January 5, 2021
Jerry Sullivan
In his first Chairman's Column, incoming Chairman of the Board Jerry Sullivan (left) of Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican says, "We want a market that is strong, businesses thriving and our community stronger than ever." Continue reading his column here and be sure to join us for Friday's Business Before Hours & Annual Membership Meeting Sponsored by Warren Averett, when he, along with all of our 2021 Board of Directors and officers, will be installed.
What Does the New Pandemic Relief Package Mean For Your Business?
Check out this US Chamber Guide to small business COVID-19 emergency loans and what small businesses need to know about the new pandemic relief package, changes to PPP and more.
Prepay for 2021 Chamber Breakfasts & Save $
Save time and money with our 2021 Chamber Breakfast Prepay Program! For $150, a savings of $35, you will be automatically registered for our Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, and Nov. 12 Business Before Hours, as well as our July 13 Great American Cookout and Dec. 3 Bowling for Business Tournament. For details, please call (850) 837-6241 or email mail@DestinChamber.com.
Learn about Instagram for Businesses, Google My Business, Tools for Remote Working, Cybersecurity, Payment Solutions & more, during our 2nd Destin Business Technology Summit / BizTech on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Registration is now open and space is limited.

Thank you to our sponsors!
Breakout Sponsors - Bit-Wizards, Five Channels and Warren Averett
Lunch Sponsor - CRC Data Technologies
Cookie & Coffee Sponsor - Tecaba Tech
Booth Sponsor - Kloud 7 and Planet Secure
Accommodations Sponsor - Compass Resorts
Media Sponsor - AB+Production, LLC

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.
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
Wednesday, January 6 | 12 - 1 p.m.

Our guest will be Mr. Cecil Williams, Director of Diversity & Inclusion for the 96th Test Wing at Eglin AFB. 
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.

Prepay for all 2021 breakfasts & save money!
Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours at the Destin Chamber
Thursday, January 14 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

Jennifer Adams, director of Destin - Fort Walton Beach Tourism Development, will provide an update on tourism going into 2021, the expansion of the Venture Out program, and how the community can best assist tourism efforts.
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
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