The Chamber believes in effective grassroots advocacy, powerful partnerships, and well-informed and politically-engaged communities. The Chamber is the business community’s voice in the halls of government for policies and laws that promote business enterprise and a strong economy.
STRENGTHENING OUR ADVOCACY EFFORTS IN SUPPORT OF YOUR BUSINESS
Building upon years of history in representing our business community’s interests in collaboration with our local, regional and state public partners, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce further strengthened its role in business advocacy by combining the Growth Management and Government Affairs committees into a new Business Advocacy Committee. The Committee’s goal:
Seeking to monitor, inform, communicate and engage for the benefit of our members, businesses and economic good.
The Business Advocacy Committee seeks to serve our 1,400+ member businesses, the 50,000 citizens these members employ, and the region’s business community in the following four strategic areas:
- Monitor – Monitor public policy, growth management and government targeted objectives/issues that impact our members at the local, state and federal levels;
- Inform – Inform our members regarding important topics utilizing a variety of membership communication channels, including these monthly newsletters;
- Engage – Engage a formalized, productive “Business ó Government” communication process;
- Advocate – Advocate Chamber positions, provide guidance to, and seek input from, Chamber members regarding top priority business topics.
The Business Advocacy Committee provides Governmental Affairs Advocacy; Coalition Creation; Engagement of Elected Leaders; Growth Management Oversight; State Government Task Force; and Representation at City and County Commission Meetings.
Business Advocacy Committee Members
E. Edward Murray, Chair | NAI TALCOR
Reggie Bouthillier | Stearns Weaver
David Coburn | Florida State University
Timothy Edmond | The Edmond Group, LLC
Skip Foster | Tallahassee Democrat
Anthony Hopson | Florida A&M University
Kimberly Moore | Tallahassee Community College
Richard Moore | Moore Bass Consulting
Mark O’Bryant | Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Kelly O’Keefe | Stearns Weaver
Heidi Otway | SalterMitchell
Barbara Ray | North Highland Company
Mark Robinson | Capital Regional Medical Center
Chamber members benefit from the Committee’s relationships with elected officials and local leaders and receive exclusive and timely information on important issues involving local government, higher education institutions and private sector partners.
To learn more about how this Committee can work for your business, please click HERE.