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					                                                                                                                                                                                     Bay Business Report
   Apalachicola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                  Presorted Standard
   122 Commerce Street
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   Apalachicola, FL 32320
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                                                                                                                                                    Permit #8
                                                                                                                                                  Apalachicola FL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Volume 17, Number 7, July, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                      Apalachicola Bay Area Chamber
                                                                                                                                                                                      122 Commerce Street
                                                                                                                                                                                      Apalachicola, FL 32320
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            From the
                                                                                                                                                                                      850/653-9419
                                                                                                                                                                                      850/653-8219 fax                Tis the Season - Are You Prepared?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Director
                                                                                                                                                                                      www.apalachicolabay.org               June 1st marked the beginning        ment your property and inventory                            Anita Grove
                                                                                                                                                                                      info@apalachicolabay.org        of Hurricane season. Hurricanes Den-       through photographs, video and writ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      nis and Katrina were a wakeup call         ten records. Make sure to include

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for us all. What would you do if a                                                           he Apalachicola Bay Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 buildings, signage, equipment, store
                                                                                                                                                                                      Office Hours:                   storm or another disaster, such as a                                                       Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fixtures and inventory.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fire, damaged your business? A little                                                      members elected a new board
                                                                                                                                                                                      Mon-Friday 9-5                                                                  Contact your insurance agent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of directors for the 2008-2009 fis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      time invested now will go a long way       make sure to update your coverage
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sat 10-4                        to getting your business up and run-       and review your policy. Annually re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cal year. New to this year’s board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ning after a disaster, and preparation                                               are Richard Langford with My Ca-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 view the amount of coverage you have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will give you peace of mind.                                                         terer, Andrea Duval with Andrea’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and deductibles. You might want to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The business community is vi-                                                  Nails and Beth Moseley with Gulf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 consider business interruption insur-
                                                                                                                                                                                    CHAMBER BOARD                     tal to a community’s well being. Our       ance or put funds aside to make it over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           State Community Bank. Continu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing on for another term are: Mark
                                                                                                                                                                                    OF DIRECTORS                      Chamber members are Franklin               an extended recovery period. It may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Freidman with Roberson & Fried-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      County’s economy. When businesses          take a while to get back up and run
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      are unable to operate or destroyed due                                               man, PA, CPA and Farnsley Finan-
                                                                                                                                                                                    PRESIDENT                                                                                     Continued on page 4      cial Consultants, Bud Hayes with
Prepared , from page 1                                                                                                                                                                                                to a disaster the entire community can
                                          Also have on hand thick plastic and                 Memorial, from page 1                      Visitor Statistics                         Joe Taylor 653-1411                                                                                                    Cook Insurance, Kara Landiss with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fail. Jobs are lost, families suffer and
ning, and for your customers to come      duct tape for water protection, mate-                                                          May 2001                1,266              VICE-PRESIDENT                    the fabric of the community is dam-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Memorial Dedication                       Prudential Resort Realty, Susan
back. Even if your business is not        rials for securing the openings of your              with memorial brick pavers dedicated
                                                                                                                                         May 2002                  918                                                aged. Take a few simple measures                The dedication ceremony for a        Bassett with Boardwalk Realty, R.
                                          buildings like hurricane shutters, the               to veterans of all walks of the mili-
damaged by a disaster you still may                                                                                                      May 2003                  926              Mark Friedman 653-1090            now that will help your business re-       regional Veterans memorial park in        Wayne Thomas with R W Thomas
suffer from power outages, road clo-      hardware needed to put them up, bat-                 tary. The dedication event is sched-
                                                                                                                                         May 2004                1,234                                                                                           Apalachicola will be held July 12,        Construction, associate member,
                                          teries and rope. The following                       uled for 10:30 a.m. and will feature                                                 TREASURER                         cover more quickly if a disaster hap-
sures, or from negative publicity.                                                                                                       May 2005                1,526                                                                                           2008. The culmination of a seven year     Ted Ruffner, Joe Taylor with Av-
                                                                                               Vietnam Veteran Memorial founder                                                                                       pens.
