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Friday, August 23, 2019
Young Professionals of Walton County to Partner With Walton Area Chamber of Commerce for North Business After Hours Event   The Young Professionals of Walton County (YPWC) will be partnering with the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce to host the North Business After Hours event on Thursday, September 12, from 5-7 p.m., at Westonwood Ranch located at 4390 Hwy. 20 W., in Freeport.    Sponsored by ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
Friday, August 23, 2019
Florida Public Service Commission FACT SHEET: 850 Area Code Relief NeededAs the population and economy continue to grow in North Florida, available new telephone numbers using the 850 area code are depleting. The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is reviewing relief plans for the 850 area code, including “All-Service Overlay” and “Boundary Elimination Overlay” alternatives.  Why is Florida ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Sundara Carosone, RN Recognized with DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®  MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has recognized Sundara Carosone, a registered nurse in the hospital’s critical decision unit, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®. The award is part of Sacred Heart’s efforts to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate care nurses provide ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
 Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTISGOVERNOR    1074 Highway 90Chipley, FL 32428  KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E.SECRETARY         For Immediate Release   Aug. 16, 2019Contact: Tanya Branton Toll-Free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599           tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us      Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Announcements
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Triumph Award Enables Start of 4.7M Water and Sewer Project in Walton County On Friday morning, August 16th, the Triumph Gulf Coast Board held a meeting in the Walton County Freeport Board room to address projects that are currently up for funding.   That the meeting the Board addressed the Walton County Water and Sewer US331 project. Following the presentation and discussion of the project, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release, Announcements
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
WCSO DEPUTIES AND FIREFIGHTERS GRADUATE FROM EMT SCHOOLAugust 21, 2019WALTON COUNTY, Fla— Eight firefighters and eight deputies from Walton County Sheriff’s Office have graduated from the first-ever hybrid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program out of Northwest Florida State College.The EMT Course Completion Certificate signifies these sixteen individuals have learned the basic skills for ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Chamber, Community
Friday, August 16, 2019
 Media Contact:Whitney LeeSocialLee PR & Media Co(850) 974-2002whitney@besociallee.com      PRESS RELEASE  SINFONIA GULF COAST PRESENTS AN “OUT OF THIS WORLD” LINE-UP OF ARTISTS AND CONCERTS DURING THE 2019-2020 SEASON  Critically-acclaimed Singer/Actress Vanessa Williams Headlines Sinfonia’s Gala Event on Nov. 15.  DESTIN, FLA. (Aug. 16, 2019) – Keeping the tempo at the forefront of the ...read more
Categories: Community, Announcements, Press Release
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) is excited to announce the Big Give is set for Friday, Sept. 27 at Bud & Alley’s in Seaside! Formerly known as the Hurricane Party, the event is in its 15th year.  "Last year's Big Give was my first signature event as CVHN'S new executive director,” Brian Lowe of CVHN, said. “A year later, I have developed an even greater grasp of the needs of children ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Community, Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
ContactChelsea BlaichChelsea@GraytonBeer.com Office: (850) 231-4786 Direct: (850) 399-7004  Prost! Grayton Beer Company to Host Inaugural Oktoberfest at Brewpub on 30AProceeds to benefit Food for Thought Outreach  Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (August 14, 2019) – Grayton Beer Company will host its inaugural Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 12PM to 4PM at their Brewpub located on 30A ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Announcements, Community
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Law enforcement supervisors graduate from Florida Leadership Academy              WILDWOOD, Fla. -- The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation of 40 first-line supervisors today from the Florida Leadership Academy, Class 45. These graduates, representing 24 criminal justice agencies throughout the state, serve in leadership roles within their agency.The graduates ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Press Release, Community
Monday, August 12, 2019
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald CoastCreating Area’s First Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit  Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, part of Ascension, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit and Catholic health systems, is creating the county’s first Level II neonatal intensive care unit. The 10-bed NICU is scheduled to open in January 2020. Level II NICUs are for infants born ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Chamber, Community, Press Release
Monday, August 12, 2019
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Announces $10.1M Free-Standing ER in Navarre    Fort Walton Beach, FL - 8/12/2019 – Fort Walton Beach Medical Center will expand access to emergency care in Santa Rosa County with the opening of a freestanding emergency department. The new free-standing ER will be located at 8600 Navarre Parkway near the foot of the Navarre Beach bridge. Construction is ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Announcements
Thursday, August 08, 2019
