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Savannah Area Chamber

The Savannah Chamber Weekly Digest
Everything You Need to Know From the Chamber

September 29, 2020

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Last Day to Shape Chatham County’s Future by Completing Your U.S. Census is Tomorrow

Source: 2020 Census

  • It's Quick and Easy: The 2020 Census takes just a few moments to complete.
  • It's Not Too Late: You can still complete the census today.
  • It's Safe and Secure: The U.S. Census Bureau keeps your answers safe and confidential.

Start your questionnaire here.

Gov. Kemp Reports Georgia’s 7-Day Average of New COVID-19 Cases is Down

Governor Brian Kemp released new COVID-19 numbers in his weekly newsletter to constituents. Gov Kemp provided key statistics and rankings on how Georgia’s measured approach to fighting the pandemic is paying off for Georgians.  

  • The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Georgia is 1,287. That's DOWN 60% from the peak in late July.
  • Georgia's effective reproduction rate (Rt) is .86.  That's the LOWEST in America.
  • Our percent positive of COVID-19 tests continues to DROP. The 7-day average FELL to 6.3%.
  • Georgia's 7-day average of new cases is 1,219. That's DOWN 28% from last week.

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Virtual Power Hour with Comcast Business | Tuesday, October 6

Technology moves at a rapid pace. In today’s economy it is vital to keep up and stay ahead of the curve. Is your business ready for the emergence of what is on the horizon? Tony Dearborn with Comcast Business will be presenting on how Comcast can help small businesses not only compete but thrive in the marketplace.

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Business on the Move at Old Fort Jackson | Tuesday, October 20

Enjoy networking, light fare, cocktails, and learn about the history of one of the oldest brick fortifications on the East Coast at Old Fort Jackson. Don’t miss the 6 p.m. firing of a cannon used during the Civil War era. Business on the Move is a special networking opportunity offered several times a year to highlight local Chamber businesses.

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More Events


Most Small Businesses Say the Economy Is Their Top Election Issue

Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

A majority of America’s small businesses rank the economy as one of the top two issues influencing who they will vote for this fall according to data from the Q3 2020 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index. The survey of 1,000 small business owners—conducted between August 21 and 27 of this year—also indicates that they continue to view the economy as predominately negative.

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Visit Savannah Introduces New Podcast Series: “Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary”

Visit Savannah has launched a new podcast, “Savannah, Georgia: Anything but Ordinary.” This podcast is dedicated to sharing the alluring stories of rich history, eccentric charm and cultural diversity that make Savannah a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.

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Destination Analyst Travel Sentiment Report: Week of September 28

Source: Destination Analysts

Although COVID-19 concerns are rising, nearly two-thirds of American travelers plan to take a trip this fall, including some notable interest in workcations and schoolcations. Nevertheless, three-quarters of American travelers continue to report having at least tentative trip plans—primarily over the next 6 months—as well as exhibit a perception of travel to meet their emotional needs. The percent that agree price cuts and discounts can motivate them to consider a new trip is as high as it has been during the pandemic.

Destination Analysts is a travel and tourism market research firm with a team of travel industry experts with extensive, hands-on experience working with some of the world’s greatest tourism brands and Destination Marketing Organizations. Their travel studies, The State of the International Traveler™ and The State of the American Traveler™ , are standards in the industry.

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Savannah Area Small Businesses Are Encouraged to Take Federal Reserve Banks' Small Business Credit Survey

Source: Federal Reserve

Join the thousands of small businesses that are taking the Federal Reserve Banks' Small Business Credit Survey to share vital information on the current business climate and how COVID-19 has affected your business. The Federal Reserve is inviting businesses currently in operation, those recently closed, and those about to launch to share their voices and offer insights and feedback on what worked or did not work with federal relief programs. Help to inform service providers, policymakers, and community lenders who are weighing decisions that affect businesses like yours.

Join the survey today ›

Chamber Small Business Council Presents: The Anatomy of Analytics

The Chamber’s Small Business Council hosted a Virtual Power Hour featuring Zeek Coleman, Director of Data Intelligence with Visit Savannah. Coleman presented “The Anatomy of Analytics”. 

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Georgia Chamber | Resiliency & Recovery Roundtable Featuring Healthcare, Hospitals and Our Future| Sept. 30

Source: Georgia Chamber

With the demand for healthcare industry jobs increasing by 189% since the onset of COVID-19, a focus on resources, talent, expansion, and investment in this critical industry is needed more than ever. Join Georgia Chamber President & CEO Chris Clark on September 30 at 11 a.m. for a discussion with key industry leaders on the future of Healthcare in Georgia and across the nation. This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

Regiser Here ›

Historic Savannah Theater Re-opens

The Savannah Theatre has re-opened featuring the show “CABARET” now through October 17. The show features a live band, singers, dancers, and aerial artistry. Tickets are on sale now with limited seating available. To comply with safety standards, Savannah Theater will only be selling 25% of the seating capacity.  Masks are required for entry and seating will be adequately distanced.  

Click here for tickets!



Ribbon Cuttings

Please support your fellow Chamber members by attending these upcoming ribbon cutting and grand opening events!


New Members

We are excited to welcome 10 new members in September! Please remember to do business with your fellow Chamber members!



Thank you to these members for their continued support through their membership.


We will update and add to the links below as new guidance and resources become available. Click here to visit the Chamber's resource page.

For more info, please visit the CDC's Guidance for Businesses page.

The Savannah Area Chamber is working hard to provide timely access to business resource information during the COVID-19 pandemic. The interpretation and recommendations of the information provided by the Chamber should not replace the consult of professional advisors familiar with your unique business situation. While it is believed that the content of external links is accurate and reliable, accuracy and completeness of information contained herein is not guaranteed. Users of this information accept all risks associated with the use of such information and agree that the Savannah Area Chamber has no liability to the user.

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