Feature Story and Photos By Larry H. Oskin The Florida Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers has successfully grown by offering premier quality professional and cosmetic dermatology with skin cancer treatments here in Central Florida. These comprehensive dermatology centers are growing daily...
October Business Update: Below Are A Few Highlights in South Lake  Fazoli's Quick Service Italian Restaurant chain is bringing a restaurant to Clermont! President and CEO Carl Howard announced that the company has executed an area development agreement to bring three Fazoli's...
J. Brian Miles and his wife Samantha, owners of southlake.tv, celebrated its recent opening by welcoming the business community to its location at the Suites at Hunt Industrial Park, 15430 County Road 565A in Groveland. The South Lake Chamber of Commerce...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce will host its 9th Annual Taste of South Lake & Business Expo Thursday, November 7, from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Waterfront Park in Clermont. This premier event includes more than 30 of...
 Feature Story and Photos By Larry H. Oskin The Hope Barton Fine Arts Studio & Gallery recently opened here in Clermont to help celebrate the creative quality of professional local artists and crafters. The Hope Barton Gallery has been established...
In 1981, Michel and Veronique Sallin had a dream to invest in Florida agriculture. After moving to the US from France, they eventually purchased a 260-acre citrus grove among the rolling hills in Lake County. After devastating freezes in...
Story and Photos By: Larry H. Oskin  Ritter’s Frozen Custard has been earning numerous awards and positive community spirit here in Clermont since 2016. Ritter’s Frozen Custard Restaurant got started here in Clermont when Tammy McCoy moved here as a...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce (SLCC) recently held its monthly breakfast with Clermont City Manager Darren Gray as guest speaker. During his seven years as city manager, Gray has led numerous initiatives, including the city's rebranding from "Gem of the...
On Thursday, September 12, Hampton Inn & Suites-Clermont opened its doors to Clermont's First Responders and hosted an appreciation breakfast to thank the men and women who protect and serve. Katrina Templo and Lisa Flemming (Hampton Inn) said that breakfast...
Clermont was recently ranked 61st out of the top 134 safest cities in Florida, according to a 2019 report conducted by BackgroundChecks.org, beating out over half of the state’s safest cities. The report analyzed over 2,900 cities within the United...
On September 5, a fire started in building 5 at East Ridge High School which houses the music department. The students lost instruments and other items as well. Family Jewelry and Pawn owner Shawn McNiel heard the devastating news and...
The South Lake Chamber of Chamber hosted a ribbon-cutting for Grace Diaz, LLC. Grace is a life coach and career coach and has worked with women, single mothers, and mothers with children under five years old, who wish to become entrepreneurs...
Since 2008, local community leader Samuel Davis Jr. has successfully held the title as CEO and general manager of Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, which serves more than 9,000 customers in Lake County (over 3,700 in Clermont alone). Davis has...
Story and Photos By: Larry H. Oskin Congratulations to Guru Indian Restaurant for celebrating 5 wonderful years here in Clermont! Guru, located at 2400 S Hwy 27 Suite 101, Clermont, offers a unique local experience in top quality gourmet Indian...
Story & Photos By Larry H. Oskin Congratulations to Doggy Delights By Allison Fogarty of Clermont for successfully launching a nationally respected healthy dog treat company. As CEO and Chef, Allison Fogarty notes, “I wanted to start my own business in...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting for Paladin Healthcare LLC, located at 940 W. Oakland Avenue in Oakland. Paladin Healthcare manufactures and distributes Fairfield-style medical equipment management rail and accessories, med gas headwall units, and triage/transport carts....
Champagne flowed, music played, and, an array of appetizers, beer and wine provided a festive atmosphere to celebrate the official opening of the Lofts at South Lake. Lofts at South Lake is the newest luxury apartment complex in Clermont, offering...
The Clermont City Council unanimously approved a motion at the August 13 council meeting to place a six-month moratorium on apartment applications within city limits.  Council's motion gives staff direction to review the city’s land code regarding its criteria...
The Clermont Downtown Partnership held its first “Alive After 5” weekly gathering on Thursday, August 1. The evening stroll along the streets in the Downtown area of Clermont will continue every Thursday evening. Participating businesses will remain open until 8...
Along with the promise of higher-paying jobs, Kroger’s entry into Central Florida will also help hungry students and families at Windy Hill Middle School in Clermont. At the groundbreaking for its customer fulfillment center in Groveland today, Kroger representatives presented...
For over 150 years, Sherwin-Williams has been an industry leader in the development of paints and coatings. On Wednesday, July 10, the South Lake Chamber hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of Sherwin Williams' new showroom, located at 17300...
