Monday, October 22, 2012

Gulf Coast Vision Center 40th Anniversary

Yes, it's been 40 years that Gulf Coast Vision has been in business. Gulf Coast Vision Center opened its doors in the Fall of 1972. The practice was a small office on Hood Drive in Ensley. Dr. Horace Linder, a native of Alabama and Dr. Richard Griffin, a native of Florida started this practice together after attending optometry school together at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. 
Their goal was to build a practice based on service. As the practice grew they reached out to communities such as Century and Milton with additional locations. Eventually, the need for a larger facility became necessary so in 1986 they opened a 5000sq.ft. office on 9 Mile Road. This facility would be state of the art with a full surfacing lab that allowed them to make glasses for their patients in the same day. 
They continued to be active in the community and provide excellent service until 2005. However, after 33 years of practicing they chose to retire and turn the practice over to Dr. Douglas Reynolds. Recognizing and appreciating the level of individual care provided in the past it was Dr. Reynolds goal to continue with that same level of care. He has always chosen to have highly trained individuals be part of the practice and very proud of the care they provide each and every patient.
As a way of saying thank you to their patients, Gulf Coast Vision Center is having a celebration the entire week beginning October 22nd. At both locations they will be having discounts, specials and giveaways. So make sure and stop by either location during this week to check out their specials.

Now, not only is Gulf Coast Vision Center a comprehensive vision care center. They have something called Mr. Blue! A computerized lens grinding machine that allows them to deliver something very unique. M'Eye Touch!

M'Eye Touch is the latest technology that allows you to design a lens shape of your choice. 

Today, with M'Eye Touch you can have the power to follow the latest fashion trends, explore your own creativity and fulfill your stylistic dreams! 
What's you inspiration? 

Sight is more than 20/20 vision. It is the memory of your toddler’s first steps, the clarity of high-definition television, the wonder of stargazing, and the candor of looking someone in the eye. It is a gift to be cherished. If you want the best when it comes to your eye care needs, visit Gulf Coast Vision Center.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Controlling Humidity - You really want it in your home!

Sixty years ago most homes in America didn't have air conditioning. But today, and especially in Florida, one can't live without it. The mass migration of Americans South into the warmer climates has a great deal to do with the fact that air conditioning has become common. Florida is certainly one of the greatest benefactors of that migration. It wouldn't be a surprise to note a great deal of Florida's economy relies on having air conditioning. But as power bills go up with the cost of electricity, people look to alternatives. And there is an alternative, humidity control.

                                                                                Most people dont realize it but it's not temperature that makes them feel hot and sticky. It's humidity. Managing humidity is a much simpler and more efficient way to feel cool. And not only that, controlling humidity has many more benefits.

 In Pensacola humidity ranges from about 90-95% in the morning to 50-60% in the afternoon. When humidity is high, we feel hot and sticky because our perspiration doesn't evaporate, so we feel hot even if the temperature is relatively low.  Unfortunately, most air conditioners are controlled by temperature. Which means if it is cool and humid we feel hot but the A/C isn't going to turn on. Conversely, in the afternoon, when the humidity is much more livable, the temperature is high, the A/C continues to run and actually over shoots... lowering humidity further... below ideal conditions.

One of the most amazing things about controlling humidity is the impact on reducing airborne hazards such as bacteria, viruses, allergens and even chemical compounds. Children are certainly one of the most vulnerable. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics two/thirds of children's health problems are related to indoor air quality. The EPA states "Air quality is the single most important health concern in the United States". Simply controlling the humidity is the most effective solutions.

Controling humidity also has another fabulous benefit. It allows occupants to raise the set temperature in their home and still feel cool. Gulf Power states that each degree one raises the set temperature equates to a 6% savings to the overall energy consumption for cooling. And being that in our area 60% of our electric bill is devoted to heating and cooling that savings can be substantial.

                                                                                Heating and Air Conditioning isn't just a product or service. It's an investment. A system that does the most efficient job of controlling humidity costs more but in terms of long term value it represents great value. Not to mention the benefits to health and comfort.

When it's time to consider repairing or replacing your heating and air conditioning system. Do Not make a decision without talking to Aire Value about the value of humidity control. It just might be the opportunity to completely change the quality of life you experience inside your home.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

All about the Internet...

It's not always easy navigating the internet... but it's worth it. Many valuable things and time savings can be had by using the internet. Just to give the readers an idea of the resources here on Pensacola Biz Net's Blog... take a look.

Links to Members

Calender of Events

Local Business Resources

How to get to a meeting and when - Look to the right of the page... it's there at the top!

Our facebook page

If your business doesn't have an internet presence. Pensacola Biz Net could be an easy way to start! It's simple and easy... once you get used to it!

Have a wonderful day and enjoy living and doing business in paradise!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Full Moon on the Beach Gathering

Another opportunity to enjoy the paradise we call our home...

Bob says the view is amazing!

This Friday evening , May 4th, Pensacola Biz Net members, friends and family are going to gather on the beach to enjoy the scenery and have one more opportunity to get to know each other in the relaxed atmosphere of the best Pensacola Beach has to offer.

Bring some chairs, a blanket, or a towel, a cooler, some snacks, family, friends if you'd like and join us on the beach. It's the first parking lot going East past Portofino.6:30pm Map You can bring kids too but no glass bottles or dogs.

One more note of interest. This month's full moon is actually a Perigee Moon which means it's the biggest and brightest of the year 14% larger and 30% brighter. Werewolfs won't be able to resist!

We've been busy!

In the past month Pensacola Biz Net took two trips to the field. One, to the Escambia Emergency Center and second, Pensacola's new baseball park downtown. We took some great pictures and as soon as I get them they will be posted here. Keep an eye out for them!

One of the benefits of Pensacola Biz Net is getting to know the people in the community that make a difference. Over the past few years we've visited and had visits from our sheriff, our county commisioners, our city commisioners, our local utilities, one of our areas most prestigious manufacturers, the naval aviation museum and that's in addition to all the fine companies and members that make Pensacola Biz Net what it is. These represent opportunities for you to grow and define your business within the wonderful community we call home: Pensacola.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Our Next Field Trip - Escambia Country Emergency Management Center

March 29th 2012. We will be touring Escambia County's Emergency Management Operations Center located 6575 North W St. Be sure to let us know your coming. It should be an interesting visit.

We will be meeting there instead of Cordova Lanes at 7:45am. The tour starts at 8am.


Emergency Management Division

Escambia County Mission – To provide efficient, responsive services that enhance our quality of life, meet common needs, and promote a safe and healthy community.
The Division of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts for emergency events in our community. Our all hazards approach to emergency planning includes threats from hurricanes and tropical storms, other weather emergencies, as well as man-made or technological emergencies such as hazardous materials spills chemical releases and acts of terrorism. Planning, continuous training and teamwork have been the key to a quick response and successful recovery from the many disasters that have impacted our community.
The Escambia County Disaster TEAM is made up of more than 90 agencies and has been recognized regionally and statewide for cooperation and leadership during emergencies and disasters.
Escambia County has been designated a “Storm Ready” Community every year since 2001 by the National Weather Service.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pensacola Biz Net Mardi Gras Party

It's that time of the year... our big event for the year. Mardi Gras!

This year we're headed out to the beach... an exclusive location right out on the Pensacola Beach. Courtesy of Derek Ferebe. Be prepared for live music and delicious food... maybe even some door prizes!

Remember, this is a members only event. So if your thinking of becoming a member, this is the time!!