When local resident Chesley Cordray was growing up in the 80s, she never dreamed she’d move away, only to move back – three times! “The relationships and friendships I had were what brought me back to our small community,” she said. Now her career lies in the carpet and...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager Market Volatility Continues It has been quite a different year for investors. Investments can be classified in a few main categories: 1) Financial: stocks, bonds or cash; 2) Real: real estate, 3) Alternative: gold, bitcoin, commodities and 4) Personal: jewelry or perhaps...
BizTech is back! Join the Destin Chamber May 18 at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village. for a conference connecting Destin area small business owners and employees with technology-related information, marketing strategies, and the companies they need to get their brand noticed, convert fans into customers, and increase their bottom...
By Chris Balzer, ECES Mom’s Earth Day? Sounds made up, right? Earth Day was April 22 and Mother’s Day is May 8, only 16 days apart, so I thought I would combine the two and make Mom’s Earth Day. At ECES, we treat every day like Earth Day. We increase comfort...
By Joe Capers, Insurance Zone For the past year or so, Florida property owners have learned about the many factors that caused our insurance premiums to increase at unprecedented levels. This is true in all lines of insurance, but primarily with insurance for residential and commercial property. There are multiple...
By Joe Capers, Insurance Zone On June 24, 2021, Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, suffered a collapse of the east wing, killing 98 people. This building was constructed in 1981 with 136 units. Although building failures of this nature in the U.S. are seldom seen, it is important to...
By Melissa Fertitta, Director of Operations, Beachworx Since the pandemic of 2020, we’ve all learned about the many changes the traditional workplace has endured. “Hybrid work” and “remote work” are both approaches aimed at retaining talent. They’re paradigm shifts that place more value on results than presenteeism, meaning employees can work...
By Gail Pelto, Keller Williams I belong to a powerful networking group called Master Networks. What makes us unique from other formalized networking groups is that, in addition, to passing referrals to those we know, like and trust, we also share, and learn about, best business practices. A few weeks back,...
By Donna Montalvo, A2Z Specialty Advertising, Inc. We are honored to announce the next winner of the “Gabby Bruce You Make A Difference” award. The award goes to The Jay Odom Group and was presented to Jose Marengo, Group Sales/PR Director and Emily Gregory, Property Manager at the Fort Walton...
Financial Research and Commentary March 25, 2022 By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager It seems that these days everywhere you go there is a shortage of service, a shortage of product or a shortage of labor, or people to help you. Americans have never been in stronger financial shape,...

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