2019 At A Glance

It’s a new decade and we’re recapping the highlights of everything we’ve attended and accomplished throughout 2019! From charity gumbo tournaments, out-of-this-world galas, plenty of grand openings and SO much more, Proffitt PR was there to capture, network, and promote the community we live for! We are eternally grateful for everyone that helped make 2019 such a success. Cheers to the next decade and everything 2020 has in store!

J A N U A R Y

1/8/19 – We kicked off 2019 with a check presentation from Café Thirty – A to Caring & Sharing of South Walton for an astounding $26,000 raised during their Annual Christmas Charity Ball that we helped coordinate December 2018.

1/10/19 – We introduced a brand new event to The Henderson called Art Wave. This event featured various local artists who have their artwork displayed throughout the resort. The public enjoyed craft cocktails, decadent hors d’oeuvres, and had the exclusive opportunity to mingle with the talented artists. This sophisticated bazaar was one of a kind and benefited the South Walton Artificial Reef Association.

1/14/19 – Y’all truly bring out the BEST in us! We were so blessed to be named the Best Public Relations Firm for the 6th year in a row and Best Event Planner for the 4th year in a row by the readers of VIP Destin Magazine!

1/15/19 – What a VIEW! We took in the sights at the January FPRA Luncheon hosted by The Vue on 30A while listening to Corey Dobrindia, Public Information Officer for the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

1/18/1930A Songwriters Festival is one of our favorite events that we look forward to each year! Hopping around South Walton and 30A supporting local venues and artists alongside friends and family is simply perfection. Bravo to the Cultural Arts Alliance for bringing something so wonderful to our community!

1/22/19 – Welcome to the family! First City Bank of Florida joins the #PPR Client List!

1/23/19 – Puppies, pigs, and llamas, OH MY! As a team, our heart is to give back so in 2019 we decided to dedicate a portion of our time each month to give back to the community who consistently supports and lifts us up. Titled, Hustle with Heart, this series would be an opportunity for PPR to go out and volunteer with various local non-profits or organizations. To kick things off, we spent the day at Alaqua Animal Refuge helping out in any way possible! {Puppie snuggles were an added bonus!}

1/24/19 – Our inaugural Art Wave event at The Henderson was a SUCCESS! We were pleased to present the South Walton Artificial Reef Association with a check for $7,768.20.

1/24/19 – In 2018, Jessica was chosen to be an Honorary Commander for the Hurlburt Air Force Base. One of the perks was being able to experience first-hand what it was like on a direct-action night mission. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!

1/31/19 – We Hit the Ground(s) Running with the Young Professionals of Walton County (YPWC) for their first event at Amavida Coffee‘s roaster in Santa Rosa Beach. YPWC is near and dear to our hearts as Jessica reinvented the program just one year ago.

1/31/19 – Jessica attended the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Dinner & Awards Banquet at The Henderson to see some our fabulous clients be awarded with honors of distinction.

F E B R U A R Y

2/1/19 – Cheers to another year! We celebrated another year with the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce at their Annual Gala. Jessica was also recognized as the Young Professional of the Year for 2018!

2/1/19 – We headed to Fort Walton Beach for the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce Breakfast to promote First City Bank’s 8th Annual Gumbo Throwdown.

2/6/19 – We left feeling inspired after hearing from Colonel Brian Laidlaw of Tyndall AFB at the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Power of Business Luncheon at Tops’l Beach & Racquet Resort

2/6/19 – Jessica got a sneak peek of the plans for Rosemary Beach’s newest resort, Kaiya, during their Outstanding in The Field Dinner located right on the beach. The culinary extravaganza was nothing short of spectacular!

2/8 – 2/10/19 – Happy Birthday to our favorite girl, Hannah Martin! This year’s party titled “La Lumiere – Party of the Gods” was out-of-this-world! We partied with the gods all night long to help celebrate Hannah and raise money for South Walton Academy, Special Olympics – South Walton, and Westonwood Ranch.

2/12/19 – YUM! We love a good photoshoot where we can eat the props afterwards. Swell Pops had a photoshoot with Alissa Aryn Commercial at our office this month to get some new shots of those sweet pops!

