You don't want to miss this Thursday's Business After Hours Sponsored by BOTE, where one lucky Chamber member will walk away with his or her own paddleboard! Please find details and registration information here.

Did You Know?
While the Florida unemployment rate is currently 3.9%, did you know the unemployment rate is 2.7% for Okaloosa County and 2.8% for Walton County? Find out how our local counties stack up against others at TheFloridaScorecard.org.


Progress Bank CD
New Member Spotlight
Alphatec Marine Electronics
FamilyVest
Reef Marketing Group LLC
Union State Bank
Want an In-Depth, Hands-On Education on your Community?
Check out our Destin Forward program! 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.

We have already begun receiving applications for the Class of 2019. For details, please click here.

Beachworx
Are Paddlers Your Target Market?
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, silver sponsors  The Islander, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc., and Sea Glass Apartments, and gold sponsors  Highway 98 Country, 102.1 The Wave, 103.1 The Blaze, and Q92 Hit Music Now.
Chamber Events

Ribbon Cuttings
May 22 - Beachworx

Looking for more events in the Destin area? Check out our online calendar.

Executive Air
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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Destin Chamber
4484 Legendary Dr. Ste. A, Destin, FL 32541
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