PCB Chamber Accepts Grant for 2013 Seafood & Music Fest
Posted on: November 27, 2012
The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce was awarded $485,000.00 at a press conference on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, from the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund. The event took place at Ocean’s Restaurant at Edgewater Beach Resort. The funds are to be allocated solely towards the 2013 Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival.
Patick Juneau, Deepwater Horizon Claims Administrator, and Nick Gagliano, Grant Coordinator, were in attendance, delivering out checks to several grant recipients. “My rule of thumb for everybody is ‘if in doubt, file a claim’,” Mr. Juneau stated. “ There are thousands of eligible claims that did not apply.” There are billions of dollars worth of grants available due to the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. “I’m here to tell you, we will never, ever, ever, ever see this opportunity again in our lifetime,” according to Mr. Juneau.
Representatives from the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Improvement Board-Panama City, Wakulla County Tourist Development Council, City and Port of Port St. Joe, Port St. Joe Redevelopment Agency, Mexico Beach, and the Gulf Coast Marine Life Center accepted checks they were awarded from the fund. The Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund was implemented and approved on behalf of the Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Administration, BP, and the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee.