COMMUNITY HEADLINES – OCTOBER 26, 2020

By October 27, 2020Local NewsWIRE
NEW AFFORDABLE LIVING APARTMENTS PARTNERS WITH HEALTHY SAVANNAH
(WTOC TV) The first phase of the Live Oak Landing apartments off Wheaton Street is slated to open later this year. This will be one of three new housing complexes to be constructed in the Savannah area which will provide 339 affordable apartments to seniors and families. Something that makes this project different, developer Bill Gross says he’s partnered with Healthy Savannah. What that means is, for those who live there, they’ll have an educational resource on site for how to get healthy. That will include activities, healthy cooking and how to shop healthy on a budget that they can afford.
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.
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.
SCDS TO UPGRADE CAMPUS FACILITIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Country Day School has launched an $18 million capital campaign to upgrade campus facilities. The Invest in Excellence campaign’s initial phase includes the construction of a 32,000 sq. ft. flagship Upper School building to house math classrooms, science labs, an energy learning lab, and a fabrication/maker space. Other building features include an expansive library, deans’ offices, and a student commons area. http://savannahceo.com/news/2020/10/country-day-kicks-18m-invest-excellence-capital-campaign/
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?
LIVE AT THE DRIVE-IN
(BROADWAY WORLD) Due to the effects of COVID-19, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta will produce a new adaptation of the beloved Christmas Carol story that can be enjoyed safely from a car. The Summerhill Lots at Georgia State University’s Center Parc Credit Union Stadium will transform into a drive-in theater, with a stage for live actors and big screens providing an interactive, concert-style experience from December 4-23. Tickets for A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE LIVE RADIO PLAY are available now and space is limited. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.alliancetheatre.org/christmas.
BEST OF SAVANNAH LIST
(CONNECT SAVANNAH) The results from the Best of Savannah 2020 are in! The “Best of” edition is in. https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/BestOf
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union opens its first two locations in Savannah and Pooler.
Center Parc Credit Union Cuts Ribbon for New Savannah Area Branches
ENMARKET CHARITY CLASSIC
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket’s Enrich Life Campaigns, which involve a variety of projects ranging from golf tournaments to fundraisers in the chain’s 128 stores to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, raised more than $320,000 for local charities in September. https://carriagetradepr.com/enmarkets-enrich-life-campaigns-raise-320000-for-local-charities-in-september
VIRTUAL AUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Step Up Savannah hosts first virtual auction. https://stepupsavannah.betterworld.org/auctions/strike-down-poverty-auction
KIWANIS CLUB OF SKIDAWAY DONATES $6,500 TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH
(SAVANNAH,GA) Kiwanis Club of Skidaway granted $6,500 to Park Place Outreach, along with nine other local nonprofit organizations that work with underserved children in the Savannah, GA area. https://carriagetradepr.com/kiwanis-club-of-skidaway-donates-6500-to-park-place-outreach/
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
HOLLY DAYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2020 Annual Holly Days Bazaar will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 11 and 12. An in-person art show will feature the talents of local artists. Covid changes mean the silent auction preview will be on the ground floor of the Green Meldrim House, with online bidding only. Pre-ordered Picnic Lunches with all the St. John’s delicious classics, including shrimp salad, chicken salad, and pimento cheese, and quarts of chili and soup will be available by contacting Nita Ann Klein hollydayspreorder@gmail.com or 912-658-1005. Deadline for pre-order is November 1st. www.StJohnsSav.org
LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications are now being accepted for the next Leadership Savannah Program. To apply go to www.leadershipsavannah.org and click on the “apply” button.
COMMUNITY HEADLINES LIVE AROUND THE VIRTUAL WATERCOOLER
(#WATERCOOLER) Join the conversation LIVE on SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES, Monday, Oct 26, 2020, from 9-10 a.m. Learn about a new company that recycles glass, take a virtual tour through the warehouse of America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, meet a “40 Under 40” with Ga. Trend, and meet the owner of Dandelion Dock, which creates co-work spaces for military spouses to maintain portable careers. https://www.facebook.com/Carriagwww.facebook.comeTradePublicRelations/videos/2770217673302365/
MONDAY MARKETING WITH MARJORIE: TOPIC: SIGNATURE LOOK
(REPUTATION MATRIX™) On the last Monday of each month, public relations professional Marjorie Young holds a free online marketing support group for small businesses and non-profits. The next session is scheduled for 8:00 PM EST on Monday, October 26, 2020. To receive an email with the Zoom link please click here: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/JZgxZJM/MARJORIEYOUNG
CHARMIN NEEDS A HOME
(COASTALPETRESCUE.ORG) If you’re looking for a work from home friend, Charmin would be purr-fect because one of his favorite things to do is nap on the desk while you work. Right on top of files so he can be a big help. This chill guy is looking for his forever home and would do well on his own or with another kitty playmate.
INSTAGRAM ROLLS OUT NEW BUSINESS TOOLS
Explore Instagram product tags in posts, new ad targeting audiences, and more with special guest Amanda Robinson; this week on the Social Media Marketing Talk Show with Jeff Sieh and Grace Duffy.
Instagram Rolls Out New Business Tools
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