The aim of the Tallahassee Business Podcast is to introduce you to the influencers and key topics that affect daily life in the great city of Tallahassee. The podcast will give our audience a unique and entertaining insight into the life of business leaders, change-makers, and community members.
Ep. 99 How Florida Retailers are Preparing for Black Friday/Small Business Saturday – Scott Shalley, Florida Retail Federation
Scott Shalley, President/CEO of the Florida Retail Federation says his 3,000+ retailers have been preparing months in advance for the holiday madness.
Tallahassee-Leon County is the first community in Florida to recognize Family Day, a holiday that celebrates the importance of family togetherness, support and love.
Ep. 97 – Collaboration is Key to Business Success, Katrina Tuggerson, Capital City Chamber of Commerce
When resources and funding became available for organizations struggling during the pandemic, it was clear to all three Chambers that the best way to support our members was to work together, bringing our strengths to the table and do whatever we could to help our business community survive.
Ep. 96 Local Resources Helping to Prepare Entrepreneurs for Global Success, Keith Bowers, FAMU Small Business Development Center
Whether you’re looking to create a business plan, analyze your financials, or need help navigating an HR issue, the experts with the FAMU SBDC offer customized consulting at no cost to you.
Ep. 95 Global Disruptions Creating New Challenges for Local Businesses, Tracey Shrine, Full Press Apparel, Inc.
Every industry has been feeling the effects of what they’re calling a global “bottleneck recession” and Tracey Shrine, Owner of Full Press Apparel says it will be months before things are back to normal.
Erica discusses how the pandemic has encouraged businesses to strengthen their social media presence and the unique ways you can utilize Facebook to reach your target audience.
The agenda is packed full of activities and conversations centered around the physical, social, economic, and educational structure of Tallahassee.
Ep. 92 Creating a Platform for Small Businesses to Have a Voice, Aaron Milner, Johnson + Milner, Inc.
Aaron reflects on his involvement as a first-year Board member and first-time conference attendee, the connections he’s made and offers insight on the importance of small businesses having a voice in the community.
Ep. 91 – Human Trafficking: Recognizing the Red Flags, Robin Hassler Thompson, Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center
Since the onset of the pandemic caseloads at STAC have tripled, and half of those have been labor trafficking.
Ep. 90 – The Anticipated Aftermath of the Pandemic Housing Boom, Joy Blomeley, Coldwell Banker Hartung
It is no secret that the local residential real estate market has been booming since COVID-19 struck the area. But when will the bubble burst? Will it?
Ep. 89 Leon County Helps Local Businesses “Grow Green” Through Eco-Friendly Resources, Tobias Raether, Sustainabiz
With an easy online checklist, local businesses can conserve energy, reduce waste, and cut down operating costs in the process.
Through Prime Meridian Bank’s investment in the Annual Community Conference as presenting sponsor, Sammie believes that the weekend event is a place to start the process of change.
Ep. 87 Attacking Crime From a Different Angle Through Strategic Initiatives and Community Partnerships, Leon County Sheriff’s Office
With a focus on mental health, vocational training, and partnerships with local businesses, LCSO is working to improve individuals, and offer better options than to commit crime, all while maintaining the integrity of the justice system.
If the COVID-19 taught business owners anything, it was that any risk is possible, even a global pandemic.
Ep. 85 Ensuring a Strong Start and a Bright Future for Children and Families in Florida, Madeleine Thakur, Children’s Movement of Florida
When we as a Chamber identified our new priority areas, we made sure that our local youth were at the forefront of our work.
Ep. 84 Creating a Better Way To Do Title Business Through a Boutique-Style Experience, Danielle Andrews, Capital Hills Title Services
There was no time better than during the current real estate market, to bring a new, innovative, boutique title experience to the capital city.
Ep. 83 North Florida Innovation Labs Moving In With Groundbreaking Resources, Bill Lickson, Domi Station
In 2023, the capital city will be home to the Southeast’s technology incubator serving hard science, high-impact companies in the region. North Florida Innovation Labs will be a groundbreaking resource for entrepreneurs and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
Ep. 82 Focusing On a Brighter Future After an Unprecedented Year in Education, Rocky Hanna, Leon County Schools Superintendent
It’s safe to say that this school year has looked like no other. Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna calls it the toughest challenge of his career and a defining moment for our community.
Ep. 81 – Community Partners Working Together to Bridge Local Talent Gap, Jim McShane, CareerSource Capital Region
CareerSource Capital Region has been a longtime partner of the Chamber, helping local businesses find qualified, skilled talent and job seekers with employment and career development opportunities. Their efforts help us in achieving our goal to become the talent capital of Florida by 2030.
Ep. 80 – Community Investment Helps Bring a Vibrant Downtown Vision to Life, Shawn McIntyre, North American Properties
Cascades brings the 18-hour city lifestyle of “live-work-play-stay” to Tallahassee with apartments, offices, retail and event space, a boutique hotel, and a community-envisioned historical plaza.