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Emeril’s Florida to include McGuire’s, The Fish House and Joe Patti’s

Press Release: The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to present this week’s Emeril’s Florida. On Sunday’s show, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse will feature restaurants in Pensacola. “This unique series, hosted by Chef Emeril, gives viewers the chance to [...]

State Attorney agrees to not prosecute Vision Airlines

When the Vision Airlines pulled out of the Okaloosa County airport leaving behind more than $100,000 in Passenger Facility Charges, the state attorney filed charges for First Degree Grand Theft. Today State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that he has entered a Nolle Prosequi (not prosecute) in the [...]

City Council has power to decide Y lease

The City's bond attorneys have finally issued an opinion on whether it's the city council or the CMPA that makes the decision about the proposed lease for YMCA at the Community Maritime Park. The CMPA is an agent of the city when it comes to leasing the private parcels at the park, but it can [...]

Hizer’s message to Chamber membership

Good Morning, Before we tell you about the great events lined up for this week, I would like to take a moment to address some of last week's news coverage regarding questions our auditors raised during our regular annual audit that we brought to the attention of our full Board of Directors on [...]

Another Hayward staged showdown on YMCA and CMP

Another Hayward staged showdown on YMCA and CMP

The stage is set for another melodramatic showdown. This one is on whether the YMCA will be allowed to lease a parcel at the Community Maritime Park for its new $10-million downtown facility. Alas, as of this writing, no one is sure where Mayor Hayward stands on the lease or even if the [...]

Pensacola Chamber Board vows to restore trust

Chamber chairman Sandy Sansing asked his board to vote for its auditor Saltmarsh, Cleavland & Gund to expand its current audit of chamber finances to include tracking down all the BP AMEX gift cards used by the organization for tourism since 2010. The motion passed unanimously. Board treasurer [...]

NAIOP NW FL Announces the Development of the Year Award Winners

Press Release: Pensacola Country Club was the scene for the 10th Annual Meeting and Development of the Year Awards Program hosted by the Commercial Real Estate Developers Association, NAIOP Northwest Florida. Bo Johnson, former Speaker of the House for the State of Florida and 2012 NAIOP NW FL [...]

Annual Chamber Survey Shows Increased Satisfaction Rates

Press Release: The Greater Pensacola Chamber, a business association devoted to promoting and improving the Pensacola Region through economic improvement, community involvement and workforce development, announced the results of its annual membership survey on Tuesday. The survey results reflects [...]

ATU 1395 video to City Council

The city council will discuss the new gas tax today:

More on City losses at Port of Pensacola

More on City losses at Port of Pensacola

The daily newspaper followed up on my blog post regarding Northwest Florida Cold Storage and reported that the company is no longer in operation. Derek Cosson, the city's public information officer, said that city has had a letter from the company since November 2012 asking to be released from [...]

Buzz: Northwest Florida Cold Storage shut down

Buzz: Northwest Florida Cold Storage shut down

Sources close to the Port of Pensacola have told the Independent News that Northwest Florida Cold Storage has shut down. We requested yesterday the port's aged accounts receivable as of Feb. 15 and have yet to receive it. On Jan. 15, the company owed the city $217,637.06. In 2008 the Crisp and [...]

Scott gives area $665,000 for Defense Grants

The Greater Pensacola Chamber is getting $250,000 to establish a center of excellence for information dominance to stimulate science and technology research. The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze: $225,000 to provide support for wounded special operations warriors in order to return them to [...]

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