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New Upcoming Business Events for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

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April 12, 2011 --

For Immediate Release
April 12, 2011
Contact: Melissa Yao
Phone: 912.644.6431 or 912.398.2882
E-mail: MYao@SavannahChamber.com


New 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 www.SavannahChamber.com or call 912.644.6400.

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
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 SSmith@SavannahChamber.com

Exploring Ireland Informational Webinars
April 13 and 28


Dates: Wednesday, April 13 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 28 at 10 a.m.
Description: 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 SavannahChamber.com for instructions.
Contact: Karen Neubauer at 912.598.8000 to register for the trip.

Seminar
April 27

Date: Wednesday, April 27
Description: This live seminar will explain the benefits, opportunities and trip details in a group setting at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. See SavannahChamber.com for details.

Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Large Conference Room
Contact: R.S.V.P. to Karen Neubauer at 912.598.8000.

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 www.savannahsbdc.org 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 7:05 p.m. Savannah Sand Gnats vs. the Lexington Legends baseball game. The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament is a sponsor. 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 SSmith@SavannahChamber.com

Chamber of Commerce/Visit Savannah Open House
April 26

Date: Tuesday, April 26
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.; 6 p.m. – brief program
Location: 101 E. Bay Street; Large Conference Room
Description: All businesses interested in joining the Chamber are invited to attend the Chamber/Visit Savannah Open House where guests will learn about the Chamber and Visit Savannah, have an opportunity to meet Chamber/Visit Savannah staff and learn why it is important for the business community to have a unified voice. Light refreshments will be served.
Cost: Free and open to business representatives that are interested in joining the Chamber
Contact: R.S.V.P. (required) to Susan Smith, 912.644.6434 or SSmith@SavannahChamber.com

Savannah Chamber Starts Public Relations Council
April 27 First Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 27
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, 101 East Bay Street
Description: The Savannah Chamber will hold the first meeting of its newest council on Wednesday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. Aimed to be an educational and networking forum for PR professionals from area member businesses, this first meeting will be an informational meeting. Lunch will be served, so please R.S.V.P by Monday, April 25.
Contact: Erica Backus at EBackus@VisitSavannah.com or 912.644.6405

May Small Business Council / SMART Lunch Series
May 3

Date: Tuesday, May 3
Time: 11:30 a.m. – Networking; Noon – Luncheon
Location: Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway
Description: Prepare for the 2011 Rock N’ Roll Marathon as Joe Marinelli presents “Get your running shoes on, the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon is coming to town.” Thousands of visitors will experience Savannah at the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon on November 5! The SMART lunch series is sponsored by Comcast.
Cost: $11 – R.S.V.P. is required by Noon on the Thursday prior to the event
RSVP: Susan Smith, 912.644.6434 or SSmith@SavannahChamber.com

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 our wonderful restaurants and caterers.
There will be free parking in the Bryan Street Garage (write the word “Taste” on the back of your parking stub). For more information contact Susan Smith at 644.6434 or SSmith@SavannahChamber.com.
No R.S.V.P. is necessary.
Cost: $10 for Chamber Members; $25 for Member guests
Contact: Susan Smith, 912.644.6434 or SSmith@SavannahChamber.com

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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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