September 22, 2020
Greetings!
We just released the full 2nd Destin Business Technology Summit / BizTech agenda! Topics include Cybersecurity, Leveraging Technology in Remote Work Setting, Home Network Security, Google My Business, Vendor Management, Post-COVID Payment Solutions, and more. Our keynote speaker, Michael Levin, CEO and Founder of the Center for Information Security Awareness (CFISA), is a former Secret Service Agent, and former Deputy Director of the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security.

Check out the agenda and register here! Seats are limited, and early bird pricing expires soon.
SBA Offers Assistance to Businesses & Residents Affected by Hurricane Sally
The Small Business Administration makes low-interest disaster loans available to businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Sally beginning Sept. 14, 2020. The disaster declaration covers Baldwin, Escambia and Mobile counties in Alabama, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Clarke, Conecuh, Covington, Monroe and Washington in Alabama; Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa in Florida; and George, Greene and Jackson in Mississippi.

For details, click here.
2019 Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament Tees Off Oct. 1
Our Golf Tournament Sponsored by Renasant Bank tees off with a noon shotgun start on Thursday, Oct. 1. This 4-person scramble takes place at Emerald Bay Golf Club. Keep track of the score with leaderboard sponsor Somerby Santa Rosa Beach. Enjoy a cookout with lunch sponsor Cavinder Elevator Company and some time on the practice green and tea with sponsors 360 Blue & Ben & Jerry's. A beverage cart will be making the rounds, thanks to sponsors SimpleHR & Talcon Group, and golfers can enjoy a local brew from 3rd Planet Brewing. We also have a $10,000 hole-in-one prize, thanks to sponsor The Blake at Miramar Beach, a putting contest, and more.

Want to enter a team? Call (850) 837-6241 or email cassy@DestinChamber.com.
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
Visit our website for up-to-date, local COVID-19 metrics.
Florida Census
Your Census Makes A Difference
From directing federal funds to local communities to determining political representation in all levels of government, accurate census counts are vital. Destin is only reporting a 32.5% response rate to the 2020 Census. The state average is 62.9%. Please take time to complete the census today! Call (844) 330-2020 or complete the Census online at www.My2020Census.Gov.
Tourism Industry Interest Group: 2020 HOT HR Topics During COVID-19
Wednesday, September 23 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club

Join our Tourism Industry Interest Group on Sept. 23, as Dave Jefferson of SimpleHR shares 2020 HOT HR Topics during COVID-19: Important Current Events, Legislative Regulations, Proposals and Best Practices. Event is limited to first 35 to register.
Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours at the Destin Chamber
Thursday, September 24 | 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.
Annual Golf Tournament Sponsored by Renasant Bank
Thursday, October 1 | Noon Shotgun Start
Emerald Bay Golf Club

This 4-person scramble sponsored by Renasant Bank takes place at Emerald Bay Golf Club. Keep track of the score with leaderboard sponsor Somerby Santa Rosa Beach. Enjoy a cookout with lunch sponsor Cavinder Elevator Company and some time on the practice green and tee with sponsors 360 Blue & Ben & Jerry's. A beverage cart will make the rounds, thanks to sponsors SimpleHR & Talcon Group, and golfers can enjoy a local brew from 3rd Planet Brewing. We also have a $10,000 hole-in-one prize, thanks to sponsor The Blake at Miramar Beach, a putting contest, and more. It will all kick off with a noon shotgun start.

Want to play? Email cassy@DestinChamber.com or call (850) 837-6241.
Why Amendment 2 Is Bad For Business Virtual Q&A
Tuesday, October 6 | 9 - 10 a.m.
Virtual

If passed, Amendment 2 would make Florida the first and only state in the nation with a $15 an hour mandate in its state constitution. How will this affect our local economy? Listen in as Andrew Wiggins, Senior Director of Political Affairs & Coalitions Advocacy for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, explains why Amendment 2 is bad for business and why we must vote no in November. Andrew will also share insights into the upcoming election.
Business Before Hours Candidates Forum Sponsored by Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican
Friday, October 9 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

Join us for our Business Before Hours Candidates Forum sponsored by the Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican and learn more about the candidates running for Destin City Council.
Business After Hours Sponsored by Aegean Restaurant
Thursday, October 22 | 5 - 6:30 a.m.
Aegean Restaurant Miramar Beach

Join us for our Oct. 22 Business After Hours Sponsored by Aegean Restaurant in Miramar Beach! There is no charge to attend this event, but we do ask that you register ahead of time so we can ensure we stay within recommended capacity.
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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