Business

Five things to know about Santa Rosa’s industrial parks

Five things to know about Santa Rosa’s industrial parks

Real estate is at a premium in Santa Rosa County as land and building prices continue to rise. Building shows no sign of slowing in the county, but hundreds of acres in Santa Rosa are sitting vacant, set aside for a special purpose. Why? They are the county’s four industrial parks, land set aside specifically […]

Investing isn’t just for the wealthy, it’s for everybody

Investing isn’t just for the wealthy, it’s for everybody

Monica Meyer, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, is passionate about helping people reach their financial goals and dreams. Meyer recently moved her office to Navarre in October 2019. “It just made sense to have my office in Navarre,” Meyer said. “A majority of my clients are in Navarre, so it’s a lot more convenient […]

Tidying up the new year with Closets by Design

Tidying up the new year with Closets by Design

More organization in the home is a common new year’s resolution, and Closets by Design wants to help you achieve this very attainable goal this year. Closets by Design can design an attractive storage space for any area of your home that needs organizing. And the best part? It’s designed to fit your budget, too! […]

Stripes, an All-American restaurant

Stripes, an All-American restaurant

Robert Reyes has always wanted to open his own bar and when the opportunity to own one here in Navarre opened up, he jumped on it. Reyes took over ownership of the restaurant called O’Connor’s Bar and Grill in the Paradise Shoppes of Navarre plaza in March 2014 and changed the restaurant to Stripes in […]

Samuel Property Solutions solves your real estate troubles

Samuel Property Solutions solves your real estate troubles

Stationed at Hurlburt Field, Dawn Ashanti is a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force. She is accustomed to helping others. It inspires her. And now she wants to help others with their real estate challenges through her business, Samuel Property Solutions, LLC here in Santa Rosa County. Whether you are behind on your […]

The Beacon, assisted living at its finest

The Beacon, assisted living at its finest

There is nearly ‘no room at the inn’ this season with The Beacon assisted-living community almost at full capacity. However, The Beacon is always taking new applicants for their waiting list. The Beacon of Gulf Breeze is a great option for anyone looking for a quality assisted-living community to call home. Located right off Highway […]

Tomell sells homes

Tomell sells homes

With the housing market booming, there are many Realtors selling homes in the Emerald Coast area, but Tomell Johnson stands out from the rest. Although a relative rookie to the realty world, Tomell understands what it takes to provide great customer service. For 25 years he worked at Publix, including the last eight as the […]

Where Y’at brings New Orleans cuisine to Navarre

Where Y’at brings New Orleans cuisine to Navarre

Crawfish season started early this year at Where Y’at Seafood Market. Season normally runs from February to June, but Where Y’at is already serving their crawfish hot and ready, imported straight from Louisiana. Where Y’at Seafood Market is where you can find authentic New Orleans cooking and flavor at its best without going to Louisiana […]

Five things to know: Christmas shopping trends

Five things to know: Christmas shopping trends

The winter holidays are a multibillion-dollar industry for the U.S., and the National Retail Federation’s latest data suggest 2019 is a strong year for retailers selling wintery gifts and items. Americans are set to spend about $730 billion, up about 4% from 2018. 1. You spent how much? Consumers are expected to drop an average […]

Bella Luna offers taste of Italy in Navarre

Bella Luna offers taste of Italy in Navarre

Bella Luna opened four years ago, and they have grown to establish themselves as an authentic Italian dining experience. They are family owned and operated and treasure being a part of the Navarre community. The owner Guglielmo Ianni, head chef Vincenzo Saponaro and manager Pete Salvucci are all originally from Italy and carried their family […]

Good Neighbor offers thrifty Christmas shopping

Good Neighbor offers thrifty Christmas shopping

Whatever it might be that’s on your Christmas list this year, Good Neighbor Thrift Store has you covered. From Christmas ornaments and assorted decorations to various toys, clothing and presents to put under the Christmas tree, Good Neighbor is the perfect place to find all your holiday essentials.And the money made at the store serves […]

Bistro 98, a restaurant that feels like home

Bistro 98, a restaurant that feels like home

Located between Navarre and Gulf Breeze, Bistro 98 is a busy place around both lunch and breakfast time. Under new ownership since December of last year, Mike Maurer and his wife, Lynne, have made the restaurant at 5248 Gulf Breeze Parkway a hot spot for dining. Mike and Lynne opened their first bar and restaurant in […]

Florida worker’s comp insurance rates decreasing 7.5%

Florida worker’s comp insurance rates decreasing 7.5%

Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier has issued a final order granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for a statewide overall decrease of 7.5% for Florida workers’ compensation insurance rates. This applies to both new and renewal workers’ compensation insurance policies effective in Florida as of Jan. 1, 2020.

How’s your economy?

How’s your economy?

There’s no shortage of metrics out there designed to measure the health of the overall economy, but those numbers do not always represent the economy of the everyday citizen. The nation’s gross domestic product rate rarely adequately reflects the spectrum of unique experiences that individual people are seeing.

One Hour Air prepares local homes for the cold months

One Hour Air prepares local homes for the cold months

In the Northwest Florida area, it’s vital to have a functioning heating and cooling system in a home. Constant unexpected temperature fluctuations make these systems essential in any home along the Emerald Coast. One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating offers all the furnace and air conditioning services you need for comfort and efficiency in every […]

Little Caesars investing in local community

Little Caesars investing in local community

Little Caesars in Navarre has only been open for three months, but business is already booming for the veteran-owned franchise. “Business has been incredible,” owner Brian Wood said. “We experienced immediate growing pains, had to double the anticipated staff to what is now 27 employees, double and then triple the food orders so we wouldn’t […]

Southern Specialty: a one stop shop for locals

Southern Specialty: a one stop shop for locals

Known for featuring the latest fashions at their boutique, Southern Specialty owners and sisters-in-law Lisa Gambill and Magda Morton are always keeping their store stocked with the most stylish clothing and cutest gift ideas for that special someone in your life. Gambill and Morton opened Southern Specialty back in 2014 with the goal of providing […]

Tourism generates 6,600 jobs in Santa Rosa

Tourism generates 6,600 jobs in Santa Rosa

Visitors to Santa Rosa County spend more than $464 million annually in the county, supporting thousands of jobs and businesses according to the most recent data available from the Tourist Development Office. That’s no surprise considering the county brought in more than 868,000 visitors in 2017 (most recent data available), and the last two years […]

Pet Nation offers photos with Santa for Healing Paws

Pet Nation offers photos with Santa for Healing Paws

The holidays are u-paw-n us, and local small business Pet Nation is partnering with Healing Paws for Warriors to offer a festive opportunity for pet parents. The shop will host Healing Paws’ Santa Paws Pup Pictures Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read the full article in the Nov. 14 issue of […]

Shop Crawl supports more than local business

Shop Crawl supports more than local business

Retailers across Navarre rolled out the red carpet Saturday for the 8th Annual Holiday Shop Crawl hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Dozens of retailers across a variety of specialties participated in the event. Chamber Executive Director Chanda Ryan said the event is all about increasing traffic to these local stores ahead […]

British Pedlar to host authentic fish n’ chips event

British Pedlar to host authentic fish n’ chips event

  Michael Blois, an Englishman who moved to the United States in 2008, has a heart for sharing British culture with the community of Navarre. Michael started out as “British Pedlar’s best customer” and is now the owner since Aug. 13, 2018. “I fancied a change in life, and I have really enjoyed it. It’s […]

Edward Jones financial advising opens in Navarre

Edward Jones financial advising opens in Navarre

Professional financial advisor Monica Meyer celebrated the grand opening of her new Edward Jones office at 1778 Sea Lark Lane in Navarre Nov. 7 with an evening ribbon cutting, hosted by Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.   As seen in the Nov. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – […]

Gulf Breeze chamber recognized at state, national level

Gulf Breeze chamber recognized at state, national level

As 2019 winds down, it has been an exciting year for the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce as it has received recognition at the state and national level from the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) is a statewide organization whose mission […]

Chamber launches #ShopNavarreFirst initiative

Chamber launches #ShopNavarreFirst initiative

Shopping locally improves the community. That’s the message of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s new #ShopNavarreFirst initiative. It launched Nov. 5. According to Executive Director Chanda Ryan, the Chamber’s goal is to build a strong #ShopNavarreFirst initiative by “engaging our residents, visitors and the locally owned businesses that include retail shops, restaurants, accountants, […]

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