Chamber News

Q&A with Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce CEO Sue Dick on return of signature conference

The agenda features nationally acclaimed keynote speakers for the general sessions as well as the opportunity for attendees to choose from eight breakout sessions which feature local experts and panelists.

Tallahassee chambers: ‘No’ vote on Northeast Gateway would subvert will of the people | Opinion

This project achieves two important goals – it protects two of Tallahassee’s most precious canopy roads and it drives job growth.

Northeast Gateway back on the docket for Blueprint Intergovernmental Authority

The project has been proposed to alleviate traffic congestion on Thomasville, Centerville and Miccosukee roads and accommodate the growth expected in the coming decades after the expansion of the urban services area and incorporation of the Welaunee property.

How we got here: hacking gets real in 2021 | Dowling

From the Tallahassee Democrat I was chatting with the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce the other day about their upcoming conference at Amelia Island in August and a panel they invited me to be on at their summer conference. The topic is technology threats like the ones that impacted Colonial, CNA, Solar Winds that have dominated […]

LCSO plans to help 1,000 former inmates get jobs

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, the Capital City Chamber of Commerce, and the Big Bend Minority Chamber of commerce are All In, helping LCSO towards their goal by identifying businesses willing to hire those who were formerly incarcerated.

‘Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce’: Tallahassee businesses adopt kindergarten classes

With more than 3,000 kindergarten students expected to enroll across Leon County elementary schools this August, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with LCS and World Class schools to create Classroom Connection.

Leon Schools And Tallahassee Chamber Team Up For Early Literacy

The Classroom Connection initiative seeks to involve businesses and non-profit organizations in helping the district’s kindergarten students achieve reading mastery.

Classroom Connections joins businesses and students, increasing achievement levels

“It will be something that our students will be able to remember throughout their school career. That the community came beside me to make sure ‘I can be the best that I can be’,” said Riley Elementary School Principal April Knight.

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce launching program for new connections in Leon County classrooms

Leon County Schools is expecting a larger kindergarten class this year, with about 3,000 students, after many families held off on enrollment last year because of the pandemic.

‘A critical year’: Chamber launches kindergarten ‘Classroom Connection’ with Leon County Schools

A solid foundation and early learning are critical for later success in school, health, career, and life. Children who start kindergarten with grade-level skills or higher are on track for a successful and satisfying education. They start ahead and stay ahead.

Experts To Provide Online Help Filling Out Federal Financial Aid Forms

Filling out the federal document that is required for just about any kind of college financial aid can be a daunting task. But now help is on the way in the form of an online tutorial with live experts.

Kindergarten and COVID-19: Leon schools prepares for enrollment surge

With the possible surge of students this year, even the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is poised to help by pairing local businesses with kindergarten classes.

Tallahassee Chamber/Access Tallahassee Volunteers Encourage Local High School Seniors Through FAFSA Assistance

Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is one of the best predictors of whether a high school senior will go on to college, as seniors who complete the FAFSA are 84% more likely to immediately enroll in postsecondary education.

Leadership Tallahassee Class 39 Applications Due April 5

Leadership Tallahassee is a year-long program that prepares participants for community leadership through leadership service. Leadership Tallahassee Class 39 Applications are available NOW and due Monday, April 5, 2021. To apply, visit

Economic forecast: Leon County lost more than 12,000 jobs in a year, but signs of a rebound

It was a broad-brush look at Leon County’s economy compared to other counties, the state, and the country in a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Annual Report Now Available!

With input from our members, we were able to offer COVID recovery support and special programming for every business in our community.

Chamber chair outlines vision for business success, community prosperity | Opinion

We looked at research, market trends and models from around the country. The result is a refreshed approach that underscores businesses’ role in driving economic growth and creating solutions to our community’s challenges. The strategic plan includes three pillars:

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce lays out goals during virtual annual meeting

The clamor of business leaders filling the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting would be expected instead of the cavernous quiet at this year’s event.

Tallahassee Chamber evolves to meet members’ needs in 2020 — and beyond | Opinion

Today’s Chamber recognizes the value of collaboration. We continue to seek ways to work with other local Chambers of Commerce as well as other business and economic organizations. We’ve also strengthened efforts to ensure diversity among our board of directors. We’re dedicated to ensuring the board is reflective of our diverse community.

Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Receives $20,000 Grant from Truist Foundation

The Talent Pipeline Management program will help employers identify and recruit from traditional and non-traditional sources to reach populations who otherwise might be left behind and offer job seekers opportunities to move into high- skill/high-wage jobs.