Chamber News

What the Chamber’s new location means for you and your business

On July 22, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce started a new chapter in its 90 year history by opening the doors to its new building, located at 300 E. Park Avenue, in beautiful downtown Tallahassee. The Chamber called its temporary Calhoun location home for the past 2.5 years and the historic Columns building for more than 40 years […]

The Chamber and Economic Development Council working together for you

Our community has experienced significant success recently, and the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County are pleased to play the role of facilitator, convener and advocator for our region. Recent successes include increased collaboration and communication between the business community and our local city and county leaders, promotion […]

Chamber connects local businesses with Whole Foods

  One of the many big events taking place in our community this Fall is the October opening of the Whole Foods store on Thomasville Road. This opening not only provides Tallahassee with more than 200 new jobs for local residents, but also potentially provides local small businesses with great exposure by having their foods […]

Tallahassee Chamber urges residents to Shop Small™ on Small Business Saturday

Tallahassee, FL (November 20, 2012) – Today, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce announced its support for Small Business Saturday, encouraging citizens to shop at their favorite small businesses on Saturday, November 24. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday kicking off the busiest shopping days of the year, the Chamber is teaming up with American […]

Chamber Reflects on Impactful Year for Business Community

October is the start of a new fiscal and leadership year for the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and I am honored and humbled to have served as Chamber Chairman for the past 12 months. At the Annual Chamber Breakfast Meeting held at the Civic Center on Tuesday, I passed the reigns to incoming Chair […]

Tallahassee Chamber Annual Breakfast Meeting Honors Past, Present and Future

Tallahassee, FL (October 2, 2012) – Today, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Breakfast Meeting at the Tallahassee/Leon County Civic Center. The Annual Breakfast Meeting is the first premiere business event of the 2012-2013 fiscal year. A packed room of more than 400 business owners and community leaders listened as Chamber leadership […]

Winner Announced for the 2012 Godfrey Smith Past Chairman’s Award

Each year, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce hands out the Godfrey Smith Past Chairman’s Award. This award honors an individual who has provided significant contributions to the business community before, during and after their tenure as Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. The award was named after William Godfrey Smith, the first recipient; an […]

Red Cross Sets Up A Host Shelter For Hurricane Isaac Evacuees

The American Red Cross has set up a host shelter for Hurricane Isaac evacuees leaving the affected area along Interstate 10. The host shelter will be located at: East Brent Baptist Church 4801 North Davis Highway Pensacola, FL  32503 A new, helpful preparedness tool is the free Red Cross Hurricane App which puts real-time, hurricane […]

Upcoming Annual Meeting To Highlight Past, Present and Future Chairmen

I wanted to first take this opportunity to thank all of those who helped make the 2012 Annual Chamber Conference a great success. It is always a pleasure to see so many of our members in one room with Tallahassee’s Business and Community leaders. As this fiscal year comes to an end, we are excited […]

2012 Annual Conference Presentations Available

John Doggett discussed ways our region can continue to be competitive, where our growth areas will be in the future as well as ways Tallahassee can be creative with our economy and public/private partnerships. Kim Lear’s interactive presentation discussed the four generations currently in the workplace, how to recognize the stereotypes that prevent us from […]

Tallahassee Chamber Endorses Continuation of Half-Penny Tax for Schools

~ Proposal is Best Way to Ensure Quality Education for Leon County’s Children ~ Acting decisively to build the best possible future for Leon County’s children, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce today endorsed a proposal to extend the half-penny sales tax for Leon County Schools. “After […]

Chamber is Key to Small Business Success

Chamber Chairman Bill Moor Small business is the heart of the American economy. It’s true in big cities and small towns, and it’s certainly true in Florida’s capital city. According to the Small Business Administration, there are 22.9 million small businesses in the U.S., located in virtually every neighborhood, creating 75 percent of the net […]

Town & Gown Tallahassee: Town Hall Meeting Video Available

Town and Gown (TAG) Tallahassee conducted their fifth in a series of best practices forums in town and gown relationships – drawing on the best ideas from across the country. The forums was held at the City of Tallahassee Commission chambers, on Thursday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m., representatives from the City of East Lansing […]

Incentives Life-Cycles

Guest Blogger: Margo Thomas, Marlynn Consulting Group, LLC In order to successfully navigate the economic incentives process, you must first understand the different phases associated with the economic incentive project. Phase #1 – Incentive Interest & Research During this stage, the following activities are undertaken by a business: Recognizes the need to expand or relocate; […]

Tallahassee Street Map Advertising Opportunity

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to once again be working with the cartographic and marketing firm of Target Marketing Inc. to publish a new, up-to-date, full-color Tallahassee Street Map and Resource Guide. This publication will be the only official map endorsed and distributed by the Chamber. Accurate, user-friendly maps are a popular […]

Chamber President Sue Dick Discusses Tennessee Street Pilot Program

The Chamber held a meeting of interested businesses to discuss the proposed pilot program on Tennessee Street. Mrs. Dick will be joined by Chamber Committee member Rick Moore. Tennessee St – Tall Chamber 030212 Read more:

Business, Education Leaders To Review Need for Extension Of Half-Cent Sales Tax for Schools

Chamber Chairman Bill Moor and President Sue Dick announced that Tallahassee Community College President Jim Murdaugh will chair the Capital Improvements Review Team (CIRT) process on behalf of the Chamber and the local business community. Leon County Schools Superintendent Jackie Pons asked the Chamber to review the school district’s recommendations for how the resources would […]

Chamber Addressing “West Tennessee Transit Pilot Project”

On behalf of the business community, the Chamber’s Growth Management and Governmental Affairs Committees are addressing an initiative known as “Moving Tallahassee – Cars Optional.” This initiative is a pending proposal to implement a pilot program involving the conversion of the outside lanes of Tennessee Street, between Monroe and Ocala, from vehicle travel lanes to […]

Timing Is Important For QTI Claims

Over the years, businesses have inquired about the economic incentive compliance process. In this blog post, I wanted to provide you with a list of important dates and timelines associated with the Claims or Payment Process of Florida’s economic incentive programs, like QTI. Important Dates/Timelines QTI Claim Process October / November Business Receives Claim Application […]

Tax Planning On The Move

Guest Blogger: Adam Watson, Watson & Associates, PA, CPAs This year marks my tenth year in the field of public accounting. As with many professionals leaving college, I quickly learned how little my schooling had to do with the real world. This is especially true in the field of tax planning and preparation. We are […]

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