Chamber News

TLH Shows Support to JetBlue

Lizzy Kelley, City of Tallahassee Yesterday, Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) sent 40 letters of support to JetBlue showing a strong community desire to have the air carrier offer service in Tallahassee. Many businesses have also sent letters directly to JetBlue. “At the recent Chamber Conference, TLH staff gave a presentation to more than 500 business […]

Top take-aways from Chamber conference

Alyce Lee Stansbury, Tallahassee Democrat I attended the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conference last weekend and came back with new ideas for my business and for nonprofits. My first take-away is that people, whether they are customers or donors, want experiences not just goods. For any business, that means creating a great customer experience. This […]

Chamber moves 2016 conference over Confederate flag

Sean Rossman, Tallahassee Democrat The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce won’t return to the Sandestin Hilton next year for its annual conference since a Confederate flag still flies outside the Walton County Courthouse. The Chamber’s executive committee voted unanimously Wednesday to break off the second half of its two-year commitment to the beach-side resort. The […]

Chamber of Commerce continues to monitor city’s proposed tax hike

TaMaryn Waters, Tallahassee Democrat On Friday, Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce officials weighed in on this week’s decision to pare down next year’s property tax hike from 27 percent to 23 percent for businesses and property owners. A tax increase, which city officials say is necessary to fund more police officers, has drawn mixed reaction […]

Tallahassee’s airport goes international

by TaMaryn Waters, Tallahassee Democrat From here on, call it the Tallahassee International Airport. On Monday, city commissioners and officials unveiled a new logo, name and sign inside the airport terminal. The move marks a new chapter in Tallahassee’s economic development, one city leaders hope will result in more options and cheaper air fares for […]

Tallahassee named All-America City — again

by Gerald Ensley, Tallahassee Democrat Once an All-America City. Still an All-America City. Tallahassee won All-America City honors Sunday night in Denver. Tallahassee also landed the designation in 1999, the only other time it participated in the contest sponsored by the National Civic League. Tallahassee was the second of 10 cities out of 16 finalists […]

Leon County And Domi Station Celebrate First Year Of Success

Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Tonight, Leon County Government celebrated Domi Station’s One Year Anniversary. In just one short year, Domi Station has gone from a newly renovated space with fresh paint to a thriving business incubator with over 125 members and 35 companies. Those in attendance learned how, through hard work and by leveraging community […]

Leaders discuss ideas from Boulder trip

by TaMaryn Waters, Tallahassee Democrat The start of an ongoing talk took shape Wednesday. For the first time, in a large room at Madison Social, some of Tallahassee’s influential leaders bounced ideas and shared takeaways from their trip to Boulder, Colorado, this month. Now the question is how Tallahassee can benefit from what was seen and […]

Rick Moore: Chambers keeps the momentum going

by Rick Moore, Tallahassee Democrat “My View” It’s truly an honor to lead the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce this year. I was officially handed the gavel on Oct. 7. Our immediate past-chair, Ed Murray of NAI TALCOR, provided exceptional guidance throughout his leadership year. As a direct result of his efforts, the Chamber begins […]

Chamber Conference Re-Cap: Learning, Networking & Shaping Our Future

“Fantastic weekend. Well worth my time and money!” “An amazing opportunity to network and meet new contacts!” “I’m so glad I attended!” “Best Chamber Conference yet!” “Wow!” These are just a handful of the many positive comments I heard from Chamber members that attended the 2013 Annual Chamber Community Conference, which took place this past […]

What the Chamber’s new location means for you and your business

On July 22, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce started a new chapter in its 90 year history by opening the doors to its new building, located at 300 E. Park Avenue, in beautiful downtown Tallahassee. The Chamber called its temporary Calhoun location home for the past 2.5 years and the historic Columns building for more than 40 years […]

Chamber connects local businesses with Whole Foods

  One of the many big events taking place in our community this Fall is the October opening of the Whole Foods store on Thomasville Road. This opening not only provides Tallahassee with more than 200 new jobs for local residents, but also potentially provides local small businesses with great exposure by having their foods […]

Tallahassee Chamber urges residents to Shop Small™ on Small Business Saturday

Tallahassee, FL (November 20, 2012) – Today, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce announced its support for Small Business Saturday, encouraging citizens to shop at their favorite small businesses on Saturday, November 24. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday kicking off the busiest shopping days of the year, the Chamber is teaming up with American […]

Chamber Reflects on Impactful Year for Business Community

October is the start of a new fiscal and leadership year for the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and I am honored and humbled to have served as Chamber Chairman for the past 12 months. At the Annual Chamber Breakfast Meeting held at the Civic Center on Tuesday, I passed the reigns to incoming Chair […]

Tallahassee Chamber Annual Breakfast Meeting Honors Past, Present and Future

Tallahassee, FL (October 2, 2012) – Today, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Breakfast Meeting at the Tallahassee/Leon County Civic Center. The Annual Breakfast Meeting is the first premiere business event of the 2012-2013 fiscal year. A packed room of more than 400 business owners and community leaders listened as Chamber leadership […]

Winner Announced for the 2012 Godfrey Smith Past Chairman’s Award

Each year, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce hands out the Godfrey Smith Past Chairman’s Award. This award honors an individual who has provided significant contributions to the business community before, during and after their tenure as Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. The award was named after William Godfrey Smith, the first recipient; an […]

Red Cross Sets Up A Host Shelter For Hurricane Isaac Evacuees

The American Red Cross has set up a host shelter for Hurricane Isaac evacuees leaving the affected area along Interstate 10. The host shelter will be located at: East Brent Baptist Church 4801 North Davis Highway Pensacola, FL  32503 A new, helpful preparedness tool is the free Red Cross Hurricane App which puts real-time, hurricane […]

Upcoming Annual Meeting To Highlight Past, Present and Future Chairmen

I wanted to first take this opportunity to thank all of those who helped make the 2012 Annual Chamber Conference a great success. It is always a pleasure to see so many of our members in one room with Tallahassee’s Business and Community leaders. As this fiscal year comes to an end, we are excited […]

2012 Annual Conference Presentations Available

John Doggett discussed ways our region can continue to be competitive, where our growth areas will be in the future as well as ways Tallahassee can be creative with our economy and public/private partnerships. Kim Lear’s interactive presentation discussed the four generations currently in the workplace, how to recognize the stereotypes that prevent us from […]

Tallahassee Chamber Endorses Continuation of Half-Penny Tax for Schools

~ Proposal is Best Way to Ensure Quality Education for Leon County’s Children ~ Acting decisively to build the best possible future for Leon County’s children, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce today endorsed a proposal to extend the half-penny sales tax for Leon County Schools. “After […]