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

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


CAMP BUDDY
(SAVANNAH, GA-WTOC) Camping is all about the experience, and in Savannah this week, children with different abilities are having the time of their lives learning with their buddies. The camp, run by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, helps children with Down syndrome retain information they learned during the previous school year and gets them ready for the upcoming one. Camp Buddy for Chatham County began on Monday, July 10, and will continue through Friday, July 21 at Marshpoint Elementary. For more information, visit:

 http://www.wtoc.com/story/35869059/good-news-camp-buddy


SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL AIDS ‘KIDS CAFE’

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, has announced her offices will be collecting donations in July and August for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program, which helps feed area children who have limited food to eat during the school year. For more information, please visit

http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com or


GOLF OUTING FOR A CAUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 14th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 9 a.m. at The Club at Savannah Harbor. The entry fee of $100 includes lunch, prizes and beverages on the course; $125 also includes two mulligans and more. For more information or to register to play, visit http://www.robbiegolf.com/. Learn more about Hospice Savannah at https://hospicesavannah.org

SUBMIT TO THE TLC COVER PHOTO CONTEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Tourism and Leadership Council is looking for a cover photo for the 2018 edition of Savannah: A Southern Journey, a visitors guide for guests in Coastal Empire lodging properties. Submit photos that capture a distinctly Savannah scene by Sept. 1, 2017. For rules and submissions, visit www.tourismleadershipcouncil.com/southernjourneycover

DEWITT TILTON GROUP DONATES ROOF TO SAVANNAH JAYCEES  
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a commercial construction firm in Savannah, donated their services to the Savannah Jaycees to rebuild a BBQ pit roof that fell during stormy weather. Guerry Lumber, a Lumber Company that has served Savannah since 1927, and ABC Supply, the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States, have also donated materials to the project.  For more information, please visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com  or http://savannahjaycees.com.

GUEST DINNER PROGRAM AT PPO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, a support shelter for at-risk children and teens, will launch a guest dinner program in August to connect its residents with community leaders. Every other Wednesday night, children and teens who are living in the shelter will prepare a meal and invite a guest speaker to join them for dinner. Ann Levett, superintendent of the Savannah-Chatham public schools, will speak at the first guest dinner program on Wednesday, Aug. 9.  For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Every sixty minutes, a person dies from oral cancer. The disease is typically associated with long-term tobacco use, but it is becoming more frequent in young adults who have never smoked. Learn more from Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental and Premier Dental Designs: http://www.wtoc.com/clip/13488732/dr-canfield

COMPLEX QUESTIONS IN ENTERTAINMENT LAW

(BOWEN LAW GROUP) Complex questions routinely arise in the entertainment field and may cause many challenging issues regarding financing, production and licensing. For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/


DR. THOTA ELECTED ROTARY DISTRICT GOVERNOR

(BRUNSWICK, GA) Rotary District 6920 is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Hamsa Thota of the St. Simons Island Rotary Club as the new District Governor for 2017-2018. Dr. Thota will oversee 3200 Rotarians in 63 clubs in the central, south-central, southeast and coastal Georgia areas. For more information, visit: http://www.rotarydistrict6920.net

ECONOMIC IMPACT ON SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen presented “The Economic Impact of the Entertainment Industry on Savannah” to the Hinesville Rotary Club on July 11. Bowen is recognized within the Savannah film community for his formation of the Savannah Film Alliance and as owner of Southern Gateway Production Services. Click here to see Bowen’s presentation https://youtu.be/gvK_hIm7CyQ

BETHESDA ACADEMY FOOTBALL TEAM DONATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, with Sandfly Family Dental, will donate custom-made mouth guards to the Bethesda Academy football team. Canfield will take impressions of the players’ teeth at Bethesda on July 27. In total, Canfield will donate $19,360 to the football players of Bethesda. The warranty also pays $1,093.75 per injured or replaced tooth and up to a maximum total liability of $35,000 per incident. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

 WTOC’S JODY CHAPIN RETIRES

(SAVANNAH, GA) After more than 30 years with WTOC, Jody Chapin says goodbye.

http://www.wtoc.com/story/35871266/after-more-than-30-years-jody-chapin-says-goodbye


RAISING YOUR FIRST ROUND OF OUTSIDE CAPITAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) For many entrepreneurs, finding outside funding is a necessary but mysterious first step to launching or growing their new ventures. James Flannery, of ATDC Georgia Tech, will demystify the process through a talk about the types of investors that exist, the time it will take to raise and the documentation you’ll need. Questions are welcome. 1 Million Cups, 2222 Bull Street, Upstairs at Bull Street Labs. 9a, July 26th. FREE. www.1millioncups.com/savannah

ECLIPSE TO OCCUR AUG. 21
(TIME) A total solar eclipse occurs at a given spot on the planet only once every 375 years. Here’s why: http://time.com/4834676/total-solar-eclipse-2017-rare/?xid=newsletter-brief

