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Networking/Community Events for Week of Mar 13-19, 2017
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Savannah Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon
Sam McCachern, 2017 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Savannah Chamber with Sav Chamber Ambassadors:  LeAndrea Mikella, Savannah Morning News, Randi Hempel , Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Lauren Matthew, Leukemia Lymphomia Society, Jodi Clark, Realtor    
Update from Marianne & Scott 
Wishing Everyone a SAFE & FUN 
St. Patrick's Day !

Congratulations to all the Winners of the Tourism Leadership Council Awards !  

This Tuesday heading over to the Small Business Chamber breakfast to see Regan Drake and a Panel of Media experts including the News Directors from local TV stations.   That eventing, we're Co-Hosting  Tonya Hillis's  Demere Center's Grand Opening with Jamie Weaver &  the Savannah Wedding Vendors. That means we will have some of Savannah's MOST AMAZING caterers and chefs providing appetizers and desserts for our guests,  so do NOT miss this event !!  Ben & Jerry's owner, Chad Scribner, will be scooping Ice Cream on site !  

THe Firefighers Annual FIRE BALL is this Saturday. Organized by amazing event planner - Jennifer Hinton, It's one of the hottest tickets in town!  Just started working on Savannah's NATIONAL celebrity, New York Times Best-Selling author:   Mary Kay Andrews' upcoming BOOK LAUNCH.  And just met with the Johnnie Ganem clan to go over their 75th Diamond Anniversary Celebration coming up in June.   This will be a tented Garden Party for Savannah's Top 500 VIPs with the finest food, provided by 5 of Savannah's TOP Caterers and of course the most amazing open bar in the history our city !  Have Fun this week, enjoying Savannah's oldest traditions of Spirits in all forms, ghostly, spiritual, and beverages !   
Our TOP Networking PICKS
for the week of  Mar 13-19 2017
Where YOU need to be! 
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Event / Description
Mar 13

Mar 14
Small Business Chamber Breakfast 
Visit Savannah Tour & Travel Committee
ATDC Ga TECH-Sav Start-ups Workshop 
Demere Center Grand Opening  &  Sav Wedding Vendors
Sav Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours
Pooler Chamber of Commerce After Hours
Mar 15
NAIFA Nat'l Assoc of Insurance Financial Advisors  
Mar 16
American Inst of Architects - Ordinary Pub 
Mar 17
Happy St. Patrick's Day!! parade  
Mar 18

IAFF St. Patrick's  Firefighters' Fire Ball !

Mar 19

 Save The Date!  Our Upcoming Events:
Tue Mar 14  530PM
Grand Opening of The Demere Center 
w/ Sav Wedding Vendors & Baker McCullough
Thu Mar 23 830AM Greater Sav. Coalition on Aging - 
Breakfast at Bonaventure Funeral Home 
Thu Mar 30 530PM
Grand Opening:Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream!
Tue Apr 4 12Noon Ben & Jerry's National FREE Cone Day ! 
Tue Apr 25 530PM
Salute to The Catholic Diocese of Savannah ! 
Thu May 4 1130AM
Lunch with Mary Kay Andrews!  location TBA 
Mary Kay Andrews Book Launch -Reception at Brice
Wed  Jun 14 530PM
75th Diamond Anniversary of Johnnie Ganem
(by Invitation only)  
Things Change!   please visit our website for full event details and remember to contact the event organizer directly for last minute changes about event status, location, prices, & details. 
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TIP Of the WEEK :

All pillows are not created equal!! 
Stop into
Green Frog Sleep Center for your FREE pillow fitting !

7501 Abercorn St, 
Savannah,  GA 
Mon-Sat, 10-6PM,   
Sun, 12Noon-5PM 
Tracy Eckard, Owner   

Visit Savannah Furniture Consignment Upstairs!! 

