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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/

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

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
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

Media Contact
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

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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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Silver Line Films Announces New Film “Take 2 For Faith”

Posted by mysavannah on August 16, 2016

Silver Line Films Announces New Film “Take 2 For Faith”

(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.

But the homecoming is bittersweet. She must balance the career she left in Nashville and the disruption her presence brings to her small town with unexpected emotions as she rediscovers her high school sweetheart and turns to a local pastor for insight.

Casting for additional roles, coordinated by Gabrielle Evans Casting, will get underway on Tuesday, Aug. 15, in Austin, Texas. Production is scheduled to begin on Thursday, Aug. 25, in Smithville, Texas.

Patrick Muldoon, who originated the role of Austin Reed on the daytime drama, “Days of Our Lives,” will portray Seth Ingram in the film while multiple Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Deana Carter has been cast in the role of Liz Winters. Carter is perhaps best known for her hit songs “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” and “Strawberry Wine.”

Nia Sioux, who has just completed a six-week run in the Off-Broadway musical “Trip Of Love” and who has delighted television audiences for six seasons on the popular series, “Dance Moms,” will portray Zoe Whitfield. This is the first feature-length film for the 15-year-old dance sensation who has attracted 3.6 million followers to her @niasioux Instagram page and twitter feed. Nia’s role will be an opportunity as well to show off her singing ability.

Dallas Lovato, who appeared in “The Helpers” (2013) and provided the voice of Wendy in the 2011 animated film “Snowflake, the White Gorilla,” will play Jennie Sharp. Lovato is the older sister of star actress and singer Demi Lovato.

Aaron O’Connell, who starred in the 2015 movie, “12 Gifts of Christmas,” will portray Gavin Whitfield. O’Connell is best known for his role in Tyler Perry’s “Haves and Have Nots.” Joel Rush, who appeared in “If Loving You Is Wrong” (2014) and “Love or Whatever” (2012), will play Cameron.

The film’s director, Nancy Criss, has produced and directed numerous award winning films including, “A Horse for Summer,” “Deadly Sanctuary” and “The Sparrows Nesting.”

The film’s scheduled release date is on or about March 1, 2017. For more information, visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4883336/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

For more information on Silver Line Films, visit http://silverlinetv.com/

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ABOUT SILVER LINE FILMS
Silver Line Films is a Georgia-based film production company. Their focus is on low to medium budget films with varying genres including family and faith-based films, drama action and suspense. For more information on Silver Line Films, visit http://silverlinetv.com/

CONTACT:
Silver Line Films, LLC

http://silverlinetv.com/
912-660-0001

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

912.844.9990

http://www.carriagetradepr.com

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 15, 2016

Posted by mysavannah on August 15, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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

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JCB OF GEORGIA ANNOUNCES NEW GRIDIRON WEBSITE CREATED BY SPEROS

(SAVANNAH, GA) JCB of Georgia is pleased to announce the launch of a newly designed website, http://grid-iron.net/ for its sub-company, Gridiron, LLC, an authorized dealer for JCB, Massey Ferguson, and SCAG Power Equipment. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the site features one-stop shop for construction, form and landscaping parts, attachments, and equipment needs. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2016-08-09/bis-brief-jcb-georgia-launches-new-gridiron-website-speros

FELDER & ASSOCIATES USE 3D MODELING TO DESIGN MULTISTORY LAW FIRM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates used 3D drawings to design a multistory building, One West Park, near Forsyth Park. These drawings allow designers and developers to look at every aspect of the building with one touch, even down to the material details.  Construction began in July and the new structure is supposed to be done next year. Interview with Ryan Claus:  http://fox28media.com/news/local/3d-technology-helps-create-design-for-new-building-downtown

SAVANNAH MALL’S BASS PRO SHOPS HOSTS ANNUAL FALL HUNTING CLASSIC THROUGH AUG 28

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bass Pro Shops announces the annual Fall Hunting Classic will be held Aug. 12-28 at the Savannah Mall. This event will kick off hunting season with free workshops for all attendees. There will also be a women’s workshop on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 3:00 p.m. The program for the workshop is specifically targeted to women hunters and those ladies interested in learning about the hunting experience. Featured speakers will be Georgia Department of Natural Resources officer Kate Hargrove, and outdoor enthusiasts and Deaux Girl Pro staff members Jean Ellen and Misty Lou. Andy Taylor a local hunter and Hunter Education Instructor will host the event. To learn more and find a list of all workshops and events visit: http://www.savannahmall.com/store/2138784953

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 http://parkplaceyes.org/about/

#IFYOUONLYKNEW

(FORBES) How To Figure Out Your Perfect Career In 3 Easy Steps
http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurenschiller/2016/08/09/how-to-figure-out-your-perfect-career-in-3-easy-steps/#b44d34c1db42

ENMARKET INTRODUCES NEW VICE PRESIDENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce that Paul Moody has joined the Savannah-based company of convenience stores as Vice President. Moody will provide oversight of store operations and lead the branding change already in progress at enmarket’s 61 locations in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-appoints-new-vice-president/

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 www.airthermsavannah.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 http://carriagetradepr.com/carriage-trade-public-relations-cecilia-russo-marketing-select-brooke-sheeler-fall-2016-intern/

LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY LAUNCHES MOBILE-FRIENDLY AND INTERACTIVE WEBSITE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website. Featuring mobile-friendly functionality and quick and easy access to essential information, the new website will be instrumental in furthering the organization’s mission to benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. For more information and to view the website, visit http://www.ldssga.org

