Panama City Beach's Chamber to Open New Location

BEACHES CHAMBER OPENS
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER
IN PANAMA CITY BEACH

CONTACT:
Marta Rose, Senior Vice President Marketing & PR
850-235-1159
marta@PCBeach.org

Panama City Beach, FL (March 2008) – The Greater Panama City Beaches Chamber of Commerce’s top priority for 2008 has been to relocate its offices to a larger facility which would double as a tourist and relocation information center. That goal will be met on April 7, 2008, when the Chamber’s new Tourist Information Center will open at the Beckrich Centre, Panama City Beach’s newest, Class-A business center located in the heart of the Beckrich corridor. The spacious, state-of-the-art lobby is informative and historical, educational, entertaining and fun, and is the perfect resource for visitors coming to the area looking for accommodations, things to do, demographics, economic stats and community information. Directional DOT (Department of Transportation) signs are being placed all over Panama City Beach guiding visitors to the new location.

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Proposed Stipulations Concerning the College Spring Break Disagreement

People definitely have different views concerning whether Panama City Beach should continue to promote College Spring Break. I wonder whether these opposing views prevent us from reaching any conclusions about whether or not College Spring Break is in the best interest of our beautiful destination.

In an effort to try to work out this problem, maybe we could all agree on something like the following. If so, the community could begin to actually analyze whether College Spring Break helps or hurts our destination’s economy rather than just debating the issue. These stipulations may seem obvious to many; however, some on both sides definitely need to have more respect for how this issue affects other people. It is my hope that people on both sides will offer suggestions so that we can reach an impartial and workable “Stipulations Concerning the College Spring Break Disagreement”.

  1. The full-year profits of some tourist related businesses is increased as a result of our promotion of College Spring Break; however, the full-year profits of other tourist related businesses is reduced as a result of our promotion of College Spring Break.
  2. The full-year profits of some rental real estate investors is increased as a result of our promotion of College Spring Break; however, the full-year profits of other rental real estate investors is decreased as a result of our promotion of College Spring Break.
  3. The promotion of College Spring Break has a positive effect on the yearly income of some tourist industry employees; however, it has a negative effect on the yearly income of other tourist industry employees.
  4. College Spring Break brings tourists to Panama City Beach during March; however, it also causes other tourists to avoid Panama City Beach during March.
  5. Media coverage of College Spring Break results some additional tourists during the other 11 months of the year; however, it also results in a loss of some potential tourists during the other 11 months of the year.
  6. Our College Spring Break image results in a gain of some tourists during the other 11 months of the year; however, it also results in a loss of some potential tourists during the other 11 months of the year.
  7. Some students who visit Panama City Beach during their College Spring Break end up coming back to visit later in their life as a result of their Spring Break visit; however, other students who visit Panama City Beach during College Spring Break end up not coming back later in life as a result of their Spring Break visit.
  8. College Spring Break results in some buyers being more interested in purchasing residential real estate in Panama City Beach; however, it also results in some buyers having less interest in purchasing residential real estate in Panama City Beach.

-Bryan Durta

Pier Park Featured on Cover of the New AT&T Real Yellow Pages

Pier Park on cover of AT&T Real Yellow Pages

PIER PARK AND HUMANE SOCIETY OF BAY COUNTY FEATURED
ON COVERS OF New AT&T REAL YELLOW PAGES DIRECTORIES

More Than 309,000 Directories to Be Distributed to Area Residents and Businesses

PANAMA CITY, Fla., March 26, 2008 – Pier Park, Panama City’s new open-air regional lifestyle center, is featured on the cover of the new AT&T Real Yellow Pages directory for Panama City. The Humane Society of Bay County will be featured on the AT&T Real Yellow Pages Companion directory, which is the smaller, more portable version of the traditional directory.

More than 309,000 copies of the AT&T Real Yellow Pages and Companion have been produced for distribution this year. Delivery starts this week and lasts approximately four weeks. The directory also will be available to new residents and businesses throughout the year.

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TDC Meeting Agenda for 4/2/2008 – Indian Summer Festival

Here is the agenda for the TDC meeting scheduled for April 2, 2008. They will be covering the Indian Summer Festival and the Spring Jazz Festival proposals.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 1:30 p.m. Board Room
Visitor Information Center

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE COMMITTEE ON AGENDA ITEMS (3 Minutes)

IV. PROPOSAL ON INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

V. PROPOSAL ON SPRING JAZZ FESTIVAL, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

VI. PRESIDENT’S REPORT, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

VII. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

The agenda is also available for print: TDC Meeting Agenda for 4/2/2008

Dogs in Pier Park?

Something that keeps coming up in discussion with the readers of pcbdaily are whether or not dogs should be allowed in the Pier Park retail areas. I can certainly understand the appeal of bringing our k-9 friends with us for a stroll down the boardwalk area of Pier Park – Simon has done a great job of creating large walk areas for strolling.

I’m a dog person, but I’ve never been one to bring my pet with me everywhere, but I know people who do.

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