Chamber News

Businesses needed for Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce’s Classroom Connection

Caroline Berryman with Architects Lewis and Whitlock is a Classroom Connection sponsor. She says she encourages more businesses to take advantage of this opportunity.

Tallahassee is a great place on the brink of more greatness | Opinion

The Chamber’s promotion of a community scorecard is a fantastic tool. What I heard at the conference was sobering, but unsurprising – Tallahassee’s job growth has lagged and, thus, poverty and crime have been a chronic problem.

Local retailers experience product shortage brought on by the pandemic

From WCTV TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – From the supermarket to the big box stores, to mom and pop shops, the pandemic is impacting a lot of things we buy right now. Retailers are asking consumers to be patient as product shortages continue to be felt across all industries. “On the apparel side we’re seeing it […]

Leon County hosts virtual youth career expo

From WTXL TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County leaders want to help make sure your children are thinking about their futures by presenting a new virtual career expo. In partnership with Leon County Schools, the Office of Economic Vitality and the Grater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, more than 50 local businesses will make themselves available […]

Leon County middle and high school students participate in Leon Works Fall Preview

From TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – About 5,000 Leon County Schools middle and high school students are learning more about careers they could have in the future. LCS students participated in the Leon Works Fall Preview during the month of September. The virtual program connected students with local businesses and careers, teaching them more about […]

Leon Works: A career fair for today’s generation of new talent | Opinion

From the Tallahassee Democrat Imagine your Leon County Schools teenager having the opportunity to participate in a live presentation from an executive with a global manufacturer based in Europe and with offices in Tallahassee. Next thing you know, your student is fascinated to learn from the presenter about manufacturing execution systems, Java Swing application development […]

Community-wide effort in motion to address local job shortage

The Tallahassee Chamber, along with Leon County’s Office of Economic Vitality, and other organizations are teaming up to keep up with the shortages in healthcare, hospitality, and tourism…starting with students

Local group working to help fill medical talent gap | Opinion

The TPM program is a local collaborative of health care provider representatives from our hospitals, physician practices, long-term care facilities and the like. It is open to anyone who wants to help fill the medical talent gap.

Most commissioners mum, Matlow fundraising off of Campbell’s ‘evil men’ comments at Chamber conference

During a discussion about public safety in Tallahassee at the annual conference in Amelia Island, Campbell lambasted Matlow’s continued criticism of the Chamber, which the commissioner says has turned a blind-eye to corruption.

Chamber Conference hosts panel on COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace

One of the panel topics was focused on COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace. Healthcare professionals and County Administrator Vince Long participated in a discussion on the legal, human resources, and medical issues surrounding the shot.

‘Evil men and their 12 trolls’: State attorney blasts Jeremy Matlow at Tallahassee Chamber Conference

A day after Tallahassee Chamber leaders pledged to be more vocal and visible in the issues of the day and elections, State Attorney Jack Campbell took the podium at the annual conference and dropped a bomb that will echo all the way to the 2022 local elections.

Chamber Conference: See what’s coming and going in Tallahassee development plans

While office space leasing took a nose dive in the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parts of the capital city are exploding with growth while others are seeing steady development.

Experts discuss workforce development at the 2021 Tallahassee Chamber Conference

Experts say Tallahassee is in a workforce crisis; right now, the community needs 2,800 additional people to fill the available, open jobs.

Tallahassee Chamber workshops highlight potential economic potential, peril

Each session touched on some of Tallahassee’s most pressing issues and spotlighted challenges, along with best practices to address them.

Tallahassee Chamber vows to be more visible, vocal and to ‘cultivate candidates’ for 2022

As Saturday’s business began with a jam-packed agenda, Chamber leaders wasted no time in stressing that job growth is the top priority and challenge facing Tallahassee’s economic future.

‘A workforce crisis’: Tallahassee Chamber scorecard points to challenges, opportunities

It includes a dozen metrics that range from Leon County’s 20.5% poverty rate to 1,805 incidents of violent crimes in 2020, up from 1,699 the year before.

‘People are just ready’: Chamber conference to push jobs amid pandemic, political theater

Tallahassee is facing short and long-term challenges. Leon County’s unemployment rate was 5.4% in June, up from 4.5% in May. To meet the state’s lofty goal of creating two million new net jobs by 2030, Leon County’s contribution will need to be 17,994 jobs.

Chamber Conference: 5 things you should know about annual get-together in Amelia Island

Protocols prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic will be in effect and may evolve as cases linked to the Delta variant rage on statewide. As of Aug. 10, 475 attendees were registered — representing a drop from the record 532 expected three weeks ago.

As Tallahassee Chamber rolls out mask, COVID rules, here’s who is going to annual conference

The Chamber released new and revised safety protocols that will be implemented throughout the conference, including mandatory masks for all attendees participating in sessions, unless they are eating, drinking or outdoors.

‘Little big shot’: 7-year-old opens ‘pop-up’ library in Tallahassee

From the Tallahassee Democrat Outside a church on Tharpe Street, 7-year-old Caleb Stewart — dressed in a suit — held onto a pair of scissors almost as long as he is tall. Soon, his father cut a red ribbon and Caleb’s new popup library was officially open. Caleb, who wore a mask with Mario Kart characters on […]