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    Thursday, October 14, 2021
    On Oct. 14, BayView Private Wealth celebrated its new Destin location with a ribbon cutting. BayView Private Wealth is a financial planning firm that provides personalized and comprehensive wealth management, investment management, and ongoing guidance. The new office is located at 1234 Airport Rd. Ste. 121, in Destin. President and Wealth Advisor, Mark Dutram, CPWA®, CFP®, AEP®, has more than ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    During the Destin Chamber’s Oct. 8 Business Before Hours Sponsored by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, retired Col. Kim Wintner, USAF, was honored with the Chamber’s Business Person of the Month Award. This award is presented directly from the Chamber’s Board of Directors to a Destin area businessperson showing vision for his or her business and leadership in our community.  “Anyone who has worked ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 14, 2021
      On Sept. 14, the Youth Village, Inc., celebrated its 22 years serving children and the completion of remodeling and renovations on a newly purchased building, located at 644 Anchors St. N.W., in Fort Walton Beach. The Destin and Fort Walton Beach chambers of commerce joined in the celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Opened in 1999, the Youth Village is a non-profit after school care ...read more
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    Monday, August 16, 2021
    During the Destin Chamber’s Aug. 13 Business Before Hours Sponsored by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Kevin Bowyer of Warren Averett was honored with the Chamber’s Business Person of the Month Award. This award is presented directly from the Chamber’s Board of Directors to a Destin area businessperson showing vision for his or her business and leadership in our community.  “One of the ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    On June 29, Soul Bistro / No Reservations Needed celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting!   Soul Bistro / No Reservations Needed was birthed from a calling to give everyone the gift of a spice called "love," from the first bite to the last. Entrees include fried chicken, pork chops, barbecue ribs, Salisbury steak, meatloaf, pot roast, crab legs, crab cakes, catfish nuggets and ...read more
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    Friday, June 25, 2021
    On June 24, Coastal Stitches, Inc., celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Coastal Stitches is Destin's local quilt shop, featuring longarm quilting and classes, as well as a retail and fabric store. It also offers embroidery for shirts, towels, quilt labels and more. Visit the store at 809 Harbor Blvd., in the Target Shopping Center near the intersection of Highway 98 and Main ...read more
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    Thursday, June 24, 2021
    Now known as Paddle at the Park, Destin’s favorite annual standup paddleboard event is moving to Henderson Beach State Park and welcoming two new categories – kayaks and inflatables! Now in its 9th year, Paddle at the Park Sponsored by Destin ER is set for Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at 9 a.m. It features 1- and 3-mile recreational races and a 6-mile elite race. The weekend fun begins on Friday, ...read more
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    Monday, June 14, 2021
    Photo Caption: John Tringas, Chairman of FNBT Bank, receives the Destin Chamber’s Business Person of the Month Award from the Chamber’s Chair Elect Jennifer Gutai Comella of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC.During the Destin Chamber’s June 11 Business Before Hours, John Tringas, Chairman of FNBT Bank, was honored with the Chamber’s Business Person of the Month Award. This award is presented ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    Photo Caption: Ken Wampler (right), President of Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, receives the Destin Chamber’s Business Person of the Month award from Chamber Chairman Jerry Sullivan of Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican, during the Chamber’s May 14 Business Before Hours at Henderson Beach State Park.During the Destin Chamber’s May 14 Business Before Hours, Ken Wampler, President of Newman-Dailey ...read more
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    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    On May 12, Sea Star Vacation Rentals celebrated 18 years in business with a ribbon cutting.  Sea Star Vacation Rentals offers beautiful vacation rentals along Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. The ribbon cutting took place from the 3rd floor of vacation rental Sea Turtle Watch / Costa Vista 5 at Driftwood Road, in Miramar Beach. For more information, visit SuzetteInDestin.com or call (850) ...read more
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    Friday, May 07, 2021
    On May 4, the Destin Chamber celebrated the graduation of 15 business professionals from its 13th Destin Forward class. During the event, the prestigious Destin Forward Leadership Award, chosen by class vote, was presented to Cassy DeJulio, Destin Chamber. Destin Forward, a community education and leadership program, was created to help find and educate future city and business leaders.  After ...read more
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    Friday, April 16, 2021
