(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, March 25, 2019

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RUSSO’S FRESH SEAFOOD IN BLUFFTON TO OPEN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Third-generation “fishmonger,” Charles Russo III will open Russo’s Fresh Seafood in Bluffton, a 4,050-square-foot production facility and and wholesale market, this summer. For 73 years, the Russo family has been serving and providing “boat to table” seafood to the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry. For more information, please visit https://www.islandpacket.com/news/business/article227130764.html?fbclid=IwAR1fi3_sjQku7EdsbqKg_mVm1oR3gx6ZSN7AVF5SJGfzqIODgWhln-8iKsU

2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH KICKS OFF MARCH 28

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket will present the selected speakers for its sixth annual Encourage Health Educational Series during a kick-off party Thursday, March 28, at Cha Bella Restaurant, 102 East Broad St. The launch party will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and is free to the public. Light appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar will be available. RSVP here! More information is available from Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org Encourage Health

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY AND JASPER COUNTY OPEN NEW LOCATION

(HARDEEVILLE, SC) The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry and Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County opened a new location at Hardeeville Elementary. Peacock Automotive is a proud supporter of the Boys and Girls Club. For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County visit, www.bgcjaspercounty.org or the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry visit,  www.bgclowcountry.org. For more information on Peacock Automotive visit,  https://www.peacockautomotive.com

FIFTH ANNUAL LOUISE LAURETTI HOOPS FOR HORIZONS – MARCH 30 

(SAVANNAH, GA) he fifth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 30, at Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Drive. Local basketball legends Larry “Gator” Rivers and Dale Parker will be honorary co-chairs of this year’s event. For more information, please visit www.horizonssavannah.org  Horizons Savannah

SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS DONATES TO BETHESDA ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia presented a $3,000 donation to Bethesda Academy. This donation will directly support Bethesda’s scholarship program. The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia has a long history of supporting Bethesda Academy. For more information visit http://www.wtoc.com/2019/03/14/ga-society-colonial-wars-presents-bethesda-academy-with-k-donation/

The Society of Colonial Wars of America Present Check to Bethesda Academy

CAPTION: (LEFT TO RIGHT) John Reddan, Director of Institutional Advancement of Bethesda Academy, Allen Williams, Governor General of the Society of Colonial Wars of America, Dr. Michael Hughes, President of Bethesda Academy, and Robert Groves, Deputy Governor General of the Society of Colonial Wars.


ENMARKET OPENS ON POOLER PARKWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, a Savannah-based chain of convenience stores, built a new 6,366-square-foot store on Pooler Parkway across the street from the soon-to-open St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler Campus.The new store features the chain’s first drive-through window, serving fresh food and beverages from Enmarket’s proprietary restaurant, The Eatery. It also features touchless restrooms, exposed ceilings, spacious parking and outdoor seating. For more information, visit https://csnews.com/enmarket-opens-its-first-store-drive-thru  Enmarket Pooler Location Exterior

SHERRY DANIEL JOINS BOARD FOR PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. For more information, visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9058-march-19-roto-rooter-ceo-sherry-daniel-appointed-to-park-place-outreach-board-of-directors.html

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah


MARCH OPEN FOR BUSINESS® ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) What’s this month’s topic? We will be talking about how to successfully manage issues or crises on social media. Please note, this month, our session will begin at 10:30 a.m. rather than noon. Grab a cup of coffee and join us! Our article is: https://econsultancy.com/social-media-issue-crisis-management-four-stages/ Be sure to weigh in on the topic either in the Facebook event or using the hashtag #VisTeam2019. For more information, visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/417320049002245/ Open for Business

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR TENTH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is asking for nominations for its 10th Annual Night of Champions celebration scheduled for May 9. The event recognizes employees with different abilities in the Savannah area who excel in their workplace and their employers who have come to understand the value and importance of inclusive employment. Employee nominations may be submitted online until Friday, March 29. To nominate an individual, please visit https://nightofchampions.org/nominations/ 

CELEBRATE TRIUMPHS OF THOSE WITH DOWN SYNDROME

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kayla Johnson, Executive Director of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), shares her story in this beautiful article regarding World Down Syndrome Day. Read the full article here: https://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20190320/kayla-johnson-column-celebrate-triumphs-of-those-with-down-syndrome-and-their-families

Kayla Johnson, Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society


BLUFFTON ENTREPRENEUR STARTS EMPOWERMENT MOVEMENT FOR WOMEN DURING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

(BLUFFTON, SC) Local entrepreneur and well known Lowcountry native, Latia Nelson has launched a women’s empowerment statement t-shirt line called, Bossè Sociètè. Bossè Sociètè is an initiative geared towards all women, with the purpose of spreading self-love, self-awareness, and self-acceptance among women. The t-shirts feature bold declaring statements that promote positive affirmations to shape self-perception and self-esteem. Bossè Sociètè will be releasing new designs every month. To be featured on Bossè Sociètè’s Instagram, those who support the movement are encouraged to use the hashtag girlpower and tag @bossesocietebrandapparel in their posts. Statement t-shirts are now available for purchase at www.bosseapparel.com

FREE ORAL HEALTH SCREENINGS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that the month of April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? In the United States, one person dies every 60 minutes because of oral cancer. In an effort to help people detect the disease early on which can increase survival rates to as much as 90 percent, Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental and Premier Dental Designs is offering free cancer screenings at both locations on Thursday, April 11 and Thursday, April 25. The exams only take a few minutes, but they normally cost as much as $80. While the screenings will be free, an appointment is necessary. For more information in Rincon, please contact Premier Dental Designs by calling (912) 826-4037 or visiting http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/. For Savannah residents, please call (912) 349-0472 or visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/  Angela Canfield

