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Chamber News

  • 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.

  • Chamber networking luncheon catered by Kast Net

    By PETRA SHUFF
    of the Chamber

    The Wakulla County Extension Office was once again our meeting ground for the Chamber’s monthly networking luncheon held Wednesday, May 23.
    This is the perfect place for us to rent if any of the local restaurants do not have sufficient space to accommodate our luncheons, and their regular lunch crowd, and want to participate in these monthly events showcasing their business.

  • Ribbon cuttings: Lisa's Timeless Treasures, Anytime Fitness

    Lisa's Timeless Treasures

  • Business Spotlight: MyOfficeProducts

    Tell us about your business (include unique facts and history): MyOfficeProducts is the largest national independent office products dealer and the fifth largest office products dealer in the U.S. Our workforce is comprised of 500 employees, 200 of whom are dedicated sales associates.
    While we pride ourselves in our continuous growth and reach, our main focus is providing individual customers with the very best services and products.

  • Best Western Plus is named Business of the Year

    By JO ANN PALMER
    Chamber Member

    Niraj Patel accepted the award for the 2012 Business of the Year for Best Western Plus Wakulla Inns & Suites.
    The award was presented at the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce’s eighth annual Business Excellence Awards banquet held at the senior center on May 17.

  • President's Message: Goals are membership, education and advocate for local business

    By AMY GEIGER
    Chamber President

    The Chamber has had a very busy beginning to 2012 as we continue to focus on our three top goals: membership, education and advocating for our business community.  
    We are always proud to support our local businesses as they strive to weather this economy.  
    On May 17 we had our annual Business Excellence Awards Banquet and recognized the following individuals and their businesses for being leaders in our community:  
    The award winners were: