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Business/Professional Directory

Alachua County School Board

Leanetta McNealy, Ph.D.

School Board Member -District 4 

620 East University Ave.

Gainesville, FL 32601

(352) 955-7880 

mcnealy@gm.sbac.edu

Paul White

Assistant Superintendent – Operations 

620 East University Ave.

Gainesville, FL 32601

(352) 955-7712

paul.white@gm.sbac.edu

Athletics

Wilennor Merant/Jerome Reed

R.A.W.E. Recruits

J.R. (352) 406-1965

W.M. (352) 949-9249

rawe@gmail.com

Automotive 

Lawrence

Mr. Touch Up Automotive Repair

(352) 745-2270

mrtouchup81@yahoo.com

  

Michael Webb-Cullen

Prestine Auto Detailers

(352) 426-7911

prestineautodetailers@gmail.com

  

Detron McCray

New Look Automotive

1801 NE 23rd Ave Unit B7

Gainesville, FL 32609

(352) 256-2803

detronphanilliemccray@gmail.com

  
Lestine Ford
AAA Insurance Agency
1201 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 373-7
  
Nate Heaven
For Heaven’s Sake – 3D Car Wash
(352) 274-8396
  
Bail Bonds
Tyrone Baker
Bail Bonds
106 SE 11th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 363-5571 
tyronebaker2007@yahoo.com
  
Sam B. Wesley
Agency Bail Bonds
739 NW 5th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 575-9621
Banquet Rooms
Liandrea Daniels
Event Coordinator
Last Chance Events
219 NW 10th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 
(352) 301-0370
  

Beauty

Alisha Badger
All About Beauty with Lady B
Freelance Makeup Artist
352-246-8731
alisha.badger@yahoo.com
  
Hannah Davis
Mary Kay Consultant
Gainesville, FL
352-246-8731
 
  
Wideline Charles
Licensed Cosmetologist
(352) 740-9865
widelinehairdesign@gmail.com
  
Brandace “Lady B” Twitty
Licensed Cosmetologist
Heavenly Blush Beauty Bar
(352) 519-2725
hairbyladyb@gmail.com
  
Lukisha King
Mary Kay Consultant
4314 SW 70th Terrace, Apt. D
(352) 327-6409
lukishaking@gmail.com
  
Business Strategies
Nadia Alcide
Founder
Simply Sociable, LLC
nadia@simplysociablellc.com
www.simplysociablellc.com
 
 
 
Rodney Long
Long & Associates
Business Development & Consulting
1712 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 371-4566
 
 
Stephanie Seawright
Consultant
Impact Consulting Services, LLC
Thenextstep87@gmail.com
(352) 494-6469
 
 
 
Nicole Stewart
A Love So Sweet
Business Strategies
Nicole@alovesosweet.com
(352) 619-5097
 
 
 

Business Support

Willie C. Cunningham
Mister Paper Business Products
1040 S Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 377-2737
willie@misterpaper.com
Dwight L. Hulse
D. L. Hulse Consulting, LLC
PO Box 357778
Gainesville, FL 32635
(352) 682-9110
dwight@dlhulseconsulting.com
 
Joe Johnson
Director of Business Services
Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
300 E. University Ave., Suite 100
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 334-7120
joe@gainesvillechamber.com
 
Cynthia Washington
Washington Concepts, Inc.
(202) 744-7926
cdw@wci-concepts.com
 

Catering

Gail Johnson
delicious. delivered.
Gainesville, Florida
(352) 727-1473
gail@deliciousdeliveredgainesville.com
 
 
Joe Reaves
On Deamand Catering
4312 SE 4th Ave.
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 213-7851
joereaves2003@yahoo.com
 
Atiya Hayes
DaPink Ladi
Tropical Slushes
Ocala, FL
(352) 553-6644
 
 
Cynthia “Cyndi” Tharpe
Savor and Spice
2229 SE 45th Terrace
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(352) 870-9383
 
Ralph McKnight
Garden of Eatery
Gainesville, Florida 
(352) 379-5816
 
B. Sweet Applenista
Candy Applenista
Ocala, Florida 
(404) 379-2532
 

Chamber of Commerce

Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
300 E. University Ave #100
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 334-7100
www.gainesvillechamber.com
 
African American Chamber of Commerce
(352) 871-7636
www.aachamberncf@yahoo.com
 
 

