Business After Hours

Thursday, September 25th

5:30-7 p.m.






Live Bay County Traffic Cameras


Bay County Chamber Wins Three Communication Awards


For the first time ever, on September 9-11, the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) held its annual conference in Bay County. Over one hundred Chamber executives from all over the State of Florida participated in the event held at Edgewater Beach Resort and Conference Center. The conference provides continuing education opportunities to those participants to take back innovative programs to their respective communities.


Vote YES on the Panama City Tourist Development Tax! :: This “user fee” tax will only be paid by those that rent motel or hotel rooms, apartment units, condominiums or houses for less than six months. Only residents of Panama City will be able to vote on September 30, 2014, so we urge you to VOTE YES for the Panama City Tourist Development Tax! With the approval of Panama City residents, we believe these funds will give our community the needed revenue to adequately promote our city in order to draw more visitors to our quaint, historical town. For more information, contact Theresa at 215.3759 or


Industry Appreciation Celebration :: Shining a spotlight on companies that help diversify Bay County's economy, the Bay County Chamber of Commerce will host Industry Appreciation Celebration during the month of September. The month long celebration is designed to acknowledge existing businesses in appreciation for their involvement in the community and their contributions to economic development. Click to learn more about the awards and events planned. Thank you to WOW, Carr, Riggs and Ingram, Trustmark, Economic Development Alliance of Bay County and Gulf Power for sponsoring.


2014 First Responders Appreciation :: First Responders Appreciation is a way to say thank you and honor those who risk their lives to save others, offering the business community an opportunity to express appreciation for the service First Responders in Bay County provide. This year's event will be held on October 23rd at Bay Point Wyndham. For information, contact Elizabeth at 215.3761 or Thank you to our sponsors, Tyndall Federal Credit Union, Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, Gulf Coast State College, Emerald Coast Hospice, Superior Residences of Panama City Beach, Bay Medical Sacred Heart and Gulf Power.


2015 Guide to Discovering Bay County :: The Bay County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2015 “Guide to Discovering Bay County” will be printed by Boyd Brother’s Printing. This is your first opportunity to promote your business to newcomer looking to relocate to the Bay County area and will soon need your services. If you need additional information, please call our Boyd Representative, Marty Chizmar at 850.814.0909 or Brittany Cole at 850.215.3755. For free copies of this guide, call 850.785.5206. Photo pictured above provided by Desiree Gardner Photography.


Color Vibe 5k Returns :: The Color Vibe is the most awesome 5K run ever! The Color Vibe fun run will have you and your friends going crazy with color! Be one of the first 500 people to register using the code "PANAMACITY5" and receive $5 off each registration. Hurry! The offer will not last long.


2015 Trip to Ireland :: Special Ireland Trip Lunch Meeting- August 12th at 12 p.m. at the Chamber. Must RSVP by August 6th. Call 785.5206 for more information. The Bay County Chamber is teaming up with Collette Vacations to offer our membership a 10 day trip to Ireland starting March 10, 2015. During your 10 day trip you will experience Mass at the Marian Shrine of Knock, enjoy a guided tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, you will spend two nights in the charming waterside village of Kinsale, renowned as Ireland’s “gourmet capital” and much, much more. The cost of $2699 for the trip includes airfare out Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, all accommodations and 12 meals.


Joining a Bay County Chamber of Commerce committee is a great way to get involved in your community and network for your business. For information on each of our committees, see the list below and find out how to get involved!

Bay Young Professionals
Business Referral Network
Governmental Affairs
Junior Leadership Bay
Leadership Bay


Education Committee
Military Affairs Committee (MAC)
Public Relations Committee
Leadership Bay Alumni
Tourism Appreciation Month (TAM) Task Force
Local First Responders Appreciation Task Force
Industry Appreciation Celebration


See what our members have to say about the vast benefits of Chamber involvement.


Download our quarterly Chamber magazine or any of our other publications.




Home     About the Chamber     Bay County     Visit     Relocate     Gallery     Directory     Calendar     Marketing     Business Resources     Login


Copyright © 2014, Bay County Chamber of Commerce

Site Developed by Panama City Beach Website Design and IT Support