On Friday, January 8th 2016, both the Bay County Chamber of Commerce and the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will host “First Friday with the Beach” 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.
Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, will be speaking. Wilson leads the substantial political, lobbying, grassroots, and economic research operations of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. The Florida Chamber focuses on creating a business climate that generates prosperity and high-paying jobs, vibrant communities and global competitiveness in the state of Florida by focusing on job creation and the Six Pillars of Florida’s Future Economy: Talent Supply & Education, Innovation & Economic Development, Infrastructure & Growth Leadership, Business Climate & Competiveness, Civic & Governance Systems and Quality of Life & Quality Places.
morning meeting, a local business will be honored with the January Apple of our Eye award for ‘Renovation’ and ‘New Construction’. The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce will also present their ‘Small Business Award’. Special thanks to Gulf Power and WOW Business for sponsoring this event.