(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 14, 2015

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall is pleased to welcome performers from the Sankofa Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 19 at 3 p.m.  The one time holiday performance, ‘Let There Be Peace on Earth’, is free and open to the public.  The performance takes place at Savannah Mall’s upper level in Dillard’s Court.  At the event, donations may be made with proceeds benefiting Toys for Tots and the Sankofa Center Wish List. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/?p=3506

TRAILS

(ENMARKET) Tired of running on the treadmill? Get outside and run some trails. Check out the hashtag #trailrunning for motivation, and trails.com to find trails in your area. For more tips on how to lead a healthy life, visit facebook.com/enmarkstations

STACY WEIMER

(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

8 RULES

(INC.COM) 8 Rules You Must Know When Starting Your Business on a Budget: http://bit.ly/1RVLGCl

1 IN 830 NEWBORNS

(SAVANNAH, GA) How common is Down syndrome? Down syndrome occurs in about 1 in 830 newborns. An estimated 250,000 people in the United States have this condition. For more information, visit http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/down-syndrome#inheritance

CHERYL LAWRENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bowen Law Group is pleased to announce the addition of Cheryl Lawrence to their Savannah legal team. As a legal assistant, Lawrence provides support on a variety of case files, including legal research, drafting, and trial preparation. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-law-firm-the-bowen-law-group-adds-legal-assistant/

OFFICE PARTY

(MASHABLE) How To Survive Your Office Party Using Apps
http://mashable.com/2015/12/10/office-party-apps/?utm_cid=hp-hh-pri#.Vn4QMru2GqW

BOSS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s SCORE is offering FREE webinars for small businesses. On Thursday, December 17th from 1 to 2 pm, the webinar will feature, “How To Become Your Own Boss.” Learn more and register: http://ow.ly/ViXWm

WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) WORKSHOP: Empowering You to Communicate Effectively http://carriagetradepr.com/3512-2/

NEW HIRE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce that Néstor Torres has been promoted to Senior Director of Manufacturing. Torres joined Goodwill as Director of Donated Goods in June having previously served as Director of Logistics for Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia in Richmond, VA. For more information, visit http://wp.me/pbgAS-2mQ

NEW HIRE AT GOODWILL

(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://wp.me/pbgAS-2my

MOTIVATION

(INC.COM) 8 Bad Habits that Kill Motivation: bit.ly/1RVRqw0

MAY 4, 2016

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

HOWARD MORRISON SPEAKING JAN 21

(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. His company just made Oprah’s List! http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2015-11-09/verdant-kitchen-makes-oprahs-list 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/.

2016 AUTHORS

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

$25

(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).

FORBES

(FORBES.COM) Need ways to improve your relationship with your boss? http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathryndill/2015/10/18/5-things-you-can-do-to-improve-your-relationship-with-your-boss-and-your-next-boss-2/

HOLIDAY DRIVE

(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://wp.me/pbgAS-2lK

MARITIME

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Maritime Community Leaders Ben Goldberg, JIT Warehousing and Logistics; Larry Hearn, Savannah River Logistics and Billy Robinson, Port City Logistics, presented a $1,000 donation to Executive Director, Bill Sorochak, staff and board members at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire on Monday, November 23. For more information, please visit: http://carriagetradepr.com/?p=3114

TACKY

(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/

BALANCE

(INC.COM) List of 25 jobs that give work/life balance: buff.ly/1LEflLW

SANDFLY WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The next Sandfly Women Business Owners’ Coalition Meeting will on Thursday, January 14. The group plans on meeting at the Savannah Power Yoga studio at 7 a.m. and then walking over to the Second Harvest Bread Company for business discussions after the yoga session. Please RSVP to Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

SCHOOL LOOKING FOR BUSINESS PARTNERS

(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) Attention Sandfly Business owners, The Isle of Hope K8 School would like you to participate in a Parent Resource Center Open House on January 12, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Media Center. The school would like to promote the Sandfly businesses and build partnerships with them. For more info contact Amber Crump the Parent Involvement Facilitator, Isle of Hope K8 School at 912-395-6554 or amber.crump@sccpss.com

DID YOU KNOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) DID YOU KNOW: Franklin Square was laid out in 1790. Originally it was called Water Tank Square because the city’s water supply was stored in a huge tank there. Later the square was renamed Franklin Square after Benjamin Franklin, agent for the colony in London. Mr. Franklin sent seeds of the Chinese tallow tree to Noble Jones in Georgia, with a note saying he hoped they’d flourish. Indeed, they did. It grows wild with leaves like Chinese lanterns and “popcorn” seedpods. A new Savannah Guidebook written by Polly Cooper and Laura Lawton is now in stores. 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.

SOCIALLY AWKWARD

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 7 Easy Ways To Stop Being Socially Awkward
http://mashable.com/2015/12/10/office-party-apps/?utm_cid=hp-hh-pri#.Vn4QMru2GqW

LOOKING FOR TITLE SPONSOR

(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.

NEW OFFICERS AT HSF

(SAVANNAH, GA) Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF), a nonprofit historic preservation organization, recently announced the appointment of new officers and trustees, each of whom were selected for their leadership roles within the community.  Elected were: Chairman: Jeffrey S. Eley; Vice Chair: Brian Felder, Felder & Associates, LLC; Secretary: Sarah Lamar; Treasurer: Susan Clifford; and Parliamentarian: Gregori S. Anderson. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2015-12-05/newsmakers

JOB OPENING

(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/

RELATIONSHIP

(INC.COM) Grow your career by having this one key relationship: bit.ly/1RVJQ4x

SPEAKING OF SAVANNAH

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

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.

SEEKING SPEAKING NOMINATIONS

(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/

UNION MISSION

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, Union Mission will host a holiday feast to share a meal as well as items such as socks, blankets, and coats with the homeless and hungry of Savannah. The Christmas Day meal will be served at Union Mission’s Grace House, located on 120 Fahm Street. The meal will be provided at no cost and will be served between 12:00pm and 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome. To help Union Mission serve the homeless and hungry of Savannah, donate online at www.unionmission.org or call (912) 236-7423.

NAMING YOUR BRAND

(INC) How To Come Up With The Best Name For Your Brand
http://www.inc.com/neil-patel/how-to-come-up-with-the-best-name-for-your-brand.html

TODAY!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Support the Truman Linear Park Trail! There’s still time to review the project details and make comments. Information on the project is now available at: http://engineering.chathamcounty.org/Home/mc_cid/a7590d78ed/mc_eid/5befedd6e8  The simplest way to submit comments is via email, projectcomments@dot.ga.gov . Please make sure the subject line references PI 0007631. Also, please include your full name and home address in the email. Comments must be made to the to the Georgia Department of Transportation by Monday, Dec. 14.

TREE LIGHTING ON ISLE OF HOPE

(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) COME CELEBRATE IOH Christmas. There will be a tree lighting, food to eat, and a chance to enjoy the community.  There is a “decorate your golf cart in the holiday spirit” contest; register to be voted ‘most decorative’ in support of the new playground. This event will be at the Isle of Hope park on Thursday, December 17 from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact Wendy Lanier for more info at 912- 660-4419

MEOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) BLACK AND WHITE KITTY needs a name and home: Humane Society: http://www.petango.com/webservices/adoptablesearch/wsAdoptableAnimalDetails.aspx?id=29754135&css=http://www.humanesocietysav.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/hsgs.css&PopUp=true

Enjoy the holidays  – we will see you January 4, 2016! – Marjorie

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