Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce

Facilitates Economic Opportunity, Business Success, and Community Progress

Through leadership and collaboration, the Greater Gainesville Chamber facilitates economic opportunity, business success, and community progress. Our five-star accredited Chamber is the voice for our 1,300 members who employ more than 80,000 people, and our vision is to make our region a global hub of talent, innovation, and opportunity.

Local Chambers of Commerce play a foundational role in their communities; in fact, Chambers are the number one place people start when looking for information about a community. At the Greater Gainesville Chamber, we take that to heart, and everything we do reflects that commitment—our community is our why. Our Board of Directors, comprised of engaged and dynamic community leaders, guides our efforts. Committed to giving back to our region, the Board reflects the true diversity of our community, with members representing banking and finance, biotechnology, construction, education, healthcare, nonprofits, real estate, retail, service, and technology, with businesses and organizations both large and small.

Of course, many people think of get-togethers when they think of a Chamber, and with more than 100 networking events per year, we are delighted to provide that service. Our Membership team delivers the programming that brings our members together. A dynamic college town, Gainesville is home to preeminent talent, world-class healthcare, educational excellence, spirited entrepreneurship, a strong sense of place, and a unifying desire to equalize opportunity for all our residents. Our member businesses reflect that diversity, and from the smallest of tech startups to the largest international corporations, we work hard to build flexibility and continuous improvement into our programming so we can provide meaningful engagement for all.

Economic development is certainly another key component of our Chamber. We have taken a new, more holistic approach with our newly launched five-year economic development and community strategy initiative, aptly named Collaborate 2025, with its focus on “Creating a Stronger Region and Better Life, Together.” Collaborate 2025 complements the strategic plans and initiatives already underway with our community partners—the University of Florida and Santa Fe College, our municipalities and county governments and our nonprofits, to name just a few—to propel progress toward prosperity, success, and upward mobility throughout our region.

 

Rounding out our advocacy for all community members, our Public Policy and Talent and Retention departments work to effect lasting change. Our Public Policy team works with our local, state, and federal legislators to ensure our member voices are heard. We have made significant inroads in educating our community about the policy decisions that affect their daily lives, while encouraging their continued engagement via voter registration events, candidate forums, and meet-and-greets with policymakers. Talent and Retention plays a key role in preparing the employees of tomorrow, not just at the high school and college level, but from birth through retirement and from the GED to the PhD.

Since 1924, the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce has celebrated what makes our region work. As we race toward our 100th anniversary, we’re working on what makes Gainesville great.

Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce

gainesvillechamber.com
352-334-7100
300 E. University Avenue,
Gainesville, Florida, 32601

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