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The Next Big Thing at Baytowne Conference Center

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What: The Next Big Thing at Baytowne Conference Center
When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: The Baytowne Conference Center

Join the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce for The Next BIG Thing on August 22, 2018 at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. At this event over 350 attendees will come together for a fun day of networking, professional development and inspiration. Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, the event will showcase dynamic speakers, addressing topics beneficial to empowering women professionally and personally, emerging and existing entrepreneurs and leadership development. 

Registration and check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast in the vendor ballroom. “The Next BIG Thing” will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks from Walton Area Chamber of Commerce CEO, Megan Harrison. Lunch, provided by Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will begin at 11:30 a.m. 

Registration prices are $150 for Walton Chamber members and $175 for non-members. Interested individuals can register for the event by visiting http://bit.ly/WACCNextBIGThing. Military and Group discounts are available.

This year, event attendees will have the opportunity to hear two nationally known keynote speakers, Kevin "Dauber" Lacz and Quint Studer. Additionally, there will be four TED Talk-style breakout sessions catered to the attendee’s selected growth track, featuring Laticia Jackson, Daniel Pennington, Rachael Gillette, and many more.

New this year, “The Next BIG Thing” will feature a panel of local entrepreneurs discussing the ins and outs of running a successful business from the ground up. The panel will feature Magda Cooper of BOTE, Jeanne Dailey of Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Bryce Jarvis of Sunset Bay Café and Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, Mike Ragsdale of The 30A Company among others.

Attendees are encouraged to stay until the end of the event for the $1,000 VIP door prize drawing from Silver Sands Premium Outlets. The symposium will conclude with a cocktail hour reception and exhibitor showcase for guests to network with one another and shop among local businesses.  ​

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. Area businesses interested should contact Gabrielle Woods at 850-892-3191 or Gabrielle@WaltonAreaChamber.com.​

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is South Walton's largest resort destination, featuring miles of pristine beaches and a number of championship golf courses, high-rise condos, rental homes and a vast array of dining, retail and entertainment options. It’s also home to 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, and a 113-slip marina. While the 2,400 acre property is geared for vacationing families, much of Sandestin is enjoyed by both locals and visitors to South Walton. There’s a little something for everyone.

 

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the heart and soul of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the gathering place for everyone visiting, living or working along the Emerald Coast. Baytowne Wharf features restaurants, bars, shops, and family-friendly activities throughout the village. Sitting on the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay, the area pieces together elements of an old fishing village and a New Orleans marketplace, making the atmosphere fun and relaxing.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is situated on the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay, reflecting the natural beauty of Old Florida. Accommodations at Sandestin vary from luxurious hotel suites to woodsy villas and Beachside condos. Learn more about shopping, dining, nightlife and events at www.baytownewharf.com and on Facebook

 

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