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2015 Highlights

 

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August First Friday :: Join us on Friday, August 5th, for our monthly “First Friday” meeting at Florida State University- Panama City Campus in the Holley Academic Center. Networking starts at 7:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 8:00 a.m. Senator Marco Rubio will discuss global issues affecting our country and the State of Florida. Thank you to Early Education and Care for sponsoring this event.

 


Leadership Bay Class of 2016-2017 Applications :: 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 September and running through April, to familiarize selected participants with issues and resources that directly impact the future of Bay County. Participation is limited; additional cost required. All applications are due on Friday, August 5th, by 4 p.m. at the Bay County Chamber of Commerce (235 West 5th Street). For more information, contact Elizabeth at 850.215.3761.

 


August Business After Hours :: As a Chamber Member, you are cordially invited to the Holiday Inn Panama City for a great After Hours Event at their Grand Re-opening Celebration! You'll have a chance to sample tasty items off their new Bellini Café & Cocktail Lounge Menu - created by their new world renowned chef - and have a drawing for great prizes while they show off all of their hard work on the hotel's multi-million-dollar renovation.

 


2016 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 (IAC) 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. Events for the month usually include the Industry Appreciation Celebration Skeet and Trap Shoot and the Industry Appreciation Celebration Awards Breakfast.

 


6th Annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon :: 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 of Bay County provide. For more information, contact Elizabeth at 850.215.3761 or Elizabeth@baychamberfl.com. Thank you to this year's sponsors: Tyndall Federal Credit Union, Bonefish Grill, Gulf Coast State College, Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, WMBB News 13, Bay Medical Sacred Heart, and the Eye Center of North Florida.

 


Classic Christmas Markets Trip :: Bay County Chamber of Commerce presents "Classic Christmas Markets" featuring markets in Strasbourg, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Innsbruck and Munich December 2-10, 2016. Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers, 11 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners. For more information, contact Elizabeth@baychamberfl.com or 850.215.3761.

 


Color Vibe 2016 :: The Bay County Chamber of Commerce announces it will be partnering with The Color Vibe Race Series to bring the Third Annual Color Vibe 5k Race to Panama City, FL, on Saturday, November 19th. The race will take place at SweetBay. A Color Vibe Race Series 5k is a fun 3.1 mile run infused with color. Runners start the race with a clean white shirt to pass through four color stations along the course to end up with a bright and vibrant tie-dye shirt at the finish. The point is not to race, but to literally become a canvas of color, be active, and share a life experience with friends and family. The colored powder thrown at the color stations is simply colored cornstarch that is 100% safe and biodegradable. A portion of the funds raised at the event will go to the Bay County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit which provides programs such as Leadership Bay, Junior Leadership Bay, Bay Young Professionals, Education Committee and more. These programs help educate everyone from high school students to business professionals about the great opportunities Bay County has to offer.

 


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!

Ambassadors
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

 

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