COMMUNITY HEADLINES – FEBRUARY 8, 2021

By February 8, 2021Local NewsWIRE
CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION SPONSORS HOMESTEAD HARVEST GIVEAWAY
(GARDEN CITY, GA) The Garden City Homestead Association’s community garden shared its third harvest with the community on Saturday, Jan. 30 in a program that included food demonstrations and education sessions. The Garden City public was invited to share in a winter vegetable harvest held at the garden, 4115 Second St. in Garden City. This is one of eight community gardens which has been awarded funding from Center Parc Credit Union within the past six months.
HEALTHY MOMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) In this week’s Healthy Moment video, host Frandasia Williams speaks with a partner of the Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health or REACH grant. Dierra Jones from Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship Food Pantry discusses how her organization assists and strengthens her community beyond just food assistance.
HEALTHY MOMENT with Dierra Jones, Kingdom Life Food Pantry
WORLD TRADE CENTER SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) announced the appointment of two new Board of Directors members, Register International Inc. founder and CEO Sean Register representing Bryan County and Silver & Associates President Dr. Joseph H. Silver, Sr. representing Chatham County. All members of the Executive Committee were reappointed.
COLONIAL GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW CEO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Colonial Group Inc. has announced a new era of leadership as it prepares to mark a major milestone in the company’s history in 2021. Christian B. Demere has been named chief executive officer, representing the fourth generation of family management in the company.
COMMUNITY CARES HEALTH RESOURCES FAIR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia took part in the Community Cares Fair at DeRenne Middle School on Jan 30 to provide educational resources to help increase flu vaccine awareness, to show the importance of nutrition and physical activity, and to offer assistance through HeroHelpMe.com. This work of the YMCA and Healthy Savannah is supported through grant funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program, whose purpose is to eliminate disparities in health outcomes based on race and income in Savannah and Chatham County. Presented by Georgia Southern University and National Youth at Risk, the drive-through event focused on getting coats and shoes for students, and Second Harvest gave away boxes of food to about 300 families. healthysavannah.org ymcaofcoastalga.org
ANNUAL SAVANNAH BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL GOES VIRTUAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 32nd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival is virtual this year with a full schedule of activities. Presented February 5-21 by Savannah State University with investment by the City of Savannah, the event will include readings, art installations, dance performances, concerts, a marketplace, and more. Most events will be presented at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJjjSQeXnRoltz2Dk8FdVg. For more information and the full schedule, visit www.savannahblackheritagefestival.org.
SAVANNAH SCORE’S POPULAR “TOOLS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS” WORKSHOP SERIES RETURNS IN FEBRUARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE is bringing back its popular “Tools to Grow Your Business” Lunch-and-Learn workshop series. Offered the third Thursday of every month, these live online workshops will cover a wide range of business-related topics. The series will kick off on Thursday, February 18, at 12 PM with its franchising fundamentals workshop, “Building Wealth through Franchise Ownership—During and Beyond COVID-19.” To register for the February 18 event, for which there is a $20 fee, please visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=anwty5eab&oeidk=a07ehjgzce61ee84d9c
WALKING WEDNESDAYS IN POOLER
(POOLER, GA) Fleet Feet Savannah-Pooler introduces Walking Wednesdays at the West Chatham YMCA. Walkers are asked to arrive shortly before the 6:30 PM start time to sign in. The group will leave the Pooler YMCA parking lot for a brisk, 45-minute walk. Be sure to bring your own form of hydration and reflective gear. https://www.facebook.com/events/858269285015347
ENMARKET OPENS NEW LOCATION
(POOLER, GA) Enmarket has opened a new store in Pooler. Located at 1264 U.S. Highway 80 East, at its corner with Pine Barren Road, the new Enmarket is also a travel center, serving both regular travelers and heavy truck traffic.
MARJORIE YOUNG PRESENTS FREE ONLINE PR CLASS WITH SAVANNAH ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Thursday, March 25 at 12:00 p.m., the City of Savannah will host a free online class, “Increase Positive Buzz in the Community and Online,” offered in conjunction with the Savannah Entrepreneurial Center. Community publicist Marjorie Young will share powerful tips on how to position oneself as the authority in the field, how to create brand ambassadors by forming an advisory board, and how to create a “Repeatable Tagline™” that helps the positive buzz spread easier and faster.
HEALTHY OPTIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Are you hungry and on the go? ⁠Pick up an Enmarket water & salad packed with protein for just $6!
MOOMOO NEEDS A HOME
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) “Moo” is great with people, and even shares his sweet kisses. While he’s getting better around other dogs, he still prefers to be your one-and-only without other dogs (and especially without cats). http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2020-d-210-moomoo/
FACEBOOK ADS: HOW TO REDUCE WASTEFUL SPENDING
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Concerned you’re wasting money on certain Facebook ads? Wondering which Facebook ads to turn off? Facebook marketing expert Andrea Vahl explains how to identify Facebook ads you should stop spending money on. You’ll learn which cost per result metrics to watch, and get benchmark percentages to assess whether the cost per result for your Facebook ads is too high.
Facebook Ads: How to Reduce Wasteful Spending
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