GT Savannah Learning Series: Passion to Serve: How the Military Community Gives Back through Profit and Passion

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Course Description

This panel discussion will address the concerns of the veteran workforce and highlight options for local businesses to help the cause. Marketing for small business, nonprofit fundraising, philanthropic capitalism, branding for the military community, and assessing the military talent pool will also be covered. From identifying the issues facing the veteran workforce to business development for a cause, you will learn how to create more engagement with the military community while contributing to its success. The session will be moderated by Kenya Harrison, academic program manager at Georgia Tech-Savannah. The panel will feature Tyler Merritt, co-owner of Nine Line Apparel; Kevin Ryan, CEO of Service Brewing; and Cindy Kelley, executive director of the Chatham Savannah Homeless Authority.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for HR professionals, small business owners, corporate managers, nonprofit executives, and business consultants.

What You Will Learn

  • How to build a business through passion and service
  • Current issues facing the veteran community
  • How to brand to attract a niche audience
  • Philanthropic capitalism

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn about opportunities to give back to the veteran community.
  • Evaluate HR practices for employees with military background.
  • Discover how to work with large brands to reach agendas, goals, and visibility.
  • Learn branding and messaging for the military community.


William J. Astary




8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


30 minutes before the start time (7:30)


  • Workflow Status:Published
  • Created By:Kori Thompson
  • Created:10/18/2018
  • Modified By:Kori Thompson
  • Modified:10/18/2018

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