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Lewis Bear appointed to Enterprise Florida Board

Lewis Bear appointed to Enterprise Florida Board

Press Release: Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) has announced the appointments of Senator Nancy C. Detert (R-Venice) and Lewis Bear Jr. to the Enterprise Florida Inc. Board of Directors. Detert, 68, is currently the owner of Primary Creative Solutions, Inc. She currently serves as [...]

Old University Mall site lands Burlington, Toys R Us. Opens Fall 2013

Old University Mall site lands Burlington, Toys R Us. Opens Fall 2013

Press Release: Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), the world’s leading retail real estate company, announced a host of new tenants today for the redeveloped University Town Plaza at the intersection of Davis Highway and Creighton Road in Pensacola. University Town Plaza, to be completed in [...]

Lowes is hiring. Apply online. Interviews Jan 17 PSC

Lowes is hiring. Apply online. Interviews Jan 17 PSC

Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores are hiring. Job interviews are Thursday, Jan. 17 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Pensacola State College –Main Campus Amos Performance Studio, Bldg. # 23. The company is seeking qualified applicants to fill over 100 seasonal openings for five of their area [...]

Pensacola International Airport: Traffic up slightly for December

Pensacola International Airport: Traffic up slightly for December

From the airport newsletter: In December, Pensacola International Airport regained 1 percent more seat capacity over December 2011. Total enplanements for December 2012 were up approximately 2 percent over December 2011 and total passengers for the month of December 2012 reported 114,931, an [...]

AT&T gives $50K to UWF BEST Robotics Hub

AT&T gives $50K to UWF BEST Robotics Hub

Press Release: Continuing its dedication to the University of West Florida and BEST Robotics, AT&T presented a $50,000 contribution to support the Emerald Coast BEST Robotics hub at the University of West Florida today at the School of Science and Engineering. The program hosts an annual robotics [...]

Escambia tourism up 12 percent

Escambia tourism up 12 percent

Press Release: Tourism in Escambia County is presently setting all-time lodging revenue records for FY 2012-2013 to date, with lodging revenues generated in October and November 2012 totaling $24.1 million, a 12 percent increase over revenues collected in the same period in 2011. In FY [...]

Hobby Lobby employee touts generous pay and benefits

Hobby Lobby employee touts generous pay and benefits

The Daily Beast reported last Friday that national retailer Hobby Lobby became the largest corporation to defy new Affordable Care Act regulations, after the Oklahoma-based chain announced that it would refuse to comply with requirements to provide employees with insurance coverage for emergency [...]

Alfresco food court to open first food trailer in February

Alfresco food court to open first food trailer in February

Alfresco’s, the food court on the corner of Palafox and Main streets, is close to opening, at least partially. Two Airstream trailers are being placed on the property. Z Taco, with a Fresh Mex menu, is set to open late February. Gouda Stuff, with gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, will open [...]

R.I.P. Distinctive Kitchens

R.I.P. Distinctive Kitchens

A downtown retail mainstay since 2004, Distinctive Kitchens has closed. The doors have been locked for weeks. A "Closed for Inventory" sign has been on the front door throughout the holiday shopping season. Owner Robin Martin gambled on downtown Pensacola taking his business Pensacola Appliance, [...]

Now the bad news about fiscal check. Your paycheck will be hit

Now the bad news about fiscal check. Your paycheck will be hit

The Payroll Tax Cut, which reduced your share of payroll taxes by 2 percent and increased your net pay, expired on Dec. 31, 2012 and was not renewed by Congress. I'm told that there are bills currently being considered in Congress that may change this but until the lawmakers act to further [...]

More good news on fiscal cliff deal: Floridians can still deduct sales taxes

More good news on fiscal cliff deal: Floridians can still deduct sales taxes

The Florida state sales tax deduction has been extended for two year, as part of the fiscal cliff deal between Congress and the White House. Had it not been extended, then we would not have been allowed to claim the deduction on our 2012 federal tax return. It would have also put Florida at a [...]

Good news on fiscal cliff deal: GE keeps wind tax credit

Good news on fiscal cliff deal: GE keeps wind tax credit

A one-year extension of the tax credit for the wind industry was included in the fiscal cliff deal that Congress passed yesterday. The tax credit, which was critical to GE Energy staying open in Pensacola, is worth 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour of energy produced by new wind installations for their [...]

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