For those of us who are interesting in promoting Lake City and Columbia County Florida to bring in more small businesses, get more people to spend money here and tell all their friends and family what a great time they had while visiting here. We are promoting the social media pages of local businesses, groups, and the government offices to share their pictures and stories of the area. We hope everyone will “Like” and “Share” these pages and frequent these establishments as often as possible. Social Media is a great place to learn of upcoming fun and interesting local events as well.
It would be really great if the county Board of Commissioners and the City of Lake City officials can get together and work as a unit to create more fun events that people can come Downtown and enjoy. Since, we have been here for the last 2 years it seems to be that these two groups don’t get along very well. Even reading through the old newspapers from 1902 to 1911 there seems to be a divide to the determent of the county as a whole.
If you love the county you live in and want to see it develop into a place for more people to come and enjoy, even keeping it’s small town feel, we still need lots of small businesses supporting each other if we hope to continue to thrive and grow. To that end we hope you will share postings from these local businesses and groups on your own social media pages as well as the upcoming events all over the county no matter who is in charge. We started an “Around Lake City Florida” Pinterest board to post our pictures from places we have visited for everyone to enjoy.
Please enjoy, add, share and like all local social media pages you find!
ADD YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS OR GROUP SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES TO OUR LIST BELOW
Columbia County Historical Museum – Facebook Page – great and active museum with lots of events throughout the year and a great place to spend some time looking over their displays about the area.
Columbia County Florida Tourist Development – Facebook page – information for all the visitors to Columbia county
Florida Gateway College – Facebook page – formerly Lake City Community College, Lake City Junior College and Lake City Forest Ranger School created after World War II.
The GrapeVine in Downtown Lake City Florida – Facebook Page with local information posed that is open to the public and not a group page that you have to join.
Lake City Advertiser – Facebook page – locally owned and operated for over 60 years with new business call All Things Visual to help local businesses and groups with their video needs.
Lake City and Columbia County Florida Chamber of Commerce – Facebook page – Supporting it’s local business members in the area since it started in one of the parlors of the Blanche Hotel on April 21, 1911.
Lake City Dive Center – Facebook page – for all those water sports people out there who like to explore what’s happening underneath the surface.
Lake City Today on Facebook another free and open page with information about what’s happening in and around Lake city and not a group page that you have to join
Lake City Humane Society on Facebook – support all those hard-working employees and volunteers who take care of the county’s lost and found pets. Donate money, your time or even your extra pet related items. Of course, if you can adopt a pet great but if not maybe consider fostering some instead!
The Nest in Lake City – Non-Profit – Facebook page – Helps supports local orphans and foster families with clothing and other items when needed.
Women in Business in Lake City – Facebook page – Columbia county Florida group to help support local business women
Anytime Fitness Lake City Florida – Facebook page – simple and inexpensive to join come on down and try them out. Yes, they really should consider opening a branch in the new Blanche.
Home Depot Lake City Florida Facebook Page – one of my favorite places to shop when I need wood, supplies for my yard and house projects and hopefully very soon my gardening needs as well.
First Federal Bank Lake City – Facebook page – a great supporter of local events, small businesses and non-profits.
Ronsonet Buick GMC – Facebook page – large dealership owned by local family
Shand’s Lake Shore Regional Medical Center Downtown Lake City Florida Facebook Page – the first hospital built in Lake City after the VA Hospital
1st Street Music & Sound Co – Facebook page for local small business that sells musical related items and equipment
Art League of North Florida/Gateway Gallery – Facebook page – come on in to see lots of local artist’s work on display and help support these talented local artist by buying some of their stuff. They are located downtown.
Blanche Barber Shop – Facebook page – local barbering family who had a shop on the bottom floor of the Blanche building for years, and years now located on Main Street
Blue Goose Studio – facebook Page for Downtown Lake City Florida Small Business feature local artists work, paintings, furnishing and more
Etheridge Furniture of Lake City – Facebook page – Family owned and operated furniture store for over 50 years.
Fifth Generation Farm Store – Facebook Page – excellent little meat and produce store with special extras from local growers and vendors.
Glass Slipper Beauty Salon – Facebook page – local small business right on hwy 90 specializing in treating their customers like family.
Halpatter Brewing Company – Facebook page – new local brewery in downtown that was opened in the renovated old post office building – a relaxing atmosphere for adults.
Hunter Printing – Facebook page – locally owned and operated printing services. They print books for local authors as well.
KCs Produce – Facebook Page – Excellent vegetables, fruits and dairy produce available 6 days a week. Friendly and knowledgeable personnel too
Mack’s Tools – Lake City Flea Market – Facebook page – retired couple opens up a tool selling business at the local flea market.
Main Street Printing – Facebook page – locally owned and operated print shop – they printed off our Corporate Sponsor booklets fast and professional.
Marion Street Bistro and Brew House – Facebook page – local downtown restaurant that is adding an Irish pub next door.
Monsta Clothing Store – Facebook page – locally owned and operator small business that specializes in fitness wear
The Music Academy Lake City Florida – Facebook Page – Small business Downtown that offers musical instructions and instruments.
Nettles Sausage – Facebook page – locally grown and produce meats that are sold in local stores as well as right there on the farm.
Painting with a Twist Lake City – Facebook page – local artists teach painting while sipping wine and enjoying a fun and relaxing atmosphere
Sal’s Downtown Restaurant – Facebook page – great place for lunch and dinner, excellent Italian food and located right downtown.
Sal’s Italian Deli – Facebook page – original location for Sal’s that is still serving customers west of I-75
Skating Palace Fun Center – Facebook page – long time favorite of the locals
Southern Sisters Boutique and Embroidery – Facebook page – great little boutique right downtown
Startech Computer Center – Facebook page – great local computer repair and sales store that takes in old computers and electronics for recycling (Always recycle your electronics and save our environment)
Sweet G’s Mini Bake Shop – Facebook page – local small business baker whose cakes look out of this world.
Teeko’s T-Shirt Shop – Facebook page – local family owned business that creates your personalized T-Shirts to sell, for give-aways, reunions and more.
Treasures of Lake City – Facebook page – recent addition to the downtown area located in the former jewelry store.
City of Lake City Florida – Facebook page – local city government information
Columbia County Florida Emergency Management Facebook Page – keep yourself informed of impending emergencies in our area.
Columbia County Farm Bureau – Facebook Page – Columbia county Florida is still a largely agricultural type of place and with the assistance of governmental and non-profit organizations they keep our farmers in business too
Columbia County Florida Library Childrens Program – Facebook Page – special section of the library just for the youngsters
Local Group Pages to Join
Columbia County Florida Informer – Facebook Group – another group that shares information with it’s members about what’s going on in and around the county.
Columbia County Florida News and Gossip Venting Group – group of local citizens sharing lively debates on current events and issues
Lake City Florida Rocks! – Facebook Group – Local people creating painted rocks and leaving them all over the county for other people to find and move to other places. Fun for the whole family
What’s Happening In and Around Columbia County Florida Group – for postings from locals about what’s happening around the county
You Know You’re From Lake City Florida When – Facebook – online group for people who grew up in the area
If your small business or non-profit group has a Facebook page that you would like to include on our listing in the Lake City, Florida area please use our “CONTACT US” form and let us know and we will add you to the list.