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    Friday, September 25, 2020
    The Emergency Bridge Loan has been activated for Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties.    Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program and Business Recovery Center Information        About the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge LoanThe Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge ...read more
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    Friday, September 25, 2020
     Hurricane Sally update #19 Fri., Sept. 25, 2:30 p.m. - Updates are highlightedMany boat ramps are still underwater, covered by sand or inaccessible. Public works crews are working to restore them for use. Use the Santa Rosa County Boat Ramps GIS map (https://bit.ly/3i0NTP5) to check the status. The small black and white sailboat icons represent closed boat ramps on the map.President Trump has ...read more
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    Friday, September 25, 2020
    RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY  For Immediate Release                                                      Contact: Tanya BrantonSeptember 25, 2020                                               Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us  Escambia and Santa Rosa County ...read more
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    Friday, September 25, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19  ~Hospitalizations, Positive Test Results, Long-Term Care Facilities and Fatalities Continue to Show Significant Movement in the Right Direction~  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of ...read more
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    Friday, September 25, 2020
     Hurricane Sally update #18Debris pickup started today, citizen damage reports needed  Thurs., Sept. 24, 5:15 p.m. - Updates are highlightedPresident Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in Florida from Hurricane Sally. Santa Rosa County has received a declaration for Public Assistance Category B (emergency protective measures), including direct federal assistance. ...read more
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    Friday, September 25, 2020
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    Friday, September 25, 2020
    HURRICANE SALLY OFFICE RELIEF     Free Office Space & Equipment for Sally RecoveryDid your office roof leak? Did water get in your office? Did you lose access to your office equipment? RJ Young is here to help. Our Pensacola Office received little to no damage and is Open to Assistance You and your employees; FREE of Charge. Just bring yourself. Our AC, Coffee Pot, Internet and Printers & ...read more
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    Friday, September 25, 2020
    Need post storm clean up? Debris or tree removal? Need downed fence hauled away? Call Earth WorkZ at 850-313-1633. We are local, licensed/insured, veteran-owned and operated.
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    Friday, September 25, 2020
                  Governor DeSantis Announces Florida Entering Phase 3 Immediately Dear Chandra: This afternoon, 207 days since Florida’s first confirmed COVID-19 cases, Governor DeSantis held a press conference in St. Petersburg to announce Florida will be entering Phase 3 of reopening effective immediately. There will be no restrictions on restaurants from a state level and if there are local ...read more
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    Thursday, September 24, 2020
        Media Contact:Dianne Gross(850) 898-3486  News ReleaseSeptember 24, 2020For Immediate Release    Florida SBDC Network Encourages Small Businesses to Apply for Bridge Loan, Complete Disaster Assessment     Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) - The Florida ...read more
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    Thursday, September 24, 2020
    Facts Not Fear    COVID-19 Weekly Update: September 24, 2020    Register for Future of Florida Forum     A Message from Chamber President & CEO Mark Wilson:          It's Week 30 (day 206) since Florida's first confirmed cases of ...read more
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    Thursday, September 24, 2020
       Scammers Impersonating Social Security AdministrationPensacola, Fla. (September 24, 2020) – Your BBB is issuing an warning to be cautious when receiving a call from the ‘Social Security Administration.’ Several consumers have reported to receiving calls and being told that their social security number is being suspended because illegal activity, including money laundering, has been tied to ...read more
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    Thursday, September 24, 2020
    Good Morning All, Late last night, President Trump granted, in part, Governor DeSantis’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration following the impacts of Hurricane Sally. For reference, I’ve attached a copy of the Major Disaster Declaration. Under these provisions, Escambia county will be eligible for all categories of Public Assistance. Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, ...read more
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    Thursday, September 24, 2020
        PUBLIC INFORMATION: Sept. 24, 2020MEDIA CONTACT: Kaycee Lagardeklagarde@cityofpensacola.com Pensacola Strong - Blue Angels Flyover Friday, Sept. 25 Flyover Will Be a Tribute to the People of Pensacola and the Resiliency of the Pensacola Community The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be flying over Pensacola starting at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25 as a tribute to the people of Pensacola and the ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    Share the solutions needed for your #milfam to thrive no matter where you are. Take the #BSFSurvey today! https://bluestarfam.us/BSFSurvey20FBOn behalf of the Navarre Chamber's Military Affairs Committee (MAC), we are sharing the Blue Star Families 2020 Military Family Lifestyles Survey below with all of our Chamber Members. Because so many of our members are connected to the military, we wanted ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 23, 2020
     Hurricane Sally update #17Debris pickup starts Thursday, FEMA damage assessment teams in the county  Wed., Sept. 23, 4:15 p.m. - Updates are highlightedFEMA has not declared counties in Florida yet. Staff is working diligently with FEMA recovery teams to have Santa Rosa County included in a declaration. FEMA's residential damage assessment teams are in the county today (Wednesday) ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Good Afternoon All, First and foremost, thank you to each of you and your organizations for your selfless service to our community. Whether it is a global pandemic, a terrorist attack, or natural disaster(s), our sense of community spirit humbles and inspires. While Hurricane Sally brought devastating damages to our region, I know that we will overcome this storm as we have every challenge ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization and Advisory Committees to Meet in September View this email in your browser  Florida-Alabama 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Steering Committee to meet VIRTUALLY on Monday, September 28  The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is hosting an ALL VIRTUAL Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Steering ...read more
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    Monday, September 21, 2020
    Sep. 20, 2020Hurricane Sally Restoration Update We have continued to make progress in restoring power. Gulf Power now estimates that we will be able to restore power to 95% of all Escambia County customers by midnight on Monday, Sept. 21. Earlier today, we essentially restored power to all customers in Santa Rosa County and the Town of Century. Here are links to our latest news release and ...read more
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    Monday, September 21, 2020
     Hurricane Clean-Up - Watch Out For ScamsPensacola, Fla. (September 21, 2020)In the wake of Hurricane Sally, consumers are evaluating the damage done and have started the cleanup process. Better Business Bureau receives hundreds of complaints every year concerning sub-par work performed by contractors, and encourages consumers to take the time to properly research contractors to avoid creating a ...read more
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    Monday, September 21, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Small Business Economic Recovery Grant   Santa Rosa County has allocated $1.9 million of CARES Act funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to eligible small businesses. In partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center, applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. The application period begins on September 28 at 8 a.m. ...read more
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    Monday, September 21, 2020
     BBB® - After The Storm       Hurricane Sally Your BBB is open and here for you. We have been busy helping consumers find trustworthy businesses.Many of our western panhandle counties sustained wind damage, flooding and power outages, some more extensive than others. We understand that most have had power restored but we are still looking at a long recovery period just as our eastern counties ...read more
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    Monday, September 21, 2020
    To assist with speedy recovery Santa Rosa County have implemented same-day permitting for all minor storm repairs.   Any residential service that has been determined to need repair will require a permit and inspection before the service can be re-energized. However, as an option, a duly licensed electrical contractor (EC or ER) is authorized to work with the power company to have the service ...read more
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    Monday, September 21, 2020
     Hurricane Sally update #15Debris pickup starts Thursday  Mon., Sept. 21, 6 p.m. - Updates are highlightedThe county is working with state and FEMA recovery teams on assessments. As of 3:30 Mon.,   - 988 damage assessments were conducted  - 48 structures were destroyed  - 233 had major damage - 171 had minor damage  - 536 were affected.Since ...read more
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    Monday, September 21, 2020
       Representative Matt Gaetz U.S. Representative for the First District of Florida 1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515(202) 225-4136 Hello, Friends — As Northwest Florida continues our recovery efforts from Hurricane Sally, we are expecting FEMA to make a Major Disaster Declaration for our state. This will likely happen soon, as FEMA has already issued one for ...read more
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    Sunday, September 20, 2020
     Hurricane Sally update #13Santa Rosa County curfew lifted, beach open as of noon Sat., Sept. 19   Sat., Sept. 19, 2:15 p.m. - Updates are highlightedDangerous flooding is still anticipated for the Yellow River area. Residents of that area need to stay aware of rising water levels and be prepared to leave quickly.The county is working with state and FEMA recovery ...read more
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    Sunday, September 20, 2020
    Our hearts are with our community and other impacted areas dealing with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sally.   Our community and businesses are intertwined—business can only be as successful as the community and vise versa. When businesses struggle to recover after a disaster—the community cannot continue to recover.   Right now, many business owners are understandably overwhelmed ...read more
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    Sunday, September 20, 2020
     Hurricane Sally update #14Garcon Bridge opened with no restrictions, schools open tomorrow Sun., Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m. - Updates are highlightedIt appears the Yellow River has crested. No additional flooding is expected.The county is working with state and FEMA recovery teams on damage assessments. Report damage to https://bit.ly/2Rnogx8 to assist in this process.The county curfew has been ...read more
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    Sunday, September 20, 2020
      For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 16, 2020Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842**Consumer Alert**CFO Jimmy Patronis: Insurance Consumer Helpline Stands Ready to Aid Panhandle Residents with Hurricane Sally ClaimsTALLAHASSEE, Fla.— With Hurricane Sally bringing massive amounts of storm surge and historic flooding to the Florida Panhandle, ...read more
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    Sunday, September 20, 2020
         RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90Chipley, FL 32428   KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 20, 2020Contact: Ian Satter (850) 330-1205ian.satter@dot.state.fl.us  Hurricane Sally State Road Advisory – Number 11   Chipley – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on state road ...read more
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    Sunday, September 20, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners  FY21 tentative budget and MSBU public hearing  On Tues., Sept. 22 at 6 p.m., the county administrator and Santa Rosa County Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will present the tentative fiscal year 21 budget  to the board of county commissioners in a budget workshop at the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in ...read more
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    Sunday, September 20, 2020
       Resident who need assistance with tree removal, roof tarping, muck-outs or other manpower needs should call the Citizen Information Line, 850-983-INFO. Persons and organizations (churches, etc.) who would like to volunteer should call 850-983-INFO and a volunteer coordinator will match them to the best fit. Do NOT collect donations without knowing what is needed, where it is needed or having ...read more
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    Sunday, September 20, 2020
    Please watch this video for an important announcement about how we are helping the Gulf Breeze High School Swim Team.  https://youtu.be/Ty7Q4T8-0ZM
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    Saturday, September 19, 2020
     MREs and water available at distribution points The Florida National Guard will be operating four distribution points in Santa Rosa County for residents to receive MREs and water on Sat., Sept. 19 and Sun., Sept. 20 with planned operational hours of 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.MREs and water available at the following locations Hickory Hammock Baptist Church8351 Hickory Hammock Rd. in East ...read more
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    Friday, September 18, 2020
        News ReleaseSeptember 18, 2020 For Immediate Release  Florida SBDC Network Encourages Small Businesses to Complete Business Damage Assessment Survey to Assess Impacts, Disaster Assistance Needs as a Result of Hurricane Sally  Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – The Florida SBDC Network, the state's principal provider of business assistance, strongly encourages ...read more
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    Friday, September 18, 2020
     Hurricane Sally update #12Santa Rosa County remains under curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until lifted   Sept. 18, 5 p.m. - Updates are highlightedResponse since 12:01 a.m. Fri.911 calls – 71Emergency Management administrative calls – 220Citizen Information Center calls – 184Rescue – 1 person rescued out of a treeNavarre Beach east of the pier will be open to the ...read more
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    Thursday, September 17, 2020
    We're working to restore power following Hurricane SallyHurricane Sally Restoration UpdateHurricane Sally caused significant damage throughout our service area, primarily in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. Our crews worked through the night, helped by a workforce of nearly 7,000. They restored power in between bands of severe weather when it was safe to do so, and they'll continue to ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
         RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department ofTransportation1074 Highway 90Chipley, FL 32428   KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY      For ImmediateRelease                                                           Contact: Ian Satter September 16, 2020                                                                      Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    Because of flooded roads, downed trees and other hazards caused by Hurricane Sally, Okaloosa County officials have set a countywide curfew that begins at 9 p.m. Wednesday and ends at 6 a.m. Thursday.READ MORE
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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    Wednesday September 16, 2020, 3:53 PMCity of Gulf Breeze Advisory: Bob Sykes bridge is being closed due to road way damage.     For full details, view this message on the web.
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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
     RON DESANTIS GOVERNOR For Immediate Release September 16, 2020 KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY Contact: Beth Frady (850) 414-4595 beth.frady@dot.state.fl.us Florida Department of Transportation 1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428  Garcon Point Bridge Media Advisory Tallahassee – The Garcon Point Bridge on State Road (S.R.) 281 in Santa Rosa County is closed until further notice to allow ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
     Storm Recovery Update   We hope that this email finds you and your loved ones safe in the wake of Hurricane Sally. Here is the latest from your YMCA: All branches will be CLOSED tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 17, as we continue to evaluate our facilities and assess overall community damage.  We are committed to providing services to our members and families, but we are also exploring how we can ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
      Hurricane Sally update #10Santa Rosa County under curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until lifted   Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m. - Updates are highlightedSanta Rosa County is under a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until lifted.Access to the beach will be closed to all except for residents, verified guests and workers - much the same as earlier this year at the onset of ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Good Morning, ESF 18 Partners- Attached is the latest report from the state meteorology team regarding Hurricane Sally. Areas of note are below. -- ***Please join ESF 18 for a brief coordination call today, September 15th, at 12:30pm (EST) during which a member of the state meteorology team will provide the latest forecast on Hurricane Sally. There will also be an opportunity on the call to ...read more
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
    Florida bars can open the taps again Monday.  Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears announced Thursday he was rescinding an emergency order that prevented onsite consumption of alcohol at bars amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more here.
