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Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Announces 2013 Awards

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By: Taylor Griffin

October 25, 2013 SAVANNAH, GA. -- The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its members at the annual Business Expo & Awards Banquet at the International Trade and Convention Center on Oct. 24.

"Recognizing the people and communities that help our economy succeed is the main focus of the Business Awards," said Bill Hubbard, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. "We are thankful to these companies for their dedication to serving our area.”

Each year the Chamber honors businesses and individuals that represent all major sectors in the Savannah area’s economy - small business, industry and tourism. Annual awards including Small Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and the Helen V. Head Award were presented to the winners from a long list of potential nominees.

The 2013 award winners are:
- Entrepreneur of the Year - Greg Parker, The Parker Companies
- Environmental Excellence Award - Georgia Ports Authority
- Gulfstream Manufacturer Community Involvement Award - Weyerhaeuser
- Helen V. Head, Small Business Advocate Award - Joe Marchese, Marchese Construction
- Hospitality Business of the Year Award - Leopold's Ice Cream
- Manufacturer's Safety Awards - Industrial Technical Services, Inc.
- Small Business of the Year - Clayton Digital Reprographics, Inc.
- World Trade Center Savannah International Business of the Year - SNF, Inc.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Boaen at 912.644.6458 or

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