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Pet Nation aims to curb rabbit abandonment

Pet Nation aims to curb rabbit abandonment

Amid an uptick in rabbit abandonment, Pet Nation in Navarre will no longer be offering rabbits for sale. The decision was made after store owner Holly Elassaad saw several abandoned pet bunnies show up on the Navarre Lost and Found Pets Facebook page.   Read the full article in the Aug. 15 issue of Navarre […]

Feel safe and secure with WatchDog Security and Sound

Feel safe and secure with WatchDog Security and Sound

  Rest assured that if you are interested in the best in security and sound for your home or small business, and you want great customer service along with it, WatchDog Security and Sound in Navarre is your best option. Owner and President of Sales Stan Hovanec brings no shortage of experience to the table. […]

Good Neighbor is an asset to the Navarre community

Good Neighbor is an asset to the Navarre community

  Good Neighbor Thrift Store is an asset to the Navarre community. Whether it’s clothing for back to school shoppers at a bargain price, gift ideas for the holidays or finding household items such as furniture, dishes and even electronics, Good Neighbor has you covered. And the money made at the store serves a bigger […]

Ecotourism, voluntourism growing

Ecotourism, voluntourism growing

Vacation does not necessarily translate to lounging anymore. Around the world, tourism trends have headed in a new direction with travelers rolling up their sleeves and working to mitigate their impact on the planet during their time away from the daily grind.   Read the full article in the Aug. 15 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Waitr food delivery service coming to Navarre

Waitr food delivery service coming to Navarre

On-demand restaurant delivery service Waitr announced this week it will launch an expansion into Navarre. The food delivery app makes its debut with the official launch party set for Thursday, Aug. 15. The company’s success in Pensacola and surrounding areas prompted the additional expansion according to a press release.   Read the full article in […]

Property owners see average 4.7% insurance increase

Property owners see average 4.7% insurance increase

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) established the 2019 personal and commercial property insurance rates for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens) July 29. Citizens announced June 19 that their Board of Governors had approved revised 2019 rates to reflect the projected impact of Assignment of Benefits (AOB) reforms enacted during the 2019 Legislative Session. […]

SOD WEB WORMS POSING A MAJOR THREAT TO AREA LAWNS

SOD WEB WORMS POSING A MAJOR THREAT TO AREA LAWNS

Skip Orth, owner of Father and Son Pest and Lawn Solutions and author of the book What Every Homeowner Along The Emerald Coast Needs To Know About Lawn Care says that lawns along the Emerald Coast are now experiencing a major onslaught from a tiny caterpillar called a sod web worm. Orth explains “Sod web […]

Welcome home, chamber!

Welcome home, chamber!

After 42 years of serving the business community, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce officially came home July 31 with a celebratory ribbon cutting on their new building. The conference room, halls and lobby were packed with supporters to celebrate the opening of the new Navarre Chamber Information Center. Read the full article in […]

Truck driver training coming to Santa Rosa industrial park

Truck driver training coming to Santa Rosa industrial park

As demand for commercial tractor-trailer drivers across the country soars, Santa Rosa County students will soon be able to secure a commercial driver’s license (CDL) locally. County commissioners approved a deal July 25 with Pensacola State College to offer land in the Santa Rosa Industrial Park East for creation of a new truck driver training […]

A heavenly boutique Heavenly Shades and Handbags

A heavenly boutique Heavenly Shades and Handbags

  Deolinda Phillips has been selling her boutique items across the country for more than 20 years. Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, she came to Navarre after visiting family in Fort Walton Beach. Locally, she is seen regularly at the Gulf Breeze Flea Market and the Eglin Air Force Base Exchange. And she definitely has […]

Comfort Club membership benefits for less than $30 per month

Comfort Club membership benefits for less than $30 per month

Looking for peace of mind and avoiding having to deal with a third party? One Hour Air has you covered. Back by popular demand, One Hour Air now offers three monthly in-house plans that cover air conditioning and heating, plumbing and electric. The plans are available to customers for as little as 86 cents a […]

Five things to know: Instagram for business

Five things to know: Instagram for business

Social media has enabled businesses to connect to customers in new and sometimes exciting ways if they can crack the code of ideal posting. As the audience on these platforms continues to grow, Instagram is one of the tools in the business owners’ toolbox of promotion, said Monica McBrien, community outreach specialist for the Santa […]

What’s your exit strategy?

What’s your exit strategy?

