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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

Coronavirus Information and Resources for Businesses

By Todd Thomson | March 11, 2020

At the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, we want to make sure the business community has the correct information and resources needed to understand what is happening with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Right now, there are no reported of the Coronavirus in Escambia County and we want our residents and visitors to know that Pensacola…

Chamber Honors Region’s Business, Community Leaders at 60th PACE Awards

By Todd Thomson | March 5, 2020

Area winners recognized at annual celebration The Greater Pensacola Chamber announced its 60th annual PACE Award recipients during a special one-night event at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. Each year, the PACE Awards are presented to outstanding individuals in our area who have made significant contributions to Greater Pensacola’s economic, educational, and community progress.…

Northwest Florida Days: An Incredible Success for our Community

By Todd Thomson | February 26, 2020

Northwest Florida Days – An incredible success for our community I am so excited about the success of the inaugural Northwest Florida Days this week in Tallahassee.  Various Northwest Florida Chambers along with tourism and business leaders attended the two-day event where we were able to share Northwest Florida with Tallahassee and get the latest…

Studer Community Institute: A Great Chamber Partner

By Todd Thomson | February 19, 2020

A priority of mine is for the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce to collaborate with our community partners in an effort to support our small businesses.  The Studer Community Institute (SCI) has been a willing and eager partner of the Chamber’s since I became President last year.  This month, Rachael Gillette, Chief Leadership Development Officer…

Chamber Announces Keynote Speaker for State of Education Luncheon

By Todd Thomson | February 10, 2020

Florida Division of Public Schools Chancellor Jacob Oliva to highlight inaugural event February 10, 2020-Today, the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce announced that Florida Department of Education Division of Public Schools Chancellor Jacob Oliva will be the keynote speaker for the Chamber’s inaugural State of Education Luncheon. “We are honored to have Chancellor Oliva keynote…

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…