     Make a portable file box of im-      websites have detailed information                                                             May 2006                1,535              Jerry Hall 653-9510                                                          million dollar effort will feature a      enue E and Blue beach+home,
                                                                                               Jan Scruggs, and an exhibition of Viet-                                                                                      First, think about what you
portant records to take with you if di-   about how to prepare for a disaster                                                            May 2007                2,046                                                                                           bronze partial replica sculpture of the   Jerry Hall with Apalachicola Sea-
                                          h t t p : / / w w w. i b h s . o r g / d o c s /     nam-era “Huey” helicopters from                                                      SECRETARY                         would do to prepare for a disaster-
saster threatens. It should include the                                                                                                  May 2008                2,437                                                                                           Three Servicemen Statue – the origi-      food Grill and the Soda Fountain,
                                                                                               Dothan, Alabama.                                                                                                       take down signs, screens, copy impor-
past three years of tax returns, a copy   OpenForBusiness.pdf;                                                                                                                      Beth Moseley 653-2126                                                        nal of which stands on the National       Kristin       Anderson         with
                                                                                                          Three Servicemen Statue                                                                                     tant documents, put up shutters, etc.
of your inventory, your accounts pay-     www.floridadisaster.org                      or                                                Website Stats June                                                                                                      Mall in Washington’s Constitution         LongDreamGallery.com, Paul
                                          www.redcross.org.                                    South, Inc. is a non-profit organiza-                                                BOARD MEMBERS                     Sketch out a brief plan to secure your
able and accounts receivable, data on                                                                                                    Hits              21,490                                                                                                Gardens. When officially complete,        Marxsen of Marxsen Accounting,
                                                                                               tion that obtained permission from the                                                                                 business. Do you have recent photo-
your suppliers and your customers,               Locally listen to Oyster Radio                                                          Unique Visitors   16,959                   Kristin Anderson 653-2249                                                    the park will be managed by the           Kathy Robinson with Robinson
                                                                                               Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund                                                                                         graphs of your business including
payroll records, sales tax records,       100.5 FM for the latest information                                                            Page Views        133,136                                                                                               Florida State Park system and is ex-      Brothers Guide Service and
                                          on evacuations and updates. Butch                    (VVMF) and the estate of Frederick                                                   Susan Bassett 323-0092            signage and equipment? Do you have
backup of all your computer records,                                                                                                     Average Page Views6.20                                                                                                  pected to draw thousands of visitors      Robinson Real Estate, Michael
                                                                                               Hart more than seven years ago to                                                                                      a way to get in touch with your em-
and all of your insurance information     Baker, the Director of Franklin                    .                                           Time on Site      4.49                     Andrea Duval 653-9522                                                        annually from across the region.          Shuler, attorney with Shuler &
                                                                                               bring a bronze sculpture of the famed                                                                                  ployees if they evacuate? Do you
and policies. To support insurance        County’s Emergency Management                                                                  Bounce Rate       16.90                                                                                                      The July 12 dedication cer-          Shuler, Diana Prickett, owner &
                                                                                               Three Servicemen Statue to                                                           Kara Landiss 927-2666             have recent inventory records? Docu-
claims or apply for an SBA loan you       office communicates directly with                                                              New Visits        72.89%                                                                                                emony will be held at Apalachicola’s      property manager with Resort Va-
                                          Oyster Radio to keep everyone up-                    Apalachicola, Florida.                                                               Richard Langford 899-0030
will need sales records, a profit and
loss statement, recent audits, receipts   dated.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Paul Marxsen 697-2542
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Meeting Notices                            newly completed Veterans Memorial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Plaza, a City-owned park complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cation Properties.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Joe Taylor was elected as
for equipment and inventory.                                                                                                                                                                                           Monthly Business Luncheon                                  Continued on page 4      President this year. Mark Fried-

                                                                                                                                          BayMedia                                  Ted Ruffner 670-8870
                                                                                                                                                                                    Diana Prickett 927-2322
                                                                                                                                                                                    Michael Shuler 653-9226
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       July 2, 2008, 12:00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tamara’s Café
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Market Street and Avenue D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Membership Renewal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Membership dues are due. You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           man was elected Vice-President,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Beth Moseley will serve as Secre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tary and Jerry Hall will continue
                                                                                                                                             A Graphic Design, Marketing,                                              Apalachicola                                                                        as Treasurer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 should have received a renewal form
                                                                                                                                           Production & Print Service Agency        R. Wayne Thomas 670-4404                                                     containing the data we have on the              Amy Price, owner of Bayside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Business After Hours                      website for your business. Please         Gallery & Florist, Danny Itzkovitz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       July 10, 2008                             carefully check over the data and re-     with Tamara’s Café Floridita, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Apalachicola Historical Inn               turn the forms with your dues. The        Debbie Flowers, owner of Unique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       145 Avenue E                              website has a search function that al-    Nails & More, will be retiring from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Apalachicola                              lows visitors to search by typing in a    the board in July. We thank them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       5:30-7:00 pm                              name or any descriptive word. It is       for their many months of support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 important to have keywords and a de-      and dedication.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Monthly Business Luncheon                 scription on your page of the website.
