College and Career Fair Open to the Public at Sol C. Johnson High School

(SAVANNAH, GA) The MEGAGENESIS XI College and Career Fair is set for Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. at Sol C. Johnson High School in Savannah, GA. The event, sponsored by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, Chatham County Youth Commission, The 100 Black Men of Savannah, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., includes college recruiters, career workshops, and corporate exhibits.

The program is designed to highlight the importance of higher education and is open to all students, grades 5-12, and their parents. High school seniors are encouraged to bring their transcripts. Some colleges will conduct on-site admission and provide scholarship information. A complimentary lunch will be provided for all attendants, participants, and presenters.

“In the past ten years, students have received over $6 million in scholarships through connections at MEGAGENESIS,” said Dr. Zke Zimmerman, event coordinator.

In addition, the event includes a presentation from Semaj Clark, Motivational Speaker and founder of the FIRE organization, which stands for forgiveness, introspection, respect, and education. His program is dedicated to the empowerment of young people through the teaching of basic life skills that are necessary for success.

Some of the participating colleges include Armstrong State University, Auburn University, Claflin University, Georgia State University, South Carolina State University, Savannah State University, University of Alabama and many more.

For additional information or registration, please contact Dr. Zke Zimmerman at Javarorlz@aol.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/MegagenesisSavannah/

About MEGAGENESIS
MEGAGENESIS was founded in 1995 in Newport News, Virginia by Dr. Zke Zimmerman. In 2007, he began the program in Savannah at Sol C. Johnson High School. Last year’s event included 417 attendees from Savannah, Effingham, Vidalia, Charleston, SC, and Orangeburg, SC. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/MegagenesisSavannah/

MEDIA CONTACT
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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 20, 2017

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ENMARKET BRIDGE RUN RAISES $24,000
(SAVANNAH, GA) Partners in the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run presented a check for more than $24,000 to The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler, the official charity of the Bridge Run, from proceeds of the 2016 race. To read more, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/visit-savannah-news/enmarket-savannah-bridge-run-presents-donation-nancy-n-j-c-lewis-cancer-research-pavilion/
 
 
MARJORIE YOUNG TO SPEAK AT SOUTHERN PRESS INSTITUTE ON CRISIS PR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Majorie Young, president of Carriage Trade Public Relations®, will speak at the 66th annual Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) in the workshop titled, “How PR Pros Can Anticipate Crises at Their Own Organizations (Public Relations Workshop).”  This presentation is scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 23. For more information, visit https://www.savannahstate.edu/news/article.shtml?id=670


 
 
GEORGIA REAPS ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ENTERTAINMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen, of the Bowen Law Group, spoke to the West Chatham Rotary on the economic impact of the entertainment industry in Savannah. Georgia is currently the 3rd largest state for production, trailing only New York and California. 


 
PERSONAL CHEF
(SAVANNAH, GA) Personal Chef Nora Von Duyke is celebrating eight years in business. She is known for her small dinner parties of up to 20 people and her four-course meals, prepared at your home. She plates, serves and cleans up. Great for birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette parties and bridal luncheons. www.pantryelf.com 912.898-8458
 
 
RETIREMENT RULE WORTH REMEMBERING
(SAVANNAH, GA) Sam Hubbard, of Coastal Capital Management LLC, breaks down what the Department of Labor’s review of the Fiduciary Rule will mean to you, your savings, and who is acting in your best interests. To read more, visit

http://savannahnow.com/opinion-column/2017-02-10/retirement-advice-rule-worth-saving

 
 
 
 
 
SHAD MASTER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charlie Russo, Jr., of Russo’s Seafood, can tell you everything you might need to know about Savannah’s seasonal fish delicacy of Shad. To read more, visit
 
SUMMER INTERN

(SAVANNAH, GA) The city of Savannah’s summer internship program will return this year and once again needs help from the local business community to provide hands-on summer work opportunities for high school students. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/member-news/city-savannah-seeking-business-participation-summer-internship-programs/
 
 
MATILDA JANE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Happily Ever After Ball was held by The Next Generation benefiting the Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center this past weekend at Brockington Hall. Robyn Shirley of Matilda Jane Clothing was delighted to be a sponsor of this worthwhile event. To learn more about Matilda Jane clothing, visit https://www.facebook.com/mjcrobyn/?fref=ts
 
Pictured are Clara Vaughn, Annabelle Vaughn, Adelaide Shirley, Anna Camden Shirley, and Robyn Shirley
 (From Left to Right) Pictured are Clara Vaughn, Annabelle Vaughn, Robyn Shirley,  Adelaide Shirley and Anna Camden Shirley.
 
