January 4, 2022
Happy New Year!
Thank you for your investment in the Destin Chamber. We look forward to working with you to make 2022 a successful and prosperous year for your business and our local communities. If we can assist you, please do not hesitate to email mail@DestinChamber.com or call us at (850) 837-6241.
Join the Chamber Team!
We are looking for a Membership & Events Coordinator to join our team. For details, visit our Job Board. To add your own job listing, log into our Member Portal. If you need your login information, send us an email at mail@DestinChamber.com.
Nominate Your Favorites for Hospitality Heroes Annual Awards
Each year, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association honors the area’s best in the industry. The Emerald Coast is home to some of the greatest talent in our industry, and these awards are to recognize the hard work of these individuals. From chefs to stewards and front desk to dishwasher, there’s an award category for everyone. Last year, FRLA added the recognition of a local Veteran in Hospitality, a true hero in our industry. This year, recognition has been expanded to include a Best Educator category, to honor those cultivating the talent of our workforce. Find out more and vote here by Jan. 7.

The awards will be presented on Feb. 2, 2022, at The Henderson. Find out more here.
Register for 2022 Breakfasts & Lunches & Save $$
Register and prepay for our 2022 breakfasts and lunches, and save $30! In 2022, we will have 10 breakfasts and two lunches. If you attend all of them, the total cost is $230. Prepay for the events by Jan. 31, and your total cost will be $200, saving you a total of $30. To register, please call (850) 837-6241 or email mail@DestinChamber.com.

Mark your calendars! In 2022, breakfast dates are Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, and Nov. 11. In lieu of breakfast, we will hold our Great American Cookout on July 12, and our Bowling for Business Tournament & Lunch on Dec. 2.

We also have a pre-purchase option for our Business After Hours too. Ask us for details!
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 Thursdays
Shop Talk With Diana
Thursday, January 13 & 20
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.
BusinessBeforeHours
Business Before Hours & Annual Membership Meeting
Friday, January 14 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Shoreline Church
 
Please join us for our Jan. 14 Business Before Hours, as the gavel is passed to our 2022 Chairman of the Board Jennifer Gutai Comella of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, and our 2022 Board of Directors is inducted.
TourismHospitalityLunch
Destin Tourism & Hospitality Lunch
Wednesday, January 19 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: The Palms Sports Lounge
 
StartingABusinessWorkshop
New Year, New Business: Starting a Business Workshop with the Florida SBDC at UWF, Community Bank & Destin Chamber
Thursday, January 27 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
 
In this two-hour workshop, we will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start. This event is complimentary.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours Sponsored by 790
Thursday, January 27 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 790's new location
 
Join us for networking, cocktails, and appetizers! The event begins at 5 p.m., and culminates with door prizes at 6:30 p.m.
Military Affairs Council
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, February 2 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
Community Events
Thank You To Our Renewing Members
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