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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 5, 2015

Posted by mysavannah on December 5, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

Local headlines distributed each Monday morning  on Carriage Trade PR’s Local NewsWIRE.

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ENMARKET AWARDED 2016 CATALYST RECOGNITION BY CSP MAGAZINE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, (formerly Enmark) is pleased to announce it has been recognized for extraordinary leadership in the convenience store and retail petroleum industry. The Savannah-based company received the 2016 Catalyst award in Foodservice by CSP Magazine at the 2016 Outlook Leadership Conference held Nov. 9-11 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Matt Clements, director of marketing, accepted the award in recognition of his development of Enmarket’s rebranded image and for leading its “Enrich Life!” program. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-receives-catalyst-award-csp-magazine-entrepreneurial-leadership/

ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNOUNCES DR. KELLY WALDRON AS NEXT HEAD OF SCHOOL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The St. Andrew’s School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kelley Waldron as the next Head of School for St. Andrew’s. After serving as Interim Head of School for the past several months, Dr. Waldron received unanimous support from both the Head of School Search Committee and the Board of Trustees. Dr. Waldron has been a part of the St. Andrew’s community since 2002. In that time, she has served as Director of Admissions, Academic Dean of the Upper School, Director of Studies, International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Lower School Head, teacher, mentor and so much more. For more information, visit https://saslions.com/

CHARLES BOWEN OF SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE CREDITS MOVING INCENTIVE FOR LOCAL FILM INDUSTRY BOOM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Right now in Savannah, there are five movie crews and two TV crews – all of which need workers. Savannah Film Alliance’s Charles Bowen credits the new moving incentive for drawing skilled crew members to the Hostess City to help with production needs. For more information, visit http://www.wtoc.com/story/33726835/5-movies-2-tv-shows-filming-in-savannah-are-incentives-working

A CUT ABOVE THE REST

(INC) Top 15 Companies of 2016
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SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL NAMED TOP SCHOOL IN SAVANNAH AND GEORGIA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Country Day School has been ranked #8 for 2017 Best Private High Schools, according to Niche.com. SCDS is the only school outside of Atlanta in the Georgia Top Ten Schools, and no other school in Savannah made the top 50. To see all the results, visit

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY HOLDING DONATION DRIVE FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology will hold a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for families of the RMHC. The practice will accept donations through 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19. For details on wishlist items and the donations being accepted, visit

Dr. Howington and her family presenting last year’s holiday donation to Bill Sorochak
SANDFLY MARKET PLACE TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR SAVANNAH HOMELESS VETERANS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Market Place will host a holiday fundraising soirée benefitting The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center for Savannah Homeless Veterans. The market will be collecting needed supplies that will be donated directly to the medical center. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at 8511 Ferguson Ave., Savannah. For details on wish list items and the donations being accepted, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/sandfly-market-place-to-host-fundraiser-for-savannah-homeless-veterans/

SAM HUBBARD OF COASTAL DIVORCE ADVISORS PROFILE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sam Hubbard, MBA, CFA, CDFA, Principal of Coastal Divorce Advisors, LLC, has been featured in Business in Savannah’s weekly profile series. Since 80-85% of a divorce is about the financials, Sam believes it will become common practice to include a divorce financial planner on the divorce team. Learn more at

COPE TO HOLD FREE “GIRLS ON THE RISE” 12-WEEK PROGRAM BEGINNING DECEMBER 7

(SAVANNAH, GA) COPE will host a new, free 12-week program for girls ages 14-16 called “Girls on the Rise” beginning Wednesday, December 7. In a judgement-free space, a group of 8-15 girls will cover issues such as bullying, dysfunctional eating patterns, feelings of exclusion, and social pressures. For more information, visit http://www.copeforchange.org/upcoming-events/

ANIMAL DRAWINGS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Animal Drawings by Shannon Lancaster: https://www.facebook.com/Lady-Lancaster-116329085074152/?fref=ts

1 MILLION CUPS YEAR END SCHEDULE AND SOCIAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups, the weekly meeting place for Savannah’s startups to get inspired and share ideas – fueled by great minds and local coffee, will host presenters each Wednesday 9-10a through December 14th. The traditional format of 2 presenters each Wednesday morning will begin again on January 4th. Location: Creators’ Foundry. http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

CHANGING THE WORLD

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THE SAVANNAH BICYCLE CAMPAIGN PRESENTS BATTLE OF THE BIKES REPAIR RELAY RACE DEC. 9
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Bicycle Campaign will present the Battle of the Bikes on December 9 starting at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Southbound Brewing Co. The best local mechanics will go head-to-head in a bicycle repair relay race. All reconditioned bikes will be donated to Blessings in a Bookbag. $20 includes beer, food, and prizes – with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. For more information, visit http://bicyclecampaign.org/event/battle-of-the-bikes-2/
SAVANNAH TREE FOUNDATION TO PLANT 4,000TH TREE AT HUNTER ARYM AIRFIELD ON DEC. 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tree Foundation is partnering with Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Michael Squires for a community tree planting on Saturday, December 10, beginning at 9:00 am at Hunter Army Airfield. At this tree planting event, the Savannah Tree Foundation will plant the 4,000th tree in its 34 year history. Volunteers will plant over 50 native hardwood trees in addition to a longleaf pine restoration field, quickly surpassing the 4,000 tree milestone. Trees will be planted in a high-traffic mixed use area on base. Bordered by military operations, this area is used as a recreation area by families and a training ground by soldiers. For more information, visit www.savannahtree.com

SAVANNAH JAYCEES ANNOUNCE FLANNEL AND FROST HOLIDAY PARTY TO BENEFIT PARK PLACE OUTREACH ON DEC. 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees announce the Flannel and Frost Holiday Party to be held on Saturday, December 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Savannah Jaycees’ Hut, located at 101 Atlas Street. Guests will enjoy a hot cocoa bar, s’mores station, as well as, dinner and drinks. There will also be live entertainment to include “carol-oke” where everyone is invited to perform their favorite holiday songs. There is a suggested $10 donation for nonmembers; guests are also encouraged to bring a wish-list item for Park Place Outreach. To RSVP for the party and to submit a donation, visit

HOSPICE SAVANNAH GOLF TOURNAMENT RESCHEDULED FOLLOWING HURRICANE MATTHEW CLEAN UP DEC. 12
(SAVANNAH, GA) Now that post-hurricane clean up is completed, Hospice Savannah has confirmed that the date for the rescheduled golf tournament is Monday, December 12 at the Landings Club’s Plantation course. The tournament is presented by USI Insurance Services, and proceeds will support Savannah Hospice. For more information or to register, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Golf/
SAVANNAH AREA CHAMBER HOLDS 6TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY OYSTER ROAST DEC. 15
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with its emerging professionals council, LaunchSAVANNAH, will host its 6th Annual Holiday Oyster Roast Business Connection on Thursday, December 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Held on the Westin’s River Lawn, this event will feature food, live entertainment, beverages, and networking with hundreds of the Savannah area’s business professionals. $10 for members and $25 for member guests. To register, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=22
DAVENPORT HOUSE MUSEUM TO HOLD HOLIDAY EVENING TOURS BY CANDLELIGHT ON DEC. 26

(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum will hold holiday evening tours by candlelight from Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The tours will include music from the early 19th century, short bread and cider tastings in the garden, the story of early 19th century holiday celebrations from trained docents, and a period dancing demonstration. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/category/events/

NOT ENOUGH STORAGE

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SAINT PETER’S TO HOLD CHARITY SHOPPING BOUTIQUE AND SPRING PLANT SALE ON FEB. 15
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold the Market at 3 West Ridge charity shopping boutique and spring plant sale from Wednesday, February 15 through Friday, February 17. All proceeds from door admissions, plant sales, the luncheon, sponsor donations, and 15 percent of vendor sales will be donated to Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club and Horizons Savannah. For more information, visit http://www.stpeterssavannah.org/the-market-at-3-west-ridge.html

NEED A NEW BUDDY?

(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Buddy is one smart 6 year old! He loves his doggie door, knows how to sit and stay, and gets off of the bed when you ask. He is calm and does well in the car. Buddy loves to play with other dogs, but cats are a bit of a mystery to him. His foster mother gave her highest accolades, so we’re sure he would make a great companion. View Buddy’s profile: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-d-441-buddy-2/

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Savannah Home Repair Company, Always There Home Services, Awards Free Service to Local Veteran, Tabitha Strozier

Posted by mysavannah on December 2, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) Always There Home Services, a local home repair company, announces that Tabitha Strozier, owner of Dubhine Touch, is the recipient of the Active Duty/Veterans Award.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Strozier will receive eight man-hours on any requested home/office improvement free of charge. She has recently opened a new massage studio in Savannah and will use her award to go towards an improvement project in that new facility.

Strozier is one of the massage therapists for the Armed Forces Team, the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC. For more information about her massage studio, visit http://dubhinetouch.com/

Always There Home Services was founded by Lance Farago, a United States Marine Corp. veteran. “Being able to help my fellow Americans who served time in the armed forces is a great reward to me,” said Farago.

