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DIB May Meeting Schedule

DIB May Meeting Schedule

Downtown Improvement Board Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Special Meeting For DIB: Holiday Decorations Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Parking & Traffic Committee Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Special Events Committee Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. [...]

Where are you eating on Mother’s Day?

Where are you eating on Mother’s Day?

According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), nearly half of Americans will dine out or order restaurant takeout or delivery on May 10. New NRA research also shows dinner as the most popular meal period to dine out, and that six in 10 consumers who plan to celebrate the occasion by dining [...]

City attorney: DIB does not have power to regulate alcohol sales

City attorney: DIB does not have power to regulate alcohol sales

A hot issue on Palafox has been the DIB vote to ban liquor sales at the outdoor bars during Gallery Night. The bars would be allowed to only sale beer and wine as early as the May 22 Gallery Night, if the DIB action stands unchallenged. Pensacola City Councilman Charles Bare wondered whether the [...]

DIB chairman talks about banning outdoor liquor sales on Gallery Night

DIB chairman talks about banning outdoor liquor sales on Gallery Night

DIB chairman John Peacock yesterday came on Pensacola Speaks to talk about future Gallery Nights. The DIB board voted on Tuesday to limit outdoor alcohol sales during Gallery nights was an effort to prevent any incidents that might ruin the reputation of downtown Pensacola being safe. The vote [...]

UWF graduate named CEO and Executive Director of the National Court Reporters Association

UWF graduate named CEO and Executive Director of the National Court Reporters Association

The National Court Reporters Association, the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers, has announced that Michael S. Nelson, CAE, will take the reins as CEO and Executive Director of the association on June 1. Nelson brings [...]

Hayward may have jumped gun on FDOT financing for VT-MAE

Hayward may have jumped gun on FDOT financing for VT-MAE

Last week, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward said in his "Upwords" that he had "over the last few months, we’ve worked with FDOT to reprioritize projects in our five-year work program in order to fill the gap in funding.” The gap in funding is $3.5 million that the city had thought it would [...]

Pensacola Historic Preservation Conference today (podcast)

Pensacola Historic Preservation Conference today (podcast)

On Pensacola Speaks last week, Alan Gray talked about the Pensacola Historic Preservation Conference that is today 2-4 p.m. at the Pensacola Cultural Center in the PLT theater. Following the conference, Robert Overton, executive director of UWF Historic Trust, will give a walking tour of the [...]

Mayor Hayward says FDOT has agreed to adjust 5-yr plan to fund VT-MAE project

Mayor Hayward says FDOT has agreed to adjust 5-yr plan to fund VT-MAE project

Around 6 p.m. yesterday, Mayor Ashton Hayward sent out an "Upwords" newsletter on the VT-MAE project at the Pensacola International Airport. At the end of March, we had reported that the FAA had turned down a request for $3.5 million grant for a runaway extension to the proposed hangar for [...]

Mike Papantonio inducted into Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Mike Papantonio inducted into Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Mike Papantonio, #1 on the 2014 Power List, was recently inducted into The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, which is hosted by Temple University. Here is his HOF write-up: Mike Papantonio is a senior partner at Levin Papantonio, one of the largest plaintiffs’ law firms in America. He has worked [...]

Federal courthouse to get Congressional attention

Federal courthouse to get Congressional attention

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will be in Pensacola tomorrow to inspect the Federal Courthouse. As the daily newspaper has reported, the courthouse is dangerously infested with mold and in need of immediate repairs. The GSA is [...]

TaxWatch argues for improving infrastructure to help tourism

TaxWatch argues for improving infrastructure to help tourism

Florida TaxWatch has a new report out that additional infrastructure investments across the state are needed - primarily in the Miami, Orlando and Tampa areas - to sustaining Florida's positive tourism growth. Tourism employed approximately 1.09 million Floridians in 2013 and has created one job [...]

Silver Airways adds a daily afternoon flight to NOLA

Silver Airways adds a daily afternoon flight to NOLA

Looking for a quick New Orleans gateway? If you can convince your boss that you've got an afternoon meeting on the other side of town, you can catch Silver Airways 3:18 p.m. flight, starting on June 16. However, getting back to Pensacola before the next work day won't be possible. Weekday return [...]

Watch out, Visit Pensacola. Bay County is going after sports tourism, too

Watch out, Visit Pensacola. Bay County is going after sports tourism, too

While Visit Pensacola studies sports tourism and tries to convince the Board of County Commissioners of its importance, the Bay County Tourist Development Council’s approved a master services agreement with The Sports Force, a design and consulting firm specializing in sports complex [...]

NAIOP hold Annual Economic Update May 13

NAIOP hold Annual Economic Update May 13

The Northwest Chapter of the NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association, will hold its Annual Economic Update 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 13 at the Corrine Jones Community Center on Sanders Beach. The speakers will be Mark D. Waterhouse, CEcD and Rick Harper, Ph.D. They address [...]

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