2/19/19 – Clear! We attended ER for PR at the Hyatt Place with the Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of FPRA to brush up on our PR skillset!

2/21/19 – Oysters, champagne and Cathead Vodka cocktails? Yes please! The VIP kick-off party for 30A Wine Festival with Garden & Gun Magazine at Alys Beach did not disappoint!

2/21/19 – We joined Mike Huckabee at The Henderson to raise money for the Rocky Bayou Christian School during their first Blue & White Gala raising thousands of dollars for the school.

2/27/19 – We Hustled with Heart at Food For Thought Outreach packing backpacks for over 1,000 kids in need for local schools.

2/28/19 – We pampered the area’s leading influencers to experience the lavish Salamander Spa at The Henderson while also enjoying sushi, champagne, and mini treatments throughout the evening. We loved coordinating and executing this custom experience from start to finish.

M A R C H

3/1/19 – We sipped and savored all night long at the Taste of the Race event hosted by the Seaside School as a part of their Half Marathon & 5k weekend! Proffitt PR is a proud media sponsor of the event each year.

3/3/19 – Off to the races! As a team we ran in the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5k. Talk about Hustle with Heart!

3/6/19 – There was a slight chill to this Walton Area Chamber of Commerce day but we had the picture perfect luncheon with a fabulous speaker from Gulf Power Company at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

3/7/19 – Let the Good Times Roll! We had a blast putting First City Bank’s 8th Annual Gumbo Throwdown where the area’s leading restaurants showed out to compete for the title of “Best Gumbo on the Emerald Coast.”

3/8/19 – We laced up our high heels and headed to Red Fish Taco for Habitat for Humanity’s Annual Hard Hats & High Heels event! Proffitt PR is an esteemed media sponsor of this event each year.

3/23/19 – We got all dressed up to celebrate being named as the Best Public Relations Firm and Best Event Planning Firm at the VIP Destin Black Tie Ball at the Hilton Sandestin.

3/24/19 – Research and development! PPR hit the road to Atlanta for some “market research” to see how they throw a Bloody Mary Festival. We took in the sights and met up with some old friends along the way who helped us discover new ideas that we could implement into our upcoming Bloody Mary Fest at The Market Shops.

3/26/19 – For March’s Hustle with Heart, we teamed up with The Sonder Project to help paint a house that they were rebuilding for a mother and her two sons after they lost everything to Hurricane Michael.

3/27/19 – We mixed and mingled with the area’s best wedding vendors during Rowland Publishing Wedding’s Cover Reveal Party at The Henderson. We love a helping coordinate a glorious collaboration such as this!

3/28/19 – Jessica had the honor to attend the most magical and meaningful dinner hosted by Dr. Hayes of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast and his beautiful wife! A four course dinner by James Beard Foundation’s award winning Chef Sue Zemanick {recently featured on Bravo’s Top Chef x 2} out of NOLA paired with the perfect wines! Best part? Every bit of the evening benefited the amazing Food For Thought Outreach Inc.

3/31/19 – A cause close to our hearts. We rallied our clients together to donate items to Boshamps BoJamz Benefit raising money for The Wright Fight for Cystic Fibrosis.

A P R I L

4/10/19 – We were WOW’ed by the entrepreneurial spirit of our youth at the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Red Fish Taco! Jessica had the honor to judge alongside fellow Chamber board members at this Shark Tank style event where South Walton, Freeport and Walton High School students battled for the best business idea. Congrats to SWGS for taking home the award!

4/10/19 – Our amazing Taylor Sheekley Celebrates One Year of pure hustle at Proffitt PR!

4/11/19 – Officially grown-ups now that we attended the Young Professionals of Walton County #ADULTING luncheon sponsored by Community Bank at the Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard!

4/12/19 – Our dazzling clients, McCaskill received the Design Excellence Award from the Scenic Corridor Foundation!

4/16/19 – We had a fiesta at Cantina Laredo for the FPRA Northwest Florida Coast Chapter’s luncheon sponsored by Beachy Beach Real Estate!

