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    • 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 […]
    • Your Columbia Banking Team
      There’s nothing like an emotive quote to make you think, pause, or smile.  Teddy Roosevelt once mused, “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”  Ross Perot attested, “Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face.  You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers.” […]
      Ocala’s downtown square that it is!! Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the downtown square on select evenings during the month of December. There will be holiday music and snacks, too! This is a chance for all of Ocala’s good little boys and girls to talk to Santa and share their holiday wishes with him. […]
    • Trump rally organized by the Rainbow Springs
      A Trump rally organized by the Rainbow Springs Right- Minded Conservatives made a strong statement of support for President Trump in Dunnellon. As supporters of a strong defense, small government, low taxes and traditional American values we want our voices to be heard.  Our message to others is this… if you love America you will […]
    • Congratulation to Les Singleton
      Congratulation to Les Singleton while he celebrates his retirement after 36 years of service to the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, in Micanopy Florida.  Good Luck Les! The post Congratulation to Les Singleton appeared first on TomL Publishing.
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    • 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 […]
    • Plaques, Bricks and a Horse Museum Downtown in the Horse Capital
      By Louisa Barton The equine industry is a really big deal here in the Horse Capital of the World. In fact, it is worth over $2.6 billion a year in the Ocala Metro and our public and private leadership appreciates the importance of this industry to our community. A few years ago, the CEP commissioned […]