Savannah family awarded Entrepreneur of the Year

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – A family of family of restaurateurs has been awarded the 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Savannah Downtown Business Association.

The Harris family will receive the Elizabeth Patterson award, marking a decade of business success in downtown Savannah.

The Entrepreneur of the Year award luncheon will take place at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. This event is open to the public and costs $30 for members and guests.

The Harris family has owned the Shrimp Factory on River Street since 1977. Cheri Harris Power has taken the reigns of the restaurant empire that her father started in the early 1960s, according to an SDBA news release. They have also owned The River House, Boar's Head, The Pirate's House, The Shrimp Factory and Kevin Barry's.

The SDBA will also recognize the 2010 Volunteer of the Year at its upcoming luncheon.

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