May 10, 2022
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Discover How To Boost Productivity, Find Your Audience Online, Create Social Media Content & Protect Your Data at BizTech - Register Due Friday!
BizTech is back! Join us on May 18, as we connect Destin area small business owners and employees with the digital marketing tools, information and companies they need to boost productivity, find their audience online, create social media content and protect their data.

Thank you to our sponsors, including presenting sponsors Cox, Five Channels, Uniti Fiber and Warren Averett, tech sponsor Florida SBDC at UWF, and media sponsor Destin Life!

Destin Forward 2022 Leadership Award
Destin Forward Class of 2022 Graduates, Names Leadership Award Winner
On May 3, we celebrated the graduation of 15 business professionals from our 14th Destin Forward class. During the event, the prestigious Destin Forward Leadership Award, chosen by class vote, was presented to Jenna Kilpatrick (right) of the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. Chamber Chairman Jennifer Gutai Comella of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale presented the award. Keep reading here.

For more information about Destin Forward and how to join the Class of 2023, please click here.
OCSO and Boys & Girls Clubs Host Summer Teen Job Fair, Businesses Invited
Join the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast for a Summer Teen Job Fair on Monday, May 23, from 3:30 - 5 p.m., at the FWB Boys & Girls Club at 923 Denton Blvd. N.W.

Businesses are invited to participate at no charge to promote and recruit employees. Booth space is limited. To reserve your spot, contact Ashley Bailey at or (850) 259-0031. Working teens decrease violent crimes by 43%.
City of Destin Council to Host Budget Workshop
The Destin City Council will host a Budget Workshop on Tuesday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m., at the Destin City Hall Annex, located at 4100 Indian Bayou Trail. The public may view the workshop at the following link:
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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%.
Destin Chamber's Tourism & Hospitality Lunch Featuring the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday, May 11 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: 790

We will welcome Lt. Jason Fulghum of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office to recap Spring Break and give advice for businesses heading into the busy summer season.
Shop Talk Thursdays
No Cost Business Consulting
Thursday, May 12 | 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.
Young Professionals
Young Professionals Sunset Social Sponsored by Corcoran Reverie at Concerts in the Village: Yacht Rock Revue
Thursday, May 12 | 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village
Enjoy a night under the stars at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village. Thanks to our sponsor Corcoran Reverie, there will be no charge for the first 25 to attend, but you must register. After the first 25, the fee will be $10 per person.
Business Before Hours on the Beach Sponsored by Destin - Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
Friday, May 13 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Henderson Beach State Park
Join us for Business Before Hours on the Beach sponsored by the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center! Start your day with the beautiful view from a pavilion at Henderson Beach State Park, a hearty breakfast and your closest Chamber friends.
Young Professionals
Young Professionals of Destin Sunset Social with Destin Rotary
Tuesday, May 17 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Emerald Bay Clubhouse
Join the Young Professionals of Destin for a Sunset Social with Destin Rotary and the Destin Chamber! Cost is $15, which includes a drink ticket and appetizers, and registration is required.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, June 1 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
TSgt. Courtney Hott will discuss the Air Force Recruiting Mission and her role as a Recruiter.
Community Events
Congratulations to Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group on the successful opening of your new Destin location!
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