Bay County Chamber of Commerce

Bay County Chamber of Commerce

235 West 5th Street

Panama City, FL 32401


Phone: 850.785.5206

Fax: 850.763.6229





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click to enlarge 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 following:


IAC First Friday: September 1, 2017

First Friday is one of the Chamber's most popular events. IAC First Friday takes the popular program everyone has grown to love to the next level and is the kick-off event of Industry Appreciation Celebration. This event will be held at Florida State University Panama City Campus on September 1, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. This open to Bay County Chamber of Commerce Members and their guests only.


Sporting Clay Tournament: September 15, 2017

Challenge your friends in a friendly, competitive sporting clay tournament. This event is a great opportunity to step out of the office and into the great outdoors on a challenging sporting clay course. This event will take place at the Bay County Shooting Range on September 15, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Click here to download the flyerClick here to register your team


IAC Awards Breakfast: September 22, 2017

The Bay County Chamber celebrates local industry contributions through the prestigious Industry Appreciation Awards Program. The Chamber recognizes companies in Bay County that have made a significant contribution to our economy through expansion, export excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship and business expansion. This event will take place at Florida State University Panama City on September 22, 2017, at 8 a.m.


2017 Award Winners

Business Expansion - Applied Research Associates

Entrepreneurship - Amavida Coffee & Trading Company  

Export Excellence - Carter Pecan
Innovation - RSAE Labs, Inc.
Newcomer - Mine Survival, Inc.


2016 Award Winners
Business Expansion - Robotics Fabrication
Innovation (Public Sector) - Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division
Innovation (Private Sector) - DeTect, Inc.
Newcomer - SweetBay
Entrepreneurship - Garner IT Consulting, Inc.
2015 Award Winners
Business Expansion - Maritech Machine
Innovation - Edge Aerodynamix
Newcomer - Roberts & Roberts, Inc. 
Entrepreneurship - Jellyfish Health 


Sponsorship Opportunities:

There  are many ways to show your support of industry in our community. Click on the links below for more information on each opportunity.

  • IAC Awards Breakfast  Gold Sponsor
  • IAC Awards Breakfast Table Sponsor
  • IAC Sporting Clay Sponsor 


For more information on Industry Appreciation Celebration or to serve on the Task Force, please contact Diana at 850.215.3761 or







The mission of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce is to create superior value for all chamber members large and small, cultivate economic and personal development, promote and protect a competitive system of business, be a community leader while embracing Bay County’s opportunities and challenges.


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