October 4, 2022

Good morning, Elizabeth!

Tickets for the 10th Annual Bourbon at the Bay Presented by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale are now on sale! These will go fast. Grab yours today!

Would You Like to Assist With Hurricane Ian Recovery Efforts?

If you would like to donate items to be distributed in the areas most affected by Hurricane Ian, please check out these local efforts:

If you would like to donate to the Florida Disaster Fund, please click here. To volunteer for recover efforts, click here.

If your business was affected, find valuable resources below:

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! Nominations are due by Wednesday, Nov. 9, and the awards will be presented during the Dec. 13 Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Trustmark.

Representative Patt Maney Issues October 2022 Newsletter

Check out the latest news from Florida State Rep. Patt Maney's office, including the latest local legislative grants, 2023 legislative priorities, and ways you can help those affected by Hurricane Ian. Read the entire newsletter here.

Tourism & Hospitality Members: Interested in a Free Listing on

Reach out to our local VISIT FLORIDA Regional Partnership Manager Matt Tuchman to learn more about all Partnership opportunities with Florida's Official Tourism Corporation.

Florida Chamber Releases 2022 General Election Voter Guide

We are five weeks away from the General Election on Nov. 8. Following a successful Primary Election for Florida’s business community where 37 of 40 Chamber-backed candidates saw election wins, the Florida Chamber has released its 2022 General Election Voter Guide previewing the choices Florida voters face on the packed general election ballot that includes a U.S. Senate seat, the entire congressional delegation, the Florida Cabinet, state legislature, and three proposed Constitutional Amendments. 

Download the 2022 General Election Guide here.

Overdose Summit Postponed Until October 13

The Overdose Summit, originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, has been postponed until Thursday, Oct. 13. Find details and registration information.

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SocialLee Relevant Episode 28: If You Can't Afford a Marketing Team

SocialLee Relevant Episode 29: How to Set Up and Manage a Profitable Affiliate Marketing Program with Kelsey Eyers of Rexxy

SocialLee Relevant Episode 30: Hot Take!

October 2022 Update from One Okaloosa EDC

2022 Women's Lead Summit: The Impact of our Local Judges

Gulf Islands National Seashore Reopens Following Hurricane Ian

Eglin Federal Credit Union Named 2022 Finest on the Emerald Coast in Four Categories

CVHN Announces Megan Trent as Executive Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida receives $30,000 grant from the Arby’s Foundation

27th Annual Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Festival of the Arts Showcases More Than 100 Visual Artists

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Presents Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat

Niceville Breweries United For A Cause

Impact100 NWF Grant Finalists Reveal Event

Make-A-Wish and RedEye Coffee Partnership Campaign, October 2022

Emerald Coast Theatre Company Raises Over $50,000 During 10-Year Anniversary Event

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Our Oct. 5 Military Affairs Council Meeting is canceled.

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

Registration has been extended.

There are FOUR seats left!

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

Mayor Gary Jarvis will share his thoughts as he gets ready to hand off his role to the winner of the November election.

Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Tricia Brunson

Wednesday, October 19 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Destin Chamber

Registration required

Ladies Who Launch is continuing its Powerhouse Women Series, highlighting impactful women in our community. On Oct. 19, Tricia Brunson, President & CEO of the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, will present Success is a Practice in Flexibility.

Registration is required due to space constraints. You are welcome to bring your lunch!

Business After Hours Sponsored by Fatboys

Thursday, October 27 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: 104 Harbor Blvd., Destin

Registration and payment required

Join us for networking, cocktails, and appetizers, during our Oct. 27 Business After Hours sponsored by Fatboys. The event begins at 5 p.m., and culminates with door prizes at 6:30 p.m.

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, October 4

White-Wilson Medical Center presents Power Your Parenting - Awkward Conversations

Impact100 NWF Finalist Reveal Event

National Night Out

Wednesday, October 5

The Economy: A View From the Fed

Wellness Wednesday at Grand Boulevard

Wednesday Night Concert Series

Thursday, October 6

Young Professionals of Destin Sunset Social Aboard Cruisin' Tikis

Darts & Music at the American Legion Post 296

Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9

Destin Seafood Festival

Friday, October 7

Emerald Coast Autism Center Hole in One Golf Tournament

Back Beach Barbecue and Idyll Hounds Brewing Company to Host Beer Dinner for 8th Annual Houndfest

Cultural Arts Alliance presents Foster Gallery First Friday

Karaoke at American Legion Post 296

Saturday, October 8

Grand Boulevard’s Farmers’ Market

Jack Burkett Memorial Golf Tournament

Taylor Haugen Foundation Present – Savor the Sound on Saturday, October 8

SOF Missions Hosts 4th Annual Tampa Social

Sunday, October 9

Sunday Breakfast at American Legion Post 296

Destin Shark 5K

Sunday Brunch at 790

2nd Annual BrunchFest

Somerby Car Show

Monday, October 10

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 13 - South Oak Title

October 20 - Neighborhood Dog Gym

November 3 - 790

December 5 - Destin Snowbirds Roost

Ken Frizzell, Keller Williams Emerald Coast 

Kevin Schmidt

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