Bethesda Academy Announces Open House to Take Place December 3, 2017

Bethesda Academy Announces Open House to Take Place December 3, 2017

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy will host an open house on Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Diamond Dining Hall for prospective students to get a glimpse of the education the historic school offers.

The open house will begin at 2 p.m. Bethesda Academy is located at 9520 Ferguson Ave., and applications are being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year.

Bethesda Academy is known for its tradition of excellence. Young men in grades 6-12 benefit from small class sizes, supportive teachers and yearly campus internships.

The school, which dates to 1740, prides itself on transforming every boy into a young man of the utmost character. The Bethesda experience goes beyond the classroom walls. Its core values, which include a love of God, a love of learning and a strong work ethic, are instilled in every student.

Bethesda also boasts a dynamic and disciplined athletic program as well as an outstanding preparatory curriculum focused on career and higher education pursuits. No student leaves Bethesda without entrepreneurial and “real world” leadership skills.

“We want everyone to see what it’s like to get an education at Bethesda,” said Bethesda Academy president Michael Hughes. “We don’t just educate. We truly transform, and anyone who comes out on December 3 will most definitely find that out for himself.”

For more information about the open house, contact Brandi Hebron-Simpson, director of admissions, at 912.351.2066 or brandi.hebron@bethesdaacademy.org.

For more information about Bethesda Academy, visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

Bethesda Academy

Bethesda Academy

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY:
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. It is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and a “hands-on” comprehensive curriculum that includes technology applications and STEM opportunities. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

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

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Peacock Automotive Hosts Santa’s Workshop for Local Kids

Peacock Automotive Hosts Santa’s Workshop for Local Kids

Peacock Automotive will host a free family event on Dec. 9 at Peacock Auto Mall

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive plans to host “Santa’s Workshop” from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, for local families. The event will be free of charge and will take place at the Peacock Auto Mall, located at 84 Auto Mall Blvd. near Bluffton.

Guests will enjoy photos with Santa Claus, gingerbread cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar and free hot dogs. Live musician, David Ross, will be performing Christmas carols that guests are encouraged to sing along.

There will also be a toy collection drive benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry. Wish-list items for the toy drive include children’s books, coloring books, toy trucks, building blocks, multicultural dolls, musical toys, play dough sets, large piece puzzles, pull toys, sports equipment, board games and art supplies, including glue sticks, markers, scissors and stickers. All toys must be new and unopened and can be dropped off at any dealership in the Peacock Auto Mall from now leading up to the event.

“During the holiday season, we always strive to find ways to give back even more to our community,” said Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “Peacock Automotive is centered around our family-first values, and this event is focused on bringing Christmas cheer to the boys and girls of the Lowcountry.”

According to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 84 percent of members who attend Clubs regularly believe they can make a difference in the community. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry operates six clubs in Beaufort and Jasper Counties with over 2,200 members ages six to 18 years.

For more information, please visit www.peacockautomall.com or Peacock Auto Mall’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PeacockAutoMall/.

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa's Workshop

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa’s Workshop

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida and employs more than 600 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. Thirteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including AudiChryslerDodgeFiatGenesisHyundaiJaguarJeepLand RoverPorscheRamSubaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Savannah Volkswagen and Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C., and its subsidiary Peacock-Griffey Automotive owns Peacock Subaru and Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and The Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Q&A: Please Meet Mike Hughes

Q&A: Please Meet Mike Hughes

Please Meet H. Michael Hughes Ph.D.
President
Bethesda Academy

Q: When did you join Bethesda?
A: I started my service as President of Bethesda Academy in the summer of 2016.

Q: What is your experience in education and how long have you been an educator?
A: Prior to accepting the position at Bethesda, I served as headmaster for 5 years at Antilles School in St. Thomas, which is considered to be one of the finest independent schools in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I also led Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville as its superintendent (president) during a six-year comprehensive rebranding period from 1999 to 2005. I taught college for eight years at West Point, and also served as Director of the Center there. I have been a teacher for 31 years and earned graduate degrees at the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Q: What motivated you to get into education?
A: I was inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s vision for his final years to establish an institution of learning for those who follow us. I thought that becoming a school leader to inspire and develop young people would be a very meaningful, intrinsically satisfying way to end my working career. And it has.

Q: What did you do before becoming an educator?
A: After graduation from West Point, I proudly served our nation as an Infantry officer in the United States Army during a 22-year career. My service included assignments in California and at Ft. Benning, GA; as well as with the U.S. European Command in Germany and in the Middle East. I also served as an infantry rifle company commander along the DMZ in Korea and culminated my military career as a tenured associate professor at West Point.

Q: What is your most meaningful contribution as a teacher/mentor?
A: As a teacher of leadership and counseling for eight years at West Point, I taught hundreds of cadets and had a life-changing impact on an entire generation of young men and women who would become superb Army officers. I take pride in celebrating the successes of my former students, whether they become community leaders or represent our Country in leading the global war on terror.

Q: What sets your leadership style apart?
A: My leadership style is very intense, focused, hands-on and engaged. During my numerous experiences as a leadership instructor at West Point, MIT, and the Army, I learned the key lesson that leadership skills can be learned if taught in several modes including theory and practical skills combined with an opportunity to learn from other successful leaders from many areas of life.

Q: What are your most memorable awards?
A: Truly, my “most memorable” award was the privilege of working with America’s finest young men and women at West Point, the United States Army, and in fine schools like Bethesda Academy. When I retired from active duty in 1999 as a Lieutenant Colonel, I was humbled to receive the Legion of Merit for my contributions to the United States Army and West Point. Also, during my doctoral studies and formal training at the University of Virginia, I was selected as a lifetime member of the prestigious Raven Society for my contributions to the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville community in leadership and community service.

Q: What is your vision for Bethesda Academy?
A: I believe Bethesda will become a transformative leadership academy that provides a superb academic and preparatory experience, both college and vocational, to help each boy reach his potential. To achieve this, we have renewed and strengthened our mission to teach meaningful leadership skills to each Bethesda boy and created a new curriculum to support it.

Q: What are three things you want the community to know about Bethesda Academy?
1) Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. That being said, we are no longer an orphanage. Now we are a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve and are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
2) Bethesda Academy is an all-male school, and as such, we are fiercely proud that 95 percent of our students graduate on time, and 85 percent of our students go on to college.
3) Bethesda Academy is formalizing an organizational structure to build an effective leadership team and beginning the transformation to a leadership academy.

Q: What are the benefits of an all male school?
A: Founded on a belief in God, Bethesda nurtures boys through competency-based, flexible instructional programs and work preparation so they will grow into responsible citizens. Bethesda offers an education in a smaller, supervised, supportive environment. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and STEM curriculum.

Q: Does Bethesda offer any special programs?
A: Students in grades 9–12 spend one class period of their schedule each day in one of our Campus internships. While the experiences are all unique, students are taught and expected to demonstrate solid work ethic skills. Student interns are currently managed by peer mentors in the following areas: athletics, athletic training, wildlife sanctuary and preserve, dining services, office assistants, development marketing and hospitality, introduction to digital media, teacher’s aide, cattle and beef program, farm and gardens and maintenance.

Q: How can the community get involved?
A: The community can help by providing funding support and opportunities for internships, as well as externship experiences.

Q: How many employees do you have?
A: We have 40 staff members.

Q: Who is your favorite author and what is your favorite book?
A: I first read “Once an Eagle” by Anton Myrer in 1976 when I was an infantry commander stationed in Korea. It is both a military book and a leadership book and a great study in character, contrasting the lives of two officers. One takes care of his soldiers and serves his country. The other man serves himself only, always seeking a higher rank. A valuable lesson I learned from reading the book is always to get on the ground and see what’s really happening with the people you lead.

