July 14, 2020
Greetings!
Thank you to Community Bank and Emerald Coast Title Services for sponsoring today's 7th Annual Great American Cookout here at the Chamber! Those that missed the event can check out the photos here.
Do You Need Masks For Your Business?
Thank you to the Florida Department of Health of Okaloosa County for providing 2,500 masks for us to distribute to our members! If you would like to pick up masks for your place of business, please email espies@DestinChamber.com to arrange the quantity and pickup.
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BizTech is Back!
Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 13, for a daylong conference and expo connecting Destin area small business owners and employees with the technology-related information and companies they need to improve their business operations and protect their electronic assets. From IT 101 and business continuity plans to cybersecurity and infrastructure discussions, topics are designed to appeal to a wide range of needs and experience. 

The expo begins at 9 a.m. and ends with a reception from 4:15 – 6 p.m. Keynote speakers and breakout sessions are scheduled throughout the day.  Sponsorships are available!
Destin Forward June 2020
Destin Forward Offers In-Depth Learning Experience of our Community
Applications for Destin Forward, our community education and leadership program, are now available. Find details and the application here. $75 scholarships are available upon request.
Florida Chamber Foundation Needs Your Input
Together, we can build a diverse workforce that provides opportunity for all Floridians. The Able Trust, one of the Florida Chamber Foundation's Community Development Partners , is dedicated to being a key leader in providing opportunities for successful employment for Floridians with disabilities - especially as we relaunch Florida through the changing COVID-19 workforce environment. Please take a few minutes to complete this important anonymous survey now, as it closes Friday, July 17, and help secure Florida's future.
Current COVID-19 Data Now Available on DestinChamber.com
Visit our website for up-to-date, local COVID-19 metrics.
Leadership Okaloosa Applications Available Now
Leadership Okaloosa is an esteemed leadership training and development program with a 30-year history of being a vital part of Okaloosa County’s growth and development of its leaders. This 9-month experience is designed to enhance the participant’s leadership skills and provide community awareness. Find details and application here.
Your Census Makes A Difference
From directing federal funds to local communities to determining political representation in all levels of government, accurate census counts are vital. Destin is only reporting a 30.4% response rate to the 2020 Census. Please take time to complete the census today! Call (844) 330-2020 or complete the Census online at  www.My2020Census.Gov .
Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours at the Destin Chamber
Thursday, July 16, 23 & 30 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Virtual

Beginning July 2, the Florida SBDC at UWF will begin outreach hours with the Destin Chamber each week through virtual consulting hours specifically for business owners in our area. Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan will be available by email for impromptu meetings assisting with business challenges or opportunities.
Okaloosa County Commission Candidates Forum
Tuesday, July 21 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Destin Community Center

Do you have a question for the candidates? Please email them to ceo@DestinChamber.com or you may submit them at the forum.
Annual Golf Tournament Sponsored by Renasant Bank
Thursday, October 1 | Noon Shotgun Start
Emerald Bay Golf Club

This 4-person scramble sponsored by Renasant Bank takes place at Emerald Bay Golf Club . Enjoy a cookout with lunch sponsor Cavinder Elevator Company . Acme Oyster House will be shucking and serving raw oysters. Half Shell Oyster House will be grilling oysters. We'll also have a putting contest, hole-in-one prizes and more.

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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.
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