Chamber News

New Chamber plan will strengthen businesses

From the Tallahassee Democrat My View by Reggie L. Bouthillier, Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board of Directors Now is an exciting time to be involved in growing Tallahassee’s economy. Our community is poised for success with all the right ingredients: talent, a growing spirit of entrepreneurship and leaders who are committed to […]

Tally Job Hop created to reduce brain drain

From the Tallahassee Democrat Marcus Mobley rode along with several aspiring graduates at Florida State University as they huddled and chatted in a shuttle van. There were two groups and a long day of stops at various businesses specializing in information technology, public relations and marketing. The students were used to Garnet and Gold campus life. […]

2016 Candidate Survey Results Released

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has released the results of a recent survey of candidates for the City of Tallahassee and Leon County Commissions. The survey was conducted by The Chamber and its Business Advocacy Committee. “The Business Advocacy Committee strives to keep our members informed and educated about the issues affecting business in […]

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Tallahassee as a Top 50 City for Entrepreneurs

TALLAHASSEE – Tallahassee, Florida has been named a Top 50 City for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine. The ranking comes in the August edition and is part of a partnership between Entrepreneur Magazine and Tallahassee is ranked at 46 and is one of only three Florida cities on the list (Orlando #15 & Miami Beach […]

Based on Chamber Proposal, City of Tallahassee Votes to Repeal Business License Tax

TALLAHASSEE – On Wednesday, July 12, at the City of Tallahassee budget workshop, the City Commission voted unanimously to repeal the City’s long standing business license tax. The repeal will require an ordinance change from the Commission, but Commissioners indicated their desire to pass such an ordinance as soon as possible with a 5-0 unanimous […]

Florida State University President John Thrasher to Speak at This Year’s Chamber Conference

John Thrasher, a Florida State University alumnus and former state legislator, is the university’s 15th president and will be the speaker during our Saturday Lunch Session at this year’s conference. Thrasher earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Florida State in 1965. He subsequently joined the U.S. Army where he received the Army Commendation Medal in […]

Finalists Announced for the 2016 Chamber Awards

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 2016 Chamber Awards taking place Tuesday, June 7 at 11:30am at the University Center Club. The Chamber Awards is an annual ceremony recognizing businesses for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. The announcement of the 21 finalists from over […]

A Letter from Your Chair

February 1, 2016 Dear Tallahassee Business Friend and Member: It’s still early in 2016 and that provides a great opportunity to give you an update on several fronts – as one of our valued, loyal members of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. We’re proud to promote and advocate for you and the more than […]

Economic forecast: ‘Bright 2016’ with focus on growth

From the Tallahassee Democrat As 2015 comes to a close, more small businesses are encouraged to see Tallahassee’s economy strengthening and that will likely lead to more new hires, expansions and relocations. Owners may also decide to invest back into the business with major purchases. Key economic factors point up. Business are seeing increased sales. […]

TLH Selected to Host National Airports Conference

Heather Teter, City of Tallahassee Today, Sixel Consulting Group announced that the Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) will be home to the 14th Sixel Airports Conference. According to Sixel, the Airports Conference, which will take place next spring, will have an estimated economic impact of $90,000 to the Tallahassee tourism market. Airports from all over the […]

TLH Shows Support to JetBlue

Lizzy Kelley, City of Tallahassee Yesterday, Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) sent 40 letters of support to JetBlue showing a strong community desire to have the air carrier offer service in Tallahassee. Many businesses have also sent letters directly to JetBlue. “At the recent Chamber Conference, TLH staff gave a presentation to more than 500 business […]

Top take-aways from Chamber conference

Alyce Lee Stansbury, Tallahassee Democrat I attended the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conference last weekend and came back with new ideas for my business and for nonprofits. My first take-away is that people, whether they are customers or donors, want experiences not just goods. For any business, that means creating a great customer experience. This […]

Chamber moves 2016 conference over Confederate flag

Sean Rossman, Tallahassee Democrat The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce won’t return to the Sandestin Hilton next year for its annual conference since a Confederate flag still flies outside the Walton County Courthouse. The Chamber’s executive committee voted unanimously Wednesday to break off the second half of its two-year commitment to the beach-side resort. The […]

Chamber of Commerce continues to monitor city’s proposed tax hike

TaMaryn Waters, Tallahassee Democrat On Friday, Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce officials weighed in on this week’s decision to pare down next year’s property tax hike from 27 percent to 23 percent for businesses and property owners. A tax increase, which city officials say is necessary to fund more police officers, has drawn mixed reaction […]

Tallahassee’s airport goes international

by TaMaryn Waters, Tallahassee Democrat From here on, call it the Tallahassee International Airport. On Monday, city commissioners and officials unveiled a new logo, name and sign inside the airport terminal. The move marks a new chapter in Tallahassee’s economic development, one city leaders hope will result in more options and cheaper air fares for […]

Tallahassee named All-America City — again

by Gerald Ensley, Tallahassee Democrat Once an All-America City. Still an All-America City. Tallahassee won All-America City honors Sunday night in Denver. Tallahassee also landed the designation in 1999, the only other time it participated in the contest sponsored by the National Civic League. Tallahassee was the second of 10 cities out of 16 finalists […]

Leon County And Domi Station Celebrate First Year Of Success

Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Tonight, Leon County Government celebrated Domi Station’s One Year Anniversary. In just one short year, Domi Station has gone from a newly renovated space with fresh paint to a thriving business incubator with over 125 members and 35 companies. Those in attendance learned how, through hard work and by leveraging community […]

Leaders discuss ideas from Boulder trip

by TaMaryn Waters, Tallahassee Democrat The start of an ongoing talk took shape Wednesday. For the first time, in a large room at Madison Social, some of Tallahassee’s influential leaders bounced ideas and shared takeaways from their trip to Boulder, Colorado, this month. Now the question is how Tallahassee can benefit from what was seen and […]

Rick Moore: Chambers keeps the momentum going

by Rick Moore, Tallahassee Democrat “My View” It’s truly an honor to lead the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce this year. I was officially handed the gavel on Oct. 7. Our immediate past-chair, Ed Murray of NAI TALCOR, provided exceptional guidance throughout his leadership year. As a direct result of his efforts, the Chamber begins […]

Chamber Conference Re-Cap: Learning, Networking & Shaping Our Future

“Fantastic weekend. Well worth my time and money!” “An amazing opportunity to network and meet new contacts!” “I’m so glad I attended!” “Best Chamber Conference yet!” “Wow!” These are just a handful of the many positive comments I heard from Chamber members that attended the 2013 Annual Chamber Community Conference, which took place this past […]

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