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

February 22, 2022

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Legislative Update: House Bill 1064 Calls for Tax Exemptions for Military Retirement Income

Last week, the Georgia General Assembly convened on Monday, February 14, 2022, for legislative day 16 and was in session on Tuesday and Thursday of that week. Wednesday, February 16, served as a committee workday. This week, the Georgia General Assembly reconvened on Tuesday and will conduct a session on Thursday, with Wednesday, February 23 serving as a committee workday.

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Making the Connection: Speed Networking | Tuesday, March 1

Join us for Speed Networking at the Savannah Country Club. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards when you attend this members-only event. Each attendee will have 30 seconds to introduce themselves and their company to Chamber members at their table, then table rotations will give everyone in attendance a chance to network.


More Networking
Making the Connection: Speed Networking
Oyster Roast at Tubby's Tank House
Coffee Chats at Hyatt Regency
Business on the Move at Georgetown Family Dentistry


The 2022 Class of Leadership Savannah Kicks-off Year with Retreat

Last week, Leadership Savannah hosted the 60th Anniversary class at the historic Jekyll Island Club. This year's class was eager to dive in and get to work with the help of Bill Kelso, the program's longtime facilitator. 

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Avelo Airlines Expands Service from Connecticut to Four Popular Southeastern U.S. Destinations Including Savannah

Avelo Airlines announced a significant expansion of its East Coast service last week with the addition of four popular Southeastern U.S. destinations from Connecticut's most convenient airport — Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). Beginning in May, Avelo will add exclusive nonstop service between HVN and two South Carolina destinations: Myrtle Beach and Charleston, as well as Savannah, Ga. / Hilton Head, S.C.; and Nashville, Tenn.

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Small Business Assistance Corporation Welcomes Resource Partner Applications

Small Business Assistance Corporation has just announced a call for businesses to apply to become Service Provider Partners. Partners will be referred to clients as they receive SBAC's new "Technical Assistance Scholarship," which provides individual applicants with up to $500 worth of business assistance services. 

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The Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee Group Tour Team Attends STS Domestic Showcase

Last week, the Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee Group Tour Sales Team attended the 39th Annual Southeast Tourism Society Domestic Showcase (STS) in Virginia Beach. There, Anjuli King and Kim Webster met with more than 350 operators, suppliers, and leaders in the group tour market. 

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Sales Mission to Atlanta Calls On Georgia Association Clientel

Jen Thompson with Visit Savannah, Cherly Tally with Hyatt Regency Historic District, and Dawn Ryan with  Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa were in Atlanta last week to visit customers. For dinner, the team joined the Georgia Society of Association Executives, executive director Wendy Kavanaugh, and Damian Kavanaugh, executive director of Mid-South Independent School Business Officers. 

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

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

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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 members who recently hosted a celebration.

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Visit Savannah Collaborated with U.S. Travel Association on Conference Programing

Visit Savannah's Director of Data Intelligence & Digital Marketing, Lauren Cleland was among only 28 DMO professionals from around the country invited to help plan the 2022 Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

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Mid-West Market Director Attends AMC Conference in Colorado

Visit Savannah's Kellie Linder attended the AMC Institute in Colorado Springs. The conference included 200 attendees with owners and managers of Association Management Companies from across the U.S. AMCI members representing over 3000 association clients from a sourcing and servicing level.

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Forrest Gump Still Welcoming Guests at the Georgia State Welcome Center

Visitors were seen enjoying the Visit Savannah displays at the Georgia State Welcome Center. Forrest Gump and the Savannah Trolley are favorites.

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New Vacation Rental Space at the Gingerbread House Highlighted at Coffee Chats

February's Coffee Chats welcomed more than 40 guests at the Gingerbread House and showcased their newly renovated vacation rental space. Each guest had an opportunity to introduce themselves to the group and spend time building their professional network over coffee and muffins provided by Foxy Loxy Cafe. 

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