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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 26, 2016

Posted by mysavannah on September 26, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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CECILIA RUSSO’S 2016 BIG WIG CAMPAIGN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo announces her participation in the 2016 Big Wig Campaign for the Susan G. Komen Society of Coastal GA. Russo aims to honor Kelly Burke, Paulina Tawil, Amy Phillips Toler, Kathy Cottrell Moore, Anne McDonough Adams and Stephanie Aliotta Coomer through her campaign. It will also be in loving memory of Gloria Turner Fischer and Marolyn Tyler Lasuzzo. Please consider donating to her campaign at http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR/BIgWig/SAV_CoastalGeorgiaAffiliate?px=4890113&pg=personal&fr_id=6683

UNHOLY TOUR SHINED SPOTLIGHT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Commissioner Tim Echols presented the “Unholy Tour” to shine a spotlight on Human Sex Trafficking in Savannah. Participants were shown the locations that trafficking takes place in Savannah. Read the full story here: http://www.wjcl.com/article/unholy-tour-held-in-savannah/3616018

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY HOSTED OPEN HOUSE TO SHOWCASE NEW CUTERA LASER 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, invited patients and guests to learn more and see demonstrations of the new Cutera Lasers. Cutera and Dysport representatives were on hand, along with the Howington staff, to answer questions and demonstrate the products. The Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments for hair removal and vascular conditions. For more information about this new laser, visit http://www.lcderm.com

ST. ANDREWS NAMED BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL BY SAVANNAH MAGAZINE
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School is pleased to be selected as the Best Private School in Savannah by the readers of Savannah Magazine for the 2016 Best of Savannah. Inspiring young people, age 3 through grade 12, St. Andrew’s is an International Baccalaureate World School. For more information, visit www.saintschool.com
LDSS ANNOUNCES STRATTON LEOPOLD AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR 11TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society has announced Stratton Leopold as the Grand Marshal for the 11th annual Buddy Walk on Oct. 1. Leopold is a film producer and ice cream shop owner from Savannah. He will lead the one-mile march at the event. The Buddy Walk will begin on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/ldss-announces-stratton-leopold-grand-marshal-11th-annual-savannah-buddy-walk/

FREE P.A.D SCREENINGS FOR PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of September being Peripheral Arterial Disease P.A.D awareness month, Savannah Surgery Center will once again be offering free screening days for those who may be at-risk of the disease. The screenings will take place at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140, on Friday, Sept. 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This is the third year Savannah Surgery Center has held this screening event for the public. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-surgery-center-offers-free-p-d-screenings-peripheral-arterial-disease-awareness-month/

HOW SMALL BUSINESSES SHOULD HANDLE
(MASHABLE) Can Growth Hurt Your Small Business?

http://mashable.com/2016/09/14/just-one-thing-growth/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#UWoXKNhgMGqx

JOHNNIE GANEM AND THE SAVANNAH WOMEN’S COUNCIL OF REALITORS HOST BENEFIT FOR THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER ON SEPT. 27

(SAVANNAH, GA) Johnnie Ganem Inc. and The Savannah Women’s Council of Realtors will host Wine Tasting with Chef Jean-Yves Vendeville on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. The event will take place at Johnnie Ganems, 501 Habersham Street, Savannah, GA 31401, a $15 minimum donation is required. For more information on the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire, visit http://www.rccsav.org/

HORIZONS SAVANNAH HOSTS GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS ON SEPT. 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will host the “Grab a Bag for Kids” event on Friday, September 30 at the Savannah Golf Club. This event will feature designer purses to be auctioned off and a lunch for guests. The auction begins at 11:00 a.m. and the lunch starts at noon. The cost is $30/person or $300 for a table ten. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

 
DAVENPORT HOUSE HOSTS “YELLOW FEVER IN SAVANNAH 1820” THIS OCT.
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host “Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820” on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month of October. In 1820, the city of Savannah experienced a widespread outbreak of yellow fever. The Davenport House will recreate the epidemic and pay special emphasis on Savannah’s first female physician, Mary Lavinder. Guests will walk through the candlelit house and see the fat and experiences that affected half the city first hand. These reenactments will take place on Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $22 in advance and $25 at the door, reservations are recommended due to limited space. For more information visit, www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org
CHANGE YOUR MIND

(INC) 2 Brain Hacks That Will Change How You See The World
http://www.inc.com/andrew-thomas/2-brain-hacks-that-will-change-how-you-see-the-world.html

A JOY RIDE FOR THE BODY AND SOUL ON OCT. 1
(SAVANNAH, GA) Yoga & Coloring Meditation Workshop: KALI theme with Kelley Boyd on Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm. A Joy Ride for the Body and Soul! You will harness and embrace your inner warrior through a powerful and grounding yoga practice suitable for students of all levels. Expect creative sequencing of strong standing postures, mind sharpening balance postures leading to a cool down and a deep relaxation. Nurturing follows your yoga practice as you settle into stillness with a color meditation (designs will be provided) while Kelley leads you through the magical & mythical story of Kali’s Birth, Death and Rebirth. Full details at http://savannahyoga.com/workshops
BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH TO HOLD “THE FOUR SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC” OCT. 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dr. Allen Hunt will speak at The Blessed Sacrament located at 1003 E. Victory Drive, Saannah, GA 31405. The presentation will be presented by Dynamic Catholic on “The Four Signs: Incredible Possibilities for Your Life and Your Parish.” Guests will leave with a personal plan to help them become the best versions of themselves. Dr. Hunt is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author. Register at http://cart.dynamiccatholic.com/The-Four-Signs-Savannah-GA-p/fs100116.htm

#GETYOURGREEKON AT SAVANNAH’S 66TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL OCT. 6-8

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit http://www.savannahgreekfest.com

Think Out Your Work Area

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 14 Items Everyone Should Have On Their Desk
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RED, WHITE, AND BLUE MEMORIAL BBQ ON OCT. 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is set to host the Red, White and Blue BBQ. The second annual BBQ, to benefit The Two Hundred Club’s Fallen Heroes Memorial, will feature live music, delicious barbecue, Coca-Cola products and beer. The event will be held in Ellis Square on Saturday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.twohundredclub.org

HOSPICE SAVANNAH GOLF TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED FOR OCT. 24

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament presented by USI Insurance Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Landings Club’s Plantation Course. The Driving Range and lunch will begin at noon. A four-man scramble (captain’s choice) will begin at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start. The fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. All proceeds benefit Hospice Savannah. For more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Golf/

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

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

COASTAL PET RESCUE INTRODUCES MIDNIGHT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces 1-year-old midnight located at the Coastal Pet Rescue. Midnight was rescued on June 7, 2015, she is housebroken and good with cats and kids. To learn more about Midnight, visit

http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-069-midnight/

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 19, 2016

Posted by mysavannah on September 19, 2016

CECILIA RUSSO’S 2016 BIG WIG CAMPAIGN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo announces her participation in the 2016 Big Wig Campaign for the Susan G. Komen Society of Coastal GA. Russo aims to honor Kelly Burke, Paulina Tawil, Amy Phillips Toler, Kathy Cottrell Moore, Anne McDonough Adams and Stephanie Aliotta Coomer through her campaign. It will also be in loving memory of Gloria Turner Fischer and Marolyn Tyler Lasuzzo. Please consider donating to her campaign at http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR/BIgWig/SAV_CoastalGeorgiaAffiliate?px=4890113&pg=personal&fr_id=6683

 

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY HOSTED OPEN HOUSE TO SHOWCASE NEW CUTERA LASER 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, invited patients and guests to learn more and see demonstrations of the new Cutera Lasers. Cutera and Dysport representatives were on hand, along with the Howington staff, to answer questions and demonstrate the products. The Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments for hair removal and vascular conditions. For more information about this new laser, visit http://www.lcderm.com
ST. ANDREWS NAMED BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL BY SAVANNAH MAGAZINE
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School is pleased to be selected as the Best Private School in Savannah by the readers of Savannah Magazine for the 2016 Best of Savannah. Inspiring young people, age 3 through grade 12, St. Andrew’s is an International Baccalaureate World School. For more information, visit www.saintschool.com
LDSS ANNOUNCES STRATTON LEOPOLD AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR 11TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society has announced Stratton Leopold as the Grand Marshal for the 11th annual Buddy Walk on Oct. 1. Leopold is a film producer and ice cream shop owner from Savannah. He will lead the one-mile march at the event. The Buddy Walk will begin on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/ldss-announces-stratton-leopold-grand-marshal-11th-annual-savannah-buddy-walk/

TAKE THIS SURVEY TO HELP FACILITATE BETTER BIKING IN GEORGIA

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Bikes is developing an action plan aimed at increasing safety for people who bike, and need your help to under the challenges. Click on this link to fill out the survey, https://www.georgiabikes.org/blog/481-survey-ga-bicycle-safety-action-plan?mc_cid=5a11bfbddf&mc_eid=08fa9719ff

EMPOWERING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS

(INC) Women Entrepreneurs Are Crushing it in 2016
http://www.inc.com/quora/women-entrepreneurs-are-crushing-it-in-2016.html

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE UNVEILS NEW LOGO

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance (SFA) is pleased to debut its new logo, developed by Ray Jacobs of Tytan Creates. The emblem is intended to provide a strong brand statement to the film industry about SFA’s mission in promoting the Savannah area film community and will serve as a symbol of pride and ownership for SFA members. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-film-alliance-unveils-new-logo-developed-newly-appointed-creative-director-ray-jacobs/

ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH AIDS SAVANNAH TREE FOUNDATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The most recent Enmarket Encourage Health Education program included a $1,000 check presentation to the Savannah Tree Foundation, a 33-year-old nonprofit organization aiming to protect all trees in Savannah and Chatham County. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/healthy-savannah-enmarket-present-1000-encourage-health-grant-savannah-tree-foundation/

SAVANNAH SURGERY CENTER OFFERS FREE P.A.D SCREENINGS FOR PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of September being Peripheral Arterial Disease P.A.D awareness month, Savannah Surgery Center will once again be offering free screening days for those who may be at-risk of the disease. The screenings will take place at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140, on Friday, Sept. 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This is the third year Savannah Surgery Center has held this screening event for the public. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-surgery-center-offers-free-p-d-screenings-peripheral-arterial-disease-awareness-month/

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY, IT’S HOW YOU SAY IT

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 11 Horrible Body Language Habits
http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-body-language-mistakes-job-seekers-make-2016-9

SAVANNAH JAYCEES PRESENT ALMOST $2,000 TO 11 LOCAL NONPROFITS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees presented 11 local nonprofit organizations with almost $2,000 on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Savannah Tap House. The money was raised during the Jaycees’ Third Annual Charity Date Night Auction, where the participants chose local charities to donate 50 percent of their winnings. To learn more visit, http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-jaycees-present-almost-2000-11-local-nonprofit-organizations/ 

SAVANNAH BASED FILM COMPANY, SILVER LINE FILMS, ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Silver Line Films, LLC has announced it is set to begin production of a new independent feature film, “Take 2 For Faith,” an inspirational drama starring Patrick Muldoon, Deana Carter, Nia Sioux, Dallas Lovato, Aaron O’Connell and Joel Rush; and directed by Nancy Criss. Janelle Arthur, Top 5 finalist on American Idol and 16 time Grand Ole Opry performer, will be portraying the lead role of Faith Winters in the film. Written by Jason Usry and Kenneth Lemm and produced by Savannahian Chris Helton with Gabrielle Evans Fields, “Take 2 For Faith” is the inspiring story of a Nashville country music legend who seeks refuge in her rural Texas hometown following a public fall from grace. For more information on Silver Line Films, visit http://silverlinetv.com/

SCCPSS PARTNERS WITH COPE TO PROVIDE HEALTHY FOODS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Students and Faculty at Beach High School partner with COPE to provide healthy foods for Beach parents and staff every first Thursday of the month. COPE (Childhood Obesity Prevention + Education) stands by a threefold approach to combating childhood obesity and behavioral health. They offer education and prevention programs to parents and caregivers. To learn more about their efforts, visit http://www.copeforchange.org

YMCA RECEIVES GIFT FROM GEORGIA-PACIFIC SAVANNAH GYPSUM
(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia received a $2,000 reward from Georgia-Pacific Savannah Gypsum. The contribution will provide financial assistance to the Y readers program that serves five urban elementary schools in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School District. To learn more, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/ymca-receives-gift-from-georgia-pacific-savannah-gypsum/
“HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOV’T” SEMINAR ON SEPT. 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Business Development Center will be hosting a seminar on “How to do Business With the Federal Government” on Wednesday, September 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. This will take place at Business Innovation Group, Georgia Southern University City Campus, 58 East Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458. They will also be hosting a workshop called “All About Certifications” on Thursday, September 22, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.This event will be held at Small Business Resource Center at 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401. The cost to attend both is $30 each and space is limited. To register, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/southern-coastal or call 912-651-3200 for questions. 

BEST OF SAVANNAH PARTY ON SEPT. 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Magazine presents the “Best of Savannah” party, themed “Havannah Nights”, to be on Thursday, September 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Get tickets at www.bestofsavannah2016.eventbrite.com

SCCPSS IS HOSTING FOUR INFORMATION SESSIONS ON TEACHING WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE ON SEPT. 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is hosting “The Alternative Pathway to Teaching” information sessions on Thursday, September 22. These sessions will be located at the Whitney Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah GA. The times for the sessions are 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. All participants must pre-register at http://www.teachsavannah.com

BEST OF SAVANNAH PARTY ON SEPT. 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Magazine presents the “Best of Savannah” party, themed “Havannah Nights”, to be on Thursday, September 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Get tickets at www.bestofsavannah2016.eventbrite.com

SCCPSS IS HOSTING FOUR INFORMATION SESSIONS ON TEACHING WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE ON SEPT. 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is hosting “The Alternative Pathway to Teaching” information sessions on Thursday, September 22. These sessions will be located at the Whitney Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah GA. The times for the sessions are 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. All participants must pre-register at http://www.teachsavannah.com

PURCHASE A NEW BIKE AT THE SAVANNAH BICYCLE CAMPAIGN BIKE SALE ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 25

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Bicycle Campaign will be hosting its annual bike sale on Sunday, September 25 at the headquarters, 1301 Lincoln St. Purchasing a bike will benefit affordable transportation to those in need and will aid in The Savannah Bicycle Campaign making a positive impact in people’s lives. To learn how to make a difference, visit http://bicyclecampaign.org/new-standard-cycles/volunteer-with-new-standard-cycles/?mc_cid=5a11bfbddf&mc_eid=08fa9719ff

HORIZONS SAVANNAH HOSTS GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS ON SEPT. 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will host the “Grab a Bag for Kids” event on Friday, September 30 at the Savannah Golf Club. This event will feature designer purses to be auctioned off and a lunch for guests. The auction begins at 11:00 a.m. and the lunch starts at noon. The cost is $30/person or $300 for a table ten. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

LIFE POPCORN AND MOVIE PEER SUPPORT SOCIAL ON SEPT. 22

(Savannah, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will be hosting a Popcorn and a Movie Peer Support Social, Thursday, September 22nd, from 1:00 – 3:30 pm, in LIFE’s conference room located at 5105 Paulsen Street, Ste. 143-B. We will enjoy the movie, Extraordinary Measures, which is based on events in the life of John Crowley and his family, and dramatizes the father’s quest to find a cure for Pompe disease, a relatively rare genetic condition that afflicts two of his three children. For additional information, contact Jessica Mathis at 912.920.2414, jmathis@lifecil.com or visit www.lifecil.com

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION KEYS

(FORBES) 6 Ways Personal Branding is Your Secret Weapon
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2016/09/05/6-ways-personal-branding-is-your-seo-secret-weapon/#285d56653863

DAVENPORT HOUSE HOSTS “YELLOW FEVER IN SAVANNAH 1820” THIS OCT.
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host “Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820” on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month of October. In 1820, the city of Savannah experienced a widespread outbreak of yellow fever. The Davenport House will recreate the epidemic and pay special emphasis on Savannah’s first female physician, Mary Lavinder. Guests will walk through the candlelit house and see the fat and experiences that affected half the city first hand. These reenactments will take place on Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $22 in advance and $25 at the door, reservations are recommended due to limited space. For more information visit, www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org
A RELAXING JOY RIDE THROUGH YOGA AND COLORING OCT. 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) Yoga & Coloring Meditation Workshop: KALI theme with Kelley Boyd on Sat, Oct 1 at 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, a joy ride for the body and soul! You will harness and embrace your inner warrior through a powerful and grounding yoga practice suitable for students of all levels. Expect creative sequencing of strong standing postures, mind sharpening balance postures leading to a cool down and a deep relaxation. Nurturing follows your yoga practice as you settle into stillness with a color meditation (designs will be provided) while Kelley leads you through the magical & mythical story of Kali’s Birth, Death and Rebirth. Full details at http://savannahyoga.com/workshops

BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH TO HOLD “THE FOUR SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC” OCT. 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dr. Allen Hunt will speak at The Blessed Sacrament located at 1003 E. Victory Drive, Saannah, GA 31405. The presentation will be presented by Dynamic Catholic on “The Four Signs: Incredible Possibilities for Your Life and Your Parish.” Guests will leave with a personal plan to help them become the best versions of themselves. Dr. Hunt is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author. Register at http://cart.dynamiccatholic.com/The-Four-Signs-Savannah-GA-p/fs100116.htm

UNDERSTANDING THE ‘GAME’ CAN HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

(INC) 5 Tips for Powerful PR in the Digital Age
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#GETYOURGREEKON AT SAVANNAH’S 66TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL OCT. 6-8

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit http://www.savannahgreekfest.com

HUGS HOSTS HALLOWEEN PARTY AND COSTUME CONTEST ON OCT. 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) HUGS, Heads-Up Guidance Services, will host the 2016 BOO BASH Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 21 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post on Bull Street. The night will be filled with music, dancing, a costume contest, a 50/50 raffle, food specialties by local chefs, and more. Guest must be 21 and over to attend, the cost is $35/person and tables of 8 can be reserved for $280. For more information visit, http://www.headsupsavannah.org

HOSPICE SAVANNAH GOLF TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED FOR OCT. 24

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament presented by USI Insurance Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Landings Club’s Plantation Course. The Driving Range and lunch will begin at noon. A four-man scramble (captain’s choice) will begin at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start. The fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. All proceeds benefit Hospice Savannah. For more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Golf/

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

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

COASTAL PET RESCUE INTRODUCES MITCHELL

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Mitchell, a golden retriever mix looking for his forever home. Mithcell is a large lovable dog that is good with cats and children. Stop by the Coastal Pet Rescue and consider taking this guy home to be your next pet. For more information on Mitchell, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-d-360-mitchell/

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YMCA Receives Gift from Georgia-Pacific Savannah Gypsum

Posted by mysavannah on September 16, 2016

YMCA Receives Gift from Georgia-Pacific Savannah Gypsum

Generous donation will provide support for essential youth programming.

