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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ogeechee Riverkeeper announces that KC Allan has been hired as the project coordinator for the initiative to stop the Palmetto Pipeline from being built. Allan will be responsible for coordinating and supporting regional stakeholders affected by the proposed Palmetto Products Pipeline project by Texas-based Kinder Morgan. To hear from Allan about the Push Back the Pipeline initiative, listen in on  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/savannahopenforbusiness/2015/04/07/ogeechee-riverkeeper-hires-kc-allan-to-help-pushback-the-palmetto-pipeline

(SAVANNAH, GA) HOLD THE DATE: On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, the Title Sponsors; SCORE and Wells Fargo 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 FREE conference will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center located at 1 International Drive. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/score-and-wells-fargo-to-sponsor-the-state-of-small-business-conference-on-june-24-2015/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Citizens in Savannah are up at arms against the new Palmetto pipeline that is slated to cut through residential and coastal areas. A rally is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at noon on Forsyth Park Fountain. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/927505100603021/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sponsored by Stevens Hale & Associates, the Royce Learning Center announces the inaugural Bourbon and Bowties to be held on Thursday, April 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, located at 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The evening will spotlight locally sourced bourbon, hand rolled cigars and everything Southern. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://roycelearningcenter.org/bourbon-and-bowties/

(SAVANNAH, GA) April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental speaks on common causes, risks and treatments of oral cancer. Canfield also explains the Canfield Mouth Shield Program and the Inspiring Smiles Series. Listen in:   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/savannahopenforbusiness/2015/04/08/dr-angela-canfield-talks-in-honor-of-oral-cancer-awareness-month-on-april-14

(SAVANNAH, GA) Are you trying to lose weight? Have you been working out since January 1st with little to no progress? Are you doing the same routine you have always done expecting different results.  Crossfit says, “routine is the enemy.” Try to change up what you do (exercises, intensity, duration, to give your body a new stimulus. Variance in your program can lead to better results and breakthroughs in plateaus.  www.crossfithyperformance.com.   Sign up for the second lecture in the 2015 Enmark Encourage Health Education Series, “Crossfit, Why and How It Works in Weight Loss,” presented by Drew McKenzie, owner and operator with Crossfit Hyperformance on Tuesday, April 28. A free and Healthy lunch will be provided, but RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website,    http://healthysavannah.org/event-signup-form-crossfit/. To learn more about the lecture, visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/savannahopenforbusiness/2015/04/06/2nd-encourage-health-series-by-enmark-with-drew-mckenzie-on-april-28

(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) Moving On by Moving Around. http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/05/moving-on-by-moving-around/?module=BlogPost-ReadMore&version=Blog%20Main&action=Click&contentCollection=Essay&pgtype=Blogs®ion=Body&gwh=438E421080874DE56FFA3EDB6785F6E4&gwt=pay#more-16954

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah, GA announces the second talk in the 2015 Inspiring Smiles Series will be held Tuesday, April 14, from noon to 1 p.m. The discussion is titled “Oral DNA and Periodontal Testing.” The talk will take place at Dr. Canfield’s office located at 7360 Skidaway Rd., Suite H2. It is free to attend. To RSVP, call Dr. Canfield at 912-349-0472. Dr. Canfield will also be giving away free oral cancer screenings during the month of April. http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wine, Women, and Shoes will be holding an event to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. The event will be held on Thursday, April 16 from 7pm-10pm and will include a fashion show, fine wines, savory foods, and more. For more information: http://winewomenandshoes.com/savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) Matilda Jane Clothing is pleased to announce the inaugural Derby Day Mother Daughter Chari-TEA to be held on Saturday, May 2 at the Savannah Golf Club. Refreshments will be served from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $25, with proceeds benefiting The Next Generation. Keeping in the tradition of Derby Day,guests are invited to wear their favorite hats. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/mother-daughter-derby-day-chari-tea-to-raise-funds-for-local-childrens-hospital/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations will hold Full-Service Fridays across Ga., SC and NC to raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). A Full-Service Friday allows customers to pull into the Enmark Store, where members of the Enmark management team will be pumping gas, wiping windows and handing out coupons in hopes of collecting donations for LLS’ 2015 Light the Night event. Local radio stations will be broadcasting at each event. Hot dogs, drinks and snacks will be available and donors will be entered to win Enmark cash cards and other prizes. For more information, visit http://www.carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1812&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) announces the sixth annual Night of Champions will be hosted Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom. This community celebration distinguishes local organizations that hire and retain differently-abled people, including those with Down syndrome, and recognizes the contributions made by these employees. This year’s Night of Champions will be emceed again by celebrity chef and author, Jamie Deen. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/ldss-announces-night-of-champions-to-honor-differently-abled-working-adults-and-their-employers/

