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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.

How does Chamber spend County money?

We made a record request of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce to find out how it spends the money it receives from the County. We received their Form 990 Tax Return for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/08 and the expense reports for the Visitor Information Center, Military Development and [...]

GOP roundup

Our Congressman, Jeff Miller, has endorsed Marco Polo Rubio who is running for the GOP nomination for the US Senate against Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. Some local Republicans are scratching their heads at why Miller would step out so soon. Crist is not getting many endorsements from Conservative [...]

Oops, State Attorney Meggs released Sansom testimony

State Attorney Willie Meggs' office accidentally released Ray Sansom's testimony to the Tallahassee grand jury to three media outlets, St. Pete Times, Palm Beach Post and the Bay Beacon in Niceville, late last week. For a short while, the St. Pete Times had it posted on its website, but later [...]

IN celebrates 10th Anniversary

IN celebrates 10th Anniversary

Join us today at The Fish House Deck for our 10th Anniversary Party from 5:30-7 p.m.

No more cuts by Magaha

Spoke with Lisa Bernau, Chief Deputy for Escambia County Clerk of Courts/Comptroller Ernie Lee Magaha, about the change in funding for the Clerk that will go into effect July 1. Other clerks around the state are announcing huge layoffs because of the change which will place their funding under the [...]

City Council goals

The Pensacola City Council has a goal-setting session on Tuesday, June 30 at 9 a.m. Sam Hall and Larry Johnson have shared their five goals: Larry Johnson ~ Green Community Encouraging green buildings. Our city leading by example with all future buildings at least silver LEEDS [...]

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