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Welcome to the Tallahassee 100 Club

 In the Tallahassee 100 Club, each member represents a trade, business, occupation or profession and is classified according to their main activity or profession. No member may be in competition with the main activity or profession of another member.

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The Tallahassee 100 Club meets at

the Elks Lodge on the second and fourth

Mondays of each month. The second

Monday is a 12:00 luncheon,

and the fourth Monday is a 6:30

dinner meeting.


It is the purpose of the Tallahassee “100” Club to form an association of business and professional persons in the Tallahassee and Leon County area, who will aid and counsel one another with business and professional problems; create and encourage business: and promote and further the mutual interest and welfare of its members as follows:

1.   Provide a means of disseminating business information of value to its members.

2.   To be a strictly non-political organization, and to promote and foster the spirit of fellowship amongst its members            and a better understanding of the services the members can and do render.

3.   To aid and assist individually and as a group in solving and discussing business problems and other needs.

4.   To foster camaraderie, trust and knowledge amongst members through regular face to face association at business        and social gatherings. 


Guest Speaker  6/24/2024

Bill Lickson was our guest speaker

Bill is the Director of North Florida Innovation Labs. North Florida Innovation Labs is a technology incubator located in Innovation Park of Tallahassee, serving hard science, high-impact companies in the region. Its mission is to accelerate the development of technology companies through an array of business support services to produce successful firms that graduate the program financially viable and self-sufficient.


Guest Speaker  4/22/2024

Don Spells was our guest speaker

Don has more than 40 years experience in the US Army, Army reserve, and National Guard. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Don was a military pilot and has logged more than 10,000 flight hours, including 650 combat hours. He has lived in Tallahassee for 39 years and retired from his role as an EMS pilot after 37 years and more than 8000 patient flights. Don related stories about landing life flight helicopters in the tiniest of areas, something that takes steely nerves and great teamwork.


Guest Speaker  3/25/2024

Peter Schweizer was our guest speaker

Peter Schweizer is an American political consultant and writer. He attended George Washington University and did his graduate studies at Oxford University. He is the president of the 

Government Accountability Institute, senior editor-at-large of Breitbart News, and a former fellow at the Hoover Institute. Peter has authored several books including Victory, Friendly Spies, Secret Empires, Red Handed, and most recently, Blood Money. 


Guest Speakers  2/26/2024

Dr. Keith Bowers and Steve Evans were our guest speakers

Dr. Keith Bowers is the Director of the Office of Economic Vitality and is the former Regional Director of the Small Business Development Center at Florida A&M, where he served in that capacity for more than twelve years. 

Steve Evans is a former pro baseball player, a long time executive with IBM, and now he is part of a group of local investors/mentors that have assisted several new companies in the Tallahassee area get started and thrive. He is an experienced mentor/coach to many individuals and organizations and serves on the board of 7 businesses including Prime Meridian Bank and Indian River State College.


Guest Speaker  11/27/23

Lee Avirett was our guest speaker

Lee is a local beekeeper and avid gardener. He talked about the rewarding hobby and potential income from  keeping honey bees and their importance as the chief pollinator for many of our favorite fruits and vegetables.  Lee and his family members have kept bees at various times over four decades.  As a past director of the Apalachee Beekeepers Association, Lee presented the truths, challenges, and rewards of becoming a beekeeper. 

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Guest Speaker  10/23/23

David Clark was our guest speaker

David Clark founded Allegiant Strategies Group in 2020 after serving over 17 years in executive government roles including 4 years as an Army Airborne Officer.  David talked to us about Artificial Intelligence - the Potential Benefits and Issues 


Guest Speaker  7/24/23

Brian Desloge was our guest speaker

As a former County Commissioner and business owner, Brian talked to us about retirement, what he is doing, and the basics of living a balanced life.


Guest Speaker  6/26/23

J. Doug Smith was our guest speaker

Over the last eight years, Smith has traveled throughout the southeast researching George W. Saxon and Tallahassee’s history, and during that time, served for six years on the board of directors of the Tallahassee Historical Society, serving one year as its president and treasurer and continues serving as an advisor to the historical society’s 2024 bicentennial committee, and is currently serving on Visit Tallahassee's Bicentennial History Committee. In addition, he has aided in the research of three other books about Tallahassee’s history and continues his interest in uncovering and writing about Tallahassee’s rich and varied past.


Guest Speaker  5/22/23

Marina Lickson was our guest speaker

Marina Lickson serves as the Tallahassee programs manager for the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship (JMI), which is part of the College of Business at Florida State University. Prior to working at JMI, she owned her own business in the Tallahassee area for 15 years and worked in positions where she planned events and administered programs and outreach for the State of Florida. Lickson also is a graduate of JMI’s Tallahassee SBEP Program.


Guest Speaker  4/17/23

Gregg Patterson was our guest speaker

Gregg Patterson has over 40 years’ experience serving as CFO, COO and CEO in multiple industries. His current company provides advisory services to over 60 business entities which vary in size from start-ups to existing companies with revenues of over $200M.  He is a serial entrepreneur and has participated in startup retail, insurance, financial and professional services organizations.


Guest Speaker  3/27/23

Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell was our guest speaker

Chief Revell has been with the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) for 32 years, earning two Medals of Bravery (2007 and 1997) and two Meritorious Service Awards (2008 and 1996). Chief Revell aims to strengthen TPD for the betterment of every Tallahassee resident.

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