Get to Know our member Businesses and Organizations

Get to know our member businesses and organizations:
Pro Players Realty Forgotten Coast is a locally owned very successful brokerage franchise out of Tallahassee, Florida with five other franchises in Florida and Texas. Pro Players Realty Forgotten Coast is owned and operated by Gary & Shari Edington ~ “The Realtors Who Care”
We care about every person we work with and go the extra mile for each customer. As a team we can take care of all of your real estate needs, selling, buying or investing. We strive to educate the buyer and seller on market conditions, the negotiation process and a smooth and stress free transaction. We want to be YOUR Realtor!

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OnMarch 19, 2019, posted in: Other by

Get to know our member businesses and organizations

Revell Electric and Automated Access Systems – Looking for quality, licensed work, and great design all while receiving the best customer service.. Well look no for all your electrical, gate and garage door needs.

  • Custom Gates and Entry Ways
  • Gate Operator Install and Repair
  • Garage Door Service
  • Electrical for Individual and Business

Whether you need a custom gate with Remote and intercom entry or just a farm gate, we’ve got what you need.

Serving North West FL and surrounding areas for 15 Years and counting…


Jason Revell

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OnMarch 12, 2019, posted in: Other by

Florida AHEC Network


The Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Tobacco Training and Cessation Program was established in 2007 and has completed its first decade of offering services throughout the state. With a current annual legislative appropriation of over $13.6 million, the AHEC Network, which is comprised of AHEC Programs at the University of Florida, University of Miami, University of South Florida, Nova Southeastern University, and Florida State University, and their 10 affiliated regional Centers, provides tobacco cessation services in all 67 counties and training for current and future health professionals to prepare them to treat tobacco dependency in a myriad of clinical and community settings. 

The overall goal of the AHEC Tobacco Training and Cessation Program is to strengthen the capacity of Florida’s healthcare system to deliver effective tobacco use treatment and cessation services throughout the state to effect institutional systems change. This goal embraces fundamental premises supported by the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

The AHEC Tobacco Training and Cessation Program conforms to both the letter and the spirit of Florida Statute 381.84 (Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Program): training and cessation programs consistent with USPHS Guideline and CDC Best Practices; training programs that target a wide variety of health professions; cessation programs that focus on adults and on special populations; and programs that are consistently implemented in every county in the state. More here Network Tobacco Report thru July 2018

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OnMarch 7, 2019, posted in: Other by

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Dear Sponsor & Vendor,

We are in the 18th year of St. Patrick’s Celebration to benefit the needs of our citizens thru the Crawfordville Lion’s Club. Our hope and desire is that you as a valued sponsor and vendor that has supported the St. Patrick’s Celebrations faithfully in the past will continue your support. 

The Crawfordville Lion’s Club invites your participation not only in the 18th Annual St Patrick’s Day Celebration and Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The events will allow families, clubs, churches, civic organizations, schools, as well as a variety of merchants and vendors from all over the region to participate in the fun and excitement of the St Patrick’s Day Celebration’s and contribute in a very special way to the community’s effort to raise money for Wakulla County Citizen needs.

Everyone is invited to participate in the St Patrick’s Parade and Celebration. Please complete the attached PARADE REGISTRATION FORM for the event and return to Crawfordville Lion’s Club at P. O. Box 1543 Crawfordville, FL 32326.  This form may also be copied and passed on to interested individuals. 

Entry Requirements for the event:  As space is limited and because we want the festival to have a certain character, we reserve the right to turn down vendors with certain types of products such as those you would expect to find at a flea market or those that we feel might be offensive to members of our community. We prefer handmade arts and crafts and unusual manufactured products, public service and non-profits. Of course, we have food vendors.

Food Vendors for the event:  We will limit the food vendors to avoid having too many selling similar products.  If you are a food vendor, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.  You must specify the top three products you plan to sell. Also, you must include the size of your rig and electricity amperage you require on your application.  We will do our best to fit you in but must know your size to for planning purposes.

Schedule:  The hours for sales are from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.  Vendors, particularly those for food and concessions, may choose to begin selling around 7:30 a.m. while people are gathering at the park. **NOTE** The Lion’s sponsors a “Breakfast in the Park” from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. be aware this will be in progress during your set-up.  All vehicles not necessary for the operation of your booth must be removed by 9:00 a.m. and legally parked around the perimeter of the park.  

Space Assignment:  We will mark off the booth locations on Friday (3/15/2019 and be prepared to show you your space from 3 P.M. until 7 P.M. Friday afternoon or on Saturday morning when set up begins at 7:00 A.M.  You should be open for business by 8:00 A.M. on Saturday. All vehicles must be removed by 9:00 a.m. and properly parked outside the perimeter of Hudson Park. **There is no overnight security in the park** 

Fees:  $140.00: Food or Concession Booths

$50.00: ALL other vendors, organizations, groups or individuals who will profit from
your booth

Free: Non-profit, educational and informational organizations

$15.00: Additional fee for any booth with electric hookup

$15.00 Late Fee if application is received after February 8, or March 13, 2019 

  Each booth space is 12′ by 12′ for all non-food vendors, and appropriately spaced for food vendors according to their individual needs. Fee for any booth with electric hookup is an additional $15.00.   Food is defined as a meals, including sandwiches and all eatable items.  Education and Public Service booths not raising money are FREE and encouraged…  If you can sign up early, it will help us plan and advertise as we go along.  The booth spaces are assigned on a first come, first serve basis, so the earlier you sign up the better the location of your booth. 

