The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses at its annual Business Awards Banquet, held at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront. Each year, the Chamber recognizes standout leaders in the community and honors individuals and businesses that represent local economic drivers including hospitality, manufacturing and small business.
2019 award recipients are below:
Hospitality Business of the Year Award: Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport. Presented to a business that demonstrates how to be a true steward and host.
Environmental Excellence Award: Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah. Presented to a manufacturing company that has demonstrated outstanding performance in its efforts to maintain a quality environment for Savannah in 2017.
Manufacturer ’s Safety Award: Dulany Industries. Presented to the member company that has the best total OSHA Incidence Rate for 2017.
Entrepreneur of the Year: Cari Clark Phelps, Clark Creative Communications. This award is presented to an individual whose creative vision, talent and innovative thinking develops opportunities for growth not just in business, but community wide.
Helen V. Head Business Advocate Award: Allyson Harvin, ServPro of Savannah. Helen V. Head was the first female board chair of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. The Helen V. Head Business Advocate Award goes to an individual who exemplifies dedication to the community while being a true advocate for local small business.
Gulfstream Community Involvement Award: Charles H. Morris. Presented to a company that conducted an outstanding community outreach project during 2017.
Cornerstone Award: The Rotary Club of Savannah. Recognizes a non-profit company whose mission directly supports Savannah’s business community.
Small Business of the Year Award: Harkleroad Diamonds & Fine Jewelry. Presented to a company that has achieved success in its business through growth and quality performance, innovative efforts and active participation in the community.