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Southern Specialty popular shopping destination in Navarre

Southern Specialty popular shopping destination in Navarre

  Recently a customer said spending time in Southern Specialty was like hanging out in “Truvy’s Beauty Salon” on Steel Magnolias. And anyone who spends any time at all in this precious store would probably agree with this claim. And why wouldn’t it be? Southern Specialty, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 […]

Tiger Point plaza sees new wave of retail, dining

Tiger Point plaza sees new wave of retail, dining

At least three new restaurants and a variety of retail opportunities are set to open their doors in the Tiger Point shopping center where Publix opened in January. The shopping complex that offers multiple rental spaces for other retailers is completed, and Amber Hightower Dedeaux of Vallas Realty said the company is working on finishing […]

Study’s verdict: Business incubator viable but costly

Study’s verdict: Business incubator viable but costly

The results are in, and Santa Rosa County would stand to gain a lot from a business incubator. But the costs could exceed the benefits, at least in the short term. Florida State University Applied Economics graduate students Patrick Mas, Holt Johnson and Courtney Clark were tasked by their professors with studying the viability, impact […]

Feel right at home at Carmelita’s

Feel right at home at Carmelita’s

Carmelita’s Nails and Boutique is back. The new location, opened in 2016, is at 5443 Gulf Breeze Parkway right next to Midway Mini Storage. The salon is co-owned by Larry Wetzel and Carmelita Winn and customers who stop by will be greeted with a friendly smile and treated like family when they stop into the […]

Navarre, Pace show business growth parallels

Navarre, Pace show business growth parallels

According to business license data in Santa Rosa County, Navarre is the second fastest growing area in the county when it comes to new business. More than 2,000 businesses received new licenses tied to Santa Rosa addresses between 2017 and June 2018. Read the full article in the July 26 issue of Navarre Press. Click here […]

One Hour Air prides itself on looking at the entire picture

One Hour Air prides itself on looking at the entire picture

  Indoor air quality isn’t linked just to the air conditioning unit itself. “It’s also about how the air is in the duct work,” One Hour Air operations manager Riley Allsbrook said. “If there are problems with the duct work, it can affect your entire system.” So, when One Hour Air takes a trip out […]

Airbnb-style rentals prove hard to track

Airbnb-style rentals prove hard to track

For visitors wanting to get the full experience of living in another place in the way a local would, websites like Airbnb and VRBO offer a unique chance to try out the living quarters of a different community for the day. A quick search of these sites for an August weekend near Navarre Beach turns […]

Beer crafters turn hobby into profession

Beer crafters turn hobby into profession

From hipsters posting Instagram pics of the newest IPA at their local pub to military veterans brewing in their backyards, the United States loves its beer. And with that love has come an infatuation with homegrown breweries, known as microbreweries. Read the full article in the July 12 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Florida right-to-work law means little change from court ruling

Florida right-to-work law means little change from court ruling

While a U.S. Supreme Court ruling could have major impact on the funding of public sector unions in many states, existing Florida laws mean the decision will likely have little consequence here. In Janus v. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), the high court June 27 struck down laws in some states […]

Citizens seeks AOB solution, postpones rate increase

Citizens seeks AOB solution, postpones rate increase

After a bill aimed at reforming Florida’s insurance industry and preventing Assignment of Benefits (AOB) abuse failed in the Legislature’s last session, the state’s largest insurer has taken steps to solve the problem itself. Part of that solution is to suspend its plan to hike rates as much as 10 percent for consumers. Citizens Property […]

Tourist Development Council cancels county tour

Tourist Development Council cancels county tour

Santa Rosa County’s Tourist Development Council (TDC) has canceled its planned countywide field trip, citing concerns about legal liability and potential violation of the Sunshine Law. The group, which makes recommendations about the expenditure of county bed taxes, was scheduled to get a firsthand look at tourism assets throughout the county July 2 in a […]

Emerald Coast Med Spa Keeps you looking and feeling better

Emerald Coast Med Spa Keeps you looking and feeling better

  Stephanie Wilbanks has been a paramedical esthetician for 17 years and brings her passion for skin care to work every day at the Emerald Coast Medical Spa in Navarre. Her business recently expanded its square footage and service at its new location at the First National Bank and Trust building in the heart of […]

