Published on: Feb. 2, 2024
Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings & Congratulations for the Week of February 5, 2024

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!


GSC Logistics opens operations in Savannah

GSC, a nationwide 3PL, today announced new operations on the East Coast, extending its national footprint. GSC is amongst the largest 3PLs in Northern California providing drayage and transload services. Through the recent acquisition of MacMillan-Piper, GSC became one of the largest 3PLs in the Pacific Northwest, with drayage and transload services to both the Seattle and Tacoma ports.

GSC has been operating in Northern California for over 35 years and in the Pacific Northwest for more than a decade, adding 55 years of experience with the recent acquisition of MacMillan Piper. The company will replicate the success and strategies leveraged in the Oakland and PNW gateways to break into the Savannah market. Based on extensive planning and investment from the local Savannah and Georgia government entities and port authority in the economic development of the Port and the surrounding area, Savannah is well positioned for long-term growth for importers and exporters alike.

“Our clients understand the need to diversify their import and export strategies to remain agile, and flexible to shifts in the supply chain,” said Scott Taylor, founder, and CEO of GSC. “Opening an office in Savannah allows us to bring the Gold Standard Service our clients have come to expect in our core markets, to the third busiest container gateway in the United States. We’re honored to be a pillar in the community and are excited at the opportunity to contribute to Savannah’s continued economic growth.”

To learn more about drayage, transloading and warehousing provided by the GSC family of companies, please visit our blog.

Migrant Equity Southeast Cuts Ribbon

As the first and only immigrant-led nonprofit of its kind in South Georgia, the team at Migrant Equity Southeast hosted their Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting at their new Main office on Thursday, January 25, 2024, 5–7 p.m. Guests were treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres and tours of the new facility. Migrant Equity Southeast is committed to advocating for immigrant rights and engaging in mutual aid, education and outreach with the migrant and refugee communities of South Georgia. Their services include food assistance, rent assistance, English classes, healthcare assistance, free legal clinics, and more.

Veteran Carriers showcases expansion!

Congratulations to Veteran Carriers on the expansion of their beautiful facility on January 25. Close to a hundred people gathered to see the new facility, located at 20 Telfair Place, Savannah, and enjoy lunch. Cliff White welcomed guests and gave tours to distinguished guests such as US Representative Buddy Carter. Veterans Carriers, who currently owns around 150 trucks, is a veteran operated company and a division of the ARL Network serving the Southeast with the capacity to serve the lower 48 states for intermodal needs.

Spread Bagelry opens first Georgia location.

Spread Bagelry, a Montreal-style bagel establishment, noted the opening of its downtown location at 6 W. State St. with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, January 30. Guests were in awe of the delicious bagels and spreads that are a staple for the brand in Savannah. A large gathering of Ambassadors joined the store manager, Tara Pellegrino during the festivities to welcome her and the brand to the organization and community. Spread Bagelry Bagels are boiled in honey water and baked in a wood-fire oven, which produces a sweeter, chewier, golden-brown crusted bagel.


Outside DMC

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Time: 10 AM
Location: 300 W. River Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Join Outside Brands as they announce a new era in their premiere destination management services with the introduction of the newly branded ‘Outside DMC’. The event will host a ribbon cutting held at their storefront location at Plant Riverside – 300 W. River Street on Wednesday, February 7th at 10AM. After 45 years of creating award winning uniquely crafted guided experiences and 15 years of serving as the area’s go to Destination Management Company, Outside Brands has created the new Outside DMC brand to redefine, reflect, and expand its destination management services.

“Outside Brands has a four-discipline model of Retail, Leisure Recreation, Team and Leadership Development, and Destination Management. The launch of Outside DMC to represent our Destination Management services, ensures that all our business sectors are under the umbrella brand of the Outside name.  We have built our reputation in destination management since 2009 and the new branding reflects the excellent reputation and extensive reach of our company’s name,” said Founder and CEO, Mike Overton.  “We are especially excited to be working in Savannah, which is just being discovered by companies, groups and individuals across the world as a highly aspirational location, much like Charleston was in the 1990s.”

Morgan Stanley Savannah

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Time:  11AM Ribbon cutting; event from 11AM until 2PM
Location: 7402 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Stes. 100 & 200, Savannah, GA 31406

Jose E. Ruiz, branch manager with Morgan Stanley invites you to their upcoming ribbon cutting to celebrate their new, expanded location.  Join the team as they cut the ribbon and invite guests to see the new facility.  Morgan Stanley is a financial advising firm that can help individuals, families, and institutions achieve their financial goals.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC.  Member SIPC.
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