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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
      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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    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
     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
    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
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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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
         Yesterday, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill that includes targeted aid for the restaurant industry, plus new provisions for other industries and more, into law. We're sharing the information you need and taking your questions live this afternoon at 12:00 pm ET. Click here to register and see below for details on our ...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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    Monday, March 08, 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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    Friday, March 05, 2021
    Calling local artists!  In celebration of Pik-itz's 2nd anniversary we are having an art festival. Contact the store for more information
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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 28, 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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    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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    Friday, February 19, 2021
     John Brier, in the county's building maintenance department, helps prepare the new vaccination center. COVID Update #63 County to open mass vaccination center in Milton Santa Rosa County has leased the former department store at 6209 Hwy. 90 in Milton for a mass vaccination clinic. Santa Rosa County Public Safety and the Santa Rosa County Department of Health will ...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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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    SAFER Santa Rosa Announces Launch of Hurricane Sally Recovery Helpline  Support Alliance For Emergency Readiness (SAFER) is excited to announce the launch of the SAFER Hurricane Sally Recovery Helpline on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. The Help Line will offer an entry point to field questions for Santa Rosa County homeowners about the need of Hurricane Sally assistance.  SAFER, in ...read more
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    Monday, February 15, 2021
       Cold Weather Closures and Updates Per the latest update from the National Weather Service in Mobile, temperatures will plummet tonight into the teens to low 20s across most of the service area. Winds will remain elevated as well, leading to wind chills in the single digits to low teens. NWS has extended the Hard Freeze Warning and Wind Chill Advisory further ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 09, 2021
    Stay up-to-date on the latest funding opportunities    Small Business Updates from the SBDC at UWFSmall Business Loan & Grant Programs           SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) & Targeted EIDL AdvanceIn response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners, including ...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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    Tuesday, February 09, 2021
    Outdoor event for SRKH         Download Document     We would like to say a great big thank you to our Carolina Reaper Sponsors for sponsoring this event!!! We are looking forward to this outdoor event on March 6th. We still have vendorand chili spots, so sign up soon! Here are the rules for your ...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
      Tourist Development Office opens local grant cycle and sponsorships for marketing county events through Mar. 5Need funding to promote a local event? The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office (TDO) local event marketing grant application cycle and sponsorships program is now open. Grant and sponsorship applications and instructions are available online. Completed applications may be mailed ...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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    Thursday, February 04, 2021
    Facts Not Fear    COVID-19 Weekly Update: February 4, 2021         DAYS SINCE 1st CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19 IN FLORIDA:339 DAYS SINCE 1st VACCINE IN FLORIDA:53     This Week's Message from Chamber President & CEO Mark ...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
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization and Advisory Committees to Meet in February View this email in your browser  Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization and Advisory Committees to Meet in FebruaryThe Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m., Wed., Feb. 10, at the Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St., ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 02, 2021
     BBB® - Tuesday Tips       Posting About Your Vaccine? Be Sure To Do It SafelyHave you received your COVID-19 vaccine? Great job! But don’t share a photo of your vaccination card on social media. The self-identifying information on it makes you vulnerable to identity theft and can help scammers create phony versions.What to watch out for:You got your COVID-19 inoculation, and you are excited ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2021
     Menus    Week of February 1, 2021          WINTER VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFSMonday, February 1 andTuesday, February 2PLAYOFF STANDINGS  Spring League Registration opens on February 7th,the deadline to register isFebruary 21stSpring League begins March ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2021
        YMCA of Northwest FloridaFebruary 2021          For Social ResponsibilityFrom the Director's Desk: Taking Action to “Know Child Abuse” and Promote Diversity and EquityNow that we’re a month into 2021, you may have had a chance to consider some lessons learned from last year. If so, what will ...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
    Find everything you need to plan the perfect date night at home.View email as a webpage.   BATHROOMSALEDAILY DEALAPPLIANCES                      
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Monday, February 01, 2021
    “UWF is honored to manage this program and the distribution of State of Florida economic development funds to companies that are investing in the region’s continuing financial growth,” said Dr. Matthew Schwartz, assistant vice president of research administration. “The IRDF program highlights the University’s continuing role in the region’s economic development and recovery from both natural ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2021
    Florida’s Director of Emergency Management doubled down on the need for more vaccine doses while speaking with state senators on Thursday.  Director of Emergency Management Jared Moskowitz said if Florida had the supply, it has the capacity to administer as many as 250,000 doses a day.“We would be done with seniors in three weeks,” said Moskowitz.  Even with an extra 40,000 doses this week, the ...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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    Monday, February 01, 2021
    Don't Miss These Small Business Updates and Upcoming Webinars!    Small Business Updates from the SBDC at UWF           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 ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2021
       Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Regular MeetingThurs., Feb. 4, 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 Thurs., Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m. See the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. This meeting will be streamed live and archived ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2021
