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Dive 911 Sponsorship for Warrior Memorial Reefs Leads to First Public Safety Diver Artificial Reef

Dive 911 Sponsorship for Warrior Memorial Reefs Leads to First Public Safety Diver Artificial Reef

Panama City Beach, FL (July 4, 2024)- When CWO Joseph Theodorou, President of the Warrior Memorial Reefs Foundation, answered a phone call a few months ago, he sure didn’t expect to get his foundation’s first key sponsor for a Public Safety/ First Responder artificial reef memorial. “Halfway through the call,  … Read More

Ascension Sacred Heart Named Top-15 Health System in Country

Ascension Sacred Heart Named Top-15 Health System in Country

Fortune and PINC AI have named Ascension Sacred Heart one of the nation’s top 15 health systems for 2024, marking the first time it has made the distinguished list. Sacred Heart is the only hospital system in the area and one of only two in Florida to earn a spot  … Read More

Bay County 4th of July, 2024 Celebration & Fireworks

Bay County 4th of July, 2024 Celebration & Fireworks

Want to know where to celebrate the 4th of July Fireworks in Panama City Beach, Fireworks in Panama City, and Fireworks in Lynn Haven with family and friends? Here’s updated Independence Day celebration details below: Grand Lagoon Freedom Rocks Fireworks Date: July 3 Location: Grand Lagoon near Treasure Island and  … Read More

Medical House Calls Expand Staff to Meet Growing Demand

Medical House Calls Expand Staff to Meet Growing Demand

Medical House Calls, which opened in the Emerald Coast (Fla.) area in March, continues to add to its staff as more residents and visitors utilize their services. Sarah Watson, RN, has joined Licensed Family Nurse Practitioner Bryce Amos to provide in-home urgent care, IV services, medical weight loss consultation and  … Read More

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida  Announces Jacqueline Crow as the 2024 Virginia Thomas  Big of the Year in Bay County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida Announces Jacqueline Crow as the 2024 Virginia Thomas Big of the Year in Bay County

Panama City Beach, FL. – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida proudly announces Jacqueline Crow as the recipient of the 2024 Virginia Thomas Big of the Year award in Bay County. This prestigious accolade is given to a Big who has made an exceptional difference in their Little’s life,  … Read More

“Willy’s Secret Code of Beach Safety Flags” – Educating Kids on Beach Safety

“Willy’s Secret Code of Beach Safety Flags” – Educating Kids on Beach Safety

As we approach the peak summer season, it’s essential to remind our communities about the importance of beach safety. To help educate kids on this critical topic, we’re excited to share a new educational video, “Willy’s Secret Code of Beach Safety Flags,” available on our new YouTube channel “Adventures with  … Read More

Lynn Haven Announces Deana Carter as Headliner for the Let Freedom Ring Finale

Lynn Haven Announces Deana Carter as Headliner for the Let Freedom Ring Finale

LYNN HAVEN, FL. — The City of Lynn Haven is excited to announce Nashville’s star Deana Carter as the headliner for the city’s Let Freedom Ring Finale concert on Thursday, July 4th, 2024.  Local band The Gr8ful Dads will kick off the evening at 6:00 p.m. while Deana Carter will take  … Read More

Pearce Bespoke Gulf Coast has rebranded to Southern Gentleman’s Lifestyle

Pearce Bespoke Gulf Coast has rebranded to Southern Gentleman’s Lifestyle

Pearce Bespoke Gulf Coast has officially rebranded to Southern Gentleman’s Lifestyle, and with this new name comes an expanded line of offerings designed to enhance your shopping experience. What’s New? Expanded Product Line: In addition to our renowned Bespoke suits, sport coats, and tuxedos, we now offer a full range  … Read More

Goodwill of the Big Bend Presents Meet & Greet with VP of Workforce Development

Goodwill of the Big Bend Presents Meet & Greet with VP of Workforce Development

Goodwill of the Big Bend Presents Meet & Greet with VP of Workforce Development [Panama City, Fla.] – Goodwill Industries – Big Bend, Inc. Is pleased to announce a meet and greet event with Eneydi Rivera, the Vice President of Workforce Development and Missions Programs. The event will be held  … Read More

ServisFirst Bank Panama City Announces New Vice President, Commercial Banker

ServisFirst Bank Panama City Announces New Vice President, Commercial Banker

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NYSE:SFBS), is pleased to announce the addition of Zach Garcia as Vice President, Commercial Banker for ServisFirst Bank Panama City. “We are thrilled to welcome Zach to the Panama City team,” states Steve Aase, ServisFirst Bank Panama City Market President. “He stands out  … Read More

Man in the Sea and Warrior Memorial Reefs Foundation Announce the Deployment of the Military Divers Memorial Artificial Reef

Man in the Sea and Warrior Memorial Reefs Foundation Announce the Deployment of the Military Divers Memorial Artificial Reef

Panama City Beach (April 25, 2024)- Man in the Sea, in partnership with Warrior Memorial Reefs Foundation, will deploy the “Military Divers Memorial” artificial reef on April 30th (weather permitting). The deployment of the memorial will take place off of the coast of Panama City Beach, FL,  and will provide  … Read More

Warrior Memorial Reefs Foundation Announces Exciting Partnership with the Man in the Sea Museum

Warrior Memorial Reefs Foundation Announces Exciting Partnership with the Man in the Sea Museum

Panama City Beach, FL (April 12, 2024)-  Amazing things are about to happen off of the Emerald Coast of Florida, as Warrior Memorial Reefs Foundation announces an exciting partnership with the Man in the Sea Museum.  This partnership will not only be beneficial to both 501(c)(3) charities in helping reach  … Read More

A2Z Specialty Advertising: A Refreshing New Chapter under Donna and Paul Montalvo’s Ownership

A2Z Specialty Advertising: A Refreshing New Chapter under Donna and Paul Montalvo’s Ownership

Freeport, Florida – April 1, 2024 – A2Z Specialty Advertising, the cornerstone of promotional products and specialty advertising in the heart of Freeport, Florida, is thrilled to announce its acquisition by Donna and Paul Montalvo, effective April 1, 2024. This exciting development marks a significant milestone in the journey of  … Read More

By The Sea Resorts acquires Palmetto Inn & Suites

By The Sea Resorts acquires Palmetto Inn & Suites

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL – Adding to its growing portfolio of beachfront hotels, By The Sea Resorts recently finalized an agreement to acquire Palmetto Inn & Suites, located at 17255 Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach, FL. The Hotel has been welcoming visitors to Panama City Beach since 1978  … Read More

PCB Chamber to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Amanda Willingham Interiors

PCB Chamber to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Amanda Willingham Interiors

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of Amanda Willingham Interiors. This unique decor and furniture store is set to open its doors on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 4:00 PM, located at 2111 Thomas Drive, Unit 2, Panama City  … Read More

Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce Launches The Women’s Series

Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce Launches The Women’s Series

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce announces the launch of the Women’s Series presented by Ascension Sacred Heart Bay. The Women’s Series is set to kick off on April 30, 2024, at Gulf Coast State College with continued sessions scheduled throughout the year. Each session of The Women’s Series  … Read More

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Wins ClearlyRated’s 2024 Best of Accounting Award

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. Wins ClearlyRated’s 2024 Best of Accounting Award

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs (THF), a leading accounting firm, announced today that they have won the Best of Accounting Award for providing superior service to their clients. ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their  … Read More

2024 Lynn Haven Spring Concert Series

2024 Lynn Haven Spring Concert Series

The City of Lynn Haven is excited to announce the return of its Spring Concert Series every Friday starting March 15th, 2024. The concerts will be held from 6pm – 8pm at Sharon Sheffield Park located at 901 Ohio Ave, Lynn Haven, FL 32444. The Spring Concert Series is a  … Read More

PCB HOBBY Raises Over $26,000 for Bay County Tornado Victims

PCB HOBBY Raises Over $26,000 for Bay County Tornado Victims

Today, Friday, February 2nd at 2 p.m., PCB Hobby will be donating a check totaling $26,255 to Northstar Church for those effected by recent tornadoes. The ceremony will be held at PCB Hobby’s retail location at 11939 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach FL 32407. If you or someone  … Read More

Florida Cancer Affiliates Welcomes Medical Oncologist Bruce W. Porterfield, MD, PhD

Florida Cancer Affiliates Welcomes Medical Oncologist Bruce W. Porterfield, MD, PhD

Florida Cancer Affiliates, a premier provider of cancer care and a practice in The US Oncology Network, is proud to welcome Bruce W. Porterfield, M.D., Ph.D. to our medical oncology team. He joins a compassionate, multidisciplinary team of experts providing exceptional and personalized care to patients in Panama City. Dr.  … Read More

4th Annual Club 360 Awards Dinner

4th Annual Club 360 Awards Dinner

Club 360 hosted their 4th annual awards dinner at Destination Panama City, honoring ladies in Bay County, Florida for their commitment to the community. The evening’s events honored four women and as follows: The Full Circle Award went to Victoria Williams for her volunteerism, which embodies the mission of Club  … Read More

Triumph Gulf Coast Votes $98M FSU Project to Support Aerospace, Manufacturing Facilities

Triumph Gulf Coast Votes $98M FSU Project to Support Aerospace, Manufacturing Facilities

The Triumph Gulf Coast Board voted to support a $98.4 million Florida State University project that would build aerospace and advanced manufacturing facilities in Panama City. The Institute for Strategic Partnerships, Innovation, Research, and Education (InSPIRE) will include operations within or near the Northwest Florida Beaches Airport and the adjacent  … Read More

Pier Park and SkyWheel Panama City Beach Partner on a History-Making Public Art Project

Pier Park and SkyWheel Panama City Beach Partner on a History-Making Public Art Project

Pier Park is excited to announce that the mall will make local history this month by becoming the first area business to execute a privately-funded public art project in the City of Panama City Beach. The shopping, dining and entertainment complex secured city approval for its breezeway mural plans following  … Read More

ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. Named on Inaugural Best-of-Breed Bison Report By D.A. Davidson

ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. Named on Inaugural Best-of-Breed Bison Report By D.A. Davidson

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NYSE:SFBS), is pleased to announce its inclusion in the D.A. Davidson’s Inaugural Best-of-Breed Bison report, a prestigious recognition that underscores the bank’s commitment to excellence and long-term success. In an inaugural industry report released on September 28, 2023, D.A. Davidson named ServisFirst Bancshares,  … Read More

Club 360 Hosts The 12 Purses of Christmas

Club 360 Hosts The 12 Purses of Christmas

Panama City, FL – 12 Days. 12 Designer Purses. 12 Winners. Club 360 is giving away a designer purse every day between December 1 and 12, in this holiday season’s newest and most exciting fundraiser, The 12 Purses of Christmas. Designer purses being given away are valued between $250 –  … Read More

Junior League of Panama City Hosts Annual Teddy Bear Drive

Junior League of Panama City Hosts Annual Teddy Bear Drive

One in four women will experience a miscarriage, and as many as 24,000 babies are stillborn each year. The Junior League of Panama City, (JLPC) Helping Hearts Committee serves families in our community facing infant loss by partnering with the Healthy Start Coalition of Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties. The  … Read More

$32.5M “Project Maple” at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport to Spark Economic Growth

$32.5M “Project Maple” at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport to Spark Economic Growth

In a boon for regional economic development, an international aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company will soon break ground at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), bringing more than $32.5 million of capital investment and creating 250 high-wage jobs in the next four years. Premier Aviation USA Overhaul Services (Premier  … Read More

Veterans Serve Day

Veterans Serve Day

The 516 Project is pleased to announce its upcoming Veterans Serve Day on September 30, 2023. This initiative is aimed at providing a much-needed wheelchair ramp for a local disabled Air Force Veteran. This will make a lasting impact by providing safe access to their home. 516 Project serves Bay  … Read More

Regal Regency Theatre Officially Opens Thursday, July 13

Regal Regency Theatre Officially Opens Thursday, July 13

The brand-new Regal Regency theatre will officially open Thursday, July 13, in Panama City, Florida, with first-run movies including Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Insidious: The Red Door and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. “When doors open to the highly anticipated Regency theatre, we are excited  … Read More

White Construction Makes Transition of Leadership

White Construction Makes Transition of Leadership

After forty-two years in the construction industry, Steve Burch, President, and Chief Operating Officer, is retiring from White Construction. Since joining the firm in 1994 as a Project Manager, Steve has been instrumental in molding projects and process improvements with an unwavering eye for excellence and detail. He managed White  … Read More

Latitude Margaritaville Watersound Town Square Opens

Latitude Margaritaville Watersound Town Square Opens

Latitude Margaritaville Watersound development partners have announced the opening of the community’s Latitude Town Square amenities. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is located on Northwest Florida’s gorgeous Emerald Coast near Panama City Beach and the Scenic Highway 30A corridor and is being developed in a dynamic partnership between master developer Minto Communities  … Read More

4th of July, 2023 Celebration & Fireworks

4th of July, 2023 Celebration & Fireworks

Want to know where to celebrate the 4th of July and watch fireworks with family and friends? There are several events starting as early as July 2 that you can attend in the Panama City Beach, Panama City, and Lynn Haven for your Independence Day celebration. More information is available  … Read More

Magnolia Wash Holdings Opens New Blue Sky Express Car Wash in Panama City

Magnolia Wash Holdings Opens New Blue Sky Express Car Wash in Panama City

Magnolia Wash Holdings, a premium express car wash operator, announced today the opening of a new car wash in Panama City. Located at 2701 Lisenby Avenue, the new Blue Sky Express Car Wash offers premium car washing services, utilizing cutting-edge tunnel equipment to deliver top-quality results in minutes. To welcome  … Read More

ServisFirst Bank Panama City Announces Commercial Banking Officer

ServisFirst Bank Panama City Announces Commercial Banking Officer

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NYSE:SFBS), announces the addition of a new team member to the ServisFirst Bank Panama City office. “We are thrilled to welcome LJ Rigby to the Panama City team,” states Steve Aase, ServisFirst Bank Panama City Market President. “LJ brings a deep understanding of  … Read More

Comedian Henry Cho  to Perform at Gulf Coast State College

Comedian Henry Cho to Perform at Gulf Coast State College

The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College presents An Evening with Henry Cho on Friday, June 16, 2023 at 7:30 pm. Henry Cho is a clean standup comedian who has made multiple appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show and CBS’s The Late, Late Show. His work  … Read More

2023 PCB Summer Concert Series

2023 PCB Summer Concert Series

The 2023 Panama City Beach Summer Concert Series starts in June and will be moving back to Thursday nights! Come enjoy free music at Aaron Bessant Park, every Thursday night during the summer from June 8 – August 10. There’s something for everyone from Blues and Southern Rock to Country  … Read More

Panama City Beach to Host Free Ripken Baseball Clinic

Panama City Beach to Host Free Ripken Baseball Clinic

On June 3, Panama City Beach and Ripken Baseball, the leader in youth sports events, will host a free one-day community clinic for youth baseball players. Fueled by Gatorade, the event will welcome co-ed players ages 6-14 for a 3-hour clinic at Publix Sports Park, Panama City Beach’s premier sports  … Read More

ECP Partners with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program to Improve Accessibility for All Passengers

ECP Partners with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program to Improve Accessibility for All Passengers

To better meet the needs of all travelers, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) has partnered with the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program. The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is a simple tool for passengers to voluntarily share that they have a disability or condition that may not be immediately apparent, such as  … Read More

Bay Building Industries Association wins NAHB Grand Award

Bay Building Industries Association wins NAHB Grand Award

The National Association of Home Builders announced that it has named Bay Building Industries Association as a Grand Award winner as part of the 2022 Annual Membership Awards. The HBA was selected in its size category as the association with the nation’s highest Numerical Increase and Percentage Increase for 2022.  … Read More

Parents Against Predators Workshops

Parents Against Predators Workshops

Bay District Schools, Panama City Beach Police Department and the Central Panhandle Associations of REALTORS® are pleased to announce a partnership to sponsor a series of training workshops for parents and students in middle and high school. The event, titled “Parents Against Predators,” aims to provide valuable information on online  … Read More

FRLA Bay Chapter Rooftop Reception

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Bay Chapter is back and, with Gulf Coast State College, we invite you to join us on this beautiful spring evening, April 25 at 5:30 PM Central Time. The Charles Hilton Center for Advanced Technology and Hospitality Management is the spotlight for this celebratory  … Read More

TOC Panama City Expanding with Pain Management

TOC Panama City Expanding with Pain Management

Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC) is proud to welcome pain management specialist Dr. Andrew Dec, D.O, M.Sc. to its Center of Excellence in Panama City. This builds upon the current services that already include Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle, and Pediatric Orthopedic physicians. A board-certified, fellowship-trained physician in interventional pain medicine,  … Read More

A2Z Specialty Advertising Celebrates 25 Years of Business Excellence

A2Z Specialty Advertising, a leading promotional products and advertising company, is proud to announce its 25th anniversary in business. Since its founding in 1998, A2Z has been dedicated to providing innovative marketing solutions and high-quality promotional products to businesses of all sizes. Over the past 25 years, A2Z has established  … Read More

GCSC VPA Presents “Second Nature” Exhibit

GCSC VPA Presents “Second Nature” Exhibit

The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College presents “Second Nature” by Donald Martin. The works in this exhibit share a common theme and use predominately black-and-white imagery, with most of the images including linoleum block prints. Through deft use of line and value, Mr. Martin creates  … Read More

FPL Northwest Florida Symposium Feb. 28 – March 1

FPL Northwest Florida Symposium Feb. 28 – March 1

The FPL Northwest Florida Symposium, a signature event that strengthens collaboration across Northwest Florida communities to drive community and economic opportunity, is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 1, 2023, at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. This year’s theme, Let’s Get Real!, will focus on  … Read More

Visit Panama City Beach invites visitors and residents to celebrate Mardi Gras “Real.Fun.Beach” style.

Visit Panama City Beach invites visitors and residents to celebrate Mardi Gras “Real.Fun.Beach” style.

– Visit Panama City Beach invites visitors and residents to celebrate Mardi Gras “Real.Fun.Beach” style at the annual Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival, taking place February 3-4, 2023 at Pier Park. Combining the excitement of an authentic Mardi Gras celebration with spectacular views of sugar-white sand beaches  … Read More

Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show

Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show

Dateline, Sunday, March 1st, 2020, Aaron Bessant Park, Panama City Beach, Florida. The annual Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show had just concluded a weekend with beautiful weather, record-setting attendance, and dealers reporting yet another year of tremendous sales, welcoming new members to their boating families. Then, less than two  … Read More

Jennifer Ledesma of Berkshire Hathaway Announced as Central Panhandle Association of REALTORS® President

Jennifer Ledesma of Berkshire Hathaway Announced as Central Panhandle Association of REALTORS® President

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida is pleased to announce that Vice President of Broker Operations Jennifer Ledesma will serve as the president of the Central Panhandle Association of REALTORS® (CPAR) for the new term. Ledesma was sworn-in to the 2023 Board of Directors during a ceremony on December  … Read More

Local High School Students Can Apply to GCSC for Free During Free Application Week Event

Local High School Students Can Apply to GCSC for Free During Free Application Week Event

Gulf Coast State College is hosting Free Application Week December 5-9, 2022, for local high school seniors planning to attend GCSC. Students who would like more information or assistance with their GCSC application are encouraged to contact their school’s Navigator. GCSC Navigators are individuals who work within local schools to  … Read More

Panama City Beach to Welcome Back Winter Residents for 2023 Season

Panama City Beach is ready to once again welcome winter residents to the destination’s 27-miles of beautiful beaches, with an exciting calendar of social events set to kick off in early 2023. “We are thrilled to welcome many first-time and returning visitors to our destination for another memorable winter season,”  … Read More

Retina Specialty Institute Welcomes Dr. Ahmet Ozkok

Retina Specialty Institute Welcomes Dr. Ahmet Ozkok

Retina Specialty Institute is pleased to welcome our newest retina specialist, Dr. Ahmet Ozkok to our practice beginning January 2023. Dr. Ahmet Ozkok is a board-certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in treating diseases of the retina, including Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Retinopathy. Additional surgical specialties include Retinal  … Read More

GCSC Foundation Opens Scholarship Application Cycle

The Gulf Coast State College Foundation will open its 2023-2024 scholarship application cycle to students attending or planning to attend Gulf Coast State College beginning December 1, 2022. Applicants must be accepted into Gulf Coast State College, have an active GCSC student ID number and GCSC email before attempting to  … Read More

Visit Panama City Beach Honored as Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism in 2022

Visit Panama City Beach Honored as Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism in 2022

Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has announced the 2022 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing a more-than-welcome boost of over $2.42 billion to the national  … Read More

Duplin Winery’s Panama City Beach Location to Open in Spring 2023

Duplin Winery’s Panama City Beach Location to Open in Spring 2023

Duplin Winery, the South’s largest winery, is nearing completion of its much-anticipated Panama City Beach, Fla. location. It’s being built on the former Hombre Golf Club off Panama City Beach Parkway, just minutes from the beach. The Fussell family, which started Duplin Winery in Rose Hill, N.C. nearly 50 years  … Read More

HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group

HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors. “Our patients are always at the center of our care and this recognition from Leapfrog demonstrates  … Read More

Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Banks as Public Relations Manager

Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Banks as Public Relations Manager

Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Banks as Public Relations Manager. A native to the area, Banks most recently worked as Executive Producer for Panama City’s NBC affiliate, WJHG-TV News Channel 7. “I’m thrilled to join the Visit Panama City Beach team and promote  … Read More

Dan Rowe, President and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach, Wins Southeast Tourism Society Beacon Award

Dan Rowe, President and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach, received the esteemed Beacon Award at Southeast Tourism Society’s Shining Example Awards held on September 8th, 2022. The Beacon Award recognizes Rowe’s outstanding tourism leadership and achievements over his extensive career. Rowe is an industry trailblazer who has transformed Panama  … Read More

Visit Panama City Beach Announces New Director of Special Events

Visit Panama City Beach Announces New Director of Special Events

Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Stewart as Director of Special Events. Since joining the Visit Panama City Beach team in 2015, Stewart has served as Sports Marketing and Special Events Coordinator and Operations Manager for the destination. “I look forward to continuing my  … Read More

Daybreak 76® Official Title Sponsor of the Panama City Beach Marathon

Daybreak 76® Official Title Sponsor of the Panama City Beach Marathon

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Daybreak 76® as the title sponsor for the 7th Annual Panama City Beach Marathon presented Visit Panama City Beach. Set for Saturday, December 3, 2022, the 26.2-milerace is a staple event for the community attracting hundreds of residents and  … Read More

HCA Healthcare North Florida Division Announces Chase Christianson as Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital

HCA Healthcare North Florida Division Announces Chase Christianson as Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital

HCA Healthcare North Florida Division announced today the appointment of Chase Christianson, as Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital, effective November 1, 2022. In his new role, Christianson will oversee the 282-bed acute care hospital in Panama City, which has served the Northwest Florida community for more  … Read More

County to Host Vendor Open House

Bay County’s Purchasing Department will hold an open house aimed at helping local companies learn how to do business with the county from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Room 1030 of the Bay County Government Center, located at 840 W. 11th St., Panama City. Current and  … Read More

FOGO Solutions Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

FOGO Solutions is thrilled to announce that we have been recognized on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The list represents an exclusive look into the nation’s most successful private businesses and plays an important role in the measuring of entrepreneurial achievements. “We  … Read More

GCSC Foundation Hosts First Annual 5K / 1 Mile Fund Run

The Gulf Coast State College Foundation is excited to host their first Annual 5K and 1 mile Fund Run on Saturday, September 17, 2022 to kick off the 65th Anniversary for Gulf Coast State College. Check-in for the race will begin at 7:00 a.m. Race time will start promptly at  … Read More

Panama City Beach to Host 2023 Ripken Select Tournament

Panama City Beach is pleased to announce Ripken Baseball’s popular Ripken Select Tournament will return to the destination next summer for an unrivaled youth baseball experience. The tournament will take place from June 4-9 at Publix Sports Park, Panama City Beach’s premier sports tourism and recreation venue. Known for providing  … Read More

White Construction Company Celebrates 50 Years

White Construction Company (WCC) has been in business for half a century! “We are very thankful to the community of clients, partners, subcontractors, employees, and our families who have helped us thrive for 50 years. They made our success possible.” Neel White, Chairman The company was founded in 1971 by  … Read More

TOC Expanding Orthopedic Care in Panama City

Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC) is bringing industry leading orthopedic care to Panama City with their first new clinic opening September 12th. TOC’s entry into Panama City marks the start of a broader expansion to improve access to care in Bay County and adjacent areas that include Walton and Gulf counties.  … Read More

Holly Fair 2022 Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets are now on sale for Holly Fair, the Junior League of Panama City’s (JLPC) largest annual fundraiser, November 10-13, 2022, at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort in Panama City Beach, FL. Tickets are available for purchase at: www.JLPanamaCity.org/HollyFairTickets Holly Fair is one of League’s biggest annual fundraisers, bringing in  … Read More

Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida expands to the Northwest Region of Florida

Make-A-Wish® Central & Northern Florida is establishing a presence in the Northwest Region of Florida to grant more wishes to children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida is working to establish a presence across 18 counites in the NW Region of Florida. With individuals, businesses and communities involved  … Read More

Gulf Coast State College Celebrating 65th Anniversary with Community Event

This year marks the 65th anniversary of Gulf Coast State College and its service to Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties. To celebrate this milestone and share gratitude for the community’s continuous support over the years, the College is hosting a community celebration on Saturday, September 17, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  … Read More

Top Sporting Events to Catch this Summer in Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach, a top destination for sports tourism and recreation, is pleased to share a preview of sporting events taking place throughout the destination from July to September. Grand Slam World Series: Sessions 3 & 4 (July 5-9), (July 25-30) Join over 150 teams for the Grand Slam World  … Read More

City of Panama City Beach Announces Expansion of Public Arts Project

City of Panama City Beach Announces Expansion of Public Arts Project

During Thursday’s PCB City Council meeting, SeeLife 2 for the 2022-23 year was approved along with a SeeLife program manual. Phase 2 of the project, which began in 2021, is being funded through a generous donation from the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). We are now soliciting  … Read More

Senior Adults Can Receive Affordable Educational and Enrichment Courses at Gulf Coast State College

Registration for the Education Encore fall program opened this week. Education Encore is a non-credit enrichment program offered to active senior adults. The learning environment is fun and stress-free while offering diversity, insight, and wisdom. Of the program, one of our participants commented, “I participated in my first Encore program  … Read More

Progress Bank Welcomes New Florida Branch Leadership

Progress Bank Welcomes New Florida Branch Leadership

South Walton & Bay County Market President Lane Redding announced today that the Santa Rosa Beach and Panama City offices have welcomed new leadership. Shaun Foster has been named Branch Manager of the Santa Rosa Beach office. Foster graduated from Troy University with a degree in Business Administration. With a  … Read More

GCSC to Host “Super Saturday” Event for Fall 2022 Registration

Gulf Coast State College is hosting its Super Saturday event for fall semester registration on Saturday, August 6, 2022. This event is for prospective students interested in attending GCSC and current students ready to register for classes. The application fee is waived for all new students at this event. Super  … Read More

Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast Announces New Hospital President

Bryan J. Walrath, an experienced healthcare leader, has been selected to serve as president of Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast. Walrath will replace Henry Stovall who is retiring July 30 after 12 years of leading and contributing to Ascension Sacred Heart’s growth and success across Northwest Florida. “I am excited  … Read More

Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast named to list of nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast has again been named to the 100 Top Hospitals® list among 2,650 acute care hospitals in the United States. Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, released its 2022 rankings of the top hospitals and health systems in the U.S., in partnership with Fortune, on June 30.  … Read More

Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Ball Raises Nearly $200K for CT Scanner at Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast

The Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation announced today that the Emerald Ball raised $190,666 benefiting Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast’s acquisition of a state-of-the-art CT scanner for Pediatric and Adult patients. The black-tie event was presented by Howard Group, Grand Boulevard Sandestin Town Center, Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Jim and  … Read More

Resia Selects Bay County, FL for New Manufacturing Operations

Resia Selects Bay County, FL for New Manufacturing Operations

The Bay Economic Development Alliance, an agent of the Bay County Commission (Bay EDA), announced today that Resia, formerly known as AHS Residential, will be establishing a manufacturing operation in Bay County, Florida. Resia headquartered in Miami, Florida, is an award-winning, vertically integrated real estate company that specializes in developing,  … Read More

Panama City Beach 2022 Summer Concert Series

Panama City Beach 2022 Summer Concert Series

Join the City of Panama City Beach for free, family-friendly concerts at Aaron Bessant Park, every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. from June 7 to August 9. Feel free to bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the live music! Food and drinks may be purchased from local food  … Read More

Gulf Coast State College and GCSC Foundation Receive Largest Gift in College History

Gulf Coast State College and GCSC Foundation Receive Largest Gift in College History

Gulf Coast State College and the GCSC Foundation have received the largest gift in the history of both the College and the Foundation,” said Dr. Sean Preston, Executive Director of the GCSC Foundation. College and Foundation personnel have been working closely with Julie Hilton over the past few months and  … Read More

C.H.A.M.P. Camp is coming to Panama City

C.H.A.M.P. Camp is coming to Panama City

Sign up for our FREE, two-day camp that focuses on football fundamentals and how to succeed on and off the field. C.H.A.M.P. Camp is REAL LIFE, REAL FOOTBALL, and REAL FUN! JUNE 24-25, 2022 JOE AND JEANNETTE CHAPMAN FIELD AT TOMMY OLIVER STADIUM 351 East 13th Street, Panama City, FL  … Read More

HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital Expands Private Inpatient Rooms in Northwest Florida

In response to the growing healthcare needs of Northwest Florida, HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Florida Healthcare, announced today the completion of its $18 million expansion to add a new 24-bed inpatient medical/surgical unit. This unit will add roughly 20,000 square feet to the existing patient  … Read More

Gulf Coast State College to Celebrate Graduates at Spring Commencement

Gulf Coast State College is proud to hold its 2021-22 Commencement on Friday, May 6 at the Sheraton Golf and Beach Resort. More than 960 students will graduate from GCSC during the 2021-22 academic year, and over 400 graduates will be walking at the Graduation Ceremonies. The two ceremonies will  … Read More

HCA Florida Healthcare Shows Up for Floridians by Offering New Statewide Nurse Consultation Line

HCA Florida Healthcare announces a new, statewide Consult-A-Nurse® line. By calling the free 24/7 line, consumers will speak with nurses ready to provide quick, convenient expert care advice and support. When dialing (844) 70-NURSE (6-8773), consumers, including those recently discharged from the hospital, can ask questions or speak with a  … Read More

ESPN Northwest Florida Expands Their Footprint

Gold Standard Broadcasting, Inc DBA ESPN Northwest Florida, Gold Standard Broadcasting, Inc owner of WGSX-FM, (Lynn Haven) Panama City/ESPN Northwest Florida has expanded their reach into the northern portion of the Panama City market with coverage in the cities of Marianna, Chipley, and Bonifay. The ESPN Northwest Florida signal will  … Read More

Enjoy 5 Days of Smooth Jazz in Panama City Beach at the 23rd Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Enjoy 5 Days of Smooth Jazz in Panama City Beach at the 23rd Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Join some of the biggest names in jazz during the 23rd Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach, taking place April 20-24, 2022. Located at the west end of Panama City Beach, this renowned five-day jazz festival features some of the best smooth jazz artists in the country. Along  … Read More

Tyndall unveils virtual base with Hololab

There will be a “Hololab Media Day” at Tyndall, Thursday, March 17. Air Force engineers will offer a rare look at the virtual reality world they have created for Tyndall AFB, Thursday, March 17, at 10 a.m. The Hololab, sometimes compared to high end video games, serves as the gateway  … Read More

HCA Florida Healthcare Introduces a Whole New State of Healthcare Unites More Than 450 Affiliated Sites of Care Across Florida

For the first time in Florida’s history, more than 450 HCA Florida Healthcare affiliated sites of care across the state will unite under a shared brand on March 3. This transformation will create a leading collaborative healthcare network in the state, united through a shared dedication to improve more lives  … Read More

Panama City Beach Sports Complex Announces Publix as Title Sponsor

Panama City Beach Sports Complex Announces Publix as Title Sponsor

Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce Publix Super Markets as the title sponsor of the outdoor fields facility at the Panama City Beach Sports Complex. With this partnership, the destination’s premier sports tourism and community recreation venue will be re-christened as “Publix Sports Park” at Panama City Beach. Publix  … Read More

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center Announces Brittany Durr, DNP, RN, as Chief Nursing Officer

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center announced today the appointment of Brittany Durr, DNP, RN, as the Chief Nursing Officer, effective March 1, 2022. “Dr. Durr is a transformational leader that brings a wealth of nursing experience to the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center team,” said Brad Griffin, Chief Executive Officer,  … Read More

GCSC Foundation Hosts 2022 Annual Dinner and Student Showcase

The Gulf Coast State College Foundation is excited to host their Annual Dinner and Student Showcase fundraiser on Saturday, February 12th at the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf and Spa Resort. The event will kick off with a reception at 5:30 p.m.; followed by dinner, student presentations and donor recognitions  … Read More

Club 360 honoring ladies in Bay County Florida

This past Friday Club 360 hosted their 2nd annual awards dinner at the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club, honoring ladies in Bay County, Florida for their commitment to the community and awarding a scholarship to one local youth. The evening’s events honored five women and as follows: The Full Circle  … Read More

Panama City Beach Mardi Gras Parade

Panama City Beach Mardi Gras Parade

Join the Krewe of Dominique Youx for 2 days of Mardi Gras in Panama City Beach. Combine the excitement of an authentic Mardi Gras celebration with the spectacular views of our emerald green water and sugar-white sand, and you’re in for a real treat at the Panama City Beach Mardi  … Read More

Thunder Beach Productions Announces New Majority Owner And Expanded Concert Series

We are pleased to announce Chase Micheal as new majority shareholder and President of Thunder Beach Productions, owners and producers of the Thunder Beach Spring and Autumn Motorcycle Rallies. Chase has acquired majority interest from previous Thunder Beach Productions owner and founder Joe Biggs. Biggs, along with long time General  … Read More

Bay EDA Announces Central Moloney Incorporated Coming to Bay County, FL

Bay EDA Announces Central Moloney Incorporated Coming to Bay County, FL

The Bay Economic Development Alliance, an agent of the Bay County Commission (Bay EDA), announced today that Central Moloney Incorporated will be establishing a manufacturing operation in Bay County, Florida. Central Moloney Inc., headquartered in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, is a key supplier to a number of large investor-owned utilities, distributors  … Read More

First Federal Bank Positively Impacts Local Communities Throughout 2021

First Federal Bank understands the positive impact an organization can have on a community, and has been passionate about giving back for nearly 60 years. In 2021, the community-based mutual savings bank supported special projects for education programs, mental health and medical agencies, food service agencies, athletic programs, animal services,  … Read More

BAY EDA Announces-251,000/SF FedEx Ground Facility Being Built in Panama City

BAY EDA Announces-251,000/SF FedEx Ground Facility Being Built in Panama City

The Bay Economic Development Alliance (BayEDA), Port Panama City, City of Panama City, and Bay County announced today a new 251,000 square-foot FedEx Ground facility is being built in Panama City, Florida, which is expected to open in the fall of 2022. The operation will be located in the Port  … Read More

Visit Panama City Beach Announces Record Breaking Numbers at 2021 Beach Home for the Holidays

Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce record-breaking numbers at their sixth annual Beach Home for the Holidays this past November 26-27 with 6,500 in attendance on Friday for headliner Josh Turner who performed several of his number one hits and sang his brand-new Christmas album, King Size Manger.  … Read More

Oliver Latil, Chief Executive Officer for Community Bank’s Coast Region is proud to announce the following:

Oliver Latil, Chief Executive Officer for Community Bank’s Coast Region is proud to announce the following:

Jason Morehouse has recently been named President of the Bay County Division. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Morehouse recently served as Senior Vice President and has been in banking for thirty-one years. In his new role, Morehouse will continue to oversee all operations in the Bay County, Florida market and  … Read More

GCSC Partners with Public Eye Soar to Host 2021 Event

GCSC Partners with Public Eye Soar to Host 2021 Event

In partnership with Public Eye Soar, Gulf Coast State College will host the eighth international projection art festival on the Gulf Coast State College Panama City Campus. Light, art, and projections will illuminate the Gulf Coast State College campus and community on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 from  … Read More

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center to host “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day on October 23

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center announced today that it is hosting its annual opioid take back event to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid misuse and proper disposal of medications on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Called “Crush the Crisis,” the event aligns with  … Read More

Panama City Beach Announces Packed Calendar of Fall Events

Panama City Beach, best known for its 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, bordering emerald-green waters, is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of fall festivals and events for every type of traveler. “We are thrilled to be hosting events at the Real.Fun.Beach once again and look forward to welcoming  … Read More

Holiday Inn Resort Returns as the Official Lodging Sponsor of “Chasin’ The Sun” TV Show

Visit Panama City Beach is excited to announce that the Holiday Inn Resort will be the official lodging sponsor for the upcoming season of “Chasin’ The Sun.” The award-winning fishing and coastal lifestyle television program highlights the diverse angling, diving and coastal experiences found in and around Panama City Beach.  … Read More

Construction Starts on Latitude Margaritaville Watersound Town Center

Panama City Beach, FL — September 29, 2021 — Today, the partners behind Latitude Margaritaville Watersound announced that construction has started on the Town Center. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is located on Northwest Florida’s gorgeous Emerald Coast near Panama City Beach and the Scenic Highway 30A corridor. It is the third  … Read More

Ripken Baseball Inaugural Multi-City Tour Will Begin in Panama City Beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., September 27, 2021 – Coming off the largest summer in company history and hosting over 5,000 teams and 250,000 guests this year, Ripken Baseball is excited to announce its 2022 schedule. Known for providing the best baseball experience in youth sports with permanent facilities in Tennessee,  … Read More

City Of Lynn Haven Fall Ball Opening Day 2021

Lynn Haven, FL – The City of Lynn Haven is proud to announce the Opening Day for our Fall Ball 2021 for Baseball and Softball Youth Leagues on Saturday, October 2nd, at Cain Griffin Park, located at 616 E. 17th Street, Lynn Haven, FL. The Opening Ceremony will begin at  … Read More

Dermatology Specialists Of Florida Welcomes Haley Lewis, D.O.

Dermatology Specialists Of Florida Welcomes Haley Lewis, D.O.

Local physician is newest addition to Dermatology Specialists of Florida (Panama City, FL) August 2021 – Jon Ward, MD and Michael Stickler, MD, co-owners of Dermatology Specialists of Florida are pleased to announce that Haley Lewis, D.O. has joined their practice and will be seeing patients at their Panama City,  … Read More

Bay Point Golf Club Tournament Appeals to Golfers of All Abilities

Bay Point Golf Club Tournament Appeals to Golfers of All Abilities

Bringing together locals and vacationers, plus golfers of all abilities, for a golf tournament is something that Ryan Mulvey, PGA, General Manager of Bay Point Golf Club in Panama City Beach, Fla., had wanted to do for a while. He finally got the chance and took advantage of the opportunity  … Read More

Girls Inc. of Bay County Names New Executive Director

Girls Inc. of Bay County Names New Executive Director

Girls Inc. of Bay County is pleased to announce that Stacey S. Torch has been named the organization’s new Executive Director. Stacey brings with her years of experience and leadership, having most recently served as the Principal of Torch Communications, a firm specializing in strategic analysis, marketing communications, and freelance  … Read More

Panama City Beach Launches New Campaign with Keep PCB Beautiful

Panama City Beach Launches New Campaign with Keep PCB Beautiful

Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the launch of a new beautification and beach responsible campaign with non-profit Keep PCB Beautiful. In partnership with the Tourist Development Council, Visit Panama City Beach and the St. Joe Company, this project is a continued effort to create a more sustainable  … Read More

Visit Panama City Beach Wins Two ESTO Awards for “Chasin’ the Sun”

Visit Panama City Beach Wins Two ESTO Awards for “Chasin’ the Sun”

Visit Panama City Beach’s fishing and coastal lifestyle series, “Chasin the Sun,” won the esteemed Destiny Award for the best destination marketing in the category “Video, Film or Podcast Series” at the 2021 U.S. Travel Association’s ESTO awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The show also won the highly competitive, inaugural  … Read More

Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart Announces New COVID Rapid Testing Options

Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart announces they are increasing the number of sites offering rapid COVID testing at multiple locations in Bay County. Within the next week, Ascension Medical Group will begin offering tests in the following primary care offices: ● Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart Bay Family Medicine at  … Read More

Gulf Power Has Restored Essentially All Customers Affected by Tropical Storm Fred

As of 7 a.m., Gulf Power has restored service to essentially all customers in Northwest Florida who were affected by Tropical Storm Fred, which was a strong storm with 65 mph winds at landfall. Approximately 20,000 customers, mostly in Bay, Washington, Holmes and Jackson counties, lost power as the storm’s  … Read More

Dermatology Specialists of Florida Welcomes Haley Lewis, D.O.

