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New Upcoming Business Events for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

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May 16, 2011 -- 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

Leadership Savannah Graduate Program Hosted by Gulfstream
May 18

Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Nicholas D. Chabraja Manufacturing Center at 295 Robert B. Miller Road
Description: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation will host the May Leadership Savannah Graduate Program, offering a brief executive overview of its worldwide operations and a tour of the G650 manufacturing building. Dress is business casual, and closed-toe shoes are required. Photographic equipment, cell phones and cameras are prohibited.
Cost: $25
Contact: R.S.V.P. to Margaret Mary Russell at by Tuesday, May 17. (Reservations are required.)

10th Annual Taste of Downtown Business Connection
May 19

Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Johnson Square – Bull & Congress Streets
Description: Join the excitement by attending the tenth annual Taste of Downtown Business Connection sponsored by Bank of America. Enjoy networking with your fellow Chamber members in beautiful Johnson Square while sampling the delicious specialties of the following wonderful restaurants and caterers:

Alligator Soul
Bar Food
Belford's Savannah Seafood & Steaks
Broughton and Bull Restaurant and Lounge
Carlucci’s Old Style Pizzeria
Corleone's Trattoria
Gigi's Cupcakes
Goose Feathers, an Express Café and Bakery
Jersey’s Pizza
Kayak Kafe'
Leopold’s Ice Cream
Marco's Pizza
Moon River Brewing Company
Mulberry Inn
Repicci's Italian Ice
Richmond Hill City Center
River Street Riverboat Company
Rocks on the River
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Savannah Bee Company
Savannah Mocha Café
Savor… Savannah
Shane's Rib Shack
Sisters of the New South
Smooth Café
Sticky Fingers Smokehouse
Sylvester and Co.- Dream Bar
The Crystal Beer Parlor
The Lady and Sons Catering
The Melting Pot
The Olde Pink House
Uncle Bubba's Oyster House
Vic's on the River
Wild Wing Café

There will be free parking in the Bryan Street Garage (write the word “Taste” on the back of your parking stub). Entertainment will be provided by the Stewart Marshall Band, and the Travelocity Roaming Gnome will make a guest appearance for photo booth pictures, with the photo booth provided by Memories N’ More.

Cost: $10 for Chamber Members; $25 for Member guests
Contact: Susan Smith, 912.644.6434 or

Small Business Council / SMART Lunch Series
June 7

Date: Tuesday, June 7
Time: 11:30 a.m. – Networking; Noon – Luncheon
Location: Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway, 31405
Description: Meet fellow business leaders and professionals during this “Speed Networking” event. Take time to meet your peers and establish business connections that will last. The SMART lunch series is sponsored by Comcast.
Cost: $11 for Members, $25 for Non-members – R.S.V.P. is required by Noon on the Thursday prior
Contact: Susan Smith, 912.644.6434 or

2011 Business Networking Expo & Awards Banquet
June 28

Date: Tuesday, June 28
Time: Vendor to Vendor Social 4 - 5 p.m., Expo 5 - 7 p.m., Awards Banquet 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Savannah Marriott Riverfront Ballroom, 1 General McIntosh Blvd.
Description: The Chamber is proud to host the 2011 Business Networking Expo & Awards Banquet.
The event will showcase Savannah’s premier businesses. Join us for this great networking opportunity. Reserve your booth and nominate a small business today!
Cost: Trade Show Booth – $150, Extra Banquet Tickets – $40 each or $400 per table
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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