4/18/19 – It’s a beautiful thing when our counties unite! The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at The Henderson sponsored by Legendary Marine and Dixielectricar was a smashing success! The evening was topped off with a check presentation by Emerald Coast Honor Games to five local charities!

4/22/19 – New Client Alert: Coyote Ugly Saloon- Destin!

4/23/19 – Look at that bunt! Hit a curveball and headed west to spend the evening in Pensacola with our FPRA Northwest Florida Coast Chapter friends at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos game!

4/24/19 – We’re batting our eyes over our NEW CLIENT: Amazing Lash Studio!

4/24/19 – We spent the afternoon with Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation for our April Edition of #HustlewithHeart helping their talented team prepare for that weekend’s South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

4/24/19 – We wined and dined with the finest grapes on the vine as we kicked off the Destin Charity Wine Auction’s South Walton Beach Wine and Food Festival at the most gorgeous patron dinner at Churchill Oaks.

4/25/19 – Monochromatically twinning at the Women in the Workforce Luncheon at Hyatt Place Sandestin/at Grand Boulevard!

4/25/19 – Wine flies when you’re having fun! The annual Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival at Grand Boulevard was one for the books! Proffitt PR not only is a media sponsor of this event but makes sure the majority of our clients are involved and supporting! What a monumental way to raise millions of dollars to our local children in need. CHEERS to DCWAF and their incredible team!

4/29/19 – Before the gods ascended back to the heavens after Hannah Martin’s Party, they helped raise $60,000 for Westonwood Ranch, South Walton Academy, and Special Olympics Florida – Walton County!

M A Y

5/2/19 – We sipped and shopped with the residents of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Kelly Plantation, and Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club during Inside The Gates Sip N Shop event we coordinated and hosted at The Market Shops.

5/3/19 – To celebrate SIX YEARS of outstanding business, Coyote Ugly Saloon hosted an 80s themed party with an open bar, music by DJ Vladi, and giveaways, with funds benefitting Anchorage Children’s Home. We were honored to be hired by boss babe, Joanna Olson to help celebrate this momentous occasion.

5/3/19 – We worked on our fitness at The Market Shops during their Free Fitness on the Lawn series, featuring classes by Orangetheory Fitness and Pure Barre.

5/5/19 – Golfing for a cause at Kelly Plantation! On Cinco de Mayo we played 18 holes in the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center’s first annual Charity Golf Tournament.

5/6/19 – When you live in paradise, it makes sense to have seven days in honor of National Tourism Week, hosted by Visit South Walton, with a kickoff luncheon at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.

5/7/19 – Henderson loves their locals and celebrated them as they launched an Exclusive Annual Spa & Fitness Membership for the Salamander Spa.

 

5/9/19 – The most organic grind went down at the Young Professionals of Walton County Rise & Grind event sponsored by Clean Juice at The Market Shops!

5/9/19 – We welcomed out summer inter, KK Ellis!

5/9/19 – Our conference room got a makeover, thanks to a custom painting by local artist, Brendan Parker of Liftoff Studios!

5/11/19 – To celebrate the launch of her new book, A Raven’s Nest, The Zoo Gallery hosted Raven Roxanne for a reading, followed by an art project for the kids. We are proud to call Raven a lifelong friend and are so proud of what she’s done on the national level!

5/12/19 – Flowers, balloons, champagne, and a whole lot of mommas! We showered the women we just can’t live without during Sweet Sunday: A Mother’s Day Market at The Henderson.

5/13/19 – Cue the confetti, Taylor graduated from the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Mentoring Emerald Coast Program!

5/14/19 – We were honored when Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q asked us to coordinate and execute a fundraiser in celebration of the life of Joel Iral, a beloved employee who passed away in a tragic vehicle-involved scooter accident.

5/16/19 – Proffitt PR hosted a Round Table discussion for Emerald Coast Magazine in our conference room, and trust us, great things are coming for this wonderful publication!

5/16/19 – Bracken Law made a trip to 30A Realty to bring breakfast from Black Bear Bread Co. and talk with their team.

