PRESS RELEASE: 2024 Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce State of the Chamber Event Celebrates Local Business Community

March 5, 2024

SAVANNAH, GA (March 5, 2024) — The Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of the Chamber and Community Awards on Friday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

Courtney Rawlins, president and CEO of the Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Karen Williams delivered remarks to more than 200 hundred guests at the sold-out dinner event. The Chamber’s 2023 accomplishments and vision for 2024 were unveiled, providing the community with local insights into the growth and progress in Pooler. The evening was made possible by presenting partners the Horne Law Firm and Angel Learning Center.

“We were proud to celebrate our members, both large and small, at this year’s annual event,” said Rawlins “We hope our guests take away our commitment to our local partners and business development within the region. While you are working in your business, we are working for your business.”

The 2024 Board of Directors was also announced at the event, and includes:

  • Jackie Schott, Trisha Cook Realty (2024 Board Chair)
  • Ashley Dubois, Members First Credit Union (2024 Vice Chair)
  • Mike Nadeau, Fleet Feet (Treasurer)
  • Delane Thomson, Image Hotels (Secretary)
  • Ben Anderson, St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler Campus (Immediate Past Chair)
  • Jeremy Nease, Badcock Home Furniture
  • Pranav Patel, The Taco Stache
  • Mathew Gains, Best Western Premier
  • Jim Kelleher, Mitsubishi Power America

The 2024 award recipients included:

  • Low Country Lubricants, Small Business of the Year
  • Tanger Outlets, Large Business of the Year
  • Best Western Premier, Hospitality Partner of the Year
  • The Taco Stache, Restaurant of the Year
  • Jasmine Miller, Georgia Tech Savannah Campus, Volunteer of the Year
  • Buff City Soap, Retail Partner of the Year
  • Queensborough National Bank, Member of the Year
  • Special Kicks, Community Cornerstone Award

About the Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau’s mission is to create a thriving, collaborative business environment in the Pooler area that nurtures and advocates for the growth of local businesses, fosters strong partnerships between businesses and the community, promotes assets to visitors and enhances the overall quality of life for our residents. Visit for more information.