RINCON — Bryan Simkins had nothing to do with the decision to enshrine Charles Morris into the Savannah Business Hall of Fame. He wholeheartedly approves of the decision, however.
Simkins has known Morris, president and CEO of Morris Multimedia Inc., longer than virtually anyone. They were childhood friends in Augusta and remain close today.
“I think (his induction) is very deserving,” Simkins said. “He started his own little dynasty and has done very well. I am extremely proud of him.”
Junior Achievement of Georgia-Coastal Region recently announced that Morris, Dr. Annette Brock and Dale C. Critz Jr. have been named the 2018 Business Hall of Fame Inductees. The laureates, who will be recognized for outstanding business accomplishments and extensive contributions to the city, will be honored Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
“(The hall of fame) is meant to highlight people who have been very successful in business and been very philanthropic and impactful to the community,” said Robert Grant, director of development for Junior Achievement of Georgia-Coastal Region. “That’s a big part of Junior Achievement — the philanthropy part — trying to teach students about giving back to the community. Charles Morris has obviously been a huge person for that. He’s been a magnate for business and been a great philanthropist.”
Simkins couldn’t agree more.
“I think this is a very deserving award because of all the things (Morris has) done and you never hear anybody talk bad about him,” he said. “He doesn’t hold himself out as being better than anyone else. He is just a very down-to-earth person and you wouldn’t necessarily know that he had two nickels to rub together instead of being as successful as he has been.
“I think that’s one of the key ingredients for his success.”
See the Nov. 7 edition of the Effingham Herald for more details.