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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR 11 From Courtney Calhoun A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN 12 From Dave Trepanier BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS 16 The Latest Updates from Businesses in Bay County

AIR & SEA 18 News from Tyndall Air Force Base & Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division FEATURES 13 Calendar of Events 24 Waffle Queen Cafe 31 Sequence Gym 33 The Ketogenic Diet

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IRONMAN Florida Children's Chiropractic Care Restore Your Pelvic Floor Pet Health Workout Anytime Hearing Loss Health + Wellness Membership Directory

SEE & BE SEEN 62 June Business After Hours 63 July Friday at the Beach 64 July Business After Hours COMMITTEES 66 HYPE 67 IdeaCamp 69 Ambassadors

AROUND TOWN 70 CareerSource Gulf Coast, Kim Bodine 70 FSU Panama City, Dr. Randy Hanna 71 Gulf Coast State College, Dr. John Holdnak 72 Bay District Schools, Bill Husfelt 73 City of Panama City Beach, Mayor Mike Thomas 73 County Commissioners, Philip “Griff” Griffitts 74 Bay EDA, Becca Hardin 75 Florida Film Commissioner, Julie Gordon 75 Visit Panama City Beach, Dan Rowe MEMBERSHIP 77 Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings 79 A Message from Your Chamber Rep 80 New & Renewing Members


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2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE BOARD DAVE TREPANIER

Chairman | Firefly / PCB Entertainment

RYAN DAVIS

Past Chairman | Capital City Bank

KAREN SMITH

Incoming Chairman | Beachy Beach Real Estate

MATT GRIFFITTS

Secretary | Sugar Sands Insurance

JEFF DIBENEDICTIS

Treasurer | Summit Bank

BOARD OF DIRECTORS HOPE ABBOTT

RE/MAX on the Gulf

PAUL BUSUTTIL

Buster ’s Beer & Bait

JEAN CAPPS

Sheraton Bay Point Resort

SHAY CATRETT

BAYSOLUTIONS

MARVIN COLLEY

Beach TV

CATHERINE COLLINS

Resort Collection

MICHAEL DENTON

Pier Park/Simon Malls

BRAD GRIFFIN

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center

RICK KOEHNEMANN

Koehnemann Construction

WILL LARK

Shipwreck Island Waterpark

LEE ANN LEONARD

Royal American Beach Getaways

JOSHUA ROGERS

Gulf Power Company

PAUL SCHREINER

Texas Roadhouse

APRIL WILKES

The St. Joe Company

HONORARY BOARD RAMON DUVALL

Beachside Fellowship

DR. RANDY HANNA

Florida State University Panama City

BECCA HARDIN

Bay Economic Development Alliance

DR. JOHN HOLDNAK

Gulf Coast State College

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NWFL Beaches International Airport

DAN ROWE

Visit Panama City Beach

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Naval Support Activity Panama City

MAYOR MIKE THOMAS

City of Panama City Beach

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Do you ever wish you were one of those people that woke up early every morning, drank a green smoothie, and hit the gym all before your workday started? I sure wish I was, but I enjoy making excuses so I can sleep in a little longer! Why do we do that? We make excuses every day, and tell ourselves that we will start tomorrow. These excuses become our reality and before we know it, we have gained a few extra pounds, and have become very unhappy with ourselves. But, we have to remember that we are in control of our health and wellness, and only you can change it if you are unhappy. This might be scary because we have gotten comfortable in the routine of easy meals, or can’t seem to find our tennis shoes and go for a run. Get out of your comfort zone, and make a change for yourself! You’ll be happy you did! We also need to consider our mental health because it is just as important as our physical health. Believe it or not, our mental and physical health go hand in hand, and if one is off it is likely that the other will be off as well. Think about it, if you are overweight and lose your breath walking to your car, you are more likely to end up on your couch after work feeling sorry for yourself. This is when we need to realize that a change must be made, and we can better our health at any age. I believe that consistency is key and I know that people become frustrated when they do not see quick results. However, it is important that we stick to the process because quick results might not always be the healthy option. I bet you are wondering where to start? Our Beach Chamber has many health & wellness members that can help you get on the right track! Whether that is getting a new gym membership or finding a meal plan that works for you, our members are here to help. We also live in a beautiful area, and a sunset walk on the beach can totally count as your workout! All it takes is baby steps and consistency to change your life and make health and wellness a priority, and I hope you find something in this issue that inspires you to do just that! For me, I will be setting a goal to hit the gym before work, and become the person I have always wanted to be! Who wants to join?!

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN |

DAVE TREPANIER

I hope everyone had a wonderful

my doctor regularly, and every couple years my wife and I go to the

was a record breaking year for most!

great, but I just want another set of eyes and an opinion on my body

summer! From what I’ve heard, it Now we get into my favorite time of the year, the fall. The Gulf stays warm, yet the air temp cools down

just a little bit. Most importantly, it’s football season!

Growing up

in Southern California and being a USC fan, I never realized until I moved here how absolutely insane

y’all southerners are about your

college football! Football down here is one of the great traditions

that I’ve grown to love about living in the south. Game day food is also the best! You can get away with eating anything on game day

Mayo Clinic and get an executive physical. Not that my doctor isn’t

and lifestyle. I always feel better when I leave knowing I’m not all that bad off, yet there are always things I need to work on. And if there is something wrong with me, I’ll have the best doctors in the world

to get me better. Regardless, if you can’t make it to the Mayo Clinic,

please ask your doctor to do an executive physical. We have great doctors here, and medical technology has never been better! So do yourself and your family a favor and get it done!

If you have any questions about executive physicals either here or at the Mayo Clinic, feel free to ask me. Otherwise, I hope you all have a great fall and I wish all of your teams nothing but second best!

without anyone judging you! But with those briskets, wings, burgers

Fight on! Go Trojans!

your butt in the gym!

Thank you,

and maybe a few adult beverages comes a price. You need to get

Since this is the health and wellness issue, I’m going to preach to you a little bit. I’m in the worst possible business for staying fit and

eating right. I eat too much and I drink too much. It’s part of my job, or so I keep telling myself that! While we all wish we had better self-control, I know right now I don’t, and I love what I do. So for

me I’ve done a few things. I go to the gym five days a week. I see

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS •

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS 3

Monday

Labor Day

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Saturday

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb | 8 am | Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort

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Tuesday

TDC Meeting | 9 am | Beach City Hall

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Thursday

City Council Meeting | 6 pm | Beach City Hall

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Friday

Friday at the Beach | 7:30–9:00 am | Gulf Coast State College ATC Building

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Everyday

Panama Jack Paddleboard Classic | 7:30 am | Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort

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Everyday

Lobster Festival & Tournament | Schooners Last Local Beach Club

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Thursday

Business After Hours | 5–7 pm | Dick’s Last Resort

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Wednesday

IdeaCamp | 5:30–7:30 pm | Bonefish Grill

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Friday

9th Annual Golf Classic | 11 am | Hombre Golf Club Gulf Coast Bluegrass & Folk Music Festival

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS |

OCTOBER 2018

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OCTOBER EVENTS 5-7

Everyday

Pirates of the High Seas Festival | Pier Park

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Tuesday

TDC Meeting | 9 am | Beach City Hall

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Thursday

City Council Meeting | 6 pm | Beach City Hall

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Everyday

Oktoberfest | Aaron Bessant Park

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Tuesday

Beach Care Service's 4th Annual Dinner at the Beach | 5pm | Spinnaker

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Thursday

Business After Hours | 5–7 pm | Los Antojitos

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Saturday

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk | 8 am | Aaron Bessant Park

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Everyday

18th Annual Thunder Beach Autumn Rally

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Thursday

City Council Meeting | 9 am | Beach City Hall

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Tuesday

IdeaCamp | 5:30–7:30 pm | Texas Roadhouse

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Wednesday

Halloween

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Royal American Beach Getaways, a Panama City Beach-based rental management company representing more than 200 condominiums, is winning more guest and condo owner smiles with stellar service and guaranteed rental revenue. In 2017, over 72 percent of Royal American guests surveyed found the company’s service to be exceptional or above average. Several of those guests shared specific praise, like Lisa Nash of Cedartown, Georgia, who extolled her getaway’s value: “Cannot say enough about this condo, the facilities or the management company. Contributing to that guest satisfaction is the company’s commitment to deliver more than just a room. Exclusive perks like free drinks, attraction vouchers, and welcome gifts await arriving guests. Company leadership is also winning accolades. Earlier this year, the Florida Vacation Rental Management Association (FVRMA) honored General Manager Lee Ann Leonard with "The 40 Over & Under Award." FVRMA Executive Director Dennis Hanks presented trophies to the 40 winners, aged over and under 40, at the organization's annual conference. The association created the awards to recognize a select group of industry supporters and partners for their contributions to the vacation rental industry. Hanks credited these industry champions with helping the association make Florida the number one state for US vacation rentals.

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HEALTHY FOOD PREP & DELIVERY SERVICE

Michelle understands the barriers faced to have a healthy lifestyle. A lack of healthy options available (vs unhealthy), high amount of processed foods, a great deal of misinformation available to the public about how their diet should be, high cost of specialty foods/ fad diets and weight loss programs, along with limited time for busy individuals and families to prepare meals are REAL challenges faced every day! Michelle is here to break down the barriers with you by developing a weekly menu of delicious fresh, wholesome REAL meals in the appropriate portions needed for your body. There is no reason to sacrifice quality, taste or freshness for convenience and health! Real Meals Delivered will ensure you are treated to superior meal prep in Panama City. Whether you’re seeking convenience, weight loss, or optimal nutrition, we’ll make nourishing your body with real food a reality. Real Meals Delivered is Panama City’s Dietitian owned and operated healthy food prep and delivery service, offering weeklong meals for the most discerning eaters. Now families can spend more time together instead of dealing with the time and hassle of meal planning, shopping and preparing. Find more information about Real Meals Delivered by visiting realmealsdelivered.com, or by emailing Michelle at realmealsdelivered@gmail.com.


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The Junior League of Panama City is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLPC is comprised of more than 350 Bay County women dedicated to making our community a better place to live. Through community impact placements effecting the lives of families and children in our area, JLPC members dedicate more than 5,000 volunteer hours each year.

“We believe that men and women suffering from hair loss deserve a much more desirable, “minimally invasive,” option than the traditional strip method,” said nurse educator Monica Rennspies. “Our patients appreciate having the procedure done locally without the additional stress of taking time off from work or incurring travel expenses.” For those patients looking for a non-surgical solution to help restore their hair, we also offer platelet-rich plasma injections, also known as PRP. Treatment with PRP is a quick procedure, using concentrated plasma from your own body to stimulate hair growth. These platelets contain your healing growth factors, which work together with your stem cells to reverse the thinning and shrinkage of the hair follicle and jumpstart dormant hair back into the growth phase. For more information visit transplantandrestore.com or call our nurse educator, Monica Rennspies at 850-867-0881 to schedule your complementary hair consult.

Junior League of Panama City Community Impact Placements include: - Child Service Center - Diaper Bank - Elderly Outreach - State and Local Public Affairs Committees - Kids in the Kitchen - Multicultural Education Committee - Girls on the Run - Excellence in Education JLPC is a not for profit community group that is funded through the generosity of our great community. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Junior League of Panama City's Holly Fair (held November 15-18 at Edgewater Beach Resort). The women of JLPC are grateful for the community support and invite you to join us as we embark on another great year of community impact and volunteerism. For more information on how you can support JLPC or become a member, please visit JLPanamaCity.org or call 850-785-7870.