SAVANNAH, GA  SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 – The YMCA of Coastal Georgia, has received a $2,000 gift from Georgia-Pacific Savannah Gypsum. This generous contribution will provide financial assistance to the Y Readers program which serves five urban elementary schools in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School District.

The Y Readers program is a free after-school academic achievement program that helps students who are reading below grade level or at high risk of falling behind. The program is an extended school day for these promise students, helping them raise or maintain their academic standing, increase their reading scores, and improve self-efficacy. The program is slated to serve 216 students in the 2016-2017 school year.

A group of team members from Georgia-Pacific Savannah Gypsum visited YMCA of Coastal   Georgia to present a check for $2000, designated for the Y Readers program. [Photo attached] Shown here at the check presentation are (from left) ) Rustan Stewart, human resources manager, Jose  Casanova, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum plant manager, Joel Smoker, Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of Coastal Georgia, and Justley Harston, environmental coordinator.

To learn more about the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, visit http://ymcaofcoastalga.org/

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About the YMCA of Coastal Georgia

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has been serving the Coastal Georgia community for over 160 years, and continues to work every day to advance its cause to strengthen community through its 3 areas of focus; youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  Today the YMCA of Coastal Georgia operates 11 units, in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, McIntosh and Glynn Counties; included is the Pryme Tyme before and after school program, operating in 55 elementary and middle schools throughout the markets served. The YMCA serves men and women, girls and boys of all ages and from all walks of life. All of this and more is accomplished while putting forth the Y mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

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Low Country Dermatology Hosted Open House to Showcase New Cutera Laser

Posted by mysavannah on September 15, 2016

Savannah’s Only Dermatologist Office Certified on New Technology

(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, invited patients and guests to learn more and see demonstrations of the new Cutera Lasers. Cutera and Dysport representatives were on hand, along with the Howington staff, to answer questions and demonstrate the products.

The Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments for hair removal and vascular conditions.

“Demand for laser procedures continues to increase, and we will be ready to meet that need with the best system on the market,” said Dr. Howington. “We finished clinical training specifically geared for the Cutera lasers and I am pleased to announce that Courtney Zechman, our esthetician, is now certified to use Cutera’s excel V and excel HR™ systems.”

The Cutera systems are made in the U.S. and were the first FDA-approved laser brand. They are designed for high-quality, high-volume output and feature innovations in safety, effectiveness and patient comfort. The excel V is the only tunable laser system on the market that combines two laser wavelengths in one device with a larger premium sapphire cooling tip.

“In a national patient preference study measuring comfort and satisfaction for laser hair removal, 100 percent of the patients chose excel HR over a competitive laser hair removal device,” explained Zechman. “Offering two separate handpieces, CoolView and Genesis, the system has the flexibility to treat any case, from superficial and deep vascular conditions to benign pigmented lesions.”

Laser hair removal remains the single largest segment in energy-based medical aesthetic procedures. A report by U.S. Markets for Laser, Light and Energy Devices forecasts that laser hair removal procedure volumes have doubled since 2013, to 2.5 million procedures anticipated in 2017.

For more information about this new laser, visit http://www.lcderm.com.

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) Elizabeth Brennan, Low Country Dermatology Certified Physician Assistant; Aaron Moll; and Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology.

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) Elizabeth Brennan, Low Country Dermatology Certified Physician Assistant; Aaron Moll; and Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology.

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A, Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, call 912-354-1018 or visit http://www.lcderm.com. To connect on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology.

CONTACT
Courtney Zechman
Esthetician
Low Country Dermatology, LLC
310 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 12 A
Savannah, GA 31406
P: 912-354-1018
F: 912-354-1019
http://www.lcderm.com

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Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
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LDSS announces Stratton Leopold as Grand Marshal for 11th Annual Savannah Buddy Walk

Posted by mysavannah on September 12, 2016

LDSS announces Stratton Leopold as Grand Marshal for 11th Annual Savannah Buddy Walk

(SAVANNAH, GA) Film producer and ice cream shop owner, Stratton Leopold has been named as the Grand Marshal for the 11th annual Savannah Buddy Walk hosted by Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. Thousands of people are expected to attend this year’s event to raise awareness and funds for local programs, including Camp Buddy and Night of Champions.

“I am honored to be selected as the Grand Marshal to lead the one-mile march this year for the Savannah Buddy Walk,” said Leopold. “I grew up in this city and am eager to help raise awareness for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, an organization dedicated to providing help and support to people with Down syndrome and their families.”

In his film career, Leopold is noted for producing several movies including, “The Sum of All Fears,” “Mission: Impossible III,” “The General’s Daughter” and the remake of “The Wolfman.” Leopold is also well known for his local ice cream shop, Leopold’s Ice Cream, on E Broughton Street.

The Buddy Walk will begin on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park. The event is open to all ages and abilities; LDSS encourages those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers to attend. Participants may also bring their pets as well.

Immediately following the walk, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold a family-fun festival in the park until 2 p.m. Activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting, princess and pirate booths, bounce houses, games, music and refreshments. There will also be special performances from the Imani Milele Choir, an energetic group of orphans visiting from Uganda, Africa.

The Buddy Walk takes place in October in honor of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The goals of this annual event are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome while influencing national and local policy and practice.

For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505, jcbogardus@gmail.com or visit http://www.ldssga.org

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MORE 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 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

CONTACT
Candy Bogardus
jcbogardus@gmail.com
912-728-8505

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Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 12, 2016

Posted by mysavannah on September 12, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE UNVEILS NEW LOGO
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance (SFA) is pleased to debut its new logo, developed by Ray Jacobs of Tytan Creates. The emblem is intended to provide a strong brand statement to the film industry about SFA’s mission in promoting the Savannah area film community and will serve as a symbol of pride and ownership for SFA members. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-film-alliance-unveils-new-logo-developed-newly-appointed-creative-director-ray-jacobs/

ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH AIDS SAVANNAH TREE FOUNDATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The most recent Enmarket Encourage Health Education program included a $1,000 check presentation to the Savannah Tree Foundation, a 33-year-old nonprofit organization aiming to protect all trees in Savannah and Chatham County. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/healthy-savannah-enmarket-present-1000-encourage-health-grant-savannah-tree-foundation/
VIDEO OF ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH PRESENTATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) As the third of four lectures presented by enmarket in the Encourage Health Series, Denise Grabowski spoke on “10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to a Healthy Life.” To watch the presentation, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCA9DhbQ1fc
MACY’S HELPS PARK PLACE OUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is the recipient of a $1,500 grant from Macy’s. The grant money will be used towards operational and program expenses. Located at 514 East Henry Street in Savannah, Park Place Outreach is open 24 hours a day for homeless, abused or runaway youth. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-presented-1500-check-macys/
LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY BECOMES SAVANNAH’S FIRST PROVIDER TO OFFER CUTERA LASER PROCEDURES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, has announced the Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments to patients seeking treatment for hair removal and skin resurfacing. Patients and guests are invited to learn more, see demonstrations and enter to win free treatments at an open house from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 at 310 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 12A, in Savannah. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com/
SAVANNAH SURGERY CENTER OFFERS FREE P.A.D SCREENINGS FOR PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of September being Peripheral Arterial Disease P.A.D awareness month, Savannah Surgery Center will once again be offering free screening days for those who may be at-risk of the disease. The screenings will take place at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140, on Friday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This is the third year Savannah Surgery Center has held this screening event for the public. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-surgery-center-offers-free-p-d-screenings-peripheral-arterial-disease-awareness-month/
SAVANNAH JAYCEES PRESENT ALMOST $2,000 TO 11 LOCAL NONPROFITS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees presented 11 local nonprofit organizations with almost $2,000 on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Savannah Tap House. The money was raised during the Jaycees’ Third Annual Charity Date Night Auction, where the participants chose local charities to donate 50 percent of their winnings. To learn more visit, http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-jaycees-present-almost-2000-11-local-nonprofit-organizations/

SAVANNAH BASED FILM COMPANY, SILVER LINE FILMS, ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Silver Line Films, LLC has announced it is set to begin production of a new independent feature film, “Take 2 For Faith,” an inspirational drama starring Patrick Muldoon, Deana Carter, Nia Sioux, Dallas Lovato, Aaron O’Connell and Joel Rush; and directed by Nancy Criss. Janelle Arthur, Top 5 finalist on American Idol and 16 time Grand Ole Opry performer, will be portraying the lead role of Faith Winters in the film. Written by Jason Usry and Kenneth Lemm and produced by Savannahian Chris Helton with Gabrielle Evans Fields, “Take 2 For Faith” is the inspiring story of a Nashville country music legend who seeks refuge in her rural Texas hometown following a public fall from grace. For more information on Silver Line Films, visit http://silverlinetv.com/
DETERMINE YOUR SPACE
(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) Dewitt Tilton Group understands the difficult tasks of determining what kind of office space is best needed for a business or organization. A question to consider: How long does the business or organization envision needing this particular space? This will have a large influence on the economics and the landlord’s willingness to commit extra capital to any improvements needed. For more tips, visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com
SCCPSS PARTNERS WITH COPE TO PROVIDE HEALTHY FOODS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Students and Faculty at Beach High School partner with COPE to provide healthy foods for Beach parents and staff every first Thursday of the month. COPE (Childhood Obesity Prevention + Education) stands by a threefold approach to combating childhood obesity and behavioral health. They offer education and prevention programs to parents and caregivers. To learn more about their efforts, visit http://www.copeforchange.org
CHOOSING THE CORRECT SOCIAL MEDIA
(MASHABLE) The Best Social Network For Your Personal Goals
http://mashable.com/2016/08/26/which-social-network-is-right-for-your-personal-presence/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#DLuGpz3nDaqC
RICHMOND HILL’S ‘BE THE ONE’ CAMPAIGN SEPT. 13
(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The United Way of The Coastal Empire is hosting a luncheon to reveal details of Bryan County’s 2016 Be The One campaign. The non-profit organization will present the inaugural volunteer of the year award following the unveiling of the campaign goals. This event will be held Tuesday, September 13 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar Street.