SINFONIA GULF COAST ANNOUNCES CALL FOR STUDENT MUSICIANS TO JOIN SINFONIA GULF COAST YOUTH ORCHESTRA PROGRAMSAARON KING VAUGHN NAMED MUSIC DIRECTOR OF YOUTH ORCHESTRA   The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra program is the premier training orchestra in Northwest Florida and consists of more than 50 students who perform throughout the school year in one of two ensembles: The Sinfonietta Strings and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Thursday, August 08, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Principal Broker Erin OdenCoastal Luxury9961 E. Co. Hwy 30A, Suite 1Seacrest, FL 32461 Phone: 850.502.1220, Fax: 800.549.5056www.coastalluxury.com  Gulf Coast real estate veteran Mandy Cooper joins the ranks of elite agency Coastal Luxury.   Seacrest, Florida, August 2019: When Mandy Cooper and her husband Jeff planned their 2001 Grayton Beach destination ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Announcements, Press Release
Thursday, August 08, 2019
August 8, 2019  Legendary Marine Presents Checks to Emerald Coast Autism Center and WAB Foundation of proceeds from Billy Bowlegs Pirate Poker Run  Destin, FL – Hall of Fame Dealer Legendary Marine presented a total of $33,000 to Emerald Coast Autism Center and William Augusts Bowles Museum and Historical Foundation from funds raised at the 2019 Billy Bowlegs Pirate Poker Run held on May 11, ...read more
Categories: Community, Announcements, Press Release
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Cassidy T. Cook, DMD, FAGD of Cook Family Dentistry Receives Prestigious Fellowship From Academy Of General Dentistry  Santa Rosa Beach, FLA. July 29, 2019 - The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Cassidy T. Cook, DMD, FAGD of Cook Family Dentistry in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, received the prestigious Fellowship Award during the AGD’s convocation ceremony, a ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Community, Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
 21st Century Oncology to Receive Scenic Walton Design Excellence Award  Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (www.scenicwalton.org), August 2019–Scenic Walton has announced 21st Century Oncology in Santa Rosa Beach as the winner of its Design Excellence Award for this quarter! Dr. Warren Amos will receive the award at a special presentation ceremony on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 10 a.m. at 6879 U.S. Hwy. 98 ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Press Release, Chamber
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
PR Contact Proffitt PR Jessica Proffitt Bracken (850) 460-7777jessica@proffittpr.com  South Walton Local Makes Television Debut on Bravo’s New Docu-Series, “Flipping Exes”  SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (August 6, 2019) – South Walton local, Michael LeSure, will be making his television debut on Bravo’s new reality docu-series “Flipping Exes,” premiering Tuesday, August 6 at 10/9 p.m. ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Press Release, Community
Monday, August 05, 2019
August 5, 2019 WALTON COUNTY, Fla— The start of a new school year is less than a week away and with that residents in Walton County can expect to see an uptick in traffic enforcement. Walton County Sheriff’s Office will be initiating Operation Blue Bird when classes begin in Walton County Monday, August 12. The effort will run for approximately two weeks with a focus on school zone ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Press Release, Announcements, Community
Thursday, August 01, 2019
WHAT IS A FIRKIN?  A new experience awaits residents and visitors to South Walton this fall at Alys Beach - a new event thoughtfully designed for curious craft beer lovers and people who simply live and love to sample outstanding culinary and cocktail creations in an extraordinary setting.  The inaugural Alys Beach 'Firkin Fête' will take place on Friday, October 25, with participating breweries ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Community, Press Release
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Now Accepting Reservations for the Newly Named Hotel Effie Sandestin  The First Full-Service Hotel Owned and Developed by Sandestin Investments Opening Summer 2020  MIRAMAR BEACH, FL (August 1, 2019) – Ushering in a new era in aspirational vacationing to Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, Sandestin Investments, LLC announces the name and launch of its exquisite family-owned hotel, set to debut ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Announcements, Community
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Announces Call for Adult Collaborative Artists for 24th Annual Festival of the Arts DESTIN, FLA. — (August 1, 2019) The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) is now accepting applications for the Adult Collaborative Art Exhibit component of the 24th annual Festival of the Arts (Oct. 26-27, 2019) at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, Florida.   One of ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Chamber, Press Release, Community
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast now enrolling for After-School Program The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (BGCEC) has opened enrollment for its after-school program. The BGCEC bridges the gap between school and home, keeping kids out of places that are unsupervised, unguided and unsafe. BGCEC is the premier youth development organization on the Emerald Coast that allows parents ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Chamber, Community
Saturday, July 27, 2019
WHO:  Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa – Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort.  WHAT:  Northwest Florida’s premier full-service beachfront resort hotel has announced a partnership with the Underwater Museum of Art in South Walton, Florida. The resort has sponsored “The Wave” sculpture, a creation courtesy of American artist Benjamin Mefford. The sculpture, a ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Community
Saturday, July 27, 2019
FORT WALTON BEACH, FLA. — Local non-profit, 90 Works, is set to host Twilight in White at the Landing at Fort Walton Beach on Sunday Sept. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Inspired by the white parties popping up around the world, the fundraising event is in its second year. “We are excited to bring Twilight in White back to The Landing, Anthony Sawyer, the director of outreach for 90Works, said. “Last ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, July 26, 2019
