Chamber News

Economic, educational mobility the focus of latest Chamber-hosted community conversation

From the Tallahassee Democrat Bond Community was a fitting neighborhood for the latest community conversation hosted by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. It’s one of several south side neighborhoods in need of an economic lift. The average households earns $17,295. Out of its 3,100 residents, more are renters than homeowners. Talethia Edwards, a rising community advocate […]

Tallahassee Based Businesses Recognized on Florida Trend’s “350 Biggest Companies”

Source: Florida Trend Florida Trend Magazine has released its annual ranking of Florida’s 350 biggest companies and there are three headquartered in the greater Tallahassee area. To be considered for this listing, companies must be based in Florida and either be publicly traded or privately held. For the 2019 listing, there are 125 public companies […]

May 2019 Job Numbers

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Tallahassee metropolitan area continues to see a steady climb in the total number of jobs in the area. In the month of May, there were 187,500 jobs reported which is an increase of 4,000 jobs over the same month last year. This 2.2% increase marks the […]

Leaders discuss downtown development in the wake of two restaurant closures

From TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce held a Professional Women’s Forum on Tuesday, discussing the city’s downtown development. According to Downtown Improvement Authority CEO Elizabeth Emmanuel, statistics show people are moving downtown to live. She said the area is on the right track. The Farmer’s Market has helped small businesses […]

Driving Value To Members – Maicel Green, Talquin Electric Cooperative

In business, every dollar matters. That’s why at the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, we prioritize driving value to our members every single day. Your Chamber membership is an investment and we know that the time and resources of your business are precious. Our job is to make Tallahassee work better and that happens by […]

Advocating For Members – Shawn Roberts, Mad Dog Construction

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce strives to be the premier voice of business in Florida’s Capital region. The Chamber has been engaged in the work of advancing the community for nearly a century and being an advocate for business is central to who we are as an organization. Advocacy happens every day at the […]

Greenville-inspired community conversation draws attention to update downtown master plan

From the Tallahassee Democrat Last month’s delegation trip to Greenville, South Carolina, made local movers and shakers take a hard look at Tallahassee’s downtown. It’s missing some key connections between emerging districts and destinations, several attendees said at Wednesday’s trip-inspired community conversation. For example, some said there isn’t an easy, pedestrian-friendly way to get from […]

Chamber puts on community conversation event based on trip to Greenville, South Carolina

From the Tallahassee Democrat The first of three community stops inspired by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce’s delegation trip to Greenville, South Carolina, takes place on Wednesday. Private and public sector leaders agreed more could be done to spotlight the city’s economic assets and the momentum taking shape to capture the evolving story of Tallahassee businesses. […]

Growing Business – Dustin Rivest, 223 Agency

When businesses are growing, the community is growing which is why the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce makes it a priority to create a thriving business environment. In order to do that, the Chamber brings together business owners and entrepreneurs in ways that create connections, inspire collaboration and drive growth. The Chamber is committed to […]

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce hosts legislative breakfast

From WTXL TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It’s been one week since end of session here in Florida. The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce gathered Thursday morning for a recap about what the session means for the business industry in our city and state. The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce hosted the forum. Some of the successes touched […]

Beautiful Greenville opens eyes to Tallahassee potential

From the Tallahassee Democrat Trivia time. How many Greenvilles are there in the United States? 36. Which one do you think of when you think of Greenville? If you said South Carolina, winner winner chicken dinner for you. I had the opportunity to join the Chamber of Commerce’s Community Leadership mission to Greenville and I […]

Tallahassee leaders come back inspired after trip to Greenville

From WTXL TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tallahassee leaders say they’re inspired after coming home from a three-day trip to Greenville, South Carolina. The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has organized trips like this in the past. It’s all about learning what other cities are doing well and how Tallahassee can learn from them. More than 80 […]

Takeaways from Greenville: Lessons & Inspiration for Tallahassee

From Sachs Media Group As one of 85 Tallahassee community leaders who learned about Greenville, South Carolina’s inspirational turnaround story on a Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce-led discovery trip, I came home inspired, encouraged, and motivated. This trip was surely worth the investment of time and resources given the relevant takeaways for our community, including: […]

Incoming Chamber leader says it’s time for a Tallahassee community trip

From the Tallahassee Democrat GREENVILLE, S.C. — The next business leader to head the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors wants a community fact-finding trip to explore Tallahassee assets. Beth Corum, co-chief operating officer for Capital City Bank, was struck with the idea during this week’s three-day Chamber sponsored trip to Greenville, South Carolina. The city […]

Airport envy? Chamber tour of Greenville highlights debate at Tallahassee International Airport

From the Tallahassee Democrat GREENVILLE — Several business leaders say they’re convinced a new approach is needed at Tallahassee International Airport after touring Greenville’s airport, which saw record numbers in passengers and cargo loads last year. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, despite competing against four major airports within driving distance, moved more than 118 million pounds of cargo and […]

Tallahassee Chamber visits Greenville to learn best practices

From WCTV TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has packed up and gone north. The Chamber is visiting Greenville, South Carolina, where it hopes to learn more about how the city has redeveloped economically. “Everything they do is very intentional,” said Chamber Vice President Jay Revell. Greenville was once built around the […]

First impressions of Greenville offer insights, challenges during Tallahassee Chamber trip

From the Tallahassee Democrat GREENVILLE — When Sue Dick, president and CEO of Tallahassee’s Chamber of Commerce, asked first-time trip members on Monday to stand, more than half of room was on its feet. It was a statement. With newly elected city and county commissioners, a new mayor and fresh executives and developers, the group was eager to dive […]

Chamber eyes Greenville for ideas on getting the biggest bang for Blueprint bucks

From the Tallahassee Democrat This week’s trip to Greenville, South Carolina, was timed to drum up ideas on how to maximize millions in Blueprint sales tax funds that will begin to surface next year. Tallahassee business leaders and officials think they can learn something from Greenville’s come-back story. Once dubbed the “Textile Capital of the World,” Greenville […]

Chamber trip redux: How visits to thriving cities inspired Tallahassee innovation, efforts

From the Tallahassee Democrat Nearly 20 years ago, Tallahassee’s top brass flew to Austin, Texas, roughly 13 hours and 870 miles away from Florida’s capital. It was the first fact-finding mission organized by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, which hoped to showcase the economic potential of another capital city with college town roots. Austin’s size dwarfed Tallahassee but to […]

Roll call: See who’s going on the Chamber trip to Greenville, South Carolina

From the Tallahassee Democrat A fact-finding trip organized by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is bringing more than 80 public and private sector Tallahassee officials to Greenville, South Carolina. The invitation-only, three-day trip, which begins Monday, is a chance to see a progressive city 400 miles away that’s maintained its charm, attracted manufacturing industries and made […]