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





Monthly Events & Programs


First Friday

Going strong since 1957 and held on the first Friday of every month, this is one of the Chamber's most popular monthly events. The event includes an update on Chamber activities, Apple of our Eye awards, sponsor message, community interest program, new member introductions and community announcements. Attendance is average of 200+ people.


Place: Florida State University- Panama City – Holley Academic Center

Networking: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. / Program: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


Presenting and rotunda sponsorships are available. Click here for sponsorship benefits and prices.

Business After Hours (BAH)

An evening social, held monthly at different Chamber member locations. This is a great networking opportunity for new, current and prospective members. This event highlights the sponsoring members' business and is attended by an average of 125 people each month.


Sponsorships are available, click here for benefits and prices.

Chamber New Member 411 Orientation

New and existing members are invited to a special breakfast orientation held bi-monthly. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce new members to the Chamber and staff while giving them a chance to introduce their businesses and make new contacts. If you have a new employee and would like them to attend, contact the Chamber office.


Breakfast sponsorships are available. Click here for benefits and prices.

Bay Young Professionals

One of the Chamber's newest committees developed to engage the young professionals in Bay County. The group meets regularly through continuing education luncheons, tours and casual after hours socials.


Sponsorships are available for luncheons and socials. Click here for benefits and prices.


Annual Events & Programs


Annual Dinner

Held in January, the Annual Dinner celebrates the Chambers previous year's accomplishments, award presentations, and recognizes both the new and retiring Chairman. The evening is filled with dinner and live entertainment.


Sponsorships are available for any budget. Click here for benefits and prices.

Tourism Appreciation Month

National Tourism Week is the first full week in May. The Bay County Chamber takes it a step further and celebrates the month of May as Tourism Appreciation Month to highlight the importance of tourism in our community. In conjunction with the title sponsors we recognize our number one industry including the following events:


Bullet_01.jpg Annual Spring Classic Golf Tournament - This annual tournament is an opportunity to network with Chamber members and do business while enjoying a day on the golf course.


Bullet_01.jpg Business After Hours/Jungle-ball Volleyball Tournament - This fun event involves various member businesses competing in a friendly game of Jungleball for first, second and third place while other cheer on their favorite teams and network during Business After Hours.


In conjunction with these events, Tourism Appreciation Month is a public awareness campaign encouraging business owners and the community to say "Thank You for Visiting" on business marquees, signs and websites.


Sponsorships are available for month presenting sponsor as well as various levels of golf tournament and jungleball sponsors. Click here for benefits and prices.

Local First Responders Appreciation

The event is a way to say thank and honor those who risk their lives to save others, offering the business community an opportunity to express appreciation for the service that first responders and our military provide in their day-to-day jobs.


This is also a community awareness campaign encouraging business owners to "thank" our First Responders on business marquees or by offering them a discount during a designated week.


A variety of sponsorship levels will be offered to the membership including a presenting sponsor, table sponsors and more. Click here for benefits and prices.

Non-Profit Sustainability Summit

This event is targeted to new and veteran board members of non-profit organizations as well as agency professionals and staff. The summit offers informative sessions that provide valuable training and resource materials for sustainability. Registration includes course material and dinner. Multiple representatives from an organization are welcome to attend.


Sponsorships are available. Click here for benefits and prices.

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 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 scheduled for the month include:

September 5th – First Friday at FSU Panama City

                               sponsored by The Clemons Company

September 19th – Skeet & Trap Shoot at Tyndall Air Force Base

                                 Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities Available 

September 23rd – Industry Appreciation Celebration Awards Breakfast at FSU Panama City  

                                 Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities Available
                                 sponsored by Carr, Riggs & Ingram

September 25th – Business After Hours at Spinnaker Beach Club

                                 sponsored by The News Herald & Spinnaker 


For more information on Industry Appreciation Celebration or to serve on the Task Force, please contact Elizabeth at 850.215-3761 or


To sponsor any chamber events click here



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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