 
 
SIRI VS. ALEXA
(BUSINESS INSIDER) Apple Just Revealed A Big Way Siri Will Take On Amazon Alexa


 
 
COMMUNITY RAISES $10,000 FOR HOSPICE
(SAVANNAH, GA) A community organized Oyster Roast Fund Raiser for Hospice Savannah raised $10,000. These funds will go toward programming run by Hospice Savannah. To learn how you can help raise money or volunteer call 912-629-1043.


 
ENCOURAGE HEALTH NONPROFIT CONTEST 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket invites area nonprofit organizations to apply to be selected as one of the four grant recipients in the 2017 Encourage Health Educational Series. The application process will be held through a Facebook contest at https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations
 
 
YINSTORATIVE
(SAVANNAH, GA) This new class is a unique combination of Yin and restorative, designed to allow you to relax and recharge. This class is suitable for all, regardless of limitations or prior injury. Yinstorative is available Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, http://savannahyoga.com/

THINNER DOESN’T MEAN YOUNGER
(SAVANNAH, GA) A rigorous exercise regimen will make you fitter, but it won’t make you look younger. Thinner and more athletic people over age 40 have less fat under their skin and can look older than overweight people. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com/
PARTICIPATE IN SAVANNAH’S ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM
(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups is a weekly meet up to connect and help grow Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Be active in our community and share your ideas, experiences and be surrounded by like-minded folks that care about Savannah’s future success. Each week 1MC showcases 2 presenters for 6 minutes each, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. No cost. Location: Creators’ Foundry. Every Wednesday 9-10a. See the speaker line up:

http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

YOU CAN BLOW IT WITHOUT SAYING A WORD
(INC) 14 Body Language Mistakes
TIJUANA FLATS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will host a Spirit Night fundraiser at Tijuana Flats,  405 Pooler Parkway, Pooler, GA, on Monday, Feb. 20, from 5 -8 PM. Join us for great food and fellowship while supporting people with disabilities who live in our eleven-county service area. Make sure to mention LIFE when making your purchase. For additional information, contact Fran Todd at ftodd@lifecil.com or visit www.lifecil.com.
BUSINESS WORKSHOP
(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE Savannah announces a free workshop called “Taking Care of Business” on running a small business. It deals with how you can become aware of business practices to avoid common pitfalls. The event is on Feb. 22 from 11:30-1:00 pm. For more information, visit www.scoresav.org
5 KEYBOARDS THAT CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER
THE HISTORY OF BASKETBALL
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School announces plans for a community-wide program on Thursday, Feb. 23 which highlights the history of basketball. The program, open to all ages, begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit https://saslions.com

POTABLE GOLD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum will host a special Madeira (wine) program Fridays and Saturdays in Feb. (3, 4, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25) at 5:30 p.m. Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/
12 HABITS OF HAPPY PEOPLE
DISC DOGATHON
(SAVANNAH, GA) World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier February 24-26, 2017 to be held in Savannah. This Classic Disc Dogathon Qualifying event is only given to one city per state. Attendance is free of charge. Event will benefit Local Pet Rescue, Islands High School and Homeless Veterans. For more info, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/world-canine-disc-championship-qualifier-february-24-26-2017-to-benefit-local-pet-rescue-islands-high-school-and-homeless-veterans/
POLIO SURVIVORS TO HEAR SPECIALIST
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:30 am at the LIFE office, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 143-B, Savannah. The speaker will be Dr. John T. Prather, foot and ankle specialist, of Chatham Orthopaedic Associates. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information, call 912-927-8332.
COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The MEGAGENESIS XI College and Career Fair is set for Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. at Sol C. Johnson High School in Savannah, GA. Some of the participating colleges include Armstrong State University, Auburn University, Claflin University, Georgia State University, South Carolina State University, Savannah State University, and University of Alabama. For additional information or registration, please contact Dr. Zke Zimmerman at Javarorlz@aol.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/MegagenesisSavannah/
BIKE BEAUTIFUL BEAUFORT 
(SAVANNAH, GA) To get a taste of how other bike trails are making communities better, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign is organizing a trip to Beaufort’s Spanish Moss Trail on Sunday, Feb. 26. The ride is free but registration is required, to register visit,  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-2017-bikecurious-ride-spanish-moss-trail-tickets-31541594759?mc_eid=08fa9719ff&mc_cid=e6b64bcf5c 
3RD ANNUAL LOUISE LAURETTI HOOPS FOR HORIZONS TOURNAMENT 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons 3 v 3 charity basketball tournament will be held Mar. 4 at Savannah Country Day School starting at 9:00 a.m. This tournament is named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014. All proceeds benefit Horizons Savannah. For more information, visit
http://carriagetradepr.com/3rd-annual-louise-lauretti-hoops-horizons-tournament/

