Chamber News

Swag bags a hit during Chamber conference

From the Tallahassee Democrat They come to network and leave with a loaded swag bag of goodies that would make your colleagues jealous. Businesses recognized the opportunity for instant exposure during this weekend’s annual Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference at Amelia Island. Even the actual bag — a large tan tweed tote bag stamped with the Chamber’s […]

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference Recap

From WCTV.tv AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — WCTV has complete coverage of the 2017 Annual Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference. Click on the links below for the latest details from this year’s conference:   Business leaders, elected officials meet for annual chamber conference — Hundreds of business leaders and elected officials are meeting on Amelia Island for […]

Watch it: Chamber of Commerce Conference Swag Bag

Business reporter TaMaryn Waters shares some items from the swag bag given out at this year’s Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Community Conference. Hali Tauxe/Democrat Click HERE to view the video.

Photos: Chamber of Commerce Conference 2017

Click HERE to view photos from the 2017 Annual Chamber Conference.

Violinist hits inspiring notes, challenges Chamber leaders

From the Tallahassee Democrat AMELIA ISLAND – Beams of white lights flashed overhead, creating drama and suspense. Kai Kight stands in the shadows as he begins playing his trusted violin. He suddenly appears, playing and plucking the instrument that freed the genius within and led him to perform at prestigious venues like the John F. […]

Chamber workshops offer insight into hot topic issues

From the Tallahassee Democrat Breakout sessions on day two of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference dumped buckets of information and insight on issues and challenges affecting the business sector. Saturday’s workshops touched on talent retention and recruitment gaps, the airport’s attempt to boost flights and appeal to its 500-acre swath of land, housing, proposed […]

Chamber conference first-timers share expectations

From the Tallahassee Democrat Roughly 110 first-timers are attending the year’s largest business and social retreat during the annual Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference at Amelia Island. They represent businesses and industries, from startups to longtime staples. They’re bankers, architects, developers, childcare providers and others who touch every corner of Tallahassee. “We continue to inch up […]

My View – Bennett Napier #BrandNewTallahassee

I have been following with interest the printed and online commentary of the “Branding” initiative for Tallahassee. I respect the back and forth and diversity of thought. However, the sarcasm from some writers suggesting that our city taking field trips to learn from other cities around the country, is a futile waste of time and […]

Otway: Bicentennial presents opportunity for community

From the Tallahassee Democrat Tallahassee and Leon County are on the verge of an incredibly important anniversary. In 2024, our community will celebrate the bicentennial of our founding as the capital city. There will be many celebrations honoring our history, but the greatest opportunity lies within the building of a foundation for our future. Our […]

Perspectives: Local Business

From WFSU Whether buying into a national franchise or starting your own unique enterprise from scratch, Tallahassee is becoming an ever-hotter place to start (and grow) a business.  To discuss this topic in all its ramifications: Jay Revell, vice president of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce; Adam Faurot, CEO of Titus Human Performance Solutions, a […]

Our opinion: A brand new day in Tallahassee?

From the Tallahassee Democrat It’s time for hyper-politicized city to consider consolidation and step outside the shadow of the Capitol “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” – Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon OK, we’re in. But if you think this […]

Chamber Board Chair and Chair-Elect Join The Usual Suspects

Watch the full episode at WCTV.tv

Watch it: Chamber recaps Nashville trip

From Tallahassee.com Sue Dick, president of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Jay Revell, vice president of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and business and economic development reporter TaMaryn Waters discuss the key takeaways from Nashville trip

Chamber highlights Nashville “brand”

From WCTV.tv TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV)— The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce held a three day retreat in Nashville, Tennessee in an effort to find out what makes the economy thrive in the music city. “We wanted to be able to take away some great ideas and see if they work here,” said Chamber Chairman Reggie Bouthillier. […]

Domi, FAMU, Gillum launch Tallahassee-based code academy

From the Tallahassee Democrat Domi, Florida A&M University, and the Office of Mayor Andrew Gillum launched I/O Avenue, a Tallahassee-based code academy Wednesday. The program, created as a part of the larger Tallahassee TechHire Initiative, will focus on rapidly training workers to enter high-paying tech jobs in North Florida. Announced at The Chamber’s trip to […]

Best & Brightest seniors brimming with talent

From the Tallahassee Democrat Throughout their past four years of high school, the 2017 Best & Brightest nominated seniors did it all: They painted murals, volunteered countless service hours, started clubs at their respective schools and excelled on the field, court, in the pool or wherever they competed. On Wednesday night, those 160 seniors were […]

WeatherSTEM startup brings technology to Vanderbilt

From the Tallahassee Democrat NASHVILLE – Ed Mansouri shook off his entrepreneurial jitters in 2014 and turned a hobby into a Tallahassee-based startup that now has a presence at the top of Vanderbilt University’s football stadium. And not just there. WeatherSTEM, a tech-based innovation that provides real-time weather conditions, is now installed at 290 locations, […]

First impressions from Nashville trip

NASHVILLE — By the first day, strong impressions had already formed. Tallahassee business and economic leaders toured Music City Center, located on a 16-acre site in Nashville’s downtown. It’s spectacular not only in appearance, with its 4-acre green roof, dazzling art and sheer panel fixtures. It’s also a huge economic driver. The delegation took mental notes. Some […]

Is Tallahassee better after Boulder?

Two years ago, a delegation of Tallahassee movers and shakers traveled to Boulder, Colorado. Monday through Wednesday, an even larger group is headed to Nashville, Tennessee.  These recon trips happen every few years. The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce acts as the ultimate tour guide. Trip-goers soak up the sights in a daylong itinerary of stops, […]

Cracking Nashville’s secret to success

From the Tallahassee Democrat The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has corralled 80 local movers and shakers — a historic number of trip-goers — to travel to Nashville, Tennessee, for a three-day expedition. These trips are common. Local delegations in the past touched down in cities like Boulder, Colorado, Madison, Wisconsin, Austin, Texas, Raleigh, North Carolina, […]

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