By Maurice Stouse, Branch Manager and Financial Advisor Investors have watched the market move its way down for most of this year. Whether invested in stocks, bonds, crypto or otherwise, it seemed that values just continued to slip. Why has this been so? We look at several inputs to help...
The Florida SBDC  provides no-cost consulting services to current or aspiring small business owners. FSBDC at UWF services includes training programs, market research, business plans, access to capital, feasibility studies, sales growth, marketing plans, government contracting, and assistance to minority-owned businesses. If you manage a  small business and are looking...
The Walton County Tourism Department recently released its annual tourism update for 2021, highlighting the positive impacts of tourism in Walton County. “Despite the lingering challenges we still face due to the pandemic, the tourism economy in Walton County remains strong and resilient,” says Matt Algarin, director of communications for...
By Melissa Fertitta, Beachworx A new study by The Instant Group shows demand for flex workspace is up 58 percent in cities across the United States. According to the data, Miami is outpacing all other cities, with demand skyrocketing by 143 percent. While Miami may be busier than its Panhandle counterparts,...
By Joe Capers, Insurance Zone For the past year or so, Florida property owners have learned about the many factors that caused our insurance premiums to increase at unprecedented levels. This is true in all lines of insurance, but primarily with insurance for residential and commercial property. There are multiple...
Have you ever wondered what the local Chamber of Commerce does and what the benefits would be for a small business considering joining? On Wednesday, May 25th, Jennifer Cooper, Membership Director of the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce will give a talk and answer your questions about the value...
By Ken Larsen, CR Your home or commercial building has water damage. Do you know how to select a company with water damage and structural drying services? More importantly, will you be able to tell if they did the job right? Are you sure you’re asking the right questions? Improper structural...
By Chris Balzer   Mom’s Earth Day? Sounds made up, right?  Earth Day was April 22nd and Mother’s Day is May 8th, only 16 days apart so I thought I would combine the two and make Mom’s Earth Day.  At ECES, we treat everyday like Earth Day, we increase comfort and...
The Northwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is excited to announce the winners of the 2022 FPRA Image Awards and Joe Curley Rising Leader Award. The Florida Public Relations Association’s (FPRA) Image Awards are the precursor to FPRA’s Golden Image Awards. Conducted annually, the Image Awards competition provides...
By Maurice Stouse It has been quite a different year for investors. Investments can be classified in a few main categories:  1) Financial: stocks, bonds or cash; 2) Real: real estate, 3) Alternative: gold, bitcoin, commodities as examples 4) Personal: jewelry or perhaps collectibles. War, rising interest rates and bond yields...

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