The Panama City Beach Chamber is proud to partner with Gulf Coast Jam for the inauguralÂ Jam on the Coast 5K,Â presented by Visit Panama City Beach. This eventÂ will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021 in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida.
The 5K allows runners of all levels to test their limits and gives an EXCLUSIVE coupon to save on tickets to the most anticipated concert of the year, Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam! Sign up today at PCB5k.com
The race begins and ends in Frank Brown Park, with an after party at Texas Raoadhouse. All 5K runners will receive a short sleeve shirt, and all finishers will receive a medal.Â Start/Finish Line is located at gates of Gulf Coast Jam running through Frank Brown park and using Gayleâ€™s Trails.Â Register today!
Event details and schedule:
EARLY PACKET PICKUP
Packet Pick Up will take place on June 4th at Dave & Buster’s. All runners will receive t-shirt & timing chip when packets are picked up. Time: 11:00 am â€“ 6:00 pm
RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
Race Day Packet Pick Up will take place at Frank Brown Park on June 5th. Time: to 8:00 AM – 9:00AM. We strongly urge you to pick up Friday if possible to avoid delays on race day.
5K will start at 9:30 AM. Start/Finish Line is located at Gulf Coast Jam – Frank Brown Park
AFTER PARTY CEREMONY
Free food and beer for athletes will start at 11:00 AM at Texas Roadhouse.
5K Finishers will receive a medal at the finish line.
Online Registration will close at 11:00 PM. You may still register at Packet Pickup on Friday, June 4th, at Dave & Buster’s. There isÂ NO RACE DAYÂ registration!
Thank you for participating in the Jam on the Coast 5K race! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We can be reached via e-mail or at packet pick up location: [email protected]
Enjoy your race!
Thursday, May 13, 2021 (9:05AM Central Time) – The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce created this page to share updates with our members, residents, and visitors. Please note: This is for informational purposes only. Please listen to all Federal, State, and local agencies for official updates and recommendations. Information is subject to change.
We encourage members to do business with other members.Â Support local businesses by shopping local, ordering local, or buying gift cards from local businesses. For a list of businesses in Bay County, please visit our membership directory.
Governor Ron DeSantis Suspends All Remaining COVID Restrictions.
May 5, 2021 Governor Ron DeSantis suspended all remaining COVID restrictions. He signed 2 executive orders to protect individual liberties. These ban Vaccine Passports, prohibits indefinite lockdowns, ends local restrictions on small businesses, and bolsters emergency preparedness for future public health emergencies. To view the executive orders click here.
Governor Ron DeSantis Rolled Out Phase 3 of the Safe. Smart. Step-By-Step Plan.
September 25th, 2020 Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s move into Phase 3 of his Safe. Smart. Step-By-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery. Details can be found here starting on page 27.Â It is important to note that we should all continue to social distance, protect, and help those that are part of the vulnerable population.
â€˘ Text FLCOVID19 to 888777 to receive Florida COVID-19 updates.
Short Term Rental Status:
Short Term Rentals in Bay County, Florida is open and are welcoming guest bookings, following the approval of the Bay County safety planÂ by theÂ Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
PLEASE NOTE: Vacation rental reservations and stays are allowed from all U.S. states with a COVID-19 case rate less than: 500 Active cases/100,000 residents, or 750 Total cases/100,000 residents.Â Click here for your state info.
City of Panama City Beach:
â€˘ Bars are open as of September 14th, 2020
â€˘ Panama City Beach Library reopened September 8th, 2020
â€˘ City recreational sports fields are open
â€˘ The Community Center at Lyndell Center is open with restrictions
â€˘ View our beautiful LIVE BEACH CAMS:Â pcbeach.org/live-beach-webcams/
Unincorporated Bay County:
â€˘ Sandy beaches are open all day
Bay County School District:
â€˘ All Bay District Schools are open as of August 20th, 2020
Find CDC information on resources for large community events & mass gatherings here.Â All Panama City Beach Chamber events will adhere to their guidelines.
