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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 city would work to remove air potatoes—an invasive species not native to the area—from the city’s public spaces. These events proved successful: a large-enough dent has been made in the […]

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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 into the mix. We’ve got some exciting things planned this year, and if you’ve been on the fence about joining or getting more involved, now is the time to throw […]

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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 drinks while the Social Committee provided the decorations and desserts. More photos available in ACEL’s Facebook album. In the spirit of giving, the Community Service Committee kicked off its clothing […]

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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 native North Carolina to work for Bonterra Builders as Design Center Assistant. Though her quick departure made a smooth transition difficult, we’re back up and running with two new editors […]

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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 in the holiday spirit. Below is a list of festivals, performances, and other ways to make this holiday season a little more special than the last. The one event you […]

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ACEL Happy Hour: Candidate Meet & Greet

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 responses to those […]

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ACEL Completes Grassroots Campaign, Installs First Public Bike Pumps in Downtown

Media Contact: Frank Avery, [email protected] Gainesville, Fla. – Alachua County Emerging Leaders (ACEL) is proud to announce the installation of two new bicycle pumps in downtown Gainesville. The pumps were unveiled today at the Sun Center at 11:00 a.m during a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Gainesville Cycling Club, the City of Gainesville, the Gainesville Community […]

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ACEL Connected: Meet the City Commission Candidates, then Cast an Informed Vote

Attendees at ACEL’s February Happy Hour mixer have an opportunity to meet and mingle with candidates running in the March 11 Gainesville Commission 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.  Seven of the10 candidates submitted […]

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ACEL Champions for Charity: Ready, Set, Go!

February means one thing around here: KICKBALL! We are beyond excited for ACEL’s 8th Annual Champions for Charity kickball tournament, brought to you by Campus USA Credit Union. To make your kickball experience as glorious as possible, we’ve put together some information about what to expect Saturday, February 8 at Diamond Sports Park. REGISTRATION AND […]

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ACEL Involved: Young Professionals Flock to Downtown Gainesville

For the past several years, downtown Gainesville has been experiencing a revitalization, reflected in new commercial and cultural activities emerging in the area. A growing diversity of eateries and bars, art galleries, retail stores and office space can also be seen downtown, such as the recently opened Pop A Top corner store and The Wooly […]

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