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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!
Todd Thomson | President/CEO
Greater Pensacola Chamber

Leadership Pensacola Nominations Are Open

By Todd Thomson | February 4, 2020

Nominations for the 2020-21 Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) class are now being accepted.  Leadership Pensacola is a tremendous program that exposes participants to a behind-the-scenes look at what makes our community tick.   As a LeaP class member, you will learn about the various industries that make Pensacola and Escambia County great.  From health care to…

Chamber is Focused on School Superintendent Search

By Todd Thomson | January 29, 2020

I hope you had the opportunity to read the Guestview submitted by Greater Pensacola Chamber Board Chairman Justin Beck.  If not, read here. Beck submitted this after the Chamber Board of Directors met with the consultant that is helping the Escambia County School Board with the superintendent search.  During that meeting our board members laid…

What I’m Looking for During the 2020 Legislative Session

By Todd Thomson | January 22, 2020

The 2020 Florida Legislative Session began last week in Tallahassee.  Typically, not much legislation is passed during election year sessions and I don’t see this year being any different.  But there are issues that the legislature can address that can improve the business environment in Northwest Florida. You can find the Chamber’s legislative priorities for…

Navy Federal Land Purchase a Great Deal for Escambia County

By Todd Thomson | January 10, 2020

The recently announced sale of 98 acres from Escambia County to Navy Federal Credit Union is a win-win-win for our community.  As a result of this purchase, Navy Federal will create 300 new jobs. These positions will be in addition to the tremendous job creation the credit union had previously committed to.  This will employ…

Happy New Year!

By Todd Thomson | January 1, 2020

Dear Chamber Members, Happy New Year! I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday time. As we move into 2020, I wanted to make sure you were aware of some changes the Chamber has made to our schedule of events as a we implement our Total Resource Campaign. First, our Gopher Club breakfasts will now take place…