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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LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS
02/02/2015 to 12/31/2015

BAY COUNTY FARMERS MARKET (Call for times)

Located at Hwy 98 (15th St) and Sherman Ave at the Central Panhandle/Bay County Fairgrounds    850-769-2645 

 

ST. ANDREWS WATERFRONT FARMERS MARKET  (Saturdays 8am - 1pm)  

Located at the Smith Yacht Basin on Beck Avenue (beside the Shrimp Boat Restaurant)  850-872-7208

 

GRAND LAGOON WATERFRONT FARMERS MARKET(Sat/Sun  8am - 2pm)  

Located at Capt. Anderson's Restaurant parking lot on Grand Lagoon off Thomas Drive   850-763-7359

 

LYNN HAVEN FARMERS  MARKET (10am until dusk on Tuesdays)

Located at Sheffield Park at the corner of 9th Avenue and Hwy 77     850-265-2961

 

 

 

 

Location: SEE ABOVE

Contact Number: SEE ABOVE

 

Friday Fest in Downtown PC (Mar-Nov)
03/06/2015 to 11/06/2015

The Panama City Downtown Improvement Board again presents FRIDAY FEST, the street festival on the first Friday evening of each month beginning around 5:30pm and continuing until 10:00pm in downtown Panama City.

 

Bring your friends and families (dogs must be socialized and on leashes) and party with thousands on Harrison Avenue.  Food and beverage vendors, live music, vendors with products of all shapes and sizes will be lining the streets along with children-friendly games, bouncehouses and challenges.  

 

If you want to participate as a vendor, call or CLICK HERE to go to the website for vendor application.  

 

Call for details.

 

Location: 200-600 blocks of Harrison Ave, downtown PC

Contact Number: 850-785-2554

 

Americana Cafe Sundays
04/26/2015 to 06/28/2015

The best touring Americana Musicians in the country perform weekly at the Legendary Roberts Hall.  

 

Open mic starts at 3:00pm followed by concerts at 4:00pm.  This premier listening room features the best acoustic/lyric based music in the area.  $5 donation for admission is appreciated.

 

For details or more information CLICK here to visit the website of Lucky Mud Music.

 

 

Location: Roberts Hall, 831 Florida Ave., Lynn Haven

Contact Number: See above

 

Summer Blood Donors Could Win Great Prizes
05/01/2015 to 08/31/2015

Summer Challenge to Donate Twice from May 1st through August 31st this summer.

 

Each blood donor who gives twice at any OneBlood Donor center or on any Big Red Bus will be entered to win one of twenty giveaways, which include a TV, iPad or Apple Watch.

 

To find out more call or CLICK HERE to visit the web site.

 

Location: See above

Contact Number: 1-888-936-6283

 

FREE 3D Printing Workshops @ GCSC
05/08/2015 to 06/16/2015

The Millaway Institute for Entrepreneurship, a service of Gulf Coast State College, is offering a free series of workshops for area entrepreneurs focused on 3D printing and connecting area entrepreneurs to a wide range of valuable resources.

 

CLICK on the attachment to see the schedule of the workshops so you can register NOW! 

 

Location: 5230 West US Hwy 98 PC

Contact Number: 850-873-3586

 

 

BaySolution Upcoming Seminars
05/20/2015 to 09/02/2015

BaySolutions upcoming seminars from May to September are included on the attachment.

 

CLICK attachment to see details.

 

These courses qualify for behavioral CPE credit for FL CPAs.  Ask about a discount for multiple enrollments.

 

CLICK HERE to register.

 

Location: See attachment

Contact Number: 850-763-4332

 

 

Front Porch Concert Series - Dismal Creek
05/21/2015 to 10/15/2015

06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

The Front Porch Concert Series will take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from May through October.

 

Admission to this concert series is FREE!  Concert begins at 6:30pm.  Bring your family and friends, a blanket or folding chair, and be ready for an evening of great music! 

 

Our first concert of this series, on May 21, features a four-piece bluegrass group, Dismal Creek Hailing from the Florida Alabama line.

 

Remaining summer line up includes:  

- June 18 Baby K and The Juice

- July 16 Erin Martone (solo acoustic)

- August 12 Lucky Mud (folk)

- September 17 Melissa Bowman (acoustic)

- October 15 James Johnson

 

Location: McKenzie Park - Dowtown Panama City

Contact Number: 850-785-2554

 

ANNUAL GOODWILL JOB FAIR
05/28/2015

10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Network with local employers and agencies. Apply and interview for jobs.

 

Location: HILTON GARDEN INN (1101 U.S. 231)

Contact Number: 850-522-3900 ext. 210

 

St. Andrews Sunset Market
05/28/2015 to 09/17/2015

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

The St. Andrews Sunset Market Celebration is Thursdays where you can listen to live music and catch street performers while you shop.  Bring your conch shells, because right at sunset everyone gathers in a sunset send-off. 

 

Location: St. Andrews Marina, Beck Avenue, PC

Contact Number: 850-872-7208

 

OPEN HOUSE @ Millaway Institute GCSC
05/28/2015

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

  

Have you ever had that spark of an idea for a great product or service, but didn’t know where to find help getting that idea off the ground? Aspiring or practicing entrepreneurs won’t have to look very far, as the community will have a new starting point for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit. Gulf Coast State College is proud to announce the opening of the Millaway Institute for Entrepreneurship with an open house on Thursday, May 28, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Please join us as we launch these valuable resources for entrepreneurs and our community. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information or to check out upcoming events at the Millaway Institute, visit online at www.gulfcoast.edu/Millaway or contact Dr. Steve Dunnivant at sdunnivant@gulfcoast.edu.

 

CLICK on attachment for more details on the Millaway Institute 

 

Grand Opening/Open House Details

  • Date & Time: May 28, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

  • Location: GCSC Panama City Campus, Advanced Technology Center

  • No set program; come-and-go format; meet and talk to Millaway Institute staff and local entrepreneurs; tour the Fab Lab production workspace

 

Location: GCSC, ATC Building on Collegiate Dr, PC

Contact Number: 850-747-3250

 

 

Women's Work-Life Symposium
05/29/2015

07:30 am - 04:30 pm

PCB Chamber of Commerce and Emerald Coast Hospice present the annual Women's Work-Life Symposium on Friday, May 29, at FSU-PC Holley Academic Center.  

 

To register or to get details CLICK HERE for the web site.

 

Call for more information.

 

Location: FSU-PC Holley Academic Ctr, Collegiate Dri, PC

Contact Number: 850-235-1159

 

 

Panama City Mall - The FEST
05/29/2015 to 11/27/2015

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On the last Friday of each month through November, come to the mall and see the classic and show cars, bikes, eating areas, local bands on stages, kid zone and merchandise.

 

The featured non-profit for May is the Anchorage Children's Home.  

 

Call for more information.

 

Location: Panama City Mall (by JC Penny on US Hwy 231 side)

Contact Number: 850-625-2014

 

Klothes for Kids
06/01/2015 to 07/31/2015

Please support the Panama City Rescue Mission's KLOTHES FOR KIDS fundraising effort this summer.

 

Volunteers are needed June 1 through August 4.  

 

The Collection sites are open from June 1st through July 31st.  Bring unifroms, play clothes, shoes, school supplies, backpacks, socks, underwear to any site for donation. Distribution will take place July 31st and August 1st.

 

For more information call or CLICK HERE to visit the website.

 

Location: See above

Contact Number: 850-769-0783

 

Market Fest at Laketown Wharf Resort
06/01/2015 to 09/07/2015

10:00 am - 09:00 pm

Market Fest at Laketown Wharf Resort is a family-friendly activity that combines a fun, entertaining atmosphere with unique, local items for sale like those seen in a farmers market or arts and crafts festival.

 

The event is open to the public and will include more than 40 vendors offering farm fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, hot and cold food items, activities for children and various retail items.

 

Mondays and Fridays 10am-9pm

 

Location: Laketown Wharf Resort, 9902 Thomas Drive S., Panama City Beach,

Contact Number: 850-499-4697

 

Movies & More @ Camp Helen State Park
06/03/2015 to 05/26/2015

Starting at 5:30 PM with an interpretive program with the park ranger, come cook hot dogs and S'mores around a camp fire followed by a kid-friendly movie in the recreation Hall at Camp St. Helen.

 

FREE Admission.