SAVANNAH SKATE PARK TEAMS UP WITH CHIPOTLE SEPT. 13
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Skate Park will be doing a fundraiser on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at both Chipotle locations in Savannah. Guests just mention they are there for the fundraiser and Chipotle will donate 50% of the sale to the Savannah Skate Park. To learn more about the skate park, visit http://savannahskatepark.com/

CHATHAM AREA TRANSIT WILL HOST MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETING ON SEPT. 14
(SAVANNAH, GA) – The Chatham Area Transit Authority will hold its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center, 610 West Oglethorpe Avenue. CAT is committed to increasing public involvement in the evolution of transit services for Savannah/Chatham County. Passenger input is vital to the organization and the public is welcome to attend. For more information call Valerie Ragland at 912-629-3924 or visit http://www.catchacat.org/
SAVANNAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE HOSTS BISTRO SAVOIR INTERACTIF SEPT. 15
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Chef Jean and other Savannah Technical College instructors on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5:45 pm in the Eckburg Auditorium for the Bistro Savoir Interactif. This cooking class will take participants on a culinary adventure to Spain, Russia, Italy and New Zealand. Guests will learn to make dishes such as Blini, Gnocchi and Kiwi/Mango Chutney. This event is presented in partnership with the Savannah Food & Wine Festival and the cost is $100/person. The proceeds will go towards the Patrick Ansley Williams Scholarship at Savannah Technical College. To learn more, visit http://us13.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f270887f4b54b0566da860c40&id=4e233cf7e5

SCORE HOSTS LARGEST LEADERSHIP EVENT IN THE WORLD ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 16
(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE will be hosting the largest leadership event on Friday, September 16, at the Coastal Georgia Center on Fahm Street. This one-day event teaches those who are ready to be exposed to leadership training from the world’s best and most successful thought leaders. Speakers include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and leading sportscaster James Brown. “Leadercast” is a fantastic opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. In order to learn more about this event, visit http://www.leadercastsavannah.com/
HOSPICE SAVANNAH OFFERS FAMILY GRIEF CAMP ON SEPT. 17
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah will offer a family grief camp on September 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will take place at 6000 Business Drive, Savannah, GA, 31405. This camp is for all members of the family to come together and discover ways to communicate and cope with a shared loss. Anybody in the coastal empire is welcome to attend this event. To learn more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/event/family-grief-day-camp/
YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP WITH ANN CARROLL SEPT. 17
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, September 17 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Yoga Nidra Yogic Sleep and Deep Relaxation Class will be held at Savannah Yoga. Yoga Nidra is a time when our bodies integrate daily events and facilitates our ability to heal and rejuvenate and we can directly experience true peace and relaxation. Join Ann Saturday for a truly rejuvenating workshop. Full details at www.savannahyoga.com/workshops
“HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOV’T” SEMINAR ON SEPT. 21
(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Business Development Center will be hosting a seminar on “How to do Business With the Federal Government” on Wednesday, September 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. This will take place at Business Innovation Group, Georgia Southern University City Campus, 58 East Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458. They will also be hosting a workshop called “All About Certifications” on Thursday, September 22, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.This event will be held at Small Business Resource Center at 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401. The cost to attend both is $30 each and space is limited. To register, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/southern-coastal or call 912-651-3200 for questions.

BEST OF SAVANNAH PARTY ON SEPT. 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Magazine presents the “Best of Savannah” party, themed “Havannah Nights”, to be on Thursday, September 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Get tickets at www.bestofsavannah2016.eventbrite.com
SCCPSS IS HOSTING FOUR INFORMATION SESSIONS ON TEACHING WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE ON SEPT. 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is hosting “The Alternative Pathway to Teaching” information sessions on Thursday, September 22. These sessions will be located at the Whitney Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah GA. The times for the sessions are 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. All participants must pre-register at http://www.teachsavannah.com
HORIZONS SAVANNAH HOSTS GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS ON SEPT. 30
(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will host the “Grab a Bag for Kids” event on Friday, September 30 at the Savannah Golf Club. This event will feature designer purses to be auctioned off and a lunch for guests. The auction begins at 11:00 a.m. and the lunch starts at noon. The cost is $30/person or $300 for a table ten. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.
ENTREPRENEURS INSIGHT
(BUSINESS INSIDER) 9 Entrepreneurs Share the Worst Advice They Ever Received
http://www.businessinsider.com/successful-entrepreneurs-share-the-worst-advice-they-received-2016-9
DAVENPORT HOUSE HOSTS “YELLOW FEVER IN SAVANNAH 1820” THIS OCT.
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host “Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820” on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month of October. In 1820, the city of Savannah experienced a widespread outbreak of yellow fever. The Davenport House will recreate the epidemic and pay special emphasis on Savannah’s first female physician, Mary Lavinder. Guests will walk through the candlelit house and see the fat and experiences that affected half the city first hand. These reenactments will take place on Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $22 in advance and $25 at the door, reservations are recommended due to limited space. For more information visit, www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org
LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME 11TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK TO BE HELD ON OCT. 1
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will hold their 11th annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. Last year’s event welcomed over 5,000 participants and this year LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out and raise awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. For more information on the event, please visit: http://ldssga.org/registration/
BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH TO HOLD “THE FOUR SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC” OCT. 1
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dr. Allen Hunt will speak at The Blessed Sacrament located at 1003 E. Victory Drive, Saannah, GA 31405. The presentation will be presented by Dynamic Catholic on “The Four Signs: Incredible Possibilities for Your Life and Your Parish.” Guests will leave with a personal plan to help them become the best versions of themselves. Dr. Hunt is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author. Register at http://cart.dynamiccatholic.com/The-Four-Signs-Savannah-GA-p/fs100116.htm

EARLY BIRDS INHERIT THE EARTH
(BUSINESS INSIDER)7 Morning Rituals That Are Hard to Adopt, But Have Great Payoff
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-successful-people-do-before-breakfast-2016-8
#GETYOURGREEKON AT SAVANNAH’S 66TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL OCT. 6-8
(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit http://www.savannahgreekfest.com
HUGS HOSTS HALLOWEEN PARTY AND COSTUME CONTEST ON OCT. 21
(SAVANNAH, GA) HUGS, Heads-Up Guidance Services, will host the 2016 BOO BASH Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 21 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post on Bull Street. The night will be filled with music, dancing, a costume contest, a 50/50 raffle, food specialties by local chefs, and more. Guest must be 21 and over to attend, the cost is $35/person and tables of 8 can be reserved for $280. For more information visit, http://www.headsupsavannah.org

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE MEMORIAL BBQ ON OCT. 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is set to host the Red, White and Blue BBQ. The second annual BBQ, to benefit The Two Hundred Club’s Fallen Heroes Memorial, will feature live music, delicious barbecue, Coca-Cola products and beer. The event will be held in Ellis Square on Saturday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.twohundredclub.org
COASTAL PET RESCUE INTRODUCES ELSIE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Elsie! While she has no inclination towards being picked up, she would love to be your next paperweight. Elsie enjoys watching others work and spending time curled up on your lap in the process. Like all workers, after the ending bell rings, this “assistant” has a wilder side. Outside of work, this tiny feline loves to play. She chases and bats at feather toys with all the enthusiasm of a kitten half her age. In return for accepting her quirks, you get a lifelong companion (or office manager) that you will be proud to call your own. To view Elsie, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-081-elsie/

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Savannah Surgery Center Offers Free P.A.D. Screenings for Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month

Posted by mysavannah on September 9, 2016

Savannah Surgery Center Offers Free P.A.D. Screenings for Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Month

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of September being Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) awareness month, Savannah Surgery Center will once again be offering free screening days for those who may be at-risk of the disease. The screenings will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m on Friday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 30 at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140. This is the third year Savannah Surgery Center has held this screening event for the public.

P.A.D affects about eight million Americans according to Life Line Screenings. Caused by a build-up of plaque or fatty deposits, P.A.D. is the narrowing of the arteries, which restricts blood flow. It is estimated that 1 in 3 diabetics over the age of 50 are suffering from this condition. An unfortunate consequence may be wound development requiring amputation.

This disease usually affects the arteries in the legs, but it also can affect the arteries that carry blood from your heart to your head, arms, kidneys, and stomach. The symptoms of P.A.D. include leg pain, burning or aching in the calves or a wound in the foot or leg that won’t heal.

“Please keep in mind the severity of P.A.D. and the risk for an amputation. Blocked blood flow can cause gangrene, also known as tissue death, and in very serious cases, this can lead to leg amputation,” said Dr. Lee Yates, founder of Savannah Surgery Center. “The P.A.D. screening is a quick, non-invasive procedure called the ankle-brachial index (ABI) test, which measures blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm while a person is at rest. This simple screening can save you from having to lose a limb.”

