(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) The Enmarket Encourage Health education series is going live! In partnership with Healthy Savannah, the popular series will launch its 2020 season on Thursday, October 1 with quarterly livestreamed online conversations featuring leading voices in the area of health, fitness and well-being. Speaker nominations are being accepted through August 21 and speakers will be announced in September.
(CREATIVE COAST) Did you know that 92% of new business comes from positive word of mouth? Marjorie Young, founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations outlines three strategies to create positive word of mouth in the community and online:
(SAVANNAH, GA) AD Specialty is collecting individually wrapped cutlery for the Emmaus House, a soup kitchen in Savannah. Please drop yours off at the showroom, 402 East Montgomery Cross Road before Aug 14, 2020 and leave with a branded “Product with Purpose” as a thank you gift. (912) 920-4901.
(SAVANNAH, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire is partnering with John Alexander Photography for a unique event on Friday, July 31st from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. John Alexander Photography has donated the company’s time and resources to provide free professional headshots to those in the community that may not otherwise have an opportunity to have one taken, are in the midst of a job search, or could use a refreshed photo for their professional profile. Headshot sessions will take no more than 5 minutes, and are by appointment only. To sign up, click here:
(OPEN FOR BUSINESS) An interview with Rachel Cantore, founder of Fusion Fit Training and Coaching, who reveals how she pivoted her company during the pandemic. Open for Business is a platform for small business owners to share their stories and lessons learned.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that the Hero Database can help you find resources dealing with COVID related assistance? The H.E.R.O (Health Effective Resource Organizations) Database is an online health and social services resource for Savannah-Chatham county residents. It is funded by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through grant funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control’s REACH program to eliminate disparities in health outcomes based on race and income in Savannah and Chatham County. https://www.herohelpme.com/MatchList.aspx?k;;0;;N;0;3227;Coronavirus%20Help;TopServices;All
GOURMET SEAFOOD AND SPIRITS FESTIVAL KICKS OFF AUGUST 24
(SAVANNAH HARBOR FOUNDATION) Savannah’s Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival benefiting local nonprofit organizations is set for August 24 – August 30. For more information visit
HOW H.O.P.E. IS CLOSING THE GAP ON SAVANNAH-CHATHAM’S HEALTH DISPARITIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) A year and a half into a CDC-funded project to reduce health disparities among African-American and Hispanic/Latino Americans in seven low-income zip codes across Chatham County, the local REACH team reports that H.O.P.E. is closing the gaps in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and community-clinical linkages.
(HILTON HEAD, SC) SCORE, the nation’s largest provider of free business mentoring services to aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners and not-for-profit organizations has partnered with Truist Bank to host an all new and exciting Hot Seat Business Workshop Session at the Poseidon’s Rooftop Bar (38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC) on Tuesday, September 22, beginning at 5:30pm. The Hilton Head Island – Bluffton Chamber is supporting the workshop as well. The workshop will be a high energy, interactive session intended to help our local business owners get excited, back to business, and thrive. Registration will open August 7 on Eventbrite and will include more details.https://sclowcountry.score.org/
DEFENSE CONTRACTOR CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATION – JULY 28 WEBINAR
(GEORGIA.ORG) In the last five years, approximately 4,000 Georgia businesses have received Department of Defense (DoD) contracts, making defense contracting a $7.3 billion industry in Georgia. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), soon to be required by DoD, will hold suppliers accountable for their cybersecurity practices before they can bid for government contracts. The Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Technology Association of Georgia have partnered to form the Georgia Defense Industrial Base Task Force to provide resources and support. The Task Force will present a webinar focusing on steps to level 1 of CMMC on July 28 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Interested individuals should register for the event at https://bit.ly/CMMC728.