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Program 8 a.m. 





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Find Out More About the Panama City Tourist Development Tax


On September 30th, the citizens of Panama City will head to the polls to vote on a referendum regarding the City of Panama City Tourist Development Tax. To find out more about this referendum, click on the article.


Apply Now for Leadership Bay! :: The Bay County Chamber of Commerce Foundation is now accepting applications for the 32nd Leadership Bay Class. Founded in 1983, Leadership Bay is a community leadership development program sponsored by the Bay County Chamber of Commerce. Based on the premise that people are our most important resource, the purpose of the program is to offer potential leaders a curriculum in community leadership training. Sessions are held every other Wednesday, beginning in October and running through May, to familiarize selected participants with issues and resources that directly impact the future of Bay County. Applications are due August 1st at 4 p.m. Applications and commitment packets can be turned in at the Bay County Chamber of Commerce at 235 West 5th Street.


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.


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.


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