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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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The role of TDC in the decision to give $5.5 million to Visit Pensacola

Ron Ellington, his hoteliers and the Escambia County Commission are jumping over a very important step in their rush to give control of $5.5 million…

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Time to call bulls#$t

Ron Ellington made several commitments to use local marketing firms and talent for his new group’s tourism efforts. The requests by the commissioners came from…

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Buzz: Chamber lawsuit dismissed

This morning, Judge Boles dismissed the lawsuits by the former CFO of the Greater Pensacola Chamber, Brian McBroom, against the chamber and its former CEO…

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Double standard for tourism

Any organization that comes from the Escambia County Commission for funds has had to show that they are viable corporation, especially if they are a…

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