Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

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 [email protected] […]

Raising empathy: ‘tis the season for giving

Raising empathy: ‘tis the season for giving

While many children will be making lists to send off to Santa Claus asking for things they want for Christmas, the season can also be a time of giving, no matter the age, said St. Paul United Methodist Church Pastor Christina Shaver. Shaver said her 2-year-old son, James, is in the “mine” phase. “Everything he […]

FDOT weighs community input on 98 expansion

FDOT weighs community input on 98 expansion

Renderings of roundabouts and raised roadways along the heart of Navarre’s business corridor is just one of the options being considered by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the expansion of U.S. Highway 98. FDOT placed the expansion of Highway 98 from four lanes to six on their five year plan last year and […]

Navarre bypassed

Navarre bypassed

Roundabouts, raised roadways and removed businesses are a few of the features outlined by renderings of U.S. Highway 98 released by the Florida Department of Transportation in advance of its next public hearing on the widening of the highway. FDOT last year placed the expansion of Highway 98 from four lanes to six on its […]

Navarre Women’s Expo

Event features fashion tips & shopping, beauty & anti-aging demos, health & fitness info, networking opportunities, door prizes and more at the Navarre Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 850-939-3267 or visit www.navarrechamber.com.

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Pensacola Seafood Festival Sample a variety of mouth-watering seafood dishes and enjoy continuous entertainment at Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola Sept. 29-Oct. 1. A children’s area is filled with activities for all ages. For additional information, visit fiestaoffiveflags.com. Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival Visitors can spend time […]

Commissioners express ‘sticker shock’ over park plan

Commissioners express ‘sticker shock’ over park plan

“When we embarked on the master plan for Navarre Park, I had no idea whatsoever that we would end up with a $6.5 million plan,” District 5 commissioner Lane Lynchard said during Monday’s Board of County Commissioner committee meeting in regards to the Navarre Park master plan. He and other commissioners described their reaction as […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Designer Bag Bingo Emerald Coast Exceptional Families invites you for a girl’s night out on Friday, Sept. 22 for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Holley by the Sea Beach House. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket purchase includes one set of bingo […]

Welcome Tamara Fountain

Welcome Tamara Fountain

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hired local consultant Tamara Fountain as the new CEO/President in August. Under her leadership, the chamber has added one new member every day and Fountain says that is just the beginning. At a welcome reception/business after hours for the new CEO, Fountain addressed some of the new programs […]

County alerted to ‘extraordinary’ park makeover cost

County alerted to ‘extraordinary’ park makeover cost

Lee Majors, television’s “Six Million Dollar Man,” now has something of a financial kinship with Rob Williamson, the Santa Rosa County commissioner with a $6 million plan. Williamson intends to unveil the seven-figure fiscal details about the proposed overhaul of Navarre Park to his commission colleagues in their Sept. 14 meeting. The District 4 commissioner […]

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free summer concert from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Park just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. For more information, call 850-939-3267 or visit www.navarrechamber.com.

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free summer concert from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Park just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. For more information, call 850-939-3267 or visit www.navarrechamber.com.

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free summer concert from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Park just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. For more information, call 850-939-3267 or visit www.navarrechamber.com.

Sheriff: Current crime statistics reflect population growth

Sheriff: Current crime statistics reflect population growth

Population growth has caused the number of reported crimes in Santa Rosa County since Jan. 1 to be slightly higher when compared to the same period last year, Sheriff Bob Johnson told an audience at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Aug. 11. “As population goes up, crime goes up,” Johnson said. “It’s part […]

Smokin’ Oasis is Navarre Chamber’s Restaurant of the Month

Smokin’ Oasis is Navarre Chamber’s Restaurant of the Month

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announced that Smokin’ Oasis is the Navarre Chamber Member Restaurant of the Month for August, according to a press release. Smokin’ Oasis is a food truck owned by Roy Dubose and Paula Beauchemin that serves lunch and dinner six days a week. Located at 8228 Gulf Boulevard, right […]

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free summer concert from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Park just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. For more information, call 850-939-3267 or visit www.navarrechamber.com.

Reef expansion set to begin

Reef expansion set to begin

Navarre Beach’s gulf side artificial snorkel reef will triple in size by as early as September. Santa Rosa County Commissioners selected Walter Marine July 27 to place 60 new artificial reef structures on both sides of the existing reef as part of a $1.4 million National Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) grant. The $210,900 cost for […]

Navarre chamber names new President/CEO

Navarre chamber names new President/CEO

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has named Tamara Fountain as its new President and CEO. A Navarre resident, Fountain has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. “I am so passionate about Navarre, and I’m excited to be working so closely with the small businesses that make this community so special,” […]

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free summer concert from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Park at the Sand Crab Pavilion just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The series will showcase a variety of local musicians with the Gulf of Mexico and sunset as the backdrop. Each […]

Personality is key in closing the sale

Personality is key in closing the sale

In the business world, knowing who you are selling to can be as important as knowing what you are selling. That’s the message of Karen Aloy, founder of Aloyal Vision, a business coaching and training company. Aloy presented her insights as a team member for Women 2 Women Connecting at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber […]

Chamber stays for now

Chamber stays for now

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will remain at the Navarre Beach Visitor Information Center for the time being. At their July 24 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners shied away from issuing an immediate 90-day notice to the Chamber. Instead, the commissioners directed staff to find solutions to alleged friction between Chamber and […]

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free summer concert from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Park at the Sand Crab Pavilion just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The series will showcase a variety of local musicians with the Gulf of Mexico and sunset as the backdrop. Each […]

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