Resources to help keep you up to date on Covid-19.Â A new website has been created by in partnership by Bay County and FDOH to have more information available.Â bayhealthcovid19.com.Â Â You can follow DOH Bay on Nextdoor.com.Â Â Text Bay Health to 888777. For self-screening tools and up to date information on the State level visit floridahealthcovid19.gov. The number for DOH Bay is (850) 872-4455.Â The number for Pancare is (850) 215-4181. State of Florida Health Department information with list of confirmed cases:Â floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/. Bay County Health Department with local updates:Â bay.floridahealth.gov
â€˘ If you are 65 or older or have underlying health conditions please stay home.
â€˘ Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet.
â€˘ Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
â€˘ Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
â€˘ Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
â€˘ If you cough or sneeze, do it into your sleeve or use a tissue. Dispose of the tissue immediately into a closed rubbish bin, and then clean your hands.
â€˘ Clean surfaces regularly with disinfectant. For example: Always clean kitchen benches and work desks.
If you feel unwell:
â€˘ Avoid traveling if you have a fever and/or cough.
â€˘ Once you get home, make contact with a health professional and tell them about where you have been.
â€˘ If you feel unwell, stay at home and call your healthcare provider.
Managing rising anxiety or stigma:
We know that your communities may be feeling anxious, stressed or frightened. Here are some important things to take into account and share:
â€˘ Itâ€™s normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. Talking to people you trust can help, like friends, family or your fellow community members.
â€˘Â If you must stay at home, maintain a healthy lifestyle, including proper diet, sleep, exercise. Keep up with loved ones at home by email and phone and connect with your larger Facebook community for support.
â€˘ Donâ€™t use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions.
â€˘ If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a health worker or counselor. Have a plan on where to go to and how to seek help for physical and mental health needs if required.
â€˘ Get the facts. Gather information that will help you accurately determine your risk so that you can take reasonable precautions. Find a credible source you can trust such as the WHO website or a local or state public health agency.
â€˘ When posting in your communities, be sure to share the latest facts from credible sources, avoid hyperbole and show solidarity with affected people by opening your community up to the stories of people who have been affected by the virus. Of course, keep in mind to not share information about someone elseâ€™s health concerns (such as someone affected by COVID-19 without their permission).
Panama City Beach, FL (May 14, 2021)â€” The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a $1,000 donation to Man in the Sea Museum. These funds were proudly raised through our 12th Annual Chamber Golf Classic.
â€śWe are honored to be able to make a positive impact in our community,â€ť said Kristopher McLane, President/CEO of the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. â€śWhen we announced that a portion of the tournament proceeds would be donated, Man in the Sea Museum received an overwhelming vote from our PCB Chamber Members.â€ť
Owned by the Institute of Diving, the Man in the Sea Museum showcases the progress of underwater technology, from the earliest days of diving to the most modern underwater habitats. â€śWe hope this allows you to continue your mission of educating people about military diving,â€ť said Kristopher McLane.
Twice a year, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce proudly gives back to local schools and non-profit member organizations in our community. With the funds raised from our Golf Classic and PCB Marathon events, we enjoy giving our members the ability to choose who they would like to receive that donation. We are very thankful that to support those who care our community.
April 6, 2021 â€“ Panama City Beach, FL â€“ The community is coming together again to give recognition and thanks to our first responders and veterans. A Superior Air Conditioning Company will hold its quarterly Veteran and First Responder Appreciation Lunches again at Texas Roadhouse in Pier Park North on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
REGISTER TO WIN A FREE HVAC SYSTEM: Go to ASuperiorAC.com and scroll down to the box at the bottom, â€śVeterans & First Responders HVAC Giveaways.â€ť Register to win a free HVAC system. One first responder or veteran per quarter will be chosen to win. The giveaway is open to all who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and all first responders including EMT/Medics, Police, Sheriffs and Fire Fighters.
