Press Release

Visit Savannah and Savannah Area Chamber Leadership Recognized on List of Notable Georgians 2018

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Summer Bozeman


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SAVANNAH, Ga – This January, President of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Bill Hubbard and President of Visit Savannah Joseph Marinelli were recognized by Georgia Trend magazine on its 2018 list of “Notable Georgians” – those who have a substantial impact on the state. The list was published in the January print issue of the magazine and at

The Notable Georgians were honored at a luncheon hosted at the Georgia Aquarium which also recognized a list of “Most Influential Georgians” and 2018 “Georgian of the Year” Russell McMurry. Hubbard and Marinelli were the only Savannah area professionals among the 49 Notable Georgians.

Other Savannahians honored at the luncheon as “Most Influential Georgians” were Gulfstream Aerospace, Inc. President Mark Burns, City of Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach, Georgia Historical Society President & CEO W. Todd Groce, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griffith Lynch and Savannah Economic Development Authority President & CEO Trip Tollison.

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The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is a business organization managed by a volunteer board of directors. The Chamber encompasses Visit Savannah, Ambassadors Council, the CEO Council, Savannah Sports Council, Governmental Affairs Council, LaunchSAVANNAH, Leadership Savannah, Manufacturers and Distributors Council, Military Affairs Council, Owner’s Council, Public Relations Council, Savannah Compact Education Council, Small Business Council, Trustees Council and Visit Tybee.

Visit Savannah serves as the official destination marketing organization for the Savannah area tourism industry and is committed to driving economic prosperity in the greater Savannah community through increased overall visitation and related spending while continuing to build upon Savannah’s image as a world-class destination.