November 9, 2021
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Our office is closed today for our annual Board Retreat, where our Board of Directors will help us set a course toward fulfilling our mission of "Advocating for Businesses, Strengthening our Community."

The office will also be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

Hope to see you at one or more of the following events!
Pearl Harbor Day Lunch With Retired Colonel Patricia S. Blassie
In recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we are hosting Col. (Ret.) Patricia S. Blassie. A decorated Air Force Veteran, Blassie will share her inspiring story about her brother's interment as the Vietnam Unknown Soldier in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery and her family's journey to identify and reclaim his remains. This is a story of perseverance, determination, service and truth. Registration is now open.
Final Chance: Nominate Your Outstanding Boss or Coworker for our Annual Awards
Get your nominations in now for the Ann Gibson Community Service Award Sponsored by Okaloosa Gas and the Business Person of the Year Sponsored by Trustmark National Bank! Nominations are due by Wednesday, Nov. 10, and the awards will be presented during the Dec. 14 Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & Twin Cities Hospital.
City of Destin Seeking Floats for Dec. 11 "Jingle Bell Rock" Christmas Parade
The 37th annual “Jingle Bell Rock” Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at 10 a.m. The floats will begin at the Downtown Destin Shopping Center and travel west down Harbor Boulevard (Hwy 98) to Stahlman Avenue. Spectators are asked to stand on the north side of Harbor Boulevard to watch the parade. For those who wish to participate in the parade, please email Recreation@cityofdestin.com to request an application. Applications are due Dec. 1. 
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.
Destin Tourism & Hospitality Lunch: Tourism Roundtable
Wednesday, November 10 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Harry T's Lighthouse

Come share your concerns and ideas during our Tourism Roundtable. Anyone involved in a tourism-related business or with an interest in area tourism is welcome to attend. 
Business Before Hours Sponsored by Eglin Federal Credit Union
Friday, November 12 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: The Palms Bistro

Please join us for our Nov. 12 Business Before Hours Sponsored by Eglin Federal Credit Union! The Rocky Bayou Christian School Chamber Singers will kick off the event with the singing of the National Anthem. 
Bowling for Business Tournament & Lunch
Friday, December 3 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Hurricane Lanes

How about a mini-bowling tournament, mixed with a little business networking, for your Dec. 3 lunch break? We are challenging members to a Bowling for Business Tournament. We will award prizes to top male, top female, and top team, and a perfect score will win a FREE 1-year Chamber business membership! 
Pearl Harbor Day Lunch with Retired Colonel Patricia S. Blassie
Tuesday, December 7 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

In recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we are hosting Col. (Ret.) Patricia S. Blassie. A decorated Air Force Veteran, Blassie will share her inspiring story about her brother's interment as the Vietnam Unknown Soldier in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, Va., and her family's journey to identify and reclaim his remains.
Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Neko Stubblefield, Eglin Federal Credit Union
Wednesday, December 8 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: The Blake at Miramar Beach

Ladies Who Launch is continuing its Powerhouse Women Series, highlighting impactful women in our community. Join us to hear from Neko Stubblefield, Vice President of Membership and Community Development with Eglin Federal Credit Union.

Thank you to sponsor The Blake at Miramar Beach for providing lunch! Lunch is free, but registration is required.
Multi-Chamber Young Professionals Holiday Mixer
Wednesday, December 8 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Harborview Room at HarborWalk Village

The Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Niceville Young Professionals Committees are hosting a joint "Merry Little Mixer" Holiday Party. Come in your festive holiday attire to enjoy specialty hors d'oeuvres, music, and networking.
Holiday & Awards Party Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & Twin Cities Hospital
Tuesday, December 14 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

The Holiday & Awards Party Sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center & Twin Cities Hospital will be a perfect celebration for the holidays and to recognize our most outstanding members. Would you like to make a nomination? Email us at mail@DestinChamber.com.
November 15 - Destin Snowbirds Roost

November 30 - Coastal Reflections

NewLIFE Fertility
Congratulations to NewLIFE Fertility on its Nov. 2 ribbon cutting!
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