• Navarre Chamber Press Room

    Results Found: 184
    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: Press Release, Community
    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: Press Release, Community
    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: Community, Press Release
    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: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 16, 2022
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    Categories: Community, Press Release
    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, General News Article, Chamber, Education
    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: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    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: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    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: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    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: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    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: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    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: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
    Monday, September 12, 2022
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 09, 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 a local ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 09, 2022
          Deadline to purchase tickets for our 2nd Annual Casino Night isMonday, Sept. 12th.          Click Here to Download Above Flyer.      Pre-purchase required! No walk-ins!  Call (850) 623-2339 or ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber
    Friday, September 09, 2022
     Hurlburt squadrons deliver air component replication during final joint service Warfighter exercise of FY22  Link to hi-res photos for Warfighter exercises: https://www.dvidshub.net/search/?q=warfighter+exercise&view=grid  FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. --  The 505th Command and Control Wing supported the U.S. Army’s Mission Command Training Program in its fourth and final Army Warfighter Exercise of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Friday, September 09, 2022
     Complete the survey by 5 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 16     HOME-American Rescue Plan funding survey available     Santa Rosa County is seeking public input to help the Escambia/Santa Rosa County Consortium guide its spending plan for its HOME American Rescue Plan Act funding. The funds received are to address specific needs relating to homelessness and housing ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, September 08, 2022
     Volume 2, Issue 9 | September 2022         In this Issue:Florida's Latest Data on Safety, Health & Sustainability • Construction Suicide Prevention Resources • OSHA Update • Safety Means Success Video Campaign • Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) Training ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, September 08, 2022
         TIME IS RUNNING OUT...Special Registration and Hotel Book Rates end September 16, book now to save!   A reminder for our Florida - Alabama TPO Subscribers - The Emerald Coast Regional Council is excited to present the 2022 Emerald Coast Transportation Symposium! Join us for this one-and-a-half-day event on Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, September 08, 2022
     Private Sector Partners:During National Preparedness Month, it’s important to remember that the first step to prepare for a lasting legacy is to make a plan. You can now keep your plan and emergency contact information with you by filling out the new digital emergency communications plan. You can share your plan with friends and family and print it out to store a physical copy for safe-keeping. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, September 08, 2022
     Main Street Small Business Seminar & Starting a Business Workshops! Take a look at the training FSBDC at UWF offers to small businesses.              Main Street Small Business Seminar - Sept 15th     ‌  Main Street DeFuniak Springs, in partnership with BancorpSouth Bank, continue their ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, September 08, 2022
      UF/IFAS Extension Lawn Renovation Classes UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County will host three lawn renovation classes. Presented by Joshua Criss, agriculture extension agent, this course is designed for homeowners who may need to renovate their lawns. Topics will include when to renovate, weed mitigation, soil care and lawn maintenance practices for a healthy lawn. The course will last about an ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 07, 2022
      BBB® Tuesday Tip Photo Courtesy of Getty Images   How thoroughly does your company track comments left by clients? It’s important to know what to do when a negative review or complaint appears online about your company, since it may have a significant impact on your business’s reputation. Consider the situation from the customer’s point of view: how frequently have you had a negative ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    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: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    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: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 02, 2022
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-hiring-event-tickets-403183922967?utm- campaign=social%2Cemail&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm- medium=discovery&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listingVeteran Job Seekers Please Join NextOp for an Information & Hiring event with EMR, Lemoine, Coca Cola Bottling Company United, and USDA! About this event NextOp is hosting a virtual Hiring Event on September ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, September 01, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              Baptist Medical Group – Gastroenterology Welcomes Angela Martinsen, PA-CPensacola, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2022) – Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome board-certified physician assistant Angela Martinsen, PA-C, to its multispecialty physician network. Martinsen specializes in gastroenterology and offers quality, convenient ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 31, 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 “Starting a Business” – Milton  PENSACOLA, FL — August 30, 2022 — Have an idea for a business, but not sure where to start? Take the first step with the Florida SBDC’s “Starting a Business” workshop on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 30, 2022
               September Events @ Your Library ®     Library ClosuresAll Santa Rosa County Libraries will be closed on Mon., Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.All libraries will close at noon on Fri., Sep. 16 for quarterly staff development.  September is Library Card Sign-up MonthVisit your library to see what's new ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 30, 2022
      BBB® Tuesday Tip        Photo Courtesy of Getty Images    Getting the most out of your small business isn't always easy. When you're wearing many hats and working hard to maximize your limited time, some tasks have an opportunity to slip through the cracks. These tips can help you run your small business more efficiently, making the most of the hours you ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Political
