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...
What to expect when applying for a Florida Driver License or Identification Card & Registering Vehicles Moving to a new state brings so many necessary tasks to complete, including applying for a driver license or identification card and registering vehicles. Every state has similar, but different requirements which can be...

Do I Need 5G?

By Chris Green, T-Mobile, Regional Vice President By now, you have likely heard about fifth-generation technology, or better known as “5G” – the next generation of wireless technology that delivers faster speeds and more potential to new and innovative technologies. You might even have noticed your smartphone already has access...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager Investors have watched the market move its way down for most of this year. Whether invested in stocks, bonds, crypto or otherwise, it seemed that values just continued to slip. Why has this been so? We look at several inputs to help...
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....
By Jeremy Neel Dear Apex, I have been having symptoms similar to allergies, but can’t seem to shake them. My doctor told me to have my home checked for possible mold growth, but I do not know how to find it, or what to do if I do have a mold...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager As we are now into a whole new year, the more things change, the more they stay the same: The Covid virus is still with us, the money supply is still at historically high levels, rates remain low, housing remains strong. Unemployment...
By Ken Larsen “Competition is healthy – unless there is a conflict of interest. Then it becomes unethical and destructive.” Last month we identified three demographics found in most industries – including the general contracting business: 1. Those who are competent experts, 2. Those who are “crooks,” and 3. Those who...

Looking Forward

By Bill Husfelt, Superintendent, Bay District Schools It’s hard to believe that we’re half way through the school year but here we are! Almost as soon as we’ve put away Christmas and wrapped our heads around 2022, it’s time to start planning graduations, senior trips and other wonderful end-of-the-year traditions and...
The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s celebratory Annual Awards Dinner was a night of recognition as they honored six of their outstanding members on Thursday, March 3, at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort. “It was great getting the membership together to recognize business leaders for everything they do to...