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Florida Department of Corrections hiring 4,000 officers

April 4, 2016

Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) plans to hire more than 4,000 correctional officers statewide before July 1, 2017 to fill existing vacancies and account for projected turnover. Secretary Julie Jones said, “Properly staffing our institutions is…

Business

Buzz: Fish House wins case against City

April 1, 2016

Attorney Ed Fleming called to say that Seville Harbor and The Fish House won their lawsuit against the City of Pensacola over the lease. Will post ruling from Judge Duncan later.…

Business

Backroom Briefing: A better shot for pot?

April 1, 2016

Weekly political notes from The News Service of Florida By BRANDON LARRABEE AND JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Floridians overwhelmingly favor medical marijuana. Again. Just two years after a push for a constitutional amendment…

Business Politics

FL Chamber honor Rep. Matt Gaetz

March 31, 2016

Just weeks after lawmakers ended the 2016 Legislative Session, the Florida Chamber today announced that Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Shalimar) is one of the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Distinguished Advocates for his commitment to championing pro-jobs,…

Business

UPS Stores host Shred Day 2016, April 23

March 31, 2016

Tax season is almost over and it is now time to dispose of receipts, pay stubs and important documents from years past and not worry about taxes until next year. To help with cleaning the office…

Business

City of Pensacola reaches out to MWBE businesses

March 29, 2016

When Mayor Ashton Hayward run for office, he made a commitment to the African-American community to conduct a full disparity study and increase the city’s use of minority- and women-owned vendors. The $300,000-plus study was completed…

Business

Entrepreneurship Training Pilot Program for Florida veterans

March 28, 2016

The Florida SBDC Network, in partnership with Veterans Florida, welcomed the first class of participants in the new Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, a statewide initiative offering qualified veterans the opportunity to receive an accelerated entrepreneurship education…

Business

Two Pensacola senior housing communities sold for $48M

March 24, 2016

Capital Senior Living Corp. has acquired two Pensacola seniors housing communities totaling 179 units for $48 million. The two communities are Carpenters Creek, which offers independent living and assisted living services, and Creekside, which offers memory…

Business

Former U.S. attorney joins Miami law firm

March 15, 2016

Pamela Cothran Marsh, the former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, has joined the Miami-based law firm Berger Singerman as a partner on the Dispute Resolution and Government & Regulatory teams. Marsh was…

Business

Innovation Coast adds three members

March 15, 2016

Innovation Coast announced today the addition of three new members–Southern Light, Cyber Safe Workforce LLC and National Flight Academy. The Innovation Coast strives to grow, sustain and showcase Northwest Florida’s technology and knowledge-based companies and professionals.…