Friday, April 27, 2012

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Hires New Chief

Former Miami banking executive is now the new Chief at the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). He is charged with establishing and promoting the State of Florida as the top business climate in the south. Click on the link to read the full afrticle

Friday, April 13, 2012

Marlynn Consulting Group - Finalist for The Chamber Awards Start Up Business of the Year Award

Chamber Awards Finalists Announced
During its Thursday night reception, hosted by Capital City Bank, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce announced the following finalists for the 2012 Chamber Awards.

Awards Finalists:

Health & Wellness Business of the Year Award
North Florida Women's Care
Premier Health & Fitness Center
Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic

Manufacturing Business of the Year Award
Danfoss Turbocor Compressors, Inc.
Syn-Tech Systems, Inc.
TeligentEMS, LLC

Non Profit/Association of the Year Award Sponsored By: Thomas Howell Ferguson, PA
2-1-1- Big Bend, Inc.
Big Bend Hospice
Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend, Inc.

Service Industry Business of the Year Award
Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
Redwire, LLC
Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance, Inc.

Start Up Business of the Year Award
Kind Intelligence
Marlynn Consulting Group, LLC
Tallahassee Grapevine Marketing, LLC

Technology Business of the Year Award
Electronet Broadband Communications
Taproot Creative
Technology Service Group

Chamber Awards Luncheon
Support your clients, local business and Chamber members by attending The Chamber Awards, on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the University Center Club. Individual tickets are $45 or tables can be purchased for $500. REGISTER HERE

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Darden gets approval for its first QTI payment

Congratulations Darden!!

Thanks to the Economic Recovery Extension (ERE), Darden was able to extend its QTI job requirements until the economy picked up.  As a result of the extension, Darden's QTI project agreement was not terminated.  The State allowed them to extend the job creation portion of the agreement by two years.  Today, Darden's 2011 QTI claim hass been approved for a $210,187 QTI refund payment.  Had the State not granted the ERE, Darden may not have had the incentive to begin hiring again.  With Florida's unemployment still at a high rate, it is awesome news when an existing Florida business is given an opportunity to reduce some of its costs.  If you think of it, this payment should encourage Darden to begin hiring its next phase of employees.

Click on the link below to see the full article in the Orlando Sentinel.