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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) announces the seventh annual Night of Champions will be held on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom. This community celebration distinguishes local businesses that hire and retain differently-abled people, including those with Down syndrome, and recognizes the contributions made by these employees. Celebrity chef and author Jamie Deen will emcee the Night of Champions again this year. RSVP http://nightofchampions.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) To provide help with financial planning during a divorce, Coastal Divorce Advisors, LLC has opened in Savannah on 21 East York Street. A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at their new office, located at 21 East York Street, Savannah, GA 31401. The goal of the firm is to provide clients with the support and guidance they need to make intelligent, unemotional financial decisions as they navigate the divorce process. For more information, visit www.coastaldivorceadvisors.com

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates won the award for Architecture Interior at the 2016 Preservation Awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence in historic preservation. Awards are judge on quality of work, degree of difficulty and the positive impacts the project brings to the surrounding community. To view a complete list of the award recipients, visit  http://www.wtvm.com/story/31902583/2016-preservation-awards-winners-honored


(PARK PLACE OUTREACH – YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER) Park Place Outreach is a 12 bedroom home that doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. For more information, visit www.parkplaceyes.org/


(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE Savannah has been designated a Platinum chapter by the District Director, Art Slotkin. This recognition is client centered and given to the top performing SCORE chapters out of 300 nationally. In order to receive the recognition, the SCORE chapter must meet expected standards, exceed them and exceed the chapters’ prior years’ performance.


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.dewitttiltongroup.com. The site hosts a growing portfolio of work for the Savannah construction firm specializing in commercial construction. For more information, visit  http://carriagetradepr.com/dewitt-tilton-group-launches-website-showcasing-commercial-construction-projects

(SAVANNAH, GA) Area technology company marks 32nd anniversary: http://coastalcourier.com/section/12/article/80864/


(SAVANNAH, GA) The State of Small Business held at the Savannah Trade and Convention Center offered measurable benchmarks for the small business community in Savannah. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2016-05-04/summit-lauds-small-business-growth. WATCH THE FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/F-hP_5q0t50

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(Savannah, GA) What do we do when faced with strong emotion? In this workshop we will explore how to use principles of somatic psychology in the practice of yoga to process strong emotions as they arise. Yoga is a great place to explore this as it can stir up deep feelings, both light and dark, each one is an opportunity for healing. Join instructor Betsy Powers on Saturday May 21 at 2:00 for this workshop. $35/ $40 after May 15th. Full details at www.savannahyoga.com/workshops

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announced today its participation in Horizons Giving Day, a national effort on Thursday May 12 with a single goal: to raise $1 million to expand existing Horizons programs and bring Horizons to more communities and families nationwide. Horizons Savannah will engage in a competitive, yet friendly, race to raise funds online and in person with 51 Horizons affiliates nationwide. All funds raised here in Savannah will stay here in Savannah to support program growth. For more information, visit http://www.wtoc.com/clip/12410435/bounce-around-savannah-may-2-2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) DO YOU KNOW OF A NONPROFIT THAT NEEDS MONEY: May 17th 6:00PM @ Applebee’s (Southside) Join us 4 times a year for 1 hour to hear about 501(c)(3) local community organization that need our support. Each member donates $100. quarterly to charities voted on by the group. For more information: Linda Drake (912)-897-3936 or Facebook:100WomenWhoCareInSavannah


(SAVANNAH, GA) Metropolitan Savannah Rotary President Suzanne Kirk and Service Chair Jeanine Roach presented a $12,606.31 check to Forsyth Farmers’ Market volunteers, including Christopher Schell. Metro Rotary chose Forsyth Farmers’ Market’s Farm Truck 912 Program as their 2015-2016 annual service partner and this donation was a result of the club’s fundraising efforts throughout the year. https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/photos/a.464331993689840.1073741828.420415768081463/859780210811681/?type=3&theater


(SAVANNAH, GA) During May, The League of American Bicyclists encourages citizens to participate in National Bike Month. National Bike Month, established in 1956, is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and to help preserve your health and the environment. For more information visit: http://bicyclecampaign.org/events/category/national-bike-month-2016/


(SAVANNAH, GA) Georgia Trend Magazine featured Tyrone Holmes in the May issue. Holmes, a former Urban Hope student leader, credits Urban Hope for his full-ride scholarship to Morehouse College. Urban Hope is a local grass-roots, nonprofit organization that seeks to empower inner city children and better their lives in the community. Read the full article about Holmes in Georgia Trend Magazine at:  http://bit.ly/1SVkx3X


(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) The Bowen Law Group has offices in both Savannah and Atlanta, but they provide legal work throughout the United States in a wide range of practice areas. For more information, visit  www.thebowenlawgroup.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the third annual “Movement in the Park,” a health and wellness fair for all ages on Sunday, May 15, 20162:00P.M.-5:00P.M. in Forsyth Park. Participants can join in the “Dawning of a Miracle Mile” (a one mile walk/run), Zumba and all kinds of dances, health screenings, vendors, refreshments, fun and a whole lot more. Donation for this event is only $10.00 For more information, please visit:  http://www.dawnbakeronline.com/index.php?id=30