CHANTEL NICOLE LEWIS CUMMINGS RECEIVES A UNCF STEM SCHOLARSHIP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chantel Nicole Lewis Cummings has been selected to receive 1 of the 100 UNCF stem scholarships. These opportunities are awarded out by the United Negro College Fund. They comprise of an award package of $25,000 that includes scholarships and a stipend for STEM internships over five years. To learn more about the program visit: https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/3c41df47-d142-4e21-8d79-e10bd880a347

BETTER WORK RELATIONSHIPS

(MASHABLE) How To Fix Work Relationships That Are Driving You Crazy
http://mashable.com/2016/07/28/work-relationship-crazy/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#AhJwMQW8mSqN

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY LEGAL ADVISORS AT THE BOWEN LAW GROUP

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) The Bowen Law Group is no stranger to the constantly growing entertainment industry. They have experience helping producers, directors, talent, writers and other creative professionals dealing with issues including financing, production, and licensing, location releases, and labor and union counsel. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com

MELISSA GRATIAS SHARES NEW BLOG POST IN THE #PROJECTPOSITIVITY SERIES

(SAVANNAH) The most recent blog post in the #ProjectPositivity series by Melissa Gratias features a story on Veronic DiPippo. She is an award-winning actress and producer and gives insight on “10 secrets to success in the entertainment industry.” Learn more about the success of DiPippo and the #ProjectPositivity series, click here: http://melissagratias.com/secrets-success-entertainment-industry/

BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION AND COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) The board of Public Education and Committee meeting will be held on Monday, August 15 at the district’s central office at 8:30 a.m. The address is 208 Bull Street, Savannah, GA, 31401. To learn more about the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, visit: http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/default.aspx

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION 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.  A few questions to consider: Is the space close to work sites? Does it need to be easily accessible to the interstate? Do you need front door parking or is garage parking acceptable? Etc. For more considerations, visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

COASTAL CELEBRITIES ANNOUNCED FOR DASH CHALLENGE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Celebrities were announced for the DASH challenge. This team scavenger hunt is a fundraiser for the Kingfisher Discovery Center. The official kick-off will take place at Cotton and Rye starting at 5:30 on Wednesday, August 17. To see all celebrities, go to http://carriagetradepr.com/coastal-celebrity-dash-contestant-information/

HOW TO DETERMINE WHEN “ENOUGH” IS “ENOUGH”

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 6 Signs You’re Saving Enough Money
http://www.businessinsider.com/signs-you-are-saving-enough-money-2016-8

SCCPSS HOLDS BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE MEETING

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will hold its board of public education and academic excellence meeting on Wednesday, August 17, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at East Broad K-8 School – Parent Center, 400 East Broad Street in Savannah, GA. For more information, visit http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/default.aspx

GOODWILL OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HELPING PEOPLE GET BACK TO WORK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Last year Goodwill of Southeast Georgia placed 1,401 people with disabilities and other barriers to employment; helping them gain a better quality of life. In need of a job or career change? Know someone who is? Visit: http://goodwillsavannah.org/mission/job-connection/

YOGA IN THE OPEN AIR

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Savannah Yoga will have Open Air Yoga at Ships of the Sea Museum, North Garden with Kelley Boyd on Sunday, August 28 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Join Kelley in an all levels yoga class in the North Garden of the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum.   Expect fun, music, nature and community. This event will be held rain or shine in the large beautiful covered outdoor space. Rain will be no issue. Bring a yoga mat, water and a towel. Mats will not be provided.  Full details at www.savannahyoga.com/workshops

HOW TO USE POKEMON TO MARKET YOUR BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah businesses use Pokémon to get attention; entrepreneurs invest in the game to convert the curious into customers. Read more at http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2016-07-30/local-businesses-use-pokemon-get-attention

SCORE BUSINESS LAUNCHPAD WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Business Launchpad workshop will give knowledge and insight to those who want to start a business in the Savannah area. Led by experienced SCORE business mentors, attendees will learn every aspect to starting a business from overall concept to a solid business plan. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Savannah SCORE, located at 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, GA. The cost to attend is $30, but space is limited. For more information, call (912) 652-4335.

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/

UPDATES TO SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE EASIER

(INC) Gmail’s Latest Update Brings Trello and GitHub Into Your Inbox
http://www.inc.com/bartie-scott/gmail-trello-github-integrations.html

100 WOMEN IN SAVANNAH RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 100 Women in Savannah group needs your support to help raise money for local nonprofit organizations. They meet four times a year for one hour to learn about organizations that need funding assistance. The cost is $100/member each quarter, which goes straight to the selected charities. To learn more, contact Linda Drake at (912) 897-3936 or visit https://www.facebook.com/100WomenWhoCareInSavannahGa/info/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals across 10 counties, is calling for nominations for the 2017 course. The deadline to nominate is Monday, August 15. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni, leaders in the region or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible for consideration. Nominations can be made on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com).

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.

BEST OF SAVANNAH

(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

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

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

ADOPT FELONY – A FEMALE STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER MIX

(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Felony came to Coastal Pet Rescue after being rescued from being a bait dog. She is so happy to be in a better place now and wants to find a home to call her own. Fill in an application today to meet this sweet lady and add her to your family. For more information, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-d-295-felony/

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Park Place Outreach Welcomes New Treasurer to Board of Directors

Posted by mysavannah on August 12, 2016

Park Place Outreach Welcomes New Treasurer to Board of Directors

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Widincamp as the organization’s Treasurer of the Board. Her duties will include budgeting and financial reviews.

Originally from Tyrone, Ga., Widincamp got her Bachelors Degree in Finance from Georgia State University and her Bachelors in Accounting from Auburn University. She and husband Matt have a 6-year-old son, Griffin. Her hobbies are running and spending time with family.

In regards to her new board position, Widincamp said, “I love helping kids and seeing a smile when they know someone cares about them. I’m very excited to work with the Park Place Outreach team and see how I can do my small part to help the big problem of child homelessness.”

All services at Park Place Outreach 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 6200 at-risk youth have been served by the organization. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

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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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Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing Select Brooke Sheeler as Fall 2016 Intern

Posted by mysavannah on August 10, 2016

Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing Select Brooke Sheeler as Fall 2016 Intern

(SAVANNAH, GA) Pennsylvania native, Brooke Sheeler has been selected for the fall public relations internship with Carriage Trade Public Relations™, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC. Sheeler is a May 2016 graduate from Slippery Rock University. She majored in public relations and minored in business administration.

Sheeler’s responsibilities include media relations, writing press releases and awards, search engine optimization, researching keywords, social media management, and community relations.

“We are excited to bring Brooke onto our team with the skills she learned throughout her time at Slippery Rock,” said Marjorie Young, CEO and Founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations™, Inc. “She will gain more insight into Public Relations practices overall and in the Savannah area.”

Throughout her time as an undergraduate student, Sheeler served as the Special Events Chair for her PRSSA chapter, Rock PRoductions. She was also the Public Relations Chair for a club called Up ‘til Dawn. This is an organization that hosts an event from midnight to 6:00 a.m. and raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Slippery Rock raised a total of $16,000 for the hospital in February 2016.

“I am thrilled for this opportunity and can’t wait to start my career,” said Sheeler. “Slippery Rock has given me endless opportunities and I can take those to learn in this internship.”

She will be furthering her studies at West Virginia University with a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications while simultaneously working with Carriage Trade PR and Cecilia Russo Marketing.

Sheeler is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. She enjoys spending her free time with friends, and traveling to new destinations. Sheeler graduated from Somerset Area Senior High School in 2012 and is the daughter of Robert and Tammy Sheeler.

For more information, visit www.carriagetradepr.com or www.crussomarketing.com.

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ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PR, INC
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2016 as Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method, the firm also established the first local news wire in Savannah and Augusta, COMMUNITY HEADLINES™, and the online TV show, OPEN FOR BUSINESS®. In 2013, Savannah Morning News named Carriage Trade PR its Small Business of the Year. For more information, visit www.carriagetradepr.com

‪ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC‬‬
‪Cecilia Russo, of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, is an acknowledged marketing professional with a proven record among Savannah’s top-tier non-profit and for profit organizations, businesses and corporations in the areas of fund development, marketing, public relations and event planning. As a native Savannahian, Cecilia’s knowledge and experience give her unique insights into channeling the efforts of volunteers and constituents into effective, mission-driven public relations activities that translate into measurable results. She was voted one of Savannah’s “40 Business Leaders Under 40” by the Savannah Business Report and Journal in 2005. For more information, visit www.crussomarketing.com

For more information, contact:

Marjorie Young
CEO of Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
Phone: 912.844.9990
Email: VisTeam@carriagetradepr.com

Cecilia Russo
CEO of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
Phone: 912.665.0005
Email: info@crussomarketing.com

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Coastal Celebrity DASH Contestant Information

Posted by mysavannah on August 10, 2016

The kick-off will be at Cotton and Rye starting at 5:30 on August 17th. The scavenger hunt will take place on the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge on October 15th at 10:00 am


The following people were selected to be your fellow Coastal Celebrities for the DASH Challenge:
Dr. Jeff Kenney – Medical Director, Emergency Department, St.Joseph’s Candler
Dr. Rick Shields – Board President, Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges
Gareth Avant – Project Engineer at McKim & Creed
Dr. Todd Cellini – President, South University
Dr. Patti Adams – Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, South University
J.Tim Blackston – Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations, South University
Matthew Davis – Sr. Financial Analyst at South University
Tricia Howard – Director of Pre-Clinical Education at South University
Julie Wade – The Wade Law Firm / Board Member SCCPSS
Alfred McGuire – Principal, Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School SCCPSS
Heather Handy – Principal, Jenkins High School SCPSS
Kurt Hetager – Manager of Communications and Community Engagement SCCPSS
Peter Ulrich – Principal, The STEM Academy SCCPSS
David Feliciano – Chief Data & Accountability Division Officer SCCPSS
Daphanie Williams – Management Services Coordinator – City of Savannah
Nick Deffley – Director, Environmental Services & Sustainability – City of Savannah
Ashley Helmholdt – Environmental Services Coordinator – City of Savannah
Mark Tate – Tate Law Group
Sala Menaya – Organizational Development Administrator – City of Savannah
Dr. Cora Thompson – Asst. Professor/Field & Clinical Experiences Coordinator Savannah State University
Sam Carter – Director of Fitness, Savannah College of Art and Design



CONTACT

Anne Robinson
Development Consultant, Kingfisher Discovery Center

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Air Therm Appoints New Customer Service Manager

Posted by mysavannah on August 10, 2016

Air Therm Appoints New Customer Service Manager
Beth Bock Joins Savannah heating, ventilating and air conditioning business.

(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.

“We are very pleased to welcome Beth on board,” said Bill Efird, owner. “She brings a wealth of experience in facilities and property management. Beth will be working closely with our customers to ensure they are satisfied and that any concerns are quickly resolved.”

