(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, FEB 10, 2014

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bernard Williams & Company recently announced the addition of two employees to its Personal Insurance Department. The new additions are Denise McKenzie and Debbie Hillis. www.thepoweroftheshield.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will open its 19th retail location at McAlpin Square, 1900 East Victory Drive in Savannah at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. Activities will include a ribbon cutting, raffle and give-aways throughout the day. www.goodwillsavannah.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Peter Brodhead will speak Tuesday, Feb. 25, on ’12 Rules to Greater Health’ at the Encourage Health Education Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. The first non profit to benefit from ticket sales will be the West Broad Street YMCA.  Lunch and lecture tickets are $20. To reserve your seat, call Mrs. Hanna at 233-1951. SPONSORED BY  Enmark, Healthy Savannah, the Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WJCL. enmarkenjoy.com

(MASHABLE) People-Powered Publishing Is Changing All the Rules. http://mashable.com/2014/02/09/self-publishing-digital/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

(SAVANNAH, GA) PHOTOS of the Goodwill’s new Job Connection Center in a newly remodeled space at its headquarters location at 7220 Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah. http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=406138

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Saturday, February 22, 10:30am at the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion, 2nd floor conference room, 225 Candler Drive in Savannah. Peter Brodhead of Brighter Day Natural Foods will discuss “Diet and Nutritional Support for Polio Survivors.” Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information call 912-927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org

(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) According to these statistics, companies with blogs generate 97% more leads. http://socialmouths.com/blog/2014/02/06/content-marketing-improve-search-engine-rankings/

(SAVANNAH, GA) PR Intern and Nonprofit MIXER to be held March 5 in Savannah, GA, sponsored by The United Way of the Coastal Empire, Carriage Trade PR and the Savannah Morning News. https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/pr-intern-and-nonprofit-mixer-to-be-held-march-5-in-savannah-ga-sponsored-by-the-united-way-of-the-coastal-empire-carriage-trade-pr-and-the-savannah-morning-news/

(MASHABLE) 10 Things You Didn’t Know Amazon Prime Could Do http://mashable.com/2014/02/08/amazon-prime-tips-and-tricks/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

(LDSS) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society is collecting stories and tips on ways that have enhanced your child’s life with Down Syndrome so that other parents and families can learn from your experience. Seeking 50 stories. These books will be sold online as ebooks. All proceeds will go to the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. For more info: https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-seeking-stories-and-tips/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Book Festival begins this Thursday. More than 30 authors will be in attendance including Scott Turow, Mitch Albom and Eben Alexander, MD. View the complete author list and plan to spend Presidents Day Weekend in Savannah  http://bit.ly/1hoPA5c

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Get ready for boating season at the Boating Seminar Jamboree hosted by Savannah’s Boating Club on Saturday, February 15, from 9 am – 5:15 pm at Virginia College Career Center (Shawnee Street side of Savannah Mall). These seminars will be offered: Using Paper & Electronic Charts, Using Marine GPS, Using VHF & VHF/DSC Radio, Tides & Currents, Onboard Weather Forecasting, Rules of the Road, and two marlinespike seminars (i.e. knots, bends & hitches and advanced knots). $20/seminar; $10 for additional family sharing handouts. To pre-register, call 912-659-9358, email pr@savannahsboatingclub, or go to www.usps.org/findacourse

 

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 20 Restaurants With Breathtaking Views Of The World

 

(BRUNSWICK, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, presents the 3rd Annual Celebrity Fashion Show, “There Is So Much More Behind Our Doors” on Thursday, March 4, 2014 at The Embassy Suites Hotel, 500 Mall Boulevard, Brunswick, Georgia. Community leaders will strut their stuff on stage, showcasing clothes and accessories from the Brunswick Goodwill Store. There will also be a wheel of fortune, silent auction and a 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the Brunswick Job Connection Career Center Programs. For more information, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE will host the ‘Simple Steps for Starting Your Business’ Series Wednesday nights, starting March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Conference Classroom SCORE Office, located at 111 East Liberty Street. This comprehensive series of five two-hour workshops is designed to help participants launch a new business. Visit

https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/savannah-score-to-host-simple-steps-for-starting-your-business-workshops-in-march/

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Skidaway Island United Methodist Church announces NEW DATE AND TIME for their upcoming Health and Wellness Fair.   Due to the ‘Savannah Freeze’ last week, it has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 19 from 9am to 2:30pm in Bailey Hall, located at 54 Diamond Causeway. For more information, visit the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church at www.siumc.org  

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Toastmasters announce Savannah Speechcraft for Professional Women, a 4-session professional development course for 15 participants focused on public speaking and communication. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Participants will learn how to organize and deliver prepared and impromptu speeches. The 4 sessions will be held at the Creative Coast, 15 W. York Street on Wright Square. The fee for the Speechcraft course is $50. For more information, contact Jessica Neeley, President of the Small Business Chamber Toastmasters, at savannahspeechcraft@gmail.com. Sponsored by Carriage Trade PR www.speechcraftforwomen.eventbrite.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Deep South Orchid Society announces their 28th annual show, “An Orchid Jungle”, will be at the Savannah Mall Center Court, Thursday, Feb. 20 through Sunday, Feb. 23. http://deepsouthorchid.org

(MEOW) Great cat needs a home. Her owner died.  She is all black, about 4 yrs old, spayed, and healthy and SUPER affectionate. If you know anyone at all please help us. This cat is too good to be put down or live out it’s life in a cage at a no-kill shelter. – https://www.facebook.com/claire.sigman/posts/10202958248826760?comment_id=6931624¬if_t=comment_mention

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Association of Fundraising Professionals Coastal Georgia Chapter announces their first meeting will take place Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Marjorie Young, CEO of Carriage Trade PR, will be the featured guest speaker, presenting “5 Strategies to Create a Powerful Reputation Online”.  The cost is $12 for AFP members, and $25 for non-members.  RSVPs can be made at afpcga@gmail.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) PHOTOS from The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter “Celebration of Love event”  in celebration of the organization’s 30 year anniversary. http://southmagazine.smugmug.com/Events/Park-Place-Outreach-Hosts-A/36886920_Vb4v4m#!i=3064595532&k=zNMnGJQ

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, SCORE will present: The STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS. Reports will be issued by 10 area experts that will have 3 minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to our Small Business Community. The conference will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center located at 1 International Drive.

This event is free. Lunch will be served after the presentations. To reserve a seat please RSVP to SCORE at 912.652-4335.

 

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