January 28, 2020
Did you know that the unemployment rate is 3% in Florida, 2.3% in Okaloosa County, and 2.5% in Walton County? Check out how our area matches up in other statewide statistics at TheFloridaScorecard.org .
Post Your Jobs to DestinChamber.com
A benefit of your Chamber membership is free job postings on our job bank . To post your job, please use your Member Login or email the description to mail@DestinChamber.com .

Check out two current job opportunities at the Destin Chamber:
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.
Shop Talk Thursdays: Free Business Consulting
Thursday, January 30 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
On Thursdays, a representative from the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UWF hosts Shop Talk Thursdays in our office. There is no charge for this service, and appointments are not necessary. Stop by and find the help you need to make your business thrive.
Sources of Funding for Small Business Workshop
Thursday, January 30 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
If you are currently in business and want to see what funding options are available to your small business, this workshop is for you! There is a cost to attend. Please register with the Florida SBDC.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, February 5 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
Anyone with an interest in the military and our local bases is invited to attend. There is no cost.
Member Appreciation Week Sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
February 10 - 14
Location: Throughout the Destin Area
To thank all of our members for their support of this Chamber and the Destin area, the Destin Chamber, along with the assistance of sponsor Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, will celebrate Member Appreciation Week Feb. 10 - 14. We will visit every member business in the Destin area.

Want to help? Email espies@DestinChamber.com .
Business Before Hours Sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Friday, February 14 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: LuLu's

Start your day enjoying a hearty breakfast and beautiful bay view, strengthening business connections, and learning more about the quality healthcare in our area. This event features non-profits Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast and Rocky Bayou Christian School. 
Powerhouse Women Series: Julie Porterfield, Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center
February 19 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
In 2020, Ladies Who Launch will highlight impactful women in our community through the new Powerhouse Women Series. On Feb. 19, Julie Porterfield, founder and CEO of the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, will share her “Unwavering Journey to Make Children's Lives Better."
There is no cost to attend this event, but space is limited.
Business After Hours Sponsored by Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Thursday, February 27 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 14059 Emerald Coast Pkwy.
Join us for networking, cocktails, and appetizers! Door prizes are welcome.
BizTech Spring: Focus on Marketing Presented by Five Channels
March 10 | 1 - 5 p.m.
Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
This half-day digital marketing conference has something for businesses of all sizes and levels of expertise. Learn tips of the trade from industry professionals to take your businesses to the next level. 
Email membership@DestinChamber.com or download the sponsorship deck for details.
Annual Tax Relief Golf Tournament
April 16
Location: Emerald Bay Golf Club
Tournament is a four-person scramble. Enjoy a putting contest and cookout before the noon shotgun start. Sponsorships and team spots are available now. Email membership@DestinChamber.com or download the sponsorship deck for details.
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