Chamber News

Tallahassee Ranked “Top 10 Best Places to Get a Fresh Start”

From Do you need a new start? Whether you’re looking for a career change or a spiritual reinvention, here’s where to go. There are lots of little ways to start the new year off fresh (rearranged living room, new haircut, weird diet that only allows you to eat bacon and unpasteurized cheeses, etc), but […]

Free grief counseling offered after yoga studio shooting

From the Tallahassee Democrat Florida Blue is offering free grief counseling Tuesday to anyone who is struggling emotionally after the Nov. 2 shooting at a local yoga studio. Specially trained behavioral health counselors will be available 3-7 p.m. on the second floor of Betton Place, 1950 Thomasville Road, the same shopping complex where the shooting […]

Florida Chamber calls on local businesses to help children read

From TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — According to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, 1,307 third grade students in the Leon County School District cannot read at grade level. It’s a fact the chamber said coincides with poverty level. “That’s a problem the business community wants to do something about,” said Mark Wilson, President of the […]

Tallahassee Chamber names Mark O’Bryant as next chair

From TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has named Mark O’Bryant as its next chair. O’Bryant is the CEO at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. He’ll replace outgoing chair Heidi Otway, who served for the last year. O’Bryant said under his leadership, the Chamber will focus on reducing economic segregation, building a stronger […]

Florida’s poorest zip code is in Tallahassee. For Chamber speaker, it’s a rallying cry

From the Tallahassee Democrat As Tallahassee grows, pockets of the city continue to be plagued by poverty. The 32304 zip code that runs from central Tallahassee into northwest Leon County has more residents living in poverty compared to any other zip code in the Sunshine State, according to Florida Chamber of Commerce President Mark Wilson. “Not Miami, […]

2018 Chamber Conference Sunday Session

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Report: Tallahassee’s economy growing at healthy pace

From TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The June Tallahassee Economic Report shows the first sign of positive growth for 2018. One big contributing factor, a record nine months of traffic at the airport. There’s also been a rise in construction permits for residential and commercial properties, as well as a continuously dropping unemployment rate. The Greater […]

2018 Chamber Local Candidate Survey Results

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TalChamber identifies four ways to sustain city growth

From WTXL TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – How does Tallahassee handle growth in the future? More than 500 people spent the past weekend trying to answer that question at an annual conference by the Chamber of Commerce. We took a look at the key areas the chamber says the city needs to work on. From what we’ve […]

Chamber Conference: Chamber looks to address community needs, evaluates consolidation

From AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) – The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce could put the idea of government consolidation on hold. The Chamber first brought up the idea of consolidating the City of Tallahassee and Leon County Government last year as a way to address the high crime rate, ongoing FBI investigation and various ethics […]

Tallahassee leaders wrap up Chamber of Commerce Conference

From Hundreds of business owners descended upon Amelia Island for the annual Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conference.

Chamber Conference: Market “disrupters” find success in Tallahassee

From AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) – As online shopping continues to grow many local businesses are turning to innovative techniques to draw customers into their shops. That includes Midtown Reader on Thomasville Road. Owner Sally Bradshaw, along with leadership from Proof Brewing Company and For the Table Hospitality, spoke about what it means to […]

Tourism industry growing in Leon County

From AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) – As more people pack the Capital City, the tourism industry continues to grow in Leon County. According to Leon County’s tourism department, tourism had a $900 million direct economic impact on the county last year. And, it provides 14,000 jobs. With those numbers, and more, the department is […]

Chamber Conference: TPD to move to the Southside

From AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) – The City of Tallahassee is moving forward with relocating its police headquarters to the south side of town. City officials discussed their plans with the local business community at the annual Chamber of Commerce Conference. According to Assistant City Manager Cynthia Barber, the move will not only enhance […]

Expert Paul Zikopoulos tells chamber crowd Big Data is the path to big business

From the Tallahassee Democrat AMELIA ISLAND – Tech years are a lot like dog years — they go very quickly, said one of the nation’s top Big Data experts during the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference on Saturday. Companies can transform their delivery services and business models by the “one percent rule” over time and […]

Mid-term election predictions with pollster Steve Vancore at annual Chamber Conference

From the Tallahassee Democrat Steve Vancore, pollster and partner at VancoreJones, leaped right into the “dangerous business” of predicting the mid-term elections at a Chamber Conference session Saturday at Amelia Island. Here were some of his biggest predictions. On Democratic gubernatorial primary, Vancore says things are looking good for a Tallahassee nominee. He says Gwen Graham probably […]

Chamber conference attendees to focus on Tallahassee’s future growth

From the Tallahassee Democrat Tallahassee is poised for more development – a growing population, more jobs and an increase in spending among residents in the post Great Recession era. Cranes crisscross the downtown skyline. Heavy equipment and crews churn dirt throughout the city and around the county. But it’s not always a welcome sight. Restive residents have galvanized neighborhood opposition to […]

Transforming south side among top Chamber conference sessions

From the Tallahassee Democrat AMELIA ISLAND – No single thing is going to transform Tallahassee’s south side. During Saturday’s standing-room breakout session at the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference, panelists rattled off details behind key measures that could make a difference. A $45-million redevelopment is moving forward at the Orange Avenue Apartments, a public housing property. Improvements […]

Chamber Conference: Low supply, high demand driving up home prices

From AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) – Buying property in the Capital City may be getting more difficult. That’s according to a local panel of experts speaking on residential real estate during the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference. “There’s high demand, low supply. Prices are going up at the fastest rate I’ve ever seen,” said […]

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conference underway

From AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) — Hundreds of Tallahassee business owners have descended upon Amelia Island for the annual Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conference. This year, about 520 people are registered for the conference. The idea is to get out of the “bubble,” and get away from some of the day-to-day distractions and dig […]

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