Back in Business

Jan 10, 2023View the Web Version
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The IntroBack in Business
Hiii!! We’re finally back in action. I very much appreciate your patience over the last week, and I’m happy to present a full newsletter this week with all the interesting and informative content you’ve come to expect. I do have a few updates in the coming weeks about The Low, but until then, here’s what’s in this week’s lineup:
1. MLK Day is Jan. 16. Celebrate at these events.
2. Put these new restaurants on your 2023 bucket list.
3. Looking for a new job? Brush up your resume with these helpful tips.
4. Hostess City History is back! Learn more about the historic Kehoe House
All the details are down below. Thanks a bunch for reading The Low. 
— Chantel
In the KnowHoliday Happenings: Celebrate MLK Day at these Events
MLK Day will be observed on Monday, Jan. 16. Each year, we set aside the third Monday in January to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As Georgians, we have a special connection to the civil rights leader, who lived and preached in Atlanta. Here in Savannah, we have a few commemorative events happening that will help you remember King’s activism and accomplishments. Join the community in celebrating the revered reverend at these events:
MLK Parade
For the first time since covid, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade is returning to the streets of Savannah. The parade will take place on Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. beginning at the intersection of East Broad St. and Liberty St. This year’s grand marshals will be State Representative Carl Gilliard and former president of the MLK Observance Day Association, Carolyn Blackshear. Hundreds are expected to participate in the parade, so it’s sure to be a great time to engage with the local community while celebrating King’s important contributions. Click here for the parade route. 
Tybee MLK Celebration
Tybee MLK is celebrating their 10th anniversary this MLK Day with a small parade and program starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Tybee Post Theater. The festivities will kick off with the parade, and retired Judge Leroy Burke III will be this year’s grand marshal. After the parade, attendees can enjoy a special commemorative program featuring musicians, dancers, drummers and guest speakers. 
Mighty Eighth MLK Jr. Day Camp
On Monday, Jan. 16, the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is hosting a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day camp from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 6-12. The camp will include a pizza lunch and plenty of fun, engaging and informative activities. Registration is required. 
MLK 5k/10k
Local running store, Howe 2 Run is hosting their annual MLK 5k/10k race on Jan. 16 at 7:30 a.m. at 11 Gateway Blvd. Registration is required and includes a shirt, medal and photos. Proceeds will benefit Blessing in a Bookbag. There will be vendors, music and hot fish and grits served afterwards. It’s a great way to warm up before the parade.
Can’t Say No5 New Restaurants to Try in 2023
Savannah’s culinary scene is always changing, with several new restaurants having opened up in recent months. If you want to be a more adventurous diner this year, there are quite a few new eateries to enjoy. Ditch the usual and try something different in 2023. Put these newcomers to Savannah’s dining scene on your foodie bucket list. 
Brought to you by the great minds behind Two Tides Brewing Company, SMOL Bar is a tiny dive bar, as the name suggests, in the Starland District. The space is about 300 square feet, so it’s pretty cozy. Only 10 or so patrons can fit at a time. They’ve got a great lineup of rotating beers and SMOL bites that are perfect to enjoy on a weeknight after work. SMOL Bar opened this past spring, and they’ve since gained a pretty big following despite being so SMOL. 
Having opened its doors in the summer of ‘22, Stevedore is a new bakery serving flaky baked goods along with locally-roasted coffees and teas. Located at Eastern Wharf, the bakery is a quaint place to enjoy bold breakfast items, beautiful breads and decadent desserts. Their artisanal offerings will satisfy every palate, making Stevedore a must-try this year. 
Poe’s Tavern
Moody and macabre, Poe’s Tavern opened up near Plant Riverside District this past August, and they’ve already made a name for themselves. Serving up signature soups and salads, gourmet handhelds and fresh fish tacos, the tavern is an excellent choice for inventive takes on American favorites. Edgar Allen Poe would be proud.
Java Burrito
Java Burrito held its grand opening at the end of August, and they’ve become a fan favorite for their unique cafe/burrito bar offerings. The Broughton St. fast-casual concept includes a variety of classic and creative coffee drinks in addition to the burrito bar, which has plenty of options for you to customize your order however you like it. Coffee + burritos = Match made in heaven. Who knew?!
