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Visit Pensacola picks its initial board of directors

Visit Pensacola picks its initial board of directors

We don't how they were chosen. We don't who chose them. However, we now know who they are. Brendan Kelly, UWF Interim Dean for University Advancement Collier Merrill, Great Southern Restaurant Group Ray Palmer, Pensacola Sport Association Executive Director Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen, president [...]

PNJ cans Gulf Breeze Pelican

PNJ cans Gulf Breeze Pelican

The Gulf Breeze Pelican is no longer in print. The paper, owned by the Gannett/PNJ, was published as competitor for the south Santa Rosa County market. In the 1990s at the height of the UFO craze, Gannett bought the Gulf Breeze Sentinel, which had been privately owned and in print since the [...]

Economic Report: State rate of job creation is not enough, wages have fallen further behind and Pensacola has a lot of foreclosures

Economic Report: State rate of job creation is not enough, wages have fallen further behind and Pensacola has a lot of foreclosures

The Florida Legislature Office of Economic and Demographic Research issued on Nov. 14 its report on the state’s economy—“Florida: An Economic Overview” Here are a few points that jumped out to me: 1. Florida’s job market will take a long time to recover –about 521,000 jobs have [...]

Visit Pensacola in the Sunshine

Visit Pensacola in the Sunshine

This morning Escambia County citizens will get to hear, for the first time in a public forum, about the latest set of bylaws for Visit Pensacola, Inc. -- the new 501(c)6 organization that wants to control $5-6 million in tax dollars generated by the hotel industry. The discussion will be held [...]

Wahoo Job Fair on Monday, Nov. 18

Wahoo Job Fair on Monday, Nov. 18

For the third year in a row, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos will host two job fairs for people interested in applying for game-day/ part-time customer-service jobs for the 2014 season. On Monday, November 18, the Wahoos will be at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2601 West Strong Street. [...]

Councilman Terhaar plans to propose food truck ordinance tonight

Councilman Terhaar plans to propose food truck ordinance tonight

Councilman Andy Terhaar has a food truck ordinance to pass out to the other council members tonight for their discussion on food trucks. He based it off of the Tallahassee ordinance. In his draft: Food trucks may not be located within 500 feet of a “brick and mortar” restaurant or other [...]

Neighbors protest dollar store coming to Summit Blvd

Neighbors protest dollar store coming to Summit Blvd

We are getting several emails regarding a dollar store (not sure which brand - Dollar General, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree or just Dollar Dollar) being allowed by the city of Pensacola to be built on the corner of Summit Boulevard and Spanish Trail. The city planning board on Monday did approve [...]

Food Trucks are not unique to Pensacola, but need reasonable regulations

Food Trucks are not unique to Pensacola, but need reasonable regulations

Imagine if all the Pensacola movie theaters fought to outlaw DVD rentals, if hospitals wanted a ban on open MRIs outside their facilities or outpatient surgery centers or retailers wanted to block online shopping. Goods and services, in today's world, are delivered to customers in a variety of [...]

City Council Talks Food Trucks

City Council Talks Food Trucks

source: guactruck.com By Jessica Forbes At Thursday’s City Council meeting, a discussion about food trucks and the policies needed to guide their operation will begin, which is a dialogue that downtown restaurateurs are encouraging. Nick Zangari, owner of New York Nick’s, brought the [...]

ECSO hosts minority career fair tomorrow

ECSO hosts minority career fair tomorrow

Key 2 Success along with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, Pensacola, FL will host a Minority Career Fair on Nov. 13, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Applicants will get a chance to interact with the HR Representatives for the Sheriff’s Dept. Some of the positions available are: Dispatcher, Cadets and [...]

Visit Pensacola draft bylaws. Group will be like a mini-chamber

Visit Pensacola draft bylaws. Group will be like a mini-chamber

Last week the Escambia Board of County Commissioners were given the latest draft of the bylaws of Visit Pensacola, Inc. -- corporation proposed by the hotel industry to control the bed tax dollars earmarked for tourism promotion (between $5-$6 million annually). The draft isn't online yet so we [...]

NYT writes airports want local chefs

NYT writes airports want local chefs

These articles aren't hard to find. The New York Times' "In Transit" reports that a number of airports across the country are opening restaurants from high-profile hometown chefs, offering local flavor to fliers. I'm not finding any articles touting Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bagels, etc. at [...]

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