Tuesday 16, 2019
Greetings!
Destin Forward applications are due soon! Find details below.
What do our recent Destin Forward graduates say about this community education and leadership program?

"This was an amazing class. I’d recommend it to anyone and encourage all local chamber member businesses to send an employee (or three) through the program!"
Jenni Brunson, Okaloosa Gas

"Great class. I recommend to everyone and anyone! You learn a lot about Destin and get to meet some amazing people along the way! Thank you, Destin Chamber!"
Denise Kendust, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Applications are now available, and space is limited. Click here to get started.
We are excited to partner with the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UWF for "Shop Talk" Thursdays ! Every Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., stop by the Chamber to meet with a SBDC representative and get solid business advice. There is no charge for this service and appointments are not necessary.
The City of Destin is hosting a Tropical Town Hall meeting on Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the Destin Community Center. Learn about the potential impacts of tropical storms and hurricanes and how you can best prepare. Officials with the National Weather Service, Destin Fire Control District, Okaloosa County Emergency Management and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office will be available to answer questions ranging from evacuations and shelters to the best source for storm updates.
The City of Destin's 2020 Business Tax Receipt renewal period began July 1. Businesses MUST renew their business tax receipts by Sept. 30, 2019, to avoid late fees. For details, click here .
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.
Leadership Okaloosa registration is open. This 9-month experience is designed to enhance the participant’s leadership skills and provide community awareness. Hosted from September to May, participants receive classroom training by certified instructors and are given opportunities to interact with various key community leaders throughout the process. Find the application here.
Business Before Hours Sponsored by Northwest Florida State College
Friday, August 9 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: LuLu's

Nonprofit spotlight: 90Works and Emerald Coast Theatre Compan
8th Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER
Saturday, August 17 | 9 a.m.
Location: The Back Porch

Get ready for Destin's biggest beach party, when the 8th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER returns to the beach behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House on Saturday, Aug. 17! Want to know if sponsorship will help you reach your target market? Check out our sponsorship deck  for paddler statistics and for 2019 sponsorship opportunities.

Want to paddle? Registration is now open. Visit PaddleAtThePorch.com  for details.
Family & Business Protection Planning
Wednesday, July 17 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber

Learn how to protect your family and business with these tips from Stephanie Larabee of New York Life, and strengthen your connections with other business women in Destin over lunch and networking.

There is no fee to attend, and you are invited to bring your lunch.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, August 7 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
Thursday, July 25, at 4 p.m.

August 1, at 4 p.m.
DestinChamber.com | (850) 837-6241