By Aether Van Dyke There is something incredibly thrilling about being off the ground. For many people, being in the air produces a feeling of freedom unlike anything else. Along the Emerald Coast, there are a myriad of different ways to get off of solid ground including parasailing, skydiving, and...
Granite Plus is one of the oldest countertop fabricators in Bay County and is locally owned and operated by the Hartzog family. We are a countertop fabricator, but many people do not know we also design and install cabinetry along with offering a wide range of tile and Luxury...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager While the economy rebounds and fears of inflation abound, we continue to watch those indicators we believe will help us and our clients make well informed decisions as to the direction and allocation of their investments. We do not try to predict...
By Chuck Purdue, Bay County Tax Collector Each year as warmer temperatures return and outdoor activities resume, many residents choose to purchase recreational vehicles. However, many people are unaware of the distinguishing characteristics of the vehicles they purchase, which determine where they can be driven, who can drive the vehicle,...
Sister Sledge’s iconic 1979 hit “We Are Family” sums up Coastal Cars & Carts to a tee! They are indeed, the quintessential family owned and operated business. Headed by patriarch Gary Ellis, a retired industrial engineer from Georgia and his wife Terri, Coastal Cars & Carts management team includes daughter...
From best friends to business owners, Gavin and Lee with his wife Jess are the proud new owners of Kartona Electric Speedway! Located in the Beachwalk Shopping Center, Kartona is the perfect place for both locals and tourists. They have already made much needed modernizations to create a smoother...
Hi, I’m Ryan Wilson. I’m a professional videographer and photographer based out of Panama City, Florida. I am self taught with a sincere passion for all photography and videography which led me to open my own business, Coastline Productions. My skills range from real estate photography and videography to...
Roofing & Reconstruction Contractors of America LLC (RRCA) is a family-owned and operated roofing and reconstruction company. We started as a small office in Southwest Florida, and within the last six years have expanded to eight permanent offices covering the East Coast, SWFL, the Panhandle, Alabama and Louisiana. RRCA has...

Creating Your Demand

By Marta Rose-Thorpe I love the topic of “Creating Your Demand.” Think about the law of supply and demand. What business owner wouldn’t want an infinite amount of demand if they could have it? Wouldn’t it be great if we could actually create our own demand? I believe we can,...
In the South excellent air conditioning is a top priority for most people! The sweltering summer heat often feels overwhelming for visitors and locals alike. Thankfully, companies like Modern Air Solutions are here to make sure all your cooling and heating needs are met! Modern Air Solutions began in September...