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    Wednesday, July 29 2015
    Destin, Fla., July 29 – On July 28, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate A Chauffeur for Hire with a ribbon cutting. A Chauffeur for Hire offers one-way and driver-by-the hour services. Its drivers are available for tourist guide transportation, elder transport, movie production driver, airport transfer, bachelorette and bachelor parties, sporting ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 28 2015
    Hilton Sandestin Wins ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Best Overall’ at 2015 National Internet Advertising Competition Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa and advertising agency, Miles, are the proud recipients of yet two more awards for excelling in online advertising. After winning the regional ‘Best of Industry’ award from the Internet Advertising Competition ...read more
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    Thursday, July 23 2015
    Destin, Fla., July 23 – On July 22, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate BeMyShopper with a ribbon cutting. BeMyShopper offers grocery delivery. “We will shop for you!” explained owner Kevin Schmidt. “Don’t stress with the lines. Let us stock your vacation house or do your monthly grocery shopping for your own home.” For ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 21 2015
    5 th Annual Kid’s Catfish Tournament Nick’s Seafood Restaurant of Freeport will hold the 5 th Annual Kid’s Catfish Tournament on Saturday, July 25. The tournament is specifically designed with the young water enthusiast at heart, offering a new boat, trolling motor, and safety equipment to the overall winner. From every entry, $5 will be donated to waterway education in the ...read more
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    Friday, July 17 2015
    Destin, Fla., July 17 – On July 16, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Creative Threads Embroidery & Silk Screen with a ribbon cutting. Creative Threads Embroidery & Silk Screen offers embroidery and silkscreen services for professional, personal, and sporting items, including work uniforms, shirts, tops, hats, visors, scarves, headbands, ...read more
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    Thursday, July 16 2015
    Destin, Fla., July 16 – On July 15, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Kowabunga Racer at Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park with a ribbon cutting. The Kowabunga Racer is “a 4-lane drag strip plunging nearly five stories on a downhill racecourse the length of a football field. Racers start off side by side ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 14 2015
    First Florida Bank Names O’Neal to Head First Florida Wealth Group First Florida Bank announced that Jared O’Neal has joined the bank as the senior vice president of First Florida Wealth Group. As a financial advisor, O’Neal brings to the division years of experience, and has held various roles with Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Fla., since 2006, including wealth management ...read more
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    Thursday, July 09 2015
    Destin, Fla., July 9 – On July 8, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Trees Destin with a ribbon cutting. Local non-profit organization Trees Destin seeks to conserve and preserve Destin’s existing tree canopy, expand the canopy through tree plantings, and offer programs to teach the importance of trees and the best methods for the planting of ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 07 2015
    Cox Pools Offers Exclusive Promo to Chamber Members Make your summer sizzle with our Cox Hot Tubs July Promo! All Chamber Members that come in and purchase a Classic Kamado Joe Ceramic Grill will receive $56 in FREE product. Members will receive a bag of Hardwood Lump Charcoal, one Fire Starter, one Electric Starter, and one 7.2 ounce Steak Seasoning. For more information call (850) 650-9138 or ...read more
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    Thursday, July 02 2015
    Destin, Fla., July 2 – On July 1, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Risa’s Interiors’ new location with a ribbon cutting. Risa’s Interiors is your one stop shop for anything interior. Its retail store offers furniture, in-stock sleepers, bedding, window treatments, pillows, rugs, art, blinds/shutters/drapes, lighting, ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 01 2015
    Destin, Fla., July 1 – On June 30, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new member Beverage Control Inc. with a ribbon cutting. Beverage Control Inc. offers carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and beer gas; Coca-Cola in a box; and concentrated juices for bars. “We make the gas to make your beer and soda flow,” explained new sales manager Clay ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 30 2015
    United Way Introduces New Combined Federal Campaign Director The United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties introduces Ron Denson as the director of the Florida panhandle, Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC program is a nationwide annual federal workplace campaign, which United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties has proudly managed locally since introduction in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. ...read more
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    Friday, June 26 2015
    Destin, Fla., June 26 – The 4 th Annual Paddle at the Porch features a $6,000 cash purse! The event will take place on Aug. 15, in the beautiful emerald green waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Fla. It features one mile and three mile recreational races and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including the $6,000 cash purse! All ages and skill ...read more
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    Friday, June 26 2015
    Destin, Fla., June 26 – On June 24, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Wendy’s Kitchen’s second season with a ribbon cutting. Wendy’s Kitchen offers family-style, homecooked meals. It is open Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and offers a different special each day. An entire week’s worth of specials is ...read more
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    Friday, June 26 2015
    Destin, Fla., June 26 – On June 25, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the new location of Bealls Outlet with a ribbon cutting. Bealls Outlet is a retail department store outlet, offering up to 70% off the latest styles and brands. Visit the new location at 15003 B Emerald Coast Pkwy., in Destin. For more information, call (850) 837-0810 or visit ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 23 2015
    Help The Sonder Project with FuelMyClub Program The Sonder Project is partnering with Club Digi’s FuelMyClub program for its 2015 fundraising campaign. The FuelMyClub mobile app was developed by a team of industry experts to leverage mobile phone technology and social media to increase fundraising success. The app will feature high value digital coupons and deals from both local merchants ...read more
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    Monday, June 22 2015
    Destin, Fla., June 22 – On June 16, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the first anniversary of Wine Not Florida with a ribbon cutting. Wine Not Florida is a food truck specializing in alcohol-infused ice cream and sorbet. Its flavors include Black Cherry Merlot, Strawberry Champagne, and Chocolate Cabernet, to name a few. It also offers kids’ ...read more
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    Monday, June 22 2015
    Destin, Fla., June 22 – On June 22, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., with a ribbon cutting. Headquartered in Oklahoma, it began as Greco, a miniature picture frame company in 1970. When David Green moved his business from the family’s garage to a 300-square-foot retail space in 1972, Hobby Lobby was founded. Today, ...read more
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    Monday, June 22 2015
    Destin, Fla., June 22 – On June 17, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate ResortQuest Real Estate’s new Miramar Beach Office and its Nathan Abbott Team with a ribbon cutting. “The Abbotts have been making real estate their business since 1970. Nathan, Erin, and Amanda Abbott are Northwest Florida natives and keep the business in the family, ...read more
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    Thursday, June 04 2015
    Destin, Fla., June 4 – On June 3, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Legendary Harley Davidson with a ribbon cutting. Legendary Harley Davidson offers apparel, gifts, collectibles, and rentals. “We are Harley Davidson, an icon in retail for 112 years,” explained manager Diana Erickson. Its sister store is Emerald ...read more
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    Friday, May 29 2015
    Destin, Fla., May 29 – On Aug. 15, the 4 th Paddle at the Porch will take place in the beautiful emerald green waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Fla. The event features one mile and three mile recreational races and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including a cash purse! All ages and skill levels are invited to participate. For the 3- and ...read more
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    Thursday, May 28 2015
    Destin, Fla., May 28 – On May 26, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Beach Party Bus with a ribbon cutting. Beach Party Bus is a great transport bus or a wild fun party bus. It may be used for bachelor and bachelorette parties, weddings, school dances, corporate events, golf trips, and more. Ask about the special DJ Party Package. Areas of service ...read more
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    Friday, May 22 2015
    Destin, Fla., May 22 - On May 21, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate TowBoatU.S. Destin with a ribbon cutting. TowBoatU.S. Destin offers towing, fuel delivery, battery jumps, soft ungroundings, and salvage services. Its dispatch is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, and all boat captains are USCG-licensed. Memberships are available. For ...read more
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    Thursday, May 21 2015
    Destin, Fla., May 21 - On May 19, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Bart Rockett's Magic Theatre and 10 on the Harbor with a ribbon cutting. Bart Rockett's Magic Theatre offers a family-friendly magic, illusion, ventriloquism, and comedy act in a new state-of-the-art theatre in the heart of Emerald Grande's HarborWalk ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 19 2015
    Hilton Sandestin Completes Meeting Space Expansion, Serenity by the sea Spa Transformation Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa now offers a third 7,500-square-foot ballroom and has expanded and enhanced the award-winning Serenity by the sea Spa for meeting and leisure guests to enjoy, as well as a larger space for bridal parties to take on complete relaxation for the big day. Completed ...read more
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    Friday, May 15 2015
    Destin, Fla., May 15 - On May 14, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of CoreFit with a ribbon cutting. CoreFit offers strength and flexibility training. "Through years experiencing various rehabilitation programs, I integrated my knowledge of neuromuscular re-education, massage therapy, and flexibility enhancements into every fitness ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 13 2015
    Hilton Sandestin Win 2015 Internet Advertising Competition and AdFed Suncoast ADDY Award Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa and its Sarasota-based advertising agency, Miles, are the proud recipients of two awards for excelling in online advertising – a 2015 Internet Advertising Competition ‘Best of Industry’ award in the Best Hotel and Lodging Email Message category ...read more
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    Friday, May 08 2015
    Destin, Fla., May 8 - On May 7, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the graduation of 16 business professionals from its 7th Destin Forward class. During the event, the prestigious Destin Forward Leadership Award, chosen by class vote, was presented to Heather Pike, Destin Commons. Destin Forward, the Chamber's hands-on community education and leadership program, was created by the ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 06 2015
    Destin, Fla., May 6, 2015 - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits officially opened its first Destin location, the second west of Tallahassee, on Thursday, April 30. A crowd of more than 500 attendees enjoyed hors d'oeuvres by Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi, Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer, Marlin Grill and Lenny's Sub Shop; and sipped on a variety of wines and spirits, including local ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 06 2015
    Destin, Fla., May 6 - On May 5, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate My Elderly Solutions LLC with a ribbon cutting. My Elderly Solutions LLC offers relocation, grocery delivery, errands, event planning, pet sitting, and travel escort services, as well as baby, child, and elderly care. Owner Teresa Miller is licensed and insured with excellent references. ...read more
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    Monday, May 04 2015
    VPS Holds Emergency Training Exercise The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) will be conducting a “Triennial-Full Scale Emergency Exercise” as mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), from 9 a.m. until approximately noon on May 6. Initial planning started in August of 2014, following numerous coordination meetings and table-top drills. The Civil Aircraft Ditching ...read more
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    Friday, May 01 2015
    Destin, Fla., May 1 - On May 1, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the opening Fresh Start for Children & Families' thrift store Repeat Street with a ribbon cutting. Fresh Start for Children & Families assists the homeless with housing, education, and the life skills needed to become self-sufficient. Located at 10 Walter Martin Rd., in Fort ...read more
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    Thursday, April 30 2015
    Destin, Fla., April 30 - On April 28, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate AirRestore with a ribbon cutting. AirRestore's organic air technology helps eliminate more indoor air pollutants than traditional air purifiers. It re-energizes indoor air and dispenses it evenly throughout a room. Air pollutants are broken down, restoring the air to a cleaner ...read more
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    Thursday, April 30 2015
    Destin, Fla., April 30 - More than 100 golfers teed off in the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Tax Relief Golf Tournament, held April 29, at Emerald Bay Golf Club. Affordable Home Insurance took home top prize, followed by Trim Masters, LLC, and McCaskill & Company. Winner of the Longest Drive prize was Clint Durst, Affordable Home Insurance, and winners of the Closets to the Pin ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 28 2015
    Lee Subaru Shares Lots of Love with Covenant Hospice Bob Lee of Lee Subaru presents a check to Rachel Mayew fromCovenant Hospice. The funds were raised during the Subaru Share the Love event, a charitable initiative supporting non-profits across America. Covenant was selected by Lee as the dealership’s Hometown Charity. Teach Children to Save Program Kicks Off April is Financial Literacy ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 22 2015
    Destin, Fla., April 22 - On April 21, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Destin Computer Repair's Destin store with a ribbon cutting. Destin Computer Repair offers computer repair, sales and service, as well as networking support and data recovery, on all brands of personal computers, desktops, laptops, iPads, and Android tablets. ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 21 2015
    Dentists Donate $20,000 in Free Dentistry Dr. Olivier Broutin of Bluewater Bay Dental, along with two other dentists, hosted the first “Dentistry from the Heart” event on April 3. The three teams of professionals worked collaboratively to provide 64 patients with their choice of a complimentary filling, extraction or cleaning. One of the patients seen during the free dental event was ...read more
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    Friday, April 17 2015
    Destin, Fla., April 17 - On April 16, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Brookdale Destin with a ribbon cutting. Formerly Crystal Bay, Brookdale Destin is a senior living community offering assisted living, as well as Alzheimer's and dementia care. It is located near Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. For more information, visit ...read more
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    Friday, April 17 2015
    Destin, Fla., April 17 - On April 14, Destin Area Chamber Chairman Ken Wampler, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc., read a proclamation from the Chamber's Board of Directors honoring the Northwest Florida State College Raider's men's basketball team for its NJCAA National Championship title. The recognition came during the Chamber's April Leaders In Business Lunch, held at ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 15 2015
