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    Monday, August 02, 2021
     COVID-19 Update #68 - Mon., Aug. 2Updates 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 CountySanta Rosa County is seeing a rapid uptick of cases. As of the report released by the Florida Department of Health on Fri., July 30, there were 772 positive ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Economic, Political
    Friday, July 30, 2021
    Our team is putting the final touches on our report of the initial survey results! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow to share Navarre's future with you!Here are the full details for the meeting:Saturday, July 31st1PM - 3PMSt. Sylvester Church6464 Gulf Breeze ParkwayGulf Breeze, FL 32563   I look forward to seeing you there! Don't forget to follow us below to see the latest ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 30, 2021
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 30, 2021) – Baptist Health Care will offer the following online support groups in August to help enhance quality of life throughout the Pensacola community. More information is available by calling the phone number provided for each meeting.  Weight-Loss Surgery Support GroupTuesday, Aug. 10, noon to 1 p.m.Register in advance for this online meeting by calling ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 30, 2021
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 30, 2021) – Baptist Health Care is committed to improving the quality of life for the northwest Florida community it serves. The following free wellness education seminars will be offered in August. All seminars will be presented via Zoom video conferencing. Registration is required. To register, visit eBaptistHealthCare.org/events. For more information, call ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Friday, July 30, 2021
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY           For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Tanya Branton     July 30, 2021tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us        (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599   Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory  Chipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, July 30, 2021
    You don't want to miss this.    July 29-August 4, 2021    News | Business | Sports | Community | ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, July 30, 2021
    News announcement from Volunteer Florida Email not displaying correctly?View it in your browser.      Media Contact: Kim Hawkes, (850) 556-9799, kim@volunteerflorida.org Volunteer Florida Announces Half a Million Dollars in Available Funding for Florida NonprofitsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Monday, June 28th, Volunteer Florida announced the availability of up to $568,000 in grant funding to assist ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Friday, July 30, 2021
    BILL PULLUM'S FAMILY FUNERAL PROCESSION:Monday, August 2 at 9 amBeginning at Navarre United Methodist Church (9474 Navarre Parkway)Ending at Barrancas at Pensacola Naval Air StationWe invite the Navarre Community to join us as we line Highway 98 (from Navarre United Methodist Church throughout Navarre/Gulf Breeze) to say a final farewell to Bill as he takes "one last drive" through Navarre.​BILL ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Friday, July 30, 2021
    The disaster declaration was declared by the SBA on July 21. The declaration covers Santa Rosa, Escambia and Okaloosa counties in Florida; and Escambia, Tuscaloosa, Baldwin, Bibb, Conecuh, Covington, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Monroe, Pickens and Walker counties in Alabama.   To assist businesses and residents affected by the disaster, the SBA has opened a virtual Disaster Loan Outreach ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 30, 2021
        Media ContactsDianne Gross(850) 898-3486Dianne.Gross@FloridaSBDC.org  Megan Sweat(850) 521-5400msweat@flchamber.com Nicole Gislason(850) 439-5400Nicole@uwf.edu  Victoria Langley Heller(850) 321-6460vheller@careersourceflorida.com    News ReleaseJuly 29, 2021For Immediate ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 30, 2021
    Join Us for the 2021 Florida Chamber Annual Meeting & Future of Florida Forum!    ALIGNING THE SOLUTIONS THAT WILL SECURE FLORIDA'S FUTURE    Florida is open for business, and by uniting the Florida business community for good, we can move Florida from the 15th to the 10th largest economy in the world by 2030... now ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Friday, July 30, 2021
    Contact Information:                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 28th, 2021Jason MontgomeryPH:  (850) 939-2427Email:  jmontgomery@hnws-fl.com  HNWS Wraps Up 2021 Internship Program and Recognizes Operator Certification  Navarre, FL, July 28, 2021 – The focus of July’s employee recognition program was our 2021 internship program participants.  Pictured above are Noah Cruz ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 30, 2021
     August Events in Santa Rosa CountyTunes by the Dunes Summer Concert Series 8649 Gulf Blvd. in Navarre. Tunes by the Dunes is a free summer concert series held every Thursday evening in the summer months. Enjoy a relaxing evening at the Sand Crab Pavilion for live local music and food vendors. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own beach blankets and lawn ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 30, 2021
             Florida Workforce Needs Study    Pensacola Metro Skills Report  Education/Curation/Library Services, Healthcare, Business/Finance, and IT/Math are four of the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA's in-demand career areas facing significant skills ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 30, 2021
        | JULY 2021 |         THE IMPACT OF FLORIDA'SWILDLIFE CORRIDOR    Earlier this month Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 976: The Florida Wildlife Corridor Act, which designates the Florida Wildlife Corridor as an existing physical, geographically defined ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Political
    Wednesday, July 28, 2021
    For immediate release: July 28, 2021 - 12 p.m.Santa Rosa County District Revises COVID Guidelines for 21-22 School Year After careful consideration and collaboration with the public health officials Santa Rosa County School District officials have revised the COVID guidelines for the 21-22 school year. Student health and safety continues to be a top priority for Santa Rosa County District ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    BBB® Tuesday Tips These Marketing Services  Make Empty Promises If you own a small business, watch out for scammy marketing services. BBB Scam Tracker has received numerous reports of phony services tricking small business owners into signing monthly contracts. But these con artists fail to deliver what they’ve promised.  How the Scam Works You get a cold call, email, or a social media ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, July 27, 2021
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Health Care COVID-19 Update #43 – Hospitalizations continue to increase  July 27, 2021  The number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 at Baptist Health Care hospitals continues to increase. From July 1, 2021, to the date of this release, Baptist Health Care has ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Tuesday, July 27, 2021
       Sent on behalf of Florida Humanities:  CONTACT:Patricia PutmanFlorida Humanities pputman@flahum.org727-873-2004  Florida Humanities Announces New Emergency Relief Grants for Humanities Organizations Affected by COVID-19 PandemicFlorida Humanities offers up to $2 million in grant funding for general operating support.ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Florida Humanities has announced the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    News Release         For Immediate ReleaseJuly 19, 2021Contact: Tanya Branton(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 | tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us    Nighttime lane restrictions on Pensacola Bay Bridge Continue    Chipley, Fla. – The Pensacola Bay Bridge will be reduced to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Col. Frederick “Trey” Coleman accepts the 505th Command and Control Wing guidon from Maj. Gen. Case Cunningham, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, during a change of command ceremony July 16, 2021 at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The 505th CCW is the U.S Air Force’s only wing dedicated to operational-level command and control. The wing is dedicated to taking testing, tactics, and training to the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    For Immediate ReleaseJuly 20, 2021  Contact: Jackalyn Kovacjackalyn_kovac@srmcfl.com  Back-To-School Checkups are the Cornerstone of a Healthy School Year  MILTON, Fla.– With homeschooling and hybrid learning disrupting classroom learning for the past 18 months, it's easy to forget what preparing for a “normal” school year might look like. In addition to buying new clothes and stocking your ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    Richard Hammett, President, HCA Healthcare North Florida Division:“After serving more than 40 years in healthcare, Mitch Mongell, CEO at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, has announced his retirement effective later this year. He and the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center team have been very successful at growing the hospital’s capacity to care for the Northwest Florida community. We are grateful ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT:Diane/JamieFlorida SBDC at UWF9999 University Pkwy, Pensacola850-474-2528850-474-2577 (fax)sbdc@uwf.edu (e-mail)www.sbdc.uwf.edu   Florida SBDC at UWF Presents “Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools” – Online Webinar  PENSACOLA, FL — July 20, 2021 — Learn how to sell your products online! Join us August 18 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. We will walk through listing your ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, July 19, 2021
    Join us on July 22nd at our Santa Rosa County Stuff the Bus locations:Dillon Administrative Offices (main site) 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.Holley-Navarre Intermediate School 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.Gulf Breeze High School 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.*Please note: Stuff the Bus will not be held at traditional Walmart locations this year.MORE DETAILS ABOUT STUFF THE BUS BELOW . . . . . . . ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Monday, July 19, 2021
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL  32428-0607KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY    For Immediate ReleaseJuly 19, 2021Contact: Tanya Branton(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 | tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us   Nighttime lane restrictions on Pensacola Bay Bridge ContinueChipley, Fla. – The Pensacola Bay Bridge will be reduced to one lane in each ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, July 16, 2021
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY           For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Tanya Branton     July 16, 2021tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us        (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599   Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory  Chipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, July 16, 2021
              Photo by Chris Archangel, Santa Rosa County District Schools    Santa Rosa County District Schools holds ribbon-cutting for new East Bay K-8      Santa Rosa County District Schools hosted a ribbon-cutting for the East Bay K-8 school on Fri., July 16 at 2535 Elkhart Dr. in Navarre. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, July 16, 2021
    You don't want to miss this.    July 15-21, 2021    News | Business | Sports | Community | Beach          View the latest editions of HBTS News and Navarre Beach ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, Education, Press Release
