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    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 13 – On Dec. 12, Bontemps Interiors celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin and Walton Area chambers of commerce.Located in Miramar Beach, Bontemps Interiors is a full-service interior design firm specializing in coastal design with a global influence. Its designers believe that every environment should be unique - a reflection of each client’s ...read more
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    Friday, November 30, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 29 – On Nov. 9, Ecco Motors celebrated its new showroom with a ribbon cutting attended by Destin Chamber ambassadors and staff.Ecco Motors offers golf car and low speed vehicle sales, service, parts, rentals, and storage. It also offers custom rebuilt "signature series" vehicles and a street legal rental fleet. Visit the new showroom at 36058 Emerald Coast Pkwy., in Destin. For ...read more
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    Friday, November 30, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 29 – On Nov. 26, the Destin Snowbirds celebrated the annual opening of its roost with a ribbon cutting attended by Destin Chamber ambassadors and staff and community members.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) 351-0672 or visit ...read more
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    Friday, November 30, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 29 – On Nov. 27, Solstice Sunglass Outlet celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Located in Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Solstice Sunglass Outlet offers a large selection of luxury, designer, high-end sport, and performance sunglasses and accessories. To find your perfect pair, please visit Solstice Sunglass Outlet at 10562 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W. #115R, in Miramar ...read more
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    Friday, November 30, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 30 – On Nov. 29, The Shard Shop celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.This artsy boutique offers classes in ShardWorx, which allows you to enhance a painting with shards of glass, shells, or other treasured objects. Glass, resin supplies, and tools are also available for purchase. The studio is open daily and is a great venue for parties, special events, and ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Cox Communications Funds Tech Center for Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald CoastIn October, Cox Communications and The James M. Cox Foundation awarded a grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Walton Beach to fund an upgrade to the club’s technology center located at 923 Denton Blvd, behind Choctaw High School. The donation is part of a $150,000 grant Cox Communications and The James M. Cox ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 1 – On Nov. 1, new restaurant Jon Smith Subs celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Jon Smith Subs is committed to serving the absolute highest quality, large portioned, mouthwatering sub. Visit the new location in the Market Shops, visit www.jonsmithsubs.com online, or call (850) 389-8988.  
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    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 31 – On Oct. 30, the new owners of Rhodes Auto Repair celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Rhodes Auto Repair is a full service automobile repair shop, offering oil changes and scheduled maintenance, heating and air conditioning service, cooling system repairs, wheel and brake work, fuel and emissions services, computerized diagnostics, electrical systems repair, ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 31 – On Nov. 15, kick off your holiday season – and shopping – in style with the 6th Annual Bourbon at the Bay Presented by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC. Sample bourbon, scotch, and champagne, try your luck in the Destin Commons wine pull, and bid on your choice of gifts, trips, and more in the silent auction. Also enjoy the Beach Liquors Premium Tasting Table and ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine Doctor Joins Sacred Heart in Okaloosa, Walton CountiesMaternal-fetal medicine doctor Henry Roqué, MD, has joined the Sacred Heart Regional Perinatal Center. Roqué will offer outpatient consultations for women with high-risk pregnancies at Sacred Heart’s offices in Fort Walton Beach, Miramar Beach, Crestview and Pensacola. Roqué has more than 24 years of experience in ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    Emerald Coast Foundation Donates $26,000 to CIC KidsThe Emerald Coast Foundation (ECF) selected Children in Crisis (CIC) to be one of the benefiting charities of the ECF Boat Week and Poker Run and donated a check for $26,000. Seen here, CIC staff members Ken Hair, Allie Noah, and Laura Moore, receive the check from Donna Tashik, ECF board president, and members of the Board. The funds will be ...read more
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    Friday, October 05, 2018
    I am writing this in response to your Sept. 26 editorial in The Destin Log titled “Destin’s Lack of a Plan is Frustrating.”  While you are correct that the city has not released a specific plan of how it wishes to use its share of the half-cent sales tax that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot, your editorial is short-sighted and does not see the big picture.   While Destin will certainly benefit from ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    Taylor Haugen Foundation Commemorates 10 Years Since Local High School Athlete’s DeathAug. 30 marks 10 years since Niceville High School student Taylor Haugen died from injuries suffered during a football game. His parents then founded the Taylor Haugen Foundation with the mission to provide awareness, education, and abdominal injury protection to secondary aged schools and leagues in contact ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 3 – On Oct. 2, Marian LoGatto, a Rodan and Fields Skin Care consultant, celebrated her ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Rodan and Fields, creators of ProActiv, have developed clinically tested skin care products using Multi-Med Therapy. This dermatology-inspired skin care provides everyone with the personal confidence that comes with a healthy, clear and even-toned ...read more
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    Thursday, September 27, 2018
    ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Employees Hosted Lake Carillon Clean Up InitiativeResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals (RQWVR) recently hosted a Lake Carillon Clean Up initiative. Whitby Jerkins, RQWVR Seacrest Beach-based area general manager, and his volunteer team at Carillon Beach Inn Panama City, participated. Fifteen ResortQuest associates, guests, and employees from Carillon ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Taylor Haugen Foundation Receives $5,000The Taylor Haugen Foundation (THF) and BrightView Landscape Services, Inc., teamed up at Destin Commons’ Annual Smoke on the Coast event and proudly brought home 2nd place ‘People’s Choice’ and 3rd place 'Most Spirited’ awards. THF and BrightView cooked up a BBQ Macaroni and Cheese, and the foundation was awarded $5,000 for the delicious dish.ECCAC Brings ...read more
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    Saturday, September 22, 2018
    Sacred Heart Health System Names New CEO As Ascension Unites Florida Sites of Care Ascension has appointed Tom VanOsdol to serve as the chief executive officer of Sacred Heart Health System, as well as St. Vincent’s HealthCare in Jacksonville. In his new role, VanOsdol will serve as chief executive for all of Ascension’s sites of care in Florida, which include seven hospitals and regional ...read more
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    Friday, September 21, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 21 – On Sept. 20, 3rd Planet Brewing, Inc., celebrated its new location, the ‘Mothership,’ with a ribbon cutting attended by Destin Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff.3rd Planet Brewing is a craft beer brewing company in Niceville, pouring signature beers, as well as brews from other local breweries. It is dog friendly, kid friendly, and food friendly.For a full list of ...read more
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    Friday, September 21, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 21 – On Sept. 21, Clean Juice celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin and Walton Area chambers of commerce.Clean Juice is the first franchised juice and smoothie bar company to hold the USDA Organic certification. With 108 franchise units awarded to date, Clean Juice is on a mission to become the world’s most plentiful juice bar offering easy, on the ...read more
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    Friday, September 14, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Sept.14 – On Sept. 13, The Village Door at Seascape celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin and Walton Area chambers of commerce. Legendary musician and entertainer John Wehner has built his second location on Highway 98 at Seascape Resort. The Village Door at Seascape is a premier destination for live entertainment, dance music, authentic high-quality ...read more
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    Friday, September 07, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 7 – On Sept. 6, the Premier Property Group celebrated its new Miramar Beach office’s grand opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. The Premier Property Group is a locally owned and independent real estate firm, serving Northwest Florida. It has been ranked consistently in the top 10% of luxury sales from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR) since its ...read more
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    Thursday, September 06, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 6 – On Sept. 5, the Rehabilitation Institute of Northwest Florida celebrated its expansion with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Also in attendance were the Greater Fort Walton Beach and Walton Area chambers of commerce, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s Board of Trustees, Okaloosa County officials, area physicians, and others.   The Rehabilitation Institute of ...read more
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    Friday, August 17, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 17 – On Aug. 16, Destin Life celebrated its inaugural issue with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Destin Life is a community-focused and community-based newspaper geared to Destin locals. It joins the South Walton Life family of community newspapers with the launch of this new edition, particularly geared to promote and highlight all the positive and valuable activities, ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 15 – On Aug. 14, new business Playzone Xtreme celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Playzone Xtreme offers indoor fun for the whole family. Enjoy a 20-foot inflatable rock wall, a Wicked Ninja Course, intense obstacles, Skybound Challenge, multi-sports arena & much more.Hours are Sunday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, from ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 08, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 8 – The 7th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER, a stand up paddle board race, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18, in the beautiful emerald green Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Fla. It offers races for all skill and age levels, with its Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    Destin, Fla., July 31 – On July 24, SYOTOS LLC celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.SYOTOS LLC offers armed and unarmed guard services, vulnerability assessments, executive protection, counter intelligence briefings and screenings, and more. The company is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). “We provide quality over quantity,” explains owner and CEO Trei ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 1 – In celebration of Dr. Bawa & Associates’ new location and the grand opening of its Sei Bellissima Medical Spa, a ribbon was officially cut on July 26 with the Destin Chamber.“Our motto is ‘optimize health, weight, and looks!” explained Dr. Nitin Bawa, a Board-certified internal medicine physician with a special interest in weight loss, bio-identical hormones, and anti-aging. ...read more
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    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Healthgrades Recognizes Twin Cities Hospital for Achievements in Patient Safety and Patient Experience Twin Cities Hospital was recently recognized for two distinctions in quality excellence from Healthgrades: the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive ...read more
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    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    Frances Roy Agency Names Niceville Local as Art Director Newly hired Art Director Janae Erickson brings more than six years of design experience and a plethora of new opportunities to the Frances Roy Agency. Erickson will launch Frances Roy's full-time art department and oversee all visual design projects. A Niceville High graduate, Erickson began her creative journey at the University of Central ...read more
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    Friday, June 29, 2018
    Destin, Fla., June 29 – The 7th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER, a stand up paddle board race, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18, in the beautiful emerald green Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Fla. It offers races for all skill and age levels, with its Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Destin, Fla., June 27 – On June 26, LegalShield celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Let Larry and Priscilla Rose assist you with plans to protect your family, your business, and your personal identity with simple, comprehensive coverage from LegalShield and IDShield. Unexpected legal questions and identity theft issues arise every day, and with Legal Shield on your side, you will ...read more
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    Friday, June 22, 2018
    Destin, Fla., June 22 – On June 21, new women’s boutique Lizard Thicket celebrated its grand opening during a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Located in Destin Commons, Lizard Thicket is locally owned. Open daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., it offers great customer service and affordable fashion.For more information, please visit the store at 4131 Legendary Dr. F112 in Destin, visit ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    Destin, Fla., June 20 – On June 19, popular beachfront restaurant Vue on 30A celebrated its grand reopening and officially unveiled its new renovations during a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Enjoy beachside dining at Vue on 30A, named "Best Waterfront Dining" by Florida Travel + Life Magazine and "Best Place to Watch a Sunset' by Emerald Coast Magazine. Open to the public, Vue on 30A ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Destin, Fla., June 19 – On June 14, new business Cruise Planners celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Cruise Planners books land and sea vacations. It is the only agency associated with American Express.There is “no extra charge with an agent -- just personalized service!” explains Travel Advisor Rosemary Martinek.Cruise Planners is a franchise with more than 20 years in business ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Destin, Fla., June 13 – On June 12, Sea Star Leasing & Management celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Sea Star Leasing & Management offers beautiful vacation rental condominiums and townhomes in Destin and Miramar Beach. Visit www.SuzetteSmithDestin.com for detailed property descriptions, photos, videos, amenities, booking information, and more. In addition, the website details ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Destin, Fla., June 13 – Want a paddle board or a 2-night stay in Destin? How about a limo service with dinner or gift cards to a local retail furniture store, restaurants, or shopping center? Thanks to the generosity of its members, the Destin Chamber is presenting seven packages, or “mega door prizes,” to Chamber members, during its Jan. 8 Leaders In Business Lunch Sponsored by Warren Averett. ...read more
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    Monday, June 11, 2018
    McDonald’s Adding More Than 18,000 Jobs in Florida for Summer SeasonMcDonald’s is hiring and will add more than 18,000 jobs in Florida for the summer season. The company has also recently tripled its investment into the Archways to Opportunity education program and will allocate $150 million over a five-year period. The Archways to Opportunity program consists of free Career Online High School and ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    Destin, Fla., June 6 – On June 5, Action Home Inspection, LLC, celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Action Home Inspection, LLC, offers licensed and insured quality home inspection. Its featured services include site conditions; exterior and structural components; electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing systems; insulation and ventilation; house interior; fireplaces and chimneys; ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Ruiz Promoted to Destin Commons' Senior Director of Marketing & LeasingDestin Commons’ managing partner Turnberry Associates of South Florida announced the promotion of Heather Ruiz to Senior Director of Marketing & Leasing. In 2016, Ruiz was the winner of the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) Foundation’s John T. Riordan Professional Education Development Scholarship and has now ...read more
