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    • Genealogical Society
      The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 2pm – 4pm at the Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL. Annette Burke Lytle will give a live presentation on the topic “Find Your Family History in Free Online Newspapers”.  For further information, visit www.mcgsocala.org or contact Joel […]
    • Cracker Days Feb 22 & 23, 2020 Rainbow Springs State Park
      The post Cracker Days Feb 22 & 23, 2020 Rainbow Springs State Park appeared first on TomL Publishing.
    • Congratulation Carissa Sawyer of Fox Fire Realty
      Congratulation Carissa Sawyer of Fox Fire Realty for agreeing to be Vice President of the Select Business Associates of Ocala. They are a Wednesday lunch group that meets at Mojos at Ocala location Hwy 200. The post Congratulation Carissa Sawyer of Fox Fire Realty appeared first on TomL Publishing.
    • Congratulation Felecia Judge of Columbia Bank!
      Congratulation Felecia Judge of Columbia Bank! Felecia has taken over as president of the Select Business Associates of Ocala. They are a Wednesday lunch group that meets at Mojos at Ocala, location Hwy 200. The post Congratulation Felecia Judge of Columbia Bank! appeared first on TomL Publishing.
    • City of Ocala to Host Retirement Celebration for Mary Sue Rich
      Post Date:01/14/2020 10:15 AM OCALA, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2020) – The City of Ocala will host a retirement celebration for Councilwoman Mary Sue Rich Friday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m. at the Hilton Ocala. Rich was a council member for District 2 since November 1995 and served the community for over two decades. She officially retired […]
    • City of Ocala Holiday Schedule: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
      OCALA, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2020) – City of Ocala business offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste or recycling routes Monday, Jan. 20. Residential sanitation collection regularly scheduled for Monday, Jan. 20 through Thursday, Jan. 23 will […]
    • Ocala Fire Rescue
      OFR Engines 1, 3 and 5, Rescues 1 and 4, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 11, and a Safety Officer were dispatched to the call. Engine 5 arrived on scene within three minutes to find a working structure fire and a burn victim outside the home. The patient advised that a second person was trapped inside. […]
    • City Council’s Eleven Strategic Initiatives
      Sandra Wilson, Interim City Manager for the City of Ocala, presented information on City Council’s eleven strategic initiatives ranging from addressing the impacts of drug abuse and the homeless issue to being proactive on infrastructure, to name a few.  She also shared how the City has used the penny sales tax to fund public safety […]
    • Connie Ann Pendleton of Ocala Business Brokers
      Connie Ann Pendleton of Ocala Business Brokers is the outgoing President of the Ocala Business Leaders 2019. She is an accomplished business person in selling businesses to investors / entrepreneurs. She knows her way around the business world and is well liked. She brought humor and structure to the Ocala Business Leaders. Although she will […]
    • Mobile Directory of Ocala
      Gerry Dietrich with Mobile Directory was speaker for Ocala Business Directory. Gerry has a unique product in that his app when loaded into your smart phone  and activated will broadcast your ad when you get near different other smart phones. Gerry is constantly making improvement to his system. Many of the Ocala Business Leaders are […]
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    • The mission of the CEP
      The mission of the CEP is to be the catalyst for a prosperous community and one of the primary ways we seek to deliver on this mission is by actively working to recruit new primary employers. The Ocala Metro recently reported an unemployment rate of 3.4% which is lower than the national average. More importantly, […]
    • CEP Review of 2019
      I am not sure how one could view 2019 as anything but an incredibly successful year for the Ocala Metro. The CEP is excited to review how our community continues to grow, diversify, and prosper. Economic Growth The local economy continues to demonstrate very strong fundamentals. As of the time of this writing, the local […]
    • A Catalyst for a Prosperous Community
      The mission of the CEP is to be the catalyst for a prosperous community and one of the primary ways we seek to deliver on this mission is by actively working to recruit new primary employers. Our current five-year goals include impacting the announced creation of 4,500 new jobs which pay an average wage which […]
    • OBL Breakfast Club
      Kevin Sheilley was guest speaker at OBL Breakfast club. He spoke on progress in the county, gave us statistics that were very telling on where the county is headed and the CEP / Marion County Chamber is helping make happen. Marion County residents should be proud of our Chamber and all it’s doing and has […]