From:                                   Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce <>

Sent:                                    Monday, September 03, 2018 9:30 AM


Subject:                                Happy Labor Day from the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber!


Your weekly update from the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber



September 3, 2018





Welcome New Members!


Jane H. Rainwater

4400 Highway 20

314 Merchant's Walk

Niceville, FL 32578

(850) 830-1976

Category: Real Estate-Sales


David Mars

Tovah Locke

200 Henderson Beach Resort

Destin, Florida 32541

(850) 424-4400

Category Hotels/Motels



Thank You For Renewing!











Mark Your Calendar!

Click the links for more information.


Tuesday, September 4th | 11:30 am 

Cafe Bienville - New location! 

Potential members & guests welcome! 


Ambassador Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 5th | 11:30 am 

Chamber Office

Education Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 11th  | 9:00 am 

Chamber Office 


Let's Do Lunch

Tuesday, September 11th  | 11:30 am 

Tisano's Garlic Grill 

7 Minute Strategy: Speaking and Listening in Business" by Dr. Mike Mosley, Rocky Bayou Christian School

Sponsored By:  Centennial Bank

Wednesday, September 12th | 7:30 am

Niceville Community Center

Sponsored By: 
White-Wilson Medical Center


Military Affairs Committee Meeting

Monday, September 24th | 11:30 am

NWFSC | Building 400 | Room 302


Tuesday, September 25th | 5-6:30 pm

1502 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville

Sponsored By: CCB Community Bank 



Sequins & Suits

Thursday, November 29th

More info coming soon! 


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 for full event calendar. 





Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida -FWB


Click here to learn more about upcoming events and workshops.  





A big thanks to Beach Community Bank for hosting a great Business After Hours! It was a beautiful night for Chamber members and guests to enjoy networking, refreshments and some great local restaurant gift cards and "Beach" Basket door prizes. Beach Community Bank is a locally owned bank that recently announced a $1 Billion lending pledge to local business and individuals. Stop by their Nicevillle office at 100 Armstrong Avenue, Niceville for more information. Click here for more photos. 



Congratulations to School of the Month recipient Eglin Elementary School! Principal Dennis Samac is pictured above with Education Committee member Steve Wills, Raytheon  Company and a basket of fresh fruit and snacks as a token of appreciation for all they do for our kids and community. Eglin Elementary is an A+ school located on Eglin Air Force Base. 




Lt. Jackie Pienkowski, 24th SOW Public Affairs Advisor, was the Guest Speaker at the August Military Affairs Committee Meeting. She briefed the committee on the heroin story of Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, the 19th airman to earn the nation's highest military honor, and the first airman to earn the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. Chapman was the combat controller who was killed trying to save the lives of a team of Army Rangers during a ferocious mountaintop battle in Afghanistan in 2002. Chapman's family lives locally and was recent presented the medal in Washington, D.C. by President Donald Trump. Pienkowski is pictured here with MAC Chairman, Mark Clark, Okaloosa Gas.




The City of Valparaiso honored the late Mayor John B. Arnold, Jr. with a Road Designation Ceremony renaming Valparaiso Parkway to the John B. Arnold, Jr. Memorial Highway. Mayor Brent Smith, Commissioner Christine Wasdin and former Mayor and Commissioner Heyward Strong spoke of the service, dedication and love Mayor Arnold had for the City of Valparaiso. He served as Mayor for 53 years. His wife Marlene accepted a framed copy of the City's Proclamation of the Designation. Rep. Mel Ponder, who helped passed the designation through the Florida House of Representatives, also spoke and helped unveil the new sign.











Featuring dinner by Chef Dan Pettis & One 20 A Modern Bistro. Cocktails & hor d'oeuvres at 6:30 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm. Click here for sponsor and ticket information. All proceeds benefit the Boggy Bayou Fireworks Fund in support of the annual 4th of July fireworks display.





Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce  |  (850) 678-2323  |

1055 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL  32578


Reminder: Local chambers are not affiliated with the US Chamber, Florida Chamber, or any other local chamber. They are all independent organizations with independent boards.  No money from your membership with the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce goes to the US Chamber.   


Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, 1055 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578



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