Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off its 11th annual free summer concert series with The Rowdies on Navarre Beach from 7 to 9 p.m. The series will showcase a variety of local musicians with the Gulf of Mexico and sunset as the backdrop every Thursday through Aug. 30. Spectators are encouraged to […]

Military appreciation picnic

The Navarre Chamber Military Affairs Committee (MAC) will host the 2nd Annual Military Affairs Picnic “Saluting Our Hometown Heroes” on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Navarre Park, 8543 Navarre Parkway. The Military Appreciation Picnic will be dedicated to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who have served and those now […]

Solving over-crowding on Hwy 98

Solving over-crowding on Hwy 98

While the Florida Department of Transportation continues to pursue expanding U.S. Highway 98 to six lanes and implementing a flyover in the Heart of Navarre, the thoroughfare continues to increase beyond its intended maximum capacity. When an accident occurs, the areas only major east-west corridor can become blocked, leaving both local and long-distance traffic at […]

Opportunity occupations give financial boost to skilled workers

Opportunity occupations give financial boost to skilled workers

  Workers do not need a bachelor’s degree to make a livable wage. Research by the Center for Human Capital Studies, a part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, reveals that while degrees do typically mean higher wages, a group of workers with little or no college training is pulling in big dollars thanks […]

Support my campaign or else

Support my campaign or else

Yes, it’s campaign season – and all the ugly that comes with it. What you may not know is if you contribute money to Rob Williamson’s opponent he will shut you out. And apparently he has a long memory. One voter contributed to his campaign and the opponent’s campaign. Even though the voter gave him […]

Chamber defamation lawsuit settled out of court

Chamber defamation lawsuit settled out of court

  A defamation lawsuit filed by Tony Hughes, president of Beach Community Bank, against the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and its previous CEO, Judy Morehead, has been settled out of court under undisclosed terms. The suit was filed in May 2016 in the First Judicial Circuit Court and alleged that Morehead made false […]

Visionaries wanted

Visionaries wanted

A visionary: thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom (Merriam-Webster). The Collins English Dictionary says if you refer to someone as a visionary, you mean that they have strong, original ideas about how things might be different in the future, especially about how things might be improved. Visionaries step out of the […]

Break the rules and close more sales

Break the rules and close more sales

  Closing sales can be a lucrative business, but it is highly competitive. Sales professionals are often faced with several “nos” before they hit that “yes.” It is a job of constantly developing leads and dead ends are inevitable. Read the full article in the Mar. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Storage units planned for Heart of Navarre

Storage units planned for Heart of Navarre

County Commissioner Lane Lynchard has requested a variance from zoning laws in the Heart of Navarre to build a self-storage business. Lynchard and business partner Nadja Robles plan to build a storage unit facility along Highway 87 north of James M. Harvell Road. The 5.2-acre property is next door to Navarre Cross Fit. The Zoning […]

Rubble rivalry may have ‘pieceful’ solution

Rubble rivalry may have ‘pieceful’ solution

There should be plenty of big concrete chunks from next year’s planned demolition of the old Pensacola Bay Bridge to supply the offshore reef-building needs of both Santa Rosa and Escambia for years to come. Although some commissioners from both counties are contentiously claiming shares of the valuable material to construct habitat for sport fish, […]

Calling all bands for Tunes by the Dunes

Calling all bands for Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Tunes by the Dunes Committee is seeking bands to play this year’s event free summer concert series. They will be meeting soon to finalize plans for the event. The series showcases a variety of local musicians onstage with the beautiful Navarre Beach sunset as a backdrop. Read the […]

Holley Navarre Primary opens new playground to students

Holley Navarre Primary opens new playground to students

Student Dalton Schostag, 8, cut the ribbon for Holley-Navarre Primary School’s new playground Friday. Dalton was joined by students, school administrators and Navarre Beach Chamber of Commerce members. Featured in the Feb. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for 30 […]

TDC to drop more meetings, launch project teams

TDC to drop more meetings, launch project teams

In an unscheduled agenda item, the Tourist Development Council (TDC) on Monday discussed cutting its number of meetings each year in half and completely eliminating the committee aspect of the group. Tourism Development Director Julie Morgan said that now the grants process is being handled in one meeting each year, the committee lacked much purpose. […]

Another reef on the horizon for Navarre Beach

Another reef on the horizon for Navarre Beach

Phase III of the Florida Artificial Reef Creation and Restoration project continues and bid solicitation has been finalized for a near-shore fishing and diving reef off Navarre Beach. The project is funded by Natural Resource Damage Assessment money as a result of the BP oil spill in 2010. The total estimated cost of the project […]

