February 9, 2021
Hello!
Looking for ways to connect and grow in your business and this community? Check out these opportunities happening within the next three weeks:

February 11
The Sunset Social is open to any YP in the Destin area.

February 12
Nicole Gislason, Executive Director of the Haas Center at UWF, will speak.

February 16
Through Feb. 10, buy one ticket and bring a business associate for free.

February 17
Domenica Farmer of Waste Management will share career successes and her experiences in serving the local community.

February 19
Funds will benefit Destin's Nancy Weidenhamer Dog Park.

February 23
Volunteers are needed to help us visit and thank all Destin area member businesses.

February 25
Special BizTech Early Bird Offer Expires Feb. 10:
Buy One Ticket & Bring an Associate for Free!
Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, for a daylong conference and expo connecting Destin area small business owners and employees with technology-related information, marketing strategies, and the companies they need to improve their business operations, find new clients, and protect their electronic assets.

Topics include the following:
• Instagram
• Google My Business
• Cybersecurity
• SEO Strategies
• Technology for Remote Work Settings
• Home Network Security
• Vendor Management
• Post-COVID Payment Solutions
• and more! 

More COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Announced
The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) is partnering with Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and local fire departments to offer COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only to adults ages 65 and older and non-hospital health care workers with direct patient contact.

Thursday, Feb. 11 (1,050 appointments)
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Northwest Florida State College, Niceville
 
Tuesday, Feb.16 (1,050 appointments)
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Crestview Community Center, Crestview
 
Wednesday, Feb. 17 (221 appointments)
1 – 4 p.m.
DOH-Okaloosa Fort Walton Beach
221 Hospital Dr. NE, Ft. Walton Beach
 
Friday, Feb. 19 (294 appointments)
8 a.m. - noon
DOH-Okaloosa Fort Walton Beach, Ft. Walton Beach

Registration will open at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 9, both online and for scheduling over the phone. Visit myokaloosa.com/bcc/covid-19/vaccine or call (850) 344-0566.

Do You Need Masks For Your Business?
Thank you to the Florida Department of Health of Okaloosa County for providing masks for us to distribute to our members! If you would like to pick up masks for your place of business, please email espies@DestinChamber.com to arrange the quantity and pickup.
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.
Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours at the Destin Chamber
Thursday, February 11 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Virtual

The Florida SBDC at UWF is hosting virtual consulting hours specifically for business owners in our area. Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan is available by email for impromptu meetings assisting with business challenges or opportunities.
Business Before Hours & 2021 Economic Outlook
Friday, February 12 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

Nicole Gislason, Executive Director of the Haas Center at the University of West Florida, will share insights about the economy as we move into 2021.

**Prepay for all 2021 breakfasts and save money.
Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Domenica Farmer
Wednesday, February 17 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Domenica Farmer, Area Vice President of Waste Management of the Gulf Coast, will share her journey of more than 25 years' experience in the comprehensive waste and environmental services industry, while serving the community and raising a family.
Member Appreciation Day
Tuesday, February 23 | All Day
Throughout the Destin area

Board members, Ambassadors, volunteers and staff will personally visit every member business physical location in the Destin area, to say thank you to our members! 2021 membership decals will be delivered, along with a lot of other helpful Chamber-related information. 

Want to help? Email espies@DestinChamber.com.
Business After Hours Sponsored by 790 on the Gulf & Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation
Thursday, February 25 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Join us for networking, cocktails, and appetizers, during our Feb. 25 Business After Hours at 790 on the Gulf! The event begins at 5 p.m., and culminates with door prizes at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and prepayment is required.
Military Affairs Council
Wednesday, March 3 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Major Rob Lerner, who is assigned to the 492nd Special Operations Wing but recently transferred to the US Space Force, will discuss the importance of the Space Force.
February 9 - Fatboys


March 23 - Gregg Orr Marine

May 20 - Wet Inc.
Thank You To Our Renewing Members
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