To learn more about Always There Home Services, visit http://athsllc.com/.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Tabitha Strozier, recipient of the Active Duty/Veterans Award, and Lance Farago, founder of Always There Home Services

ABOUT ALWAYS THERE HOME SERVICES
Always There Home Services is a home repair company located in Savannah, GA. This veteran-owned company was started by Lance Farago in 2012. Farago served four years in the US Marine Corp. and then took the skills he learned from Technical Training School to help family and friends, which eventually led him to found Always There Home Services. Always There Home Services is a licensed and insured handyman service. Farago is a member of the Association of Certified Handyman Professionals. To learn more about the services provided, visit http://athsllc.com/. Visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysThereHomeServicesLLC/, and follow the Instagram @always_there_home_services.

CONTACT
Lance Farago, Owner
(912) 660-1274
always.there@comcast.net
http://athsllc.com/

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

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Enmarket Receives Catalyst Award from CSP Magazine for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Posted by mysavannah on November 30, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, (formerly Enmark) is pleased to announce it has been recognized for extraordinary leadership in the convenience store and retail petroleum industry.

The Savannah-based company received the 2016 Catalyst award in Foodservice by CSP Magazine at the 2016 Outlook Leadership Conference held Nov. 9-11 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Matt Clements, director of marketing, accepted the award in recognition of his development of enmarket’s rebranded image and for leading its “Enrich Life!” program.

“This award underscores our company’s commitment to provide healthier choices to customers,” said Clements. “As consumers are demanding and deserving healthier options, enmarket is proud to lead the way in showing how convenience stores can step up to meet their demands for healthier products by offering convenient choices. We’re also pleased to be building the best workplace in the retail industry.”

Enmarket now offers a greater variety of freshly prepared food and healthy snacks to customers at its 60 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. It has also increased the availability of better-for-you snacks with more organic, gluten free and non-GMO options for customers. Fresh salads, sandwiches, and produce are delivered multiple times each week, so enmarket can offer the freshest possible products.

The company has also recently partnered with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in the effort to help end childhood obesity and further its commitment to fostering a healthier community.

Recently, the convenience store chain has invested more than $500,000 a year to increase the starting salaries of its employees to well above the national federal minimum wage and raise its senior general managers’ earnings potential.

Enmarket was one of three companies to receive this year’s Outlook Catalyst Awards, recognized for its efforts in Foodservice. WESCO was honored for its Employee Engagement efforts, and 7-Eleven Stores received the Catalyst award for Design. Enmarket was recognized for their efforts in pioneering and promoting the technological, emotional and/or physical betterment of their organization.

More than 500 convenience-store executives attended the 2016 Outlook Leadership Conference to learn more about industry topics ranging from natural/organic to technology, the presidential election, talent diversity, finances and TV success. The mission of the annual event is to assemble the right mix of trailblazers from the convenience and petroleum retailing industry in an environment that stimulates conversation and actionable solutions for long-term success.

The Catalyst awards are presented each year by CSP magazine to the extraordinary leadership of three companies in the convenience/retail petroleum industry. With more than 1000,000 subscribers, CSP is the leading convenience store and petroleum retailing publication in the industry.

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) Abbie Westra with CSP, Matt Clements with enmarket, and Van Tarver with GreenPrint

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 60 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high-quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 21, 2016

Posted by mysavannah on November 21, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS TILTON!

 
SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL NAMED TOP SCHOOL IN SAVANNAH AND GEORGIA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Country Day School has been ranked #8 for 2017 Best Private High Schools, according to Niche.com. SCDS is the only school outside of Atlanta in the Georgia Top Ten Schools, and no other school in Savannah made the top 50. To see all the results, visit

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY HOLDING DONATION DRIVE FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology will hold a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for families of the RMHC. The practice will accept donations through 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19. For details on wishlist items and the donations being accepted, visit

Dr. Howington and her family presenting last year’s holiday donation to Bill Sorochak
STEWART INCOME TAX SERVICES CUT RIBBON ON NEW LOCATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Stewart Income Tax & Business Services held a ribbon cutting for their new Savannah location at 4395 Ogeechee Rd #210. Leading up to and during the event, nonperishable food items were collected for Second Harvest Food Bank. For more information, visit

REDEFINING THE STEREOTYPE
(INC) 7 Reasons Millennials Make Outstanding Entrepreneurs

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SANDFLY MARKET PLACE TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR SAVANNAH HOMELESS VETERANS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Market Place will host a holiday fundraising soirée benefitting The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center for Savannah Homeless Veterans. The market will be collecting needed supplies that will be donated directly to the medical center. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at 8511 Ferguson Ave., Savannah. For details on wish list items and the donations being accepted, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/sandfly-market-place-to-host-fundraiser-for-savannah-homeless-veterans/

SAM HUBBARD OF COASTAL DIVORCE ADVISORS PROFILE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sam Hubbard, MBA, CFA, CDFA, Principal of Coastal Divorce Advisors, LLC, has been featured in Business in Savannah’s weekly profile series. Since 80-85% of a divorce is about the financials, Sam believes it will become common practice to include a divorce financial planner on the divorce team. Learn more at

TATS FOR TATAS FUNDRAISER FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Alpha Media’s yearly fundraiser, Tats for Tatas, will once again raise money for the St. Joseph’s Candler Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer Pavilion. Tim Leary and the Morning Showgram will (temporary) tattoo themselves with the names of those who have been through the battle with breast cancer – in honor of those who have won, in memory of those who have lost, or to recognize those who are still fighting. Then, they will all participate in the Savannah River Bridge Run covered in the tattoos. Groups and business can sponsor the morning show team members’ different body parts to cover in tattoos: Brand logos will be displayed on these body parts. For more information, contact Claire Beverly at

EVALUATE THE TEAM

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SPEROS NEW CARRIER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces that Amber Anderson has joined the firm as Carrier Management specialist. Her duties include managing carrier contracts and negotiations to deliver optimal service and pricing to customers. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/amber-anderson-joins-speros-carrier-management-specialist/

SAVANNAH BRIDGE RUN ON DEC. 3

(ENMARKET) The enmarket 2016 Savannah Bridge Run will be on Saturday, December 3. Register now at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-enmarket-savannah-bridge-run-registration-19641708880

HOSPICE SAVANNAH TREE OF LIGHT ON DEC. 4

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tree of Light Memorial Gathering, Sunday, December 4 at 5:15 p.m. Located on the patio of the Full Circle, 6000 business Center Drive, off Chatham Parkway. Your gift provides grief counseling and support. Donate securely online at www.HospiceSavannah.org/TreeofLight or call 912.629-1055

DE-STRESS THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING
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SAVANNAH JAYCEES ANNOUNCE FLANNEL AND FROST HOLIDAY PARTY TO BENEFIT PARK PLACE OUTREACH ON DEC. 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees announce the Flannel and Frost Holiday Party to be held on Saturday, December 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Savannah Jaycees’ Hut, located at 101 Atlas Street. Guests will enjoy a hot cocoa bar, s’mores station, as well as, dinner and drinks. There will also be live entertainment to include “carol-oke” where everyone is invited to perform their favorite holiday songs. There is a suggested $10 donation for nonmembers; guests are also encouraged to bring a wish-list item for Park Place Outreach. To RSVP for the party and to submit a donation, visit

DAVENPORT HOUSE HOSTS LECTURE SERIES HELD AT KENNEDY PHARMACY ON DEC. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host two programs at Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street, on Dec. 12. The program is called, “Slavery In a Romantic Age: Mary Telfair’s Savannah.” This will explore romantic fantasies used by slaveholders in Savannah to justify their power. This presentation will take place on Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Both lectures are free to the public but reservations are encouraged. To reserve your spot, call 912-236-8097. To learn more about The Davenport House, visit www.davenporthousemuseum.org

HAPPY-GO-LUCKY MAX

(SAVANNAH, GA) Max is a four year old Sheperd/Husky mix. He is a happy-go-lucky dog who loves to play. Long walks, car rides, and chewing on bones are a few of his favorite things. He is house and crate trained, but doesn’t fare well in an apartment. A backyard and a dog friend to play with would be ideal. Max is Heartworm positive, but his adoption includes a six month supply of medication, and a retest after six months.

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Stewart Income Tax & Business Services Opens New Office in Savannah

Posted by mysavannah on November 17, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) Stewart Income Tax & Business Services held a ribbon cutting for their new Savannah location at 4395 Ogeechee Rd #210.

Leading up to and during the event, nonperishable food items were collected for Second Harvest Food Bank. The following items were collected: canned foods, peanut butter, boxed macaroni and cheese, Hamburger Helper, rice and cereal.

“Our goal is to serve our clients but also to serve our community,” said Jennifer Stewart, owner. “We felt that Second Harvest helped so many during the hurricane; their pantry has been hit hard. If we could raise awareness for their needs during our grand opening celebration, we felt that it was worth the extra effort.”

Stewart Income Tax & Business Services was originally founded as a home-based business in 2014. They are an authorized e-File provider for the IRS. All of the preparers are Registered with IRS. The owner, Stewart, is a member of the National Directory of Registered Tax Return Preparers and Professionals. The office has also joined the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.

The new office is located at the intersection of Ogeechee Road and Chatham Parkway, behind Savannah Tire. It is open year-round Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with expanded days and hours from January through April.

“We have always been extremely proud of the personal, low-pressure approach and high-quality services that our firm provides,” Stewart added. “But now, we’re very pleased that our expanding roster of clients has allowed us to move to this larger, more convenient space.”

For more information, call (912) 358-0894, email info@stewartincometax.com or visit online at stewartincometax.com.

MORE INFORMATION ON STEWART INCOME TAX & BUSINESS SERVICES
Stewart Income Tax & Business Services is a locally owned and operated business, located at 4395 Ogeechee Rd #210, in Savannah, Georgia, 31405. The office offers tax preparation for individuals and small businesses, bookkeeping and payroll services. Primarily serving clients in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Texas since 2014, Stewart Income Tax & Business Services offers tax preparation for all 50 states. The company provides secure, personal service and holds to a higher standard than most “commercial” tax preparation offices, extending a 100% guarantee to clients and standing behind all returns they prepare. Its seasoned staff is knowledgeable of tax laws through continued education, experience and training, enabling Stewart Income Tax & Business Services to maximize refunds by skillfully knowing and researching tax laws for credits and deductions clients may qualify to receive. The office is open year-round at 4395 Ogeechee Rd #210, Savannah, GA 31405, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with expanded days and hours from January through April. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, call (912) 358-0894, email info@stewartincometax.com or visit online at stewartincometax.com.

CONTACT
Jennifer Stewart
Stewart Income Tax & Business Services
4395 Ogeechee Rd #210
Savannah, Georgia, 31405
(912) 358-0894
info@stewartincometax.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
912.844.9990
visteam@carriagetradepr.com

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Low Country Dermatology Holds Donation Drive for the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

Posted by mysavannah on November 17, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology will hold a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for RMHC families.
Low Country Dermatology will accept donations through 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19.

“The stress of having a child in the hospital is often overwhelming, and having to think about buying holiday gifts has to be the farthest thing from a parent’s mind,” said Dr. Corinne Howington, who owns Low Country Dermatology. “That’s why I’m asking my patients and our community to help spread some cheer to these deserving families.”

Items donated to the holiday store will allow parents who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House to pick out presents for their children and other family members.

Bill Sorochak, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, offered several gift ideas, including:

  • Infants/toddlers: Stuffed animals, musical instruments, bath toys, teething toys, board books and interactive toys (blocks, rattles)
  • School-aged children: Nerf and Fisher Price toys; Legos and board games; toy trucks; dolls and dress-up clothes; puzzles and arts and craft kits.
  • Teenagers: Footballs, volleyballs, basketballs; journals; adult coloring books and colored pencils; books and video games.
  • Adults: Robes and slippers; Bath and Body Works lotions and sprays; books & interactive journals; electric razors and gift cards for coffee, movies and meals.

Wishlist items to support the operations of the house include: quick meals (soups, Ramen noodles, mac and cheese); individually packaged snacks, boxes of cereal and drinks; high efficiency free and clear laundry detergent and dryer sheets; hand sanitizer and hand soap; bathroom, shower and toilet bowl cleaners; Swiffer Wet Jet fluid and pads; disposable bowls, plates utensils and gloves; 33-gallon trash bags; 60-watt CFL light bulbs; toothbrushes and toothpaste, dishwasher tablets, sponges and liquid dish soap; Febreze; gallon zip-lock bags; tissues; disinfectant wipes and gas/grocery gift cards.

“We are dedicated to providing a ‘home away from home’ for seriously ill or injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at area hospitals,” said Sorochak. “Every item donated by Dr. Howington, her clients and the community helps ensure we can stretch every dollar that supports our 13-bedroom house in Savannah to better serve the families who depend on us. We are so grateful she has stepped up year after year to help them.”

All gifts should be unwrapped, and all donated items should be new, unopened and unused. Items can be dropped off through Monday, Dec. 19, during office hours at the Low Country Dermatology office at 310 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 12A.

The practice is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The house operates on a waiting list most of the year. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.

Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912-665-0005

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SANDFLY MARKET PLACE TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR SAVANNAH HOMELESS VETERANS

Posted by mysavannah on November 16, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Market Place will host a holiday fundraising soirée benefiting The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center for Savannah Homeless Veterans. The market will be collecting needed supplies that will be donated directly to the medical center. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at 8511 Ferguson Ave., Savannah. For details on wish list items and the donations being accepted, see flyers below.

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 14, 2016

Posted by mysavannah on November 14, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

Local headlines distributed each Monday morning  on Carriage Trade PR’s Local NewsWIRE.

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CECILIA RUSSO NAMED BIGGEST BIGWIG OF ALL TIME IN KOMEN FUNDRAISER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo has been named Biggest BigWig of All Time from the Susan G. Komen Society of Coastal Georgia. Russo led a six-week campaign to serve as a breast cancer advocate, all while raising funds to save lives locally and advance global research initiatives. The original goal for the campaign was to raise $15,000 to fund these programs. The current campaign exceeded this goal by raising over $45,000, making it the most successful BigWig effort to date. For more information, visit

DEWITT TILTON GROUP HOLDS GRAND OPENING ON NEWS CONSTRUCTION, GRETCHEN GREENE SCHOOL OF DANCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Gretchen Greene School of Dance held a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for its new studio. During the event, donations were collected for Healthy Savannah. The new studio was designed and built by the Dewitt Tilton Group to provide more space and more accessibility to accommodate the different levels and needs of the students. For more information, visit

ANNOUNCING GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING FOR STEWART INCOME TAX SERVICES 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Stewart Income Tax & Business Services will open a new Savannah location at 4395 Ogeechee Rd #210, on Thursday, November 17. A grand opening ceremony will be held with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. Leading up to and during the event, nonperishable food items will be collected for Second Harvest Food Bank. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/stewart-income-tax-business-services-opens-new-office-savannah/

KEVIN SHEEHAN NAMED NATIONAL AMBUCS PRESIDENT-ELECT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan was nominated as President-elect for the National-AMBUCS organization to serve the 2016-2017 AMBUCS year. Sheehan accepted this nomination at the AMBUCS National Conference in Tuscon, AZ. AMBUCS, (pronounced AM-BUCKS), is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with different abilities. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-native-kevin-sheehan-elected-president-elect-national-ambucs/

100 NEW POKEMON
(BUSINESS INSIDER) Pokémon Go Just Got A Lot Bigger

http://www.businessinsider.com/pokemon-coming-to-pokemon-go-full-list-photos-2016-11

WHAT CONSTITUTES WRONGFUL TERMINATION?

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Multiple laws govern the employment of minorities and those with disabilities. If the company has violated those laws in the termination process, they may be held liable for wrongful termination. What constitutes wrongful termination in the state of Georgia? Read the article here: http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/what-constitutes-wrongful-termination-in-the-state-of-georgia?

VAN HEATH PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS FOR SPEROS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, has promoted Van Heath to Director of Operations. His duties include managing the day-to-day operations of the Information Technology (IT) telephony departments. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-technology-firm-speros-promotes-van-heath-director-operations/

SPEROS NEW CARRIER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces that Amber Anderson has joined the firm as Carrier Management specialist. Her duties include managing carrier contracts and negotiations to deliver optimal service and pricing to customers. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/amber-anderson-joins-speros-carrier-management-specialist/

DO YOU KNOW OF A NONPROFIT THAT NEEDS $$$$$ – ATTEND 100 WOMEN WHO CARE IN SAVANNAH MEETING ON NOV. 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the 100 Women Who Care in Savannah group on November 15 at 6 p.m. at Applebee’s (Southside). This quarterly meeting takes place for about one hour to hear about a 501©(3) local community organization that need our support. Each member donates $100. Quarterly to charities voted on by the group. For more information: Linda Drake (912)-897-3936 or Facebook:100WomenWhoCareInSavannah

TRUSTEES’ GARDEN CLUB HOSTS CHARLES BIRNBAUM ON NOV. 16

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trustees’ Garden Club invites the public to hear Charles A. Birnbaum, Founder of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), on Wednesday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad Street. Birnbaum is the premier national expert in the landscape preservation and urban design field. He will discuss “What is cultural landscape and why is it important?” There is no pre-registration or admission fee. For more information, visit http://www.trusteesgardenclub.com

GOODWILL OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF NEWEST SAVANNAH LOCATION ON NOV. 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will open its newest retail location at 220 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah GA with a grand opening ribbon cutting at 9 am on Thursday, Nov. 17. The public is invited to 3-days of special events including giveaways and other festivities. For more info, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/goodwill-coastal-empire-announces-grand-opening-newest-savannah-location/

BANDS IN THE BALLPARK RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber is hosting Bands in the Ballpark on Thursday, November 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Historic Grayson Stadium. The cost is $10 for members and $25 for member guests. The event is being rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew. To sign up for the event, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=13.

LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK ON NOV. 18

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Georgia Chapter announced their new date for the 18th annual Savannah Light The Night Walk, to be held on Friday, November 18 at Forsyth Park. The walk was originally to be held in October and was rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew. Light The Night encourages teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations to come together to raise funds for LLS. For more information visit: www.lightthenight.org/ga

7th ANNUAL FLYING FORTRESS 5K AND MIGHTY 8K SOARS ON NOV. 19

(SAVANNAH, GA) The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is hosting the 7th Annual Flying Fortress 5k and Mighty 8k on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Pooler, GA. The run/walk is in memory of the 350,000 airmen that dedicated their life to America and helped fight in World War II. To learn more and register for the event, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Pooler/FlyingFortress

SAVANNAH BRIDGE RUN ON DEC. 3

(ENMARKET) The enmarket 2016 Savannah Bridge Run will be on Saturday, December 3. Register now at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-enmarket-savannah-bridge-run-registration-19641708880

AN ENTREPRENEURS BIGGEST FEARS

(FORBES) And How To Conquer Those Fears
http://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthaharrington/2016/10/29/an-entrepreneurs-biggest-fears-and-how-to-conquer-them/#479cd0804cc8

HOSPICE SAVANNAH TREE OF LIGHT ON DEC. 4

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tree of Light Memorial Gathering, Sunday, December 4 at 5:15 p.m. Located on the patio of the Full Circle, 6000 business Center Drive, off Chatham Parkway. Your gift provides grief counseling and support. Donate securely online at www.HospiceSavannah.org/TreeofLight or call 912.629-1055

DAVENPORT HOUSE HOSTS LECTURE SERIES HELD AT KENNEDY PHARMACY ON DEC. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host two programs at Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street, on Dec. 12. The program is called, “Slavery In a Romantic Age: Mary Telfair’s Savannah.” This will explore romantic fantasies used by slaveholders in Savannah to justify their power. This presentation will take place on Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Both lectures are free to the public but reservations are encouraged. To reserve your spot, call 912-236-8097. To learn more about The Davenport House, visit www.davenporthousemuseum.org

DON’T SAY GOODBYE TO VINE JUST YET

(INC) Twitter Might Not Kill Vine
http://www.inc.com/business-insider/twitter-vine-sale.html

SUSHI, ANYONE?

(COASTAL PET RESCUE) When Sushi was rescued from the animal control shelter, she was nervous. She is still settling into rescue life, but with the help of her favorite blanket she makes progress everyday. Sushi needs a home experienced with the Chihuahua breed, and an understanding that she would do best in a home without small children. She is two years old. For more information, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/

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Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Announces Grand Opening of Newest Savannah Location

Posted by mysavannah on November 9, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will open its newest retail location at 220 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah GA with a grand opening ribbon cutting at 9 am on Thursday, November 17. The public is invited to 3-days of special events including giveaways and other festivities.

The first fifty customers will receive a Goodwill-branded donation bag. All shoppers will have a chance to win raffles throughout the grand opening weekend.

“The new store replaces our full-line thrift store located on Sallie Mood Drive,” said Cynthia Barnes, Vice President of Community Engagement for Goodwill of the Coastal Empire. “This location in the heart of Savannah’s midtown retail district is an opportunity for us to provide a great shopping experience for both long-time and new Goodwill shoppers. Customers who make purchases at Goodwill stores are supporting job training, youth mentorship and education programs that help people in our community develop economic self-sufficiency.”

The merchandise assortment will appeal to the budget and fashion conscious with apparel for men, women and children, women’s accessories and home and office décor items.

The new store will occupy 6,800 square feet, which is 2,000 square feet larger than the current Sallie Mood sales floor. Shoppers will find an Idea Book with tips on how to repurpose upcycle and give items a second life. A Selfie Wall will encourage shoppers to share their finds on social media.

The organization is transforming the previous Sallie Mood retail store into a last chance outlet store where merchandise is priced by the pound. The Outlet Store will be open Thursday – Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm.

“The Eisenhower store will employ 30-plus associates,” added Vice President of Donated Goods and Retail Stores Stewart Boehmer. ”We encourage anyone who is interested in joining Goodwill to apply on our website, goodwillSEGA.org.”

The new Goodwill store will be Mondays to Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is located at 220 Eisenhower Drive Savannah GA. For more information, visit http://www.goodwillSEGA.org.

ABOUT GOODWILL OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Inc. is a highly diversified 501© (3) social enterprise that funds job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items. Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. operates 16 stores and five Career Centers in 33 Georgia and South Carolina counties.

Goodwill also builds revenue and creates jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services including custodial, grounds keeping, staffing services, packaging and assembly and fabrication. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit http://www.goodwillSEGA.org. Find us on Facebook at Goodwill Southeast Georgia or follow us on Twitter at @GoodwillSEGA.

CONTACT
Cynthia Barnes
Vice President of Community Engagement
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
cbarnes@goodwillsavannah.org
912.436.6238

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Amber Anderson Joins Speros as Carrier Management Specialist

Posted by mysavannah on November 8, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces that Amber Anderson has joined the firm as Carrier Management specialist. Her duties include managing carrier contracts and negotiations to deliver optimal service and pricing to customers.

“I will be handling all new carrier contracts from on-boarding to post-install,” Anderson stated. “My responsibilities include negotiating with carriers to bring our customers the best service and pricing available. I’ll also audit customer’s bills to help them find phone and internet savings.”

“Amber has extensive experience negotiating with carriers, as well as developing contracts that deliver the best possible return on customer investment,” said Keith Fletcher, chief operating officer. “We are very pleased she decided to join the Speros team.”

Anderson studied pre-engineering at Armstrong State University and her previous employment includes five years of carrier sales, carrier training and carrier technical support at CenturyLink. A native of Rincon, Georgia, she recently purchased her childhood home and is enjoying the renovation process.

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MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS
Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Speros team members continually stay updated on leading-edge, certified technologies to maximize solutions and ensure businesses succeed in this fast-paced, technology driven world. For more information, visit http://www.speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com. Find Speros on Twitter at @sperostech.

CONTACT
Amber Anderson
Carrier Management Specialist
Speros
912.354.8900
aanderson@speros.com

Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer
Speros
912.354.8900
kfletcher@speros.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
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AMBUCS Receives $1,000 Encourage Health Grant from Healthy Savannah and Enmarket

Posted by mysavannah on November 8, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and Enmarket awarded a $1,000 Healthy Savannah grant to AMBUCS at the Encourage Health Series Lecture on using acupuncture to reduce inflammation in the body and improve longevity.

AMBUCS is an organization dedicated to bringing mobility and independence to people with disabilities, primarily through donating their Amtryke therapeutic tricycles to those in need.

The final lecture in the Encourage Health Education Series was by Bauer Coslick, owner of Vitality: Acupuncture +Integrative medicine, who spoke on, “10 Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body to Improve Longevity Through Acupuncture Practices.” The presentation covered the healing effects of acupuncture and the science behind it.

“The lecture series has been a fantastic opportunity for those in the Savannah area to learn about health related issues and ways to better themselves,” said Matt Clements, director of marketing for Enmarket. “We are ecstatic to give AMBUCS the final grant award due their dedication in our community.”

Clements presented the check to Kevin Sheehan, President-Elect for National AMBUCS, before Bauser’s lecture.

Three other organizations were given $1,000 awards earlier in the year, including Savannah Tree Foundation, Urban Hope and the Boy Scouts.

During this final presentation, the grand prize was awarded to AMBUCS. At the beginning of the series, each organization received a QR code to be scanned with purchases at any of the 61 enmarket stores. The organization with the highest number of scans was selected as the winner and received the $1,000 final check, which Sheehan accepted as well.

For more information on this series, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries

left-to-right-matt-clements-enmarket-kevin-sheehan-ambucs-paula-kreissler-healthy-savannahMORE INFORMATION ON THE ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
Enmarket’s 2016 series of wellness lectures was sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.
The series features presentations on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. Selected 501©3 nonprofit organizations are awarded a $1,000 grant from Encourage Health Education sponsors and allotted an enmarket Dollar Day along with a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the series.
For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 61 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high-quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app.
For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit http://www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November, 7, 2016

Posted by mysavannah on November 7, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

Local headlines distributed each Monday morning  on Carriage Trade PR’s Local NewsWIRE.

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CECILIA RUSSO NAMED BIGGEST BIGWIG OF ALL TIME IN KOMEN FUNDRAISER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo has been named Biggest BigWig of All Time from the Susan G. Komen Society of Coastal Georgia. Russo led a six-week campaign to serve as a breast cancer advocate, all while raising funds to save lives locally and advance global research initiatives. The original goal for the campaign was to raise $15,000 to fund these programs. The current campaign exceeded this goal by raising over $45,000, making it the most successful BigWig effort to date. For more information, visit

DEWITT TILTON GROUP HOLDS GRAND OPENING ON NEWS CONSTRUCTION, GRETCHEN GREENE SCHOOL OF DANCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Gretchen Greene School of Dance held a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for its new studio. During the event, donations were collected for Healthy Savannah. The new studio was designed and built by the Dewitt Tilton Group to provide more space and more accessibility to accommodate the different levels and needs of the students. For more information, visit

ANNOUNCING GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING FOR STEWART INCOME TAX SERVICES 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Stewart Income Tax & Business Services will open a new Savannah location at 4395 Ogeechee Rd #210, on Thursday, November 17. A grand opening ceremony will be held with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. Leading up to and during the event, nonperishable food items will be collected for Second Harvest Food Bank. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/stewart-income-tax-business-services-opens-new-office-savannah/

KEVIN SHEEHAN NAMED NATIONAL AMBUCS PRESIDENT-ELECT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan was nominated as President-elect for the National-AMBUCS organization to serve the 2016-2017 AMBUCS year. Sheehan accepted this nomination at the AMBUCS National Conference in Tuscon, AZ. AMBUCS, (pronounced AM-BUCKS), is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with different abilities. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-native-kevin-sheehan-elected-president-elect-national-ambucs/

#DECADEOFDETAILS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Detail Department, a consulting firm specializing in event planning and public relations, recently marked its 10th anniversary with a cocktail reception. About 150 clients, vendors and associates attended the private event hosted by owner Tammy Moseley Ray. The campaign and event photos can be found on Facebook by searching #DecadeOfDetails. For more information, visit www.TheDetailDepartment.com

