News for Press Release

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
H. Britt Landrum III, has been named Chief Executive Officer for LandrumHR, a professional employer organization (PEO) company based in Pensacola, FL. In a meeting with all staff members present both in person and via video conferencing, the multistate organization's founder, H. Britt Landrum, Jr., announced that he is stepping down as CEO and that his son, Britt Landrum III, will be heading ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Press Release
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. WHERE: Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach, which is located at 7800 U.S. Highway 98 West, Miramar Beach, FL CONTACT: Mary Jo Gustave, Public Relations Coordinator, (850) 278-3289 Sacred Heart Celebrates the 10 th Anniversary of the Family Birth Place MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (August 21, 2017) – The Family Birth Place (FBP) at ...read more
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
On Wednesday, August 16 th , approximately 75 guests were in attendance when Walton County Commissioner and Chairwoman Cecilia Jones and RESTORE Act Coordinator Billy Williams hosted the third Walton County Business Leader and Community Roundtable at the Freeport Community Center. These roundtable meetings are designed to strategize the projects for the Restore Act funds over the next 15 years. ...read more
Categories: Economic, Announcements, Press Release
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Walton County Emergency Management has just installed a WeatherSTEM weather station at the Emergency Operations Center in DeFuniak Springs. This unit is accessible to the public and allows people access to a wide range of weather sensors, the data gathered and stored by the sensors and a dynamic display of the data in a website that showcases the current weather, weather forecasts, data mining ...read more
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
SOUTH WALTON, Fla. (Aug. 21, 2016) – Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, the largest full-service beachfront resort on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, has announced the appointment of Chad Armistead as director of rooms and Wayne T. Stokes as director of front office. “Chad and Wayne both have extensive experience in the industry and proven track records of ...read more
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
DESTIN, FL. (August 18, 2017) – Century 21 Blue Marlin’s Realtor Jordan Dennis was recently featured in Top Agent Magazine’s Florida Edition. Top Agent Magazine is the premier real estate magazine featuring the foremost real estate agents, mortgage professionals, and affiliates in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Top Agent Magazine features the top producing ...read more
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (August 18, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity of Walton County celebrated a milestone build year in the organization’s history, during a year that was a milestone itself. In it’s 20th year of operation in Walton County, Habitat partnered with five families in their journey to homeownership – the most homes Habitat Walton County has ever built within a ...read more
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Miramar Beach, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2017) — Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) is excited to announce an addition to its youth theater program in the form of a new Junior Thespians troupe chapter. According to the Educational Theatre Association (ETA) this is the only Junior Thespians Troupe in Walton County, and it is believed to be the first ever. It will serve the west end of Okaloosa and ...read more
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
WHO: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa – Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort WHAT: This fall, travelers are invited to escape to the beach and experience breathtaking sunsets and warm weather with the new Sensational Sunset Package . Beach-goers can enjoy daily beach set-ups and two daily cocktails to sip while watching the sun go down from the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tallahassee - In preparation for upcoming Senate Committee Meetings, Senate President Joe Negron announced Senator George Gainer has received two additional committee assignments for the 2018 Legislative Session to include Military and Veteran Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee and Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government . Senator Gainer will continue to serve as ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Political
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Destin, FL (August 16, 2017)… Keller Williams Emerald Coast Realty (KWEC), with its seven offices serving five communities throughout Northwest Florida, had a nice showing of their agents named to the 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents national rankings. Also, the KWEC franchise was ranked in the top 500 for buyer/seller transactions. KWEC agents named in the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
On Thursday, September 7, from 6 to 10 p.m., the 3 rd Annual Wiggin’ Out For A Cause will happen at Grand Boulevard in the Emerald Coast Theatre space with an 80’s psychedelic rock ‘n roll theme. The entertaining lady’s night out will be filled with wine, food, fun, music and happenings. Upon arriving, ladies will receive a mystery swag bag with a wig inside. She will ...read more
Categories: Community, Announcements, Press Release
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Local orthodontist, Dr. Casi Stubbs, presented Chelsea Fox of Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center a check for $1,425 from a recent raffle for a BOTE Board. Stubbs Orthodontics enjoys hosting bi-monthly raffles to benefit different local charities in an effort to help educate the hundreds of kids that come into their offices each week on the importance to give back to the local ...read more
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2017) – Sacred Heart Medical Group is pleased to welcome Michelle Parker, M.D., R.D. to their regional network of providers. Dr. Parker is a board-certified internal medicine physician with diversified experience in general medicine, advanced wound care, nutrition and progressive skin care. Dr. Parker received her medical degree from the Medical College of ...read more
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Four Concerts Featuring Local Bands on Thursday Evenings, Sept. 14 to Oct. 5 DESTIN, FLORIDA (Aug. 14, 2017 ) — Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) and Silver Sands Premium Outlets celebrate the fall season by presenting four fabulous Concerts in the Village performances held four consecutive Thursday evenings Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5. Each concert will take the Dugas Pavilion stage on ...read more
