Chamber News

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce hosts ‘Surviving COVID-19’ webinar

From WCTV.tv TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is helping employers understand the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Last week, Congress passed the First Coronavirus Response Act. The bill expands unemployment benefits, food assistance, paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also requires employers to […]

COVID-19 Community Update with Capital Regional Medical Center

Our President/CEO, Sue Dick connected with Capital Regional Medical Center CEO, Alan Keesee and Chief Nursing Officer, Ann Smith via Zoom to get an update about how the hospital is preparing for the COVID-19 crisis.

Chamber Events Update Related to COVID-19

All Chamber and affiliate program events have been postponed through Friday, May 8, 2020. We will work to reschedule for later dates. We will continue to closely monitor and evaluate information and guidance provided by local authorities as well as state and federal agencies as we go forward.

Local businesses worry about livelihood as COVID-19 concerns arise

“Our goal is to try and be there with real time information. Understanding that these are very unusual circumstances, we want businesses to know that we’re here to assist in anyway possible,”

Peter Schorsch Announced as 2020 Chamber Community Conference Saturday Lunch Keynote Speaker

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises Media and is the publisher and executive editor of FloridaPolitics.com, INFLUENCE Magazine and a suite of podcasts and email newsletters, including “Sunburn,” the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics.

Business leaders hear pitch for taxpayer-funded Children’s Services Council in Leon

The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce will soon take a position in the coming months on a controversial voter referendum to create a tax-funded Children’s Services Council in Leon County.

“Hiring in the Modern Talent Marketplace” Report by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

As the U.S. labor market becomes one of the most competitive talent markets in recent history, hiring managers are faced with a greater number of challenges, and as workers become more confident in seeking better employment opportunities, employers of all sizes across multiple industries are struggling to hire qualified candidates.

#TalentLivesHere – Jason Hollister, Indoor Environmental Management

If you ask Jason what he loves most about Tallahassee, he will tell you that it’s a place where you can tailor your life to the way you want to live, while building an impressive career. He wears many hats as a husband, father, coach, advocate and so much more. Jason has mastered the art of balancing between working hard and giving back.

State economists share highs, lows of Florida and Leon County economy at annual forum

Leon County’s low unemployment rate and steady job growth are favorable economic indicators, although like the rest of the state, there’s a significant skills gap for available and future jobs.

Medical marijuana industry continues to boom in Tallahassee

Local business owners and non-profit leaders learned more about the industry in Florida at WCTV’s sponsored Lunch & Learn Event. Employers learned about new legislation that could dictate how they can regulate their employees.

2020 Tallahassee-Leon County Major Employers List

Tallahassee is home to major employers and is diverse in industries including healthcare, hospitality, construction, manufacturing, technology and more. We have collected information through employer surveys, direct communication with businesses and the Chamber database to compile a list of our area’s largest employers.

FSU’s Online MSIT Program #5 in the Country

According to the latest U.S. News and World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings, FSU’s online MSIT program offered by the School of Information (iSchool) is ranked No. 5 among public universities. After being ranked No. 7 in 2018 and 2019, this two-rankings rise to the top five is an exciting milestone. “It is great to see […]

November 2019 Jobs Update

The new year may be upon us, but 2019 continues to bring good news for Tallahassee on the jobs front. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently released job numbers for the month of November and the data shows another significant increase in hiring. With a total count of 194,400 non-farm jobs, the Tallahassee […]

#TalentLivesHere – George Johnson & Aaron Milner, Johnson+Milner, Inc.

Both Florida A&M University graduates from out of state, George Johnson and Aaron Milner made their way to the top of a local engineering firm and broke off six years ago to create Johnson+Milner, Inc. The duo took their company to the next level, becoming minority certified and have taken on major projects in the region. Johnson and Milner […]

Leon County Announces Milestone of $1 Billion in Economic Impact From Tourism

The Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) announced record-breaking year-end numbers during its annual marketing industry meeting.

Let’s make Tallahassee Florida’s talent capital | Opinion

From the Tallahassee Democrat At the recent Florida Chamber of Commerce Future of Florida Forum, two messages came through: Some 1.5 million more jobs will be needed by 2030, and Florida must prepare. We have an opportunity to ensure talent development is an economic driver by meeting the demands of a global economy and a […]

#TalentLivesHere – Amanda Morrison, Social Catering & Events

Native New Yorker, Amanda Morrison studied Hospitality at Florida State University and fell in love with Tallahassee while she was in school. After making the connections she needed to launch her career, she decided Tallahassee was the place where she wanted to stay. Amanda started out as a employee at College Town’s Madison Social and […]

Help me shape the future of Tallahassee for our children | Opinion

From the Tallahassee Democrat Last week I had the honor of becoming the chair of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. In my career at Capital City Bank and as a citizen of Tallahassee, I have had the opportunity to engage in various leadership roles, but this is one I am particularly excited about because I […]

Tallahassee Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Houston, TX (Oct. 8, 2019) – Tallahassee, FL, has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city is profiled in the November/December 2019 issue, available nationwide now. Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said Tallahassee possesses qualities […]

Beth Corum becomes new Chair of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

From the Tallahassee Democrat Beth Corum rolled out an ambitious to-do list that continues some existing efforts and launches a host of others tackled by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Corum, COO for Capital City Bank, set the tone as she became the new Chair of Chamber’s Board of Directors. During the Chamber’s Annual Breakfast […]