Chamber News

Greenville can teach us how to create a breakthrough for our community | Opinion

From the Tallahassee Democrat Tallahassee is on the verge of something big. In only five years, our community will celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of becoming the capital city of Florida (you can follow the countdown at Two hundred years is a long time and across those two centuries, our community has never stopped evolving. […]

Chamber Chair Issues Letter to City Commission Regarding Proposed Municipal Broadband Utility

In preparation for the City of Tallahassee Commission meeting, Chamber Chair, Mark O’Bryant issues the following letter regarding the proposed municipal broadband utility. Dear Mayor Dailey, On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, I would like to share a few thoughts regarding the City Commission’s ongoing discussions on […]

Southern Living Magazine Names Tallahassee One of The South’s Best Cities for 2019

From Leon County TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the first time ever, Tallahassee has earned a coveted distinction from national magazine Southern Living. Tallahassee was named the No. 9 South’s Best City as part of the magazine’s third annual South’s Best Awards, and is the only city in Florida to be recognized in this category. “Southern […]

Next stop Greenville, South Carolina: Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce sets latest trip

From Tallahassee Democrat Two years ago, local power players went on a fast-paced tour of Nashville, Tennessee. The country music mecca with a vibrant year-round tourism base and a burgeoning start-up scene also is a capital city, but that’s about where its similarities to Tallahassee begin and end. In two months, the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is taking another band of […]

Building Tallahassee: Updating major projects

From WTXL TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – If you drive around town, you’re bound to notice some sort of construction going on. You’ve probably wondered what’s being built or what’s coming down. For the past three years our ‘Building Tallahassee’ series has explored new development in the Capital City. WTXL ABC 27’s Stephen Jiwanmall took a look […]

Federal government workers in Tallahassee send their thanks | Opinion

From the Tallahassee Democrat After 35 days of the government being shut down, federal employees can now breathe a sigh of relief. A possibly short breath, but a breath nonetheless. The direct effects of the shutdown were felt right here in the city of Tallahassee, which is home to nearly 1,800 federal workers. These include TSA officers, air traffic controllers and federal […]

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce group: Table local government consolidation discussions

From the Tallahassee Democrat Recent talks of consolidating local government should be deferred until pressing community issues are resolved, a committee commissioned by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce found. The committee on Friday released findings from its Local Government and Community Study. While dormant for years, the controversial idea to consolidate functions within the city of […]

Tallahassee Ranked #82 on Milken Institute’s 2018 Best Performing Cities for wage and job growth.

Click HERE America’s metropolitan areas have driven growth through the economic expansion, creating jobs and prosperity with their policy choices and their industrial, workforce, and innovation assets. The Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities (BPC) index provides an objective benchmark for examining underlying factors for and identifying unique characteristics of economic growth in successful regions. Our index […]

Federal Reserve official talks jobs, interest rates at Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce event

From the Tallahassee Democrat Business leaders on Thursday heard an optimistic but cautious forecast during an annual economic forum hosted by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. More than 200 attendees gathered at the Florida State University’s Turnbull Conference Center to hear an economic forecast from Chris Oakley, vice president and coordinating regional executive for the Federal […]

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

Read the full survey HERE.

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.