Stephanie Duffield receives award for exceptional achievement

Stephanie Duffield, of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Destin, recently won the firm's Ted Jones Entrepreneurial Award for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships. Duffield was one of 922 of the firm's 12,000 financial advisors to receive the award.

"It's truly an honor to be recognized for building relationships with those clients we serve," said Duffield. "And it is also quite inspirational to receive an award named after a firm legend such as Ted Jones who was so innovative and recognized the need for quality financial advice for long-term individual investors."

"Stephanie's success hinges on her ability to know and understand the financial needs and goals of her clients, long-term individual investors," said Jim Weddle, the firm's managing partner. "Our clients most appreciate recommendations tailored to their situations and the high level of personal service Stephanie provides."

Bay Breeze Patio official local retailer for Wilmington Grills

Bay Breeze Patio has become the official local retailer for Wilmington Grills, a high-quality, American-made line of charcoal and gas grills.

"Wilmington is a great addition to our premium line of grills," said Wayne Paul, co-owner of Bay Breeze Patio. "These are great grills for a coastal environment. They are made in Wilmington, N.C., and the manufacturer has first-hand knowledge of constructing products for challenging coastal conditions."

Located one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Bay Breeze Patio is open seven days a week. Learn more at