Fire Up Citrus!

It’s BACK!  Fire Up Citrus! returns in October


Do you have what you think is a great idea to help put a fire under Citrus County to move our economy forward?  Can you make it a little entertaining, fairly fun, and totally presentable in 5 minutes flat?  Then we want YOU to present it at Fire Up Citrus!


Four years ago, Fire Up Citrus! ignited a flame in the community as a fun and slightly wacky way to present an idea in front of the public and our local officials and business leaders.  Participants had 5 minutes to make a presentation accompanied by a 20-image slide show about almost any idea they thought would be a boon to our local economy.  Serious or not so serious, the goal of Fire Up Citrus! was to get you and your audience thinking, “What if????” and “Why not???” .


During the three years that Fire Up Citrus! has taken place, a number of ideas were presented that have since resulted in projects or businesses that are coming to reality, including the Crystal River Aquarium, Veterans Village, Tree Top Adventure at Faith Haven Retreat Center, a Construction Academy, Flip Flop Yogurt Shop in Crystal River,  the Pedal Powered Works of Art project by the Citrus County Cultural Alliance, visitor trolley tours and a kitchen incubator.

By popular demand, the Chamber of Commerce is bringing Fire Up Citrus! back again October 5, 2017 to Tuscany at the Meadows. 


For more information, contact Ardath Prendergast at 352-795-3149 or