P.A.D. is diagnosed based on your medical and family histories, a physical exam and diagnostic test results. A correct diagnosis is important because people who have P.A.D. are at higher risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), heart attacks, strokes and mini-strokes.

People who smoke or have diabetes have the greatest risk of developing P.A.D. due to reduced blood flow. Other risk factors include obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, increasing age, high levels of homocysteine, and a family history of peripheral artery disease, heart disease or stroke.

The free P.A.D. screenings will take place at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140, on Friday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Reservations are suggested but not required.

Researchers continue to explore new therapies for P.A.D. Although peripheral artery disease is potentially a life-threatening condition affecting one out of every 20 Americans over the age of 50, the good news is P.A.D. can be managed or even reversed with proper care.

To find out more information on the screenings, contact Lynn Anderson at 912.354.8331 or lynn@savannahsurgerycenter.com.

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MORE INFORMATION ON SAVANNAH SURGERY CENTER
Savannah Surgery Center was founded by Dr. Lee Yates. The practice specializes in Vascular Surgery. He was named the Director of Vascular Surgery at St. Joseph’s Candler Health System in 2013. The practice has expanded to three locations: 5102 Paulsen Street Bldg 2, Savannah, GA; 5105 Paulsen Street Suite C 140, Savannah, GA.; and 105 Grand Central Blvd. Suite 106 Pooler, GA 31322. For more information, visit http://www.savsurgerycenter.com/.

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Cecilia Russo Marketing
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Savannah Jaycees After-Hours Mixer

Posted by mysavannah on September 7, 2016

Photos from the Savannah Jaycees After-Hours Mixer on Sept. 6 at Savannah Tap House. To learn more about Savannah Jaycees, visit http://savannahjaycees.com/.

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Savannah Jaycees Present Almost $2,000 to 11 Local Nonprofit Organizations

Posted by mysavannah on September 7, 2016

Savannah Jaycees Present Almost $2,000 to 11 Local Nonprofit Organizations

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees presented checks to representatives of 11 local nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Savannah Tap House. All proceeds were raised at the Savannah Jaycees’ Third Annual Charity Date Night Auction, where participants chose local charities to donate 50 percent of their winnings.

The charities and donations are listed below:
The Savannah Tiny House Project: $250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: $150
Palmetto Animal League: $100
Art Rise Savannah: $325
Economic Opportunity Authority: $175
Rape Crisis Center: $100
Alzheimer’s Association: $200
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society: $100
Heads Up Guidance Services: $160
One Love Animal Rescue: $225
Humane Society of Greater Savannah: $125

“Our mission is to inspire leadership growth through community involvement,” said Cheryl Lawrence, Savannah Jaycees President. “These funds were raised at a fun and creative event, but ultimately, this donation is another example of the commitment our group has on giving back to the people of Savannah.”

The check presentation took place during the regularly scheduled After-Hours Mixer for the Savannah Jaycees. These bi-monthly meetups are a way Savannah Jaycees to introduce themselves to other young professionals in an effort to make business connections and discover new ways to positively impact the Hostess City. The September After Hours Mixer took place at Savannah Tap House, located at 125 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA, 31401.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1174717835912400/

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(FRONT ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) Lauren Mathews, Savannah Jaycees; Randi Hempel, Savannah Jaycees; Ammie Dover, Savannah Jaycees; Cheryl Lawrence, Savannah Jaycees; Jerome Elder, Art Rise Savannah; Ellen Bradley, H.U.G.S.; Casey Corley, Alzheimer’s Association; Kesha Gibson-Carter, Rape Crisis Center; Rachel Bishop, Savannah Jaycees; Shannon Dempsey, Savannah Jaycees; Elyse Molstad, Savannah Jaycees; and James Hall, Savannah Jaycees.

(BACK ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) Will Groover, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Savannah Jaycees; John Finney, Economic Opportunity Authority; John Bogardus, Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society; Patrick Spivey, Savannah Jaycees; Cailey Sparks, Palmetto Animal League; Sam Brasel, Humane Society of Greater Savannah; Keri Cromwell, Savannah Jaycees; Caleb Harkleroad, Savannah Jaycees; and Aaron Cradduck, Savannah Jaycees.

 

ABOUT THE SAVANNAH JAYCEES
The Savannah Jaycees received its Charter in January of 1942. Our mission: We inspire leadership growth through community involvement. The Jaycees is a national and international organization made of up business men and women between the ages of 21 and 40. The United States Jaycees was founded in 1920. The Jaycee vision is to be the leading global network of active young citizens. The Jaycees was created to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create a positive change. For more information on the Savannah Jaycees, visit http://www.savannahjaycees.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/savannah.jaycees?ref=br_tf

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Savannah Jaycees
VP of Communications
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

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Blessed Sacrament Church Hosts Dr. Allen Hunt to Speak on “The Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic”

Posted by mysavannah on September 2, 2016

Blessed Sacrament Church Hosts Dr. Allen Hunt to Speak on “The Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic”

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dr. Allen Hunt will present Dynamic Catholic’s “The Four Signs: Incredible Possibilities for Your Life and Your Parish.” This event will take place at Blessed Sacrament, located at 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31405.

Dynamic Catholic and Dr. Hunt want guests to come and discover how four life-changing habits can lead you to discover incredible possibilities for life, based on three universal principles:
1. You are here to become the best version of yourself.
2. Virtue is the ultimate organizing principle, whether it is in a person’s life, one’s marriage, or the life of a nation.
3. It is better to live with self-control than without it.

“We invite you to join our parishioners and listen to the powerful message from Dr. Allen Hunt,” said Fr. Brett Brannen, pastor at Blessed Sacrament, Catholic Church. “You will leave this event with a personal plan to help you become the best version of yourself.”

Dr. Hunt is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author. His books include: “Confessions of a Mega-Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church;” “Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody;” and “Nine Words: A Bible Study to Help You Become the Best-Version-of-Yourself.” Hunt was previously a senior pastor at Mount Pisgah in Alpharetta, Ga., outside Atlanta, before stepping down in 2007 to pursue speaking and writing.

“The event is designed to be appropriate for ages 12 and older,” said Maria Oxnard, co-chair for the event. “Youth are encouraged to attend, as well as, husbands and wives, single or married, young or old, Catholic or non-Catholic. All are invited.”

Tickets are $25 per person; visit http://cart.dynamiccatholic.com/The-Four-Signs-Savannah-GA-p/fs100116.htm or call 859.980.7900 for more information.

Allen Hunt

ABOUT DYNAMIC CATHOLIC
The mission of Dynamic Catholic is to re-energize the Catholic Church in America by developing world-class resources that inspire people to rediscover the genius of Catholicism. For more information, visit http://www.DynamicCatholic.com

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Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
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Healthy Savannah and Enmarket Present $1000 Encourage Health Grant to the Savannah Tree Foundation

Posted by mysavannah on August 31, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) The most recent Enmarket Encourage Health Education program included a $1,000 check presentation to the Savannah Tree Foundation, a 33-year-old nonprofit organization aiming to protect all trees in Savannah and Chatham County.

The lecture, third in this year’s education series, featured Denise Grabowski presenting, “10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to Healthy Life.” Grabowski discussed that most of our time is spent indoors and how buildings affect our overall physical, mental, and social well-being.

Matt Clements, Director of Marketing at Enmarket, presented the check the representatives of the Savannah Tree Foundation.

The next and final Encourage Health Education Series lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 25 with Bauer Coslick, owner of Vitality: Acupuncture + Integrative Medicine, presenting “10 Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body to Improve Longevity Through Acupuncture Practices.” AMBUCS will be the local nonprofit organization to receive the $1000 Encourage Health grant during Coslick’s lecture. The winner of the grand prize will also be announced. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries.

The 2016 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series is also sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.

Caption (LEFT TO RIGHT) Denise Grabowski, Co-Founder of Designing4Health; Paula Kreisler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah; Karen Jenkins, Savannah Tree Foundation; Matt Clements, Director of Marketing at enmarket

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Denise Grabowski, Co-Founder of Designing4Health; Paula Kreisler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah; Karen Jenkins, Savannah Tree Foundation; Matt Clements, Director of Marketing at enmarket

MORE INFORMATION ON THE ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
Enmarket’s 2016 series of wellness lectures is sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9. The series features four presentations throughout the year, from the area’s most respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. Selected 501c3 nonprofit organizations are awarded a $1,000 grant from Encourage Health Education Sponsors and allotted an enmarket Dollar Day, along with a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the series. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries.

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

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

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young 
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
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Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Presented $1,500 Check From Macy’s

Posted by mysavannah on August 30, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is the recipient of a $1,500 grant from Macy’s. The grant money will be used towards operational and program expenses. Located at 514 East Henry Street in Savannah, Park Place Outreach is open 24 hours a day for homeless, abused or runaway youth.

“We are ecstatic to receive this grant award from Macy’s,” said Park Place Outreach Executive Director Linda Hilts. “This money will help keep our doors open and provide support to the youth who need it.”

Park Place Outreach operates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County serving youth age 11 to 17. 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 family counseling with follow-up visits after a resident returns home, as well as non-resident services including an after-school tutorial and drop-in center, recreational services and after-care services.

