Next Idea Camp at Fishale on June 27th!

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s wildly successful Idea Camps are still rocking and rolling thanks to the support of Southwest Airlines.

The upcoming Idea Camp is next Thursday, June 27th at FishAle Taphouse and Grill from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  The event is made possible by businesses like MaceTech Security Solutions, Edward Jones, and Beachy Beach Real Estate.

Cost to attend is free for Beach Chamber members; $20 for non-members. For more information and to RSVP, call the Beach Chamber at (850) 235-1159.  Space is limited and you don’t want to miss this one, as guests will get to try some signature Fishale treats, including enjoying a special craft beer tasting!

Idea Camp is an interactive think tank with focused networking and an ‘ideashare’ of business dialogue but with a more limited group of people than other events, so the setting is more intimate and laid back.  Most people that start going to Idea Camps find it soon becomes one of their favorite chamber events.

See the flyer below for more information, including this month’s speakers, all local leader’s like yourself inspired to share and learn from others.  If you are interested in speaking at an Idea Camp please notify the chamber and ask for Marta Rose or email her at:



Set Sail with Beach Chamber on May 30th


The Panama City Beach Chamber’s IdeaWork’s committee will held an Idea Camp in the form of a “Sunset Think Tank”  aboard the Paradise Adventures 52″ Catamaran on May 30th.

This fun, interactive “Idea Share” takes place from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, May 30th.

Idea Camp is presented by Southwest Airlines and this next event is sponsored by A Superior Air Conditioning and MaceTech Security Solutions.

Idea Camp is an interactive think tank with focused networking and a friendly exchange of business dialogue in a laid back atmosphere.

The IdeaWorks committee has successfully held four Idea Camp’s previous this year, at Kingfish Grill, g.Foley’s and Runaway Bay Caribbean Grill.

Speakers for May 30th include a presentation by the chamber’s new President and CEO, Lance Allison; “Rebranding Homelessness” by Billy Fox, Pathways of Panama City Rescue Mission; “The Gift of Time” by Kandi Gardiner, MSC; “Practical Tips to Maintain your Privacy” by Russell Mace of MaceTech Security Solutions; and “Becoming a Purple Cow” by Jason Koertge of PCB Luxury Properties.

Cost to attend is FREE for Panama City Beach Chamber members and $20 per person for non-members.  This event is open to a public but fills up quickly, so do not delay if you want to sign up!  Drinks and light eats will be available, as well as time for informal networking, so bring your business cards.

For more information call the chamber at 850-235-1159.


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Business EXPO Coming Up

This year’s Business Expo is coming up fast!  Put on every year by the Panama City Beach’s Chamber of Commerce, this year is the 18th year and the theme is “Around the World.”

The thing that’s cool about a business expo is it gives us an excuse to get out there, meet others in our business community and network with potential customers.  Of course, since we are business to business it’s especially fun.

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Vote NOW – Pick the best Business Expo Video

Two weeks ago the Panama City Beach’s Chamber of Commerce Business Expo raised the roof under the big top at Boardwalk Beach Resort.  This fantastic event showcased all the best businesses this area has to offer and threw in a little fun with a circus theme.  Mimes, jugglers, dancers and clowns were found wandering the creative booths that had everything from live performances to free peanuts.

Click the read more to hear about the contest and watch the videos.

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Huge Economic Development Event Comes in October


Get your big hat out and prepare for a storm of huge economic development ideas to come ripping through Northwest Florida October 29 with the Annual Fall Leadership Summit being held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.  There are tons of presentations on the board with big-name speakers such as Jerry Ray from St. Joe, Department of Transportation Secretary Stephanie Kopelousos, Alabama Speaker of the House Seth Hammett, Mel Ponder of Coastal Vision 3000 and many others.

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