(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 9, 2017

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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SAVANNAH’S RISING STARS OF BUSINESS TO BE HONORED JAN. 18

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Magazine and Business in Savannah are recognizing Generation NEXT, Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business, including Carriage Trade Public Relations’ own Junior Partner, Cynthia Wright. The 20 winners will be honored at an event hosted at Cohen’s Retreat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18. For more information and tickets, visit
ENMARKET HOLDS JAN. FUNDRAISER TO HELP END CHILDHOOD OBESITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) announces the launch of a month-long customer donation campaign with enmarket, a convenience store chain operating in over 60 locations in the U.S. Throughout the month of January, customers at any of Enmarket’s convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina can add $1 to purchases at checkout in support of a healthier future for our nation’s children. Money raised will go towards supporting PHA’s mission to ensure all kids can grow up at a healthy weight. To find out more about Enmarket’s commitment to making healthier choices easier, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com
DONATION OVERVIEW FROM THE 2016 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) During its 2016 Encourage Health Educational Series, enmarket has donated $5,000 to four area nonprofit organizations: The Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, Savannah AMBUCS, Savannah Tree Foundation and Urban Hope, Inc. For more information, visit

SPEROS I.T. EXPERT TO SPEAK AT SAVANNAH CHAMBER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Heather Radtke, Vice President of Speros, will present at the Savannah Chamber of Commerce’s SMART Luncheon taking place on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway. Radtke will speak on, “5 Things Your Phone Can Do to Make You More Productive.” Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. For more information, visit speros.com

LSEGA NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce the election of its 2017 Board of Directors. Ruel Joyner will serve as chair, Lee Beckmann as vice chair, Sherrie Struble as treasurer and Margaret VanHouten as secretary. For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-georgia-announces-2017-board-directors/

SAVANNAH MARITIME DONATES TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Savannah Maritime After Hours presented the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire a $1,000 donation. Maritime community leaders Ben Goldberg, JIT Warehousing and Logistics; Larry Hearn, Savannah River Logistics and Jed Young, Port City Logistics, presented the check to the RMHC executive director, Bill Sorochak. For more information, visit

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY PRESENTS DONATION TO RMHC

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology held a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for RMHC families. The donations were presented to Bill Sorochak, executive director of RMHC. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/low-country-dermatology-presents-donations-ronald-mcdonald-house-coastal-empire/

DONATIONS BEING COLLECTED FOR JINGLE BELLS HISTORICAL MARKER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The story of Savannah as the place where James Pierpont wrote Jingle Bells is a neat part of our Christmas heritage. During a storm, last September, the Jingle Bells historical marker in Troup square broke at its base. A highly qualified manufacturer used by the Georgia Historical Society for all of its historical markers has given a quote for the total cost of repair to be $2,870. Donations are being collected at GoFundMe-Jingle Bells Marker. For more information, contact Gordon Matthews at

ARMSTRONG RELEASES STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS SURVEY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The newly formed Small Business Institute at Armstrong State University along with the Armstrong Department of Economics has released its inaugural State of Small Business survey, which examines the growth and challenges faced by local small businesses. Read more: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2016-12-19/armstrong-releases-state-small-business-survey
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CCDS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Ken Boyd, previously the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Savannah Technical College, accepted the challenge to take the reins in January as the next CCDS Executive Director. No stranger to CCDS or the businesses of Quantum, Boyd has a decade-long history with the agency. For more information, visit

LOCAL BUSINESS ATTORNEY, CHARLES J. BOWEN, GIVES BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT SAVANNAH’S BOOMING ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
(SAVANNAH, GA) As founder of the Savannah Film Alliance and The Bowen Law Group, Charles J. Bowen is preparing and meeting the legal needs of Savannah’s rise to fame in the entertainment industry. Read parts one and two of his interview with Georgia Film News at http://georgiafilmnews.com/2016/12/behind-the-scenes-of-the-savannah-film-alliance-with-entertainment-attorney-charles-bo-j-bowen-part-1-of-2/ 

TWO LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS SHARE BUSINESS IDEAS THIS WEDNESDAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups, fueled by great minds and local coffee, allows 2 presenters to share their new business ideas for 6 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. Come be inspired. Come to share your knowledge. No cost. Location: Creators’ Foundry. Every Wednesday 9-10a. See the speaker line up:

