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    Friday, December 09, 2022
              East Bay Boulevard at Gulf Breeze Parkway lane closures beginning Mon., Dec. 12     East Bay Boulevard at Gulf Breeze Parkway (Hwy. 98) in the Midway area will experience intermittent lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Mon., Dec. 12. Road paving is being done in this area as part of the CEFCO gas station construction. Weather permitting, the work should be ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, December 09, 2022
              Santa Rosa Teachers Receive Highest Salary Increase in a Decade     MILTON, FL - As a result of the negotiations held between Santa Rosa County School District and the bargaining agent for instructional employees, a tentative agreement has been reached regarding salary increases for instructional employees which will apply to the 2022-2023 school year. This tentative ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, December 09, 2022
     + Everything you need to know about small business certifications. Join us next Thursday, 12/15, at noon ET for Start. Run. Grow. Certifying Your Business. Discover what you need to obtain a business certification, unlock more opportunities, and grow your brand. Register here! EDITION 179       Resources & Tips Revitalize your work-from-home teamWhile many love the flexibility that comes with ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Monday, December 05, 2022
    Good Morning! We know it is an extremely busy time for everyone, but we wanted to make sure you have a few things on your calendar, along with some DEADLINE REMINDERS:TODAY (Monday, December 5) at 11:30 am - Military & Veteran Affairs Committee MeetingTuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7 - Virtual Campaign School and Community Leadership Training - The virtual training school is highly ...read more
    Sunday, November 27, 2022
    A new report from Intuit Quickbooksshows a unique opportunity for small businesses during Small Business Season. Continue reading…
    Categories: Community, Chamber
    Saturday, November 26, 2022
    #SmallBizSat has arrived! Today is the day to support the local businesses in our community. If you are looking for small businesses to visit today, we encourage you to visit our website and check out some of our Chamber Member Businesses!  
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Monday, November 21, 2022
    WJ update:  The pier will be open from 6-6 on Thanksgiving. Bar will be open too from 11-6.
    Categories: Community
    Monday, November 21, 2022
    Good Morning, and Happy Monday!! Hopefully, you received the announcement earlier this morning (via E-Blast) that Sponsorships are NOW AVAILABLE for The Navarre Chamber's 50th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, February 25, 2023.  If not, please CLICK HERE for all the details. And, if your organization/office is looking for some Angels to adopt for Christmas, the Chamber's Angel Tree ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    According to GE Capital Retail Bank, 81% of shoppers visit an online store or conduct research prior to purchasing. So, chances are, if you have a website, it will be getting some traction especially this holiday season. That means you need incredible content. You want content that informs your ideal customer on the things they need to know prior to making a purchase. Content that advises them ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    Cold weather shelter open nights Wed., Nov. 16 - Fri., Nov. 18 The cold weather shelter for the homeless and/or heatless will open nights Wed., Nov. 16 through Fri., Nov. 18 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton. Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Only service animals (with verification of rabies vaccination) are permitted to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, November 10, 2022
    We are excited to announce a new member benefit, Small Business Season™.   This holiday season, we’re not encouraging people to shop small on just the day after Black Friday. We think small businesses deserve an entire season dedicated to communicating your value to the community and encouraging them to spend their holiday dollars here with you.   "Supporting small business isn’t just a day, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, November 08, 2022
      BBB® Tuesday Tip        Photo Courtesy of Getty Images    It’s hard to estimate how inflation will impact overall holiday spending, but businesses are already making adjustments to their typical holiday plans.Companies are still ramping up online shopping while bringing back in-store promotions in an effort to diversify their ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, November 07, 2022
    This is a busy week for Navarre Chamber Members, and we hope you and/or members of your staff can join us for some of the events!And, DON’T FORGET:  TODAY is the DEADLINE to be on the Map for this Saturday’s 11th Annual Holiday Shop & Crawl Community Event, which has always marked the “official kickoff of Christmas shopping” in the Navarre area.  This is looking like one of our biggest events ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 02, 2022
    Below is a list of Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce member restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day!  If you are a Navarre Chamber Member Restaurant/Bar, and you plan to be open for Thanksgiving and/or the other holidays, CLICK HERE to send the details. For more information about these member businesses including addresses and phone ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, November 01, 2022