    Friday, July 09, 2021
     Bridge closure reminder  Road closed at Hamilton Bridge Road and Pond Creek for bridge replacement beginning July 12 Hamilton Bridge Road will be closed at Pond Creek beginning Monday, July 12 for bridge replacement. The project is estimated to take 90 days, weather permitting. Motorists are ask to pay attention to detour signs and seek an alternate route. Use caution when approaching the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 09, 2021
    You don't want to miss this.    July 8-14, 2021    News | Business | Sports | Community | Beach          View the latest editions of HBTS News and Navarre Beach ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, July 09, 2021
      Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Regular MeetingTues., Jul. 13, 4:30 p.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 Tues., Jul. 13 at 4:30 p.m. See the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. This meeting will be streamed live and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Friday, July 09, 2021
    HNWS hosted a “Bring Your Child to Work Day” on 06/25/2021.  Please see the attached news release.  Thank you,  Jason MontgomeryExecutive Assistant     Holley-Navarre Water System, Inc.8574 Turkey Bluff RoadNavarre, FL 32566850-939-2427 Ext. 237
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Friday, July 09, 2021
      Santa Rosa County Animal Services offers a free community cat spay/neuter program   Santa Rosa County Animal Services has received a $15,000 grant from Petco to purchase medical equipment for the new surgery suite and to spay/neuter 200 community cats! Beginning Mon., July 12, citizens can register up to three community cats for this program. Citizens must be a Santa Rosa ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Friday, July 09, 2021
      Western portion of White Road to close July 14-30  In order to construct the turn lanes required for a new subdivision on White Road in Pace, the contractor will be closing the western portion of White Road, from W. Spencer Field Road to Attaway Drive, July 14-30, weather permitting. Residents are asked to use the marked detours and use caution when approaching the area. Find a larger ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, July 09, 2021
    News Release         For Immediate ReleaseJuly 9, 2021Contact: Tanya Branton(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 | tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us    Nighttime lane restrictions on Pensacola Bay Bridge     Chipley, Fla. – The Pensacola Bay Bridge will be reduced to one lane in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, July 09, 2021
    Traditional architecture and beautiful interiors surrounded by a natural landscape buffer and shaped by a rolling creek boundary along the rear property line make this executive home remarkable. Set on a large and private corner lot, situated in a desirable Crestview community with lighting, sidewalks, park benches, children's park and community pool; conveniently located nearby area schools and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Thursday, July 08, 2021
     Tourist Development Office opens Capital Project Funding CycleCycle runs Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, 2021 Capital projects are a major driver of tourism to the area for both locals and visitors, benefiting both Santa Rosa County and the project owners. The goal of the Capital Project Funding Program is to create a sense of place and deliver a unique experience that enhances tourism visitation, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    Make a splash &##128166; in this newly listed pool home! CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, July 02, 2021
                   Santa Rosa County District Schools Board Meeting to be held July 8, 9 a.m. at WBMS     The Santa Rosa County District Schools Board will meet Thurs., July 8 at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria of Woodlawn Beach Middle School, 1500 Woodlawn Way in Gulf Breeze. The agenda is available online. All meetings are live-streamed and archived for later viewing. Email comments to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
    Private Sector Partners:FEMA will host a 30-minute webinar July 27, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., to discuss and answer questions on the newly released Incident Complexity Guide: Planning, Preparedness and Training, which supports the National Incident Management System (NIMS) doctrine by establishing guidance to support the incident management and emergency management community. See more below. For your ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
    VISIT FLORIDA Tropical Storm Elsa UpdateVISIT FLORIDA is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa and will share any pertinent information with you via email as the situation unfolds. Visitors to the state should continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Elsa over the next several days.For the latest information regarding Tropical Storm Elsa, please refer to the National Hurricane Center ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Friday, July 02, 2021
    Does your organization have an employee or volunteer who would make it nearly impossible to complete essential work if they didn’t show up? You may be an expert at your job, but you may also need to know what your co-workers do or have been doing if they’re suddenly unable to work.Vital team members might need to take a step back if flooding affects their home. During a pandemic, you might be ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
            Because of some exciting recent staff events and the 4th of July coming up, we've extended the EntreCon® Early Bird sale through Friday, July 2 ($100 savings)!  Watch the short video below to learn more.  Let's RESET together on Nov. 17 and 18 at this year's Business, Leadership and Entrepreneurship ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
      Donate to the treatment of 10 heartworm positive dogs at the animal shelter   Santa Rosa County Animal Services has 15 heartworm positive dogs in their care, with five finishing up treatment and 10 more in need of medication. Heartworm disease is very common in our area, as it is spread by mosquitoes. Fortunately, it is completely preventable ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
      Coldwell Banker Around the World: June 2021If you’re looking for a place… a special place… Imagine an oasis in the desert. Imagine looking from your feet to the sky, gazing upon an architectural marvel and knowing it’s the tallest building in the world. Imagine a coastline where you can sit and daydream, or swim, or kayak, or participate in so many other water activities. Imagine a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Health Care Offers Wellness Education Seminars in July  PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 1, 2021) – Baptist Health Care is committed to improving the quality of life for the northwest Florida community it serves. The following free wellness education seminars will be offered ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
    It gives me great pleasure to announce that we have reached 2,500 responses to our survey!    This far exceeds our original goal of 1,500-2,000 responses. It also means that we are well on track to release an initial report of the findings a month from now. Accordingly, we have set a deadline of July 15th at midnight as the last day to participate if you would like to be included in the initial ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
                    Quarterly sales and use tax returns for the April through June 2021 reporting period are due on or before Tuesday, July 20, 2021. You must file a tax return even if you do not owe tax.  If you file a paper return, your return and payment must be ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
      Celebrate Independence Day the Floridian way with these wildlife-friendly tips from FWC The Fourth of July in Florida means heading to the beach or taking the boat out for fun in the sun. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding Florida residents and visitors to keep an eye out for wildlife as they enjoy the state’s beautiful outdoors this ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
         July Events at Your Santa Rosa County LibraryIndependence Day Closure All libraries will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.  Preschool Storytime Online & Toddler Time Online Through July 31 New Storytime and Toddler Time videos will be posted each Monday to their respective pages on the library ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
         NABOR Membership LuncheonWednesday, July 14th The Club at Hidden Creek  Check - in commences at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is served at 11: 45 a.m. Program starts at noon Menu:  Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Cesar Salad with shredded parmesan cheese and home baked croutons Rolls ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
     Florida Highway Beautification Grant Workshop  Chipley, Fla. –The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a Florida Highway Beautification (FHB) Grant Program workshop for local governments and community development organizations beginning 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at the FDOT Ponce De Leon Operations Center, 1723 Sunrise Circle, Ponce De Leon, Florida.  The FHB Grant ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
             FDOT District Three | Highway 90 East, Chipley , FL 32428-0607     
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL  32428-0607KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY    For Immediate ReleaseJune 30, 2021Contact: Tanya Branton(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 | tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us     Virtual Construction Project Update for U.S. 98 Widening Project in Santa Rosa County  Chipley, Fla.– The Florida Department of ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, July 02, 2021
     Fourth of July fireworks safety and holiday closures   Stay safe! For those celebrating at home, Santa Rosa County Emergency Management urges the use of caution. Each Fourth of July, fireworks account for an average of 19,000 reported fires. In addition, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks according to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, July 02, 2021
    Small businesses encouraged to make preparations.    Media ContactDianne GrossFlorida SBDC Network Headquarters(850) 898-3486Dianne.Gross@FloridaSBDC.org  News ReleaseJuly 2, 2021For Immediate Release    Florida SBDC Network urges preparation ahead of Hurricane ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Press Release
    Monday, June 21, 2021
    The U.S. economy reported its worst quarterly decline in modern history during the COVID-19 pandemic, with gross domestic product shrinking at an annual rate of 31.4% in the second quarter. The economy bounced back in the third quarter, but efforts to contain the virus's spread throughout 2020 still resulted in a 3.5% annual economic contraction in the United States. Arriving on the heels of a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Thursday, June 17, 2021
      Tropical system may bring heavy rains to area   June 17, 11:30 a.m. - A tropical system may bring heavy rains to the area according to the latest update from US National Weather Service in Mobile. Heavy rainfall and localized flash flooding, particularly of low lying and urban areas, is possible beginning Friday night through Sunday along with a low-end tornado ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Thursday, June 17, 2021
    Delicious, fresh, organic blueberries available in one pound bags at the NABOR office. Suggested donation is $10 per bag. ALL proceeds benefit Healing Paws for Warriors, Inc.Call or message to reserve your bag of tasty, healthful goodness....we always sell out!    
