On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) will be presented with a check on behalf of the BP Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund.  The press conference and check presentation will be held at the Edgewater Beach Resort at 10:30am on the oceanfront pool deck.  Patrick Juneau, a representative from the BP Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund, will present a check in the amount of $125,000.00 to Dutch Sanger, Executive Director for the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board (DIB).

The Panama City Downtown Improvement Board is one of only two Bay County organizations that will receive grant money from BP.  These funds will be used to promote Downtown Panama City.

 About the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board (DIB):

The Downtown Improvement Board is an Economic Development Organization whose mission is to improve the image of Downtown Panama City.  This mission includes bringing people downtown through the marketing of attractions, hosting downtown events, recruiting of businesses and promoting historic preservation.  The Downtown Improvement Board provides family-friendly events free to the public.  The events also get people downtown to spend their money at the locally owned shops and restaurants.  Events sponsored by the Downtown Improvement Board draw close to 400,000 people to the downtown area.