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Sep 21, 2022

Gulf Air Group slated to undertake significant expansion at Crestview’s Bob Sikes Airport

One Okaloosa EDC announced today that Gulf Air Group, Inc. has selected Crestview’s Bob Sikes Airport for a competitive expansion project.  The anticipated $16,000,000 investment will be applied toward the construction and equipping of a new, state-of-the-art aircraft hangar complex totaling 70,000 SF. 

Along with the investment, the company has committed to hiring 55 individuals at an average wage of $89,000 (179% of Okaloosa County’s average wage).  These positions are in addition to the 102 employees the company currently employs in their existing facility at Bob Sikes Airport.

Sep 13, 2022

Electric bills likely to increase in 2023

Florida residents and businesses likely will get hit with higher electric bills in 2023 as utilities continue to struggle with increased costs of natural gas.

Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. filed petitions Friday at the state Public Service Commission that detailed expected costs in 2023.

Aug 17, 2022

Florida supply chain issues still linger well into 2022

Businesses across the United States have been hurting amid economic pressures such as inflation and supply chain issues. The Sunshine State’s businesses are no exception.

A recent study found that, as of April 2022, 44.7% of Florida businesses are experiencing domestic supplier delays and 26.1% are seeing delivery or shipping delays to their customers.

Jun 14, 2022

Tough road ahead: Truckers feel brunt of gas prices

Whether you are driving across the United States or across town, it takes gas to get there.

In the last few months, that has become complicated as gas prices for all types of gas have soared due to inflation.

Apr 14, 2022

City in ‘good’ financial health, plans budget workshop

City Manager Tim Bolduc on Monday, April 11, told the Crestview City Council at its regular meeting that the city is in “good financial condition” and asked councilmembers to schedule a day-long budget workshop in July to begin planning the city’s financial future.

Dec 17, 2021

North Okaloosa Medical Center names new CEO

North Okaloosa Medical Center's new CEO brings more than 18 years of leadership to the role.

Dec 15, 2021

Central Credit Union Sweet Treat sales raise funds for local nonprofits

The bank's chocolate bar sales raise $1,850 for health awareness

Dec 13, 2021

Vertex Aerospace completes Raytheon Technologies' business lines

Vertex formed two divisions after the Raytheon acquisition: one based in aerospace and defense, and one geared toward technology and training.

Dec 9, 2021

Allen Turner Chevrolet makes $14K donation to Crestview Cops for Kids program

The donation will assist the department with its Shop with a First Responder program, with kids picking out their own Christmas gift.

Dec 6, 2021

Rollerworld of Crestview seeks chamber member donations, caterer

Rollerworld of Crestview seeks chamber member donations, caterer