(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket has made a commitment to once again sell paper icons in all 64 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk. The paper icons will be sold from Wednesday, April 27 to Tuesday, May 31. For more information,  http://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-sets-100k-goal-years-leukemia-lymphoma-society-fundraiser/


(SAVANNAH,GA) Small business owners can easily see the allure of crowdfunding as an option to raise capital for operating expenses or special projects. Charles Bowen of The Bowen Law Group reveals the possible hidden pitfalls and new regulations starting May 16th. For more information visit: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2016-04-26/bowen-want-try-crowdfunding-know-dangers-first


(SAVANNAH, GA) Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Started by the American Academy of Dermatology, National Melanoma Skin Cancer Prevention Month is held in May. Melanoma Monday is an annual awareness day on the first Monday of May to kick off the month-long awareness campaign; in recognition, everyone is asked to wear orange. The goal of Melanoma Skin Cancer Prevention Month is to raise awareness about skin cancer, increasing the chances of early detection so treatments can be given early. For more information, visit  http://lcderm.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Photos from THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS 2016: http://beta.spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries?groupId=657254

$1000 GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Publix Super Markets Charities awarded Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter with a $1,000 grant in support of their community outreach efforts. The grant money will be used to continue to provide runaway, homeless and at-risk youth with the counseling and services they require. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannahs-youth-emergency-shelter-park-place-outreach-receives-1000-grant-publix-super-markets-charities/

(SAVANNAH, GA) What do we do when faced with strong emotion? In this workshop we will explore how to use principles of somatic psychology in the practice of yoga to process strong emotions as they arise. Yoga is a great place to explore this as it can stir up deep feelings, both light and dark, each one is an opportunity for healing. Join instructor Betsy Powers on Saturday May 21 at 2:00 for this workshop. $35/ $40 after May 15th. Full details at www.savannahyoga.com/workshops


(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, June 21, Ellen Blossman, Ph.D. will present, “Eat Well and Boost Your Energy With Phytochemicals” as the second of four lectures in the 2016 Encourage Health Education Series. The lecture will be hosted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway. A healthy lunch will be provided to attendees. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website, http://healthysavannah.org/event-signup-form-eat-well-and-boost-your-energy-with-phytochemicals/. For more information on this presentation or the enmarket Encourage Health Series, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Diabetes Association is hosting their largest fundraising event of the year – the 4th Annual Lawyers Guns & Money Sporting Clay Tournament. The event will start May 21 at 2 p.m. and be held at the Forest City Gun Club located at 9203 Ferguson Ave, Savannah, GA. The after party will begin at 6 p.m. and include BBQ, bourbon tasting, silent auction and live music by Connellis and The Train Wrecks Band. For more information, visit http://main.diabetes.org/site/Calendar?id=51315&view=Detail&utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=savannahkap2016&utm_campaign=EVENT&s_src=vanity&s_subsrc=savannahkap2016

MAY 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Vascular and Cardiac Institute will be hosting the 24th annual Kiss-a-Pig Gala Swine Actor’s Guild Awards. The event will take place Saturday, May 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Wilmington Island Club located at 501 Wilmington Island Rd. Tickets are $125 per person and $1250 for a table of 10. Ticket prices include open bar, delicious food, and live music by Nickel Bag of Funk. For more information and to order your ticket, visit https://donations.diabetes.org/site/Ticketing;jsessionid=8578117AF2BFE9DA206418374B454FB7.app216b?view=Tickets&id=51315


(SAVANNAH, GA) Join CCDS for another fun round of golf ON Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Oakridge Course at the Landings. It will benefit adults with developmental disabilities. Last year over $28,000, allowing Community Employment Services to serve a record number of people – people who are overcoming stereotypes and finding meaningful jobs in our community. Registration includes lunch, golf, dinner, prizes, awards, and a raffle full of incredible items that will suit any taste! For more information, visit the Golf Tournament Homepage or call (912) 644-7500. For more information, visit  http://www.ccds-sav.org/pages/ccds-2016-golf-tournament.php


(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross held the fourth annual Lori Dunham Gordon Memorial Blood Drive at the Savannah Mall on the lower level, near Center Court between the Stuff Store and GNC. According to The American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/american-red-cross-announces-fourth-annual-lori-dunham-gordon-memorial-blood-drive-2/


(SAVANNAH, GA) Leonardo is a 4 week old kitten living at Coastal Pet Rescue. He is an orange tabby and is housebroken and is good with children and other cats. To view Leonardo and other pets available for adoption, visit:  http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-c-070-leonardo/


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