Flavor of the Week:
Bourbon Brown Butter
Bourbon brown butter ice cream with dark chocolate whiskey cordial cups &
 a bourbon brown butter swirl

25 E Broughton St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Hours: 11am-11pm, 
 open until midnight Fri & Sat
Chad & Meri Scribner, Owners
Catering Available for Private P arties, Weddings,  & Corporate Events!

Collectible  of the Week 

271 E 41st St
Savannah, GA 

Shop anytime
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: Noon-5PM 

(912) 239-4657

Antiques, Vintage Collectibles ! 
James Plumlee, Owner 

$19.95 Oil Change! 

For all your 
Car Care Needs ! 

1680 East President St, Savannah GA 31401

Mon-Sat:  8AM-530PM,  Closed weekends
(912) 355-6312
Owners: Mike & MIchele Thompson


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Savannah Master Calendar Week: Mar 13-19
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After that only TOP PICKS will appear in newsletter 

Mon,  Mar 13, 1130AM, Please join the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and other guests for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening of Fia Rua Irish Pub, 10132 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill.

Mon. Mar. 13th,  4-7pm, Habersham YMCA Health and Wellness Fair Habersham YMCA:6400 Habersham St. Savannah 31405  FREE and Open to the public and members,  The Habersham YMCA would like to invite you to our Health and Wellness Fair in the lobby! It will be a fun filled event with numerous health vendors from the area, Contact Lori Langston at 912-354-6223 or,, 

Mar 13, 630PM, Painting with A Purpose at Doubles Night Club  7100 Abercorn St, Savannah GA  $30 includes all supplies,   Proceeds benefit Hospice Angels Foundation.   RSVP, Heather  at 912-354-3727

  March 13, 7PM  Emergent Savannah presents Local Topics, The Sentient Bean 13 Park Avenue , Savannah GA, Free  events held on 2 nd Monday of each month   Join Emergent Savannah at Monday Means Community to discuss "The Common Root: Immigration Stories at Home in Savannah." This evening of storytelling showcases the rooted history of immigration as the building blocks of Savannah's specific culture. Hosted by Diego Garcia of Savannah Undocumented Youth Alliance. More info at

Tue,  Mar 14, 745AM,  Small Business Chamber of Savannah - Monthly Networking Breakfast   Cohens Retreat SKidaway Rd,  Savannah GA 31401 $5 incl  breakfast, (Only $50 to join for ENTIRE year) contact Reagan Drake,  2017 President,    

Tue, Mar 14,  9AM Tour & Travel Meeting of VISIT SAVANNAH, Free for Members at Sav Area Chamber of Commerce  office on bay street , Savanahh GA -more info; Mindy Shea, or Chelsea Paulsen

Tue, Mar 14, 9AM-12Noon   Anne Sadovsky - The Queen of Fair Housing   Anne Sadovsky is a nationally recognized speaker who will address all things Fair Housing in her seminar "Pot, Pitbulls, Perps, and Parking-Avoiding Fair Housing Pitfalls." We encourage both property members and vendor members to attend, as Fair Housing affects everyone in the apartment industry. Georgia Tech Savannah  210 Technology Circle,  912-920-3207   Email:   Price: $35 for Members and $65 for Non-Members

Tue, Mar 14, 10AM-6PM    Come see the Clydesdales, just in time for Savannah's St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Free and open to the public.    Southern Eagle Distributing Stable 1320 U.S. 80 West, Garden City

Tue, Mar 14, 10AM,  Advanced Technology Development Center to Host Series of Workshops for Savannah Startups, Executive Summary. Creators' Foundry, 415 West Boundary Street, Savannah, GA 31401.  Savannah Startup Workshop Series. Entrepreneurs will participate in interactive workshops and mentor sessions designed to walk them through best practices in planning and launching their product. The interactive program will help entrepreneurs identify and vet their target customer segments, articulate the value proposition, make financial projections, and prepare them to meet with investors. Upon completion, graduates will showcase at the Savannah Demo day to investors from the entire region. The winner will receive a prize of $10,000 cash, courtesy of Savannah Economic Development Authority.      For More Info: , Yvonne Jouffrault, ATDC Mentor, 678-977-0149 or

Tue, Mar 14, 12PM-1PM Small Business Chamber Toastmasters Club , Weekly Club Meeting hosted by SBC Toastmasters at  Saint Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Dr, Suite A, Room 3, Savannah, GA 31406 ,  Free to visit & open to public. Come grow your public speaking and leadership skills in an encouraging learning environment of like-minded individuals. Toastmasters Int'l is the most successful public speaking organization in the world.  Contact Charlene Parlett at for more information or visit Facebook 

Tue Mar 14 5PM Massie Heritage Center will host a two-hour walking tour focusing on Irish history in Savannah. The tour starts at the center on Calhoun Square and continues to Emmet Park on Bay Street. Learn about famous Irish personalities of Savannah, including John Rourke, William Kehoe, Flannery O' Connor, Robert Emmet, Sgt. William Jasper and more. Cost is $15. RSVP to or 912-395-5070.   Massie Heritage Center 207 E. Gordon St. Savannah GA

Tue Mar 14,   5PM   GreenDrinks Savannah  Second Tuesday of every month, 5 p.m.  912-232-4447  A happy hour networking gathering for folks who want to save the Earth. Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Location varies monthly. Check the "GreenDrinks Savannah" facebook page. Free to attend. Cash bar.   Bar Food, 4523 Habersham St, Savannah GA  

Tue, March 14, 530-730PM, Wilmington Island Networking Group - hosted by Wilmington Island Farmers Market, Location Varies   

Tue, Mar 14, 530-730PM, Demere Center Event Space of Hospice Savannah Grand Opening Fundraiser -co-hosted with Savannah Wedding Vendors and Baker McCullough Funeral Homes, $5 suggested donation  includes Appetizers, Beverages, Door Prizes and great networking !!  For more info on Demeree Center contact Tonya Gay Hillis at   For info on Savannah Wedding Vendors, contact Jamie Weaver at ,  For all your funeral needs, contact;  Jason McCullough at .  For event info, media inquiries, contact Marianne Ganem-Poppell, at 912-224-4869 or Scott West at 912-509-4922.  

SACC logo Tue, Mar 14, 530-730, Small Business Council of Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce , After Hours Networking event. Outback Steakhouse, 11196 Abercorn St. Savannah GA<    $10/Members, $15/NonMembers. For more information, Brooke Phillips, 912-644-6459, or Stephanie Painter 912-644-6458,   

Pooler Chamber logo Tue Mar 14, 530-730PM  Pooler Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours Social,   M olly Macpherson's Scottish Pub - Pooler 110 Town Center Drive, Suite 300, Pooler, Georgia 31322   Member $3, Non-Member $5 

Wed, Mar 15,  9:00AM   WEEKLY   1 Million Cups Savannah, Creators' Foundry, 415 W Boundary St, Savannah GA 31401. Free Event. For information contact Kate Lance at 912.447.8457 or email Go to to apply to present.WEd March 15th | 12:00pm - Port Wentworth Chamber Board Meeting

Wed, Mar 15, 1130AM,   National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors NAIFA Monthly Meeting    Speaker varies each month,     Carey Hilliard's Restaurant  11111 Abercorn St Savannah, GA 31419 - Lunch is free for members, $15 for guests , nonmembers RSVP / Membership info  :    Monthly meeting for NAIFA Savannah. We welcome Jerry Wright, President of NAIFA GA. Jerry will be speaking on a number of topics and informing us of important updates within our business. Please join us. Stay informed and get involved!
Wed Mar 15,   Two Addison Place Pooler Farmers Market   First Wednesday of every month, 4-7:30 p.m. and Third Wednesday of every month, 4-7:30 p.m. Continues through July 26   Phone: 912-330-0030   Email:   Price: Free
Come out and support your local farmers, vendors, and community. Through July 2017. Two Addison Place Pooler Farmers Market 2 Addison Place Pooler GA  

Thu Mar 16-18. 10AM-12 Noon    St. Patrick's Day Food Truck Festival  This year, the Food Truck Festival will feature Low Country Lobster, Chazito's, 6 Gear Dog House, and Molly MacPherson's.   Barnard and Bay Streets  corner of Barnard and Bay, Savannah GA

Pooler Chamber logo Thu Mar 16-18, 1030AM  Pooler Chamber of Commerce  & Kelly Tours,  host St. Patricks Day Shuttles,  from   Molly Macpherson's Scottish Pub - Pooler GA   110 Town Center Drive, Suite 300, Pooler, Georgia 31322    March 16 10:30am-Midnight,  March 17 7:30am-Midnight (PARADE DAY!),, March 18 10:30am-Midnight,  Departs from Molly MacPherson's in Pooler.   Free Parking at Surf Lagoon.  You can pre-purchase tickets or purchase tickets at the shuttle the day of.  Daily: $20  Children 5-12: $10  Children under 5: Free  Military (Active only): $15  3 DAY VIP PASS: $55 (New this year!)  Ride back and forth as often as you want.    No pre-registration required.   Pre-purchase tickets here:

Thu Mar 16, 4PM Clydesdales for a Cause  Tanger Outlets, Savannah, 200 Tanger Outlet Blvd, Pooler  You're invited to a fundraising event with the Express Clydesdales of Express Employment Professionals at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Pooler!    Meet our world famous gentle giants up close, and enjoy a night of family friendly fun benefiting Children's Miracle Network for Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah. Join us for carriage rides, pictures and more after Tanger Outlet's Annual Greening of the Fountain!    Info; LIz Bridger Giddens  Call (912) 232-9800     

Thu Mar 16, 5-6PM  Jasper Green Ceremony  Members of the Irish community will gather to honor military, both past and present, at the Sgt. William Jasper Memorial Ceremony. The annual event takes place in Madison Square, where a monument honors Jasper and the men in the Irish jasper greens. Jasper was a Revolutionary War hero whose parents came to the colonies from Ireland. Learn more at .     Madison Square Bull and Macon streets  Savannah GA

Thu Mar 16, 530PM  AIA Savannah, PUNCHLIST After Hours Social at The Ordinary Pub, 217 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401,    happy Hour event for those within the Architecture + Design Fields and community!  Anyone within our field is invited to come together during our busy week for an afternoon of great food, drinks and music to relax and catch up with our colleagues right here in Savannah!  Bring your contractors, MEP consultants, kitchen consultants, Whoever!  Punch List will be held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (with the exception of our kickoff event this Thursday) so we can pull away from our desks for one afternoon. Enjoy free appetizers throughout the event along with these amazing specials the bartenders have come up with!  Street Parking or Parking at Robinson Garage ($1/hour)

Thu Mar 16, 730-9PM  Savannah Council on World Affairs will host guest speaker Ali Riaz, who will address "Bangladesh: A Political History Since Independence." Social at 7:30 p.m. with program at 8 p.m. Open to the public. Free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators, and active military and their dependents. Cost is $10 for nonmembers. More info at    The Coastal Georgia Center 305 Fahm St. , Savannah GA

Fri Mar 17, 6-8AM Get up early and run the St. Patrick's Day Parade route before the crowds come in. It doesn't matter if you're fast, slow, wide awake or yawning, you just have to say "top o' the mornin'" to anyone you see. Runners will meet at Fleet Feet Sports and run through downtown Savannah. These "fun runs" are free and open to the public. Learn more at .   Fleet Feet Savannah 3405 Waters Ave Savannah GA

Fri Mar 17, 1015Am-2PM  Savannah's 193rd St. Patrick's Day Parade will feature more than 350 marching units and up to 15,000 people. In addition to Celtic societies and Irish families, Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Parade features pipe bands and Irish dancers from all over the East Coast. Bleacher seating can be reserved for $25-$40 at 912-964-2010 or . Learn more at .

