May Message From Savannah Traffic Club President, David
Welcome to May,
From where I sit, it appears as though business in most areas of our industry has begun to pick up. Freight tonnage is on the rise, warehouse and cross dock activity has companies hiring again, and the general buzz about town appears to be very positive.
April was a very busy month for the Traffic Club as well. We had the privilege of welcoming new additions to the STC Board of Directors: Kelly James of Bridge Terminal Transport, David Hahne of Savannah Transportation Services, Karin Hogan of Port City Logistics and Michael Holcombe of Comtrak Logistics. The success of any organization relies heavily on the active involvement of its board and membership. I salute you all for making yourselves available for the greater good of us all, thank you.
One of the key highlights from last month was the annual Savannah Traffic Club Golf Classic held at Crosswinds Golf Club. The weather was outstanding as 105 golfers gave up an afternoon in the office to support the golf outing with proceeds going directly to the Georgia Southern University Scholarship Fund. The new owners of Crosswinds Golf Club, Chris and Leslie Gallea were most hospitable and got their first taste of what the transportation and logistics community looks like here in southeast Georgia. A huge thank you goes out to all of you who played, hosted or sponsored the event.
Mark your calendars now for June 8th as STC continues its quarterly “Lunch and Learn” Series. These events are planned and scheduled around the lunch hour and should be another great opportunity to network with others within the transportation community here in Savannah. Details on exact location, time, topic and speakers will soon follow.
Excitement is also building as Robert Pettigrew of D. J. Powers Co., Inc. heads up the team that is busy making plans for next year’s Traffic Club International Conference to be held here in Savannah Georgia the fall of 2011. This annual conference will give all of us in Savannah an opportunity to show off our city and commitment to the industry on a National stage. Anyone interested in helping those plans should contact either me or Robert so we can get you plugged in right away.
I would again like to thank all of you for the support, and invite you to get further involved with the Savannah Traffic Club as we look toward the future. Take some time and visit our web site: www.savannahtrafficclub.org and consider joining the club.
David “Fish” Mihuta
President, Savannah Traffic Club