    Photo Caption: Tracy Stage (left), Okaloosa County Airports Director, accepts the Destin Chamber’s Business Person of the Month award from Chamber Chairman Jerry Sullivan of Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican. During the Destin Chamber’s April 9 Business Before Hours, Okaloosa County Airports Director Tracy Stage was honored with the Chamber’s Business Person of the Month Award. This award is ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    Photo Caption: Destin Chamber Chairman Jerry Sullivan (right) of Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican recognizes Jason Hall of Five Channels as the Destin Chamber’s March Business Person of the Month.  During the Destin Chamber’s March 12 Business Before Hours, Jason Hall, CEO and founder of Five Channels, was honored with the Chamber’s Business Person of the Month Award. This award is presented ...read more
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    Thursday, March 25, 2021
    On March 24, Destin High School celebrated its groundbreaking, officially kicking off the renovation of former Grace Lutheran Church building. Set to open its doors in August to 9th and 10th graders, Destin High School is Destin’s new tuition free, charter high school. For 2021-2022, DHS will offer an initial group of academies in Business/Entrepreneurship, Commercial Fishing/Captain’s License ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    Submitted to the Northwest Florida Daily News by Destin Chamber President & CEO Shane A. Moody, CCE, FCCP This letter is in response to your March 15, 2021, article entitled “Online Shoppers Will Pay for Tax Break Florida GOP Endorses.”  While framed as an article for your paper, it is actually an opinion piece that labels the business community as “the bad guys”.  The byline of the article ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    On Feb. 9, restaurant Fatboys celebrated its new Destin location with a ribbon cutting.  Fatboys is a local burger and wings restaurant serving fresh, never frozen, beef and chicken. Fatboys also offers salads, meatless options and gluten-free buns, as well as catering for weddings, private parties and events. Follow Fatboys on social media for daily specials.  Visit the restaurant at 104 ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    I was recently asked to do a presentation to a local organization in Destin about 2021 and what it holds for us.  They were looking for what might happen in the business world and the economy.  After receiving this request, I reached out to eight or 10 of my contacts and sources, people who are way smarter than I, and asked them to share their thoughts.  The consensus answer did not surprise.  ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    On Jan. 19, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida celebrated its new Destin office with a ribbon cutting. Located south of Highway 98 across from Whole Foods Market, the location offers added convenience for the agency’s Destin-based sales executives and area customers. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida is a full-service real estate agency that is ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    During its Jan. 8 Business Before Hours and Annual Membership Meeting Sponsored by Warren Averett, the Destin Chamber of Commerce installed its 2021 Board of Directors. Taking the helm as Chairman of the Board is Jerry Sullivan of Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican. “I’m honored to be the 2021 Chairman.  I believe this year will be a great year for our local business, and I am excited for what the ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    BizTech is back! Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, for a daylong conference and expo connecting Destin area small business owners and employees with technology-related information, marketing strategies, and the companies they need to improve their business operations, find new clients, and protect their electronic assets. Thanks to BizTech sponsor and Destin Chamber Trustee member Five Channels, ...read more
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    Friday, January 08, 2021
    On Jan. 7, Austin Music Co celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting. Austin Music Co offers new and used guitars, keyboards, drums, band and orchestra instruments, some all-pro sound, and accessories, including strings, sticks, picks, cables and more. It also offers repairs, lessons, rentals, financing and consignment. Visit the store at 50 S. Holiday Rd. Ste. 700, in Miramar Beach, ...read more
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    Monday, December 14, 2020
    On Dec. 11, Latitude Hammock Bay celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin, Niceville Valparaiso and Walton Area chambers of commerce. Latitude at Hammock Bay is an upscale collection of residences situated within the master-planned community of Hammock Bay. With open-concept 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom floorplans, these new homes are styled with designer details to create a look and feel that is ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    On Dec. 8, J.Leon Gallery + Studio celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin and Walton Area chambers of commerce. J.Leon Gallery + Studio is the area’s newest, fine art destination. Owner Jason Linblad’s vision is to make high-end art attainable for everyone.  In addition to showcasing works from local artists, the gallery is also home to a working ceramics studio with a robust calendar of ...read more