5/16/19 – Taylor and our summer intern, KK checked out the stunning new Ridge Walk neighborhood during the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours, sponsored by Randy Wise Homes, Inc.

5/16/19 – Digital Graffit Festival award winners projected their art onto Galati Yachts during Emerald Coast Magazine’s Pop Up Party, which featured lavender champagne from The Henderson, light bites by Signature Catering of 30A, live music, and priceless bay views.

5/17/19 – With proceeds benefitting South Walton Academy, Back Beach Barbecue’s 2nd Annual Hog Bash was a huge success! Guests enjoyed slow smoked ‘cue, ice cold beer from Grayton Beer Company and Idyll Hounds Brewing Company, music by Chip Lyons, and great weather.  Happy Birthday beloved Back Beach!

5/19 – 5/21/19 – Proffitt PR has honored to coordinate Tallahassee’s Florida Sports Foundation’s largest event of the year, their Annual Summit. One hundred of the state’s leading sports facilitators gathered for two days at The Henderson for continuing education, growth, networking, a keynote luncheon with Tommy Bowden, and more!

5/22/19 – Happy Birthday, Beachworx! Proffitt PR was proud to attend and celebrate their one-year anniversary party.

5/23/19 – No one can resist a sunset happy hour, especially when it’s at The Henderson! The residents inside the gates of Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort socialized over light bites and refreshing drinks.

5/29/19 – The Proffitt PR gals headed north of the bay and got to know some furry {and not so furry} forest friends. Every month in 2019 we Hustled with Heart, and in May we volunteered at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center!

5/31/19 – It sure was a sweet Sunday, because we raised $3,000 for The Sonder Project during Sweet Sunday: A Mother’s Day Market at The Henderson!

5/31/19 – With help from our wonderful community, we were able to raise $28,595 at The Joel Iral Celebration of Life Fundraiser that we had recently hosted at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

J U N E

6/11/19 – E I G H T years in the making! In June, Proffitt PR celebrated eight years in business by enjoying a celebratory dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

6/12/19 – We mixed and mingled with local business men and women during the Walton Area chamber of Commerce’s Power of Networking Luncheon at AJ’s Grayton beach.

6/13/19 – We had a doggone good time at the Young Professionals of Walton County’s Bow Wow Seafood Boil at Dog-Harmony, sponsored by Whole Life Fitness, LLC, with a bountiful seafood boil provided by Grayton Beer Brewpub, and of course cold brews courtesy of Grayton Beer Company.

6/17/19 – The Hustle with Heart continued in June at Westonwood Ranch, where we learned all about the amazing facility and the beautiful family that brought it to life, while we painted and polished the grounds in preparation for their opening!

6/18/19 – There’s no better way to celebrate National Sushi Day than with an FPRA Luncheon at Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar!

6/20/19 – We couldn’t bat our eyes at this! We had the honor of hosting the Wake Up and Wink Influencer Event at the new Amazing Lash Studio.

6/26/19 – Pop the bubbly! Bracken Law hosted the Grand Opening of his second office on 30A! Guests sipped cold brews from Idyll Hounds Brewing Company, snacked on hors d’oeuvres by Signature Catering of 30A, listened to live music by Matt Lyons, and celebrated the evening with a rooftop toast!

6/29/19 – We set sail on 30A during the annual Rags to Riches Regatta in Grayton Beach!

J U L Y

7/10/19 – It was a full house at Walton Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Power of Networking Luncheon! Taylor and Mayra visited the beautiful Food For Thought Outreach Inc facility for the second time and learned even more about the awesome work the organization is doing for kids in our community!

7/11/19 – Mingling and Margs? That’s our kind of Thursday night! Taylor and Mayra met up with other young professionals at La Cocina for the Young Professionals of Walton County’s July networking event!

7/13/19 – Lights camera action! We had such a fun work weekend out in Rosemary Beach, Florida with Maho Shades, working behind the scenes of their latest photo shoot at The Pearl RB with Champion Photography Co.

