South Magazine - Feb-March 2020

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce: Helping Hostess City businesses thrive

For the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, helping Hostess City businesses thrive is its primary mission. Inspirational messaging and the imagery of Savannah’s beauty, markets the destination to prospective visitors, meetings, conventions and sports events from around the state, the country or internationally.

Mike Thompson is the Face of Fleet Repair

Mike Thompson owner of Auto Intensive Care has been performing fleet maintenance and repair service since 1997. Mike understands the importance of timely repairs for its corporate fleet accounts. “If a fleet vehicle is in the shop for repairs it’s not on the road making the customer money.”

The Most Utterly Spectacular Events

Your next event really only needs a few things to be utterly spectacular. For a conference or a meeting, it needs the utmost in luxurious hospitality: white linen service, state-of-the-art audio and video, blazing fast Wi-Fi and room to spread out. For a wedding, it needs lush coastal surroundings of serene natural wetlands, Instagrammable Southern charm and unforgettable gourmet cuisine.

Run, Forest, Run!

When you leave Fleet Feet, you’re leaving with a lot more than just a pair of shoes. Owner Mike Nadeau explained that, “For us, it’s about covering every point in what each individual customer needs in order to have the best running experience possible.”

Dr. Kathy S. Love: The Face of Progress

“I am proud to represent Savannah Technical College and the thousands of students, faculty, staff members, and employers who benefit from having one of Georgia’s finest technical colleges in our region."

Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company: The Face of Banking

How does one earn a title as lofty as “the face of banking?” By being there for Georgians for more than a century, as Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company has. They’ve been Georgia’s community bank since 1902, helping its citizens manage their financial health and building its businesses through commercial loans.

Ashley Dubois is the Face of Credit Unions

Ashley DuBois is the face of financial service and education in the Savannah and Pooler Communities and surrounding areas. As an established Business Development professional at MembersFirst Credit Union, she is focused on providing financial services and education to the residents and businesses in the community.

Face of the Home Building Industry

“The HBA of Greater Savannah works hard to promote and protect a successful environment for attainable, affordable housing in order to benefit all citizens of our great community and protect our builders from unnecessary regulations,” says Patty Rietkovich.

The Face of Waste Services

Meet Ben Wall. For most of us, waste disposal is a tricky situation we’d rather not deal with; luckily we are fortunate enough to have Atlantic Waste Services at our disposal!

Dr. Chris Whelan is the Face of Back Care

For the past 20 years, Savannahians have looked to Dr. Whelan to help them feel better and improve their overall health. Located in the heart of downtown Savannah, Whelan Chiropractic treats diverse patients with a variety of complaints. Each patient is different, but most importantly, at Whelan Chiropractic, everyone is treated as someone special.

Face of Elegance

With its specialty steak cuts and a deep wine menu, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse has been the choice for discerning foodies with its signature 500-degree plates keeping mouth-watering cuts sizzling hot. The melt-in-your-mouth steaks have earned rave reviews, with standout stars like the 40-ounce Tomahawk cut elevating Savannah’s culinary scene.

Dr. Scott Cohen is the Face of Fun

Dr. Scott Cohen set his sights on becoming a dentist, raising a family, and being an active member of the community. "When I hit 50 I realized I had achieved my goals and life was too short for stress and worry. I am ready to be happy and have fun!” So he adopted a new motto “Life is too short not to live it to the last drop!”

Face of Pops

Judd and Mark relocated from Birmingham, Alabama, to coastal Georgia, where they established Savannah Square Pops. Their success has reached far beyond the city limits, earning praise from Celebrity Chef Duff Goldman, who selected Savannah Square Pops as one of his Top Ten Sweet Treats in the Country.

Face of Custom Homes

The sky is the limit for Greg Hall’s clients. He's known as a custom builder, and that’s certainly still a large part of his work. But after 35 years in the business, he just finished restoring one of the oldest homes in Savannah, originally built in 1763.

Jere Myers is the Face of European Antiques

Jere Myers maintains his own warehouse in England and has buyers and pickers that work for him throughout Britain and on the Continent in Belgium, Holland and France. Jere’s has averaged unloading a 40 ft. high cube container of antique furniture into his warehouse in Savannah every two weeks of the year for the past 43 years.

Face of True Community Banking

“We are proud of our legacy, and our continued commitment to serve this community,” said Ken Farrell, President and CEO. First Chatham is the largest locally owned and operated community bank in Savannah. They treat the community with personalized service, developing one-on-one relationships with their customers and increasing shareholder value.

Derek Adams is the Face of Adventure

Savannah native Captain Derek Adams might just be the last of the great adventurers. Raised among the fields and waterways of the South, fishing and hunting is in his blood. As the head of Expert Adventures, he wants to bring you along for the ride.

Face of Sustainable Beauty

At Hustle and Blow you’ll find a full-service salon offering expertly delivered services, from cut, color and blowouts to makeovers and wedding preparation. Celebrating the true nature of beauty, both within and without, is what has made Hustle & Blow Dry Bar a cut above other salons.

Pam Southard is the Face of Pooler

With a thriving business scene and more people looking to call Pooler home, this little Georgia town has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. For the past 6 years, Pam Southard has served as executive director and memberships in the chamber have grown from just under 90 to more than 450.