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Business

  • 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.”

  • 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.