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#GoodNews: Febris Medical launches free COVID-19 training for nurses & medical staff

By The Creative Coast | April 1, 2020

Creative Coast Member Company, Febris Medical, announce this week a new Virtual Reality training module designed to walk nurses and medical staff through the proper procedures when donning personal protective equipment (PPE) as they continue to be on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Full Story on SavannahNow.com

SBAC provides more details on Disaster Loan Programs

By The Creative Coast | April 1, 2020

Our friends over at SBAC shared some links and documents that you can help answer some of your questions on the various options.. The first link below is being updated by SBA HQ constantly as new information becomes available. SBA COVID-19 Relief Programs:    https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources#section-header-2 The 3 different relief programs including: 1.      “EIDL” loan program (up to $2M…

Lunchtime Topics with Darby Cox: Launching a Shopify Store

By The Creative Coast | March 31, 2020

Ever wanted to launch an e-commerce store? Or perhaps you’ve got a brick-n-mortar and just want to move some of your inventory online during this time of “Sheltering at Home”. Learn from e-Commerce expert, Darby Cox – founder of Smoke Cartel.

#GoodNews: SafeCity Launches on Bull Street

By The Creative Coast | March 30, 2020

scDataCom, a Savannah HQ’d company and member of the Creative Coast, is launching an early release of their newest initiative, “SafeCity”. SafeCity is a community focused program dedicated to fostering the safety, revitalization and continued growth of local business corridors by implementing security and technology tools designed to protect our community in a time of…

#CreativeCoastColors2020 – celebrate National Crayon Day with our fun coloring activity

By The Creative Coast | March 30, 2020

Celebrate National Crayon Day with this fun coloring page created by Jess Telmanik specifically for Creative Coast community members. Share with friends and family for a fun activity. When you’re done, share your coloring skills with us!

Creative Coast Chat with Tony O’Reilly of the SBAC: Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Affected by Covid-19

By The Creative Coast | March 25, 2020

Today, I chatted with Tony O’Reilly of the SBAC (Small Business Assistance Corporation) in Savannah. They are a 501c that help businesses get connected to funding sources that are guaranteed by our federal government and/or city. We talked in general about the SBAC and did a deep dive on the 2 programs put in place…

Staying Visible In Times of Uncertainty

By The Creative Coast | March 24, 2020

In light of recent developments with the Coronavirus, social distancing and self-quarantine, the majority of us have needed to drastically change how our business operates on a daily basis. With this change, there has also been many adjustments as to how we market ourselves online. In this insightful Brown Bag, Lisa Kanda of Elkay Advisors…

Loop It Up Savannah

#GoodNews: Loop It Up

By The Creative Coast | March 24, 2020

Loop It Up Savannah will be building and distributing #ArtSmart Activity Kits to give to the children in their program as something fun, comforting and engaging to do while stuck at home! If you would like to support this effort, you can send them supplies from their Amazon wish list HERE or you can donate to Loop It Up by clicking HERE. Their…

#GoodNews: TechSAV

By The Creative Coast | March 24, 2020

TechSAV wants to help both local teachers and government. Are you a teacher or government official (or know someone who is)? Reach out to [email protected] to brainstorm ideas for utilizing technology during this time to teach and reach the community.

#GoodNews: Savannah Aerials

By The Creative Coast | March 23, 2020

Campaign ended. Savannah Aerials was able to donate $1,235 to Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Great work Chris, and thank you to everyone who purchased prints! Click HERE to read Chris’ blog post about the donation. Chris Ryba of Savannah Aerials – a drone media company – will be donating 100% off all profits from the sales of his…

Startup Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic

By The Creative Coast | March 23, 2020

These are crazy unprecedented times. Whether you are just getting started on your entrepreneurial journey, or have been at it a while, we are here for you – virtually. Below is a list of resources available to you during these trying times, whether you just want to vent or want to brainstorm new strategies for…

Working Remote – with Technical Glitches and All.

By The Creative Coast | March 19, 2020

Well, I always like to say what can go wrong, will go wrong, in a demo. I guess that counts for Webinars, too! Our very first webinar during the Pandemic, and the technology failed us. Not really sure what happened. Kevin and I were live on Zoom. I made him a co-host, and went to…

Flatten The Curve

COVID-19 Update

By The Creative Coast | March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020: Dear Creative Coast Members & Friends, Despite there currently being no known cases in Chatham County, the Creative Coast Board & I have decided to take pre-emptive measures to help ensure the safety of our community and to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 virus.   Effective today, all of our educational events will…

OXOS Medical receives Georgia Bio 2020 Golden Helix Innovation Award for Micro C mobile X-ray device

By The Creative Coast | February 11, 2020

OXOS Medical, the parent company of the Micro C, has been selected by Georgia Bio (GaBio) for a 2020 Golden Helix Innovation Award for its creation of groundbreaking technology that advances orthopedic imaging devices and software.  OXOS Medical was founded in Savannah, Georgia with employees in both Atlanta and Savannah. >>Read More

Jesse Cole giving Leadership Advice

Savannah Bananas’ Jesse Cole highlighted in INC. Magazine

By The Creative Coast | November 22, 2019

Our good friend Jesse Cole (seen above giving the Keynote Address at Geek-end 2018) & our beloved Savannah Bananas are highlighted in December’s INC. Magazine. Jesse shares inspiration and lessons in growing and/or turning around any business. Read the full story –> https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341830