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...
The year was 2009, the eco­nomic bust was wrecking busi­nesses up and down the Emerald Coast and the mother/daughter duo, Susan Henry and Courtney Hood, found themselves out of the design business and in need of new careers quickly! With 3 storage units full of furniture and Susan's husband...
When tragedy hits, it hits hardest to those who live where the disaster happened. And that’s no different with the recent hurricane that rocked the Emerald Coast. It continues to affect the day-to-day life of our local residents, as well as the operations of locally-owned businesses. While much of...
By Maurice Stouse, Branch Manager and Financial Advisor The world economy has slowed over that past year, wages have increased in the U.S., there have been disruptions to trade and most recently, concern for the public’s health. The uncertainty has brought significant volatility to stock markets around the world. As an...
By Danny Margagliano Real estate can be a very confusing topic for many people. With tens of thousands of websites and nearly...

Becoming a Smarter Giver

By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager As we approach the end of the year, many Americans are looking to make or complete their charitable intentions for 2018. While the tax laws have made some changes to charitable giving, investors and savers alike are looking to not only give...

Know the Warning Signs!

By Chris Balzer, ECES I was recently asked: How do you know if I need insulation or improvements to make my home more energy efficient. Some ways we check is with a thermal camera. Thermal cameras can detect the slightest difference in temperature showing us leaks, missing insulation, poor seals...
By Victoria Ostrosky Jared was helping save the planet by receiving most of his bills electronically and paying his invoices online. It saved him time, since he invariably quickly scanned them then paid with a few clicks. He loved how it freed up his time to do other things he...
By Debby McKinney Social distance guidelines have just been extended through April 30th. This is a new world we’ve all been thrown into and all the parts won’t go back in their “places” when things get back to “normal.” This applies to all aspects of our life and business. We have...
The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming events for the month of July. Pre-registration is requested for all events. Please...

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