7/16/19 – It was an honor to listen to Alyson Lundell, the Senior Director of Public Relations for Universal Resort Orlando, at the FPRA Northwest Florida Coast Chapter monthly luncheon hosted by North Beach Tortilla Company!

7/22/19 – We’re giving back to the community, one month at a time! We were so grateful to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center for letting us visit their Niceville location, where we #HustledWithHeart to fix their staff lunch for their monthly meeting!

7/24/19 – Little black dresses, sparkles and champagne – what more could a girl need?! Jessica joined Leslie Moland with White-Wilson Medical Center and Ted Corcoran with Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce to talk ALL about the 10th Annual Little Black Dress Party LIVE on the radio!

7/25/19 – We welcomed our new summer intern, Madison!

7/25/19 – We blinked, and it was official! Amazing Lash Studio Grand Opening was a great success! We officially welcomed this new local business to the community with a tri-chamber ribbon cutting with the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce, Destin Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce!

7/31/19 – Jessica Toured Hurlburt Field Medical Facilities as part of the Honorary Commander program

A U G U S T

8/1/19 – Lexi Celebrates 3 Years at Proffitt PR!

8/3/19 – Jessica and Levin were honored to serve as the king and queen of the ball for the 10th Annual Little Black Dress Party benefitting White Wilson Medical Center.

8/5/19 – Say hello to our newest client, #Bravolebrity Michael LeSure! This new 30A local doubles as a house flipper and reality TV star!

8/7/19 – Riddle me this! We gathered for the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Power of Networking Luncheon at Acme Oyster House – Seascape, FL where we mixed and mingled with the best of best from our little beach community.

8/12/19 – During this month’s #HustleWithHeart, we volunteered at Dog-Harmony and painted part of their NEW center! From education to fostering, Nancy and her talented team work hard to train pups of all ages, lead workshops for the community, and build positive relationships between dogs and people!

8/24/19 – Bella joins PPR as the newest intern.

8/20/19 – Congratulations to Lindy Wood, Kelly Thompson and the incredible team at Westonwood Ranch on the super successful ribbon cutting with the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce! Thank you all for the beautiful things you’re doing for our community! We respect and adore y’all and will do everything we can to help your mission!

8/20/19 – Y’ALL! We were able to learn all about the ins and outs of influencer marketing from some of the area’s leading influencers and PR professionals at FPRA Northwest Florida Coast Chapter’s Luncheon held at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen located in Destin Commons!

8/21/19 – What an honor to be among such powerful women making such a monumental impact in our community at the 850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida Pinnacle Awards Luncheon at Florida State University Panama City!

8/27/19 – We spent the day with the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort during their annual “The Next BIG Thing” conference, where our incredibly talented client, Michael LeSure, was the afternoon keynote speaker!

8/27/19 – *Outfit change* after The Next Big Thing we attended the FPRA Northwest Florida Coast Chapter Annual Installation Ceremony at Grayton Beer Company! We honored the outgoing and incoming board of directors, Member, and Person of the year, Lindy Wood of Westonwood Ranch! Cheers to our very own Taylor Sheekley for her dedication to the board this past year and Jessica Proffitt Bracken for 12 years of membership and past presidency.

S E P T E M B E R

9/3/19 – It was a Big Mac-sized day for Costa Enterprises – McDonald’s, because they welcomed the PRESIDENT of McDonald’s USA, Chris Kempczinski, to their Port St. Joe location!

9/4/19 – Our Bravolebrity client, Michael LeSure on WJHG-TV promoting his Bravo show {Flipping Exes} while also discussing how he’s helping to rebuild after Hurricane Michael!

9/4/19 – One of our favorite events to attend throughout the year! We had the honor to witness Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation award $3 million to 16 various local charities at their annual Check Presentation Ceremony hosted by The Henderson. We cannot wait to see what these we’ll-deserving organizations accomplish in 2020!

9/12/19 – What an honor to attend the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce & Young Professionals of Walton County North Business After Hours at Westonwood Ranch.

9/18/19 – Pensacola knows how to party! We spent the day at Step One Automotive Group putting the final touches on their Buick GMC Cadillac Pensacola Grand Opening!

