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#AskAdam gets temporary twist

#AskAdam gets temporary twist

A new face will be offering free small business advising services to members of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce over the next few weeks. In January 2018, the chamber partnered with the Florida Small Business Development Center at University of West Florida to create the Ask Adam program. Read the full article in […]

The Beacon offers ability to age in place

The Beacon offers ability to age in place

    The Beacon sets itself apart from other assisted-living facilities because of its ability to give residents the opportunity to age in place. It can do more than standard care because of the two additional licenses it has (ECC and LNS). “Residents can live here through end of life,” said Christine Glaze, the assistant […]

No love lost: Valentine’s spending up despite fewer celebrants

No love lost: Valentine’s spending up despite fewer celebrants

The number of people actually celebrating Valentine’s Day has slowly declined over the past decade to roughly 51 percent according to the National Retail Federation’s annual consumer survey. Among the younger half of adults, the decline is even more pronounced. Read the full article in the Feb. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

University Lending Group – Top Ranked Lender for Santa Rosa!

University Lending Group – Top Ranked Lender for Santa Rosa!

Being “The smart choice for mortgages!” starts with a local team of dedicated mortgage professionals who start each day with determination and gratitude to the community that they serve. Stacy Wright (NMLS #518604), Jennifer Gomes (NMLS #518603), Victoria Lombard (NMLS #793374), and Kristin Thompson (NMLS #395831) work tirelessly to meet the needs of those they […]

New chamber board sets sights on future of business

New chamber board sets sights on future of business

Seven new board members officially joined the leadership team for the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Saturday as they took the oath of office during the Boots and Bling Annual Awards Banquet and Installation Gala. Some of the directors are faces familiar to the chamber, that through their work have already made an impact […]

Gulf Breeze Chamber Awards and Gala

Gulf Breeze Chamber Awards and Gala

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards gala was held Saturday, Jan. 26. Past Chairmen of the Board were present to honor award recipients, 2018 Chairman Karen Aloy, and incoming Chairman T.J. Edwards. Click here to view photos from the gala. As seen in article in the Jan. 31 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Donations fuel Good Neighbor’s ability to help those in need

Donations fuel Good Neighbor’s ability to help those in need

  Good Neighbor Thrift Store manager Cheryl Fromularo has seen the need for help rise this winter, be it for food, for clothing or other forms of assistance. “We do what we can to help. Our store exists to help those in need,” Fromularo said. The thrift store, located at 9205 Navarre Parkway, is part […]

StRIVE to improve business looks across county

StRIVE to improve business looks across county

Days may be numbered for shabby signs and cracked facades across Santa Rosa County as the commissioners approved a grant last week to spruce up the look of local business. Commissioners dedicated $50,000 to the StRIVE (Santa Rosa Improvement Vitalization Enterprise) Grant program in 2019 to help businesses improve their look through signage and facade […]

Move It makes $20 million investment in south Santa Rosa

Move It makes $20 million investment in south Santa Rosa

Over the course of a little more than a year, Dallas-based storage mini-warehouse company Move It Self Storage LP has secured four of the existing storage companies in south Santa Rosa County. Tim Springer, vice president of property operations said the company leadership decided to move into the area after years of vacationing in the […]

Shop Southern Specialty’s big sale!

Shop Southern Specialty’s big sale!

  Spring is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to go shopping at Southern Specialty. Starting Feb. 1, all fall and winter apparel is 30 percent off at the sweet boutique known for its southern charm. They are also known for featuring the latest fashions at their boutique. The store’s owners Lisa […]

Airbnb brings $3.5 million to Santa Rosa County

Airbnb brings $3.5 million to Santa Rosa County

At least 23,500 tourists who stayed in Santa Rosa County in 2018 did not do so through a hotel, campsite or traditional condominium rental service. They stayed instead in houses, spare bedrooms and other accommodations put up for rent by the properties’ owners on vacation rental site Airbnb. Read the full article in the Jan. […]

Gulf Breeze-based cybersecurity company acquired for $275 million

Gulf Breeze-based cybersecurity company acquired for $275 million

Gulf Breeze-based AppRiver, a leading provider of cloud-based cybersecurity solutions, announced Tuesday it has entered into a definitive agreement to be sold to Zix Corporation for $275 million in cash. Zix Corporation is a publicly traded national email security company. Read the full article in the Jan. 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

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 […]

Local job growth concentrated in low-paying fields

Local job growth concentrated in low-paying fields

As fast food and retail jobs just above the minimum wage continue to be the fastest-growing type of job in the region, Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce President Tamara Fountain said we may be able to learn a thing or two from Germany. Based on Florida Department of Economic Opportunity job growth data, the […]