Bock was previously employed by Lanier Association Management and Gateway Employment & Manufacturing. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University.

“It is exciting to be part of a team that has been proven over the last 30 years they are not only experts in the field, but they go above and beyond to take care of the customer,” said Bock. “I’m looking forward to being part of this organization.”

A native of Savannah, Bock is a member of First Baptist of the Islands Church and enjoys spending time with her husband, James, and children, Haley & Riley. She also enjoys the beach, traveling, hiking and going to the ballet.

Beth Bock Headshot

MORE ABOUT AIR THERM HVAC
Established in 1970, Air Therm Company, Inc., is the leading heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) company in the Savannah, Ga., area, with an installation and service range extending from Savannah to Rincon, Springfield, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Hinesville, Tybee Island, Skidaway Island, Wilmington Island, Isle of Hope, Dutch Island, Whitemarsh Island, Thunderbolt, Garden City, Bloomingdale, Georgetown, Port Wentworth and Guyton. The award-winning company’s technicians are experts in heating and air service, maintenance agreements, tune-ups, commercial and residential services and replacements. The business also houses a complete sheet metal fabrication shop on site at its 20,000 sq. ft. headquarters, located at 1010 Lynes Ave. in Savannah. For more information, call 912-234-7268, or visit www.airthermsavannah.com.

CONTACT
Beth Bock
Air Therm of Savannah
912.234.7268

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

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JCB of Georgia Announces New Gridiron Website Created by Speros

Posted by mysavannah on August 9, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) JCB of Georgia is pleased to announce the launch of a newly designed website, http://grid-iron.net/ for its sub-company, Gridiron, LLC. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the site features one-stop shop for construction, farm and landscaping equipment, parts, and attachments. Gridiron is an authorized dealer for Massey Ferguson, SCAG Power Equipment, and Woods Attachments.

Grid-iron.net fully informs the viewer of the wide variety of products and services that Gridiron offers. The new website features quality new and use equipment, strategically sourced aftermarket parts, and information about their rental fleet.

“I chose Speros to design and launch our new website because I have worked with Heather Radtke on two projects in years past. I respect her professionalism and attention to detail,’ said Gayle Humphries, chief financial officer, JCB of Georgia. “Heather introduced me to Lauren Dingus, who showed the same level of professionalism and created a dynamic website with limited resources. I have worked with many web designers in the past and I can honestly say that this has been the smoothest transition of any designer I’ve used in the past.”

Radtke is a vice president at Speros, having been with the firm since 1990. Dingus is the company’s web and graphics designer.

“It was important to develop a site that not only showcases Gridiron’s products and services at a glance but encourages viewers to explore the site to learn about the full scope of what Gridiron can do for them,” said Radtke. “We understand the importance of delivering a mobile-friendly site with easy navigation and a clean, intuitive design, along with an uncomplicated interface capability for clients.”

The new website allows customers to request parts and service for machinery they own, inquire about Gridiron’s rental fleet, and request a demo for any piece of machinery available. Customers can also pay their invoices online, and view active promotions and sales. For more information, visit grid-iron.net.

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MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS
Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Speros team members continually stay updated on leading-edge, certified technologies to maximize solutions and ensure businesses succeed in this fast-paced, technology-driven world. For more information, visit speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com.

CONTACT
Lauren Dingus
Web and Graphics Designer
Speros
ldingus@speros.com
912.790.5117

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-665-0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.
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Seven Strategies to Use Pokémon Go to Market Your Local Business written by Cynthia Wright, Director of Communications at Carriage Trade Public Relations™ and Cecilia Russo Marketing

Posted by mysavannah on August 9, 2016

Pokémon Go launched in the US, Australia, and New Zealand in the last two weeks, and has already surpassed Twitter in the number of active users. It is expected to be released in Europe and Asia within a few days, but has taken over Savannah’s streets and squares.

According to StartApp, more than 40 percent of the adults who downloaded the mobile game are older than 25. One in three of those adult users are women. In total, over 10 million android users have already downloaded the game.

The location-based mobile game, developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company, allows users to capture, battle, and train virtual “pocket monsters,” called Pokémon. Using GPS through Google Maps, the game shows these creatures popping up all over town. And stores, restaurants and small businesses can take advantage of this new influx of customers roaming around.

As a Public Relations and Marketing firm, we are always looking for ways to reach audiences in new ways. Pokémon Go is the latest platform that will creatively allow us to reach out to customers. If you are trying to figure out ways your business may benefit from this new technology, consider these seven strategies:

1. Playing Along with Pokémon
To understand how the Pokémon world works, you need to get in the game. Literally. Most businesses have Google accounts for Google+ or Gmail. Creating a Trainer profile will allow you access to the virtual reality. This is vital to see Pokéstops, Gyms and Pokémon.

2. Finding the Pokéstops
Does your business have a Pokéstop right outside? If this game is not at all what you are interested in having around your location, you can ask Niantic to remove the stop from your area. Visit https://support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/222249687 for more information.

If you would like to request a stop be added to your location, visit https://support.pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=319928. Adding a stop attracts a lot of foot traffic outside your business. This is ideal for restaurants, coffee shops and retail stores.

3. The Allure of Lures
Pokémon Go players pick up lures normally as items during gameplay, but businesses can purchase Lure Modules to put on the Pokéstop closest to their establishment. Each lure lasts 30 minutes after activation, and costs 99 cents. You can buy up to 8 lure modules at a time. These lure modules attract Pokémon to the specific location, which in turn attracts Poké-trainers. A business could conceivably set a lure every half hour on the hour while it is open. If that is something your business can only do every now and then, consider a “Lure Luncheon” or “Lighting Up Lures Night.”