Q: Tell us about your family and what you enjoy doing when you aren’t working.
A: My wife Donna and I love it here in Savannah. During my military career, I spent time at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield and developed an appreciation and love for the Savannah area, so it felt like coming home when we came to Bethesda and Savannah. Donna and I have three grown children, two daughters and a son, two of whom are teachers, and one who is an attorney. I like working out by weight lifting and exercising on a tread-climber. I also enjoy spending time with my wife, along with outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and exploring.

Bethesda Academy President H. Michael Hughes, Ph.D.

Bethesda Academy President H. Michael Hughes, Ph.D.

Contact information:
Location: 9520 Ferguson Road, Savannah, GA 31406.
Call: 912.644.4376
Email: mike.hughes@bethesdaacademy.org. 
Website: www.bethesdaacademy.org

Ten Things Parents Should Know about Autism

Ten Things Parents Should Know about Autism

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism Open House Nov 15

With 1 in 68 children, 1 in 44 boys, and 1% of USA population having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the below list will help parents identify signs and symptoms of autism.

They can also stop by The Open House for The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, taking place Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30-7:00 pm.

The Center for Autism operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism as part of the ADVANCE Academy. For more information visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/

The following is a modified excerpt from Ron Sandison’s blog, 10 Things Teachers should know about Autism.

1.Every child with autism is unique. Some children are nonverbal and may never be able to speak. Many children with autism are highly intelligent and learn to read and write at an early age. Some children with an autism diagnosis can have an unbelievable gift for math, music, or art. Parents should know that autism is a spectrum, and each child is distinct and should not be labeled based on his or her place on the bell-shaped curve. A high-support child may not be a low-functioning child.

2.Every child with autism has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. Parents must use learning styles that fit the child’s strengths.

3.Children with autism usually have a special interest. We should use the child’s passion as a motivational tool for learning new subjects. Julie Ann Reed, whose son has Asperger’s, said, “If your son or daughter has an obsession, use it to help him or her to learn new material. My son Paul is obsessed with computers; so I use computers as a reward system.”

4. Children with autism usually have repetitive behavioral patterns. Parents should understand a child’s routine and help him to follow his patterns to prevent a tantrum or meltdown. Disruptions in schedule can result in extreme anxiety and anger.

5.Children with autism usually have sensory issues. Most of us pay little attention to our senses. When you feel cold, you put on a sweater. When music is too loud, you turn down the volume. For some children with autism, senses provide unreliable information causing great discomfort and anxiety. These children may experience sensory issues with touch, sound, taste, smell, or sight. Parents need to be aware of sensory issues a child may experience in his environment.

6.Children with autism may display stimming behavior. When you bite your nails, tap your pencil, or twirl your hair, you are engaging in the behavior pattern called stimming. This behavior with children of autism can include flapping their hands up-and-down, pacing in circles, rocking back-and-forth, or spinning their whole body. Autistic stimming can be a hindrance by prohibiting the child from interacting with peers.

7. Children with autism tend to experience difficulty with understanding verbal instructions. Parents should relay their instructions in easy-to-follow steps and also use visual aids to ensure your child understands your instructions.

8. Children with autism may have difficultly decoding social cues. Inability to interpret nonverbal communication will cause a child to feel awkward in social settings. Parents should teach students with autism to model their peers through deliberate and specific observation and instruction.

9.Children with autism who lack social skills may make inappropriate and mean comments. Parents need to be prepared for a child with autism to say hurtful words and not to take those comments personally. Teach the child by your own example to say words of praise and thanksgiving.

10. Like all children, children with autism need your love and encouragement. Many children with autism may feel isolated due to having been bullied. Your love and support will encourage your students.

MRCA also offers regular instructional and training opportunities to parents and family members, educators, health professionals, college interns and self-advocates.

Ron Sandison works full-time in the medical field and is a professor of theology at Destiny School of Ministry. He is a task force member for the Autism Society’s Faith Initiative and is on the autism spectrum. (http://www.autism-society.org/10-things-every-teacher-know-autism/)

Matthew Rearden Center for Autism Open House

ABOUT THE MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM (MRCA):
MRCA operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism. They have provided advocacy and outreach services to more than 800 families across southeast Georgia and have hosted professional training and instructional opportunities for more than 4,000 family members, educators, health professionals and self-advocates. The organization was incorporated in 2000 and currently serves 22 students through ADVANCE Academy. They have 11 full-time employees and operate in a 6000 sq foot suite located at 6602 Abercorn St #200, Savannah, GA 31405. Website: http://www.matthewreardon.org/

DIRECTIONS TO MRCA:
The center is located off the Northeast corner where Abercorn St. intersects with Jackson Blvd. (just north of Chucky Cheese), 2nd floor.

CONTACT
Patti T. Victor, President and CEO
The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, Inc, and Advance Academy
912-355-9098 (office)
912-352-2460 (fax)
pvictor@matthewreardon.org
www.matthewreardon.org

Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire Announces Holiday Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank

Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire Announces Holiday Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, Savannah’s eco-friendly and caring alternative to traditional junk removal, is holding a food drive to benefit America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia food bank.

“We chose this as The Junkluggers’ first official charity event because we are drawn to the synergy between organizations with the same purpose – helping those in the community,” said Trevor Hess, owner and president of the local franchise. “Our family has participated with and volunteers for Second Harvest, and it’s a charity we believe in and want to support.”

During November, Hess and his wife, Misty, who is also his business partner, will be asking customers to participate by donating non-perishable foods at the time of service. They hope to raise $2,400 and collect 15,000 food items.

The Junkluggers will then deliver the donations to the Second Harvest food bank on Friday, Dec. 8. The warehouse and distribution center serves more than 300 non-profit and faith-based agencies throughout 21 counties in Coastal Georgia.

“The food bank distributes more than 12 million pounds of food throughout Coastal Georgia to help relieve hunger each year,” Hess said. “Not only does this help families in need, but it also rescues truckloads of food that retail businesses might otherwise discard into the waste stream.”

It is estimated that food procured by Second Harvest represents a savings of greater than $19 million dollars in food costs for its partner agencies, which allows them to provide other services to those in need.

“Our mission is similarly aligned to the food bank’s in that we believe in donating first, recycling next and avoiding landfills as much as possible,” Hess said. “As an eco-friendly, caring alternative to traditional junk removal, our goal is to protect the community we live in by sorting everything we put on the truck for donations, recycling and disposal, with the landfill always being the last stop for any items removed.”

Junkluggers is committed to presenting monthly donations to local charities and is developing partnerships with several local causes and non-profits. For more information, please call 912-712-0227 or visit www.junkluggers.com.

MORE ABOUT THE JUNKLUGGERS OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, owned by Trevor and Misty Hess, serves as an environmentally friendly junk removal company for Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty counties in coastal Georgia, plus Jasper and Beaufort counties in South Carolina. The company offers same day and next day appointments. Specializing in both residential and commercial clean-outs, Junkluggers accepts everything from furniture to construction debris, including office equipment, heavy machinery and appliances. All luggers are background-checked and professionally trained, and the company is insured with 100 percent property damage protection. The company is committed to partnering with local charities in service to the community as well as providing public education on issues such as recycling, donating and repurposing. For more information, please call 912-712-0227 or visit www.junkluggers.com.

CONTACT
Trevor Hess
The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire
912-712-0227
www.junkluggers.com
trevor.hess@junkluggers.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-856-9075
www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Peacock Automotive Announces Acquisition of Savannah Hyundai

Peacock Automotive Announces Acquisition of Savannah Hyundai

(SAVANNAH, GA) Peacock Automotive has announced it bought the Savannah Hyundai dealership at 7011 Abercorn Street from previous owner Mark Medinger on Nov. 8. With the addition of the new Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Automotive has expanded its Savannah footprint to cover more than 15 acres with four conveniently located dealerships.

“We have owned the Hyundai dealership in the Bluffton, S.C., area since 2006,” said Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “We like the brand and like working with this manufacturer, which is known for offering a 10-year, 100-thousand-mile warranty. The Savannah Hyundai location is also perfect for us, as it is next to our other properties in Savannah.”

