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    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
     Multiple topics in one email are a lot to take in, but we think this will be of interest to many businesses in our community.   -----------------------------   PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM Much anticipated guidelines for the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act were released by the SBA today. SBA provides that lenders may begin processing applications as soon as April 3. Important ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Pensacola, Fla. (March 30, 2020) – The proposed federal stimulus package announced last week includes sending every American a check to offset lost income from the coronavirus crisis. Scammers wasted no time in taking advantage of this news! BBB is already getting reports on BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/ScamTracker) about government imposters calling about the checks. Watch out for these phony ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
     BBB® Resource Links       Your BBB has put together a resource document to include many services throughout the state should you need assistance during this COVID-19 pandemic.Our office is currently open during regular business hours for phone calls and emails and you can access the BBB website 24/7.As we all navigate these uncharted waters of this crisis, please know that we are here for you ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    March 30, 2020DOH-santa rosa covid-19 call lineopen to the public County health department's line is open for residents with questions about COVID-19Contact: Debbie Stilphen, PIOPIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov850-564-2275Milton, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) has established a dedicated call line to respond to residents' questions and concerns about COVID-19 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Emergency Management COVID-19 #16 - Mon., Mar. 30Updates are highlighted. Subscribe to receive this update via email. See our full list of information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/covid19.Santa Rosa CountyFind daily updated information on operations at Santa Rosa County offices as well as information for constitutional officers, municipalities and other ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Sunday, March 29, 2020
     March 29, 2020   A Message from the Florida Chamber: COVID-19 UpdateGood morning. We’re just one day away from our statewide COVID-19 conference call with Governor Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Scott Rivkees. It’s taking place Monday, March 30th at 2 p.m. EST, and we’re almost at capacity. Please register now to hear the latest Florida specific details on COVID-19 and what Chamber members need ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
    Congress just approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses — and borrowers who maintain or restore their payrolls won’t have to pay back the loans.  Want to know how to apply? Check out the easy, step-by-step Small Business Coronavirus Emergency Loan Guide here:  CLICK HERE If you need help, please ask! Chanda Ryan, Executive Director Navarre Beach Area Chamber of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
     March 28, 2020   A Message from the Florida Chamber: COVID-19 UpdateGood morning fellow Floridians. First, if you haven’t registered for our statewide conference call with Governor Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Scott Rivkees on Monday, March 30 at 2 p.m. EST, please know that we’re almost at capacity so please register today. Governor DeSantis and General Rivkees will provide the latest ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Friday, March 27, 2020
        COVID-19 Call with Governor DeSantis-LAST CHANCE!   Dear Ellen, If you have not already registered, - and if you have, thank you, I wanted to give you one last chance to do so before we close registration. I don't have to tell you what a challenging time this is. You know how disruptive COVID-19 has been to our economy, the business community and our workforce. In talking to so many of you, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, March 27, 2020
              Proud Partner Of:         In response to the significant economic impacts from COVID-19 in Florida, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber is joining the efforts of our friends at the Greater Pensacola Chamber, Florida Restaurant & Lodging ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, March 27, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Emergency Management COVID-19 #15 - Fri., Mar. 27Updates are highlighted. Subscribe to receive this update via email. See our full list of information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/covid19.Santa Rosa CountyFind a list of major retailers such as Walmart, Target, Publix and Winn Dixie as well as other businesses that are hiring here.Find daily updated information on ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Are you looking for work? WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND WE HAVE JOBS throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties! &##128521; Call Express Employment Professionals NOW at 850-494-1776 to speak with one of our recruiting specialists. NOW HIRING:One Hour Air Conditioning & HeatingBenjamin FranklinMister Sparky We are hiring HVAC technicians and installers, plumbers and electricians for both our ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    For Immediate ReleaseContact: Jon Potrzeba Director of Marketing United Way of West Florida 850-444-7042 (direct) 850-860-0713 (mobile) Email: jon.potrzeba@uwwf.org  UNITED WAY OF WEST FLORIDA RECEIVES $250,000 IN COVID-19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FROM GULF POWER FOUNDATIONPENSACOLA, Fla. – March 26, 2020 As communities around the world grapple with the lasting economic and health impacts of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Chambers of Commerce in the two county area in conjunction with Senator Doug Broxson, Mayor Grover Robinson, Santa Rosa County Commission Board Chairman, Don Salter, and Escambia County Commission Board Chairman, Steven Barry are hosting a medical supply drive on Friday, April 3, 2020 from 8am-4pm.  We are asking individuals and businesses, such as construction companies, contractors, nail ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Baptist Health Care COVID-19 Update #5March 26, 2020   We have two presumptive positive patients in our care at Gulf Breeze Hospital and one presumptive positive patient in our care at Baptist hospital. We are following all CDC protocols to ensure the safety of our ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com  The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
