Lake County Economic Development launches Summer Tech campaign

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While Lake County might not be the next Silicon Valley, the technology industry is quietly playing a vital role in the growth of the county’s economy. From manufacturing to healthcare, software to agriculture, the sector has far reaching impacts both countywide and regionally. “It is true that Lake County does not yet have a bellwether […]

Wawa targets another location on U.S. Hwy. 441


Wawa continues to make big plans in the local market. Last year, Wawa secured a location at the northwest corner of County Road 466 and U.S. 301 in Oxford. On Monday night, Wawa won a key vote of the Lady Lake Commission to build a gasoline and convenience store at U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and County […]

RealtyeVest lowers minimum investment requirement for real estate offerings


RealtyeVest lowered their required minimum investment amount to $5,000 for all offerings on their real estate crowdfunding platform for accredited investors. Previous minimum investment amounts ranged from $15,000 to $50,000, depending on the real estate project. The new $5,000 threshold is intended to draw first-time investors to experience RealtyeVest’s high-caliber performance with a nominal financial […]

Square 1 Burgers and Bar blames oversaturated market in bankruptcy filing

Square 1 Burgers & Bar in Pinellas Plaza.

Square 1 Burgers and Bar blamed an oversaturated market in a bankruptcy filing last week. The Tampa-based company filed 12 separate bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. “Unfortunately, between 2014 and 2016, a number of restaurant franchises flooded the market saturating the areas around Square One’s restaurant with a […]

Rose Plantation uses technology to modernize fine dining experience

TouchBistro at Rose Plantation in Fruitland Park, FL

Don’t let the classic exterior and historical feel of Rose Plantation fool you. This fine dining establishment, located in Fruitland Park, is pioneering a digital point of sale system that should become standard at modern establishments across the nation. TouchBistro, the company behind Rose Plantation’s technological efficiency, makes use of tablets and software that enables waitstaff […]

Cornerstone Hospice case management model receives award of excellence

Rhonda White, Chief Operating Officer for Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, accepts the award from Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association CEO Paul Ledford.

Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care has received an Excellence in Program Innovation Award from the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association for its “7-day RN Case Management Revolution”. The new staffing model focuses on improving patients’ in-home access to two primary-assigned registered nurses, seven days a week with extended early evening hours.  The plan revolutionized […]

Youth Job Fair on June 7 in Ocala to include representatives from FedEx Ground, Chick-fil-A, Cheney Brothers  

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CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is set to host its fourth annual Youth Job Fair on Wednesday, June 7 at the College of Central Florida’s Webber Conference Center in Ocala. The free event is exclusively for 16-to-24-year olds who are seeking full- or part-time employment for permanent, summer or temporary positions. Held in partnership with Eckerd […]

Habaneros Mexican Grill coming to Southern Trace Plaza

Habaneros Mexican Grill

Family-owned Habaneros Mexican Grill is coming to Southern Trace Plaza in The Villages. The restaurant will be moving into the former Crispers location which shut down on Saturday. Habaneros Mexican Grill is expected to open in November. The first Habaneros Mexican Grill opened in 1999 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.The family went […]

Athena NY Diner closes its doors in Lady Lake

The Athena NY Diner has closed in Lady Lake.

A former Spanish Springs Town Square restaurant that moved to Lady Lake, has closed its doors at the new location. The Athena NY Diner has shut down at U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and Griffin View Drive. The restaurant was owned and operated by Christopher and Elena Kitinos who had also operated Athens NY restaurant in Spanish […]