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Savannah Area Chamber

The Savannah Chamber Weekly Digest
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December 7, 2020

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Announces 2021 Legislative Agenda at Eggs & Issues Breakfast

The Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Council hosted its annual Eggs & Issues Legislative Breakfast last week where the Chamber presented its 2021 State Legislative Agenda and key pro-business policies and positions. Held at the Savannah Convention Center, with socially distant tables set for four guests, the more than 300 attendees were required to wear masks while networking, the breakfast featured members of the Chatham County legislative delegation who spoke about their goals for the upcoming year.

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Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

LAST CALL: Savannah Area Business Breakfast | Thursday, December 17

The Savannah Area Business Breakfast brings the business community together to honor two new recipients of the prestigious Oglethorpe Award, the highest recognition of Savannah’s business and community leaders. Updates will also be provided by several Savannah area business organizations.

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More Networking
Group Tour Virtual Holiday Social
Savannah Business Breakfast
Business on the Move



Two Chamber Networking Events Postposed Until 2021

Your team at the Savannah Area Chamber is committed to helping Savannah and Chatham flatten the coronavirus curve and keep our community safe. In and effort to do so, we have decided to postpone the Business on the Move at Maycrest Hardware scheduled for December 8 and the Chamber Oyster Roast scheduled for December 10 at the Westin. These events will be rescheduled for Spring 2021, so stay tuned for dates and times. 

For more information on how your business can be Savannah Safe, click here.

Leadership Savannah Applications Due December 15

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.

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Ambassador of the Year Award Honors Lee McCurry

Last week the Savannah Area Chamber Ambassador Council presented their annual Ambassador of the Year Award to the late Lee McCurry. At the event, Lee was posthumously awarded ambassador of the year for his 10+ years of service to the council and Savannah’s small business community. 

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Director of Data Intelligence Participates in Travel Forecast Webinar

Director of Data Intelligence Zeek Coleman was one of the featured panelists in a webinar session focusing on travel in 2021. The session, 'Travel Demand Forecast, and Tourism Hot Topics for 2021,” is part of ADARA's virtual tourism conference, Navigating the Road to Recovery in 2021.   

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Social Media Manager Talks to About Brand Humanization

Earlier this month, Shannon Lowery, Content and Social Media Manager, presented a webinar to members of on the topic of brand humanization. She specifically spoke about achieving this goal via social media strategies and featured several examples of Visit Savannah content.

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Hospitality Members: Send Us Your Holiday Events, Special Offers and Operating Hours!

As the holiday season nears, Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee will be sharing content highlighting holiday events across all of our digital channels (web, social, email, etc). 

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As of July 31, has seen over 1.3 million visitors and over 4 million-page views. The monthly email newsletter reaches 85,000 highly engaged and motivated consumers. Don’t miss out on reaching these potential visitors! To help your business gain as much exposure to these qualified audiences, Visit Savannah is offering new advertisers to a 1:1 match program through the end of 2020. 

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Welcome our newest members and remember to do business with our fellow Chamber members!


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


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

Be Featured in Our Savannah Spotlight Series on >

Nobody tells your story better than you do! Our Savannah Spotlight series features Chamber members and provides insight about local companies and their services. We appreciate your investment in the Chamber and are always looking for new ways to showcase our members and increase brand visibility within the community.



December 8, Join Wells Fargo and SCORE Mentors Savannah for the State of Small Business in Chatham County - A Facebook Live Event

Source: SCORE Savannah

Nine area experts will present their information on Savannah’s growth in the small business community over this past year. One representative from each industry will report on the current local statistics in Chatham County. The event will be Live on Facebook from 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8. Click here for more information.

MPC Launches Survey Requesting Feedback on Growth of Chatham, Garden City, Pooler & Savannah

The Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) has just launched a public survey to update the Comprehensive Plans for Unincorporated Chatham County, Savannah, Garden City, and Pooler.

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As health and government officials are working to maintain the safety, security, and health of our communities, Savannah area small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. All Savannah area employers need to consider how best to decrease the spread COVID-19 in their workplace in the event of an outbreak in Chatham and surrounding counties. Click here to explore what resources are available for individuals and businesses at this time.

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