Published on: Sep. 13, 2023
Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings & Congratulations for the Week of September 18, 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 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 also offers community therapy to improve 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 The Drayton Hotel Savannah, Curio Collection by Hilton
DATE: September 20, 2023
TIME: 10:00 am
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 Books on Bay
DATE: September 21, 2023
TIME: 11am
LOCATION: 411 Abercorn Street | Savannah GA
Food, friends, and fun—all the right ingredients for a grand re-opening—and you’re invited! Books on Bay is now Books on Bay, The Sequel and is celebrating Thursday, September 21st at its new location, 411 Abercorn (near Clary’s). The fun will begin at 10 am and will continue until 7pm. Highlights include a 10:00 am ribbon-cutting by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and special appearances throughout the day by some of Savannah’s most colorful characters.
Books on Bay has long offered a great selection of vintage books that will bring back good memories and create new ones. Whether you want to solve mysteries with Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, ride the range with the Lone Ranger, explore the world with Shakespeare and Uncle Remus or travel to Oz with Dorothy, Books on Bay has what you’re looking for!


Ribbon Cutting for Madison & 5th
DATE: September 22, 2023
TIME: 12pm
LOCATION: 412 B Whitaker Street | Savannah, GA
Madison & 5th is the premier destination for luxury designer shopping in Savannah and surrounding areas. We focus on high end designer bags, shoes and clothing. More than a store, Madison & 5th is an experience worthy of the luxury items we curate for you.
All media are invited to attend. For more information, contact Chloe Binetti at (917) 680-5964 and or check us out on Instagram @shopmadisonand5th.


Ribbon Cutting for The Fancy Pheasant
DATE: September 20, 2023
LOCATION:Trustee’s Garden – corner of Bay Street and East Broad Street
The Fancy Pheasant will celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m.  The Fancy Pheasant offers a unique shopping experience that beautifully marries the rich history of Savannah with a classic touch, including fine gifts, home decor, and specialty items that exude Southern charm and sophistication.  This exciting event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony, live music to set the mood, and a delightful spread of cocktails and light bites. Guests can explore the store, garden, and outdoor event space surrounding the cottages while shopping a fun array of items at the cutest little shop in Savannah.
In the spirit of giving back to the community, the Fancy Pheasant’s grand opening event will also serve as a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to support the vital work of this charitable organization, which provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill children receiving medical treatment.
For more information, please contact Kristen at


Ribbon Cutting for The Denise Lott Lending Team – Summit Funding Savannah
DATE: September 28
TIME: 3:30-7 pm
LOCATION:  6602 Abercorn Street, Suite 104 Savannah GA 31405
The Denise Lott Lending Team – Summit Funding Savannah will be celebrating the grand opening of our Savannah branch Thursday, September 28th from 3:30pm – 7pm. Please join us for an afternoon of camaraderie, entertainment, and an opportunity to make a positive impact on our community. We strive to be the best and most trusted mortgage lenders around through excellent communication and our mission to always do the right thing. But this gathering isn’t solely about revelry; it’s also an opportunity to give back. We will be hosting a blood drive to benefit our local Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity as they celebrate their 40th year of building homes, community and hope. So, please save the date and join us for an extraordinary event as we cut the ribbon on a new chapter and demonstrate our commitment to our community. We can’t wait to celebrate with you through an afternoon of food, fun, and philanthropy that promises to leave a lasting impact



Ribbon Cutting for VyStar Credit Union’s Savannah Branch
DATE: September 13
TIME: 10:30 am
LOCATION: 477 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Savannah, GA
Vystar Credit Union Celebrated their ribbon Cutting for their new Savannah Branch on September 13th. 

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