Orlando Health South Lake Hospital officially broke ground on the construction site for its new patient tower. Lake County elected officials and community members joined Orlando Health South Lake team members and clinical staff in celebrating the first milestone of the hospital’s expansion p…

The Chamber most recently hosted a ribbon cutting for SharpShell Solutions. SharpShell Solutions, 1262 Gatewood Ave., Minneola, is a minority-owned business focused on the growth and digitization of small businesses within the Central Florida area.

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At the heart of Downtown Clermont lies a candy store that is in close competition to that of *Willy Wonka’s. Before even stepping foot in Sugar Mama’s Candy Bar, the sweet smell of cotton candy wafts through, and the bright colors of the store are as inviting as a siren’s song.  

The Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting for The Orchard at Cagan Crossings ,  16554 Cagan Crossings Boulevard in Four Corners. The Orchard at Cagan Crossings is a brand-new four-story upscale 55+ building complete with elevators and eight unique one and two-bedroom floorplans.

The South Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Sugar Mama’s Candy Bar, 716 W. Montrose St., Clermont. Sugar Mama’s Candy Bar offers signature candy beverages, freshly spun cotton candy (with a secret twist!) and so much more to satisfy the sweetest sweet tooth.

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Kim’s Cabbage Patch, a fruit stand and garden center on the corner of Route 50 and Fifth Street in Clermont, has been purchased by Jamie and Dustin Lowe, owners of Lake Catherine Blueberries.

SCORE, a national organization that provides free business mentoring services, has several upcoming online programs to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. Here are a couple programs scheduled over the next few weeks:

SCORE Mid-Florida, which serves Sumter, Marion and Lake counties, has several upcoming online programs to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. Here’s a sampling of upcoming live events offered online:

A ribbon cutting was held July 23 for APC Roofing, 150 State Road 50 West. APC Roofing is fully licensed and insured to handle any size project. They are locally owned and operated and have decades of experience.

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Leslie Manning, a native New Yorker who moved to central Florida in 1995, enjoys bringing exceptional food and art to her Howey-in-the-Hills marketplace. The historical building of the Howey Market provides a venue for local artists to sell their high-quality crafts and a home for Rooster’s …

Many people are still unemployed and unsure of how they will find their next job opportunity. To help them through this time, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida offers Job Connection services, including a variety of online webinars. Throughout the pandemic, the nonprofit has been hosting…

 The Florida Public Relations Association Lake County Chapter will host guest speaker Anthony Morrison, two-time senior social media producer for Good Morning America, in an interactive chat June 16 via Zoom. 

Tavares – Lake County’s tax roll is recording another substantial boost this year reports the Lake County Property Appraiser, Carey Baker. The Property Appraiser’s 2021 Best Estimate of Taxable Value for the Lake County General Fund is $26.2 billion; up 7.19% from last year. The Lake County …

Restaurant owner Billy Kicklighter is a 35-year veteran of the hospitality industry who started out as a cook, moved into management 20 years ago, and has served as general manager for several restaurants over the past 10 years. He has also worked in a test kitchen for Darden Restaurants, fo…

Kelly Dudek has been named director of sales at the 87-room Hampton Inn & Suites, located at 2200 E. Highway 50 in Clermont. Prior to joining the Hilton company, Dudek held sales positions at the Candlewood Suites Lake Buena Vista and the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. She also is involved…

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Darren Johnson’s initial idea for the property at 750 W. Desoto, in downtown Clermont, was to retrofit the old feed and tackle store into a beautiful event venue. Johnson, a corporate event planner (now on temporary hiatus due to COVID-19) had it all mapped out, but when he learned the build…

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering two virtual programs to share information on the Ascent Platform, a digital learning platform that uses a modern, e-learning experience specifically targeted for female entrepreneurs who want to grow or scale their existing business. Two pro…

President Joe Biden signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 into law March 30, extending the Paycheck Protection Program an additional two months to May 31, and then providing an additional 30-day period for the U.S. Small Business Administration to process applications that are still pending.

At its 83rd annual meeting, SECO Energy celebrated “Just Business.” The not-for-profit energy cooperative’s March 25 virtual gathering, called the Annual Meeting of the Membership, was available to members via Facebook live, YouTube and live streaming.

SCORE Mid-Florida, which serves Lake, Sumter and Marion counties, has several upcoming online programs to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. Here’s a sampling of programs scheduled over the next few weeks:

How many times have you sat on the sofa pouring over a home magazine wishing your rooms could be ripped from its pages? Some people are gifted with a natural talent to impart a space with perfectly balanced colors and schemes that fit with one’s lifestyle and design preferences. Others are n…

SCORE Mid-Florida, which serves Lake, Sumter and Marion counties, has several upcoming online programs to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. April 12 at 5:30 p.m., the group will present an online program regarding how to start a home-based food business.

SCORE Mid-Florida, which serves Lake, Sumter and Marion counties, has several upcoming online programs to help entrepreneurs and other small business owners maximize their efforts. Here’s a sampling of programs scheduled over the next few weeks:

Davidson of Dundee is still owned and operated by the Davidson family. As you drive on US Highway 27, just north of the turn-off for Legoland (formerly Cypress Gardens), the signs beckon you to stop in for citrus candy, jelly and marmalade, Florida souvenirs and fresh citrus fruit.

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At Cindy J. Schumacher’s Tax & Accounting, we operate on the principle of giving the client the highest quality product with excellent customer service. We feel that each of our clients deserve that personal touch and attention as we deal with their tax and accounting matters. We are con…

Jan. 15, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to begin accepting applications once again from organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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