Chamber News

Plans Are Not Executed Without Timely Change & A Focus On Eliminating Excuses

By Donny Barstow, President of MCCi, Leadership Tallahassee Class 26 graduate, and member of the Chamber’s Small Business Resource Committee There is discomfort and stress in constantly feeling the need to change and eliminate excuses.   We push ourselves to rid these uncomfortable feelings because in our gut we know that something has to be done […]

Chamber And Its Affiliates Are Moving

It’s official, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce will soon be moving to its new home in downtown Tallahassee. From our new location, we will continue to be your one-stop-shop for business resources, tools and opportunities. We look forward to working with our 1,600 local businesses and 52,000 employees from our new Class A office […]

Local Business Saturday

JANUARY 2011 SPECIALS In an effort to help revitalize our local economy, Tallahassee Mayor John Marks along with the City of Tallahassee, Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Capital City Chamber of Commerce and local businesses have announced, that every second Saturday of the month in 2011 will be designated as a Local Business Saturday. This […]

Workers Lead As Long As Leaders Work

By Donny Barstow, President of MCCi, Leadership Tallahassee Class 26 Graduate, and member of the Chamber’s Small Business Resource Committee We help guide others and help them form goals periodically, and then expect everyone to be off and running/executing. We know to let them have ownership and not to meddle in things in between goal […]

What Is Groupon? Could It Work For My Business? What Do I Need To Know First?

By Matt Thompson – Director of Digital Strategy for The Zimmerman Agency In November 2010 Groupon burst onto the Tallahassee scene offering steep discounts to any Tallahassee subscriber. In 30 days, a lot has changed with the service, making the revenue split with Groupon a bit more palatable for many of the Chamber’s small businesses. […]

EDC Focused On High-Growth Industries Healthy For Local Economy

If you talk to anyone involved with eco­nomic develop­ment in our region, the phrase “targeted industry sectors” is certain to be mentioned at some point in the conversation. And while it may sound like insider jar­gon, it actually is a fun­damental building block for smart, sustainable growth in our area for years to come. Like […]

Chamber Encouraging Tallahassee to ‘Shop Local’

In the spirit of the holidays, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is opening up one of its most popular member benefits to the entire business community. From now until the end of the year, the Chamber is making available coupons in its exclusive Member-to-Member Discount program to all local business owners and their employees, […]

Focus on Local Business is EDC’s priority

In the world of economic development, like many other areas of business, it is often the behind-the-scenes events that have the greatest impact. While the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County gets lots of attention from the community when a company relocates here, (or even as we pursue those opportunities), it is our day-to-day work […]

Chamber Partnership with DOCS Means Big Savings for Members

Cutting back on business expenses is often easier said than done, especially when it comes to products or services that are essential to basic business operations. That is why the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce offers a program to members that provides special pricing on perhaps the most basic necessities of all — office supplies. […]

Your Business Advocate

The Chamber believes in effective grassroots advocacy, powerful partnerships, and well-informed and politically engaged communities. And while members certainly benefit the more they get involved in the Chamber’s many offerings, the Chamber’s staff and committees are continuously working behind the scenes to provide a return on investment to its members through its advocacy. The Chamber […]

Thank You For Helping The Chamber Protect Our Business Community From Amendment 4

Thank you for allowing your Chamber to be the businesscommunity’s voice in the halls of government for policies and laws that promote business enterprise and protect our community. Together, we prevented Amendment 4 from resulting in higher taxes, fewer jobs and a weaker economy. An impressive 67% of Florida voters, and an even more impressive […]

Manufacturing Incentives Encourage Economic Growth

Having a well-defined target audience is important for any business or organization, and the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County is no exception. Although in our case, we have six. While we seek out and follow-up with all opportunities to enhance local business and attract innovative companies to our area, there are a half dozen […]

Chamber Proves Wise Investment in Tough Economic Year

For the last 11 months, I have had the pleasure of serving as chairman of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. As I approach the end of my term, a year that saw some of the toughest economic conditions in a generation, I could not be more proud of our staff, our members and the […]

Chamber Provides Right Dose of Business Help for Health Care Providers

Health care providers are important to our community because of the essential services they provide. They also are important because they make up a thriving industry sector that has a significant impact on our local economy. They are businesses – from large hospitals to individual practices – that provide vital jobs even in a tough […]

Encourage Your Employees To Become Advocates To Oppose Amendment 4

The “Vote No on 4” campaign is working to develop a list of advocates. Please help by encouraging your employees to register as “Advocates Opposing Amendment 4” on the online portal. This list of advocates is vital to the successful execution of the Education & Persuasion phase of the Vote no on 4 Campaign. A high-level of […]

Connect For Lunch Offers Unique Setting for Building Business Relationships

The Chamber is probably best known for its big events and large gatherings of business and community leaders, but there is a new, small-group activity that has been creating a buzz lately — in groups of three and four at a time. The Connect For Lunch program is bringing Chamber members together for lunch at […]

Service Industries Benefit From Chamber Membership

The membership of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce represents businesses from virtually every business sector, including those who make their living providing services outside the comfort of an air-conditioned office. In fact,  the service industries make up some of the Chamber’s most active and enthusiastic  members  – in part because the Chamber brings people […]

Best and Brightest Awards Broadcast on Comcast

The Chamber’s Best & Brightest Awards will be aired on WFSU Channel 4, WLCS Channel 23 and various other Comcast channels. This will run on these channels thanks to the support of Comcast, WFSU and the Leon County School District for this scholarship program. World Class Schools is proud to honor all the students that represent Leon […]

Annual Chamber Conference Sets the Stage for Business Success

Last summer, during what may prove to have been the bottom of the current recession, a record number of Tallahassee business people, elected officials and community leaders representing diverse interests attended the Greater Tallahassee Chamber’s Annual Community Conference. This year, a similar number is expected to make the most of a unique opportunity to learn, […]

Chamber Announces Winners of the 2010 Small Business Excellence Awards

For Immediate Release June 8, 2010 Media Contact: Jordan Jacobs Director, Communications & Marketing Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce 850.521.3107 CHAMBER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2010 SMALL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce held its 25th annual 2010 Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon recognizing small businesses and […]

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