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NEWS FROM TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE AND NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER PANAMA CITY DIVISION

SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON PARTICIPATES IN ACTIVE-SHOOTER TRAINING By Airman 1st Class Delaney Gonzales, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

T

he 325th Security Forces Squadron participated in an activeshooter exercise July 31, 2018 at Tyndall Elementary School.

“We have a great partnership with Tyndall Elementary School,” said Senior Master Sgt. Raymond Craig, 325th SFS operations superintendent. “We have worked with them in the past to provide a robust presence at the school. But, this is the first opportunity we have been able to use [simulated ammunition] and use school grounds for active-shooter training.”

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CAPTION: U.S. Air Force senior leadership and exercise evaluators observe as Tech. Sgt. Eric Lawrence, 325th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, tactically approaches a doorway during an active -shooter training exercise at Tyndall Elementary School outside of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, July 31, 2018. The exercise allowed Team Tyndall defenders to approach simulated real-world scenarios in a new environment. Tyndall defenders perform a plethora of duties to include: law enforcement, installation security, pass and registration, military working dog, anti -terrorism, resource protection and installation security services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)


Senior leadership from the 325th Fighter Wing to include Col. Jefferson Hawkins, 325th FW vice commander, Maj. Joshua Frizzell, 325th SFS commander, and other notable leaders attended the exercise to observe Security Forces personnel in action. The exercise was the first of its kind at Tyndall Elementary School. Airmen responded to various active-shooter scenarios in a building with an unknown layout. “It is important to use different buildings that we are not familiar with because it helps hone the mental capability of our defenders to be able to react and respond appropriately during uncertain situations and unknown environments,” Craig noted. Security forces personnel scoured the hallways of Tyndall Elementary to seek out potential threats. The training allowed 325th SFS Airmen to practice real-world scenarios; thus,

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(850) 800-7298 rankkrstmedia.com “It’s a perishable skill,” said John Trachte, 325th SFS training section instructor. “If you don’t use it, you lose it. They are getting better and more comfortable with their weapon every time they do a run through [of the training scenarios].” Each scenario requires a different tactic in order to apprehend the opposing force. “The purpose of training them on active-shooter scenarios is for them to be ready to respond with the appropriate measure of force regardless of the situation at hand,” Craig said. “Whether it’s a minor infraction where we just have to talk to somebody to find a resolution or if it is a situation where we have to match lethal force with lethal force.” The training demonstrated the high-caliber skill sets of Tyndall Security Forces personnel. “The immediate response, the marksmanship and the poise of our Airmen gives me great confidence in their ability to react to like-situations if it were to happen in the real world,” Craig said.

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NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER PANAMA CITY DIVISION

NAVY TEAM

DRIVE SUPPLIES BACK TO SCHOOL

By Susan H. Lawson

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mployees

to

and we came up with the backpacks

Warfare Center Panama City

provide backpacks, pencils, crayons,

and supplies,” said Paula Oliver,

Division’s (NSWC PCD) Test and

and more to less-fortunate school

division administrative assistant at

Evaluation

children.

NSWC PCD.

collect and provide backpacks and

“It all started with the call for supplies

For the past four years, the division

school supplies for children in need

from the school system. We decided

has collected items for disadvantaged

within Bay District Schools.

we would give back to the community

students with this year being the

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most successful so far. Last year, the team donated roughly 12 backpacks to Beach Elementary. The goal for this year was 28 backpacks, however, the goal was surpassed considerably with a total of 44. The four elementary schools (Beach, Breakfast Point, Patronis, and West Bay) will each receive 10 backpacks and supplies. The group worked rapidly to collect and distribute the supplies to meet the beginning of the school year deadline. They are extremely proud of the accomplishment and look forward to helping children again next year. “We constantly do these types of charitable contributions and the hope is that next year this will expand,” said Nicole Waters, engineer at NSWC PCD. The division believes in giving back to the public by ensuring students have the necessary resources. NSWC PCD Scientist Dr. Ben Schlorholtz said, “We are very fortunate to have good jobs working for the Navy and we want to contribute to the community.” Through the efforts of the collection team, the needs of many children will be met with the donations.

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“When you bring the items to the schools it is so good to see how appreciative they are,” said Oliver.

CAPTION (Left): PANAMA CITY, Florida - Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Test and Evaluation Prototype Fabrication employees pose for a photo with Rebecca Christopher (left), vice principal at Breakfast Point Academy. School administrators stated they were thankful to receive the items because they had not received donations for the school year. Pictured from left to right: Nicole Waters, Dr. Ben Schlorholtz, and Paula Oliver. Pictured from left to right: Rebecca Christopher, Paula Oliver, Halie Cameron, and Nicole Waters. U.S. Navy photo by Susan H. Lawson

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INDUSTRY UPDATE

GULF COAST REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

NEW MRI TECHNOLOGY WITH SIGNATM ARTIST WIDE

The introduction of CinemaVision will now assist patients that are

SCANNER

unable to tolerate an MRI exam due to claustrophobia – it can help

The Imaging Department at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center

reduce anxiety. CinemaVision is an audio and video system which

is excited to unveil the latest upgrade in MRI technology with the

allows children to watch movies in a 3-D virtual world during the

SIGNA™ Artist wide bore scanner. The scanner’s expansive 70cm

scan.

wide bore design helps ease patient anxieties and concerns. The

boredom that can lead to fidgeting which can increase scan time

newly adaptable wider table design sits lower to the ground to

and/or degradation of image quality. Gulf Coast Regional expects

enable better patient positioning. Lightweight and adaptable coils

the introduction of CinemaVision to have significant impact for

are built into the table with the patient’s comfort in mind to elevate

improved image quality as well as the enhancement of the patient

the patient experience.

experience. Delivering a compassionate satisfying patient experience

Additional features such as Quiet Scan,

metal suppression, and cardiac imaging were added to support the

The entertainment focal point helps reduce anxiety and

is a priority for the GCRMC Imaging Department.

growing demand in Bay County for the highest quality imaging that is technologically available.

MYCARE SMARTBOARDS Three hospitals in HCA’s North Florida Division, including Gulf Coast

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Regional Medical Center in Panama City, have been designated “Hospitals of the Future.” Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center and other hospitals in the division are equipped with integrated MyCare boards, electronic dashboards that pull from patient records and display information pertaining to diet, tests and caregivers. The MyCare boards have been installed in in-patient rooms and in ER intake rooms. “The boards connect directly to the charting system allowing nurses to begin their shifts without having to manually scribe patient information,” Griffin said.

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The board displays names of the three hospital employees who last visited the room, including the time. When a hospital employee wearing an interactive Smart Badge stops by a room, his or her name and title are displayed on the MyCare board. The new technologies fall directly in line with the mission of the company: ‘Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.’” IMOBILE iMobile is a clinical communication platform driven by smartphone technology. It provides for secure texting and Wi-Fi calling and displays information including nurse assignments, patient demographics and the results of lab tests. Advanced Nurse Call employs iMobile wireless integration to route and speed up patient calls, which are received by the nurse assigned to a patient versus being routed through an intermediary central nursing station. An InSites Locate App, also designed for use on iMobile devices, displays the location of tagged pieces of equipment including wheelchairs and IV pumps so that they can be swiftly found by the caregivers needing them. Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center is now using iMobile, a smartphone platform that allows nurses, doctors and other clinicians to connect and share patient information securely, efficiently and immediately. The iMobile application gives caregivers the ability to send secured text messages, initiate phone calls, view a list of contacts and send broadcasts to the patient care team. Since this team is the patient’s most valuable resource while in the hospital, secure coordination using a smartphone loaded with the iMobile application is expected to improve the quality of patient care.

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A (WAFFLE) QUEEN WAS BORN FITNESS, NUTRITION, AND A F I E R C E L O V E O F WA F F L E S

by Sarah K. Yohn, Founder of Waffle Queen Cafe

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I

did not grow up being an athlete. Outside of one season of track in high school, there was nothing. In

that season, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t compete in races and was basically, terrible. I think it was a mix of the fear of failure and my perceived lack of ability that really held me back; college definitely followed the same trend. But getting older, I knew I needed to stay fit and active. This occasionally led me to find fitness classes that were interesting to me. I basically spent my time as a "cardio bunny." I had the common fear that lifting weights would make me big, bulky, and "manly." I really enjoyed the group fitness aspect but it was ALWAYS group fitness classes; I never would branch out. There is nothing wrong with group classes but there was something wrong with me never expanding my fitness repertoire. Knowing what I know now, nothing grows in the comfort zone. Over the years I never really saw my body change into what I visualized it being and because of that, I never stuck with anything for a long period of time. After losing my mother in 2011, and then my father in 2013 both to cancer, I knew I wanted to do something to help people. So I wanted to find holistic ways to cure cancer and disease. I debated back and forth to go into nursing but just didn't feel the passion or drive to follow through and commit.

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HEALTH + WELLNESS | WAFFLE

I

QUEEN CAFE

t was in 2014 when my passion for a healthy life truly began. I was working out at a studio that provided group fitness, of course! It was here that

IN 2016 AS I SHARED MY

I was exposed to the world of bodybuilding and competing

COMPETITION JOURNEY TO

by a fellow instructor, mentor and friend. I was inspired and

THE STAGE, I WOULD SHARE

made the decision to compete in a NPC (National Physique Committee) bodybuilding competition. I always have had a fear of being in front of a crowd and speaking; the thought

M Y WA F F L E C R E A T I O N S WEEKLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA .

terrified me. I even dropped out of college because I didn't

E V E RY W E D N E S D AY,

want to take the communications course! So yeah, it was bad.

# WA F F L E W E D N E S D AY , I

I figured if I could stand up in front of a crowd, wearing the

W O U L D P O S T A N E W WA F F L E

smallest amount of clothing possible, I could do anything! I began training, learning more about nutrition, and discovered

CREATION. EVENTUALLY MY FOLL OWERS ON INSTAGRAM

what hard work could really do for me physically and mentally.

D U B B E D M E T H E “ WA F F L E

My love for fitness and nutrition has continued to grow more

QUEEN” AND EVER SINCE THE

and more fiercely ever since.

NAME JUST STUCK!

I enjoyed the process so much that I began taking courses through the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) to pursue my Certified Personal Trainer certification, so I could grow individually and educate others. Once I obtained my CPT, I craved even more knowledge and development; this

Owner of Waffle Queen Cafe, Sarah K. Yohn

led me to obtain my FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist) and PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist) certifications. I have competed in several bikini competitions and have placed, as well as 1st, but it wasn't an easy road and took not placing well. From my life experiences, I truly understand all the different levels of fitness. From having no clue, to being where I am now; I know that I can help people and impact their lives for the better. Through my passion for fitness and nutrition and fierce love of waffles; the Waffle Queen was born. In 2016 as I shared my competition journey to the stage, I would share my waffle creations weekly on social media. Every Wednesday, #WaffleWednesday, I would post a new waffle creation. Eventually my followers on Instagram dubbed me the “Waffle Queen” and ever since the name just stuck!

