FVSU STUDENTS WIN THE FIRST INVENTURE PRIZE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION
Team ExtendoSocket, made up of FVSU students Ryeshia Cutliff, KeAndre Leaks, Prentis Marshall, and Derek Curry, won the Georgia Inventure Prize Competition, hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The final round was be broadcast on April 4, 2019 on PBS stations around the state.
The team presented a concept for ExtendoSocket, a retractable extension cord located in a wall socket.
The FVSU team competed against finalist teams from the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, University of North Georgia, and Southern Regional Technical College. These five finalists were selected from nineteen teams from colleges all over the state who were scheduled to compete.
The Georgia InVenture Prize highlights the state’s innovation ecosystem and its high potential, ambitious and growth-oriented student entrepreneurs. A team of students were chosen by their college and will present their unique business solution to judges in a statewide competition. The winning institution will receive the “Georgia InVenture Prize Cup” to proudly display on their campus for the year. Nineteen teams were scheduled to compete in this year’s competition, including Albany State University, Atlanta Technical College, Augusta Technical College, Columbus State University, Dalton State College, Georgia College and State University, Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, Middle Georgia State University, Savannah State University, Southern Regional Technical College, and Valdosta State University, in addition to the finalists. The Georgia Chamber InVenture Prize is a competition for college students that aims to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and start-up creation. Entrepreneurial activity is expected to stimulate job creation and play an increasingly important role in Georgia’s growth. Georgia institutions have responded to the demand for entrepreneurial and innovation-oriented graduates by providing curriculum, degree offerings or student programs throughout the state. The InVenture Prize is an outgrowth of the Southeast Regional Emmy Award-winning student-team competition created by the Georgia Institute of Technology.
GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN-UP
THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 13
2019 VICTORY FOR VETERANS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
CGTC’s VECTR Center serves as a gateway into Georgia’s public institutions of higher education and works with employers across the state on veteran hiring initiatives. Additionally, the VECTR Center provides career counseling, educational coaching, resume assistance, and accelerated workforce training. The VECTR Center is the nation’s first state-wide, one-stop-shop of veteran resources through collaborations with federal, state and community partners.
A form is enclosed outlining the benefits of each level of sponsorship. Tournament information is also available at http://www.gavectr.org. The event will be publicized locally across Georgia, and with ongoing marketing efforts and an anticipated turnout of several hundred people, sponsors will receive a considerable amount of exposure!
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Patricia Ross at (478) 218-3914 or via email at email@example.com.
We hope we can count on your partnership for our second annual 2019 Victory for Veterans tournament. Thank you in advance for your support of VECTR, our veterans, and the communities that we serve.TEAM ENTRY FORM SPONSOR FORM
THE DRAGONFLIES PRESENT “HUNKS IN HEELS”
The Dragonflies presents “Hunks in Heels” This fun event, Hunks in Heels woman-less beauty pageant is being held by the Dragonflies to raise money for Genesis Joy House, a transitional complex meeting the needs of homeless female veterans in the Middle Georgia area.
Contestants will compete in casual wear, talent, evening gown, and on-stage question. (Yes we are fully aware you are a MAN, but the women-less pageant you will be competing in your best female character).
Want to be a sponsor? Sponsors can choose to sponsor a contestant for $300 and their name will be mentioned each time their contestant takes the stage as well as be listed in the program as the contestant’s sponsor. The sponsor will also get a 1/4 page ad in the program and 2 tickets to the event. Other sponsors can choose to sponsor the pageant for $200. They will be listed in the program as the pageant’s sponsor and thanked from the stage and get 1/4 page ad. $20 for adults and $10 for 17 and under.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This is a family-friendly event. Come cheer for your favorite contestant and support a great need! Bring out the family and friends for a night of laughs and support our homeless community and take your shot at winning great door prizes!
FLINT ENERGIES SUPPORTS LOCAL OSPREY HABITAT EFFORT
In keeping with its commitment to improving the quality of life for Middle Georgia residents, Flint Energies has extended that commitment to the feathered kind, ospreys. Recently, Flint Energies, along with the Perry FFA, installed an osprey nesting platform in southern Houston County at former State Representative Larry Walker’s farm.
The idea for the project hatched last spring. While perusing the May 2018 issue of Georgia Magazine, Walker read an article about repurposing a utility pole into an osprey nest. Not long afterward, Walker approached Flint Energies CEO Bob Ray at a luncheon and inquired about having one installed on his farm outside of Perry, since he had observed some osprey in the area.
Flint has been in the business of bringing people together to meet a common goal since 1937 when several farmers banded together to create the electric cooperative. It wasn’t long after that luncheon when Flint Energies Agricultural Specialist David Yelton enlisted the help of Perry High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Advisor and educator Kyle Dekle, along with Bob Sargent, program manager of wildlife conservation with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Dekle agreed to recruit his FFA students in the construction of the osprey nest, while Sargent provided insight into osprey nesting habits.
It is interesting to note that Larry Walker is a former member of the Perry FFA and his father, Cohen, was the first ag teacher at Perry High School.
While Flint crews identified the ideal location for the utility pole to be set at the Walker farm, FFA students Jacob Spivey, Axel Lindstrom and Jayden Chance got to work researching and constructing the osprey platform from plans found on the internet. The two groups met one cold morning in February to install the platform and set the pole.
“It is amazing how a simple project to construct a bird platform can generate so many positive impacts,” says Ray. “Obviously, the project encourages the habitat of a special raptor for this area and promotes wise stewardship of our natural resources. On a bigger scale, this project has united generations of Perry High School FFA leadership spanning five decades. It has raised awareness of our environment and has given high school students the opportunity to build something bigger than themselves. The project allowed those students to engage at least five professions to which they now have a unique bond and connection. And, it helps demonstrate that electric co-ops are fully invested in the quality of life for those we serve… including ospreys!”
An osprey is a large raptor approximately 20-24 inches long with a wingspan of up to five and a half feet. Ospreys thrive wherever there are shallow bodies of water with abundant fish. Osprey nests are large stick structures often built in trees near or over water. Manmade nesting platforms are located in open areas with no overhead canopy or interfering vegetation within a mile of open water. The platforms can be 20 to 100 feet tall and are equipped with predator guards and can support up to 300 pounds. To stimulate osprey interest in the manmade nest, a few small tree limbs were placed on the platform.
Not only is this project about wildlife conservation, but it is also about providing safe, reliable electricity as osprey have been known to take up residence on in-service utility poles. Flint Energies is ensuring local osprey have a safe nesting area away from the Co-op’s power lines.
“Although they can be found in this area, ospreys are not very common this far inland, “says Yelton. “Mr. Walker and his wife have been excited to see several around their farm recently. Hopefully, the structure will be successful and attract a nesting pair this spring.”
E ³ AUTOMOTIVE INC IS OFFERING A COUPON FOR CAR SERVICES
E³ Automotive is offering a coupon for a free oil change for your 1st service and then a $20 dollar coupon for your next visit. They also offer at 15 percent discount for military, veterans and first responders. E³ Automotive Inc is located on 805 North Davis Drive, Warner Robins GA 31093 and their phone number is (478) 922-8777
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