November 16, 2021
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Workers' Compensation Rates Decreasing an Average of 4.9 Percent in 2022
On Friday, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation approved an average 4.9 percent rate decrease for new and renewal policies beginning on Jan. 1, 2022. This means that since the last major workers’ comp reform led by the Florida Chamber in 2003, workers’ comp rates in Florida have decreased by nearly 70 percent.
Pearl Harbor Day Lunch With Retired Colonel Patricia S. Blassie
In recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we are hosting Col. (Ret.) Patricia S. Blassie. A decorated Air Force Veteran, Blassie will share her inspiring story about her brother's interment as the Vietnam Unknown Soldier in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery and her family's journey to identify and reclaim his remains. This is a story of perseverance, determination, service and truth. Registration is now open.
City of Destin Seeking Floats for Dec. 11 "Jingle Bell Rock" Christmas Parade
The 37th annual “Jingle Bell Rock” Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at 10 a.m. The floats will begin at the Downtown Destin Shopping Center and travel west down Harbor Boulevard (Hwy 98) to Stahlman Avenue. Spectators are asked to stand on the north side of Harbor Boulevard to watch the parade. For those who wish to participate in the parade, please email Recreation@cityofdestin.com to request an application. Applications are due Dec. 1. 
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.
Shop Talk With Diana
Thursday, November 18
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.
Bowling for Business Tournament & Lunch
Friday, December 3 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Hurricane Lanes

How about a mini-bowling tournament, mixed with a little business networking, for your Dec. 3 lunch break? We are challenging members to a Bowling for Business Tournament. We will award prizes to top male, top female, and top team, and a perfect score will win a FREE 1-year Chamber business membership! 
Pearl Harbor Day Lunch with Retired Colonel Patricia S. Blassie
Tuesday, December 7 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

In recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we are hosting Col. (Ret.) Patricia S. Blassie. A decorated Air Force Veteran, Blassie will share her inspiring story about her brother's interment as the Vietnam Unknown Soldier in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, Va., and her family's journey to identify and reclaim his remains.
Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Neko Stubblefield, Eglin Federal Credit Union
Wednesday, December 8 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: The Blake at Miramar Beach

Ladies Who Launch is continuing its Powerhouse Women Series, highlighting impactful women in our community. Join us to hear from Neko Stubblefield, Vice President of Membership and Community Development with Eglin Federal Credit Union.

Thank you to sponsor The Blake at Miramar Beach for providing lunch! Lunch is free, but registration is required.
Multi-Chamber Young Professionals Holiday Mixer
Wednesday, December 8 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Harborview Room at HarborWalk Village

The Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Niceville Young Professionals Committees are hosting a joint "Merry Little Mixer" Holiday Party. Come in your festive holiday attire to enjoy specialty hors d'oeuvres, music, and networking.
Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & Twin Cities Hospital
Tuesday, December 14 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

The Holiday & Awards Party Sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & Twin Cities Hospital will be a perfect celebration for the holidays and to recognize our most outstanding members. Would you like to make a nomination? Email us at mail@DestinChamber.com.
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Snowbirds Ribbon Cutting 2021
Congratulations to the Destin Snowbirds on its Nov. 15 ribbon cutting!
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