Tuesday, June 14, 2016
June 2016 Business Briefs / Member News Part 2
The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County calls all visual artists to apply now through July 8, for the A+ Art Series juried show, "Top of the Class," which will take place Aug. 19 through Nov. 9, at the Bayou Arts Center. "Top of the Class" is an annual exhibition presented by the CAA as a continuing effort of its A+Art Committee's mission to showcase the work of CAA member artists and to enhance the public spaces of Walton County. For more details and to apply, visit www.CulturalArtsAlliance.com/local-arts.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast is hosting its 3rd Annual Steak & Stake Dinner on Sept. 22. Evander Holyfield will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $150 per guest or $250 for a special VIP Reception and Meet & Greet with Mr. Holyfield. For tickets and sponsorship information, contact Rob Engel at (850) 344-7722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After almost 20 years working devotedly as a chief operations officer and then the last eight as the CEO for The Arc of the Emerald Coast, Julie McNabb is set to retire on Jan. 2, 2017. McNabb joined The Arc of the Emerald Coast after nine years' experience working with people who have developmental and other disabilities. During her time at The Arc of the Emerald Coast, she helped more than 450 people with disabilities and their families live in our community. A product of our local universities, she earned a bachelor's and Masters from Troy State University, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of West Florida.
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) announces a change to the Concerts in the Village line up. Instead of The Joe Band on Thursday, June 16, the seventh concert in the nine-show summer music series will showcase Triggerproof. Soon after forming in 2006, Triggerproof was regaled by music lovers as the “best party band of the South.” With a distinct style all its own, this cover band puts pop, rock, and hip-hop through the musical blender to recreate both popular and classic radio friendly hits that offer something for everyone. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. For details, visit www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org.
Peaden recently revealed its new brand look, complete with a refreshed logo and website. The brand development is the result of a months-long strategic organization development process timed to help position Peaden as the leading "comfort solution" contractor across the Gulf Coast region. Along with a new logo, the comprehensive branding campaign features new television and radio spots; print, web and billboard advertising; and marketing collateral including custom photography, brochures, business cards, technician wardrobe and service-van fleet design. To learn more, call (855) 557-7878 or visit www.Peaden.com.
Sam's Club in Fort Walton Beach awarded The Arc of the Emerald Coast as its "Business Member of the Year." Sam's Club has and continues to be a huge supporter of this agency through its dedication to service, products, and contributions throughout the year. As an agency that provides support services to five group homes and three adult training centers in Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties, the consistent need for food, office supplies, and personal supplies is enormous. The award was presented at the Annual Team Meeting of the Sam's Club Fort Walton Beach location. Accepting the award on behalf of The Arc of the Emerald Coast is Brian McMahan, director of maintenance. He is seen here with Olen Holston, Sam's Club Fort Walton Beach general manager.
Fresh since 1977 and based in Cincinnati, Yagööt is about to open its new yogurt shop in Destin Commons next to Chipotle. The public is invited to the official grand opening and ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 30, at 4 p.m. Free samples will be given out from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Yagööt will serve frozen yogurt in a large variety of flavors in bowls, shakes, push pops, parfaits, and to-go pints. Not only are the offerings at Yagööt delicious, they are healthy with active cultures and probiotics. Their toppings are always fresh cut from local suppliers, and the yogurt comes from farmer owned co-ops with hormone free dairies.
The Premier Property Group is expanding its reach outside of exclusive developments along Florida’s Emerald Coast. The boutique real estate agency recently donated $5,000 to Special Olympics Florida – Walton County, the local chapter of the Special Olympics. During the 4th Annual Field Day for the Special Olympics Florida – Walton County Chapter, The Premier Property Group representatives Janet Murphy, Hannah Martin, Keith Flippo, Barbara Schott, and John Schott presented the $5,000 check to Special Olympics Florida – Walton County Fundraising Chair Mike Schumacher and County Director Damien McNeil.