This event is sponsored by A Superior AC, Texas Roadhouse, Beachy Beach Real Estate, Panama City Toyota, Servpro, Meeks Construction, Edward Jones, Janssen Siracusa, The Arc of the Bay, Military Media, and The News Herald. Local businesses are invited and encouraged to donate door prizes and giveaways. For more information on attending, sponsoring, and raffle donations, please contact Pat Carraway at (850) 508-2265.
BAYSOLUTIONS is pleased to announce the appointment ofÂ Shay Catrett as President of the company.Â Catrett has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. ShayÂ has worked with BAYSOLUTIONS for 17 years, serving as Vice President of the company since 2015.Â BAYSOLUTIONS is a full service firm specializing in governmental and public relations, general business consulting and professional development training.
BAYSOLUTIONS is located at 2101 Northside Dr. Suite 303, Panama City, FL 32405. For more information, please visit www.baysolutions.com or call (850) 763-4332.
Family-style dining, endless portions of the celebrity chefâ€™s favorite family recipes coming to Pier Park.
Paula Deen is pleased to announce the opening of her restaurant in Panama City Beach, FL, on Monday, March 8, 2021. â€śWe are looking forward to providing our guests with an exceptional dining experience, â€ťsays Paula Deen.
The stunning restaurant, Paula Deenâ€™s Family Kitchen, is nestled in the heart of one of the worldâ€™s most beautiful beaches and is located within the experiential shopping, dining, and entertainment complex of Pier Park.
Born from the values of spending time with family and friends sharing a meal together, Paula Deenâ€™s Family Kitchen invites guests to feel at home while enjoying genuine Southern hospitality and family-style dining. Guests will enjoy endless portions of classic recipes directly from the kitchen of Deen and her family, includingÂ beloved classics such as Paulaâ€™s signature Southern Fried Chicken, Beef Pot Roast, Chicken and Dumplings, and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake.
â€śThe dishes that are passed around the tables at Paula Deenâ€™s Family Kitchen are the foods my grandma Paul taught me how to cook in her home kitchen,â€ť says Paula. â€śIt means so much to be able to share those traditions and recipes with the Panama City community and its visitors.â€ť
Paulaâ€™s Savannah, Ga., roots helped shape the concept for Paula Deenâ€™s Family Kitchen. After launching a lunch delivery service out of her Savannah home in 1989, Paula opened her first restaurant, The Lady & Sons, in the cityâ€™s downtown district in 1996 with the vision to capture the elegance and history of the historic Southern city. Inspired to bring the success and vision of The Lady & Sons to communities outside of Savannah, Paula opened the first Paula Deenâ€™s Family Kitchen in 2015 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and now has four additional locations, including Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Branson, Mo.; Foley, Ala.; and Nashville, Tenn.
Additionally, located within the restaurant is the Paula Deen Store. Paula has hand-selected every item in the retail space, which features many products from the Paula Deen line, including cookbooks, aprons, and cookware, as well as some of Paulaâ€™s personal favorite picks and a few items exclusive to her Panama City Beach store.
The restaurant, which will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, intends to hire more than 130 employees. To learn more about Paula Deenâ€™s Family Kitchen, visitÂ www.pauladeensfamilykitchen.com.
Panama City Beach is pleased to announce that it has been named the No. 2 â€śEmerging Destinationâ€ť in the world by Tripadvisorâ€™s Travelers Choice 2021 Best of the Best Awards. Known for its 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, brilliant emerald-green waters and 320 days of sunshine annually, Panama City Beach has become a beloved destination for families, couples and friends.
