• State of tourism


    All but five of the 67 Florida counties impose what is called a “local option transient rental tax” — better known as a tourist or “bed” tax — on rentals or leases of accommodations in hotels, motels, apartments, rooming houses, mobile home parks, RV parks, condominiums or timeshare resorts for a term of six months or less. 

  • Chamber sets its priorities

    The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce will be Tallahassee- bound this March with a whole new set of priorities to present to legislators.

    And the chamber is inviting all interested to book a seat on the bus.

    Each year, the chamber’s governmental affairs committee releases a set of priorities to champion in the Florida Legislature. These issues have a direct effect on some aspect of the business world, such as tourism, the environment and transportation.

  • Social media in the nonprofit environment

    Users of social media are mostly comprised of homogeneous populations participating in one or another of the various social media platforms. Different platforms tend to appeal to specific audiences. Overall this technology has deeply reached into the world of nonprofit communications.

  • Seeking Stores

    What Citrus County needs is a Target department store.

    And a Chick-fil-A. Or a Bob Evans restaurant. Or how about a new Wawa?

    Requests for these and other retail and restaurant chains come in regularly to the Chronicle from residents who believe there are just not enough shopping or dining alternatives in the area. 

  • Opportunity knocks in the new year

    Laura Byrnes: CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion

    At some point during the past week, between the blur of holiday celebrations and contemplating New Year’s resolutions, there have no doubt been those among us who took stock of this season and found it less than jolly.

    Santa didn’t deliver what was most wished for: a new job.

  • 2016 brings highs, lows in the world of business

    Duke Energy’s groundbreaking of a $1.5 billion combined natural gas plant at its Crystal River complex topped the list of biggest business stories of the year in Citrus County.

  • YMCA granted $50,000 by Walmart Foundation
  • Citrus County Blessings receives $25K grant from Walmart

    Citrus County Blessings has announced that it has received a grant for $25,000 for the purpose of sending food home with participating students throughout the school year.

  • Upwardly mobile

    Editor’s note: This is the first of an occasional series about Citrus County’s young entrepreneurs.

    Setting off on one’s own to start a business can be a scary proposition.

    Gone is the safety net of a regular paycheck from an established company. Say goodbye to regular work hours and a routine.

  • Hospice recognizes exceptional employees

    JoAnn Locascio, Bennie Williams, Bobbi Gynan- Baker and Sonia Valdes were honored as Employees of the Quarter for 2016 at the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast annual holiday staff breakfast meeting in Citrus Springs. Chosen based on nominations submitted by their coworkers, they were recognized for their dedication to service, compassion, excellence and attitude.