Chamber Podcast

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.

Presenting Sponsor:

Have a topic or guest you’d like to see featured on the podcast? Submit your ideas HERE.

Ep. 117: Power in Capital. Strength in Equity. 30th Annual Big Bend MED Week, Darryl Jones, Office of Economic Vitality

From networking opportunities and workshops to galas and receptions, there is a lot to look forward to! Tune in to learn more about this year’s agenda along with the announcement of 30th Anniversary MED Week Award Winners!

Ep. 116 – Rethinking Construction to Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis, Kyndra Light, Precision Building & Renovating

Kyndra shares how she and her husband are utilizing 3D printing to build homes that are more affordable, environmentally friendly, and manufactured much quicker than traditional construction.

Ep. 115 Florida by the Numbers: Metrics to Help Secure Our Future, Dave Sobush, CEcD, Florida Chamber Foundation

This monthly report focuses on twelve key factors that have demonstrated proof in driving regional economies and success in other communities including jobs, industry diversification, poverty and crime rates, kindergarten readiness, third-grade reading scores, and post-secondary attainment rate.

Ep. 114 – Election 2022: Shaping the Future in Tallahassee-Leon County, Mark Earley, Leon County Supervisor of Elections

With more than eight local seats on the ballot, your vote makes a difference in the direction of our community.

Ep. 113 – Is Your Business Red Cross Ready?

The Red Cross launched the American Red Cross Ready Rating™ program as a complete 123-point self-assessment of your preparedness and reveals areas for improvement.

Ep. 112 – How the Labor Market Shift Has Led to New Employee Recruitment Strategies, Tammy Edwards, City of Tallahassee

They call it the “Great Resignation” or the “Big Quit”. With statistics showing two jobs to every applicant, employers are having to get creative with employee recruitment and retention.

Ep. 111 Local Roots and Relationships Lead to a World of Opportunity, Calvin Ford, Tremont Concrete Construction, Inc.

Sue sits down with the new friend of the Chamber as they discuss the amount of growth happening within the region and how small businesses like Tremont are expanding their footprint through local connections.

Ep. 110 TLH International Airport: The Premier Gateway to Northwest Florida and Big Bend Region

Through the first quarter of 2022, passenger traffic at Tallahassee International Airport is up 93.9% compared to the first quarter of 2021. So, what does this mean for travelers?

Ep. 109 Honoring the Past and Celebrating the Future of Tallahassee’s Southside, Christic Henry, Soul of Southside Festival

Tallahassee roots run deep – especially in the capital city’s Southside neighborhoods. Something that needs to be remembered and honored. This is why the Soul of Southside Festival was created back in 2021 and has already grown into a weeklong celebration with more than 12 events.

Ep. 108 Improving the Patient Experience and Boosting the Bottom Line – Dustin Rivest, The Health Network

You’ve heard the name at the beginning of every Tallahassee Business Podcast episode, but what exactly is The Health Network?

Ep. 107 – 2022 Legislative Session Recap with Sachs Media’s Herbie Thiele

This year’s legislative session ended with the largest budget passed in state history of $112B with a surprisingly low number of bills filed. What is even more interesting is what passed (and what didn’t).

Ep. 106 Launch Tally: Taking Tallahassee’s Technology Industry to the Next Level

Tech companies will now have a one-stop-shop to post jobs, share wins and connect with fellow tech peers.

Ep. 105 Celebrating 40 Years of Leadership in the Capital City, Dionte Gavin, Leadership Tallahassee Class 38

It’s always a competition between Leadership Tallahassee classes as to who truly is the #BestClassEver. The LT experience is so much more than a leadership program and with the 40th anniversary upon us, this year’s LT class might truly be the best class ever.

Ep. 104 CESC: Connecting Everyone with Second Chances, Rick Kearney & Samantha Vance, CESC, Inc.

The COVID pandemic has presented an entirely new set of challenges for the homeless population but through the support of the community, they see a promising future.

Ep. 103 Tally Job Hop: A New Direction for Local Talent Retention – Ebe Randeree, FSU’s College of Communication & Information

Unbeknownst to many students (and residents), Tallahassee is home to more than 60 tech-based companies and the industry is responsible for creating 13,000+ local jobs. In 2016, Access Tallahassee decided it was time to take students out of the campus bubble.

Ep. 102 CBD in the Capital City, Ashley Guy, Tallulah CBD + Juicebar

She wanted to be the first one to bring CBD to the capital city and she did just that.

Ep. 101 – The Final Farewell, Jay Smith, Ajax Building Company/2021 Chamber Board Chair

Even in some of the most uncertain times, Tallahassee’s private sector has shined. The Chamber Board along with the team have worked tirelessly over the past 12 months to support our member businesses through innovative programming and strategic partnerships within the community.

Ep. 100 Advancing Diversity in Healthcare Through Community Partnerships – Alan Keesee, Capital Regional Medical Center

Capital Regional Medical Center affiliate, HCA Healthcare has partnered with HBCUs all over the country to foster a new generation of healthcare professionals. This opportunity will help advance diversity, support scholarships and make the road to a lifelong career in healthcare more feasible for individuals at any age.

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.

Ep. 98 A Day of Love, Family and Community, Christic Henry, Kingdom First Realty

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.