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Friday, August 11, 2017
Destin, FL – Legendary Marine announced today that they have partnered with Riviera Yachts as well as Absolute to introduce both luxury yacht and cruiser brands to the Emerald Coast market. “We believe that our family of customers will appreciate the world-class design, performance, and show-stopping appeal of both the Riviera and Absolute luxury cruiser and motor yacht brands. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Announcements, Press Release
Friday, August 11, 2017
The Scenic Corridor Foundation presented its first Scenic Corridor Design Excellence Award to the Tom Thumb Convenience Store located at 9595 Highway 98 in Miramar Beach. The Scenic Corridor Foundation instituted this award to recognize businesses and developers who build or renovate projects that best exemplify the intent of the Scenic Corridor Guidelines established in Chapter 13 of the Walton ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
Friday, August 11, 2017
Adding to their collection of restaurants, the Spells Purchase Edward's in Rosemary Beach The Spell Restaurant Group is thrilled to welcome Edward's Fine Food and Wine in Rosemary Beach to their family of top-notch restaurants on the Emerald Coast, including George's at Alys Beach, La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar, La Crema Tapas and Chocolate, Grits & Grind and Saltwater Grill. ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Press Release, Chamber
Thursday, August 10, 2017
A Superior Air Conditioning is excited to share the success of their Choose Your Charity Program during the first seven months of 2017. The program started in January of 2017 and has already given over $36,000.00 to NonProfit Organizations across Okaloosa, Walton and Bay Counties! Their goal for 2017 is to donate at least $50,000.00 and they are well on their way to making that happen. ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Press Release, Community, Chamber
Thursday, August 10, 2017
WHO: H ilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa – Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort. WHAT: This fall, travelers are invited to take the ultimate getaway for relaxation and invigorate their senses at Hilton Sandestin Beach with the new Aroma Spa Package . Spa-goers can relax with a 50-minute Aromastone Massage featuring hot rocks and a blend of ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Press Release, Chamber
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
WHAT: Grayton Beer Company will brew the 2017 seasonal harvest ale on Friday, August 11, 2017, upon the arrival of freshly harvested hops. “Every year in August, nature gives us a reason to celebrate,” said Tyler White, Head Brewer for Grayton Beer Company. “Hops are harvested as the summer draws to an end. When the flowers are first picked they contain beautiful, unique ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Press Release, Chamber
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Destin, FL (August 9, 2017)… Artist Taylor Shaw just completed Destin Commons’ eighth mural with their cultural art initiative comprised of invited artists creating their original mural art on walls throughout the outdoor lifestyle center. Shaw’s colorful mural is entitled “Greetings from Destin, FL” and is located on the side street wall by Abercrombie & Fitch, ...read more
Categories: Community, Announcements, Press Release
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Benefiting Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center Team Up & Tailgate Party Saturday, September 9, 6 p.m. Destin Commons Kieran May Memorial Golf Classic Sunday, September 10, 11 a.m. Kelly Plantation Golf Club On Saturday, September 9, at 6 p.m., the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center will host a Team Up & Tailgate Party. The first time ever event will be held on the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Announcements, Community
Monday, August 07, 2017
On August 4 th , Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-212 which designated Walton County north of the Choctawhatchee Bay and intercoastal waterway as a Rural Area of Opportunity. This Executive Order amends Executive Order 15-133 that was signed on July 8 th , 2015. This designation now includes the north part of Walton County in the Northwest Rural Area of Opportunity that includes nine ...read more
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Friday, August 04, 2017
Make Me Smile Brings the Ultimate Chicago Experience to Destin on Sept. 3 DESTIN, FLORIDA (Aug. 4, 2017 ) — Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and Trustmark Bank give the Emerald Coast a whole new reason to smile with a special Labor Day Concert in the Village featuring the 10-member Chicago tribute band sensation Make Me Smile. Make Me Smile will take the Dugas Pavilion stage on Sunday, Sept. 3 ...read more
Categories: Community, Announcements, Press Release
Friday, August 04, 2017
Miramar Beach, Florida , August 3, 2017 — The Premier Property Group announced today it will open a new office at Seascape Towne Centre, Seascape Resort’s 55,000 square foot commercial lifestyle and retail development. The new lifestyle center includes numerous restaurants and food vendors, a family entertainment sector, and boutique shops and markets. Among the many exciting family ...read more
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Friday, August 04, 2017
Fort Walton Beach attorney Larry Keefe has been named to the Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar. Established in 1967, the 7,000-member Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar provides a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to the improvement of individual trial ability. The essential purposes of the Trial Lawyers Section are threefold: to assist the ...read more
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Friday, August 04, 2017
Destin Commons National Drive Electric Week Exhibit South Street Area by World of Beer Friday, September 15, 3 to 7 p.m. Destin Commons For the public, as well as current and future Electric Vehicle (EV) owners, come to Destin Commons on Friday, September 15, from 3 to 7 pm during National Drive Electric Week. Learn all about driving electric at this all electric vehicle event presented by Gulf ...read more
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
84-room upscale select service hotel projected to open late 2018 Miramar Beach, Fla. (August 3, 2017) – Howard Group, a Northwest Florida-based portfolio real estate development company, has announced plans to develop an 84-room, five-story Hyatt Place hotel in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The project team and local dignitaries attended the ground-breaking ceremony at the hotel’s ...read more
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Miramar Beach, FL (Aug. 3, 2017) — The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra program is the premier training orchestra in Northwest Florida and consists of more than 50 students who participate in a variety of ensembles that perform throughout the school year in one of two ensembles: The Sinfonietta Strings of the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra. Sinfonietta String’s membership is open to developing ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Education, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Niceville and DeFuniak Springs, FL (July 28, 2017)… The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) recently appointed Dr. Lalitha Vadlamani-Simmers as a new board member. Dr. Vadlamani-Simmers and her family have called Niceville home since 1999. She came here via the United States Air Force, where she served as Medical Director of the Pediatric Clinic at Eglin AFB from 1998 to ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Fore Her benefits local women who are battling breast cancer and struggling financially (Santa Rosa Beach, Florida – July 17, 2017) Time to tee up and get benefitting Fore Her. Fore Her, Inc. is currently accepting sponsorships, donations and registration for its 5th Annual Fore Her Golf Outing. The event will take place on Friday, September 29 at the Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club in ...read more
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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2017) – Sacred Heart Medical Group welcomes Dr. Amna Ahmed to the team of Cardiovascular Specialists. Dr. Ahmed will be located in our Panama City Beach location at 120 Richard Jackson Blvd., Suite 130. Dr. Ahmed is a board-certified cardiologist with special medical interests in women and cardiovascular health, cardiovascular imaging, and preventive ...read more
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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Makes Florida Trend Best Companies To Work For List The Company ranked 13 among the best mid-size companies in Florida MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.--(July 31, 2017) —Newman-Dailey Resort Properties was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. Specializing in property management, vacation rentals, long term rentals, real estate sales, and ...read more
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Friday, July 28, 2017
Publish Date: July 28, 2017 Sterling Resorts by Pacifica Companies announced this week that Chris Lamson would be taking over as Chief Executive Officer of the company effective July 24, 2017. "Sterling Resorts is in a great position for Chris Lamson to become the next Chief Executive Officer. The company is thriving, and Chris is a strong leader.” Said Jim Olin, consultant and former ...read more
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Friday, July 28, 2017
DESTIN, FLA. — (July 27, 2017) Are you ready for some football? The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and Saltwater Restaurants are teaming up for the football season on Thursday, August 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the recently opened Al ’ s Beach Club & Burger Bar at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. The Art of Tailgating is part of MKAF ’ s Dining For A Cause fundraiser to raise ...read more
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla . (July 26, 2017) – Save the date for this year’s seventh annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta on Saturday, Oct.7 benefiting Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Volunteer Guild. The event features fun activities for the whole family, including face painters, Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounters, and a scavenger hunt. The event begins at 10 a.m. with the duck ...read more
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Seagrove, Fla. (July 26, 2017) – RUN/SUP recently announced they will host the 3 rd Annual South Walton RUN/SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Series event on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Grayton Beach State Park from 7:45 am until 1 pm; with the After Party and Awards Ceremony occurring at The Craft Bar 30A immediately following. Registrant Packet Pick up will take place at The Craft Bar 30A in ...read more
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
SOUTH WALTON, Fla. (July 26, 2017) – Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, the largest full-service beachfront resort hotel on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, and Northwest Florida’s longest standing AAA Four-Diamond Restaurant, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, are the proud recipients of the 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Now in its seventh ...read more
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (July 25, 2017) – The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, announces Pure CRE’s return as center leasing agency and new merchant, Amavida Coffee and Tea. After a short intermission, Pure Commercial Real Estate (Pure CRE) has returned as the active leasing agency for The Market Shops. The relationship between the two entities ...read more
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Destin, FL (August 1, 2017)… Destin Commons will be hosting their 2 nd Annual Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament at 12:30 on Sunday, October 1. The tournament is a partnership with Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) and Cumulus Media with proceeds benefiting ECCAC in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The center is seeking cornhole participants for a double elimination ...read more
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
New Grand Boulevard restaurant to serve classic Italian and showcase local seafood Miramar Beach, Fla. (July 26, 2017) – While the anticipation for Emeril’s Lagasse’s new restaurant in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin builds, Chef Emeril and his team have been working diligently on all aspects of the restaurant, preparing for a late summer opening. Shane Quinlan has been named the ...read more
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Monday, July 24, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (July 21, 2017) – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is holding a free, community nutrition class on Monday, Aug. 7 titled “Superfoods for a Super You.” This wellness education is designed to connect participants with new ways of eating to maximize health and quality of life by incorporating the top 10 superfoods into their diet. Join Registered ...read more
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Monday, July 24, 2017
2017 Empowering Women Symposium presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Walton County, Fla. (July 21, 2017) – The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 5th Annual Women Symposium on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, the theme of “Empowering Women” ...read more
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