Pam Griffin The Destin Log

Brent, Prudhomme join Coastal Bank

Coastal Bank and Trust/Synovus announced that Tracy Brent has joined the bank as treasury management sales officer and John Prudhomme has joined as financial consultant.

Brent is at the CB&T Pensacola branch and Prudhomme serves Destin from the CB&T branch, 34910 Emerald Coast Parkway.

A banking veteran of nearly 20 years, Brent works with clients to optimize cash flows using a full range of treasury management products and services. Prodhomme offers a tailored wealth management approach, including comprehensive financial planning, investment management, legacy wealth planning, retirement planning and estate planning.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet celebrates grand opening

Ollie’s is known for unbeatable name brand closeouts in a variety of departments like books, food, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items, and more. The home of “Good Stuff Cheap” officially opened its doors at 9 a.m. Aug. 10 on East John Sims Parkway next to GNC in the old Kmart.

“We are excited to open our third store in the great state of Florida where the folks have been so good to us,” said Mark Butler, president and CEO of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. “With so many great deals, we’re thrilled to offer Okaloosa County area shoppers a wide variety of name brand merchandise at up to 70 percent off the fancy store prices.”

NWFSC graduates nursing students

Northwest Florida State College honored students Aug. 8 who successfully completed the bachelor of science in nursing program during the summer 2016 semester. A total of 22 students graduated with their BSN degrees.

Courtney Ball of Destin was recognized for maintaining a 4.0 GPA for her BSN courses while in the program.

The BSN degree program is designed for Florida licensed registered nurses who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Dental assisting graduates honored at NWFSC

Northwest Florida State College recognized 18 students who successfully completed the college's vocational certificate program in Dental Assisting during the 2015-16 academic year.

Samantha Mangum of Destin was among the graduates.

The Dental Assisting program is a competitive-admission, three-semester program that provides students extensive clinical experiences.