January 10, 2023


Good afternoon, Elizabeth!

Our office will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

On Thursday, Jan. 12, the Young Professionals of Destin will celebrate the first Sunset Social of 2023 with sponsors Beach Liquors and Big Red Cafe. Register here!

Then, on Friday, Jan. 13, we will install our 2023 Chairman and Board of Directors, during our Business Before Hours & Annual Membership Meeting! We are happy to announce we will be back at LuLu's Destin for this event. We will also present the James D. Neilson Sr. Chairman's Award for Volunteer Service and Paul Woolman Ambassador of the Year Award, as well as bestow a very rare recognition to some very deserving members. Register here!

Early Bird Registration Extended for FPL Northwest Florida Economic Symposium

The FPL Northwest Florida Economic Symposium brings leaders together from across the Panhandle to hear challenging, thought-provoking speakers who spark great conversation, innovation and action, so together, we can continue to move Northwest Florida forward. Register now for the 25th annual event, which will take place on Feb. 28 - March 1, 2023, at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Save $50 on registration with early bird pricing extended through Jan 20, 2023.

Perks of Your Chamber Membership

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%.

Save $ On Office Supplies

Did you know Destin Chamber members save money on office supplies by ordering online with Office Depot? Visit to sign up.

Shop Talk Thursdays

No Cost Business Consulting

Thursday, January 12 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Destin Chamber

Find details here.


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.

Young Professionals

Young Professionals of Destin Sunset Social Sponsored by Beach Liquors

Thursday, January 12 | 5 - 7 p.m.

Location: Beach Liquors

Registration and payment are required.

Start 2023 with new connections, friends and opportunities! Join the Young Professionals of Destin and our sponsor Beach Liquors for the first Sunset Social of the year. 


Business Before Hours & Annual Membership Meeting

Friday, January 13 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.

Location: LuLu's Destin

Registration and payment are required.

Please join us as the gavel is passed to our 2023 Chairman of the Board Jason Belcher of FNBT Bank, and our 2023 Board of Directors is inducted.


Tourism & Hospitality Lunch: Focus on Ecotourism with Alex Fogg

Wednesday, January 18 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: The Palms Coffee House & Sports Lounge

Registration and payment are required.

Okaloosa County's Coastal Resource Manager Alex Fogg will talk ecotourism and his work with lionfish, artificial reefs and more.

Business After Hours

Business After Hours Sponsored by Melting Pot

Thursday, January 26 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: 11394 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin

Registration and payment are required.

Join us for networking, cocktails, appetizers and door prizes!

Thank You To Our Renewing Members

Frances Roy Agency

Marcia Hull

January 17 - Youth Village's Remodeled Playground

January 19 - Crumbl Cookies

January 24 - Elevated Laundry

February 2 - Soleil

Community Events

Tuesday, January 10

Friends Guild of the Destin Library Presents Dispelling the Myths of Hospice

Music Bingo at Fatboys

Wednesday, January 11

Okaloosa Delegation Meeting

Legally Blonde - The Musical

Thursday, January 12

No-Cost Business Consulting with the Florida SBDC at UWF

Young Professionals of Destin Sunset Social Sponsored by Beach Liquors & Big Red Cafe

Darts & Music at the American Legion Post 296

Ladies Night at McGuire's Destin

Destin High School’s 1st Football Banquet

Friday, January 13 - Monday, January 16

30A Songwriters Festival

Friday, January 13

Destin Chamber's Business Before Hours & Annual Membership Meeting

Karaoke at American Legion Post 296

Slippery When Wet - a Bon Jovi Tribute at Club L.A

Saturday, January 14

Baytowne Wharf Farmers Market

Grand Boulevard’s Farmers’ Market

Ed’s Annual Birthday Bash at 790

Sunday, January 15

Sunday Breakfast at American Legion Post 296

Melodies & Mimosas

Monday, January 16

Good Grief Luncheon

Bingo Fundraiser at American Legion Post 296

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