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Studer Institute offers Strategic Planning Workshop

Studer Institute offers Strategic Planning Workshop

The Studer Institute is sponsoring a strategic planning workshop designed to help small businesses and nonprofits. Partnering with the Studer Institute to sponsor the workshop is Pensacola Young Professionals, Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce [...]

Scott releases his 2020 plan

Scott releases his 2020 plan

Gov. Rick Scott released this morning his 2020 plan ...two years longer than his second term, if he is re-elected. The plan calls for $1 billion in additional tax cuts for cell phones and business rental space, while increasing spending on higher education ($30M), K-2 education ($19.6B), [...]

Weekend Buzz: Souls to Polls flops, SG arrives downtown, homeless consultant busy

Weekend Buzz: Souls to Polls flops, SG arrives downtown, homeless consultant busy

Yesterday, few people, other than the candidates and their supporters, showed up downtown to vote early. In 2008, bus loads of voters, primarily African-American, showed to vote at the Supervisor of Elections' office on the Sunday the week before the election. Rev. Lutimothy May, pastor of [...]

Maygarden chosen to head Chamber Foundation

Maygarden chosen to head Chamber Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Greater Pensacola Chamber announced this week that current President & CEO Jerry Maygarden has been chosen to help grow and oversee the operations of its 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm - the Pensacola Chamber Foundation. Maygarden, who has managed the day-to-day functions [...]

Pensacola adds 835 more people as of April 2014

Pensacola adds 835 more people as of April 2014

The Office of Economic and Demographic Research released its population estimates for 2014 - both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties showed increases, primarily in the unincorporated areas.  The state of Florida has added 3.8 percent more people since April 2010 --Escambia County 2.1 percent, Santa [...]

Florida Chamber honors Town of Century

Florida Chamber honors Town of Century

The Town of Century will be honored with a Six Pillars Award on Monday, October 20, the Florida Chamber Foundation announced today. The award will be presented for the completion of the Century Town strategic plan to help their community create jobs and opportunities for business and families. The [...]

See Perdido Key Chamber on ‘Tanked’

Friday, 9 p.m., Animal Planet airs ‘Tanked’ episode about the giant aquarium designed and built for the Perdido Key Visitor Information Center Here’s a chance to see how that 403-gallon pirate ship aquarium got inside the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Center. [...]

Eastgate Plaza sold for $8.95 million

Eastgate Plaza sold for $8.95 million

The Tampa-based real estate investment firm Validus Group announced yesterday that it has acquired Eastgate Plaza on the corner of Creighton Road and North Ninth Avenue for $8.95 million. Eastgate Plaza is anchored by a Winn-Dixie, Powerhouse Gym, ITT Technical Institute and Guitar Center. More [...]

Switzer heads group buying historic Blount and Brent buildings

Switzer heads group buying historic Blount and Brent buildings

One Palafox Place, LLC, a group of investors managed by Bobby Switzer has entered into a contract with Durnford Enterprises, Ltd, to purchase the city corner bound by Garden, Palafox, Romana, and Baylen Streets. Durnford Enterprises, Ltd, founded by Crawford Rainwater, Sr., acquired the property [...]

Scott announces $277,000 grant to Escambia County

Scott announces $277,000 grant to Escambia County

Press Release: Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Escambia County and the Pensacola Chamber were awarded $266,000 through Florida’s Defense Infrastructure and Reinvestment Grant Programs. The funding will diversify the local economy, enhance military missions at Naval Air Station Pensacola [...]

Hopjacks Filling Station R.I.P.

Hopjacks Filling Station R.I.P.

The plug was pulled on Hopjacks Filling Station on Saturday, a victim of the major chains capitalizing on the same craft beer market that owner Joe Abston and his team sought to cultivate. Here is Asbton's letter to his customers that he posted on Facebook: Dear Hopjacks Filling Station [...]

Navy Federal hosts Navy SHRED-eral Day on October 18

Navy Federal hosts Navy SHRED-eral Day on October 18

Navy Federal Credit Union will welcome members and neighbors across the country to its Navy SHRED-eral event this Saturday, October 18. The 74 participating Navy Federal locations include five new branches in four states. Event attendees at participating Navy Federal branches will have the [...]

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