Buzz: Visit Pensacola wins more awards

September 27, 2011

Last night the Flagler Awards were given out at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Visit Pensacola with help of EW Bullock Associates won two 1st place awards and one 2nd place award. The Flagler Awards were…


Buzz: Grover & Collier saved Ascend jobs

September 23, 2011

The Ascend expansion also never happened, but for the work then-Escambia County Commission Chairman Grover Robinson and Chamber Chairman Collier Merrill. Several Ascent executives came to the Chamber’s economic development recruitment event at the Hilton during…


Buzz: TDC not going away

September 20, 2011

Perdido Key Chamber Chairwoman Alison Davenport doesn’t have to worry about the Tourism Development Commission going way. It was formed by legislative act and can’t be easily dissolved without also doing away with the bed tax…

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Buzz: Old Stinky gone by Feb 2012

September 13, 2011

Emerald Coast Utilities Authority Executive Director Steve Sorrell told the Chamber board yesterday that the demolition contractor is onsite and the Main Street Sewage Treatment Plant should be demolished in six months.…


Buzz: More come forward on Hizer

September 12, 2011

I received confirmation from an independent source that Denis McKinnon and Chamber CEO Jim Hizer met with shortly after Hizer started at the Chamber. The issue of separating the tourism from the Chamber was brought up…


Buzz: Hixer may have known about TDC meetings

September 9, 2011

I’ve been contacted by more than one Chamber insider who have described a February management team meeting at the Pensacola Chamber where Ed Schroeder instructed to provide research and assistance to the McKinnon and the hotel…

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Buzz:Red Snapper advisory called charade

September 7, 2011

GULF COUNCIL RED SNAPPER ADVISORY PANEL MEMBER RESIGNS; CALLS THE PROCESS “A CHARADE” Citing emails from Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Red Snapper Advisory Panel member Captain Dale Perkins resigned…


Buzz: Mayor creates Pensacola challenge coin

September 1, 2011

Mayor Ashton Hayward now carries a challenge coin bearing the seal of the City of Pensacola. For a military town like Pensacola that are fitting. A challenge coin is a medallion that bears an organization’s insignia…

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Buzz: Thomas out to close A.A. Dixon

August 30, 2011

The word from the Pace Boulevard Palace (Escambia Co. School Administration office) is Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has made up his mind about closing the A.A. Dixon Charter School. Even though Thomas and School Board have given…


Buzz: Etheredge new Chamber VP

August 29, 2011

KC Etheredge has been named the new Vice President of Membership and Investor Development at the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. KC was most recently the Director of Alumni Relations at the University of West…

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Buzz: GLA students coming from all over district

August 22, 2011

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas promised the public that only students inside the school’s attendance zone (inner-city of Pensacola) would be allowed to attend the new Global Learning Academy by his office on Pace Boulevard. It’s not going…


Buzz: UWF to announce football program

August 16, 2011

There is a buzz that the University of West Florida will announce at its kick-off pep rally that the university will launch a football program. The pep rally will be Thursday, August 18 at the UWF…

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Buzz: Deluna Fest lands big act

August 14, 2011

Scott Mitchell called to say that DeLuna Fest has signed its headliner and will be announcing it next week. No amount of beers could pry the name from him. Earlier rumors included Tom Petty, Coldplay and…

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Buzz: Eyes on City Hall

August 8, 2011

At 11 a.m. today, Mayor Ashton Hayward will deliver his first State of the City address and his first budget to the Pensacola City Council and the citizens of Pensacola. It will be streamed live on…