• Navarre Chamber Press Room

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    Friday, August 12, 2022
         BREAKING NEWS State Insurer of Last Resort Hits 1 Million Policies  After several months of exponential growth, including nearly 70,000 new policies since June 30, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has hit 1 million insurance properties. Citizens Property Insurance is the state-created insurer of last resort, and this milestone further demonstrates that Florida’s insurance market is in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic
    Friday, August 12, 2022
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428JARED W. PERDUE, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseContact: Kohen Johns Brannon  August 12, 2022Kohen.johnsbrannon@dot.state.fl.us        (888) 638-0250 ext. 1661   Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, August 12, 2022
    View this email in your browserREGISTER AT WWW.THEPOINTEGB.COM              Our mailing address is: 1255 Country Club Road Gulf Breeze, Florida 32563    
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, August 12, 2022
              East Bay Boulevard Road Closure     A portion of East Bay Boulevard, between Bergren Road and Edgewood Drive, will be closed from August 20 until September 22, weather permitting. The closure is due to a culvert crossing project.   Detour signage will be posted for motorists. Find a detour map online.  # # #           Having trouble viewing this email? ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022
      Register now for tomorrow’s free virtual event at 11:30 am ET. First, Jeanette Mulvey and Neil Bradley, Chief Policy Officer at the U.S. Chamber, will provide a special economic update. Then, we’ll be joined by experts and small business owners to discuss strategies for navigating today’s most pressing business issues, including rising inflation, a possible recession, worker shortages, and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    August 10, 2022  RABIES ALERT ISSUED FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY    Contact:                                                                                                        Dana Grissom, PIO PIO.CHD57@flhealthgov 850-564-2291  Milton, Fla.- The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County has issued a rabies alert for East Milton area. The alert is in response to a report of a positive ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute Physician Says Heat Can Affect Heart Health  PENSACOLA, Fla. (Aug. 10, 2022) – With temperatures averaging over 90 degrees throughout northwest Florida this month, the heat is not only uncomfortable, but it can impact the health of those ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 09, 2022
     BBB® Tuesday Tip           It feels like the economy is being slammed from all directions. A stubborn pandemic, rampant inflation, supply chain snarls, worker shortages, energy price hikes, interest rate increases, and more are presenting ongoing challenges to all of us.BBB Central East Texas is proud to introduce Dr. Ray Perryman, president and CEO of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 09, 2022
    Labor Day is fast approaching. This unofficial end of summer is largely ignored by businesses partly because a holiday surrounding working doesn’t seem like much fun. However, you can use this day for more than planning a backyard BBQ or trip to the beach. Here are some engaging social media and activity ideas that you can work on over the next month to drive interaction and get employees and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Saturday, July 30, 2022
    8 way to spot counterfeit money
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Friday, July 29, 2022
              Temporary traffic pattern at Central Landfill     Due to continued construction of the new front entrance at the Central Landfill in Milton, a temporary traffic pattern will be implemented beginning Tues., Aug. 2 through Tues., Aug. 16 or until the completion of this phase of the road paving at the entrance of the Central Landfill.    Those utilizing the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 29, 2022
    News announcement from Volunteer Florida Email not displaying correctly?View it in your browser.      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2022MEDIA CONTACTBrittany Doverbrittany@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799ICYMI: Volunteer Florida Announces Half a Million in Funding Available for Florida’s Nonprofits  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Wednesday, June 29, Volunteer Florida ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
    Friday, July 29, 2022
         Santa Rosa County August 2022 Public Meetings     All Santa Rosa County Board of County Commission meetings and other county department meetings are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.  Tourism Development Council - August 4, 8:30 a.m.  Commission Committee - August 8, 9:00 a.m.  Fire ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    Navarre, Fla- Due to a scheduling conflict, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce have canceled the in-person Santa Rosa County Candidates Forum on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10, 2022.The Chambers remain committed to educating residents on public issues and the electoral process. As a service to the community, the Chambers will ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, Political
    Tuesday, July 26, 2022
         CareerSource Florida's Healthcare & Life Sciences Experts Can Help Your Business Recruit and Retain Qualified Talent The Florida Chamber Foundation is dedicated to providing businesses with the solutions they need to thrive in order to move the needle forward on Florida becoming a top 10 global economy by 2030. In our recent Florida Workforce Needs Study 2.0 research, nearly 72% of Florida’s ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, July 26, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute Welcomes Angela B. Stewart, APRN, FNP-CPensacola, Fla. (July 25, 2022) – Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute is pleased to welcome board-certified nurse practitioner Angela B. Stewart, APRN, FNP-C, to its multispecialty physician network. Stewart offers convenient quality cardiothoracic and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 25, 2022
    Consumers can purchase qualifying back-to-school supplies exempt from tax during the 2022 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the sales tax holiday begins Monday, July 25 and extends through Sunday, August 7. The Department of Revenue created this webpage to provide information and promotional materials for consumers, ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release
    Friday, July 15, 2022
                      Stuff the Bus is almost here! United Way of West Florida and our community partners will be collecting school supplies on July 21. This is the only school supply drive supported by both Escambia County and Santa Rosa Countyschool districts  You can ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Friday, July 15, 2022
       Welcome to our first Newsletter. Each newsletter will contain information and articles about both companies.  We hope you find the information useful.Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce:  June Business of the Month!  We were completely surprised!  And so very happy!   Hurricane Preparations:  Learn what a Home Inventory is and why we all need one!  Read More     Grocery ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 15, 2022
    FEMA seeks qualified individuals to serve on the Technical Mapping Advisory Council, a committee that reviews and makes recommendations to FEMA on matters related to the national flood mapping program. Applicants will be considered for a 3-year appointment for four vacancies for the summer/fall 2022 term. Applications will be accepted through Aug 8. See the story below for details.FEMA will join ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 15, 2022
                Incumbent Worker Training Grants Available Now               Businesses experience skills gaps when workers don't have necessary training. A company’s ability to retain workers, grow and prosper can be compromised. Florida’s Incumbent Worker Training grants can help. The program provides grants for continuing education and training of current full-time employees at ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Friday, July 15, 2022
     + Jumpstart your funding journey with new grants opportunities   EDITION 158       Resources & Tips A mindset for the 21st centuryA digital-first approach can boost efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction in today's technology-driven business world. Here's how ensuring employees develop 'digital mindsets' no matter their role can help grow your business.         Unlock growth ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 15, 2022
         Residents and businesses asked to complete broadband survey by July 20     The Santa Rosa Local Technology Planning Team is asking residents and businesses to complete a broadband survey to help gather more data of broadband availability and reliability throughout the county.  Resident surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3LJH7SQ  Business ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 15, 2022
    Baptist Health Care Names Paul Brown Quality Analytics Manager  PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 12, 2022) – Paul Brown has been named quality analytics manager with Baptist Health Care.  Brown has served as a quality consultant for Baptist since 2019. In his new role with Baptist, Brown will lead the quality analytics team of analysts and consultants to identify, conduct and support formal improvement ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 15, 2022
     BBB®        Photo Courtesy of Getty Images     Rental Cons Take Advantage of Stressed Out MoversFinding a new place to live is stressful! Scammers know that people in the midst of moving don’t always have time to do the necessary research. Avoid scams by watching out for these latest tricks.   How This Scam ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 15, 2022
     If you are unable to see this message, click here to view.We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for Business Class LIVE 2022.        Register Now          What is Business Class LIVE?Business Class LIVE, now in its 10th year, is a full-day event on July 20 designed to give small business owners the tools, resources, and strategies they need to help grow their ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 15, 2022
    Governor Ron DeSantis announced the surplus for Fiscal Year 2021-22 is $21.8 billion – the highest in state history and more than 21 percent above the state budget for the fiscal year. Collections in May were $742 million above estimates, and preliminary data for June collections are approximately $950 million above estimates.  Read more here.
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Political
    Friday, July 15, 2022
              July Leaps & Bounds Magazine Online          The July LEAPS and BOUNDS, Santa Rosa County School District’s multi-media, interactive magazine is now availableathttps://bit.ly/LBJUL2022. The latest issue includes information about the 2022 state assessment results, newly appointed school administrators, a behind the scenes look with various departments, spotlights on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Friday, July 15, 2022
             For Immediate ReleaseJuly 15, 2022  Contact: Kohen Johns Brannon  kohen.johnsbrannon@dot.state.fl.us(888) 638-0250, ext. 1661     Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory  Chipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 15, 2022
    Escambia County to Launch Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program July 20Escambia County will launch the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program Wednesday, July 20. The program is designed to provide assistance for homeowners struggling to pay mortgages or utilities due to COVID-19. Funded under the Community Development Block Grant Corona Virus Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program, eligible ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 12, 2022
    Navarre, Fla- The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering with the Santa Rosa County Legislative Coalition to host a Santa Rosa County Candidates Forum on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10, 2022.   The forum will be held at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway.  Doors will open at 5:30 pm each evening for a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
    Monday, July 11, 2022
    Navarre, Fla- The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering with the Santa Rosa County Legislative Coalition to host a Santa Rosa County Candidates Forum on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10, 2022.  The forum will be held at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway.  Doors will open at 5:30 pm each evening for a ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Political
    Monday, July 11, 2022
    The Navarre Chamber encourages everyone to get out and shop local for Amazon Prime Day. If you are a Chamber Member, we invite you to post a PRIME DEAL (aka Hot Deal) on www.NavarreChamber.com and that will automatically be shared on the Chamber’s Facebook Page.CLICK HERE to post your PRIME DEAL now. If you are a non-profit, make sure your organization is signed up for Amazon Smile so when ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, July 08, 2022
                   Reserve Your Spot for our Confined Space Entry 1910 & 1926 Virtual Course    Approximately 2.1 million workers enter permit confined spaces annually. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the reality is that the hazards of confined space entry are the same. Too many ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 08, 2022
    FEMA Bulletin Week of July 5, 2022    FEMA BULLETIN  Week of July 5, 2022View as Webpage | Subscribe  In this Edition:FEMA Releases New Features in its FEMA App FEMA Updates Webpage to Explain Flood ResilienceFEMA Publishes Building Codes and Floodplain Management Regulations VideoFEMA Announces Funding for National Domestic Preparedness ConsortiumUpcoming Deadlines and RemindersImportant ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 08, 2022
    The FAVOB Panhandle Chapter invites you to a meeting on Thursday, July 14th at 1 pm at Scenic Hills Country Club, 8891 Burning Tree Road in Pensacola. We are looking forward to connecting with Veteran business owners to see how we can best serve our local Veterans in a way that is impactful and productive! Please stop by, introduce yourself and see what we can offer, as well as connect with ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 08, 2022
             For Immediate ReleaseJuly 8, 2022  Contact: Kohen Johns Brannon  kohen.johnsbrannon@dot.state.fl.us(888) 638-0250, ext. 1661     Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory  Chipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 08, 2022
    TPO Members, Committees, and Interested Parties:  Please see attached details about next week’s workshops.    Tuesday, July 12, 2022   10:00 AM Public Workshop 2:00 PM Committees Workshop (Both are public.) Pensacola Bay Center 201 E. Gregory St. Pensacola, FL  32502  Mary Beth WashnockTransportation ManagerWorking to preserve and enhance the quality of life in northwest Florida.  PO ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 08, 2022
              Navarre Beach sound side kayak launch reopens     The Navarre Beach ADA accessible kayak launch located in front of the Red Drum Pavilion in the Navarre Beach Marine Park on the sound side has reopened after undergoing repairs following Hurricane Sally.  "It's great to have this kayak launch open again," said Commissioner Dave Piech, District 4. "I ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, July 07, 2022
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 7, 2022) – Baptist Health Care has named Sara Lefevers manager of community impact and government relations. In this newly created position, Lefevers will manage and develop relationships with government and community stakeholders to achieve BHC’s organizational goals related to community impact.  Lefevers earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and public ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, July 07, 2022
    Pensacola, Fla. (July 7, 2022) Your Better Business Bureau® Serving Northwest Florida Foundation announces the three recipients of the 2022 BBB Student Ethics Scholarships in District I (Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties).  Andrea Contreras-Fernandez, Senior Gulf Breeze High SchoolNatalia Marisa Mercado, Senior Gulf Breeze High SchoolCarly Jo Johnecheck, a senior at West Florida High ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, July 07, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE7/7/22  CONTACT:HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin HospitalNina Harrelson, Director of Communications and Community Engagementnina.harrelson@hcahealthcare.com, 850-217-0401  HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital is nationally recognized for its commitment to providing high-quality cardiovascular careThe American Heart Association presents the Get With The Guidelines awards for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 05, 2022
      Plus other news and updates from UWWF     HELP US STUFF THE BUS!     Stuff the Bus is only a few weeks away! Help us make sure students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are equipped with the tools they need to succeed this school year! This is the only school supply drive supported by both local school ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Friday, July 01, 2022
        YMCA of Northwest FloridaJuly 2022          For Healthy LivingFrom the Director's Desk: Mirror, Mirror on the WallWho’s the strongest of them all? Thanks to a new amenity at the Bear Levin Studer Y, you can be the strongest, or most flexible, or least stressed of them all, and do it on your ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 01, 2022
       Top TakeawaysInflation worries dominate the minds of small businesses.The pandemic has cost the economy more than $8 trillion.High gas and energy prices impact much of the economy.Experts have tips for finding and retaining talent during a worker shortage. Editor’s note: The Chamber Bulletin will return on July 7.Developments That MatterSmall Businesses Worry About ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 01, 2022
    For Immediate Release  Contact: United Way of West FloridaJed Dembowski850.444.7042jed.dembowski@uwwf.org  Photos: A logo and a photo from 2021 can be found here- https://www.uwwf.org/stbmediaphotos  Community Partners Join United Way of West Florida to Stuff the Bus  Pensacola, FL – On July 21 you can help students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties get the tools they need to succeed this ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Friday, July 01, 2022
       EDITION 156       Resources & Tips Recession-proof your small businessEnsuring your business is prepared for tough times should be at the top of a small business owner’s to-do list. Let these five key performance indicators help determine whether your business is strong enough to weather a recession.        Connect with your biggest fan(s) Having ‘superfans,’ or supporters that are ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 01, 2022
    Many companies choosing to move into Santa Rosa County   Many companies, including Fortune 500 corporations, are choosing to call the Santa Rosa County industrial parks home. When a company begins looking at Santa Rosa County, the project is given a name, such as Project Jungle Cruise, because the Santa Rosa Economic Development Office is bound by confidentiality until the company is ready to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    Construction begins on Edgewood Drive in Navarre Santa Rosa County has begun construction on Edgewood Drive in Navarre. The Edgewood Drive construction project includes a new sidewalk and bike lanes along the full length of Edgewood Drive, a new right-turn lane at Hwy. 98, clearing and cleaning existing ditches, and replacing drainage culverts. Edgewood Drive will also be resurfaced as part of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    Please join us in congratulating Adam McCloskey aka #AskAdam, and one of our Chamber Board of Directors, on accepting a great Center Director opportunity at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.   And, help us welcome a very familiar face to many of us in South Santa Rosa County: Christa Wilson, an Associate Director with the Florida Small ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, June 21, 2022
