Employment Opportunity at Wakulla Senior Citizens Center

Wakulla Senior Citizens Center is accepting applications for the following position: Part-time Certified Nursing Assistant. Background check and drug testing are required. Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and CNA Certificate. Please contact Ms. Vicki McKenzie at (850) 888-1021

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OnSeptember 25, 2018, posted in: News by

Leon Works Expo with Wakulla and Gadsden Counties

The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality, Leon County Government invites the businesses within Wakulla County to be a part of our 2018 Leon Works Expo on November 2 at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Leon Works helps students and job seekers identify and pursue a meaningful career path and learn from individuals with local success stories while providing them the chance to engage with employees one-on-one and in person. There will be an estimated 500 high school students from Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla counties, along with other job seekers attending who will want to talk with representatives from local companies and organizations. All attendees at the Expo will be seeking more information on certifications, apprenticeships, internships, and educational opportunities.

The Leon Works Expo is a great way to retain local talent and show attendees the abundant of opportunities available in our region, which is why we would love for your company/organization to be an exhibitor!

Exhibit registration can be found at http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/leonworksexpo/Exhibit. The registration deadline is October 19, so please register as soon as possible. For more information about the Expo, please visit http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/leonworksexpo

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OnSeptember 18, 2018, posted in: News by

Wakulla Medical Center Hiring LPN or MA

Wakulla Medical Center is currently hiring a LPN or MA for full time position. To see requirements, duties and to apply please visit here

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OnSeptember 12, 2018, posted in: News by

What Smoking Costs Employers

WHAT SMOKING COSTS EMPLOYERS

Smoking cigarettes comes with many steep costs. It costs many smokers their health, their money and their time with friends and family. In addition, the consequences do not stop there; employers are paying the price as well. In Florida, the annual direct costs to the economy attributable to smoking were in excess of $19.6 billion, including workplace productivity losses of $4.4 billion, premature death losses of $7.9 billion and direct medical expenditures of $7.2 billion.
The increased health care costs of having employees who smoke impacts the bottom line. Employer costs for insuring someone who smokes are $2,000 more every year than insuring a non-smoker. There is also lost productivity from smoke breaks, sick days and “presenteeism”, which is where your employee is at work but they are not as productive as they should be due to the distraction of withdrawal or physical illness related to smoking. In sum, between losses in productivity and extra health care costs, an employee who smokes will cost a business upwards of $6,000 per year.
Employers are increasingly recognizing that helping their employees quit smoking can provide a noticeable boost to their bottom line. Many workplaces are introducing smoking cessation programs that can benefit everyone involved. Four key elements comprise the gold standard for promoting a smoke-free workplace: 1. Implement a smoke-free workplace policy, 2. Support smoking cessation through health benefits, 3. Cessation initiatives, 4. Work with health care providers.

Please contact your local AHEC to set up a meeting to discuss offering tobacco cessation in your workplace. We provide onsite counseling and nicotine replacement therapy free of charge. We can also help you develop a tobacco free policy. Contact Person: Emily Kohler Phone: 850-224-9340 Email: ekohler@bigbendahec.org
Source: http://tobaccofreeflorida.com/employercessation/

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OnSeptember 4, 2018, posted in: News by

THE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IS SEEKING TWO VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON THE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

THE WAKULLA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IS SEEKING TWO VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON THE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is seeking two (2) volunteers to serve a four (4) year term on the Tourist Development Council (TDC).  The TDC was established for the purpose of promoting and facilitating travel to and within Wakulla County for the benefit of its economy, residents and travel/tourism industry.

State law requires that the TDC membership shall consist of nine (9) members serving four (4) year terms and are appointed by the BOCC.  State law requires that TDC membership be comprised of the BOCC Chair or designated Commissioner; two (2) elected municipal officers; and six (6) members who represent tourism related industries, of these six (6) members, not less than three (3) and not more than four (4) members shall own or operate tourist accommodations, subject to the tourist development tax.