If you would like to participate, please complete the enclosed registration form and return it to us, along with your check or money order payable to:  


Mail to: Crawfordville Lion’s Club, PO Box 1543, Crawfordville, FL 32326
Registration must be received by March 13, 2019

For more information please call or email,

Letha Wells @ 850-926-3473 –

Marva Preston @ 850-597-5300–

Marc Dickieson @850-926-4440–

2018 FOOD FORM St Patrick


parade application

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OnFebruary 20, 2019, posted in: Events, Festival, News, Other by

FREE Member Workshop – The Secret to Unlocking the Social Media Vault

Overview: Gain insight into current digital marketing trends from Chief Digital Officer for Digital Opps, Michael David Winn at this month’s Lunch and Learn at UF/IFAS Extension Office, 84 Cedar Ave. Michael will be sharing some of his top strategies for adapting and growing your digital and social media marketing successes through different means, like bypassing platform algorithms to garner more attention from your target audience. 

Michael Winn

About the presenter:

Michael’s BIO: Michael Winn is the executive vice president at RB Oppenheim Associates and chief digital officer for RBOA’s digital marketing division, Digital Opps. He is responsible for analyzing and maximizing all digital media public relations campaigns, corporate marketing objectives and Web-based organizational branding initiatives for clients. His responsibility is to ensure that all current technologies, digital web design methodologies and search engine optimization strategies are leveraged to provide the highest level of success for our clients. He has created and manages more than 80 websites, microsites and mobile apps for an array of clients.

Prior to joining RB Oppenheim Associates, Michael was Owner and Senior Web Strategist at Catalyst Consultant Group, a Tallahassee-based digital media consulting firm that worked with clients such as The Proctor Automotive Group, Florida Commerce Credit Union, Lawton Chiles Foundation, American Advertising Federation Tallahassee, Lively Technical Center and the Florida Redevelopment Association. His consulting services included regional and statewide Web-based marketing promotions, integrated database social media campaigns and search engine optimization strategies.

Michael’s senior-level management consulting experience with commercial brands such as Acura, Honda, General Motors and non-profit organizations like the United Way and the American Cancer Society serve as the foundation of his knowledge and expertise in maximizing complex digital campaigns.

Michael is an active member of the American Advertising Federation and has served on the board of directors and as President of the Tallahassee chapter.

Michael attended The University of Houston pursuant of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Development and has more than 25 years of experience in staff management, public relations, business development and integrated digital marketing. He is certified in Google AdWords.

Please RSVP to chamber office 850.926.1848

 The event and lunch is sponsored by 

Duke Energy
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OnFebruary 11, 2019, posted in: News by

American Pickers are coming to Florida

AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Florida!
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Florida! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in February 2019!
AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History.
The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting
stories behind them.
As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair
hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.
Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.
AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of
the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: or call 855-OLD-RUST.
facebook: @GotAPick
AMERICAN PICKERS is produced by Cineflix Productions for History. New episodes air Mondays at 9pm EST on History.

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OnJanuary 31, 2019, posted in: Other by

2 Driver Positions Available

SUPERVISOR: Dispatcher
• This is a skilled work, in the safe operation of a passenger bus and/or vehicle requiring the ability to work with the elderly, sick and handicapped passengers.
• Transport clients to scheduled appointments and/or shopping
• Collect fares
• Report accidents or other traffic issues
• Perform pre and post inspections on vehicles
• Other duties as required by Executive Director
MINIMUM EDUCATION: High school diploma / G.E.D.
HOURS OF DUTY: 35 hours per week

To apply please apply in person at the Wakulla Senior Citizens Center 33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville

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OnJanuary 22, 2019, posted in: News, Other by

Wakulla Cal Ripken Baseball

Wakulla Cal Ripken Baseball

  • Registration is open from Monday, January 7, 2019 through Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Evaluation Dates: Saturday, January 12th (9:00 AM- 11:00 AM); Thursday, January 17th (6:00 PM-8:00 PM); and Saturday, January 26th (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
  • Every player registering MUST attend one (1) evaluation date at the Wakulla Recreation Department [Cal Ripken Baseball Fields 4,5,6, or 7]
  • Majors 12U (11 – 12 years old; Date of Birth 5/1/ 2006 – 4/30/2008)Minors 10U (9-10 years old; Date of Birth 5/1/ 2008-4/30/2010)*Players may play up a level, if desired (DOB within 1 year of eligibility for Division)
  • Registration Forms
  • Register at the Wakulla County Parks and Recreation Department’s office (79 Recreation Drive)
  • $100 Registration Fee (there will be a registration reimbursement fundraiser available)
  • Payment due at time of registration (or at evaluation if submitting registration form via email)
  • Cash or check payments only; make checks payable to Wakulla County Cal Ripken Baseball League, Inc.
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OnJanuary 10, 2019, posted in: News by

