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C.H. Robinson raises money for Savannah charities

C.H. Robinson, a global third-party logistics company, and its Savannah office contributed to a month-long, company-wide, employee-led giving campaign which raised a total of $791,000 for a variety of local and national charities. In addition to the Robinson Cares campaign fundraising, employees accumulated more than 1,450 volunteer hours, helping their neighbors in need.

Savannah charities receive support from local C.H. Robinson employees.

The Savannah office hosted a silent auction and other internal fundraising events to raise money for the following charities: Savannah SAFE Shelter, Nine Line Foundation, Surfers for Autism and One Love Animal Rescue.

“We’re dedicated to supporting these organizations in Savannah and the Low Country,” said Kevin Fischer, sales executive at C.H. Robinson. “It’s part of our culture at C.H. Robinson to do everything we can to strengthen the communities where we live, work and play.”

Savannah Tech announces art competition

Savannah Technical College is now accepting entries for the 22th annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week student design competition. The competition is open to all elementary (K-5), middle (6-8) and high school (9-12) students in Georgia.

Virginia L. Heard Elementary fifth-grader Caroline Conner won first place in the K-5 category last year and received a $500 scholarship check presented by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

The MAW Student Design Contest is held annually in conjunction with Manufacturers’ Appreciation Week (April) and is designed to promote awareness of the important role manufacturing plays in the economy of the State of Georgia for elementary to high school students statewide.

Manufacturing is the process of creating physical objects that will be used by someone or used to build something else.

The artwork submitted to Savannah Tech will be entered in the statewide competition where three winners will be chosen in each of the groups.

Artwork must be received by the STC Marketing and Communications Office at the Savannah Campus by noon on Jan. 19.

For more information, contact STC Director of Communications Amy Shaffer at 912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu.

Thomas Co. Federal expands to Savannah

Thomas County Federal has expanded into Savannah with the opening of a loan production office in the downtown district. The bank’s newest location will offer commercial lending solutions to large and small businesses in the area.

“Thomas County Federal is no stranger to Savannah. Many of our key personnel in Thomasville are from the area or have long-standing, positive relationships in the community,” said Rodney Deese, president and CEO, Thomas County Federal. “We have a deep knowledge of the region, so it was a natural fit when the opportunity presented itself for the bank to expand into the market.”

With a location in Thomasville and a recently opened full-service branch in Tallahassee, the Savannah loan production office is Thomas County Federal’s third location and will be led by Senior Vice President in Commercial Lending B. Trapper Griffith.

For more information on Thomas County Federal, go to tcfederal.com.

CONTACT US

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

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