Union County Technology Solutions To Donate Website, Public Relations Services To Upcoming County-Wide High School Business Program


Union County Technology Solutions To Donate Website, Public Relations Services To Upcoming County-Wide High School Business Program

After making a $1000 donation to help fund the beginnings of a county-wide high school business program last fall, Union County Technology Solutions is following up by offering business services, as well.  Beginning in March, the local IT services provider will begin hosting the Union County CEO program’s website and owner Rollie Hawk will be acting as its director of communications and public relations.

“Copywriting and publishing were two of the original cornerstones of my business,” explained Hawk.  “I’d gotten away from that for a while but it’s becoming more and more of what I do over the past few years.  Adding in the public relations portion has been a very natural progression and being able to donate some of my expertise to the Union County CEO program is something I’m very excited about.”

Union County CEO—short for Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities—is the local version of a program that’s seeing tremendous success in counties around the state.  Bringing that success story to Union County is something Hawk feels could turn a lot of things around in the region.

“When you look at our economic base in the region, what do you have?  A lot of people scrambling for the same state or state-funded jobs.  We need people innovating and creating industries around here to create newer, better jobs and to build up our communities.  A program like CEO could be the start of that.  Opening the minds of young people in our communities to the possibilities of starting business right here, right now is going to be key to saving this region.”

Hawk believes the philosophies and goals of the program match up with his own and that is why he sees this as such a valuable investment in the future of Union County.

“What I’m trying to do with this—both as an individual and as a business owner—is to lead by example,” said Hawk.  “I’m donating my time, abilities and resources to making this program a success.  If five years from now we have a hundred graduates starting their own businesses and doing the same thing, imagine the impact that will have on the region over the next ten and twenty years!”

“It’s all about taking the gifts and resources God has entrusted each and every one of us with and channeling them into building up our communities.  That’s what free markets and free minds do.  If this program can help ten or twenty kids a year to believe in that, it’s going to change everything.”

Additional information on the CEO program is available from:

Current $500+ donors to the Union County CEO program:

  • Anna Walmart
  • William & Evelyn Bailey, Southern Real Estate
  • Charlotte Clover, Country Financial
  • Bill Ecker, State Farm Insurance
  • Jim Farris, Union County Hospital
  • Randy Lambin, Lamdin Farms
  • Jan York, Skyline View Cabins
  • Beck Simonds, E.T. Simonds
  • Paul Renzaglia, Alto Vineyards
  • Debbie Stroehlien, Cobden Civic Industrial Foundation
  • Alan Eddington, Union County Economic Development Corporation
  • Craig Lindvahl, Effingham CEO
  • Glenda Boone, US Bank
  • Josh Joiner, Capaha Bank
  • Charlotte Clover, Union County Women in Business
  • John Nimmo, Southern Real Estate
  • Collin Cain, Grassy Lake Club
  • Al Kamp, City of Anna
  • Bill Davis, Davis Farms
  • Nina Lofton, Anna-Jonesboro National Bank
  • Lyn Crabtree, Master’s Choice
  • Rusty Flamm, Rusty’s Home Center
  • Nick & Jerry Schaefer
  • Union County Technology Solutions
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