Join us for Friday's Breakfast on the Bay Sponsored by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC! Start your day with a beautiful bay view, a hearty breakfast, and networking. Florida Rep. Mel Ponder will provide a  Legislative Update  and Hand Arendall Harrison Sale Attorney J. Cole Davis will discuss  Medical Marijuana in the Workplace . Register by 3 p.m. today for a chance to win FREE advertising in this email.
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Six Legislators in the Our Region Earned an "A"
Last week, the Florida Chamber released the grades earned by members of the Florida Legislature on the  Florida Chamber's 2018 Legislative Report Card According to the report card
  • 47 percent of state lawmakers earned an "A" (90-100) on pro-jobs issues outlined in the Florida Chamber's 2018 Business Agenda, compared to 9 percent last year.
  • Average GPA for both legislative chambers was 78 percent, compared to 73 percent in 2017.
  • Senate GPA was 74 percent - up from 70 percent in 2017.
  • House GPA was 79 percent - up from 74 percent in 2017.
  • 64 Representatives earned an "A" - up from 13 in 2017.
  • 8 Senators earned an "A" - up from just one in 2017.
The following earned an "A" in our region: 
  • Sen. Doug Broxson
  • Rep. Clay Ingram
  • Rep. Mel Ponder
  • Rep. Jay Trumbull
  • Rep. Frank White
  • Rep. Jayer Williamson
Oysters, Brew, $15K, Car & More at April 19 Tax Relief Golf Tournament
Sponsorships and playing spots are now available for the Chamber's Annual Tax Relief Golf Tournament

This 4-person scramble takes place on April 19, at noon, at Emerald Bay Golf Club. It offers outstanding networking and advertising opportunities for all members, avid golfers and non-golfers alike. Hole-in-one prizes include a trip to Scotland for two or $15,000 in cash, a car from Fort Walton Mitsubishi, and a cruise from Expedia CruiseShipCenters! Golfers will also enjoy tasty brew from Grayton Beer Company and oysters from Acme Oyster House.
 
Want to participate? Download our brochure. We are also seeking door prizes and items for our golfer bags. 
 
Thank you to our sponsors!
 
Practice Green Sponsor
ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
 
Beverage Cart Sponsor
Destin Gulfgate
 
Lunch Sponsor
360 Blue
 
Team with Hole Sponsorship
Centennial Bank
Destin Commons
Pratt Aycock Title, LLC
SimpleHR
Supreme Lending
Tuffy Auto Service - AAM Group
 
Teams
Coastal Accounting of NW Florida, PA
CPC Office Technologies
Destin Commons
Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
FNBT Bank
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Gulf Power
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.
Southern Earth Sciences
Trustmark National Bank
Warren Averett
 
Hole Sponsor
Allstate Insurance - Ryland/Morrow Agency
BayArea Awards & Engraving
Destin Commons
Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon
Enco Electronics
Expedia CruiseShipCenters
Fort Walton Mitsubishi
Insurance Claims 911
ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Sleep Number Store #10939
Somerby of Santa Rosa Beach
Verizon Wireless

For more information, contact Bryana Bahmer at (850) 837-6241 or bryana@DestinChamber.com.

What Does May 5 Mean to You?
Do you think of Cinco De Mayo or maybe the Kentucky Derby? This year, another big event joins the weekend line up - Destin's 8th Annual Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K

Registration is now open. The Race Packet Pick-Up Party will be held in conjunction with Destin Rotary Club's 6th Annual Cajun Crawfish Bash at The Towne Centre at Seascape. A portion of race proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance.

Thank you to event sponsors! Silver sponsors are  Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., and Shoreline Church. Accommodations sponsor is Compass Resorts. Bronze sponsors are Beachworx, LLC; Buffalo Rock Company, Inc.City of Destin; Community BroadcastersEglin Federal Credit Union; Emmanuel, Sheppard & CondonFort Walton Beach Medical Center; K2 MediaLandrum Human Resources; Massage Creations; Sleep Number Store #10939; and Southern Rentals and Real Estate.

For more information, please contact Bryana Bahmer at (850) 837-6241 or bryana@DestinChamber.com.
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