(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 17, 2019

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“INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY” PODCAST DONATES $1000 TO TWO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF POLICE SGT. ANSARI’S FAMILY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Representatives of Pooler Elementary School and the 200 Club were each presented a check for $500 from the founder of the “Inspire Your Community” podcast, in recognition of the support these organizations provided to the families of the late Savannah Police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari, who died after being shot while investigating an armed robbery the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group construction firm, founded the “Inspire Your Community” podcast and said that the nominations for both organizations aligned perfectly with the mission of the podcast and supports its motto: “Do Good, See Good, Inspire Others.” To watch the video from the donation to Pooler Elementary, please visit https://youtu.be/Uh5oXUAG5I0 To learn more about this donation, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190616/our-community-recognizing-those-who-inspire-your-community 

(Left to right): Chris Tilton, co-principal of Dewitt Tilton Group; Robbie Johnson, student at Pooler Elementary School; Colvin Proto, student at Pooler Elementary School; Carson Abraham, student at Pooler Elementary School; Stacey McPipkin, Principal at Pooler Elementary School; Riley Pack, student at Pooler Elementary School; Liam Clark, student at Pooler Elementary School; Elizabeth Harper, Art Teacher at Pooler Elementary School.

Chris Tilton (right), co-principal of Dewitt Tilton Group, presents $500 to Mark Dana (left), President of the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, as part of the Inspire Your Community podcast.


WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A SUCCESSFUL WOMAN IN THE FIELD OF ARCHITECTURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wondering what it takes to a be a successful woman in the field of architecture? Gretchen Callejas, project architect at Felder & Associates, has a few words of wisdom. In her article, Callejas discusses “the missing 32%”, work-life balance for women in her industry, and the need for female mentors who are willing to assist the next generation of ambitious women who equally love the field. A phenomenal read, you can find her article here: https://www.professionalwomanmag.com/2019/06/successful-woman-field-architecture/ 

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERS WITH TOWN OF BLUFFTON TO END DISTRACTED DRIVING

(BLUFFTON, SC) South Carolina is one of only two remaining states without a hands-free law in effect. In an effort to end distracted driving, Peacock Automotive and the Town of Bluffton have partnered with the Lutzie 43 Foundation. Watch this short video to find out why joining the fight against distracted driving is so important for South Carolina’s safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xqXcJ7IwHI&feature=youtu.be 

JUNE 25TH LECTURE TO EXPLORE FOOD INSECURITY IN SAVANNAH 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Food insecurity issues in Savannah will be the focus of the second presentations of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series on Tuesday, June 25, at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. The presenter will be Desirae Suggs, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica who is studying to become a registered dietitian. Doors will open for the June 25 event at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 11:45 a.m. Read more about Desirae and her upcoming speech’s topic in this Savannah Morning News article: https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190616/finish-line-look-at-ways-to-overcome-food-insecurity

Desirae Suggs, Enmarket Encourage Health Series


WATCH THE SAVANNAH BANANAS WITH LDSS!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society as they cheer on the Savannah Bananas on July 16. All-you-can-eat tickets are available exclusively from LDSS, so get them while they’re hot! https://www.paypal.com/webapps/shoppingcart?flowlogging_id=1f9e581ab28a7&mfid=1560773608225_1f9e581ab28a7#/checkout/openButton 

INDUSTRIAL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT IN POOLER

(POOLER, GA) Looking for a new space to house your company or part of your services? 4,500 square feet of industrial space is available for rent in Pooler. Built in 2008, the space includes a fully conditioned warehouse, a new, build-out-of office, two drive-in doors, and a lighted, secure flex space. For more information, please visit https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/1018-Highway-80-W-Pooler-GA/15197015/ 

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON TO BE HELD AUGUST 9

(BLUFFTON, SC) Laurie Brown, founder and owner of Aunt Laurie’s, announced the next Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will once again be held in Bluffton at Venue 1223 on August 9. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. The event will also offer vendors for selling products and services.Attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch at noon with ample time for networking and meeting new friends. Local women business owners will have vendor displays and guests will have time for shopping before and after lunch. Bringing business cards for networking and prize drawings is highly recommended.Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at https://g.co/kgs/bPu1ZS

SAVANNAH CHAMBER HONORS LOCAL BUSINESSES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses for their dedication to the community at their annual Business Awards Banquet. Find out who the winners of the 2019 awards are here: https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190613/savannah-chamber-honors-local-businesses 

CONGRATULATIONS TO LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA CLASS OF 2019 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The last session of Leadership Southeast Georgia’s 2019 program was held in Chatham County and ended with the graduation of 25 participants. During the session, the class had the opportunity to tour the Canal District, the Tiny House Project, the Eastern Wharf development, the Health Professions Academic Building at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong campus, Service Brewing, the Georgia Ports Authority, and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. A few of the weekend’s speakers included Scott Hilton, Executive Director for Georgians First Commission; Don Waters, Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia; and Greg Kelly, Executive Director of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. An exciting and successful weekend it was! For more information on Leadership Southeast Georgia, please visit http://www.lsega.com/ 

LSEGA Class of 2019

LSEGA Class of 2019


APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR FREE MOUTH SHIELD PROGRAM FOR LOCAL SPORTS TEAMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sports teams in the Savannah area are invited to apply for free custom-fit mouth guards for their upcoming season courtesy of Angela Canfield, a local dentist who operates Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon.Canfield will accept applications until Monday, July 1 for the 2019 Canfield Mouth Shield Program, which will provide mouth guards in team colors, valued at up to $10,000, for the team chosen for the program.For more information or to apply, visit https://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/mouth-shield-program/