         November events in Santa Rosa County     Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & MazeNov. 1 - 5, Sun – Sat., 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. | 2055 Homer Holland Rd. in MiltonEnjoy a farm hayride that will take you around the farm and to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin of your choice. New activities for this year include a ¾ mile train ride around the farm and a new innertube hill slide! Other activities ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 31, 2022
      Santa Rosa County holds Household Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day - Sat., Nov. 19 atGulf Breeze Community Center     Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Amnesty Day will be held Sat., Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Gulf Breeze Community Center, 800 Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze. This event offers residents the opportunity to dispose of HHW at no charge without having to drive to the Central ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 31, 2022
    Santa Rosa County Time Capsule Dedication10:30 a.m. on Wed., Nov. 9    The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners invites the public to attend the time capsule dedication at the Santa Rosa County Courthouse, 4025 Avalon Blvd. in Milton. The ceremony is at 10:30 a.m. on Wed., Nov. 9.  "We're excited to dedicate a time capsule that will be opened 50 years from now," said ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 31, 2022
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, October 27, 2022
    Halloween is here!This Weekend, October 29-30!RV camp sites still available! If you’re looking for the ultimate family fun this Halloween, the new Splash in Milton is where you need to be. This weekend’s activity lineup is below. Click the BOOK NOW button below to make your reservation online, or call us at (850) 626-8500 to book your camp site!Book NowSATURDAY, OCTOBER 298:30AM Complimentary ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    November Events @ Your Library ® Library Closures All Santa Rosa County Libraries will be closed on Fri. – Sat., Nov. 11 -12, in observance of Veterans Day, and Thurs. – Sat., Nov. 24 – 26 in observance of Thanksgiving.   Preschool Storytime Storytime programs are presented for preschool children ages three through five and include stories, finger plays and action rhymes. Caregivers must ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 26, 2022
       EDITION 173       Resources & Tips Set your prices for business successReasonable pricing can make or break a business, whether the company is well established or just starting out. Last week’s episode of Start. Run. Grow. tapped into a few of the strategies business owners can consider implementing to ensure pricing is fair for both the consumer and the brand. Catch up on what small ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, October 25, 2022
       Make A Donation     Explore Our Programs             Equity in EmploymentWe work every day so no person with a disability gets left behind__________         Employment Services  The disability community is one of the most overlooked talent pools in today’s labor ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 24, 2022
      Florida Chamber Foundation Unveils Reimagined Florida Gap Map to Unite Business Leaders Around Addressing Inequality of OpportunityA First-in-the-Nation Interactive Tool Identifying Significant Equity Gaps in Poverty and EducationTALLAHASSEE, FL (October 24, 2022)— Today, the Florida Chamber Foundation, in partnership with the Florida Prosperity Project Advisory Board and the Florida Business ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Friday, October 21, 2022
             For Immediate ReleaseOctober 21, 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, October 21, 2022
    Attached for your review you will find the latest release to date (September 2022) of unemployment statistics for the State of Florida released from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. September 2022 data reports the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA has 236,944 employed individuals out of total a labor force of 243,100 and a total of 6,156 individuals unemployed and actively seeking ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, October 21, 2022
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation  JARED W. PERDUE SECRETARY           For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Kohen Johns-Brannon     Oct. 20, 2022kohen.johnsbrannon@dot.state.fl.us         (888) 638-0250, ext. 1661   Nighttime lane closure planned for Interstate 10 (I-10) in Crestview  Chipley, Fla. –I-10 westbound in Crestview will be reduced to one lane near ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, October 21, 2022
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation  1074 HIGHWAY 90 CHIPLEY, FL 32428           For Immediate ReleaseContact:   Kohen Johns Brannon     October 20, 2022kohen.johnsbrannon@dot.state.fl.us         (888) 638-0250, ext. 1661   U.S. 98 at Hurlburt Field Main Gate Traffic Shift and Road Closure Chipley, Fla. – Motorists will encounter traffic delays on U. S 98 ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, October 21, 2022