        COVID-19 Call with Governor DeSantis-SPACE LIMITED!   I don't have to tell you what a challenging time this is. You know how disruptive COVID-19 has been to our economy, the business community and our workforce. In talking to so many of you, you've asked us to put a call together with Governor DeSantis so that's what we're doing. Please join me and fellow Chamber members for an important call ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Emergency Management COVID-19 update #13 - Wed., Mar. 25Updates are highlighted. Subscribe to receive this update via email.Santa Rosa CountyFind daily updated information on operations at Santa Rosa County offices as well as information for constitutional officers, the school board, municipalities and other agencies here.View community event cancellations and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    This was emailed to all Navarre Chamber Members this morning . . . . . Here is a link to the Chamber’s Video Update that Monica & I did this morning.  We are sharing it with you (our members), posting it on our social and it is also available on the Chamber’s YouTube Channel.  IMPORTANT REMINDER:  If your business/organization has not made some sort of public recognition surrounding COVID-19 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
          Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will publicly post a prerecorded online webinar addressing questions arising under any of the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and the COVID-19 pandemic to its website www.eeoc.gov on Friday afternoon, March 27. No registration is ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
        March 24, 2020     A Message from the Florida Chamber: COVID-19 UpdateWith nearly 400,000 global cases of the coronavirus, will today finally be the day that Congressional lawmakers take action to secure America’s future? I am a fan of many of Winston Churchill’s quotes and the one that comes to mind when I think about the current action of many of our Congressional leader ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
     To better understand and measure the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s tourism industry, VISIT FLORIDA has created a data dashboard to track key economic indicators and trends, including:Hotel demandVacation rental bookingsAirline capacityWeb traffic relating to vacation planningThis one-of-a-kind VISIT FLORIDA dashboard will be constantly updated with the latest information and insight into the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One New Death Related to COVID-19, 11 a.m. Update~1,330 positive cases in Florida Residents and 82 positive cases in non-Florida residents~  TALLAHASSEE — To keep Florida residents and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
      Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Regular MeetingThurs., Mar. 26, 9 a.m. at Administrative Complex in Milton     #     #     #
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    This Thursday, County commissioners will be considering repurposing the StRIVE Grant for small business to create a COVID-19 relief grant program for small business. CLICK HERE for more details
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Update 3/20/20:  The Santa Rosa County Tax Collector serves nearly a thousand customers per day. Stan Nichols takes his sworn obligation to provide service to the public as well as being committed to the health and safety of employees and customers seriously.  In order to protect customers and staff from the spread of COVID-19, as well as follow the CDC guidelines, some further precautions are ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
       Representative Matt Gaetz U.S. Representative for the First District of Florida 1721 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, DC 20515(202) 225-4136 Hello, Friends — This week, as we have adjusted to the new challenges presented by COVID-19, we have seen America unite to tackle this crisis. Together, Congress and President Trump are ensuring that sick Americans get the care they need, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    This week, Senator Rick Scott released a letter to the editors of Florida papers outlining steps that families can take to keep themselves safe and healthy, and help curb the spread of the Coronavirus in the U.S. In the letter, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “The Coronavirus is a public health threat that is not going away anytime soon. Now is the time to get serious and take every ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
      Strategies to Help Your Business in the Wake of Social Distancing   The country recommended people stay in their homes; airlines are grounding flights, the state has implemented shutdowns on schools and entire industries.  Your customers are being told to only leave for necessities; your employees are working from home, and you’re looking around an expanse of open space in what used to be a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Friday, March 20, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces One New Death Related to COVID-19, 11 a.m. Update~474 positive cases in Florida Residents and 46 positive cases in non-Florida residents~  TALLAHASSEE — To keep Florida residents and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts
    Friday, March 20, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Emergency Management COVID-19 update #7 - Fri., Mar. 20Beaches and restaurants to close at midnight tonight   Santa Rosa County has enacted an emergency measure to close Navarre Beach and the pier, and to limit restaurants to take out and delivery only, effective as of midnight tonight, Fri., Mar. 20. This closure includes all of Navarre ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Friday, March 20, 2020
        | MARCH 2020 |    An Unprecedented Time: Prepare, Don't Panic    Now, more than ever, it's imperative that we prepare as best we can but that we don't panic. One way to do that is to be sure you are accessing and sharing information from credible sources. Below you will find several sites with accurate information from state government, which your tax dollars help ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    From: Chris Doolin > Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 12:33 PM To: Chris Doolin > Subject: Conference Call with President Trump and Small Business Owners   Please see the message below from the White House - small business conference call today at 3:45pm EST. Please distribute as appropriate. Leda ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Friday, March 20, 2020
       Santa Rosa County Emergency Management COVID-19 update #8 - Fri., Mar. 20Updates are highlighted. Note, this is a rapidly evolving event, for up-to-the-minute updates from organizations outside of the BOCC, visit their web sites.State of FloridaAs of Fri., Mar. 20, the governor of Florida issued Executive Order 20-71; key points include:Suspension of alcohol sales on the premises by ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    KEEPING NAVARRE STRONG - TOGETHER   Navarre Beach / Santa Rosa County Travel Update   COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES   Our community is facing very fluid and extraordinary times in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.    The Navarre Chamber Information Center at 1804 Prado Street (behind TC’s Front Porch) is closed to walk-in visitors, but we will continue to serve ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
     COVID-19 News Conference today (Thur., Mar. 19) at 1 p.m.The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners will host a news conference today at 1 p.m. along with the Department of Health, School District, City of Milton and City of Gulf Breeze. It will be streamed live here. The video will also be archived and the link will be made available in this afternoon's news release and posted to social ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    FEDERAL LOAN ASSISTANCE-The Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans are working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a result of the disaster.- These fixed ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    See the full conference online here.·  A state of local emergency has been declared in Santa Rosa County, which means the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners waives the procedures and formalities otherwise required of Santa Rosa County pertaining to:Performance of public work and taking whatever prudent action is necessary to insure the health, safety, and welfare of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
                 Florida Legislature Takes Steps to Keep Florida's Momentum GoingLowers Cost of Living, Reduces Cost of Doing Business, Prepares for Future Growth, Protects Florida's Constitution and Prepares for Virus' Impact         As we work to grow ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2020Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com  The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2020  Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com   The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Today (3/18) at 3:00 PM CST, Associate Director of the Florida SBDC at UWF, Dorian Zwierewicz, will host an online presentation available to business owners and public stakeholders regarding updates on the &##128073; Emergency Bridge Loan Program&##128072;, updates on the Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and Florida SBDC efforts to assist and process these loan programs.To join the informational ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Dear Chamber Member,   Our businesses and organizations are a huge blessing to our community.   In this season of crisis and fear, we must rise up and do what we can do. The Chamber is offering a FREE “Shop Local/Support Local” E-BLAST this Friday to all our Members! If you would like to get out a flyer about you; maybe listing specials, services, coupons, special hours, pickup/delivery, or ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    With the rapid dissemination of COVID-19 information this week, VISIT FLORIDA is committed to ensuring you remain as informed as possible as we assist in our state’s emergency response efforts.Beaches, Bars & Restaurants On March 17, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-68 to reduce density and crowds in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and beaches to mitigate the spread ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    he Haas Center at the University of West Florida seeks to understand the types of travel and spending changes that have occurred during the COVID-19 outbreak in the US.Take the survey: http://uwf.edu/CoronavirusSurvey
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
        March 18, 2020     Watch a message from Florida Chamber President and CEO Mark Wilson.   Please share this message with other business leaders, and encourage them to sign-up to receive their personal copy, and remember you can always get the latest updates from the Florida Chamber's COVID-19 Resource ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    TODAY (3/18) at 3:00 PM CST, Associate Director of the Florida SBDC at UWF Dorian Zwierewicz will host an online presentation available to business owners and public stakeholders regarding updates on the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, updates on the Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and Florida SBDC efforts to assist and process these loan programs. To join the informational meeting ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, 11 a.m. Update~289 positive cases in Florida Residents and 25 positive cases in non-Florida residents~  TALLAHASSEE —  To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    A public input form is available for input/comment on individual agenda items or to bring forward issues to be heard at public forum. The single meeting format (all business completed at regular meetings on Thursdays) will be continued through April. No decision has been made on the April Special Rezoning meeting.·  Veterans Services is no longer seeing walk-in clients. Clients may drop off ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