 

Donations appreciated.  Call for details 

 

Location: Camp Helen State Park, south side of Hwy 98 West, PCB

Contact Number: 850-233-5059

 

RELATIVELY SPEAKING opens June 5th at Kaleidoscope Theatre for t
06/05/2015 to 06/15/2015

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Three funny one-act plays (by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen) are losely assembled around the idea that our nearest and dearest can do us wrong in infinitely inventive ways. Husbands, wives, aunts, uncles, stepfathers, rabbis and therapists take plenty of hits. NOTE: Adult language and sexual references.

 

Showtimes are Fri and Sat at 7:30pm and Sun at 2:00pm. Adults: $16, Mil/Sen: $15, Students:$8 when pre reserved by calling 265-3226; door prices $1.00 higher.

 

Visit www.kt-online.org for more information.

 

Location: Kaleidoscope Theatre, 207 E. 24th St. , Lynn Haven

Contact Number: 850-265-3226

 

An Evening with AMY GRANT
06/05/2015

07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Join us for an evening with AMY GRANT!

 

Grant is beloved for both her Contemporary Christian music and mainstream hits like “Baby Baby,” “Every Heartbeat,” “That’s What Love is For,” “I Will Remember You,” “Lead Me On,” “El Shaddai,” and more. She has won six GRAMMY® Awards and 26 GMA Dove Awards, including four Artist of the Year awards. This will be a great family event with all proceeds benefiting St. John Catholic School.

 

Purchase your tickets at (850) 763-4696 or http://www.marinaciviccenter.com.

 

Location: Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Ave., Panama City, FL 32401

Contact Number: (850) 763-4696

 

 

Trina M. Ward Book signing
06/06/2015

03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Starbucks is hosting an event for a local author. Trina M. Ward will be having a book signing which will include her latest book, The Dozier School for Boys.

 

She will also be signing other previous titles The Martin House, Sandy Creek and College Point. Starbucks will be doing a heavy coffee sampling as well as sampling the author's favorite coffee. 

 

This is being done in an attempt to support local artists and their work. It is free to attend open to the public.

 

Location: 2296-A Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Panama City, FL 32405

Contact Number: 850.814.5997

 

 

Lynn Haven Summer Concert Series
06/09/2015 to 08/11/2015

Each Tuesday beginning June 9 and continuing through August 11 at Sheffield Park in Lynn Haven, the summer concert series takes place, beginning at 6:30 pm.

 

Here's the lineup:  

- June 9 jazz by Gulf Jazz Society All Stars

- June 16 Sharon Carroll, Jeff Carter & Co.

- June 23 rock by Mulberry Republic

- June 30 bluegrass by Dismal Creek

- July 14 blues by Kelly & the Healers

- July 21 East Bay Band

- July 28 classic rock/reggae by Jenny & Joey Shaling

- August 4 southern rock by The Jam Kings

- August 11 dance/party music by Latitude 29

 

Location: Sheffield Park, Hwy 77 and 9th St., LH

Contact Number: 850.265-2961

 

Running Clinic
06/09/2015

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Panama City Health Club's monthly running clinic gives you tips on how to start running for your first 5k and so much more. New topics every month to help you become a smart, efficient and safe recreational runner.

 

Location: Panama City Health Club

Contact Number: 850-914-2348

 

PCB Summer Concert Series @ Aaron Bessant
06/11/2015 to 08/13/2015

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Beginning June 11 and running through August 13, the Beach's Summer Concert Series takes place from 7:00-9:00pm at Aaron Bessant Park. 

 

Admission is FREE so bring your lawn chairs and blankets for some live music on a 'cool' summer night.    

 

Here's the lineup.  

- June 11 - Natalie Reynolds

- June 18 Appalkachian rock by Big Daddy Love

- June 25 reggae by Hortzen

- July 2 country rock by Casey Jameson

- July 9 brass funk by Bonerama

- July 16 blues by Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots

- July 23 classic rock by Loud Planet

- July 30 country by The Springs

- August 6 blues/soul by Jarekus Singleton

- August 13 alternative rock by Rotterdam November

 

Location: Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, PCB

Contact Number: 850.233.5045

 

ALIVE Concert
06/12/2015

08:00 pm

ALIVE (Animal Lover's InterVention Effort) is a concert benefiting The Humane Society of Bay County. Three Awesome Bands - My Fever, Hand Honey, Loud Planet Friday, June 12, 2015 at The Marina Civic Center - Backstage

 

Location: Marina Civic Center

Contact Number: 8503194320

 

 

The Masquerade Ball: A Formal Affair
06/13/2015

07:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 
#Capture Us invites you to the Masquerade Ball at the Marina Civic Center - attire is formal and strictly enforce; although a masquerade ball,

the mask is optional.