    Destin, Fla., April 15 - On April 14, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Hi-Tech Solutions with a ribbon cutting. Hi-Tech Solutions offers computer repair, networking, IT consulting, audiovisual equipment, and computer equipment for businesses and residents in the Destin area. For more information, visit it at 910 Airport Rd., visit GoHiTech.com online, ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 14 2015
    Vacasa Poised To Award Up to $60,000 for 2015 Scholarship Program Vacasa—named the country's fastest-growing private company in the travel industry by Inc. Magazine in August 2014—is continuing to support local communities through its annual scholarship program. Vacasa views this scholarship program, offered to both high school and college students, as a way to reinvest in the ...read more
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    Friday, April 10 2015
    Destin, Fla., April 10 - On April 9, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Budget Blinds with a ribbon cutting. Budget Blinds is a shop-at-home window treatment service for commercial and residential customers. Its products include blinds, shades, shutters, window film, drapery, rugs, bedding, and more. Budget Blinds has nearly 1,000 locations in North ...read more
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    Thursday, April 09 2015
    Destin, Fla., April 9 - On April 7, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new restaurant The Destin Diner with a ribbon cutting. The Destin Diner, located in the silver diner at the corner of Airport Road and Highway 98, offers a full menu and full bar, every day of the week, and it serves breakfast all day. Its newly renovated interior is reminiscent of a ...read more
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    Thursday, April 09 2015
    Destin, Fla., April 9 - On April 8, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new restaurant Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer with a ribbon cutting. Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer is a locally owned family restaurant. It specializes in providing local fresh seafood and large steamed shellfish platters. It is located in newly refurbished ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 07 2015
    Destin, Fla., April 7 - On April 2, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Jan-Pro of Northwest Florida with a ribbon cutting. For 20+ years, JAN-PRO has provided world-class commercial cleaning services to a variety of businesses via a network of more than 10,000 highly trained, dedicated local franchise owner-operators. JAN-PRO has the highest customer ...read more
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    Monday, April 06 2015
    The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County Introduces Art Classes The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) announces a new series of classes, workshops, and camps appealing to all ages. The classes will feature Abrakadoodle mobile art studio and take place at the Bayou Arts Center. All supplies are provided and parents simply need to show up and let their children’s creativity abound. Each class ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 31 2015
    Southern Vacation Rentals Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence Southern Vacation Rentals – a proud member of the Southern family of companies - is celebrating its 20 years of excellence in the Gulf Coast real estate, hospitality, and property management industries. Founded in 1995 by two sets of brothers, Mike and Brad Shoults and Kevin and Kerry Veach, Southern has quickly grown to become one ...read more
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    Friday, March 27 2015
    Destin, Fla., March 27 - On March 20, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate iPerformance Center, LLC, and iLifestyle Destin with a ribbon cutting. iPerformance Therapy, LLC, identifies, educates, and develops a customized restorative treatment plan for those with physical limitations and pain. Ailments that respond well to treatment include back, neck, ...read more
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    Friday, March 27 2015
    Destin, Fla., March 27 - On March 20, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate NeuroMicroSpine with a ribbon cutting. NeuroMicroSpine utilizes minimally invasive spine (MIS) principles for virtually every procedure. Surgical candidates are carefully evaluated, and a solution is designed to optimize healing and recovery. The goal is to design an effective ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 24 2015
    White Sands Inn & Suites Renovation Complete Destin Lodging, LLC is pleased to announce the completion of its 1-million-dollar renovation project of the White Sands Inn & Suites. The newly remodeled hotel, located at 4415 Commons Dr. E., is an 83-room hotel property, featuring a variety of room types. Each guest room features free high-speed Internet access, cable television with ...read more
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    Monday, March 23 2015
    Destin, Fla., March 23 - On March 18, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the new pharmacy at Sandestin Executive Health & Wellness Center with a ribbon cutting. Sandestin Executive Health & Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art facility, which offers personalized healthcare service in a spa-like atmosphere. Its new retail and compound pharmacy ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17 2015
    Four Points by Sheraton Paradise Cove & Kiwi's Relaunch Party & Ribbon Cutting The Four Points by Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach is celebrating the completion of a $3+ million dollar renovation. The renovation was completed in stages that correlated with the off-season at the hotel. The overhaul covered most of the property's vast 9+ acres and focused on all public spaces, ...read more
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    Friday, March 13 2015
    Destin, Fla., March 13 - On March 10, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate Emerald Coast with a ribbon cutting. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Emerald Coast may assist you in all aspects of buying and selling homes, condominiums, and more in the Destin area. To get started, visit BHGEmeraldCoast.com or call (850) ...read more
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    Thursday, March 12 2015
    Destin, Fla., March 12 - Destin Area Chamber President & CEO Shane Moody, CCE, FCCP, and Warren Averett Partner Kevin Bowyer, CPA.CITP, CISA, represented the Destin area during the Florida Chamber's Capitol Days. The Florida Scorecard, Florida's water future, healthcare, and jobs were some of the topics addressed at the two-day conference, held March 4 - 5, in Tallahassee. Both are ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 10 2015
    Douangdara Joins World Impact Real Estate Realtor Sam Douangdara , now with World Impact Real Estate, was born in Laos and moved to Utah in 1979. She joined the military in 1994 and was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base for 10 years. She is now a retired veteran. She obtained her real estate license in 2004 and started buying and flipping properties. Douangdara works mostly with investors in ...read more
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    Monday, March 09 2015
    Destin, Fla., March 9 - For the eighth year, the chambers of commerce in Okaloosa County are partnering to bring their members the biggest marketing and networking opportunity around - the Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County. On Thursday, March 12, join the Destin Area, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Valparaiso chambers of commerce, and their members, at the ...read more
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    Friday, March 06 2015
    Destin, Fla., March 6 - On March 5, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new Sandestin restaurant Sunset Bay Cafe with a ribbon cutting. Sunset Bay Cafe, located near Sandestin's Linkside Conference Center, offers diners stunning views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. This casual dining spot has a full bar and an outside Tiki bar, inside and outside dining ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 03 2015
    Students Grow Sea Oats to Restore Dunes Throughout the month of January, sixth graders across Okaloosa and Walton counties began growing sea oats in their classrooms as a part of the Dunes in Schools program. Students are growing sea oats to help restore the dune systems of our local beaches. Students will take care of the sea oats until April, when they travel to a restoration site to transplant ...read more
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    Thursday, February 26 2015
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 26 - On Feb. 19, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate iTrip of Destin / Sandestin with a ribbon cutting. iTrip of Destin / Sandestin is a full service vacation rental property management company. We are a "hands-on operation with an exceptional reservation platform for maximum exposure," explained Steve Childress, managing ...read more
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    Thursday, February 26 2015
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 26 - On Feb. 24, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Insight Investments with a ribbon cutting. Insight Investments offers fee-based investment advisory services, long-term care solutions, and innovative life insurance. It has a lower risk approach to generating growth, income, and legacy. "Overall, our goal is provide market upside ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 24 2015
    JCLEA Donates to CIC Children The First Judicial Circuit Law Enforcement Association ( JCLEA ) recently donated $750 to Children in Crisis (CIC) to support the children’s educational requirements. For additional information on CIC or ways to support the CIC vision, please visit ChildrenInCrisisFL.org or call 864-4242. MKAF Celebrates 20 Years Twenty years ago, the Mattie Kelly Arts ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 18 2015
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 18 - On Feb. 17, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate sushi and hibachi restaurant Red Ginger Destin's grand opening in Destin Commons. Red Ginger Destin serves authentic Japanese and Chinese cuisine. It is open every day from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., for lunch and dinner. Patrons may enjoy daily happy hour prices from 3 - 6 p.m. For more ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 17 2015
    Local Students Working Against Tobacco Write, Record Original Anti-Tobacco Ads Okaloosa County high school students, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County , are making their voices heard - literally. Members of the organization Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) created and recorded original radio spots to educate fellow students and others living in ...read more
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    Friday, February 13 2015
    Sarah Davis, CBA Fund Development and Marketing Coordinator, accepts a $500 donation from Destin Area Chamber Chairman Ken Wampler, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc. Captain Terry Watkins (right) of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Posse accepts $500 donation from Destin Area Chamber Chairman Ken Wampler, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc. Destin, Fla., Feb. 13 - On Feb. 10, the ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 10 2015
    United Way FREE TAX PREPARATION Through VITA Free Tax Preparation is available through the United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. If you are in need of assistance and earned less than $52,000 in 2014, contact the following sites: 1. Goodwill Easter Seals in Ft. Walton Beach is providing this assistance by appointment only. You must call (251) 433-4900 for an appointment. 2. ...read more
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    Friday, February 06 2015
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 6 - On Feb. 5, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the opening of Beach Powered Mobility's Destin location with a ribbon cutting. Beach Powered Mobility offers powered and push wheelchairs for the beach. Chairs may be delivered to your location and picked up when no longer needed. We provide the "opportunity for those to enjoy ...read more
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    Friday, February 06 2015
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 6 - On Feb. 4, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the new franchise location of All County Emerald Coast Property Management with a ribbon cutting. The location is at 737 Hwy. 98 E. Ste. 7, in Destin. All County Emerald Coast Property Management is a long-term property and rental management company. Its services include extensive ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 03 2015
    Local Agent Featured on House Hunters Sometime in the near future, RE/MAX Southern Realty agent Destin Lowery will be broadcasted across the country on HGTV’s popular segment “House Hunters.” Lowery helped a young couple, Ronnie and Kim Holcomb of Tennessee, buy a second home and vacation rental property in Destin. This episode of House Hunters will mark Lowery’s third ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 03 2015
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 3 - On Jan. 29, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the new Destin location of Wells Vision and Laser Eye Center at 36086 Emerald Coast Pkwy. with a ribbon cutting. Wells Vision and Laser Eye Center is a family-centered, full service, state of the art facility. It offers laser vision correction and in-house optical lab, as well as an ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 27 2015
    Henderson Park Inn Owners Announce Timeline for Henderson Beach Resort Dunavant Enterprises, Inc., owners of the Henderson Park Inn , announced exciting plans for the development of the new Henderson Beach Resort, a multi-phase project, the largest and first of which is currently underway north of Scenic 98 across the street from the inn. This 171-room luxury hotel is appropriately named ...read more
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    Monday, January 26 2015
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 26 - On Jan. 24, more than 430 racers braved the chilly winds and raced in Destin's Superhero Bayou, Bay & Back sponsored by Shoreline Church. The race featured a USATF-certified half marathon sponsored by Okaloosa Heart & Vascular Center, a USATF-certified 10K, a 5K run/walk, and a 1-mile kids fun run sponsored by Whataburger. Racers represented 28 states and two ...read more
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    Monday, January 26 2015
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 26 – On Jan. 20, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the opening of World of Beer with a ribbon cutting. World of Beer offers great drinks, food, and lively entertainment in a social setting for patrons to connect and relax. World of Beer is a friendly neighbor “active in the community, while providing a favorite place to drink, eat, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 20 2015
    Myrick Chosen as 2015 Taylor Haugen Trophy Winner On Friday, Jan. 9, Mary Kate Myrick from Freeport High School was announced as this year’s Taylor Haugen Foundation Trophy winner. She is the 7th person to win this coveted award. Each high school in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties is able to nominate one person. This year, 13 nominees were considered based on the character traits of ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 20 2015
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 16 – On the evening of Friday, Jan. 16, 200 members of the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village to celebrate 2014 successes and install the 2015 Officers and Board of Directors. Outgoing Chamber Chairman Amy Perry of Pleat, Perry & Ritchie, P.A., presented the 2014 annual awards. Fred Fenn, Fenn Properties, LLC, received the James ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 14 2015
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 14 – On Jan. 13, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new business Platinum Data Solutions with a ribbon cutting. With more than 10 years of professional and certified experience, Platinum Data Solutions offers onsite IT services, hosted exchange (e-mail), cloud storage and servers, consulting, and planning. “Great isn’t good enough… it ...read more
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    Monday, January 12 2015
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 12 – On Jan. 8, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new Chamber member Mold Testing Sciences with a ribbon cutting. Shari Wierville, Certified Indoor Environmentalist and owner of Mold Testing Sciences, is a mold assessor with more than 14 years of experience in the local area. She inspects and tests residential and commercial properties ...read more
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    Monday, January 12 2015
    Senior Wednesdays Begin at Gulfarium Starting Jan. 7, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park will offer a fantastic deal to our senior community, snowbirds and locals alike. Every Wednesday, park admission for visitors age 62+ is only $5. This deal continues through March 4, and is a great opportunity for seniors to enjoy marine animals shows and exhibits for a fraction of the regular park admission, ...read more
