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Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode: UWF talks Archeology Month and Pensacola’s Discovery of De Luna Settlement.

Michael Thomin

Mike Thomin is the manager of the Destination Archaeology Resource Center. He is also a regular writer for the Unearthing Florida radio program broadcast on NPR member stations across the state of Florida. Mike received his B.A. in history from the University of West Florida and is currently seeking a Masters degree in the UWF Public History graduate program with a museum studies specialization. Mike has spent nearly a decade in the museum field, is a Certified Guide with the National Association of Interpretation, and has worked with several organizations on heritage interpretative projects and programs across the state including the Florida Anthropological Society, Florida Division of Historical Resources, Florida State Parks, U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service. He has curated a number of museum exhibits on a range of diverse topics from piracy in the Gulf of Mexico to the roles women played in Northwest Florida during the Great Depression. He currently serves on FPAN’s Archaeological Tourism Task Force and on the Trail of Florida Indian Heritage Board of Directors. His research interests include Mississippian period southeastern Native Americans, maritime history of the Gulf of Mexico during Florida’s Territorial Period, public history, and public archaeology.

Florida Public Archaeology Network

The Florida Public Archaeology Network’s mission is to promote and facilitate the conservation, study and public understanding of Florida’s archaeological heritage through regional centers. The FPAN Coordinating Center is located in downtown Pensacola while other regional centers are located throughout the state of Florida.

The Northwest Region serves Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, and Gulf Counties.

The Northwest Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network is hosted by the University of West Florida in Pensacola, and it shares offices with the Network Coordinating Center in the historic L&N Marine Terminal at 207 East Main St.

Archaeology Institute

The Archaeology Institute at the University of West Florida is an educational, research and service facility concerned with the prehistoric and historic archaeological resources of the northwest Florida region. The Institute has a professional staff of nine archaeologists, a computer graphics/GIS analyst, a marine captain/dive safety officer and an office manager. Additional staff and students are regularly employed through grant and contract funds.

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UWF Announces Discovery of Luna Settlement

The University of West Florida recently identified the archaeological site of the Luna settlement – the first multi-year European settlement in the United States – in a developed neighborhood in Pensacola. The artifacts discovered are evidence of the Spanish settlement by Tristán de Luna y Arellano from 1559 to 1561, the earliest multi-year European colonial settlement ever archaeologically identified in the United States. Read more from the UWF Newsroom and at

Pensacola Business Radio–UWF Cyber Security Competition and Center for Cyber Security



John Barlow-Winner

Eman El Sheikh, Ph.D.  Director Center for Cyber Security

Anthony Pinto-UWF


UWF Cyber Club places first in statewide Cyber Defense Challenge
Pensacola, Fla. – Nov. 14, 2016 – The University of West Florida Cyber Club recently placed first in the Cyber Defense Challenge at the Florida Center for Cybersecurity’s third annual conference, held in Tampa.
This was the first year that the annual competition included a cybersecurity competition, which features several live cyber challenges for various teams. The UWF team competed in the invite-only Cyber Defense Challenge, where they were tasked with defending their networks against pre-programmed cyber traffic and attack scenarios. They faced teams from top Florida universities, including the University of Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida. A non-collegiate team placed second and the University of Florida placed third.
“The UWF Cyber Club students are very dedicated,” said Anthony Pinto, lecturer in the UWF computer science department and faculty advisor for the Cyber Club. “They practice several times each week, on their own time, and they’re interested in learning as much as possible about the field. More than that, they worked well together, organizing the team tasks to get the most out of their talents and time.”
John Barlow, senior cybersecurity major and president of the UWF Cyber Club, said it was an invaluable opportunity to practice what he’s learned in the classroom in a hands-on, real-world scenario.
“Taking part in competitions forces me to adapt to an unfamiliar environment, apply what I know, learn from those who may know more, and still have fun in the process,” he said. “The Cyber Defense Challenge helped me gain a deeper understanding of cybersecurity, and now I can share what I’ve learned with my fellow students. As a result, the cybersecurity program at UWF will continue to grow and flourish, with new ideas and processes being exchanged between current and future members.”
The conference featured keynote presentations from Industry leaders Scott Charney, vice president of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group, and Art Coviello, retired executive chairman of RSA, the Security Division of EMC. Participants also attended sessions focused on cybersecurity workforce development, research, current trends and more, as well as exhibitor displays, panel discussions, networking opportunities and live demonstrations.
“The Cyber Defense Challenge provided our students with the experience of applying the knowledge gained from their education to a real world situation,” Pinto said. “Networking with industry professionals and other university students was also an invaluable opportunity.”
The UWF Center for Cybersecurity enhances student success through scholarships, professional development opportunities and support for the Cyber Club.  The Center for Cybersecurity is the regional hub for cybersecurity education and research, including multidisciplinary programs and certificates, research opportunities, outreach activities, and industry partnerships.
Created during the 2014 legislative session, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity is a shared resource for cybersecurity research, education and outreach across the state and beyond. The Center fosters collaboration between higher education, government, defense and business communities to share knowledge, resources and training opportunities that help mitigate cybersecurity threats and create opportunities for innovative solutions. Located at the University of South Florida, FC2 is leading efforts to position Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity.
To learn more about the UWF Cyber Club and the Center for Cybersecurity, visit

Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode–Criminal Justice Consultant Dr. Richard M. Hough, Sr. / UWF


Dr. Richard M. Hough, Sr.

With more than thirty years as an administrator, educator, and trainer in law enforcement, corrections, and juvenile justice, Dr. Richard Hough offers consulting and litigation support services in: criminal justice use of force, law enforcement/police policies and practices, jail policies and practices, juvenile justice and detention policies and practices.

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Pensacola Business Radio: STEM Talk with Dr. Erica Taylor/Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering, University of West Florida



Dr. Erica W. Taylor received a BS in Biology from Prairie View A&M University in May 2005 and her doctorate in Physiology with a specialization in Neuroscience from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August 2013. She has been a faculty member in the Biology department at the University of West Florida for two years. In addition to teaching, Dr. Taylor serves as the faculty liaison between Housing and the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering for the STEM living learning community and is the director of the NSF S-STEM Scholars program.


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Pensacola Business Radio-05.10.16 Guests: Tina Morrison/Perdido Key Wine and Art Festival, Jeff Spade / Ace Art, Anthony B. McMillan / HD Relationships, Rhonda Robinson and Valerie Taylor with UWF Continuing Education-Sponsored By Tony Tejas Salsa and Emerald Coast Keeper


Tina Morrison/Perdido Key Wine and Art Festival & Jeff Spade / Ace Art

2016 Perdido Key Wine & Art Fest
“Taste of Perdido”

The 7th annual Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival will be held at Villagio Town Center (13700 Perdido Key Drive) on May 13-14, 2016. The festival is being co-sponsored by Perdido Key Events and its original host the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce.  The 2015 Wine & Art Festival attracted an estimated 1,250 attendees – up 43% from 2014’s event.  Guests will have the chance to taste a variety of wines from different regions while enjoying local cuisine, music and arts.On Friday night, May 13, we are bringing back the ever-popular “Taste of Perdido” for those wishing to enjoy a signature dish from local restaurants paired with an ideal wine.

Tickets for Friday night’s Taste of Perdido will be $30 per person from 5:30-8:30 pm.

Jazz guitarist Pat McCann will be the featured performer and Jeff Spade will be the featured artist. Jeff is a resident of Pensacola and the owner of ACEART.  His artistic mediums are one-of-a-kind acrylic paintings on canvas and reclaimed windows.

Jenna’s Psychic Insight will also be a featured performer. Stop by and have your palm read, or maybe even see your future in her Tarot Cards.

Tickets for this evening must be purchased in advance on this website or at Artworks Studio and Gallery in Villagio (13700 Perdido Key Drive).

“Taste of Perdido” Restaurants 

Anthony B. McMillan / HD Relationships
To teach, exhort, instruct and provide relationship skills to those who are engaged, married, divorced, single or separated.
High Definition Relationship (HD Relationship) was founded to provide critical information for the growth of relationships, strengthening of weak relationships, building up neglected relationships and restoration of broken relationships. In short, HDR will show you how to “connect the dots” in your relationship.
5033 Mobile Hwy

Pensacola, FL

(850) 261-2135
Rhonda Robinson and Valerie Taylor with UWF Continuing Education
Rhonda Robinson

Leisure Learning Director | Distance & Continuing Education | 850-474-3491 |
Rhonda Robinson serves as Assistant Director of the University of West Florida Center on Aging and as Director of Leisure Learning. She is responsible for pursuing innovative programming and maintaining a vibrant community of lifelong learners. Rhonda’s passion for graphic design and strong attention for detail allow her to play an active part in contributing to the development and growth of Leisure Learning. Recently, she earned a designation of Certified Program Planner and is currently working toward a Bachelor’s degree of Communication Arts in Advertising at UWF. Rhonda previously served as the Director of Concert Operations for the Roswell Symphony Orchestra in Roswell, NM, where she managed all marketing, graphic design and promotional efforts throughout Southeastern New Mexico.

