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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
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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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
To our anglers, sponsors, and community,  The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce started the Savannah River Spring Classic Bass Tournament in 2007 to enhance the Stand Up for America Day festival which falls on the last Saturday in April every year. Our organization wanted to add to the event activities, draw in more people and awareness to the festival, and most importantly, raise funds for ...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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Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Save the date for the upcoming Social Distancing Golf Tournament, hosted by the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce. Participants will tee off at 9 a.m. Friday, June 12. COVID-19 has affected many businesses, many organizations and every community including Port Wentworth. The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce canceled the annual Savannah River Spring Classic bass fishing tournament, which ...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, March 13, 2020
PORT WENTWORTH, GA — The 13th annual Savannah River Spring Classic Fishing Tournament has been postponed due to unknown factors associated with ongoing improvements at the Houlihan Boat Landing in Port Wentworth. A firm construction schedule has not been released, and tournament organizers are concerned the landing may not be ready in time for the tournament.The tournament, which raises funds for ...read more
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Thursday, February 27, 2020
PORT WENTWORTH, GA — Savannah is preparing to host its 196th St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The epic event draws about 400,000 revelers to the Hostess City annually, which is beneficial to the regional economy and tourism industry. However, it’s not always an easy scene to navigate – especially with a family in tow.The City of Port Wentworth, located only 16 minutes from downtown Savannah, offers ...read more
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Monday, January 20, 2020
PORT WENTWORTH, GA — The 13th annual Savannah River Spring Classic Fishing Tournament launches from the Houlihan Boat Landing in Port Wentworth at first light on Saturday, April 25, 2020. The tournament raises funds for the Military Order of the Purple Heart Association, Chatham County auxiliary. Registration for the tournament opens on Monday, Feb. 3 and may be completed online at ...read more
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
PORT WENTWORTH, GA – The City of Port Wentworth will inaugurate its newest City Council members at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 at PB Edwards Gym. In addition to a swearing-in ceremony, the event will include musical selections, remarks by the recently elected leaders and a benediction. The gym is located at 101 Turnberry St.In November, Port Wentworth residentselected new council member Glenn Jones in ...read more
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
PORT WENTWORTH, GA – Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Trisha Growe recently was recognized by the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) with a 2019 Service Award. Association leaders presented the award at the GACCE Volunteer Leader Conference held last week in LaGrange, GA. The Service Award recognizes those chamber executives in Georgia who have ...read more
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Tuesday, October 08, 2019
PORT WENTWORTH, GA– October 8, 2019 – The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Oyster Roast, BBQ and Music Festival is set for Saturday Nov. 9, 2019. The festival will be held from 12-7 p.m. at the City Hall festival and fairgrounds located at 7224 GA Highway 21 in Port Wentworth. The event is sponsored by the City of Port Wentworth. Admission is free, and attendees can expect to enjoy ...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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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
PORT WENTWORTH, GA – AUGUST 27, 2019 –The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 10th annual Oyster Roast, BBQ & Music Festival – a beloved community event that draws an impressive crowd to the quaint coastal community every November. This year’s celebration is slated for 12-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the City Hall festival grounds, 7224 GA Highway 21 in Port Wentworth. ...read more
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
PORT WENTWORTH, GA — AUGUST 27, 2019 — The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 2019 Candidates Forum from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Wingate by Wyndham (formerly the Holiday Inn Express), 7210 Georgia Highway 21, Port Wentworth. The event, which is open to all candidates running for office in the City of Port Wentworth, gives residents a chance to come out, meet the candidates ...read more
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Thursday, August 01, 2019
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Monday, April 15, 2019
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Friday, April 05, 2019
PORT WENTWORTH, GA - April 5, 2019 - Tickets for the Savannah area’s annual St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway go on sale Monday, April 8. This year, the home is being built by Village Park Homes in Port Wentworth’s Rice Hope Plantation community. 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 ...read more
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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
PORT WENTWORTH, GA — Tuesday, March 5, 2019 — Savannah is preparing to host its 192nd St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The epic event draws about 400,000 revelers to the Hostess City annually, which is beneficial to the regional economy and tourism industry. However, it’s not always an easy scene to navigate – especially with a family in tow. The City of Port Wentworth, located only 16 minutes ...read more
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Monday, February 04, 2019
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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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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
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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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Monday, December 03, 2018
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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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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
PORT WENTWORTH, GA – October 23, 2018 – Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Trisha Growe recently arranged for Effingham County Girl Scout Troop 30387 to tour the City of Port Wentworth’s Fire Station No. 2. The group was comprised of Daisies, Juniors and Cadettes and range from elementary to high school-aged students. They are working to earn their First Aid Badge, and the ...read more
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