• News for Education

    Thursday, October 06, 2022
    More than half of Americans, an estimated 56%, do not have an estate plan in place, making estate planning a critically overlooked component of financial wellness. This creates hardship, financial or otherwise, that can be avoided by advanced planning. The Estate Planning Council of the Emerald Coast, Inc. (EPCEC) invites the public to join them on Thursday, October 20th from 1pm to 5:30pm at The ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 05, 2022
         October Leaps & Bounds Magazine Online          The October LEAPS and BOUNDS, Santa Rosa County School District’s multi-media, interactive magazine is now available at https://bit.ly/LBOct22. This issue includes information about the STAR Tutoring program, LEAP and Extra Degree awards, alternative certification, federal ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    *photo captions and link to video at the end.  Over 1,000 personnel in multiple locations took part in exercise AGILE FLAG 22-2, testing the 23rd Wing’s ability to conduct agile combat employment, or ACE, operations during Air Combat Command’s first Lead Wing certification exercise.   The exercise marked a significant milestone in standardizing and certifying the way ACC organizes, trains, and ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
    Thursday, September 22, 2022
      2022 Florida Chamber Annual Meeting & Future of Florida Forum October 24-25 | Disney's Coronado Springs Resort  EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION AND HOTEL GROUP RATES END TOMORROW!REGISTERBOOK HOTELSPONSOR  Join Us as We Unite Around the Florida 2030 Blueprint's Six Pillars Pillar Focus: Making Government and Civics More Efficient and Effective The 'Civic & Governance Systems' Pillar of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 13, 2022
      BBB® Tuesday Tip Photo Courtesy of Getty Images   According to a Sept. 2021 survey, 83% of customers are loyal to businesses that resolve customer complaints. Resolving customer complaints not only helps restore your reputation when trust has been broken, but also can help generate lasting loyalty with customers who feel their concerns have been properly addressed. In business, your ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release, General News Article, Chamber, Education
    Monday, September 12, 2022
         License-Renewal Time for About 25% of REALTORS®One in four REALTORS® must renew their license by Sept. 30th. Need CE credit or first-cycle associate/broker credits? You can check out at least ten credit offerings in-house at NABOR this monthPrefer virtual/online learning? We've got those too!  Online Classes  September Membership LuncheonWednesday, September ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Monday, September 12, 2022
     UF/IFAS Extension Growing NativeWildflowers Course UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County is hosting an Easy to Grow Florida Wildflower course on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. The course will be held at the University of Florida Milton campus, 5988 US-90, in Milton. This course allows participants to learn about native Florida wildflowers that can be easily grown in home gardens and landscapes. Not ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, September 08, 2022
         TIME IS RUNNING OUT...Special Registration and Hotel Book Rates end September 16, book now to save!   A reminder for our Florida - Alabama TPO Subscribers - The Emerald Coast Regional Council is excited to present the 2022 Emerald Coast Transportation Symposium! Join us for this one-and-a-half-day event on Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, September 08, 2022
     Private Sector Partners:During National Preparedness Month, it’s important to remember that the first step to prepare for a lasting legacy is to make a plan. You can now keep your plan and emergency contact information with you by filling out the new digital emergency communications plan. You can share your plan with friends and family and print it out to store a physical copy for safe-keeping. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, September 08, 2022
     Main Street Small Business Seminar & Starting a Business Workshops! Take a look at the training FSBDC at UWF offers to small businesses.              Main Street Small Business Seminar - Sept 15th     ‌  Main Street DeFuniak Springs, in partnership with BancorpSouth Bank, continue their ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 30, 2022
               September Events @ Your Library ®     Library ClosuresAll Santa Rosa County Libraries will be closed on Mon., Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.All libraries will close at noon on Fri., Sep. 16 for quarterly staff development.  September is Library Card Sign-up MonthVisit your library to see what's new ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 30, 2022
                &##128680; NEW FUTURE OF WORK FLORIDA PODCAST EPISODE RELEASED &##128680;  Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FLDEO) Deputy Secretary Adrienne Johnston Joins Us for Episode #6 of the Future of WorkFlorida Podcast       The latest Future of Work Florida (FOWF) Podcast episode is available featuring the Deputy Secretary of FLDEO's Division of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Wednesday, August 24, 2022
      BBB® Tuesday Tip        Photo Courtesy of Getty Images    The paperwork adds up. This is the stark reality many start-up small businesses face when they don’t yet have the time, tools, or know-how to keep up with their financial records.Unfortunately, this is also one of the reasons many of those small businesses don’t make it. According to LendingTree (a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 23, 2022
              Florida Master Naturalist ProgramFreshwater Wetlands Training     Join Escambia and Santa Rosa County Extension agents to learn more about Florida’s natural resources. The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is a hands-on outdoor learning experience for adults who are interested in learning more about Florida’s environment. The FMNP both informs and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Monday, August 22, 2022
     Fun for the whole family!          19th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour highlights family-friendly fall activities throughout Santa Rosa County           Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28Bands on the Blackwater Fall Concert Series5158 Willing St. in Milton. 7 to 9 p.m. Bands on the Blackwater is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research
    Tuesday, August 09, 2022
     BBB® Tuesday Tip           It feels like the economy is being slammed from all directions. A stubborn pandemic, rampant inflation, supply chain snarls, worker shortages, energy price hikes, interest rate increases, and more are presenting ongoing challenges to all of us.BBB Central East Texas is proud to introduce Dr. Ray Perryman, president and CEO of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    Navarre, Fla- Due to a scheduling conflict, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce have canceled the in-person Santa Rosa County Candidates Forum on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10, 2022.The Chambers remain committed to educating residents on public issues and the electoral process. As a service to the community, the Chambers will ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Education, Press Release
    Monday, July 25, 2022
    Consumers can purchase qualifying back-to-school supplies exempt from tax during the 2022 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the sales tax holiday begins Monday, July 25 and extends through Sunday, August 7. The Department of Revenue created this webpage to provide information and promotional materials for consumers, ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release
    Friday, July 15, 2022
                      Stuff the Bus is almost here! United Way of West Florida and our community partners will be collecting school supplies on July 21. This is the only school supply drive supported by both Escambia County and Santa Rosa Countyschool districts  You can ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Friday, July 15, 2022
                Incumbent Worker Training Grants Available Now               Businesses experience skills gaps when workers don't have necessary training. A company’s ability to retain workers, grow and prosper can be compromised. Florida’s Incumbent Worker Training grants can help. The program provides grants for continuing education and training of current full-time employees at ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Friday, July 15, 2022
              July Leaps & Bounds Magazine Online          The July LEAPS and BOUNDS, Santa Rosa County School District’s multi-media, interactive magazine is now availableathttps://bit.ly/LBJUL2022. The latest issue includes information about the 2022 state assessment results, newly appointed school administrators, a behind the scenes look with various departments, spotlights on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Tuesday, July 12, 2022
    Navarre, Fla- The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering with the Santa Rosa County Legislative Coalition to host a Santa Rosa County Candidates Forum on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10, 2022.   The forum will be held at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway.  Doors will open at 5:30 pm each evening for a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
    Monday, July 11, 2022
    Navarre, Fla- The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering with the Santa Rosa County Legislative Coalition to host a Santa Rosa County Candidates Forum on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10, 2022.  The forum will be held at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway.  Doors will open at 5:30 pm each evening for a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, July 07, 2022
    Pensacola, Fla. (July 7, 2022) Your Better Business Bureau® Serving Northwest Florida Foundation announces the three recipients of the 2022 BBB Student Ethics Scholarships in District I (Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties).  Andrea Contreras-Fernandez, Senior Gulf Breeze High SchoolNatalia Marisa Mercado, Senior Gulf Breeze High SchoolCarly Jo Johnecheck, a senior at West Florida High ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 05, 2022
      Plus other news and updates from UWWF     HELP US STUFF THE BUS!     Stuff the Bus is only a few weeks away! Help us make sure students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are equipped with the tools they need to succeed this school year! This is the only school supply drive supported by both local school ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 01, 2022
    For Immediate Release  Contact: United Way of West FloridaJed Dembowski850.444.7042jed.dembowski@uwwf.org  Photos: A logo and a photo from 2021 can be found here- https://www.uwwf.org/stbmediaphotos  Community Partners Join United Way of West Florida to Stuff the Bus  Pensacola, FL – On July 21 you can help students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties get the tools they need to succeed this ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 21, 2022
      For Immediate Release​​​​​​Contact:  Casey Herrera  ​​​​​​​​​Casey_herrera@srmcfl.com​​​​​​​ Santa Rosa Medical Center Announces College Senior Breakfast Event   A Free event for Graduating College Seniors   Milton, FL - Santa Rosa Medical Center and Santa Rosa Medical Group will be hosting a Free Breakfast for all Graduating College Seniors, interested in career opportunities at any of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
    Saturday, January 15, 2022
    Teen Driver Challenge is BACK! If you have a teen that you think will benefit from this awesome program, then please don't hesitate to sign them up. This program fills up QUICKLY. Don't miss out!https://santarosasheriff.org/teen-driver-challenge/   *Please note that class dates are only available 3 months in advance.*
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Friday, April 17, 2020
    White House Logo Opening Up America Again President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.CRITERIAPHASE ONEPHASE TWOPHASE THREEProposed Phased ...read more
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