The Beacon introduces a new executive director

The Beacon introduces a new executive director

    Diedre Reis is the new executive director of The Beacon. She took the position at the end of May and brings a wealth of experience to her new position. Reis formerly worked at Homestead Village in Pensacola for 14 years, including the last 10 as an administrator. She also has experience as a […]

Successful financial planning starts young

Successful financial planning starts young

High schoolers who have a credit card will graduate with an average debt of $1,585, according to research by student loan provider Sallie Mae. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that 60 percent of 15-year-old Americans are not financially literate on the basics of handling money. As more financial planners, including nationally known […]

Santa Rosa explores business incubator possibilities

Santa Rosa explores business incubator possibilities

Three Florida State University graduate students with training in economics and a problem to solve have set their sights on Santa Rosa County with one goal in mind: Diversify the economy. To answer that need, the students have chosen to study a potential solution in the form of a business incubator as part of their […]

Falling in love with wine and more at the Vine

Falling in love with wine and more at the Vine

  It is not often a couple purchases the place of business they frequented during their courtship, but that is exactly David and Melissa Hoar’s love story. In a fairytale beginning, they had their second date and first kiss at Vine Wine Bar & Shop when they started dating the summer of 2013. From that […]

University Lending Group – Top Ranked Lender for Santa Rosa!

University Lending Group – Top Ranked Lender for Santa Rosa!

Just recently, being ranked as the “Finest” Mortgage Lender on the Emerald Coast and also continuing their legacy of being the Number One Residential lender for Santa Rosa County for the past five years, (data supplied by Metro Trends) the Navarre team of University Lending Group start each day with dedication and gratitude. Stacy Wright, […]

Cybercrime expert: Small businesses are ‘sitting ducks’

Cybercrime expert: Small businesses are ‘sitting ducks’

Of the thousands of attempted and successful cyberattacks on businesses in the U.S. in 2016, 43 percent targeted businesses with fewer than 250 employees, according to online security company Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report. That number is increasing each year, Symantec reported. Read the full article in the June 7 issue of Navarre Press. Click […]

Home-sales boom cuts inventory, boosts median price

Home-sales boom cuts inventory, boosts median price

Potential home buyers with smaller wallets may be getting squeezed out of the market in Santa Rosa County, according to the latest data. Local economist Rick Harper told the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners May 21 that inventories of homes for sale are down by 57 percent from their 2010 levels, dropping from last […]

Navarre Chamber to host Money Matters Expo

Navarre Chamber to host Money Matters Expo

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will host an expo June 9 to help people improve their financial literacy on topics from homebuying to investing to life insurance and more. The Money Matters Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Days Inn and Suites Navarre Conference Center at 8700 […]

Tourism Development Council creates annual sponsorship opportunity

Tourism Development Council creates annual sponsorship opportunity

The Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Board took a hardline approach to grant funding for the second year in a row during their May 17 budget workshop meeting, but even with the cutbacks, many events that did not receive the grant may still count this year’s budget a victory. The Local Tourism Event Marketing Grant […]

Hockey training facility approved for Gulf Breeze

Hockey training facility approved for Gulf Breeze

Despite its warm climate, Florida is earning a reputation for ice hockey. The Pensacola Ice Flyers have secured three Presidents Cups in their five years of competing, and teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning have found a spot in the National Hockey League playoff finals. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of […]

Navarre United Futbol Club continues to grow

Navarre United Futbol Club continues to grow

  Tryouts for the Navarre United Futbol Club’s fall and spring seasons are coming up. They are scheduled to take place May 22-24 at the Navarre Soccer Complex. Registration information for the tryouts can be found at navarreunited.org. Navarre United is a growing club and numbers have doubled since being relaunched more than a year […]

Chamber seeks new vision for 87

Chamber seeks new vision for 87

  U.S. Highway 98 is changing and a new business corridor is emerging. Though the thoroughfare has functioned as Navarre’s main corridor for decades, increasing traffic and potential expansion plans could mean the roadway may not be able to serve that function much longer, especially for the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit the […]

What is small business?

What is small business?

From stay-at-home mothers selling handmade fashions to one-of-a-kind restaurants serving up authentic cuisine to a professional service firm boasting some of the highest employment numbers in the county, small business takes on many different shapes in Navarre. There are roughly 880 small businesses with physical locations in the 32566 ZIP code, according to Reference USA. […]

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