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    Friday, October 23, 2020
    On Oct. 22, Step One Automotive Group celebrated the grand opening of its new Subaru Fort Walton Beach location with a ribbon cutting with the Destin, Greater Fort Walton Beach, Gulf Coast Minority, Navarre Beach Area, and Walton Area chambers of commerce. Subaru Fort Walton Beach offers new and used vehicles, parts, service and financing. As an eco-friendly certified retailer, it demonstrates ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    Through the Federal CARES Act funding, Okaloosa County and all the cities within it have joined together to offer a variety of grants and other programs to help our communities cope with the effects of COVID-19. This assistance has categories for businesses, non-profits and individuals. For information on upcoming workshops, click here. More workshops will be added. To apply now, visit ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    On Oct. 6, Dennen IP Law, LLC, celebrated its expansion into the Destin area with a ribbon cutting.Led by patent preparation, prosecution and litigation attorney Ann I. Dennen, the Huntsville-based firm focuses on intellectual property, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, computer and internet law, and more. A background in Electrical Engineering affords Dennen a unique perspective on ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 06, 2020
    By Destin Chamber President & CEO Shane A. Moody, CCE, FCCP The election on Nov. 3 is the biggest, most important election this country has ever faced.  The political mood in the United States is unlike any I’ve ever experienced, and something I never thought I’d see.  But lost in the shadows of the Presidential Election are several state and local issues that will also be on the ...read more
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    Friday, October 02, 2020
    On Oct. 1, the Hilton Garden Inn - Destin/Miramar Beach celebrated its grand opening with the Destin and Walton Area chambers of commerce. Located off Highway 98, the Hilton Garden Inn - Destin/Miramar Beach provides direct access to Miramar Beach and the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors may enjoy world-class golf, parasailing, fishing and shopping all within a short distance. The ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 05, 2020
    Destin, Fla., August 5 – During its Aug. 14 Business Before Hours Candidates Forum, the Destin Chamber will host candidates for Florida House of Representatives District 4, Okaloosa County Commission District 5, and Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools. The event, which takes place from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at The Henderson, is sponsored by the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and features non-profit ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    Over the past four months, you’ve heard the chamber say this when talking about the economy: Reopen, Recover, Reimagine. While we’ve reopened, the recovery is ongoing and the reimagine is being discussed. Our Economic Recovery Task Force has done a great job providing the chamber with thoughts and ideas on what’s to come. One of the major events just ahead of us is an election, an election that ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 03, 2020
    As we are just beginning the road to reopening the economy, there is no doubt that the Governor allowing Northwest Florida to open short-term rentals has been a boon to this area.  The tourists and visitors are here.  They are in the stores and restaurants and are enjoying the beaches and attractions our community has to offer.  There is no doubt that families were ready to hit the road and do ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Both The Destin Log and Northwest Florida Daily News ran a column asking citizens to support local businesses during this trying time.  Here was my response and thank-you to them. I want to thank you for your message in the Northwest Florida Daily News and The Destin Log asking citizens to support our local businesses.  As you stated, it seems that the country, the state, the county and our ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Destin, Fla., March 23 – In response to the significant economic impacts from COVID-19 in Florida, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Destin Chamber of Commerce and DigiPro Media have partnered together to announce the Save Florida Business Initiative to support Florida businesses during this unprecedented time for our industry.The Save Florida Jobs Initiative will help Okaloosa County ...read more
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    Monday, March 02, 2020
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 27 – Are you looking for the perfect location for your next special event? From birthday and retirement parties to receptions and showers, A.J.’s on the Bayou’s newly renovated event room is the perfect setting to host your guests.On Feb. 26, AJ’s on the Bayou opened the space during a ribbon cutting with the Destin and Greater Fort Walton Beach chambers of commerce.Located at ...read more
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    Friday, February 14, 2020