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    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    Destin, Fla., May 23 – On May 22, Beachworx, LLC, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting.Beachworx is a collaborative and synergistic work environment that incubates professional and personal success. It offers private and shared office space, conference rooms and meeting spaces, business support services, professional programs, and networking events. Beachworx is flexible and ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    Destin, Fla., May 16 – On May 15, Harvest House celebrated its second location Harvest House Too with a day of events, culminating in a ribbon cutting.Harvest House, which has served the area for 32 years, is Destin's thrift store and food pantry. Its mission is to provide food, clothing and shelter to those who are less fortunate and at a point of need in their life. Its original location at 300 ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    BBB Study: Online Romance Scams Coaxing Millions out of Unsuspecting Victims  A study released by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) reveals an estimated 1 million Americans have been victimized in romance fraud scams with losses nearing $1 billion over the last three years. BBB warns those who use dating websites to be wary of scammers who prey on unsuspecting victims. The study – “Online Romance ...read more
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    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Destin, Fla., May 10 – On May 8, Expedia CruiseShipCenters celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Though Expedia CruiseShipCenters is one of North America's leading cruise specialists, it also assists with every vacation type possible, including customized trips, coach and rail tours, air travel, and more.Visit the Expedia CruiseShipCenters location at 4424 Commons Dr. E., in Destin, ...read more
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    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Photo Caption: Members of the Destin Forward Class of 2018 include (left to right) Mike Butler, Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s; Casey King, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC; Rachel Giudry, Destin Commons; Vandy Vela, Cox Media; Brogan Petrone, Community Bank Coast; Aubrey Claxton, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast; Kelsey Perry, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals; Jennifer Gutai, Conerly, Bowman ...read more
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    Thursday, May 03, 2018
    Destin, Fla., May 3 – On May 2, Sea Glass Apartments celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.“Sea Glass offers a new concept in apartment living,” explained Community Manager Stephanie Englade.The apartments feature culinary kitchens, open living spaces, balconies and patios, and walk-in closets. Community amenities include a clubhouse, media lounge, coffee cafe, ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Destin, Fla., April 25 – Destin's 8th Annual Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K is set for Saturday, May 5, 2018! The 10K is USA Track & Field-certified. Both courses are set along Destin streets with peek-a-boo water views. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of Northwest Florida State College, which restores and protects the Choctawhatchee Basin Watershed.The ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    The Premier Property Group Expands with Fourth Office LocationThe Premier Property Group (PPG) recently announced it will open a fourth office location, bringing its luxury real estate presence to Niceville, Florida. The PPG’s office, now under construction, will be located on John Sims Parkway near the new Starbucks and will open in Summer 2018. With over 490 Million sold in 2017, The PPG is ...read more
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    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Destin, Fla., April 20 – Twenty-two golf teams teed off in the Destin Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Tax Relief Golf Tournament on April 19, at Emerald Bay Golf Course. Centennial Bank took home top prize, followed by Coastal Accounting of NW Florida, PA, and Acme Oyster House. Winner of both Longest Drive prizes was Ethan Cole, Coastal Accounting of NW Florida, PA. Winners of the Closest to the ...read more
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    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Destin, Fla., April 20 – On April 20, Destin Fit Body Boot Camp began its grand opening celebration with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. The grand opening celebration will continue on Saturday, April 21, from 1 – 4 p.m. Visit the studio in the shopping center directly behind the Destin Target at 2001 98 Palms Blvd. Unit 101. Enjoy music, prizes, and a fundraising raffle, with proceeds ...read more
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    Friday, April 06, 2018
    Destin, Fla., April 6 – On April 3, Kahn’s Furniture celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Kahn’s Furniture is a full service furniture store, from design to delivery. It offers retail merchandise, including furniture, art and décor; interior design services; custom built furniture; and delivery. The store features “KahnCepts” by Katie Kahn, which is custom furniture and art designed ...read more
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    Friday, April 06, 2018
    On April 6, Pure & Couture Studio celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber and Walton Area Chamber.Pure & Couture Studio offers eyelash extensions, keratin lash lifts, microblading, permanent make up, facials and skin care, massage therapy, and so much more. The new studio is located in the Old South Center Complex at 36468 Emerald Coast Pkwy., in Destin.For ...read more
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    Friday, April 06, 2018
    Destin, Fla., April 6 – Destin's 8th Annual Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K is set for Saturday, May 5, 2018! The 10K is USA Track & Field-certified. Both courses are set along Destin streets with peek-a-boo water views. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of Northwest Florida State College, which restores and protects the Choctawhatchee Basin Watershed.The Race ...read more
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    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Destin, Fla., March 23 – On March 19, the Emerald Coast Science Center celebrated the opening of its new SMALLab Exhibit with a ribbon cutting.“SMALLab is an embodied learning environment where every learner is up, moving, and collaborating. You’ll work together to solve puzzles, create stories and character plots, learn about the world, paint digital masterpieces, and so much more. Watch as our ...read more
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    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Destin, Fla., March 23 – On March 20, Women’s Health of the Emerald Coast celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Women’s Health of the Emerald Coast offers women’s healthcare.“We use a very personal and family approach to patient care,” explained Clinical Coordinator Kandyce Silver. In addition, the practice offers the only Urogynecologist in the area.For more information, please call ...read more
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    Friday, March 16, 2018
    Destin, Fla., March 16 – On March 15, Booking.com celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com connects travelers with the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay. The site is available in 40 languages and offers its users 24/7 support.For more information, please call (407) 386-8983 or visit ...read more
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    Friday, March 16, 2018
    Destin, Fla., March 16 – On March 16, Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill in Destin Commons held the grand opening of its new arcade. Located inside the restaurant, the arcade offers fun games for the entire family. Bowl a game, play in the arcade, and enjoy a delicious meal, all in one convenient location.Visit the restaurant at 4251 Legendary Dr., in Destin, visit ...read more
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    Thursday, March 15, 2018
    The 2018 spring break season is here, which means higher traffic volumes on area roadways. This is especially true for U.S. 98, which is currently the focus of a $77.5 million construction program to widen it from four to six travel lanes between Airport Road in Okaloosa County and Tang-O-Mar Drive in Walton County. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is requesting your help to reach ...read more
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    Monday, March 12, 2018
      “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision.”  - Abraham Lincoln DEMOCRACY, we have all heard the word spread throughout our lives and I am afraid many of us do not fully understand its meaning. There is no real consensus on how best to define DEMOCRACY; however, political freedom and rule of law are two of the most popular and succinct ways to do so.  In the United States, the ...read more
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    Friday, March 02, 2018
    Destin, Fla., March 2 – For the 11th year, the Destin and Greater Fort Walton Beach chambers of commerce 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 13, join both chambers and their members at the Emerald Coast Convention Center to learn about, enjoy samples from, and ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 28 – On Feb. 27, Insurance Claims 911 celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Insurance Claims 911 is a public insurance adjustment firm. Let its claims recovery specialists guide you through the tedious process to ensure you meet all of the claims requirements and are fully and properly compensated by your insurance provider. For more information, please call (850) ...read more
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    Friday, February 16, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 16 – On Feb. 15, Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation offers chauffeur service for airport transfers, weddings, corporate events, special occasions, and more. Its fleet includes luxury sedans, SUVs, van, mini-bus, executive coach, and limo bus. For contact information, please call (850) ...read more
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    Friday, February 09, 2018
    ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Employees Receive Awards & Accolades      ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals ended 2017 on a high note by garnering several awards and accolades. On Dec. 15, the Perdido Key office of ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals’s Gulf Region was named Large Business of the Year for 2017 by the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce at its Keys to Success ...read more
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    Friday, February 09, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 9 – On Feb. 8, Anderson Engineering celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin and Walton Area chambers of commerce. Anderson Engineering is a comprehensive consulting firm offering civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, land surveying, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) services, construction materials testing, and drilling services. The ribbon cutting celebrated ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 06, 2018
    The Premier Property Group Announces New Broker AssociateThe Premier Property Group announced MaryGrace Stubbs has joined the locally owned and independent real estate sales firm. Stubbs will be a Broker Associate at the WaterColor office. She grew up in Tallahassee and graduated from Florida State University. After graduation, Stubbs moved to Atlanta, where she found her passion for real estate ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 17 – On Jan. 16, Children In Crisis (CIC) celebrated the grand opening of Kay’s Cupboard food pantry and donation center. Funding for Kay’s Cupboard was provided by M/Gen (Ret.) Don Litke and family, in memory of his wife Kay. “We opened the first family foster home of the CIC Neighborhood in 2008, and since then we’ve provided a home, love and care to almost 800 children, ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 17 – Want to know how the candidates for Destin City Council and Mayor feel about local issues important to Destin residents and its business community? Join the Destin Chamber and the Destin City Council and Mayor candidates for a forum on Thursday, Feb. 15. Each candidate will be allowed an opening and closing statement. Questions will come from the Chamber's Board of ...read more
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    Monday, January 15, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 15 – Destin's 8th Annual Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K & 10K has moved to May! It will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Both the 5K and 10K courses are set along Destin streets with peek-a-boo water views, and the 10K is USA Track & Field-Certified. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of Northwest Florida State College, which restores and ...read more
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    Friday, January 12, 2018
    Photo Caption: (left to right) 2017 Chamber Chairman Lockwood Wernet, Destin Water Users, Inc.; 2018 Chamber Chairman Bob Perry, Destin Commons; and Chamber President & CEO Shane A. MoodyDestin, Fla., Jan. 12 – On Jan. 12, the Destin Chamber 2017 Chairman of the Board Lockwood Wernet of Destin Water Users, Inc., passed the gavel to incoming 2018 Chairman Bob Perry of Destin Commons. More than 130 ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 10 – On Jan. 9, Emerald Coast Weight Loss celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Valparaiso chambers of commerce.Emerald Coast Weight Loss offers patients the ability to lose weight quickly and easily without excessive dieting and exercise. Its program is unique, safe, effective, proven, time-tested, and doctor supervised, according ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 20 – On Dec. 19, Intrigue celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Carla Mitchell, owner of Intrigue, offers event planning, fundraising assistance, and fashion show coordination services. Using her experience as a professional model, she also offers personal development and modeling classes.For more information, to plan your next fundraising event, or to learn more ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 19, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 19 – On Dec. 12, Florida Wholesale Floors celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Florida Wholesale Floors offers tile, hardwood, luxury vinyl plank, carpet, cabinets, and countertops for your new construction or home remodeling needs. Its hours are Monday – Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit the showroom at 73 Business ...read more
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    Friday, December 15, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 15 – On Dec. 14, the Destin Chamber celebrated its Annual Holiday Party & Awards Gala presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital. Almost 250 Chamber members were present to witness the festivities, held at the Destin luxury resort The Henderson. The awards were presented by Chamber Chairman Lockwood Wernet, Destin Water Users, Inc. For her years of ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 12 – On Dec. 11, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center celebrated its new rooftop helipad with the Destin and Greater Fort Walton Beach chambers of commerce and other community leaders. The helipad was moved to the rooftop to allow for expansion and growth of the main ER. The ER expansion includes two ambulance bays, a level II trauma center, more emergency treatment rooms, an ...read more
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    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    Toys for Tots Drop Off LocationCentennial Bank is proudly participating in the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots toy collection drive. We are accepting new, unwrapped toys from now until Friday, Dec. 15, at our Destin branch, located at 34855 Emerald Coast Parkway. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hero’s Home Celebration Join Building Homes for Heroes for an amazing ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 6 – On Dec. 5, Harbor Sign Company celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Harbor Sign Company, located at 501 Harbor Blvd. Unit F, in Destin, offers a number of high-quality printing services with a speedy turnaround. These services include banners, magnetics, real estate signs, boat and car decals, canvas photo prints, and more. Owners Rick Seevers and Geoff ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 28 – On Nov. 27, Destin Chamber 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) 351-0672 or visit www.destinsnowbirds.org. 
