Choose Tallahassee to Announce National Contest

WHO:        Community leaders, Choose Tallahassee sponsors and members of the media


WHAT:       Choose Tallahassee Press Conference


WHERE:    Horizon Ballroom, Hotel Duval, 8th Floor

                   415 North Monroe St.

(850) 224-6000


WHEN:      Tuesday, Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m.


WHY:         To announce the launch of Choose Tallahassee’s national contest, “Home Free: Why I Want to Live in Tallahassee”



To encourage awareness and interest in Tallahassee as a retirement destination, Choose Tallahassee will announce the launch of its national contest, “Home Free: Why I Want to Live in Tallahassee,” at a news conference Tuesday morning.


“We’re so excited to spread the word about our initiative and our inaugural contest,” says Choose Tallahassee Co-Chair Ken Boutwell. “The Grand Prize winner will have access to the very best of Tallahassee, and we hope that the contest will encourage new, smiling faces to join us in a city we all love so much!”


Ron Sachs, Choose Tallahassee Co-Chair and President of Sachs Media Group, and Rick Minor, Chief of Staff to Mayor John Marks, will announce contest details Tuesday, Sept. 10, at a news conference at 10:30 a.m. at Hotel Duval’s Horizon Ballroom. A local couple who chose Tallahassee for their retirement location will also be available for comment.


A broad range of community leaders organized the Choose Tallahassee initiative in late 2010 to encourage retiring Boomers to consider relocating to Tallahassee. The initiative has attracted extensive community support, with contributions from the financial and healthcare sectors as well as private citizens and local government. For more information, please visit the Choose Tallahassee website: