Tallahassee | @ St. John's Episcopal Church
Hometowns with a “sense of place” are vibrant, engaged, growing and economically successful. They are places people want to live and raise families. There are new reasons every day why this describes Tallahassee. So we thought it would be fun to talk about the latest on big new things going on in Tallahassee…new businesses, new restaurants, new ideas, new technology and even what could be new if we made it happen.
Arrive early to treat yourself to food from our local food trucks, Mae’s Southern Delights, Caribbean Crossroads and Smackin Good Wings or bring your favorite take-out and a drink, PLUS enjoy dessert, coffee, and tea (on us) and a series of fast-paced Pecha Kucha – Japanese for “chit-chat” – style presentations (maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically after 20 seconds). You’ll be one of the first in the know about what’s trending. Part civics, part sporting event, WCTV’s The Usual Suspects co-host Gary Yordon will emcee our amped-up zoomy fast sampling of cool, new, smart, fun.
This is the fifth in our Fast Forward series, which is co-sponsored by Knight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI), Leadership Tallahassee, the Tallahassee Democrat, Leon County, and the City of Tallahassee.
Kollet Probst, Art + Business, Kollet Originals | Megan O’Neill, Art Entrepreneurs Institute, COCA | Carly Sinnadurai, Creative Play Lab, The Sharing Tree
SENSE OF PLACE:
Ed Murray, Around Town Developments, NAI TALCOR | Tiffany Bowers, TLH, KCCI
Skip Foster, A Date with Data, Tallahassee Democrat | Megan Doherty, What a Penny Can Build, Blueprint Updates
REMEMBERING + REINVENTION:
Tiffany Baker & Johnathan Grandage, PAST Forward | Black History: Althemese Barnes, Riley House + Nick Maddox, Leon County Commission | The Capital of Capital: Betsy Couch, KCCI, Catherine Annis, Devoe L. Moore Center, + Bill Mattox, The Village Square
Jay Revell, #TalentLivesHere, Chamber of Commerce | Mylah Kate Robinson, Reentry. Retrain. Reintegrate., Ready 4 Work Tallahassee | Kerri Post + Mathieu Cavell, Apalachee Regional Park & #HurricaneStrong, Leon County | Paul Bradshaw, The Freight Yard project | Christian Doolin, Kathleen Brownlee, + Rep. Loranne Ausley, Purpose Built + TLH, City of Tallahassee | Dr. Kimball Thomas, TEMPO, City of Tallahassee
Julie Christesen, Bikes + More, PLACE (Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department)