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Florida Innovation Competition Aids Gainesville Entrepreneurs

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Florida scientists and engineers introduce inventions in hopes of earning $50,000 prize from the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention.

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Newberry Company’s Organic Toothpaste Part of Growing Market

By on March 18th, 2014 | Last updated: March 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Coldstream Naturals, a Newberry-based company, is one of the first to enter the organic personal care market with their line of mouth washes and tooth creams.

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Middleburg Nonprofit Expands to Fight Hunger, Serve More Families

By on March 17th, 2014 | Last updated: March 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm

They use donated deer meat to feed undernourished families.

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City Chamber Announces Convention Center Plans

By and on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 8:53 am

City officials are hoping a new convention center can attract more business to Gainesville.

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Booming Home Sales in Northeast Florida

By on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Northeast Florida sees an increase in home sales in 2013. Increase is credited in part to lower unemployment rates.

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Honey From The Heart: Beekeepers Strive to Keep Honey “Real”

By on December 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 23, 2013 at 10:04 am

Bees have satisfied the palette of mankind for centuries with one of the world’s first natural sweeteners: Honey. Nancy Gentry’s fascination with honey began at an early age, which led her to dedicate her life to Florida’s honey bee industry, more than 50 years later.

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Why A Highway 301 Small Business Pays A $1,000 Monthly Electric Bill

By and on December 19th, 2013 | Last updated: December 19, 2013 at 6:44 am

Linda Gowens’ electric bill is usually $300 or $400 a month. This time of year, though, it generally triples as part of the cost of doing business at Linda’s Yard Arts on Highway 301 near Lawtey.

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International Trade Office Will Help Gainesville Businesses Increase Exports

By on November 27th, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s international trade office will be opening on Dec. 3 to help increase exports from Gainesville and expand local businesses.

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October Home Sales Up 27% From October 2012

By on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 11:26 pm

A 27 percent increase in home sales in Alachua County reflects an upswing in the real estate market, said Matt Thomas, broker and owner of Thomas Group Realty. This October, about 166 homes were sold compared to 131 sales in October 2012.

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Small Business Saturday Encourages Holiday Sales In Local Stores

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm

American Express’ “Small Business Saturday” Campaign benefits both shoppers and local store owners during holiday shopping sales.

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