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COMMUNITY HEADLINES – AUGUST 17, 2020

CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION SIGNS STADIUM NAMING-RIGHTS DEAL

(ATLANTA, GA) The stadium formerly known as Turner Field is getting a new name. Georgia State University has signed a stadium naming-rights deal with Center Parc Credit Union. GSU, a Sun Belt Conference school, has agreed to a 15-year deal worth $21.5 million with the organization that operates under Atlanta Postal Credit Union, making it one of the richest naming rights deals outside of Power Five conferences, according to Sports Business Journal. Center Parc Credit Union plans to open two Chatham County locations in September at the Pooler Walmart, 160 Pooler Parkway, and the Savannah Walmart, 6000 Ogeechee Road.
https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2020/08/09/turner-field-to-receive-new-name-credit.html

Center Parc Stadium

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRANTS

(LOWES) Lowe’s has announced that they are opening up another round of grant applications on Aug 31st. Grants of $20,000 will be made available to small business owners to help meet their most immediate needs. They are primarily focused on historically underserved communities, especially those enterprises owned or led by minorities and women.
https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/small-business-assistance/small-business-relief-grants/lowes/

SPEED MENTORING FOR WOMEN
(SAVANNAH, GA) This SCORE event, scheduled for August 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., is specifically designed to allow female business entrepreneurs and owners to virtually meet some of our area’s best and brightest women in business from various sectors including finance, funding sources, cash flow management, pivoting business plans, doing business with the City, marketing strategies, HR issues, and more. https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh89ws3m057c4fed&oseq=&c=
&ch= . Please contact scoresav70@gmail.com for any registration questions.

NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 11th Annual VIRTUAL Night of Champions To Honor Differently-Abled Individuals and their Employers, will be LIVE, on Sept 3, 2020 at 6:30pm. The event recognizes employees with different abilities in the Savannah area who excel in their workplace and their employers who have come to understand the value and importance of inclusive employment. Event will Stream LIVE on the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s Facebook page at 6:30pm. The 2020 winners will be announced this night, LIVE on the Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ldssga/
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Virtual Night of Champions, Sept 3, 2020 – 6:30pm on Facebook LIVE

PURPOSEFULLY ME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Good Cause Marketing announces the launch of a collaborative social media campaign titled Purposefully Me. Purposefully Me celebrates individuals in Savannah who demonstrate what it is to live life purposefully – be that through a commitment to building community, a passion for their work or a sense of duty to a cause. From August 17–28, Alienworx, Good Cause Marketing and Shot by Somi Studios will feature eight Savannahians, unveiling photographs, videos and interviews with a new community leader each weekday on Facebook and Instagram. Those interested in Purposefully Me should make sure to follow all three companies on these platforms, as each company will be sharing unique content during the campaign. https://www.facebook.com/goodcausemktg/

ENMARKET
(WTOC) Enmarket and a coalition of local businesses donated more than 50,000 reusable water bottles to returning students in Savannah-Chatham and Effingham County public schools.State guidelines recommend that schools turn off water fountains during the pandemic.
https://www.wtoc.com/2020/08/12/local-businesses-donate-reusable-water-bottles-students/

Enmarket Encourage Health Water Bottles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SBDC
(SBDC) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Georgia
Southern University will hold four free webinars on emergency weather
preparedness for business from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. on Monday, August 24, through Thursday,
August 27 via Zoom. Participants will learn about emergency loan programs available, how to plan for continuity after a disaster, state, and federal requirements for reentry to evacuated communities. Registration is required: https://www.georgiasbdc.org/training/?center=southern%20coastal

 

LAURA ANDERSON
(SAVANNAH, GA) Voice over artist and former longtime Savannah radio host Laura Anderson says the pandemic is helping to open up more roles to voice talent not living in New York City or Los Angeles. www.voiceoflauraanderson.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARK PLACE OUTREACH HOSTS REVERSE PARADE AND AND SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE-THRU
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services will host a reverse parade and school supply drive-thru giveaway in partnership with Bank of America on Saturday, August 22 from 11am-1pm at Dixon Park (604 E. Henry St. Savannah GA, 30401). Attendees are able to drive up during the event and receive free school supplies and resources. Any questions can be directed to Park Place at 912-234-4048 or www.parkplaceyes.org.

