First Friday

March 4th
FSU Panama City

(4750 Collegiate Drive)
Networking and Coffee 7:15 a.m.
Program 8 a.m. 






Live Bay County Traffic Cameras


Governmental Affairs Update October 9, 2015


This periodic update is intended to keep you informed on issues impacting your business and our community. We encourage you to stay in tune on these activities and to communicate with our elected officials. In addition, you will receive "ACTION ALERTS" during session, or on a local level, as issues arise and we need mass communication with our elected leadership. When the time comes, please respond quickly as our officials need prompt input from their constituents. Thank you for making Bay County a better place to live, work and play!


2016 Bed Races :: Join us for our 2nd Annual Bed Races! Rules are: All beds must be Twin Size consisting of Headboard, foot board and mattress - no pads allowed, beds must be designed with four functioning wheels - no motors or mechanical assistance is allowed, all teams consist of 5 members and 2 alternates. One Team member must be on bed as rider, teams may not sabotage another team’s bed, race will be done in heats. Fastest Bed wins the race, beds must remain on display during Block Party. All team members must have a great time! Beds must be set up by 4:30 pm. Race will begin at 5 pm. For more information, contact or 850.215.3761.


6th Annual Board of Directors Block Party :: Join us for the 6th Annual Board of Directors Block Party on Thursday, March 31st, from 5-7 p.m. The event will take place in front of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce at 235 West 5th Street. There will be live entertainment, food, drinks, activities for children, and much more. This is a free event open to the public. Thank you to our Board of Directors and InkTrax for sponsoring.


2016 Business Plan :: View our 2016 Business Plan. Our top priorities include: Continue efforts to monitor issues affecting the Gulf Training Range, Continue involvement in the implementation of Alignment Bay County (ABC), Pursue infrastructure funding sources, Support concept of an indoor events facility, Continue support of Hwy 390 widening with elected officials, and Identify opportunities to support local existing industry.


2016 Bay Biz Magazine Advertising :: Advertise in the "Voice of Business from the Bay County Chamber of Commerce". The Bay Biz magazine serves as a business resource magazine to our members and Bay County as a whole. It offers articles in relation to Political Perspective, Defense Intel, Business Trends, Education, The Biz List, and Economic Profile. Each issue focuses on different concerns facing the area in these categories. It also showcases events the Chamber is hosting, photos of previous events, member anniversaries, and a “Biz List” where businesses submit their accomplishments. Contact Brittany Cole at 850.215.3755 or for more information.


2016 Trip to Tuscany :: Experience an amazing trip to Tuscany! Highlights include Rome, Assisi, Basilica of St. Francis, Montecatini Terme, Lucca, Gothic Line, San Gimignano, Winery Tour, Florence. For more information, please contact Elizabeth at 850.215.3761 or


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
Bay Business Connections
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.




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