May 17, 2022
Good afternoon!
Only a couple of seats remain for tomorrow's BizTech Sponsored by Cox, Five Channels, Uniti Fiber and Warren Averett. Join us as we connect Destin area small business owners and employees with the digital marketing tools, information and companies they need to boost productivity, find their audience online, create social media content and protect their data.

May 2022 Business Persons of the Month
Wendy & Steve Wilson Honored as Business Persons of the Month
During the Destin Chamber’s May 13 Business Before Hours on the Beach Sponsored by Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Wendy and Steve Wilson, former owners of the Southern Star Dolphin Cruise and Buccaneer Pirate Cruise, were honored with the Chamber’s Business Persons of the Month Award. This award is presented directly from the Chamber’s Board of Directors to a Destin area businessperson showing vision for his or her business and leadership in our community. 

The Wilsons are seen here with Chamber Chairman Jennifer Gutai Comella (right) of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale.

Brenda Gray Honored as Ambassador of 1st Quarter 2022
Each quarter, we recognize an Ambassador who has gone above and beyond in service to this Chamber. From attending ribbon cuttings and welcoming new members to event setup and breakdown, the Ambassadors work and commitment are instrumental to our day-to-day operations. Congratulations to Ambassador Chairman Brenda Gray (left) of the Hilton Garden Inn Destin/Miramar Beach for being named Ambassador of the 1st Quarter 2022!

Gray is seen here with Chamber Chairman Jennifer Gutai Comella of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale.
OCSO and Boys & Girls Clubs Host Summer Teen Job Fair, Businesses Invited
Join the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast for a Summer Teen Job Fair on Monday, May 23, from 3:30 - 5 p.m., at the FWB Boys & Girls Club at 923 Denton Blvd. N.W.

Businesses are invited to participate at no charge to promote and recruit employees. Booth space is limited. To reserve your spot, contact Ashley Bailey at or (850) 259-0031. Working teens decrease violent crimes by 43%.
City of Destin Council to Host Budget Workshop
The Destin City Council will host a Budget Workshop on Tuesday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m., at the Destin City Hall Annex, located at 4100 Indian Bayou Trail. The public may view the workshop at the following link:
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Perks of Your Chamber Membership

Save $ On Office Supplies
Did you know Destin Chamber members save money on office supplies with Office Depot? Click here to print a store purchasing card to use in the Destin location or visit to sign up online.

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%.
Young Professionals
SOLD OUT! Young Professionals of Destin Sunset Social with Destin Rotary
Tuesday, May 17 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Emerald Bay Clubhouse
This event is sold out. Find details here.
Join the Young Professionals of Destin for a Sunset Social with Destin Rotary and the Destin Chamber! Cost is $15, which includes a drink ticket and appetizers, and registration is required.
Shop Talk Thursdays
No Cost Business Consulting
Thursday, May 19 | 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.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, June 1 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
TSgt. Courtney Hott will discuss the Air Force Recruiting Mission and her role as a Recruiter.
Business Before Hours Sponsored by BOTE
Friday, June 10 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Destin United Methodist Church
Thanks to sponsor BOTE! Wondering what is next for our economy? Panelists Jason Belcher of FNBT Bank, David Saviola of FourWard Employee Wellness and Dustin Terry of Clear Harbor Wealth Management will share their thoughts and entertain questions.
Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Laura Hussey
Wednesday, June 15 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber

On June 15, Laura Hussey of WEAR Channel 3 News shares lessons learned during her more than 25 years of broadcasting experience, including her current role as morning anchor at Channel 3 News.
Community Events
Ongoing Through May 31

Tuesday, May 17

Wednesday, May 18

Thursday, May 19

Friday, May 20 - Saturday, May 21

Friday, May 20

Saturday, May 21

Sunday, May 22 - Friday, May 27

Sunday, May 22

Monday, May 23

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