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Two missing from Navy Federal celebration deserve kudos, too

Two missing from Navy Federal celebration deserve kudos, too

Last week Navy Federal Credit Union announced its plans to further expand its operations on Nine Mile Road and increase its total employment to 10,000 people by 2026--just in time for the Nov. 6 elections. Two people missing from the ceremony were former Pensacola Chamber President/CEO Evon [...]

Weekend Buzz: Cold nights, Navy Federal love, Who will mind the jail

Weekend Buzz: Cold nights, Navy Federal love, Who will mind the jail

The nights are getting colder. The city of Pensacola still hasn't repealed its homeless ordinances or approved a plan to deal with the issue. Community activist Rick Dye and others aren't waiting for Mayor Ashton Hayward and the city council to take action. Dye sent out this appeal over this [...]

Baptist CEO Faulkner named Vice Chair/Chairman-Elect of the Florida Hospital Association

Baptist CEO Faulkner named Vice Chair/Chairman-Elect of the Florida Hospital Association

Baptist Health Care President and CEO Mark Faulkner has been selected the Vice Chair/Chairman-Elect of the Florida Hospital Association 2014-15 Board of Trustees. "It is an honor to represent Baptist Health Care and our community while serving with fellow health care leaders across the state [...]

Thank you, Don Gaetz, for Navy Federal jobs

Thank you, Don Gaetz, for Navy Federal jobs

Lost in the announcement yesterday that Navy Federal Credit Union plans to increase its workforce by 2026 at its Beulah campus was the role Senate President Don Gaetz played, with the help of Lewis Bear, Jr. who was working in his capacity as part of the Greater Pensacola Chamber, in creating the [...]

IP announces $90 million-plus investment at Cantonment mill

IP announces $90 million-plus investment at Cantonment mill

International Paper has announced its plans to reinvest in its Pensacola Containerboard Mill. More than $90 million is projected to be spent at the mill over the next five years in order to increase energy efficiencies, support and enhance the work environment and strengthen its competitive [...]

Studer Strategic Planning Workshop fills up

Studer Strategic Planning Workshop fills up

Two weeks is all it took for the Studer Institute’s strategic planning workshop to completely fill up. Partnering with four local organizations, the Studer Institute opened registration for a “Strategic Planning Model for Small Businesses and Nonprofits” with Strategic Planning Consultant, [...]

Navy Federal Credit Union create 5,000 more jobs in Escambia County

Navy Federal Credit Union create 5,000 more jobs in Escambia County

Gov. Rick Scott announced today that Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) will create 5,000 new jobs in Escambia County over then next 12 years. “Today’s announcement that Navy Federal will create 5,000 more jobs for Floridians is a huge win for the Florida families,” Scott said. “Because [...]

Bentina Terry named Pinnacle Award winner

Bentina Terry named Pinnacle Award winner

850 Business Magazine has named Gulf Power VP Bentina Terry one of its 2014 Pinnacle Award winners. She is one of 10 women in our region "who have set high standards for themselves and exceeded them, who are a moving force in private business and non-profit organizations that help the needy in our [...]

Studer Institute offers Strategic Planning Workshop

Studer Institute offers Strategic Planning Workshop

The Studer Institute is sponsoring a strategic planning workshop designed to help small businesses and nonprofits. Partnering with the Studer Institute to sponsor the workshop is Pensacola Young Professionals, Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce [...]

Scott releases his 2020 plan

Scott releases his 2020 plan

Gov. Rick Scott released this morning his 2020 plan ...two years longer than his second term, if he is re-elected. The plan calls for $1 billion in additional tax cuts for cell phones and business rental space, while increasing spending on higher education ($30M), K-2 education ($19.6B), [...]

Weekend Buzz: Souls to Polls flops, SG arrives downtown, homeless consultant busy

Weekend Buzz: Souls to Polls flops, SG arrives downtown, homeless consultant busy

Yesterday, few people, other than the candidates and their supporters, showed up downtown to vote early. In 2008, bus loads of voters, primarily African-American, showed to vote at the Supervisor of Elections' office on the Sunday the week before the election. Rev. Lutimothy May, pastor of [...]

Maygarden chosen to head Chamber Foundation

Maygarden chosen to head Chamber Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Greater Pensacola Chamber announced this week that current President & CEO Jerry Maygarden has been chosen to help grow and oversee the operations of its 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm - the Pensacola Chamber Foundation. Maygarden, who has managed the day-to-day functions [...]

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