Chamber News

Sixteen Tallahassee Leaders Graduate from Elite U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation TPM Academy®

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in partnership with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce announced that more than 15 local leaders graduated from Cohort XXII of its premier workforce development program, the TPM Academy®. This program is facilitated by the U.S. Chamber Foundation based on their Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) framework and was funded […]

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Leon County commissioners press for answers on Amazon’s delayed fulfillment center

From the Tallahassee Democrat Several county commissioners want Amazon to provide an update on its delayed fulfilment center in Tallahassee, hiring status and other matters during this month’s board retreat. In a Jan. 4 letter to Commission Chairman Nick Maddox and the board, Commissioner Bill Proctor asked for an Amazon representative to be invited to […]

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Minority and small business boot camp coming to Tallahassee to help grow the local economy

From WTXL In Florida, 99.8% of all businesses are considered small businesses. Small businesses also employ 41.1% of Florida workers. That’s why several Big Bend organizations are teaming up to make sure those local businesses in our community can grow in a changing labor market. Because of this, local businesses will now be able to […]

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New trade program working to fill jobs in in-demand industries

From WTXL According to the latest data from Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties had a total of 5,432 unemployed residents. Now, Tallahassee Community College is working to help train people for jobs in in-demand fields and their new partnership will help workers find immediate job placement. Skilled trade workers are […]

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The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce turns 100 years old

From WFSU The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce turns 100 on Jan. 9, 2023. A century after it began, the chamber’s fundamental mission of moving the community forward in business and industry hasn’t changed. But, like many businesses and organizations, the chamber is having to adapt to a changing culture. That includes efforts to solve the worker […]

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Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce celebrates 100 years of operation

From WTXL This year marks a major milestone for the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce; as the organization marks 100 years of work in Tallahassee. […]

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Delayed delivery: Amazon ‘hoping to launch’ Tallahassee fulfillment center in 2023

From Tallahassee Democrat The multi-million dollar question on when Amazon will begin its hiring blitz to generate 1,000 new jobs in Tallahassee is still a mystery. According to one person close to the project, exterior construction work wrapped up nearly two months ago for the $200 million, 635,000-square-foot robotics fulfillment center off Mahan Drive near […]

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Inauguration infuses Tallahassee businesses with new opportunities

From WTXL Gov. Ron DeSantis’ supporters from across Florida poured into Tallahassee Tuesday to watch him take the oath again. All those people are pumping a lot of money into our area economy. From restaurants to lodging, the inauguration’s economic boost reaches far beyond the capitol building. The people who work nearby year-round said it’s […]

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Tallahassee Chamber Team is Growing!

The Chamber team is growing! We’re excited to introduce our new Member Services Assistant, Kate Brock. Kate is a Michigan Native who fell in love with the small town of Tallahassee that she now calls home. She has over 10 years of experience in a wide range of customer service-based industries where she has always […]

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5 must-haves for your 2023 marketing plan, Terrie Ard, The Moore Agency

While some imperatives never go out of style — such as putting employees first and leaning into diversity — the digital age is changing the way we understand and engage with target audiences in ways that demand innovative actions. […]

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2023 employment outlook: Amid Amazon uncertainty, a roll call of Tallahassee job creators

From the Tallahassee Democrat What the local Chamber of Commerce sees as a banner year for many local companies may pave the way for more hiring in 2023. Numerous multi-million dollar projects are under construction, tagged to generate jobs and boost Tallahassee’s economy. They represent developments from the public and private sectors across a range […]

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Tallahassee docs: Forget the pen and paper. There’s an app for new patient paperwork

From Florida Politics ‘How is it, in 2022, we are still filling out the paperwork?’ Ever get tired of filling out the same mundane medical form asking about allergies, family history and current medications every time you go to the doctor? Tallahassee residents fed up with the paperwork may have the opportunity to help pilot […]

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‘Raise our voices’: A prayer vigil and a hoopless basketball court after FAMU mass shooting

From Tallahassee Democrat Five days after a tragic mass shooting shook the Florida A&M University campus, Tallahassee clergy, politicians and community members gathered Friday on the basketball court that became a crime scene to pray for a reprieve from “senseless and demonic gun violence.” In response to the gunfire Sunday that killed Travis Huntley and […]

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Change is only possible through collaboration | Sue Dick and Sammie Dixon

It won’t be easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. However, if we can set aside our differences and focus on our shared challenges, there’s no reason we can’t be successful in changing the trajectory of our community for the better. […]

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Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce hosts healthcare recruitment fair

From WTXL In an effort to fill more than 2,200 healthcare jobs available in the Big Bend, Saturday Tallahassee’s chamber of commerce was hosting a community healthcare recruiting fair. It focuses on connecting the community with employers, learning centers….and community resources to help fill the void for healthcare-related careers. Chad Wilson is a director for […]

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Big Futures Helping Students Prepare for Life Beyond High School

When designing this program locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters reached out to the Greater Tallahassee Chamber to fully understand their goal and Initiative of Talent 2030. It was this that helped them establish the groundwork for their Mentor Guidebook and incorporated the TalentHub platform into the curriculum of this program. […]

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Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce hosts healthcare recruitment fair

From WTXL TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In an effort to fill more than 2,200 healthcare jobs available in the Big Bend, Saturday Tallahassee’s chamber of commerce was hosting a community healthcare recruiting fair. It focuses on connecting the community with employers, learning centers….and community resources to help fill the void for healthcare-related careers. Chad Wilson […]

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Be part of the solution in fighting cyber scams | Blake Dowling

From the Tallahassee Democrat I had a political figure call me up one day last year and tell me they were concerned about their browsing history as they got an email saying that if they did not pay $2,000 dollars it would all be exposed. I assured that person it was a scam, and hackers really don’t […]

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Tallahassee Ballet celebrates 50th with ribbon-cutting at new North Hampton facility

From the Tallahassee Democrat The Tallahassee Ballet (TTB) and The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce representatives commemorated TTB’s newest and greatest facilities with an oversized ribbon, a large pair of scissors, and a lot of happy people. It has taken 50 years to get here, but at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, Tallahassee Ballet  celebrated the […]

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Tallahassee Chamber encourages employers to hire underrepresented populations at 2022 Talent Forum

Ashley Harrell battles Cerebral Palsy, along with a learning disorder, but she is now employed at Kohl’s in Tallahassee. “It’s very satisfying that I can find a job I really enjoy,” said Harrell. “It’s taught me I can do anything anybody else can do, just at a slower pace.” […]

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