Maegan – Director of Membership
Caitlin – Programs & Events Specialist
Rebecca – Marketing & Communication Specialist
Chamber opens nominations for 56th annual PACE Awards
Pensacola leaders to be honored at yearly event
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Nov. 2, 2015 – The Greater Pensacola Chamber is now accepting nominations for its 56th annual Pensacola Area Commitment to Excellence (PACE) Awards, which will take place Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front.
Each year, the PACE Awards honor outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to Greater Pensacola’s overall economic progress. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 27, in the following categories:
• Emerging Leader: An individual who has recently shown significant potential for leadership in business or community endeavors and who is expected to continue to have a positive impact on the community.
• Community Leader: A community-minded individual who has distinguished him/herself through outstanding contributions in the form of special projects or services on behalf of the community and who typifies the true spirit of service.
Professional Leader: Awarded to an individual who has made a difference and contributed to the success of their profession by distinguished service to his or her profession, has earned a high respect for his or her stature and integrity and inspires others in his or her profession.
Business Leader: An individual who exemplifies the qualities of the business visionary, showing outstanding success in business or industry through meaningful contributions to the local business community.
Spirit of Pensacola: A special individual who embodies the “Spirit of Pensacola” and has given many years or a lifetime of service to business or community, always striving for a better Pensacola.
For more information or to submit a nomination, visit PensacolaChamber.com/PACEawards. For additional details, contact Maegan Leonard, Director of Membership for the Greater Pensacola Chamber, at (850) 438-4081, ext. 232, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber to serve as Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday
Small businesses celebrated, supported on Nov. 28
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Nov. 4, 2015 – More than 3,000 communities across the country are celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28. Small Business Saturday, created by American Express in 2010, is a day dedicated to supporting local businesses that help create jobs and boost the economy.
According to a Small Business Saturday insights survey, an estimated $14.3 billion was spent on small independent businesses on Small Business Saturday in 2014. In an effort to rally the Pensacola community to shop small, the Greater Pensacola Chamber will work as a Neighborhood Champion with other local businesses and organizations to promote Small Business Saturday.
Promotional deals and coupons from participating chamber partners will be advertised throughout the month. Community members are encouraged to support the initiative on social media by checking in at participating partner locations, uploading photos of their purchases, and using the hashtag #ShopSmallPColaChamber.
“Each year, we see more and more individuals recognize the important role that small businesses play in Pensacola,” said Clay Ingram, Greater Pensacola Chamber President & CEO. “With the support of our community, we look forward to celebrating our partners in the retail industry on Small Business Saturday.”
For more information on Small Business Saturday and how your business can get involved, please contact Caitlin Newby, Programs & Events Specialist for the Greater Pensacola Chamber, at (850) 438-4081, ext. 235, or at email@example.com.
Area chambers to hold annual Legislative Luncheon on Dec. 9
Northwest Florida State Delegation Members to discuss upcoming agenda
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Nov. 9, 2015 – In its continuing effort to represent current business interests in public policy and legislative affairs, the Greater Pensacola Chamber – along with the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and Santa Rosa County Legislative Coalition – will host a Legislative Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand, 200 E. Gregory St.
“With the Greater Pensacola Chamber’s focus on public advocacy, the Legislative Luncheon provides our partners the opportunity to share their views on issues important to them,” said Todd Thomson, Executive Director of Public Affairs for the Greater Pensacola Chamber.
The event is open to anyone interested in chamber priorities for the upcoming Legislative Session. Members of State Delegation will answer questions from the audience.
Who: Greater Pensacola Chamber, Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and Santa Rosa County Legislative Coalition
What: Annual Legislative Luncheon
When: Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Program begins promptly at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand, 200 E. Gregory St.
Cost: $25 per person (walk-ins $30) or $500 for table sponsor. Click here to register.
Limited seating is available. For more information or to RSVP, visit PensacolaChamber.com/Events. To learn more about table sponsorships for this year’s event, contact Maegan Leonard, the Greater Pensacola Chamber’s Director of Membership, at (850) 438-4081, ext. 232, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.