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Events and Happenings

Featured Events


Knowledge by the Slice- September 15

Knowledge by the Slice- September 15

September 15, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm

If you have questions about obtaining a new business loan, or you currently have one- this is the event for you! Make sure to register!

Mentorship Mornings

Mentorship Mornings

September 16, 2021 at 9:00am – 10:30am

Matt Hahne, a professional EOS implementer, will be teaching all about the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Key points of the presentation will relate to leadership, management, and accountability. 

Community Events


Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
October 1, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Niceville Young Professionals Lunch

Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
October 5, 2021 at 11:30am – 12:45pm
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
October 8, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Second Wednesday Breakfast

Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
October 13, 2021 at 7:30am – 8:45am
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
October 15, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
October 22, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
October 29, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Niceville Young Professionals Lunch

Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
November 2, 2021 at 11:30am – 12:45pm
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Media

Salty Scents candle makers thrive in cozy Fort Walton Beach shop

Check out how this local shop overcame obstacles during the COVID19 Pandemic, like store closure and a glass shortage! This creative duo knows how to help you get that cozy home feel for the holidays with their Salty Scents candles.

Finding Success with Steven Franco - Episode 7

Here's the newest episode of "Finding Success with Steven Franco"! In this episode, Steven interviews Sarah Noonan of The Good Life Destin. Sarah is an author, photographer, blogger, podcaster, and creator of the Destin travel site, TheGoodLifeDestin.com. After moving to Destin, she decided to start blogging all things related to Destin! She wanted to help those visiting, as well as locals, know everything there is to know about the area. She has captured Destin like nobody else! Be sure to grab her book "The Ultimate Destin Bucket List".

Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award - 2020 Finalist - MAG Aerospace

We are happy to announce that MAG Aerospace was also one of 10 manufacturing companies named as finalists for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence (SMBE) Awards. These awards recognize the state’s high-performing manufacturers. Companies were judged in six categories of criteria, including leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce and operations. Learn more about them in this awesome video!

Small Business Spotlight

CRC Data Technologies - "Delivering on the Promise of Technology"

Cameron Rowe, CEO and president of CRC Data Technologies, shares his entrepreneurial journey and offers advice to others looking to start their own business.

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