Gannett has sold the Romana Street building that houses its Bella Magazine, GoPensacola.com and the News Journal. No word where the staff will be relocated, but we've heard the buyer is interested in building apartments. More to come.
While there appears to be a rush to judgment to blame the BOHAN ad agency and its $278,000 30-second spot on Steve Hayes, the new tourism vice president for the Greater Pensacola Chamber, many are overlooking that it was Terry Scruggs that guided the process that hired the Nashville-based agency [...]
The Greater Pensacola Chamber has been charged $258,094.76 for 30-second video spot produced by its Nashville, Tenn.-based ad agency. That is $8603.00 a finished second. Local production companies are claiming that they can do it for a fraction of that amount. The video was to promote tourism [...]
From Greater Pensacola Chamber Board Chairman and Vice Chairman: The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from key stakeholders in the community about the direction of the Chamber before proceeding with the hiring of a new president. To gather your input, please plan to attend a [...]
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Global Business Solutions Inc. (GBSI), an innovator in information technology services and technical training, has announced a five-year plan that includes expanding corporate headquarters in the Pensacola area and hiring as many as 120 full-time employees [...]
Press release: Sixteen potential sites for new industries and commerce parks have been submitted for Gulf Power Company’s new site certification program by cities, counties and private developers. The electric utility launched the program in early April to help communities prepare locations [...]
For the next two days, I will sub for Jim Sanborn on WCOA's morning show. Should be fun.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]