Community Briefs July 11

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Donation drive

Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union is collecting school supplies, including pencils, paper, crayons, scissors, glue or notebooks, to help students in local communities. Drop off donation at any AACFCU branch July 21 through Aug. 1. All donations will be given to local organizations. Call 800-448-4096 for more information.

Andrew Farris named to EOU dean’s list

Andrew Farris of Freeport has been named to the dean’s list at Eastern Oregon University for spring term 2014.

Farris is among 522 students to earn this distinction.

Qualifying students achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded coursework for the duration of the term.

Family medicine physician moves to Santa Rosa Beach

Dr. Matthew Kinzelman, a board-certified family medicine physician, has moved his practice to Sacred Heart Medical Group in Santa Rosa Beach..

Before moving to Santa Rosa Beach, he had his medical practice at Sacred Heart Medical Group in Pace, Fla., for many years. He has a special medical interest in treating the entire family, from children to grandparents.

Dr. Kinzelman is currently accepting new patients at Sacred Heart Medical Group, 23 Mack Bayou Loop, Suite 200 in Santa Rosa Beach or call 278-3940.

Katie Johnson to serve second term with Visit Florida

Silver Sands Premium Outlets has announced Katie Johnson, director of Marketing and Business Development, was chosen to serve on Visit Florida’s Marketing Council Steering Committee for a second term.    

Johnson, who currently serves on the 2013-2014 Meetings & Travel Trade Committee, was appointed to the Promotions Committee for the July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 term.  The Promotions Committee provides input on strategic matters related to Visit Florida’s Consumer programs from sweepstakes to promotions with media partners on a market-specific, regional and national basis.

Launch of 30A Coffee

Amavida Coffee & Tea and have launched 30A Coffee with “Florida Sunrise Blend” Coffee available at Amavida Coffee & Tea in Seaside and Rosemary Beach, YOLO Board Adventures in WaterColor, Sunrise Coffee Co., the 30A Gear Truck in Gulf Place, and

“We’ve worked together with 30A in many different ways over the years, especially in support of local charities, and we couldn’t be more excited to produce the first 30A-brand coffee,” said Dan Bailey, founder of Amavida Coffee & Tea.

Like all Amavida Coffee, the new 30A Coffee is Organic and Fair Trade, directly sourced from the finest coffee farms in the world.

“Amavida not only supports our local community, but they’re great global citizens as well,” said 30A’s Mike Ragsdale. “Amavida is an authentic local brand, but one that truly has global vision and reach.”

Jennifer Vigil new TDC director of administration

Jennifer Vigil began working with the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) as director of administration on June 16. Vigil’s role involves developing and managing the execution of the annual budget, while preparing monthly reports of the financial performance of the TDC.

“Jennifer is highly motivated and has already proven to be an excellent asset for the TDC team,” said executive director of Walton County TDC, Jim Bagby. “She brings with her years of experience in human resources, administration, finance and program policy management.”

Before joining the Walton County TDC, Vigil served as City Clerk in Callaway from 2011 to 2013.

“I am excited about joining the Walton County Tourist Development Council team and working in such a beautiful area of our community,” Vigil said.


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