Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire Recognizes Cecilia Russo Turner with Community Impact Awards

Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire Recognizes Cecilia Russo Turner with Community Impact Awards

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing has been recognized as a recipient of the 2018 Community Impact Award by Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire.

Cecilia Russo Turner Receives Award from Ronald McDonald House

Cecilia Russo Turner Receives Award from Ronald McDonald House

The community impact awards program began in 2014 to recognize long-time contributors, businesses and volunteers for outstanding achievement in serving local Ronald McDonald House children and families.

Turner, who has served as a board member for seven years, has supported the Ronald McDonald House through marketing and fundraising support of various events, including the Chef of the House Challenge, Wine and Fries, The Red Shoe Run and Wine, Women and Shoes.

“It is a great honor to assist the families and staff at the Ronald McDonald House,” said Turner. “I’m so pleased that several of my family members and close friends are also involved with the organization, often serving at special events and seeing first-hand the impact that the house makes in our community.”

Bill Sorochak, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House, praised Turner for her efforts as a volunteer.

“Volunteers are the heartbeat of our House, and Cecilia has been invaluable in providing comfort for the families who find refuge and support here while their children receive medical treatment at our nearby hospitals,” Sorochak said. “Because of outstanding volunteers, we can keep our focus on helping children heal faster, cope better and stay healthy.”

The Ronald McDonald House helps families of seriously ill, hospitalized children cope with the stress and expense of daily living while trying to be close and emotionally strong for their children.

This marks the second time Turner has received the award. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is a registered 501©3, non-profit that operates solely on donations. The cornerstone program is the Savannah Ronald McDonald House that provides more than 4,170 family night stays each year with a “Home away from home.” Other core programs include the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital and Children’s Hospital at Memorial Hospital Medical Center and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a mobile dental clinic providing free dental cleanings and examinations, care to under served, school-aged children in Beaufort County, S.C.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC was founded by Cecilia Russo Turner in 2008. The firm puts the power of publicity to work, helping organizations, businesses and individuals move the needle and achieve their specific communications objectives through key reputation management strategies. For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

CONTACT
Bill Sorochak
Executive Director
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of the Coastal Empire
bill@rmhccoastalempire.org
t. (912) 350-7641 ext. 304
f. (912) 350-2309
c. (864) 906-8496
www.rmhccoastalempire.org 
4710 Waters Avenue
Savannah, Georgia, 31404

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo Turner
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
crusso72@gmail.com

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Savannah Vet, Dr. Jason King, Launches Pet Care Reminder App, “HEEL”

Savannah Vet, Dr. Jason King, Launches Pet Care Reminder App, “HEEL”

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Jason King, CEO of Live Oak Veterinary Neurology, has launched a new network app called “Heel!” that’s designed to foster cooperation and information sharing between veterinarians and pet owners.

Dr. Jason King

Dr. Jason King, CEO of Live Oak Veterinary Neurology

The system sends reminders for medication or other recurring needs to pet owners via a smartphone app. An internet portal allows veterinary professionals to communicate with each other and the pet owner on prescription refills, therapy details, and other pet health issues.

“The app tames the problem of pet prescription compliance, allowing the sharing of reminders between pet parents, spouses, pet-sitters, and veterinary professionals,” King said. “Heel!also allows real-time updating of therapy details directly from the prescribing veterinarian to the owner’s phone reminders. Pet parents are able to request prescription refills with the convenience of one touch while veterinarians gain improved compliance and control. Pets, the center of the network, gain a seamless web of communication across their care team, which can remain entirely focused on the animal’s health.”

King is the founder and owner of Live Oak Veterinary Neurologyin Savannah, which offers veterinary medical and surgical therapy for diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.

“It’s unfortunate, but we see a lot of preventable deaths occur because pet parents don’t administer the prescribed medication regularly or to its entirety,” continued King. “As much of a convenience as this app is, it is also intended to save lives.”

He recently was recognized for his development of the Heel!app by the Savannah Chapter of SCORE, the nation’s largest provider of free business mentoring services and educational programs for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. He was selected as a winner of the organization’s inaugural BizPitch Savannahentrepreneurial competition in September 2018.

