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Join the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce for The Next BIG Thing, presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, on August 22, 2018 at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. At this event over 200 attendees will come together for a fun day of networking, professional development and inspiration. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude with a cocktail reception by 5:00 p.m.
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The event will showcase dynamic speakers, addressing topics beneficial to empowering women professionally and personally, emerging and existing entrepreneurs and leadership development. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear two national keynote speakers and attend four TED Talk-style breakout sessions.

Enjoy a delectably tasteful breakfast and lunch as well as a cocktail hour to conclude the day. An exhibitor showcase will be featured where you’ll have the opportunity to shop from local businesses.

Make sure you stay till the end for your chance to win a $1000 VIP door prize!

Click here to register for the event. 

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Session Agenda

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.         Keynote Speaker Quint Studer of Studer Community Institute- Building Vibrant Communities

10:15 - 10:50 a.m.     Leadership Breakout Speaker Cory Fosdyck of Merrill Lynch- Would You Follow You?

10:15 - 10:50 a.m.     Women in Business Breakout Speaker Laticia "Action" Jackson - Tapping Into Your Power From With-N

10:15 - 10:50 a.m.     Entrepreneurship Breakout Speaker Bob Foster from the University of West Florida- Bootstrapping Your Way to Startup Success

10:55 - 11:30 a.m.     Leadership Breakout Speaker Laticia "Action" Jackson - Thriving And Leading From Your "Why"

10:55 - 11:30 a.m.     Women in Business Breakout Speaker Captain Martha LaGuardia-Kotite - US Coast Guard (RET) - Changing Tomorrow By Seizing Today

10:55 - 11:30 a.m.     Entrepreneurship Breakout Panel Discussion featuring Magda Cooper (BOTE), Jeanne Dailey (Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.), Bryce Jarvis (Sunset Bay Cafe and Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House) and Mike Ragsdale (The 30A Company)

1:00 - 1:35 p.m.         Leadership Breakout Speaker Dr. Jeffrey Riemer of Riemer & Associates- Leadership Principles

1:00 - 1:35 p.m.         Women in Business Breakout Speaker Leigh Grantham of Power South Energy Cooperative - Nice Girls Can Get The Corner Office: Winning Strategies To Power Your Career

1:00 - 1:35 p.m.         Entrepreneurship Breakout Speaker Pamela Starr of Google - Using Data To Drive Growth (Part 1)

1:55 - 2:30 p.m.         Leadership Breakout Speaker Daniel Pennington of Studer Community Institute - Definition Of The Authenticity Paradox

1:55 - 2:30 p.m.         Women in Business Breakout Speaker Rachael Gillette of Studer Community Institute - Brave Leadership: The Courage To Be Your True Amazing Self

1:55 - 2:30 p.m.         Entrepreneurship Breakout Speaker Pamela Starr of Google - Using Data To Drive Growth (Part 2)

2:40 - 3:30 p.m.         Keynote Speaker Kevin Lacz - Complacency Kills: Combat's Most Important Lessons
Applied To The Business World



For more information about sponsorships that are still available, contact our event coordinator Gabby at gabrielle@waltonareachamber.com

Click here to register for the event. 

Stay tuned for additional event details!