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TC’s Front Porch is a dining destination in Navarre

TC’s Front Porch is a dining destination in Navarre

Looking for a good place to eat in Navarre? TC’s Front Porch is the perfect destination. The numbers will tell you as much as the popular café-style restaurant at 8552 Navarre Parkway, which is just west of the Navarre Beach Bridge, reached a significant milestone. “On August 3rd we surpassed $1 million in sales for […]

Santa Rosa tourists here for friends, stay for events

Santa Rosa tourists here for friends, stay for events

County Commissioners and Tourist Development Council (TDC) members gained insight into the impact of tourism in the county last week as the University of West Florida Haas Center unveiled the Tourism Market Economic Impact Study. This yearlong effort examined many aspects of tourism including spending by visitors, where visitors were coming from and how this […]

Opportunity occupations give financial boost to skilled workers

Opportunity occupations give financial boost to skilled workers

  Workers do not need a bachelor’s degree to make a livable wage. Research by the Center for Human Capital Studies, a part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, reveals that while degrees do typically mean higher wages, a group of workers with little or no college training is pulling in big dollars thanks […]

Food bank dependent on Stamp out Hunger Campaign

Food bank dependent on Stamp out Hunger Campaign

  There are shelves inside the food bank at Good Neighbor Thrift Store in Navarre that are empty, the supply dwindling down long before it normally does. That’s why store manager Cheryl Fromularo is so intent on making sure the word gets out about the Stamp Out Hunger campaign in May because food collected from […]

Tourism boosted by sports

Tourism boosted by sports

Sports is packing a punch on the field and in the local economy this week. A total of 13 college women’s golf teams were on the course at Hidden Creek Monday and Tuesday competing in the University of West Florida’s Argonaut Invitational. Featured in the April 5 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Chamber defamation lawsuit settled out of court

Chamber defamation lawsuit settled out of court

  A defamation lawsuit filed by Tony Hughes, president of Beach Community Bank, against the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and its previous CEO, Judy Morehead, has been settled out of court under undisclosed terms. The suit was filed in May 2016 in the First Judicial Circuit Court and alleged that Morehead made false […]

Williamses among the great residents at The Beacon

Williamses among the great residents at The Beacon

    Rhys and Joyce Williams were recently picked as the residents of the week at the The Beacon in Gulf Breeze. Rhys served in the Air Force during the Korean War and owned several different businesses, including a gardening center, a restaurant, home and art boutiques and also was involved the real estate business. […]

Agriculture makes millions in Santa Rosa

Agriculture makes millions in Santa Rosa

While data show that large drivers of Santa Rosa’s economy are the military bases and blooming tourism industry, there is another arm of the economy doing some heavy financial lifting, and it covers more than half of Santa Rosa County. Agriculture produced nearly $79 million in crops, timber and lumber in Santa Rosa County in […]

Break the rules and close more sales

Break the rules and close more sales

  Closing sales can be a lucrative business, but it is highly competitive. Sales professionals are often faced with several “nos” before they hit that “yes.” It is a job of constantly developing leads and dead ends are inevitable. Read the full article in the Mar. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Five things to know: Santa Rosa County Economic Strategic Plan

Five things to know: Santa Rosa County Economic Strategic Plan

The survey is in on how Santa Rosa County’s economy stacks up. The county has signed a contract for $120,000 with Garner Economics, LLC to create an Economic Strategic Plan for the county’s economic development. Read the full article in the Mar. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Last-minute push to get insurance measure passed

Last-minute push to get insurance measure passed

After a pipe broke and leaked water into her home, Darleen Masturzo of Davenport, Florida, said she was forced out for months by a contract company abusing its power on her behalf. Masturzo said the company came in making promises to handle everything and asked Masturzo to sign a contract right away. Read the full […]

Get your cooling system ready for the heat

Get your cooling system ready for the heat

  Warm weather has arrived and that means air conditioning systems are about to be running at full blast. One Hour Air Heating and Cooling can help you get ready for the heat wave with its latest special. Customers can save $44 on a preseason maintenance check. The cost is currently $55. It normally runs […]

Wind mitigation short-term investment brings long-term savings

Wind mitigation short-term investment brings long-term savings

Floridians can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year on homeowners insurance thanks to legislation dating back to 2002, but some homeowners have not taken advantage of the price break. The law allows consumers to reduce their wind insurance premiums by making certain wind-mitigating improvements to their homes, and it rewards homeowners who […]

Economic health fuels real estate market

Economic health fuels real estate market

The county’s real estate market has largely come back to pre-recession levels, said economist Rick Harper. Harper, the economic advisor for Triumph and retired analyst for the University of West Florida, made a presentation on the current state of the economy and its effect on real estate in Santa Rosa County Feb. 14 to the […]

University Lending Group – Top Ranked Lender for Santa Rosa!

University Lending Group – Top Ranked Lender for Santa Rosa!

What does it take to be ranked as the #1 Lender in any market? It starts with a thankful heart. Ask Stacy Wright, Jennifer Gomes, Victoria Lombard and Courtney Hatten, and they will tell you it is also about “roots”. These Mortgage Professionals believe to serve their industry they first must willingly serve their community. […]

Fresh begins here – Hungry Howie’s

Fresh begins here – Hungry Howie’s

What is this odd looking thing? What is it used for? How is this thing the beginning of fresh? Pictured here is a dough hook attachment for an industrial mixer. Every day, several times a day, every Hungry Howie’s location, including the one here in Navarre, lowers a hook like this into a mixture of […]

Bank health in Navarre by the numbers

Bank health in Navarre by the numbers

Bank failures ran rampant during the Great Recession, but thanks to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and, for credit unions, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) many of the losses were covered. For accounts with less than $250,000, these federal agencies insure consumers’ money, but unhealthy banks come with other problems, said Ken Tumin. […]

Navarre United Futbol Club continues to grow

Navarre United Futbol Club continues to grow

  When Navarre United Futbol Club was relaunched a year ago, it had just 60 players. More than a year later, the number has doubled. In fact, there are 30 more players playing soccer for Navarre United now than there were in the fall. Director of coaching Dan Baccarini is thrilled. “Where we are from […]

Super Bowl spending on the rise

Super Bowl spending on the rise

While TV viewership for the biggest sporting event in the U.S. is expected to be roughly on par with last year’s, projected spending has jumped to $15.3 billion for Super Bowl LII, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Super Bowl survey. As the Philadelphia Eagles square off with the New England Patriots, about 188.5 […]

Meal matches the view at Beach House Bar and Grille

Meal matches the view at Beach House Bar and Grille

Since opening in June, Beach House Bar and Grille on Navarre Beach has prided itself on providing customers with a great meal and quality service. “Our menu is simple and we concentrate on using fresh ingredients,” executive chef Tricia Horton said. “We also have a friendly staff.” Horton’s goal is to provide each customer with […]

Lawmakers tackle property insurance abuse

Lawmakers tackle property insurance abuse

Legislation to put stricter requirements on assignment of benefits (AOB) insurance claims has passed the Florida House of Representatives amid vocal support from the insurance industry. The AOB issue for years has been plaguing the state’s insurance industry, which contends that the current law artificially raises the cost of property repairs and subsequently drives up […]

New chamber leaders on board

New chamber leaders on board

Aloy sets sights on next 30 years As the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce rings in its 30-year anniversary, a new woman has taken the lead as chairman of the board of directors. Karen Aloy is no stranger to leadership within the chamber. Just six months into her initial membership, Aloy was asked to step […]

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