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DIB March meeting schedule

March 2, 2015

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…

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Economic Impact of Gulf Coast Diplomacy Council

February 28, 2015

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…

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Big bucks involved in Net Neutrality issue

February 27, 2015

This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a proposed change to net neutrality rules outlined by commission chairman Tom Wheeler. These new rules reclassify the Internet as a Title II public utility, which would effectively…

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Todd Thomson hired by Chamber for advocacy

February 26, 2015

Clay Ingram is also the president and CEO of the Greater Pensacola Chamber. He announced Wednesday afternoon on Pensacola Speaks that he has hired political strategist Todd Thomson. He said a long-time weakness of the chamber…

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House of Sticks: What else is new

February 25, 2015

By Kent Lyndon Hello, again. I promised I would return, amid the “frosty” conditions of Mother Nature, to give you a few updates about the ongoing derivatives and accompanying LIBOR rate scandals around the country. Allow…

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DIB seeks input on Feb. 26

February 17, 2015

The Downtown Improvement Board and the City of Pensacola are hosting an open meeting to hear the public’s input on the creation and execution of special events Downtown. Join us on the 2nd floor of City…

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Florida TaxWatch supports cutting tax on cell phones and cable

February 17, 2015

In its latest Economic Commentary, the Tallahassee-based think tank Florida TaxWatch argues that cutting the Communications Services Tax will ease the tax burden for Florida families and businesses would also attract business investment, create Florida jobs…

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More job openings at West

February 17, 2015

West is hosting a two-day career fair to hire for 275 Customer Care and Sales positions. The onsite career fair will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, Feb. 18 between 8 a.m. and 5.p.m.…

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Florida sees record number of tourists

February 16, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida attracted a record number of tourists in 2014, inching closer to an annual goal sought by Gov. Rick Scott. An estimated 97.3 million visitors came to Florida…

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Trader Jon column sparks discussion

February 13, 2015

My Outtakes: Bring Back Trader Jon’s has sparked some lively conversations. Though it’s not a flag, the downtown hole-in-the-wall bar is part of our history. The former strip club became a hangout for aviators, attorneys, journalists…