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Triumph awards UWF $14.5 million for Project 10[X]

Triumph awards UWF $14.5 million for Project 10[X]

Triumph Gulf Coast approved funding for the University of West Florida (UWF) to further Project 10[X], which aims to find and fill critical gaps in northwest Florida’s high-tech workforce. Triumph’s board of directors unanimously approved the grant agreement Oct. 4 to address shortages in additive and advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity.   Read the full article […]

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR LAWN FOR FALL AND WINTER

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR LAWN FOR FALL AND WINTER

Skip Orth has been in the lawn service business for more than 25 years. He is the owner of Father and Son Pest and Lawn Solutions, author of the book “What Every Home Owner Along The Emerald Coast Needs To Know About Lawn Care” and has authored several articles and holds frequent workshops on the […]

Gas station nixed near Navarre High School

Gas station nixed near Navarre High School

Plans to build a Cefco gas station at the northwest corner of Highway 87 and High School Boulevard were denied Oct. 10. The Zoning Board rejected several variances to the Land Development Code, including a request to cut the required buffer space between residential houses and underground gas tanks by nearly half.   Read the […]

Cookin’ booklet showcases local recipes

Cookin’ booklet showcases local recipes

To whet the palates of potential visitors, the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office has created a new recipe guide featuring a variety of tastes from Navarre Beach and elsewhere in Santa Rosa County. Titled “Cookin’ Up Relaxation,” the booklet contains a collection of recipes from local eateries as well as information on how to […]

Chamber welcomes Organized Occasions Concierge

Chamber welcomes Organized Occasions Concierge

Though the business is not based in brick and mortar, Organized Occasions Concierge celebrated opening in Navarre with a Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Sept. 25 at the Navarre Chamber Information Center. Business owner Gretchen Carter offers meal planning and grocery delivery for beach condominium and hotel visitors, enhancing their stay by […]

More than 118 pets adopted

More than 118 pets adopted

Every other Saturday, the lawn of Pet Nation in Navarre is transformed into an animal rescue adoption center with dogs and cats looking for new homes. Those bi-weekly efforts have resulted in at least 118 animals finding their fur-ever families, said Pet Nation owner Holly Elassaad.   Read the full article in the Oct. 3 […]

Buick GMC Cadillac holds grand opening gala

Buick GMC Cadillac holds grand opening gala

Chambers of Commerce across the region came together for a ribbon cutting and grand opening gala for Buick GMC Cadillac Pensacola, located on Pensacola Boulevard. Representatives from the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Greater Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce and the Pensacola Beach Chamber attended.   As seen in […]

Studer announces plan to purchase Beloit Snappers

Studer announces plan to purchase Beloit Snappers

Ownership of a new team is on the horizon for Quint Studer. Already the majority owner of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, he has plans in place to acquire the Beloit Snappers, a Wisconsin-based team that is the Class A affiliate of the Oakland A’s.   Read the full […]

British Pedlar offers all the good memories of home

British Pedlar offers all the good memories of home

  British gentleman, Michael Blois, has owned British Pedlar located at 7552 Harvest Village Court in Navarre for, as he says, a year and a bit. And he is ready to celebrate his first year in business with an official ribbon cutting and a day of fun, food, prizes and a discount throughout the store. […]

UWF scores a touchdown for Escambia County’s economy

UWF scores a touchdown for Escambia County’s economy

Blue Wahoos Stadium is buzzing an hour before kickoff on a beautiful Saturday night in September. Over the next three hours, the Argonauts will light up the scoreboard the same way they have lit up Escambia County with dollar signs.   Read the full article in the Sept. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

End of peak tourism season means self-reflection

End of peak tourism season means self-reflection

Looking at the numbers, Navarre Beach had a busy summer tourism season with bed tax totals climbing 16% over the previous year’s peak season. More than $1.71 million flowed into county coffers from bed taxes between May and July.   Read the full article in the Sept. 19 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Visitor Center features works by local artists

Visitor Center features works by local artists

Local artists have an opportunity to showcase their work to the thousands of visitors that walk through the Santa Rosa County Visitor Information Center each year. The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office is hosting a local artist gallery to show off the art community to visitors and locals alike. The work of Dawn McBrien, the first to be […]

Improve your Skin Tone with LUMECCCA

Improve your Skin Tone with LUMECCCA

IN THE PAST…. When IPL systems first came out, they weren’t very effective long term. What they did was change the pigmentation of the skin, which, as you can assume, was not a long-term solution. Also, the light was so strong that it would leave red marks and the skin would burn after the treatment […]

Improvements recommended for building process

Improvements recommended for building process

Amid continued complaints from small-business owners, County Commissioner Bob Cole called for some accounting in the planning and building departments Monday during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting. Cole pointed to reports of lengthy delays, continued confusion and changing expectations from projects seeking to get off the ground.   Read the full article in the Sept. […]

Community center, firefighter training proposed for Navarre

Community center, firefighter training proposed for Navarre

Firefighters from across the region descend on Niceville for a weekend of training with the Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council, Inc. (NFVFW) each year, bringing with them money to spend and hotel nights purchased. Santa Rosa County’s Tourist Development Council (TDC) threw their support behind bringing those dollars into Santa Rosa during their meeting […]

Gulf Power salutes employees on Lineworker Appreciation Day

Gulf Power salutes employees on Lineworker Appreciation Day

Gulf Power lineworkers work all hours of the day and night and even through the weekend to help serve customers. The company salutes its employees as Florida recognized Lineworker Appreciation Day on Monday, Aug. 26.  It’s an annual recognition that the Florida Legislature established in 2012.   Read the full article in the Sept. 5 […]

Health without the high at Your CBD Store

Health without the high at Your CBD Store

  Health without the high is the way Your CBD Store in Navarre promotes its products. Will Nelson opened his store in the Palm Harbour Plaza in June and has seen its popularity rise quickly. CBD has multiple uses, and its benefits are proven. Customers have come in with chronic pain or anxiety issues and […]

Magazine spotlights county’s economic allure

Magazine spotlights county’s economic allure

Santa Rosa County’s economic opportunities generated some extra publicity this summer. Arms crossed and a smile on his face, Santa Rosa County Economic Development Director Shannon Ogletree greeted readers from the cover of 850 Magazine alongside this splash headline: “Talent Tout, In Santa Rosa County, career instruction starts early—and that pleases Economic Development Director Shannon […]

Water impact fees impacting businesses

Water impact fees impacting businesses

When Grey Taproom owner Ken Walter applied to set up his water service with Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS) last year, he was told to pay $30,000 in impact fees, a figure he said he had not been anticipating. A year’s worth of water use later, that impact fee has been reduced to $3,762.   […]

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 […]

Little Caesars is now open

Little Caesars is now open

After more than a year of work, businessman Brian Wood’s cheesy dream for Navarre has become a reality. Rapid-ready, pizza-to-go franchise Little Caesars opened its doors on a new Navarre location Aug. 21 with a celebratory ribbon cutting hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.   Read the full article in the Aug. […]

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 […]

Home-based businesses generate $20 billion annually

Home-based businesses generate $20 billion annually

From soaps that look like cupcakes to cupcakes themed around bubble baths, the cottage industry is a multibillion-dollar opportunity for many in the U.S. Local baker Carissa Jones is just one of millions taking part in the cottage industry, the name given to a niche of the economy featuring a variety of home-based businesses.   […]

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 […]

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