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NWFL Beaches International Airport Hires New Director

The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport has hired Parker W. McClellan, Jr. as its next Executive Director. McClellan has served as the Deputy Executive Director of ECP for three years, and will take over for John Wheat on April 5.

“Naming Parker Executive Director was a clear choice for the board,” said Board Chairman John Pilcher. “Parker will ensure a seamless transition and strong leadership as the airport continues to grow.”

Walton County Habitat for Humanity New Home Recipient Expresses Her Thanks

Habitat for Humanity of Walton County dedicated their 25th home this past Saturday, March 2 at 9 am in Freeport to widow and single mother of two, Teresa Schultz, who first was a volunteer for the nonprofit organization before applying for herself.

Schultz had previously dedicated 64 volunteer hours into Habitat’s 24th home for a fellow family, when she, too, learned she and her family qualified for the Habitat program.

Real Estate Agent Jo Stewart Joins The Premier Property Group

The Premier Property Group is proud to announce the addition of Realtor Jo Stewart, the top selling agent in the Sandestin community, to Premier Property Group’s new Grand Boulevard family. Stewart’s real estate knowledge and professionalism is the perfect match for The Premier Property Group’s boutique real estate expertise. Owners Bob Parks, Marie Parks and Keith Flippo are thrilled with Stewart as a key addition to complement their company philosophy, and to provide the style of real estate services essential to the Sandestin and Destin market.

Davis Properties Celebrates 20 Years of South Walton Real Estate Estate

When Larry Davis started Davis Properties of NWFL, Inc. twenty years ago this year, he had no desire to become a large company. His vision was to have a real estate firm known for relationships built on honesty, integrity, and being the most knowledgeable; a company renowned for working with a variety of interesting, intriguing projects and developments. Fast forward twenty years and the release of Emerald Coast Association of Realtors’ [ECAR] 2012 Sales Summary Report. It seems that Davis’ focus on staying small and working hard is paying off in a big way.

New Executive Chef Announced at 723 Whiskey Bravo

Alan Baltazar brings over 18 years of culinary experience to SoWal local favorite, 723 Whiskey Bravo Bistro & Bar, and will now serve as Executive Chef. “We are beyond excited to bring Chef Baltazar aboard,” expressed Skip and Victoria Moore, owners of the popular establishment located along Scenic Highway 30A in Seagrove Beach. He also joins Director of Operations, George Barnes, another recent addition to the Whiskey Bravo team in December following a 13 year run with Smiling Fish Cafe.

Executive Director of CVHN Receives Young Alumni Achievement Award

Zach Billingsley, executive director at Children's Volunteer Health Network was chosen as the Young Alumni Achievement Award winner by the Huntingdon College National Alumni Association. This award honors the early successes and distinguished achievements of a nominated alumni who is 35 years of age or younger.

Pleat & Perry, P.A. Law Firm Announces Name Change

Pleat & Perry, P.A., a full service law firm with offices in Destin, Navarre and Rosemary Beach, announces that it has changed its name to PLEAT, PERRY & RITCHIE, P.A. effective January 1, 2013.  The firm's name change recognizes the many years of hard work, community service and leadership of partner William J. “West” Ritchie who has been a partner since January, 2005.

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