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Posted on August 18, 2015
The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, who reports approximately 1,400 members, held their annual conference this past weekend at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa. The event drew over 500 participants.
So, who made the trip?
Tallahassee Reports analyzed the attendees list and found that our reputation as a “university town” was reflected by those who attended.
Tallahassee Reports found the following:
* There were 232 businesses represented by 390 individuals.
* There were 10 government agencies represented by 80 public servants.
* There were 29 non-profit groups represented by 41 individuals.
In the business category, 30 businesses with 3 or more attendees accounted for one-third of the individuals attending under a business registration. See table below.
Top 30 Businesses Based on Attendees
|Capital City Bank||7|
|First Commerce Credit Union||7|
|CAMPUS USA Credit Union||6|
|Compass Marketing & Consulting||6|
|Tallahassee State Bank||6|
|Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs||6|
|Moore Bass Consulting||5|
|Architects: Lewis + Whitlock||4|
|Farmers & Merchants Bank||4|
|Mad Dog Construction||4|
|Marpan Supply Company||4|
|Prime Meridian Bank||4|
|Capital Regional Medical Center||3|
|Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin||3|
|Culpepper Construction Co, Inc.||3|
|Rowland Publishing, Inc./Tallahassee Magazine||3|
|Sachs Media Group||3|
|Secure Records Solutions, LLC||3|
|Target Print & Mail||3|
|The Naumann Group||3|
The businesses attending the conference were dominated by the banking industry. There were eight banks in the top 30, represented by 48 individuals.
In the government category, higher education had the most attendees with 38 participants. The category was led by FSU and followed by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County government.
Government Agencies Attending Conference
|Florida State University||21|
|City of Tallahassee||18|
|Leon County Government||14|
|Florida A&M University||9|
|Tallahassee Community College||8|
|Leon County Schools||5|
|State of Florida||2|
|City of Gretna||1|
|Florida Association of Counties||1|
|Office of the State Attorney||1|
The annual conference, which continues to draw record crowds, will move from Walton County next year due to issues surrounding the confederate flag. The new location has not been announced.