Welcome to the alachua business league

your business network resource

At ABL, we are passionate about supporting businesses and driving economic growth in the local community. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to provide resources, organize events, and create opportunities for business development.

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Empower your business

The Alachua Business League (ABL) is dedicated to empowering local businesses through collaborative support, strategic initiatives, and community engagement. We believe in the potential of every business and are committed to fostering growth and success.

grow with the abl

Discover a range of opportunities to optimize your business, expand your network, and stay ahead of the competition. Join ABL today and unlock the full potential of your business.

our journey

Explore the journey of the Alachua Business League, from its inception to becoming a leading advocate for local businesses. Our commitment to fostering a thriving business community drives everything we do.

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our supportive services

Explore our range of services designed to elevate your business to new heights. From strategic planning to networking events, we are here to support your growth.

Marketing for success

Elevate your brand

Enhance your brands visibility with our strategic marketing support, from social media amplification and website assistance to engaging community spotlights that tells your businesses unique story.

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Community Engagement

Signature downtown events

Experience the heart of Alachua at our renowned Main Street festivals. A showcase for many local businesses, these festivals draw huge crowds to Historic Downtown Alachua, offering an array of products and services and demonstrating the rich tapestry of our community.  Read more…

Funding Opportunities

Financial support for growth

One of our primary goals, through our Main Street festivals, is to provide scholarships to Santa Fe College for Sante Fe high school graduates. Our commitment of support also extends to financial assistance for local entrepreneurs and businesses to fuel their growth and success. Read more…

Education For Businesses

Expand your business knowledge

Participate in our interactive workshops and seminars designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive business landscape. Read more…

Member perks

  • Exclusive Learning – Advance your business skills with monthly educational workshops and expert insights
  • Access to Resources – Tap into a curated suite of online tools and resources, available only to members.
  • Collaborative Marketing – Join forces in our marketing endeavors for amplified reach and impact.
  • Preferred Rates – Benefit from discounts on a variety of media packages and services.
  • Priority Event Access – Get the inside track on event participation and booking opportunities. 
  • Visibility and Inclusion – Get featured in our member directory and benefit from our proactive marketing initiatives.


I am incredibly thankful to the Alachua Business League for awarding me the Entrepreneur Scholarship for 2023. Their generous support has been a true blessing in my life, allowing me to open my dream storefront boutique right on Alachua's Main Street shortly after winning the scholarship. The opportunity to create a space where I can share my passion with the community has been nothing short of amazing! Balancing my responsibilities as a boutique owner and a college student pursuing a nursing degree has been challenging, but the scholarship has made a significant difference. It covered many of my college classes, enabling me to allocate more of my personal funds toward the boutique. This financial relief has not only allowed me to focus on my studies and business but has also given me the confidence and resources to grow and succeed in both areas. The support from the Alachua Business League has been a pivotal moment in my journey, and I am deeply grateful for their belief in my potential. Their generosity has allowed me to pursue my dreams without the overwhelming financial burden that often accompanies students my age. As I reflect on this incredible opportunity, I am reminded of the Bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." This verse perfectly encapsulates the hope and future that the scholarship has provided me. Thank you, Alachua Business League, for your unwavering support and for helping me turn my dreams into reality.
Emma Maroon
I would like to express my gratitude and thank you for believing in me...made me feel like every bit of hard work was worth it!
Kenecia Woodridge
I am so thankful to be chosen for the senior scholarship...I work two part time jobs...but I knew it would not be enough. I can't thank you all enough for giving me the opportunity to go to college and study in a program that I am very passionate about!
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