Two items for you all today.
*1. Local Preference Survey*
Please consider filling out this important survey to let the county know
your preference for local and independently owned businesses. It is
intended for business owners to fill in, so you have to bear with the
survey, but imporatnt to put in your comments and ensure we have a good
preference for local business in our county purchasing!
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - During recent Board of County Commission meetings,
there has been increased interest in *supporting local and
independently-owned businesses* and supporting the Gainesville Area Chamber
of Commerce Business Advisory Council's "Buy Local" campaign. The Alachua
County Purchasing Division is conducting a survey of local vendors and
citizens. The survey will assist in the current conversation including whether
there is a need for a local vendor price preference within the County's
The results of the survey will be given to the Commission to aid in their
decision making process. A summarized report will be posted the County
website once the survey process has been completed.****
take the survey. The *survey ends Friday, August 12*, 2011, and it should
take about *15-20 minutes to complete*.****
For more information, contact Larry Sapp, Alachua County Purchasing Manager
at 352-374-5202 or ls...@alachuacounty.us.
*2.Free Cooking Demos! Just call Heidi to register 352 334 8889 *
Join Stefanie Samara Hamblen of Hogtown
HomeGrown<http://www.hogtownhomegrown.com/>will be instructing. Oh,
and you get to eat too!
*Tuesday August 9th, 6-730pm* - Get the Salt Out (using flavor and herbs to
Santa Fe CIED Center
530 West University Avenue
*Thursday August 18th, 6-730pm* - Weekend Cooking for Fast and Healthy
Weekday Meals (and save money too!)
Mt Carmel Baptist Church
2505 Northeast 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641-4808
And lastly, don't forget to regularly check out our
with a comprehensive listing of food related events in our community!
Supporting good, clean and fair food.
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