COMMUNITY HEADLINES – NOVEMBER 2, 2020

By November 2, 2020Local NewsWIRE
STC FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 2020 TRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY STARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Technical College Foundation celebrated 21 community stars virtually for its Tribute to Community STARs event on October 23. Among this year’s honorees was Paula Kreissler, Executive Director, Healthy Savannah, sponsored by Enmarket. The 14th annual event has, over the years, recognized 300 people for their service and dedication in the community or at work.
LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
(SAVANNAH, GA) For the October meeting, the Low Country Down Syndrome Society hosted speaker Jarelle Dickey, the Savannah Site Leader for Soto ALG. The organization was founded in 2007 by Allan Soto as a family business to improve the lives of adults with special needs. Soto ALG strives to improve quality of life and promote independence in the most vulnerable populations by providing supportive and health services in an empowering, compassionate and family-style environment. https://www.facebook.com/ldssga/videos/2616674861886482
MIA’S TRENDING TOPICS
(G100) The Oct 25 Southern Spotlight podcast features the Empty Bowl Fundraiser for Emmaus House, featuring soup-to-go by chef Brandi Kelsey. Also, hear from Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Jennie Brewster on the record donations to LLS thanks to shoppers buying paper icons at local Enmarket stations.
ENMARKET BRIDGE RUN
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run is going virtual. The in-person event, which was scheduled for December 5, 2020, will now instead be held in a virtual format. Participants can run from anywhere. Those who sign up will receive a medal, bib, and official race shirt.
STC FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 2020 TRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY STARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Technical College Foundation celebrated 21 community stars virtually for its Tribute to Community STARs event on October 23. Among this year’s honorees was Susan Catron, Managing Editor, The Current GA sponsored by Carriage Trade Public Relations®.
#WATERCOOLER: SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES OCT 26 PODCAST
(SAVANNAH, GA) In this podcast, we spoke with a new company that recycles glass and we took a virtual tour through the kitchen and warehouse of America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. We interviewed Dr. Grim, “40 Under 40” with Ga. Trend, and the owner of Dandelion Dock, which creates co-working spaces for military spouses to maintain portable careers. We also talked with Derek Goldbarb about the new arena plans in Savannah.
FUNDRAISER FOR SANDFLY FIRE
(SAVANNAH, GA) A fundraiser is being held on November 7th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Montgomery Athletic Association, 10155 Ferguson Ave 31406. Proceeds will benefit nine of the businesses destroyed in the Sandfly Five Oaks shopping center fire in September.
Nine Sandfly Businesses Destroyed by Fire Plan Nov 7 Fundraiser
BILL LUCAS – HEALTH INSURANCE TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
(PODCAST) What are the options small business owners have when purchasing health insurance? What are the complications in forming a group or joining another group policy? If health insurance was more affordable, would we have more folks starting new businesses?
UNITED WAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) In partnership with Greenbriar Children’s CenterFamily Promise of Greater SavannahPark Place Outreach, Inc., and Savannah Chatham CASA, United Way of the Coastal Empire has been awarded a State of Hope grant to use for a pilot program to improve educational outcomes for youth experiencing homelessness and youth in foster care! (Pictured from left to right) Nola Johnson of United Way, Katrina Bostick of Family Promise of Greater Savannah, Whitley Frazier of United Way, Kate Blair of CASA, Julie Wade of Park Place, and Jennifer Messner of United Way (Not pictured: Gena Taylor of Greenbriar) #AlwaysUnited#UWCE https://www.facebook.com/unitedwaycoastalempire/photos/a.477006142050/10157480128452051/
COMMUNITY
(WSAV) 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 delivered 200 bottles to A.B. Williams Elementary School Wednesday morning. Enmarket and Business Community Provided an overall of 51K Translucent Water Bottles to Returning Students in Effingham and Chatham Counties
VIRTUAL AUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Step Up Savannah hosts first virtual auction. https://stepupsavannah.betterworld.org/auctions/strike-down-poverty-auction
STC FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 2020 TRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY STARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Technical College Foundation celebrated 21 community stars virtually for its Tribute to Community STARs event on October 23. Among this year’s honorees was
Robert Grant, Director of Development, Junior Achievement of Georgia, sponsored by Ad Specialty Services;
HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Union Mission will host its “Hunger and Homelessness Month” presentation at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 10, 2020, with Kim Barnhill, chief development officer at America’s Second Harvest. Registration is not required. https://www.unionmission.org/events
#WATERCOOLER LIVE: SAVANNAH WOMEN IN BUSINESS, NOV. 2
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the conversation LIVE on SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES, Monday, November 2 from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. Women from the Savannah Women in Business Group will be sharing their best business tips and advice. The group is 288 members strong.
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COOPER NEEDS A HOME
(COASTALPETRESCUE.ORG) Cooper is a sweet & shy boy looking for a quiet place to call home.
It may take him a moment to warm up to a new environment but the patience is worth it as he is very affectionate. http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2020-c-136-cooper/
STC FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 2020 TRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY STARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Technical College Foundation celebrated 21 community stars virtually for its Tribute to Community STARs event on October 23. Among this year’s honorees was
Jennifer Bonnett, Executive Director, Creative Coast; Vice President for Innovation/Entrepreneurship, SEDA, sponsored by Corporate Environments;
FACEBOOK ORGANIC AND PAID REACH STRATEGY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Facebook advertising expert Allie Bloyd shares a strategy to grow an engaged, local Facebook audience for your business.
Facebook Organic and Paid Reach Strategy for Local Businesses
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