February 25, 2020
Greetings!
Will you meet us this Thursday at 5 p.m., for our Business After Hours Sponsored by Bubba Gump Shrimp Company ?
School Cents Make Sense - Meetings at Destin Elementary & Middle Schools
Join the conversation on the proposed half cent sales tax at Destin Elementary School on Feb. 27, and Destin Middle School on March 3, to learn what infrastructure improvements are needed in our local schools. Both meetings will take place from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Visit Facebook.com/SchoolCentsMakesSense for more meeting locations.
Harbor Capacity Study Steering Committee
The City of Destin is now accepting applications for appointment to the Harbor Capacity Study Steering Committee. Application forms and the mission statement for this committee are available here . The application deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at 5 p.m. 
City of Destin to Host Second Livery Vessel Meeting
The City of Destin Code Compliance Department and Community Development Office will host a follow-up meeting regarding livery vessels on Friday, Feb. 28, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Destin City Hall Annex, located at 4100 Indian Bayou Trail. Code Compliance Manager Joey Forgione, along with his staff, will give an update on new processes, potential ordinance changes that will affect vendor applications and provide an opportunity for questions and answers. More than one councilmember may be in attendance. 
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.
Business After Hours Sponsored by Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Thursday, February 27 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 14059 Emerald Coast Pkwy.
 
Join us for networking, cocktails, and appetizers! Door prizes are welcome.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, March 4 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
 
Anyone with an interest in the military and our local bases is invited to attend. There is no cost.
Shop Talk Thursdays: Free Business Consulting
No Shop Talk Hours on Feb. 27. Next date is Thursday, March 5, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
 
On Thursdays, a representative from the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UWF hosts Shop Talk Thursdays in our office. There is no charge for this service, and appointments are not necessary. Stop by and find the help you need to make your business thrive.
BizTech Spring: Focus on Marketing Presented by Five Channels
Tuesday, March 10 | 1 - 5 p.m.
Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Plan For Success: Laying a Foundation for your Marketing
Ayesha Haider, MBA, Florida SBDC at UWF

Social Media: More Than What's "Trending”
Heather Ruiz, Destin Commons & Shantelle Dedicke, Frances Roy Agency

Email Marketing 101: Getting Started and Seeing Results
Michael Morris, BOTE

Dominating Google: How Do I Beat The Other Guy?
Jason Hall, Five Channels

Thank you to presenting sponsor Five Channels , cookie break sponsor DestinFlorida.com and summit sponsor Warren Averett ! Early registration is open until March 3.
Tourism Industry Interest Group: Focus on Hospitality
Wednesday, March 11 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
 

Our Tourism Industry Interest Group welcomes Paul Van Leeuwen, Chief Operating Officer of HarborWalk Village, as we focus on providing  Exceptional Hospitality .
Business Before Hours
Friday, March 13 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Tommy Bahama's Restaurant
 

Start your day strengthening your business connections over breakfast. This event features non-profits Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast and Goodwill Industries - Big Bend, Inc.. 
Annual Tax Relief Golf Tournament
Thursday, April 16 | Noon Shotgun Start
Location: Emerald Bay Golf Club
 
Tournament is a four-person scramble. Enjoy a putting contest and cookout before the noon shotgun start. Sponsorships and team spots are available now. Email membership@DestinChamber.com or download the sponsorship deck for details.
February 25 - Helix Construction LLC

February 26 - AJ's on the Bayou


March 24 - RE/MAX By The Sea
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