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, June 17, 2021
    The attached press release was issued to the media today reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations in Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties in Florida that July 12 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans due to Hurricane Sally, high winds, excessive rain, and flooding ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
    Wednesday, June 16, 2021
     Santa Rosa County Animal Services to close Fri., June 18 and Sat., June 19 for maintenance The Santa Rosa County Animal Services building, located at 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton, will be closed to the public for maintenance on Fri., June 18 and Sat., June 19. Animal shelter staff will still be available by phone on Fri., June 18. Phone calls will not be taken Sat., June ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 15, 2021
     BBB® Tuesday Tips       Scammers Are Sending Survey RequestsDid you receive a text with a survey about your vaccine? It’s one of those scams that just keeps reappearing… each time with a new twist. This time, the phony survey claims to be from a pharmaceutical company with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. How the Scam Works:You receive an email or text message that claims to be from ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    220 hospitals recognized for joint replacementHealthgrades recently published its Specialty Excellence Awards, recognizing several facilities for top-line care. Healthgrades analyzed hospital performance based on patient outcomes, accounting for risk factors including age, gender and medical condition. Click here for more details on the methodology. Here are the 220 facilities recognized for ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
    Tuesday, June 15, 2021
                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              Baptist Health Care Foundation Awards ScholarshipsPensacola, Fla. (June 14, 2021) – Thirty-seven scholarships have been awarded to Baptist Health Care team members and family dependents who are continuing to further their educational goals.  Thirty-two of the recipients ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    The Santa Rosa County School Board will meet Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the school district offices located at 5086 Canal Street in Milton. The agenda is available online. Seating is limited based on social distancing. All meetings are livestreamed and archived for later viewing.The public may email comments to DOC@santarosa.k12.fl.us; place “Public Comment” in the subject line of the email ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, June 14, 2021
     For Immediate ReleaseJune 14, 2021    Contact: Jackalyn Kovacjackalyn_kovac@srmcfl.com   Five Tips for Managing Spring Allergies  MILTON, Fla., - The onset of spring in Northwest Florida brings sunshine, storms and longer days. While many people dread this season for the sinus pressure, headaches, itchy eyes and respiratory problems it brings, a Santa Rosa Medical Group physician says ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Monday, June 14, 2021
        View in Browser        Dear Cox Business Customer, With hurricane season here, we want to ensure your business is prepared for severe weather conditions. Cox Business maintains a Business Continuity Plan to prepare for emergency situations. We know how important your safety and communication services are before, during and after a storm.​​​​​   Watch this quick video for helpful ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, Education, Press Release
    Monday, June 14, 2021
    Enroll in a New Disaster Economic Recovery Course Today!Having trouble viewing this email? View as Webpage.           On-Demand Online Training                    June 15, 2021 FEMA PER-385 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, Education, Press Release
    Saturday, June 12, 2021
    Santa Rosa County BOCC Draft Budget Workshop Tues. Jun. 15, 9 a.m. at Administrative Complex in Milton The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners will hold a draft  budget workshop  in the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton,  on Tues., Jun. 15 at 9 a.m. Please see the agenda and backup supporting documents . This meeting will also be streamed live and archived online ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Political
    Friday, June 11, 2021
    The new measure prevents local governments from increasing impact fees on builders and developers more than once every four years and limits the increases to 50 percent.
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Papers/Research, Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article
    Thursday, June 10, 2021
    Community & Economic Development Quarterly NewsletterJune 2021         A Note from Sandy Sims         Welcome to the summer edition of our Community & Economic Development Newsletter.Hello! As I write this, we are jumping headfirst into summertime and everything ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Saturday, June 05, 2021
      SHARE:  Join Our Email List Friday, June 4, 2021 MEMBER LOGIN | EVENTS CALENDAR |ADVERTISE WITH USPLEASE RSVP NOW FOR LUNCH!JULY 4TH SPONSORSHIPS NOW AVAILABLEINTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT INVESTING IN THE CHAMBER?CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!  Florida's Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday is May 28 through June 6!Friday May 28, 2021 - Sunday Jun 6, 2021... read more-Grand Opening of Gulf Breeze ...read more
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    Saturday, June 05, 2021
     YMCA of Northwest FloridaJune 2021 Your membership is what you do for yourself. Your donation is what you do for someone else. GIVE to the Y's Annual Campaign TODAY!  From the Director's Desk:Vaccine Event on June 8 You may have heard of Christmas in July, but how about Homecoming in June? We’re planning Homecoming for our member alumni on Tuesday, June 8, at the Bear Levin Studer Y – complete ...read more
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    Saturday, June 05, 2021
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee StreetTallahassee, FL  32399-0450KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseJune 5, 2021Contact: Ian Satterian.satter@dot.state.fl.us Garcon Point Bridge Toll Suspension Further Extended  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Pursuant to Executive Orders 20-224, 20-248 and the extension of those orders in Executive ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Friday, June 04, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 04, 2021  Contact Information: Jason Montgomery PH:  (850) 939-2427 Email:  jmontgomery@hnws-fl.com ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________________________________________________________________  Holley-Navarre Water System Appoints Two New Board Members  Navarre, FL, June 04, 2021 – Holley-Navarre Water System, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, June 04, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT:Diane/JamieFlorida SBDC at UWF9999 University Pkwy, Pensacola850-474-2528850-474-2577 (fax)sbdc@uwf.edu (e-mail)www.sbdc.uwf.edu   Florida SBDC at UWF Presents “How Branding Builds Better Businesses” – Online Webinar  PENSACOLA, FL — June 4, 2021 Have you ever considered how your business is portrayed to customers and the general-public? How you display, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, June 03, 2021
    Navarre, FL — On Sunday, June 6th from 2-4pm the Preserve Navarre Nonprofit will host a panel discussion of local city experts. The purpose of this panel is to explore various benefits and costs associated with city governance. Currently the area of Navarre is not recognized as a town or city, and its only municipal government is Santa Rosa County. Exploring the experience of other ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Wednesday, June 02, 2021
    U.S. Chamber Launches Nationwide Initiative to Address National Worker Shortage Crisis and Help America’s Employers Fill Jobs  CLICK HERE
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Wednesday, June 02, 2021
    For Immediate Release:  June 2, 2021                                                                                                                Contact: Cathy Purdon  850-983-5043Santa Rosa County, FL                                                                                                                                                    purdonc@santarosa.k12.fl.us    Announcing 2021 ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 02, 2021
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    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, June 02, 2021
     SRCAS request for media support   The Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter is currently at full capacity with over 300 animals receiving care. While the recent addition of a foster care program has been a large relief, the shelter’s space and resources are limited. Providing care for the growing numbers of dogs and cats is becoming increasingly difficult. The ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Wednesday, June 02, 2021
    Leadership buy-in is of paramount importance. Here’s how to get started creating your first employee resource group.
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 01, 2021
     BBB® Tuesday Tips       5 Essential Ways To Safeguard Your Business Against Cybersecurity ThreatsCyber crime is on the rise, and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has left businesses more vulnerable than ever. In the first nine months of 2020, hackers exposed 36 billion records through methods such as phishing and malware.A big reason businesses don’t prioritize cybersecurity is that many ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, May 28, 2021
        | MAY 2021 |               GOVERNOR DESANTIS SIGNS 2021 TAX PACKAGE INTO LAW    On May 21, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law HB7061, Florida’s Tax Cut Package, at the Home Depot on Davis Highway in Pensacola. From sales ...read more
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    Friday, May 28, 2021
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL  32399-0450KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseMay 28, 2021Contact: Ian Satterian.satter@dot.state.fl.us FDOT Re-Opens the Pensacola Bay Bridge  PENSACOLA, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has re-opened the Pensacola Bay Bridge, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, May 28, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 27, 2021  Contact Information:Jason MontgomeryPH:  (850) 939-2427 Ext. 237Email:  jmontgomery@hnws-fl.com ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________________________________________  MOST RECENT FDEP INSPECTION CONFIRMS HNWS OPERATING FULLY WITHIN PERMIT LIMITSCLICK HERE FOR A PDF    Navarre, FL, May 27, 2021 – Holley-Navarre Water System ...read more
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    Friday, May 28, 2021
    News Release         For Immediate ReleaseMay 28, 2021Contact: ian.satter@dot.state.fl.us    News Release: FDOT Re-Opens the Pensacola Bay Bridge     PENSACOLA, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has re-opened the Pensacola Bay Bridge, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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    Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    Chiropractor, Dr. Paul Britt has obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.  Dr. Britt participated in an intensive post-graduate program dedicated to training chiropractors to work with athletes. Dr. Britt’s CCSP training will aid him in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries by ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    1.8M Florida adults don't have a diploma. 4M struggle to read or do basic math. Florida Department of Education Chancellor Henry Mack doesn’t like “crisis narratives,” but he says the state’s adult education system lags dangerously behind.
