Small Business United

Founded in summer 2014, Small Business United is focused on uniting small businesses within a six-county service area through investing in United Way of North Central Florida. Through United Way, small businesses support more than 30 nonprofit programs providing services in health, education, financial stability and immediate needs. Since its inception, the small business partner program has raised over half a million dollars for our community.

Why become a Small Business Partner?

Affordable Philanthropy – Small Business United now offers three levels of partnership starting with annual commitments of $600 (or $800 in-kind), $1200 or $2400 per year, with the convenience of auto-payments and the option to amortize payments monthly. 
Collective Impact – Small Businesses support United Way's mission to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. This includes the counties of Alachua, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Union. United Way's Community Investment Fund currently supports 29 nonprofit programs meeting this mission.
Networking That Matters – Small Business United partners enjoy networking events with fellow small business owners. Opportunities to connect include quarterly educational breakfasts, networking socials, an annual Small Business Summit, volunteer opportunities, and invitations to attend United Way of North Central Florida Signature events. A private Facebook group unites partners online.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Small Business Partner program, please contact Amber Miller at or call (352) 333-0856.

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Small Business Leadership Council

The Small Business Leadership Council is comprised of active, dedicated Small Business United partners who attend regular meetings, provide insights into diverse areas, build bridges to the community and empower Small Businesses to further connect with the goals of United Way of North Central Florida. The Council oversees three subcommittees focused on events, stewardship and recruitment. If you’re an active Small Business United partner and are interested in serving on a committee, please contact Amber Miller at or call (352) 333-0856.  

Your Small Business Leadership Council:

  • Charlie Delatorre, Chair,  Tower Publications
  • Jeri Banta, Earthwise Pet Supply
  • Carol Doak, Mini Maid
  • Chris Floyd, Insight Insurance Group
  • Kevin Spellicy, Campbell Spellicy Engineering
  • Scott Schroeder, Liquid Creative Studios
  • Melanie Shore, Seacoast Bank

Small Business United Collaborators

Special thanks to all of our Small Business Collaborators for their commitment to the success of United Way’s Small Business Partner Program. Their additional gift supports Small Business Partner events.


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