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 14 – On Feb. 13, the Palms Bistro celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Now under new ownership, The Palms Bistro, located inside the Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center, offers live music, happy hour specials, lunch and dinner, and it is open to the public. The specialty cocktail menu features an array of different unique beverages ...read more
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    Friday, January 31, 2020
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 31 – On Jan. 30, the Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry celebrated its 20-year anniversary and recent expansion of its Destin location with a ribbon cutting attended by the Destin, Greater Fort Walton Beach and Walton Area chambers of commerce."This expansion has allowed us to take better care of our patients, to be more flexible for them and live out our core value of ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 29 – On Jan. 28, DestinFlorida.com celebrated its launch with a ribbon cutting, attended by the Destin and Walton Area chambers of commerce.DestinFlorida.com brings together the full experience of Destin, Fla. Visitors can find and book vacation rentals, such as beach homes and condos; browse an endless list of  renowned restaurants; discover many fun events and festivals; or ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19, 2019
    On Dec. 18, The Blake at Miramar Beach’s Sales Office celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.The Blake at Miramar Beach, a Legendary Living Community, will be located at the intersection of Ponce de Leon and Highway 98 in Miramar Beach convenient to shopping and medical services. The community will feature 123 apartments for assisted living and memory care.Along with luxury ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    On Dec. 17, almost 200 Destin Chamber members gathered for the Holiday & Awards Party presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital to celebrate the successes of 2019 and honor outstanding community members. Surrounded by the festive décor of Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village, 2019 Destin Chamber Chairman Julie Cotton of Northwest Florida State College presented the ...read more
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    Friday, December 06, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 6 – On Dec. 5, Nothing Bundt Cakes celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.From bite-sized and miniature to the perfect party size, Nothing Bundt Cakes offers delicious treats for all occasions. Enjoy flavors like chocolate chocolate chip, classic vanilla, red velvet, white chocolate raspberry, confetti, carrot, lemon, marble, and pecan praline. Looking for the ...read more
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    Monday, November 18, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 18 – On Nov. 18, 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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    Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Nov. 5 – On Nov. 21, kick off your holiday season – and shopping – in style with the 7th Annual Bourbon at the Bay Presented by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale. Sample bourbon, scotch, and champagne on the RE/MAX By the Sea tasting tables, try your luck in the Destin Commons wine pull, bid on your choice of gifts, trips, and more in the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center silent auction, ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 21 – According to a recent Forbes article, 58 percent of cyber attack victims were small businesses, and the cost of lost revenue, money to fix the problem, and damaged reputation forced some to close permanently. Is your business a target? Yes! Designed for business owners and employees of all skill levels, the first ever Destin Business Technology Summit, or BizTech, is set ...read more
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    Monday, October 07, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Oct. 7 – The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) recognized Shane A. Moody (left), CCE, FCCP, and Elizabeth Spies (right) for their years of service to the chamber industry, during the FACP annual conference, held Sept. 17 – 19, at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.Moody, President & CEO of the Destin Chamber and a previous chairman of FACP, was ...read more
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    Monday, September 23, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 20 – On Sept. 19, Yuga Sushi and Sake House celebrated a ribbon cutting with a Destin Chamber.Yuga Sushi and Sake House, formerly Simply Sushi, is proud to continue providing you the same delicious sushi you came to love at the new location near the fountain and playground area of Destin Commons. Executive Chef Sayam Junlakan, a native of Panama City Beach, is the mastermind ...read more
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    Friday, September 06, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Sept. 6 – On Sept. 5, Battle Beauties Fashion celebrated a ribbon cutting with a Destin Chamber.Battle Beauties Fashion, founded by Chassity Jackson, is a unique brand for curvy military women with a community-centric focus.  As an Air Force veteran who struggled with homelessness, Jackson uses her talent and the fashion platform to highlight the struggles of homeless veterans and ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Aug. 7 – The 8th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER, a stand up paddle board race, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, 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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    Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    Destin, Fla., July 30 – On July 25, Amazing Lash Studio Destin celebrated its grand opening with the Destin, Greater Fort Walton Beach, and Walton Area chambers of commerce.Amazing Lash Studio Destin offers state-of-the-art eyelash extensions. Highly trained stylists attach lightweight extensions to each of your eyelashes for longer, thicker, natural-looking lashes. In addition to its ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 03, 2019
