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About our chamber

Founded in 1994, the Capital City Chamber has evolved into an active participant in the area’s economic development process.

Throughout the Capital City Chamber's (CCC) history, we have developed and maintained strong relationship with public and private agencies, CCC has the ability to identify profitable procurement opportunities. Board members bring a number of varied and diversified years of work experience from several major markets and participate in opportunities not only regionally but nationally.

The Capital City Chamber is the “go-to” organization for business development and community outreach partnership/advocacy opportunities in the community.  The Capital City Chamber is dedicated to supporting underserved small businesses in the areas of education, certification and accessing contracting opportunities and capital.

Partnering with the Capital City Chamber is synonymous with having access to potential new customers, quality small business resources and demonstrates a care for doing business with the community.

The organization is a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) not-for-profit private, member driven organization that serves the North Florida area.

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Discover the value of having the Capital City Chamber become a key driving force for the growth of your business.

Business Empowerment

The Capital City Chamber Business Empowerment Department promotes the empowerment and continuing education of entrepreneurs and small business leaders. Some of the programs we offer include our Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) targeted to minority business owners seeking knowledge in beginning or strengthening the foundation of their business; and our Business Tax Clinic which provides education, access to tax experts and tax preparation services to further improve the financial and tax efforts of minority-, and veteran-owned small businesses..

Business Assistance

The CCC Technical Assistance Program (TAP) provides hands-on help for developing and writing strong business plans, proposals, grants, fellowships and more. The workshops that we sponsor provide information on topics such as financial planning, sales & marketing development strategies, and insurance requirements, and other topics as well. We are committed to helping grow and support your business.

Business To Business (B2B) Referrals

Inquiries directed to the CCC for products and services are referred only to members within the organization. This provides your company the opportunity to increase its exposure, gain information, and successfully develop within and outside the CCC.

Business Development Faith Council

Promoting the common economic interests of all faith businesses/organizations in our community as one inclusive voice. CCC recognizes that the faith-based economy is a major economic driver in all communities. Our goal is to add value for faith-based business organizations, by providing training opportunities, matching resources with community needs, and connecting strategic relationships.

Business Finance Connect

The CCC is connecting our commercial lenders with TLH's local small businesses community for funding opportunities. The workshop series will bridge the local financial resources to the needs of our small businesses.  The second objective is to educate startups, investors, and all entrepreneurs on the best lending practices.

Advantage Conference Tallahassee

The Capital City Chamber Conference is focused on harnessing the talents, tools and opportunities of an inclusive business community for everyone’s advantage. Featuring keynotes, along with other informative speakers and workshops, join our 2 day event to ignite TLH as a place where EVERY BUSINESS (micro, small, minority, women-owned, and institutions) connects, evolves, and gains The Advantage!#AdvantageTallahassee

Advantage 2024: Conference & anniversary Celebration

Join us for a transformative two-day Advantage Conference 2024, combined with our 30th Anniversary Celebration. The Capital City Chamber of Commerce, marking 30 years as Tallahassee's pioneering minority Chamber, invites you to an exclusive Anniversary Dinner. Join us as we honor our founders, members, and supporters, celebrating our commitment to wealth, equity, and inclusion. Discover how we continue to empower business growth, community outreach, partnerships, and advocacy.

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Bank on Banking Resource Guide

Bank On Tally is a collaboration between the Capital City Chamber of Commerce, Leon County Government, and the City of Tallahassee (COT) to ensure that all residents and businesses have the opportunity to be financially healthy. Together, we are working to connect people to safe, affordable, and certified banking accounts.

Download our free Local Banking Resource Guide, linked below, for a list of our banking partners and the services they offer.

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Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP)

Capital City Chamber of Commerce's FREE Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) encourages, educates, and coaches current and aspiring Chamber members to take action in managing their businesses. The EDP recurring workshops will positively assist in influencing the business growth and professional development of business leaders in Tallahassee.

Our 2024 EDP Workshops Include:
- Business Formation: Steps for Starting Your Business
- Formulating a Master Plan: Key Considerations for Your Business Plan
- Optimizing Business Processes: Promoting Efficiency and Cost Savings
- Quick & Dirty: The Marketing Cheat Sheet Every Small Biz Should Have
- Major Considerations for Managing Employees
- Building Strong Financial Projections
- Business Consulting Sessions: Scheduled Individually


Click the button below to learn more about our EDP Workshops and how to register.

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Smartsteps financial Workshops

The Capital City Chamber of Commerce's SmartSteps for Business Empowerment Program is designed, planned, executed, and managed by the Capital City Chamber of Commerce in partnership with FAMU Federal Credit Union. This year-long program targets aspiring and current entrepreneurs seeking education and support for managing their businesses. The primary goal of this program is for businesses to become or remain "bankable."

Click the button below to learn more about our SmartSteps Workshops and how to register.

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CCC 2023 Year In REVIEW

As we bid farewell to the year 2023, we find ourselves compelled to reflect on the remarkable journey we have shared as members of the Capital City Chamber of Commerce. This past year was not just busy; it was a testament to the commitment, collaboration, and success that define our vibrant community.

Click the button below to view our 2023 Year in Review.


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MIcro-internship opportunities

For the 4th consecutive year, US news and World Report ranks FAMU the country’s #1 Public HBCU. We would like to offer you a chance to engage our exceptional Alumni and students.

- Micro-intern, at no cost to you
- $300 per project, 15-hours long
- Virtual opportunities


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FAMU Micro-Internship Opportunities

BANK on Tallahassee

Bank On Tally is a collaboration between the Capital City Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tallahassee (COT) Human Services Division, and Leon County Human Services, to ensure that all residents and businesses have the opportunity to be financially healthy. Together, we are working to connect people to safe, affordable, and certified banking accounts.

Our members also offer services and educational resources that help empower people and families to improve their financial capability, health and independence.

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Bank On Tally is a collaboration between the Capital City Chamber of Commerce and the City of Tallahassee (COT) Human Services Division, and Leon County Human Services, to ensure that all residents and businesses have the opportunity to be financially healthy. Together, we are working to connect people to safe, affordable, and certified banking accounts. Our members also offer services and educational resources that help empower people and families to improve their financial capability, health and independence.

OPEN TO ALL® BUSINESSES

Open to All® and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce of Tallahassee, Florida invite business owners to sign the Open to All business pledge and commit to ensuring your customers, employees and community are welcome and respected. As a Tallahassee business, you will receive a custom cling when you sign the pledge and make a tax-deductible donation that will cover shipping and handling costs. Open to All’s nonprofit coalition, including the Capital City Chamber of Commerce, partners with our growing movement of hundreds of thousands of businesses large and small. Together, we are working to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and are pledging to fight discrimination. Open to All businesses have access to a wide range of helpful resources, including training videos, our Business Resource Toolkit, and informational materials for employees, and social media content to show your customers you are Open to All. Is your business committed to being Open to All? Sign the pledge and join today!

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Membership Dues

• Individual/Professionals: $150

• Community Based Organizations, Churches and Nonprofits: $200

• Small Businesses (revenue sales below $1 million): $250

• Mid-size Businesses (revenue sales above $1 million): $450

• Major for Profit/Nonprofit Organizations, Government Agencies, Professional Associations: $550

• Ribbon Cutting Only: $100

These dues can be paid by selecting the button below. If you have any additional questions, please contact us. Thank you for your support!

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