Peacock Hyundai of Savannah has approximately 30,000 square feet, including a service department, used car facility and new car facility. It’s located next to Peacock Automotive’s Savannah Volkswagen, Savannah Fiat and Alfa Romeo of Savannah dealerships.

“This new acquisition is now part of the Peacock Automotive family, so customers will receive the same great treatment, service and selection that they receive at all of our other dealerships,” Peacock said. “We want our customers to have the best experience possible when buying or servicing their vehicles, and Hyundai will embrace this as well. Our No. 1 goal is zero dissatisfied customers.”

The Hyundai dealership was updated recently to meet the car manufacturer’s corporate identity standards and to better serve customers. Current employees will stay with the Peacock Automotive group. Overall, the firm will add 60 jobs to its roster of about 600 people employed at its 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. The company is headquartered at the Peacock Auto Mall at the I-95 Hilton Head Island gateway near Bluffton, S.C.

Angelo Minichiello, who manages Peacock Automotive’s other Savannah dealerships, has been named general manager of Peacock Hyundai of Savannah. For more information about Peacock Hyundai of Savannah, visit www.peacockhyundaiofsavannah.com. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

Peacock Hyundai Savannah

Peacock Hyundai Savannah

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida and employs more than 600 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. Thirteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including AudiChryslerDodgeFiatGenesisHyundaiJaguarJeepLand RoverPorscheRamSubaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Savannah Volkswagen and Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C., and its subsidiary Peacock-Griffey Automotive owns Peacock Subaru and Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and The Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Auto Mall

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 13, 2017

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PEACOCK HYUNDAI SAVANNAH ACQUIRED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Peacock Automotive has announced it bought the Savannah Hyundai dealership at 7011 Abercorn Street from previous owner Mark Medinger on Nov. 8. With the addition of the new Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Automotive has expanded its Savannah footprint to cover more than 15 acres with four conveniently located dealerships. For more information, visit www.peacockhyundaiofsavannah.com.

Savannah Hyundai, Peacock Automotive

Savannah Hyundai, Peacock Automotive


MATTHEW REARDON CENTER OPEN HOUSE NOV.15

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism has recently expanded their existing 6,000-square-foot facility by 1,000 square feet. The Center for Autism operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism as part of the ADVANCE Academy. The Open House will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30-7:00 pm. For more information visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/ or watch this news clip from WTOC http://www.wtoc.com/clip/13865830/matthew-reardon-center

Matthew Rearden Center for Autism Open House


DEADLINE EXTENDED: NOV 17
RED, WRITE AND THANK YOU CHRISTMAS CONTEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cinnamon Bear Stores are holding a writing contest for military children and their families to win a trip for four to New York City. The ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’ is open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member who will be deployed during the holiday season. The deadline to enter is Friday, November 17. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-27/gift-store-holds-writing-contest-children-deployed-military-personnel 

MARSH HARBOR HIGH TIDE MOONLIGHT MINGLE NOV 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a “Marsh Harbor High Tide Moonlight Mingle” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 15, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Coastal Georgia. Featuring music, dancing, food and drink, the event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitemarsh Island home of Donald and Carole Arpin. For more information or to RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1936730639880830/

Moonlight Mingle Open House

Moonlight Mingle Open House


WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL LEADER?
(INC) Remember These 5 Things Before You Post on Social Media

https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/want-to-be-a-successful-leader-remember-these-5-things-before-you-post-on-social-media.html?cid=hmside3


PUTTING HUNGER OUT OF BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) What does hunger in coastal Georgia look like? It’s a mother of three, juggling multiple jobs to afford daycare and feed her children; an elderly man living on social security and attempting to pay for the expensive, life-saving medicines he needs to survive; a child struggling to concentrate in class after eating a candy bar for breakfast. Mary Jane Crouch, executive director of Second Harvest, wrote an article about the facts surrounding hunger in our area, and what programs Second Harvest has set up to help end this crisis. Visit http://savannahnow.com/accent/2017-11-09/put-hunger-out-business to read the article. 