After 13 years of empowering the Clermont and surrounding the South Lake community to  Live Actively, Kevin and Kimberly Grogan, owners of Gear for Multisport, announced a rebrand and expansion for their local business.  On June 5, Global Running Day, the...
Cherrylake has been named the 9th fastest growing landscape construction and maintenance company in the United States by Landscape Management Magazine. In addition to this achievement, Cherrylake was also named the 127th Largest Landscape Contractor and 16th Largest Irrigation...
Fifty West is the vision of Thomas Kovatch, the principal member of Fifty West Realty LLC. Kovatch was unable to find a professional building in the south Lake area meeting his expectations, so he decided to build a Class A professional...
Jim Johnson, The Village Goldsmith, has dedicated a quarter of a century, and over a third of his lifetime, to the dream of providing South Lake County with the very best one-of-a-kind jewelry and goldsmith establishment. Twenty-five years ago, on June...
Six years ago, the Caracciolo-Clayton family became part of the south Lake Community and recently Kyle and his wife Jesenia opened the brick and mortar location of Lion Heart Floors at 376 E. Myers Blvd, Unit C, Mascotte. The South Lake Chamber of...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting for 4 Corners Insurance, located at 669 E. Hwy 50 (next to Walgreens) in Clermont. 4-Corners Insurance, a family-owned independent agency, specializes in Personal Insurance Coverage for your home,...
After 13 years of empowering Clermont and the surrounding South Lake communities, Kevin and Kimberly Grogan, owners of Gear for Multisport, announce a rebrand and expansion for their local business. The company will be known as Dash-Sports, and is expanding...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon cutting to welcome J Sterling’s Wellness Spa to the business community. Pamper Yourself and the Ones You Love:  J Sterling Wellness Spa offers massage, facials, couples massage, waxing; all in...
Congratulations to Happy Troll Games on its grand opening, Monday, May 21.  The South Lake Chamber of Commerce officiated at the ribbon cutting and welcomed the owners to the business community. The specialty store, located at 155 US Hwy 27...
Clermont City Council approved the Olympus project at its May 14th city council meeting. What is Olympus - Olympus is one of the largest private investments in Clermont. The project creator, Olympus Sports & Entertainment Group, is a Florida Limited...
Mark Douglas Hairdressing has recently expanded to accommodate its growing clientele. The faithful followers won’t have a problem finding the new location which conveniently remains in the same plaza near Walgreens at 4420 S. US 27, Clermont. During a recent open...
Drs. Saranita and Paez of South Lake Pain Institute of Clermont and Orlando recently broke ground on a multidisciplinary out-patient surgical center in partnership with Orlando Health South Lake Hospital. The opening of this new out-patient surgical care facility...
Submitted by Larry Oskin The Citrus Tower has been a nationally respected tourist attraction and landmark here in South Lake County since being built in 1955. Scott and Heather Homan have recently taken over complete management and operations of this...
Hispanic Family Counseling Center (HFC) recently opened an office at 15430 CR 565A, Groveland and celebrated with a ribbon cutting officiated by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. HFC originally opened its doors in 2006 with the hope of providing...
The 3rdAnnual South Lake Business Awards Gala was held at Bella Collina on Wednesday, April 11. David Colby, president and CEO of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce, and Board Chair Kalena Meyers were the evening's hosts and award...
IMG Enterprises, a diversified agri-business in Groveland, FL made up of three operational entities: Cherrylake, IMG Citrus, and Cherrylake Real Estate, announced the acquisition of one of the largest grapefruit groves in St. Lucie County. The 4,000-acre grove increases their...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce welcomed Gentle Goodbyes Pet Aquamation to the business community at a ribbon cutting this week. Gentle Goodbyes is located at 1504 Max Hooks Road, Suite B, Groveland. The new business offers Eco-Friendly, Water-Based Alternative...
Clermont’s City Manager Darren Gray delivered an exciting State of the City update at the Clermont City Center on Thursday, January 24. Residents, business owners, local and state politicians and other Clermont stakeholders weren't hampered from braving the chilly...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce recently officiated at a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Graces Kut Upz Hair & Nails. Amanda Carter-Jeffries, the proud owner of the salon, said that the salon is offering a variety of beauty...
With over 300 employees, Cherrylake’s family-owned business is recognized for providing an exceptional opportunity for employees to grow and engage with their community. Cherrylake, located in Groveland, has been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work by the...
Thank you to our Faithful Followers The South Lake Tablet was purchased One Year Ago This Week! I didn’t plan to retire from Disney nor buy THE SOUTH LAKE TABLET; it just happened. I enjoyed the daily trip to and from Celebration;...
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