The "9th Annual State of Small Business in Chatham County Symposium" was presented on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Ten of the area's top business leaders reported on the current status of key business sectors and the impact they will have on Savannah's small business community in 2022 and beyond. Presenters included Savannah Mayor Van Johnson; Michael Owens, CEO, Tourism Leadership Council; Moncello Stewart, President, Greater Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce; Victoria Saxton, CFO, Small Business Assistance Corporation; Scott Scheidt, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Seimitsu IT Services; Dr. Michael Toma, Professor of Economics, Georgia Southern University; and others. An electronic booklet containing one-page summaries of the presentations can be accessed at To view the actual event, go to the SCORE Savannah Facebook page: The event was co-sponsored by Savannah SCORE and Wells Fargo and was hosted by Marjorie Young, President of Carriage Trade Public Relations, Joe Marchese, President of Marchese Construction, and Jess Belfry, Chapter Chair, Savannah SCORE.

2021 The State of Small Business in Chatham County