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    Friday, November 17, 2017
    Graphic Strategist Wins Graphic Design USA Graphic Design USA recently announced its 2017 American Health & Wellness Design Awards. From more than 1,000 entries, only a handful were selected as winners. Among those awarded included local business owner Lacey Pyle of Graphic Strategist for the design of the Three H Medical logo, seen left.  "The performance is, in a nutshell, exceptional," ...read more
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    Friday, November 03, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 3 – On Nov. 2, ENGEL & VöLKERS celebrated the grand opening of its Destin office with a ribbon cutting.ENGEL & VöLKERS is a global company and lifestyle brand providing high quality services for those seeking to buy and sell real estate properties.Visit Owner Leigh Ann Fincher and Broker Brian Beasley at its Destin office, located at 4447 Commons Dr. E. Ste. K-109. Office hours ...read more
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    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 26 – On Oct. 24, Emerald Coast Bar & Grill, a full service bar, restaurant, and coffee kiosk located inside the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS), held a ribbon cutting with the Destin, Crestview Area, and Greater Fort Walton Beach chambers of commerce. The restaurant is operated by Oakwells CR LLC. It is an “excellent place to grab a drink and bite to eat either before ...read more
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    Friday, October 20, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 20 – On Oct. 19, Chipser Wealth Management, LLC, held a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber to celebrate its new location. “We’ve had four great years in Destin and look forward to serving investors here for many more,” said Brett S. Chipser, Managing Principal. As a full-service investment firm, Chipser Wealth Management, LLC, offers a complete spectrum of financial ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 18 – On Oct. 17, Bella Sera Bistro celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Visit this local Italian restaurant offering beautiful harbor views, inside and outside dining, and live entertainment. Enjoy pizza, pasta, steaks, and more. Bella Sera Bistro offers Happy Hour from 4 – 5 p.m., with half price apps, pizza, and drink specials.The restaurant is located at 2 ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 18 – On Nov. 9, kick off your holiday season – and shopping – in style with the 5th Annual Bourbon at the Bay presented by Harrison Sale McCloy. 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 Yacht Club from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Tickets are on ...read more
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    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 12 – On Oct. 11, Murphy USA celebrated a groundbreaking with the Destin Chamber. Murphy USA's vision is to deliver the quickest, most friendly service and a low price value proposition to its growing customer base for the products and markets it serves. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of construction for its brand new 1200-square-foot retail fueling station at 15051 ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 11 – On Oct. 10, Foundations Medical Center celebrated its new Destin office with a ribbon cutting.Foundations Medical Center is a comprehensive medical practice dedicated to promoting health, preventing disease, and managing chronic illness and the destructive process of aging. It utilizes many different treatment modalities from both traditional and alternative approaches. “We ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 10 – On Oct. 6, TEL Staffing & HR celebrated its new Destin office with a ribbon cutting.Offering payroll, employee benefits, workers compensation, human resources, and staffing solutions, TEL Staffing & HR is a dependable, hard-working, and trusted partner to take your SMB or non-profit organization to the next level, simplify your life, and maximize profits. Visit the Destin ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 4 – On Oct. 3, Eloquent Signs celebrated one year in business with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Eloquent Signs is a full service professional design company. Its products include large format printing, vehicle wraps, trade show displays, point of sale displays, murals, signs, banners, stationary, and much more.It offers “creative designs, quality craftsmanship, and ...read more
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    Friday, September 29, 2017
    Ruiz Appointed to Okaloosa TDCThe Okaloosa County Commission recently appointed three people, including Destin Commons' Director of Marketing Heather Ruiz, to four-year unpaid terms on the county’s Tourist Development Council (TDC). Under the oversight of the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners, the TDC is run by county staff and an appointed council of nine individuals who are directly ...read more
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    Friday, September 22, 2017
    Arc Receives $2,500 from Destin CommonsIn July, Destin Commons held its 7th Annual Smoke on the Coast & Fireworks Festival. This was its biggest one ever with more than 15,000 locals and visitors coming to the outdoor lifestyle center to enjoy the festivities. The Arc of the Emerald Coast was one of the 18 local non-profit participating in this year’s event. Seen here, The Arc of the Emerald Coast ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 20 – On Sept. 19, new member Brezzin Entertainment, LLC, celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Brezzin Entertainment, LLC, specializes in Jazz, Caribbean, and popular listening and dancing musical entertainment for special events, parties, weddings, corporate events, and concerts.“Our goal is to create a fun atmosphere and an unforgettable music experience for ...read more
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    Monday, September 18, 2017
    Hurricane Irma Donation Drive Based on the American Red Cross’ current needs, the Air Force Enlisted Village is collecting the following items for Hurricane Irma victims: packaged foods such as granola bars, cookies, chips, crackers, etc.; baby supplies, such as wipes, diapers of all sizes, and receiving blankets; linens such as clean sheets, pillow cases, blankets, towels,wash cloths, and new ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    OneBlood to Resume Blood Donations Following Hurricane Irma OneBlood will resume blood collections, effective Tuesday, Sept. 12. All blood types are needed; however, there is an urgent need for platelet donors and people with O negative blood. Hurricane Irma forced OneBlood to suspend operations for three days, and, as a result, there is an urgent need to replenish the area's blood supply.  Donors ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    I would like to share with you my thoughts on a few things that have been happening around town lately.   The first item of concern is the City of Destin Comprehensive Plan.  The City recently adopted revisions to the Comprehensive Plan to address concerns that had been raised with the tier system that everyone agreed allowed development that was too intense. Shortly after the adoption of the ...read more
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    Friday, September 01, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 1 – On Aug. 31, new member CoCard PBS celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.CoCard PBS, which has been in business for 23 years, offers point of sale solutions, gift cards, check services, loans, business to business processing, ATM solutions, and more.“We strive to maximize the most cost effective products for your business,” explained Kelly Briglia.CoCard PBS is ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    Americans Urged to Donate Blood in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey and its associated flooding are impacting the nation’s blood supply. The AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism is urging eligible donors across America, especially those with type O-positive blood, to make and keep donation appointments as soon as possible.    To host ...read more
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    Friday, August 18, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 18 – On Aug. 17, new member Aire Serv of the Emerald Coast celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Locally owned and operated, Aire Serv of the Emerald Coast offers heating and air conditioning installation and service.It provides “world-class customer service,” explained Operations Manager Kelly Briglia. “We continuously strive to maximize internal and external ...read more
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    Friday, August 11, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 11 – After many conversations between representatives from the Destin Chamber of Commerce and the Okaloosa County School District, a plan that will lead to a Destin High School is being finalized. For this to become a reality, a half-cent sales tax benefiting the school district must be passed. Not only will it create a Destin High School, but it will allow for much needed ...read more
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    Friday, August 11, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 11 – On Aug. 10, new member Graphic Strategist celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Lacey Pyle, owner/web and graphic designer of Graphic Strategist, offers website design and hosting, logos, print design, branding and brand strategy, social media strategy and planning, creative writing, and photography services.“I am a highly competent, full-service creative ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 9 – On Aug. 8, Lena Ellen Boutique celebrated the grand opening of its new Destin location with a ribbon cutting.“We are a young contemporary clothing boutique specializing in women’s clothing and accessories,” explained Jannah Jeffcoat, who owns the store with her mother Daphne Hardage. The store is named after Jeffcoat’s late grandmother, Lena Ellen, and it also has locations ...read more
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    Friday, July 28, 2017
    Destin, Fla., July 27 –The 6th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19, in the beautiful emerald green Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Fla. This stand up paddle board race is open to all skill and age levels and offers opportunities to race for the entire family. It includes a Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, ...read more
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    Friday, July 28, 2017
    Destin, Fla., July 28 – On July 27, Executive Air, LLC, celebrated its new location with a ribbon cutting.Executive Air, LLC, offers cooling and heating repair, installation, maintenance, and service. It is locally owned, Veteran owned, and Veteran employed. A percentage of its proceeds are donated to multiple charities.Visit the new location at 4012 Commons Dr. W. #106, in Destin. For details, ...read more
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    Friday, July 21, 2017
    Destin, Fla., July 21 – On July 20, Kitchen Designs celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Kitchen Designs is a full service kitchen and bath remodeling and construction company. Its experts can assist you with layout options, cabinets, granite, marble, and more. It manufactures its own Silver Series Cabinets.Visit Kitchen Designs at 2890 U.S. Hwy. 98 W. Unit A, in Santa Rosa Beach. ...read more
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    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Destin, Fla., June 30 – On June 29, Real Estate Professionals of NW FLA, Inc., celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Real Estate Professionals of NW FLA, Inc., offers commercial and residential real estate sales in Northwest Florida. Agents in the new company have the option of becoming a brokerage stockholder, giving them an ownership position, without the overhead expenses and ...read more
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    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Destin, Fla., July 14 – On July 13, Stubbs Orthodontics celebrated its second location with a ribbon cutting.Stubbs Orthodontics is an orthodontics specialist practice offering traditional metal braces, clear and ceramic braces, SmartClip braces, Invisalign & Invisalign Teen, pediatric dental care, and procedures. “We have an effective orthodontic treatment for every smile, and we provide ...read more
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    Thursday, June 29, 2017
    Concealed Weapon License Renewal As of April 4, Florida Residents are able to renew and receive their statewide Concealed Weapon License at the Crestview and Niceville Branches of the Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office. Applicants will need to make an appointment for this service. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (850) 651-7300 or visiting www.OkaloosaTax.com.CBA & Partner to Conduct ...read more
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    Thursday, June 29, 2017
    Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso Makes Donation to MuseumStacey Strum and C.J. McEntire with the Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso present Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Manager Gina Marini (center) with a $500 donation and volunteers for balloon sales during the 41st Saturday in the Park Heritage Festival, which was held on April 29.  Poelstra Completes 200 Patient Procedures with ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    Destin, Fla., June 21 – On June 20, American Family Care (AFC) celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. AFC, a national provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, opened its first Okaloosa County location at 1012 Hwy. 98 E. #100, in Destin. This is its 10th Florida location. During the past 35 years, AFC has evolved the concept of non-emergency room urgent care with more ...read more
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    Monday, June 19, 2017
      Destin, Fla., June 19 – On June 9, the Destin Chamber presented $500 donations to the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Posse, in appreciation of their assistance during Destin’s 7th Annual Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K, 10K & 15K. The CBA is committed to sustaining and providing optimum utilization of the Choctawhatchee Basin watershed. Since the race courses ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2017
    Destin, Fla., June 12 – On June 9, Progressive Management of America, Inc., celebrated its new Destin office with a ribbon cutting.Progressive Management of America offers real estate asset management services and has been in business for 22 years.“We work together to create value, build loyalty, and provide quality management to our clients,” explained owner Michael G. Kent. The new office is ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    Congratulations to the 18 chamber members who graduated as members of the 2017 Destin Forward class.  The ceremony was held in early May.  This class completed their work in the community by completing their class project, a partnership with the City of Destin recreation department that refurbished and updated the playground areas at Buck Destin Park on Legion Drive.  This project will have a ...read more
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    Friday, June 02, 2017
    Destin, Fla., June 2 – On June 1, The Melting Pot celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.The Melting Pot offers an interactive fondue dining experience. It is perfect for intimate dining, groups, or kids. Walk-ins and reservations are accepted. Outdoor seating is available. For a full list of its specials, including happy hour, holiday menus, ladies’ night out, service industry night, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    Destin, Fla., May 31 – On May 30, the Institute of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Health & Hormones celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Utilizing the most current practices, therapies, and nutritional and pharmacological treatments, the Institute of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Health & Hormones offers complete care for diabetes, thyroid and endocrine issues, weight loss, anti-aging, and ...read more
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    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Destin, Fla., May 25 – On May 24, Resorts Realty Group celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.In business for more than 26 years, Resorts Realty Group offers luxury vacation rentals, long term rentals, and real estate services along the Emerald Coast. For details, call (850) 837-3521 or visit www.resortsrealty.com.  
