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Okaloosa developer finances medical pot nursery

July 14, 2016

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Panhandle developer Jay Odom is bankrolling a Northeast Florida operation licensed by health officials to grow, process and distribute non-euphoric marijuana products, a lawyer for Chestnut Hill Tree…

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Business Pensacola

Century Town Council approves food trucks

July 14, 2016

NorthEscambia.com reports that tThe Town of Century has voted to allow food trucks and other portable food vendors to purchase a business license. When Sonny’s BBQ pays $26.25 for a license, it will be able to…

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Business

Study Reveals The Characteristics of Good Leaders

July 12, 2016

Researchers at PsychTests analyzed the personality profile of 7,379 leaders who took their Leadership Style Test. When comparing excellent to poor leaders, 20 distinct differences stood out: · 84% of the excellent leaders have a clear…

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Business

Gas prices drop for another week

July 11, 2016

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola have fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 249 gas outlets in Pensacola. This compares with the national average…

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Business

2015 Tough Mudder Race had $1.5M impact

July 11, 2016

Santa Rosa County and the surrounding northwest Florida area saw a generous economic impact from this spring’s Tough Mudder event. Nearly 6,000 participants turned out for the hardcore obstacle endurance course held at the Ates Ranch…

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Business Education

How to get a job in Pensacola [podcast]

July 9, 2016

Pensacola has the third best job market in the state of Florida. Dr. Katie Hudon, Assistant Director of Career Services and an instructor at UWF, discusses on “Pensacola Speaks” how the school connects students with job…

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Business

Case could force pot grower to reveal investors

July 9, 2016

Editor’s note: Watch this case closely. The list of investors in Loop’s Nursery’s medical marijuana growing venture could be a who’s who of Pensacola. STATE PUSHES TO RELEASE INVESTOR NAMES IN POT DISPUTE By DARA KAM…

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Business

Jacksonville lands Mercedes-Benz

July 6, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA, a division of Daimler AG, will move an engineering division from New Jersey to Florida, adding about 50 jobs to the company’s Jacksonville facility, Gov. Rick Scott’s office announced Tuesday. “I am proud to…

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Business

Gas prices drop, cheapest July 4 weekend in 11 years

July 5, 2016

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 249 gas outlets in Pensacola. This compares with the national average…