    The Henderson Beach Resort and Spa’s Quarterly Sweet Sunday Event Raises $3KOn May 12, The Henderson Beach Resort and Spa hosted the second Sweet Sunday event, titled “A Mother’s Day Market,” anchored by The Honey Hutch. The event drew locals to the resort who celebrated moms, while showcasing local artisans, and most importantly, raised a total of $3,000 for The Sonder Project. The Sonder Project ...read more
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    Thursday, June 20, 2019
    Destin, Fla., June 20 – On June 18, Eyemart Express celebrated the grand opening of its 200th store with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Eyemart Express is an optical retailer offering the latest styles and brands of eyewear and accessories. Founded in 1990 and now located in 38 states, its philosophy is to ensure that every customer is completely satisfied with its products and customer ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    Support Food For Thought Outreach This SummerDid you know that 110 meals are missed on average over summer break? Food For Thought Outreach distributes 6,600 food items to 600 students over the summer. $10K will feed at least 600 families for three months over the summer. Would you consider becoming a seasonal sponsor to help support children in need in your community while they are out of school ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    Twin Cities Hospital Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTMTwin Cities Hospital announced recently that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Twin Cities Hospital among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource ...read more
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    Monday, June 17, 2019
    Destin, Fla., June 17 – On June 14, Emergency Veterinary Clinic – Okaloosa Walton, Inc., celebrated the grand opening of its Destin Emergency Veterinary Clinic with a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.“Destin Emergency Veterinary Clinic is a caring extension of your family veterinarian. We exist to provide compassionate and state-of-the-art medical care when your family veterinarian is ...read more
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    Friday, June 07, 2019
    Destin, Fla., June 7 – On June 6, Aegean Restaurant celebrated its recent remodel with a ribbon cutting with the Destin and Walton Area chambers of commerce.Located in Miramar Beach, this Greek restaurant takes reservations, is great for groups and kids, and offers catering and takeout. It has a full bar, including Greek wine and beer, and the outdoor seating area is pet friendly. It is open daily ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    At the May 20 Destin City Council Meeting, the chamber spoke in support of the Crosstown Connector.  Our position, as always, is this road is good for the business community.  As discussion about the connector continued, the council took the information and voted to stop all activity as it relates to the connector.  While that isn’t the vote we wanted, that’s not the most concerning thing about ...read more
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    Monday, June 03, 2019
    Nurse Recognized at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast with DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is proud to honor Lynn Shortino-Sanchez, a registered nurse in the hospital’s surgery pre-op and recovery unit, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®. The award is part of Sacred Heart Hospital and the DAISY Award Foundation's goal to ...read more
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    Monday, June 03, 2019
    Destin, Fla., June 3 – What are the most important takeaways from the recent Florida legislative session? Representative Mel Ponder will be on site to share his view during the Destin Chamber’s June 14 Business Before Hours event. Join the Destin Chamber, sponsor Destin Commons and non-profit partners SOF Missions and The Sonder Project at LuLu’s beginning at 7:30 a.m.The cost is $15 for those ...read more
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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Destin, Fla., May 9 – On May 8, Miss Aegina Charters celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Since 1969, Miss Aegina Charters has provided memorable fishing trips for anglers of all skill levels. The boat accommodates up to six passengers, and anglers can enjoy fishing for cobia, king mackerel, wahoo, red snapper, grouper, mingos, triggerfish and more. For details or to book your ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    Destin, Fla., May 8 – On May 7, the Destin Chamber celebrated the graduation of 19 business professionals from its 11th Destin Forward class. During the event, the prestigious Destin Forward Leadership Award, chosen by class vote, was presented to Brooke Zannis of Destin Commons. She is seen below (center) with Chamber Chairman Julie Cotton of Northwest Florida State College and Chamber ...read more
