(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 13, 2017

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES™
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SEAFOOD OWNER EARNS THE MANTLE ‘SHAD MASTER’
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charlie Russo, Jr., of Russo’s Seafood, can tell you everything you might need to know about Savannah’s seasonal fish delicacy of Shad. To read more, visit
 


 
PR EXEC TALKS LIVE-STREAMING IN BUSINESS WORLD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young, CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations, presented to the Small Business Council SMART Luncheon on “5 things to know about live-streaming.” To watch the presentation, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of3s1z8vEqY


 
TAKE ON A SUMMER INTERN

(SAVANNAH, GA) The city of Savannah’s summer internship program will return this year and once again needs help from the local business community to provide hands-on summer work opportunities for high school students. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/member-news/city-savannah-seeking-business-participation-summer-internship-programs/
 
 
 
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
 
 

NEW SUPERINTENDENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Following the retirement of Superintendent, Dr. Thomas B. Lockamy, Jr., at the end of the 2016-17 School Year, the Board of Public Education is conducting a search for his successor. A third-party firm has been hired to aid in the search but SCCPSS has also announced a public survey to gain input into the top qualities desired in a superintendent. To read more or to complete the survey, visit www.sccpss.com.
BRING IN THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST
(INC) 6 Keys to Bringing In and Hiring Top Talent

http://www.inc.com/workpop/the-6-keys-to-bringing-in-and-hiring-top-talent.html

BIKE BEAUTIFUL BEAUFORT TRAIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) To get a taste of how other bike trails are making communities better, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign is organizing a trip to Beaufort’s Spanish Moss Trail on Sunday, Feb. 26. The ride is free but registration is required, to register visit, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-2017-bikecurious-ride-spanish-moss-trail-tickets-31541594759?mc_eid=08fa9719ff&mc_cid=e6b64bcf5c 
STATE OF THE CITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach presented his first ‘State of the City’ speech  at the Civic Center, and reviewed the accomplishments of his administration’s first term. To read more, visit https://savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/politics-local-govts/6514-in-state-of-the-city-speech,-mayor-deloach-announces-a-savannah-shines-campaign-and-citys-first-early-childhood-program-with-dr-tom-lockamy.html
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

TO DELETE OR NOT TO DELETE?
(BRAUDCAST) Crisis communications expert Gerard Braud asks media relations experts, “If someone writes something negative on your corporate Facebook page, should you delete it?” To watch video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsLOJ2_XQAs&list=TLGGZAAfkaW512kwOTAyMjAxNw
WTC WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON TRADE
(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
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/

WHY SAVANNAH LACKS BIKE TRAILS

(SAVANNAH, GA) John Bennett, Executive Director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, examines the reasons behind Savannah’s lack of bike trails within city limits and the economic benefits that go along with them. To read more, visit

http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/economic-benefits-of-bike-trails-are-passing-savannah-by/Content?oid=3983174

11 WAYS TO HIGHLIGHT YOUR REPUTATION ON LINKEDIN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations, provides a ‘how-to’ checklist all business professionals can benefit from on “11 ways to highlight your reputation through your LinkedIn profile” and how to leverage social media to grow your business. To read more, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-02-08/wright-11-ways-highlight-your-reputation-linkedin-0
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
5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS SECURE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Heather Radtke of the Savannah-based technology company, Speros, presents on a subject every business owner has to address, “5 Ways to Keep Your Business Secure.” To watch her presentation, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0-tvxNC1YA
MILLENIALS DUMP SOCIAL MEDIA FOR FASHION ADVICE

(PR NEWSWIRE) Fewer than 7% of Millennials surveyed in new fashion study reported that they are influenced by social media when deciding what apparel and accessories to buy. To learn more about this survey, visit  https://www.bulldogreporter.com/millennial-pr-twist-study-reveals-social-media-is-not-a-major-influence-on-gen-ys-fashion-purchases 

 
YOGA CENTER , TREE FOUNDATION PARTNER FOR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Yoga Center holds two commUNITY yoga classes a week, along with various events through the year, with all proceeds going toward a particular non-profit. From now until June 30, all fundraising efforts will be donated to the Savannah Tree Foundation. Find out more about this partnership at  www.savannahyoga.com/yoga-friends.

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/

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

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/

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

(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/

WomenHeart
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Joseph’s/Candler and The National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease announce an open house on Feb. 16 from 5-6:30 pm, to offer support and education for survivors of heart disease or those at a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. For more information, visit sjchs.org/womenheart
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 http://www.HospiceSavannah.org/fullcircle
DAVENPORT SOIREE 
(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 
DOING BUSINESS IN BELGIUM
(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah will host the Global Education Program, Doing Business in Belgium, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. at World Trade Center Savannah. For more information, visit www.wtcsavannah.org
THE HISTORY OF BASKETBALL
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School announces plans for a community-wide program on Thursday, Feb. 23 which highlights the history of basketball. The program, open to all ages, begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit https://saslions.com

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/

ANTIQUES & ARCHITECTURE

(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
PUBLIX SAVANNAH WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON & 5K 
(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. The event will also be featuring a fashion-fitness expo and post-race party. To learn more, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/publix-savannah-womens-half-marathon-5k-april-7-9/ or to register, visit http://www.savannahwomenshalf.com
DOGGIE CARNIVAL 

(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/

PR INTERNSHIP
(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/

MEET TALBERT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Talbert is your typical yellow lab: up for adventure or a good belly rub. He loves his twice daily walks and would do great in a home that will give him regular exercise to keep him physically and mentally fit. To get more information on adopting Talbert, visit www.coastalpetrescue.org
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