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    Friday, January 09 2015
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 9 – The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors extended the contract of President and CEO Shane A. Moody, CCE, FCCP, for the fourth time. “The Board recognizes that Shane Moody brings so much to our Chamber, and we wanted to ensure that we would have continuity of leadership and enjoy all the fruits of Shane’s hard work during these last 11 years,” explained the ...read more
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    Friday, January 09 2015
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 9 – Destin’s 5th Superhero Bayou, Bay & Back 1-Mile Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon Sponsored by Shoreline Church is set for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The race features USATF-certified 10K and Half Marathon courses, and racers are encouraged to embrace the superhero theme. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. The start/finish line ...read more
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    Monday, January 05 2015
    Museum Announces Holiday Boat Parade Winners The Destin History and Fishing Museum hosted the 28th Holiday on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade and fireworks on Sunday, Dec. 14, and 23 boats participated. Trophy sponsors for the event were AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar , The Beachcomber , City of Destin , Harry T’s Lighthouse , HD Action Photography, Infinite Laser , Kelly Plantation Fishing Club, ...read more
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    Friday, December 19 2014
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 19 – On Dec. 16, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Destin Mint with a ribbon cutting. Destin Mint buys and sells coins, bullion, gold, silver, diamonds, jewelry, and artwork. It also offers pawn services with loan rates substantially less than others in the area. For details, visit it at 979 Hwy. 98 E. Ste. B1, in the Winn-Dixie Plaza ...read more
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    Friday, December 19 2014
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 19 – On Dec. 18, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new restaurant El Jalisco with a ribbon cutting. El Jalisco, now located near the Bass Pro Shops in Destin Commons, serves authentic Mexican cuisine. It has seven other locations in Northwest Florida, all operated by family and friends of El Jalisco founder Jesus Carranza. For more ...read more
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    Friday, December 19 2014
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 19 – Destin’s 5th Superhero Bayou, Bay & Back 1-Mile Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon Sponsored by Shoreline Church is set for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The race features USATF-certified 10K and Half Marathon courses, and racers are encouraged to embrace the superhero theme. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. The start/finish line ...read more
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    Monday, December 15 2014
    Millions Saved Using Early Payment Discounts According to the Ben Anderson, Okaloosa County Tax Collector , property owners saved more than $6.1 million dollars on their tax bills by taking advantage of the 4% early payment discount during November. More than $153 million dollars was collected. The Tax Collector staff processed more than 100,000 total transactions, 75,000 of which were tax ...read more
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    Friday, December 12 2014
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 12 – On Dec. 9, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Emerald Coast Title Services with a ribbon cutting. Emerald Coast Title Services is a full service real estate title company, specializing in commercial, residential, and condominium real estate closings, as well as acreage transactions. It offers two convenient locations, including 495 ...read more
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    Friday, December 12 2014
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 12 – On Dec. 9, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new member Gulf Coast Technology Solutions with a ribbon cutting. Gulf Coast Technology Solutions, located in Redfish Village on Highway 30A, offers a one-stop resource for all of your audio/visual, information technology, and HD security surveillance needs. It can assist you with mobile ...read more
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    Friday, December 12 2014
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 12 – On Dec. 11, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the opening of Destin’s first Sport Clips with a ribbon cutting. Sport Clips offers quality haircuts for men from stylists, specializing in hair care for men and boys. It has large flat-screen televisions playing sports at each station, relaxing lighting and massaging chairs in the ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 09 2014
    Okaloosa Arts Alliance Accepting Grant Applications The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) is accepting grant applications through Dec 15. OAA will be awarding $,4000 in grants to local non-profits and schools within Okaloosa County to aid in their art and/or cultural programs for 2015. The grant application and guidelines are available on the website at OkaloosaArts.org . For questions or comments, ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 02 2014
    Adopt-A-Family Underway for Children’s Advocacy Center Want to help make Christmas merrier for some children and their families in need this year? The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s (ECCAC) annual Adopt-A-Family program is underway. ECCAC is seeking donors who will purchase gifts for individual families who have been identified by the center. Last year, the program helped 261 ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 26 2014
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 26 – On Nov. 25, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Pink N Blue Avenue with a ribbon cutting. Pink N Blue Avenue is a children’s boutique with more than 30 hand-picked lines of unique, yet practical, clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, and gift sets for boys and girls, from 0 months to 9 years. It is a destination store for parents who ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 25 2014
    CBA Publishes Fall Newsletter Read the 2014 Fall Issue of the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance 's newsletter. Kiwanis of Niceville-Valparaiso Help Children in Crisis Members of the Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso donated their time, talents, and hard work during a recent workday to help make the Children in Crisis (CIC) Neighborhood look great for the Annual CIC Open House. The ...read more
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    Friday, November 21 2014
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 21 – On Nov. 20, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the new location of El Abuelo Café with a ribbon cutting. El Abuelo Café, now located at 517 Harbor Blvd., offers authentic Puerto Rican and Caribbean cuisine in a festive open-air atmosphere. It also offers wine, beer, Cuban coffee, and fresh homemade sangria. Hours of operation are ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 19 2014
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 19 – On Nov. 18, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the opening of the Destin Snowbirds Roost with a ribbon cutting. The Snowbirds Roost, officially located in the Destin Community Center, offers regular programs and special events to snowbirds visiting the area. For more information, please call (850) 424-3817 or visit ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 18 2014
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 18 – In 2016, Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Back event will include a marathon! The race, which will celebrate its 5th year in 2015, already features a 1-Mile Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk, USATF-certified 10K, and a USATF-certified Half Marathon. “The requests from local runners to add a marathon were enough for us to realize this was the direction we needed to take the event. Bayou, Bay & ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 18 2014
    Hawthorn House to Hold Free, Confidential Memory Screenings on Nov. 18 As part of National Memory Screening Day—an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)—the Hawthorn House will offer free, confidential memory screenings on Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 1200 Hawthorn House Dr., Shalimar. The Hawthorn House is the Air Force Enlisted Village’s assisted living and ...read more
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    Monday, November 17 2014
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 17 – CMSAF James C. Binnicker (right) was named Retired Military Person of the Year, during the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Nov. 12 Leaders In Business Lunch. The award was created by the Chamber’s Military Affairs Council (MAC) in 2008 to honor a veteran active in the Destin area. It was presented by its 2009 winner and the current MAC chairman, Kim Wintner (left), ...read more
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    Monday, November 17 2014
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 13 – On Nov. 5, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff gathered to celebrate the relocation of RE/MAX Southern Real Estate’s office with a ribbon cutting. RE/MAX Southern Real Estate, which has specialized in real estate sales along the Gulf Coast for more than 10 years, celebrated the relocation of its office into the main Go Southern building. Now all Go ...read more
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    Monday, November 17 2014
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 13 – On Nov. 10, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff gathered to celebrate Telly’s Auto Repair Towing & Service’s new Destin location with a ribbon cutting. The new location offers full automotive repair and service, as well as 24/7 towing services. Telly’s Auto Repair Towing & Service is Veteran-owned and ASE-certified. It has been in business for 16 years, ...read more
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    Monday, November 10 2014
    ECAR Sponsors Golf Tournament to Benefit Emerald Coast Toys For Tots In an effort to raise additional funds to help purchase toys for children in Okaloosa and Walton counties, Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR) is hosting a golf tournament Nov. 22, at Blackstone Golf Course in Mossy Head. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Emerald Coast Toys for Tots. Under the umbrella ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 04 2014
    Dunes In Schools Begins Pilot Year in Four Middle Schools This month, middle school students across the area will begin participating in the new Dunes in Schools Program-- a hands-on learning project about the area’s Coastal Dune Lakes and Barrier Island. Led by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College , Dunes in Schools provides students with an opportunity to ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 28 2014
    Local Realtor Chosen as FR District 9 VP Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR) member Judi Rutland was recently appointed as 2015 District 9 Vice President for Florida Realtors. Rutland has served in numerous capacities at the local level and is an ECAR past president. She was ECAR's 2013 Realtor of the Year, and this year serves as chairperson of ECAR's Realtor Political Action and ...read more
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    Monday, October 27 2014
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 27 – On Oct. 22, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff gathered to celebrate Planet Beach Contempo Spa with a ribbon cutting and open house. Planet Beach Contempo Spa offers red light therapy, full body vitamin hydration, infrared sauna, high-intensity tanning bed, cyber-relax massage, oxygen therapy, hydro massage, luminous facials, spray tan, teeth whitening, ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 22 2014
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 22 – On Nov. 13, kick off your holiday season – and shopping – in style with the 2nd Bourbon at the Bay sponsored by Coastal Bank and Trust. Sample bourbon, scotch, and champagne, try your luck in the wine pull, and bid on your choice of gifts, trips, and more in the silent auction. The event will be held at Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Silent auction ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 21 2014
    CBA Volunteer Opportunity Volunteers are needed to help the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of NWFSC with oyster reef construction on Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The construction will take place behind the Marina Cove Townhomes on Marina Cove Drive, in Niceville. Wear clothes and close-toed shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty and wet. Bring a towel, sunscreen, snacks, a water bottle, ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 14 2014
    Destin Snowbirds Return to Roost The Destin Snowbirds are returning and will reopen the roost with a ribbon cutting on Nov. 18, at 1 p.m., at the Destin Community Center. The Snowbirds are seeking door prizes for 21 meetings, held from November through mid-March. Donating sponsors, those giving gift certificates of $10 or more, are invited to attend meetings, set up a display, and provide ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 14 2014
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 14 – Spend $25 in a Destin Area Chamber of Commerce member business, bring proof of your purchase to the Chamber, and receive a $25 American Express gift card to be used on Small Business Saturday, which is Nov. 29. “One of our fundamental responsibilities as a chamber of commerce is to promote shopping and buying locally from Destin Area Chamber of Commerce members. This ...read more
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    Friday, October 10 2014
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 10 – On Oct. 9, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff gathered to celebrate the grand opening of dressbarn with a ribbon cutting. dressbarn offers women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. It is the “oldest specialty retail merchant,” explained store leader Deborah Mestrezat. Visit the new store next to Publix in the Shoppes at Paradise Key, located at 4429 ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 07 2014
    Students Establish Salt Marsh Nurseries at Local Schools The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College, in partnership with the AmeriCorps program, is implementing 20 Grasses in Classes Programs throughout Okaloosa and Walton counties. This is a hands-on, environmental education project that gives students a direct role in the restoration of Choctawhatchee Bay. On ...read more
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    Friday, October 03 2014
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 3 – On Oct 2, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff gathered to celebrate Okaloosa Heart & Vascular Center’s new Destin office with a ribbon cutting. Okaloosa Heart & Vascular Center provides current, comprehensive healthcare in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of heart problems. It offers clinical cardiology and consultation, echocardiography, vascular ...read more
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    Friday, October 03 2014
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 3 – During the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Oct. 14 Leaders In Business Lunch, Marian Johnson, Senior VP of Political Strategy for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, will preview the November elections. “The Florida Chamber’s polling is top-notch, some of the best we have access to. Marian always draws a big audience when she comes in. You won’t find better information ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 30 2014
    Art of Giving Raises Funds for Food for Thought More than $48,000 was raised for Food for Thought, during the 2nd Art of Giving event. For details and event photos, click here . For more information about Food for Thought, visit FoodForThoughtfl.org . Luminaria Run Benefits Shelter House The 4th Annual Luminaria Run to End Domestic & Sexual Violence will light up the streets of Destin on Dec. ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 24 2014
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 24 – On Sept. 23, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff gathered to celebrate Eye Center South’s new Destin office with a ribbon cutting. Eye Center South, which has been in business for 34 years, is a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice. Its services include cataract surgery and care, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma and retinal treatments, ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 23 2014