Valerie Taylor

Youth Education Director | Distance & Continuing Education | 850-474-3221 |

Valerie Taylor facilitates youth education programs for The University of West Florida’s Continuing Education department. Valerie serves as Director of Explore Summer Camps is responsible for coordinating all camp programs and activities.

A graduate of the University of West Florida, Valerie has spent several years working in early and elementary classrooms in our community. Most recently, Valerie served as a Teacher Collaboration and Community Outreach volunteer in Thailand with the United States Peace Corps.


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Pensacola Business Radio: 05.05.16 – UWF Leadership Awards – Guests: Kishane Patel and Brandon Robinson

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Kishane Patel and Brandon Robinson

The University of West Florida recently honored more than 250 students at the 28th annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet, hosted by the Division of Student Affairs. Students were recognized for various achievements, including completing thousands of hours of community service, managing millions of dollars in funding and embracing leadership roles that benefit campus life.
The ceremony and dinner, held April 10 in the UWF Conference Center and Ballroom, featured alumnus and Pensacola City Council President Charles Bare as the keynote guest speaker. The division presented 14 awards, recognizing students for their leadership on campus, in the community and beyond. For a complete list of awards and recipients, see below.
Deborah L. Ford Emerging Leader Award
Dr. Rebecca Kennedy, assistant vice president of student affairs and director of UWF Counseling and Psychological Services, awarded sophomore Kishane Patel with the Deborah L. Ford Emerging Leader Award. Named for a former vice president for student affairs, the award is presented annually to a freshman or sophomore who demonstrates a genuine commitment to the University, specifically in the area of student life.
Patel serves as chief of staff for the Student Government Association’s president’s cabinet and as sponsorship chair for the Campus Activity Board. He also is an active member of UWF MEN. In 2016-17, Patel will serve as SGA Vice President.
Outstanding Student Leaders
Zimmern recognized junior Brandon Robinson with the Outstanding Student Leader Award, given to a junior or senior who demonstrates a collegiate record of leadership and service to the University and campus life.
Robinson serves as Senate president for the Student Government Association; president, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; public relations chair, African American Student Association; and involvement navigator, Student Involvement.
Collectively, students in these organizations recorded more than 7,500 hours of community service in 2015. Six groups received the Bronze Award for 200-499 hours of service; five received the Silver Award for 500-999 hours; and two received the Gold Award for more than 1,000 hours. These organizations included eight chapters of the University’s Fraternity & Sorority Life community, the Kugelman Honors Program, and four academic- or interest-based student organizations. Students who completed 20 hours of service or more were recognized individually for their contributions.
For more information about the Student Leadership Awards, visit
About the University of West Florida: Founded in 1963, the University of West Florida is a vibrant, distinctive institution of higher learning with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs. With multiple locations in Northwest Florida, the University serves a student population of more than 12,000. Dedicated to helping students realize their full potential, UWF favors small class sizes with quality teacher-scholars who deliver personalized, innovative, hands-on learning and leadership opportunities.

Pensacola Business Radio-05.05.16-Guests: Michael Krueger/UWF Leadership Recipient, Staci Miron / Sonshine Companion Care LLC


Staci Miron, Director of Business Development

About Us

Sonshine Companion Care LLC, started in 2009 is owned and operated in Pensacola, FL. We are an expanding senior care service that specializes in non-medical in home care.

Contact Us

Sonshine Companion Care, LLC
1010 N. 12th Ave., Suite 233
Pensacola, FL 32501

Client Hotline: 850.346.0352
Caregiver Hotline: 850.764.6638

Fax: 850.266.7007

We offer the following services, among others.

