Local Business

Kate Payne

Local business and technology leaders are trying to improve workplace environments for the next generation of women.

There is high demand for young professionals in Tallahassee. The city is looking for new ways to retain its university graduates and grow local business.


There are a couple of local events this week aimed at reaching out to female entrepreneurs—specifically women veterans and low-income women.

Gramblings celebrates 100 years in business
LHatter / WFSU News

There are only a handful of local Tallahassee businesses that have crossed the centennial mark, and Saturday, one more made the list. Gramling's, a local seed and farm store, was founded in 1915.

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Hospitality Management Tallahassee

The owner of Downtown Tallahassee’s Avenue Eat & Drink restaurant is about to launch a new three-in-one business in Midtown. The restaurant, dessert bar and music venue are set to open where Mockingbird restaurant closed earlier this year.

Avenue owner Chris Clark is putting the finishing touches on renovations of the former Mockingbird restaurant and lounge on North Monroe Street.

Tallahassee Business Owners Drop Clothes To Raise Cash

Sep 29, 2014
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Jess Drawhorn via IndieGoGo

Tallahassee is buzzing about not one but two local fundraising calendars featuring nearly nude business owners. The reaction to the Ten Speed Greens and Gaines Street Fest calendars has been largely positive, but some critics are saying the images are indecent or they objectify women.  

Brad Harris
Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

Tallahassee’s Making Awesome shared workspace is on the hunt for a new, more affordable home. The volunteer-led makers’ space that’s helped launched startup companies can’t afford to keep renting its warehouse from Tallahassee Community College.

Brad Harris is a Making Awesome co-founder. He’s walking around the group’s 4,000-square-foot warehouse Thursday, past large woodworking machines, tiny computers and a 3D printer that’s about a foot wide and a foot tall. Harris says it, or rather, she, was the group’s first.

Legislative Session Begins and Local Businesses Take Note

Mar 5, 2013
The Florida Channel

The Legislators are coming! The Legislators are coming! It’s simple math: more people mean more business. And for the city of Tallahassee, the Florida Legislature starting this week means a quick injection to the local economy. Owner of Nic’s Toggery, Victor Gavalas, says it’s a welcome sight.

“Spring Time Tallahassee needs the legislature to… honestly do a lot of business.” Says Gavalas.