Leadership in Gainesville

The Gainesville Sun ran an editorial on Sunday, September 14, 2014 titled, "New Leadership."  Here is an excerpt and link to the full editorial. "Since Tim Giuliani was hired as president of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2012, the group has become more involved in local government. The chamber has created groups to... Continue Reading →


UF and Gainesville rising together

We are living in transformational times in Gainesville, FL.  Indeed, the world is shifting and creating new winners and losers in this global 21st century economy.  Gainesville and UF are leading Florida's push to diversify its economy, although the strategies are sometimes not widely known. Thank you to the Gainesville Sun for publishing my column... Continue Reading →

Gainesville growing tech sector

The IT sector is growing in the Gainesville region and we are doubling down on our strategy to support and grow companies and jobs in this sector.  Last week, we announced our new collaboration with Gainesville tech entrepreneurs to launch the “Gainesville Area Tech Council” that will operate through the Chamber and be led by... Continue Reading →

Plugging Gainesville’s Brain Drain

Gainesville has a long-standing reputation across the nation and world as a destination for those looking to receive a high quality education. The University of Florida was recently ranked the 14th best public university in the United States and Santa Fe College reached the U.S. Top 10 for community colleges. Both have proven successful in creating... Continue Reading →

Mobiquity interview

See the interview with Gainesville WCJB TV-20 on the announcement of Mobiquity expanding to Gainesville and creating 260 new jobs. Mobiquity Brings New Jobs | WCJB TV-20.

A new era

As we head into a brand-new year, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce ushers in a new era by kicking off 2013 at our annual meeting, ‘Toast to Business.’ Hundreds of business leaders will gather to welcome the 2013 Chairman of the Board, Mitch Glaeser, and celebrate an evening of prestigious honors and special announcements.The... Continue Reading →

Conversation with WWII vet

For the first time, WWII vet Russ Furnas decided to tell his story.  At the age of 92, Russ stood before our Gainesville Chamber staff for 45 minutes to share his life story with most time allotted to his WWII experience.  At times, it was clear that recounting stories of being injured, of nearly dying... Continue Reading →

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