      For Immediate Release​​​​​​Contact:  Casey Herrera  ​​​​​​​​​Casey_herrera@srmcfl.com​​​​​​​ Santa Rosa Medical Center Announces College Senior Breakfast Event   A Free event for Graduating College Seniors   Milton, FL - Santa Rosa Medical Center and Santa Rosa Medical Group will be hosting a Free Breakfast for all Graduating College Seniors, interested in career opportunities at any of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    Navarre Beach named "Best for an under-the-radar gem" in Reader's Digest Navarre Beach has been included in the Reader's Digest article, "35 Best 4th of July Weekend Vacations," as the "Best for an under-the-radar gem." This comes just one year after being named one of the best beaches in the country (listed 12th out of 25 locations).   Here's what the Reader's Digest article had to say about ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    Residents and businesses asked to complete broadband survey by July 15 The Santa Rosa Local Technology Planning Team is asking residents and businesses to complete a broadband survey to help gather more data of broadband availability and reliability throughout the county.    Resident survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3LJH7SQ   Business ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, June 10, 2022
        2022 Legislative Report Card     Earlier today to coincide with the unveiling of the 2022 Florida Chamber Legislative Report Card, the Florida Chamber shared the below news release.          Florida Chamber of Commerce Unveils 2022 Legislative Report Card and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Friday, June 10, 2022
    We need your input! The public comment period for the Florida-Alabama Project Priorities is now open through July 31. Take our survey and ensure your voice is heard on the 2022 Transportation Priorities in the Florida-Alabama TPO region.Find the online survey at www.ecrc.org/FLALPrioritiesSurvey. Paper copies available by request.View current project priorities, learn about the Project Priorities ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 10, 2022
              Santa Rosa County Animal Services "Cheaper Than Gas" adoption event  Santa Rosa County Animal Services (SRCAS) is hosting a special adoption event - "Cheaper Than Gas" - starting Fri., June 10 through Sat., June 18. All adoptions are only $4 and include spay or neuter, flea prevention, age appropriate vaccinations, initial dewormer, microchip, an adoption starter kit, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 10, 2022
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428JARED W. PERDUE, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseContact: Kohen Johns Brannon  June 10, 2022Kohen.johnsbrannon@dot.state.fl.us        (888) 638-0250 ext. 1661   Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 09, 2022
    Junior lifeguard tryouts is coming up. The flyer below contains information about tryouts and session dates. A one-of-a-kind program hosted by your very own Navarre Beach Lifeguards, it is a great opportunity for any child looking to become a lifeguard, gain water confidence, or advance their water knowledge.
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, June 08, 2022
     Air Force’s DMOC brings next generation C2 to life  The 705th Combat Training Squadron recently executed a virtual Tactical Operations Center – Light experiment in their Distributed Mission Operations Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.  The experiment was designed to provide an initial assessment of the functions and manning required to meet combatant commander needs for a rapidly ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, June 08, 2022
         Planning and Zoning and Engineering going live with MGO Mon., June 13     Santa Rosa County Planning and Zoning and Engineering will be going live with MyGovernmentOnline (MGO) for all applications beginning Mon., June 13. Customers will need to submit applications within the new system by visiting www.mygovernmentonline.org.   Important Info About Getting Started with ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 03, 2022
              Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Committee MeetingMon., June 6, 9:00 a.m. at Administrative Complex in Milton     The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners will hold a commission committee meeting in the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, on Mon., June 6 at 9:00 a.m. See the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. This meeting will be streamed live ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 03, 2022
         Santa Rosa County June 2022 Public Meetings     All Santa Rosa County Board of County Commission meetings and other county department meetings are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.  Commission Committee - June  6, 9:00 a.m.  Local RESTORE Council Meeting - June 7, 2:30 p.m.  Marine Advisory ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 03, 2022
    The Navarre Chamber is pleased to be able to offer advertising opportunities as a membership benefit. Members can offer coupons and special deals with Hot Deals (available to the public). CHECK OUT THE CURRENT HOT DEALS FROM NAVARRE CHAMBER MEMBER BUSINESSES. Use Hot Deals to increase your company's visibility and promote new business! These deals push automatically to the Chamber's social ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Thursday, June 02, 2022
              Local RESTORE Council Annual Meeting     The local RESTORE annual council meeting will be held in the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton on Tues., June 7 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Please see the agenda and backup supporting documents. This meeting will also be streamed live and archived online.  See the Santa Rosa County RESTORE Act webpage for general ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, June 01, 2022
    For Immediate ReleaseJune 1, 2022  Contact: Nina Harrelson, 850-217-0401  HCA Florida Hospitals Announce Dr. Eric Schuck as Chief Medical Officer~Dr. Schuck to Serve as Chief Medical Officer of HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital and HCA Florida Twin Cities Hospital~  Fort Walton Beach, Fla. – Eric Schuck, M.D., has been appointed chief medical officer (CMO), of HCA Florida Fort ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 01, 2022
        EDITION 152  Resources & Tips New month = new resources   Though Small Business Month may have come to an end, there are many free and low-cost resources available year-round to help your business thrive. Keep up the momentum and take advantage of these tools to achieve your goals and better your business.       Measure success, one Facebook post at a time    Facebook analytics is a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, May 31, 2022
              Hurricane season begins June 1 - are you ready?     Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through the end of November. In preparation for the 2022 hurricane season, emergency management would like to remind citizens that the key to reducing the impact of a disaster is to have a plan, get a kit and stay informed. While "The first 72 is on you" has been the public ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 31, 2022
     May 31, 2022 The Florida Chamber political team continuously analyzes new voter registration trends, changes to House and Senate districts, and voter behavior as we work to recruit and elect pro-jobs candidates to secure Florida's future. Please share this report with your management team and send us a note if you have questions, perspectives, or recommendations. Florida is at a crossroads and we ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, May 27, 2022
    Permit applications limited for walk-in customers Effective immediately, Santa Rosa County Development Services walk-in customers will now be limited to no more than five permit applications per company, per day. Applicants need to ensure they have completed their permit applications in MyGovernmentOnline (MGO) prior to visiting the office.     Contractor accounts previously registered in Santa ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 27, 2022
    June Events @ Your Library ® Library Closures All Santa Rosa County Libraries will close at 12 p.m. on Fri., Jun. 17, for quarterly staff development.    Library Survey – All SRC Libraries The Santa Rosa County Library System is seeking feedback from the public about multiple areas including current and new library services, online resources, and preferred format for library materials. Visit ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 27, 2022
     | MAY 2022 | MAY SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSIONProperty Insurance Reform & Condo Safety Passed in Second Special Session On Wed., May 25, the Florida House passed Senate Bills 2D and 4D as part of Special Session 2022D to address the state’s dysfunctional property insurance market and shore up condominium safety, prioritizing Florida homeowners and residents.  Balancing the interests of all ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 27, 2022
    We are having a special market event featuring the areas young artist, crafters, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Want to sponsor a table/tent for a child, sign one up, or volunteer?  Email aspecialplace.98@gmail.com for more info.
