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Williams leaps into new career as Dickey’s franchisee

Williams leaps into new career as Dickey’s franchisee

Wendy Williams was a critical care nurse for 25 years and a medical device rep for Boston Scientific for 15 years. In fact, it was her job as a rep selling pacemakers and defibrillators that brought her to Florida. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Santa Rosa businesses miss opportunity with Visit Florida marketing program

Santa Rosa businesses miss opportunity with Visit Florida marketing program

Visit Florida, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, announced April 1 that 152 Florida businesses were accepted into the organization’s free 2019 Targeted Marketing Assistance Program (TMAP). None were in Santa Rosa County. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or sign up […]

One Hour Air keeps your indoor air quality at its best

One Hour Air keeps your  indoor air quality at its best

  Indoor Air Quality effects everyone. It’s why One Hour Air looks at the entire picture when it comes home inspections, looking at both the heating and cooling systems as well as the duct work. Inspections for duct work only can also be done. The inspection includes cutting the duct work open to show people […]

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Teachers of the Year from Navarre area schools were recognized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.                                                                           […]

Jobs harder to fill with low unemployment rate in Santa Rosa County

Jobs harder to fill with low unemployment rate in Santa Rosa County

Santa Rosa County fell below the state average percentage of unemployment in the month of February in figures released by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Santa Rosa held a 3.2 percent unemployment rate for the month of February. Read the full article in the April 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Scooter’s a popular seafood dining option in Navarre

Scooter’s a popular seafood  dining option in Navarre

Lunch time has begun and there is a line out the door at Scooter’s Fish House, leaving no doubt that this restaurant off Highway 87 South is no doubt a destination when it comes to dining. Scooter’s ranks in the top five among the best restaurants in Navarre, according to Trip Advisor, and the there’s […]

Residents won’t find shortage of activities at The Beacon

Residents won’t find shortage of activities at The Beacon

    There never seems to be a dull moment at The Beacon in Gulf Breeze. Jeannie Thompson and Tamara Moorer head up the activities department at the assisted-living facility located right off Highway 98. Everything from Bocce ball and bowling to trips to the movies and baseball games, residents always have something to do […]

Local family distillery brings home national awards

Local family distillery brings home national awards

Crafting vibrant and expressive spirits is a methodical process. The ingredients and care involved can be determining factors in the quality of the beverage.   Rollins Distillery, located at 5680 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze, strives to give precise focus to every facet of the distilling process. Read the full article in the March 28 […]

StRIVE Grant open for applications

StRIVE Grant open for applications

Applications are now being accepted for the first round of StRIVE grants which will provide business owners the opportunity to fund thousands in improvements to their commercial properties. County Commissioners dedicated $50,000 to the StRIVE (Santa Rosa Improvement Vitalization Enterprise) Grant program in January 2019 to help businesses improve their look through signage and facade changes. Read […]

Credit score companies under congressional scrutiny

Credit score companies under congressional scrutiny

Major credit score tracking companies got an earful from congress Feb. 26 and may be facing more than that as the U.S. House Financial Services Committee weighs potential regulation of the industry. The calls for regulation came after years of data breaches and reported errors that could impact consumers ability to purchase homes and cars […]

New beauty supply store caters to everyone

New beauty supply store caters to everyone

TThe name says it all. One World Beauty Supply Super Store has products for everyone. “We cater to everyone in the community and have products for you regardless of ethnicity or what kind of hair style you have,” store owner Sandra Myrick said. Located at 8766 Ortega Park Drive, behind Cactus Flower, the store opened […]

Navarre Beach ranks among nation’s top 25

Navarre Beach ranks among nation’s top 25

Navarre Beach is the 12th best beach in the U.S., according to the millions of users on TripAdvisor. Our local coastline placed 12th out of 25 destinations that made the cut for the 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards Top U.S. Beaches. Read the full article in the March 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Economic development alliance growing

Economic development alliance growing

Santa Rosa’s Economic Development Office (EDO) has expanded its reach and services thanks to partnerships with two arms of the University of West Florida, bringing new professionals into the mix. The newest of these partnerships is a joint agreement with the University of West Florida’s Office of Economic Development and Engagement as part of the […]

Pizza! Pizza! Little Caesars teased for Navarre location

Pizza! Pizza! Little Caesars teased for Navarre location

Navarre may be getting a “piece of pizza,” as the Little Caesars slogan goes. A new franchise of the rapid-ready, pizza-to-go chain is tentatively slated to open in Navarre. Navarre resident Brian Wood is the President of Emerald Coast Pizza Inc. doing business as Little Caesars. Read the full article in the Feb. 28 issue of […]

Hidden Creek announces new superintendent

Hidden Creek announces new superintendent

The Club at Hidden Creek announced Feb. 11 that it has hired a new golf course superintendent familiar with the course and the position. New hire Bill Seigle previously served as the 18-hole course’s regional golf course superintendent under past course owner company IGM. Read the full article in the Feb. 21 issue of Navarre […]

Investors buy bank’s portfolio

Investors buy bank’s portfolio

While work crews have appeared outside the closed Helen Back Again restaurant along U.S. Highway 98, Navarre residents are not likely to see a new business opening there anytime soon. Recent sale of the property has only landed it back on the market for a tenant or buyer, but the property’s story paints a much […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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