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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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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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