The Heel!app is available for download through online app stores or from the website www.heelapp.com.

ABOUT DR. JASON KING AND LIVE OAK VETERINARY NEUROLOGY
Jason King is the founder and CEO of Live Oak Veterinary Neurologyin Savannah, Ga., and developer of the award-winning “Heel!” veterinary network app. The practice provides medical and surgical therapies for diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles and offers diagnostic tools and advanced training in electrophysiology and neurosurgery. Dr. King graduated from the University of Georgiain 2006 with a doctorate in veterinary medicine and is one of only 325 board-certified veterinary neurologists in the world. For more information, call 912-662-7544, visit www.liveoakvetneuro.com/or www.heelapp.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.
912.856.9075
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
www.carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 10, 2018

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MARITIME AFTER HOURS DONATES TO RMHC
(SAVANNAH, GA) For the fifth consecutive year, Savannah Maritime After Hours presented a holiday donation to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. This year, the donation was increased by $500, for a total of $2,000, which will be used to support the growing needs of the House and their residents. For more information, please visit http://www.wtoc.com/2018/12/04/ronald-mcdonald-house-receives-donation-savannah-maritime-after-hours-group/ 

GIVE BACK TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Give back to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter this holiday season. See their wish list here: https://www.myregistry.com/organization/Park-Place-Outreach-Youth-Emergency-Shelter-Savannah-GA/1367200 

CECILIA RUSSO TURNER RECEIVES COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire has honored Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing as a 2018 Community Impact Award recipient. The community impacts awards program began in 2014 to recognize long-time contributors, businesses and volunteers for outstanding achievement in serving local Ronald McDonald House children and families. For more information, please visit http://www.wtoc.com/2018/11/14/ronald-mcdonald-house-holds-impact-awards/ 

OPEN FOR BUSINESS® RECAP

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Did you miss November’s session of Open for Business®? We had special guest, Sherry Daniel, of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah with us talking about the power of an intern. Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrlHru6Vj5A 

“SANTA’S WORKSHOP” COMES ALIVE AT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive held their second annual “Santa’s Workshop” Christmas event. Families enjoyed gingerbread cookie decorating and Christmas caroling with local musician David Ross, as well as a hot chocolate bar and hot dogs. Santa Claus was available for photos. The event was free and open to the public. For more information on Peacock Automotive, please visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ Peacock Automotive

BETHESDA ACADEMY PRESIDENT RECEIVES GEORGIA GOAL AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program recently presented Michael Hughes, president of Bethesda Academy in Savannah, with the GOAL Advocacy Award. The award acknowledges individuals who have displayed passion and perseverance when appealing to legislators to preserve, protect and expand the program’s scholarship opportunities. For more information, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/ 

DONATE TO THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE THIS CHRISTMAS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire is in need of supplies to help with the operations of the House. Wishlist items include quick meals (soups, Ramen noodles, mac and cheese); individually packaged snacks; boxes of cereal and drinks; high efficiency free and clear laundry detergent and dryer sheets; hand sanitizer and hand soap; bathroom, shower and toilet bowl cleaners; Swiffer Wet Jet fluid and pads; disposable bowls, plates, utensils and gloves; 33-gallon trash bags; 60 watt CFL light bulbs; toothbrushes and toothpaste, dishwasher tablets, sponges and liquid dish soap; Febreze; gallon zip-lock bags; tissues; disinfectant wipes and gas/grocery gift cards. All donated items should be new, unopened and unused. For more information, please call the House at 912-350-7641, or visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/get-involved/wish-list/ 

DAWN BAKER SPEAKS ON DAWN’S DAUGHTER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Listen to Dawn Baker, founder of Dawn’s Daughter, Ltd. whose main goal is to provide unique, life-changing programs, activities and experiences which will enhance the development of girls and young women, inspire them to pursue excellence and much more. View the interview here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13mN6tT6lJgnU3BUnfYe-88ddPzgq0m2B/view?usp=sharing

