(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 10, 2017

SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES™
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RAFFLE SUPPORTS FOOD BANK
(SAVANNAH, GA) America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is raising funds with a raffle for a trip for two to Tuscany. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $100 each. The winning ticket also receives $2,000 cash, which may be used toward airfare, shopping, dining or excursions. Proceeds from the raffle provide hunger relief for those in need. To buy a raffle ticket or to get more information, visit http://www.helpendhunger.org/event/tuscany-raffle/

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Jaycees volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank on Saturday. This group of young professionals ages 21-40 have a mission to inspire leadership development through community involvement. For more information, visit savannahjaycees.com
 
PRO-BUSINESS BILLS
(SAVANNAH, GA) During the 2016-17 Georgia General Assembly, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs staff effectively lobbied for the passing of legislation that supports Savannah area businesses. Read more about HB 125 at
GETTING OUT OF THE MILITARY?
(FORBES) 8 Great Jobs for Veterans
TIPS FOR PASSWORD PROTECTION
(SAVNNAH, GA) Lauren Dingus, web and graphics designer at Speros, shares tips on creating and maintaining passwords for your personal online accounts.

 

 
 
ATTORNEY BOWEN PAYS IT FORWARD 
(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Charles Bowen, founder of The Bowen Law Group, realizes the importance of educating our youth. He spends his spare time coaching local high school students in statewide mock trial competitions and volunteers with the Georgia bar’s mentorship program. For more information, visit

www.thebowenlawgroup.com

 
 
1 MILLION CUPS ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION  
(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups has been meeting in Savannah for more than two years to help grow Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join entrepreneurs at a new location (previously at the Creators’ Foundry) to share ideas to grow business and our community. No cost. Location: Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull Street. Every
Wednesday9-10 a.m. See the speaker line up:

YOGA BENEFITS MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Yoga exercises increase physical fitness, discipline the mind and make you more focused and confident as well as cure health disorders and give you a calmed and relaxed mind, elements that are equally, if not more, relevant to military personnel. Savannah Yoga Center offers military discounts to all members of the armed forces and accepts MyCAA money for teacher training programs. For more information, visit:

 

NLAWS PRODUCE@HOME RIBBON CUTTING  

(SAVANNAH, GA) NLAWS Produce has launched a new division, NLAWS Produce@Home, that allows customers to place online grocery and produce orders to be delivered to their doorstep. A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony were held at the new 3,215-square-foot operation at 701 US-80 West #51, Savannah, GA 31408. Guests were invited to tour the facility and enjoy a light lunch. Spotted photos can be found here: http://beta.spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries?groupId=681912. For more information, http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-03-30/nlaws-produce-launches-home-delivery-service or visit their site directly at https://www.nlawsathome.com/

KEEP YOUR HOME REMODEL ON BUDGET 
(SAVANNAH, GA) A recent survey showed that only 36 percent of all home owners stay on budget during a remodel or renovation project. With a Lead Problem Solver assigned to each account, Full Turn Services guarantees their quotes will not go up mid-project. For more information, visit www.fullturnservices.com
HOMELESS CAMPS IN SAVANNAH
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Savannah has about 20 homeless camps, containing an estimated 955 people, mostly located beneath and around highway overpasses on the east and west sides of downtown. The larger homeless population is estimated to be about 4,000, which includes people who are in and out of homelessness and people temporarily without a home. In Chatham County, 54 percent of homeless are men, 28 percent female, 10 percent female kids and teenagers and 8 percent male kids and teenagers. For more information, visit
PRECIBALL USA WILL HOLD GRAND OPENING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Preciball, the world leader in the manufacture and supply of industrial ball bearing products, plans to open its first North American distribution center in Pooler in April. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the more than 40,000-square-foot building will take place on Tuesday, April 11, at 11:00 a.m. at 90 Columbia Drive, Pooler, GA 31322. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/preciball-usa-announces-grand-opening-new-distribution-center-pooler/

 
  
MONEY SAVING APPS
(TIME) From maximizing your credit cards to financial planning, these 36 apps have been identified as top picks for saving money. http://time.com/money/4715103/best-apps-to-save-money/?xid=newsletter-brief
BUILDER WINS NATL AWARD FOR PRECIBALL PROJECT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a Savannah-based commercial construction company, has been recognized by Star Building Systems with a 2016 Master Builder Award for its Preciball building project. The 40,000-square-foot facility in Pooler, Ga., is the North American distribution center for Preciball, the world leader in the manufacture and supply of industrial ball-bearing products. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call (912) 777-3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

BUSINESS PROFILE WITH ANGELA CANFIELD

(SAVANNAH, GA) This week’s Open for Business Interview was with Dr. Angela Canfield from Sandfly Family Dental. She hosted the Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition and gave us a special tour of her office. https://youtu.be/9xEDNu51Bo4?t=4m16s

