Signature Chamber Events
Annual Awards & Installation Banquet
Join us on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, as the Chamber honors its most outstanding members and installs the 2016 Board of Directors. Awards include the Business Person of the Year Award, the James D. Neilson, Sr., Chairman’s Award for Volunteer Service, the Paul Woolman Ambassador of the Year Award, and the Ann Gibson Community Service Award. The event will take place at the Emerald Coast Convention Center.
Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon
The 6th Annual Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon will hit the streets on Jan. 23, 2016! It begins at Clement Taylor Park, 131 Calhoun Ave., in Destin. Awards will be presented to the overall winners, male and female, as well as to winners in multiple age categories. The USATF-certified half marathon showcases the Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin Harbor, and East Pass, as its course leads runners through Destin, along a 4-mile undeveloped stretch of Okaloosa Island, and back. The 10K course is also USATF-certified. Find race details here.
Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County
For the 9th year, the Destin Area, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Valparaiso chambers of commerce will partner to bring their members the biggest marketing and networking opportunity around - the Multi-Chamber Business Expo & Taste of Okaloosa County! Join us on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at the Emerald Coast Convention Center to see the latest and greatest our area businesses have to offer. The event is free and open to the public.
Tax Relief Golf Tournament
The Chamber's Annual Networking Golf Tournament, which is a 4-person scramble, takes place on April 21, 2016, at Emerald Bay Golf Club. It offers excellent marketing opportunities for all members - avid golfers and non-golfers alike.
Paddle at the Porch - The Destin SUP Cup
On Aug. 20, 2016, the 5th Annual Paddle at the Porch returns to the beautiful emerald green waters behind one of Destin's most loved restaurants, The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House. The event features one and three mile recreational races and a six mile elite race, to be followed by awards, food, and fun! Find details here.
3rd Bourbon at the Bay
Sip on bourbon, scotch, and champagne, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and start your holiday shopping early, during Bourbon at the Bay! The event takes place Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. Silent auction items will include trips, restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets, and more. It is open to the public. Like www.Facebook.com/BourbonAtTheBay to stay up-to-date on event details.
Network, enjoy good food and refreshment, and celebrate the season with other business professionals! Date is Dec. 17, 2015. Details will be announced in early fall.
For details about sponsorship packages, please contact Events Coordinator Suzy Nicholson Hunt at (850) 837-2711 x2 or suzyhunt@DestinChamber.com.