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July 6th COVID-19 Update Five Tips for Managing Customer Expectations During COVID-19 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, businesses must properly manage their customers’ expectations about new store policies and procedures. Read more here.   List of Area Restaurants That Have Closed or Modified Service Due to COVID-19 PNJ has a rolling list of restaurants…

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July 2nd COVID-19 Update Remember to Patronize our Bars and Breweries When You Stock Up for the Holiday Weekend With the state mandating that bars and breweries cannot host guests, they are reverting back to take-out services. Read more here. Any bar, brewery, or restaurant in the area can post their hours, menus, and specials…

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July 1st COVID-19 Update   Funds for the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program Still Available Gulf Power, in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UWF, has decided to fund a second round of the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program. Gulf Power will fund the grant with a contribution of…

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June 30th COVID-19 Update City of Pensacola Provides Face Covering Posters for Businesses The City of Pensacola has created posters for you to use in your business to educate your customers about the need for face coverings inside businesses within city limits. You can find the posters here: option 1, option 2, option 3  …

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June 29th COVID-19 Update Chamber Endorses UWF’s Fall 2020 Return to UWF Plan The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce endorses the University of West Florida’s Fall 2020 Returning to UWF plan, which details its commitment to the safety, security, and well-being of the community. Together, the Chamber and UWF are strengthening our collective efforts for…

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June 25th COVID-19 Update   GrayRobinson Hosts Schools Reopening 101 Webinar with State & Local Education Officials GrayRobinson, joined by Office of Governor Ron DeSantis Director of Policy Chris Spencer, Florida Department of Education (DOE) Chief of Staff J. Alex Kelly, and Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent Addison Davis,  hosted its first-ever virtual pop-up forum on…

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June 24th COVID-19 Update Take a Deeper Dive into Florida’s Economic Data with Dr. Jerry Parrish Florida Chamber Foundation Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish has released his latest By The Numbers video providing a deeper dive into the econometrics of the COVID-19 virus. View the video here   Connex 101: Live Demo Sign up for…

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June 23rd COVID-19 Update SBDC Webinar this Wednesday Business Consultant Ayesha Haider will be teaching how to create a disaster plan and demonstrating the value of having one before disaster strikes. This no-cost online webinar can help ensure your business is thinking ahead and prepared to tackle any challenges before they occur. For more information…

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June 22nd COVID-19 Update UWF Unveils Plan to Reopen During COVID-19, Plans Campus-Wide Masks, Screenings This fall, in response to COVID-19, the University of West Florida plans to institute campus-wide face masking, daily pre-screening for students, staff and visitors, and continue to offer remote learning options for most courses. Read more about UWF’s reopening plans…

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June 18th COVID-19 Update Florida Department of Education Announces CARES Act Funding for Early Learning Last week, Florida’s Department of Education announced how it will use the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Child Care funds. A total of $223 million is coming to our state for early learning. Here is how…

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