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Crist picks up key endorsements

Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart and his brother Mario, who is also a Congressman, have endorsed Gov. Charlie Crist for the U.S. Senate. These two staunch conservative Cuban-Americans are a boost to Crist's campaign that has been lacking in GOP endorsements.

Southern Heroes sought

Press Release SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), announced today it has launched its fifth Southern Heroes promotion. From now through Aug. 31, 2009, go to www.southernheroes.com to nominate a small business, business professional or work team from Alabama, Florida, Georgia or [...]

State attorney has Valentino computer

Commissioner Gene Valentino has turned over his personal computer to the state attorney's office which is investigating a complaint by atty. Greg Smith that the commissioner had not released all his emails regarding a bingo casino on Perdido Key. We discovered that Valentino no longer had his [...]

Newest PEDC member suggests name change

This email was forwarded to me by Rhette Anderson, the newest PEDC member: From: Rhettean To: blandrum@amstaff.com, ttait@whitneybank.com, fdonovansr@baskervilledonovan.com CC: eemerson@pensacolachamber.com, cwood@pensacolachamber.com, sasarisi@osullivancreel.com Sent: 7/1/2009 12:50:01 P.M. [...]

Five nominated for Judge

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the First Judicial Circuit has submitted five names to Gov. Charlie Crist to fill the Escambia County Court vacancy resulting from the retirement of Judge G.J. Roark, III: Tom Dannheisser (Santa Rosa County Attorney) Michelle A. Inere Fred T. Ratchford, [...]

More PEDC notes

The meeting was heavily attended. All PEDC members were present: Gene Valentino, Sam Hall, Century Mayor Freddie McCall, Comm. Kevin White, Councilwoman Maren DeWeese, Mort O'Sullivan, Collier Merrill, and Rhette Anderson. Blaise Adams participated over a speaker phone. The meeting was held in [...]

ED battle is over

The battle of the Economic Development plans is over. Councilman Sam Hall made a motion today at the PEDC meeting for the body to let both the Escambia County Commission and the Pensacola City Council the PEDC's preference for the plan proposed by the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. The [...]

PEDA structure modified

Commissioner Gene Valentino may offer a new structure for his proposed Pensacola Economic Development Authority when he appears before the PEDC this morning. We received a copy of the new structure which calls for PEDA board nominations to be made by various groups: Pensacola, County, Century, [...]

Crist and Meek lead Mason-Dixon poll

Among likely GOP voters, Rubio has a name recognition problem with nearly half for them not knowing who the former House Speaker is. Recognize Favorably: Charlie Crist 49% Marco Rubio 24% Unfavorably: Crist 22%, Rubio 5% Neutral: Crist 29%, Rubio 23% Don't recognize name: Crist 0%, Rubio [...]

Pensapedia Reaches 2,000 Articles

Press Release: Pensapedia ( http://www.pensapedia.com ), a wiki-style online encyclopedia for the Pensacola area, has reached a major milestone with the creation of its 2,000th article, "Henry C. Mustin." The article was created on June 25 and includes information about Henry Croskey Mustin, [...]

Maren DeWeese releases goals

Councilwoman Maren DeWeese has released her goals for the upcoming City Council workshop: Establish an Education Funding Committee to evaluate scholarships through Pensacola Promise that will be used as an economic development tool. Improve Quality of Life through neighborhood partnerships [...]

Top local firms named Best Places to Work

The Studer Group and Landrum Human Resource Companies, Inc. have been named among the “Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America” by The Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. and the Society for Human Resource Management. Studer is ranked No. 11 and Landrum is No. 18.

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