VAN HEATH PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS FOR SPEROS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, has promoted Van Heath to Director of Operations. His duties include managing the day-to-day operations of the Information Technology (IT) telephony departments. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-technology-firm-speros-promotes-van-heath-director-operations/

ROBERT WHITE JOINS SPEROS AS SENIOR IT TECHNICIAN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces that Robert White has joined the firm as Senior IT technician. His duties include developing, testing and evaluating software for the firm’s Information Technology department’s integration solutions systems. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/robert-white-joins-speros-senior-technician/

ALWAYS THERE HOME SERVICES ANNOUNCES AWARD FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY OR VETERANS
(SAVANNAH, GA) In honor of Veteran’s Day, Always There Home Services, a local home repair company, will be donating a free service to an active-duty or veteran in the greater Savannah area. The recipient of this award will receive eight man-hours on any requested home improvement free of charge. Nominations will be accepted until midnight on Friday, November 11. All veterans, or those who wish to nominate a veteran, are asked to apply for the award by emailing always.there@comcast.net or calling 912-660-1274. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-home-repair-company-always-home-services-announces-award-active-duty-military-veterans/

TWO WEEKS LEFT FOR DASH FUNDRAISER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges has raised over $12K with only two weeks left in its first major fundraising campaign. The Kingfisher Pond Discovery Center Project hopes to raise $350K to construct a four-season, free-standing classroom adjacent to the Visitor Center at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. To donate, visit http://kingfisher-discovery-center-project.everydayhero.do/

GET MORE OUT OF YOUR DAY

(INC) 8 Foolproof Productivity Hacks for The World’s Worst Procrastinators
http://www.inc.com/dan-scalco/8-foolproof-productivity-hacks-for-the-worlds-worst-procrastinators.html

SAVANNAH ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FIRM, FELDER & ASSOCIATES, WELCOME DANIEL REYNOLDS AS NEW PROJECT ASSOCIATE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce that Daniel Reynolds has joined the Savannah architecture and design firm as a project associate. Reynolds will assist in the production of construction documents, 3D models and other projects to help expedite the design process for clients of the firm. For more information, visit http://www.felderassociates.net

ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH PRESENTATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you missed Bauer’s presentation, “10 Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body to Improve Longevity Through Acupuncture Practices”, watch here: https://youtu.be/xHX3YvzkHlU

HOLLY DAYS BAZAAR TO BE HELD NOV. 9 – 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Holly Days Bazaar will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 – 10, 2016. Sponsored by the women of St. John’s Church, Holly Days is celebrating 67 years of fundraising for Savannah area charities. Have lunch in the historic Green Meldrim house and shop at the white elephant sale, silent auction, treasure room, garden shop, holiday crafts and more. For more information: www.facebook.com/stjohnschurchbazaar/

SAVANNAH AREA CHAMBER’S MILITARY AFFAIRS COUNCIL HOSTS MILITARY UPDATE LUNCHEON ON THURSDAY, NOV. 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber’s Military Affairs Council for hosts a military update luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The council will discuss state and federal defense updates, and how area bases are positioned in the future with the Joe Jarrod, Adjunct General of the Georgia National Guard, and Norton & Associates. The luncheon will take place at the Hyatt Regency, 2 W Bay Street, the cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Seating is limited to 250 attendees and registration ends Monday, Nov. 7. To register for this event, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=registrationForm&eventid=11&sessionuuid=

SIRI’S BRAIN TRANSPLANTS

(MASHABLE) It’s Not Just You: Siri Is Getting Smarter
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HOSPICE SAVANNAH HOSTS ONE-DAY POP UP SHOW ON VETERANS DAY, NOV. 11

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah will host a one-day pop-up show and reception at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery on Friday, Nov. 11. “Art by Everyday Heroes” features the work of 14 local veterans that attend a painting class at the Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic. Attendees can meet the artists at the reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A percentage of sales will benefit Hospice Savannah’s “We Honor Veterans” program that recognizes and honors each veteran enrolled in their care. For more information visit, http://www.hospicesavannah.org/what-services-are-available/hospice-care/helping-veterans/

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREATER SAVANNAH HOSTS 2016 DOG LOVERS’ WALK ON NOV. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society of Greater Savannah will host the 2016 Dog Lovers’ Walk on Saturday, November 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The 1.5-mile walk will take place at Messiah Luthern Church, 1 West Ridge, Savannah, GA 31411. To learn more and register, visit http://www.humanesocietysav.org/

DO YOU KNOW OF A NONPROFIT THAT NEEDS $$$$$ – ATTEND 100 WOMEN WHO CARE IN SAVANNAH MEETING ON NOV. 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the 100 Women Who Care in Savannah group on November 15 at 6 p.m. at Applebee’s (Southside). This quarterly meeting takes place for about one hour to hear about a 501©(3) local community organization that need our support. Each member donates $100. Quarterly to charities voted on by the group. For more information: Linda Drake (912)-897-3936 or Facebook:100WomenWhoCareInSavannah

TRUSTEES’ GARDEN CLUB HOSTS CHARLES BIRNBAUM ON NOV. 16

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trustees’ Garden Club invites the public to hear Charles A. Birnbaum, Founder of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), on Wednesday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad Street. Birnbaum is the premier national expert in the landscape preservation and urban design field. He will discuss “What is cultural landscape and why is it important?” There is no pre-registration or admission fee. For more information, visit http://www.trusteesgardenclub.com

GETTING RID OF THE SNOOZE BUTTON
(BUSINESS INSIDER) How To Quickly Adjust To Getting Less Sleep

http://www.businessinsider.com/adjust-to-less-sleep-2016-11

BANDS IN THE BALLPARK RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber is hosting Bands in the Ballpark on Thursday, November 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Historic Grayson Stadium. The cost is $10 for members and $25 for member guests. The event is being rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew. To sign up for the event, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=13.

LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK ON NOV. 18

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Georgia Chapter announced their new date for the 18th annual Savannah Light The Night Walk, to be held on Friday, November 18 at Forsyth Park. The walk was originally to be held in October and was rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew. Light The Night encourages teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations to come together to raise funds for LLS. For more information visit: www.lightthenight.org/ga

7th ANNUAL FLYING FORTRESS 5K AND MIGHTY 8K SOARS ON NOV. 19

(SAVANNAH, GA) The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is hosting the 7th Annual Flying Fortress 5k and Mighty 8k on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Pooler, GA. The run/walk is in memory of the 350,000 airmen that dedicated their life to America and helped fight in World War II. To learn more and register for the event, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Pooler/FlyingFortress

SAVANNAH BRIDGE RUN ON DEC. 3

(ENMARKET) The enmarket 2016 Savannah Bridge Run will be on Saturday, December 3. Register now at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-enmarket-savannah-bridge-run-registration-19641708880

HOSPICE SAVANNAH TREE OF LIGHT ON DEC. 4

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tree of Light Memorial Gathering, Sunday, December 4 at 5:15 p.m. Located on the patio of the Full Circle, 6000 business Center Drive, off Chatham Parkway. Your gift provides grief counseling and support. Donate securely online at www.HospiceSavannah.org/TreeofLight or call 912.629-1055

COMPANY INVESTMENT

(FORBES) Big Purchases For A Small Business Budget
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DAVENPORT HOUSE HOSTS LECTURE SERIES HELD AT KENNEDY PHARMACY ON DEC. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host two programs at Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street, on Dec. 12. The program is called, “Slavery In a Romantic Age: Mary Telfair’s Savannah.” This will explore romantic fantasies used by slaveholders in Savannah to justify their power. This presentation will take place on Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Both lectures are free to the public but reservations are encouraged. To reserve your spot, call 912-236-8097. To learn more about The Davenport House, visit www.davenporthousemuseum.org

CARRIE NEEDS A HOME

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carrie is a sweet cat at just over a year old. She is a mom to two of the most beautiful kittens who quickly found loving families, but this momma still needs a place to call her own. Though she is not interested in socializing with other cats, she does get along with children. She is also perfectly content spending time watching the world go by out the window. TO see Carrie and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-c-067-carrie/

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Cecilia Russo Named Biggest BigWig of All Time from the Susan G. Komen Society of Coastal Georgia

Posted by mysavannah on November 4, 2016

Savannah’s 2016 BigWigs Raise Record Donations in October

(SAVANNAH, GA) Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia’s class of 2016 BigWigs in Savannah raised a record amount of donations during its annual fall BigWig Campaign. Ten local leaders raised a total of $46,990, making it a record year for the creative fundraising effort that asks community VIPs to don pink wigs to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer services in Coastal Georgia.

“This is an impressive accomplishment on its own, but even more noteworthy because of the disruption of Hurricane Matthew,” said Aileen Gabbey, Executive Director of the Affiliate. “These community leaders were determined to raise funds and awareness all month, and they succeeded handily.”

“The community was incredibly supportive,” shared top BigWig fundraiser Cecilia Russo of Cecilia Russo Marketing. “Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia is serving women in need year-round, and we wanted to spread the message and raise critical funds to continue this work.”

Dubbed “BigWigs” by the local Komen Affiliate, these leaders led a six-week campaign to serve as breast cancer advocates, all while raising funds to save lives locally and advance global research initiatives. The original goal for the campaign was to raise $15,000 to fund these programs. The current campaign exceeded this goal by raising over $45,000, making it the most successful BigWig effort to date.

