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Kimbrough resigns from DIB

Franklin D. "Kim" Kimbrough announced his resignation as the executive director of the Downtown Improvement Board. He will be heading a chamber in Missouri. Realtor and former DIB board member Sandra Ward will be the interim. Jeremy Morrison will be posting more later.

Marshalls coming to Cordova Commons, has 90 job openings

From Workforce Escarosa, Marshalls is now seeking to fill over 90 openings for their new store in Cordova Commons, set to open in mid-October. A 3-day hiring event will take place on the Pensacola State College Main Campus starting tomorrow, Sept. 11. Available Positions: Management, [...]

Blue COW

Blue COW

The Pensacola City Council will address one of the city’s so-called ‘blue laws’ today during its Committee of the Whole meeting. Blue laws are typically older regulations that attempt to bar certain activities on Sundays. Planning Administrator Sherry Morris explained to the city council [...]

Sidewalk Rules

During a special meeting this morning, the Downtown Improvement Board’s Business and Development Committee met to discuss the city of Pensacola’s proposed regulations governing the usage of its sidewalks. “You can’t have the wild, wild west out there and have everybody doing what they [...]

Visit Pensacola wins Silver Flager Award

Visit Pensacola wins Silver Flager Award

Visit Pensacola, the tourism arm of the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, was presented with a Silver Flagler Award Wednesday at the 45th Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism, hosted by Visit Florida in Orlando, Fla. Given annually by the Florida Commission on Tourism, in recognition [...]

Best indicator that Issac is coming to Pensacola

Gulf Power has a new president, Stan Connally. Over the past two decades, the omen of pending hurricanes is our electric utility getting a new leader. Travis J. Bowden took in the reins in 1994; Pensacola was hit by two storms in 1995--Erin and Opal. Susan Story became the president in 2003. [...]

Franchise Fees and Medicaid Predictions

The Escambia County Commission is considering raising the caps on electric and natural gas franchise fees by 50 percent. Such an increase would generate between $2.5 and $3 million for the county. “I think the jump is too aggressive,” said Commissioner Grover Robinson, allowing that the caps [...]

IN Game Changer IMS ExpertServices makes new list

PENSACOLA, Fla.- For the sixth year in a row, IMS ExpertServices was named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in America. IMS is ranked number 2,311 on the 2012 list. In 2011, IMS was ranked 3,348- an increase of 1,037 positions. IMS also made a [...]

4th Cent Tally

The Escambia County Commission divvied up more than $1.5 million between area organizations earlier this week. The money stems from the fourth cent of the Tourist Development Tax, or bed tax. The collected tax revenue is meant to be spent on entities that impact tourism. The largest chunk of the [...]

Segments on Opinion WSJ Live

These are the two segments with Mary Kissel on Wall St. Journal (WSJ) TV. It took awhile for me to hit my stride...and yes, my head is huge...but the segments went well. WSJ was pleased and I will do more leading up to the November election. Florida primaries Medicare discussion

Studer Deal Hinges on Parking, CMPA Deficit

Studer Deal Hinges on Parking, CMPA Deficit

With other details hammered out, the lease deal between Quint Studer, the Community Maritime Park Associates and the city of Pensacola apparently hinges on parking and bettering the park’s budgetary numbers. How many spaces will there be, who has the right to use them and when, and how much of a [...]

Pensacola housing market continues to improve

Realtor.com reports today that the July 2012 real estate search results are in and Pensacola, FL was the #112 most searched market in the country this past month. Median list prices for homes in Pensacola, FL hit $184,900 in July 2012, a 5.71% increase from one year ago this month, and -0.05% [...]

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