Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Greetings!
This is Destin's Week of Blessings. The Chamber will close on Wednesday, May 29, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for the Blessing of the Marketplace. We hope you will join us there! See the full schedule below.
The 2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis last week. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, May 31, and extends through Thursday, June 6. Click here to see what items qualify.
What do our recent Destin Forward graduates say about their experience?

"This was an amazing class. I’d recommend it to anyone and encourage all local chamber member businesses to send an employee (or three) through the program!"
Jenni Brunson, Okaloosa Gas

"Great class. I recommend to everyone and anyone! You learn a lot about Destin and get to meet some amazing people along the way! Thank you, Destin Chamber!"
Denise Kendust, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Leadership Okaloosa registration is open. This 9-month experience is designed to enhance the participant’s leadership skills and provide community awareness. Hosted from September to May, participants receive classroom training by certified instructors and are given opportunities to interact with various key community leaders throughout the process. Find the application here.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, June 5 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber Conference Room
Business Before Hours Sponsored by Destin Commons
Friday, June 14 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: LuLu's

Our guest will be Florida State Rep. Mel Ponder to tell us what we need to know about the recent legislative session.

Nonprofit spotlight: Fisher House of the Emerald Coast & The Sonder Project
Business After Hours
Sponsored by Aegean Restaurant
Thursday, June 27 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
VISIT FLORIDA Update
Thursday, June 20 | 1:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Bonefish Grill

Lino Maldonado, Chairman of VISIT FLORIDA and Vice President of Operations for the Gulf Region for Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, will give an update on VISIT FLORIDA and the effects of the recent legislative session.

Thursday, June 6, at 4 p.m.

Friday, June 14, at 11 a.m.

Thursday, July 25, at 4 p.m.
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