Wakulla County Business Journal – EDC












2018 Wakulla County Business Journal is sponsored in the award-winning 850 Magazine that serves Northwest Florida. The business journal features 32 pages discussing topics in Wakulla County, including destinations and events, ecotourism, canned mullet, economic development, education, and Panacea Waterfronts program. Click here for a full copy of the journal.

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OnJanuary 9, 2019, posted in: News by

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

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


Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENT0001)

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6 to 8:45 p.m.

Do you have a business idea you want to check out to see if it’s worth pursuing? How about a micro or small business that needs some business planning to grow? Then the Introduction to Entrepreneurship class is for you. Come learn the process of entrepreneurship from the idea stage into operating a business. This 16 week class will help you get your “entrepreneurial mind-set” and go through all the details needed to be successful in business. 

This first class is free and open to the public. Please register at:   Attendance thereafter requires you to register as a TCC WorkForce Development Continuing Education student and pay the $225 tuition. The book is not included. The class meets once a week on Thursday evenings at 6 to 8:45 p.m. at TCC’s Center for Innovation in downtown located at 300 South Duval Street in the Kleman Plaza. 

To register for the ENT0001 class if you are not a current TCC student: 

1)         Go to:

2)         Click on the Workforce Development button

3)         Complete the application and submit.

4)         Look for a TCC email to the email address you listed on the application.

5)         Log in to EagleNet using the user ID and pin # that was given to you in the TCC email.

6)         Once in EagleNet, chose search for spring 2019 classes and type in ENT0001.

7)         Select ENT0001 (add to your basket).

8)         Complete the class registration and transaction.


For existing TCC students, login to EagleNet and register. Call IT at 850-201-8545 if you have issues or need help.


Matt Johnson – Funding Your Startup

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

January Entrepreneurs’ Forum – Discuss the various ways to fund your startup including bootstrapping, friends and family, angel investment and venture capital. Also discuss traditional bank lending as well as alternative financing routes. Specific topics include equity vs debt, understanding investor expectations and ways to make your startup more attractive to investors.


Matt is the founder and sole manager of Johnson Venture Partners, a venture fund investing in high-growth startups in the South. Matt has been responsible for the daily operations of the fund since its inception. In his role, Matt identifies and analyzes investment opportunities, performs due diligence, assists portfolio company management teams and administers all investments made by the fund. He has executed investments in 30+ venture-backed companies throughout 15 years of fund management experience. Matt is an active member of many regional and national venture investor networks. He also serves as a director and mentor at Domi Station, a non-profit startup incubator. Matt is a popular public speaker on the topics of startup investing, innovation and entrepreneurship. Matt earned a BA in Economics from Clemson University. He resides with his family in Thomasville, GA, where he was born and raised.  Tickets are free but please register at:


Power Forward Speaker Series with Kevin O’Leary

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 3:30 to 5 pm

First Commerce is proud to announce Shark Tank’s “Mr. Wonderful,” Kevin O’Leary as the 6th speaker in our Power Forward series, Tallahassee’s largest annual business event!


Among his many successful business ventures, O’Leary is perhaps best recognized for his role on the business reality show, Shark Tank. Known as “Mr. Wonderful” on the show, O’Leary is passionate about startups and has invested in numerous small businesses during his 10 years on the show. He describes Shark Tank as the embodiment of the American Dream.


Today, O’Leary is the Chairman of O’Shares Investments. He is also the founder and Chief Sommelier of O’Leary Fine Wines, an award-winning wine label, as well as a member of Boston’s 107-year old Hamilton Trust. In addition to Shark Tank, O’Leary is a regular contributor on ABC, CNBC and CTV, and a bestselling author of two books: Cold Hard Truth and Men, Women and Money, and Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids and Money.


We invite local business leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and students in Tallahassee and surrounding communities to come to this event.  Purchase tickets at:   For more information, please visit our website for more information about the event


Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program (VFEP)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Are you a military veteran that has a small business idea that you want to make a reality? With the TCC Ignite! Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, you are introduced to a curriculum that focuses on startups, networking, and competition analysis. Throughout the course, you are introduced to a series of mentoring events, guest speakers, techniques to gain capital, such as crowdfunding, and opportunities to develop and refine your business model canvas. The result is a solid business network of mentors and peers, and a researched and thorough business plan. You do not have to be a TCC student to take this course, you just have to be a veteran with an idea. You can register at:  


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





Spark web page:         http:///

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OnJanuary 9, 2019, posted in: News by