9/18/19 – We loved celebrating Lori Leath Smith and her one year of success with Destin Life! Cheers to you Lori!

9/19/19 – Chick-fil-A nugs and champs – what more could you ask for?! We opened our office doors for the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours at The Market Shops, where we sipped, snacked, and sang along with Boukou Groove! Special thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hello!

9/19/19 – Berkshire is BOOMING! Emerald Coast’s best realtor and our fabulous client, Royce Mitchell and his team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty opened their fifth office location at The Market Shops. Hello neighbor!

9/21/19 – Jessica had the honor to fly in an Osprey along our beaches for the Hurlburt Honorary Commander Program!

9/24/19 – What an honor it was to be a speaker alongside these PR powerhouses at FRLA’s Northwest Florida Summit! Then we had the opportunity to support our client, David Costa of Costa Enterprises – McDonald’s as he spoke about Loyalty & Locals alongside so many talented business people in our community!

9/24/19 – Hard work pays off! Taylor Sheekley was promoted to Marketing Manager!

9/25/19 – Smilin’ because there’s no better view than at the Henderson Park Inn! On Monday, Beach Walk Henderson Park hosted the residents of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for an Inside the Gates Happy Hour!

9/26/19 – Welcome to the Pensacola neighborhood, Buick GMC Cadillac Pensacola! To commemorate the opening of their first dealership in Pensacola, we hosted a Grand Opening Gala that was one for the record books drawing over 1,000 people in attendance! From craft cocktails, hand-rolled sushi by Yoshi, cigars, and more – this was a party Pensacola won’t forget!

9/30/19 – No filter needed for this view! We got our dose of Vitamin Sea during FPRA Northwest Florida Coast Chapter’s Professional Development at The Surf Hut.

O C T O B E R

10/1/19 – We’re HOPping up and down, because Beach & Brew on 30A is our NEW Client! Located on Scenic Highway 30A in Seacrest Beach in the heart of Peddlers Pavilion 30A, find your new favorite brew on tap, or pick up a growler to-go, and raise a glass with us as we welcome Beach & Brew on 30A to the PPR family!

10/1/19 – NEW CLIENT ALERT! Grab your lifejackets, because Proffitt PR is teaming up with Cory Pickos Water Ski and Wakeboard to help them host the 2020 Junior World Championship!

10/2/19 – YEAH BUOY! We hopped aboard the 53’ Scout Boats Center Console courtesy of our friends at Legendary Marine! This $2.8 MILLION DOLLAR boat made waves for the most EPIC backdrop we’re creating for this year’s Epic Photo Co. Photobooth at The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival!

10/3/19 – New month, new cover for VIP Destin Magazine! Loved attending their Cover Reveal with some fabulous clients, The Henderson and Amazing Lash Studio at Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House!

10/7/19 – Nice way to kick off a Monday! We sponsored and volunteered for the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club as part of our October Hustle with Heart.

10/8/19 – The Red Bar RETURNS! Official ground-breaking ceremony in Grayton Beach! Congrats Petit family and LONG LIVE THE RED BAR!!!!

10/8/19 – We revamped our headshots with a special photoshoot with our girl, Alissa of Alissa Aryn Commercial

10/8/19 – We joined Emerald Coast Magazine at Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer to celebrate the winners of this year’s Best Of the Emerald Coast! We are proud to call some of these much-deserved winners our loyal clients and we are so grateful to celebrate this accomplishment alongside them!

10/9/19 – We’re pleased to announce that Mary Ellen Dimauro is our NEWEST client that specializes in hand-crafted, small batch artisan made clothing.

10/9/19 – We were lucky enough to hear from the hardworking Walton County Superintendent of Schools, Russell Hughes, during the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Power of Business Luncheon hosted by Embassy Suites by Hilton Destin Miramar Beach.

10/10/19 – We blinged & brewed so hard at the Young Professionals of Walton County Happy Hour at Beach & Brew on 30A! Sponsored by McCaskill and Company Fine Jewelry, each guest was greeted with a fabulous goody bag, enjoyed delectable bites by JC’s Gourmet and enjoyed invaluable networking!

