(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November, 7, 2016

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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CECILIA RUSSO NAMED BIGGEST BIGWIG OF ALL TIME IN KOMEN FUNDRAISER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo has been named Biggest BigWig of All Time from the Susan G. Komen Society of Coastal Georgia. Russo led a six-week campaign to serve as a breast cancer advocate, all while raising funds to save lives locally and advance global research initiatives. The original goal for the campaign was to raise $15,000 to fund these programs. The current campaign exceeded this goal by raising over $45,000, making it the most successful BigWig effort to date. For more information, visit

DEWITT TILTON GROUP HOLDS GRAND OPENING ON NEWS CONSTRUCTION, GRETCHEN GREENE SCHOOL OF DANCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Gretchen Greene School of Dance held a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for its new studio. During the event, donations were collected for Healthy Savannah. The new studio was designed and built by the Dewitt Tilton Group to provide more space and more accessibility to accommodate the different levels and needs of the students. For more information, visit

ANNOUNCING GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING FOR STEWART INCOME TAX SERVICES 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Stewart Income Tax & Business Services will open a new Savannah location at 4395 Ogeechee Rd #210, on Thursday, November 17. A grand opening ceremony will be held with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. Leading up to and during the event, nonperishable food items will be collected for Second Harvest Food Bank. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/stewart-income-tax-business-services-opens-new-office-savannah/

KEVIN SHEEHAN NAMED NATIONAL AMBUCS PRESIDENT-ELECT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan was nominated as President-elect for the National-AMBUCS organization to serve the 2016-2017 AMBUCS year. Sheehan accepted this nomination at the AMBUCS National Conference in Tuscon, AZ. AMBUCS, (pronounced AM-BUCKS), is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with different abilities. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-native-kevin-sheehan-elected-president-elect-national-ambucs/

#DECADEOFDETAILS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Detail Department, a consulting firm specializing in event planning and public relations, recently marked its 10th anniversary with a cocktail reception. About 150 clients, vendors and associates attended the private event hosted by owner Tammy Moseley Ray. The campaign and event photos can be found on Facebook by searching #DecadeOfDetails. For more information, visit www.TheDetailDepartment.com

VAN HEATH PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS FOR SPEROS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, has promoted Van Heath to Director of Operations. His duties include managing the day-to-day operations of the Information Technology (IT) telephony departments. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-technology-firm-speros-promotes-van-heath-director-operations/

ROBERT WHITE JOINS SPEROS AS SENIOR IT TECHNICIAN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces that Robert White has joined the firm as Senior IT technician. His duties include developing, testing and evaluating software for the firm’s Information Technology department’s integration solutions systems. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/robert-white-joins-speros-senior-technician/

ALWAYS THERE HOME SERVICES ANNOUNCES AWARD FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY OR VETERANS
(SAVANNAH, GA) In honor of Veteran’s Day, Always There Home Services, a local home repair company, will be donating a free service to an active-duty or veteran in the greater Savannah area. The recipient of this award will receive eight man-hours on any requested home improvement free of charge. Nominations will be accepted until midnight on Friday, November 11. All veterans, or those who wish to nominate a veteran, are asked to apply for the award by emailing always.there@comcast.net or calling 912-660-1274. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-home-repair-company-always-home-services-announces-award-active-duty-military-veterans/

TWO WEEKS LEFT FOR DASH FUNDRAISER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges has raised over $12K with only two weeks left in its first major fundraising campaign. The Kingfisher Pond Discovery Center Project hopes to raise $350K to construct a four-season, free-standing classroom adjacent to the Visitor Center at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. To donate, visit http://kingfisher-discovery-center-project.everydayhero.do/

GET MORE OUT OF YOUR DAY

(INC) 8 Foolproof Productivity Hacks for The World’s Worst Procrastinators
http://www.inc.com/dan-scalco/8-foolproof-productivity-hacks-for-the-worlds-worst-procrastinators.html

SAVANNAH ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN FIRM, FELDER & ASSOCIATES, WELCOME DANIEL REYNOLDS AS NEW PROJECT ASSOCIATE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce that Daniel Reynolds has joined the Savannah architecture and design firm as a project associate. Reynolds will assist in the production of construction documents, 3D models and other projects to help expedite the design process for clients of the firm. For more information, visit http://www.felderassociates.net

ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH PRESENTATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you missed Bauer’s presentation, “10 Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body to Improve Longevity Through Acupuncture Practices”, watch here: https://youtu.be/xHX3YvzkHlU

HOLLY DAYS BAZAAR TO BE HELD NOV. 9 – 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Holly Days Bazaar will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 – 10, 2016. Sponsored by the women of St. John’s Church, Holly Days is celebrating 67 years of fundraising for Savannah area charities. Have lunch in the historic Green Meldrim house and shop at the white elephant sale, silent auction, treasure room, garden shop, holiday crafts and more. For more information: www.facebook.com/stjohnschurchbazaar/

