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Business

  • 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
  • Langworthy named top banking graduate

     Jason Langworthy, Perkins State Bank consumer/commercial lender, has been awarded the Florida Banker’s Association Florida School of Banking Honor Graduate for the Class of 2009.  

    Each year, the FBA Florida School of Banking presents an Honor Graduate Award to a graduating senior.

    This individual is chosen from the top 10 percent of the class by the program directors and staff.  

  • Amedisys opens in Chiefland

        Amedisys Home Health Care announced the opening of its office at 108 NW 3rd Avenue in Chiefland to service Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.

        The agency be headed by Susan Bitson, and will offer a complete menu of home care services.    

     

  • Team Levy considers 9 ways to grow economically

    There are nine areas of potential economic growth for Levy County.   

    John Adams, president and chief executive officer of Enterprise Florida, who was one of two key speakers at a Team Levy meeting on Aug. 13, said, “We’re trying to look over the horizon just a little bit to see where those target markets are.”   

  • SBA Disaster Loans Available in Levy

    The U. S. Small Business Administration has federal economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private non-profit organizations in Florida due to a drought that occurred from March 15, 2009 to May 26, 2009.