Category: Extra, extra! (press)

2014 has been busy but hectic for Creative Coast

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. December is my favorite time of the year. The month brings celebration, reflection and a time to plan for the upcoming year. Here at The Creative Coast we look back on a hectic, yet productive, year and we are filled with joy to have served so [...]

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The Guild Hall: A Creative Community

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Article on The Inkwell Online by Elizabeth Rhaney. “A creative community” is the best way to describe The Guild Hall. Whether you see yourself as creative or you just like to surround yourself with creative people and energy, the Guild Hall is designed to support avant-garde thinkers in Savannah. The company had a soft opening [...]

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How to Start a Food Truck in Savannah, GA

Monday, December 15, 2014

Article on M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks. The advent of Food Trucks and their culture throughout the US has proved a miraculous thing; excitement and creativity in the culinary industry has never been higher, burgeoning entrepreneurs have found a new means to express themselves, and many a city has found great benefit in working alongside these [...]

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CITY TALK: Holidays good time to discover locally owned downtown Savannah businesses

Article on Savannah Now by Bill Dawers. There has been a lot of public angst in 2014 about the fate of the Historic District’s locally owned businesses, but many are obviously thriving. And the holidays are the perfect time to get out and discover – or rediscover – some of the small businesses that bring [...]

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A tank of gas, fried chicken and the world beyond

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. One of the most important things we do at The Creative Coast is connect people. We connect promising business partners, prospective employees, potential clients and more. We connect great people through our events, our social media channels, one-on-one mentoring meetings and email. I love seeing how [...]

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Art Rise putting Savannah creators in the forefront

Monday, November 24, 2014

Article on Savannah Now by Leslie Moses. Once, Erika Tate’s workspace was void of art. The walls around her stark. Simply put, “The lack of art is sad,” said the CEO of research and consulting firm bluknowledge. She needn’t worry. Artwork is on the rise in Savannah if Art Rise Savannah has anything to do about [...]

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Geekend: Bea Wray

Article on Connect Savannah by  Jim Morekis. IN THE JOB since last year, the energetic and engaging Bea Wray is the new-ish director of The Creative Coast, succeeding the affable Jake Hodesh (who returns to town from Ohio this week for Geekend). The Creative Coast is sponsoring another edition of Geekend, that Savannah gathering where [...]

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Savannah startup gets first round of seed funding

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Article on Business in Savannah by Julia Ritchey. A Savannah-area tech startup has secured $100,000 in seed funding after a made-for-TV moment at The Creative Coast’s tech and interactive design conference last weekend. Ian Nott, the 23-year-old co-founder of Aetho, pitched his company in front of an audience of potential investors on Nov. 14 during [...]

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Geekend ignites imagination and impact

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Have you ever had your brain so full of ideas and possibilities that you literally felt you couldn’t fit in one more wisdom nugget? Have you ever had your heart so full of passion and purpose you thought you would explode? Have you ever been surrounded [...]

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Return of Geekend spotlights startup growth in Savannah

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Article on Savannah Now by Janay Kingsberry. There’s no shortage of creativity in Savannah, thanks to a network of small businesses, notable universities and impressive art, all backlit by a city draped in historic beauty. Its unique Southern charm has lured millions of tourists each year and with the return of Geekend from Nov. 13–15, it [...]

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Bringing the future to Savannah

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Last week, I had the privilege of teaching an entrepreneurship class at Savannah State, a service design class at SCAD and conducting internship interviews with Armstrong students. It was such a joy to have a connection to their world and hear their different perspectives. One theme [...]

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Bring manufacturing back to the U.S.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. I grew up in manufacturing as my dad worked for Ford Motor Company for 33 years. No matter where I went I could connect with people saying “My dad worked at the Ford plant near the airport” or “My dad worked at the Ford plant on [...]

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Savannah-area startups woo investors

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Article on Savannah Now by Julia Ritchey. One Savannah startup wants to make wearable technology affordable, another wants to create an app to make parking tickets less of a hassle to pay, another firm is catching skin cancer in its earliest stages through a preventative health tracker. Savannah is no Palo Alto, but that doesn’t [...]

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Local investing: Let’s talk details

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bi-weekly column in Savannah Morning News by Bea Wray. Are you interested in developing the economy in our region? Do you have specialized business expertise or experience to offer an entrepreneur? Do you have the desire to invest financial resources, of any amount, to grow our local economy? Are you a successful investor, yet bored [...]

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