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. 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, […]

Ep. 30 – Learn How a Tallahassee Company is Shaping the Future of State and National Associations by Driving Member Engagement – Bennett Napier, President & CEO of Partners In Association Management

After getting his Master’s Degree at FSU, Bennett Napier jumped into the Tallahassee community by accepting a job offer with Bob Harris of Harris Management Group. Soon after, he got the opportunity to open his own firm and Partners in Association Management was born. What started as a one-man operation out of Napier’s home “with […]

Ep. 29 – Discover How an Experienced Performing Arts Producer is Bringing World-Class Acts to Tallahassee through FSU’s Opening Nights Program

After a career presenting, producing and managing performing arts across the country, Dr. Michael Blachly landed in Tallahassee as the Director of Opening Nights at Florida State University. His prior experience includes similar Performing Arts production roles at places such as the University of Florida, UCLA, University of Hawaii, Colorado State University, University of Tennessee, […]

Ep. 28 – How a Passionate Community Advocate is Using a Local Organization to Impact a National Problem – Liz Joyner

“People are really hard to hate close up, no matter what your disagreements are on politics,” says Liz Joyner, Founder, and CEO of the Village Square. That mantra is part the founding principals of the Village Square, an organization that touts a mission of “building bridges across the partisan divide and to have wonderful, engaging, […]

Ep. 27 – How Exponential Thinking Can Shape the Future of Your Company – Yuh-Mei Hutt, President, Golden Lighting

Yuh-Mei Hutt is one of Tallahassee’s most dedicated business leaders. Best known as President of Golden Lighting, her nationally reaching custom lighting company, Hutt also serves as Chair of the Domi Station Board of Directors. Fresh off of hosting a breakout session at the Chamber’s 2019 Annual Community Conference, she joins the podcast to discuss […]

Ep. 26 – How Steve Evans uses authentic mentorship to shape companies and community

Steve Evans, Retired IBM Executive, Recipient of 2017 Distinguished Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award and mentor to business leaders in Tallahassee joins this episode of the Chamber Podcast. As an attendee to the recent 2019 Annual Community Conference, Steve shares his insight on the success of the weekend. He also walks us through his career at […]

Ep. 25 – Top Tips to Maximize your experience at the 2019 Annual Community Conference – Blake Dowling

When Blake Dowling attended the Chamber Conference for the first time 14 years ago, he had a much different strategy than he does today. Blake joins this episode of the Chamber Podcast to give newcomers and seasoned attendees alike his top 3 tips for making the most out of your time at the Chamber Conference. […]

Ep. 24 – Joe Manausa, Joe Manausa Real Estate “How a Seasoned Real Estate Entrepreneur Positions His Business in Digital World

You’ve heard the name around town, seen a billboard or clicked on a link for a home you are dreaming about, Joe Manausa, of Joe Manausa Real Estate joins the Chamber Podcast to share his insight in the emerging trends in local residential real estate. Joe Manausa has deep roots in Tallahassee and when he […]

Ep. 23 – Richard Darabi, Moore Bass Consulting “How a Local Engineer is Helping Young Professionals Engage with the Business Community”

Richard Darabi, Project Manager at Moore Bass Consulting joins the latest episode of the Chamber Podcast. Richard, Chair of the Access Tallahassee Advisory Council talks about his experience as a young professional in Tallahassee and the opportunities and events Access offers for the next generation of local leaders.

Ep. 22 – Melissa VanSickle, Leadership Tallahassee (LT 29)

Melissa VanSickle, Chair of the Leadership Tallahassee Board of Governors joins this episode of the podcast. As a Tallahassee native, Melissa shares how LT helped her get even more connected to her hometown while also developing a diverse network of friends & colleagues, and gain leadership skills that would propel her through her career and […]

Ep. 21 Part II – Skip Foster, Tallahassee Democrat

Skip Foster, Publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat, joins the Chamber podcast for part II of a conversation about his career, the everyday triumphs and tribulations of a news team, life as a newspaper publisher and his take on some of Tallahassee’s top issues including crime, economic growth and more. This conversation with Skip covered so […]