     When it comes to childbirth, some parents (first-time or seasoned) may not understand the importance of the technology in their delivery rooms. At Santa Rosa Medical Center, our Labor and Delivery Unit, The Baby Suite, uses an artificial intelligence-based maternal-fetal early warning system called PeriWatch Vigilance to enhance patient safety during labor and delivery. Dr. Lisa Tucker, an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    Residents encouraged to practice cold weather and fire safety    Santa Rosa County Public Safety urges residents to be prepared for the cold weather that will settle Tuesday night through Wednesday morning by remembering the 5 P's of cold weather safety. Santa Rosa County is under a freeze warning from 1-8 a.m. (except for the immediate coast). Temperatures are expected to be at their coldest ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, October 17, 2022
     Come see our new office space at our Open House                 Come See Where the Healing Happens!     Say hello to our NEW central office &##128075;Set Free Refuge is so excited to announce the opening of our brand new office space. Nestled back on East Bay Boulevard, our new office is ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, October 17, 2022
            REMINDER: 19th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour highlights family-friendly fall activitiesthroughout Santa Rosa County       Oct.  15, 22, 29Movies on the Beach8579 Gulf Blvd. on Navarre Beach. 8 p.m. Free to the public. It is the responsibility of parents to check ratings. Outside food or beverages of any kind are not ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 17, 2022
        Learn How to Build a Safe and Cost Effective Workplace for Yourself and Employees  According to the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data, that each year, 5,333 workers died on the job - on average, more than 100 a week or about 15 deaths every day. Knowing this shocking but true statistic, we are offering our four-day Safety ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, October 17, 2022
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, October 17, 2022
      Menus   October 17, 2022                                     OPEN HOURS THIS WEEK: Sailors' GrillServing ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, October 17, 2022
      Reminder: Public Safety hosts Haunted Open House     Santa Rosa County Public Safety wants to celebrate Halloween with the community by  hosting a family-friendly Haunted Open House on Tue., Oct. 18 from 3 - 6:30 p.m. at 4499 Pine Forest Road, in Milton. Children and adults can enter a costume contest, play games, get a jump start on Halloween treats and learn valuable Halloween safety ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022
          Health officials issue mosquito-borne illness advisory  Information provided by the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County  The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) today, Tues., Oct. 11, advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Santa Rosa County. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022
     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 “Starting a Business” – Pensacola  PENSACOLA, FL — September 27, 2022 — You have an idea for a business. Develop your business idea with the Florida SBDC’s “Starting a Business” workshop on October 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    Animal Services closing early Fri., Oct. 21   Santa Rosa County Animal Services will close at 4 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 21 for the drive-through rabies vaccine clinic taking place in the shelter parking lot.   The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County and local veterinarians are offering low-cost rabies vaccines for cats and dogs on Fri., Oct. 21 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Santa Rosa County ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022
     Check out all of the upcoming events at Set Free Refuge, Inc.      A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER        Did you know that Set Free Refuge has moved? Directly across the street in the teal building, Set Free Refuge now has a brand new central office.   Our new address is 8418 East Bay Blvd. Navarre, FL ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    Over the course of three days, we’ll connect you with your peers to share real-world strategies on some of the most complex issues facing small businesses.      To close out Start. Run. Grow. Week, we invite you to join us on Thursday, October 20th at 12 pm ET, for the next virtual episode of CO— Start. Run. Grow. Setting Your Prices for Business ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Friday, October 07, 2022
    HOLLEY NAVARRE WATER SYSTEM, INC.   FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Emerald McDaniel, Executive Coordinator Holley Navarre Water System, Inc. Fax:        850-939-9541 Phone:  850-939-2427  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Holley Navarre Water System to Hold Annual Meeting Navarre, FL.The Holley Navarre Water System Inc. will hold its annual membership meeting and election of directors on January 17, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, October 07, 2022
    October 7, 2022                                                                                  SANTA ROSA COUNTY DRIVE THROUGH RABIES VACCINATION CLINIC Contact: Dana Grissom, PIOPIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov 850-564-2291 Milton, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) and Santa Rosa Animal Control will host a drive-through rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, October 07, 2022
