May 3, 2022
Jennifer Gutai Comella
Good afternoon!
"If you have been paying attention to national news and trends, you know that Florida continues to grow and expand, and as a State we are doing very well when it comes to new jobs and unemployment. According to the Florida Scorecard, our State currently has 509,987 open jobs and only 339,000 unemployed persons. Also, Florida is ahead of New York and California for new business openings. As we get ready for the summer tourist season and all the extra people and traffic that it will bring, we can at least be thankful for all the out of towners pumping more money into our local economy and helping our businesses continue to grow and thrive."

BizTech Agenda & Speakers Announced!
BizTech is back! Join us on May 18, as we connect Destin area small business owners and employees with the digital marketing tools, information and companies they need to boost productivity, find their audience online, create social media content and protect their data.

Thank you to our sponsors, including presenting sponsors Cox, Five Channels, Uniti Fiber and Warren Averett, tech sponsor Florida SBDC at UWF, and media sponsor Destin Life!

Destin Forward 2022
Want an In-Depth, Hands-On Education About Your Community?
Check out our Destin Forward program! Designed to provide a hands-on learning experience into the issues facing the Destin community on a day-to-day basis, Destin Forward accepts up to 25 business professionals for each 9-month class. Participants learn from community leaders and industry experts on a variety of topics, including the environment, waterways, history, tourism promotion, real estate, non-profits, transportation, government affairs, entrepreneurship, and more.

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Perks of Your Chamber Membership

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 to sign up online.

Affordable Health Insurance for Your Employees
We are pleased to offer an ACA-compliant group health benefits solution that offers premium savings from 10-20% compared to traditional carrier plans. View details here.

Healthiest You by Teladoc is a high-quality virtual care solution designed to serve businesses and their employees who cannot afford traditional health insurance. View details here.

Savings On Your Email Marketing Program
As a chamber member, you receive some great benefits from our partnership with Constant Contact, including special savings on email marketing. Click here to see how you can save up to 25%.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, May 4 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
Our speakers will be LTC Richard M. Jones, CPT William Wurzel and CPT Jonathan Bridier of the 6th Ranger Training Battalion.
Shop Talk Thursdays
No Cost Business Consulting
Thursday, May 5 | 10:30 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.
Destin Chamber's Tourism & Hospitality Lunch Featuring the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday, May 11 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 790

We will welcome Lt. Jason Fulghum and Community Resource Deputy Tim Trowbridge of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office to recap Spring Break and give advice for businesses heading into the busy summer season.
Young Professionals
Young Professionals Sunset Social Sponsored by Corcoran Reverie at Concerts in the Village: Yacht Rock Revue
Thursday, May 12 | 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village
Enjoy a night under the stars at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village. Thanks to our sponsor Corcoran Reverie, there will be no charge for the first 25 to attend, but you must register. After the first 25, the fee will be $10 per person.
Business Before Hours on the Beach Sponsored by Destin - Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
Friday, May 13 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Henderson Beach State Park
Join us for Business Before Hours on the Beach sponsored by the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center! Start your day with the beautiful view from a pavilion at Henderson Beach State Park, a hearty breakfast and your closest Chamber friends.
Young Professionals
Young Professionals of Destin Sunset Social with Destin Rotary
Tuesday, May 17 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Emerald Bay Clubhouse
Join the Young Professionals of Destin for a Sunset Social with Destin Rotary and the Destin Chamber! Cost is $15, which includes a drink ticket and appetizers, and registration is required.
Community Events
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Party Fowl
Congratulations to Party Fowl on your new Destin Commons location!
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