(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 8, 2018

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We’ve had a wonderful year with you, Savannah. Helping to publish 251 news releases in 2017 is quite an accomplishment, and we’ve picked some of our highlights to share. Thank you for your support and for letting us be a part of your business‘ marketing team. We’re sorry we weren’t able to share everyone’s stories in this five-minute clip, but we promise to keep the good news coming! Here’s to 2018! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ay8adGQGEA&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=January+8%2C+2018&utm_campaign=JAN+8+2018&utm_medium=email

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY ANNOUNCES 
NEW YEARS GIVEAWAYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s a new year, and if one of your 2018 resolutions isn’t to take better care of your skin, then go ahead and add it to the list! Low Country Dermatology is going to help you start off the new year right with the “18 Days of the New You” Contest by offering our tips for keeping your skin healthy all year long. They will also be giving away a little treat every day for their followers. They will be posting the prizes for the next 18 days, so stay tuned. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology/

EFFINGHAM CHAMBER EVENT: JAN 25

PREMIER DENTAL DESIGNS
(RINCON, GA) The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced the first 2018 Afterhours will be held on Thursday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Premier Dental Designs, located at 5871 GA Highway 21 S, Rincon, Georgia 31326. Enjoy an evening of refreshments, door prizes and networking with other Chamber members. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet Premier Dental Designs’ newest team member, Dr. Kate Sundin. Dr. Sundin received her doctorate of dental surgery
from the University of West Virginia. There is no cost to attend the event. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/760556457475336/

2018 AUTISM CONFERENCE MARCH 2
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save The Date: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is hosting their third annual Autism Conference on March 2, 2018. There will be workshops and learning opportunities for parents, caregivers, educators and, of course, individuals with any level of autism. For more information, please visit http://www.2018autismconference.com/

FOURTH ANNUAL HOOPS FOR HORIZONS

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The fourth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Savannah Country Day School. Honorary tournament chair and basketball celebrity Larry “Gator” Rivers, former Harlem Globetrotter, will be on hand sharing coaching tips and motivation for all players.  Named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014, this tournament is an opportunity to bring together players of all ages and abilities, local Savannah Basketball Legends and Horizons supporters to celebrate Louise’s lifelong love of learning and her legacy at Horizons.  The event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to teams of boys and girls grades fifth through adults.  For registration, a youth team, which includes 5th through 12th graders, are $50; teams with 18 year-olds to 30-year-olds are $75, and if the team is over 30 years old, the registration is $100.  For more information, to register a team, sponsor a youth team or sponsor the event visit www.horizonssavannah.org

or call 912-961-8854.

PEACOCK MASERATI AND PEACOCK ALFA ROMEO
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive announces the addition of a new Maserati and an Alfa Romeo dealership at the Peacock Auto Mall in the Savannah-Hilton Head area.  Peacock Maserati has opened as the first and only dealership in the Savannah, Ga., and Hilton Head, S.C., area to offer the luxurious car-buying experience of the signature Maserati brand. The new 18,000 square foot dealership will offer a large selection of new and pre-owned Maserati luxury vehicles, including parts and service. Peacock Automotive is also pleased to announce that Peacock Alfa Romeo has opened at the Peacock Auto Mall, joining Alfa Romeo of Savannah, located at 10 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah, in offering premiere sales and service of the signature luxury vehicles. For more information visit http://www.peacockmaseratihiltonhead.com or http://www.peacockalfaromeohiltonhead.com,  or call 843-208-1500.

5 SECOND RULE TO FIGHT PROCRASTINATION

(INC) A unique approach to eliminating procrastination and taking immediate action in life.https://www.inc.com/carol-sankar/how-to-kick-habit-of-procrastination-in-5-seconds-according-to-a-bestselling-author-top-speaker.html

FELDER & ASSOCIATES 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is celebrating its fifth year of bringing clients’ visions to life. Specializing in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building, and neo-traditional building, the firm has an extensive background working with owner-occupied- private, commercial and residential properties.  Several recognizable buildings in Savannah the firm has worked on include The Grey, the Bouhan Falligant corporate office, the Atlantic, and Vic’s on the River.  For more information visit www.felderassociates.net.

INTERN LIFE
(SAVANNAH, GA) 20 Tips for being a successful intern: https://carriagetradepr.com/carriage-trade-public-relations-internship-program/

CHATHAM COUNTY IN 2018
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Morning News reached out to community members for their New Year’s resolutions. Read some of their hopes, wishes and dreams for 2018 or share your own at

http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-12-31/peace-unity-and-fun-big-hopes-and-dreams-abundant-chatham-county-2018


LANDON PEACOCK’S SURVIVOR STORY
(SOUTH MAGAZINE) Landon Peacock, Chair of this year’s Open Your Heart Campaign, shares his story with South Magazine.  To read the article, visit http://www.southmag.com/Jan-Feb-2018/Survivors/

