(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 30, 2017

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES
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HOW TO HANDLE DIVORCE LATER IN LIFE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Financial Analyst Sam Hubbard discusses the increasing trend of “gray divorces,” which have more than doubled in recent years. To learn more, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-01-24/hubbard-how-handle-divorce-later-life

SBA SEEKS HOSTS AND CONTESTANTS IN GEORGIA FOR 2017 INNOVATEHER COMPETITION

(ATLANTA, GA) SBA announces 2017 InnovateHER, a nationwide women business competition designed to drive attention and resources to innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. Contestants have until May 12 to enter and vie for $70,000 in prize money. For more information, visit https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/wbo/resources/1465581

CAT DROPS LATE-NIGHT WEEKEND BUS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The officials of Chatham Area Transit (CAT) have decided to discontinue bus route #75, the weekend late night service. The discontinuation of this route will result in roughly $29,000 in savings for the remainder of the budget year. For more information, visit http://www.catchacat.org

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT SALARIES

(WEBINAR) OfficeTeam, a Robert Half Company, presents a webinar “Straight Talk About Salaries: A Guide To Administrative Hiring and Getting Hired.” This free webinar, on Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. eastern, will cover hiring and compensation trends, in-demand jobs, and negotiation do’s and don’ts. To register, visit http://forms.web.roberthalf.com/administrative_2017SalaryGuide_webinar

FILM ALLIANCE FOUNDER LAUNCHES TV, MOVIE SUPPORT SERVICES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Business and entertainment attorney Charles Bowen has announced new venture, Southern Gateway Production Services (SGPS). The company mission is to strengthen Savannah’s reputation as a desirable shooting location. By offering new incentives and benefits to movie and television production companies, SGPS will ensure that those coming to the Savannah area are properly vetted and legitimate while also protecting union and non-union workers. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/local-savannah-attorney-founder-savannah-film-alliance-launches-southern-gateway-production-services-meet-growing-demand-film-industry-georgia/

BUILDING A NEW LIFE – AN ADULT DAY CAMP FOR THOSE GRIEVING A LOSS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah invites you to join the caring and compassionate bereavement counselors of Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle for a day of healing as you journey towards building your new life on Saturday, Feb. 18. To find out more or to register, visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/fullcircle

RECOGNIZE, HONOR YOUR GOOD NEIGHBOR

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah announced the Good Neighbor Awards. The program honors those who make a difference in the community without seeking or receiving recognition for their efforts. For more information or to make a nomination, visit http://www.savannahga.gov/goodneighbor

SAVANNAH RESTAURANT WEEK IS HERE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Restaurant week is back, offering diners a prix fixe meal with 3 courses for $30 Jan. 27-Feb. 5. To see participating restaurants and get more information, visit http://dining.savannahnow.com

LEARN HOW YOUR PHONE CAN MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Heather Radtke of the Savannah-based technology company, Speros, presented to the Savannah Chamber of Commerce “Five Things Your Phone Can Do To Make You More Productive.” To watch her presentation visit, https://youtu.be/xmR-5qNwGYk

STARLAND FOOD TRUCK PARK MOVES FORWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) A food truck park could be coming to the Starland District after the City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals approved the use of the vacant lot at 2411 DeSoto St. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-01-26/starland-food-truck-park-gets-early-ok

WHAT TO DO IF A BAD PRESENTATION GOES VIRAL

(BRAUDCAST) Crisis communications and media relations experts weigh in on, “What should you do if an executive does a presentation that goes badly and it ends up going viral on social media?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpHsWotrTI0&feature=em-subs_digest

THE EMERGING WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA VIRTUAL REALITY

(MASHABLE) Facebook’s VR Social Network is Stunning.
http://mashable.com/2017/01/23/facebook-oculus-rooms-vr/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#SfRdiOvF25qs

SCHNEIDER LOGISTICS SUPPORTS LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) recently received a donation from Schneider Logistics in support of the nonprofit organization’s program and educational endeavors. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

SAVANNAH CHAMBER RELEASES ECONOMIC FORECAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The chamber’s annual economic outlook luncheon provided attendees with a economic forecast for both Savannah and Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/chamber-news/state-local-business-forecasts-given-economic-outlook-luncheon/

PORT OF SAVANNAH SETS DECEMBER RECORD

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Port of Savannah reported its busiest December ever due to a 12% jump in container cargo volume. For more information, visit http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/associated_press/news/state/port-of-savannah-reports-record-cargo-numbers-for-december/article_3c107480-ef81-531e-9b3b-a4d615ab230c.html

MIGHTY EIGHTH CELEBRATES 75th ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Eighth Air Force. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is located right in our backyard. For more information, visit www.mightyeighth.org

KEEP UP WITH YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Now is the time when New Year’s resolutions start to waver. Kelley Boyd, teacher and owner of Savannah Yoga center reveals some secrets to remaining successful. http://m.wtoc.com/wtoc/db_350145/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=bWkfiIMP

