PORT WENTWORTH, GA — WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2020 – The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce, as part of its mission to continue supporting local businesses while many places struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, is implementing the fourth phase of its Together for Port Wentworth initiative. In past months, the chamber launched the special campaign with videos designed to highlight local retailers, hospitality businesses and eateries by telling their stories and focusing on their offerings. As a whole, Together for Port Wentworth aims to bolster economic activity and connect consumers with businesses during these uncertain times.
This phase of the initiative unveils the chamber’s second video, titled “We are the Chamber,” which features business owners and leaders in the Port Wentworth business community expounding on what makes the market special and how the Chamber of Commerce contributes to it. The interviewees aim to let video viewers know more about the city’s retailers, eateries and service providers while recounting the benefits and assistance the chamber provides its many members.
The video features many local business owners, managers and entrepreneurs, including Sweet Tea Grille manager Nina Perry, Village Park Homes new home specialist Monica Farnsworth, Register International founder & CEO Sean Register, Holiday Inn Express & Suites general manager Kristine Hamilton, Deli Mart, Inc. president Tim Holbrook, Edward Jones financial advisor Victoria Waters, Hargray Fiber senior market executive/GM John Robertson, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service | Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex visitors services manager Monica Harris, Savannah Commercial Real Estate, LLC president Jay W. Andrews, the Thomas family of Meat N’ Spot, and Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce president & CEO Trisha Growe-Boyett.
In addition to the previously released marketing video, the campaign aims to remind residents and consumers that most area businesses can still use extra support in the current economic climate. All businesses are suffering right now, but the city’s hospitality sector and local restaurants have been hit especially hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chamber President & CEO Trisha Growe hopes those who are able will show their commitment by visiting open businesses or placing online orders and carryout orders. Even those with tight budgets can be helpful by going online and giving businesses a positive review or rating. Anyone who places an order, gives an online review or shares a businesses’ post is urged to hashtag it #Together4PW, so others can see the initiative taking hold in the online community. The idea is to spur on the campaign as more people realize it’s a simple way to offer support.
“The other phases of Together for Port Wentworth were so well received and successful, we knew we had to continue building on that momentum and keep the focus on our local business owners and operators,” Growe said. “I’m excited to premiere ‘We are the Chamber,’ the next video in the Together for Port Wentworth series. Through my work at the chamber, I’ve gotten to know these business leaders very well and they’re a wonderful group of people. Through this video, our community members have the opportunity to ‘meet’ some of them as well.”
To watch the “We are the Chamber” video, please visit https://rb.gy/ybqrw4. For more information on the chamber, please visit https://visitportwentworth.com/ or follow the chamber on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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