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    View this email in your browserColdwell Banker Around the World: May 2021 Situated between the mountains and the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a vibrant city with something to offer everyone.Read More...Innovation Week Video Series At Coldwell Banker, we have a storied legacy of innovation behind us that produces meaningful results for our agents and their customers.Read More... Michael's Featured ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 25, 2021
     BBB® Tuesday Tips       Look Out For This New Package Delivery ScamIn a new spin on the package delivery scheme, in addition to mail carriers, scammers are now impersonating US Customs and Border Protection also, claiming to have intercepted a package addressed to the victim. Even if they sound official or make threats, don’t let these scammers fool you. The person who contacted you is ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 25, 2021
     BBB® Tuesday Tips       Businesses that rely on telemarketing calls will be interested in the Supreme Court’s clarification of the definition of an auto-dialer.The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a 1991 law protecting U.S. cell phone users from unwanted robocalls. The ruling stemmed from a Montana man suing Facebook to stop texting him about an unauthorized user of a social media ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Monday, May 24, 2021
    Governor DeSantis Signs Sales-Tax Holiday Package in Pensacola; Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday  Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, Senate President Wilton Simpson, and House Speaker Chris Sprowls visited Pensacola to participate in the bill-signing ceremony for the 2021 Sales-Tax Holiday Package. The three sales-tax ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, May 21, 2021
    Brush Fire reported in Gulf Islands National SeashoreGULF BREEZE, Fla. – Gulf Islands National Seashore, in coordination with local fire departments, contained a brush fire in the Naval Live Oaks Area May 21.  Fire crews and park staff are currently on scene to monitor the situation and remove any remaining tinder. The public is urged to use caution and avoid the area.  The brush fire was ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, May 21, 2021
        June Events at Your Santa Rosa County LibraryJune is Audiobook Appreciation Month Celebrate Audiobook Appreciation Month by checking out a variety of audiobooks from any Santa Rosa County Library. The libraries offer books on CD, Playaways and eAudiobooks that you can download from OverDrive or the Libby app. There are hundreds of titles from which to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 18, 2021
      Santa Rosa breaks ground on new facility at Santa Rosa Industrial Park Gulf Cable/WTEC currently employs over 300 individuals in the Santa Rosa Industrial Park Santa Rosa County officials broke ground today on a new facility that will be built on eight acres in the Santa Rosa Industrial Park. This facility will serve as home to Gulf Cable/WTEC. Gulf Cable/WTEC currently employs ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    Please let me know if you have any questions and/or you need additional information about these events:CHAMBER EVENT: Non-Profit Committee MeetingWednesday May 19, 2021... read more- All Nonprofits that are located in and/or servicing the South Santa Rosa County area are invited to attend this meeting at 8 am at The Navarre Chamber Information Center, 1804 Prado Street. Virtual Hospitality & More! ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 18, 2021
        Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Work SessionThurs., May 20, 8:30 a.m. at Administrative Complex in Milton The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners will hold a commission work session in the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, on Thurs., May 20 at 8:30 a.m. See the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. This meeting will be streamed live and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Monday, May 17, 2021
    Gulf Islands National Seashore News Release  Release Date:            May 17, 2021Contacts:       Stephenie Wade, Stephenie_Wade@nps.gov, 850-393-7952  Seashore to Conduct Lionfish Research May 22  GULF BREEZE, Fla. -- Gulf Islands National Seashore will conduct lionfish research in the water west of the Fort Pickens fishing pier between sunrise to noon, May 22, 2021.  A total of four survey ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, May 14, 2021
    You don't want to miss this.    May 13-19, 2021    News | Business | Sports | Community | ...read more
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    Friday, May 14, 2021
     County staff checking a mosquito trap Mosquito control prepares for abatement and offers prevention tips for residents   With a rise in moisture and temperature, comes an increase in mosquitoes. While these pesky insects are seemingly unavoidable, the Santa Rosa County Mosquito Control Department works tirelessly to protect residents and visitors through abatement programs, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, May 14, 2021
    For Immediate Release:                     Contact: Crystie Baker, ECWR Executive Director - 601.297.4703 (cell) crystie@emeraldcoastwildliferefuge.org Denise Song, ECWR Assistant Executive Director – 321.432.3620 (cell) denise@emeraldcoastwildliferefuge.org Navarre, FL – May 6, 2021-The Emerald Wildlife Refuge recently hosted founding members and board of directors from Sunday’s Child to tour ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, May 14, 2021
     BBB® - Tuesday Tips       This Rental Car Deal Is Really A ScamA rental car shortage is causing prices to skyrocket, and scammers have found a clever way to cash in. BBB Scam Tracker is receiving reports of con artists impersonating rental car company representatives. They claim to be able to get you a deal on your rental, but it’s really a way to trick you into paying hundreds of dollars for ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, May 14, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2021 Contact Information: Jason Montgomery PH: (850) 939-2427 Email: execassist@hnws-fl.com _____________________________________________________________________________________ Holley-Navarre Water System, Inc. Launches New Internship Program Navarre, FL, May 10, 2021 – Holley-Navarre Water System, Inc. is proud to announce the official start of their new ...read more
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    Friday, May 14, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT:Diane/JamieFlorida SBDC at UWF9999 University Pkwy, Pensacola850-474-2528850-474-2577 (fax)sbdc@uwf.edu (e-mail)www.sbdc.uwf.edu   Florida SBDC at UWF Presents “Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics” – Online Webinar  PENSACOLA, FL — May 10, 2021 — Interested in online sales? Join us June 8th from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. for “Make Better Business Decisions ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, May 14, 2021
    Gov. Ron DeSantis expects late this month to reinstate a requirement that people in the unemployment system submit weekly “work search” updates.  Referring to some businesses saying they are unable to find new employees as they regroup from the COVID-19 pandemic, DeSantis said Wednesday unemployment claimants will likely have to start showing how they looked for work once an executive order ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, May 14, 2021
    View this email in your browserUS 90 Corridor Master Plan Project Public Workshop to be Held May 18 The Emerald Coast Regional Council is developing a Corridor Master Plan along US 90 in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties. The purpose of the plan is to inventory and identify current gaps in the multi-modal transportation network along the US 90 roadway and develop ...read more
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    Friday, May 14, 2021
    Tickets available for the Songwriters Listening Room Menus    Week of May 10, 2021           ONLINE TICKET SALESThere are a limited number of seats available, don't miss ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, May 14, 2021
    This time last week we released a survey exploring the potential of incorporation of NavarreI If you've taken it, you know that the survey gives you the option to shape a future city in terms of services, boundaries, and structure. This is an amazing opportunity to have your say in Navarre's future!   We won't have official results or more details for some time, but we did just ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, May 14, 2021
    2021 Routes Calendar
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    Monday, May 10, 2021
      2021 Santa Rosa Master Gardener Volunteer Training  Do you love gardening or want to learn about gardening and share that knowledge with others in the community? Consider becoming a Florida Master Gardener volunteer.   Master Gardeners serve as volunteers in the community educating residents on Florida-friendly landscaping. Projects ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Community, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, May 07, 2021
    For Immediate Release                Chip Henderson, Chief Advancement OfficerT 850-434-2638 chenderson@arc-gateway.org          The Arc Gateway Installs Boards and Presents Annual Awards  PENSACOLA, ...read more
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    Friday, May 07, 2021
    Military Spouse Appreciation Day    Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day    Please join us in saluting our military spouses residing here at Air Force Enlisted Village.    Military spouses like 83-year-old Sue are the backbone to our armed forces. They have given of themselves while sending ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, May 06, 2021
    VISIT FLORIDA is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Targeted Marketing Assistance Program.  The Targeted Marketing Assistance Program offers exclusive benefits to small, minority, rural and agritourism businesses with annual gross revenues of $1,250,000 or less. The program is designed to help small businesses improve their marketing efforts through a variety of benefits that can be ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, April 30, 2021
    It's the final day of Session, but the Florida Chamber needs your help before COB today - if possible. Many of you have mentioned to me in conversations the challenges you are facing in hiring employees. According to www.TheFloridaScorecard.org, 402,200 jobs in Florida that can't find qualified people to fill them. The Florida Chamber is working to gather these stories from job creators across ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, April 30, 2021
    Transportation Priorities Survey Ends Soon - Share Your Thoughts Today! View this email in your browser  Transportation Priorities Survey Ends Soon - Share Your Thoughts Today!The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is holding a Virtual Open House from Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 30, 2021, to garner community insight on the transportation priorities. The Virtual Open ...read more
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    Friday, April 30, 2021
    You don't want to miss this.    April 29-May 5, 2021    News | Business | Sports | Community | ...read more
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    Friday, April 30, 2021
    View this email in your browser   Staging Tips to Enhance Your Home’s AppealSet the Scene With Techniques That Stir the Imagination   Read More...      Heavenly Kitchen CreationsCabinet and Countertop Ideas for a Distinctive Design   Read More...        Michael's Featured Listings     5664 E Bay Boulevard, ...read more
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    Friday, April 30, 2021
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY   For Immediate ReleaseApril 30, 2021Contact: Tanya Brantontanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory  Chipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in ...read more
