Press Release: Yesterday, the Hertz Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark P. Frissora, Governor Rick Scott and Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope were joined by a host of community leaders to announce that the Hertz Corporation will move its headquarters to Estero in Lee County, [...]
The Tennessean, Nashville's daily newspaper, has announced that Nashville International Airport will begin offering in November two daily nonstop Southwest flights to Pensacola. Read more.
I wrote last month about the lack of a set process for the CMPA/City Council/Mayor to lease the parcels at Maritime Park. During the debate over the YMCA leasing parcel 8, the mayor announced that he had hired CBRE to help the city develop a plan for the park leases and other city [...]
Press Release: Governor Rick Scott today announced that 32,400 private-sector jobs were created in Florida last month and the state’s March 2013 unemployment rate decreased 0.3 percentage points to 7.5 percent. This is Florida’s lowest unemployment rate since October 2008 and the second largest [...]
Here is the video from yesterday's CMPA board meeting. Board member Fred Gunther at the 36:00 minute mark presents his proposal for parcel 1. He clearly and unequivocally says "my client" repeatedly and indicates that he helped craft the offer. There is no grey area here. He is acting as the [...]
WHAT: Ice Flyers Championship Celebration – Hosted by SMG WHEN: 5:30 – Monday, April 15, 2013 WHERE: Pensacola Bay Center DETAILS: Celebration to congratulate Pensacola Ice Flyers for bringing home their first ever President's Cup. Come early at 5:30pm for your chance to take pictures with [...]
I'm hearing the Blue Angels 2013 season will be cancelled. Admiral Bob Kelly (ret.) had mentioned the possibility at the last Chamber board meeting. And now it looks like the Navy will be making a formal announcement today or tomorrow.
Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released the new results from the second annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Survey. The 2013 study draws upon data from over 7,000 small business owners nationwide and shows that Florida slipped slightly, dropping from a [...]
Press Release: The Greater Pensacola Chamber announced today that it is another step closer to achieving its goal of bringing 3,000 new jobs to the region over the next couple of years - an initiative conceived and funded by community partners in the two-county area, dubbed Vision 2015. Navy [...]
Press Release: Pensacola jeweler, Susan Campbell, bedecks world famous models in yearly swimsuit tour de force. Campbells's rectangle ID charm in 14K yellow gold on an 18" gold chain is pictured on super model Kate Bock in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The rectangle ID charm [...]
The former chief financial officer of the Greater Pensacola Chamber has filed a defamation lawsuit against the chamber CEO Jim Hizer, individually and as CEO, and the entire organization, asking for $3,262,108.80 in damages. Brian McBroom asserts that he was the victim of defamatory attacks [...]
Press Release: Carl Bernstein shared a Pulitzer Prize with Bob Woodward for his coverage of Watergate for The Washington Post. His most recent book is the acclaimed biography, A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. He is the author, with Woodward, of All the President’s Men and [...]