My favorite conversation to have with a business owner is telling them some good news. Sometimes it’s as simple as, “Hey good news, it’s going to be a sunny weekend!” Sometimes, it’s more serious and is good news about how their marketing campaign is going. But, once a year, I get to share the good news that our community has voted them the Best of Savannah. There is nothing better.
For the last couple of weeks, the Connect Savannah marketing crew has been busy and has been loving every second of it. We’ve been working our way through the 2021 Best of Savannah competition winners and visiting them, sharing the results.
Every day, we come back to the office with a feel-good story of someone’s reaction finding out they’ve won a Best of Savannah category. My personal favorite reactions are when the entire staff of a business says, “Woohoo!” at once - shoutout to you, Ivory & Beau ladies.
This year, the Best of Savannah issue will be out on May 19. It will feature a complete list of winners and finalists. It’s going to be in full glossy, magazine-style format, making it a great keepsake. I can’t wait to see them on coffee tables and in waiting rooms all over town.
The real fun kicks off on May 18 with the Best of Savannah winners’ party. We’ll safely gather at the beautiful Trustees’ Gardens and celebrate local businesses pushing through a rough year. We’ll have local food vendors, music, photos and an open bar.
To me, the Best of Savannah competition is all about supporting all local business and spreading love to people who work their butts off all year. If I’ve learned anything from my career in news and marketing, it’s that a little good news goes a long way. See y’all on May 18!