CAT CELEBRATES 30 YEARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) is proud to announce 30 years of service to the Savannah-Chatham County community. Formally established as an Authority in January 1987, CAT continues the long, storied history of transportation in this area dating back to the 1800s and the horse-drawn streetcars of the Skidaway and Seaboard Railway Company. For more information, visit http://catchacat.org
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ANNOUNCED FOR GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT CCDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 6th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Coastal Center for Developmental Services is on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Take part in a Four Person Scramble tournament at The Landings Club’s beautiful Oakridge Course. Golfer Registration includes lunch, greens fees, practice range, cart, swag bag, and fabulous 19th Hole Party. The Early Bird Foursome includes free string and 4 raffle tickets for $600.00. For more information, visit http://www.planmygolfevent.com/29984-CCDSGolf/

HOSPICE TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE JAN 11–MEDIA ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

(SAVANNAH, GA) All media representatives are urged to attend a very brief press conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, located at the Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Drive in Savannah. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Chief Joseph Lumpkin, Barbara O’Neal, founder of Mothers of Murdered Sons, and other community leaders will announce a major initiative to be spearheaded by the bereavement counselors of Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle. For more information, contact Beth Logan, Director of Marketing. 912.355.2289

OSSABAW ISLAND FOUNDATION TO CELEBRATE 104TH BIRTHDAY FORMER OWNER AND RESIDENT JAN. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the Ossabaw Island Foundation’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 12, there will also be a celebration of the 104th birthday of Eleanor “Sandy” West, a former owner and resident of Ossabaw Island, who now lives in Savannah. The annual meeting and reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center. For more information, visit http://www.ossabawisland.org/

SOLO SHOW BY NANCY LEBY SOLANA FOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH OPENS JAN. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is invited to meet local watercolorist and oil painter, Nancy Lebey Solana, during her opening reception on Thursday, January 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery. Nancy’s work was especially painted for Hospice Savannah in honor of her father, Clifford Lebey, who spent the last six weeks of his life in Hospice House. The show will hang through March 31, and a portion of sales will help provide the many extra services and programs offered by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah. For more information, contact Beth Logan at blogan@HospiceSavannah.org

TELLURIDE MOUNTAINFILM ANNOUNCED FOR JAN 19 – JAN 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) The ‘Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour’ in Savannah will take place Jan. 19-21, screening over 30 films throughout the three-day festival. The festival will kick off on Thurs., Jan. 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Trustees Theater with the screening of Life, Animated, a feature length film by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. Visit www.mountainfilmsav.org

FREE YOGA WEEKEND ON JAN 21 – JAN 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) Two of our favorite things combined: Yoga + Free. Come get a taste of the good life with classes all January 21-22, ranging from gentle flow to a kick in the asana dynamic. Visit savannahyoga.com for more details, or join the event on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1818254478387356/

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SAVANNAH CHATHAM DAY SEAFOOD FEST 2017 TO BE HELD THURSDAY, JAN. 26
(ATLANTA, GA) At Savannah Chatham Day 2017, Savannah Chamber members will meet and mingle with local and state elected officials, which includes legislative meetings and a seafood reception on Thursday, January 26 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The legislative meetings will be held at the Atlanta Capitol building, and the reception will be at Georgia Freight Depot. For more information, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=19
HOSPICE SAVANNAH’S LECTURE SERIES TO FOCUS ON SPIRITUAL CAREGIVING JAN. 26

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s 9th annual lecture series will explore the responsibility and role of the religious community in responding to family caregivers of loved ones who are disabled, elderly, or dealing with dementia. The lecture series will take place on Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27. For more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Annual-Lecture-Series

FREE ENTRY INTO THE MIGHT EIGHTH AIR FORCE MUSEUM ON FEB 5
(SAVANNAH, GA) Super Museum Sunday is February 5, 2017. Admission to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth is FREE all day. Bring the whole family to Super Museum Sunday, where you are sure to enjoy a tour of the Museum. For more information, visit http://www.mightyeighth.org
SAINT PETER’S TO HOLD CHARITY SHOPPING BOUTIQUE AND SPRING PLANT SALE ON FEB. 15
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold the Market at 3 West Ridge charity shopping boutique and spring plant sale from Wednesday, February 15 through Friday, February 17. All proceeds from door admissions, plant sales, the luncheon, sponsor donations, and 15 percent of vendor sales will be donated to Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club and Horizons Savannah. For more information, visit http://www.stpeterssavannah.org/the-market-at-3-west-ridge.html

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BRADY NEEDS A HOME
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Brandy is a Lab mix who is about 3 years old. She’s is great with kids and other dogs. Brandy was burned with acid as a puppy and because of that, she has permanent bald spots. She has a skin allergy to fleas as well. Brandy is a sweet girl, she just needs someone to give her a chance at a loving home. Profile:

ACCEPTING PUBLIC RELATIONS / MARKETING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing are currently accepting applications for our spring internship program. Intern responsibilities will include media relations, writing press releases and awards, photography, videography, search engine optimization, researching keywords, social media management, and community relations. For more information or to apply, email Cynthia Wright at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

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