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While Pensacola airport boasts of national brands, Tampa goes local, local, local

While Pensacola airport boasts of national brands, Tampa goes local, local, local

The Pensacola International Airport has brought in national food services - Einstein's Bagels, Pensacola (Corona) Beach House, Freshens and, in another three months, Chick-fil-A. The Tampa International Airport has taken a completely different approach, kicking out Burger King, Carrabba's, TGI [...]

Big bucks involved in Net Neutrality issue

Big bucks involved in Net Neutrality issue

This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a proposed change to net neutrality rules outlined by commission chairman Tom Wheeler. These new rules reclassify the Internet as a Title II public utility, which would effectively prevent Internet service providers (ISPs) from [...]

Todd Thomson hired by Chamber for advocacy

Todd Thomson hired by Chamber for advocacy

Clay Ingram is also the president and CEO of the Greater Pensacola Chamber. He announced Wednesday afternoon on Pensacola Speaks that he has hired political strategist Todd Thomson. He said a long-time weakness of the chamber has been in the "advocacy piece of the equation." "We hired Todd [...]

House of Sticks: What else is new

House of Sticks: What else is new

By Kent Lyndon Hello, again. I promised I would return, amid the "frosty" conditions of Mother Nature, to give you a few updates about the ongoing derivatives and accompanying LIBOR rate scandals around the country. Allow me to begin by informing you that the Treasury Department Office of [...]

Good news for Pensacola Airport travelers, more food is coming

Good news for Pensacola Airport travelers,  more food is coming

Mayor Ashton Hayward announced on Friday that post-security food and beverage concessions at Pensacola International Airport are expected to open this week. In his newsletter, the mayor said, "The new concessions area is bright, attractive, and features Einstein's Bagels, Pensacola Beach House, [...]

Chamber honors baseball vp, principal, mayor (not AH), doctor, ex-banker and its savior at PACE awards

Chamber honors baseball vp, principal, mayor (not AH), doctor, ex-banker and its savior at PACE awards

The Greater Pensacola Chamber held its 55th annual PACE Award banquet last night. “Northwest Florida is home to some of the most dedicated, talented and selfless community leaders, and we want to ensure that we are recognizing the individuals who continue make our region a better place,” [...]

DIB seeks input on Feb. 26

DIB seeks input on Feb. 26

The Downtown Improvement Board and the City of Pensacola are hosting an open meeting to hear the public's input on the creation and execution of special events Downtown. Join us on the 2nd floor of City Hall, Thursday, February 26th at 5:00 p.m. We look forward to hearing your feedback. WHAT: [...]

Florida TaxWatch supports cutting tax on cell phones and cable

Florida TaxWatch supports cutting tax on cell phones and cable

In its latest Economic Commentary, the Tallahassee-based think tank Florida TaxWatch argues that cutting the Communications Services Tax will ease the tax burden for Florida families and businesses would also attract business investment, create Florida jobs and grow the state's information-based [...]

More job openings at West

More job openings at West

West is hosting a two-day career fair to hire for 275 Customer Care and Sales positions. The onsite career fair will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, Feb. 18 between 8 a.m. and 5.p.m. at 5031 Commerce Park Circle in Pensacola, FL. These Customer Care and Sales positions focus on [...]

Florida sees record number of tourists

Florida sees record number of tourists

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida attracted a record number of tourists in 2014, inching closer to an annual goal sought by Gov. Rick Scott. An estimated 97.3 million visitors came to Florida in 2014, a 3.9 percent increase from the year before, according to information [...]

Trader Jon column sparks discussion

Trader Jon column sparks discussion

My Outtakes: Bring Back Trader Jon's has sparked some lively conversations. Though it's not a flag, the downtown hole-in-the-wall bar is part of our history. The former strip club became a hangout for aviators, attorneys, journalists and celebrities. Some believe it would be a mistake to [...]

Millennials lag behind in economic recovery

Millennials lag behind in economic recovery

Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, released last week its January 2015 Millennial Jobs Report The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29-year-olds: The effective (U-6) unemployment rate for 18-29-year-olds, which adjusts for [...]

SoGo has special Valentine’s Day promotion

SoGo has special Valentine’s Day promotion

The merchants of SOGO (South of Government) are holding their monthly SOGO Saturday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. with a special Valentine and Mardi Gras theme, “We want everyone to start off their Valentine’s Day the right way, the SOGO way,” said Shannon Pallin, owner of Fiore of [...]

Inweekly contributes to Daily Brew

Inweekly contributes to Daily Brew

Press Release: With a week and a half left until the launch of BlabTV’s The Daily Brew, hosts Carly Borden and Willie Spears are announcing the addition of their community contributors, who will appear on the show as roundtable guests and offer insight and commentary. For the past several [...]

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