New director of rooms and director of front office

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Chad Armistead as director of rooms and Wayne T. Stokes as director of front office.

“Chad and Wayne both have extensive experience in the industry and proven track records of success,” said Gary Brielmayer, general manager. “I have no doubt they will strengthen our team and help further enhance guest services here at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.”

Fitness U.S. Gym and Bootcamp of Destin

With the opening of Fitness U.S. Gym and Bootcamp in Destin Commons, there is yet another option available at the popular outdoor lifestyle center, and stay fit at the same time.

This is the second location for partners Jersey Giambrone and Roberto Larrivey, who also operate a Fitness U.S. Gym and Bootcamp of Niceville. The 3,000 square foot facility in Destin Commons offers state-of-the-art fitness equipment including self-propelled HiitmillX treadmills.

For more information on Fitness U.S. Gym and Bootcamp of Destin, visit or call 850-279-3252.

A familiar brand is updating its look

In the months ahead, you’ll start to see RE/MAX offices, advertisements, and yard signs with a fresh, new branding identity featuring the franchise’s iconic hot air balloon with a modernized typeface. The refresh comes on the heels of the “Sign of a RE/MAX Agent” marketing campaign launched last year, which highlights and celebrates the work of real estate professionals.

“Our new look better represents the enthusiastic entrepreneurs who comprise our network,” said Adam Contos, co-CEO of RE/MAX. “Great brands evolve and RE/MAX is no different. We believe the updated balloon and wordmark will help our agents grow their business and give them an even bigger competitive advantage in digital, social media and mobile marketing.”

Mark A. Violette, P.A. opens another office at Keller Williams

Keller Williams Emerald Coast Realty (KWEC) announced that attorney Mark Violette opened a new office for his full-service real estate law firm, Mark A. Violette, P.A., in KWEC’s Santa Rosa Beach office, 3925 W. County Highway 30A, one mile east of Gulf Place.

“Having Mark Violette’s office in four of our offices is a tremendous asset and convenience to serve legal services needs, not only for our agents, but for our buyers and sellers as well," said Jeff Adamson, managing broker. "He and his staff’s expertise in all things real estate from a law perspective always makes for a smooth transaction from listing through sale of both residential and commercial properties.”

For more information about KWEC, or to locate a Mark A. Violette P.A. office, call 850-654-2900.