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Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces 2016 June Business of the Month

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces 2016 June Business of the Month

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber announced Oak Ridge Gun Range Gulf Breeze as the Chamber’s Business of the Month for June 2016. Oak Ridge Gun Range opened in Gulf Breeze on Father’s Day 2013 and is the area’s state of the art indoor shooting range and full service shop.  They are a non-membership range with […]

Leave fireworks to professionals

Leave fireworks to professionals

Families across the state will shoot off fireworks and light up roman candles in celebration of the birth of our nation this weekend. And they will break the law. Sgt. Rich Alloy, public information officer for the Santa Rosa County Sherriff’s Office said the state law is relatively limiting in what is and is not […]

New Publix awaits environmental plan

New Publix awaits environmental plan

More than 100 acres of greenspace in Holley by the Sea must undergo environmental reclamation as specified by state and federal authorities before the new Publix-anchored Tiger Point Pavilion can be built. Craig Martin, owner of Wetland Services in Pensacola, the developer’s consultant on the project, said he’s working on a preservation and “enhancement” plan […]

Workers’ comp rates take another hit

Workers’ comp rates take another hit

The Florida Supreme Court has struck down yet another pillar of workers’ compensation law, threatening to drive business costs even higher to an estimated 20 percent according to the National Federation of Independent Business in Florida (NFIB). The ruling in Westphal v City of St. Petersburg states the current two year cap on temporary disability […]

Florida Chamber: Homeowners’ insurance rates pushed up by hurricane threat

Florida Chamber: Homeowners’ insurance rates pushed up by hurricane threat

Florida residents pay twice the national average for homeowners insurance according to the Florida Chamber Foundation, and the risk for catastrophic hurricanes may be to blame. East Bay Insurance Agency Principal John Hays handles thousands of homeowners’ insurance policies throughout the state of Florida. He said although the system is complex, the level of risk […]

Days Inn receives national recognition

Days Inn receives national recognition

A complete renovation paid off for Days Inn and Suites Navarre Conference Center this May when it received the 2015 Days Inn Chairman’s Award of Excellence. This distinction is given by Days Inn Worldwide to hotels within the company based on visitor feedback, inspection scores and staff performance. Read the full article in the June […]

Court ruling could increase workers’ compensation costs for businesses

Court ruling could increase workers’ compensation costs for businesses

The Florida Chamber of Commerce met with the Workers’ Comp Task Force via webinar Friday, May 27, to discuss legislation to be proposed to the Florida Legislature to prevent a workers’ compensation rate increase. The increase of 17.1 percent recommended by the National Council on Compensation (NCCI) would raise the amount across the state including […]

Gulf Coast Community Bank is Business of the Month

Gulf Coast Community Bank is Business of the Month

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber announced Tuesday its Business of the Month for May is Gulf Coast Community Bank . Gulf Coast Community Bank officially opened on July 3, 2003, in Downtown Pensacola.  In a short amount of time, they opened additional offices in Pace, on Nine Mile Road and in the Cordova Mall area.  […]

It’s ‘IN the Bag’: Welcome to the neighborhood

It’s ‘IN the Bag’: Welcome to the neighborhood

Sandpaper Marketing, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of “IN the Bag”, a community based program that welcomes new residents and introduces them to the leaders, businesses, organizations, and amenities available to them in the community. New residents will receive an invitation to attend a sponsored welcome reception where they will receive a welcome […]

Lawsuit filed against Navarre Chamber

Lawsuit filed against Navarre Chamber

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and its CEO Judy Morehead are facing a lawsuit filed last week by Tony Hughes, president of Beach Community Bank and chairman of the Military Affairs Council of the chamber. Hughes is seeking damages in excess of $15,000 related to his claims of defamation.  The suit filed in […]

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