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Gulfarium Provides Financial Support Towards Saving the World's Smallest Porpoise From Extinction Without action, the world's smallest porpoise, the vaquita, is facing imminent extinction. Fewer than 30 remain on the planet. An emergency action plan has been developed by the Consortium for Vaquita Conservation, Protection and Rescue (CPR). Representatives from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park were ...read more
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    Friday, May 19, 2017
    Destin, Fla., May 19 – On May 18, DestinGolf.Info celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.DestinGolf.Info is a golf travel planning site for avid golfers traveling to Northwest Florida. It offers a golf course directory, stay and play packages, lessons, Golf4Kids, videos, and more. Email subscribers will receive a quarterly email detailing the best bargains on green fees, lodging, ...read more
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    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Destin, Fla., May 18 – On May 17, Lopifit US Mex Carib celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Looking for a different way to move? Try Lopifit, an electric treadmill bike! It offers a low impact, high cardio, outdoor workout. The bike is propelled by battery with a range of 30 to 50 or more miles per charge. Its adjustable speed gears allow the rider a range of 4 to 17 miles per hour. ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Destin, Fla., May 17 – On May 16, Destin Event & Meeting Facility celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Planning a meeting, reception, or special event in Destin? Destin’s newest event and meeting facility can accommodate up to 216 people in a large hall and up to 42 in a more intimate space. It features a large commercial kitchen with a separate serving area, A/V capabilities, and a ...read more
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    Monday, May 15, 2017
    Destin, Fla., May 15 – On May 12, Liv Pies Bakery celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Liv Pies Bakery is a small, family-owned, full scale bakery. Chef Heather Regan has perfected specialty dietary recipes giving considerations to GF, vegan, dairy free, and other allergies. Visit the bakery at 833 Harbor Blvd. #19, in Destin.For details, call (850) 460-8448 or visit ...read more
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    Friday, May 12, 2017
    Destin, Fla., May 12 – On May 11, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Max Muscle Sports Nutrition’s certified nutrition coaches offer detailed InBody analysis, free nutrition consultation, customized meal planning, and quality nutritional products. Visit the store in City Market Destin Beachside, at 36150 Emerald Coast Pkwy. #107. For more information, ...read more
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    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Destin, Fla., May 11 – On May 8, Pazzo Italiano Ristorante & Bar celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Pazzo Italiano Ristorante & Bar is a new family-style, Italian restaurant, located in the Barnes & Noble Shopping Center at 34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Unit 114, in Destin. It serves lunch, dinner, drinks, and coffee. Groups and kids are welcome. For details, ...read more
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    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Destin, Fla., May 11 – On May 10, Evolve Fitness – Miramar Beach celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Evolve Fitness is a 2,500-square-foot functional fitness studio. It offers high intensity interval training, cardio classes, personal training, boot camp styled transformation programs, and open gym hours, and it is the home of Crossfit Miramar Beach. For details, call (850) ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Destin, Fla., May 10 – On May 9, the Destin Chamber of Commerce celebrated the graduation of 18 business professionals from its 9th Destin Forward class. During the event, the prestigious Destin Forward Leadership Award, chosen by class vote, was presented to Jessica Johnsey, Destin Commons. In the photo below, Johnsey is presented the award by Chamber Chairman Lockwood Wernet, Destin Water Users, ...read more
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    Monday, May 08, 2017
    Destin, Fla., May 4 – On May 3, Shoreline Church celebrated the completion and dedication of its new Destin home, the former Nightown building, with a ribbon cutting. Shoreline Church’s goal is to “change people’s perception of God by changing their perception of church,” according to ShorelineChurch.net. It hosts weekend services, life groups, and serving opportunities for its members and the ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    Destin, Fla., May 3 – Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law (HSMc) demonstrated its support of the Destin Chamber and Destin community by investing in the Chamber’s highest membership level, Trustee. “The firm Harrison Sale McCloy has become successful by working with a wide range of local and regional businesses and individuals throughout Northwest Florida.  Our foundation has always been in ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    John Donne wrote: “No man is an island, entire of itself…” Meaning that human beings do not thrive when isolated from others.  You may ask what in the heck does that have to do with the Chamber of Commerce?  I think it has a lot to do with the Chamber, and it represents a paradigm shift that we need to embrace.   When you look at Northwest Florida, you realize that we, the communities of ...read more
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    Friday, April 21, 2017
    Photo: The Life’s A Beach team, with members (L – R) Dave Henderson, Dale Peterson, Geoff Brower, and Rick Seevers, was the tournament’s winning team. Destin, Fla., April 21 – Almost 100 golfers teed off in the Destin Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Tax Relief Golf Tournament Sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. The tournament was held April 20, at Emerald Bay Golf Club. Life’s A ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    Destin, Fla., April 18 – On April 12, Bijoux De Mer Fine Jewelry celebrated its Destin gallery with a ribbon cutting. For beautiful, handcrafted jewelry for everyday or a special event, visit the new gallery in City Market Destin Bayside. Bijoux De Mer means “jewels of the sea,” and jeweler Renee Launiere works primarily with pearls.“Her jewelry can be described as bold and innovative, yet retain ...read more
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    Friday, April 14, 2017
    As you know, in 2013, the Florida Legislature created Triumph Gulf Coast, a nonprofit corporation to administer the funds as a result of the BP settlement from Deepwater Horizon.  Triumph funding was to be used for programs and projects that encourage economic recovery in the eight Northwest Florida coastal counties.  There are two bills in the Florida Legislature relating to the management of ...read more
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    Friday, April 07, 2017
    Destin, Fla., April 7 – On April 6, Scenic Sotheby's International Realty celebrated its new Destin office with a ribbon cutting. Scenic Sotheby's International Realty is locally owned and operated. It specializes in luxury real estate, from Panama City Beach, along Scenic Highway 30A, and into Destin. It has been in the Northwest Florida real estate market for almost 20 years.Visit the new office ...read more
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    Thursday, April 06, 2017
    Destin, Fla., April 6 – The Chamber's Annual Tax Relief Golf Tournament Sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals tees off on Thursday, April 20, with a noon shotgun start at Emerald Bay Golf Club. This 4-person scramble offers outstanding networking and advertising opportunities for all members, avid golfers and non-golfers alike. Golfers, sponsors, and door prizes are still being ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 05, 2017
    With the title of this column, I don’t mean victory.  Well, not directly.  It is a victory for Northwest Florida that we have hundreds of millions of dollars coming to us in BP fine money.  What I really mean is that Triumph is one of the hot buzz words around here right now.   That’s because of Triumph Gulf Coast, the “board” that will determine what projects deserve funding from this fine ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 04, 2017
    Southern Residential Leasing Announces New Division Leaders, New WebsiteSouthern Residential Leasing announced restructuring of the company's management team, as well as the launch of its new website. Tracy Jackson, who now serves as operations manager, has been with Southern since 2012 and was named Chapter President for the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) in 2013. ...read more
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    Monday, April 03, 2017
    Destin, Fla., April 3 – On April 3, Culver’s of Destin celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting.For signature Butterburgers and fresh frozen custard, visit the new restaurant at 12450 Emerald Coast Pkwy., in Miramar Beach. Walk-ins, groups, and kids are welcome, and outdoor seating is available. For details, visit www.culvers.com or call (850) 424-4700.  
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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Destin, Fla., March 28 – On March 28, Tropical Smoothie Café celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting.Founded in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant concept inspiring healthy lifestyles across the country. With snack and meal options for any time of day, Tropical Smoothie Café serves smoothies, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. It has 540 locations ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    Destin, Fla., March 22 – On March 21, Diamond Resorts International and Embarq™ - Sandestin celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber of Commerce.Embarq™ - Sandestin is located in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Its 77 condos, 1-bedroom and larger, provide many conveniences found at home, including full kitchens. Visit the resort at 8626 Baytowne Ave. E., in Miramar Beach. For ...read more
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    Friday, March 17, 2017
    Destin, Fla., March 17 – On March 16, Zimmerman Sports Chiropractic celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber of Commerce. Zimmerman Sports Chiropractic offers an integrative biomechanical approach to provide elite athlete level care to all patients. You may visit the office at 12815 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Ste. 108,  in Miramar Beach. For details on services or to schedule an appointment, ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    Destin, Fla., March 15 – The 6th Annual Paddle at the Porch, a stand up paddle board race, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19, in the beautiful emerald green Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Fla. It offers races for all skill and age levels, with its Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race. The weekend fun ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    Children In Crisis Receives $1,000 from FWB Medical Auxiliary The Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Auxiliary recently presented a check for $1,000 to Children in Crisis (CIC). Seen here, Ginger Kelley and Frances Catlett, both of the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Auxiliary, present the donation to Ken Hair, CIC president and CEO.  The donation will help feed the more than 100 at-risk children ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 22 – On Feb. 16, Home2 Suites by Hilton celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting.Home2 Suites by Hilton is just a short 3-minute walk to Destin's sugar white sandy beaches. It offers pet friendly suites with a kitchen and separate living and sleeping area, outdoor saline pool, free breakfast, free WiFi, laundry and fitness facilities, and much more.It is located at ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 22 – For the tenth year, the Destin and Greater Fort Walton Beach chambers of commerce 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 2, join both chambers and their members at the Emerald Coast Convention Center to learn about, enjoy samples from, and ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    As we all know, our area is largely dependent upon tourism, making our beaches and the Gulf of Mexico vital to our economy. Since 1983, federal policies have protected the eastern Gulf of Mexico, restricting oil and natural gas drilling exploration. The area is part of the military's Joint Gulf Range Complex, which allows for real-time military testing and training. It is designated by the ...read more
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    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 16 – On Feb. 15, the new Destin ER celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting. The new Destin ER will be open 24 hours per day, seven days a week, and it will be staffed with experienced ER physicians, nurses, and technicians. It will also be equipped with advanced technology, including lab services, X-rays, and CT. The new Destin ER, which is affiliated with Fort ...read more
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    Thursday, February 09, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 9 – On Feb. 8, BluePoint Financial, LLC, celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. BluePoint Financial, LLC, a locally owned accounting firm, specializes in tax preparation and strategic financial counseling for businesses and individuals. For more information, visit its location at 151 Regions Way, Ste. 6B, in Destin; visit www.bluepointcpa.com online; or call (850) ...read more
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    Friday, February 03, 2017
    Boeing Employees Donate Food to CIC ChildrenEmployees of the local Boeing Company of Fort Walton Beach held a food drive and fundraiser for the kids living at Children in Crisis (CIC). Along with the huge donation of food, the membership presented gift cards to help provide a home and care for the more than 100 children that call CIC home. Seen here, Kevin Sparks, Angelika Guenther, Henry Sanders, ...read more
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    Thursday, February 02, 2017
    In December, workers' comp rates increased by 14.5 percent. The rate increase was approved by the Office of Insurance Regulation as a result of recent Florida Supreme Court decisions relating to attorney fee caps. In response to this rate hike, the Destin Chamber Board of Directors passed a resolution encouraging the Florida Legislature to implement reforms to address attorney fees.Click here to ...read more
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    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 26 – On Jan. 26, the Destin Walmart Supercenter celebrated its new curbside grocery service with a ribbon cutting. Customers may now order groceries by visiting www.walmart.com and pick them up, curbside, at the Destin location. Orders may be placed up to three weeks in advance. Pick up hours are Monday through Sunday, from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. The Destin Walmart is located at ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 24 – On Jan. 20, Buck CPA LLC celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Buck CPA LLC specializes in tax resolution for small businesses and individuals. For assistance with tax preparation, IRS audits, and more, please call (712) 210-2474 or (888) 364-4496 or visit www.buckcpa.com.  
