Category Archives: Business

Kilwins Of Jacksonville Recognized For Employing People With Disabilities

By on October 13th, 2015 | Last updated: October 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Kilwins Jacksonville was recognized as an Exceptional Employer on Oct. 7 at Tallahassee City Hall. Dana Stallings, owner of Kilwins Jacksonville, has made it a mission to consistently employ people with disabilities. Not only does employment benefit people with disabilities, but it also benefits their co-workers, she said.

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Record Rains Dampen Farmers’ Outlook On Hay, Vegetable Profits

By on October 13th, 2015 | Last updated: October 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Record rainfall in North Central Florida has created special woes for hay and vegetable farmers. Lake City hay farmer Carl Allison said he will now have to struggle to find cattle customers, rather than horse customers, because the quality of hay he has been able to grow is more suited to cows, while Cody Galligan, who grows vegetables at his family farm in Gainesville, said the rain has caused losses for him.

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Resident Opens Third Restaurant In Archer, Brings Talent From Nashville

By on October 12th, 2015 | Last updated: October 13, 2015 at 9:24 am

When Shaun Willis opened the Mustang Grill and Bar in June, it became Archer’s third restaurant. After October, though, it will also become a place of entertainment. Mustang After Dark will feature musicians from Nashville, trivia and karaoke.

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Alachua Publix to Open Saturday, Provide 125 Jobs

By on October 9th, 2015 | Last updated: October 12, 2015 at 10:46 am

Lydia Romig was one day too early. She went to the new Publix in Alachua on Friday during her lunch break, hoping to pick up her favorite sausage-and-kale soup. Romig is just one eager customer of many who is excited […]

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Alachua County Adopts Entrepreneurial Spirit To Bring In More Businesses

By on October 7th, 2015 | Last updated: October 7, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Florida has the highest job growth rate among the most populous states and the third highest rate in the nation. Alachua County boasts a long history of low unemployment rates and steady job growth rates and works to continue attracting new business.

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Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Ends Smoking Inside

By on October 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: October 12, 2015 at 3:07 pm

It’s the start of a new era at Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub as the Gainesville bar banned smoking in an effort to create a healthy, welcoming environment for its customers and employees.

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New Credit Card Readers Provide Local Businesses With Costly Security

By on October 1st, 2015 | Last updated: October 1, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Oct. 1 marks the national deadline for businesses to switch over to chip-enabled card reader terminals. Some local businesses are debating whether or not the cost is worth the investment.

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Gator Domino’s Ditches Drive-Thru Microphone, Goes Digital

By on September 28th, 2015 | Last updated: September 28, 2015 at 11:34 am

Gator Domino’s is going digital. At the new store, scheduled to open Oct. 5, workers will not take orders at the drive-through. Food must be ordered by telephone or by a digital device ahead of time. A “pizza theater” will be featured, where customers can watch their food being prepared. The owner, Freddie Wehbe, says Gator Domino’s digital changes are first of its kind among other Domino’s stores.

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North Central Florida Will Help Fuel Florida’s Record High Tourism

By on September 21st, 2015 | Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 4:46 pm

With the demand for tourism increasing in Florida, a record of 100 million visitors is predicted this year. Hotel construction as well as airport and seaport renovations are among the increase in tourism.

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Coffee Shop Plans to Expand Menu with Local Beer, Wine

By on September 20th, 2015 | Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

Know Where Coffee on West University Avenue plans to add beer and wine to its offerings in November. Its owner, Alfonso Guerrero, believes the expansion will be popular with college students, but researchers warn that mixing alcohol with coffee carries its own set of dangers.

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