DEWITT TILTON GROUP TO DELIVER HOLIDAY MEALS TO LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE STATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier commercial construction firm in Savannah, will deliver holiday meals to the Thunderbolt Police and Fire Stations on Thursday, December 20, as a way to say thank you to our local servicemen. The meals will be delivered in to-go boxes for easy transportation. Chris Tilton and Andrew Dewitt, principals of The Dewitt Tilton Group, will pack the boxes at 12:30 p.m. and hand-deliver the meals at 1 p.m. The meals will include turkey, stuffing and sides with all of the fixings of a home-cooked meal. Altogether, over 30 first responders and staff members are expected to receive a meal. For more information on the Dewitt Tilton Group, please visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com. To learn more about the Thunderbolt police and fire, please visit http://www.thunderboltga.org/

WISHLIST ITEMS FOR COASTAL PET RESCUE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Looking to donate this holiday season? The local Coastal Pet Rescue could use a little extra help! Please see their wish list items at the link below and consider giving back to our local pets in need. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3C5XF40V00BX2?pldnSite=1 

DINNER CABARET FOR A GOOD CAUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wesley member Craig Hanson had a life-saving liver transplant on October 15. For 18 years Craig has taught 5th grade science at Isle of Hope Elementary where he has been teacher-of-the-year 3 times. For 11 years, he has sung with the Wesley Choir. Grab your flapper dresses and fedoras and join the Wesley Choir for a Roaring 20s Dinner Cabaret benefiting Craig. Dine on a three-course meal with wine, and feast your ears upon music from choir members including songs by Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone, as well as, music from Carmen, Cabaret, and more! Visit the Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1956363437787045/

E-COMMERCE TIPS

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) The top 25 E-commerce problems and mistakes to avoid: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/ecommerce-problems-mistakes/ 

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES $4,200 WORTH OF PLUMBING FROM LOCAL ROTO-ROOTER 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah donated $4,200 worth of plumbing equipment to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter as part of their “Give the Gift of Plumbing” program. The home, which serves runaway, homeless and at-risk youth ages 11-17, received seven new toilets, a new garbage disposal and a new kitchen faucet. For more information visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181201/bis-in-brief-roto-rooter-score-chatham-parkway-toyotasubaru-sterling-seacrest-rite-aid-harbor-foundation-100 

FELDER & ASSOCIATES RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates has been named as a Silver Winner in the 2018 Brick in Architecture Awards program for its work on the Bouhan Falligant building. Only 19 projects were selected for recognition. Felder serves as the design firm for the structure that anchors the south end of Savannah’s Forsyth Park and is the new home for the city’s oldest law firm. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2018/11/national-recognition-given-felder-associates-bouhan-falligant-design/

SAVANNAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE HOSTS THE 15TH ANNUAL GALA

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Opportunity Award Gala, the Savannah Technical College’s signature fundraising event, honors deserving civic leaders in our community for a lifetime of service in creating and enhancing opportunities for others to succeed. This year’s honoree was Ted Kleisner. Now in its 15th year, the event gathered 300 community and civic leaders for a celebratory evening honoring a special individual. The evening also showcased the talents of students enrolled in the college’s award-winning Culinary Arts programs. Proceeds went to support the renovation of 7 West Bay Street to house the college’s Savannah Culinary Institute. The 2018 sponsors include Cecilia Russo Marketing, Gulfstream, AT&T, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce / Visit Savannah, BankSouth, Hansen Architects, Dick Eckburg, Bob Jepson, Don Waters, Stratton Leopold and others. For more information, please see https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181207/savannah-tech-gala-honors-tourism-visionary

LSEGA ALUMNI OPEN CITIZENS BANK & TRUST IN RICHMOND HILL 

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Local banking executives, Jon Seagraves and Brad Brookshire announced they have teamed with Citizens Bank and Trust to open a full-service banking office in Richmond Hill. Both Seagraves and Brookshire have lived in Richmond Hill for many years, and are eager to revitalize the face of local, community-oriented banking to better serve the rapidly expanding market. Both Seagraves and Brookshire are also alumni of Leadership Southeast Georgia. For more information, please visit https://citizensga.com/about/news/were-expanding-to-richmond-hill

SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “WHO ARE MY CUSTOMERS AND WHERE ARE THEY?”

