The Destin Chamber's Board of Directors recently took a position against two bills currently being debated in the Florida Legislature and sent letters detailing concerns to Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. George Gainer, and Rep. Mel Ponder. House Bill 773 gives control of short-term rentals to the state and removes home rule. House Bill 585 and Senate Bill 658 seek to expand the use of Tourist Development Tax dollars to include funding for infrastructure projects. Read the letters here.

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Award Winning Cardiac Care & Free Basketball Tickets at Feb. 13 Lunch
Please join us for our Feb. 13 Leaders In Business Lunch Sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and meet the Northwest Florida State College men's and women's basketball coaches! Free tickets will be given to Destin Chamber Night at the NWFSC Raiders' Arena, which will be celebrated Feb. 21, in conjunction with the men's basketball game against Tallahassee Community College. We will also learn about Award-Winning Cardiac Care Right Here in Our Community, from FWBMC CEO Mitch Mongell and Electrophysiologist Dr. Ajit Janardhan.

Register by Friday, Feb. 9, for your chance to win FREE advertising in this email.
Destin Forward Holds Annual Pins & Pancakes Fundraiser
On Feb. 23, enjoy bowling and pancakes during Destin Forward's annual Pins & Pancakes Fundraiser! Proceeds raised from the breakfast, which includes a silent auction, will benefit the Destin Forward's beautification project at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's Cultural Arts Village. Find details here. Update: Bowling lanes are sold out, but tickets are still available for the pancake breakfast buffet and silent auction.
Chamber TV Show Sponsorship Available
Each month, the Destin Chamber's monthly TV show highlights three Chamber members in 8-9 minute interview segments. The interviews are set against a window-style backdrop, highlighting an image from the show's sponsor. This sponsorship is now available! If you are interested, please call (850) 837-6241 or email espies@DestinChamber.com for details.  For recent TV shows, check out the Chamber's YouTube Channel

In addition to the show being highlighted on the Chamber's YouTube Channel and promoted via its social media outlets, the show is seen four times per week throughout the month on Cox Channel 6 in Okaloosa County and on Cox OnDemand.
What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Federal Tax Reform Bill
Want to know more about the new Federal Tax Package and how it might affect small businesses? Please view these documents shared by Kelley Chamblin, Warren Averett Tax Division Member:
Save $ on Office Supplies
Save big bucks on your office supplies when you create an Office Depot Business Account through your membership with the Destin Chamber.  To register for the program, visit  mychamberadvantage.com/chamber_signup .

Returning customers, visit  business.officedepot.com.
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