July 6, 2021
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Welcome to our newest Trustee member BOTE! Already a longtime Chamber member and partner on our annual Paddle at the Park standup paddleboard event, BOTE now joins the exclusive list of members at the highest membership tier, including
  • 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.

Because of their significant investment in this Chamber and our community, we can continue to build this world-class community one business at a time!
Destin Forward
Destin Forward Offers In-Depth, Hands-On Learning Experience
Destin Forward, our community education and leadership program, is designed to get you out into the community, interacting with city and business leaders, learning about the history and heritage from those that helped shape it, exploring issues with those that are helping to solve them, and hearing from those that are in the trenches improving lives and the quality of place we enjoy. After a retreat in August, the class will meet once per month through April focusing on topics, such as the environment, waterways, history, tourism promotion, real estate, non-profits, transportation, government affairs, entrepreneurship, and more.

The class of 2022 is already filling up! For the application and details, please click here.
Leadership Okaloosa Continues 30-Year History of Leadership Development
Applications are now available for this 9-month experience, which is designed to enhance the participant's leadership skills and provide community awareness. Hosted from September through May, participants receive classroom training by certified instructors and are given opportunities to interact with various key community leaders throughout the process.

Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday Ends Tomorrow
During the week of July 1-7, 2021, purchases of admissions to music events, sporting events, cultural events, specified performances, movies, museums, state parks, and fitness facilities for events to be held from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2021, will be tax-free in Florida. Purchases of certain annual passes and season tickets are also exempted.

This sales tax holiday also applies to sales of boating and water activity supplies, camping supplies, fishing supplies, general outdoor supplies, and sports equipment. For more information on this Sales Tax Holiday, click here.
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.
Free Business Consulting With Florida SBDC
Thursday, July 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan is available every Thursday at the Destin Chamber for impromptu meetings assisting new and existing businesses with challenges and opportunities. These meetings are confidential and at no cost to you.
8th Annual Great American Cookout Sponsored by Community Bank and Emerald Coast Title Services
Tuesday, July 13 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Join us for our 8th Annual Great American Cookout Sponsored by Community Bank and Emerald Coast Title Services! Our non-profit spotlight is Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. The Destin City Council candidates for the July 20 special election will be attending to answer questions you may have about their candidacies, and Trees on the Coast will present its Quarterly Landscaping Award.
October 7 - Renasant Bank
Soul Bistro Ribbon Cutting
Congratulations to Soul Bistro / No Reservations Needed on your ribbon cutting!
Thank You To Our Renewing Members
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