September 22, 2021
For your quick, weekly nugget of Chamber knowledge from
President/CEO Ted Corcoran,
Click the video/photo below.
It's our 75th year - and we're going to have a GREAT celebration on October 22! Ted will tell you all about it - and how you can be a part of the coolest party this fall.
Have you seen the new Palms Bistro out in Destin? That's where we had our September Business After Hours, and it was fabulous! The weather may have kept us inside, but the food, the friendship, and the atmosphere were all wonderful.
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Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners Approves RESTORE Act Subaward for Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Coalition

The Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners has approved $437,500 in funding through a RESTORE Act subaward to the Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Coalition.

The money will be used for supporting consultant services to draft a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan by the Estuary PRogram. The plan will describe projects and how they should be implemented to restore and protect the integrity of the waterways in Northwest Florida.

The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) officially announced that Christen Cowgill will be joining their team in October as the non-profit’s Director of Development and Marketing. In this executive role, she will be leading the development and marketing efforts of ECCAC’s Centers in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Cowgill has an extensive background working with people and events, most recently serving as the Director of Events for Grand Boulevard. Also involved with the Shoreline Church Sisterhood in Destin, a community of women, she serves as their Co-leader. As well, she is an active member of Business Empowered and the Florida Public Relations Association.

Each month, the Chamber holds an orientation session for our newest members. In September, we hosted (back row, L to R) David Thomas - Thomas Garage; Steve Richardson - EVERDEAN Construction; Edna Austin - Aunt Edna's Sweet Tooth, LLC; Jimmy Perkins - Crab Island Jimmy's Charters; Dawn Fenimore - Crab Island Jimmy's Charters; Angie Tubb - Fort Walton Beach Medical Center; Gretchen Haney - Beach Weekend - Venue.

Front Row, L to R. Anthony Rine - Emerald Coast Entertainment Services; Mercedes Feris - Happy Planet Cleaners; Jeanine Koons - K&S Staffing Solutions, Inc.; Pamela Neilson - Aunt Edna's Sweet Tooth, LLC; Megan Blancho - The Law Office of Megan Blancho.
Coastal Skin Surgery and Dermatology
914 Mar Walt Drive, FWB
(850) 314-7546
Rebekah Jones for Congress
PO Box 1259, Gulf Breeze
(850) 980-0735
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Yup! It's that time of year again - your dog's favorite social event of the season. Dog Daze 2021 planning is in high gear. So whether you'd like to be a vendor, an exhibitor, a volunteer, or an attendee, now's the time to take action. All the details are on the Dog Daze calendar page - just click the button below.
October 10th in downtown Fort Walton Beach
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