June 9, 2021
For your quick, weekly nugget of chamber knowledge from
President/CEO Ted Corcoran
Click the video/photo below.
THIS THURSDAY-TOMORROW!!
Nothing But Networking!
Location @ THE PLACE ON BEAL
Presented & Catered by Chili's
MEMBER APPLAUSE!!
Eglin Federal Credit Union
Skate Park
Crestview has a new Skatepark!

Eglin Federal Credit Union Skatepark had its Grand Opening this past Saturday. This community project was started by Hub City Skate, in partnership with Eglin Federal Credit Union. Check out the new skatepark on Brookmeade Drive by the RC Track (behind the hospital).
One Hopeful Place Receives Donation from
100+ Women Who Care
100+ Women Who Care is a group of 100+ women who meet quarterly and raise thousands of dollars for local nonprofits. One Hopeful Place is their latest, appreciative, recipient of a $12,750 check awarded during the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber's First Friday Coffee this past Friday, June 3rd.
Fort Walton Beach City Manager Honored with
2021 Home Rule Hero Award
The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Fort Walton Beach City Manager Michael Beedie with a 2021 Home Rule Hero Award for his hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2021 Legislative Session. Beedie and other honorees worked tirelessly throughout the Session to promote local voices making local choices, protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s municipalities and advance the League’s legislative agenda.

“Our partnership with the Florida League of Cities, Inc. is invaluable when it comes to working with state lawmakers to protect the rights and powers of our cities,” said Beedie. “Fort Walton Beach is positioned to have a very bright future. To stay on this track, we must not lose our ability to make decisions that are best for us.” READ MORE...
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
This week's Member Spotlight features Johnny C., owner of ACE50 Media, a long-time Chamber Member and valued partner on various projects. Watch the video below to learn a little more about Johnny C and what ACE stand for.
180 Mary Esther Blvd
Mary Esther, FL 32569
(850) 374-3222
First Friday Coffee
This past First Friday Coffee powered by Gulf Power was the perfect way to kick off the weekend! We announced our newest Annual Sponsor ACE50 Media... Take Stock in Children-Okaloosa and Fresh Start for Children and Families gave us an update... and 100+ Women Who Care Emerald Coast generously awarded a check for over $12K and so much more! If you missed it, mark your calendar for next month's event on July 9th!
For more photos CLICK HERE!
Thank you to Daniel Simmons Photography for assisting with photos.
COMMUNITY NEWS
Anyone seen a “Help Wanted” sign lately? Yes, that’s a joke…they are literally everywhere. 
While it is great to see our county’s unemployment rate now back to pre-pandemic levels, the competition for new employees has never been greater than it is right now. Would you like to learn how to leverage technology to attract new talent or connect with customers? These questions and more will be addressed by an expert panel from Cox Media during One Okaloosa’s next FREE quarterly Professional Webinar taking place at 10am on June 23. Click HERE to Register.
One Okaloosa EDC Job Board
Did you know that One Okaloosa EDC maintains a jobs board featuring all manner of technical and healthcare positions available RIGHT NOW in Okaloosa County? 

The jobs board is a key feature of the “Relocate Here” section of the One Okaloosa EDC website – also a great resource to share with any prospective employee or separating military member who might be considering a relocation to our area from elsewhere. Access it HERE!
Small Business Spotlight: VenYou201
This month’s Small Business Spotlight on Startup Okaloosa features VenYou201, a new event venue located in Niceville operated by the C.A.L.M. organization. Read their story – including the great lessons they have to offer for others considering starting a business – HERE!
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
TONIGHT!
Wednesday, June 9th
6:00PM
Tuesday, June 15th
8:00AM
For the complete list of JUNE CHAMBER Events CLICK HERE
For the complete list of JUNE COMMUNITY Events CLICK HERE