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The Circuit - Jan/Feb 2015
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    PANAMA CITY BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THE CIRCUIT CONNECTING YOU TO THE BEACH & BUSINESS BAY COUNTY'S FASCINATING COMPLIMENTARY ISSUE January/February 2015 PCBeach.org WWW.PCBEACH.ORG 1

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    JOBS That’s Our BUSINESS Whether you’re a job seeker looking for a great opportunity, or an employer in search of the best candidates for your position, we have you covered in Bay, Gulf and Franklin Counties. CareerSource Gulf Coast is a powerful network of workforce professionals helping employers and job seekers. From classes and training, to hosting employer recruiting events: We offer these quality services and more - all at no cost! Don’t waste another moment. Connect with CareerSource Gulf Coast, where jobs are our business! Connect today with our workforce professionals careersourcegc.com 850.872.4340 CareerSource Gulf Coast is an equal opportunity employer/program operated in partnership with Gulf Coast State College and the CareerSource Gulf Coast Board. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.

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    Now Taking Reservations! Amenities & Services Studio/1BR/2BR Apartments Spacious Living Areas Licensed Nurse 24/7 Assistance with Medications and Personal Care Healthcare Monitoring and Management 24-hr State-of-the-Art Emergency Response System Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies Expansive Life Enrichment Programs and Activities Restaurant Style Dining Private Dining Rooms Full-Service Beauty Salon and Barber Salon Interfaith Chapel “Live the Moment… Love the Moment™” We offer all the comforts of home, without all the work. Cooking, cleaning, laundry and maintenance are all handled by our superior staff, while our residents relax and enjoy their favorite hobbies and activities. Superior Residences of Panama City Beach is a resort style senior living community offering a unique and carefree lifestyle. Our compassionate nurses and staff are committed to serving our residents, giving you peace of mind. Superior Residences is currently under construction and several apartments are already reserved. Our goal is to let you move in early 2015. Movie Theater Arts and Crafts Center Library/Computer Room Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard with Putting Green Scheduled Transportation The Grand Heron Lounge for Happy Hour and Ice Cream socials “Don’t miss this great opportunity to be a part of this wonderful community. I would love to give you a personal tour and share with you what Superior Residences has to offer.“ Lori Becerra, Executive Director Phone: (850) 249-4969 Email: lbecerra@superioralf.com www.SuperiorALF.com Like Us on Facebook Located at: 95 Grand Heron Drive • Panama City Beach, Florida 32407 Assisted Living Facility License Pending

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    Stephanie Baya, DMD Dennis Lichorwic, DMD Past President Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Julia Skinner, DMD DestinDentist.com 850.654.8665 4635 Gulfstarr Drive, Destin, Florida 32541 PCBDentist.com 850.235.2299 309 Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach, Florida 32407

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    departments january • february 2015 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 10 From Lance Allison AIR & SEA 14 News from Tyndall AFB and Naval Support Warfare Center BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS 16 The latest updates from local businesses in Bay County SEE & BE SEEN 51 Business After Hours at Marina Cantina 52 Christmas Party at Spinnaker Beach Club 54 6th Annual Run for the Redfish COMMITTEES 56 HYPE (Young Professionals) 57 IdeaWorks 58 Education Partnership AROUND TOWN 60 FSU Panama City, Dr. Steve Leach 60 Bay District Schools, Bill Husfelt 61 Bay EDA, Becca Hardin 61 Bay County TDC/CVB , Dan Rowe 62 CareerSource Gulf Coast, Kim Bodine 62 Gulf Coast State College, Dr. John Holdnak MEMBERSHIP 64 Membership Update 65 Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings 66 New & Renewing Members 67 Calendar of Events 17 51 PUBLISHER: Beach Chamber EDITORIAL/CREATIVE: Lauren Williams ONLINE CONTENT: Kristopher McLane E D I T O R I A L TEAM CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Lauren Williams, Doug Durham, Jacqui Barker, Alex Echols, Holly Pituch, Dr. Patrick Tamim COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: Naval Support Activity Panama City PRODUCTION: Trend Offset Printing ADVERTISING SALES: Skip Alford, Cyndi Ainsworth DISTRIBUTION: Coastal Communications 6 THE CIRCUIT January/February 2015

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    Love is Decadent Florida Trend Magazine’s Golden Spoon Award Winner Four Years in a Row Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for Seven Years Running (2008–2014) Honored as one of Urbanspoon’s 250 “America’s Most Popular High-End Restaurants” Steak | Seafood | Sushi Pizza | Dessert | Cocktails Private Rooms and Full Service Catering Available. Firefly Restaurant & Lounge at the Shoppes of Edgewater Panama City Beach, Florida 850.249.3359 • fireflypcb.com WWW.PCBEACH.ORG 7

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    CONNECTING YOU TO THE BEACH & BUSINESS january • february 2015 FEATURES 18. MEET YOUR CHAIRMAN An intimate interview with the Beach Chamber’s 2015 Chairman of the Board, Mike Burke 20. BAY COUNTY’S MOST FASCINATING Meet six local people who make Bay County a better place to live, work, and play! 32. PCB MARATHON The inaugural Panama City Beach Marathon will hit the community in December 2015. Will you be taking the 26.2 mile trek? 42 38. QUEST FOR VIRALITY Holly Pituch with Curiosity Marketing Group explains what “going viral” means to our society and why we want to achieve it! 42. NON-STOP TO ECP Silver Airways is coming to the NWFL Beaches International Airport and offering direct flights to Tampa and Orlando. JANUARY FEBRUARY 46. ASK THE DOCTOR Take care of yourself and prevent a stroke! Get the need-to-know to keep yourself healthy. 20-27 8 THE CIRCUIT January/February 2015

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    A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT affect your business. List what opportunities are out there to help you achieve more business, greater income, or an impact on the community. Your threats are those external factors that can cause you to miss your goals. Threats can be anything from competition in your area of business, the local business climate, or even legislative matters that negatively impact what you do. As a chamber of commerce, we want all our members to be successful. Our goal is for you to be the best you can be and create a business environment of success that spills over into the community in general. We do this through a variety of avenues. Our After Hours events give you the opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere. IdeaCamps allow you to not only network to make connections but also learn new tips and techniques to make your business better. HYPE young professionals let our younger members grow and connect together. MMost of us begin each year thinking of the potential that it holds. We take a moment to reflect back on the previous year’s hits and misses. Once the review is complete we begin to look forward into the New Year. The word potential is very powerful. If you look up the word potential, you’ll generally find one of these definitions; possible as opposed to actual, capable of being or becoming, or expressing possibility. Make 2015 the year you take action to turn potential success into actual success. We are here to serve you so as part of your action plan this year, utilize your membership to achieve your goals. Sincerely, Lance Allison, CCE, IOM, President/CEO It is too easy in business to forget the word potential is not actual. Potential by itself will not produce the outcomes; it requires action on our parts. As you begin the process of discovering the potential 2015 holds for your business or organization keep in mind that you need to focus on the action items it takes to get there. You can do this in a number of ways. A common technique used for planning is to do a SWOT Analysis. SWOT stands for; Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Your strengths and weakness are your internal factors. List them out with the frame of reference of what you are doing internally to be successful or what isn’t working. Opportunities and threats are the outside factors that Beach Chamber Team: (from left, back row) Kristopher McLane, Catherine Collins, Lance Allison, Jena Liles, Skip Alford (from left, front row) Cyndi Ainsworth, Teresa Graves, Lauren Williams 10 THE CIRCUIT January/February 2015

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