(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah and the Georgia Historical Society will unveil a historical marker on Monday, January 6, at Liberty and Bull streets to help commemorate its 100th anniversary. The dedication ceremony will take place at 1:30 pm in front of the Hilton DeSoto Savannah Hotel. The marker will display a brief history of the club and a list of previous achievements. The ceremony and celebration are open to the public. visit savrotary.org.

(EFFINGHAM, GA) Georgia Governor Cites Medient, GM, AT&T Amongst Significant Economic Development Projects of 2013. http://medientblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/georgia-governor-cites-medient-gm-at.html


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) invites Savannah area businesses and groups to participate in the second annual “Time Starts Now!” Competition. The event will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Benedictine Military School’s gym. Teams will compete in “Minute To Win It”-style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. Proceeds will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society programs and activities. https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Time-Starts-Now/37880965889033

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Telluride Mountainfilm will be January 17-18, 2014. Tickets are now  on sale at Trustees Theater. For more info, contact Zelda Tenenbaum,  912-233-6613.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill is hiring 25 employees in Pooler.  Visit goodwillsavannah.org/careers for more information.

(SAVANNAHN, GA)  Senior Citizens, Inc. is taking proactive measures to raise money so that no senior will have to go without care. Individuals willing to donate can mail at check to SCI at 3025 Bull Street or donate online at seniorcitizens-inc.org. See article:

(MISSION:PR) PR Intern & Non Profit Mixer will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 11 am to 1 pm. Workshop location to be announced. The goal is to introduce potential PR interns to non-profits that are seeking public relations help. Any non-profit may participate and any college junior or senior who is majoring in Public Relations may participate. Marjorie Young with Carriage Trade PR will demonstrate how to put together a yearly PR plan using her REPUTATION MATRIX™ method. Non-profits and interns will brainstorm and work together to put together the plan before the workshop is over. This event is free, but you must reserve a seat. Space is limited to 20 non-profits. RSVP by March 1, 2014: marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill is seeking gift certificates to hand out at their grand opening in Pooler on January 16. They are expecting 500 to 1000 to attend. Please call Jan Bass for more info at 912-663-0685

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Diana Churchill, a Wilderness Southeast expert naturalist guide and local author will give a talk about diving and dabbling ducks that spend the winter on the Georgia Coast. Talk on January 19, 2014 from 2 to 4 pm at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Fee: $30/person ($15/child under 12 accompanied by a parent) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 912-236-8115 or email naturesavannah@gmail.com

(POOLER, GA) Goodwill  is Opening a 15,000 Square Foot Store and Career Center in Pooler on January 16. Celebrity Fashion Show at 9:30am, Ribbon Cutting at 10am. www.goodwillsavannah.org

(MISSION:PR) “How to Create an Advisory Board and WHY It Is So Important to the WORD OF MOUTH BUZZ” will be taught on Tuesday, January 7, online, from 12 to 1 pm by Marjorie Young. Please RSVP to marjorie@carriagetradepr.com. MISSION:PR is free but donations are welcomed.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Midtown Miracle Community Garden free talk, “Food Safety,”  on Tuesday, January 14 at 5 pm at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street. Bring produce and protein products to donate to Second Harvest.  Speaker Jackie Ogden from the County Extension office will have handouts. RSVP MStarArts@gmail.com or 912-355-8111

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ossabaw Island Foundation’s annual meeting and a celebration of the 101st birthday of Sandy West. She will speak via teleconference to those gathered at the meeting. Program highlights include: keynote: Hercules, Betty and Titus: New Revelations on Ossabaw Slaves, by Paul Pressly, Ossabaw Island Education Alliance. This event takes place on Thursday, January 9, from 6 – 8 pm at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. Free and open to the public. For more info, contact Elizabeth DuBose, Executive Director, Elizabeth@ossabawisland.org or 912-233-5104, ossabawisland.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a Centennial Celebration Gala on Tuesday, January 14, at the Hilton DeSoto Savannah Hotel. Starting with a cocktail hour at 6 pm, the black tie dinner will commence at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $150 and attendees are asked to RSVP at savrotary.org. Open to non members. For more info,, contact Carolyn Ezelle, 912-272-9711, carolyn.rotary@gmail.com, savrotary.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) GOODWILL opens store in Berwick Shopping Center: PHOTOS http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=405603