10/10/19 – Bling Bling! McCaskill & Company hosted a special David Yurman event with a portion of the sales going to the Junior League of the Emerald Coast.

10/12/19 – After the birthday trip of a lifetime to the Big Apple Jessica treated her besties to a slaycation at The Henderson complete with decadent meals at Beach Walk Henderson Park, Primrose, and Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer, a sunset cruise with Legendary Marine, and more!

10/15/19 – We got to see our favorite Bravo-lebirty client, Michael LeSure, speak to the FPRA Northwest Florida Coast Chapter during this month’s Networking Luncheon hosted by Shaka Sushi and Noodle Bar!

10/20/19 – Pumpkin Spice and everything nice! We hosted a fall-themed Sweet Sunday titled “Pumpkins & Primrose” at The Henderson. Over 1,000 people flocked to resort to get their fall on at the elevated farmers market featuring a festive photo booth, local vendors, fall food and drinks, and more!

10/24/19 – We sipped and savored at The Taylor Haugen Foundation’s 10th Annual Savor the Season with some of our favorite client friends {The Henderson & Restaurant Paradis} It was a beautiful evening at the Emerald Grande for a cause that is close to our hearts! Cheers to 10 years!

10/24/19 – Wined and dined with the finest grapes on the vine at the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Celebrity Winemaker Dinner featuring James Beard Foundation award winner, Chef David Bancroft and Bodega Catena Zapata wines presented by our loves at Good Grit Magazine and 360 Blue! CHEERS to a beautiful weekend of raising money for the kids at Harvest Festival!

10/26/19 – Pinkies up to a full-bodied weekend at Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Harvest Wine & Food Festival!

10/29/19 – The Point Washington Medical Clinic raised $51,000 at the Third Annual Harvest Moon Celebration Fundraiser!!

10/31/19 – Wakes wakey, eggs and … Cathead Vodka BLOODY MARYS!! Jessica and Teresa from Habitat for Humanity-Walton County joined WJHG-TV’s morning news to talk all things The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity Walton County!

N O V E M B E R

11/2/19 – Blood(y Mary) is thicker than water and I’m here to celery-brate that. Y’ALL The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival was a BLOODY success! CHEERS to our sponsors, restaurants who competed, vendors and patrons! Stay tuned for what we raised for Habitat for Humanity Walton County.

11/5/19 – Hot off the press! The newest issue of VIP Destin Magazine hit stands and we celebrated the grand reveal of this month’s cover at Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar.

11/6/19 – Home of the free because of the BRAVE! We were reminded how BLESSED we are to live in this country and how well protected we are by our military at the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Power of Business Luncheon at Legendary Marine sponsored by A Superior Air Conditioning Company.

11/7/19 – BEST night with the BEST people topped off with GREAT food and GREAT beer all for an AMAZING cause – South Walton Academy. Y’all don’t want to miss the next Beer Dinner at Back Beach Barbecue with Oyster City Brewing Company!

11/9/19 – It was a perfect day to sip and stroll around the pool at The Henderson for Destin Crafted benefiting Children in Crisis, Inc. Florida! There was live music by one of our favorites, Boukou Groove, along with plenty of craft brews, spirits, and local eats to go around.

11/9/19 – Football never looked so good! We had a ball at the Beach & Brew “BBQ, Balls, & Blends” event with Back Beach Barbecue and Shore Thing Cigars raising money for South Walton Academy!

11/12/19 – We’re buzzing with excitement, because Sweet Sunday Pumpkins and Primrose at The Henderson raised $4,000 for The Sonder Project!

11/12/19 – For November’s Hustle with Heart, we joined the Junior League of the Emerald Coast for their Annual Child Clothing Project at Target! Together they provide brand-new clothing for over 400 children from Okaloosa and Walton County elementary schools. We LOVED helping these deserving kiddos pick out everything they need from sneakers and jackets to socks and jeans.

11/13/19Bracken Law dropping knowledge on Keller Williams at one of their sales meetings!

