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

August 30, 2021

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

The New 2022 Savannah Insider’s Guide is Now Available!

The 2022 Visit Savannah Official Insider’s Guide is now available! This guide is chocked full of pertinent visitor information, member listings, and helps travelers plan their trips making the most of their time in Savannah and encouraging visitors to stay longer. The guides are distributed to travelers who visit Georgia welcome centers, Savannah visitor information centers and by visitor who requests guides before they arrive. Distribution is also available to tours and groups as well as lodging Chamber members who give them to their guests.

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Coffee Chats at the Mansion on Forsyth Park | Wednesday, September 1

Rise and shine for coffee with the Chamber! Start your day with business networking with new potential clients and friends at September’s Coffee Chats. The event starts with 30 minutes of open networking followed by participants giving their best 10-15 second “elevator pitch” about themselves and their company.

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Business on the Move at the Common Restaurant | Tuesday, September 14

Join us for September’s Business on the Move event at the Common Restaurant. Come experience the innovative atmosphere of the Common Restaurant while you build your professional network. The evening will include great networking and delicious food and beverages from the Common Restaurant.

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Visit Savannah Named a Finalist for a 2021 Destiny Award

Visit Savannah’s 2021 Spring Midweek Campaign was named one of only three finalists for the 2021 Destinations Council Destiny Award for Best Digital Campaign. Finalists were featured on the U.S. Travel Association website to their audience of national and international tourism leaders.

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Visit Savannah National Sales Team Attends Maritz Global Annual Event

Visit Savannah’s national sales team attended the Maritz Global Events Annual Partner event last week in Seattle, Washington. The organization is one of the top meeting planning organizations in the country and has partnered with Savannah on meetings and conventions. Last week’s event drew 180 event planners, many anxious to learn more about hosting meetings and conferences in Savannah. 

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Global Traveler Magazine Names Savannah #1 Again

Visit Savannah President, Joseph Marinelli, attended the Global Traveler Awards reception in Washington D.C. last week to receive the Top Weekend Destination in the U.S. award. “Savannah has won this top award for two years in a row and now for the third time,” said Marinelli.

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Visit Savannah Staff Leadership Retreat

Last week, Visit Savannah’s leadership team participated in their annual retreat. The team worked on 2022 objectives which included, developing strategies for bolstering the current leisure travel demand in the market, cultivating new and larger convention business prospects, and improving efficiencies of our current data-driven intelligence.

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National Home Builders Association Put Final Touches on Upcoming Meeting

Senior members of the National Home Builders Association (NHBA) were in Savannah last week putting the final touches on their October meeting at the JW Marriott. In addition to the meeting functions, the conference week includes several networking-focused special events for a variety of select groups including spouse-only events. 

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Visit Savannah Attends the American Society of Travel Advisors Global Convention in Chicago

Visit Savannah’s Tour and Travel team participated in the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) Global Convention in Chicago last week. More than 1,000 travel professionals attended the convention and had the opportunity to spend some time in the Savannah booth. ASTA members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. 

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River Street Sweets Shares Treats with Visitors at MLK Visitors Information Center

River Street Sweets delighted visitors at our main Visitor Information Center on MLK last week with free samples of their signature praline. These happy visitors from Chattanooga, Tennessee were all smiles after their warm and sweet welcome to Savannah. Don’t forget, Chamber hospitality members can promote their business to visitors at the MLK site for free. 

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Marketing Staff Featured on Industry Webinars

Vice President of Communications and Marketing Jeremy Harvey and Lauren Cleland, Director of Data Intelligence & Digital Marketing, were recently featured on industry webinars. In his webinar  which originally aired on August 5, Jeremy discussed quantifying the economic impact of marketing with other industry experts. In a webinar on August 19, Lauren discussed the various threats facing DMOs and how upcoming technological changes will impact destinations.

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Chamber’s Brooke Phillips Joins the Team of Charles Perry Partners

Please join us in sending warm wishes to Brooke Phillips, Small Business and Events Manager, who will be joining the team of Charles Perry Partners, Inc. at the end of this month. During her five years at the Chamber, Brooke revamped our Small Business Council events by restructuring them from a monthly Lunch and Learn, to quarterly programs that included Courses & Conversations and Coffee Chats.  

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Welcome our newest members and remember to do business with your 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!



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