The aim of the Tallahassee Business Podcast is to introduce you to the influencers and key topics that affect daily life in the great city of Tallahassee. The podcast will give our audience a unique and entertaining insight into the life of business leaders, change-makers, and community members.

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Ep. 60 – “How Leon County is Conducting a Safe and Secure Election During a Pandemic” Mark S. Earley, Leon County Supervisor of Elections

Earley shares his perspective on Leon County’s stellar elections reputation, how his team is handling an election during a pandemic, and the multiple options available for our citizens to cast their vote safely and securely this year.

Ep. 59 – How Premier Fine Homes is Building New Housing Communities Across Tallahassee” Jason Ghazvini, Premier Fine Homes

During our discussion, Jason discusses the approach they take to building new housing communities, what home buyers are looking for today, and what the future of development looks like in the Tallahassee area.

Ep.58 – “How Passionate Advocacy Continues to Pave the Way for Persons with Disabilities” – Dr. JR Harding

Dr. Harding reflects on the 30 year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how businesses can help to create more access, awareness, and opportunity for the disability community.

Ep. 57 “How CPA Firms are Helping Individuals and Businesses During the 2020 Tax Season” Andrew Gay, Grimsley and Company CPA’s, PA

On this week’s episode of the Tallahassee Business Podcast, presented by 223 Agency, we are joined by Andrew Gay of Grimsley and Company CPA’s, PA to talk about the 2020 tax season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service postponed the deadline for personal filings from April 15 to July 15. Because of […]

Ep. 56 “How the Jim Moran Institute Helps Existing North Florida Businesses Develop Growth Strategies for Sustainable Growth” Mike Campbell, Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship

As an entrepreneur and former business owner with decades of experience, Mike Campbell offers expertise and guidance to companies across the region under the banner of the Jim Moran Institute.

Ep. 55 – “How Intentional Leadership Can Help Move Tallahassee Forward” Sha’Ron James, Chair, Leadership Tallahassee

Sha’Ron shares her personal and career experiences as a Black woman in Tallahassee and how that has shaped her approach to leadership. With an insistence on being intentional, she is someone that has been a steady force in Tallahassee for many years.

Ep. 54 “How E-Learning is Reshaping How Companies Train Employees and Develop a Skilled Workforce” – Dr. Sue Ebbers, Founder, Change By Design

With over 20 years of experience as a performance consultant, Dr. Ebbers specializes in workforce training and organizational improvement solutions. Her expertise in instructional systems makes her the perfect guest to discuss the massive shifts happening in workforce education and training as more and more companies move those efforts online.

Ep. 53 “How the Office of Economic Vitality is Working to Reshape the Tallahassee/Leon County Business Environment” Cristina Paredes, Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality

In recent months, Cristina Paredes and her team have helped to provide grants to local businesses suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and are now working to guide our community through a plan to reopen the economy. In this episode, she shares valuable insights on the work that is happening to make our community Florida’s capital for business.

Ep. 52 – “How Locally Owned Retail Stores are Preparing for the Future of Retail” Scott Maphis, Trail and Ski

Maphis recalls his journey from a career in the grocery business to pursuing his passion for the outdoors and buying the long-standing Trail and Ski store and then opening a second business.

Ep. 51 – “How the Red Cross is Providing Critical Services During a Pandemic” Sharon Council Tyler, Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross

Sharon Council Tyler, Executive Director, Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross joins this week’s episode to discuss the impacts COVID-19 has had on their organization and what actions our community should be taking as hurricane season begins in Florida.

Ep. 50 “How Tallahassee Hotels are Preparing to Welcome Visitors Back to the Capital City” Bo Schmitz, Senior GM, Hyatt House Capitol-University also overseeing the Hampton Inn Capitol-University

Schmitz discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on our local tourism industry, how his team is slowly working back up to full speed, and the many reasons why people should consider visiting Tallahassee once they feel ready to travel again.

Ep. 49 “How Construction Companies are Working Through the Pandemic as Essential Businesses” Wayne Mayo, Southern Standard Construction

Mayo discusses his experience in the construction industry, what it was like to launch his own firm, and how companies like his are responding to the COVID-19 crisis across Florida.

Ep. 48 – “How the Federal Government is Helping Small Business Owners During COVID-19” U.S. Congressman Al Lawson

Congressman Lawson shares his thoughts on the federal COVID-19 response, how Congress is working to help small businesses, and how companies should be looking to take advantage of programs available through the government.

Ep. 47 “Adapting and Evolving in the Restaurant Industry through COVID-19” Sam Osborne, Island Wing Company

Beginning with an upstart concept called Tropical Smoothie, Osborne has gone on to own and operate a number of establishments including the highly popular Island Wing Company.

Ep. 46 – “How Auto Sales are Managing Through COVID-19” Bob Hudson, Tallahassee Ford

Hudson and his team have made quick adjustments to create a safe environment for both sales and service customers. Like many businesses that have risen to the occasion, Tallahassee Ford has adapted to the changing norms of this moment.

Ep. 45 – “How Homes are Being Bought and Sold During COVID-19” Steven Loucheim, Tallahassee Board of Realtors

Loucheim describes how the process of buying and selling homes has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. With residential real estate being such a critical component of the local economy, the Tallahassee Board of Realtors is an important resource for both members and the broader business community.

Ep. 44 – “Finding a Path to Economic Recovery in Florida” Mark Wilson, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Chamber has played a critical role in helping businesses survive the initial shock of an economic pause as well as helping them plan for the future.

Ep. 43 – “Staying Informed on Family and Emergency Leave Policy During COVID-19” Deborah Minnis and Ruth Vafek, Ausley McMullen

Deborah Minnis and Ruth Vafek of Ausley McMullen Law Firm join the Tallahassee Business Podcast to discuss the changes to federal employment law related to COVID-19.

Ep. 42 – Protecting Against Fraud and Other Criminal Activity During the COVID-19 Crisis with United States Attorney Larry Keefe

U.S. Attorney Keefe joins us on this episode of the Tallahassee Business Podcast to discuss measures being taken by his office and the U.S. Department of Justice to curb, prevent and punish fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ep. 41 – Combating Stress and Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Michelle Bouthillier, Tallahassee Therapy Associates

Michelle Bouthillier, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Tallahassee Therapy Associates joins the show to offer listeners a series of exercises and resources that can help to navigate the challenges of this moment.