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    Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 18 – Destin's 7th Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K & 15K is set for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017! The 10K is USA Track & Field-certified, and the 15K is new to the event this year. All courses are set along Destin streets with peek-a-boo water views. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of Northwest Florida State College, which restores and ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 10 – On Jan. 3, Power House Ministries Foundation celebrated the opening of its TAP (Training, Activating and Participating) Training Center in Destin with a ribbon cutting. Power House Ministries Foundation’s goal is to train people for evangelism and missionary work to help fulfill their calling in market place ministry. “We believe [by] investing time and effort into ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    Freedivers Donate Fish to Shelter HouseResidents in Shelter House’s emergency shelter recently received a rare treat – fresh fish straight from the Gulf. The generous donation of more than 50 pounds of fish came from a spearfishing tournament held by the Agua Verdes Freedive Club. The Panhandle Freedive Classic drew 10 teams and a total of 42 divers. After bringing their catch to Harbor Docks for ...read more
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    Friday, December 16, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 16 - On Dec. 15, the Destin Chamber celebrated its 50 years of service to the Destin community, during the 50th Anniversary Gala & Awards Ceremony presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital. The grand event, which was held at Destin’s newest luxury resort, The Henderson, culminated in a champagne toast led by 14 of the Chamber’s past chairmen and ...read more
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    Thursday, December 08, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 8 – On Dec. 7, Longhorn Steakhouse celebrated its 20th anniversary in Destin with a ribbon cutting. Visit Longhorn Steakhouse for expertly grilled steak uniquely seasoned in its secret signature spice blend, hand-chopped salads, seasonal sides, freshly baked honey wheat bread, signature desserts, and ice cold beer and beverages. It is open seven days a week for lunch and ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 29, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 29 – On Nov. 21, Med-Spa of Destin & Sandestin celebrated its Sandestin location with a ribbon cutting. Med-Spa of Destin & Sandestin offers medical aesthetics and anti-aging services, including medical grade facials, Botox, derma filler injections, micro needling collagen PIN treatments, customized medical weight loss services through DNA testing, and massages. It also carries ...read more
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    Thursday, November 17, 2016
    Gonzalez joins World Impact Real EstateRick Gonzalez is World Impact Real Estate’s newest realtor. Gonzalez spent the majority of his childhood in the UK, as his father was stationed there in the Air Force. He moved to Fort Walton Beach in 1989 and graduated from Choctawhatchee High School two years later. He then served in the US Navy until 1999. He has experience in vacation property management ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 15 – On Nov. 15, Destin 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) 351-0672 or visit ...read more
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    Thursday, November 03, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 3 – On Nov. 17, kick off your holiday season – and shopping – in style with the 4th Annual Bourbon at the Bay sponsored by Smileology Cosmetic, Implant & Family Dentistry. 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 Yacht Club from ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 26 – On Oct 25, The Canvas Lady commemorated its 15th year of business in Destin with a ribbon cutting.The Canvas Lady is a specialty custom marine canvas, indoor/outdoor furniture cushion, and upholstery shop. Visit the shop at 124 Benning Dr. Ste. 4, in Destin.For details, call (850) 974-6090 or visit www.thecanvasladyofdestin.com.
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    Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 26 –On Oct. 26, Great Clips celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Great Clips offers value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women, and children. No appointments are needed. You may visit the new location in the 98 Palms Shopping Center at 981 U.S. Hwy. 98 E., in Destin.For details, call (850) 424-5154 or visit www.greatclips.com/salons/0332.  
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    Friday, October 21, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 21 –On Oct 19, Miramar Beach Dental & Orthodontics celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Miramar Beach Dental & Orthodontics offers preventative and cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, Invisalign, sleep disorders, sleep apnea, TMJ pain, facial wrinkle treatment with Botox and Juvederm, and more. Visit the office at 77 South Shore Dr., in Miramar Beach. For details ...read more
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    Thursday, October 13, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 13 – On Oct 12, Grand Fitness celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Grand Fitness, located at Grand Boulevard, is an exclusive, high-end 20,000-square-foot fitness facility. Locally owned and operated, the facility has more than 30 pieces of top-of-the-line cardio equipment, 70 pieces of state-of-the-art strength training equipment, free weights, and much more. ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    Destin Commons Wins Landscaping AwardDestin Commons was the proud recipient of the inaugural “Best Landscaping Award” given by Trees Destin and the Destin Chamber of Commerce. BrightView is responsible for the landscaping at Destin Commons. They uphold stringent guidelines as directed by the Center’s green initiatives by constantly upgrading and changing plant materials, trimming, and keeping in ...read more
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    Friday, October 07, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 7 – On Oct 6, G&Company celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. G&Company, formerly known as Geana's Art Gallery, provides everything you need floor to ceiling, wall to wall, from beautiful and original artwork to custom framing and interior design.Visit Destin’s largest art gallery in City Market Beachside, between Cuvee Bistro and Tuscany Restaurant. Its address ...read more
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    Thursday, October 06, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 6 – On Oct 5, Destin Tax House, LLC, celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Destin Tax House, LLC, is family owned and operated by Destin locals with 20 years of experience. Let these certified tax professionals assist you with state and federal tax returns, record keeping, IRS audit assistance, authorized ERO, amended returns, electronic filing, form review, and ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 28 – On Sept. 27, The Sewing Corner celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. From machines, tools, and supplies to fabric and vinyl, The Sewing Corner offers all your design and product needs for sewing, quilting, embroidery, serging, and more. Training is available. Visit The Sewing Corner at 73 Business Centre Dr., in Miramar Beach. For details, please call (850) ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 29 – On Sept. 28, Dare Devil Society celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Dare Devil Society offers personalized and themed catering with a focus on liquor, beer, and wine knowledge. Services include wine cellar organization and management, team building, staff trainings, pre-parties, creative events, and more.For details, please call (404) 790-5585 or visit ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 30 – On Sept. 29, Destin Beach Photography Company celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Destin Beach Photography Company offers beach, wedding, and event photos, as well as engagement, senior, maternity, and school athletic portraits. It also offers complete videography services and has a team of expert designers, graphic artists, and certified ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 5 – Destin's 7th Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K & 15K sponsored by Shoreline Church is set for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017! The 10K is USA Track & Field-certified, and the 15K is new to the event this year. All courses are set along Destin streets with peek-a-boo water views. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of Northwest Florida State ...read more
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    Thursday, September 22, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 22 –On Sept. 21, Emerald Coast Title Services, LLC, and Harrison Sale McCloy celebrated their new location with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. The new location is 35008 Emerald Coast Pkwy., in Destin.Emerald Coast Title Services, LLC, is a full service real estate title company, specializing in commercial, residential, and condominium real estate closings, as well as ...read more
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    Thursday, September 22, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 22 – On Sept. 21, First Partners Bank celebrated its new location with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. First Partners Bank offers personal and commercial banking, mortgage, and investment services. Visit the new location at 35008 Emerald Coast Pkwy., in Destin. For more information, visitwww.FirstPartnersBank.com or call (850) 837-1084.  
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    Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 21 – On Sept. 20, Perfect Imprints celebrated its new location with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Perfect Imprints is a creative marketing agency equipped to help market your company through graphic design, promotional products, screen printing, and more. Visit the new location at 709 Eglin Pkwy. N.E., in Fort Walton Beach. For details, call (850) 200-4020 or ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    Destin, Fla. (September 19, 2016) – Trees Destin, in conjunction with the Destin Chamber, recently announced and awarded the first ever Corporate Landscaping Award to Destin Commons. The award originates from a partnership between the local non-profit and the Destin Chamber. Each quarter, the organizations will receive nominations of businesses in the community, who are also Destin Chamber ...read more
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    Thursday, September 15, 2016
    Emergency Bridge Loan Program Activated to Aid Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Hermine Florida businesses that have been impacted by Hurricane Hermine may now apply for short-term, interest-free loans through the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. Activated recently by Gov. Rick Scott, the bridge loan program helps bridge the gap for small businesses between the time impact ...read more
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    Thursday, September 15, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 15 – On Sept. 14, Children In Crisis (CIC) celebrated the opening of its newest family foster home, the Ty Autry Pennington Home, with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Children in Crisis provides a home to the abused, abandoned, and neglected children in Okaloosa, Walton, Escambia, and Santa Rosa counties. Since 2008, it has given a home to more than 650 children ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 14 – On Sept. 13, First Watch, The Daytime Café celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. For fresh, made-to-order breakfast, brunch, and lunch served daily from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., visit the new Destin location at 4427 Commons Dr. E., next to Publix. Upon arrival, you are met with a pot of its Sunrise Select Premium coffee. Also enjoy complimentary newspapers ...read more
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    Friday, September 09, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 9 – On Sept. 8, Motion is Life Chiropractic celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Dr. Melissa McKinney, owner of Motion is Life Chiropractic, offers chiropractic care that boosts your health and energy, while educating you about total body wellness. She also offers nutritional counseling, complete with a line of exclusive superfood supplements that you may ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 07, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 7 – On Sept. 6, Charlie Graingers celebrated its new Sandestin location with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. This is the first of three planned locations for Walton and Okaloosa counties. Charlie Graingers offers hot dogs, brisket, barbecue, gumbo, turkey salad, house-made sides, and more. It is “comfort food at a great value,” explained owner Trent Moore. The ...read more
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    Friday, September 02, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 2 – On Aug. 24, Baguette Bistro celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Baguette Bistro’s cuisine is inspired by traditional French and modern Vietnamese cooking.  It offers lunch and dinner seven days per week, group bookings, and catering. Visit the restaurant at 4418 Commons Dr. E. Ste. C, in front of Publix, in Destin. To see a menu, visit ...read more
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    Friday, September 02, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 2 – On Sept. 2, HoneyBaked Ham Company & Café celebrated its new location with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. HoneyBaked Ham Company & Café offers handcrafted HoneyBaked Hams, turkeys, and roasts to grace holiday dinner tables and buffets. It also offers Heat & Share sides, delicious desserts, lunch boxes, catering, and much more. Visit the new location at 137 ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    United Way Kicks Off 2016 Campaign The United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties kicked off its 2016 Annual Campaign on August 16, with its Board of Directors setting a goal of $1,450,000, which represents an ambitious $115,000 increase over the $1,335,000 raised during the 2015 campaign. The 2016 community campaign will run through Nov. 23. If you or your company are interested in learning more ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 23, 2016
    Increase Your Community Awareness with Leadership Okaloosa Would you like to enhance your Okaloosa County knowledge? Join Leadership Okaloosa, a nine month experience designed to enhance your leadership skills and provide community awareness. Hosted from September to May, participants receive classroom training by certified instructors and are given opportunities to interact with various key ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 16, 2016
    Thompson Joins World Impact Real EstateRealtor Charis Thompson is joining World Impact Real Estate. She was raised by two real estate investors in New Braunfels, Texas. She attended the University of Texas as an art major.  When not at the office or with clients, you will find her working on her art, volunteering at the community center, teaching children in the after school program, practicing ...read more
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    Friday, August 12, 2016
    Destin, Fla., August 12 – On Aug. 11, Southern Association Management celebrated its new location with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Southern Association Management offers community association management. It is a team of licensed, educated CAMs and staff accountants with extensive association management and accounting experience. Locally owned and operated, it serves 47 ...read more
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    Thursday, August 11, 2016
    Destin, Fla., August 11 – On Aug. 10, Belle Permanent Cosmetics, LLC, celebrated its ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Belle Permanent Cosmetics, LLC, offers permanent eyeliner, eyebrows, and lips. Aesthetician services include facials, waxing, and wraps. “We offer services to pamper yourself and make your life more relaxing,” explained owner Liz Engstrom, who has 15 years’ experience ...read more
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    Thursday, August 11, 2016
    Photo Credit: Manny Chavez, MC Photo  Destin, Fla., Aug. 11 – The 5th Annual Paddle at the Porch, a stand up paddle board race, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20, in the beautiful emerald green Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Fla. It offers races for all skill and age levels, with its 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, 6-Mile Elite Race, Kids’ ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    Destin, Fla., August 10 – On Aug. 9, Med-Spa of Destin & Sandestin celebrated the grand opening of its Destin location with a ribbon cutting. Med-Spa of Destin & Sandestin offers medical aesthetics and anti-aging services, including medical grade facials, Botox, derma filler injections, micro needling collagen PIN treatments, customized medical weight loss services through DNA testing, and ...read more
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    Monday, August 08, 2016
    Destin, Fla., August 8 – On Aug. 4, Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care Centre celebrated its new and expanded office space in the Sacred Heart Medical Office Building with a ribbon cutting. Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care Centre offers general dermatology for all ages, as well as cosmetic procedures, such Botox and filler; laser procedures, such as skin rejuvenation, tattoo removal, and hair ...read more
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    Monday, August 08, 2016
    Destin, Fla., August 8 – On Aug. 8, the City of Destin and Destin Chamber celebrated the completion of Regions Way with a ribbon cutting. The project was a public/private partnership between the property owners along the once private roadway and the city that allowed the city to acquire the road and make much-needed improvements. The project cost a little more than $200,000, with the property ...read more
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    Thursday, August 04, 2016
    Destin, Fla., July 29 – On July 28, Smileology at Santa Rosa Beach Dental celebrated its recent renovation with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Smileology at Santa Rosa Beach Dental offers general dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and facial esthetics. Dr. Amber Wiebe has been practicing cosmetic, implant, and family dentistry in this area for 15 ...read more
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    Thursday, August 04, 2016
    Destin, Fla., August 4 – On Aug. 2, Is That 4 Me Boutique celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Located in the Shoppes at Paradise Isle, this unique boutique offers women's clothing and accessories, gifts, and more. Visit it at 34940 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Ste. 185, in Destin, or www.isthat4me.com. For details, call (850) 424-4074.   
