Real Capital Solutions (RCS) and Quivet Creek Development (QCD) announced the grand opening of Veve at Castle Hill Apartments in Clermont, Florida. The new 328-unit apartment community, co-developed by RCS and QCD, is located at 13600 Hartle Road on...
The city council reviewed the criteria used to evaluate letters of interest on two city owned properties from qualified developers, which includes site plan, benefits to the city, job creation, and alignment with the City’s Master Plan. An appraisal was...
The Clermont City Council approved Pinnacle Public Finance’s proposal to provide a fifteen year, $30 million loan to fund the city’s master plan projects.  The loan’s fixed interest rate of 2.63%, made it an appealing transaction. The projects include: Victory...
The city of Clermont recently approved variance requests bringing Clermont Barn Brewery one-step closer to opening.  I had the opportunity to speak with owner Darren Johnson regarding the new brewery, which is scheduled to open early in 2018 on...
In February, the Clermont City Council became aware of the concerns of businesses in Historic Downtown.  Since many of these issues, such as the Farmers Market and First Friday events, fell under the Clermont Downtown Partnership (CDP), the Mayor...
Robert Bishop, the Executive Director of the Joy of Hearing Foundation, Inc., was recently inducted into the Kiwanis Club of Clermont. The Joy of Hearing Foundation, a newly founded non-profit in Central Florida, deals with an urgent issue that we...
Congratulations to Center State Bank, located at 1105 W. Broad Street, Groveland, for being recognized as June’s Business of the Month by the City of Groveland. Karen McMican (Acting Mayor), Mike Radzik and Dina Sweatt (council members), and Rodney Lucas...
PDQ staff and members of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce celebrated the arrival of PDQ at a ribbon cutting on Monday, June 5.  The eat-in, take-out restaurant, located at 1660 E. Highway 50, boasts quality food at affordable...
Developing Impromptu Speaking Skills - Have you experienced the need to put your thoughts together in an organized fashion at a moment’s notice?  You may be asked to Give a Toast at a Wedding or large Celebration. Answer a Supervisor’s...
Before 1938, the only place that South Lake residents could go to get medical assistance was a one-room clinic located above Clermont City Hall.  The clinic was staffed by volunteers. In 1938, a group of civic-minded residents got together...
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