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Chamber and SEDA to Host Manufacturers Appreciation Event

Category: Chambers of Commerce

On Thursday, Sept. 17, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating the manufacturing industry in Savannah at the Manufacturers Appreciation Breakfast. The event will be at the same site as the Chamber’s 16th Annual Business Expo and Car Show, and attendees will be the first to enter the EXPO after the event.
It is being co-hosted by the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA). According to SEDA’s Savannah Economic Trends 2009 report, Savannah MSA’s manufacturing firms create essentially a fifth (19.8 percent) of the area’s economic prosperity as measured in GDP, accounting for $2.026 billion of this activity in 2006, the latest year reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The number of manufacturing establishments grew 2.8 percent in the Savannah CMSA to 291 establishments employing 15,960 workers in 2007.

The Chamber’s Manufacturers Council, will host the breakfast in the Savannah Civic Center Ballroom from 8-9:30 a.m. to honor the region’s manufacturing companies. This event is also being sponsored by Georgia Power.

The 2009 Manufacturers and Distributors Council Awards will be presented at the breakfast. Nomination are still being accepted by the Chamber’s Manufacturers Council for the following awards:

  • Industrial Person of the Year Award
  • Safety Award – mostly determined by the Total OSHA Incidence Rate for 2008.
  • The Gulfstream Community Involvement Award – will be granted to a company who conducted an outstanding community outreach project during 2008.
  • Environmental Excellence Award – will be presented to a company who has demonstrated outstanding performance in their efforts to maintain our environmental quality in 2008.

Award nominations are due on Thursday, September 10. In order to nominate a company for the awards, visit and download the award nomination form on the homepage.

The event will also recognize more than 25 area manufacturers who are celebrating a 10-year anniversary this year. At the conclusion of the breakfast, attendees are invited to attend the Chamber’s Annual Business Expo which will take place in the Savannah Civic Center Arena.

Manufacturers Appreciation Breakfast tickets are $25 per person or tables of 10 can be purchased for $250. Non-Chamber members are also encouraged to attend. Non-member tickets and tables can be purchased for $30 per ticket or $300 for a table of ten. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Margaret Mary Russell at 912.644.6432 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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