COMMUNITY HEADLINES – DECEMBER 14, 2020

By December 14, 2020Local NewsWIRE
HEALTHY WALK
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, December 15, join the Healthy Savannah team for a #HealthyWalk at Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center, 681 Fort Argyle Rd, Savannah, GA 31419. Be sure to wear your mask if you plan to walk. Check out last week’s walk at Wormsloe Historic Site. https://fb.watch/2i1PGToHTc/
AdMoER HEALTH TRACKING APP TO LAUNCH IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) A new mobile app launching next year aims to support and protect the community by tracking COVID and other highly infectious diseases. AdMoER (Advanced Monitoring Emergency Response) will alert users if an individual with pre-existing conditions is in the area to remind them to take additional precautions, as well as notify users if a possibly contagious individual is in the area. AdMoER starts beta testing next month.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Health App Brings US Operations to Savannah, GA
CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION DONATES TOYS TO WEST BROAD YMCA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union donated toys to the Heritage West Broad YMCA December 10. The location for the drop-off was moved to Trinity Church on 225 West President Street between 4:30 and 4:45 p.m. Toy donations supported West Broad YMCA’s 40th Annual Miracle on May Street Christmas Festival on December 12 and went to children registered to receive a gift at this event. Toys were distributed via grab-and-go present pick-up due to COVID-19 restrictions.
COLONIAL GROUP ANNOUNCED AS JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT DISCOVERY CENTER LEAD SPONSOR
(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) The Junior Achievement Discovery Center planned for Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus has taken a step forward with the Colonial Group, Inc., investing as the lead sponsor. The $2 million contribution will fund the renovation and launch of the facility known as the JA Colonial Group Discovery Center of Savannah.
ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATIONAL SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, in partnership with Healthy Savannah, will stream its next broadcast on January 7 with “Activity-Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations.” Watch the interactive program LIVE at 1:00 p.m. on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/healthysav/). It will also be rebroadcast at a later date on the City of Savannah’s Government Channel and on SavannahNow.com/podcasts.
ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH LIVE SERIES EXPLORES HEALTHY WALKING ROUTES ON JANUARY 7
CREATIVE COAST TO HOST STRESS MANAGEMENT WEBINAR DECEMBER 17
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Creative Coast will be hosting a Lunchtime Topics Webinar on December 17 at 12 p.m. covering how the brain responds to pleasure and threat and why we are so addicted to our devices, cable news, and seasonal treats from our favorite coffee shops, especially during these stressful times. The focus will be understanding the root of these behaviors in order to start adopting healthier habits. This webinar will be presented by health and fitness expert and award-winning columnist Dr. Davana Pilczuk. https://thecreativecoast.org/event/how-smart-phones-cable-news-and-peppermint-lattes-have-kidnapped-our-brains
CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER FOR PARK PLACE OUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA). Chipotle on E. Victory Drive is hosting a fundraiser to support Park Place Outreach. Between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. on December 16, 33 percent of all proceeds from Chipotle orders will be donated to Park Place Outreach, a nonprofit agency that serves at-risk youth. Customers may tell the cashier they’re supporting the cause or order online using promo code 6Z3BLN3 upon checkout to ensure funds are donated.
PHOTOVOICE AUTHOR DR. NANDI A. MARSHALL APPOINTED TO PUBLIC HEALTH EXECUTIVE BOARD
Dr. Nandi A. Marshall has been elected to sit on the American Public Health Association’s Executive Leadership Board. With a membership of 25,000 public health professionals, the organization is committed to building a healthier nation in one generation. A public health professor at Georgia Southern University, Dr. Marshall recently facilitated a Photovoice project to identify social, cultural, and physical barriers that discourage breastfeeding by African American mothers in Chatham County and the opportunities to remove those obstacles. The findings were published in a photo book, “Savannah H.O.P.E. Photovoice Project,” documenting personal experiences from local African-American mothers. The project was also recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials, which represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments.
