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West hiring 50+ in Pensacola

West will be hosting a Job Fair to hire 50+ associates interested in becoming licensed insurance agents. West is seeking candidates with strong sales and customer service experience, and will pay all costs associated with training and licensure. The Job Fair will be held on Tuesday April 8, 2014, [...]

Hayward issues statement on decision by Judge Gary Bergosh

Statement from Mayor Ashton Hayward regarding Bergosh ruling Yesterday, Judge Bergosh made a wise ruling which was extremely fair and equitable to both the City and Mr. de Varona. I want to thank Judge Bergosh for taking the time to hear all arguments and for reaching a decision which allows us [...]

House of Sticks: Accounting with a Twist

House of Sticks: Accounting with a Twist

Are you familiar with the term "mark-to-market" accounting? Okay.... mosey back into Google and look it up. This term represents where some economists want to place blame for the financial crises we have endured since the Great Depression. Some gurus say mark-to-market accounting was [...]

Notes on Airport Concessions hearing yesterday

Notes on Airport Concessions hearing yesterday

Judge Gary Bergosh heard arguments for nearly five hours on a temporary injunction request by Robert de Varona, the airport’s food concessionaire, to prevent the city from removing and storing his restaurant kitchen equipment, furniture and other items. Begun at 2 p.m., the hearing didn’t end [...]

Varona issues statement

Statement from Robert de Varona on Judge Gary Bergosh ruling that Varona Enterprises has sixty days to vacate Airport leasehold property: "Today Eloise and I are grateful that the court has taken a stand for the rule of law and for the practice of fairness. For months, this process has become a [...]

Varona loses case but gets 60 days

Varona Enterprises lost its case for an injunction against the City of Pensacola. However, Judge Gary Bergosh said the company was entitled to 60 days because of the letter Airport Director Greg Donovan wrote to Robert de Varona in February. More on this in the morning.

Jim Hizer joins Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

Jim Hizer joins Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

Convergent Nonprofit Solutions, one of the country’s preeminent fundraising and capital campaign management firms, has announced the addition of Jim Hizer, CEcD, CCE as project director. In his new role, Hizer will assist nonprofit organizations in meeting their fundraising objectives. His first [...]

Gulf Coast Community Bank raises $3.055 million

Gulf Coast Community Bank raises $3.055 million

Lee Bradley, Senior Managing Director of Community Capital Advisors, Inc., ("CCA") recently announced the successful capital raise of $3,055,000 for Gulf Coast Community Bank ("GCCB") in cooperation with the bank's management team and Directors. Jason Niziol, Vice President of CCA, developed [...]

House of Sticks: Kneading (or Needing) the Dough

House of Sticks: Kneading (or Needing) the Dough

Grab your favorite search engine (Google always works for me) and type in "55 trillion". A Bloomberg article dated 10-18-11, featuring writers Bob Ivy, Hugh Son, and Christine Harper, will appear. A Seeking Alpha article, dated 10-21-11 and written by Avery Goodman, will appear. A San Francisco [...]

Varona hearing on temporary injunction today, 2 p.m.

Varona hearing on temporary injunction today, 2 p.m.

Varona Enterprises of Florida will have its day in court today, that is unless the city can reach an agreement. As of last night, the hearing was set for 2 p.m. Varona has asked Judge Gary Bergosh for a temporary injunction enjoining the City of Pensacola from removing the company's equipment [...]

Varona tells employees good bye and thank you

Varona tells employees good bye and thank you

Note: Steve Barnes sends in articles occasionally for this blog. His focus has been sports, but he sent me this on Robert de Varona's final meeting with his employees. Robert de Varona hosted on Tuesday a dinner at O’Brien’s Bistro for his former employees and their families. In fact, it [...]

Studers partner with Vigodskys on BLAB TV

Studers partner with Vigodskys on BLAB TV

Today BLAB TV and Studer Community Development announced a partnership to build on the 30-year history of BLAB TV and local programming. "Brenda and I could not be more pleased," said Fred Vigodsky, BLAB TV president. "We love this area and have been looking for the right group to continue and [...]

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