 

Singles are $20 and Couples are $30 admission. DJ Big Boi will be in charge of the music and photos in your attire can be had.  Call for tickets and more information.
 
 

 

Location: Marina Civic Center, south end Harrison Avenue, PC

Contact Number: 850.960.0708

 

 

9th Annual Panhandle Women's Expo
06/13/2015

10:00 pm - 04:00 pm

 

A day just for Women!

 

Join your local American Red Cross at the 9th Annual Panhandle Women’s Expo and enjoy a day designed to help you lead a healthy, happy lifestyle.

 

Health screenings, entertainment, displays, fabulous prizes, and demonstrations will be offered by local businesses with a focus on all things women.

 

Call for more information

 

Location: Panama City Mall

Contact Number: 850-763-6587

 

Power Achievers Groundbreaking Conference
06/19/2015

09:00 am - 03:30 pm

AWAKENING YOUR PROFESSIONAL SENSES!!

 

Not to be missed value packed ‘Power Achievers Groundbreaking’ event! First (50) fifty registered professionals will experience an abundance of actionable possibilities during this success driven conference! Not just empowering for the moment but loaded with actionable tools to help you break down roadblocks for greater earning potential!

 

DATE: June 19th 9:00AM—3:30PM

 

LOCATION: LaQuinta Inn 7115 Coastal Palms Blvd PCB 32408

 

COST: $75PP Early Bird Registration Discount thru April 30th $60! Registration Includes: (3) THREE Power Achiever Action Packed Workshops Lunch w/Bonus Motivational Presentation Door Prizes & Filled Goody Bags Special Offers—For Attendees Power Connector Booths

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: KAREN WHITE - Dream Locksmith KRISTI KIRKLAND - Answer Marketing Select A-Team & NexTus Power Connectors

 

RSVP: 850.215.7667

 

Location: Laquinta Inn & Suites 7115 Coastal Palms Blvd, PCB 32408

Contact Number: 850-215-7667

 

 

GCSC 2015 Summer Theatre Project
06/23/2015 to 08/01/2015

 

The 2015 GCSC Summer Theatre Project is a collaborative project between the Division of Visual and Performing Arts, The Millaway Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Advanced Technology Center, and Flytronics, LLC.

 

In this six-week course students will explore the interaction between extreme water sports, theatre and entertainment technology to kick off the new A.S. Degree in Entertainment Technology that starts Fall 2015 at GCSC. For a sample of the type of work we will be engaged in, visit www.waterproofledsuits.com

 

The results of this collaboration will be presented to the public as part of the Panama City CreativeCon on August 1, 2015 at Gulf Coast State College.

 

CLICK on attachment for more details. 

 

Location: Amelia G. Tapper Center for the Arts, GCSC, W. Hwy 98

Contact Number: 850-872-3886

 

 

AgSave$ Workshop Series
06/23/2015

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

  

The UF/IFAS panhandle is offering an AgSave$ program in a cooperative effort between Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty.  Program is from 6:00 - 7:30pm and the cost is $55/family.

 

The program will include a series of workshops where families can work through financial topics such as:

 

Preparing for Retirement and Other Goals

Trimming the fat

How to Manage and Reduce Your Debt

Security your Family’s and Your Farm’s Future through Succession Planning (Part I & 2)

 

These workshops will be offered at the Bay County Extension office, 2728 E. 14th Street.  The program begins on March 24, 2015 and pre-registration is required.  You can register online at bit.ly/AgSavesSeries by March 17, 2015 or by contacting the extension office at 850-784-6105.

 

The dates for the series of workshops are:

March 24th

June 23rd

July 21st

August 18th

 

If you have questions, contact Dr. Marjorie Moore at 784-6105. All programs are open to all persons regardless of race, color, age, sex, handicap or national origin.

 

Location: Extension Office, 2728 East 14th St (old Cedar Grove)PC

Contact Number: 850.784.6105

 

Anchors Away 6K & One Mile Family Fun Run
06/27/2015

08:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join Anchorage Children's Home for the Anchors Away 6K & One Mile Family Fun Run on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8 a.m. through the beautiful trails of the Panama City Beach Conservation Park. 

