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Business

  • More than 20 people attend Nature Coast Business Alliance's first meeting

    More than 20 people attended the inaugural meeting of the Nature Coast Business Alliance last week, hosted by David Pieklik of the Nature Coast Business Development Council of Levy County.

    The Alliance is designed to network to enhance the economic development of Levy County, in addition to assisting and maintaining the businesses that are already in place.

    Representatives and business leaders from Williston, Inglis, Fanning Springs, Chiefland and the state of Florida spent about two hours outlining the direction for the Alliance in the months ahead.

  • CF, CareerSource, Talent Center hold job fair Sept. 22

    The College of Central Florida XCEL-IT program, in partnership with CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion and Talent Center, will host a job fair at the Paddock Mall, 3100 S.W. College Road, Ocala, on Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The hiring event is ideal for those looking for seasonal jobs and internships. Participants should bring resumes and cover letters and come dressed to impress. Participants may view job openings in advance at EmployFlorida.com.

  • Officer Anderson speaks at Rotary

    Officer Scott Anderson of the Chiefland Police Department spoke to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club in Chiefland on Aug. 18 to solicit support and ideas for a haunted house the department is planning to put on in October.

    The haunted house is tentatively planned to take place on the final three weekends of October, in a large warehouse in Chiefland, but no definite dates have been set.

    Anderson said the CPD decided to take on the project because no other haunted houses are planned for Chiefland.

  • Drummond moves into Citrus with merger

    By Michael D. Bates

    A merger between two community banks, expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter of 2016, will result in the two Nature Coast Bank offices in Citrus County becoming part of the growing Drummond Community Bank chain.

    Established in 2005, Nature Coast Bank has two branches in Citrus County: one at 1160 N. U.S. 19 in Crystal River and the other at 2455 North Citrus Hills Blvd. in Hernando. Both are run by president and CEO Paul Mellini.

  • On the road again — Bronson trucker a 2 million mile man

    Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation services, has recognized Robert Plymale of Bronson, as a Two Million Mile Safe Driver. During his career with Landstar, Plymale has driven 2 million consecutive miles without a preventable accident.

    Just to put that in perspective, that distance is equivalent to four round trips to the moon with some “frequent flier” miles left over.

  • Olive grower at Rotary

    Mike Casey, who is partnering with dairyman Ron St. John to plant an olive grove outside Trenton and co-owner of River Run Olive Oil Company in High Springs was the guest speaker at the Chiefland Rotary Club meeting on July 13.

    Casey, left, was presented with a token of appreciation after his well-received talk by club President Jason Kennedy.

  • Backpack meals program helps children in need

    When it comes to important factors in a student’s education and well being, his or her time in the classroom is only the tip of the iceberg.

    The Food4Kids Backpack Program has been successful in addressing Levy County children’s basic nutritional needs outside of the school halls.

    Students take home a backpack on a Friday with seven meals, and bring it back empty the following Friday to receive a refill.

  • Business of Year nominations open

     

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    For over 30 years, the Chiefland Chamber has honored an exemplary local company as Business of the Year. The Business of the Year awards are intended to recognize businesses that stand out for notable achievements and community contributions.

  • FedEx Ground hiring 550 local workers

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will help FedEx hit the ground running  when it opens its new distribution hub by hosting two hiring events next month.

    The hiring events are Wednesday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala.

  • FedEx Ground hiring 550 local workers

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will help FedEx hit the ground running  when it opens its new distribution hub by hosting two hiring events next month.

    The hiring events are Wednesday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala.