11th Annual Community Service Appreciation Celebration Features Savannah CEO

Davey M. James
Davey M. James

Savannahian Davey M. James, CEO and Owner of Outback Steakhouse Savannah, will be the keynote speaker at the 11th Annual Community Service Appreciation Reception Luncheon of the Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS).

The event will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017, in the Banquet Center of the Temple of Glory, located at 1105 Stiles Avenue, at W. Gwinnett Street. Following the community education and issues forumís Annual Meeting at 10:00 AM, the reception-luncheon will follow at 11:30 AM. The coveted 2017 Washington-Walker Community Service Appreciation Award will also be presented to one whose efforts have strengthened the partnership between Education and Economic Development.

ìOn Becoming the Change that We Want to See: Launching and Assessing Initiatives Locally for Our Future Prosperityî is the HCFSí standing theme of the event which brings together business, elected and appointed officials, clergy, educators and neighborhood leaders interested in generating dialogue and plans of action on initiatives designed to improve the quality of life of the total community. According to Bishop Willie Ferrell, HCFS President, the track record of the young entrepreneur Davey James is a shining example reflecting the HCFSí continuing focus on the partnership between education and economic development.

Located on Savannahís chief bustling commercial strip, Mr. Jamesí restaurant has received prestigious recognition and has been awarded Presidentís Club Platinum Award for twoyears consecutively in 2015 and 2016. In addition, the young CEO was awarded Managing Partner/Owner of the Year in 2015 and 2016. The two awards are the highest-level awards in the brand of Outback Steakhouse. Davey has been an executive restaurant professional for over (20) years with various fortune 500 companies.

James has a passion for motivational speaking, public speaking and music ministry. Davey says, ìGod has given me a life-changing educational direction in service of ministryî. Currently Davey is a student at Grand Canyon University, completing a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Biblical Studies and Organizational Leadership. Davey and his wife of 22 years have three children.

The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, community-oriented organization dedicated to providing quality educational, economic empowerment and cultural enrichment programs, and to bringing forth involvement and discussion of issues to move our collective community forward. For more information, please e-mail: HungryClub- ForumSav@earthlink.net or call Julia Wright at (912) 927-8425.

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