The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs has announced the Pensacola Blue Wahoos as the Don Mincher Organization of the Year. Votes for both awards were received from league general managers. Also Tommy Thrall has been named the Radio Broadcaster of the Year; Ray Sayre Groundskeeper of the Year; and Dan Shugart, sports director at WEAR-TV, the Southern League’s Sports Media Award.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida named Petty Officer First Class Fredrick “Josh” Amerine as 2014-2015 Military Big of the Year. He was presented the Ron Mobayed award at Corry Station. The Ron Mobayed Award was established as a memorial to the life of Lt. Ronald Joseph Mobayed, who was an outstanding Big Brother while he was stationed in Pensacola for flight training. Tragically, Ron and his crew were killed in the line of duty on October 3, 1995.
City Housing Department
At the Florida Housing Coalition’s 28th Annual Statewide Affordable Housing Conference, the City of Pensacola’s State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program was recognized as a model for leveraging SHIP in support of Affordable Housing in the community.
TECHSOFT & IRIS
Technical Software Services, Inc. (TECHSOFT) and Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems (IRIS) were named to the Florida Companies to Watch list, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL.