August 30, 2022

Good morning, Elizabeth!

Rodney Braden and Bobby Wagner, both candidates for Mayor of Destin, will share their platforms and answer questions at our Sept. 9 Business Before Hours Sponsored by CRC Data Technologies. Grab your seat today!

Our office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day. We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends!

First Responders Appreciation Cookout
Share Your Workforce Needs
Please complete the Florida Workforce Needs Study 2.0 – Survey Part Two. Help us understand your company’s evolving workforce needs and how we can unite the business community to secure Florida’s talent. A stronger talent pipeline will build a stronger Florida. Let’s learn from each other.

Okaloosa Health Summit Planned for September 8
Is there an issue you’re passionate about? Do you want to improve the walkability of our communities, increase mental health services for students, help new parents raise healthier babies, or advance the health of Okaloosans in other ways? If so, the Okaloosa County Health Department invites you to be a part of a team of people who will make a difference! Mark your calendars now for the Okaloosa Health Summit on Sept. 8. Register here.
Business Tax Receipt Renewals for FY 2023
It’s time to renew your Destin Business Tax Receipts (BTRs). To avoid any late fees, renewal payments are due by Sept. 30. For step-by-step instructions, visit
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Perks of Your Chamber Membership

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%.

Save $ On Office Supplies
Did you know Destin Chamber members save money on office supplies by ordering online with Office Depot? Visit to sign up.

Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Welcome Zandra Wolfgram as First Director of Marketing and Communications

Friends Guild to Host an afternoon with Local Musician Bo Adams September 13

Local Golf Club Recognized in Golf Inc. Magazine

NWFSC Ranks Among Nation's Most Affordable Nursing Programs

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital Announces Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

FDOT - Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Advisory

Help FFT Reach our Goal

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Destin Celebrates Remodel

SocialLee Relevant Episode 27: How to Start Blogging For Your Biz with Laura Holloway of Storyteller

Patti Labelle Headlines Sinfonia Gulf Coast Gala Event

Let's Talk Title: What Happens When it Appraises Below the Contract Price?

NWFSC's Seagrass Restaurant Learning Lab Announces Fall Dining

Destin Chamber Trustees Invite Local First Responders to Free Cookout on September 9

ECCAC receives $60K donation from St. Joe Community Foundation

Okaloosa Health Summit | NEXT WEEK!

Gulfarium Press Announcement - Cold Stunned New England Sea Turtle Successfully Released

Thank you for making our 9th Annual Stock the Pantry Party such a success!

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No Cost Business Consulting

Thursday, September 1 | 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Destin Chamber

Find details here


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.

Young Professionals of Destin Sunset Social Speed Networking Sponsored by The Edge Seafood Restaurant and SkyBar
Tuesday, September 6 | 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: The Edge Seafood Restaurant and SkyBar

Launch into fall with new connections, friends and opportunities with the Young Professionals of Destin and our sponsor The Edge Seafood Restaurant and SkyBar! 
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, September 7 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber

Our speaker will be Col. William David Deitch, 96th Test Wing, Staff Judge Advocate.  

Business Before Hours Sponsored by CRC Data Technologies
Friday, September 9 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

Please join us for our Sept. 9 Business Before Hours Sponsored by CRC Data Technologies and featuring non-profit spotlight Destin Rotary Club. Rodney Braden and Bobby Wagner, both candidates for Destin Mayor, will share their platforms and answer questions.

Destin Tourism & Hospitality Lunch

Wednesday, September 21 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: The Palms Coffee House, Sports Lounge & Good Vibes Bar

Registration and payment required

Anyone with an interest in tourism is invited to attend.

Progressive Business After Hours at Regatta Commons

Thursday, September 22 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Start & End at Destin Chamber

Registration and payment required 

Join us, Emerald Coast Business Intermediaries, Matthews & Jones LLP, and Priority Title for our 2nd Progressive Business After Hours at Regatta Commons! Guests will check-in at the Destin Chamber and will receive a map to explore other businesses and delicious food and beverages around the office park.

2022 Golf Graphic

Save the Date for our 2022 Signature Events

November 17 - 10th Annual Bourbon at the Bay Presented by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale

December 13 - Annual Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Trustmark

Sponsorships are available! Contact for details.

Community Events

Ongoing through Friday, October 21

Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College Present My Body is a Battleground: Dong Kyu Kim

Tuesday, August 30

Lawn Games in Grand Park

Wednesday, August 31

Lawn Games in Grand Park

Florida SBDC at UWF Presents “Gaining Customers and Maximizing Sales” – Online Webinar

Thursday, Sept. 1

Lawn Games in Grand Park

Join Brookdale Destin for a Walk-In Job Fair

LuLu’s Destin Hosts Weekly Job Fairs Every Thursday

Darts & Music at the American Legion Post 296

Friday, Sept. 2

Lawn Games in Grand Park

Arts & Drafts

Karaoke at American Legion Post 296

Saturday, Sept. 3

Lawn Games in Grand Park

Grand Boulevard’s Farmers’ Market

Pet Adoption Event

Labor Day Concert Celebration

Sunday, Sept. 4

Lawn Games in Grand Park

Sunday Breakfast at American Legion Post 296

Sunday Brunch at 790

Monday, Sept. 5

Lawn Games in Grand Park

Bingo Fundraiser at American Legion Post 296

If you would like your event listed here, please submit it to the Events Calendar at Be sure to include your company name, as we only publish events of Destin Chamber members.

August 30 - HCA Florida Fort Walton - Destin Hospital Cafe

October 4 - Meraki Solar

October 13 - South Oak Title

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Congratulations to Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Destin on last week's ribbon cutting celebrating your beautiful remodel!

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