(SAVANNAH, GA) OMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 25, 2016

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GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL

(SAVANNAH, GA):  The Savannah Chatham Board of Education Board of Public Education is holding a Ground Breaking Ceremony on  Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM to celebrate the start of construction for the new Spencer Elementary School, 100 Bouhan Street, Savannah, GA 31404. For more information call: (912) 395- 5538 or visit www. sccpss.com

GOODWILL JOB FAIR

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill Employment Solutions hosted a Job Fair Extravaganza on Wednesday, July 20 in the hopes of filling 100 job openings. Attendees had the opportunity to submit resumes and learn about opportunities at multiple businesses, such as Chatham County Board of Education and Chipotle. Watch the full story here: http://www.wtoc.com/story/32486080/goodwill-hosting-job-fair-extravaganza-in-savannah

PHOTOS FROM CAMP BUDDY 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) hosted their eighth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Chatham County. The goal of Camp Buddy is to promote retention of information by offering programs to prepare children for the upcoming school year. Visit http://savannahnow.com/slideshow/2016-07-18/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-camp-buddy-chatham-2016#slide-1


WRONGFUL TERMINATION IN GA

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Charles Bowen with The Bowen Law Group gives advice on what constitutes wrongful termination in the state of Georgia.  In Georgia, as with most of the other states, all types of employment are considered “at-will.” This means that an employer can generally terminate an employee for any or no reason. For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/what-constitutes-wrongful-termination-in-the-state-of-georgia

SAVANNAH BRIDGE RUN

(ENMARKET) The enmarket 2016 Savannah Bridge Run will be on Saturday, December 3. Register now at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-enmarket-savannah-bridge-run-registration-19641708880

PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER RECEIVES $5,000 GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is the recipient of a $5,000 grant award from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to be used for operational and program expenses. The Shelter, located at 514 East Henry Street, is open 24 hours a day and offers a safe and loving environment to homeless, abused and runaway teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17. For more information, please visit: http://carriagetradepr.com/park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-receives-5000-grant/

PARTNERSHIP HIGHLIGHTED BY TONY ROBBINS

(HOWARD FINANCIAL GROUP) The Howard Financial Group partners with Advisors Excel, a financial organization that works with the top 1% of independent advisors nationwide. Advisors Excel was recently highlighted in “Money; Master The Game: 7 Simple Steps To Financial Freedom” by Tony Robbins. Find out more; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsJ5h56CePQ.

For more on Howard Financial Group, visit www.howardfinancialgroup.com

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

(SAVANNAH, GA): Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals across 10 counties, is calling for nominations for the 2017 course. The deadline to nominate is Monday, August 15. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni, leaders in the region or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible for consideration. Nominations can be made on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website https:www.lsega.com

OVERCOME THE CHALLENGE

(INC.) 5 Steps to Overcome Any Business Challenge. http://www.inc.com/angelina-zimmerman/business-is-all-about-survival-of-the-fittest.html

HOLD THE DATE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Community Intercessors, a group of Savannah churches, will hold a community event, “Savannah United in Prayer,” on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Band Shell in Forsyth Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The public, along with several Savannah-area churches and community members, is invited to gather for a time of group reflection and prayer. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1855342024693045/

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN SAVANNAH  

(SAVANNAH, GA) The world’s largest leadership conference, presented by SCORE, will be held September 16, 2016 at the Coastal Georgia Center. For more information, visit http://LeadercastSavannah.com

MINIMIZE DIVORCE COSTS

(COASTAL DIVORCE ADVISORS) The average cost of a contested divorce is between $15,000 and $30,000. Here are 5 ways to minimize divorce costs: https://www.facebook.com/CoastalDivorceAdvisors/?fref=ts

DATE NIGHT AUCTION FOR CHARITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees announce the third annual Charity Date Night Auction will be held on Thursday, August 4 at 7 p.m. at the Club One-“Showroom,” located at 1 N Jefferson St, Savannah, GA 31401. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased at the Savannah Jaycees website at savannahjaycees.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. The event details are listed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/303978523276199/

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION TIPS

(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) There are many ways to deal with a commercial construction project. One tip the Dewitt Tilton Group offers is to find general contractors that specialize in what you need. It is important to pick the right contractor for the right job to keep a project moving and to ensure its long-term success. For more tips and information, visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

TRICKS OF THE TRADE

(INC) 10 Incredible Gmail Hacks to Make You A Power User
http://www.inc.com/larry-kim/10-incredible-gmail-hacks-to-make-you-a-power-user.html

“YOUR STORY MATTERS”

(SAVANNAH-SARASOTA) The 21-day HOPE Walk will kick off with a HOPE rally at First African Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 on August 14th. The actual 21 day journey begins at sunrise on Isle of Hope on Monday morning, August 15th. Emra Smith from the International School of Story will walk from Savannah, GA to Sarasota, FL, walking approximately 6-10 miles a day. Media and Time Management Consultant, Kathy will travel along. For more info www.InternationalSchoolOfStory.org

