Day 2 wraps up at Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference

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By: Mariel Carbone | WCTV Eyewitness News
August 12, 2017

AMEILA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV) -- Day two of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference wraps up, where the bulk of the action took place.

Breakout sessions, talking Tallahassee issues, happening all morning.

Another big moment on Saturday was when Jacksonville Jaguar's president Mark Lamping took the stage.

Lamping told chamber members that a main goal of the organization is to expand regionally.

Tallahassee, it's an important market as part of that goal.

They're already investing in the community, with charities and bringing their former FSU players to events

Lamping, setting big sights on the future.

Mark Lamping, President of the Jacksonville Jaguars said, "We'd like nothing more than to be the Greenbay of the south. A franchise that not only does great things for the community, but also a type of team that regionally fans feel proud to support."

Other highlights, Superintendent Rocky Hanna speaking about the Leon County School District.

During opening sessions, violinist Kai Kight spoke and performed.


By: Venise Toussaint | WCTV Eyewitness News
August 12, 2017

AMEILA ISLAND, Fla. (WCTV)- The banquet is one of the big draws and highlights of the weekend at the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Conference.

This year, more than 700 people are registered to enjoy food, music and fun.

The food was farm to table style, with different stations set up throughout the ballroom, all with a uniquely southern theme.

Of course a live band rocked the house as guests dance the night away.

Attending the conference Kathy Harvey said, "It's fun because there is line dancing going on, and slow dancing, and just fun. It really is a good time. The entertainment is always amazing."

Sunday is the last day of the conference, but before attendees get ready to head back to Tallahassee-- there will be a closing breakfast.

Cissy Proctor with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is the keynote speaker at the breakfast.