4. Host a Hunting Party
If your business does not have a Pokéstop nearby, consider hosting a public “Pokémon Go Hunting Expedition.” Have participants gather together at your business’ location for a walk around town. Encourage employees to wear branded shirts and uniforms; this increases your business’ visibility throughout the entire event. The stroll around town can last as long as you wish, but we would recommend no longer than an hour. Finish off the hunt with an after-party back at your business. Hunters can discuss what types of Pokémon they encountered and share tips with each other.

5. Benefiting from Battles
Gym battling is how trainers interact with each other on the game’s interface. If your business is near a gym, this could attract a large crowd to your area. Players working to claim a territory will usually hang around a gym for at least thirty minutes. Reward your customers for their hard work; offer discounts to those patrons who are affiliated with the team who hold ownership of your area gym. If you ask participants to inform your employees when the gym changes team hands, you won’t have to worry about staying updated on who is winning.

6. Staying Social
The game allows you to take photos of Pokémon while you are trying to catch them. If one of your customers catches a rare Pokémon at your location, post a photo of it on your social sites. Other trainers on the hunt will most likely stop by your store to see if they can catch that Poké-prize. Also, announce any of your lure times or hunting parties via Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or whatever communication works best for your customers. Tell them the time to stop by and let them know about any specials available. Use hashtags like #pokemongo and #pokemon to get the message out to your potential new customers.

7. Charging Up Customers
This game is particularly brutal on user’s phone batteries. Plug in a powerstrip at your place of business and brand it as a “Pokémon Recharge Location.” Posting this out on social media and signage out front can be a fun and creative way to attract customers through the game.

Even if you are not a part of the Pokémon crazy, using the game to reach customers can be a new tactic in your marketing plan. If you know what you’re doing, you can harness the power of the app to promote your own local business.

Carriage Trade PR

Cynthia Wright is the Director of Communications, collaboratively working with Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations™, Inc. and Cecilia Russo of Cecilia Russo Marketing, and specializes in reputation management. For more information, contact Cynthia at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

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Experience the world’s greatest hunting event at the Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic

Posted by mysavannah on August 8, 2016

Experience the world’s greatest hunting event at the Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic
Bass Pro Shops kicks off the fall season with free seminars and events

(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 this August 12- 28, 2016. The annual event kicks off the fall hunting season with free seminars led by nationally recognized professional hunters and special offers at 77 Bass Pro Shops locations.

“For nearly 30 years now, the Fall Hunting Classic has been a popular and much-anticipated tradition at Bass Pro Shops,” said Jerry Martin, captain of the RedHead Pro Hunting team. “Hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts have attended this free event to learn how they can be more successful in the field while staying safe and comfortable with appropriate clothing and gear. Hunters also love to get a firsthand look at all the latest products.”

Many sportsmen and women look forward to the event all year long. This 17-day event is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to each location.

During the Fall Hunting Classic, nationally recognized professional hunters, local pros and outdoorsmen and women will conduct seminars, answer questions and help hunters make the most of their fall hunting season. (Check local listings: pros, topics, dates and times may vary)**.

Free seminars include:

Saturday, August 20
11 a.m. – Archery Tune-Up: Prepare your gear for the hunt
2 p.m. – Get Close: Scent control and scent products that give you the edge
4 p.m. – Archery Skills: Perfecting your shot and how to play the wind

Sunday, August 21
1 p.m. – Boots 101: Choosing the right footwear for your outing experience
3 p.m. – Knives and Tools Guide: Your hunt from field to freezer

The first 20 seminar attendees each day ages 18 or older will receive a free Bass Pro Shops tumbler.

Other special events include:

Saturday, August 20: Women’s Hunting Workshop at 3 p.m.
Women are invited to a free seminar to learn hunting tips and how-to information on outdoor cooking and more. The first 25 women ages 18 or older will receive a free Bass Pro Shops tumbler.

For the third straight year, a fact-filled Women’s Outdoor Workshop is coming to Savannah. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 20 at Bass Pro Shops Savannah beginning at 3 p.m. The program for the workshop is specifically targeted to women hunters and those ladies interested in learning about the hunting experience. Featured speakers will be Georgia Department of Natural Resources officer Kate Hargrove, and outdoor enthusiasts and Deaux Girl Pro staff members Jean Ellen and Misty Lou. Andy Taylor a local hunter and Hunter Education Instructor will host the event.

Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 21: Bow, crossbow and optics trade in.
Hunters with bows, crossbows and optics, including riflescopes, can trade those items in at a participating Bass Pro Shops location. This trade-in event allows hunters to trade in bows, crossbows and optics for a coupon worth up to $100 off the purchase price of a new bow, crossbow or optics (excludes spotting scopes).

Saturday, August 20 through Sunday, August 28: Game camera and hunting boot trade in.
Hunters with game cameras and boots that don’t get a lot of action can trade them in at a participating Bass Pro Shops store during the Fall Hunting Classic. This trade-in event allows hunters to trade in game cameras for a coupon worth up to $100 off the purchase price of a new game camera. Hunters can trade in hunting or rubber boots for a coupon worth up to $40 off the purchase of new hunting boots. The game cameras, boots, bows, crossbows and optics are donated to local nonprofit organizations to help with outdoor education programs.

Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28: Next Generation Weekend
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. Check local listings for more information on Next Generation activities.*

It is vitally important that today’s youth get involved in the outdoors so they can become the stewards and conservationists of tomorrow to insure the maintenance and well-being of our natural resources. Bass Pro Shops is proud to take part in inspiring the next generation of conservationists by providing easy, fun, accessible ways for families to discover and enjoy the outdoors.

Celebrating Sportsmen, America’s Conservation Heroes

The Fall Hunting Classic celebrates the role hunters play in ongoing wildlife conservation efforts. Hunters are the largest contributors to wildlife conservation through the hunting licenses, tags and stamps they buy. Another important source of funding for state wildlife conservation efforts are the excise taxes sportsmen and women pay on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program (WSFR).

In 2015, WSFR provided $1.1 billion through the sale of hunting and fishing equipment to support habitat conservation and outdoor recreation. Since the program’s inception 78 years ago more than $18 billion have been distributed to states for this great work. Those dollars, combined with hunting license fees, provide more than 75 percent of the funding for most state fish and wildlife agencies. Sportsmen and women contribute nearly $8 million to conservation every day through license fees, stamps, permits, excise taxes, and contributions to conservation groups.

NASCAR Sweepstakes

In addition to free seminars and great deals on hunting gear, customers can also enter a sweepstakes to win a trip for four to the 2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA America’s Night Race in Bristol, Tennessee. The grand prize, valued at $9,900, includes VIP race tickets and garage passes, appearances by drivers in the suite, a track walk, travel and accommodations and one NRA lifetime membership. Plus, one winner in every store will receive an NRA lifetime membership with a value of $1,500. Visit your local store for more details. Visit http://www.basspro.com/classic for more information on how to enter.****

For more information about the free Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic, go to http://www.basspro.com/classic or visit your local Bass Pro Shops.

-*Store not participating in this event includes location in Islamorada, Florida.

-**Pro appearances, dates, topics and times subject to change.

-***Next Generation Weekend event is not available at the Destin, Florida location.

-****Contest rules: Customers may also enter to win online at http://www.basspro.com.  One Grand Prize winner will be drawn nationally.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM PRIZE.  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry.  Void where prohibited.

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About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 99 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com), a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 37 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com), voted by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 Best Hotels for Families in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com.  To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO.  Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops

Contact:
Chris Finnegan
Bass Pro Shops Savannah
Operations Manager
(912-961-4204)
cjfinnegan@basspro.com

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 8, 2016

Posted by mysavannah on August 8, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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HOW TO USE POKEMON TO MARKET YOUR BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah businesses use Pokémon to get attention; entrepreneurs invest in the game to convert the curious to customers. Read more at http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2016-07-30/local-businesses-use-pokemon-get-attention

ENMARKET INTRODUCES NEW VP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce that Paul Moody has joined the Savannah-based company of convenience stores as Vice President. Moody will provide oversight of store operations and lead the branding change already in progress at enmarket’s 61 locations in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-appoints-new-vice-president/

CUTTING COSTS BY RENTING I.T. EQUIPMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher, COO of Speros, shares insight on how renting equipment can save costs for many businesses. Renting this equipment can save on taxes, ensures up to date equipment, and allows business owners to stay current. To learn more, read the post by Fletcher at https://www.thecreativecoast.org/it-cost-effective-service-or-capital-expense/#.V6JZ-zkrLUQ

LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY LAUNCHES MOBILE-FRIENDLY AND INTERACTIVE WEBSITE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website. Featuring mobile-friendly functionality and quick and easy access to essential information, the new website will be instrumental in furthering the organization’s mission to benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. For more information and to view the website, visit http://www.ldssga.org

UNCOVERING VARIABLE ANNUITIES

(HOWARD FINANCIAL GROUP) Variable annuities can have high fees and there can be a risk of losing your principal. A recent article in Forbes magazine determined that the average variable annuity had fees of over 3.6% per year.  That’s $3,600 per year on a $100,000 account that you pay whether the account makes money or loses money. Hear the story of how Mark Howard of Howard Financial Group helped this client save over $12,000 per year at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5P84OaA7kw&feature=youtu.be
For more information, visit
www.howardfinancialgroup.com or call 912-429-7271.

ABLE, BOLD, COMPASSIONATE YOGA

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Grow more confidence in assisting and grow your revenue.  Join Kelley Boyd August 12-14 for a special Yoga Instructors Weekend Workshop, “Able, Bold, Compassionate Assisting.”  Through the art of touch and assisting a bond of trust with can be built with your students to have them returning over and over again to your classes. Studies have shown that students who are safely and confidently assisted in class feel a stronger connection with their teacher are more likely to return to classes again. Full details at www.savannahyoga.com/workshops

INCREASE YOUR POTENTIAL

(INC) Track These 5 Performance Characteristics
http://www.inc.com/laura-garnett/track-these-five-performance-characteristics-and-youre-guaranteed-to-increase-yo.html

SCORE BUSINESS LAUNCHPAD WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Business Launchpad workshop will give knowledge and insight to those who want to start a business in the Savannah area. Led by experienced SCORE business mentors, attendees will learn every aspect to starting a business from overall concept to a solid business plan. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Savannah SCORE, located at 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, GA. The cost to attend is $30, but space is limited. For more information, call (912) 652-4335.

