Grand Opening! New Gym in Carillon Beach

No more EXCUSES! Brand new gym in Carillon Beach, is open 24 Hours a day!  Perfect for those of us who would rather be outside while the sun is shining.

Paradise Fitness invites beach residents to come celebrate with them as they host a GRAND OPENING in Carillon at 105 Carillon Market Street in Panama City Beach on August 8th, starting at 4 pm.  Guests will enjoy complimentary food and beverages, tours of the facility and an opportunity to fellowship with one another.

With a newly renovated 2200 square  foot health facility, Paradise Fitness has everything you need for a full body transformation, including:

Life Fitness Cardio Equipment

Free Motion Tread Climber

Life Fitness Strength Equipment

Free Weights and more.

Paradise Fitness monthly members enjoy a 24/7 gym membership, while others can enjoy the flexibility of daily and weekly membership passes. A friendly staff member is always available from 9 to 5 pm daily.  According to one of the owners, Rod Perkins, Paradise wants to take a holistic approach to health, striving to “provide all the tools needed to maintain and improve your overall health.”

Rod and Angela Perkins along with Adam and John Chatterton opened Paradise Fitness in the beautiful Carillon Beach area this past May of 2013. The foursome have always been passionate about fitness and thrilled they can now share it with others in the Panama City Beach area.

Join Paradise Fitness August 8th at 4 pm and find out how to “Stay Fit in Paradise.”

You can find them on FACEBOOK or give them a call at 850-588-7300 for more information.

 

 

Garage Sale To Benefit Beach Care Services August 3rd

 

 

Beachy Beach Real Estate is hosting a Garage Sale Saturday August 3rd from 8 am to 2 pm at their old location at 22600 Panama City Beach Parkway, next to Cerulean Interiors, just east of the Publix at Carillon Beach.

All proceeds from the sale will go to benefit the work of Beach Care Services, a charitable organization of “locals helping locals” that provides short term emergency assistance to families in need in our area.

Everyone is welcome to come and shop and enjoy some refreshments and FREE goodies from Beachy Beach while supplies last.  If you have any items you would like to donate to the sale, please email: info@beachybeach.com or give the office a call at 850-233-4351.

 

 

IdeaCamp is Back at g.Foley’s Next Week

The PCB Chamber of Commerce IdeaCamp is back on at g. Foley’s next week and will explore a topic that effects all of us, Real Estate in our area.

On Thursday, July 25, the Beach Chamber’s IdeaWorks Committee will hold an IdeaCamp “Think Tank” at g.Foley’s restaurant on 23rd Street in Panama City. This fun, interactive “idea-share” takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. This IdeaCamp is presented by Southwest Airlines, hosted by the Bay County Association of Realtors, and sponsored by Edward Jones and Emerald HR Solutions.

“IdeaCamp is about the coming together of the business community in a professional, interactive setting,” says IdeaWorks Chairman David Balmer, regional director of Dale Carnegie of the Emerald Coast. “People are hungry for information and connecting with other business professionals. Our locations are always good! Great venue + great topics + great speakers = IdeaCamp.”

This unique IdeaCamp will examine several home-buying and home-selling scenarios. The topic, “What does Perspective have to do with Real Estate?” will be covered in this interactive panel discussion.

The panel consists of six Real Estate professionals that will share their practical knowledge with IdeaCamp guests as well as answer questions.

Panelists include David Bowers, a builder with Art Construction of NW FL; Matt Kelley, an inspector with North Florida Home Inspections; David Merrick, an appraiser with Brightway Insurance; Jim Kochevar, a lender with Giles Appraisal Group; Darla Fontenot, an insurance representative with Suntrust Mortgage; and Maureen Richardson, a title representative with Setco Services.

Cost to attend IdeaCamp is free for Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call the Beach Chamber at (850) 235-1159.

Shane Johns Project Play Charity Show this Saturday

Charity Benefit and Music Show this Saturday Afternoon, June 29th with The Shane Johns Project

The benefit, held this Saturday will be at Beachside Grill, located at 13312 Front Beach Road and will be raising funds for Soldiers Angels  and Seasons of Hope. 

Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to provide aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families and to enable our volunteers to improve the lives of a growing veteran population.

Seasons of Hope is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization offering positive outdoor experiences related to hunting, fishing, camping, and many other activities for the terminally ill, physically challenged, disabled and displaced.

Attendees can enjoy a $5 Pork Sandwich plate, participate in a 50/50 raffle and bid on door prizes.  All proceeds will go to benefit the two volunteer led charities.

