The Greater Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce today announced Florida Senator Doug Broxson will be guest speaker at the group’s June 9 monthly breakfast.
Broxson plans to speak about local issues related to the current legislative session, such as Triumph Gulf Coast funding, an additional homestead exemption proposed for the 2018 ballot and Garcon Point Bridge.
This week the Florida Senate passed a bill which would allow an estimated $1.2 billion in future payments resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to bypass the state appropriations process and instead go directly to Triumph Gulf Coast, the nonprofit created to oversee 75 percent of funds recovered for economic damages to the state.
This year the first $400 million spill-related payment was allocated to the state’s “general fund” and only $300 million moved on to Triumph, which will distribute monies to the eight counties which were disproportionally affected by the spill: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla.
Additionally, the chamber announced a new program for members aimed to increase business and organization exposure during its monthly membership breakfasts.
“Starting with our June 9th breakfast, members can purchase a table sponsorship for $30 and will receive thirty seconds during the program to share their ‘elevator pitch’ with attendees,” said CEO Tony Alexander. “In addition to the time allotted for speaking, ‘Thirty for $30’ sponsors will be allowed to place brochures, flyers etc. and branded items on the table sponsored,” he said.
According to Alexander there are a limited number of “Thirty for $30” sponsorships available each month. To sign up or get more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 463-8954.
The June 9 breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. Senator Broxson’s presentation will begin at 8 a.m. Cost of the breakfast is $10 for members and $15 for others. The event also features door prizes and will take place at the Navarre Conference Center, located at 8700 Navarre Parkway. Register to attend via rsvp@greaternavarrechamber.