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Small businesses big for holiday shopping

Small businesses big for holiday shopping

What is black and small and ends with cyber? The answer is one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year for retailers of all size, the weekend following Thanksgiving. After the turkey is gobbled up, 164 million consumers plan to shop on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday according to the National […]

SunTrust to close historic Gulf Breeze branch

SunTrust to close historic Gulf Breeze branch

Although the City of Gulf Breeze boasts some of the more affluent neighborhoods in Santa Rosa County, SunTrust Banks Inc., plans to close its longtime location there on Jan. 17. The Atlanta-based company sent a letter to customers last week that directed them to SunTrust’s nearest locations in Tiger Point and downtown Pensacola, both about […]

Tomell retires after 20 plus years with Publix

Tomell retires after 20 plus years with Publix

Most grocery stores, customers have no clue who the store manager is, and odds are aside from the occasional wall poster introducing them, they will leave without having ever seen their face. And in a corporate big box store like Publix it is even rarer, but none of that mattered to Publix Store Manager Tomell […]

Questions surface about Fairpoint as water prices rise

Questions surface about Fairpoint as water prices rise

Questions about accounting and certain employee expenses are drawing more oversight of Fairpoint Regional Utility System, a collective that is mutually owned by four area water companies. The increased scrutiny comes at a time when Fairpoint is sharply raising the wholesale price of water it supplies to the four customers: Holley-Navarre Water System, Gulf Breeze/South […]

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces 2015 November Business of the Month

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces  2015 November Business of the Month

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber announces Bayside Collision Center as the Chamber’s Business of the Month for November 2015. Bayside Collision Center is celebrating 30 years serving the Greater Gulf Breeze community. As a business, they have been able to grow and evolve with state of the art technology and a dedicated staff of over 22 […]

Small Shop Crawl brings record-setting sales

Small Shop Crawl brings record-setting sales

By all accounts and everyone’s accounting, the 2015 Holiday Small Shop Crawl presented by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce was a huge success. More than a dozen Navarre shops participated, and each one said the event brought new customers into their shop.   The Director of Membership and Marketing for the Navarre Chamber Chanda […]

No tricks and all treats for dogs at Pet Nation

No tricks and all treats for dogs at Pet Nation

Pet Nation held its annual Halloween event for dogs on Oct. 30 with trick-or-treating for the canines dressed in costumes. “We usually get between 40-50 dogs for the event, but this year we definitely broke the record with 100 dogs,” owner Holly Elassaad said. The popular costumes this year were sports-related; football, baseball and referees. […]

Plan eyed to pump Navarre Beach effluent to mainland

Plan eyed to pump Navarre Beach effluent to mainland

The proposed sale of Navarre Beach Water and Sewer would probably involve building a new pipe across Santa Rosa Sound to transfer sewage for treatment at the mainland plant owned by Holley-Navarre Water System. “We would be hoping to run the sewage across and pump it inland,” said Billy Sublett, executive director of Holley-Navarre Water, […]