11/13/19 – Now THIS is what you call a chef’s tasting! We were served EVERY single dish on the Beach Walk Cafe at Henderson Park Inn menu with some of the best company (and views!) in town!

11/14/19 – Rise & Grind + a side of photobomb with the Young Professionals of Walton County listening to the folks at St. Joe at 2 Birds Coffee + Cafe in Watersound Origins!

11/14/19 – Who run the world? GIRLS! We were delighted to coordinate and execute TWO grand openings for two of our favorite boss babes, Mary Ellen DiMauro and Brittany at SoWal Pilates at The Hub! What a magical evening!

11/16/19 – It was a BEAUTIFUL day for Best Of! Jessica cheered on her hubby, Bracken Law, PA who was voted Best Law Firm and Best Title Company alongside our client and best construction company, Chi-Mar Construction at Emerald Coast Magazine’s Best of the Emerald Coast event at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin!

11/19/19 – Picture perfect views at FPRA’s Luncheon hosted by LuLu’s Destin

11/21/19 – When Insurance Zone hosts a Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, you show up! Thanks for the great evening Lea Gibson Capers & Joe Capers!

11/22/19 – Raise your glass to the dazzling McCaskill and Company Fine Jewelry on their 25-year anniversary! We are honored to work with this sensational company, beautiful family and incredible team! Cheers to 25 years!

11/22/19 – Three cheers for The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival which raised $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity Walton County!!

11/26/19 – Say hello to the 2020 Young Professionals of Walton County Board of Directors (minus a few) and the future leaders of Walton County! So incredibly proud to see this group soar and the leadership grow stronger and stronger each year! We’ve come a long way in the last two years! Can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store!

11/28/19 – Jessica trotted her way through 30A this Thanksgiving during the annual 30A 10K! Another {literal} Hustle with Heart!

D E C E M B E R

12/2/19 – New Client Alert: Adams Keegan and Posh Pups Grooming Salon join the #PPR Client Family!

12/3/19 – Twas a #GivingTuesday indeed! We celebrated Costa Enterprises – McDonald’s donation of $100,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida to build the McPlayroom at the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart! We snipped the ribbon and made it official with the Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola’s Mayor, Grover Robinson, Sacred Heart’s President, Will Condon, and president of RMHC, Judy Burns and the community!

12/3/19 – We channeled our inner Bob Ross at Beach & Brew on 30A for their Holiday Brush, Brews and Black Bear event benefiting the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. While sipping on cold brews and frosè Maxine Orange Bern taught all of us how to channel or inner creative to make unique mixed media Christmas angels! Black Bear Bread Co. supplied the bear claws for a sweet holiday treat to keep our spirits high.

12/4/19 – Twinning at the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon at Sunset Bay Cafe with our dear friend Kim from The Sonder Project!

12/5/19 – We dusted off our favorite sweaters for The Young Professionals of Walton Country Incredibly Awkward Wacky Weird Tacky Christmas Sweater Party hosted at Grayton Beer Company.

12/6/19 – Ho Ho Holidays are here! We loved working with Café Thirty- A once again to create the extravagant silent auction at their Christmas Charity Ball benefiting Caring and Sharing of South Walton.

12/10/19 – We headed over the bridge for the FIRST EVER NICEVILLE FPRA Northwest Florida Coast Chapter Luncheon held at The Wharf850 sponsored by Bay Life! We got to hear from the fabulous {and hilarious} Shantelle Dedicke from the Frances Roy Agency about what it takes to start a podcast.

12/12/19 – We got into the holiday spirit with our friends from The Henderson and hen at the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event hosted by Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House! The rain cleared just in time for us to mix and mingle with our community partners before we all take a break for the holidays.

12/19/19 – What a STEP in the right direction! The Step One Automotive Group Christmas Party was the perfect event to end 2019 with a BANG!

12/28/19 – Ending the decade with a bang with girl’s night out! To celebrate the holidays, we spent an evening galavanting on 30A, beginning with cocktails at Pescado followed by a decadent three course meal at Restaurant Paradis! Cheers to a successful 2020!

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