(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 6, 2017

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES™
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ENCOURAGE HEALTH NONPROFIT CONTEST LAUNCHED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket invites area nonprofit organizations to apply to be selected as one of the four grant recipients in the 2017 Encourage Health Educational Series. The application process will be held through a Facebook contest at https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations
MAYOR DELOACH TO PRESENT STATE OF CITY ADDRESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mayor Eddie DeLoach will issue the State of the City address during a Town Hall Meeting at 6:30 pm Feb. 9, in the Johnny Mercer Theater at the Savannah Civic Center. The public is encouraged to attend. To learn more, http://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/mayor-deloach-to-give-the-state-of-the-city-address-thursday-feb-9th/

 
 
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

2017 InnovateHER COMPETITION

(ATLANTA, GA) SBA announces the 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

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
2017 GEORGIA LEGISLATIVE GUIDE AVAILABLE
(GEORGIA TREND) The 2017 Georgia legislative guide was recently released as lawmakers reconvened at the beginning of Jan. and began working on the new session. The guide contains contact information for legislators and other elected officials and a brief overview of the topics to be addressed. To read more, visit http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?i=379224&p=57#
GLOBAL TRADE EDUCATION WORKSHOP AT WTC
(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah will host the Global Education Program, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act – Compliance Awareness Workshop, on Feb. 16, 1 p.m. at the World Trade Center Savannah. Tickets are $50 per person. To register or learn more about the event, http://www.wtcsavannah.org
SAVANNAH SOCCER PLAYER INVITED TO MLS ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Caleb Drabek is going places with soccer. The 12 yr. old will participate in Atlanta United’s Youth Development Academy, the program that will develop talent for the MLS expansion team. For more information, visit http://www.wtvm.com/story/34381084/good-news-savannah-united-player-invited-to-mls-academy

SAVANNAH VISITOR CENTER LISTS HOTEL ROOMS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The main Visitor Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd keeps a file of daily deals for Savannah’s hotels, motels inns and B&Bs. Make sure visitors know about your rates and specials by faxing in your daily rate to 912-944-0441
 
 
 
CHATHAM COUNTY STORM RECOVERY COSTS TOP $36 MILLION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Chatham County’s budget for Hurricane Matthew is now $36.6 million, and the county’s chief administrator says that number could climb even higher. This new figure is now well over double what Chatham County officials initially estimated for the hurricane’s immediate costs. http://savannahnow.com/hurricane-guide-news/2017-01-27/chatham-county-s-storm-recovery-costs-now-top-36-million
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

SOUTHERN GATEWAY PRODUCTIONS 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 

(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 WEDDINGS MAGAZINE ON SALE NOW
(SAVANNAH, GA) From gown inspiration to creative elopements, Savannah Weddings Magazine Spring/Summer 2017 reveals the best and brightest of all things nuptial in the Hostess City. To purchase or learn more, visit http://shopsavannahmagazine.com/products/savannah-weddings-spring-summer-2017
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

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/

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

NEW JOBS THAT ARE SO 2017
(MONEY) 7 new jobs that reflect what’s important in 2017. To read more, http://time.com/money/4631366/new-jobs-2017/?xid=newsletter-brief
INTENSIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Savannah Yoga Center will hold an intensive 200 hr. 24-day yoga teacher training beginning Feb. 20. This training will inspire potential yogis to increase their own practice while learning the tools to share the gift of yoga to others. There a still a few spots available. More information can be found here: http://savannahyoga.com/pages/yoga-teacher-training-200hr-24days

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/

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

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

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/

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/

NATIONAL GREAT BLACKS IN WAX MUSEUM COMING TO SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Traveling Exhibit will be in Savannah at the Beach Institute Cultural Arts Center from Feb. 4 through Feb. 8. The Center will be open noon – 5:00 pm daily. Admission is free. For Group tours, call 912-335- 8868 To learn more about the exhibit,  http://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/the-national-great-blacks-in-wax-museum-coming-to-savannah/
CITY OF SAVANNAH SEEKS BUSINESSES FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The city needs help from the business community to provide hands-on summer work opportunities for high school students. Mayor Eddie Deloach and the city of Savannah will host a thank you reception Feb. 8 from 5:30-7 pm to thank last year’s participants and share upcoming plans for the program. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/member-news/city-savannah-seeking-business-participation-summer-internship-programs/
DIGITAL MARKETERS FIND NEW METHODS

(ENTREPENEUR) 5 tactics that haven’t worked for digital marketers until now.

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/

SOIREE TO CELEBRATE DAVENPORT HOUSE MUSEUM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enjoy an afternoon of merriment, fine spirits, and silent auctions celebrating the Davenport House Museum, at the inaugural Davenport Soirée, Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2-5 pm. Tickets are $95. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  www.davenporthousemuseum.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/

WEEKEND TO FEATURE ANTIQUES, ARCHITECTURE AND MORE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend, Mar. 3 and 4, is filled with luncheons, lectures, tours, a live auction, and cocktails in a historic mansion. Bring your treasures to What’s in Your Attic for valuation by professional appraisers seen on TV. Proceeds will benefit the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim houses.  http://savantiquesweekend.com/
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

PR EXEC TO BRING TIPS TO THE CLASSROOM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade PR, will present a Social Media tutorial to Georgia Southern students on Mar. 24. To learn more about Carriage Trade PR, please visit www.carriagetradepr.com
SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS

(INC) The No 1 Reason Why You’re Not As Productive As You Want To Be
http://www.inc.com/laura-garnett/the-number-1-reason-why-youre-not-productive-even-though-you-want-to-be.html 

PUBLIX SAVANNAH WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON & 5K SCHEDULED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K highlights Savannah’s beautiful Historic District in 13.1 miles of tree-lined streets and city squares on April 7-9. To learn more, visit http://www.savannahwomenshalf.com
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/

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/

RESCUE SAVES 9 SHIH TZUS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Pet Rescue team went into action on Jan. 27th to rescue nine Shih Tzus who had been seized from a local breeder. They were in extremely rough condition and it took a team of volunteers upwards of 6 hours to clean all 9 dogs. For more information or to donate to their care, visit https://www.youcaring.com/coastalpetrescue-746718
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