        Top Candidate Alert!   Is hiring causing you distress? Are you having trouble finding the right fit for your team? Don't have enough staff to keep up with production demands?Express Employment is interviewing/screening Top Talent every day. Our associates have many of the skill sets you might be looking for. I would like to introduce you to our Hot List of the ...read more
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    Monday, February 01, 2021
       February Events at Your Santa Rosa County Library Love Your Library Month Love Your Library Month is celebrated during February in libraries nationwide. This is a great time to recognize the important role libraries play in the cultural and economic success of local communities and the nation. Patrons may fill out a heart at the library or virtually via the online form to tell staff ...read more
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    Saturday, January 30, 2021
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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 29, 2021
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Launches Statewide Preregistration System for COVID-19 Vaccine AppointmentsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the state announced the launch of a statewide preregistration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for individuals 65 and older ...read more
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    Friday, January 29, 2021
        | JANUARY 2021 |               Committee Week 1: Protecting Consumers & Safety of Religious Institutions Legislation    The enormity of work before us during the 2021 Legislative Session began with swift actions to protect ...read more
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    Friday, January 29, 2021
        SECURING FLORIDA'S ECONOMY Economic Outlook & Jobs Solution Summit RECAP During the 2021 virtual Economic Outlook & Jobs Solution Summit, Florida Chamber Foundation Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish, other prominent economists and leading industry experts provided an economic forecast for the coming year, giving an overview of Florida's budget, economic diversification potential, the changing ...read more
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    Friday, January 29, 2021
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Garman Named Andrews Institute and Gulf Breeze Hospital Marketing Manager  PENSACOLA, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2021) – Baptist Health Care (BHC) has selected Christian Garman to serve as the marketing manager for Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Gulf Breeze ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, January 29, 2021
    PBB Repairs Progressing         IN THIS ISSUE   Bridge Repair UpdateRepair Work Remains On-ScheduleDamaged Span Full-Replacement ProgressSubstructure Pier and Pile ReplacementBridge Detour RoutesFree Bus ServiceStaying Connected V I E W   N E W S L E T T E ...read more
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    Friday, January 29, 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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    Friday, January 29, 2021
    For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 29, 2020Contact: 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 Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.  Escambia County: U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge ...read more
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    Friday, January 29, 2021
     Updates to the COVID vaccine administrationVaccine waitlist has transitioned to the state Update is highlighted.Important changes have been made to the COVID 19 vaccination process.As of today, residents registered on the Santa Rosa County vaccine waitlist have been transitioned to the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM). FDEM has partnered with ShareCare Health Data Services to ...read more
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    Friday, January 29, 2021
        Air Force Enlisted Village News for YouJanuary 28, 2021         That's A Strike!Air Force Enlisted Village teams are national Wii bowling champs  By Jim Thompson, Northwest Florida Daily News  SHALIMAR — It's easy to find the virtual bowling ...read more
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    Friday, January 29, 2021
    CLICK HERE for the list of nominees
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, January 29, 2021
    You don't want to miss this.    January 28-February 3, 2021             Gulf Breeze businesses hanging ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 26, 2021
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Health Care COVID-19 Update #27Jan. 25, 2020     Baptist Health Care’s commitment to supporting the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Northwest Florida continued last week. At a vaccination event held at Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile Tuesday through Saturday, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 19, 2021
       February 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. Note: some meeting dates and times have changed.  Marine Advisory - Feb. 2, 5 p.m. Tourist Development Council - Feb. 4, 8:30 ...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
    A few months ago I informed you of the needs in the community and told you we would soon need help. Some of you attended the Long Term Recovery meeting at the EOC discussing case management of hurricane survivors. We are going to start training, which means we also need to start looking for resources to fix or pay for those issues the case managers bring before the long term recovery ...read more
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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
             For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 14, 2021Contact: Name Name: (850) 330-1205 | ian.satter@dot.state.fl.us    First replacement deck concrete pour completed for Pensacola Bay Bridge    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractors ...read more
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    Friday, January 15, 2021
        Key Takeaways from Yesterday's Local Chamber Federation Zoom Call with Special Guest State Representative Blaise Ingoglia, House Commerce Committee Chair   "Even though we are in a much better situation and managing things better than other states, we still need to push to make sure our businesses are able to function. Part of that is Covid liability. We are working on a bill right now that we ...read more
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    Friday, January 15, 2021
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL  32428-0607KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY For Immediate ReleaseJan. 14, 2021 Contact: Ian Satter(850) 330-1205 | ian.satter@dot.state.fl.us         First replacement deck concrete pour completed for Pensacola Bay Bridge  Pensacola, Fla. – Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractors poured ...read more
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    Friday, January 15, 2021
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY    For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 15, 2020Contact: Tanya Branton(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 | tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us 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, 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
    Things are beginning to move forward on implementation of the new federal pandemic relief package with regards to businesses and employers. While more details are expected in the coming weeks, there is now some clarity on a number of important programs. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has an overview available on its website that you may find helpful. We urge you to connect with the financial ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    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
