Category: Extra, extra! (press)

Hitting the reset button

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. “Back to School” signifies “Back to Business” for many of us. Fall is a great time for structuring and restructuring, goal setting and establishing good habits. It’s also a great time to hit the reset button for managing personal time and energy. For you entrepreneurs, who [...]

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StartupLounge Savannah applications open today

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Investors: start freeing up your capital. Entrepreneurs: start sharpening your pitches. It’s only 71 days until StartupLounge Savannah, one of the area’s hottest events for those in the fast-paced world of launching businesses and bringing dreams to life. Burgeoning companies such as Evoca, BowerBags, CREATOMbuilder, PushtoScreen, [...]

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Listening to learn and learning to listen

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. I used to hear, “It is not what you know, but who you know.” Today, I believe, it is not who you know or what you know but how fast you can learn. A friend of mine decided to re-enter her career after an eight-year hiatus. [...]

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Creative Coast to relaunch Geekend event this fall

Friday, July 11, 2014

Article on Business In Savannah by Julia Ritchey. The Creative Coast is relaunching Geekend, an interactive conference for designers and techies, this November. Now in its fifth year, the three-day conference brings together designers, coders, software developers, IT specialists and other creatively minded individuals for a weekend of speakers, workshops, panels and networking. The conference [...]

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Lessons from a soccer ball

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Sales is arguably the most important part of any budding business. For years, I met with software companies and it would amaze me how they would work through every detail of the user experience but forget to think about sales. I would tease them that even [...]

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Leadership Savannah graduates 48 in class of 2013-14

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Article on SavannahNow by Savannah Morning News. During a ceremony held Thursday night at the Savannah Yacht Club, Leadership Savannah – sponsored by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce – graduated 48 people in its class of 2013-14: • Jamal Barrow, U.S. Air Force. • John Bennett, Savannah Bicycle Campaign. • Mark Bennett, Gulfstream Aerospace [...]

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Collaborative spaces as launching pads

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Our culture is at a crossroads and, oddly, is going in opposite directions at the same time. While we view working remotely, online classes and webinars as efficiency multipliers, we may simultaneously be creating a generation of entrepreneurs and employees who don’t know how to make [...]

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Hostess City Toastmasters celebrate 30 years

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Article on DoSavannah by Shawndra Russell. One Savannah Toastmasters chapter is celebrating 30 years of empowering individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders on June 10 at their weekly meeting location,ThincSavannah. “The Hostess City Club grew out of the Union Camp Toastmasters Club, which was a closed club for Union Camp employees and men only,” [...]

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Sometimes leadership is getting out of the way

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Whether at work or at home, sometimes my most important job is getting out of the way. I often say that my kids stand up because I fall down. Recently, my son confirmed this: After a long day of work including an evening event, I arrived [...]

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Businessmen and educators gain insight at TEDxCC

Monday, June 2, 2014

Article on SavannahNow by Raymond Monasterski. Make the impossible possible, app developer and Georgia Southern University mechanical engineering student Francis Okechukwu urged listeners Friday during The Creative Coast’s 2014 TEDx event. More than 250 people gathered at the Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., to gain insight into growth and evolutions in fields of business, [...]

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Creative Coast TEDx talks focus on Savannah thinkers

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Article in the DoSavannah by Kristopher Monroe. Now in its fifth year, Creative Coast’s TEDx talks have gained an incredible amount of momentum — so much so that tickets for this year’s event at the Jepson Center were sold out a month in advance of the talks. If you weren’t lucky enough to procure a ticket, fear not, because [...]

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Creative Coast to host, live stream annual TEDx May 30

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Article in Business in Savannah by Julia Ritchey. Former financier turned judicial reform advocate Howell Woltz spent 87 months in prison, 12 of those in solitary confinement. On Friday, he will have 12 minutes to summarize both the circumstances of his imprisonment and the years he’s spent since fighting for justice in what he calls [...]

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The Creative Coast announces the establishment of the Creators’ Foundry

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Official Press Release SAVANNAH, Ga.  – The Creative Coast announced today the establishment of the Creators’Foundry to be located at 415 W. Boundary St. The 16,000 square foot facility will house The Creative Coast offices and serve as a vibrant innovative epicenter of entrepreneurial activity. The space will offer office rental space, incubator space, co-working space and [...]

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Future Savannah leaders learn from visit to Rome, applaud cooperation

Monday, May 26, 2014

Article in the Rome News-Tribune by Doug Walker. A spirit of cooperation in Rome made quite an impression on several members of the Leadership Savannah class, which visited Rome this week. “I especially appreciate the collaboration that exists between the business and education community and local government, which allows for the entire city to flourish,” said Alfred [...]

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