(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 23, 2017

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SPEROS CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER PRESENTS TO SAMGMA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher of Speros presented to the Savannah Area Medical Group Management Association (SAMGMA). Fletcher is the Chief Operations Officer at Speros and has been a C level executive with multinational corporations for the past 30 years. Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Fletcher can be contacted at 912.665.2429 or kfletcher@speros.com

CARRIAGE TRADE PR’S CYNTHIA WRIGHT PROFILED IN GENERATIONNEXT Q&A

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations’ junior partner, Cynthia Wright, was awarded the GenerationNEXT Rising Stars in Business award and has been featured in a Business in Savannah Q&A profile. To read Cynthia’s Q&A, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-01-19/gennext-cynthia-wright-qa

GEORGIA CHAMBER OFFERING DISCOUNT ON TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia Chamber has introduced the Human Resources Compliance Center to provide small businesses with easy-to-access tools and information they need to effectively run their businesses while staying compliant to federal and state labor laws. For more information, visit http://www.gachamber.com/HR

POWER UP YOUR MORNINGS

(INC) Do These 3 Things Before Bedtime To Power-up Your Day
http://www.inc.com/betty-liu/need-to-power-up-your-mornings-start-the-night-before.html

FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Interagency Diversity Council is hosting a workshop January 28 to help businesses and individuals recognize the signs of human trafficking and comply with the law. More info:

FOOD TRUCK PARK PROPOSED FOR STARLAND NEIGHBORHOOD

(SAVANNAH, GA) A group of citizens will present their plans to turn a large vacant lot in the Starland neighborhood into a food truck park at the Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. For more information, email gpd@daicommercial.com

SHOULD MEN WEAR MAKEUP IN A MEDIA INTERVIEW?

(BRAUDCAST) Crisis communications and media relations expert Gerard Braud poses a question for his colleagues asking, “Should men wear makeup in a media interview?” He is asking public relations professionals to weigh in on the discussion question on his social media pages. To participate in the discussion, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teVa-vW78nc&feature=em-subs_digest

MY HISTORIC DISTRICT SERIES EXPLORES LANDMARK DISTRICT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah wraps up its series, My Historic District, with a look at the Landmark District. To view the episode, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9vy625ZZis&feature=em-subs_digest

GRAY’S REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) On January 16, 1987, President Jimmy Carter designated Gray’s Reef as a national marine sanctuary. Learn more about the history of Gray’s Reef at http://graysreef.noaa.gov/about/history/welcome.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=GovDelivery

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST ANNOUNCE 2017 CLASS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce 28 program participants from across the region have been selected for the LSEGA class of 2017. The five-month program is designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-announces-2017-class/
ATTORNEY BO BOWEN TALKS ABOUT THE SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based attorney, Bo Bowen, spoke with Georgia Film News about the value of the film industry in the state and the creation of the Savannah Film Alliance. To watch his interview, visit https://georgiafilmnews.com/2017/01/attorney-bo-bowen-talks-about-the-savannah-film-alliance/

SAVANNAH AREA FEEL BIG IMPACT FROM 2016 FILM
(SAVANNAH, GA) More than 280 feature films, television shows, commercials, and student projects used Savannah and surrounding areas as a backdrop IN 2016. Those projects contributed nearly $132 million to the local economy. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-01-19/savannah-area-feels-big-impact-2016-filmtv-numbers
SAVANNAH IS THE #1 PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK AS A MOVIEMAKER
(SAVANNAH, GA) For the second year in a row, Georgia Film News has named the city of Savannah the #1 best place to live and work as a moviemaker. Georgia Film News attributes Savannah’s film-friendliness to Georgia’s 30 percent tax credit, an additional 10 percent local rebate for Savannah projects, and relocation incentives for crew. For more information, visit https://georgiafilmnews.com/2017/01/the-best-places-to-live-and-work-as-a-moviemaker-2017-savannah-1/
RANSOMWARE ATTACKS ON THE RISE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Jason Ryals, chief technology officer at Savannah-based technology firm, Speros, warns of ransomware – a type of malware that encrypts your company’s data so you can’t access it, and holds it hostage. In the wake of another hospital falling victim to a ransomware attack, it is more important than ever to be vigilant when online. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-01-17/ryals-ransomware-attacks-rise-0#
BUS TO ATLANTA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah16 Motor Coach Lines provides transportation from Historic Savannah to Atlanta Airport www.savannah16.com

GOULD ELEMENTARY TEACHERS TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR ACHIEVEMENT JAN. 24
(SAVANNAH, GA) Gould Elementary teachers Kathleen Holliday and Ashley Koncul have been selected as the SCCPSS Co-Teaching Team of the Year. They will be presented with the award on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 8:00 a.m. at Gould Elementary, 4910 Pineland Dr., Savannah. For more information, visit http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/schools/gould/default.aspx
THE WORLD NEEDS MORE YOGA TEACHERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) While Savannah Yoga Center is gearing up for another intensive yoga teacher training, beginning Feb. 20, yoga instructor and recent grad, Joe Basler, reflects on why the world needs more instructors: http://savannahyoga.com/blog/2016/05/12/why-the-world-needs-more-yoga-teachers

ARMSTRONG 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
Participate in Savannah’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups is a weekly meet up to connect and help grow Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Be active in our community and share your ideas, experiences and be surrounded by like-minded folks that care about Savannah’s future success. Each week 1MC showcases 2 presenters for 6 minutes each, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. 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
SAVANNAH CHATHAM DAY SEAFOOD FEST 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
NOT ONLY GETTING YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO GO…

