Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Eggs and Issues Breakfast


From left to right: Rep. Ron Stephens, Rep. Bob Bryant, Rep. Ann Purcell, Rep. Ben Watson, Rep. Elect Bill Hitchens. *Senator Buddy Carter attended (not pictured)
From left to right: Rep. Ron Stephens, Rep. Bob Bryant, Rep. Ann Purcell, Rep. Ben Watson, Rep. Elect Bill Hitchens. *Senator Buddy Carter attended (not pictured)

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee held their 2012 Annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Friday, November 28, 2012. Over 250 people gathered at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott to hear the business leaders of our community’s “wish list”.

Bill Shira of Gulfstream made a special presentation to long time State Representative Ann Purcell of Effingham County.

Trip Tollison, SEDA Interim Chairman and a member of the Chatham County State Legislative Delegation introduced the 2013 State Legislative Agenda. Each member of the delegation present stated their support for the agenda. Top priorities included support for the Governor’s funding request for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project; support removal of the sunset provisions related to sales tax exemptions on general aviation parts; healthcare issues concerning Georgia’s Medicaid and sales tax exemptions for non profit hospitals; support budget policy that allows both hospital systems in Savannah to remain viable while still providing superior health care; support dedicated source of funding for a trauma network and to support tourism’s statewide return on investment with additional resources and marketing funds.

For more information on the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs commitee, contact Courtney Hester, Governmental Affairs Manager, 912-644-6406 or visit SavannahChamber.com


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