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Small Business Diversity Spotlight: September 2017 Small Business of the Month


The Office of Equal Opportunity would like to recognize the achievement, leadership, and impact local businesses make to our organization, the local economy, and the community at large.  The small business of the month recognition is presented to a City certified small business who:

  1. is a participant in the City’s Small, Minority, Women, and Service-Disabled Veteran Business Program, in good standing with the City of Gainesville
  2. has been in operation at least 6 months

Benefits of being selected as Small Business of the Month include:

  • Business exposure
  • Email announcement to stakeholders
  • Facebook announcement
  • Twitter announcement

Our September 2017 Small Business of the Month is Rafferty Machine and Tool.

Rafferty Machine & Tool in business since 1972 has an established reputation for service and dependability. We serve the machining needs of many industries such as electrical components manufacturing, mobile drilling equipment, office machines, medical equipment, research and many others. Our CNC controlled milling machines and lathes can produce large or small multiple parts and even a single precision piece. We are a versatile well-equipped machine shop that is ISO 900/2000 compliant and our employees of 10-30 years bring their expertise on board on a daily basis. Visit our website at  We are located at 2722 NW 74th Place, Gainesville, FL. We can be reached at (352) 373-8486 or email: