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Education Partnership


Chairman: David Balmer, Emerald Coast Dale Carnegie Training
Staff Liaison: Helen Adami
Mission: “To encourage local business leaders to support and serve our students through motivational and empowering programs.”

Current Projects:


Learn A Latte
Quarterly morning educational workshops to help both students and professionals with personal and professional development. The cost to attend is $10. Space is limited to add increased value to the participants. Contact Helen Adami with the Beach Chamber at or (850) 235-1159 to join our email list and stay informed about our upcoming workshops!

Previous Projects:

Mad City Money – A simulation for high school students to experience first-hand what it is like to budget money while purchasing all the essentials such as housing, auto, food, household necessities, clothing, daycare and all of the other wants and needs!

Million Pencil/Pen Project – A project dedicated to gathering school supplies and distributing them to our local middle schools, and working with Bay’s Next Generation Learning Council and Career Academies to bring speakers and real world projects into the classroom.

Education Heroes – A feature dedicated to spotlighting teachers and business partners making a difference in education, and telling about their innovative work and mission in our Circuit magazine.

The Education Partnership Committee also raises donations and support for the Beach Chamber Education Fund, Inc., which creates a scholarship at both Florida State-Panama City and Gulf Coast State College.

Ready to volunteer and help local students/professionals in Bay County? Please contact Helen Adami at or (850) 235-1159, to get involved!