Since opening in 1984, over 6,200 at-risk youth have been served by the organization. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 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 Street Outreach Program team offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults up to age 21 that are in need and might not come in to the shelter. Whenever possible, 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 Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

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

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

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, 2016

Posted by mysavannah on August 29, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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

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TOMORROW: HOW BUILDINGS AFFECT YOUR MISSION TO A HEALTHY LIFE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Denise Grabowski will present “10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to Healthy Life” as the third of four lectures in the 2016 Encourage Health Education Series. The lecture will be hosted at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah on Tuesday, August 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP at http://healthysavannah.org/event-signup-form-10-ways-buildings-affect-your-mission-to-healthy-life/

GOODWILL TO HOLD RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW RETAIL STORE IN KINGSLAND, GA ON SEPT. 1
(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will celebrate the opening of its newest retail location in Kingsland on Thursday, September 1. The 10,758 sq.ft. building at 6100 Highway 40 East, Kingsland, Ga., will house a 6,200 sq.ft. thrift store as well as a drive-up donation center and production facility. Goodwill will host a three-day grand opening celebration beginning with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 1. For more information, visit
COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE TIP FROM DEWITT TILTON GROUP
(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) Dewitt Tilton Group understands the difficult tasks of determining what kind of office space is best needed for a business or organization. One tip the firm offers is to determine how important is the ability of the landlord to provide or allow for improvements. If one needs to make the space perfect for your use then this is extremely important. Not all landlords are flexible and accommodating. For more tips, visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com
LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY BECOMES SAVANNAH’S FIRST PROVIDER TO OFFER CUTERA LASER PROCEDURES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, has announced the Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments to patients seeking treatment for hair removal and skin resurfacing. Patients and guests are invited to learn more, see demonstrations and enter to win free treatments at an open house from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 at 310 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 12A, in Savannah. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com/
WANT A NEW EMOJI?
(MASHABLE) The Steps You Need To Take To Make It Happen
FOOD TRUCKS IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH NOW) Savannah OKs Food Trucks, New Alcohol Rules
MARJORIE YOUNG SPEAKS AT ASSE TRAINING EVENT FOR CRISIS PR MANAGEMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young, CEO and President of Carriage Trade Public Relations™, trained members of the American Society of Safety Engineers – Savannah Chapter in crisis management strategies. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ASSESavannah/posts/321928481484621
SAVANNAH BASED FILM COMPANY, SILVER LINE FILMS, ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Silver Line Films, LLC has announced it is set to begin production of a new independent feature film, “Take 2 For Faith,” an inspirational drama starring Patrick Muldoon, Deana Carter, Nia Sioux, Dallas Lovato, Aaron O’Connell and Joel Rush; and directed by Nancy Criss. Janelle Arthur, Top 5 finalist on American Idol and 16 time Grand Ole Opry performer, will be portraying the lead role of Faith Winters in the film. Written by Jason Usry and Kenneth Lemm and produced by Savannahian Chris Helton with Gabrielle Evans Fields, “Take 2 For Faith” is the inspiring story of a Nashville country music legend who seeks refuge in her rural Texas hometown following a public fall from grace. For more information on Silver Line Films, visit http://silverlinetv.com/

FIX YOUR MISTAKES
(INC) 19 Common Grammar and Usage Mistakes That Drive Others Crazy
UBER NOW OFFERING PRIME MEMBERSHIP
(FORBES) New Debut To Lock In Users with Uber Plus Service
CYNTHIA WRIGHT HOLDS TRAINING SESSION ON SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, Director of Communications at Carriage Trade Public Relations™, presented information on creating a social media policy to the Savannah Spills Response Corporation. For more information, visit
GA SOLAR POWER
(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) The interest and demand for solar energy have been increasing in Georgia within the past decade. Here’s what Savannah businesses should know about Georgia’s solar power free- market financing act: http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/georgia-solar-power-free-market-financing-act-for-businesses?
GOING WILD FOR THE KINGFISHER DISCOVERY CENTER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Shields, president of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges, has made it a mission to get kids outside and learn about wildlife. That is why he and the others at the refuge are trying to raise enough money to add the Kingfisher Discovery Center which will be located by the visitors center. This new building will be able to fit 100 students to come and learn about the environment. To help fund the $350,000 project, community members will participate in DASH a six-week scavenger hunt to see which team can raise the most money by October 15. To learn more about this project, visit http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/going-wild-for-the-kingfisher-discovery-center/Content?oid=3683076

FOREVER PAYOFF
(BUSINESS INSIDER) 11 Job Interview Tricks That Are Hard To Master
LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY RUN FOR JANE RACE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS ON SEPT. 2 & 3
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia chapter of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is looking for volunteers to assist at the Run for Jane Race on Friday, September 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3. Volunteers are needed on Friday from 10am-6pm in 2-hour shifts. Any volunteers who work in 2-hour shifts will be given free entry into the race. Volunteers on Saturday are needed from 7-8:30am at the registration table. For more information on the race, visit http://www.leukemiacup.org/ga/localchapter/savannah/runforjane
EXPLORE AYURVEDA-THE SISTER TO YOGA- ON SEPT. 2-4
(SAVANNAH,GA) On September 2-4, explore the utilization of the senses in everyday living and over time. Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old sister science to Yoga, equips us with the tools needed to anticipate and welcome change in our life and environment. Join us for a weekend workshop that will provide you with tools to create a powerful force for balance and healthy living. Full details at www.savannahyoga.com/workshops
THIRD WELLNESS WORKSHOP HOSTED BY BUTLER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Butler Presbyterian Church will be hosting it’s third wellness workshop on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6:00 p.m. This is the third out of the four-part series, Dr. Lakeia M. Manor will teach how the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism and how to improve your quality of life. It is located at 603 Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31405. For more information and to reserve your seat, please call the church office at 912-236-7747.

SCORE OFFERS “BUSINESS LAUNCHPAD” WORKSHOP ON SEPT. 10
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE will be offering the “Business Launchpad” workshop again. It will take place on September 10 at the SCORE office, 111 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401. This is designed for people who want to start a business or for people who have recently gone into business. This daylong workshop provides all the key elements of SCORE’S “Simple Steps to Starting a Business.” For more information visit, https://savannah.score.org/
SAVANNAH UNITED IN PRAYER EVENT ON SEPT. 11
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Community Intercessors, a group of Savannah churches, will hold a community event, “Savannah United in Prayer,” on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the band shell in Forsyth Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The public, along with several Savannah-area churches and community members, is invited to gather for a time of group reflection and prayer. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1855342024693045/

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN SAVANNAH ON SEPT. 16
(SAVANNAH, GA) The world’s largest leadership conference, presented by SCORE, will be held September 16 at the Coastal Georgia Center. For more information, visit http://LeadercastSavannah.com
COMMISSIONER TIM ECHOLS ANNOUNCES “UNHOLY TOUR” IN SAVANNAH ON SEPT. 20
(SAVANNAH, GA) Commissioner Tim Echols is hosting an “Unholy Tour” in Savannah on Tuesday, September 20 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 05 Fahm Street in Savannah, Georgia. Busses will tour areas susceptible to human trafficking and the sex trade. The tour will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. To RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/savannah-unholy-tour-a-look-at-human-trafficking-tickets-27212455186
BEST OF SAVANNAH PARTY ON SEPT. 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Magazine presents the “Best of Savannah” party, themed “Havannah Nights”, to be on Thursday, September 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Get tickets at www.bestofsavannah2016.eventbrite.com
SCCPSS IS HOSTING FOUR INFORMATION SESSIONS ON TEACHING WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE ON SEPT. 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is hosting “The Alternative Pathway to Teaching” information sessions on Thursday, September 22. These sessions will be located at the Whitney Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah GA. The times for the sessions are 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. All participants must pre-register at http://www.teachsavannah.com. For more information email Dr. Heather Bilton at heather.bilton@sccpss.com.
HORIZONS SAVANNAH HOSTS GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS ON SEPT. 30
(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will host the “Grab a Bag for Kids” event on Friday, September 30 at the Savannah Golf Club. This event will feature designer purses to be auctioned off and a lunch for guests. The auction begins at 11:00 a.m. and the lunch starts at noon. The cost is $30/person or $300 for a table ten. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

SAVANNAH’S 66TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL OCT. 6-8
(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit http://www.savannahgreekfest.com
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE MEMORIAL BBQ ON OCT. 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is set to host the Red, White and Blue BBQ. The second annual BBQ, to benefit The Two Hundred Club’s Fallen Heroes Memorial, will feature live music, delicious barbecue, Coca-Cola products and beer. The event will be held in Ellis Square on Saturday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.twohundredclub.org
LET IT GO…TO A FOREVER HOME
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Far more outgoing than her Disney namesake indicates, Elsa is a friendly feline perfect for a multiple-cat or multiple-child home. This little feline is certainly not as cold as blowing ice and snow. She possesses a brighter personality than her sable coat and should certainly not be overlooked because of it. All she requires is a loving home full of attention. To learn more about Elsa: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-054-elsa/

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Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces Annual Buddy Walk To Be Held On October 1

Posted by mysavannah on August 26, 2016

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces Annual Buddy Walk To Be Held On October 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will hold their 11th annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. The event is open to all ages and abilities; LDSS encourages those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers to attend. Pets are welcome too.

Last year’s event welcomed over 5,000 participants. This year, LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out to raise awareness and support local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

Participants can sign up for early registration online at http://ldssga.org/register. Registration will also be accepted the day of the event. The cost to attend is $15.00 per person or $50.00 for a family of four. In addition to participating in the walk, registration includes a T-shirt, lunch and admission to the family-fun festival.

“The walk takes place in October as our way of celebrating National Down Syndrome Awareness month,” said Candy Bogardus, President of LDSS. “The goals of this annual event are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice.”

