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Viewpoint: Why in the HELL does Pensacola need TWO Chambers of Commerce?

Viewpoint: Why in the HELL does Pensacola need TWO Chambers of Commerce?

By Jibril Sulaiman, president of Pay Cell Systems Hello my name is Jibril Sulaiman. I'm the 33 year old President of a local technology company, Pay Cell Systems and I've been an entrepreneur in Pensacola since the age of 20. Over the years I've gained a level of notoriety in the community as [...]

PNJ owner sees newpaper revenue drop $32 million in second quarter

PNJ owner sees newpaper revenue drop $32 million in second quarter

MediaPost reports that the owner of the Pensacola News Journal, Gannett Company, saw total revenues of its publishing division, which includes the daily's insert USA Today, fall from $904.2 million in the second quarter of 2013 to $867.4 million in the second quarter of 2014. Gannett attributed the [...]

Pensacola Mardi Gras hosts meeting with downtown retailers, July 29

Pensacola Mardi Gras hosts meeting with downtown retailers, July 29

PMGI is hosting a meeting for all downtown retail merchants on Tuesday, July 29 at the Palace Oyster Bar in Seville Quarter starting at 8:30 a.m., to discuss ways to encourage Valentine’s Day Gift shopping and make Downtown retailers accessible during the 2015 Mardi Gras events. Representatives [...]

Innovation Coast announces 2014 Innovation Award finalists

Innovation Coast announces 2014 Innovation Award finalists

Concluding the initial round of evaluations, the 2014 Innovation Awards Business Competition is excited to announce the top 10 finalist companies that will compete on November 7, 2014 for a chance to win cash and prizes valued at $215,000 and present their business cases before a live audience [...]

Gulf Powers joins others in request to scale back energy efficiency goals

Gulf Powers joins others in request to scale back energy efficiency goals

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida's biggest electric providers are asking state regulators this week to let them scale back energy-efficiency programs --- such as rebates for installing solar panels and power-saving appliances --- that they say have become expensive and benefit [...]

Greater Pensacola Chamber votes to create Economic Development spinoff

Greater Pensacola Chamber votes to create Economic Development spinoff

During a special meeting yesterday at Gulf Power Company's Addison Auditorium, the Greater Pensacola Chamber's Board of Directors voted to establish a separate economic development (ED) agency that could continue to work with regional government partners to create jobs and help bring economic [...]

Report: Florida BLue eyes rate increase

Report: Florida BLue eyes rate increase

Major insurer Florida Blue could raise rates in 2015 for people enrolled through the federal health-care exchange after seeing a large number of older and sicker enrollees, Kaiser Health News reported Monday. Patrick Geraghty, chief executive officer of the Jacksonville-based insurer, said the [...]

Peterson Elected as Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Peterson Elected as Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Beggs & Lane RLLP has announced that Ralph A. Peterson, senior partner in the law firm’s Labor and Employment Group, has been elected as a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow in the College is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained [...]

Local nursing home owner arrested for abuse

Local nursing home owner arrested for abuse

Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit today arrested Escambia County Assisted Living Facility Administrator, Belie Brock Williams and Assistant Administrator Adrienne Taylor. Williams allegedly refused psychological nursing caregivers entrance into the Kipling Manor facility to [...]

Miller to address Veterans summit

Miller to address Veterans summit

Congressman Jeff Miller will be a featured speaker at the 2014 Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit hosted by The Florida Chamber Foundation. The one-day event focuses on the future of the military, defense and veterans sectors of Florida’s economy. FEATURED [...]

Chamber workforce study indicates more job education and training needed over next five years

Chamber workforce study indicates more job education and training needed over next five years

With workforce development having been identified as a crucial component of economic competitiveness and regional long-term success, the Greater Pensacola Chamber, along with several key regional partners, today released the findings from its GAP analysis report - a commissioned study on current [...]

Putnam: Beware of Giant Land Snails

Putnam: Beware of Giant Land Snails

With inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport confiscating 67 Giant African Land Snails, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam issued a warning Tuesday about the destructive creatures possibly coming into the state through ports in Miami and other cities. Putnam's department has [...]

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