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. 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.

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.

Ep. 88 Turning Problems into Opportunities as a Unified Business Community

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.

Ep. 86 “Changing the Way Businesses Assess Risk” Brian Schnese, HUB International

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.

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.