The Chamber hosted its annual Savannah-Chatham Day in Atlanta February 15 with legislative meetings at the state capitol building followed by a seafood reception for State elected and appointed officials, State Legislators, key staff, Chamber members and guests.
The morning meetings and evening reception brought between 400 and 500 Savannah business leaders together with 20 elected or appointed officials, including the Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture Gary Black, Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Joe Jarrard, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation Russell McMurry, Georgia Department of Transportation board member Ann Purcell, , Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson, and Department of Education Superintendent Richard Woods.
The Savannah Chatham Day speakers discussed the Chamber’s 2018 Legislative Agenda and other topics of discussion at the legislative meetings covered everything from tackling Georgia’s dependence on opioids to the role of the National Guard before, during and after weather emergencies, and protecting local agriculture and locally-made products with the Georgia Grown program.
Following the legislative meetings, attendees enjoyed a Savannah-style Lowcountry boil, which was attended by around 250 Savannah business leaders and 550-600 key state and legislative leaders.
Savannah-Chatham Day at the Capitol is an annual event. For information on the Chamber’s legislative priorities, click here.
Thank you to all of our event sponsors!
Georgia International Maritime Trade Center Authority
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
International Longshoreman’s Association 1414
Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
Savannah Economic Development Authority
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Colonial Group, Inc.
City of Garden City
Georgia Tech Savannah
Savannah Area Realtors
Thomas & Hutton
Atlanta Gas Light
Bouhan Falligant Attorneys & Counselors at Law
CHA Consulting, Inc
City of Port Wentworth
City of Tybee
Curtis V. Cooper Primary Healthcare, Inc.
Hussey Gay Bell
J.E. Dunn Construction Co.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
Savannah Pilots Association
Savannah State University
Savannah Technical College
South State Bank
The Kessler Collection
United Community Bank
Wells Fargo Bank