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UWF could pay $5000 per football game for use of Maritime Park

UWF could pay $5000 per football game for use of Maritime Park

The CMPA will hold a special executive meeting next Friday, August 8 at 9 a.m. to discuss a proposed park rental agreement with the University of West Florida for its home football games. The two-year agreement gives the university the use of the entire park --stadium, amphitheatre and festival [...]

Will Pensacola get Pot trucks before it has Food trucks

Will Pensacola get Pot trucks before it has Food trucks

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida pot dispensers could truck their product to patients, under a revised rule proposed by health regulators in advance of a workshop Friday about the state's move to a limited type of medical marijuana. The latest plan also would loosen [...]

Ingram negotiates agreement between Escambia County and ECUA on recycling

Ingram negotiates agreement between Escambia County and ECUA on recycling

Today, Representative Clay Ingram released the following statement regarding a potential recycling agreement between Escambia County and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA). “I am pleased to announce that after a series of meetings with administrators from Escambia County and ECUA, [...]

Gulf Power and IHMC sign up for STEM Summer Residency Program

Gulf Power and IHMC sign up for STEM Summer Residency Program

Governor Rick Scott announced today that 19 Florida companies – including Florida IHMC and Gulf Power – are interesting in taking part in the Governor’s new STEM teacher summer residency initiative. The initiative is part of the Governor’s “Jobs for the Next Generation” policy and will [...]

County could have as many as 100 borrow pits; some active, some not; all but one unregulated

County could have as many as 100 borrow pits; some active, some not; all but one unregulated

I was reviewing county records and news articles on Escambia County's feeble attempts to regulate borrow pits. In August 2011, Lloyd Kerr, then-director of Escambia County Planning and Zoning, told the commission that the county had six pits that weren't operating with a license and had at [...]

Viewpoint: Why in the HELL does Pensacola need TWO Chambers of Commerce?

Viewpoint: Why in the HELL does Pensacola need TWO Chambers of Commerce?

By Jibril Sulaiman, president of Pay Cell Systems Hello my name is Jibril Sulaiman. I'm the 33 year old President of a local technology company, Pay Cell Systems and I've been an entrepreneur in Pensacola since the age of 20. Over the years I've gained a level of notoriety in the community as [...]

PNJ owner sees newpaper revenue drop $32 million in second quarter

PNJ owner sees newpaper revenue drop $32 million in second quarter

MediaPost reports that the owner of the Pensacola News Journal, Gannett Company, saw total revenues of its publishing division, which includes the daily's insert USA Today, fall from $904.2 million in the second quarter of 2013 to $867.4 million in the second quarter of 2014. Gannett attributed the [...]

Pensacola Mardi Gras hosts meeting with downtown retailers, July 29

Pensacola Mardi Gras hosts meeting with downtown retailers, July 29

PMGI is hosting a meeting for all downtown retail merchants on Tuesday, July 29 at the Palace Oyster Bar in Seville Quarter starting at 8:30 a.m., to discuss ways to encourage Valentine’s Day Gift shopping and make Downtown retailers accessible during the 2015 Mardi Gras events. Representatives [...]

Innovation Coast announces 2014 Innovation Award finalists

Innovation Coast announces 2014 Innovation Award finalists

Concluding the initial round of evaluations, the 2014 Innovation Awards Business Competition is excited to announce the top 10 finalist companies that will compete on November 7, 2014 for a chance to win cash and prizes valued at $215,000 and present their business cases before a live audience [...]

Gulf Powers joins others in request to scale back energy efficiency goals

Gulf Powers joins others in request to scale back energy efficiency goals

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida's biggest electric providers are asking state regulators this week to let them scale back energy-efficiency programs --- such as rebates for installing solar panels and power-saving appliances --- that they say have become expensive and benefit [...]

Greater Pensacola Chamber votes to create Economic Development spinoff

Greater Pensacola Chamber votes to create Economic Development spinoff

During a special meeting yesterday at Gulf Power Company's Addison Auditorium, the Greater Pensacola Chamber's Board of Directors voted to establish a separate economic development (ED) agency that could continue to work with regional government partners to create jobs and help bring economic [...]

Report: Florida BLue eyes rate increase

Report: Florida BLue eyes rate increase

Major insurer Florida Blue could raise rates in 2015 for people enrolled through the federal health-care exchange after seeing a large number of older and sicker enrollees, Kaiser Health News reported Monday. Patrick Geraghty, chief executive officer of the Jacksonville-based insurer, said the [...]

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