April 19, 2022
Jason Belcher - Neko Stubblefield
Congratulations to our Business Person of the Month Award Winner Neko Stubblefield, Eglin Federal Credit Union's Vice President of Membership and Community Development! In addition to her extensive career within the financial services industry, Neko serves on countless non-profit boards within the community and provides financial literacy seminars to help prepare young adults for financial success.

Neko is seen here with Chamber Chair Elect Jason Belcher of FNBT Bank who presented the award during our April 8 Business Before Hours Sponsored by HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital.

Destin Forward Ribbon Cutting
Destin Forward Celebrates Completion of Community Service Project
Congratulations to our Destin Forward class on the completion of its class project! Class members raised funds for and provided volunteer labor to construct Destin High School's new Pollinator Garden with native plants and bee hives. The school is now officially certified as a Schoolyard Habitat with the Okaloosa Community Wildlife Habitat Project.

The class also donated the money for a science teacher to become a certified beekeeper before bees are introduced to the hives this summer.

Want to learn more about your community and make an impact on it? Check out our Destin Forward community education and leadership program! Download an application here.
Learn More About Our Health Insurance Options During a Virtual Q&A
We are pleased to offer two new health insurance options to our small business members. The first is an ACA-compliant group health benefits solution that offers premium savings from 10-20% compared to traditional carrier plans. The second, called Healthiest You by Teladoc, is a high-quality virtual care solution designed to serve businesses and their employees who cannot afford traditional health insurance. 

Do you have questions about these plans? If so, join us and Mike Carraway of Acentria for a virtual Q&A on April 26, at 10 a.m. Please register to attend. Instructions for the Zoom meeting will be sent to you prior to the Q&A.
Ready To Add New Employees To You Team?
Check out our Job Board! To add your own job listing, log into our Member Portal. If you need your login information, send us an email at mail@DestinChamber.com.
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 www.mychamberadvantage.com/Chamber_SignUp 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%.
SOLD OUT! Ladies Who Launch Powerhouse Women Series: Michelle Anchors, AnchorsGordon, P.A.
Wednesday, April 20 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
This event is sold out. Find details here.

On April 20, Michelle Anchors, Attorney with AnchorsGordon, P.A., will share her experiences as one of the area's preeminent attorneys and leading a successful campaign to pass a half-cent sales tax to improve the infrastructure of Okaloosa County schools.
Shop Talk Thursdays
No Cost Business Consulting
Thursday, April 21 | 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.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours Sponsored by BOTE
Thursday, April 28 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 383 Harbor Blvd., Destin
Join us for our April 28 Business After Hours Sponsored by BOTE! The event begins at 5 p.m., and culminates with door prizes at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy food by AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar and live music by Flash Flood Duo. Destin Brewery will be pouring the award winning brews: BOTE Silver King IPL and the Destin Brewery East Pass Ale. One lucky Chamber member will win a BOTE Board!
SBDC Workshop
Starting a Business Workshop with the Florida SBDC at UWF & Destin Chamber
Tuesday, May 3 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Destin Chamber
In this two-hour workshop led by Florida SBDC at UWF Business Consultant Diana Jernigan, we will discuss the nuts and bolts of launching your new venture, including how to determine feasibility and legal structures, licensing and permitting, funding options for your business and basic marketing strategies to help you get started! Cost is $50.
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, May 4 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber
Our speakers will be LTC Richard M. Jones, CPT William Wurzel and CPT Jonathan Bridier of the 6th Ranger Training Battalion.
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, 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! 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.
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