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ACEL Bikes de Mayo

Get On Your Bikes and Ride! Cycle to the High Dive to celebrate National Bike Month with ACEL’s Bikes de Mayo social event! ACEL Bikes de Mayo is a fundraiser for ACEL’s advocacy initiative to have air pumps installed at or around the new bike racks currently planned for downtown Gainesville! Profits from the ACEL Bikes de [...]

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Leaders Wanted: Now Accepting ACEL Board Applicants

Apply to Serve on ACEL’s Board of Directors Are you ready to take your ACEL involvement to the next level? Applications for open positions on ACEL’s board of directors will be accepted from now through September 30, 2012. This is your chance to guide ACEL’s progress and make an even greater contribution to your community. All members in [...]

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Alachua County Commission Candidates Answer Your Questions

At a special version of our monthly ACEL Happy Hour this Thursday, you’ll have an opportunity to meet and mingle with candidates running in the upcoming August 14, 2012 Alachua County Commission race. To help inform ACEL members about the candidates, ACEL’s Public Policy Committee asked each one a series of questions on issues important to Alachua County’s [...]

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ACEL Reaches out with New ACEL Advantage Campaign

Have you noticed a new look on our Facebook and Twitter pages? Alachua County Emerging Leaders (ACEL) officially kicks off its ACEL Advantage campaign this week! The campaign will highlight ACEL Advantages—those are the benefits ACEL delivers to the Gainesville area community as well as to its membership of over 200 young professionals. Stay tuned in [...]

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Happy Hour with Champions: ACEL’s Wraps up Another Kickball Tourney

When the dust settled on the diamonds last weekend, Alachua County Emerging Leaders (ACEL) had once again Kicked it out of Diamond Sports Park. Twenty-six teams, well over a dozen supporting sponsors, and the volunteers who graciously donated their time helped raise $12,000 for local charities in the sixth annual ACEL Champions for Charity kickball tournament. [...]

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Kickball Teams Tweet It Out

The competition is already heating up for the 2012 ACEL Champions for Charity kickball tournament. With the confidence of a couple practices behind them, many players have taken to Twitter for some good ol’ smack talkin’. Last weekend, Twitter was abuzz with kickballers posting practice photos, touting team strategy and brazenly challenging their opponents using the [...]

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Gainesville City Commission Candidates Answer Your Questions

At this evening’s ACEL Happy Hour, you’ll have an opportunity to meet and mingle with candidates running in the upcoming January 31, 2012 Gainesville Commission Election.  To help inform ACEL members about the candidates, ACEL’s Public Policy Committee asked each one a series of questions on issues important to Gainesville’s young professionals.  Eight of the 11 candidates [...]

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Make a Donation and Connect with Hundreds of Young Professionals

The 2011 ACEL Annual Dinner has been scheduled and we’re rounding up prize donations for the event.  In the past, we’ve given away some pretty spectacular ones!  Does your employer or business want to show their support for ACEL?  Do you know a business looking to connect with young professionals?  This is the perfect opportunity. [...]

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Ardisia Pull, Er, Hike at San Felasco

On Saturday morning, May 7, an enthusiastic group of eight gathered at the San Felasco hiking trailhead with every intention of pulling invasive ardisia plants.  Soon after we arrived, we learned that the park ranger who was to lead the group as well as supply us with gloves and trash bags had fallen ill. Undeterred, [...]

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City Commission Candidates Respond to ACEL Q & A

To help ACEL members learn more about each candidate running in the March 15 Gainesville City Commission election and what she or he stands for, ACEL’s Public Policy Committee posed a series of questions, and nine candidates responded. Here’s a snippet of what they had to say. To read the responses in their entirety, please [...]

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