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Business

  • Bronson's Hot Chicks are flocking into town

    When you think of raising livestock, this quiet little corner in University Oaks may not be what you'd expect.

       Yet, it is where Bronson's Hot Chicks, co-owned by Misty Shaffstall and Jason Rathay, calls home. Driving up to the three-acre parcel, there is no sign of anything different in the mostly residential area, but a quick stroll around to the back of the home tells a different story. The area is teeming with life from chicks to chickens, turkeys, ducks, quail and even a good size tank of tilapia.

  • Like a phoenix, Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce returns

    A whole new chamber of commerce is opening up in Fanning Springs.

    While the previous Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce dissolved some years back, a new group has been started and will hold its first official meeting July 16 at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Fanning. They've had one organizational meeting already, but the next one will involve voting in the board of directors and new officers.

    “We want to bring that back,” Fanning Springs Mayor Trip Lancaster said. “We want to highlight the businesses we do have in Fanning.”

  • Bud guys, gals coming to Manatee

    Budweiser employees to clean up Manatee park

     

    Local Anheuser-Busch distributor, Tri-Eagle Sales, is partnering with local businesses to promote World Environment Day on Friday, June 5 and to make it Tri-Eagle Sales employees will host a Water Clean-Up on Saturday, June 6 at Manatee Springs State Park in Chiefland 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Anheuser-Busch is the manufacturer of Budweiser brand beers and has the famous Clydesdales horse team.

  • Chamber is growing

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed several new members at its meeting on May 22 at Haven Hospice.

    They are, from left to right, Kaye Gaither of Kids for K-9s, Chamber Vice President Ryan Watson, Chamber Director Billie Jo Allen, Carlos Ramirez and Kirk Epperstein of TCR Solutions, Joann Conway of Health Foods and Wellness, Al and Lucille Reese and Pat Dillon of Critter Crusaders, Chamber President Tom Ten Broeck, and in front, Michael Gaither and Honey the Wonder Dog of Kids for K-9s.

    To join the Chamber call 352-493-1849. 

  • Jobless rate still sliding

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion’s regional jobless rate in April dropped by 0.5 percentage point over the month to 6.4 percent and is down 0.7 percent over the year. Out of a labor force of 194,932 there were 12,469 unemployed, a decrease of 918 since March and 1,474 fewer than the same time last year.

  • 3 hiring events this week in Ocala

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will hold hiring events this week for Custom Windows System, Burlington Coat Factory and Manpower, all in Ocala.

    Application requirements vary, though registration via the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) is required for all three. For complete details, interested job applicants should visit the Events Calendar at www.careersourceclm.com and search for “job fairs.”

  • Tri County housing market up in March

    Dr. Eugene R Gibbins

    Special to the Citizen

    Housing statistics for the month of March 2015 have been released by the Research Department of Florida Realtors and they are a mixed bag of goods. However, there's optimism to be found in each county's report.

  • Jobless rate keeps dropping; Levy lowest in region

    The jobless rate for the three-county region of Levy, Citrus and Marion counties is continuing to drop, with Levy County leading the way, according to CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, which tracks such data.

    The regional jobless rate in March dropped by 0.3 percentage point over the month to 6.8 percent and is down 1.1 percent over the year. Out of a labor force of 194,747 there were 13,237 unemployed, a decrease of 630 since February and 2,455 fewer than the same time last year.

  • Funeral home has new ownership

    A Chiefland funeral home is now family owned and operated with the staff and new owners excited to be a part of and give back to the community.

    Most recently Hiers Baxley changed hands, the new sign is already up announcing Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Home.

  • Manufacturing Career Fair in Ocala April 22

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion has teamed up with area manufacturers and the College of Central Florida to help connect job seekers with careers in advanced manufacturing.

    The Manufacturing Career Fair takes place Wednesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Webber Center at CF’s Ocala campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. There is no charge to attend.