Part of being a good business owner means giving back to the community. If your only focus is about making profits to grow your business, you won’t get very far.  Giving back not only benefits people in need, but your brand as well. Making an effort to help your community...
By Victoria Ostrosky   Hurricane deductible. Wind/Hail deductible. Named Storm deductible. These are synonymous terms, right? Wrong. If you don’t know which deductible you have, you may one day deal with more than damage to your home, but severe damage to your bank account as well. For wind coverage in Florida,...
By Ashley Vannoy   I’m truly excited to be celebrating my first year with First National Bank (FNB) as Market President from my office in Grand Boulevard! This month’s issue is about anniversaries and milestones, and turning age 51 in August has me at many of them. You might recall my first...
Summer Time Energy Tips By Chris Balzer Summer is in full swing with the heat index reaching 100+ degrees on most days.  If you are searching for ways to use less energy and increase comfort try doing some or all of these Summer time energy tips. Switch to LED lighting Consider replacing your...
Short Term Rental Checklist By Victoria Ostrosky “Good morning, this is Jenny, how may I help you?” Jenny enjoyed her job at a local vacation rental management company. It was a booming business, keeping her quite busy. For Jenny, she loved getting to know her property owners who were wonderful people. Jack,...
Something exciting, and new, is making a splash on the Emerald Coast. The ReefBoard provides families a unique view of the various sea life in our clear gulf waters. Comparable to snorkeling, only without the hassle of breathing through a tube, swimming fatigue or leaking masks, the ReefBoard is solidly...
Ashley Vannoy is a panhandle professional you need to meet! When asked why she specialized in commercial lending in the panhandle in 2008, when most of the country was suffering through the market crash, she says, “our market here ihas always been the gold standard. It might be the...
By Victoria Ostrosky What in the?...who was playing a song in the middle of the night? Luke’s brain finally kicked - it was his cell phone. 2 a.m. and his phone was ringing. That was not a good sign. He cleared his throat and groggily croaked, “Hello?” A firm and...
By Chris Balzar, Emerald Coast Energy Solutions   If you do a search for “things we insulate,” you will see the majority of sites and images are of attic spaces, walls and windows. However, we insulate much more than our homes. In fact, we are constantly looking for that right beach...
Young Professionals of Walton County to Host “Bow Wow Seafood Boil” Benefitting Dog Harmony The Young Professionals of Walton County (YPWC) will host a “Bow Wow Seafood Boil” on Thursday, June 13, from 5:30- 7 p.m. at the new Dog Harmony Headquarters in Santa Rosa Beach. Sponsored by Whole Life Fitness,...

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