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Pumpkins, Ready For Picking, Have Made It To North Central Florida

By 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.

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Number Of Women-Owned Businesses Growing In Gainesville, Statewide

By 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.

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Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Offers Leadership Program

By 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 [...]

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Florida Home Sales Rise, Alachua County Follows Suit

By 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.

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Gainesville Screen-Printer Still In Business 27 Years Later

By 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.

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You Can Now Rent Lamborghinis In Gainesville

By 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.

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North Florida Cattlemen Cautious Amid Zilmax Weight Gain Drug Sale Suspension

By 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.

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Why A Potential Marion County ‘Bed Tax’ Increase Could Threaten Small Businesses

By 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.

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Ocala’s $200,000 Downtown Renovation Should Help People Stop Slipping On Its Bricks

By 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.

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Florida’s Alcohol Sale Laws Remain A Widely-Varying Patchwork

By 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.

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