Local Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton Head

Local Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton Head

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) Audi Hilton Headand the Hilton Head Boys & Girls Club’s Fund-a-Need program are providing scholarships for area children to attend sailing camp this week at the South Carolina Yacht Club at Windmill Harbour Marina.

Kids were chosen for the sailing scholarships based on their responsibility, a desire to learn how to sail and a high level of comfort on the water. Among the recipients were six members of the Boys & Girls Club.

Local Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton HeadLocal Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton Head

Local Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton Head

Local Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton HeadLocal Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton HeadLocal Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton HeadLocal Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton HeadLocal Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton HeadLocal Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton HeadLocal Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton Head

Audi Hilton Headprovided two scholarships. The rest were sponsored by Fund-a-Need as part of the club’s annual gala, of which Audi Hilton Headis the presenting sponsor.

“We’re so happy that these kids are getting to experience being on the beautiful waterways of Hilton Head, through our support,” said Warner Peacock, President & CEO of Peacock Automotive, the parent company of Audi Hilton Head. “The South Carolina Yacht Club is a great place for theBoys & Girls Clubmembers to have an introduction to the sport.”

The sailing camp will continue through Friday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotiveowns and operates 24 automotive dealerships representing 31 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mallon U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mallinclude Peacock Alfa Romeo, Peacock Maserati,Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Jaguar Hilton Head, Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Peacock Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagenand Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Peacock Genesis of Brunswickand Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswickin Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Genesis of Savannahand Savannah Volkswagenin Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbiaand Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Fordin the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotivealso owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institutein Bluffton, S.C., andPeacock Insurancein Savannah. Peacock Automotivewas awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843)-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

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Savannah Businesses Team up to Support Kids & Pros, Free Football Camps for Almost 300 Youth Athletes

Savannah Businesses Team up to Support Kids & Pros, Free Football Camps for Almost 300 Youth Athletes

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s fourth annual Kids & ProsYouth Football Camps will kick off on Monday, July 23 with a check presentation to former Atlanta Falconsplayer Buddy Curry, the organization’s founder and executive director.

The event will be held at 6:15 p.m. at Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave.

The 2018 camps are offered free to young athletes ages 7-13 and are made possible by this year’s sponsors, which include: the National Football League Foundation, Chatham Orthopedics, J.C. Lewis Ford, GenCapital, The Dewitt Tilton Group, the Hodge Foundation, Byrd Cookie Company, USI Insurance Services, SunTrust Bank, Oliver Maner, Walmart, Savannah Quarterback Club, Calvary Day School, River Street Sweetsand Steve Bacon.

“We are proud to support this program, which promotes the development of strong character, a positive attitude and a sense of responsibility and good citizenship in youngsters,” said Chris Tilton, President and Co-Founder of the Dewitt Tilton Group. “The Kids & Prosorganization achieves this goal through fair play and good sportsmanship with adult leaders providing the example.”

The first camp will be held on Monday, July 23, and Tuesday, July 24, at Calvary Day School. The second camp will be held on Wednesday, July 25, and Thursday, July 26, at Pooler Recreation Park, 900 S. Rogers St., in Pooler.

More than 300 athletes have signed up for the events. Registrations will be open until Friday, July 20. There will also be walk-up registrations available at both locations.

Kids & Pros Logo

Kids & Pros, which was started by Curry and fellow NFLalum Bobby Butler in 2002, is a 501©3 nonprofit grounded in five core life principles called Game Changers for Life: Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Integrity, Perseverance and Excellence.

Curry will be on hand at both camps to share coaching tips and encourage players’ motivation and will be joined by other former NFLplayers, college players and local high school and youth coaches. The camps run from 6-9 p.m. each day and are open to kids of all skill levels. In addition to three hours of instruction each day, a Parent Info Session will be held the first day of each camp from 6:20-7:20 pm.

Kids & Prosoffers the only free, character-based, non-contact football skills camp in the area. For more information, visit https://www.kidsandpros.com.

ABOUT KIDS & PROS
Kids & Pros, Inc. is a non-profit organization, started in 2002 by former Atlanta FalconsBobby Butler and Buddy Curry to teach character and skills through athletics. Kids and Proswill celebrate its 17th Summer Camp season, providing weekly youth football camps, clinics and football safety training across the country including: Lee County, GA, Houston County, GA, Birmingham, AL, Louisville, KY, Lynchburg, VA, Stafford, VA, Huntsville, AL, Chantilly, VA, Hampton, GA, Bozeman, MT, Charlotte, NC, Knoxville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Norcross, GA, Coweta County, GA, Danville, VA, Canton, NC, Bluffton, SC, Savannah, GA, Sylva, NC, Chastain Park, GA. For more information on Kids & Pros, Inc., please log onto our website at www.kidsandpros.com, follow us on twitter @kidsandpros, or connect with us on Facebook at Kids & Pros, Inc.

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 Groupbrings 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 912.777.3404or visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

CONTACT
Buddy Curry
Executive Director
404-849-8314
buddy@kidsandpros.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912.856.9075
www.ceciliarussomarketing.com

Fitness Expert Janet McCarthy to Speak at Aug. 28 Enmarket Encourage Health Education event

Fitness Expert Janet McCarthy to Speak at Aug. 28 Enmarket Encourage Health Education event

(SAVANNAH, GA) Certified fitness trainer Janet McCarthy, who believes fitness in the workplace can improve personal effectiveness and benefit an organization’s bottom line, will bring her message to a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

McCarthy’s presentation will be the third of four presentations held in the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series.

Janet McCarthy Encourage Health

Janet McCarthy

It comes as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates nearly 60 percent of employees do not get adequate exercise, and a 2014 article in Corporate Wellness magazine said unhealthy lifestyle choices cause up to 90 percent of healthcare spending cost American businesses more than one trillion dollars a year in lost productivity.

This, McCarthy said, is why workplace wellness programs are more important than ever.

“These programs educate employees on how to feel better on the job, both mentally and physically, but they also foster better work performance and can actually decrease turnover rates,” McCarthy said. “They are a win for employee and employer.”

She said workplace fitness programs also can create an atmosphere of camaraderie, making workers feel more valued and instilling a greater sense of goodwill toward the employer.

McCarthy is a personal trainer and instructor at Memorial Health, Savannah Golf Club, Hunter Army Airfield and the Landings Club. She earned a bachelor of science degree in communications with a health science focus from Georgia Southern Universityand is certified by Interactive Fitness Trainers of America in personal training, aqua aerobics and spin.

During the Encourage Healthevent, a $1,000 grant will be presented to theSavannah Derby Devilsfor encouraging female athleticism and adult exercise through skating. The women’s flat-track roller derby league promotes the sport of roller derby and works to empower women of all shapes, sizes and walks of life to develop their full potential whether as a skating athlete, staff support or event volunteer. The group organizes practices, coordinates fundraising events and develops training clinics.

This marks the fifth year for the EnmarketEncourage Health Education Series, conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning Newsand Savannah Magazine.

Each of the presentations in the 2018 EnmarketEncourage Health Education Serieswill take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Demere Center for Living, located at 6000 Business Center Dr, Savannah, GA 31405.

To register for this or any of the upcoming lectures, visit www.healthysavannah.org.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarketcurrently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 stores as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

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

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 16, 2018

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QUESTFEST BRINGS THOUSANDS OF GIRLS TO SAV
(SAVANNAHNOW) About 1,100 Girl Scouts stormed Savannah for the 2018 Girl Scout QuestFest, “a scavenger hunt of epic proportion” through the Historic District of Savannah, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. For three days, teams of about 10 to 15 scouts each set out in search of an experience, rather than an item, according to Sue Else, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia CEO. Read the full story at http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180713/more-than-1000-girl-scouts-storm-savannah-for-2018-questfest

