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On WCOA this morning

On WCOA this morning

For the next two days, I will sub for Jim Sanborn on WCOA's morning show. Should be fun.

ECAT launches student wheels pass,

ECAT launches student wheels pass,

Press Release: Students can ride for $25 from Memorial Day till Labor Day. Representatives from Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) are proud to announce the launch of the Student Summer Wheels pass. The program is intended to introduce youth to multiple modes of transportation and provides them [...]

Zac Brown has his own Landshark can

Zac Brown has his own Landshark can

Landshark Lager is giving fans of Zac Brown Band a unique, all-access pass to the band this summer. The Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band will be featured on special, limited-edition 16 oz. Landshark Lager cans. Three can designs will be released throughout the summer, with the first can hitting [...]

Hertz to relocate to Lee County

Press Release: Yesterday, the Hertz Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark P. Frissora, Governor Rick Scott and Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope were joined by a host of community leaders to announce that the Hertz Corporation will move its headquarters to Estero in Lee County, [...]

Pensacola Airport to gain Nashville route

Pensacola Airport to gain Nashville route

The Tennessean, Nashville's daily newspaper, has announced that Nashville International Airport will begin offering in November two daily nonstop Southwest flights to Pensacola. Read more.

CMPA problem is process, not size

CMPA problem is process, not size

I wrote last month about the lack of a set process for the CMPA/City Council/Mayor to lease the parcels at Maritime Park. During the debate over the YMCA leasing parcel 8, the mayor announced that he had hired CBRE to help the city develop a plan for the park leases and other city [...]

Florida Economy continues to create jobs

Press Release: Governor Rick Scott today announced that 32,400 private-sector jobs were created in Florida last month and the state’s March 2013 unemployment rate decreased 0.3 percentage points to 7.5 percent. This is Florida’s lowest unemployment rate since October 2008 and the second largest [...]

Gunther clearly states it’s his client

Here is the video from yesterday's CMPA board meeting. Board member Fred Gunther at the 36:00 minute mark presents his proposal for parcel 1. He clearly and unequivocally says "my client" repeatedly and indicates that he helped craft the offer. There is no grey area here. He is acting as the [...]

Celebrate with Ice Flyers today

Celebrate with Ice Flyers today

WHAT: Ice Flyers Championship Celebration – Hosted by SMG WHEN: 5:30 – Monday, April 15, 2013 WHERE: Pensacola Bay Center DETAILS: Celebration to congratulate Pensacola Ice Flyers for bringing home their first ever President's Cup. Come early at 5:30pm for your chance to take pictures with [...]

Buzz: Blues 2013 season will be cancelled

I'm hearing the Blue Angels 2013 season will be cancelled. Admiral Bob Kelly (ret.) had mentioned the possibility at the last Chamber board meeting. And now it looks like the Navy will be making a formal announcement today or tomorrow.

Northwest Florida least small business-friendly region in the state

Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released the new results from the second annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Survey. The 2013 study draws upon data from over 7,000 small business owners nationwide and shows that Florida slipped slightly, dropping from a [...]

Navy Federal adding 1,500 more jobs, commits to $200M investment

Press Release: The Greater Pensacola Chamber announced today that it is another step closer to achieving its goal of bringing 3,000 new jobs to the region over the next couple of years - an initiative conceived and funded by community partners in the two-county area, dubbed Vision 2015. Navy [...]

Susan Campbell Jewlery Featured in 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Press Release: Pensacola jeweler, Susan Campbell, bedecks world famous models in yearly swimsuit tour de force. Campbells's rectangle ID charm in 14K yellow gold on an 18" gold chain is pictured on super model Kate Bock in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The rectangle ID charm [...]

Former Chamber CFO sues Boss and Chamber for $3.2 million

Former Chamber CFO sues Boss and Chamber for $3.2 million

The former chief financial officer of the Greater Pensacola Chamber has filed a defamation lawsuit against the chamber CEO Jim Hizer, individually and as CEO, and the entire organization, asking for $3,262,108.80 in damages. Brian McBroom asserts that he was the victim of defamatory attacks [...]

Bernstein coming to Pensacola to talk on government dysfunction

Press Release: Carl Bernstein shared a Pulitzer Prize with Bob Woodward for his coverage of Watergate for The Washington Post. His most recent book is the acclaimed biography, A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. He is the author, with Woodward, of All the President’s Men and [...]

Levin & Rinke Resort Realty affiliates with U.S. Military on the Move

Press Release: Levin & Rinke Resort Realty is proud to announce its affiliation with U.S. MILITARY ON THE MOVE™. U.S. Military on the Move is a real estate rebate and referral/relocation program developed by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to allow qualifying active duty, retired [...]

Pensacola Airport Bonds crashing? Outlook negative (update)

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has revised the outlook on Pensacola International Airport revenue bonds to negative from stable. S&P said the outlook revision "reflects our assessment of below-average liquidity and debt service coverage, a high debt burden, and fluctuating enplanement [...]

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