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The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce continues examining whether consolidating city and county services would be a good fit for the area. But it’s efforts have drawn pushback from some local officials—city mayor Andrew Gillum and county commissioner Bill Proctor most notably. But what’s the big deal?

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Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor is accusing the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce of trying to make a power grab by pushing the consolidation of city and county government. 

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The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is undeterred in its quest to explore consolidating city and county services.  Despite high-level opposition the Chamber has moved ahead with a study committee.

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The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County officially dissolved Thursday. Now local officials are trying to move forward.

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

In Tallahassee, Today Is Andrew Reiss Day

Nov 19, 2012

On Monday, city and county officials met outside Andrew’s Bar and Grill in downtown Tallahassee to declare November 19th as Andrew Reiss Day. The declaration is honoring the iconic restaurant’s owner for his contributions to the community. And Reiss says his work on community boards helped him better understand his customers.

“It’s not an easy career, but it’s a very gratifying career. Like I said, people come to eat to have a good time. I’m in the good time business.” Says Reiss.

More than 300 of the Capital City area’s movers and shakers gathered at Florida State’s University Center Club Tuesday.  Tom Flanigan reports they were eager to hear the winners of this year’s Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Awards.

 “This is the 27 th year of our awards ceremony to recognize entrepreneurship, businesses, the commerce of our community and individuals that I hope you’ll agree are the backbone of this community to keep everything moving forward,” said Chamber President Sue Dick.