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL  32428-0607KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY    For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 8, 2021Contact: Tanya Branton(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 | tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us     Early Construction Activities Begin on U.S. 98 Widening Project in Santa Rosa County  Chipley, Fla.– Early construction activities ...read more
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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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    Friday, January 08, 2021
    Don't Miss These Small Business Updates and Upcoming Webinars!    Small Business Updates From The SBDC at UWF           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 ...read more
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    Friday, January 08, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT:  CATHY PURDON Friday, January 8, 2021                                               purdonc@santarosa.k12.fl.us     ANNOUNCING:      SANTA ROSA TEACHER OF THE YEAR SEMIFINALISTS   Santa Rosa County, FL – Santa Rosa Education Foundation has announced the five semifinalists selected from 34 school nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the ...read more
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    Friday, January 08, 2021
      For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 8, 2021Contact: Tanya Branton(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 | tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us     FDOT District Three Ask Public Input on Tentative Five-Year Work ProgramFiscal Years 2021/2022 – 2025/2026  CHIPLEY, Fla.  – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Three will present its Tentative Five-Year Work Program for fiscal years 2021/2022 thru ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, January 08, 2021
    Gulf Islands National Seashore News Release Release Date: January 08, 2021 Contact:  Ashley Warren, Ashley_Warren@nps.gov, 850-232-3640   Removal of Asphalt Debris Continues at National Seashore with Excavation of Remnant Lot at Opal Beach   GULF BREEZE, FL. – The fall-winter 2020-21 season for the onsite cleanup of asphalt fragments and road base materials began at the Gulf Islands National ...read more
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    Friday, January 08, 2021
    Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization to Host a Virtual Workshop on Thursday, January 14 View this email in your browser      Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization to Host a Virtual Workshop on Thursday, January 14 The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization will host a virtual workshop on Thurs., Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. to review ...read more
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    Friday, January 08, 2021
             For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 7, 2021Contact: Name Nameian.satter@dot.state.fl.us    FDOT’s January 7 Updates on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Recovery Efforts    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractors have set multiple beam ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 06, 2021
                   Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program        Course Topics       Introduction/OverviewBasics covered in each sectionBusiness plan step 1Explain goal is to provide people with the information they need to get started and have experts answer their ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 06, 2021
     COVID-19 Update #59 - Vaccine Wait List InformationSubscribe to receive this update via email.Updates are only sent when new information is available.See the full list of information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/covid19.  COVID Vaccine UpdateSanta Rosa County staff has been working in partnership with the Santa Rosa County Department of Health in the COVID vaccine administration. Since ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 06, 2021
         Florida COVID Liability Protections Bills Filed in House and Senate---Please Share Your Feedback ASAP---  Florida has 5th worst legal climate in the nation and the last thing job creators need as they seek to keep their doors open, employees paid and help relaunch Florida’s economy is a tsunami of frivolous COVID lawsuits. This afternoon, Senator Jeff Brandes and Representative Lawrence ...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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    Monday, December 28, 2020
    DECEMBER 28, 2020 UPDATE: A second round of PPP loans is coming (with some improvements). Many small businesses, non-profits, and independent contractors may be eligible for the new round of PPP loans. Borrowers may also qualify for a loan even if they received funds in the PPP's first round. There will be $284.5 billion in forgivable PPP loan funds available for certain borrowers that already ...read more
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    Thursday, December 24, 2020
    This story is still developing as it has not been signed by the President, and Congress may vote on an amended bill as soon as Christmas Eve.   On Monday, December 21, 2020, the Senate approved a massive emergency economic relief package, government funding, and tax cuts designed to counter the effects of the pandemic and stimulate economic growth. The legislation, introduced as a 5,593-page ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 23, 2020
    FORT WALTON BEACH MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES FIRST DISTRIBUTIONOF MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINES~ Providing additional protection, frontline healthcare colleagues began receiving initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday ~  Fort Walton Beach, FL — Fort Walton Beach Medical Center announced today that the first distribution of the Moderna vaccine has arrived to be securely stored and safely ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 23, 2020
     With your generosity, the 2020 Industry Toy Drive was a resounding success! Even in these uncertain times, our industry donated more toys and funds than ever before. Any more toys and the Grinch would have needed a larger truck!  Thank you to all who donated and contributed!             Building a Better Christmas, TOY DRIVE for Santa ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 23, 2020
      Cold weather shelter open Thurs., Dec. 24 and Fri., Dec. 25 Ferris Hill Baptist Church opens for the homeless and heatless this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day   The cold weather shelter for the homeless and/or heatless will open Thurs., Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and Fri., Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton. Those ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 23, 2020
      COVID-19 Update #56Updates 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.TestingAscension Sacred Heart Hospital together with Santa Rosa County have two drive-through testing sites. Pre-registration required; call (850) 746-2684.Tiger Point Community Center - ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 23, 2020
     BBB® - Tuesday Tips       "Like" to Win? Think Twice Before EnteringWho doesn’t want $500 in gift cards, free groceries, or designer clothes? When budgets are tight, it’s easy to be tempted by a phony social media giveaway. But before you “like” or comment on a social post in hopes of winning a prize, make sure that giveaway is the real deal. How the Scam Works:You see a post promoting a ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 23, 2020
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Thursday, December 17, 2020
    Some trends come and go, but these eight changes in customer and employee behavior are here to stay. It’s time your business got on board.  READ MORE
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    Thursday, December 17, 2020
      Friday, December 18, 2020 MEMBER LOGIN | EVENTS CALENDAR | ADVERTISE WITH USLIMITED CLASS SEATS AVAILABLE - REGISTER ONLINE NOW Share your feedback on the COVID vaccine with local health and emergency management officials Santa Rosa County health and emergency management officials are seeking feedback as they plan on a public information and distribution strategy for the forthcoming COVID 19 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020
     BBB® - Tuesday Tips       Fraudulent Charge? Might Be The Set Up For A ScamCon artists use that feeling of alarm to trick victims to acting before they can think. BBB advice? STAY CALM!!! BBB Scam Tracker is seeing reports of a con that claims that your Amazon, Paypal, or other account has been compromised. Scammers hope you’ll panic and fall for their scheme.How the Scam Works:You receive an ...read more
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    Friday, December 11, 2020
     Share your feedback on the COVID vaccine with local health and emergency management officials Santa Rosa County health and emergency management officials are seeking feedback as they plan on a public information and distribution strategy for the forthcoming COVID 19 vaccine. A brief survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/WillYouGetTheVaccine for county residents to share ...read more
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    Friday, December 11, 2020
        Key Takeaways from Yesterday's Local Chamber Federation Zoom Call with Special Guest Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees   "Vaccines will first go to 5 hospitals just to make sure it goes okay, likely this will happen next week and then after that, they will go to the other hospitals in the state depending on what we have from Pfizer and Moderna."- Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott ...read more
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    Friday, December 11, 2020
      RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY    For Immediate ReleaseDecember 11, 2020Contact: Tanya Branton(888) 638-0250, ext. 1599 | tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us   Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads ...read more
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    Friday, December 11, 2020
         2020. I don’t think any of us saw it coming. While this year was definitely challenging at times, it did bring many reasons to be grateful. One of things I’m most grateful for is your partnership. As someone concerned about childhood poverty, you are key to helping us achieve the Florida Chamber Foundation’s goal of cutting Florida’s under-18 poverty rate in half by the year 2030.  By 2030, ...read more
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    Friday, December 11, 2020
    Stress-free curbside pickup makes it easy.View email as a webpage.   BATHROOMSALEDAILY DEALAPPLIANCES                       FIND A STORE NEAR YOUGET OUR APP    MANAGE SUBSCRIPTIONS|UNSUBSCRIBE|CONTACT US This email is intended for chanda.ryan@navarrechamber.com. Chanda, thank you for your business. View our Privacy ...read more
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    Friday, December 11, 2020
    For Immediate Release (Photos, video links at the bottom)  December 10, 2020NEWS RELEASE  SECAF PRESENTS AIR FORCE CROSS TO SPECIAL TACTICS AIRMAN 24th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs  CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett presented a Special Tactics Airman with the Air Force Cross during a ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, December 10. ...read more
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    Friday, December 11, 2020
        December 10-16, 2020             Gone too soon: Navarre freshman's death shocked family, friends              Beach ...read more
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    Friday, December 11, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Animal Services hosting Christmas celebration on December 19   Join animal services for a festive day of events on Sat., Dec. 19 as they celebrate the howlidays! All adoption fees will be waived as the shelter’s Christmas gift to you. Pet Photos with Santa The shelter is offering pet photos with Santa Claus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m! Sessions are ...read more
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    Friday, December 11, 2020
    Happy Holidays from our family to yours          Thank you for your support and commitment to making a positive impact in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Closing the gaps in health, education, and financial stability is possible because of you! By giving your time, talent, and/or treasure to United Way of West Florida, you ...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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    Friday, December 11, 2020
             For Immediate ReleaseDecember 10, 2020Contact: Name Nameian.satter@dot.state.fl.us    FDOT’s December 10 Updates on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Recovery Efforts    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With damage inspections complete, Florida Department of Transportation ...read more
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    Friday, December 11, 2020
                  2020 Annual Awards Nomination Form     Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available for Annual Awards & Installation Gala     Secure Your Gala Sponsorship Now          Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce | 1804 ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 17, 2020                CONTACT:  Cathy Purdon purdonc@santarosa.k12.fl.us                        ANNOUNCING 2020-2021 SREF TEACHER GRANT RECIPIENTS:  SANTA ROSA EDUCATION FOUNDATION AWARDS $36,000 IN TEACHER GRANTS  Santa Rosa County, FL:  Santa Rosa Education Foundation is pleased to award 36 Teacher Grants totaling $36,000 to Santa Rosa public educators.  ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Saturday, November 07, 2020
                          2020 Florida Chamber Virtual Insurance Summit RECAP: 40 Speakers and Key Takeaways  That’s a wrap on the Florida Chamber’s 14th Annual Insurance Summit! This two-day virtual event was filled with fantastic speakers who shared valuable insight into Florida’s future, the key industry-impacting trends, political changes, and so much more. We hope all those who attended ...read more
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    Friday, November 06, 2020
    You don't want to miss this.    November 5-11, 2020             Paralyzed skateboarder hopes to surf ...read more
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    Friday, November 06, 2020
       Throughout November, FEMA will host a series of webinars to promote important activities that make up the preparedness cycle. The webinars will target the Integrated Preparedness Plan and Integrated Preparedness Planning Workshop. See below for dates and times and to register for these webinars.  FEMA has three Civil Rights Stakeholder Summits planned to strengthen the foundation for an ...read more
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    Friday, November 06, 2020
       County offices closed for Veterans Day Residents asked to honor veterans virtually Santa Rosa County's traditional Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Plaza has been cancelled for 2020. Residents are asked to honor veterans virtually this year. Here are a few ideas:1 - Volunteer! Literally lend a helping hand.Disabled American VeteransSoldiers' AngelsVeterans ...read more
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    Friday, November 06, 2020
    Good Morning, ESF 18 Partners- Attached is the latest report from the State Meteorology Team regarding Tropical Depression Eta. Please note the following: Tropical Depression Eta is expected to strengthen into a Tropical Storm today.It is important to NOT focus on the exact track of Eta. Impacts will extend well beyond the cone away from the center. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding will be ...read more
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    Friday, November 06, 2020
    The U. S. Small Business Administration recently issued the attached press release to the media.  The SBA announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Florida as a result of a hurricane, high winds, excessive rain and flooding on Sept. ...read more
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    Monday, November 02, 2020
        Small Business Updates From The SBDC at UWF           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 in Northwest ...read more
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    Monday, November 02, 2020
    Whether your business has been impacted by a natural or manmade disaster or economic downturn, the Florida SBDC Network is here to provide access to the disaster capital and resources your businesses needs to recover, rebuild, and grow. These problems are not easy to overcome, however the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin working with you to help overcome these challenges.   More ...read more
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    Monday, November 02, 2020
    The SBA is encouraging Florida businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Sally on Sept. 14 - 28, 2020, to submit their loan applications for physical damages by Dec. 1, even if they have not settled with their insurance company. If a survivor has not settled their insurance claim, SBA will consider making a loan for the total loss up to its loan limits.  The insurance settlement will be used ...read more
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    Friday, October 30, 2020
      Sent on behalf of FEMA and Florida SERT Oct. 30, 2020  DR-4564-FL NR 024 State News Desk: (850) 921-0217  FEMA News Desk: (850) 914-7919  One month remains to apply for FEMA Assistance$94 million in federal funds provided to Hurricane Sally survivors in Florida Florida Panhandle residents who have uninsured losses ...read more
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    Friday, October 30, 2020
        October 29-November 4, 2020             New grocery store could be coming to area             Voters turn out in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, October 30, 2020
    The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, Florida Chamber Foundation, and University of West Florida Haas Center are pleased to release The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Florida’s Small Businesses, a new study examining the impact of the coronavirus on the state’s small businesses and extent of damage to their business ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
     Early Voting Hours Modified Due to Tropical Storm Zeta Santa Rosa County early voting hours will be modified due to the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Zeta after consulting with the Department of State, the local emergency management office, and the Santa Rosa County Canvassing Board. All six early voting sites in Santa Rosa County will be open Wed., Oct. ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    We've got new hours!  Sun-Wed: 11am-9pm (seating ends at 8pm) Thu-Sat: 11am-Midnight (late night menu after 9pm)
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
     Zeta forecast track from the National Weather Service Zeta Update #3 - No evacuations; county to open shelter at Milton Community Center   Oct. 27, 2 p.m. - Santa Rosa County is under a tropical storm warning and surge warning. The National Weather Service of Mobile is forecasting Zeta to impact Santa Rosa County beginning Wednesday evening with occasional gusts ...read more
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    Monday, October 26, 2020
    Here are some events & meetings happening this week,along with a few deadline reminders:Tuesday, October 27 at 2 pmHospitality & Tourism Committee Meeting via ZoomTuesday, October 27 at 4 pmHurricane Sally Recovery Update from FEMA & SBA via Facebook LIVEWednesday, October 28 at 10 amSRC Ribbon Cutting for New Showers & Restrooms at Navarre Beach Park (just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing ...read more
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    Monday, October 26, 2020
     Sand is available at five locations throughout Santa Rosa County  Tropical Storm Zeta may bring wind and heavy rains to area - make preparations now   Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m. - Santa Rosa County Emergency Management officials continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Zeta. While potential impacts are still too early to determine, residents are reminded to follow ...read more
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    Monday, October 26, 2020
     Development Services closing at 3:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 28Santa Rosa County Development Services will close at 3:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 28 for maintenance purposes. Normal business hours will resume Thurs., Oct. 29. We apologize for any inconvenience. For questions, call (850) 981-7000.    Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share via Email  Santa Rosa County. All Rights ...read more
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    Monday, October 26, 2020
     Sand is available at five locations throughout Santa Rosa County  Santa Rosa County under Tropical Storm Watch and Surge Watch for Hurricane Zeta   Oct. 26, 4 p.m. - Per the National Hurricane Center, Zeta strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane at 2:10 p.m. Santa Rosa County is now under a tropical storm watch and surge watch. A watch is issued when conditions ...read more
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    Friday, October 23, 2020
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    Friday, October 23, 2020
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL  32399-0450KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY        For Immediate ReleaseOctober 22, 2020Contact: Ian Satterian.satter@dot.state.fl.us FDOT’s October 22 Updates on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Recovery Efforts  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  Pursuant to Executive Order 20-224 and the extension in ...read more
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    Friday, October 23, 2020
      It’s already time for our October Federation  Zoom call. Please join me, Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees, Our Chief Economist, Dr. Jerry Parrish, Nick Catroppo, VP of Political Operations and our Florida Chamber team on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 p.m. EST to discuss:• The latest COVID-19 Numbers, Trends and Analysis • Updated Local Chamber Survey Responses • ...read more
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    Friday, October 23, 2020
        October 22-28, 2020             Navarre Beach Pier boosts economy, centers community             5 things to know: ...read more
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    Friday, October 23, 2020
    Press Release  Jeanese Hayward Receives Santa Rosa Medical Center’s Nursing Excellence Award  MILTON, FL, October 23, 2020 – Santa Rosa Medical Center announced that Jeanese Hayward, RN has been selected to receive its Nursing Excellence Award.  This peer-nominated award, created in honor of 2020 being the “Year of the Nurse,” and in recognition of the critical role nurses have played in ...read more
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    Friday, October 23, 2020
    October 21, 2020 OCTOBER 24 IS NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION  DRUG TAKE BACK DAY    Contact: Matt Dobson, PIORoger.Dobson@flhealth.gov850-564-2233 Milton, Fla - On Saturday October 24, the Santa Rosa and Escambia County Health Departments are encouraging the residents of both counties to participate in the National Drug Take Back Day coordinated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This ...read more
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    Friday, October 23, 2020
