April 12, 2022
Designed to provide a hands-on learning experience into the issues facing the Destin community on a day-to-day basis, our community education and leadership program Destin Forward is now accepting up to 25 business professionals for our Class of 2023! During this 9-month program, participants will learn from community leaders and industry experts on a variety of topics, including the environment, waterways, history, tourism promotion, real estate, non-profits, transportation, government affairs, entrepreneurship, and more.

Learn More About Our Health Insurance Options During a Virtual Q&A
We are pleased to offer two new health insurance options to our small business members. The first is an ACA-compliant group health benefits solution that offers premium savings from 10-20% compared to traditional carrier plans. The second, called Healthiest You by Teladoc, is a high-quality virtual care solution designed to serve businesses and their employees who cannot afford traditional health insurance. 

Do you have questions about these plans? If so, join us and Mike Carraway of Acentria for a virtual Q&A on April 26, at 10 a.m. Please register to attend. Instructions for the Zoom meeting will be sent to you prior to the Q&A.
Ready To Add New Employees To You Team?
Check out 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.
Perks of Your Chamber Membership

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.

Affordable Health Insurance for Your Employees
We are pleased to offer an ACA-compliant group health benefits solution that offers premium savings from 10-20% compared to traditional carrier plans. View details here.

Healthiest You by Teladoc is a high-quality virtual care solution designed to serve businesses and their employees who cannot afford traditional health insurance. View details here.

Savings On Your Email Marketing Program
As a chamber member, you receive some great benefits from our partnership with Constant Contact, including special savings on email marketing. Click here to see how you can save up to 25%.


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Shop Talk Thursdays
No Cost Business Consulting
Thursday, April 14 | 10:30 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.
Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Michelle Anchors, AnchorsGordon, P.A. Wednesday, April 20 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber

On April 20, Michelle Anchors, Attorney with AnchorsGordon, P.A., will share her experiences as one of the area's preeminent attorneys and leading a successful campaign to pass a half-cent sales tax to improve the infrastructure of Okaloosa County schools.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours Sponsored by BOTE
Thursday, April 28 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 383 Harbor Blvd., Destin
Join us for our April 28 Business After Hours Sponsored by BOTE! The event begins at 5 p.m., and culminates with door prizes at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy food by AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar and live music by Flash Flood Duo. One lucky Chamber member will win a BOTE Board!
SBDC Workshop
Starting a Business Workshop with the Florida SBDC at UWF & Destin Chamber
Tuesday, May 3 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Destin Chamber
In this two-hour workshop led by Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan, we will discuss the nuts and bolts of launching your new venture, including how to determine feasibility and legal structures, licensing and permitting, funding options for your business and basic marketing strategies to help you get started! Cost is $50.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, May 4 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
Our speakers will be LTC Richard M. Jones, CPT William Wurzel and CPT Jonathan Bridier of the 6th Ranger Training Battalion.
Business Before Hours on the Beach Sponsored by Destin - Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
Friday, May 13 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Henderson Beach State Park
Join us for Business Before Hours on the Beach sponsored by the Destin-Fort Walton Beach! Start your day with the beautiful view from a pavilion at Henderson Beach State Park, a hearty breakfast and your closest Chamber friends.
BizTech is back! Join us on May 18, as we connect Destin area small business owners and employees with the digital marketing tools, information and companies they need to get their brand noticed, convert fans into customers, and increase their bottom line.

Register here and learn where your digital marketing dollars are best spent, ways to ensure your electronic data is safe, how to engage followers through social media stories and video, how to cultivate credibility through content, and what tools you should be using to help your business thrives. A full agenda will be available soon.

Thank you to our sponsors, including presenting sponsors Cox, Five Channels, Uniti Fiber and Warren Averett, and tech sponsor Florida SBDC at UWF!
Community Events
Ongoing Through May 31

Ongoing Through April 22

April 12 - 18

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