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

August 21, 2023

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Air Dominance Center's New Hangar Opens After Regionwide Lobbying Effort to Sustain Funding

Last week, Savannah Area Chamber joined city and county officials in celebrating a grand opening of a new hangar at Savannah’s Combat Readiness Training Center / Air Dominance Center. Georgia’s Adjutant General Thomas Carden was also present at this event. When the CRTC was threatened with loss of funding in the federal budget, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce joined a host of elected, business, and civic leaders from the region to fight to restore the funding. That effort was successful, as General Carden noted at the ceremony.

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Speed Networking at Tubby's Tank House Thunderbolt | Tuesday, August 22

Join us for lunch and make new connections in a hurry at Speed Networking at Tubby’s Tank House Thunderbolt.There will be a brief welcome and introduction, followed by a round of speed networking. Each participant will have the chance to meet with 10-12 other professionals while you give your 30-second pitch! 

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Coffee Chats at The Andaz | Wednesday, September 20

Members are invited to attend September’s Coffee Chats at The Andaz. Kickstart your day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and stimulating conversations with business peers and potential new clients.

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The Chamber and Community Stakeholders Attend Meeting Addressing Homelessness

Chamber Vice President Jennifer Davenport along with community stakeholders met this past week to discuss the establishment of a Community Court to help address the needs of area homeless populations. Hosted by Sheriff John Wilcher at the Chatham County Detention Center, the discussion centered around the development of a Community Court. A Community Court is an alternative problem-solving court that is held in a shelter or other accessible community center outside of a traditional court room. 

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ESTO Brings More than 1,200 Attendees This Week to Savannah

Visit Savannah will welcome the U.S. Travel Association's 39th annual Tourism Marketing Conference, "ESTO," August 19-23 at the Savannah Convention Center. ESTO is an annual conference for destination marketing professionals from city, regional, and state tourism offices. In preparation for the Conference, the Chamber and Visit Savannah team prepped welcome gifts for attendees. The big effort was made easier thanks to the team at the Savannah Convention Center. 

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Visit Savannah's Content & Social Media Manager Presents at Georgia Government Communicators Conference

Last week, Visit Savannah’s content and social media manager, Ansley Connor, presented at the Georgia Government Communicators Conference in Jekyll Island. The presentation shared insights on crafting an effective digital content strategy.

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Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee's Visitor Information Centers Welcomes New Leadership Team

The Savannah Chamber and Visit Savannah recently met with the new leadership team for its five Visitor Information Centers (VICs) to set the course for the remainder of this year and next. The meeting was led by Visit Savannah President Joseph Marinelli and included the new VIC managers Kelli Lee, Danielle Arnold, Liz Hood, and Shiketa Hales. The team discussed their plans for improving the VICs' customer service, marketing, and programming.

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Conquer The Bridge with Your Company

Secure your sponsorship for the 2023 Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run! With thousands of race participants and their families attending the Race and Expo annually, this event is an excellent opportunity to showcase your company’s products and services to a vast audience.

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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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Attend GaMEP's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Workshop 2.0, August 31

Chamber members are invited to attend a free Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 Workshop on August 31, 2023. This session is targeted toward the many businesses that work with defense contracts. 

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