Magnolia Grill Chili Spectacular fundraiser



Tom and Peggy Rice of Magnolia Grill will host a fundraiser from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 16 at 157 Brooks Street in Fort Walton Beach to benefit Building Homes for Heroes.



This event will help to provide Air Force Master Sgt. Joseph Deslauriers, a triple-amputee, and his family with a new home in Destin.  Attendees will enjoy a dinner of award-winning chili by Chef Aaron Hale, Ret. EOD Army SSG.



Reservations requested at 377-7121 or Kelly.Hale@BuildingHomesForHeroes.org.  Suggested donation is $20, accepted at the door.



New location, owner for Beef Jerky Outlet



Beef Jerky Outlet in Destin has a new owner. The BJO Franchise has welcomed Scharlean Cooper into the family. The Destin store will be managed by Casey Lowery. Paul Lyons, Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise COO, is confident that the new Destin management team will be successful.



“Scharlean's business experience makes her an ideal franchisee,” said Lyons. “The Destin store has always been a strong performer. We are sure that the new ownership will bring added focus and determination to maximize the store's potential.”



The Destin store is now open in a new location directly across from Bass Pro Shops and adjacent to the Hard Rock Cafe. The store address is 4311 Legendary Drive in the Destin Commons mega mall.



“The Destin store is in line with the Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise strategy of locating near active tourist venues. The foot traffic at the new store location is just off the chart,” said Lyons.



ECAR awards



Two awards went to Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast agents at ECAR's 2013 Awards Luncheon. Peter Mohylsky was named Destin Tour Director and Lisa Snuggs was the Humanitarian of the Year.