SAVANNAH AREA BUSINESS BREAKFAST DECEMBER 17
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Business Breakfast brings the business community together to honor two new recipients of Savannah’s highest recognition for its business and community leaders, the Oglethorpe Award. Updates will also be provided by several Savannah area business organizations. The event is open to the public as space allows, and all are welcome to join in recognizing the best of the Savannah community. https://bit.ly/3oEmwhH
LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2021 Leadership Savannah Class are currently being accepted. This will be a one-year class and is limited to 42 people. The Selections Committee is seeking representation from a cross-section of the community. The programs are being finalized but are expected to consist of monthly interactive sessions lead by top community experts within their fields. Need-based scholarships are available, and the application deadline has been extended to January 4. https://bit.ly/3m1094o
DEC 14 SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES LIVE AT 9 A.M.
(#WATERCOOLER) Top 10 Things Nonprofits Need to Know. Join Nipuna Ambanpola, CEO and Cofounder of IVolunteer International, Michael Siegel, Chair of SCORE Savannah and Diana Morrison of Ad Specialty to hear their insights on what non-profits need to know. The interactive conversation will stream at 9:00 a.m., Monday, Dec 14, 2020, on Savannah Community Headlines LIVE, the #WATERCOOLER social media show on Carriage Trade Public Relations Facebook page. Join the conversation with this link.
SCORE SC LOWCOUNTRY CHAPTER RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION
(HILTON HEAD, SC) SCORE SC Lowcountry Chapter #0650 has achieved the Platinum level performance rating for the fourth consecutive year— the highest level for a SCORE Chapter and a rare achievement among the 240 chapters nationwide. SC Lowcountry Chapter was also recognized as the 2019 Chapter of the Year (Small Markets). It was acknowledged as the number one performing chapter in the country, as well as the number one chapter for client engagement/feedback ratings. https://sclowcountry.score.org/
PODCAST
(#WATERCOOLER) Special Guest, Tim Echols – Georgia Public Service Commission. In this podcast, we learn about the different green energy projects happening in Georgia. Energy policy will be a major topic of conversation in 2021. Tune in to hear about what might change in 2021, who will benefit, and how issues like solar energy roll-outs, broadband expansion proceedings, and clean technologies will impact Savannah this coming year and beyond.
SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS – IT’S NOT TOO LATE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Flu season doesn’t wind down until the spring, so it’s not too late to get vaccinated. Those who get the vaccine reduce the risk of getting the flu and help save medical resources needed for COVID-19 patients. Now is a great time to roll up your sleeve. Most insurance will cover the cost of the flu shot, and some clinics offer it for free. Check out upcoming clinics in the Savannah area at https://www.gachd.org/ or find the nearest clinic here: https://vaccinefinder.org/find-vaccine
12 USEFUL GMAIL SETTINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED
(FAST COMPANY) Feature-rich apps like Gmail have tons of options and you might not be aware of quite a few. Here’s a breakdown of some of Gmail’s most helpful, yet least visible settings. Consider it your Gmail treasure map!
SAVE THE CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Crystal Beer Parlor, established in 1933, is part of Savannah’s rich and colorful history. Like many other restaurants, the pandemic has hit the Crystal hard. To help keep the lights on, the owners have established a Go-Fund-Me page with a fundraising goal of $150,000.
MINK NEEDS A HOME
(COASTALPETRESCUE.ORG) Neat, petite and oh so sweet, Mink is a beautiful girl waiting to find her forever home. Having raised her two kittens when she was barely more than a kitten herself, she’s now ready to enjoy life and would make a purr-fect companion.
HOW TO CREATE AN ENGAGED FACEBOOK GROUP: 5 STEPS
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Facebook marketing expert Dana Malstaff shares five steps to create a Facebook group members will return to and engage with. Get practical tips to structure your group and discover three types of posts to ban from your group. You’ll also get examples of posts you should be using, and learn how to balance conversational posts with educational posts.
How to Create an Engaged Facebook Group: 5 Steps
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