NATIONAL AMBUCS ELECTS PRESIDENT FROM SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan, a local businessman and former president of Savannah AMBUCS, was elected to serve as president for the National AMBUCS organization during their recent convention in Osage Beach, Mo. Sheehan’s term, which began in October, runs for one year. For more information, visit https://savannahambucs.com

YOUNG RECEIVES HELEN V. HEAD AWARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations is the recipient of the 2017 Helen V. Head Business Advocate Award. The honor, presented by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, recognizes one individual each year for her/his belief in and support of small businesses. Hear from Marjorie Young at  https://youtu.be/Ld7t6VDV298 

NEW CHILDREN’S SAVANNAH-BASED BOOK, BY LOCAL AUTHOR MAXINE PINSON, DUE TO ARRIVE IN LATE NOVEMBER
(SAVANNAH, GA) “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is a laugh-out-loud children’s book with valuable life lessons to be learned. Written by local author Maxine Pinson, author of “Lowcountry Delights Cookbook and Travel Guide” (co-authored with her daughter Malyssa), “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is expected to be available in late November–just in time for Christmas shopping.  Readers of Carriage Trade are offered $1 off each book ordered, plus free shipping (up to 4 books sent to same address) if ordered by Nov. 18th.  In addition, a “Sammy the Squirrel” coloring sheet will be included with each book ordered, as long as the limited supply lasts.  Plus, there will be a drawing for an adorable 8″ plush gray squirrel (just like Sammy!) from orders received no later than Nov. 18th  For complete details and ordering information, go to “How to Order Book Online” link at www.sammyandgrammy.com and follow the directions, using PROMO CODE: CT. 

JUNKLUGGERS OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE OPENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) An eco-friendly and caring alternative to traditional junk removal has opened in the greater Savannah area. The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire will haul away items people no longer want or need but also strive to donate and recycle as much as possible to keep items out of landfills. Junkluggers also returns a tax-deductible receipt for anything they are able to donate on their customer’s behalf. For more information, visit www.junkluggers.comThe JunkLuggers Logo

9 PHRASES BOSSES SHOULD USE TO MOTIVATE

(INC) 45% of employees say words of affirmation are the primary way they like to be shown appreciation in the workplace.

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/9-phrases-bosses-should-say-often-to-inspire-motivate-others.html


LOOP IT UP
(SAVANNAH, G) The Metro Savannah Rotary Club will host their annual service partner fundraiser on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6pm.  This year’s service partner and beneficiary is Loop It Up Savannah, a local non-profit that provides art education and enrichment for children.  Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

http://metrosavannahrotary.org/event/retro-metro-art-bazaar/


UNITED WAY AND HORSES
(FAITH EQUESTRIAN)  United Way helping Faith through horses http://www.faithetc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/WSAV-News-3-at-6-00_2013_11_07.mp4

REBRANDING PEACOCK COLLISION CENTER

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has rebranded its NRAM Collision Center, just down the road from the firm’s Peacock Auto Mall, as the Peacock Collision Center. Peacock Automotive recently celebrated their fifteenth anniversary and rebranded the New River Auto Mall as Peacock Auto Mall. The rebranding of Peacock Collision Center now associates the family name with this facility as well. For more information visit www.peacockcollisioncenter.com

Peacock Collision Center

Peacock Collision Center


SCHEDULE REGULAR DENTAL VISITS
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) While every patient is unique, it’s recommended to schedule a dentist visit at least once or twice a year to maintain your dental health. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

CAREERS IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) With development increasing and the commercial construction workforce declining, local Savannah entrepreneur Chris Tilton of the Dewitt Tilton Group is encouraging young Americans to consider a career in commercial construction. In a recent column, Tilton contests popular misconceptions about the construction industry and makes the argument for fellow commercial construction companies to reframe how they are perceived by millennials. Read the article here: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-19/tilton-commercial-construction-needs-workers-projects-rise 

