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Jan 29, 2021

Tourism committee meets to help Navarre Beach flourish

Navarre Beach draws people with its white sands and small beach town feel. That is why many tourists make it their vacation destination.

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Zoom meeting for its Hospitality and Tourism Committee last Tuesday afternoon to discuss ways for tourism to flourish on Navarre Beach.

Jan 27, 2021

Local hotels faring better than rest of industry

The pandemic which devastated the hotel industry nationwide has been kinder to local properties.

Navarre, which has several hotels, saw tourism edge back in the summer and rebound heavily in the fall.

Jan 14, 2021

Navarre Chamber announces new leaders, postpones gala

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has named its chair of the board and chair-elect for 2021. Sarah Skelly, DO, a physician at Dr. Bawa and Associates, is now serving as chair of the board and Gretchen Carter, owner of Organized Occasions and Grocery Concierge, has been named chair-elect.

“The Chamber is honored to have such wonderful business and community volunteers in our leadership succession,” said Monica Meyer, the outgoing 2020 chair of the board.

Jan 13, 2021

Are you hungry, Navarre?

Currently Navarre has four groceries stores within a five-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 98.

That’s about one grocery store to every 11,000 residents. And there’s more on the way with construction and renovation plans expanding Navarre’s options for filling the fridge and pantry.

Jan 11, 2021

Gulf Breeze chamber announces new president

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its selection of a new Chamber President and CEO

Grace Arneault, who recently graduated from the University of West Florida with a Master’s degree in Business Administration, has accepted the position and will start this week. She will work closely with outgoing chamber president, Kristen Rhodes, over the next 30 days to ensure a strong and smooth transition.

Jan 6, 2021

Food truck explosion victim back to work

Harvest Village got a special visit Saturday from the British Pedlar’s food truck, which was temporarily put out of commission last year after an explosion that burned the truck’s manager, Chrissy Barnes.

Jan 4, 2021

Business Year in Review

The Boulevard changes shape The movie theater is out. Upscale apartments are in, and there will be a new water tower, too. Navarre’s largest planned development, The Boulevard, morphed in many ways over the last few months from the original concept. The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual roundtable Aug. 18 to […]

Dec 22, 2020

Do you have the look? Santa recruiter wants you!

It started with Craigslist and a help-wanted post seeking elves – Santa’s elves.

Yolanda Navarrete, who lives in New Jersey but spends as much time as possible in Navarre each year, decided being an elf sounded fun.

Dec 17, 2020

New ER busy, two more nearing completion

Navarre is set to get two new emergency rooms in the first half of 2021, greatly increasing the access to medical care in an area largely lacking services.

Dec 10, 2020

Cash still king for nonprofits in need

Giving Tuesday filled inboxes and social media feeds with pleas from local and even global nonprofits asking for donations and volunteers.
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