850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida - 850 Business Magazine August-September 2010

Getting what BP owes you

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster has suddenly made “boom,” “skimmer” and “junk shot” part of the vocabulary for residents of the Florida Panhandle. But the Gulf spill is now also introducing such terms as “multi-district litigation,” “secondary claims” and…

Will Apalachicola revive its shipbuilding past?

Thanks to a new state grant system, Florida’s traditional waterfronts may come back to life. The Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever Grant Program, created in 2008, is aimed at restoring once-vital coastal communities. Apalachicola is the first community to…

Local businesswomen walk for a cure

Local businesswomen Jennifer Holcombe and Jessica Jones are sisters and best friends who last year teamed up for the biggest physical challenge of their lives — participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City. Walking Miles…

Bay County EDA's Janet Watermeier talks personal

Even when Janet Watermeier is relaxing, she’s thinking — perhaps subconsciously — about economic activity. Rain Maker Janet Watermeier, PANAMA CITY Director, Bay County Economic Development Alliance By Jason Dehart Originally published in the Aug/Sep 2010 issue of 850 Magazine…