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.
Early voting is underway for Tuesday’s Primary Election Day. In Okaloosa, there’s one County Commission race being contested and it’s a universal race. The three candidates for the District 4 seat are incumbent Don Amunds, Trey Goodwin, and Henry Kelley. WUWF sat down with each of the candidates and has this report.
Focusing on the county’s most important infrastructure needs, all three candidates seems to agree that roadways and storm water issues are at the top of the list; however their approach to funding these needs differ.
In Santa Rosa, the August 26 Republican Primary features two races for county commissioner. Due to redistricting, the District 4 race is wide open, with six political newcomers seeking the seat and the current office-holder running in District 2.
That means the District 2 race has been left with the unusual circumstance of having two sitting commissioners running against each other.
Bob Cole is the District 2 incumbent. The owner of an auto repair shop for nearly three decades, Cole has held the office for 12 years and is seeking his 4th term.
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.