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2018 Chamber Conference Sunday Session

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Report: Tallahassee’s economy growing at healthy pace

From TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The June Tallahassee Economic Report shows the first sign of positive growth for 2018. One big contributing factor, a record nine months of traffic at the airport. There’s also been a rise in construction permits for residential and commercial properties, as well as a continuously dropping unemployment rate. The Greater […]

2018 Chamber Local Candidate Survey Results

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TalChamber identifies four ways to sustain city growth

From WTXL TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – How does Tallahassee handle growth in the future? More than 500 people spent the past weekend trying to answer that question at an annual conference by the Chamber of Commerce. We took a look at the key areas the chamber says the city needs to work on. From what we’ve […]

Chamber Conference: Chamber looks to address community needs, evaluates consolidation

From AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) – The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce could put the idea of government consolidation on hold. The Chamber first brought up the idea of consolidating the City of Tallahassee and Leon County Government last year as a way to address the high crime rate, ongoing FBI investigation and various ethics […]

Tallahassee leaders wrap up Chamber of Commerce Conference

From Hundreds of business owners descended upon Amelia Island for the annual Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conference.

Chamber Conference: Market “disrupters” find success in Tallahassee

From AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) – As online shopping continues to grow many local businesses are turning to innovative techniques to draw customers into their shops. That includes Midtown Reader on Thomasville Road. Owner Sally Bradshaw, along with leadership from Proof Brewing Company and For the Table Hospitality, spoke about what it means to […]

Tourism industry growing in Leon County

From AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) – As more people pack the Capital City, the tourism industry continues to grow in Leon County. According to Leon County’s tourism department, tourism had a $900 million direct economic impact on the county last year. And, it provides 14,000 jobs. With those numbers, and more, the department is […]

Chamber Conference: TPD to move to the Southside

From AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) – The City of Tallahassee is moving forward with relocating its police headquarters to the south side of town. City officials discussed their plans with the local business community at the annual Chamber of Commerce Conference. According to Assistant City Manager Cynthia Barber, the move will not only enhance […]

Expert Paul Zikopoulos tells chamber crowd Big Data is the path to big business

From the Tallahassee Democrat AMELIA ISLAND – Tech years are a lot like dog years — they go very quickly, said one of the nation’s top Big Data experts during the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference on Saturday. Companies can transform their delivery services and business models by the “one percent rule” over time and […]

Mid-term election predictions with pollster Steve Vancore at annual Chamber Conference

From the Tallahassee Democrat Steve Vancore, pollster and partner at VancoreJones, leaped right into the “dangerous business” of predicting the mid-term elections at a Chamber Conference session Saturday at Amelia Island. Here were some of his biggest predictions. On Democratic gubernatorial primary, Vancore says things are looking good for a Tallahassee nominee. He says Gwen Graham probably […]

Chamber conference attendees to focus on Tallahassee’s future growth

From the Tallahassee Democrat Tallahassee is poised for more development – a growing population, more jobs and an increase in spending among residents in the post Great Recession era. Cranes crisscross the downtown skyline. Heavy equipment and crews churn dirt throughout the city and around the county. But it’s not always a welcome sight. Restive residents have galvanized neighborhood opposition to […]

Transforming south side among top Chamber conference sessions

From the Tallahassee Democrat AMELIA ISLAND – No single thing is going to transform Tallahassee’s south side. During Saturday’s standing-room breakout session at the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference, panelists rattled off details behind key measures that could make a difference. A $45-million redevelopment is moving forward at the Orange Avenue Apartments, a public housing property. Improvements […]

Chamber Conference: Low supply, high demand driving up home prices

From AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) – Buying property in the Capital City may be getting more difficult. That’s according to a local panel of experts speaking on residential real estate during the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference. “There’s high demand, low supply. Prices are going up at the fastest rate I’ve ever seen,” said […]

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conference underway

From AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) — Hundreds of Tallahassee business owners have descended upon Amelia Island for the annual Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conference. This year, about 520 people are registered for the conference. The idea is to get out of the “bubble,” and get away from some of the day-to-day distractions and dig […]

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conference begins

From Hundreds of Tallahassee business owners are heading to Amelia Island for the annual Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conference.

Chamber conference theme focuses on ‘pushing forward’

From the Tallahassee Democrat News of a federal investigation into public corruption in the capital city was fresh at last year’s Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference, with some of the same prominent developers and business-people appearing on the guest list and on a grand jury subpoena list. This year most of those names are absent from […]

See who’s attending 2018 Chamber Conference in Amelia Island

From the Tallahassee Democrat About 500 members of Tallahassee’s private and public sector are registered to attend the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference at Amelia Island this weekend. From bankers, developers, architects, consultants and real estate agents, this will be a once-year opportunity to rub shoulders with the Who’s Who and business elite. Several high-ranking administrators […]

Tallahassee manufacturers brace for impacts from President Trump’s tariffs

From the Tallahassee Democrat Four containers stocked with 20 tons of steel rails arrived on July 6 in the Port of Jacksonville from China. The cargo was bound for Residential Elevators, the nation’s leading producer of home elevators headquartered in Tallahassee. In the ensuing days, the shipment was trucked to the company’s Crawfordville facility for processing. For the 22-year-old manufacturer, it […]

Tallahassee named one of country’s best cities to raise families

From WTXL TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Tallahassee is one of the country’s best cities to raise a family, according to a national housing rental website. The Capital City ranked number five in the nation by the company Zumper. Zumper says one of the city’s strengths is the fact that it has a relatively young population. In […]

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