Chamber News

Clarification on Human Rights Ordinance

Please consider this note an explanation of the Chamber’s originial intent to provide a position to the Leon County Commission about its scheduled vote next week on human rights that has generated some confusion and controversy. We want to strongly represent the business community in providing a clear and concise voice about the issue. We […]

What Are Your Lunch Plans This Week?

Each week, several groups of three or four businesspeople from around the Tallahassee area get together for lunch. But who their lunch-mates are is usually a surprise. That’s the whole idea. In January, the Chamber launched its Connect For Lunch program.  Each week, members have lunch with two or three different members.  Meeting at local […]

‘Vote No on Amendment 4’ to Host Message Training

The Leon County Executive Committee for the Vote No on Amendment 4 will be hosting message training to assist the teams who will be part of speakers and writers bureaus. This training will concentrate on how to present the key reasons that we should all “Vote No on 4”: ·Amendment 4 will cost jobs, raise […]

Florida A&M Welcomes Disney University for Business Excellence

It doesn’t take any training to recognize that the world’s economy has taken a significant downturn. It does take effective and proven professional development training to guide impacted organizations back to the summit. Florida A&M University is proud to bring Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence program, presented by the world renowned Disney Institute, to the […]

Building Better Boards Offers Session from Military Perspective

At the Leadership Tallahassee Building Better Boards seminar, one of the sessions, “Board Leadership from a Military Perspective” includes three experienced board chairs, all retired military flag officers, who will discuss the roles of board members and techniques for leading successful boards. Panel members will offer insights into board service followed by a Q & […]

March Madness Hits Tallahassee

~The Noles March to the Alamo~ Cheer the ranked Florida State Women’s Basketball Team as they “March to the Alamo.” The road to the 2010 Women’s Final Four begins in Tallahassee, Fla., when the Florida State University plays host to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship first and second rounds, March 20 and 22. […]

Financial Snapshot – April 8

While no one knows what twists and turns the economy will take next, there are a number of economic realities and indicators to help local business people make smart decisions for the rest of this year and beyond. To help bring the most useful information together in one place, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, […]

10 in 2010 Free Branding Academy

This week Moore Consulting Group hosted their second 10 in 2010 session, held in partnership with the Chamber and Tallahassee Democrat. February’s participant was Magnolia School, a non-profit school that aims to raise confident learners that excel in many areas. As part of their complimentary Branding Academy, Magnolia School will receive assistance from some of […]

City and the County Charter Reviews

City Charter Update The 1996 change to the Tallahassee City charter mandated that the City Commission periodically appoint a Charter Review Committee to make recommendations for any amendments to the City Charter deemed appropriate and necessary. A second Charter review committee (CRC) was appointed in January 2009. In March of 2009, the Chamber presented 3 […]

Vote ‘No’ on Amendment 4

The Chamber is developing strategies to defeat Amendment 4 – a statewide “Vote on Everything” proposal which would hurt our economy and imperil Florida’s future. This amendment will be on the November 2010 ballot. The Chamber is working to educate our community on this important issue by engaging stakeholders through speakers and writers bureaus and […]

College Leadership Tallahassee Seeks Applicants

College Leadership Tallahassee (CLT) is an exciting opportunity for college students from our community or somewhere else who attend one of our local colleges or universities to learn about leadership and the Tallahassee area. Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students between 18 and 28 years old, and have completed at least 24 semester hours. […]

Unemployment Tax Relief Passes Both Chambers

On the opening day of the 2010 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature unanimously passed HB 7033 which provides Florida employers with immediate relief from unprecedented unemployment compensation tax increases that they were facing this year. The bill was signed into law last night. This important issue was addressed by Chamber President Sue Dick during the […]

10 in 2010 Seeking Applications

Today marks Moore Consulting Group’s second 10 in 2010 session, held in partnership with the Chamber and Tallahassee Democrat. February’s participant is Magnolia School, a non-profit school that aims to raise confident learners that excel in many areas. As part of their complimentary Branding Academy, Magnolia School will receive assistance from some of the area’s […]

Leadership Tallahassee to Offer Excellent Training at Feb. 26 Conference

Leadership Tallahassee is presenting its first Leadership Conference Friday, February 26, at the Florida State University Turnbull Conference Center, 8:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Recognizing that individuals and organizations need to be mindful of their “bottom line”, an in-town conference seemed to be an ideal way to provide valuable training for a low cost. The event […]

How are We Doing? We Need to Talk.

I hope this is not news to anyone, but we have been making a lot of changes around here lately. In addition to launching our new Web site, we have been adding programs and taking strong positions on volatile issues to protect your interests as a local business person. In fact, we have been launching […]

Focus Group Results Lead to New Chamber Program

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has experienced great success over the past year, in spite of less-than-optimal economic conditions. While anecdotal evidence and record attendance at major events provide clues, Chamber leadership was determined to go straight to the source and ask local business people – both members and nonmembers – some pointed questions […]

Nominate A Deserving Business for Small Business Excellence Awards

Celebrating the programs 25th anniversary, we invite members to nominate a small business today for the 2010 Small Business Excellence Awards. Presented by the Tallahassee Democrat and sponsored by Capital City Bank, CenturyLink, and Workforce Plus, this annual program will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the University Center Club. A small business is […]

Leadership Conference Registration Open

If you are looking for a professional development opportunity for you or your staff that is both convenient and economical, register for the Leadership Tallahassee Conference. The training will be held at the new FSU Turnbull Conference Center on Friday, February 26, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Receive $30 off registrations received by […]

Chamber Launches Discount Office Supply Partnership

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new partnership with DOCS to provide members a discount on office supplies, a major expense to many small-business owners. The partnership with DOCS, a locally owned company demonstrates the efforts of the Chamber to stimulate the economy and meet local business needs. The program […]

Chamber Action Alerts Get Members Involved in Advocacy Efforts

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce focuses a great deal of energy on advocating for the best interests of the local business community. It is often, however, an effort that goes unnoticed outside the chambers of the city and county commissions. That is about to change, according to Matt Brown, president of Premier Bank and […]

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