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Finding the right fit for your company

Finding the right fit for your company

When it comes to making a hiring decision, experts agree that you should choose someone who is the right fit for your team. Sharon Pitts, district manager for Kelly Services says, “Almost 70 percent of companies are choosing someone based on whether or not the candidate is a good fit for the company.” While experience […]

Auto Depot conditional-use request denied

Auto Depot conditional-use request denied

When Andy Pike opened Auto Depot on Highway 87 south in Navarre in March it was on one of the three lots he was leasing for the business directly in front of Navarre Auto Repair. The lot was originally approved for used car sales for eight vehicles in 2012. The business grew quickly and Pike […]

Pen Air’s Give a Click campaign gives back to local charities

Pen Air’s Give a Click campaign gives back to local charities

Pen Air Federal Credit Union’s Director of Marketing Pam Hatt came up with a fun way for the bank’s locations to highlight one of their company’s core values: communerosity: the coming together of community and generosity. Each of their 15 locations plus some of the office staff have decorated a wreath in the theme of […]

Commercial building activity steady in Santa Rosa

Commercial building activity steady in Santa Rosa

From a new Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in Pace to Chaver’s Rock Yard in unincorporated Gulf Breeze, commercial building activity is on track to equal or exceed last year’s totals in Santa Rosa County. Through the first nine months, the county issued 42 commercial permits, compared with a full-year total of 56 in 2014, when […]

Wings & Rings location uncertain

Wings & Rings location uncertain

District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson’s announcement Wednesday regarding Buffalo Wings & Rings moving to Navarre was “a bit premature,” according to  restaurateur Glenn Schaible. At Tuesday night’s Holley-Navarre Water System meeting, Schaible presented bills from the same franchise in Ohio and Florida, which convinced the board to lower the initial tap fee from $198,000 for his […]

Economic development group makes hard sell

Economic development group makes hard sell

It’s not easy selling a community to outside businesses and investors. Despite incentives, such as tax breaks and free land, recruiting industry is a challenge, especially when other states are wooing the same companies. Competition can be fierce. Cliff Krut, a certified economic development representative for Gulf Power, explained how Northwest Florida, specifically Santa Rosa […]

Wee Market provides big business opportunity for community

Wee Market provides big business opportunity for community

Holly and Abdul Elassaad have owned Pet Nation in the Shoppes of Navarre for more than a decade. But they have been eager to create opportunities for other small businesses and finally decided it was time to make it happen. And that is where the idea for Wee Market was born. Wee Market will be […]

Two new restaurants coming to Gulf Breeze

Two new restaurants coming to Gulf Breeze

Two new restaurants are coming soon to the 300 block of U.S. Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze proper – a Beef O’ Brady’s sports-themed eatery and a The Fishing Hole. Space that is currently vacant is being readied for both establishments in the shopping center anchored by the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. The new Beef O’Brady’s […]

Tiger Point Golf lease could carry baggage

Tiger Point Golf lease could carry baggage

The consulting company hired by the City of Gulf Breeze to audit Tiger Point Golf Club has rejected buying it, and looming capital costs may complicate the municipality’s latest plan to hand off financial responsibility through a lease to another firm, Integrity Golf in Orlando. Calculations by the Private Club Associates in Georgia, which did […]

Millions refunded due to cramming

Millions refunded due to cramming

The country’s four largest wireless companies – Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Corporation –  have agreed to refund customers $267.5 million following an investigation into unauthorized charges. The Federal Communications Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau led the investigation. According to the FCC website, cramming most often occurs when telephone companies allow other providers of […]

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