Park Place Outreach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNION MISSION HOSTS 5TH ANNUAL RAISING HOPE WATCH PARTY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Union Mission will host a virtual 5th Annual Raising Hope Watch Party on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at www.unionmission.org starting at 6:00pm. The short pre-recorded 45 minute program will extend appreciation to key supporters and sponsors, provide an update from Union Mission on the impact of COVID-19, share information on affordable housing from the Keynote Speaker, Michelle Norris with National Church Residences. This year’s Raising Hope is presented by Nine Line Apparel and Oliver Maner LLP, and will be emceed by Rabbi Robert Haas of Congregation Mickve Israel. www.unionmission.org

AD SPECIALTY
(SAVANNAH, GA) A big shout out to Diana Morrison for connecting local businesses to sponsor 51,000 reusable 20 oz. translucent water bottles to returning students in Savannah-Chatham and Effingham County public schools. “Diana Morrison of Ad Specialty got the ball rolling when we called her,” said Clyde Newton, Economic Development Liaison with Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. “She reached out to several local businesses that each signed up to sponsor a school.

Diana Morrison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPUTATION MATRIX™ EMAIL LIST
(REPUTATION MATRIX™) If you are a small business owner or non profit, join author Marjorie Young, the founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® on August 31, 2020 at 8pm-9pm on an interactive Zoom call. This marketing support group is open to small business owners and non profits for free. Guests can ask questions on how to increase their visibility, credibility and positive word of mouth in the community and online. To receive the ZOOM link, please sign up for the email here:
https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/JZgxZJM/MARJORIEYOUNG
Article about the book: https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20200813/five-steps-savannah-public-relations-expert-releases-new-book-to-help-small-businesses-get-exposure

Reputation Matrix™ –New Book for Small Businesses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION HIRES DONNA WILLIAMS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union has hired seasoned marketing executive Donna Williams as its community liaison for the Savannah area.
https://carriagetradepr.com/center-parc-credit-union-hires-marketing-executive-donna-williams-as-savannah-community-liaison/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOSPICE SAVANNAH SUMMER NIGHTS PARTY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah is planning its first-ever virtual Summer Nights Party & Auction. Save-the-Date for a fun, fast-paced virtual party on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. with proceeds supporting the vital Healing Arts of Music & Massage Therapy. Hospice Savannah will begin rolling out its auction items on Facebook starting September 16, including a fabulous trip to Alaska with a three-year window, personal planning concierge and no black-out dates. https://www.facebook.com/HospiceSavannahInc

Summer Nights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEROHELPME.COM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Are you or a loved one experiencing hardships with paying rent? If so, visit the HERO Database to find the assistance you need. 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;Rent%20&%20Utility%20Assistance;TopServices;All

REACH HERO

 

 

 

 

HEALTHY SAVANNAH JOINS CITY OF SAVANNAH REAL TASK FORCE
(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Healthy Savannah has joined the City of Savannah’s Racial Equity and Leadership (REAL) Task Force. Mayor Van Johnson announced the formation of the initiative in July, to investigate disparities in Savannah and use data to identify, prioritize and tackle inequities. The REAL Task Force is led by Healthy Savannah founder and former mayor, Dr. Otis Johnson. Healthy Savannah’s Board Chair-Elect, Lillian Grant-Baptiste, and Healthy Savannah/REACH Executive Director Paula Kriessler will serve among the task force members, many of whom have worked closely with Healthy Savannah/REACH.
https://healthysavannah.org/healthy-savannah-joins-citys-equity-task-force/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARBIE NEEDS A HOME
(COASTALPETRESCUE.ORG) Barbie is a sweet, polite girl that would love to have a cuddle partner. Submit an application today to setup a meet and greet with this sweet girl. http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2020-d-192-barbie/

Coastal Pet Rescue Barbie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO SET UP FACEBOOK SHOPS TO SELL YOUR PRODUCTS
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Does your business sell physical products? Wondering how to sell your products using FB Shops? Learn how to create a Shop and how to add products to your shop. You’ll also discover whether your business is a good fit for Facebook Shops.

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