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
      Hurricane Sally update #4A prolonged, potentially historic flooding event is becoming increasingly likelySept. 14, 1 p.m. - Updates are highlightedHurricane Sally's track continues to shift east and additional shifts are still possible.A Tropical Storm Warning has been expanded into all of Santa Rosa County.Surge forecast increased to around 3 feet possible from Pensacola to Navarre. Values may ...read more
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners  FY21 tentative budget and MSBU public hearing   In accordance with Governor DeSantis’ Executive Orders 20-51, 20-52, 20-69, 20-91, 20-92, 20-112, and 20-179 in which the Governor declared a public health emergency, the previously scheduled and noticed September 15th FY21 tentative budget and MSBU ...read more
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
    September 14, 2020 SANTA ROSA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SEEKS COALITION  MEMBERS FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH   Contact:  R. Matthew Dobson, Public Health Services Manager, Assistant PIO Roger.Dobson@flhealth.gov 850 983-5200 ext. 2233   MILTON, FLA. – Mental Health was a top health priority for Santa Rosa as identified by the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment. As a result, the Florida Department ...read more
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
      Hurricane Sally update #5Santa Rosa County now under hurricane, storm surge and flash flood warning   Sept. 14, 6:45 p.m. - Updates are highlightedSanta Rosa County is under a hurricane warning, storm surge, flash flood warning.Sally's track continues to shift east and additional shifts are still possible.Sally is forecast to make landfall as a strong category 2 ...read more
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
      Representative Matt Gaetz U.S. Representative for the First District of Florida 1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515(202) 225-4136 Hello, Friends —Click for video! I will never forget the morning of September 11, 2001. I’m sure that you remember it, too. Even though it was 19 years ago, it is seared into our collective memory as Americans. Yesterday, we honored the ...read more
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
       Representative Matt Gaetz U.S. Representative for the First District of Florida 1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515(202) 225-4136 Hello, Friends — As of the time of this writing (Monday, 7:00pm) Hurricane Sally has strengthened to a Category 2 storm. It may strengthen further as this evening progresses. Extremely high winds, life-threatening storm surge, heavy rain, ...read more
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    Monday, September 14, 2020
    Good Evening, ESF 18 Partners- Please see attached for a copy of Executive Order 20-224. -- ***Please join ESF 18 for a brief coordination call tomorrow, September 15th, at 12:30pm (EST) during which we will provide an update on Hurricane Sally. There will also be an opportunity on the call to discuss protective actions you are taking or unmet needs you may be experiencing.*** Conference ...read more
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    Sunday, September 13, 2020
    Good Evening, ESF 18 Partners- Attached is the latest report from the state meteorology team regarding Tropical Storm Sally. Please note the following:The center of Tropical Storm Sally is located about 30 miles south-southwest of NaplesMaximum sustained winds are near 40 mph, and Sally is forecast to continue strengthening.Sally is likely to become a hurricane on Monday before ...read more
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    Sunday, September 13, 2020
    Good Morning, ESF 18 Partners- Attached is the latest report from the state meteorology team regarding Tropical Storm Sally. Please note the following:Impacts will extend far beyond the cone, including significant rainfall and wind for a large portion of Florida.Tropical Storm Warnings: coastal Escambia, coastal Santa Rosa, coastal Okaloosa, south Walton, coastal Bay, and coastal GulfTropical ...read more
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    Sunday, September 13, 2020
      Tropical Storm Sally update #2 Prepare for prolonged rain event with flooding potential   Sept. 13, 12:15 p.m. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal northwest Florida.A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the western Florida panhandle through Thursday.Tropical Storm Sally will continue to move west northwest through Monday, ...read more
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    Sunday, September 13, 2020
    Good Evening, ESF 18 Partners- Attached is the latest report from the state meteorology team regarding Tropical Storm Sally. Please note the following:Impacts will extend far beyond the cone, including significant rainfall for a large portion of Florida.Tropical Storm Warnings: coastal Escambia, coastal Santa Rosa, coastal Okaloosa, south Walton, coastal Bay, and coastal GulfTropical Storm ...read more
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    Sunday, September 13, 2020
       Tropical Storm Sally update #3 More rain predicted, significant flooding expectedSept. 13, 6:45 p.m. - Updates are highlightedThe updated forecast track has shifted slightly east. An additional shift eastward cannot be ruled out.The rainfall forecast has increased again.This will likely be a prolonged event given the slow movement of the storm.A Tropical Storm Warning remains in ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
     New virtual programs at Santa Rosa County Libraries Preschool Storytime and Toddler Time The fall sessions of Preschool Storytime and Toddler Time are going virtual. Beginning Sept. 14, new videos will be posted each Monday on the library system’s Storytime and Toddler Time pages. Videos will be available until Dec. 4 when the fall session ends.  Tween/Teen Clubs and Adult ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
     Tiger Point tennis courts closed for re-striping Sept. 21-24Pickle ball courts coming to the park! Santa Rosa Facilities Maintenance will close the Tiger Point tennis courts for re-striping Sept. 21-24. Upon completion, the each of the two courts will also serve as pickle ball courts. In addition, crews will paint arrows on the park's walking track.  #     #     #  Santa Rosa County. ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
    The theme for week 2 of National Preparedness Month is “Build A Kit.” Having an emergency supply kit allows you and your family to be better prepared, no matter where or when disaster strikes. This year, be sure to include items that can protect you and your family from COVID-19, such as masks, hand sanitizer, and other items recommended by CDC. Visit Ready.gov/Kit for more information on what to ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
    I’m going to write two words, and in your mind, I want the first words you think of when you read them. Two words – ready? “Advertising.” Here’s the second word: “Sales.” Quickly, what is the first word or set of words that come to mind? I’ll wait. When people say they hate advertising, it usually boils down to one of these four things:  1.They don’t know how to do it. 2. When they do it, they ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
    Florida’s first-time unemployment claims declined again last week, with 36,541 jobless workers filing for benefits as the job market continues to struggle and consumers lose confidence amid the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, September 11, 2020
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hosted a roundtable discussion on Thursday regarding restaurants and the struggles they're facing during the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
    You don't want to miss this.    September 10-16, 2020             Majority of teachers hired back             South ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19  ~Positivity rate of new cases below 10 percent for four consecutive weeks~  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
    Facts Not Fear    COVID-19 Weekly Update: September 10, 2020    A Message from Chamber President & CEO Mark Wilson:          It's Week 28 (day 192) since Florida's first confirmed case of COVID-19 and I'm proud of Florida's business community as Florida has been ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
    Last week, VISIT FLORIDA announced the launch of a new in-state tourism marketing campaign to support the recovery of the state’s economy and tourism industry. Highlighting the diverse experiences and destinations unique to the Sunshine State, the campaign aims to remind Floridians that their home state offers world-class tourism opportunities that most people travel far distances to experience. ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
     Public input for RESTORE MYIP amendment ends Sept. 15 The 45-day public input and review period for the second proposed amendment to the Multi-Year Implementation Plan (MYIP) ends next week. Residents can view the proposed MYIP amendments at www.santarosa.fl.gov/539/RESTORE-Act. Hard copies are also available for review from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Grants and Special Programs office ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY   For Immediate Release Contact: Tanya BrantonSeptember 11, 2020     Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us  Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
    Good Evening- Attached is the latest report from the state meteorology team regarding Tropical Depression #19, which is currently located about 80 miles east-southeast of Miami.  Because this system is forecast to move over South Florida and potentially impact other parts of the state this weekend and next week, please let us know how you are preparing and if you are experiencing any unmet ...read more
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    Thursday, September 10, 2020
    When CBS News spoke to Dr. Fitzherbert Harry in June, he said his small physical therapy business in Maitland, Florida wasn't at "break-even" yet, because it was recovering from negative impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Harry, 35, said then that his business could probably survive just another few months before he'd have to seek other sources of income.  Two and half months later, Florida ...read more
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    Thursday, September 10, 2020
    As COVID-19 continues to impact business and industries around the world, there may be one industry seeing some positive changes, at least for now.Some local real estate agents say Northwest Florida is a hot market right now.   Read more here.
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    Thursday, September 10, 2020
      Santa Rosa County 911 Coordinator Kevin Sowell recognized as PSAP's finest technician of the year  Santa Rosa County 911 Coordinator Kevin Sowell was recognized as NICE's Public Safety Answering Point's finest technician of the year. Sowell has been employed with Santa Rosa County since October 1992 and has been a dispatcher, a dispatch supervisor and 911 coordinator as well as ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
       17th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour highlights family-friendly fall activities throughout Santa Rosa County This year marks the 17th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour, a series of family-friendly fall festivities from September through the beginning of November. Enjoy the crisp air as you pick your own pumpkin, fish the many waters in Santa Rosa County and discover new cultural ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
     Housing assistance available for Santa Rosa County residentsApplications now being accepted   The Santa Rosa County Housing Department has been awarded $1.6 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for mortgage/rent/utility assistance for residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The funding will be used to ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
    The Senate will vote on a coronavirus stimulus bill as early as this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.  In a statement, the Kentucky Republican said the chamber aims to take up what he called a “targeted proposal, focused on some of the very most urgent healthcare, education, and economic issues.” The package would allow states to restart enhanced unemployment insurance at $300 ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has cost Florida’s 15 seaports $23 billion in lost economic activity and as many as 170,000 jobs, according to a study financed by the Florida Ports Council (FPC).  The analysis of COVID-19’s economic fallout on Florida’s $117.6 billion maritime industry – the nation’s second-largest – was conducted by maritime research company Martin Associates on behalf of FPC’s effort to ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 08, 2020
    Tips for Moving During COVID-19 Planning on moving soon? Here are some of our top safety tips for moving during COVID-19 to protect your family and belongings.Read More...5 Small Home Improvements to Prepare Your Home to Sell Home improvement projects (big or small), have a reputation for helping boost the value of your home and make it more attractive to a larger pool of potential home buyers. ...read more
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    Friday, September 04, 2020
    Florida Bars Cook Up Ways to Open
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    Friday, September 04, 2020
    Visit Florida unveils $13 million campaign to lure tourists from in-state
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Chamber, Economic
    Friday, September 04, 2020
    The Florida Chamber of Commerce continues to be the unifying voice for business in Florida politics and following a successful Primary Election for Florida’s business community, the Florida Chamber has released its 2020 General Election Voter Guide with endorsements for the State Senate, State House, and select Constitutional Amendments across Florida.  The Florida Chamber fights to secure ...read more
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    Friday, September 04, 2020
    You don't want to miss this.    September 3-9, 2020             Santa Rosa County impact fees inching ...read more
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    Friday, September 04, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19  ~COVID-19 Related Floridian Deaths Maintaining Steady Decline in Recent Weeks~  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, ...read more
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    Friday, September 04, 2020
              Discover your inner superhero!  Join United Way of West Florida and local heroes for our annual Campaign Kickoff! Get inspired and learn how you and your workplace can come to the rescue and conquer our community’s most pressing needs.  This virtual event, hosted by Saltmarsh, ...read more
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    Friday, September 04, 2020
        RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY   For Immediate Release         Contact: Tanya BrantonSeptember 4, 2020    Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us  Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the ...read more
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    Thursday, September 03, 2020
    Please CLICK HERE for a list of Labor Day Weekend events, sales, promotions and/or updates. And, please check back for more special info to be added. All Chamber Members are invited to ADD your info by going to the Member Login OR email Chanda.Ryan@NavarreChamber.com  
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    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19  ~Daily Report Contains Delayed Reporting Data from Quest Diagnostics~  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    For Florida businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s a bit of good news: Workers’ compensation insurance costs could go down in 2021.  State insurance regulators have received a rate filing that would reduce premiums next year in the workers’ compensation system by an average of 5.7%, which would be the fourth straight year of premium decreases, according to information released ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    Applications are now open for a rent, mortgage and utility assistance through Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.  Learn more here.
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    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    September 2, 2020 KNOW THE SIGNS THAT SOMEONE MAY BE  CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE September is Suicide Prevention Month   Contact:  R. Matthew Dobson, Public Health Services Manager, Assistant PIO Roger.Dobson@flhealth.gov 850 983-5200 ext. 2233   MILTON, FLA. - September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time for us to think about ways we can help prevent suicide. In the United States, suicide ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    FL-AL TPO Interested Parties:  The next Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) meeting will be next Wednesday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m. Advisory committees will meet on:  Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC):  Tuesday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC):  Tuesday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m.  You will be able to view the meetings via YouTube or ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
    President Donald Trump’s newest Covid-19 adviser on Monday traveled to the swing state of Florida, where he said there is no need to test healthy people for infection and urged the state not to fear the virus, which has killed more than 182,000 people nationwide and infected more than 6 million.  Read more here.
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    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
        Small Business Updates from the SBDC at UWF     More Local Grants Coming Soon!  The Florida SBDC at UWF and local partners are finalizing grant programs to assist local small business owners dealing with the affects of the pandemic. Details have yet to be announced, but follow our ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
     BBB® Tuesday Tip       Free COVID Relief Funds? Could Be a Grant Scam In tough economic times, it can be hard to turn down free money – especially if it appears to come from a friend. BBB.org/ScamTracker is receiving numerous reports that con artists are stealing information from Facebook and Instagram accounts and promoting phony COVID-19 relief grants to their network and ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
                CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF MORE BENEFITS     JOIN THE CHAMBER NOW          Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce | 1804 Prado Street, Navarre, FL 32566Unsubscribe exec@navarrechamber.comUpdate Profile | About our service providerSent by ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
          YMCA of Northwest FloridaSeptember 2020          CLICK TO SEE THE LATEST CHANGES AS OF SEPT 1           For Youth DevelopmentFrom the Director's Desk: Back to School with the YMCAAs summer winds down ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
    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 PTAC at UWF Presents “Unlocking the Secrets of Government Contracting: Part 1” - Online Webinar  PENSACOLA, FL — August 31, 2020 —Join us online, Wednesday, September 30, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for “Unlocking the Secrets ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health and Florida Division of Emergency Management Sever Ties with Quest Diagnostics After Quest Failed to Follow Florida Law~Testing Company Attempted to Dump 75,000 COVID-19 Test Results from as far back as ...read more
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    Monday, August 31, 2020
     Housing assistance available for Santa Rosa County residentsApplications will be accepted starting Sept. 9The Santa Rosa County Housing Department has been awarded $1.6 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for mortgage/rent/utility assistance for residents that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The funding will be used to provide ...read more
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    Monday, August 31, 2020
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Medical Group Welcomes Back Dr. Frank Francone  PENSACOLA, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2020) – Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome back Frank Francone, M.D., to its multispecialty physician network as medical director for Baptist Occupational Health at Baptist Medical ...read more
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    Monday, August 31, 2020
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Experienced ENT Physician Alan Grimm, M.D., Joins Baptist Medical Group  PENSACOLA, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2020) – Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome board-certified otolaryngologist Alan Grimm, M.D., to its multispecialty physician network. Dr. Grimm is dedicated to the ...read more
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    Monday, August 31, 2020
      Navarre Beach Bridge repairs this weekOne lane closures Tues. and Wed., 8 p.m. - 6 a.m.The northbound lane of the Navarre Beach Bridge will close for repairs Tues., Sept. 1 from 8 p.m. to Wed., Sept. 2 at 6 a.m., and Wed., Sept. 2 from 8 p.m. to Thurs., Sept. 3 at 6 a.m. Traffic control will be in place to direct vehicles as the contractor improves the expansion joint.  #     #    ...read more
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    Monday, August 31, 2020
    For Immediate Release    Contact: Naomi Kjer  Marketing Manager United Way of West Florida Phone: 850-346-9355 Email: naomi.kjer@uwwf.org   UNITED WAY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR AMBASSADOR PROGRAM    Pensacola, Fla. – August 31, 2020 United Way of WestFlorida (UWWF) invites passionate citizens in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to apply for the 2020-21 Ambassador Program.Each year, ...read more
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    Monday, August 31, 2020
    Gov. Ron DeSantis made the case that tourists could safely take commercial flights to visit Florida, as newly reported coronavirus cases grew by more than 3,800 people Friday, down from peak averages of nearly 12,000 cases daily in mid-July.   Read more here.
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    Monday, August 31, 2020
    Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday suggested he will likely extend Florida’s stay-on-evictions while speaking to reporters in Fort Lauderdale.“I will work on the moratorium,” he said. “I think we probably will continue that as well.”  The current moratorium is scheduled to expire on Sep. 1 at 12:01 a.m. If signed, it will be the fifth consecutive extension.    Read more here.
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    Monday, August 31, 2020
     Menus    Week of August 31, 2020          30th AnnualJuana Good Time RegattaSeptember 11-13, 2020  REGISTER ONLINE ONLY byTODAY for the REDUCED RATE!  In keeping with the times, meetings will take place on the beach with plenty of social ...read more
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    Monday, August 31, 2020
          Representative Matt Gaetz U.S. Representative for the First District of Florida1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-4136 Hello, Friends — America’s thoughts and prayers are with the families and communities affected by Hurricane Laura, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the Gulf Coast. Had the hurricane turned just a few degrees ...read more
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    Friday, August 28, 2020
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY   For Immediate Release  Contact: Tanya BrantonAugust 28, 2020 Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us  Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state ...read more
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    Friday, August 28, 2020
        Exclusive Call with Senator Marco Rubio: Federal Outlook & Forecast From D.C.Tuesday, September 1, 202011:00 a.m. - Noon EDT     Please share this link with your Key Managers. Join the Florida Chamber for a special Florida Chamber Business Leaders Zoom Call featuring an important federal update from Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - Noon EDT. Register today ...read more
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    Friday, August 28, 2020
       Santa Rosa County Animal Services receives award from national leader in no-kill movement  Santa Rosa County (SRC) Animal Services has been recognized with the Transformational Change award for the highest increase in lifesaving progress for shelters admitting 2,001-6,000 pets in 2019 from Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending ...read more
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    Friday, August 28, 2020
    Community Partners Release the “Re-Employ ESCAROSA Campaign” Calendar  Pensacola, FL— August 27, 2020 — For Immediate Release The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce has partnered with FloridaWest, CareerSource ESCAROSA, Studer Community Institute, Pensacola Young Professionals, and Fleet and Family Support Center, and The Gulf Coast Minority Chamber to host the first “Re-Employ ESCAROSA ...read more
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    Friday, August 28, 2020
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Health Care COVID-19 Update #21Aug. 28, 2020   In a video released August 27, Baptist Health Care President and CEO Mark Faulkner provides an update on the current status of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and encourages the community to remain vigilant in ...read more
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    Thursday, August 27, 2020
    Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that Florida would participate in the enhanced unemployment benefits program offered through an executive memorandum signed by President Trump earlier this month.   Read more here.
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    Thursday, August 27, 2020
    A Florida task force agreed Wednesday to support reopening long-term care facilities to visitors after nearly six months — without requiring coronavirus testing — but visitors will have to follow a list of rules before going in.  “This visitation is long overdue,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a briefing held minutes after the decision. “At this point, we’ve got to get it done. We’ve got to get it ...read more
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    Thursday, August 27, 2020
        COVID-19 Weekly Update: August 27, 2020    A Message from Chamber President & CEO Mark Wilson:          Category 4 Hurricane Laura has made landfall on our neighbors in Louisiana and Texas and our thoughts and prayers are with them. I spoke to the President of ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19  ~New case positivity rate below 10 percent for thirteenth straight day~  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    Attached is a copy of our Chamber Member Benefits Checklist.  Please take a few minutes to look over them, and let me know if you have any questions and/or you need any help or more details about any of them.MOST IMPORTANT:  If you have time this week, please join us and/or have a member of your staff join us for any and/or all of the following "virtual" meetings/events.TODAY (Tuesday, August 25 ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2020
       September 2020 Public Meetings and Holidays  All Santa Rosa County Board of County Commission meetings and other county department meetings are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline Street in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.Marine Advisory, Sept. 1 - 5:00 p.m.Tourist Development Council Board Meeting, Sept. 3 - 8:30 a.m.Commission Regular, Sept. 10 - 9:00 ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2020
      See something? Say Something!Report suspicious activity and help increase security across the country   The Northwest Florida Domestic Security Task Force and the Region One County Public Affairs and Information Officers have established a joint effort to promote the “See Something, Say Something” campaign, a Department of Homeland Security sponsored effort to report suspicious ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2020
    Good Evening, ESF 18 Partners- Attached is the latest report from the state meteorology team regarding Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco. Please be advised there is a tornado watch in effect for a portion of the panhandle and south Georgia this evening until 12am.Tropical Storm LauraA Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Lower and Middle Florida Keys.Tropical storm force ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2020
        Key Takeaways from Today's Florida Chamber WebinarFeaturing Governor Ron DeSantis  Thank you for joining us for today's discussion on Florida's economic relaunch and the path forward. We were honored to have Governor Ron DeSantis join us to provide his insights on leading Florida, the third largest state, through a global pandemic all while safely keeping our economy going. Key takeaways from ...read more
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    Friday, August 21, 2020
    Good Morning- Attached is the latest report from the state meteorology team regarding Tropical Depression #13 and Tropical Depression #14. Please note the following:Tropical Depression #13 – Central AtlanticMaximum sustained winds are near 35 mph, and TD 13 is likely to become a tropical storm today or Saturday.TD 13 is forecast to become a hurricane by Monday night or Tuesday.The center of TD ...read more
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    Friday, August 21, 2020
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY   For Immediate Release           Contact: Tanya BrantonAugust 21, 2020   Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us  Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the ...read more
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    Friday, August 21, 2020
    While it is still too early to know how Tropical Storm Laura will affect our area, there are many proactive steps residents can begin taking now to prepare:Trim trees by removing mainly the interior branches. This will thin the canopy of the tree and allow the winds to pass through it more easily.Check hurricane window and door protection for you home to see if any additional supplies are ...read more
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    Friday, August 21, 2020
    Friday, August 21, 2020            MEMBER LOGIN| EVENTS CALENDAR|ADVERTISE WITH US                          EVERYONE IS ...read more
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    Friday, August 21, 2020
        Tropical Storm Laura Update  Dear Chanda, We are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Laura as it tracks west towards the Gulf of Mexico. Currently, the official track from the National Hurricane Center brings the storm near the Alabama/Florida border as a category one hurricane Wednesday morning. The long-range details of the storm remain unclear as Laura is forecast to move ...read more
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    Friday, August 21, 2020
        VISIT FLORIDA Tropical Storm Laura UpdateDear Chanda, VISIT FLORIDA is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Laura and is in constant communication with the State Emergency Operations Center.  According to the National Hurricane Center, as of 5:00 PM AST, Friday, August 21, the ...read more
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    Thursday, August 20, 2020
    Good Evening- Attached is the latest report from the state meteorology team regarding Tropical Depression #13 and Tropical Depression #14. As of this evening, Tropical Depression #13 appears to pose a direct threat to Florida. The SEOC is moving into a co-response posture as of 8:00am tomorrow. As such, we would like to hear from you regarding any unmet needs or ways that you are preparing. We ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    CHIPLEY, Fla. – As election season gears up across Northwest Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is reminding all citizens that state law prohibits political signs on state right of way.  In Section 479.11(8), Florida Statutes provide that no signs shall be erected, used, operated, or maintained on the right of way of any highway on the State Highway System.  The roadway ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 18, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19  ~Sixth straight day below 10 percent positivity of new cases~  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a report on ...read more
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    Monday, August 17, 2020
    Attached is a copy of our "revised" New Chamber Member Checklist .  Even though you may not be a new member - we wanted to "SHARE" it with all our members and/or prospective members to make sure you are taking advantage of as many benefits as you can.  Please take a few minutes to look over them, and let us know if you have any questions and/or you need any help or more details about any of ...read more
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    Monday, August 17, 2020
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                New Playground for Lakeview Center Autism Program  PENSACOLA (Aug. 17, 2020) – A new playground was built for the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Outpatient Services program at Lakeview Center. The enhancement to services was made possible using funds raised from the 43rd ...read more
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    Monday, August 17, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19  ~Fifth straight day below 10 percent positivity of new cases, number of COVID-19 positive patients currently hospitalized down nearly 40 percent since July 21~  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida ...read more
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    Saturday, August 15, 2020
       Representative Matt Gaetz U.S. Representative for the First District of Florida 1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515(202) 225-4136 Hello, Friends — This week, the Senate left town for August without coming to an agreement on a coronavirus relief package. This is shameful. We can’t abandon our fellow citizens because Congress is too immature to reach an ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
        Upcoming No-Cost Webinars     Federal Contracting - Marketing to Local Military Bases (8/19)  This presentation will be focused on how to market to military bases in the Florida Panhandle. It will cover a variety of solutions and how to's on finding a buyer for your services, ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY   For Immediate Release                                                                 Contact: Tanya BrantonAugust 14, 2020                                                               Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
        Included in Today's Update:  Latest COVID-19 Numbers • Cyber Threats On the Rise Amid COVID-19 Crisis • Congress Adjourns for August As Phase 4 COVID Stimulus Legislation Negotiations Hit A Wall • Your'e Invited -- Primary Election Night Virtual Event    COVID BY THE NUMBERS: FLORIDA'S DAY 165 ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One Hundred Forty Eight Deaths Related to COVID-19 ~551,232 positive cases in Florida residents and 5,905 positive cases in non-Florida residents~  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
    For Immediate ReleaseNaomi KjerMarketing ManagerUnited Way of West FloridaPhone: 850-346-9355Email: naomi.kjer@uwwf.org  UNITED WAY INVITES THE COMMUNITY TO ITS  2020 ANNUAL MEETING  Pensacola, Fla. – August 13, 2020 United Way of West Florida (UWWF) invites the community to join the organization on Thursday, August 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. – virtually – for its 2020 Annual Meeting.  In light of ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
       East and South Spencer Field Road at Carlyn Drive intersection road closures As part of the East/South Spencer Field Road and Carlyn Drive intersection improvements, milling and paving operations are necessary to construct the new roadway centerline shift and establishment of design profile grade lines required for widening construction. From 7 a.m., Aug. 21 through 5 p.m., ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
      Register Today and Join the Conversation... Did you know that half of Florida's children who live in poverty reside within just 150 of Florida's 983 zip codes? Zip code data shows inequality of opportunity exists in every part of Florida. Florida business leaders are increasingly playing a vital role in ending the inequality of opportunity in America. Join the Florida Prosperity Initiative ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
                  Thank you for taking the time to read this list. By donating to Santa Rosa Kids' House, you are helping the children in your own community. Santa Rosa County is a very large area. We serve the children in the following areas:Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Milton, Pace, Jay. ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
        August 16, 2020           We're thrilled to announce Bob Hope Village has won two recent awards. Thank you to all who voted to name Bob Hope Village Finest on the Emerald Coast this ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Health Care’s First Intuitive Health-Partnered Dual ER and Urgent Care Facility Nearing CompletionNew Clinic to Open in Navarre on Sept. 28 at 7 a.m.  PENSACOLA, Fla. (Aug. 11, 2020) – Plans for the opening of Baptist Emergency Room and Urgent Care in Navarre ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
        Decision 2020: A Deep Dive Into The Florida Primary & Back-to-School DiscussionMonday, August 24, 2020 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EDT   Dear Chandra, Florida's job creators are going through unforeseen and unprecedented times. As Florida's economic relaunch continues, the 2020 Florida Primary Election only adds fuel to the “what will happen next?” conversation.Join the Florida Chamber of Commerce for an ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
    In Executive Actions, Trump Extends Some Unemployment Benefits, Defers Payroll TaxesAt his Bedminster, N.J., golf resort on Saturday, President Trump signed four executive actions to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. The actions amount to a stopgap measure, after failing to secure an agreement with Congress.The three memorandums and one executive order call for extending some ...read more
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    Friday, August 14, 2020
    Hello , Thank you for being a valued client of the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. We are requesting your participation in an important survey regarding the impact of COVID-19 on your small business. The goal of this survey, conducted in partnership with the University of West Florida Haas Center and the Florida Chamber Foundation, is to shed light on the challenges ...read more
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    Monday, August 10, 2020
     Menus    Week of August 10, 2020          Summer 2 Volleyball LeagueLeague play begins all this week!  Schedules and Rosters are posted on our web site and in the Big Pagoda          Live Music This ...read more
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    Monday, August 10, 2020
     Representative Matt GaetzU.S. Representative for the First District of Florida1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-4136   Hello, Friends —Last weekend, Hurricane Isaias hit the Bahamas, tracked along the east coast of the United States, and finally made landfall on Monday evening in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane.Though Northwest Florida saw ...read more
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    Monday, August 10, 2020
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Hospital Nurse Jayne Voyles Presented DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses  PENSACOLA, Fla. (Aug. 10, 2020) – Jayne Voyles BSN, R.N., IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE, a nurse in the Baptist Hospital labor and delivery unit, has been honored with the DAISY Award for ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
    COVID-19 By The Numbers    Included in Today's Update:  Latest COVID-19 Numbers • Governor Updates Restaurant Requirements, Removes Travel Restrictions • Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Starts Today • Complete Florida COVID-19 Business Snapshot Survey • New Toll Roads May Be One of the Answers to Growth & Development in Florida's ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
          United Way of West Florida -- August eNewsletter              Stuff the Bus, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties School Districts-approved Supply Drive, has been extended to August ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
        RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY   For Immediate Release           Contact: Tanya BrantonAugust 7, 2020     Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us  Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
    HOW HAS COVID-19 IMPACTED YOUR SMALL BUSINESS? PLEASE COMPLETE OUR FLORIDA AUGUST BUSINESS SNAPSHOT SURVEY BELOW:  Florida’s job creators are going through unforeseen and unprecedented times. As we work with lawmakers to advocate the best course of action, please take a few minutes and give us a snapshot of what your business, and your employees, are going through. If your business has taken ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
     Statement from U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham:Delivering a Complete and Accurate 2020 Census CountThe U.S. Census Bureau continues to evaluate its operational plans to collect and process 2020 Census data. We are announcing updates to our plan that will include enumerator awards and the hiring of more employees to accelerate the completion of data collection and apportionment ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
        August 5, 2020         A Fresh Start at Bob Hope Village  Donna met her husband Tom in 1971 through mutual friends at a local diner near their hometowns in Pennsylvania. Tom enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1972 and one year later they married. While stationed at Dover ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
    COVID-19 By The Numbers    Included in Today's Update:  Latest COVID-19 Numbers • Complete Our August Florida COVID-19 Business Snapshot Survey• FL Chamber Small Business Council Chair Glenda Hood Urges Congress to Act Now• Add Your Signature to Support HEALS Act PPP Eligibility for 501(c)(6) Organizations• President Trump Signs New Executive ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
    Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization to Hold Virtual Project Priorities Workshop on Aug. 11 View this email in your browser  Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization to Hold Virtual Project Priorities Workshop on August 11The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a Project Priorities Workshop with the TPO, Technical Coordinating Committee ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One Hundred Eighty Deaths Related to COVID-19 ~512,421 positive cases in Florida residents and 5,654 positive cases in non-Florida residents~     TALLAHASSEE —The Florida ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
      COVID-19 Update #55Updates are highlighted.  Subscribe to receive this update via email.Updates are only sent when new information is available.See our full list of information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/covid19.TestingThe State of Florida is opening a rapid mobile test site at the Milton Community Center, 5629 Byrom St. in Milton on Sat., Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
    Florida-Alabama 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Steering Committee to meet VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, August 11 View this email in your browser  Florida-Alabama 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Steering Committee to meet VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, August 11The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is hosting an ALL VIRTUAL Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Steering Committee ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
      East and South Spencer Field Road at Carlyn Drive intersection improvementsIntersection improvements at East Spencer Field Rd., South Spencer Field Rd. and Carlyn Dr. will commence Aug. 11 starting with surveying the project site. The project includes converting the existing four-way stop into a signalized intersection. Motorists should use caution when approaching the area and expect delays ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
      Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Regular MeetingThurs., August 13, 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., August 13 at 9 a.m. See the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. This meeting will be archived at that same ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 2020
    August 7, 2020 RAPID COVID-19 TESTING COMING TO SANTA ROSA COUNTY   Contact: Debbie Stilphen, PIOPIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov 850-564-2275 Milton, Fla. - The State of Florida will be offering COVID-19 rapid testing at the Milton Community Center at 5629 Byrom Street on Saturday, August 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Walk-up testing will be available ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 05, 2020
      Santa Rosa Breaks Ground on New Hangar Facility at Peter Prince AirportLeonardo Helicopter expected to bring 50 new jobs to the new interim location while it builds a permanent facility at Whiting Aviation Park   Santa Rosa County officials today broke ground on a new hangar facility at Peter Prince Airport that will serve as the temporary home to AgustaWestland ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 05, 2020
      Register Today and Join the Conversation... Did you know that half of Florida's children who live in poverty reside within just 150 of Florida's 983 zip codes? Zip code data shows inequality of opportunity exists in every part of Florida. Florida business leaders are increasingly playing a vital role in ending the inequality of opportunity in America. Join the Florida Prosperity Initiative ...read more
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    Monday, August 03, 2020
    The initial application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was extended from July 6th, to August 8th. Any business who has not spoken to their lender about the program or read about the guidelines can find more information here.
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    Monday, August 03, 2020
    The PPP Flexibility Act (PPPFA) was signed in law on June 5th and made amendments to the original loan and forgiveness terms regarding PPP funds. Highlights include an extended payback period for the loan and a longer time to use the funds while still qualifying for forgiveness. For the detailed amendments of the PPPFA, read more here. Business owners who have specific questions regarding PPP ...read more
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    Monday, August 03, 2020
    The SBA reopened the portal for EIDL applications on June 15th, and is still currently accepting applications from eligible for-profit and non-profit businesses. The EIDL Advance funds (Up to $10,000, and not to be repaid) has run out, but the loan program is still available at this time for any business owners who haven't already applied.Click here to read more on the SBA website.
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    Monday, August 03, 2020
    The Federal Reserve created the Main Street Lending Program to assist small and medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial health prior to the pandemic. This program consists of three different "facilities" that share many similar loan terms but have different uses and minimum borrowing thresholds. The minimum loan amount across all three facilities is $250,000, and all the loan ...read more
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    Monday, August 03, 2020
    Eligible businesses can still apply and receive grant awards from the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant (second round of funding), and the Fort Walton Beach Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant. Please be sure to read all eligibility requirements and submit a completed application with supporting documents included. Each business or owner may only receive one grant award ...read more
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    Friday, July 31, 2020
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY   For Immediate Release           Contact: Tanya BrantonJuly 31, 2020        Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us  Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the ...read more
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    Friday, July 31, 2020
     2020 Primary Election Santa Rosa County There are three ways to vote in Florida: by mail, early or on Election Day. The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed to the registered voter's address is Aug. 8. Early voting begins Aug. 3 in Santa Rosa County. Information regarding COVID-19:For in-person voting options including early voting and Election Day, voters are ...read more
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    Friday, July 31, 2020
     Public Input for RESTORE MYIP Amendment now through Sept. 15 Santa Rosa County welcomes public input and review of the second proposed amendment to the Multi-Year Implementation Plan (MYIP) that was initially accepted by Treasury in May 2017 and was first amended in Sept. 2019. There will be a 45-day public review and comment period before the amended plan is sent to the U.S. ...read more
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    Friday, July 31, 2020
       August 2020 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 Street in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.  Marine Advisory - August 4, 5:00 p.m.Tourist Development Council Board Meeting - August 6 - CancelledCommission Committee - August 10 ...read more
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    Friday, July 31, 2020
     Santa Rosa lands another 30 jobsProject "Yummy" will bring up to $3 million in capital investment to I-10 Industrial Park  Just days after announcing that three major employers are coming to the Santa Rosa Industrial Park (SRIP) East, the county’s economic development office today revealed that another 30 new jobs are slated for the Northwest Florida Industrial Park @ I-10. The county ...read more
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    Friday, July 31, 2020
      COVID-19 Update #51 - Tue., July 14Updates are highlighted. Subscribe to receive this update via email.Updates are only sent when new information is available.See our full list of information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/covid19.Santa Rosa CountyEffective immediately, development services is asking all customers to coordinate interactions with staff by appointment only. The south end office is closed ...read more
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    Friday, July 31, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Library System warns patrons of phone scam The Santa Rosa County Library System has received reports of a phone scam. If a patron receives a call from a blocked number stating that library fees are owed and asking for a credit card number, do not give the caller any personal information. The Santa Rosa County Library System will never call patrons to inform ...read more
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    Friday, July 31, 2020
      COVID-19 Update #53 - Fri., July 31Updates are highlighted.  Subscribe to receive this update via email.Updates are only sent when new information is available.See our full list of information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/covid19.Santa Rosa CountyBeginning Mon., Aug. 3, residents may pick up cloth face masks at all county libraries (see locations and hours). For more details, call 981-READ ...read more
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    Thursday, July 30, 2020
     By now you should have received a request to respond to the 2020 U.S. Census. Responding to the census is not only your civic duty; it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future, and your representation in government. With the effects of COVID-19, the Census has never been more important as we look to getting our economy back and looking to ...read more
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    Thursday, July 30, 2020
    Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-180, Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief, yesterday to extend the state’s eviction and mortgage foreclosure moratorium until September 1. The original moratorium was put into effect on April 2 and the original executive order has been previously extended twice over the course of the pandemic. The current moratorium was set to ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 21, 2020
       FEMA releases updated flood hazard maps for review The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released updated flood hazard maps for public review and comment prior to final adoption. All residents, property owners and businesses should review these preliminary maps, located at Northwest Florida Water Management District Flood Maps, to ensure they have adequate flood insurance ...read more
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    Monday, July 20, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Ninety Deaths Related to COVID-19~355,899 positive cases in Florida residents and 4,495 positive cases in non-Florida residents~   TALLAHASSEE —The Florida Department of Health (DOH), ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    Florida Business Leaders Summit Series on Prosperity & Economic Opportunity A Five Part Virtual Event Series on Ending Inequality of Opportunity in Florida Become A Series Sponsor   Florida Prosperity Initiative  2017 marked the Florida Chamber Foundation’s inaugural Florida Business Leaders Summit on Prosperity & Economic Opportunity, and it has quickly become one of the Chamber’s most ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    July 14, 2020DOH-Santa rosa covid-19 test site at MIDWAY RELOCATES Contact: Debbie Stilphen, PIOPIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov 850-564-2275Milton, FL - Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 16, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) COVID-19 drive-in testing site at the Midway location will move to the Community Life United Methodist Church, 4115 SoundsideDrive in Gulf ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    POWERED BY OUR SPONSORS July 14, 2020                      A Message from the Florida Chamber      WHETHER OR NOT YOU LIKE FLORIDA'S COVID-19 APPROACH MAY DEPEND LARGELY ON YOUR POLITICAL ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    Attached is a flyer that includes a web site that has 4 videos related to Maternal Opioid Recovery Efforts (MORE).    Please feel free to share.   Thanks, Randy Fleming Circuit 1 Community Development Administrator Phone:  (850) -483-6621 Cell:  (850) 712-8982 Fax:  (850)  595-8387  
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    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
     BBB® Tuesday Tip       Fraudulent Online Purchases Could Hurt Your Small Business The sharp increase of online ordering, delivery services, and other internet commerce transactions is keeping some businesses afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic. BBB warns that despite the credit card companies shifting to chip-enabled cards to reduce instances of fraud, scammers still find ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 14, 2020
         INC. THIS MORNING          Americans want to travel. How to be a part of their 'safe-cations'    Good morning, In January, when North Dakota's tourism department revealed its tagline for 2020, the coronavirus had barely registered in the U.S. But by summer, the slogan--"Follow your curiosity, not the crowds"--proved prescient. The avoid-the-crowd trip now has a name, ...read more
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    Monday, July 13, 2020
      POWERED BY OUR SPONSORS  July 13, 2020   A Message from the Florida ChamberAS FLORIDA HITS ITS LARGEST SINGLE DAY OF NEW CASES, NOT ALL COUNTIES ARE SEEING THE SAME SPREAD: As Saturday’s numbers were revealed yesterday, Florida set two records on the same day – we had BOTH the highest number of new tests in a single day, at 99,033, and also the highest number of new cases in a single day, at ...read more
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    Monday, July 13, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Thirty-Five Deaths Related to COVID-19~Florida has second-highest number of test results reported in one day with a positivity rate that remains under 12 percent for second ...read more
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    Monday, July 13, 2020
     2020 Primary Election Book Closing Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Tappie A. Villane reminds voters registration books will close on Mon., July 20. It is the last day to register to vote or make party affiliation changes for the Primary Election to be held on Aug. 18.   Florida law mandates registration books close 29 days before an election. New ...read more
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    Monday, July 13, 2020
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 Baptist Cancer Institute Focuses on Cancer Prevention with High Risk Genetics Program  PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 13, 2020) – Because preventing the occurrence of cancer is the most effective way of reducing cancer deaths, Baptist Cancer Institute is focusing efforts and ...read more
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    Monday, July 13, 2020
    Representative Matt GaetzU.S. Representative for the First District of Florida1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-4136    Hello, Friends —This week, Democrats continued in their push to defund the police. It is ridiculous that Democrats continue to relentlessly advocate for these bad policing policies that will hurt the very communities they are ...read more
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    Friday, July 10, 2020
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY   For Immediate Release Contact: Tanya BrantonJuly 10, 2020 Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us  Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads ...read more
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    Friday, July 10, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Ninety-Three Deaths Related to COVID-19~240,710 positive cases in Florida residents and 3,441 positive cases in non-Florida residents~   TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health ...read more
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    Friday, July 10, 2020
     Dear Industry Partner: This week, we were informed by the site hosting the 2020 Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the Rosen Shingle Creek, that they will not reopen until at least November. That means, unfortunately, in spite of our best efforts, we are unable to host this year’s Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism. We appreciate your support and ...read more
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    Friday, July 10, 2020
     Santa Rosa County approves new waste hauler contract to begin Jan. 1, 2021 Santa Rosa County approved a county-wide expansion of the waste hauling agreement with Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. at the board of county commission regular meeting June 25, after ECUA opted not to renew their contract to service the north end of the county which expires Dec. 31. At the July 9 meeting, the board ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 08, 2020
    ...carefully          July 8, 2020          We are happy to announce that this Friday, July 10, Juana’s Pagodas/Sailors’ Grill will reopen, limiting our hours from 11am to 8pm and our seating space to the Deck, and featuring the Juana Bites Menu only. Indoor ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 08, 2020
    How to run a store in a pandemic It's possible to safely operate brick-and-mortar retail, experts say. But with that comes great responsibility, and some consumers aren't making it easy.  
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    Wednesday, July 08, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Forty-Eight Deaths Related to COVID-19~220,492 positive cases in Florida residents and 3,291 positive cases in non-Florida residents~   TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 07, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Monica Turner, 850-983-5043,turnermd@santarosa.k12.fl.us Tuesday, June 25, 2020                                                                    ANNOUNCING:   SANTA ROSA TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN   AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO 22 GRADUATING SENIORS     Santa Rosa County – On June 24th Take Stock in Children and the Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 07, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Sixty-Three Deaths Related to COVID-19 ~210,594 positive cases in Florida residents and 3,200 positive cases in non-Florida residents~    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of ...read more
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    Monday, July 06, 2020
    5 Tips for Managing Customer Expectations After COVID-19 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, businesses must properly manage their customers' expectations about new store policies and procedures.By: Nicole Fallon, Contributor
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    Monday, July 06, 2020
    UPDATED: Santa Rosa County Public UpdatesClick here for the latest information.  COVID-19 Information and Resources for BusinessesVisit www.SantaRosaReady.com for up-to-date information on bridge loans, SBA loans, and other related information. You can reach the SRC EDO at (850) 623-0174 if you have any questions.  Federal Agency Resources for COVID ResponseClick here for a list of everything ...read more
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    Monday, July 06, 2020
    Gov. DeSantis Signs Executive Order Extending Eviction Relief, Mortgage Foreclosure in FloridaFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Tuesday extending eviction relief and mortgage foreclosure amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order is now extended to 12:01 a.m., Aug. 1. The initial order was set to expire back in April but was extended to July.   Read more here.
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    Monday, July 06, 2020
    Escambia and Santa Rosa counties’ only School District-approved supply drive, Stuff the Bus, kicks off this month on July 6. Due to COVID-19, this year will look different. Instead of hosting in-person collection drives, starting July 6 through the end of the month, we invite businesses, faith communities, civic groups, and individuals to give a monetary donation.   Please see attached and below ...read more
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    Monday, July 06, 2020
     Landfill and Facilities Management will no longer accept cash after July 2 Due to the national coin shortage, the Santa Rosa County Central Landfill will no longer be able to accept cash after Thurs., July 2 until further notice. Santa Rosa County Facilities Management will permanently move to a cashless system. Checks with ID, Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards will still be ...read more
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    Monday, July 06, 2020
    COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATIONDrive-through COVID-19 Testing
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    Friday, July 03, 2020
    Help shape the future of our community! Complete your sensus form today! >>https://2020census.gov/en.html
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    Thursday, July 02, 2020
    CLICK HERE for all the Details!
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    Tuesday, June 30, 2020
     County seeks public input for CARES Act funding Survey available online On June 10, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida would disburse up to $1.275 billion in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding to county governments representing populations under 500,000 people. On June 26, the Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners approved ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    Santa Rosa County Animal Services is relaunching the Doggy Day Out program on Wed., July 1, to pair members of the community with shelter dogs for daytime field trips. Outings can last from one hour to all day and can include a hike, puppuccino from a local coffee shop, or even lunch at a pet-friendly restaurant. The Doggy Day Out Program was created to help reduce kennel stress and ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    Fort Walton Beach, FL — As a Level II Trauma Center, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center typically runs a high census in the ICU, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Bed capacity is a fluctuating figure depending on the care needed by our patients on any given day. This is why our hospital has been preparing for months to respond to potential impacts of COVID-19. We have surge plans in place for the ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Fifty-Eight Deaths Related to COVID-19 ~149,781 positive cases in Florida residents and 2,653 positive cases in non-Florida residents~    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of ...read more
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    Monday, June 29, 2020
      Dear Navarre Chamber Members: It is extremely important for us to continue to serve our community and local businesses, however, we must prioritize the health and safety of our staff and community.  The Chamber office is currently open by pre-scheduled appointment only from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, and remote assistance is available during these and other hours via phone or ...read more
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    Monday, June 29, 2020
    This message was shared with members on June 10, 2020. ALL CHAMBER MEMBERS UPGRADED TO AN ENHANCED WEB PACKAGE The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help. As a part of our #ShopNavarreFirst campaign which encourages residents and visitors to buy from our local businesses, we have upgraded all Chamber Members to an "Enhanced Web Package" through our website. ($120 value) With this ...read more
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    Monday, June 29, 2020
    When Love Turns into Money Laundering  The CARES Act funding is helping Americans with the COVID-19 pandemic by providing increased unemployment benefits and other support. But unfortunately, some of this money is ending up in the hands of scammers. These con artists are then using people to funnel money out of the country. This con may look like a classic romance scam, but victims are tricked ...read more
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    Monday, June 29, 2020
     Week of June 29, 2020 It is with very heavy hearts that, once again, we are erring on the side of caution by temporarily closing the Juana’s/Sailors’ complex. For everyone’s piece of mind, we are requiring that all our staff be tested before re-opening our doors. Obviously, this is not something any of us is happy about, especially considering that July 1 will be our 31st anniversary and the ...read more
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    Monday, June 29, 2020
    Committed to Health Committed to YouWe Are Ready When You Are
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    Sunday, June 28, 2020
      Santa Rosa County Partner Relaunch Suggestions   Study after study is showing it’s more important than ever to communicate clearly and frequently to our locals, visitors and future guests about what our destination is doing to keep people safe while enjoying beautiful Santa Rosa County. This document outlines our initiatives that highlights, supports and enhances partner marketing programs ...read more
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    Friday, June 26, 2020
    Copies of the Santa Rosa County Disaster Preparedness Guide are available at The Navarre Chamber Information Center located at 1804 Prado Street (behind TC's Front Porch).
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    Friday, June 26, 2020
    See our full list of information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/covid19.Santa Rosa CountyAs COVID-19 cases rise in Santa Rosa County, the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners and Emergency Management continue to work hand-in-hand with hospitals, cities, state government and the department of health.Currently, the commission and key staff are in daily contact with all stakeholders in the ...read more
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    Thursday, June 25, 2020
    NAVARRE, FL - It's a sad day at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce!  The difficult decision was made to cancel the 4th of July Duchess Concert and Food Trucks on Navarre Beach.     The decision was not made lightly, but out of an abundance of caution and concern for our community, vendors, entertainers, volunteers and attendees. We understand how disappointing this is to many, but it ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 23, 2020
      Fourth of July Fireworks on Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, fireworks safety and holiday closures The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office will present an Independence Day fireworks show at 9 p.m. on July 4, at the end of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The pyrotechnic demonstration will be held rain or shine. Residents and guests are reminded to allow plenty of time to find ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    Passport to Navarre campaign seeks to help jump-start local businesses  NAVARRE, FL -- After an unprecedented 3-months due to the COVID-19 crisis, the "Passport to Navarre" shop local campaign will soon be under way and will continue through the month of July.  “The campaign is a way to engage and support the Navarre area’s business community at a time when they could use the support now more ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    "The Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program is still accepting applications from eligible businesses to be recipients of the $5,000 grant awards until such time that the grant funding is depleted.  This grant was made possible through a $300,000 contribution from Gulf Power, and it is the second round of funding for the grant program.  Please read the requirements to ...read more
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    Friday, June 19, 2020
    With coronavirus a new health challenge, Florida Chamber launches statewide Safety Council
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    Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    BREAKING: Please SHARE this information and follow our page if you would like more pertinent small business information, training, tips, and more.   SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program REOPENED. *All Eligible Small Businesses & Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic.* For more details please read below or click here --> https://bit.ly/37xUBZi "SBA’s EIDL ...read more
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    Monday, June 15, 2020
    Many employers in Florida have stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic to take care of their employees, adding hazard pay and sick leave and keeping the paychecks coming for as long as possible amid economic turmoil. Others, whether because they lacked the financial resources or just the resolve, not so much.  Read more here.
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    Monday, June 15, 2020
    The Navarre Chamber's "Ask Adam" is back!  Beginning Tuesday, June 16th, the Florida SBDC at UWF will begin their outreach hours with the Navarre Chamber each week through virtual consulting hours specifically for business owners in our area. Florida SBDC at UWF Associate Director Adam McCloskey will be available by email for impromptu meetings assisting with business challenges or opportunities. ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — June 10, 2020 — Nonprofits from throughout the area are feeling the squeeze as many are challenged to increase programs to meet growing needs, while working to keep those they serve safe. This growing demand is further exasperated by lack of funding as a result of cancelled fundraising events. Many are facing unanticipated needs for funding; so, in response the ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 09, 2020
    The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) has a unique opportunity. The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has received 15 million reusable cloth masks to aid in decreasing the spread of COVID-19. These masks are for distribution in your community or other communities in the state of Florida. You may request as many as your agency can distribute. We encourage you to share this ...read more
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    Saturday, June 06, 2020
    We loved finding useful Navarre Beach webcams during our trip to Navarre Beach.  We stayed on the sound side and we loved being able to check the surf from our rental house before we packed up our stuff for a day at the beach.CLICK HERE for complete list of Navarre Beach Webcams
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
    SENATE PASSES HOUSE PPP FLEXIBILITY ACT This week, the Senate cleared the House-passed Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010) by unanimous consent, sending the bill to President Donald Trump's signature. The bill contains a host of provisions that seek to ease loan forgiveness provisions while providing more time and flexibility for how recipients use these ...read more
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
        RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY   For Immediate Release         Contact: Tanya BrantonJune 5, 2020       Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.usEscambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla.– Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following ...read more
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
    June 5, 2020DOH-santa rosa offers drive-incovid-19 testing at clinics in milton and midway  Contact: Debbie Stilphen, PIOPIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov850-564-2275Milton, FL — Beginning Wednesday, June 10, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) will be offering drive-in COVID-19 testing at its clinic sites in Milton and Midway. Appointments and prescreening will not be ...read more
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
    As states begin to lift their stay-at-home orders, here's what your business needs to know about safely resuming operations.
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
    Do you want to learn how to secure your property before a disaster and recover afterwards? The topics below will help understand how to protect your homebase. 
