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Arc Announces 2013 Crab Cake Winners

Arc Gateway announced the winners of its annual Crab Cake Cook-Off. People's Choice Awards went to the Oar House with first place, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos with second and Five Flags Rotary's "Team Donna" with third! The Judges' Awards were presented to Riptides Sports Grill for first place, [...]

Commissioner Robinson featured by Florida Trend

Florida Trend magazine has interview with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson, who is also the chairman of the Gulf Consortium which represents 23 Florida gulf coast counties slated to receive millions of dollars in compensation for damages resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil [...]

Sheriff’s medical services for jail approved for continued accreditation

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care has voted to continue accreditation the Sheriff's medical services at the county jail. There are 35 essential standards, 32 are applicable to the county jail and 30 (94 percent) were found in compliance. Two essential standards not in compliance [...]

Former Chief Deputy Aiken hired by tech firm dealing with first responders and corrections

Press Release: Larry K. Aiken, former Chief Deputy of Escambia County, Florida Sheriff's Office has joined the ranks of Edge Access, a leading developer and integrator of VoIP Technologies for First Responders and the Correctional Industry. Mr. Aiken retired his position as Chief to join Edge [...]

DBPR Announces New Communications Director

Press Release: he Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) today announced it named Tajiana Ancora-Brown, an experienced marketing communications professional, its director of communications. Ms. Ancora-Brown will be responsible for leading the department’s internal [...]

Wendy’s to be picketed

Press Release: Coalition of Immokalee Workers Solidarity Picket to be held at Wendy’s in Pensacola on June 29, 2013 at 12:00pm. Florida tomato pickers are among this country’s most exploited workers; they earn sub-poverty wages, lack most standard rights and benefits and have not received a [...]

Buzz: PNJ building sold, apartments may be coming to downtown

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.

Leading chamber candidate hired Visit Pensacola ad agency

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 [...]

Chamber video has locals in uproar

Chamber video has locals in uproar

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 [...]

Chamber seeks input on hiring new president

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 [...]

Gov. Scott announce GBSI will add 120 employees over next five years

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 [...]

16 sites submitted to Gulf Power for certification

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 [...]

On WCOA this morning

On WCOA this morning

For the next two days, I will sub for Jim Sanborn on WCOA's morning show. Should be fun.

ECAT launches student wheels pass,

ECAT launches student wheels pass,

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 [...]

Zac Brown has his own Landshark can

Zac Brown has his own Landshark can

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 [...]

Hertz to relocate to Lee County

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, [...]

Pensacola Airport to gain Nashville route

Pensacola Airport to gain Nashville route

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.

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