CHAIR OF SOUTHERN COAST HEART BALL NAMED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce Catherine Donaldson will chair the 22nd Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. The Heart Ball will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The AHA’s local Life is Why sponsor, Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, is also excited to be part of this incredible event. The AHA is also pleased to announce that Audi Hilton Head will be this year’s legacy sponsor for the fifth year in a row. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/catherine-donaldson-named-chair-of-the-southern-coast-heart-ball/

Catherine Donaldson, chair of Southern Coast Heart Ball

Catherine Donaldson


DON’T BE A VICTIM: AVOID TECHNOLOGY SCAMS

(Savannah, GA) Keith Fletcher, COO of Speros, discusses today’s tech support scams and how to avoid them. See the full interview here: http://www.wtoc.com/story/38614595/dont-be-a-victim-tech-support-scamsKeith Fletcher, Chief Operations Officer, of Speros


SANDFLY WOMEN’S BUSINESS OWNERS COALITION MEETING JULY 18

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women’s Business Owners Coalition will hold a meeting on Wednesday, July 18, at 8 a.m. at Cutter’s Point Coffee. Organized by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental, members meet biannually to discuss the current state of business in Sandfly and to exchange insight on new businesses and news in our community. The meeting is open to any female business owner in the Sandfly, Isle of Hope, Dutch Island, Landings or Southside area. For more information, call 912.826.4037.

LDSS HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) has hired its first executive director. Kayla Johnson will be responsible for administering the growing organization’s activities and annual events, including the one-mile Buddy Walk, the Night of Champions gala dinner and Camp Buddy. For more information, visit http://www.ldssga.org/.

Kayla Johnson, Low Country Down Syndrome Society Executive Director

Kayla Johnson, Low Country Down Syndrome Society Executive Director


MAKE YOUR WEBSITE GDPR COMPLIANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are becoming increasingly popular, and your business needs to know how to comply with the rules. Lauren Dingus, Director of the Web and Social Media Department at Speros, explains how to do so. Read the full article here: http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180707/dingus-make-your-website-gdpr-compliant

TEAMS SELECTED FOR CANFIELD MOUTH SHEILD PROGRAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Two teams have been selected for the 2018 Canfield Mouth Shield Program – Jenkins High School and Savannah Christian Preparatory School.  Each team will receive free custom-made mouth guards in school colors. Mouthguards provide stability to the players’ jaws and cushion blows that can cause severe dental injuries such as broken teeth, fractured jaws, gum lacerations and injuries to their lips or tongue.  For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/angela-canfield-jenkins-and-savannah-christian-mouth-guards/

SUBARU 2017 SHARE THE LOVE EVENT DONATION

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head presented nearly $23,000 to the Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine. This marks the fourth year in a row that Peacock Subaru has chosen Volunteers in Medicine to receive a local share made available in conjunction with Subaru of America, Inc.’s Share the Love program. For more information visit


GEORGIA’S HANDS-FREE LAW: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you haven’t yet heard about the new Hands-Free Georgia Act, you’re at risk for receiving a ticket. Joanie Iaco of Peacock Automotive helps citizens understand the new law in her article which navigates the rules and implications for all drivers. Read the full article here: http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180703/letters-to-editor-wednesday-navigating-georgias-new-hands-free-law

Joanie Iaco, Peacock Automotive

Joanie Iaco


TIPS FOR MILLENNIAL ENTREPRENEURS

(FORBES) Whether you are a startup founder or a small business owner, how you work with others and the personality you project can have a significant impact on the success of your company.  To read more visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/07/03/nine-tips-for-millennial-entrepreneurs-to-improve-their-leadership-potential/#4545d1465288

LEARN ABOUT THE SUPER SHARKS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society encourages locals to participate in ‘Super Sharks Day’ on July 22 from 5-7pm. Super Sharks is a special needs competitive cheerleading team who practice and compete throughout the year. For more information, call 912-856-4078. To register, contact bhjavino@gmail.com. To learn more about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, visit https://ldssga.org/.

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT HOSPICE CARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah, a member of the National Partnership for Hospice and Innovation, is pleased to share myths and facts from the organization about end of life care. Read the 15 myths vs. facts about Hospice care at http://www.hospicesavannah.org/de-bunking-hospice-myths/

FAMILY TIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates, a Savannah architecture firm, was recently asked to work on a project that would encompass renovating an historic Tybee raised cottage that had sheltered four generations of one family. They were also commissioned to build a companion structure on the adjacent lots.  Savannah Magazine published an article on the home’s history and the work Felder & Associates did on the renovations.  To read the article, visit http://www.savannahmagazine.com/family-ties/ House built by Felder & Associates

LEGAL PERSPECTIVE: GDPR

(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a data privacy law that gives citizens of the EU far more control over their personal data and requires businesses to keep all such data private, safe and protected. Any company that collects data on people who live in the EU must follow the new regulations, no matter where the company is based. That means that if you own a company in Savannah but sell to a European customer, you are subject to the new GDPR privacy rules. Learn more http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180707/bowen-everything-you-need-to-know-about-gdpr

NEW EVENT DESIGN COMPANY, JARDINIERE

(BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC) With over thirty years of combined experience in event planning and floral design, Dakotah Terrace and Terry Simmons have launched a new Event Design company, Jardiniére. Headquartered at 61 Arrow Road, STE. E, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Jardiniére’s facility features a consultation showroom, reception, office and studio workroom. The company offers services in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Mt. Pleasant and Charleston areas, as well as the greater Savannah area. Distinguishing themselves from planners and coordinators, Jardiniére owners affirm that they create one-of-a-kind experiences for clients by achieving the desired decor looks through typography, linens, rentals and florals. For more information, visit www.jardiniereevents.com. The company is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jardiniereevents/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jardiniere_events/

EIGHT TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL MEDIA INTERVIEWS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join us for our July session of our monthly OPEN FOR BUSINESS® series. This month, we are helping you prepare for all of your upcoming media interviews! Join the conversation on our Facebook event page where you can find this month’s article and all of the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674276016019586/

DAWNS DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GETS TWO THUMBS UP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sixty young ladies from the surrounding area recently began the 2018- 2019 session of Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. During the first week-long session, twenty- three experts from Chatham and Bulloch Counties put on interactive workshops that focused on leadership, financial management, self-esteem and character building, public speaking, goal setting, time management, SAT prep, tips to overcome bullying, and more. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/students-give-dawns-daughter-leadership-academy-two-thumbs-up/

Dawn's Daughter 2018

Dawn’s Daughter 2018-2019


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE PURCHASES COLUMBIA PROPERTIES

(JASPER CO., S.C.) Peacock Automotive, headquartered in the Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina, has announced it is expanding in Columbia with the purchase of Jim Hudson Hyundai and Genesis at 310 Greystone Blvd. The acquisition of the Columbia properties will increase Peacock Automotive’s inventory by 350 new and pre-owned vehicles and add 30 jobs to the group, which employs more than 700 people in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. With this acquisition, Peacock Automotive has added more than six acres and a little over 33,000 square feet of facilities to its footprint of 24 automotive dealerships in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, thereby giving the company a total of 538,054 square feet of facilities and 122 acres of land. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

SAVANNAH LEADING THE WAY IN TECHNOLOGY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia legislature has designated Savannah as a logistics technology innovation corridor along Interstate 16 and Interstate 95. Keith Fletcher, COO of local technology services firm, Speros, played a key role in achieving this status by appearing before the Senate study committee on two separate occasions. Fletcher was able to highlight the some of the many advantages Savannah brings to the table. He also heads a local task force that has been working on the corridor. Read more about the new designation at
(FORBES) Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don’t believe you’ll succeed, you won’t.  To read more, visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2016/08/02/8-unrealistic-expectations-that-will-ruin-you/#76891d9619f0

