“As members of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Conference since 2010, CCYS has experienced a great deal of benefits and opportunities to expand our network and deepen our current relationships with our community partners. As a local non-profit we do business every day with local Tallahassee businesses like Kraft Nissan, Target Print & Mail, ABC WTXL, and many others, so we understand the importance of maintaining and building relationships. While we interact with the managers, staff, and owners of these businesses on a regular basis through email and phone, we rarely get to see them face-to-face throughout a busy day. The Chamber and the many events they host throughout the year including the Annual Conference, Professional Women’s Forum, and Business After Hours allow us to spend time one-one-one time with our partners. This time together in a casual atmosphere allows us to deepen our relationships with those that help make CCYS run smoothly. These interactions also allow businesses that support CCYS to get to know us better and ask more in-depth questions about what we do and how we do it so they can be assured that their support of CCYS is well invested.
With the recent launch of CCYS’ new brand and logo over the past year, the Chamber has also been an invaluable resource that has helped CCYS quickly spread the word about the new brand and the services and programs that we offer to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth.