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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

June 30th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | July 2, 2020

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   West Florida Hospital Patient…

June 29th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | June 29, 2020

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 a healthier and safer…

June 25th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | June 25, 2020

  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 the reopening of Florida…

June 24th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | June 24, 2020

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 a one-hour overview of…

June 23rd COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | June 23, 2020

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 and to REGISTER click…

June 22nd COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | June 22, 2020

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 here.   Escambia County…

June 18th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | June 18, 2020

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 the money will be…

June 17th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | June 17, 2020

Join us Friday for a Virtual Meeting with Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis Join the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Friday, June 19th as we hear from Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis. He will be outlining the reopening plans for Florida’s economy as well as the state budget and how it has been impacted by Covid-19. There…

June 16th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | June 16, 2020

Florida Chamber Launches Statewide Safety Council To foster safety, health and sustainability among Florida businesses, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is launching a new statewide Safety Council. To learn more click here.     Survey Reveals COVID-19’s Impact on Small Business, Nonprofits A survey of small businesses by Florida State University researchers has found that…

June 15th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | June 15, 2020

Downtown COVID-19 Walk-In Testing Schedule for This Week Where: FDOH-Escambia Downtown Center 300 West Gregory Street Pensacola, FL 32502 When: Monday, June 15-Friday, June 19 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT Who: All Florida residents with or without symptoms How: Walk-in, no appointment needed. Bring your Florida driver’s license. Only Florida residents will be…