Small Business Association Provides Scholarship

The Walton County Small Business Association (WCSBA) has partnered with the Walton Education Foundation to create a 2-year Florida college scholarship for a Walton County high school student beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. The WCSBA promotes and supports the interests of local small and family-owned businesses in Walton County.  The WCSBA recently invested in […] Read More

South Walton Stitchery Moves to Santa Rosa Beach

Mandy Trawick of South Walton Stitchery has announced she’s moving her shop from Miramar Beach to Santa Rosa Beach beginning May 1. So, if you’ve driven by the closed location in Miramar Beach recently, do not fear. South Walton Stitchery is still in business and thriving. “This move will allow us to resume our ‘pick […]

Spotlight on Tile Temptations

Tile Temptations By Dee Cruce Sometimes ideas that start out small grow into something much bigger, and in the process, a whole new business is born. That is exactly what happened to Mike Shinsky, who owns and operates Tile Temptations in Miramar Beach. Shinsky is a certified tile and marble specialty contractor with more than […]

How to Grow Your Real Estate Portfolio Faster

By Tad Hunter One of the advantages of investing in real estate is provided under the Internal Revenue Service, Code 1031. The tax on the profit from a real estate sale can be delayed until a later date when you enter into a qualified exchange or purchase. Because of the tax code number that allows […]

Disaster Preparedness by Apex

Dear Apex, I am a local property manager, and I have dealt with several different restoration companies in my career.  I am curious to know why some companies only install drying equipment, and others remove damaged material from the properties before installing equipment?  Can you help me understand the process for future reference?  James A. […]

Walton Chamber celebrates grand openings

Chamber Welcomes two new Businesses to South Walton Glow Med Spa and Margaret Ellen Bridal latest SoWal Business Openings! The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed 2 new businesses to South Walton in February. Margaret Ellen Bridal (pictured left) is the latest addition to the Shoppes at 30Avenue located at the corner of Hwy. 98 […]

SoWal Life Feb 2018 issue MRB revised for march 2018

Stairs and Elevators By Maurice Stouse “Trees don’t grow to the moon”. “ The stock market makes you feel like you’re climbing stairs when it’s going up and like you’re riding an elevator when it’s going down”. These are but a few of the sayings that retired stockbroker Keith Knight of Santa Rosa Beach can […]

Walton County is Growing Fast, Tourism Up

By Tad Hunter Walton is the third fastest growing County in the State of Florida. Walton County is growing at a rapid pace making it one of the fastest growing markets in Florida. Tourism as measured by bed tax receipts was up over 16% in 2017 from the prior year. Reports of early vacation booking […]

Health Insurance for your business

What you need to know about getting Group Health Insurance for your business By MIchael Roth If you are interested in setting up a group health plan and benefits for your company, there are a few things to know before you start the process. Although overall group benefits are not difficult to get established, It […]