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, April1 14th and Tuesday, April 21st, Massie Heritage Center will be offering guided evening hikes showcasing the stories of the people and events behind Savannah’s impressive monuments along the Bull Street corridor. Walk where history was made, hear tales of early Savannah and its role in the American Revolution and Civil War. Discover who is buried beneath our beautiful squares, and why they are there. The 1 ½ hour walk will begin at Massie Heritage Center and conclude in Johnson Square. Cost of the tours will be $15 per person. Call 912-395-5070 to make reservations.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ogeechee Riverkeeper is reminding paddling enthusiasts of their forthcoming April 25th paddle trip from Wadley to Coleman Lake when paddlers will enjoy a 7-mile journey through the upper Ogeechee’s twists and turns to take out at Coleman Lake.  The trip is suitable for beginner to intermediate paddlers and people interested in joining a trip must register at www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org  by 4 p.m. on April 24th as no registrations or rentals will be accepted after the deadline.  For a full schedule of our monthly trips, visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/events/paddle-trips/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ogeechee River is known for its redbreast sunfish, largemouth bass, black crappie & catfish. Explore your river with family and friends. Rivers & Glen Trading Co. has all the equipment you will need. For more information, call 912-349-2352 or visit http://riversandglen.com/

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The second annual Public Relations Internship and Nonprofit Organizations MissionPR:MIXER will be held Friday, April 24, in Savannah, GA from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hear all the details: https://youtu.be/zge4uYAUgrA Participation is FREE, but students and nonprofit organizations must reserve a seat by Friday, April 17; contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE is offering free webinars throughout the month of April to help small businesses. On April 16, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, the webinar is titled ‘Startup 101: Executing Your Idea.’ To learn more and register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/du3zythx300q&eom

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Gale Baldwin, managing editor and business editor of the Savannah Morning News, has been named the small-business media champion of the year, for the Georgia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The award was announced as part of the agency’s Georgia Small Business Week awards program. http://m.savannahnow.com/exchange/2015-04-07/savannah-morning-news-editor-named-small-business-media-champion#gsc.tab=0

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(SAVANNAH, GA) In this month’s Small Business SMART Luncheon, the topic is Dealing with the IRS: What You Should Know About IRS Audit and Collection Procedures. On Tuesday, April 14 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, the talk will be given by Jeffrey Williamson from J.L. Williamson Law Group with lunch provided by Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant and Catering Company. To RSVP and find out more information, call Stephanie Boaen at 912-644-6458 or email sboaen@savannahchamber.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will celebrate its 18th anniversary on Saturday, April 25, 10:30 am at the Marsh Auditorium in Candler Hospital in Savannah.  Polio survivors and guests are invited.  For information or to register, call 912-927-8332.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Small change for a BIG change!  Reed House is celebrating Esther Reed’s 92nd birthday by honoring her tradition of collecting change for a mental health clubhouse.  Take your coins to any Sea Island Bank to join this celebration or take all the coins you can collect to Reed House, 1144 Cornell Avenue, Savannah, GA by 4:00 pm on June 1st to compete for a $500 prepaid American Express Card from Oglethorpe Mall. www.reed-house.org.

