One of the main ways small businesses across the Emerald Coast promote themselves is by networking with other business owners and professionals. One of the best ways to get in front of business owners is to join your local chamber of commerce. In Okaloosa, Walton, and Santa County alone, there are eight different chamber of commerces. There are many businesses that just join their closest chamber of commerce, while other, more proactive businesses join multiple chambers. Below is a list of each of the Emerald Coast Chamber of Commerces.
Okaloosa County Chamber of Commerces
Destin Area Chamber of Commerce – The Destin Chamber is located in the very tourist heavy area of Destin, FL on Highway 98 and is great way to mingle with Destin business owners and employees.
4484 Legendary Dr, Suite A
Destin, FL 32541
Crestview Area Chamber – This Chamber is located in Crestview, FL, which is the largest city in Okaloosa County.
1447 Commerce Drive
Crestview, FL 32539
Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce – This Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest chambers in all of Northwest Florida. They have an abundance of committees to serve on and network your business.
34 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549
Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce – Located in the heart of Okaloosa County along the Choctawhatchee Bay, the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber offers plenty of opportunities for area businesses to promote their business to other business owners and professionals.
1055 E. John Sims Parkway
Niceville, FL 32578
Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerces
Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce – This chamber is located right next to Pensacola and Pensacola Beach and offers a great opportunity to meet business owners in the Gulf Breeze area as well as the Pensacola area.
409 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce – This chamber is a dynamic chamber with nearly half of it’s members from outside the Navarre Beach area, which offers a great way to network with a wide variety of businesses.
8543 Navarre Parkway
Navarre, FL 32566
Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce – By joining this chamber, you will have access to meeting business owners from the north part of Santa Rosa County.
5247 Stewart Street
Milton, Florida 32570
Walton County Chamber of Commerces
Walton Area Chamber of Commerce – If you are doing business in Walton County, being a part of the Walton Area Chamber is a great decision to further promote your business.
63 South Centre Trail
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
One thing is for sure and that is if you just sit back and wait for new clients to come to you, you likely won’t be very successful with your business. On the other hand, if you actively promote your business through business networking events on a regular basis, you will see business growth. Joining your local chamber of commerces is a great way to network, so join your closest chamber or join all eight of the chambers along the Emerald Coast!