July 28, 2020
Greetings!
Mark your calendars for our Aug. 14 Business Before Hours Candidates Forum Sponsored by The Youth Village and featuring non-profit partner The Arc of the Emerald Coast! Meet and learn more about your candidates for Florida House of Representatives District 4, Okaloosa County Commission District 5, and Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools. Registration is required.
Do You Need Masks For Your Business?
Thank you to the Florida Department of Health of Okaloosa County for providing 2,500 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.
Returning to Work Safely During COVID-19
This FREE comprehensive playbook compiles guidelines from multiple agencies, including CDC, OSHA and Florida Department of Health, and is maintained by the safety team at the Florida Chamber Safety Council. It includes many useful tips to help your business reopen and operate safely. Following this playbook will help to ensure you, your employees and your customers can remain safe during your business' operation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BizTech is Back!
Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 13, for a daylong conference and expo connecting Destin area small business owners and employees with the technology-related information and companies they need to improve their business operations and protect their electronic assets. From IT 101 and business continuity plans to cybersecurity and infrastructure discussions, topics are designed to appeal to a wide range of needs and experience. 

Thank you to breakout sponsor Warren Averett , booth sponsor Five Channels and media sponsor AB+Production, LLC !

The expo begins at 9 a.m. and ends with a reception from 4:15 – 6 p.m. Keynote speakers and breakout sessions are scheduled throughout the day.  Sponsorships are available!
Current COVID-19 Data Now Available on DestinChamber.com
Visit our website for up-to-date, local COVID-19 metrics.
Your Census Makes A Difference
From directing federal funds to local communities to determining political representation in all levels of government, accurate census counts are vital. Destin is only reporting a 30.7% response rate to the 2020 Census. The national average is 62.1%. Please take time to complete the census today! Call (844) 330-2020 or complete the Census online at  www.My2020Census.Gov .
Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours at the Destin Chamber
Thursday, July 30 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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Beginning July 2, the Florida SBDC at UWF will begin outreach hours with the Destin Chamber each week through virtual consulting hours specifically for business owners in our area. Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan will be available by email for impromptu meetings assisting with business challenges or opportunities.
Business Before Hours Candidates Forum Sponsored by The Youth Village
Friday, August 14 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
The Henderson

Join us for our first Business Before Hours Candidates Forum sponsored by the Youth Village and featuring non-profit spotlight The Arc of the Emerald Coast . Meet your candidates for Florida House of Representatives District 4, Okaloosa County Commission District 5, and Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools.

Masks are mandatory!
Annual Golf Tournament Sponsored by Renasant Bank
Thursday, October 1 | Noon Shotgun Start
Emerald Bay Golf Club

This 4-person scramble sponsored by Renasant Bank takes place at Emerald Bay Golf Club . Enjoy a cookout with lunch sponsor Cavinder Elevator Company and some time on the practice green with sponsor Ben & Jerry's. Acme Oyster House will be shucking and serving raw oysters. We'll also have a putting contest, hole-in-one prizes and more.

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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.
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