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. The Tallahassee Business Podcast is presented by Event Owl.
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.
Ep.79 Intentional Efforts and Collaboration Strengthen the Prosperity of the Community, Sha’Ron James, Gunster Law Firm
There is a strong correlation between the quality of life and a strong business community. This is why the Chamber is committed to strengthening the prosperity, livability, and safety of our residents.
Ep. 78 – “Making Tallahassee a Destination for New Business and Industry” Richard Darabi, Moore Bass Consulting, Inc.
As your Chamber, representing 1,200+ businesses, we are focused on advancing policies that promote job growth and we work closely with our partners to attract new businesses, creating a competitive business climate.
Ep. 77 Creating a Business Environment Where the Entire Community Prospers, Jay Smith, Ajax Building Company
2021 Chamber Board Chair, Jay Smith discusses the updated strategic plan, why these priorities matter to the business community, and how they will work together to create a future where the entire community thrives.
The Director of Business Development shares some insight into the ways a virtual event platform can help non-profits and corporations elevate virtual events, engage attendees, and track metrics.
Ep. 75 – Shaping Tallahassee’s Landscape through Architecture, Rodney Lewis, Architects Lewis + Whitlock
Lewis takes listeners back to his beginnings, working on group projects for classes at FAMU, all the way through current and future projects that have helped shape Tallahassee’s landscape. He shares his take on company culture, COVID-19 impacts, and advice he has for aspiring business owners.
What it’s like operating a national brand through the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent grand opening of a flagship store in Tampa for sister brand Happy Everything, and what the future looks like for the well-loved brand.
Guest Doug Wheeler explains the impact Florida’s Port system has sustained through the COVID-19 pandemic, along with his insights on the expected recovery and re-growth of the cruise industry.
Ep. 72 – How Local Entrepreneurs Are Finding Their Start In Tallahassee, Curt Bender, Tallahassee Startup Week
Curt shares his own journey as an entrepreneur and shares how other startups can take advantage of Tallahassee Startup Week.
Ep. 71 “Celebrating Local Start-Ups During Global Entrepreneurship Week” Scott Balog, TCC Center for Innovation
The entire month of November is celebrated as National Entrepreneurship Month, but the Week beginning on November 16th has special emphasis as Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international movement beginning in 2008 that now has more than 10 million participants worldwide.
Ep. 70 “Cultivating an Environment for Business Growth” Katrina Tuggerson, Capital City Chamber of Commerce
On October 20, the Capital City Chamber hosted its annual Advantage Conference that featured a series of local business leaders to discuss resources available for local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the announcement of their new resource hub “Startup Space App”.
She talks about what it’s like to be a leader in the male-dominated field, the impacts an architecture firm has on the community it serves and the potential ways the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the future of workspace design.
As a small business owner herself, Henry champions the U.S. Small Business Administration for declaring October the month to celebrate and support Women-Owned Small Business.
Ep. 67 – Supporting the Tallahassee Economy Through a Mutual Love of Food – JH Leale, Tallahassee Foodies
With over 48,000 highly engaged members and a well-known name in the community, Tallahassee Foodies is leading a charge to help local restaurants recover from COVID-19 that they call the “Tallahassee Restaurant Blitz”.
Ep 66. Creating a Deeper Community Impact Through Skilled Workforce Career Opportunities, Jay Smith, Ajax Building Company
Ajax, along with several community partners, is using the Chamber’s TalentHub platform to create a deeper community impact with this project while recruiting and training disadvantaged workers, externship, and apprenticeship participants.
Ep. 65 – Reopening Tallahassee Community College with a Focus on Student Success – Kim Moore, Tallahassee Community College
Kim Moore joins us to share the new realities students on campus are facing, the plans to keep them engaged in the community this semester, as well as the differences & similarities in the realm of workforce development for local employers in the pandemic environment.
Ep. 64 – How Florida A&M University is Re-Opening its Campus and Helping Bring Students Back to Tallahassee Safely – Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Vice President for University Advancement
Between the implementation of virtual learning systems and enacting new student and faculty protocols to combat the spread of COVID-19, the vibe on campus is most certainly different this semester.