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Business

  • Low Country Boil was successful

    By MARY WALLACE
        
    For seven years the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce has hosted the county-wide Low Country Boil. With the funds raised each year, the Chamber maintains our beautiful historical court house, and provides scholarships to our local students. This event brings friends together from all over our region to enjoy delicious local seafood and entertainment.
    None of this would be possible if it weren’t for all the generous volunteers who help you make it so successful.

  • Lunch held at Family Coastal

    By PETRA SHUFF

    Buffets are always popular, and we filled the house at Family Coastal Restaurant for our networking luncheon with 66 attending and enjoying the seafood, salad, and Southern buffet offerings. In case you did not know, Family Coastal Restaurant now also has an extensive breakfast menu, serving from 8-11 am Monday – Friday, and 7-11 Saturday and Sunday.

  • Chamber chatter May 4th

    New members:

    • Thomas Morse - Morse Construction & Restoration Services, specializing in water, fire, & storm damage repair, kitchen and bath remodels, additions, new construction, and more www.morserebuilds.com, 850-519-2076.
    • Sun Com Mobil, specializing in mobile telephone service (850) 347-6755, 2000 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville.
     • Ben Burns - Trimming Timbers Tree Service, specializing in tree removal, trimming and stump grinding Crawfordville, (850) 591-8351 or (850) 545-6126.

  • Sundance hosts networking

    The weather could not have been more perfect for our “Business after Hours” hosted by Sue Taft at Sundance, one of our locally owned retail stores that carries both women’s and men’s clothing, boots, shoes, jewelry, some décor items, and even bamboo sheets.  

  • Bay Leaf Market celebrates four years

    By NANCY IMPERIALE
    nimperiale@thewakullanews.net

    If you feel welcome when you walk through the bell-jingling door of Bay Leaf Market, that’s not by accident.
    The owners of the Crawfordville market have done everything they can to make it that way.

  • Prime Meridian Bank anniversary

    By NICOLE ZEMA
    nzema@thewakullanews.net

    While Prime Meridian Bank’s new office in Crawfordville is being built with brick and mortar, its business is built with real relationships.
    The permanent 3,800 square-foot bank on U.S. 319 is projected to be completed in December, with a grand opening celebration planned for January 2017. This branch is the third Prime Meridian Bank location to open in the region.

  • Arbor Outlook column

    By MARGARET R. MCDOWELL,
    ChFC, AIF

    “In a warm September…you can still remember yesterday.”

    “Memories” as performed by Roy Orbison

    Recently The Wall Street Journal reported that cash out refinances by Americans on their homes are up 68 percent. The typical refinancing homeowner is left with an average of 33 percent equity in his home.

  • Innes Richardson is keynote speaker

    Trudy E. Innes Richardson, a shareholder at Guilday, Simpson, West, Hatch, Lowe & Roane, P.A., was the keynote speaker to the Paralegal Association of the Big Bend at their April lunch meeting.  The topic was “Mediation Do’s and Don’ts – Tips from a Mediator.”
    Innes Richardson also recently served as guest lecturer and judge for Florida Gateway College students who participated in the Spring 2016 Mock Trial held at the VA Medical Center in Lake City. This is her 17th year serving her alma mater in this capacity.

  • Trucking company honors Joe Fricchione for safety

    Special to The News

    Averitt Express recently honored associate Joe Fricchione of Crawfordville for 20 years of safety.
    Averitt has developed a culture of safety by measuring both vehicle and driver performance through a series of indicators. It also strives to have the safest trucks on the road, aiming for continual improvement through training programs and awareness campaigns.
    Averitt’s Tallahassee-area facility is located at 4521 Moore Circle.

  • Ed2go classes available

    Your chamber offers members and employees a variety of online business classes. These classes are free of charge to our members through the generosity of local businesses and individuals who donated funds to the Burt Poole       Scholarship Fund.
    Please “Learn More” prior to signing up to ensure you meet all requirements for the class desired. Please contact us at (850) 926-1848 for information and registration instructions.