 Rhonda Skipper, Walton County Tax Collector Makes Top 100 Best Companies List  DATELINE. (July 26, 2019) — The Walton County Tax Collector’s office was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For.  The annual Best Companies list is featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. One-hundred companies are ranked in small, medium and large employer categories.  “This year ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Press Release
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Boys & Girls Club to host dinner with NFL Hall of Famer  The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (BGCEC) invites football fans to kick off the season at the 6th Annual Stake & Burger Dinner featuring NFL Hall of Famer, Derrick Brooks, on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hilton Sandestin. The annual fundraising event, presented by Publix Charities, will offer fans an opportunity to hear ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Community
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida (July 25, 2019) — Café Thirty-A has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.  “We’re pleased to shine a spotlight on the destinations around the world that show devotion to their wine program, while also creating ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Fort Walton Beach, FL — (July 23, 2019) - FWBMC officially opened its doors to receive patients on July 22, 1974, as a 237-bed hospital providing emergency services, labor and delivery, behavioral health and general medical/surgical care. FWBMC stood alone in its current location as a healthcare beacon providing much needed, advanced medical services.   Over the last 45 years, Fort Walton Beach ...read more
Categories: Community, Announcements
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Scenic Walton to Promote Beautification Projects Throughout Walton County New Chapter Seeks Support from Community and Business Leaders WALTON COUNTY, FL – May 14, 2019 – Scenic Walton has officially joined a nationwide movement to promote and support beautification projects in local communities throughout the country. The local Scenic Walton chapter, formerly Scenic Corridor Foundation, now ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
SEASIDE, Fla. (July 23, 2019) – The Seaside Institute will host a three-day symposium from Saturday, September 14 through Monday, September 16, 2019. Titled, “Transforming Communities Through New Urbanism,” speakers from around the world will be in attendance to address the key factors, challenges and solutions in transforming communities for long-term success.  Each day of the symposium, ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, July 22, 2019
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (July 19, 2019) – The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce is now taking applications for the 2019-2020 Leadership Walton Class online until Wednesday, September 4, 2019.Since 2000, Leadership Walton has been training emerging and existing leaders in the Northwest Florida region. Leadership Walton is for men and women who have achieved leadership positions in their fields and are ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (July 16, 2019) – The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce for their Business After Hours event on Thursday, September 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in celebration of the six-year anniversary of the shopping center.    The community is invited to explore The Market Shops outdoor shopping center ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Chamber, Community
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – (July 3, 2019) The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to announce the 22 local artists who were recently chosen to exhibit their original work in The Foster Gallery’s Fall Rotation, which runs July 16 through September 30, 2019 in the Grand Boulevard Town Center location and July 30 - October 27, 2019 in the Ruskin Place Artist Colony location. The ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Announcements
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL (July 2, 2019) – Late last week, ten new sculptures were added to the nation’s first permanent Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, Fla.  Recently named by TIME Magazine as one of 100 “World’s Greatest Places,” the UMA is the first presentation of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA)’s Art ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Press Release
Thursday, June 20, 2019
THE ALYS FOUNDATION TO HOST 8TH ANNUAL ALYS BEACH 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUNThe family-friendly race benefiting Children in Crisis, Inc. takes place Sunday, Sept. 1  WHAT: This September, runners and families will gather along the coast in Alys Beach for the eighth annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on the Sunday, September 1, 2019. Taking place along scenic Hwy 30A, the certified 5K will wind through the ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Community
Monday, June 03, 2019
FDOT to Host Beautification Grant Program Workshop  Chipley– The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a Florida Highway Beautification Grant Program workshop for local governments and community development organizations beginning 10 a.m. Thursday, June6, 2019 at the FDOT Ponce De Leon Operations Center, 1723 Sunrise Circle, Ponce De Leon, Florida.   The FHBC Grant Program, as ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Community
Thursday, May 09, 2019
RBSE announces the second biennial juried art show of contemporary outdoor sculpture  Rosemary Beach, FL, May 8, 2019–The Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition (RBSE) is excited to announce the second biennial juried art show of contemporary, outdoor sculpture on display throughout the town of Rosemary Beach. This signature event of this quintessential New Urbanism town located on the Gulf of ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Community
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
SEASIDE AIMS TO IMPROVE VISITOR EXPERIENCESeaside Shuttle Returns in Tandem With Introduction of Valet Parking  Droves of visitors will soon be heading to the famed holiday town of Seaside. The Seaside Community Development Corp. (SCDC) has been preparing to ease traffic congestion by implementing a transportation plan with the goal to improve the Seaside experience.  Beginning March 11, 2019, ...read more
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