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Friday, May 27, 2022
    Santa Rosa County Animal Services once again over capacity Santa Rosa County Animal Services (SRCAS) is asking the community to help with the urgent need for fosters and adopters. SRCAS is over capacity once again due to an ongoing community-wide problem of spaying and neutering pets. SRCAS currently has 397 animals in their care as of Wed., May 25, of which 54 dogs and 26 cats are available for ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 27, 2022
    We are excited to  “SHARE” this information from one of our Chamber Members: CareerSource EscaRosa regarding their Summer Youth Employment Program.   They have 300 youth from 15 to 18 years old, and they are paying their wages, and the state is paying their workman’s comp.Attached is the flyer, along with the business participation agreement, and the application for the students.  Please ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 27, 2022
    Hurricane season begins June 1 - are you ready? Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through the end of November. In preparation for the 2022 hurricane season, emergency management would like to remind citizens that the key to reducing the impact of a disaster is to have a plan, get a kit and stay informed. While "The first 72 is on you" has been the public safety message for many ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 27, 2022
    We would be honored for you to SAVE THE DATE and make plans to join us on Saturday, February 25, 2023 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.We expect this to be the largest ticketed event that the Navarre Chamber has ever hosted, and rightly so.Our aim is to honor the last fifty years of the commitment and strength of this historical organization.There ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 27, 2022
    June Events in Santa Rosa County June 1, 2, 3 Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Summer Day Camp 3051 Cloptons Circle, Navarre. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For nature-loving kids ages 8 to 13. Campers will learn about native wildlife, marine ecosystems, wildlife rehabilitation, and more while having fun and getting to see our animal ambassadors up close and personal! The registration fee includes a t-shirt, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, May 26, 2022
        FVSL IS SAVING LIVES    A recent caller to the Florida Veterans Support Line,powered locally by United Way of West Florida, says he was within "inches" of considering taking his own life.  But the connection and camaraderie he felt from the Veteran Care Coordinator on the other end of the line kept him ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Thursday, May 26, 2022
                       June Highlights     Chrisoula's Cheesecake Shoppe Bakery: Koulourake Demonstration   Date: June 7, 2022  Tuition: $20Our friends, Chrisoula and Tony, have invited us back to their Garden St. shop of goodies. We will Koulourake, Greek Butter Cookies, so you may want to bring your apron. The shop is no longer serving ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, May 26, 2022
    FOR INFORMATION ONLY If you are interested in becoming a School Guardian, you can view minimum qualifications and apply at https://bit.ly/3lkM4ko or email Dan Hahn at HahnD@santarosa.k12.fl.us . Santa Rosa County Schools hiring guardians for extra layer of security
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Wednesday, May 25, 2022
              Local Technology Planning Team Meeting     The Santa Rosa Local Technology Planning Team will hold a meeting in the Santa Rosa County Extension Auditorium, 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton, on Wed., Jun. 1 at 1:00 p.m. This meeting is open to the public.  The Santa Rosa County Local Technology Team will begin a series of public meetings designed to create an initial ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    FREE Summer Break Spot meals available to anyone 18 years of age or younger from June 1-July 29 (closed on July 4). Help us spread the word.
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, May 20, 2022
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428JARED W. PERDUE, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseContact: Kohen Johns Brannon  May 20, 2022Kohen.johnsbrannon@dot.state.fl.us        (888) 638-0250, ext. 1661   Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 20, 2022
                       Learn More About Protecting and Preparing Your Employees for a Potential Active Shooter Incident     To follow up on our recent Educational Webinar that focused on workplace violence and the employer's legal obligations in the event of an active attacker situation, we are offering a comprehensive Active Shooter & Threat Management Virtual ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Friday, May 20, 2022
    from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Over 20 companies and organizations will be represented at the job fair, offering opportunities at various skill levels. The job fair will be located on the second floor of the terminal building in the Airport Administration Office, 2430 Airport Blvd.  Airport vendors, concessions, tenants and partners are looking to hire for full and part-time ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
    Friday, May 20, 2022
             Settlers Colony Boulevard Closureas part of the U.S. 98 Widening and Improvement Projectin Santa Rosa County          Drivers will encounter a temporary road closure at Settlers Colony Boulevard beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 31 through 5 p.m. Thursday, June 30. This temporary closure will ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, May 20, 2022
                  Warm weather and sunny days are back and so are we! In between your trips to the beach (don't forget the sunscreen) and all that family fun you're sure to be having now that school is out, why not relax a moment and check out the latest edition of Doctor's ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, May 20, 2022
    May 19, 2022  The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County Provides an Update on the Current National Infant Formula Shortage   Contact: Dana Grissom, PIO PIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov 850-564-2291   Milton, Fla. — The Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) is monitoring the current infant formula shortage and takes this life-threatening issue very seriously.    On May ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, May 20, 2022
         Temporary office hours for Santa Rosa County Development Services extended through May 27     Temporary office hours for SRC Development Services have been extended through Fri., May 27. The development services center will not open until 10 a.m.  The alternate operating hours will only affect the building inspections and planning and zoning departments located in Suite 202 of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, May 19, 2022
    Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Committee Meeting Mon., May 23, 9:00 a.m. at Administrative Complex in Milton The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners will hold a commission committee meeting in the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, on Mon., May 23 at 9:00 a.m. See the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. This meeting will be streamed live and archived ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022
         Contractors must register with MyGovernmentOnline     Contractor accounts previously registered in Santa Rosa County's GoPermits system can not be transferred to MyGovernmentOnline (MGO). All contractors must register in the new program to expedite obtaining permits.   For those that already have an existing MGO account with another jurisdiction, please utilize the same account ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 11, 2022
         Santa Rosa County’s new online permitting system is live     Santa Rosa County’s new online permitting system went live at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10. Customers can now apply for new building permits within the new system by visiting www.mygovernmentonline.org.   Important Info About Getting Started with MGO:    Permit applications will no longer be accepted via ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 11, 2022
              Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Regular MeetingThurs., May 12, 9 a.m. at the Tiger Point Community Center in Gulf Breeze     The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners will hold a commission regular meeting in the Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Ln. in Gulf Breeze, on Thurs., May 12 at 9 a.m. See the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, May 09, 2022
    Do you have your walking or running shoes ready? The Columbiette and Knight of Columbus Organizations of Saint Sylvester Catholic Church, Gulf Breeze FL are having their annual Flag Day 5K Run Walk at the church on Saturday June 11, 2022 at 7:30am. Our charities this year will be Majella House, a future home for homeless pregnant women and their children and Healing Paws for Warriors, a local ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, May 09, 2022