By raising $11,432, Russo was recognized as the Biggest BigWig since the campaign started in 2014. She attributes her successful fundraising efforts to her commitment to fight cancer on all levels. “I learned that Komen Coastal Georgia funds local programs such as critical mammograms and screenings. I wanted to contribute my efforts to help save lives in our community.”

Each BigWig asked friends and family for donations and held creative events during the campaign. Fundraisers included everything from raffles to wine tastings to personal solicitations.

“Being a part of the campaign really opened my eyes,” shared BigWig Chris Miltiades, President of Workmen’s Circle Credit Union, who raised $7,240. “Survivors would come up and thank me for wearing the pink wig. I saw that there are real people out there affected by breast cancer. It’s not just a statistic.”

The 2016 BigWig Campaign local leaders included:

– Daveniya Fisher, Attorney
– Marianne Ganem-Poppell, Johnnie Ganem Wine & Package Shop and Savannah Master Calendar
– Brynn Grant, Chief Operations Officer, Savannah Economic Development Authority
– Brad Harmon, Partner, HunterMaclean
– Gif Lockley, Principal, Savannah Arts Academy
– Chris Miltiades, President, Workmen’s Circle Credit Union
– Roger Moss, Executive Director, Savannah Children’s Choir
– Russ Riesinger, News Anchor/Reporter, WTOC
– Cecilia Russo, Cecilia Russo Marketing
– Tammy Young, Vice President, S Bank

Visit www.komencoastalgeorgia.org for more information.

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ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN® AND THE KOMEN COASTAL GEORGIA AFFILIATE
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Our vision is a world without breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate has invested over $2.2 million in local breast health programs and screenings in Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh Counties.

CONTACT
Aileen Gabbey, Executive Director
Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia
912.232-2535 or 410-274-3027
aileen@komencoastalgeorgia.org

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

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Savannah Technology Firm, Speros, Promotes Van Heath to Director of Operations

Posted by mysavannah on November 4, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, has promoted Van Heath to Director of Operations. His duties include managing the day-to-day operations of the Information Technology (IT) and telephony departments.

“My goal is to unify Speros’ IT and Telephony departments as the services we do in each of those areas become more related to one another,” Heath stated. “Today’s technology demands seamless solutions that integrate creativity, with hardware and software, across multiple platforms. That’s what I strive to deliver for each of our clients.”

As director of Operations, Heath will also be involved in project planning and management.

“Van has the vision and skill we need to stay at the forefront of innovative solutions,” said Keith Fletcher, chief operating officer. “We’re fortunate to have him on the Speros team and very pleased that he has assumed this new role.”

Previously serving as IT Operations Manager with Speros, Heath graduated from DeVry University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and a minor in IBM Enterprise Computing. Heath also earned a Networking Specialist degree from Ogeechee Technical College in 2006. He is currently working on a Master’s in CIS Project Management from Florida State University.

Heath also serves on a Computer Information Systems Department Advisory Committee for Ogeechee Technical College. His responsibilities include formulating and making recommendations for department changes and needs for the upcoming school semesters, along with continuing the partnership between Georgia Southern University and Ogeechee Technical College. He has received numerous industry recognitions including Adtran Technical Solutions Professional, SonicWALL Security Administrator, Barracuda Spam Firewall Certified Product Specialist, Xirrus Certified Wireless Technician and Storagecraft Disaster Recovery Engineer.

A native of Statesboro, Georgia, Heath enjoys working on friends’ cars in his spare time, and spending time with his cat and dog.

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MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS
Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Speros team members continually stay updated on leading-edge, certified technologies to maximize solutions and ensure businesses succeed in this fast-paced, technology-driven world. For more information, visit speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com. Find Speros on Twitter at @sperostech

CONTACT
Van Heath
Director of Operations
Speros
912.354.8900
vheath@speros.com

Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer
Speros
912.354.8900
kfletcher@speros.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
visteam@carriagetradepr.com

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Savannah Native Kevin Sheehan Elected President-Elect for National AMBUCS

Posted by mysavannah on November 4, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan was nominated as President-elect for the National-AMBUCS organization to serve the 2016-2017 AMBUCS year. Sheehan accepted this nomination at the AMBUCS National Conference in Tuscon, AZ.

AMBUCS, (pronounced AM-BUCKS), is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with different abilities. The Savannah chapter assists with providing Amtryke therapeutic tricycles to individuals, awarding academic scholarships and by hosting their bowling events.

As president-elect, Sheehan will be responsible for the following duties:
-Serve as president in the event of the absence or inability of the president to serve or perform;
-Attend all meetings of the executive committee, national board of directors and the national conference;
-Attend and participate in the regional convention in the region where residing and in any other region requested by the president;
-Attend regional spring training conferences designated by the president;
-Perform any and all other duties assigned by the president and/or board of directors.

“I am beyond ecstatic to be confirmed as the national president-elect,” said Sheehan. “I am honored that I was able to make a difference in Savannah, and now I will be able to help on a national standpoint as well.”

The National AMBUCCS organization was founded as American Business Clubs, a membership organization dedicated to helping people with different abilities. In 1961, the organization shortened it to AMBUCS. AMBUCS now has more than 5,000 members in more than 140 chapters in over 30 states.

In the mid-1990s the organization started making and giving away therapeutic tricycles as a national project. Amtryke, LLC is fully owned by National AMBUCS, Inc. About 3,000 Amtrykes are distributed to individuals in need each year.

The Savannah AMBUCS hosts adaptive bowling events for adults with different abilities. There are 70 weekly adult bowlers that join the games on Saturdays. Savannah AMBUCS members host various fundraising opportunities to cover the cost associated with these events.

To learn more about AMBUCS from a National standpoint, visit http://www.ambucs.org/.

To learn more about the Savannah AMBUCS branch, visit http://www.savannahambucs.com/.

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ABOUT AMBUCS
AMBUCS is a national organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with different abilities. AMBUCS now has more than 5,000 members in more than 140 chapters over 30 states. One of these chapters in located in Savannah. The Savannah branch awards academic scholarships, provides amtryke therapeutic tricycles and hosts bowling events. To learn more visit the facebook page at, https://www.facebook.com/SAVANNAHAMBUCS/?fref=ts. Also, visit the website at http://www.savannahambucs.com/. The national website can be visited at http://www.ambucs.org/.

CONTACT
Kevin Sheehan
AMBUCS, President-Elect
(912) 658-3739
kevins@ambucs.org

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

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Stewart Income Tax & Business Services Opens New Office in Savannah

Posted by mysavannah on November 3, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) Stewart Income Tax & Business Services will open a new Savannah location at 4395 Ogeechee Rd #210, on Thursday, November 17. A grand opening ceremony will be held with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Leading up to and during the event, nonperishable food items will be collected for Second Harvest Food Bank. Stewart Income Tax & Business Services will be accepting donations from November 7-17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13. The following items will be collected: canned foods, peanut butter, boxed macaroni and cheese, Hamburger Helper, rice and cereal.

“Our goal is to serve our clients but also to serve our community,” Stewart added. “We felt that Second Harvest helped so many during the hurricane; their pantry has been hit hard. If we could raise awareness for their needs during our grand opening celebration, we felt that it was worth the extra effort.”

Stewart Income Tax & Business Services was originally founded as a home-based business in 2014. They are an authorized e-File provider for the IRS. All of the preparers are Registered with IRS. The owner, Stewart, is a member of the National Directory of Registered Tax Return Preparers and Professionals. The office has also joined the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.

The new office is located at the intersection of Ogeechee Road and Chatham Parkway, behind Savannah Tire. It is open year-round Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with expanded days and hours from January through April.

“We have always been extremely proud of the personal, low-pressure approach and high-quality services that our firm provides,” said Jennifer Stewart, owner. “But now, we’re very pleased that our expanding roster of clients has allowed us to move to this larger, more convenient space.”

After the ribbon cutting, guests are invited to enjoy light refreshments. Stewart will also be awarding door prizes during the event.

For more information, call (912) 358-0894 or email info@stewartincometax.com.

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MORE INFORMATION ON STEWART INCOME TAX & BUSINESS SERVICES
Stewart Income Tax & Business Services is a locally owned and operated business, located at 4395 Ogeechee Rd #210, in Savannah, Georgia, 31405. The office offers tax preparation for individuals and small businesses, bookkeeping and payroll services. Primarily serving clients in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Texas since 2014, Stewart Income Tax & Business Services offers tax preparation for all 50 states. The company provides secure, personal service and holds to a higher standard than most “commercial” tax preparation offices, extending a 100% guarantee to clients and standing behind all returns they prepare. Its seasoned staff is knowledgeable of tax laws through continued education, experience and training, enabling Stewart Income Tax & Business Services to maximize refunds by skillfully knowing and researching tax laws for credits and deductions clients may qualify to receive. The office is open year-round at 4395 Ogeechee Rd #210, Savannah, GA 31405, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with expanded days and hours from January through April. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, call (912) 358-0894, email info@stewartincometax.com or visit online at stewartincometax.com.

CONTACT
Jennifer Stewart
Stewart Income Tax & Business Services
4395 Ogeechee Rd #210
Savannah, Georgia, 31405
(912) 358-0894
info@stewartincometax.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
912.844.9990
visteam@carriagetradepr.com

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The Gretchen Greene School of Dance Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Studio on Whitemarsh Island

Posted by mysavannah on November 2, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Gretchen Greene School of Dance (GGSOD, LLC/TNT) held a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for its new studio. During the event, donations were collected for Healthy Savannah.

