Our Mission

Savannah Master Calendar (SMC) is a media and marketing company that builds and strengthens relationships between local companies and the greater Savannah community by partnering area businesses with local charities and nonprofits, promoting community events, and educating locals about the many benefits of networking and philanthropy.

We provide numerous services to the community including a free master calendar that local nonprofits and community leaders can use to promote their events, a free weekly newsletter  that keeps over 30,000 locals informed of upcoming events, and daily local events coverage on our social media pages.

Additionally, we provide event planning and marketing services to local businesses, linking them with charities and nonprofits working to make positive changes in our area.

Our Vision

Savannah is a beautiful, historic city, and one that is growing and changing rapidly. Through building connections and promoting stronger relationships between the locals, businesses, and organizations that call Savannah home, we’re working to help our city become a more prosperous, inclusive, and neighborly community.

About Our Founder

Marianne is Cofounder and CMO of Good Cause Marketing and Owner of Savannah Master Calendar. She is a third generation Savannahian. Marianne received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Valdosta State University. After working in fashion merchandising for more than 10 years, Marianne came home to work at her family’s business, Johnnie Ganem’s, before discovering her passion for helping local businesses succeed while giving back to our community.

Marianne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Business Association and is the 2020 Chairperson for the Small Business Council for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce (as well as a Chamber Ambassador). Her extensive volunteer work includes participation in the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Big Wigs and American Diabetes Association Kiss-a-Pig campaigns. She is a recipient of the 2015 Next Generation Rising Stars in Savannah, which honors local business leaders under the age of 40. She is a graduate of the 2016 Leadership Savannah Class. Married to Rob Poppell, Marianne is also mom to three boys: Lawson, Brady Thomas, and Palmer—and one sheltie, Princess Paddle.