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Local Business Owners Launch Bay County Strong Hurricane Michael Relief


BAY COUNTY, Fla. (November 12, 2018)–Local business owners, Kevin and Susan Engle, have created the “Bay County Strong” Hurricane Michael relief effort. Although originally from Atlanta, these entrepreneurs have strong personal ties to the Emerald Coast as two of the restaurants they are partners in, Back Beach Barbecue and Restaurant Paradis, are located in Panama [...]

Coastal {Holiday} Feasts and Where to Find Them


We blinked and Thanksgiving is HERE! As the holiday festivities are fast approaching, it's time to get your plans in place. If you're looking for a tasty yet filling meal but don't feel like stepping foot in the kitchen, have no fear, because many of our beloved restaurant clients will be open this Thanksgiving day! We [...]

“What Can I Do to Help?”


Hurricane Michael made its devastating landfall on October 10th, 2018. Since then, local residents in the surrounding areas have come together to raise funds, gather supplies, and volunteer their time to those who need it most. Local and national businesses have also donated vast amounts to the relief effort in order to help those left without [...]

Bontemps Interiors to Open First Location in Miramar Beach


MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (November 1, 2018) – Local resident and business owner, Angela Bontemps, is pleased to announce the grand opening of Bontemps Interiors, a sophisticated interior design studio, located at 13370 US Hwy. 98 West. Angela has been a resident of the Emerald Coast for over five years. After working in a high-end furniture [...]

November 2018 Networking & Social Events Calendar


NETWORKING, COMMUNITY & CHARITABLE EVENTS Thursday, November 1, 2018 Jon Smith Subs Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Miramar Beach, Florida 32550 11 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. http://bit.ly/2OeOIFf   Friday, November 2, 2018 Veteran’s Appreciation First Friday Breakfast sponsored by CHELCO Site C-6 7:00-8:30 a.m. http://bit.ly/2Offpd1   Friday, November 2, 2018 Lunch & Learn [...]

The Market Shops 4th Annual Bloody Mary Festival Raises $8,500 for Habitat for Humanity of Walton County, FL


MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (October 31, 2018) – The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, hosted the 4th Annual Bloody Mary Festival on Oct. 6, 2018, raising $8,500 for Habitat for Humanity of Walton County. The fourth annual event featured unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys made [...]

Old Florida Fish House Announces Fifth Annual Wreaths for Alaqua


SEAGROVE BEACH, Fla. (October 30, 2018) – Old Florida Fish House and Alaqua Animal Refuge have teamed up for the Fifth Annual Alaqua Wreath Auction in order to raise funds for the private, non-profit animal sanctuary committed to serving the Emerald Coast. The auction will take place at Old Florida Fish House on Wednesday, November [...]

The Market Shops Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary with Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours


MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.(October 29, 2018) – The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, November 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the shopping center. The community is invited to explore The [...]

McCaskill & Company to Host Signature Gemstone and Diamond Events


DESTIN, Fla. (October 29, 2018) – McCaskill & Company will be hosting distinguished jewelry and gemstone designer, Erica Courtney, as well as a special Diamond Expo during the month of November. The trunk show will have a variety of handcrafted jewelry and gemstones available for purchase, while the expo will host an exclusive array of diamonds [...]

Step One Automotive Group Successfully Celebrates Grand Opening of Buick GMC Cadillac Fort Walton Beach Raising $2,000 for Local Non-Profits


FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (October 22, 2018) – Step One Automotive Group celebrated the grand opening of their recently acquired car dealership on Thursday, September 27. The celebration officially welcomed the General Motors brands to the Step One Automotive Group family while also raising $2,000 for local beneficiaries, The Northwest Florida Ballet and Sinfonia Gulf [...]

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