    Cruise Through Your Holiday Party Aboard the Solaris Treat your guests or employees to an unforgettable and affordable experience aboard the Solaris this holiday season. Enjoy three decks of indoor and outdoor fun and a 3-course, chef-prepared, fine dining menu. All inclusive packages start at $59 per person. For holiday party planning tips and SOLARIS holiday party packages, visit ...read more
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    Friday, September 12 2014
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 12 – On Sept. 11, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff, along with those from the Greater Fort Walton Beach, Niceville Valparaiso, and Walton Area chambers of commerce, gathered to celebrate Cotton Land Title’s new Destin office with a ribbon cutting. Cotton Land Title offers title insurance, closing, and escrow. It has more than 30 years combined experience, ...read more
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    Friday, September 12 2014
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 12 – During the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) Annual Conference, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Shane Moody, CCE, FCCP, and VP of Communications Elizabeth Spies were recognized for their 20 and 10 years of chamber service, respectively. They are seen here with Bob Rohrlack (left), Chairman of FACP and President & CEO of the Greater Tampa ...read more
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    Monday, September 08 2014
    Steely is World Impact Real Estate’s July Top Producer In July, Tracy Steely was the top selling, pending, and closed transactions producer with World Impact Real Estate. A former teacher, Steely will tell you her secret is “she loves helping people.” For more information or to discuss your real estate needs, call Steely at (850) 803-9822. Volunteers Needed for Festival of the Arts Mattie ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 02 2014
    Boshamps Hosts Benefit Concert for Local Waterways On Sept. 20, Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House will host the inaugural Choctawhatchee WATERSHED Music Festival, a benefit concert to promote the health and sustainability of local waterways via the mission and objectives of the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College. The 8-hour festival will consist of non-stop ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 26 2014
    First Florida Bank Promotes Brett Wilson to Executive Vice President First Florida Bank promoted Brett Wilson to executive vice president. Wilson has more than 20 years’ experience in the banking industry and has been with First Florida Bank since the Bank’s inception in 2006. As a key figure in the development of the Bank’s lending department, Wilson served as the Bank’s Senior Lending ...read more
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    Friday, August 22 2014
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 22 – On Aug. 19, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff, along with those from the Greater Fort Walton Beach, Niceville Valparaiso, and Walton Area chambers of commerce, gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the campaign office for Mark Wichern for US Congress with a ribbon cutting. Wichern, who is running for US Congress District 1, owns All Clear ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 19 2014
    Wichern Announces Candidacy for U.S. Congress, Florida, District 1 Walton County resident and businessman Mark Wichern recently announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress, Florida, District 1. Wichern enters the congressional race as a candidate with no party affiliation and will therefore run as an Independent. He is the owner of All Clear Restoration, a successful water damage and mold ...read more
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    Monday, August 18 2014
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 18 – On Aug. 16, 100 paddlers set off in the crystal clear Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House for the 3rd Paddle at the Porch sponsored by ML Healthcare. Garrett Fletcher of Destin and Mary Hope Miller of Gulf Breeze each won $1,750 for setting the best times in the male and female divisions of the Six Mile 12’6” Elite Race. Second place winners Matt Wise ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 12 2014
    DOH-Okaloosa Expands Hours for Immunization Services School is fast approaching, and parents of kindergartners and 7th graders are encouraged to review their children's immunization record to ensure they are ready for the upcoming school year. Students entering college are also urged to ensure their immunizations are up to date. Visit http://goo.gl/zyJ6Hp to learn which immunizations your child ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 05 2014
    Destin Rotary Awards Scholarship The Rotary Club of Destin awarded a $10,000 four-year scholarship to Charles Shackelford II. Shackelford is a 2014 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School where he ranked #3 in his class with a weighted GPA of 4.6477, having never made less than an “A.” He will be attending Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., in fall 2014 pursuing a ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 30 2014
    Destin, Fla., July 30 - On July 25, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff gathered to celebrate the grand opening of All Dressed-Up Boutique & Gifts, LLC, with a ribbon cutting. All Dressed-Up Boutique & Gifts, located directly between Jimmy John's and Beach Zone on Highway 98, offers woman's apparel from small to 3X, shoes, accessories, children's clothing, ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 23 2014
    Destin, Fla., July 22 – On July 22, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Vacay Foods with a ribbon cutting. The idea for Vacay Foods came after a frustrating vacation grocery shopping experience for its owners. After doing some research, they found other grocery delivery and concierge services existed, but they charged 20% more for their groceries, plus ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 23 2014
    Destin, Fla., July 23 – On July 23, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff gathered to celebrate Bay Paddlesports Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals with a ribbon cutting. Bay Paddlesports Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals offers half-day, full-day, multi-day, and weekly paddleboard and kayak rentals with free delivery from Ft. Walton Beach to Dune Allen Beach. If you are new to either sport, ...read more
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    Monday, July 21 2014
    Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Names 2014 Poster Art Contest Winner The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) has named Robin Cannon of Destin the 2014 Festival of the Arts poster contest winner. Cannon’s vibrant and playful acrylic painting centers on an art festival dotted with colorful tents capped with flying flags flanked by musical instruments and paint brushes. The winning artwork will be ...read more
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    Friday, July 18 2014
    Destin, Fla., July 18 – On Aug. 7, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor The Destin Log will host a forum for candidates for the Okaloosa County Board of Commissioners. Each candidate will make an opening and closing statement. In between, candidates will answer five questions from the Chamber and The Destin Log. As time allows, questions will be accepted from the audience. If you ...read more
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    Friday, July 18 2014
    Destin, Fla., July 18 – On July 15, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors, along with those from the Niceville Chamber of Commerce, gathered to celebrate the Jeffrey W. Watson Law Firm with a ribbon cutting. The Jeffrey W. Watson Law Firm offers general civil practice, including personal injury, probate, real estate, and commercial transactions; consultations on FAR-based ...read more
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    Monday, July 14 2014
    SOCKS Shares its Shelter Needs Save Our Cats & Kittens (SOCKS) knows some of its supporters like to buy a specific item for the shelter. Here is a list of needs outside of its ordinary list. • Canister Vacuum – “We don't need fancy or expensive, as these will get ruined. We'd love to have ‘new, but cheap,’ that could be replaced every six months or so.” • Litter Scoops • Deep Litter Boxes ...read more
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    Thursday, July 10 2014
    Destin, Fla., July 10 – On July 9, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Emerald Coast Business Brokers with a ribbon cutting. Emerald Coast Business Brokers is a locally owned business brokerage firm, providing services for buying and selling a business in the Emerald Coast. The company is led by Greg Hasley, Senior Advisor and Sales Associate, with a team ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 08 2014
    Sprigler Joins Newman-Dailey’s Real Estate Sales Division Real estate sales agent Kurt Sprigler joined the team at Newman–Dailey Resort Properties. Stationed locally for six years serving honorably in the United States Air Force was a dream come true for Sprigler. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Finance during his military career, which includes Air Force ...read more
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    Monday, July 07 2014
    Destin, Fla., July 7 – On July 2, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the Destin Commons 100,000-square-foot expansion with a ribbon cutting. The expansion features more than 20 new restaurants and businesses, including Tervis, Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, H&M, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Charming Charlie, Sunglass World, Everything But Water, and more. For ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 01 2014
    4th of July Celebration at Fort Walton Beach Landing Come spend the 4th at the Fort Walton Beach Landing on Brooks Street, from 4 – 10 p.m., and enjoy food and exhibitor booths. The event will also include live music, entertainment, and children’s activities. The evening will conclude with a breathtaking fireworks display at approximately 8:45 p.m. The City of Fort Walton Beach is now accepting ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 24 2014
    New Realtors Join ERA American Realty ERA American Realty Of Northwest Florida, Inc., welcomes Linda Adams, Karla Del Monaco, and Dave DelDonie. Adams, who has worked in real estate in the area for the past three years, will join the Destin office. Del Monaco and DelDonie, who have worked in real estate in the area for the past 14 year, will work from both the Grayton Corners and Destin ...read more
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    Monday, June 23 2014
    Hello, Members! Summer officially arrived this weekend. What does that mean for you? Well, most immediately it means cookouts are happening everywhere, and the Chamber is no exception. The Destin Commons is celebrating the opening of its expansion on July 3, with the Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival. I hope you will stop by and see all the new stores. Please be sure and come see ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 17 2014
    Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Managed Property Recognized as Top Tennis Resort Wyndham Vacation Rentals announced that TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort, a Wyndham Vacation Rentals professionally managed property, was recently named a Gold Medal Resort by Tennis Resorts Online. Making the list every year since its inception, TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort ranked 13th for “Top 100 Tennis Resorts and ...read more
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    Thursday, June 12 2014
    Destin, Fla., June 12 - On Aug. 16, the 3rd Paddle at the Porch will take place in the beautiful emerald green waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Fla. The event features one mile and three mile recreational races and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including a 5,000 cash purse! All ages and skill levels are invited to participate. For the 3- and ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 11 2014
    Destin, Fla., June 11 – On May 7, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate The Sherwin-Williams Company with a ribbon cutting. The Sherwin-Williams Company offers interior and exterior paints, painting tools and supplies, and wallpaper. It also offers tips and inspirations to help you get the job done. Visit the new Destin store at 36248 Emerald Coast Pkwy. ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 11 2014
    Destin, Fla., June 11 – On May 20, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Liufau McCall Insurance Group, LLC, with a ribbon cutting. Liufau McCall Insurance Group, LLC, is a full-service, independent insurance agency and can provide for all your personal and business insurance needs. It represents a variety of insurance carriers and offers insurance products ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 11 2014
    Destin, Fla., June 11 – On May 21, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new restaurant Buck’s Smokehouse with a ribbon cutting. “We are where your mom, dad, grandparents, and children are all welcome,” said owner Mike Buckingham. It is “where the locals hang out.” Buck’s Smokehouse offers its world-famous brisket, along with smoked pork, chicken, and fish. ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 11 2014
    Destin, Fla., June 11 – On May 22, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach with a ribbon cutting. Located directly on the famous white sands and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the New Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach features 152 well-appointed guest rooms, including suites and kids’ ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 11 2014
    Destin, Fla., June 11 – On June 3, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors, along with those from the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, gathered to celebrate Four Points by Sheraton Destin Ft. Walton Beach with a ribbon cutting. The Four Points by Sheraton Destin Ft. Walton Beach is celebrating the completion of its renovation. The beautiful gulf-front retreat features ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 11 2014
    Destin, Fla., June 11 – On June 9, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors, along with those from the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and Okaloosa County leaders, gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Bayview Plaza and Veteran’s Park with a ribbon cutting. The Bayview Plaza, located beside the Emerald Coast Convention Center, is a 30,000-square-foot concrete ...read more
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    Monday, June 09 2014
    Crestview Exchange Club Donates to Children in Crisis The Exchange Club of Crestview showed its great support to Children in Crisis by donating a mountain of paper products for the CIC foster homes. This is one of the most used items in caring for the children. Pictured from left to right are Carolyn Knudson, Cheri Pittman, Liezele Wtulich, Ken Hair (CIC President & CEO), Karen Helms, Kathy ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 13 2014
    Destin, Fla., May 13 – The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours, sponsored by BOTE, on Thursday, May 22, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at BOTE’s beautiful retail store in Destin’s harbor district. Don’t miss this chance to browse BOTE’s newest offerings, catch up on the latest in standup paddle boarding, and network with Chamber members! Our Business After Hours offer ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 13 2014
    Destin, Fla., May 14 – On May 13, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate SmartBank with a ribbon cutting. The vision that leads SmartBank is to “build exceptional value for our brand and for our clients, communities, associates, and shareholders by delivering more than they think possible.” With locations in east Tennessee and Florida, it offers personal and ...read more
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    Thursday, May 08 2014
    Destin, Fla., May 8, 2014 – On May 8, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Tuffy Auto Service - AAM Group with a ribbon cutting. Tuffy Auto Service, located at 4604 Opa Locka Ln., in Destin, offers complete auto repair services, as well as oil changes and tires. Tuffy Auto Service has been doing business in Destin for 12 years and was recently recognized as ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 07 2014
    Destin, Fla., May 7 â?? Destin Forward, the Chamberâ??s hands-on community education and leadership program, was created by the Board of Directors to help find and educate future city and business leaders. After a retreat in August, the class spent the next eight months touring and learning about Destinâ??s waterways; tourism industry; development and real estate; arts, culture, and ...read more
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    Thursday, May 01 2014
    Destin, Fla., May 1 – During the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s May 13 Leaders In Business Lunch, Nathan Sparks, Executive Director of the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, is going to give members an overview of the latest happenings in economic development in the area. The event, sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, will be held at Destin United Methodist Church, ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 30 2014
