(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 8, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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HOW TO USE POKEMON TO MARKET YOUR BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah businesses use Pokémon to get attention; entrepreneurs invest in the game to convert the curious to customers. Read more at http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2016-07-30/local-businesses-use-pokemon-get-attention

ENMARKET INTRODUCES NEW VP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce that Paul Moody has joined the Savannah-based company of convenience stores as Vice President. Moody will provide oversight of store operations and lead the branding change already in progress at enmarket’s 61 locations in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-appoints-new-vice-president/

CUTTING COSTS BY RENTING I.T. EQUIPMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher, COO of Speros, shares insight on how renting equipment can save costs for many businesses. Renting this equipment can save on taxes, ensures up to date equipment, and allows business owners to stay current. To learn more, read the post by Fletcher at https://www.thecreativecoast.org/it-cost-effective-service-or-capital-expense/#.V6JZ-zkrLUQ

LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY LAUNCHES MOBILE-FRIENDLY AND INTERACTIVE WEBSITE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website. Featuring mobile-friendly functionality and quick and easy access to essential information, the new website will be instrumental in furthering the organization’s mission to benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. For more information and to view the website, visit http://www.ldssga.org

UNCOVERING VARIABLE ANNUITIES

(HOWARD FINANCIAL GROUP) Variable annuities can have high fees and there can be a risk of losing your principal. A recent article in Forbes magazine determined that the average variable annuity had fees of over 3.6% per year.  That’s $3,600 per year on a $100,000 account that you pay whether the account makes money or loses money. Hear the story of how Mark Howard of Howard Financial Group helped this client save over $12,000 per year at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5P84OaA7kw&feature=youtu.be
For more information, visit
www.howardfinancialgroup.com or call 912-429-7271.

ABLE, BOLD, COMPASSIONATE YOGA

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Grow more confidence in assisting and grow your revenue.  Join Kelley Boyd August 12-14 for a special Yoga Instructors Weekend Workshop, “Able, Bold, Compassionate Assisting.”  Through the art of touch and assisting a bond of trust with can be built with your students to have them returning over and over again to your classes. Studies have shown that students who are safely and confidently assisted in class feel a stronger connection with their teacher are more likely to return to classes again. Full details at www.savannahyoga.com/workshops

INCREASE YOUR POTENTIAL

(INC) Track These 5 Performance Characteristics
http://www.inc.com/laura-garnett/track-these-five-performance-characteristics-and-youre-guaranteed-to-increase-yo.html

SCORE BUSINESS LAUNCHPAD WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Business Launchpad workshop will give knowledge and insight to those who want to start a business in the Savannah area. Led by experienced SCORE business mentors, attendees will learn every aspect to starting a business from overall concept to a solid business plan. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Savannah SCORE, located at 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, GA. The cost to attend is $30, but space is limited. For more information, call (912) 652-4335.

PARK PLACE OUTREACH HELPS SAVANNAH HOMELESS YOUTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) There are an estimated 1.3 million homeless teens wandering around America, with an estimated 700-1100 living in or passing through Savannah at any given time. There are an estimated 1.3 million homeless teens wandering around America, with an estimated 700-1100 living in or passing through Savannah at any given time. Read more at http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/the-sucky-life-of-the-american-teenager/Content?oid=3637369

SAVANNAH UNITED IN PRAYER EVENT ON SEPT. 11

(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/

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION CASES

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) When dealing with commercial litigation, Charles Bowen and his team can assist with such areas as bankruptcy litigation, contract actions, intellectual property, and other similar practice areas. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com

HAVE A BUSINESS IDEA TO SHARE WITH SAVANNAH?

(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups (1MC), a program of the Kauffman Foundation, is seeking entrepreneurs to share their new business ideas with a weekly audience. Participants receive feedback and exposure with the opportunity to strengthen their idea and gain connections in the Savannah community. 1MC meets every Wednesday at the Creative Coast 9-10a. Apply to present online: www.1millioncups.com/Savannah

CHANGE YOUR LIFE

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 11 Apps That Have Changed People’s Lives
http://www.businessinsider.com/apps-that-changed-peoples-lives-2016-7

UPDATE ON COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS FROM GOODWILL

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill is doing a lot of the Community Outreach Programs right here in the Savannah area to help strengthen our community and to be a source of positive change to the social problems we all face.  Jennifer Tucker, Sr. Director of Workforce Development provides WTOC Midmorning LIVE with an update on their services and programs. Watch here: http://www.wtoc.com/clip/12625578/goodwill

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

100 WOMEN IN SAVANNAH RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 100 Women in Savannah group needs your support to help raise money for local nonprofit organizations. They meet four times a year for one hour to learn about organizations that need funding assistance. The cost is $100/member each quarter, which goes straight to the selected charities. To learn more, contact Linda Drake at (912) 897-3936 or visit https://www.facebook.com/100WomenWhoCareInSavannahGa/info/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info

HAPPY FAMILIES

(FORBES) Taking Over Your Parents’ Business and Making it Your Own
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alisoncoleman/2016/08/01/happy-families-taking-over-your-parents-business-and-making-it-your-own/#7c0b01ee23ef

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 (www.lsega.com).

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION TIP

(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) There are many ways to deal with a commercial construction project. One tip the Dewitt Tilton Group offers is to bring in the contractor early on even before you work on doing the drawings with an architect. The project tends to flow better for everyone involved by collaborating between preplanning and construction. For more tips and information, visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

FUNDRAISER FOR ANIMALS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc. (FOA) is hosting its 18th Annual Auction, BARKOUT AT THE O-KAT CORRAL, on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen Street from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $45.00 per person. Purchase tickets at http://www.friendsofanimalscoastalga.org

“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 14. The actual 21-day journey begins at sunrise on Isle of Hope on Monday morning, August 15. 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

HOW BUILDINGS AFFECT YOUR MISSION TO A HEALTHY LIFE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Denise Grabowski will present “10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to Healthy Life” as 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. RSVP at http://healthysavannah.org/event-signup-form-10-ways-buildings-affect-your-mission-to-healthy-life/

A BEGINNERS GUIDE

(MASHABLE) How To Play ‘Pokémon Go’
http://mashable.com/2016/07/22/pokemon-go-beginners-guide/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#geIjOiCUmuql

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

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.

WORKSHOP OF DISABILITY ETIQUETTE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will be hosting a workshop on Disability Etiquette – How to Make EVERYONE Feel Welcome, Tuesday, August 9th, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, in LIFE’s conference room located at 5105 Paulsen Street, Ste. 143-B. Denise Howard will provide basic disability etiquette tips to follow, or share with others so that everyone feels comfortable interacting with persons with disabilities. For additional information, contact Jessica Mathis at 912.920.2414, jmathis@lifecil.com or visit www.lifecil.com

MEET LORI
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lori needs a forever home. http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-c-042-lori/
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