A WHOLE NEW WORLD
(MASHABLE) Hulu VR-Sit in Your Virtual Living Room with Your Virtual Friends

http://mashable.com/2017/02/08/hulu-vr-app-oculus-avatars-oculus-touch/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#Fr12NKVSDSq9

FLY IN
(MIDWAY, GA) Grass Strip Foundation presents its 8th Annual FLY IN & Open House on March 25. Fly or drive to Berg Park Aerodrome 9GA2 – Unicom 123.00 or drive to 580 Old Gress Island Road, Midway, GA 31320. Call Steve Berg for more information, 912-884-8666. Donations are encouraged. For pilots: Nonprofit dedicate to vintage and general aviation aircraft and their preservation.

MARATHON & 5K 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K highlights Savannah’s beautiful Historic District in 13.1 miles of tree-lined streets and city squares on April 7-9. The event will also be featuring a fashion-fitness expo and post-race party. To learn more, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/publix-savannah-womens-half-marathon-5k-april-7-9/ or to register, visit http://www.savannahwomenshalf.com
DOGGIE CARNIVAL 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society for Greater Savannah will host its 17th annual Doggie Carnival on Sunday, May 7 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Forsyth Park. Admission to the carnival is free and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/771789232972402/

COASTAL PET RESCUE CELEBRATES 14 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) February marks the 14th anniversary for Coastal Pet Rescue. They have grown from an organization of one woman to nearly 130 volunteers; or a little under 20 pets in 2003 to 489 canines and 207 felines in 2016, and 63 canines and 20 felines so far in 2017! For more information on this organization, visit www.coastalpetrescue.org

Savannah Business Attorney Charles Bowen to speak about “The Legal Risks of Live-Streaming Videos” at the SMART Luncheon March 7

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business and entertainment attorney Charles Bowen of The Bowen Law Group will speak on Tuesday, March 7 at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Council SMART Lunch Series.

Bowen will present the second installment of the two-part series “The Legal Risks of Live-Streaming Videos” during the monthly luncheon at the Savannah Morning News auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway.

Bowen’s presentation comes as the rise in popularity of livestreaming apps such as Periscope and Meerkat, along with new features in mainstream apps such as Facebook, has inspired many smartphone users to get into the livestreaming game, broadcasting any event live using their device. While these apps ban users from posting content that violates others’ copyright, trademark, privacy and publicity rights in their standard Terms of Service, their warnings are often ignored.

Bowen will address these issues and the challenge of privacy concerns from a legal perspective, particularly when it comes to commercial use.

“Some users have tried to claim that the Digital Millennial Copyright Act’s ‘safe harbor’ provisions should shield them from liability, but that law only protects the livestreaming service itself, not the actual broadcaster,” Bowen said. “That law, which YouTube constantly relies upon to protect itself, states that streaming services are protected if they respond promptly to rights owners’ takedown requests and don’t have ‘constructive’ knowledge of infringement. But this will not protect you from an infringement claim if you knowingly broadcast illegal material.”

Bowen also will review basic livestreaming rules and how ignoring them could land some users in legal hot water.

“Livestreaming is likely here to stay, as it seems to be a perfect fit for today’s smartphone-carrying, internet-connected world,” said Bowen. “The best advice I can give is simply to be smart and use common sense. Do not broadcast copyrighted material that you do not own, do not be creepy and invade people’s privacy and procure releases if you are using your broadcast for business purposes.

