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





Governmental Affairs Action Alert August 13th, 2012
August 14, 2012

The Bay County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee is proud to bring you this new service.  As issues develop that directly impact your business and the community, we will send special alerts asking you to respond to our elected officials on a local, state and federal level.


Your Vote Counts !


Your vote really does count, so make a concerted effort to vote tomorrow, August 14th in the Primary Election.  Remember two races will be decided during this election; the State Attorney and the Supervisor of Elections.  We encourage you to make your voice heard by casting your ballot in this election.


U.S. House Natural Resources Committee to Hold Hearing in Bay County on How Fisheries Strengthen Our Economy


Saturday, August 25th, the Natural Resources Committee will hold a field hearing entitled "Fishing=Jobs: How Strengthening America's Fisheries Strengthens our Economy".  The Committee has identified a number of challenges and impediments to fully utilizing the Gulf's fishery resources. 


The hearing will be led by the Chairman, Rep. Doc Hastings (WA) with our Congressman Steve Southerland participating.  Rep. Southerland is a member of this House Committee. Issues to be addressed include but not limited to: catch shares, outdated data and the National Ocean Policy.


The field hearing will be Saturday, August 25th at 10:00 CDT at Holley Academic Center of FSU-PC.


If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact one of our staff members.




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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