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Business

  • 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.

  • Chiefland Chamber of Commerce

     The 2010 Chiefland Christmas Festival & Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 in downtown Chiefland at the historic train depot, Trailhead Park and the surrounding area on U.S. Highway 19 South.

  • Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce

     By VELMA POOLE

  • Murphy Oil to bring 8 jobs

     A Murphy Oil USA spokesman has confirmed that the fuel discounter is building a convenience store and gas station on a 1.12-acre site on U.S. Highway 19/27A and Northwest 21st Avenue in Chiefland.

  • Ribbon cutting

     The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting for  The Law Office of Kenton Whitmer.  The practice is located at 117 N.E. 1st Street.