Members must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be an elector of Wakulla County
  2. Represent a tourism industry and shall own or operate a tourist related business.

Interested persons should submit a properly completed application via e-mail to therndon@mywakulla.com or by mail to Wakulla County BOCC, Attn: Thomas Herndon, PO Box 1263, Crawfordville, FL. 32326 no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2018.    The TDC membership application is available on the http://visitwakulla.com/TDC-Business/Document website or by contacting Thomas Herndon via e-mail therndon@mywakulla.com or telephone:  850-926-0919 ext.713. 

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OnAugust 28, 2018, posted in: News by

Vote for your Favorite Wakulla Area Business – Open to the Public

2018 Wakulla Area Business of the Year

As part of the Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Excellence Awards this award is sponsored by THE WAKULLA NEWS. Nominations for this award are open to all citizens and nominees are not required to be members of the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce. Each nomination must be original and include a brief description of the reason the business is deserving. **IMPORTANT – duplicate nominations from the same email or individual will be disqualified. 

 

Here is your chance to participate and nominate your favorite Wakulla business! 

Nominate Wakulla Area business here

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OnAugust 14, 2018, posted in: Awards, News by

Ameris Bank Presents Wakulla Chamber Annual Business Excellence Awards

It’s time again to nominate and be nominated for the
 2018 Business Excellence Awards 

Thanks once again to Ameris Bank for their continued support of this important annual business appreciation and recognition event!

 

These awards recognize Chamber members for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. Judging criteria include the quality of customer/client service and goods provided, and efforts to benefit our community culturally, economically and through education.  

Nominations are limited to members in good standing as of June 1, 2018. You may nominate yourself and submit multiple nominations. We strongly encourage you to forward this email and spread the word throughout your organization, agency, company and workforce and encourage your staff and employees to get involved.  It’s a privilege of membership to participate.
Nominations are submitted electronically.
*A listing of all eligible businesses for each category will display in the drop – down menu for each category in the links below. NOTICE THERE ARE SEPARATE LINKS FOR VOLUNTEER AND WAKULLA AREA BUSINESS NOMINATIONS.  You may return as often as you want to nominate.
 
Please take this opportunity to submit your nominations and recognize a business member today!  Call Petra Shuff 850.926.1848 with questions or for more information. Banquet date and location is being planned.

THE NOMINATION LINKS WILL CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 7

 
*The Awards and Recognition Committee has compiled the list of eligible names with the best information available.
 

Nominate business categories here

Nominate volunteers here

Nominate Wakulla Area business here

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OnAugust 14, 2018, posted in: Awards, News by

Guardian ad Litem Seeking Local Volunteers

Become a Guardian ad Litem – Volunteers Needed 

Want to create a better future for your community? Change the story of a child in Wakulla County – become their voice! Become a Guardian ad Litem.

The Guardian ad Litem program supports children who have experienced abuse and neglect. The program’s volunteers and staff advocate for these children in the court and community ensuring their needs are met. Local volunteers are able to make a true impact on the lives of these children.

The organization is seeking volunteers from Crawfordville area to serve our children in Wakulla county. There has recently been a rather large increase in the number of cases added on in Wakulla county, so they would love to have as many volunteers in this training as possible! GAL_A Child’s Voice Brochure 9-2017

Wakulla and Franklin County Volunteer two-day Training at the Wakulla County Community Center:

Saturday, September 8 from 10 am – 5 pm and

Saturday, September 22 from 10 am -5 pm

To register please contact 850.606.1213/ https://gal2.org/

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OnAugust 14, 2018, posted in: News by

Regional Economic Development Survey

Opportunity Florida, Northwest Florida’s ten county regional economic development alliance, has launched an online community survey to capture resident feedback regarding the region’s future economic development efforts. The survey, being conducted by its consultant VisionFirst Advisors, is part of the development of an overall strategic economic development plan.

