Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Greetings!
To everyone who responded to the urgent request to contact legislators regarding VISIT FLORIDA funding, thank you! While VISIT FLORIDA was not funded to last year's level, it was reauthorized for another year and is budgeted to receive $50M in funding. The budget will now go before Gov. DeSantis for final approval.
Destin City Council will hold a Strategic Visioning Session on Wednesday, May 15, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., to discuss long and short-range goals. The public is invited to attend.
The most recent Florida Legislative ended Saturday, and the Florida Chamber highlighted some of its successes. See below:

To secure Florida's future, during the 60-day session, lawmakers filed 1,675 bills, and passed 171 bills. Chief among Florida Chamber-backed legislation that passed this session are bills that:
  • Strengthen education policy to improve Florida's talent pipeline and further school choice options,
  • Prepare for Florida's future growth with important infrastructure policy,
  • Protect Floridians from the lawsuit abuses of Assignment of Benefits property insurance fraud,
  • Invest in Florida's economic development and tourism marketing programs,
  • Support innovations in autonomous vehicles, small cell technology and telehealth
  • Harden Florida's electrical grid for future hurricanes and disasters, and
  • Protect Florida's constitution from out-of-state and special interests buying their way onto Florida's ballot.

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Business Before Hours At The Beach Sponsored by Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau & Aramark Catering
Friday, May 10 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Henderson Beach State Park

Nonprofit spotlight: Junior League of the Emerald Coast
Business After Hours
Sponsored by BOTE
Thursday, May 23 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.

BOTE is giving away an AERO or Rigid BOTE to one lucky Chamber member in attendance!
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, June 5 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber Conference Room
10 Common Estate Planning
Mistakes Women Make
Wednesday, May 15 | 1:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar

Join Ladies Who Launch for a discussion of  10 Common Estate Planning Mistakes Women Make , presented by Whitney L. Smith, Esq., with Fleet & Smith, P.A. Cost is $20 for Chamber members, and registration is required.

Wednesday, May 8, at 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 6, at 4 p.m.
DestinChamber.com | (850) 837-6241