Published on: Aug. 25, 2023
Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings & Congratulations for the Week of August 28, 2023

Please support your fellow Chamber members by attending these upcoming ribbon-cutting and grand opening events, and join us in congratulating the below members who recently hosted a celebration!

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings:

Ribbon cutting for Shots by Somi
DATE: August 29
TIME: 4 p.m.
LOCATION: 41 Park of Commerce Way | Savannah, GA 31401
Shot by Somi Studios, formerly located on the southside of Savannah, is thrilled to announce the grand re-opening of its new, centrally-located studio. Nestled on Park of Commerce Way, the new location boasts a fresh look and is primed to better serve the Savannah community. The new space is specifically designed to elevate the in-studio photography experience for customers, while continuing to offer Shot by Somi Studios’ esteemed onsite and special event photography services.
“We are incredibly excited about this new chapter,” said Somi Benson-Jaja, ” the new location not only enhances accessibility for our clients but also aligns with our mission to provide top-notch photography services. We are committed to capturing those special moments in a space that resonates with creativity.”
The grand re-opening celebration will take place Tuesday August 29th, from 4:00pm-7:00pm, at 41 Park of Commerce way Suite 303, with the Ribbon Cutting at 4:30pm. The event will feature live music, small bites, special promotions, and an opportunity to view the new Shot by Somi Studios.
Community members, media representatives, and photography enthusiasts are cordially invited to attend this landmark event. The Shot by Somi Studios team looks forward to celebrating this exciting new beginning with the Savannah community. For more information about the grand re-opening or to schedule an appointment, please visit or contact


Ribbon Cutting for The Drayton Hotel Savannah, Curio Collection by Hilton
DATE: August 30
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION:7 Drayton St | Savannah, GA 31401
Join us for this special event that will start at 9 a.m. for media interviews. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will kick off at 10a.m. with the cutting of the ribbon, followed by festivities including Dottie’s light bites and Drayton coffee in the Living Room until 11am.
The Drayton Hotel Savannah, Curio Collection by Hilton is located in Savannah’s Historic District and reinvents one of Savannah’s oldest buildings dating from the 1890s. Carefully restored to embrace the building’s 19th century exterior and the charm of the surrounding neighborhood, The Drayton Hotel strikes the perfect balance of honoring its historic roots while offering a contemporary, luxury experience with modern amenities. The Drayton features 50 rooms and suites, and signature culinary and beverage experiences including St. Neo’s Brasserie, a classic French restaurant inspired by the Lowcountry, The Vinyl Room, an intimate cocktail lounge, and the Pendant Terrace and Bar, a vibrant rooftop bar with unmatched City Hall, Savannah River, and Historic District views. With an atmosphere as dynamic and hospitable as the city itself, the hotel’s living and entertaining spaces embrace the essence of a historic Savannah residence where guests instantly feel like they’re welcomed home.
Tours of the property will also be available. We hope you can join us for this special event!


Ribbon Cutting for The Savannah Irish Festival
DATE: September 6
TIME: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 2603 Whitaker Street | Savannah, GA
Join The Savannah Irish Festival Committee on Wednesday, September 6, at Victory North! The Savannah Irish Festival was founded in 1993 and is celebrating their 30th anniversary.The Commitee will announce plans for the 2024 festival during the ribbon cutting.


Ribbon Cutting for Fontaine’s On Bay 
Date: September 7
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location:  214 E Bay St Savannah Ga 31401
Fontaine’s on Bay is a historic wedding & event venue on Factor’s Walk in Downtown Savannah. Boasting original 19th-century woodwork and exposed brick, the space offers breathtaking views of the Savannah River in an intimate setting. Located just one block from City Hall and only steps away from Love Lock Bridge and Emmet Park, Fontaine’s on Bay is where you’ll find unforgettable.


Ribbon Cutting for VyStar Credit Union’s Savannah Branch
DATE: September 13
TIME: 10:30am
LOCATION: 477 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah, GA
You are cordially invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for VyStar Credit Union’s Savannah Branch Thursday, August 17 at 10:30am. Please RSVP by August 11th at
See you there!


Ribbon Cutting for Sonshine Therapy Clinic
DATE: September 18, 2023
TIME: 5-6 p.m.
LOCATION: 5105 Paulsen St Suite 100 | Savannah, GA
Sonshine Therapy is excited to welcome you on Monday September 18th at 5pm to tour the expansion of their therapy clinic. Sonshine Therapy is a pediatric outpatient clinic offering exceptional speech, occupational, and physical therapy services to children Birth – 18 years of age. Sonshine therapy is a team of 12 multidisciplinary therapists including 6 speech therapists, 4 occupational therapists, and two physical therapists. They recently won Connect Best of Savannah for OT/ Speech and were a clinic finalist. Sonshine offers community therapy as well to bring improved access to therapy services in the Savannah community. Our motto is to “Be The Sonshine” for our families and their children. We strive to increase the quality of life for children facing obstacles in their development. Follow us on facebook and social media.



Ribbon Cutting for Bull Street Estates Sales
DATE: August 23
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
LOCATION: 1101 Eisenhower Dr | Savannah, GA
Bull Street Estates Sales celebrated the opening of their new location at 1101 Eisenhower Dr. (in Savannah Ga.) with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 10:30am. Recently Bull Street Estate Sales and Consignments was forced to relocate after 17yrs of operating their business at 2819 Bull Street, Savannah Georgia. Owned by Lisa and Craig Arcos, Bull Street Estate Sales and Consignments offers a wide array of finely curated home décor and collectibles items including: fine furnishings, imported rugs, artwork, jewelry, lamps and chandeliers and so much more! The items consigned to the shop come from homes from Savannah, Bluffton, Hilton Head and St Simons areas. In addition to the items available in their shop at Eisenhower Drive, Bull Street Estate Sales and Consignments are available to conduct onsite Estate Sales and Estate Appraisals. For further information regarding consignments or Estate Sales, contact 912-443-9353 or email

Ribbon Cutting for Bloom Consulting Firm
DATE: August 24
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:2 E Bryan Street | Savannah, GA
Bloom Consulting Firm relocated its headquarters to Savannah, GA, and had its official grand opening on Thursday, August 24, 2023 , from 4 pm-7 pm. Bloom Consulting Firm is a woman-owned business founded in 2020 in Louisville, KY, and has been serving many clients throughout the Southeast for the past 3 years. Having carved our niche as a force to be reckoned with in Branding, Marketing, and Sales, our expansion to your vibrant city isn’t merely a new office. It’s a commitment. A commitment to unleash untapped potentials, to foster creativity, and to pave the way for businesses to not just grow, but to bloom. We can’t wait to start working with you! To learn more about Bloom Consulting Firm, please visit our website: or email us at

Ribbon Cutting for Savannah Airbrush
DATE: August 25
TIME: 11 a.m.
LOCATION: 1190 King George Blvd. #A9 | Savannah, GA
Artist and Owner Casey Moritz has brought her years of airbrushing experience in Pennsylvania to the Savannah community. The studio, located on the Southside in Georgetown, offers all forms of airbrushing on just about any item imaginable! From traditional t-shirts and apparel to helmets and guitars, and any item in between, Casey can make your ideas a reality. The studio also offers custom printed items- we can create one item or 100’s depending on your need. Banners to buttons, backpacks to wallets, we can create a custom gift that’s sure to please. Savannah Airbrush held their Ribbon Cutting on Friday August, 25, and held another family-based event for locals to see the items they offer and participate in the activities! Kids made their own buttons, created spin art paintings, Visited with local fire trucks, met with Tinkerbell, who made a visit at Balanced You Natural Emporium. There was cake, sno-balls, and other specials from the wonderful businesses located in the Village at Georgetown Plaza. For more information and details, please visit our Facebook page:

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