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
    Florida ESF 18 Partners,Attached is the latest brief from the SERT Meteorology Team on Tropical Depression Cristobal. Please note, a Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Indian Pass (Gulf County) to Aripeka (Pasco/Hernando County Line). 2-4’ of storm surge is possible in these areas within the next 48 hours. 1-3’ of storm surge is possible outside of the watch area along the Gulf Coast, and Coastal ...read more
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    Thursday, June 04, 2020
    On Monday, Santa Rosa County re-submitted a request to expand the guest reservations allowed in vacation rentals to the Florida Governor. The request involved allowing visitors to come to Santa Rosa County based on what County they reside in, rather than the state as a whole. This will give more flexibility to visitors from banned states.    We are pleased to announce that the revised plan ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 03, 2020
             To Blue Wahoos fans,  It was wonderful being at the stadium Saturday evening for our first Movie & Fireworks Night. Thank you for coming. To see so many families, children, and Blue Wahoos fans having a great time at the ballpark, I could feel that Blue Wahoos community ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 03, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2020Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comState of Florida Announces Three New COVID-19 Testing Sites Through Partnership with PublixTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that an additional three COVID-19 testing sites across the state have been ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 03, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com  Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Thirty-Six Deaths Related to COVID-19~57,293 positive cases in Florida residents and 1,471 positive cases in non-Florida residents~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —The Florida Department of Health ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 03, 2020
      Governor Ron DeSantis Rolls Out Phase 2:Safe. Smart. Step-By-Step Plan  Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida's move into Phase 2 of his Safe. Smart. Step-By-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery. Phase 2 applies to all counties in Florida except Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties beginning Friday, June 5, 2020. Please find details ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 02, 2020
     BBB and DBPR Team up to Prepare Floridians for 2020 Hurricane SeasonPensacola, Fla. (June 2, 2020) – Hurricane season started on June 1st and runs until November 30th.  Better Business Bureau and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation are encouraging Floridians to prepare their homes and businesses for the 2020 hurricane season.  BBB and DBPR joined forces to provide a ...read more
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    Monday, June 01, 2020
      Hurricane Season 2020 starts today, runs through Nov. 30June 1 - Hurricane season officially begins today, but unofficially, it kicked off earlier with two named storms developing in the past two weeks. The season runs through the end of November and Santa Rosa County wants residents to be especially prepared this year.  "The first 72 is on you" has been the public safety message ...read more
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    Friday, May 29, 2020
    Happy Last Friday of May.  When I think that Monday starts the month that is the midway point of 2020, I’m still a bit shocked on just how much has occurred in what seems like a very short period time.    This may not pertain to many of you on this email list, so my apologizes in advance.  But for those who are in need of re-staffing in a hurry, the speed of getting the message out to potential ...read more
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    Friday, May 22, 2020
       May 2020 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 Street in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.Marine Advisory - June 2, 5:00 p.m.Tourist Development Council Board Meeting - June 4, 8:30 a.m.           Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger ...read more
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    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    For Immediate Release: 5/19/2020 Gretchen Carter Organized Occasions Concierge. LLC P: 850-396-1065 C: 817-797-0870 E: GCarter@Organized-Occasions.com   Grocery Delivery Service Reopens in Navarre Vacations Start Sooner with Organized Occasions Concierge   Navarre, FL:  Starting Saturday, May 23, 2020 families visiting Navarre will again be able to vacation without shopping for ...read more
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    Thursday, May 21, 2020
     Media Contact:Dianne Gross(850) 898-3486 News ReleaseMay 21, 2020For Immediate Release Florida SBDC Network Encourages Small Business Support Amid COVID-19Video challenge offers opportunity to support favorite businesses from home Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – The Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, encourages consumers to ...read more
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    Thursday, May 21, 2020
           JOINDONATERENEW  Dear American Legion Family Members and Friends, Memorial Day, for most of us, will be different this year. The meaning, however, does not change. I’m calling on The American Legion Family to encourage communities far and wide to pay tribute to our nation’s fallen heroes at dusk May 25, Memorial Day, by lighting candles of honor and placing them ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
              Small Business Updates    Governor's Full Phase 1 Reopening Plan  COVID-19 has left many wondering what businesses can still operate and to what capacity. To find out what business operations are allowed under the Governor's Full Phase 1 Reopening Plan which went effective as of Monday, May 18, click here.  Highlights include restaurants, retail ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    MILTON, FL, 5/20/2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has made it crystal clear just how much communities rely on their local hospitals and also how much we rely on you. During the past few weeks, we’ve felt an outpouring of support and we are grateful to everyone who has delivered a meal, sewn a facemask, left a card, a sign, or who has reached out to one of our caregivers and support team to say – thank ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    As businesses begin to reopen, it’s important to have a plan to do so safely. Florida’s Small Business Development Center has provided resources that follow CDC guidelines covering the health and safety of your returning workforce and customers, sick leave and supporting policies, remote and flexible workplace policies, and other measures.  Find more reopening tips and information here.
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    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
      Santa Rosa County vacation rental safety plan approved - Short-term rentals permitted to accept guests immediatelyTues., May 19, 12 p.m. - Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears has just approved short-term vacation rentals for Santa Rosa County in accordance with the letter of request and short-term rental safety plan submitted to the state on ...read more
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    Saturday, May 16, 2020
    Plan submitted to resume vacation rentals By Staff Reporters on May 16, 2020 If accepted, vacation rentals could start as early as Monday Santa Rosa County Administrator, Dan Schebler, submitted a plan to the State of Florida to reopen short term vacation rentals late Friday afternoon. The plan stated that if accepted, Santa Rosa vacation/short term rental units will begin taking reservations ...read more
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    Friday, May 15, 2020
        POWERED BY OUR SPONSORS      May 15, 2020     A Message from the Florida Chamber     Governor DeSantis continued making announcements yesterday as he leads Florida through the various phases and steps of relaunching Florida’s economy. And, based on ...read more
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    Friday, May 15, 2020
    All 67 counties may now begin re-opening as we continue to implement our #SafeSmartStepbyStep Plan for Florida’s Recovery. CLICK HERE for more details
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    Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    CONTACT: Scott Mauer, General Manager SpringHill Suites Navarre Beach 1-850-939-0010 smauer@peachtreehotelgroup.com SPRINGHILL SUITES NAVARRE BEACH CELEBRATES NATIONAL NURSES WEEK WITH DREAM VACATION GIVEAWAY Nominations being accepted May 6-12 with one nurse to be awarded four-day Navarre Beach dream vacation. NAVARRE, FL – May 6, 2020 – SpringHill Suites Navarre Beach will celebrate ...read more
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    Monday, May 11, 2020
    As our community begins the reopening and recovery efforts from the impacts of COVID-19, a myriad of local organizations are focused on providing data and guidance as we look at resetting our economy.  In this document you will find the initial work product from this working group.  Many of these recommendations and the supporting data in this plan are directly from Governor Ron DeSantis’ Phase ...read more
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    Monday, May 11, 2020
    Welcome Sam Yozviak to the PrimeLending Team! Sam will be working out of our Navarre, FL branch and brings over 16 years of professional experience in the mortgage business. We are thrilled to have him join our PrimeLending family and excited to watch all his success. Welcome to the team, Sam!!
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    Wednesday, May 06, 2020
     Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization and Advisory Committees to Meet VIRTUALLY in MayThe Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m., Wed., May 13, 2020. The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) will meet on Mon., May 10, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. The Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet at 3 p.m. on Tues., May 11, 2020. In ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 06, 2020
        THE FLORIDA SCORECARDCOVID-19 Data for Every County Now Available The Florida Chamber of Commerce is committed to uniting Florida's business community for good. A huge part of that commitment is keeping business leaders like you informed. TheFloridaScorecard.org, is the most important tool Floridians can use to understand what's impacting their economy today and as we plan for the ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 05, 2020
     COVID-19 Update #37 - Tues., May 5Updates are highlighted. Subscribe to receive this update via email.Updates are only sent when new information is available, not necessarily daily.See our full list of information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/covid19.Santa Rosa CountySanta Rosa County are following Executive Order 20-111 and Executive Order 20-112, which extend Executive Orders 20-87 (vacation rental ...read more
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    Sunday, May 03, 2020
    As Phase I of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Reopening of Florida’s Economy begins on Monday, May 4, the Florida Chamber Small Business Council has put together a video for small businesses getting ready to reopen. This video will help small businesses answer their questions. Thank you to the Florida Small Business Development Center Network and the SBDC at Florida International University ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Sunday, May 03, 2020
     Our fight to secure Florida's future is more important than ever, and that's why we're continuing to unite business for good as we all work to regain the economic footing of the world's 17th largest economy.  Special thanks to Governor DeSantis' General Counsel Joe Jacquot who led a question and answer session on a statewide webinar earlier this week on what reopening Florida's economy means for ...read more
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    Friday, May 01, 2020
    CLICK HERE for a copy of Rep Williamson's letter dated May 1, 2020..
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, May 01, 2020
        FLORIDA CHAMBER SMALL BUSINESS COUNCIL How Can I Reopen My Small Business?Business Continuity - Steps to Reopen & Plan for Future Business Success As Phase I of Governor Ron DeSantis' Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. reopening of Florida's Economy begins on Monday, May 4, the Florida Chamber Small Business Council has developed a short video for small businesses preparing to reopen. This video will ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Community, Education, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, May 01, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Please see the attached press release regarding Santa Rosa Medical Center Resuming Outpatient Surgeries and Elective Procedures starting Monday, May 4th, 2020.     Thank you,Magen Norwood, BSBA  |  Marketing Coordinator  |  Santa Rosa Medical Center 5992 Berryhill Road, Suite 300 |  Milton, FL 32570 | www.srmcfl.comOffice: 850.626.5370  |  Cell: 850.525.8965
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Community, Education
    Friday, May 01, 2020
      Santa Rosa BOCC Special Commission MeetingTues., May 5, 9 a.m. at Administrative Complex in Milton #     #     #
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    Friday, May 01, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com  Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Forty-Six Deaths Related to COVID-19~33,829 positive cases in Florida residents and 899 positive cases in non-Florida residents~   TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, May 01, 2020
        Download Document     It's a fact: people don't mind scrolling to read an email, as long as it's relevant and interesting. Make sure your message follows through on the promise in your subject line, and use several short paragraphs if you have a lot to say. When in doubt, challenge yourself to write less and add links that support your topic. 
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Human Interest, Political, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts
    Friday, May 01, 2020
    Gulf Islands News Release  Release Date:  ImmediateContacts:         Brent Everitt, Brent_Everitt@nps.gov, 850-934-2612  Gulf Islands National Seashore is Beginning to Increase Recreational Access to Areas of the ParkThe Naval Live Oaks, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa Areas have projected reopening dates.  Gulf Breeze, Fla. – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    The Florida Governor has extended Executive Order 20-87 regarding the Vacation rentals closure for the duration of Phase 1 Florida reopening. We do not have a date at this time as to when Executive Order 20-87 will be lifted. Please see attached, page 5, item D.   For Questions and/or More Details, Please Contact:   Nicole DeesTourist Information SpecialistSanta Rosa County Tourist Development ...read more
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    Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Governor Ron DeSantis announced Phase One of his Re-Open Florida Plan with an executive order.   Phase One goes into effect Monday, May 4th with the following restrictions:Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school yearRestaurants can provide outdoor dining with six foot spacing and up 25% indoor capacityRetail establishments can operate at 25% indoor capacityBars, gyms, and ...read more
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    Thursday, April 30, 2020
     COVID-19 test site at UWF for Escambia and Santa Rosa residents opens SaturdayAt the request of the governor’s office, the direction of the Florida Department of Emergency Management with the support of the Florida Department of Health, Escambia and Santa Rosa counties announced a new mobile testing site at the University of West Florida will open to the public Sat., May 2 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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    Saturday, April 25, 2020
       Representative Matt Gaetz U.S. Representative for the First District of Florida 1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515(202) 225-4136 Hello, Friends — As we begin making plans to reopen America, we must also learn more about — and address — the causes and origins of COVID-19. This week, Senator Martha McSally and I, along with dozens of our colleagues in the House and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Saturday, April 25, 2020
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WEAR) — The Re-Open Florida Task Force launched a public comment submission portal now open to all Floridians. The Governor’s office says public feedback will be a critical component of the Task Force’s final report to Governor DeSantis. They are encouraging all interested Floridians to submit their ideas regarding the safe re-opening of Florida’s economy.  The Task Force ...read more
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    Friday, April 24, 2020
    We are excited to announce that the President signed HR 266 into law this afternoon, Friday, April 24, 2020. This bill will provide $484 billion in emergency relief to help our communities recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Included in the bill is additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans, healthcare providers, and COVID-19 testing. We anticipate ...read more
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    Friday, April 24, 2020
    COVID-19 Update & Recovery Resources for Your Small Business   

    Dear Valued Client,  We are sorry about the hardships you and your business are suffering during this difficult time. Florida is home to more than 2.5 million small businesses. The contributions that you and ...read more

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    Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    Target Audience:This course is available to the whole community, including large and small business owners, state and local emergency managers, first-responders, financial institutions (i.e. banks), and partners who work to promote economic development and/or disaster response (e.g. voluntary, faith-based, or philanthropic).CLICK HERE for the flyer  The  National Center for Disaster Preparedness, ...read more
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    Saturday, April 18, 2020
        Representative Matt Gaetz U.S. Representative for the First District of Florida 1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515(202) 225-4136 Hello, Friends — This week, because of Americans’ diligence about social distancing, following the President’s coronavirus guidelines, and taking other precautions to keep safe, it looks as though the worst may be behind us. The ‘curve’ is ...read more
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    Friday, April 17, 2020
    Join Us Today from 8 am to Noon to Support #SaveSmallBusiness Initiative!Message/Notes:  edit   The US Chamber is launching the Save Small Business Initiative — a nationwide plan to address small business owners’ immediate needs, mitigate closures and job losses, and mobilize support for long-term recovery.  Learn more: https://www.uschamber.com/save-small-business Please help us ...read more
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    Friday, April 17, 2020
      Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Regular MeetingThurs., April 23, 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, onThurs., April 23 at 9 a.m. See the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. This meeting will be archived at that same ...read more
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    Friday, April 17, 2020
      We encourage you to reach out to our U.S. Senators and Representatives to urge quick approval of additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the CARES Act and SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.  As you likely know, the PPP and EIDL programs are not able to accept new applications at this time due to a depletion of funds. These financial assistance programs are ...read more
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    Friday, April 17, 2020
    White House Logo Opening Up America Again President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.CRITERIAPHASE ONEPHASE TWOPHASE THREEProposed Phased ...read more
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    Thursday, April 16, 2020
      Gulf Power Company Media Line: 561-694-4442 April 13, 2020   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Gulf Power shares tips to help customers take control of their energy use while at home --Simple changes and tools, like the online Energy Checkup, can help customers save   PENSACOLA, Fla. – During this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, Gulf Power understands that many customers are either working or ...read more
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    Thursday, April 16, 2020
    Green Thumb Nursery Online   The Navarre Garden Club announces its online store.  The store will offer the plants that are sold at the Green Thumb Nursery on Hwy 399, plus the various craft items made by the club’s talented craft ladies. To protect your health & ours, the store will offer curbside pickup the Saturday following your order, or contactless delivery to your front porch. Items ...read more
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    Sunday, April 12, 2020
     April 12, 2020   A Message from the Florida Chamber: COVID-19 UpdateIt’s Easter Sunday, and Easter 2020 will be unlike anyone alive today has ever experienced before, and hopefully ever will again. With humility and a thankful heart, on this holy day for many, I urge Floridians to pray that we heal the sick, comfort the heartbroken, give wisdom to our leaders and bless our front-line health care ...read more
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    Saturday, April 11, 2020
      Representative Matt Gaetz U.S. Representative for the First District of Florida 1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515(202) 225-4136 Hello, Friends — Government continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic at the federal, state, and local level. Social distancing and other measures Americans have been taking are beginning to show their effectiveness, which is good ...read more
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    Saturday, April 11, 2020
     April 11, 2020   A Message from the Florida Chamber: COVID-19 Update“When can we go back?” That’s beginning to be the question many of you are asking. The truth is, “going back” is proving very challenging in places all around the world. New York now has more positive cases of the coronavirus THAN ANY NATION ON EARTH. While the virus is still spreading here in America, we’re paying very close ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 08, 2020
     Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces New Mobile-Friendly Site to Apply for Reemployment Assistance Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced a new, mobile-friendly online application for Reemployment Assistance available at www.FloridaJobs.org/RAApplication.  “The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is committed to ensuring ...read more
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    Monday, April 06, 2020
    If you have a specific question about how your business is affected by the recent "Safer-At-Home" order, visit our partners at the Florida Chamber who have direct contact with the Governor's office.
