October 11, 2022

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Friday's Business Before Hours Sponsored by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale features Destin Mayor Gary Jarvis, our Business Person of the Month Award, and our Ambassador of the Quarter Award. Only a few seats remain. Join us!


Do You Have An Award-Worthy Boss or Coworker?  

Get your nominations in now for the Ann Gibson Community Service Award Sponsored by Okaloosa Gas and the Business Person of the Year Sponsored by Trustmark! Nominations are due by Wednesday, Nov. 9, and the awards will be presented during the Dec. 13 Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Trustmark.

City of Destin to Host Town Center CRA and Harbor CRA Workshop

City staff will host a combined workshop for the Harbor and Town Center CRA to introduce and discuss the scope and logistics of the City’s Utility Undergrounding Project. The workshop with take place at the City Hall Annex, located at 4100 Indian Bayou Trail, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m. For questions, please contact the Community Development Office at (850) 654-1119. 

2022 Bourbon

Overdose Summit Postponed Until January 18

The Overdose Summit, originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, has been postponed until Wednesday, Jan. 18. Registration will open soon.

Florida Chamber Releases 2022 General Election Voter Guide

We are five weeks away from the General Election on Nov. 8. Following a successful Primary Election for Florida’s business community where 37 of 40 Chamber-backed candidates saw election wins, the Florida Chamber has released its 2022 General Election Voter Guide previewing the choices Florida voters face on the packed general election ballot that includes a U.S. Senate seat, the entire congressional delegation, the Florida Cabinet, state legislature, and three proposed Constitutional Amendments. 

Download the 2022 General Election Guide here.

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Caring & Sharing of South Walton Fall Fashion Show is Back by Popular Demand

The Allstate Foundation Presents a $10K Gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida

Okaloosa County Prepares for Resident Survey

New Destin IV Hydration and Oxygen Bar Aqua Vitae Announces Opening Date

New Mental Health Resources Coming to Local Area

Attorney Alexander T. Shimek Joins Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon

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Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast Only Hospital in Northwest Florida to Offer New Procedure to Relieve GERD Symptoms

Step One Automotive Group Recognized in AutoSuccess Champions of Charity Program

Rotary Club of Destin Announces New Board, Rotarian of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Scholarship Winner

Impact 100 NWF Announces 2022 Grant Finalists

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Shop Talk Thursdays

No Cost Business Consulting

Thursday, October 13 | 10:30 - 2 p.m.

Location: Destin Chamber

Find details here


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.

Business Before Hours Sponsored by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale

Friday, October 14 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.

Location: Shoreline Church

Registration and payment required

Mayor Gary Jarvis will share his thoughts as he gets ready to hand off his role to the winner of the November election.

Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Tricia Brunson

Wednesday, October 19 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Destin Chamber

Registration required

Ladies Who Launch is continuing its Powerhouse Women Series, highlighting impactful women in our community. On Oct. 19, Tricia Brunson, President & CEO of the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, will present Success is a Practice in Flexibility.

Registration is required due to space constraints. You are welcome to bring your lunch!

SBDC Workshop

Free SBDC Seminar: Amplifying Strengths for Leadership with Rocket Fuel Coach

Wednesday, October 26 | 9 - 11 a.m.

Location: Destin Chamber

Register here

What are your strengths? What is your "kryptonite"? By leveraging your strengths, you can increase profits and productivity without hiring additional staff! Presented by the Florida SBDC and Rocket Fuel Coach Bill Mason, this no-cost, in-depth workshop will help business owners and leaders learn how to leverage their strengths to benefit their employees and teams.

Business After Hours Sponsored by Fatboys

Thursday, October 27 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: 104 Harbor Blvd., Destin

Registration and payment required

Join us for networking, cocktails, and appetizers, during our Oct. 27 Business After Hours sponsored by Fatboys. The event begins at 5 p.m., and culminates with door prizes at 6:30 p.m.

Military Affairs Council

Military Affairs Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 2 | 12 - 1 p.m.

Location: Destin Chamber

Find details here.

Young Professionals of Destin Friendsgiving

Tuesday, November 8 | 5 - 7 p.m.

Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton Destin

Stay tuned for details!

Save the Date for our 2022 Signature Events

November 17 - 10th Annual Bourbon at the Bay Presented by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale

December 13 - Annual Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Trustmark

Sponsorships are available! Contact for details.

Community Events

Ongoing through Sunday, October 30

Lawn Games in Grand Park

Ongoing through Friday, October 21

Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College Present My Body is a Battleground: Dong Kyu Kim

Tuesday, October 11

Veterans and First Responders Appreciation Lunch - Sponsored by A Superior Air Conditioning

Saneka’s Legacy to Present on October 11 - sponsored by the Friends Guild of the Destin Library

Destin Garden Club to Dedicate Blue Star Marker at the Destin Library

Sinfonia Gala Event featuring Patti LaBelle

Wednesday, October 12

Wellness Wednesday at Grand Boulevard

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Thursday, October 13

No-Cost Business Consulting with the Florida SBDC at UWF

South Oak Title Ribbon Cutting

Darts & Music at the American Legion Post 296

City of Destin to Host Dodgeball at the Destin Community Center

MKAF's Concerts in the Village: Taylor Dayne

Friday, October 14 - Sunday, Oct. 23

Emerald Coast Theater presents Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Friday, October 14

Destin Chamber's Business Before Hours Sponsored by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale

Author N.T. Narbutovskih to Discuss Latest Book at the Destin Library

Karaoke at American Legion Post 296

Saturday, October 15 - Sunday, October 16

Gulfarium Croctoberfest 2022

Saturday, October 15

Grand Boulevard’s Farmers’ Market

8th Annual Bay Breeze Patio Eggs on the Beach

Subaru Loves Pets Mega Adoption Event

Octane and Exotics

Harvest Wine and Food Festival

2022 Best of Emerald Coast

Rocktober Concert Series

Sunday, October 16

Sunday Breakfast at American Legion Post 296

Sunday Brunch at 790

Caring & Sharing of South Walton Fall Fashion Show presented by Emerald Coast Hospice

Monday, October 17

Children's Volunteer Health Network presents the The Youth Mental Health Project

Bingo Fundraiser at American Legion Post 296

If you would like your event listed here, please submit it to the Events Calendar at Be sure to include your company name, as we only publish events of Destin Chamber members.

October 13 - South Oak Title

October 20 - Neighborhood Dog Gym

November 3 - 790

December 5 - Destin Snowbirds Roost

Aqua Vitae IV Hydration and Oxygen Bar


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