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Business

  • TV winner

     Aaron's Sales and Lease in Chiefland is celebrating the chain's 55th anniversary with contests and prizes, but Diane Hartman of Old Town was gifted as if it were her own celebration. Hartman registered a number on a scratch-off card she was given at the Chiefland store at aarons.com and was notified she won a  52-inch Sharp Aquos television. Wonder if she's hosting the Superbowl party this year?

  • Outlook opportunities seminar

    Edward Jones Financial Advisor Sheila K Smith of Chiefland is hosting a free 60-minute educational seminar titled "The Good, the Bad and the Opportunity" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 220 N. Main St., near Bubbaque's.

  • Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce

     Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome new member Wendy Fore, who has opened Fl Accountable Accounting Service & Taxes, in Fanning Springs, a mobile bookkeeping service.

  • Chiefland Chamber sponsors “Scarecrow City”

    The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce is looking for participation from local businesses, families or clubs for their first  “Scarecrow City” on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. till noon, with an  awards ceremony to follow. The contest will take place at Trailhead Park by the Chiefland Train Depot on U.S. Highway 19 and Southeast 2nd Avenue.

  • Ribbon cutting at A Woman's Place

     The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for A Woman's Place medical clinic, 1415 N.W. 23rd Avenue, Chiefland, 352-493-9393. The business is operated by Lauren Williams, owner and nurse practioner, and provides medical care for women patients age 14 and over.

  • Tourism summit pitches unusual trips to Levy County

     Levy County was well represented at the 5th Annual Pure Water Wilderness Tourism Summit held Sept. 14, in Pine Grove Baptist Church.

  • Ribbon cutting

     There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for Chiefland Daycare and Learning Centers at noon, Oct. 15, at 2510 N.W. 15th Lane, Chiefland.

       An open house is scheduled the same day from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center’s two campuses.  The other campus is located at 124 S.W. 17th Ave.

  • 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.”