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2010 DESTIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADERSHIP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BRIAN HAUGEN Chairman of the Board Emerald Coast Wealth Advisors of Raymond James & Associates MIKE FREEMAN Chairman Elect Whitney National Bank KAREN MCCARTHY Immediate Past Chairman Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union BILL LINDSLEY Treasurer Simple HR TIM EDWARDS Vice Chairman/Communications & Marketing Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill LES PORTERFIELD Vice Chairman/Community & Economic Development TEA, Inc. JIM BREITENFELD Vice Chairman/Membership Development Breitenfeld Development Services, LLC SHANE CANNON Harbor Advisory Board Ballard Cannon Development DIRECTORS ED ADAMS GCS Building Solutions, Inc. CARMELA BELL ResortQuest Real Estate KEVIN BOWYER O’Sullivan Creel, LLP SHAUN EUBANKS Community Bank, Destin BILL HEAD Fort Walton Beach Medical Center ED MCMULLEN, JR. Legendary, Inc. AMY PERRY Pleat & Perry, P.A. KATHY WHIDDEN Emerald Coast Chiropractic MARY ANNE WINDES Real Estate Professionals of Destin Destin Fishing Fleet Marina MYRA WILLIAMS Ex Officio Howard Group CAREY TROTTER Chairman’s Appointee Trotter’s General Contractors, Inc. TONYA HOLMAN Chairman’s Appointee KIM WINTNER Special Appointee Alliance Association Management Co., Inc. MANAGEMENT TEAM SHANE MOODY, CCE, IOM President & CEO ceo@DestinChamber.com ELIZABETH SPIES Vice President of Communications espies@DestinChamber.com RISA GARNER Director of Events rgarner@DestinChamber.com WENDY SCHAEFER Information Specialist mail@DestinChamber.com SANDI MCCLANAHAN Membership Consultant sandi@DestinChamber.com

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From the President’s Desk... Thank You, and VOTE NO ON 4

Shane A. Moody, CCE, 1OM Thank you to the more than 700 people who worked on the Destin Seafood Festival. We could not have done it without you. Your efforts and assistance help us make the festival the premiere weekend event in Destin each year. With a new location and festival site this year, there were many questions that you helped us answer. The new location was awesome. Thank you, Kelly and Mary Anne, your Board, and the more than 40 families that gave us your property, your docks, and your lives that weekend. The site flowed beautifully and laid out exactly like we wanted. As the sun set behind the stage each night, the setting was beautiful. Having the stage on the water (thank you, Dewey Destin!) by the docks with fishing boats and the harbor in the background was fabulous. Thank you, Karen Mc-

Carthy, for continuing (for some reason??) to serve as the volunteer chairman of this event. Your experience, history, and knowledge are invaluable each year. Thank you to the committee chairs who work almost as many hours as we do at the festival. Your organization of volunteers is key to the execution of the event. Thank you, Risa! Four down for you. How many more to go? You have this event tuned to the finest detail. The only thing to say to you is “you go, girl!” It’s clearer each year that I just need to step out of your way and let you go! Keep up the great work. Thank you Wendy, Elizabeth, and Sandi! Thank you for the work the weekend of the festival. More importantly, thank you for the countless hours of effort you provide building up to festival weekend. The way you all work together is amazing. It’s obvious why the Destin Area Chamber is such a great organization! Finally, thank you to our families who give us up for a week (or more!) during this time. We’ve already met with the partners of this year’s

festival, and it looks as if we’ll be back on the same site next year on the same weekend, Sept. 16 – 19. Mark it on your calendars. We’ll see you there! VOTE NO 4 As you’ve heard us say for most of this year, as well as you see on the cover of this issue of NETWORK, we are encouraging you to vote no on Amendment 4. If passed, this constitutional amendment would cripple the business community in Florida. It is a job killer. It is a tax increaser. It is bad – just plain bad. One of the more informative analyses I’ve seen came from the Washington Economics Group. Its study showed these numbers: 267,000 jobs lost in Florida, more than $34 billion from our state’s economy annually, and nearly $12 billion out of the pockets of Florida’s working families. Requiring the general electorate to vote on every comp plan, land development code, and/or zoning change in a county or city is ludicrous. To put it in perspective, if this law had been in effect in 2006, the voters in Carrabelle, a small Franklin

County town, would have seen 617 separate questions on the ballot. That’s 617 issues requiring votes. It also removes local control of development decisions for our community. Decisions in unincorporated parts of southern Okaloosa or Walton counties would require votes from residents in the northern parts of the counties. That means folks in Laurel Hill and Mossy Head would be making decisions about development here on the coast. The reverse is also true, as we on the coast would be voting on issues for their specific communities. As you go to the polls on Nov. 2, remember to Vote No on Amendment 4. As my good friend Mark Wilson of the Florida Chamber of Commerce said, “if you love the recession, you’ll love Amendment 4.” VOTE NO ON 4, because defeating measures, such as this, is how 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: September 2010 • Phone Calls/E-mails – 1,258 • Incoming Mail – 219

• Visitors to Welcome Center Lobby – 420 • Visitors’ Guide & Buyer’s Directories Mailed – 123 • Relocation Packages – 6 The Chamber’s website recorded 52,723 unique visitors for September 2010 and 624,229 unique visitors for Oct. 1, 2009 – Sept. 30, 2010.

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A Message from the Chairman of the Board

Brian Haugen In looking forward to this year as Chairman, I figured I’d have it pretty easy. I mean, since the Chamber runs like a finely tuned watch, I anticipated (hoped) my involvement would be miniscule. So much for the best laid plans. Just as it appeared that our summer could turn the tides of our fragile, but

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hopeful, economy for the better, the worst oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico’s history blackened our dreams. Turns out that the only boom we ended up seeing was oil boom. There was no amount of dispersant that could dispel our tourists from packing up their vacation plans and with it our hopes of a robust summer. As the media hype dissipated, it turned out that there were fewer tar balls than tourists. Although the damage was done, our local, promotional creativity wasn’t dead just yet. This summer, there were more than just rock concerts on the beach bringing people along the Emerald Coast together. They came together to find synergy, synergies in business, marketing, and ad-

vertising. One example is our partnership with the Walton Area Chamber. A first for our chambers, we agreed to co-sponsor each other’s largest annual events: the Destin Seafood Festival and the Walton Leadership Summit. It was refreshing to see each Chamber’s logo prominently featured as a sponsor of the other’s event. I think it speaks to the concept of synergy. Locals doing business with locals picked up in other areas, as well. Clearly, this benefits our members – especially the 40 percent or so who are members of both chambers. Another area where we’ve noticed a unique change to our local economy is with entrepreneurs seeking new endeavors through

innovative businesses along the Emerald Coast. One of the largest areas of increased commerce was in what’s called ‘cottage’ businesses. That is, a technology-driven small company who can theoretically operate from anywhere that provides the technology to do so. Why not live and play along the Emerald Coast?! This exact topic was discussed at length at two events this summer; the Destin Economic Summit and the visit from the International Economic Development Council. Both forums were designed to identify ways to jump start our economy, and both came to similar conclusions – one common proposal was to market to these technology-based busi-

nesses. Business as usual isn’t enough anymore. Diversity of our economic base is necessary. With that, I feel that our councils, chambers, and commissions are better aligning to meet the needs for expansion of our economy. Here again, insatiability leads to humility, humility leads to synergy, and synergy leads to new endeavors. My dad used to say, “Brian, never confuse ‘genius’ with a Bull Market.” No truer words were ever spoken. Perhaps many of us felt blessed with a dose of “genius” during our recent heyday. How quickly those feelings are dashed, replaced with a more genuine dose of humility. Humility isn’t such a bad thing sometimes and can even make us a better

person. There’s a book that speaks of this with certain passages written by guys like Jonas, David, and Job. Locally, it appears that our humble economic times may well reshape our collective wisdom and lead us into new prosperous endeavors. In summary, perhaps this dreary economic cycle does indeed have a silver lining. I caught glimpses of it this past year myself. In many ways, these difficult times have brought out the best in people and may very well be noticed within our Chamber as we push forward to 2011. Brian Haugen 2010 Destin Area Chamber Chairman Emerald Coast Wealth Advisors of Raymond James & Associates

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THE CHAMBER MONTH AHEAD

Member Spotlight

Please join us for our Business to Business Breakfast sponsored by Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., at Louisiana Lagniappe. Check-in begins at 7:15 a.m. Cost is $15 for members who RSVP, $20 for members that attend without registering, and $30 for non-members. Please visit the Events Calendar at www.DestinCham ber.com to register. All registrations are due by Nov. 9. Always the second Friday of each month, these events are attended by approximately 150 area business professionals. With speakers, such as industry experts, economists, and area officials, and ample networking opportunities, these events are packed with value. NOVEMBER

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Join us for our 14th Annual Business Expo and After Hours on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center. Network with your fellow Chamber members, show off your products and services, see exciting displays of new products, and purchase or order your favorite items. There is no charge to attend this event, and it will be open to the public. To reserve your booth, please contact the Chamber’s Director of Events Risa Garner at (850) 837-2711 x2 or rgarner@DestinChamber.com. NOVEMBER

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Join us for the November Leads Lunch. Enjoy networking activities to meet potential clients and reconnect with old friends! All members are encouraged to attend. The cost to attend is $20 for members and $40 for non-members. One lucky attendee will receive a free membership renewal worth $315! Please visit the Events Calendar at www.DestinCham ber.com to register. All registrations are due by Nov. 15. Always held the third Wednesday of each month, these events are open to all members and are attended by approximately 100 area business professionals. NOVEMBER

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

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This month’s member spotlight is on Gary Vorbeck, an attorney with Vorbeck Law Firm, P.A., a full service law firm in Destin. Vorbeck Law Firm is a gen-

eral practice firm, including land use and governmental law, business and corporate law, litigation, and representation of homeowners and condominium associations. “Our experience and knowledge enable us to provide our clients with a broad array of services,” Vorbeck said. “I enjoy assisting clients meet their legal challenges in a professional, yet friendly, environment. We work with them to provide innovative and creative solutions to complex issues. My firm prides itself in being responsive to client’s needs and concerns, while providing quality legal representation.”

Nov. 16 Business Expo Showcases Area Businesses, Offers Networking Join us for our 14th Annual Business Expo and After Hours on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Network with your fellow Chamber members, show off your products and services, see exciting displays of new products, and purchase or order your favorite items. There is no charge to attend this event, and it will be open to the public. The cost is $250 for an 8’x6’ booth, which includes a skirted 32”x6’ table, two chairs, and an identification sign. Four sponsor booths, which are 16’x6’ booths in a prime location, are available for $400.

Thank you to those who have already signed up to participate! Sponsors - AT&T Advertising Solutions and Simple HR Participants – All Clear Restoration & Mold Remediation, LLC; Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union; The Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry; CyberSytes, Inc.; Fisher-Brown Insurance, Inc.; Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa; M&M Photography; Mary Kay Inc. Faith Gladding, Independent Exec. Senior Sales Director; O’Sullivan Creel, LLP; and Troy University.

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Gary Vorbeck, Vorbeck Law Firm Vorbeck has had a general practice for more than 30 years, during which time he has served as general counsel for three counties and a water authority. “I was one of the first attorneys in the state to obtain Florida Bar Certification in City, County, and Local Government Law,” Vorbeck said. An avid FSU football fan, Vorbeck graduated from FSU with a degree in business and, from Stetson University College of Law, with a JD. He and his family moved to the area 10 years ago, and he said he considers himself fortunate to be

able do what he loves, while living in this beautiful area, which also has such a unique small town atmosphere. As a member of the Destin Area and Walton Area chambers of commerce, Vorbeck said that it was a special honor for him to serve as Honorary Commander for the 96th Civil Engineer Group at Eglin Air Force Base. He feels that Chamber membership is an integral part of having a successful business. For more information, please contact Vorbeck at (850) 654-0880, or visit the website at www.vorbecklaw firm.com.