     BBB® Tuesday Tips       Don't Fall For Face Mask ScamsNOTE: BBB continues to monitor changes in the marketplace in reaction to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please go to BBB.org/coronavirus for the latest information.As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, BBB.org/ScamTracker has received numerous reports about scam websites claiming to sell face masks online. As you strive to keep yourself and loved ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
        March 17, 2020     A Message from the Florida Chamber: COVID-19 UpdateThese are undoubtably precedented times for all, but the Florida Chamber is uniting Florida’s business community for good. Your safety, and the health of your employees is essential.  We’re in constant contact with the Governor’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    To help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s business community, Governor Ron DeSantis has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. Please see below for more details. Governor Ron DeSantis Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
               COVID-19 & FSBDC Services Update  With the growing risk of COVID-19 transmission, we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our clients. Until further notice, we will have Virtual Only Consulting using tools such as Zoom or Google Hangouts, as well as phone and email. If you have an upcoming meeting with the Florida SBDC at UWF, a consultant will ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
        Media Contact:Dianne Gross(850) 898-3486  News ReleaseMarch 17, 2020For Immediate Release    Bridge Loan Program Activated to Help Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus    Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – Florida small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may now apply for short-term, interest-free loans through the Florida Small Business ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Don’t Fall For Face Mask Scams  Pensacola, Fla. (March 17, 2020) – As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, BBB.org/ScamTracker has received numerous reports about scam websites claiming to see face masks online. As you strive to keep yourself and loved ones healthy, be sure to watch out for phony e-commerce sites and other scams. Even better, save masks for the medical professionals who really need ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
      Dear Business Owner:I’m writing to let you know that Santa Rosa County has designated its Economic Development Office (EDO) to serve as a clearinghouse for information and resources available to local businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. Toward that end, we are launchingSantaRosaReady.com to provide one-stop access to the most up-to-date information about where to find the ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
     Santa Rosa County Emergency Management COVID-19 update #4 - Tues., Mar. 17Updates are highlighted.State of FloridaAs of Tues., Mar. 17, the governor of Florida issued Executive Order 20-68; key points include:Bars, pubs and nightclubs suspend sale of alcohol for 30 days effective at 5 p.m. today, Mar. 17.Visitors to public beaches limit gatherings to 10 or less and distance ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
           March 17, 2020 FDOE Press Office 850-245-0413DOEPressOffice@fldoe.org Florida Department of Education Announces Additional Guidance for the 2019-20 School Year~ All public and private K-12 schools are closed through April 15, 2020 ~ Tallahassee, Fla., March 17, 2020 – Today, the Department of Education and Commissioner Richard Corcoran are using executive authority to support the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Political
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.Ottley Smiles Dental Center850-939-0757  COVID-19 UPDATE: Our office will continue to operate barring any changes mandated by the state or government. We will be implementing the following precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and staff: - Please contact our office to reschedule an upcoming ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 16, 2020
         YOUR INPUT IS NEEDEDHow is the Coronavirus Impacting Florida Employers? As you know, for the last two weeks, it's been impossible to escape the daily breaking news of the coronavirus. The Florida Chamber of Commerce is committed to the safety and health of Florida employers and the millions of people that work for them. Our goal is to meet this challenge head-on by sharing best practices ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Following the recommendation of the CDC and State of Florida, all Navarre Chamber in-person committee meetings and events are currently postponed through the end of March.  Further updates will follow. #AskAdam - No Cost Business Consulting will not be held on Tuesdays for the rest of March.  Adam will be available via email at amccloskey@uwf.edu  Like your business, the Navarre Chamber is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    Santa Rosa County is cancelling all publicly-permitted events in county facilities with anticipated participation of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. This action is taken out of an abundance of caution to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable members of our community. This only applies to events that are permitted through the county and does not include schools, ...read more
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    Sunday, March 15, 2020
