(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, Sept 28, 2015

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10 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS FROM LAWSUITS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business attorney Charles Bowen of The Bowen Law Group is the featured speaker at the Tuesday, October 6 Small Business Council SMART Lunch Series. Bowen will present “Ten Simple Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Lawsuits” during the monthly luncheon held at the Savannah Morning News auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway, in Savannah. The cost is $12 for Chamber members. For more information or to RSVP, contact Stephanie Boaen at SBoaen@savannahchamber.com.

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2000 TUTORS

(LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES) Great for Grades 1 through 12, College Students, Adult Education, or Career Assistance! Tutor.com offers more than 2,000 tutors who work from their home or office from throughout North America. Tutors include certified teachers, college professors and professional tutors, all with proven subject experience in the fields they tutor.  Use your computer, smartphone or tablet. For more information, visit http://www.liveoakpl.org/

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TODDLERS

(MATILDA JANE CLOTHING) Robyn Shirley, Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader with Matilda Jane Clothing offers a few tips for parents when choosing dresses for their toddlers.  Dresses offer much more flexibility than other clothing items when it comes to sizing. The biggest thing for parents to consider is the fit of the dress in the shoulders as well as the length of the dress.  It is important remember that dresses with slips and petticoats may be a little tighter, so choosing a slightly larger size may be in the child’s best interest. Check out more tips and information by visiting www.matildajaneclothing.com/

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HEALTH MAGAZINE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros designs a searchable directory of medical providers for Workplace Health Magazine, a division of SelectOne Network. This directory allows employers in the state of Georgia to search for physicians knowledgeable about Workers’ Compensation within a 5-30 mile radius of their location, and create their own panel of preferred physicians for their employees to use in the event of a workplace injury. Check out the site at

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USI INSURANCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) USI Insurance Services, LLC, is pleased to announce that Daniel Sims has been selected to join the Key Risk Insurance Advisory Council. Sims is a senior client executive and vice president of Commercial Lines at USI’s Savannah office. In his three-year term on the Council, he will serve in an advisory role to the Key Risk Insurance Company, which focuses on providing workers compensation insurance products. For more information, visit    https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/24/daniel-sims-of-usi-selected-to-join-key-risk-insurance-advisory-council/

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RAISE

(MASHABLE) 5 Surprising, Research-based Facts To Help You Get Your Next Raise

http://mashable.com/2015/09/22/help-next-raise/#IyoaXcZi8gkj

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PRO FOOTBALL STAR IN SAVANNAH

(JAYCEES) Former Pro Football Star to Speak at Leadership NOW Lecture on Tuesday, September 29.

MEET T-REX

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall invites the public to meet Rexie the T-Rex at Center Court on Saturday, October 3. This anatomically perfect puppet stands over 8′ tall and 12′ long, providing kids and their families the opportunity to take pictures, make friends and learn about this “king” of the dinosaurs. For more information, visit

PAD

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are suffering from leg pain, burning or aching in your calves or a wound in your foot or leg that won’t heal, you may have peripheral artery disease. Also known as PAD, this condition that affects 8-12 million Americans can cause leg tiredness, cramping and pain when walking. Wondering what your risks are? Check out these FAQs of PAD:

NEW LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH CLASS

(SAVANNAH, GA) LEADERSHIP Savannah Presents class of 2015- 2016:

RED CROSS SEEKING YOUTH HERO NOMINATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia is seeking Youth Hero Nominations for the 2016 Youth Hero Volunteer Service Awards.  Nominations will be accepted from any non-profit organization, school, team, religious organization, etc. Eligible youth must be enrolled in 6th-12th grade in a public, private or home school during the 2015-2016 school year.  To nominate a youth or for more information visit www.redcross.org/southeast. Deadline to nominate a deserving youth is December 31, 2015.