Proceeds from Savannah’s Buddy Walk help sponsor events such as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services.

Immediately following the walk, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold a family-fun festival in the park until 2 p.m. Activities will include face painting, pumpkin painting, princess and pirate booths, bounce houses, games, music and refreshments.

For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505, jcbogardus@gmail.com or visit http://www.ldssga.org

MORE 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 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

Buddy Walk Bogardus Family

CONTACT
Candy Bogardus
jcbogardus@gmail.com
912-728-8505

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Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
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912.856.9075

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Horizons Savannah hosts Grab a Bag for Kids

Posted by mysavannah on August 24, 2016

Horizons Savannah hosts Grab a Bag for Kids
A charity luncheon and purse auction

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will be hosting the 4th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called, “Grab a Bag for Kids.” The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 30 starting at 11 a.m. at the Savannah Golf Club.

The silent auction will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch begins at noon. The tickets are $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10.

“This event is a unique opportunity for people to support Horizons Savannah, spend time with friends and shop for high-end designer bags,” said Christy Edwards, Horizons Savannah Executive Director. “Some brands offered this year are not usually locally available, and all our handbags are special in some way. This is a fun way to support kids in our community.”

This event offers sponsorship opportunities for businesses as well. The different levels include Prada at $250, Dior at $500 and Chanel at $1,000. All of these levels give the businesses name on promotional items with tickets, up to VIP treatment that includes a special gift. For more information on sponsorship, contact Alexis Shin at 912-665-3715.

Horizons is still seeking donations of gently-used vintage and new designer handbags, clutches, evening bags, totes, beach bags, leather backpacks and other nice bags. Contact Horizons to schedule a donation collection.

For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

ABOUT HORIZONS SAVANNAH
Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School welcomes over 200 low-income students each summer to a six-week summer enrichment program that helps prevent “summer slide”: the loss-of-learning that occurs during the summer. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, recreational and cultural activities, nutritious meals and snacks, caring professional teachers and creative, challenging instruction, we unlock a student’s potential to achieve. During the program, students gain an average of two months’ growth in reading and three months’ growth in math. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or info@horizonssavannah.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/horizonssav/.

Contact:
Christy Edwards, Executive Director
912-961-8854
info@horizonssavannah.org

Media Contact:

Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

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

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Low Country Dermatology Becomes Savannah’s First Provider to Offer Cutera Laser Procedures

Posted by mysavannah on August 22, 2016

Low Country Dermatology Becomes Savannah’s First Provider to Offer Cutera Laser Procedures

(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, has announced her Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments for hair removal and vascular conditions.

“Demand for laser procedures continues to increase, and we will be ready to meet that need with the best system on the market,” said Dr. Howington. “We finished clinical training specifically geared for the Cutera lasers and I am pleased to announce that Courtney Zechman, our esthetician, is now certified to use Cutera’s excel V and excel HR™ systems.”

The Cutera systems are made in the U.S. and were the first FDA-approved laser brand. They are designed for high-quality, high-volume output and feature innovations in safety, effectiveness and patient comfort. The excel V is the only tunable laser system on the market that combines two laser wavelengths in one device with a larger premium sapphire cooling tip.

“In a national patient preference study measuring comfort and satisfaction for laser hair removal, 100 percent of the patients chose excel HR over a competitive laser hair removal device,” explained Zechman. “Offering two separate handpieces, CoolView and Genesis, the system has the flexibility to treat any case, from superficial and deep vascular conditions to benign pigmented lesions.”

Laser hair removal remains the single largest segment in energy-based medical aesthetic procedures. A report by U.S. Markets for Laser, Light and Energy Devices forecasts that laser hair removal procedure volumes have doubled since 2013, to 2.5 million procedures anticipated in 2017.

Patients and guests are invited to learn more, see demonstrations and enter to win free treatments at an open house from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A, in Savannah. Cutera and Dysport representatives will be on hand, along with the Howington staff, to answer questions and demonstrate the products. The practice will also offer package specials on all major treatments.

For more information about this new laser, and to RSVP for the open house, visit http://www.lcderm.com.

low-country-cermatology-logoABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A, Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, call 912-354-1018 or visit http://www.lcderm.com. To connect on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology.

CONTACT
Courtney Zechman
Esthetician
Low Country Dermatology, LLC
310 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 12 A
Savannah, GA 31406
P: 912-354-1018
F: 912-354-1019
http://www.lcderm.com

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Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
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Get your Greek On at Savannah’s 66th Annual Greek Festival

Posted by mysavannah on August 22, 2016

Get your Greek On at Savannah’s 66th Annual Greek Festival
Celebration of Greek food, music and heritage to be held October 6-8 (online pre-ordered lunch pick-ups available Oct. 4-5)

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition since 1950, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours.

“There’s no experience required to get your Greek on,” said Tommy Danos, one of the 2016 Savannah Greek Festival chairs. “Our three-day event attracts thousands of visitors, who come out each year to enjoy the food, music, dancing and atmosphere of the Greek culture. Whether this is your 66th year or your first time here, we welcome you. This year we will also have a pre-festival offering of pick up lunches Tuesday and Wednesday 11 to 2 p.m. with online ordering.”

Hosted in St. Paul’s Hellenic Center at 14 West Anderson St., the festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Admission is free until 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday with a requested $2 donation after 4 p.m. There is also a requested $2 donation all day Saturday. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Live Greek music will be provided all day, every day, by “Orkistra Mikrasiatiki” along with dancing and performances by various dance troupes. Festival attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church and see the interior of one of Savannah’s most unique structures, St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, which is newly renovated and more beautiful than ever. Guided tours will be held throughout the three days of the festival.

For many, the highlight of the celebration is sampling a variety of homemade Greek dishes. Mouthwatering favorites include spanakopita (Spinach with feta cheese and herbs baked in layers of filo), Greek meatballs (a favorite for kids of all ages), gyros (sliced beef and lamb served on pita bread), and Greek salads. A delectable assortment of Greek pastries also tempt the eye and please the palate from diples (fried filo dough dipped in honey syrup) to kourabiedes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar) and baklava, the traditional treat of pecans and spices baked in layers of filo.

Starting Monday, October 3, advance orders may be placed online for pick-up. Please order at savannahgreekfest.com or call 912-236-8256. For more information, visit savannahgreekfest.com.

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MORE ABOUT SAVANNAH’S GREEK FESTIVAL
Get ready to get your Greek on. No experience required. A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, is held annually in October at St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The celebration features homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit https://www.savannahgreekfest.com/ or call 912-236-8256. Follow the Greek Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SavannahGreekFest and Twitter at @SavGreekFest.

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

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 22, 2016

Posted by mysavannah on August 22, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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

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MARJORIE YOUNG HOSTS TRAINING EVENT FOR CRISIS PR MANAGEMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young, CEO and President of Carriage Trade Public Relations™, trained members of the American Society of Safety Engineers – Savannah Chapter in crisis management strategies. For more information, visit

https://www.facebook.com/ASSESavannah/posts/321928481484621

SAVANNAH BASED FILM COMPANY, SILVER LINE FILMS, ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Silver Line Films, LLC has announced it is set to begin production of a new independent feature film, “Take 2 For Faith,” an inspirational drama starring Patrick Muldoon, Deana Carter, Nia Sioux, Dallas Lovato, Aaron O’Connell and Joel Rush; and directed by Nancy Criss. Janelle Arthur, Top 5 finalist on American Idol and 16 time Grand Ole Opry performer, will be portraying the lead role of Faith Winters in the film. Written by Jason Usry and Kenneth Lemm and produced by Savannahian Chris Helton with Gabrielle Evans Fields, “Take 2 For Faith” is the inspiring story of a Nashville country music legend who seeks refuge in her rural Texas hometown following a public fall from grace. For more information on Silver Line Films, visit http://silverlinetv.com/
SPEROS HIRES RIK LASPISA AS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a Savannah-based technology company, announces they have hired Rik LaSpisa as their new account executive. LaSpisa is a Buffalo, NY native and graduate of Houghton College with a B.S. in Business Management. He brings over thirteen years of experience in integrated IT and audiovisual systems design and integration. To learn more about LaSpisa, visit http://www.speros.com
GOODWILL TO HOLD RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW RETAIL STORE IN KINGSLAND, GA ON SEPT 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will celebrate the opening of its newest retail location in Kingsland on Thursday, September 1. The 10,758 sq.ft. building at 6100 Highway 40 East, Kingsland, Ga., will house a 6,200 sq.ft. thrift store as well as a drive-up donation center and production facility. Goodwill will host a three-day grand opening celebration beginning with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 1. For more information, visit
http://carriagetradepr.com/goodwill-coastal-empire-announces-grand-opening-new-savannah-store/

COMMISSIONER TIM ECHOLS ANNOUNCES “UNHOLY TOUR” IN SAVANNAH ON SEPTEMBER 20

(SAVANNAH, GA) Commissioner Tim Echols is hosting an “Unholy Tour” in Savannah on Tuesday, September 20 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 05 Fahm Street in Savannah, Georgia. Busses will tour areas susceptible to human trafficking and the sex trade. The tour will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. To RSVP, visit

SANDFLY WOMEN IN BUSINESS MET WITH COMMISSIONER HELEN STONE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition met with Commissioner Helen Stone to speak about current events in the community. To learn more, visit http://www.wtoc.com/clip/12665974/sandfly-woman-in-business-host-meeting

SAVANNAH MALL’S BASS PRO SHOPS HUNTING CLASSIC ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Fall Hunting Classic, an annual tradition for millions of hunters and sportsmen across North America, returns to Bass Pro Shops locations throughout the U.S. and Canada through August 28. Kids are invited to come to their local Bass Pro Shops Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend. This family-friendly, free event includes a free craft, workshop, giveaway, photo download and activities. For more information, http://www.savannahmall.com
SCCPSS IS HOSTING FOUR INFORMATION SESSIONS ON TEACHING WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is hosting “The Alternative Pathway to Teaching” information sessions on Thursday, September 22. These sessions will be located at the Whitney Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah GA. The times for the sessions are 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. All participants must pre-register at http://www.teachsavannah.com. For more information email Dr. Heather Bilton at heather.bilton@sccpss.com.