“If you follow these simple rules, you will very likely protect yourself from any potentially expensive legal claims.”

The luncheon will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m. and the program at 12 p.m. The cost is $12 for Chamber members. For more information or to RSVP, contact Stephanie Painter at SPainter@SavannahChamber.com or 912-644-6458.

charles-bowenMORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOWEN LAW GROUP
Based out of Savannah, Charles Bowen is a business attorney who focuses on commercial and entertainment law and also offers comprehensive mediation services. Bowen attended Mercer University in Macon, Ga., where he graduated summa cum laude with honors in both psychology and political science. Upon graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, he moved to Savannah and established a corporate law practice. Bowen was named “Business Advocate of the Year” in 2015 by the Savannah Morning News. He won the “2016 Helen V. Head Business Leader of the Year Award” presented by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. He also chaired the 24th Annual Kiss-a-Pig campaign on behalf of the American Diabetes Association. Bowen has received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest rating based upon confidential surveys sent to other attorneys. He also has been selected by the members of the State Bar of Georgia as one of Georgia Trend’s 12th Annual Legal Elite in two categories: Business Law and Corporate Law. He is the author of three eBooks. With panoramic views of the city and the Savannah River, The Bowen Law Group is located on the top floor of the Manger Building at 7 East Congress Street. For more information, call 912.544.2050 or visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com. Follow The Bowen Law Group on Twitter at @bowenlawgroup.

CONTACT
Charles J. Bowen, Founder
The Bowen Law Group
912-544-2050
cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com
http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com

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

World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier February 24-26, 2017 To Benefit Local Pet Rescue, Islands High School and Homeless Veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier February 24-26, 2017

To Benefit Local Pet Rescue, Islands High School and Homeless Veterans

 

(Savannah, Georgia) – It’s a bird.  It’s a plane.  It’s flying dogs…Did you know that dogs can fly? The most talented canine athletes in the Southeastern US will take to the skies in Whitemarsh Island when Skyhoundz, the largest disc-dog competition series in the world, holds its 2017 Canine Disc World Championship Qualifier Friday through Sunday, February 24th – 26th, 9:00am to 5:00pm, at Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Canines can be seen, literally, jumping for joy.

 

“This Classic Disc Dogathon Qualifying event is only given to one city per state,” said Chief Master Sergeant USAF James Fox of the Border Pawtrol Disc Dog Team, one of the event organizers, along with TailsSpin Pet Food and Accessories, its parent company, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, and Islands High School.  “Because of this, this event will be attracting competitors from many surrounding states who are trying to qualify for the World Championship.”  Many of the canine competitors have been rescued from local area animal shelters.

 

Attendance is free of charge. Families and friends are invited to enjoy this unique event and applaud these talented canine athletes.

 

At the event, pet food donations will be collected to help homeless Veterans with pets in Savannah and Chatham County, through the help of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 660.

 

Pet rescue agencies, such as One Love Animal Rescue, Save-A-Life, Coastal Pet rescue, and FACTS, will be at the event, showing off pets looking for their forever homes.

 

National pet food vendors scheduled to participate include Blue Buffalo, Natural Balance, Precise Pet, Fussie Cat, Lotus, Nutrisource, Pro-Pac Ultimates, Nulo, Nature’s Logic, and Zignature.  Local vendors, such as the Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market, Hipster Hound, Todd B’s Honey, as well as the Islands High School’s Veterinary Science students, boasting their latest hypo-allergenic dog treats, are also scheduled to attend.

 

Proceeds raised at the event will be donated to VFW Post 660 homeless veteran outreach, participating local pet rescue organizations, and Islands High School’s Veterinary Science program.

 

Islands High School is one of the few high schools in the entire state of Georgia that boasts a Veterinary Science Program. Students can develop skills to become employed as a Veterinary Assistant, upon graduation and completion of the course examination.

 

For more information on being a vendor, to volunteer, event schedule, and entry competition fees, please visit www.TailsSpin.com or call James Fox, 912-656-5788.