The entertaining  band, The Shane Johns Project is a three-piece alternative rocked based band. The trio has a vision to shed light on familiar sounds from the late eighties, nineties, and current rock as well. The mission is simple “Stay Original!” Shane Johns Project lives by this motto. The goal is to perform wherever they can to push a new sound. Shane Johns Project is: Shane Johns (Vocals, Guitar) Rhys Chartier (Drums) and Sandip Roy (Bass). The group has been performing around Panama City Beach area and has plans for an upcoming album. They also are big into fan appreciation so if you can catch a show do not be afraid to say hello.  You can also check out some of their music on reverbnation HERE. 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate with Beachy Beach in Destin and don’t forget your PB and J!

 

Beachy Beach Real Estate has been growing like wildfire and now they are spreading Peace, Love and Beachy Beach from PCB to Destin.

Last year, broker and owner of Beachy Beach Real Estate in Panama City Beach,  Karen Smith celebrated the official Grand Opening of the Beachy Beach 30A office in Seagrove with partners Hugh Smith and Hilary and Chad Farnum and this year, the Smith/Farnum team are taking their fun, boutique Real Estate concept to Okaloosa County.

In a few days, Tuesday the 25th to be exact, the team will once again join forces to welcome the community to join them in cutting the ribbon for their  Beachy Beach Destin location off of Hwy 98 and 200 Calusa Blvd, right next to Destin Plastic Surgery Center, and just a little east of Destin Commons.

In addition to celebrating the office opening, Beachy Beach is using this event to highlight the expansion of Food for Thought from Walton County into Okaloosa County.  The organization helps local school children who battle with “food insecurity”, providing them with easy to prepare meals to help them keep their minds focused at school, instead of their rumbling stomachs.

Now the the “PB and J Soiree” event title makes sense, make sure you go catch the BOGO sales to get the best deals on peanut butter and jelly!  Food for Thought is requesting the containers be non-glass and the lower sugar options whenever possible.  You can learn more about Food for Thought and what their other needs are at: www.foodforthoughtfl.org

For event updates, stay tuned to Beachy Beach Destin’s Facebook page and use the event page to invite your friends.

Official ribbon cutting ceremony with the Destin Chamber of Commerce and the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and blessing of the business will start at 4 pm and last until 7 pm as guests will enjoy live music courtesy of Destin Escapes Vacation Rentals, frosty beverages thanks to Coastal Insurance and sweet treats from Veritas Appraisal services.

Guests will also get a chance to win as they play Beachy Beach’s version of Plinko and nab some fun items from local businesses.

There will also be door prizes given away, as well as raffle items attendees can bid for to support Food for Thought.

 

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Synovus Mortgage Corp is also providing a very generous spread of delicious food for guests as members of the community not only enjoy the festivities, but hopefully learn more about FFT and what they can do to help.  Thanks to the support of companies like Synovus, 150 guests will receive the inaugural Food for Thought  reusable grocery bag with goodies from local businesses.

Attendees will be able to commemorate the fun thanks to local photographer Tasia McDaniel of TasiaMade Photography and Design as she will have a fun, summer photo booth for people to visit and hopefully, enjoy a few laughs!  It’s not every day you get to wear an inflatable frog float after all.

And you just might get famous for it, VIP Destin Magazine will be in attendance covering the event and will also have an opportunity for guests to win! You might want to go ahead and “like” their new page on Facebook so you can tag yourself after Tuesday’s event.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday, June 25th at 200 Calusa Blvd in Destin.  For more information about event or to donate a raffle prize item or other ways you can help the Smiths and the Farnums spread the word about Food for Thought, email: destin @beachybeach.com or contact myself, Britt Matthews at 732-539-6720.

(Please advised, parking will be an issue, so we encourage those of you coming with a group to please car pool! Thank you!)

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Next Idea Camp at Fishale on June 27th!

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s wildly successful Idea Camps are still rocking and rolling thanks to the support of Southwest Airlines.

The upcoming Idea Camp is next Thursday, June 27th at FishAle Taphouse and Grill from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  The event is made possible by businesses like MaceTech Security Solutions, Edward Jones, and Beachy Beach Real Estate.

Cost to attend is free for Beach Chamber members; $20 for non-members. For more information and to RSVP, call the Beach Chamber at (850) 235-1159.  Space is limited and you don’t want to miss this one, as guests will get to try some signature Fishale treats, including enjoying a special craft beer tasting!

Idea Camp is an interactive think tank with focused networking and an ‘ideashare’ of business dialogue but with a more limited group of people than other events, so the setting is more intimate and laid back.  Most people that start going to Idea Camps find it soon becomes one of their favorite chamber events.

See the flyer below for more information, including this month’s speakers, all local leader’s like yourself inspired to share and learn from others.  If you are interested in speaking at an Idea Camp please notify the chamber and ask for Marta Rose or email her at: marta@pcbeach.org

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Set Sail with Beach Chamber on May 30th

 

The Panama City Beach Chamber’s IdeaWork’s committee will held an Idea Camp in the form of a “Sunset Think Tank”  aboard the Paradise Adventures 52″ Catamaran on May 30th.

This fun, interactive “Idea Share” takes place from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, May 30th.

Idea Camp is presented by Southwest Airlines and this next event is sponsored by A Superior Air Conditioning and MaceTech Security Solutions.

Idea Camp is an interactive think tank with focused networking and a friendly exchange of business dialogue in a laid back atmosphere.

The IdeaWorks committee has successfully held four Idea Camp’s previous this year, at Kingfish Grill, g.Foley’s and Runaway Bay Caribbean Grill.

Speakers for May 30th include a presentation by the chamber’s new President and CEO, Lance Allison; “Rebranding Homelessness” by Billy Fox, Pathways of Panama City Rescue Mission; “The Gift of Time” by Kandi Gardiner, MSC; “Practical Tips to Maintain your Privacy” by Russell Mace of MaceTech Security Solutions; and “Becoming a Purple Cow” by Jason Koertge of PCB Luxury Properties.

Cost to attend is FREE for Panama City Beach Chamber members and $20 per person for non-members.  This event is open to a public but fills up quickly, so do not delay if you want to sign up!  Drinks and light eats will be available, as well as time for informal networking, so bring your business cards.

For more information call the chamber at 850-235-1159.

 

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Huge Tween Music Fest Set to Boost June Tourism

Announced today, REAL.FUN.BEACHFEST will be held on June 1, 2013 and will host some pretty big names in music targeting the “tween” demographic.  With the goal of kicking off summer tourism with a bang, this event will be held at the newly opened Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater.

Summer tourism is big business down here, but typically the first two weeks in June are markedly slower than the rest of the summer.  Speaking from experience, events like these are huge for all those that rely on tourist traffic because they often times bring in people that wouldn’t normally come during that period, or come at all.

One of the funnest parts about this event is that it’s hosting family friendly music targeted towards kids, so it’ll bring the demographic we all love to our beaches.

The artists that are coming to Panama City Beach are The Wanted, Cody Simpson, Britt Nicole and DJ Alex Angelo.

Full Press Release

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLA., April 12, 2013 – Panama City Beach and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announce the first annual REAL.FUN.BEACHFEST on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the new Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater. Chart-topping pop music sensations The Wanted and Cody Simpson will be joined by breakout artists Britt Nicole and DJ Alex Angelo for an unforgettable summer evening of music on the Emerald Coast shores of Northwest Florida.

Fresh off a People’s Choice Awards win for Breakout Artists of the Year, and nominated for Best Music Group at the Radio Disney Awards, U.K. boy band phenomenon, The Wanted, will get crowds jumping with top tracks like “I’m Glad You Came” and “Chasing the Sun.” Fellow headliner and singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, a Radio Disney nominee for Best Male Artist and Best Crush Song, will keep the party pumping with songs like “Wish You Were Here” feat. Becky G. They’ll be joined by DJ Alex Angelo from Cleveland,Ohio, who will open the festival with impressive dance and DJ skills, and Britt Nicole, who has experienced major success through her inspirational lyrics and melodies.

Slated as an annual event for years to come, REAL.FUN.BEACHFEST will host 7,500 attendees at the new Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater as they flock to the stage to hear the hottest beats in paradise. Festival-goers will experience a night to remember as their summer of sun, fun and sand is capped off by incredible concert performances from today’s top artists.

Tickets may be purchased as part of an accommodations package from participating partners, or through general ticket sales beginning on Monday, April 22 at noon CDT,starting at $39.00 per person. Tickets and lodging packages may be purchased online at VisitPanamaCityBeach.com/RealFunBeachFest. General tickets are also available for purchase by phone at (800) 895-0071.

About The Wanted

Formed in 2009, The Wanted made their debut release in 2010 and have burst onto the scene as a British-Irish pop sensation. The group is made up of members Max George, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran. Combining heavy beats, edginess and pop, The Wanted distinguishes themselves with exceptional instrumental and vocal performances for audiences of all ages.