    Destin, Fla., April 30 – On April 29, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Emerald Coast Adult Day Care Center LLC with a ribbon cutting. Emerald Coast Day Care Center LLC, located at 983 Airport Rd., in Destin, offers daily care Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. A full calendar of daily events, including mentally and physically stimulating group ...read more
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    Thursday, April 24 2014
    Destin, Fla., April 24 – On April 23, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the newly remodeled and newly named Fairfield Inn & Suites Destin with a ribbon cutting. Enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness room, free hot breakfast, cable TV, complimentary wireless internet access, and more, in this beautifully remodeled hotel. You may visit the ...read more
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    Friday, April 18 2014
    Destin, Fla., April 18 – On April 17, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Glass Doctor with a ribbon cutting. Glass Doctor offers immediate glass repair or replacement with a cracked window, broken auto glass, or foggy insulated glass windows. For those considering home improvements, it can also help with your glass shower doors, decorative entry doors, ...read more
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    Monday, April 14 2014
    Destin, Fla., April 14 – On April 11, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Bric A’ Brac with a ribbon cutting. Bric A’ Brac, located in the Shoreline Village Mall, is the area’s newest restaurant and live entertainment venue. For a menu or the entertainment schedule, visit www.bricabrac824.com . For details, call (850) 424-6369.
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    Thursday, April 10 2014
    Destin, Fla., April 10 – On April 8, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce presented a $500 check to the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) in appreciation of its assistance during the 2014 Destin’s Superhero Bayou, Bay, & Back 1-Mile Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk, 10K, & Half Marathon. Almost 500 runners competed in the event, now in its fourth year, and the CBA’s assistance was essential during the race ...read more
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    Friday, March 28 2014
    Destin, Fla., March 28 – On March 27, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Sadie Lane Loft with a ribbon cutting. Sadie Lane Loft is a women’s boutique offering clothing and jewelry. It blends “Florida’s Emerald Coast beach style with a little country chic.” It also carries consignment. Sadie Lane Loft is located in the newly remodeled Renaissance Building ...read more
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    Friday, March 14 2014
    Destin, Fla., March 14 – On March 11, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Reserve Destin with a ribbon cutting. Reserve Destin, operated by Reserve Direct, is an online travel reservation company, offering lodging and hotel reservations, as well as information on and booking of area attractions, events, and more. For details or to make your vacation ...read more
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    Friday, March 14 2014
    Destin, Fla., March 14 – On March 12, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the newly renovated Hampton Inn & Suites with a ribbon cutting. The Hampton Inn & Suites reopened in mid-January after an extensive 18-month renovation. New features include rooms accessed from an inside hallway, more than 20 suites offering more space, a “zero entry” pool with ...read more
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    Friday, March 14 2014
    Destin, Fla., March 14 – On March 13, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Pelican Real Estate’s 18 years in business along the Emerald Coast. Pelican Real Estate assists with buying and selling homes, vacation homes, condominiums, and commercial property. It is the largest locally owned real estate company in Northwest Florida. For more information, call ...read more
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    Thursday, March 06 2014
    Destin, Fla., March 6 – For the seventh year, the chambers of commerce in Okaloosa County are partnering to bring their members the biggest marketing and networking opportunity around – the Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County. On Thursday, March 20, join the Destin Area, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Valparaiso chambers of commerce, and their members, at the Emerald ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 05 2014
    Destin, Fla., March 5 – During the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s March 11 Leaders In Business Lunch, City of Destin Mayor Sam Seevers will present her final State of the City Report. Join us in thanking her for her 12 years of service to Destin. The event, sponsored by Children In Crisis, Inc., will be held at The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 04 2014
    Destin, Fla., March 4 – On Feb. 26, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new business The Painting Vine with a ribbon cutting. The Painting Vine is a wine and painting studio in Destin. “You bring the wine. We provide the canvas and the art instruction. Together, a playful masterpiece is created!” according to thepaintingvine.com . Celebrate baby ...read more
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    Monday, February 03 2014
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 3 – On Jan. 23, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the newly renovated guest rooms and gatehouse at the Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard with a ribbon cutting. “It’s not just a room. It’s a Residence,” said communications manager Oris Rintala. The Residence Inn is a sister hotel to Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin ...read more
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    Friday, January 17 2014
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 17 – On the evening of Thursday, Jan. 16, more than 200 members of the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Emerald Coast Convention Center to celebrate 2013 successes and install the 2014 Officers and Board of Directors. They also enjoyed comedian Marty Simpson and a silent auction. One event highlight included the presentation of the Six Pillars Community ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19 2013
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 19 – On Nov. 21, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate The Honey Pot with a ribbon cutting. Family owned and operated, the Honey Pot opened in 2012. It specializes in local honey, with all of its hives being located within the Destin city limits to ensure its customers get the full benefit, “including the one that counts the most, allergy ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19 2013
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 19 – On Nov. 22, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Repeat Street with a ribbon cutting. Repeat Street is a thrift store with all proceeds benefiting Fresh Start for Children & Families. It is run by volunteers and is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit the ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19 2013
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 19 – On Dec. 5, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the Cam Firm, Inc., with a ribbon cutting. The Cam Firm, Inc., offers homeowner, condo, and property management on the Gulf Coast. “We may not be the biggest, but we are the best,” said owner Tracie Martin. For more information, visit the Cam Firm, Inc., at 4640 Gulf Starr Dr., in ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19 2013
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 19 – On Dec. 12, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate REEDS Jewelers with a ribbon cutting. REEDS Jewelers is a fine retailer of jewelry, watches, and services. It is family owned and is the largest independently owned jeweler in the United States. For more information, visit the store in Destin Commons, visit www.reeds.com online, or ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19 2013
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 19 – The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards & Installation Banquet will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. Comedian Marty Simpson will perform, 2014 Officers and Board of Directors will be installed, and the following awards will be presented: Retired Military Person of the Year, Paul Woolman Ambassador of the Year Award, Ann Gibson ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19 2013
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 19 – Destin's fourth Bayou, Bay & Back 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon Sponsored by Shoreline Church is set for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. This year's theme is Superheroes, and everyone is encouraged to come in costume. New to the event is a 1-Mile Kids Fun Run Sponsored by Whataburger. The 10K and Half Marathon courses are USA Track & Field-certified, and ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 26 2013
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 26 – On Nov. 18, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the opening of the Destin Snowbirds Roost with a ribbon cutting. The Snowbirds Roost, officially located in the Destin Community Center, offers regular programs and special events to snowbirds visiting the area. For more information, please contact the Roost at the Destin Community ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 26 2013
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 26 – On Nov. 19, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate World Impact Real Estate with a ribbon cutting. World Impact Real Estate is a full service local real estate firm, which commits 10 percent of its revenue to organizations fighting to end world hunger and poverty. For details on its agents, properties, services, or charities, please ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 06 2013
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 6 – On Nov. 5, Centennial Bank celebrated a branch relocation with a ribbon cutting, joined by Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors. Centennial Bank is a customer-focused bank that provides a broad range of commercial and retail banking and related financial services to businesses, investors, individuals, and municipalities. “We pride ourselves on excellent ...read more
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    Thursday, October 31 2013
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 31 – Sip on bourbon and scotch, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and start your holiday shopping early, during the first Bourbon at the Bay. The event, which features bourbon and scotch tastings and a silent auction, will be held at Regatta Bay on Nov. 21, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. It is open to the public. Auction items include a Napa Valley Epicurean Adventure, Ryder Cup Golf Trip / Scotland ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 30 2013
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 30 – On Oct. 29, Goochie Poochie Doggie Resort & Spa celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art facility with a ribbon cutting, joined by Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors. Goochie Poochie Doggie Resort & Spa is a five-star luxury pet resort with 24-hour care. Its rooms offer first-class services and amenities, plush beds, flat screen TV, and more. ...read more
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    Friday, October 25 2013
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 25 – On Oct. 22, Wingstop celebrated its recent membership with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce and its seventh year in operation with a ribbon cutting. “We are the only restaurant that specializes in and has perfected wings,” said owners Irene and Ortie Messenger. Wingstop offers dine in, take out, and catering. Its hours are Sunday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. – 10 ...read more
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    Friday, October 25 2013
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 25 – On Oct. 23, Travinia Italian Kitchen, which specializes in contemporary American Italian dining, celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Travinia Italian Kitchen is a full service restaurant, offering a wine bar, private dining, catering, and gluten free options. Guests may also enjoy patio dining, a fire pit, and live music ...read more
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    Friday, October 25 2013
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 25 – On Oct. 24, Pelican Real Estate celebrated the opening of its office at the Breakers on Okaloosa Island with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Pelican Real Estate, which has been in operation for 17 years, provides “the highest standard of service to the buyers and sellers of real estate throughout the Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida and the ...read more
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    Friday, October 18 2013
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 18 – On Oct. 15, the REACH Institute of N.W. FL celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. The REACH Institute, which offers medical massage and kinesiology to Destin and south Walton, is dedicated to providing quality care to clients in need of treatment to resolve specific conditions and assist in improving quality of life. Its massage therapists ...read more
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    Friday, October 18 2013
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 18 – On Oct. 16, Cabana Café celebrated the opening of its 5th location with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. The newest location is inside the Sundestin Beach Resort & Hotel and is open to the public. In addition, it will deliver to all Sundestin rooms, surrounding condominiums, and guests on the beach. For more information, call (850) 424-3574 or ...read more
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    Friday, October 18 2013
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 18 – On Oct. 17, Sleep Inn celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Sleep Inn is located across Highway 98 from Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Amenities include a hot breakfast, free local calls and a seasonal outdoor pool, as well as free high speed internet access, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, microwaves, and refrigerators in all rooms. The ...read more
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    Friday, October 04 2013
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 4 - The 4th Annual PUTToberfest sponsored by Miller's Ale House of Destin features a round of miniature golf, beer tastings, a cookout, big prizes, and more. The event is set for Thursday, Oct. 10, at The Golf Garden. Prizes for the lowest score, both male and female, after a round of miniature golf, as well as for winners of putting and chipping contests, include four ...read more
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    Friday, October 04 2013
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 4 – Want to know what capital improvement projects are in Destin's future? During our Oct. 8 Leaders In Business Lunch sponsored by Trustmark National Bank, Destin's Community Development Director Ken Gallander will give us the inside scoop. Register by 3 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 4. Those that do will be registered to win some great prizes, including FREE website advertising on ...read more
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    Friday, October 04 2013
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 4 – On Oct. 3, new business Deliver My Wine celebrated its entrance into the Emerald Coast market with a ribbon cutting. Deliver My Wine delivers wine, champagne, beer, and cigars directly to your home. To order, sign up on its website www.DeliverMyWine.com , make your selection, and wait for your delivery, most times within an hour or less. Enjoy a special promotional ...read more
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    Friday, October 04 2013
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 4 – On Sept. 24, Children In Crisis (CIC) celebrated its 10th Anniversary and the opening of a new foster home with a ribbon cutting. The home, named Ya Ya’s House, provides a home to 12 foster children and keeps sibling families together. Construction of the home was made possible through a donation from Jim and Peggy Adams and Frank and Brenda Flautt and a grant from the ...read more
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    Friday, September 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 20 – On Sept. 9, Coco’s Mexican Restaurant celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Coco’s Mexican Restaurant offers great food and great service in Destin’s Emerald Coast Centre. For more information, visit 14091 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Unit C, like https://www.facebook.com/cocosmexicanrestaurant on Facebook, or call (850) 424-7944.