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

GRAY’S REEF SANCTUARY CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Jan. 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 GEORGIA ANNOUNCES 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/

SAVANNAH BEST PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AS A MOVIEMAKER — AGAIN

(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#

NO MIRRORS FOR SKIN CARE, PLEASE

(SAVANNAH, GA) A magnifying mirror makes you want to pick and squeeze, which is the worst thing you can do to your skin. If you have acne, think of your face as a no-fly zone for your hands. For more information, visit lcderm.com

CHANGE YOUR APPROACH TO PRODUCTIVITY

(INC) 10 Ways To Avoid the Afternoon Slump (And Stay Productive)
http://www.inc.com/matthew-jones/10-ways-to-avoid-your-afternoon-slump-and-stay-productive.html

FIRM OFFERS RIDES TO ATL AIRPORT

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

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:

http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

SPEROS: RENTING TECHNOLOGY BETTER THAN BUYING

(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/

DAVENPORT HOUSE OFFERS TASTE OF SAVANNAH’S “POTABLE GOLD”

(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum will host a special Madeira (wine) program Fridays and Saturdays in Feb. (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/

PARK PLACE OUTREACH SHELTER TO HOLD CELEBRATION OF LOVE GALA FEB 3

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has announced its annual gala “A Celebration of Love” will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Plantation Club of the Landings. The organization will honor the legacy of longtime director Linda Hilts who will retire on later this year after leading the organization for 20 years. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-announces-annual-gala/

GRAY’S REEF FILM FESTIVAL FEB 3-5

(SAVANNAH, GA) Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary presents their annual Film Festival Feb. 3-5. The festival includes two 3D films. Tickets are free but donations are suggested, $10 for adults and $5 for students/children. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit http://graysreef.noaa.gov/news/features/2017/film_festival_2017/february5.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=GovDelivery

THIRD ANNUAL ISLANDS WOMEN’S DAY FEB 4

(SAVANNAH, GA) The third annual Islands Women’s Day will be held on Saturday, Feb. 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

THESE THINGS KEEP SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AWAKE

(FORBES) Top 10 Things That Keep Small Business Owners Up At Night
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimblasingame/2017/01/21/top-10-things-that-keep-small-business-owners-up-at-night/#52c8b3828261

FREE ENTRY INTO THE MIGHT EIGHTH AIR FORCE MUSEUM ON FEB 5

(SAVANNAH, GA) Super Museum Sunday is Feb. 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

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/

BEAT THE CANCER BASH FEB 11

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Beat the Cancer Bash will be held on Saturday, Feb.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

BICYCLE CAMPAIGN TO HOST 4TH 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 for 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/

“LOVE IS IN THE AIR” SUPPER CLUB SHOW SET FOR 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. For more information, visit http://www.skidawayrotary.org/

LEARN TO SELL SERVICES TO FILM, TV PRODUCTIONS MAR 3

(SAVANNAH, GA) Attend Georgia’s Business Development Center’s Class on March 3 on on how to become a camera ready vendor. Learn how to sell your services and products to film and TV productions in the Savannah Area. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/becoming-a-camera-ready-vendor/

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 Mar. 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
http://carriagetradepr.com/3rd-annual-louise-lauretti-hoops-horizons-tournament/

GET FREE VALUATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC TREASURES MAR 4 & 5

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet well-known appraisers and television personalities, Lark Mason, Amanda Everard and Jane Mullino on Friday, with a luncheon and lecture in the Chatham Club, followed by an evening cocktail reception and live auction in the Green-Meldrim House. On Saturday, bring your attic treasures to St. John’s Cranmer Hall for verbal valuations in the morning and afternoon. A lunch and learn lecture will feature a live valuation of selected treasures from the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim collections. A customized John Norris Architectural Trolley Tour will be featured throughout the day. Proceeds will benefit the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim houses. For more information, visit http://savantiquesweekend.com/

MAKE MONEY WITH MINIMUM EFFORT

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 21 Simple Ways to Earn Passive Income
http://www.businessinsider.com/make-free-money-income-2017-1

MARYLAND MIXER MAR 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are from the Maryland area, please join us for an after-hours MARYLAND MIXER on Wed, Mar. 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

HUMANE SOCIETY TO HOST 17TH ANNUAL DOGGIE CARNIVAL MAY 7TH

(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/

WHAT CONSTITUTES MEANINGFUL WORKS

(MASHABLE) Your Company Isn’t Changing the World-Why You Should Stay There Anyway
http://mashable.com/2017/01/13/why-you-should-stay-at-a-company-that-isnt-saving-the-world/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#l68EzpBJMqqk

WE’RE 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 or visit http://carriagetradepr.com/internship/

ADOPT PRINCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Prince was born in April 2016, he came in with his three siblings. Prince is a very cool cat. Black silky fur with a little white heart on the center of his chest. Loves his cat friends and loves playing with toys. For more information, visit

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