Access Tallahassee

What do they do?
One of the most popular Access Tallahassee opportunities is its Leads Groups. The purpose of an Access Leads Group is to provide a direct networking opportunity through bi-weekly meetings for Access Tallahassee members to generate referrals, build business relationships, and share best practices. Each group is limited to one member from each business category. To see if your business category is available email, please email dnoles@talchamber.com. Access members can also take advantage of the incredible online tools on this site that include a job board, interactive blog, member calendar and tools for professional growth. There also are a significant number of events throughout the year, including intensive networking and professional-development programs such as Access To The Issues, Business Etiquette, Speed Networking and Power Lunches. To learn more about each event or to identify upcoming dates, visit http://accesstallahassee.com/

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Dana Noles
Office: 850-224-8116
Email: dnoles@talchamber.com


http://www.accesstallahassee.com

Annual Chamber Conference

What do they do?
The Annual Chamber Community Conference brings together all elements of the business community, from home-based entrepreneurs to key business and political leaders, to discuss real issues affecting our region’s future. With breakout sessions, networking opportunities and plenty of fun, this conference allows attendees to make connections that will last a lifetime. Always held out of town, the weekend is a mix of business and pleasure for the whole family. For more information on the Annual Chamber Community Conference, visit the Chamber’s website (www.TalChamber.com) and click on Events.

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Dana Noles
Office: 850-521-3108
Email: dnoles@talchamber.com


http://www.talchamber.com

Business After Hours - Chamber

What do they do?
One of Tallahassee’s most popular networking programs Business After Hours is hosted by Chamber members and the Chamber at various locations. The event attracts more than 200 Chamber members, business people, and community leaders in search of valuable business contacts. To find out where this month’s Business After Hours will be hosted, visit the Chamber’s website (www.TalChamber.com) and click on Events.

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Dana Noles
Office: 850-521-3108
Email: dnoles@talchamber.com


http://www.talchamber.com

Business Network International (BNI)

What do they do?
The Tallahassee Business League  Chapter of Business Network International (BNI). The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional "word-of-mouth" program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals. BNI is an invitation only business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified referrals. BNI has one agenda, and that is for its members to build each other's business through word of mouth Marketing. BNI is unique in that it only allows one person per profession to join a chapter.

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Karen Ellis
Executive Director Northwest Florida/South Alabama
Office:
Mobile: 850-559-8002
Email: kellis@bni.com

CA 545 College Commerce Way
Upland, CA 91786
United States

http://www.bni-nwflorida.com

Business Nuts & Bolts - Chamber

What do they do?
Business Nuts & Bolts is much more than early-morning networking. The program consistently provides dynamic speakers with presentations aimed at the heart of small-business success, a business card exchange and recognition for new member/first-time attendees, plus a great breakfast to start the day. To register for the next Business Nuts and Bolts, visit the Chamber’s website (www.TalChamber.com) and click on Events.

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Dana Noles
Office: 850-521-3108
Email: dnoles@talchamber.com


http://www.talchamber.com

Connect For Lunch - Chamber

What do they do?
Connect For Lunch is an opportunity to meet other business people in a way that is different from any networking opportunity you may have experienced. Instead of focusing on collecting and passing out cards, it’s about connecting with other business people in a relaxed setting, and forging professional relationships in a personal way. To have lunch next week, visit the Chamber’s website (www.TalChamber.com) and click on Events. If you are not a Chamber member, you can join today online.

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Amy Lindner

Office: 850-521-3109
Mobile:
Email: alindner@talchamber.com

United States

http://www.talchamber.com

Downtown Merchants and Business Assoc.

What do they do?
Our goal is to vitalize downtown by promoting businesses and adding to their number, marketing and developing the downtown area as a cultural center with our events and markets, and attracting visitors by improving parking & beautification.  The DMBA uses the collective political strength of the members to bring private investment and public involvement downtown.

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Office: 850-222-0687
Email: dmba@electro-net.com


e2e Connect

What do they do?
e2e Connect has been organized for the charitable and educational purposes of recognizing the spirit of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership, and to provide educational, networking and recognition opportunities for entrepreneurs, business owners and community collaborators who support their endeavors---YOU! Our objective is to provide a hands-on approach to helping each other become successful business owners. Our strength lies in our ability to facilitate and coordinate collaboration among the individuals who are working to grow their businesses, partner with someone else in his/her business, or find a job with a budding new business. We’re here to help. Whether it’s connecting people for collaborations, refining business ideas or simply supporting each other, e2e Connect is a dynamic resource for any entrepreneur.