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT:Diane/JamieFlorida SBDC at UWF9999 University Pkwy, Pensacola850-474-2528850-474-2577 (fax)sbdc@uwf.edu (e-mail)www.sbdc.uwf.edu   Florida SBDC at UWF Presents “Learn the Basics of Google Ads” – Online Webinar  PENSACOLA, FL — May 9, 2022 — Learn how to reach more customers and grow your business with Google Ads. Join us on June 7th from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. for ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 06, 2022
                   Reserve Your Spot for our Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Virtual Course    The Florida Chamber Safety Council is offering the Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) course virtually. This half-day course provides essential workplace safety ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 06, 2022
    Categories: Community, Education
    Friday, May 06, 2022
    Hurlburt squadron supports largest U.S. Africa Command exercise   Airmen from the 505th Combat Training Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida, supported the command post exercise African Lion 22, the “premiere joint multi-national exercise in the AFRICOM [U.S. Africa Command] area of responsibility,” according to U.S. Army Maj. James Guglielmi, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa foreign ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, May 06, 2022
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428JARED W. PERDUE, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Tanya Branton  May 6, 2022tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us         (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599   Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, May 06, 2022
           LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Governor DeSantis Signs VISIT FLORIDA Extension into Law This afternoon, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 434, a Florida-chamber backed bill that would extend VISIT FLORIDA in statute through October 1, 2028. This bill brings much needed certainty to the state’s tourism marketing organization and is a win for Florida’s tourism industry that relies on VISIT FLORIDA to help ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, May 06, 2022
                        The Florida Department of Revenue has issued the following Tax Information Publications (TIP) dated May 6, 2022. The TIPs have been posted on the Department’s website.  To view each publication, click on the TIP number:  TIP #22A01-02    2022 Sales Tax Exemption Period on Children’s Books - May 14, 2022 Through August 14, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 04, 2022
             The Florida Transportation, Growth & Infrastructure Solution Summit Unites Florida Business Leaders on 'Preparing Florida's Infrastructure for Smart Growth & Development'        Thank you to all attendees and speakers that joined ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 04, 2022
    Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseMay 2, 2022  Contact: Nina Harrelson, 850-217-0401  HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital Announces Karim Ghanem as Vice President of Operations  Fort Walton Beach, Fla. – HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital announced today the appointment of Karim Ghanem as vice president of operations, effective today, May 2, 2022.  Ghanem has six years of experience ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 04, 2022
    Early Bird Special Ends Friday I 2022 Florida Prosperity & Economic Opportunity Solution Summit         Early Bird Registration Ends Friday!    The 2022 Florida Prosperity & Economic Opportunity Solution Summit Will Unite the Florida Business Community on Tackling the 10 Root ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 03, 2022
    Sharing for our friends at Navarre High School…It’s Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, and we are trying something new called “Stock the Lounge” where parents, students, and community members can participate in our celebration. We do not have a PTO at the high school level, so we plan all of these types of events on our own. &##128522; Also, if any businesses would like to donate items to be ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Sunday, May 01, 2022
    The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announced a “Membership Special” for Small Business Week, May 1-7, 2022.  - For a small business with little or no disposable income, finding resources to help grow the enterprise is key. - The Navarre Chamber often can help, but business owners must decide whether the cost of such membership is worth the investment. - With that in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Sunday, May 01, 2022
    The Navarre Chamber is dedicated to connecting our community to businesses while advocating with honesty, integrity and leadership. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating Small Business Week in the Navarre area. p  
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 29, 2022
    Your April InsightsApril 29, 2022        The Florida Chamber political team continuously analyzes new voter registration trends, changes to House and Senate districts, and voter behavior as we work to recruit and elect pro-jobs candidates to secure Florida's future. Please share this report with your management team and send us a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Friday, April 29, 2022
        Media Contacts:Dianne FazioFlorida SBDC Network(850) 898-3486  Doug WiseFloridaMakes(727) 743-5009  News ReleaseApril 29, 2022For Immediate Release    Florida SBDC Network, FloridaMakes AnnouncePartnership to Aid State's Small ...read more
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    Friday, April 29, 2022
                 For Immediate ReleaseApril 29, 2022  Contact: Tanya Branton(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 | tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us     Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory  Chipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 29, 2022
         Dear Chanda: Thanks to everyone who participated yesterday in our first discussion in the series focused on solutions to our nation’s workforce crisis. In case you missed our conversation on improving access to quality childcare, please click here to watch the recording. Please find additional ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, April 29, 2022
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR1074 Highway 90Chipley, Florida 32428-0607JARED W. PERDUE, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseApril 29, 2022Contact: Ian Satter(888) 638-0250 Ext. 1205 | ian.satter@dot.state.fl.us  Pensacola Bay Bridge multiuse path reopens  Chipley, Fla. – Construction crews have reopened the Pensacola Bay Bridge multiuse path.  The ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, April 29, 2022
     Ask Me            2022 Torch Award for Ethics Online Auction is LIVE       Our 2022 Torch Award for Ethics Online Auction is now LIVE. Bids will be accepted through 7:59 PM Thursday, May 5th. Visit https://nwfl.app.bbb.org/auction/ to register and place your bids for gift cards, hotel stays on the beach, auto services, and much more.         Read ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, April 28, 2022
              Navarre Park Ribbon CuttingSat., Apr. 30, 9:00 a.m. in Navarre     Join Santa Rosa County for the much-anticipated ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. on Sat., Apr. 30 at Navarre Park, 8543 Navarre Parkway. Santa Rosa County began redeveloping the existing Navarre Park in October 2020 to create a top-notch recreational experience for all ages and abilities.  “We have all been ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, April 28, 2022
    Press Release For Immediate ReleaseApril 28, 2022  Contact: Nina Harrelson, 850-217-0401  Three Tri-County HCA Florida Healthcare Teams Receive NationwideUnit of Distinction Award  Fort Walton Beach, Fla. – Three Tri-County HCA Florida Healthcare teams have received HCA Healthcare’s nationwide Unit of Distinction (UOD) award for exemplary nursing.  The following medical teams were recognized ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, April 28, 2022
                  The Florida Chamber Foundation's Florida Trade & Logistics 2030 Study Identifies Key Strategies and Recommendations to Inform Policy and Course of Action for Florida's Trade, Logistics, Export-Oriented Manufacturing, and Rural Economic ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 28, 2022
         NOMI Health closes COVID test sites in Santa Rosa County     NOMI Health has closed the COVID-19 testing sites in Santa Rosa County that were located at the Clyde L. Gracey Community Center in Milton and Gulf Breeze Flea Market in Gulf Breeze.  Other COVID-19 testing locations can be found online at floridahealthcovid19.gov/testing-sites.  VaccinesCOVID-19 vaccinations ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, April 28, 2022
