PCB Chamber Award Banquet was Swingin'!

Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce "Salute to the Stars" Award Banquet
Friday night, February 19th, 2010 the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce held its “Salute to the Stars” annual Awards Banquet at the Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort Conference center. The turn out was amazing! Enthusiasm was running high and you could tell there was a great sense of hopeful anticipation in regard to the opening of the new airport.

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Your Mortgage Insurance Questions Answered?

What is mortgage insurance?

It’s a financial guaranty that insures lenders against loss in the event a borrower defaults on a mortgage. If the borrower defaults and the lender takes title to the property, the mortgage insurer (MGIC, for example) reduces or eliminates the loss to the lender. In effect, the mortgage insurer shares the risk of lending the money to the borrower. (Mortgage insurance should not be confused with mortgage life insurance, which provides coverage in the event of a borrower’s death, or homeowner’s insurance, which protects the homeowner from loss due to damage from fire, flood or other disaster.) Continue reading “Your Mortgage Insurance Questions Answered?”

St. Andrew's Mardi Gras Recap in Pictures

As expected, this past weekend’s Mardi Gras celebrations at St. Andrew’s enjoyed a fantastic turnout! The largest Mardi Gras party in the region, the Krewe of St. Andrew’s put on a phenomenal parade with a huge variety of colorful floats, authentic food and lots of wonderful live music. The kid’s parade on Friday, February 12th saw minimal crowds due to very wet and chilly weather, but on Saturday, the sun was shining, the skies were blue, and crowds of people showed up to eat, drink, catch beads and have a great time!

5 Reasons to Love/Hate 2010 Spring Break

It’s that wonderful time of year when students from all over the country head south for Panama City’s white sandy beaches, to have a great time with friends and to party, party, party. It is the perfect destination for the breakers. But for locals, Spring Break is the most polarizing event on PCB. Some love it, some hate it; so we decided to put together a list of what we love or hate about the wild and crazy event. So, here goes nothing.

Hate:

Traffic/Scooters

As you know, traffic during spring break is awful. That bad traffic isn’t exclusive to the streets and the zillions of colorful scooters zooming across lanes of traffic. Traffic is in every department store, every gas line, every restaurant and every bathroom on the beach. The depth of annoyance can only be described in the brilliant words of Brandon, a 2009 spring breaker from  Athens, “Man, this sucks” Yes, Brandon, it does indeed. Continue reading “5 Reasons to Love/Hate 2010 Spring Break”

Free Giveaway: Four Tickets To HAIRSPRAY at the Marina Civic Center

We’re giving away four free tickets to broadway’s big fat musical HAIRSPRAY! at the Marina Civic Center in Panama City. All you have to do is post a comment below telling us why you deserve the tickets. Do you like theater, like the Marina Civic Center or just can’t get enough of Hairspray? Tell us  in a comment and win–its that simple. The winners will be chosen by us here at PCBDaily, announced in Tuesday’s newsletter and the ticket will be waiting for you at the will-call. Post away to get free Hairspray.

Show starts February 16th one performance only.  7:30 PM at the Panama City Marina Center.

For more information call 763-4696 or go to www.marinaciviccenter.com

The Cantina Bar & Grill Brings a Latin Flavor to Pier Park

If you are a fan of Mexican food and heading up to Pier Park anytime soon, then you absolutely must check out the new Cantina Bar & Grill at Pier Park. When it comes to Mexican, there are already several Panama City Beach restaurants that are popular both in terms of menu and atmosphere – but the Cantina Bar & Grill takes the experience one step further. The Pier Park location is a bonus (the restaurant can be found opposite Red Robin in the spot that Baja Grill used to call home), and in addition to the unique, mouth-watering cuisine, there are plenty of extras that you won’t find anywhere else.

The menu, although similar in style to a traditional Mexican restaurant, offers a much wider variety of choices. Appetizers include Loco Queso al Fuego – Chihuahua cheese with roasted poblano peppers, spicy chorizo sausage and mushrooms, fired tableside. There’s a great selection of soups, salads and lunch specials, and entrees include Baja Fish Tacos – grilled tilapia served in flour tortillas with red marinated cabbage, pico de gallo and one side. One of the best things about The Cantina Bar & Grill’s menu is that it offers some side items that you won’t find anywhere else. Jalapeño sweet grits, coconut rice, sautéed green beans and sweet potato chips are just a few of the delicious options to accompany your meal.

The Cantina Bar & Grill is an excellent choice when you are looking for a new Panama City Beach restaurant, but it’s not just the food that will impress. The Cantina is actually the place to see and be seen! Perfect for after work drinks, weekend margaritas or fancy cocktails, the restaurant is incredibly spacious and airy and is a great space to relax with friends. There are daily drink specials including buy one Margarita and get the 2nd half off on Wednesdays, and bloody Mary specials on Sunday mornings. Not much of a Sunday morning person? Every Thursday night at 8:30 pm the Cantina Bar & Grill is offering free traditional salsa lessons, and on Friday and Saturday nights from about 10:00 pm onwards the whole place goes from laid-back restaurant to hot Latin nightspot! Disco nights are hopping till the early hours, and there’s no cover until the season is in full swing!
The Cantina Bar & Grill in Pier Park is so much more than just another new Panama City Beach restaurant. If you like good food, culture, and vibrant music, it is definitely worth stopping by and seeing for yourself why this recent addition should be sticking around for a long time to come.

Open 7 days a week. Lunch 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Dinner 3:00 pm till Close. Bar Open till Whenever!

The Cantina Bar & Grill, 101 Bluefish Drive, Panama City Beach. Call (850) 233 6228 for more details.

Local Media Companies Win Big!

Last Saturday night the American Advertising Federation of Panama City held their Annual Addy Awards Banquet at Edgewater Beach Resort conference center. Presented by Holly O’ Connor and Miguel Fuller of Island 106, over 70 awards were given out for various categories of marketing and advertising in our region. Below are a few photos from the event.

One of the highlights of the event was when Innovations Federal Credit Unions holiday video was played as it won an award. Check it out… it was really fun!

Other companies present at the event were Cornerstone Marketing, Kerrigan Marketing, Bluewater Inet Group and CYber SYtes. There were also guests at the banquet such as a group from Baypoint Marriott, the Kaleidoscope Theater and The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce.

It was great to see such a talented and friendly group of media professionals getting together and genuinely appreciating each other’s work. With this region of Florida slated for high speed economic expansion it is good to know that businesses and organizations need look no further than their backyard for top notch marketing and advertising talent.

To find out more about the American Advertising Federation of Panama City. Visit www.gcmma.org for more information.

Mission Accomplished: An Interview with Coastal Vision 3,000’s Buddy Runnels

Over the course of the last 2 months following Coastal Vision 3000’s announcement of its disbanding, numerous articles have been written, many speculative, as to what caused the doors to close. Even more were curious as to the declaration of, “Mission Accomplished,” and what goals of Coastal Vision 3,000 were actually achieved. To answer our questions, we went directly to the source, Mr. Davage “Buddy” Runnels, who served as the chairman of CV3’s board. In his view, the mission was accomplished, but not yet completed. Continue reading “Mission Accomplished: An Interview with Coastal Vision 3,000’s Buddy Runnels”

Get Ready for St. Andrew’s Mardi Gras Celebrations – the Final Party of the Season!

The Mardi Gras buzz is most definitely in the air, and if you were one of the 40,000 people who came out to Mardi Gras at the Beach last weekend despite the not-so-great weather, you know that Mardi Gras in Panama City is an event you can’t miss! Continue reading “Get Ready for St. Andrew’s Mardi Gras Celebrations – the Final Party of the Season!”