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Business

  • 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." 

  • ZUMBA: Dance your way to better health

    Eleven months ago, Lisa Berrios was on medications for both diabetes and high blood pressure.

  • Barron earns acheivements

     Justin Barron, a service technician at White Ford in Chiefland, earned two notable accomplishments in the 2010 Masters Program. He earned an Engine Master status, which includes the Engine Plaque, 2010 Ingot, Master Technician Hat and 2010 Master Technician magnet. Justin is one of 261 technicians in the Orlando Region to hold the status. He also earned a Chassis Master status, which includes a 2010 Ingot and 2010 Master Technician magnet. He is one of 313 technicians in the region to earn the status.