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  • Kooky? Maybe. Healthy? You bet.

    INVERNESS -Connie Roberts likes to tell people she makes “kookies” at her new cafe. Healthy kookies. 

  • Experience Matters: Is the customer really always right?

    By Dr. Fred Herzog

     

    A large national high-value general merchandise retailer coined the phrase, “The customer is always right.” People in business don’t always agree that the customer is always right. They state some customers can be difficult, ask too many questions, complain prices are too high, service or product not up to expectations and pose other complaints. What and how can an owner satisfy customers? Is customer service the solution?  

  • During changing times, Chamber finding its creative Center

    CRYSTAL RIVER -- With so many people using social media to plan their vacations, it’s getting to the point where brick-and-mortar welcome centers are becoming obsolete.

  • TDC grants available

    The Citrus County Tourist Development Council (TDC) has initiated new procedures for requesting tourism-

    related grant funds.

    There are three different grant categories available: Capital Improvement Projects, Special Project/Events, and Collateral Materials. All funding will be allocated from the tourist development tax budget to ensure money is available for contribution for financial assistance for programs that generate increased tourism activity within Citrus County.

  • Mall makeover

    CRYSTAL RIVER — Millie Bresnahan remembers that day some three years ago when she took over as manager of the Crystal River Mall. 

    More than half the stores were shuttered. The remaining tenants seemed disillusioned. The mood, in general, was downcast.

  • During changing times, Chamber finding its creative Center

    CRYSTAL RIVER - With so many people using social media to plan their vacations, it’s getting to the point where brick-and-mortar welcome centers are becoming obsolete.

  • Manatee$ mean million$

    So what’s a manatee worth these days to Crystal River? Try about $177,560 per mammal. 

  • Smart Money: Plan to pay off credit cards makes economic sense

    By Bruce Williams

    DEAR BRUCE: My husband and I are planning to get a home equity loan. Our mortgage balance is $150,000 and the house is valued at $475,000. Our monthly mortgage payment, including insurance and taxes, is $1,010.
    The bank told us we can apply for a credit line up to $50,000 with an interest of 2.99 percent. Our plan is to get a loan of $20,000 to pay off our credit cards (about $7,000) and use the rest for house repairs. We think we can save by paying off the credit cards since the interest on them ranges from 14 to 25 percent.

  • Nonprofit Briefs: Nonprofits face income issues in 2016

    By Dr. Fred Herzog

    It’s 2016 and the new year is here. For-profit corporate managers seek to add new services and product, maintain existing customers, add new ones and keep investors happy with dividends and profitability levels. Profitable sales and market demands added to day to day management will consume their efforts. But what about the challenges facing the volunteer leaders of nonprofit organizations?

  • Career Source: Young and motivated

    By Laura Byrnes

    Do you know a young person who could use a hand up, not a hand out?
    I’m talking about 18- to 24-year-olds who, for whatever reason, never finished high school or have struggled with economic hardships and other barriers.
    I’m also talking about individuals who aren’t afraid of hard work, who are willing and eager to learn, and who have a sincere desire to give back to their community.
    You think they don’t exist? If so, you’ve been watching too much TV and not paying attention to what’s going on right here in your community.
    Meet Codey.
    And Sabrena.