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(BLUFFTON, S.C.)  Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is expanding its Bluffton office, adding more sales representatives and increasing services for Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry. The expansion of the Bluffton office is on October 10 at 11 am. Mayor Lisa Sulka will be attending. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. http://www.celiadunnsir.com


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall will celebrate the circus October 11-13 in the Center Court with an impressive display of miniature circus models created by artisans from Circus Model Builders International. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the Savannah Mall, please visit www.savannahmall.com or call 912-927-7467.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Photos of the 2013 Buddy Walk http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=404043

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah chapter of SCORE will offer a five week program designed to help people start their own businesses.  Called “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business”, this program was developed by the SCORE national office with support from Bank of America.

The program will be offered at the SCORE office, 111 East Liberty, 6 – 8:30 pm each Wednesday starting October 16 and running through November 13. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=anwty5eab&oeidk=a07e87ju1pd3c9c4bed&oseq=a022d7gw3s77jr

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nominations for Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business – Generation NEXT will be accepted through October 22. Generation NEXT recognizes the most promising “Under 40” professionals in the community. Nominees should be focused on philanthropy, community service and progress for our area, as well as on generating business success and growth. businessinsavannah.com/generationnext and savannahmagazine.com/generationnext. Winners will be recognized in the January 15 issue of Business in Savannah and in the January/February, 2014 issue of Savannah Magazine.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Crider Foods in Stillmore, GA has donated 11 pallets of canned protein to Second Harvest. helpendhunger.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) Heads In Helmets will be giving away hundreds of FREE helmets on October 30 at the Harvest Church of the Nazarene Fall Festival. The event will be from 6 – 8 pm at the church, 5995 Waters Ave. There will be kids’ activities, hot cocoa and fun for all. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Pam at 203-228-8311. headsinhelmets.com


(MASHABLE) Is your Business Spending too much time on Facebook? http://mashable.com/2013/09/30/facebook-small-business/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sunday’s Best Fashion and Hat Show with a Taste of Gospel takes place on Saturday, October 12, at 5:30 pm at Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 1110 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, with vocalist Comia Flynn and Hostess Sister Sandra Clark. Donations will be accepted for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk to be held on October 18 at 5:00 pm in Forsyth Park.


(SAVANNAH, GA) Toast to the Coast, Oyster Roast & BBQ will be held on November 7, Skidaway State Park, 6 – 9 pm. This is a benefit for Wilderness Southeast’s Fish Gotta Swim, a hands-on science enrichment course on water quality provided to public school sixth graders. Local talent, sustainable food, good times. http://www.wilderness-southeast.org/ Wilderness Southeast’s 40th Birthday! $50/person. 912-236-8115.


(SAVANNAH, GA) Southpoint Media announces the launch of their first standalone product, Basepoint. Basepoint is a complete Do-It-Yourself website creation service for small businesses.  With Basepoint, anyone can build and launch an affordable, professional website in minutes. www.southpointmedia.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Joyce Roché, retired CEO of Girls, Inc., will discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success, on Monday, October 28 from 1 – 2 p.m. at Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St. During her presentation on the topic “Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success,” Roché will discuss impostor syndrome, a feeling of being a fraud and not deserving one’s success. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please call Park Place Outreach at 912-234-4048 to reserve a spot. http://parkplaceyes.org



(COASTAL EMPIRE, GA) Goodwill will host job fairs:

Oct 9 Savannah Job Fair at Savannah Civic Center 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct 9 Brunswick Job Fair at Brunswick Job Connection 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct 9 Rincon Job Fair at Rincon Job Connection 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct 22 Richmond Hill Job Fair at Richmond Hill Job Connection 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Employers will share information about their organizations and offer employment opportunities to qualified job seekers. For more information, visit http://goodwillsavannah.org/jobconnection/  or contact Ailerua Crawford at 912-354-6611 or acrawford@goodwillsavannah.org.


(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Ogeechee Riverkeeper and friends for the 6th Annual Rivers Rock! event on Thursday October 24, 2013; 7 – 10 pm at Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St. Support Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s efforts to protect and preserve clean water. $35 in advance, or $45 the day of the event. www.riversrock.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) “Brain banquet” coming to Lowcountry Oct 23-26.http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2013-09-24/brain-bouquet-coming-savannah#.Uk7c4CR7WiQ


(SAVANNAH, GA) Becky Smith of Pet Photography by Becky will be photographing the costume contest for Wag-O-Ween 2013: Trick or Treating for your dog in Savannah on October 26, noon – 5pm. http://www.southernmamas.com/2013/wag-o-ween-2013-trick-or-treating-with-your-dog-in-savannah/


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) invites Savannah area businesses and groups to participate in the second annual “Time Starts Now!” competition on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Benedictine Military School gym. Teams will compete in “Minute to Win It” style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. All funds raised will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.


(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 1 11th Street, Tybee Island, GA. Priced at $995,000, this 2,898 sq. ft. home built in 1996 has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, vaulted ceilings in the family room, a large deck off a climatized sun porch, new HVAC and roof and an elevator. 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean. Contact Stewart Marshal at 912-655-5599 http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-114322-1-11th-street/


(SAVANNAH, GA) Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is sponsoring a free health lecture on Tuesday, October 15, with Dr. Donald Brown, N.D. speaking on the topic, Probiotics: Good for What’s Bugging You. The event will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street (behind the Visitors Center), beginning at 7 pm. Free parking is available at the Coastal Georgia Center and at the Visitor Center after 6 pm. For more information on the lecture or speaker, call Brighter Day Natural Foods, 236-4703; or pick up a flyer at the store at 1102 Bull Street or online at brighterdayfoods.com.


(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Matthew Freeman Project will be hosting its fourth annual Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial 5k and 10k on November 16, 2013 at Waterways Township in Richmond Hill beginning at 8:30 am. There will also be inflatables and a 1k fun run for children and senior citizens. The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens & Paper for Peace is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping children in war-torn countries whose education has been affected as well as Gold Star siblings whose education was affected by the death of their sibling. For more information, visit freemanproject.org.



(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Bryan County Bark Park’s next BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) evening and best dressed Halloween dog competition celebrates “Howl-o-ween” on Thursday, October 24, to raise funds for the building of the county’s dog park at Henderson Park. Special spooky Bryan cocktails will be on sale with Bowser Beer for canine companions. There will be an opportunity to enter your dog for the best Howl-o-ween competition. For more information, please visit bryancountybarkpark.com or email bryan@bryancountybarkpark.com


(ISLE OF HOPE) Art & Music Fest at the Isle of Hope Marina, Oct 26, 2013. Art Show 10-5, Music 1-5pm. www.iohha.com  


(SAVANNAH, GA) AWWIN, Inc Presents Ten Men In Black “Talking Real” Roundtable Discussion & Luncheon on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Some Outstanding Men In Our Communities Paying It Forward! For tickets and more info visit: www.awwin.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) Professional Savannah Photographers Greg Ceo, Rich Burkhart and John McKinnon are donating low-cost mini holiday portrait sessions for your annual greeting cards. Proceeds benefit the Montessori Educational Society of Savannah,

working to empower teachers by giving them the resources they need to lead their Montessori classrooms.  Pricing $35-$50, Dates: Oct 18-20 www.savannahmess.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) AWWIN Top Ten Working Women of The Year Awards Gala Returns Better Than Ever! Friday, May 9, 2014. To nominate an outstanding woman in your city or state, to get tickets and for more info visit http://www.awwin.org/





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