Aldi grocery chain among retailers eyeing Navarre

Aldi grocery chain among retailers eyeing Navarre

New retailers, including Aldi grocery stores, could be coming to Navarre and Pace as the Birmingham-based firm NextSite provides market analysis and retailer courting services for Santa Rosa County. Since April 2018 the firm has been collecting data on population, traffic and demographics in the county’s major areas and then using that data in contacts […]

Gulf Power solar program celebrates 1 year

Gulf Power solar program celebrates 1 year

In September 2017, Gulf Power and its partners flipped the switch on a 330-acre solar field on the retired Holley Outlying Field at Naval Air Station Whiting, ceremonially adding the renewable energy generated there to the power supplied to homes and businesses throughout the Panhandle. More than a year later, Gulf Power spokesperson Kimberly Lynn […]

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Quint Studer is in his downtown office on a fall afternoon talking about the Double-A baseball franchise he owns. This isn’t a conversation about the Pensacola Blue Wahoos revolving entirely around the great players who have come through here in the first seven years of the team’s existence. Read the full article in the Jan. […]

LOCAL LAWN EXPERT AUTHORS BOOK ON LAWN CARE

LOCAL LAWN EXPERT AUTHORS BOOK ON LAWN CARE

  LOCAL LAWN EXPERT AUTHORS BOOK ON LAWN CARE Local lawn expert Skip Orth, owner of Father and Son Pest and Lawn Solutions has published a book What Every Home Owner on the Emerald Coast Needs to Know About Lawn Care which is a compilation of his many years of experience at solving lawn problems! […]

Five things to know: Holiday spending

Five things to know: Holiday spending

Christmas is around the corner, and the National Retail Federation (NRF) is keeping a close look at what consumers have spent and plan to spend this year in their annual 2018 Holiday Spending Survey. Here’s what you should know. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Bed-tax surge points to strong tourism trend

Bed-tax surge points to strong tourism trend

Shortly after announcing its first $3 million year, the county Tourist Development Office reported Dec. 2 that October’s bed-tax collections blew past the previous October by 51.61 percent. The county brought in $268,125.73 in bed taxes during the month. Read the full article in the Dec. 13 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for […]

NABOR recognizes contributions of members

NABOR recognizes contributions of members

During the Navarre Area Board of Realtors annual awards luncheon Dec. 5, members took a moment to honor founding member Ira Mae Bruce. The recognition came as NABOR celebrated the start of its 40th year in the Days Inn and Suites Navarre Conference Center. Read the full article in the Dec. 13 issue of Navarre […]

Bizzy coming to a store near you

Bizzy coming to a store near you

As Christmas approaches, one of Santa’s elves has taken a vacation to Navarre Beach and will be stopping in at businesses throughout the community including the Navarre Press. This year, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has created “Bizzy The Navarre Chamber Elf,” and she will be visiting chamber member businesses throughout Navarre. Read […]

New sports-themed restaurant coming to 98

New sports-themed restaurant coming to 98

After nearly a year of being vacant, the former site of County Line Pizza in Mary Esther will be opening as a new restaurant as early as February. The International Lounge, a longtime staple of Eglin Parkway, will be lifting its roots and replanting a little closer to Navarre at 3176 U.S. Highway 98, said […]

Say ‘I do’ to small business

Say ‘I do’ to small business

Billions of dollars flow in the U.S. economy based on two little words: “I do.” And as that mass of wedding cash pays for everything from flowers to rental halls to event insurance, small businesses benefit most from that spending. Read the full article in the Nov. 29 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Workers comp rates plummet 13.8 percent

Workers comp rates plummet 13.8 percent

Florida employers will save nearly half a billion dollars on their workers’ compensation insurance rates in 2019, according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FLOIR). FLOIR approved a 13.8 percent decrease in overall workers’ comp rates based on an annual rate filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) just two years after […]

Dewey Destin’s open for business

Dewey Destin’s open for business

Navarre residents looking to get their seafood fix have a new option as Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant of Navarre opened its doors last week. The casual-style eatery located at 8673 Navarre Parkway allows customers to order at a walk-up window, dine on the waterfront of Santa Rosa Sound and sample the beers on tap. The […]

Holiday Shop Crawl surges small business spending

Holiday Shop Crawl surges small business spending

Ahead of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce encouraged shoppers to patronize local businesses Nov. 17 as part of the seventh annual Holiday Shop and Dine Crawl. The chamber offered a goody bag and prizes to participants who visited all 15 stores on the shop crawl map. Read […]

Grant writing just a piece of the nonprofit puzzle

Grant writing just a piece of the nonprofit puzzle

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its second grant-writing workshop for nonprofits. Barbara Hunter Cox is a grant expert who has successfully secured funds for nonprofits for years, often totaling millions of dollars from organizations such as the Walton Family Foundation and Kellogg Foundation. Read the full article in the Nov. 15 issue […]

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