Chamber News

Medical marijuana industry continues to boom in Tallahassee

From TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Medical marijuana is a growing industry in the Capital City and around the Panhandle. Local business owners and non-profit leaders learned more about the industry in Florida at WCTV’s sponsored Lunch & Learn Event, hosted by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Members of the panel called the growth “fast […]

2020 Tallahassee-Leon County Major Employers List

Tallahassee is home to major employers and is diverse in industries including healthcare, hospitality, construction, manufacturing, technology and more. We have collected information through employer surveys, direct communication with businesses and the Chamber database to compile a list of our area’s largest employers.

FSU’s Online MSIT Program #5 in the Country

According to the latest U.S. News and World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings, FSU’s online MSIT program offered by the School of Information (iSchool) is ranked No. 5 among public universities. After being ranked No. 7 in 2018 and 2019, this two-rankings rise to the top five is an exciting milestone. “It is great to see […]

November 2019 Jobs Update

The new year may be upon us, but 2019 continues to bring good news for Tallahassee on the jobs front. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently released job numbers for the month of November and the data shows another significant increase in hiring. With a total count of 194,400 non-farm jobs, the Tallahassee […]

#TalentLivesHere – George Johnson & Aaron Milner, Johnson+Milner, Inc.

Both Florida A&M University graduates from out of state, George Johnson and Aaron Milner made their way to the top of a local engineering firm and broke off six years ago to create Johnson+Milner, Inc. The duo took their company to the next level, becoming minority certified and have taken on major projects in the region. Johnson and Milner […]

Leon County Announces Milestone of $1 Billion in Economic Impact From Tourism

The Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) announced record-breaking year-end numbers during its annual marketing industry meeting.

Let’s make Tallahassee Florida’s talent capital | Opinion

From the Tallahassee Democrat At the recent Florida Chamber of Commerce Future of Florida Forum, two messages came through: Some 1.5 million more jobs will be needed by 2030, and Florida must prepare. We have an opportunity to ensure talent development is an economic driver by meeting the demands of a global economy and a […]

#TalentLivesHere – Amanda Morrison, Social Catering & Events

Native New Yorker, Amanda Morrison studied Hospitality at Florida State University and fell in love with Tallahassee while she was in school. After making the connections she needed to launch her career, she decided Tallahassee was the place where she wanted to stay. Amanda started out as a employee at College Town’s Madison Social and […]

Help me shape the future of Tallahassee for our children | Opinion

From the Tallahassee Democrat Last week I had the honor of becoming the chair of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. In my career at Capital City Bank and as a citizen of Tallahassee, I have had the opportunity to engage in various leadership roles, but this is one I am particularly excited about because I […]

Tallahassee Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Houston, TX (Oct. 8, 2019) – Tallahassee, FL, has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city is profiled in the November/December 2019 issue, available nationwide now. Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said Tallahassee possesses qualities […]

Beth Corum becomes new Chair of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

From the Tallahassee Democrat Beth Corum rolled out an ambitious to-do list that continues some existing efforts and launches a host of others tackled by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Corum, COO for Capital City Bank, set the tone as she became the new Chair of Chamber’s Board of Directors. During the Chamber’s Annual Breakfast […]

Tallahassee 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live | Livability

LIVABILITY | As the state capital and the home of Florida State University, one thing’s for sure: Tallahassee is seldom sleepy. In Tallahassee you can find live music, art, history, outdoor adventure and an optimistic energy. It’s no coincidence that Livability also named Tallahassee one of the best places in the country to get a fresh start. Tallahassee has […]

Tallahassee’s future is in our hands | Opinion

From the Tallahassee Democrat Last weekend I was thrilled to hear a riveting keynote speech by Tom Fanning, CEO of Southern Company. Fanning said something that resonated with me: “Find it in your spirit to unleash the fire in your belly. Be a patriot for your community.” I heard those words while seated next to […]

A day-by-day guide to our coverage, photos, videos from the Tallahassee Chamber conference

From the Tallahassee Democrat AMELIA ISLAND — It’s a wrap for the 2019 Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conference. Check out the photos, videos and stories below to see all that went down this weekend.  

Chamber of Commerce Conference gets sneak peek at what businesses and developments are coming

From the Tallahassee Democrat AMELIA ISLAND – Before business and elected leaders at the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference headed back home, they heard what they have to look forward to with a rundown of upcoming projects on the horizon and an overview of development trends. A new REI, a recreational activity store centered around […]

Chamber conference much more than a social event | Opinion

From the Tallahassee Democrat Each year when the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual community conference, there are over 500 local leaders who come together to learn about the future of Tallahassee and Leon County. Among the many attendees are business owners, nonprofit executives, government officials and a variety of other parties with a […]

Friday night postcard from Amelia: A rolling diary from a Tallahassee Chamber Conference veteran

From the Tallahassee Democrat Thursday 6:21 p.m.  Dear Tallahassee, Thanks to the Democrat for the opportunity to give some updates from the front row of the Chamber Conference for your readers. I will be sending regular updates on The Who and The What is going on at the conference. Who may wonder why the conference is […]

Putting on the Ritz: A rundown of what will dominate talk at Tallahassee Chamber Conference

From the Tallahassee Democrat Business leaders and public officials will seize the opportunity to reach a captive audience this weekend at the annual Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island. “We’re very cognizant of trying to be an organization that hosts incredibly important conversations about our future,” said Jay Revell, the Chamber’s vice […]

Gearing up for Chamber conference; making transitions in nonprofits | Notes on Nonprofits

From the Tallahassee Democrat Alyce Lee: Next weekend is the annual Chamber of Commerce conference. I’ll be attending along with over 500 not for-profit and for-profit business, community, and elected leaders. I’m looking forward to moderating a session entitled, “Doing Well by Doing Good” designed to help businesses, for-profit and nonprofit, form relationships that are mutually […]

Tallahassee business leaders spotlight need for TLH airport to be ‘ready, set, go’

From the Tallahassee Democrat Airport officials at Tallahassee International Airport have set a $1 billion economic impact goal for the region by 2024. It currently generates a $599 million economic impact, according to March results from the Florida Statewide Economic Impact Study. The previous five-year study reported the airport’s impact at $399 million. The lofty goal was […]

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