(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 17, 2017

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‘NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS’
(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

PRECIBALL USA OPENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Preciball USA, the world leader in the manufacturing and supply of industrial ball bearings, became the newest Pooler resident on Tuesday as officials cut the ribbon to the company’s new North American distribution center in the Westside Business Park on Highway 80. The Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah recently completed construction on a 40,000 square foot building which has received several awards for the commercial construction project. For more information, visit

 
COLONIAL GROUP LAUNCHES YACHT CENTER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Colonial Group of Savannah is spending $50 million to transform the former Intermarine shipping yard on Lathrop Avenue into a world-class yacht repair and refit facility. To read more, visit  http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-04-08/passage-tax-bill-savannah-yacht-center-become-reality

HUNTER HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING
(SAVANNAH,GA) The Tuttle Army Health Clinic at Hunter Army Airfield recently unveiled a new 3-D Tomosynthesis Mammography unit. Hunter provides medical care for more than 56,000 people. For more information from the ribbon cutting ceremony, visit
FOOD BANK INCREASES SERVICES
(SAVANNAH, GA) America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia held a ribbon cutting on a 10,000 square foot volunteer center. Colonial Group Inc. sponsored the addition which will increase the Food Bank’s services by approximately 10 percent. For the complete story, visit http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-04-13/america-s-second-harvest-coastal-georgia-opens-new-volunteer-center
HEALTHY LUNCH & LEARN
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Encourage Health Education Series begins on Tuesday, April 25 with Dr. Patricia Stewart and Margaret L. Clay presenting “AROMATHERAPY: How are Essential Oils Making a Place in Healthcare?” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lecture will be hosted at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah. Attendance is free and open to the public. RSVP to http://healthysavannah.org/events/the-science-of-aromatherapy-to-enhance-health-relaxation-and-inner-peace/
YOGA: KEY TO LONGEVITY?
(SAVANNAH, GA) In a recent article published in the United Kingdom, (
http://metro.co.uk/2016/02/23/this-100-year-old-yoga-loving-grandma-is-the-ultimate-fitspiration-5713327/ ) a 100-year-old grandma, Jean Dawson, credits yoga for her health and vitality. She began her yoga journey at the age of 67 and has moved forward ever since. Savannah Yoga Center celebrates yogis of all ages with an array of gentle classes to get you started. Like Jean says, “It’s never too late to think about your health, and age should never be a factor.” To learn more about classes offered at Savannah Yoga Center:
 
BOWEN LAW GROUP ON BANK REGS
(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) As one of The Bowen Law Group’s biggest clients, banks can rest assured that Charles Bowen and his litigation team members are well versed in the unique regulatory framework of commercial banks, investment banks, and other asset-based lenders. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com
 

TASER REBRANDS, LAUNCHES PR CAMPAIGN
(TIME) A police tech company is rebranding with a new name and a bold marketing initiative to provide police departments across the country with free body cameras. Read more at http://time.com/4726775/axon-taser-free-body-cameras-police/



JOIN ENTREPRENEURS AT 1 MILLION CUPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups is a weekly meet-up to connect and help grow Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Be active in the regional community and share your ideas and experiences and be surrounded by like-minded folks who care about Savannah’s future success. Each week an entrepreneur presents a business idea or concept, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. No cost. Location: Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull Street. Every Wednesday 9-10a. See the speaker line up: http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

PAY ONLY PART OF HOME RENOVATION UPFRONT
(SAVANNAH, GA) A good rule of thumb is to only pay the contractor 30-50% of the total project upfront; if your contractor asks you to pay more, you should walk away. Problem Solved. For more information, visit www.fullturnservices.com
 
 
ROTARY SEEKS ‘PLAY IT FORWARD’ SPONSORSHIPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah is recruiting sponsors for the annual Play It Forward event that raises funds for at-risk youth in the area. Sponsorship dollars, at a variety of levels, support Mayor Deloach’s Summer Intern program for 11th and 12th grade students. Contact the Play It Forward committee at RotariansPIF@gmail.com for more details or to become a sponsor: https://www.facebook.com/Rotarians-Play-It-Forward-362452323450/
PEPSI AD MISSES THE MARK
 (TIME) Pepsi Pulls Controversial Ad After One Day

http://time.com/4726500/pepsi-ad-kendall-jenner/?xid=newsletter-brief

HOMELESSNESS HAPPENS TO GOOD PEOPLE
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Myth: Runaway and homeless youth are ‘bad kids.’ They are typically good kids caught in bad situations. For more information, visit
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.

  

 
SMALL COMPANIES, BIG IMPACT
(FORBES) Creative Ways for Micro Companies to Give Back
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/
CAREER DAY 
(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
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/
50 JOBS ON LIST FOR EARLY RETIREMENT

(TIME) Is your profession on the list?

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, visit https://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 
(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/.

UNDER WATER EXPLORATION TO BE LIVESTREAMED
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m., Georgia Public Broadcasting and the University of Georgia (UGA) Marine Education Center and Aquarium will be live streaming a virtual tour of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the UGA Aquarium. Divers and biologists will be available to answer questions. To register a class for this educational event, visit http://www.gpb.org/education/explore/grays-reef?platform=hootsuite&utm_medium=email&utm_source=GovDelivery 
JUST ADD SUNSHINE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Jethrine is a 2-year-old female tabby ready for a new home. Her orange coat matches her sunny disposition and her love to bask in the sun. To view Jethrine and all animals available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-019-jethrine/
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