December 22, 2020
Greetings!
The deadline to secure your Okaloosa County COVID Compliant Business Designation is Dec. 30. For details, email mail@DestinChamber.com or complete this form. Congratulations to all of the Destin area businesses that have secured their designation, including the following:
All In One Cleaning
Amazing Lash Studio Destin
American Legion Post 296
Anderson Engineering, Inc.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast - Crestview/Riverside Elementary School
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast - Destin Elementary School
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast - Fort Walton Beach Youth Center/Fort Walton Beach Teen Center
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast - Kenwood Elementary School
Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican
Championship Title Agency
Coastal Maintenance
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport
Destin Water Users
Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast
Emerald Coast Dental
Emerald Coast Title Services, LLC
Executive Air, LLC
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLC
Harmony Beach Vacations
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties' Beachside Inn Office
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties' Jade East Towers Office
SimpleHR
White-Wilson Medical Center
Feedback Requested on Workforce Training Needs and the Pandemic's Impact
A high-quality workforce is Florida's best long-term economic development strategy and crucial to becoming the 10th largest economy by 2030. The Florida Chamber needs your help to understand your company's evolving workforce needs and the impact the pandemic is having on your recruiting and training goals. Please take the 2021 Florida Workforce Needs Survey here.
Covid Compliant Business Partner
Okaloosa County COVID Compliant Business Program
Operated by the Destin, Greater Fort Walton Beach and Niceville Valparaiso chambers of commerce, the Okaloosa County COVID Compliant Business Program is designed to highlight the extraordinary commitment a business puts forth in providing a safe environment for their guests and customers through enhanced safety protocols and training. Your business can be certified as a COVID Compliant Business free of charge. For more information or to schedule your inspection, email mail@DestinChamber.com or complete this form.

The program will end on Dec. 30.
Do You Need Masks For Your Business?
Thank you to the Florida Department of Health of Okaloosa County for providing masks for us to distribute to our members! If you would like to pick up masks for your place of business, please email espies@DestinChamber.com to arrange the quantity and pickup.
Current COVID-19 Data Now Available on DestinChamber.com
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Business Before Hours & Annual Membership Meeting Sponsored by Warren Averett
Friday, January 8 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
The Henderson

Please join us for our Jan. 8 Business Before Hours Sponsored by Warren Averett, as the gavel is passed to our 2021 Chairman of the Board, and our 2021 Board of Directors is inducted.
Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours at the Destin Chamber
Thursday, January 14 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Virtual

The Florida SBDC at UWF is hosting virtual consulting hours specifically for business owners in our area. Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan is available by email for impromptu meetings assisting with business challenges or opportunities.
Tourism & Hospitality Lunch
Wednesday, Jan. 20 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer

Details will be announced soon.
Awards Party Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & Twin Cities Hospital
Thursday, January 28 | 5:15 - 8 p.m.
Embassy Suites Destin-Miramar Beach

It's time to celebrate the best of the best! Help us honor our most outstanding members, as nominated by our members and decided by our Board of Directors.

Sponsorships are available! Email cassy@DestinChamber.com.
Thank you to our renewing members!
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.
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