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Pensacola Speaks podcast: How to start a business

Pensacola Speaks podcast: How to start a business

On Monday, I interviewed Kelly Massey, director of the Florida Small Business Development Center at UWF, on the challenges of starting a business and the center's "How to Start a Business" Boot Camp that starts today. Check out www.sbdc.uwf.edu. Pensacola Speaks airs weekdays from 5-6 p.m. [...]

Two powerful groups want Seminole gaming compact extended.

Two powerful groups want Seminole gaming compact extended.

In a new television ad, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association --- two of the Capitol's most-influential business lobbies --- urge an extension of a state gambling agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The ad comes as a key part of the [...]

Putnam: Citrus industry could collapse in two or three years

Putnam: Citrus industry could collapse in two or three years

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam was in Pensacola last week. He met with Inweekly to discuss the issues facing the state’s agriculture industry. “Well, the citrus industry is a $10 billion economic driver for the state and it is in dire straits,” said Putnam. “The disease [...]

Pen Air Federal Credit Union and UWF Executive Mentor Program to host spring Financial Boot Camp

Pen Air Federal Credit Union and UWF Executive Mentor Program to host spring Financial Boot Camp

Pen Air Federal Credit Union and the University of West Florida Executive Mentor Program will host the spring “Financial Boot Camp” on Friday, March 20 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the College of Business Education Center, Building 76A, Room 102. The Boot Camp hosts financial professionals as [...]

Drink like a cop on Monday

Drink like a cop on Monday

Pensacola-area Dunkin’ Donuts locations are offering free iced coffee on Monday, March 9. Why? "In honor of Spring and to celebrate the warmer weather, Pensacola-area Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants are helping guests spring forward with a 'Free Iced Coffee Day'.” On March 9, [...]

Lion fish threat to fishing industry getting attention

Lion fish threat to fishing industry getting attention

Yesterday I interviewed Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. We did discuss growing problem of lion fish invading Florida waters "Lion fish virtually endemic in the Keys now and they're moving up (the state)," said Putnam. "They're up in the Panhandle now, but we're seeing them more [...]

Ohio sues BP for $33.3 million

Ohio sues BP for $33.3 million

Ohio State Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board file a lawsuit on March 2 against BP - claiming the oil giant "double dipped" when it replaced the underground fuel tanks at its service stations around the state. BP allegedly [...]

Aero Sekur expanding to Pensacola, bringing more jobs to area

Aero Sekur expanding to Pensacola, bringing more jobs to area

Aero Sekur, specialist in helicopter lift-raft and flotation systems, announces a relocation and expansion of its US subsidiary from Parsippany, New Jersey to larger premises in Pensacola, Florida. The announcement will be publicized during the 2015 Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida, March 2 to [...]

DIB March meeting schedule

DIB March meeting schedule

Downtown Improvement Board Regular Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Parking & Traffic Committee Regular Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 4:30 [...]

West Florida Hospital named to Top 100 Hospitals list

West Florida Hospital named to Top 100 Hospitals list

Modern Healthcare released a list of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals, and West Florida Hospital made that list in the large community hospital section. The recognition is based on independent and objective research that guides hospital and health system performance. The annual Truven Health [...]

Civil Rights Group calls on advertisers to abandon Bill O’Reilly

Civil Rights Group calls on advertisers to abandon Bill O’Reilly

ColorOfChange.org is calling on advertisers to pull their ads from The O'Reilly Factor after news this week that O'Reilly fabricated a story about being attacked by protestors while covering the 1992 Los Angeles riots. ColorOfChange.org announced that it will be contacting O'Reilly's advertisers [...]

Economic Impact of Gulf Coast Diplomacy Council

Economic Impact of Gulf Coast Diplomacy Council

Six members of the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council recently returned from Washington, D.C., where they attended a meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of State focusing on citizen diplomacy. Executive Director Jena Melancon co-chaired the event which had over 800 attendees and featured [...]

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