By Gina Weidie Have you been considering solar options for your home, but didn’t know where to begin? Let me help. Now’s a great time because U.S. solar installation cost decreased by roughly 70% during the past 10 years. In this past year alone, the residential market saw a 5% percent decrease...

Day 22

By Matthew Vanderford, Claimology Day 22. Where do you stand? Where do you stand 22 days after a disaster hits your life? Do you remember where you were 22 days after hurricane Michael? You might not. And that’s ok. Hurricane Michael affected each one of us differently. For some it...

Winner… Winner?

By Chris Balzer, ECES According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), 2020 won the 2nd warmest year prize since they started recording in 1880, knocking 2019 down to third. The world’s seven warmest years have all occurred since 2014, 2016 being the warmest. If you do a search for “things...
The Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation awards a $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors planning to pursue a college degree in the areas of public relations, communication, marketing or journalism. Applicants must be high school seniors residing in Okaloosa, Walton or Santa Rosa counties, with a GPA of 3.5 or...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager Investors are, and have for some time, been hearing and seeing a lot about green and clean energy. Green energy is also known as renewable energy or not expendable like a fossil fuel. Examples of green or renewable energy include solar energy,...
By Victoria Ostrosky “I don’t understand!” Jack whined. “I just don’t. Why is buying flood insurance so hard?” “I hear you,” replied Megan. “All insurance can be confusing, and flood insurance is no different. Let me try to explain it in layman’s terms to make it a little easier.” Megan, Jack’s insurance...

How Do You Grow?

By Ricky Harper, C12 As a business owner or leader, you are constantly looking for ways to grow. Whether it is the business’s size, revenue, margin, productivity or the leader’s acumen, skillset or professional development, most CEO’s and owners are acutely aware that lack of growth is an indicator that...
By Courtney Lindberg, Director of Innovation, ArborBrook Consultants My father died at the young age of 62 from Pulmonary Fibrosis. He retired as a Lt. Commander in the Coast Guard and had achieved a financially comfortable life in retirement. He enjoyed the arts with friends, traveled internationally and drove a...
Join the Destin Chamber on Tuesday, Feb. 16, for a daylong conference and expo, the 2nd Destin Business Technology Summit, connecting Destin area small business owners and employees with the technology-related information and companies they need to improve their business operations, find new customers, and protect their electronic assets. Thanks...
By Cali Hlavac With the influx of working from home in 2020, it’s safe to say that we could all use a change of scenery from the office in our house. Whether you prefer to grab coffee and breakfast while you work, or you enjoy sneaking away for lunch or...

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