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Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce hosts expo, awards

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Savannah Chamber of Commerce Business Expo kicked off Thursday afternoon at the Savannah International Trade and Convention center.

More than one-hundred area businesses showed their wares and services, even in a down economy.

"It is one of the best business to business events we have here in Savannah," said Dianna Morrison. "It incorporates anything from the ports and the International Trade Center to SEDA to small busniesses. Gulf Stream is here and we just have a wonderful time together, networking and finding ways we can do business together."

The expo wrapped up at 7 p.m. followed by an awards banque. Awards were presented to businesses and individuals that represent all major sectors in Savannah's economy, small business, industry and tourism.

The 2013 Award Winners were:

Entreprenuer of the Year- Greg Parker, The Parker Companies

Environmental Excellence Award- Georgia Ports Authority

Gulfstream ManufacturerCommunity Involvement Award- Weyerhaeuser

Helen V. Head, Small Business Advocate Award- Joe Marchese, Marchese Construction

Hospitality Business of the Year Award- Leopold's Ice Cream

Manufacturer's Safety Awards- Industrial Technical Services, Inc.

Small Business of the Year- Clayton Digital Reprographics, Inc.

World Trade Center Savannah International Business of the Year- SNF, Inc.

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