(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 18, 2015

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CELEBRATION OF LOVE FEB 5
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter announces plans for their Celebration of Love event, an evening of jazz, auctions, dinner and entertainment, taking place Friday, February 5 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Plantation Club of The Landings. For more information, to purchase tickets or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call 912.234.4048 or visit parkplaceyes.org


JIM MCCLAIN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF GAGWP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Jim McClain, McClain Shallow Wells located in Savannah, Ga, was recently elected the 2015-2017 President of the Georgia Association of Groundwater Professionals (GAGWP), a statewide nonprofit association based in Atlanta, Ga. representing well drilling contractors around the state.  McClain served as GAGwP’s statewide Vice President and has served on the Board of Directors for a number of years.  Visit http://carriagetradepr.com/georgia-association-of-groundwater-professionals-names-mcclain-shallow-wells-owner-jim-mcclain-president/


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/. 

CALLING 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/
FEDERAL CONTRACTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a webinar on Wednesday, January 20: How to Access the WOSB Federal Contract Program Repository. This FREE 45 minute SBA webinar will provide you with the instructions on how to register in the General Login Systems (GLS) and how to upload documents into the repository for the Women Owned Small Business Certification Program. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-how-to-access-the-wosb-federal-contract-program-repository-tickets-19930541787

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) “Be The Change” Townhall Forum on disparity and population health will be on Saturday, February 13 at 4:00pm. The guest speaker will be Thomas LaVeist, director at Johns Hopkins Center for Disparity Solutions. The forum will be held at Ashbury United Methodist Church, 1008 East Henry Street, Savannah. RSVP by February 1 to paula@healthysavannah.org.

GARDEN CLUB

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trustees’ Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of America and The Garden Club of Georgia, invites the public to hear Dr. Diane Lewis speak about “The Great Healthy Yard Project,” Wednesday, January 20, 10:30 a.m., Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah, GA. There is no charge for this event. For more information, please contact Mary Meade Sipple, 912.667.4824 or mmsip@bellsouth.net

RESHAPE YOUR BUSINESS

(MASHABLE) 3 Ways to Reshape Your Business in 2016
http://mashable.com/2016/01/06/2016-business-tips-brandspeak/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#KjbeUFTO2ZqB

NATIONAL LIST
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s only artisan chocolatier was named Top Ten Chocolatier of North America by Dessert Professional Magazine in the January 2016 issue. Chocolat by Adam Turoni, was founded in Savannah, GA in 2010 by CIA (Culinary Institute of America, New York) graduate, Adam Turoni. Turoni moved to Savannah, GA in 2009 and started his eponymous Chocolate business in 2010. The first-ever Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America industry and media event will be held on Wednesday, January 27 at The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City. For additional information/interviews contact: Alexandra Trujillo de Taylor, VP – Chocolat by Adam Turoni (912-660-4445) chocolatat@ymail.com www.chocolatat.com
DR EROLA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kelly Erola, MD, FAAHPM, the Chief Medical Officer for Hospice Savannah, Inc. and The Steward Center for Palliative Care has been named the 2016 chair of the Georgia Medical Society. In addition to this appointment, Dr. Erola serves as chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Memorial Health University Medical Center; chairs the Palliative Care Working Group of the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium; and is chair of the Chatham County Board of Health. http://www.hospicesavannah.org/

NEW VP AT HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Foundation welcomes Kimberly Stangle as its new Vice President. Kim has over 20 years of experience in various senior leader positions with Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater, Florida. She is responsible for all fundraising activities vital to Hospice Savannah’s mission of providing our community the best services and resources on living with a life-limiting illness, dying, death, grief and loss.

http://www.hospicesavannah.org/

LOVE WALK
(SAVANNAH, GA) Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. announces Love Walk on Saturday, February 13. The 3.6K walk kicks off at 9:00 am at Wesley (1601 Drayton Street, Savannah). The event will have rallies, door prizes, silent auction, entertainment, and fellowship. Funds raised support programs that directly impact homeless and low income women, children, and families. “It’s a Love Thang!” For more information: (912) 236-4226, www.wesleyctrs-savh.org
NEW BOARD 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce the election of its 2016 Board of Directors. Ruel Joyner will serve as president, Leigh Acevedo as vice president, Sherrie Struble as treasurer and Royce Proctor as secretary. 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. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-georgia-announces-2016-board-of-directors/ (www.LSEGA.com).

DEWITT TILTON GROUP

(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/

GETTING YOUR BUSINESS OFF THE GROUND

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE presents “Getting Your Business off the Ground,” presented by five of Savannah SCORE’s senior business mentors. The Business Launchpad will provide participants with essential, practical information on how to start and operate a successful business. The seminar will be on Saturday, January 30 from 9:00am to 3:30pm at the SBA and SCORE office, 111 East Liberty St., Savannah, GA. Class sizes are limited. To learn more and to register, call (912)-652-4335.

