Here are a few things we’ve heard about on the EC scene …
NEW BRAND IMAGE …
The Emerald Coast is looking good. The Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched a new brand image. To go with its new image are a few new faces. Lauren Rich joins the Emerald Coast CVB as the travel industry sales coordinator. Nicole Scott comes aboard as sales and public relations associate. The Emerald Coast Conference Center has also changed its name to the Emerald Coast Convention Center and filled its walls with a series of large, vibrant coastal-themed paintings by local artist Donna Burgess.
NEW ADDRESS …
Carr, Riggs and Ingram, LLC and the law firm and title company of Porath & Associates, P.A., have relocated their firms to larger offices in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin.
NEW JOBS …
Silver Sands Factory Stores welcomes Katie Johnson to fill the shoes of public relations manager.
The Beaches of South Walton Tourist Development Council welcomes Elisa Smith as communications coordinator.
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa has added Terri Marsh, Florencia Shiffer and Melissa Weeks to its sales team.
Malayne DeMars has joined the Rosemary Beach Foundation as executive director. The foundation was formed to promote and support cultural, educational, religious, environmental, literary and other charitable activities in the Rosemary Beach and South Walton County area.
KUDOS …Eventful Planner owner Tammy D'Agostino
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, polled 750,000 newlyweds and has selected Eventful Planner, owned by Tammy D’Agostino, to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2011 for catering and event planning. Dine By Design Catering, LLC, owned by Kim Pitchford, received an award for its catering services.
We salute Abrakadoodle Art Education for adding a new location at Eglin Air Force Base. The hands-on art education program will hold summer art events at the Eglin Youth Center.
Okaloosa Aids Support and Information Services (OASIS), won an honorable mention and $50,000 award for its nonprofit work in the prevention of the spread of the HIV infection and support for those affected by the syndrome who live in Northwest Florida.
A big cheer for Fort Walton Beach High School Cheerleaders who were catapulted to the top of the list by the Florida High School Athletic Association’s State Champions (Small Varsity Coed Division) in 2011. This peppy team is ranked fourth in the nation. Go Vikings! ec