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Levin & Rinke Resort Realty affiliates with U.S. Military on the Move

Press Release: Levin & Rinke Resort Realty is proud to announce its affiliation with U.S. MILITARY ON THE MOVE™. U.S. Military on the Move is a real estate rebate and referral/relocation program developed by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to allow qualifying active duty, retired [...]

Pensacola Airport Bonds crashing? Outlook negative (update)

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has revised the outlook on Pensacola International Airport revenue bonds to negative from stable. S&P said the outlook revision "reflects our assessment of below-average liquidity and debt service coverage, a high debt burden, and fluctuating enplanement [...]

Let the CMPA decide on the minimum conditions to lease any parcel

Let the CMPA decide on the minimum conditions to lease any parcel

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board needs to draft a model lease for all parcels at the Maritime Park to level the playing field and avoid future melodrama. Every potential developer at the park needs to be treated the same, live up to the same minimum requirements. No one should ever [...]

Delay in March 21 issue hitting the news stands

Delay in March 21 issue hitting the news stands

The temporary closure of the Brooks Bridge in Okaloosa County yesterday has delayed the delivery of our newspapers. We hope to have all the issues out by tonight.

Mayor sandbagged Wahoos on Oliver Report

Mayor sandbagged Wahoos on Oliver Report

Weeks ago, I wrote about how Nate Monroe "happened" to get an advance copy of consultant Randy Oliver's report on the Community Maritime Park before CMPA chairman Collier Merrill and his board, Pensacola City Council and the Blue Wahoos had an opportunity to review it. Those close to the mayor [...]

Chamber Board Chairman gives update on gift card audit

From Sandy Sansing, chairmen of the Greater Pensacola Chamber, to the board and Vision 2015 partners: Dear Colleagues, I know there is a lot of conversation in the community about the ongoing audit concerning the BP gift cards. I want you to know that your Greater Pensacola Chamber executive [...]

AMEX cards may not have been handed out as told

AMEX cards may not have been handed out as told

Chamber CEO Jim Hizer told his board last week that the process for handing out the AMEX gift cards was the visitor presented a hotel receipt and his driver’s license. Those were photocopied along with the jacket for the gift card, which displayed the amount of the card. Those copies were then [...]

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 [...]

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