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Chamber News

  • Your Chamber is here for you

    By MARY WALLACE
    Chamber President

    Spring is just around the corner. A time for renewing, refreshing and rejuvenating! A time to take a fresh look at opportunities to grow your business!
    One of the many benefits of being a Chamber member is tapping into the educational resources available to your business and your employees.

  • Hamaknockers caters Chamber luncheon at Wakulla Environmental

    By PETRA SHUFF
    of the Chamber

    It’s hard to beat the world of seafood around here, but the barbeque feast at our February networking luncheon hosted by Wakulla Environmental Institute, and catered by Aaron and Christina Baker of Hamaknockers is definitely not to be missed.
    The plates were buckling under the load of juicy chicken, fall off the bone ribs, and tender pulled pork accompanied by all the fixings that go with a traditional barbecue.

  • Ed2Go classes available

    Ed2Go online training is made possible by the generous contributions from local businesses and individuals to the Burt Poole Scholarship fund Classes are free to Chamber members. Please inquire with chamber staff on how to register and enroll. Next class start dates are March 15 and April 12.
    • Explore a Career in Medical Coding
    Learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-10-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure.
    • Computer Skills for the Workplace

  • Networking luncheon hosted by Wakulla Environmental, catered by Kast Net

    By PETRA SHUFF
     
    We kicked off 2017 at Wakulla Environmental Institute with our first networking luncheon, catered by the Kast Net restaurant, and are grateful to Bob Ballard for hosting our crowd of 88.
    KastNet always does such a wonderful job catering, and Ms. Thu’s egg rolls alone are worth attending. Chamber president Mary Wallace introduced newly elected officials Sheriff Miller and Property Appraiser Brad Harvey, along with attending chamber board members, thanking them for their service to the chamber and community.

  • Importance of planning discussed

    By SCOTT NELSON

    On Jan. 18, Talquin Electric Cooperative sponsored a Chamber Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Workshop.
    The workshop was held at Posey’s Steam Room and Oyster Bar. Emergency Management Representatives from Tallahassee  Community College provided valuable information needed to take the first steps in developing and implementing a COOP.
    One in four businesses fails to reopen after a significant disaster event, but the development of an effective COOP will allow you to avoid  being one of them.

  • Mary Wallace is chamber president

    By MARY WALLACE
                                                           

  • No-cost help for small businesses

    Special to The News

    Whether it’s due to inclement weather or maybe even a power outage, unplanned emergencies can negatively impact your business.
     However, very few businesses, especially small businesses, have a Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) in place.
    Hence the reason why the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce and Talquin Electric Cooperative have joined forces to offer both Chamber members and non-Chamber members an opportunity to participate in a lunch and learn workshop scheduled for Jan. 18 from noon to 2 p.m.

  • Tractor Supply opens

    The chamber held a ribbon cutting at the Grand Opening of Tractor Supply Company early Saturday morning, Nov. 12. Customers were at the doors early and ready to check out the newly opened store.
    Tractor Supply Company is the largest operator of rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. The company operates more than 1,500 retail stores in 49 states, employs more than 23,000 team members and is headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn. Its stock is traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol TSCO.

  • Business Excellence Awards held

    By PETRA SHUFF
    Of the Chamber

    On Thursday, Nov. 18, the Lodge at Wakulla Springs was busting at the seams with people anxious to see who had won the best of the best for the Annual Wakulla County Chamber Business Excellence Awards.
    This year we received a record 210 total nominations.
    Again, this year Ameris Bank generously continued their title sponsorship of our Business Excellence Awards. We could not accomplish events such as this without their sponsorship.

  • Help others this holiday season

    By DUSTIN GRUBBS
    Chamber President

    The holiday season is upon us and just as quickly as it got here it will be over. During this time I like to take a few minutes and reflect upon things I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for many things: family, friends, health, our troops, and many other things.