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The Circuit- The Industry Issue 2017
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    THE CIRCUIT EDUCATION, MILITARY, CONSTRUCTION & MORE MANUFACTURING IN BAY COUNTY MORE THAN JUST A GROWING ECONOMY THE INDUSTRY ISSUE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 | PCBEACH.ORG PANAMA CITY BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WWW.PCBEACH.ORG 1

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    2 THE CIRCUIT May/June 2017

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    By The Sea Resorts 15405 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach (850) 249-2031 11073 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach (850) 249-2442 Legacy By The Sea | Beachcomber By The Sea | Beach Tower By The Sea | Beachbreak By The Sea Ocean Breeze By The Sea 4 (888) 627-0625 THE CIRCUIT May/June 2017 ByTheSeaResorts.com LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION By The Sea Resorts features four beachfront properties as well as one property just across from the beach. Each is conveniently located within walking distance of shopping, dining and entertainment. From standard hotel rooms to suites with full kitchens, each property is uniquely suited to fit your needs and budget. Plus, you’ll enjoy FREE continental breakfast and FREE daily housekeeping when you stay By The Sea! CALL FOR SUMMER SPECIALS!

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    Summer Get Your Eyes Ready for Summer LASIK Special starting at $ 999 PER EYE Call 784-3937 today to schedule your consultation. Don’t forget you can use your Flexible Spending Account. CareCredit Financing Options Available.* *Subject to credit approval. eyecarenow.com Special pricing for limited time only. Consultation and LASIK procedure must be completed between 4/20/17 and 7/19/17. Not all patients are candidates for laser vision correction. Individual results may vary. WWW.PCBEACH.ORG 5

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    6 THE CIRCUIT May/June 2017

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    The Circuit DEPARTMENTS & FEATURES 44 30 36 A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR 11 From Katelyn French A MESSAGE FROM THE 2017 CHAIRMAN 13 From Ryan Davis BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS 16 The Latest Updates from Businesses in Bay County INDUSTRY FEATURES 18 Education | The Heartbreaking Truth 24 Utilities | A Big Lift 28 Government | Alert Bay 30 Tourism | Make It Yours 36 Manufacturing | Manufacturing in Bay County 40 Military | News from Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City and Tyndall Air Force Base 44 Contruction | More Than Meets The Eye 48 Health & Wellness | Epilepsy in the Modern Age 52 Health & Wellness | More Than a Migraine SEE & BE SEEN 54 March Friday at the Beach 55 March Business After Hours 56 April Business After Hours COMMITTEES 60 HYPE 61 IdeaCamp 63 Ambassadors 18 AROUND TOWN 64 CareerSource Gulf Coast, Kim Bodine 65 County Commissioners, Philip “Griff” Griffitts 66 Gulf Coast State College, Dr. John Holdnak 66 TDC/CVB, Dan Rowe 67 FSU Panama City, Dr. Randy Hanna MEMBERSHIP 68 Membership Update 70 Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings 72 New & Renewing Members 73 Calendar of Events 8 THE CIRCUIT May/June 2017

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    Steal the Show GET YOUR NEXT EVENT Catered firefly-final.12/21.indd 2 Steak | Seafood | Sushi | Pizza | Dessert | Cocktails Eight Private Rooms to Accommodate Any Size Party with Full HD/AV Capabilities Firefly Restaurant & Lounge at the Shoppes of Edgewater Panama City Beach, Florida (850) 249-3359 • fireflypcb.com OpenTable’s Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for nine 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 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 If you live in the Bay County area, you may recognize this photo as the rooftop of the Advanced Technology Center at Gulf Coast State College; however, beautifully captured by Eric Marcus Studio, this photo reveals so much more. This photo of the "green roof,” housing solar and wind energy technology, portrays where Bay County’s progressive higher education meets the careful and thoughtful craft of architect. Thus, what this issue is all about—the necessity and connection of all industries that make Bay County what it is today. The Circuit CONNECTING YOU TO THE BEACH & BUSINESS trustmark.com Member FDIC E D I T O R I A L TEAM PUBLISHER: Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce MANAGING EDITOR/CREATIVE: Katelyn French EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Kristopher McLane CONTRIBUTORS: Becca Hardin, Bill Husfelt, David Demarest, David J. Sinclair, Delaney Rose, Katherine Mapp, Khurram Nazir, Rick DelaHaya, Scott Warner, Valli Sorci PRODUCTION: Hartley Press ADVERTISING SALES: Shannon Richmond Shannon@PCBeach.org DISTRIBUTION: Coastal Communications; Lewis Advertising 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 May/June 2017 Trustmark - Panama City Beach Chamber 3.75 x 10 May/June

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