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Savannah, Georgia

Savannah Business Signs

Savannah is a city located on the furthest eastern coastline of the present-day U.S. state of Georgia.  Originally inhabited by the Yamacraw peoples, the area which would become Savannah, Georgia saw its first Europeans on February 12th, 1733, when General James Oglethorpe and other settlers landed at Yamacraw Bluff on their ship Anne.  Oglethorpe was an envoy of British King George II.  He was met at Yamacraw Bluff by natives Tomochichi and John and Mary Musgrove.  Mary Musgrove served as translator.  This date is considered Savannah, Georgia’s founding date.  Oglethorpe would order the construction of the city along a very rigid plan, which came to be known as the Oglethorpe Plan.

Savannah, Georgia was named after the Savannah River.  There are a few theories concerning the origin of the Savannah River’s name.  The first of these posits the river was named after the Shawnee, whose native name is ‘Sa-wano-ki,’ or ‘southerners’.  The second theory points to the English term ‘savanna’, referring to a kind of tropical grassland.  (Savanna was borrowed from the Spanish ‘sabana’, which itself was borrowed from the Taino word ‘zabana’.)  Yet another theory suggests the name originates from Algonquian terms referring to ‘southerners’ or perhaps ‘salt.’

Today, according to a 2016 report by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Savannah, Georgia has a total population of 146,763 ‘Savannahians.’  This makes it the fifth most populous city in the state of Georgia.  That same 2016 report estimates the Savannah, Georgia metropolitan area to have a total population of 384,024 people.  This makes it the third most populous metropolitan area in the state of Georgia.

Modern-day Savannah, Georgia’s economy is dominated by the Port of Savannah, manufacturing, the military, and, of course, the tourist industries.  In fact, in 2011, according to the Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 12.1 million people visited the city that year.  This influx of tourists accounts for over $2 billion in the local economy, along with 17,000 jobs.  The Union Camp Paper Mill is one of the city’s largest employers.  Additionally, Savannah, Georgia also serves as the headquarters for the Gulfstream Aerospace Company, TitleMax, Morris Multimedia, and JCB.  On top of all this, the Port of Savannah is North America’s fourth largest port when it comes to shipping container traffic.

As for points of interest, Savannah, Georgia is positively brimming with them.  This may be due to the fact that Savannah is the oldest city located within Georgia.  Among these attractions is the Georgia Historical Society, which is the oldest continually operating historical society in the South, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the First African Baptist Church, one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in the United States, Temple Mickve Israel, the third oldest synagogue in America, and the Central of Georgia Railway Roundhouse Complex, which is the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America.

The Central of Georgia Railway Roundhouse Complex is also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is considered a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.  Speaking of which, the entirety of Savannah, Georgia’s downtown area is considered one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States.

As for sports, Savannah, Georgia is currently home to four professional franchises.  Grayson Stadium is home to Baseball’s Coastal Plain League’s Savannah Bananas, who have one league title to their names.  Armstrong State University’s courts are home to Continental Basketball League’s Savannah Wildcats, winners of one league title.  Savannah High School courts are home to East Coast Basketball League’s Savannah Storm, while Tiger Arena is home to American Indoor Football’s Savannah Steam.

Own a small business in the Savannah, Georgia area?  Thinking about it?  These resources could help you:

Apply for a Business License in Savannah, Georgia:

http://www.savannahga.gov/index.aspx?NID=366

Business in Savannah, Georgia:

http://www.savannahga.gov/index.aspx?NID=364

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce:

http://www.savannahchamber.com/

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All-Star Signs

Winder, GA

Robert Wales

http://allstarsigns.net/

770-356-8225

 

Applied Aesthetics

Kennesaw, GA

Caitlin Coffey-Finzer

https://www.facebook.com/Applied-Aesthetics-606135682788057/

770-485-9199

 

Big Dawg Signs

Statham, GA

Calvin Weaver

https://www.bigdawgsigns.net/

678-726-7556

 

Bulldog Signs

Covington, GA

Edman Hickman

https://www.areapoints.com/er-signs-bogart

678-350-8585

 

Custom Signs Today

Atlanta , GA

Greg Hutcheson

http://www.cstgraphics.com/

404-264-9334

 

E&R Signs

Bogart, GA

Edman Hickman

https://www.areapoints.com/er-signs-bogart

888-242-2841

 

Eddie`s Designs Web, Print, And Signs

Monroe, GA

Edman Hickman

https://www.facebook.com/Eddies-design-web-print-signs-LLC-579075542156967/

678-635-5849

 

FIRE DOG Design

Atlanta, GA

Wendy Gordon

https://www.yellowpages.com/atlanta-ga/mip/fire-dog-signs-design-482412740

404-907-2853

 

Image360 Tucker (Indigo Signs)

Tucker, GA

Earl Walker

http://www.image360.com/tuckerga

770-939-0902

 

National Vinyl Services

Griffin, GA

Brian Rayl

https://www.facebook.com/pg/nvswraps/about/

770-778-1650

 

NXGraphix

McDonough, GA

Steve Bowen

http://www.custom-car-wraps.com/wrap-shop/nxgraphix–936

770-898-5655

 

Signs & More, Inc

Cartersville, GA

Bill Swanson

http://www.signsmoreinc.com/

770-383-8882

 

T&T Signs, Inc.

Waynesville, GA

Larry Groover

http://www.sign.com/waynesville-ga-t

912-778-5531

 

Walsh Customs

Stockbridge, GA

Cheryl Walsh

https://www.chamberofcommerce.com/stockbridge-ga/27686577-walsh-customs-inc

770-652-7272

 

Xpress Enterprises

Hampton, GA

Bill Williams

https://bestbusinessga.com/company/1874275/xpress-enterprises-llc.html

678-951-2884

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