For the region’s efforts to be successful, it is important to hear from members of the community. The survey gives you, as a resident, the opportunity to provide feedback on how you feel about the role of economic development, what type of growth and industry you think is best suited for the region and how you feel about the quality of life that you currently enjoy.

The short survey below should only take five minutes and it will close on August 24th. Please share the survey with friends and family in the region. Thank you in advance for your participation!

Take the survey here

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OnAugust 8, 2018, posted in: News by

TCC Spark August Workshops

Your entrepreneurial community is ready for you…sign up today!

August 14, 2018

Startup / Small Business Mentoring

Are you interested in learning about entrepreneurship or starting your own business? Are you searching for an idea? Do you have an idea you want to check out? Do you have a micro or small business that you need a little help with? Then TCC Spark’s Startup / Small Business Mentoring events are for you. This is a monthly outreach program design to help answer your business questions. Sign up today! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-small-business-mentoring-tickets-48028078275.

 

August 15, 2018

Spark Workshop – Target Marketing

The new monthly Spark Workshop series are designed as practical short courses to educate or refresh your knowledge about critical small business topics.   The Target Marketing workshop will cover:  1) Who will buy your product or service? 2) At what price? 3) Via what promotional mix? 4) What’s my promotional budget?  5) At what place will they buy it?  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spark-workshop-target-marketing-tickets-48029412265.

 

August 21, 2018

Entrepreneurs’ Forum – Michele Madison and Farming the Future

TCC Spark’s newly redesigned Entrepreneur’s Forum is to give the entrepreneurial community:

  1. An overview of the entrepreneurial resources available in the Tallahassee area.
  2. To provide an opportunity to network with your peers.
  3. To showcase a local entrepreneur who is hard at work making their startup business successful.  The entrepreneur/s have this event and time to: vet their ideas, propose a new product or service, create or adjust their business models, tell their stories, practice their pitches, etc.

 

TIME                TOPIC

6:00                 Networking

6:30                 Presentation on Tallahassee area entrepreneurial resources available

6:45                 Michele Madison and Farming the Future presentation and demonstrations

7:15                 Q&A

7:30                 Networking

8:00                 Close

 

Tickets are free, please tell your friends and share the event to help promote and launch our Tallahassee entrepreneurs!  Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entrepreneurs-forum-farming-the-future-with-michele-madison-tickets-48028370148

 

Open Now!

Young Entrepreneurs’ Scholarship Program

The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce is offering four scholarships (two for fall semester and two for spring semester) for the Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENT0001) class.  All applications will be considered regardless of age.  The class description follows.  Apply today – contact info@mybbmc.org for an application. 

 

August 23, 2018

Introduction to Entrepreneurship.  Registration is now open for fall semester’s ENT0001 class (course code 184605).  This is a non-credit, hands-on, practical course designed for students and community members who want to explore a business idea, start a business for the first time, or plan to expand an existing business. The emphasis will be placed on the practical aspects of performing a competitor analysis, estimating an accurate sales forecast, creating a marketing plan, and determining your necessary (lean start-up or bootstrapping) expenses.  This class meets once a week for 16 weeks at 6 pm at the Center for Innovation in downtown.  Register today as a TCC student at: https://forms.tcc.fl.edu/Application/Application/ContinuingEducation and then add ENT0001 once you have registered.  Tuition is $225 plus the book.  Take the class as either a three hour credit, or as non-credit, your choice.

 

Please look for TCC Spark on the following medias and like, or follow us:

Eventbrite:         http://tccspark.eventbrite.com

Meetup:              https://www.meetup.com/TCC-SPARK/

LinkedIn:             TCC Spark at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tcc-spark-501009144/

Facebook:           TCC Spark at: https://www.facebook.com/tcc.spark.9

COCA:                   TCC Spark at: http://www.tallahasseearts.org/

Eventful:              TCC Spark at: http://eventful.com/tallahassee/events

Spark web page: http:///www.tccspark.com

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OnAugust 1, 2018, posted in: Events, News by