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    Thursday, August 04, 2016
    Destin, Fla., August 4 – On Aug. 4, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast celebrated the grand opening of its new location at The Market Shops with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. This location offers family medicine; pediatrics; lab and x-ray services; and physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit it at ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 02, 2016
    MKAF Seeks Adult Collaborative Artists for Festival The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) is now accepting applications for the Adult Collaborative Art Exhibit component of the 21st Annual Festival of the Arts, which will be held Oct. 29-30, at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. One of the unique features of the Festival is the Collaborative Art Exhibit, which showcases the work ...read more
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    Thursday, July 28, 2016
    Destin, Fla., July 28 – The 5th Annual Paddle at the Porch, a stand up paddle board race, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20, in the beautiful emerald green Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Fla. It offers races for all skill and age levels, with its 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, 6-Mile Elite Race, Kids’ Fun Paddle, and, new this year, ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    MKAF Announces Winner of 2016 Festival of the Arts Poster ContestMattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) has named Kathleen Broaderick of Miramar Beach the 2016 Festival of the Arts poster contest winner. Recognized as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine art shows, the Festival of the Arts, produced by MKAF, is one of the most anticipated cultural events of the year on the Emerald Coast. This ...read more
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    Thursday, July 21, 2016
    Destin, Fla., July 21 – On July 19, Le Nails in Destin celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Le Nails in Destin offers a full range of expert nail services, including the latest trends. For a list of its manicures and pedicures, as well as its waxing services, visit www.lenailsindestin.com. Bridal parties of five or more will receive a 10 percent discount, and complimentary drinks ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 20, 2016
    Destin, Fla., July 21 – How do you register to vote? Who are the candidates in upcoming state and Federal elections? Will there be any Constitutional Amendments on this year’s ballot? Find answers to these questions and much more on the Destin Chamber’s new website DestinWins.com, a non-partisan news and information resource for voters.             “At a crucial time for the country, the state, ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    Governor Rick Scott Appoints Seven to Judicial Nominating CommissionsRecently, Gov. Rick Scott announced three re-appointments and four appointments to four Judicial Nominating Commissions. His nomination for the Fourteenth Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission is Brandon R. Burg, 33, of Panama City. Burg is an attorney with Harrison Sale McCloy. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    Harrison Sale McCloy Continues ExpansionHarrison Sale McCloy (HSMc) welcomes Attorney Casey J. King. With more than 15 years of practice in both Florida and Alabama, King focuses her practice in the areas of real estate, business, and transactional law. Her career includes working with clients in many areas of civil and commercial litigation, as well as contracts, business law, and real estate. ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    Gulfarium CARE Center Releases Four Rehabilitated Sea Turtles A 14-pound green sea turtle named Asparagus is one of four rehabilitated turtles released to the Gulf of Mexico in the past several days by the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park CARE Center. Asparagus came to the center in May after becoming inadvertently hooked off the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Rehabilitation care included the removal ...read more
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    Friday, July 01, 2016
    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office issued a warning about a scam targeting Destin businesses. Someone claiming to be from Gulf Power is calling businesses stating that the business has not paid the power bill, and the power will be turned off. The person then asks for credit card information. If you receive this call, please do not share your credit card information. Find details below:
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    Friday, July 01, 2016
    Destin, Fla., July 1 – On June 30, Yagoot celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Treat yourself to an organic frozen treat in this new Destin Commons shop. Not only is it delicious, but with active cultures and probiotics, it is also healthy. For details, call (850) 499-8102, visit www.yagoot.com, or follow www.facebook.com/yagootdestin.
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    Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    Wells Fargo Advisors Moves to Grand BoulevardWells Fargo Advisors has relocated its Destin office to 625 Grand Boulevard Ste. 200, in Miramar Beach. The branch has served as a staple in the community for 23 years and currently has nine financial advisors on staff. It offers a complete spectrum of financial products and services to both individuals and businesses.  National Marina Day Volunteers ...read more
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    Thursday, June 23, 2016
    Destin, Fla., June 22 – On June 22, Ben & Jerry’s celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting. Ben & Jerry’s offers ice cream, sundaes, shakes, smoothies, and ice cream. Visit the new store in The Market Shops, located at 9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy., in Miramar Beach. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday, from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. For details, ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    Costa Family McDonalds Makes Donation to CIC ChildrenThe Costa Family McDonalds presented a $1,500 donation to its “McCafe with a Cause” Charity of the Month, Children in Crisis (CIC).  Every Monday, Costa’s McDonalds donates 50 percent of its coffee proceeds to a Charity of the Month. All of Costa’s 19 stores participate in the program that will continue through 2016. Seen here, Roslyn Snyder, ...read more
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    Thursday, June 16, 2016
    Destin, Fla., June 16 – On June 15, Jack of All Trades Productions celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. From weddings and private parties to on-location shoots and commercials, Jack of All Trades Productions and its owner Johnny C can do it all. He offers DJ and emcee services, audio and video production, photography, videography, acting and voice talent, script and editorial ...read more
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    Thursday, June 16, 2016
    Destin, Fla., June 16 – The 5th Annual Paddle at the Porch, a stand up paddle board race, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20, in the beautiful emerald green Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Fla. It offers races for all skill and age levels, with its 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, 6-Mile Elite Race, Kids’ Fun Paddle, and, new this year, Relay. ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    Call to Artists for Juried Art Show The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County calls all visual artists to apply now through July 8, for the A+ Art Series juried show, "Top of the Class," which will take place Aug. 19 through Nov. 9, at the Bayou Arts Center. "Top of the Class" is an annual exhibition presented by the CAA as a continuing effort of its A+Art Committee's mission to showcase ...read more
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    Monday, June 13, 2016
    Destin, Fla., June 13 – On May 31, The Hair Transplant and Restoration Center celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. The Hair Transplant and Restoration Center offers a state-of-the-art hair transplant procedure with no scarring and minimal down time. It also offers free hair loss analysis. The office is located at 82 Mack Bayou Loop, in Santa Rosa Beach. Hours of operation are ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 07, 2016
    Coastal Bank and Trust Makes Donation to MuseumCoastal Bank and Trust is helping to preserve the past for the future by making an annual contribution to support Public Programs and Tours at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Seen here are (left to right) Voni Aquire, personal banker; Debbie Elliott, branch manager; and Gina Marini, museum director.Local Surgeon Specializes in Minimally ...read more
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    Friday, May 27, 2016
    Destin, Fla., May 27 –Join the Destin Chamber on Friday, June 10, for Breakfast on the Bay at LuLu's! Start your day with a beautiful bay view, a hearty breakfast, and networking. The event will feature a meet and greet with Florida House of Representatives District 4 candidates.The cost is $15 for Chamber members that pre-register, $20 for members at the door, and $30 for non-members. For ...read more
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    Thursday, May 26, 2016
    Destin, Fla., May 26 – On May 24, The Spice & Tea Exchange of Destin celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Located in Destin Commons, The Spice & Tea Exchange of Destin offers the finest in savory spices, gourmet teas, and seasonings. Its cooking herbs and 75+ hand-mixed spice blends are hand-selected. Its hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday ...read more
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    Thursday, May 26, 2016
    Destin, Fla., May 26 – On May 25, Proffitt PR celebrated five years in business and the grand opening of its new office space with a ribbon cutting, held in conjunction with the Destin, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Walton Area chambers of commerce. Proffitt PR is a boutique consulting firm, specializing in public relations, strategic marketing, social media, community relations, creative ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    Destin, Fla., May 23 – On May 17, Luxury Estates Auction Company celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Luxury Estates Auction Company is a high-end auction real estate company. Its auction marketing process assures a group of qualified buyers on the day of the auction. The property is then sold at the highest price through a competitive bidding process. For sellers, it creates a ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    Destin, Fla., May 23 – On May 18, Food for Though Outreach celebrated its new Destin pantry with a ribbon cutting. Food for Thought Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization fighting childhood hunger in Okaloosa and Walton counties. It provides backpacks filled with healthy, easy-to-prepare food for students who are dependent on free or reduced school meals. Its goal is to support a ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    City of Destin Announces Interim City Manager The Destin City Council approved a contract on May 16 to hire Carisse LeJeune as the interim city manager, while the council searches for a permanent replacement for outgoing City Manager Greg Kisela. LeJeune is the former assistant city manager of Boynton Beach, Fla., and has served the public sector for the last 15 years. Her resume states that she ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Sacred Heart Nurse Honored with AwardSacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast (SHHEC) recently honored one of its nurses with the 2016 Nurse Excellence Award in recognition of the exceptional care he provides to patients.  Nina Jeffords (right), chief operating officer/chief nursing officer, at Sacred Heart recognized Jeff Moody, RN, of the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit with this ...read more
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    Friday, May 13, 2016
    Destin, Fla., May 13 – On May 11, United Yacht Sales of the Emerald Coast / Destin celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. United Yacht Sales of the Emerald Coast / Destin is a full service yacht brokerage, which also offers marine surveys and captain delivery services. It is part of United Yacht Sales, a nationwide network of yacht brokerages based out of Stuart, Fla. Owner Matt ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Destin, Fla., May 6 – On May 5, the Destin Chamber of Commerce celebrated the graduation of 17 business professionals from its 8th Destin Forward class. During the event, the prestigious Destin Forward Leadership Award, chosen by class vote, was presented to Michelle Sanchez (above, right), Destin Commons. The award was presented by Chamber Chairman Jonathan Ochs, Trustmark National Bank. Destin ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Learn About the Science of… Spirits On May 15, enjoy the Science of… Spirits. Learn all about the science behind distilling with locals, Timber Creek Distillery. Taste a range of spirits including vodka, rum, and whiskey, while learning about the distillation process and what makes each spirit different. Light appetizers will be provided to pair with your tasting. A bus will be provided for $20 ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    Calling CAA Member Artists to Apply for Inclusion in Foster Gallery The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) announces the opening of the Foster Gallery, a CAA member artist co-op gallery located in The Market Shops next to DIG Eatery and the new Ben & Jerry's.  Twelve artists will be chosen to exhibit and work in the gallery during the Summer 2016 exhibit, May 23 - August 26. Please ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    Emerald Coast Theatre Company Hosts EC Live on May 12 Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) is giving the community a chance to take the stage again at EC Live, a fundraiser for ECTC’s educational and professional programming. EC Live, which will be held on May 12 at LuLu’s, is the area's first professional singing competition where one contestant will win a professional studio recording session, ...read more
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    Friday, April 22, 2016
    Destin, Fla., April 22 – More than 100 golfers teed off in the Destin Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Tax Relief Golf Tournament Sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. The tournament was held April 21, at Emerald Bay Golf Club. Payroll Management Inc. (PMI) took home top prize, followed by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. Winner of the Longest ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Set to Celebrate Dolphin's First BirthdayGulfarium Marine Adventure Park is geared up to celebrate a very special birthday as dolphin Kaya turns one year old on Friday, April 29. The public is invited to join in the fun with a spectacular birthday offer all weekend long. Beginning Friday, April 29, through Sunday, May 1, buy one adult admission and get one child ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    TripShock.com Enters Into 16 New Distribution Agreements With Regional Tour & Travel PublishersTripShock.com announced today that it is providing tour and activity booking engines for 16 regional tour and travel publishers. In December 2015, Tripshock.com officially launched its white label platform that allows publishers to sell TripShock tours and activities directly on its website(s). ...read more
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    Monday, April 11, 2016
    Destin, Fla., April 11 – On April 7, Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Family friendly restaurant Graffiti specializes in fresh local seafood, eclectic fair, and coastal cuisine, as well as Italian favorites, such as pasta and pizza. Chef specials are offered daily. The Funky Blues Shack is a full service bar with more than 25 craft beers on tap. ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    United Way Announces Fund Allocations from 2015 CampaignUnited Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties has approved the allocation of funds from the 2015 Campaign to be disbursed to the 40 United Way Partner Agencies. These 40 Partner Agencies will receive the following allocations:  2-1-1 of Northwest Florida - $5,500 American Red Cross - $11,293AMIkids of the Emerald Coast - $12,789The Arc of the ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 22, 2016
    Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Kicks Off 21st Season with ABBAFABIn partnership with Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation kicks off its 21st season with a special performance by critically acclaimed ABBAFAB, a talented, high-energy tribute band for the Swedish pop group sensation, ABBA. The concert is set for Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Dugas Pavilion, ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    ASEC Presents Donation to The Arc of the Emerald CoastThe Autism Society of the Emerald Coast (ASEC) presented a $1,000 donation to The Arc of the Emerald Coast, formerly known as Horizons of Okaloosa County, in appreciation for the use of its facilities, located at 123 Truxton Ave., in Fort Walton Beach.  ASEC utilizes these facilities to hold gatherings of their EMERGE Group and other ...read more
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    Thursday, March 10, 2016
