Florida given 2016 Silver Shovel awards

June 28, 2016

Area Development, the leading publication focused on site selection and facility planning, has given Florida a 2016 Silver Shovel Award in recognition of projects undertaken in 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that Florida has…


Fourth of July spending expected to be up

June 27, 2016

The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) says that per person spending will be up slightly over last year’s high, with more people expected to celebrate the holiday leading to higher total spending. Consumers will spend an average…


Gas prices dropping

June 27, 2016

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.28/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 249 gas outlets in Pensacola. This compares with the national average…


Chamber surveys candidates [podcast]

June 24, 2016

The Greater Pensacola Chamber will send an online survey to local candidates running for Pensacola City Council and Escambia County Board of County Commissioners. Survey questions will focus on issues that impact the local business community.…


Mayor nominates Flynn for Pensacola airport director

June 20, 2016

Pensacola Council President Charles Bare has called a special meeting for 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 27 for the City Council to approve Mayor Hayward’s appointment of Dan Flynn as the airport director. Flynn has served as…

Business Politics

Orlando shooting leads to more gun sales

June 17, 2016

Gun sales have dramatically increased in Florida in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead and dozens wounded. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement ran 9,854 background checks…


Pensacola 2017 LeaP class announced

June 15, 2016

The Pensacola Chamber Foundation announced today the Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2017. Participants were carefully selected for their professional achievements, commitment to the Northwest Florida community and leadership skills and potential. Founded in the fall…

Business Education

Diversity: A Key to Battling Cyber Terrorists

June 13, 2016

Dr. Phyllis Schneck, the Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, last week visited Pensacola to see how leaders are positioning Northwest Florida to be critical player in the…


Podcast: Ingram on the future of Triumph Gulf Coast

June 9, 2016

On Tuesday, Greater Pensacola Chamber CEO and State Rep. Clay Ingram discussed on News Talk 1370 WCOA’s “Pensacola Speaks” the Greater Pensacola Chamber’s efforts to fight workers’ comp rate hike and the future of Triumph Gulf…