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One Okaloosa Events

One Okaloosa Events

March 25, 2021 
Building a Winning Career in a Technical Profession  
Leader. Visionary. Award Winner.  Please join us to hear Dr. David Goetsch speak about building a winning career in a technical profession.  Throughout his award-winning military, professional, and academic career, Dr. Goetsch has gained the knowledge of what it takes to build a successful technical career.  Making integrity your hallmark, becoming an effective communicator, setting expectations, and persevering in difficult times are just a few of the many relevant and vital skills for today's career development.  From student to seasoned professional, Dr. Goetsch will pass along lessons from which we can all benefit. Click Here To Register or Click Here for the Event Flyer

April 14, 2021
2021 TeCMEN Industry Day 
The 2021 TeCMEN Industry Day will take place on place on April 14, 2021. The annual event spotlights the diverse capabilities that exist among the area’s technical businesses and is structured to include a speaker symposium, informational workshops and a technical showcase featuring local, regional and national companies involved in manufacturing, engineering and technology – along with select workforce development, training and educational entities. Click Here to Register

EDC Roundtable Symposiums

The EDC Roundtable is a symposium focused on providing One Okaloosa EDC members, county and city officials, military delegates, and guests a unique networking opportunity with a keynote speaker. In previous years, high profiles speakers have included a representative from the Federal Reserve Bank, the Florida Department of Transportation Director to the Florida Secretary of Commerce. One Okaloosa EDC's morning roundtable event provides a buffet breakfast and approximately 200 community leaders attend these informative morning symposiums. 

Still Making Cents: Okaloosa's Infrastructure Sales Surtax

On March 5, 2020, more than 170 community business and government leaders were treated to a high energy and insightful panel discussion spotlighting Okaloosa County's Infrastructure Sales Surtax.  Overwhelmingly supported by local voters in November 2018, the sales surtax is generating millions for key community road and infrastructure projects.  The panel was moderated by Dr. David Goetsch and included Katie Sharon, Chair of the Okaloosa Citizens Advisory Committee, Ted Corcoran, CEO of the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, John Hofstad, Okaloosa County Administrator, Michael Beedie, Fort Walton Beach City Manager and Tim Bolduc, Crestview City Manager. 

The event was sponsored by AVCON, Chesser & Barr, Gulf Power and Okaloosa Gas. 

Economic Gardening: Cultivating Sustainable Entrepreneur Support Structures

On May 22, 2019, guests gained valuable insight on what it takes to cultivate sustainable entrepreneur support structures. The keynote speaker was Jason Hamman, Hamman Consulting Group, who released the summary of his findings in the Okaloosa Incubator Feasibility commissioned by the EDC of Okaloosa County. The guests were then treated to a panel of experts representing existing entrepreneur networks in the surrounding communities. Panelists included: Patrick Rooney, Co:Lab Pensacola; Kelly Reeser, TechFarms Capitall  and Pam Kidwell, Gulf Coast State College Business Innovation Center.

The event was held at The Island, by Hotel RL and the Signature Sponsor for the event was the Okaloosa County School District - Career & Technical Education Program. A special thank you to the Choctaw High School JROTC for presenting the colors.

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