STRESS AFFECTING YOUR SKIN?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Courtney Zechman of Low Country Dermatology looks at the relationship between stress and your skin to come up with plan to help you look your best in her article for the Savannah Morning News. To read more visit, http://savannahnow.com/accent/2017-03-20/your-skin-taking-beating-stress or for more information, visit http://lcderm.com/

‘NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS’ MAY 11

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will present 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

CAREER DAY APRIL 20

(SAVANNAH, GA) Haven Elementary School will hold its Annual Career Day on Thursday, April 20. Professionals from various fields will share their educational background and their professional experiences with students in 2nd thru 5th grade. Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations will be presenting about Marketing. For more information, visit www.cissavannah.org

 
HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF ‘UNOFFENDABLE’
(INC) And Still Maintain Your Confidence
MS BENEFIT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA, will host a party on Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in support of the MS Society’s 2017 Walk. The event includes cocktails, a silent auction and live music from Liquid Ginger. All proceeds are in honor of Team Don Logana. For more information on Team Don Logana, visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/GAAWalkEvents?team_id=510732&pg=team&fr_id=28340

EARTH DAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The city of Savannah will present Earth Day Festival 2017 on
Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park. This free event includes interactive art, workshops and free bike valet as well as local food vendors and a variety of exhibits. To learn more about Earth Day Savannah, including volunteer opportunities, visit: www.earthdaysavannah.org.
HELP END HOMELESSNESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Union Mission for a fund raising event, Raising Hope, on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah. The keynote speaker, Bertice Barry, will share her inspirational message of hope and the importance of community support in ending homelessness. To purchase tickets, please visit the Union Mission website http://www.unionmission.org or call (912) 236-7423.

  

NOMINEES WANTED FOR 40 UNDER 40
(GEORGIA) Every year Georgia Trend honors the state’s best and brightest under 40. If you or someone you know makes a difference in the community send their nomination to Georgia Trend by April 28th. For more information, visit http://www.georgiatrend.com/40-Under-40-Nomination-Form/
GEORGIA SOUTHERN MBA OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia Southern University College of Business Graduate Office will host an informative MBA open house on Tuesday, April 18 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah 31401. College representatives will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information, call 912.478.5767, or visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/new-members/georgia-southern-hold-mba-open-house-april-18/
JEWELS AND JEANS FUNDRAISER TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Help fight childhood hunger in the Lowcountry and join America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and Bank of America in their annual Jewels & Jeans fundraiser Thursday, April 20th from 7-10 p.m. There will be fabulous food, drinks, music, and a silent auction to benefit those in need. With only 100 tickets left, buy your ticket before they’re sold out. For more information: http://www.helpendhunger.org/event/jewels-jeans-2017/
SAVANNAH VOLUNTEER AWARDS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 38th Annual United Way HandsOn Savannah Volunteer Awards Celebration is set for Wednesday, April 26 at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St, Savannah, GA 31401, from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. All nominees will be announced and award winners will be recognized for going above and beyond. Lunch is included. To purchase tickets, visithttp://www.uwce.org/event/38th-annual-united-way-handson-savannah-volunteer-awards-celebration/
CHANGE YOUR SHOES, CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire (RMHC) will host its fourth annual Wine, Women & Shoes, on Thursday, April 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, located at 2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401. With 11 pouring stations set up featuring 30 different wines, as well as food from over 16 local restaurants, the signature fundraiser for the RMHC is a night of tasteful fashion for a good cause. For tickets or more information contact RMHC® at 912.350.7641 or on the web athttp://winewomenandshoes.com/savannah
“FEED THE HUNGRY” DOCUMENTARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Technical College’s Georgia Film Academy class will screen the documentary “Feed the Hungry: the Vision, the Outreach, the Community Changer” on Friday, April 28 at the Savannah Technical College auditorium. The screening begins with a red carpet photo op at 6 p.m., the documentary showing at 7 p.m. and a Q & A session at 7:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. Reservations required with a donation to Feed the Hungry, Inc. Call 912.436.7380 for tickets. To preview the student-produced documentary, visithttps://vimeo.com/207498878
 
CAMP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Camp Aloha, to be held May 5 – 7, is for children ages 6 – 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. More information, videos and the camper application form are available at www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha.
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/
LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on May 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Developed for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a hands-on approach to learning the features and functions available to QuickBooks online users. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/may-9th-quickbooks-online-savannah/.

SCOUTING FOR A PET?
(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Scout, a male, golden retriever mix from currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue who is approximately 2 years old. Scout is great with other dogs and children and loves to cuddle and give kisses. To learn more about Scout and other cats and dogs available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-083-scout/
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