Located at 1007 Bryan Woods Loop on Whitemarsh Island, near the intersection of Bryan Woods Road and Highway 80, the new studio was designed and built by the Dewitt Tilton Group to provide more space and more accessibility to accommodate the different levels and needs of the students.

“We are so proud of our new studio’s spacious design which will allow us to share the art of dance with more students in Savannah,” said co-owner Travis Dodd. “Encouraging health and wellness is one of our missions at Gretchen Greene School of Dance, so being able to help Healthy Savannah through our grand opening celebration was a win-win.”

When Gretchen Greene (now Gretchen Dodd) completed her run as one of the famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in New York City, she returned to her hometown of Savannah and opened her first studio in 1969. Now almost 50 years later, she is joined by her two grown children, Trina and Travis, who are proud to help Gretchen achieve her dream of sharing the joy of dance with students, their families and the community.

“We were honored to work on this project because we know it will positively touch so many lives in our community,” said Kim Thomas, director of operations at Dewitt Tilton Group. “What makes the new dance studio stand out is not only the flow and function of the building but the curb appeal. The new facility features a fully covered, two-lane drop-off and pick-up station for the dance students.”

“The team at Dewitt Tilton Group has been great with solving problems during the design build,” added Dodd. ”They helped us with real estate and closing issues, enabling the process to go smoothly and efficiently.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration were free and open to the public. For more information or to contact the Gretchen Greene School of Dance, call 912.897.4235 or visit http://www.ggsod.com

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) Gretchen Greene, Trina Dodd, and Travis Dodd of the Gretchen Greene School of Dance stand beside Chris Tilton, Andrew DeWitt and Kim Thomas of The Dewitt Tilton Group.

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Beside their mother, Gretchen Greene (FRONT CENTER), Trina and Travis Dodd (FRONT LEFT) cut the ribbon on the new Gretchen Greene School of Dance studio. The Dewitt Tilton Group completed this project two weeks ahead of schedule. The construction firm’s founders are pictured to the right: Chris Tilton (FRONT RIGHT in the khaki suit next to Gretchen) and Andrew Dewitt (RIGHT in a black suit next to Tilton). The Director of Healthy Savannah, Paula Kreissler, is also pictured (MIDDLE CENTER).

MORE INFORMATION ON GRETCHEN GREENE SCHOOL OF DANCE
When Gretchen Greene (now Gretchen Dodd) completed her run as one of the famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in New York City, she returned to her hometown of Savannah and promptly opened her first studio. The doors have been open ever since. She is now joined by her two grown children, Trina and Travis, who are proud to help Gretchen achieve her dream of sharing the joy of dance with students, their families and the community.
The location of the new studio is at 1007 on Whitemarsh Island, near the intersection of Bryan Woods Road and Highway 80.
For more information or to contact the Gretchen Greene School of Dance, call 912.897.4235 or visit http://www.ggsod.com

MORE INFORMATION ON DEWITT TILTON GROUP
The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm located in Savannah, Ga., specializes in commercial construction. The principals, Andrew Dewitt and Chris Tilton, have more than 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry.
The firm manages every aspect of a commercial project from pre-construction to the final walk through. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities that guarantee a smooth construction process for each client. The firm is located at 2807-A Roger Lacey Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com

CONTACT
Trina Dodd
Gretchen Greene School of Dance
912-897-4235
trina@ggsod.com
http://www.ggsod.com

Kim Thomas
Dewitt Tilton Group
912-777-3404
kim@dewitttiltongroup.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
http://www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 31, 2016

Posted by mysavannah on October 31, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

Local headlines distributed each Monday morning  on Carriage Trade PR’s Local NewsWIRE.

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ROBERT WHITE JOINS SPEROS AS SENIOR IT TECHNICIAN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces that Robert White has joined the firm as Senior IT technician. His duties include developing, testing and evaluating software for the firm’s Information Technology department’s integration solutions systems. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/robert-white-joins-speros-senior-technician/

ALWAYS THERE HOME SERVICES ANNOUNCES AWARD FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY OR VETERANS
(SAVANNAH, GA) In honor of Veteran’s Day, Always There Home Services, a local home repair company, will be donating a free service to an active-duty or veteran in the greater Savannah area. The recipient of this award will receive eight man-hours on any requested home improvement free of charge. Nominations will be accepted until midnight on Friday, November 11. All veterans, or those who wish to nominate a veteran, are asked to apply for the award by emailing always.there@comcast.net or calling 912-660-1274. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-home-repair-company-always-home-services-announces-award-active-duty-military-veterans/
SCCPSS RECEIVES SILVER LEVEL GOLDEN RADISH AWARD FOR FARM TO SCHOOL MOVEMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Chatham County Public School System was recognized with the Golden Radish award at the silver level during the farm to school movement during the 2015-2016 year. Their accomplishments included locally grown foods featured on average of two days of each week, totaling over 2.7 meals with at least one local item. Students participated in 264 taste tests of broccoli, collards, kale, snap peas, winter squash, and more. Curriculum standards were taught using garden and food based activities 346 times. For more information on SCCPSS, visit http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/default.aspx.
TOP TEN AIRPORTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah/Hilton Head International Among the Top 10 Airports in the Country: http://www.cntraveler.com/rca.
SAVANNAH ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FIRM, FELDER & ASSOCIATES, WELCOME DANIEL REYNOLDS AS NEW PROJECT ASSOCIATE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce that Daniel Reynolds has joined the Savannah architecture and design firm as a project associate. Reynolds will assist in the production of construction documents, 3D models and other projects to help expedite the design process for clients of the firm. For more information, visit http://www.felderassociates.net

DEWITT TILTON GROUP ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF NEWEST COMPLETED PROJECT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group announce the grand opening celebration of their newest completed project – The Gretchen Green School of Dance, 1007 Bryan Woods Loop on Whitemarsh Island. On Wednesday, Nov 2, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Immediately following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours will be available for guests along with refreshments and a prize giveaway. During the event, there will be a raffle benefiting Healthy Savannah. Donations will also be collected. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/. For more information on the event, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/gretchen-greene-school-dance-announces-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-new-studio-whitemarsh-island/

DAZZLE YOUR BOSSES WITH THESE EXCEL TRICKS
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THE BOWEN LAW GROUPS OFFERS FREE CONSULTATIONS TO AREA RESIDENTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bowen Law Group will be offering free legal advice for those affected by Hurricane Matthew. The law office announced that it will provide free consultations to all Savannahians that are facing any legal issues brought about by the storm. The Bowen Law Group is familiar with Federal Emergency Relief Agency (FEMA) benefits and programs that can help local citizens in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Issues that The Bowen Law Group can assist with include, insurance claims, disaster fraud problems, and any other hurricane-related matter. The office is located at 7 East Congress Street, Suite 100; call 912-544-2050 to make a consultation appointment. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/bowen-law-group-offering-free-legal-advice-affected-hurricane-matthew/

ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH PRESENTATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you missed Bauer’s presentation, “10 Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body to Improve Longevity Through Acupuncture Practices”, watch here: https://youtu.be/xHX3YvzkHlU

ELIZABETH BUSS JOINS KOLE MANAGEMENT COMPANY AS REGIONAL MANAGER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Elizabeth Buss has recently joined Kole Management Company as Regional Manager. Buss will be responsible for overseeing operations of KMC’s nine Savannah apartment communities, including the Palms Apartments in the West Ashley area of Charleston. Buss brings her extensive experience from her serving as District Manager or Property Manager with Carter-Haston Real Estate Services, High Associates, LTD & General Investment and Development. To learn more about Kole Management Company, visit http://kolemc.com/

CYNTHIA WRIGHT TO PRESENT AT SMALL BUSINESS COUNCIL SMART LUNCHEON ON NOV. 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Council and Savannah Area Chamber will be hosting Cynthia Wright, Director of Communications of Carriage Trade PR™ and Cecilia Russo Marketing, to speak on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 11:30 a.m. Wright will speak on, “5 Strategies to Consider When Creating a Social Media Policy.” Lunch will be provided to attendees by Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant & Catering Company. RSVP is required and the cost is $12 for chamber members. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchamber.com/

SAVANNAH SURFACES ANNOUNCES AIA CEU COURSES ON NOV. 3
(HARDEEVILLE, SC/ SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Surfaces will host their annual American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Continuing Education event on Thursday, November 3. This year, Savannah Surfaces will be offering three one-hour presentations which will be eligible for one AIA Continuing Education Unit (CEU) each. Each course is free to attend. For class descriptions and more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-surfaces-announces-american-institute-architects-continuing-education-classes-nov-3/
DAVENPORT HOUSE HOSTS LECTURE SERIES HELD AT KENNEDY PHARMACY ON NOV. 7 & DEC. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host two programs at Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street, on Nov. 7 and Dec. 12. The first program, “True Womanhood: Women in the Early 19th Century South,” on Monday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m., will take a look at the myths and realities of women and their status in the South, while having a particular emphasis on Georgia. TThe next program is called, “Slavery In a Romantic Age: Mary Telfair’s Savannah.” This will explore romantic fantasies used by slaveholders in Savannah to justify their power. This presentation will take place on Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Both lectures are free to the public but reservations are encouraged. To reserve your spot, call 912-236-8097. To learn more about The Davenport House, visit www.davenporthousemuseum.org

