Dedicated to helping businesses help themselves, the Fort Walton Beach Chamber is the focal point for business activities in the community. The Chamber holds three regular networking events each month, including First Friday Coffee, the largest regular gathering of business people in Okaloosa County. On the second Thursday of each month, members gather to focus on networking during lunch at "Nothing But Networking," and they relax with late afternoon "attitude adjustment" at Business After Hours on the third Thursday.The Chamber also organizes and sponsors a variety of events and festivals throughout the year, including the famous two-day Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival on the first full weekend in June. Other annual events include the Winter Guest Fest, Mardi Gras on the Island, Musical Echoes (a Native American flute and cultural festival), Dog Daze (a celebration of canines and the people who love them), the H. C. White Golf Tournament (sponsored by White-Wilson Medical Center and benefitting scholarship endowments for local students at Troy University), and the Emerald Coast Healthy Living Expo and 5K Run/Walk. Working together, Chamber members focus on informed communication, education and networking opportunities. They help businesses get things done. Visit their website at www.fwbchamber.com to learn more about their many membership benefits, tourism information and numerous Chamber-sponsored events and festivals.