Inspiring Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Power Forward Speaker Series was launched by First Commerce in 2013 to encourage and help small businesses continue to “Power Forward” through the ever-changing economic landscapes. Today, the event is recognized as Tallahassee’s largest annual business event, bringing highly successful celebrity entrepreneurs to share their personal journeys and experiences in business.More FCCU in the Community

Meet Our 2024 Power Forward Speakers

Meet Our 2024 Power Forward Speakers

Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavec joined us for our 10th Anniversary of the Power Forward Speaker Series on January 30, 2024.

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Previous Power Forward Speakers

Power Forward speakers inspire and motivate our community’s leaders and business owners. Past speakers have included:

Spencer Rascoff - 2024

Spencer Rascoff is a New York Times bestselling author who co-founded four tech companies, invested in over 100, and was CEO of Zillow for a decade.

Chris Gardner - 2021

Chris Gardner is an entrepreneur, international bestselling author, and award-winning film producer. His autobiography, “The Pursuit of Happyness,” became a New York Times #1 bestseller and has been translated into more than 40 languages.

Peter Diamandis - 2020

Peter Diamandis is a global entrepreneur who has launched more than 20 companies during his career in the areas of human longevity, space travel, venture capital, and education. He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation.

Kevin O’Leary - 2019

Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank’s “Mr. Wonderful” is the highly acclaimed, tell-it-like-it-is investor and entrepreneur who has helped many startup businesses make their first million in sales.

Chip Conley - 2018

Chip Conley is the hospitality maverick who helped Airbnb’s founders turn their fast-growing tech startup into a global hospitality brand. He is a New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Modern Elder Academy, offering a new roadmap for midlife.

Jim Kelly - 2016

Jim Kelly is a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who spent his entire NFL career as a Buffalo Bill. He has led various business and philanthropic ventures, including Hunter’s Hope Foundation, in honor of his son. He’s known for his resilience, as his story is “A Journey of Perseverance.”

Randi Zuckerberg - 2015

Randi Zuckerberg is the Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media, a New York Times bestselling author, host of “Dot Complicated,” and former Director of Marketing at Facebook. And yes, she is also the sister of Facebook Co-founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Steve Wozniak - 2014

Steve Wozniak is an electronics engineer, computer programmer, inventor, and the co-founder of Apple Inc. He has helped fund multiple entrepreneurial efforts dealing in areas such as telecommunications, technology, and pop culture conventions.

Barbara Corcoran - 2013

Barbara Corcoran took a $1,000 loan to start The Corcoran Group and turned it into a $5 billion real estate business. She is a star on ABC’s entrepreneurial reality hit “Shark Tank” and the real estate contributor for NBC’s “Today” show.

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Business Checking Accounts

Business Checking Accounts

First Commerce offers checking account options for businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Six Pillars Financial Advisors

Six Pillars Financial Advisors

Speak with experienced financial advisors to develop and implement a plan to pursue your financial goals for your business.

Business Money Market Accounts

Business Money Market Accounts

Our Money Market Account allows your business to take advantage of higher interest rates and access funds when you need them for expenses or growth opportunities.

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