Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce News


Bill Shira, Chamber Chair Gulfstream
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon and ½ Marathon was once again a great success, with more than 17,000 runners and their friends and family coming out for the event. The city shined with perfect weather and a route that showcased Savannah’s beauty. 

As 2012 ends, the Chamber will be hosting a number of annual events that keep our members informed and prepare us for the year ahead. Mark the dates for these events in your calendars and make plans to attend, as they are coming up quick.

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.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon Runs Smoothly

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon returned to Savannah on November 1 – 3 with 17,000 runners and attracting people from all 50 states and 6 countries. Read More

Hospitality Partners: Send Visit Savannah Your Holiday Season Closings and Hours

As the holiday season nears, Visit Savannah will be posting a list of holiday hours and closings of member businesses for our visitors on and 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

2012 Annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast | November 28

The Chamber's Governmental Affairs Council will host the annual Eggs & Issues Legislative Breakfast on November 28. Featured guests will be the Chatham County Legislative Delegation. The Chamber will also present its 2013 State Legislative Agenda at this important meeting. 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

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 Chair Jenny 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

Tervis Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate New Savannah Story — Featuring The Lady & Sons | November 16

Tervis, the insulated drinkware leader and a Chamber member, has taken its ‘Always Full of Fun’ tagline to new heights and an entirely new, incredibly fresh place — its store in Savannah! Known for quality American-made insulated tumblers, Tervis showcases its ever-expanding product collections in an atmosphere that reflects the brand’s updated attitude. Read More

Goodwill Job Connection Career Center Ribbon Cutting | November 26

Join fellow Chamber member Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Job Connection Career Center at the West Broad Street YMCA November 26 at 10 a.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

Chamber Members Get 50% Off December Booking for the Ballroom at The American Legion Post 135

Host your holiday party in the historic Ballroom at The American Legion Post 135 located steps away from Forsyth Park. This grand space seats up to 240 guests in an elegant atmosphere. Chamber members that book for a holiday event in the month of December will receive 50% off the standard rate of $995 Sunday to Thursday, or $1795 on Friday and Saturday. Read More

Savannah Technical College Culinary Students Offer Bistro Savoir Artisan Breads and Desserts for Thanksgiving

Introducing Bistro Savoir Artisan Breads and Desserts from the Culinary Institute of Savannah at Savannah Technical College. Our artisan breads and desserts are locally sourced and handmade under the direction of Chef Jean Vendeville, world renowned pastry chef. Read More

Bonny Woods