BEST OF SAVANNAH PARTY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Magazine presents the “Best of Savannah” party, themed “Havannah Nights”, to be on Thursday, September 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive. Get tickets at: www.bestofsavannah2016.eventbrite.com

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES EBOOK FOR SAVANNAH ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance is pleased to announce it will launch an eBook on the film industry in Savannah on Wednesday, August 3.  The publication is intended to provide filmmakers with the information and resources they need to know in considering the Savannah area as a location for a feature film.  For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-film-alliance-publishes-ebook-boost-entertainment-industry-savannah/

FAILING FORWARD

(MASHABLE) How To Fail Forward in Business
http://mashable.com/2016/07/14/fail-forward/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#hAPsTYUC2PqH

HOW BUILDINGS AFFECT YOUR MISSION TO A HEALTHY LIFE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Denise Grabowski, will present her lecture, “10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to Healthy Life” at the third of four lectures in the 2016 Encourage Health Education Series. The lecture will be hosted at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah on Tuesday, August 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the lecture click here: http://healthysavannah.org/event-signup-form-10-ways-buildings-affect-your-mission-to-healthy-life/

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES AND WORDS OF WISDOM SPEAKER SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Each Wednesday in July, Savannah Business Owners will present their business story. Every entrepreneur encounters struggles and likely changes the direction of their company on the startup journey. The goal of the series is for the founders to share these instances, while providing insight and encouragement to other entrepreneurs at the Creators’ Foundry (415 Boundary Street). This event is free and open to the public, 9-10a. Sign up here:
http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

GOLF OUTING BENEFITING HOSPICE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The  13th Annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting Hospice Savannah is on  Saturday, August 13 at The Club at Savannah Harbor at 9 a.m. Players and sponsorships are being recruited now. Players may register at www.RobbieGolf.com or call Kevin Ainsworth, 912.655.1933; or Steve Proper, 912.660.8046.

UNFORESEEN CHALLENGES

(FORBES) 8 Entrepreneur Challenges Founders Don’t Anticipate
http://www.forbes.com/sites/martinzwilling/2016/07/18/8-entrepreneur-challenges-founders-dont-anticipate/#5b7521685679

FREE FOOD AND TOILETRIES

(POOLER, GA) There will be free food and toiletries each Wednesday of the month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pooler Church. For more information, call Sarahlyn U. Argrow at 912-659-0241

CELEBRATE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

(Savannah, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. invites everyone to celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Friday, July 22, from 11-1 at Lake Mayer. There will be adaptive sports demonstrations, food, and fun.  For additional information, contact Megan Latter at mlatter@lifecil.com or visit www.lifecil.com

PUBLIX GRANT TO LOCAL BOYSCOUT COUNCIL

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, the Coastal Georgia Council was presented with a $6,000 grant on behalf of Publix Super Market Charities.  Steve Walker, Regional Director for Publix Super Market’s Jacksonville Division and Jay Wilcox, District Manager for Publix Super Markets in Savannah presented the check to Nikki Bing, District Executive for the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America to benefit their Learning for Life and Exploring career and character education programs. For more information: http://www.coastalgeorgiabsa.org/

MIDNIGHT KISSES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Midnight is a one year old, black cat who loves to be petted and loved on and will occasionally give kisses, but is not fond of being held. She can, however, be bribed with toys, treats and catnip. She would love a home with a window where she can soak up the rays. For more information on Midnight, visit he at http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-069-midnight/

$8 MILLION DOLLAR CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER RIBBON CUTTING

(SAVANNAH, GA) One of the largest child development centers in Georgia, the Angel Learning Center, held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new 22,000 sqft facility at 178 Basswood Drive, Savannah, GA 31407. Mayor Eddie DeLoach and Mayor Mike Lamb attended the ceremony.  The Angel Learning Center offers programs for infants (6-weeks-old) to pre-k children year-round and variety of diverse and stimulating enrichment programs for after-school students (up to 18-years-old). For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/angel-learning-center-held-ribbon-cutting-grand-opening-celebration-8-million-dollar-early-childhood-education-facility-savannahpooler-area/

NEW ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY

(FELDER & ASSOCIATES) New 3D visualization technology brings buildings to life in virtual reality, reducing costly mistakes in design and construction. Read the article here: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2016-07-08/architects-going-3d-clients-builders?

NEW ROTARY CLUB PRESIDENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah names Camille Russo, Chief Financial Officer at Alta Innovations, as new President for 2016. The Rotary gavel was passed down to Russo from outgoing president, Rick Monroe, owner of Monroe Marketing. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/rotary-club-savannah-names-incoming-2016-president-board-members/

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