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Well, well, Olive Garden is not laying off workers because Obama won. LOL

In October, Fox News reported that a second Obama term would guarantee the president’s health care law will be fully implemented. It said Darden Restaurants, which owns Red Lobster, Olive Garde and LongHorn Steakhouse, would have to layoff workers or shift to more part-time employees to avoid the [...]

Santa Rosa Beach lands new employer

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS -- MarJam Supply Company – a seller and distributor of building materials in 12 states to East Coast customers – will expand its Florida operations with a new site in Santa Rosa Beach. The expansion will bring about 12 jobs with annual wages averaging more $41,143, which [...]

Studers Announce National Development Team for Maritime Park Office Project

Press Release: Blue Wahoos owners Quint and Rishy Studer today announced the development team for their estimated $12 million office building to be built at the Maritime Park. The team is made up of real estate and community development experts from Pensacola and beyond, all boasting national [...]

Enterprise Florida announces $1.5 million in Defense Infrastructure Grants

Press Release: The state of Florida has awarded $1,581,245 in Defense Infrastructure Grants for fiscal year 2012-13 (July 1 – June 30) to local community organizations that support Florida military installations. The grants work to protect a $60 billion economic impact and more than 686,000 [...]

Airport Director Crawford exits for Charlottesville

Press Release: Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced today that Melinda Crawford, Director of the City-owned Pensacola International Airport, will leave to take a position as the Executive Director of Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Melinda has been a [...]

Sacred Heart selects Carol Carlan to head foundation

Press Release: Carol Carlan, a successful Pensacola business executive and long-time community leader, has been selected as the next president of the Sacred Heart Foundation. Starting December 29, Carol will succeed Dr. Henry Roberts who is retiring as the foundation’s president after [...]

Number of homeless children continues to grow in Escambia, Santa Rosa and statewide

The Florida Department has released its annual report on the number of homeless children in our public school systems. The state of Florida had its largest jump in homeless children in the six years that state has tracked homelessness -- 30 percent from 49,112 kids for 2009-2010 to 63,685 for [...]

Fresh Market set to open Dec. 12

Fresh Market set to open Dec. 12

Press Release: The Fresh Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM) will expand its presence next month with a new store in Pensacola, marking the company’s 31st store in the state of Florida. [...]

Critics question the wisdom in constantly rebuilding coastal communities

The New York Times has an article today on the tens of billions of tax dollars that have been spent on subsidizing coastal reconstruction in the aftermath of storms. New York, New Jersey and other states hit hard by Hurricane Sandy may require $30 billion in federal funds to rebuild. I think we can [...]

Giraud appointed to judgeship in Santa Rosa County Court

Press Release: Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jose “Tony” A. Giraud, of Pensacola, to the Santa Rosa County Court. Giraud, 46, has served as an Assistant State Attorney in Pensacola since 1998. Previously, he served in the U.S. Army from 1986 - 1990. He received [...]

Another rig in the Gulf explodes

Media is reporting Two people were killed, another two were reported missing and at least four were airlifted in critical condition after a fire and explosion at a shallow water platform in the Gulf of Mexico about 20 miles south of Grand Isle this morning. Read more.

Lunch suggestion: Carmen’s Lunch Bar

Lunch suggestion: Carmen’s Lunch Bar

By Shelby Smithey... The saying “the best gifts come in the smallest packages” rings true for downtown Pensacola’s newest restaurant Carmen’s Lunch Bar, winner of the Pensacola Business Challenge. Nestled into a small space next to the Bodacious Olive, Carmen’s is small in size but [...]

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