SCORE’s State of Small Business in Chatham County event was held last week in Savannah, focusing on the opportunities ahead for small businesses in the area. The event featured speeches from several local leaders and experts, including Bert Brantley, the CEO of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and Joseph Marinelli, the President of Visit Savannah. Marinelli discussed the impact of the pandemic on the local tourism industry, highlighting the steps taken by Visit Savannah to support businesses and promote the city as a safe and attractive destination for visitors. Brantley spoke about the broader economic landscape in Georgia, emphasizing the state’s strong support for small businesses and the importance of collaboration between government, business, and community leaders.
Overall, the event provided valuable insights into the current state of small business in Chatham County and the region, as well as actionable strategies for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to navigate the challenges ahead.