    This info was email to all of our Chamber Members this morning . . . . . We know everyone is REALLY busy, but there are so many new businesses/organizations/individuals that are in our community that want to "get connected" with you and/or your business/organization! If you cannot personally attend Commerce & Coffee in the morning - maybe check to see if someone in your office might enjoy ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Thursday, April 28, 2022
        | APRIL 2022 |         APRIL SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION         April Special Legislative Session Update  Last week the Florida Legislature concluded a Special Session and passed several pieces of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political
    Thursday, April 28, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT:Diane/JamieFlorida PTAC at UWF9999 University Pkwy, Pensacola850-474-2528sbdc@uwf.edu (e-mail)www.sbdc.uwf.eduwww.fptac.org    Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center presents “Government Contracting 101”  PENSACOLA, FL — April 24, 2022 — The Florida PTAC at UWF offers a workshop entitled “Government Contracting 101” on May 23rd from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Thursday, April 28, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT:Diane/JamieFlorida SBDC at UWF9999 University Pkwy, Pensacola850-474-2528850-474-2577 (fax)sbdc@uwf.edu (e-mail)www.sbdc.uwf.edu   Florida SBDC at UWF Presents “SBIR/STTR: Funding Innovation on the Gulf Coast” – Panama City  PENSACOLA, FL — April 24, 2022  Join us on May 24th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at TechFarms new facility in Panama City Beach for an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Thursday, April 28, 2022
              UF/IFAS Extension Plant Sale May 6-7     The UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Master Gardener volunteers will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, at the Santa Rosa County Extension Office, 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton.  Over 50 varieties of landscaping plants, trees, herbs and ground covers will be available for purchase. Prices are based on ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, April 28, 2022
              Locklin Technical College Wins at State Competition      SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FL –Students from Locklin Technical College brought home 8 medals from the 2022 Florida SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference held in Jacksonville, Florida from April 19-21. The annual SkillsUSA Florida conference was a showcase of Career and Technical Education (CTE) students in our state ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 27, 2022
    SRC Animal Services participating in BISSELL Pet Foundation Empty the Shelters  Adoption fees reduced to $5 May 2-14   As shelters across the country face overcrowding, BISSELL Pet Foundation is aiming to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring reduced adoption fees from May 2-14. This event will be hosted in more than 275 shelters in 40 states, including Santa Rosa County (SRC) Animal ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 27, 2022
    Letter Carriers’  30th Annual Stamp Out HungerFood Drive to benefit several local pantries Pensacola, FL (April 27, 2022) – Residents in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties can help feed hungry neighbors in need by donating to the Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 14.  This is the 30th year for the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive – the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    Know what to do - and what your legal obligations are - in the event of an attacker.               Complimentary Webinar Next Week! -- Resource to Keep Your Employees Safe    Workplace Violence and Active Attackers: Employers Legal ObligationsA part of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Education
    Friday, April 22, 2022
      Time is running out to submit a nomination for the 2022 Florida Tourism Hall of Fame!Florida’s reputation as the world’s premier vacation destination would not be possible without the vision and dedication of a select group of tourism industry innovators. Each year, these individuals are honored by VISIT FLORIDA with induction into the Florida Tourism Hall of Fame, which was inaugurated in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    Dear COVID EIDL Borrower: ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A LOAN INCREASE? You may be eligible for an increase in your SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (COVID EIDL) amount (subject to SBA analysis). If you are interested, please apply now because COVID EIDL funds are expected to be exhausted this month. Requests are processed in the order received and are subject to availability of ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 22, 2022
         New online permitting system workshop     Santa Rosa County’s new online permitting system workshop will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wed., Apr. 27, in the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, 6495 Caroline Street in Milton.   All contractors, developers and users are encouraged to attend. This is an interactive workshop to demonstrate the new ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL  32399-0450JARED W. PERDUE, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Tanya Branton  April 22, 2022tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us         (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599   Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    We welcome Chamber members to attend this annual photo shoot.   Professional Photo Opportunity: May 10th - Registration is NOW Open!NABOR is again partnering with the professionals at Studio16 for enhanced digital marketing images. You can book an individual session or bring in your team for group shots. Sessions are offered at the NABOR and open to all NABOR and Chamber members.  Sessions cost ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, April 22, 2022
                 For Immediate ReleaseApril 22, 2022  Contact: Tanya Branton(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 | tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us     Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory  Chipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 22, 2022
     Menus    April 18, 2022              We hope you didn't miss the show!HIGHLIGHTS OF CAT COUNTRY 98.7 SPRING JAM 2022          Lots of VOLLEYBALL NEWS!!This isSpring ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, April 21, 2022
    Come together with your neighbors for a Community's RISE (Resilience In Sea-Level Rise Education) event. This community event will introduce residents to the basics of sea-level rise and flooding impacts, with a discussion of how we can be more prepared in our own community. During this informal dialogue residents have the chance to ask questions and discuss local action with their community ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, April 19, 2022
    BBB®  Photo Courtesy of Getty Images   As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. You need to ensure that your company is growing, that your employees are happy, and that your customers are satisfied. One of the best ways to promote success in your business is to invest in your employees. By creating an environment in which your employees are happy and satisfied, you will increase ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 15, 2022
    British Tea Luncheon Friday May 6, 2022 11:30 – 2:00pm   Art Show presented by Senior Art Class Fashions from Local Shops Tickets are $25 Holley Navarre Senior Center 8476 Gordon Goodin Lane, Navarre Tickets can be purchased in the Office M-F 9am to 1pm 850-936-1644
    Friday, April 15, 2022
    &##127482;&##127480;The Air Force will conduct munition releases in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 20 nautical miles south of Destin.  Advisories and local notice to mariners will be broadcast on Channel 16 and on HF upper sideband 2182 KHZ by the Eglin Air Force Base Joint Test and Training Operations Control Center. For more information, call JTTOCC at (850) 882-5800 or the 96th Test Wing ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 14, 2022
     OSHA Announces First Ever National Emphasis Program for Heat Hazards Dear Chanda, For the first time, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a National Emphasis Program (NEP) designed to protect millions of workers from heat illness and injuries. This marks the first time that heat illness and injuries have been the subject of a National Emphasis ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 14, 2022
