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

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COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

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WORRIED ABOUT ORAL CANCER?

CARS AND COFFEE BENEFITS BETHESDA ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Oglethorpe Driving Club Hosts Coffee and Cars at Bethesda.  All proceeds will benefit Bethesda Academy Academy. https://youtu.be/z4PzhPGWa24

SUBARU AIDS LOCAL CANCER CENTERS

(HILTON HEAD, SC)  Subaru of Hilton Head delivers blankets and craft kits to two local cancer centers. http://wsav.com/2017/07/06/hilton-head-cancer-patients-get-a-special-delivery-of-warmth-and-hope/

KOLE MANAGEMENT CO. NEW PROPERTY
(SAVANNAH, MACON) Kole Management Co. (KMC), a family-owned property management and investment firm based in Savannah, has acquired Riverstone, a 220-unit luxury apartment community in Macon, Ga. Riverstone, built in 2012, is located near the crossroads of Interstates 75 and 16 less than one mile from the city’s premier lifestyle center, The Shoppes at River Crossing. Kole Management is a family-owned company with a 25-year tradition of owning and operating well-maintained apartment communities. For more information on Kole Management, call 912-232-3555 or visit www.kolemc.com

EFFECT CHANGE, GENERATE CASH

(INC) Promising Industries for Millenial Entrepreneurs

CYBER SECURITY TIPS
(SPEROS) Tech experts in Savannah comment on the latest cyber attack: http://www.wtoc.com/story/35773031/tech-experts-in-savannah-comment-on-latest-cyber-attack

Keith Fletcher, Chief Operations Officer, of Speros


FIND A PLACE TO GO TO GET OFF THE STREET
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) The majority of young people who live on the street are there because they have nowhere else to go. Runaway and homeless kids are often endangered, with the risk of victimization on the street increasing for those who have been victims of abuse. Having a safe place for youth to find shelter is so important. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org 

 SPEROS EXECUTIVE JOINS TAG BOARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher, Chief Operating Officer of Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, has been selected to serve on the Savannah Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). TAG provides networking and educational programs for over 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. For more information, visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or visit www.speros.com .

LDSS CHATHAM’S CAMP BUDDY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host their ninth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Chatham County on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday, July 10, to Friday, July 21, at Marshpoint Elementary School. Camp times are 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for kids ages 3 – 5 and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. for ages 6 – 9. The curriculum is designed by occupational, physical, special education and speech therapists to bridge the gap created by summer break. Effingham Camp Buddy began earlier in June. For more information, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

$20K DONATED TO ACI
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah artist Jim Cone has presented a $20,000 check to the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center. Cone donated 50 percent of his profits from his first public fine art exhibition, which was held at 24e Design Co. on Broughton Street featuring drawings, paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces. For more information on the artwork, visit https://conecollection.com

Jim Cone donates $2,000 to Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute


BECOME MORE MINDFUL

MARCH AGAINST VIOLENCE TO SAV CITY HALL
(SAVANNAH, GA) An estimated two hundred people gathered on Thursday, July 6, to march in protest of the escalating violence in Savannah, and in honor of Scott Waldrup, who was killed in a deadly car crash following a shooting in City Market after July 4th festivities downtown. The march began at Sorry Charlie’s restaurant on Ellis Square and ended at City Hall, where the peaceful  protesters filled the council chambers to communicate the need for city leaders to increase their efforts towards finding solutions to violence in the city. For more information, visit:  http://wsav.com/2017/07/06/scores-march-on-savannah-city-hall-following-deadly-downtown-violence/

SPEED NETWORKING

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber will hold a speed networking session on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with the program at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 for Chamber members only. For more information or to RSVP,  http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/making-connection-speed-networking-august-30/

SITE CONDITION KEY IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION 
(THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP) The assessment of site conditions will be instrumental in developing the construction schedule as well as bids. Differing site conditions may cause schedule delays, cost increases and dangerous working conditions. They can also invalidate design assumptions, putting project performance at risk. For more information, visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

HOMELESS ON THE SOUTHSIDE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is invited to a charity auction July 22 to help raise money for the homeless on the southside of Savannah. Even with more than 3,000 homeless people, few resources — if any — are available on the Southside. Organizer Heidi Peterson, of the Southern Soul Survivors, knows this story first hand. “I am hoping to establish ourselves as a resource that provides clothing, hygiene products and, eventually, shelter and shower locations so that those in need might receive help.” For the full story, contact: Heidi Peterson at info@southernsoulsurvivors.org. For more info, www.southernsoulsurvivors.org

MEET THE ARTISTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is hosting a reception on Thursday, July 13from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for the newest mixed media show which features works by Liza Crowley Judson, Christina Edwards, and Doris Grieder. The summer show hangs through the end of September and, as always, a portion of sales will help provide the many extra services and programs offered by Hospice Savannah. For more information, visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery

SCHOOLS HOST LITERACY EDUCATION SEMINAR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools (SCCPSS) will hold a professional development seminar for educators on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, called “Experts at Your Door,” hosted in part by Scholastic. Literacy expert and author Dr. Ernest Morrell will provide over 300 teachers, administrators and literacy coaches with the best practices to transform students into “Super Readers.” For more information, visit: http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/default.aspx

HIDDEN COSTS OF PHARMACY BENEFITS
(SAVANNAH, GA) This month’s CFO Council breakfast meeting will take place Wednesday, July 19, at 7 a.m. at The Coastal Georgia Center on Fahm Street. Coffee and breakfast will be served at the event, followed by a presentation on “The ABCs of Rx Contracts – Show Me The Money.” For more information or to RSVP for the meeting, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/savcfocouncil/

CHARITY DATE NIGHT AUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees have chosen 20 of Savannah’s most eligible singles to participate in their fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction being held on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at Savannah Smiling Dueling Pianos. The Savannah Jaycees have also chosen six local charities to whom a portion of the proceeds from the auction with be donated. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2017/06/savannah-jaycees-announce-2017-charity-date-night-participants-auction-be-held-savannah-smiles

BOARD MEETINGS DON’T HAVE TO BORE YOU

$21K CHECK DONATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Each year Publix Super Markets Charities holds its “Food For All” campaign during the holiday season. Customers and associates can contribute to the campaign in $1, $3 and $5 increments, and the proceeds are distributed to organizations across America that fight hunger. This year’s donations included a $21,000 check presented to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. For more information, visit: http://www.wjcl.com/article/publix-donates-dollar21000-to-americas-second-harvest/10229255

CHAMBER POWER HOUR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Small Business Council announces that the SMART Luncheon Series has been rebranded as the Savannah Area Chamber Power Hour. For more info contact Stephanie Painter, Small Business and Events Manager, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, 912.644.6458 or visit www.SavannahChamber.com

HEALTHY SAVANNAH POWER HOUR 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber Power Hour is Tuesday, July 11, in the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at noon. Paula Kreissler, director of Healthy Savannah and Encourage Health, will present How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle While Working a 9-to-5-Job. $12 for Chamber members only. For details, contact Stephanie Painter at spainter@savannahchamber.com or visit  http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-smart-luncheon-july-11/

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF A SUMMER JOB?

(TIME) Celebrities and CEOs share stories from summer jobs that helped shape their careers

BOWLAPALOOZA KICKOFF AND AUCTION 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Ambucs will host its sixth Annual Celebrity BOWLAPALOOZA Kickoff Dinner and Auction Event on Wednesday, July 19, from 6-10 pm at The Savannah Golf Club on President Street. This event will be a fun evening with a full buffet dinner, DJ, silent and live suction items and a special presentation of an Amtryke (adaptive bicyle). Tickets are $40 or $350 for a table of 10. All proceeds will support Savannah Ambucus programs for people with different abilities. For more information, visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1784632051848208/?active_tab=about

CLEAR THE SHELTERS YAPPY HOUR
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Subaru of Hilton Head announces the July “Yappy Hour” will take place on Wednesday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the dealership located at 111 Drivers Way, Hardeeville, S.C. in the New River Auto Mall. To RSVP for “Yappy Hour,” please register at cleartheshelter.eventbrite.com

LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE 
(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on July 25 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/july-25th-quickbooks-online-statesboro/ 

‘BUSINESS ON THE MOVE’ TO MEET AFTER HOURS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council’s quarterly Small Business After-Hours networking event, now Business on the Move, will be held Tuesday, July 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Polished Beauty Lounge, 107 Whitaker St, #A. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for guests. For more information or to RSVP: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-presents-business-move-july-25/

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON 
(BLUFFTON, S.C.) The Ladies Lowcountry Luncheon – Summer Session will be held in Bluffton at the Hampton Lakes Lakehouse on July 28 by Aunt Laurie’s. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-summer-session-tickets-35372967498

TURTLE HATCHING
(SAVANNAH, GA) A Beachside Turtle-Hatching Experience: Ossabaw Island Loggerhead Turtle Overnight Trip is August 4 – 6, 2017. www.ossabawisland.net .

LEARN HOW TO USE LINKEDIN TO BUILD INFLUENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern present a class on Aug. 10th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn from LinkedIn expert and UGA SBDC Business Consultant, Peter Williams, as he presents his national program teaching easy to follow steps to build influence, promote business expertise, and maximize effective networking. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/using-linkedin-to-build-influence/

WOMEN IN BUSINESS 

Helen Stone will present at the Sandfly Women’s Business Owners Coalition Meeting taking place at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 24 at Bethesda Academy. To RSVP for the meeting, contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

INTRODUCING MITZI

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Mitzi, a 9-year-old female Shih Tzu mix looking for a home. Mitzi loves to dance and give kisses and she is great with dogs, cats and children. She does great on stairs and loves riding in cars. Not only would she brighten any home, but Mitzi has a reduced adoption fee because she is 9 years old. To view Mitzi and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-d-328-mitzi/
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