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Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new“Enterprise gamification, making everyday business tasks such as data entry and management training more engaging, continues to see burgeoning interest.” ~Wall Street Journal

ribbon-cutting-image-3-75Wakulla County Chamber Members:

Mark your calendar and please join the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Lisa’s Timeless Treasures in downtown Sopchoppy, Florida.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new“I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way.” ~ Diana, Princess of Wales

food-stamp-training-image-249x187TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently released March’s unemployment figures for Wakulla.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"Succession planning is a process whereby an organization ensures that employees are recruited and developed to fill each key role within the company." ~ Susan Heath

networking-luncheon-image-cleaned-up-gif-versionPlease join us for the Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon at Spring Creek Restaurant, located at 33 Ben Willis Rd. in Spring Creek.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"Emotional intelligence, more than any other factor, more than I.Q. or expertise, accounts for 85% to 90% of success at work... I.Q. is a threshold competence.  You need it, but it doesn't make you a star.  Emotional intelligence can." ~ Warren Bennis

open-your-own-business-sign-249x187The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension office, in cooperation with the FAMU Small Business Development Center , announces upcoming training events in Wakulla County.

chamber-mixerWakulla Chamber Members:

Please join the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce for another networking opportunity on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Wakulla Diving Center, located at 2784 Coastal Hwy. in Medart, Florida.

ribbon-cutting-image-3-75Wakulla Chamber Members:

Mark your calendar and join the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Michael Weltman and First Bank - Senior Products Division on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:45am.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"There is a spiritual aspect to our lives - when we give, we receive - when a business does something good for somebody, that somebody feels good about them!" ~ Ben Cohen, Ben & Jerry's

topRightFreeJobTraining-249x187WORKFORCE plus works closely with Wakulla employers to determine their needs and to help them find strategies to fill those needs.

networking-luncheon-image-cleaned-up-gif-versionPlease join us for the March 28, 2012 Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon at the Wakulla County Extension Office, located at 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville.

brown-bag-lunch-series-gif-version-175What do you need to take your business to the next level?  The Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce and workplace expert WORKFORCE plus offer the answer and more through the annual Brown Bag Lunch Series.

job-opening-image-magnifying-glass-249x187WORKFORCE plus is excited to join together with another local employer, Dunkin Donuts, to facilitate the recruitment for their new location at 1594 Capital Circle NW.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time." ~ Jean Paul Richter

On February 25, I turned 70, which is a milestone I never thought I would reach.  All of a sudden, one day I just woke up, and I was having my 70th birthday party.

Online-Job-Search-175TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Knowing what kind of positions are available and combining that knowledge with advanced computer skills through WORKFORCE plus’s Training Academy equips job seekers with a winning career strategy.

business-excellence-awards-2012-249x187-gif-versionDear Chamber Members:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Wakulla County Chamber Business Excellence Awards.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"It's a very, very tough market.  So unless you do a really good job, you buy the right products from the manufacturers, you service the customer, they keep coming back, they bring their friends in, it's all about numbers, numbers, numbers." ~ John Ilhan

What is a customer worth to your business?

americasaves-week-249x187-cleaned-upPensacola, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2012) – There is $15 billion lost in couches and homes across America according to the U.S. Treasury.  Imagine if all that loose change made it to bank accounts.

logo croppedTALLAHASSEE, Fla.— In the Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla county area, one of the occupations with the most vacancies is for workers who hold Commercial Drivers Licenses:  Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it.  It is what the client or customer gets out of it."  ~ Peter Drucker

If you have been reading my columns for a while (you should, by the way, if you have not), you know that I compete in dog obedience trials with my wonderful black lab, Sophie.

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