Area adds 2,700 jobs in October

December 1, 2014

Pensacola area adds jobs in October Leisure, hospitality leads industry sectors in growth By RICK HARPER, Ph.D. The metro area jobs report for October was released on Nov. 21 by the Florida Department of Economic…


Viewpoint: Income Distribution

November 24, 2014

By Dr. Rick Harper Executive Director, Office of Economic Development & Engagement University of West Florida Increased global trade and improvements in technology contribute strongly to greater household incomes around the world. But the improvements aren’t…


Community Traffic Safety Team meets Thursday

November 17, 2014

The Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 10 a.m. in the conference room of West Florida Regional Planning Council, 4081 East Olive Road, Suite…


DIB meetings for November

November 17, 2014

Downtown Improvement Board Regular Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4 p.m. Palafox Market Vendor Committee Regular Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of…


SoGo Saturday tomorrow

November 14, 2014

SOGO District of downtown Pensacola is holding tomorrow its second SOGO Saturday. Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, November 15, shop, listen, dine and enjoy Palafox Street south of Government Street, which will be closed…


ECAT introduces system upgrades

November 13, 2014

Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) recently introduced several system updates to improve experiences for current and future riders. The three LED kiosks have been installed at the Rosa Parks Terminal to provide an eye-catching and dynamic…


Vooddo BBQ & Grill opens near UWF

November 11, 2014

The New Orleans-style BBQ restaurant, VooDoo BBQ & Grill, opens in Pensacola today in University Town Center at the corner of Nine Mile Road and University Parkway. The restaurant design features an open kitchen layout where…


IRIS wins Innovation Award competition

November 10, 2014

IRIS: Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems won first place and a $100,000 cash prize at the Innovation Awards competition on Friday. Innovation Coast, Space Florida and the Florida SBDC Network selected ten presenting finalists from a wide…

Business Crime

Kipling Manor administrator arrested for witness tampering

November 8, 2014 reports that Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested yesterday Adrienne Taylor, the facility administrator of Kipling Manor Retirement Center, for allegedly tampering with or harassing a witness, tampering with or fabricating physical…


Chamber Opens Nominations for 55th Annual PACE Awards

November 3, 2014

Press Release: The Greater Pensacola Chamber announced today that it is now accepting nominations for its 55th annual Pensacola Area Commitment to Excellence (PACE) Awards, which will take place Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at the Hilton…