March 8, 2022
Friday's breakfast features the principals from Destin Elementary School, Destin Middle School and Destin High School, sponsor Holloway Yacht Charters, non-profit partner Impact 100 of Northwest Florida, our March Business Person of the Month, and more.

City Launches Community Development Public Engagement Survey
City staff is seeking the greatest amount of input from the community and stakeholders on their priorities, vision, and goals in this Community Development Public Engagement Survey. Please take a few moments to ensure your thoughts are heard.
Online Survey Launches for Joe’s Bayou Recreation Area Improvements Project
The improvement project at the Joe’s Bayou Recreation Area and Mattie Kelly Park and Nature Walk will provide and enhance public recreational opportunities and improve access to water resources. Public input and participation will provide planners with crucial insight on how to better serve the community. Members of the public are encouraged to provide input through the survey at
Your Input Needed for Florida Workforce Needs Study 2.0
Florida needs to create 1.63 million net new jobs by 2030 to accommodate the current workforce and prepare for the 4 million more residents that will call Florida home. It is more important now than ever for Florida's businesses and education partners to unite to ensure the right things happen to advance the hard and soft skills needed to close workforce skills gaps and secure Florida's future talent.

If you have not done so already, please take 10 minutes to complete the Florida Workforce Needs Survey 2.0 – Part One “Addressing Florida’s Hiring, Recruitment, Community Partnerships, and Skills Gaps." Take the survey here.
Join the Chamber Team!
We are looking for a Membership & Events Coordinator to join our team. For details, visit our Job Board. To add your own job listing, log into our Member Portal. If you need your login information, send us an email at
Perks of Your Chamber Membership

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 to sign up online.

Affordable Health Insurance for Your Employees
We are pleased to offer an ACA-compliant group health benefits solution that offers premium savings from 10-20% compared to traditional carrier plans. View details here.

Healthiest You by Teladoc is a high-quality virtual care solution designed to serve businesses and their employees who cannot afford traditional health insurance. View details here.

Savings On Your Email Marketing Program
As a chamber member, you receive some great benefits from our partnership with Constant Contact, including special savings on email marketing. Click here to see how you can save up to 25%.
Shop Talk Thursdays
No Cost Business Consulting
Thursday, March 10 | 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Destin Chamber
Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan will be available for impromptu meetings assisting with business challenges or opportunities. These meetings are confidential, no-cost, and allow you skip the traditional wait period after you request consulting from the Florida SBDC.
Business Before Hours Sponsored by Holloway Yacht Charters
Friday, March 11 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Our speaker will be Destin Elementary School Principal Joe Jannazo, as we learn more about educational opportunities in Destin and the way the business community can positively impact our students.
Young Professionals
Young Professionals of Destin VIP Meet & Greet Sponsored by Beachworx & Five Channels
Tuesday, March 15 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Beachworx

Connect with other area YPs, mix and mingle with the VIPS, and enjoy beer, wine and appetizers, courtesy of sponsors Beachworx and Five Channels.
Tourism & Hospitality Lunch Sponsored by Parrot Head Yachts
Wednesday, March 16 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer

Our speaker will be Okaloosa County Tourism Director Jennifer Adams sharing her department's plans for 2022.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours Sponsored by The Blake at Miramar Beach
Thursday, March 24 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 90 Ponce de Leon St., Miramar Beach
Join us for networking, cocktails, and appetizers, during our March 24 Business After Hours Sponsored by The Blake at Miramar Beach! The event begins at 5 p.m., and culminates with door prizes at 6:30 p.m.
Community Events
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