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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

August 26th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 27, 2020

Florida Schools are Reopening so we can go Back to Work. Some Businesses Have Other Ideas. After many sleepless nights, Christie Trimmer came up with a solution. The co-owner of Communities First Association Management worried how the parents in her company would fare as kids headed back to school. Her 10-year-old daughter is doing online…

August 25th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 27, 2020

Governor Ron DeSantis Participates in Florida Chamber Economic Relaunch Yesterday the Florida Chamber hosted Florida’s economic relaunch and the path forward. Governor Ron DeSantis joined to provide his insights on leading Florida, the third largest state, through a global pandemic all while safely keeping our economy going. Key takeaways from the Florida Chamber Board Leaders…

August 24th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 27, 2020

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 COVID Testing, Task Force…

August 20th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 20, 2020

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 centers after nearly six…

August 19th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 19, 2020

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, CareerSource EscaRosa, the Gulf…

August 18th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 18, 2020

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 have faced — and…

August 17th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 17, 2020

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 23,180 claims from the…

August 6th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 6, 2020

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 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday,…

August 4th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 4, 2020

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 Q&A and Networking Event…

August 3rd COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | August 3, 2020

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 colleagues. The presidents as…