DAVENPORT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House Museum will present Potable Gold: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition on Friday and Saturday evenings at 5:30pm in February. For more information, visit www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org

FAKE IT

(INC) How To Really ‘Fake It ‘Til You Make It’
http://www.inc.com/robin-camarote/how-to-really-fake-it-til-you-make-it.html

RISING STARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Rising Stars to be Honored: see list. http://carriagetradepr.com/3594-2/
NEW BOARD FOR PARK PLACE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter announces their 2016 leadership team for the non-profit organization. The Savannah shelter, located at 514 East Henry Street, provides runaway and homeless teens a safe place to go 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/9205/
10 THINGS TO CONSIDER 
(SAVANNAH, GA) What do you see when you walk by someone on the street with Down syndrome? 10 things to consider with Down syndrome, By Candy Bogardus: http://savannahnow.com/accent/2016-01-11/10-things-consider-down-syndrome
WHAT A VIEW
(FELDER & ASSOCIATES) The Levy Residence taking shape on Tybee Island. How is that for a view? https://www.facebook.com/Felder-Associates-122771951233810/?fref=ts
COUPON
(SAVANNAH, GA) Receive a coupon when you donate at Goodwill’s NEW McAlpin store: http://www.wtvm.com/story/30966172/goodwill-at-mcalphin-square-celebrates-expansion-with-ribbon-cutting
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
SAVANNAH THEATRE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Skidaway Island announces “The Best of the Savannah Theatre at Plantation” will held on Wednesday and Thursday, February 17th and 18th at the Plantation Ballroom, The Landings. Festivities (including a light meal) start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. For reservations, call Darrel at 912-484-1912. Visit Skidawayrotary.org
LEGACY BALL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force presents “The Legacy Ball: 20 Years in the Making” on Saturday, May 14. To purchase tickets or a table of 10, or for more information about sponsorship opportunities contact Meghan Lowe, Director of Development: 912.988.1847 or mlowe@mightyeighth.org
7 TOXIC MONEY HABITS
(SAVANNAH, GA) 7 Toxic Money Habits You Should Quit
TELLURIDE MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour in Savannah will take place January 20-23, 2016 throughout downtown historic Savannah, screening over 30 films throughout the three-day festival. The festival will kick off on Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Trustees Theater with the local premiere of Racing Extinction, a recent film by Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos. For more information about festival events and tickets, visit www.mountainfilmsav.org.
BOOT CAMP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Thursday, February 11, 8:30AM3:30PM University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, Digital Marketing Boot Camp, Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd., Room 7126, Savannah, GA 31405, $49 (includes lunch), Designed specifically for small business owners who want to increase profits and gain customers. The program includes break-out sessions that cover marketing tactics you can use today as well as help in developing a strategy to harness the power of digital marketing. To register and see full course desctiption: www.georgiasbdc.org/digital for more information contact Liz Overstreet, (912) 651-3200 loverstreet@georgiasdc.org
STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS
(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
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.
ATTORNEY CHARLES BOWEN NAMED ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
(SAVANNAH, GA) BiS Business advocate of the year: Charles Bowen, http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2015-12-26/bis-business-advocate-year-charles-bowen
NEW WEBSITE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros launches: Downs Heating & Air Conditioning site. Check it out: http://downshvac.com
KINGFISHER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kingfisher Pond Discovery Center Project has raised is $66246. Their goal is $350000. For more information http://www.coastalrefuges.org/
MARRIAGE
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Sunday, February 14 from 6 to 8 pm an officiant will marry couples every ten minutes in the garden of the Davenport House Museum. For more information, visit www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org
INTERNSHIPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah State University’s SRPI is hosting a Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday, February 17. Recruiters can interview potential employees or interns from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Adams Hall on campus. There is no charge to recruit. Savannah State University offers a concentration in public relations and advertising as an option for students who are enrolled in the bachelor of arts mass communications degree program.
If someone is interested in participating, they should contact the job fair coordinator, LaBarbara “Bobbi” Bowman at 703.341.7776, or email:bobbibowman17@gmail.com
STEM
(SAVANNAH, GA) STEM Academy at Bartlett Named Top Middle School STEM Program in the Nation:
LAUNCH PAD
(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE presents LAUNCH PAD, starting Jan 30. To apply for this seminar – please fill out the questionnaire found at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C97ZTNL
MEET RITA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Rita is a 7 week old kitten whose home is currently at Coastal Pet Rescue. Rita is great with other cats and housebroken. If you are interested in Rita or other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-c-008-rita/
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

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