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1 Million Cups - Okaloosa County

1 Million Cups - Okaloosa County

May 12, 2021 at 9:00am – 10:00am

Okaloosa County now has it's very own 1 Million Cups (1MC) chapter and the second meeting will be held at the Doolittle Institute on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 9:00am. The chapter will hold a weekly event that brings entrepreneurs and the Okaloosa County community together over free coffee and conversations. Any entrepreneur is welcome and the purpose is to provide and receive guidance and support, network and discover ways to refine your business, in an open forum. 

Every other week, different entrepreneurs will present for their company to share their innovations, thoughts, successes, and struggles with Okaloosa County entrepreneur community. Apply today to become a presenter and show off your business!

Companies that are less than five years old and open to community engagement can apply to present at 1MC. All industries welcome. Applications take less than 30 minutes. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed. The community organizers will get back to you with any follow-up questions, and you'll work together to schedule a presentation date. Approval is based on Okaloosa County's organizer discretion.

Community Events


Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
June 18, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
June 25, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
July 2, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Niceville Young Professionals Lunch

Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
July 6, 2021 at 11:30am – 12:45pm
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
July 9, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Second Wednesday Breakfast

Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
July 14, 2021 at 7:30am – 8:45am
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
July 16, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
July 23, 2021 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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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

VenYou201

Have you ever known your purpose for completing a personal, work, or community project, but you just do not know how to get there? You have the ideas, the team, and maybe even some funds to start it, but do you have the faith? Read more about how faith can get you where you need to go with your business or projects. VenYou201 came about in a purposeful way, and thanks to lots of shared faith and a commitment to making work, Niceville's newest community event space is open and ready to host your next event!

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