By Gina Weidie Solar energy is the technology used to harness the sun’s energy and make it useable. Every hour, the sun beams more energy onto our Earth—much more than is needed to satisfy energy needs throughout the world for an entire year. Many are familiar with so-called photovoltaic cells, or...
By Ricky Harper, C12 Theophrastus said, “Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” Last summer I attended the 2020 GLS (Global Leadership Summit) which is a two-day simulcast conference held every August and attended by more than 400,000 people around the world. The GLS is a conference...
By Gina Weidie 2020 has certainly been a challenging year for all of us, including those in the solar industry. But as we’ve persevered, I see only more growth in residential solar in the coming years. I believe it will shift from homeowners wanting solar only to taking advantage of...
In May, Specialty Roofers, Inc. held a Roofs for Educators contest! More than 275 Northwest Florida educators were nominated to win a free roof. It came down to a final three: Billie “Charisse” Stokes from Crestview High School, Donna Barton from Destin Elementary and Patrick Cole from Niceville High...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager The Energy Sector. According to Raymond James, “The Energy Sector remains the best performer in 2021, up 35% (10% greater than the next best sector) while the clean tech index is down 47% from its peak in February.” (Raymond James Energy Daily...
By Joe Capers NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) has just released its 2021 Hurricane Season Forecast calling for an above average season with 13 to 20 named storms. Last year’s record setting 30 named storms only had 12 that actually made landfall. The season is already off to a busy...
/ˈTHərməl ˈimijiNG/ Definition, noun; the technique of using the heat given off by an object to produce an image of it or locate it. By Chris Balzer, ECES Now that we know the definition, what is it used for and how can it help? A thermo graphic camera (infrared camera) detects infrared...
By Matthew Vanderford, Claimology Filing claims isn’t a hard thing to do. I mean people file claims all the time without help or guidance and feel they’ve been taken care of. That’s AMAZING! So, why would I say that being a public adjuster? Because the role of a public adjuster...
By Donna Montalvo Many locals will remember long-time Destin resident and friend Gabby Bruce. A2Z (A2Z Specialty Advertising, Inc.) is continuing to keep his memory alive, celebrating his life by giving back to our community. Gabby was all about making a difference in our community, and we want to continue his...
In 2020, readers of “Nation’s Restaurant News” had a chance to weigh in on who they considered leaders in the restaurant industry. The people have spoken and Destin’s own Alan Laird, owner of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, ranked number 37 out of 500 submissions in the category for...

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