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Business

  • Fanning Springs annual chamber banquet

    About 40 people attended last week’s Annual Banquet of the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce – the highlight of which was most notably the recognition of its Business Longevity Award.

    Outgoing Chamber President, Becky Sanford, presented the award to Joe Mercer, owner and operator of Suwannee River Brake & Tire. Mercer, who opened his business in 1978, was recognized as being the longest continuous, original business owner in Fanning Springs.

  • Incubator kitchen survey can help with turning mom's pie recipe into a money-maker

    If you have ever wanted to sell that prize-winning spicy peanut brittle, or your mom's famous pecan pie, but just cannot afford a commercial kitchen facility, then the Commercial Kitchen Incubator Initiative Survey needs your input.

    Research has found that people will drive 80 miles to take advantage of a commercial kitchen where they can process their own value-added product. 

    The facility would be rented by the hour and provide additional business support services would be available via the incubator for all interested food-based start-ups. 

  • Chamber News

    Chiefland

    Bell chosen president for 2010

    Nancy Bell of Bell & Westbury Accounting, has been chosen by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to lead the group in 2010 as president.

    The election of Bell, a Levy County Commissioner and chairman of the commission, was announced at the Chamber's last official meeting of the year on Oct. 23.

  • Chamber News

    Chiefland

    The Greater Area Chiefland Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a ribbon cutting and grand opening  for one of its newest members The Hop Shop.  On Saturday, Oct.  17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the public is invited to  join in the festivities. There will be food, fun and assorted bouncy rides for all ages. The Hop Shop will be hold the event at Trailhead park located at 22 S.E. 2nd Ave., Chiefland. The Hop Shop specializes in inflatable games, and assorted bouncy rides.

  • Kountry Kids celebrates 20 years with reunion

    Kountry Kids at 301 N.W. 10th Street will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of business with a reunion on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Linda McElroy and Darlene Pearce, co-owners of the daycare and after school center, say they have averaged about  18 “graduates” per year over the past 20 years. The center provides daycare for 2, 3, and 4 year olds and afterschool care for older children,

    One feature of the open house on Saturday will be a slideshow featuring photos of the children who have gone through the center.

  • Team Levy moves from talking, to planning for county's growth

    Amanda Douglas, executive director of the Nature Coast Business Development Council, said Team Levy’s next meeting would be placing people into groups to help determine the growth strategies for the county.

    “This is actually something we can do as a plan of action, to take action,” Douglas said at the Sept. 30 Chiefland Rotary Club meeting.

    Douglas said the groups would consist of six to eight people playing “scenario games” where maps would be developed that indicate potential growth areas for the county.

  • Clam Task Force Meeting

    The Statewide Clam Industry Task Force is made up of representatives from the various shellfish growing areas in Florida. Their last meeting of the year will be held at the Community Center in Cedar Key on Wednesday, October 14.  

    Agenda items include Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference issues, implementation of consent of use for aquaculture docks, Working Waterfronts legislation, development of a CARES program for clam growers through the Suwannee River Partnership, and more. In addition, there will be status reports given from each growing area.

  • Chamber News

    Bronson The Bronson Chamber of Commerce is having a huge Yard Sale on Saturday Oct. 17. The location will be Main Avenue at the Grass Triangle across from Affordable Solutions. The Chamber is looking for donations  and is offering 10-by-10-foot spaces to individual sellers for the day. The Chamber in partnership with the Town of Bronson will sponsor the First Bronson Pumpkin Festival on Saturday Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bronson Youth League Park.

  • Ribbon cutting for Suwannee Insurance
  • New produce stand open weekends