SAVANNAH AREA CHAMBER’S MILITARY AFFAIRS COUNCIL HOSTS MILITARY UPDATE LUNCHEON ON THURSDAY, NOV. 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber’s Military Affairs Council for hosts a military update luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The council will discuss state and federal defense updates, and how area bases are positioned in the future with the Joe Jarrod, Adjunct General of the Georgia National Guard, and Norton & Associates. The luncheon will take place at the Hyatt Regency, 2 W Bay Street, the cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Seating is limited to 250 attendees and registration ends Monday, Nov. 7. To register for this event, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=registrationForm&eventid=11&sessionuuid=

SIRI’S BRAIN TRANSPLANTS

(MASHABLE) It’s Not Just You: Siri Is Getting Smarter
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HOSPICE SAVANNAH HOSTS ONE-DAY POP UP SHOW ON VETERANS DAY, NOV. 11

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah will host a one-day pop-up show and reception at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery on Friday, Nov. 11. “Art by Everyday Heroes” features the work of 14 local veterans that attend a painting class at the Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic. Attendees can meet the artists at the reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A percentage of sales will benefit Hospice Savannah’s “We Honor Veterans” program that recognizes and honors each veteran enrolled in their care. For more information visit, http://www.hospicesavannah.org/what-services-are-available/hospice-care/helping-veterans/

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREATER SAVANNAH HOSTS 2016 DOG LOVERS’ WALK ON NOV. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society of Greater Savannah will host the 2016 Dog Lovers’ Walk on Saturday, November 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The 1.5-mile walk will take place at Messiah Luthern Church, 1 West Ridge, Savannah, GA 31411. To learn more and register, visit http://www.humanesocietysav.org/

DO YOU KNOW OF A NONPROFIT THAT NEEDS $$$$$ – ATTEND 100 WOMEN WHO CARE IN SAVANNAH MEETING ON NOV. 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the 100 Women Who Care in Savannah group on November 15 at 6 p.m. at Applebee’s (Southside). This quarterly meeting takes place for about one hour to hear about a 501©(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

TRUSTEES’ GARDEN CLUB HOSTS CHARLES BIRNBAUM ON NOV. 16

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trustees’ Garden Club invites the public to hear Charles A. Birnbaum, Founder of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), on Wednesday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad Street. Birnbaum is the premier national expert in the landscape preservation and urban design field. He will discuss “What is cultural landscape and why is it important?” There is no pre-registration or admission fee. For more information, visit http://www.trusteesgardenclub.com

GETTING RID OF THE SNOOZE BUTTON
(BUSINESS INSIDER) How To Quickly Adjust To Getting Less Sleep

http://www.businessinsider.com/adjust-to-less-sleep-2016-11

BANDS IN THE BALLPARK RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber is hosting Bands in the Ballpark on Thursday, November 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Historic Grayson Stadium. The cost is $10 for members and $25 for member guests. The event is being rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew. To sign up for the event, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=13.

LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK ON NOV. 18

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Georgia Chapter announced their new date for the 18th annual Savannah Light The Night Walk, to be held on Friday, November 18 at Forsyth Park. The walk was originally to be held in October and was rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew. Light The Night encourages teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations to come together to raise funds for LLS. For more information visit: www.lightthenight.org/ga

7th ANNUAL FLYING FORTRESS 5K AND MIGHTY 8K SOARS ON NOV. 19

(SAVANNAH, GA) The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is hosting the 7th Annual Flying Fortress 5k and Mighty 8k on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Pooler, GA. The run/walk is in memory of the 350,000 airmen that dedicated their life to America and helped fight in World War II. To learn more and register for the event, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Pooler/FlyingFortress

SAVANNAH BRIDGE RUN ON DEC. 3

(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

HOSPICE SAVANNAH TREE OF LIGHT ON DEC. 4

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tree of Light Memorial Gathering, Sunday, December 4 at 5:15 p.m. Located on the patio of the Full Circle, 6000 business Center Drive, off Chatham Parkway. Your gift provides grief counseling and support. Donate securely online at www.HospiceSavannah.org/TreeofLight or call 912.629-1055

COMPANY INVESTMENT

(FORBES) Big Purchases For A Small Business Budget
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikekappel/2016/11/02/big-purchases-for-a-small-business-budget/#64b26ccb6994

DAVENPORT HOUSE HOSTS LECTURE SERIES HELD AT KENNEDY PHARMACY ON DEC. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House will host two programs at Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street, on Dec. 12. The program is called, “Slavery In a Romantic Age: Mary Telfair’s Savannah.” This will explore romantic fantasies used by slaveholders in Savannah to justify their power. This presentation will take place on Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Both lectures are free to the public but reservations are encouraged. To reserve your spot, call 912-236-8097. To learn more about The Davenport House, visit www.davenporthousemuseum.org

CARRIE NEEDS A HOME

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carrie is a sweet cat at just over a year old. She is a mom to two of the most beautiful kittens who quickly found loving families, but this momma still needs a place to call her own. Though she is not interested in socializing with other cats, she does get along with children. She is also perfectly content spending time watching the world go by out the window. TO see Carrie and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-c-067-carrie/

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