spring break

Does spring break boost beach profits?

Does spring break boost beach profits?

Do spring break crowds translate to higher bed tax collections? The simple answer is yes … and no. “We are busy. The lobby is full every time I am here,” remarked Liz Horton of Wyndham by Resort Quest, who chairs the Tourism Development Committee Board. Read the full article in the March 30 issue of […]

SpringHill Suites opening delayed

SpringHill Suites opening delayed

The opening of Navarre Beach’s newest hotel has stalled again. Though previously expected to open in March, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott is not likely to see its first guest until at least Memorial Day weekend, Director of Sales Angie Lee said. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

Teen entrepreneur draws accolades from Tallahassee

Teen entrepreneur draws accolades from Tallahassee

Sage Offutt received a standing ovation inside the Capitol building in Tallahassee after Gov. Rick Scott praised the 14-year-old entrepreneur for her efforts in starting a thriving small business. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Turn lane construction runs into Spring Break

Turn lane construction runs into Spring Break

Though the county aimed to complete a dedicated right turn lane to alleviate traffic on Navarre Beach ahead of spring break, the project stalled. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.  

Now hiring lifeguards

Now hiring lifeguards

As the first wave of spring breakers take to Navarre Beach in March, lifeguards will once again patrol the shoreline. With a month to go, Santa Rosa County has begun accepting applications for the 12 to 14 beach lifeguard positions. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at […]

Lifeguards return for the season

Lifeguards return for the season

March marks the return of the spring breakers along with the only thing that keeps them from hurting themselves: Navarre Beach Lifeguards. “We have hired eight guards this season and expect to hire another six,” Sonja Lusk of the Navarre Beach Water Department said. “The guards will be on duty seven days a week from […]

2-4-6-8 how do you negotiate?

2-4-6-8 how do you negotiate?

When you buy a house, you negotiate the sales price. When you buy a car, you negotiate the bottom dollar on the car. When you take a new job, you negotiate the salary and terms of your employment. Very few things in life are set in stone – most things are negotiable. Our county seems […]

Navarre Beach Restoration to begin in March

Navarre Beach Restoration to begin in March

Weeks Marine won the bid for the Navarre Beach restoration project and operations are expected to commence in March with completion in mid-June. Weeks Marine is the same company that performed the Navarre Beach restoration in 2006 and was the low bidder coming in at $14,920,300 – $3 million less than the original estimate. The […]

Pull back the curtains and let the light shine in

Pull back the curtains and let the light shine in

At the south end Tourist Development Council meeting on Dec. 1, Commissioner Rob Williamson’s mantra that he repeated over and over was, “Just because a recommendation is made (by this council) doesn’t mean we (the Board of Commissioners) have to follow it.” A couple of the council members were heard saying, “Then why do we […]

Charter captains don’t rest during spring break

Charter captains don’t rest during spring break

Spring break doesn’t count as a break for Mike Baum of Emerald Ghost Charters. “I had about 10 trips in February, but it gets real crazy during spring break,” Baum said. “I have a trip booked for every day in March.” Tyler Manning of Flat Out Inshore Charters also sees a significant increase in business […]

Spring Break 2015 is underway

Spring Break 2015 is underway

Check out our comprehensive look at spring break dates. On Spring Break – March 9 – 13, 2015 Albertus Magnus College Albion College Alfred University Alverno College American International College American University Antioch New England Appalachian State University Arizona State University Austin Peay State University Baylor University Becker College Bemidji State University Benedict College Bentley College […]

Businesses hire up for spring break

Businesses hire up for spring break

You don’t have to drive very far before you see “now hiring” on business reader boards around the Navarre area. Owners and managers know it won’t be long before spring breakers head south to the beaches and into their restaurants and stores. “Typically we bring on 10 people for seasonal help,” said Jeff Elbert from […]