Business Briefs

Hampton Inn collecting food for the hungry

Hampton Inn in Newnan is collecting non-perishable food items to help the hungry, through Feb. 12. The “Feeding Coweta Campaign” will hold Valentine’s Day Food Giveaways on Feb. 14.

“The holidays have come and gone and so many organizations fed the homeless and hungry and that was great,” said Sandy Lee, director of sales. “The Hampton Inn will be collecting donations to absit with feeding the hungry now that the holidays are over.”

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Regions Bank awarding scholarships

Regions Bank will be awarding 32 Regions Riding Forward Scholarships to high school seniors and college freshmen. The scholarships are awarded based on a competitive essay contest.

High school seniors are eligible for $5,000 scholarships based on essays about an African-American who has inspired them. College freshmen are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship based on an essay about an African-American who has inspired them and influenced their college careers.

"When we developed Riding Forward three years ago, we wanted to recognize the accomplishments of African-Americans while, at the same time, investing in the future,” said Michele Elrod, head of Regions Marketing. “This program achieves both of these goals by featuring historical figures Ralph David Abernathy and Thurgood Marshall and offering the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest. To date, we’ve awarded 57 scholarships to high school and college students totaling nearly $250,000.”

The essay contest is part of a larger Regions Bank campaign to celebrate Black History Month.

“The Riding Forward program allows us to shine a light on our young people and their perspectives on Black History,” said Lajuana Bradford, head of Regions Corporate Social Responsibility. “The contributions and accomplishments of African-American heroes are what propels us forward in helping to make a difference in the next generation.”

Applications for the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship will be accepted from Jan. 20 to Feb. 27. Scholarship awards will be announced in April 2014. For more information or to see last year’s winners and essays, visit www.regions.com/ridingforward .

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