Published on: Nov. 2, 2016
Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings and Member Coupons for the Week of 11/7/16

Please support your fellow Chamber members by attending these upcoming ribbon cutting and grand opening events.

Upcoming Events:


You are invited to join Savannah Square Pops owners Tara, Royce & Judd as they cut the ribbon on Savannah’s FIRST gourmet Popsicle store! The business is locally-owned and operated and located at 347 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Event highlights will include door prizes and complimentary samplings of gourmet popsicles made with fresh herbs and the finest organic ingredients. The grand opening will be Wednesday, November 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. The store will be collecting food for the local nonprofit charity America’s Second Harvest Food Bank as well as donating a percentage of the profits from the store during the month of November to the Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF). Learn about Savannah Square Pops’s special services and products for corporate events, private parties, birthdays, tour groups, weddings and charity fundraisers! For more info on Savannah Square Pops, visit them on Facebook or their website.

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: 347 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd



Roots Southern Salon located at 310 East Bay Street will be hosting a grand opening event Friday, November 11 from 5-8:30 p.m. and will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music and a silent auction to benefit the Greenbriar Children’s Home. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Roots Southern Salon is a Redken salon and Savannah’s only hair salon offering a unique salon experience overlooking the Savannah River. To schedule an appointment, please contact the salon at 912.239.5181.

Date: Friday, November 11
Time: 5-8:30 p.m.
Location: 310 East Bay Street



Stop N Stor Self-Storage Centers will host their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, November 15 at 11 a.m. to celebrate the opening of our newest facility in the Savannah area. This is a state of the art facility providing climate controlled and non-climate units with 24-hour gated access 7 days a week

Guests in attendance will enjoy a light lunch provided by Baldinos Subs and tours of the facility. Visit to reserve your unit today!

Date: Tuesday, November 15
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: 2180 Benton Blvd. Savannah, Ga 31407 (at the corner of Benton Blvd and Highlands Blvd)



Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will open its new Savannah flagship store on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 9 am. As the community’s partner in workforce development, Goodwill trains people to work – because jobs change lives.

Through the community’s support of Goodwill’s stores, donation centers and business services Goodwill is able to help individuals in overcoming barriers and disabilities with a hand up, not a hand out. As a result, they delivered more than 7,020 hours of youth mentorship with our Good Guides program, placed 1,401 individuals into employment and served more than 5,100 people in our Job Connection Centers in 2015.

Date: Thursday, November 17
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: 220 Eisenhower Drive


Congratulations to the Following Members:



Join the Chamber in congratulating Optim Surgery Center on the first surgery center of its kind in our region. From evaluation and surgery to overnight recovery and individualized rehabilitation, Optim Surgery Center offers you everything in one convenient location. Optim’s specialized physicians and staff use today’s most advanced technology with one goal in mind. To learn more, visit



Congratulations to Shelley Choquette, Josh Bernardini and staff on the opening of Planet Fitness Savannah located at 1100 Eisenhower Drive. Guests enjoyed appetizers, live music, door prizes, and great networking. Guests were asked to bring 2 cans of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank! To learn more, visit



Congratulations to Mariner Grove Luxury Apartments on their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Guests enjoyed a Day of the Dead theme, complete with live music from The Accomplices, signature cocktails, light bites, and an unveiling of the new homes. Stop by to see Savannah’s newest luxury apartment community located just minutes from downtown at 2010 East President Street. Visit to learn more.



The Detail Department, a consulting firm specializing in event planning and public relations, recently marked its 10th anniversary with a cocktail reception. About 150 clients, vendors and associates attended the private event.

Owner Tammy Moseley Ray has spent more than 20 years planning events in various capacities. Her background includes serving as the director of the Tourism Leadership Council, the sales and marketing manager for a franchisee of 24 Hardee’s restaurants, the director of a career program for the Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America and a writer for the Savannah Morning News.

The Detail Department has planned art shows, awards dinners, book launch parties, conferences, customer appreciation events, galas, golf and tennis tournaments, groundbreaking ceremonies, luncheons, ribbon cuttings, swearing-in ceremonies and more.

Guests of the anniversary event were given supplies in a gift box and asked to participate in a note writing campaign to small business owners as a way of paying forward the encouragement Ray has received since starting her business. The campaign and event photos can be found on Facebook by searching #DecadeOfDetails. For more information, visit

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