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CNG Fueling Station Opens

A compressed natural gas fueling station is now open on Pine Forest Road. The station is due to a partnership between the city of Pensacola, Pensacola Energy and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA). “This station marks a new day for the city of Pensacola, Pensacola Energy and ECUA,” [...]

Local chef makes a big splash in D.C.

Rob Theriot, formerly of Laguna's on Pensacola Beach, is the new executive chef for the Coupe in Washington, D.C. and has caught the attention of the Washingtonian. Here is what the restaurant owner had to say about Rob: "We brought him up from Florida. He’s the executive chef for all our [...]

Ward named interim DIB head

Sandra Ward Selected as Interim Executive Director of the Downtown Improvement Board Pensacola, FL – September 26, 2012 - The Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) has engaged the services of Sandra Ward to fill the position of Interim Executive Director. “It’s an exciting time [...]

Buzz: Cumulus Pensacola has new head

Buzz: Cumulus Pensacola has new head

AllAccess.com reports that Cumulus Pensacola has a new general manager-Kevin Peterson. Culumlus includes News-Talk WCOA AM & FM, AC WMEZ, Country WXBM and Urban AC WRRX.

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, [...]

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