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH NEW MEMBER SOCIAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah is hosting a networking event for prospective members at Kayak Kafe Midtown on Thursday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. Kayak Kafe Midtown is located on 5002 Paulsen Street. For more information on the event and the Junior League, visit https://www.jrleaguesav.org

SAVANNAH RANKED THIRD BEST CITY IN U.S.
(SAVANNAH, GA) “From New York to Santa Fe, Honolulu to Nashville, American cities represent some of the world’s most thriving hubs for art, culture, music and incredible regional cuisine.” Of all of these cultural centers, Savannah is ranked third by Travel and Leisure. To read more, visit: http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/cities-in-us#santa-fe-new-mexico

GEORGIA’S FILM INDUSTRY IMPACTS ECONOMY
(OFFICE OF THE GOV.) Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia film and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion in fiscal 2017. This includes $2.7 billion in direct spending. Read the full press release at https://gov.georgia.gov/press-releases/2017-07-10/deal-film-industry-generates-95-billion-georgia%E2%80%99s-economy

NEW PRESIDENT OF DEFENSE LAWYERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sarah B. “Sally” Akins, a partner at Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams in Savannah, was installed as the 50th President of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association during the organization’s Golden Anniversary Annual Meeting. For more information, visit  http://www.gdla.org/

NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 CLASS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia is seeking nominations for Class of 2018. Applications are due Aug. 4. Online
form:  http://www.lsega.com/

TIPS FOR “POSTS ON GOOGLE”
(INC) How To Use Google’s New “Posts on Google” Feature

KEEPING CARRIAGE HORSES COOL
(WSAV) Savannah carriage companies committed to keeping horses cool this summer. http://wsav.com/2017/07/07/new-efforts-underway-to-keep-carriage-horses-cool-in-savannah-streets/

ROTARY HOSTS NAMESAKE OF ‘CHARLIE TWO SHOES’ MOVIE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah recently hosted Charlie Two Shoes Tsui who is the subject of Stratton Leopold’s upcoming feature film. Read more about this at  http://savannahnow.com/accent/column/news/2017-07-01/bunny-city-rotary-hears-about-charlie-two-shoes-and-his-marines

HEALTHY SAVANNAH SURVEY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Since 2007, Healthy Savannah has been dedicated to making Savannah and Chatham County a healthier place to live. Follow this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KCZ3W2D to complete a short survey and help the Healthy Savannah team strengthen their strategic plan. For more information, visit

WORKING WOMEN IN NEED CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) AWWIN (Assisting Working Women In Need) will celebrate 17 years on Aug. 17 at the Coastal Georgia Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a day of inspiration. Keynote speaker is Ann Levett, Savannah Chatham schools superintendent. This is a free event, but RSVP is required. Vendor tables available at $75. For more info: 912-659-0241 website http://www.handsonsavannah.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=12902

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


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 .

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

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, followed by a presentation on “The ABCs of Rx Contracts – Show Me The Money.” For more information or to RSVP, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/savcfocouncil/


SAVANNAH JAYCEES 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 on Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 314 Williamson St. The Jaycees have chosen six local charities toreceive a portion of the proceeds. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2017/06/savannah-jaycees-announce-2017-charity-date-night-participants-auction-be-held-savannah-smiles

HELPING THE HOMELESS ON THE SOUTHSIDE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is invited to a charity auction July 22 to help raise money for homeless people 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,” Peterson said. For the full story, contact: Heidi Peterson at info@southernsoulsurvivors.org. For more info, www.southernsoulsurvivors.org

SUMMER AND JOBS


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/

CLEAR THE SHELTERS: YAPPY HOUR
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Subaru of Hilton Head will host “Yappy Hour” in conjunction with the Clear the Shelters initiative on Wednesday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the dealership at the New River Auto Mall in Hardeeville, S.C. “Yappy Hour” is free and open to the public and their pets. Guests will enjoy food from Skull Creek Boathouse and live entertainment from Brad Wells and are encouraged to bring donations for local animal shelters. Animal rescue staff also will be on site with pets available for adoption. For more information on the event and wishlist donation items, visit the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1447889955513756/permalink/1692288937740522/

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

SNAPCHAT DOESN’T HAVE THIS
(MASHABLE) Instagram’s New Feature

SEE TURTLES HATCH

(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. 10 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

WOMEN IN BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Helen Stone will present at the Sandfly Women’s Business Owners Coalition meeting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Bethesda Academy. To RSVP, contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

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/

MEET CHRISSY, LEADER OF THE PACK 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chrissy is a female american bulldog mix who is about 6 months old and currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. She loves to play and her siblings tend to follow her lead. Chrissy is current on shots and come with a microchip. To view Chrissy and other dogs and cats available for adoption, visit:

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