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Here's a glimpse at new directions for The Apopka Voice in 2022
The Apopka Voice crossed a milestone last year when we published our 10,000th article. Informing, engaging, and inspiring our readers is the mission of The Apopka Voice. But in 2022, we want to do even more.
Chamber President presents economic development package to City Council
In the 2022 election cycle, economic development has become a core issue. Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson and City Commissioner Kyle Becker have debated the approach Apopka should take.
City Council rejects bid from developer for Station Street project
Both Tony Benge (Benge Advisers LLC) and 654 Ventures Inc. are listed as principals for the company, and both have made donations to Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson’s campaign.

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4-day workweeks are the new trend taking over tech
In 1908, a New England cotton mill instituted a 5-day workweek. The move inspired others to follow suit over the next 30 years until the Fair Labor Standards Act made 2-day …
Goodwill hosting free webinars to help job seekers make a change, expunge criminal records and interview successfully
While the unemployment rate in Central Florida remains below 5%, there are still many people searching for their next career opportunity. Here are three webinars to help.
The Best Part of Lake Apopka Natural Gas District? YOU!
If you know anything about LANGD’s residential and commercial customers, it is that they will never turn down an opportunity to make a difference.
JK2 Construction begins its 35th year
As the clock ticked down to 2022, the leaders of JK2 Construction had a little more to celebrate. The family company officially entered its 35th year.
Readers are split on how to handle unfinished City Center
There are coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets, and apartments in the works, but over five years have passed since Taurus Investments and the City of Apopka signed a contract.
How to Create a Strategic Editorial Calendar for 2022
If you haven’t already done so, creating a strategic editorial calendar for your business is a key priority, as managing your content can otherwise be overwhelming.
What is 5G? An electrical engineer explains
5G offers an order of magnitude – 10 times – more bandwidth than its predecessor, 4G. The greater bandwidth is possible because over and above low and medium frequency radio waves, 5G uses additional higher-frequency waves to encode and carry information.
Cooper's tirade about conditions in Apopka turns heads on City Council
Apopka builder Michael Cooper is not happy with the condition of the south side, and he let the City Council know all about it in a scathing rant at Wednesday's meeting during the public comments section.
Essential workers in Florida hope for relief in new year
Lauded as heroes but often not treated as such, nurses, first responders, teachers, farmworkers, commercial drivers, and other essential workers shouldered the load to keep goods, food, health care, and education available through both the pandemic and tense political times.
Storage units saw unprecedented business due to the pandemic
The industry’s four largest companies have reached 95%+ occupancy. Considering a new business or a side hustle, here's some interesting info on both.
Apopka Commerce Park to Provide Space for Commercial and Industrial Businesses
Entrepreneurs and investors have seen the potential of buying and developing commercial land in Apopka, which is why locals can expect more development in the coming years. 
So what's open on Christmas Day?
Everything that's open on Christmas Day - from restaurants to movies, and department stores... all in one place. Plus the first look at after-Christmas sales starting on December 26th.
Scam Alert: What the heck is smishing?
Recent reports have warned of smishing, but what exactly is it? And how do you know if you’re being smished? Smishing is 1 of the “ishing” scams: Phishing: scammers send you …
How the poinsettia took over Christmas
behind the beautiful, blood-red bracts of the poinsettia, there’s a story rife with geopolitics, patent wars, a dethroned monopoly, and complex supply chains.
‘Tis the Season to Shop Smart ... and Do Good
As bottlenecks and shortages continue to create challenges for retailers across the country, this year’s holiday shopping is shaping up to be tricky, even for the most seasoned bargain-hunter.