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Upcoming Business Events for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

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March 25, 2011 -- For Immediate Release
March 25, 2011
Contact: Melissa Yao

Phone: 912.644.6431 or 912.398.2882

Upcoming Business Events for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
Here you will find information on the upcoming activities in Savannah, with great networking opportunities, business connections, educational opportunities and more. You don’t want to miss these events from the Chamber and Visit Savannah, so mark your calendar today. For more information, please visit or call 912.644.6400.

Chamber’s Annual Membership Campaign Volunteer Training and Campaign Kick-Off
March 29
“Catch the Wave” is the theme for this year’s Membership Campaign. Led by co-chairs Jenny Gentry, Savannah Market President, Wells-Fargo and Rusty Ross, Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, members are encouraged to field a team and join in the fun. The Campaign is very successful in bringing together a variety of professionals representing many different businesses from sales people to customer service assistants and from vice presidents to sole proprietors, these volunteers work at banks, in retail, for insurance companies and every type of company in between.
The benefits are great:
• Learn about the Chamber/ Visit Savannah “product”
• Practice selling techniques
• Make new contacts
• Renew old relationships
• Celebrate at Reward Sessions
• Earn cash for sales!

Campaign Training: (Volunteers only need to attend one training session)
Date: March 29
Time: 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Location: Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 101 E. Bay Street

Campaign Kick-Off:
Date: March 31
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Location: 10 Downing at Churchill’s Pub, 13 W. Bay Street

Attend one of the training opportunities to get all the details. R.S.V.P. is required to Susan Smith, 912.644.6434 or

Exploring Ireland Informational Webinars
April 3, 13 and 28
Exploring Ireland, a tour designed exclusively for the Savannah Chamber on October 15 – 22, visits Dublin and Killarney. The informational webinars will explain the benefits, opportunities and trip details. See for instructions.

Dates:Monday, April 4 at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 28 at 10 a.m.
Contact: Karen Neubauer at 912.598.8000 to register for the trip.

April Small Business Council / SMART Lunch Series
April 5

Date: Tuesday, April 5
Time: 11:30 a.m. – Networking; Noon –Luncheon
Location:Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway
Cost: $11 – R.S.V.P. is required by Noon on the Thursday prior to the event
Description: LTC Jose L. Aguilar will be presenting "Ft Stewart/Hunter AAF - Supporting the Defense of Our Nation." The SMART lunch series is sponsored by Comcast.
Contact: Susan Smith, 912.644.6434 or

Special Member Discount for “Grow Your Business through Google”
April 14

Date: Thursday, April 14
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center
Cost:$49 for Chamber Members (enter discount code: googlesv)
$75 for non-Chamber Members
(Program includes lunch with early-bird registration by April 10)
Description: Google is coming to Georgia to offer a 3 hour interactive workshop in partnership with The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. Attendees will receive a $50 Google AdWords coupon that can be used for new and existing AdWords accounts.
Contact: To register, go to or call The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at 912.651.3200.

Savannah Sand Gnats Business Connection
April 21

Date: Thursday, April 21
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Historic Grayson Stadium
1401 E. Victory Dr.
Description: The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed-up with the Savannah Sand Gnats for a fun-filled night at the ball park. Enjoy great networking and delicious food from the best ball park concession area in the business at Land Shark Landing. Cost includes a ticket to the 7:30 p.m. Savannah Sand Gnats vs. the Lexington Legends baseball game. No R.S.V.P. necessary.
Cost: $15 for Chamber members; $30 for Member guests
Contact: For more information contact Susan Smith at 912.644.6434 or

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The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is a business organization managed by a volunteer board of directors. The Chamber encompasses Visit Savannah, Ambassadors Council, the CEO Council, Communities in Schools, Drug-Free Workplace, Greater Savannah Sports Council, Governmental Affairs Council, Leadership Savannah, Legends of Golf, Manufacturers and Distributors Council, Military Affairs Council, Owner’s Council, Savannah Compact Education Council, Small Business Council, Trustees Council, and Tybee Island Tourism Council.

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