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Revolutionary technology detects precise path, power and location of a storm … in real time

Revolutionary technology  detects precise path, power and location of a storm … in real time

Locally-based company introduces next-gen weather-reporting system that can monitor any home or property in the world, right down to its exact address, with 95% accuracy. Press release: The National Storm Center (NSC) unveiled for the first time yesterday its revolutionary technology that [...]

County employees learn how to achieve excellent customer service

County employees learn how to achieve excellent customer service

Thirty Escambia County employees are among 235 people attending the Studer Community Institute's "Achieving Excellent Customer Service: Winning Customers and Keeping them Happy" workshop today. On the SCI website, the institute says that satisfying customers is not enough to earn their loyalty. [...]

ITEN Wired Summit announces 2015 speakers

ITEN Wired Summit announces 2015 speakers

ITEN Wired has announced its roster of speakers for the 2015 ITEN Wired Summit, to be held Oct. 22 and 23 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. The summit kicks off Oct. 22 with an evening reception and CIO Panel. It continues Oct. 23 with a day of learning, networking and sharing knowledge [...]

Miami developer drops out again, CBRE offers to negotiate with Studers the day the deal fell apart

Miami developer drops out again, CBRE offers to negotiate with Studers the day the deal fell apart

On July 23, CBRE sent former Chief Operations Officer Tamara Fountain an update of its efforts on marketing the Community Maritime Park. The Miami developer, MCM-BAP, was to send a revised proposal for its hotel and residential projects at the park by July 9. CBRE notified Fountain it had not [...]

UWF Football to impact Downtown, Beach Tourism

UWF Football to impact Downtown, Beach Tourism

By Duwayne Escobedo Picture full hotels on the beach. A bustling downtown. Packed restaurants. And, oh yeah, the University of West Florida Division II football team drawing record crowds in 2016 to the waterfront stadium on Pensacola Bay. Football coaches, sports administrators and the [...]

Montgomery mayor welcomes Sky Warrior project

Montgomery mayor welcomes Sky Warrior project

WSFA reports that Montgomery, Ala. Mayor Todd Strange is excited about his city being considered for Sky Warrior's Initial Flight Screening Program, which could include a possible hotel or dorm to house up to 2,000 airmen. "It's a project that we've been aware of. We've made it known that we'd [...]

Tallahassee chamber cancels Walton conference over Confederate flag

Tallahassee chamber cancels Walton conference over Confederate flag

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday said it will not hold a long-scheduled conference in Walton County next year due to "the county's failure to remove a Confederate flag from its courthouse," according to a press release. The move follows a July 28 vote of the Walton [...]

Paper trail on Food Truck debate

Paper trail on Food Truck debate

Most issues at city hall are tied to communications problems. The recommendation that City Council approved, per video from the meeting, on March 26 was: "The City Council refer the issue of regulation and permitting of mobile vending providers (food trucks) to the Planning Board for [...]

Food truck triangle: Council-Planning Board-7th Floor

Food truck triangle: Council-Planning Board-7th Floor

source: guactruck.com The daily newspaper reported this weekend on the difficulties the city of Pensacola has had getting an ordinance drafted regulating food trucks - Food trucks could face delay. Two years ago, Inweekly brought of the idea of food trucks. For the next six to eight months, the [...]

Tallahassee insiders seek pot license

Tallahassee insiders seek pot license

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Influential Tallahassee insiders --- and a former lawmaker who is the grandson of one of Florida's most-renowned citrus barons --- have banded together with the owner of an abortion clinic to get in on the ground floor of the state's burgeoning [...]

Forbes: Florida has six of top 10 metro areas for job growth

Forbes: Florida has six of top 10 metro areas for job growth

Gov. Rick Scott is proud of the state's showing in Forbes list of "Best Cities for Job Growth." Naples tops the list at number one with Cape Coral, Orlando, Ocala, Port St. Lucie, and North Port ranking in the top 10. Scott said in a press release, “Forbes has picked Florida as the best [...]

Miller and Ingram to speak at Florida Chamber Foundation summit on military

Miller and Ingram to speak at Florida Chamber Foundation summit on military

Florida Chamber Foundation to host Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit The 2015 Florida Chamber Foundation’s Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit will gather leaders from Florida’s military and defense industry, economic development experts, policymakers and the [...]

Gambling regulators make concessions

Gambling regulators make concessions

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gambling regulators have backed down on a number of proposed changes to the state's pari-mutuel rules after a legislative oversight panel and industry representatives challenged the Department of Business and Professional Regulations' authority to issue [...]

Mid-Bay Bridge Authority releases new toll options for the Mid-Bay Bridge and Spence Parkway

Mid-Bay Bridge Authority releases new toll options for the Mid-Bay Bridge and Spence Parkway

Press realize: In the first of two information sessions scheduled for this week, the executive director of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority briefed the public on options for its new toll rates, scheduled to take effect in October 2015. The Authority was required to raise toll rates based on the [...]

State, Seminole Tribe at odds on poker

State, Seminole Tribe at odds on poker

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Seminole Tribe of Florida is refusing to fold on its push to continue hosting blackjack and baccarat at most of its casinos, but Gov. Rick Scott's administration is trying to shut down the lucrative "banked" card games. Letters swapped Monday [...]

Status of Maritime Park, Post-Studers

Status of Maritime Park, Post-Studers

What's next for the Community Maritime Park? Several questions need to be answered before the city puts the parcels back on the market. 1. Who markets the remaining eight parcels at the park? The CMPA Board says that CBRE is no longer the real estate agent for them. COO Tamara Fountain has told [...]

Studer Leases: Negotiation strategy fails, CMPA chair embarrassed

Studer Leases: Negotiation strategy fails, CMPA chair embarrassed

Council President Andy Terhaar stopped by the Inweekly offices. He said he saw yesterday's press release by the mayor's office as part of the negotiations. He had hoped that the Studers would have come back with a counter, rejecting some of the 22 demands and accepting others. The council [...]

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