Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce

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 […]

2019 Taste of Gulf Breeze results

2019 Taste of Gulf Breeze results

Local businesses showed of their culinary prowess in competition Oct. 4 during the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Taste of Gulf Breeze.   Restaurant Division: Best Appetizer: Dickey’s BBQ Pit Best Beverage: 200 S. Palafox Best Dessert: Broussard’s Bayou Grill   Specialty Division: Best Appetizer: The Arbors of Gulf Breeze Best Beverage: […]

Area lawmakers say recreational pot coming

Area lawmakers say recreational pot coming

Recreational marijuana’s legalization in Florida is inevitable and could come within three years, according to Santa Rosa County’s two members of the state House of Representatives. “The whole movement about medical marijuana has really been about recreational use and it’s going in that direction,” said Rep. Alex Andrade, R-Gulf Breeze. Addressing the Gulf Breeze Area […]

GBHS JROTC instructor named Rookie of the Year

GBHS JROTC instructor named Rookie of the Year

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation (SREF) announced Master Sergeant Rafael Garcia (Air Force Retired) of Gulf Breeze High School as the 2019 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year during their Rookie of the Year Reception May 8. Garcia is the school’s Aerospace Science and Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor.   Read the […]

Chambers set to “stuff the bus” for local students

Chambers set to “stuff the bus” for local students

Since United Way of Santa Rosa County has been dissolved, many community organizations are picking up the slack for the needs United Way filled. One such project is providing school supplies for children at or below the poverty line, including the district’s hundreds of homeless students.   Read the full article in the May 16 […]

Bridge work update leaves questions

Bridge work update leaves questions

Although the inspection supervisor on the new Pensacola Bay Bridge and a spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation aren’t quite in sync, both have made new assurances of an impressive, eventual construction result. The $427 million project began in spring 2017 but has been beset by weather delays and faulty work on the concrete […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Here are the top five events happening this week: Friday, Nov. 30 Zoo lights Enjoy the beauty of the Gulf Breeze Zoo at night as you admire thousands of sparkling lights Nov. 30, Dec. 1,2, 7-9 and 14-29 from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 850-932-2229 or visit […]

West Navarre’s Nelson achieves Rookie of the Year

West Navarre’s Nelson achieves Rookie of the Year

West Navarre Intermediate School teacher Dustin Nelson has been awarded the 2018 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year. The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the fifth-grade science teacher for the award Wednesday during their Rookie of the Year Reception. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Gulf Breeze amenities get top priority

Gulf Breeze amenities get top priority

As state auditors prepare to examine the books at the City of Gulf Breeze, officials there are outlining spending plans to showcase the municipality: from a new police station to a children’s park splashpad. Although funding isn’t yet available for all the myriad projects detailed in a new city report, officials say the money can […]

New chamber leaders on board

New chamber leaders on board

Aloy sets sights on next 30 years As the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce rings in its 30-year anniversary, a new woman has taken the lead as chairman of the board of directors. Karen Aloy is no stranger to leadership within the chamber. Just six months into her initial membership, Aloy was asked to step […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Dec. 1 Holiday Dance The Community Life United Methodist Church, 4115 Soundside Dr., is hosting a holiday dance for persons with special abilities, 16 and older. The dance provides adults with disabilities an evening to gather for community while caregivers enjoy a night out. Each event is comprised of entertainment, dancing and refreshments. RSVP at https://fridaydanceclc.weebly.com/. For additional questions, email fridaydanceclc@gmail.com. […]

Gulf Breeze Chamber looks for new home

Gulf Breeze Chamber looks for new home

Long a symbol of business growth on Highway 98 in the City of Gulf Breeze across from the Walmart Neighborhood Market, the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce must start looking for a different location to make room for a new tenant. The chamber will become a real estate refugee partly because of its own […]

Pediatric center opens in Gulf Breeze

Pediatric center opens in Gulf Breeze

A new 8,000 square-foot pediatric facility in Gulf Breeze opened its doors July 14. Sacred Heart Pediatric Care Center, located at the corner of Gulf Breeze Boulevard and Daniel Road, will offer diagnostic X-ray and outpatient pediatric physical, occupational, speech and food-aversion therapies. The center is staffed by Sacred Heart Medical Group pediatricians Dr. Brandy […]

Gulf Breeze Chamber CEO completes second year of development program

Gulf Breeze Chamber CEO completes second year of development program

Kristen Loera, President/CEO of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her second year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at Southeast Institute in Athens, Georgia. Read the full article in the July 13 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 […]

A tale of two chambers

A tale of two chambers

In an email sent to several Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce members and military Public Affairs offices, Tony Hughes, former Military Affairs Council chairman for the NBACOC announced the organization of a new chamber of commerce in Navarre.  It will be known as The Greater Navarre Area Chamber, not so different from the existing […]