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Business

  • Colin reinforces the need for flood insurance

    Tropical Storm Colin brought torrential rain and left flooded streets and neighborhoods in his path. Some Florida residents may be dealing with water in their home today, only to realize they do not have adequate insurance to cover the repairs. View AAA Flood Facts

  • Ciallella heads Chamber group

    The Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has appointed Helen Ciallella as Community Relations Coordinator.

    This new position will allow the Chamber to coordinate efforts with our local business members, the towns of Inglis, Yankeetown, Dunnellon, Levy County, and Citrus County.

  • Work to start soon on RV resort

    One of the developers of a 450-space RV resort says he is ready to begin construction of the $4 million-plus project that is expected to bring 30-35 jobs to the area. And that later will bring tourists and their business.

    Tommy Miles, co-developer with Lois Livingston, of the Chiefland RV Resort, was in the audience when the Chiefland City Commission unanimously approved the final plans for the construction and an agreement on the infrastructure for underground utilities running along Suwannee Drive to the resort.

  • Chiefland chamber meets Friday

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly membership luncheon on Friday, April 22, at noon at the Haven Hospice Community Center at 311 N.E. 9th St.

    Our meetings are informative, casual and fun. Prospective members are invited to join the members for lunch and to network with and meet other members of the Chiefland business community.

    Call 352-493-1849 to RSVP.

  • Investing in others Harmony Center's goal

    Many may have seen the building, but don't know what good work they do, Scott DeBerry said of the organization represented by his guest speaker at Suwannee Valley Rotary last week.

    He didn't know what to expect when Harmony Pregnancy and Resource Center asked him for help on a marketing project, but DeBerry said, "I was blown away."

    "She had such a big heart for children," he said of Director Barbara Ledford.

    They played a video demonstrating the services offered and including testimonials.

  • Citizen of the Year is Dr. Becky Gill

    Dr. Becky Gill, a retired Navy physician and patron of the arts and animals, was revealed as the 2015 Citizen of the Year by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce during the 33rd annual membership banquet at Haven Hospitce’s Community Center on Tuesday evening.

    "This is beyond anything," Gill said after accepting the award, "I want to thank everybody."

    It's a joy being in this community, where she has good people to work for and with, she said.

    "May the spirit march on," she said in conclusion.

  • Citizen of the Year banquet on Tuesday

    Citizen of the Year Banquet Tuesday

    Chiefland’s Citizen of the Year for 2015 will be announced at the 33rd Annual Award Banquet on Tuesday Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, the theme for the event is “The Wild, Wild West”. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. You may get more info or RSVP by calling 352-493-1849.

  • Citizen of the Year Banquet Feb. 23

    Chiefland’s Citizen of the Year for 2015 will be announced at the 33rd Annual Award Banquet on Tuesday Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, the theme for the event is “The Wild, Wild West.”

    There will be entertainment, games, a silent auction, and cake/pie fundraiser for a scholarship as well as the Food4Kids backpack program. The event includes dinner and is open to the public.

  • Unemployment taxes drop for business 

    Florida businesses will start paying lower reemployment taxes in January, due to the higher number of employed Floridians this year. The minimum tax rate will be cut more than 50 percent from the current rate of $16.80 per employee to $7.00 per employee in 2016.

    The $7 per employee minimum tax rate for 2016 is down from a high of $120.80 per employee in 2012. In just four years, Florida businesses have had their reemployment tax reduced by more than 94 percent.

  • Area's jobless rate drops to 5.9%

    The November  unemployment rate for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion area dropped by 0.2 percent over the month to 5.9 percent, which is 1.1 percentage points lower than the same time last year.

    Out of a labor force of 194,843, there were 11,427 unemployed, a decrease of 592 since October and 2,467 fewer than in November 2014.