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Savannah Area Chamber

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

July 26, 2021

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Mayor Johnson Signs Emergency Order Requiring Face Coverings in the City of Savannah

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, has signed an emergency order requiring face coverings or masks to be worn in the City of Savannah due to increasing COVID-19 cases and transmission. The order requires people to wear a mask or face covering in: City of Savannah government buildings, hospitals, early childhood centers, elementary and secondary institutions, guided tours within a vehicle, including cars, trolleys, buses, bicycles, quadricycles, scooters, low-speed vehicles, boats, carriages and pedicabs and federally regulated transportation.

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Courses & Conversation at Alee Shriners Temple | Tuesday, August 3

At this lunchtime networking opportunity, participants will begin their meal with an appetizer course and networking with the people at their table, then after 20 minutes, rotate to another table to enjoy their entrée with another group. Finally, a third rotation will bring them to a third group of peers to enjoy a final course of coffee and dessert while they talk about who they are and what they do. After all three rotations and a full meal, each attendee will leave with business cards from new potential clients and partners.

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Small Business Expo & Business Connection | Thursday, August 12

Attend the business event of the year! Join other Chamber members at the 2021 Chamber Business Expo and Business Connection, taking place Thursday, August 12 at The DeSoto Savannah hotel. Member restaurants will share small bites of menu item favorites. Come meet like minded pro-business professionals for networking and relationship building!

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More Networking
Courses & Conversation at Alee Shriners Temple
Small Business Expo & Business Connection
Business on the Move at Board and Brush Creative Studio
Coffee Chats at The Mansion on Forsyth


Savannah Named to TIME’s Annual List of the World’s Greatest Places

TIME revealed the third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, which highlights 100 extraordinary travel destinations around the world. Savannah is listed among some of the most stunning destinations around the globe and is praised for the game-changing revitalization of its historic waterfront.

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The Thai Trade Center - Miami Visits with Savannah Chamber

The Chamber met with members of the Department of International Trade Promotion Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government to discuss potential trade opportunities for trade with Thailand on the Georgia coast.

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Visitor Information Center Teams Tour Plant Riverside District

First Impression Specialists from the MLK, Tybee Island and River Street Visitor Information Centers along with state Welcome Centers representatives from I-95 and St. Marys, toured the J.W. Hotel and Plant Riverside last week.  

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Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee Finds New Ways to Distribute Insider Guides

Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee have partnered with 7 regional publications to distribute Savannah & Tybee Insider’s Guides to over 150,000 subscribers in our top regional drive markets. Magazine partners include Athens Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, Augusta/Aiken Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, Georgia Trend Magazine, Orlando Magazine and Savannah Magazine. 

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Cast Your Vote to Make Savannah – The South’s Best

Southern Living Magazine is asking you, who’s the Best in the South? Southern Living has opened voting for its 2022 South’s Best Awards and Savannah and Tybee Island are up for best city and best beach. 

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Visit Savannah Sales Team Welcomes American Society of Appraisers CEO

Visit Savannah’s senior vice president Jeff Hewitt and senior national sales director Larry Browder welcomed Johnnie White, CEO of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and his wife Shannon to Savannah last week for a weekend getaway. The White’s commented our city’s food, attractions, accommodations, and overall warm hospitality. 

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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, and join us in congratulating the below members who recently hosted a celebration!




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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