Buy Destin Program FREE for All Members in 2010

By far and regardless of the season, the most popular question in the Destin Area Chamber’s Welcome Center is “do you have any coupons?” Our Buy Destin Program, created in 2009, was designed to answer this question, while providing new customers to Chamber member businesses. To increase the program’s effectiveness and add value to all Chamber mem-

berships, the program will be free for all members to participate in 2010. Chamber members are asked to provide incentives, discounts, and coupons in 50 words or less or provide a 3.5” x 1.5” coupon in a jpg or pdf. The Chamber will add these to our Buy Destin booklet, available in the Chamber lobby for $5. The target for this booklet is area visitors, businesses, and residents. For more information or to sign up to participate, please visit www.buydestinfl.com or contact Elizabeth Spies at (850) 837-2711 x5 or espies@DestinChamber. com. NETWORK NOVEMBER 2010


Destin Business Forum In partnership with Cox Communications, the Chamber’s monthly TV program will host the following organizations beginning in November: 30-A Suites 6904 W. Co. Hwy. 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (850) 699-5443 www.30ASuites.com Category: Accommodations-Hotels Chamber Rep: Carol Pauls

Fat Daddy’s Pizza 20009 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 650-3777 www.fatdaddyspizza.com Category: Restaurants - Pizza Chamber Rep: Vickie Beard

“Antonella’s Touch” Premier Cleaning & Household Management Co. 201 Pensacola Beach Rd. C-4 Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 (850) 677-1898 Category: Cleaning Services Chamber Rep: Antonella Console

Holiday Inn Express 108 Hutchinson St. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 654-9383 Category: Accommodations-Hotels Chamber Rep: Allison Mellinger

Coldwell Banker United Realtors 4458 Legendary Dr. Ste. 100 Destin, FL 32541 (850) 650-4563 www.cbunited.com Category: Real Estate Chamber Rep: Kay Parker Complete Cleaning Solutions LLC 123 Sky High Dune Dr. Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (850) 865-0582 www.destincleaning.net Category: Cleaning Services Chamber Rep: Gabriele Heffron Daher Contracting 105 Beach Dr. Ste. 2B Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547 (850) 863-3993 Category: Contractors & Site Developers Chamber Rep: Estephan M. Daher

Done 4 You! Parties & More! 4860 Orlimar St. Crestview, FL 32536 (850) 682-0375 www.done4youparties.com Category: Balloons Chamber Rep: Tina Richards NETWORK NOVEMBER 2010

In The Moment Pet Care PO Box 6548 Destin, FL 32550 (850) 269-0800 Category: Pet Sitting Chamber Rep: David M. Smith

Jamaican Me Clean, LLC/RL 2199 Hagood Loop Crestview, FL 32536 (850) 398-6233 Category: Cleaning Services Chamber Rep: Nicole Reeves

The Manor at Bluewater Bay 1500 N. White Point Rd. Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 897-5592 Categories: Rehabilitation Centers; Skilled Nursing Facilities Chamber Rep: Teresa Halverson

Metis Consulting 4397 Windrush Dr. Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 830-7775 Category: Accounting & Bookkeeping Services Chamber Rep: Kim Lepore

comF5 Howard Group Landrum Human Resources

Host Amy Perry Pleat & Perry, P.A. Destin Business Forum airs on Cox Channel 6. The schedule is available online underneath the Channel 6 heading: ww2.cox.com/myconnection/gulfcoast/watch.cox

Northwestern Mutual The Vaughn Financial Group 28A Walter Martin Rd. Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548 (850) 244-8613 www.tom-vaughn.com Category: Insurance Chamber Rep: Thomas R. Vaughn

Raymond James Financial Services 3997 Commons Dr. W. Ste. D Destin, FL 32541 (850) 424-3135 Category: Financial Services Chamber Rep: Mike Farne

The Palms of Destin Resort and Conference Center 4201 Indian Bayou Trail Destin, FL 32541 (850) 351-0500 www.palmsofdestin.com Category: Accommodations-Central Reservations; Accommodations-Gulf Access Condominiums; Accommodations-Resorts Chamber Rep: Laurie Hobbs

Silver Beach Towers 1050 Hwy. 98 Destin, FL 32541 (850) 269-2317 www.silverbeachtowersresort.com Category: Accommodations-Resorts; Chamber Rep: Laurie Hobbs

Parties Unlimited 347 Baywinds Dr. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 496-5511 www.partiesunlimited.net Category: Bartenders Chamber Rep: Terrell Tourelle www.DestinChamber.com

Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa 15000 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 337-5100 www.silvershells.com Categories: AccommodationsRentals; Accommodations-Gulf Front Condominiums; Accommodations-Resorts Chamber Rep: Laurie Hobbs PAGE 5


Business Briefs Silver Sands Recognizes August and September Employees of the Month

Time Factory manager Shannon Lawson and Carole Klink

Michael Herrera and Swarovski manager Manos Gioxaris

Silver Sands Factory Stores named Carole Klink, Time Factory Watch Outlet, as the August Employee of the Month and Michael Herrera, Swarovski, as the September Employee of the Month. Klink, who has been with Time Factory since June 2007, makes certain she is always busy, which works as a strong motivational force for the entire Time Factory team. Her nurturing and motherly qualities work in her favor and encourage everyone to act as a team player, making Klink an essential member of the Time Factory team. Herrera, who has been employed with the company for six months, has a “customer-comesfirst” attitude. He goes above and beyond to please customers and works meticulously to strengthen his understanding of Swarovski and its products.

Grand Boulevard Names New Management Team Howard Group and Merchants Retail Partners are pleased

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to announce that Brian Voyles has been named general manager of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Voyles will supervise day-to-day management of the Town Center. Certified as a ShopBrian Voyles ping Center Manager by International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Voyles has more than 10 years of commercial property management. Most recently, he served as general manager of Panama City Mall. Voyles is originally from Jacksonville, has a business management degree from Georgia Southern University, and resides in Panama City. Stacey Brady has been named director of marketing and public relations for Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Brady has worked as director of communications Stacey Brady for the Grand Boulevard property for the last year and a half. Prior to that, she was director of marketing and public relations for Seaside Development Corporation for six years. Brady is a native Memphian and has lived in Destin for 13 years. Brenda Salvage has been named property accountant for Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Salvage has 20 years of accounting management experience and worked as the property accounts manager for the Panama City Mall for the last 11 years. She is originally from

Panama City and also served as project coordinator for an environmental company in Jacksonville for five Brenda Salvage years before returning to Panama City, where she currently lives.

Hilton Sandestin Website Wins WebAward The Web Marketing Association recognized the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa with a WebAward for “Outstanding Website” for its newly designed site at www.HiltonSandestinBeach.com. More than 2,000 websites from 45 countries were adjudicated in 96 industry categories, during this year’s competition. The winning team was composed of Hilton Sandestin Beach’s VP of sales and marketing Marshall Thompson, director of marketing Nancy Stanley, and communications manager Valeria Lento, and USDM.net®’s director of production Jason Hays, web developer Andrew Blackwell, and account manager Jack Younger.

Serenity by the sea’s Clark Wins VISIT FLORIDA Hospitality Award Serenity by the sea, the spa at the Hilton Sandestin Beach, announced that Linny Clark, massage therapist, won this year’s Iris D. Larson Industry Hospitality Award, granted by VISIT FLORIDA. This award was created to recognize hospitality and tourism industry professionals who exemplify the qualities of selfless spirit of service and leadership in their work experience. Clark has worked at Serenity by the sea for nearly 10 years and continues to

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be one of the spa’s most beloved and respected massage therapists, receiving accolades from guests praising his personalized warm touch.

Inaugural HarborFest Cast Sunshine and Smiles on 62nd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo A kick-off celebration for the 62nd annual Destin Fishing Rodeo played out to picture perfect weather on Oct. 2 – 3, at HarborWalk Village. More than 5,000 locals and visitors enjoyed live music, creative art, regional seafood specialties, a kid’s wagon parade, interactive music, costumed pirates, tropical animals, and a stellar fireworks display over the Destin Harbor. Donations benefited the Alaqua Animal Refuge and the Destin Fishing Museum.

Stogniew & Associates Merges with Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund Stogniew & Associates and Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund merged effective Oct. 1, 2010. Joining the Tampa office of Saltmarsh as a shareholder is Stogniew & Associates executive director Kristen J. Stogniew, who has more than 20 years of experience in regulatory and consumer compliance issues. The addition of the Stogniew team will benefit both firms, as well as their financial institution clients. The merger further increases the two firms’ expertise and reputation for excellence in providing internal audit, loan review, and compliance consulting services to financial institutions.

Local Realtors Attend Florida’s Largest Real Estate Event of the Year More than 50 members of the

Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR) attended Florida Realtors 94th Annual Convention & Trade Expo held Aug. 25-29, 2010, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. ECAR has 30plus Realtor members serving on state committees. Four members serve as vice chairs for 2010 and will become committee chairs in 2011. Eleven directors also serve on the Florida Realtors Board of Directors.

Kiwanis of Niceville Valparaiso Helps Children in Crisis The Kiwanis Club of Niceville - Valparaiso recently presented Children in Crisis, Inc., (CIC) a donation to help feed, clothe, and care for the children living at the CIC Children’s Neighborhood. In this photo, the Kiwanis Board presents a check to CIC. Pictured (left to right) are Howard Hill, Sharon Conley, CIC executive director Ken Hair, Jim Lindsay, Matt Avery, Bobbi Van Dyke, and Jim Howard.

UWF Researchers Receive Grant to Research Oil Spill University of West Florida (UWF) researchers have been awarded grants totaling $748,913 for four projects researching the widespread impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico. The grants were awarded in September by the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) at the University of See BRIEFS on page 7 NETWORK NOVEMBER 2010


BRIEFS Continued from page 6 South Florida in Tampa. Professor Wade Jeffrey, Associate Professor Will Patterson, and Dr. Richard Snyder, director of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation Biology, will lead or subcontract on four projects selected from more than 230 submitted for funding from the FIO.

She announced the university’s enrollment increased 5 percent to 11,700 students for the 201011 academic year and marked the kick-off of the “More Than You Think, Think UWF” campaign, which reflects that UWF is much more than just the “college in your backyard.”

UWF Board of Trustees Ratifies Agreement, Offers President Contract

A.J.’s Supports Destin History and Fishing Museum Fundraiser

The University of West Florida Board of Trustees met at its Emerald Coast Campus Friday. The trustees ratified the United Faculty of Florida bargaining agreement with the UWF Faculty, which provides a 1.7 percent salary increase to base salary for in-unit faculty. The trustees also voted to authorize negotiation of a long-term contract with President Bense, extending through June 30, 2015.

A.J.’s Seafood & Oyster Bar supported the Destin History and Fishing Museum’s paid parking fundraiser for the Destin Seafood Festival. The museum provided parking for Destin Seafood Festival visitors for a donation of $5 per car. Alan Laird of A.J.’s Seafood and Oyster Bar donated the use of his lot in support of the museum. Each car parked received a coupon for one free admission to the museum and a $5 coupon redeemable at A.J.’s.

The University of West Florida (UWF) is poised to take control of its future, despite steep cuts in funding support from the State of Florida, according to President Judith Bense in a State of the University address given to more than 200 faculty, staff, and students at the UWF Commons Auditorium on Sept. 30.

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Emerald Coast Hospice Donates More Than 1,800 Pounds of Food Emerald Coast Hospice, a non-profit hospice organization, blanketed the Fort Walton Beach and Destin communities collecting food for Sharing and Caring, Inc., as part of its Annual Food Drive. More than 1,825 pounds of food was collected and donated.

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Shelter House Receives Grant to Combat Domestic Violence

The Cultural Arts Association of Walton County was selected by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, to be one of 100 communities that will participate in the inaugural Local Arts Index. These local arts agencies will be part of an 18-month research initiative that serves as a complement to the National Arts Index. The findings from the Local Arts Index will be reported in fall 2011.

Shelter House has been chosen to receive a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation, as part of the organization’s annual $3 million national domestic violence grant program. Shelter House is one of 150 domestic violence organizations participating in the program.

Cultural Arts Association Announces Nine-2-Ten Fashion Destin Winners The Cultural Arts Association of Walton County hosted NINE-2-TEN Fashion For Arts on Sept. 2, on the Green at Redfish Village in Blue Mountain Beach. The event presented an opportunity for local boutiques, up-and-coming designers, and design students to showcase their lines in a high-energy and eclectic fashion show featuring the hottest looks of the season. Three upand-coming designers, including Anna Moultrie, Jeremy Pinne, and Cayce Collins, were awarded scholarship money to continue to pursue their passion and talents through education in the field of fashion design.

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Hard Rock Cafe Supports the LIVESTRONG Foundation Hard Rock Café ambassadors supported the LIVESTRONG

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Hard Rock Cafe Employees of the Month September Hard Rock Café announced its September Employees of the Month. Back of House Rocker is Jamie Jacobs and Front of House Rocker is Jaeh Peck.

Local Golfers Give More Than $6,500 to Shelter House The heat didn’t keep a group of Regatta Bay residents from doing a good deed. Instead on Sunday, Sept. 18, they hosted the annual Regatta Bay Shelter House Golf Tournament and generously donated all proceeds to Shelter House, a domestic violence center.

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Twin Cities Hospital Auxiliary installed its 2010-2011 officers Thursday at its monthly board meeting. Congratulations to Carolyn Van Pelt, president; Mary Lou Catron, 2nd vice president; Bobbie Humphrey, 1st vice president; Pat Willoz, treasurer; Bonnie McKinney, corresponding secretary; Regina Joyce, recording secretary; and Wanda Stapleton, assistant treasurer.

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Foundation by participating in its recent 5k Beach Run/Walk. The LIVESTRONG Foundation helps cancer patients and cancer survivors deal with the pain and stress of living with cancer. All profits from the race went directly to the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

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Acentria Congratulates Award Winner, Welcomes New Employees Acentria benefits producer Natalie Kirkwood was named the Destin Rotary Club Rookie of the Year. She was presented Natalie Kirkwood this honor at the Destin Rotary Club Annual Inauguration Ceremony. This award is given to a new Rotary member that goes above and beyond in fulfilling the rotary’s motto: ‘Service Above Self.’ Acentria announced the addition of Libby Martin and Cheryl Baker to its team of local insurance professionals. Martin

is the vice president of branch operations and personal lines. She has 30 years of experience Libby Martin with retail agencies, wholesale brokerage companies, and company underwriting and has been a licensed insurance agent more than 25 years. Martin is a member of the National AsCheryl Baker sociation of Insurance Women and the North Gulf Coast Chapter of CAI.

Baker is the public relations associate for Acentria. In her new position, she will manage various aspects of the company’s communication and marketing efforts. She has more than 10 years of experience in marketing and public relations. Currently active in the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of Leadership Okaloosa, Baker gives much of her free time back to her community by chairing various committees for the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties, and the American Heart Association.

CIC Wins Three Public Relations Awards Children in Crisis (CIC) executive director Ken Hair recently received three awards, on behalf of CIC, at the South-

ern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) annual conference. An Award of Excellence was presented for a DVD created by the agency describing its services, and Awards of Merit were presented for CIC’s entries for the Change for Children program and the planning and hosting of a Donor Reception Party.

Dutton Receives Achievement Award Jean Dutton is shown with an Achievement Award she recently received from the Florida

Commission on the Status of Women. She was one of eight Florida women receiving an Achievement Award, which recognizes women for their work in improving the lives of women and families in their communities. Other Okaloosa Country recipients were Marijo Strauss and Katherine Stone. The awards were presented in a ceremony held in Tampa.

Small Business Workshops The following workshops will be offered by the University of West Florida’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) during November 2010. For more information, please call the Fort Walton Beach SBDC at (850) 833-9400.

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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 speaker is Kristin Soto. The fee is $35. To reserve your seat, please call the SBDC at 8339400.

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Independent Living Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Exceptional Experiences Every DaySM 1001 Mar Walt Dr. Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 www.brookdaleliving.com

Nov. 4 UWF Campus Bldg. 1, Room 126 Fort Walton Beach 2 – 5 p.m. Year End Tax Planning – To reserve your seat for this free event on tax planning, please call the SBDC at 833-9400.

Nov. 16 922 Mar Walt Dr. Ste. 203 Fort Walton Beach 6 – 7:30 p.m. Creative Financing for Small Business – Roundtable - Overview of the SBA Guaranteed Loan Program and loan types with Speaker Tom Hermanson. The fee is $20. To reserve your seat, please call the SBDC at 8339400. Nov. 18 UWF Campus Bldg. 1, Room 126 Fort Walton Beach 3 – 5 p.m.

Exceptional Experiences Every Day is a Service Mark of Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Nashville, TN, USA. ®Reg. U.S, Patent and TM Office 18090-RES01-0410

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Okaloosa County Partners Sign Resolution Encouraging Residents to Vote NO on Amendment 4

The Okaloosa County Vote NO on Amendment 4 Steering Committee recently passed and signed a resolution asking residents to vote NO on Amendment 4 on the Nov. 2 ballot. Committee members included the following: (seated, left to right) Philipe Miceli, 2010 Chairman of the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce; Dino Sinopoli, 2010 President of the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce; (standing, left to right) Brian Walsh, 2009 Chairman of the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce; Tricia Brunson, President/

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CEO of the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce; Shane Moody, President/ CEO of the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce; Alan Baggett, Executive VP of the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties; June Weeks, Chairman of the BIA Government Affairs Committee; Ted Corcoran, President/CEO of the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce; Kay Rasmussen, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County; and Cal Zethmayr, Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs.

