July 27, 2021
The Destin Forward application period has closed, and we are excited to announce the Class of 2022. Congratulations to the new class members!
  • Sally Mevers, Acentria insurance
  • Bryce Hines, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast
  • Nichole DeVito, City of Destin
  • Ryan Reed, City of Destin
  • Allen Newton, Destin United Methodist Church
  • Kim Mooso, Destin Water Users
  • Rachel Spencer, Emerald Coast Title Company
  • Emily Friedlander, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
  • Chas Skinner, Lucy Buffet's LuLu's Destin
  • Kimberley Mergler, Marler Harbor Properties Inc.
  • Teresa Hebert, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals / Destin City Council
  • Bill Mason, Rocket Fuel Coach
  • Maxwell Imm, Summerplace Inn
  • Bobby Wagner, Trees on the Coast
  • Kelly Jasen, United Way Emerald Coast
Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Starts Saturday
Though it seems summer just started, it's already time for back-to-school shopping. Remember your dollars make a difference to the businesses in our community, so SHOP LOCAL for your child's supplies. Also, be sure to take advantage of the state's sales tax holiday, which starts today and runs through Aug. 9. For details, visit floridarevenue.com/backtoschool.
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.
Free Business Consulting With Florida SBDC
Wednesday & Thursday, July 28 - 29
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan is available every Wednesday and Thursday at the Destin Chamber for impromptu meetings assisting new and existing businesses with challenges and opportunities. These meetings are confidential and at no cost to you.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, August 4
12 - 1 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Amanda Negron, Executive Director of the HSU Educational Foundation, will speak.
Free Business Workshop: Starting a Business
Thursday, August 12 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Destin Chamber

We will take an in-depth view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make money at it? Are you the right person to bring this to market? Is this business compatible with your personal goals? What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
Business Before Hours Sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Friday, August 13 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

Please join us for our Aug. 13 Business Before Hours Sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and featuring non-profit partner Shoreline Church.
August 5 - Destin High School

August 19 - Cissy's Cafe

October 7 - Renasant Bank

October 14 - BayView Private Wealth
Thank You To Our Renewing Members
DestinChamber.com | (850) 837-6241