By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager Focus on the US Dollar Former U.S. Treasury Secretary James Baker commented some time ago that one of the greatest challenges to the union is that America is seen through our current account deficits and, even more importantly, the debt to GDP ratio....
Property tax season is less than a month away, which means an increase in lobby traffic at the Tax Collector’s Office. However, we have some tips to help you best navigate the crowds and ensure an exceptional customer service experience. Technology can be your best friend when you find yourself...
Does it cost more to pay online? There is a misconception about online payments with our office that we want to put to rest. We often hear, “it will cost more if I pay online.” We want to set the record straight. Actually, paying more online all depends on...
Leak in the Sunrise Condos in Panama City Beach The APEX Disaster Response Team responded to an emergency call at the Sunrise Condos in Panama City Beach, Florida. In response to a leak inside the structure, the team was able to successfully prevent human exposure to potential toxins and...
By Steven Harley, CEO, CFO, Head Janitor, Total Laundry Services In this issue, we want to talk about a stubborn stain specific to our geographical location: Sunscreen! Sunscreen stains are basically oil stains. Unfortunately, once oil stains impregnate a shirt’s molecules and change the color, it’s hard to bring the original...

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By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager Inflation, interest rates and the current state of things Inflation has had more impact over the past than at any time in almost the past 40 years. After peaking at 9.1 percent in July, inflation came in a little lower in August at...
Visit Panama City Beach’s Chicago nonstop flight social media campaign won the esteemed Destiny Award at the 2022 U.S. Travel Association’s ESTO awards ceremony. The event was held August 6-9 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Destiny Awards recognize excellence in destination marketing on a national level, in addition to...
If you hear the words “car tires” and get excited, then you’ve probably met Ashely Pelham at Tire Brokers off Thomas Drive. Pelham has been in the auto repair business since the tender age of 14. Now, at 40, his enthusiasm, hard earned know-how and customer-oriented approach makes Tire...
The Sea Screamer Cruise is an exciting way to experience the beauty of Panama City Beach on a boat tour. The spacious and comfortable twin turbo powered 73-foot boat offers a smooth yet thrilling ride unlike any other. While taking in the beautiful scenery, tour throughout the Shell Island...
We’re still a few months away from collecting property taxes, but as new residents move to Bay County we wanted to make sure all taxpayers understand the property tax cycle in Florida. Each state’s property tax laws are different. Collection times vary between states as do the names of the...