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Hayward fails to put Studer leases on July agenda

Hayward fails to put Studer leases on July agenda

(Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Today) Mayor Ashton Hayward isn't starting off the second half of 2015 much better than the first half. The most talked about new projects for downtown Pensacola are the University of West Florida Center for Entrepreneurship and the conference center that the [...]

Food on the Mayor’s agenda this week

Food on the Mayor’s agenda this week

Mayor Ashton Hayward has two food events on this schedule for the week of July 6. Tomorrow, he will celebrate the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of all the OHM Concessions at the Pensacola International Airport. Two years after the city placed the food concessions up for bid, the airport is [...]

UWF Center for Entrepreneurship announced, Studer named Entrepreneur-in-Residence

UWF Center for Entrepreneurship announced, Studer named Entrepreneur-in-Residence

(Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Today) This morning University of West Florida and Quint and Rishy Studer announced a partnership to develop the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of West Florida College of Business. Quint and Rishy Studer have committed $1 million to fund the center. [...]

House of Sticks: Getting Caught

House of Sticks: Getting Caught

By Kent Lyndon Jumpin' July! Are we finally starting to see a little justice throughout the global financial system? London's Guardian thinks we are. Read this headline, rub your eyes, and then read it again: "Banks Pay Out 166BN (in pounds or dollars) Over Six Years: A history of [...]

Chef Shirley chosen to represent Florida in 2014 Great American Seafood Cook-Off

Chef Shirley chosen to represent Florida in 2014 Great American Seafood Cook-Off

Chef Jim Shirley of co-owner of The Fish House and creator of Grits-a-Ya-YA has been chosen by Gov. Rick Scott to represent Florida in the 2014 Great American Seafood Cook-Off. The event, designed to spotlight America’s best seafood communities and chefs, is scheduled for Saturday, August [...]

Proposed gambling rules could face challenge

Proposed gambling rules could face challenge

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA .After almost two years in the works, state gambling regulators on Tuesday released the latest version of proposed pari-mutuel regulations governing everything from how much jockeys can weigh to the shape and size of horse tracks. But industry insiders [...]

DIB seeks Ad agency

DIB seeks Ad agency

PENSACOLA DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT BOARD REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: ADVERTISING AND MARKETING SERVICES Who: The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) What: Request for Qualifications for Marketing and Advertising Services Where: Downtown Pensacola Why: The Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board [...]

VT MAE funding still unsecured, but project within timeline

VT MAE funding still unsecured, but project within timeline

Late Friday night, the mayor's office sent out its latest "Upwords." Mayor Ashton Hayward said that Governor Scott's veto of $3 million for Pensacola International Airport will not impact VT MAE, the proposed aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at Pensacola International [...]

Holley sues owner of former Pensacola Beach Ferris wheel

Holley sues owner of former Pensacola Beach Ferris wheel

Escambia County Tax Collector Janet Holley has filed suit in Atlanta, Georgia alleging the previous owners of the Skyview Atlanta Ferris wheel owe back taxes. The Ferris wheel is owned by a company in Europe, which leases it to operators in different cities. The group that ran it in Pensacola [...]

Another worthless city study, price tag $46.5K

Another worthless city study, price tag $46.5K

In my research on MCM-BAP and CBRE, I came across the 2013 market analysis that CBRE did for the mayor's office. It was to be the blueprint for how the international real estate firm marketed available property at the Community Maritime Park, Port of Pensacola and Pensacola International [...]

Podcast: Buck Lee talks about Pensacola Beach

Podcast: Buck Lee talks about Pensacola Beach

On Monday, Buck Lee, SRIA general manager, came on Pensacola Speaks to talk about the future of the SRIA.

Covenant Hospice agrees to reimburse Feds $10M for alleged overbilling of Medicare, Tricare and Medicaid

Covenant Hospice agrees to reimburse Feds $10M for alleged overbilling of Medicare, Tricare and Medicaid

Yesterday, the Department of Justice issued a statement that Covenant Hospice Inc. had agreed to pay $10,149,374 to reimburse the government for alleged overbilling of Medicare, Tricare and Medicaid for hospice services during 2009 and 2010. “The hospice benefits provided by federal health [...]

Podcast: Quint Studer on his latest proposal for CMP

Podcast: Quint Studer on his latest proposal for CMP

Quint Studer talks about his plans for parcels 3, 6 and 9 at the Community Maritime Park.

Air Travelers, send us photos of your food receipts

Air Travelers, send us photos of your food receipts

We've gotten feedback that OHM food and drink prices are comparable to what travelers pay at other airports. Others have told us the prices are higher. Let's settle it. Please send me - rick@inweekly.net - photos of your food and drink receipts. I'm particularly curious about regular draft [...]

Andrews hires former Penn State AD

Andrews hires former Penn State AD

Press Release: Baptist Health Care and the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are pleased to announce that David M. Joyner, M.D., has been selected as senior vice president and executive director of the Andrews Institute. Dr. Joyner is responsible for the day-to-day operation of [...]

Silver Airways postpones NOLA flights

Silver Airways postpones NOLA flights

The much ballyhooed Pensacola to New Orleans air route has been postponed indefinitely by Silver Airways. Apparently there is little interest in the flight among locals. "Despite robust marketing efforts, this market is not able to support flying this route at this time," the airline said in a [...]

CRA contributes to West Moreno Strategic Plan

CRA contributes to West Moreno Strategic Plan

By Claudia Carlson Plans are underway to improve West Pensacola with the help of Live Work Learn Play (LWLP), an international real estate development and advisory firm, Baptist Hospital, Escambia County, and city of Pensacola. At the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting on Monday, funding for [...]

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