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Savannah Area Chamber

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

October 12, 2020

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Chatham County Early Voting Starts Today | October 12

Source: Chatham County

Early in-person voting starts today. All eligible registered voters in Chatham County can vote in advance from October 12th -30th at designated locations around the county. No reason is required for early voting. Read more for an early voting location near you.

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Tuesday, October 13 | Group Tour Council Meeting

Join Visit Savannah’s Anjuli Derien, group tour & entertainment sales manager, for the latest in group tour and entertainment news for our destination.  At Coffee & a Conversation, group tour travel professionals will have an opportunity to network, chat and stayed connected to peers. So, grab a cup of coffee and join the fun.

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

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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Leadership Savannah Applications Now Being Accepted for Class of 2021

Applications for the 2021 Leadership Savannah Class are currently being accepted. This will be a one-year class. Leadership Savannah seeks to inspire individual leadership growth by providing the learning experiences that lead to a better understanding of our community and preparation for meeting community challenges of the present and future. The 2021 class will be limited to 42 people.

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Former City Manager Michael Brown to Serve Again in Savannah

Source: Savannah Business Journal

Mayor Van R. Johnson II announced the intention to appoint Michael Brown as the interim City Manager beginning Nov. 2, 2020. Brown was the Savannah Assistant City Manager from 1980 to 1989. After a stint in Columbus, Georgia, Brown came back to Savannah to take the reins as City Manager in 1995 and retired in 2010.

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Destination Analysts Update on American Travel—Week of October 12

Source: Destination Analysts

More Americans than ever during the pandemic period are recalling travel advertising and saying these ads are making them very happy—and seeing masked travelers in travel ads is a positive. Meanwhile, airlines’ potential induction of mandatory COVID-19 tests prior to boarding looks like it will help move more hesitant travelers back to flying.

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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GDOT Breaks Ground on I-16 at I-95 Improvement Projects

Source: Georgia Department of Transportation

The 16@95 Improvement Projects will provide infrastructure enhancements to the I-16 at I-95 interchange and along the I-16 corridor, one of Georgia’s busiest freight corridors as well as the gateway to the growing port in Savannah. The projects are intended to ease congestion, decrease travel times, and increase safety and operational efficiencies for passenger and freight vehicles.

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SCORE Presents: Increase Your Sales with Online Reviews | October 20

Source: SCORE

90% of people claim that positive reviews influence their purchasing decisions. Do you know how your business appears online? Join Deluxe product experts, Joann Do and Cortney Vargas, as they outline actionable strategies to increase sales and influence customers by increasing online reviews. This live virtual seminar is free of charge. 

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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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