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    Saturday, April 04, 2020
    CareerSource Escarosa, while remaining closed to the public, has drop boxes at both the Pensacola and Milton Career Centers where claimants can drop off their applications if they don’t want to mail them directly to the address DEO has on the form. We will collect and mail documents daily from those boxes. Instruction from DEO yesterday is there is no documentation needed other than this ...read more
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    Thursday, April 02, 2020
     COVID-19 Update #19 - Thur., Apr. 2EO-91 Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 EmergencySanta Rosa CountyImplementation and What this means for businesses, organizations and residents Santa Rosa County officials met this morning regarding executive order 20-91 signed by Governor Ron DeSantis yesterday afternoon which states that all persons in Florida shall limit their ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    Governor Desantis issued a statewide stay at home order earlier today.  The order will take effect Friday morning. The order limits non-essential movement of citizens and requires closure of non-essential businesses. Unlike the prior order issued by the Governor for some South Florida counties, this order reserves to the state the authority to determine what is considered essential. However, it ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    An important update on Universal Mask Protocols during this state of crisis. Please share with your readers/viewers. As always if any questions please reach out to me via email. I quite busy these days but I will get back to you.Thank you for all you do for the community.  Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital Move to Universal Masking Protocol  Fort Walton Beach, FL | ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
     Multiple topics in one email are a lot to take in, but we think this will be of interest to many businesses in our community.   -----------------------------   PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM Much anticipated guidelines for the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act were released by the SBA today. SBA provides that lenders may begin processing applications as soon as April 3. Important ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    *Important Update Regarding Financial Assistance* We are pleased to announce, the SBDC at UWF has launched the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program to assist businesses across our communities impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The grant program was made possible by an initial contribution of $250,000 from Gulf Power Company through its economic development ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Pensacola, Fla. (March 30, 2020) – The proposed federal stimulus package announced last week includes sending every American a check to offset lost income from the coronavirus crisis. Scammers wasted no time in taking advantage of this news! BBB is already getting reports on BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/ScamTracker) about government imposters calling about the checks. Watch out for these phony ...read more
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    Monday, March 30, 2020
     BBB® Resource Links       Your BBB has put together a resource document to include many services throughout the state should you need assistance during this COVID-19 pandemic.Our office is currently open during regular business hours for phone calls and emails and you can access the BBB website 24/7.As we all navigate these uncharted waters of this crisis, please know that we are here for you ...read more
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    Monday, March 30, 2020
    March 30, 2020DOH-santa rosa covid-19 call lineopen to the public County health department's line is open for residents with questions about COVID-19Contact: Debbie Stilphen, PIOPIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov850-564-2275Milton, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) has established a dedicated call line to respond to residents' questions and concerns about COVID-19 ...read more
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    Monday, March 30, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Emergency Management COVID-19 #16 - Mon., Mar. 30Updates are highlighted. Subscribe to receive this update via email. See our full list of information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/covid19.Santa Rosa CountyFind daily updated information on operations at Santa Rosa County offices as well as information for constitutional officers, municipalities and other ...read more
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    Sunday, March 29, 2020
     March 29, 2020   A Message from the Florida Chamber: COVID-19 UpdateGood morning. We’re just one day away from our statewide COVID-19 conference call with Governor Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Scott Rivkees. It’s taking place Monday, March 30th at 2 p.m. EST, and we’re almost at capacity. Please register now to hear the latest Florida specific details on COVID-19 and what Chamber members need ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Chamber, Economic
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
    Congress just approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses — and borrowers who maintain or restore their payrolls won’t have to pay back the loans.  Want to know how to apply? Check out the easy, step-by-step Small Business Coronavirus Emergency Loan Guide here:  CLICK HERE If you need help, please ask! Chanda Ryan, Executive Director Navarre Beach Area Chamber of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
     March 28, 2020   A Message from the Florida Chamber: COVID-19 UpdateGood morning fellow Floridians. First, if you haven’t registered for our statewide conference call with Governor Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Scott Rivkees on Monday, March 30 at 2 p.m. EST, please know that we’re almost at capacity so please register today. Governor DeSantis and General Rivkees will provide the latest ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Friday, March 27, 2020
        COVID-19 Call with Governor DeSantis-LAST CHANCE!   Dear Ellen, If you have not already registered, - and if you have, thank you, I wanted to give you one last chance to do so before we close registration. I don't have to tell you what a challenging time this is. You know how disruptive COVID-19 has been to our economy, the business community and our workforce. In talking to so many of you, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Community, Education
    Friday, March 27, 2020
              Proud Partner Of:         In response to the significant economic impacts from COVID-19 in Florida, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber is joining the efforts of our friends at the Greater Pensacola Chamber, Florida Restaurant & Lodging ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, March 27, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Emergency Management COVID-19 #15 - Fri., Mar. 27Updates are highlighted. Subscribe to receive this update via email. See our full list of information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/covid19.Santa Rosa CountyFind a list of major retailers such as Walmart, Target, Publix and Winn Dixie as well as other businesses that are hiring here.Find daily updated information on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Are you looking for work? WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND WE HAVE JOBS throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties! &##128521; Call Express Employment Professionals NOW at 850-494-1776 to speak with one of our recruiting specialists. NOW HIRING:One Hour Air Conditioning & HeatingBenjamin FranklinMister Sparky We are hiring HVAC technicians and installers, plumbers and electricians for both our ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    For Immediate ReleaseContact: Jon Potrzeba Director of Marketing United Way of West Florida 850-444-7042 (direct) 850-860-0713 (mobile) Email: jon.potrzeba@uwwf.org  UNITED WAY OF WEST FLORIDA RECEIVES $250,000 IN COVID-19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FROM GULF POWER FOUNDATIONPENSACOLA, Fla. – March 26, 2020 As communities around the world grapple with the lasting economic and health impacts of ...read more
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    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Chambers of Commerce in the two county area in conjunction with Senator Doug Broxson, Mayor Grover Robinson, Santa Rosa County Commission Board Chairman, Don Salter, and Escambia County Commission Board Chairman, Steven Barry are hosting a medical supply drive on Friday, April 3, 2020 from 8am-4pm.  We are asking individuals and businesses, such as construction companies, contractors, nail ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Health Care COVID-19 Update #5March 26, 2020   We have two presumptive positive patients in our care at Gulf Breeze Hospital and one presumptive positive patient in our care at Baptist hospital. We are following all CDC protocols to ensure the safety of our ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com  The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
        COVID-19 Call with Governor DeSantis-SPACE LIMITED!   I don't have to tell you what a challenging time this is. You know how disruptive COVID-19 has been to our economy, the business community and our workforce. In talking to so many of you, you've asked us to put a call together with Governor DeSantis so that's what we're doing. Please join me and fellow Chamber members for an important call ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Emergency Management COVID-19 update #13 - Wed., Mar. 25Updates are highlighted. Subscribe to receive this update via email.Santa Rosa CountyFind daily updated information on operations at Santa Rosa County offices as well as information for constitutional officers, the school board, municipalities and other agencies here.View community event cancellations and ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    This was emailed to all Navarre Chamber Members this morning . . . . . Here is a link to the Chamber’s Video Update that Monica & I did this morning.  We are sharing it with you (our members), posting it on our social and it is also available on the Chamber’s YouTube Channel.  IMPORTANT REMINDER:  If your business/organization has not made some sort of public recognition surrounding COVID-19 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
          Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will publicly post a prerecorded online webinar addressing questions arising under any of the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and the COVID-19 pandemic to its website www.eeoc.gov on Friday afternoon, March 27. No registration is ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
        March 24, 2020     A Message from the Florida Chamber: COVID-19 UpdateWith nearly 400,000 global cases of the coronavirus, will today finally be the day that Congressional lawmakers take action to secure America’s future? I am a fan of many of Winston Churchill’s quotes and the one that comes to mind when I think about the current action of many of our Congressional leader ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
     To better understand and measure the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s tourism industry, VISIT FLORIDA has created a data dashboard to track key economic indicators and trends, including:Hotel demandVacation rental bookingsAirline capacityWeb traffic relating to vacation planningThis one-of-a-kind VISIT FLORIDA dashboard will be constantly updated with the latest information and insight into the ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One New Death Related to COVID-19, 11 a.m. Update~1,330 positive cases in Florida Residents and 82 positive cases in non-Florida residents~  TALLAHASSEE — To keep Florida residents and ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Political, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Community, Education
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
      Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Regular MeetingThurs., Mar. 26, 9 a.m. at Administrative Complex in Milton     #     #     #
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    This Thursday, County commissioners will be considering repurposing the StRIVE Grant for small business to create a COVID-19 relief grant program for small business. CLICK HERE for more details
    Categories: Papers/Research, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Update 3/20/20:  The Santa Rosa County Tax Collector serves nearly a thousand customers per day. Stan Nichols takes his sworn obligation to provide service to the public as well as being committed to the health and safety of employees and customers seriously.  In order to protect customers and staff from the spread of COVID-19, as well as follow the CDC guidelines, some further precautions are ...read more
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    Saturday, March 21, 2020
       Representative Matt Gaetz U.S. Representative for the First District of Florida 1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515(202) 225-4136 Hello, Friends — This week, as we have adjusted to the new challenges presented by COVID-19, we have seen America unite to tackle this crisis. Together, Congress and President Trump are ensuring that sick Americans get the care they need, ...read more
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    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    This week, Senator Rick Scott released a letter to the editors of Florida papers outlining steps that families can take to keep themselves safe and healthy, and help curb the spread of the Coronavirus in the U.S. In the letter, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “The Coronavirus is a public health threat that is not going away anytime soon. Now is the time to get serious and take every ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
      Strategies to Help Your Business in the Wake of Social Distancing   The country recommended people stay in their homes; airlines are grounding flights, the state has implemented shutdowns on schools and entire industries.  Your customers are being told to only leave for necessities; your employees are working from home, and you’re looking around an expanse of open space in what used to be a ...read more
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One New Death Related to COVID-19, 11 a.m. Update~474 positive cases in Florida Residents and 46 positive cases in non-Florida residents~  TALLAHASSEE — To keep Florida residents and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Friday, March 20, 2020
        | MARCH 2020 |    An Unprecedented Time: Prepare, Don't Panic    Now, more than ever, it's imperative that we prepare as best we can but that we don't panic. One way to do that is to be sure you are accessing and sharing information from credible sources. Below you will find several sites with accurate information from state government, which your tax dollars help ...read more
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
    From: Chris Doolin > Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 12:33 PM To: Chris Doolin > Subject: Conference Call with President Trump and Small Business Owners   Please see the message below from the White House - small business conference call today at 3:45pm EST. Please distribute as appropriate. Leda ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Friday, March 20, 2020
       Santa Rosa County Emergency Management COVID-19 update #8 - Fri., Mar. 20Updates are highlighted. Note, this is a rapidly evolving event, for up-to-the-minute updates from organizations outside of the BOCC, visit their web sites.State of FloridaAs of Fri., Mar. 20, the governor of Florida issued Executive Order 20-71; key points include:Suspension of alcohol sales on the premises by ...read more
    Categories: Political, Press Release, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Chamber, Community
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    KEEPING NAVARRE STRONG - TOGETHER   Navarre Beach / Santa Rosa County Travel Update   COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES   Our community is facing very fluid and extraordinary times in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.    The Navarre Chamber Information Center at 1804 Prado Street (behind TC’s Front Porch) is closed to walk-in visitors, but we will continue to serve ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
     COVID-19 News Conference today (Thur., Mar. 19) at 1 p.m.The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners will host a news conference today at 1 p.m. along with the Department of Health, School District, City of Milton and City of Gulf Breeze. It will be streamed live here. The video will also be archived and the link will be made available in this afternoon's news release and posted to social ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    FEDERAL LOAN ASSISTANCE-The Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans are working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a result of the disaster.- These fixed ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    See the full conference online here.·  A state of local emergency has been declared in Santa Rosa County, which means the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners waives the procedures and formalities otherwise required of Santa Rosa County pertaining to:Performance of public work and taking whatever prudent action is necessary to insure the health, safety, and welfare of the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
