November 1, 2022

Good morning, Elizabeth!

Get your nominations in now for the Ann Gibson Community Service Award Sponsored by Okaloosa Gas and the Business Person of the Year Sponsored by Trustmark! Nominations are due by Wednesday, Nov. 9, and the awards will be presented during the Dec. 13 Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Trustmark.

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Panda Express Offers Chinese Flavors With American Tastes in Destin

Become A Treble Maker Today & Enjoy Exclusive Event Invitations

Call to Artists for Okaloosa Art Alliance's Holiday Arts Gallery

Holidays at Food For Thought

Hello Frances Podcast: Monumental Moment with Janae Erickson

2023 30A Songwriters Festival Headliners Announcement

RedEye Coffee of Tallahassee Holds Fundraising Campaign Benefiting Make-A-Wish

Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival

Make-A-Wish Grants Ian's Golf Cart Wish

Thanksgiving Feast at The Island Resort

Christmas is coming to ECCAC… You can make a difference by helping to stock the toy room for kids

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Awards $10,000 to 29 Artists in the 27th Annual Festival of the Arts

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Military Affairs Council

Military Affairs Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 2 | 12 - 1 p.m.

Location: Destin Chamber

Find details here.

Our speaker will be Van Fuller, Executive Director of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority.

Shop Talk Thursdays

No Cost Business Consulting

Thursday, November 3 | 10:30 - 2 p.m.

Location: Destin Chamber

Find details here


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.

Young Professionals of Destin Friendsgiving

Tuesday, November 8 | 5 - 7 p.m.

Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton Destin

Registration is required.

Bring a Thanksgiving-inspired appetizer to share as we celebrate and network with friends. This event is BYOB. Friendsgiving is free to attend, but registration is required.


Destin Tourism & Hospitality Lunch: Attractions Panel

Wednesday, November 9 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: 790

Registration and payment are required

Learn more about some of our area's most popular attractions, while brainstorming ideas where all aspects of our tourism community can cross promote each other. Panelists include Haley Blaise, owner of Cruisin' Tikis Destin; Patrick Berry, general manager of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park; and Sean Joy, general manager of the Southern Star Glass Bottom Boat.

Business Before Hours Sponsored by Gateway Payments Gulf Coast

Thursday, November 10 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.

Location: Shoreline Church

Registration and payment required

Colonel W. Anthony Meeks, Commander and Director for the Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, will share the AFRL's story and mission, as well as speak to the Veterans Day holiday. The Rocky Bayou Christian School Chamber Singers will begin the event with the National Anthem.

2022 Bourbon at the Bay

Save the Date for our Annual Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Trustmark! It will be Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 - 8 p.m., at the Destin - Fort Walton Beach Convention Center.

Sponsorships are available! Contact for details.

Community Events

Wednesday, November 2

Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting

Thursday, November 3

No-Cost Business Consulting with the Florida SBDC at UWF

790 Ribbon Cutting

WWMC's Free Power Your Parenting Series Concludes with Life-Saving Skills

Darts & Music at the American Legion Post 296

Friday, November 4

Destin Woman's Club Glitz and Glamour Fashion Show

AJ’s Rocking L Specialty Meats and Gourmet Market Ribbon Cutting

Foster Gallery First Friday Fete

Marc Black, presented by the Friends Guild of the Destin Library

Karaoke at American Legion Post 296

Emerald Coast Theatre Company- Beauty and the Beast - Bigs (4th & 5th graders)

Tribute Concert Weekend at The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Saturday, November 5

City of Destin's 24th Annual Pinfish Classic

Tribute Concert Weekend at The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Grand Boulevard’s Farmers’ Market

Emerald Coast Theatre Company- Beauty and the Beast - Bigs (4th & 5th graders)

Sunday, November 6

Sunday Breakfast at American Legion Post 296

Sunday Brunch at 790

Tribute Concert Weekend at The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Monday, November 7

Bingo Fundraiser at American Legion Post 296

If you would like your event listed here, please submit it to the Events Calendar at Be sure to include your company name, as we only publish events of Destin Chamber members.

November 3 - 790

November 4 - AJ's Rocking L Specialty Meats & Gourmet Market

December 5 - Destin Snowbirds Roost

Panda Express

Congratulations to Panda Express on last week's ribbon cutting celebration!

Danny Freeman

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