ENMARK ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the second session of the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Flux Nourishment Community was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for community health research and diet and wellness education. Flux Nourishment Community is a non-profit that uses community-based participatory research and works with community leaders, including those in indigent and minority populations, to bring the message of empowering health through nourishment and to provide services to those in need of nutrition education and wellness coaching. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present Encourage Health Education Grant to Flux Nourishment

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present Encourage Health Education Grant to Flux Nourishment


LEOPOLD AND PRESSLY JOIN BETHESDA BOARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy is pleased to welcome Hollywood movie producer and Savannah businessman Stratton Leopold and educator Paul Pressly to the institution’s board of governors. Leopold, a Savannah native who has been in the film business for more than 40 years, has nearly 60 film and television credits to his name ranging from executive producer and producer to casting director and actor. Pressly is director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance at the Ossabaw Island Foundation and is a past headmaster of the Savannah Country Day School. The two new board members will join officers Cliff McCurry, chair; William T. Moore, vice chair; Quentin Marlin, secretary; Jim Trolinger, treasurer; and fellow members Linda Bleicken, Ellen Bolch, J. Ryan Chandler, Brian Harlander, John C. Helmken, H. Michael Hughes, Diane Ingram, R. Kevin Jackson, Leslie Littlejohn, Joe Marinelli and Donna Stafford. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org

Paul Pressley, Bethesda Academy Board

Paul Pressley,


FOURTH ANNUAL KIDS & PROS FOOTBALL CAMP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Kids & Pros No-Contact Football Camps will be held at two locations in the Savannah area. The first camp will be held on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at Calvary Day School, located at 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404. The second camp will be held on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 at Pooler Recreation Park, located at 900 S Rogers St, Pooler, GA 31322. Sponsors for this year’s camp include Chatham Orthopedics, J.C. Lewis Ford, GenCapital, The Dewitt Tilton Group, Byrd Cookie Company, Neurological & Spine Institute, Memorial Health University Medical Center, SunTrust Bank, Oliver Maner, LLP, Hussey Gay Bell, Walmart and Enviro Vac Industrial Services. For more information on Kids & Pros, visit https://www.kidsandpros.com.

DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT SKINCARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology shares skincare facts: “Experts say you only need 1oz, or 1 shot glass worth of sunscreen each application. That’s about how much it takes to cover exposed skin areas.” To learn more about Low Country Dermatology, visit https://lcderm.com/

“QUICKBOOKS ONLINE” HOSTED AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, will host QuickBooks Online Tuesday, July 24 from 9am – 4pm. Cost $169. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern or call 912-651-3200 for more info.

BIZPITCH SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Got an idea for a unique exciting new product or service? Then consider the new “BizPitch Savannah” entrepreneurial competition, a kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank.” It’s a chance to pitch your idea to a panel of judges with the potential to win $2500 in cash and a package of professional start-up business services worth an estimated $7,500. Must apply before Aug 1, 2018. Competition rules and application forms are available at http://bizpitchsavannah.com.

BizPitch Savannah™, presented by the Savannah SCORE

BizPitch Savannah™, presented by the Savannah SCORE


LSEGA 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2019 course. The deadline to nominate is Friday, Aug. 3. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or regional leaders, or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations may be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com).

