SBDC’s ‘Business Plan Writing Made Easy’ class to assist entrepreneurs
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UCF-Lake County, funded by Lake County and residing in Lake County’s Business Opportunity Centers, is offering a hands-on seminar intended to help entrepreneurs and business owners compose successful business plans.
March 01, 2013
Lake County to accept applications until March 18 for Tourism Capital Projects Funding
The Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Department has set application deadlines, preliminary hearing dates for applications, and a learning session for the Capital Projects Funding Program.
February 22, 2013
3 free online seminars to help residents improve money-management skills, increase savings
As part of “America Saves Week,” which is from Feb. 25 through March 2, the UF/Lake County Extension is offering three online seminars to help residents sharpen their skills at managing money and increase savings. The theme this year is, “Set a goal. Make a plan. Save automatically.”
February 22, 2013
SBDC once again offering ‘Start-Up Basics’ course by popular demand
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UCF-Lake County, funded by Lake County and residing in Lake County’s Business Opportunity Centers, once again will offer an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn how to start a business at a free seminar entitled, “Start-Up Basics.”
February 08, 2013
Lake County Extension to have ‘Cooking with Winter Herbs’ classes
The “Cooking with Winter Herbs” program from UF/IFAS Lake County Extension includes hands-on food preparation using cool season herbs in a variety of healthy dishes.
February 08, 2013
John Mica, Daniel Webster, others to present at Regional Summit for eco-tourism initiatives
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners will host a Regional Summit on Land Issues Impacting the North Shore of Lake Apopka from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 E. Baker St., downtown Mount Dora. U.S. Reps. John Mica [R-FL7], Daniel Webster [R-FL10], and state Sen. Alan Hays will speak at the event.
February 07, 2013
Long & Scott Farms invites community to celebrate 50 years of farming
Long & Scott Farms is celebrating 50 years of farming this year, and wants to thank those who have supported the company through the years, as well as welcome new friends. The event will be Saturday, Feb. 16 at Long & Scott Farms, 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora.
February 06, 2013
Commissioners’ next budget workshop to focus on guidelines, county-maintained facilities
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners will have their next budget workshop at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Board Chambers, on the second floor of the Lake County Administrative Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares. Residents and business owners are welcome to attend the workshop as officials discuss budget guidelines and county-maintained facilities.
February 01, 2013
9th Annual African-American Heritage Festival to ‘honor the past, celebrate the future’
Gospel choirs, arts and crafts, praise dancers, health screenings, and historical and cultural education are just a few of the highlights the 9th Annual African-American Heritage Festival will bring to Lake County. The theme of this year’s festival is “Honoring the past, celebrating the future.”
January 31, 2013
Montverde’s Mike Potempa named state high school soccer coach of the year
Mike Potempa, who has been Montverde Academy’s boys’ soccer coach and the school’s athletic director since 2010, has been honored as the state’s boys’ soccer coach of the year by the National Federation of High School Associations. Potempa has not lost since he became the head of the program.
January 23, 2013
County offices, libraries, LakeXpress to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Offices will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 22.
January 18, 2013
SBDC to offer free seminar entitled ‘Startup Basics’
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UCF-Lake County, funded by Lake County and residing in Lake County’s Business Opportunity Centers, will be offering in January an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn how to start a business at a free seminar entitled, “Startup Basics.”
January 03, 2013
FFEA to host sponsorship and social media workshop in Leesburg for event and tourism industry
The Florida Festival and Events Association (FFEA) will host a workshop for event planners focused on increasing event revenues through sponsorships and social media. The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leesburg Center for the Arts, located at 429 W. Magnolia St. in Leesburg.
December 19, 2012
First Green Bank receives coveted LEED Platinum Certification
First Green Bank’s headquarters, located at 18251 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora, recently received notification that its environmentally engineered building received the U.S. Green Building Council’s prized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification.
December 19, 2012
Lake County Government offices close for Christmas, New Year’s holidays
All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector and Property Appraiser will close Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 to observe the Christmas holiday. The offices will also close on Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday, with the exception of the Tax Collector’s Office, which will remain open on Dec. 31.
December 19, 2012
Have hidden treasures? History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ is heading to Florida
The History Channel’s hit television series “American Pickers” is planning to begin filming its fifth season and is looking for locations in Florida to feature.
November 30, 2012
Lake County Government offices to close Monday for Veterans Day
All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 for Veterans Day.