Dermatology Specialists of Florida Welcomes Haley Lewis, D.O.

(Panama City, FL) August 2021 – Jon Ward, MD and Michael Stickler, MD, co-owners of Dermatology Specialists of Florida are pleased to announce that Haley Lewis, D.O. has joined their practice and will be seeing patients at their Panama City, Panama City Beach and Marianna, Florida office locations beginning in  … Read More

Panama City Beach Chamber Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Panama City Beach Chamber Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Monday, August 8, 2021 (11:55AM Central Time) – The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce created this page to share updates with our members, residents, and visitors. Please note: This is for informational purposes only. Please listen to all Federal, State, and local agencies for official updates and recommendations. Information  … Read More

Ascension Sacred Heart Bay Hosts Kids’ Health Fair to Celebrate the Expansion of Pediatric Services

The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart will host a Kids’ Health Fair in Panama City on Saturday, July 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. The festivities will be held at Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart Pediatrics located at 619 N. Cove Blvd. The event is free of  … Read More

Friday at the Beach – July 16, 2021

Friday at the Beach – July 16, 2021

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting Friday at the Beach on Friday, July 16th from 7:30-9:00 AM, at Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant located at 5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City, FL 32408. Please note this is a NEW location. We will not be meeting at the Capt. Anderson’s  … Read More

St. Joe Announces Additional Sales, New Builders & Future Phases at Workforce Housing Communities

St. Joe Announces Additional Sales, New Builders & Future Phases at Workforce Housing Communities

The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) (“St. Joe”) announces additional homesite sales, new home builders and future planned phases at its workforce housing communities in Bay County, Florida. St. Joe broke ground on the single-family home communities of College Station, Titus Park and Park Place in 2019 in response to  … Read More

Ascension Sacred Heart Announces Grand Opening of New Cancer Services

Ascension Sacred Heart Announces Grand Opening of New Cancer Services

The Ascension Sacred Heart Cancer Center, the largest oncology service in the Florida Panhandle, is expanding its services to Bay County. The new facility, located in Lynn Haven, will open June 14, 2021. For the first time since Hurricane Michael impacted Bay County in 2018, residents now have access to  … Read More

New President Named at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay

New President Named at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay

Robin Godwin, the vice president of nursing at Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf in Port St. Joe has been named to serve as new president of Ascension Sacred Heart Bay in Panama City. Godwin has led the nursing and ancillary operations of Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf since December 2018. She has  … Read More

Jam on the Coast 5K – June 5th

Jam on the Coast 5K – June 5th

UPDATE: This race has already occurred. We look forward to seeing you at the next one! – – – The Panama City Beach Chamber is proud to partner with Gulf Coast Jam for the inaugural Jam on the Coast 5K, presented by Visit Panama City Beach. This event will take place on  … Read More

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center announces $11M free-standing ER in Panama City Beach

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center announces $11M free-standing ER in Panama City Beach

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center will expand access to emergency care in Bay County with the opening of a freestanding emergency department in Panama City Beach. The new free-standing ER will be located at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Moylan Rd and construction is expected to start later this  … Read More

Beach Chamber Makes Donation to Man in the Sea Museum

Panama City Beach, FL (May 14, 2021)— The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a $1,000 donation to Man in the Sea Museum. These funds were proudly raised through our 12th Annual Chamber Golf Classic. “We are honored to be able to make a positive impact  … Read More

A Superior Air Conditioning Co. to Host Veteran & First Responder Appreciation Lunch of 2021

April 6, 2021 – Panama City Beach, FL – The community is coming together again to give recognition and thanks to our first responders and veterans. A Superior Air Conditioning Company will hold its quarterly Veteran and First Responder Appreciation Lunches again at Texas Roadhouse in Pier Park North on  … Read More

Shay Catrett Appointed President of BAYSOLUTIONS

Shay Catrett Appointed President of BAYSOLUTIONS

BAYSOLUTIONS is pleased to announce the appointment of Shay Catrett as President of the company.  Catrett has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Shay has worked with BAYSOLUTIONS for 17 years, serving as Vice President of the company since 2015. BAYSOLUTIONS is a full service firm specializing  … Read More

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen Set To Open in Panama City Beach March 8th

Family-style dining, endless portions of the celebrity chef’s favorite family recipes coming to Pier Park. Paula Deen is pleased to announce the opening of her restaurant in Panama City Beach, FL, on Monday, March 8, 2021. “We are looking forward to providing our guests with an exceptional dining experience, ”says  … Read More

Panama City Beach Recognized by Tripadvisor as #2 Emerging Destination in the World

Panama City Beach Recognized by Tripadvisor as #2 Emerging Destination in the World

Panama City Beach is pleased to announce that it has been named the No. 2 “Emerging Destination” in the world by Tripadvisor’s Travelers Choice 2021 Best of the Best Awards. Known for its 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, brilliant emerald-green waters and 320 days of sunshine annually, Panama City  … Read More

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale Launces New Website

Panama City, FL – January 7, 2021 – Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is proud to announce the launch of its new website. Handfirm.com was created with the first-time visitors and long-term clients in mind, whether you know the firm or are looking for legal representation. The new site provides  … Read More

Friday at the Beach – January 15

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting Friday at the Beach on Friday, January 15th from 7:30-9:00 AM, at Capt. Anderson’s Event Center located on 5550 N Lagoon Dr. The first networking event of 2021 is proudly presented by Gulf Power, breakfast sponsored by A Superior Air Conditioning  … Read More

Assistant Director Shaeffer promoted to Utilities Director Panama City

Assistant Director Shaeffer promoted to Utilities Director Panama City

Panama City Beach Assistant Utilities Director Mark Shaeffer has been named Utilities Director for the City. Shaeffer, who joined the City Utilities Department five years ago, succeeds longtime Utilities Director Al Shortt, who retires February 3 after 28 years of service to the City. City Manager Tony O’Rourke said Shaeffer  … Read More

Tyndall Federal Credit Union Gives Back $10 Million In Cash To Members

Tyndall has returned $17.5 million in cash to members over the past two years. [PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA] Tyndall Federal Credit Union is giving back $10 million in cash to its members starting the week of Thanksgiving through Christmas. It’s called Project Giveback, and its purpose is simple – returning profits  … Read More

First Federal Bank Named Best Small Bank in Florida by Newsweek

First Federal Bank Named Best Small Bank in Florida by Newsweek

LAKE CITY, Fla., October 20, 2020 – First Federal Bank was recently named on Newsweek’s America’s Best Banks 2021 as the Best Small Bank in Florida. This distinction is the result of Newsweek’s assessment of 2,500 FDIC-insured banks, measuring 55 different factors ranging from banking accounts and customer service, to  … Read More

Habitat for Humanity Welcomes Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity Welcomes Executive Director

Panama City, FL – Habitat for Humanity of Bay County welcomes a new Executive Director, Mark L. Mitchem, Colonel (Retired), USAF. Mark recently retired from the Air Force with close to 32 years of active duty. He served in various locations in the U.S. and overseas. He and his wife,  … Read More

SBA Opens Second Business Recovery Center in Florida For Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sally

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the opening of a second Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Oct. 13, to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Sally. SBA representatives at the BRC can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the  … Read More

Thunder Beach Autumn Rally – Back On

Thunder Beach Autumn Rally – Back On

We have never been more excited to announce that “The Rally Is On!” 2020 has been a weird year with Covid-19 affecting everyone’s way of life and Thunder Beach was no exception. The Spring Rally was understandably cancelled and just when we thought that the Autumn Rally would follow suit,  … Read More

Upcoming Beach Chamber Events for November

Upcoming Beach Chamber Events for November

Please save the dates and join us as we welcome back some of our favorite in-person events: Business After Hours – November 5, 2020 Join us for Business After Hours at Los Antojitos, sponsored by Trustmark and A Superior Air Conditioning Company. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while networking with  … Read More

Advanced Fire Protection Services Announces New Tallahassee Office

Advanced Fire Protection Services Announces New Tallahassee Office

Advanced Fire Protection Services, Inc. (AFPS), a leading provider in the life-safety systems industry, today announced plans to expand into the Tallahassee area. A locally owned family business, AFPS was founded in 1989 by Mike and Linda Brown with the vision of becoming the most respected life-safety company in the  … Read More

Gold Standard Broadcasting & Laurie Broadcasting launch Hot 101.7

Gold Standard Broadcasting, Inc has begun operating Laurie Broadcasting’s 1430 AM WLTG & 101.7 FM Panama City, FL and has flipped the station from Conservative Talk to Rhythmic CHR and new moniker The New Hot 101.7, Panama City’s Party Station! The move resurrects the “Hot” brand that was utilized by  … Read More

5th Annual Bloody Mary & Music Fest

5th Annual Bloody Mary & Music Fest

Mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Bloody Mary & Music Fest on November 7th from 11:00AM – 2:00PM at Sheraton PCB Golf and Spa Resort. Several bars and restaurants will compete for the title of “Best Bloody Mary in the Grand Lagoon.” The winner will be crowned the “Big  … Read More

Learning Through Roller Skating-Conquering Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Skater’s Choice , which has been providing fun, safe and exciting experiences for children for years, has added a new dimension to their game: virtual education! Skater’s Choice has combined science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with roller skating to help children learn and experience concepts through a virtual experience  … Read More

Grifols Panama City Accepting Donations from People Who Have Recovered from COVID-19

Grifols, a global healthcare company with a track record of more than 100 years and a recognized leader in the development and production of plasma-derived medicines, is identifying, screening and selecting volunteer donors who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma at the Grifols Biomat USA center in Panama  … Read More

Visit Panama City Beach President & CEO Dan Rowe Appointed Chair of Visit Florida

Visit Panama City Beach President & CEO Dan Rowe Appointed Chair of Visit Florida

Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce that its President and CEO Dan Rowe has been appointed as the 2020 – 2021 Chair of the Visit Florida board. Visit Panama City Beach, the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Fla., works directly with Visit Florida to drive  … Read More

NW Florida Small Business Grant Accepting Applications

The Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program is still accepting applications from eligible businesses to be recipients of the $5,000 grant awards until such time that the grant funding is depleted. This grant was made possible through a $300,000 contribution from Gulf Power, and it is the second  … Read More

Truland Homes Expands Homebuilding Operations

Truland Homes Expands Homebuilding Operations with Panama City Grand Opening Community Announcement Panama City, June 23, 2020 – Truland Homes is pleased to announce a new community opening in Panama City and the official opening of its Panama City Beach division office. On Thursday, June 25th, the single-family home builder  … Read More

Helping Bay County’s Vulnerable: Pop Up Mobile Food Pantry

Panama City, Fl – In these trying times of COVID-19 and just 17 months after a horrific hurricane, Bay County’s vulnerable are suffering even more with getting access to food. Rebuild Bay has provided approximately 6000 meals since the beginning of COVID-19 thanks to a grant provided by The United  … Read More

Back Relieves Peters as Commander of NSWC PCD

Back Relieves Peters as Commander of NSWC PCD

Capt. David N. Back relieved Capt. Aaron S. Peters as commanding officer, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) in a small ceremony at the headquarters flagpole May 8 in accordance with COVID-19 social distancing requirements. During the ceremony, Peters passed his command pin to Back as a  … Read More

Gulf Power Contributes $250,000 for Small Businesses

Gulf Power Contributes $250,000 for Small Businesses

— The grants will assist for-profit small businesses across Northwest Florida– The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of West Florida (UWF) today launched the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program to assist businesses across our communities impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The grant  … Read More

United Way of N W Florida Receives $125,000 from Gulf Power Foundation

As communities around the world grapple with the lasting economic and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, community support organizations like the United Way are in need more than ever. The United Way of Northwest Florida is honored to be the recipient of $125,000 donation from the Gulf Power Foundation  … Read More

Restaurants – Availability & Closures due to COVID-19

Like most of you, the Beach Chamber is closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. We are still encouraging members to do business with members, however, your health and safety are our top priority. Below, we have created a list of our local restaurants with updated availability, hours of operation, and services.  … Read More

Panama City Beach Postpones 2020 UNwineD Culinary Event

Panama City Beach Postpones 2020 UNwineD Culinary Event

Out of an abundance of caution and due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus in relation to large gatherings, Panama City Beach has decided to postpone UNwineD 2020, with hopes of rescheduling this fall. The decision was made following Governor Ron DeSantis’ statements to limit large-scale events in the  … Read More

Six Local Leaders Recognized at the Beach Chamber Awards Dinner

Six Local Leaders Recognized at the Beach Chamber Awards Dinner

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s celebratory Annual Awards Dinner was a night of recognition as it honored six of their outstanding members. On Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, the event was themed “Emerald City.” The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce would like  … Read More

PCB Sports Complex Announces New General Manager-Jamie Cox

PCB Sports Complex Announces New General Manager-Jamie Cox

The premier sports tourism complex, Panama City Beach Sports Complex, spearheaded by Visit Panama City Beach and managed by Sports Facilities Management (SFM), has hired Jamie Cox as General Manager. Cox is an experienced sports tourism industry leader, coming from the high-performing and award-winning Hoover Metropolitan Complex. SFM and Visit  … Read More

2020 Annual Award Dinner

2020 Annual Award Dinner

Update 2/10/20: Event is officially SOLD OUT. The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host the most anticipated event of Bay County’s local award season! The 2020 Annual Awards Dinner, presented by Noble Public Adjusting Group, will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Edgewater  … Read More

Home Delivery from Shaka Sushi and Southside Slice

Home Delivery from Shaka Sushi and Southside Slice

Shaka Sushi and Noodle Bar (Inlet Beach) and Southside Slice Pizzeria (Rosemary Beach®) are now offering delivery from 4:00PM to close every night. The delivery area is small for now – anywhere up to 3 miles around Shades Bar and Grill. There is a map on both websites showing exactly  … Read More

SkyWheel Panama City Beach Third Attraction Now Open

SkyWheel Panama City Beach Third Attraction Now Open

The newest full entertainment venue in Pier Park has now opened a brand-new attraction just in time for the busy holiday season. SkyWheel Panama City Beach has completed their third attraction, SkyWheel Miniature Golf Course, an 18-hole miniature golf course, completing the family fun entertainment venue project. The course was  … Read More

Miracle League Veterans Game

Miracle League Veterans Game

The Rotary Club of the Emerald Coast will host the 16th Miracle League Veterans Game on Wednesday November 6, 2019 where 30 of our American Heroes and Veterans from the Chester Sims Veterans Nursing Home will come to the Miracle League Field at Frank Brown Park for their semi-annual ’Fall  … Read More

Panama City Beach Hosts Fifth Annual Beach Home for the Holidays

Panama City Beach Hosts Fifth Annual Beach Home for the Holidays

While Thanksgiving Thursday is traditionally time for turkey, Santa Claus visits Panama City Beach early every year to set the stage for the most magical month of the year during Beach Home for the Holidays. Now in its fifth year, families from near and far will return to the destination  … Read More

Synergy Gold Group, LTD

The mission of KaratGold project is to create and develop a global infrastructure that will become a bridge between conventional and blockchain-based financial systems. Joby and Denise Gay, are bringing BLOCKCHAIN technology to the Beach and beyond…powered by GOLD! As a marketing agent of Karatbars International, the Gays are very  … Read More

Clark and Son Inc. Locating in Panama City

Clark and Son Inc. Locating in Panama City

The Bay Economic Development Alliance (BayEDA), Port Panama City, City of Panama City, and Bay County announced today that a leading distribution company for custom kitchen cabinets will be locating in Panama City, Florida. Clark and Son Inc. (Clark and Son) will locate their distribution and final assembly headquarters operation  … Read More

Shark’s Tooth Golf Club Selected for ACC Men’s Golf Championship Site

Shark’s Tooth Golf Club Selected for ACC Men’s Golf Championship Site

The Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championship will be played at four prestigious golf clubs from 2021-24, the league announced Wednesday following approval at the conference’s fall meetings. The following clubs will host the championship from 2021-24: 2021 – Capital City Club, Crabapple Golf Course (Atlanta, Georgia) 2022 – The  … Read More

5th Annual Panama City Beach Marathon, Half & 5K

5th Annual Panama City Beach Marathon, Half & 5K

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to host its 5th Annual Panama City Beach Marathon, sponsored by Visit Panama City Beach and Verizon Wireless. Set for Saturday, December 7, 2019, the 26.2 mile race is a staple for the community and attracts hundreds of both residents and  … Read More

Innovations FCU Selected as a Best Credit Union to Work for 2019

Innovations FCU Selected as a Best Credit Union to Work for 2019

A memorable experience starts with our Team Members at Innovations Federal Credit Union! We are pleased to announce that Innovations was selected for Credit Union Journal’s annual ranking of Best Credit Union to Work For 2019, a project in partnership with Best Companies Group. Innovations’ team members completed an anonymous  … Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Bay County is Open for Business After Hurricane Michael

When Julie McConnell gets a phone call about a lawn and garden question, the conversation inevitably turns to Hurricane Michael. “They’re calling with a tree question, but you end up knowing the whole story of their life over the past year—if they stayed or if they left, if they’re back  … Read More

Invention Convention/STEM Expo 2020

Invention Convention/STEM Expo 2020

2020 will be the third year Gulf Coast State College, Florida State University, Bay District Schools and NSWCPCD have collaborated to bring Invention Convention to our students and our communities. It has grown each year, and we hope to continue that trend. Planning for the 2020 event is beginning, and  … Read More

Panama City Beach Pirates of the High Seas Fest

Panama City Beach Pirates of the High Seas Fest

This Columbus Day weekend, Panama City Beach invites kids of all ages to find their sea legs and join in the celebrations of the 2019 Pirates of the High Seas Fest. From Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, this year’s annual festival will bring swashbuckling adventures to the destination,  … Read More

Win a $15,000 Panama City Beach Wedding

Win a $15,000 Panama City Beach Wedding

Resort Collection, the industry leader in property management, just announced it will be giving one lucky bride or groom a free wedding valued at $15,000. The contest allows participants to enter the contest through October 27, 2019. The Grand Prize winner will win a wedding ceremony and reception at either  … Read More

Beach Care Services hosts 4th Annual Dinner on the Bay & Block Party

Beach Care Services hosts 4th Annual Dinner on the Bay & Block Party

Presented by SkyWheel Panama City Beach and benefiting Beach care services, this popular local event features a three-course dinner for 750 of our closest friends, silent auctions, premium raffle prizes, Live Music by: Terry Brock & Friends, Anne Cline, Sean Brewer, Jason Bennet and Wally Tirado. We are going to  … Read More

Friday at the Beach-November 8

Friday at the Beach-November 8

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting its quarterly Friday at the Beach event on Friday, November 8 from 7:30-9:00 AM. This networking meeting is sponsored by Dermatology Specialists and the Morgan Law Group, and breakfast is sponsored by A Superior Air Conditioning. The event will take place  … Read More

Beach Ordinance on Double Red Flags

Beach Ordinance on Double Red Flags

The Panama City Beach City Council recently approved new regulations strengthening the enforcement of the beach safety flag system. When double red flags fly, swimmers who refuse an order to leave the Gulf of Mexico may be subject to fines and arrest. The new ordinance, adopted August 8 and effective  … Read More

Schooners 30th Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament – Oct. 14-20

Schooners 30th Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament – Oct. 14-20

Schooners Lobster Festival and Tournament has traditionally taken place the 3rd week of September. The event is now moving to the 3rd week of October. Many families and divers have planned their Panama City Beach getaways to coincide with the event. “We want to remind all the divers who participate  … Read More

Lynn Haven Dedicates Trailhead to Frances Wittkopf of the Rails-to-Trails Project

Lynn Haven Dedicates Trailhead to Frances Wittkopf of the Rails-to-Trails Project

The City of Lynn Haven will be hosting its first Rails-to-Trails trailhead dedication ceremony in honor of former Commissioner Frances Wittkopf. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 8:30am and will take place at the southeast corner of Hwy 390 and Georgia Ave., where Phase 2  … Read More

Panama City Rescue Mission Announces New President & CEO Stephen Fett

Panama City Rescue Mission Announces New President & CEO Stephen Fett

The Panama City Rescue Mission is a nonprofit dedicated to providing emergency services, transitional housing, addiction recovery programs for men and women, advocacy/referrals, Christian counseling, and special outreaches to homeless and indigent men, women, and children of the central panhandle of Florida. Panama City Rescue Mission is pleased to announce  … Read More

Innisfree Hotels Opens SpringHill Suites by Marriott in PCB

Innisfree Hotels Opens SpringHill Suites by Marriott in PCB

Marriott International announced that the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Panama City Beach, Florida is now open. The 200-suite beachfront hotel, located at 12513 Front Beach Road, will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by SSPCB LLC and managed by Innisfree Hotels, Inc. of Gulf Breeze, Florida. The SpringHill Suites  … Read More

Golf Classic at Bay Point Golf Club

Golf Classic at Bay Point Golf Club

Join the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce on Friday, September 27 for the 10th Annual Golf Classic, presented by Community Bank. Taking place at the newly renovated Bay Point Golf Club, this year’s tournament will feature all the great perks you’re used to, plus a few new, unforgettable additions.  … Read More

Friday at the Beach in July

Friday at the Beach in July

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting its quarterly Friday at the Beach event on Friday, July 19 from 7:30-9:00 AM. This networking meeting is sponsored by Kanner & Pintaluga and JourneyPure, and breakfast is sponsored by ASuperior Air Conditioning. The event will take place in the Advanced  … Read More

Margaritaville Watersound Located in the Panhandle of Florida

Margaritaville Watersound Located in the Panhandle of Florida

Master developer Minto Communities USA (“Minto”), global lifestyle brand Margaritaville Holdings and The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) (“St. Joe”) announce the official formation of their joint venture to develop Latitude Margaritaville Watersound, an active adult community in Florida’s Panhandle region located in Bay County near Panama City Beach and  … Read More

Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union

Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union Recognized by DepositAccounts.com in 2019 Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America Charlotte, N.C., DATE — DepositAccounts.com, a subsidiary of LendingTree, has released its list of the 2019 Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America. It is such an honor to have Panhandle Educators FCU  … Read More

Capt. Anderson III Shell Island Eco-Tour Open for Business

Following Hurricane Michael, Shell Island and St. Andrew’s State Park were no exception to the damage a category 5 storm produces. The Capt. Anderson III’s dock and boardwalk at the Island have been under construction since the storm, patiently waiting for the state to approve access. We are extremely excited  … Read More

American Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Daily Service Between Panama City Beach and Washington, DC

American Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Daily Service Between Panama City Beach and Washington, DC

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) and American Airlines announce brand new non-stop daily service between ECP and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) beginning January 7, 2020. “With the addition of American Airlines service at ECP starting last summer, we’ve seen even more passenger growth at our Airport,” said  … Read More

Legendary Marine to host Business After Hours

Legendary Marine will host Business After Hours on Thursday, July 25th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Join fellow Beach Chamber members for networking, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Thank you to Kanner and Pintaluga, P.A. and Williamson Brothers, Inc.for sponsoring the networking event. Register to attend at https://conta.cc/2WIbQV1 Business After Hours is exclusive to  … Read More

SkyWheel Panama City Beach to Host Local Radio DJ’s World Record Attempt

SkyWheel Panama City Beach to Host Local Radio DJ’s World Record Attempt

In just 12 days, the newest full entertainment venue in Pier Park will be the host for local radio host Jake “Paco” Navarro to attempt breaking the world record for Longest marathon on a fairground/theme park attraction. Jake “Paco” Navarro first contacted SkyWheel Panama City Beach upon their opening in  … Read More

Beachy Beach Real Estate & BeachyCations To Host Groundbreaking Ceremony

Beachy Beach Real Estate & BeachyCations To Host Groundbreaking Ceremony

Beachy Beach Real Estate and BeachyCations will host a groundbreaking ceremony for their new headquarters on June 5th of 2019 at 9:00 AM. The new 7000 square feet state-of-the-art office will be dedicated in memory of Karen Smith’s late husband, Hugh Smith. Building the new headquarters has been a dream  … Read More

Visit PCB Announces New VP of Sales Renee Lalanne-Wuerdeman & Sales Coordinator “Harrison” Moon

Visit PCB Announces New VP of Sales Renee Lalanne-Wuerdeman & Sales Coordinator “Harrison” Moon

Visit Panama City Beach has announced that industry-veteran Renee Lalanee-Wuerdeman has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and newcomer Thomas “Harrison” Moon has been named Sales Coordinator. The two will spearhead all sales efforts for the Northwest Florida beachside community, working to increase year-round group and leisure business. “With  … Read More

IRONMAN Foundation To Provide $100,000 in Humanitarian Relief

The IRONMAN Foundation® will provide a $100,000 Humanitarian Relief Effort Grant to the City of Panama City Community Development to help them solve the housing shortage created by Hurricane Michael. Specifically, the grant will help to fund new technology using 3D concrete robot printers that will build affordable and durable  … Read More

Groundbreaking for $33M Senior Living Community in Panama City Beach

Quality Senior Living and the Panama City Beach Chamber will host a groundbreaking for Bay County’s newest Resort-Style Senior Housing Community, The Blake at Panama City Beach on Friday May 10 at 10AM. The Blake will feature a full continuum of services in richly appointed Assisted Living and Memory Care  … Read More

SweetBay Passes 200 Home Sale Milestone

SweetBay Passes 200 Home Sale Milestone

The SweetBay Community achieved an important milestone – our 200th home sale! The development team is excited to see the community take shape. Marketing Director for the SweetBay community Holly Pituch said, “We are thrilled to see the SweetBay community grow as quickly as it has. Whether it’s the community  … Read More

Hurricane Michael Insurance Consumer Village

More than 1,300 insurance complaints have been filed related to Hurricane Michael and 18,632 claims are still open in Bay County. In response to the prolonged issues consumers are having with insurance companies, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis will deploy an insurance consumer village in Panama City, Monday, May 6  … Read More

Final Hurricane Debris Pickup for Lynn Haven

Final Hurricane Debris Pickup for Lynn Haven

The Lynn Haven City Commission passed on Tuesday, April 23rd to do a final citywide hurricane debris pickup for all remaining residential debris. Mayor Anderson said at the Commission meeting on Tuesday that she spoke with Acting City Manager Vickie Gainer and department heads concerning all the debris left in  … Read More

Recromax Names Scott Sarel New Director of Renovation Services

Recromax Names Scott Sarel New Director of Renovation Services

Recromax, Florida’s premier restoration and renovation services company, announces Scott Sarel joining the company to oversee Recromax’s Renovation Service Division. Scott Sarel comes to Recromax with great experience, most recently as the Sr. National Director of Installations for Sears Home Improvement Products where he lead all operations for one of  … Read More

Celebrating 10 Years of the Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Celebrating 10 Years of the Women’s Work-Life Symposium

**Monday April 22 Update: The event is SOLD OUT!** The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to celebrate 10 years of the Women’s Work-Life Symposium. Presented again by Emerald Coast Hospice, the date is set for Friday, May 17, at Florida State University Panama City’s Holley Academic Center. The  … Read More

City of Lynn Haven Private Property Debris Removal

The City of Lynn Haven will be accepting applications for the Private Property Debris Removal and Demolition Program starting April 1st through June 1st. This program is designed for private property owners that need assistance with clearing their property from Hurricane Michael related storm debris and for demolition projects necessary  … Read More

Business After Hours at Camp Helen State Park

Camp Helen State Park will host Business After Hours on Thursday, April 18 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Join fellow Beach Chamber members for networking, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. This event is proudly sponsored by Booking.com and The Morgan Law Group. Register here to attend. Business After Hours is exclusive to  … Read More

New Hospital President Announced for Bay Medical

New Hospital President Announced for Bay Medical

Evans, who was raised in the Panama City area, has served as the hospital’s chief operating officer for the past year. He began his healthcare career as a firefighter/paramedic. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in health services administration at the University of Central Florida, he earned his master’s degrees in  … Read More

Verizon Hosting Food Drive Benefitting Feeding the Gulf Coast

Verizon will to host a two-day food drive benefitting Feeding the Gulf Coast on March 23 and 24 at its corporate store in Panama City and four Bay County authorized retail locations, to support their efforts in the Panhandle following Hurricane Michael. Feeding the Gulf Coast food barrels will be  … Read More

Civil Service vote to be on April 16 ballot

The Panama City Beach City Council approved an ordinance last week to revise the duties of the City’s Civil Service Board. The ordinance, which calls for amending the City’s Charter and Code of Ordinances, requires a vote of the residents. A simple majority of electors voting on the measure is  … Read More

Resort Collection Offers Free Vacation for Life

Resort Collection Offers Free Vacation for Life

Year-long contest gives entrants opportunity of a “lifetime!” Resort Collection, the industry leader in property management, just announced its “Vacation for Life” contest on March 1, 2019. The contest allows participants to enter the contest for one year. The Grand Prize winner will win one free 7-night vacation in Panama  … Read More

Six Local Leaders Recognized at Annual Awards Dinner

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s celebratory Annual Awards Dinner was a night of recognition as it honored six of their outstanding members. On Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, the event was themed “A Coastal Affair, Celebrating our Community.” The Panama City Beach Chamber  … Read More

Mexico Beach Makes Pivotal Steps Forward as People Begin to Rebuild

It has been four months since Mexico Beach, a tranquil and serene slice of “old Florida” beloved by so many, was ravaged by Hurricane Michael. On February 5, the Mexico Beach City Council passed a new comprehensive plan for the city as well as new land development regulations, dedicated to  … Read More

Bay EDA Announces International Boarding School, Casa Laxmi is Coming to Area

The Bay Economic Development Alliance (BayEDA) and the Bay County Commission announced today that an international foundation, Casa Laxmi Foundation, Inc., 501(c)(3) (Casa Laxmi), is establishing an international boarding school for students from kindergarten through grade 12 in Bay County, Florida. The boarding school will have a philanthropic emphasis where  … Read More

PanhandleRelief.org to donate $50,000 to Panama City Florida Hurricane Relief Fund

Panhandlerelief.org is donating $50,000 to the hurricane relief fund set up by the city of Panama City. The check presentation will take place Tuesday morning at the Panama City Council Meeting in Panama City, FL. The Panama City Florida Hurricane Relief Fund, Inc. is 501 C-3 was set up by  … Read More

Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Golf Club Set to Re-Open Following Hurricane Michael Cleanup

Bay Point Golf Club at Sheraton Bay Point Resort and KemperSports announce The Nicklaus Course at Bay Point will re-open for public play on March 1, 2019, following extensive cleanup and repairs from Hurricane Michael. As the only Nicklaus Design in Northwest Florida and one of the premier destination golf  … Read More

UNwineD, the Premier Event of Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach continues to add to its lineup of fantastic entertainment and events in 2019 with the announcement of UNwineD, presented in partnership with Southern Living. The annual two-day event, taking place March 22-23 at Aaron Bessant Park, will feature craft beer and wine tasting, creative cocktails, culinary creations  … Read More

2019 Annual Awards Dinner

2019 Annual Awards Dinner

As of February 5, 2019, the Annual Awards Dinner is officially sold out! The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its 2019 Annual Awards Dinner, presented by Noble Public Adjusting Group, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. This prestigious event will  … Read More

Five Communities Named 2019 ‘Great American Defense Communities’

Five Communities Named 2019 ‘Great American Defense Communities’

Five communities across the country have been named to the 2019 class of Great American Defense Communities, the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) announced with USAA, the program’s official sponsor. The Great American Defense Communities program, now in its fourth year, recognizes military communities and regions that help improve the  … Read More

Paddle 4 PC Event presented by Destination Panama City

Kick off the New Year with the first SUP Pop Up event presented by Destination Panama City. Join us Saturday, January 5, in Panama City, Florida for a 1 mile paddle along St. Andrews Bay. This donation based event will benefit a future public art project. Afterwards, all participants (over  … Read More

NextEra Energy completes acquisition of Gulf Power from Southern Company

NextEra Energy completes acquisition of Gulf Power from Southern Company

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) has completed its previously announced acquisition of Gulf Power Company from Southern Company (NYSE: SO). “We are excited to welcome our new colleagues from Gulf Power to the NextEra Energy family,” said Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy. “The last few  … Read More

Bay Medical Sacred Heart Reopens Inpatient Heart & Surgical Care Jan. 2

Bay Medical Sacred Heart announced today it is resuming inpatient care on January 2, 2019. As the hospital reopens inpatient and ambulatory services in stages, the initial focus will be on heart care, surgery, and trauma care. “Bay Medical has served Bay County and the surrounding area for 70 years,  … Read More

Verizon Wireless, Red Cross Lend a Hand to Panama City Residents Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Verizon Wireless, Red Cross Lend a Hand to Panama City Residents Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Wireless Carrier Teams up with Red Cross to Host Supply Kit Events at 10 Corporate Owned and Authorized Retail Locations on Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Moving on following the aftermath of Hurricane Michael has been difficult for many residents from nine counties in the surrounding Panama  … Read More

Beach Chamber Makes Donation to Bay District Schools Hurricane Relief

Beach Chamber Makes Donation to Bay District Schools Hurricane Relief

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a $7,000 donation to Bay District Schools. These funds were raised through the Annual Panama City Beach Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. Recognizing the needs of students and teachers in our community after Hurricane Michael, the support of our  … Read More

Mexico Beach Opens Temporary Welcome Center

Mexico Beach Opens Temporary Welcome Center

Mexico Beach, a tranquil and serene slice of “old Florida” beloved by so many, was ravaged by Hurricane Michael this past October. Illustrating the community’s resolve and passion for its longtime visitors, many of whom made the community their second home, the Mexico Beach Welcome Center reopened its doors on  … Read More

Annual Christmas Party and Business After Hours at Saltwater Grill

Annual Christmas Party and Business After Hours at Saltwater Grill

Members of the Beach Chamber are invited to mix and mingle at our Annual Christmas Party and Business After Hours on Thursday, December 13 at Saltwater Grill. Join us for festive fun, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from 5:00 7:00 pm. The event is proudly sponsored by Grand Slam Sports Tournaments  … Read More

St. Joe Announces Plans for a New Hotel at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

St. Joe Announces Plans for a New Hotel at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) (“St. Joe”) today announces plans to construct, own and operate a new branded hotel, immediately adjacent and convenient to the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP). Following St. Joe’s business strategy of expanding its portfolio of income producing properties, as well as growing its  … Read More

SBA Opens Mobile Business Recovery Center in Mexico Beach

Updated: 11/27/2018 – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the opening of a Mobile Business Recovery Center (MBRC) to provide one–on-one assistance for businesses in Bay County, at the Mexico Beach City Hall, 201 Paradise Path, Mexico Beach, FL on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Other Business Recovery Centers in Bay,  … Read More

Hurricane Michael Recovery Resources

Hurricane Michael – Florida Disaster Overview The president issued a major disaster declaration, including Individual and Public Assistance, for Florida (DR-4399). Other helpful information for Hurricane Michael recovery in Florida can be found at fema.gov/hurricane-michael and at floridadisaster.org Homeowners and renters in the following counties are eligible to apply for  … Read More

WOW! Technicians Build New Network to Restore Services by End of November

WOW! Technicians Build New Network to Restore Services by End of November

WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), a leading broadband and communications service provider, today announced it is working to accelerate the rebuilding of a state-of-the-art network to replace the network lost to Hurricane Michael. The company expects to restore services for most homes and businesses in Bay County by  … Read More

Calypso Tower lll Resumes Construction after Hurricane Michael

Calypso Tower lll Resumes Construction after Hurricane Michael

After receiving approvals from local officials and its engineering team, Calypso Tower lll, a luxury resort project by Calypso Tower III LLC located adjacent to Pier Park on Panama City Beach, recently resumed work on the 22-story condominium. “Our structural engineer team at Genesis Engineering Group reported that the building’s  … Read More

Is your Business Open? Please let us know!

Is your Business Open? Please let us know!

The Panama City Beach Chamber is committed to helping the entire community and bringing Bay County back from Hurricane Michael. As we work with community leaders from the Bay County EOC, the County, municipal cities, the TDC/CVB, EDA, Bay County Chamber, and others we hope to be a resource for  … Read More

Panama City Beach Tourism Surges 25.4 Percent for August

Panama City Beach Tourism Surges 25.4 Percent for August

Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council announce collections for the month of August 2018 were up 25.4 percent compared to August 2017, and the destination is currently up 10.2 percent for the fiscal year, which began October 2017. Through 11 months, Visit Panama City Beach’s  … Read More

HealthSouth Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Hospital to Unveil New Name

HealthSouth Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Hospital to Unveil New Name

HealthSouth Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Center will unveil its new name and brand as part of its Company’s name change and rebranding initiative. Beginning Oct. 1, the inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be known as Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Panama City. It will continue to provide the same high-quality, post-acute care  … Read More

Bay County Welcomes ACMT

The Bay Economic Development Alliance (BayEDA), the City of Lynn Haven, and Bay County announced today that a leading aerospace manufacturing supplier for precision component manufacturing, repair, overhaul and modification is opening a new operation in Bay County, Florida. ACMT, Inc, Advanced Composites & Metalforming Technologies (ACMT), headquartered in the  … Read More

Schooners 29th Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament

Every September, Schooners, The Last Local Beach Club, hosts the largest Lobster Festival and Tournament in Florida. Divers from all over the country travel to Panama City Beach to compete in the Tournament. The event draws thousands of lobster-loving spectators who take advantage of a delicious excuse to visit the  … Read More

PCBeachesDirect.com is Back Online

PCBeachesDirect.com recently resumed operation. This complete and easy to use online directory for the Panama City Beach area offers clickable links to all that Panama City Beach has to offer. A one-stop-search site for those seeking to explore, visit, vacation or invest in this popular beach destination. Originally launched in  … Read More

Bay EDA welcomes Revint to Bay County

Bay EDA welcomes Revint to Bay County

The Bay Economic Development Alliance (BayEDA) and the City of Lynn Haven announced today that a leader in the healthcare industry will be expanding to Bay County, Florida. Revint Solutions, a revenue recovery leader for healthcare providers throughout the nation has selected a facility in Lynn Haven to establish their  … Read More

Panama City POPS Appoints New Directors

Panama City POPS Appoints New Directors

Eight new members have been elected to the Board of Directors of The Panama City POPS Orchestra. Alfred Burgermeister, Margaret Cox, Pamela Kidwell, Al Leistner, Peggy McLane, Jen Miller, Tim Prather and David Scruggs were elected to the board at the organization’s June meeting. Also announced are the organization’s officers  … Read More

Just Jump Trampoline Park Receives Beautification Award

Just Jump Trampoline Park Receives Beautification Award

On July 20, 2018, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce presented its Beautification Award to Just Jump Trampoline Park, at the Friday the Beach networking breakfast. The Beautification Award recognizes Beach Chamber members who have made improvements to their property, making it aesthetically pleasing. Those improvements reflect pride of ownership  … Read More

Appreciation Luncheon for First Responders and Veterans

Appreciation Luncheon for First Responders and Veterans

The community is coming together again to give recognition and thanks to our first responders and veterans. A Superior Air Conditioning Company will hold its third quarterly First Responder & Vets Appreciation Lunches of the year again at Texas Roadhouse located in Pier Park North (15660 Panama City Beach Parkway,  … Read More

Jayna Leach to Receive Pinnacle Award

Jayna Leach to Receive Pinnacle Award

Visit Panama City Beach’s Vice President of Marketing Jayna Leach has been named a 2018 Pinnacle Award winner. Presented by 850 Business Magazine, the Pinnacle Awards shine the spotlight on female business leaders who hold themselves to high standards and contribute to the betterment of the community. Leach was one  … Read More

Beach Chamber Golf Classic

Beach Chamber Golf Classic

*As of July 16, this event is officially sold out! Join the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce on Friday, September 28, 2018, for the 9th Annual Golf Classic, presented by Community Bank. Taking place again at the beautiful Hombre Golf Club, this year’s tournament will feature all the great perks  … Read More

Catch the Moment Photo Contest benefiting Humane Society of Bay Co.

