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Fresh Market looking to hire 80 to 90 locals

Fresh Market looking to hire 80 to 90 locals

The Fresh Market, the upscale grocer that is opening soon a store near the corner of Airport Boulevard and Ninth Avenue, will bring approximately 80-90 new jobs to the area, almost all of which will be filled locally. A Career Open House will be held at the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand [...]

New Claims Czar visits Pensacola

By Shelby Smithey... The looming opt-out date for people who have submitted a claim under the class settlement against BP was on the forefront of discussion during a forum today at Pensacola State College with BP claims administrator Patrick Juneau. Already extended once from Oct. 1 to Nov. [...]

Puppy mills and sick puppies

By Shelby Smithey... A recent study by the Humane Society of the United States points to Florida as the highest ranking state for complaints about purchases of puppies that are in poor health. The study analyzed nearly 2,500 complaints received between 2007 and 2011 from consumers who [...]

CNG Fueling Station Opens

A compressed natural gas fueling station is now open on Pine Forest Road. The station is due to a partnership between the city of Pensacola, Pensacola Energy and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA). “This station marks a new day for the city of Pensacola, Pensacola Energy and ECUA,” [...]

Local chef makes a big splash in D.C.

Rob Theriot, formerly of Laguna's on Pensacola Beach, is the new executive chef for the Coupe in Washington, D.C. and has caught the attention of the Washingtonian. Here is what the restaurant owner had to say about Rob: "We brought him up from Florida. He’s the executive chef for all our [...]

Ward named interim DIB head

Sandra Ward Selected as Interim Executive Director of the Downtown Improvement Board Pensacola, FL – September 26, 2012 - The Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) has engaged the services of Sandra Ward to fill the position of Interim Executive Director. “It’s an exciting time [...]

Buzz: Cumulus Pensacola has new head

Buzz: Cumulus Pensacola has new head

AllAccess.com reports that Cumulus Pensacola has a new general manager-Kevin Peterson. Culumlus includes News-Talk WCOA AM & FM, AC WMEZ, Country WXBM and Urban AC WRRX.

DIB Kim Kimbrough welcomed in Independence, MO

Kim Kimbrough, the former executive director of the Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board, was introduced yesterday in Independence, MO as the new president and CEO of the Independence Chamber of Commerce. He starts the new job Oct. 8, according to the news story. Read the article.

Sidewalk Rules: DIB’s Version Recommended

Taking a look at proposed regulations governing outdoor cafes, the Pensacola Planning Board decided yesterday to embrace changes suggested by the Downtown Improvement Board. Most notably, the planning board rejected a suggestion by city staff to ban live and recorded amplified music in the sidewalk [...]

Starting Down the RESTORE Road

The Escambia County Commission started down a long road this morning. It is a road potentially paved with many millions in treasure. When the federal government arrives at a dollar amount for Clean Water Act fines levied against BP, the RESTORE Act has guaranteed a good chunk of that money will [...]

DIB Looks at LTU, Kimbrough Bids Adieu

The Downtown Improvement Board this morning signed off on its Business and Development Committee’s revisions to the city’s proposed License to Use regulations. The new LTU rules will govern business’s use of the city’s right of way, such as for cafe seating on downtown sidewalks. “The [...]

Zimmerman’s Tough Sell

Zimmerman’s Tough Sell

During their presentation to the Pensacola City Council last night, representatives from the Zimmerman Agency distributed copies of a recent issue of the Gulf Coast Business Review featuring a large picture of Mayor Ashton Hayward and a write-up on the city. The article, entitled ‘Punchline No [...]

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