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BiS in brief: Foundation seeks nominations for preservation awards

Foundation seeks nominations for preservation awards

The Historic Savannah Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2016 HSF Preservation Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate excellence in historic preservation.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, Feb. 29. All entries must be hand-delivered or postmarked by this date. Winners will be announced at the HSF Preservation Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 5.

The awards recognize projects or individual achievements within the areas of restoration, rehabilitation, new construction, stewardship, craftsmanship and archaeology. Projects must have been completed within the last three years and may include projects previously nominated but not selected.

General evaluation criteria include quality and degree of difficulty; degree to which the nominee’s project or effort is unusual or pioneering; and the ultimate positive impact the project or effort has on the community.

Nominations are open only to foundation members. Self-nominations are acceptable.

The nomination form and full details on eligibility, submission criteria and key dates can be accessed at http://www.myhsf.org/advocacy-education/awards/ .

A jury of local professionals will select the winners.

For more information, contact Danielle Meunier at 912-233-7787 or dmeunier@myHSF.org.

 

Financial services firm joins international group

GFG Strategic Advisors, with an office in Rincon, has become a full member firm of M Financial Group, a financial services design and distribution company with more than 140 member firms in 37 states, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

GFG, based in Milledgeville, has three offices in southeast Georgia and became a provisional member firm of M Financial Group in November 2013. The firm provides life insurance and annuity income solutions and retirement and estate planning for affluent families, individuals and business owners.

For more information, go to www.gfgstrategicadvisors.com or www.mfin.com.

 

Digital boot camp set for Feb. 11

A digital marketing boot camp will be hosted by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center on Thursday, Feb. 11, at Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road, Room 7126.

The event is designed for small-business owners who want to learn to integrate technology and marketing in the digital space to increase profits and gain customers. The program includes a combination of general sessions and concurrent breakout sessions. It will cover marketing tactics you can use today as well as help in developing a strategy to harness the power of digital marketing tools.

The cost is $49. The session will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with lunch included.

To register and for a detailed program description, go to www.georgiasbdc.org/digital or call 912-651-3200.

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