Events Around Savannah From Savannah Area Chamber Of Commerce

Bill Shira, Chamber Chair


The Chamber is hosting its 2nd Annual Savannah River Oyster Roast Business Connection Thursday, December 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This event drew more than 250 professionals to the River Lawn at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in its first year last December. Like all of our Business Connections, it gave those people the opportunity to network and spread the word about what makes their product or service so unique. I encourage you to come out and take advantage of this chance to mingle with other Chamber members in a relaxed, picturesque setting, while enjoying oysters and beverages. This event is coming up quick, so mark your calendars and plan to attend!
There are many other happenings going on now and in the weeks ahead, and you can find information on them in the events section below.
Please remember to support the Chamber and our fellow members by doing business with other Chamber members. For more information, visit or call 912.644.6400.

Restaurants, Tours, Museums and Attractions: Tell Visit Savannah Your Holiday Hours

Visit Savannah is posting opening and closing holiday hours for hospitality partners on its Savannah Secrets blog. Restaurants, tours, museums and attractions: Let Visit Savannah know your Christmas and New Year's Day openings and closings or special hours. Read More

Visit Savannah Staff Member featured on National Tourism Association (Attach headshot)

Visit Savannah’s Mindy Shea, Director of Tour and Travel, was recently featured in an article on the National Tourism Association (NTA) website. Read More

Meet Our New Chamber Members

We are excited to welcome this week’s new members to the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce! Read More

Savannah Harbor Foundation Festival of Lights | November 23 – January 1

On November 23, the Road Course at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island will become a twinkling wonderland, home to more than 60 larger-than-life lighted, holiday-themed displays. This one of a kind, experiential, interactive holiday lights event will surely become a beloved family holiday tradition for years to come, and Visit Savannah is proud to be a partner in it. Read More

The ENMARK Savannah River Bridge Run | December 1

Run, walk or crawl across the finish line at the South’s toughest bridge run! This event will feature a 5K, 10K and the Double Pump that includes both. Don’t forget to show your imaginative side and dress in your most impressive costume. Read More

December Small Business Council SMART Luncheon | December 4

Join Chamber Chairman Bill Shira, Vice President of Marketing with Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, for his presentation on the benefits of small businesses working together and how they can develop relationships with big businesses. Read More

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 2nd Annual Savannah River Oyster Roast Business Connection | December 6

Join us on the beautiful Westin River Lawn for the second annual Chamber Oyster Roast Business Connection to be held Riverside! Great view, delicious fare, beverages and the company of fellow business professionals are sure to make this a memorable evening. Read More

2012 Annual Meeting | December 13

At the Annual Meeting, the Chamber will reflect on our 2012 accomplishments and review the 2013 Program of Work. The Chamber will also take this opportunity to recognize 2012 Chamber Board Chair Bill Shira, Vice President of Marketing at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, as he passes the gavel to incoming Board ChairJenny Gentry, City President of Wells Fargo. Read More

2013 Economic Outlook Luncheon | January 17

The Economic Outlook Luncheon is held in collaboration with the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and Armstrong Atlantic State University. Read More

DATE CHANGE — Make Plans to Attend Savannah Chatham Day | January 31

Each year, more than 200 Chamber members and local elected leaders travel to Atlanta to meet with our state elected officials while also providing some Southern hospitality. Meetings will be held at the State Capitol at 2 p.m., with the annual Seafood Festival taking place at the Georgia Railroad Depot starting at 5 p.m. Read More

Chamber Members Invited to B. Matthew’s Eatery Re-Opening Party | November 29

Join Jennifer and Brian Huskey of the Gaslight Group to celebrate the reopening of B. Matthews Eatery November 29 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. to see the restaurant’s recent renovation. Read More

Paula Deen and the Family of The Lady & Sons Ribbon Cutting | November 29

Join Paula Deen and the Family of The Lady & Sons, Chamber members, for the ribbon cutting celebration of their new event rental space Thursday, November 29 at 10 a.m. Read More

Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy — $5 Off for Chamber Members | November 29– December 2

Come experience a magical Disney fantasy on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney/Pixar's Cars race across the ice. Read More

Harkleroad Diamonds & Fine Jewelry Open House and Engagement Ring Giveaway | December 1

Harkleroad Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, 7300 Abercorn St., will celebrate its annual holiday open house on December 1, with extended store hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day’s activities include a Slane trunk show held all day, entertainment and hors d’oeuvres from 3 – 5 p.m. and the winner of an engagement ring contest announced at 5 p.m. Drawings will be held throughout the day for a Slane ring, diamond earrings, a gentleman’s Hamilton watch and more. Read More

Land Rover Hilton Head Open House Celebration | December 6

Chamber member Land Rover Hilton Head invites you to an open house celebrating the arrival of the all-new Range Rover on Thursday, December 6 from 5: 30 – 7:30 p.m. Read More

Tervis hosts Ribbon Cutting with the help from Bobby Deen

Tervis, the American-made insulated drinkware leader and a Chamber member, celebrated the opening of their new Savannah store on 111 W. Congress St., Ste. 102, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 16. Read More

Digital Media Memories, LLC Offering Chamber Member Discount for Holiday Portraits

Digital Media Memories, LLC will be offering holiday portrait mini sessions at its new studio location, 125 Park of Commerce Drive in Savannah. The session includes up to four people and images will be presented to clients on a CD within two to three business days with a print release. Read More

Chamber Members get Free Selection of Appetizer’s on Holiday Luncheon or Dinner at Carabba’s

Carabba’s Savannah, a Chamber member, would like to offer a free Chef’s selection of appetizers to any chamber member who books a Holiday Luncheon or Dinner for 10 or more guests between now and January 31. Read More

Holiday Gift Certificates for a Variety of Classes offer 15% Discounts for Chamber Members

Chamber members can enjoy 15 % off holiday gift certificates for all 27 different professional education classes offered at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah from January through June of next year. Read More

Chamber Members get 10% Off Food for Booking Holiday Party at the Hilton Savannah Desoto

Celebrate this year and spread holiday cheer! This holiday season, the Hilton Savannah Desoto has partnered with Savannah Feed the Hungry to assist local families that are in need. Book your holiday party with the Hilton Savannah DeSoto, and the Hilton Savannah DeSoto will donate a turkey to a local family in need for every 40 guests in attendance. Read More

Book Churchill’s for Your Office Christmas Party — Chamber Members get 10% Discount

Chamber members receive a 10% discount at Churchill’s in either the 10 Downing or Churchill’s Underground private venues during November and December. Read More

Bonny Woods