PARK PLACE OUTREACH HELPS SAVANNAH HOMELESS YOUTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) There are an estimated 1.3 million homeless teens wandering around America, with an estimated 700-1100 living in or passing through Savannah at any given time. There are an estimated 1.3 million homeless teens wandering around America, with an estimated 700-1100 living in or passing through Savannah at any given time. Read more at http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/the-sucky-life-of-the-american-teenager/Content?oid=3637369

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/

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION CASES

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) When dealing with commercial litigation, Charles Bowen and his team can assist with such areas as bankruptcy litigation, contract actions, intellectual property, and other similar practice areas. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.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

CHANGE YOUR LIFE

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 11 Apps That Have Changed People’s Lives
http://www.businessinsider.com/apps-that-changed-peoples-lives-2016-7

UPDATE ON COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS FROM GOODWILL

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill is doing a lot of the Community Outreach Programs right here in the Savannah area to help strengthen our community and to be a source of positive change to the social problems we all face.  Jennifer Tucker, Sr. Director of Workforce Development provides WTOC Midmorning LIVE with an update on their services and programs. Watch here: http://www.wtoc.com/clip/12625578/goodwill

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The world’s largest leadership conference, presented by SCORE, will be held September 16, 2016, at the Coastal Georgia Center. For more information, visit http://LeadercastSavannah.com

100 WOMEN IN SAVANNAH RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 100 Women in Savannah group needs your support to help raise money for local nonprofit organizations. They meet four times a year for one hour to learn about organizations that need funding assistance. The cost is $100/member each quarter, which goes straight to the selected charities. To learn more, contact Linda Drake at (912) 897-3936 or visit https://www.facebook.com/100WomenWhoCareInSavannahGa/info/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info

HAPPY FAMILIES

(FORBES) Taking Over Your Parents’ Business and Making it Your Own
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alisoncoleman/2016/08/01/happy-families-taking-over-your-parents-business-and-making-it-your-own/#7c0b01ee23ef

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals across 10 counties, is calling for nominations for the 2017 course. The deadline to nominate is Monday, August 15. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni, leaders in the region or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible for consideration. Nominations can be made on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com).

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION TIP

(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) There are many ways to deal with a commercial construction project. One tip the Dewitt Tilton Group offers is to bring in the contractor early on even before you work on doing the drawings with an architect. The project tends to flow better for everyone involved by collaborating between preplanning and construction. For more tips and information, visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

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, 2016, 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

“YOUR STORY MATTERS”

(SAVANNAH-SARASOTA) The 21-day HOPE Walk will kick off with a HOPE rally at First African Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 on August 14. The actual 21-day journey begins at sunrise on Isle of Hope on Monday morning, August 15. Emra Smith from the International School of Story will walk from Savannah, GA to Sarasota, FL, walking approximately 6-10 miles a day. Media and Time Management Consultant, Kathy will travel along. For more info www.InternationalSchoolOfStory.org

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/

A BEGINNERS GUIDE

(MASHABLE) How To Play ‘Pokémon Go’
http://mashable.com/2016/07/22/pokemon-go-beginners-guide/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#geIjOiCUmuql

SAVANNAH BRIDGE RUN

(ENMARKET) The enmarket 2016 Savannah Bridge Run will be on Saturday, December 3. Register now at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-enmarket-savannah-bridge-run-registration-19641708880

GOLF OUTING BENEFITING HOSPICE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The  13th Annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting Hospice Savannah is on  Saturday, August 13 at The Club at Savannah Harbor at 9 a.m. Players and sponsorships are being recruited now. Players may register at www.RobbieGolf.com or call Kevin Ainsworth, 912.655.1933; or Steve Proper, 912.660.8046.

WORKSHOP OF DISABILITY ETIQUETTE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will be hosting a workshop on Disability Etiquette – How to Make EVERYONE Feel Welcome, Tuesday, August 9th, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, in LIFE’s conference room located at 5105 Paulsen Street, Ste. 143-B. Denise Howard will provide basic disability etiquette tips to follow, or share with others so that everyone feels comfortable interacting with persons with disabilities. For additional information, contact Jessica Mathis at 912.920.2414, jmathis@lifecil.com or visit www.lifecil.com

MEET LORI
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lori needs a forever home. http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-c-042-lori/

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G-Force Aerospace Technologies Announces Quality Management Certification

Posted by mysavannah on August 3, 2016

G-Force Aerospace Technologies Announces Quality Management Certification

(POOLER, GA) G-Force Aerospace Technologies is pleased to announce its Pooler, Ga., location has achieved an internationally recognized quality management system standard that’s specific to the aerospace, aviation and defense industries.

The standard, known as AS9100 Rev C Certification, is strongly supported and adhered to by major aerospace original equipment manufacturers and is being required of vendors within the supply chain on an increasing basis.

According to Director Kirk Simmons, “The AS9100 certification is the standard to which aerospace suppliers are measured and reflects the continuous improvement efforts and commitments made by our employees to deliver the highest quality products to our customers. Our team made the commitment to compliance then stepped up to the challenge of upgrading the quality management system and achieving the AS9100C certification. This is a significant step in growing our business.”

AS9100 certification reflects G-Force’s commitment to meeting and exceeding the increasingly stringent industry requirements for aerospace manufacturing processes. Certification requires that G-Force demonstrate consistent attention to and satisfaction of the requirements and expectations of customers in the most challenging applications.

This certification strengthens G-Force’s competitive position and standardizes quality, reliability and safety processes across its programs. AS9100 Rev C is managed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and is based on the ISO 9001:2008 quality management standard. It provides 80 additional requirements and 18 amplifications specific to aerospace business operations.

