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Savannah Area Chamber

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

May 10, 2021

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Amazon Selects Pooler Location for New Fulfillment Facility

Amazon has selected the Chatham County Development Site, known as the Pooler megasite, for a new 640,000-square foot fulfillment facility that will bring 1,000 jobs and nearly $250 million in investment. The location, originally part of the City of Pooler near I-95 and I-16, is a 1,900-acre site that was de-annexed in 2015 and became part of unincorporated Chatham County. The facility is expected to be operational by late 2022, and will feature Amazon robotics technology, who will work alongside employees. 

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Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Starland Yard Business Connection | Thursday, May 13

Enjoy food from Vittoria Pizzeria and networking with Savannah’s business professionals. The venue has plenty of parking and a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere in one of Savannah’s most creative and funky neighborhoods.

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Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Riverworks Apartments at Eastern Wharf | Thursday, May 20

Members will get an exclusive sneak peek of the Riverworks Apartments at Eastern Wharf. The Riverworks Apartments is designed to include everything you love about the Historic District – while seamlessly connecting to the Savannah River like never before. Members will enjoy property tours, networking and cocktails while learning more about this exciting new Savannah neighborhood!

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More Networking
thursday, MAY 13
Starland Yard Business Connection
Tybee Spring Business Mix and Mingle
Sneak Peek at Riverworks Apartments at Eastern Wharf
TuesDAY, MAY 25
Business on the Move at Oak 36 Bar + Kitchen

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

  • Social Distancing Recommended
  • Masks recommended when not eating or drinking


Savannah Hosts NAIA Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Invitational Championship

Savannah hosted the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Lacrosse Invitational Championship for men’s and women’s May 5-8, 2021. The event, held at Memorial Stadium, was organized by the Savannah Sports Council, a division of Visit Savannah and the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. Eight teams each on the men’s and women’s tournament featured teams from Georiga, Kentucky, Michigan, Kansas, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and Iowa.

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Savannah Chamber Attends Virtual Lunch Presentation with Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

On Friday, May 7, as a showcase of appreciation for local partners, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) hosted a virtual lunch and presentation. SCCPSS’s student culinary classes cooked and assembled the boxed lunches that were then delivered across the city.

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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!

Shuttered Venue Operators Grants Provide Emergency Assistance

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.

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Attend the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Summit

Chamber members are invited to attend the May 18th Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Summit. This session is targeted toward the nearly 4,000 businesses that work with defense contracts. The event is fully virtual and is free.

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Union Mission Hosts a Hospitality Industry Job Fair

Union Mission will be hosting a Hospitality Industry Job Fair on Thursday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. As the travel and tourism industry rebounds from COVID-19 economic impacts, hospitality businesses are looking for both part and full-time candidates. Good paying jobs including cooks, customer service, landscaping, housekeeping, wait staff, and many more. No prior hospitality experience is required as employers will offer on-the-job training. Entry level positions are available.

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Chamber Hosts Courses and Conversations at Savannah Country Club

Last Tuesday, the Chamber hosted their Courses and Conversations event at Savannah Country Club.  At this lunchtime networking opportunity, participants started their meal with an appetizer course and networked with the people at their table. After 20 minutes, they rotated to another table to enjoy their entrée with another group.

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Chamber’s Director of Business Development Speaks on Watercooler

Tina Mock, Director of Business Development, spoke on the Savannah Community Headlines Live Show (also known as #Watercooler) on Monday, May 3. On Monday’s episode, viewers learned about a new meal delivery company called The Dive Savannah, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, the 100 Foundation, Bowl-A-Palooza, the yoga and mental health connection, Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, an axe throwing company, and the Feed a Trucker kickoff on May 7. 

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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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