August 31, 2021
We are excited to announce our Sept. 10 First Responders Appreciation Cookout! The event is sponsored by all of our Trustee members, including BOTE, Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican, Destin – Fort Walton Beach, Eglin Federal Credit Union, Five Channels, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, Holloway Yacht Charters, Okaloosa Gas District, Trustmark, and Warren Averett. 

From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., our Trustees will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs at Destin Fire Station #9, located at 848 Airport Road. Community members are welcome to stop by and thank our first responders as well. For details or to find out how you can be involved, call (850) 837-6241 or email
Judge Rules in Favor of Gov. DeSantis and Florida Chamber in Unemployment Case
Late yesterday, Leon County Circuit Judge Layne Smith ruled that the state had the authority to end the state’s participation in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, which offered $300 in extra federal benefits to those eligible to receive unemployment compensation. In his decision, the Judge stated that the “Governor’s strategy to promote reemployment by ending Florida’s participation in the FPUC is a political issue” and that the state did not violate the state’s reemployment assistance statute (Chapter 443) by opting out of the program.
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.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, September 1
12 - 1 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Our guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Felix Cole, Chief, Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Opportunity for HQ AFSOC.
Shop Talk With Diana
Thursday, September 2
10 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 Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican
Friday, September 10 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

Please join us for our Sept. 10 Business Before Hours Sponsored by Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican.
RESCHEDULED: Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Teresa Halverson, The Manor at Bluewater Bay
Wednesday, September 29 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber

On Sept. 28, Teresa Halverson, Director of Marketing & Admissions at The Manor at Bluewater Bay, will share her experience as a healthcare management professional of more than 30 years, military spouse and military mom, while serving the community. 
September 14 - Youth Village

October 7 - Renasant Bank

October 14 - BayView Private Wealth
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