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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
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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
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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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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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