                 Florida Legislature Takes Steps to Keep Florida's Momentum GoingLowers Cost of Living, Reduces Cost of Doing Business, Prepares for Future Growth, Protects Florida's Constitution and Prepares for Virus' Impact         As we work to grow ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2020Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com  The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com   The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Today (3/18) at 3:00 PM CST, Associate Director of the Florida SBDC at UWF, Dorian Zwierewicz, will host an online presentation available to business owners and public stakeholders regarding updates on the &##128073; Emergency Bridge Loan Program&##128072;, updates on the Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and Florida SBDC efforts to assist and process these loan programs.To join the informational ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Dear Chamber Member,   Our businesses and organizations are a huge blessing to our community.   In this season of crisis and fear, we must rise up and do what we can do. The Chamber is offering a FREE “Shop Local/Support Local” E-BLAST this Friday to all our Members! If you would like to get out a flyer about you; maybe listing specials, services, coupons, special hours, pickup/delivery, or ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    With the rapid dissemination of COVID-19 information this week, VISIT FLORIDA is committed to ensuring you remain as informed as possible as we assist in our state’s emergency response efforts.Beaches, Bars & Restaurants On March 17, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-68 to reduce density and crowds in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and beaches to mitigate the spread ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Community, Education
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    he Haas Center at the University of West Florida seeks to understand the types of travel and spending changes that have occurred during the COVID-19 outbreak in the US.Take the survey: http://uwf.edu/CoronavirusSurvey
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Community, Education
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
        March 18, 2020     Watch a message from Florida Chamber President and CEO Mark Wilson.   Please share this message with other business leaders, and encourage them to sign-up to receive their personal copy, and remember you can always get the latest updates from the Florida Chamber's COVID-19 Resource ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Chamber, Economic
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    TODAY (3/18) at 3:00 PM CST, Associate Director of the Florida SBDC at UWF Dorian Zwierewicz will host an online presentation available to business owners and public stakeholders regarding updates on the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, updates on the Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and Florida SBDC efforts to assist and process these loan programs. To join the informational meeting ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, 11 a.m. Update~289 positive cases in Florida Residents and 25 positive cases in non-Florida residents~  TALLAHASSEE —  To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    A public input form is available for input/comment on individual agenda items or to bring forward issues to be heard at public forum. The single meeting format (all business completed at regular meetings on Thursdays) will be continued through April. No decision has been made on the April Special Rezoning meeting.·  Veterans Services is no longer seeing walk-in clients. Clients may drop off ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
     BBB® Tuesday Tips       Don't Fall For Face Mask ScamsNOTE: BBB continues to monitor changes in the marketplace in reaction to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please go to BBB.org/coronavirus for the latest information.As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, BBB.org/ScamTracker has received numerous reports about scam websites claiming to sell face masks online. As you strive to keep yourself and loved ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
        March 17, 2020     A Message from the Florida Chamber: COVID-19 UpdateThese are undoubtably precedented times for all, but the Florida Chamber is uniting Florida’s business community for good. Your safety, and the health of your employees is essential.  We’re in constant contact with the Governor’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    To help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s business community, Governor Ron DeSantis has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. Please see below for more details. Governor Ron DeSantis Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
               COVID-19 & FSBDC Services Update  With the growing risk of COVID-19 transmission, we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our clients. Until further notice, we will have Virtual Only Consulting using tools such as Zoom or Google Hangouts, as well as phone and email. If you have an upcoming meeting with the Florida SBDC at UWF, a consultant will ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
        Media Contact:Dianne Gross(850) 898-3486  News ReleaseMarch 17, 2020For Immediate Release    Bridge Loan Program Activated to Help Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus    Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – Florida small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may now apply for short-term, interest-free loans through the Florida Small Business ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Don’t Fall For Face Mask Scams  Pensacola, Fla. (March 17, 2020) – As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, BBB.org/ScamTracker has received numerous reports about scam websites claiming to see face masks online. As you strive to keep yourself and loved ones healthy, be sure to watch out for phony e-commerce sites and other scams. Even better, save masks for the medical professionals who really need ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
      Dear Business Owner:I’m writing to let you know that Santa Rosa County has designated its Economic Development Office (EDO) to serve as a clearinghouse for information and resources available to local businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. Toward that end, we are launchingSantaRosaReady.com to provide one-stop access to the most up-to-date information about where to find the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Community, Education
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Emergency Management COVID-19 update #4 - Tues., Mar. 17Updates are highlighted.State of FloridaAs of Tues., Mar. 17, the governor of Florida issued Executive Order 20-68; key points include:Bars, pubs and nightclubs suspend sale of alcohol for 30 days effective at 5 p.m. today, Mar. 17.Visitors to public beaches limit gatherings to 10 or less and distance ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
           March 17, 2020 FDOE Press Office 850-245-0413DOEPressOffice@fldoe.org Florida Department of Education Announces Additional Guidance for the 2019-20 School Year~ All public and private K-12 schools are closed through April 15, 2020 ~ Tallahassee, Fla., March 17, 2020 – Today, the Department of Education and Commissioner Richard Corcoran are using executive authority to support the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Political, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Categories: Chamber, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.Ottley Smiles Dental Center850-939-0757  COVID-19 UPDATE: Our office will continue to operate barring any changes mandated by the state or government. We will be implementing the following precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and staff: - Please contact our office to reschedule an upcoming ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 16, 2020
         YOUR INPUT IS NEEDEDHow is the Coronavirus Impacting Florida Employers? As you know, for the last two weeks, it's been impossible to escape the daily breaking news of the coronavirus. The Florida Chamber of Commerce is committed to the safety and health of Florida employers and the millions of people that work for them. Our goal is to meet this challenge head-on by sharing best practices ...read more
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    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Following the recommendation of the CDC and State of Florida, all Navarre Chamber in-person committee meetings and events are currently postponed through the end of March.  Further updates will follow. #AskAdam - No Cost Business Consulting will not be held on Tuesdays for the rest of March.  Adam will be available via email at amccloskey@uwf.edu  Like your business, the Navarre Chamber is ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release, Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Santa Rosa County is cancelling all publicly-permitted events in county facilities with anticipated participation of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. This action is taken out of an abundance of caution to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable members of our community. This only applies to events that are permitted through the county and does not include schools, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Political, Press Release, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is following the CDC recommendation . . . . CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Sunday, March 15, 2020
    Our community is facing very fluid and extraordinary times in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.      The Navarre Chamber Information Center at 1804 Prado Street (behind TC’s Front Porch) will remain open, and we will continue to serve you. I am confident we will find innovative ways to encourage connections and business building in new and technological ways. We will continue to meet one on ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, March 13, 2020
              Governor DeSantis Activates Emergency Business Damage Assessment Survey for Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online at https://floridadisaster.biz/ ~     Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Papers/Research, Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article
    Friday, March 13, 2020
         YOUR INPUT IS NEEDEDHow is the Coronavirus Impacting Florida Employers? As you know, for the last two weeks, it's been impossible to escape the daily breaking news of the coronavirus. The Florida Chamber of Commerce is committed to the safety and health of Florida employers and the millions of people that work for them. Our goal is to meet this challenge head-on by sharing best practices ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Press Release, Economic, General News Article, Political
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    On behalf of Paradise Advertising Agency and at the direction of Julie White, Director of the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office; please see the attached COVID-19 Partner Action Plan. Please utilize and share these documents with all hospitality partners as needed.Social media is a wonderful tool that allows companies to communicate and build relationships with people. Because of this, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Economic, Fun Facts, General News Article, Papers/Research, Political, Chamber
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Who would have thought that on Friday the 13th, we would be discussing a worldwide pandemic?   For the past few days, new information has been coming available which is good but also very overwhelming.   There is a lot of information to weed through and very little time to do it.  First and foremost, the health and well-being of our community and visitors is paramount.  Beyond that, one of our ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Thursday, March 12, 2020
    The Navarre Chamber wants to make sure the business community has the correct information and resources needed to understand what is happening with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are working closely with our partners at the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office, and we will be updating you with plans as they are developed.  CLICK HERE to see an overview the most recent ...read more
    Categories: Political, Press Release, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Chamber, Community
    Thursday, March 12, 2020
     Dear Industry Partner,Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency in response to the rapidly evolving threat of COVID-19 in Florida. VISIT FLORIDA continues to work closely with the Governor and the Florida Department of Health (DOH) on new developments with COVID-19 as they pertain to the traveling public and Florida’s tourism industry. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    We want to remind everyone that the Navarre Beach Area Chamber is not a health official or government official.  Our goal is to share information that is accurate and unbiased in a timely manner. If you are sick or feel sick, please contact your healthcare provider and follow their instructions. For the most up-to-date information, please continue to review the following links:  The latest ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Please mark your calendar and make plans for you and/or another member of your staff to attend some of these upcoming meetings & events at The Navarre Chamber Information Center at 1804 Prado Street (behind TC's Front Porch) - unless otherwise specified:(Click on each event below for more details.)Thursday, March 12 at 4 pm "Special" Tourism Committee Meeting** All hospitality related businesses ...read more
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    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    PRESS RELEASECONTACT:  Chanda Ryan, 850.939.3267chanda.ryan@navarrechamber.com    March 5, 2020    Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce's Tunes By The Dunes Kicks Off Thursday, May 28 with Remedy BandWeekly Concert Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 13th Annual Free Summer Concert Series on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Saturday, February 29, 2020
                             Florida Department of Transportation/Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise   RON DESANTIS GOVERNORTurkey Lake Service Plaza | Mile Post 263 |Bldg. #5315P.O. Box 613069, Ocoee, Florida 34761KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 29, 2020Contact: Ian Satter or Ivette ...read more
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    Friday, February 28, 2020
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    Friday, February 28, 2020
    CLICK HERE for more details about The Navarre AnchorCLICK HERE for more details on Private Office and Conference Room Rentals
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    Thursday, February 27, 2020
        | FEBRUARY 2020 |    The UWF Argos Invade the Capitol    Last week Representative Williamson welcomed the University of West Florida Argonauts, the 2019 National Division 2 Football Champions to the Capitol. Before the team's arrival, he filed CR8029 (University of West Florida Football Team) ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
         Upcoming Local Business Workshops     March | 2020     SBDC@UWFFollow the link to to our home page.     Workshops are in the following Greater Areas:  PensacolaFort Walton BeachPanama City     Upcoming Events!Starting a ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    -Policies focus on the many benefits of being tobacco free in the workplace and the dangers of secondhand smoke- Contact: Debbie Stilphen, PIO PIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov 850-983-5200, ext. 2275 Milton, FL – Tobacco free business, a growing trend throughout the state and country, is making its way to Santa Rosa County. To date, 28 local businesses in Santa Rosa County have implemented tobacco free ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Thursday, February 13, 2020
    Upcoming Local Business Workshops     February | 2020     SBDC@UWFFollow the link to to our home page.     Workshops are in the following Greater Areas:  PensacolaFort Walton BeachPanama City     Upcoming Events!Starting a BusinessPensacolaMiltonFt. WaltonThe Profitable Marketing SystemPensacolaYour Business, Your Story: Branding & ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    All Chamber Members and/or representatives from your business/organization are invited to be part of the following events and meetings: Thursday, February 13 at 4 pm:  Tourism Committee Meeting Friday, February 14:  Happy Valentine's Day - #ShopNavarreFirst Saturday, February 15 at 1 pm:  Navarre Chamber Float in the Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade -  We would love for you to be part of our ...read more
    Categories: Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    The Navarre Chamber's Non-Profit Committee is currently creating a database of all non-profits located in and/or providing services to South Santa Rosa County, and we need your help!Please take a few minutes to complete the information below for your Non-Profit, and we ask that you forward this email to any non-profits that also need to be added to the database.  This information will be used to ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 26, 2019
    BBB Alert: Online Retailers Fail to Deliver Funko-Branded Toys and Cellphone Cases to Consumers NationwidePensacola, Fla. (November 26, 2019) – Three Arlington, TX-based online retailers owned by the same corporation have consumers across 40 states (including Northwest Florida) wondering when their purchases will arrive. Within the past year, BBB has received a combined 303 complaints and ...read more
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    Monday, November 25, 2019
    You are invited to pick an Angel off the Navarre Chamber's Angel Tree and provide a new bicycle and helmet to a needy child in the Navarre area at Christmas. The Chamber will be collecting the bikes until Friday, December 6th and donating them to Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County. Angels are now available for adoption at the Navarre Chamber Office at 1804 Prado Street (behind TC's ...read more
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    Monday, November 18, 2019
        CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT SET TO BEGIN  The Florida Department of Transportation will begin safety and operational improvements the week of Dec. 2, 2019 on approximately seven miles of U.S. 90 (State Road 10), between Dean Drive and west of Stewart Street, in Santa Rosa County. Improvements include new turn lanes, median openings and ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    Fort Walton Beach, FL - 8/5/2019 – Fort Walton Beach Medical Center will expand access to emergency care in Santa Rosa County with the opening of a freestanding emergency department. The new free-standing ER will be located at 8600 Navarre Parkway near the foot of the Navarre Beach bridge. Construction is expected to early 2020.   The new, 24/7 full service freestanding ER will feature 11 ...read more
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