Kiwanis of Skidaway to Hold Annual Pancake Fundraiser to Benefit Local At-Risk Youth

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island announces the annual Pancake Breakfast to be held Saturday, February 25. From 7 a.m. until 11 a.m., at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, located at 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children 8 and under eat free. To purchase tickets in advance, visit http://www.kiwanisofskidaway.com/event/pancake-breakfast/.

“This is one of four events we hold throughout the year to raise funds for our service partners,” said Kevin O’Neill, chairperson for the Pancake Breakfast. “We will have great raffle prizes again this year and encourage the entire community to join us for breakfast.”

All net proceeds from the event directly benefit Savannah’s at-risk youth through community partners, to include: America’s Second Harvest — Kids Cafe, Backpack Buddies, Family Promise of Greater Savannah, Junior Achievement, Local Outreach Volunteer Educators, Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, Special Olympics and Wesley Community Centers of Savannah.

Last year, the club mobilized $62,500 to support these and other projects and programs that serve children. For a complete list of their service partners, visit http://www.kiwanisofskidaway.com/community-involvement/.

Kiwanis Club of Skidaway is a service organization comprised of 125 men and women in the Savannah area. Since 1988, the club has raised and distributed over $1.4 million and invested over 300,000 service hours toward their mission of supporting children in our region.

For more information on the club, visit https://www.kiwanisofskidaway.com.

Media Contact:
Kevin O’Neill
912-713-1733

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

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SEAFOOD OWNER EARNS THE MANTLE ‘SHAD MASTER’
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charlie Russo, Jr., of Russo’s Seafood, can tell you everything you might need to know about Savannah’s seasonal fish delicacy of Shad. To read more, visit
 


 
PR EXEC TALKS LIVE-STREAMING IN BUSINESS WORLD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young, CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations, presented to the Small Business Council SMART Luncheon on “5 things to know about live-streaming.” To watch the presentation, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of3s1z8vEqY


 
TAKE ON A SUMMER INTERN

(SAVANNAH, GA) The city of Savannah’s summer internship program will return this year and once again needs help from the local business community to provide hands-on summer work opportunities for high school students. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/member-news/city-savannah-seeking-business-participation-summer-internship-programs/
 
 
 
ENCOURAGE HEALTH NONPROFIT CONTEST LAUNCHED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket invites area nonprofit organizations to apply to be selected as one of the four grant recipients in the 2017 Encourage Health Educational Series. The application process will be held through a Facebook contest at https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations
 
 

NEW SUPERINTENDENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Following the retirement of Superintendent, Dr. Thomas B. Lockamy, Jr., at the end of the 2016-17 School Year, the Board of Public Education is conducting a search for his successor. A third-party firm has been hired to aid in the search but SCCPSS has also announced a public survey to gain input into the top qualities desired in a superintendent. To read more or to complete the survey, visit www.sccpss.com.
BRING IN THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST
(INC) 6 Keys to Bringing In and Hiring Top Talent

http://www.inc.com/workpop/the-6-keys-to-bringing-in-and-hiring-top-talent.html

BIKE BEAUTIFUL BEAUFORT TRAIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) To get a taste of how other bike trails are making communities better, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign is organizing a trip to Beaufort’s Spanish Moss Trail on Sunday, Feb. 26. The ride is free but registration is required, to register visit, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-2017-bikecurious-ride-spanish-moss-trail-tickets-31541594759?mc_eid=08fa9719ff&mc_cid=e6b64bcf5c 
STATE OF THE CITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach presented his first ‘State of the City’ speech  at the Civic Center, and reviewed the accomplishments of his administration’s first term. To read more, visit https://savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/politics-local-govts/6514-in-state-of-the-city-speech,-mayor-deloach-announces-a-savannah-shines-campaign-and-citys-first-early-childhood-program-with-dr-tom-lockamy.html
2017 InnovateHER COMPETITION

(ATLANTA, GA) SBA announces the 2017 InnovateHER, a nationwide women business competition designed to drive attention and resources to innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. Contestants have until May 12 to enter and vie for $70,000 in prize money. For more information, visit