ENCOURAGE GIRLS TO PURSUE STEM CAREERS

(TIME) Women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. In the field of engineering, for example, women earned fewer than 20 percent of doctorates in 2014.  To read more visit http://time.com/5338372/girls-stem-careers/

LOCAL COALITION TO SPEAK AT NAT’L CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Members of the local community organizer coalition, The Political Rascals, have been invited to speak at the national Netroots Nation 2018 conference in New Orleans. Their proposal, Moving the Ball Forward in the Deep South: Why What Works in Your Town Don’t Work in Ours, was selected out of 300 proposals and will be one of the main events at the three-day conference. For more information or to donate to their campaign, visit the campaign fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/events/239191990148096/

PERFORMANCE INITIATIVE LIFTERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Eleven Performance Initiative weightlifters compete at 2018 Youth National Championships.  They brought home 3 National Championship titles, 1 silver medalist, 1 bronze medalist, 1 female 13U Best Lifter and 3 national records set. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceInitiatives/

SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com

FAITH EQUESTRIAN BOOTS & BBQ 

(GUYTON, GA) Join Faith Equestrian for their 1st Annual Boots and BBQ fundraising event. Come dressed in your favorite boots and cowboy hat to enjoy a Yee Haw evening of BBQ, country dancing and a great auction. Also get ready to compete in the best boots, best hat contest where you can win great prizes, all to benefit Faith Equestrian’s Program to serve individuals with special abilities in our community. Saturday, Aug 18 at 6 PM. $40 single ticket, $70 couple. https://www.facebook.com/events/229427577674467/

PLAY GOLF FOR HOSPICE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament, presented by USI Insurance Services, will be held at The Landings Club’s Plantation Course on Friday, September 7, 2018. Driving range and lunch will be available at noon, with a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start. Greens fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. Registration and sponsorship information is available at www.HospiceSavannah.org/Golf

GEORGIA POWER PRESENTS SPORTS AWARDS LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council will host its 2018 Georgia Power Sports Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 26 at the Savannah Golf Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.The luncheon honors local athletes and business partners who have excelled at their given sport or profession. To purchase a table or tickets for the annual event, visit http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/sports-luncheon-registration-2018.pdf

MEET NATALIE!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Natalie, a 5 month old female lab mix.  This adorable girl loves to cuddle in your lap and play tug of war.  She is looking for her forever home!  If you are interested in adopting her, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-172-natalie/.  (By the way, her brother Andy is available too!)

Over $5,000 Presented to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

Over $5,000 Presented to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sustainativitypresented $5356.00 to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelterto be used for new energy efficient appliances. The Shelter, located at 514 East Henry Street, is open 24 hours a day and offers a safe and loving environment to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 11 to 17.

“Sustainativity’s donation makes a huge impact on our shelter operations,” said Park Place OutreachExecutive Director Julie Wade. “The new appliances will reduce our utility bills and will allow our shelter to be more energy and environmentally efficient moving forward.”

Park Place Outreach

Tommy Linstroth, founder of Sustainativity, presents a check of over $5,000.00 to Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, for energy efficient appliances for the shelter.

Sustainitivityis a local non-profit agency that promotes energy efficient practices. The organization chose Park Place Outreachas its 2017 community partner.

“We are excited to provide new, energy efficient appliances for Park Place”, said Chair Tommy Linstroth. “With round the clock operations, they’ll really make an impact, both on the kids and with lowering utility bills.”

Park Place Outreachoperates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County where runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth ages 11-17 can self report without an agency referral. All services are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school. The staff also offers individual, group and family counseling with follow-up visits after a resident returns home, as well as non-residential services including an after-school tutorial and drop-in center, recreational services and after-care services.

The mission of Sustainativityis to improve the vibrancy of the community through direct philanthropic investments. All money raised goes to implementing sustainability projects for nonprofit organizations, such as Park Place Outreach, to help them succeed in their mission while minimizing their environmental impact.

Since opening in 1984, Park Place Outreachhas served over 6500 at-risk teens. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

To learn more about Sustainativityand its sponsored events, go to http://www.sustainativity.org/events.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER:
Park Place OutreachYouth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach– Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelterhas helped more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.orgor find us on Facebook.

