COMMUNITY HEADLINES – JANUARY 18, 2021

By January 18, 2021Local NewsWIRE
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
(WSAV) Observance Day Association hosts MLK Giving Campaign: https://www.wsav.com/honoring-mlk-jr/observance-day-association-hosts-mlk-giving-campaign/
ENMARKET OPENS NEW POOLER STORE
(POOLER, GA) Enmarket has opened a store in Pooler at 1264 U.S. Highway 80 East, on the corner of Pine Barren Road. The new travel center serves regular travelers and heavy truck traffic.
COLONIAL GROUP ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF AQUA SMART, INC.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Colonial Group Inc. is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Aqua Smart, Inc. based in Atlanta. Aqua Smart produces and distributes a unique corrosion control product that treats drinking water around the world. The addition of Aqua Smart is expected to further diversify and build upon Colonial’s presence in the water treatment industry.
HEALTHY MOMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) In this week’s Healthy Moment video, host Frandasia Williams speaks with Dr. Deidre Grim of Healthy Savannah, and a partner of the Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health or REACH grant. They discuss “The Corner Store Initiative,” which addresses healthy food priority areas, formerly known as food deserts, and works with corner stores, convenience stores, and neighborhood gas stations to provide healthy food for their patrons.
HEALTHY MOMENT with Dr. Deidre Grim #2
SCORE NEEDS BUSINESS MENTORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) January is National Mentoring Month. The Savannah chapter of SCORE celebrates all mentors and is seeking individuals who would like to give back to the community by volunteering as a Savannah SCORE business mentor. Volunteering at SCORE is a way to give back, connect with fellow business owners, and share knowledge with others.
COLLABGISTICS INC. HELPS SAVANNAH’S TECH SCENE CONTINUE TO GROW
(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Collabgistics Inc., a logistics company that aims to decrease and streamline the paperwork associated with shipping, is a part of the growing Savannah Logistics Technology Corridor (SLTC), a designation that creates a geographically defined area where businesses can locate and be close enough to each other to encourage collaboration and innovation. Collabgistics Inc. has secured first-round seed funding and is already partnering with a few Savannah logistics companies to begin beta testing.
CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION’S BLOG ANSWERS QUESTIONS
(CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION) Most people aren’t aware of the advantages of a credit union and becoming a member of one. Is it really any different from a bank? Center Parc Credit Union has answers to these questions and more on their blog. Visit centerparc.org/what-are-the-benefits-of-a-credit-union to discover whether a credit union is right for you.
TIDE TO TOWN PROMISES A HEALTHIER, MORE EQUITABLE SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) Former Savannah Mayor Dr. Otis Johnson says Savannah citizens should support the continued development of the urban trail system to access work, school and shopping as well as for recreation by Savannahians of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS
(WTOC.COM) There has been an increased need for health and social services during the pandemic. The WTOC Community Champions at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African American Health Center have put thousands of people in Chatham County in touch with the agencies that can provide help. That work became easier at almost the exact time it became more important with the timely introduction of the St. Joseph’s/Candler African American Health Center’s Hero Help Me database.
Hero Database - Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program
LEARN ABOUT LONG DISTANCE HIKING THE CAMINO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Have you ever dreamed about taking an epic hike, perhaps even walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek across Spain? On February 6 at noon, rain or shine, we will meet at Lake Mayer Park to talk about “what to pack.” Afterward, we will hike six miles on the Truman Linear Trail. For more info email: marjorie@marjorieyoung.com
THE NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
(DISABILITY SCOOP) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is acknowledging for the first time that COVID-19 poses an especially high risk for people with Down syndrome.
PODCAST
(#WATERCOOLER) Healthy Savannah’s Nichele Hoskins discusses the importance of getting a seasonal flu shot. Plus, hear from a panel of guests representing businesses and organizations from around Savannah and Chatham County, including Alfonso Ribot, president of the Metropolitan Savannah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MSAVHCC).
SAMMIE NEEDS A HOME
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Sammie gets along with others and loves playing with toys. She would do well with plenty of company to keep her preoccupied and stimulated. http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2020-d-256-sammie/
FACEBOOK ADS REPORTING: HOW TO SPOT TRENDS
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Facebook advertising expert Andrea Vahl shares how to audit your Facebook ads. You’ll learn how to see which Facebook ads audiences, creatives, and placements are working best for you, and which you can stop spending money on. You’ll also get tips to optimize the performance of your Facebook ads.
Facebook Ads Reporting: How to Spot Trends
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