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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 […]

Tallahassee #15 Most Educated Metro Areas

From American City & County An educated workforce can provide a city with major economic and financial benefits. Higher education levels often yield higher wages, which in turn lead to higher tax revenues. Additionally, an educated population is a good way to attract other people with high levels of education. Financial news and information site WalletHub […]

Tallahassee named #5 on Livability’s list of the 10 Best Home Base Cities for Road Trippers

From Livability Is there anything better than a road trip? The sense of freedom and adventure, the random roadside attractions, the hidden gems, the curated soundtrack, the gas station coffee … we’re getting the urge to grab our car keys just thinking about it. As we enter late summer and early fall (AKA prime road […]

Tallahassee #3 Best City for Lawyers

From AdvisorSmith Lawyers play an important role in our society by creating, interpreting, and applying the law for their clients. Besides representing clients in court, lawyers may also provide advice, draft legal documents and contracts, and assist in negotiating deals. Lawyers can also represent clients in criminal cases or work for the government in creating […]

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce hosts discussion on poverty

From WTXL TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Community leaders got together Thursday to have a discussion about local poverty. They talked about forging stronger neighborhoods, combating economic segregation, and delivering a higher quality of life. It was hosted by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. The chamber says there needs to be new pathways to jobs, housing, and […]

Community conversations discuss ongoing projects in Bond neighborhood

From WCTV.tv TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce held a community conversation on Thursday, discussing poverty in the area. Representatives from Leon County schools, Second Harvest, the real estate community, and city and county leaders attended. Many said the community is divided along economic lines. Speakers discussed the importance of early childhood […]

Economic, educational mobility the focus of latest Chamber-hosted community conversation

From the Tallahassee Democrat Bond Community was a fitting neighborhood for the latest community conversation hosted by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. It’s one of several south side neighborhoods in need of an economic lift. The average households earns $17,295. Out of its 3,100 residents, more are renters than homeowners. Talethia Edwards, a rising community advocate […]

Tallahassee Based Businesses Recognized on Florida Trend’s “350 Biggest Companies”

Source: Florida Trend Florida Trend Magazine has released its annual ranking of Florida’s 350 biggest companies and there are three headquartered in the greater Tallahassee area. To be considered for this listing, companies must be based in Florida and either be publicly traded or privately held. For the 2019 listing, there are 125 public companies […]

May 2019 Job Numbers

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Tallahassee metropolitan area continues to see a steady climb in the total number of jobs in the area. In the month of May, there were 187,500 jobs reported which is an increase of 4,000 jobs over the same month last year. This 2.2% increase marks the […]

Leaders discuss downtown development in the wake of two restaurant closures

From WCTV.tv TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce held a Professional Women’s Forum on Tuesday, discussing the city’s downtown development. According to Downtown Improvement Authority CEO Elizabeth Emmanuel, statistics show people are moving downtown to live. She said the area is on the right track. The Farmer’s Market has helped small businesses […]

Driving Value To Members – Maicel Green, Talquin Electric Cooperative

In business, every dollar matters. That’s why at the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, we prioritize driving value to our members every single day. Your Chamber membership is an investment and we know that the time and resources of your business are precious. Our job is to make Tallahassee work better and that happens by […]

Advocating For Members – Shawn Roberts, Mad Dog Construction

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce strives to be the premier voice of business in Florida’s Capital region. The Chamber has been engaged in the work of advancing the community for nearly a century and being an advocate for business is central to who we are as an organization. Advocacy happens every day at the […]

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