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4 Seasons Nails & Spa (850) 654-4100 Khai Nguyen

Charter Boat Elizabeth-Ann (850) 837-6732 Bobby Walter

Edgewater Beach Condominiums (850) 837-1550 Suzanne Harris

654 Limo (850) 654-5466 Audrius Drevinskas

Chef On The Go (850) 729-3377 Mary Churillo

Edward Jones (850) 650-2616 Stephanie Duffield

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

comF5 (850) 685-4051 Mary Ann Myers

American Cancer Society (850) 244-3813 Mary Tinsley

Companion Animal Hospital of Destin (850) 269-2270 Catherine Rowan-Collier DVM

APAC-Southeast, Inc. (850) 651-1821 Tunstall B. Perry

Complete Cleaning Solutions LLC (850) 865-0582 Gabriele Heffron

Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union (850) 267-2163 Karen McCarthy

Conerly, Bowman & Dykes, LLP (850) 837-5118 J. Bruce Bowman

Emerald Lady Jewelry (850) 424-3823 Priscilla Davis Enterprise Rent A Car (850) 654-5991 Robert James Four Seasons Air Conditioning (850) 243-2655 Sammy Shelton Gulf Coast Electric (850) 837-8474 Jeff Linn

Bake My Day (850) 269-0763 Heidi McAnulla

Cultural Arts Association of Walton County (850) 622-5970 Lee Greene

H&S Title and Escrow, Inc. (850) 650-6621 Mike Hoover

Barefoot By The Sea Vacations (850) 543-9239 Jeanne LeMoine

Daher Contracting (850) 863-3993 Estephan M. Daher

Hampton Inn & Suites (850) 837-7889 Mary Garner

Bay Club Of Sandestin (850) 837-8866 Tina Leger, CAM

Dale E. Peterson Realty, Inc. (850) 654-4747 Dale Peterson

Harmony Beach Vacations (850) 650-0551 John Toombs

Beach Community Bank (850) 650-9041 Rachael Doan

Destin Gulfgate (850) 837-3556 Philip Lofe

Jenny Craig (850) 654-5366 Glen and Jean Wiggins

Beachbabes Cleaning Service, L.L.C. (850) 225-3500 Priscilla K. Smiley

Destin Harvest (850) 650-8109 Michael Walsh

Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q (850) 424-5895 John Dupuis

Beacon Resort Management (850) 244-5200 Mr. Charles Corsentino

Destin Locksmithing, Inc. (850) 654-9910 Nicholas Reimer

Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast (850) 654-2900 Jeff Adamson

Bistro Bijoux (850) 622-0760 Robert Bulgarella

Destin Premier Carpet Cleaning (850) 650-1860 David Rounsaville

Boathouse Oyster Bar (850) 837-3645 Kelly Pfirrman

Douglass Chiropractic, Inc. (850) 650-6789 Dr. Timothy Douglass

Breitenfeld Development Services, LLC (850) 598-1197 Jim Breitenfeld

Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals (850) 267-2121 Rebecca Brassuer

Buffalo Rock Company, Inc. (850) 471-4147 Tim Shuman

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Early Learning Coalition of Okaloosa and Walton Counties (850) 833-3627 Gloria Mayo

Matthews & Hawkins, P.A. (850) 837-3662 Stephen R. Sametz Nationwide Tents ‘N’ Events (850) 515-2750 Trey Pippin

Northwestern Mutual The Vaughn Financial Group (850) 244-8613 Thomas R. Vaughn Poppy’s Seafood Factory (850) 351-1996 A.J. Tusa Precious Ones Nanny Care (Bonded, Insured, Degreed & Certified) (850) 376-7704 Emily Carvallo Rhodes Auto Repair (850) 837-2368 Scott Rhodes Shake’s Frozen Custard (850) 269-1111 Dee Chernicky Shalimar Yacht Basin (850) 651-0510 Steve Peterson Sinfonia Gulf Coast (850) 269-7229 Demetrius Fuller South Walton Utility Co., Inc. (850) 837-2988 Mary Locke Southern Association Management (850) 269-9936 Jeff Cresse The Swamp (850) 796-1300 David Williams Twin Cities Transmission & General Repair (850) 729-6629 Brandy Pirc Vision Bank (850) 269-1709 Leslie Welsch Waldorff Insurance & Bonding, Inc. (850) 581-4925 Sherry Frazier

New Leaf Marketing (866) 835-5922 Greg Kernion

WaterColor Inn & Resort (850) 534-5000 Jennifer Williams

Northwest Florida Symphony Guild (NFSG) Jerry Sullivan

White-Wilson Medical Center (850) 863-8100 Andi Mahoney

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Thank you to our Seafood Festival Committee! • Chairman: Karen McCarthy, Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union

• Parking Chair: Jim Wood, Destin City Council, Sandestin Lions Club

• Admissions/Tokens/Volunteer Chair: Eric Navarre, Trustmark National Bank

• Security Chair: Terry Watkins

• Bank Chair: Peggy Threadgill, FNBT.com Bank

• Set Up/Clean Up/Breakdown Chair: Carey Trotter, Trotter’s General Contractors, Inc.

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• Bank Co-Chair: Veronica Hughes, FNBT.com Bank • Beer Booth Chair: Wes Fontaine, Rels Title • Beer Booth Co-Chair: Vicki Stokes, Roebuck Auctions • Beer Booth Co-Chair: Terri Duplantis, GulfSouth Private Bank • Pepsi Booth Chair: Bonnie Manthey, Prime Lending

• Signs Chair: Levin Bracken, Conerly, Bowman & Dykes, LLP • Site Chair: Gary Balinksy, Spence Brothers Construction, Inc. • Site Co-Chair: Kerry McNulty, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.

