Coastal News

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  • 19 Mar 2013 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Join the Chatham County Health Department in the TLC Office, located in the Savannah international Trade & Convention Center, for the Chatham County Environmental Services Temporary Food Service Permit Seminar.

    Todd Jones, Environmental Health Director, will discuss rules and regulations related to serving food at events outside or for outside catering.

    Two seminars will take place: Tuesday, March 26, at 9:00am; and Wednesday, March 27, at 3:00pm.

    Reservations are required. Please make reservations by Monday, March 25.

    The seminar is free to TLC members. Non-member cost is $15 per person. Accepted payment is cash, check, or credit card. Payment is due at the door.

  • 20 Sep 2012 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Last year GA doubled the number of sales tax auditors and they are targeting the Restaurant Industry for uncollected tax on:
    •  Equipment purchases
    •  Leases
    •  Supplies
    •  Mandatory gratuities
    • Comp’d Meals
    •  New restaurant construction

    Join the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) and Net Financials’ Bob Wagner at Local 11 Ten on October 10th from 10am-11:15 to learn how to prepare for this type of situation. This is a free event brought to you by the GRA Coastal Chapter. Please RSVP to Rachel@garestaurants.org

  • 16 Aug 2012 8:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cathy Colasanto and her team at Pearl's Saltwater Grille are celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a return to the Rat Pack Night fundraiser for Savannah's local Ronald McDonald House (RMH).

    Date: Tuesday, August 21st 
    Time: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
    Location: Pearl's Saltwater Grille - overlooking the Herb Creek (7000 LaRoche Ave, Savannah GA 31406) 

    There will be door prizes, martini specials, a Rat Pack Retro Costume Contest and live Music. 10% of the evening sales will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Book a table for dinner by calling 912-352-8221 or book online – at PearlsSaltwaterGrille.com

  • 02 Aug 2012 4:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Participate in this year’s Taste of Tybee Business Connection. Eight hundred attendees enjoyed the best of coastal cuisine, great networking and cold beverages on Tybee’s beautiful Pier and Pavilion last year. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your artistry and fare. Chamber member restaurants and caterers can participate in Taste of Tybee for free! This is a private event open to Chamber members only and member guests. Space is limited, please click here for the form and register today.

    Deadline for submission is Thursday, August 16. Contact Small Business & Events Manager Cally D’Angelo at 912.644.6459 or email her at CDAngelo@SavannahChamber.com with any questions.

  • 30 Jul 2012 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This event will help assist veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, and military spouse with finding job opportunities in the community. This event will be free, and conducted in tandem with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Statesboro Chamber of Commerce, Office of the Mayor of Statesboro GA, the Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), NBC News, and a host of other local partners.

    Date: August 21st
    Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: Nessmith-Lane Conference Center at Georgia Southern University, 847 Plant Dr, Statesboro, GA

    Contact Brandon Webb at Brandon.Webb@mail.house.gov if you intend to participate. You can also register at https://hoh.greatjob.net/sc/viewEvent.action?id=470810.

  • 19 Jul 2012 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The cool, rich flavor of your new favorite Craft Brew lifts your spirit as you take in the Savannah’s elegant skyline across the Savannah River. Then it’s on to the next booth as you and 4,000 of your new friends try out 130+ beers from local, regional and national craft brewers. The 2012 Savannah Craft Brew Week is the area's much-anticipated opportunity to experience and celebrate coveted craft beers! This year, Savannah will devote a week to the craft brew enthusiast from Sunday, August 26 to Sunday, September 2, 2012. Enjoy a week of Savannah specials from local, hotels, restaurants, pubs and stores.

    On Friday evening, August 31, enjoy tasting craft beers from around the world during the International Craft Brew Tasting.

    The Grand Tasting will be on the Esplanade at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Saturday, September 1. The event will feature offerings from more than 45 breweries, live music, featuring the Chuck Courtenay Band and Bottles and Cans, good food and more! 

    And on tap for Sunday, September 2, is the first Savannah Rhythm & Brews undefined a Savannah Craft Brew Fest live outdoor concert with the Heavy Pets, Stokeswood and Jason D. Williams, as well as Sister Hazel and the North Mississippi Allstars! Make plans to attend today!

  • 08 Jun 2012 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Georgia Restaurant Association held their Quarterly Coastal Chapter Meeting on June 6th at the Pirate's House in Savannah. Yash Dave, Associate in the Litigation Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russel LLP, shared the latest developments in labor and employment law, as well as recent trends and practical tips for handling employment-related issues.

    Mr. Dave’s practice is primarily devoted to labor and employment litigation. He has represented employers in labor and employment matters before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in various state and federal courts.

    Mr. Dave also provides counsel to employers on labor and employment compliance issues including drafting employee handbooks and policy manuals, employment contracts, severance agreements and non-competition agreements. Get an overview of his presentation here.

  • 01 Jun 2012 12:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Savannah Technical College’s Culinary Institute of Savannah will offer two certification programs for area restaurant service professionals through a nationally recognized, award-winning standard training program. Dining Room AssociateTM and Wine Steward AssociateTM will be offered through one course in STC’s continuing education program. The 40-hour course will meet in the evenings on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning May 29, 2012, at the main STC campus (Room 1142, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, 31405).
  • 01 Jun 2012 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Village at Savannah Quarters is looking for a full service restaurant with a bar, about 6,000 square feet, that will serve lunch and dinner. The idea is to create a place where people can enjoy a patio over the water, with paddle fans, gas lights, and possibly entertainment.

    Visit www.savannahquarters.com for more information. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Rachel Mathews at rachel@garestaurants.org.

  • 02 Mar 2012 3:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The latest in commercial kitchen equipment innovations are on display in this live fully functional commercial test kitchen on wheels. Come attend one of the hourly cooking demonstrations that begin at 8:00 am through 2:00 pm.  Enjoy a light snack as they prepare today’s hottest food trends on the kitchen equipment of tomorrow.


    Products to be Demonstrated:
    - Hydrovection Oven, Convection Oven & Combi Oven
    - Spin Fresh Fryer & Low Oil Volume Fryer

    *Click* on a city below to reserve your spot on the State of Georgia tour:

    Savannah, GA - March 6th, 2012

    Macon, GA - March 7th, 2012

    Albany, GA - March 8th, 2012

    Atlanta, GA - March 20-22nd, 2012

    For more information please contact Michael Moore at (770)441-3100 ext. 2

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