June 8, 2021
Join us and our non-profit partners Destin History & Fishing Museum and United Way Emerald Coast for Friday's Business Before Hours to learn more about the candidates running for Destin City Council in the special election scheduled for July 20. Florida State Representative Patt Maney will also share his view on the recent legislative session.

Register here!
Your Input Needed on Brand of Florida Survey
As part of its six-year strategic plan and in order to grow from the 17th largest economy in the world to the 10th largest by 2030, the Florida Chamber is working on a plan to rebrand Florida’s reputation as a world-class location for a thriving economy and robust lifestyle. This branding project will help us promote Florida as the best place to live, work, grow your business, learn and play. Now in the research phase, the Florida Chamber wants to hear from the business community, and we want to ensure the voice of Northwest Florida is heard loud and clear

Please take 15 minutes to complete this Brand of Florida survey. The survey closes June 15. 
City of Destin Launches Beach Access Survey
The City of Destin is continuing its partnership with The Haas Center at the University of West Florida by conducting a survey regarding public beach access and the public’s experience with Destin’s beaches. Beach patrons will see signage at each city operated beach park and trail with instructions on how to access the survey. You may visit www.uwf.edu/visitorsurvey to take the survey now. 
NWFSC Workforce Development Launches New Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grant Program in Computer Support and Network Support 
The Youth Apprenticeship Readiness grant aims to increase participation by youth, ages 16 to 24 years old, in new or existing Registered Apprenticeship Programs. The Computer Support and Network Support Apprenticeship will join the existing opportunities in the construction and hospitality trades, with specific apprenticeship programs in the fields of Carpentry, Plumbing, HVAC, CNC Machining, Maintenance Technician and Culinary Arts.

If you would like more information on how your business can assist with this initiative, please visit www.nwfsc.edu/academics/non-degree-programs/registered-apprenticeships or contact Dennis Braun, Director of Business & Industry Training & Continuing Education at Northwest Florida State College, at (850) 729-4995 or braund@nwfsc.edu.
Destin Forward
Want an In-Depth, Hands-On Education About 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, entrepreneurship, and more.

We have already begun receiving applications for the Class of 2022, and the class is filling up! For the application and details, please click here.
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 www.mychamberadvantage.com/Chamber_SignUp to sign up online.
Free Business Consulting With Florida SBDC
Thursday, June 10 | 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan is available every Thursday at the Destin Chamber for impromptu meetings assisting new and existing businesses with challenges and opportunities. These meetings are confidential and at no cost to you.
Business Before Hours
Friday, June 11 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
The Palms Bistro

Please join us for our June 11 Business Before Hours featuring non-profit partners Destin History & Fishing Museum and the United Way Emerald Coast! Florida State Representative Patt Maney, District 4, will discuss the recent legislative session, and the candidates for the Destin City Council special election will speak.
Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Martha Miller, Synovus
Wednesday, June 16 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Destin Chamber

In 2021, Ladies Who Launch is continuing its Powerhouse Women Series, highlighting impactful women in our community. In June, our Powerhouse Woman is Martha Miller, Regional Retail Sales Manager for Synovus Financial Corp and an Executive Vice President.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited.
Thank You To Our Renewing Members
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