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Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce: Life is Great in Greater Gainesville

Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce: Life is Great in Greater Gainesville

Life is Great in Greater Gainesville



The Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce is our community cheerleader.

Our Chamber is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce, a designation that places us in the top one percent of Chambers nationwide. We are a proud membership organization, with 1,300 businesses and their 85,000 employees working together to make Greater Gainesville truly great for everyone in our community.


The Chamber’s 5-year community progress strategy—COLLABORATE 2025—outlines our mission

to help current and future community residents accomplish their goals. Our message is simple: Life is Great in Greater Gainesville. Why? Because you can get a better job or create one; you can get a great education; and you can enhance your quality of life. Community leaders across all types and sizes of businesses make up our investors and our three COLLABORATE 2025 Action Teams—Talent, Opportunity and Place—are working to transform inspiration and ideas into actionable plans



Ask any business anywhere in the world what their greatest challenge is and they are very likely to say “attracting and retaining talent.” Here in the Greater Gainesville region, we have a leg up on the competition, thanks to our top-5 ranked public university, the University of Florida, and our nationally recognized college, Santa Fe College. At the Greater Gainesville

Chamber, we are committed to helping ensure all residents, from 0 to retirement age, receive the education and skills development they need to reach their full potential.

Gainesville Loves The Gators: Stay In The Game! is a new initiative designed to instill a sense of belonging and pride in our Alachua County elementary school students while targeting the issue of chronic absenteeism.


Career Discoveries helps high school students gain access to and connect with over 120 companies that showcase career opportunities and pathways to inspire a future they can work toward.


InternshipGNV is a bridge between businesses and our region’s 75,000 college students to help align talent for now and the future.


Greater Gainesville Young Professionals is a program designed just for locals aged 21-39 to develop professionally, personally and economically while creating lasting connections.


Inclusive Gainesville is a holistic, community-wide initiative to build a more equitable and inclusive community for everyone in our region using digital tools, personal connections and a minority business accelerator.



The Greater Gainesville Chamber offers a wealth of options to help our members connect and collaborate, and we are committed to care and advocate for our existing businesses while looking for and attracting the new businesses that will enhance the opportunities in our region.

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The role for which chambers of commerce are best known—networking—is one we enthusiastically embrace with high-quality events and conferences. Hardly a week goes by without an opportunity to meet and greet the people who run and work at the incredible variety of businesses we have locally.

The longest running leadership program in the state lives right here in Gainesville. Leadership Gainesville, or LG, is a 10-month program that helps our businesspeople with the skills they need to grow their impact in the community. Upon graduating from LG, leaders carry the relationships they develop forward through the Leadership Gainesville Alumni Association (LGAA).

AI Central is a Greater Gainesville Chamber-led initiative designed to establish North Central Florida as an international hub for artificial intelligence (AI). In collaboration with the University of Florida’s effort to produce an AI-literate workforce across all University disciplines, AI Central brings together private industry, academia and public policy makers. The initiative is already bearing fruit, as several AI companies have recently located in Gainesville.



There is no place like home—just ask the Gator Nation! Whether you were born here, came to school here or relocated here, you likely already recognize all the special things that make Greater Gainesville outstanding. With the goal of continuous improvement and ensuring everyone in our community has the chance to live their best life, the Greater Gainesville Chamber partners with many regional organizations devoted to making our place the best place.


There are many ways the Chamber can help your business. From connecting you with necessary resources to networking events and helping your organization be more visible, we are here to help your business succeed.



Though we love our events and all the opportunities to meet and greet with our members and our community, the Greater Gainesville Chamber is much more than a networking group. Why join the Chamber? Here’s why:


  • Increased visibility in the community – between our in-person events, our website and our social media presence, we make sure our members are featured front and center
  • Credibility – do you know that when people move to a new location their first stop is most often the local Chamber of Commerce? Our logo and branding campaigns raise the profile of your business
  • Business development and education – our skill-building events provide many options for professional growth
  • Community engagement and service – our Chamber partners with our policy leaders to ensure the business voice is heard and that we are working together to float all boats
  • Diversity – our members come from all walks of life and represent every part of our great One of our affinity groups, committees or councils is sure to fit you. We also tailor our dues structure to fit, from the sole proprietor to the international company

Visit us today at, call us at 352-334-7100 or visit our office at 300 East University Avenue in Gainesville.

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