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

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES™
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LDSS NAMES 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) announces their 2017 Board of Directors. For more information, visit

NATIONAL MAGAZINE FEATURES SPEROS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher of Speros was recently featured by national tech magazine, Business Solutions. He was specifically chosen because of his innovative program that allows business owners to rent their hardware giving them access to state of the art tech at a fraction of the upfront cost. For more information, visit  http://speros.com/keith-fletcher-speros-featured-national-magazine-business-solutions/
FAIRGROUNDS PROPOSAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The former site of the Coastal Empire Fair could be turned into a film production site if state lawmaker Rep. Craig Gordon’s proposal is accepted. Savannah  attorney Charles Bowen represents Mr. Gordon. For more information, please visit http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-02-28/savannah-fairgrounds-site-eyed-film-production-complex

CHAMBER NAMES NEW AMBASSADORS COUNCIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce has announced their 2017 ambassadors council. Chamber ambassadors are goodwill representatives for the Chamber who work for business and community interests in the Savannah area. Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC has once again joined the ambassadors for 2017. For more information, please visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/new-members/chamber-welcomes-2017-ambassadors-council/#.WLRua6LeMJ8.facebook

ENMARKET RAISES $15,000 TO FIGHT OBESITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket has announced that during its recent campaign for The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), it raised $15,000 in support of the partnership’s mission to help solve the nation’s childhood obesity crisis. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-raised-15000-partnership-healthier-america-help-end-childhood-obesity/
HILTS RETIRES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Linda Hilts, executive director of Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, has announced she will retire after 20 years with the organization. Under Hilts’ leadership, Park Place Outreach has helped more than 6,200 area young people find emergency shelter and thousands more find stability through its non-residential programs. For more information, visit  www.parkplaceyes.org

OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The year-long fight to keep Savannah neighborhoods clean and reduce blight has kicked off this weekend and the Savannah Jaycees were out in force to clean up the walkway dozens of Butler Elementary students take every morning. For more information, visit

 
PORT OPERATION FOCUS OF ROBOTICS COMPETITION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Georgia Southern University STEM Institute present the 2017 MATE ROV competition, Port Cities of the Future on Saturday, April 22 at 9 am. Student teams will compete for overall highest points in a mission to maintain operations supporting the commerce, entertainment, health and safety of a thriving port. For more information, visit http://graysreef.marinetech2.org
SAVANNAH YOGA CENTER CELEBRATES 14 YEARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) March marks the 14th year Savannah Yoga Center has been a big part of the community. In honor of the love and support, they are celebrating all month long with sales, challenges, deals and all things 14! Follow SYC on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/savannahyoga/ and Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/savannahyogacenter/ for the daily deals and fun.

TIPS ON HOW TO BE HAPPY
(INC) 12 Habits of Happy People
http://www.inc.com/jonathan-alpert/the-12-habits-of-happy-people.html?cid=hmside4
SAVANNAH OBGYN LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Alan Smith, co-founder of Savannah ObGyn, announces the launch of their new practice website designed by Speros. By utilizing Speros website design and carrier management services, Savannah ObGyn was able to realize significant monthly savings from their previously bundled package that was tied into their phone bill. For more information, visit www.speros.com
HURRICANE DAMAGE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hurricanes may only be an imminent threat for a short time but their effects on your home can be long lasting and costly. In Chatham County alone, costs are now estimated at close to $37 million dollars. Full Turn Services’ water intrusion division is the biggest in the area. Problem Solved. For more information, visit www.fullturnservices.com
DISTILLERY OPENS IN DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) After three years of hard work, planning and construction, Ghost Coast Distillery has begun production on some of the finest spirits in the Southeast, right in the heart of Downtown Savannah in their newly renovated 17,000 sq. ft. facility. Guests can select from two historic tour options to see the facility and taste-test the spirits. Felder & Associates was the architecture firm that repurposed the building. Updates include installing two large storefront windows to shine light on the eye-catching large copper stills and other equipment, removing a small patio area, replacing doors and windows and applying new paint and signage. For more information, visit https://ghostcoastdistillery.com

SALICYLIC ACID: FRIEND OR FOE?
(SAVANNAH, GA) Salicylic Acid is a common ingredient seen in acne products. To learn more about this ingredient, what it is, and how it treats acne, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzk3PSA2uSY. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com/
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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

TEA AT MRS. DAVENPORT’S
(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum will host a special Tea program Thursdays and Fridays in March (2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23 and 30) at 5 p.m. Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. Tickets are $18. For more information, visit  http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/ 

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Grab your gal pals and head to “Steel Magnolias,” opening March 3 at 7:30 and running through March 12 at Asbury Memorial Theatre in Savannah. As Clairee might say, “You’re gonna love it more than your luggage.” Tickets are available at the door and online at http://asburymemorial.org/theatre/
LEGAL RISKS OF LIVE-STREAMING
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen, of The Bowen Law Group, will present the second in a two-part series, The Legal Risks of Live-Streaming Videos, at the Small Business Council Smart Luncheon on Tuesday, March 7 beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit  http://www.savannahchamber.com/for-members/business-calendar/530
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) The teen board at the Ronald McDonald House has planned a cornhole tournament to raise funds for the House on Saturday, March 11, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Forsyth Park. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/ronald-mcdonald-house-coastal-empire-cornhole-tournament-set-march-11/.

MARYLAND NATIVES INVITED TO MIXER
(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
 
 
 
TIPS TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS
(FORBES) Top 3 Selling Techniques

https://www.forbes.com/sites/georgedeeb/2017/03/01/the-top-3-selling-techniques-which-is-best-for-your-business/#6f6af8324f56

EATING SERIES OFFERS GARDEN-TO-TABLE TIPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Mindful Eating series offers mindfulness tools to approach food and eating (habit) patterns with new awareness, intention and attitude. On March 23, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Baha’i Unity Center, 2416 Waters Avenue, learn how we begin to live garden to table. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit https://events.blackbirdrsvp.com/mindful-eating-series
PR EXEC TO BRING KNOWLEDGE 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
FLY IN
(MIDWAY, GA) Grass Strip Foundation presents its 8th Annual FLY IN & Open House on March 25. Fly or drive to Berg Park Aerodrome 9GA2 – Unicom 123.00 or drive to 580 Old Gress Island Road, Midway, GA 31320. Call Steve Berg for more information, 912-884-8666. Donations are encouraged. For pilots: Nonprofit dedicate to vintage and general aviation aircraft and their preservation.
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
NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society presents the Night of Champions gala on Thursday, May 11 at 6 pm. The event recognizes area businesses that employ differently abled adults, including those with Down syndrome, and celebrates the contributions made by these employees. Table Sponsorships ranging from $200 to $5,000 and individual tickets are available. Sponsorships and contributions are tax-deductible. For more information  please visit  www.nightofchampions.org
ADD TWINKLE TO YOUR HOME

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Twinkle, a one year old, female cat who is alive because of the kindness of strangers. Twinkle is great with children and would make a great addition to any home. To view Twinkle and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-136-twinkle/
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