      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 Florida Animal Friend to spay/neuter 300 community cats!   Residents can register up to five community cats at a time. Citizen must be a Santa Rosa County resident and the cats must be at least three ...read more
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    Thursday, October 22, 2020
        COVID-19 Weekly Update: October 15, 2020    A Message from Chamber President & CEO Mark Wilson:          -- TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER -- Our 2020 Virtual Future of Florida Forum & Annual Meeting is Next Week  ***Click here to see ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
     South End FEMA Mobile Registration Center moving to Gulf Breeze Community Center The FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center located in the south end of Santa Rosa County will be moving to the Gulf Breeze Community Center, 800 Shoreline Dr. in Gulf Breeze, on Wed., Oct. 21. The center located in Milton will remain at Pensacola State College Milton campus.Gulf Breeze Community Center800 Shoreline ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
       November 2020 Public Meetings  All Santa Rosa County Board of County Commission meetings and other county department meetings are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline Street in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.Marine Advisory - Nov. 3, 5:00 p.m.Tourist Development Council Board Meeting - Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m.Commission Committee - CancelledBuilding Code Board of ...read more
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    Monday, October 19, 2020
          Representative Matt Gaetz U.S. Representative for the First District of Florida1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-4136 Hello, Friends — On Wednesday morning, the New York Post, one of America’s largest newspapers, published the shocking story “Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad,” with ...read more
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    Monday, October 19, 2020
     Menus    Week of October 19, 2020          Live Music This Week    Grape Drink DuoWednesday, Oct 215-9 PMChauncy CrandallThursday, Oct 225-9 ...read more
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    Monday, October 19, 2020
    As of COB yesterday, SBA had approved 230 disaster loans for more than $9.1 million.   We have centers open in Escambia and Okaloosa Counties where people can get one-on-one assistance with submitting their applications or asking questions. The centers are open 7 days a week, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (Attached files: SBA FL PSA Hurricane Sally-BRC Locations.mp3 = PSA; and 30sec ...read more
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    Friday, October 16, 2020
     Thumbnail of Navarre Park overall site plan, click link for PDF in higher resolution  Phase 1 of Navarre Park improvements underway Santa Rosa County is redeveloping the existing Navarre Park to create a top-notch recreational experience for all ages and abilities. The park, located at 8543 Navarre Parkway, will be renovated in three phases. Construction of Phase 1 is expected to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, October 16, 2020
    We have GOOD news to share!  Starting December 17th, United Airlines will begin non-stop service from PNS to Washington – Dulles (IAD).  This route will allow for additional flow to the Northeast while also providing additional follow on destinations that are served from IAD.   We foresee the following schedule:  Timings: 1:29 CST depart PNS, 4:50 EST arrival in IAD Flight time: 2 hour, 20 ...read more
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    Thursday, October 15, 2020
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL  32399-0450KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY        For Immediate ReleaseOctober 15, 2020Contact: Ian Satterian.satter@dot.state.fl.us FDOT’s October 15 Updates on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Recovery Efforts  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  As demolition efforts continue on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, ...read more
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    Thursday, October 15, 2020
      Santa Rosa County libraries open for computer use and "grab and go" browsing beginning Oct. 19 In compliance with orders from local and state officials and to maintain the safety of patrons and employees, the Santa Rosa Library System is implementing a phased approach to re-opening.Beginning Mon., Oct. 19Libraries are open to the public for computer use and “grab and go” ...read more
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    Thursday, October 15, 2020
     Friday is the last day to apply for the Santa Rosa County Small Business Economic Recovery GrantDeadline to submit required supporting documentation extended to Oct. 23 at 5 p.m.  Santa Rosa County has allocated $2.6 million of CARES Act funding to provide grants of up to $20,000 to local small businesses. To date, nearly $1 million in grant funding has been disbursed.In partnership ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    Protecting survivors and FEMA personnel is our priority, we are encourage survivors to register with FEMA online or by phone before visit the FEMA registrations sites. FEMA follows COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors and personnel are safe.  Individuals who come to the centers, must have to check in at a registration table, give their name and phone number, and then wait in their cars until ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 14, 2020
        Small Business Updates From the SBDC at UWF That You "Oct." to Know About         Okaloosa County CARES  Through the Federal CARES Act funding, Okaloosa County and all the Cities have joined together to offer a variety of grant and other programs to help 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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    Monday, October 12, 2020
     CARES Act Programs Available to Santa Rosa County Residents Small Business Economic Recovery GrantApplications must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m.    Santa Rosa County has allocated a total of $2.6 million of CARES Act funding to provide grants of up to $20,000 to eligible small businesses. In partnership with the Florida Small Business Development ...read more
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    Monday, October 12, 2020
     FEMA Mobile Registration Center opens in Milton FEMA has opened a second mobile registration center for Hurricane Sally survivors in Santa Rosa County. The center, called a Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC), is staffed with FEMA personnel who can assist with registration and answer questions about disaster-assistance programs. Center locations:  Pensacola State CollegeMilton ...read more
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    Monday, October 12, 2020
    Were you spotted @ the run?     Thank you for participating in the 12th Annual Run for the Reef!12TH ANNUAL RUN FOR THE REEF 5K & 10K PICS ARE IN!    Click to view race results! Click to view pictures!          Photos are available as downloads, prints, wall art, ...read more
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    Friday, October 09, 2020
                  Part 2 of Our 3-Part Webinars Series on Why Amendment 2 is Bad for Florida, and Even Worse Floridians                                                                                   Join us Wednesday, October 14 to get an update on our grassroots efforts and learn how to get involved –­ we will be joined by special guests Rep. Mel Ponder, Erika Donalds, former ...read more
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    Friday, October 09, 2020
    The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Joins Florida Chamber In Opposition of Amendment 2 The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce joins the Florida Chamber of Commerce in opposition of 2020 ballot initiative, Amendment 2 - the Raising of Florida Minimum Wage (“Amendment 2”). As currently presented, Amendment 2 will be detrimental to the business community, its employees, and consumers. The ...read more