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    Friday, April 30, 2021
        2021 Weekly Legislative Update Week 9: April 30, 2021    Below is the final comprehensive review of legislative activity from Week 9 of the 2021 Legislative Session.        Improving Florida's Talent Pipeline for a Better ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, April 30, 2021
                  Congratulations to Adam McCloskey! Awarded UWF College of Business Dean's Choice Award!Congrats to Associate Director, Adam! He has been awarded the first College of Business Dean's Choice Award. Thank you for everything you do for the Florida SBDC at UWF and the College of Business, ...read more
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    Thursday, April 29, 2021
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL  32399-0450KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY        For Immediate ReleaseApril 29, 2021Contact: Ian Satterian.satter@dot.state.fl.us FDOT’s April 29 Updates on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Recovery Efforts  PENSACOLA, Fla. – Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractors have ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, April 29, 2021
    PRESERVE NAVARRE Local Nonprofit Conducts Incorporation Survey Press release Navarre, FL — On Sunday, May 2nd the Preserve Navarre Nonprofit will launch a web-based, mobile- friendly survey to gather resident input regarding the possible incorporation of Navarre into an official city. Currently the area of Navarre is not recognized as a town or city, and its only municipal government is Santa ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    Owners of restaurants &##127836;, food trucks &##128666;, catering services &##127869;️, bakeries &##127856;, bars &##127867;, and related businesses can register for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund starting on Friday and begin applying on Monday.  &##128680; BREAKING: SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman announced SBA will begin accepting Restaurant Revitalization Fund registrations on Friday at ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 28, 2021
     | APRIL 2021 | FINAL WEEK OF THE2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION With only a few days left until April 30, the end of the 2021 Legislative Session, Representative Williamson has two important pieces of legislation on the Governor’s desk for his signature, HB1601: Farming Operations and HB259: Safety of Religious Institutions. HB1601: Farming Operations  Listen as Rep. Williamson closes on the Farming ...read more
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    Monday, April 26, 2021
    Small Business Owners: Remember to file your annual report through Sunbiz!              Reminder! Sunbiz Annual Reports Due by May 1stSmall Business Owners:  It's that time again, where annual reports must be filed with the Florida Department of ...read more
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    Monday, April 26, 2021
    Last week, the Florida House of Representatives passed a sales tax holiday package that includes a back-to-school sales tax holiday, disaster preparedness sales tax holiday, and a “Freedom Week” sales tax holiday. This package is expected to be included in the final budget.  Back-to-School Holiday: A seven-day sales tax holiday would be authorized from August 6, 2021, through August 12, 2021. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Monday, April 26, 2021
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2021Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Department of Health Provides Week 19 Updates on Florida’s Vaccination Efforts Under Governor DeSantis’ Leadership~State opens four additional state-supported vaccination sites to increase vaccine access~TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department ...read more
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    Monday, April 26, 2021
    Release Date: April 26, 2021Contact: Stephenie Wade,  Stephenie_Wade@nps.gov, 850-939-7952   Fort Barrancas Area Recognized as Underground Railroad Site  GULF BREEZE, Fla.—Fort Barrancas Area was accepted into the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom on April 23, 2021. Located on Naval Air Station Pensacola, the 64.06-acre Fort Barrancas Area is managed by ...read more
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    Monday, April 26, 2021
     Menus    Week of April 26, 2021          Summer 1 Volleyball LeagueRegistration DeadlineThe deadline to register is this Thursday, April 29 at 10 PM  SPRING LEAGUE PLAYOFFS ARE THIS WEEK!Playoff Standings    LIVE MUSIC THIS ...read more
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    Monday, April 26, 2021
    Norm Crowder Kid's Fest MAY 1stCLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS          We're still on but with a new date!     SaturdayMAY 1st11 am-4 pm          This event is being held at Broussard's on Navarre Beach, FL8649 Gulf Boulevard ...read more
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    Friday, April 23, 2021
    You don't want to miss this.    April 22-28, 2021    News | Business | Sports | Community | ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, April 23, 2021
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E.             SECRETARY   For Immediate ReleaseApril 23, 2021Contact: Tanya Brantontanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory  Chipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Wednesday, April 21, 2021
     May events in Santa Rosa County Bands on the Blackwater Spring Series5158 Willing St., Milton. Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor spring and fall concert series held Friday nights in downtown Milton. Pull up your boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great live music! For more information, visit www.facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater or call 850-983-5400.May 7, 7 – 9 ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 20, 2021
        Celebrate Earth Day with UF/IFAS Extension and Santa Rosa County libraries Santa Rosa County Master Gardener volunteers and local libraries are teaming up to present ‘Pollinators Make the World Go Round’ which explores and celebrates the world of pollinators. This free program includes seed planting activities.    Join the program outside at the ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    Below is a list of Upcoming Job Fairs and the Event Links: All Event Links: https://www.facebook.com/careersourceescarosa/events/ TOMORROWSpring into a New Job Virtual Job Fair: All Industries, flyer attachedApril 21st | 9 AM to 2 PMhttps://fb.me/e/1VgiY1KZQ On-Site Pensacola International Airport Job Fair: All Airport Industries, flyer attachedApril 29th | 10 AM to 2 PM2430 Airport Blvd. ...read more
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    Monday, April 19, 2021
    UPCOMING SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:The Sponsorship for the Commerce & Coffee "Pre-Derby Party" on Friday, April 30 is still available.  CLICK HERE for Commerce & Coffee Sponsorship Details There are currently four (4) Tunes By The Dunes Free Summer Concerts to sponsor.  CLICK HERE for a concert schedule and sponsorship details.REMINDER:  You can add your events to the Chamber's Community Calendar ...read more
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    Monday, April 19, 2021
    Small Business Updates and Upcoming Webinars!              Follow Our Facebook Page!Our Facebook page is constantly being updated with small business information.  Find info on grants, local businesses, small business articles, disaster preparedness, webinars, and other ...read more
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    Monday, April 19, 2021
    Former manufacturing executive selected to lead state’s principal provider of small business assistance    Media ContactDianne GrossFlorida SBDC Network Headquarters(850) 898-3486Dianne.Gross@FloridaSBDC.org  Megan GonzalezUniversity of West Florida850.982.8836news@uwf.edu   News ReleaseApril 19, 2021For Immediate ...read more
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    Thursday, April 15, 2021
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL  32399-0450KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY        For Immediate ReleaseApril 15, 2021Contact: Ian Satterian.satter@dot.state.fl.us FDOT’s April 15 Updates on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Recovery Efforts  PENSACOLA, Fla. – As Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractors install ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 13, 2021
    Fort Walton Beach, FL – Fort Walton Beach Medical Center announced today that the new freestanding ER in Navarre opened their doors Tuesday, April 13th at 7:00am. This new ER expands access to emergency care in Santa Rosa County. The new freestanding ER is located at 1809 Granada Street, near the foot of the Navarre Beach Bridge.   The new, 24/7 full service freestanding ER features 11 emergency ...read more
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    Sunday, April 11, 2021
    Just in case you missed this request in last Friday’s issue of The Chamber Connection... The Chamber is working with CareerSource EscaRosa and our friends at the Gulf Breeze Chamber and Pensacola Beach Chamber to organize a Hospitality Job Fair very soon to help the restaurants and businesses in Navarre, Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach find staff for the summer season. If your business is ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL  32399-0450KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY        For Immediate ReleaseApril 9, 2021Contact: Ian Satterian.satter@dot.state.fl.us Garcon Point Bridge Toll Suspension Further Extended  TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Pursuant to Executive Orders 20-224, 20-248 and the extension of those orders in ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
    FEMA is working with Congress, its insurance industry partners and state, local, tribal and territorial agencies to ensure clear understanding of upcoming changes to the National Flood Insurance Program’srisk rating methodology. The new pricing methodology called Risk Rating 2.0leverages industry best practices to enable FEMA to deliver rates that better reflect a property’s flood risk. See below ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
    To Florida-Alabama TPO, TCC, CAC, and Interested Parties:  The Draft Florida-Alabama TPO FY 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program will be a review item at the April TPO and Advisory Committee Meeting with action at the June Meetings.  The document can accessed from the link below. In the “Plans and Documents” drop down menu, click the document titled “Draft Florida-Alabama FY 2022-2026 ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
    You don't want to miss this.    April 8-14, 2021             Meet Navarre High School’s top students ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
    COMACC visits Hurlburt’s 505th Command and Control Wing  HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, visited the 505th Command and Control Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 6. The 505th CCW is the U.S Air Force's only wing dedicated to the Air Force’s core mission of command and control.  During his visit, Kelly toured the 505th CCW along with Chief Master Sgt. ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
     Walk-in COVID vaccine clinic hours Wed. through Sat. The Santa Rosa County Department of Health will be administering Moderna COVID vaccinations at the county's vaccination station, 6209 Hwy. 90 in Milton (at the former Bealls) for residents 18 and older as follows:  Wed. - Fri., Apr. 7-9 Walk-ins from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments from 5-6:30 p.m.Sat., Apr. ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
