Chamber News

Leon County to provide thousands of free face coverings to businesses

“If we want to be open, and we want to have the opportunity to support our business, we all need to put on a mask for a little bit and make sure that we’re creating the safest environment possible.”

County Provides Thousands of Free Face Coverings to Businesses

The face coverings will help provide a safe experience for employees and customers, all in line with the recommendations of national, state, and local health experts.

Tallahassee Ranked #42 In List of Top 100 Small Cities

The list comprises urban areas between 100,000 and 500,000 residents and considers six key factors — place, product, people, prosperity, programming, and promotion. Based on that criteria, the firm has ranked Tallahassee the 42nd best small city in America.

Leon County Mask Ordinance – Business Protocols

A business establishment means a location with a roof overhead under which any business is conducted, goods are made, stored or processed, or where services are rendered. The term “business establishment” also includes locations where non-profit, governmental, churches and quasi-governmental entities facilitate public interactions and conduct business.

2020 Annual Chamber Community Conference Update

Based on the input we have received from our members, volunteer leadership, and Chamber staff, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has decided to cancel this year’s Annual Community Conference, approved by a unanimous vote from our Board of Directors.

The Chamber is here for businesses in good times and bad

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has been a rock for our local small businesses during this pandemic, bringing content on a daily basis to both members and non-members.

TCC incorporating community partners in developing coronavirus reopening plan

A task force at Tallahassee Community College is expected to prepare recommendations for moving forward with reopening in the fall. The task force, appointed by TCC President Jim Murdaugh and chaired by TCC provost and executive vice president Madeline Pumariega, consists of internal staff and community leaders serving in an advisory capacity, including Chamber President/CEO, Sue Dick.

Our Issues ft. Sue Dick and Matt Thompson

From WTWC40  

End of the line: Business closes doors for good during pandemic

From WCTV TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – While many local businesses are finally allowing customers return, some have already suffered a fatal blow. Small, independent businesses have been especially hard hit, like Paws Pet Boutique off Thomasville Road. Despite a loyal customer base, management said stay-at-home order evaporated revenue, but the costs continued to pile up. […]

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March Jobs Update for Tallahassee MSA

According to preliminary data from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Tallahassee MSA saw a loss of 3,754 jobs in March of 2020.

Support & Offerings from Tallahassee Community College during COVID-19 Pandemic

With over 300+ free and discounted courses, individuals have the opportunity to improve the quality and skillsets without breaking the bank. This is a great chance to help to gain knowledge, improve quality, increase productivity and succeed in today’s competitive business world.

Chamber committed to helping community with JobsNow initiative

As one of the Chamber’s strategic priorities is talent/workforce, one of our principal roles is to help connect people with skills and talent to job opportunities that can help stabilize their families. Even in this difficult time, there are jobs to be found.

President/CEO Sue Dick Appears on “The Usual Suspects” with Gary Yordon

President/CEO joined Gary Yordon on the Usual Suspects to talk about our new Jobs Now initiative along with some of the steps we’re taking to support our business community during the COVID-19 crisis.

“Navigating the CARES Act for your Business” Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs

Canita Gunter Peterson and Andrea Medley of Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs walk us through important things businesses should know including the Paycheck Protection Program, tax savings opportunities, retirement plan and distribution changes.

“How to Secure a Safe Teleworking Environment” Paul Watts, Electronet powered by Hargray Fiber

Paul Watts, Market Executive for Hargray Fiber joins us for an informative webinar to share some best practices on how to keep your information safe and secure.

Tallahassee Chamber Launches Jobs Now Link

from WFSU With all the bad employment news, it might seem there are no jobs to be had. But a new resource from the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce shows a surprising number of local job opportunities are now available. Chamber President Sue Dick said the new “Jobs Now” page fulfills a number of functions. “It […]

Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce launches initiative to help connect people to local jobs

People who are out of a job will soon have a new way to connect to potential job openings in Tallahassee and the surrounding region.

New tool tries to connect hiring businesses with the unemployed as they navigate frustrating benefit registration

“Individuals are suffering, we have small businesses who have let people go. This is probably the most difficult time our community has seen.”

Surviving COVID-19 as an Employer: The Legal Impact Of COVID-19 On Your Workplace Webinar

Nearly every employer is facing unexpected and previously unknown challenges as a result of the ongoing coronavirus and Bill & Joyce were able to answer numerous questions from attendees about what’s to come in the future.