• August 2015 Business Briefs / Member News Part 4

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    August 25, 2015

    Dr. Kerrian Hudson Joins Sacred Heart Medical Group in Destin
    Dr. Kerrian Hudson, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald CoastDr. Kerrian Hudson, a board-certified family medicine physician, has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s practice in Destin. Hudson cares for the entire family and has special medical interests in women’s health and wellness. She is passionate about breastfeeding and provides lactation consultation. She received her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Conn. She continued her training at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, where she completed her residency program in family medicine. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call her office at (850) 837-0032.

    World Impact Welcomes Slovakian Realtor Warner
    Misha Warner, World Impact Real EstateBorn and raised in Slovakia, Misha Warner has called the Emerald Coast home for the past seven years.  Warner truly has a passion for life and helping her clients with their real estate needs, whether selling property, buying their dream home, or looking for a perfect vacation rental. She has a Master’s degree in economics and a background in the banking industry and customer service.  She is well known for 24/7 availability, consistent communication, and ensuring a positive experience for all parties in a transaction. If you are ready to buy or sell real estate and want a Realtor willing to surpass your expectations, contact her, now with World Impact Real Estate, at (850) 585-8443. 

    5th Annual Luminaria Run Registration Now Open
    Registration for the 5th Annual Luminaria Run to End Domestic & Sexual Violence is now open. The Luminaria Run returns to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Destin on Saturday, Dec. ,5 at 4:30 p.m. This unique twilight run features 5k and 9k routes winding through the Indian Bayou neighborhood. The course is lit by more than 2,000 luminaria bags representing how Shelter House and our community partners light the way to a safer place for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The 9k distance was chosen to symbolize that a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds in the U.S. Register here!
    Destin Commons Dash 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
    Gather a group of friends and join 100.3FM “The Ticket” Sports Network’s Destin Commons Dash 1-mile fun run/walk and 1-mile relay around the perimeter of Destin Commons on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 8 a.m. The event will raise funds for local charities through Destin Commons’ Coins For A Cause program and also mark the kick-off of the football season, so come dressed to impress in your favorite football team fan gear. Visit www.active.com for more information and to register on-line for $15 per person. Or, register at the event for $20 per person starting at 7 a.m. Destin Commons is located at the corner of Highway 98 and the Mid-Bay Bridge Road.  For further information visit www.DestinCommons.com.
    Local Family Donates School Supplies to Children in Crisis
    Children In CrisisUSAF Capt. Eric Wolf, his wife KatieAnn, and family donate back-to-school lunch boxes and school supplies to Children In Crisis (CIC). Seen here accepting the donation are Lauren Walls, CIC volunteer and events director, and Ken Hair, CIC president and CEO.

    Larger Than Life Kites to Fill the Harbor Sky
    Kitty Hawk Kite FestivalWhat do a 100-foot octopus, 80-foot panda, 50-foot gator, and 25-foot parrot have in common? They’ll all be flying high above the harbor at Destin’s picturesque Norriego Point on Sept. 26-27 as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts its 7th Annual Flying High on the Harbor Kite Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to these larger-than-life show kites, this FREE two-day event features professional stunt kite flying, kite demonstrations and lessons, and a few candy drops (from kites) that will sweeten the weekend for the kiddos! Kite enthusiasts of all ages are invited to experience and learn from several professional kite fliers, courtesy of Kitty Hawk Kites and the Emerald Coast Kitefliers Club. Kitty Hawk Kites will also host FREE kite making for the kids at its HarborWalk Village store all weekend. Plus, Kitty Hawk Kites locations in Destin and Ft. Walton Beach will be offering a special 2 for $30 kite sale from Sept. 21-27, to help fill the Norriego Point sky during the festival. For additional event details, please visit http://www.kittyhawk.com/event/destin-florida-kite-festival/ or call (850) 837-2800.               
    First Florida Bank Promotes Brett Wilson to President
    Brett Wilson, First Florida BankThe board of directors of First Florida Bank is proud to announce the selection of Brett Wilson to the position of president of First Florida Bank and First Florida Bancorp, Inc.  Additionally, Wilson has been elected to the board of directors for First Florida Bank and First Florida Bancorp, Inc. Wilson previously served as the executive vice president and director of lending of the Bank since 2009, and a senior officer of the bank since its inception.  Wilson is a lifelong resident of Walton County with 20 years of banking industry experience. He is currently a participant in the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge.

    Local Business Gives Time-Talent-Treasure to “Keep History Alive!”
    The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida experienced the demise of its air conditioner earlier this summer.  When the Northwest Florida Daily News heard of the situation, it published an article. Two days later, Bill Burke, owner of Tempacure Heating and Cooling, visited the museum. Tempacure Heating & Cooling went above and beyond, installing new equipment, thermostats, fresh air purifiers, and even servicing the other facility air conditioners. 
    BOGO 1/2 Off Fireworks & Dinner Cruises
    Dine, Dance, Cruise on SunQuest Cruises’ 125' SOLARIS yacht! Embark on a memorable experience as you indulge in a chef-prepared meal, dance under the stars to live entertainment, and end with a vibrant fireworks show. You will find the BOGO 1/2 off coupon on SunQuest Cruises' Facebook page.
    Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Announces Top Agents for Second Quarter 2015
    Colin Kirkwood, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.Diane Green, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.Colin Kirkwood and Diane Green have been named Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division’s top producers for the second quarter of 2015. Kirkwood was awarded Top Listing Agent and Green achieved Top Sales Agent status.
    A successful entrepreneur since 1995 with several flourishing companies to his credit, Kirkwood brings that same dedication to his work as a Newman-Dailey Realtor. A real estate investor since age 18, he has ridden up and down markets with equal success and uses his extensive experience to guide customers effectively through the listing and sales process. Kirkwood has achieved quarterly Top Producer status numerous times and was Top Listing Agent for 2013.

    A Top Producer in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee with 35 years of real estate experience, Green is passionate about assisting customers in finding their “happy place” at the beach. She holds Broker’s licenses in both Florida and Georgia and has earned rigorous industry designations, including Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and short sale and REO (bank-owned properties) certification.

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