CLASSES OFFERED VIA FACEBOOK
(MASHABLE) Facebook Plans to Launch Online Journalism Classes

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HOLLY DAYS BAZAAR TO BE HELD NOV. 9 – 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Holly Days Bazaar will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 – 10, 2016. Sponsored by the women of St. John’s Church, Holly Days is celebrating 67 years of fundraising for Savannah area charities. Have lunch in the historic Green Meldrim house and shop at the white elephant sale, silent auction, treasure room, garden shop, holiday crafts and more. For more information: www.facebook.com/stjohnschurchbazaar/

SAVANNAH AREA CHAMBER’S MILITARY AFFAIRS COUNCIL HOSTS MILITARY UPDATE LUNCHEON ON THURSDAY, NOV. 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber’s Military Affairs Council for hosts a military update luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The council will discuss state and federal defense updates, and how area bases are positioned in the future with the Joe Jarrod, Adjunct General of the Georgia National Guard, and Norton & Associates. The luncheon will take place at the Hyatt Regency, 2 W Bay Street, the cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Seating is limited to 250 attendees and registration ends Monday, Nov. 7. To register for this event, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=registrationForm&eventid=11&sessionuuid=

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREATER SAVANNAH HOSTS 2016 DOG LOVERS’ WALK ON NOV. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society of Greater Savannah will host the 2016 Dog Lovers’ Walk on Saturday, November 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The 1.5-mile walk will take place at Messiah Luthern Church, 1 West Ridge, Savannah, GA 31411. To learn more and register, visit http://www.humanesocietysav.org/

HOSPICE SAVANNAH GOLF TOURNAMENT RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 14

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament presented by USI Insurance Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 14 at the Landings Club’s Plantation Course. The Driving Range and lunch will begin at noon. A four-man scramble (captain’s choice) will begin at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start. The fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. All proceeds benefit Hospice Savannah. For more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Golf/

DO YOU KNOW OF A NONPROFIT THAT NEEDS $$$$$ – ATTEND 100 WOMEN WHO CARE IN SAVANNAH MEETING ON NOV. 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the 100 Women Who Care in Savannah group on November 15 at 6 p.m. at Applebee’s (Southside). This quarterly meeting takes place for about one hour to hear about a 501©(3) local community organization that need our support. Each member donates $100. Quarterly to charities voted on by the group. For more information: Linda Drake (912)-897-3936 or Facebook:100WomenWhoCareInSavannah

TRUSTEES’ GARDEN CLUB HOSTS CHARLES BIRNBAUM ON NOV. 16

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trustees’ Garden Club invites the public to hear Charles A. Birnbaum, Founder of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), on Wednesday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad Street. Birnbaum is the premier national expert in the landscape preservation and urban design field. He will discuss “What is cultural landscape and why is it important?” There is no pre-registration or admission fee. For more information, visit http://www.trusteesgardenclub.com

CONNECT WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES FOR SUCCESS

(INC) The Many Benefits of Being a Vulnerable, Transparent Leader
http://www.inc.com/john-boitnott/the-many-benefits-of-being-a-vulnerable-transparent-leader.html

BANDS IN THE BALLPARK RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber is hosting Bands in the Ballpark on Thursday, November 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Historic Grayson Stadium. The cost is $10 for members and $25 for member guests. The event is being rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew. To sign up for the event, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=13.

LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK ON NOV. 18

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Georgia Chapter announced their new date for the 18th annual Savannah Light The Night Walk, to be held on Friday, November 18 at Forsyth Park. The walk was originally to be held in October and was rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew. Light The Night encourages teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations to come together to raise funds for LLS. For more information visit: www.lightthenight.org/ga

7th ANNUAL FLYING FORTRESS 5K AND MIGHTY 8K SOARS ON NOV. 19

(SAVANNAH, GA) The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is hosting the 7th Annual Flying Fortress 5k and Mighty 8k on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Pooler, GA. The run/walk is in memory of the 350,000 airmen that dedicated their life to America and helped fight in World War II. To learn more and register for the event, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Pooler/FlyingFortress

SAVANNAH BRIDGE RUN ON DEC. 3

(ENMARKET) The enmarket 2016 Savannah Bridge Run will be on Saturday, December 3. Register now at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-enmarket-savannah-bridge-run-registration-19641708880

HOSPICE SAVANNAH TREE OF LIGHT ON DEC. 4

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tree of Light Memorial Gathering, Sunday, December 4 at 5:15 p.m. Located on the patio of the Full Circle, 6000 business Center Drive, off Chatham Parkway. Your gift provides grief counseling and support. Donate securely online at www.HospiceSavannah.org/TreeofLight or call 912.629-1055

MEET NEACY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Neacy is a master of head-butting and worships back scratches. For anyone in need of cuddling, or who just loves a cat nearby, she makes the perfect new addition. Neacy’s maternal instincts run deep, but she is generally a relaxed cat. While dogs are a wild card, a gradual introduction should spell the beginning of a happy family. Any potential adopter, from senior citizens to a young couple, would be lucky to call this empty-nester their own. For more information, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-c-023-neacy/

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Savannah Surfaces Announces American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Classes Nov 3

Posted by mysavannah on October 29, 2016

(HARDEEVILLE, SC/ SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Surfaces will host their annual American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Continuing Education event on Thursday, November 3. This year, Savannah Surfaces will be offering three one-hour presentations which will be eligible for one AIA Continuing Education Unit (CEU) each. Each course is free to attend.

“Each of these CEU’s are equal to ten hours of participation in an accredited program,” said William Rhangos, Co-Owner at Savannah Surfaces. “Our staff knows the importance of learning new techniques and staying up to date with the latest information, and we are pleased to be able to offer these courses to everyone at no charge.”

Classes begin promptly at 9 a.m. Below is a detailed schedule of classes:
• 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast
• 9 a.m. Cambria Natural Surfaces – Quartz Surfacing: Attributes & Benefits
• 10 a.m. LATICRETE International, Inc – Stone and Tile Installation Materials and Methods
• 11 a.m. Dry-Treat – Stone Care: What You Should Know

All courses will be held at the Savannah Surfaces’ showroom located at 64 McDowell Cir, Hardeeville, SC 29927.

This is a free event for attendees, but classroom space is limited. To RSVP, email info@savannahhardscapes.com or call Lisa or Adia at 843-784-6060.

ABOUT SAVANNAH SURFACES
Savannah Surfaces is the premier provider of high-quality surfacing materials of all types. Sourcing materials both domestically and from the four corners of the world, especially Europe, Asia and North and South America, the company excels at identifying unique products and importing them at competitive prices. Offering a boutique showroom, the knowledgeable staff works with homeowners and design professionals alike to identify the most appropriate products to make each project outcome unique. The showroom, located at 64 McDowell Cir, Hardeeville, SC 29927, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (843) 784-6060 or visit http://savannahsurfaces.com

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Savannah Home Repair Company, Always There Home Services, Announces Award for Active Duty Military or Veterans

Posted by mysavannah on October 28, 2016

In Honor of Veterans Day, Local Handyman Offers Free Service to Those Who Serve or Have Served In Our Military

(SAVANNAH, GA) In honor of Veteran’s Day, Always There Home Services, a local home repair company, will be donating a free service to an active-duty or veteran in the greater Savannah area. The recipient of this award will receive eight man-hours on any requested home improvement free of charge. Materials and overtime will not be included.

Projects that fall under this free donation offered by Always There Home Services can include: Hurricane clean-up efforts; general carpentry; new faucet or repair; garbage disposals; toilet replace or repair; chandeliers and pendant lights; trim work, hardwood flooring; tile baths, backsplash, and flooring; kitchen organizers; drywall repairs; furniture assembly; picture and shelf hanging; closet organizers; garage storage; install or replace locks.

Nominations will be accepted until midnight on Friday, November 11. All veterans, or those who wish to nominate a veteran, are asked to apply for the award by emailing always.there@comcast.net or calling 912-660-1274.

Always There Home Services was founded by Lance Farago, a United States Marine Corp. veteran wanting to apply the knowledge that he learned from the military and in Technical Training School to help his family, friends and community. Always There Home Services is a licensed and insured handyman service. Farago is a member of the Association of Certified Handyman Professionals.

“Being able to help my fellow Americans who served time in the armed forces is a great reward to me,” said Farago. “This project may be something that the person has been dreaming of doing, but either does not have the time or resources. We encourage every member of our community to nominate a veteran who made an impact in their life in some way.”

Always There Home Services has opened up the nominations to the greater Savannah area, to include Chatham, Effingham and Bryan Counties.

In order to nominate an active-duty member or veteran for this award, please call 912-660-1274 or email always.there@comcast.net.

ABOUT ALWAYS THERE HOME SERVICES
Always There Home Services is a home repair company located in Savannah, GA. This veteran-owned company was started by Lance Farago in 2012. Farago served four years in the US Marine Corp. and then took the skills he learned from Technical Training School to help family and friends, which eventually led him to found Always There Home Services. Always There Home Services is a licensed and insured handyman service. Farago is a member of the Association of Certified Handyman Professionals. To learn more about the services provided, visit http://athsllc.com/. Visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysThereHomeServicesLLC/, and follow the Instagram @always_there_home_services.

CONTACT
Lance Farago, Owner
(912) 660-1274
always.there@comcast.net
http://athsllc.com/

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

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