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Business

  • Hub International buys Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    Hub International Limited, a leading global insurance brokerage, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance, Inc. (RGVI). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
    With offices in Tallahassee and Crawfordville, RGVI is a multi-lines insurance broker. The executives of RGVI, Sam Rogers, Bart Gunter, Jim Duncan and Kevin Vaughn will join Hub Florida, reporting to Chris Gardner, President and CEO, Hub Florida.

  • Pearce speaks to Realtors at luncheon

    Staff Report

    Superintendent of Schools Bobby Pearce appeared at last week’s Realtor lunch to give an overview of school-related issues.
    Pearce, along with Sunny Chancy, the district’s chief academic officer, appeared at the luncheon held at Seineyard at Wildwood on Thursday, Aug. 3.
    Pearce told Realtors that the schools and real estate are interconnected – that the growth of the district comes from people moving into the community, and noting that the good reputation of the schools is a reason for families to move here.

  • Gulf Winds holds open house

    Staff Report

    Gulf Winds Credit union held a family day Open House in hopes of getting to know more people in the Wakulla community.
    They invited everyone to come out for give-aways and lunch by Sonny’s Barbecue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 22.
    A lot fun was taking place inside also where Manager Michael Fisher, and other financial service representatives were helping sign up those who were interested in opening new accounts.

  • Al Pasini named Association Executive of the year

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    On July 14, at the Annual Conference of the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE), Al Pasini, CAE, Chairman of the Board of Directors, was awarded Association Executive of the Year 2017.
    Pasini was elected by the Association’s Awards Committee earlier in the year. For the past three years, Pasini has served as Treasurer, Chair-Elect, and Chair of the Board of Directors.

  • Future of Hunting banquet set for Aug. 26

    Staff Report

    The Future of Hunting in Florida is planning a banquet in Crawfordville on Saturday, Aug. 26, as a fundraiser for the organization’s goal of teaching kids how to hunt.
    The banquet will be held at Wakulla Senior Citizens Center and, according to organizer John Fuller, is the first banquet to be held outside of Tallahassee.
    Tickets range from $50 to $100 and are available online at thefutureofhunting.org.

  • 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.

  • Cricket opens
  • 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.