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The Circuit- The Vintage Issue 2017
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    The Circuit S e p t e m b e r - O c t o b e r 2 0 1 7 The Special Edition! Issue NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | PCBEACH.ORG PANAMA CITY BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WWW.PCBEACH.ORG 1

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    Save the date! THE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION 2017 Annual Golf Benefit at Shark’s Tooth Pairings Party Thursday, November 2 @ 6:00 p.m. Golf Tournament Friday, November 3 @ 8:00 a.m. A Traditional Christmas HOLIDAY DECORATING SHOWCASE 2 THE CIRCUIT September/October 2017 STUDENT UNION EAST Monday, November 6 6 p.m. ~ VIP Show Tuesday, November 7 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. ~ General Public Wednesday, November 8 10 a.m. ~ General Public PRESENTING SPONSOR Tickets: $20 All proceeds will be donated to the GCSC Foundation for Military & Veteran students scholarship support. For more information or to purchase tickets, please: · Call Lori Eldridge at (850) 769-1551 ext. 6010 · meldridg2@gulfcoast.edu · Or order them online at www.gcscfoundation.org KIRBY HOLT www.kirbystudio.com

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    BLACK & BLUE CHICKEN SALAD RAW OYSTERS PEPPER CRUSTED TUNA Christmas BOOK YOUR OFFICE Party TODAY - CALL 850.235.2420 SHARKYSBEACH.COM 15201 FRONT BEACH RD ・ 850.235.2420 WWW.PCBEACH.ORG 3

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    4 THE CIRCUIT September/October 2017

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    WWW.PCBEACH.ORG 5

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    Now BookiNg Holiday Parties Located directly on the beach, Boardwalk Beach Resort offers spacious facilities with flexible meeting space. From holiday parties to weddings and everything in between, our meeting space can accommodate crowds of 25 - 2500. • 40,000+ sq ft of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space • Pre-function area and break-out rooms • Spacious concourse and atrium • Custom menu choices • Experienced catering professionals • Holiday party and catering packages available • Exclusive chamber member discounts Call oR Go online to Book now BoardwalkBeachResort.com 850-230-4630 • Sales@BoardwalkBeachResort.com 9400-9600 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408 6 THE CIRCUIT September/October 2017

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    A Smile to Smile About with state of the art digital smile design Crowded or misaligned? Crooked or gapped? Missing or broken? Small teeth or gummy smile? We have a solution... The Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry has patients that travel from around the world to experience our advanced expertise and service. We have won numerous awards for our cosmetic dentistry and customer service not only locally, but at a state and national level as well. Making us a nationally recognized company that specializes in providing patients with the smile of their dreams. We are local to Destin and Panama City Beach, so what are you waiting for? Go online or call us today for a FREE consultation and smile simulation to see firsthand why people chose us. CONSISTENTLY THE BEST AWARD WINNING DENTISTRY 13 time winner 7 time winner 3 time winner 3 time winner PCBDentist.com (850) 235-2299 309 Richard Jackson Blvd., #102 Panama City Beach, Florida 32407 DestinDentist.com (850) 654-8665 4635 Gulfstarr Drive, #200 Destin, Florida 32541 WWW.PCBEACH.ORG 7

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    The Circuit DEPARTMENTS & FEATURES 36 46 30 40 52 24 58 A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR 11 From Katelyn French A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN 12 From Ryan Davis BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS 16 The Latest Updates from Businesses in Bay County AIR & SEA 18 News from Tyndall Air Force Base & Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division FEATURES 24 A Sharky's Tale 30 Old Dutch Tavern 36 Downtown Panama City 40 Development of Panama City Beach 46 Hotels, Motels & Restaurants 52 Entertainment & Attractions 58 Long Beach Resort & The Hang Out SEE & BE SEEN 63 July First Friday with the Beach 64 July Business After Hours 65 August Business After Hours COMMITTEES 68 HYPE 68 IdeaCamp 70 Ambassadors AROUND TOWN 72 CareerSource Gulf Coast, Kim Bodine 72 County Commissioners, Philip “Griff” Griffitts 73 Bay District Schools, Bill Husfelt 73 City of Panama City Beach, Mayor Mike Thomas 75 FSU Panama City, Dr. Randy Hanna 75 Film Commissioner, Julie Gordon 76 Gulf Coast State College, Dr. John Holdnak 76 Visit Panama City Beach, Dan Rowe MEMBERSHIP 78 Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings 80 New & Renewing Members 81 A Message from Your Chamber Rep 8 THE CIRCUIT September/October 2017

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    Now Taking Holiday Party reservations Casual Fine Dining, in the most romantic atmosphere OpenTable’s Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for ten years running (2008-2017) Urbanspoon’s “America’s Top 250 High-End Restaurants” Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award winner five years in a row Steak | Seafood | Sushi | Pizza | Dessert | Cocktails Private Rooms & Full-Service Catering Available Firefly Restaurant & Lounge at the Shoppes of Edgewater Panama City Beach, Florida 850.249.3359 | fireflypcb.com WWW.PCBEACH.ORG 9

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    Do you have a true financial partner, or just another bank? Trustmark has been a true financial partner for countless businesses throughout the South for over 127 years. With a team of experienced professionals and diverse product and service offerings designed to meet a variety of financial needs, Trustmark can give you the power to achieve your goals and operate your business with confidence. Call or visit us today to learn more. People you trust. Advice that works. ON THE COVER We wanted to set the tone for this special Vintage Edition from the moment you set your eyes on it. We chose to use the original photo above, which invites all to come enjoy paradise for the "rest" of their lives at Mara-Vista Beach Court. Every detail of the cover– from the fonts, to the colors, to the texture, to every individual letter holding a special landmark of the times–was designed with an old greeting postcard in mind, thoughtfully crafted to represent the Good Ol' Days of Panama City Beach. trustmark.com Member FDIC The Circuit CONNECTING YOU TO THE BEACH & BUSINESS E D I T O R I A L TEAM PUBLISHER: Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce MANAGING EDITOR: Katelyn French EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Kristopher McLane PRODUCTION: Hartley Press ADVERTISING SALES: Shannon Richmond Shannon@PCBeach.org DISTRIBUTION: The Print Center, Lewis Advertising CONTRIBUTORS: Dan Broadstreet, Kenny Redd, OldPanamaCityBeach.com, Bay County Public Library, Katelyn French The Circuit Magazine is designed and produced by the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. All information in this guide is believed to be correct at time of production; the publisher assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. All unsolicited manuscripts become the property of the publisher and will not be returned. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. ©2017 The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. All Rights Reserved. 10 THE CIRCUIT September/October 2017 Trustmark - Panama City Beach Chamber 3.75 x 10

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