The Grand Lagoon is quickly becoming an area that locals and visitors to the Panhandle are recognizing as a destination location for all things we love about Florida. Recently electing two new members to the 2016 Board of Directors, the Grand Lagoon Coalition is continuing to add to the value of the area by growing membership and increasing economic impact through area family friendly events.
The Grand Lagoon Coalition invites area businesses to connect with current members as well as welcoming the newest board members; Johnny Patronis, Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant, and George Laird, Treasure Island Marina, to inquire about the benefits of joining the coalition. Partnering with the TDC, the Grand Lagoon Coalition is already making plans for their annual Freedom Rocks Celebration in July and the Pirates of The High Seas Fest in October.
“We are building a strong membership and pooling our resources to bring locals and visitors to the Grand Lagoon area, where they will find amazing opportunities to vacation, shop, dine, and play, says Tom Putnam of Half Hitch (currently serving his 2nd term as board president). “This year promises to be exciting with our new board in place. We’re looking forward to the possibilities for growth and visibility as the place to be.â€
2016 Grand Lagoon Coalition Board Members include: President Tom Putnam, Half Hitch; Vice President Jim Hamilton, Pirateâ€™s Cove and Lighthouse Marina;
Corporate Secretary Vince Greiner, Patches Pub. Board Members: Johnny Patronis, Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant; George Laird, Treasure Island Marina; Pam Anderson, Capt. Anderson’s Marina; Paul “Buster” Busuttil, Buster’s Beer & Bait.
For more information, visit www.GrandLagoon.org.