November 2, 2021
Welcome to our newest Trustee member CRC Data Technologies! Already a longtime Chamber member and partner on the Destin Business & Technology Summit/BizTech, CRC Data Technologies now joins the exclusive list of members at the highest membership tier, including the following:
  • BOTE, 
  • Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican, 
  • Destin Fort Walton Beach, 
  • Eglin Federal Credit Union, 
  • Five Channels, 
  • Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, 
  • Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, 
  • Holloway Yacht Charters, 
  • Okaloosa Gas District, 
  • Trustmark and 
  • Warren Averett.
Pearl Harbor Day Lunch With Retired Colonel Patricia S. Blassie
In recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we are hosting Col. (Ret.) Patricia S. Blassie. A decorated Air Force Veteran, Blassie will share her inspiring story about her brother's interment as the Vietnam Unknown Soldier in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery and her family's journey to identify and reclaim his remains. This is a story of perseverance, determination, service and truth. Registration is now open.
Do You Have An Award-Worthy Boss or Coworker?  
Get your nominations in now for the Ann Gibson Community Service Award Sponsored by Okaloosa Gas and the Business Person of the Year Sponsored by Trustmark National Bank! Nominations are due by Wednesday, Nov. 10, and the awards will be presented during the Dec. 14 Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & Twin Cities Hospital.
City of Destin Seeking Floats for Dec. 11 "Jingle Bell Rock" Christmas Parade
The 37th annual “Jingle Bell Rock” Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at 10 a.m. The floats will begin at the Downtown Destin Shopping Center and travel west down Harbor Boulevard (Hwy 98) to Stahlman Avenue. Spectators are asked to stand on the north side of Harbor Boulevard to watch the parade. For those who wish to participate in the parade, please email to request an application. Applications are due Dec. 1. 
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 to sign up online.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, November 3 | 12 - 1 p.m.
12 - 1 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Our speaker is Col. Eric "EP" Paulson, Vice Commander, 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida.
Shop Talk With Diana
Thursday, November 4 | 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber

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: Tourism Roundtable
Wednesday, November 10 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Harry T's Lighthouse

Come share your concerns and ideas during our Tourism Roundtable. Anyone involved in a tourism-related business or with an interest in area tourism is welcome to attend. 
Business Before Hours Sponsored by Eglin Federal Credit Union
Friday, November 12 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: The Palms Bistro

Please join us for our Nov. 12 Business Before Hours Sponsored by Eglin Federal Credit Union! The Rocky Bayou Christian School Chamber Singers will kick off the event with the singing of the National Anthem. 
Bowling for Business Tournament & Lunch
Friday, December 3 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Hurricane Lanes

How about a mini-bowling tournament, mixed with a little business networking, for your Dec. 3 lunch break? We are challenging members to a Bowling for Business Tournament. We will award prizes to top male, top female, and top team, and a perfect score will win a FREE 1-year Chamber business membership! 
Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & Twin Cities Hospital
Tuesday, December 14 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

The Holiday & Awards Party Sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & Twin Cities Hospital will be a perfect celebration for the holidays and to recognize our most outstanding members. Would you like to make a nomination? Email us at
November 2 - NewLIFE Fertility

November 15 - Destin Snowbirds Roost

November 16 - No Reservations Needed

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