Arco Cocktail Lounge + Coastal Fare
Arco is another eatery that opened up in 2022. It’s one of the latest additions to the lauded Ele and the Chef restaurant group. Located in a beautifully-restored Victorian building in the heart of Factors Walk, Arco offers satiating surf and turf options and artful cocktails. They also have a lively lounge atmosphere. Head to Arco on Tuesdays for Salsa Night, Thursdays for Ladies Night, and Saturdays for Late Night Happy Hour to take advantage of inviting food and drink specials.
The ProTips to Make Your Resume Stand Out
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to land a new job, you’re probably going to want to polish up your resume. And if that’s the case, you’re in for a treat. Having a well-written resume that effectively communicates your skills, education and experience is essential when job hunting. No matter where you are in your career, making sure that your resume is up to par will serve you well. Here are a few helpful tips to make your resume stand out from the rest. 
Keep it brief.
Generally, a hiring manager will spend just a few seconds looking over your resume before they decide to move forward with you or throw it in the trash. For that reason, you want to keep your resume concise and to the point. Aim for a one-page resume, and only go beyond that if you have lots of highly-relevant experience you want to highlight. 
Start with a compelling career summary.
Objective statements are dry and dated. Instead, start your resume with a brief, but impactful branding statement that communicates your skills, qualifications and experience. Use this section of your resume to demonstrate your unique value to potential employers. 
Tailor your resume to the job you are applying for.
Rather than sending out a generic resume to every employer, customize your resume to be specific to each job you’re applying for. Find opportunities to demonstrate the ways your experience, skills and values align with the company’s mission, culture and expectations. 
Include the right keywords.
To further tailor your resume to the job, include keywords from the job description in your resume. Many employers now use applicant tracking systems to manage and filter applications. Your best bet to make it past the bots is to ensure your resume features keywords from the description, which will make you seem like a good match.
Focus on results.
Think beyond dull descriptions of your job duties in the experience section of your resume. Use this section to highlight your accomplishments, providing concrete evidence of results achieved. Share specific metrics and numbers wherever you can.
These tips should help you optimize your resume so that you can land more interviews. And if you’d like some help in that department, check out these interview tips. These resources can support you in your job search, helping you to prepare and deliver on paper and in person. So, good luck and go get ‘em!
Learn and GrowHostess City History: The Kehoe House
Located on Habersham Street at Columbia Square sits an architectural marvel dating back to the Victorian era. This marvel is the Kehoe House, which operates today as an opulent B&B, complete with 13 luxurious guest rooms and several balconies. 
The Kehoe House was originally constructed in 1892 by William Kehoe, a successful iron foundry owner. He emigrated with his family from Ireland in 1842 at the age of 10. They settled in Savannah’s Old Fort District with the Irish community there. Kehoe secured an apprenticeship in an iron foundry, working his way up to foreman, and eventually, to owner. 
Kehoe married in 1868 and had ten children with his wife Anne Flood. He built their first home at 130 Habersham Street in Columbia Square in 1885. Then he had their second home, The Kehoe House, built seven years later at 123 Habersham Street. 
The Kehoe House was designed by architect DeWitt Bruyn and cost $25,000 to build. The house remained in the Kehoe family until 1930 when it was sold by heirs. From there, the edifice was used as a boarding house and a funeral home. It was eventually acquired by former football star Joe Namath, who sold the property in 1990. 
After a two-year renovation, the site opened as a historic inn called The William Kehoe House. It sold once more in 2003, and is currently owned by HLC Hotels. Today, The Kehoe House continues to amaze guests with its rich history, well-preserved architecture, and luxe interior. Consider planning a stay there soon.
Hand-Picked Promo
    •  Nominations for Connect Savannah’s Best of Savannah are now open. Make sure you nominate your faves before Jan. 31! •  The 2023 Blitz Border Bowl is Saturday, Jan 14 at Memorial Stadium. Get your tickets today to see top-tier talents from the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry go head to head in this annual all-star game. •  Do you want the lowdown on all things development here in the Hostess City? Check out Savannah Agenda, where you’ll find timely information about local business endeavors and community causes.
Written by Chantel Britton
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