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New Gainesville Web Company Hits $1M in Profits

As classrooms continue to move from traditional to virtual, one new Gainesville online company is making waves by reporting more than $1 million in profits in its first year. Under the company name EdutainmentLIVE, the website ITPro.tv takes a lesson [...]

December 31, 2014 Business, Tech

I Bought a GoPro, But They Refused to Ship It to Me. Here’s Why.

I had been wanting to get a GoPro for a while, so I was excited when a friend of mine sent me this link to a promo code that offered a nice discount, which I assumed was a Christmas special. [...]

December 27, 2014 Business, Journalism/Communications, Photo, Tech

Jimmy John’s Delivery Drivers, Cyclists Are Danger to Public Safety

— Last night, I was driving on University Avenue about 6:30 p.m. to watch the UF basketball game against Southern Texas. As I was passing the campus on my left, a Jimmy John’s delivery bicyclist cut right in front of my [...]

December 13, 2014 Business, Reflections

Whiskey House Opens in Gainesville; Korean BBQ Coming Soon

www.whiskeyhouse.com Downtown Gainesville’s newest bar, the upscale Whiskey House, is open for business on Southwest Second Avenue across from Loosey’s. “We’ve always dreamed of opening a bar in Gainesville,” said Blake Haley, the general manager and one of three partners [...]

October 21, 2014 Business, Travel & Culture

Gainesville Realty Firm Targeting Foreign Buyers with Multilingual Hire

To capitalize on the expansive foreign-buyer portion of the real-estate market, Gainesville-based Pepine Realty hired Saveela Asad in September to spearhead the company’s new Global Division. “There’s a lot of diversity in Gainesville, and because of that, a lot of [...]

October 17, 2014 Business

Vacant No More: Gainesville Warehouses Welcome Tenants

— In 2013, several warehouses in and around Gainesville were sitting empty. At one point last year, as many as 10 to a dozen of the available buildings — which have 25,000 or more square feet — weren’t being leased [...]

September 2, 2014 Business