Category Archives: Business

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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YMCA Begins Cutting Programs After Bankruptcy, Leans on Community Support

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the North Central Florida YMCA Wellness Center must determine which programs to cut to start generating badly needed revenue.

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How To Cut Travel Costs For 2013 Holidays

By on November 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Travel professionals reveal which days are cheapest to fly and how to cut traveling costs.

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Tax Increase for Credit Unions Remains Unlikely

By on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:35 am

Organizations like the American Banking Association are lobbying for credit unions to be taxed.

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Doctors: As Halloween Approaches, Watch For Unlicensed Contact Lenses

By on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 11:50 am

Some popular additions to Halloween costumes, like contact lenses that change eye color or appearance, can be dangerous to health.

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New Jobs Come To Alachua County, As Does Governor Scott

By and on October 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Gainesville Wednesday morning to welcome two new businesses to the area.

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