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    Thursday, May 02, 2019
    Strategic partnerships are crucial to a successful business. As defined, strategic partnerships are relationships between businesses, and typically it is for the betterment of both entities.  And that is not any different for chambers of commerce as they strive to be successful. The Destin Chamber has invaluable partnerships with our members and state, local and county governmental entities. By ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    Destin, Fla., April 24 – On April 23, Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting.Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa offers massage therapy of all types; facials, including peels and microdermabrasion; and waxing. “We offer high-end luxury spa services at an affordable rate. We are strong proponents of both the physical and mental benefits of massage ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    As the spring tourist season goes into full swing, I realize that summer is just around the corner.  That means that, on any given day, we’ll have an additional 60,000 people-plus in town with us.  That means more money flowing through the economy, more diners, shoppers, golfers, swimmers.  But it also means more people on the road.             I spend a lot of time in my car going from Fort ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    NWF State College Announces Walton Works Partnership with Walton County Board of County CommissionersNorthwest Florida State College is excited to announce its partnership with the Walton County Board of County Commissioners in support of a Triumph Gulf Coast application for Walton Works. On Feb. 26, 2019, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners committed $1.5 million to the $5.25 million ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Opens Applications for Artists for the 24th Annual Festival of the Arts Artist applications and poster competition entries are now being accepted for the 24th Annual Festival of the Arts. Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's Festival of the Arts is one of the Southeast's premier festivals and showcases more than 100 artists from across the US. The Festival is a celebration ...read more
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    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Sponsorship Opportunity: Destin Library Summer Reading Program The Destin Library is currently looking for sponsors for its 2019 Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories. These sponsors would provide support, either monetary or in-kind, to help make the Summer Reading Program a positive and educational experience for Destin’s children. In exchange the sponsors would receive prominent logo ...read more
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    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Destin, Fla., March 22 – On March 19, Gregg Orr Pre-Owned Destin celebrated its new state-of-the-art facility with a ribbon cutting.Gregg Orr Pre-Owned Destin offers automotive sales and service.“We carry top-of-the-line inventory and offer exemplary service,” explained Platform Manager Chris Files. Gregg Orr Pre-Owned Destin is “a family owned operation that values and takes pride in the ...read more
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    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Destin, Fla., March 22 – On March 21, Orangetheory Fitness celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting.Orangetheory Fitness offers heart rate based, high intensity interval training.“We have proven results to burn more calories even post workout,” explained Manager Caleb Alexander.Visit the studio at 4495 Furling Ln., in Destin. For details, please call (850) 533-0084 or visit ...read more
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    Friday, March 08, 2019
    Destin, Fla., March 8 – On March 7, Wet Inc. celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber.Wet, short for Water Entertainment Transportation, offers stand up paddle boards, surf boards, kayaks, and e-bike rentals. It is also a local retailer for premium Starboard SUP and RayVolt Electric Bike, and the store carries its own apparel line.“We’re attempting to put a new spin and a new vitality ...read more
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    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    White Is President-Elect Designate of Florida Bar Young Lawyers DivisionAttorney Adam J. White is president-elect of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Association. He was elected without opposition at a recent board meeting in St. Augustine and will be sworn in as president in June 2020. White is a partner at Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, where he focuses on corporate litigation, including real estate, ...read more
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    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 21 – On Feb. 21, Set Free To Be Me celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin and Walton Area chambers of commerce.Set Free To Be Me offers a “structured experience for women to recognize personal issues, which limit them from productive and positive living. In a non-residential setting, both biblical and foundational truths and cognitive patterns are taught. One-to-one ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 15 – Do you have an interest in Destin area tourism? The Destin Chamber's newly formed Tourism Committee invites you to attend a lunch on Thursday, Feb. 28, at Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer. Jennifer Adams, Okaloosa County Tourist Development Department Director, will share 'The State of the TDD.'  The Tourism Committee's mission is to bring value to the Destin tourism ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 15 – After the success of the 2018 Destin Chamber Mega Door Prize Giveaway, the promotion returns with more prizes and greater value! From multi-media advertising to golf, vacation stays, a gas grill, and more, eight packages are available with values ranging from $500 to $2,562.For every Chamber breakfast, lunch or after hours a Destin Chamber member attends from February ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 13 – On Feb. 12, Inlanta Mortgage celebrated the grand opening of its Destin office with a ribbon cutting. Led by Regional Production Manager Balenda Hetzel, Loan Officers Bonnie Manthey and Melody Glasgow, and Loan Partner Rhonda Summers, the Destin office is Inlanta’s first office in the Panhandle and fourth office in the state. “We are excited to kick off our 25th ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Representative Ponder Visits Children In CrisisFlorida State Representative Mel Ponder visited Children In Crisis (CIC) this week to learn more about the foster care challenges in the community and CIC’s efforts to help. Ponder is the chair of the Florida House of Representatives Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee.  The subcommittee has been addressing the changes to the foster care program ...read more
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    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 7 – On Feb. 6, Beyond Measure Jewelers celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Beyond Measure Jewelers is your fine jewelry and engagement ring specialists, also offering jewelry repair, watch repair and custom designs. Visit the showroom at 4489 Commons Dr. W. 4C, in Destin.For more information, please call (850) 424-7011 or visit shopbeyondmeasure.com.  
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Feb. 6 – On Feb. 5, Carrow Window Films/30A Tint & Tidy celebrated a ribbon cutting with the Destin Chamber. Carrow Window Films/30A Tint & Tidy is a professional window tinting, glass coating, and detail service for residential, commercial, automotive, marine, and aircraft. It offers 25 years of experience, and its premier products are eco-friendly.For more information, please call ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 23 – On Thursday, March 28, the Destin and Greater Fort Walton Beach chambers of commerce will present a new event to the community – the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Taste & Business Showcase. This event will highlight the best of the area’s businesses, from restaurants and breweries to retail, home, and personal and professional services.  Guests will enjoy samples of delicious ...read more
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    Monday, January 14, 2019
    Altar’d State Employees Help Children in CrisisAltar’d State presented Children in Crisis a check for $3,882.75 to help provide a home and care to the abused, neglected and abandoned children of the local community.  The donation funds were collected by the Altar’d State employee volunteer program called “Mission Monday.” Seen here, Lesley Lowrey (left), CIC office manager, accepts the donation ...read more
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    Friday, January 11, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 11 – On Jan. 10, Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting with the Destin and Walton Area chambers of commerce. Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard is a 5-story, 84-room hotel catering to business and leisure travelers with its open, intuitively designed, casual atmosphere. It offers 84 spacious guestrooms, Gallery Kitchen ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    Destin, Fla., Jan. 2 – The Inaugural Big Dill Destin Pickleball Tournament will take over the streets at the popular outdoor lifestyle center Destin Commons on March 14 - 15, 2019. The tournament format will be round robin with doubles competing in men’s and women’s age-based and open divisions. Cost is $45 per person. Registration is open on Active.com, and space is limited. All registrations are ...read more
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    Friday, December 14, 2018
    Destin, Fla., Dec. 14 – On Dec. 13, 200 Destin Chamber members gathered to celebrate the successes of 2018 and honor outstanding community members. The Annual Holiday Party & Awards Gala presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital was held at Embassy Suites Destin-Miramar Beach, and the awards were presented by Chamber Chairman Bob Perry (second from right), Destin ...read more
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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 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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    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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    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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