(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 16, 2015

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE FILM INDUSTRY IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Five ways that small businesses in Savannah can get involved in the film industry and sell their services:

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81.3%

(CHATHAM COUNTY) Great news for Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools this week as graduation rates were released and the District beat the state average with a rate of 81.3%. Even better news for Woodville Tompkins High School – one of only seven high schools in the state of Georgia to achieve a 100% graduation rate – and they did so with their first graduating class!

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FELDER & ASSOCIATES CELEBRATES 3RD ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce the Savannah architecture and interior design firm is celebrating its third anniversary of “breathing new life into old buildings.” Felder & Associates specializes in architectural design, historic preservation, project management, construction administration and interior design. For more information, visit http://wp.me/pbgAS-2jt

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HISTORICAL MARKER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah announces plans to unveil an historical marker in honor of their founder, John Sherer Banks, on Monday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. in Bonaventure Cemetery (Section A Lot 5). The dedication date is timed to recognize the 100th anniversary of Banks’ untimely death on November 21, 1915. For more information, contact Chuck Powell at tybeepowell@comcast.net or visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/rotary-club-of-savannah-erects-marker-in-honor-of-founder/

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GIRL SCOUTS SELECT SPEROS AS THEIR TECHNOLOGY PARTNER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia has selected Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, as its technology partner. This partnership is expected to benefit the non-profit organization in information technology cost savings along with upgrades to its technological capabilities and increased data security. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/girl-scouts-of-historic-ga-selects-speros-as-technology-partner/

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BIGGEST CHRISTMAS TREE IN SAVANNAH LIGHTS UP

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Savannah Mall kicks off the holidays with the lighting of the largest christmas tree in the Savannah area – with over half a million lights.

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50-FOOT EXHIBIT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall unveils “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia and South Carolina who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display now through January 3, 2016 and open to the public. For more information, visit www.savannahmall.com or visit    http://www.prlog.org/12509466.html

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$5,500

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees presented two $5,500 checks to representatives from HUGS and Compassionate Friends of Savannah. These donations were made possible through proceeds raised at the Jaycees’ annual Charity Date Night auction, comprised of 25 local men and women. The two checks were presented at the Savannah Jaycees’ monthly Leadership NOW meeting, a lecture series focused on leadership, management, and professional skills. For more information, visit     http://wp.me/pbgAS-2kv

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POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that social skills enable children that have Down syndrome to form positive relationships with other people? Through these relationships, children learn family and societal values. For more information, visit http://www.livestrong.com/article/1007019-social-skills-activities-children-down-syndrome/

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EFFECTIVE LEADER?

(ENTREPRENEUR.COM): Are you an effective leader? 3 traits that prove it: http://entm.ag/1PuhuzS

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REDUCE WHAT YOU OWE IN APRIL

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE presents, “Year-End Tax Planning: 5 Clever Moves to Make Now to Reduce What You Owe in April” with guest speaker Micah Fraim, the founder of Fraim CPA and author of “The Little Big Small Business Book.” The webinar begins Tuesday, November 17, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. To register, please visit http://ow.ly/U38lC

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ENJOY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Can’t get your child off the couch? Try activities such as dancing, rock climbing, martial arts, or swimming. It may take several activities before your child finds something they enjoy. For more tips on how to lead a healthy life, visit https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations

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HOMELESS YOUTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) As many as 2.5 million youth per year experience homelessness http://www.nctsn.org/resources/public-awareness/national-homeless-youth-awareness-month

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MATILDA JANE

(MATILDA JANE CLOTHING) Robyn Shirley, Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader of Matilda Jane Clothing offers some helpful tips for parents to encourage their children to make their own choices on what to wear. Parents should give their children lots of little choices about things by asking questions. For example, “Would you like to wear the blue shirt or the red shirt today?” When children are given choices it allows them to learn to think for themselves and develop their own choices in life. Check out more tips and information by visiting matildajaneclothing.com/

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HAVE YOU SIGNED UP?

