Chanda Ryan

Movies by the Dunes coming spring 2020

Movies by the Dunes coming spring 2020

Movies by the Dunes is coming to Navarre Beach next year. The Tourist Development Council (TDC) supported a grant of nearly $5,000 Aug. 1 for the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to host the event.   Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

Welcome home, chamber!

Welcome home, chamber!

After 42 years of serving the business community, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce officially came home July 31 with a celebratory ribbon cutting on their new building. The conference room, halls and lobby were packed with supporters to celebrate the opening of the new Navarre Chamber Information Center. Read the full article in […]

Santa Rosa businesses miss opportunity with Visit Florida marketing program

Santa Rosa businesses miss opportunity with Visit Florida marketing program

Visit Florida, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, announced April 1 that 152 Florida businesses were accepted into the organization’s free 2019 Targeted Marketing Assistance Program (TMAP). None were in Santa Rosa County. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or sign up […]

Jobs harder to fill with low unemployment rate in Santa Rosa County

Jobs harder to fill with low unemployment rate in Santa Rosa County

Santa Rosa County fell below the state average percentage of unemployment in the month of February in figures released by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Santa Rosa held a 3.2 percent unemployment rate for the month of February. Read the full article in the April 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Ryan takes reins of Navarre chamber

Ryan takes reins of Navarre chamber

Gail Acosta, Chair of the 2019 Board of Directors announced today that Chanda Ryan has transitioned into the role of Executive Director of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. As a Navarre resident for 19 years, Ryan has extensive experience working with the small businesses in our community.  For the past seven years, she […]

Bizzy coming to a store near you

Bizzy coming to a store near you

As Christmas approaches, one of Santa’s elves has taken a vacation to Navarre Beach and will be stopping in at businesses throughout the community including the Navarre Press. This year, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has created “Bizzy The Navarre Chamber Elf,” and she will be visiting chamber member businesses throughout Navarre. Read […]

Revitalized chamber redirects its focus

Revitalized chamber redirects its focus

On August 7, 2017, Tamara Fountain stepped into the role of CEO and president for the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. In the 12 months that followed, Fountain assessed and scrutinized everything the chamber did. From events to programming to the very mission statement, she worked alongside the board of directors, chairman, membership director […]

Break the rules and close more sales

Break the rules and close more sales

  Closing sales can be a lucrative business, but it is highly competitive. Sales professionals are often faced with several “nos” before they hit that “yes.” It is a job of constantly developing leads and dead ends are inevitable. Read the full article in the Mar. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Calling all bands for Tunes by the Dunes

Calling all bands for Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Tunes by the Dunes Committee is seeking bands to play this year’s event free summer concert series. They will be meeting soon to finalize plans for the event. The series showcases a variety of local musicians onstage with the beautiful Navarre Beach sunset as a backdrop. Read the […]

Navarre chamber finds new home

Navarre chamber finds new home

Growth can be challenging as well as positive, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has discovered. President/CEO Tamara Fountain said that is why the chamber will be opening doors on a new location at 2053 Fountain Professional Court. The chamber currently shares office space with the Tourism Development Office as a tenant in the […]

Chamber launches internship program, other opportunities

Chamber launches internship program, other opportunities

Amid new mascots, a brand-new look and a litany of new programs, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has launched an initiative to build up the community’s talent pool. The chamber will be seeking at least one intern for the coming year. This individual will assist in every aspect of the chamber’s work, from […]

Simpson begins term as Chairman of Navarre Chamber Board

Simpson begins term as Chairman of Navarre Chamber Board

Just a day after receiving the prestigious Rebecca Evans award from the Navarre Area Board of Realtors, Mike Simpson took over the Chairman’s seat of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber Board of Directors. Simpson, a realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, was also awarded the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Year award. In presenting Simpson […]

Pitch it to me: The art of a good elevator pitch

Pitch it to me: The art of a good elevator pitch

Imagine stepping onto an elevator and coming face-to-face with your perfect customer or the employer of your dreams. You have less than two minutes to grab their attention and sell your product, service or skills. And your mind goes blank. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at […]

Navarre Park receives Little Free Library

Navarre Park receives Little Free Library

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce collected books Saturday during the Health and Business Expo for Navarre Park’s new Little Free Library location. These small outdoor book cabinets are part of a national movement to get people reading and connect with the community according to Little Free Library’s website. Read the full article in […]

Mardi Gras season lets the good times roll

Mardi Gras season lets the good times roll

As the Navarre Krewe of Jesters crowns their 2017 royalty and big box stores begin to carry bead necklaces and king cakes, it can only mean one thing; Mardi Gras season is here. Mardi Gras, also known as fat Tuesday, is historically a time for plenty and parties. For New Orleans, arguably the Mardi Gras […]

Chamber offers unique business opportunities

Chamber offers unique business opportunities

Chamber offeNew members of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (NBACOC) got a crash course in their benefits Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Chamber 101 Member Orientation Workshop at the Navarre Visitor Information Center. The NBACOC has added 70 new members since January 2016, bringing the total membership to 462. Several new members packed […]

Shop Small Business Day

Shop Small Business Day

Saturday Nov. 28 is designated by American Express as the Shop Small Business Day. It’s a day to encourage the community to patronize small businesses. The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has signed up with American Express to be a Neighborhood Champion willing to rally the community to unite with planned activities. The Navarre Chamber’s […]

Small Shop Crawl brings record-setting sales

Small Shop Crawl brings record-setting sales

By all accounts and everyone’s accounting, the 2015 Holiday Small Shop Crawl presented by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce was a huge success. More than a dozen Navarre shops participated, and each one said the event brought new customers into their shop.   The Director of Membership and Marketing for the Navarre Chamber Chanda […]

South end tourism committee discusses funding requests

The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council’s south end committee members recently discussed several requests for funding utilizing county bed tax revenues. During the Feb. 11 meeting District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson pushed for greater accountability for those seeking such funds to support local events. The committee will recommend paying Navarre businessman Kenny Wilder $500 per […]