(SAVANNAH, GA) This seminar, the latest offering in Savannah SCORE’s popular “Tools to Grow Your Business” series, will focus on helping aspiring business owners and existing businesses get a better understanding of their customers’ profile and where they are located. Gary Johnson, Certified Mentor for SCORE and a subject matter expert in marketing and operations for manufacturing, distribution and retail industries will be speaking. The seminar is on December 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required, and seats are limited. The cost is $20, payable in advance or at the door. To register call SCORE at 912-652-4335. https://savannah.score.org/

15 to 20 ROTARIANS TO TRAVEL TO INDIA, NEW TRIP PLANNED

(DISTRICT 6920) A second trip is being planned to India to immunize children from polio. This is a 10-day journey, starting on January 29, 2019, in New Deli. The cost for the program is $2,115. Contact Nancy Barbee for details. nbarbee@gmail.com

HELP SMASH ALZHEIMERS!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Help Smash Alzheimers! Take a video of you smashing something (anything), post it to your social media and mention the website, www.SmashAlzheimers.com. This is a fundraiser, so get to smashing! For more information, please contact John Whitwell at jwhitwell2003@yahoo.com.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW GUARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Magazine announces the next generation of entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators. These community and business leaders have distinguished themselves by their professional achievements and philanthropic service within Savannah and the Coastal Empire: http://www.savannahmagazine.com/new-guard-2018/ 

AUNT LAURIE’S FINALIST FOR EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AWARD

(KIAWAH ISLAND, SC) The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce recently honored several businesses that realize diversity and inclusion is as important to the community as it is to the success of the business. Aunt Laurie’s was one of three finalists for the Workplace Diversity Award in the small/medium employer category. www.auntlauries.com

LDSS KICKS OFF 3-21 CAMPAIGN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that people with Down Syndrome have three copies of chromosome 21-? The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) has kicked off their 3-21 Year End Giving Campaign which will run through December 31. You can donate at ldssga.org

BETHESDA ACADEMY FARM FEATURED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy Farm and Gardens Director, Merrin Slocombe shares the value and importance of Bethesda’s farm for students in this Connect Savannah article: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/back-to-the-farm/Content?oid=11060534

SAVANNAH VET, A SCORE BIZPITCH WINNER, LAUNCHES PET CARE APP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Jason King, CEO of Live Oak Veterinary Neurology, has launched the new “Heel!” veterinary network app to promote quality pet care and medication compliance. The free app will send medication reminders to pet owners and helps them communicate with veterinary professionals on prescription refills, therapy details and other pet health issues. For more information, please visit www.heelapp.com Read more here: https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/computers-technology/8760-nov-19-savannah-vet,-dr-jason-king,-launches-pet-care-reminder-app,-%E2%80%9Cheel%E2%80%9D.html

SPEROS PRESENTS MONTHLY TIPS: PHISHING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Do you know what phishing is? From advance-fee scams to spoofed email addresses, phishing has been a common attack. It is critical to understand how phishing works with so many variations of the scam being out there. Learn more here: https://www.pii-protect.com/security_news_letters/send_file/39/attachment/?brand_key=uyjmd 

FACEBOOK ADVERTISING COSTS BY INDUSTRY

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Check out the Facebook advertising costs broken down by industry from 2018: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/how-much-does-facebook-advertising-cost/

ENMARKET LAUNCHES FRICTIONLESS CHECKOUT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket convenience stores are making an enhancement to their mobile app that will allow customers to buy items through their phones and save a trip to the register. Enmarket, one of the first convenience store chains in the U.S. to use the new mobile payment technology, has partnered with Skip, a mobile self-checkout service. The technology is designed to reduce the speed of checkout from an average of 60 seconds to an instant checkout action controlled by the customer. For more information on Skip Frictionless Checkout, please visit


