October 5, 2021
Join us and sponsor Hand Arendall Harrison Sale for Friday's Business Before Hours at a new location - Shoreline Church!

Do you have an outstanding coworker or boss worthy of being honored in the community? Next week, we'll release nomination forms for our Trustmark Business Person of the Year and Ann Gibson Community Service Award. Nominations will be due by Nov. 8, and the awards will be presented during the Dec. 14 Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & Twin Cities Hospital.
Okaloosa County Issues RFP to Financial Institutions
Okaloosa County is requesting proposals from qualified financial institutions to provide a tax-exempt fixed rate bank loan for a principal amount not-to-exceed $19.7 million. The proceeds of the loan will be used to construct communication towers and to purchase related emergency communication equipment.

Okaloosa County Legislative Delegation Sets Public Hearing
Members of Okaloosa County’s State Legislative Delegation will hold a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the Okaloosa County Administrative Building in Shalimar.

Delegation members will consider local bills, hear presentations from government entities, and take public testimony on proposals for the 2022 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature. Any member of the public is welcome to attend. The Okaloosa County Legislative Delegation consists of Senator George Gainer, Senator Doug Broxson, Representative Jayer Williamson, and Representative Patt Maney.

For details on how to be placed on the meeting agenda, click here.
Minimum Wage in Florida Increases
Effective Sept. 30, 2021, the Florida minimum wage was raised to $10 per hour, with a minimum wage of at least $6.98 per hour for tipped employees, in addition to tips, through Sept. 29, 2022. For details, click here.
Golf Tournament 2021
Knight Barry Title Solutions, Inc., Team Takes Top Spot at Chamber's Golf Tournament Sponsored by Renasant Bank
Congratulations to the Knight Barry Title Solutions, Inc., Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, and Prime Lending teams for placing 1, 2 and 3 in our Sept. 30 Golf Tournament Sponsored by Renasant Bank and held at Emerald Bay Golf Club! Each team received gift certificates in varying amounts to local Chamber member retailers and restaurants. Also congratulations to team members from Five Channels, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, SimpleHR, Warren Averett, LLC, and Synovus Bank who took home prizes for Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive.

Thank you to our title sponsor Renasant Bank, scoreboard sponsor R3 Construction, lunch sponsor Centennial Bank, practice green sponsor Ben & Jerry's, beverage cart sponsors Knight Barry Title Solutions, Inc., and SimpleHR, hole-in-one sponsor The Blake at Miramar Beach, and after party sponsor Gulf Power Company. A big thank you to Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican for keeping the grill going during the entire tournament!

To see a full list of our sponsors and photos, click here.
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.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, October 6
12 - 1 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Our guest speaker is Ashlee Leppart, Veteran and author of the book The Hurricane Within.
SBDC Workshop
Next Level Business Writing Sponsored by the Florida SBDC at UWF & Destin Chamber
Thursday, October 7
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Take your business writing to new heights in this midday workshop, which covers the theory and practice of better business communication. Cost is $20. Registration is required.
Young Professionals
Young Professionals of Destin
Sunset Social Aboard Cruisin' Tikis
Thursday, October 7
5 - 7:30 p.m.
Destin Harbor

This event is SOLD OUT!
Business Before Hours Sponsored by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale
Friday, October 8 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Shoreline Church

Please join us for our Oct. 8 Business Before Hours Sponsored by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale! 
Business Before Hours Sponsored by Aegean Restaurant Miramar Beach
Thursday, October 28 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Aegean Restaurant Miramar Beach

Join us for our Oct. 28 Business After Hours Sponsored by Aegean Restaurant! 
October 14 - BayView Private Wealth

October 19 - 98 Flooring & Mattress

November 2 - NewLIFE Fertility

November 15 - Destin Snowbirds Roost
Community Events
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