Throughout the year, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce offers many opportunities for area businesses to highlight their company's name, products, and services to other Chamber members and to the community. These sponsorship opportunities include the following:
Exclusive Sponsorship of Leaders In Business Lunch – $1,800
Ten of our monthly Leaders In Business Lunches offer a single sponsor an exclusive sponsorship opportunity before a captured audience of 125 – 150 area business professionals.
Special & Mini-Expo Lunches – $100
Two of our monthly Leaders In Business Lunches offer multiple businesses the opportunity to participate in a “mini-expo” format before a captured audience of 125 – 150 area business professionals. Themes include non-profit appreciation and BusinessPalooza! – a general business free-for-all.
Business After Hours – No fee
Always held the fourth Thursday of every month except December and January, these events are attended by 100-200 business professionals, and they offer an end-of-the-day networking opportunity to help meet new clients, gain exposure for businesses, and expand networks.
New Member Receptions – $250
Every quarter, the Chamber staff and Board of Directors invite new members to a reception to warmly welcome them and to introduce them to the benefits of their new membership.
7th Annual Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County - $275-$600
For the seventh year, the chambers of commerce in Okaloosa County will partner to bring their members the biggest marketing and networking opportunity around – the Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County. The event, hosted by the Destin Area, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Valparaiso Chambers of Commerce, is open to the public to attend at no charge and will be held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. More than 500-800 people have attended the event in previous years. Booth spaces and sponsorships are available. The event is open to the public. The 2014 date is March 20.
Post Tax Relief Golf Party – $110-$2,500
The Chamber’s Post Tax Relief Golf Party at Kelly Plantation offers outstanding networking and advertising opportunities for all members – avid golfers and non-golfers, alike. All skill levels are encouraged to play in this flighted, four-person scramble. Prizes are awarded for tournament winners, as well as for hole-in-one, longest drive, putting contest, and closest to the pin. It begins with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The 2014 date is April 16.
3rd Paddle at the Porch – $300-$2,000
On Aug. 16, the 3rd Paddle at the Porch - The Destin SUP Cup will be held in the beautiful emerald green waters behind one of Destin's most loved restaurants, The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House. The event features a one mile recreational race, three mile recreational race, and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards (including cash prizes!), food, and fun! This event targets local and visitors interested in the rapidly growing stand up paddle board sport, with a special emphasis on drawing those from outside our area. The event is open to the public. The 2014 date is Aug. 16.
Bourbon at the Bay - $250-$2,000
Sip, savor, and bid at Bourbon at the Bay, hosted by Regatta Bay and the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Sample bourbons and scotches, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and kick off holiday shopping with a great selection of auction items, including trips, restaurant gift certificates, a Bote SUP board, jewelry, and so much more! The event is open to the public. The 2014 date is Nov. 13.
5th Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Back 1-Mile Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon - $250-$2,000
While all courses are set alongside Destin waterways, the USATF-certified half marathon course yields breathtaking views of the Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin Harbor, and East Pass, as it leads you through Destin, along a 4-mile undeveloped stretch of Okaloosa Island, and back. The 10K course is also USATF-certified. This year’s event welcomes Jeff Galloway method runners. This race draws almost 500 participants. This event targets local and visitors interested in running, with a special emphasis on drawing those from outside our area. The event is open to the public. The 2015 date is Jan. 24.
For details about events and sponsorships, please contact Events Coordinator Suzy Nicholson Hunt at (850) 837-2711 x2 or suzyhunt@DestinChamber.com.