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Chamber Events
Is Your Business Affected by Sales Tax on a Commercial Lease?
Did you know Florida is the only state in the USA to charge sales tax on commercial leases? It is an issue the Chamber's President and CEO addressed through a Letter to the Editor in February 2016. Click here to read the letter.

During the 2017 legislative session, Florida Realtors are mounting a communications campaign to help spur legislators into reducing the business rent tax that continues to stifle the growth potential of Florida's businesses   To make this campaign successful, they are seeking business owners and commercial Realtors who can speak to the negative effects of the business rent tax. If you have been affected, use this survey to share your experience:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FloridaRealtors_BRT
Area's Biggest Networking & Marketing Opportunity Happens March 2
The 10th Annual Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County is this Thursday, March 2.  The event, a joint effort of the Destin and Greater Fort Walton Beach chambers of commerce, takes place at the Emerald Coast Convention Center from 4 - 7 p.m. It is open to the public to attend at no charge. 
Bring your coworkers, neighbors, and friends, and come see the latest and greatest our area businesses have to offer. 

Thank you to our exhibiting sponsors! 
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Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center / Twin Cities Hospital
Northwest Florida State College
White-Wilson Medical Center
ZT Motors of Fort Walton Beach

Aaron's Lock Service
Advanced Fire Protection
Air Force Enlisted Village
Alpha Foundations Specialists
Better Business Bureau
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
CertaPro Painters of Northwest Florida
Children In Crisis
Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology
Compass Resorts
Cox Communications
CRC Data Technologies
Cumulus Media
Dermatology Specialists of Florida
Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport
Destin Beef Jerky Outlet
Destin Palms Vacations, Inc.
Diamond Dan DJ Services
Ecoview Windows and Doors of NW Florida
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide
Emerald Coast Olive Oil
Emerald Coast Painters
Executive Air, LLC
FirstService Residential
Fresh Start for Children & Families
Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill
FWB Developmental Center
Giant Enterprises
Giovanni's One89
Gulf Power Company
Harris Business Machines
Helen Back
Home Town Contractors, Inc. / Bath Planet
K2 Media
Landrum HR
Legendary Marine
McNeill Hotel Group
Okaloosa County Tax Collector
Okaloosa Technical College
Perfect Imprints
ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Sam's Club
Southern Light
Space Walk of Crestview and Fort Walton Beach
Sterling Resorts
Superior Residences of Niceville & Bluewater Bay
The ARC of the Emerald Coast
The Petermann Agency
The Wellness Champions
TSC Productions
Verizon Wireless
West Florida Regional Planning Council
Wingate by Wyndham Destin
WorkSpace Suites

A few more booths are available. Please call Bryce at (850) 837-6241 or email bryce@DestinChamber.com.
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Chamber Announces Annual Tax Relief Golf Tournament
Join us on Thursday, April 20, for our Annual Tax Relief Golf Tournament! Want to promote your business to golfers? Check out our sponsorship brochure 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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