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Using Free Money to Become a Better Professional: A Microgrant Story

By John-Michael Gonzalez Have you heard about ACEL’s new microgrant program? It’s pretty great. I should know because I got the first one. In case ... Continue Reading →

Meet the Candidates!

Attendees at ACEL’s March Happy Hour mixer have an opportunity to meet and mingle with candidates running in the March 2015 Gainesville City Commission Election. Early ... Continue Reading →

Microgrant FAQs

In January 2015, ACEL announced its new microgrant program, which offers Alachua County emerging leaders the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $500 ... Continue Reading →

Join ACEL for the Great Invader Raider Rally!

For many years, the City of Gainesville’s Parks Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department hosted the annual Great Air Potato Roundup, during which volunteers throughout the ... Continue Reading →

15 in ’15: How to Get More Involved This Year

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to make some changes! While you’re making your list of personal resolutions, be sure to add ACEL ... Continue Reading →

Highlights from ACEL’s 2014 Holiday Party

ACEL celebrated the holidays in style at Vellos Brickstreet Grill, where 40 members gathered to eat, drink, and be merry. Vellos served the food and ... Continue Reading →

Meet the New ACELerator Editors!

Hopefully you noticed that you have not been receiving the ACELerator over the past few months. Our previous editor, Meagan McAllister, moved back to her ... Continue Reading →

ACELebrate the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or the most stressful! Regardless of how you look at it, ACEL is here to help you get ... Continue Reading →