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    Friday, September 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 20 – On Sept. 12, Groovy Grouper Grill celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Groovy Grouper Grill offers barbecue, burgers, sandwiches, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Walk-ins, groups, and kids are welcome. Outdoor seating is available. Its hours of operation are Monday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. For more ...read more
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    Friday, September 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 20 – On Sept. 13, Harbor Village Townhomes & Retail celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Harbor Village Townhomes & Retail offer tenant spaces for living and tenant spaces for businesses. “We promote a wonderful place to live or operate a business in a great location,” explained manager Matt Elder. Harbor Village ...read more
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    Friday, September 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 20 – On Sept. 19, The Venue at Crystal Beach celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. The Venue at Crystal Beach is adjacent to the Henderson Park Inn. It offers a private beach, large changing rooms for the bride and bridesmaids, two large decks, three lushly manicured lawns, and an extensive list of endorsed wedding planners, caterers, ...read more
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    Friday, September 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 20 – Bernadette Leach and Matthew McDonald were once again overall winners of Paddle at the Porch. On Sept. 15, Leach and McDonald repeated their 2012 victories of the male and female divisions of the 6-mile 12’6” Elite race. In addition to their name being added to the official Destin SUP Cup, each received $300, compliments of purse sponsors Sterling Resorts and Trustmark ...read more
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    Monday, September 09 2013
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 9 – Eight years ago, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce launched the Destin Area Summer Photo Contest to give area visitors and residents a forum to share their favorite Destin memories. During the 2013 contest, which ran from Aug. 5 – 30, 71 photos were entered by people from five different states, including Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Texas. One winner was ...read more
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    Friday, September 06 2013
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 6 – On Sept. 6, Dunkin’ Donuts celebrated a ribbon cutting and the opening of its Miramar Beach location with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Dunkin’ Donuts offers hot and iced coffees and teas, donuts, oatmeal, breakfast sandwiches, and hash browns, as well as a bakery menu featuring grilled sandwiches, wraps, and more. Visit the Miramar Beach location at 10859 Emerald ...read more
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    Friday, September 06 2013
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 6 - The 2nd Paddle at the Porch will hit the Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. The event features one and three mile recreational races and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards, including $1,500 in cash prizes, food, and fun! All ages and skill levels are invited to participate. The overall winner of each of ...read more
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    Friday, August 30 2013
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 30 – On Sept. 10, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate BusinessPalooza! Save your seat for this fun "mini-expo" and networking lunch, which will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Destin United Methodist Church. Twenty local businesses will showcase their products and services. Participating businesses include Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union; Beaches, ...read more
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    Thursday, August 29 2013
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 29 - On Aug. 15, Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care Centre celebrated the opening of a new clinic by holding a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care Centre specializes in general dermatology for all ages. The new office is located at 7720 US Hwy. 98 W. Ste. 340, in Miramar Beach. "We are a patient-centered practice ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 27 2013
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 27 – MeDeux offers one-of-a-kind items, from apparel, jewelry, and accessories to furniture, artwork, and lighting. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, it celebrated its opening through a ribbon cutting celebration with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. MeDeux represents artisans, and it offers interior design and personal shopping services. Its hours of operation are Monday through ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 27 2013
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 27 – Capriccio Café, located inside Shoreline Village Mall, is Destin’s newest coffee shop. On Aug. 26, it celebrated its opening through a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Capriccio Café offers gourmet hot and cold coffees, as well as specialty sandwiches, salads, and desserts. To see its menu, please visit www.capricciocafedestin.com . Hours of ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 14 2013
    Destin, Fla., August 14 - Due to the weekend's bleak weather forecast, with possible tropical storm conditions and 5-9 inches of rain for the Florida Panhandle, Paddle at the Porch is postponed until Sunday, Sept. 15. The event will still take place behind the Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House, beginning at 10 a.m. For those already registered for the race, your registrations will carry ...read more
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    Friday, August 09 2013
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 9 – In late July, Chicken Salad Chick opened its doors in Destin’s City Market Shops, offering 15 different kinds of chicken salad, gourmet soups, side salads, desserts, and more. On Aug. 8, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate with a ribbon cutting. Visit the location at 36150 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Ste. 111, in Destin, or visit ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 07 2013
    This morning, Chamber leadership met with Rep. Matt Gaetz and representatives from Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). The discussion included economic development in Destin, Okaloosa County, and Northwest Florida; moving education toward STEM and the process involved; and building relationships at the state level to position Destin on the map for new businesses. Pictured ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 07 2013
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 7 – On Aug. 6, Deep South Sno Treats held a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate its opening. Deep South Sno Treats specializes in New Orleans style snoballs and other Southern favorites, such as soft pretzels, BBQ burritos, gourmet hotdogs, cotton candy, pralines, and old time candy. The business is located at 230 Harbor Blvd., in the newly ...read more
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    Monday, August 05 2013
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 5 – Display Tracks LLC, which offers business owners a cost-effective way to manage their mobile workforce, held its ribbon cutting at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 1. Owner Tommy Williams said his GPS tracking system, which uses Android phones, gives a real time view of workers’ locations and speeds. It also offers a “Safe Driving Mode,” which will sound an ...read more
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    Friday, August 02 2013
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 2 - An additional category has been added back to the 8th Annual Destin Area Summer Photo Contest, which begins Monday, Aug. 5, and runs through 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. By request, the recently announced Landscape category has been split back into a Beach and a Harbor/Bay category. Together with the Friends/Family category, there will be three total categories in the ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 31 2013
    Destin, Fla., July 31 – During its July meeting, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors reaffirmed its support of Eglin Air Force Base and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. A letter declaring this position was sent to the Eglin Air Force Base Public Affairs Office. Read the entire letter here .
