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(SAVANNAH, GA) The McDonald’s on Montgomery Cross Rd, the sixth location owned and operated by Nina Tracy Gompels (NTG) Enterprises, opened on Tuesday, November 24. Check out spotted photos from the grand opening celebration: http://beta.spotted.savannahnow.com/mediadetail/24422782?channel=25919&gId=650275



(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is now accepting speaking nominations for the 2016 Encourage Health Educational Series. This marks the third year for the health-focused series, which features speakers on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. For more information,visit http://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-and-healthy-savannah-accepting-applications-for-2016-encourage-health-series-speakers/



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bowen Law Group is pleased to announce that Stacy Weimer has joined the business law firm as office manager. Weimer will be responsible for maintaining and balancing the operating and trust bank accounts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and other various clerical functions. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/?p=3166



SAVANNAH, GA) HOLD THE DATE for THE 2016 STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM COUNTY on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Reports will be issued by 10 area experts that will have 3 minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to the Small Business Community in Savannah. The FREE conference will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center located at 1 International Drive. For more information call SCORE at (912) 652-4335


(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce that Alex Vasquez has joined the organization as Senior Director of Business Services. Vasquez previously served as Manager of Organizational Development at the Horizon Goodwill in Hagerstown, MD and as Vice President of Retail Operations at the Goodwill of South Central Virginia in Danville, VA. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/?p=3387


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees announce their annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party will be held on Saturday, December 19 at 7 p.m. on the third floor of Ampersand, located at 36 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10, which includes light hors d’oeuvres. If guests bring a donation for the toy-drive, the ticket price is $5. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/3396-2/



(SAVANNAH, GA) Tytan Pictures’ Jessica Thomas, the company’s Associate Creative Director, spoke at the Adobe Video World on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 in San Jose, CA. For more information, please visit: http://carriagetradepr.com/?p=3177



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) District announces that entrepreneur and technology expert Howard Morrison will speak on Thursday, January 21 at Woodville-Tomkins High School, in the 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 http://www.passport2excellence.com/



(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Book Festival announces 2016 Authors. Event is Feb 11-14, http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/



(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy your $25 wreath at the Savannah Mall during the annual Wreath Festival on December 16 through December 19. Proceeds benefit the Savannah Sankofa youth organization for boys, a nonprofit that works with at-risk, economically disadvantaged teens (ages 10-18). http://www.savannahmall.com/



(FORBES) Say Yes To All Those Holiday Parties-It Will Be Good For Your Career



(SCORE) Tune in to Score’s webinar “The Shared Economy: How To Capitalize in The Uber Era.,” on Thurs. December 10 from 1 to 2 pm est. Learn more and register: http://ow.ly/ViXUr



(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology is holding a holiday donation drive through Monday, December 21, in an effort to collect much needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. Items can be dropped off Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Low Country Dermatology office, located at 310 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 12A. For more information, visit, http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fcarriagetradepr.com%2F%3Fp%3D3095&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNGTrPekZMGDniBo8JgfKazUVleryA



(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



(SAVANNAH, GA) The delightful new Savannah Guidebook by Cherokee Publishing Co. is now in stores. Written by Polly Cooper and Laura Lawton, both Savannah ladies, it features local artists and photographers. The foreword is by Ted Turner, who grew up here, and is dedicated to the late Emmeline Cooper, one of Savannah’s most beloved citizens. It contains the only African American driving tour in print, and takes the reader to Tybee, and all down the coast. It is the most comprehensive guide for shopping and entertainment and retails for just $16. The book is available all over Savannah in bookstores, house museums, gift shops, visitor center and Barnes & Noble. You may also order by calling 912-308-0063.



(SAVANNAH, GA) Funding opportunities available for Leadership Southeast GA. Tax Deductible.  Visibility coverage in 10 counties: Screven, Bulloch, Effingham, Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden. Title sponsor at $15,000. Other opportunities starting at 1K. visit www.lsega.com or contact Jeff Notrica, Lee Beckmann or Ruel Joyner.



(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Homer, an 8 year old male retriever who needs a home. Homer is great with other dogs and doesn’t require a lot of exercise. To view Homer and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-d-219-homer/



(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall unveils “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, on Saturday, November 14. A motorcycle brigade will bring in exhibit to be displayed on the upper level of the mall, next to Payless Shoes. 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    https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/savannah-mall-to-unveil-50-foot-traveling-exhibit-commemorating-fallen-soldiers/



(SAVANNAH, GA) Accepting donations now through Dec. 13, the Carousel in the Savannah Mall is having a coat/blanket drive for the homeless population in the Greater Savannah area. Any new or used coats or blankets are greatly appreciated. If you have questions please contact Tim Blair at (912) 447-3141 or tblair@fun-brands.com.



(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros is looking to expand their team. If you, or someone you know, is experienced in installing and maintaining digital and IP telephone systems (primarily Toshiba systems), submit your resume today. To apply go to http://speros.com/job/telephone-technician/



(SAVANNAH, GA) Emergent Savannah presents “Speaking of Savannah,” Dec 14 at 7 pm at the Sentient Bean. For more information visit http://emergentsavannah.org



(SCORE) Tune in to Score’s webinar “How to Get Discovered Online With or Without a Website,” on Tues. December 8 from 1 to 2 pm est. Learn more and register: http://ow.ly/ViXSr


(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates has been selected as the architectural firm for the highly anticipated new restaurant, Atlantic. http://www.ccr-mag.com/gas-station-transformed-into-new-casual-dining-spot/


(ENTREPRENEUR )11 Marketing Tools Worth Trying in 2016



(LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES) Live Oak Public Libraries card holders can now stream or download movies, television shows, audiobooks, and e-books. All are available for mobile and online access through hoopla digital – all you need is your library card! hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience. There’s also no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, audiobooks or e-books. And hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees. To access the system on your mobile device, you will need to first download the FREE hoopla digital app from the App Store on your Android or IOS device. Links to these are at hoopla digital. You can download movies, TV shows and audiobooks to your device to enjoy anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.liveoakpl.org/


(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that actors such as Chris Burke, who played Corky in Life Goes On, and Lauren Potter, who plays Becky Jackson on Glee, have Down syndrome? These 2 actors have never let Down syndrome get in the way of their dreams and truly underscore the abilities of people with Down syndrome. For more information, visit http://www.globaldownsyndrome.org/about-down-syndrome/facts-about-down-syndrome/



(INC) 11 Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Day: http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/11-affirmations-successful-people-repeat-every-day.html



(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter recently received $2,000 in grant funding from the Morgan Stanley Foundation. This funding will be utilized for its twelve bed emergency shelter for young people ages 11 to 17, located at 514 East Henry Street. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-receives-grant-from-morgan-stanley-foundation/



(GOOGLE CALENDAR) Supercharge Google Calendar: 30 Tips, Tricks, Hacks and Add-Ons: https://zapier.com/blog/google-calendar-tips/


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