(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, Sept, 21, 2015

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BUDDY WALK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) announces plans for the 10th annual Buddy Walk to be in Forsyth Park on Saturday, October 3 at 10 a.m. Last year’s one-mile awareness walk welcomed over 5,000 participants. All proceeds raised will continue to be used to fund and support LDSS’ programs such as Camp Buddy and Night of Champions. For more information, visit

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DAWN BAKER TO SPEAK AT PASSPORT TO EXCELLENCE OCT 29

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) District announces that WTOC news anchor Dawn Baker will speak on Thursday, October 29 at Savannah High School, in its inaugural Passport to Excellence Lecture Series. The free lecture series features presentations from accomplished individuals who previously attended or graduated from SCCPSS, sharing their unique career journeys and the insights they have learned about success and how to achieve it. For more information and to RSVP, visit

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GOLF TO HELP HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Teams are forming now for the 2015 Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament, presented by USI Insurance Services. With proceeds benefiting the not-for-profit’s Daily Impact Fund, the tourney will be held Monday, September 28 at the Landings Club Plantation Course. The driving range and lunch are available at noon with a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain’s choice) format. Visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/teams-forming-now-for-2015-hospice-savannah-golf-tournament/ for more information and a downloadable registration and sponsorship form.

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SelectONE NETWORK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros successfully recreates the SelectOne Network website in WordPress. While maintaining the elements of the original design, Speros utilized the WordPress content management system to allow SelectOne Network the ability to update their own website where they previously could not. Check out the site at http://www.selectonenetwork.com/

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TOP SALES TEAM IN THE NATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Matilda Jane Clothing has recognized its Savannah area independent Trunk Keepers as the top sales team in the nation. At the clothing company’s national sales meeting, held recently at its Ft. Wayne, Ind. headquarters, the 20-member team and Leader, Robyn Shirley took top honors for highest sales for the spring 2015 “Hello Lovely” campaign. The six-month campaign, featuring clothing for little girls and mothers, was launched in Savannah this past February. The city was also featured as the backdrop for the spring line in a national photo shoot that took place last fall. Shirley is now looking to expand her Savannah area team of Trunk Keepers and is seeking candidates. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/savannahbluffton-area-matilda-jane-clothing-trunk-keepers-recognized-as-nations-top-team/.

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HEALTH CARE PANEL PHOTO

(SAVANNAH, GA) How will healthcare be delivered in the next three to five years in the Savannah area and what impact will it have on local employers? The Savannah CFO Council sought answers to that question during its September breakfast meeting at the Coastal Georgia Center. The event featured a guest panel representing the healthcare community, facilitated by local business attorney Charles Bowen, founder of The Bowen Law Group. The discussion focused on how laws   affect healthcare practices and how providers envision the healthcare industry changing in the coming years. For more information, visit    https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/savannah-cfo-council-discusses-future-of-healthcare-industry/

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ENMARKET SAVANNAH BRIDGE RUN DEC 5

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council launched a redesigned Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run website and logo and is now taking registrations for the 2015 race to be held Saturday, Dec. 5. Each year more than 5,000 participants run and walk the 5K, 10K and Double Pump (a 5K and 10K combined) over Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge. In its 25th year, the 2015 race weekend will begin with the Health and Wellness Expo at the Savannah Civic Center on Friday, Dec. 4 and end with a post-race party in Franklin Square on race day. A portion of race proceeds benefit Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler. To register for the race, visit www.SavannahBridgeRun.com. For more information, contact Jonathan Sykes, Savannah Sports Council event manager at 912.644.6452 or JSykes@VisitSavannah.com.

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BRANDING

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COOKING FOR A CAUSE OCT 3

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Olde Pink House and Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, Inc. announces plans for the next cooking class on Saturday, October 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The culinary course is conducted at Park Place Outreach, located at 514 E. Henry St., followed by dinner at The Olde Pink House at 6 p.m. For more information, please visit: https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/olde-pink-house-offers-cooking-class-in-support-of-savannahs-youth-emergency-shelter/

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MAYOR’S CONFERENCE SEPT 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) Registration is now open for the 9th annual Mayor’s Small Business Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, September 30th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required by no later than noon September 25th. To pre-register, go to www.savannahga.gov/businessconference or contact the Economic Development Department at (912) 651-3653. The conference is free and includes a continental breakfast, workshops and a networking lunch. This year’s keynote speaker will be Robert “Bob” James, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carver State Bank

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YOGA LECTURE, FREE LUNCH, OCT 27

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Encourage Health Series announces plans for the fourth and final program for the 2015 lectures on Tuesday, October 27. Kelley J. Boyd, founder and teacher at Savannah Yoga Center, presents “10 Yoga Tips: Hectic to Harmonious in 5 Minutes or Less.” At Boyd’s lecture, the Forsyth Farmer’s Market (FFM) will be awarded the Encourage Health grant. Attendance is free and open to the public. Attendees will enjoy a healthy lunch made possible by local business sponsors. RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website, www.healthysavannah.org

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MACY’S DONATES $3K TO PARK PLACE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has been awarded $3,000 in grant funding from Macy’s to be utilized for its emergency youth shelter program. The facility, located at 514 East Henry Street, is a twelve bed emergency shelter for young people ages 11 to 17. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/macys-3000-grant-given-to-support-park-place-outreach-only-youth-shelter-in-savannah-area/

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FELDER & ASSOCIATES LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, http://felderassociates.net. The site hosts a growing portfolio of work for the Savannah architecture and interior design firm specializing in historic preservation, architectural    design, project management, construction administration and interior design. For more information, visit http://felderassociates.net/

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MAYORAL FORUM SEPT 28

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees announce plans for a Savannah Mayoral Candidate Forum on Monday, September 28 from 6 – 8 p.m. The forum, free and open to the public, takes place at The Coastal Georgia Center, located at 305 Fahm St. All registered candidates have been invited to participate and will all be asked the same questions. Attorney Charles Bowen will serve as moderator for the Q & A format. For more information, visit  https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/the-savannah-jaycees-to-host-upcoming-mayoral-forum/

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NEW KISS-A-PIG CHAIR

(SAVANNAH, GA) The largest diabetes awareness and fundraising campaign of the year for American Diabetes Association (ADA), Kiss-a-Pig, is proud to announce the chairman of the 2016 Kiss a Pig Campaign, attorney Charles ‘Bo’ Bowen, The Bowen Law Group. The theme for 2016 will be “HOLLYWOOD: Your Chance to Hog the Spotlight!” The campaign kicks off officially on Saturday, March 5 and concludes on Saturday, May 21. For more information about American Diabetes Association or Kiss-a-Pig, contact Maria Center at 912-353-8110, ext. 3091 or mcenter@diabetes.org. Visit http://wp.me/pbgAS-2h8

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CHARITY DATE AUCTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees announce the second annual Charity Date Auction will be held on Thursday, September 24 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Savannah Smiles, located at 314 Williamson St. The auction will be comprised of 20 to 25 men and women who come from various roles throughout the Savannah community. All proceeds raised from the event will go to benefit the Savannah Jaycees’ two service partners: Heads Up Guidance Services Inc. (HUGS) and the Compassionate Friends of Savannah. Find out more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1594862047439560/

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EFFECTIVE BOARD

(FORBES.COM) Regardless of how accomplished a board is, to be effective it also has to be diverse: http://onforb.es/1JWiUQo

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SEPT 25 GRAND OPENING OF CENTER FOR LIVING

(SAVANNAH, GA) HOSPICE SAVANNAH announces the official opening of the Celeste C. and Robert H. Demere, Jr. Center for Living which houses community-funded programs – Full Circle grief and loss counseling. Mark your calendars for the official ribbon cutting on Friday, September 25 at 11 a.m. at the Demere Center for Living located at 6000 Business Center Drive in Savannah. For more information: https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/hospice-savannah-announces-the-official-opening-of-the-celeste-c-and-robert-h-demere-jr-center-for-living-which-houses-community-funded-programs/

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6 MISTAKES

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Marjorie Young | Carriage Trade PR | 912.844.9990 | marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
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