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August 24th COVID-19 Update Governor DeSantis says Florida Will Sign onto Trump’s Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Program Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that Florida would participate in the enhanced unemployment benefits program offered through an executive memorandum signed by President Trump earlier this month.  Read more here.   Florida Nursing Homes Can Have Visitors with no…

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August 20th COVID-19 Update State Advances Plan to Allow Restricted Visits at Nursing Homes It may have taken Mary Daniel, chief executive of a Jacksonville company, becoming a dishwasher at her husband’s memory care center, but a state panel of nursing home officials and regulators decided Wednesday to loosen restrictions on visitors at elder care…

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August 19th COVID-19 Update Local Chambers help during covid-19 As businesses around the Pensacola area are feeling the deepening effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, local chambers of commerce are working to provide help. Part of that assistance will take the form of the inaugural “Re-Employ EscaRosa” campaign, by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce; FloridaWest,…

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August 18th COVID-19 Update Today is Primary Election Day in Florida You can vote today at your local precinct.  Click here to find your polling location and more information about today’s primary election.   Share Your Voice Regarding the Impacts of COVID-19 At the Florida SBDC, we understand the hardships that small businesses like yours…

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August 17th COVID-19 Update Florida’s Weekly Jobless Claims Drop the Most of any State Florida led the nation in a drop in the number of new jobless claims filed last week compared to the previous week, according to federal labor figures released Thursday. Some 55,106 Floridians filed for unemployment benefits last week, a decline of…

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August 6th COVID-19 Update Chamber Pensacola City Council Forum Tonight at 5:30 Join us this evening on Facebook or Newsradio 1620 for the Chamber’s Pensacola City Council Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Moorhead Real Estate Law Group.  Click here for more details.   Florida’s Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Begins Tomorrow During the 2020…

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August 4th COVID-19 Update Chamber County Commission Forum Tonight at 5:30 Join us tonight for our Virtual County Commission Forum.  We’ll hear from the candidates on the issues that are important to the business community.  You can join us on Facebook or listen live on NewsRadio 1620.  More information here.   Accelerate Your Success! Free…

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August 3rd COVID-19 Update Pensacola’s Top Healthcare Leaders Discuss Lessons Learned in Pandemic Response The presidents and CEOs of Pensacola’s three major hospitals have begun texting each other during the coronavirus pandemic to stay in touch. Like many business leaders, they’ve found it easier to pivot and adapt when they share their experience with trusted…

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July 30th COVID-19 Update Take the City of Pensacola Satisfaction Survey The City of Pensacola invites all city residents to complete the Resident Satisfaction Survey by August 9,2020. Click the link here or complete the survey by phone 850-495-2666 (M-F, 8AM – 5PM).The City of Pensacola invites all city residents to complete the Resident Satisfaction Survey by…

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July 29th COVID-19 Update Take the UWF Healthier and Safer Business Survey for Reopening Campus The University Of West Florida will soon be welcoming back students back to campus. As a part of their reopening effort, they would like to help promote businesses that are abiding by Centers for Disease Control and State of Florida guidelines…

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