• Food Vendor Chair: Ted Roberts

• Sponsor Tent Chair: Steve Cann, Emerald Coast Wealth Advisors of Raymond James & Associates

• Food Vendor Chair: John Olivarez Fisherman’s Wharf

• Sponsor Tent Chair: Kelly Sandro

• Golf Tournament Chair: Bill Lindsley, Simple HR

• Kids’ Area Chair: Jack Jernigan, Emerald Coast Entertainment DBA Rock Climb

• Money Taker Chair: Micah Edwards, O’Sullivan Creel, LLP

• Wine Booth Chair: Cheryl Baker, Acentria, Inc.

“Turn off the water while you shave and save up to 300 gallons a month.” A message from:

David Barton DWU Board Member

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Celebrating Ambassador Successes Congratulations to our top Ambassadors for Sept. 2010: 40 points – Larry Phillips, Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast 40 points – Paul Woolman, Copy Systems Business Center, Inc. 35 points – Steve Cann, Emerald Coast Wealth Advisors of Raymond James & Associates 35 points – Carey Trotter, Trotter’s General Contractors, Inc. The following Ambassador welcomed these new members into the Chamber during September 2010: Paul Woolman, Copy Systems Business Center, Inc. New Members: • Jamaican Me Clean LLC/RL • Parties Unlimited

Thank you to our Seafood Festival Sponsors! • Presenting Sponsor - Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. • Site Sponsors City of Destin Destin Fishing Fleet, Inc. Dewey Destin Seafood Restaurant Fisherman’s Wharf • Accommodations Sponsor - ResortQuest • Saturday Host - Goldring Gulf Distributing - Miller Lite • Premier Charter Sponsors 1055 The Wolf 99 Rock Coast 93.3 Cox Communicationa The Destin Log Destin.com Ecco Motors & Street Legal Carts Florida Lottery Mix 103.1 (WMXZ) The New Highway 98 Country News Talk 1260AM Northwest Florida Daily News The Party Station Fly 92.1 (WFFY)

Sterling Resorts and Realty The Wave (WWAV) The Walton Sun Z96 • Cobia Catch Sponsors Complete Signs Payne Chiropractic Wellness Center • Pompano Partner Sponsors Eglin Federal Credit Union Emerald Coast Wealth Advisors of Raymond James & Associates • Pepsi Booth Sponsor - Tetra Tech, Inc. • Associate Angler Sponsors Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union Chartwell Hospitality Community Bank, Destin Copy Systems Business Center, Inc. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Murphy’s Home Services, Inc. Pleat & Perry, P.A. Simple HR; Walton Area Chamber of Commerce • First Mate Sponsor - Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill

Thank you to our VIP Tent Sponsors! • The Back Porch • Beef ‘O’Brady’s • The Boathouse Oyster Bar • Chick-fil-A • Fisherman’s Wharf • Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill • Hooters • Jersey Mike’s PAGE 14

• Louisiana Lagniappe • Papa John’s • Pompano Joe’s • Publix Super Markets, Inc. • Southern Restaurant Group • Tropical Smoothie Café • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. www.DestinChamber.com

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November Calendar of Events November 1 -2 Sinfonia’s Bravo! Holiday Floral Show Featuring Kirby Holt Location: Silver Sands Factory Stores Sinfonia’s bravo! will put you in the spirit of the season with a holiday floral show, featuring American Institute of Floral Designers inductee and award-winning florist Kirby Holt. Doors open at 5 p.m. on Nov. 1, and 9 a.m. on Nov. 2. The event will be held in the far west end of Silver Sands Factory Stores between the Nike and Coach stores. November 2 Sandestin Lions Club Jack Straub Annual Charity Golf Tournament Location: Sharks Tooth Golf Club The cost of the tournament is $125. For more details on playing, sponsoring, or providing silent auction/raffle prizes, please contact Jim Wood at (850) 2690196/502-9468 or armyguyindestin@ embarqmail.com.

November 3 Florida: Then and Now Free Lecture Series Location: Tyler Recital Hall at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Time: 12:30 p.m. Dr. Dirk Dunbar, a NWF State College Philosophy Professor, will give his presentation, “Renewing the Balance.” It offers snapshots of cross-cultural expressions of nature’s polarities in three chronological paradigms. Dunbar will also address his remarks to the context of the 2010 oil spill.

November 4 – 6 Junior League of the Emerald Coast Mistletoe Market Location: Emerald Coast Conference Center This three-day shopping extravaganza will feature merchants from around the country selling unique gifts and quality merchandise. This event enables local residents and visitors to shop, while supporting the community projects of the Junior League, a non-profit organization of women dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. November 4: Preview Party (Ticketed Event) 7 – 10 p.m.; November 5 – 6: General Admission 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. NETWORK NOVEMBER 2010

November 5 DC Kids Artful Play Location: Destin Commons Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Kids are invited to join Destin Commons and Abrakadoodle for a free morning of creative fun! Including giveaways, art activities, and more! November 5 – February 14 Baytowne on Ice Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. For $10 guests can skate for an hour and a half. The first hour of each day is reserved for “kids skate” for youths 12 and under. November 6 Local Broadway Star Ashley Brown in Concert Location: WSRE Amos Performance Studio, Pensacola Time: 2:30 p.m. and 7p.m. Concert will feature songs from her debut album Speak Low and other songs from the Great American Songbook and will be taped in high definition to air on WSRE at a future date. Special advance ticket packages that include concert tickets, an autographed CD of her debut album, and meet and greet opportunities are available now through WSRE from $100 -$150. Individual tickets are $20 and $25 and can be purchased online at wsre.org/Ashley Brown and by phone at (850) 484-1241. November 6 12th Annual Pin Fish Classic Location: pier/dock behind AJ’s Restaurant Time: 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. This City of Destin event is free to all youth under the age of 14. The first 50 participants receive a T-Shirt. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the pier. The Tournament will start at 8:45 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m. November 6 Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting Location: 7 p.m. Ring in the holiday season with Destin Commons and Bass Pro Shops as Santa arrives by boat down Main Street and magically lights the 50’ Christmas Tree! Enjoy the holiday parade, carolers, children’s activities, giveaways, and much more! Followed by FREE photos with Santa at Bass Pro Shops.

