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Business

  • A Woman's Place is growing

    The health care facility whose motto is “health care for a woman by a woman” is expanding to offer services to men and children as well. Ground was broken on the new facility and staff hopes it will open in about four months.

    A Woman’s Place, owned by Nurse Practitioner Lauren Williams, will still do strictly woman’s care: wellness, sick visits, OB care, ultrasounds and infertility, but the new facility that’s being constructed in the back will offer care for the whole family.

  • Fanning Chamber votes in new officers and directors

    The Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce is up and running with the voting in of new officers and board members.

       The meeting took place last Thursday, with the next one to be held on Aug. 6 at 5:30 at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Fanning Springs. They will be voting on bylaws at this meeting.

  • Tri-County Job Fair in Chiefland Wednesday

    Job seekers are invited to attend the second annual Tri-County Job Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the Haven Hospice Community Center in Chiefland. There is no charge to participate.

    The job fair is hosted by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion in collaboration with CareerSource Florida Crown. It is open to all job seekers throughout both workforce areas and features nearly 20 employers with openings in Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.

  • Chiefland Rotary achieves recognition for giving

    Chiefland Rotary had a special guest last week and received recognition of a special honor.

      Leon Hirsch, Rotary district governor from Pensacola presented members of the Chiefland club who had achieved Paul Harris Fellow recognition with a pin and certificate. The club is now a full Paul Harris Fellow Club, an honor named after the club’s founder.

      “It’s a very, very special day for Chiefland Rotary,” Hirsch said, adding they are one of maybe two in the whole district to have achieved this status.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.”