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About G-Force Aerospace Technologies
G-Force Aerospace Technologies is a leading fabricator and valued partner to original equipment manufacturers. G-Force provides a range of build-to-print manufacturing services, including thermal and sound dampening blankets, tubular sub-assemblies, floorboard sub-assemblies, leather sub-assemblies and compression molded composite parts at competitive prices with world-class quality, delivery and service.

G-Force has twice been named Gulfstream Small Business Provider of the Year and in 2010 received the Gulfstream Advanced Procurement (G650) Supplier Excellence Award.
G-Force Aerospace Technologies was founded in 1989 by Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, a 501C(3) non-profit organization, to provide employment opportunities to individuals overcoming disabilities and barriers to employment.

Contact:
Kirk Simmons
Director, G-Force Aerospace Technologies
ksimmons@g-forcetechnologies.com
912-348-4466

5250 Old Louisville Road Bldg. 8
Pooler, Georgia 31322
www.g-forcetechnologies.com

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Community Intercessors to hold “Savannah United in Prayer” on September 11 in Forsyth Park Band Shell

Posted by mysavannah on August 2, 2016

Community Intercessors to hold “Savannah United in Prayer” on September 11 in Forsyth Park Band Shell
Savannah churches invite public to band together to pray for the city, state and country

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Community Intercessors, an organization that includes several area churches, will hold a “Savannah United in Prayer” event on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Forsyth Park band shell from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Community members and Savannah-area churches are invited to gather for a time of unity, repentance and prayer. It will be a time to bring all those who follow Christ together, in one accord, to ask for God’s mercy and favor for our city.

The event will acknowledge the increased crime rate that has plagued the city of Savannah in 2015 and 2016. According to the crime report issued at the end of May, Savannah has had 469 violent crimes, including 24 homicides, 200 robberies, 222 assaults and 23 reported rapes in the first five months of the year.

“Many churches in our area feel that our city can be healed by Our Lord if we come together as the Body of Christ, praying in unity for God’s forgiveness and mercy,” Kathy Todd, program coordinator, said. She went on to say “We believe it will be our unity and demonstration of Christ’s love for each other that will make the difference and bring healing to Savannah.”

The Community Intercessors represent a number of local area churches that include several denominations who have been praying weekly to bring about healing in our community. They encourage Christians throughout the region to pray together in unity. Following 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” It is their appeal to heaven, that Christians from all walks will join together for community praise and worship and will look to God for direction and mercy.

“Intercession is prayer that requests God’s will and pleads with Him for reconciliation and favor. Our city is in desperate need of unity and prayer. This is something tangible that each of us can do to make a difference”, said Rudy LoMonaco, a volunteer with Savannah United in Prayer.

The event is free. Donations are appreciated via checks made payable to The Hope Foundation–Savannah United in Prayer, mailed to 106 East 37th Street, Savannah Ga. 31401. If you would like to volunteer, contact Pam Rody at pamelarodydesign@gmail.com. For more information, visit the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1855342024693045/.

ABOUT SAVANNAH COMMUNITY INTERCESSORS
The Savannah Community Intercessors launched in April 2015. They are followers of Jesus from many Savannah area churches that come to pray weekly to intercede for the city of Savannah, the community, state and nation.

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

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Commissioner Helen Stone to Speak at the Next Sandfly Women in Business Meeting

Posted by mysavannah on August 2, 2016

Commissioner Helen Stone to Speak at the Next Sandfly Women in Business Meeting

(SAVANNAH, GA) Commissioner Helen Stone will speak at the upcoming Sandfly Women in Business Meeting on Tuesday, August 16 at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will take place at Cutter’s Point Coffee, located at 7360 Skidaway Rd K1, Savannah, GA 31406.

Commissioner Helen Stone was elected to the Chatham County Commission in 2004 and received her Association of Chatham County Commissioners certification in 2006.

The goal of these meetings is for women business owners in the Sandfly area to network and discuss current events in the community. The meetings discuss the current state of business in Sandfly, as well as share insight on new businesses entering the area.

For more information contact Cynthia Wright at (912) 856- 9075 or savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations™, Inc.
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com

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Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Launches Newly Designed Website

Posted by mysavannah on August 2, 2016

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Launches Newly Designed Website

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), a nonprofit family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, ldssga.org.

Designed & developed by Chris Mullin of OzzDog Web Solutions with consultation by Tom Kenkel of Kenkel Design, the site offers quick and easy access to essential information through a mobile-friendly, responsive functionality. It also features the newly designed logo by Brennan Hussey, the sister of Sean Hussey, age nine, who has Down Syndrome.

“The new website has a clean uncluttered design, featuring remarkable photos taken by members and staff, along with expanded rich content focused on the nonprofit’s mission,” remarked the organization’s treasurer, Brian Hussey. “The site will be updated on a regular basis with our outreach, education, and advocacy efforts as we continue to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion in our community.”

The site also features a blog, which will provide information on a variety of topics. The most recent post is “Seven Guidelines on Referring to Differently-abled Individuals,” detailing the most commonly accepted way of communicating that reflects knowledge and respect for people with different abilities called “People First Language.” Read more at http://ldssga.org/blog/

“We are excited about our new website launch and the wealth of information it will now provide to families and the community,” said Candy Bogardus, president of LDSS. “We believe that the new site will be instrumental in furthering the organization’s mission, allowing us to better connect with those we serve, and allowing them to better connect with each other.”

For more information about LDSS and to browse the new website, 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/. Find LDSS on Twitter at @LowcountryDSS.

CONTACT
Candy Bogardus
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
912-728-8505
jcbogardus@gmail.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
www.carriagetradepr.com

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