Makers & Merchants Matchmaking

ACE Women’s Business Center Savannah
is proud to announce:

November 2, 2023
12:00 noon – 7:00 pm

Makers & Merchants Matchmaking

Makers must be located in the Savannah Region.  Savannah is a tourist destination and everyone visiting wants to take a memento of Savannah home with them!

Let’s get your products into more retail outlets.

The main goal of this matchmaking event is to create a win-win situation, where makers gain access to a broader market and merchants gain access to unique and desirable products that can set them apart from competitors. It can also help foster collaboration and support between creative communities and businesses, encouraging innovation and diversity in the market.

If you are a local maker of any type of products, food and beverage, jewelry, pottery, leather goods, wood and metal working, glass making, body care, hair care and any other products not listed, we want you to be a part of this movement!

Here’s why you should participate in Makers & Merchants Matchmaking:

Merchants from the Savannah metro area are eagerly anticipating meeting and shopping with local makers who are fully vetted and prepared to offer their merchandise wholesale.

Learn how to price, market and wholesale your products.

Create a wholesale program that you can use as a new revenue stream and grow your business.

Get your products into more retail outlets.

Generate more revenue!

To participate in the Makers & Merchants Matchmaking Series, all participants are required to have the following:

Employer Identification Number (EIN)

W-9 Form

Phase 1

Workshops to Attend

Participants must complete all relevant workshops and the in-person 1:1 Consultation session to move forward to participate in the main Makers & Merchants Matchmaking event on November 2, 2023.

You only need to register and attend one of the Introduction to Makers & Merchants Matchmaking event.

Introduction to Makers & Merchants Matchmaking

Live Online Webinar via Zoom

Date to Determined
Cost: Free

Learn the details of the Makers & Merchants Matchmaking event and the steps you will need to take in order to prepare yourself with all the tools you will need to participate in this fantastic opportunity to grow your business.

Additional Training will be provided and the topics will be determined at a later date!

Stay Tuned for Training Topics

Phase 2

In-Person 1:1 Consultation Session

In order to to participate in an 1:1 Consultation, you must have completed required trainings.

In-Person 1:1 Consultation Session

In-Person at ACE Women’s Business Center, Savannah Region
(305 Fahm Street, Savannah, GA 31401)

Dates to be determined
Cost: Free

Once clients have been vetted into the program, they will receive a link to schedule their in-person 1:1 Consultation Session.

These meetings will serve as mock demos to ensure clients are equipped with what they need to be successful.

Phase 3

The Main Event

Once you have completed the workshops and individual 1:1 sessions, you can register to attend the Makers & Merchants Matchmaking event. If you do not complete the prerequisites, you are automatically ineligible to attend this event.

Makers & Merchants Matchmaking

In-Person at The Thompson Hotel, Savannah
201 Port Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Date to be determined
Cost: Free

An event for local makers and local merchants to meet in order to do business together. Local merchants are eager to learn about and purchase goods from a talented Savannah maker like yourself. By the time of this event, you will be equipped with a wholesale program that qualifies you and your business to participate. You will make valuable connections, establish your products into more retail outlets and increase your revenue!

We are excited to help give you the tools you need to expand your business and increase your revenue, and we look forward to experiencing your success at the Makers & Merchants Matchmaking!

See you there!