      2021 State of the County AddressView the recap video online Just over a month ago, on February 15, Santa Rosa County passed its 179th anniversary of becoming an independent county, separated from Escambia. We are rich in our historic pride and our county seat, the city of Milton which was incorporated in 1844, is one of the oldest towns in the state – incorporated a year before ...read more
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    Thursday, April 08, 2021
        Your voice matters!Share your vision for Santa Rosa's future  Join us for an open house to learn about the Santa Rosa County strategic plan and how you can impact the future of Santa Rosa. Share your thoughts and priorities through a series of guided activities to help build a strategic plan that is responsive to your current needs and looks ahead to the year ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    UWF will be celebrating Founders Week April 12-16th. We are asking local businesses to paint the Emerald Coast BLUE & GREEN!  We will delivering a sign to the Chamber. Please contact me if you want a sign delivered to your business too.  I will pick it up too! Thank you,  Andrea RymerAdministrative & Student Support Specialist Emerald Coast University of West Florida 1170 Martin Luther King ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    Located in or around Milton and need a job? The H.T. Hackney Company is hiring! Facility Tour & Employment Events: Wednesday, April 7 9 am Saturday, April 10 9 am
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    Monday, April 05, 2021
      PR Contact: Carmen Konert Chief Development Officer SETCO Services 850-499-8740 CKonert@SetcoServices.com  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SETCO Services acquires B&R Closing Services in Navarre Destin, FL (April 3, 2021)…SETCO Services, LLC, a full-service title company based in Destin, Florida, has ten offices in Northwest Florida from Pensacola to Panama City. They recently acquired B&R ...read more
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    Sunday, April 04, 2021
    As The Navarre Chamber continues to provide essential COVID-19 resources, we are equally dedicated to the recovery and resiliency of our community.   Givers and Innovators will help us get through this time, and we want to help everyone in our community to learn more about the Navarre area businesses/organizations that currently have jobs that need to be filled.    Please take a few minutes ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    March 30, 2021   Dear Friends,   SAFER Santa Rosa is currently working on Long Term Recovery from Hurricane Sally.  The challenges we face are the same ones we have seen before.   WE NEED FUNDING.   Following the 2014 floods we proposed a system to generate funds by simply asking for local organizations to commit a monthly amount for the SAFER Disaster relief fund.  We know that if 2,000 ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 31, 2021
      2021 State of the County AddressView the recap video online Just over a month ago, on February 15, Santa Rosa County passed its 179th anniversary of becoming an independent county, separated from Escambia. We are rich in our historic pride and our county seat, the city of Milton which was incorporated in 1844, is one of the oldest towns in the state – incorporated a year before the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    April Fools' Day is a light-hearted comedic day of cheer, practical jokes and hoaxes.  April Fools' Day has been observed for centuries although its origins remain unclear.  It has been suggested that in ancient Roman and Hindu cultures, the day originally marked ‘New Year’s Day’.  Although in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII issued the Gregorian calendar which moved New Year’s Day from April 1st to ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
     BBB® - Tuesday Tips       Spring Is Here . . . Time For Contractor ScamsUse caution when hiring a home improvement contractor. Scams abound following major storms, flooding, or other weather events. Be wary of high-pressure sales tactics, up front fees, and fly-by-night businesses. Con artists will take your money and deliver slipshod work… or no work at all. How the Scam Works:Home ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
             For Immediate ReleaseMarch 29, 2021Contact: Ian Satter ian.satter@dot.state.fl.us    FDOT’s March 29 Updates on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Recovery Efforts    PENSACOLA, Fla. – Upon additional analysis of pier 70, and to safely re-open the bridge, other ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
     MAKE THE HOLE. MAKE THE DIFFERENCE Looking for GOLFERS! Inaugural Pete Moore Memorial Golf ClassicFriday, April 9th at Marcus PointeClick here for all details Looking for golf teams for this tournament! Sign up now!  Santa Rosa Kids' House5643 Stewart StreetMilton, FL 32570
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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
       UWWF Statement Condemning Violence Against Asian American and Pacific Islander Community United Way of West Florida stands resolutely committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As such, we condemn, in the strongest terms, the heightened levels of hate, discrimination, and violence targeted at the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.  Full statement. Anti-Asian ...read more
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    Monday, March 29, 2021
    The bill is a Republican prioirty. A bill that would establish COVID-19 liability protections for businesses and healthcare providers is on its way to the Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ desk.
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    Monday, March 29, 2021
    Help Us Spread the Word!      Help Us Spread the Word!Please spread the word to any pregnant women or new mothers who have had a baby after January of 2020. This is a FREE online event where attendees can win prizes, earn an event bag, watch videos, and interact with exhibitors! ...read more
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    Monday, March 29, 2021
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL  32399-0450KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY        For Immediate ReleaseMarch 29, 2021Contact: Ian Satterian.satter@dot.state.fl.us FDOT’s March 29 Updates on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Recovery Efforts  PENSACOLA, Fla. – Upon additional analysis of pier 70, and to safely re-open the ...read more
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    Monday, March 29, 2021
     Op-Ed/Letter to the Editor 2021  Delivering medical care during a global pandemic has required teamwork at the highest level, and doctors are fundamental to this effort. As the country celebrates Doctors’ Day on March 30, I invite you to join me in recognizing the heroic work of all physicians.The COVID-19 pandemic has called upon the expertise and skills of our local physicians and many more in ...read more
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    Monday, March 29, 2021
    For Immediate ReleaseMarch 29, 2021Contact: Jackalyn Kovacjackalyn_kovac@srmcfl.com  Santa Rosa Medical Center Recognized for Higher Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Maternity Care  MILTON, Fla., – Santa Rosa Medical Center (SRMC) is proud to be recognized by Florida Blue with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ (BDC+) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care ...read more
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    Sunday, March 28, 2021
       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 House was not in session. Sadly, this has been a vast improvement compared to the dangerous and misguided legislation that Democrats have brought to the floor in recent weeks. Even though the House was not ...read more
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    Sunday, March 28, 2021
    Joy in the form of a backpack filled with goodies arrived at Children In Crisis and the CIC Neighborhood thanks to our friends at SETCO.  Inside each brand-new backpack was a friendly face from a new stuffed animal, a fresh dental pack to keep the kids’ pearly whites gleaming, a hair styling kit with shampoo, conditioner, and bubble bath. In addition, the Children living at the ...read more
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    Friday, March 26, 2021
      COVID Update #67 Vaccines available for age 40+ beginning Mon., Mar. 29Updates are highlighted.  Per Governor Ron DeSantis, beginning Mon., Mar. 29, all Floridians age 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning the following Mon., Apr. 5, all Floridians age 18 and older will be eligible. All previously eligible populations may still ...read more
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    Friday, March 26, 2021
         Please note corrected email address for appointments: MGVPlantSale2021@gmail.com  Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners host spring plant sale Join Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners for a spring plant sale beginning Thurs., Apr. 1 through Sat., Apr. 3 at the UF/IFAS Extension Office, 6263 Dogwood Dr. in Milton from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each ...read more
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    Friday, March 26, 2021
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    Friday, March 26, 2021
      April events in Santa Rosa CountyBands on the Blackwater Spring Series 5158 Willing St., Milton. Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor spring and fall concert series held Friday nights in downtown Milton. Pull up your boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great live music! For more information, visit www.facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater or ...read more
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    Friday, March 26, 2021
       April 2021 Public Meetings All Santa Rosa County Board of County Commission meetings and other county department meetings are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.Tourist Development Council - Apr. 1, 8:30 a.m.Library Advisory Board Meeting - Apr. 1, 11 a.m. Library Administration, 6275 Dogwood Dr., ...read more
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    Friday, March 26, 2021
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                              CONTACT: Belinda Todd23 MARCH 2021                                                                                                    (850) 607-8751                                                                                               btodd@careersourceescarosa.com     “CareerSource Escarosa Announces ...read more
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    Thursday, March 25, 2021
      PUBLIC INFORMATION: March 25, 2021Media Contact:  Lewis Garvin850-480-3764lgarvin@cityofpensacola.com  Pensacola International Airport and United Airlines Invite You to #FlyEasy with Four New Destinations United Airlines will offer expanded service to Pensacola, Gateway to the Gulf Coast, with four new nonstop destinations beginning in May 2021: ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 23, 2021
      BBB® - Tuesday Tips Additional Monies  Could Mean More Scams A new round of stimulus checks are on the way. Direct deposit payments have already made their way to Americans' bank accounts and checks will be mailed out in the coming weeks. Previously, BBB Scam Tracker received numerous reports from people who were contacted by scammers through text message, email, and phone calls about their ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    Thankful for the opportunity to honor two incredible Santa Rosa County leaders. Today (3/22/2021), HB1629 passed the Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee that will designate the portion of U.S. 90 between Canal St. and Stewart St. as "Reverend Murray Hamilton, Sr., Highway" and the portion of U.S. 98 between S.R. 399 and S.R. 87 as "Ira Mae Bruce Memorial Highway." #FLHD3
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    Friday, March 19, 2021
