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For the fifth year, the four chambers of commerce in Okaloosa County are partnering to bring their members the biggest marketing and networking opportunity around – the Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County. On Thursday, March 1, join the Crestview


Area, Destin Area, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Valparaiso chambers of commerce and their members at the Emerald Coast Convention Center to learn about, enjoy samples from, and network with your area businesses. More than 500 attended last year.

The event, which will be open to the public to attend at no charge, will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Thank you to sponsors Northwest Florida Daily News and Simple HR. Additional sponsorships and booths spaces are available. For more information, please call (850) 837-6241.



Of This and That as the New Year Begins

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BILL LINDSLEY Chairman of the Board Simple HR MARY ANNE WINDES Chairman Elect Real Estate Professionals of Destin, Inc. Destin Fishing Fleet Marina MIKE FREEMAN Immediate Past Chair Acentria, Inc. AMY PERRY Treasurer Pleat & Perry, P.A. KAREN MCCARTHY Vice Chairman/Communications & Marketing Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union SHAUN EUBANKS Vice Chairman/Community & Economic Development Community Bank, Destin STEVE JAY Vice Chairman/Membership Development Warren Averett O’Sullivan Creel CAREY TROTTER Vice Chairman/Harbor Association Trotter’s General Contractors, Inc. BRIAN HAUGEN Most Immediate Past Chair/Ex-Officio Emerald Coast Wealth Advisors of Raymond James & Associates DIRECTORS JULIE COTTON Northwest Florida State College TIM EDWARDS Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill REBECCA JONES Fort Walton Beach Medical Center ANDI MAHONEY White-Wilson Medical Center DAVE MORROW Allstate Insurance - Ryland/Morrow Agency LES PORTERFIELD CYNDY THOMAS ResortQuest Vacation Rentals KATHY WHIDDEN Emerald Coast Chiropractic CHAIRMAN’S APPOINTEES HAYWARD DYKES Conerly, Bowman & Dykes, LLP KEN WAMPLER Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc. SPECIAL APPOINTEES JIM BREITENFELD Breitenfeld Development Services, LLC KIM WINTNER Alliance Association Management Co., Inc. MANAGEMENT TEAM SHANE MOODY, CCE, IOM President and CEO ELIZABETH SPIES Vice President of Communications WENDY SCHAEFER Information Specialist NATHAN WILSON Membership Consultant


Shane A. Moody, CCE, IOM Let’s begin the New Year with some congratulations. In mid-January, we recognized some outstanding Chamber members at our annual awards banquet. Not surprisingly, Richard Barrington again won the Paul Woolman Ambassador of the Year Award. Richard’s efforts as an ambassador cannot be overstated. The value he brings to the work he does for us is more than valuable. It’s volunteers, such as Richard, that make our daily work worth it – and fun! Karen McCarthy was very deserving of the Ann Gibson Community Service Award. Her work over the years as a Chamber Chairman, chairman of the Seafood Festival, and “get your hands dirty” type of Board member earned her this recognition.

And that doesn’t even bring into play the work she does for other community organizations, like Kiwanis and the animal refuges. The fact that Karen and Ann were good friends made it that more special. This award is really about giving to the community long-term, and anyone who knows Karen knows she has. Our James D. Neilson, Sr., Chairman’s Award for Volunteer Service winner was Amy Perry. This winner is chosen by the Chairman of the Board based on input from Chamber staff. Amy serves as the host of the Chamber’s TV show, Destin Business Forum. When you think of that, you think “so she shows up once a month for an hour to tape the show.” But Amy has gone so far beyond that with our show. She makes special efforts to find locations, other than the studio, for tapings. And the folks at Cox, who produces the show for us, love her! Add to that the works she does as our Treasurer and legal counsel, and you understand the hours of volunteer service she gives. All those “Melrose Place” and music video appearances really paid off for her. Our Business Person of the Year Award winner is

someone for whom I have undying respect. I’ve been privileged enough to be alongside him for much of the past eight years. His understanding of the business climate has benefitted this Chamber to no end. His understanding of his firm, now Warren Averett O’Sullivan Creel, has led to professional respect and accolades from across the state of Florida. His work in state organizations dealing with economic and community development and legislative issues has added a statewide connection for the Destin Area Chamber, our members, and our community. To say Kevin Bowyer deserved this award would be a gross understatement. Congratulations again to Mike Freeman, your 2011 Chairman of the Board, who led this Chamber through transition and this community through growth with selflessness, knowledge, and a grace that this organization needed. His balanced approach to all things Chamber pushed us through one of the most successful years we’ve had in my eight years as the president of your Chamber. Mike, from the staff and me, thank you! And to the 2011 Board of Directors, your guid-

ance throughout the year was wonderful. We worked together as a team, making tough decisions that were in the best interest of this organization. For that, we are strongly positioned to make great strides in 2012. Thank you all. So as we begin this year’s journey with Bill Lindsley at the helm, we’ll be focused on growing Destin’s economy with more than 2012 in mind. We’ll work to preserve our history and our heritage. We’ll work to create an environment that’s welcome and friendly to new businesses. We’ll call on you, our Chamber members, to help drive this local economy. And we’ll continue to cultivate our relationships with city, county, and state government, and our peer organizations. By putting forth this effort to create a Destin better than the one we have today, we’ll continue to build this world-class community one business at a time! With wishes for continued success, and until next month,

Chamber Statistics:

Advertising our World-Class Community In our mission to support Destin as a world-class community, the Chamber’s Welcome Center recorded the following numbers: Our website at recorded 4,383 unique visitors for December 2011.