DAWN’S DAUGHTERS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY OFFERS GUIDANCE TO YOUNG WOMEN 

(SAVANNAH, GA) 48 students from Chatham, Liberty, Bryan and Effingham counties are enrolled in this year’s Dawn’s Daughters Leadership Academy. The program not only helps young women learn more about career opportunities; it also teaches them life lessons. For more information, please visit https://www.wtoc.com/2019/06/10/dawns-daughters-leadership-academy-underway-this-week/

BAKER MCCULLOUGH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION PARTNERS WITH HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Giving Network is pleased to announce their latest corporate sponsor, Baker McCullough Funeral Home. Baker McCullough will be partnering with Hospice Savannah to bring video content to the organization’s outreach efforts. The videos will be featured on Hospice Savannah’s social media and their new mobile app, which will be an information and referral resource for families who use the services of both Hospice Savannah and The Edel Caregiver Institute. Read More at https://bit.ly/2I5gMed 

8TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY BOWLAPALOOZA KICKOFF AND AUCTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Savannah Ambucs and Vaden Nissan for a night of Fun and Fundraising at the 8th Annual Celebrity Bowlapalooza Kickoff and Auction. It will feature a compelling story on How Savannah Ambucs Impacts lives in the Savannah Community, Dinner, Introduction of this years’ Celebrity Bowlers, and  Silent and Live Auction.Here is the link to purchase tickets http://e.givesmart.com/events/dih. Click on tickets to purchase your table or tickets today. We will sell out so don’t wait!

SAVANNAH SCORE AND ONDECK PRESENT “SIMPLE STEPS TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT FINANCING” WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Helping  small business owners know all of their financial options is essential to their ability to be successful. This workshop will help entrepreneurs learn how to access capital to fuel their business’ growth, understand all the different financing options available, and become a more educated and savvier borrower. The workshop will highlight the “Simple Steps for Choosing the Right Financing” and “The Fundability Quiz.” Participants will finish the workshop knowing how likely they are to get approved for funding, how to apply for financing, and what to expect after the application is submitted. This workshop will take place on Thursday, June 20 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Savannah SCORE location, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost of this workshop is $20.00. For more information and registration please go to https://savannah.score.org or email Savannah SCORE at scoresav70@gmail.com.

YMCA CELEBRATES 160TH ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA established its first Savannah-area location more than 160 years ago. Happy Anniversary! https://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20190605/editorial-day-of-significant-anniversaries 

TRINITY WORSHIP AND PRAISE MINISTRIES BREAKS GROUND ON NEW SANCTUARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trinity Worship and Praise Ministries broke ground on a new sanctuary on the existing church campus at 12532 White Bluff Road. The Dewitt Tilton Group is the contractor for the project, which will build a new 200-person capacity sanctuary for the church. The 4,500-square-foot structure will feature a stage, a vaulted ceiling, restrooms, private office for the pastor, three additional offices and a future baptismal location. The new building will share the church campus with the existing church and other support buildings. Construction is expected to be complete sometime in December 2019. For more information, please visit https://www.thecoastalbuzz.com/2019/06/03/trinity-worship-and-praise-ministries-breaks-ground-on-new-sanctuary/ 

Paul McKelvey, Church Maintenance and Photography; Anthony McLeod, Church Volunteer; Derrick Pounds, Pastor’s Assistant; Lynn Pierce, Deacon; Shirley Pounds, Pastor’s Wife; Larry Pounds, Pastor; Chris Tilton, Principal​,​ the Dewitt Tilton Group; Andrew DeWitt, Principal​, ​the Dewitt Tilton Group; Kim Thomas, Director of Operations​,​ ​the ​Dewitt Tilton Group; Cedric Collins, Church Musician.


GET TO KNOW SAVANNAH’S BO BOWEN

(SOUTH MAGAZINE) Do you know Charles “Bo” Bowen? If you don’t, you should! Founder of The Bowen Law Group, an expert in the entertainment industry and a true advocate for local businesses, Bo represents dozens of companies in the Savannah area. If you don’t know Bo, learn more about him here: http://www.southmag.com/Lawyers/The-Bowen-Law-Group-2019/ 

Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen


SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE” WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE, the nation’s largest provider business mentoring services and educational programs for small business and aspiring entrepreneurs, presents the workshop “Customer Experience and Your Bottom Line.” Part of the “Tools to Grow Your Business” series, this workshop will cover how the experiences your customers have can make or break your business. Explore the relationship between your customers’ experiences and your bottom line for both Business to Business and Business to Consumers organizations.Led by Marilyn Michaels,this workshop will take place on Thursday, June 13, from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Savannah SCORE location, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost of this workshop is $20.00 For more information and to register for the workshop, please go to https://savannah.score.org 

METAL BUILDINGS: MODERN MARVELS?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Who loves metal buildings? You might not think you do, but think again. Chris Tilton, president and co-founder of Dewitt Tilton Group, wrote an article regarding the recent trends in metal buildings. Sustainable and eco-friendly, metal isn’t just functional, it can be aesthetically pleasing as well! Read the article here to learn more: http://www.ccr-mag.com/metal-buildings-modern-marvels/  

BETHESDA ACADEMY’S PHILLIP DOVE TALKS ABOUT WHY HE LOVES BETHESDA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Phillip Dove, Bethesda Academy Class of 2015, talks about his favorite memories from his time at Bethesda in this video. From extracurricular activities to his favorite teacher, it’s obvious that Phillip treasures the school and appreciates his time at Bethesda Academy. To watch the full video, please visit https://www.facebook.com/112707498760536/videos/277055209755400/ 

SEAN FATZINGER OF ENMARKET NAMED TO LLS GEORGIA CHAPTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(ATLANTA, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Georgia Chapter is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Fatzinger of Enmarket, to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Fatzinger joins a group of 18 fellow Trustees to provide strategic guidance, financial oversight, and fundraising assistance for LLS. The Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, headquartered in Atlanta with satellite offices in Augusta and Savannah, helps those diagnosed with blood cancers with financial and emotional support.  Through a variety of fundraising campaigns and directed gifts, the Georgia Chapter raised $11 million in fiscal year 2019 to help fund its mission. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/05/sean-fatzinger-enmarket-named-board-trustees-leukemia-lymphoma-society-georgia-chapter/ 

5 STEPS TO BUILDING A MEDIA LIST

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Building a media list and unsure of where to begin? Check out these five steps to help get you started: https://www.prdaily.com/5-steps-for-building-a-relevant-media-list/ 

16TH ANNUAL ROBBIE SMITH GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 16th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at The Club at Savannah Harbor.Players may register at www.RobbieGolf.com/register or call Kevin Ainsworth at 912.655.1933 or Ophelia Rodriguez at 912.629.1027. Proceeds will help sustain the life-enriching programs and services of Hospice Savannah, Inc.

HORIZONS SAVANNAH SURPASSES 2019 GIVING DAY GOAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Horizons Savannah Giving Day on May 15 raised more than $85,910 to benefit the Horizons Savannah program. The original goal for the one-day fundraising event was set at $75,000. These funds will go directly to help close the opportunity gap for low-income kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Chatham County and the greater Savannah area. To read the full story, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190523/horizons-savannah-raises-83124

MAY OPEN FOR BUSINESS® FOCUSES ON PERSONAL BRANDING 

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) No, we aren’t talking about job interviews or your LinkedIn page. We’re talking about personal branding for your everyday life! In May, we focused on the importance and results of being aware of your personal brand in our monthly Open for Business® Facebook live video. Check out the video here and leave your questions in the comment section: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/406755133249866/ 

SPOTTED: 10TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hey, look who we spotted! If you were at the 10th annual Night of Champions event hosted by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) in May, you might spot yourself! Check out the album here: https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190518/bunny-in-city-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-host-10th-annual-night-of-champions-at-savannah-convention-center 

BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY REOPENS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

(BEAUFORT, SC) Beaufort Dermatology, a unit of Pinnacle Medical Group, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate new ownership of the practice under Dr. Audrey Klenke. The Beaufort Dermatology team was joined by Mayor Billy Keyserling, the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce and other area dignitaries. Beaufort Dermatology is located at 1096 Ribaut Road in Beaufort, SC. Read more about the ribbon-cutting here: http://www.blufftonsun.com/business-briefs-cms-4304 

The Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor Stand by Co-Owners Trevor and Dr. Audrey Klenke of Beaufort Dermatology, Pinnacle Medical Group


HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS $5,000 DONATION TO XCEL STRATEGIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah presented a $5,000 donation to Savannah-based mentoring group Xcel in support of the 2019 Dust and Grain Woodworking Competition  held on Saturday, May 18, at Maven Makers, 415 Boundary St. Xcel is a Savannah mentoring nonprofit organization that concentrates on moving young men ages 15 to 25 into the workforce via the trades. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190516/home-builders-donate-to-mentoring-group 

The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah Presents Donation to Xcel Strategies


DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY DONATES TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has presented Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services with a bi-annual donation of $1,250. Since 2018, Delta Sigma Theta has partnered with Park Place Outreach to try to provide an updated and fashionable clothing closet for shelter residents.Since the clothing closet began, Delta Sigma Theta has provided Park Place Outreach with clothes along with money and gift cards that can be used to buy new clothing for kids and teenagers at the shelter. For more information on Delta Sigma Theta visit http://www.dstsavalum.com/ 

FIVE BEST PRACTICES FOR BUSINESSES ON INSTAGRAM

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Most businesses have found themselves on Instagram in today’s media landscape, but are they using the platform effectively? Check out these five best practices for businesses on Instagram for a few tips on how to run your business profile effectively:  https://www.prnewsonline.com/Instagram-tips-consistency-color-captions-Torossian

SAVANNAH CHAMBER TO HOST BUSINESS ON THE MOVE JUNE 11

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business on the Move is a  networking opportunity offered several times a year to highlight local Chamber businesses. On Tuesday, June 11, The Cork House is inviting Chamber members and guests to an after-hours networking opportunity from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/business-on-the-move-at-the-cork-house-june-11/ 

PEACOCK SUBARU DONATES $4,875 TO GREATER BLUFFTON JASPER COUNTY VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE 

(HARDEEVILLE, S.C.) Peacock Subaru has donated $4,875 to Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine as part of the annual Subaru Share the Love event. The funds were raised during November and December 2018. Each Subaru buyer could decide whether to donate a portion of the purchase price to a national charity or Peacock Subaru’s hometown nonprofit, the local chapter of Volunteers In Medicine. Volunteers with the organization provide care to community members in Bluffton and Jasper County who are without medical insurance. For more information, please visit https://www.blufftontoday.com/news/20190502/peacock-subaru-donates-4875-to-bluffton-jasper-volunteers-in-medicine

Peacock Subaru

Peacock Subaru General Manager Ken Kirby presents the Subaru “Share the Love” check to Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers In Medicine Director of Development Dennis Toney.


