Chamber News

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 […]

Chamber vs. Commissioner: Chamber of Commerce censures Commissioner Matlow after op-ed

From WCTV TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – After City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow penned an opinion piece critical of the business climate in Tallahassee, the Chamber of Commerce responded with a public censure. The op-ed was published in the Tallahassee Democrat on July 30. Commissioner Matlow explained why he wouldn’t be attending the upcoming Chamber Conference in Amelia Island, […]

Commissioner Matlow’s political style requires a villain | Opinion

From the Tallahassee Democrat Re: “I’m not going to the Chamber of Commerce Amelia Island getaway. Here’s why | Jeremy Matlow,” July 30 First and foremost, I appreciate that Jeremy Matlow had the conviction and passion to run for local office. My appreciation for his public service ends there. The tone and approach of Commissioner Matlow […]

Tallahassee Chamber Censures Commissioner Jeremy Matlow

From the Tallahassee Democrat Chamber of Commerce leaders voted to censure City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow after he penned a blistering column criticizing the annual conference set to happen next month and linking it to an ongoing public corruption trial. The Chamber’s executive committee voted Friday to express disapproval not only of Matlow’s column, which appeared Friday on, but what […]

Q&A with Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce CEO Sue Dick on return of signature conference

The agenda features nationally acclaimed keynote speakers for the general sessions as well as the opportunity for attendees to choose from eight breakout sessions which feature local experts and panelists.

Tallahassee chambers: ‘No’ vote on Northeast Gateway would subvert will of the people | Opinion

This project achieves two important goals – it protects two of Tallahassee’s most precious canopy roads and it drives job growth.

Northeast Gateway back on the docket for Blueprint Intergovernmental Authority

The project has been proposed to alleviate traffic congestion on Thomasville, Centerville and Miccosukee roads and accommodate the growth expected in the coming decades after the expansion of the urban services area and incorporation of the Welaunee property.

How we got here: hacking gets real in 2021 | Dowling

From the Tallahassee Democrat I was chatting with the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce the other day about their upcoming conference at Amelia Island in August and a panel they invited me to be on at their summer conference. The topic is technology threats like the ones that impacted Colonial, CNA, Solar Winds that have dominated […]

LCSO plans to help 1,000 former inmates get jobs

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, the Capital City Chamber of Commerce, and the Big Bend Minority Chamber of commerce are All In, helping LCSO towards their goal by identifying businesses willing to hire those who were formerly incarcerated.

‘Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce’: Tallahassee businesses adopt kindergarten classes

With more than 3,000 kindergarten students expected to enroll across Leon County elementary schools this August, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with LCS and World Class schools to create Classroom Connection.

Leon Schools And Tallahassee Chamber Team Up For Early Literacy

The Classroom Connection initiative seeks to involve businesses and non-profit organizations in helping the district’s kindergarten students achieve reading mastery.

Classroom Connections joins businesses and students, increasing achievement levels

“It will be something that our students will be able to remember throughout their school career. That the community came beside me to make sure ‘I can be the best that I can be’,” said Riley Elementary School Principal April Knight.

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce launching program for new connections in Leon County classrooms

Leon County Schools is expecting a larger kindergarten class this year, with about 3,000 students, after many families held off on enrollment last year because of the pandemic.

‘A critical year’: Chamber launches kindergarten ‘Classroom Connection’ with Leon County Schools

A solid foundation and early learning are critical for later success in school, health, career, and life. Children who start kindergarten with grade-level skills or higher are on track for a successful and satisfying education. They start ahead and stay ahead.

Experts To Provide Online Help Filling Out Federal Financial Aid Forms

Filling out the federal document that is required for just about any kind of college financial aid can be a daunting task. But now help is on the way in the form of an online tutorial with live experts.

Kindergarten and COVID-19: Leon schools prepares for enrollment surge

With the possible surge of students this year, even the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is poised to help by pairing local businesses with kindergarten classes.

Tallahassee Chamber/Access Tallahassee Volunteers Encourage Local High School Seniors Through FAFSA Assistance

Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is one of the best predictors of whether a high school senior will go on to college, as seniors who complete the FAFSA are 84% more likely to immediately enroll in postsecondary education.

Leadership Tallahassee Class 39 Applications Due April 5

Leadership Tallahassee is a year-long program that prepares participants for community leadership through leadership service. Leadership Tallahassee Class 39 Applications are available NOW and due Monday, April 5, 2021. To apply, visit

Economic forecast: Leon County lost more than 12,000 jobs in a year, but signs of a rebound

It was a broad-brush look at Leon County’s economy compared to other counties, the state, and the country in a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic.