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Publix picketers advocate for Florida farmworkers

Publix picketers advocate for Florida farmworkers

By Shelby Smithey A documentary called Food Chains is shedding new light on the state’s largest supermarket chain and what part it plays in the poverty and exploitation of tomato pickers in Immokalee, Fla. The film, which was shown locally at Carmike Cinemas Dec. 4, focuses around the [...]

Stirling Properties expands into Pensacola

Stirling Properties expands into Pensacola

Covington-based Stirling Properties has opened an office in Pensacola, the company’s first Florida location. The privately held company was founded in 1975 and has 10 locations. Stirling is manages and leases SunTrust Tower, a nine-story, 95,000-square-foot office building in downtown [...]

Ingram chosen to chair House Transportation Subcommittee

Ingram chosen to chair  House Transportation Subcommittee

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island) today announced his choice of Representative Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola) to serve as Chairman of the House Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee for the 2014-2016 Legislative Term. “Representative Ingram has [...]

Area adds 2,700 jobs in October

Area adds 2,700 jobs in October

Pensacola area adds jobs in October Leisure, hospitality leads industry sectors in growth By RICK HARPER, Ph.D. rharper@uwf.edu The metro area jobs report for October was released on Nov. 21 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and Pensacola registered 163,600 jobs, seasonally [...]

Viewpoint: Income Distribution

Viewpoint: Income Distribution

By Dr. Rick Harper Executive Director, Office of Economic Development & Engagement University of West Florida Increased global trade and improvements in technology contribute strongly to greater household incomes around the world. But the improvements aren’t uniform either across nations or [...]

Community Traffic Safety Team meets Thursday

Community Traffic Safety Team meets Thursday

The Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 10 a.m. in the conference room of West Florida Regional Planning Council, 4081 East Olive Road, Suite A in Pensacola. Citizens interested in helping improve roadway safety are [...]

DIB meetings for November

DIB meetings for November

Downtown Improvement Board Regular Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4 p.m. Palafox Market Vendor Committee Regular Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Downtown Advisory [...]

SoGo Saturday tomorrow

SoGo Saturday tomorrow

SOGO District of downtown Pensacola is holding tomorrow its second SOGO Saturday. Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, November 15, shop, listen, dine and enjoy Palafox Street south of Government Street, which will be closed off for your entertainment. The newly established lunchtime trolley, The [...]

ECAT introduces system upgrades

ECAT introduces system upgrades

Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) recently introduced several system updates to improve experiences for current and future riders. The three LED kiosks have been installed at the Rosa Parks Terminal to provide an eye-catching and dynamic way for ECAT to disseminate information to riders and [...]

Nearly two-thirds of African-Amercian households in Escambia County struggle financially

Nearly two-thirds of African-Amercian households in Escambia County struggle financially

Last week United Way of Florida released its ALICE report - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - which showed that almost 41 percent of Escambia households and 64 percent of the county's African-American households are struggling financially. According to Theodore Granger, president of [...]

Vooddo BBQ & Grill opens near UWF

Vooddo BBQ & Grill opens near UWF

The New Orleans-style BBQ restaurant, VooDoo BBQ & Grill, opens in Pensacola today in University Town Center at the corner of Nine Mile Road and University Parkway. The restaurant design features an open kitchen layout where the food is "on stage" and prepared for each guest. The menu highlights [...]

IRIS wins Innovation Award competition

IRIS wins Innovation Award competition

IRIS: Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems won first place and a $100,000 cash prize at the Innovation Awards competition on Friday. Innovation Coast, Space Florida and the Florida SBDC Network selected ten presenting finalists from a wide range of startups that pitched their business plans during [...]

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