(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Ben Spitalnick was presented the President’s Award at the 2013 Night of Champions by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) on May 9. “Dr. Ben” as he is known locally, is managing partner of Pediatric Associates of Savannah and currently serves as Representative for the Savannah area to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The LDSS President’s Award recognizes the contributions made by dedicated individuals in our community who go above and beyond the ordinary, to positively affect the lives of differently-abled people in a significant way. ldssga.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nearly 50 area business owners learned the ins and outs of healthcare reform during a seminar sponsored by Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services, SunTrust Bank and Deemer Dana & Froehle. The seminar featured an introduction by Ralph O. “Rob” Bowden, IV, vice president in charge of the Benefits Division at Bernard Williams, and a keynote address by David Smith, the company’s benefits partner from North Carolina. Smith is a leading expert in benefits and the Affordable Care Act. Those who were not able to attend the seminar still have time to prepare for the upcoming changes. Business owners are encouraged to call Bowden at 912-234-4476 to learn more.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire hosted its annual Awards Luncheon on May 17 where individuals, businesses, and partners were recognized who made a difference in the lives of the individuals Goodwill serve. Locally recognized were:  JC Lewis Health Center, Community Partner; WJCL/WTGS (Lin Media), Media Partner; and Kathleen Munro, Achiever of the Year. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit goodwillsavannah.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Morning News and savannahnow.com present a free seminar, “Interactive Marketing Explained by the Experts,” featuring industry experts from Google, e-mail marketing giant Constant Contact, reputation management leaders Vend Asta, and Engine 212, innovators in digital marketing. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn to how to leverage leading edge digital techniques to build local business strategies. The seminar is free and will be offered on Wednesday, May 22, in Savannah at the Savannah Morning News auditorium. Two seminars will be offered – one from 8:30 – 11:30 am and a second from 2 until 5 pm. Register online at digitalmarketingsummit.eventbrite.com or call 912-652-0241 for more information.

(BLUFFTON, SC) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 15 Calder Park Road, a Palmetto Bluff property in Bluffton. Priced at $195,000, this 0.61 acre lot is located on the 4th fairway of the May River Golf Course, has a lake view from the front, and is steps away from Calder Park. Palmetto Bluff is a resort with stables, tennis, golf, pools, fitness centers, boating, bocce, restaurants and more. For more information contact Celia Dunn Sotheby’s at 912-234-3323. http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential-lot/mls-322889-15-calder-park-rd/

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, May 25, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training  is hosting an “Info To Go” Session for people to receive more information about their upcoming fall events from 9 – 1:00 pm at the Forsyth Farmer’s Market. Walkers and runners are welcome. For more info, visit teamintraining.org/ga or call 912-484-2582. View a short video here: http://youtu.be/GMSKG8L6K78

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Yuletide Jam team announced that their 2012 music event in memory of Patrick Williams raised a total of $20,000 for the Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The grant will be presented on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 9:00 am at Tubby’s Tankhouse in Thunderbolt. These funds will provide 100,000 meals to those in our community who go hungry without the help of our regional food banks. Yuletide Jam was started by Stewart Marshall and Thomas Barrow in 2008 to help raise money for Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Its goal is to enlist local music talent and business owners around the holiday season to assist in the challenges that many families face to bring food to their tables. Visit yuletidejam.com

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The Living Vine Christian Maternity Home and Calvary Baptist Temple welcome Ryan Bomberger and Dr. Alveda King at a free forum, “Justice for All: A Conversation on Abortion, Poverty, Family & Faith” to be held at Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave, on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm. Dr. Alveda King, a civil rights chamption, is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and founder of King for America. Ryan Bomberger is the Emmy award-winning chief creative officer of The Radiance Foundation. http://thelivingvine.org/OurHome/LifeinSavannah.aspx

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Ambucs chapter announces officers for the 2013-2014 year starting June 1st. Officers are President Kevin Sheehan, VP David Johnson, and Secretary-Treasurer Andria Dent. New board members are Michael Lavery, Thea Jack, Wendy Bath, and Andrew Davis. National AMBUCS (American Business Club) Inc. is a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. savannahambucs.com

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training  is hosting an “Info To Go” session for people to receive more information about their upcoming fall events. From 4 – 6:00 pm at Georgia Game Changers Running Co., 60 Exchange Place, Richmond Hill. Walkers and runners are welcome. For more info, visit teamintraining.org/ga
or call 912-484-2582. View a short video here: http://youtu.be/GMSKG8L6K78
(SAVANNAH, GA) Just a few questions for Small Business Owners to answer on the Survey: I expect the economy to improve? I plan to increase inventories? I plan to make capital outlays? I plan to increase employment at my company – etc..please take survey: Info will be presented on May 30 at THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS:  http://www.spsolutions.org/surveys/survey.php?sid=87http://www.spsolutions.org/surveys/survey.php?sid=87 .

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Friends of Music will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its annual meeting, Thursday May 23, at 11:00 am at the Plantation Club. A business meeting will include “2012-2013 in Review,” presentation and election of new officers and board members, and the announcement of financial grants and summer camp scholarship recipients. The program will feature student vocalists and instrumentalists. Luncheon will be served at noon. Members and the public are welcome. For reservations, send a check for $25/person to Barbara McLaughlin, 140 Saltwater Way, Savannah, GA, 31411. For further information, call Lynne Davis at 912-355-4252.

(SAVANNAH, GA) NEW DATE FOR THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS – On Thursday, May 30, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, SAVANNAH SCORE will present: The State of Small Business.  See Speakers Lined up to Give reports: RSVP at  www.savannah.score.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations, Inc., is pleased to announce that all 62 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will sell Light The Night paper balloon icons in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk. The paper balloon icons will be sold in all stores from May 1-31 and will cost $1 each. For more information about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk, call 912-897-1300 or visit www.lightthenight.org/ga. For more information about Enmark Stations, Inc., call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com.



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