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

May 8, 2023

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber and Visit Savannah Presents at SCORE's State of Small Business in Chatham County Event

SCORE’s State of Small Business in Chatham County event was held last week in Savannah, focusing on the opportunities ahead for small businesses in the area. The event featured speeches from several local leaders and experts, including Bert Brantley, the CEO of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and Joseph Marinelli, the President of Visit Savannah. 

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Speed Networking at Victory North | Tuesday, May 9

Join the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce for a speed networking luncheon at Victory North this May. Each attendee will have 30 seconds to introduce themselves and their company to Chamber members at their table. 

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Business on the Move at Outside Savannah | Thursday, May 11

Join the Savannah Area Chamber for an exciting networking experience this May at Outside Savannah. Connect, collaborate, and celebrate with like-minded professionals while enjoying Outside Brands’ beautiful new Savannah storefront at Plant Riverside District.

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More Networking
wedneSDAY, MAY 17
Coffee Chats at Mia Madison Properties
2023 Savannah's Salute: Military Appreciation Luncheon


FREE Tybee Workshop on May 17

This FREE marketing workshop is open to all local Tybee businesses who want to learn more about improving business visibility and drawing more customers. Our staff will be on-site to discuss anything from marketing basics to essential practices you can implement immediately.

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Help us Honor Our Region's Military at May 18 Luncheon

Join the Chamber's Military Affairs Council in honoring our region's military installations, soldiers, and families at the 2023 Military Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, May 18, at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront. For tickets and registration, read more.

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Visit Savannah Public Relations Team Take Press Trip to Atlanta

Visit Savannah’s public relations team traveled to Atlanta to update Georgia-based media on what’s new in Savannah and Tybee Island. The team also hosted a small reception for journalists, bloggers, and media professionals at the iconic Mary Mac’s tea room.  

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Benedetto Guitars Recognized as 'Small Business ROCK STARS' by Georgia Department of Economic Development

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced their 2023 ‘Small Business ROCK STARS’ as part of the state’s celebration of Georgia Small Business Week 2023, recognized May 1- 6. Benedetto Guitars, a Savannah-based company founded in 1968 by American luthier Robert Benedetto, has been spotlighted as one of the five Small Business ROCK STARS in the state. 

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Visit Savannah Participates in PCMA Event in Washington DC. 

Visit Savannah Senior Director of Sales Larry Browder recently attended the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) DC Chapter event in Washington, DC. The event brought together top regional meeting planners for a day of learning and networking.

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Visit Savannah's Sales Associate Attends Emerging Leaders Conference

Visit Savannah’s Sales Associate, Ginger McCoy, attended the inaugural Emerging Leaders Conference in Louisville, KY. Meeting planners and suppliers got together for two days of networking, industry speakers, a business marketplace, and peer-to-peer discussions.

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Leadership Savannah Focuses on Agriculture and Higher Education for May Program

Last week, Leadership Savannah focused on agriculture and higher education with an outing to Crumley’s Farm and then to Savannah State University. The class learned about the state’s Georgia Grown initiative and small business incubators, along with BIG the Business Innovation Group.

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Visit Savannah's Visitor Center Staff Tour Coastal Heritage Society Properties

The visitor center staff recently toured several Coastal Heritage Society (CHS) properties, including the Children’s Museum and some historic homes in Frogtown. Emily Beck and Elisabeth Chappell of CHS guided their Frogtown tours. The staff members had the opportunity to learn about the rich history of Savannah and explore two unique homes restored by the CHS.

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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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The Savannah Sports Council Celebrates the 2023 Georgia Power Sports Awards Recipients

This Savannah Sports Council celebrated 30 years of developing sport-related events that impact our community by hosting the 2023 annual Georgia Power Sports Awards Luncheon at the Savannah Golf Club on Friday, May 5. The awards luncheon recognized local athletes and partners who have excelled at their given sport. The Council bestowed honors in numerous categories including Sports Event of the Year, the John F. Hodges OASIS Award, and scholarships to men and women embarking on their college careers.

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