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    Friday, July 19 2013
    Destin, Fla., July 19 - The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual photo contest beginning Monday, Aug. 5, through 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. The Destin Area Summer Photo Contest began in 2006 to promote the beautiful city of Destin through locals' and tourists' experiences. Previous contest entries featured children playing in the sand, families enjoying ...read more
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    Friday, July 19 2013
    Destin, Fla., July 19 – The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Aug. 13 Football Tailgate Kickoff & Celebrity Board Waiter Lunch will feature individual and business challenges! Wear your favorite team colors and help us kickoff the 2013 football season. • Individual Challenge : The most spirited individual will win a $50 gift certificate to End Zone Apparel to properly suit up for the 2013 ...read more
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    Thursday, July 18 2013
    Destin, Fla., July 18 – “Design Avenue is the unique fusion of design and gifts,” explained owner Ashley Harkins. On July 16, Harkins celebrated the three year anniversary of Design Avenue’s retail location by holding a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. The company has been in business for five years. Design Avenue is a gift shop with unique finds and specialty gifts. It ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 10 2013
    Destin, Fla., July 10 – “We provide a safe place for your family and friends to be outdoors, mosquito-free,” explained Bradford Kindergan, who celebrated the opening of his business, The Mosquito Authority, with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. A ribbon cutting was held July 9. For more information on how The Mosquito Authority can assist you in controlling mosquitos around your home or ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 26 2013
    Destin, Fla., June 26 – Beachy Beach Destin is a full service boutique real estate office, offering services from real estate sales to vacation rentals. On June 25, it celebrated the grand opening of its Destin office by holding a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce. Other offices are located in Bay and Walton counties. “Community outreach is a part of the ‘beachy beach’ ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 25 2013
    Destin, Fla., June 25 – Show your support for our local schools and educators and play networking bingo at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s July 9 Leaders In Business Lunch. Always held at Destin Middle School, the Chamber’s July lunch brings the business community into local schools, features updates from local educators, and highlights some of the schools’ programs. During this year’s ...read more
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    Monday, June 24 2013
    Destin, Fla., June 21 – The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance celebrated the grand opening of the Native Plant and Trail Exhibit at the South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College with a June 21 ribbon cutting. The Native Plant Garden is designed to beautify the college campus and provide practical education for locals and visitors. It was developed through the collaborative efforts of ...read more
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    Friday, June 21 2013
    Destin, Fla., June 20 – Surroundings on the Harbor & Café, which features furniture and accessories inspired by Old Destin and a café serving lunch and dinner, celebrated its grand opening with a June 20 Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. Surroundings on the Harbor offers carefully selected home furnishings and gifts for people of all ages. Its deli serves sandwiches, soups, salads, ...read more
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    Thursday, June 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., June 20 – The Destin Bay House, an indoor/outdoor private event space on the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay, celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce on June 12. The Destin Bay House, which has been in operation for two years, offers space for up to 200 people and welcomes people of all ages. For details, call (850) 259-3490, visit www.destinbayhouse.com , ...read more
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    Thursday, June 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., June 20 – Destin Bike Tours, which offers guided bike tours of west Destin, celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce on June 12. The bike tours include information about the history of Destin and are a fun experience for tourists and locals, alike. The bike tours will start in July of 2013. For details, call (850) 499-6553, visit ...read more
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    Thursday, June 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., June 20 – Sassy Lady Apparel, which offers women’s quality, fun and fashionable clothing and accessories at affordable prices, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce on June 13. Sassy Lady Apparel also specializes in ladies and juniors casual wear for all sizes. Visit the boutique for the latest trends in dresses, shorts, jeans, ...read more
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    Thursday, June 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., June 20 – New Destin Mexican restaurant El Paso celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on June 14. As part of the celebration , local radio station Z96 held a live remote and gave away a Hawaiian vacation. El Paso offers daily and weekend specials, house specialties, and combination platters. It boasts a well-stocked bar and is known for its 2-for-1 margaritas. Ask ...read more
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    Thursday, June 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., June 20 – Financial Services Executive and Investment Advisor Representative Cherie Anderson celebrated the relocation of her Metlife office to Destin with a June 18 Destin Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. Anderson offers retirement planning; estate conservation, education funding, and mortgage protection strategies; 401K rollovers; traditional and ROTH IRAs; personal life, ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 12 2013
    Destin, Fla., June 12, 2013 – On June 6, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the opening of GM Appliance’s new showroom with a ribbon cutting. GM Appliance has been locally owned and operated for 33 years and offers multiple services, including residential appliance sales, appliance service, and appliance installation. In the near future, cooking ...read more
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    Friday, May 24 2013
    Destin, Fla., May 24 – On May 20, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the completion of Destin’s new harbor parking lot with a ribbon cutting. “The project is the result of the Destin Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency’s (HCRA) work to provide more public parking in the city’s Harbor District,” according to the city’s website at www.cityofdestin.com ...read more
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    Friday, May 24 2013
    Destin, Fla., May 24 – The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s June 11 Leaders In Business Lunch will focus on those who give back to our community. This Lunch with a Purpose highlights the Chamber’s non-profit organizations, allowing them to share their stories and mission with other Chamber members and the Destin community. Thank you to our non-profit participants, including Air Force Enlisted ...read more
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    Friday, May 24 2013
    Destin, Fla., May 24 – On Aug. 17, the Paddle at the Porch – The Destin SUP Cup 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 mile and three mile recreational races and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards, food, and fun! All ages and skill levels are invited to participate. ...read more
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    Monday, May 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., May 20 – On May 6, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new member and new business Harbor Launch with a ribbon cutting. Harbor Launch, located in HarborWalk Village, is America’s largest floating trampoline. “We are a one-of-a-kind watersport that cannot be done anywhere else,” said owner Heath Owens. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 9 ...read more
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    Monday, May 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., May 20 – On May 8, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of TerraMar Apartment Homes with a ribbon cutting. “We are a brand new five-star apartment home community, offering resort-like amenities steps from the beach. We are open to multi-family apartment needs, offering a little something for everyone,” said Candice ...read more
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    Monday, May 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., May 20 – On May 14, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the new outside bar at Harry T’s Lighthouse with a ribbon cutting. Harry T’s Lighthouse, a favorite restaurant along the Destin Harbor, has opened a new outdoor bar, which will serve the famous Dave’s Dogs hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as offer frozen and specialty drinks and a ...read more
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    Monday, May 20 2013
    Destin, Fla., May 20 – On May 15, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new business Geronimo’s Outpost with a ribbon cutting. Geronimo’s Outpost, which was first established in Pensacola Beach in 2007, opened its second location in Destin’s Sunsations Plaza. This beach boutique features local arts and crafts, eclectic island gifts, home décor, handmade ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 08 2013
    Chamber President and CEO Shane Moody (left) and Chamber Chairman Mary Anne Windes (right) of Real Estate Professionals of Destin, Inc., present the Leadership Award to Matt Algarin of The Destin Log. As its class project, the Destin Forward Class of 2013 donated a jon boat to the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance to use in its mission to protect and restore the areaâ??s waterways. The boat was ...read more
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    Friday, May 03 2013
    Destin, Fla., May 3 – On May 2, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new member Brannon & Brannon with a ribbon cutting. The father-son legal team of Wm. Dennis Brannon & C. Paul Brannon specialize in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Practice areas include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 01 2013
    Destin, Fla., May 1 – On April 30, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Cabana Café’s second location with a ribbon cutting. Now located inside Destin’s Hurricane Lanes, Cabana Café offers distinctive appetizers, made-from-scratch soups and salads, freshly baked bread, sandwiches, paninis, wraps, steaks, seafood, hand-tossed and stone-fired pizzas, ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30 2013
    Destin, Fla., April 30 – On April 24, Destin Forward, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s hands-on community education and leadership program, donated a jon boat to the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA). “The Destin Forward Class of 2013 was tasked with creating and funding a project that would have a lasting impact on Destin,” explained Destin Forward class member Justin Woodard, Community ...read more
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    Monday, April 29 2013
    Destin, Fla., April 29 – On April 26, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the newly remodeled Preston Hood Chevrolet with a ribbon cutting. Preston Hood Chevrolet, which has been in business for 43 years, offers retail automobile sales, service, and collision. Its 15-member management team has an average tenure of 21 years. For automobile sales and ...read more
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    Friday, April 26 2013
    Destin, Fla., April 26 – On April 10, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the opening of Coyote Ugly Saloon with a ribbon cutting. Coyote Ugly Saloon, located in HarborWalk Village, offers an interactive experience for patrons, where its female bartenders perform choreographed routines on the bar. It features pool tables, TVs, and electric bulls. Locals ...read more
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    Friday, April 26 2013
    Destin, Fla., April 26 – On April 18, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Infinite Lasers LLC with a ribbon cutting. Infinite Lasers LLC is now located in the McGuire’s Plaza on Destin’s west end. It offers custom engraving on personal items, as well as awards, trophies, banners, window lettering, and unique gift ideas for all special occasions. “Infinite ...read more
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    Friday, April 26 2013
    Destin, Fla., April 26 – On April 25, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce joined other area chambers, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation board of directors, and area dignitaries to celebrate and cut the ribbon for the Dugas Pavilion and the Village Green at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village. The event was sponsored by Coastal Bank and Trust. The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation is a non-profit ...read more
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    Friday, March 29 2013
    Destin, Fla., March 29 – On March 28, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Boulevard 10 with a ribbon cutting. Boulevard 10 is a Carmike Cinema, located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. It features stadium-style seating, high-back luxury chairs, retractable armrests, and cup holders. It has wall-to-wall screens, an upscale lobby and concession center, and ...read more
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    Friday, March 29 2013
    Destin, Fla., March 29 – On March 28, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce presented a $500 check to the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) in appreciation of its assistance during the 2013 Bayou, Bay & Back 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon. The CBA provided volunteers and marketing assistance with the event. Since the race courses offer sweeping views of the Choctawhatchee Bay and waterways of ...read more
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    Friday, March 29 2013
    Destin, Fla., March 29 – Play a round of golf and network, while enjoying one of the area's favorite courses and tastings from area restaurants. The Chamber's Annual Networking Tournament, the Golf & Dine, tees off on Wednesday, April 17, at Indian Bayou Golf Course, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Fantastic hole-in-one prizes include $15,000 and a Mercedes-Benz lease from Quality Imports - Mercedes ...read more
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    Friday, March 22 2013
    Destin, Fla., March 22 – On March 21, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Covenant Hospice’s new Fort Walton Beach location with a ribbon cutting. For 30 years, Covenant Hospice has offered compassionate care to patients and loved ones during times of life-limiting illnesses, regardless of their ability to pay. Its staff consists of hospice-trained ...read more
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    Friday, March 22 2013
    Destin, Fla., March 22 – On March 22, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate i Brow Experts with a ribbon cutting. i Brow Experts offers facial threading, henna tattoos, facials, SugarBrig, and more. For details on the services or a pricing guide, please visit www.ibrowexperts.com or call (850) 549-8501. i Brow Experts is located at 98 Eglin Pkwy. Ste. 3, in ...read more
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    Friday, March 08 2013
    Destin, Fla., March 8 – On March 7, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the new location of Designer Consigners with a ribbon cutting. Designer Consigners specializes in selling designer clothing and furniture in excellent condition. Visit the new location at 763 Harbor Blvd., in Destin, or call (850) 654-7227.
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    Friday, March 01 2013
    Destin, Fla., March 1 – For the sixth year, the chambers of commerce in Okaloosa County are partnering to bring their members the biggest marketing and networking opportunity around – the Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County. On Tuesday, March 5, join the Destin Area, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Valparaiso chambers of commerce, and their members, at the Emerald ...read more
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    Thursday, February 28 2013
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 28 – On Feb. 5, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Waste Management’s new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles with a ribbon cutting. According to a Waste Management Gas Fun Facts report, “For every truck we replace with natural gas, we reduce our use of diesel fuel by an average of 8,000 gallons per year” and “we eliminate ...read more
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    Thursday, February 28 2013
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 28 – On Feb. 6, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate PML International - LegalShield with a ribbon cutting. LegalShield offers affordable and convenient legal services for major and minor issues. For details on available legal plans, please contact Linda Kedy at (770) 318-1282 or visit www.lindakedy.com .
