THE Local News WIRE

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run is conducting an art contest for the upcoming 2013 Dec 7, bridge run in conjunction with the Savannah Morning News. This contest is open to the general public. There is a cash prize of $1,000 for the winning entry. The winning design will be placed on posters, T-Shirts, brochures and advertising promoting the event.

Entries will be accepted through 12 pm on Friday, August 30, 2013.  For information about the t-shirt design specifications, please call 912-644-6400 or go to: MORE INFO 

(SAVANNAH, GA) August Small Business Council/SMART Luncheon will take place at the Savannah Morning News auditorium on Tuesday, August 6. 11:30 am – networking; noon – lunch and program. President and Executive Consultant Suzanne Kirk of Employee Development Strategies, Inc. will present “The Most Common Self Inflicted Wounds That Can Immobilize You from the World of HR.” Cost: $11 for Chamber members. Fore more info 912-644-6459


(EFFINGHAM, GA) Medient Studios, Inc. recently announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire one hundred percent ownership of Germany based Atlas International Film GmbH. Visit Medient’s official blog at:  http://medientblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/medient-and-atlas-join-hands-to-create.html  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE presents the TOP TEN TIPS lecture Series,
“Tapping Into The Buying Power Of The African-American Community”

The lecture will address the methods and techniques of capitalizing on the significant buying power of the African-American community. There are over 43 million black consumers in the U.S., with over 1.1 trillion in purchasing power.

The presentation will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. It will run from 11:30 to 1:00 on August 21, 2013. The expert lecturer will be Tanya Milton. The program is free. Please RSVP by calling the Savannah SCORE office at (912)-652-4335.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 919 Goebel Avenue in Savannah. This Gordonston home has 1780 Sq ft and was built in 1950. Contact Agent Ted Clarke at 912-659-8851


(SAVANNAH, GA) Interested in exhibiting at the 2013 Business Expo & Awards Banquet? Want to know how to get the most bang for your buck? Attend and find out the benefits of participation and “tricks of the trade show” from Advertising Specialty Services owner Diana Morrison. This first meeting will highlight how you should prepare three months in advance of the event.  This program follows the Small Business Council luncheon on Tuesday, August 6, in the Savannah Morning News auditorium and is complimentary for Chamber of Commerce members. 1:30 pm – networking; 2 – 3:30 pm – program. RSVP to Cally D’Angelo, 912-644-6459.


(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter received a $750 grant on July 15 from the York Children’s Foundation through Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors.


(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual golf tournament of Abilities Unlimited (AU) will be held at The Club at Savannah Harbor on Monday, September 16, 2013. AU provides exercise programs to improve the life skills, independence, and self-esteem for those with physical and mental challenges. To participate or to learn more, call Mark Schreiber at 912-596-4813 or visit http://www.abilitiesunlimitedinc.org/


(SAVANNAH, GA) The readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine chose Savannah as the third friendliest city in America in the magazine’s 2013. Read more http://www.cntraveler.com/daily-traveler/2013/07/travel-us-cities-charleston-newark-branson-friendly-unfriendly_slideshow_item7_8



(SAVANNAH, GA) RAPE CRISIS CENTER (RCC) will sponsor a “Safe at College” self-defense class geared toward mothers and their daughters who are going to college this fall. The class will be conducted at the City of Savannah Fire Station #5 at 10 W. 32nd Street on Thursday, August 8, from 6 pm – 8 pm. Call 912-233-3000 to reserve a space no later than Tuesday, August 6.



(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are a Kroger shopper, please register your card using Park Place Outreach’s organization number 102801. Just enter Park Place’s organization number. You will help earn rewards for Park Place Outreach every time you shop. To register, go to:


(SAVANNAH, GA) The VOICE Festival announces four additional informal events. These events – Musical Moments at Aqua Star, the Westin’s restaurant and bar, begin at 8 pm and feature five Festival singers and a pianist performing popular favorites and taking requests from diners on August 4, August 10, August 11, and August 16. The Westin Savannah Harbor is also where VOICE Society members will enjoy the Prelude to the Opera Cocktail Concert on August 9. This peek into the 2013 Savannah Philharmonic Season’s opera production of La Boheme is followed by an opportunity to meet the artists at a reception. For information, to buy tickets or a Festival pass or to join the VOICE Society for special discounts with partner businesses around Savannah, please email info@savannahvoicefestival.org or visit savannahvoicefestival.org


(EFFINGHAM, GA) Medient Studioplex masterplan approved; groundbreaking set for August 29. http://medientblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/medient-studioplex-masterplan-approved.html?m=1

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nominate Local Professionals for the 2013 Business Expo & Awards Banquet | DEADLINE AUGUST 8 http://savb.informz.net/admin31/content/template.asp?sid=32025&brandid=4153&uid=0&mi=3341164&ptid=


(SAVANNAH, GA) Help Pack the Park for Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Tuesday, August 6th at 7:05p.m. Come cheer for the Sand Gnats as they take on the Charleston Riverdogs and help support Park Place Outreach.  This mission of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible.

All proceeds benefit Park Place Outreach, Inc. http://parkplaceyes.org/


(SAVANNAH, GA) Local businessmen are invited to attend the second annual Christian Business Men’s Conference on Friday, August 23, 12:30-5:30 p.m. The event, which will be held at the Savannah Civic Center, will focus on time management skills in the workplace. Joe Marchese of Marchese construction is the featured guest speaker. The conference is being held in conjunction with the third annual Pivot Rally, in which men from around the Southeast and several area pastors will gather at the Savannah Civic Center on August 23, 6-10 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.pivotrally.org or contact Dan Pavlin at dpavlin@bwcco.com or 912-604-3265.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc. (FOA) announces its 15th annual auction, “Hawaii Fid-O,” on Saturday, August 24, at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St., 7 – 11 pm, $45/person includes food, auction, raffles, and bar. Come dressed in Hawaiian attire. Proceeds will benefit: Bryan Animal Caregivers, Paws of Effingham, F.A.C.T.S, Islands Feral Cat Project, Save-A-Life Animal Welfare, Second Chance Animal Rescue, and the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. Tickets at friendsofanimalscoastalga.org. Like them on Facebook or contact Chris Comas at 912-661-1758.





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