Published on: Oct. 31, 2022
Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings & Congratulations for the Week of October 31, 2022

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

Ribbon Cutting for Center Parc Credit Union
DATE: November 4, 2022 11:00 am
LOCATION: 5698-A Ogeechee Road, an outparcel of the Berwick Marketplace
Center Parc Credit Union will host a ribbon cutting at its new Savannah-area flagship financial center on Friday, November 4, 2022. The new comprehensive financial services center becomes Center Parc Credit Union’s first stand-alone facility in the Savannah area, as its two existing branches in the area are located inside large retail stores.
Center Parc Credit Union officials, members, invited guests and the community will gather for the Grand Opening at 11 a.m. at 5698-A Ogeechee Road, an outparcel of the Berwick Marketplace, to cut the ribbon on the completed structure.
Since Center Parc Credit Union makes supporting the communities it serves a priority, the new 6,200 square-foot flagship building includes several community-oriented features. For instance, groups can utilize a community room for meetings without charge. The building also features amenities including a coffee bar and a technology station for credit union members
This becomes the third Center Parc Credit Union facility in the Savannah market.
The new flagship location is open Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. -1 p.m., with 24-hour drive-up ATM and ITM services Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Chatham, Effingham or Bryan counties or several other counties in Georgia can become a member of Center Parc Credit Union.
For more information, call 800-849-8431, email or visit online at

Ribbon Cutting for Smithereens
DATE: November 4, 2022 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Smithereens (410 West Jones St. | Savannah, GA)
Smithereens will celebrate the opening of its physical location at 410 West Jones Street on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 1 pm. At Smithereens in downtown Savannah, be a bull in a china shop and break stuff to your heart’s content in one of our three smash rooms. Vent your rage and frustrations, celebrate an occasion, or just come to have fun! Available for groups of 1-50 for individual smash sessions, date nights, team building exercises, bachelor/ette parties, birthday parties, divorce parties, and more.

Ribbon Cutting for Parker’s Kitchen
DATE: November 21, 2022 11:00 am
LOCATION: 7 DeRenne Avenue (at DeRenne and White Bluff) | Savannah, GA
Parker’s Kitchen will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Savannah store on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the iconic globe site at the corner of DeRenne Avenue and White Bluff Road. The company’s 73rd retail location offers award-winning, Southern-inspired food prepared fresh on-site, including hand-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders, savory mac ‘n’ cheese and a hot bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The new store also features gourmet coffee, 28-degree beer, fountain drinks with Chewy Ice, freshly brewed sweet tea, high-quality fuel and a wide range of convenience items. Headquartered in Savannah, Parker’s has been honored as the national Convenience Store Chain of the Year by Convenience Store Decisions and was recently voted the #3 Best Gas Station Brand in America by USA Today readers.


Congratulations to The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension on their ribbon cutting
DATE: October 26, 2022 6:00 pm
LOCATION: 6 East State Street | Savannah, GA
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension announced the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting of its 6 East State location with the Savannah Chamber of Commerce.
6 East State is a ministry site for the Lutheran Church of the Ascension in historic downtown Savannah on Wright Square. Opening in June 2022, the congregation began hosting events that build on our faith, service to others, historic traditions, and music. The activities range from offering a midweek contemplative communion service, Jazz Vespers with other music events, Brown Bag Speakers Series, serving once a month hot meal to the hungry, along with a community service projects.

Congratulations to Brooklands Savannah on their ribbon cutting
DATE: October 27, 2022 5:00 pm – October 27, 2022 7:00 pm
LOCATION: 1446 Dean Forest Road | Savannah, GA
Brooklands Savannah, the only classic and exotic car dealership in Savannah. Upon entering you will be in our beautiful showroom and offices where we always have several different types of cars on display and for sale. Continuing to the back you will be able to see Savannah’s only 20,000 SF temperature-controlled storage area where your special vehicle can be safely stored along with many other classic cars, muscle cars and exotic cars belonging to our many auto enthusiast clients. You do not want to miss taking a personal tour of this fantastic car lovers’ facility. For more information you can go to

Congratulations to St. Andrew’s School on their ribbon cutting
DATE: October 27, 2022
LOCATION: 601 Penn Waller Rd | Savannah, GA
St. Andrew’s School celebrated the ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Colonial Group Court. The facility will serve as an assembly location for lower school children in addition to hosting youth sports like basketball, volleyball, and cheerleading.

Congratulations to Lux Drug Testing Center on their ribbon cutting
DATE: October 28, 2022 5:00 pm
LOCATION: 102 Oglethorpe Professional Ct. Ste 4B, Savannah, GA 31406
Lux Drug Testing Center is proud to be the first black locally owned minority drug testing center in Savannah Ga. Lux Drug Testing Center mission: Working to keep the low country safe with our services. Lux Drug Testing Center offers DOT and NON-DOT testing with our 24/7 service between our brick and mortar and onsite capabilities. We are here to serve Savannah and Surrounding Counties.

Congratulations to Chez Carole Paulo Int’l Restaurant & Catering on their ribbon cutting
DATE: October 29, 2022 11:30 am
LOCATION: 11215 Abercorn St, Suite 10 | Savannah Georgia
Chez Carole Paulo Int’l Restaurant & Catering is international and serves a varieties of dishes: Haitian, American, Asian, Italian, Mexican and Indian.
All the dishes are prepared from scratch, using fresh products and fresh herbs. What makes the restaurant unique is that each dish is full of a lot flavors and the taste is amazing.
Chef Carole has been working in food service for over 25 years and now opens her own restaurant to share her favorite dishes and great food to the community.

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