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Business

  • Regional unemployment bumps above 7%

    Career Source Citrus Levy Marion reported on Monday that the unemployment rate in the three county region in January was 7.4 percent — an increase of 0.4 percent from December 2013, 2.2 percent lower than a year ago, and the lowest since June 2008 when the rate was 7.6 percent.

    In the county breakdown Levy had a 7.3 percent jobless rate, its lowest since it hit 7.7 percent in July 2008; Marion was 7.4 percent its lowest since June 2008 when the rate was 7.6 percent; and Citrus was 7.5 percent, its lowest since 8.0 percent in June 2008.

  • Last call to nominate Chiefland area Citizen of the Year

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will close nominations for 2013 Citizen of the Year Wednesday, Feb. 5. The honoree will be presented with an award at the Chamber's annual banquet Feb. 25.

  • 2014 to bring higher power bills

    By PAT FAHERTY

  • Officials: E-cigs could up youth nicotine use in Levy

    Although only a suggestion, the Town of Otter Creek has become the latest municipality in Levy County to express support in keeping nicotine products out of the hands, mouths and lungs of area youth.

  • Chiefland Christmas Festival signup opens

    Now is the time to sign up for the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festival, Parade and the 2nd annual Rudolf 5k Run all happening on Saturday, Dec. 7.

    The vendor application for artists, crafters and informational vendors and the parade application can be found on the Chiefland Citizen website, www.chieflandcitizen.com. The Chamber no longer has any food vendor spaces available. 

    If you are interested in being one of our vendors just print the form and mail with your check or money order as soon as possible. 

  • Pizza franchise to raise money for breast cancer

    Hungry Howie’s kicked off its fifth annual Love, Hope & Pizza campaign on Oct. 1. The campaign raises funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), which is a recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating for nine consecutive years.

  • Facebook for Business Workshop

    The Withlacoochee Gulf Area Inglis/Yankeetown Chamber is sponsoring a free workshop for its members to learn how to increase sales by using Facebook. No experience with Facebook is necessary to participate in the workshop. The workshop will be at the Inglis Community Center, Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. 

    Space is limited. Users are encouraged to bring their own laptop. Some computers will be available.

    The non-member fee is $20 per person.

    Call 352-493-9533 to register.

  • Get on the map with Chiefland Chamber

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce is selling advertising for its 2014 – 2016 Chiefland & Surrounding Areas Map.

  • Business of the year winner

     Chiefland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram was named this year’s Business of the Year recipient at the annual Industry of the Year Award Banquet, sponsored by the Greater Area Chiefland Chamber of Commerce. 

    Award recipients are chosen by the Chamber Board of Directors based on nominations made by the general public each year. The selection is based on how the business operates and its level of involvement with the community.

  • Music school opens in Bronson

    Private music lessons for adults and children will be offered in Bronson by Robbie Blake, professional musician and music instructor.