SAVANNAH YOGA CENTER WORKSHOP FOR AUGUST 28
(SAVANNAH,GA) Couples Toolbox Labor and Delivery Workshop with Ann Carroll. This hands-on, two-hour class is designed for a mom and her spouse, partner, friend, mom, or whoever will be supporting her during labor and delivery. It’s a unique and fun way to prepare for this special time. Plan to bring an exercise ball. The workshop will be held Sunday, August 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Full details at
SAVANNAH JAYCEES DATE NIGHT AUCTIONS BRINGS IN MONEY AND FUN

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees hosted a date night auction on August 4 at Club One. The Jaycees were able to raise thousands of dollars for the 11 non-profit organizations that they partner with. Bunny Ware, Savannah Morning News, wrote about this “uber successful, hilariously wild, and lightly scandalous charity fundraiser.” Visit

KINGFISHER POND DISCOVERY CENTER PROJECT LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING WEBSITE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges has launched their first major fund-raising campaign. The Kingfisher Pond Discovery Center Project hopes to raise $350,000 to construct a four-season free-standing classroom adjacent to the Visitor Center on the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge on US 17 halfway between Savannah and Hardeeville. For more information, visit their new website at http://kingfisher-discovery-center-project.everydayhero.do

CYNTHIA WRIGHT HOLDS TRAINING SESSION ON SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, Director of Communications at Carriage Trade Public Relations™, presented information on creating a social media policy to the Savannah Spills Response Corporation. For more information, visit

SAVANNAH GREEK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED FOR OCT. 6

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit www.savannahgreekfest.com

ISLE OF HOPE COMMUNITY POOL AND CLUB HOSTS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m., the Isle of Hope Community Pool and Club will host a cornhole tournament. The cost is $50 per team of two, this includes dinner, beer and pool access. The kid’s tournament is $20 per team of two. Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. and play will begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (912) 695-0131.

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION OFFICE SPACE TIP
(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) Dewitt Tilton Group understands the difficult tasks of determining what kind of office space is best needed for a business or organization. A few questions to consider: What does one do in the office? What sort of feeling does it need to evoke? For example, is one looking for a high-energy environment or one that is more calm and tranquil? For more considerations, visit
BUSINESS BEGINNERS

(INC) 7 Businesses You Can Start From Next To Nothing

RAPE CRISIS CENTER TO BENEFIT FROM WOMEN ROCK SAVANNAH BEAUTY EVENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jules More Than Makeup (JMTM) and Women Rock will partner for a beauty event on Saturday, August 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is meant to teach women how to simplify their beauty routine while maximizing their time. 20% of purchases made from JMTM that evening will be donated to the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. Attendees will also have a chance to purchase a ticket to the upcoming Women Rock! Savannah Conference. The location for the event is at the JMTM Studio on Broughton Street. To register, visit http://womenrocksavannah.eventbrite.com

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE MEMORIAL BBQ

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is set to host the Red, White and Blue BBQ. The second annual BBQ, to benefit The Two Hundred Club’s Fallen Heroes Memorial, will feature live music, delicious barbecue, Coca-Cola products and beer. The event will be held in Ellis Square on Saturday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

THE NEW GENERATION OF EMPLOYEES

(FORBES) Use These Strategies To Help Your Millennials Thrive

PARK PLACE OUTREACH WELCOMES NEW TREASURER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach is pleased to announce Jennifer Widincamp as the organization’s secretary on the board of directors. Widincamp’s main duties will include budgeting for the organization and financial review. She received her Bachelors Degree in Finance from Georgia State University and her Bachelors in Accounting from Auburn University. To learn more visit

AIR THERM HIRES NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

(Savannah, GA) Air Therm Company, Inc., of Savannah, is pleased to announce that Beth Bock has joined its team of heating, ventilating and air conditioning professionals as customer service manager. Bock will be responsible for ensuring a satisfactory experience for customers. For more information, visit

STARTING A BUSINESS IN SAVANNAH

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Why Savannah is a great place for starting a business in Georgia: http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/why-savannah-is-a-great-place-for-starting-a-business-in-georgia

FINDING A PARTNER

(INC) 6 Ways To Spot A Bad Business Partner
http://www.inc.com/nicolas-cole/6-ways-to-spot-a-bad-business-partner.html

SAVE THE DATE: LDSS BUDDY WALK ON OCTOBER 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will hold their 11th annual Buddy Walk at Forsyth Park on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. Last year’s event welcomed over 5,000 participants and this year LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out and raise awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. For more information on the event, please visit: http://ldssga.org/#buddywalk

IMPROVEMENTS TO INSTAGRAM
(MASHABLE) Instagram Copies Snapchat Again With One-Handed Zoom for Stories

http://mashable.com/2016/08/15/instagram-stories-update-zoom/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#2i0FfeqdDiqz

THIRD WELLNESS WORKSHOP HOSTED BY BUTLER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 8

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Butler Presbyterian Church will be hosting it’s third wellness workshop on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6:00 p.m. This is the third out of the four-part series, Dr. Lakeia M. Manor will teach how the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism and how to improve your quality of life. It is located at 603 Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31405. For more information and to reserve your seat, please call the church office at 912-236-7747.

SCORE OFFERS “BUSINESS LAUNCHPAD” WORKSHOP ON SEPTEMBER 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE will be offering the “Business Launchpad” workshop again. It will take place on September 10 at the SCORE office, 111 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401. This is designed for people who want to start a business or for people who have recently gone into business. This daylong workshop provides all the key elements of SCORE’S “Simple Steps to Starting a Business.” For more information visit, https://savannah.score.org/

SAVANNAH UNITED IN PRAYER EVENT ON SEPT. 11
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Community Intercessors, a group of Savannah churches, will hold a community event, “Savannah United in Prayer,” on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the band shell in Forsyth Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The public, along with several Savannah-area churches and community members, is invited to gather for a time of group reflection and prayer. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1855342024693045/

BEST OF SAVANNAH PARTY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Magazine presents the “Best of Savannah” party, themed “Havannah Nights”, to be on Thursday, September 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Get tickets at www.bestofsavannah2016.eventbrite.com

HOW BUILDINGS AFFECT YOUR MISSION TO A HEALTHY LIFE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Denise Grabowski will present “10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to Healthy Life” as the third of four lectures in the 2016 Encourage Health Education Series. The lecture will be hosted at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah on Tuesday, August 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP at http://healthysavannah.org/event-signup-form-10-ways-buildings-affect-your-mission-to-healthy-life/

FUNDRAISER FOR ANIMALS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc. (FOA) is hosting its 18th Annual Auction, BARKOUT AT THE O-KAT CORRAL, on Saturday, August 27, at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen Street from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $45.00 per person. Purchase tickets at http://www.friendsofanimalscoastalga.org

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The world’s largest leadership conference, presented by SCORE, will be held September 16 at the Coastal Georgia Center. For more information, visit http://LeadercastSavannah.com
HAVE A BUSINESS IDEA TO SHARE WITH SAVANNAH?
(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups (1MC), a program of the Kauffman Foundation, is seeking entrepreneurs to share their new business ideas with a weekly audience. Participants receive feedback and exposure with the opportunity to strengthen their idea and gain connections in the Savannah community. 1MC meets every Wednesday at the Creative Coast 9-10a. Apply to present online: www.1millioncups.com/Savannah
EDEL CAREGIVER INSTITUTE HOSTS YOGA RELAY FUNDRAISER
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Edel Caregiver Institute will host a power yoga relay event on Friday, August 26 between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the institute. The cost is a $25 donation per person. The Edel Caregiver Institute is a new community resource supporting unpaid family caregivers through providing practical hands-on classes, wellness trainings, referrals to community resources, and education on caring for loved ones with a serious illness and disability. The Edel Caregiver Institute is located at 6000 Business Center Drive, off Chatham Parkway in Savannah. All participants can register that day or prior to at www.SavannahPowerYoga.com or email at info@savannahpoweryoga.com.
CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS™ AND CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING ANNOUNCE FALL 2016 INTERN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations™ and Cecilia Russo Marketing announce fall 2016 intern, Brooke Sheeler. Sheeler’s responsibilities include media relations, writing and distributing press releases, SEO, researching keywords, social media management, and community relations. She is a recent graduate of Slippery Rock University with a B.S in public relations and a minor in business administration. She will be furthering her studies while working with CTPR and CRM with a master’s in Integrated Marketing and Communications. For more information, visit

ADOPT SAMMY – A FEMALE GREAT PYRENEES

(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Sammy is a 9-year-old female great Pyrenees that is looking for a forever home. She is a lovable dog that does well with other dogs, cats and kids. Stop by the Coastal Pet Rescue and visit Sammy, learn more at

 

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