SAVANNAH, Ga. – World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) hosted its annual Prosperity Through Trade Luncheon which featured financial journalist and bestselling author Ron Insana as the keynote speaker and Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch with an update on the Port of Savannah.
During the luncheon, WTCSav presented the World Trade Center Savannah International Business of the Year Award to Dorel Home Furnishings of Bryan County. Dorel Home Furnishings is a Canadian company established in 1962 that located a distribution center in Bryan County in 2016. Dorel brands are recognized globally, and the company employs approximately 8,900 people in 25 countries.
Sponsored by Georgia Southern University, the award is given annually to a regional company demonstrating excellence in international trade. This award is presented to encourage and recognize exemplary corporate leadership for international business or trade that advances relations between the U.S. and other nations as well as creates quality jobs in the region.
This event serves to highlight global economic development in the region and to showcase the activities of WTCSav and the successes of its 16 economic development authority partners in the Southeast Georgia region. Thank you to Georgia Ports Authority for being the 2021 event’s platinum sponsor. And thank you to our event sponsors, Colliers International, McCraney Property Company, Savannah Airport Commission, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, The Pinyan Company, City of Savannah, Pintail Site Preparation, J.L. Williamson Law Group, National Office Systems, Savannah Bee Company, Cargo Group Logistics, Evans General Contractors, LLC., Bonitz of Georgia, Dulany Industries, International Paper, StageFront, Thomas & Hutton, Carver State Bank, First Chatham Bank, Sterling Seacrest Pritchard, Kennickell Group, Savannah Pilots Association, SCAD, South State Bank, Canadian Consulate General – Atlanta, Resource & Land Consultants and BankSouth.