Hourly News Update
Category Archives: Business
By Jay Martin on December 19th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 10:46 am
The Pledge 5 Foundation is in debt with local businesses in Gainesville. The organization owes more than $100,000, but it created a program, so that they can pay back the money they owe.
By Alex Paige on December 19th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 10:02 am
In exchange for a reduced sentence, some Marion County inmates participate in a prison work program. The program has produced much of the jail’s infrastructure, saving taxpayers more than $9 million in 2013.
By Jacob Schrull on December 15th, 2014 | Last updated: December 15, 2014 at 1:07 pm
The economic recession in 2007 led to the unemployment of millions of Americans. However, one University of Florida graduate turned the downturn into opportunity.
By Bradley Williams on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm
Publix is moving to the small city of Alachua and will compete with the only other grocery store there called Hitchcock’s Markets. Residents are excited to see more diversity in their grocery shopping.
By Katelin Mariner on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 5:02 pm
What started out as a cleaning job to pay for a pair of jeans turned into a booming Gainesville business. Since then, business owner Kristen Hadeed’s cleaning company, Student Maid, has been successful and is growing daily.
By Michaela Bisienere on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 5:39 pm
Florida brewers are thriving despite a controversial law that prohibits the sale of 64-ounce beer growlers. A lawsuit calling the limit unconstitutional could change all that.
By Cassidy Whitson on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 12:01 pm
A project to renovate the historic Blanche Hotel in downtown Lake City will soon be underway. Lake City Mayor Stephen Witt said he is hoping the renovations bring new allure to downtown Lake City.
By Jennifer Chow on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 5, 2014 at 10:55 am
Island Grove LLC., a Hawthorne berry farm, made a partnership to found a winery that makes use of the berries left in the fields at the end of the season that would have been frozen or thrown away.
By Nicole Acevedo on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm
Gainesville Regional Utilities will be audited by a third party to investigate a 30-year contract between the company and the owners of a biomass plant.
By Seantyel Hardy on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm
Gainesville consistently has higher gas prices than other big Florida cities. This can be traced to lack of competitive gas station chains, transportation costs and location.