  • Conversation/Companionship
  • Rides to Appointments
  • Medication Reminders
  • Shopping
  • Activities, Outings, and Field Trips
  • De-Cluttering
  • Restorative Cleaning
  • Deliver Magazines, Papers, Books
  • Yard Work
  • Care for Houseplants

Staci Miron, Director of Business Development

Staff Management

Billing & Compensation

Information Technology



Michael Krueger/UWF Leadership Award Recipient 

The University of West Florida recently honored more than 250 students at the 28th annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet, hosted by the Division of Student Affairs. Students were recognized for various achievements, including completing thousands of hours of community service, managing millions of dollars in funding and embracing leadership roles that benefit campus life.
The ceremony and dinner, held April 10 in the UWF Conference Center and Ballroom, featured alumnus and Pensacola City Council President Charles Bare as the keynote guest speaker. The division presented 14 awards, recognizing students for their leadership on campus, in the community and beyond. For a complete list of awards and recipients, see below.
Awards for Sustained Leadership and Service
The Awards for Sustained Leadership and Service, named for two long-serving leaders in the University’s Division of Student Affairs, Linda O. Dye and Kenneth L. Curtis, recognize two seniors for their significant contributions, sustained leadership and service to campus life. Each award includes a $500 scholarship.
Michael Krueger received the Kenneth L. Curtis Award.
Krueger was acknowledged for his involvement with the Campus Activity Board, UWF MEN and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He also interned with the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

Pensacola Business Radio: Women In Leadership Series-brought to by Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast


HOST- Kolleen Edwards Chesley

Founding Director, Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast

Find me on Linked In at:

Cell 850-529-0908   PO Box 1125, Pensacola, FL 32591

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Amy Miller/Port Of Pensacola
Port Director

An Ohio native, Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Following a successful career in print journalism, she entered the seaport industry in 1993 as Communications Director for the Port of South Louisiana. In 1997, she was named Trade Development Manager at the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi.

She relocated to Florida in 2002 when she became Port of Pensacola’s Manager of Business & Trade Development and, through the years, she absorbed additional duties in the areas of financial management and human resources. In November 2013, Mayor Ashton Hayward appointed her to the position of port director, making her the first women to lead Pensacola’s port enterprise. She is the only female port director in Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico region and is one of less than a dozen female port directors in the U.S.

Port Pensacola

Port Pensacola, strategically positioned along the Gulf of Mexico, is Northwest Florida’s most diverse and business focused deep-water port. Port Pensacola is a full service port offering stevedoring and marine terminal services for all descriptions of bulk, break-bulk, unitized freight, and special project cargo.


Stacey Kostevicki / Gulf Coast Kids House
Executive Director

I graduated from Florida State University with a BA and earned my MBA at the University of West Florida. My most recent job before accepting the Executive Director position at GCKH was at Studer Group.  My heart has always been with not-for-profit organizations though and I have a decade of experience in this area.  I have been with GCKH since December 2010. I serve as the President of the Florida Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, a statewide membership organization representing all of the children’s advocacy centers in Florida. I also serve on the Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition Board and am a proud Cordova Rotarian and United Way of Escambia County volunteer.

About GCKH

Helping Families In Pensacola And Escambia County

Gulf Coast Kid’s House is a children’s advocacy center serving Escambia County. As a children’s advocacy center, we combine all of the professionals and resources needed for the intervention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases under one child-friendly facility. Child victims and their families also receive mental health counseling at our center. The goal of Gulf Coast Kid’s House is to form a more collaborative response to child abuse cases so that we can improve case outcomes and minimize trauma to the children and families we serve.


Lusharon Wiley / Senior Associate Dean of Students
University of West Florida

Dr. Lusharon Wiley is a successful manager and leader in higher education with over 20 years of professional experience in the field of student services.  She currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Office of Case Management Services at the University of West Florida.  


Founded in 1963, the University of West Florida is a vibrant, distinctive institute of higher learning with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs. With multiple locations in Northwest Florida, the University serves a student population of more than 12,000.

Dedicated to helping students realize their full potential, UWF favors small class sizes with quality teacher-scholars who deliver personalized, hands-on learning and leadership opportunities. The University offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration and is focused on student success.





Pensacola Business Radio-4.27.16 Guests: Carrie Fonder / University of West Florida, Department of Art-BEFORE I DIE WALL


Carrie Fonder / University of West Florida, Department of Art

Carrie Fonder currently teaches art and art appreciation at the University of West Florida.  Before coming to UWF in 2015, she taught at several institutions in the greater Detroit Metro Area, including the College for Creative Studies, and was the director of the Summer Art Studio at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

The Before I Die Wall is a participatory public art project created by New Orleans artist Candy Chang:

Before I Die

BEFORE I DIE IS A PARTICIPATORY PUBLIC ART PROJECT that invites people to contemplate death, reflect on life, and share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved, Chang channeled her grief and depression into this project on an abandoned house in her New Orleans neighborhood to restore perspective and find consolation with her neighbors. She covered the crumbling house with chalkboard paint and stenciled it with the prompt, “Before I die I want to _____.” The wall quickly filled up with responses, from the poetic to the profound: Before I die I want to… see my daughter graduate, abandon all insecurities, get my wife back, eat all the candy and sushi in the world, be a Youtube sensation, straddle the International Date Line, tell my mother I love her, be completely myself.

The wall gained global attention and many people have contacted Chang about creating a wall in their own community. Chang created a project sitewith step-by-step resources and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1,000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Iraq, China, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and South Africa.  Revealing the community’s longings, anxieties, joys, and struggles, the project explores how public space can cultivate self-examination and empathy among neighbors and compassionately prepare us for death and grief. It has also inspired dozens of remixes that offer new ways to engage with the people around us. The Before I Die book is a celebration of these walls and the stories behind them. See much more on the project site and follow the latest Before I Die walls and responses on Twitter,Instagram, and Facebook.

2011, New Orleans, LA. Chalkboard paint, spray paint, chalk, abandoned house. 41′ x 8′. With permission from the property owner, residents of the block, the neighborhood association’s blight committee, the Historic District Landmarks Commission, the Arts Council of New Orleans, and the City Planning Commission. Installation assistance by Kristina Kassem, Cory Klemmer, Anamaria Vizcaino, James Reeves, Alan Williams, Alex Vialou, Earl Carlson, and Gary Hustwit.

Pensacola Business Radio-04.05.16-Guests: Rick Duke / UWF Center for Entrepreneurship, Jennifer Jackson / Margaritaville Beach Hotel, Calvin Bonifacio / Tech Non Profit


Rick Duke / UWF Center for Entrepreneurship
Founding Director


In July 2015, UWF announced the formation of the Center for Entrepreneurship through a $1 million gift commitment from Quint and Rishy Studer. Thanks to the Studers’ generosity, the Center will encourage and support educational initiatives related to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking while serving as a comprehensive resource for economic innovation for students, industry and community partners.

Duke’s experience in entrepreneurship and economic development includes 25 years at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he worked from 1984 to 2009. He served in a variety of roles in economic development at Georgia Tech, culminating as General Manager for Business Development at the Enterprise Innovation Institute. He also spent four years as Director of the Economic Development Institute, which was named the “best university-based economic development organization in the country” by Innovation Associates in 2005.

Duke then transitioned to the University of Southern Mississippi where he was hired in 2010 to lead the startup of the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, a university-based community engagement enterprise. His most recent position was Director for Economic Development and Executive Director for Insight Park at the University of Mississippi. In that role, Duke established a framework for the technology incubator and research park marketing plan and engaged the university community to identify knowledge assets suited for both economic development and university-industry partnerships.


UWF Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship serves as a source of support for the complete life cycle of the entrepreneur.

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The University of West Florida Center for Entrepreneurship is dedicated to seeding economic growth. The Center encourages and supports educational initiatives related to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking and serves as a comprehensive resource for economic innovation for students, faculty, industry and community partners. The Center for Entrepreneurship seeks to support the complete life cycle of an entrepreneur.

The Center is housed in the College of Business and hosts numerous activities and initiatives related to creating a culture of entrepreneurial thinking. Additionally, affiliate units and organizations create a synergistic support for entrepreneurial efforts and innovation. Quint Studer serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence to mobilize a professional network of entrepreneurs that positively impact the Center through contributions to advisement, seminars, classes, workshops and a host of other initiatives.

The UWF College of Business is actively developing degree and certificate programs in entrepreneurship. The College of Business recently launched the MBA program with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and the College provides an undergraduate certificate in small business management/entrepreneurship and a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship.



Jennifer Jackson /  Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Director of Marketing & Activities

Director of Marketing and Activities for Margaritaville Beach Hotel, Marketing Committee Member for Visit Pensacola, and Meeting and Travel Trade Committee Member for Visit Florida.

Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, the hotel’s sense of place and attention to detail make it the perfect setting for guests who want to escape the everyday, engage their senses and make lasting memories. Anyone who has ever dreamed of escaping to a tropical island and sipping a margarita will enjoy being immersed in the Margaritaville experience at this hotel.

The beachfront hotel features ‘barefoot elegance’ with 162 guest rooms, including 24 Corner King Executive rooms with wrap-around balconies. The Margaritaville Beach Hotel is offering activities the entire family can enjoy; Beach Crafts, Sea Shell Hunts, Painting Parties, Limbo Contest, Beach Bingo and more! Rent beach bicycles and tour Pensacola Beach by peddle, or climb aboard a kayak or paddle board available for rent on the Gulf Side and Bay Side Dock. If you’re looking for adventure make sure to check out our Adventure Activities with Dolphin Cruises, Paddle Drift, Snorkeling, Sunset Cruise, Sailing, Fishing and unique trips for special occasions.  See our Events Calendar for a list of activities that will be happening during your stay.

The Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach sits on over 800 feet of gulf-front property. An additional 800 feet overlooks the bay.

Amenities at a Glance:

  • Private Gulf or Bay View balcony rooms
  • Non-smoking Property
  • Poolside Tiki Bar
  • Beachside Pavilion “LandShark Landing”
  • Outdoor Pool Deck with food and beverages
  • Outdoor Pool
  • In-room dining available daily: 7am – 11am (Breakfast) and 11am – 10pm (All Day Menu)
  • Indoor Fitness Facility open 24 hrs.
  • HD flat screen TVs
  • Laundry and valet services
  • Free USA Today (Mon.-Fri.)
  • Business Center
  • Free Wi-Fi/internet available
  • Local spa services available
  • Valet parking ($12) and free self-parking
  • Covered parking

Seasonal Amenities:

  • Live Entertainment
  • Fitness On Board (paddle board fitness classes)
  • Adventure Activities (Dolphin Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Paddleboarding, Kayak
  • Beach chair/service rental
  • Free beach trolley (island only)

Frank and Lola Love Pensacola Café:
Named after “Frank and Lola,” a 1982 Jimmy Buffett song about a couple on their second honeymoon in Pensacola, the restaurant features a delicious menu and also has a full service bar in an upscale, casual atmosphere. Frank & Lola Love Pensacola Café offers indoor and outside seating, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Daily Hours:
7am – 11am (Breakfast) • 11am – 10pm (All Day Menu)

Frank & Lola Bar Hours:
Monday – Sunday 11am – 10pm

Please call 850-934-8670 for priority seating. Learn more.

LandShark Landing Beach Bar:
Open Seasonally March-October *Weather Permitting with Live Music most weekends; Monday-Thursday: 4pm-9pm • Friday: 4pm-10pm
Saturday: 12pm-10pm, and Sunday: 12pm-9pm (*Some Saturdays may be closed for private events, please check our events calendar for details or contact 850-916-9755).
The adjacent LandShark Landing Beach Bar offers hotel guests the opportunity for fun and sun. Offering snacks, beverages, volleyball, hammocks under palm trees and a fire pit. Seasonal Times may vary. Learn more.

Poolside Tiki Bar:
Open Seasonally (March-October *Weather Permitting)
12pm-Sunset with Live Music on most weekends (March-October)
The outdoor pool area features comfortable lounge chairs, umbrellas, towel service and a Tiki Bar with food and a full bar. Please contact 850-916-9755 for Fall/Winter hours.

Meeting & Function Facilities:
Meeting and Banquet rooms are available onsite for small meetings and destination weddings. Contact us for more details, or to schedule a group event.

Margaritaville Beach Hotel • 165 Fort Pickens Road • Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 • 850-916-9755




Calvin Bonifacio/Tech for Non-Profit


YourTechnoGeeks was created with the idea of making information technology  easy for everyone. Business owners have an overabundance of information available to them regarding different information technology solutions, which is where a knowledgeable company, such as YourTechnoGeeks, comes in handy. Every detail of hardware, software, document storage, security, and compliance will be covered during a series of consultations regarding any services required. YourTechnoGeeks prides itself on educating companies and business owners as to what IT solutions are available to them in a way that the best decision  regarding services can be made. Constant communication, understanding, and guidance is essential in establishing an IT system within your company powerful enough to project it to the next level.

Tech Non Profit is YTG’s way to help give back to the community. If you are in need of Tech for Non-Profit please contact YTG.