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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.”

Could ‘hidden workers’ help Tallahassee workforce woes? Chamber forum explores upside, challenges

A 74-page report titled “Hidden Workers: Untapped Talent” by the Harvard Business School said companies that hire hidden workers are 36% less likely to face talent skills shortages compared to companies that do not.

Florida State President Makes Blunt Comment About Conference Realignment

Florida State has no plans of being left behind when it comes to conference realignment.

Chamber conference sneak peek: Tallahassee housing, commercial, retail developments to watch

Major developments are reshaping Tallahassee’s skyline and poised to inject more housing, retail and commercial offerings for capital city residents and visitors.

Economic development, education and real estate trends take center stage at Tallahassee Chamber Conference

The president expects $1 billion in construction done by the university during the next three years and additional construction beyond that.

Florida State president says Seminoles will be “very aggressive” in realignment: “We’re getting a lot of help.”

Beyond that, they’d give the Big Ten a presence in an entirely new area of the country.

Florida State Open To Realignment: College Football World Reacts

In a recent meeting with the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Florida State president Richard McCullough said that the Seminoles will do whatever it takes to remain competitive. To that end, he says that the team will be aggressive in finding the best conference for its programs.

CFB world reacts to Florida State president’s realignment comments

McCullough (seen above ahead of that speech) kicked off a lot of buzz with that “very aggressive” comment in particular, with a lot of Florida State fans liking the idea:

Florida State University’s president says school is going to be ‘very aggressive’ in remaining competitive

Despite continuous speculation, no more dominoes have toppled in the months since USC and UCLA shocked the college football world by announcing a move from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten. Florida State sounds ready to make a move when the time is right, though.

FSU President says Seminoles will be “very aggressive” in conference realignment

Over the last year, it’s become apparent that teams need to figure out a way to get into the Big Ten or SEC. If not, they risk falling behind in the modern landscape of the sport.

FSU President McCullough: University hopes to invest $1B in construction, $500M in research

Through research and development, Florida State University President Richard McCullough said the school is poised to seize its place among top rankings in the country and put more students on track to be entrepreneurs.

‘Invest early’: Childcare, labor challenges draw talk at Tallahassee Chamber Conference

The introduction was designed to cast the audience forward to what Chamber members can do on an individual and collective level to advance the community and local business interests.

Tallahassee team: Lawmakers Ausley, Shoaf, Tant find common ground at Chamber conference

When it comes to advancing the Tallahassee region, the Leon County legislative delegation says it’s people before politics.

Election elephant in the room: How politics plays out at the Tallahassee Chamber conference

Efforts to set the capital city’s future course through weighty policy discussions will hang in the balance of the ballots.

Tallahassee’s business community is invaluable to our quality of life. It doesn’t deserve to be denigrated. | Steve Evans

One of the troubling trends of the local political cycle has been the open denigration of the business community and the people who work for these businesses.

Six things to know about the annual Tallahassee Chamber conference at Amelia Island

Expect to hear big-picture analysis of how national issues, including inflation and product prices, are trickling down to a state and local level. In addition, local experts will give a run down on major projects to watch and development trends.

HCA, Tallahassee Chamber partner to address healthcare worker shortage

Talent Pipeline Management is a workforce strategy helping regions across the country meet the evolving business needs of the community.

HCA, Tallahassee Chamber partner to address healthcare worker shortage

It’s part of HCA Healthcare Foundation’s Healthier Tomorrow Fund, an $80 million community impact fund announced in 2021 that is designed to support innovative initiatives focused on addressing high priority community needs and health equity.

TLH Talent Pipeline Management Academy launching

This national project is being championed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce adopting it in 2020 ″based on the needs of the community” during the pandemic.

Over 2,200 healthcare job vacancies in Tallahassee region

According to the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce there are currently over 2,200 healthcare job vacancies in the Tallahassee region.