Published on: Jun. 18, 2024
Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings & Congratulations for the Week of June 10-17, 2024

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

Parker’s Kitchen Celebrates New Georgetown Location!

Parker’s Kitchen celebrated the grand opening of its latest location at 1750 Grove Point Road, just off Abercorn Street, on Monday, June 17th. The event featured a lively ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Parker’s Kitchen Founder and CEO Greg Parker and distinguished guests from the Savannah community. Guests had the opportunity to explore the newly designed store and savor the delightful refreshments offered by Parker’s Kitchen.

Chamber CEO & President Bert Brantley started the ceremony by introducing Greg Parker and commending him on reaching this significant milestone. Mayor Van Johnson also spoke, highlighting Greg Parker’s contributions to the Savannah community through job creation and over $30 million in support for local causes, including initiatives benefiting veterans.

During the ceremony, Greg Parker announced the success of Parker’s Kitchen’s round-up campaign, which launched on March 1st and has already raised $250,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). This partnership aims to support local post-9/11 injured veterans and their families, covering essential career development and transition services at no charge.

The round-up campaign in support of WWP will continue until July 4th. Parker’s Kitchen is committed to freshly prepared Southern cuisine onsite. With over 1,400 employees, the company significantly contributes to the community, exemplified by its $30 million in local donations over the past eight years. This expansion underscores Parker’s Kitchen’s dedication to offering Savannah


Baked Bear Savannah
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024 *New Date*
Time: 12 PM *First 50 people receive free dessert of choice*
Location: 319 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

The Forbes and Eater acclaimed Baked Bear is coming to Savannah! The Baked Bear offers over a dozen baked-from-scratch original-recipe cookies and ice cream flavors, giving guests a chance to mix and match cookies or brownies for their top and bottom while choosing their favorite ice cream in the middle. Guests can choose if they want their sandwich rolled in toppings and get their sandwich warmed up. We have 2 cookies of the month flavors that are always changing and a seasonal rotating ice cream flavor. Other offerings include ice cream cups/cones/pints, cookies, sundaes, and Bear Bowls (warm cookie/brownie bowls with ice cream)!

Southern Crafted
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Time: 4-5:30 PM
Location: 114 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Southern Crafted, a home goods store featuring a curated collection of unique, handcrafted pieces sourced from craftsmen across the South, will celebrate our Grand Opening on Tuesday, July 9th, 2024, at 4 PM. Please join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Van Johnson, followed by a store tour and presentation of the work of some of our craftsmen. There will be a door prize, swag bags, and refreshments for attendees. Southern Crafted is owned by Savannah native Ashley McCorkle and his wife, Deborah McCorkle. We hope to help Savannahians decorate their homes and entertain their friends with beautiful, handcrafted goods that express the uniqueness of our region. From fine handmade tableware and kitchenware to barware, find everything you need to entertain in style and embrace the true spirit of the Hostess City.

Help at Home
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: 1149 Cornell Ave. Ste 1A, Savannah, GA 31405

Please join Help at Home for our Savannah office relocation ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1149 Cornell Ave. Ste 1A in Savannah, GA 31405, on July 10, 2024, at 9:30 am! Help us celebrate with refreshments and goodies while mingling with our caregivers, clients, leadership staff, and community members! In our 45+ year history, Help at Home has provided care for individuals, whether it’s ongoing assistance for post-hospital care or just extra help on a regular or intermittent basis; we help individuals within their home, avoiding nursing home or rehab center stays. The cornerstone of our culture is built on quality-focused support for our caregivers at the local level, resulting in creating Great Days and Meaningful Moments for our clients in their homes.

Young Physical Therapy and Wellness
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time: 4 PM
Location: 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Ste 13, Savannah, GA 31410 | Inside Mercer Plaza

Young Physical Therapy and Wellness is excited to announce its ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new location inside Mercer Plaza on Wilmington Island. Owned and operated by Dr. Erin Young PT, DPT, the clinic provides 1:1 concierge physical therapy and wellness services, including injury recovery, post-surgical rehab, sports-specific rehab and training, running gait analysis, vestibular rehab, manual therapy, and functional capacity exams. In addition, Dr. Young is certified in both dry needling and blow flow restriction training and specializes in the treatment of runners of all ages and levels. With over 25 years of experience, she is passionate about helping clients restore movement and mobility to function at their highest and best level. She practices with a holistic approach, incorporating muscle strength, joint mobility, myofascial elements, functional movement, breathing, nutrition, sleep, and mental and social well-being into all her treatment plans. Please join us on July 11th!

Vaden Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Savannah
Date: Friday, July 12, 2024
Time: 2 PM
Location: 1100 Chatham Pkwy, Savannah, GA 31405

Vaden Automotive is pleased to host an official ribbon-cutting event celebrating the grand re-opening of Vaden Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Savannah on Chatham Parkway on Friday, July 12th, at 2 PM. This acquisition brings 4 additional manufacturing brands to the Vaden portfolio of transportation options available to consumers in and around the Savannah market. As part of Vaden’s 12 dealership group, Vaden CDJR Savannah anticipates active engagement in the community with a focus on Education and Literacy under the principles of “The Vaden Way”.

Kitchen Design Solutions
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Time: 3 – 6 PM (cut the ribbon at 4 PM)
Location: The Shops at Sandfly | 7360 Skidaway Rd., Suite A-2 Savannah, GA 31406

Join us at Kitchen Design Solutions for the Grand Opening of our newest location in the Shops at Sandfly on Wednesday, July 31st, from 3-6 PM. Enjoy food, drinks, and a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4 PM. Explore our kitchen cabinet vignettes and get inspired for your next remodel. Founder and CEO Mark Palmer, with over 30 years in the kitchen and bath industry, believes the kitchen is the heart of the home. Our team is dedicated to transforming your kitchen into a space you love, emphasizing aesthetics and functionality to create lasting family memories. Customer satisfaction is our priority. We listen to your needs and deliver exceptional service from start to finish. Like a close-knit family, our team brings passion and creativity to every project. Through their non-profit Palmer Group Cares, the Palmer family supports the community with initiatives like food drives and toy donations. Celebrate with us and start your kitchen transformation journey! See you there!

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