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What Would You Charge for Commercial Cleaning Services?
Asked by Marina, Minneapolis, MN on Aug 22, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I haven't done commercial cleaning and I am at a loss. What would you charge for the the cleaning of an office building 5 000 sq ft 3 times a week, 16 stalls... (more)

    Mary David from Amazing Mermaids Cleaning Co.
    Destin, FL • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 23, 2017


    Usually $25 to $30 an hour for amount of work you have indicated. Consider supplies and taxes I would have to pay out pocket to worker's.

I work in the hospitality and design industry and am seeking advise on what couples are choosing for their wedding destination venues. Any input would be greatly... (more)

    Patti Terjak from SurfSide Brides
    Destin, FL • 7 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 11, 2017
    Purple and orange beach set up

    For me, it is destination beach weddings... Destin and the surrounding area of Northwest Florida is considered the Emerald Coast...

Specialty Retailers, How Do You Get Referrals From Customers?
Asked by Neal, Front Royal, VA on Jul 10, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth

Just looking for some opinions. I just started working at a cell phone store and have yet to build a customer base. My salary is 100% commission. I was thinking of... (more)

    Chris Rowland from Proactive Data Solutions
    Destin, FL • 8 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 10, 2017

    I consider myself a specialty industry, although not retailer per se; i have tried TV ads, marketing, flyer and other mail-outs, magazines, billboards -- you name... (more)

Which Marketing Style Works Best for Computer Programmers?
Asked by Chris, Destin, FL on Aug 10, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice

What has been the best form of marketing for your industry? For me this far, it's been simple canvassing although I've tried many. TI

    Randy Dow from BDP Technology Solutions
    1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Thursday, August 10, 2017

    The best, and easiest, marketing for programmer supplemental services is via customer references and previous managers whom your staff worked with as they transition... (more)

Sports Center has Successful Summer Season
Posted on Jul 28, 2017 • in Destin FL
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Morgan's Sports Center's summer tournaments did not disappoint and raked in an $4 million in economic impact for the local economy as reported by The Destin Log.

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Sports Center has successful summer season

The Destin Log by ABRAHAM GALVAN

Morgan's Sports Center's summer tournaments did not disappoint and raked in an $4 million in economic impact for the local economy.The four soccer, baseball and softball tournam...

Mary Hong Opens Art Boutique in Destin
Posted on Jul 06, 2017 • in Destin FL

DESTIN — Artist Mary Hong recently announced the opening of two new art galleries on the Emerald Coast, reports The Destin Log.

The Shard Shop, a make-your-own art... (more)

Mary Hong expands art to Destin

The Destin Log

DESTIN - Artist Mary Hong recently announced the opening of two new art galleries on the Emerald Coast.The Shard Shop, a make-your-own art boutique, and Mary Hong Gallery, a con...

Networking online and generating referrals is not easy! What tips or strategies have you used as a professional in the trasnportation industry to gain referrals.

    Bob Derry from Destin Coach executive sedan service
    Destin, FL • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Word of mouth is great but,, show up on time. People tend to notice that... Don't say five minutes, if you are actually 12 mins away. Tell em 12 mins.. truth is... (more)

Chamber Hosts Breakfast on the Bay on June 9
Posted on Jun 02, 2017 • in Destin FL
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The Destin Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Breakfast on the Bay at Lulu's (4607 Legendary Marina Drive) on Friday, June 9 from 7:30am-9:00am.

Chamber's Breakfast on the Bay - Jun 9, 2017 - Destin Chamber,FL

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Chamber's Breakfast on the Bay

A Southern Living Store is Coming to Destin Commons
Posted on May 20, 2017 • in Destin FL
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A Southern Living store is coming to Destin Commons and is scheduled to open later this month, according to The Destin Log.

The new store will feature a selection of... (more)

New magazine-branded store coming to Destin

The Destin Log by special to the Daily News

DESTIN - A Southern Living store is coming to Destin Commons and is scheduled to open later this month. The new store will feature a selection of items from local Southern artis...

New Bakery Opening in Destin
Posted on May 10, 2017 • in Destin FL

Liv Pies Bakery will be a full-scale bakery that will offer allergy-sensitive options including gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and dye free baked goods, as well... (more)

Sweetening up Destin

The Destin Log by Savannah Vasquez

Warm bread fresh from the oven, home-made pies, gourmet cakes and cookies and even French macaroons are just a few of the items on the menu of the new bakery opening soon in Des...