By Ricky Harper, C12 Working from home, remote work, teleworkers or virtual teams; call it what you will, it is fast becoming the nature of today’s workplace dynamics. But working from home is nothing new. I have been doing it since 1995 when the company I was working for at...
By Matthew Vanderford, Claimology There’s a lot going on in the world of insurance these days. And I mean a lot. Over the last few years, Florida has been hit several times with severe hurricanes. And Floridians have been boots on the ground rebuilding their lives; living out brotherly and...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager So much is being written and said about electric vehicles. The new administration, investors, environmentalists, car enthusiasts and just about anyone has heard about them of has an opinion on them. What then is the current and future state of electric vehicles...

The Year Was 1797

By Chris Balzer, ECES If we could go back in time to 1797, we would witness John Adams become the 2nd U.S. President, the first ship of the U.S. Navy, the frigate USS United States being commissioned and the first washing machine being invented. Yes, the first washing machine, a...
By Victoria Ostrosky “This can’t be right!” Mark exclaimed. “Please tell me this is a joke.” “I wish I had better news for you,” replied Anne. “The insurance market has gone through some significant changes over the past 12 months.” “But I don’t understand. This house isn’t that old and it’s in...
By Heather Bennett The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is one of the nation’s oldest non-profit organizations. It provides consumers with business profiles, consumer reviews, consumer information, scam alerts and reviews on charities. It’s here to make sure, as consumers, we make wiser decisions about where we spend our money. I spoke...
The Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation awards a $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors planning to pursue a college degree in the areas of public relations, communication, marketing or journalism. Applicants must be high school seniors residing in Okaloosa, Walton or Santa Rosa counties, with a GPA of 3.5 or...
By Ricky Harper, C12 “Behold the turtle; he only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.” —James Bryant Conant How do you improve as a leader? How do you increase your business acumen? What is your process or strategy for growth? What I am really asking is, what is your...
By Erin Bakker With the cost of residential roofing, many people start out thinking that it’s a good idea to look for the cheapest possible company. Unfortunately, this typically results in a substandard job that will end up costing more due to the need for repairs or even the premature...

Day 22

By Matthew Vanderford, Claimology Day 22. Where do you stand? Where do you stand 22 days after a disaster hits your life? Do you remember where you were 22 days after hurricane Michael? You might not. And that’s ok. Hurricane Michael affected each one of us differently. For some it...

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