 

Entry fee is $20 per runner until June 9. June 9 through race day is $25. All proceeds benefit Anchorage programs serving abused, neglected and homeless youth in our community.

 

Register on www.active.com or call 850-763-7102 or email bbullard@achkids.org for more info!

 

Location: Panama City Beach Conservation Park "Gayle's Trails"

Contact Number: 850-763-7102

 

 

QuickBooks 2015 Basic Class
07/14/2015 to 07/21/2015

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

 

On two consecutive Tuesdays in July, 14th and 21st, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (includes a 1 hour lunch break) at the FSU Panama City Holley Academic Center (Room B101) learn how QuickBooks can help you and your business.

 

COST is  $450 for Chamber members; $500 for future members.  CLICK on attached form for more information and to register.
 

 

Location: FSU PC Holley Academic Ctr, Room B101, Collegiate Dr., PC

Contact Number: 850.215.3761

 

 

AgSave$ Workshop Series
07/21/2015

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

 
 The UF/IFAS panhandle is offering an AgSave$ program in a cooperative effort between Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty.  Program is from 6:00 - 7:30pm and the cost is $55/family.

 

The program will include a series of workshops where families can work through financial topics such as:

Prepareing for Retirement and Other Goals

Trimming the fat

How to Manage and Reduce Your Debt

Security your Family’s and Your Farm’s Future through Succession Planning (Part I & 2)

 

These workshops will be offered at the Bay County Extension office, 2728 E. 14th Street.  The program begins on March 24, 2015 and pre-registration is required.  You can register online at bit.ly/AgSavesSeries by March 17, 2015 or by contacting the extension office at 850-784-6105.

 

The dates for the series of workshops are:

March 24th

June 23rd

July 21st

August 18th

 

If you have questions, contact Dr. Marjorie Moore at 784-6105. All programs are open to all persons regardless of race, color, age, sex, handicap or national origin.

 

Location: Extension Office, 2728 East 14th St (old Cedar Grove)PC

Contact Number: 850.784.6105

 

Panama City Creative Con at GCSC
08/01/2015

SAVE THE DATE!!!!

 

Panama City CreativeCon on August 1 at Gulf Coast State College

 

More information forthcoming 

 

Location: Gulf Coast State College, West Hwy 98, Panama City

Contact Number: 850.769.1551

 

AgSave$ Workshop Series
08/18/2015

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

  

The UF/IFAS panhandle is offering an AgSave$ program in a cooperative effort between Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty.  Program is from 6:00 - 7:30pm and the cost is $55/family.

 

The program will include a series of workshops where families can work through financial topics such as:

Prepareing for Retirement and Other Goals

Trimming the fat

How to Manage and Reduce Your Debt

Security your Family’s and Your Farm’s Future through Succession Planning (Part I & 2)

 

These workshops will be offered at the Bay County Extension office, 2728 E. 14th Street.  The program begins on March 24, 2015 and pre-registration is required.  You can register online at bit.ly/AgSavesSeries by March 17, 2015 or by contacting the extension office at 850-784-6105.

 

The dates for the series of workshops are:

March 24th

June 23rd

July 21st

August 18th

 

If you have questions, contact Dr. Marjorie Moore at 784-6105. All programs are open to all persons regardless of race, color, age, sex, handicap or national origin.

 

Location: Extension Office, 2728 East 14th St (old Cedar Grove)PC

Contact Number: 850.784.6105

 

Bay Co. Great Cardboard Boat Regatta
09/26/2015

The haddai Shriners of Bay County's 2nd annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held on Saturday, September 26, in Porter Park in Lynn Haven.  Enter your cardboard vessel and have the time of your life.

 

For more information contact Jim Pappas or contact pappasjr@yahoo.com 

 

Location: Porter Park in Lynn Haven

Contact Number: 850-257-5941

 

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
10/31/2015

07:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration 7am-9am; Walk 9am-12pm

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

 

Call for more information. 

 

Location: Aaron Bessant Park, Pier Park, PCB Parkway, PCB

Contact Number: 850-785-9205 x3509

 

2016 Coach Post 5K/10K Fun Run
04/09/2016

06:00 am - 11:00 am

3rd Annual Coach Post 5K/10K Fun Run hosted by Covenant Christian School. Run is located at the beautiful St. Andrews State Park.

 

Location: St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, FL

Contact Number: 850-769-7448

 

 

 

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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