|(GEORGIA) There were 902,694 small businesses in Georgia in 2009. Of these, 167,864 were employers and they accounted for 45 percent of private sector jobs in the state. Small firms made up 97.7 percent of the state’s employers. * READ STUDY *
(SAVANNAH, GA) Downtown Business Association will hold their Annual Entreprenure of the Year Banquet on Feb 8, 2012. For tickets www.savannah.dba.com
(RICHMOND HILL, GA) John Reynolds, CEO of RPI Roofing in Richmond Hill was appointed President of the Richmond Hill-Bryan Co. Chamber of Commerce:
(SAVANNAH, GA) Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. hosts the annual fundraiser, The Love Walk, scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 9:00am-noon. Pre and post rallies, silent auction, door prizes, fellowship, food, and entertainment. 3.6 mile walk kicks off at 9:00am. Funds raised will support critical programs that directly impact women, children, and families who are struggling through poverty to find self-sufficiency. 1601 Drayton Street. (912) 236-4226.
(SAVANNAH, GA) February Small Business Council / SMART Luncheon Tuesday, February 7, Adam Van Brimmer, Reporter with the Savannah Morning News, will present: “Relating to the Media: Do’s & Don’ts” Noon – Lunch & Program. RSVP IS REQUIRED 912.644.6459.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Advance (Acquired Brain Injury Program): the only non-hospital based option for Georgia residents with a brain injury south of Atlanta. It assists patients in making the transition back into an active vital life that could include returning to school, work or learning to function independently. It includes comprehensive review of medical history, evaluation and collaborative intervention. http://goodwillsavannah.org/mission/advance-aquired-brain-injury-program/
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2012 Savannah Book Festival will broadcast live on national TV by C-SPAN/Book TV this President’s Day Weekend. Celebrating its fifth year with five days of literary events, this prestigious book festival will take place February 15-19, 2012 and remains free for all to attend. http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/
(SAVANNAH, GA) Looking for funding? Need investors? Have a great idea but don’t know what to do next? APPLY NOW to compete in this year’s FastPitch Competition powered by the ATDC Savannah, Creative Coast, and Georgia Southern University, http://fastpitchcompetition.com/
(SAVANNAH, GA) On March 8 from 8:30am – 12:30 pm – top executives from the Savannah business community, SCORE and The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will be on hand to share tips and advice on growing a business at the SPEED MENTORING CONFERENCE, which will be held at the Savannah Morning News: $19.95 tickets include lunch. RSVP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lecture on 10 Proven Online PR Methods, Feb 9 at 5:30 PM, given online. Class sponsored by SCORE.
REGISTER HERE FOR FREE CLASS
(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Kris Williams, director of the Caretta Research Project, will be the featured speaker at this month’s Ocean Plaza Beach Resort Coastal Ecology Dinner Lecture Series, Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the hotel’s Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant. Williams will present a lecture entitled, “Why Is the Sea Turtle Population Dwindling?” The lecture will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. in the Dolphin Reef Bar, and dinner will be served in the Dolphin Reef main dining room at 6:30 p.m. The standard Dolphin Reef dinner menu will be offered. To RSVP, please call 912-786-7777.
(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Small Business Invited to Speed Mentoring Conference, March 8
(SAVANNAH, GA) During this year’s five-day Savannah Book Festival from February 15-19, the Festival’s community outreach program, SBF@School, is once again sending prominent authors into public and private high schools, colleges and universities to talk with students about their writing processes, their challenges and paths to publication. www.savannahbookfestival.org
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rotary encourages everybody on the board including the incoming president to attend the Rotary Leadership Institute class on Saturday, March 3 at the Savannah Tech campus by the Airport – starts at 8:00 am – over at 3:30pm. There is more info on the web. Cost is $95
(SAVANNAH, GA) Help Waddie Welcome & the Beloved Community~Theatrical Production http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waddiewelcomeonstage/waddie-welcome-and-the-beloved-community-theatrica
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Unchained Tour www.theunchainedtour.org is returning to Savannah on Friday, February 10 at 8:00. at the Savannah History Museum. 75 tickets remaininghttp://www.showclix.com/event/210498.
(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) See who is supplying solar power to one local business.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Calendar
(POOLER, GA) On February 2, 2012 Marjorie Young, CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations will present: “How to Create a Yearly PR Plan.” She will be speaking to the Professional Network Connections organization. For more info call 912.572.2362