    Destin, Fla., March 10 – For the ninth 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 15, join the Destin, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Valparaiso chambers of commerce, and their members, at the Emerald Coast ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 08, 2016
    Panhandle Craft Distillery Introduces Florida's First BourbonTimber Creek Distillery will launch a new signature line of Florida whiskeys on March 11, at the annual Alys Beach Bourbon, Beer, and Butts Festival. Straight from the Gulf Coast, Timber Creek Distillery handcrafts every batch using the finest grains grown in Florida. Timber Creek whiskeys are made from at least 95 percent Florida ...read more
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    Thursday, March 03, 2016
    Destin, Fla., March 3 – On Feb. 18, Smileology at Bluewater Bay Dental celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Smileology’s mission is to move its patients toward greater health. “We will provide innovative, compassionate care in a non-judgmental environment. We are dedicated to educating our patients and giving them solutions to make knowledgeable decisions about their treatment. ...read more
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    Thursday, March 03, 2016
    Destin, Fla., March 3 – On March 1, new restaurant Everkrisp celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Located at 4463 Commons Dr. W. Ste. 10A, Everkrisp is where farm meets fast food. It is a fast casual, healthy restaurant.“We are committed to the quality of our product and excellent hospitality,” explained owner Ashley McMahon.Its hours are 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. For more information, ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 01, 2016
    Heritage 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run The Heritage 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run is set for Saturday, April 30, beginning at 8 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Runners and walkers will enjoy a 3.1 mile scenic route along beautiful Boggy Bayou.  The first 200 applicants will receive a free t-shirt and goody bag, while supplies last.  Winners in each category will receive a unique ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    United Way Announces Result of 2015 CampaignBetty Brassell, with First City Bank and the 2015 Campaign Chair, along with the Board of Directors for the United Way of Okaloosa Walton County, announced that $1,311,359.39 was raised for Okaloosa and Walton counties due to the generosity of businesses, organizations and individuals that made the campaign a great success. This year’s result is a 7% ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    Newman-Dailey Real Estate Sales Recognizes Green & KirkwoodDiane Green has been named Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division’s Top Producer for 2015. Green was both the top listing agent and top sales agent and is the first female in Newman-Dailey’s Real Estate Sales Division to achieve Top Producer of the Year. Green’s success is directly attributed to her 35 years of experience ...read more
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    Thursday, February 11, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 11 – On Feb. 3, Century 21 Fine Homes & Estates Blue Marlin, formerly known as Blue Marlin Realty Group, held a ribbon cutting to celebrate its new affiliation with Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Century 21 Fine Homes & Estates Blue Marlin provides residential real estate services to buyers and sellers from Pensacola to Panama City. Founded in 2009 as Blue Marlin Realty Group, it ...read more
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    Thursday, February 11, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 11 – On Feb. 4, Float Brothers Float Spa celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Float Brothers Float Spa is a Department of Health-Certified Facility with four 9-foot-long, 5-foot-wide float pods. Each has 10 inches, or roughly 150 gallons, of water with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt. The salt makes the water so dense that users float effortlessly ...read more
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    Thursday, February 11, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 11 – On Feb. 9, Smileology at Miramar Beach celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Smileology’s mission is to move its patients toward greater health. “We will provide innovative, compassionate care in a non-judgmental environment. We are dedicated to educating our patients and giving them solutions to make knowledgeable decisions about their treatment. We strive ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    Art & Craft Vendor Openings for Annual Festival The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida invites Art, Craft, & Antique Vendors for the 40th Saturday in the Park Heritage Festival, to be held on April 30, 2016.  Art and Craft Vendors must produce quality, hand-crafted, original items only. Vendor space is limited. Register today at Heritage-Museum.org, info@heritage-museum.org, or call (850) ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 02, 2016
    OAA Wine Tasting a Success & Grants AwardedThe Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) thanks the Twisted Grape for hosting a wine tasting on Jan. 24, and to Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Emerald Coast Theatre Company, and the OAA Board for donating items to the drawings. Everyone enjoyed live entertainment by the Emerald Coast Chorus, Pyramid Players, and the Fort Walton Beach High School ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    Emerald Coast Boat Club Donates to Children's Center The Children's Center in Fort Walton Beach recently received a $1,600 cash donation from the Emerald Coast Performance Boat Club Inc.  The boat club held a poker run to raise money for The Children’s Center, which is a division of The Arc of the Emerald Coast that has an inclusive environment where children with and without development delays ...read more
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    Thursday, January 21, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 21 – On Jan. 20, Destin Nutrition & Wellness celebrated its ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber of Commerce. Destin Nutrition & Wellness is a new vitamin store located across from Destin Commons near Best Buy, in the Paradise Isle Shopping Center. Its inventory includes high-quality supplements without additives and fillers, vegan and raw products, essential oils, salt ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Tyler Russell of Niceville High School Chosen as 8th Taylor Haugen Trophy WinnerOn Thursday, Jan. 7, Niceville High School Student Tyler Russell was announced as this year’s Taylor Haugen Trophy winner. Tyler is the 8th person to win this coveted award. High school seniors are nominated from their school, one nominee per school, in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties. Nominees are considered ...read more
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    Monday, January 18, 2016
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 18 – The Destin Chamber has a new look! On Friday, Jan. 15, during its Annual Awards & Installation Banquet, the Chamber unveiled its new logo.“I think the new logo certainly reflects what we want to project as our brand.  We’ve captured the tourism component with the waves and colors, but we also captured a growing business community and growing economy with the waves growing ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    Call to Artists for Okaloosa Arts & Culture Fest The Okaloosa Arts Alliance announced a call for artists and crafters for the annual Okaloosa Arts & Culture Fest, which will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the FWB Landing. The annual event features dozens of local artisans and craft vendors, food and beverages, live music, art performances, and free family activities. A ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 05, 2016
    Float Brothers Float Spa Ready to OpenFloat Brothers Float Spa is set to open on Jan. 22, 2016, at 4495 Commons Dr. W. 10B, in Destin. It has enjoyed recent features in Destin Magazine, the national Military Times, iLoveDestin.com, and Natural Awakenings. For details on the float pre-sale, visit https://floatbrothers.tilt.com/float-brothers-float-spa.City of Destin Recognizes Nick Coleman as its ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 30, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 30 – Destin’s 6th Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon Sponsored by Shoreline Church is set for Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. The race features USATF-certified 10K and Half Marathon courses, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. The start/finish line is located at Clement Taylor Park in Destin. Registration for the event is now ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 30, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 30 – Founded in 1966 by Destin visionaries, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off a yearlong 50th Anniversary Celebration at its Jan. 15 Annual Awards & Installation Banquet. Highlights of the event include a new logo reveal, recognition of businesses who have been members since the very beginning, and 2016 board installation. The Chamber will also present its ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 29, 2015
    Knights of Columbus Donate to Sacred Heart Hospital Chapel ImprovementsThe Knights of Columbus Council recently presented a $4,000 check to Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, and Jeff Ryan, chaplain, for improvements to the hospital’s chapel. Sacred Heart chapel is open to patients, families, visitors, and the healthcare team as a place of reverence and prayerful ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 15 – On Dec. 10, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Emerald Coast Funeral Home’s new state-of-the-art facility with a ribbon cutting. Located at 161 Racetrack Rd. NW in Fort Walton Beach, Emerald Coast Funeral Home offers funeral services, planning assistance, permanent memorialization, and Veteran’s services. For ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 15, 2015
    Grace Foundation of Destin Supports Children in CrisisChildren in Crisis is blessed to have amazing house parents that care for the children living at the Children’s Neighborhood. These individuals live on campus with the more than 50 children currently in our care. They give up their homes and their main job is to care for and love these foster children, and they do an amazing job. The ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    Vets Helping Vets AC & Heating System GiveawaySuperior Air Conditioning Company, in partnership with Kick’n Country 103.5 and Classic Rock 95.9, is donating an AC & Heating System to one deserving Active Duty Military or Veteran and their children. The deadline to enter is Dec. 18. The winner will be picked by an American Legion Committee of members from all over Northwest Florida. To enter, ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 01, 2015
    Gulfarium Releases Two Sea Turtles Affected by Fishing DebrisIt was a smooth and joyful return to the Gulf recently for Neptune and Oz, two young sea turtles rescued and in treatment under Gulfarium's Sea Turtle CARE Program. Neptune, a 15-pound Kemp's ridley sea turtle, was discovered tangled in fishing line debris by a boater in Perdido Key, in September. Though Neptune's right front flipper ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    Newman-Dailey Announces Top Agent for 3Q 2015Diane Green has been named Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division’s top producer for the third quarter of 2015. Green was awarded both the Top Listing Agent and Top Sales Agent for the third quarter, ending on Sept. 30, 2015. Green also achieved Top Sales Agent for the month of September, and Mark DeSalvo was Top Listing Agent for the ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    Walk 4 Respect Attendees Pledge to End ViolenceMore than 100 people turned out for the 2nd Annual Walk 4 Respect at Morgan Sports Center in Destin on Halloween morning. The walk brought together youth from Okaloosa and Walton counties, during National Bullying Prevention Month, to talk and learn about healthy, non-violent relationships and treating everyone with kindness and respect. The event ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 17 – CMSgt. (ret.) Skip Overdier was named Retired Military Person of the Year, during the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Nov. 10 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, Alliance ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 17 – On Nov. 17, 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) 351-0672 or visit ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 17 – On Nov. 19, kick off your holiday season – and shopping – in style with the 3rd Annual 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 Yacht Club from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Event ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Volunteer Call for Flutterby Children’s Arts Festival The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County is calling on our community to come have fun and help children participate in this memorable weekend of arts, crafts, music, dance, and much much more! The Flutterby Children’s Arts Festival will be Nov. 14-15, in Rosemary Beach. Individuals, families, groups, and student organizations - get involved ...read more
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    Monday, November 09, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 9 – On Nov. 5, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Avona’s Massages with a ribbon cutting. Avona’s Massages offer massage services, including couple, deep tissue, prenatal, reflexology, sports, therapeutic, geriatric, and more. It also offers facials and body treatments.Visit Avona’s Massages at 737 Harbor Blvd. Ste. 2, in Destin. For ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 03, 2015
    Destin Water Users receives Florida Rural Water Association (FRWA) RecognitionDestin Water Users (DWU) won the Florida Rural Water Association (FRWA) Medium Wastewater Plant of the Year Award, and Joe Fosdick was named FRWA Wastewater Operator of the Year at the FRWA Annual Conference, held recently in Daytona Beach. A medium public waste water system is defined as serving a population greater ...read more
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    Friday, October 30, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 29 – On Oct. 20, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate LexyLeah Athletic Apparel with a ribbon cutting. LexyLeah Athletic Apparel offers high-quality, yoga-inspired workout clothes for men, women, and children. It features brands, such as Beyond Yoga, Hard Tail, Manduka, Nux, Onzie, Limeapple, YogoSmoga, and more. It also carries children’s ...read more
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    Thursday, October 29, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 29 – On Oct. 27, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Studio Blue Pilates with a ribbon cutting. Studio Blue Pilates offers top-of-the-line equipment and quality instruction in a spa-like environment. It has private, semi-private, and group instruction in Pilates and Gyrotonic. Visit the studio at 4507 Furling Ln. Ste. 112, in Destin. For ...read more
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    Thursday, October 29, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 29 – On Oct. 28, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate J. Jerome Miller - Lawyer, P.A., with a ribbon cutting. J. Jerome Miller - Lawyer, P.A., offers legal services, including probate law, trust administration, estate planning, trusts and wills, guardianship, elder law, and municipal law. For details, call (850) 460-7259 or visit his ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    Cruise through the Holidays and Give Unforgettable Memories  Guests can celebrate Thanksgiving on the water on SunQuest Cruises' SOLARIS Thanksgiving Buffet Cruises on Thursday, Nov. 26, with the lunch cruise from 12 - 2 p.m. and the dinner cruise from 6 - 8 p.m. The SOLARIS chefs freshly prepare a cornucopia of coastal and traditional cuisines aboard the yacht’s galley. The Thanksgiving ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    BOTE Announces HDIt's all about the lifestyle, and the HD embodies it. The board that redefined what a SUP should be has been redesigned from the ground up for 2016. The HD is a hybrid between a recreational surf style hull and a displacement touring hull with a "V" nose entry. The design paddles effortlessly, while maintaining excellent stability. Throw in the new Travelink System™, new ...read more
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    Monday, October 19, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 19 – On Oct. 15, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Cinco de Mayo Cocina Mexicana with a ribbon cutting.Cinco de Mayo Cocina Mexicana, a family owned restaurant, offers sit-down dining, to-go orders, and a full service bar.Hours of operation are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. For more information, call (850) 424-5393, visit ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    Live. Shop. Dine. Play. Never Leave Regatta BayFind out why Regatta Bay has all the amenities you need in this four-minute lifestyle video from Destin Custom Home Builders, LLC. BOTE Announces New ProductBOTE Board innovators have found the missing link in the new patent pending Travelink™ Carry System. The Travelink™ system was designed to get you to your paddling spot more easily, comfortably ...read more
