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Local Start-ups Compete In GAIN ShootOut

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Sixteen local start-up companies competed Monday afternoon for one of four top spots to win over $7,000 in cash prizes for their company. Investors and entrepreneurs attended the 4th Annual ShootOut presented by Gainesville Area Innovation Network (GAIN) at the […]

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Nationwide Insurance Relocating 100 Gainesville Jobs

By on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Nationwide Insurance is moving 100 jobs from its Gainesville regional operations over the next two years. The consolidation is limited to the regional operations, according to spokesman Eric Hardgrove. Nationwide Insurance will still employ about 800 employees at its claims service center in Gainesville. The plan will affect property and […]

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Gainesville Pizzeria Owner Places Third in First SEC Pizza Cook-off

By on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Satchel Raye, owner of Satchel’s Pizza in Gainesville, came in third place in the first annual SEC Pizza Championship. Every competitor was offered a position on the U.S. Pizza Team, which would then compete in the World Pizza Championship, but Raye declined.

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Clay County Hires Lawyer to Rewrite Unconstitutional Adult Entertainment Ordinance

By on April 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Clay County officials have hired a First Amendment lawyer to rewrite what they call an unconstitutional ordinance concerning adult entertainment businesses. The proposed ordinance would apply only to the county’s unincorporated areas, which make up over half the county.

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Alachua County To Mirror Innovation Hub

By on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Innovation Hub has led to new businesses moving into the city.

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Gainesville Localities Plan Impending Move; Fire Station Draws Plans

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Eight months after Gainesville’s City Commission purchased a chunk of land home to three businesses, the localities are discussing their impending move.

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Dog Obedience Business in High Springs Expands to Four States

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Pepedogs, a canine behavioral correction business that began nearly two decades ago in High Springs, is nationally expanding its brand and partner companies.

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Gainesville Software Startup Competes for Innovation Prize

By on April 11th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 11:28 am

Gainesville-based Kinwa Inc.’s Bubble app is one of four final contestants in the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention’s $50,000 contest.

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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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