Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale adds new attorney

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC announced the recent addition of attorney Leslie Sheekley to the practice in the areas of business and commercial disputes, contract negotiation and litigation, and community association representation.

"We are delighted to have Leslie join our team,” said Franklin Harrison, managing lawyer of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC Florida. “She is a talented attorney. Her diverse experience and skills will bring additional depth to our firm’s ability to assist clients in navigating legal matters throughout our region.”

“Hand Arendall Harrison Sale affords me a platform for the expansion of my practice, “ said Sheekley. “Through my past interactions with the attorneys of the firm, I was impressed with the professionalism of the attorneys and their sense of value.”

Expedia drops anchor in Destin

Planning a vacation has just become easier for families in Destin. With the desire and expertise to help their community find the right vacation, local entrepreneurs George and Princy Bucher have opened a new Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise at 4424-B2 Commons Drive East.

“We look forward to working with the community to help them find the cruise or vacation that is a perfect fit for their needs,” Princy Bucher said. “Our team of knowledgeable vacation consultants are passionately committed to helping our customers plan their next big adventure, and it’s this level of exceptional service that sets us apart.”

Legendary Marine receives DEP designation

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has designated Legendary Marine as a Clean and Resilient Marina in recognition of the marina’s commitment to environmentally responsible practices and emergency preparedness.

“Legendary Marine has a record of resiliency to both natural and man-made disasters,” said DEP Northwest District Director Shawn Hamilton. “Their commitment to environmental stewardship is evident in their daily operations and marina design.”

Legendary Marine in Destin has an emergency preparedness team, as well as staff who are trained in stormwater management. Storage facilities at the marina can withstand wind loads greater than 140 miles per hour, the main pilings can withstand storm surges from a Category 2 hurricane, and the structure is made of floating docks that can rise and fall with storm surges.

“We have worked hard, improving our policies and procedures, with the goal of earning the Clean and Resilient designation, which shows Legendary's commitment to being an ecologically responsible marina," said Lance R. Brown, Legendary Marine facility manager/safety coordinator.

Progress Bank ranked in top performing banks

Progress Bank, which has a branch in Destin, recently announced it was named the 64th top performing bank in the United States with total assets between $1 billion and $10 billion by SNL/S&P Global Market Intelligence, based on its financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017.

“We are pleased to be recognized among the top rated banks in the country by SNL/S&P Global Market Intelligence,” said David Nast, president and CEO of Progress Bank. “We have a group of high performing associates who run our company the right way and take great care of our clients.”