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Lowe’s offers grants to minority-owned businesses

Lowe’s closes its first round of grant applications for $25 million in small business grants for minority-owned businesses on Wednesday. Lowe’s hopes its donation will…

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Micro-grant program for black-owned small businesses

The Spring Entrepreneur Hub is launching its Black-Owned Small Business Micro-grant Program that provide grants to eligible black-owned small businesses in Escambia County. Each micro-grant…

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School bond ratings revised to ‘negative’ outlook

Fitch Ratings is concerned about the future of the Escambia County School District’s finances because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We can expect other municipal bond…

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IP seeks grant applicants

The International Paper Pensacola Mill is accepting applications for International Paper Foundation grants at www.ipgiving.com through Monday, July 6. In 2019, the foundation awarded $65,000…

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Entrecon lands Mardia Shands as keynote

Shands serves as the chief diversity officer for TriHeath, the fourth-largest employer in Greater Cincinnati and brings with her extensive experience in workforce development, social impact,…

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Posted in Business Escambia County Pensacola

Small business loans handed out

Yesterday morning, Kelly Massey of the UWF Small Business Development Center presented to the Escambia County Commission the list of 50 businesses were awarded Escambia…

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Ca c’est bon: Louisiana tourists can now vacation on Pensacola Beach

Escambia County  has updated its short-term vacation rental plan.  Now Louisianna  residents are allowed to vacation.   Good thing, since we’ve seen plenty of Louisiana tags…

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Second round for COVID-19 Recovery Grant from Gulf Power

FLoridaWest announced today that Gulf Power, in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UWF, is funding a second round of the Northwest Florida Small Business…

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Posted in Business Escambia County Health

Thursday a.m. briefing

I had a phone conversation with Christine Freer, DOH Escambia PIO, and sent her my spreadsheet on the spike in COVID-19 cases from May 30-June…

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