Chamber News

FL counties keeping mask mandates even though Gov. DeSantis won’t allow penalties for violators

“The Governor has provided a lot of appropriate flexibility for local communities and every family to make informed decisions about what’s best for them. We encourage all businesses and their employees to continue practicing defined safety measures.”

The Ugly, Bad (and Good) in Florida Politics 2020 with FloridaPolitics Publisher Peter Schorsch

In this most difficult year, Peter shares his brutally candid perspectives on the biggest and toughest issues, including the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic on the political ambitions and futures of key leaders.

Tallahassee Chamber continues efforts to address skilled workforce gap

The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is pushing dual efforts to address ongoing gaps in creating and finding skilled workers through a new website and initiative called Talent 2030.

Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce launches new effort to connect job seekers with employers

What Talent 2030 has done, it has really created the collaboration between all of the resources that are in our community.

June Job Numbers Show a Continued Decrease in the Unemployment Rate for Tallahassee MSA

With so many uncertainties still impacting businesses, it is likely to take some time before Tallahassee experiences a return to pre-pandemic jobs numbers.

2020 Local Candidate Guide

We believe that the 2020 Local Candidate Guide offers valuable insight into the diverse perspectives that will be represented on upcoming ballots.

Achieve the Best of Both Worlds with your Tallahassee Chamber Membership

Carl Fuqua’s Tallahassee Chamber membership combines the best of both worlds, building viable relationships and growing his business.

#TalentLivesHere – Royle King, Leon County and Omega Lamplighters

In 2008, alongside an Omega Psi Phi fraternity brother, Royle founded the Omega Lamplighters – a program designed to empower young men with the tools they need to become active, educated, and responsible citizens.

Gainesville, Tallahassee businesses agree: ‘God help us all if we don’t have football’

“Even the Gator faithful want Florida State football to play,” said Sue Dick, the president and CEO of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.

Point of View: Florida’s talented workforce is key to economic recovery during and after COVID-19

It cannot be overstated: Talent development IS economic development. Communities used to rely on tax incentives to attract businesses, but for some time, we have recognized that a talented workforce is paramount.

Ending Isolation and Precautions for Persons with COVID-19

Growing evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy rather than a test-based strategy.

Future of FAMU’s Homecoming celebration uncertain after canceled fall football season

From a ghost town at the Eternal Flame to Bragg Stadium going from a place for football to a coronavirus testing site, the signs of coronavirus are everywhere on FAMU’s campus.

Coronavirus a curve ball for proposed Leon County Children’s Services Council, tax

From the Tallahassee Democrat The Our Kids First campaign for dedicated money to improve the lives of local children is facing ups and downs in the coronavirus era. The property tax and Children’s Services Council on the November ballot could be a tougher sell during an unrelenting pandemic. The Political Action Committee pushing the initiative has also […]

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.