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Category Archives: Business
By Mitchell Wohl on October 19th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm
Franklin Percival, a government employee who was out of work because of the partial shutdown earlier this month, is back to work after a 16 day vacation he never wanted.
By Danny Gibble on October 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 11:09 am
In a 4 to 3 decision Thursday night, the Gainesville City Commission voted to make a $400 million offer to buy the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center plant. The controversial bid came as a surprise to some residents, who wish they could get rid of the plant entirely.
By Heather van Blokland and Renee Beninate on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm
Gustafson’s Dairy in Green Cove Springs closed last Friday, mirroring state and nation dairy farm closure trends. Price increases in cow feed and milk production costs, as well as a change in the dairy consumer base, may be to blame.
By Sarah Daly on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 10:21 am
Dianne’s Old Time Barbecue in Hawthorne still sees slow business two years after a local plywood mill shut down.
By Casey Liening on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm
Today marks the first day of stone crab season, and Cedar Key fisherman Bud Collins prepares his boat for the season. Though last year was a poor year for stone crabs, he hopes this season will be better.
By Jorge Perez on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm
In the first of four Company Lifestyle workshops the Florida Works and the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce hosted, local business met Friday with other successful business owners to discuss strategies, address issues in the workplace and establish a network of support.
By Jordan Albright on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 10:22 am
Thousands of pumpkins were sent on a 1,500-mile journey from the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico to one of the first patches to pop up in North Central Florida just off of U.S. 441 in Alachua.
By Elly Ayres on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm
Gainesville and the state of Florida are leaders in the number of women-owned businesses in the country, according to a report from American Express. The number of women-owned businesses increased 59 percent between 1997 and 2013.
By Rochelle Alleyne on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm
The search for new members of the Business Community Coalition’s Public Leadership Institute came to an end on Sept. 27 at its first meeting. In a partnership with the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, the leadership program allows residents to learn [...]