August 17, 2021
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Our 9th Annual Paddle at the Park Sponsored by Destin ER will take place this Saturday at Henderson Beach State Park. Racers and spectators are welcome!

This event would not be possible without the tremendous support of our partners and sponsors, including race partners BOTE and Henderson Beach State Park; title sponsor Destin ER; platinum sponsors Destin - Fort Walton Beach and Destin Life; gold sponsors 99Rock, Nash FM 105.5, Coast 93.3, R3 Construction and Z96; silver sponsors Eglin Federal Credit Union and Lucky Beach Nutrition; accommodations sponsors The Islander, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties and Vacasa; bronze sponsors A Superior Air Conditioning Company, Destin Photo, Emerald Bay Golf Club, Liberty Watersports and Troy University - Fort Walton Beach; beverage sponsors 3rd Planet Brewing, Buffalo Rock and Destin Brewery; and food sponsors Stanley Street Treats and Swell Pops!
August Business Person of the Month
Bowyer Named Business Person of the Month
During our Aug. 13 Business Before Hours Sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Kevin Bowyer (right) of Warren Averett was honored with the Chamber’s Business Person of the Month Award. This award is presented directly from the Chamber’s Board of Directors to a Destin area businessperson showing vision for his or her business and leadership in our community. 

Kevin is seen here with Chamber Chairman Jerry Sullivan of Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican. Read more here.
Ambassador of the Quarter
Martinez Wins Ambassador of the Quarter
Christine Martinez (left) won Ambassador of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2021. She is seen here with Ambassador Chair Brenda Gray of Hilton Garden Inn - Destin/Miramar Beach. The Ambassador of the Quarter is chosen through a combination of points and votes from other Ambassadors. In addition to a certificate and being recognized on a plaque that hangs in the Chamber's lobby, she received a 1-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn - Destin/Miramar Beach.
How They Voted 2021
Making Florida more competitive is what the Florida Chamber of Commerce fights for every day. Ever wonder if your State Senator or House member votes with you or against your business' interests? While most legislators report having a “good year,” the truth is it all depends on what they believe in. Click here to view the Florida Chamber's How They Voted 2021 to see exactly how your elected officials voted on issues important to Florida’s growth and competitiveness.
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.
Free Consulting With Florida SBDC
Wednesday & Thursday, August 18 & 19
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Destin Chamber

Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan is available every Thursday at the Destin Chamber for impromptu meetings assisting new and existing businesses with challenges and opportunities. These meetings are confidential and at no cost to you.
Postponed: Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Teresa Halverson, The Manor at Bluewater Bay
Wednesday, August 18

This event has been postponed. We hope to announce a new date soon!
9th Annual Paddle at the Park Sponsored by Destin ER
Saturday, August 21 | 9 a.m.
Henderson Beach State Park
Business After Hours Sponsored by Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican
Thursday, August 26
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Landshark's Pizza Company

Join us and sponsor Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican for food, drink and live music from Austin Jennings! Parking is available behind Landshark's, as well as in the city's Marler Street Parking Lot. Cost is $5 to use the city lot.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, September 1
12 - 1 p.m.
Destin Chamber
Business Before Hours Sponsored by Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican
Friday, September 10 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: TBA

Please join us for our Sept. 10 Business Before Hours Sponsored by Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican.
August 19 - Cissy's Cafe

September 14 - Youth Village

September 24 - Dalton Wholesale Floors

October 7 - Renasant Bank

October 14 - BayView Private Wealth
Community Events
Thank You To Our Renewing Members
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