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M

y waffles were low

Fitness Junky reached out to me in hopes

To BYOW (Build Your Own Waffle) Waffle

calorie

was

of bringing the Waffle Queen to their new

Queen Cafe customers start by picking a

perfect for me during

gym. They could see my passion for food

protein. One of several flavored protein

and fitness. My answer… “heck yeah!”

powders I have to offer (all gluten-free)

which

prep as I had to decrease calories to get into competition shape. BUT I would

that are mixed with water and one egg

continue to have waffles daily. These

My husband and I opened Waffle Queen

for the base. The

waffles weren’t just your typical waffle.

Cafe on February 14, 2018, inside Fitness

from one carb to seven carbs for just the

They are PROTEIN waffles. This is how

Junky, so others could fall in love with my

waffle itself depending on the flavor you

they remain so low calorie. I use protein

protein waffles too. #FallInLovewithWaffles

get. The menu’s seven protein powder

powder and a whole egg. And because

BYOW waffles range

flavors range from Chocolate Cupcake

they were so low calorie, I had the room to

On the wall by the coffee bar, built by

Frosting to Peanut Butter and Cookies and

add fun toppings or anything I happened

my husband, Bo, a Navy veteran in the

Cream. The waffle that started it all is the

to be craving, without any guilt! This

Reserves, are family photos with my

best-selling Snickerdoodle, a one-carb

would go on through my entire prep.

mother, along with her waffle maker. We

waffle made with Snickerdoodle PEScience

#BodyByWaffles. This was something I

always grew up baking together. She just

protein powder (one of two brands I use).

would look forward to each day. When

loved to host parties. She wanted to open

The Snickerdoodle waffle, also my all-

attaining a goal and a challenging one

up a bakery one day when she retired. This

time fave, that I used all through my prep,

at that, you need something that most

is a tribute to her, something she never

packs 24 grams of protein and 5 grams of

importantly you can adhere to. I still

got to do.

fat (from the egg) without any fillings or

was able to reach my fitness goals while

toppings.

enjoying the foods I loved. Fast forward

Let me tell you a little bit more about the

to December of 2017; Marla and Chad of

Waffle Queen Cafe! So how does it work?

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After deciding on the protein, Step 2


HEALTH + WELLNESS | WAFFLE

THROUGH FITNESS AND NUTRITION I REALIZED, MAYBE I COULD HELP PEOPLE AT THE FOUNDATIONAL LEVEL AND PREVENT THEM FROM EVER GETTING TO A POINT OF DISEASE, SICKNESS, OR JUST NOT LOVING THEMSELVES. I KNEW I COULD DO THIS BY WORKING WITH THEM TO CREATE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, WHICH ULTIMATELY ENHANCES ONE'S QUALITY OF LIFE! T H I S I S M Y PA S S I O N . T H I S I S M Y W H Y.

QUEEN CAFE

food. I am grateful to have this platform to try and educate about the importance of food as fuel. In addition to waffles, the menu includes, BYOPS “Build Your Own Protein Shake” with protein powder mixed with almond milk, starting at $5, $5.50 if you choose a VEGAN protein powder, with .50 cents for each addition. Lastly, I also offer SKY Meals, my meal prep service. Further information can all be found and pre-ordered online (along with waffles) at skyfitnessnutrition.com. Through fitness and nutrition I realized; maybe I could help people at the foundational level and prevent them from ever getting to a point of disease, sickness, or just not loving themselves. I knew I could do this by working with them to create a healthy lifestyle, which ultimately enhances one's quality of life! This is my passion. This is my WHY. My purpose is to help individuals find their WHY. I honestly believe that if you live a life you are passionate about, the SKY’s the limit to what you can do!

(optional) is to pick from a choice of 9 fillings, from agave syrup to

We've all heard the term "sky's the limit", but what does that mean…

chocolate chips, pecans and unsweetened coconut.

well that term is my philosophy. My goal is to help each and everyone,

Finally, Step 3, pick from my large selection of toppings, if desired.

themselves. Be it through, nutrition, fitness, life coaching, motivation,

With the waffle being so low-calorie to begin with you don’t have to feel guilty adding on some delicious toppings! Waffles start at $6 and include sugar-free pancake syrup and little cool whip.

that I can, come in contact with becoming the best versions of or inspiration. I strive to give the tools necessary to anyone looking to reach their fitness and health goals in order to improve quality of life. The SKY's the limit. Your SKY. Your limit.

Additional fillings and toppings are .50 cents each. NOW each week I also create a new “WOW”, Waffle of the Week. This allows me to continue to be creative. Each week I alternate between a sweet and savory creation. I try to create a waffle that has a balance of carbs, fat and protein better known as the “macros”. Macros is short for macronutrients. All food contains either one or more of these in everything we eat. So rather than counting “Calories” I count “macros”. This again is what I utilized during my competition prep journey and still do to this day. I also don’t like to look at food as good or bad. Food is fuel. A

Waffle Queen Cafe is located at 7924 Front Beach Road inside Fitness Junky in the Beach Shopping Center by the Hathaway Bridge and is open to the public. Business hours are Monday through Thursday from 9am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm, Friday from 9am to 3pm, and Saturday from 9am to 12pm. For details or to preorder, visit facebook. com/wafflequeencafe and/or skyfitnessnutrition.com/wafflequeen. To reach Sarah, you can email sarahyohn@me.com or call 602-332-8589. You can follow Waffle Queen Cafe on Facebook and Instagram @ wafflequeencafe, and you can also follow Sarah's fitness journey and road to stage @skyfitnessnutrition.

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HEALTH + WELLNESS | SEQUENCE

FITNESS

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neither does the extended family of staff.

reaching your goals in no time. Once

on August 1, 2014 and it has been a

The Sequence Fitness family has many

you've met the family, the next step is

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great personal trainers led by Ashley

to slide into one of our unique classes

as well as our members. Sequence Fitness

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called Pulse. Pulse offers an intense HIIT

is a small community that is here for the

well as one on one training sessions to suit

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their fitness goals and encourage them to

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live a happy and healthy lifestyle. We are

Miko and Tracy. Miko Brickey is a former

where you are with your current fitness

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care, and either hit those weights or dance

fabulous Millie Tizol. She has been at

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keto THE

BY DR. MYRA REED, PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

DIET

The ketogenic diet has caught a lot of attention recently for several reasons. It started out as a therapeutic diet for children with seizures almost 100 years ago. In the 1970’s, Dr. Atkin’s popularized it as a way to jump start weight loss. Anyone with neurological diseases like autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s Disease would also greatly benefit as well.

SO WHAT IS A KETOGENIC DIET?

food or drinks which makes up over 50% of our Standard

Normally our bodies use glucose (sugar) for quick fuel

American Diet today leading to many chronic diseases.

from carbohydrates. This stimulates insulin release to push the glucose into the cells for energy use. The problem is now that our Standard American Diet (SAD) is very high in carbs like sugar and bread, we are getting too many carbs and this excess is being stored as fat. When one cuts out the excess carbs, fat will be used for energy in the form of ketones, creating weight loss, improved blood sugar, less

IS THE KETOGENIC DIET SAFE? It can be for the right person as mentioned above. It can be a longer term diet for neurological issues but for most people, it is a good intermittent diet to get to certain goals like weight loss, blood sugar control, improve energy, improved cholesterol. Once they get to an acceptable goal,

inflammation, and improved mental capacity.

they should gradually turn to a more balanced diet of whole

The ketogenic diet is 80% “good” fats, 15% protein, and

organic vegetables and some fruit like berries. Eat from a

5% good carbs. The fats and proteins are meats, fish, eggs, cheese, avocados, nuts, seeds, medium chain triglycerides, butter or Ghee, olive oil, some coconut oil along with low starch fibrous veggies. One would avoid simple carbohydrates like bread, pasta, potatoes, and sugar in

food, plant based diet that balances mostly non GMO rainbow of color every day, some whole grains, grass fed beef or wild game, hormone free poultry, and wild caught fish. Many people benefit greatly avoiding gluten (wheat) and dairy if they have gut issues or inflammation in the body. Good alternatives to dairy are nut, rice, or coconut

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The Keto Diet

milks. They even have yogurt and ice cream that are non-

EAT THIS, NOT THAT

dairy. WHAT ABOUT COMBINING IT WITH INTERMITTENT FASTING?

FAT S

Intermittent fasting (IF) has also been a buzz recently as well. Dr. Bredesen has shown that Alzheimer’s can be reversed by identifying the causes of Alzheimer’s disease. Part of the treatment plan is a ketogenic diet combined with intermittent fasting, this combo is being implemented much more often. Intermittent fasting uses a cleaner fuel for the brain and body. Certain genetics will do much better if intermittent fasting is part of their lifestyle along with exercise, proper sleep, and stress reduction. Intermittent fasting means going

• •

12-16 hours between dinner and the next day meal. Also, not

The bottom line is that we need to change what we are putting in and on our bodies. If we are what we eat, the Standard American Diet is making our country sick. eating 3 hours before bed and especially not eating late in the night. Studies have shown great benefit with this type of diet for longevity, improved mental health and other chronic diseases that are leading our country this day. It even helps

Not that: • Refined fats and oils like sunflower, canola, soybean, grapeseed and corn oils • Trans fats, such as margarine and other spreads

P R OT E I N S

Eat this: • Meat and offal (tongue, liver, heart) from grass-fed or pasture-raised animals • Wild-caught and sustainably harvested seafood • Free-range organic eggs Not that: • Factory-farmed animal products and seafoods • Processed sausages and hot dogs

our gut bacteria improve along with eating more organic foods that supply probiotics and prebiotics that are essential for nutrient, vitamin, and hormone production. The bottom line is that we need to change what we are putting in and on our bodies. If we are what we eat, the Standard American Diet is making our country sick. There are too many processed foods with additives and preservatives. The foods that we are eating are not making us healthy. We need to get back to eating less carbs and food from more natural, balanced sources. The gut is the window to the rest

Eat This: Saturated fats including coconut oil, ghee, grass-fed butter, duck fat, tallow and lard Monounsaturated fats like olive, avocado, macadamia and almond oils Polyunsaturated omega 3s such as wild-caught salmon, sardines and sustainably harvested seafood Medium-chain triglycerides, fatty acids that are easily absorbed and used for energy

V E G E TA B L E S

• • • • • •

Eat this: Dark leafy greens, like Swiss chard, spinach, kale and lettuce Lower-carb veggies, like cucumber, celery, asparagus, squash and zucchini Cruciferous veggies, like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussel sprouts Nightshades, like eggplant, tomatoes and peppers Root vegetables, like onion, garlic and radishes Sea veggies, like nori and kombu

of our body. What we put in it, affects not only our gut but the rest of our body and our life.

Not that: • Starchy, high-carb vegetables, like potatoes, corn, peas, yucca, parsnips, beans, yams and legumes

DAIRY

Eat this: • Full-fat dairy products, such as yogurt, cottage cheese, cream, sour cream, goat cheese and other cheeses (Note: Dairy should be eaten sparingly but when you do eat it, stick with full-fat, as it’s more filling and nutritious.) Not that: • Milk (not cheese) – contains a lot of lactose, a form of sugar, which makes it high in carbohydrates

NUTS & SEEDS

Eat this: • Macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, flax seeds and sunflower seeds (sparingly) Not that: • Cashews, pistachios and chestnuts are on the higher end for carbs in nuts and should be avoided

FRUITS

Eat this: • Avocados • Berries

Not that: • Fruits, dried or otherwise

DRINKS

Drink this: • Water, sparkling water, seltzer, black coffee, unsweetened herbal teas, unsweetened nut milks, wine, light beer and liquor • Caffeine is fine for most people • Lower-carb alcohol in moderation Not that: • Soft drinks, fruit juices, sweet wines, craft beers and flavored liquor • Diet or “zero” soft drinks because the citric acid and aspartame found in them may derail your trip to ketosis

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IRONMAN

FLORIDA

HOW A FLORIDA FINISH LINE BECAME ONE OF THE L O N G E S T- R U N N I N G E N D U R A N C E E V E N T S I N T H E W O R L D . BY J E N N I F E R WA R D

THIS NOVEMBER, PANAMA CITY BEACH AND IRONMAN WILL CELEBRATE A VERY SPECIAL MILESTONE: THIS YEAR MARKS THE 20TH YEAR OF IRONMAN FLORIDA, THE 2.4-MILE SWIM, 112-MILE BIKE, AND 26.2-MILE RUN EVENT THAT HAS DESCENDED UPON THE TOWN EVERY NOVEMBER SINCE 1999. The anniversary highlights what has been

IRONMAN Lake Placid and it sold out in

one of the most successful event/host city

five days."

pairings in the history of IRONMAN, an

were all over it right away," Fraser recalls. In November 1999, just a few months after

endurance race born in Hawaii that has

Fraser and Lew Friedland, then president

the last athletes crossed the finish line at

grown into one of the most popular mass

of the World Triathlon Corporation (which

its older sibling race in upstate New York,

participation sporting events in the world.

operated

thought

triathletes from all over the world were

Only the fourth event of its kind to join the

perhaps they should try another race: "We

treated to an exhilarating ocean swim, a

North American IRONMAN circuit (after

were looking at the map of the U.S. and

flat and fast bike course (that continues

Hawaii, Canada, and Lake Placid) early

said, well, we're already in the north east,

to draw rookies and record-seekers alike),

IRONMAN organizers took a chance on

let's go down to the south." Panama City

and marathon course that winds through

the picturesque Florida beach townâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and

already hosted the Gulf Coast triathlon,

seaside

found immediate success.

but Fraser says it was really an issue of

boasts boisterous spectators. Throw in

IRONMAN

events)

residential

communities

and

timing: "We needed an event quickly, and

comfortable fall temperatures, a family-

"We had no idea if there was any demand

we didn't want to start with a completely

friendly venue, and affordable travel and

for [IRONMAN]," says Graham Fraser,

new venue, infrastructure, and staff."

accommodation, and Fraser and Friedland

one of the key people responsible for

had another instant success on their

the expansion of IRONMAN triathlon

Fraser and Friedland traveled to Panama

through the 1990s. "Then we announced

City Beach to meet the organizers. "They

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hands.


"It's really a destination race," says Ben Rausa, who has served as the

of the athletes and the community is a big part of why events last a

IRONMAN Florida race director since 2008 and has seen the race

long time—athletes want to come back and they're embraced and

grow from an initial 1,000 athletes to selling out more than 3,000

they feel special."

spots every year—sometimes in as little as minutes. (There are still community, or charitable slots available for this year.)

Rausa, who has been at every IRONMAN Florida since 1999 either as a volunteer or staff capacity, says the key to the success and

"IRONMAN picked a quiet, quaint place. The race comes at the right

evolution of the event over the years is commitment. "The people

time of season, is great for the community, and relatively inexpensive

doing them are committed," he says. "There's an efficiency with their

to come to."

life all around. To be able to do something like this and manage life—I think they're way smarter these days. They've learned not to

Rausa says that in terms of athlete expectations for the race, it's

bite off more than they can chew. IRONMAN should be something

"flatter than they'd like and cooler than they'd think." The swim starts

everybody can do."

in the upper 30s, but by the time the run starts, temperatures in the 80s aren't uncommon. The biggest "hill" is the West Bay Bridge at 161

The event provides more than just its share of warm fuzzies, however,

feet—"it's pretty comical," Rausa adds.

but a real, tangible economic impact. To celebrate the 20th year of IRONMAN Florida, the IRONMAN Foundation, the charitable arm of

Attending Lake Placid's own 20th anniversary this year, Fraser

IRONMAN, will award more than $108,000 in grant funding, which

reflected on the upcoming Florida anniversary: "What I liked about

includes $50,000 in special community grants. To date, the IRONMAN

Panama City was that we owned the town in November—we were

Foundation has awarded over $770,000 in charitable giveback to

the only ones there," he says. "It was an IRONMAN that everyone

more than 200 local community organizations. Moreover, every year,

wanted to do. Not everyone wants to climb mountains."

Panama City Beach sees an estimated $4-7 million in funds generated from non-Florida competitors and visitors as a result of the race.

"It was the most fun IRONMAN we ever put on," he adds. "The bond

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HEALTHY KIDS,

NATURALLY CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR YOUR CHILDREN

BY DR. TYLER GREGORY, BEACHTOWN CHIROPRACTIC CO.

arents today have a greater ability to make an informed

P

problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions

decision than ever before. For this reason, more and more

and chronic infections.

their health, but for their children's health as well. In 2009, there

Rather than turning to medication or antibiotics, many parents want

were 65 million pediatric visits to the chiropractor, and that number

to get to the underlying issues that are causing discomfort or health

has grown rapidly over the past decade.

problems for their child. Chiropractors are uniquely equipped to

parents are turning to chiropractic as the first choice, not only in

locate and correct these areas of stress within the spine by utilizing There are several reasons parents seek chiropractic care for their

a specific adjustment.

child, with the most common being issues stemming from the birthing process that were never addressed or corrected. Even the

Like most things, a pediatric adjustment is much different than that

most natural birth can be stressful on the newborn, but the forces

of an adult. To correct a subluxation within your infant's spine, a

during delivery are greatly magnified by long labor times, the

chiropractor will hold a very specific contact using about the same

use of forceps, vacuum extraction, and cesarean deliveries. These

amount of pressure you would use to check the ripeness of a tomato.

forces applied to the newborn's head and neck can easily cause a subluxation, which is a misalignment and fixation of one or more

This adjustment relieves stress to the spine and nervous system,

of the spinal segments. Not only does this misalignment lead to

allowing for improved flow of communication between the brain and

abnormal motion and movement, but it also causes imbalances in

body. This improved communication results in improved regulation

the musculature of the upper cervical spine and surrounding tissues.

of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune systems. Therefore, a properly functioning nervous system

These imbalances caused by the subluxation create stress within the

is crucial to your infant's development.

nervous system and can leave your infant in a highly sympathetic state (fight or flight). For a newborn, this can mean colic, breathing

As your infant grows, they will begin learning to hold their head

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WHILE MUCH OF HEALTHCARE TAKES A REACTIVE APPROACH, OUR APPROACH IS MUCH DIFFERENT. RATHER THAN WAITING FOR A SYMPTOM TO SHOW UP AND THEN TRYING TO TREAT THAT SYMPTOM, WE FOCUS ON HOW THE BODY IS FUNCTIONING. OUR GOAL AND OBJECTIVE IS MAKING SURE THAT YOUR CHILDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NERVOUS SYSTEM IS FREE FROM STRESS AND INTERFERENCE SO THAT THEY CAN FUNCTION AT THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

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CHIROPRACTIC

up, sit, crawl, walk, and interact. These are all activities that can be affected by spinal alignment and are important times to be checked by a chiropractor.

Once your child begins to run, climb, and fall, small yet significant traumas (micro-traumas) can occur. These micro-traumas add up over time, creating subluxations and dysfunction within the spine. This is a period of rapid growth and development for your child, making it important not to neglect these injuries, as they can lead to more serious health issues down the road.

Having your child regularly checked by a chiropractor can identify and correct these problems early in life. Parents report a wide range of benefits with regular chiropractic care. Some parents bring their kids in with symptoms and report things like improved allergies and asthma, improved ear infections, and better performance in school. Other parents just want to make sure their kids are functioning at their best from the very beginning.

While much of healthcare takes a reactive approach, our approach is much different. Rather than waiting for a symptom to show up and then trying to treat that symptom, we focus on how the body is functioning. Our goal and objective is making sure that your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nervous system is free from stress and

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Restore Your Floor . . .YO U R P E LV I C F LO O R , THAT IS

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BY D R. TONI PENNINGTON, MD, FACOG, EMERALD COAST OB/GYN

So, what is your pelvic floor, and where exactly

But, when that problem does arise, for some women, it can almost be debilitating. These muscles are so important and so critical to our daily functioning; it’s almost unthinkable that we aren’t taught to take better care of them from the beginning!

is it, anyway? First, don’t panic if you don’t

The pelvic floor consists of muscles and connective tissue that

know where your pelvic floor is (or if you’ve

stretch across the lower part of your pelvis. It basically forms a

never heard of it for that matter). You are not alone. Despite the importance of these unsung heroes, your pelvic floor muscles are often

hammock-like structure that provides support for the bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum. Working along with the deep muscles of your abdomen and back, they are also a part of the body’s core muscles, and are responsible for maintaining posture. The pelvic

neglected and forgotten... until a problem

floor muscles are an especially important part of maintaining

arises.

continence, allowing us control over urination, bowel movements, and passing gas.

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Weakness in the pelvic floor can lead to problems in any of these areas, but what causes the pelvic floor to become weak in the first place? Typical reasons for weakness include pregnancy, our genetics, menopause, and high impact exercises, like running. Other reasons for pelvic floor weakness include: • Lack of exercise of the pelvic floor muscles and stretching out of the weakened tissue • Recurrent straining during bowel movements • Being overweight • Chronic cough • Diseases like diabetes that affect the nerves • Heavy lifting or heavy exercise Pelvic floor exercises can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and help lessen the bothersome symptoms. Kegel exercises specifically target the muscles in this area, and can help to lessen some types of accidents.

• • • • •

Weakening of the pelvic floor can cause prolapse of the uterus or vaginal tissues. If prolapse is causing symptoms, this can be treated with a pessary, a device that is inserted to provide support. A pessary is an especially good option for women who do not want or are unable to have surgery. Surgery is considered usually after pelvic floor exercises and pessary have failed or pessary is not desired. Surgery for prolapse is also usually reserved for women who do not want to have any more children. A trending and more popular option among our patients, however, is Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (PMFT). PMFT is a painless, non-surgical option for retraining your pelvic floor muscles that control bladder, bowel, and sexual function. Up to 75-90% of patients treated obtain significant improvement or cure with this therapy. It is currently indicated for multiple common conditions related to weakening of the pelvic floor, including urinary incontinence, overactive bladder/urinary frequency, urgency, chronic pelvic pain, fecal incontinence, and chronic constipation. Speak to your provider or OB/ GYN to see if you are a candidate or if you would like to be evaluated for this therapy or any pelvic floor disorders.

BOARD CERTIFIED, AMERICAN BOARD OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY Dr. Pennington joined our practice in August of 2008. She attended the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for her undergraduate training and completed medical school at The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College. Her Ob/ Gyn residency was done at the University of Florida Health Science Center / Shands, Jacksonville. She has received multiple awards for teaching and research. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. All Ask the Doctor articles are provided by the Emerald Coast Medical Association. WWW.PCBEACH.ORG

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PET HEALTH QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD BE ASKING FOR YOUR PET'S SAKE

B Y M AT T L E B L E U D V M , ANIMAL CARE CENTER

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Photo courtesy of Hannah Lim via Unsplash


T

oday in America it is estimated that there are over 150 million cats and dogs living in our

household as pets. This does not include other animals and the huge epidemic we currently have with stray/feral animals around the country. The practice of veterinary medicine has grown exponentially in the last 30 years and animals today are often as much a part of the family as their human counterparts. Pets play an important role in companionship as well as for emotional support. The pet industry in and of itself including veterinary medicine is a multi-billion-dollar industry and there are a lot of companies getting their share of the economic gains. Pet food, veterinary

"

OWNING A PET SHOULDN’T BE ANY DIFFERENT THAN HAVING KIDS. WHEN YOU TAKE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY TO CARE FOR A LIFE THEN YOU SHOULD SEE THAT RESPONSIBILITY THROUGH TO THE END OR GIVE YOUR BEST EFFORT IN FINDING SOMEONE WHO WILL. SO THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS AHEAD OF TIME AND MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE IS SET UP TO TAKE ON A NEW PET IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE BEST QUALITY OF LIFE POSSIBLE.

pharmaceuticals, pet insurance, and veterinary medicine have all seen major changes over the years especially with the addition of internet

travel, grooming expense (if needed), and the numerous

services and large corporate investment. So

unexpected costs which can occur when owning a pet such

let’s talk about how these changes can affect

as emergency care should your pet become ill. Another thing

you as a pet owner or someone looking to get

that should be considered is if you have kids, plan on having

a pet.

kids, or have other animals. How will this new addition fit into your current life and what is the plan if things don’t

First off, I think one of the things that should

mesh well. Owning a pet shouldn’t be any different than

be understood before we talk about choosing

having kids. When you take on the responsibility to care for

a veterinarian or whether or not pet insurance

a life then you should see that responsibility through to the

is right for you, is can you handle the

end or give your best effort in finding someone who will.

responsibility of owning a pet. I think a lot of

So think about these things ahead of time and make sure

the time we have an overwhelming impulse

everything in your life is set up to take on a new pet in order

when we see puppies and kittens to ignore

to provide the best quality of life possible.

rationality and sense and end up with new pets when maybe it’s the not the best time in

What should you look for in a new vet and what are some

our lives to do so. Bringing a pet into your

things that may be red flags as to why you should look

household is not without responsibility and

elsewhere? This decision should be handled much the same

expense. There are many things that should

way that one might handle a search for their own physician,

be considered before you make this decision

dentist, or pediatrician for their kids. First off decide what

including housing, daily care, what are the rules

level of care you want for your pet. As was mentioned earlier,

where you live (apartment, condo, HOA), dog,

we owe it to our pets to provide them with the quality

food, pet supplies, veterinary care, heartworm

care they deserve. With that said, I think you should find

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CARE CENTER

t is easy to take recommendations

media posts and those usually involve emotion

our patients. Second, Veterinary

from other people, but not everyone

and money. First, in this world animals get sick

medicine is a business; I know that

is going to have the same interactions

and they can die. As is such in the world of

it is hard for people to digest but

with people as you might. Be careful of reviews

medicine, sometimes no matter what we do

it takes money to provide quality

and social media. Many times the information

the outcome is not good. I personally have

care. So, if you have financial

you find here is one sided and not factual. Due

never met a veterinarian who intentionally

constraints and are in a situation

to doctor/patient confidentiality, we are not

brought harm on a patient or did not want

where you need veterinary care, do

allowed to respond to these reviews with our

the most favorable outcome. I won’t say they

not assume that you are entitled

side. There are 2 things I have found that can

don’t exist, but I have never met one and I’d

to free care. We get called money

lead people to writing hurtful reviews or social

like to think we are all out to do good for

hungry, cold hearted, and several names I can’t write on here, but I can assure you not many of us got into this profession for the chance to be millionaires. We would love to work for free and save everyone, but we too have bills to pay and most newer vets likely have a pile of student loans as well. So

you’ve

gotten

recommendations

some

and

you've

read some reviews, then the next recommendation would be visiting multiple clinics with or without your pet. This can be a good way to get a feel for the clinic and its staff. Try to call ahead and see if you can meet the doctor(s). See

"

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THIS MAY SEEM UNNECESSARY TO SOME CLIENTS AND EVEN SOME VETS, BUT UNTIL OUR PETS START TALKING, IT’S THE BEST WAY TO UNCOVER DISEASE. ANIMALS BY NATURE CAN HIDE ILLNESS AND APPEAR NORMAL. SOMETIMES IT’S NOT UNTIL THAT DISEASE IS ADVANCED THAT WE SEE CLINICAL SIGNS.

if you have a good rapport with the staff and doctors. Is the facility clean, does it appear they take pride in the clinics appearance? The

business

of

veterinary

medicine can be dirty, do they try and keep a clean, fresh smelling facility? they

Ask about the services

provide

(surgery,

digital

radiology, dental care including dental x-ray, ultrasound, in-house lab equipment, etc), do they offer wellness plans and preventative

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care that can be customized to your pet’s needs. Do they offer emergency care or overnight monitoring and if not, do they have a good standing relationship with a clinic that does and can offer that to you if needed. Do they advocate good client education and do you actually get to see the doctor during routine wellness visits. Vaccines while important have become so ingrained as the only reason pet owners need to go to the vet, that people often don’t understand the importance of physical exams, fecal analysis, routine bloodwork, etc. The physical exam and histories are how we help give your pet a voice and determine if there are underlying issues that need to be addressed. A thorough exam from head to tail should be performed on your pet at least once a year and I prefer twice yearly especially in our senior pets. We always recommend annual bloodwork and urinalysis as they can also be extremely helpful in assessing your pets’ health. This means more than just a heartworm test. These panels usually include a chemistry panel, CBC, electrolytes, and thyroid screen. This may seem unnecessary to some clients and even some vets, but until our pets start talking, it’s the best way to uncover disease. Animals by nature can hide illness and appear normal. Sometimes it’s not until that disease is advanced that we see clinical signs. Also your vet should be assessing your animals’ oral health. This is extremely important as its safe to say that not many people brush their pets’ teeth daily so animals are very prone to dental disease. Dental disease can ultimately lead to issues in the rest of the body so make sure your vet is providing good oral care. Today’s veterinary medicine is evolving quickly as people demand more of their animals heath care. This has created a new surge of specialty medicine over the last 20 years that has really elevated the care our animals can receive. Make sure your vet has a working relationship with a specialist should your pet ever need it. We rely on specialists in the human medical field and our pets are no different. With technology we are even able to send x-rays, ultrasounds, ECG’s to cardiologist and radiologist for interpretation and speak with internists and oncologists about bloodwork and treatment recommendations. When choosing a veterinarian or providing veterinary care for your pet everyone has to adhere to their budget and this may have influence on your choice of veterinarian. This is an area I get

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TODAY’S VETERINARY MEDICINE IS EVOLVING QUICKLY AS PEOPLE DEMAND MORE OF THEIR ANIMALS HEATH CARE. THIS HAS CREATED A NEW SURGE OF SPECIALTY MEDICINE OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS THAT HAS REALLY ELEVATED THE CARE OUR ANIMALS CAN RECEIVE. MAKE SURE YOUR VET HAS A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH A SPECIALIST SHOULD YOUR PET EVER NEED IT.

questions about a lot. My answer is no veterinary clinic is the same, but I would not base my choice purely on cost of services. Each clinic is its own business and therefor has its own overhead costs and budgets. Every doctor has their own vision of how they will elect to practice medicine. Some practices run on a high volume low cost model, others on a lower volume higher cost model, and then there are those in between. What many people do not understand about veterinary medicine is that Veterinarians go through 4 years of medical school just as an M.D. does. Veterinarians can do internships, residencies, fellowships, and become specialists in all fields. Despite veterinarians having

I hope some of this advice and information can help you with making the best decision of whether to become a pet owner and choosing a veterinary hospital. Ultimately we all just want to see our furry friends get the best care possible and I hope some of this info will help you understand the veterinarian’s point of view a little.

very similar educations obviously we are still years behind what’s available in the human medical field. Not by choice but mostly due the enormous gap in the financial aspects of veterinary and

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tens of thousands of dollars less than what a human facility would charge us. We have an Ultrasound machine that cost $45K, and x-ray machine that cost $80k, bloodwork machines that cost $2530K. It’s not cheap to practice quality medicine and you have to recoup those costs. Paying doctors, receptionists, veterinary nurses, practice managers their salaries plus benefits all adds up. The more staff you employee to increase efficiency the more costs you have. Providing 24 hour/emergency care increases utility costs and also labor costs and sometimes we see no emergencies.

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BUSINESS

1. Renae Cooper, Tim Ramsden, Emily Rose 2. Jacob & Melissa Gelardos 3. Robin Striblin, Anne Ramsey 4. Angelia Phillips, Denise Fitchben, Nicole Steinman 5. Arthur Hooks, Karla Hall 6. Kim Boyer

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BUSINESS

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COMMITTEE UPDATES | HYPE

Show you care...

HYPE

HELPING YOUNG P R O F E S S I O N A L S E V O LV E BY KRISTOPHER MCLANE

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he Beach Chamber’s young professional committee is always looking for new people to join and get connected

in our community. Getting your HYPE membership is easy and you can join anytime of the year. Not ready to join just yet? Come to an event or two and experience HYPE before you sign up. We have a lot of exciting luncheons, socials, and business tours in the works. Visit www.PCBHYPE.com to learn more. Don’t miss out on these future opportunities. Get involved with HYPE and start networking with fellow young professionals today! On July 12, HYPE hosted a luncheon at the Panama City Beach

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Chamber featuring guest speaker Talena Grawburg with ServPro of Bay County. Talena discussed the importance of disaster preparedness, what to take with you if there is a need to evacuate, and what to do if your home or business is impacted. Another common issue in our region is mold, due to high humidity. We often think hurricanes and flood can wreak havoc but mold can be very dangerous and expensive to clean up as well. Thank you to Talena for taking the time to come speak with our young professionals and help us and our companies be more prepared in the future. Fall is here, football is on again and 2018 is slowly coming to an end but there are still plenty of HYPE events scheduled for the rest of the year. Our board is planning a football social (or two) and

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most importantly we know our young professionals want to make a positive impact where we live. So we will be giving back to our community with two volunteer events at Girls Inc. of Bay County and at Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy. We are looking forward to these amazing events and hope to see you there! About HYPE: We encourage young professionals between the ages of 21 - 40 to get involved in the committee. HYPE hosts monthly events, such as Socials, Professional Development Luncheons, Business Tours, Fundraisers, and more! This committee is open to both Beach Chamber members and non-Beach Chamber members. If you are interested in joining HYPE, please email Chamber@PCBeach.org or call (850) 235-1159. Don’t forget to visit PCBHYPE.com for additional information.

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COMMITTEE UPDATES | IDEACAMP

IDEACAMP INSPIRE. ENERGIZE. IGNITE. BY MARTA ROSE-THORPE

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n June 27, the Beach Chamber held its monthly IdeaCamp at Beachy Beach Real Estate. Bay County Tax Collector Chuck Perdue discussed Company Culture and shared his beliefs about what this means. Of course, the word “Culture” means different things to different people. To Chuck, “Culture” refers to how people choose to live and behave each day; it’s the mindset they choose to embrace. When he first arrived at the Tax Collectors Office, Chuck saw the need for many changes. Over the months he created a shared set of agreed-upon beliefs that would govern the way his team interacted and behaved, both as individuals, with co-workers, and as an organization with their customers. He developed a “Cultural Pledge” that included three components: the organization’s seven values, the organization’s vision statement (“A team united in purpose to care for one another, our customers, and community”), and the organization’s mission statement (“Exceptional customer service delivered by a talented, passionate, and caring team”). Every employee was required to read the pledge and acknowledge understanding of it by signing and dating it, hence Chuck knew each team member agreed and was onboard with the Tax Collector Office’s new Culture Deck. Here are the Bay County Tax Collector’s seven core values, which any business can (and should) adopt because these are universal principles that equate to simply doing good business: 1. Build community. “When you know more about the people you work with,” says Chuck, “you have the advantage to be able to uniquely serve them and demonstrate real care.” 2. Hire, retain and celebrate talent. Talent doesn’t necessarily point to an individual’s formal education or experience; it is often demonstrated in one’s ability to embrace new ideas, agility in adjusting to change, and willingness to work in a team. 3. Extend respect and grace to all. “We extend respect and grace because we expect respect and grace,” says Chuck. Respect doesn’t just mean how you treat an individual, but how you speak about an individual. 4. Embrace challenge and seek growth. Seeking opportunities to grow ourselves is critical to our ability to adapt to change and find solutions to challenges.

CAPTION: Bay County Tax Collector and Guest Speaker Chuck Perdue

5. Holding oneself and each other accountable. “We pledge to hold one another responsible, in love, for words spoken and actions taken,” says Chuck. This will result in building a team founded on trust and integrity. 6. Deliver service with excellence. “We believe in exceeding expectations,” says Chuck. “It means going the extra mile, being creative in our service delivery, and recognizing that each customer has a story.” 7. Seek opportunities to serve others. “Serving others is a privilege,” says Chuck, adding the team should actively keep their eyes and ears open to the needs around them to make a positive impact on the life of another – without seeking anything in return.

What Is IdeaCamp? IdeaCamp is a forum to inspire, energize, and ignite the community through sharing, connecting, and cultivating of open-minded discussions supporting the free flow of ideas. IdeaCamp creates an experience to learn, engage, and expand your life and your business.

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COMMITTEE UPDATES | AMBASSADORS

AMBASSADORS REPRESENT YOUR CHAMBER BY JEREMY HINTON

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he Ambassadors are a diverse group of Panama City Beach Chamber members. We have sales professionals, health and

beauty specialists, insurance agents, marketing agents, CPA’s, realtors, investment advisors, real estate management agents, entertainment agents, and representatives from dozens of other industries. Our group, and the PCB Chamber, is not only about supporting businesses, it is also about supporting our community and the well-being of the individuals within our community. We recently did ribbon cutting events for new Chamber members Legal Shield and Float Fix. While these are two very different businesses, they share a common theme: improve the well-being of those in our community. At the Float Fix grand opening I met Dr. Tyler Gregory. He and his wife recently relocated to PCB to open their new business Beachtown Chiropractic Co., another new business devoted to improving our community. I cannot discuss the idea of personal well-being without mentioning Ramon and Marsha Duvall. This couple has been an important part of the Ambassadors for many, many years and is dedicated to improving our community, one person at a time, through their work at Beachside Fellowship. You didn’t know churches were members of the PCB Chamber? Check out “Religious Organizations” in the online membership directory for a listing. The Ambassador spotlight is another great example of community dedication by our friend Pamela Wallace. Make sure to read about what she is doing. The Ambassador group meets new people every week, those new to our community and those who are pillars of our community. Would you like to do this too? Come join our group and help support the well-being of our community and the individuals who belong to it. For more information, visit pcbeach.org/ambassadors-committee or call the Chamber at (850) 235-1159.

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT | PAM WALLACE Pamela Wallace RN, BSN is a Nursing Program Specialist at the Florida Department of Health in Bay County where she is the coordinator for the Tuberculosis and Refugee Health Program in Bay County. Pamela is from Munford, Alabama where she worked in several diverse arenas to include but not limited to the hospitality industry and reverse logistics. In 2005, Pamela began a new journey to become a nurse through Jacksonville State University

and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Upon finishing her degree, she moved to Panama City Beach, Florida in 2009 where she began her nursing career. Pamela has worked in many different nursing institutions but has found her home with the Florida Department of Health in Bay County. Her tenure as the Nursing Program Specialist began in 2010 until present. Pamela enjoys helping others, being involved within the community and serves as an Ambassador with the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. When she is not nursing, she enjoys going to church, country music, singing, dancing, volunteering her CPR and medical assessments assistance with the beach patrol and spending time with friends, family and her grandchildren. flhealth.gov.

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CAREERSOURCE GULF COAST

KIM BODINE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The job-search process can be one of the most exhausting and stressful experiences ever. With multiple platforms and lengthy applications, it is not uncommon for job seekers to feel overwhelmed. CareerSource Gulf Coast has a tool to ease that burden for job seekers: the Employ Florida mobile app. Searching for a job has never been easier.

The menu option provides tabs for job seekers to organize their searches and retrieve search-data at a later time. Particularly, job seekers can save their favorite jobs and view their previous searches and recently viewed jobs. There are map pins shown on the interactive map—each pin has a color and symbol that indicates the industry. The menu provides a legend for further understanding of each pin. Under the “User Manual” tab there is a description of each step of the sign-in and jobsearch functions. There are also resources both on the app and through the Employ Florida website that will provide step-bystep instructions on how to use the app.

Employ Florida is one of the nation’s largest state web based job banks. We work with Employ Florida to match qualified candidates to the in-demand careers that users will find on employflorida.com. The Employ Florida app provides the same features and functionality that one experiences on the website and puts it in the palm of your hand. Now you can search for a career anywhere, anytime. There is no cost for the app, and it is available for both iPhone and Android users via download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Based on user’s locations, the nearest CareerSource Job Center can be selected for user reference. Choosing the nearest location will pull up local job openings within that region, and provide information specific to that location such as contact information, hours of operation and distance from the user’s location.

While the app does not require users to be registered with Employ Florida, we highly recommend users fully register in order to maximize all the resources and features available including the ability to access saved data on both the app and website. Users can browse through hundreds of thousands of open positions at the touch of their fingertips. Job openings can be categorized by type, the date they were posted and geographic location and viewed on an interactive map. Additionally, searches can be narrowed down by industry and keywords.

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To further unite our campus and the community, we invite you to join us in a community read, focusing on Kristina McMorris' "Sold on a Monday." The book, which was inspired by a heart-wrenching newspaper photo of a Chicago mother offering her four young children for sale in 1948, tells the story of a journalist as he faces the

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Additionally, we have offices in Gulf and Franklin Counties. For detailed information about all our offerings, please visit careersourcegc.com and follow us on Facebook for daily job openings.

DR. RANDY HANNA DEAN

With the fall semester in full swing, we look forward to continuing to influence our students both educationally and socially. This year, we welcomed about 70 freshmen to FSU Panama City, making it the largest freshman class in campus history. These students are bright; they are the best of the best from their high school classes, and they are eager to learn. They also are eager to make new relationships with fellow students, FSU faculty and staff, and the community.

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CareerSource Gulf Coast has knowledgeable staff ready to help you with career counseling, resume building/interview assistance and job leads. However you choose to connect, we are here for you! The CareerSource Gulf Coast Job Center in Panama City is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. You can reach us via email at customerservice@careersourcegc.com or by phone at (850) 872-4340, ext. 100.

consequences of a career-making decision. The community read will allow our extended Seminole family to come together for a common interest and discussion. We hope the book will prompt conversations in the workplace, among friends and on a more public level about the fine line between fact and fiction, the consequences of a snap decision and journalism as a higher calling. After reading the book, we invite you to join students, faculty and staff as the New York Times bestselling author speaks during a community event Monday, Sept. 24, on campus. The event will include a free forum discussion and a paid writers’ workshop luncheon. For more information, call 850-770-2151. The book is available for pre-sale through Amazon and will be available at the event.


GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE

DR. JOHN HOLDNAK PRESIDENT

Leading a healthy and active lifestyle is essential for maintaining a high quality of life, but it can be difficult to carve out the time for exercise for both the brain and body. It’s known that physical activity can increase energy levels, reduce stress and improve cardiovascular health among many other benefits, and according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week. As a way to provide physical fitness opportunities for everyone in the community, Gulf Coast State College offers a full spectrum of wellness and aquatic fitness courses that are affordable and accessible for all abilities and fitness levels. The wellness courses take place in the state-of-the-art fitness center/weight room or dance studio and include Yoga, Circuit Training, Low Impact Kickboxing and Zumba. The aquatic courses include Fitness Swim, Water Aerobics and Adult Warm Water Exercise, which are held in GCSC’s heated pool and hydrotherapy pool, allowing classes to be held year-round. You can also take advantage of living near the beautiful Gulf of Mexico with

our scuba certification courses, lifeguard training and swimming lessons for children and adults. As an extra benefit, all registered students receive access to the weight room/fitness center, pool and hydrotherapy pool – providing more bang for the buck! To keep intellect engaged and stimulated, GCSC’s Corporate College also offers Education Encore, a unique program of lifelong learning for active adults and seniors. It’s a series of non-credit enrichment classes covering a variety of topics in a stress-free learning environment, providing opportunities for participants to maintain active lifestyles, socialize and, most importantly, have fun! Students discover new skills and hobbies like watercolor painting, jewelry making or writing. They also learn about history and culture (locally and globally), work on their physical fitness with yoga or aerobics, and that is just scratching the surface! All classes are taught by local experts in their field who are dedicated to making sessions exciting and engaging for all. GCSC is committed to improving the lives of everyone in the community, and providing these programs are another way we can give back to the citizens that we serve. I’d like to encourage anyone interested in Education Encore to join us for the Fall session that begins September 21, or join us for a fitness class or two!

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BAY DISTRICT SCHOOLS

BILL HUSFELT SUPERINTENDENT

Obviously, as a school system, our mission is to educate our

students but recent events have

Bay District Schools is proud to partner with the following to provide our “Community of Care”:

caused school systems across

• Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital Monthly Mental Health Summit

efforts and to include more

• FL Therapy Services

the country to reevaluate their mental

health

services

for

students. Bay District Schools is

among

them

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we’re

preparing to roll out a more comprehensive mental health service

plan for students this year that augments services already in place.

Finally, we have some of the funds needed to be able to provide

more assistance to our students and we’re grateful. This is a good start from the state but it’s by no means an adequate solution or everything we need.

