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Featured Events


Connect20 - Helping your business in today's environment

Connect20 - Helping your business in today's environment

November 9, 2020 at 9:00am – November 10 at 2:00pm

Connect20 is a 2-day virtual conference designed for you – today’s small business owners, entrepreneurs, and franchisees. This unprecedented event will focus on how you can build, grow, and modernize your business in today’s COVID-19 environment. There’s never been a moment like this – it’s essential to find new ways to connect with your customers and prospects.

Register HERE with code: CHAMBER for a discount on a Full Access Ticket

Community Events


Free Business Consulting: “Shop Talk” Thursdays

Destin Chamber of Commerce
November 26, 2020 at 10:00am – 2:00pm
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Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours

Destin Chamber of Commerce
November 26, 2020 at 10:00am – 11:00am
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
November 27, 2020 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours

Destin Chamber of Commerce
December 3, 2020 at 10:00am – 11:00am
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Free Business Consulting: “Shop Talk” Thursdays

Destin Chamber of Commerce
December 3, 2020 at 10:00am – 2:00pm
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First Friday Coffee

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
December 4, 2020 at 7:00am – 9:00am
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Lunch & Learn Zoom Fridays

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
December 4, 2020 at 11:30am – 1:00pm
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Florida SBDC Virtual Office Hours

Destin Chamber of Commerce
December 10, 2020 at 10:00am – 11:00am
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Media

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!

Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards - 2020 Bronze Winner - Ft Walton Machining

We are happy to recognize Fort Walton Machining, Inc., one of 10 manufacturing companies named as finalists and a 2020 Bronze Winner 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. Check out this great video!