QUICKBOOKS ONLINE HOSTED BY UGA SBDC AT GSU

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University, a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia and Jerry McNair, CPA, will host QuickBooks Online Thursday, June 13th. SPACE IS LIMITED! To register and for a detailed program description, visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern and see our available courses or call 912-651-3200 with questions.

KOLE MANAGEMENT COMPANY SUPPORTS OTIS ELEMENTARY THROUGH KMCARES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Company presented Otis Elementary with Japanese Plum trees for the school’s garden. Development of the garden is in progress, and it will begin being planted next year. The money that made this donation possible was raised through Kole Management’s KMCares program. For more information on Kole Management Company, please visit http://kolemc.com/ 

MEET SAM ELLIOT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Sam Elliot! Sam Elliot is a male Russian Blue. At just a over a year old, Sam Elliot is quite the lady’s man! Sam Elliot loves to greet guests and follow them around for any bit of attention he can grab. What’s better? His adoption fee is sponsored! For more information on Sam Elliot or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit   http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-003-sam-elliot/ 
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“Inspire Your Community” Podcast Donates $1000 to Two Local Organizations In Support of Police Sgt. Ansari’s Family

“Inspire Your Community” Podcast Donates $1000 to Two Local Organizations In Support of Police Sgt. Ansari’s Family

(SAVANNAH, GA) Representatives of Pooler Elementary School and the 200 Club were each presented a check for $500 from the founder of the “Inspire Your Community” podcast, in recognition of the support these organizations provided to the families of the late Savannah Police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari, who died after being shot while investigating an armed robbery the Saturday before Mother’s Day.

(Left to right): Chris Tilton, co-principal of Dewitt Tilton Group; Robbie Johnson, student at Pooler Elementary School; Colvin Proto, student at Pooler Elementary School; Carson Abraham, student at Pooler Elementary School; Stacey McPipkin, Principal at Pooler Elementary School; Riley Pack, student at Pooler Elementary School; Liam Clark, student at Pooler Elementary School; Elizabeth Harper, Art Teacher at Pooler Elementary School.

Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group construction firm, founded the “Inspire Your Community” podcast and said that the nominations for both organizations aligned perfectly with the mission of the podcast and supports its motto: “Do Good, See Good, Inspire Others.”

Pooler Elementary School art students worked on a painting that was presented to Sgt. Ansari’s precinct in the Savannah Police Department in memory and honor of him.

Several Pooler Elementary students and faculty members had a personal connection to the slain officer. One teacher is a neighbor of the Ansari family, the art teacher previously taught his children at Groves High School and one student’s father worked with him and was the first officer on the scene.

After hearing the story of the art project, Tilton decided to make Pooler Elementary’s art program the first recipient of the $500 donation he is offering to those whose stories are chosen for the podcast.

“This actually doubles our art budget for the year,” said Art Teacher, Elizabeth Harper. “We honestly didn’t expect to get any recognition for this project. We just wanted to do something for the family.”

In addition to presenting a donation to the Pooler Elementary School art class, Tilton presented a second $500 check to Mark Dana of the 200 Club, which provided immediate financial assistance and support to the family of Sgt. Kelvin Ansari. The 200 Club has also pledged to provide fully paid college and all related expenses to each of Sgt. Ansari’s dependents, including his wife if she decides to pursue a degree, and will help out during holidays, such as sending Mrs. Ansari flowers on Mother’s Day every year.

Chris Tilton (right), co-principal of Dewitt Tilton Group, presents $500 to Mark Dana (left), President of the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, as part of the Inspire Your Community podcast.

The original intention was to limit the donation to one charity or nonprofit organization per story, but Tilton said this story transcended that guideline.

“We heard about the amazing support the 200 Club committed to providing the Ansari family and felt it was our honor to present them with a second check,” said Tilton. “We hope our gesture will inspire others to donate to these programs as well.”

Meanwhile, the “Inspire Your Community” podcast continues to look for uplifting and inspiring stories from our local community. The Dewitt Tilton Group will donate $300 to a cause of the nominator’s choice for each story chosen for the monthly podcast. To submit story ideas, email DTG.inspire@gmail.com.

The podcast can be accessed at YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and everywhere else podcasts can be found. For further information, contact the Dewitt Tilton Group team at DTG.inspire@gmail.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 over 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 which guarantees 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 www.dewitttiltongroup.com

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

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Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc.
Cecilia Russo Marketing
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912.856.9075

LDSS Announces Camp Buddy 2019 in Chatham, Effingham

LDSS Announces Camp Buddy 2019 in Chatham, Effingham

(CHATHAM AND EFFINGHAM COUNTIES) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host its eleventh annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Chatham and Effingham Counties later this month and in July.

Camp Buddy 2018

The Effingham County camp is scheduled for June 24-28; in Chatham County, it will be held July 8-19.

Camp Buddy offers programs to prepare children for the upcoming school year with the goal of promoting information retention from the previous year. Special education teachers along with occupational, physical and speech therapists have worked to design a customized curriculum for the program.

