If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. 
- Henry Ford

Join us for a hearty breakfast, beautiful view, and networking this Friday, March 10, during our Breakfast on the Bay. Mayor Scott Fischer will share his State of the City. Register by 3 p.m. today for your chance to win FREE advertising in this email. Click here for details. 

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Chamber Events
ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Claims Golf Tournament Title Sponsorship
Join us on Thursday, April 20, for our Annual Tax Relief Golf Tournament Sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals! Want to promote your business to golfers? Check out additional sponsorship opportunities or register your team  here.
Ambassador Recruitment Underway
Our Ambassador Committee is actively seeking proactive, community-minded individuals to join in the fun. For details, please check out our Ambassador Overview or email Bryce at bryce@DestinChamber.com.
Florida Chamber Wants Your Opinion on the Commercial Lease Tax
As you may remember from last week's Tuesday Talking Points pop quiz,  Florida is the only state in the USA to charge sales tax on commercial leases

Now, the Florida Chamber is seeking your input on the issue, as it is urging the legislature to phase out this $1.8B Florida only tax on businesses. Please take a moment to share our thoughts by completing this short survey.

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R&D Tax Credit Application Period Opens March 20
The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) will begin collecting applications for the R&D Tax Credit against the Corporate Income Tax for tax year 2016 on Monday, March 20. The application will be live online until Sunday, March 26, at 11:59 PM. During that time, the amount of credits that will be awarded is $9 million, and if applications exceed the cap, credits will be awarded on a pro-rata basis. Prior to applying through DOR, companies must certify through the Department of Economic Opportunity that they are a qualified targeted industry business. For details, click here.
Public Hearing Concerning Proposed Improvements to State Road 30/U.S. Hwy. 98
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing concerning proposed improvements to State Road 30 (U.S. 98/Harbor Boulevard), from the East Pass Bridge to Airport Road in Okaloosa County, on Thursday, March 23, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., at the Destin City Hall Annex Council Chambers. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 6 p.m., followed by a public comment period. For details, please click here.
Run with the Dogs on March 18
The City of Destin Parks & Recreation Department will host the 17th Annual Run with the Dogs 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 18, at 9 a.m. Bring your dog, big or small, to run or walk the race. The race is also open to those without canine companions. For details, please click here.
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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