(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 25, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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NEW CLASS SELECTED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia Announces selects class of 2016: http://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-announces-2016-class/

AUTISM CONFERENCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Feb 11-12 The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism (MRCA)  will host the 2016 Autism Conference in Savannah that will feature keynote speaker Dr. Temple Grandin.  Her lecture free and open to the general public. For more information visit www.matthewreardon.org
CELEBRATION OF LOVE

(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

REPUTATION

(INC) 8 Phrases That Will Instantly Boost Your Reputation at Work: http://www.inc.com/the-muse/8-phrases-that-will-make-you-more-likable-at-work.html

HANDBOOK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), which celebrates the idea that all children have different abilities, is pleased to announce a new handbook is now available to help parents learn about education assistance resources for their children through the Disabilities Education Act, as well as practical tips for navigating through the process of obtaining services. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/the-american-health-lawyers-association-releases-handbook-for-parents-on-the-disabilities-education-act/

ART RECEPTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is warmly invited to meet acclaimed painter Rebecca Kahrs and eleven of her students during their opening artists’ reception on Thursday, February 4, 2016  from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. The show will hang through March 31, 2016 and, as always, a portion of sales will benefit the Daily Impact Fund, providing extra patient services not covered by Medicare or insurances. For more information, contact: Beth Logan, Director of Marketing, at 912.355.2289 or 912.351.9586

THINK BIG

(INC) Why You Should Think Big When It Comes to Networking: http://www.inc.com/molly-reynolds/why-you-should-think-big-when-it-comes-to-networking.html

VOTE

(SAVANNAH, GA) ONE WEEK LEFT TO VOTE! 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/

OCEAN FILM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary presents the “Wonders of the Ocean,” awe-inspiring ocean films that will mesmerize viewers at the Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival, January 29-30 in Historic Savannah.  Big-screen 3D movies open the festival, which also includes Guy Harvey shows that tantalize fishermen and a selection of healing and adrenaline-pumping films to honor military veterans. One of America’s premier whale rescuers, Ed Lyman, will speak about his work, and on the final night, award-winning cinematographers will tell stories of their underwater adventures. For movie lovers of all ages, emerging filmmakers will be recognized, and a fun and educational children’s film will delight young viewers! For the complete schedule and to reserve seats: graysreef.noaa.gov/news/features/2016/film_festival_2016

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

(ENTREPRENUER) How to Run a Virtual Meeting That Gets Results http://entm.ag/1IWgCm2

NEW BOOK ON TRADEMARK LAW

(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen, of The Bowen Law Group, speaks with Jody Chapin and Tim Guidera about the brand new eBook, entitled “The Little Book of Trademark Law for Startups and Small Businesses: http://www.wtoc.com/clip/12155398/ebook-on-trademark-law

BE THE CHANGE

(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.

CHOCOLATIER

(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

10 APPS FOR ORGANIZATION

(INC) 10 Apps to Keep You More Organized and Productive http://bit.ly/1JP3DCU

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 CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

(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/

5K FOR LOWCOUNTY DOWN SYNDROME

(SAVANNAH, GA) SAVE THE DATE: The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to be the charity partner of the 3rd annual Kilt and Kolor Run on Saturday, March 19 along the Hutchinson Island race track. The non-profit organization has been selected to be the beneficiary of the 5K race and is assisting with coordination of the event. For more information or to participate in the 5K race as a sponsor or volunteer, please contact Kim Watson, kgamble@hotmail.com. To register for the race or to donate online, visit http://savannahraces.com

CONTENT CALENDAR

(HOOTSUITE) 5 reasons why a content calendar is so important to your social media strategy: http://ow.ly/XkT79

GOLD

(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

MEET INDIA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue presents India, an 8-10 month old Shepard mix who is house broken and great with dogs and children. India is approximately 9 months old. To view India or any other dogs and cats available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-d-341-india/

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 17 and 18 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 www.Skidawayrotary.org

MARKETING

(MASSIVE MARKETING) 6 Ways to Market Your Small Business for Less Than $100 http://entm.ag/1K8DzgQ

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

MARKETING 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.

NEW SITE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros launches: Downs Heating & Air Conditioning site. Check it out: http://downshvac.com

GET MARRIED

(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

JOB FAIR

(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

AVOID

(SOCIAL MEDIA) Top 5 Facebook Marketing Mistakes You Need To Avoid https://www.mhb.io/e/k4nc/5r

NINA GOMPELS

(SAVANNAH, GA) BiS profile: Nina Gompels, McDonald’s restaurants: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2016-01-18/bis-profile-nina-gompels-mcdonalds-restaurants

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

LEADERSHIP TEAM

(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/

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/
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