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.

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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.

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.

Ep. 94 Utilizing Your Social Media Presence to Boost Business, Erica Woods, Facebook

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.

Ep. 93 – A Different Tallahassee Experience, Tracey Cohen, Target Print & Mail

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.