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Business

  • Cricket opens
  • Garden Center’s 3rd anniversary

    The Garden Center by GatorTrax celebrated its three year anniversary on April 29 with a record number of shoppers. Sales and discounts were offered as well as refreshments, Lemonade and Tea. Shoppers took advantage of the great discounts on the large variety of spring flowers, ornate water fountains, the colorful bird baths, the tiny fairy garden products and the large unique planters.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.