(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 29, 2018

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COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

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 HESS TO SPEAK AT WORKING FAMILIES NETWORK
(SAVANNAH, GA) Trevor Hess, of Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, will be the keynote speaker at the Working Families Network meeting Feb. 1 at the Wesley Community Center in Savannah. Hess will discuss the benefits of developing a business model to support nonprofit organizations. The working families collaborative of more than 45 organizations tries to build the capacity of community-based organizations to help low-income residents achieve economic mobility. For more information, visit  www.junkluggers.com.
Trevor Hess Headshot

Trevor Hess


THAYER NEW COO OF PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) A new Chief Operations Officer has been named at Peacock Automotive, which is headquartered in Jasper County. Retail automotive veteran, Jim Thayer has more than 30 years of experience in the retail automotive business and has started immediately at Peacock Automotive, overseeing operations of dealerships in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. For more information visit  www.peacockautomotive.com/

Jim Thayer, COO, Peacock Automotive


NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED BY SPEROS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Camens Architectural Group is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the visually striking site provides clients with a fully interactive and inspiring experience during the home design and build process. For more information, visit camensarchitecturalgroup.com or speros.com

OPEN FOR BUSINESS™: 
2018 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations® and Cecilia Russo Marketing announce the 2018 Open for Business™ Online Social Media Article Review Series, where we will review current marketing articles that will help your business become more competitive. Think of this as a new-age book club. We will meet the last Wednesday of each month at noon, on a Facebook Livestream. What’s this month’s topic? Social media trends for 2018 and how to incorporate into your marketing. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/144658929530395/

PREPARING FOR AND HIKING 

THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

(HILTON HEAD, SC) “Discussion on ‘Preparing for and Hiking the Camino de Santiago’ will be presented on Thursday, March 8 at 5:45pm at Outside Hilton Head. Marjorie Young will share her experience on preparing, packing, training and hiking the ancient 500-mile trek through northern Spain. RSVP to Olivia Baddley at olivia@outsidebrands.com. The event is free to attend. https://vimeo.com/251088160


FOR A FULFILLING 2018, TRY THIS
(INC) Science shows this type of tool can increase calm, focus and well-being. https://www.inc.com/elisa-boxer/this-fun-5-minute-technique-can-help-you-your-kids-feel-better-in-2018.html

FILM INDUSTRY BRINGS $137 MILLION TO LOCAL ECONOMY LAST YEAR
(BiS) Entertainment industry contributes $137 million to Savannah economy in 2017: http://savannahnow.com/news/2018-01-27/entertainment-industry-contributes-137-million-savannah-economy-2017

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance will meet Thursday, February
22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 7126 in the Academic Commons building (the main building) at Savannah Technical College. Parking is in the visitor parking next to the school entrance. All those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to share their updates, discuss their goals, and brainstorm ways to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050

HEARTS FOR HEALING GALA
(FAITH EQUESTRIAN THERAPEUTIC CENTER) Did you know… most children with disabilities have limited activities outside of the home.  Faith Equestrian fills a Gap in our community by giving this under served population of children a place to learn, grow and thrive in a safe, fun, environment. A place they can call their own. Please support this cause by attending the Gala on the second annual Hearts for Healing Gala on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. Please purchased tickets at http://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/

SANDFLY WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS COALITION SUPPORTS NATIONAL READING DAY AT HANCOCK DAY SCHOOL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women Business Owner’s Coalition supported literacy efforts on National Reading Day, Tuesday, Jan. 23, by spending time at Hancock Day School reading to first- and second-grade students. Dr. Angela Canfield, a coalition member, said: “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 on National Reading Day, visit https://national-reading-day.org/. To view the days event, visit:  http://www.wtoc.com/story/37332178/hancock-day-school-participates-in-national-reading-day

Dr. Angela Canfield Reads To Hancock Day School Students


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL’S JOSH REDDICK VISITS BETHESDA ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Major League Baseball’s Josh Reddick, Houston Astros’ Right-Fielder, presented “Pitching Success” to Bethesda Academy Students on Tuesday, Jan. 23.  Reddick, who was born in Savannah and attended South Effingham High School in Guyton, spoke to students during Bethesda’s Chapel time. Reddick spoke about hard work and dedication being his key to success, in spite of people telling him he could not make it as a pro-baseball athlete. For more information on Bethesda Academy, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.
Josh Reddick Visits Bethesda Academy

Josh Reddick Visits Bethesda Academy


SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is hosting two free workshops, Understanding Business Financials, on Thursday, March 1 or 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.513 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Suite M. Space is limited. To apply, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/small-business-success-academy/

