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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Everyone appreciates confirmation

I love it when some large media source confirms that we live in a fabulously beautiful place.  Check out this link on CNN.  http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/02/travel/best-travel-snapshots-2011/index.html?hpt=tr_c2  Look at #11 - a snapshot taken on the pier at Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze.  I live half a mile away.  I have personally seen images like this hundreds of times; just not a good photographer.  Makes me want to live here forever. 


How about you?  Are you sitting in a northern clime staring down winter's angry blasts?  Call me, let's talk about how we can move you from there to here - family, business, dog/cat/fish and all.  (850) 932-7888.


Yours,


Josie

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Another Tuesday at the GB Chamber

Today was a great day for networking at the GB Chamber.

I did my usual five minutes on NewsRadio1620 at 8:30 AM.  I must stay on my toes with Rob.  He inspires me to be passionate about issues that impact Gulf Breeze.  Like the bridge replacement project.  We must fight tolls on the bridge.  I would think twice about whether I went east on highway 98 or west if I had to pay.  Panera Bread didn't come to the Publix complex because 25% of their business at their current location in Cordova Mall is from Gulf Breeze.  Wonder if that percent would change with a tolled bridge?  Would shops at the mall in Mary Esther register more 32561/32563 shoppers? Would Gulf Breeze residents start realizing all the hidden assets they could find in their own strip malls and shopping centers?  Business owner, if most of your clients come and go on that bridge to see you, will they come if they have to pay?

Our first LEADs group had a large crowd at their noon meeting today.  That is awesome!  I love that our Business Development Committee has organized great networking opportunities for our members.  Dave Alverson is directing the LEADs group.  Contact him at dave@gulfstateinsurance.com if you are interested in joining.  Neil Tabot is busy setting up new locations for our Face2Face networking.  Touch base with Neil at ntabot@primerica.com for more information.

Until tomorrow, Josie

Monday, January 2, 2012

Back to work: Legislative Luncheon

It feels good - good to be back at work completely.  The holidays have come and gone along with all the company.  The house is still a bit tussled but nothing a few evenings can't handle.  I feel refreshed and energized by the break - ready to tackle the road ahead.  How about you?

This week is light on meetings here at the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber with the exception of Thursday when we will be co-hosting the annual Legislative Luncheon with Pen Air Federal Credit Union and the Pensacola Area Chamber.

Please plan to attend this important opportunity to meet with our local state representatives and senators to present our four point agenda to them.  There will be a Q & A session at the conclusion.

The luncheon is on Thursday, January 5th at 11:30 AM at the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel - Grand Ballroom, 200 E. Gregory Street, Pensacola.  $20.00 for chamber members.  $25.00 for non-members.

For reservations, contact Azalea Webb at 438-4081 x 256 or awebb@pensacolachamber.com.

Please visit my blog often for updates on happenings In the Breeze.

Yours,

Josie Cotti
President/CEO
Gulf Breeze Area Chamber