CEP News

CEP’s Fleischhaker named Professional of the Year by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals

Posted on: May 05, 2017

Tamara Fleischhaker, Vice President, Business Advocacy & Partner Services for the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP), has been named the 2016 Professional of the Year by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP).

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CEP’s Schwartz earns Main Street America Institute Revitalization Professional certification

Posted on: May 05, 2017

Main Street America announced this week that Diana Schwartz, Director of Ocala Main Street and Director of Business Retention for Small & Medium Businesses for the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP), has achieved certification as a Main Street America Revitalization Professional (MSARP). 

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Virtual Reality Startup Among New Incubator Residents

Posted on: April 25, 2017

The Power Plant Business Incubator has welcomed five startups as new Residents in recent months. The latest among them is Twelve Eight Media, a company which designs, develops, and implements interactive digital solutions and content – including apps for virtual and augmented reality.

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Strong Job Growth in Ocala MSA Leads Region

Posted on: April 21, 2017

The Ocala MSA continued to show strong job creation in March with 4.0% year over year job growth.

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CEP's Ryan Lilly to take part in summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation

Posted on: April 17, 2017

Ryan Lilly, the CEP’s Vice President of Business Creation, has been invited to take part in a special summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri this coming June.

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Home Garden & Lifestyle Expo to be held on April 22nd

Posted on: April 10, 2017

The Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP), in partnership with the Marion County Building Industry Association, the College of Central Florida and the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors, will host the 2017 Home Garden & Lifestyle Expo on Saturday, April 22nd from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Ewers Center.  

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Ocala Metro Fuels Region's Strong Job Gains

Posted on: March 24, 2017

According to today’s employment summary by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the unemployment rate for the CareerSource CLM region was 5.9 percent, down 0.7 percentage point since January and the same rate as one year ago.

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