The Goals Set Fourth By Our Mission Statement Are As Follows
“TO CREATE AN ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL BUSINESSES, PROFESSIONALS AND RESIDENTS THAT COOPERATIVELY ADVERTISE, PROMOTE, ENHANCE AND MARKET OUR UNIQUE COMMUNITY AS A DESTINATION AREA TO LIVE, SHOP, DINE AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE CITRUS COUNTY SEAT. THE GOALS OF THIS ORGANIZATION SHOULD IN NO WAY BE CONSTRUED AS BEING POLITICAL IN NATURE OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF ANY ONE MEMBER OR GROUP WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION.”
We are always looking for help on our committees and volunteers! Please do not hesitate to contact us as follows:
2019 Board of Directors
- President - Gailen Spinka
- Secretary - Dana Rodriguez
- Treasurer - Roger Carlson
- Immediate Past President - Mathew Baillargeon
- Marshall Earnest
The Inverness Businesses Leaders (formally known as Old Town Association) was founded in 1994 by a group of concerned business owners. Times had changed from the days when the Courthouse was the social center of the city. With much of the population growth happening in the burgeoning suburban developments, there was a need to create events to draw the community back to the "town square". Since that time the Association has been an integral catalyst in helping conceive of events like the Patriotic Evening (July 4th), 50's style Street Dance/car rally, Thunder in the Hills boat races, Uncle Sam Jam, Festival of the Arts, Music on the Square and the Cooter Festival just to name a few.
Our Association currently boasts a membership comprised of residents, local business people and professionals. All of us share the same appreciation for our unique community and are committed to its vitality. Over and above the wonderfully creative ideas that have been generated by this amazing group of involved, supportive members, is the fact that this is a true "member supported" organization.
Yearly dues help to facilitate the various programs and promotions, but it is the people who care enough to keep this organization going that deserve the credit. Each president has had a chance to add another spark to the success of the Inverness Businesses Leaders and to make their mark in our history. Our committee volunteers make everything happen. As our motto says: "It's About Community!"
The Inverness Businesses Leaders is helping to pave the way for Inverness and its future. We have different challenges to face, fresh faces adding to the talent pool and hopefully a greater number of members becoming involved. The talent, brainpower and resources for success are all here.