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.

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 programs scheduled over the next few weeks:

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The South Lake Chamber of Commerce recently named members of its 2021 board of directors. Officers will be Pat Caracciolo, Pat the Dog Boarding and Grooming, chair; Aimee Stanley, Optima One Realty, vice-chair; Thom Kieft, Lake-Sumter State College,  treasurer; Sheri Olson, Orlando Health So…

AdventHealth West Florida Division continues its Healthy Happenings program in an online platform, with physicians speaking on a variety of topics Tuesdays at noon. The free talks are broadcast on AdventHealth Dade City and AdventHealth Zephyrhills’ Facebook pages, and registration is recommended.

Dr. Kristen Weinbaum, owner of Precision Hearing in Clermont, isn’t letting COVID-19 put a stop to her fourth annual Gift of Hearing contest, which runs through Friday, Dec. 11. The annual contest is designed to give one person in need in the community a new pair of digital hearing aids.

The REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc., recently elected its 2021 officers. They are April Rager, president; Mary “Trish” Leisner, president-elect; Carolyn M. Maimone, vice-president; Vickie Lingerfelt, treasurer; and Addie Owens, past-president.

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If you’re planning a large home-improvement project, such as replacement windows and doors, adding a new feature, room or entire wing, you’ll need a qualified, professional contractor. They’ll ensure the project gets done on time, on budget, to your satisfaction without running afoul of requ…

Soni Family Practice is excited to announce our new location at 221 Frontage Rd., Suite G, Clermont, FL 34711. Since 2013, Soni Family Practice has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients and families in Orange, Osceola, Polk, and now Lake County. Our team of dedicated profession…

Buying or selling property can be stressful, especially when you consider all the different professionals that are responsible for getting you to the closing table. Now, everyone knows that they should hire a realtor to help them list or purchase and they know they need a mortgage lender to …

The FPRA Lake County Chapter is offering a virtual luncheon to help PR professionals manage ongoing anxiety and fear during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event’s special guest speaker is Candace Huber, MPH, BSN, RN, director of CREATION Life for Community at AdventHealth Waterman. This free eve…

Micki Blackburn Realty of Clermont has given superior service to their clients & customers since 1998, that is 22 years.  For convenience to our clients we are open 7 days a week. Whether you are buying or selling Micki Blackburn Realty has the best team in the Real Estate industry in La…

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Obtaining a mortgage can be a stressful process, especially for first-time homebuyers. You’ll need expert guidance to walk you through the process, so it’s crucial  to choose the right mortgage lender.

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Firstly, all of us at the Golf Cart Company are hoping you and your families are staying safe in these trying times. We are taking all necessary precautions to maintain a safe environment at our showroom so you can have the peace of mind when visiting us. We do recommend usage of a face mask…

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