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Guest Viewpoint: WEAR 3 Feeds the FB Trolls

Guest Viewpoint: WEAR 3 Feeds the FB Trolls

By C. Jibril Sulaiman II WEAR 3 reports the news and doesn't make it. When a newsworthy story happens, local media outlets (and their supporting Facebook pages) disseminate this information to the public. I get it! However, I don't understand the selective reporting or posting of news stories [...]

New food concessions at airport delayed up to 14 weeks

New food concessions at airport delayed up to 14 weeks

Chick-fil-A and the rest of the OHM Concessions are still another 14 weeks away from being in their new locations at the Pensacola International Airport, according to airport officials. However, they are pushing to get the pre-security area completed sooner. Dan Flynn, interim Airport Director, [...]

Birmingham Coca-Cola bottler expanding to Pensacola

Birmingham Coca-Cola bottler expanding to Pensacola

The Birmingham Business Journal reports today that Birmingham-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, or CCBCU, has announced it plans to expand its footprint to Valparaiso and Pensacola, Fla. Read more.

Chamber hosts BP claims seminar

The Greater Pensacola Chamber will be hosting a seminar for individuals and businesses affected by the Deep-water Horizon oil spill to simplify the claims process and answer any legal questions for those interested in seeking restoration funds. The 2010 oil spill caused significant economic harm [...]

Florida TaxWatch bullish on Northwest Florida

Florida TaxWatch bullish on Northwest Florida

In its September report, Florida TaxWatch, the nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute, recognizes the efforts to diversify our economy in the Panhandle. "Florida is experiencing increased investment in all regions of the state, and as new companies develop and existing companies [...]

Downtown parking enforcement extended past 5 p.m. and to Saturdays

Downtown parking enforcement extended past 5 p.m. and to Saturdays

DIB Press Release: The Parking Management District in conjunction with the Downtown Improvement Board announced several changes and enhancements to the parking program in Downtown. The program consists of increased visibility and the placement of flags for key surface lots and a video that allows [...]

SRIA honored by Visit Florida

SRIA honored by Visit Florida

At Monday’s statewide tourism conference in Boca Raton, Fla., VISIT FLORIDA, Florida’s official tourism marketing arm, presented the Santa Rosa Island Authority with a bronze Flagler Award. These prestigious awards honor the innovation, creativity, and skill that go into marketing Florida to [...]

Gannett and the big tease

Gannett and the big tease

USA Today and its daily newspaper will be publishing a story on the failing infrastructure in this nation. According to the teaser, Pensacola Energy's natural gas pipes are obsolete, at risk for "costly and potentially dangerous leaks that could lead to explosions," and are among the oldest in the [...]

City opens today bids for advertising contract

The selection committee for RFP 14-022 Three Year Contract to Provide Advertising Services for Pensacola Energy meets today at 10 a.m. in the conference room located at the Pensacola Energy building, located at 1625 Atwood Drive. According to the email from the purchasing director, George [...]

American Community Survey shows we have slipped since 2010

American Community Survey shows we have slipped since 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey shows that Escambia County median household income has dropped over the past four years. The gap between man and women on median annual wages did improve but both genders had their median wages decline since 2010. Median Household Income 2010 [...]

Studer Group ranked fifth nationally on Great Place to Work list

Studer Group ranked fifth nationally on Great Place to Work list

Press Release: Studer Group, a Gulf Breeze, Florida-based outcomes firm, is proud to be named a 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplace by Great Place to Work®. Ranked fifth, this is the seventh consecutive year Studer Group has received this honor and the fourth consecutive year in the top ten. [...]

Biloxi’s Margaritaville Casino shuts down

Biloxi’s Margaritaville Casino shuts down

Gambling and Casinos no longer appear to be a safe bet for local economies. Owners of Biloxi, Mississippi's Margaritaville Casino filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection hours before a hearing at which the landlord sought to seize the property. The casino shut down operations on Monday. The [...]

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