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

November 15, 2021

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Savannah Area Year-End Business Lunch on December 9 to honor 2021 Oglethorpe Award Winner Robert H. Demere, Jr.

On Thursday, December 9, the Savannah Business Community will honor community champion Robert  H. Demere, Jr. for his legacy of philanthropy and leadership with the prestigious Oglethorpe Award. This award is named for General James Edward Oglethorpe, a humanitarian, leader, and visionary who led 120 colonists in founding Savannah and the colony of Georgia in 1733, for their legacy of philanthropy and leadership. The event will be held from noon – 1:30 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

In addition to the Oglethorpe Award presentations, business organizations such as the Black Chamber of Commerce, Buy Local Savannnah, Downtown Business Association, the Hispanic Chamber, Savannah Economic Development Authority, Tourism Leadership Council, and Visit Savannah will present business updates and the 2022 business outlook for Savannah and the surrounding counties.

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Holiday Oyster Roast and Pop-Up Shops | Thursday, December 2

You’re invited to join the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Holiday Oyster Roast Business Connection! We’ll be roasting bushels of fresh, local oysters Thursday, December 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. around the Christmas Tree at Broughton Street and Bull Street in celebration of the holiday season. In addition to Savannah’s celebrated coastal cuisine, this favorite annual event will feature music, beverages, relationship-building with the Savannah area’s business professionals and local pop-up shops for all of your holiday gifting needs.

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Coffee Chats at Front Porch Improv | Tuesday, December 7

Rise and shine for coffee with the Chamber! Start your day with business networking with new potential clients and friends at December’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. More networking follows allowing members to build those personal and professional contact list that are so valuable for professional growth. Bring plenty of business cards and join us for Coffee Chats.

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More Networking
WEDNESDAY, november 17
Veterans Day Salute & Military Update Luncheon - SOLD OUT
Eggs & Issues Legislative Breakfast
Holiday Oyster Roast and Pop-Up Shops
Coffee Chats at Front Porch Improv
Savannah Area Year-End Business Luncheon
Economic Outlook Luncheon
Savannah-Chatham Day Legislative Oyster Roast


Pop-Up Holiday Booths Available for Chamber Holiday Oyster Roast December 2

The Chamber will be hosting a pop-up holiday shop at our Holiday Oyster Roast, where attendees can start shopping for holiday gifts. You’ll have the opportunity to reach a potential 400 event attendees on Thursday, December 2, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. around the Christmas Tree at Broughton Street and Bull Street in celebration of the holiday season.  Spaces will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The non-competing business rule applies, so beat your competitors and snag your spot now! If you have an iPad with product images or videos, please feel free to bring it to impress your brand upon shoppers, but no power will be provided, and backdrops will not be allowed.

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Destinations Analysis Traveler Sentiment: Thanksgiving Travel Likely to Exceed 2019 Levels

Amidst a pandemic-era near-record high in resident sentiment towards local tourism, last week’s reopening of the U.S. borders to international travelers was welcome news to the majority of American travelers—many of whom may be now inspired to venture abroad themselves. 

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Take Advantage of these Business Building Opportunities

Get your brand in front of local decision-makers at our monthly networking opportunities and annual events. Let your membership work for you by sponsoring one of the varied events below. From after-hours networking functions to Lunch and Learns and sporting events, your Chamber has the tools to help your business grow. 

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

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Team Savannah Attends International Meetings Exchange in Las Vegas

Team Savannah attended the IMEX America (International Meetings Exchange) in Las Vegas last week. Over the 3-day appointment trade show, the team met with over 100 potential customers representing business opportunities of all sizes.

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Visit Savannah Sales Team Attends Meetings Today and the American Fats And Oils Shows

Southeast Sales Manager Jennifer Thompson attended the Meetings Today show held in Myrtle Beach last week, where she welcomed more than 20 meeting planners for appointments. This show is one of the Southeast’s most popular and will be hosted by Savannah and the DeSoto Hotel in late 2022. Jennifer also had the opportunity to pre-promote Savannah at the American Fats and Oils conference hosted in Nashville last week. 

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

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Check Spam Settings to Ensure You are Getting All Chamber Communications

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SCAD PRESENTS: A Thousand Miles and Counting

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) honors two important figures in American history in A Thousand Miles and Counting, a SCAD-produced short film documentary that celebrates William and Ellen Craft and their daring escape from slavery. The film includes historical language and depictions of the enslavement of Black people in the United States.

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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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