    Our community is facing very fluid and extraordinary times in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.      The Navarre Chamber Information Center at 1804 Prado Street (behind TC’s Front Porch) will remain open, and we will continue to serve you. I am confident we will find innovative ways to encourage connections and business building in new and technological ways. We will continue to meet one on ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
              Governor DeSantis Activates Emergency Business Damage Assessment Survey for Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online at https://floridadisaster.biz/ ~     Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
         YOUR INPUT IS NEEDEDHow is the Coronavirus Impacting Florida Employers? As you know, for the last two weeks, it's been impossible to escape the daily breaking news of the coronavirus. The Florida Chamber of Commerce is committed to the safety and health of Florida employers and the millions of people that work for them. Our goal is to meet this challenge head-on by sharing best practices ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    On behalf of Paradise Advertising Agency and at the direction of Julie White, Director of the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office; please see the attached COVID-19 Partner Action Plan. Please utilize and share these documents with all hospitality partners as needed.Social media is a wonderful tool that allows companies to communicate and build relationships with people. Because of this, ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Who would have thought that on Friday the 13th, we would be discussing a worldwide pandemic?   For the past few days, new information has been coming available which is good but also very overwhelming.   There is a lot of information to weed through and very little time to do it.  First and foremost, the health and well-being of our community and visitors is paramount.  Beyond that, one of our ...read more
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    Thursday, March 12, 2020
    The Navarre Chamber wants to make sure the business community has the correct information and resources needed to understand what is happening with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are working closely with our partners at the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office, and we will be updating you with plans as they are developed.  CLICK HERE to see an overview the most recent ...read more
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    Thursday, March 12, 2020
     Dear Industry Partner,Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency in response to the rapidly evolving threat of COVID-19 in Florida. VISIT FLORIDA continues to work closely with the Governor and the Florida Department of Health (DOH) on new developments with COVID-19 as they pertain to the traveling public and Florida’s tourism industry. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    We want to remind everyone that the Navarre Beach Area Chamber is not a health official or government official.  Our goal is to share information that is accurate and unbiased in a timely manner. If you are sick or feel sick, please contact your healthcare provider and follow their instructions. For the most up-to-date information, please continue to review the following links:  The latest ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Please mark your calendar and make plans for you and/or another member of your staff to attend some of these upcoming meetings & events at The Navarre Chamber Information Center at 1804 Prado Street (behind TC's Front Porch) - unless otherwise specified:(Click on each event below for more details.)Thursday, March 12 at 4 pm "Special" Tourism Committee Meeting** All hospitality related businesses ...read more
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    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    PRESS RELEASECONTACT:  Chanda Ryan, 850.939.3267chanda.ryan@navarrechamber.com    March 5, 2020    Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce's Tunes By The Dunes Kicks Off Thursday, May 28 with Remedy BandWeekly Concert Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 13th Annual Free Summer Concert Series on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at the ...read more
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    Friday, February 28, 2020
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    Friday, February 28, 2020
    CLICK HERE for more details about The Navarre AnchorCLICK HERE for more details on Private Office and Conference Room Rentals
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    Thursday, February 27, 2020
        | FEBRUARY 2020 |    The UWF Argos Invade the Capitol    Last week Representative Williamson welcomed the University of West Florida Argonauts, the 2019 National Division 2 Football Champions to the Capitol. Before the team's arrival, he filed CR8029 (University of West Florida Football Team) ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
         Upcoming Local Business Workshops     March | 2020     SBDC@UWFFollow the link to to our home page.     Workshops are in the following Greater Areas:  PensacolaFort Walton BeachPanama City     Upcoming Events!Starting a ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    -Policies focus on the many benefits of being tobacco free in the workplace and the dangers of secondhand smoke- Contact: Debbie Stilphen, PIO PIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov 850-983-5200, ext. 2275 Milton, FL – Tobacco free business, a growing trend throughout the state and country, is making its way to Santa Rosa County. To date, 28 local businesses in Santa Rosa County have implemented tobacco free ...read more
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    Thursday, February 13, 2020
    Upcoming Local Business Workshops     February | 2020     SBDC@UWFFollow the link to to our home page.     Workshops are in the following Greater Areas:  PensacolaFort Walton BeachPanama City     Upcoming Events!Starting a BusinessPensacolaMiltonFt. WaltonThe Profitable Marketing SystemPensacolaYour Business, Your Story: Branding & ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    All Chamber Members and/or representatives from your business/organization are invited to be part of the following events and meetings: Thursday, February 13 at 4 pm:  Tourism Committee Meeting Friday, February 14:  Happy Valentine's Day - #ShopNavarreFirst Saturday, February 15 at 1 pm:  Navarre Chamber Float in the Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade -  We would love for you to be part of our ...read more
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    Thursday, January 16, 2020
      Navarre Beach construction projectsSanta Rosa County's Navarre Beach Department has begun construction on several projects in the vicinity of the Navarre Beach pier. Replacement of wood decking around the pier restaurant and restrooms, as well as the ADA-compliant 40B walkover adjacent to the pier is currently underway. The Mobi-Mat has temporarily been relocated to the ADA-compliant ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Rendering of proposed facility Leonardo to open support center at Whiting Aviation Park   Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., will soon build a comprehensive support center at the Whiting Aviation Park in Santa Rosa County after being awarded a contract to replace the navy's fleet of aging training helicopters at NAS Whiting ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    The Navarre Chamber's Non-Profit Committee is currently creating a database of all non-profits located in and/or providing services to South Santa Rosa County, and we need your help!Please take a few minutes to complete the information below for your Non-Profit, and we ask that you forward this email to any non-profits that also need to be added to the database.  This information will be used to ...read more
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    Friday, January 10, 2020
    Laissez les bons temps rouler! It’s Mardi Gras season here in Navarre! Our 12th night party was great fun. If you missed it, please plan to come next year. We crowned our royalty, had some amazing food and cheap drinks and now we’re in the swing of the season! The theme of the ball and the parade is “Navarre Beach Life.” Our ball will be on Saturday, February 8 at the Navarre Conference ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    Come to PakNFax for your Christmas mailing.   We can pack everything up and mail it for you.   We’ll let you know what your best pricing/options are to get there in time for Christmas.    Here’s the deadline dates left for this year.  USPS- deadline-  Dec 21th Priority Mail FedEx deadline- Dec 20th  2 day  Dec23rd overnight UPS Deadline- Dec 19th 3 day select Dec 20th 2 day Dec 23rd next ...read more
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    Monday, December 02, 2019
    Upcoming Local Business Workshops     December | 2019     SBDC@UWFFollow the link to to our home page.     Workshops are in the following Greater Areas:  PensacolaFort Walton BeachPanama City     Upcoming Events!Starting a BusinessPensacolaPanama CityFt. WaltonMarketing Like a HumanPensacolaGovernment Contracting 101: Women/Minority & Veteran ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 26, 2019
    BBB Alert: Online Retailers Fail to Deliver Funko-Branded Toys and Cellphone Cases to Consumers NationwidePensacola, Fla. (November 26, 2019) – Three Arlington, TX-based online retailers owned by the same corporation have consumers across 40 states (including Northwest Florida) wondering when their purchases will arrive. Within the past year, BBB has received a combined 303 complaints and ...read more
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    Monday, November 18, 2019
        CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT SET TO BEGIN  The Florida Department of Transportation will begin safety and operational improvements the week of Dec. 2, 2019 on approximately seven miles of U.S. 90 (State Road 10), between Dean Drive and west of Stewart Street, in Santa Rosa County. Improvements include new turn lanes, median openings and ...read more
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    Friday, October 04, 2019
    For Immediate ReleaseOctober 4, 2019Contact: Tanya BrantonToll-free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us  Escambia and Santa Rosa County Traffic Advisory  Chipley– 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. 29 Resurfacing from ...read more
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    Thursday, October 03, 2019
        CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT SET TO BEGIN  The Florida Department of Transportation will begin safety and operational improvements the week of Oct. 14, 2019 on U.S. 98 (State Road 30) between Villa Woods Circle and Ortega Park Drive. The improvements will include milling and resurfacing, new turn lanes, median openings, drainage ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 03, 2019
    For just $100, you can have your banner ad (sized like the one above - 728 x 90 pixels) in our weekly electronic newsletter directly distributed every Friday to Chamber members, local businesses, government officials, media outlets and subscribers to our newsletter that want to be “in the know” about the Navarre area and our community (2,000+ email addresses).  The Chamber Connection is also ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    Fort Walton Beach, FL - 8/5/2019 – Fort Walton Beach Medical Center will expand access to emergency care in Santa Rosa County with the opening of a freestanding emergency department. The new free-standing ER will be located at 8600 Navarre Parkway near the foot of the Navarre Beach bridge. Construction is expected to early 2020.   The new, 24/7 full service freestanding ER will feature 11 ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 04, 2019
    online and will be available this month in county offices and libraries, local chambers of commerce and local retailers including Walmart, Winn Dixie and Publix. This year's 40-page guide includes new and updated information on earthquakes, ways to receive information and what to do before, during and after a wide variety of disasters that could impact our area. Churches, civic groups and ...read more
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