The Destin Young Professionals are holding a breakfast this Thursday, July 19, sponsored by Cups and Cones, LLC. Come learn more about the group and network with peers. For details and registration, click here. The YPs will also be collecting school supplies for the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center at the event.

Did You Know?
According to the Florida Chamber Foundation's Chief Economist Dr. Jerry Parrish, Florida's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) topped $1 trillion last week. Putting it into perspective, if Florida was an independent country, Florida's $1 trillion economy now ranks as the 17th largest economy in the world - ahead of Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Argentina.
Destin Forward Deadline Is Approaching
Are you considering our Destin Forward program? Applications are due this Friday, July 20. 

Designed to provide a hands-on learning experience into the issues facing the Destin community on a day-to-day basis, Destin Forward accepts up to 25 business professionals for each 9-month class.  Participants learn from community leaders and industry experts on a variety of topics, including the environment, waterways, history, tourism promotion, real estate, non-profits, transportation, government affairs, and more.

For the application and details, please click here.
Are Paddlers Your Target Market? Final Chance to Sponsor & Be On the T-Shirts!
Get ready for Destin's biggest beach party, when the  7th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER returns to the beach behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House on Saturday, Aug. 18! Want to know if sponsorship will help you reach your target market? Check out our sponsorship deck for paddler statistics and for 2018 sponsorship opportunities.

Want to paddle? Registration is now open. Visit PaddleAtThePorch.com for details.

Thank you to race partners BOTE and The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House; title sponsor Destin ER; gold sponsor ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals; accommodations sponsors  The Islander, Destin Gulfgate, and  Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.; silver sponsors  Blanken Management, Henry Chiropractic, Life's A BeachThe Preserve at Henderson BeachSea Glass ApartmentsSleep Number Store #10939, and Wet, Inc.; and media sponsors  102.1 The Wave, 103.1 The Blaze, Destin LifeHighway 98 Country ,  K2 Media, Inc., and Q92 Hit Music Now.
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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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