â€śWe are thrilled to be named one of the top emerging destinations in the world by travelers,â€ť says Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. â€śThis honor, especially following such a difficult year in the tourism industry is a testament to our community, its scenic beauty and our un-paralleled visitor experience embodied in the brand of Real.Fun.Beach.â€ť
In spite of the challenges faced by Panama City Beach over the past year, the destination is seeing continued investment in the community, including hotel openings, innovative RV parks and new direct flight markets that position the destination to succeed in 2021 and build on its reputation as one of the worldâ€™s most beautiful beaches.
Panama City, FL â€“ January 7, 2021 â€“ Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is proud to announce the launch of its new website. Handfirm.com was created with the first-time visitors and long-term clients in mind, whether you know the firm or are looking for legal representation. The new site provides improved navigation and functionality bringing relevant legal news, attorney contact management and firm services together.
â€śItâ€™s time for new things and with our merger, I am proud to announce that we have a new website. Â As we step into 2021 our law firm has grown into eight offices with more than 85 attorneys and therefore, we needed a new digital format by which our clients and inquirers could obtain legal updates and have 24/7 access to our attorney information. Our regional firm is now serving clients globally. Â The access toÂ informationÂ 24/7 is important and we want to beÂ availableÂ â€ť stated Florida managing lawyer, Franklin Harrison.
The new website uses the latest technology to ensure compatibility with current browsers and mobile devices. It also features a much more robust news and events section offering visitors enhanced content in real time. The design allows visitors to quickly navigate and engage with the firmâ€™s attorneys as well.
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale provides its clients with legal services in all areas of traditional civil practice. We are legal advisors in your business success. The Alabama firm, Hand Arendall, was organized in 1941, and the Florida firm, Harrison Sale McCloy, was organized in 1984. After merging the two firms in 2018 to become Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, the firm is one of the largest law firms in the region with more than 85 attorneys. The firm has a fundamental commitment to creating long-lasting relationships. Cases and projects are staffed with the goal of achieving success for the client with maximum efficiency. With offices in Mobile, Birmingham, Fairhope and Athens, Alabama; and Destin, Panama City, Panama City Beach, and Santa Rosa, Florida, HAHS is uniquely situated among the Southeastâ€™s major law firms to provide legal direction to clients throughout Alabama, Northwest Florida and Mississippi.
The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting Friday at the Beach on Friday, January 15th from 7:30-9:00 AM, at Capt. Anderson’s Event Center located on 5550 N Lagoon Dr. The first networking event of 2021 is proudly presented by Gulf Power, breakfast sponsored by A Superior Air Conditioning Company, and coffee sponsored by Starbucks. Join us as hear from Becca Hardin, President of Bay Economic Development Alliance, will provide an organization update and what’s to come in 2021.
Friday at the Beach has always been a Chamber member favorite for morning meetings. A light breakfast and coffee, Chamber/Community updates, and new member introductions deliver valuable information to the business community. During the program, the Beach Chamber will also present their Quarterly Business Excellence Award.
Friday at the Beach is designed to share ideas and opportunities that will affect the beaches area and local businesses. The program will present community and business leaders in a casual setting. We hope to see you there! This event is a FREE Beach Chamber member benefit. For more information, please contact [email protected] or click here to RSVP. Space is limited.
Panama City Beach Assistant Utilities Director Mark Shaeffer has been named
Utilities Director for the City. Shaeffer, who joined the City Utilities
Department five years ago, succeeds longtime Utilities Director Al Shortt, who
retires February 3 after 28 years of service to the City. City Manager Tony Oâ€™Rourke said Shaeffer stood out among the applicants. â€śMarkâ€™s promotion represents a continuity of leadership and experience for the Utility Department,â€ť said Oâ€™Rourke. â€śThe Utility Department has a $63 million annual budget, including $37 million in capital improvement projects, so it was paramount to hire a
new director with considerable capital improvement experience as well as oversight of a large, complex organization. Mark has been working under the tutelage of Al Shortt, but also worked as a private engineering consultant for many years. He knows the Cityâ€™s needs and is familiar with its many parts.