(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 11, 2016

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CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OPENS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Andrew Dewitt and Chris Tilton are pleased to announce the opening of the Dewitt Tilton Group in Savannah, Ga. The commercial construction firm, located at 2807-A Roger Lacey Avenue, Savannah, Ga 31404, manages every aspect of a project, from pre-construction to the final walk through. For more information, visit CTPR: http://carriagetradepr.com/dewitt-tilton-group-a-commercial-construction-company-opens-in-savannah/

GOODWILL RIBBON CUTTING

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, January 14 at 9 a.m. Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will host a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting celebrating the of its retail store at McAlpin Square, 1900 East Victory Drive in Savannah. Goodwill host daily raffles, special donor discounts and shopper giveaways through Saturday, January 16Goodwillsavannah.org

ATTENTION NON PROFITS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket Stations invites area nonprofit organizations to participate in  the 2016 Encourage Health Series through a facebook contest, for a chance to win a $1000 grant.For more information about the contest and how to enter, please visit: http://carriagetradepr.com/nonprofit-organizations-invited-to-participate-in-enmarket-health-series-contest/

COPA!

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island announces “A Night at the Copa!” featuring the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra Band will held on Thursday, January 21 at the Plantation Ballroom, The Landings. Festivities start at 6 p.m. Caribbean night club attire suggested. Tickets are $125 per person. For reservations, call 335-8083 or 659-9358. Visit kiwanisofskidaway.com

WORKSHOP

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

NEW BOARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce the election of its 2016 Board of Directors.  http://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-georgia-announces-2016-board-of-directors/ 
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional five-month program designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal region.

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 11-14http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

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


LOCAL NON PROFITS RECEIVE $10K

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce the fuel and convenience store chain donated $10,000 to four area nonprofit organizations: COPE, Forsyth Farmer’s Market, Effingham County Navigator Team and Georgia Bikes!, in its 2015 Encourage Health Educational Series. The company, in conjunction with Healthy Savannah and other sponsors, matched proceeds from a series of four lectures along with money raised from four Enmark Dollar Days events to fund the grants. For more information visit http://carriagetradepr.com/?p=3509

CHUCK-A-PUCK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chuck-A-Puck is a new tradition during the Savannah Tire Hockey Classic. The object of the game is to throw a puck onto the ice from the stands and try to get your puck as close to the on-ice targets as possible. Contestants will have an opportunity to participate between the 2nd and 3rd periods of the 8:30 p.m. game on Friday, January 15 and the 8:30 p.m. game on Saturday, January 16. Volunteers are needed to help sell pucks during the games. Proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association’s Kiss-A-Pig campaign. For more information or to volunteer, contact the KAP campaign chair, Charles Bowen of The Bowen Law Group at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com. For more information, visit http://savannahhockeyclassic.com/schedule

SPACE

(MASHABLE) 6 Ways To Clear Out Space On Your Smart Phone
http://mashable.com/2015/12/24/how-to-clear-out-space-on-your-smartphone/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#MTtCA.jsD8qC

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

1 IN 830

(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

FOUR THINGS THAT MATTER MOST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Ira Byock, America’s leading palliative care physician, author and advocate for improving care through the end of life, will be in Savannah giving a talk Friday, Jan 22 at noon, called “Saying the Four Things that Matter Most” – RSVP:  www.HospiceSavannahHelps.org/annual-lecture-series

HUG YOUR HATERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, January 21 SCORE will be presenting a free webinar from 1:00pm to 2:00pm for small businesses. The subject of this webinar is “Hug Your Haters: How to Retain Customers by Embracing Complaints. ” To register and to learn more, visit: http://ow.ly/WBraM

TRADEMARK BOOK FOR SMALL BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH,GA) The Bowen Law Group announces the release of a brand new eBook, entitled “The Little Book of Trademark Law for Startups and Small Businesses.”  For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/savannah-corporate-lawyer-charles-bowen-releases-ebook-on-trademark-law-for-small-business-owners/

SMART LUNCH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The next Small Business Council SMART Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, January 12 beginning with networking at 11:30am in the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Pkwy., Savannah, GA. The subject this month will be “Business, Development, and Tourism Trends in the City of Savannah” presented by Julie McLean and Bridget Lidy. RSVP to Stephanie Boaen at 912-644-6458 or  SBoaen@SavannahChamber.com

HEALTH CARE PLANS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will be hosting an Accessible Affordable Healthcare workshop on January 14th, from 1-3pm, at their office located at 5105 Paulsen Street, Suite 143-B.  An Affordable Health Care Navigator will be speaking on how to choose between the various health care plans available for people with low incomes.  For more information, please call Shawana Bulloch at 912-395-5538 or visit www.lifecil.com.

MCDONALD’S

(SAVANNAH, GA) In conjunction with the grand opening of the Savannah area’s newest McDonald’s on Montgomery Cross Rd., the restaurant is hosting a “Finding Happiness Around Sandfly” scavenger hunt in 30 locations. For more information, visit https://mylocalmcds.com/1941-montgomery/

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BOARD MEETING

(LINKEDIN) Preparing for a board meeting is not as simple as one may think. A good board chair will consider aspects such as reaching out to directors to hear their opinions and evaluating their own leadership. To read more about preparing for a board meeting, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-good-chairs-prepare-board-meetings-johanne-bouchard

MARYLAND MIXER

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are from the Maryland area, please join us for an after-hours mixer on Friday, March 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The new group will be meeting at Castaways Bar and Grille, located at 7360 Skidaway Rd. in Sandfly, GA. RSVP with Marjorie Young at marjorie@carriagetradepr.com or 912-844-9990.

BOOK FESTIVAL

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

FRIENDS OF MUSIC

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Friends of Music (SFOM), is kicking off a harmonious 2016 with two Fundraising Parties a La Carte to support the American Traditions Competition and the Savannah VOICE Festival.  The American Traditions Competition invites guests to enjoy “An Evening of Song Celebrating the ATC and American Music” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at Daniel Cohen’s Isle of Hope home which consists of a cocktail reception and an impressive collection of vocal music performed by ATC artists including Gold Medal Winner of 2014 – Mikki Sodergren – accompanied by Justin Addington. The evening’s festivities will be limited to 30 guests, so anyone interested is encouraged to reserve a space soon. Tickets are $85 each, and cocktail attire is suggested. For more information please contact Lynne Davies at 912- 355-4252 or email davi3625@bellsouth

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

ISLE OF HOPE K8 SCHOOL SEEKING 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

BARK PARK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bryan County Bark Park’s 4th Annual Fundraiser welcomes Departure, a Journey tribute bank from Atlanta, performing their collection of classic 80s rock tunes live in Richmond Hill at The Richmond Hill City Center, Saturday, February 20th from 6:3011pm.  Tickets are available online and at the door ($60 per person) to include the Departure show, 2 drink tickets and dinner.  There will also be silent and live auctions.  Sponsorship packages are also available.  For more information and inquiries email bryan@bryancountybarkpark.com or call 912.268.ODOG (0364

SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS

(INC) 3 Biggest Social Media Trends to Know for 2016
http://www.inc.com/anna-hensel/what-to-watch-2016-social-media-trends.html

IP TELEPHONE SYSTEMS

(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/

WOOF

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces BB8, a male, black Staffordshire terrier who needs a forever home. BB8 was rescued on December 29 and is approximately 9 months old. He is good with dogs and children and is up to date on all shots. To view BB8 and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-d-391-bb8/

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