GEEKEND THIS WEEKEND! 
(SAVANNAH, GA) This February 2 and 3, join Savannah’s movers, makers, doers, thinkers and creators at this two-day conference for tech and innovation. Geekend showcases the best and brightest from tech, education, design and business building products, companies and experiences in Savannah and beyond. Featuring keynote speaker Jesse Cole, owner of the Savannah Bananas and author of Find Your Yellow Tux and Pitch Circus, Savannah’s answer to Shark Tank where six startups compete for $5,500 in prizes. Free public events on Friday and Saturday include an Hour of Code workshop, AR/VR Showcase, Indie Game Arcade, and the ProjectMQ Indie Game Awards, where attendees will have a chance to win a Nintendo Switch, sponsored by Avant Games, and other games and merchandise. Discover more and buy your tickets now at www.geek-end.com

SAVANNAH BOOK FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 11th annual Savannah Book Festival runs from Thursday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 18. For more information or to see the complete schedule for the free author sessions on Saturday, Feb. 17, visit  https://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

2018 GenerationNEXT HONOREES HONORED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Morning News and Business in Savannah for the eighth year in a row recognized Savannah’s top up-and-coming business leaders during the annual GenerationNEXT Rising Stars of Business reception. A special congratulations to: 

A HIRING PROCESS THAT WORKS

(INC) In building your team there is a huge difference between good, better, and best. https://www.inc.com/carter-and-courtney-reum/there-is-no-i-in-entrepreneur-hiring-in-todays-startup-world.html?cid=readmoretext1

ENMARKET OPENS NEW LOCATION IN SWAINSBORO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Enmarket Stations, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a new full-sized convenience store in Swainsboro, Ga. Located at 609 S. Main Street, the 4,300-square-foot market features a variety of healthy and flavorful food options and provides 20 fueling positions that offer gasoline, diesel, off-road diesel and ethanol-free fuel. For more information, visit www.enmarket.com.
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Enmarket Store in Swainsboro


THREE DAYS LEFT: 

18 DAYS OF THE NEW YOU SKINCARE GIVEAWAY
(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 our “18 Days of the New You” Skincare Giveaway and offering tips for keeping your skin healthy all year long. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology/

FELDER & ASSOCIATES CHOSEN AS ARCHITECT FOR POOLER CATHOLIC CHURCH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Pooler Catholic Community announces that Felder & Associates has been chosen as the lead architect for the Corpus Christi Catholic Church project and that they have now broken ground to begin construction. The $4.2 million project is expected to be complete by the fall of 2018. The new 17,000-square-foot pastoral multipurpose building will be used for worship, pastoral offices and religious education until a sanctuary is built at an unspecified time in the future. For more information visit http://www.poolercatholiccommunity.org/home.html or www.felderassociates.net

BUILDING LOCAL “BUZZ” FOR YOUR BUSINESS  

SOLD OUT
(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

4 PIECES OF CAREER LAUNCHING ADVICE FOR MILLENIALS

(INC) Success doesn’t start with degrees or skills. It starts with getting your head in the game. https://www.inc.com/wanda-thibodeaux/4-pieces-of-career-launching-advice-every-millennial-should-hear.html

CELEBRATION OF LOVE GALA FEBRUARY 2
(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.

WOMEN’S DAY 2018
(SAVANNAH, GA) Irene Wood, LPC, the Director of Clinical Services at Coastal Harbor Health System, is the keynote speaker for the 4th annual Islands Women’s Day on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Road. The event also includes break out sessions on financial wellness, mindful eating, healthy relationships, finding balance in your life and more. Individual tickets are $20 and include lunch. For more information, call 912.897.1133 or visit http://redeemersav.org/ministries/womens-day/

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.

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 9.  Don’t miss out.  Tickets available at Hearts For Healing Gala – Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center: 

https://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/?utm_source=January+8%2C+2018&utm_campaign=JAN+8+2018&utm_medium=email


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.

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. 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/

ANTIQUES & ARCHITECTURE WEEKEND
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Second Annual Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend will be held on March 2 and 3. This antique appraisal fundraiser is surrounded by events with tours, speakers, presentations on antiques, architecture, and interior design. Meet celebrity TV stars and appraisers, and have your own treasures appraised. All events benefit the The Green-Meldrim House and Andrew Low House Museum. Details and tickets: www.SavAntiquesWeekend.com

4th ANNUAL HOOPS FOR HORIZONS – MARCH 3

(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.

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.  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.

INTRODUCING FARRIN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Farrin is a 10 week old male, lab puppy who is in need of a forever home. Farrin was left with his 4 siblings in December and was dehydrated and not eating. Farrin and his siblings were nursed back to health. He is sweet and gentle and loves puppies and children. To view Farrin and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-452-farrin/
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