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How Tampa Bay area does economic development

I got this email today: TAMPA BAY PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHES NEW REGIONAL MARKETING INITIATIVES Economic development organization blends cutting-edge technology with hands-on approach TAMPA BAY, FLA….

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Chamber speaks out against lodging industry plan

The rush for approval of the structure, budget and transition plan for Visit Pensacola, the new entity created by the lodging industry, to assume control…

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Studer Group Ranked Seventh on Great Place to Work 2013 Best Small & Medium Workplaces List

Studer Group was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best small workplaces in the United States on their annual 2013 Best…

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TDC approves Visit Pensacola governance. Others are not as positive

Last night, the Escambia County Tourism Development Council met to hear from Ron Ellington about Visit Pensacola, the new entity that has been proposed to…

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Visit Pensacola bylaws ensure lodging industry control

Tale of Two Bylaws Ron Ellington drafted on July 10 a set of bylaws for Visit Pensacola that he shared with the Greater Pensacola Chamber…

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Visit Pensacola tabled until next week

The hoteliers delivered yesterday the bylaw, transition plan with the chamber and business plan for Visit Pensacola, the new “independent” corporation that they want to…

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Posted in Business Escambia County

Ellington had plenty of time to give BCC and public more details (draft Visit Pensacola bylaws)

Ellington’s history with the tourism budget goes back beyond the last few weeks: From: Ron Ellington Sent: Monday, July 08, 2013 7:53 PM To: Gene…

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Posted in Business Escambia County

Lobbyist tried to dictate who would represent the arts community on new tourism board

Ron Ellington, paid lobbyist for the hotel industry, apparently has his Visit Pensacola board chosen to run tourism for Escambia County. According to David Bear,…

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Buzz: Visit Pensacola added to next TDC agenda

Just got a phone call. Visit Pensacola has been added to the Sept. 17 meeting of the Escambia County Tourism Council. Will the TDC be…

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