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Deanna Mims
Office: 850.425.5240
Email: dmims@marketdone.com


http://e2econnect.org

Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

What do they do?

The Chamber’s divisions & affiliates complement the organization’s mission to enhance the business climate of Florida’s Capital city, while ensuring its economic prosperity and improving the quality of life enjoyed by its citizens. Those divisions & affiliates are as follows:

Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc.

 The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc. is a public/private partnership between the City, County and private investors who are committed to creating jobs and building a stronger business community. The EDC’s success is built on a balanced approach to economic development — nurturing existing industry, developing entrepreneurial and new business opportunities, and attracting like-minded companies to the area. Through product development, marketing, research, technical and business assistance, management of special incentives and zones, and establishment and oversight of industry sector initiatives that strengthen the competitive advantage of the region, the EDC is aggressively serving the needs of regional employers and creating opportunity for our graduates and our children to stay in Tallahassee.

Access Tallahassee

Since 2006, Access has been connecting and engaging emerging, young professionals, ages 21 to 40, in innovative and creative ways to help them build business relationships, develop personally and professionally and become part of the business community. Getting started is never easy, but Access provides the tools and camaraderie to make the transition just a little bit easier.

Our Region Tomorrow

Our Region Tomorrow is a regional visioning and long-range action planning effort to encourage and facilitate cooperation amongst the public and private sectors of north Florida and south Georgia. The goal is to ensure sustainable economic growth and protection of our natural resources in order to strengthen the quality of life enjoyed by residents and visitors. It will ensure regional competitiveness in a global economy while offering quality opportunities, services and amenities that are important to all who live here.

Leadership Tallahassee

Leadership Tallahassee is a year-long program that educates and encourages participants to actively seek positive and constructive changes in their community through leadership roles. Participants build a network of community trustees who enhance their problem solving skills and leadership abilities through shared perspectives and working together. Qualified applicants must have demonstrated leadership capabilities in the public or private sector or show a motivation to contribute to the Tallahassee community.

College Leadership Tallahassee

College Leadership Tallahassee helps create awareness and interest in community service among college students so that one day they might become an effective leader and life-long contributor to their community. The CLT program is three days of developing and practicing leadership skills to get a more complete picture of issues facing the community.

Youth Leadership Tallahassee

Youth Leadership Tallahassee is a year-long program that prepares high-school juniors to become ethical leaders committed to active community involvement. This program provides opportunities for a diverse group to interact with community leaders, decision-makers and each other.

Opportunity Tallahassee

Opportunity Tallahassee is an intensive, one-day overview of our community that introduces participants to the area’s physical, social, economic and educational structure. The program is perfect for corporate executives, small-business people, volunteers, or anyone else who may be new to the community and wants to know more about the area–all in one day.

World Class Schools of Leon County, Inc.

World Class Schools of Leon County, Inc. (WCS) is a 501(c)(3) program of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce created to involve business and civic leaders in the attainment of the highest levels of academic achievement in Leon County Schools (LCS).World Class Schools continues to enhance the educational experience of our students in Leon County. The organization forges ahead to focus and hone the partnership between our local businesses and the Leon County school system. The goal of World Class Schools is to propel students to high academic standards and equip them with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed as productive citizens. Two of its major programs are the Best & Brightest Awards, as well as its collaborative partnership of CHP Champions.

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Office: 850-224-8116


http://www.talchamber.com

Kiwanis Clubs of Tallahassee

What do they do?

Capital City: Monday @ noon at Golden Corral

Killearn: Thursday @ 7 am at Killearn Country Club

Lake Jackson: Thursday @ 7:30 pm at Fellowship Baptist

Northside: Wednesday @ 7 am at Faith Presbyterian

Tallahassee: Tuesday @ noon at Capital City Country Club

Southside: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at noon at Southwood Welcome Ctr.

Bradfordville: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at noon at Summerbrooke Golf Clubhouse

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