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WHITMAN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hosts seeking top-notch service, five-star gourmet cuisine, opulent décor and a beautiful, historic location, all at an affordable price, needn’t look any further.  The Whitman Savannah, a stately and charming Victorian mansion in the heart of the historic district, can regale party guests with luxurious amenities and an expertly devised menu featuring only the most decadently exquisite refreshments and spirits.  To book your party or to learn more about The Whitman Savannah, call 912-704-6233, email yourmansion@thewhitmansavannah.com or go to www.thewhitmansavannah.com

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WINE TASTING

(SAVANNAH, GA) American Traditions Competition Wine Tasting at Winston’s Wine Cellar at Churchill’s Pub will be taking place September 29 from 6:00-7:30 pm. For more information: a

www.americantraditionscompetition.com

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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. To RSVP: http://www.ldssga.org/registration.html

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EXPANDING HOURS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology is pleased to announce the practice is expanding its hours, with appointments now available on Fridays from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Founded by Dr. Corinne Howington, the practice is located at 310 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 12A, in Savannah. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/low-country-dermatology-expanding-hours-to-fridays/

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DAWN BAKER TO SPEAK AT PASSPORT TO EXCELLENCE

(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

CHORES

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 12 Chores Small Business Owners Should Pay Someone Else To Do

BRIDGE RUN

(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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COOKING CLASS OCT 3 – FUND RAISER

(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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SMALL IDEAS

(INC) Sometimes The Smallest Ideas Can Have a Surprisingly Big Impact
http://www.inc.com/andrew-griffiths/sometimes-the-smallest-ideas-can-have-a-surprisingly-big-impact.html

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FREE LUNCH AND LECTURE ON YOGA

(ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES) Kelley J. Boyd, founder and teacher at Savannah Yoga Center, will present “10 Yoga Tips: Hectic to Harmonious in 5 Minutes or Less,” on Tuesday, October 27. The first tip is to breathe. One’s nervous system, which is connected to ones emotions, is regulated by breathing. When someone is taking easeful deep inhales and slow long exhales, their nervous system is in a healthy state of balance. This balance provides you with a feeling of calm and groundedness. To hear the other tips, RSVP for the free luncheon at Healthy Savannah’s website, www.healthysavannah.org

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MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM MONDAY

(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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KISS-A-PIG

(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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ART FEST

(ISLE OF HOPE) The Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest will be on Saturday October 24, 2015.  Music Entertainment will be at the Marina between the hours of 12pm and 8pm. The festival is accepting artists, vendors and non-profits at this time – you can submit an application to have a booth online until Saturday September 12 at http://www.iohha.com/art-music-fest-2

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FUND RAISER

(SAFE SHELTER) Seed and Stems Photography will be booking mini photo shoot sessions on Sunday, October 18, the cost is $75 per session. Seed and Stems Photography will be donating 100% of proceeds to The Safe Shelter for victims of domestic violence. Founded in 1979, SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization committed to preventing domestic violence, protecting victims and promoting positive change for families in need in our community. For more information on booking a session, visit    http://www.seedandstemsphotography. For more information on SAFE Shelter, visit safeshelter.org or call 912.629.0026. To reach the 24-hour crisis line, call 912.629.8888.

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GEEKEND

(SAVANNAH, GA) Geekend will be held on October 15-17 at The Foundry. Many of the speakers will cover topics that will be of great benefit to everyone involved or interested in the film industry, including: (1) Jennifer DeLia (CEO of Poverty Row Entertainment and Producer of “The First”); (2) Ian Nott will be speaking on the future of video; (3) Geekend Arcade will be all about the gaming industry; (4) Attorney Charles Bowen will be speaking about patent, copyright, and trademark and how to protect your creative intellectual property; and (5) Annie Eaton and the ATLvr team will be talking about virtual reality. http://www.thecreativecoast.org/programs/geekend/

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YOUR PIE

(ISLE OF HOPE GA) It’s official:  Wednesday, October 7 will be SAFE Shelter night at Your Pie in Sandfly.  The store has generously offered to donate a percentage of total sales [including take-out and beverages] between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. For directions, visit http://www.yourpie.com/locations/savannah-sandfly/

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GREENERY SALE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trustees’ Garden Club is holding its 25th annual Greenery Sale now through the order deadline of Friday, October 23.   Our Sale includes the finest quality in holiday wreaths, garlands, topiaries and holiday flowers (paper whites and amaryllis).  Savannah area residents are encouraged to visit www.trusteesgardenclub.com.   Click on “Greenery Sale” to see offerings and to place your order. For other questions, call Greenery Sale Chairs Susie Harden (912.657.4524) or Elizabeth Skeadas (912.844.1989.)

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MEET JOSEPHINE

(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Josephine is a beautiful, female, shepherd/collie mix currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. She is 5 years old and great with dogs, cats, and kids. To view Josephine and other dogs and cats available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-d-251-josephine/

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VOICE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tickets for Alice Ryley, the Savannah inspired opera, will go on sale to the general public October 1, 2015. Savannah Voice Festival – October 1. www.savannahvoicefestival.org

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