TO DELETE OR NOT TO DELETE?
(BRAUDCAST) Crisis communications expert Gerard Braud asks media relations experts, “If someone writes something negative on your corporate Facebook page, should you delete it?” To watch video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsLOJ2_XQAs&list=TLGGZAAfkaW512kwOTAyMjAxNw
WTC WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON TRADE
(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah will host the Global Education Program, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act – Compliance Awareness Workshop, on Feb. 16, 1 p.m. at the World Trade Center Savannah. Tickets are $50 per person. To register or learn more about the event, http://www.wtcsavannah.org
SOUTHERN GATEWAY PRODUCTIONS SERVICES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Business and entertainment attorney Charles Bowen has announced new venture, Southern Gateway Production Services (SGPS). The company mission is to strengthen Savannah’s reputation as a desirable shooting location. By offering new incentives and benefits to movie and television production companies, SGPS will ensure that those coming to the Savannah area are properly vetted and legitimate while also protecting union and non-union workers. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/local-savannah-attorney-founder-savannah-film-alliance-launches-southern-gateway-production-services-meet-growing-demand-film-industry-georgia/

WHY SAVANNAH LACKS BIKE TRAILS

(SAVANNAH, GA) John Bennett, Executive Director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, examines the reasons behind Savannah’s lack of bike trails within city limits and the economic benefits that go along with them. To read more, visit

http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/economic-benefits-of-bike-trails-are-passing-savannah-by/Content?oid=3983174

11 WAYS TO HIGHLIGHT YOUR REPUTATION ON LINKEDIN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations, provides a ‘how-to’ checklist all business professionals can benefit from on “11 ways to highlight your reputation through your LinkedIn profile” and how to leverage social media to grow your business. To read more, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-02-08/wright-11-ways-highlight-your-reputation-linkedin-0
SAVANNAH WEDDINGS MAGAZINE ON SALE NOW
(SAVANNAH, GA) From gown inspiration to creative elopements, Savannah Weddings Magazine Spring/Summer 2017 reveals the best and brightest of all things nuptial in the Hostess City. To purchase or learn more, visit http://shopsavannahmagazine.com/products/savannah-weddings-spring-summer-2017
5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS SECURE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Heather Radtke of the Savannah-based technology company, Speros, presents on a subject every business owner has to address, “5 Ways to Keep Your Business Secure.” To watch her presentation, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0-tvxNC1YA
MILLENIALS DUMP SOCIAL MEDIA FOR FASHION ADVICE

(PR NEWSWIRE) Fewer than 7% of Millennials surveyed in new fashion study reported that they are influenced by social media when deciding what apparel and accessories to buy. To learn more about this survey, visit  https://www.bulldogreporter.com/millennial-pr-twist-study-reveals-social-media-is-not-a-major-influence-on-gen-ys-fashion-purchases 

 
YOGA CENTER , TREE FOUNDATION PARTNER FOR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Yoga Center holds two commUNITY yoga classes a week, along with various events through the year, with all proceeds going toward a particular non-profit. From now until June 30, all fundraising efforts will be donated to the Savannah Tree Foundation. Find out more about this partnership at  www.savannahyoga.com/yoga-friends.

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA ANNOUNCES 2017 CLASS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce 28 program participants from across the region have been selected for the LSEGA class of 2017. The five-month program is designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-announces-2017-class/

NO MIRRORS FOR SKIN CARE, PLEASE

(SAVANNAH, GA) A magnifying mirror makes you want to pick and squeeze, which is the worst thing you can do to your skin. If you have acne, think of your face as a no-fly zone for your hands. For more information, visit lcderm.com

PARTICIPATE IN SAVANNAH’S ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM
(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups is a weekly meet up to connect and help grow Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Be active in our community and share your ideas, experiences and be surrounded by like-minded folks that care about Savannah’s future success. Each week 1MC showcases 2 presenters for 6 minutes each, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. No cost. Location: Creators’ Foundry. Every Wednesday 9-10a. See the speaker line up:

http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

POTABLE GOLD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum will host a special Madeira (wine) program Fridays and Saturdays in Feb. (3, 4, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25) at 5:30 p.m. Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/

GET MARRIED IN THE DAVENPORT HOUSE GARDEN FEB 14

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the first time, Davenport House Museum’s garden will be available for wedding ceremonies on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. There are 24 slots available, and ceremonies will be offered every 15 minutes. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Skidaway Island Rotary will present The Savannah Theatre Company’s “Love is in the Air” Supper Club show on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 14 and 15 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at The Plantation Club at The Landings. Proceeds benefit the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation and other local children’s charities. For more information, visit http://www.skidawayrotary.org/