Sat Mar 18, 8AM Kilt & Kolor RUn    Music, kilts and colored powder equal fun for the entire family. There will be a pre-race clean 5K, followed by a kids ½-mile fun run, then the Kolor Run. There are six color stations along the course and every runner gets two powder bags. Registration is $15-$35 for adults and $5-$15 for children at . Hutchinson Island, Savannah GA

Sat Mar 18, 9AM -1PM Weekly WIlmington Island Farmers Market, Island High School 170 Whitemarsh Island Rd. more info 

Sat Mar 18, 10AM  ONE LOVE Animal  Rescue  AT POOLER PETSMART ADOPTION EVENT  Join us for some puppy and kitten love. Meet some of our wonderful pets looking for their forever families...If you have been seeking your new best friend, come by and meet some of our wonderful pets. With each adoption you will receive a valuable coupon book to help you and your new best friend start out on the right paw,    PetSmart, 262 Pooler Pkwy, Pooler, United States

Sat Mar 18, 11AM   PUPPY PALOOZA AT TAILSSPIN HABERSHAM   TailsSpin Pets, 4501 Habersham St, Savannah, LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!! Come meet some of our adorable and adoptable little valentines who are looking for their forever homes ~ guaranteed to put a smile on your face!! If you have been seeking your new best friend, we may just have them waiting for you. Adorable, Adoptable and ready to meet you!

Sat, Mar 18, 7PM, 2017 St. Patrick's Day Charity Fire Ball. IAFF Savannah Fire Fighters  at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Savannah GA $49.00/Person $93.00/Couple. Guests will be Treated to a 4-Hour Open Bar with Beer, Wine and Premium Brands of Liquor, Hors d' oeuvre Stations, Silent Auction, Raffle Prizes, and Dancing to Live Music from our Featured Band out of North Carolina, Gene Pharr & Continental Divide!  
All Proceeds Benefit The Fallen Firefighter's Fund & IAFF Savannah Firefighters Newest Charity, PAWS for a CAUSE.  PAWS for a CAUSE allows the firefighter's to visit the children that are patients at St. Joseph Candlers. The Savannah Firefighter's will spend time reading to the children then leave them with a plush Dalmatian puppy. For Event Questions, Raffle Prize Donations or to Set-Up An Interview with the LOCAL574 Executive Board, please contact Love Actually Weddings & Events, at 912-658-1388 or email Molly atmolly@loveactuallyweddings or Jen at jen@loveactuallyweddingsan

Sun Mar 19, 9AM and 11AM     SUNDAY SERVICE & RUMI SPEAKS-   Join us for Sunday services at 9am and 11am where the music and message will center around building a prayer consciousness.   Then at 6:30pm for Rumi Speaks - a deeply centering and prayerful meditative experience that will include Rumi poetry, Native American Flute, Silence, Spiritual Chants and Prayer.   Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd, Savannah,

Sun Mar 19, 10AM 121 Anniversary of the Jewish War Veterans,   Honoring Vietnam War Veterans for their service - at the Jewish Educational Alliance, JEA at 5111 Abercorn St, Savannah GA  Casual Dress, light refreshments will be served

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Suntrust tour of Ghost Coast Distillery

Tourism Leadership Council, TLC Annual Awards Gala  ! 
  NuBarter Networking at Unforgettable Bakery   
Visit a Mosque Day at Islamic Center of Savannah hosted by Savannah Area Young Republicans 

First City Network  FCN Oyster Roast  

Coca Cola donates van to Coastal Heritiage Society

   Pictured are kids from Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts, Sandra Baxter, CEO of Coastal Heritage Society and Pete Gagne, On Premise Business Development Manager for Coca-Cola of Savannah. 
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