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BiS in brief: Generation Next nominations, Santa program for seniors, Y opens in Statesboro, Savannah Quarters donates

Nominations are open for the 2018 Generation NEXT

Now in its eighth year and presented by Business in Savannah, Generation NEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars recognizes the most promising “Under 40” professionals in our community. Nominees should be focused onphilanthropy, community service and progress for our area, as well as on generating business success and growth.

The nomination form can be found at http://businessin savannah.com/generationnext. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 24.

Winners will be recognized in the January 2018 issue of Business in Savannah.

Business In Savannah is part of the Morning News Media network of publications, including theSavannahMorning News and savannahnow.com owned by GateHouse Media.

Savannah Quarters festival raises money

Family Promise of Greater Savannah received $16,781 from the Autumn Fest last month at Savannah Quarters.

The check was presented Nov. 7. The money will be used to support area families in need. Donations came from festival attendees, Savannah Quarters builder partners, Food Truck Philanthropy, and LStar Ventures and Savannah Quarters®.

YMCA opens Statesboro facility

YMCA of Coastal Georgia held a grand opening of the first phase for its new $1 million, 50,000-square-foot facility in Statesboro, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Felder &Associates of Savannah served as architect for the project at 409 Claiborne Ave., the former Sallie Zetterower Elementary School complex. Work to renovate the building and grounds included adding new windows to the old school gym that now welcome light into the YMCA’s new 11,000-square-foot wellness center. Renovations were also made to an adjacent classroom wing and the cafeteria to convert them into activity spaces.

The facility will also offer cardio and strength equipment, a boxing studio, Child Watch and Kid Zone rooms for pre-school and school-aged children, a dedicated teen room and separate studios for yoga, Pilates, dance and group exercise classes.

‘Be a Santa’ program to serve seniors

Holiday shoppers can help bring holiday cheer to area seniors by selecting gifts to deliver to those at home.

Area businesses will feature trees decorated with paper ornaments featuring seniors’ first names and their desired gifts. Holiday shoppers can choose an ornament, buy the requested gift and return it to the store with the ornament attached.

Home Instead Senior Care office is sponsoring the program for the 11th year. Last year, more than 600 local seniors received nearly four thousand gifts.

The Home Instead Senior Care office has partnered with three Sun City neighborhoods in South Carolina: Alexandria Village, Okatie Village and Willow Brook Village, Palmetto Storage in Bluffton and Queensborough Bank in Savannah to help with gift collection and distribution.

Be a Santa to a Senior trees can be found at the following locations:

• In Georgia, Generation One and Smart Senior, Savannah; Curves, Pooler.

• In South Carolina, Markel’s Card &Gift Shop, Kittie’s Crossing, Bluffton; Hilton Head Senior Center; Coastal States banks; Curves of Bluffton.

For more information, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 912-355-0099.

CONTACT US

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

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