Catch the Moment Photo Contest benefiting Humane Society of Bay Co.

The Humane Society of Bay County is pleased to announce the 2018 photo contest, Catch the Moment. This Photo Fundraiser is a meaningful way to celebrate Northwest Florida while supporting the animals at our shelter. There are four (4) categories this year: (1) Animals, (2) Sunsets, (3) Sunrises; and (4)  … Read More

Sheraton Bay Point Resort to Host Business After Hours in July

Sheraton Bay Point Resort to Host Business After Hours in July

Sheraton Bay Point Resort will host Business After Hours on Thursday, July 26 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Join fellow Beach Chamber members for networking, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and the opportunity to make beneficial business connections. This event is sponsored by DRT/Disaster Response Team, and is exclusive to Beach  … Read More

Bay Point Golf Club at Sheraton to Renovate Nicklaus Course Greens

Bay Point Golf Club at Sheraton to Renovate Nicklaus Course Greens

Bay Point Golf Club at Sheraton Bay Point Resort and KemperSports announced today that The Nicklaus Course at Bay Point will temporarily close for play beginning June 25, 2018 to convert the greens from Tif-Dwarf Bermuda grass to new Ultra-Dwarf Tif-Eagle Bermuda grass, making it the premier golf course in  … Read More

Business After Hours at House of Bourbon

Business After Hours at House of Bourbon

House of Bourbon will host Business After Hours on Thursday, August 23 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Join fellow Beach Chamber members for networking, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and the opportunity to make beneficial business connections. House of Bourbon is located in the heart of St. Andrews, in the historic  … Read More

Sleep Center Donates Nearly $25,000 of Tempurpedic to Anchorage Children’s Home

Sleep Center Donates Nearly $25,000 of Tempurpedic to Anchorage Children’s Home

The Sleep Center Superstores in Panama City, Florida is donating sixteen (16) Tempurpedic mattresses to Anchorage Children’s Home, a non-profit organization who provides a continuum of care for at-risk and abused and neglected children, youth and their families. The Sleep Center will deliver Tempurpedic mattresses, on or before July 31,  … Read More

Chasin’ The Sun” Fishing Show Renewed for 4th Season

Chasin’ The Sun” Fishing Show Renewed for 4th Season

Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce that its award-winning television series, “Chasin’ The Sun,” has been renewed for a fourth season and will premiere in January 2019 on Discovery Channel. “Chasin’ The Sun” is an award-winning fishing and coastal lifestyle television program that showcases the diverse angling, diving,  … Read More

Friday at the Beach in July

Friday at the Beach in July

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting its quarterly Friday at the Beach event on Friday, July 20 from 7:30-9:00 AM. This networking meeting is sponsored by Bay Medical Sacred Heart and Panama City Toyota, and breakfast is sponsored by ASuperior Air Conditioning. The event will take place  … Read More

Panama City Beach Sports Complex Breaks Ground

Panama City Beach Sports Complex Breaks Ground

Today the official groundbreaking took place of the $37 million Panama City Beach Sports Complex, which is slated to open its first phase in May 2019. A ceremony marked the milestone, welcoming more than 100 attendees with remarks by representatives from Visit Panama City Beach, Bay County Tourism Development Council  … Read More

Bay EDA Announces Butterfly Training Corp Coming to Bay County

Bay EDA Announces Butterfly Training Corp Coming to Bay County

The Bay Economic Development Alliance (BayEDA) and Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) announced today, Europe based Butterfly Training, will be establishing their U.S. headquarters in Bay County, Florida. Butterfly Training was founded in Paris, France and now has seven locations throughout Europe. Butterfly Training’s entrance into Bay County will be  … Read More

New Royal American Mascot in the Works

New Royal American Mascot in the Works

Royal American Beach Getaways and the Boardwalk Beach Hotel will introduce a new costumed character to guests and owners this summer. The Panama City Beach-based rental management company and hotel have contracted with International Mascot Corporation, tasking the group to create a branded hermit crab who will make appearances at  … Read More

Sun, Fun and Fireworks!

Sun, Fun and Fireworks!

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 4th of July than watching fireworks on the beach! When celebrating Independence Day on Panama City Beach, there are several days of festivities for you and your family to enjoy. After celebrating in the sun all day, be sure to check out the  … Read More

Joe Holt Named Community Market President for Trustmark

Joe Holt Named Community Market President for Trustmark

Trustmark is pleased to announce that Joe Holt has been named Community Market President for its Panama City, Florida market. “Joe brings a strong background in credit, commercial lending and business banking to his new role,” Trustmark Regional President John Sumrall stated. “I am confident that under Joe’s leadership, we  … Read More

Bay EDA Announces Air Temp of America Coming to Bay County

Bay EDA Announces Air Temp of America Coming to Bay County

The Bay Economic Development Alliance (BayEDA) announced today that one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers will be establishing its United States headquarters and first U.S. manufacturing operation in Bay County, Florida. Air Temp of America, Inc. (Air Temp), a subsidiary of Air Temp de México, S.A. de C.V will  … Read More

Panhandle Educators FCU Recognized by DepositAccounts.com Top Healthiest Credit Unions

Panhandle Educators FCU Recognized by DepositAccounts.com Top Healthiest Credit Unions

DepositAccounts.com, a subsidiary of LendingTree, has released its list of the 2018 Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America. “It is such an honor to have Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union recognized among the top 200 healthiest in America,” said Greg Frith / CEO. “Being part of this list shows  … Read More

40 Day Snapper Recreational Season in Gulf Waters

40 Day Snapper Recreational Season in Gulf Waters

Keep Florida Fishing® (KFF), an advocacy arm of the American Sportfishing Association, today welcomed the announcement by Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) regarding the decision by NOAA Fisheries to grant an exempted fishing permit (EFP) to Florida to test state management of  … Read More

Celebrate Tourism Appreciation Day on Panama City Beach

Celebrate Tourism Appreciation Day on Panama City Beach

Whether sinking your toes in the sugar- white sand beaches, enjoying family-fun activities, dining, shopping or exploring the beauty of the great outdoors, Panama City Beach offers endless opportunities for every type of vacationer. As May 9 marks “Tourism Appreciation Day”, Visit Panama City Beach invites locals and visitors alike  … Read More

CENTURY 21 Blue Marlin Pelican Announces First Condo to Break Ground in PCB in 10 Years

CENTURY 21 Blue Marlin Pelican Announces First Condo to Break Ground in PCB in 10 Years

CENTURY 21 Blue Marlin Pelican announces the Ground Breaking Ceremony and Launch Party of Calypso Tower III on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The twenty-two-story condominium will be the first condominium to be built in Panama City Beach in ten years. Known for their resort  … Read More

9th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium

9th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 9th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium. Presented again by Emerald Coast Hospice, the date is set for Friday, May 18, at Florida State University Panama City’s Holley Academic Center. The event is scheduled from 7:30 AM until 3:30 PM  … Read More

Panama City Beach City Council Candidates Forum

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to host a Candidates Forum, on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:00 pm. The forum will take place at the Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort Conference Center, located at 520 Richard Jackson Blvd., and will be moderated by Tom Lewis of WMBB-TV.  … Read More

UNwineD Culinary Event Featuring St. Paul & the Broken Bones

UNwineD Culinary Event Featuring St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Panama City Beach continues to add to its lineup of fantastic entertainment and events in 2018 with the announcement of UNwineD, presented in partnership with Southern Living Magazine. The annual two-day event taking place March 23-24 at Aaron Bessant Park will feature craft beer and wine tasting, creative cocktails, culinary  … Read More

Small Business Development Center

As the only statewide provider of entrepreneurial and business development services, the Florida SBDC Network plays a vital role in Florida’s economic development by assisting entrepreneurs in every stage of the business life cycle. Since 1976, FSBDCs have assisted hundreds of thousands of emerging and growing businesses by providing the  … Read More

Celebrating 63 Years with Buddy Gandy’s Seafood

Buddy Gandy’s Seafood, a family-owned business serving Bay County, the entire FL panhandle and numerous restaurants all over the United States, is hosting a 63 year anniversary celebration on March 22, 2018 in St. Andrews. Buddy Gandy and his brother Kenyon, began serving up a variety of seafood and providing  … Read More

Annual Dinner Recognizes Six Local Leaders

Annual Dinner Recognizes Six Local Leaders

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s celebratory Annual Awards Dinner, themed “The Secret Garden,” was a night of recognition as it honored six outstanding Beach Chamber members on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort. The Beach Chamber would like to thank the Presenting Sponsor, Noble  … Read More

New Sports Park and Stadium Coming to Panama City Beach

New Sports Park and Stadium Coming to Panama City Beach

The Bay County Commission gave a unanimous approval for the construction of the first phase of the Panama City Beach Sports Park & Stadium Complex. The flexible, multipurpose design consists of thirteen fields: eight rectangular fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, football and flag football, as well as five collegiate-sized baseball  … Read More

AVIAN Awarded Multi-Vehicle Communications System Support Contract

AVIAN Awarded Multi-Vehicle Communications System Support Contract

AVIAN LLC was recently awarded a 5 year / $26.6M contract to provide the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Beach, Florida with production support for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Multi-Vehicle Communications System (MVCS). AVIAN will provide services for engineering drawings generation; producing, assembling, repairing and overhauling the MVCS;  … Read More

Business After Hours at Shark’s Tooth Golf Club

Business After Hours at Shark’s Tooth Golf Club

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours on Thursday, March from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Shark’s Tooth Golf Club, sponsored by RiverCamps. Join fellow Beach Chamber members for networking, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and the opportunity to make beneficial business connections.  This event  … Read More

Bay Medical Announces New COO & CQO

Bay Medical Announces New COO & CQO

CEO Steve Grubbs is pleased to announce the addition of two members to the administrative team. Heath Evans is the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart and Laney Kennedy, RN, MSN, CIC, has accepted the position of Chief Quality Officer (CQO). Evans most recently served  … Read More

Join us at Friday at the Beach in March

Join us at Friday at the Beach in March

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting its quarterly Friday at the Beach event on Friday, March 9 from 7:30-9:00 AM. This networking meeting is sponsored by Bay Medical Sacred Heart and Community Bank, and breakfast is sponsored by ASuperior Air Conditioning. Guest speaker and Bay County Manager,  … Read More

2018 Beach Chamber Annual Awards Dinner

2018 Beach Chamber Annual Awards Dinner

UPDATE: Officially Sold Out! The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host the most anticipated event of Bay County’s local award season! The 2018 Annual Awards Dinner, presented by Noble Public Adjusting Group, will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at Edgewater Beach & Golf  … Read More

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Welcomes American Airlines

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Welcomes American Airlines

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) and American Airlines are excited to announce beginning June 7, 2018, American Airlines will be providing new daily air service for passengers. American Airlines will offer nonstop service to Charlotte Douglas (CLT) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airports. The two airports serve as two  … Read More

Announcing the Beach Chamber’s First IdeaCamp of 2018

Announcing the Beach Chamber’s First IdeaCamp of 2018

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its IdeaCamp on Wednesday, January 31, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, at Gulf Coast Burger Company, located at 10031 Hutchison Boulevard. Guest Speaker Kevin Elliott will speak on the topic, “18 in 18,” where guests will challenging guests to make a  … Read More

Panama City Beach Announces New Developments On The Horizon

Panama City Beach Announces New Developments On The Horizon

At the end of a record-breaking year, with bed tax collections up over 13 percent for the fiscal year,  Visit Panama City Beach is highlighting new plans for developments that will continue to enhance the destination. 2017 has seen hotel brands including Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International and InterContinental Hotels Group  … Read More

Business After Hours at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

Business After Hours at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its Business After Hours on Thursday, January 18 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, located at 16230 Front Beach Rd., in Panama City Beach. Join fellow Chamber members at Business After Hours for lots of fun, hors  … Read More

Dragon Masters Deactivated Friday after Six Decades of AMCM Excellence

Dragon Masters Deactivated Friday after Six Decades of AMCM Excellence

After 63 years of flying test and evaluation mission flights, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Dragon Masters Aviation Unit was deactivated in a ceremony Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The aviation unit mission was to fly test and evaluation missions for the only Navy lab located along the  … Read More

Ironman Modernizes Aquaman: DAVD Proves Successful HVL Event, Surpasses Phase II Testing

Ironman Modernizes Aquaman: DAVD Proves Successful HVL Event, Surpasses Phase II Testing

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division’s Diver Augmented Vision Display (DAVD) project team successfully surpassed all expectations at the first in-water testing Oct. 10-13, 2017. Sponsored by Naval Sea Systems Command Supervisor, Diving and Salvage (NAVSEA 00C), Panama City’s project team was elated to see how well the DAVD  … Read More

Panama City Beach Announces 3rd Season of “Chasin’ The Sun” Fishing Show

Panama City Beach Announces 3rd Season of “Chasin’ The Sun” Fishing Show

Visit Panama City Beach is proud to announce that the third season of its award-winning television series, “Chasin’ The Sun,” will premiere on Saturday, January 6, 2018 on Discovery Channel. “Chasin’ The Sun” is a fishing and coastal lifestyle television program that showcases the diverse angling, diving, and cultural opportunities  … Read More

Ripley’s Drew Morales Wins Manager of the Year Award

Ripley’s Drew Morales Wins Manager of the Year Award

The Manager of the Year Award is open to all Managers with responsibility for operating a business with full P&L responsibility. The award is open to all of our company-owned business lines, including Attractions, Aquariums and Ripley Publishing. The Awards Committee carefully considers 5 major factors for this award. This  … Read More

Kick off the New Year at First Friday with the Beach

On Friday, January 12, 2018, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will join the Bay County Chamber of Commerce for First Friday with the Beach. This combined Chamber meeting will take place at Florida State University Panama City’s Holley Academic Center at 8:00 AM, with networking beginning at 7:15  … Read More

Annual Christmas Party and Business After Hours

Annual Christmas Party and Business After Hours

‘Tis the season for our Annual Christmas Party and Business After Hours, sponsored by Panama City Toyota, and Booking.com! Join your fellow Beach Chamber members at The Grand Marlin’s beautiful restaurant to enjoy hors-d’oeuvres, cocktails, networking, and festive fun. Dress as fancy as you wish or wear your tacky Christmas sweater–  … Read More

AVIAN Awarded Airborne Mine Countermeasures Contract

AVIAN Awarded Airborne Mine Countermeasures Contract

AVIAN LLC was recently awarded a $15M contract providing logistics support and training for current and future Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) systems onboard the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Beach, Florida. AVIAN will provide technical support to the government by developing and sustaining Life Cycle Management (LCM) and Integrated  … Read More

Announcing November’s IdeaCamp

Announcing November’s IdeaCamp

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its IdeaCamp on Wednesday, November 29, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, at The Pour coffee shop, located at 12902 Front Beach Road. Guest Speaker Laura Holloway will speak on the topic, “Do Good Things: How to Add Purpose & Value to  … Read More

Beach Home for the Holidays

Beach Home for the Holidays

Create new holiday traditions this year in Panama City Beach! Thanksgiving Thursday may be the time for turkey, but that weekend, Santa Claus is coming to town! Presented by Southern Living, Beach Home for the Holidays waves goodbye to fall and sets the stage for the most magical month of  … Read More

Community Bands Together to Provide Support to Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

Community Bands Together to Provide Support to Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

A Superior Air Conditioning Company is launching a supply drive for those impacted by recent Hurricanes in Puerto Rico. They are partnering with Sponsors of Hope and Good Samaritan Shipping Ministries to fill shipping containers full of supplies that are desperately needed at this time in Puerto Rico. “This project  … Read More

Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center in PCB Hosts Community Open House Nov. 1

Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center in PCB Hosts Community Open House Nov. 1

The Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center in Panama City Beach would like to invite the community to an Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center recently moved into a new larger space in the same building and offers comprehensive adult and pediatric rehabilitation programs  … Read More

The Panama City Beach Marathon Prepares for its Third Year

The Panama City Beach Marathon Prepares for its Third Year

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to host its 3rd Annual Panama City Beach Marathon. Set for Saturday, December 2, 2017, the 26.2 mile race is a staple for the community and attracts thousands of both residents and visitors to Panama City Beach. The Panama City Beach  … Read More

Business After Hours at Capt. Andersons October 19

Business After Hours at Capt. Andersons October 19

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its next Business After Hours sponsored by Grand Slam Sports Tournaments on Thursday, October 19, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant & Waterfront Market, located at 5551 N. Lagoon Drive in Panama City Beach. Join fellow Chamber  … Read More

Bay County Economic Development Alliance Hires New Vice President

Bay County Economic Development Alliance Hires New Vice President

Bay County Economic Development Alliance (BayEDA) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Garrett Wright, who will join the BayEDA team as Vice President, working in Panama City Florida. “I was attracted to BayEDA by the laser focus mission to create and retain high quality jobs, and the commitment  … Read More

IdeaCamp’s Rescheduled Event Registration is Now Open

IdeaCamp’s Rescheduled Event Registration is Now Open

Due to unexpected bad weather, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce had to cancel IdeaCamp in August. The rescheduled IdeaCamp will be on Wednesday, September 27, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at a NEW location at Dave & Buster’s, located at 15701 L C Hilton Jr Drive in  … Read More

Hurricane Irma – Post Storm Update

Hurricane Irma – Post Storm Update

Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 9:45 AM (CT) The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce has created this page to provide updates to local residents, businesses, and visitors coming to our area. Due to the high volume of calls and emails we are receiving, the Beach Chamber wanted to help clear  … Read More

We’re Taking Business After Hours to 30A

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce and Walton Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Joint Business After Hours on Thursday, September 21 from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM at The Pointe on 30A, sponsored by Community Bank and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Join members of both Chambers for  … Read More

Education Encore – It Is Almost Time! No tests! No grades! No stress! Just fun!

Education Encore – It Is Almost Time! No tests! No grades! No stress! Just fun!

Join us in the Student Union East at Gulf Coast State College for our Education Encore registration kickoff event on Tuesday, August 29, beginning at 8:00 am. All are welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee and camaraderie with old and new friends, and in preparation for our upcoming Gulf  … Read More

GCSC Corporate College is Growing

GCSC Corporate College is Growing

Gulf Coast State College (GCSC), Corporate College added two new members to their team. Katrina “Kat” Andrews joins Corporate College as Program Developer/Coordinator for business and industry, and Lara Herter joins Corporate College as the Program Developer/Community & Education. Kat has more than 27 years of experience in the field  … Read More

Diego’s Brings Their Flavor to the East End of the Beach

Diego’s Brings Their Flavor to the East End of the Beach

A local restaurant that opened its doors on Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach in November 2013, Diego’s Burrito Factory has officially opened up its east end location at 6209 Sunset Drive, across from Winn-Dixie on Thomas Drive, on Friday, August 18, 2017. The restaurant welcomed close friends and  … Read More

Educator Days at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Educator Days at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Summer is almost over and school will soon be in session. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! wants to thank Florida K-12, College, Homeschool, Preschool educators, and school support staff by offering extended summer fun with the return of Educator Appreciation Days. Ripley’s attractions in Orlando, St. Augustine, Panama City Beach,  … Read More

3rd Annual Dazzle and Dine Fundraiser

Join us for an enchanting evening and a worthy cause at our Third Annual Dazzle and Dine, A Night of Enchantment event benefiting Angel House Bereavement Center, a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing bereavement services to children, adolescents and adults in Bay and Gulf counties. Dine and dance to the  … Read More

Community Bank Presents 8th Annual Golf Classic

Community Bank Presents 8th Annual Golf Classic

UPDATE: As of August 7, we are officially sold out! A waiting list has been created for any cancellations. Join the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce on Friday, September 29, 2017, for the 8th Annual Golf Classic, presented by Community Bank. Taking place again at the beautiful Hombre Golf  … Read More

Florida Festivals & Events Association Awards Panama City Beach’s UNwineD

Florida Festivals & Events Association Awards Panama City Beach’s UNwineD

Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council received five Sunsational Awards from the Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA), including the grand prize for “Most Innovative Project of the Year” with UNwineD, a two-day festival which took place this past March. Additionally, the destination picked up  … Read More

A Superior AC – Choose Your Charity Program

A Superior AC – Choose Your Charity Program

A Superior Air Conditioning is excited to share the success of their Choose Your Charity Program during the first seven months of 2017. The program started in January of 2017 and has already given over $36,000.00 to Non-Profit Organizations across Okaloosa, Walton and Bay Counties! Their goal for 2017 is  … Read More

Learn How to “Create Your Opportunity” at August’s IdeaCamp

Learn How to “Create Your Opportunity” at August’s IdeaCamp

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its IdeaCamp on Wednesday, August 30, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill, located at 15405 Front Beach Road. The topic is “Create Your Opportunity,” and guest speakers Brian Hilario and Erica Averion will talk about  … Read More

Royal American Beach Getaways Signs on as  Exclusive Hospitality Sponsor for “Chasin’ the Sun”

Royal American Beach Getaways Signs on as Exclusive Hospitality Sponsor for “Chasin’ the Sun”

Royal American Beach Getaways is proud to be the exclusive hospitality sponsor for season three of the award-winning fishing and coastal lifestyle show “Chasin’ the Sun.” The locally-filmed television series, recently picked up by Discovery Channel, highlights Panama City Beach, Florida’s, diverse attractions while promoting its appeal as a fun  … Read More

Douglas J. Sale published in the Stetson Law Review

Douglas J. Sale published in the Stetson Law Review

Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law, HSMc, Founding Partner Douglas J. Sale has been published in the Stetson Law Review. His inclusion, FREE ENTERPRISE VS. ECONOMIC INCENTIVES: THE EVOLUTION OF THE “PUBLIC PURPOSE” FULCRUM was published in the May 2017 Edition. “Representing local governments and private businesses since the 1970’s  … Read More

By The Sea Resorts, LLC Purchases The Shrimp Boat

By The Sea Resorts, LLC Purchases The Shrimp Boat

By The Sea Resorts is pleased to announce their recent acquisition of the Shrimp Boat Restaurant, located in the Historic St. Andrews Bay District. “We are extremely pleased to be joining the community of St. Andrews.” states President Jose Gallego. “We look forward to updating the Shrimp Boat and offering  … Read More

A Superior AC Kicks off Annual Fun in the Sun Contest

A Superior AC Kicks off Annual Fun in the Sun Contest

A Superior Air Conditioning Company is celebrating the start of summer by kicking off their Annual Fun in the Sun Photo Contest! The Contest is active from June 20th- July 18th. Participants are asked to submit a photo of them and their family having fun in the sun. Anyone over  … Read More

Jimmy Patronis Named Florida’s Chief Financial Officer

Jimmy Patronis Named Florida’s Chief Financial Officer

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce congratulates Jimmy Patronis on being named Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. Patronis is a Florida leader focused on making Florida more competitive, and he is dedicated to securing Florida’s future. Governor Scott will officially announce he’s appointing Patronis to replace Jeff Atwater, who is  … Read More

Innisfree Hotels Brings First Beachfront Marriott Hotel to Panama City Beach

Innisfree Hotels Brings First Beachfront Marriott Hotel to Panama City Beach

Innisfree Hotels has begun construction on a Springhill Suites in Panama City Beach, Fla., representing the hotel company’s first Marriott franchise, and drawing new visitors to the popular Gulf Coast tourist destination. At $61 million, this marks the largest ground-up deal by the Pensacola-based company. The Springhill Suites is located  … Read More

Community Bank of Panama City Beach Announces New Vice President

Community Bank of Panama City Beach Announces New Vice President

Jacob Mann has recently been promoted to Vice President for Community Bank Coast. With over 9 years of banking experience, he most recently served as an Assistant Vice President in the Panama City Beach office. In his new role, Mann will continue to be responsible for both consumer and commercial  … Read More

Royal American Hospitality Announces New Marketing Leadership

Royal American Hospitality Announces New Marketing Leadership

Royal American is excited to announce the addition of Shannon Sheibe to the local hospitality operators’ marketing team. Sheibe will serve as the Marketing Manager for Royal American Hospitality which includes the Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center, Royal American Beach Getaways, and several affiliates. Sheibe’s more than ten  … Read More

July Business After Hours at Zoo World

July Business After Hours at Zoo World

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its Business After Hours on Thursday, July 20 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Zoo World, located at 9008 Front Beach Rd., in Panama City Beach. Join fellow Chamber members at Business After Hours for fun, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and  … Read More

Join IdeaCamp for “Build-A-Brand Workshop” in June

Join IdeaCamp for “Build-A-Brand Workshop” in June

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its IdeaCamp on Wednesday, June 28, from 5:30PM until 7:30PM at Flip Flops Pool Bar at Sheraton Bay Point, located at 4114 Jan Cooley Drive. The topic is “Build-A-Brand Workshop,” and guest speakers Chris DeBlasio with Agency 850 and Luci Anderson  … Read More

First Friday with the Beach this Week

First Friday with the Beach this Week

On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will join the Bay County Chamber of Commerce for First Friday with the Beach. This combined chamber meeting will take place at Florida State University Panama City’s Holley Academic Center at 8:00AM, with networking and breakfast beginning at  … Read More

Attendees Left Women’s Symposium Ready To Take On The World!

Attendees Left Women’s Symposium Ready To Take On The World!

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted its 8th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium on Friday May 26. It was presented by Emerald Coast Hospice, and took place at Florida State University Panama City’s Holley Academic Center. The event was scheduled from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM with a cocktail  … Read More

Dr. Minga Named to Hospital Board of Trustees

Dr. Minga Named to Hospital Board of Trustees

Dr. Todd Minga has been named to the Board of Trustees of Bay Medical Sacred Heart. Dr. Minga is a nephrologist and former Chief of Staff at the hospital. Dr. Minga joined Nephrology Associates in 2003 and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed  … Read More

June Business After Hours at Bay Medical at the Beach

June Business After Hours at Bay Medical at the Beach

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its Business After Hours on Thursday, June 15 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Bay Medical at the Beach, located at 11111 Panama City Beach Pkwy., in Panama City Beach. Join fellow Chamber members at Business After Hours for lots  … Read More

Season Three of “Chasin’ the Sun” To Air on Discovery Channel

Season Three of “Chasin’ the Sun” To Air on Discovery Channel

“Chasin’ the Sun,” the award-winning fishing and coastal lifestyle television series filmed in Panama City Beach, will air on Saturday mornings on Discovery Channel in 2018. Discovery Channel reaches nearly 100 million U.S. households and ended 2016 as cable’s #1 non-sports network among men for the second straight year, claiming  … Read More

Business After Hours at Dermatology Specialists of Florida

Business After Hours at Dermatology Specialists of Florida

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its Business After Hours on Thursday, May 18 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Dermatology Specialists of Florida, located at 12907 Panama City Beach Pkwy., in Panama City Beach. Join fellow Chamber members at Business After Hours for fun, hors  … Read More

Clint Mizell Now City President & Senior Commercial Lender at First Federal Bank of Florida

Clint Mizell Now City President & Senior Commercial Lender at First Federal Bank of Florida

First Federal Bank of Florida is pleased to announce that Clint Mizell has accepted the City President and Senior Commercial Lender position for Bay County. In this position, Clint will be helping customers with their business banking needs. Clint has worked in the financial industry since 2001, and has a  … Read More

May’s IdeaCamp to cover “The Happiness Project”

May’s IdeaCamp to cover “The Happiness Project”

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its IdeaCamp on Wednesday, May 31, from 5:30PM until 7:30PM at Nivol Brewery, located at 473 Richard Jackson Boulevard. The topic is based off of the book, “The Happiness Project,” and guest speaker Larry Thompson will share how and why he  … Read More

Panama City Beach Celebrates National Tourism Day

Panama City Beach Celebrates National Tourism Day

From boating on the Gulf of Mexico to leisurely strolls on the soft sand or enjoying family-fun amusements and shopping, the opportunities for good times in Panama City Beach are nearly endless for every type of vacationer. As May 3 marks “National Tourism Day”, Visit Panama City Beach invites locals  … Read More

Join us for Friday at the Beach

Join us for Friday at the Beach

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting its quarterly Friday at the Beach event on Friday, May 12 from 7:30-9:00 AM. To celebrate Tourism Appreciation Month, Richard McConnell, A.A.E. of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, will be speaking on how airport is helping the tourism industry. This networking meeting is sponsored by  … Read More

Miracle League Veterans Game

Miracle League Veterans Game

The Rotary Club of the Emerald Coast hosted the 12th Miracle League Veterans Game on April 11 where 31 of our American Heroes and Veterans from the Chester Sims Veterans Nursing Home came to the Miracle League Field at Frank Brown Park for their semi-annual ‘Spring Training’ Baseball Game. This  … Read More

Speakers Announced for the 8th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Speakers Announced for the 8th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Registrations are rolling in for the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 8th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium. Presented again by Emerald Coast Hospice, the date is set for Friday, May 26, at Florida State University Panama City’s Holley Academic Center. The event is scheduled from 7:30 AM until 3:30 PM  … Read More

April’s IdeaCamp at The Barn at The Wicked Wheel

April’s IdeaCamp at The Barn at The Wicked Wheel

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its IdeaCamp on Wednesday, April 26, from 5:30PM until 7:30PM at The Barn at The Wicked Wheel, located at 10025 Hutchison Blvd. The topic is, “Risky Business—Making Money from Crazy Ideas,” in which participants will tap into their entrepreneurial side and  … Read More

Fawn Germer to Speak at Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Fawn Germer to Speak at Women’s Work-Life Symposium

“Work-life balance? What balance? Life is always a little out of whack. The stars do not align themselves to make things nice and easy for you. Sometimes it’s as if the universe is deliberately throwing too much at you. As if it is forcing you to choose. It’s not about balance.  … Read More

Amber Rae to Speak at Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Amber Rae to Speak at Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Amber Rae will be empowering attendees at the 8th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium to get out of their comfort zones, tame their inner critic, and step into their creative power. Blending raw and relatable stories with actionable aha concepts, attendees will be guided to master their emotional world as they move  … Read More

Beach Chamber Awarded Four ADDY Awards for Creative Excellence

Beach Chamber Awarded Four ADDY Awards for Creative Excellence

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce was presented four awards at the local ADDYs Gala, American Advertising Federation (AAF) Awards Dinner, at The Palms Conference Center. The Beach Chamber was awarded four Gold ADDYs for every piece of creative work they submitted, in recognition  … Read More

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor to Speak at Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor to Speak at Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor, Rebekah Gregory will be sharing her powerful story of strength and resilience as a keynote speaker at the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 8th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium. Rebekah Gregory is a simple, small town women and mother whose life was forever changed due to the events  … Read More

April Business After Hours at Camp Helen State Park

April Business After Hours at Camp Helen State Park

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its Business After Hours on Thursday, April 20 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Camp Helen State Park, located at 23937 Panama City Beach Pkwy. The networking event will take place in a log cabin style home called “The Lodge”, a nationally  … Read More

Panama City Beach Lands on TripAdvisor’s Top Beaches List

Panama City Beach Lands on TripAdvisor’s Top Beaches List

Panama City Beach’s world-famous sugar white sand stretches along the Gulf of Mexico for 27 miles, but is just one of the many reasons visitors flock to this sunny Florida vacation destination. With natural beauty and endless opportunities for recreation, accolades roll in like waves on the beach, with TripAdvisor  … Read More

Learn a Latte, a Professional Development Workshop

Learn a Latte, a Professional Development Workshop

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Education Partnership will host Learn a Latte, a professional development workshop on Thursday, March 30, from 8:00 AM until 9:30AM in the Beach Chamber Boardroom. Financial Coach, Dan Hinz will present, “Adulting with Money: Making Financial Decisions with Confidence”, to help you find  … Read More

March IdeaCamp at The Pour

March IdeaCamp at The Pour

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its IdeaCamp on Wednesday, March 29, from 5:30PM until 7:30PM at The Pour, located at 12902 Front Beach Road. The topic is, “You’ve Got 30 Seconds…Go!” in which participants will learn how to create and present their “Elevator Speech” effectively. The  … Read More

Beach Chamber Honors Six at Annual Awards Dinner

Beach Chamber Honors Six at Annual Awards Dinner

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s celebratory Annual Awards Dinner was truly a night of recognition as it honored six outstanding Beach Chamber members. On Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, the event was themed “An Evening Under the Stars.” The Beach Chamber would like  … Read More

Girl Scout Council FL Panhandle Kicks Off Centennial

Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle announced today the movement-wide celebration of the 100th season of Girl Scouts selling cookies. A century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the world: The Girl Scout Cookie Program®, through which girls  … Read More

Emerald Coast Hospice presents the 8th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Emerald Coast Hospice presents the 8th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Registration has begun for the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 8th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium. Presented again by Emerald Coast Hospice, the date is set for Friday, May 26, at Florida State University Panama City’s Holley Academic Center. The day will feature powerful speakers from across the country, addressing  … Read More

GKN Aerospace Brings Manufacturing to Bay County, Florida

GKN Aerospace Brings Manufacturing to Bay County, Florida

The St. Joe Company (NYSE:JOE) (“St. Joe”) and the Bay Economic Development Alliance today announced that one of the world’s largest independent first tier suppliers to the international aviation industry, will expand its operations by locating a new manufacturing facility in Venture Crossings® Enterprise Centre in Bay County, Florida. GKN  … Read More

Business After Hours at Waterfall Townhomes

Business After Hours at Waterfall Townhomes

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its Business After Hours on Thursday, March 16 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Waterfall Townhomes, located at 101 Barefoot Falls Lane on Panama City Beach. Join fellow Chamber members at Business After Hours for lots of fun, hors d’oeuvres,  … Read More

Announcing the Beach Chamber’s February IdeaCamp

Announcing the Beach Chamber’s February IdeaCamp

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its IdeaCamp on Wednesday, February 22, from 5:30PM until 7:30PM at Panama City Beach Parks & Recreation’s Lyndell Conference Center, located at 423 Lyndell Lane. Executive Trainer, Speaker, Author, and Business Consultant Beverly Lewis will be the evening’s Guest Speaker. The  … Read More

Join us for Friday at the Beach

Join us for Friday at the Beach

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting its quarterly Friday at the Beach event on Friday, March 10 from 7:30-9:00 AM. This networking meeting is sponsored by Florida Architects and GAC Contractors, and our breakfast is sponsored by Panama City Toyota. The event will take place in the  … Read More

Firefly Named one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America by OpenTable

Firefly Named one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America by OpenTable

“We are very pleased by this acknowledgment from OpenTable diners,” said Dave Trepanier, owner of Firefly. “We are proud to know that these diners thoroughly enjoyed their experience at Firefly and enjoy the delicious cuisine Chef Derek Langford has created. We also want to congratulate the other restaurants that made  … Read More

Panama City Beach Presents UNwineD Featuring The Avett Brothers

Panama City Beach Presents UNwineD Featuring The Avett Brothers

Panama City Beach continues to add to its lineup of fantastic entertainment and events in 2017 with the announcement of UNwineD, a Southern garden party presented in partnership with Garden & Gun magazine. The two-day festival taking place March 24-25 at Aaron Bessant Park will feature superb craft beer, spirits  … Read More

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Named #1

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Named #1

Embry-Riddle Worldwide has again been named the No. 1 educator in the nation for online bachelor’s degrees, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report listing. This is the fourth consecutive year we have secured a spot on one of the most coveted annual rankings of the best online  … Read More

Royal American Beach Getaways Announces  Partnership with Choice Hotels

Royal American Beach Getaways Announces Partnership with Choice Hotels

At the November Boardwalk Beach Resort Condominium Owners Reception, Royal American Beach Getaways General Manager Lee Ann Leonard announced that the vacation rental management company is now a Vacation Rentals by Choice HotelsTM member. “The Choice website, ChoiceHotels.com, enjoys more than 175 million website visits annually, and now those guests  … Read More

January IdeaCamp to be held at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

January IdeaCamp to be held at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its IdeaCamp on Wednesday, January 25, at the new time from 5:00PM until 7:00PM at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, located at 9907 Front Beach Road. Guest speaker Dianne Horncastle with Your Next Best Step will kick off the New Year  … Read More

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center Announces CEO

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center Announces CEO

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of Brad Griffin as Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2017. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer at Colleton Medical Center in Waterboro, SC. Over the past 3 years, Brad has lead the Colleton team in the expansion of  … Read More

BAYSOLUTIONS Announces the Promotion of Marsha Smith

BAYSOLUTIONS Announces the Promotion of Marsha Smith

BAYSOLUTIONS announces the promotion of Marsha Smith where she will serve as Executive Assistant. Marsha brings years of experience and expertise to BAYSOLUTIONS, as she began her career with the City of Snellville where she was the Assistant to the Mayor. From there, she went to work with Gwinnett County  … Read More

Club La Vela awarded Top 100 Club in the World

Wednesday night, October 26th, the International Nightlife Association awarded Club La Vela as one of the Top 100 World’s Best Clubs, 2016. The award ceremony took place in Las Vegas where Club La Vela earned a spot on the list. The International Nightlife Association, based in Barcelona, Spain, is a  … Read More

Chamber Business After Hours/Christmas Party at Harpoon Harry’s

Chamber Business After Hours/Christmas Party at Harpoon Harry’s

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its Christmas Party and Business After Hours on Thursday, December 8. Join us from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at Harpoon Harry’s, located at 12627 Front Beach Rd. in Panama City Beach. Join fellow Chamber members for fun, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails,  … Read More

Friday at the Beach has a New Location

Friday at the Beach has a New Location

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will be hosting all 2017 Friday at the Beach events, sponsored by Florida Architects and GAC Contractors, at the Advanced Technology Building at Gulf Coast State College, located at 5230 W. HWY 98. Friday at the Beach has been a Chamber member favorite  … Read More

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Half Price Tickets

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Half Price Tickets

Ripley’s Florida attractions are offering half price tickets for Florida residents from November 28 through December 18. Participating attractions include: • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Panama City Beach Odditorium • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! St. Augustine Odditorium, daytime Red Train  … Read More

Panama City Beach Chamber Launches New Brand

Panama City Beach Chamber Launches New Brand

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce officially launched its new brand last at their October Business After Hours event at Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant. Hundreds of Chamber members gathered to enjoy their typical hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and networking fun; however, they were surprised with a scavenger hunt for puzzle pieces  … Read More

New Celebration Tower Coming to Pier Park

New Celebration Tower Coming to Pier Park

Visit Panama City Beach is proud to announce a new addition coming to Pier Park: the Celebration Tower. Built for year-round events and making its debut at the annual New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop, the tower will stand 80 feet tall and include a LED-lit globe at the top  … Read More

Panama City, FL Ranked #41 for Women Entrepreneurs

The metro area of Panama City, FL, was ranked #41 in a new report by data analysts from GoodCall.com as one of the best places in the U.S. for women entrepreneurs to launch a business. The report was launched in light of American Business Women’s Day (9/22), a nationally recognized  … Read More

Eastern Shipbuilding Awarded $10.5B Coast Guard Contract

Eastern Shipbuilding Awarded $10.5B Coast Guard Contract

The economy of Panama City and Bay County got a huge boost Thursday after Eastern Shipbuilding landed a $10.5 billion contract to build two dozen new U.S. Coast Guard cutters. According to U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), the contract to build 25 new Offshore Patrol Cutters could bring 2,000 jobs  … Read More

GCRMC Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

GCRMC Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all breast imaging modalities-mammography, stereotactic breast  … Read More

PCB Chamber September IdeaCamp at Capt. Anderson’s

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its IdeaCamp on Wednesday, September 28, from 5:30PM until 7:30PM at Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant & Waterfront Market, located at 5551 N. Lagoon Drive. This event is presented by Southwest Airlines and sponsored by A. Superior Air Conditioning Company, Beachy Beach Real  … Read More

Grand Lagoon Bloody Mary and Music Festival

Grand Lagoon Bloody Mary and Music Festival

The Grand Lagoon’s Inaugural Bloody Mary and Music Festival benefiting Toys For Kids and the Grand Lagoon Coalition will be Saturday, October 1st, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Treasure Island Marina, just south of Capt. Anderson’s Marina. The festival will take place on the Treasure Island  … Read More

27th Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament

Every year in September, Schooners, The Last Local Beach Club, hosts the largest week long Lobster Festival & Tournament in Florida. This year the 27th Annual Lobster Festival will be held September 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18th. Schooners Lobster Festival and Tournament has always been a local  … Read More

Gulf Coast Jam Update – Event Cancelled

“In an abundance of caution, as Tropical Storm Hermine approaches the Florida Gulf Coast, Panama City Beach officials and organizers of the 4th Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam have been forced to cancel this year’s festival due to high winds expected Thursday night. As one of the premier Labor Day  … Read More

Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake

On Saturday, October 29, residents from around Bay County will bowl in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring program at the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser. The goal of this event is to raise $25,000 so that our Bay County LITTLES will be supported with services this year,  … Read More

Panama City Beach-An Award Winning Destination

Panama City Beach-An Award Winning Destination

Panama City Beach is a favorite destination for those who have been vacationing here for generations. Once you’ve set foot on our white sand beaches, swam in our beautiful water and soaked up the sun in Panama City Beach, it’s only natural to fall in love. But not everyone knows  … Read More

BAYSOLUTIONS Warmly Welcomes Vic Jones

BAYSOLUTIONS Warmly Welcomes Vic Jones

BAYSOLUTIONS warmly welcomes Vic Jones as the newest member of the team, where he...

Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law Continues Expansion

Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law Continues Expansion

Harrison Sale McCloy (HSMc) welcomes Attorney Casey J. King.

With over 15 years of...

7th Annual Beach Chamber Golf Classic

7th Annual Beach Chamber Golf Classic

Beer. Food. Golf. (oh, and YETIs!) Join the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce on Friday, September 30, 2016, for its 7th Annual Golf Classic, presented by Southeast Living Realty. Taking place again at the beautiful Hombre Golf Club, this year’s tournament will feature all the great perks you’re used  … Read More

Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law Adds Family Law

Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law Adds Family Law

Attorney Casey P. Waterhouse has joined Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law, HSMc, and brings Family Law to the practice areas of the firm. Family Law is the area of law that Waterhouse has practiced in Northwest Florida for several years prior to joining Harrison Sale McCloy. She will lead  … Read More

NSWC PCD Science Brothers Earn STEM Outreach Award

NSWC PCD Science Brothers Earn STEM Outreach Award

The Science Brothers, home based out of Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, were named the STEM Education and Outreach Advocate of the Quarter for the 3rd quarter, fiscal year 2016. The “Science Brothers” is a non-profit outreach program aimed at sparking elementary school students’ interest in STEM activities  … Read More

Panama City Beach Summer Concert Series

Panama City Beach Summer Concert Series

Join us for the music, activities, and fun every Thursday night, starting June 9, 2016 at Aaron Bessant Bark (next to Pier Park.) This is a FREE family-friendly concert open to the public. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Coolers, pets and food are allowed. This years  … Read More

PCB Chamber Takes IdeaCamp on a Sunset Cruise

PCB Chamber Takes IdeaCamp on a Sunset Cruise

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its IdeaCamp on Wednesday, April 25, from 5:00PM until 7:15PM on the Island Time Sailing Cruise, located at 3605 Thomas Dr. This is a LIMITED seating event you will not want to miss. The first 50 who register will be in  … Read More

PCB Chamber Names Kristopher McLane New President/CEO

PCB Chamber Names Kristopher McLane New President/CEO

With the resignation of former President/CEO Lance Allison last month, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce has been in the interview process to elect a new leader. The search committee and Board of Directors made the final decision and on Wednesday, April 27, Kristopher McLane of the Panama City  … Read More

PCB’s 80th Anniversary Celebration

PCB’s 80th Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate 80 years of fun in the Florida sun, Panama City Beach will host an 80th birthday party on Monday, May 2. Visitors, tourism industry professionals, and locals alike are invited to join the free festivities taking place at the County Pier (MB Miller Pier, 12213 Front Beach Road)  … Read More

Municipal Election Results

The results are in from Bay County’s Super Tuesday municipal election. Mike Thomas will be the next mayor of Panama City Beach. He bested five other candidates and took 49 percent of the vote. Hector Solis is the next Panama City Beach City Council member, winning the Ward 4 seat  … Read More

Panama City Beach Mayoral and Council Forum

Panama City Beach Mayoral and Council Forum

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the Panama City Beach Mayoral and Council Forum on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 pm. The forum will take place at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort Conference Center located at 520 Richard Jackson Blvd and will be moderated by WMBB’s Tom  … Read More

12th Annual Career Expo

12th Annual Career Expo

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce has joined in partnership to support the 12th Annual Career Expo, perhaps the most significant hiring event of the calendar year. Focused on career-ready and skilled professionals, this event gives employers a great hiring avenue-with hundreds of job seekers attending. Hiring? Here’s a  … Read More

7th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium

7th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium

Registrations are rolling in for the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 7th Annual Women’s Work-Life Symposium. Presented again by Emerald Coast Hospice, the date is set for Friday, May 20, at Florida State University Panama City’s Holley Academic Center. The day will feature powerful speakers from across the country,  … Read More

Business After Hours at Harley-Davidson

Business After Hours at Harley-Davidson

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its Business After Hours on Thursday, March 17, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Harley-Davidson of Panama City Beach, located at 14700 Panama City Beach Pkwy. This event is sponsored by BaySolutions and Fox 28 WPGX. Join Beach Chamber members  … Read More

Allison to Accept New Position in Paducah, KY

Allison to Accept New Position in Paducah, KY

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce announced today the resignation of Lance Allison, President/CEO effective March 11th, 2016. Allison is leaving the chamber to assume the position of Director of Business Development for Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. and its subsidiaries Marcum Engineering and Marcum Energy Management  … Read More

Seven Leaders Recognized at the Beach Chamber Awards Dinner

Seven Leaders Recognized at the Beach Chamber Awards Dinner

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s celebratory Annual Awards Dinner was truly a night of recognition as it honored six outstanding Beach Chamber members. On Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, the evening was themed “A Gatsby Gala,” a spin-off of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic  … Read More

Jae’s Sinful Delights Relaunch

Jae’s Sinful Delights Relaunch

Jae’s Sinful Delights is pleased to announce the opening of Jae’s Sinful Delight’s “Designer Cake Gallery”. The new concept focuses on the core strengths and artistic talents of chef/owner Jae Camino. Jae combines his creativity, artistry and culinary skills to produce Northwest Florida’s finest custom designed cakes and specialty desserts.  … Read More

Pepsi SpringJam Coming this April

Pepsi SpringJam Coming this April

The destination known for sugar white sand beaches and emerald waters is quickly becoming recognized as one of the best places to see country music’s biggest acts. This April, Panama City Beach will welcome renowned country musicians for the inaugural Panama City Beach SpringJam 2016 at Aaron Bessant Park. In  … Read More

Grand Lagoon is a Growing Destination to Shop, Dine, & Play

Grand Lagoon is a Growing Destination to Shop, Dine, & Play

The Grand Lagoon is quickly becoming an area that locals and visitors to the Panhandle are recognizing as a destination location for all things we love about Florida. Recently electing two new members to the 2016 Board of Directors, the Grand Lagoon Coalition is continuing to add to the value  … Read More

Ripley’s PCB to Celebrate World Sword Swallower’s Day

Ripley’s PCB to Celebrate World Sword Swallower’s Day

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will pay tribute to the ancient art of sword swallowing by holding free sword swallowing performances as part of World Sword Swallower’s Day on Saturday, February 27. Two things to remember – that’s solid steel and yes, it’s all real. Ripley’s will showcase the greatest  … Read More

2015 Thunder Beach Autumn Rally – Many Benefit

2015 Thunder Beach Autumn Rally – Many Benefit

As the thunder rolls out of town, Thunder Beach Productions makes another significant tread...

Beach Chamber Welcomes Katelyn French to the Team

Beach Chamber Welcomes Katelyn French to the Team

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new team member on board...

Inaugural PCB Marathon Reaches 36 States and 5 Countries

Inaugural PCB Marathon Reaches 36 States and 5 Countries

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce and Road Race Consultants hosted the inaugural Panama City Beach Marathon last Saturday, December 5, at Pier Park. The event included a 26.2-mile marathon that certified as a Boston Qualifier, a 13.1-mile half-marathon, a 5k race, and a kid’s fun run. The race  … Read More

Beach Chamber Welcomes Rhonda Lairsey to the Team

Beach Chamber Welcomes Rhonda Lairsey to the Team

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its hiring of...

Dr. Linda Fox Named to Hospital Board of Trustees

Dr. Linda Fox Named to Hospital Board of Trustees

Bay Medical Sacred Heart welcomes Linda K. Fox, MD, as the newest member of the Board of Trustees, the group responsible for overseeing the operations of the hospital. Dr. Fox replaces Vickie Harrell, MD, who came off the board in June after serving three years. Dr. Fox has been on  … Read More

Dr. Myra Reed Named in “Top Doctors in Concierge Medicine”

Dr. Myra Reed Named in “Top Doctors in Concierge Medicine”

Twenty-one (21) Physicians have been named to Concierge Medicine Today’s annual ‘Top Doctors In Concierge Medicine’ for 2016, a distinction held by less than one percent of doctors across the country each year. In 2010, Concierge Medicine Today, the industry’s medical news and information resource recognized fourteen (14) doctors to  … Read More

Community Bank Announces Promotion in Florida

Community Bank Announces Promotion in Florida

Oliver Latil, CEO of Community Bank, announces Jason Crowe, has been promoted to Florida...

New Director of Marketing Announced at The Eye Center

New Director of Marketing Announced at The Eye Center

The Eye Center of North Florida is pleased to announce that Kristina Mizell Williams has been appointed as Director of Marketing. With more than 12 years marketing and sales experience, she was previously the Marketing Director for Superior Residences, Hospice Specialist at Emerald Coast Hospice and Marketing Coordinator at Gulf  … Read More

Firefly Hires Derek Langford as New Executive Chef

Firefly Hires Derek Langford as New Executive Chef

Firefly, Panama City Beach’s premier fine dining restaurant and sushi bar, has introduced Derek Langford as its new executive chef. Langford is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta. His previous professional experience includes WaterColor Inn in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; Bud & Alley’s in  … Read More

Summit Bank N.A. ranked top 50 healthiest banks in the U.S.

For a second consecutive year, Summit Bank N.A. is ranked in the top 50...

Andrew Levy Appointed Chair of the Millaway Institute at GCS

Andrew Levy Appointed Chair of the Millaway Institute at GCS

Andrew B. Levy, Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law Partner and Chair of the Firm’s Business and Commercial Law Group, has been appointed chair of The Millaway institute of Entrepreneurship at Gulf Coast State College. “We have a diverse representation of ideas being developed at the Millaway Institute that will  … Read More

Andy Weddle-2015 Rising Star & Appointed Member 14th Circuit

Andy Weddle-2015 Rising Star & Appointed Member 14th Circuit

Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce that C. Andrew Weddle has been named a 2015 Rising Star by Super Lawyers for a third consecutive year and Mr. Weddle has been appointed to serve as Member of the 14th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission through 2018. Super Lawyers  … Read More

Millaway Institute for Entrepreneurship Open House

Millaway Institute for Entrepreneurship Open House

Have you ever had that spark of an idea for a great product or service, but didn’t know where to find help getting that idea off the ground? Aspiring or practicing entrepreneurs won’t have to look very far, as the community will have a new starting point for anyone with  … Read More

New Dean of FSU Panama City Selected

New Dean of FSU Panama City Selected

Florida State University has named a distinguished educator and administrator as the dean of FSU Panama City-its Panama City, Fla., campus-and the College of Applied Studies located there. Carol D. Edwards, who has served as dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and professor of art education at  … Read More

MidSouth Hires Mortgage Banker

MidSouth Hires Mortgage Banker

W. Davis Malone, Chairman & CEO of MidSouth Bancorporation, recently announced that Inga Brown has joined MidSouth Bank as a Mortgage Banker in Bay County. Brown will serve clients at MidSouth’s Bay County main office located in Panama City at 1418 West 23rd Street. Bay County Market President Ryan Davis  … Read More

Bay Town Trolley Celebrates 20 Years & 6.5 Million Rides

Bay Town Trolley Celebrates 20 Years & 6.5 Million Rides

This year, representatives from Bay Town Trolley announced that the system is celebrating 20 years of service to the local community. The system has recorded a total of 6,479,014 total rides since its beginning, and continues to provide reliable and convenient transportation to riders in the Bay County area. “Bay  … Read More

Resort Collection Expands with Acquisition of Laketown Wharf

Resort Collection Expands with Acquisition of Laketown Wharf

Resort Collection is proud to announce the short-term rental management acquisition of Laketown Wharf Resort—an exciting resort in Panama City Beach-and all of its amenities. As the largest resort with some of the best values in Panama City Beach and amazing gulf views, Laketown Wharf Resort is a prime location  … Read More

Pier Park to Expand with Addition of 5 New Dining/Service Op

Pier Park to Expand with Addition of 5 New Dining/Service Op

Pier Park, Panama City Beach, Florida’s premier open-air beachfront shopping destination with more than 125 popular retail and dining choices, will expand its offerings with a new development area which will include three first-in-market and established dining choices opening this fall: The Brass Tap, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Jimmy John’s Gourmet  … Read More

Southwest Airlines Announces Daily Nonstop Service to Dallas

Southwest Airlines Announces Daily Nonstop Service to Dallas

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) has announced that Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop...

Silver Airways Coming to NW Florida Beaches Int. Airport

Silver Airways Coming to NW Florida Beaches Int. Airport

Silver Airways is bringing their intra-Florida service to Panama City Beach with two new nonstop flights. As the airline of choice for Florida and the Bahamas, Silver offers more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline. To celebrate the new service, Silver Airways is  … Read More

Michael Mace of MaceTech Security Earns Certification

Michael Mace of MaceTech Security Earns Certification

Mr. Michael Mace of MaceTech Security Solutions recently earned the title of Kaspersky Lab Certified Professional. During the holidays, we here at MaceTech Security Solutions have been busy adding capabilities to our security team. While most people were getting ready for a New Year’s Eve party, our lead security architect,  … Read More

MidSouth Bank Hires Samantha Miller & Curtis Williams

MidSouth Bank Hires Samantha Miller & Curtis Williams

W. Davis Malone, CEO of MidSouth Bank and Chairman of the Board of MidSouth Bancorporation, recently announced that local bankers Samantha Miller and Curtis Williams have joined MidSouth Bank. Miller and Williams will serve as commercial loan officers for the bank’s Panama City office. A graduate of Mosley High School,  … Read More

Superior Residences of PCB Announces Leadership Team

Superior Residences of PCB Announces Leadership Team

Superior Residences of Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Becerra, Executive Director and Kristina Mizell Williams, Senior Solutions Director. Lori Becerra has been promoted to Executive Director of Superior Residences. Her career in healthcare began in the United States Air Force Medical Corps. She has  … Read More

Beach Chamber Honors Seven at Annual Awards Dinner

Beach Chamber Honors Seven at Annual Awards Dinner

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s celebratory Annual Awards Dinner was truly a night of recognition as it honored seven outstanding Beach Chamber members. On Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, the evening was themed around the iconic 1865 novel, Alice in Wonderland, written by  … Read More

United Airlines Coming to ECP!

United Airlines Coming to ECP!

New airline. New destinations. Global access. Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) is proud to welcome United Airlines to ECP. Beginning with nonstop service to George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston (IAH), United Airlines will operate twice daily service between ECP and IAH with round trip flights starting in early March.  … Read More

New Watersound Trail in Origins Community

Northwest Florida’s leading resort and residential community developer, The St. Joe Company, today announces the grand opening of the Watersound Trail. The 5-mile trail spans between Walton and Bay County with its trailhead located adjacent to Watersound Origins’ Village Commons. The Watersound Trail winds through St. Joe’s timberlands, and connects  … Read More

Children’s Home Society Appoints Sean Golder

Children’s Home Society Appoints Sean Golder

Children’s Home Society of Florida named 15-year human services leader Sean Golder executive director of its Emerald Coast Division, serving children and families in Bay County and the surrounding areas. Golder, who was previously executive director of Palmetto Summerville Behavioral Health in South Carolina, has extensive experience in executive operations,  … Read More

NEW Bay County Shooting Range Now Open

NEW Bay County Shooting Range Now Open

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will open the gates to the new public Bay County Shooting Range, starting Friday, Oct. 10. While the first phase of the 119-acre range is still under construction, several components of the project are completed and ready for use by the public. The  … Read More

Blues Festival Raises Money for PCB Chamber Education Fund

Blues Festival Raises Money for PCB Chamber Education Fund

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Pineapple Willy’s presented the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce with an $800 check to benefit its Education Fund. The inaugural Great American Blues Festival held back in August was the brilliant event that raised the money to support several 501(c)(3) charities in Panama City  … Read More

PCB Wins Travelers Choice Award from TripAdvisor

Of all the gulf coast beaches on our list, Panama City may be the most breath taking. It won a prestigious Travelers Choice Award from TripAdvisor in 2014, which puts it a step above all the rest. Go there for sun and surf. There are dozens of pristine golf courses  … Read More

Embry-Riddle Launching New Degrees

Embry-Riddle Launching New Degrees

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has recently expanded its program offerings with six new...

Ocean Week Makes a Splash in Panama City Beach

Ocean Week Makes a Splash in Panama City Beach

We’ve been exploring the ocean for generations. But it seems the more we learn about it, the less we know. Vast in scope and size, brimming with strange animals and plants, the world that lies beneath the sea is still largely a mystery. Yet the importance of a vibrant ocean  … Read More

BIC Partners with Finale Interactive

BIC Partners with Finale Interactive

In an effort to continue to support the value of the Business Innovation Center...

Rotary Club of the Emerald Coast Wins Club of the Year

Rotary Club of the Emerald Coast Wins Club of the Year

In its recent year end conference, Rotary District 6940 awarded the Rotary Club of...

NSA-Panama City New Signs Marking Shoreline Boundaries

NSA-Panama City New Signs Marking Shoreline Boundaries

If you can read this, you�re too darn close. That�s the reason behind the...

Black Hawk Helicopter Takes Siege at WonderWorks

Black Hawk Helicopter Takes Siege at WonderWorks

WonderWorks Panama City Beach is launching a new exhibit that takes adventure to extreme...

Al McCambry Elected to NCCET

Al McCambry Elected to NCCET

Al McCambry, Director of Corporate College at Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) is elected to the National Council of Continuing Education and Training (NCCET) Board. NCCET is a national organization for leaders in workforce, community, and economic development. The NCCET leadership is active on the national scene, working with the  … Read More

Career Growth at Gulf World

Career Growth at Gulf World

Gulf World Marine Park is proud to announce that two of their invaluable employees...

Panama City Beach Rewards Card: Play More. Spend Less.

Panama City Beach Rewards Card: Play More. Spend Less.

Thank you for your interest in the Panama City Beach Rewards Card. We will...

PCB Chamber Assisting State in Business Damage Survey

PCB Chamber Assisting State in Business Damage Survey

The information provided in this survey will be shared among various state and local...

