Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce

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 […]

Gulf Breeze teacher named Rookie of the Year

Gulf Breeze teacher named Rookie of the Year

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced Elizabeth Fitzgerald, a third grade teacher at Gulf Breeze Elementary School, as the 2015 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year at a reception Wednesday afternoon. She was selected from a field of 33 educators with three or less years of teaching experience who were honored at the event. The Gulf […]

Local prepares for another SEC season

Local prepares for another SEC season

When SEC teams take the field next week, some area residents will be watching for more than just the two teams. Andrews Institute Administrator Jay Vines is also an SEC Head Linesman and has been officiating 34 years. Vines told members of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce at their monthly breakfast Aug. 14 that […]

Candidates speak in Gulf Breeze

Candidates speak in Gulf Breeze

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce and United Peninsula Association hosted a candidate forum Aug. 11 that included invites to all statewide candidates, as well as candidates for Congress, the Florida House of Representatives, Circuit Judge and Santa Rosa County Commission and School Board. “There are so many more races on the ballot than county […]

Eddy, Hahn talk hurricane readiness

Eddy, Hahn talk hurricane readiness

Edwin “Buz” Eddy from the City of Gulf Breeze and Daniel Hahn from Santa Rosa County Emergency Management talked June 12 with members of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce about being ready for hurricane season. “They say this is supposed to be a below-average year for storms. Whoopee,” Hahn said in a loud […]

Panera Bread opens in Gulf Breeze

Panera Bread opens in Gulf Breeze

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Panera Bread on Gulf Breeze Parkway with a ribbon cutting April 23. The restaurant is located at 700 Gulf Breeze Parkway, near the intersection of Highway 98 and Daniel Drive. Navarre Press reported February 2013 Panera Bread had plans to open a restaurant in […]