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Zones of Opportunity are All Over the Panhandle

By Ashley Vannoy Keeping a close watch on permits and the economic development efforts of a literal army of professionals we have across the panhandle, it is easy to identify prospective businesses both large and small that are coming to our area. An actual feasibility study is being performed by a consultant from our own […]

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Meet Local Pro: Billy Drennan, White Dog Insurance

By: Rita L. Sherwood 23 years and counting in the health care insurance industry, spanning three generations as a family business, Billy Drennan and his wife, Angelea grew up in insurance and know no other industry. That’s a good thing, especially when it comes to trying to navigate the often confusing, very complicated maze of […]

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Local Businessman Introduces GoVetted: A New way to Rideshare

By Alan Roberts How safe did you feel the last time you used a rideshare service? Did the driver open the door for you? Were you treated like a guest and feel special? There are so many questions, so little justification for what Americans are currently experiencing throughout the industry. Put it this way, if […]

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Energy Tips: Because you’re worth it

By Chris Balzer If you are like most people when your electric bill arrives every month, you place it in the “to pay” folder and open it later.  When we do get around to opening the electric bill, we look at the amount owed; some sign, some grunt, some grin, mainly in November and we […]

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8 Simple Ways Your Business Can Give Back to the Community

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 will give your company a […]

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Parsing the Windstorm Deductibles

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, you’ll generally see one […]

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FNB Celebrates First Year with Unprecedented Regional Growth

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 few articles in this […]

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Emerald Coast Energy Solutions

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 incandescent bulbs […]

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My Rental Property Insurance Program

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, a new customer, […]

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