Many Career Paths - One Common Goal

Helping young professionals be

Connected | Informed | Involved

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ACEL is a resource for and about young people in Alachua County, Florida. Our vision is for this community to become an increasingly desirable place for diverse, talented young people to flourish. We want you to be a part of it.

We put our mission into action by:

  • Connecting young leaders to one another at social and professional events.
  • Informing Alachua County residents of issues and opportunities in our community.
  • Involving young professionals in projects and initiatives to help them grow professionally.
  • Making Alachua County an even better place!
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Frank Avery
Communications Director – CareerSource North Central Florida

“When I was new to town having just moved from South Carolina, ACEL was the first group I really had a chance to connect with. From trips to the springs to a chance to lead as the Marketing & Communications Chair for nearly two years, the experience has taught me so much about how to grow and thrive in a great community. ”

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ACEL's Member Spotlight is a chance for you to meet our members. Throughout the year, Director at Large Kevin Hublou sits down with members of our organization to get to know them and give them a chance to tell their story to our community. Interested in having the spotlight on...

It's everyone's favorite topic: personal finance.Oh, that's not your favorite thing to talk about?In that case, the new year is a great time to reevaluate your financial situation and set goals for the coming year. You get annual medical checkups; why not also treat yourself to a yearly financial checkup?...

Attendees at ACEL’s October Happy Hour mixer have an opportunity to meet and mingle with candidates running in the November 2014 Gainesville General Election.  To help inform our community about the candidates, ACEL’s Public Policy Committee asked each one a series of questions about  issues important to Gainesville’s young professionals.  You can read the...

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