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    Thursday, February 28 2013
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 28 – On Feb. 12, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the change from Pleat & Perry, P.A., to Pleat, Perry & Ritchie, P.A., with a ribbon cutting. Pleat, Perry & Ritchie, P.A., is a full service and trial law firm founded in 1997. Its attorneys have more than 120 combined years of experience handling a variety of legal matters and complex ...read more
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    Thursday, February 28 2013
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 28 – On Feb. 12, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals newest vacation and real estate office with a ribbon cutting. The new Destin Pointe office, located on Holiday Isle, has a team of experienced professionals who provide full service vacation rentals and real estate services to ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31 2013
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 31 – On Jan. 15, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the opening of Olive Oil Balsamic Tastings, LLC, with a ribbon cutting. Olive Oil Balsamic Tastings, LLC, offers healthy and high-quality extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar at affordable prices. The store encourages tasting its many varieties and flavors. You may visit the ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31 2013
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 31 – On Jan. 16, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Divorce Docs with a ribbon cutting. Divorce Docs offers a non-attorney divorce. Its self-help services include legal documents approved by the Florida Supreme Court; neutral mediation by a Florida Supreme Court certified-family mediator; completion of documents; printing, notarizing, ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31 2013
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 31 – On Jan. 17, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Spine Institute on the Emerald Coast with a ribbon cutting. “We are a physician office that delivers uncompromising excellence in spine care, starting by understanding and diagnosing the problem, then by providing the appropriate alternatives with a ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31 2013
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 31 – On Jan. 28, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Shrimp Basket with a ribbon cutting. The Shrimp Basket offers dine in and carry out seafood. The restaurant’s motto is “we are grillin’, steamin’, and fryin’ for you!” It boasts an enjoyable, affordable service with fresh seafood served hot daily. Visit the new ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24 2013
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 24 – Destin's 3rd Bayou, Bay & Back 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon sponsored by Shoreline Church is this Saturday, Jan. 26. The run features US Track and Field-certified 10K and half marathon courses, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. The start and finish line is at Clement Taylor Park in Destin. The half marathon begins at 7:30 ...read more
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    Friday, December 28 2012
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 28 – On Nov. 20, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Fat Clemenza’s with a ribbon cutting. Fat Clemenza’s is an authentic Italian and brick oven pizzeria. “We go to great lengths to serve you and your family for a great dining experience,” explained manager Joy Robison. For more information, visit the location in the Holiday Plaza at ...read more
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    Friday, December 28 2012
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 28 – On Nov. 26, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Risa’s Interiors with a ribbon cutting. Risa’s Interiors is an interior retail store offering “shabby chic style.” Its four remodeling specialists can assist in completely remodeling your home or condo quickly. Its shop features furniture, in stock sleepers and bedding, window ...read more
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    Friday, December 28 2012
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 28 – On Nov. 27, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Melissa Forte, ACN Independent Business Owner, with a ribbon cutting. Through her online storefront at www.melissaforte.acndirect.com , she provides essential home and small business services from various telecommunication and energy companies. She is an authorized dealer for such ...read more
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    Friday, December 28 2012
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 28 – On Nov. 29, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the opening of Skinny’s Nutrition Destin, LLC, with a ribbon cutting. Skinny’s Nutrition Destin offers healthy alternatives to traditional fast food establishments. Its delicious smoothies are a full breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack loaded with high quality nutrition. They have less ...read more
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    Friday, December 28 2012
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 28 – On Dec. 3, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the Destin Chiropractic Center with a ribbon cutting. The Destin Chiropractic Center offers a unique specialized perspective in caring for patients on an individual basis. Its healthcare professionals help improve health and relieve spine-related pain. Treatments include adjustments ...read more
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    Friday, December 28 2012
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 28 – On Dec. 5, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Blue Marlin Realty Group with a ribbon cutting. Blue Marlin Realty Group offers real estate sales, vacation rentals, and longterm rentals. It has been named Best Real Estate Team for two years running, in the annual Best In Destin awards. For more information, visit the office at 970 ...read more
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    Friday, December 28 2012
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 30 – On Dec. 6, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Berney Office Solutions-A Xerox Company with a ribbon cutting. Berney Office Solutions-A Xerox Company, which has been in business for more than 40 years, is your local Xerox Direct connection, providing efficient, effective office technology, service, and solutions. “We take pride in ...read more
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    Friday, December 28 2012
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 30 – On Dec. 10, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Miller’s Ale House of Destin with a ribbon cutting. Miller’s Ale House of Destin provides top quality food at a great value in a casual neighborhood tavern atmosphere. It also offers catering, holiday parties, and more. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 11 – 2 a.m. ...read more
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    Friday, December 28 2012
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 28 – On Dec. 11, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate N.U.W. Graphics, LLC, with a ribbon cutting. N.U.W. Graphics offers screenprinting, embroidery, signs, team apparel, and sporting goods. It is a one-stop shop for all custom needs, with more than 30 years of experience in athletic promotions. “We sell everything, but the talent,” said ...read more
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    Friday, December 28 2012
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 28 – On Dec. 12, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard’s new bistro lobby with a ribbon cutting. The new Courtyard Refreshing Business Lobby and The Bistro, which serves Starbucks, is a unique dining area/lounge with flexible seating to fit individual or group needs. It offers options for ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 19 2012
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 19 – To honor a local veteran active in the Destin community, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee (MAC) created the Destin Area Retired Military Person of the Year Award. During the Chamber’s Nov. 13 lunch, Retired Brigadier Gen. Joe Oder, former president of the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast board of directors, was named the 2012 winner. ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20 2012
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 20 – On Nov. 7, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Sew What! with a ribbon cutting. Sew What! offers embroidery and custom upholstery and drapery. “If you want to be (or have been) inspired, come talk to us about your embroidery or custom upholstery/drapery idea,” said owner Nancy Skinner. Sew ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20 2012
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 20 – On Nov. 12, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Destin Guns, Inc., with a ribbon cutting. Destin Guns, Inc., offers guns and ammunition at discount prices and has more than 1,000 guns in stock. Visit the store and its owner Kurtis Kinsey at 981 Hwy. 98 E., Ste. 2, in Destin or visit www.destin-guns.com ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20 2012
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 20 – On Nov. 13, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the expansion of Pepito's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina with a ribbon cutting. Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, located at 757 Harbor Blvd. #100, announced its new party room, which fits up to 80 people. Pepito’s offers guests authentic Mexican dishes ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20 2012
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 20 – On Nov. 15, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate new business Apricot Lane Boutique with a ribbon cutting. Apricot Lane Boutique brings the latest celebrity-inspired woman’s fashion to Destin. “From the moment you step inside our store, you’ll enjoy a unique and fun shopping experience, complete with a ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20 2012
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 20 – On Nov. 19, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the opening of the Destin Snowbirds Roost with a ribbon cutting. The Snowbirds Roost, officially located in the Destin Community Center, offers regular programs and special events to snowbirds visiting the area. For more information, please contact the Roost at the Destin ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20 2012
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 20 – Destin Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Shane A. Moody, CCE, may now add FCCP to his signature. FCCP, given by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP), stands for Florida Certified Chamber Professional. “FCCP is important because our state professional association has set forth key components and a body of knowledge it views important for ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 07 2012
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 7 – On Oct. 12, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Crab Island Cantina with a ribbon cutting. Crab Island Cantina, located in HarborWalk Village on the Destin Harbor, offers Latin-inspired Mexican cuisine with a casual waterfront dining atmosphere. It features a large selection of tequilas, margaritas, and imported Latin beers; a ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 07 2012
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 7 – On Oct. 18, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Centerline Martial Arts’ new location with a ribbon cutting. Centerline Martial Arts is a complete martial arts academy offering youth and adult programs, including Wing Chun, Boxing for Fitness, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Self Defense Classes. “I began teaching the ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 07 2012
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 7 – On Oct. 23, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Pepito’s Cantina & Grill with a ribbon cutting. Pepito’s Cantina & Grill, located in the former Copper Grill building in Miramar Beach, offers guests authentic Mexican dishes made with the finest ingredients available. Enjoy salsas, guacamole, and handmade ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 07 2012
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 7 – On Saturday, Jan. 26, Destin’s 3rd Bayou, Bay & Back 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon sponsored by Shoreline Church will feature USA Track & Field (USATF) certified 10K and Half Marathon courses! This means the course distances have been certified for accuracy, and runners may compare their performance times with other certified courses and may use their times for national ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01 2012
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 1 – Col. Robert "Gwyn" Armfield, commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, will speak at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Nov. 13 Leaders In Business Lunch & Veteran's Day Celebration sponsored by SimpleHR. During the event, the Chamber’s Military Affairs Council will also present its Retired Military Person of the Year Award, and the Chamber will ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 10 2012
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 10 – Take a swing for $100,000, while lending your support to Destin schools! The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a $100,000 Shoot Out for Education. Shoot Out qualifying will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, from 9 - 11 a.m., and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15-16, from 4 - 6:30 p.m., at Emerald Bay Golf Club. The cost is $5 for five balls, and you may ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02 2012
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 2 – On Aug. 10, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Regatta Chiropractic & Laser Center with a ribbon cutting. Chiropractic alleviates pain without medication or surgery. Chiropractors work with each client individually to address specific complaints, offering advanced non-surgical pain-relieving therapies for most ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02 2012
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 2 – On Aug. 16, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Massage Envy Spa Destin with a ribbon cutting. Massage Envy Spa Destin offers massage and facials. A monthly membership fee of $59 entitles customers to a one-hour massage session each month or a Murad Healthy Skin Facial for $10 more. Each additional one-hour massage throughout ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02 2012
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 2 – On Sept. 17, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Landshark’s Pizza Company with a ribbon cutting. Landshark’s Pizza Company offers pizza, wings, sandwiches, beer, and wine for lunch and dinner. The restaurant also features a pizza buffet and a brick pizza oven. Landshark’s Pizza Company is “a ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02 2012
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 2 – On Sept. 18, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Honest Medicare Solutions with a ribbon cutting. Honest Medicare Solutions offers Medicare health insurance plans. “We are the only health insurance agency in the Florida panhandle that offers Medicare health insurance plans and nothing else. We keep up-to-date with the ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02 2012
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 2 – The Chamber's Annual Networking Tournament is given a new twist, as it moves to the fall and allows golfers to enjoy tastings from area restaurants, including Harry T's Lighthouse, Jet's Pizza of Destin, Landshark's Pizza Company, Poppy's Crazy Lobster, and Ruth's Chris Steak House, along the course. The tournament tees off on Wednesday, Oct. 17, with an 11 a.m. shotgun ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 19 2012
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 19 – Seven years ago, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce launched the Destin Area Summer Photo Contest to give area visitors and residents a forum to share their favorite Destin memories. During the 2012 contest, which ran from Aug. 20 to Sept. 6, 61 photos were entered by people from nine different states, including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, ...read more
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    Friday, July 20 2012
    Destin, Fla., July 20 – On July 19, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Think Loves to Print with a ribbon cutting. Think Loves to Print, publisher of the locally popular The Menu Mag, offers design, print products, promotional products, and publications. It is locally owned and operated by young entrepreneurs. “Superior customer service, ...read more
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    Friday, July 20 2012
    Destin, Fla., July 20 – On July 3, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff, ambassadors, and Weather Channel personality Jim Cantore gathered to celebrate the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s newly remodeled LeCiel with a ribbon cutting. At a breakfast event, a crowd of almost 100 was introduced to the contemporary boutique hotel, whose name means “the sky” in French. The ...read more
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    Friday, July 20 2012
    Destin, Fla., July 20 – On June 26, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Gulf Coast Dermatology with a ribbon cutting. Gulf Coast Dermatology has locations throughout Florida and Southeast Alabama. It offers all types of clinical and cosmetic dermatology, and it features innovative laser technologies, including CoolSculpt and Sciton Laser. For more ...read more
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    Friday, July 20 2012
    Destin, Fla., July 20 – On July 2, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Buccaneer Pirate Cruise with a ribbon cutting and send it off on its maiden voyage in the Destin Harbor. Buccaneer Pirate Cruise offers a 2-hour pirate-themed cruise and is available for groups and private events. For details and rates, visit www.DestinPirateShip.com . To see the ...read more
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    Thursday, July 12 2012
    Destin, Fla., July 12 – The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours, sponsored by St. Andrews By The Sea Episcopal Church, on Thursday, July 26, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Church located at 307 Harbor Blvd. The "Beach Boogie Band" will entertain the crowd, and the menu includes boiled shrimp, crab cocktail cups, assorted cheeses and dips, coconut and lemon ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 03 2012
    Destin, Fla., July 3 – Support our local schools, our legislators, and sponsor CenturyLink during the Chamber’s July 10 Leaders In Business Lunch! Sen. Don Gaetz and Reps. Marti Coley and Matt Gaetz will provide a Legislative Update, and we’ll hear from our local schools. The Destin Middle School Dazzlers will also perform. The lunch will be held at Destin Middle School from 11:30 a.m. – 1 ...read more
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    Friday, June 22 2012
    Destin, Fla., June 22 – On Aug. 18, the Inaugural Paddle at the Porch – The Destin SUP Cup Presented by Northwest Florida Regional Airport FlyVPS.com 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 three mile recreational race and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards, food, ...read more
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    Friday, June 22 2012
    Destin, Fla., June 22 – On June 21, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Sugar Baby’s Candy & Ice Cream Shop, LLC, with a ribbon cutting. Sugar Baby’s is a new whimsical sweet shop. It is the exclusive retailer for the premium Ashby’s Sterling ice cream. It also has a large selection of gourmet lollipops, cotton candy, and unique ...read more
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    Thursday, June 21 2012
    Destin, Fla., June 21 – The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor The Destin Log invite you to meet your candidates for Okaloosa County positions, including Sheriff, Tax Collector, Superintendent of Schools, County Commissioner, and School Board, as well as Destin Fire Commissioner, during a forum on Tuesday, July 31. The forum, to be held in the Destin Life Center at Destin United ...read more
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    Friday, June 15 2012
    Destin, Fla., June 15 – On June 14, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate PKP Sail Destin, LLC, with a ribbon cutting. PKP Sail Destin, LLC, is located on the beach directly behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House. It offers parasailing, jet ski, and banana boat adventures in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. For rates and details, please visit ...read more
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    Friday, June 08 2012
    Destin, Fla., June 8 – On June 7, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate PT Solutions with a ribbon cutting. PT Solutions is a privately owned physical therapy clinic with a long history of providing the highest level of therapy services to patients. It offers treatments for all types of problems, including, but not limited to, sprains/strains, post-op ...read more
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