Seven local advertising agencies are teaming up to work with the group Visit Pensacola as “Showcase Pensacola” which will market the area to potential visitors.
Work on promotional and public relations projects for Showcase has been going on since early spring, by the Appleyard Agency, E.W. Bullock Associates, Ideaworks, IDGroup, Southern Media, AC Advertising and Duncan McCall. Dick Appleyard says normally, they’re a very competitive lot.
There’s a new partnership in town between the University of West Florida and the Studer Institute: with UWF economist Rick Harper becoming the Institute’s Director.
The genesis of both the partnership and Harper’s new job took place a number of months ago, and is partially related to his longtime friendship with former Pensacola News Journal publisher Randy Hammer, who’s now the Studer Institute’s President and CEO.
If you've been out to Pensacola Beach anytime this summer you've seen them. Large portable party tents being used as beach umbrellas. And for the most part everyone thinks that's great. The problem starts when the sun goes down but the tents stay up.
Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were in Pensacola Tuesday evening, to gather public opinion on a proposal to clean up part of the Escambia Treating Company Superfund Site.
The location contains severe contamination and is acting as the “source area” of the groundwater plume leaving the former ETC Facility. The EPA’s Erik Spalvins says it has to be addressed before the rest of the cleanup can begin.
The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County has received notification of a probable case of West Nile virus infection in a county resident.
County Health Director Dr. John Lanza says this is the third consecutive year that a resident’s been bitten by an infected mosquito – in this case, mid-July, with the lab results confirming the disease were returned earlier this month.