January 12, 2021
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Drumroll, please... who will win the year's biggest awards? Join us for our Awards Party Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & Twin Cities Hospital when the best of the best will be revealed!

The evening begins with a reception sponsored by Embassy Suites Destin-Miramar Beach, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The reception features an open bar and appetizers from 5:15 - 6 p.m., when the doors will open to the ballroom and dinner will be served.

After dinner, the Chamber will announce the winners of its most prestigious awards, including the James D. Neilson Sr. Chairman’s Award for Volunteer Service, Business Person of the Year, Ann Gibson Community Service Award and Paul Woolman Ambassador of the Year. 

Registration is open, and seating is limited.
Learn about Instagram for Businesses, Google My Business, Tools for Remote Working, Cybersecurity, Payment Solutions & more, during our 2nd Destin Business Technology Summit / BizTech on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Registration is now open and space is limited.

Thank you to our sponsors!
Breakout Sponsors - Bit-Wizards, Five Channels and Warren Averett
Lunch Sponsor - CRC Data Technologies
Cookie & Coffee Sponsor - Tecaba Tech
Booth Sponsor - Kloud 7 and Planet Secure
Accommodations Sponsor - Compass Resorts
Media Sponsor - AB+Production, LLC
Contact Your Legislator to Support COVID-19 Liability Protections
On Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, the House Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee will hear HB 7, related to COVID-19 liability protections. HB 7 creates liability protections for business entities and other groups that are not grossly negligent and are substantially complying with government-issued standards and guidelines. The bill protects businesses from frivolous litigation and saves them time and money in defending these frivolous lawsuits as they work to keep their doors open, employees paid and customers safe.

Please take a moment to contact members of the House Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee and explain why liability protections are necessary for businesses keeping employees and customers safe.
Prepay for 2021 Chamber Breakfasts & Save $
Save time and money with our 2021 Chamber Breakfast Prepay Program! For $150, a savings of $35, you will be automatically registered for our Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, and Nov. 12 Business Before Hours, as well as our July 13 Great American Cookout and Dec. 3 Bowling for Business Tournament. For details, please call (850) 837-6241 or email mail@DestinChamber.com.
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, January 14 | 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.
Tourism & Hospitality Lunch
Wednesday, January 20 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer

Jennifer Adams, director of Destin - Fort Walton Beach Tourism Development, will provide an update on tourism going into 2021, the expansion of the Venture Out program, and how the community can best assist tourism efforts.
Awards Party Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & Twin Cities Hospital
Thursday, January 28 | 5:15 - 8 p.m.
Embassy Suites Destin-Miramar Beach

It's time to celebrate the best of the best! Help us honor our most outstanding members, as nominated by our members and decided by our Board of Directors.

Sponsorships are available! Email cassy@DestinChamber.com.
Military Affairs Council
Wednesday, February 3 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Destin Chamber
Business Before Hours
Friday, February 12 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

Please join us for our Feb. 12 Business Before Hours.

**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.
Thank You To Our Renewing Members
DestinChamber.com | (850) 837-6241