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    Thursday, October 08, 2020
        COVID-19 Weekly Update: October 8, 2020    If You Haven't Registered for the 2020 Virtual Future of Florida Forum and Florida Chamber Annual Meeting -- Click Here     A Message from Chamber President & CEO Mark ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 06, 2020
    Good Afternoon, ESF 18 Partners -  Attached is the latest report from the State Meteorology Team regarding Hurricane Delta. Please note the following: Delta is now a Category 4 Major Hurricane.The track forecast has shifted west and remains centered on Louisiana.However, some direct impacts to the Florida Panhandle are possible later this week from Delta and the forecast should continue to be ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 06, 2020
    Residents with damage should first register with FEMA at disasterassistance.gov (short-term grants) and then apply to SBA for a disaster loan at disasterloan.sba.gov. Those whose loan applications are denied by SBA are referred back to FEMA for potential additional grant consideration. If approved for a loan, an applicant is under no obligation to accept it. They can turn it down now, and still ...read more
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    Friday, October 02, 2020
     Note: County Administrator Dan Schebler will be in attendance at the regional Hurricane Sally news conference today (Fri., Oct. 2) at 3 p.m. It will be available live at myescambia.com/ectv.   Hurricane Sally update #21 Fri., Oct. 2  - Updates are highlightedSanta Rosa County Damage Assessment Report:50 public facilities damaged (10 roads/bridges, four public buildings, 34 ...read more
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    Friday, October 02, 2020
     Gulf Islands News Release   Release Date:     Immediate Contacts:            Brent Everitt, Brent_Everitt@nps.gov, 435-773-3156   UPDATE: Some Florida Areas to Reopen After Hurricane Sally   Gulf Breeze, Fla. –National Park Service officials will reopen several areas of Gulf Islands National Seashore in Florida this weekend. On Saturday, October 3, Johnson Beach in the Perdido Key Area and the ...read more
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    Friday, October 02, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19 ~Florida has Fifty Consecutive Days of New Case Positivity Rate Below 10 Percent~  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, ...read more
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    Friday, October 02, 2020
    For Immediate Release                                                      Contact: Tanya BrantonOctober 2, 2020                                                     Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us  Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic AdvisoryChipley, Fla. – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia and Santa Rosa ...read more
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    Thursday, October 01, 2020
    Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTIS GOVERNOR605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL  32399-0450KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY      For Immediate ReleaseOctober 1, 2020Contact: Ian Satterian.satter@dot.state.fl.us FDOT’s October 1 Updates on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Recovery Efforts  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After a multi-layer inspection and assessment by the Florida ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 30, 2020
             Santa Rosa County Business Recovery Grant  Santa Rosa County has allocated a total of $2.6 million of CARES Act funding to provide grants of up to $20,000 to eligible small businesses. In partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center, applications will be reviewed on a first come, ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    Please find attached the CARES Act Non-Profit Grant Program Parameters and the CARES Act Non-Profit Grant Application that we just received.  We have not capped the total allocation for the overall program nor have we set a limit for each individual applicant.  The clear intent is to meet the need.  We know that all requests will undergo a third party review for eligibility so we think it best to ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 29, 2020
     Hurricane Sally update #20 Mon., Sept. 28, 3:00 p.m. - Updates are highlightedMany boat ramps are still under water, covered by sand or inaccessible. Public works crews are working to restore them for use. Use the Santa Rosa County Boat Ramps GIS map (https://bit.ly/3i0NTP5) to check the status. The small black and white sailboat icons represent closed boat ramps on the map.Santa Rosa County has ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 29, 2020
                  Florida Chamber Invites You to a 3-Part Webinar Series on Why Amendment 2 is Bad for Florida, and Even Worse for Floridians  Dear Chandra:                     For over a year, the Florida Chamber of Commerce has been fighting against Ballot Amendment 2, which would be America’s first constitutionally mandated statewide $15 minimum wage that will be part of Florida’s ...read more
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    Friday, September 25, 2020
    RON DESANTIS GOVERNORFlorida Department of Transportation1074 Highway 90 Chipley, FL 32428KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. SECRETARY  For Immediate Release                                                      Contact: Tanya BrantonSeptember 25, 2020                                               Toll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us  Escambia and Santa Rosa County ...read more
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    Thursday, September 24, 2020
    Facts Not Fear    COVID-19 Weekly Update: September 24, 2020    Register for Future of Florida Forum     A Message from Chamber President & CEO Mark Wilson:          It's Week 30 (day 206) since Florida's first confirmed cases of ...read more
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    Thursday, September 24, 2020
    Good Morning All, Late last night, President Trump granted, in part, Governor DeSantis’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration following the impacts of Hurricane Sally. For reference, I’ve attached a copy of the Major Disaster Declaration. Under these provisions, Escambia county will be eligible for all categories of Public Assistance. Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
     New virtual programs at Santa Rosa County Libraries Preschool Storytime and Toddler Time The fall sessions of Preschool Storytime and Toddler Time are going virtual. Beginning Sept. 14, new videos will be posted each Monday on the library system’s Storytime and Toddler Time pages. Videos will be available until Dec. 4 when the fall session ends.  Tween/Teen Clubs and Adult ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
     Tiger Point tennis courts closed for re-striping Sept. 21-24Pickle ball courts coming to the park! Santa Rosa Facilities Maintenance will close the Tiger Point tennis courts for re-striping Sept. 21-24. Upon completion, the each of the two courts will also serve as pickle ball courts. In addition, crews will paint arrows on the park's walking track.  #     #     #  Santa Rosa County. ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19  ~Positivity rate of new cases below 10 percent for four consecutive weeks~  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a ...read more
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    Thursday, September 10, 2020
    As COVID-19 continues to impact business and industries around the world, there may be one industry seeing some positive changes, at least for now.Some local real estate agents say Northwest Florida is a hot market right now.   Read more here.
