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

October 2, 2023

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Global Traveler Magazine Presents Savannah with Two 2023 Leisure Lifestyle Awards 

Last week, Global Traveler Executive Carrie Cox visited our Savannah office to hand-deliver two prestigious awards. Savannah was recognized as Global Traveler’s 2023 Leisure Lifestyle Award for “Best Weekend Destination in North America” for a fourth consecutive year and the “Best Historical Attraction in North America” for a second consecutive year!

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Leadership Savannah Delves into Economic Development

Leadership Savannah is holding two programs this month, beginning with Economic Development Day.  The class was welcomed to the Savannah Economic Development Authority by Sr. VP of Marketing & PR Angela Hendrix, who introduced SEDA President & CEO Trip Tollison.Tollison explained how he and a diverse group of government leaders recruited the Hyundai Metaplant project to Bryan County.  The class then traveled to Bryan County to see the massive construction site. Eric Johnson with the Joint Development Authority joined the class to give our windshield tour.

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UK Golf Buyers Visit Savannah

Last week, Visit Savannah President Joseph Marinelli and Left Lane Development COO Pritpal Singh welcomed Mark Nesbit, Chief Buying Officer of Your Golf Travel, and Zak Hussan, Luxury Travel Consultant at The Golf Travel Society, both hailing from the United Kingdom.   

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Email SCAM Alert

It has come to our attention that several of our members may have recently received an email from and purportedly offering the purchase of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Industry Mailing List. This has been proven to be a scam.

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Visit Savannah Attends GSAE's 45th Annual Abit Massey Lecture Series

Jennifer Thompson, Visit Savannah’s Director of Southeast Sales, attended the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) 45th Annual Abit Massey Lecture Series on September 20 in Atlanta. Named after Abit Massey, a distinguished leader in association management in Georgia, Visit Savannah had the honor of serving as a host of the afternoon. 

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Advertise in the 2024 Official Tybee Island Insider's Guide

We are excited to announce that we will be combining Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee Island Insider Guides into one bigger, better and more sustainable guide. This will allow us to create more robust visibility for both destinations. The visitor industry in Savannah and Tybee Island continues to thrive, especially compared with national statistics.

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Leadership Savannah Hosts Law and Order Day

Leadership Savannah recently visited the Chatham County Courthouse to learn about the criminal justice system. The class was hosted by Judge Elizabeth Coolidge of State Court and heard from Judge Elizabeth Gobeil of the Georgia Court of Appeals, Judge Tim Walmsley of Superior Court, Clerk of Superior Court Tammie Mosely, Circuit Public Defender Todd Martin, Sheriff John Wilcher and his Chief Deputy, Gary Taylor. 

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New Accessibility Field in the Extranet

We are asking all of our hospitality members to take a moment to update their member profiles with any Accessibility offerings you might have available. Please select any option that applies to your business within the Member Extranet profile under 'Accessibility.' By communicating your accessibility capabilities to prospective visitors, you can help them plan their trips more easily and confidently.

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Balance Mobile Spa Lends Healing Hands to Chamber Team

Chamber member Mary Holstein, the founder of Balance Mobile Spa, recently extended her warm appreciation to the Savannah Chamber and Visit Savannah team by offering free chair massages. Her mission was simple but heartfelt: to give back to those who work tirelessly to promote the people and city she holds close to her heart. Mary Holstein has expressed her desire to extend this heartfelt "giveback" to several organizations that she believes offer invaluable support to growing businesses in our community. 

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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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Get Your Tickets for 2023 Chamber Business Awards Luncheon▸

Register Your Team to Play in The 2023 Chamber Cup▸


GPA Readies for the Future by Expanding Inland Rail Connectivity▸

Savannah Philharmonic 15th Anniversary Season▸



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