February 22, 2022
We hope to see you at Thursday's Business After Hours Sponsored by HarborWalk Village for King Cake & Cocktails! Registration is required.
Ambassador of 4Q2021
Congratulations to our Ambassador of 4Q2021
Congratulations to Jenny Larson of SummerPlace Inn, who was announced as our Ambassador of the Quarter for 4Q2021! The announcement was made during the Chamber's Feb. 11 Business Before Hours Sponsored by Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican. Larson (right) is seen here with Chamber Chairman Jennifer Gutai Comella of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale.
Improving Your Labor Situation Roundtables
On March 3, we are hosting three roundtable discussions focused on Improving Your Labor Situation. Despite current challenges within the labor market, businesses that are willing to adapt have a tremendous opportunity to acquire excellent talent. Learn from others who have seen what works within their own businesses, ask questions, and brainstorm practical takeaways you can use to bolster your team.

Find details and register here. Roundtables will be held at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. Space is limited in each session in order to keep the group small and productive.
Your Input Needed for Florida Workforce Needs Study 2.0
Florida needs to create 1.63 million net new jobs by 2030 to accommodate the current workforce and prepare for the 4 million more residents that will call Florida home. It is more important now than ever for Florida's businesses and education partners to unite to ensure the right things happen to advance the hard and soft skills needed to close workforce skills gaps and secure Florida's future talent.

If you have not done so already, please take 10 minutes to complete the Florida Workforce Needs Survey 2.0 – Part One “Addressing Florida’s Hiring, Recruitment, Community Partnerships, and Skills Gaps." Take the survey here.
City of Destin to Host Community Engagement Public Meeting & Pre-Season Beach Vendor Stakeholders Meeting
On Feb. 23, the City of Destin will host a Community Engagement Public Meeting at 5:30 p.m., and a Pre-Season Beach Vendor Stakeholders Meeting at 3 p.m. Click on the meeting titles for details and location.

City staff is seeking the greatest amount of input from the community and stakeholders to help guide the various efforts based on the community’s priorities, vision, and goals. A public information survey has been released to help with that effort. Please take the survey here -https://www.menti.com/8t38uajhmo
Join the Chamber Team!
We are looking for a Membership & Events Coordinator to join our team. For details, visit 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%.
Shop Talk Thursdays
No Cost Business Consulting
Thursday, February 24 | 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 HarborWalk Village - King Cakes & Cocktails
Thursday, February 24 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 10 Harbor Blvd.
Go on a Mardi Gras-themed Scavenger Hunt visiting select HarborWalk Merchants to sample King Cakes, cocktail specials & New Orleans style food. Stroll throughout HarborWalk Village to see what’s new for the 2022 season. Also enjoy live entertainment from ShakeTown Duo & Coastal Reflections' photo booth.
Military Affairs Council
Military Affairs Council (MAC) Meeting
Wednesday, March 2 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Destin Chamber

Our speaker will be Air Force Armament Museum Director David Fitzpatrick.  
Business Before Hours Sponsored by Holloway Yacht Charters
Friday, March 11 | 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Location: Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Our speaker will be Destin Elementary School Principal Joe Jannazo, as we learn more about educational opportunities in Destin and the way the business community can positively impact our students.
Young Professionals
Young Professionals of Destin VIP Meet & Greet Sponsored by Beachworx & Five Channels
Tuesday, March 15 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Beachworx

Connect with other area YPs, mix and mingle with the VIPS, and enjoy beer, wine and appetizers, courtesy of sponsors Beachworx and Five Channels.
Tourism & Hospitality Lunch Sponsored by Parrot Head Yachts
Wednesday, March 16 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer

Our speaker will be Okaloosa County Tourism Director Jennifer Adams sharing her department's plans for 2022.
Community Events
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If you would like your event listed here, please submit it to the Events Calendar at DestinChamber.com. Be sure to include your company name, as we only publish events of Destin Chamber members.
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