• Community

  • jets in a clear blue sky, flying over the ocean

    The Greater Fort Walton Beach area is made up of Fort Walton Beach and five adjacent communities: Mary Esther, Shalimar, Ocean City, Wright, and Cinco Bayou. Our military neighbors are Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, with additional military units at the US Coast Guard Station, Destin, the 919th Special Operations Wing at Duke Field, and the 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin.

    It’s a warm and friendly community - with a strong sense of family, tradition, and patriotism, combined with a generous nature. There’s always something to do, and it’s often great events sponsored by organizations that want to help others.

    Chamber member organizations are welcome to submit their events to the Chamber’s Community Calendar. Click here to do so. If you have any questions about how to do this, please contact Dayna Stinebiser at 850.244.8191.

    And yes, we have public transit! Click here for more information on area bus schedules and more.

  • Fort Walton Landing is the venue for many local celebrations and family outings.

    Community Information

    Fort Walton Beach – the best-kept secret in NW Florida. At the “heart” of the Emerald Coast, Fort Walton is much more than just family-friendly vacations on the beautiful beaches of Okaloosa Island. It’s a thriving area of national and local businesses, home to several military bases – and a community that welcomes visitors and locals with the same southern charm and hospitality. 

    children playing on a pierWhether you’re visiting for a short vacation, or plan to make this area your home, you’ll find that the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce is at the center of area activities – and is THE resource for local information.

    With over 2,000 members, the Fort Walton Beach Chamber represents businesses that offer goods and services of every kind. They do it with the highest quality, and the traditional personal touch.

  • Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce building
  • The Chamber Directory lists member businesses of every kind - feel free to use it as a resource for your business needs – or contact us in person at 850.244.8191.

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