WomenHeart
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Joseph’s/Candler and The National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease announce an open house on Feb. 16 from 5-6:30 pm, to offer support and education for survivors of heart disease or those at a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. For more information, visit sjchs.org/womenheart
BUILDING A NEW LIFE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah invites you to join the caring and compassionate bereavement counselors of Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle for a day of healing as you journey towards building your new life on Saturday, Feb. 18. To find out more or to register, visit http://www.HospiceSavannah.org/fullcircle
DAVENPORT SOIREE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enjoy an afternoon of merriment, fine spirits, and silent auctions celebrating the Davenport House Museum, at the inaugural Davenport Soirée, Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2-5 pm. Tickets are $95. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  www.davenporthousemuseum.org 
DOING BUSINESS IN BELGIUM
(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah will host the Global Education Program, Doing Business in Belgium, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. at World Trade Center Savannah. For more information, visit www.wtcsavannah.org
THE HISTORY OF BASKETBALL
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School announces plans for a community-wide program on Thursday, Feb. 23 which highlights the history of basketball. The program, open to all ages, begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit https://saslions.com

LEARN TO SELL SERVICES TO FILM, TV PRODUCTIONS MAR 3

(SAVANNAH, GA) Attend Georgia’s Business Development Center’s Class on March 3 on on how to become a camera ready vendor. Learn how to sell your services and products to film and TV productions in the Savannah Area. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/becoming-a-camera-ready-vendor/

3RD ANNUAL LOUISE LAURETTI HOOPS FOR HORIZONS TOURNAMENT MAR 4

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons 3 v 3 charity basketball tournament will be held Mar. 4 at Savannah Country Day School starting at 9:00 a.m. This tournament is named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014. All proceeds benefit Horizons Savannah. For more information, visit
http://carriagetradepr.com/3rd-annual-louise-lauretti-hoops-horizons-tournament/

ANTIQUES & ARCHITECTURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend, Mar. 3 and 4, is filled with luncheons, lectures, tours, a live auction, and cocktails in a historic mansion. Bring your treasures to What’s in Your Attic for valuation by professional appraisers seen on TV. Proceeds will benefit the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim houses.  http://savantiquesweekend.com/
MARYLAND MIXER MAR 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are from the Maryland area, please join us for an after-hours MARYLAND MIXER on Wed, Mar. 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Ga. RSVP with Marjorie Young at marjorie@carriagetradepr.com or 912-844-9990

PR EXEC TO BRING TIPS TO THE CLASSROOM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade PR, will present a Social Media tutorial to Georgia Southern students on Mar. 24. To learn more about Carriage Trade PR, please visit www.carriagetradepr.com
PUBLIX SAVANNAH WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON & 5K 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K highlights Savannah’s beautiful Historic District in 13.1 miles of tree-lined streets and city squares on April 7-9. The event will also be featuring a fashion-fitness expo and post-race party. To learn more, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/publix-savannah-womens-half-marathon-5k-april-7-9/ or to register, visit http://www.savannahwomenshalf.com
DOGGIE CARNIVAL 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society for Greater Savannah will host its 17th annual Doggie Carnival on Sunday, May 7 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Forsyth Park. Admission to the carnival is free and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/771789232972402/

PR INTERNSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing are currently accepting applications for our spring internship program. Intern responsibilities will include media relations, writing press releases and awards, photography, videography, search engine optimization, researching keywords, social media management, and community relations. For more information or to apply, email Cynthia Wright at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com or visit http://carriagetradepr.com/internship/

MEET TALBERT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Talbert is your typical yellow lab: up for adventure or a good belly rub. He loves his twice daily walks and would do great in a home that will give him regular exercise to keep him physically and mentally fit. To get more information on adopting Talbert, visit www.coastalpetrescue.org

Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade PR Presents to Rotary District 6920

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young, CEO and president of Carriage Trade Public Relations™, presents to incoming Assistant Governors for Rotary District 6920. Her presentation was on the new Public Image initiation by Rotary International.

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