December 2011 Phone Calls/E-mails – 675 Incoming Mail – 198 Visitors to Welcome Center Lobby – 265 Relocation Packages – 12

Network, a supplement to The Destin Log, is published and printed monthly for the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, Destin, FL 32541 (850) 837-6241 -


A Message from the Chairman of the Board Along with our beaches, the Destin Harbor is one of the unique treasures that makes us a top destination in the southeast. As I write this month’s column, construction crews are hard at work building the ďŹ rst phase of the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. About three or four years ago, I had the privilege to see the engineering plans and conceptual Bill Lindsley drawings for the project. I was most impressed by the amount of planning, detail, and vision that went into the drawings. After 20 or so years, the project is ďŹ nally underway. What an awesome opportunity this is for our community. I commend the City staff and the harbor landowners for their cooperative efforts in reaching an agreement to initiate the boardwalk project. I want to especially thank Mary Anne Windes, our Destin Area Chamber Harbor Committee Chairperson, for her efforts to bridge the gap between the City and the Harbor front landowners. Without her steadfast effort and consensus building, the project

Back to the Harbor might have taken an additional 20 years. The boardwalk provides our community with a “festive marketplaceâ€? location unparalleled on the Gulf coast. Hopefully it will develop into something analogous to the San Antonio Riverwalk. The opportunities this new attraction will bring to the harbor and the greater Destin area alike are immeasurable. The boardwalk will also provide an additional incentive for visitors and locals to make a right turn at Highway 98 after they come across Mid-Bay Bridge. It will bring them Back to the Harbor! This is the ideal project to help further our reputation as a world-class family friendly destination. Advancing this status is a priority to the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. In November, the Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution opposing “Destination Casinoâ€? gambling in Florida. The Board was concerned about the many negative impacts that casino gaming would have not only to our reputation, but also to the long–term economy of our area. Research clearly shows that after a casino opens in an established tourist economy, 40 percent of small businesses end up going out of business. That’s a number we are just not comfortable with. While proponents would argue that there would be signiďŹ cant job creation, statistics show that to only be a short–term gain. In addition, the social costs and criminal issues related to casinos are many. When all things

are considered, research shows a very clear net negative economic impact when casinos are introduced into an established resort economy. Ultimately, it is the legislature’s job to determine if and when “destination casinosâ€? will be allowed in to our beautiful state. I hope for our children’s sake that this debate is no longer an issue. Finally, the Destin Area Chamber in conjunction with the Destin Log recently held our city council candidates forum. The forum provided an opportunity for citizens to ask questions of our city council candidates. For me, the exercise represented the democratic process at its best. My special thanks goes out to the candidates who took part: Tuffy Dixon, Cyron Marler, Sky Montieth, Sandy Trammell, Tom Weidenhamer, and Jim Wood. It was obvious that each of the candidates were well prepared and genuinely cared about making Destin extraordinary. Additionally, I would like to thank William HatďŹ eld, our moderator; Shane Moody, our bell ringing time keeper; and Matt Algarin, our live blogger; for their professional efforts.

Until next month, Bill Lindsley 2012 Chairman of the Board Simple HR

The Area’s Only Accredited Chest Pain Center. Betty Carswell, RN Director of Acute Care Services

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is the only hospital in the area to earn Chest Pain Center accreditation by the prestigious Society of Chest Pain Centers, an international professional organization focused on improving care for patients with acute coronary symptoms and other related conditions. The accreditation followed a stringent and comprehensive review of the expertise of our operating systems and the compassionate care we provide our chest pain patients. The Chest Pain Center at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is one of our many programs that has been recognized by, and adheres to the standards of, the most respected agencies in healthcare quality.




THE CHAMBER MONTH AHEAD Join us for a Ribbon Cutting and MultiChamber Business After Hours to celebrate the grand opening of the Student Services Center & Leadership Institute on the Niceville Campus of Northwest Florida State College. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and a chance to win an iPad! Other chambers include the Crestview Area, Greater Fort Walton Beach, Niceville Valparaiso, and Walton Area chambers. FEBRUARY


Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County Thursday, March 1, 2012 4 – 7 p.m. Emerald Coast Convention Center For the fifth year, the chambers of commerce in Okaloosa County are partnering to bring their members the biggest marketing and networking opportunity around – the Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County! The event, hosted by the Crestview Area, Destin Area, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Valparaiso Chambers of Commerce, will be open to the public to attend at NO CHARGE. Approximately 25 booths per chamber will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Only two sponsor booths per chamber are available. The cost is $275 for an 8’x8’ booth, which includes a skirted 32”x6’ table, two chairs, and an identification sign. Sponsor booths, which are 16’x8’ booths in a prime location, are available for $600. Sponsors’ names will appear in event promotions. There will be an extra fee payable to the Emerald Coast Conference Center for power and internet. Deadline for booth registration is Thursday, Feb. 2. Your booth space is not reserved until payment is received. Please note one booth per company. Sharing is not permitted. All brochures and displays must reflect the company reserving the booth. Everything displayed must fit within the allotted booth space, including stand-up floor props. Table locations are assigned in the order of reservations received, and all booths are received on a first come, first served basis. No refunds or cancellations will be granted after Friday, Feb. 10. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Join us for our Leaders In Business Lunch sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, at Destin United Methodist Church. Our Leaders In Business Lunches incorporate networking and educational components to benefit all members. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The cost for the lunch is $15 for those members who pre-register, $20 for members at the door, and $30 for non-members. Please remember that reservations are required, and no shows will be billed. All registrations are due by Friday, Feb. 14, at noon. Check-in begins at 11:15 a.m., and the lunch begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. FEBRUARY


To reserve your booth, please fill out the agreement below: ____ 8’x8’ booth - $275 ____ 16’x8’ sponsor booth - $600 Company Name_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Contact____________________________________________


The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to our February Business After Hours sponsored by Hooters, located at 15015 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin. Event hours are 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please do not forget to bring your business card for networking and our door prize drawing. All businesses are invited to bring a door prize, which offers one more way for you to gain exposure. There is no fee for members to attend this event. The non-member fee is $20. Please visit the Events Calendar at to RSVP. FEBRUARY




Chamber Board of Directors Meeting will be held in the Chamber conference room at 11:30 a.m.

For information about all Chamber events, please visit the Events Calendar at PAGE 4



Signature_______________________________________________________________ Please return the above agreement before Thursday, Feb. 2. You may fax it to (850) 654-5612 or mail it to the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce at 4484 Legendary Drive, Suite A, Destin, FL 32541. If you have any questions, please call Elizabeth Spies at (850) 837-2711 x5. Booth spaces will be assigned in the order reservations are received. Non-member prices are $550 for 8’x8’ booth and $1,200 for 16’x8’ sponsor booth.




Celebrating Ambassador Successes Congratulations to our top Ambassadors for December 2011: 55 points – Paul Woolman, Copy Systems Business Center, Inc. 55 points – Richard Barrington, Holiday Isle Properties, Inc. 45 points – Larry Phillips, Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast 45 points – Mike Schneider 45 points – Sherry Schneider, America’s Swimming Pool Co.


Member Spotlight Scott Lightsey, Ecco Motors – Street Legal Golf Carts

“I believe in alternative energy transportation and electric vehicles are one of the best alternatives for our transportation needs. Golf cart friendly communities are progressive and ahead of the game, both economically and ecologically,” said Scott Lightsey, president and owner of Ecco Motors – Street Legal Golf Carts and this month’s Member in the Spotlight. Ecco Motors is a locally owned and operated business, specializing in sales, service, and rentals of golf carts and low speed vehicles. Its services include customization, accessories, upgrades, conversions, and more. “Besides serving our local vacationers with our fleet of street legal vehicles for rent, we also have found a demand for our rentals for special occasions, such as

weddings and holiday events,” said Lightsey. “More recently we are working with our golf cart owners with golf cart conversions. We will take your cart down to the frame and completely refurbish your cart. The finished product is a cart that looks almost new.” Lightsey has been serving the golf cart needs in this area for five years and has been an advocate for electric cars for more than a decade. His interest in electric cars began in the mid-1990s, when he and a partner built and raced their first electric cars. He has been involved in the automotive sales and service industry for more than 30 years. “We love being a part of this community and want to see the Destin area maintain its beauty and quality of life,” said Lightsey. “Ecco Motors offers our community an option for fun, green, local transportation.” You may visit Ecco Motors are 147 Professional Place in Miramar Beach or online. For more information, please call (850) 837-2600.

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS The following workshops will be offered by the University of West Florida’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) during February 2012. For more information, please call the Fort Walton Beach SBDC at (850) 833-9400.

Starting a Business – This workshop will review business planning areas, such as financing, selecting a business legal structure, identifying your market, recordkeeping, and identifying risks that can challenge success. The fee is $35. To reserve your seat and pay by credit card online, please visit Space is limited. Feb. 9 • 1 – 4 p.m. 1170 Martin Luther King Blvd., Bldg. 1, Room 126 FWB Write the Ultimate Business Plan – The UWF SBDC has partnered with the makers of Ultimate Business Planner® to bring you a proven tool for business planning, writing, and forecasting. This software is now included in the workshop. If you need to update your old plan or create a new one, now is the time to start. The fee is $99. To reserve your seat you may register and pay by credit card online at For more information about the Ultimate Business Planner Software, visit www. For further assistance, you may call (850) 833-9400. Space is limited. Feb. 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1170 Martin Luther King Blvd., Bldg. 1, Room 156 FWB Creative Capital for Small Business Roundtable – Whether you are in business or just getting started, this workshop will give you the most effective strategies and ideas to help raise capital. Attendees will learn about new sources of funding, loan ideas, and a creative approach to raising money for small business. We will discuss how technology is changing the way financing is done and how the internet brings new funding alternatives to small business. The fee is $20, and space is limited. To pre-register and pay by credit card, visit or call (850) 833-9400. Feb. 17 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1170 Martin Luther King Blvd., Bldg. 1, Room 156 FWB QuickBooks Basics – See how QuickBooks financial software helps you take control of your business finances. Find out which QuickBooks product is right for you before you buy? See an overview of how QuickBooks simplifies tasks, such as payroll, sales tax, job estimating, and job costing. The fee is $50. To reserve your seat, you may register and pay by credit card online at For further assistance call us at (850) 833-9400 Feb. 16 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1170 Martin Luther King Blvd., Bldg. 1, Room 126 FWB



Business Briefs Amunds is New County Commission Chair

David Parisot

Don Amunds

Don Amunds and Dave Parisot have been named chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Okaloosa County Board of Commissioners. Below, Amunds presented outgoing chair James Campbell with a gavel in appreciation of his service.

of all aspects of marketing for the designer outlet center. She studied marketing and public relations at Auburn University, where she graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts.

Sands Evening of Giving “Dig for Diamonds’ event at San Gelato Café. “Dig for Diamonds” proceeds benefited the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.

Destin’s Gulf Coast Electric Garners Awards for Outstanding Service

CBU Cares, Cook Make Donation To Grace Rides

Gulf Coast Electric received the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the list. Prior to this award, Gulf Coast Electric was voted “Best In Destin” by readers of Destin Magazine and was named “Best Electrical Contractor” for 2011.

Fisher House wins Festival of Trees Judging

Silver Sands Recognizes December Employee of the Month The Silver Sands Factory Stores Employee of the Month for December is Andrew Hudson of Sony. He has been with Sony almost five years and was recently promoted to assistant manager. Silver Sands Employee of the Month winners receive a $25 gift card to Silver Sands and a $25 gift certificate to Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

Kim Henderson, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast executive director (left), accepts a check from Stacey Brady, director of communications at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Fisher House volunteers decorated a tree at the 2nd annual Festival of Trees at Grand Boulevard and were awarded 1st place by a panel of judges.

Silver Sands Evening of Giving “Dig for Diamonds” Winner

Silver Sands Factory Stores Hires Marketing Coordinator Shaye Smith joined Silver Sands Factory Stores as marketing coordinator. Smith will be responsible for supporting and assisting in the Shaye Smith coordination PAGE 6

more than 10 years of commercial banking experience and is a graduate of the University of Florida. AcJustin Woodard tive in the community, Woodard is a member of the All-Sports Association of Northwest Florida. He also supports organizations committed to youth athletics, the Special Olympics, and wildlife preservation.

Crye-Leike Coastal Realty Announces Top Producers

Suzanne Sweatt

John Paulsen

Colleen Regan

Kim Kirby

Eglin AAC Helps Children in Crisis John Cook donated $250 to Grace Rides, and the CBU Cares Foundation, created by Coldwell Banker United Realtors Destin, matched the donation. CBU Cares, represented by Jamie Huggins, joined realtors John Cook and Angela Huggins with the staff, some of the participants in the program, and the horses of Grace Rides for a tour of the facility and the check presentation.

Realtors Bring Holiday Cheer to Children In Crisis The realtors of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors Destin offices delivered multiple car loads of gifts to Children in Crisis, fulfilling Angel Tree requests. Sandy Sharpe coordinated and led the effort to fill the Angel Tree requests, help to replenish the food pantry, and sponsor a group of the CIC kids to a “Day at the Movies.”

For the second year, Eglin’s Air Armament Center, Director of Manpower and Personnel, presented a check, toys, and gift cards, totaling more than $1,100, to Children in Crisis, Inc. The fundraiser was coordinated by David Booher and all the DP Team pitched in to raise the vital funds to help make Christmas a special time for the at-risk Kids of the CIC Children’s Neighborhood. The donation was presented to CIC by Lee McGehee, director, AAC Manpower and Personnel.

Silver Sands Factory Stores Celebrating 20 Years

Fred Leopold, CEO of Community Bank, Destin, announced the recent hiring of Justin Woodard, who joins the company as vice president / commercial loan officer. He has

Crye-Leike Coastal Realty announced that the Wanda Duke Team was the Top Producer in Wanda Duke Closed Sales for 2011 and the John Paulsen Group was the Top Listing Agent for 2011. The Wanda Duke Team, which was also the Top Producer in Closed Sales for December 2011, includes Wanda Duke, Kim Kirby, and Colleen Regan. Wanda Duke is a partner in Crye-Leike Coastal Realty. John Paulsen and Suzanne Sweatt formed the John Paulsen Group in 2005. Since that time, Paulsen and Sweatt have been frequent top producers for Crye-Leike Coastal Realty.

County Commissioner Dave Parisot Gains Certification

Community Bank, Destin Welcomes Woodard Rosie Manning (left) accepts a pair of diamond earrings from Zale’s, the Diamond Outlet for choosing the winning ‘egg’ at the annual Silver

during the past 20 years. Silver Sands will unveil a new website and online VIP Club to reward its most loyal shoppers.

Silver Sands Factory Stores will celebrate throughout the year with events that reward its shoppers, the community, and the associates that have made Silver Sands successful

Commissioner Dave Parisot has completed the Florida Association of Counties Certified County Commissioner Program. Every Okaloosa County Commissioner is encouraged to complete the program, which consists of training in the following areas: ethics, public records, Sunshine See BRIEFS on page 7 NETWORK FEBRUARY 2012

BRIEFS continued from page 6 laws, growth management, financial management, emergency management, economic development, state legislative process, leadership, and strategic thinking.

innovative charter school of the Okaloosa County School District received 1511 of 1600 possible points to place first in the state.

TACP Helps Children in Crisis at Christmas

Vicki Matthews

Silver Sands Gives Back for the Ho-Ho-Holidays Santa flew into Silver Sands Factory Stores in style aboard Sacred Heart Hospital’s AIRHeart Helicopter to greet a crowd of excited children. Santa handed out the prizes for the holiday costume contest, and winners received a $50 Silver Sands gift card. A $100 donation was also made in their name to a Sacred Heart charity of their choice.

NWFSC Collegiate High Top in Florida Again The Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College is the top scoring “A” high school in the state of Florida for the third time in the school’s 11-year history. The


Sword Top IV of Eglin’s 53rd Wing Donates to the Air Force Enlisted Village The Sword Top IV of Eglin’s 53rd Wing donated $1,000 to the Air Force Enlisted Village. The group raised the money by hosting a golf classic in November.

Pictured (left to right) are Ken Hair, CIC president and CEO; TSgt. Thomas Jenn; and SSgt. Stephen Mitchell.

Members of the Hurlburt Field Tactical Airlift Control Party, Detachment 3, 342nd Training Squadron, coordinated efforts to collect a variety of Christmas gifts for Children In Crisis, Inc. They collected donations of fast food gift certificates, toys, an Xbox 360 with Kinect, Bibles, and other presents.

Coldwell Banker United’s Top Sales Associates for November

Pictured (left to right) are MSgt Dorian Dillon; SMSgt Michael Montgomery; Jennifer Carron, AFEV director of finance and development; TSgt Samuel Teixeira, 53rd Golf Classic coordinator; CMSAF (Ret) James Binnicker, AFEV president/ CEO; CMSgt John Milam, 53rd Wing command chief; MSgt Brian Graham; and MSgt Travis Chaney.

John Cook

Coldwell Banker United Realtors announced that John Cook and Team, which includes John Cook, Cynthia Roberson, Alice

Andrea Farrell

Duncan, Joel Cook, and John Johnson, were the Top Listing Team and Top Selling Team for November. Vicki Matthews was the Top Listing Agent, and Andrea Farrell was the Top Selling Agent for November.

Bob Hope Village Residents and VFW Team Up to Raise Money for Bikes The Air Force Enlisted Village’s residents at Bob Hope Village teamed with VFW Spectre Post 11367 and its Auxiliary to raise money for bikes for local Eglin and Hurlburt kids. The group raised $1,400 and purchased 23 bikes for military children in need.

Wine World and raised $2,500. All proceeds will help feed and clothe the abused, neglected, and abandoned children of our community.

Pictured (left to right) are Randy Hayden, beer consultant; Chan Cox; and Ken Hair, CIC president and CEO.

Eglin Spouses Club Donates to Children in Crisis Eglin Spouses Club helped the kids of Children in Crisis, Inc., by having a toy and gift card drive in the community recently. Thanks to the generous donations from businesses, base organizations and members, the kids at the Children’s Neighborhood received presents, clothing, toys, and other necessities just in time for Christmas.

Beer Festival Benefits Children in Crisis Participants came out to support Children in Crisis, Inc., at the recent 2nd Annual Greater Gulf Coast Beer Festival, held at Uptown Station. The event was sponsored by Chan’s

Ken Hair, CIC president and CEO, presents a thank you plaque to the Eglin Spouses Club.


Angelfish Babysitting SVC

Destin Mint

Star Real Estate

144 Bonaire Blvd. Miramar Beach, FL 32550 (850) 200-6162 Category: Sitting Services Chamber Rep: Ashley Keaton

979-981 Hwy. 98 E. Unit L Destin, FL 32541 Category: Gold & Silver Dealer Chamber Rep: Bonnie Johnson

4014 Commons Dr. W. Ste. 100 Destin, FL 32541 (850) 424-3094 Category: Real Estate Chamber Rep: Jeanne Carter

DESTIN BUSINESS FORUM In partnership with Cox Communications, the Chamber’s monthly TV program will host the following organizations beginning in February:

Dr. Bawa & Associates My Daily Special TBD



Leaders In Business Lunch Sponsored by: Warren Averett O’Sullivan Creel

Kevin Bowyer announces the merger of O’Sullivan Creel and Warren Averett to form Warren Averett O’Sullivan Creel.

Chamber Trustee Member Warren Averett O’Sullivan Creel sponsored the Jan. 10 Leaders In Business Lunch, held at the Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center. For more information on the firm and its recent merger, please call (850) 837-0398 or visit

Johnson, vice president of political strategy at the Florida Chamber of Commerce Commerce, Marian Johnson shares information about redistricting, the upcoming elections, and proposed legislation.

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Blab TV Chartwell Hospitality Eglin Federal Credit Union Emerald Coast Chiropractic Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.


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Feline Friends of Destin Warren Averett O’Sullivan Creel Party Boats Destin Princess and Destiny Southern Vacation Rentals White-Wilson Medical Center


On the evening of Thursday, Jan. 19, almost 200 members of the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Emerald Coast Convention Center to celebrate 2011 successes and install the 2012 Officers and Board of Directors. “Our goal is to set our wheels in motion not just for 2012, but for the next 20 years, so that as our children grow into tomorrow’s leaders, they have a better Destin than we know today,” said 2012 Chairman of the Board Bill Lindsley, Simple HR, as he accepted the gavel. “Future leaders will look back at this time as pivotal, not just for Destin, but for the Emerald Coast. 2012, the year of momentum!” Also during the banquet, the Chamber’s most prestigious annual awards were presented to outstanding members of our Chamber and our community. The James D. Neilson, Sr., Chairman’s Award for Volunteer Service was given to Amy Pleat of Pleat & Perry, P.A. In addition to serving as emcee and host for the Chamber’s monthly television show, Perry’s role as Treasurer brought her insight and wisdom to the Executive Committee. The Board and Chamber benefited from her guidance and her tireless service to the organization. Due to his service to the Chamber, his business, and the community, the Business Person of the Year Award was given to Kevin Bowyer of Warren Averett O’Sullivan Creel. A past Chamber Chairman and a partner in his firm,

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Bowyer leads by example that service to the Chamber, his office, and the community are keys to success. He not only represents the firm in this community, but across the state of Florida in economic development, community development, and pro-business activities. The Ann Gibson Community Service Award was given to Karen McCarthy of Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union. McCarthy’s years of service as Chamber Board member and past Chairman, her many years serving as Destin Seafood Festival Chair, and her service to area civic and military organizations, show that she leads with her mind, as well as her heart, readily displaying the passion in which she devotes herself to this community. For the fifth year in a row, the winner of the Paul Woolman Ambassador of the Year Award was Richard Barrington, Holiday Isle Properties, Inc. Barrington was present at almost every Chamber event and ribbon cutting, and his efforts played a major role in motivating other Ambassadors to participate. In addition to Chairman Lindsley, members of the 2012 Executive Committee introduced included Chairman Elect Mary Anne Windes, Real Estate Professionals of Destin, Inc.; Immediate Past Chair Mike Freeman, Acentria, Inc.; Treasurer Amy Perry, Pleat & Perry, P.A.; Vice Chairman/ Communications & Marketing Karen McCarthy, Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union; Vice Chairman/

Richard Barrington

Kevin Bowyer

Community & Economic Development Shaun Eubanks, Community Bank, Destin; Vice Chairman/Membership Development Steve Jay, Warren Averett O’Sullivan Creel; and Vice Chairman/Harbor Association Carey Trotter, Trotter’s General Contractors, Inc. Other members of the 2012 Board of Directors introduced included Julie Cotton, Northwest Florida State College; Tim Edwards, Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill; Rebecca Jones, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center; Andi Mahoney, White-Wilson Medical Center; Dave Morrow, Allstate Insurance – Ryland/Morrow Agency; Les Porterfield, TEA, Inc.; Cyndy Thomas, ResortQuest Vacation Rentals; Kathy Whidden, Emerald Coast Chiropractic; Chairman’s Appointee Hayward Dykes, Conerly, Bowman & Dykes, LLP; Chairman’s Appointee Ken Wampler, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.; Special Appointee Jim Breitenfeld, Breitenfeld Development Services, LLC; and Special Appointee Kim Wintner, Alliance Association Management Co., Inc. Outgoing Board members John Comer, Southern Restaurant Group, and Brian Haugen, Emerald Coast Wealth Advisors of Raymond James & Associates, received recognition plaques for their years of service. For more information and to see photos from the event, please visit or ‘like’ us on Facebook.

Karen McCarthy


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Trustees Profile: Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, a 257-bed hospital located in Fort Walton Beach, is the parent company of the Destin Emergency Care Center and the Rehabilitation Institute, both located on Airport Road in Destin. The year 2011 was marked by grand openings, major renovations, and distinguished awards. The new Rehabilitation Institute, featuring 20 all private rooms, opened in June at its Destin location. It’s the area’s only inpatient acute rehabilitation facility accredited by the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. It is in the same building as the Destin Emergency Care Center, which is staffed by board certified physicians 24/7. Other grand openings included Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s Express Care in July, the new Lung Center in November, and the December opening of the new Surgical Care Unit, a $1.5 million renovation featuring all private rooms. In 2011, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center received several accolades, including being named to the Joint Commission’s Top Performer list on quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. Other awards included the Gold Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association and the Blue

Distinction Center for Spine Surgery from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. With a medical staff of more than 200 physicians, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is the only acute care hospital in the Tri-County area that offers open heart surgery, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission, accredited Chest Pain Center, and a Cancer Care Center that is affiliated with UAB and accredited by the Commission on Cancer. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center also has a psychiatric treatment center and advanced care for critically ill patients, including cardiovascular and neonatal intensive care units. In addition to open-heart surgery, the Medical Center provides life-saving PCI (cardiac catheterization with coronary angioplasty and stents) and coronary artery bypass surgery. The Medical Center also has one of the area’s best “door to balloon” times—the critical time between a heart at-

tack patient’s arrival in the ER and the inflation of a balloon in the coronary artery of the heart. According to medical standards, this time should not exceed 90 minutes. At Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, the average time is 53 minutes. For expecting mothers, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center offers 24 private post partum suites where mothers and family members can enjoy their newborn in a personal, private setting. It also includes a Level II NICU for premature babies and full term newborns with special care needs. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center also has a separate Pediatric Emergency Room dedicated to treating the emergency health care needs of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to 15 years of age. It is also the only hospital in the region with pediatric hospitalists to care for children, if their emergency visit requires admission to the Pediatric Unit. For more information regarding Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s services, visit or call (850) 862-1111. This article is part of our series profiling our Trustees and Chairman’s Club members. For more information on this series or about the Trustees and Chairman’s Club membership levels, please call (850) 837-6241.

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February Calendar of Events February 2 Raising Children in the 21st Century Presentation Location: Destin Library Time: 6:30 p.m. Arlene Karian will present Breakthrough Parenting Secrets: Raising Children in the 21st Century. Free and open to the public. Call (850) 837-8572 for reservations. February 2, 9, 16, & 23 AARP Income Tax Help at Destin Library Location: Destin Library Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Volunteers from AARP will provide free individual 2011 federal tax assistance on an appointment only basis. Call (850) 837-8572 for an appointment. February 3 Sinfonia Gulf Coast Presents Ansel Adams America Location: Emerald Coast Convention Center Time: 7:30 p.m. The Florida premiere of “Ansel Adams: America”, composed by Chris and Dave Brubeck,” is a symphonic tribute to one of America’s most cherished artists. Visit February 4 Simply Sinatra Starring Steve Lippia Location: Mattie Kelly Arts Center Time: 7:30 p.m. Headlining Las Vegas and now Niceville, Steve Lippia and his 16-piece band bring Frank Sinatra’s essence back to the stage. Visit February 4 Mardi Gras Parade Location: HarborWalk Village Time: 2 p.m. NETWORK FEBRUARY 2012

Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handful of beads! Stay and enjoy live music on the Main Stage after the parade. February 4 22nd Annual Chili Competition Location: Santa Rosa Mall Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m. Participants will be selling competition chili to general public for 50 cents. Proceeds benefit the agencies of the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. February 9 & 16 NWFSC Leadership Institute – “Sales Training” Location: NWFSC South Walton Center, Room 119 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This course concentrates on the fundamentals of salesmanship, but it also goes well beyond traditional sales concepts. Call (850) 729-6880. February 10 NWFSC Leadership Institute – “Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, & Blogs” Location: NWFSC Library Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Through a hands-on, interactive approach, this introductory workshop teaches businesses how to strategically leverage social media to build dynamic, engaged online communities. Call (850) 729-6880. February 14 & 21 NWFSC Leadership Institute – “Dealing With Difficult People” Location: NWFSC Student Services Center Time: 8 – 10 a.m.

Real world scenarios will be presented and suggested strategies to use when confronting a difficult situation. Call (850) 729-6880.

sage, motivation and influencing, and strategies for influencing others. Call (850) 729-6880.

February 14 Annual Hearts and Art Night Location: Geana’s Art Gallery Time: 6 – 9 p.m. You and your loved one will paint a canvas together, while you share wine, refreshments, and lots of laughter. Space is limited. Call (850) 650-0779.

February 18 23rd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival Location: Village of Baytowne Wharf Guests may sample gumbo and vote for their favorite as People’s Choice. Celebrity judges will hold blind judging contests for the “Area’s Best” awards for gumbo. Visit

February 15 Brigadoon Location: Mattie Kelly Arts Center Time: 7:30 p.m. Broadway’s Tony-Award-winning musical Brigadoon appears in a sentimental adventure that blurs the boundaries between love and loss, past and present, and fantasy and reality. Visit

February 19 Mardi Gras Dog Parade Location: HarborWalk Village Time: 2 p.m. This year’s theme is Cruisin’ Canines: Fetch a Wave! Proceeds from this event will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge. Visit

February 17 & 18 An Evening with Grammy Award-winning The Parker Quartet Location: Rosemary Beach Town Hall Time: 7:30 p.m. Grammy-Award winning string quartet The Parker Quartet performs in this special evening presented by Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Visit February 17 NWFSC Leadership Institute – “The Art of Persuasion” Location: NWFSC Student Services Center Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Art of Persuasion will cover the topics of credibility and power, developing a persuasive mes-

February 19 Beachcomber Music Awards Location: HarborWalk Village Time: 5 p.m. Enjoy a free concert on the HarborWalk Village mainstage, followed by an hour long awards ceremony where the 2012 winners will be announced. February 21 HarborWalk Village Fat Tuesday Location: HarborWalk Village Time: 5 p.m. Enjoy free red beans and rice from Poppy’s Crazy Lobster, street performers, and live music. March through the harbor with your fourlegged friends at the Party Animal Parade at 6:30 p.m. PAGE 13

February Calendar of Events February 21 Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade Location: Village of Baytowne Wharf Time: 5 p.m. This family friendly event invites people of all ages to “let their hair down” on what many consider the most festive day of the year. February 22 NWFSC Leadership Institute – “What is Your Leadership Style” Location: NWFSC South Walton Center, Room 119 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This is a seminar for executives, managers, supervisors, and team leaders who want to become better leaders who are able to inspire employees to perform at peak levels and continually improve. Call (850) 729-6880.

February 24 Destin Desserts Fundraiser Location: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Time: 6:30 p.m. Local chefs will be serving up custom Girl Scout Cookie desserts to be judged throughout this evening fundraiser that benefits the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle. Call (850) 873-3999 or email February 24 Monty Python’s Spamalot Location: Mattie Kelly Arts Center Time: 7:30 p.m. Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this national touring production tells the legendary tale

of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail. Visit

Come enjoy live music with a costume and dance contest. There will be door prizes and a cash bar. Call (850) 609-3800.

February 24 NWFSC Leadership Institute “Creating a Web Presence” Location: NWFSC Business/ Computer Tech Building, P110 Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. This 8-hour short course will walk the learner through an overview of the conception, design, development, deployment, and maintenance process of a business website. Call (850) 729-6880.

February 29 NWFSC Leadership Institute – “Creating an Amazing Customer Experience” Location: NWFSC South Walton Center, Room 119 This workshop includes highly motivational elements and drives home to participants the positive difference they can make in the lives of their customers. Call (850) 729-6880.

February 26 2nd Annual Snowbird Sock Hop Location: Emerald Coast Convention Center Time: 6 – 11 p.m.

La Famiglia 300 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 424-5795 Category: Restaurants - Italian Chamber Rep: Francesca Rella

Lewis Construction Inc. 752 McKinnon Bridge Rd. Ponce De Leon, FL 32455 (850) 974-9636 Category: Construction & Remodeling Chamber Rep: Lewis Jones

Snowbirds Gulf Coast / Karen Harrell 1160 Great Oaks Ct. Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 (850) 291-1266 Category: Publications Chamber Rep: Karen Harrell

Gulf Coast Podiatry - Foot & Ankle Surgery Center 7720 U.S. Hwy. 98 #340 Miramar Beach, FL 32550 (850) 622-1607 Category: Physicians - Podiatry Chamber Rep: Dr. Sean Hodson

La Renaissance Salon 415 Mountain Dr. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 837-5707 Category: Salons Chamber Rep: Karin Petersen

