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House passes Triumph bills

March 24, 2017

From The News Service of Florida Northwest Florida counties moved closer Thursday to getting money the state received last year from the multibillion-dollar BP settlement tied to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The House unanimously…


Gulf Power withdraws rate hike

March 20, 2017

In a settlement filed this morning, Gulf Power has withdrawn their proposed fixed charge hike which would have cost consumers nearly $50 every month, regardless of how much power they used. The removal of this increase means that consumers…


Regulators ready to grapple with Gulf Power rates

March 16, 2017

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA State regulators are poised to hear arguments about a request from Gulf Power to raise base electric rates for hundreds of thousands of customers in Northwest Florida, amid…


Chamber announces Triumph Project Submission process

March 15, 2017

The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce has set up an email address for members of the public that wish to make project submissions for Triumph Gulf Coast. The email address is and there is currently…


Chamber supports proposed panhandling ordinance

March 9, 2017

The statement was released today: The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce exists to support the businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs who make up the backbone of our community. Protecting the ability of these businesses to attract customers,…


TaxWatch reports features The Bluffs

March 9, 2017

A new report by Florida TaxWatch, the state’s independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute & government watchdog, finds that the growth of high-tech manufacturing is beneficial to Florida and that investing in the industry now can…


Chamber to recommend Triumph projects

March 7, 2017

Today, the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce announced that it will be recommending projects to be considered for funding by Triumph Gulf Coast. The Chamber will research and study potential projects and provide its recommendations later…