(MASHABLE) Google Maps Will Soon Help You Park
http://mashable.com/2017/01/18/google-maps-finds-parking-spots/?utm_cid=hp-h-11#dN5SrWQ22aqI

RENTING TECHNOLOGY IS BETTER THAN BUYING ACCORDING TO SPEROS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based technology company, Speros, recommends renting technology rather than taking on huge upfront costs for the services required to run a business. For more information, visit http://speros.com/renting-technology-better-buying/
CAMERA READY VENDOR CLASS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Class March 3 on becoming a camera ready vendor. Learn how to sell your services and products to film and TV productions in the Savannah Area. For more info: https://www.georgiasbdc.org/becoming-a-camera-ready-vendor/
THE ORIGINAL SAVANNAH LIP SYNC BATTLE JAN 26

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Original Savannah Lip Sync Battle will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. A $5.00 donation at entry includes five “vote” tickets, and additional “vote” tickets will be available for $1.00 each. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1550373701656514/

HOSPICE SAVANNAH COMMUNITY LUNCH AND PANEL DISCUSSION JAN 27
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah will hold a community lunch and panel discussion on Friday, Jan. 27 at 12:00 p.m. at Mercer School of Medicine Auditorium, 1250 E. 66th Street. 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
“POTABLE GOLD”:  SAVANNAH’S MADEIRA TRADITION DURING THE MONTH OF FEB
(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum will host a special Madeira (wine) program Fridays and Saturdays in February (3, 4, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25) at 5:30 p.m. Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/
THIRD ANNUAL ISLANDS WOMEN’S DAY FEB 4

(SAVANNAH, GA) The third annual Islands Women’s Day will be held on Saturday, February 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Road, Savannah. The event will feature keynote speaker, Gerry Long, who will speak on women’s safety. For more information, visit www.redeemersav.org

MARJORIE YOUNG AT SAVANNAH CHAMBER’S SMART LUNCHEON FEB 7

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations™ will present the first of a two part series, Five Things to Know about Live-Streaming Videos, at the Small Business Council Smart Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 7 beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-smart-luncheon-february-7/

GOOD WORK FOR SOCIETY VS DOING WELL FINANCIALLY 

(BUSINESS INSIDER) How To Give Back To Society And Maintain Financial Security
http://www.businessinsider.com/sc/ways-to-give-back-to-society-2016-11?jp_cmp=en/10264199/ext/76570755/137216067

BEAT THE CANCER BASH FEB 11

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Beat the Cancer Bash will be held on Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m. at North Beach Grill, Tybee Island. The event will benefit native Tybee Island resident, Leigh Ryan, as she battles cancer for the second time. For more information, visit http://www.wherevent.com/detail/North-Beach-Bar-Beat-The-Cancer-Bash-for-Leigh-Ryan

SAVANNAH BICYCLE CAMPAIGN ANNUAL SAVANNAH TWEED RIDE FEB 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Savannah Tweed Ride will leave from Forsyth Park (near the basketball courts) at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 to go on a leisurely ride around Savannah. Following the ride, there will be a Lords and Ladies English Lawn Games Tourney featuring traditional English lawn sports. To register, visit http://home.savannahsportandsocial.org/tournaments/222333-lords-and-ladies-english-lawn-games-tourney-charity-event?mc_cid=299a085326&mc_eid=08fa9719ff

GET MARRIED IN THE DAVENPORT HOUSE GARDEN FEB 14
(SAVANNAH, GA) For the first time, Davenport House Museum’s garden will be available for wedding ceremonies on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. There are 24 slots available, and ceremonies will be offered every 15 minutes. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/
THE SAVANNAH THEATRE COMPANY’S “LOVE IS IN THE AIR” ON FEB 14 & 15
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Skidaway Island Rotary will present The Savannah Theatre Company’s “Love is in the Air” Supper Club show on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 14 and 15 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at The Plantation Club at The Landings. Proceeds benefit the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation and other local children’s charities. http://www.skidawayrotary.org/
WHAT’S IN A NAME

(FORBES) Three Tips To Craft The Perfect Startup Name
http://www.forbes.com/sites/levelup/2017/01/18/three-tips-to-craft-the-perfect-startup-name/#116679081fa7

3RD ANNUAL LOUISE LAURETTI HOOPS FOR HORIZONS TOURNAMENT MAR 4
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons 3 v 3 charity basketball tournament will be held March 4 at Savannah Country Day School starting at 9:00 a.m. This tournament is named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014. All proceeds benefit Horizons Savannah. For more information, visit

MARYLAND MIXER MAR 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are from the Maryland area, please join us for an after-hours MARYLAND MIXER on Wed, March 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Ga. RSVP with Marjorie Young at marjorie@carriagetradepr.com or 912-844-9990
THE HUMANE SOCIETY FOR GREATER SAVANNAH DOGGIE CARNIVAL MAY 7

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society for Greater Savannah will host its 17th annual Doggie Carnival on Sunday, May 7 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Forsyth Park. Admission to the carnival is free and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/771789232972402/

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

FOREST LOOKING FOR A HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Forest is a spunky, fun loving guy who enjoys climbing cat trees, playing with laser lights and chasing toys. He is good with dogs both large and small, other adult cats and with his foster sister who is near the same age. He is litter trained with standard clumping litter for both hooded and open litter boxes. He has very unique and beautiful coat, white under coat with black tabby outer coat. For more information, visit

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