COMMUNITY HEADLINES – NOVEMBER 16, 2020

By November 16, 2020Local NewsWIRE
COLONIAL GROUP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Colonial Group, Inc. is one of United Way of the Coastal Empire’s top givers year after year. For this year’s donation, Colonial is matching 100% of every employee dollar donated in honor of their 100th Anniversary. United Way congratulates Colonial Group, Inc. on their centennial celebration and sends a huge thank you for their continued leadership and generosity.
BIZ PITCH WINNERS
(SAVANNAH BUSINESS JOURNAL) Savannah SCORE has announced the winners of the organization’s 3rd Annual “BizPitch Savannah™” entrepreneurial competition. The event, which is Savannah SCORE’s kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank,” took place on November 6. The goal of the event is to promote entrepreneurism and small business in the Savannah area, and help create new local businesses and jobs. https://tinyurl.com/y5934dj3
Jamal Lawrence, MD /
Harvest Health
Malena Gauss / Lammergeier Glass Recycling
Amy and Scott Pierce /
My Nurse Now
#WATERCOOLER: SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES NOV 9TH PODCAST
(SAVANNAH, GA) In this podcast, we hear from a few of Savannah’s fundraising leaders as they discuss what it takes to lead their organizations through a pandemic. Laura Lane McKinnon, Nicole Berman and Royceann Friedman discuss their best practices during these difficult times.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
(SBNATION) The Ironman triathlon is one of the most taxing sporting events in human history. Now, Special Olympian Chris Nikic, at 21 years old, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records by becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to complete the event.
GET YOUR FLU SHOT
(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s flu season and Healthy Savannah has a message for you. The flu shot will not make you sick. Healthy Savannah’s flu education campaign is in the works to ensure that African Americans and other unserved communities have access to the flu vaccine.
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PARK PLACE OUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA) HIRING. Park Place’s Transitional Living Program is seeking a part-time Overnight Resident Assistant, PRN. Park Place Outreach, Inc. has served the Savannah community since 1984 providing emergency shelter, meals, and counseling to at-risk youth and their families. Click here to apply to join the team: https://hire.wheniwork.com/jobs/parkplaceoutreach-hire/b6af17c9-9acc-4e2d-be29-73552eacf972?fbclid=IwAR0KnDisX31SbXhOKvnTarDTxTwcNhKmi8Tpjh5usKbYQVxWPAwYV-I8YHw
CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union has a plan to help people manage debt efficiently. Unpaid medical bills sometimes feel like a dark cloud without any end in sight. Center Parc helps folks take a deep breath and make a plan with these five ways to pay a large medical bill:
VIRTUAL BUSINESS CLASSES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah will offer two free virtual business classes in December through The Entrepreneurial Center. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 12-1 p.m., “How to Write a Business Plan” will cover the steps necessary to write an effective business plan for use in the development, growth and financing of a business. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 12-1 p.m., “Financial Resources for Business” will be presented to help participants learn where their businesses can find financing for start-up and growth as well as how to prepare themselves and what lenders will require. Find more information at:
REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLES DONATED TO A.B. WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
(SAVANNAH, GA) In the Phase 3 hybrid plan, SCCPSS safety protocols include the disabling of water fountains in the schools. Each student was issued a refillable water bottle donated by
community partners. Healthy Savannah and Enmarket sponsored and delivered 200 bottles to A.B. Williams Elementary School Wednesday morning.
Enmarket and Healthy Savannah sponsored and delivered 200 bo
GEORGIA EMPLOYMENT NEWS
(ATLANTA, GA) The Georgia Department of Labor reported Oct. 15 that Peach State jobs were up 20,200 in September to reach a total of 4,461,400. Among the job increase, the private sector saw a positive jump of 28,000 jobs, according to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. There were nearly 175,000 jobs listed online at EmployGeorgia which, according to the Georgia Department of Labor, had more than doubled since the beginning of this pandemic from the April 2020 listing of just 73,000 jobs. https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2020/10/19/here-are-25-employers-in-georgia.html
PPP FORGIVENESS WEBINAR
(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a free educational webinar for small business owners on December 3, 2020. The registration cut off day is November 30. The webinar will provide assistance on filing for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness. For questions please contact Liz Overstreet at (912) 651-3200 or go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/ppp-forgiveness-guidance-webinar-dec-3-2020/ to register online.
HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Union Mission will end its informational series for the year on December 8 with “Homeless for the Holidays,” featuring guest speaker Michelle Norris with National Church Residences. Registration for the informational session is not required.
LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s the season of giving and Amazon makes it easy to donate to Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. Kick start to your holiday shopping and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to LDSS.
SAVE THE DATE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Tune in LIVE at 1 p.m.for the Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series on January 7th, “Activity Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations”, on Healthy Savannah’s facebook page sponsored by Enmarket in partnership with Healthy Savannah.
GIFT WRAPPING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Greenbriar Children’s Center is seeking volunteers for their annual Gift Wrap Center fundraiser opening December 4th at Oglethorpe Mall. Volunteers will help wrap presents for holiday shoppers. Net proceeds will go to Greenbriar’s emergency shelter for children, two early learning centers, and their family preservation and support programs. Center Parc Credit Union is sponsoring the event.
NEW GUARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet a few members of Savannah Magazine’s 2020 New Guard. Find out how these distinguished honorees have been helping the Savannah community, and their vision for the future. Live, November 16, 2020 from 9-10am on the #WATERCOOLERhttps://www.facebook.com/events/266811557944934/
THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Divine Rest Inc. is seeking volunteers and donations for its Giving Thanks event on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Unforgettable Bakery, 238 Eisenhower Drive 31406. For more information, contact Georgette Jackson at (912) 441-5564. http://www.divinerestinc.org/company
HARDY NEEDS A HOME
(COASTALPETRESCUE.ORG) Hardy is an outgoing boy who’s all about that good, good lovin’!
He’s quite vocal and will let you pet him until your hands get tired. His main kitty friend is Laurel but he gets along with the other cats, too. We would love to see him & Laurel go together as they are lifelong friends who came here together. He’s a playful roly poly looking for his furrever human to warmly welcome home every day.
COASTAL PET RESCUE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Twinkle Bark Stroll adoption nights begin on Black Friday. For a minimum $5 donation per person, visitors can meet potential pets while walking through the outdoor lighted wonderland. The dates are November 27-28, December 5-6, and December 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Coastal Pet Rescue’s Camp Pawsawhile Retreat shelter, 7430 Thomas Ave, Savannah. Admission will be limited hourly to provide for social distancing. Advance reservations are available online at twinklebarkstroll.org
DECEMBER 8, VIRTUAL STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM CO
PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO AND SCORE SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 8th Annual STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM COUNTY will be presented LIVE online, Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event will go LIVE from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. on SCORE SAVANNAH’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SCORESavannah. This will be a landmark event as the benchmarks to be presented will go down in the history books due to the pandemic. The benchmarks will be given to the Georgia Historical Society for their Covid-19 gallery collection.
2020 STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM COUNTY GEORGIA
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