Downtown Pensacola

Training & Development

EntreCon is a defining moment for the Pensacola business community

Studer Community Institute Founder and Community Volunteer Quint Studer shares his thoughts about EntreCon Pensacola 2017, in his latest Column in the Pensacola News Journal. “EntreCon is over, and it was a wonderful experience,” said Studer. “First, a huge shout-out to everyone who helped make the conference such a big success. The speakers were amazing, the sponsors really stepped up, the community volunteers kept everything on track and the staff from Studer Community Institute did a terrific job of executing on all the details. ” “The venues were the perfect setting for all the energy and creativity that were generated and the connections that were made. And the downtown restaurants really stepped up to keep everyone fed and happy.” “Last year, EntreCon was a great local conference. This year, it was a great conference that just happened to be local. It gets better and better every year, and we are already looking forward to seeing what the 2018 conference brings.” Read more. Read full story

SCI Building

Photo Gallery: SCI building brainstorming

Nearly 200 people attended public input sessions on Sept. 20 to brainstorm ideas in design and function for the new Studer Community Institute building. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

Design, plans for SCI building taking shape with public input

Ideas from public input sessions will help shape design, programming at Studer Community Institute building in downtown Pensacola. Read full story

Training & Development

EntreCon 2017: Build and grow your skills — and your business

EntreCon 2017 is bringing a great lineup of speakers to help business leaders and employees develop their skills and lead their businesses to success. Read full story


How to build a vibrant community

A vibrant community has a special mix of retail, residential and revenue according to research from Gallup. Quint Studer talks about where Pensacola is on this continuum in a show called "Building a Vibrant Community." Read full story

Training & Development

Build customer service into company’s culture

Donna Kirby of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos shared secrets of great customer service with more than 100 people at a Studer Community Institute training session at Pensacola Little Theater. Read full story


Landmark Pensacola hotel gets a new name

Extensive renovations coming to historic hotel in downtown Pensacola

Extensive renovations coming to the Pensacola Grand, the historic hotel in downtown Pensacola built on site of old L&N passenger depot. Read full story


Chef Gus Silivos brings Skopelos downtown

As Gus Silivos revives Skopelos in downtown Pensacola, he shares lessons learned from a lifetime of entrepreneurship. Read full story


Embrace entrepreneurs on Small Business Saturday

It's Small Business Saturday, and downtown merchants are seeing more and more customers avoiding the crowds, and enjoying a much more leisurely shopping experience. Read full story


In praise of the wolves of EntreCon

Entrepreneurs inspired by EntreCon have been turned loose on the Pensacola metro area. May their success take root and flourish. Read full story


Gallery: EntreCon Day 2

Relive the speakers and inspirational moments from the inaugural EntreCon entrepreneurs conference in downtown Pensacola Nov. 5-6. Read full story

Main Street hotel parking

Lease for Main Street hotel parking set

Pensacola City Council at its Nov. 12 meeting will finalize a lease for parking for a planned five-story hotel on Main Street. Read full story