Chamber News

Chamber Proves Wise Investment in Tough Economic Year

For the last 11 months, I have had the pleasure of serving as chairman of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. As I approach the end of my term, a year that saw some of the toughest economic conditions in a generation, I could not be more proud of our staff, our members and the […]

Chamber Provides Right Dose of Business Help for Health Care Providers

Health care providers are important to our community because of the essential services they provide. They also are important because they make up a thriving industry sector that has a significant impact on our local economy. They are businesses – from large hospitals to individual practices – that provide vital jobs even in a tough […]

Encourage Your Employees To Become Advocates To Oppose Amendment 4

The “Vote No on 4” campaign is working to develop a list of advocates. Please help by encouraging your employees to register as “Advocates Opposing Amendment 4” on the online portal. This list of advocates is vital to the successful execution of the Education & Persuasion phase of the Vote no on 4 Campaign. A high-level of […]

Connect For Lunch Offers Unique Setting for Building Business Relationships

The Chamber is probably best known for its big events and large gatherings of business and community leaders, but there is a new, small-group activity that has been creating a buzz lately — in groups of three and four at a time. The Connect For Lunch program is bringing Chamber members together for lunch at […]

Service Industries Benefit From Chamber Membership

The membership of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce represents businesses from virtually every business sector, including those who make their living providing services outside the comfort of an air-conditioned office. In fact,  the service industries make up some of the Chamber’s most active and enthusiastic  members  – in part because the Chamber brings people […]

Best and Brightest Awards Broadcast on Comcast

The Chamber’s Best & Brightest Awards will be aired on WFSU Channel 4, WLCS Channel 23 and various other Comcast channels. This will run on these channels thanks to the support of Comcast, WFSU and the Leon County School District for this scholarship program. World Class Schools is proud to honor all the students that represent Leon […]

Annual Chamber Conference Sets the Stage for Business Success

Last summer, during what may prove to have been the bottom of the current recession, a record number of Tallahassee business people, elected officials and community leaders representing diverse interests attended the Greater Tallahassee Chamber’s Annual Community Conference. This year, a similar number is expected to make the most of a unique opportunity to learn, […]

Chamber Announces Winners of the 2010 Small Business Excellence Awards

For Immediate Release June 8, 2010 Media Contact: Jordan Jacobs Director, Communications & Marketing Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce 850.521.3107 CHAMBER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2010 SMALL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce held its 25th annual 2010 Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon recognizing small businesses and […]

EDC and Chamber Team Up to Equip Area Businesses

By: Beth Kirkland, Executive Director, Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc. The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County and the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce serve the local business community in different, but complementary ways. Each has specific programs that focus on providing opportunities for business success, and on May 20, two of them […]

2010 Small Business Excellence Awards finalists

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2010 Small Business Excellence Awards finalists. Support the finalists by attending the awards lunch! Small Business of the Year 1-4 Employees 71 Proof, LLC Administrative Professional Services & Solutions, LLC Boot Camp Fitness & Training Small Business of the Year 5-30 Employees Carpet One […]

Youth Leadership Tallahassee Teens Graduate and New Class Announced

A new crop of leaders graduated from the Youth Leadership Tallahassee (YLT) last week and future leaders have been selected for Class 7. YLT is a program of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Tallahassee. YLT was created as a way to provide opportunities for area high school students to develop an understanding […]

Chamber Update: Human Rights Ordinance

At today’s Executive Committee Meeting it was the decision of the Executive Committee that a statement needed to be produced and distributed to the Board and full membership, as the County Commission is voting on this issue today. The Executive Committee has approved the following statement The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is always dedicated […]

Clarification on Human Rights Ordinance

Please consider this note an explanation of the Chamber’s originial intent to provide a position to the Leon County Commission about its scheduled vote next week on human rights that has generated some confusion and controversy. We want to strongly represent the business community in providing a clear and concise voice about the issue. We […]

What Are Your Lunch Plans This Week?

Each week, several groups of three or four businesspeople from around the Tallahassee area get together for lunch. But who their lunch-mates are is usually a surprise. That’s the whole idea. In January, the Chamber launched its Connect For Lunch program.  Each week, members have lunch with two or three different members.  Meeting at local […]

‘Vote No on Amendment 4’ to Host Message Training

The Leon County Executive Committee for the Vote No on Amendment 4 will be hosting message training to assist the teams who will be part of speakers and writers bureaus. This training will concentrate on how to present the key reasons that we should all “Vote No on 4”: ·Amendment 4 will cost jobs, raise […]

Florida A&M Welcomes Disney University for Business Excellence

It doesn’t take any training to recognize that the world’s economy has taken a significant downturn. It does take effective and proven professional development training to guide impacted organizations back to the summit. Florida A&M University is proud to bring Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence program, presented by the world renowned Disney Institute, to the […]

Building Better Boards Offers Session from Military Perspective

At the Leadership Tallahassee Building Better Boards seminar, one of the sessions, “Board Leadership from a Military Perspective” includes three experienced board chairs, all retired military flag officers, who will discuss the roles of board members and techniques for leading successful boards. Panel members will offer insights into board service followed by a Q & […]

March Madness Hits Tallahassee

~The Noles March to the Alamo~ Cheer the ranked Florida State Women’s Basketball Team as they “March to the Alamo.” The road to the 2010 Women’s Final Four begins in Tallahassee, Fla., when the Florida State University plays host to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship first and second rounds, March 20 and 22. […]

Financial Snapshot – April 8

While no one knows what twists and turns the economy will take next, there are a number of economic realities and indicators to help local business people make smart decisions for the rest of this year and beyond. To help bring the most useful information together in one place, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, […]

10 in 2010 Free Branding Academy

This week Moore Consulting Group hosted their second 10 in 2010 session, held in partnership with the Chamber and Tallahassee Democrat. February’s participant was Magnolia School, a non-profit school that aims to raise confident learners that excel in many areas. As part of their complimentary Branding Academy, Magnolia School will receive assistance from some of […]