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    Thursday, September 10, 2020
      Santa Rosa County 911 Coordinator Kevin Sowell recognized as PSAP's finest technician of the year  Santa Rosa County 911 Coordinator Kevin Sowell was recognized as NICE's Public Safety Answering Point's finest technician of the year. Sowell has been employed with Santa Rosa County since October 1992 and has been a dispatcher, a dispatch supervisor and 911 coordinator as well as ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
       17th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour highlights family-friendly fall activities throughout Santa Rosa County This year marks the 17th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour, a series of family-friendly fall festivities from September through the beginning of November. Enjoy the crisp air as you pick your own pumpkin, fish the many waters in Santa Rosa County and discover new cultural ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
     Housing assistance available for Santa Rosa County residentsApplications now being accepted   The Santa Rosa County Housing Department has been awarded $1.6 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for mortgage/rent/utility assistance for residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The funding will be used to ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
    The Senate will vote on a coronavirus stimulus bill as early as this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.  In a statement, the Kentucky Republican said the chamber aims to take up what he called a “targeted proposal, focused on some of the very most urgent healthcare, education, and economic issues.” The package would allow states to restart enhanced unemployment insurance at $300 ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 08, 2020
    Tips for Moving During COVID-19 Planning on moving soon? Here are some of our top safety tips for moving during COVID-19 to protect your family and belongings.Read More...5 Small Home Improvements to Prepare Your Home to Sell Home improvement projects (big or small), have a reputation for helping boost the value of your home and make it more attractive to a larger pool of potential home buyers. ...read more
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    Monday, August 31, 2020
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Experienced ENT Physician Alan Grimm, M.D., Joins Baptist Medical Group  PENSACOLA, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2020) – Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome board-certified otolaryngologist Alan Grimm, M.D., to its multispecialty physician network. Dr. Grimm is dedicated to the ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    Good Morning, ESF 18 Partners- Attached is the latest report from the state meteorology team regarding Hurricane Laura and the remnants of Marco. Please note the following:Hurricane LauraAll direct impacts from Laura have ended.All watches and warnings have been canceled for the Florida Keys.Nuisance coastal flooding at high tide over the next few days is possible in the Panhandle and Big Bend, ...read more
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    Friday, June 26, 2020
    Copies of the Santa Rosa County Disaster Preparedness Guide are available at The Navarre Chamber Information Center located at 1804 Prado Street (behind TC's Front Porch).
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    Saturday, May 16, 2020
    Plan submitted to resume vacation rentals By Staff Reporters on May 16, 2020 If accepted, vacation rentals could start as early as Monday Santa Rosa County Administrator, Dan Schebler, submitted a plan to the State of Florida to reopen short term vacation rentals late Friday afternoon. The plan stated that if accepted, Santa Rosa vacation/short term rental units will begin taking reservations ...read more
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    Friday, May 15, 2020
        POWERED BY OUR SPONSORS      May 15, 2020     A Message from the Florida Chamber     Governor DeSantis continued making announcements yesterday as he leads Florida through the various phases and steps of relaunching Florida’s economy. And, based on ...read more
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    Friday, May 15, 2020
    All 67 counties may now begin re-opening as we continue to implement our #SafeSmartStepbyStep Plan for Florida’s Recovery. CLICK HERE for more details
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    Monday, May 11, 2020
    As our community begins the reopening and recovery efforts from the impacts of COVID-19, a myriad of local organizations are focused on providing data and guidance as we look at resetting our economy.  In this document you will find the initial work product from this working group.  Many of these recommendations and the supporting data in this plan are directly from Governor Ron DeSantis’ Phase ...read more
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    Monday, May 11, 2020
    Welcome Sam Yozviak to the PrimeLending Team! Sam will be working out of our Navarre, FL branch and brings over 16 years of professional experience in the mortgage business. We are thrilled to have him join our PrimeLending family and excited to watch all his success. Welcome to the team, Sam!!
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    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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