COMMUNITY HEADLINES – JANUARY 3, 2022

By January 3, 2022Local NewsWIRE
COLONIAL CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Colonial Chemical Solutions, Inc. (CCS), a subsidiary of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc., has announced the acquisition of Industrial Chemicals Inc. The 80-year-old company, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, provides a wide selection of industrial chemicals and offers services including repackaging, storage, custom blending, contract storage and packaging, and chemical logistical support. Visit https://colonialchemicals.com/
SEIMITSU NEW HIRE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Seimitsu, a Savannah-based business specializing in IT services and high-speed broadband fiber, is pleased to announce that Brendan West has joined the family-owned firm as Director of Fiber & Infrastructure Operations. West’s responsibilities include day-to-day operations for fiber and infrastructure design, construction and implementation. For more info, call 1.912.352.3689 or visit www.seimitsu.com.
SAVANNAH AREA COVID-19 TESTING SITES JANUARY SCHEDULE
(CHATHAM COUNTY, GA) There will be no COVID-19 testing at the Savannah Civic Center during the month of January. The drive-through COVID-19 testing site on the Georgia Tech Savannah Campus at 210 Technology Circle will remain open from Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. To pre-register for a COVID-19 test, visit gachd.org/covidtest.For assistance with scheduling a COVID-19 test, call 912-230-9744. For assistance with vaccination, call 912-230-5506. More testing and vaccination opportunities are listed at covid19.gachd.org.
‘LIVING WELL TOGETHER’ COURSE AIMS TO HELP FAMILIES WITH DISABLED CHILDREN
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society wants to share with its member families and other families raising children with developmental or physical challenges news about a special 10-week program intended to help such families prepare for transition while setting and reaching goals for a healthy lifestyle.
WINNING STUDENTS FEATURED IN LOCAL COOKBOOK FROM CENTER PARC, SUGA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Fifteen elementary students who are budding gardeners and cooks were selected to be published in a new cookbook that is being produced by Center Parc Credit Union and the Savannah Urban Garden Alliance, in partnership with four Savannah elementary schools.
FREE VACCINE ACCESS IN WEST CHATHAM COUNTY
(CHATHAM COUNTY, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is partnering with the Georgia Department of Public Health to provide free vaccine access at the West Chatham YMCA in Pooler. The vaccine clinic is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and offers the following vaccinations: Monday & Wednesday: Pfizer (age 12+), Pfizer booster (16+), Johnson & Johnson (18+), and Johnson & Johnson booster (18+); Thursday: Pfizer (age 12+), Pfizer booster (16+), Moderna (18+), and Moderna booster (18+). Walk-ins are accepted but appointments are recommended and can be scheduled online at CHDCovidVax.org.
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LINKEDIN REACH AND ENGAGEMENT
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) In this video, LinkedIn expert Mandy McEwen breaks down how to transform your content reach on LinkedIn. You’ll discover six unique post types that perform well on the platform, how often to use those posts, and tips to optimize each post type for the best engagement.
How to Improve Your LinkedIn Reach and Engagement
MARA NEEDS A HOME
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Mara is a quick learner and very treat (and food) motivated. She walks on the leash like a dream, no pulling at all, and is completely house-trained. She loves people and is happy to snuggle on the couch or just hang out. She isn’t overly energetic and is pretty chill for the most part. She’ll lay on her blanket next to the bed, but also likes to snuggle and lay with you on the couch, or in bed. And did we mention her smile? She will greet you with a smile and an enthusiastic tail wag. Mara truly is a sweet soul that deserves a good home in her golden years and she deserves to be a beloved member of a family. If you have a soft spot for this hound, submit an application to meet her.
AQUASMART LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
(COLONIAL GROUPColonial Group has announced a new website for Aqua Smart, Inc. Visit https://aquasmartinc.com/ to see the new look. Aqua Smart believes everyone deserves clean water, and manufactures a drinking water additive called SeaQuest that helps municipalities make that happen.
GET MORE FACEBOOK LEADS
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) In this video, Facebook ads expert Allie Bloyd walks you through how to create a compelling offer that generates more leads on Facebook. You’ll discover three primary offer types, the benefits and drawbacks of each, and how to determine which offer type to use for your situation. Plus, you’ll learn key tips to make each offer type more profitable for your campaign.
Get More Facebook Leads with These 3 Offer Types
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Erin Tatum has launched Nonprofit Nomad, offering grant writing, funding strategies and consulting.
CALENDARS FOR SALE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The members of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, a support group to benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families, are selling 2022 calendars as a fundraising project. To purchase, please email info@ldssga.org, or text or call 912-663-8573. The cost is $15.00.
A MILESTONE IN GEORGIA’S FIGHT AGAINST THE PANDEMIC
(SAVANNAH, GA) It was a milestone moment in Georgia’s fight against the pandemic when – on December 14, 2020 – the Coastal Health District was the first site in the state to receive shipments of COVID-19 vaccine. To date, more than 178,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered through public health in the eight-county Coastal Health District. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone ages five and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. To schedule an appointment through public health, go to chdcovidvax.org, or call the Coastal Health District Vaccine Call Center at 912-230-5506 on Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To find vaccination sites anywhere in the state of Georgia, go to vaccinefinder.org.
HEALTHY CHECKOUT INITIATIVE LAUNCHES IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannahians who live in low-income neighborhoods often have a poor quality diet and the health problems associated with it. Now, Healthy Savannah, the City of Savannah and local grocery stores are using grant funds to tackle that problem where it starts for many families – at the grocery store checkout aisle. Participating stores are ensuring fresh produce and other healthy choices are attractively displayed near the checkout lines. The first grocers to join the effort are the Savannah area Red and White stores.
SUPPORT THE HEALTHY SAVANNAH SOCIAL MOVEMENT
Healthy Savannah aims to make the healthy choice the easy choice. The organization seeks to improve lives through policy, systems, and environmental change. We are in the midst of a national awakening to the need for and lack of health and racial equity. Yet Healthy Savannah, through its community outreach, partnerships, and collaborations has been uniting our disparate and/or low-wealth neighborhoods and citizens to effect meaningful, sustainable change. Through a collaborative coalition of 200 organizations, Healthy Savannah has been the leading convener on big picture issues and policy change – like the Smoke-free Air Ordinance & the Tide to Town urban trail system. Its work & membership reach deep into the under-served & under-funded areas of the City, but still, more can be done. https://healthysavannah.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/ODQxMTQ=
SENDING YOU A HERO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah, in collaboration with St. Joseph’s/Candler’s African American Health Information and Resource Center, proudly presents the HERO Help Me Database. The Health Effective Resource Organizations, or HERO Help Me, is a database that refers its users to over 1,000 critical resources in Chatham County. The database is a one-stop shop for a variety of resources and services, such as healthcare providers, food assistance and nutrition, childcare, housing, physical activity, education, COVID-19 and flu information, and many more.
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