August 9, 2022
Good morning!
Sponsored by A2Z Specialty Advertising, Friday's Business Before Hours features a property insurance panel with Brad Davies of Liufau McCall Insurance Group, Dave Morrow of Allstate Insurance - Ryland/Morrow and Dennis Gagnon, Jr., of Affordable Home Insurance, who will share their thoughts and answer your questions.

Register Now for Paddle at the Park!
The 10th Annual Paddle at the Park Sponsored by HCA Florida Destin Emergency will take place on the beautiful white sandy shores and emerald green Gulf waters of Henderson Beach State Park on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event features 1- and 3-mile recreational races, the 6-mile elite race for the official Destin SUP Cup, and a kids' out-and-back fun paddle.

Thank you to our race partners BOTE and Henderson Beach State Park; title sponsor HCA Florida Destin Emergency; platinum sponsors Destin - Fort Walton Beach and R3 Construction; accommodations sponsors SummerPlace Inn and Vacasa; silver sponsors 99Rock, Destin Life, Eglin Federal Credit Union and Z96; bronze sponsor Circle JM Farms; photography sponsor McCain's Creations Photography; and site sponsors Buffalo Rock and Destin Fire Control District
Important Election Information
Don't forget the 2022 Primary Election is Aug. 23., and your vote is important! Check out the sample ballot for Okaloosa County here and Walton County hereFor information on polling locations and times, visit and
Business Tax Receipt Renewals for FY 2023
It’s time to renew your Destin Business Tax Receipts (BTRs). To avoid any late fees, renewal payments are due by Sept. 30. For step-by-step instructions, visit
Want Your Business Seen? Advertise on! averages more than 56K page views each month. Advertising packages can be tailored to your business' goals. Home page spots are available.

Contact Elizabeth at or (850) 837-6241 for more information.
Ready To Add New Employees To Your Team?
Check out our Job Board! To add your own job listing, log into our Member Portal. If you need your login information, send us an email at
Perks of Your Chamber Membership

Affordable Health Insurance for Your Employees
We are pleased to offer an ACA-compliant group health benefits solution that offers premium savings from 10-20% compared to traditional carrier plans. View details here.

Healthiest You by Teladoc is a high-quality virtual care solution designed to serve businesses and their employees who cannot afford traditional health insurance. View details here.

Savings On Your Email Marketing Program
As a chamber member, you receive some great benefits from our partnership with Constant Contact, including special savings on email marketing. Click here to see how you can save up to 25%.

Save $ On Office Supplies
Did you know Destin Chamber members save money on office supplies by ordering online with Office Depot? Visit to sign up.
Shop Talk Thursdays
No Cost Business Consulting
Thursday, August 11 | 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Destin Chamber
Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan will be available for impromptu meetings assisting with business challenges or opportunities. These meetings are confidential, no-cost, and allow you skip the traditional wait period after you request consulting from the Florida SBDC.
Business Before Hours Sponsored by A2Z Specialty Advertising
Friday, August 12 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Shoreline Church

Do you have questions about property insurance and the recent legislation about it? Our panelists Brad Davies of Liufau McCall Insurance Group, Dave Morrow of Allstate Insurance - Ryland/Morrow and Dennis Gagnon, Jr., of Affordable Home Insurance will share their thoughts and entertain questions.
Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Magda Cooper, BOTE
Wednesday, August 17 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
Business After Hours
Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting Celebrating Recent Remodeling Sponsored by Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Destin
Thursday, August 25 | Ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m.
Business After Hours from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 19001 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin
Join us for networking, cocktails, and appetizers, during our Aug. 25 Business After Hours Sponsored by Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Destin!
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, September 7 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber

Save the Date for our 2022 Signature Events
December 13 - Holiday & Awards Party

Sponsorships are available! Contact for details.
Community Events
Ongoing Through Monday, August 22

Tuesday, August 9

Wednesday, August 10

Thursday, August 11

Friday, August 12 - Saturday, August 13

Friday, August 12

Sunday, August 14

Monday, August 15

If you would like your event listed here, please submit it to the Events Calendar at Be sure to include your company name, as we only publish events of Destin Chamber members.
Thank You To Our Renewing Members | (850) 837-6241