AMERICAN RED CROSS YOUTH HERO NOMINATIONS EXTENDED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia is accepting nominations for Youth Hero Volunteer Awards until January 15, 2018.  To nominate a Youth Hero today visit www.redcross.org/southeastgeorgia

ACHIEVE EVERY GOAL YOU’VE SET THIS YEAR


HEARTS FOR HEALING GALA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a non-profit organization founded to improve the quality of life for children with special needs through the therapeutic nature of horses, announces will hold their second annual Hearts for Healing Gala on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. The evening will include dinner, dancing and live music from the John Brackett Quartet. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the silent auction; the reception will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Gala are $150 and may be purchased at http://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/ For more information on sponsoring the Gala or any aspect of the equestrian program, call 912.728.3728 or visit https://faithetc.org

NATIONAL READING DAY JANUARY 18
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women Business Owner’s Coalition will promote literacy efforts on National Reading Day, Jan. 18, by spending time at Hancock Day School reading to first- and second-grade students. “Our hope is to gather other entrepreneurs in the area to join us for this worthwhile cause,” said Dr. Angela Canfield, a coalition member. “We are excited to share our love for reading with these young students, and what better gift can we give to our children than the encouragement of literacy?”  For more information, contact Angela C. Canfield DDS at molar799@yahoo.com

DR. HUGHES SPEECH FOR SAVANNAH ROTARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Michael Hughes, president of Bethesda Academy, presented “Turning Boys into Men: Leadership Training in the 21st Century” for the Savannah Rotary Club of Savannah South.  To hear the speech, visit https://youtu.be/rAc5cPpeWZM

SPEROS ENCOURAGES SENATE TO FOCUS ON SAVANNAH AS TECH CORRIDOR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah and Augusta have been named by a Georgia Senate committee as areas to establish information technology corridors. Keith Fletcher, the COO of local business technology firm Speros, has been a vocal advocate for Savannah as the ideal location for a corridor and the many benefits it would bring. Industries that could benefit from – and contribute to – a tech corridor’s success included logistics, maritime, hospitality and gaming. For more information, visit http://savannahnow.com/news/2018-01-02/savannah-named-focus-area-tech-corridor

JEFF’S BEVERAGE IN RICHMOND HILL 
(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Jeff’s Beverage broke ground on the new 12,304-square-foot store for the Richmond Hill area. Jeff’s Beverage will have an open floor plan with a humidor, custom coolers and storage along with office space, restrooms and a private second story conference room. The Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah will begin construction immediately, and the project is scheduled to be completed in July 2018. For more information, please visithttps://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/jeffs-beverage-hired-the-dewitt-tilton-group-to-build-new-12304-square-foot-facility/?

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST ANNOUNCE 2018 CLASS
(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia is pleased to announce 30 program participants from across the region have been selected for its class of 2018. The five-month program is designed to equip and empower community leaders to work to promote positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

FINALLY STARTING YOUR BUSINESS THIS YEAR?

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY PRESENTS TOYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology presented over 30 donated gifts to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, marking the fourth straight year the practice has held a holiday donation drive to benefit the non-profit.  The donations raised by Low Country Dermatology will help stock a “holiday store” for families who use the Ronald McDonald house.  For more information visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html

SANTA’S HELPER: SAVANNAH RIVER LOGISTICS 
(BiS) Portside: Savannah River Logistics ramped up, growing. By Mary Mayle: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-12-14/portside-savannah-river-logistics-ramped-growing

SAVANNAH FEATURED IN VOGUE

(VOGUE) Vogue magazine published a list of its top 5 most popular online stories of 2017, featuring “Is This Old Southern Town the Next Brooklyn?” at number three. Read the feature on Savannah and the other top 4 stories for the year at https://www.vogue.com/article/top-travel-stories-year-in-review

FINDING AN INTERNSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) 10 Tips on landing a dream internship: https://carriagetradepr.com/carriage-trade-public-relations-internship-program/

GARBAGE FACTS: DID YOU KNOW?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Americans throw away enough garbage every day to fill 63,000 garbage trucks, which if lined up end to end for an entire year would stretch halfway to the moon. The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire serves as an environmentally friendly junk removal company. For more information, please call 912-712-0227 or visit www.junkluggers.com

VISIT SAVANNAH SHARES HOTEL/MOTEL UPDATE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Review the hotel/motel tax and occupancy rate for October 2017 at http://www.savannahchambernews.com/visit-savannah-news/hotel-motel-tax-occupancy-update-october-2017/


SANDFLY BUSINESS OWNERS PRESENT TOY DRIVE DONATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA)  During the month of December, ten businesses in the Sandfly community held a toy drive for the children of Urban Hope and families at the West Broad Street YMCA.  Used toys were collected at Sandfly Family Dental for the Kids Helping Kids Program of the West Broad Street YMCA. New toys were also collected for Urban Hope.  For more information about these programs and how you can help visit http://www.westbroadstreetymca.org/ and https://www.urbanhopesavannah.org/.

SAVANNAH’S WONDERLAND
(SAVANNAH, GA) Check out drone footage from Will Turner of Savannah in the snow: http://savannahnow.com/news/2018-01-05/video-drone-footage-savannah-snow#

THE IMPORTANCE OF A MORNING ROUTINE
(INC) Morning routines and healthy sleep habits help Casper co-founders stay productive throughout the day. https://www.inc.com/cameron-albert-deitch/why-these-casper-co-founders-swear-by-their-morning-routine-hint-its-not-just-sleep.html?cid=hmsub3

CECILIA RUSSO TURNER TO BE HONORED APRIL 20, SAVE THE DATE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save the Date for American Red Cross Youth Hero Volunteer Awards Breakfast honoring Youth Heroes for their volunteer work on Friday, April 20, 2018.  The event will also honor Cecilia Russo Turner, youth mentor, community advocate and Youth Hero event originator.  For more information or to sponsor a table contact esther.sheppard@redcross.org or 912-651-5349.

POWER HOUR GOES BANANAS
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, Jan. 9, the Savannah Area Chamber hosts the next Power Hour luncheon and networking opportunity for Chamber small business owners and employees at Tubby’s in Thunderbolt. Cost is $12 per person which includes a marketing presentation from Savannah Bananas’ owner Jesse Cole and lunch by Tubby’s. For more information, contact Brooke Phillips at 912.644.6459 or make a reservation at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=84

HOCKEY BUSINESS CONNECTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber announces is hosting its first business connection for 2018 on Thursday, January 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Enjoy an ice-level view of of a Super Goose hockey scrimmage while networking with fellow business professionals. Cost is $15 for Chamber members and $30 for member guests. Make a reservation at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=83

HOSPICE SAVANNAH ART RECEPTION


DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Award winning producer/director Chris Schueler is hosting a two-day intensive seminar on documentary production set for Jan. 12 and 13 at Savannah Technical College. The $100 class includes sessions on budgeting, fundraising, creative design, preproduction, production, and distribution options. To register, http://www.christopherproductions.org/comingup.php. For more information, text 912.433.5196.

WANT TO LAUNCH A BUSINESS?
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE is offering a one day workshop, Business Launchpad 2018, on Saturday, Jan. 20 in the SCORE Conference Room, 111 E. Liberty Street. Cost to learn the basics of opening, growing and operating a successful business is $40 for Chamber members and $49 for non-members. Fee includes all workshop materials, lunch and beverages. Call Savannah SCORE at 912.652.4335 to reserve a seat. For more information on SCORE, visit https://savannah.score.org/about-us-24

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY IN 2018


BUILDING LOCAL “BUZZ” FOR YOUR BUSINESS,  

JAN 30, 2018 CLASS
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Did you know that 74% of consumers cite “word-of-mouth” as a key influence in their decision making? However, most businesses leave so much good news on the table. Learn how to build a positive reputation simply by leveraging the great content that already exists in your business and in your marketing. Marjorie Young – a veteran public relations consultant – shares  five secrets for creating positive word-of-mouth for your business, so that you will thrive and grow

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces plans for a series of 6 workshops designed for existing and new business owners, which kicks-off on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the SCORE Conference Room, 111 E. Liberty Street. This first session focuses on tips for effectively managing cash flow. For Savannah Chamber members, cost is $10 per session or $45 for all 6 sessions. Call Savannah SCORE at 912.652.4335 to reserve a seat. For more information on SCORE, visit https://savannah.score.org/about-us-24

CELEBRATION OF LOVE GALA FEBRUARY 2ND

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter will hold its 2018 Celebration of Love Gala to commemorate its 33rd anniversary on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island. Park Place Outreach, at 514 E. Henry St., provides temporary shelter support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. This annual gala is one of their biggest fundraisers throughout the year. For more information visit https://one.bidpal.net/celebrationoflove/welcome.

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce announces plans for the 2018 Economic Outlook Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Westin Harbor from noon – 1:30 p.m. Attendees will be given the 2018 Economic Trends booklet, compiled by research from Georgia Southern University. Register by Feb. 2 at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=74 or call Margaret Mary Russell at 912.644.6432 for more information.

SAVANNAH-CHATHAM DAY 2018

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Chatham Day is set for Thursday, February 15 in Atlanta. The cost to attend the Savannah Chamber-member only event is $125. Reserve your spot at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=72 or contact Jared Downs at 912.644.6406 for more information.

SCORE MENTORS TO BE PRESENTED AWARDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian will be recognizing Denis Healy and Michael Siegal at the Hearts for Healing Gala on February 9th.  Don’t miss out.  Tickets available at Hearts For Healing Gala – Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

MINDFULNESS IS SO 2017


INTRODUCING POPPERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Poppers, a 10 month old female Spaniel mix.  Poppers is very sweet, well trained, and plays well with other dogs.  To view Poppers and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-471-poppers/


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