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Upcoming tap house looks to bring craft beer, food trucks to Chipley

A new business called Chipley Station is looking to serve as a community hub for families in the area. The coming new tap house will be downtown at 684 7th Street by the historic train depot, serve craft beer, and have food trucks on site. Chipley Station is expected to open sometime this year. It…

Dollar General relocates store
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Dollar General relocates store

Dollar General announced a store is being relocated to 3448 Elkcam Blvd. in Sunny Hills, which will have an updated store format.   The Market store plans to provide customers an “expanded selection” of fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, as well as the usual DG categories, brands, and products. “We are excited to provide Chipley residents…

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Chipley Redevelopment Agency to bring back business mentoring program

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz With new businesses opening in and people moving into Chipley, the Chipley Redevelopment Agency is looking to administer a business mentoring program. A business mentoring program has been “proposed by and approved by the Board of Commissioners of the Chipley CRA as an initiative to provide guidance, support, and mentorship to local entrepreneurs and businesses located…

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Keisha Williams Photography settles into new Downtown Chipley studio

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz When clients set up an appointment to have their portrait taken at Keisha Williams Photography, they can expect what owner Keisha William said is a “luxury” experience. Keisha Williams Photography provides hair and makeup services for client photos, along with a special wardrobe selection. The photo studio recently moved into a new location on…

Farrah Jane’s Embroidery moves to new location in Downtown Chipley
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Farrah Jane’s Embroidery moves to new location in Downtown Chipley

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz Farrah Suggs, the owner of Farrah Jane’s Embroidery, said she is glad her business moved to a new location in Downtown Chipley. The embroidery business is now at 714 7th Street and moved into its new location on Monday, Jan. 29. Farrah Jane’s Embroidery was previously on Highway 77 in the back suite of…

Cloud Auto Parts looks to expand with 2nd location in Vernon
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Cloud Auto Parts looks to expand with 2nd location in Vernon

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz As things stand now, Cloud Auto Parts is a fixture of the Bonifay business community, with a shop on Wauskesha Street where customers can stop by or call in to get what they need for their vehicles. However, the local business is looking to expand into neighboring Washington County–specifically, a second location at 3246…

New Economic Development Council Executive Director looks to facilitate growth in Washington County
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New Economic Development Council Executive Director looks to facilitate growth in Washington County

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz A couple of days into the job, Jonathan Barnett already sees the potential for growth in Washington County. Barnett recently became the executive director for the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council. With new businesses planning to open up and people moving into the region and Florida, Barnett looks to play a…

Ownership changes hands at Skins & Bubba’s
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Ownership changes hands at Skins & Bubba’s

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz A new year can bring about changes.  That is true at the Chipley restaurant Skins & Bubba’s, where ownership has switched from the Obert family to the Johnson family–specifically, Paige and Tyler Johnson. The change officially began January 1, 2024.  The Obert family oversaw the restaurant for over 10 years. Skins & Bubba’s announced…

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FloridaCommerce mobile unit to be at CareerSource Chipola

The FloridaCommerce One-Stop Business Resource Site for businesses impacted by the severe weather will be located at the CareerSource Chipola center parking lot (behind Click On Cleaners on Hwy. 90 in Marianna) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, January 13, through Monday, January 15. Businesses will receive information about the Florida Small Business Emergency…

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Opportunity Florida encourages businesses to participate in Business Damage Assessment Survey 

Opportunity Florida urges any business impacted by this week’s severe weather to participate in the Business Damage Assessment Survey activated Tuesday by FloridaCommerce and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT).  Survey responses will allow the state to expedite January Severe Weather recovery efforts by gathering data  and assessing the needs of affected businesses.  Businesses can complete the…