Childcare

Intelligent Kidz Educational Academy
901 SE 1st Avenue
Gainesville, FL 
(352) 275-4707
ikea.academy@gmail.com
 

Construction

R. Tolbert/K. Hart
Hart’s Masonry, LLC
(352) 537-2674
(352) 843-8018
hartsmasonry@gmail.com
 
Duane and Anna
Insulation A.S.A.P.
(352) 219-8245
insulationasap@cox.net
 

Copy Shop

Angie Rentz
8th Avenue Copy Shop
1527 NE 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 505-0015
eightcopyshop@yahoo.com
 

Couponing

Amber M. Robinson
The Coupon Queen
Gainesville, FL
meshono5@gmail.com
(386) 623-0691
  

Community Agencies

Robert Dore
Save Our City Initiative, Inc.
3324 W. University Ave. #358
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 221-9242
socinc@gmail.com
 
Ayana Archer
Ja’Niyah Irving Youth Foundation
726 NW 8th Ave., Ste E
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 792-6100
aarcher.jiyf@gmail.com
 
Cynthia Moore Chestnut
Alachua County Democratic Party
PO Box 5216
Gainesville, FL 32627
(352) 317-8291
chestnut49@gmail.com
 
Delphine Jackson
Gainesville Job Corps Center
5301 NE 40th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 377-2555
jackson.delphine@jobcorps.org
 

Entertainment

Lavelle Whitfield
Lavelle Productions
(352) 318-7902
Lavalle.productions@yahoo.com
 
Offering A Customized DJ Experience for
Your Next Event
Amber Shelton
Florida Fun Bikes
530 W. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 462-BIKE
FloridaFunBikes@gmail.com
 
Robert Dore
President
Swampland Entertainment
3324 W. University Ave #358 Gainesville, FL 32607
(863) 812-3964
swamplandentinc.@gmail.com
 
Kevin Simmons
KBOX Streaming Box
(352) 875-3019
info@kboxentertainment.com
 
Eric “DJ E-LO” Lopez
DJ ELO GLOBAL
PO Box 5913
Gainesville, FL 32627
(352) 275-7846
 
DJ Klarc Shepard
Gainesville, FL
(352)  231-2564
 
 

Event Planning

Dawn Girtman
Balloons by Florally Yours
Unique Event Decor
(352) 384-9989
 
 
Alfred J. Peterson
Signature Grand
PO Box 143082
Gainesville, FL 32614
(352) 215-4731
signaturegrandevents@gmail.com
 
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Executive Search

Weida Tucker
WG Tucker Group
7200 SW 8th Ave., #U-134
Gainesville, Florida 32607
weida@wgtuckergroup.com
 

Electric

William Sutherland
Cloud Electric
1969 SW 69th Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32607
(352) 333-7684 or (352) 328-9542
williamsoutherland62@mail.com
 
 

Fashion

Maritza Gould
Atlanta Fashions 2
2068 West Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala, Florida 34475
(352) 390-8331
atlantafashions2@yahoo.com
 
Angelica Williams
Style to Go
(404) 500-6134
info@styletogo.net
 
 
Lady Shawney
Shawney Styles
Gainesville, Fl
(352) 339-0488
shawneystyles@yahoo.com 
 
Teaire Lenard
DeMure Jewelry
Handmade Custom Jewelry
Gainesville, Florida
teairel@gmail.com

Financial Advisor

Gwendolyn C. Robinson
Voya
3434 SW 24th Avenue, Ste E
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 335-4444
gwendolyn.robinson@voyafa.com
 

Funeral Services

Frank and Dorothy Washington
Washington Funeral Home
3809 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 372-3328
fwashing@hughes.net
 

Government

Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
515 N. Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 374-5252
 
Charles Goston
Gainesville City Commission
200 E. University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 334-5000
GostonCE@cityofgainesville.org
 
Charles “Chuck” Chestnut
Alachua County Commission
12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 264-6900 cschestnut@alachuacounty.us
 
Cynthia Moore Chestnut
Alachua County Democratic Party
PO Box 5216
Gainesville, FL 32627
(352) 317-8291
cchestnut49@gmail.com
 
Sylvia Warren
Small and Minority Business Program Coordinator
222 E. University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 334-5051
warrensd@cityofgainesville.org
 

