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Wednesday, October 07, 2020
PORT WENTWORTH, GA — WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7, 2020 – The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce and the Port Wentworth Tourism Committee appreciate all efforts by our hospitality businesses, chamber members, community partners, and citizens to address concerns raised by the non-renewal of the chamber's tourism marketing contract with the city. The abrupt end to all destination marketing efforts to attract ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, October 02, 2020
City of Port Wentworth,As owners and operators of businesses that depend on drawing tourists to Port Wentworth, the decision of Mayor and Council to consider outsourcing the tourism contract to an entity in another city or county was completely unacceptable. No other organizations were interested in contracting with the City of Port Wentworth. City leadership has now made the decision to allow the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community
Friday, October 02, 2020
The City of Port Wentworth did not add the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce’s annual contract for tourism marketing promotion to the agenda of the September 24, 2020 regular meeting of Mayor and Council. A motion was made and seconded to add the contract to the agenda. The motion failed by a 4-2 vote of council, allowing the chamber’s contract to expire. Council members Lynwood Griner, ...read more
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
August 10, 2020 Dear valued members, Our local business owners and operators make up the backbone of Port Wentworth’s business community and, as such, we feel it is imperative to keep you informed of the latest developments regarding the Chamber of Commerce and its tourism contract with the City of Port Wentworth. The chamber uses this funding to carry out the annual destination marketing plan ...read more
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Port Wentworth Chamber Makes ‘Georgia Safety Promise’ to Follow COVID-19 Guidelines – Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce announced today they are joining fellow businesses across the state in taking the Georgia Safety Promise. This safety campaign is a simple agreement, made by both businesses and the public, to take basic steps to protect each other. We are proud to make the Georgia Safety ...read more
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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Dear valued chamber members, Thank you for your years of support, dedication, and hard work. It is truly through your efforts that our business community has flourished and evolved. I treasure my working relationship with each business owner/manager and citizen in our market and have always prided the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce on transparency and truthfulness. I have been receiving a ...read more
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Monday, June 01, 2020
PORT WENTWORTH, GA — The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce, as part of its mission to continue supporting local businesses while many places are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is implementing the second phase of its #Together4PW initiative. Last month, the chamber launched the special campaign with a video designed to highlight local retailers, hospitality businesses and eateries by telling ...read more
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Monday, April 06, 2020
PORT WENTWORTH, GA –The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce is launching video marketing campaigns in an effort to help local businesses as COVID-19 restrictions continue as well as to highlight the community's area merchants, local landmarks and attractions. The initiative is an important facet of the chamber's overall mission to promote and support its members. The Chamber partnered with Elevated ...read more
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Friday, March 27, 2020
PORT WENTWORTH, GA – The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce is continuing to support local businesses while its offices are closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This week, the chamber launched a new initiative, titled #Together4PW, to boost economic activity and connect consumers with businesses during these uncertain times.According to Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Trisha ...read more
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Friday, September 20, 2019
PORT WENTWORTH, GA – September 17, 2019 – The City of Port Wentworth, in conjunction with the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce, recently announced that it has again exceeded its hotel/motel tax-collection goal for the fiscal year. For FY 2019, collections totaled $899,459.99, which is $49,457 over the figure of $850,000 that the city budgeted for the year. The Port Wentworth Chamber of ...read more
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
PORT WENTWORTH, GA – January 30, 2019 –The City of Port Wentworth’s government staff has outgrown its home and is moving to a more spacious building that is better suited for their purposes.  Later this year, the city will open its administrative offices in the Renasant Bank building at 7224 Highway 21. Before serving as a Renasant branch, the building held Citizens Bank. It was built around ...read more
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Friday, December 21, 2018
PORT WENTWORTH, GA – December 21, 2018 – Port Wentworth’s Rice Hope Plantation community has been chosen by Village Park Homes as the location for the 2019 St. Jude Dream Home®. The giveaway began 28 years ago and is one of the largest single-event fundraisers for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To date, almost 500 homes have been given away and the program has raised more than $400 ...read more
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
PORT WENTWORTH, GA – Work is already under way for a new state-of-the-art truck stop fuel center in Port Wentworth at Highway 21 and Grange Road. When the Port Fuel Center opens in fall 2019, its wide array of dining options, fueling pumps, retail space, variety of amenities, and customer service techniques will be conveniently accessible to travelers of all sorts.The facility, which will sit on a ...read more
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Friday, November 16, 2018
PORT WENTWORTH, GA – November 16, 2018 –The City of Port Wentworth will soon be home to an exciting new development, sure to draw interstate travelers as well as residents from around the Coastal Empire region. Already replete with an impressive array of dining options, stores, and fuel stops, the community can now add “outdoor destination” to its ever-lengthening list of attractions. Thanks to a ...read more
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Friday, October 26, 2018
PORT WENTWORTH, GA – October 26, 2018 –The Port Wentworth City Council on Thursday night voted unanimously to approve the rezoning of a parcel of land just south of the Crossgate Road site that already is home to Dynacraft. The move will allow the Stravinski Development Group, LLC to move forward with Phase 2 of a three-phase project that, eventually, will encompass about 200 acres. The ...read more
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