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

September 12, 2022

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Visit Savannah Leadership Team Attends Planning Retreat

Last week, Visit Savannah’s leadership team participated in their annual retreat. The team worked on 2023 objectives which included, developing strategies for bolstering the current leisure travel demand in the market, cultivating new and larger convention business prospects for the Savannah Convention Center expansion and improving efficiencies of our current data-driven intelligence.

The team These objectives will help the Visit Savannah Sales and Communications teams achieve more targeted sales and marketing efforts for the coming year. 

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Speed Networking at Grayson Stadium | Tuesday, September 13

Join the Chamber for an early breakfast speed networking at Grayson Stadium – Home of the Savannah Bananas!

Each attendee will have 30 seconds to introduce themselves and their company to Chamber members at their table. There will be table rotations after each round, so bring plenty of business cards when you attend this members-only event!

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Coffee Chats at the Clyde Market | Wednesday, September 21

Coffee Chats return this September to the Clyde! Members are invited to commence their morning with a freshly-brewed cup of coffee and stimulating business conversations with new clients.

The event allows for 30 minutes of open networking first, followed by a 10-15 seconds “elevator pitch” session where participants introduce themselves and their brand to everyone.

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More Networking
Fall Fiesta at Great Oaks Bank
Tubby's Oyster Roast Business Connection
2022 Chamber Business Awards Banquet
60th Anniversary Party for Leadership Savannah
Savannah Chatham Day Legislative Oyster Roast


Visit Savannah Sales Staffer Attends Destination Celebrations Tradeshow and Reception

Last week, Visit Savannah's Director of Midwest Sales attended the Destination Celebrations Tradeshow and Reception in Minneapolis. Here, some 95 Minneapolis-based meeting planners joined 45 destination representatives for an evening reception.

Savannah was showcased at the tradeshow and prospected for future meetings and planning events. 

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Visit Savannah's Visitor Center Staff Tour the Davenport House Museum 

Last Week, Visit Savannah’s Visitor Information Center staff toured The Davenport House Museum, a property of The Historic Savannah Foundation.

As part of the visitor center’s ongoing effort to keep up with all that is old and new in Savannah, a fresh tour of The Davenport House was one of the many things on the list. Jamie Credle, the Director of the Davenport House Museum, graciously invited the staff to start the tour at The Kennedy Pharmacy and the new Preservation Hall, where the original seven ladies who started the preservation movement in Savannah are honored.

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Call for Member Businesses to Participate in Homelessness Resource and Job Fair

The Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless along with the Salvation Army, U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Savannah State University, Union Mission, and many others will be sponsoring a “Stand Down for Homelessness Resource and Job Fair” on September 20, 2022.

A trolley will run from three squares (Ellis, Franklin, and Reynolds), as well as the Savannah Baptist Center, to the Salvation Army Community Center located at 3000 Bee Road, where the actual fair will take place. 

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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 the below members who recently hosted a celebration!

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Newly-weds Commence Married Life With a Savannah Trolley Tour 

Newly-weds, Marshall and Kyla Brooks from Bellefonte, PA  stopped by the main Visitor Center on MLK right after getting married in the courtyard of the Forsyth Inn. The couple tied the knot on August 24th and decided to embark on their marriage with a classic Savannah trolley tour.

First impression specialists at the Visitor Center greeted the married couple and captured their happy moments as they struck a pose in front of the iconic Forysth Fountain – a true memorabilia of the Savannah experience.

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Submit Your Hours and Events for the 2022 Holiday Season

With the holiday season approaching, Santa's little helpers at Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee are starting to plan their seasonal content highlighting holiday happenings across all our digital channels.

We don't want you to miss out on this opportunity to showcase your holiday events, special hours, menus, and activities taking place from November 20, 2022 - January 1, 2023.

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Parker’s House Grand Opening: An Emergency Housing and Comprehensive Services Shelter for Homeless Women in Savannah and Coastal GA. Area

On August 31st, the Chamber supported Union Mission and Parker’s as they hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Parker’s House. This facility will be solely dedicated to providing emergency housing and comprehensive services for unaccompanied women experiencing homelessness in Savannah, Ga. and across coastal Georgia.

Parker’s Founder and CEO Greg Parker, center, cut the ribbon, surrounded by Union Mission Board Chair Neilie Dunn, Union Mission President and CEO Michael Traynor, former Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson, Savannah Mayor Van Johnson, Paula Deen, Dr. Paul Pressly and District 3 County Commissioner Bobby Lockett.

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