Tony Hughes

Founder Hughes terminated from Beach Community Bank

Founder Hughes terminated from Beach Community Bank

After being removed from the CEO seat in July, founder of Beach Community Bank Tony Hughes was terminated from employment with the bank Aug. 31. Charles “Chip” Reeves took over as CEO for the bank in July after Hughes became the bank’s Northwest Florida Market president. Read the full article in the Sept. 13 issue […]

Revitalized chamber redirects its focus

Revitalized chamber redirects its focus

On August 7, 2017, Tamara Fountain stepped into the role of CEO and president for the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. In the 12 months that followed, Fountain assessed and scrutinized everything the chamber did. From events to programming to the very mission statement, she worked alongside the board of directors, chairman, membership director […]

Hughes out as Beach Community Bank CEO

Hughes out as Beach Community Bank CEO

Takes on new role as NWFL Market President Charles “Chip” Reeves is the new CEO for Beach Community Bank and he is optimistic about the bank’s future after a $100 million capital raise by bank investment group, Hovde Group, LLC. The Hovde Group is based out of Inverness, Illinois, and they specialize in mergers and […]

Beach Community Bancshares bankrupt; bank to be sold

Beach Community Bancshares bankrupt; bank to be sold

Following more than a decade of delinquent loans, capital deficiencies and poor bank ratings, Beach Community Bank will soon be under new ownership as the bank’s holding company, Beach Community Bancshares, Inc., has filed for bankruptcy. According to the documents filed in the Northern District of Florida United States Bankruptcy Court, the bank will shift […]

Chamber defamation lawsuit settled out of court

Chamber defamation lawsuit settled out of court

  A defamation lawsuit filed by Tony Hughes, president of Beach Community Bank, against the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and its previous CEO, Judy Morehead, has been settled out of court under undisclosed terms. The suit was filed in May 2016 in the First Judicial Circuit Court and alleged that Morehead made false […]

The great divide

The great divide

Monday’s county commission meeting was interesting to say the least. Two chambers on the agenda presented applications to host the same event in different years. It is the same event that the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (NBACOC) has hosted for 10 years with a new venue. They built the event, grew it and […]

Born out of revenge

Born out of revenge

It is as juvenile and immature as what you would see on a playground with children, only most of the children on a playground are better behaved than this.  The two Tonys (Alexander and Hughes) seem to be taking their misdeeds and obvious inadequacies out on the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.  Alexander was […]

A tale of two chambers

A tale of two chambers

In an email sent to several Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce members and military Public Affairs offices, Tony Hughes, former Military Affairs Council chairman for the NBACOC announced the organization of a new chamber of commerce in Navarre.  It will be known as The Greater Navarre Area Chamber, not so different from the existing […]

Lawsuit filed against Navarre Chamber

Lawsuit filed against Navarre Chamber

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and its CEO Judy Morehead are facing a lawsuit filed last week by Tony Hughes, president of Beach Community Bank and chairman of the Military Affairs Council of the chamber. Hughes is seeking damages in excess of $15,000 related to his claims of defamation.  The suit filed in […]