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 […]

Navarre Chamber welcomes Walmart Neighborhood store

Navarre Chamber welcomes Walmart Neighborhood store

The new Walmart Neighborhood Market store celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. The store’s first official customer, Tina Maloney, cut the ribbon Friday, Jan. 12. Featured in the Jan. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year. […]

Moon pies by the thousands

Moon pies by the thousands

Celebrations are already underway across the region as Mardi Gras season gets the good times rolling with events leading up to Fat Tuesday on Feb. 13. For Navarre, the culmination of the celebration will come Feb. 3 during the annual parade. Though the parade itself is free to visitors and will only last a few […]

Power of the Precinct

Power of the Precinct

If all of Navarre’s registered voters living in Holley by the Sea had shown up at the polls during last year’s special election, that single voting district, known as precinct 34, could have decided the entire election by nearly 100 votes, based on Supervisor of Elections data. This highlights two things. First, voter turnout, especially […]

‘Ask Adam’ brings business insight to Navarre

‘Ask Adam’ brings business insight to Navarre

Business owners in Navarre need not travel far for advice on growing their businesses, thanks to Ask Adam, which launched Jan. 9 at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. These consultations are being led by Adam McCloskey, the University of West Florida’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) associate director and consultant. When the chamber […]

Navarre chamber finds new home

Navarre chamber finds new home

Growth can be challenging as well as positive, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has discovered. President/CEO Tamara Fountain said that is why the chamber will be opening doors on a new location at 2053 Fountain Professional Court. The chamber currently shares office space with the Tourism Development Office as a tenant in the […]

Chamber launches internship program, other opportunities

Chamber launches internship program, other opportunities

Amid new mascots, a brand-new look and a litany of new programs, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has launched an initiative to build up the community’s talent pool. The chamber will be seeking at least one intern for the coming year. This individual will assist in every aspect of the chamber’s work, from […]

Steering the ship for Navarre business

Steering the ship for Navarre business

A navigator is defined as the one who steers a ship. This person sets the course and, by doing so, directs the future. This is the perfect name for the leaders and liaisons who will be a part of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s new program, said President/CEO Tamara Fountain. The Navigators are […]

Simpson begins term as Chairman of Navarre Chamber Board

Simpson begins term as Chairman of Navarre Chamber Board

Just a day after receiving the prestigious Rebecca Evans award from the Navarre Area Board of Realtors, Mike Simpson took over the Chairman’s seat of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber Board of Directors. Simpson, a realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, was also awarded the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Year award. In presenting Simpson […]

NABOR hands out annual awards at luncheon

NABOR hands out annual awards at luncheon

The Navarre Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) held its annual awards ceremony and holiday luncheon Dec. 6 at the Navarre Days Inn Conference Center. Immediate Past President Mark Miller passed the gavel to Lorie Coogle. She and the new board of directors took their oath. Coogle’s brother Robbie Louhier, who is blind, performed the swearing […]

Williamson loses bid to stay on tourism panel

Williamson loses bid to stay on tourism panel

Rob Williamson’s tumultuous tenure as the County Commission’s representative on the Tourist Development Council is almost over, despite his behind-the-scenes politicking to keep the high-profile job. New Commission Chairman Bob Cole said he will nominate District 1 Commissioner Sam Parker to replace Williamson, a move welcomed by some others who volunteer on the seven-member TDC. […]

New Year rings in new chamber events

New Year rings in new chamber events

FunFest has gone the way of the wayside, but Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Tamara Fountain said there are bigger and better things to come. To reveal these new plans, the chamber will be releasing the “12 Days of Christmas,” a video series that will showcase the events and initiatives the chamber has […]

Stakeholders, community leaders weigh in on District 4 Master Plan

Stakeholders, community leaders weigh in on District 4 Master Plan

Planning Navarre’s future is underway, and already several stakeholder groups have had an opportunity to weigh in. But what are they asking for? Navarre Press has previously asked community planning professional and author Quint Studer of Pensacola what methods are used for effectively planned communities, but every community is different. This plan will be primarily […]

Navarre Christmas in the Park & Parade

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual “Christmas in the Park”, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Navarre Park. The Christmas Parade will start at 1 p.m. at the Navarre Library. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by fire truck in the parade and will be available for photos with […]

44 years of history and just getting started

44 years of history and just getting started

For 44 years the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has served as the front door to Navarre, the place where visitors and newcomers get their first look and impression of our area. Over the years the chamber has been the driving force behind the growth of Navarre. From the beginning, the chamber has acted […]

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. […]

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