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Chamber News

  • Chamber Chatter

    New members:
    • Keep Wakulla County Beautiful – Specializing in environmental education, community beautification projects and litter control.
    • Capital City Maintenance – Specializing in lawn maintenance, landscaping and steam  pressure washing.
    • Lisa’s Timeless Treasures - A sweet shop in downtown Sopchoppy featuring antiques, vintage items and collectibles. Come and enjoy the past today!

    Upcoming luncheon:

  • Nominations open for Business Awards

    Special to The News

    Chamber members were emailed a packet last week for the annual Business Excellence Awards, kicking off the 2012 Business Excellence Awards nomination process.  
    We will again be presenting awards for the Business of the Year, Environmental Stewardship, Start-Up Business, Non-Profit Business and new this year, the Chamber Member of the Year.  
    All nominations for these categories must be submitted by a Chamber member, which includes employees of chamber members.

  • Business spotlight: Stow Away Center

    Tell us about your business: The Stow Away Center is located at the corner of Coastal Highway 98 and Spring Creek Highway.

  • Networking lunch at Wakulla Springs

    Special to The News

    Our monthly networking luncheon, well attended by 42 members, was held at Wakulla Springs Lodge on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
    The lodge graciously waved the entrance fee to the park. Again this time, we saw a lot of members, or new associates that we have not yet had the opportunity to meet – thank you for joining us.
    For the several brand new members in attendance, it was an opportunity to introduce themselves, and give the audience a quick glimpse of what they do and what their business is about.  

  • Chamber Member Update: R. Jai Gillum joins Big Brothers, Big Sisters as development director

    Chamber News

    We are delighted to welcome R. Jai Gillum to the Big Brothers Big Sisters family.
    Her positive energy is infectious. Originally from Montgomery, Ala., R. Jai has lived in Tallahassee for more than 13 years. She received her undergraduate degree and Master of Public Health from Florida A&M University.

  • Mike's Seafood has ribbon cutting

    You may have known us as That Place on 98 down on the coast for the last 14 years. We couldn’t be more pleased with our move up to Wakulla County. We have been received with open arms and have made a lot of new friends.

  • Networking luncheon is held at El Jalisco

    A crowd of 42 attended the networking luncheon held at El Jalisco Restaurant on Jan. 25, and staff handled the orders – anything off the luncheon menu – with ease and smiles on their faces. We continue to see different folks at these luncheons each time, which makes for great networking.

  • Business spotlight: Cook Insurance Agency

    Business: Cook Insurance Agency

    Owner: Centennial Bank

  • Chamber News: New members

    December new members:
    • Rock Landing Marina – full service marina, wet slips, boat barn, boat shed, yard, ramp
    • Capital Regional YMCA – Camp Indian Springs – Community Programs, Aquatics, Camps, Health & Fitness, Banquet facility rental
     
    January new members:
    • Critter Control – Brandon Lynch, specializing in Humane Wildlife Removal, Termite and Pest Control, Exclusion & Repairs

  • Chamber's new board installed

    By TAMMIE BARFIELD
    tbarfield@thewakullanews.net

    It’s official. The Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce has a new slate of officers and directors for 2012. On Thursday night, Jan. 19, Wakulla Clerk of Courts Brent Thurmond led the swearing-in ceremony for the new board.
    Opening remarks were delivered by R. H. Carter who did not disappoint by interjecting a little history and wit.
    New Chamber President Amy Geiger introduced the evening’s guest speaker, Kelly Robertson, who is with BowStern Marketing in their Tallahassee office.