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Savannah Area Chamber

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

March 1, 2021

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Georgia Legislative Update

Source: Georgia General Assembly

Last week the Georgia General Assembly met for legislative days 20-24 out of 40. Senator Ben Watson’s bill SB 100 which provides that the State of Georgia shall observe standard time year-round until Congress authorizes the states to observe daylight savings time, passed out of the Senate and is now in the House for consideration.  The House approved Speaker Ralston’s bill HR 119, it directs the Georgia Department of Transportation to rename the bridge on State Route 307 that crosses the Georgia Ports Authority mega rail site in Garden City after retired U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson.

Crossover day (The 28th day of the 40-day legislative session is the last day for bills to move from one chamber to the other) should occur at the end of this week or the beginning of next week.   

The Georgia General Assemble will reconvene for legislative day 25 on Monday March 1

On Thursday the House passed HB 34, Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact, part of this bill supports the spouses of relocating active-duty military personnel transfer licenses with the state.  

HB 306 passed out of the house and is now in the Senate for consideration, this bill allows for corporations, partnerships, and associations to hold annual shareholders’ meetings and special shareholders’ meetings by means of remote communication.

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Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Spring Oyster Roast at Tubby’s Tank House in Thunderbolt | March 4

Join us for oysters, appetizers, beverages and networking at the Chamber’s annual Tubby’s Oyster Roast Business Connection on Thursday, March 4. Head out to Tubby’s Tank House in Thunderbolt on the Wilmington River from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to mingle with fellow business professionals and enjoy live entertainment at this fun seafood event!

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More Networking
Coffee Chats at The 5 Spot on Broughton
Spring Oyster Roast
TUESDAY, march 9
Business on the Move: The Baxly


COVID-19 is still a concern in our community. The following guidelines will be enforced for all in-person networking events:

  • Social Distancing Required
  • Masks required when not eating or drinking
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided


MLK Visitor Information Center Reopens this Week with New Hours

Closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, the main Visitor Information Center (VIC) on MLK is reopening in modified fashion this week to welcome spring’s influx of visitors. New hours at the MLK location are now Wednesday – Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. As the season ramps up, days of operation will be reevaluated. 

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Get Hired in Savannah

In this COVID environment, employment is of high importance. There are several hiring events going on over the next month or so from some of our very own Chamber members. 

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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!


We appreciate our members and each week provide insight about member companies and their services. 

16@95 Partial-Turbine Interchange – A First in Georgia Source: Georgia Department of Transportation

If you have driven past the I-16/I-95 Interchange recently, you may notice the large bridge foundations that are being installed for the first of the two new interchange bridges, which will connect I-16 westbound to I-95 southbound. What you may not realize is this interchange design is the first of its kind in Georgia.

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Members join Chamber at Speed Networking Event

Last week, the Chamber hosted a Speed Networking event at Marriott Savannah Riverfront. Each attendee had 30 seconds to introduce themselves and their company to Chamber members at their table, then table rotations gave everyone in attendance a chance to network.

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Jennifer Strickland of River Street Sweets Presents at Chamber PR Council Meeting

Last Tuesday, the Savannah Chamber PR Council met via Zoom for their monthly meeting. This month they welcomed guest speaker Jennifer Strickland, co-owner of River Street Sweets and vice-president of River Street Restaurant Group. Jennifer presented on navigating the pandemic from a restaurant and retail perspective. 

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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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