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Business

  • Hospice focuses on Decision

    Haven Hospice hosted a Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce mixer last week in support of National Healthcare Decisions Day. Decisions Day is a nation-wide initiative to encourage individuals to make their healthcare choices known to family, friends and healthcare providers.
    “One of our (Haven) goals is to educate the community about what advance directives are and their importance,” said Patrick Allen, Administrator of Haven Hospice. “We want the community to understand that advance directives are not just for people who have a life limiting illness.”

  • Chiefland insurance company recognized for growth

    Auto-Owners Insurance is pleased to announce the Nature Coast Insurance Agency, of Chiefland, has been named one of the Top 10 growth agencies for the Company in the Tallahassee Region for 2010.  
    The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Tallahassee and at a reception with all regional associates, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment.  The Nature Coast Insurance Agency has represented Auto-Owners since 1988.

  • Murphy’s grand opening

    A visitor to Murphy Express Gas and Oil’s grand opening Saturday takes advantage of low gas prices, which, for a short time, were as low as $3.59 per gallon.

  • Custom Accessories open for business

    Saturday, April 2, was the grand opening of Custom Accessories. More than 100 motorcycle riders showed up to help celebrate and participate in the first poker run, which raised $800 for breast cancer. Owner Ron Cordes wants to thank all those who came out.

  • Chiefland businesses to get safety inspections

    The City of Chiefland will begin inspecting businesses May 2 to ensure commercial businesses within city limits are in compliance with codes set by the National Fire Protection Association, according to the city's Building and Zoning Director Bill Hammond.
    "It's been around for quite some time," Hammond said about the Life Safety Code, "we just haven't had time to get around to it."
    The inspections, free of charge, will happen yearly and will begin in alphabetical order by business name.

  • Haven hosts Chamber mixer tonight

       In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Haven Hospice is partnering with the Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce to host a mixer at 5:30 p.m. today at the Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland. The event is open to chamber members.

  • Haven Hospice names VP of business development

  • SBA launches online “Lender Toolkit” 

    Small business lenders now have access to more in-depth information and resources on U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs through the new Lender Toolkit on the agency’s recently redesigned website.
    Elements of the streamlined Lender Toolkit include useful tools like the ability to download and submit loan packages, updates on interest rates and important lending news, all at www.sba.gov/for-lenders.
    The online Lender Toolkit features:

  • State, local training available for businesses

       The College of Central Florida CF Institute, Workforce Connection and Marion County EDC are sponsoring an informational session for businesses in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties on how to apply for or obtain Quick Response Training, Incumbent Worker Training and Employed Worker Training grants.
    The session is 8-11 a.m Thursday, April 7 at three locations:
    • Ewers Century Center, Room 107, CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road
    • CF Citrus Campus, Building C4, Room 103, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto

  • Webinar helps with starting a business

    Special to the Citizen
    Anyone who owns or is thinking about starting a small business can utilize the services of the Small Business Development Center, but many people live too far from a full service office.  Webinars are available to help business owners in rural areas get the information and assistance they need to start, grow and succeed.
    On April 6, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the SBDC at the University of North Florida will offer "Steps to Starting A Business."