DEWITT TILTON GROUP LAUNCHES REDESIGNED WEBSITE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a commercial construction firm located in Savannah, has launched a redesigned website. The new website provides prospective clients with information on the commercial design and construction process along with a portfolio of projects in progress and completed work. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/68-state-regional-news/8713-nov-9-dewitt-tilton-group-launches-redesigned-website.html The Dewitt Tilton Group

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 18-19

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s favorite Enmarket Hockey Classic will be held Friday, January 18, through Saturday, January 19. Become a sponsor and entertain clients or reward employees with tickets and VIP passes. Sponsorships and ticket packages not only include the VIP experience, but many other great marketing assets including in-game and fan experience opportunities. To confirm your sponsorship, call Julie Musselman at 912.484.6688. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1008674/enmarket-hockey-classic-savannah-savannah-civic-centermartin-luther-king-arena?cobrand=savannah-new&partner_id=224&utm_source=Main+List&utm_campaign=275ac4b0d9-Newsletter_11_7_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bbf981802e-275ac4b0d9-52055773

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 3, 2018

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PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE TO HOST SANTA’S WORKSHOP FOR LOWCOUNTRY KIDS 
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive announces the second annual “Santa’s Workshop” Christmas event will be held from 2 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Families are invited to join in on gingerbread cookie decorating, Christmas caroling with local musician David Ross, a hot chocolate bar and hot dogs. Santa Claus will be available for photos. The event is free and open to the public. There will also be a toy collection drive for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry. All toys must be new and unused and can be dropped off at any dealership at Peacock Auto Mall from now leading up to the event. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/PeacockAutoMall/ Peacock Automotive

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES $4,200 WORTH OF PLUMBING FROM LOCAL ROTO-ROOTER 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah donated $4,200 worth of plumbing equipment to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter as part of their “Give the Gift of Plumbing” program. The home, which serves runaway, homeless and at-risk youth ages 11-17, received seven new toilets, a new garbage disposal and a new kitchen faucet. For more information visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181201/bis-in-brief-roto-rooter-score-chatham-parkway-toyotasubaru-sterling-seacrest-rite-aid-harbor-foundation-100 

FELDER & ASSOCIATES RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates has been named as a Silver Winner in the 2018 Brick in Architecture Awards program for its work on the Bouhan Falligant building. Only 19 projects were selected for recognition. Felder serves as the design firm for the structure that anchors the south end of Savannah’s Forsyth Park and is the new home for the city’s oldest law firm. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2018/11/national-recognition-given-felder-associates-bouhan-falligant-design/

SAVANNAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE TO HOST 15TH ANNUAL GALA

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Opportunity Award Gala, the Savannah Technical College’s signature fundraising event, honors deserving civic leaders in our community for a lifetime of service in creating and enhancing opportunities for others to succeed. This year’s honoree is Ted Kleisner. Now in its 15th year, the event gathers 300 community and civic leaders for a celebratory evening honoring a special individual. The evening also showcases the talents of students enrolled in the college’s award-winning Culinary Arts programs. Proceeds go to support the renovation of 7 West Bay Street to house the college’s Savannah Culinary Institute. The 2018 sponsors include Cecilia Russo Marketing, Gulfstream, AT&T, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce / Visit Savannah, BankSouth, Hansen Architects, Dick Eckburg, Bob Jepson, Don Waters, Stratton Leopold and others. Seats are still available. Please call 912.443.3019 or email rlawson@savannahtech.edu for more information.

LSEGA ALUMNI TO OPEN CITIZENS BANK & TRUST IN RICHMOND HILL 

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Local banking executives, Jon Seagraves and Brad Brookshire announced they have teamed with Citizens Bank and Trust to open a full-service banking office in Richmond Hill. Both Seagraves and Brookshire have lived in Richmond Hill for many years, and are eager to revitalize the face of local, community-oriented banking to better serve the rapidly expanding market. Both Seagraves and Brookshire are also alumni of Leadership Southeast Georgia. For more information, please visit https://citizensga.com/about/news/were-expanding-to-richmond-hill

SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “WHO ARE MY CUSTOMERS AND WHERE ARE THEY?”