            Business Plan Essentials              Scholarships are available through the Studer Foundation.      Contact: Quint@quintstuder.com     Register Here      Center for Entrepreneurship efforts are made possible by generous donations. We are so ...read more
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    Friday, March 19, 2021
        Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners host spring plant sale Join Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners for a spring plant sale beginning Thurs., Apr. 1 through Sat., Apr. 3 at the UF/IFAS Extension Office, 6263 Dogwood Dr. in Milton from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Appointments are available in half-hour increments on a first come, first served basis. Attendance is limited ...read more
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    Friday, March 19, 2021
          RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY    For Immediate ReleaseMarch 19, 2021Contact: Tanya Brantontanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory  Chipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads ...read more
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    Friday, March 19, 2021
       April 2021 Public Meetings All Santa Rosa County Board of County Commission meetings and other county department meetings are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.Tourist Development Council - Apr. 1, 8:30 a.m.Library Advisory Board Meeting - Apr. 1, 11 a.m. Library Administration, 6275 Dogwood Dr., ...read more
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    Friday, March 19, 2021
     COVID vaccine schedule for week beginning Mar. 22Governor lowers eligibility requirements to persons 50+ starting Mon. The Santa Rosa County Department of Health will be administering COVID vaccinations at the county's vaccination station, 6209 Hwy. 90 in Milton (at the former Bealls) for residents 50 and older as follows:  Mon., Mar. 22 Walk-ins from 9 a.m. to ...read more
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    Thursday, March 18, 2021
     Walk-in COVID vaccines today until noon The Santa Rosa County Department of Health is administering the Moderna COVID vaccine today at the county's vaccination station, 6209 Hwy. 90 in Milton (former Bealls), until noon with no appointment needed for state residents 60 and older. Residents may still make an appointment during those hours to bypass any wait time.This clinic is for those ...read more
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    Thursday, March 18, 2021
    Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.            FREE Webinar for Florida Employers and Employees    Work Care: Harnessing Mental Wellness in the Workplace               Dr. Aaron WeinerNationally-recognized mental health ...read more
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    Thursday, March 18, 2021
    Facts Not Fear    One Year COVID-19 Update: March 2, 2021         DAYS SINCE 1st CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19 IN FLORIDA:365 DAYS SINCE 1st VACCINE IN FLORIDA:79     A Message from Chamber President & CEO Mark ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 17, 2021
      Dear Industry Partner,Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he is recommending $50 million in federal stimulus funding for VISIT FLORIDA, bringing his total budget recommendation for our organization to $100 million.  This is fantastic news for Florida’s tourism industry and economy as we continue our recovery efforts. The travel ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 17, 2021
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Health Care COVID-19 Update #35 – Video Update from BHC President and CEO Mark Faulkner on COVID-19, New Health CampusMarch 17, 2021   In a video released this week, Baptist Health Care (BHC) President and CEO Mark Faulkner recognizes the efforts of the entire BHC ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 16, 2021
     BBB Scam Alert: Preparing to Travel Again? Don't Fall for Lookalike Websites  Pensacola, Fla. (March 16, 2021) – With the COVID-19 vaccine effort ramping up, people are starting to plan future vacations and work travel. For many, this preparation involves renewing their enrollment in Trusted Traveler programs, such as TSA PreCheck or Global Entry in the United States. Scammers are on to this ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization to Hold Virtual Project Priorities Workshop on March 22View this email in your browserFlorida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization to Hold Virtual Project Priorities Workshop on March 22 The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a Project Priorities Workshop with the TPO, Technical ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
    Medicaid Transportation for COVID-19 Vaccinations Schedule your vaccine. • Schedule a vaccine appointment. Make this appointment several days in advance. • If you have any special needs (i.e. you use a wheelchair), tell the transportation service when you schedule your ride. • If you know when and where you will receive the second dose, share that with the transportation provider and they ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
    Shop now and find what you need for spring cleaning projects.View email as a webpage.   BATHROOMSALEDAILY DEALAPPLIANCES                           FIND A STORE NEAR YOUGET OUR APP            
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL  32399-0450KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY        For Immediate ReleaseMarch 12, 2021Contact: Ian Satterian.satter@dot.state.fl.us Garcon Point Bridge Toll Suspension Further Extended  TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Pursuant to Executive Orders 20-224, 20-225 and the extension of those orders in ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
    You don't want to miss this.    March 11-17, 2021             ‘Idiot’ drivers who pass on Garcon Point Bridge will be arrested, car ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
    As many of you know, we have begun preparing the State of Florida budget for fiscal year 2022.   As Chair of the Senate Transportation, Tourism, Economic Development Appropriations Committee, Senator Gainer has been tasked with overseeing member project funding, as well as, the budgets for the following agencies:          Department of Transportation       Department of Economic ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
        Air Force Enlisted Village News from Grateful ResidentsMarch 11, 2021         What A Year It's Been: A Recap of Life During the Pandemicbecause of you, residents continue to enjoy life  News of the coronavirus pandemic broke in early 2020, and life changed by March. ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
            Business Plan Essentials         Register Here        Veterans FloridaEntrepreneurship Program         The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program is a live series of courses that also includes ten workshops and five networking ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
    The FEMA National Advisory Council seeks qualified individuals to lend their expertise and serve on this standing federal committee. FEMA is now accepting applications for discipline-specific and Administrator-selected positions that will advise the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management. Individuals appointed to the council provide the Administrator consensus recommendations on ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Health Care COVID-19 Update #33 – Vaccination Appointments Available Friday, March 12March 10, 2021  Vaccination Appointments Available at Baptist Health CareBaptist Health Care has vaccine appointments available Friday, March 12, while supplies last. Vaccinations ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
       Sent on behalf of USDA NRCS  USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Announces Signup for Funding to Remove Cogongrass Infestations in FloridaGAINESVILLE, Fla., March 9 - Florida forest landowners in parts of Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties can apply for financial assistance to manage invasive Cogongrass until March 26 from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
    The 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Detachment 3, provided support to U.S. Air Forces in Europe's Advanced Battle Management System demonstration to find new ways to share and operate data between U.S. military services and multiple countries. Utilizing the Common Mission Control Center – Integration Lab at Beale Air Force Base, California, the 605th TES, Det 3, directly supported the USAFE ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
    United Way of West Florida (UWWF) has distributed $338,509 of Hurricane Sally Relief Funding to nonprofit agencies providing direct assistance to clients and to assist with repairs to agency facilities in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.   Please see below and attached for more information. As always, feel free to reach out for any questions that you may have. My contact information is included ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
      Pensacola, Fla. (February 18, 2021) – For parents of high school students, SAT scores are a huge deal. With college admissions and scholarships on the line, paying for tutors and test prep materials may be the worth the price. But watch out for con artists eager to take advantage of this. Scammers – with access to kids’ names and school information – are tricking parents into paying for bogus ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
    Requirements: Completion of an enrollment application with required documentation Class Dates: April 9, April 14, April 30, May 7, May 13, May 18 Classes are ONLY ONE DAY to complete certification Time & Location: 9am- 2:30 p.m. Held at NWFSC, Niceville Campus, Building 520 To enroll call: 850-517-6542 or email: Brenda.smith@hbi.org Seating is limited – 4 students per class This ...read more
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    Friday, March 12, 2021
     Santa Rosa County holds household hazardous waste Amnesty Day - Sat., Mar. 27 at South Service Center    Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Amnesty Day will be held Sat., Mar. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Santa Rosa County South Service Center, 5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. This event offers residents the opportunity to dispose of HHW at no charge ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 03, 2021
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    Monday, March 01, 2021
    Thank you so much for your supporting the good work we do each day.  There is no way we could do it without your help, thank you.   Thankfully we are able to hold our 18th annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic presented by Emerald Coast Hospice.  This is a major local fundraising event for the Air Force Enlisted Village raising critical funds to support our mission of providing a home ...read more
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    Monday, March 01, 2021
    Don't Miss These Small Business Updates and Upcoming Webinars!              New To Our Newsletters? The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida (Florida SBDC at UWF) provides management assistance and training to any prospective or existing small-business owner ...read more
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    Monday, March 01, 2021
      COVID Update #64 Governor expands vaccine eligibility County opens mass vaccination center in MiltonUpdates are highlighted.Today, Mar. 1, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-47 to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to include the following new populations:K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older; ...read more
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    Sunday, February 21, 2021
    Everyone wants to know the secret to business success. You know the one that happens overnight with  very little work? The one business secret that can be doing its thing while you enjoy a much-deserved  day on the greens or the open water? Success that happens automatically, like the rubbing of a genie’s  bottle? But guess what? There’s no such thing. Even for those rare businesses that do ...read more