                                                                                                                                                     baymedia@gtcom.net                                                August 6, 2008                            Call us at (850) 653-9419 if you have
                                                                                                                                             65 Ave. E. Apalachicola 850.653.9020                                      TBA                                       any questions.
New Members/Member News
                                           ters who graduated from Franklin            Texas in mortuary science. He             brother is Chamber member Willie           Here is an example of what a work-              • Mike Williams wrote another
Air Care Wizard, Inc.                      County Schools. Denise currently            worked for a number of years locally      Poloronis. Their father’s family were      ing map listing will look like on our     article that includes Apalachicola         July 4th, 2008
      Welcome Bob and Kathy                runs Cook Insurance. She can be             with Royce Riley and then opened          sponge divers and commercial fish-         site:                                     entitled Make Your Own ‘Best Beach”        4th of July Parade
Hubbard with their business Air Care       reached by calling (850) 653-5249,          Kelley’s. Tammie was born and raised      ermen. John’s family was also in the       Kelley Funeral Home                       List. The article appeared in the                The St. George Island Yacht Club
Wizard, Inc., an air conditioning, heat-   email dbutler@seahawkssupt.com.             in Apalachicola. She married into the     fishing industry. His grandfather was      149 Avenue H, Apalachicola, Florida       Raleigh News & Observer on June            is sponsoring the annual 4th of July pa-
ing and refrigeration service and re-      Visit     her      website      at          business and went on to earn her de-      the lighthouse keeper on Cape St           32320 - map 850-653-2208                  15th. It also appeared in the Dayton       rade on St George Island. Starting
pair     company        located       in   www.seahawkssupt.com.                       gree from Gupton-Jones College of         George back in WWII, and even wit-                                                   Daily News, the Austin American            promptly at 11:00 am at the lighthouse
Apalachicola. Air Care Wizard offers                                                   Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia       nessed the sinking of the Empire                                                     Statesman and the Atlanta Journal          the boy scouts will lead off with the
fast, professional repair service at af-                                                                                                                                                                              Constitution.
fordable prices. An owner operated         Braswell Seafood Market                     in 1996. Chala has worked in the          Mica. His parents were the original        Exposure                                        • Associated Press writer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Color Guard followed by floats from
                                                                                       business for 15 years. She will gradu-    owners of the Grill on Market Street.                                                                                           Harry A’s and Fisherman’s Headquar-
air conditioning and refrigeration ser-          James Braswell joined the                                                                                                        • Connie May Fowler was sent        Brendan Farrington’s article on the St
                                                                                       ate in December with her degree in        John has been a commercial fisher-                                                                                              ters which will give out trinkets for
vice company, Air Care Wizard is li-       Chamber last month with his new                                                                                                  information on Apalachicola for an        George Island Lighthouse is still
                                                                                       mortuary science from Florida Com-        man for 30+ years, working as an                                                                                                the crowd of onlookers. Uncle Sam
censed and insured as a Florida Cer-       business Braswell Seafood Market.                                                                                                article she is writing for Southern Ac-   syndicating in national papers. The
                                                                                       munity College in Jacksonville. The       oysterman, a shrimper and fisherman.                                                                                            and the Statue of Liberty will be there
tified Air Conditioning & Refrigera-       Braswell’s carries a full line of local                                                                                          cents magazine. She was in town June      Orlando Sentinel ran it on June 11Th.