November 09, 2012
Economic Development & Tourism Director receives Community Service Award
Lake County’s Economic Development & Tourism Director, Scott Blankenship, was recently awarded the 2012 Community Service Award from the Lake Eustis Chamber of Commerce in the Leadership category during its recently held annual Community Service Awards ceremony. The chamber noted that the Leadership award is given to individuals whose guidance and leadership has impacted Lake County.
November 02, 2012
Public invited to kick-off meeting for South Lake Sector Plan
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is inviting the community to an upcoming meeting to discuss the County’s South Lake Sector Plan.
October 19, 2012
Site visits help County’s Economic Development team reach local business community
Calling all local business owners and decision makers. The Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Department wants to pay local companies a visit to make formal introductions, and to provide information on assistance the department can offer, including incentives that could be available.
October 02, 2012
Official grand-opening events set for Lake County’s two newest Business Opportunity Centers
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners’ Office of Economic Development & Tourism is inviting the public to attend the official grand-opening celebrations for Lake County’s two newest Business Opportunity Centers (BOCs).
September 13, 2012
Beacon College expansion gets underway in Leesburg
As part of campus expansion efforts, Beacon College recently set the wheels in motion for the construction of a new $2.3 million facility, as it broke ground in Leesburg.
August 14, 2012
Lake County Economic Development reminds community of upcoming “A Year in Review” events
TAVARES – The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is reminding residents to make plans to attend one three upcoming events, entitled “A Year in Review,” which will re-cap the County’s economic development achievements over the past year, as well as highlight future initiatives that are on the horizon. The scheduled meetings are as follows:
June 05, 2012
Lake County Economic Development paving the way for growth with business incentive programs
With economic and job development taking center stage across the country, the Lake County Office of Economic Development and Tourism is doing its part to boost local business growth.
April 16, 2012
Sponsors, vendors, exhibitors and volunteers invited to participate in Wings and Wildflowers Festival Sept. 28-30
The Lake County Office of Economic Development & Tourism is seeking sponsors, vendors, exhibitors and volunteers for the inaugural birding and wildflower festival, “Wings and Wildflowers,” to be held on Sept. 28-30 at Hickory Point Park in Tavares.
March 29, 2012
Lake County business hosts demonstration for prominent aviation companies at Tavares facility
G&T Conveyor Company, located at 476 Southridge Industrial Drive in Tavares, in conjunction with its sister company Ameribridge, recently hosted the demonstration of a new method of baggage handling, created to help combat the challenge of moving overflow carry-on bags to and from the bridges of airplanes
March 23, 2012
Lake County Office of Economic Development & Tourism connecting with local businesses
As part of a new initiative aimed at enhancing relations with local businesses, the Lake County Office of Economic Development & Tourism is encouraging local businesses to schedule site visits in an effort to facilitate effective solutions to the challenges they face when doing business.
March 20, 2012
Lake County premiere golf course tees up for prosperous year
Black Bear Club LLC, operator of Black Bear Golf Club, located at 24505 Caluso Blvd. in Eustis, recently reported record financial gains for the 2011 fiscal year. The company’s revenue increased 40 percent over the same period in 2010.
March 05, 2012
South Lake leaders discuss economic and business growth and water issues in South Lake County
On Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, elected officials and staff representing the south Lake cities of Clermont, Minneola, Groveland, Mascotte, and Montverde, along with Lake County, the Lake County Water Authority, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the south Lake Chamber of Commerce, met with Hans Tanzler, the new Executive Director of the St. Johns River Water Management District, and key members of his staff at Lake-Sumter Community College’s Clermont campus.
February 14, 2012
New initiative by County Manager spurs departments to become certified as “Business Friendly”
A new initiative was unveiled by County Manager Darren Gray at a recent leadership retreat, that urges all county departments to take necessary steps to become certified as “business friendly”.
February 06, 2012
First Green Bank to open its new headquarters in Lake County
First Green Bank will host the official grand opening for its new headquarters in Mount Dora on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Built in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification guidelines, this state of the art facility is largely considered to be an environmental engineering marvel.
February 03, 2012
Lake County welcomes newly opened full-service medical clinic in Astor
The Astor Medical Care & General Practice Clinic, a new medical practice owned and operated by Dr. Chet Anthony, recently celebrated its grand opening at 24239 State Road 40 in Astor. The new, completely computerized facility, is the first full-service medical clinic to open in Astor and offers a full range of general practice and medical care services.