More than one in three small-business owners (39%) plan to rely on selling their business to fund their retirement, according to a 2017 study by Capital One. Edward Jones financial advisor Monica Meyer said that trend is concerning because this is far from a reliable business exit strategy.   Read the full article in the […]

Connect with OneconnectionIT for your IT needs

Connect with OneconnectionIT for your IT needs

Andres Plaza has no shortage of experience in the IT world. The Chief Executive Officer of OneconnectionIT, Plaza is equipped to provide the best IT service around to businesses big and small right here in Navarre and beyond. In fact, Plaza still does IT work remotely for a restaurant chain in California. Plaza has been […]

Local SBDC takes top awards for small business support

Local SBDC takes top awards for small business support

Local efforts to support small businesses received statewide kudos last month as the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network handed out its annual awards. Navarre’s own Adam McCloskey received the Florida State Star Award for his work.   Read the full article in the July 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Co-work spaces offer flexibility, collaboration for entrepreneurs

Co-work spaces offer flexibility, collaboration for entrepreneurs

Being a business does not always mean having a location. The overhead cost of owning or even renting a building or storefront can be cost prohibitive for small businesses.   Read the full article in the July 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to […]

Staff at The Beacon takes pride in providing great care

Staff at The Beacon takes pride in providing great care

    The Beacon in Gulf Breeze is an assisted-living facility that prides itself on its wonderful staff. With around 45 employees on the health care staff, 24-7 care is provided to the residents. The staff includes resident assistants, certified nursing assistants and medication technicians. Everyone on the staff truly cares about the residents and […]

Juana’s celebrates 30 years

Juana’s celebrates 30 years

Coming over the bridge onto Navarre Beach, a distinct roof line of green metal and thatch peaks have greeted beach goers for decades. But the Navarre Beach staple known as Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors Grill was not always the complex of booming business it is today.   Read the full article in the June 27 […]

County gets to down to business with StRIVE

County gets to down to business with StRIVE

Businesses across Santa Rosa County are set to get a facelift thanks to the first round of StRIVE grants set for approval this week. The StRIVE (Santa Rosa Improvement Vitalization Enterprise) program was proposed by Chairman Sam Parker in January.     Read the full article in the June 27 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Reno’s Reptiles take over East River

Reno’s Reptiles take over East River

Patrons of East River Smokehouse are in for a surprise this summer as critters that slither, swim and crawl come to visit. Reno’s Reptiles brought its menagerie of scaly friends to meet with visitors and offer up education.     Read the full article in the June 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Businesses must plan for disaster

Businesses must plan for disaster

One in four businesses never reopen following a natural disaster, and 90% of businesses that do not get back up and running in five days will ultimately fail, according to the Small Business Development Center at University of West Florida (SBDC). A business continuity plan can help mitigate that risk said SBDC business consultant Ayesha […]

Arnett Septic available anytime to deal with problems

Arnett Septic available anytime to deal with problems

  It’s never a good time to have a septic problem at the house. But dealing with the stinky situation could be especially worse on the weekend when most repair businesses are closed. That is why Arnett Septic is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. “When you have sewage coming up […]

Paradise gets tourism council thumbs-up

Paradise gets tourism council thumbs-up

Paradise Advertising has likely secured yet another three years of representing Santa Rosa County’s tourism image and the more than $750,000 annually that comes with it. The St. Petersburg-based destination advertising and marketing firm was put forward unanimously as the top pick by a selection committee of local tourism professionals after a competitive request for […]

New Santa Rosa Medical Center open

New Santa Rosa Medical Center open

Santa Rosa Medical Center’s Dr. Robert Dimick, Dr. Tayisha Vilceus, Dr. Michael Barber, Dr. Sarah Skelly, Monica Vitale, MA, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Danielle Ostrowski, Office Coordinator Beth Cover, Practice Director Nichole Butts, LPN Sharon Yeomans and Physician Assistant Charles Windfelder, Jr. celebrated an open house Saturday for their new facility at the corner of […]

Santa Rosa not so small business friendly

Santa Rosa not so small business friendly

When Ken Walters prepared to open the Grey Tap Room in Navarre, he went through the proper county processes. He said he wanted to be sure to do things the right way. Walters got approved site plans after months of back and forth with county staff, and planted the trees as required from his plan […]

Chamber capital campaign has strong start

Chamber capital campaign has strong start

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its capital campaign for a new permanent home May 31 with a big announcement. The chamber secured $55,000 in beginning donations for the campaign to purchase the building and property at 1804 Prado Street in the heart of Navarre.   Read the full article in […]

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