“The Chamber is all about being given the opportunity to form relationships through networking. In Leads Groups, you spend quality time with other businesses, and often gain “Access” (another Chamber group focusing on younger members) to their connections as well. In Leadership Tallahassee, you gain a new family of business leaders, and are guaranteed exposure to something or some group you were not familiar with, while broadening your understanding of all things “Tallahassee”. With LT’s Building Better Boards, you get to spend an evening with a great, philanthropic/altruistic group who are learning to serve their nonprofits more effectively. With the Chamber Conference, you get to spend quality time off-site and in a more casual setting while learning more about our community. Is the Chamber helpful for your business? Absolutely – especially if you join, engage, and take advantage of the great programs they offer!”

Ben Graybar
The Gantt Financial Group

“Tallahassee is flourishing - from new businesses in technology to highly-skilled workforce moving to our city to make an impact in business and in the community. Much of the success and growth experienced in Tallahassee is influenced by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and its amazing members. As a small business owner and an involved member of the Chamber, I have had the opportunity to meet dozens of like-minded entrepreneurs and community leaders sharing their passion to make Tallahassee continue to standout across the US. We are very lucky, and I am very grateful for all that the Chamber does to position our business, professionals and families to flourish.”

Eddie Gonzalez Loumiet

“Being an active member of the Tallahassee Chamber provides a positive boost to our business because of the network of diverse professionals who also are members and with whom we have the privilege of being friends and working together. And as far as the quality of life in this great community, The Chamber sets a trustworthy and ambitious agenda -- and works diligently every day to improve the economic climate for all of our residents.”

Ron Sachs
Sachs Media

“The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has always been here serving the business community. I think it’s important for business owners and managers in Tallahassee to really look at all of the new services the Chamber is providing that especially new businesses. The Business Advocacy Committee over the last few years has lead the charge on every major public policy issue the community has faced. With the BAC’s efforts, the business community is on the front end of discussions helping to lead direction and provide facts instead of waiting for things to happen. We owe the Chamber a lot of kudos for their proactive focus.”

Bennett Napier
Partners in Association Management

“CareerSource Capital Region’s partnership with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has allowed us help Chamber members know, understand and use the solutions that CareerSource Capital Region provides. Our partnership has allowed Chamber members to partake in Professional Development Workshops, Recruitment Events and have their positions posted on Employ Florida for no cost! Our participation with the Chamber has allowed us to help Chamber members acquire and maintain the type of talent needed to make their businesses successful here in the Capital Region!”

Tichaona Matewa
CareerSource Capital Region

“The Chamber plays a crucial role in local talent retention. We proudly handed the Tally Job Hop over to them in 2016, and we are pleased with the way they have developed it. The event has resulted in strong hires not only for Diverse Computing, but other local small businesses as well. It’s clear that the Chamber is committed to exposing students to all of the diverse opportunities that Tallahassee has to offer. And it’s programs like these that will ensure the continued growth and development of our city.”

Craig Gibbens
Diverse Computing

“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.”

Scott Harrell, Board Member

“As Tallahassee’s oldest bakery, our company has lots of name recognition with a solid and loyal customer base. We advertise to make our business known to newcomers in the area, but we feel that our membership in the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is a valuable part of doing business in Tallahassee. We have gained additional customers through our Chamber contacts and made many friends in the business community. Our membership in the Chamber has enabled us to meet and network with business people that we would not encounter in our usual day-to-day operations. This enables us to broaden our perspective on the nature of not only our business operations, but in being members of the general community of businesses that make up our city. In our many years of Chamber membership, we have been able to participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and other events that have helped our business to grow and improve through many connections with successful business people in all types of businesses. I would highly recommend membership in the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce regardless of business type whether retail, service or professional. Joining the Chamber will help you get involved and make connections that will improve your business and the community we live in.”

Mark Cross
Tasty Pastry Bakery

“After being a growing performance improvement and instructional design company for over eight years, I decided a year and a half ago to join the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. It’s a decision I’m glad I made! I’ve made new and valuable connections through the networking provided by Professional Women’s Forum lunches, their Annual Breakfasts, the CEO forum, and their amazing annual Amelia Island Chamber conference. I’ve also benefited from being a member of one of the Chamber committees and working closely with other successful businesspersons. In addition, key Chamber staff have brokered introductions for me as needed to advance my business interests. As the result, I find I’ve developed increasingly close connections with influential community members and have gotten great business referrals that are paying off in tangible ways. I have nothing but good to say about the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. I hope you will consider joining us in building a better future for ourselves and our Tallahassee neighborhood.”

Sue Ebbers
Change by Design

“As a young cutting edge tech company, we did not know what to expect when joining the Chamber and wow were we surprised. From the excellent networking and mentoring opportunities in Leads groups, to introductions to local decisions makers, to opportunities in actively contributing in the Chamber’s future, we have been consistently amazed on the returns of our membership. We are always looking forward to continuing to invest in this relationship for the chance to advance our business, shape the Chamber, and take the regional business community to the next level.”

Bryan Gibson
i2x Solutions