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Gulf Coast Aerospace Coalition Launches Marketing Efforts in Hamburg

Press Release: With the closest proximity to the Airbus assembly line under construction in Mobile, Ala., five counties in Northwest Florida have formed the Gulf Coast Aerospace Coalition, which is aimed at attracting European-based aerospace supplier companies to Northwest Florida. The Coalition [...]

Chamber shake-up continues

Chamber shake-up continues

The report I have received from those attending today's special executive committee meeting of The Greater Pensacola Chamber is that board has lost eight board members over the past month. Hoteliers will gain governance of the bed taxes, ending an agreement that the chamber has had with the [...]

Hutchinson’s resignation email

The Independent News obtained a copy of John Hutchinson's resignation email: -----Original Message----- From: Hutchinson, John L. Sent: Friday, August 30, 2013 8:15 AM To: Sandy Sansing Cc: Jerry Maygarden Subject: FW: Board Dear Sandy I must resign from the Greater Pensacola [...]

Hutchinson will not be new chamber board chairman

The Independent News has learned that John Hutchinson, Gulf Power's Director of Public Affairs and Economic Development, has resigned from the board of directors of the Greater Pensacola Chamber and will not be its incoming chairman for 2013-14. Gary Huston, attorney with Clark, Partington, will be [...]

No fraud at BP claim center in Mobile, Ala.

BP charged last month that it had evidence of fraud at the claims office in Mobile, Ala. David Welker, a former FBI supervisor hired by claims administrator Patrick Junea, said in a letter last week that his investigation found no evidence of fraud in any of the claims handled by the employee, who [...]

Context Florida launches today

Context Florida launches today

Peter Schorsch has launched a new political viewpoint website, Context Florida, which pulls together some on the brightest minds and writers from across the state...and me. The site replaces Florida Voices that ended last May. Here is Peter's first column on Context Florida: As more than [...]

Gambling hearing coming to Pensacola

Gambling hearing coming to Pensacola

Do you want casino gambling in Florida? Pensacola residents will get to voice their opinions in November. The Pensacola hearing is one of four across the state as state lawmakers look at creating comprehensive legislation on gambling - including casinos, dog tracks and poker rooms - that will be [...]

Buzz: PNJ Executive Editor will announce retirement today

Executive Editor Dick Schneider will be announcing his retirement today, leaving the two top editorial spots open for Pensacola's daily newspaper. There is a rumor circulating that he has already sold his home here and will be moving back to Tennessee.

Buzz: The Ax Man Cometh, Layoffs at PNJ

Buzz: The Ax Man Cometh, Layoffs at PNJ

Gannett has mandated layoffs across its newspaper empire. Pensacola News Journal employees aren't escaping the ax. Managing Editor Ginny Graybiel and Columnist Shannon Nickinson were notified yesterday their services will no longer be needed. Over the next few days, we may get a more complete [...]

Sansing gives details on IPC meeting with Hizer and the role of PNJ in it

Sansing gives details on IPC meeting with Hizer and the role of PNJ in it

The daily newspaper has hammered away at the Greater Pensacola Chamber and its chairman Sandy Sansing for telling its former CEO, Jim Hizer, that his employment contract would not be renewed at an evening meeting at the Irish Politicians Club inside McGuire's Irish Pub. What the Pensacola New [...]

Downtown tech park, not longer tech

Mayor Ashton Hayward is asking the Pensacola City Council to amended the PEDC Interlocal agreement that will allow the PEDC to market the property between Aragon and the Pensacola Bay Center to any business, not just technology companies. Originally the site was to be the home of Appriver and [...]

Chef Emeril Lagasse showcases The Fish House, Joe Patti Seafood and McGuire’s tomorrow (Watch preview)

Chef Emeril Lagasse showcases The Fish House, Joe Patti Seafood and McGuire’s tomorrow (Watch preview)

On his television show "Emeril’s Florida," celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse will feature tomorrow restaurants from the Pensacola area. “This unique series, hosted by Chef Emeril, gives viewers the chance to experience some of the best food Florida has to offer,” said Carol Dover, President [...]

UWF hires USM official for first Chief Diversity Officer

This notice was sent to the University of West Florida staff: I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kim LeDuff as the university’s new Chief Diversity Officer. As Associate Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity and International Affairs, Dr. LeDuff will have overarching responsibility [...]

Local Food World stores sold to Greer

The judge in Belle Foods’ bankruptcy case has approved the sale of seven stores to six buyers. According to bankruptcy court filings, Food World stores in Mobile, Ala., and in Pensacola, Fla., will go to Mobile-based Autry Greer & Sons, operator of 30 Greer’s Market and Cash Saver [...]

BP CEO wants to get back to business as usual. Not so fast, Dudley

BP CEO wants to get back to business as usual. Not so fast, Dudley

BP CEO Robert Dudley laments what he sees as public hatred for oil companies in the United States and claims other nations love the oil industry. He said that he expected to have the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the oil spill behind them by now, but blames the British oil giant's troubles on [...]

Chamber surveys market for aviation/aerospace workers

Press Release: In an effort to establish a workforce case for the aviation/aerospace industry, the Greater Pensacola Chamber has launched a campaign to attract, recruit and grow existing companies within the region. Ranking second among states for aviation and aerospace establishments, Florida [...]

Randy Hammer retires

Randy Hammer, former executive editor of the Pensacola News Journal, has announced his retirement as president and publisher of the Asheville Citizen-Times, which is also owned by Gannett. Read more.

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