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For North Central Florida Kickstarters, It’s All Or Nothing

By on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:47 am

More North Central Florida startup companies are turning to an online fundraising website, Kickstarter, to gain capital for their project ideas. The catch? If their dollar goal isn’t met, participants don’t see a penny of the funds.

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Government Employees Catch Up With Lost Work After Shutdown

By 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.

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Gainesville City Commission Makes Bid For Biomass Plant

By 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.

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Changes to Law Restrict Unsolicited Cellular Calls and Text Messages

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act on Wednesday will reduce the number of unsolicited text messages and calls from businesses to consumers’ cellular phones.

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Gustafson’s Dairy Closes In Green Cove Springs, Echoing Larger Trends

By and 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.

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Two Years Later, Hawthorne Still Hasn’t Recovered From Plywood Mill Shutdown

By 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.

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Cedar Key Fisherman Prepares For Stone Crab Season

By 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.

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Gainesville Businesses Hope to Learn from Experience

By 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.

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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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