September 13, 2022

Magda Cooper Business Person of the Month

Good afternoon, Elizabeth!

Congratulations to Magda Cooper (right) of BOTE, who was honored as the Destin Chamber's Business Person of the Month, during its Sept. 9 Business Before Hours Sponsored by CRC Data Technologies! This award comes directly from the Chamber's Board of Directors to someone making a positive impact for Destin's businesses and citizens. It was presented by the Chamber's Chairman Jennifer Gutai Comella of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC.

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Northwest Florida State College Seeks Your Input on Strategic Plan

NWFSC is moving into its third and final year of the current strategic plan and is seeking feedback on the perceptions of the college through an online survey. The data collected will serve as a baseline for one of our measures, and we will follow up with a similar survey later in the planning year to compare the results. The anonymous survey should take 3 - 5 minutes to complete. The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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Business Tax Receipt Renewals for FY 2023
It’s time to renew your Destin Business Tax Receipts (BTRs). To avoid any late fees, renewal payments are due by Sept. 30. For step-by-step instructions, visit
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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.

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Save $ On Office Supplies
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Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Calls for Volunteers for the 27th Annual Festival of the Arts Oct.28-30

Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Advisory Sept 9 2002

Upcoming Destin High 5K Run/Walk Race - October 9

Eco Clean Marine Successfully Completes Trash Pick Up Event At Pensacola Beach, Florida

Step One Automotive Group Expands to 20 New Car Dealerships with the Addition of Two Andalusia, AL Locations

The Sonder Project Hosts Best of 30A Drawing 2022

Last Call to Put Your Business in the Spotlight

City of Destin Launches 2022 National Community Survey for Destin Residents

Destin Library Accepting Donations for One Hopeful Place

Art by Halle’s Comet Designs on Display at the Destin Library

TumbleBooksLibrary and TeenBookCloud Now at the Destin Library

Hello Frances Podcast: Mental Health and Imposter Syndrome with Erin Rosetti

Warren Averett has been named as a Best Firm to Work For on Accounting Today's 2022 List

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No Cost Business Consulting

Thursday, September 15 | 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Destin Chamber

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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.

Destin Tourism & Hospitality Lunch: Panel Recapping Summer 2022

Wednesday, September 21 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: The Palms Coffee House, Sports Lounge & Good Vibes Bar

Registration and payment required

Panelists include Jackie Blue, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Island by Hotel RL; Tyler Jarvis, CoFounder/Operating Partner of Bald & The Beard Restaurant Group; and Steve Stephenson, Assistant General Manager of The Crab Trap Destin. We will discuss consumer trends, employee management, takeaways for 2023, and more. 

Progressive Business After Hours at Regatta Commons

Thursday, September 22 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Start & End at Destin Chamber

Registration and payment required 

Join us, Emerald Coast Business Intermediaries, Matthews & Jones LLP, and Priority Title for our 2nd Progressive Business After Hours at Regatta Commons! Guests will check-in at the Destin Chamber and will receive a map to explore other businesses and delicious food and beverages around the office park.

2022 Golf Graphic

Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting

Wednesday, October 5 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Destin Chamber

Find details here  

Young Professionals of Destin Sunset Social Aboard Cruisin' Tikis

Thursday, October 6 | 5 - 7 p.m.

Location: Meet at Destin Harbor Tavern

Registration and payment required

Join the Young Professionals of Destin for a Sunset Social aboard Cruisin' Tikis! Meet in the Harbor Tavern Parking lot at 5 p.m., to begin the 5:30 p.m. cruise. You are welcome to bring a small cooler with drinks and snacks.

Business Before Hours Sponsored by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale

Friday, October 14 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.

Location: Shoreline Church

Registration and payment required

Save the Date for our 2022 Signature Events

November 17 - 10th Annual Bourbon at the Bay Presented by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale

December 13 - Annual Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Trustmark

Sponsorships are available! Contact for details.

Community Events

Ongoing through Sunday, October 30

Lawn Games in Grand Park

Ongoing through Friday, October 21

Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College Present My Body is a Battleground: Dong Kyu Kim

Tuesday, September 13

Friends Guild to Host an afternoon with Local Musician Bo Adams September 13

Wednesday, September 14

Eglin Federal Credit Union presents A Salute to Veterans

Thursday, September 15

Join Brookdale Destin for a Walk-In Job Fair

LuLu’s Destin Hosts Weekly Job Fairs Every Thursday

Thirsty Thursday - Networking Event, Co-Hosted by Beachworx and the SBDC

Sinfonia Cabaret at Seagar's presents an Evening with Jeremy Jordan

Darts & Music at the American Legion Post 2964

Friday, September 16

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary “An Enchanted Evening: Celebrating a Decade of Dreams” presented by Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

Karaoke at American Legion Post 296

Saturday, September 17

International Coastal Cleanup

Grand Boulevard’s Farmers’ Market

MKAF Fall Flix: Ratatouille

Sunday, September 18

Sunday Breakfast at American Legion Post 296

Sunday Brunch at 790

Monday, September 19

Bingo Fundraiser at American Legion Post 296

If you would like your event listed here, please submit it to the Events Calendar at Be sure to include your company name, as we only publish events of Destin Chamber members.

October 4 - Meraki Solar

October 13 - South Oak Title

November 3 - 790

Goodwill Industries - Big Bend, Inc.

Select Physical Therapy 

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