    CivicCon: First Santa Rosa County Quality of Life Survey Sent on behalf of CivicCon   Quint Studer, founder of the Studer Community Institute, shares the first-ever Santa Rosa County Quality of Life survey results at a CivicCon Town Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. on Mon., April 18 at the Santa Rosa County Administrative Building, 6495 Caroline Street in Milton. This event will also be ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 14, 2022
     The Florida Chamber Foundation's Florida Equality of Opportunity Initiative is Uniting Florida Leadership to Enhance Quality of Life For ALL Floridians – Cradle to Career  In-Person Early Bird Registration: $299**(early bird registration closes April 25, 2022) In-Person Regular Registration: $329****(after April 25, 2022) Virtual/Livestream Registration: $199LEARN MORE & REGISTERBECOME A ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 14, 2022
         Registration is Open!  Join us for the Florida SBDC Network Small Business Success Summit! This inaugural event, which will be held June 27-28, 2022 in Tampa, will bring together the Florida SBDC Network's experienced business consultants and partners from across the state together to help small business owners:  Access Capital  Win Contracts & Make ValuableConnections  Join us June 27-28, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 14, 2022
      Children in Crisis (CIC) and Families First Network (FFN)will cohost a Foster Care Recruitment Event on April 23rd, Noon to 2 o’clock p.m. at CIC’s Kid’s Clubhouse located at 1000 Luke’s Way, Fort Walton Beach, FL.    There is a shortage of Foster Parents in District 1 area which includes Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties.  CIC will be recruiting Foster Parents to come live ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 14, 2022
    Dear Chanda:I would like to invite you to an upcoming webinar, Cryptocurrency: Long-term potential or short-term buzz? on April 27th. Here are the details.You've seen the headlines, but how exactly does cryptocurrency work - and what are the implications of investing in it?   Wednesday, April 27, 2022Time: 3 p.m. CTIn this webinar, industry professionals will discuss the swirl of news, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, April 14, 2022
    The Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA) is BACK! CLEA is a 10-week program for Santa Rosa County residents that offers an exclusive, inside look at your local sheriff's office. Classes are held on Thursday nights from 6:00PM until approximately 9:00PM, depending on the subject matter. The program is completely free for residents ages 18 and up. Participants will also receive a meal each ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 14, 2022
      Top TakeawaysTaxing energy companies won't lower gas prices now but would raise them in the future.Business costs rose at the highest rate ever recorded.Businesses of all sizes need to protect themselves from ransomware attacks.Scientists are working on creating a vaccine that prevents COVID-19 infections.Small business owners face challenges, including inflation, worker shortages, and supply ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 14, 2022
     Gulf Islands National Seashore News Release  Release Date:             April 14th, 2022Contacts:                     Stephenie Wade,Stephenie_Wade@nps.gov, 850-393-7952  Gulf Islands National Seashore Hosts National Park Week Events  GULF BREEZE, Fla. -- Gulf Islands National Seashore is hosting a series of events in Mississippi and Florida in celebration of National Park Week.  National Park ...read more
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    Thursday, April 14, 2022
       Valued Lowe’s Customer, Today we would like to announce that all stores in the United States will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 17, to show appreciation for more than 300,000 Lowe’s associates' continued dedication to serving our customers. We want to thank our associates for their hard work serving our communities and customers, especially ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    &##128226; Registration for NRQBC membership for the 2022-2023 season is now open.   If you registered for 2021-2022 membership, that expired on February 28th. Please click the link below to fill out the electronic form.  We have made it easier this year to pay dues by opening up Venmo and PayPal to membership dues payments.  &##127988;‍☠️Black Level $100 (includes 1 parking pass and voting ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    Kindergarten registration begins this week, so don't wait! If you have a child that will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, you are eligible to register for Kindergarten. Our schools are excited to meet the newest students to our district. Spread the word!   A student may be registered for kindergarten for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year any day the school is open after April 13; ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    THE VFW POST 4407 WILL BE HAVING MEAT BINGO on Saturday APril 16 at 3:00pm.   Everyone welcome.  Come early to get a seat.  $15Sunday April 17: Easter Sunday we will be having 2 hams.  Need people to bring side dishes to share.  Start time 2:00pm Everyone welcome.Saturday April 30:  Yard Sale at the Post.  Lots of excellent items.  Everyone is welcome.  7:00
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    Monday, April 11, 2022
    Happy Monday!   As you know, Easter is this Sunday, April 17th is Easter Sunday, and Mother’s Day is right around the corner, along with lots of Spring Events & Specials.    As a Chamber Member, you are invited to:    REGISTER NOW for your Business/Organization to be part of The Navarre Chamber's Spring Shopping & Dining Guide that will be distributed weekly on Wednesdays throughout the ...read more
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    Friday, April 08, 2022
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL  32399-0450JARED W. PERDUE, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Tanya Branton  April 8, 2022tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us         (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599   Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the ...read more
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    Friday, April 08, 2022
                                                2022 Florida Partisan Performance ...read more
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    Friday, April 08, 2022
    April 8, 2022   DOH SANTA ROSA WIC PRESENTS THE 2022 WALK FOR MOMMY & ME  Contact: Dana Grissom, PIO PIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov 850-564-2291   Milton, FL – The Walk for Mommy & Me will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Carpenter’s Park located at 5224 Munson Highway in Milton.  The walk is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County Women, ...read more
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    Friday, April 08, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  MEDIA CONTACT:Debra Burbridge Debra.Burbridge@hcahealthcare.com281-851-6275  HCA Florida Healthcare Shows Up for Floridians by Offering New Statewide Nurse Consultation Line Consult-A-Nurse® line provides free expert advice and support to Floridians where and when they need it  NASHVILLE, TN, April 7, 2022 —HCA Florida Healthcare announces a new, statewide ...read more
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    Friday, April 08, 2022
    Neighborhood cleanup program in partnership with UF/IFAS Extension, Ocean Hour and Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program     Santa Rosa County UF/IFAS Sea Grant Extension in partnership with Ocean Hour and Pensacola & Perdido Bays Estuary Program invites neighborhoods to participate in regular neighborhood trash removal activities.  For those interested in coordinating a ...read more
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    Friday, April 08, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                      CONTACT:  Danielle Clark, 850-983-5043 APRIL 7, 2022                                                                                            clarkd@santarosa.k12.fl.us                                                                   Santa Rosa Education Foundation  Announces Nominees for Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year 2022   The ...read more
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    Monday, April 04, 2022
      Navarre Beach Ambassador Meeting Thurs., Apr. 14            The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office and UF/IFAS Extension Office are seeking volunteers for the Navarre Beach Ambassador Program. An informational meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Thurs., Apr. 14 in the conference room of the Navarre Visitor Information Center, 8543 Navarre Parkway in Navarre. This meeting ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
     YMCA of Northwest FloridaApril 2022 We are hiring in multiple departments. Come and join our team! SEE JOB POSTINGS AND APPLY ONLINE From the Director's Desk: Join us on our NEW Universal AppWe’ve launched the Universal YMCA App – and we’re inviting members to download it and explore this new tool that will enhance and support your Y member experience. You can find the new app by searching “YMCA” ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