GCSC & GCSC Foundation Meet $5 Million ATC Goal

GCSC & GCSC Foundation Meet $5 Million ATC Goal

Gulf Coast State College and the GCSC Foundation are celebrating the early completion of...

Franklin Harrison Serves on Symposium Panel

Franklin Harrison Serves on Symposium Panel

Franklin Harrison, Founding Partner Harrison Sale McCloy, recently served as a panelist during the...

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Associate Wins 4 ADDY Awards

Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of...

NOLE Tank Competition Announces Winner

NOLE Tank Competition Announces Winner

Friday evening, April 11, the final round of NOLE Tank was held at FSU...

Beach Chamber Wins 5 ADDY Awards

Beach Chamber Wins 5 ADDY Awards

On Friday, March 7th, 2014, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce was presented...

PCB Makes Top 10 Trending Travel Destinations for 2014

PCB Makes Top 10 Trending Travel Destinations for 2014

With next year’s World Cup taking place in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro tops the...

New State-wide Brand: Career Source Gulf Coast

New State-wide Brand: Career Source Gulf Coast

Beginning in February 2014, the Gulf Coast Workforce Board and Workforce Center will become CareerSource Gulf Coast as part of a new state-wide brand identity to better align Florida’s nationally recognized workforce system and improve customer awareness and use of the system’s services and resources. The new brand, CareerSource Florida,  … Read More

Harrison Sale McCloy Wins  Rainmaker Award

Harrison Sale McCloy Wins Rainmaker Award

Franklin R. Harrison, Founding Partner of Harrison Sale McCloy and ongoing supporter of education...

Gulf Coast Medical Center Announces Name Change

Gulf Coast Medical Center today announced plans to change its name to Gulf Coast...

Beach Chamber Hosts Mad City Money at Rosenwald HS

Beach Chamber Hosts Mad City Money at Rosenwald HS

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee has partnered with Innovations Federal Credit Union to collaborate a project on financial literacy called MAD CITY MONEY. The event took place on Tuesday, December 10th at Rosenwald High School. Almost 60 students participated in this unique experience. Innovations Federal Credit  … Read More

Pier Park Joins Effort to Collect & Recycle Cigarette Waste

Pier Park Joins Effort to Collect & Recycle Cigarette Waste

Pier Park, Panama City Beach’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 125 popular...

Dave & Buster’s Opens in Panama City Beach, Florida

Dave & Buster’s Opens in Panama City Beach, Florida

Dave & Buster’s, the ultimate entertainment destination for great food, big fun and the best sports viewing, opens its first Florida Panhandle location in Panama City Beach today. The full-service restaurant, bar and video arcade, located in Pier Park, spans 40,000 square feet. “We’re thrilled to bring more fun to  … Read More

Beach Chamber Annual Dinner Awards Local Leaders

Beach Chamber Annual Dinner Awards Local Leaders

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s celebratory Annual Awards Dinner was truly a...

Innovations FCU New Business Development Manager

Innovations FCU New Business Development Manager

Innovations FCU is pleased to announce that David Powell has recently joined our team...

Sterling Resorts Named Among Best-Reviewed on Expedia

Sterling Resorts Named Among Best-Reviewed on Expedia

Sterling Resorts is proud to announce Ocean Villa has been named to the Expedia...

VBA Design, Inc. Hires New Employee

VBA Design, Inc. Hires New Employee

VBA Design, Inc. is proud to introduce Emily Thomasee as our newest addition to...

Sterling Resorts Wins Top 2013 Flagler Award

Sterling Resorts Wins Top 2013 Flagler Award

Sterling Resorts is the proud winner of the prestigious 2013 Flagler Award, the “Henry”,...

Panama City Beach Chamber Recognized Twice by FACP

Panama City Beach Chamber Recognized Twice by FACP

On Thursday, September 12, 2013, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce was recognized...

Girl Scouts Honor 2013 Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts Honor 2013 Women of Distinction

The Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle honored ten Women of Distinction on August...

Laketown Wharf Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence

Laketown Wharf Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence

Sterling Resorts’ Laketown Wharf property has been honored with TripAdvisor’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence....

Sterling Resorts Adds Rental Property to Mgmt. Portfolio

Sterling Resorts Adds Rental Property to Mgmt. Portfolio

Sterling Resorts recently signed a contract with WaterCrest Condominiums in Panama City Beach, Fla.,...

GCSC President Jim Kerley Announces Decision to Retire

GCSC President Jim Kerley Announces Decision to Retire

Gulf Coast State College President Dr. Jim Kerley announced today that he will retire...

Oaseas Resorts to Cease Operations/Visitor Information

Oaseas Resorts to Cease Operations/Visitor Information

During the transition to cease operations, Oaseas Resorts has reached out to several management...

Pier Park To Extend Mall Hours

Pier Park To Extend Mall Hours

Pier Park, Panama City Beach’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 125 popular...

Four NSWC PCD Civilian Employees Earn GWOT Award

Four NSWC PCD Civilian Employees Earn GWOT Award

Four Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) civilian employees were recently named as Secretary of Defense Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) medal recipients. Three of the four GWOT recipients are from the Expeditionary and Maritime Systems Department (Code E) and one is from the Littoral and Mine  … Read More

NSA-PC Recognized for Installation Excellence

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced the 2013 winners for the...

HYPE Tours GCSC Advanced Technology Center

HYPE Tours GCSC Advanced Technology Center

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s young professionals committee, HYPE, toured Gulf Coast State College’s new Advanced Technology Center on Monday, May 20th. Dr. Stephen Dunnivant, the Interim Dean of the ATC, led the tour that consisted of a state-of-art culinary facility, hack-a-thon classrooms, production studios, and a breathtaking  … Read More

Chair Derrick Bennett Receives Kentucky Colonel Designation

Chair Derrick Bennett Receives Kentucky Colonel Designation

Pictured is Beach Chamber Board Chair Derrick Bennett receiving the Kentucky Colonel designation from Beach Chamber President/CEO Lance Allison on behalf of Kentucky State Representative Kenny Imes. The highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky is that of Kentucky Colonel. “I am honored to deliver this special recognition to  … Read More

Rep. Jimmy Patronis Receives Kentucky Colonel Designation

Rep. Jimmy Patronis Receives Kentucky Colonel Designation

Pictured is Florida State Representative Jimmy Patronis receiving the Kentucky Colonel designation from Beach Chamber President/CEO Lance Allison on behalf of Kentucky State Representative Kenny Imes. The highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky is that of Kentucky Colonel. “I am honored to deliver this special recognition to Representative  … Read More

Education Committee Hosts Literacy Simulation at Rutherford

Education Committee Hosts Literacy Simulation at Rutherford

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee partnered with Innovations Federal Credit...

Beach Chamber Names Lance Allison New President/CEO

Beach Chamber Names Lance Allison New President/CEO

After almost five months of applications, interviews, and decision-making the Panama City Beach Chamber...

3rd Annual Arts Alive Event Set For April 5

Bay Education Foundation and Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union invite the community to Arts...

“Leave No Trace” Ordinance

“Leave No Trace” Ordinance

Panama City Beach is known for having the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches,” and we would like to keep it that way for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike! For this reason, the “Leave No Trace” ordinance was issued for Panama City Beach in 2012. Please help do your part  … Read More

Training at NSWC PCD All about Mine Warfare Expertise

Training at NSWC PCD All about Mine Warfare Expertise

One of the only two MH-53E helicopter squadrons to fly mine warfare missions in...

Workforce Education Summit to Launch Bay Academies

Workforce Education Summit to Launch Bay Academies

Local workforce and education partners have joined forces with the Ford Motor Fund’s Partnership...

Panama City Beach Featured in New York Times Travel Article

As Jimmy Buffett once astutely observed, changes in latitudes necessitate changes in attitudes. Keep...

Check Presentations to Three Local Charities

Check Presentations to Three Local Charities

The Krewe of St. Andrews is proud to announce that we are contributing checks...

Trustmark Completes Merger with BankTrust

Trustmark Completes Merger with BankTrust

Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ:TRMK) (“Trustmark”) announced the completion of its merger with Mobile, Alabama-based BancTrust Financial Group, Inc., effective as of the close of business on February 15, 2013, as well as the merger of BankTrust with and into Trustmark National Bank. Gerard R. Host, President and CEO of Trustmark, stated,  … Read More

Beach Chamber Presents 7 Awards at 2013 Annual Dinner

Beach Chamber Presents 7 Awards at 2013 Annual Dinner

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will hosted its celebratory Annual Awards Dinner...

Beach Business Owner Wins National Leadership Award

Beach Business Owner Wins National Leadership Award

A local resident has won a prestigious national leadership award. Laurie Olshefski, owner of...

Beach Chamber Hosts Second Financial Literacy Simulation

Beach Chamber Hosts Second Financial Literacy Simulation

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee partnered with Innovations Federal Credit...

Gulf World Marine Park Donates Over $3,000

Gulf World Marine Park Donates Over $3,000

Gulf World Marine Park held two check presentations on February 7, 2013 at the...

Beach Chamber Wins Four ADDY Awards, Including Two Gold

Beach Chamber Wins Four ADDY Awards, Including Two Gold

On Saturday, February 23, 2013, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce was presented...

Public Transportation (Bay TPO) Announces 2013 Enhancements

Public Transportation (Bay TPO) Announces 2013 Enhancements

The Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (Bay TPO) has wrapped a busy year and...

Beach and Bay Chamber Tour Tyndall Air Force Base

Beach and Bay Chamber Tour Tyndall Air Force Base

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce and Bay...

Pier Park North Retailers Revealed

Investors in the new Pier Park North development have announced the partial lineup for...

Beach Chamber Launches Ideaworks

Beach Chamber Launches Ideaworks

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its continuing partnership...

The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach Expands Portfolio

The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach Expands Portfolio

The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach is proud to announce the management acquisition...

PCB Chamber Accepts Grant for 2013 Seafood & Music Fest

PCB Chamber Accepts Grant for 2013 Seafood & Music Fest

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce was awarded $485,000.00 at a press conference...

Bay EDA Announces the Location of GPD Pathology; 83 Jobs

Bay EDA Announces the Location of GPD Pathology; 83 Jobs

The Bay Economic Development Alliance (EDA) announces the location of GPD Pathology, a life...

Beach Chamber Recognized by FACP for Communications

Beach Chamber Recognized by FACP for Communications

On Thursday, September 20, 2012, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce was recognized...

Franklin Harrison Elected Board of Trustees Chair of NCBE

Franklin Harrison Elected Board of Trustees Chair of NCBE

Franklin R. Harrison of Panama City, Florida, was elected Chair of the Board of...

Group Travel Made Easy with The Resort Collection of PCB

Group Travel Made Easy with The Resort Collection of PCB

Traveling in large groups can be stressful. Keeping up with your whole extended family,...

The U.S. Navy Protects America in 2012

The U.S. Navy Protects America in 2012

This year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the role of the U.S. Navy in winning that conflict figures prominently in nearly every American history book used across the United States. Many of the qualities that shaped and helped the Navy win 200 years ago still hold  … Read More

ECP Airport Launches Loyalty Program For Travelers

ECP Airport Launches Loyalty Program For Travelers

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) has joined forces with Republic Parking System and...

iSirona Expanding in Panama City

iSirona Expanding in Panama City

On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, iSirona, a medical software company, is expanding its location...

Beach Chamber Awards FSU-PC & GCSC Scholarships

Beach Chamber Awards FSU-PC & GCSC Scholarships

On Wednesday, August 15, 2012, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce ‘s Board...

USA Today Ranks Shell Island Among 20 Amazing Beaches

USA Today Ranks Shell Island Among 20 Amazing Beaches

Shell Islad in Panama City Beach, Florida was ranked by USA Today Travel as...

The St. Joe Company Announces Promotion of Jorge Gonzalez

The St. Joe Company Announces Promotion of Jorge Gonzalez

The St. Joe Company announced today that Jorge Gonzalez has been promoted to Senior...

Gulf Coast Medical Center Appoints Carlton Ulmer as CEO

Gulf Coast Medical Center Appoints Carlton Ulmer as CEO

Gulf Coast Medical Center, an affiliate of HCA, announces the appointment of Carlton Ulmer...

Navy Engineers Help Teachers Make Learning Science Fun

Navy Engineers Help Teachers Make Learning Science Fun

Navy engineers are helping local teachers pique students’ interests in science, technology, engineering and...

Local Teacher Receives Award for Excellence from President

President Obama today named 97 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious...

NSWC PCD, USMC Partner to Understand Effects of Motion

NSWC PCD, USMC Partner to Understand Effects of Motion

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Human Systems Integration Team...

Firefly Restaurant Honored as One of America’s Most Popular

Firefly Restaurant Honored as One of America’s Most Popular

Panama City Beach’s Firefly Restaurant is honored to be placed on Urbanspoon’s list of “America’s Most Popular High-End Restaurants.” With only 250 restaurants chosen out of 600,000, Firefly joins other world-famous restaurants as one of America’s favorites. “With only 25 Florida restaurants making the Urbanspoon list overall, we are thrilled  … Read More

Government is Largest Employer in Most Florida Counties

Government is Largest Employer in Most Florida Counties

A government entity is the largest employer in 51 of the state’s 67 counties, and in every county in Florida government is at least one of the top five largest employers, Florida TaxWatch reported in a study out Tuesday. The study – which comes as Gov. Rick Scott has repeatedly  … Read More

Beach Chamber Hosted U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

Beach Chamber Hosted U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

On Tuesday, May 1, 2012 the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted U.S....

Developmental Testing for Mine Countermeasures Mission

Developmental Testing for Mine Countermeasures Mission

Naval Sea System Command (NAVSEA) employees and Fleet operators completed the Littoral Combat Ship...

Panama City Beach Breaks World Record

Panama City Beach Breaks World Record

An official adjudicator from the Guinness World Record announced today that Panama City Beach,...

NSWC PCD Employee Earns Award  for Technology Transfer

NSWC PCD Employee Earns Award for Technology Transfer

For offering a clearer vision for U.S. Navy divers, a Naval Surface Warfare Center...

Gov. Scott Urges Employers to Hire Florida’s Heroes

Governor Rick Scott today joined business, military, veteran and workforce leaders during the annual...

Panama City Beach Pirates Join United Soccer League

Panama City Beach Pirates Join United Soccer League

Get ready for soccer at the Beach! The highly competitive soccer team, the Panama...

10 NEW Artificial Reefs Coming To Our Area

10 NEW Artificial Reefs Coming To Our Area

Bay County has committed to build at least 10 new artificial reefs by the...

PCB Completes $16 Million Beach Renourishment Project

PCB Completes $16 Million Beach Renourishment Project

Panama City Beach is commemorating the start of 2012 by celebrating the completion of...

GCSC Office of Marketing & Communications Earns Top Award

GCSC Office of Marketing & Communications Earns Top Award

Gulf Coast State College is proud to announce that its Office of Marketing &...

Gulf Coast Medical Center Announces $29.5 Million Expansion

Gulf Coast Medical Center Announces $29.5 Million Expansion

Gulf Coast Medical Center has announced plans for the largest expansion project since its opening – a $29.5 million project that will add the region’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the area’s first Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and a new Intensive Care Unit. Gulf Coast Medical Center CEO  … Read More

Small Business Owners Have Opportunity for Assistance

Small Business Owners Have Opportunity for Assistance

Many businesses in Florida, and in our area, have suffered from the economic decline....

Bay County EDA Announces ITT Corporation Expansion

The Bay County Economic Development Alliance (EDA) is pleased to announce that ITT Corporation’s...

Beach Chamber Partners With Southwest Airlines

Beach Chamber Partners With Southwest Airlines

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its new partnership...

Panama City Beach Voted  #1 on The Weather Channel

Panama City Beach Voted #1 on The Weather Channel

Panama City took the #1 spot in our online poll. With its wide beaches filled with white sand and emerald green waters, there’s no doubt why people flock to this small beach town. Any state that’s surrounded on three sides by ocean needs its own category. That’s why Florida stands  … Read More

The Beach Chamber Circuit Magazine Wins Hermes Award

The Beach Chamber Circuit Magazine Wins Hermes Award

On Wednesday, May 4, winners were announced for The 2011 Hermes Creative Awards, an...

Chamber D.I.N.E. Luncheon with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

Chamber D.I.N.E. Luncheon with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

On Wednesday, February 23, 2011 the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud...

Beach Chamber Creates GCCC Scholarship, Second for 2010

Beach Chamber Creates GCCC Scholarship, Second for 2010

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce leaders announced the creation of a new...

Beach Chamber Classroom Mentoring Program Recognized

Beach Chamber Classroom Mentoring Program Recognized

The future looks bright for students in Bay District Schools, as the classroom mentoring...

CNN.com names PCB area one of five Value Travel Destinations

CNN.com names PCB area one of five Value Travel Destinations

A recent CNN.com article announced Panama City Beach/Panama City area as one of the...

Beach Chamber Wins Four Statewide Communications Awards

Beach Chamber Wins Four Statewide Communications Awards

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce was recognized for four 2010 Outstanding Communications...

President Obama & Family Enjoy the Gulf Coast Waters in PCB

President Obama & Family Enjoy the Gulf Coast Waters in PCB

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – Whether or not he would wade into the water became the question hanging over President Barack Obama’s overnight stay on the Gulf Coast. Obama answered it within hours of his arrival in Panama City Beach, when he took his daughter Sasha, 9, out for a  … Read More

Panama City Ranked in Strongest  Housing Market by 2014

Panama City Ranked in Strongest Housing Market by 2014

A housing market rebound seems tenuous following the expiration of the home buyer tax...

Panama City Ranked #1 for Economic Growth Potential

Panama City Ranked #1 for Economic Growth Potential

Business Facilities magazine has ranked Panama City number one in its list of the...

Beach Chamber Establishes Endowed Scholarship at FSU-PC

Beach Chamber Establishes Endowed Scholarship at FSU-PC

On Thursday, July 29 a press conference was held for the signing and donation...

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits PCB

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits PCB

First Lady Michelle Obama waded a few steps into the gulf Monday (July 12th)...

PCB Chamber Recognized by Bay District School Board

PCB Chamber Recognized by Bay District School Board

On June 10, 2010, the Bay District School Board, Superintendent Bill Husfelt, recognized the...

Panama City Beach Featured in Florida Travel-Life

Panama City Beach Featured in Florida Travel-Life

PCB was recently featured in Florida Travel+Life. Here is a glimpse of the article...

Chamber Board Tours Naval Support Activity Panama City

Chamber Board Tours Naval Support Activity Panama City

On December 10th the Panama City Beach Chamber Board of Directors and staff toured Naval Support Activity Panama City (NSA-PC) and its tenant commands, including Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Navy Experimental Diving Unit, and Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division’s Unmanned Systems Facility, Air Operations hangar, and  … Read More

Frommer’s Selects Region as One of Top Destinations of 2010

Frommer’s Selects Region as One of Top Destinations of 2010

Frommer’s Travel Guide, one of the best-selling travel guides in the world with more than 75 million books sold, recently named the Florida Panhandle beaches as one of its top 12 travel destinations for next year. Other areas that made Frommer’s list are Tunisia in North Africa; Hanoi, Vietnam; and  … Read More

Online Review of PCB in L’esprit Sud Magazine

Online Review of PCB in L’esprit Sud Magazine

The unique sugar-white sandy beaches of Northwest Florida can easily be compared to the amazing shores of the Greater Whitsundays, Australia. With 27 miles of stunning white sands and emerald green waters that remain warm all year long, Panama City Beach Florida has a lot to offer to anyone looking  … Read More

PCB Ranked #5 Best Family Beach in America by Travel Channel

PCB Ranked #5 Best Family Beach in America by Travel Channel

A visit to Panama City Beach is about the best way to stimulate all five senses at once. Smell the salty sea breezes from the Gulf; feel the warm water lap against your bare skin; taste some of the best seafood in the country; listen to local bands or top  … Read More

Beach Warning Flags

Beach Warning Flags

The beaches of Panama City Beach use the following flag system to alert beachgoers...

Governor Crist Visits the Panama City Beach Chamber

Governor Crist Visits the Panama City Beach Chamber

Governor Charlie Crist visited the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May...