January 18, 2012
State approves Lake County’s Enterprise Zone
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity completed its review of Lake County’s proposed Enterprise Zone, and in a letter to county chairman Leslie Campione, gave its approval.
January 05, 2012
Local Building Officials Complete Energy Training at Lake-Sumter Community College
A delegation of Lake County building management officials recently completed six days of advanced facilities operations training at Lake-Sumter Community College (LSCC). The program was part of their certification process under the International Facilities Management Association’s (IFMA) Sustainability Facilities Professional (SFP) program, and was provided by LSCC under its current partnership with Lake County on the County’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) project.
December 07, 2011
Lake County company G&T Conveyor completes major project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
G&T Conveyor Company, America’s largest manufacturer of turn-key baggage handling systems located in Tavares recently announced the completion of a major upgrade to 22nd largest airport that serves more than 22 million passengers annually - the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
November 18, 2011
Expert speakers and action-packed agenda planned for First Annual Economic Development Summit
The agenda for Lake County’s First Annual Economic Development Summit will feature nationally renowned speakers and an action-packed agenda to include best practices in workforce development, economic development, site selection and strategic planning.
October 28, 2011
Lake County welcomes U.S. Men’s U17 National Soccer teams
Lake County will host the U.S. Men’s Under 17 (U17) National Soccer team as they play an exhibition game with the Florida Rush Nike U17 team at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the National Training Center (NTC) Athletic Fields, located at 1099 Citrus Tower Blvd., Clermont.
October 14, 2011
Lake County to host First Annual Economic Development Summit
The Lake County Office of Economic Development & Tourism will be hosting the First Annual Economic Development Summit on Monday, Nov. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mission Inn Resort & Club, located at 10400 County Road 48, Howey-in-the-Hills.
October 14, 2011
Successful GO GREEN GET GREEN rebate program to end Sept. 26
Lake County announced today an end date for the highly successful GO GREEN GET GREEN rebate program. Because of the overwhelming response received for the program, funding used to reimburse Lake County residents and business owners for completing energy efficiency upgrades is rapidly depleting. All rebate applications must be received no later than 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 in order to be considered for the program.
September 20, 2011
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: New Economic Development team ready to support local businesses and tourism
The newly formed Lake County Office of Economic Development & Tourism announced in July a plan to implement a regional approach to economic development in the County. The plan calls for a team of economic development and tourism coordinators to support three micro-regions within the County located in the northeast, northwest and southern regions.
September 19, 2011
County announces new online tool for obtaining single-family residential permits
This week, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners announced a new user-friendly tool that allows residents and contractors to obtain a single-family residential permit on its website at www.lakecountyfl.gov.
September 16, 2011
Lake County to host Florida Water Star Accredited Professional training for landscape, irrigation professionals
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is offering landscape and irrigation professionals an opportunity to attend training and complete an exam to become a Florida Water Star Accredited Professional. The training will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the exam will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Both the training and exam will be at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.
September 15, 2011
Lake County congratulates City of Tavares and WattNext, Inc. on Industry Innovation Award
The City of Tavares and WattNext, Inc. were presented with a prestigious William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Award by the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) at its annual awards luncheon ceremony held on Sept. 14 in Orlando, Fla.
September 15, 2011
County congratulates THAT! Company on being ranked as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies
THAT! Company, an advertising and search engine optimization (SEO) firm headquartered in Leesburg, Fla., was recently named by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. THAT! Company was ranked number 183 out of 500 in the publication’s 30th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, also known as the Inc. 500.
August 26, 2011
CANCELLED: Joint meeting between School Board, County Commission scheduled for July 19
The joint meeting between the Lake County Commissioners and the Lake County School Board scheduled for Tuesday, July 19 at Lake Minneola High School has been postponed.
July 19, 2011
Joint workshop between County Commission and School Board to be held July 19 in Minneola
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners and Lake County School Board will hold a joint workshop on Tuesday, July 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Lake Minneola High School, located at 101 N. Hancock Road.
July 11, 2011
Lake County explores potential for a South Lake Business Incubator
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is currently in the process of reviewing site locations in South Lake County to expand its successful business incubator program to that area of the County. Partnerships are also being sought to help with the establishment of the program.
May 11, 2011
Lake-Sumter Community College Offering Environmental Protection Agency Lead Safety Training on May 11
Lake-Sumter Community College is offering a one-day EPA-approved training program covering lead safety for contractors in Lake County. The program, presented by Deland-based McNeal & White’s Institute of Envelope Science, is May 11, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., on LSCC’s Leesburg Campus.
May 09, 2011
Joint meeting with Commissioners and School Board to focus on education and workforce
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners and School Board will be holding a joint meeting on Thursday, May 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. to discuss education and workforce resources and initiatives as part of the County’s Economic Action Plan. The meeting will take place at Lake Technical Center’s Eustis campus, located at 2001 Kurt St.
April 28, 2011
New Economic Action Plan, website revealed at second Economic Action Workshop
Over 70 local business leaders and members of the community were in attendance at the second Economic Action Workshop held Friday, March 11 at Lake-Sumter Community College’s South Lake Campus in Clermont.
March 17, 2011
Businesses, community invited to participate in upcoming Economic Action Workshop
Local business leaders, along with interested members of the community are invited to attend a follow-up meeting to the Economic Action Workshop on Friday, March 11 beginning at 9 a.m. at Lake-Sumter Community College’s South Lake Campus’ community room located at 1250 N. Hancock Road, Clermont.
March 03, 2011
Economic Action Workshop follow-up meeting to be held March 11
The public is invited to attend a follow-up meeting to the Economic Action Workshop on Friday, March 11 beginning at 9 a.m. at Lake-Sumter Community College’s South Lake Campus’ community room located at 1250 N. Hancock Road, Clermont.
February 15, 2011
Economic Action Workshop deemed a success
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners held its first Economic Action Workshop at Lake-Sumter Community College on Tuesday, Feb. 1 with over 100 people in attendance.
February 03, 2011
Lake County Days gives citizens, local officials a chance to meet with legislative delegation
The Chamber Alliance of Lake County will host its annual Lake County Days event on Tuesday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the state Capitol in Tallahassee.
January 31, 2011
Economic Action Workshop scheduled for Feb. 1
The public is invited to attend an Economic Action Workshop at Lake-Sumter Community College’s Magnolia Room, located at 9501 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m.
January 26, 2011
Commissioners solicit suggestions from community on growing businesses in Lake County
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is seeking input from the community on ways to increase business growth in Lake County. The ideas submitted will be reviewed by Commissioners for consideration in future economic development strategies.
December 07, 2010
Lake County tourism staff welcomes Central Florida’s arts leaders to Clermont
Lake County Tourism & Business Relations is welcoming dozens of Central Florida’s art leaders to South Lake County for a meeting on Friday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cooper Memorial Library, located at 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont.
October 05, 2010
Lake County officially enters the social media realm
After months of internal testing and training, Lake County is promoting its new social media accounts, which helps provide another method for local residents to receive important updates about Lake County Government activities.
September 28, 2010
County Commission applauds THAT! Company’s accomplishments
At its meeting Tuesday, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners congratulated Ken Knorr, President of THAT! Company, which was recently selected as one out of 18 Florida companies to receive the 2010 Governor's Business Diversification Award.
September 22, 2010
Lake County Economic Development congratulates Clermont company for regional innovative award
Visions@Work of Clermont was recently awarded one of the top honors for innovative programs as the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission recognized on Sept. 8 several Central Florida companies at the 2010 William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Award luncheon.
September 16, 2010
County Commission to recognize local recipient of governor’s business diversification award
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21, will hear a presentation from Ken Knorr, President of THAT! Company, which was recently selected as one out of 18 Florida companies to receive the 2010 Governor's Business Diversification Award.
September 15, 2010
Lake County to select one home and one small commercial building for Energy Efficiency Retrofit Pilot Program
As part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, Lake County is conducting a pilot program by selecting one home and one small commercial building to receive free energy efficiency retrofits (up to a $3,000 value) to show how small investments in energy efficiency reduce energy costs.
September 01, 2010
Topics of second business summit are capital, marketing, planning & workforce development
Regional business resource providers are hosting a Day 2 event to its Lake County Business Owners Success Summit (BOSS) to provide more information about the services they provide on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Receptions, located at 4425 Highway 19A in Mount Dora.
September 01, 2010
Lake County awards local college for job creation
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners at its regularly scheduled meeting Aug. 17 approved a High Value Job Creation (HVJC) Program award for $12,000 and Business Assistance Program (BAP) award up to $25,000 to Beacon College of Leesburg.
August 18, 2010
Exhibitor applications, sponsorships being accepted for Third Annual Green Fair
Organizers of the Third Annual Lake County Green Fair are currently accepting exhibitor applications and sponsorships for the event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wooton Park in Tavares.
August 10, 2010
Lake County thanks its participants, sponsors at Green Symposium with eye on upcoming Green Fair
More than 100 individuals, including participants, speakers and presenters, spent two days last week at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills sharing ideas about conserving and maximizing natural resources during the Second Annual Lake County Green Symposium.
August 03, 2010
Lake County Economic Development congratulates local companies selected as ‘best to work for’
The Lake County Economic Growth & Redevelopment Division is applauding three local companies — Restor Telecom of Leesburg, Reunion Bank of Florida in Tavares and First Green Bank in Eustis — that were recently selected by Florida Trend magazine as “Florida’s Best Companies to Work for 2010.”
July 28, 2010
Lake County Economic Growth & Redevelopment to exhibit at ‘Farm to Fuel’ Summit on Aug. 11-13
The Lake County Economic Growth & Redevelopment Division will be an exhibitor at the 2010 ‘Farm to Fuel’ Summit on Aug. 11-13 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando.
July 23, 2010
Three ways to attend Green Symposium next week
There are three ways to attend the Second Annual Green Symposium on Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30, at Mission Inn Resort & Club.
July 23, 2010
Annual Green Symposium includes free educational classes for homeowners
The Second Annual Green Symposium scheduled for Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30, at Mission Inn Resort & Club will feature not only a host of presentations and guests speakers for local business owners and professionals, but it will also include free educational classes to help homeowners understand how they can conserve natural resources.
July 16, 2010
Agenda set for Second Annual Green Symposium
Organizers of the Second Annual Green Symposium scheduled for Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30, at Mission Inn Resort & Club have finalized a strong agenda of speakers.
July 14, 2010
Free course offers emergency planning for local businesses
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Economic Growth & Redevelopment and Lake County Emergency Management are urging local businesses to sign up for an eight-hour “Business Continuity Planning & Emergency Response” course offered for free on Thursday, July 29, at Lake Technical Center’s Institute of Public Safety, located at 1565 Lane Park Cutoff in Tavares.
July 07, 2010
Guest speakers set for Annual Green Symposium
The Second Annual Green Symposium on Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30, at Mission Inn Resort & Club features a host of presenters and panelists discussing environmental topics and how they are influencing business.
June 30, 2010
Two-year extensions available for Lake County Growth Management’s building permits, development orders
When Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law Senate Bill 1752 “Jobs for Florida” last month, not only did it provide tax incentives and tax breaks for qualified businesses, but it allowed developers and property owners to extend Lake County development orders that have an expiration date between Sept. 1, 2008, and Jan. 1, 2012, for two years. The extension applies to building permits, preliminary plat approvals, construction plan approvals and site plans.
June 30, 2010
Lake County, Groveland & EDC star at waste-to-fuels conference
The Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment, City of Groveland and Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission sponsored an exhibit at the 3rd Annual Waste-to-Fuels Conference & Trade Show in Jacksonville this week.
April 23, 2010
Lake County Commission approves business incentives for two expanding companies
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners approved at its meeting Tuesday incentives for two expanding companies: First Class Air Repair of Groveland and Restor Telecom, Inc. of Leesburg.
April 20, 2010
Organizers deem business summit a success
More than 100 small business owners and entrepreneurs attended the Lake County Business Owners Success Summit (BOSS) Thursday at Minneola City Hall.
March 26, 2010
Lake County awards new Tavares-based company with business assistance incentive
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners approved at its meeting Tuesday a $25,000 incentive from its Business Assistance Program to help with the relocation of Progressive Aerodyne, Inc. to Tavares.
March 23, 2010
Slate of speakers set for Lake County business success summit on March 25
When dozens of small business owners and entrepreneurs descend into Minneola City Hall on Thursday, March 25, at 4 p.m. for the Lake County Business Owners Success Summit (BOSS), a collection of impressive speakers will be greeting them.
March 16, 2010
Lake County summit strives to help entrepreneurs, small business owners
Regional and local business organizations are partnering to host the Lake County Business Owners Success Summit (BOSS) to provide answers to area small business owners on how they can survive in today’s economy on Thursday, March 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Minneola City Hall, located at 800 N. U.S. Highway 27.
March 09, 2010
Procurement offices of local governments in Lake County to host Reverse Vendor Tradeshow
Procurement offices from various agencies in Lake County are hosting its Second Annual Reverse Vendor Tradeshow to provide companies an opportunity to meet face-to-face with procurement officials on Friday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leesburg Community Center, located at 109 Dixie Ave. (State Road 44), Leesburg.
March 08, 2010
Lake County Commissioners approve suspension of transportation impact fees for one year
In an effort to rally the local economy, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday that suspends the collection of transportation impact fees on new developments beginning today for one year.
March 02, 2010
Business incubator in Leesburg to host open house
The Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment is pleased to announce the University of Central Florida (UCF) Business Incubator in Leesburg, located at 600 Market St., will host an open house on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m.
February 22, 2010
Lake County awards local bank for job creation
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners at its regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 20 approved a High Value Job Creation (HVJC) Program Award for $20,000 to First Green Bank for the creation of nine qualifying positions.
October 22, 2009
Lake County Economic Growth & Redevelopment’s Web site touted by International Economic Development Council
The Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment is pleased to announce its Web site, which launched in April 2009, has garnered praise from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
October 08, 2009
Lake County awards companies for job creation
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners approved Tuesday two awards from its High Value Job Creation Program to Petrotech Southeast Inc. and Surgery Center of Mount Dora, LLC – Omega I Partners, LLC.
August 06, 2009
Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment’s new Web site is earning rave reviews
n its first two weeks, the Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment’s new Web site at egr.lakecountyfl.gov has received more than 1,500 visitors.
April 16, 2009
Economic Growth & Redevelopment launches Web site
The Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment launched a new Web site Wednesday at egr.lakecountyfl.gov.
April 02, 2009
Electrifying move: Vehicle charging station in the works for downtown Eustis
The Eustis City Commission approved a resolution last week supporting an endeavor by RubeLab, a not-for-profit corporation involved in the development of technologies to solve environmental issues, to construct a solar charging station for electric vehicles in downtown Eustis, at the corner of Eustis and Clifford streets.
February 10, 2009
Lake County Commissioners enter partnership with Leesburg, UCF for business incubator
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners recently entered a partnership agreement with the City of Leesburg and University of Central Florida (UCF) Research Foundation to strengthen a business incubator at the Leesburg Business & Technology Center, located at 600 Market St.
February 06, 2009
County Commissioners approve application for high-value job creation incentive for Mount Dora company
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners approved this week an application for a $62,000 high-value job creation incentive to the Mount Dora-based company of Buildtelligence Web Solutions for 31 new positions with an average annual salary of more than $36,000.
January 30, 2009
Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment rings in New Year by welcoming new development
The Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment is welcoming a new addition to the Christopher C. Ford Commerce Park, the Lakeview Distribution Center, which is under construction by IDI, an industrial real-estate developer.
January 06, 2009
Economic Growth & Redevelopment welcomes new staffer
The Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment this past week introduced Cary Pierce as the department’s new Business Development Coordinator.
December 10, 2008
Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment supports virtual entrepreneur center
The Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment is encouraging entrepreneurs that are looking to start, expand or relocate a business to use a new online one-stop resource, titled “Virtual Entrepreneur Center,” organized by the Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC) at www.flvec.com.
September 26, 2008
Lake County company earns industry award from region’s economic development commission
One of Lake County’s leading “clean-tech” industries, Covanta Lake of Okahumpka, received a William C. Schwartz Innovation Award last week at a Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) luncheon held in Lake Mary.
September 25, 2008
Leesburg chamber, Lake County present women’s symposium
The Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment are presenting a women’s mini-symposium on Tuesday, May 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Lake-Sumter Community College’s Magnolia Room, located at 9501 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg.
May 09, 2008
Commissioners OK new economic development plan
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners adopted a new economic strategic plan at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday.
February 27, 2008
Lake County's economic development director appointed to Florida Redevelopment Association's Board of Directors
Dottie Keedy, Director of the Lake County Department of Economic Growth & Redevelopment, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Florida Redevelopment Association.
October 22, 2007
Local artists planning event to celebrate community's culture
Local artists are joining forces for a public-arts initiative collaboration of communities and artists, to promote the eclectic cultural atmosphere in Lake County during the inaugural Second Saturday Cultural Event to be held Oct. 13 and 14 in downtown Eustis and other areas of Lake County.
June 07, 2007
Capital-improvement bonds for Lake County to go on sale April 12
Lake County announces the sale of approximately $84 million in capital-improvement revenue bonds on Thursday, April 12.
April 11, 2007