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:

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.

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…

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.

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.

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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2020 has had a rough start for all of us with the Covid-19 virus changing the way we live. We are thankful to all our patrons for supporting us with Takeout and Delivery during the 3 months of quarantine. We were happy to be able to provide some of your favorite foods during that time and ho…

June is National Safety Month. Being proactive in preventing firearm accidents is crucial and fundamental. It is our duty as firearm owners to be responsible and exemplary.  Whether you are a first-time gun owner, a seasoned veteran, or thinking of purchasing a gun, firearm safety always tak…

As you may be aware we are now located on Highway 50 next to Liquid Planet Marine. We have moved to a larger location which now has a spacious showroom to showcase the New Club Car Onward High Performance vehicles. Moving to this location has enabled us to increase our stocking levels to bet…

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From the Boom years through the great recession of 2009, Steve Silcock Broker / Own er at Bardell Real Estate thought he had experi enced most chal-lenges a business owner can face …until the first global pandemic !! “For the last 30 years Bardell has helped it’s clients navigate the real es…

Have you ever looked at your house and dreamed of mak-ing it better? The thought of renovat-ing your home is daunting. The prob-lem is always time, money or both! What can I do that will increase the val-ue of my home and not cost me an arm and a leg? How do I renovate my house without havin…

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As a family business, we understand how pertinent it is to maintain safety during this time. We’ve been a part of this community for over 20 years and have seen it blossom from Orange Groves to subdivisions. We understand change and the necessity of adaptation. Mostly, we understand how valu…

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May brings a celebration of Better Hearing Month—an annual occasion designed to raise awareness of hearing loss and communica-tion difficulties.  This is an ideal time to bring you some of the sweeping advancements that have occurred in hearing health care this year.

April 18, in partnership with Cherrylake, the Outside 2020 Sustainable Landscape Collaborative and 1000 Trees for 1000 Years, Florida Scrub-Jay Trail planted 200 Bald Cypress trees as part of its lakefront restoration project. It was a rainy but very successful day, according to organizers. …

Outrageous Audio in Minneola is celebrating our 15th year in business serving the residents of Minneola, Clermont, Groveland and the surrounding area with high quality LLumar window films including their high end Formulaone high performance window films. Outrageous Audio also carries car aud…

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