             For Immediate ReleaseOctober 7, 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
    Thursday, October 06, 2022
    More than half of Americans, an estimated 56%, do not have an estate plan in place, making estate planning a critically overlooked component of financial wellness. This creates hardship, financial or otherwise, that can be avoided by advanced planning. The Estate Planning Council of the Emerald Coast, Inc. (EPCEC) invites the public to join them on Thursday, October 20th from 1pm to 5:30pm at The ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 05, 2022
           Florida Chamber of Commerce Releases 2022 General Election Voter GuideA Nonpartisan, Pro-Jobs Guide to the Candidates and Amendments on Florida’s November 8th Ballot    We are five weeks away from the General Election on November 8th, and the Florida Chamber of Commerce continues to be the unifying voice for business in Florida politics. Following a successful Primary Election for ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Wednesday, October 05, 2022
             Drive through rabies vaccine clinicOctober 21, 4 - 6 p.m.  The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County and local veterinarians are offering low-cost rabies vaccines for cats and dogs on Fri., Oct. 21 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Santa Rosa County Animal Services, 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton.  Rabies vaccines are $10 per animal, cash or check, a driver's ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 05, 2022
         October Leaps & Bounds Magazine Online          The October LEAPS and BOUNDS, Santa Rosa County School District’s multi-media, interactive magazine is now available at https://bit.ly/LBOct22. This issue includes information about the STAR Tutoring program, LEAP and Extra Degree awards, alternative certification, federal ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    For Immediate Release Contact: United Way of West Florida Jed Dembowski 850.444.7042 jed.dembowski@uwwf.orgMedia Advisory United Way of West Florida will hold its 29th Day of Caring this Friday. Day of Caring is a single-day, community-wide volunteer event organized by United Way of West Florida. United Way connects volunteers with local agencies and schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 05, 2022
     Take the Scary Out of Halloween Don’t let Halloween give you a fright! There are four easy ways to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe.     Take the Scary Out of HalloweenDon’t let Halloween give you a fright! There are four easy ways to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe.Safety Tips      The Unexpected Benefits of Weight Loss SurgeryDid you know ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 04, 2022
                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               Dr. Joe and Susan Story Donate $1 Million to Baptist Health Care Foundation  PENSACOLA, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2022) – Dr. Joe and Susan Story donated $1 million to support the new Baptist Hospital campus currently under construction at Brent Lane and I-110. Baptist Health Care ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, October 04, 2022
              Santa Rosa County adds new mobileradar speed signs to their fleetThe new signs allow Santa Rosa County to slow down traffic throughout the county  The Santa Rosa County Road and Bridge Department has recently acquired new radar speed trailers that can be quickly deployed to any location within the county. Similar signs in other areas have been shown to reduce traffic ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    *photo captions and link to video at the end.  Over 1,000 personnel in multiple locations took part in exercise AGILE FLAG 22-2, testing the 23rd Wing’s ability to conduct agile combat employment, or ACE, operations during Air Combat Command’s first Lead Wing certification exercise.   The exercise marked a significant milestone in standardizing and certifying the way ACC organizes, trains, and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    BBB® Tuesday Tip  Hurricane Ian has left devastation throughout Southwest Florida with its record-breaking storm surge. More than 2 million Floridians have been impacted by Hurricane Ian, suffering from floods, power outages, home displacements and access to basic necessities such as safe water.  Many charitable organizations are seeking to provide emergency relief and assistance.  To assist ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 30, 2022
               October Events @ Your Library ®     Fall Into Fun: Pick-a-Treat – All LibrariesOctober 1 – 31Kids are invited to wear a costume, drop by the library, and pick up candy and a fun craft kit. Pick-a-Treat will take place during regular business hours throughout the month of October, while supplies ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, September 29, 2022
              SRCAS receives grant funding forcommunity cat program - CORRECTION  Santa Rosa County Animal Services has received a $25,000 grant from Florida Animal Friend to assist with the community cat program. This program provides free or reduced-cost neuter/spay for community cats. This funding will allow free neuter/spay and rabies vaccination services for up to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, September 29, 2022