About Cody Simpson

Inspired by the likes of John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Jack Johnson, Cody Simpson has taken his passion for music onto the international scene. AsNative of Queensland, Australia, Cody has already won over millions of fans with his albums, Coast to Coast and Paradise along with social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook. At age 16, he hasjoined forces in the studio with some of the music industry’s top names including Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Bruno Mars, and many more.

About Britt Nicole

BrittNicole’s journey to her own success began as a child growing up in Salisbury, North Carolina as a singer in the church choir. After high school, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a full-time singing career, releasing a pair of independent records, all by the age of 19. One of herrecent hits, “All This Time”, topped the charts on Christian contemporary radio for eight continuous weeks and peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart. Nicole’s brand new album, Gold, pairs her positive faith with inspirational lyrics and melodies.

About Alex Angelo

Alex Angelo, also known as “DJ BEATBOY,” is a middle schooler from Cleveland, Ohio. His passion and talent for mixing music began at age 10 when he picked up his father’s ipad to find beats. Soon enough, Alex invested in some used DJ equipment that took his hobby to new heights as a young artist. He has performed as an opener for several notable musicians including Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Carly Rae Jepsen, Austin Mahone, Hoodie Allen and more.

2013 Seabreeze Jazz Festival Full Event Schedule

The Jazz Fest is coming up next week and they’ve got a sweet lineup and a new amphitheater to entertain at!  This year’s Seabreeze Jazz Festival includes artists such as Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power, Average White band and is hosted by Alonzo Bodden.  This event has been amazing in the past and promises to be the same this year.

Full Event Schedule

Thursday April 18th

Free Kickoff Show — Food Court Promo Area — Pier Park

1pm-3pm featuring Brian Lenair, Peet Project, Margo Rey, Yancyy, and Motown Jazz Jam

Thursday April 18th Gates at 4pm-Show at 5pm

5pm Steve Oliver

7pm Margo Rey

8:30pm Boney James

Friday April 19th Gates at 4pm – Show at 5pm

5pm Ken Ford

7pm Tim Bowman

8:30pm Fourplay feat. special guest Lalah Hathaway

Saturday April 20th Gates at 10am – Show at 11am

11am Brian Lenair

12:30pm DW3

2pm Peter White and Euge Groove

4pm Peet Project

6pm Brian Culbertson

8pm BwB (Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, and Rick Braun)

Sunday April 21st Gates at 10am – Show at 11am

11am Roman Street

12noon The Southern Gentlemen

(Joey Sommerville, Michael Ward, and Eric Essix)

2pm Yancyy

4pm Average White Band

6pm Jazz in Pink featuring Pamela Williams, Althea Rene, Karen Briggs, Gail Jhonson, and more

8pm Tower of Power

Take a Sunset Cruise with the PCB Chamber April 11th

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce prides itself on being different.   Not only have they created a new movement in small business networking and development, but they are always looking for ways to improve.  Next month, they are taking their new signature Idea Camp, aboard a 52′ foot Catamaran with Paradise Adventures.

Thursday, April 11th from 5 to 8 pm, all are invited, as space allows to join the PCB Chamber of Commerce for a “Sunset Think-Tank” as they take Idea Camp on the open water.

For more information about this event or to RSVP, as space is limited, call the PCB Chamber at 850-235-1159 or email: marta@pcbeach.org.

Panama City Beach Chamber members may attend for FREE, the cost for non-members is $20.  Guests will gather at Paradise Adventures and fellowship together and enjoy hors d’oeuvres from 5 to 6, with the boat departing a few minutes before 6 pm and arriving back at 8 pm.  There will also be light eats and a cash bar aboard the boat.

IdeaCamp, as started a few months ago, thanks to the generous support of Southwest Airlines, is an interactive think tank with focused networking and an ‘ideashare’ of great business dialogue.   Last month,  PCB Chamber members and friends convened at G.foley’s in Panama City for a night of sharing, learning, and networking.

“When IdeaCamp was created last fall, our initial goal was simple,” says IdeaWorks Chairman David Balmer, “We wanted guests to ‘walk away with more ideas for their business than they had when they arrived.’” The IdeaWorks Committee has already reached that goal, and has additionally created a unique networking event to inspire business connections and deepen those relationships. “The diversity of guests and speakers, who talk on a variety of business and leadership related topics, is what keeps this event interesting, fun and relevant,” says Balmer.

For a little taste of last month’s Idea Camp at G.foley’s, check out one of these video clips below.

 

This fun, interactive event is made possible by not only the folks at Paradise Adventures, but other generous sponsors such as: Shimmering Seas Jewelry and Gifts, North Florida Financial, Dr. Myra Ancelet Reed  and with food by Runaway Caribbean Grill.