October 29, 2019
Greetings!
Meant for business owners and employees of ALL technology skill levels, the first Destin Business Technology Summit / BizTech , scheduled for Oct. 30, will be chock full of information you need to know to grow and protect your business. Find details here.

Thank you to presenting sponsor Cox Business , breakout sponsor Warren Averett , reception sponsor Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association , booth sponsors Kloud 7 and Planet Secure , and media sponsor Land Air Sea Productions !
Young Professionals of Destin Reboot
Young Professionals of Destin (YP) is making a comeback in 2020 and is reaching out to area YPs for feedback. What events and programs would you like to see? Join and share your thoughts on our new YP Facebook group . Email mail@DestinChamber.com to be added to our YP list to ensure you do not miss an upcoming event.
City of Destin Council to Host Visioning Session 
The City of Destin will host a visioning session on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Destin Community Center. The public is highly encouraged to attend and participate. Council, staff and members of the public will spend the day reviewing accomplishments, current projects, project initiatives and the way ahead.
Whether your target market is local businesses and residents or those who visit us on an annual basis, the Destin Area Visitor's & Relocation Guide is a great value for your advertising dollar. As the only advertising publication of the Destin Chamber, 17,500 copies are printed and distributed each year to members, visitors, and residents. 

For more information, please call (850) 837-6241 or email sarah@DestinChamber.com .
Would you like to recognize your outstanding boss or coworker? We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Business Person of the Year and Ann Gibson Community Service Award ! Nominations are due by Nov. 8. The awards will be presented at the Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital , on Dec. 17, at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village.

Recent Business Person of the Year Award Winners
2018 - Bill Lindsley, SimpleHR
2017 - Bob Perry, Destin Commons
2016 - Kim Wintner, Alliance Association Management Co. Inc.
2015 - Kathy and Ken Whidden, Emerald Coast Chiropractic
 
Recent Ann Gibson Community Service Award Winners
2018 - Jerry Sullivan, Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican
2017 - Dion Moniz, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
2016 - Jason Belcher, FNBT Bank
2015 - Jeanne Dailey, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.
Need some solid business advice? Every Thursday, a representative from the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UWF hosts "Shop Talk" Thursday in our office from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. There is no charge for this service and appointments are not necessary. Stop by and find the help you need. 
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.
Destin Business Technology Summit / BizTech
Wednesday, October 30 | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: The Henderson
Thank you to presenting sponsor Cox Business , breakout sponsor Warren Averett , reception sponsor Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association , booth sponsors Kloud 7 and Planet Secure , and media sponsor Land Air Sea Productions !
Business Before Hours Sponsored by University of West Florida Emerald Coast
Friday, November 8 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: LuLu's

Join us for Business Before Hours sponsored by University of West Florida Emerald Coast and featuring non-profit partners Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast and Children In Crisis !

In honor of Veteran's Day, we will welcome the Commander and Chief Command Sergeant of the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field to share more about the 1st SOW mission. We will also learn more about the Okaloosa County School District Mentorship Program and welcome our newest Trustee member Five Channels .
7th Annual Bourbon at the Bay Presented
by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale
Thursday, November 21 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club
 
Kick off your holiday season – and shopping – in style! 
Sample bourbon, scotch, and champagne, try your luck in the  Destin Commons  wine pull, bid on your choice of gifts, trips, and more in the  Fort Walton Beach Medical Center  silent auction, and enjoy decadent bourbon-infused fondue from  The Melting Pot . New this year is the  Beach Liquors  VIP Room!
 
Thank you to our presenting sponsor  Hand Arendall Harrison Sale , VIP room sponsor  Beach Liquors , wine pull sponsor  Destin Commons , silent auction sponsor  Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, bar sponsor ResortQuest , cocktail napkin sponsor  Okaloosa Gas , and media sponsor VIP Destin Magazine !
 
Tickets are $45 and may be purchased  here . A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $65 and may be purchased by calling (850) 837-6241.
 
For sponsorship information, please click here .
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, November 6 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
Fashion, Food & Wine With Ladies Who Launch & Sponsors Today's Fashion Boutique & Half Shell Oyster House
Wednesday, November 13 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Today's Fashion Boutique

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