Press Releases

Catch up on the Chamber’s most news-worthy stories.

May 21, 2020
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Visit Savannah is happy to announce Jeff Hewitt, CDME, senior vice president at Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee, was recognized as a member of Connect Association magazine’s “15 Over 50.” The honor highlights the top professionals in the events industry. Connect Association is a national, B2B magazine that provides resources and ideas […]
April 16, 2020
April 16-Since before either the mayor or the governor issued orders to shelter in place and avoid contact outside of the home, Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee’s communications team have been planning ahead for the time when restrictions are lifted and the first signs of recovery are apparent. Visit Savannah has prepared a marketing campaign […]
March 5, 2020
March 5-The Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus honored Visit Savannah and its partners with the first-ever “Travelblazer” Award at its 2020 Winter Conference recently. The honor was conferred for the group’s work to bring a Savannah Landing Point exhibit to the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience museum in New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland. Savannah Landing Point opened […]
December 4, 2019
December 4–The Savannah Area Chamber held its annual Eggs & Issues Legislative Breakfast at the Marriott Riverfront Savannah this morning, featuring members of the Chatham County legislative delegation as honored guests. Members of the delegation discussed issues currently being discussed in Atlanta and gave local constituents opportunities to have their voices heard. At the breakfast, […]
November 21, 2019
November 21–SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced that the Savannah Sports Council has been recognized as a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award winner. Award winning destinations and venues for youth and amateur sports will be honored in the January […]
September 10, 2019
September 10–The Savannah Area Chamber Leadership Savannah selections committee has chosen 45 current and potential leaders in the community to make up its 2019-2020 class. These professionals are active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations. Leadership Savannah strives to select candidates who reflect the diversity of Savannah’s economy. The 2019-2020 class is: […]
July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019–Recently, Leadership Savannah hosted a graduation ceremony at the Savannah Yacht Club for its 40 members of the 2018-2019 class. The 2018-2019 graduating class consists of: Laura Ballock Barge, Design Solutions, Inc Arthur Best, Economic Opportunity Authority (EOA) Savannah-Chatham Christopher Boyer, Georgia Power Company Kendra Boyle, EmployAbility Melissa Brophy, The Greenery, Inc. Candace […]
June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019–The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses last night at its annual Business Awards Banquet, held at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront. Each year, the Chamber recognizes standout leaders in the community and honors individuals and businesses that represent local economic drivers including hospitality, manufacturing and small business. 2019 award recipients are […]
June 3, 2019
June 3, 2019 — The June 23 application deadline for the 2019-2020 Leadership Savannah Class is fast approaching! The one-year program will be limited to 42 people and the selections committee is seeking representation from a cross-section of the community, including those active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations and ethnic and […]
April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019 — State and local officials joined executives from Allegiant Travel Company last week as the company announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport. Allegiant’s growth plans in the state include creating at least 66 new, high-wage jobs. The Las Vegas-based company is investing $50 million to […]
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