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA, 31401
912-234-4048Fax 912-651-3621
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Savannah SCORE Offers Opportunity for Entrepreneurs to Win $10K to Launch Their New Business

Savannah SCORE Offers Opportunity for Entrepreneurs to Win $10K to Launch Their New Business

(SAVANNAH, GA) Got an idea for a unique exciting new product or service? Then consider the new “BizPitch Savannah™” entrepreneurial competition, a kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank.” It’s a chance to pitch your idea to a panel of judges with the potential to win $2500 in cash and a package of professional start-up business services worth an estimated $7,500.

BizPitch Savannah™, presented by the Savannah SCORE

BizPitch Savannah™, presented by Savannah SCORE

This can either be a new start up or, if you have an existing business, you must have obtained your Savannah-Chatham business license after March 1, 2017. You must be at least 18 years old. Applications will be accepted through midnight, Wednesday, Aug. 1, with a $25 non-refundable application fee payable at the time of submission.

Eight finalists will be announced on Aug. 10, and will make their pitches to a panel of judges at the “BizPitch Savannah™” event on Friday, Sept. 7, from 4-6:30 p.m. at The Creative Coast, 2222 Bull St.

The five judges are Jesse Cole, entrepreneur and owner, The Savannah Bananas; Jen Bonnett, vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship for the Savannah Economic Development Authorityand executive director of The Creative Coast; Susan Speros, founder and president of Speros Business Technology Solutions; Sheree Darien, community development loan officer, Small Business Assistance Corporation; and a certified Savannah SCOREBusiness Mentor.

Three winners will receive the cash and services.

Competition rules and application forms are available at http://bizpitchsavannah.com.

BizPitch Savannah™” is presented by the Savannah Chapter of SCORE, the nation’s largest provider of free business mentoring and educational programs for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Sponsorships and donations for the event include those from:

MassMutual
Savannah Economic Development Authority
Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
Savannah Morning News / GateHouse Media
ArcMedia Group
Small Business Assistance Corporation
Bouhan Falligant
Kenkel Design
Wells Fargo – The Private Bank
City of Savannah Office of Business Opportunity
The Creative Coast
HunterMaclean
Yates-Astro
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.
Salesdialers.com
Ad Specialty Services

For more info please contact Savannah SCOREat bizpitchsavannah@gmail.com.

 

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Hires New Executive Director

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Hires New Executive Director

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kayla Johnson, former service learning coordinator at Savannah Country Day School, has been hired as the first executive director of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society(LDSS).

Johnson, who has developed non-profits, implemented innovative programs and leveraged strategic community partnerships, also founded and was the former director of the Zoe Foundation, Inc.

Kayla Johnson, Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Executive Director

Kayla Johnson, Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Executive Director

As executive director of the LDSS, she will administer the growing organization’s activities and annual events, including the Buddy Walk, the Night of Champions awards banquet and Camp Buddy.

“When I learned that LDSSwas expanding and hiring an executive director, I was thrilled for the organization’s growth and honored to be considered for the position,” Johnsonsaid. “Working with such an impactful, local organization will be a dream.”

LDSShas grown from a group of four families who banded together in April 2006 with a shared experience of having a family member with Down syndrome to a society that has attracted thousands of parents, children, advocates, community volunteers and corporate supporters.

The LDSSboard conducted an extensive search to find someone to help grow the organization.

“We are blessed to have found someone who shares our vision for the future,” said Candy Bogardus, founding member, past president and current member of the LDSSboard. “There is an endless amount of continued good and education to come from LDSS, and Kaylahas the grace and strength to help us champion our goals of acceptance and inclusion.”

Johnson, a native of Baton Rouge, La., earned a bachelor of arts in communication from Louisiana Tech University and a master of arts in communication from the University of Arkansas. She and her husband, Clay, have three children.

“After spending the past year exploring New Jersey, we are delighted to return to our second home, Savannah,” Johnsonsaid. “Our homecoming is sweetened just knowing the wonderful crew of LDSSis welcoming us into their network of good. I am very thankful.”

ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society(LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSSencourages people to bring their children. LDSSis an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

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

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
www.carriagetradepr.com