                                                                                       Kelley family believes that a family      Reel Memories is located at the Bat-                                                                                            along with other parade participants.
tion Contractor (CAC1813787) that          seafood including fresh oysters,                                                                                                 20th researching for the article.         Brendan was sent information on the
                                                                                       owned and operated funeral home           tery Park Marina in Apalachicola.                                                                                               The SGI Merchants Association has
serves Apalachicola, Eastpoint and         shrimp, live blue crab, soft shell crabs,                                                                                              • Jon Rawl, publisher of Y’ALL      lighthouse in April.
                                                                                       delivers a more compassionate level       John and Pam can be reached by call-                                                                                            purchased 700 American flags and
the Island.                                grouper, snapper (when in season),                                                                                               magazine was sent information on
                                                                                       of service during a time of great need.   ing (850) 653-9322, 899-1281 cell or                                                       • Lisa DeGroot was sent infor-       Oyster Radio will be on hand. All are
      Air Care Wizard offers competi-      mullet, and flounder. He also has                                                                                                Apalachicola and St George Island.
                                                                                       Kelley’s has two homes, one located       by              email              at                                                mation on area structures that are         welcome to participate in the parade.
tive pricing on repairs, new equip-        crawfish, tuna, snow crab, frog legs,                                                                                            He was in town June 21-22, research-
                                                                                       at 149 Avenue H in Apalachicola and       pam@freehandmedia.com.                                                               listed on the National Register of His-    No water balloons, please, but do
ment and preventive maintenance.           scallops and even alligator meat!                                                                                                ing for an article for the magazine.
                                                                                       the other located at 309 Tallahassee                                                                                           toric Places for use in a PR campaign.     bring your water guns! Call (850)
They also offer duct cleaning and          James was born and raised in
                                                                                                                                                                                 • Jason Morton, Associate Art
have special equipment, the                Apalachicola. He has worked as com-
                                                                                       Street in Carrabelle. They can be
                                                                                       reached by calling (850) 653-2208,
                                                                                                                                 Make Sure You are Found                    Director for Florida Trend magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Allston McCrady’s article on       927-3100 for info.
Rotobrush, which was designed spe-         mercial fisherman and oysterman                                                            The Chamber website has a map-                                                  Apalachicola appeared in Garden &
                                                                                       323-0915 cell or by email at                                                         was sent photographs of boating in our    Gun magazine’s July/August issue.
cifically for air duct cleaning. The       much of his life. He has also been in                                                 ping feature which links your business
                                                                                       chalaturrell@kelleyfuneralhomes.com.                                                 area for article he was working on.       Southern Dream Towns opens with a
Hubbard’s are currently located at 82      the wholesale business and decided a                                                  address to a location on Google Maps.
                                                                                       Kelly’s has a wonderful website,                                                          • Peggy Ussery, a staff writer       double page spread of photos, both of
Market Street Unit B in Apalachicola.      retail seafood store was needed.                                                      Go to your listing, click on the map
                                                                                       www.kelleyfuneralhomes.com. All of                                                   with the Dothan Eagle was sent            Apalachicola. The article lists 20 of
Bob can be reached by calling (850)        James’ wife, Sarah Braswell, works                                                    link. If this is not working, try vary-
                                                                                       their services and products are listed                                               information on the area. She is           the “sweetest small towns south of the
653-3500, (850) 471-9400 or email          with Jimmie Harris at the Tax                                                         ing your street address, maybe chang-
                                                                                       plus they have an obituary page where                                                writing an article on destinations        Mason-Dixon Line”.
bhubbard@aircarewizard.com.                Collector’s office. Braswell Seafood                                                  ing “Hiway” to “Highway” or “St.”