Hair Care

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David Daniels
Coconuts
Salon, Barbershop & Mini Spa
3366 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 373-7323
Airre- Elle Jones
Beyouteeful Obsession
211 NW 10th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
airrejones1890@gmail.com
 
 
Marvin Hayes
Salon Marvin Hayes
714 West University
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-804-0706
 
 
Dennayce Mavin
Salon Syx
411 SW 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-505-3701 
Heavenly Blush Beauty Bar
304 NW 5th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-665-9504
Kashhairguru@yahoo.com
 
 

Healthcare

 
Monica Gadson
Gadson’s Homemaker and Companion Agency
2823 NE 14th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 388-1112
gadsoncares@gmail.com
 
 
Richard V. Anderson
Senior Vice President 
Meridian Behavioral Health
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 374-5600
 
 
 
Japera Denson
Director, Health Information Management 
Meridian Behavioral Health
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 374-5600
 
 
 
Heather Edwards
Vice President, Human Resources 
Meridian Behavioral Health
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 374-5600
 
 
 
Sabrina Trotter
Zija 
Gainesville, FL
(678) 215-2927
undermywing12@gmail.com
 
 
 
Joe Reaves
President 
Black AIDS Services and Education, Inc.
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 247-8335
gainesvillebase@gmail.com
 
 

Housing

 
Pamela Koons
Gainesville Housing Authority
1900 SE 4th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 872-5500
 
 
Pam Davis
Executive Director
Gainesville Housing Authority
1900 SE 4th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 872-5500
 

Industrial

 
Kevin Holmes
Creative Industrial Solutions
4641 NW 6th St. Suite D
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 226-8448
kholmes@creativeindustrialsolutions.com
 

Insurance

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Dwight Jeffery White
Bankers Life
6241 NW 23rd Steet Suite #101
Gainesville, FL 32653
(352) 443-7003
dwight.white@bankerslife.com
Mickey H. Rawls
1410 NW 13th Street Suite 9
Gainesville, FL 
(352) 377-1000
 
Evelyn Foxx
Independent Agent
foxxe1948@gmail.com
(352) 870-7014
 
 
Nik Bland
Brightway Insurance
9127 SW 52nd Ave., Suite D-103
Gainesville, FL 32608
nik.bland@brightway.com
 

Interior Design

Melanie Renea
Melanie Renea Concepts
Gainesville, FL
(352) 281-9933
melaniereneaconcepts@gmail.com

Law/Corrections

Stephanie Mickle
2153 SE Hawthorne Rd
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 376-9005
contact@stephaniemickle.com
Nouvelle L. Gonzalo
Attorney at Law
(216) 527-7777
ngonzalo@gonzalolaw.com
 
Millicent Daniels/Bruce Batts
Batts-Daniels Law
(352) 562-7999
 

Landscaping

David Giles
Giles Tree Service
2535 NW 49th Place
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 871-8450
davidjamesgiles@gmail.com

Library

Diane Johnson
Cone Park Library Manager
2801 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 334-0720
 

Life Coaching

Gilda Sall, M.S.
Spiritual Life Coach
glilac@yahoo.com
(917) 957-9329
 
Sezra Gay
Leadership Coach, Trainer and Speaker
2153 S.E. Hawthorne Road
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 577-2929
sgay.services@gmail.com
 

Medical

Fidelis Okafor
Able Pharmacy
5001 NW 34th Street, Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 519-5795
 
Dr. Jude Alcide, Chiropractor
Alcide Chiropractor
408 West University Ave, Suite 200
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 639-4660
 

Newspaper/Magazine

Cleveland Tinker
The Gainesville Sun
2700 SW 13th St.
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 337-0376
cleve.tinker@gainesville.com
 
John Bacon, MBA
Group Publisher
5950 NW 1st Place
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 333-3425
jbacon@naylor.com
 

Performing Arts

Steven Butler
Artistic Director – Actors’ Warehouse
608 N. Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 376-8561
actorswarehouse.fla@gmail.com
 

Photography

Marcus Heckstall
Photographer
(786) 461-8639
 
Kerron Clement
(818) 915-3881
kerronclement@yahoo.com
 
Michae E. Allen
(407) 432-5307
asharpphoto13@gmail.com
 

Public Policy

Kamal Latham
Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
300 E. University Ave Suite 100
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 378-2498
kamal@gainesvillechamber.com 

Radio

Tanya Walker
Daystar Radio 89.5FM
Ocala, Florida
(352) 369-8950
 
William Johnson
90.1 FM The Beat
900 NW 8th Ave Suite G
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 505-5579
 
Samantha Alexander
Account Executive
Marc Radio
100 NW 76th Drive, Ste 2
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 313-3150
 

Real Estate

Malcolm Askew
Keller Williams – Team Dynamo
(904) 476-7938
Malcom@tdynamo.com 
Darren G. Jones
Keller Williams
3600 NW 43rd St., Ste A-1
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 494-2156
darren@tdynamo.com 
Teresa Osoba
Keller Williams Gainesville Realty
4915 NW 43rd Steet
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 284-6751
teresaosoba@aol.com 
Jonathan Sherrod
Coldwell Banker Commercial
7515 W University Ave Suite 201
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 871-3990
RealtorSherrod@gmail.com 
Valencia C-H Wells
Keller Williams
3600 NW 43rd St., Ste A-1
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 317-1830
valenciachwells@kw.com 
Shema Freeman
truhome Realty
9111 SW 53rd Place, Ste A
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 256-4025
shema@mytruhome.com 
Simone Campbell
Coral Shores Realty
6146 SW Hwy 200
Ocala, FL 34476
(352) 207-7628
simoneslp@yahoo.com 
Davonda Brown
Vice President, Broker Associate
Bosshardt Realty
5542 NW  43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32653 
(352) 371-6100
Craig Wilburn
President and CEO Team Dynamo
Keller Williams Realty
Gainesville, FL 
(352) 317-0707
info@tydynamo.com
Natalie Thomas
Miller Real Estate
360 SW 2nd Ave Suite O
Gainesville, FL 32607 
(352) 219-8365
nataliethomasrealtor@gmail.com

Restaurants

Johnny Moore
Ruby’s
308 NW 5th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 378-0490
 
 
The Twisted Peacock
3610 SE 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 505-6827
 
 
 
Southern Charm Kitchen
1714 SE Hawthorne Rd
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352) 505-5553
 
 
 
Reggae Shack Cafe
619 W. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 377-5464
 
 
 
Caribbean Queen
507 NW 5th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 374-8111
 
 
 
James Gilliam
Managing Partner
Carrabba’s
3021 SW 34th St
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 692-0083
 

Security

“Karate Mac”
Sen Sei N. V. McCalla
P.O. box 11121
Tampa, FL 33680
(813) 625-9800
 

Tax Services

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Mike Harris
Safety of Wealth
Gainesville, FL 
(407) 488-2500
 
 
Lisa Reid, MBA
Block Advisors
5010 Newberry Road Ste A
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 372-7269
lisa.reid@blockadvisors.com
 
Michael Perkins
Perks Family Tax Service
51301 NW 6th Street Suite B-1
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 240-6587
 
 

Television

Theresa Okorochukwu
African Network Television
5021-D NW 34th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 727-4113
theresa@africannetworktv.com
 

Thrift Store

A Rai of Sunshine Thrift Store
125 NW 23rd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 
(352) 246-4944
 

Traffic Maintenance

Seyi Falade
Executive Director
Cornerstone Barricades
3712 NW 84th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 373-8001
seyi.falade@cornerstonebarricades.com
 

Transportation

Diane Key
Key Transportation Solutions, Inc.
PO Box 142014
Gainesville, FL 32614
(352) 219-5286
keytransportationsolutions@gmail.com
 
Travel
Brittane’ Stewart
Lovecations Travel, LLC
(888) 350-5380
 
Sandra Kimbrough
Around The World Travel Agency
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 538-4940
sandra@aroundtheworldtravelagency.net
 
Vendor/Supplier Support
Rachael Favors
Northern Certification & Corporate Services Manager
Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council
9499 NE 2nd Ave Ste 201
Miami, FL 33138 
(850) 694-5374
rachael@fsmdc.org
  
Kathey K. Porter, MBA, CPSD
Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations Division
University of Florida
2046 SE Waldo Road, Ste 3201
Gaiensville, FL 32609 
(352) 392-0380
porterk1@ufl.edu
  

Winery

Matt Bowman
Micanopy Winery
22595 N Hwy 441
Micanopy, FL 32667
(352) 234-0411