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How to donate after Hurricane Michael

“If you can be patient as you are generous, we can make it through this wonderfully.”   As images of Hurricane Michael’s devastation in Bay County and surrounding areas spread in the days following the storm, groups motivated by compassion began sending supplies to the storm-hit areas. That generosity is appreciated, but the trailer-clogged roads […]

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Tourism marketing backed after Hurricane Michael, red tide

The crisis-response campaign, which is something Visit Florida officials admit they have had to become experts at the past few years, will expand as counties still digging out from Michael are able to start welcoming visitors.   The state’s tourism-marketing arm wants to send a message to potential visitors: Hurricane damage and fish-killing red tide […]

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Bay County Employers Are Hiring After Hurricane Michael

The largest employers in Bay County are showing that Hurricane Michael can’t run them out of town. But housing will play a key role in keeping businesses—and their employees—afloat. Becca Hardin, president of the Bay Economic Development Alliance, said while it’s too early to tell how much of the county’s workforce was lost, major employers […]

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Congress Cracking Down on Airline Seats

Tired of Being Stuffed in an Airplane Seat? Congress Is Trying to Help! Airlines would prefer less regulation, not more. Yet we don’t expect they’ll be affected much by these Congressional proposals. It should be business-as-usual if and when the bill passes. — Brian Sumers The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new […]

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Panama City Beach Oktoberfest

Get ready for Panama City Beach Oktoberfest! It’s that time of year again…for great beer and brats in Panama City Beach! This October 12-14th at Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park, Panama City Beach Oktoberfest is on for two days of German and locally brewed beer, food, music and activities for kids and families. The […]

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Locals Love PCB in the Fall

5 Reasons Why Locals Love Fall in Panama City Beach and why you should too!   It’s no secret that Panama City Beach is THE Florida beach to visit in the peak of summertime. However, it is our opinion that the fall season is the absolute best time of year to plan a trip down […]

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Florida Extends Tourism Boost to Gulf Coast Locales Hurt by Red Tide

Much of Florida’s beaches remain pristine and algae-free and other parts of the state are seeing a boost as tourists relocate their vacations. This year’s red tide is the latest wake-up call to climate change that the state’s tourism industry has had to grapple with. — Dan Peltier   Red tide, a naturally occurring toxic […]

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Cast Your Vote for the South’s Best 2019 Southern Living South’s Best 2019 Southern Living Magazine is searching for the South’s best – chosen by you. Get you vote in for Panama City Beach in Southern Living’s Best of the South 2019 for the category of “The South’s Best Beach Town.” Click here to nominate the Real.Fun.Beach. and to […]

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Lodging At Southeast Destinations Holding Steady For Summer

Moderate and gradual increases in occupancy, room rate, and revenue have positioned Southeast destination lodging properties on pace for a new, though modest summer record. This positive summary was released yesterday by Inntopia in their DestiMetrics* Monthly Market Briefing to participating destination communities. This month’s analysis includes additional destinations in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida […]

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Front Beach Road Segment 2 Moves Toward Spring 2019 Completion

Stretching from Richard Jackson Boulevard to South Thomas Drive, the 1.3 miles of renovations will include new roadways, a trolley lane, sidewalks, lighting, landscaping and underground utilities. After a series of delays, the Front Beach Road Community Redevelopment Area Segment 2 road project is expected to be finished Spring 2019, officials announced at Thursday’s Panama […]

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