                                                                                       visitors can write condolences, get                                                  within a short drive of Dothan,
Check out the website at                   Market is located at 431 US Highway                                                   to “Street” or “Road”. You can ex-
                                                                                       visitation and service times, and links                                              Alabama. She and a photographer
www.aircarewizard.com.                     98 near Two Mile, just west of Ace                                                    periment by going to http://
                                                                                       to resources on dealing with grief.                                                  visited on Wednesday, June 25 th .
                                           Hardware. They are open Monday-                                                       maps.google.com and trying to search                                                 July 3, 2008
                                           Saturday 9:00 am- 7:00 pm. James                                                      your business there. If you are suc-
Denise Butler Candidate                    can be reached by calling (850) 653-        Reel Memories Charters                    cessful, then use the words that                                                     Independence Day Parade
for Superintendent                         1229 or 653-5101. His email is                    John E. and Pam Vathis joined       worked.                                                                              and Ice Cream Social                                                                     Garlick Environmental
      Denise Butler joined the Cham-       slbjdb06@yahoo.com.                         the Chamber with their new business       There is a glitch for certain towns with                                                   Come to Lafayette Park, at 6:30,                                                      Associates, Inc.
ber as an associate member. She is                                                     Reel Memories Charters. Reel Memo-        zip codes that are the same as other                                                 in your red, white and blue attire, ride                                                   Professional Assistance in Land
running for Superintendent of the          Kelley Funeral Homes                        ries offers inshore and offshore fish-    towns. For instance, St. George Is-                                                  your bike, pull your wagon, drive your                                                   Use and Environmental Regulatory
Franklin County School District.                                                       ing, river and island site seeing trips   land addresses come up as Eastpoint                                                  golf carts or sport your skates. There                                                   Issues throughout the Bay Area and
                                                Welcome David and Tammie
Currently a member of the School                                                       or a little of both. They can custom-     on Google. If you are in one of these                                                will be streamers and supplies to deco-                                                     in the Southeast United States
                                           Kelley, License Funeral Directors and
Board, Denise sees the new school as                                                   ize any trip for the die-hard fisherman   situations, type your information into                                               rate. Then meet at 7:00 p.m. at Veter-
                                           Chala Turrell with Kelley Funeral                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   850/653-8899
a tremendous opportunity to unite the                                                  to a fun filled family day. They have     the map address section of your in-                                                  ans Park for ice cream and entertain-
                                           Home. Opened in 1989 by David                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    850/653-9656 Fax
county as a whole on many different                                                    a 25 foot Proline with a bathroom,        formation with the town that Google                                                  ment! Call (850) 653-9419 for info.
                                           Kelley, Kelley Funeral Home is truly
levels and that leadership at this time                                                freshwater and a cabin. Fishing char-     likes (this will not show up you’re
                                           a family owned and operated busi-
is critical. She has worked in educa-                                                  ters include license, bait, tackle and    your listing). You may have to check
                                           ness. David has been in the business
tion much of her life as a teacher for                                                 ice. John and Pam were born and           out the way that Google has you listed                                                                                                                                                              48 Ave. D
                                           for most of his life. He was born in
many years and the principal of AHS.                                                   raised in Apalachicola and they both      to know which town to enter.                                                                                                                                                          Apalachicola, FL 32320
                                           Milton, Florida and trained in Dallas,
She is also the mother of two daugh-                                                   grew up in the fishing business. Pam’s                                                                                                                                                                                                   garlickenv.com




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                                                                                           We’ve got long term fixed rates          Wakulla, Franklin and Gulf Counties                                                                                                                Helen Nitsios,          With Offices in Apalachicola,
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                                                                                              and adjustable rate loans.                                                                                                                                                                       M.D.              Carrabelle, Eastpoint &
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                                                                                         Call your loan specialist at GSCB.                                                                                                                                                            74 16th St.                 Main Office: 22 Avenue E
                                                                                                                                           Apalachicola, FL 32320
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                                                                                                 Carrabelle: 697-3395                                                                                                   PORT ST. JOE         (850) 227-3838
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                                                                                             St. George Island: 927-2511

				
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