Our Small Business Partners

Founded in summer 2014, the Small Business Partner program 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 more than half a million dollars for our community.

Why become a Small Business Partner?

Affordable Philanthropy – The Small Business Partner program offers two levels of giving at $1200 or $2400 per year, with the convenience of auto-payments and the option to amortize payments monthly. 
Trusted Partner – United Way of North Central Florida utilizes a community investment process to thoroughly vet all nonprofit partners before they’re eligible to receive funding. Through the Community Investment Fund, United Way dollars can help agencies leverage federal, state and foundation grants bringing more money to the community.
Networking That Matters – Small Business 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 amiller@unitedwayncfl.org or call (352) 333-0856.



Small Business Leadership Council

The Small Business Leadership Council is comprised of active, dedicated Small Business Partners who attend regular meetings, provide insights into diverse areas, build bridges to the community and empower Small Business Partners 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 Partner and are interested in serving on a committee, please contact Amber Miller at amiller@unitedwayncfl.org or call (352) 333-0856.  

Your 2019 – 2020 Small Business Leadership Council:
  • Chris Floyd, Insight Insurance Group, Events Chair
  • Jeri Banta, Earthwise Pet Supply, Stewardship Chair
  • Becky Raymond, ServPro Alachua County West
  • Carol Doak, Mini Maid
  • Kevin Spellicy, Campbell Spellicy Engineering
  • Kim Wolfmeyer, Wolf Security Systems
  • Lisa Magary, Celebrate Primary Care
  • Scott Schroeder, Liquid Creative Studios
  • Matt Donovan, Immediate-Past Chair

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.