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Local Graduate Students: Why Aren’t You In ACEL?

Attention Graduate Students! Take a study break and think about this: Now is the time for you get connected with other young professionals. With ACEL, you can stay informed about and get involved with the local community.  Join ACEL now and become Connected, Informed, and Involved! A little about ACEL ACEL’s mission is to encourage […]

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ACEL Informed: Gainesville Set to Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week

It’s no secret how tourism has fueled Florida’s economy for many years. Simply put, tourists who travel to Gainesville bring with them a boost to our economy here in Alachua County. They support our businesses, restaurants, bars, bed and breakfasts, local retailers and museums — among other attractions that our community has to offer. National […]

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ACEL Connected: Members Whip Up Local Culinary Skills

As noted by the Gainesville Sun, Alachua County celebrated the first official Local Food Week last month. Local organizations  hosted events promoting healthy eating and highlighted opportunities for more sustainable farm practices, new entrepreneurship, and social empowerment. The activities took place at various locations, such as farmers markets, film festivals, workshops and farm tours, all totaling more […]

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ACEL Informed: Local Candidates Gather for ACEL’s Downtown Happy Hour

The ACEL Public Policy Committee likes to keep our members informed about ways we can be directly involved in the creation of our community. This month’s Downtown Happy Hour at The Backyard @ Boca Fiesta & Palomino will feature some of the candidates vying for upcoming spots on election day. On March 19, Gainesville residents will […]

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ACEL Connected: The Inaugural ACEL Amazing Race

Get your game face on! This Sunday, April 22 2012, is the inaugural ACEL Amazing Race. There has been A LOT of excitement leading up the event, and we are looking forward to an AWESOME turnout! We know you still have some lingering questions about what this event is going to be like. Trust us, […]

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How I Gave: An ACEL Member’s Personal Connection with March for Kids

My name is Derek, and I was a premie. As a matter of fact, I was a premie before this term was even nationally recognized. I was only a month early but there I was, very under-developed, and very small. Fortunately for me, my grandmother was a nurse and helped my parents with the task […]

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Join Gainesville’s Most Connected Young Leaders!

ACEL is continuing to strengthen our young leadership presence in the Gainesville community, and we are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for members interested in joining our ACEL Ambassador Program!  ACEL Ambassadors grow personally and professionally while engaging with current and potential members on a regular basis. In short, serving as […]

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Gainesville Leadership and Government: The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Attend Lunch with Your Legislator

The Alachua County Emerging Leaders (ACEL) Public Policy Committee mission is to provide ACEL members with the opportunity to participate in the community through involvement in the public sphere. Our new event series, Lunch with Your Legislator, will help achieve that mission. The event will include the opportunity to connect with your local politicians, including […]

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