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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ACEL Involved: Downtown Gainesville Bike Pump Advocacy Initiative Huge Success

Attention budding community leaders, civilly engaged citizens, young professionals, and all of you spandex clad “Mellow Johnny” hopefuls!  Alachua County Emerging Leaders (ACEL) is in the midst of its first advocacy initiative, giving voice to YOUR overwhelming preference for alternative modes of transportation in OUR community. Last year ACEL decided to begin advocating on behalf of [...]

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6 Awesome Opportunities to Get the Most From Your ACEL Membership

Are you looking for opportunities to become more involved with ACEL? Well, you’re in luck! Preview ACEL is happening next week, and this is your chance to get connected, informed, and involved.  You can get the most out of ACEL and put your ideas into action by becoming involved with one of our six committees. [...]

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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 Bikes de Mayo

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

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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

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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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