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from the presidents desk
Dear Chamber Members,
I wanted let you know about my new blog, From the President's Desk.
From the President's Desk allows me the opportunity to provide thoughts and perspectives on the issues that will be impacting the business community as they happen.
I want this blog to be a resource that will keep our members informed while providing analysis I hope you find useful.
Happy reading!
Sincerely,
Todd Thomson | President/CEO
Greater Pensacola Chamber

October 15th

By Todd Thomson | October 16, 2020

After Applying With FEMA, It’s Important to Submit SBA Loan Application After you apply for disaster assistance from FEMA, you may be referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). If you are referred to SBA, you should submit an SBA disaster loan application. If your application is approved, you are not obligated to accept…

October 14th

By Todd Thomson | October 16, 2020

Florida Department of Transportation Provides Timeline For 3 Mile Bridge Repairs 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.   How…

October 13th

By Todd Thomson | October 16, 2020

Regional Chambers of Commerce Applaud CFO Patronis’ Guiding Principles for Liability Protections Today, regional chambers of commerce across the state praised Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis for his guiding principles on liability protections, which are designed to help lawmakers as they craft legislation for the upcoming legislative session. This is what they’re saying… Todd…

October 12th

By Todd Thomson | October 16, 2020

Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Announces Opposition to Amendment Two Today, the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce announced its opposition to the proposed Florida Constitutional Amendment 2 (Minimum Wage Amendment).  This item is on the November general election ballot. “With all the challenges our small businesses have faced in 2020, burdening them with this financial…

October 8th Hurricane Sally Recovery Update

By Todd Thomson | October 8, 2020

FDOT, Local Leaders to Meet Regularly Regarding Three Mile Bridge Repairs The Florida Department of Transportation held the first of soon-to-be regular meetings with local government leaders Wednesday to coordinate efforts as they work on reopening Three Mile Bridge. The group met for more than an hour before holding a news conference just after noon. …

October 6th Hurricane Sally Recovery Update

By Todd Thomson | October 8, 2020

Today is the Final Day to Apply for the Escambia CARES Business Assistance Grant Program The application window for businesses impacted by COVID-19 to receive consideration for the CARES Business Grant Program ends today at 8pm. To apply for the grant online go here. To apply in person, visit one of the following sites during…

October 5th Hurricane Sally Recovery Update

By Todd Thomson | October 8, 2020

FEMA opens Mobile Registration Centers in Northwest Florida Northwest Florida residents can now register for disaster assistance at mobile registrations sites setup throughout Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. FEMA announced the Mobile Registration Intake Centers Saturday saying the five sites will be open daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Learn more here.  …

October 1st Hurricane Sally Recovery Update

By Todd Thomson | October 1, 2020

Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grants Applications Accepted Starting Oct. 2 Escambia County will start accepting applications for the Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grants beginning Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 a.m. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. Applications will be accepted online at www.myescambia.com/CARES and at several…

September 29th Hurricane Sally Recovery Update

By Todd Thomson | October 1, 2020

Escambia County Hosting Job Fair for Hurricane Sally Recovery Workers Today Another job fair will take place in Escambia County on Tuesday for workers for Hurricane Sally recovery.  Applications are still being accepted for debris monitors. The job pays $1,000 per week for 12 hours per day, seven days a week.  Learn more here.  …

September 30th Hurricane Sally Recovery Update

By Todd Thomson | October 1, 2020

Red Cross Offers Aid for Residents Whose Homes were Destroyed by Hurricane Sally The American Red Cross is offering $450 in emergency assistance for residents whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sally. The funds are meant to help families replace clothes or food, offset transportation costs and support any other immediate needs, according to the…