“I’m excited to be a part of such an important organization for our community. For me being an entrepreneur and ability to share my experience and knowledge with our emerging innovative and Creative community will be very fulfilling for me,” explained Judge.
The Creative Coast is a 501c3 non profit organization supported by the City of Savannah and SEDA. They recognize the importance of supporting and mentoring entrepreneurs in the local community and have since its derivation in 2008. Judge also noted that “Small business and entrepreneurs are the foundation to our city and will make a sustainable future for our community.” The Creative Coast is embracing a major transition this year including launching the 16,000 square foot innovation hub in the Creators’ Foundry.
Other members of the board include Kathy Hill of Georgia Power, Sean Brandon, Management Services Bureau Chief for the City of Savannah and Dana Braun partner in Callaway, Braun, Riddle & Hughes, P.C. who noted how perfect the addition of Judge on board is for the state of entrepreneurship in the local community.
“Lori epitomizes the entrepreneurial spirit and is also very much involved with the arts community and other creative individuals and businesses. She has her finger on the pulse of Savannah and in particular the new businesses starting here or seeking to relocate to Savannah. Her real estate background and knowledge will be invaluable to The Creative Coast,” said Braun.
The purpose and mission of The Creative Coast is to foster the development and growth of innovative and creative businesses in Savannah and to make Savannah a hub for creative and innovative businesses, organizations and individuals and to foster entrepreneurship. Focusing on technology, art and community, The Creative Coast mentors and connects individuals to the resources they need through their well established and trusted network.
This is the second Board of Directors that Judge sits on. She also serves on the board for the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club.