Published on: Sep. 1, 2023
Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings & Congratulations for the Week of September 11, 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 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 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 The Denise Lott Lending Team – Summit Funding Savannah
DATE: September 28
TIME: 3:30-7pm
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 Shots by Somi
DATE: August 39
TIME: 4 p.m.
LOCATION: 41 Park of Commerce Way | Savannah, GA 31401
Shot by Somi Studios, formerly located on the southside of savannah, had its grand re-opening of a 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 took 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 featured 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 attended this landmark event. The Shot by Somi Studios team looks forward to celebrating this exciting new beginning with the Savannah community. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit or contact


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 HOTWORX
DATE: September 8
TIME: 9 a.m.
LOCATION: 7360 Skidaway Road Suite J-3 Savannah, GA
HOTWORX Sandfly will be celebrating their Grand Opening at their brand new studio in the Shops at Sandfly. We will offer free workouts, studio tours, and $1 enrollment to all new members who join on the 8th! This will also be our last offering of our discounted VIP Founding Memberships.  There will be hourly giveaways from our local business to business partners, 20% off HOTWORX retail, and the opportunity to try food and beverages from our partners! Come check out this revolutionary fitness studio that offers 11 different workouts inside of three person infrared saunas that are available to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Can’t wait to see you there!

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