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Manufacturing training to be offered

Savannah Technical College will offer a Certified Manufacturing Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit program in the summer semester 2017. The College will host an information session/open house for the program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 23 at the STC Effingham Campus, 2890 Hwy. 21 South in Rincon.

The CMS program prepares students for entry-level employment in a manufacturing environment. Topics include organization principles, workplace skills, manufacturing production, automated manufacturing skills, and representative manufacturing skills.

Information sessions will feature an overview the Certified Manufacturing Specialist program and along with representatives from local manufacturing hiring companies. For more details, visit savannahtech.edu/CertifiedManufacturingSpecialist or call 912-443-3012.

BankSouth gets national accolade

BankSouth, a family-owned community bank, was once again named a “Top Performing Community Bank in the Nation” by Independent Community Bankers of America for the fifth consecutive year. It is featured in Independent Banker’s “ICBA’s 75 Best-Performing Community Banks,” May 2017 issue. BankSouth ranked in the top 25 for financial performance measurements for community banks with $300 million to $1 billion in assets.

This year the ICBA changed its methodology to reflect average performance over a three-year period as opposed to a one year period, making those ranked well established in their proven, consistent top performance.

Enmarket donates to Living Vine

Enmarket recently presented a $1,000 to Living Vine Christian Maternity Home at its quarterly Encourage Health Education Series lecture.

At the first of four lectures in the 2017 series, Living Vine received $1,000 to be used for basic needs such as food, electricity, education, and transportation. Since 1996, 377 women have called The Living Vine “home.” The Living Vine Christian Maternity Home connects pregnant women in crisis with quality obstetric, dental and vision care at no cost to the resident.

The grants, given quarterly, are aimed to help community work toward a healthy Savannah.

The next presentation will be on June 27 with Dr. Robert Rollings on “7 Ways Your Heart Health is Linked to a Healthy Lifestyle.” A $1,000 grant will be presented to Savannah Striders.

State Farm agent leads purse drive

Savannah State Farm agent Meridth Lamas is hosting a donation drive through May 31 to empower women in need.

“Purse-fully Inspiring” is geared toward women that are abused, less fortunate and unemployed. “We will be accepting new or used purses filled with items one would find in a regular purse, such as makeup, hair brushes, mirrors, earrings, lotions, etc.,” said Lamas. “The goal is to build confidence in women who are experiencing hard times.”

Donated purses and items will be distributed among various organizations in the community including SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services, whose mission is to prevent domestic violence, protect victims and promote change in lives, families and the community.

Purses can be dropped off at Meridth Lamas State Farm office, 329 Eisenhower Dr., Suite C. For more information, call Lamas at (912) 354-2390.

CONTACT US

Contact Susan Catron, Executive Editor at 912-652-0327 or susan.catron@savannahnow.com.

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