“Camp Buddy has helped many children to excel in new areas and become stronger students as they approach the upcoming year,” said Pam Hussey, Chatham Camp Buddy director. “We look forward to continuing and even bolstering that legacy with our eleventh year.”

Activities will include a special field trip, crafts, music, dancing, pet therapy and operating the camp store.

This year’s Chatham Camp Buddy will have a Super Hero theme designed to bring an action-filled twist to camp activities such as music, dance, arts and crafts as well as STEM activities, baking and math games.

Chatham County high school campers will ride the city bus to visit Bitty and Beau’s coffee shop where they will learn about employment, make cookies and deliver them to the Ronald McDonald House. They also will pack food at America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

Information on Chatham Camp Buddy:
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 19.
Times: Middle and high school camps will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and elementary school camp will be 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Preschoolers will attend from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Marshpoint Elementary School in Savannah, Ga.

For more information about Chatham Camp Buddy, contact Pam Hussey at (912) 220-6429 or pbjhussey@gmail.com.

Information on Effingham Camp Buddy:
Dates: Every day from Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28.
Times: Camp for ages 3-9 will be 8:30-11:30 a.m., and camp for ages 10 and up will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Blandford Elementary School in Rincon, Ga.

To learn more about Effingham Camp Buddy, contact Molly Marchese at (912) 213-9127 or mollymarchese@windstream.net

Camp Buddy is sponsored by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society and is made possible through the generosity of the community, friends and families of LDSS and events such as the Buddy Walk and Night of Champions. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) supports people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact. LDSS encourages the whole family to attend; children of all ages are welcome. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit ldssga.org

CONTACT
Kayla Johnson
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
912-436-3626
kjohnson@ldssga.org
10701 Abercorn St., #60786
Savannah, GA 31420

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Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations
912-844-9990
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Leadership Southeast Georgia Studies Economic Development With State Officials

Leadership Southeast Georgia Studies Economic Development With State Officials

(RICHMOND HILL / MIDWAY, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) members received a thorough grounding in economic development during the group’s fourth session, which took place in Bryan and Liberty Counties.

LSEGA Class of 2019

LSEGA Class of 2019

“We’re closing in on graduation for the LSEGA Class of 2019, and this was one of our most intense, informative sessions of the entire program,” said Lee Beckmann, chairman of the group. “We talked with everyone from state and local officials to real estate developers about the factors that drive a decision to locate or grow in our area.”

The session began in Richmond Hill with greetings from Assistant City Manager Scott Allison; City Councilwoman Tara Baraniak; and Bryan County Commission Chairman Carter Infinger.

From there, the group visited the Daniel Defense manufacturing facility in Black Creek, GA, where they heard from owner, Marty Daniel, about how the company wound up in the newest location of Daniel Defense and how the building is designed for future growth. Daniel was joined by Sean Register, vice chairman of the Development Authority of Bryan County, and Alyce Thornhill, now of the Georgia Lottery and previously with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, who focused on the factors associated with attracting businesses to build in the community.

Other highlights included:

  • Lunch with Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher, who discussed the relationship between the school district and growth in the housing market.
  • A meeting with Joel Smoker, CEO of YMCA of Coastal Georgia, to discuss the nonprofit perspective of economic development and the realities of poverty statistics in the region.
  • An overview of joint development efforts by officials from Bryan, Effingham, Bulloch and Chatham Counties including Anna Chafin, Benjy Thompson, Jessica Hood and regional economic development representatives from Georgia Power and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Jason Coley and Mary-Kathryn Griffin respectively.
  • A discussion of the history of Richmond Hill and impact of tourism in Bryan County followed by a bus tour of the Ford Plantation.
  • A discussion on the impact of the film industry in coastal Georgia led by Brynn Grant of the Savannah Economic Development Authority.

The group began its second day hearing from Leah Poole, CEO of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB, and Jennifer Darsey of the United Way of the Coastal Empire.

Morning sessions included Bill Cunningham of Raydient Places + Properties and Scott Allison from the city of Richmond Hill, who focused on public/private partnerships and their role in economic development, as well as, Ron Tolley, CEO of the Liberty County Development Authority, who led a case study on industrial park planning.

Other officials joined the group mid-morning to discuss economic development and public policy. On hand were Chris Nunn, Department of Community Affairs Commissioner; State Rep. Ron Stephens, chair of the Georgia House Economic Development and Tourism Committee; Joe Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah; along with Stacy Watson, director of economic and industrial development for the Georgia Ports Authority.

The 2019 LSEGA program sponsors include Evans General Contractors, Gulfstream Aerospace, Advanced Door Systems, The Sack Company, Georgia Power, Georgia Southern University, the Savannah Airport Commission, LS3P Associates, FirstPage Marketing, Sterling Seacrest Partners, Savannah Economic Development Authority, Thomas & Hutton, HunterMaclean, Hussey Gay Bell, Abshire Public Relations, Coastal Electric Cooperative, AT&T, The Waters Foundation, P.C. Simonton & Associates, Marchese Construction, Cecilia Russo Marketing and Carriage Trade Public Relations.

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a five-month region-wide program designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders to promote positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region. The executive board and program participants represent a variety of industries across Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. The class spends one weekend a month traveling to surrounding counties to learn about critical issues such as healthcare, education, economic development and transportation. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

CONTACT
Lee Beckmann
Leadership Southeast Georgia
LBECKMANN@gaports.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc.
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 10, 2019

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CONGRATULATIONS TO LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA CLASS OF 2019 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The last session of Leadership Southeast Georgia’s 2019 program was held in Chatham County and ended with the graduation of 25 participants. During the session, the class had the opportunity to tour the Canal District, the Tiny House Project, the Eastern Wharf development, the Health Professions Academic Building at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong campus, Service Brewing, the Georgia Ports Authority, and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. A few of the weekend’s speakers included Scott Hilton, Executive Director for Georgians First Commission; Don Waters, Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia; and Greg Kelly, Executive Director of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. An exciting and successful weekend it was! For more information on Leadership Southeast Georgia, please visit http://www.lsega.com/ 

APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR FREE MOUTH SHIELD PROGRAM FOR LOCAL SPORTS TEAMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sports teams in the Savannah area are invited to apply for free custom-fit mouth guards for their upcoming season courtesy of Angela Canfield, a local dentist who operates Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon.Canfield will accept applications until Monday, July 1 for the 2019 Canfield Mouth Shield Program, which will provide mouth guards in team colors, valued at up to $10,000, for the team chosen for the program.For more information or to apply, visit https://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/mouth-shield-program/


TRINITY WORSHIP AND PRAISE MINISTRIES BREAKS GROUND ON NEW SANCTUARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trinity Worship and Praise Ministries broke ground on a new sanctuary on the existing church campus at 12532 White Bluff Road. The Dewitt Tilton Group is the contractor for the project, which will build a new 200-person capacity sanctuary for the church. The 4,500-square-foot structure will feature a stage, a vaulted ceiling, restrooms, private office for the pastor, three additional offices and a future baptismal location. The new building will share the church campus with the existing church and other support buildings. Construction is expected to be complete sometime in December 2019. For more information, please visit https://www.thecoastalbuzz.com/2019/06/03/trinity-worship-and-praise-ministries-breaks-ground-on-new-sanctuary/ 

Paul McKelvey, Church Maintenance and Photography; Anthony McLeod, Church Volunteer; Derrick Pounds, Pastor’s Assistant; Lynn Pierce, Deacon; Shirley Pounds, Pastor’s Wife; Larry Pounds, Pastor; Chris Tilton, Principal​,​ the Dewitt Tilton Group; Andrew DeWitt, Principal​, ​the Dewitt Tilton Group; Kim Thomas, Director of Operations​,​ ​the ​Dewitt Tilton Group; Cedric Collins, Church Musician.


GET TO KNOW SAVANNAH’S BO BOWEN

(SOUTH MAGAZINE) Do you know Charles “Bo” Bowen? If you don’t, you should! Founder of The Bowen Law Group, an expert in the entertainment industry and a true advocate for local businesses, Bo represents dozens of companies in the Savannah area. If you don’t know Bo, learn more about him here: http://www.southmag.com/Lawyers/The-Bowen-Law-Group-2019/ 

Attorney Charles Bowen, Founder of The Savannah Film Alliance and Southern Gateway Production Services


SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE” WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE, the nation’s largest provider business mentoring services and educational programs for small business and aspiring entrepreneurs, presents the workshop “Customer Experience and Your Bottom Line.” Part of the “Tools to Grow Your Business” series, this workshop will cover how the experiences your customers have can make or break your business. Explore the relationship between your customers’ experiences and your bottom line for both Business to Business and Business to Consumers organizations.Led by Marilyn Michaels,this workshop will take place on Thursday, June 13, from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Savannah SCORE location, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost of this workshop is $20.00 For more information and to register for the workshop, please go to https://savannah.score.org 

METAL BUILDINGS: MODERN MARVELS?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Who loves metal buildings? You might not think you do, but think again. Chris Tilton, president and co-founder of Dewitt Tilton Group, wrote an article regarding the recent trends in metal buildings. Sustainable and eco-friendly, metal isn’t just functional, it can be aesthetically pleasing as well! Read the article here to learn more: http://www.ccr-mag.com/metal-buildings-modern-marvels/ Chris Tilton


JUNE 25TH LECTURE TO EXPLORE FOOD INSECURITY IN SAVANNAH 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Food insecurity issues in Savannah will be the focus of the second presentations of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series on Tuesday, June 25, at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. The presenter will be Desirae Suggs, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica who is studying to become a registered dietitian. Doors will open for the June 25 event at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 11:45 a.m. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required because a healthy lunch will be provided and seating is limited. To RSVP, visit www.healthysavannah.org


BETHESDA ACADEMY’S PHILLIP DOVE TALKS ABOUT WHY HE LOVES BETHESDA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Phillip Dove, Bethesda Academy Class of 2015, talks about his favorite memories from his time at Bethesda in this video. From extracurricular activities to his favorite teacher, it’s obvious that Phillip treasures the school and appreciates his time at Bethesda Academy. To watch the full video, please visit https://www.facebook.com/112707498760536/videos/277055209755400/ 

SEAN FATZINGER OF ENMARKET NAMED TO LLS GEORGIA CHAPTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(ATLANTA, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Georgia Chapter is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Fatzinger of Enmarket, to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Fatzinger joins a group of 18 fellow Trustees to provide strategic guidance, financial oversight, and fundraising assistance for LLS. The Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, headquartered in Atlanta with satellite offices in Augusta and Savannah, helps those diagnosed with blood cancers with financial and emotional support.  Through a variety of fundraising campaigns and directed gifts, the Georgia Chapter raised $11 million in fiscal year 2019 to help fund its mission. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/05/sean-fatzinger-enmarket-named-board-trustees-leukemia-lymphoma-society-georgia-chapter/ 

5 STEPS TO BUILDING A MEDIA LIST

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Building a media list and unsure of where to begin? Check out these five steps to help get you started: https://www.prdaily.com/5-steps-for-building-a-relevant-media-list/ 

HORIZONS SAVANNAH SURPASSES 2019 GIVING DAY GOAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Horizons Savannah Giving Day on May 15 raised more than $85,910 to benefit the Horizons Savannah program. The original goal for the one-day fundraising event was set at $75,000. These funds will go directly to help close the opportunity gap for low-income kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Chatham County and the greater Savannah area. To read the full story, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190523/horizons-savannah-raises-83124

MAY OPEN FOR BUSINESS® FOCUSES ON PERSONAL BRANDING 

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) No, we aren’t talking about job interviews or your LinkedIn page. We’re talking about personal branding for your everyday life! In May, we focused on the importance and results of being aware of your personal brand in our monthly Open for Business® Facebook live video. Check out the video here and leave your questions in the comment section: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/406755133249866/ 

SPOTTED: 10TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hey, look who we spotted! If you were at the 10th annual Night of Champions event hosted by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) in May, you might spot yourself! Check out the album here: https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190518/bunny-in-city-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-host-10th-annual-night-of-champions-at-savannah-convention-center 

BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY REOPENS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

(BEAUFORT, SC) Beaufort Dermatology, a unit of Pinnacle Medical Group, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate new ownership of the practice under Dr. Audrey Klenke. The Beaufort Dermatology team was joined by Mayor Billy Keyserling, the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce and other area dignitaries. Beaufort Dermatology is located at 1096 Ribaut Road in Beaufort, SC. Read more about the ribbon-cutting here: http://www.blufftonsun.com/business-briefs-cms-4304 

The Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor Stand by Co-Owners Trevor and Dr. Audrey Klenke of Beaufort Dermatology, Pinnacle Medical Group


HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS $5,000 DONATION TO XCEL STRATEGIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah presented a $5,000 donation to Savannah-based mentoring group Xcel in support of the 2019 Dust and Grain Woodworking Competition  held on Saturday, May 18, at Maven Makers, 415 Boundary St. Xcel is a Savannah mentoring nonprofit organization that concentrates on moving young men ages 15 to 25 into the workforce via the trades. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190516/home-builders-donate-to-mentoring-group 

The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah Presents Donation to Xcel Strategies


DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY DONATES TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has presented Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services with a bi-annual donation of $1,250. Since 2018, Delta Sigma Theta has partnered with Park Place Outreach to try to provide an updated and fashionable clothing closet for shelter residents.Since the clothing closet began, Delta Sigma Theta has provided Park Place Outreach with clothes along with money and gift cards that can be used to buy new clothing for kids and teenagers at the shelter. For more information on Delta Sigma Theta visit http://www.dstsavalum.com/ 

FIVE BEST PRACTICES FOR BUSINESSES ON INSTAGRAM

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Most businesses have found themselves on Instagram in today’s media landscape, but are they using the platform effectively? Check out these five best practices for businesses on Instagram for a few tips on how to run your business profile effectively:  https://www.prnewsonline.com/Instagram-tips-consistency-color-captions-Torossian

SAVANNAH CHAMBER TO HOST BUSINESS ON THE MOVE JUNE 11

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business on the Move is a  networking opportunity offered several times a year to highlight local Chamber businesses. On Tuesday, June 11, The Cork House is inviting Chamber members and guests to an after-hours networking opportunity from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/business-on-the-move-at-the-cork-house-june-11/ 

PEACOCK SUBARU DONATES $4,875 TO GREATER BLUFFTON JASPER COUNTY VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE 

(HARDEEVILLE, S.C.) Peacock Subaru has donated $4,875 to Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine as part of the annual Subaru Share the Love event. The funds were raised during November and December 2018. Each Subaru buyer could decide whether to donate a portion of the purchase price to a national charity or Peacock Subaru’s hometown nonprofit, the local chapter of Volunteers In Medicine. Volunteers with the organization provide care to community members in Bluffton and Jasper County who are without medical insurance. For more information, please visit https://www.blufftontoday.com/news/20190502/peacock-subaru-donates-4875-to-bluffton-jasper-volunteers-in-medicine

Peacock Subaru

Peacock Subaru General Manager Ken Kirby presents the Subaru “Share the Love” check to Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers In Medicine Director of Development Dennis Toney.


QUICKBOOKS ONLINE HOSTED BY UGA SBDC AT GSU

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University, a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia and Jerry McNair, CPA, will host QuickBooks Online Thursday, June 13th. SPACE IS LIMITED! To register and for a detailed program description, visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern and see our available courses or call 912-651-3200 with questions.

KOLE MANAGEMENT COMPANY SUPPORTS OTIS ELEMENTARY THROUGH KMCARES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Company presented Otis Elementary with Japanese Plum trees for the school’s garden. Development of the garden is in progress, and it will begin being planted next year. The money that made this donation possible was raised through Kole Management’s KMCares program. For more information on Kole Management Company, please visit http://kolemc.com/  Kole Management company logo

MEET SAM ELLIOT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Sam Elliot! Sam Elliot is a male Russian Blue. At just a over a year old, Sam Elliot is quite the lady’s man! Sam Elliot loves to greet guests and follow them around for any bit of attention he can grab. What’s better? His adoption fee is sponsored! For more information on Sam Elliot or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit   http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-003-sam-elliot/ 

Nine Tips To Develop A Social Media Crisis Strategy

Nine Tips To Develop A Social Media Crisis Strategy
By Cynthia Cradduck

It’s clear that business owners no longer can ignore the impact and significance of integrating social media into their overall marketing plan. A great deal of thought is devoted to choosing which channels to use, creating a cohesive voice and crafting creative content.

Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing_

Cynthia Cradduck

Equal attention should be given to planning for social media crises that can happen quickly and escalate even more quickly.

Don’t worry, though. The following nine-step guide will help you prepare for and survive a social media crisis of any kind.

Before a Crisis

1. Establish a social media crisis team.

Not everyone in your business needs to be part of this group, but everyone who’s included should have a defined role. Who will be responsible for monitoring online for potential crises? Who will be the spokesperson if things do go awry? Who will be responsible for responding to online comments? All of these roles must be filled with individuals who know what defines a crisis and how to handle it.

2. Define what constitutes a social media crisis for your business.

Larger corporations may ignore a few hundred complaints, but those complaints could be devastating for small businesses. When social media chatter begins to have a negative effect on your services or products, something must be done.

3. Identify your key message and create communication guidelines.

Because crises are unpredictable, your brand’s central message will need to be defined when you understand the root issue of what’s happening. To be prepared, your entire team should understand the company’s values and missions. These should guide whatever response the crisis calls for. It is important to establish guidelines for relaying all necessary information to your employees, stakeholders and the public.

Knowing who needs to know what, using which platforms, will allow you to respond quickly when fire strikes.

4. Monitor. Monitor. Monitor.

You’ll never catch a crisis soon enough if you’re not constantly monitoring online for negative messages circulating about your company. Decide which tools you will use to do this and who’s responsible. “Social Mention” is a great resource to keep an eye on your company and/or your clients in the social media sphere.

During a Crisis

5. Take control.

Pause your scheduled posts. After you ensure no outgoing posts will be published for the moment to any of your pages, you should follow by informing your team of the situation and acknowledging the problem publicly. Remember to address the issue on your website as well.

6. Determine the Key Message.
Assessing the situation and developing a key message that is understood by everyone on your team is critical. This should be a strategic message that will guide the rest of the crisis. Using appropriate words to describe the situation effectively is a must, and everyone should agree to relay this message to anyone who might ask. “No answer” is not sufficient.

7. Respond to the Public.
Don’t ignore the situation or members of the public who are upset. Ask them to contact you privately by offering an email address or a number they can call. This tells everyone who is looking at these messages that your brand truly cares. Continue to monitor the messaging and continue to work your plan. This is when it’s important to remember you can weather the storm.

After a Crisis

8. Assess the impact.

Evaluate your company’s status. Your social monitoring tool will indicate the overall sentiment about your company and its standing on social media. Did the crisis result in tangible setbacks? Take time to study the damage that has been done.

9. Reflect and prepare.

Take a minute to reflect and decide what went well and what parts of your crisis plan need improvement. And remember that online content lives forever and may resurface later.

It’s worth remembering, too, that no one is exempt. Even if your social channels have a small following and a social media crisis seems unlikely, a plan to guide you through potential chaos should be in place at all times.

I think we all can agree that people sometimes get a little crazy online.

Good luck out there.

Cynthia Cradduck is the Junior Partner at Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, where she oversees business development, manages the Visibility Team, and coordinates reputation management strategies for clients, media relations and online SEO-PR.

Trinity Worship and Praise Ministries Breaks Ground on New Sanctuary

Trinity Worship and Praise Ministries Breaks Ground on New Sanctuary

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trinity Worship and Praise Ministries broke ground on a new sanctuary on the existing church campus at 12532 White Bluff Road.

The Dewitt Tilton Group Breaks Ground on New Worship Center

“The entire congregation shares a great excitement about this next step in our ministry, and my wife, Shirley, and I were excited to prayerfully begin construction of a building we hope will be a blessing to this church and our community,” said Pastor Larry Pounds.

Paul McKelvey, Church Maintenance and Photography; Anthony McLeod, Church Volunteer; Derrick Pounds, Pastor’s Assistant; Lynn Pierce, Deacon; Shirley Pounds, Pastor’s Wife; Larry Pounds, Pastor; Chris Tilton, Principal​,​ the Dewitt Tilton Group; Andrew DeWitt, Principal​, ​the Dewitt Tilton Group; Kim Thomas, Director of Operations​,​ ​the ​Dewitt Tilton Group; Cedric Collins, Church Musician.

The Dewitt Tilton Group is the contractor for the project, which will build a new 200-person capacity sanctuary for the church. The 4,500-square-foot structure will feature a stage, a vaulted ceiling, restrooms, private office for the pastor, three additional offices and a future baptismal location. The new building will share the church campus with the existing church and other support buildings.

Construction is expected to be complete sometime in December 2019.

“At the Dewitt Tilton Group, we construct a wide variety of buildings for a wide range of clients,” said Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group. “But there’s always an extra bit of pride associated with working on a church, knowing how much it will impact so many lives once it is completed.”

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 over 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 which guarantees 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 www.dewitttiltongroup.com

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

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc.
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075