(SAVANNAH, GA) This seminar, the latest offering in Savannah SCORE’s popular “Tools to Grow Your Business” series, will focus on helping aspiring business owners and existing businesses get a better understanding of their customers’ profile and where they are located. Gary Johnson, Certified Mentor for SCORE and a subject matter expert in marketing and operations for manufacturing, distribution and retail industries will be speaking. The seminar is on December 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required, and seats are limited. The cost is $20, payable in advance or at the door. To register call SCORE at 912-652-4335. https://savannah.score.org/

15 to 20 ROTARIANS TO TRAVEL TO INDIA, NEW TRIP PLANNED

(DISTRICT 6920) A second trip is being planned to India to immunize children from polio. This is a 10-day journey, starting on January 29, 2019, in New Deli. The cost for the program is $2,115. Contact Nancy Barbee for details. nbarbee@gmail.com

HELP SMASH ALZHEIMERS!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Help Smash Alzheimers! Take a video of you smashing something (anything), post it to your social media and mention the website, www.SmashAlzheimers.com. This is a fundraiser, so get to smashing! For more information, please contact John Whitwell at jwhitwell2003@yahoo.com.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW GUARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Magazine announces the next generation of entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators. These community and business leaders have distinguished themselves by their professional achievements and philanthropic service within Savannah and the Coastal Empire: http://www.savannahmagazine.com/new-guard-2018/ 

AUNT LAURIE’S FINALIST FOR EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AWARD

(KIAWAH ISLAND, SC) The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce recently honored several businesses that realize diversity and inclusion is as important to the community as it is to the success of the business. Aunt Laurie’s was one of three finalists for the Workplace Diversity Award in the small/medium employer category. www.auntlauries.com

LDSS KICKS OFF 3-21 CAMPAIGN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that people with Down Syndrome have three copies of chromosome 21-? The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) has kicked off their 3-21 Year End Giving Campaign which will run through December 31. You can donate at ldssga.org

BETHESDA ACADEMY FARM FEATURED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy Farm and Gardens Director, Merrin Slocombe shares the value and importance of Bethesda’s farm for students in this Connect Savannah article: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/back-to-the-farm/Content?oid=11060534

NLAWS AT HOME DELIVERS FRESH GROCERY ORDERS TO ST. JOSEPH’S / CANDLER

(SAVANNAH, GA) NLaws Produce at Home recently launched a partnership with St. Joseph’s/Candler to deliver fresh groceries to health system co-workers in a convenient manner. Co-workers can log in with their badge numbers on NLaws at Home’s website to customize weekly orders of food items. The local grocery delivers the orders to both hospital campuses every Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. EmployAbility, a local non-profit that is focused on workforce development and community integration for adults with developmental disabilities, has partnered with NLaws at Home to make delivery packaging easier. For more information, please visit http://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/nlaws-produce-at-home-partners-with-st-josephs-candler-to-deliver-fresh-groceries-to-employees/

(Left to right) Jesse Lewis, James Watson, Kevin Roberts, Maria Poncy and Cimerion Watson, volunteers with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph's / Candler orders.

(Left to right) Jesse Lewis, James Watson, Kevin Roberts, Maria Poncy and Cimerion Watson, volunteers with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph’s / Candler orders.


SAVANNAH VET, A SCORE BIZPITCH WINNER, LAUNCHES PET CARE APP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Jason King, CEO of Live Oak Veterinary Neurology, has launched the new “Heel!” veterinary network app to promote quality pet care and medication compliance. The free app will send medication reminders to pet owners and helps them communicate with veterinary professionals on prescription refills, therapy details and other pet health issues. For more information, please visit www.heelapp.com Read more here: https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/computers-technology/8760-nov-19-savannah-vet,-dr-jason-king,-launches-pet-care-reminder-app,-%E2%80%9Cheel%E2%80%9D.html

