The Savannah Bee Company was recently designated a Small Business Rock Star by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association.
To qualify, the companies nominated must have no more than 100 employees, demonstrate innovative marketing, and use assistance from multiple state and federal agencies. The Savannah Bee Company & TSAV came out on top out of the 54 companies nominated across the state.
For instance, the maker of honey-based gourmet and beauty products has tapped the department as well as Savannah Tech, Georgia Tech, the Savannah Career Center, the Georgia Logistics Center of Innovation, Export Georgia and the Small Business Administration, among others.
'Everything’s been free: the way I like it,' Dennard said. 'All of these things have been underutilized by business in my opinion.' "
Source: Jones, Walter C. "Local Companies Designated Small Business Rockstars." Business In Savannah. 14 April 2015. <http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2015-03-16/local-companies-designated-small-business-rock-stars>.