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DIB Kim Kimbrough welcomed in Independence, MO

Kim Kimbrough, the former executive director of the Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board, was introduced yesterday in Independence, MO as the new president and CEO of the Independence Chamber of Commerce. He starts the new job Oct. 8, according to the news story. Read the article.

Sidewalk Rules: DIB’s Version Recommended

Taking a look at proposed regulations governing outdoor cafes, the Pensacola Planning Board decided yesterday to embrace changes suggested by the Downtown Improvement Board. Most notably, the planning board rejected a suggestion by city staff to ban live and recorded amplified music in the sidewalk [...]

Starting Down the RESTORE Road

The Escambia County Commission started down a long road this morning. It is a road potentially paved with many millions in treasure. When the federal government arrives at a dollar amount for Clean Water Act fines levied against BP, the RESTORE Act has guaranteed a good chunk of that money will [...]

DIB Looks at LTU, Kimbrough Bids Adieu

The Downtown Improvement Board this morning signed off on its Business and Development Committee’s revisions to the city’s proposed License to Use regulations. The new LTU rules will govern business’s use of the city’s right of way, such as for cafe seating on downtown sidewalks. “The [...]

Zimmerman’s Tough Sell

Zimmerman’s Tough Sell

During their presentation to the Pensacola City Council last night, representatives from the Zimmerman Agency distributed copies of a recent issue of the Gulf Coast Business Review featuring a large picture of Mayor Ashton Hayward and a write-up on the city. The article, entitled ‘Punchline No [...]

Official DIB announcement on Kimbrough’s departure

The Executive Director of the Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board (DIB), Franklin Kimbrough, has submitted his resignation to the board. Having held the senior management position at the agency for the past eight years, he has overseen the greatest period of growth in Pensacola since the 1950s. [...]

Kimbrough resigns from DIB

Franklin D. "Kim" Kimbrough announced his resignation as the executive director of the Downtown Improvement Board. He will be heading a chamber in Missouri. Realtor and former DIB board member Sandra Ward will be the interim. Jeremy Morrison will be posting more later.

Marshalls coming to Cordova Commons, has 90 job openings

From Workforce Escarosa, Marshalls is now seeking to fill over 90 openings for their new store in Cordova Commons, set to open in mid-October. A 3-day hiring event will take place on the Pensacola State College Main Campus starting tomorrow, Sept. 11. Available Positions: Management, [...]

Blue COW

Blue COW

The Pensacola City Council will address one of the city’s so-called ‘blue laws’ today during its Committee of the Whole meeting. Blue laws are typically older regulations that attempt to bar certain activities on Sundays. Planning Administrator Sherry Morris explained to the city council [...]

Sidewalk Rules

During a special meeting this morning, the Downtown Improvement Board’s Business and Development Committee met to discuss the city of Pensacola’s proposed regulations governing the usage of its sidewalks. “You can’t have the wild, wild west out there and have everybody doing what they [...]

Visit Pensacola wins Silver Flager Award

Visit Pensacola wins Silver Flager Award

Visit Pensacola, the tourism arm of the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, was presented with a Silver Flagler Award Wednesday at the 45th Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism, hosted by Visit Florida in Orlando, Fla. Given annually by the Florida Commission on Tourism, in recognition [...]

Best indicator that Issac is coming to Pensacola

Gulf Power has a new president, Stan Connally. Over the past two decades, the omen of pending hurricanes is our electric utility getting a new leader. Travis J. Bowden took in the reins in 1994; Pensacola was hit by two storms in 1995--Erin and Opal. Susan Story became the president in 2003. [...]

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