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Annual Awards & Installation Banquet
Join us on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, as the Chamber honors its most outstanding members and installs the 2014 Board of Directors. Awards include the Business Person of the Year Award, the James D. Neilson, Sr., Chairman’s Award for Volunteer Service, the Paul Woolman Ambassador of the Year Award, and the Ann Gibson Community Service Award. The event will take place at the Emerald Coast Convention Center.

Destin’s Superhero Bayou, Bay & Back 1-Mile Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon
The 4th Annual Destin’s Superhero Bayou, Bay & Back 1-Mile Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon will hit the streets on Jan. 25, 2014! It begins at Clement Taylor Park, 131 Calhoun Ave., in Destin. Awards will be presented to the overall winners, male and female, as well as to winners in multiple age categories. The USATF-certified half marathon, new to the event in 2012, showcases the Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin Harbor, and East Pass, as its course leads runners through Destin, along a 4-mile undeveloped stretch of Okaloosa Island, and back. The 10K course is also USATF-certified. Find race details here.

Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County
For the 7th year, the Destin Area, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Valparaiso chambers of commerce will partner to bring their members the biggest marketing and networking opportunity around - the Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County! Join us on March 20, 2014, at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, to see the latest and greatest our area businesses have to offer. The event is free and open to the public.

Destin Area Summer Photo Contest
The 9th Annual Destin Area Summer Photo Contest will take place Thursday, July 31, through Friday, Aug. , 2013. Find winners here. The contest offers locals and visitors the opportunity to share their experiences in and memories of the area. Over the years, contest entries featured children playing in the sand; families enjoying attractions around Destin; beautiful sunsets seen from the harbor, beach, and bay; those fishing from boat and shore; and much more.

Paddle at the Porch - The Destin SUP Cup
On Aug. 16, 2014, Paddle at the Porch returns to the beautiful emerald green waters behind one of Destin's most loved restaurants, The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House. The event features one and three mile recreational races and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards, food, and fun! This is the event's third year. Find details here.

Golf & Dine - Annual Chamber Networking Golf Tournament
The Chamber's Annual Networking Golf Tournament is a 4-person scramble. It offers excellent marketing opportunities for all members - avid golfers and non-golfers alike. 2014 details will be announced soon.

Holiday Party
Network, enjoy good food and refreshment, and celebrate the season with other business professionals! Date is Dec. 2, 2014. Details will be announced in early fall.

 
 
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