(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Beatrice, a female Staffordshire terrior/ hound mix who is approximately 3 years old. She is good with other dogs and kids. Beatrice is updated on all shots and is spayed. To view Beatrice and other animals available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-d-059-beatrice-bb/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah area Rotary Clubs are gearing up for the sixth annual ‘Play It Forward’ musical and food extravaganza fundraising event, returning to Savannah on the afternoon of Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum from  4:00pm to 7:00pm.  The 2015 line-up includes a concert from The Rogues along with some talented Rotarians sharing their musical talents from a range of genres.  The event will offer a range of food from local restaurants and caterers including Loves Seafood, McDonald’s, Savannah Coffee Roaster, The Gaslight Group, all included in the ticket price of $35 per person.  This fundraiser enables every Rotary club participating to raise money which is directly allocated back to each club’s charitable giving funds for international programs and giving back to our communities. Space is limited and reservations are required.  To purchase your tickets please visit the ‘Play It Forward’ website at www.rotarianspif.org  

(WILDERNESS SOUTHEAST) Wilderness Southeast presents ‘Wild Wassaw’ on April 18. Participants will explore the beauty and history of the barrier islands. Wassaw has remained undeveloped and
is a perfect example of what a barrier island looks like without human influence. Hiking through the maritime forest and exploring the beach with an expert naturalist guide leading the way and answering all questions. To reserve a spot and find out more information, call Delegal Creek Marina at call 912-236-8115.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc is inviting the public to attend their annual Wheelchair Cleaning Event on April 18 from 10:00am-12:00am at the Executive Court Building located at 5105 Paulsen Street. While their wheelchairs or scooters are being cleaned and minor repairs performed, guests can enjoy snacks and take a tour of Tools for Second Life Assistance Technology Lab. Teleride will provide free transportation to individuals who are registered with them. Call Denise for more information and to RSVP at 912-920-2414 or visit  http://www.lifecil.com/category/news/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Yoga Center’s current commUNITY partner is One Love Animal Rescue, which has “Paws for a Cause” coming up on April 25th at the Foundery Coffee Pub, located at 1313 Habersham St. One Love is now accepting any donations for a raffle to raise money for our four-legged friends.  If you or anyone you know owns a business or an item that you would be willing to donate to One Love, please contact Amy M. Stoltz at (910) 322-0063. Or feel free to drop off items at Savannah Yoga Center, located at 1319 Bull St. in Savannah or 111 Canal St. #101 in Pooler.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young, CEO and President of Carriage Trade PR, Inc. served as a panelist for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) regional conference on Saturday, March 28. The conference, “Brand Yourself: The Art of Reputation Management,” was one of 10 held across the nation by various chapters. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/local-savannah-pr-firm-ceo-speaks-at-2015-prssa-brand-yourself-regional-conference-held-at-georgia-southern-university/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah offers their annual Camp Aloha that gives children, ages 6-17, the tools they need to cope with the loss of a loved one. The camp will be May 1-3 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon. If you are interested in registering, volunteering and to want to view the camp video, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Camp_Aloha

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ogeechee Riverkeeper announces a program for the 10th Anniversary Rivers Rock starring The Accomplices on May 9 from 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Moon River Brewing Company, 21 West Bay Street.  Tickets are priced affordably with all proceeds going to support the work of Ogeechee Riverkeeper, a 501(c) 3 non- profit organization. This event is part of the celebrations around Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s 10 exciting years of advocating and looking out for an important part of Coastal Georgia’s most beloved natural resources.  Sponsorships for the event are available and offer a range of benefits including company branding on event materials and the Ogeechee Riverkeeper website.  For more information about Rivers Rock, sponsorship opportunities and to buy tickets visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org or call (866) 942-6222.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Center for Developmental Services is sponsoring “Play for a Purpose” on May 16 to benefit Community Employment Services, a critical component of CCDS, which has carved out more than 200 jobs in the community for people who have intellectual disabilities.
To learn more and register as a player or a sponsor, visit http://www.ccds-sav.org/media/2015%20Golf/2015%20CCDS%20Golf%20Tournament%20Information%20Sheet_web.pdf

(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela Canfield, DDS of Sandfly Family Dental, is now accepting applications for the 2015 Canfield Mouth Shield Program. Local organizations may apply to win custom fit mouth guards in personalized colors for their entire team. Last year, Dr. Canfield donated maroon and white mouth guards to the Benedictine Military School football team, a donation totaling over $9,000 worth of protection equipment. For more information, visit


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