Poppy’s Restaurant Group 138 Fisherman’s Cove Destin, FL 32550 (850) 351-1834 Category: Restaurants - Steaks & Seafood Chamber Rep: Tyler Jarvis

South Coast Golf Guide PO Box 11278 Pensacola, FL 32524 (850) 505-7553 Category: Publications Chamber Rep: Jonathan W. Laird

Jasmine Thai LLC 4424 Commons Dr. E. Ste. 3C Destin, FL 32541 (850) 269-0185 Category: Restaurants - Asian Chamber Rep: Paul Wongwutthipornchai

Le Nails in Destin 14091 Emerald Coast Pkwy. #H1 Destin, FL 32541 (850) 650-4226 Category: Nail Salons Chamber Rep: Nguyen Chau

Red Brick Pizza 4144 Legendary Dr. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 424-5990 Category: Restaurants - Pizza Chamber Rep: Jim Sickler

Another Broken Egg Cafe 979 Hwy. 98 E. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 650-0499 Category: Restaurants - Breakfast Chamber Rep: Marcia Green


University of West Florida Emerald Coast 1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547 (850) 863-6565 Category: Schools Chamber Rep: Susan A. Shaw NETWORK FEBRUARY 2012

A 2 Z Specialty Advertising (850) 654-3080 Chamber Rep: Gabby Bruce

Feline Friends of Destin Inc. (850) 837-3869 Chamber Rep: Bob Reid

Quality Imports - Mercedes Benz - BMW - Toyota - Mazda (850) 863-2161 Chamber Rep: Mike Wangle

All Clear Restoration & Remediation, LLC (850) 499-5190 Chamber Rep: Laura Wichern

First Florida Bank (850) 269-1201 Chamber Rep: Jennifer Dugan

Real Estate Professionals of Destin, Inc. (850) 837-2211 Chamber Rep: Mary Anne Windes, CCIM, CRB, CRS, GRI, RRS, E-PRO

Ava’s Attic Consignment Boutique (850) 424-6767 Chamber Rep: Courtney Hood Barton, Fenstermaker, Tondello & Associates, LLC (850) 243-2602 Chamber Rep: David Barton Bayview RV Campground (850) 837-5085 Chamber Rep: Kent Chamberlain Camp Gulf (850) 837-6334 Chamber Rep: Mr. Pat O’Neill Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc. (850) 622-3200 Chamber Rep: Office Manager CRC Data Technologies (850) 654-7262 Chamber Rep: Cameron Rowe CYber SYtes, Inc. (850) 233-5514 Chamber Rep: Darnell A. Jelks

Friends of Emerald Coast State Parks (850) 650-5928 Chamber Rep: Myra Rhodes Golden Corral Destin (850) 654-5030 Chamber Rep: Harry Beaugez Good Time Tours (850) 476-0046 Chamber Rep: Vicki Stevison Gulf Coast Dermatology (850) 622-0600 Chamber Rep: Dr. Michael Stickler Gulf Coast Office Products (850) 244-6122 Chamber Rep: Pam Schweickert Harmony Beach Vacations (850) 650-0551 Chamber Rep: John Toombs

Realty House Commercial Properties, Inc. (850) 244-9117 Chamber Rep: Basil Bethea, Jr. Sandestin Golf And Beach Resort (800) 277-0800 Chamber Rep: Scott Russell Santa Rosa Mall Management Office (850) 244-2172 Chamber Rep: Julie Harrell Select Physical Therapy (850) 837-3349 Chamber Rep: Michelle Bryan, PT Sporty Lady of Destin (850) 837-6763 Chamber Rep: Mary Beth Gunnerson St. Andrews By The Sea Episcopal Church (850) 650-2737 Chamber Rep: Fred Fenn

William (Bill) Head (850) 496-3430 Chamber Rep: William (Bill) Head

Terminix International (850) 678-7840 Chamber Rep: Jeff Curtis

Henderson Park Inn (850) 269-8646 Chamber Rep: Charlotte Jeffreys

Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant, Bar & Store (850) 654-1743 Chamber Rep: Mario Mardones

Holiday Isle Improvement Association (850) 837-4753 Chamber Rep: Scott Roberts

Waldorff Insurance & Bonding, Inc. (850) 581-4925 Chamber Rep: Cole Bakker

IndyShark Consulting (850) 217-5526 Chamber Rep: Phillip Conner

Waste Management (850) 301-2816 Chamber Rep: Domenica Farmer

Jos. A. Bank (850) 650-6850 Chamber Rep: Craig Sanderson

Westwood Retirement Resort (850) 863-5174 Chamber Rep: Billie Chappell

Emerald Coast Convention Center Catering (850) 609-3908 Chamber Rep: Dustin Cutler

Longhorn Steakhouse, Inc. (850) 654-9115 Chamber Rep: Stephen Coley

WJHG NBC 7 Panama City (850) 234-7777 Chamber Rep: Curt Molander

Fantasea Scooter Rentals (850) 654-7772 Chamber Rep: Steve/Donna Fontana

Northwest Florida Daily News (850) 863-1111 Chamber Rep: Michelle MacLeod

Xtreme H2O Sports (850) 978-3060 Chamber Rep: Jason Schilder

Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (850) 654-4588 Chamber Rep: Matt Baltz The Destin Log (850) 837-2828 Chamber Rep: Billy Kirk Destin RV Beach Resort (850) 837-3529 Chamber Rep: Dick Forsberg Done 4 You! Parties & More! (850) 682-0375 Chamber Rep: Tina Richards Jean Dutton (850) 862-3327 Chamber Rep: Jean Dutton




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February 2012 Network Newsletter  

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