          Gulf Islands National Seashore News Release  Release Date:   September 28, 2022Contacts:         Stephenie Wade, Stephenie_Wade@nps.gov, 850-393-7952   Gulf Islands National Seashore Reopens Following Hurricane Ian  GULF BREEZE, Fla. –Gulf Islands National Seashore will reopen the Perdido Key Area (Johnson Beach), Opal Beach, and Okaloosa Area in Florida beginning at noon on Sept. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Dear Members and Friends of the Chamber, Leadership Santa Rosa Alumni has announced its tenth year in awarding unrestricted funds to a nonprofit organization based in or serving Santa Rosa County. The Reinvesting In Santa Rosa Excellence (R.I.S.E.) program will award $3,000 this year through an application and interview process.  Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for the R.I.S.E. grant ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, September 29, 2022
         Media Contact: Chris Verlinde, christinav@santarosa.fl.gov             Libbie Johnson, libbiej@ufl.edu          UF/IFAS Extension kicks off Peanut Butter Challenge with ceremonial donation     Jerry Davis, 2022 Peanut Butter Challenge ambassador for Santa Rosa County, donated the ceremonial first jar of peanut butter on Fri., Sept. 23. The donation signifies the start ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, September 29, 2022
         Santa Rosa County Extension Plant Clinics     The south plant clinic put on by the Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners has moved from the Santa Rosa County South Service Center in Gulf Breeze to the Navarre Library located at 8484 James M. Harvell Road in Navarre.   The clinic will be held from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Stop by to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, September 29, 2022
     Learn How to Improve Anxiety & Depression Up to 81% | 2022 Florida Chamber Annual Meeting & Future of Florida Forum     2022 Florida Chamber Annual Meeting& Future of Florida Forum (F3)October 24-25 | Disney's Coronado Springs Resort          REGISTER  BOOK ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Thursday, September 29, 2022
              41st Annual Homemakers Holiday Fair     The 41st Annual Homemakers Holiday Fair will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 1 at the Santa Rosa County Auditorium, 4530 Spikes Way in Milton. There is no admission fee for this event.  The Homemakers Holiday Fair features crafts made by local artisans, homemade soup, sandwiches and desserts, and door ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, September 28, 2022
          Media Contact: Chris Verlinde, christinav@santarosa.fl.gov             Libbie Johnson, libbiej@ufl.edu          UF/IFAS Extension kicks off Peanut Butter Challenge with ceremonial donation     Jerry Davis, 2022 Peanut Butter Challenge ambassador for Santa Rosa County, donated the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, September 27, 2022
                    Learn How to Build a Safe and Cost Effective Workplace for Yourself and Employees     According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 5,333 workers died on the job in 2019 - on average, more than 100 a week or about 15 deaths everyday. ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, September 26, 2022
     Businesses, civic and faith-based organizations encouraged to participate     Media Contact: Chris Verlinde, christinav@santarosa.fl.gov             Libbie Johnson, libbiej@ufl.edu          UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge kicks off Oct. 1     The Peanut Butter Challenge, UF/IFAS ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, September 26, 2022
                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Health Care Names Joyce Nichols Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer  PENSACOLA, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2022) – Joyce Nichols, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CWOCN, has been named vice president and chief nursing officer for Baptist Health Care. In her new role, Nichols is ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Monday, September 26, 2022
    Hurricane Ian Update Sand available at four locations in Santa Rosa County Mon., Sept. 26, 2:30 p.m. - Santa Rosa County Pubic Safety is currently monitoring Hurricane Ian. Hurricane Ian is forecast to continue strengthening as it moves north-northwest into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday according to the US National Weather Service in Mobile. A north-northeastward motion is forecast ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Sunday, September 25, 2022
    A message from Pam RauchWe’re mobilized and ready to respond to Ian•We are pre-positioning our workforce to be able to respond safely and as quickly as possible •We are proactively reaching out to customers before Ian’s projected landfall, urging them to prepare and take safety precautions •Customers can stay informed by downloading the FPL app by texting the word “App” to MyFPL (69375) To stay ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Sunday, September 25, 2022
    Given the current projected path of Ian, we are preparing for possible power outages for parts of Florida. If you’re in the track of the storm, we urge you to prepare and want to help you understand how we operate during this time. Our Customer Care Center will remain operational with the initial focus on addressing hazardous concerns — while our crews in the field work around the clock to restore ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Sunday, September 25, 2022
    Gulf Islands National Seashore Closes in Preparation for Tropical Storm Ian  GULF BREEZE, Fla. –Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Florida Areas of the park to all visitors beginning at 8 p.m. Sept. 25, in preparation for Tropical Storm Ian.  Closed areas include the Fort Pickens Area, Perdido Key Area (Johnson Beach), Opal Beach, and Okaloosa Area. The Mississippi Area, Naval Live ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Saturday, September 24, 2022
    VISIT FLORIDA Tropical Storm Ian Update As Tropical Storm Ian approaches Florida, VISIT FLORIDA continues to monitor current weather conditions and is in constant communication with the State Emergency Operations Center.  Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 22-218 declaring a state of emergency for the following counties: Brevard, Broward, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, September 22, 2022
     Tue., Sep. 27 at 10 a.m.          The Santa Rosa County Office of Economic Development will be hosting a groundbreaking event to commemorate the kickoff of the infrastructure construction on the Northwest Florida Industrial Park @ I-10. The groundbreaking is open to the public. The event will be held Tue., Sep. 27 at 10 a.m. at Highway 87 south of ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, September 22, 2022
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, September 22, 2022
      2022 Florida Chamber Annual Meeting & Future of Florida Forum October 24-25 | Disney's Coronado Springs Resort  EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION AND HOTEL GROUP RATES END TOMORROW!REGISTERBOOK HOTELSPONSOR  Join Us as We Unite Around the Florida 2030 Blueprint's Six Pillars Pillar Focus: Making Government and Civics More Efficient and Effective The 'Civic & Governance Systems' Pillar of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    We are looking for employers with IT/Cyber Security jobs.  We have a meeting the first week of October with education partners and businesses in the same room to discuss grants available for apprenticeship programs.    The ITEN Wired Expo at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach is coming up, and we need employers with computer/IT jobs to fill about eight tables.   The Pensacola State College Job ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022
       PUBLIC INFORMATION: Sept. 20, 2022MEDIA CONTACT: Kaycee Lagarde 850-435-1623klagarde@cityofpensacola.com REMINDER: Small Businesses Invited to Pensacola Supplier Diversity Exchange Sept. 22   Small business owners and suppliers are invited to connect at the Pensacola Supplier Diversity Exchange on Thursday, Sept. 22, a free event featuring ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Economic
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022
          Escambia/Santa Rosa County HOME Consortium ARP Allocation Plan Public Meeting Sept. 26     For Santa Rosa County residents wanting to provide input on the usage of the Escambia/Santa Rosa County HOME Consortium ARP funds, see the below announcement regarding the upcoming public hearing to be held in Escambia County at 5:30 p.m. on Mon., Sept. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022
              Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Regular MeetingThurs., Sept. 22, 9 a.m. at Administrative Complex in Milton     The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners will hold a commission regular meeting in the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, on Thurs., Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. See the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. This meeting will be streamed live ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, September 19, 2022
    Florida Leads the Nation with the Lowest Unemployment Rate among the Nation’s Ten Largest States and the Most New Business Formations in the Country Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s unemployment rate remained strong at 2.7 percent, the lowest unemployment rate among the nation’s ten largest states and a full percentage point lower than the national rate of 3.7 percent in August 2022. ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community
    Monday, September 19, 2022
      56th Annual Santa Rosa County Farm Tour     The 56th Annual Santa Rosa County Farm Tour will be held on Wed., Oct. 5. This year the tour will highlight peanut agribusinesses. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the tour will start at 9 a.m. departing from the Jay Community Center, 5259 Booker Lane in Jay. Stops include Coastal Growers Shelling Plant, Escambia Peanut Buying Point and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, September 19, 2022
     You don't want to miss this.           Home News Community Sports               Looking back at Hurricane Ivan | Navarre Press    Hurricane Ivan made landfall Sept. 16, 2004, just west of Navarre as a Category 3 storm. Ivan ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Monday, September 19, 2022
       Menus   September 19, 2022                                               VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY Saturday, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Sunday, September 18, 2022
    Telling your business story is a compelling way to get your audience more invested in you and to help build know, like, and trust. But your business story shouldn’t be a dry About Us page filled with dates you first opened and how many locations you’ve been through over the course of your business history.
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Friday, September 16, 2022
     Help us insure Florida's future - the right way.     -- The Early Bird Rate Ends TODAY --     2022 Florida Chamber AnnualInsurance SummitDecember 5-7, 2022 | Hyatt Regency Orlando           Every week, a new headline carries the story of more property insurance troubles and exponential ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 16, 2022
     Top TakeawaysRailroads and their unions avoided a railroad shutdown that would have been an economic catastrophe.  Retail sales rose in August, giving hope that consumers can continue supporting the economy.  There's a wide range of opposition to an antitrust bill in Congress.  The Global Aerospace Summit brought together top ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 16, 2022
              Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Committee MeetingMon., Sep. 19, 5:00 p.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., September 19 at 5:00 p.m. See the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. This meeting will ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 16, 2022
     Hurlburt Wing takes ACE to the next level for LWs*photos and captions in attached Word document  For almost a decade, U.S. defense officials have deemed the return of great-power competition to be the most significant challenge to U.S. national security.  As a result, the Department of Defense's leadership is taking bigger and bolder steps to maintain the U.S. military and technological edge ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 16, 2022
                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              Baptist Hospital Neuroscience Services Nurse Honored with DAISY AwardPENSACOLA, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2022) – Cassandra Reuben, LPN, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Reuben works in neuroscience services at Baptist Hospital.A patient’s wife recognized Reuben for the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 16, 2022
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428JARED W. PERDUE, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseContact: Kohen Johns Brannon  September 16, 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, September 16, 2022
         Information provided by Holley Navarre Water System. Please direct any questions to them by calling (850) 939-2427.    Precautionary boil water notice for homes off of Rosewood Drive in Navarre  Due to a six-inch line break on Rosewood Dr & Hwy 98 this morning, Holley Navarre Water System is issuing a Precautionary Boil Water Notice for the homes off Rosewood Drive in ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 16, 2022
              Photo of the sun setting over a peanut field in Jay, FL captured by Wyatt Brown     Santa Rosa BOCC second public hearing to adopt FY23 budgetTues., Sept. 20, 6 p.m. at Administrative Complex in Milton     On Tues., Sept. 20 at 6 p.m., the county administrator and Santa Rosa County Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will present the final fiscal year 2023 budget to the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 16, 2022
    Join us Saturday evenings in October and November at 8pm.
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    As a child of the 80s, I remember the excitement when the Wonder Twins would join forces and utter those magical words “Wonder Twin powers activate!”
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 13, 2022
      BBB® Tuesday Tip Photo Courtesy of Getty Images   According to a Sept. 2021 survey, 83% of customers are loyal to businesses that resolve customer complaints. Resolving customer complaints not only helps restore your reputation when trust has been broken, but also can help generate lasting loyalty with customers who feel their concerns have been properly addressed. In business, your ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release, Chamber, Education, General News Article
    Monday, September 12, 2022
     Recycling program resumes Sept. 21 inSanta Rosa CountyDependent on the reopening of ECUA's recycling facility   Santa Rosa County will resume its recycling program Wed., Sept. 21, dependent on ECUA reopening their recycling facility on Mon., Sept. 26. To help ensure it is successful, county staff will be taking extra steps to ensure collected recyclables are not contaminated with non-recyclable ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Monday, September 12, 2022
    For Immediate Release                                                                          Contact:  Jackayn Kovac                                                                                                            Jackalyn_kovac@srmcfl.com                                                        Improve Gut Health with Simple Lifestyle Habits  MILTON, FL (September 12, 2022) – ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, September 12, 2022
      Menus September 12, 2022 There were 90+ registered racers this past weekendfor the 32nd AnnualJuana Good Time Regatta!! Sailors, sponsors, door prize donators,race committee, chase boats, volunteers,and Juana's staff,THANK YOU for making it anotherGREAT TIME!! Race results and photos to be posted on our website! OPEN HOURS THIS WEEK: Sailors' GrillServing Breakfast Monday to Saturday 8-11 AM, ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Monday, September 12, 2022
         License-Renewal Time for About 25% of REALTORS®One in four REALTORS® must renew their license by Sept. 30th. Need CE credit or first-cycle associate/broker credits? You can check out at least ten credit offerings in-house at NABOR this monthPrefer virtual/online learning? We've got those too!  Online Classes  September Membership LuncheonWednesday, September ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Monday, September 12, 2022
     UF/IFAS Extension Growing NativeWildflowers Course UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County is hosting an Easy to Grow Florida Wildflower course on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. The course will be held at the University of Florida Milton campus, 5988 US-90, in Milton. This course allows participants to learn about native Florida wildflowers that can be easily grown in home gardens and landscapes. Not ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Monday, September 12, 2022
     SRCAS to reduce adoption fees forNational Adoption Weekend SRC Animal Services is Partnering with Best Friends Animal Society for their upcoming National Adoption Weekend to Help Combat the Growing Shelter Crisis in America   Santa Rosa County Animal Services (SRCAS) and Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization working to save the lives of cats and dogs in America’s ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, September 12, 2022
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, September 05, 2022
    Happy Labor Day! Here are some things happening this week… - Pursuant to our Chamber bylaws, Gretchen Carter, the 2022 Chairman of the Board, announced at the August 26th Membership Breakfast that the Chamber is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Board of Directors. - If you are interested in serving and/or want to nominate a member to serve, please complete the online form or pick up a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber, Community
    Sunday, September 04, 2022
      COVID forced many employees to work from home, whether they wanted to or not.
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Friday, September 02, 2022
    NAVARRE — The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a Membership Campaign that runs through Sep. 30 and aims to enhance support of the Navarre area businesses community by increasing chamber membership.   “A larger chamber organization means a stronger and more informed voice, enhanced services, and better networking for our members,” said Chanda Ryan, Chamber CEO & President. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, August 25, 2022
    The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office has worked closely with their public relations team at their marketing agency, Paradise, in developing seasonal story angles/ideas to keep Santa Rosa County top-of-mind among national and regional consumer media.  To be included in these outreach efforts, please provide information with supplementary details (i.e., menu, background info, website ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 23, 2022
    From our Friends at the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce . . .  Can you believe the summer season is almost over already?  On that note, it is time to share information on this year’s annual Gulf Coast Multi-Chamber Social. We would like to invite all of our local Chambers of Commerce and their membership to join us for an evening of networking with our partners in the local business community.This ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, August 18, 2022
             Navarre Chamber Foundation | 1804 Prado St Suite B, Navarre, FL 32566       
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, August 16, 2022
         Santa Rosa County Courthouse Ribbon Cutting10 a.m. on Wed., Aug. 17     The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners invites the public to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Santa Rosa County Courthouse, 4025 Avalon Blvd. in Milton. The ceremony is at 10 a.m. on Wed., Aug. 17.  "We're excited to finally be opening a brand new judicial facility, something ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 16, 2022
    The Santa Rosa County Commission has engaged Garner Economics LLC, an economic development strategy and location advisory firm, to conduct a Refresh and Recalibration of the County’s economic development action plan from 2018. Garner Economics was the author of the original plan.  This effort will update the plan and will recommend ways the County can better prepare the area for business sectors ...read more
    Categories: Community
    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: General News Article, Community
    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
    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
    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
    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: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    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.  #     #     #
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    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.*
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    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
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release