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Chamber News

  • 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.

  • President's Message: Looking forward to the year's challenges

    I am very excited to be your 2012 Chamber President and look forward to a challenging and yet rewarding year.
    My goals as your Chamber president are to follow in the footsteps of our past leaders and continue with our mission – to promote, improve and enhance the business community we serve.  
    During this year I will focus on the following:

    MEMBERSHIP

  • Chamber Chatter

    New members:

    • International Gold Gymnastics, 54 Feli Way, Crawfordville, (850) 926-4431.
     
    • Mike’s Seafood Grille, 2302 Crawfordville Highway, (850) 926-2242.
     
    • TCB Marketing, 2818 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, (850) 574-6758
     
    • Miriam’s Playhouse and Enrichment Center, 1773 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville, (850) 926-2273.
     
    • Florida Environmental and Land Services Inc.,  221-4 Delta Court, Tallahassee, (850) 385-6255.

  • Business spotlight: Arte Mexico LLC

    Tell us about your business: We started in 1998. Diane is a Wakulla County art teacher who grew up in Southern California and traveled to Mexico from time to time, learning about regional Mexican art and its origins.
    Spanish teacher Kathy began taking WHS students to Mexico in 1995 and fell in love with the culture, arts and crafts. With Mexican friends to help teach us, we began scouring regional marketplaces to find interesting crafts. Gradually, we developed solid vendor relationships with artisan families from Oaxaca in the South to Tlaquepaque/Tonala in the North.

  • Chamber President's Message: Update on Chamber activities

    Hope we all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and were able to extend that joy to other families that are struggling right now.

  • Chamber President's Message: The business perpective

    In the interest of serving the business community in the best way we know how, we have been focusing heavily on our local government, as it has the most influence on the environment within which our businesses must thrive.
    With that in mind, and as we move into August, there are a number of issues being considered by our commissioners that should be keeping us on our toes.
    As you may know our planning director has resigned and our commissioners decided at the June 18 meeting to advertise for a new planning commissioner.  

  • Chamber mixer is held at Capt. SeaNiles Pool & Pub

    About 40 members met up at Capt. SeaNile’s Pool & Pub for a Pinnacle Vodka tasting and hors d’oeuvres. Some did not know that we have a pool hall in Crawfordville, and were surprised at the size of Capt. SeaNile’s.  There is no need to drive to Tallahassee for a round of billiard or darts.  We had a lot of fun wielding our cues after being challenged to a round of pool.

  • Chamber President's Message

    By JOHN SHUFF

    Chamber President

    Well, another month has just flown by but I am happy to report it has been another productive one for our Chamber and for the local business community.
    For starters a little recognition is in order for Paul Johnson, one of our past Chamber presidents and the author of our ShopLocal Wakulla campaign. Paul found out early on that Wakulla County had been left out of Senate bill 248 -- a bill that was written to help “disproportionately disadvantaged” Panhandle counties affected by the BP spill.

  • Wakulla Medical Center hosts Chamber Mixer

    Wakulla Medical Center and Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition hosted the March Chamber Mixer at the Wakulla Medical Center in Panacea on March 17.

    Approximately 90 people were greeted by Chitra Mony, MD, Eric Sorensen, DN-ARNP, and Jane L Gordon, ARNP, and the staff of Wakulla Medical Center, along with Capital Area Healthy Start's Ann Davis, Executive Director, Kristina Abernathy, Community Liaison, and Kristy Lee Goldwire, Quality Assurance Director.