The Military Committee was unable to meet this month, but meetings will resume in June.
The Military Committee meets the last Tuesday of each month at 4:30 pm at Edward Jones: 12385 Sorrento Road, Suite. D2 Pensacola, FL 32507.
Business Retention & Workforce Development Committee
This month’s meeting was focused on what the Chamber can do for our members in the coming summer months. The committee has just launched a “Jobs on the Beach” campaign video to try and promote members and the community to tell their family and friends about the many job opportunities here in the Perdido Key Area! The video was shared on our YouTube page, Facebook, and Linked In, so be sure to share and get your jobs posted through the Member Center so that you can be featured on our website!
The committee also looked at introducing monthly chamber meetings beginning in September, that would include educational/informative speakers, introduce new members, recognize the member of the month, network, and update members on chapter activities all over a friendly breakfast or lunch atmosphere.
The Business Retention & Workforce Development Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 8:30 am at the Perdido Chamber: 15500 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507.
Community Advocacy Committee
During the Advocacy Committee, the main missions were reviewed: community improvement, advocates for businesses, collaboration with Escambia County and Perdido Key Association, voice with Visit Pensacola, awareness and education of our community.
The main topic under discussion was community improvements with emphasis on the pedestrian crosswalks. Accidents and traffic on Perdido Key Drive cause major concern about the safety of people living and visiting on the key. The second topic of concern is the Leave No Trace ordinance and how it will be implemented. Visit Pensacola and Gulf Power has created a “Sea Turtle Awareness” door hanger to explain the ordinance and encourage beachgoers to leave only their footprints.
Sea turtle nesting season is from May-October and obstacles on the beach will hinder the female adult turtles depositing over 100 eggs per nest. The new ordinance requires that all tents, canopies, furniture, toys and other obstacles be removed from the beach every night, at least by one hour after sunset.
The Advocacy Committee meets the last Wednesday of each month at 8:30 am at Perdido Chamber: 15500 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507.
All committee meetings are open to the public to attend.