(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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MAKE FRIENDS

(FORBES) Networking 101: Make Friends, Not Contacts
http://www.forbes.com/sites/richwinley/2015/11/11/networking-101-make-friends-not-contacts/

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VOICE

(SAVANNAH) The gardens of the Ships of the Sea Museum will come alive with light and song of the Savannah Voice Festival artists as music and culture lovers mingle and relax under a starry night sky. The event will take place at the Ships of the Sea Museum on November 20 from 7-9 PM. www.shipsofthesea.org

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NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Academy of Dance will perform ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas on Saturday, December 5 at 6:30 pm. This twist on the holiday classic should be a holiday tradition and will be in the beautifully decorated downtown Savannah Trustees Theatre. The costumes are all hand sewn and as delightful as the performance itself. Stop into Leopold’s for a scoop of Sugar Plum Fairy Ice Cream or a cup of Hot Chocolate. For Tickets please call 912-525-5050.

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NEW CFO

(SAVANNAH, GA) SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services has announced the appointment of four new Board members and a new CFO to the organization dedicated to assisting victims of domestic violence in the greater Savannah area.  For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/safe-shelter-welcomes-cfo-and-new-board-members/

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EMPLOYEES OR CONTRACTORS?

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) How does Georgia Employment Law dictate whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors? With tax money on the line, the Georgia Department of Labor and IRS pay close attention to the classification of workers. There are several considerations which must be met in order to establish independent contractor status in Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/georgia-employment-law-employee-versus-independent-contractor

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HISPANIC CHAMBER BANQUET

(SAVANNAH, GA) Metro-Savannah Hispanic Chamber celebrates their 1-Year Anniversary with an Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. in downtown Savannah from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  This Latin-themed gala will celebrate the accomplishments of local Hispanic business owners, chamber members, and community leaders who have championed the values of the organization. Tickets for this event are $40 for chamber members and $50 for non-members. http://www.msavhcc.org

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NUTCRACKER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Ballet Theater is presenting the Nutcracker at the Lucas Theater on December 5 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.  More than 3000 people typically attend this event, and each receives a Playbill program with advertisements. The turnaround is fairly quick, but if you send in your logo, we have a designer that can make it into an ad.  If you are interested in attending, here is a link for tickets: http://lucastheatre.com/schedule/nutcracker-in-savannah/

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MONEY

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 21 Lifestyle Changes To Make If You Want To Save Some Money
http://www.businessinsider.com/lifestyle-changes-to-save-more-money-2015-11

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USI

(USI INSURANCE) USI has become a premier middle market insurance brokerage firm by leveraging the USI ONE Advantage®, a game-changing value proposition that delivers to clients a robust set of risk management and benefit solutions with bottom line financial impact. For more information, visit visit www.usi.biz

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HOSPICE SAVANNAH’S TREE LIGHTING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Honor your deceased loved ones at Hospice Savannah’s 24th Annual Tree of Light memorial Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5:15 p.m.The non-denominational ceremony will be held on the patio of Full Circle, Business Center Drive. Donations support grief counselors throughout the Coastal Empire at no charge, to make a donation visit HospiceSavannah.org/TreeOfLight or call (912) 629-1055.

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RAFFLE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) of Savannah is selling raffle tickets for an original painting by Tiffani Taylor, valued at $4,000. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $25 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit the RCC. The painting’s winner will be announced on Saturday, December 19 at the Savannah Art Walk. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Tiffani Taylor Gallery (912) 507-7860 and/or Lynne Wolf (912) 346-3691.

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YOUTH HERO

(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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MEET SMUDGY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue presents Smudgy, a black and white, male kitten available for adoption. Smudgy was born on March 26, 2015 and is great with cats and kids. To view Smudgy and other animals available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-083-smudgy/

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3 TIPS

(INC) 3 Tips For Dealing With Co-founder Conflict (From Entrepreneurs Who Have Been There)
http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/3-tips-for-dealing-with-co-founder-conflict.html

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E-BOOK

(LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES) Freading is a new e-book service for Live Oak Public Libraries users. Over 20,000 titles are available from a variety of small and independent publishers. New books are added weekly. All books allow for multi-user access, so there is never any waiting for a title. E-books are checked out for 14 days and can be renewed. For more information, visit http://www.liveoakpl.org/

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