WNZF: Flagler’s Economic Outlook on the Right Track

Flagler County has finally recovered the jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. WNZF NewsRadio recently shared the Chamber’s perspective on the latest job growth numbers (click video below to hear the radio report):

Flagler County Creates 300+ Jobs in September 2021

4.4% Unemployment Rate is Lowest in Flagler Since Pandemic Started Flagler County has officially recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least from a job’s perspective. According to today’s data release from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: Flagler County created 304 jobs in September 2021, Flagler County’s unemployment rate declined to 4.4%, the lowest sinceContinue reading “Flagler County Creates 300+ Jobs in September 2021”

Employers/Job Seekers Hit Pause in Response to COVID-19 Delta Variant Surge

Flagler County Adds Just Three Jobs in August 2021, Unemployment Declines to 5.3% The Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce last month shared its concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant impacting job growth in Flagler County. Today, the concerns were confirmed as just three jobs were created in Flagler County in the month of AugustContinue reading “Employers/Job Seekers Hit Pause in Response to COVID-19 Delta Variant Surge”

WNZF NewsRadio Highlights Monthly Chamber Unemployment Report Analysis

555 jobs were created in Flagler County in July 2021. WNZF NewsRadio, 94.9 FM, highlighted the Chamber’s analysis of the most recent data. Click play below to listen to the news story:

Why the Chamber is Urging You to Follow New CDC Guidelines

There is a new COVID spike that is significantly impacting Flagler County. The Chamber wants to help make sure your business remains open, your employees remain safe/healthy and your company remains properly shielded from COVID liability lawsuits (SB 72). If you don’t know what SB 72 does and/or you don’t know what last week’s CDCContinue reading “Why the Chamber is Urging You to Follow New CDC Guidelines”

Chamber Urges Businesses to “Mask Up” or Risk COVID Liability Lawsuits

“Flagler businesses should require employees to wear masks in public indoors settings, for now” Because of recent CDC COVID-19 recommendations urging vaccinated people to use a mask when in “public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission,” the Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce is urging all businesses in Flagler County to requireContinue reading “Chamber Urges Businesses to “Mask Up” or Risk COVID Liability Lawsuits”

Likely Voters Give FL Gov. DeSantis High Job Approval Ratings

The latest Florida Chamber statewide poll shows likely Florida voters overwhelmingly support Governor Ron DeSantis with a strong job approval rating of 55%. Governor DeSantis receives 88% support from Republicans and 57% from NPA’s, a 20-point lead among NPA’s. The full survey results can be viewed/downloaded below. If you have any issues viewing, email Greg@palmcoastflaglerregionalchamber.comContinue reading “Likely Voters Give FL Gov. DeSantis High Job Approval Ratings”

Flagler Health+ Offering COVID-19 Vaccines on Friday, April 23 at GSB

As recently reported by the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Flagler Health+ will host a vaccine event at the Flagler County Emergency Services Building located at 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3, Bunnell, FL on Friday, April 23rd. The vaccine being offered is the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to anybody 16 years of age or older. Appointments are requiredContinue reading “Flagler Health+ Offering COVID-19 Vaccines on Friday, April 23 at GSB”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Chamber Praises COVID Liability Bill Signing

A special thank you to the Palm Coast Observer for publishing our recent news release regarding the signing of the COVID Liability Legislation by Governor DeSantis. SB 72 was the first bill signed in to law by Governor DeSantis during the 2021 Florida Legislative Session. This bill protects businesses from frivilous COVID-19 liability lawsuits ifContinue reading “LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Chamber Praises COVID Liability Bill Signing”

WNZF NewsRadio Highlights Chamber’s Support of Pro-Biz COVID-19 Legislation Passing in Tallahassee

The Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber was highlighted on WNZF NewsRadio this morning for praising the passage of the pro-business COVID-19 Liability Bill. SB 72, which was signed by Gov. DeSantis earlier this week, was supported by both State Senator Travis Hutson and State Representative Paul Renner. Listen below to learn more about what the billContinue reading “WNZF NewsRadio Highlights Chamber’s Support of Pro-Biz COVID-19 Legislation Passing in Tallahassee”

SUCCESS! Governor Signs COVID Liability Bill, Protects Businesses

The Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce applauds the efforts of the Florida Legislature and Governor DeSantis for the passage and signing of SB 72, a chamber-backed bill that protects businesses from frivolous COVID-19 lawsuits. SB 72 was the first piece of legislation to not only pass both the Florida House and Senate, but alsoContinue reading “SUCCESS! Governor Signs COVID Liability Bill, Protects Businesses”

Florida Legislature Fully Passes COVID-19 Liability Protection for Businesses, Awaiting Gov. DeSantis Signature

Friday was a significant day in the year plus fight we’ve been waging on behalf of Flagler County businesses during this pandemic.  The very first bill passed this session by both bodies of the Legislature and headed to the Governor is COVID-19 Liability Protections, SB 72. SB 72, provides liability protections for businesses, educational institutions,Continue reading “Florida Legislature Fully Passes COVID-19 Liability Protection for Businesses, Awaiting Gov. DeSantis Signature”

40 AND OVER ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COVID VACCINE

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces New Eligibility Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccinations Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced new eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida. Beginning Monday, March 29, all individuals age 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning the following Monday, April 5, all individuals age 18 and olderContinue reading “40 AND OVER ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COVID VACCINE”

Florida House Passes COVID Liabilities Protection Bill to Protect Businesses

Today, the Florida House passed the business COVID-19 liability protections bill, HB 7 by Representative McClure, with a bipartisan vote of 83-31. This bill sends a signal of confidence for businesses that are doing their part to keep employees and customers safe that they will not be party to litigation. The Palm Coast-Flagler Regional ChamberContinue reading “Florida House Passes COVID Liabilities Protection Bill to Protect Businesses”

WNZF NewsRadio: Chamber of Commerce Featured on Unemployment Rate Reduction

WNZF NewsRadio recently highlighted the Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce following the news of Flagler County’s unemployment rate dropping nearly half-a-percent to 5.5%. Skip to the 1:10 mark below to hear the audio:

Florida Lawmakers Advance Bill Designed to Protect Businesses From Frivilous COVID-19 Lawsuits

Did you know businesses throughout Florida are facing liability lawsuits from both customers and employees who say the business did not properly adhere to CDC guidelines? In some cases, there are legitimate claims. However, considering Florida has one of the worst legal climates of all 50 U.S. states (its much easier to sue someone inContinue reading “Florida Lawmakers Advance Bill Designed to Protect Businesses From Frivilous COVID-19 Lawsuits”