SPEROS PRESENTS MONTHLY TIPS: PHISHING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Do you know what phishing is? From advance-fee scams to spoofed email addresses, phishing has been a common attack. It is critical to understand how phishing works with so many variations of the scam being out there. Learn more here: https://www.pii-protect.com/security_news_letters/send_file/39/attachment/?brand_key=uyjmd 

FACEBOOK ADVERTISING COSTS BY INDUSTRY

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Check out the Facebook advertising costs broken down by industry from 2018: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/how-much-does-facebook-advertising-cost/

ENMARKET LAUNCHES FRICTIONLESS CHECKOUT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket convenience stores are making an enhancement to their mobile app that will allow customers to buy items through their phones and save a trip to the register. Enmarket, one of the first convenience store chains in the U.S. to use the new mobile payment technology, has partnered with Skip, a mobile self-checkout service. The technology is designed to reduce the speed of checkout from an average of 60 seconds to an instant checkout action controlled by the customer. For more information on Skip Frictionless Checkout, please visit


DEWITT TILTON GROUP LAUNCHES REDESIGNED WEBSITE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a commercial construction firm located in Savannah, has launched a redesigned website. The new website provides prospective clients with information on the commercial design and construction process along with a portfolio of projects in progress and completed work. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/68-state-regional-news/8713-nov-9-dewitt-tilton-group-launches-redesigned-website.html The Dewitt Tilton Group

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 18-19

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s favorite Enmarket Hockey Classic will be held Friday, January 18, through Saturday, January 19. Become a sponsor and entertain clients or reward employees with tickets and VIP passes. Sponsorships and ticket packages not only include the VIP experience, but many other great marketing assets including in-game and fan experience opportunities. To confirm your sponsorship, call Julie Musselman at 912.484.6688. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1008674/enmarket-hockey-classic-savannah-savannah-civic-centermartin-luther-king-arena?cobrand=savannah-new&partner_id=224&utm_source=Main+List&utm_campaign=275ac4b0d9-Newsletter_11_7_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bbf981802e-275ac4b0d9-52055773

MEET DANISH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Danish, a nine-month old female American Shorthair. Danish is a petite young lady. She is a bit of a wild child and loves to climb and play. Her adventurous nature makes her lots of kitty friends! She has never met another kitten she doesn’t love. To adopt Danish or to view other animals available for adoption visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-031-danish/

National Recognition Given to Felder & Associates for Bouhan Falligant Design

National Recognition Given to Felder & Associates for Bouhan Falligant Design

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates, a Savannah architecture and design firm, has been named as a Silver Winner in the 2018 Brick in ArchitectureAwards program. Felder was recognized in the commercial category for its work on the Bouhan Falligant building at 1 West Park Ave.

Felderserved as the design firm for the structure that anchors the south end of Savannah’s Forsyth Park and is the new home for the city’s oldest law firm.

“It is an honor to receive national recognition from our industry peers on this team effort,” said Brian Felder, managing principal of Felder & Associates. “We researched the design and construction details of several comparable historic buildings in Savannah in developing this project and determined that brick was the right selection and the best medium to achieve the desired outcome. Our partners Palmetto Brick Company, Cornerstone Masonryand West Construction were instrumental in the success of the project. Utilizing our very detailed drawings, Cornerstone Masonry’s crews of masons executed their work with a high degree of skill and accuracy.”

Each year, the Brick Industry Association(BIA) recognizes the country’s most visionary projects that incorporate fired-clay brick. This year, 19 projects were selected from 88 entries, spanning commercial, educational, landscaping and residential categories.

Founded in 1934, BIAis the nationally recognized authority on clay brick construction representing the nation’s distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products.

The 2018 award recipients will be featured in the December issue of Architectmagazine.