$19,019 DONATION TO SECOND HARVEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enterprise Rent-A- Car Foundation donated $19,019.57 to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The foundation’s ‘Fill Your Tank’ program


YOUTUBE KIDS
(MASHABLE) YouTube is adding another layer of protection to keep inappropriate content off its YouTube Kids app. http://mashable.com/2017/11/09/youtube-kids-new-policy/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#PSdWCMsM4aqc

CARLOS MILLEN
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Carlos Millen of Savannah, Ga represented the USA at the 2017 Youth Pan American Games.  Millen placed 5th as a member of Team USA.  He lifted for his first time on the international competition stage. His efforts resulted in combined lift of 223Kg, placing 5th.  Performance Initiatives (PI), Inc, strengthens hearts, minds and bodies of over 140 children annually through it’s after school programs. PI is home to Coastal Empire Weightlifting Club (CEWC) and Savannah CrossFit and provides classes for both adults and children. CEWC is a United States Amateur Weightlifting (USAW) 2018 Athlete Training Center. https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/carlos-millen-of-savannah-ga-represents-usa-at-2017-youth-pan-american-games/

SAVANNAH YOUTHS WITHOUT A HOME

(SAVANNAH, GA) As we look to the holiday season as a time spent with family and loved ones, we also pause in November for National Runaway Prevention Month for youth living on the streets and without the support and security of a safe and loving family. Julie Wade has written an article to raise awareness about the gravity of the problem locally and nationally. To learn more and find out how you can help, read the article here http://savannahnow.com/column/opinion/2017-11-04/julie-wade-too-many-savannah-youths-lack-place-call-home

Julie Wade Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Julie Wade


ENMARKET RAISES OVER $30,000 FOR LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. In an effort to help support the fight against blood cancer, enmarket stores sold paper icons to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and raised over $30,000.  For more information, visit www.enmarket.com.

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


ROTARY GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE

(ROTARY) The local district of Rotary has selected seven members to begin training for its Group Study Exchange (GSE) team to Hyderabad, India in early 2018. The 2018 GSE team includes (from left to right) Cari Phelps, Lisa Grove, Jasmine Head, Brigitte Shanken, John Neely (Team Leader), Jose Dacruz and Joey Darley. For the full story, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/local-rotary-selects-seven-members-for-group-study-exchange-to-india/2018 Group Study Exchange Team


ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT GOES TO GIRL SCOUTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia were awarded a $1,000 Encourage Health grant on Oct. 24 during the fourth luncheon and lecture of the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series, held at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium in Savannah. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Melody McCarthy, Events Coordinator at enmarket; Mark Bennett, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Sue Else, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Tom Feldman, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Paula Kreissler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Melody McCarthy, Events Coordinator at
enmarket; Mark Bennett, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Sue Else, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Historic
Georgia; Tom Feldman, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Paula Kreissler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah.


EVERYONE CAN CODE

(MASHABLE) Apple’s initiative has gone global. http://mashable.com/2017/11/09/apple-everyone-can-code-global/?utm_cid=hp-r-1#7NfXT8A8PsqT


STATESBORO YMCA BY FELDER & ASSOCIATES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has announced the grand opening of a new $2.5-million, fifty thousand square foot facility in Statesboro, Ga., held Saturday, October 28. Felder & Associates of Savannah served as architect for the project. For more information, visit http://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/

Felder & Associates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The New Statesboro Facility of YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Felder & Associates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The New Statesboro Facility of YMCA of Coastal Georgia


JUNIOR LEAGUE COMMUNITY PROJECTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah is taking applications for Community Projects and Community Assistance Funds that align with their current focus of K-12 education performance. For more information or to apply, visit https://jrleaguesav.org. The application deadline is Nov. 15.

MUSIC IN EDUCATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of Massie are pleased to announce that Roger Moss will be the next speaker for the History and Learning Lecture Series on WednesdayNov. 15, at the Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon St. The doors open at 6 p.m., presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Reservations are required, visit massieheritagecenter.wordpress.com/events or call 912-395-5070.

THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah magazine has announced plans for the annual Best of Savannah Party, Wednesday, Nov. 15,  at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Hutchinson Island. The event will honor winners of the annual readers’ poll in the categories of dining, nightlife, shopping, services and community.  For more information or to buy tickets, visit https://savannahmagazine.com

BLUFFTON BOOK FESTIVAL
(BLUFFTON, SC) Bluffton Book Festival is scheduled for November 16th, 17th, & 18th. It features a lecture series, workshops, and other added activities.  Here’s a link to the 60 authors that will be there: https://www.blufftonbookfestival.com/2017-authors


GRAND OPENING: SOUTHERN MOTORS ACURA 
ON CHATHAM PARKWAY NOV 18
(SAVANNAH, GA) On November 18th, from 10:30 am – 5pm, the Kaminski Family invites you to help celebrate the grand opening of their new 32,000-square-foot dealership at 102 Park of Commerce Dr. on Chatham Parkway.  As part of the festivities, Southern Motors will be giving away a free two-year lease on a new Southern Motors Acura ILX. For rules and contest entry, visit http://savannahnow.com/SMAcuraGiveaway#/gallery.  Read the full story at http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-11-11/southern-motors-acura-has-new-home

TOMMY HOLLAND’S MUSICAL TOY DRIVE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Savannah area musicians on Saturday, November 25 for Tommy Holland’s annual musical toy drive for kids from 8-11 pm at bar.food in Savannah’s Habersham Village shopping center.  Enjoy performances by the Midtown Pickers, plus, help inspire the next generation of musicians by bringing a musical toy to be donated to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program. Please give generously and make sure your donation is one any child would be proud to have. Cash donations and gift cards are also welcome. Thanks and giving never felt so good! For more information, visit goo.gl/QXGL7o 

AUTISM GIVING DAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) #GivingDay Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Your donation enables children to master the challenges of autism.  Since 2000, hundreds of children have attended Matthew Reardon Center for Autism ADVANCE Academy, southeast Georgia’s only accredited, year-round day school for children diagnosed with autism and similar developmental delays. Annual per student cost is approx. $34,500; to ensure that every child who needs to attend is financially able to do so, annual tuition is set at $9,350.  Every student at ADVANCE Academy receives the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB10).  PLEASE DONATE HERE: https://matthewreardon.networkforgood.com/projects/39043-unlocking-potential

SPEAKERS SOUGHT FOR 2018 ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and enmarket are accepting speaking nominations for the 2018 Encourage Health Educational Series. This marks the fifth year for the health-focused series, which features speakers on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic and a short description of what the audience would learn. Please attach a bio and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board. Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational program should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30.

BETHESDA ACADEMY’S 2018-19 OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Please join us at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 for  Bethesda Academy’s 2018-19 Open House for an information session on becoming a Bethesda Academy Blazer for the upcoming academic year. Established in 1740, our core values remain the same: a love of God, a love of learning and a strong work ethic. We can’t wait to meet you! http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/

SECRETS TO CLOSING SALES DEALS
(INC) Sales superstars share their best advice to closing more sales deals.https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/15-sales-superstars-share-their-best-advice-for-closing-more-deals.html

WINE & FRIES WITH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is hosting a Wine & Fries fundraiser on Thursday, December 7 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, fun food, drinks, music, and more. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-fries-2017-tickets-39251919548. Tickets are $25 for Red Shoe Members and should be purchased by calling the Ronald McDonald House at 912.350.7641. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

SANDFLY HOLIDAY FAIR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Market Place announces plans for Sandfly Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 9 from 5 – 9 p.m.8511 Ferguson Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, pet photos with Santa, food trucks, local art, live entertainment, and more. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/327617697647955/?active_tab=discussion

INTRODUCING MUMBLES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Mumbles, a male Siamese mix.  Mumbles is just over a year old and very small – under 10 pounds.  He is very affectionate and ready for his fur-ever home.  To view Mumbles and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-120-mumbles/