November 8 – 10 Sacred Heart Hospital Holiday Extravaganza Location: Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild Gift Shop sale of holiday decorations, Christmas ornaments, Nativity sets, angels, inspirations, classic costume jewelry, willow tree items, and much, much more. Receive 10% off. November 11 – 12 Diary of Anne Frank Location: Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center Time: Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov.12 at 10 a.m. Relive the remarkable life of Anne Frank as she shares her hopes, dreams, and observations on family, love, and life. The courage of this young Dutch Jewish girl, forced into hiding during the Nazi occupation of her homeland, will come alive for audiences of all ages in this national touring production based on the famous diary that has kept Anne’s words and spirit alive for generations. November 12 – April 30 Sinfonia ArtStrings Location: Grand Boulevard in Sandestin Free and open to the public, ArtStrings will present 24 hand-painted violins by some of the most accomplished artists in our region. The internationally renowned marine artist Wyland is among the painters donating their work to support “Sinfonia’s Fifth.” Additionally, art students from area schools will display their painted violins throughout the exhibit’s run. November 21 Silver Sands Sixth Annual Evening of Giving Location: Silver Sands Factory Stores Time: 3 – 8 p.m. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, while helping local charities and organizations raise money. Tickets may be purchased at Silver Sands Shopper Services for $5 with all proceeds going to participating charities and non-profit organizations. The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. at the Courtyard in front of Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH with the first lighting of the Center’s tree. Ticket holders receive exclusive discounts listed on the back of the ticket, as well as enjoying live entertainment, in-store fundraising events, refreshments, a chance to win a $500 shopping spree, and much more. For a complete list of sales and events, visit www.silversandsoutlet.com or call (850) 654-9771.

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November 21 – January 1 Silver Sands Holiday Lights In Concert Location: Silver Sands Factory Stores Time: 5 – 9 p.m. Silver Sands Holiday Lights in Concert is a stunning Christmas production of over 70,000 red, white, and green lights choreographed to your favorite holiday songs. Holiday Lights in Concert takes place at the 40-foot tree located in the Courtyard at Saks 5th Avenue OFF 5th. This fun and festive attraction will run each evening throughout the holiday season and is free and open to the public. Visit www.silversandsoutlet.com for more information or call (850) 6549771.

November 26 Silver Sands Midnight Madness Location: Silver Sands Factory Stores Time: 12 a.m. – 9 p.m. Power shop on the busiest shopping day of the year at the nation’s largest designer outlet center as Silver Sands opens at midnight on the day after Thanksgiving. Register to win hourly $1,000 shopping sprees (must be present to win). Shop early at your favorite designer names for incredible designer deals, blockbuster sales, and promotions, as well as giveaways and incentives from Silver Sands. There’s plenty of parking for shoppers and buses. For a complete list of sales, visit www.silversandsoutlet.com or call (850) 654-9771.

November 26 – 27 The Village of Baytowne Wharf Holiday Celebration Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf Friday begins with a lighted, golf cart Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Welcome Santa as he lights the Village Christmas Tree. Enjoy the choreographed light show, 12 Nights of Lights, and watch as fireworks light up the sky over the lagoon. Make a lantern, with Abrakadoodle, for the Lantern Parade, as you enjoy a choir singing holiday favorites! Hop on Santa’s lap and tell him your Christmas wish! The fun continues Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. for a day of inflatable fun. Race thru the obstacle course or jump around in the bounce house. End the evening with the family movie night presentation of Miracle on 34th Street at 7 p.m. PAGE 15


On Thursday, Sept. 30, more than 70 golfers putted their way through 18 holes of miniature golf at the Golf Garden, with beer sampling stations set up all along the way. PUTToberfest was the first event planned and hosted by the Destin Area Sports Commission. Jackie and Dave of the Blackbirds provided acoustical music, and the Destin Rotary Club served bratwurst with all the trimmings. The event winner was Stephan Mihacevich of Pelican Real Estate, who won a 2-night stay from ResortQuest. Second place for the men was Shaun Eubanks of Community Bank. First place for the women was

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Marti McGee and second place was Kim Eubanks. Each received a $25 gift certificate to the Golf Garden. PUTToberfest also included an additional putting contest, won by Peter Burke, and a longest drive contest, won by Brandon Bell of ResortQuest. Each received a gift certificate to the Golf Garden. Event sponsors included the Blackbirds; Buffalo Rock Company, Inc.; Community South Bank; Ecco Motors & Street Legal Carts; Matthews & Hawkins, P.A.; Pleat & Perry, P.A.; Publix Super Markets; and ResortQuest. Thank you also to Pleat & Perry, P.A., for contributing a door prize.

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Perplexia Master Pyramid Minimum Order: 72

Wenger Zippered Padfolio and Pen Set Price includes Minimum Order: 24 1 location deboss imprint. Set Up Charge $70.00 $23.97 1 color 1 location imprint also available. Cook-Safe Cutting Board Set Minimum Order: 36 $17.83

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Water Filtration BPA Free Sport Bottle

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Pedova Large Bound Journalbook and Pen Set Minimum Order: 36 $13.33 Price includes 1 location deboss imprint. Set Up Charge $70.00

High Sierra 22" Switch Blade Duffel Minimum Order: 24 $29.98 Price includes 1 color 1 location imprint. Set Up Charge $55.00

November 2010 Network Newsletter  

News, events, and photos from the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce