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Okaloosa TDC director hid BP expenses

For all the complaints about how the Greater Pensacola Chamber handles Escambia County TDC funds, all expenditures are heavily watched and audited. The chamber is audited and actually upfronts the money for the visitor center and convention bureau. The expenditures are checked again when the county [...]

Future of daily newspapers

Future of daily newspapers

What is the big deal about The Times-Picayune cutting back to three editions a week? People have been predicting the death of newspapers for years. However, The Times-Picayune is a special, award-winning daily newspaper. David Carr of the New York Times may have expressed it best: Many [...]

Audit surfaces issues with continuing ed at NAS Pensacola

The Florida Union Times has a story on audit issues regarding the continuing education at our local Navy bases. The equivalent of 3,000 to 4,500 full-time students enrolled each year in continuing workforce education programs at Navy bases in Pensacola and Great Lakes, Ill., from 2006-07 [...]

More papers cut daily publications

The Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville papers are combining and will publish only Wed, Fri and Sunday papers. They will be expanding online service on al.com.

Gulf Power Gets New President

Press release: Gulf Power Company is getting a new president. Stan Connally, a senior vice president at Georgia Power, will be the company’s 16th president, succeeding Mark Crosswhite who has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Southern Company, Gulf Power’s [...]

Portabello opens in Gulf Power HQ (menu)

The Portabello Eatery at Gulf Power is now open to the public in the Bayfront Parkway building in downtown Pensacola from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays. Led by Chef Erika Thomas, the restaurant features new American cuisine including pizza, Panini, burgers, sandwiches and salads. “We [...]

May is good for Pensacola Beach

This past weekend was a good one for Pensacola Beach, according to the vehicle count at the toll bridge. 2012 Fri 5/18: 15828 Sat 5/19: 20849 Sun 5/20: 17457 TOTAL: 54134 2011 Fri 5/20: 15502 Sat 5/21: 20325 Sun 5/22: 16728 TOTAL: 52555 2010 [...]

Hawthorne did release a strategic plan

George Hawthorne did release to the media a 2012-2015 Strategic Plan for the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber. Though he doesn't say who his board of directors is, Hawthorne states in his message section of the plan: "On behalf of the GCAACC’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to present the [...]

Figuring Out the GCAACC

Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds started off his organizational meeting for the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce by asking the group’s current head  to list its officers. GCAACC Chairman George Hawthorne replied that he had no vice chairman, secretary or [...]

Hawthrone submits resignation as GCAACC chair

May 17, 2012 Dear Supporters of the GCAACC, Over the last few weeks and months there has been much debate, speculation and consternation in the “community” regarding the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has become the target of political “grandstanding” fueled [...]

GCAACC Organizational Meeting

The drama surrounding the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce will continue to unfold tonight during an organizational meeting at Pensacola City Hall. The meeting is the latest in a series hosted by Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds, who contends the current GCAACC doesn’t [...]

Community Maritime Park Welcomes First Year-Round Business

Press Release: Summer time just got a little cooler thanks to Beach Berry Frozen Yogurt, the first business slated to begin serving Community Maritime Park visitors in downtown Pensacola. “We are delighted to welcome Beach Berry Frozen Yogurt as our very first year-round business at the [...]

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