9th Annual State of Small Business in Chatham County Scheduled for Dec. 1st
Friday, November 12th, 2021
The 9th Annual State of Small Business in Chatham County will be presented live online, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, on SCORE SAVANNAH’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SCORESavannah/
Ten area business leaders of different sectors will each have three minutes to present a brief overview of the current situation in Chatham County pertaining to their industries. They will then offer their insights into what this means to the future of Savannah and the small business owner.
The 2021 State of Small Business in Chatham County presenters are:
SPEAKER: Michael Toma, Ph.D., professor of economics, Georgia Southern University in Savannah
Topic: Small Business Employment Stats
SPEAKER: Michael Owens, CEO, Tourism Leadership Council
TOPIC: Tourism Business
SPEAKER: Moncello Stewart, president, Greater Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce
TOPIC: Black Business Owners
SPEAKER: Scott C. Scheidt, chief security officer, Seimitsu IT Services and High-Speed Broadband Fiber
TOPIC: Fiber and Cyber Security
SPEAKER: Rhett Mouchet, associate broker, Colliers International Savannah
TOPIC: Commercial Real Estate Trends
SPEAKER: Mike Rose, Development Liaison Manager, City of Savannah
TOPIC: Local Growth in Construction
SPEAKER: Charles Bowen, corporate / entertainment attorney, The Bowen Law Group
TOPIC: Film Industry in Savannah
SPEAKER: Victoria Saxton, CFO, Small Business Assistance Corporation
TOPIC: Small Business Access to Capital in the Savannah Region
SPEAKER: Lori Pitt, regional manager, Hire Dynamics
SPEAKER: Becky Brownlee, area director, Small Business Development Center, UGA
TOPIC: Small Business Survey 2020
The event will be moderated by Marjorie Young and Joe Marchese, founders of The State of Small Business in Chatham County.
The presenting sponsors are Wells Fargo and Savannah SCORE.
Supporting sponsors include The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, The City of Savannah’s Entrepreneurial Center, The Greater Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce, Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc. and Joe Marchese Construction.