Tony Alexander

The great divide

The great divide

Monday’s county commission meeting was interesting to say the least. Two chambers on the agenda presented applications to host the same event in different years. It is the same event that the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (NBACOC) has hosted for 10 years with a new venue. They built the event, grew it and […]

Thursday concert series moving to the beach

Thursday concert series moving to the beach

Discussion of the future of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Thursday’s concert series got intense at Monday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting as chamber president Judy Morehead and Commission Chairman Rob Williamson tangled over past conversations involving the event. The NBACOC has applied to have the 2017 concert series on Navarre Beach Gulf-side […]

Nominees for sales tax oversight committee named

Nominees for sales tax oversight committee named

Collection of a half penny sales tax is underway and county commissioners made their final recommendations Monday for the Infrastructure Surtax Committee, a citizen oversight group. The tax, passed by Santa Rosa voters, is expected to net roughly $35 million over its five year lifetime. These dollars are limited to infrastructure uses including transportation and […]

Greater, greatest, grow up

Greater, greatest, grow up

Where are the adults in Navarre?  Just in the past few weeks we have seen childish, immature and bad behavior from many different areas.  One of the most senseless acts is Tony Alexander, a disgruntled ex-employee of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce seeking to open a new “greater” chamber of commerce.  It can […]

Born out of revenge

Born out of revenge

It is as juvenile and immature as what you would see on a playground with children, only most of the children on a playground are better behaved than this.  The two Tonys (Alexander and Hughes) seem to be taking their misdeeds and obvious inadequacies out on the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.  Alexander was […]

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 […]

Sales-tax allies distance themselves from courthouse

Sales-tax allies distance themselves from courthouse

Sensing voter resistance to a new county courthouse in Milton, the business community group that supports an additional Santa Rosa sales-tax plans to promote only the Aug. 30 ballot measure about paying for other infrastructure. That’s because the volunteer Moving Santa Rosa Forward organization, which plans to use mailers and yard signs, fears that tying […]

Alexander ousted from chamber

Alexander ousted from chamber

After nearly two years as the CEO and president of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Tony Alexander was terminated Tuesday morning in a vote by the board of directors. The board released a general statement regarding its decision, citing that it had lost confidence in Alexander’s ability to manage office personnel and in […]

Chop House closes its doors

Chop House closes its doors

The Navarre Chop House, 8651 Navarre Parkway, closed its doors this week after less than a year in business. Owner Dave Reeves left a message with the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce that he made the “hard decision to close the business …” according to chamber Executive Director Tony Alexander. Read the full story […]

Permanent memorial planned for military crash victims

Permanent memorial planned for military crash victims

Santa Rosa County Commissioner Rob Williamson March 23 told fellow board members Leadership Santa Rosa Class 29 plans to coordinate a permanent memorial honoring 11 servicemen who died in a March 10 military helicopter crash in Navarre. Tony Alexander, president and CEO of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, is a class member and […]

Chambers announce ‘No Vote, No Voice’ program

Chambers announce ‘No Vote, No Voice’ program

The primary election is now less than two months away, and chambers of commerce in Santa Rosa County are launching a program designed to get more voters to the polls Aug. 26. Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Tony Alexander announced the program June 26 at the group’s monthly breakfast meeting. Four other chambers in […]

Fun Fest celebrates 30 years

Fun Fest celebrates 30 years

What started as a small event to celebrate toll free calling has grown to be Navarre’s hallmark festival. The 3oth Annual Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Fun Fest will be held on Navarre Beach, April 25 and 26. Event hours are 4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The event […]

Commission praised for south end meeting

Commission praised for south end meeting

Over 50 locals attended the first-ever Santa Rosa County Commission meeting held at the Tiger Point Community Center April 10. A majority of attendees were residents from the south end of the county, although several drove from Milton and Pace to address current issues. “It’s great for the residents of south Santa Rosa County, and […]