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Chamber News

  • Ribbon cutting: Dickey's Barbecue

    Founded in 1941, Dickey’s Barbecue restaurants began in Dallas by the Dickey family and is now the world’s largest barbecue chain, located in 42 states with more than 230 locations nationwide. The Woodville Dickey’s is the fifth to open in Florida offering eight hickory smoked meats (with John’s own wood), cooked slow and served fast.

  • Business: Keith Key Heating & Air Inc. Owner: Keith Key

    Tell us about your business (include unique facts and history): We are a family owned business and have been serving Wakulla and the surrounding counties for more than 20 years.

    What services, products do you offer? We service, maintain and install all types of heating and air conditioning equipment.

    What sets your business apart from the competition? We pride ourselves on being honest with our customers and doing superb work. We also think you will find that our pricing is more reasonable than others.

  • Chamber Chatter

    New members:
     
    Tallahassee Leon Federal CU
    Stix Grill, Inc
    ReNu U Rejuvination Spa
    Serendipity Salon
    Tallahassee Lender’s Consortium

    • Upcoming after hours networking: Keep Wakulla County Beautiful, Sept. 20, details to be announced.

    • September Luncheon: Riverside Café on Sept. 26 from noon to 1:15 p.m. RSVP to Chamber office, 926-1848.

  • Dickey’s Barbecue hosts luncheon

    By PETRA SHUFF
    of the Chamber

    The distance did not keep the crowd away from our August luncheon at Dickey’s Barbecue No. 535 in Woodville.

    Mary was happy to announce a record crowd of 60 before introducing our hosts, Debra and John Lewis, who have been in the restaurant business for three generations.

    Dickey’s started in Dallas 70 years ago, and is the fastest growing barbecue chain in the U.S.

  • Focus Wakulla offers networking for young professionals

    By AMY GEIGER

    Dear Chamber Members:

    Summer break has ended, vacations are over, the students are back in school and Focus Wakulla is back in action.

    After a very successful inaugural event at Posey’s Dockside Cafe in Panacea, we are pleased to announce our second event, Speed Networking, to be held Sept. 25 from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Best Western PLUS. Speed Networking will give young professionals in the area a chance to meet at least 20 other young professionals in less than 45 minutes.

  • Chamber Chatter

    New members:
    • Strategic Benefits Group LLC - 1582 Village Square Blvd. in Tallahassee: (850) 294- 4597.

    • American Red Cross,  Capital Area Chapter - 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee: (850) 402-5612.

    • William “Billy” Bull, Financial Professional Associate Prudential - 38 Greenleaf Lane, Crawfordville:  (850) 273-7830 or (850) 694-2070.

    Next networking luncheon: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 8159 Woodville Hwy., Wednesday, Aug. 22 from noon to 1:15 p.m.

  • Barksdale Pools holds ribbon cutting

    The Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Barksdale Custom Pools Inc. on July 26. Though 2012 is the inaugural year for the swimming pool construction company, owners Glynn and Amanda Barksdale have over 16 years experience building and renovating in-ground liner swimming pools.
    A native of Wakulla County, Barksdale and his wife have built their life in the county for the last 12 years, and have chosen to raise their three children here.

  • Business Spotlight: Wakulla Coalition for Youth

    The Coalition is represented and steered by a Board of Directors, it is a partnership composed of 33 agencies and providers who serve the needs of youth and families in Wakulla. The Coalition also serves as the umbrella organization for a Hunger Relief Team (strong faith partners), Operation Santa (strong business and individual partners), the Healing Arts of Wakulla County (HAWC with growing numbers of artists and health care providers), and most recently flood relief work (serving as a repository for donated funds to help victims now and into the days ahead).

  • Focus Wakulla aimed at young professionals

    By AMY GEIGER
    Chamber President

    Dear Chamber Members,
    Last month we held the inaugural event for a new group called Focus Wakulla aimed at young professionals in Wakulla County.  
    Our membership committee chair, Tara Kieser, along with Courtney Peacock and Jessica Revell, lead a group of dedicated individuals to bring this event to fruition.  
    More than 100 professionals came out to join in on the excitement and learn more about the goals that will be the cornerstone of this group.

  • Best Western Plus celebrates fifth anniversary with a Chamber mixer

    Special to The News

    More than 100 Chamber members and guests joined the Patel family at the five year anniversary celebration for the Best Western Plus Wakulla Inn & Suites, catered by Posey’s.