ABOUT FELDER & ASSOCIATES
Established in 2012, Felder & Associatesspecializes in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building and neo-traditional building. The firm has a staff of LEED accredited architects and interior designers who focus on sustainability. Felder & Associatesis a member of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Historic Savannah Foundation, the American Institutes of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, the United States Green Building Council and the International Interior Design Association. The firm is located at 2514 Abercorn St. Suite 110, Savannah, GA 31401. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call 912-777-3979, or visit www.felderassociates.net

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Junior Partner
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
cynthia@crussomarketing.com

Santa’s Workshop for Lowcountry Kids Opens for the Second Year at Peacock Auto Mall

Santa’s Workshop for Lowcountry Kids Opens for the Second Year at Peacock Auto Mall

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotiveannounces the second annual “Santa’s Workshop” Christmas Event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Peacock Automotive“Centered around our family-first values, this Santa’s Workshop has become an annual event for the Peacock Automotivefamily,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “We look forward to bringing Christmas cheer to families in the Lowcountry, and we always receive more joy than we give.”

Families are invited to join in on gingerbread cookie decorating and Christmas caroling with local musician David Ross, as well as a hot chocolate bar and hot dogs. Santa Claus will be available for photos. The event is free and open to the public.

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There will also be a toy collection drive for the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry, which operates six clubs in Beaufort and Jasper Counties with more than 2,200 members ages six to 18 years. Wish-list items include children’s books, coloring books, toy trucks, building blocks, multicultural dolls, musical toys, play dough sets, large-piece puzzles, pull toys, sports equipment, board games and art supplies, including glue sticks, markers, scissors and stickers.

All toys must be new and unopened and can be dropped off at any dealership at Peacock Auto Mallfrom now leading up to the event.

Santa’s Workshop will be held at the Peacock Used Cars & Trucksdealership located at 84 Auto Mall Boulevard near Bluffton. Admission is free.

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

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
For more than 32 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountryhave enabled young people as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, seven clubs serve 9,814 young people annually. Clubs are located in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Northern Beaufort County and Jasper County. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. In a national Harris survey of Boys & Girls Club alumni, 54 percent said the club saved their lives. Learn more at http://www.bgclowcountry.organd https://www.facebook.com/boysandgirlsclubofthelowcountry.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotiveowns and operates 20 automotive dealerships representing 14 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mallon U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mallinclude Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotivealso owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotivewas awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

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

Park Place Outreach Given $4,200 Worth of Plumbing from Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

Park Place Outreach Given $4,200 Worth of Plumbing from Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah donated $4,200 worth of plumbing equipment to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter as part of their “Give the Gift of Plumbing” program.

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Sherry Daniel and Julie Wade

The home, which serves runaway, homeless and at-risk youth ages 11-17, received seven new toilets, a new garbage disposal and a new kitchen faucet.

“We received a call that Roto-Rooter wanted to come by and take a look at our plumbing system to see how they could help,” said Julie Wade, executive director of Park Place Outreach. “As you might imagine with a full house of teenagers, it’s really important to keep plumbing essentials working properly. We are very excited by this partnership.”

Kyle Hagemes with Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

The home is open 24 hours a day and temporarily houses as many as 12 kids or teenagers at any time. All services are free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school.

“We didn’t have to think twice when we learned about Park Place’s mission,” said Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers. “Plumbing usually isn’t a priority until it has to be. We recognize the impact that this home has for our local youth, and we wanted to take anything we could off their never-ending to-do list.”

“Give the Gift of Plumbing” is a program offered by Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah that allows individuals and organizations to pre-order plumbing products and services to fulfill others’ plumbing needs.

For more information, visit https://www.rotosavannah.com

Since opening in 1984, Park Place Outreach has served more than 6,500 at-risk teens. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., is a 12-bed temporary residential shelter for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11 to 17. Serving youth since 1984, the shelter is open 24 hours a day and provides a safe, secure, and loving environment. Park Place Outreach is the only facility in Savannah where youth can self-admit without an agency referral. The organization’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. Park Place Outreach also operates a Street Outreach Program and Drop-In Center to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets.

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 more than 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

ABOUT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH
Roto-Rooter plumbers in Savannah provides full-service plumbing maintenance and repairs and clogged drain cleaning, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including toilet repairs. Roto-Rooters Plumbers of Savannah offers industrial, residential and commercial plumbing services. Trusted and recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooter is the premier provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in Savannah, GA. The company’s specialty is emergency services. Roto-Rooter Plumbers stand by their estimates and guarantee their work. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570 or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

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