The Mental Health Assistance Allocation Plan, funded in part by

• PanCare of Florida, Inc. Telehealth Behavioral Services • Anchorage Children’s Home • Life Management Center

• Big Bend Community Based Care

• Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center • Department of Juvenile Justice • Children’s Home Society

• Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital • Focus on Behavior, Inc. • Circuit 14

• PAEC/SedNet/FDLRS

new money in this year’s state budget, includes a few additional

Along with the Community of Care and school-based mental health

and diagnose students and to develop, implement and monitor

prevention programs directly to our students. Those agencies include:

mental health team members who will work together to assess

treatment plans for them as needed. While we’re adding a few

services, we also partner with a number of organizations who provide

more members to our staff, our resources are still going to be

• Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center: Monique Burr Foundation

funding is just not sufficient. It’s no secret that there are families

• Big Bend Community Based Care/Department of Children and

stretched to the maximum because the need is SO great and the in crisis right now across the country and so children from those

homes need more support than ever before and that’s what we’re

Child Safety Matters and Teen Safety Matters

Families: Botvin LifeSkills Training- evidenced based substance abuse and violence prevention education activities

working on with this plan and others.

• Florida Department of Health - Bay County: Freedom 180 Positive

We’re also going to use state-of-the-art technology to enable

• Bay District Schools Elevate Bay Mentor Program: Mentorship

our students to access “telehealth options” for virtual counseling appointments using “real time” secure internet connections.

This will guarantee our students have access to the experienced, qualified help they need when they need it.

They say that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

Youth Development

provided by Bay County citizens, civic groups and businesses (approximately 500+ active mentors to date)

• Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle: Get Real Curriculum that focuses on social emotional learning and character

development

and that’s how we have designed our mental health approach.

We live in challenging times and our students need all of the support

are struggling have access to the services they need when they

determine their destinations. Ensuring they have the mental health

While a lot of care has been put into ensuring students who

need them, we’ve had a real focus on prevention and community partnerships designed to ensure that our students get help BEFORE a crisis occurs.

We have a new process we’re calling our “Community of Care”

meetings. The Community of Care team involves Bay District Schools staff partnering with our local mental health community members to ensure the seamless provision of mental health supports to students. The Community of Care team meets

regularly to brainstorm community-based solutions and to ensure

that we’re all working together to provide our students with the services they need in ways they need them. It is amazing to see all

of the agencies that have come together to make this happen and

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we can provide to them as they navigate towards adulthood and support they need is just one piece of what it takes to guarantee we’re doing our part and we’re pleased to be able to expand our services this year with the help of additional funding from the state. The needs,

however, will continue to be great as long as families struggle with

drug addiction, poverty and other challenges. We’re sincerely grateful, however, to be able to partner with so many local agencies and organizations who are committed to the safety, security and wellbeing of our students and we appreciate their help! We are looking forward

to a wonderful 2018-2019 school year and we value your continued support.


CITY OF PANAMA CITY BEACH

MIKE THOMAS MAYOR

There is never any reason to be bored in Panama City Beach.

Gayle’s Trails and the Conservation Park see heavy usage, especially during the cooler months, and at cooler times of the day.

We live in a place that is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and fitness buffs where almost every kind of sport or recreational activity imaginable can be enjoyed. And because of our great weather, you can participate in these activities year-round.

The Conservation Park is a 2,900-acre outdoor recreational haven with 24 miles of trails and more than a mile of boardwalks that enable visitors to explore wetlands and wildlife on foot or bike. This park attracts almost 40,000 visitors each year.

Just look at our front yard -- the Gulf of Mexico, where on any given day you will find people swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, boating, fishing, and snorkeling. Who could ask for a nicer front yard to play in? Panama City Beach is also just minutes away from the bay, several lakes, and numerous creeks where these same activities can be enjoyed. For those who want to swim year-round, Frank Brown Park is home to a heated and cooled 50-meter Olympic sized pool that is open from January through December. Water aerobics are also held at the pool and the park also has a children’s activity pool open during the summer and a youth fishing pond. With the addition of bike friendly pathways and trails, we are also seeing more bicyclists, runners, and walkers in our community.

In cooperation with the Tourist Development Council, and working with several groups, we host many successful athletic events each year including baseball tournaments, softball tournaments, triathlons and swim meets. These events bring tens of thousands of people to our city. Our Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of youth sports including baseball, soccer, basketball, t-ball, tennis, and karate. The city also has numerous adult activities, from softball and tennis to karate and line dancing at Frank Brown Park and Lyndell Center.

There are four tennis courts at Frank Brown Park for public use and numerous private courts around. There are also several public golf courses in the city for those who want to hit the links. For those who enjoy working out, the city is home to numerous gyms. Whatever you want to do for exercise, fitness, and relaxation, you can do it in Panama City Beach.

BAY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Panama City Beach saw one of the busiest summers we’ve had to date, breaking several bed-tax collection records and spelling a boom for beach businesses. And while the huge influx of tourists is great for the economy, it caused a headache for a lot of drivers, particularly on Back Beach Road. Bay County, the City of Panama City Beach, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are working toward improvements that will alleviate some of the traffic woes, but no quick fix is possible. The state is working toward expanding U.S. 98 to six lanes and the county and the city have partnered to complete the next segment of Bay Parkway. Movement on the Back Beach Road expansion could come as soon as 2020, thanks to a recent designation by FDOT that could prioritize

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state funding. Currently, Back Beach Road exceeds its 40,000 cars per day capacity by more than twice on the busiest days. Bay Parkway would connect its existing 1.4 miles from North Pier Park Drive to Nautilus Street. Both the city and the county have pledged $3.5 million to the overall $8.5 million project. The county has applied for up to $4 million to make up the difference. Construction on that project could begin as soon as April 2019. While traffic increases are the norm, Bay County property owners won’t see an increase in the county’s millage rate this year. The board agreed to keep the maximum millage rate at 4.43, which is the same rate taxpayers paid in 2018. The final budget hearing is set for Sept. 18 at 5:01 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Bay County Government Center. The public is invited to attend. Alternatively, it can be streamed live on Facebook or at baycountyfl.gov.

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BAY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE

BECCA HARDIN PRESIDENT

The Bay Economic Development

manufacting facility. We cannot thank all of the community partners,

Alliance (BayEDA), the City of

from BayEDA, Bay County Commission, and City of Lynn Haven and

Lynn Haven, and Bay County

many others for their support throughout this process.”

announced on August 8, 2018 that a leading aerospace manufacturing

This project was made possible through the combined efforts of

supplier for precision component

BayEDA, the Bay County Commission, the City of Lynn Haven, and

manufacturing, repair, overhaul

the Share the Future Fund Committee within the Bay Chamber

and modification is opening a new

of Commerce. BayEDA and ACMT have also worked closely with

operation in Bay County, Florida. ACMT, Inc, Advanced Composites

Enterprise Florida and Space Florida to ensure the success of this

& Metalforming Technologies (ACMT), headquartered in the state of

project.

Connecticut, will be opening the new state of the art manufacturing facility in Lynn Haven, Florida.

Jorge Gonzalez, Chairman of the Bay Economic Development Alliance and President and Chief Executive Officer of The St. Joe Company

ACMT is purchasing a 159,000 sq. ft. existing facility in the City of

stated, “We are pleased to welcome ACMT into Bay County. This

Lynn Haven’s Industrial Park. The project represents an investment

project represents 105 new advanced manufacturing quality jobs

of approximately $20 million and will bring 105 new advanced

within our community. These new advanced manufacturing quality

manufacturing jobs in the aerospace industry. The average wage for

jobs will offer new career opportunities to our residents that will

the new jobs will be $43,700. ACMT will be completing aerospace

have a ripple effect in our community for years to come.

manufacturing on medium to complex components and assemblies at the new facility. The company will also be completing repair and

The City of Lynn Haven has been involved in the progression of

overhaul work on gas turbine components and accessories.

this project. According to Margo Anderson, Mayor of Lynn Haven, “Having ACMT located in Lynn Haven represents a new company

Termed “Project SoHo”, the relationship between BayEDA and

within our community to diversify the career opportunities for the

ACMT began at the Farnborough International Airshow in 2016.

citizens of our city. We thank ACMT for making this substantial

For the expansion project, ACMT completed a nationwide search

investment and long-term commitment to our community by

for the best location to grow their business. Upon review and after

bringing new advanced manufacturing jobs careers to Lynn Haven.

several site visits, ACMT officials were impressed with the assets of

Bay County Commissioner, Tommy Hamm had high remarks for the

Bay County and the public/ private economic development team.

announcement of ACMT, Inc. within Bay County.

The workforce, business climate, and the support received from all community leaders led ACMT to selecting Bay County for their

“ACMT will be a fantastic business to be located in Bay County,”

expansion project and the Southeast headquarters operations.

stated Commissioner Hamm. “ACMT is making a substantial

ACMT intends to work closely with the educational institutions in Bay

investment in Bay County through their expansion from Connecticut.

County through internships, apprenticeships, and workforce training programs. ACMT is already working with Gulf Coast State College in

We have worked closely with ACMT officials throughout their

their formation of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Institute

process to showcase Bay County as the best location for their next

(AMI2).

aerospace manufacturing operation. Their creation of 105 new careers in aerospace manufacturing provides our citizens with

According to Michael Polo, President, ACMT, “In Bay County, Florida,

new employment opportunities for years to come. The Bay County

we found a community eager to assist our companies in their

Commissioners thank ACMT officials for their commitment and

expansion of manufacturing into the U.S. With this expansion into

investment within Bay County, Florida,” stated Commissioner Hamm.

Lynn Haven we are better positioned to meet the long-term needs of our key customers throughout the nation. This process has taken nearly a year to complete, however we know that we have made the right decision for our company by selecting Bay County for our new

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FLORIDA FILM OFFICE, INC.

JULIE GORDON FILM COMMISSIONER

“Chasin’ The Sun” Fishing Show

Kristen has been in the reality tv world since her teen years, and now

Discovery Channel viewers. Now

is a quarterback with the Miami Dolphins. Her A-lister friends look

continues to be a hit with the

filming the Fourth Season, Pin Fish Media is including more

coastal activities which appeals to

runs a successful clothing line in Nashville. Her husband, Jay Cutler, like a country concert line-up and Panama City Beach has become quite a vacation/song writing get away for them.

a broad audience. This program

“Finding Grace,” The Movie, wrapped principal production and is

finest assets, from the best fishing spots to magically nautical dives.

based film was written and directed by Warren Fast and was filmed

showcases Panama City Beach’s

Justine Leake and Travis Holeman co-host the award winning show.

HGTV returned for several different programs which cover Bay County from East to West! Beachfront Bargain Hunt, House Hunters,

currently editing for what is hoped to be a fall release. This faith-

completely in Bay County. The cast included David Keith, Erin Grey, Bo Svenson, Jasen Wade, with Paris Warner in the lead role of Alaska Rose. The trailer can be viewed at findinggracemovie.com

Beachfront Bargain Renovations, and Dream Homes have been

Be on the lookout for a new Southern New Hampshire University

unique places to film. Thanks to all the restaurants, shops, marinas,

sights. This production was larger than life and employed over 50

filming throughout the County and have been choosing some and boutiques for agreeing to showcase your business. This style of television series allows the rest of the world to peek into our own

(SNHU) commercial featuring a local family, ball park and familiar people.

little slice of paradise. Travel Channel keeps Bay County on it’s radar.

