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. The Tallahassee Business Podcast is presented by Event Owl.

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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.

Ep. 40 – Communicating with your Company and Clients During COVID-19, Ron Sachs, Sachs Media Group

Ron is well known for his expertise in crisis communications and in this episode, he touches on a range of helpful tips for businesses and other organizations to consider as we settle into the new norms associated with combating the COVID-19 virus.

Ep. 39 – How the United Way is Positioned to Battle Against Poverty in our Region – Berneice Cox, CEO United Way of the Big Bend

In this episode, Berneice explores the duties associated with being CEO of the United Way, her personal experience living near the poverty line and how she aims to change how our region thinks of charitable giving, and the impact it can make on our neighbors.

“Understanding Tallahassee’s Place in the Florida Economy” Dr. Jerry Parrish, Florida Chamber Foundation

Dr. Parrish is known across Florida as a leading expert on economic trends and regularly works with business and government leaders alike to measure the success of our state and the communities within it.

“At the Intersection of Healthcare and Technology” Eddie Gonzalez Loumiet, Ruvos

Eddie joins the Tallahassee Business Podcast, presented by 223 Agency, to talk about his story, the continued growth of Ruvos, how they find and retain talent as well as how Tallahassee is making its mark on the national “GovTech” landscape.

Chamber Podcast Ep. 36 – David Faulkenberry, FBMC Benefits Management

Faulkenberry shares more about the growth he’s seen in the benefits industry, triumphs, challenges and gives his take on what the future might hold for the company.

Chamber Podcast Ep. 35 – Is Digital Relations the New Public Relations? Dustin Rivest, 223 Agency

Starting off strong, we welcome Dustin Rivest, Founder & CEO of the 223 Agency to the podcast. 223 Agency, a digital relations firm, is the brainchild of Rivest whose background in digital marketing has shown through in everything he’s done.

Ep. 34 – Working to Bridge the Talent Gap In Tallahassee, Terrie Ard and Corrie Melton

At the Chamber, our business is Tallahassee and one thing we hear from companies of all sizes is that recruiting and retaining talent is a challenge.

Ep. 33 – Celebrate the Holiday Season with Tallahassee Local Businesses, Jeri’s Midtown Cafe and Lucky and Charmed

In this episode of the Chamber Podcast, we highlight two local business owners to encourage you to Shop Small this holiday season. Jeri Madden, Owner and Chief Love Officer at Jeri’s Midtown Café shares insight on what it’s like owning a new restaurant and the thought process behind the restaurant’s “Love on a Plate” tagline. […]

Ep. 32 – How the FAMU Student Body President is Engaging the Tallahassee Business Community

As a fourth-year student in Agribusiness and the Student Body President at Florida A&M University, Rochard Moricette works hard to share his passions with fellow students and the Tallahassee community. With his experience in advocacy, business and serving on the statewide Florida Student Association, he is a natural fit to join the Chamber’s Board of […]

Ep. 31 – How Businesses can Engage with the Chamber to find New Customers via the Total Resource Campaign – Maicel Green, Talquin Electric Cooperative & Park Broome, Tallahassee-Leon Federal Credit Union

The Total Resource Campaign is a revenue-generating effort held every fall, with the goal of raising funds to help support the Chamber’s mission of providing tools, resources and opportunities to its members and enhancing Tallahassee’s overall business climate. The Total Resource Campaign helps underwrite the Chamber’s program of work in the areas of small business and entrepreneurship, […]