Business Owners

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 […]

Worker’s comp insurance rates raised by 14.5 percent

Worker’s comp insurance rates raised by 14.5 percent

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulations (FLOIR) approved a 14.5 percent rate increase for workers’ compensation insurance Tuesday, Sept. 27 raising costs for business owners across the state. The most recent filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), the company approved to assess and make recommendations to the FLOIR on costs of worker’s […]

Greater, greatest, grow up

Greater, greatest, grow up

Where are the adults in Navarre?  Just in the past few weeks we have seen childish, immature and bad behavior from many different areas.  One of the most senseless acts is Tony Alexander, a disgruntled ex-employee of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce seeking to open a new “greater” chamber of commerce.  It can […]

Workers’ comp rates take another hit

Workers’ comp rates take another hit

The Florida Supreme Court has struck down yet another pillar of workers’ compensation law, threatening to drive business costs even higher to an estimated 20 percent according to the National Federation of Independent Business in Florida (NFIB). The ruling in Westphal v City of St. Petersburg states the current two year cap on temporary disability […]