As always, please contact the Film Office if you are approached

owner Ernie Hall for an upcoming segment. Just the Cook has been

Gordon, 850.819.4694 floridafilmoffice@knology.net) Let’s make

Most recently, a new show, Food Boats, filmed Just The Cook, and

featured on Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel and make a big impression on producers. Also on the water was E! Entertainment with Kristen Cavalleri, filming for the new series “Very Cavalleri.”

VISIT PANAMA CITY BEACH

about filming in your home or business. (Film Commissioner, Julie

sure the production company is legit, has insurance, and knows the rules and regulations of working in Bay County. See YOU in the Movies!

DAN ROWE PRESIDENT & CEO

Panama City Beach offers an abundance of activities to fill any vacationer’s itinerary or any local’s afternoon at leisure. From biking to kayaking, to paddle boarding or beach yoga, both locals and visitors can enjoy our sugar white sand and turquoise green waters for a day of rest and relaxation. Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is important, and our ability to provide a diverse destination filled

reefs, and colorful wildlife. If onshore activities are more your speed, our 18 miles of beach and local parks, including Frank Brown Park, Aaron Bessant Park, and the Conservation Park provides the perfect walking or biking path for your next trip outdoors.

Throughout the beach, you will find various vendors who can provide the best “on the water” adventure. Being a world-renowned diving destination, Panama City Beach allows visitors and locals to explore the unknown wonders such as sunken ships, limestone

No matter which way you choose to relax, whether it is skipping the gym for a fun afternoon on the water, or attending your favorite outdoor concert, Panama City Beach is here to help you relax, unwind and have fun- after all, we are the Real.FUN.Beach!

with various outdoor activities can help foster a healthy lifestyle.

Health and wellness isn’t just about exercising. In addition to the outdoor activities Panama City Beach has to offer, there is a list of fun events for the whole family to enjoy. Pirates of the High Seas Fest, hosted over the Columbus Day weekend (October 5 -7) is a great way to relieve stress and enjoy the long weekend with the ones you love. Experience the two parades on Friday and Saturday, live music and fireworks in the heart of Pier Park.

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Contact your local specialist TODAY to SAVE! Carly Satkowiak Phone: 850-238-3506 or Email: Carly_Satkowiak@daveandbusters.com Rose Tortorici Phone: 850-238-3507 or Email: Rose_Tortorici@daveandbusters.com 76

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GRAND OPENINGS + RIBBON CUT TINGS

The Ambassador Committee welcomes the newest members of the Beach Chamber. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t scheduled your business' Grand Opening or Ribbon Cutting, contact Shannon Richmond for more information and available dates.

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A MESSAGE FROM YOUR CHAMBER REP | It is hard to believe that the calendar page flipped to September already! Hopefully you have danced between the raindrops this summer and found plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful beaches we call home!

I just found it fitting since this is our Health & Wellness edition, to give you some ways to make sure your membership is in tip top shape.

• Make sure you are receiving our weekly Beach Buzz e-newsletter as this will keep you updated on all of our events, and introduce you to new members as they join our Beach Chamber family.

SHANNON RICHMOND

Follow and interact with fellow Chamber Members on social media. If you’re satisfied with their services, show some “Chamber love” by submitting a review. Attend Grand Openings and Ribbon Cuttings. You do not have to be an Ambassador to attend these events the opportunity to meet new business owners and fellow Chamber members.

• Follow us on our social media platforms: Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce on Facebook and @mypcbchamber on Instagram.

Attend a Business After Hours. This monthly event offers great relationship building opportunities. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails while networking with fellow Beach Chamber members.

• Post your “Proud Member” sticker on your door.

• Display your membership plaque with your 2018 insert. Each year you receive an updated insert to display so be sure to change it out.

Most importantly, get involved and make long lasting business connections and friends.

Thank you for your membership with the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce! | #mypcbchamber #pcbchamberlove

• Review your business listing on our website, pcbeach.org, and in our Visitor and Relocation Guide to make sure your listing and category are correct.

P.S.– Statistics show that 63% of consumers are more likely to purchase from a business that is a chamber of commerce member (Source: American Business Magazine).

• Perfect your elevator speech for networking events. You should be able to give your name, position, business name, what your business offers and your ideal referrals in 30 seconds.

Shannon Richmond shannon@pcbeach.org | (850) 890-8069

THANK YOU, BAY COUNTY, FOR VOTING US BEST OF BAY.

BEST NEW CAR DEALERSHIP

BEST USED CAR DEALERSHIP

BEST AUTO DEALER SERVICE DEPARTMENT

We’re honored to be a part of this community, and we appreciate your patience with our dealership renovation. We invite you to stop by so we can thank you in person. Thanks again, Bay County. Best of Bay 2018 is published by The Panama City News Herald and based on popular open voting.

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NEW + RENEWING MEMBERS |

JUNE 14, 2018 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AUGUST 13, 2018

NEW MEMBERS All Pros Solar, LLC

Florida Realty Experts

Panhandle Photobooth/Lorrie Black

Bay County Property Appraiser

Good Golden Creative Co.

Photography

Beachtown Chiropractic Co.

Joseph A. Hagberg

Paparazzi Gourmet Deli, LLC

Caldwell Marketing/Promotions

Lindsey's Suite Deals Furniture

PCBeachesDirect.com

Communications Solutions

Marble Slab Creamery/Great American

Pokee & Ice Rolls

Cook's Pest Control

Cookies

Studio Di Danza

Custer Marketing

Masonry Incorporated

The Little Mustard Seed

David's "New Orleans Style" Sno-Balls, Inc.

Newby's Brew and Booze House

Vocational Rehabilitation

Endless Beach Rentals, LLC

Outlaws Bar-B-Q

Florida Photo And Drone

Panama City Beach Weddings

RENE WALS 1 YEAR 30A Media Corp 30A Television Bank of England Mortgage Bay Medical Beach ER Beachy Beach Real Estate (Panama City) Broward Hall Insurance Diego's Burrito Factory (East) Disaster Response Team Ellie Mae's Southern Kitchen FirstService Residential Grifols Gulf Coast Burger Co. Gulf Coast Leak Detection, LLC Humane Society of Bay County Mark Kinkade State Farm Insurance Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Northwest Florida New York Pizza & Grill Runner's Edge Race Timing Sheltair Shrimp Boat Restaurant Simply Granite, LLC Southernista Fashionista Sunniland Roofing Supply Taco Bell on the Beach Taziki's The Place at Grand Lagoon Thomas Donut and Snack Shop Watercrest Owners Association Inc. 2 YEARS Affordable Home Insurance Bay Point Golf Club BayTown Insurance Solutions Davis Appliance On The Beach Lynchpin Tax Solutions, LLC Mine Survival, Inc. Your Accountant My Accountant, LLC

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3 YEARS Chautauqua Vineyards/Emerald Coast Winery Dee's Hang-Out Dermatology SouthEast Panama City Diego's Burrito Factory and Margarita Bar Emerald Beach Properties, Inc. Grayton Beer Company McGhee CPA and Consultants PA Salty Goat Saloon Sandcastle Beach Rentals The First Tee of Northwest Florida The Hartley Press, Inc. Triple H Dustless Blasting TripShock Vacasa Zoe's Kitchen

Camping World of PC Capt. Jack's Front Beach Road Domino's Pizza/DeBest Pizza, Inc. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Hershey's Ice Cream & Coffee Mason Title & Escrow Company Northstar Church Pirates Cove & Lighthouse Marinas Psychological Fitness Associates

4 YEARS 79 West Apartments Edgewater Crossings First Federal Bank of Florida Graham & Company Hall Insurance My Massage Clinic Omega Title Paradise Gulf Properties Sequence Fitness Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. Superior Residences of Panama City Beach The Arc of the Bay The Work Studies Institute

7 YEARS A Superior Air Conditioning Coastal Casuals Digestive Diseases Center Great Clips (JALR Enterprises) Holy Nativity Episcopal School Snelling Staffing Services

5 YEARS Allstate - McKinney Insurance & Investments

9 YEARS Bayou on the Beach Cafe & Oyster Bar Healthy Start of Bay, Franklin & Gulf

6 YEARS Days Inn Disposal Services, LLC Harley-Davidson of Panama City Beach Junior Achievement of NW FL, Eastern Region Newby's Trading Company Peoples First Insurance Services, LLC

8 YEARS Beachy Beach Real Estate Boon Docks Restaurant, Inc. Capt. Anderson III Miracle Strip Junior Woman's Club Panama City Beach Library Foundation, Inc.


Counties Life Management Center of Northwest Florida, Inc. Military Media, Inc. Ocean Towers Beach Club Sunsations Woodlawn United Methodist Church 10 YEARS Coastal Marina Management Econfina Creek Canoe Livery, LLC Ernest M. House Massage Envy Panama City POPS Orchestra Shimmering Seas Jewelry & Gifts Vascular Associates, LLC Washington County Tourist Development Council 11 YEARS

Another Broken Egg Firefly Kaleidoscope Theatre La Quinta By The Sea Resorts Panera Bread System Laundry Management and Linen Rentals Company Treasure Island Resort Rentals, Inc. Viamedia 12 YEARS Redwire/Sonitrol 13 YEARS Beachside Resort Panama City Beach Clear Channel Airports Dive Locker Gulf Crest Condominiums Laguna Beach Christian Retreat McInnis Builders, LLC Pier Park Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium VRI/Landmark Holiday Beach

17 YEARS Acentria Insurance Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union 18 YEARS CYber SYtes, Inc. Hampton Inn by Hilton Panama City Beach J. R. Arnold High School 19 YEARS Boys & Girls Club of Bay County Pinnacle Port Vacation Rentals 20 YEARS Bay Cars Beach TV 21 YEARS

Encompass Health Corporation Moonspinner Condominiums Nations Real Estate Panama City Mall The News Herald 22 YEARS iHeartMedia, Inc. 23 YEARS Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart Health System CPC Office Technologies Mariner West Owner's Association 24 YEARS Cher's Hallmark Shop 25 YEARS Gulf World Marine Park 26 YEARS Gulf Glo Banners & Signs

14 YEARS Sunset Inn

27 YEARS Buffalo Rock Pepsi

15 YEARS Kerrigan and Merritt, L.L.C. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Surfside Storage, Inc.

28 YEARS Commodore Condominiums Schooners Sheraton Bay Point Resort

16 YEARS Bay Mini Storage, Inc. Edward Jones Investments

31 YEARS Hancock Whitney Bank Palmetto Inn & Suites Regions Bank Signal Hill Golf Course Summerhouse Condominiums

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PASSION

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dreamjob.careersourceflorida.com An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.

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N E ST L E D along the bay. R O OT E D in community.

SW E E T B AY F L .C O M

C O N N EC T E D to everything that matters.

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We were the first, and remain the only hospital in the

area to offer minimally invasive valve replacement through

a small incision in the leg. We are the only comprehensive heart

Cardiology Leading Heart Care.

center offering interventional procedures, electrophysiology for

complex heart rhythm cases, a cardiac ICU and cardiac rehab. And we

remain the only area hospital that performs over 400 life-saving

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The Circuit - Health & Wellness  

The 2018 Health & Wellness issue of The Circuit features medical updates, diet trends, and community news from the Panama City Beach Chamber...

The Circuit - Health & Wellness  

The 2018 Health & Wellness issue of The Circuit features medical updates, diet trends, and community news from the Panama City Beach Chamber...

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