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Business

  • Merger of three farm credit organizations proposed

    Special to the Citizen
    Farm Credit of North Florida, Farm Credit of Southwest Florida and Farm Credit of South Florida are pursuing a merger.
    The associations have signed onto a Letter of Intent to Merge — the initial step in collecting, analyzing and providing information regarding the merger’s advantages and disadvantages.  
    Farm Credit’s cooperative structure allows its’ members to have the final vote of approval through a proxy mail voting process.  

  • Chambers honors two of the top businesses

    The Print Shop and Southeastern Integrated Medicine were named the "Business of the Year" by the Greater Chiefland Chamber of Commerce during the group's annual banquet Tuesday evening at Tommy Usher Community Center.
    The Chamber annually honors a business during the state' Industry Apprciation Week, but this year the group's Board of Directors decided to honor two businesses this year. Nominations were solicited from the community.

  • Social networking changing the face of farming

    FarmVille, Facebook’s most popular game, allows millions to till digital soil and trade products in a virtual market. Now, University of Florida faculty are bringing social networking to real-life agriculture, and they want players.

    “Social networking is changing our personal lives and the business world in ways that we could have never predicted a few years ago,” said Allen Wysocki, an associate professor of food and resource economics at UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “It only makes sense to bring that to agriculture.”

  • Ag Briefs

    Deadline For FAITC Teacher

    Grants Is Oct. 1

    General education teachers who teach pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in Florida are encouraged to apply for Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Inc.’s 2010-11 Teacher Grant program.

    The deadline for applications is October 1. The application and guidelines are on the organization’s web site at www.agtag.org.

  • Business Briefs

    Chamber holds ribbon cutting

    The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a ribbon cutting for one of its newest members The Law Office of Kenton Whitmer on Friday, Sept. 3, at noon. The public is invited to welcome Kenton Whitmer to our community. The practice is located at 117 N.E. 1st St. in Chiefland.

     

    Pardue Land Surveying moves

    Pardue Land Surveying has relocated to 315 N. Main St., Chiefland, next to Jim King Realty. The company's Web site is  parduelandsurveying.com. To contact the firm, call 493-0640.

  • Dollar General opens in Fanning Springs

    There was a long line waiting to check in at the new Dollar General store on U.S. Highway 19/27 in Fanning Springs on Saturday morning and nearly everyone checked out the merchandise and more at the grand opening. Store Manager Judy Wert said there were 75 people in line when employees arrived at 6:30 a.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony planned with city and Chamber of Commerce representatives had to be put off as the crowd was eager to get inside and shop with the $10 gift certificates they received. Customers also received complimentary totes and a choice of gifts.

  • New business for Fanning

     The Fanning Springs Chamber and Fanning Springs Mayor Cheryl Nekola welcome a new business, Discount Food Mart & .99 store on U.S. Highway 19.  The business is operated by Mohammed and Rabeya Rahim. They also have a store in Bronson. Rabeya Rahim manages the one in Fanning Springs. The Rahims have also joined the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce. Celebrating the opening are, back row left to right, Chamber Directors Elvin and June Ladewig, Renata Smith, Melba and Jerry Goldschlager; front row, left to right, Rebeya Rahim and Mayor Cheryl Nekola.

  • Palms Medical Group gets new chief exutive officer

    Palms Medical Group is proud to announce its new chief executive officer, Anita Riels.  Riels is a 2000 graduate of the University of Florida and has been employed as the chief finance officer of Trenton Medical Center Inc. since 2001.   Trenton Medical Center Inc. was renamed Palms Medical Group in April.  There are seven Palms Medical Group community health centers in North Florida. Riels is replacing the late P. DeWayne Yates, who lost his battle with leukemia in February of this year. Riels was interim chief executive officer, during Yates’ illness.

  • TMC Pediatrics becomes Palm Medical Group

     The name of the former TMC Pediatrics changed to Palms Medical Group on April 26. In addition, all affiliated offices in Branford, Bell, Williston, Trenton and Gainesville will also share the Palms Medical Group name.

    “We’re looking forward to becoming a more unified organization under the Palms Medical Group name,” said Anita Reils, Interim Chief Executive Officer. “The new name will help us be more recognizable in our communities and show the strength and size of  our health care system,” she said.

  • Cross City has new radio station

    Staff report

    Suncoast Radio, Inc. of Cross City has started broadcasting as WZCC at 1240 AM with broadcasts covering Dixie County and portions of Levy and Gilchrist counties and its new owner says it should sound familiar.

    The new station replaces WYNY, which suffered a major transmitter failure nearly a year ago and went off the air.