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Category Archives: Business
By Kéran Billaud on September 21st, 2013 | Last updated: September 23, 2013 at 8:44 am
Recent statistics show the housing market in Alachua County is bouncing back from the start of the nation’s recession in 2007.
By Chabeli Herrera on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:08 am
For Joy Revels, home is metal screen-printing presses, a shirt dryer outfitted in state magnets, tubs of ink and boxes upon boxes of T-shirts. Her business, Dragonfly Graphics, produces 2,000 shirts a week for schools, businesses, events and churches.
By Olivia Langdon on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 1:14 pm
Driving around Gainesville has reached a new level with the August opening of Reve, a rental car company offering a luxurious class of rental cars.
By Elly Ayres on September 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: September 4, 2013 at 7:50 am
Weeks after sales of Merck & Co., Inc.’s major cattle weight gain drug Zilmax were suspended, Alachua County cattlemen and beef specialists are considering how the North Florida cattle industry will be effected by the possibly temporary suspension.
By Zack Peterson on August 30th, 2013 | Last updated: August 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm
A possible raise in Marion County’s bed tax has elicited mixed responses from business owners.
By Hanna Marcus on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: August 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm
The project will renovate the city’s original gazebo and will add a stage area, an additional plaza and a newly designed, less slippery star pattern made of bricks to the center of the square. Construction began June 10, and it is still in the works.
By Samantha Schuyler on August 25th, 2013 | Last updated: August 24, 2013 at 11:57 am
Only three Florida counties remain dry for liquor sales, including Lafayette County, which struggles to retain business. Suwannee County went wet in 2011, though some of its towns did not follow.
By Viana Bhagan on August 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: August 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm
The Gainesville City Commission approved the approximately $1 million purchase of the land to use as the new site for Fire Station No. 1. The Repurpose Project, Everyman Sound Company and The Church of Holy Colors will have until December 2014 to move.
By Alexandra Rivera on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 18, 2013 at 5:39 pm
The Alachua County Wage Theft Task Force held a press conference Thursday to urge State Sen. Rob Bradley to reconsider sponsoring a bill which would block all anti-wage theft ordinances, including those for Alachua County.
By Vonecia Carswell on April 11th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 11:38 pm
After an intense nine rounds of pitching his company to CEOs, Nikhil Kundra, founder of Partender, won the fourth annual “GAIN 2013 Fast Pitch” competition Thursday night.