    Home News Community SportsButterfly houses continue battle, look to future  Keep Santa Rosa Beautiful, a 501c3 non-profit based in Milton, will be receiving their vivarium for the new butterfly house at the T.W. Jones house sometime this week. The vivarium will hold butterflies in it and will come in the form of a kit that must be assembled. | Navarre Press Gulf Breeze man sentenced after ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
      Former Commissioner Don Salter inducted into Florida Veterans' Hall of Fame Former Santa Rosa County Commissioner Don Salter was one of 15 veterans inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame this week. Governor Ron DeSantis and the Cabinet voted unanimously on the list of inductees for 2021.   A native of Santa Rosa County, Don Salter attended Troy State ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
     Debris disposal options from severe weather Santa Rosa County is not currently picking up storm debris from severe weather, residents must make arrangements for disposal. Waste providers will be providing regular waste service. Residents working with debris removal companies can make arrangements to have the company dispose of debris or residents can take debris to the Central ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Health Care Offers Support Groups in April    PENSACOLA, Fla. (March 31, 2022) – Baptist Health Care will offer the following support group meetings in April to help enhance quality of life throughout the Pensacola community. More information, including location ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Health Care Offers Women’s Center Prenatal Education Classes in April    PENSACOLA, Fla. (March 31, 2022) – Baptist Health Care will offer the following Women’s Center prenatal classes in April. Registration is required. Location information will be provided upon ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
    Gulf Islands National Seashore News Release   Release Date:           March 31, 2022 Contacts:       Susan Teel, susan_teel@nps.gov, 850-934-2618   Gulf Islands National Seashore Reopens J. Earle Bowden Way and Fort Pickens Area    GULF BREEZE, Fla. – Gulf Islands National Seashore reopened J. Earle Bowden Way/Highway 399 this morning at 7:00 a.m. The Fort Pickens Road and campground will also ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
     Florida’s Education and Workforce Leaders Unite to Address Florida’s Talent War The Florida Chamber and Florida Chamber Foundation Launch Future of Work Florida Initiative to Connect Florida Businesses With Talent Solutions The Florida Chamber Foundation recently surveyed Florida’s job creators for the Florida Workforce Needs Study 2.0 and discovered that nearly 72% have experienced difficulty in ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
    APRIL HIGHLIGHTS  Allen Chapel AME TourDate: April 5, 2022  Tuition: $15Tour the historic Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal church and hear from Pensacola historian and newly elected City Councilwoman Teníadé Broughton. Allen Chapel was founded May 16, 1866, by Henry Call and named in honor of Richard Allen, the founder of the AME denomination. The Allen Chapel is just one of many historic ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
        Waste tire amnesty days to be held at Central Landfill  The Santa Rosa County Environmental Department is partnering with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to hold Waste Tire Amnesty Days at the Central Landfill on Sat., Apr. 30. A maximum of eight (8) tires per Santa Rosa County resident will be accepted free of charge with a photo ID as proof ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
    Bring on Spring with modern new styles. Real Wood Products Extra Large (65+-Quart) 25.5-in W x 17.5-in H Rustic/Weathered Oak Wood Barrel in Brown - B100(386 Reviews)  Pergo GOLD 100-sq ft Premium 3-mm Flooring Underlayment Fan Fold - PERGLDUNDL(562 Reviews)  Costa Farms 2-in Succulent in Tray (Suc) - CO.MNSC.1.10PK(20 Reviews)  FIND A STORE NEAR YOUGET OUR APP
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
      Apply for a Dream Big Award! Applications for our annual award program for small businesses are open now through July 8.Learn more about award categories, prizes (including a $25,000 prize for Small Business of the Year) and eligibility requirements here.   EDITION 143  Resources & Tips   Better yourself AND your small business    Searching for cost-effective ways to enhance your ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
    View this email in your browser  It’s Tax Season! Every time of year is the “busy season” for small business and entrepreneurs. You don’t have time to worry about taxes or put your operations on hold just because the next tax filing is due. Most of us didn’t go into business to become accounting and tax experts—we did. You should spend time doing what you are passionate about and let us help ...read more
    Friday, April 01, 2022
                                  Store LocatorALDI App  Available while quantities last. Items may not be available in all stores. Prices and labels may vary by location. Quantities are limiteWe p
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
     Florida Annual Reports Due by May 1stA Florida annual report must be filed each year for a business entity to maintain an “active status” with the Florida Department of State. The annual report is not a financial statement, the report is used to update or confirm the Department of State, Division of Corporations’ records.  In Florida, the report is due by May 1stof each year. A $400 late fee is ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation  1074 HIGHWAY 90 CHIPLEY, FL 32428           For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Tanya Branton     April 1, 2022tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us         (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599   Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia and ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
              April Leaps & Bounds Magazine Online          The April LEAPS and BOUNDS, Santa Rosa County School District’s multi-media, interactive newsletter is now availableathttps://bit.ly/LB042022. The latest issue includes an update from the superintendent of schools, a spotlight on Escape the Vape, school highlights, Kindergarten registration, assessment, teacher academies, ...read more
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    Friday, April 01, 2022
    Gulf Islands News Release Release Date: April 1, 2022 Contact: Casimer Rosiecki, casimer_rosiecki@nps.gov, 850-916-5666   Areas of Santa Rosa Island Recognized as Underground Railroad Site    GULF BREEZE, Fla.—Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Fort Pickens areas on Santa Rosa Island were accepted into the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program on March 29, 2022. ...read more
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    Friday, March 18, 2022
        WHAT A GREAT DAY!         Hundreds of volunteers rolled up their sleeves and completed service projects at nonprofit agencies and schools across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties during United Way of West Florida’s Day of Caring on February 25.  The final numbers are in. ...read more
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    Monday, February 21, 2022
      East Bay Boulevard emergency culvert repair East Bay Boulevard at 6244 will be undergoing emergency culvert repairs beginning today, Mon., Feb. 21 and will last through the end of the week. No road closures are anticipated but motorists are asked to use caution in the area while workers make repairs on the side of the road.  #     #     #
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    Saturday, January 15, 2022
    Teen Driver Challenge is BACK! If you have a teen that you think will benefit from this awesome program, then please don't hesitate to sign them up. This program fills up QUICKLY. Don't miss out!https://santarosasheriff.org/teen-driver-challenge/   *Please note that class dates are only available 3 months in advance.*
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    Saturday, September 04, 2021
    It’s #MemberSeptember, and The Navarre Chamber is taking time to celebrate our members who help make the Navarre Community a great place to live, work and visit!   Meet Navarre Beach Yoga Studio!   NBYS offers group classes & private sessions. They also offer Beach Yoga at the Pier, along with Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga. Their team is made up of dedicated yoga instructors, and a passionate ...read more
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    Friday, April 17, 2020
    White House Logo Opening Up America Again President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.CRITERIAPHASE ONEPHASE TWOPHASE THREEProposed Phased ...read more
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