Renter Horror Stories

By Daniel Jones, Norton Insurance It's no secret our economy relies heavily on the hospitality industry, but there are plenty of secrets Property Managers (PMs for short) keep to themselves. It's for your own good; you really don’t want to know every time they have to clean suntan lotion out...
Something exciting, and new, is making a splash on the Emerald Coast. The ReefBoard provides families a unique view of the various sea life in our clear gulf waters. Comparable to snorkeling, only without the hassle of breathing through a tube, swimming fatigue or leaking masks, the ReefBoard is solidly...
By Victoria Ostrosky Insurance Zone Hurricane deductible. Wind/Hail deductible. Named Storm deductible. These are synonymous terms, right? Wrong. If you don’t know which deductible you have, you may one day deal with more than damage to your home, but severe damage to your bank account as well. For wind coverage in...
By Ashley Vannoy, Market President First National Bank, Grand Boulevard I’m truly excited to be celebrating my first year with First National Bank (FNB) as Market President from my office in Grand Boulevard! This month’s issue is about anniversaries and milestones, and turning age 51 in August has me at...
By Rita L. Sherwood A Midwest girl who moved here 14 years ago from Joplin, Missouri, meet Beverly Hills Day Spa owner Krisy Anderson. She always knew she wanted to own her own business, and that dream became a reality after working two years for Betsey Beebee at Beverly Hills...

Thermal Imgaging

Ther·mal im·ag·ing / THərməl ˈimijiNG/ By Chris Balzer Definition, noun; the technique of using the heat given off by an object to produce an image of it or locate it Now that we know the definition of thermal imaging, what is it used for and how can it help us? A thermo graphic camera...
By Victoria Ostrosky Insurance Zone “Good morning, this is Jenny, how may I help you?” Jenny enjoyed her job at a local vacation rental management company. It was a booming business, keeping her quite busy. For Jenny, she loved getting to know her property owners who were wonderful people. Jack, a new...
Ashley Vannoy is a panhandle professional you need to meet! When asked why she specialized in commercial lending in the panhandle in 2008, when most of the country was suffering through the market crash, she says, “our market here in Destin has always been the gold standard. It might...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager Investors have grown increasingly concerned about yields on their fixed income and more conservative investments. Preferred stocks, often overlooked, but obtainable through a brokerage account via many investment firms, are one option that they might want to consider now. The reason? Preferred stocks...
By Lori Leath Smith Locally-owned TripShock is celebrating 10 years in business! Co-founded in 2009 by area resident CEO Greg Fisher, “We started TripShock because we wanted people to discover top tours and attractions in the Gulf Coast region,” said Fisher. “And we wanted a central location for our partners...

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