Two CIED Companies Win Top Honors

2016 Chamber Business AwardsThe Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED) celebrates two companies that won top honors as the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce recognized local nonprofits and businesses for their excellence and innovation.

2 College Brothers Moving and Storage Company
Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
2 College Brothers is a former CIED incubator.

Florida Fun Bikes
Minority Owned Business of the Year
Florida Fun Bikes is currently incubating at CIED.

About the Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED)
Located in downtown Gainesville, on the north side of Innovation Square the CIED Entrepreneur Incubator in the Santa Fe College Blount Center hosts early-stage startups across a broad spectrum of sectors, from traditional service-oriented businesses like catering and furniture moving, to training, education and exam preparation businesses, as well as more technology focused businesses like web, app and game development.

About the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Representing more than 1,300 members that employ more than 70,000 employees, the Chamber firmly believes that thriving businesses build a thriving community. To best support the success of our business community and the overall growth of our regional economy, the Chamber strives daily to advance its mission to facilitate economic prosperity, business growth and community progress. The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-star accredited chamber by the United States Chamber of Commerce, putting it in the top 1% of all chambers of commerce nationwide.