(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 14, 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/

100 NEW POKEMON
(BUSINESS INSIDER) Pokémon Go Just Got A Lot Bigger

http://www.businessinsider.com/pokemon-coming-to-pokemon-go-full-list-photos-2016-11

WHAT CONSTITUTES WRONGFUL TERMINATION?

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Multiple laws govern the employment of minorities and those with disabilities. If the company has violated those laws in the termination process, they may be held liable for wrongful termination. What constitutes wrongful termination in the state of Georgia? Read the article here: http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/what-constitutes-wrongful-termination-in-the-state-of-georgia?

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/

SPEROS NEW CARRIER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces that Amber Anderson has joined the firm as Carrier Management specialist. Her duties include managing carrier contracts and negotiations to deliver optimal service and pricing to customers. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/amber-anderson-joins-speros-carrier-management-specialist/

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

GOODWILL OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF NEWEST SAVANNAH LOCATION ON NOV. 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will open its newest retail location at 220 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah GA with a grand opening ribbon cutting at 9 am on Thursday, Nov. 17. The public is invited to 3-days of special events including giveaways and other festivities. For more info, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/goodwill-coastal-empire-announces-grand-opening-newest-savannah-location/

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

AN ENTREPRENEURS BIGGEST FEARS

(FORBES) And How To Conquer Those Fears
http://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthaharrington/2016/10/29/an-entrepreneurs-biggest-fears-and-how-to-conquer-them/#479cd0804cc8

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

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

DON’T SAY GOODBYE TO VINE JUST YET

(INC) Twitter Might Not Kill Vine
http://www.inc.com/business-insider/twitter-vine-sale.html

SUSHI, ANYONE?

(COASTAL PET RESCUE) When Sushi was rescued from the animal control shelter, she was nervous. She is still settling into rescue life, but with the help of her favorite blanket she makes progress everyday. Sushi needs a home experienced with the Chihuahua breed, and an understanding that she would do best in a home without small children. She is two years old. For more information, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/

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