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    Thursday, February 18, 2021
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL  32399-0450KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY        For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 18, 2021Contact: Ian Satterian.satter@dot.state.fl.us FDOT Announces Phased Re-Opening of the Pensacola Bay Bridge  PENSACOLA, Fla. – After a recent assessment of the repairs to the Pensacola Bay Bridge, the ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 09, 2021
     BBB® - Tuesday Tips       How To Spot Fraudulent Unemployment NoticesIt’s another unwelcome byproduct of the pandemic: crooks are taking advantage of increased unemployment to collect benefits in the names of unsuspecting victims. This unemployment fraud, according to a recent article on CNBC, is costing the United States government billions of dollars. Be sure to guard your personal ...read more
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    Friday, February 05, 2021
    Join us for the first monthly Marketing Professionals Roundtable on Monday, February 22 at The Navarre Chamber Information Center at 2 pm for an hour of meeting, networking and learning with area Marketing Professionals in a comfortable roundtable environment.PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this meeting, because there is limited space available. The goal and purpose of The Navarre Chamber ...read more
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    Friday, February 05, 2021
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY    For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 5, 2021Contact: Tanya Brantontanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in ...read more
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    Friday, February 05, 2021
    DR. WEINER MENTAL HEALTH WEBINARWORK CARE: HARNESSING MENTAL WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE A live webinar with Mental Health expert Dr. Aaron Weiner to discuss mental health in the workplace. Dr. Weiner will cover an array of topics and tools to help employers recognize mental health problems in employees and proactive ways to respond. This statewide webinar will cover modern tools for cognitive ...read more
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    Friday, February 05, 2021
    National Minimum Wage/Tip Credit Campaign Background advocacy message from the National Restaurant Association:Take Action: Save the Tip Credit!There is a lot of change here in Washington. We have new leaders in Congress and the White House, and the National Restaurant Association is already working with them on behalf of the restaurant industry. President Biden’s first order of business is to ...read more
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    Friday, February 05, 2021
    Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office Local Event Marketing Grant Application Cycle & Sponsorships now open Grant Applications & Sponsorships available for submission from January 22, 2021 to March 5, 2021    The goal of the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office Local Event Marketing Grant Program & Sponsorships is to increase out-of-market awareness of Santa Rosa County tourism ...read more
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    Friday, February 05, 2021
    February 5, 2021  Florida department of health in santa rosa county highlights recent efforts in Providing covid-19 vaccine  Contact: Debbie Stilphen, PIOPIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov(850) 564-2275Tallahassee, Fla. —The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa), in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, Florida Division of Emergency Management and Santa Rosa County ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 03, 2021
      BBB Alert: Phony Amazon Callers Are Phishing For Your InformationPensacola, Fla. (February 3, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic has people shopping online and ordering from Amazon. Naturally, scammers are finding ways to cash in. Better Business Bureau is receiving reports that con artists are posing as Amazon employees, calling people, and claiming to need information about their account or that ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2021
    Here are the details about some events this week that you and/or some members of your staff may want to be part of:Monday, February 1 at Noon (TODAY):     Military & Veteran Affairs Committee Meeting via ZoomTuesday, February 2 at 9 am - Noon:     Ask Adam - No Cost & Confidential Small Business Consulting (No Appointment Required)Wednesday, February 3 at 7:45 am     Navarre Chamber Board of ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2021
    Register Now for this OUTDOOR event         Download Document     It's that time again!!! Sign up now! Click on these links to see the registration form, rules, and a sponsorship form if you would like to sponsor the event. Main sponsor deadline is Feb. 8th. We are looking forward to this outdoor ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2021
    Due to COVID-19, Florida’s elderly population remains at home and interacts with family and friends virtually, making them more susceptible to fraudsters. To empower Florida’s seniors, the presentations from CFO Patronis’ Operation S.A.F.E. “Be Scam Smart” workshops, which cover topics such as scams, identity theft, annuities, and reverse mortgages, are now available online and on-demand.  Learn ...read more
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    Friday, January 29, 2021
     Santa Rosa County Development Services closed until further notice  For the safety and well-being of residents and employees, Santa Rosa County Development Services is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Permits and inspections will be delayed temporarily. Inspections are prioritized and may be carried over. Residents are asked to utilize Santa Rosa County Development ...read more
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    Friday, January 22, 2021
    Mardi Gras will look different this year without parades but the Navarre Chamber is making sure it'll still be a fun carnival season by introducing our first Mardi Gras scavenger hunt with a chance for shoppers and participating businesses to win prizes.   Even though it may not feel the same, we can still let the good times roll! Navarre area merchants are invited to decorate for Mardi Gras and ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 20, 2021
             NEWS RELEASE 150 West Maxwell Street Pensacola, Florida 32501www.bereadyalliance.orgOffice: (850) 444-7135FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: January 20, 2021  Media Contact:Lee-Ann Shaw, Marketing CoordinatorBe Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE)Tel: (850) 739-3980 or ...read more
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    Friday, January 15, 2021
    Don't just do it yourself, do it FOR yourself.View email as a webpage.   BATHROOMSALEDAILY DEALAPPLIANCES                         FIND A STORE NEAR YOUGET OUR APP            
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    Friday, January 15, 2021
    Dear Friends, SAFER Santa Rosa is currently working on Long Term Recovery from Hurricane Sally. The challenges we face are the same ones we have seen before. WE NEED FUNDING. Following the 2014 floods we proposed a system to generate funds by simply asking for local organizations to commit a monthly amount for the SAFER Disaster relief fund. We know that if 2,000 organizations contribute $10 a ...read more
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    Friday, January 15, 2021
    View in browser        Registration is now open for two Gulf Power Symposium 2021 events  Gulf Power is excited to host a virtual Economic Symposium half-day session on Feb. 25, prior to our signature event which is planned to be held Sept. 14-15, 2021 at the beautiful Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.The ...read more
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    Thursday, January 14, 2021
    The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has named its chair of the board and chair-elect for 2021. Sarah Skelly, DO, a physician at Dr. Bawa and Associates, is now serving as chair of the board and Gretchen Carter, owner of Organized Occasions and Grocery Concierge, has been named chair-elect. “The Chamber is honored to have such wonderful business and community volunteers in our leadership ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    Executive Summary: The City of Milton, FL (City) (pop. 10,690) is seeking proposals from experienced individuals or firms interested in developing a marina, residential, restaurant/entertainment, and mixed-use development project on seven (7) city-owned waterfront properties totaling 7.9 +/- acres along the Blackwater River. Qualified respondents must demonstrate the ability to design, finance, ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 13, 2021
     COVID-19 Update #61 - Vaccine UpdateSubscribe to receive this update via email.Updates are highlighted.See the full list of information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/covid19.  COVID Vaccine UpdateAscension/Sacred HeartAscension/Sacred Heart maintains an online scheduling portal and as additional vaccines become available, appointments open up on a first-come, first-serve status. Slots ...read more
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    Saturday, January 09, 2021
    Santa Rosa County's Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report is now available online. The document is designed to communicate a detailed report of each county department and its fiscal year 2020 accomplishments. For more information, contact the Santa Rosa County Office of Management and Budget, 850-983-1953. CLICK HERE for the full report
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    Friday, January 08, 2021
     COVID-19 Update #60 - Vaccine UpdateSubscribe to receive this update via email.Updates are highlighted.See the full list of information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/covid19.  COVID Vaccine UpdateSanta Rosa County Public Safety officials continue to work with the Santa Rosa County Department of Health and area healthcare providers including Ascension/Sacred Heart and Baptist Health Care ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 05, 2021
     BBB® Tuesday Tips       Your BBB®spends a lot of time investigating scams, exposing unethical behavior and helping businesses and consumers come to a resolution in their disputes. The annual recognition program — Torch Award for Ethics and Student Ethics Scholarship — is our chance to celebrate those who incorporate excellence and ethics into every aspect of their roles in the marketplace.As ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 30, 2020
    A ribbon cutting is the ceremonial event at a New Navarre Chamber Member's business or at the Navarre Chamber office. It can inaugurate an organization’s first day of business or it can take place weeks after the business’ opening. Because the ribbon cutting marks a very significant moment in the business’ history, this is also a great photo opportunity. The ceremony gives the business owner or ...read more
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    Friday, December 11, 2020
    Thank you for participating in the Jingle Bell Run!                         View Photos!!     Thanks to our ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    The Florida Department of Transportation has outlined key milestones in the established schedule for repairs. Repairs will take approximately six months to complete with a targeted opening date of early March 2021.        For more updates, go to FDOT’s website here.  
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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, 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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