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    Monday, October 12, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 12 – On Oct. 12, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate The Regatta Bay Preserve with a ribbon cutting. The Regatta Bay Preserve is a major development within Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club, which includes 21 homes on a 16-acre parcel within the 60-acre nature preserve. This marks the first time since 2005 that a development of this size ...read more
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    Thursday, October 08, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 8 – On Nov. 19, kick off your holiday season – and shopping – in style with the 3rd Annual Bourbon at the Bay sponsored by Coastal Bank and Trust. Sample bourbon, scotch, champagne, and bourbon-infused fudge, 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 Yacht Club from 5:30 ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 07, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 7 – On Oct. 6, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Emerald Coast in a Box with a ribbon cutting. Locally owned and operated, Emerald Coast in a Box is perfect for gifts, weddings, and events. It offers custom boxes filled with local products and souvenirs. Destin in a Box recently launched, and Emerald Coast in a Box is currently ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 06, 2015
    Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Staffing UpdateSacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is pleased to announce the addition of new managers in a few key patient care areas. Steve Hardin, registered nurse with 25 years of healthcare experience, is the new patient care manager of the Family Birth Place. Melissa Day, registered nurse with 13 years of healthcare experience, is the new ...read more
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    Monday, October 05, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 5 – Destin's 6th Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon sponsored by Shoreline Church is set for Jan. 23, 2016! The 10K and Half Marathon courses are USA Track & Field-certified. While all courses are set alongside Destin waterways, the half marathon course yields breathtaking views of the Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin Harbor, and East Pass, as it leads you through ...read more
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    Friday, October 02, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 2 – On Sept. 2, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Richard P. Chern, MD, LLC, with a ribbon cutting. Richard P. Chern, MD, LLC, offers a concierge style practice, allowing for more one-on-one time and individualized care for his patients. His services include family medicine and aesthetics, including Botox, Juvederm, BioTe Hormone ...read more
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    Friday, October 02, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 2 – On Sept. 30, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Westwinds Conference Center with a ribbon cutting. â??Westwinds Conference Center is a premier vacation oasis for business events, retreats, conferences, banquets, and more. It is located steps from the beach inside the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The conference facilities ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    LuLu’s Shares Summers Stats, Shifts Gears to Fall Since opening its doors in mid-June, LuLu’s has served the following: •    16,670 pounds of Wild Gulf Shrimp •    17,474 cups of Gumbo (my grandmother's recipe btw) •    21,616 Kids' Meals •    49,246 Signature Burgers sporting Pimento Cheese & Fried Green Tomatoes •    930 Orders from our Allergy Menu •    6,653 glasses of Un-Sweet Tea •   ...read more
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    Thursday, September 24, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 24 – On Sept. 22, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate EmeraldCoastKids.org with a ribbon cutting.EmeraldCoastKids.org is an online resource guide that supports families by linking kids, teens, and parents with local businesses and professionals. Because of sponsor support, the website is free to use. “The website is useful to everyone... ...read more
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    Thursday, September 24, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 24 – On Sept. 22, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Rollin Smoke BBQ with a ribbon cutting.Visit this Destin Commons restaurant for pulled pork, brisket, and smoked sausage sandwiches; pork nachos; BBQ eggrolls; baby back and spare ribs; daily specials; and more. Rollin Smoke BBQ is located at 4357 Legendary Dr. Ste. D106, in Destin. ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 23 – On Sept. 15, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Porsche of Destin’s emergence into the Destin market with a ribbon cutting. Porsche of Destin offers new and certified pre-owned Porsches, as well as full service and warranty work by Porsche-trained and certified technicians. Porsche of Destin earned “enough sales to be one of the ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 23 – On Sept. 15, Okaloosa County officials, chambers of commerce, and more gathered to celebrate the county’s new administration building with a ribbon cutting.The three-story building will house the Okaloosa County Commission Chambers and offices, the Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office, the Okaloosa County Property Appraiser’s Office, Growth Management, Veteran’s ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 23 – On Sept. 16, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Mama Sherry’s Pizza, Wings & Things with a ribbon cutting.Mama Sherry’s Pizza, Wings & Things is family owned and operated. It offers a full menu of handmade pizza, wings, and more, as well as a full bar.Visit it at 529 Harbor Blvd., in Destin. For details, follow ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 23 – On Sept. 18, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Destination Segway Tours with a ribbon cutting.Destination Segway Tours allows you to glide through paradise. Daily tours include stops at HarborWalk Village overlooking the Destin Harbor, Destin’s original settlement, Clement Taylor Park with a view of Crab Island, and the Destin ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    Call for Volunteers for 20th Annual Festival of the Arts Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation is seeking volunteers for the 20th Annual Festival of the Arts to be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. Various shifts are available, including set up and break down, main entry, artist relief, ArtStop children’s tent, and beverage booths. All ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    First Partners Bank Expanding to FloridaFirst Partners Bank plans to expand its presence to Florida. The Birmingham-based bank recently received approval from the Alabama State Banking Department to open a new loan production office in Santa Rosa Beach. The office will be located on Highway 30A West. First Partners, formed in 2007 as SouthCity Bank, has seen significant growth in recent years and ...read more
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    Friday, September 11, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 11 – On Sept. 9, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Somerby of Santa Rosa Beach with a ribbon cutting. Somerby of Santa Rosa Beach is an active senior living community with 76 assisted living and memory care apartments. The community is located at 164 W. Hewitt Rd. For more information, call (850) 660-6037, visit ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 08, 2015
    Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Breaks Ground on $30 Million Expansion ProjectHospital and community leaders gathered together last week to break ground on Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s $30 million expansion project to increase capacity for maternity services, emergency services, inpatient services, and pediatric services. The Family Birth Place will be redesigned and ...read more
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    Friday, September 04, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 4 – On Aug. 31, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Workout Anytime with a ribbon cutting. Workout Anytime, located at 99 Eglin Pkwy. Ste. 28A, in Fort Walton Beach’s Uptown Station, is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. It offers Matrix Fitness equipment, personal training, tanning, massage, and more, all ...read more
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    Friday, September 04, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 4 – On Sept. 1, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate WealthTrust Asset Management with a ribbon cutting. WealthTrust Asset Management oversees investment portfolios of individuals, families, financial advisors, corporations, and retirement plans. It also manages assets for endowments, foundations, non-profit organizations, and family ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 01, 2015
    Guest Chef Dinner: A Latin Affair Enjoy a 5-course dinner with drink pairings and live entertainment in Havana Beach’s Dining Room at The Pearl. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Food for Thought Outreach. The event is Friday, Sept. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $125 per person, and seating is limited. Reservations are required. Call (850) 588-2882.Arts in Medicine Program Hosts September ...read more
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    Thursday, August 27, 2015
    Ribbon Cutting Celebrates McCaskill & Company’s Bridal Design Gallery  Destin, Fla., Aug. 27 – On Aug. 26, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate the opening of McCaskill & Company’s new bridal design gallery with a ribbon cutting. “Our new bridal gallery is a very special place created to capture the incredibly exciting and special time in a person’s life ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 26 – On Aug. 25, Destin Area Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors gathered to celebrate Dermatology Specialists of Florida and Aqua Medical Spa with a ribbon cutting. Dermatology Specialists of Florida, formerly known as Gulf Coast Dermatology, provides comprehensive dermatology, including general, medical, and surgical. It has 16 Florida locations, as well as locations ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    Dr. Kerrian Hudson Joins Sacred Heart Medical Group in DestinDr. Kerrian Hudson, a board-certified family medicine physician, has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s practice in Destin. Hudson cares for the entire family and has special medical interests in women’s health and wellness. She is passionate about breastfeeding and provides lactation consultation. She received her medical degree from ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 24 – On Aug. 18-19, the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed 22 into its Destin Forward community education and leadership program. During the retreat, class members participated in personality and teambuilding exercises and discussions to explore the issues and challenges Destin faces. Chamber Board members greeted them during a reception to thank them for their willingness ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 19, 2015
     Photo Credit: Manny Chavez, MC Photo, www.mcphotos.com Destin, Fla., Aug. 19 – On Aug. 15, more than 100 paddlers set off in the churning crystal clear Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House for the 4th Paddle at the Porch. Kieran Grant of Winter Park, Fla., and Kimberly Barnes of Hobe Sound, Fla., each won $1,500 for setting the best times in the male and female divisions of ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 18, 2015
    Fort Walton Beach Tax Office RelocatingThe Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Fort Walton Beach Branch office in Uptown Station on Eglin Parkway will be relocating to the new Okaloosa County Administrative Building in Shalimar at the end of August. Due to the move, the Ft. Walton Beach Branch will close on Monday, Aug. 24, and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 1, in the new location, which is 1250 N. ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Rates Among Florida’s Best for Patient ExperienceSacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast received a 5-Star Hospital Rating based on the latest quarterly results from the nation’s only standardized patient satisfaction survey. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) utilizes star ratings to make it easier for consumers to choose a ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 04, 2015
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 3 – The 4th 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, a six mile elite race, and a kids’ fun race.                 The cash purse will be split among the 1st, 2nd, and ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 04, 2015
    Covenant Hospice Selected to Participate in Medicare Care Choices ModelCovenant Hospice has been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model, announced recently by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. The model provides Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for coverage under the Medicare Hospice Benefit and dually eligible beneficiaries who qualify for the Medicaid ...read more
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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 events ...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 back in March, they were awarded the ...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
    5th Annual Kid’s Catfish TournamentNick’s Seafood Restaurant of Freeport will hold the 5th 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 local school systems ...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, drapes, linens, ...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 and then disappear in ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    First Florida Bank Names O’Neal to Head First Florida Wealth GroupFirst 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 services, ...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 and caring ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 07, 2015
    Cox Pools Offers Exclusive Promo to Chamber MembersMake 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, accessories/mirrors, candles, and ...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 Redmond. “We want to ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    United Way Introduces New Combined Federal Campaign DirectorThe 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 4th 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 levels are ...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 posted on the website and Facebook page ...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 ProgramThe 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 and ...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’ ice cream, ...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, Hobby Lobby ...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, as the third ...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 Coast Harley ...read more
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    Friday, May 29, 2015
    Destin, Fla., May 29 – On Aug. 15, the 4th 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 6-mile ...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 Village. For ...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 and a ‘SilverADDY’ award ...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 beverages Chaste's 850 and ...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 ...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 exercise ...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 Walton Beach, ...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 prizes ...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. "My ...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 found to ...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 Tops'l Beach and ...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 local communities ...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 Fisherman's Wharf ...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 will ...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 of ...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 HBO®, a ...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 offers home ...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, including the (3) ...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 seen here with ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    Douangdara Joins World Impact Real EstateRealtor 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 Emerald ...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 ...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 partner. For ...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 Destin ...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 that beach ...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 HuntersSometime 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 appearance on the show, as ...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 "The ...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 countries. In ...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 the ...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, The Resorts ...read more
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