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chamber logo full color 150The Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce will host their 2012 Officers and Directors Installation Banquet on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 6:30pm at the Wakulla Senior Citizen Center, located at 33 Michael Drive in Crawfordville.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man." ~ Benjamin Franklin

The older I get – "better," as some would say – the years seem to pass faster and faster, and it is always so hard for me to believe that another year is behind us.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together."  ~ Garrison Keillor

The holiday season is such a great time of year and it is one time when you can go overboard to make your staff feel good about their job and your company.

erica-bunch-125Wakulla High School Volleyball Head Coach Erica Bunch is the new Owner/Director of Prostyle Tallahassee.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"One ought to hold on to one''s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

One of the most difficult conversations a manager will ever have with an employee is when they have to address personal habits like hygiene.

job-opening-image-magnifying-glass-249x187Tallahassee, FL—Employers looking to connect with experienced job applicants are invited to take part in the “JOBS=PAYCHECKS NOW” Job Fair & Expo, the 9th annual event hosted by WORKFORCE plus.
hands-touchingYour BBB Foundation Serving Northwest Florida released its Charity Giving Guide to help donors make educated giving decisions this holiday season.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

One of the most important things for a decision maker is to know the limits of his or her authority.

job-openings-249x187Tallahassee, FL –Job seekers throughout Florida with a technology background and interested in competitive employment are encouraged to contact WORKFORCE plus who recently announced a number of technology driven positions available in Tallahassee!

bbb-150Pensacola, Fla. (Nov. 23, 2011) – Your Better Business Bureau® Serving Northwest Florida is warning businesses and consumers in northwest Florida of a spoofing scam using BBB’s trusted name.

unemployment_office-150The U.S. Department of Labor released unemployment numbers for October 2011 today.

black-friday-cyber-monday-150The lines between Black Friday and Cyber Monday seem to be getting blurred.

small-business-saturday-249x187First there was Black Friday.  Then came Cyber Monday.  Now, there’s Small Business Saturday, which encourages shoppers to support their favorite local businesses.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"Customer needs have an unsettling way of not staying satisfied for very long." ~ Karl Albrecht

There is no question that sales are the heart and soul of a business.

networking-luncheon-image-cleaned-up-gif-versionPlease join us for the November Chamber networking luncheon at Mike’s Seafood Grille in Crawfordville.  Due to the Thanksgiving holiday we will be changing the luncheon to the last Wednesday of the month.

Hire-a-Hero-Icon-Lg-225TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Online advertised vacancies were up in October to 5,064 jobs in our area, according to The Conference Board, the recognized research association measuring employment trends monthly through online “Help Wanted” ads.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners." ~ Fred A. Allen

Eventually we will emerge from this sluggish economy, I promise.  We will see growth again, and when the economy does begin to turn around, retaining your workforce will become absolutely vital to your business.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"Worry about being better; bigger will take care of itself.  Think one customer at a time and take care of each one the best way you can." ~ Gary Comer

I really enjoy running, especially with my black lab Sophie.

chamber logo 125The Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce will host an Open Membership Meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 8am at the Chamber Office, located at 23 High Drive in Crawfordville.

Dr-osteryoung-headshot-new"Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours."  ~ Swedish Proverb

Growing a business, even in today’s economy, requires change and an ability to adapt, particularly where behaviors are concerned.

unemployment_office-150TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The U.S. Department of Labor released unemployment numbers for September 2011 today.

holiday-gift-wrapperThe outsourcing firm, Challenger, Gray and Christmas predicts tepid retail job gains this holiday season, anticipating approximately the same or even fewer than the 627,600 jobs offered in 2010.

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