    Tuesday, August 30, 2022
                &##128680; NEW FUTURE OF WORK FLORIDA PODCAST EPISODE RELEASED &##128680;  Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FLDEO) Deputy Secretary Adrienne Johnston Joins Us for Episode #6 of the Future of WorkFlorida Podcast       The latest Future of Work Florida (FOWF) Podcast episode is available featuring the Deputy Secretary of FLDEO's Division of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 30, 2022
     Get school and emergency ready               Welcome to the Fall edition of Doctor’s Orders! White-Wilson continues to keep you up to date on all aspects of health-related issues with helpful information to guide your way through a new school year and hurricane ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Monday, August 29, 2022
         Veterans Services offices closed Thurs., Sept. 1     Santa Rosa County Veterans Services offices in Milton and Gulf Breeze will be closed Thurs., Sept. 1 to allow staff to participate in the "Be the Light, Walk to Fight" event at Pensacola State College as part of Suicide Prevention Month.  Regular business hours will resume Fri., Sept. 2.  
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, August 29, 2022
         Santa Rosa County September 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 - September 1, 8:30 a.m.Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Monday, August 29, 2022
       Menus   August 29, 2022           Regatta registrationRegister by August 31 for the reduced rate!                  No ifs, ands or butsabout it!! The deadline to register for Fall Volleyball Leagueis ...read more
    Categories: Community, Papers/Research, Chamber, General News Article, 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
    Wednesday, August 24, 2022
      BBB® Tuesday Tip        Photo Courtesy of Getty Images    The paperwork adds up. This is the stark reality many start-up small businesses face when they don’t yet have the time, tools, or know-how to keep up with their financial records.Unfortunately, this is also one of the reasons many of those small businesses don’t make it. According to LendingTree (a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 23, 2022
    Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseAugust 22, 2022  Contact:Nina Harrelson, nina.harrelson@hcahealthcare.com  HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital Announces Matt King as Chief Financial OfficerFort Walton Beach, Fla. – Matt King has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) of HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, effective August 22.  “Matt brings with him extensive experience and an ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 23, 2022
              Florida Master Naturalist ProgramFreshwater Wetlands Training     Join Escambia and Santa Rosa County Extension agents to learn more about Florida’s natural resources. The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is a hands-on outdoor learning experience for adults who are interested in learning more about Florida’s environment. The FMNP both informs and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 23, 2022
     Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428JARED W. PERDUE, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseContact: Kohen Johns Brannon  August 19, 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: Chamber, 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
    Monday, August 22, 2022
     Fun for the whole family!          19th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour highlights family-friendly fall activities throughout Santa Rosa County           Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28Bands on the Blackwater Fall Concert Series5158 Willing St. in Milton. 7 to 9 p.m. Bands on the Blackwater is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research
    Thursday, August 18, 2022
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Gulf Breeze Hospital Emergency Department Nurse Honored with DAISY Award  PENSACOLA, Fla. (August 15, 2022) – Khloie Moretz, R.N., BSN, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Moretz works in the Gulf Breeze Hospital emergency department. Moretz was ...read more
    Categories: 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: 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: Community, Press Release
    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: Economic, Community, Press Release
    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: Press Release, Community
    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: Community, Political, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    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: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    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: Community, Press Release
    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: Press Release, Community
    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: Community, Press Release
    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: Press Release, Community
    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: Community, Press Release
    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: Education, Community, Press Release
    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: Community, 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
    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: Community, Press Release
    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: Press Release, Community
    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: Press Release, Community
    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: Press Release, Community
    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: Community, Press Release
    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: Community, Press Release, Education
    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: Community, Press Release
    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: Education, Community, Press Release
    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: Community, Press Release
    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: Press Release, Community
    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: Press Release, 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
    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: Press Release, Community
    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
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    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
    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Friday, May 06, 2022
    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
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    Friday, May 06, 2022
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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  
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    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
    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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    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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