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2012 Business Expo and Awards Banquet is One Week Away

100 Exhibitors at Expo
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By: Calli Arnold

October 18, 2012 SAVANNAH, GA -- The 2012 Business Expo and Awards Banquet is giving attendees opportunities they can't get elsewhere. With 100 exhibitors that include a variety of businesses, guests will be able to interact directly with potential partner, clients and more while learning about the products and services available to them from Chamber members.

The Business Expo will last from noon to 5 p.m. and will include top-notch, informative trainings scheduled throughout the day.

Speakers for these educational presentations are Peter Yesawich of MMGY Global, and LeRoy Maughan of FranklinCovey. Yesawich is highly respected in the tourism and travel industries as one of the premier experts on the habits and preferences of American travelers and he has appeared on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, BBC World and National Public Radio. Maughan consults with top corporations, small businesses, the U.S. military, auto makers and more about how to foster an environment that maximizes creative thinking and productivity.

From 5 – 7 p.m., the Business Expo exhibits will remain open for networking and a cocktail hour reception. There will be no admission fee for this reception; however, a cash bar will be available.

A seated dinner will follow at 7 p.m., where the Annual Business Awards will be presented. Awards will represent all major sectors in Savannah’s economy - small business, manufacturing and tourism.

Tickets for entry into the expo and the education portion from noon to 5 p.m. are $5 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. There is no charge for entry into the 5 - 7 p.m. Admission to the Annual Awards Banquet and Dinner is $40 per person or $400 for a table of 10. Reservations for the Awards Banquet and Dinner are required, and space is limited.

Thank you to our sponsors - Principals: City of Savannah, Georgia Power Company, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Stage Front Presentation Systems, Wells Fargo, World Trade Center Savannah and WSAV; supporting: The Chatham Commerce Club, Express Employment Professionals, Gas South, Georgia Southern University, Industrial Technical Services, Inc., Infinity, Inc. and PSAV.

For more information, please contact, Small Business & Events Manager, Cally D’Angelo at 912.644.6459 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.

Phone: 912.644.6429

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