(SAVANNAH,GA)  Get your company in shape to take advantage of procurement opportunities with federal, state and local governments and the private sector. Learn from expert presenters about certifications such as 8A, WBE and MBE that give your company the competitive edge in landing contracts. Concurrent sessions for certified and non-certified businesses will be offered. When: February 7, 2014; time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, location: Georgia Power, 3120 Kilowatt Drive, Room 133A; $69. To register go to savannahsbdc.org or call 912-651-3200 for more information.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Please join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for a reception for the Man & Woman of the Year campaign on Thursday, January 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at The Andaz Savannah Hotel. This reception will be an informational meeting on the campaign and how you can get involved in helping to find cures for cancer. Please contact Jean Doliber at 912-897-1300 or jean.doliber@lls.org for more information.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Art auction to raise funds for typhoon victims in the Philippines. Over 100 local and international artists have donated artwork to be auctioned on Friday, January 10, from 6 pm to 11 pm at Silver’s 5-10¢, 201 W. Broughton Street. There is a suggested $10 cash donation at the door. Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on November 8, 2013. More than 1800 people are still missing and 6000 people have been killed. Millions of people are still feeling the effects and in need of basic necessities like food, water, shelter and medicine. Contact Ryan Sanchez 626-260-1279 ryan@ryansanchez.com

(BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC) Palmetto Animal League is looking for volunteers to foster pets that belong to people receiving assistance from Family Promise, an organization that provides temporary shelter, food and support services to homeless families. Details: Amy Campanini, 843-645-1725. ARTICLE: http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/12/15/2845589/animal-shelter-helps-homeless.html#storylink=cpyiGive.com/PalmettoAnimalLeague

(SAVANNAH, GA) World class films at Mountainfilm Savannah, January 17-18. Each of the events features a series of short films and one 40-50 minute feature that together cover a full range of conversation: action, adventure, humor, environment, and social justice. Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, adventures worth pursuing and conversations worth sustaining. Buy tickets: http://tickets.savannahboxoffice.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=697  Website: http://mountainfilmsav.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) St Andrew’s announces an open house for prospective families on Sunday, January 26, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm for pre-K through grade 12. For more info, call 912-897-4941 or visit their website at saintschool.net. Read about St. Andrew’s at: AMERICA’S MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS and APPLE NAMED ST ANDREWS DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL

(MASHABLE) 14 Kickstarter Projects We’re Excited For In 2014http://mashable.com/2013/12/16/kickstarter-projects-2014/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 244 East Oglethorpe in Savannah. Priced at $1,330,000, this 5,112 sq. ft. home has 5 bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths. Built in 1855-56, this four story Savannah gray brick home in Marshall Row was saved by Historic Savannah. It features an elevator to all floors, 5 gas log fireplaces, heart of pine floors, with brick on the garden level, antique iron work under the dining room balcony and courtyard. Call Julia Morrison at 912-441-6767 or Celia W. Dunn at 912-234-3323. http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-109675-244-east-oglethorpe-avenue/

(SAVANNAH, GA) A week before Christmas, I got a call from the Savannah Morning News letting me know that Carriage Trade PR was selected as Small Business of the Year 2013. I sat there on the phone in disbelief. I even questioned her and said, can you double check – I can’t believe it. When she reaffirmed, I started to cry. This was the best Christmas present EVER!  I have received so many cut out copies of the article and congratulation letters from the business community – I will cherish each one. To the staff at the paper, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2013-12-30/carriage-trade-pr-2013-small-business-year#.UsqmpY0nuZg


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