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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

April 9th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | April 9, 2020

Take the Coronavirus Business Impact Survey Take the Coronavirus Business Impact Survey to help our business organizations collect the data we need to assist you when recovery begins.  Take the survey here. Connex Florida Accelerates Critical Connections Between Florida Manufacturers & Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic Greater Pensacola Chamber member Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) in…

April 8th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | April 8, 2020

Triumph Gulf Coast Gives Initial Approval for $1 Million Fund to Train Workers The Triumph Gulf Coast Board of Directors gave their initial approval to allocate $1 million to CareerSource Florida to establish job training in the construction industry in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Read the full Pensacola News Journal article here.   Facebook…

April 7th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | April 7, 2020

Important Information from the Escambia County Tax Collector The Escambia County Tax Collector wants you to know how to conduct business with them online in a safe manner. Their official webpage is, where most tax collector services are available and there’s never an extra fee when paying by eCheck. The deadline to renew decals…

April 6th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | April 6, 2020

Take the Florida Department of Health Community Action Survey This brief survey will provide the Florida Department of Health and key decision makers the data they need to control the spread of COVID-19. Please take the survey here.    The Paycheck Protection Program is Now Available The federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is now available…

Greater Pensacola Chamber Encourages Community Prayer and Support for Nursing Home Workers and Residents

By Sara Lefevers | April 3, 2020

The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce is excited to be hosting a final effort to show in person support for our community. Although we had hoped to have more time to plan for this event, given yesterday’s Stay-at-Home Order issued by Governor DeSantis that is scheduled to go into effect on Thursday at midnight, tonight…

April 2 COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Resources from the U.S. Chamber The U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist serves as a comprehensive step-by-step tool to help small businesses, independent contractors, gig economy workers and other qualifying individuals prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The…

April 1st COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | April 1, 2020

SBDC Grant Program Funded by Gulf Power Available to Small Businesses The Small Business Development Center at UWF has launched the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program to assist businesses across our communities impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The grant program was made possible by an initial contribution of $250,000 from Gulf…

Virtual Baby Shower for Military Moms

By Sara Lefevers | March 31, 2020

The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Department of Military Affairs and Department of External Affairs are excited to be hosting a Virtual Baby Shower/“Shower in a Box” for our military moms in the Escambia and Santa Rosa County area in partnership with the leaders of NAS Pensacola Spouses Network. Due to the current events of…

March 31st COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | March 31, 2020

Upcoming Webinars with Information for Businesses There are webinars this week featuring Greater Pensacola Chamber member experts that will provide answers to many of the questions you might be having right now. The Spring Chief Entrepreneur Officer, D.C. Reeves, will talk with Scott Remington, Clark Partington Attorneys at Law President and Managing Shareholder, about the…

March 30th COVID-19 Update

By Todd Thomson | March 30, 2020

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business With passage of the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act on Friday, Congress has implemented the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses (500 employees and under). This program will allow businesses to apply for forgivable loans that will cover 8 weeks of salary for…