March 23, 2021
Shane Moody
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"This is neither a Republican nor Democrat issue, it’s a business issue that affects the entire economy of the state of Florida. It creates a level playing field for brick and mortar businesses in our community. It requires the online retailers to pay to the state the same thing that resident businesses already pay."

Thank you to the Northwest Florida Daily News for running a letter from our President & CEO Shane A. Moody, CCE, FCCP, regarding the internet sales tax legislation. The Destin Chamber has proudly partnered with the Florida Chamber of Commerce and other chambers and business organizations throughout the state in the battle to ensure this legislation passes.

Florida SBDC Network, UWF Haas Center, Florida Chamber Foundation & CareerSource Florida Launch Follow-up COVID Survey
The Small Business COVID Impact Survey 2.0 seeks to better understand the continued challenges small businesses face due to the pandemic. As part of the second phase, the survey will also solicit feedback regarding how small businesses have utilized the services of gig workers and subcontractors as they implement strategies to sustain their business.  

“Small businesses are critical to Florida’s economy,” said Dr. Cheryl Kirby, interim CEO of the Florida SBDC Network. “Conditions have improved but small businesses still face challenges. This survey represents an important opportunity for our organizations to build on our previous research and ensure the voices of small businesses do not fade.”

Click here for more information and to complete the survey by April 5. 
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Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours at the Destin Chamber
Thursday, March 25 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Virtual

The Florida SBDC at UWF is hosting virtual consulting hours specifically for business owners in our area. Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan is available by email for impromptu meetings assisting with business challenges or opportunities.
Multi-Chamber Business After Hours Sponsored Destin - Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
Thursday, March 25 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Destin - Fort Walton Beach Convention Center

Join us, our friends at the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber, and our sponsor Destin - Fort Walton Beach Convention Center to view some beautiful artwork and meet local artists during this evening Wine & Art Walk.
Young Professionals of Destin Lunch: Beach Clean Up & Sunset Social Sponsored by Rhumcay Island Grille
Thursday, April 1 | 4 - 7:30 p.m.
Beach Clean Up: Meet Under the 'Welcome to Destin' Sign
Sunset Social: Rhumcay Island Grille

Help us clean up around the 'Welcome to Destin' Sign and the Destin Bridge, before caravanning over to Rhumcay Island Grille to enjoy appetizers and cocktails, while watching the sun set over the beautiful Destin Harbor and East Pass.
Business Before Hours Sponsored by Holloway Yacht Charters LLC
Friday, April 9 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

Please join us for our April 9 Business Before Hours Sponsored by Holloway Yacht Charters LLC and featuring non-profit partner Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge!

Destin Mayor Gary Jarvis will share the 'State of the City.'
Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Mary Anne Windes
Wednesday, April 14 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Destin/Miramar Beach

In 2021, Ladies Who Launch is continuing its Powerhouse Women Series, highlighting impactful women in our community. Our April 14 event features lifelong Destin/Fort Walton Beach resident Mary Anne Windes of Real Estate Professionals of Destin.
March 23 - Gregg Orr Marine

March 24 - Destin High School

May 20 - Wet Inc.
Thank You To Our Renewing Members
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