GEORGIA JAYCEES ANNOUNCE OUTDOOR RAFFLE

(GEORGIA) The Georgia Jaycees have launched the Georgia Outdoor Raffle with 52 opportunities to win prizes throughout the year. This raffle supports the Georgia Jaycees’ mission to provide development opportunities that empower young professionals in Georgia to create positive change. There are two prizes left for March: Bose noise canceling headphones and season passes to Six Flags. Read about all of the prizes here: https://go.rallyup.com/georgiajaycees Tickets can be bought from Cynthia Cradduck at 912-856-9075 or c.n.cradduck@gmail.com

COLONIAL GROUP AND ENMARKET SHOW SUPPORT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Rob Demere, president of Colonial Group, Inc., and Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket stations, have pledged significant support for the Savannah Philharmonic to be used for the upcoming 11th season. The funds will go toward supporting the Picnic in the Park and the popular holiday series. For more information about the Savannah Philharmonic, including their community outreach, please visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org/. For more information about Colonial Group, Inc. and Enmarket, please visit www.colonialgroupinc.com/

CHATHAM EXCHANGE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESSES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group is making great progress on the brand new Chatham Exchange located on the corner of Chatham Parkway and Highway 17. This retail center will be up and running before we know it! For more information, please visit dewitttiltongroup.com 

REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP ALOHA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle Grief and Loss counselors and volunteers facilitate a weekend overnight camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. Camp Aloha runs from the evening of May 3 through the afternoon of May 5. For more information, please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha

UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE NEW HIRE

(BRYAN COUNTY, GA)  United Way of the Coastal Empire recently hired Mary Fuller as the organization’s Area Director in the Bryan County office. Fuller will be responsible for the daily operations of the office, working with nonprofit partners, businesses, local government, and service organizations to meet the needs of the local community.  To learn more about United Way of the Coastal Empire, visit www.uwce.org.

LIBRARIES ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Live Oak Public Libraries is accepting donations of gently used books, DVDs, and audiobook CDs to support the Library’s collection and library partnerships with community organizations. Donations must meet specific criteria that can be found online. Those interested in donating or wishing to learn more can find additional information here: https://liveoakpl.org/connect/donate

CHAMBER POWER HOUR

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Chamber’s Small Business Council at The Grand Lake Club at Southbridge for a lunch-and-learn and networking opportunity on April 2. This event is open to Chamber Members for $12, for information on becoming a chamber member contact Cynthia at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com. To RSVP to the event, visit

PUBLIX SAVANNAH WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON & 5K AND GIRLS ON THE RUN

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K highlights Savannah’s beautiful Historic District with a brand-new course winding 13.1 miles through tree-lined streets and city squares. Race day is Saturday, April 6. Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry is an official charity of the race. There are special rates for people who want to support Girls on the Run. When you register, you can get 5% off when you use the code, GOTRFUND. For more information visit, http://www.savannahwomenshalf.com

BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet up with other Savannah Chamber members at April Business Connection on April 11 at the Savannah Country Club. Bring a stack of business cards to exchange while you’re networking at one of Savannah’s most historic golf venues. This event is open to Chamber Members for $10 or guests for $25, for information on becoming a chamber member contact Cynthia at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com. To RSVP to the event, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/april-business-connection-at-savannah-country-club-april-11/

ENTERTAINMENT INCENTIVES EXTENDED

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) “Savannah did not become a preferred filming destination based solely upon Mother Nature’s bounty. While warm weather, beaches, forests, creeks, and marshes (not to mention some of the most beautiful architecture on the planet) can offer up a feast to any camera’s lens, the truth is that the lifeblood of the film industry is illusion.” Read Charles Bowen’s full article on the extended entertainment incentives and how to make them work for you in this Connect Savannah article: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/entertainment-incentives-extended/Content?oid=11799688

Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen


PROSPERITY THROUGH TRADE

(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) will host its inaugural Prosperity Through Trade luncheon Thursday, May 9, 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Chief Operating Officer of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Network, Carol Sawdye, will be the keynote speaker. WTCSav will also present the World Trade Center Savannah International Business of the Year Award to a regional company demonstrating excellence in international trade. To purchase tickets, visit www.wtcsavannah.org/events . For more information, contact LeAndrea Mikell at  lmikell@wtcsavannah.org.

TASTE OF DOWNTOWN BUSINESS CONNECTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber for its 18th annual Taste of Downtown Business Connection on May 16, presented by Bank of America, bringing more than 40 member restaurants to historic Johnson Square to share small bites and sips of menu item favorites. With around 2,000 expected attendees, Taste of Downtown is the Chamber’s biggest (and most delicious) networking opportunity of the year! For more information visit, http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=149

THANK YOU GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Gulfstream Aerospace is one of the Excellence Sponsors for the 2019 Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) program. Gulfstream produces the world’s most advanced business aircraft, with innovations from nose to tail and wingtip to wingtip, all while offering unmatched global product support and service. Gulfstream strives to strengthen the communities where its employees live and work. For more information, please visit http://www.gulfstream.com/

HOLES FORE HEROES – MAY 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Georgia Apartment Association will host its third annual Holes Fore Heroes golf tournament benefitting the NLF Veteran’s Village on May 17. The tournament will take place at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Sponsors’ deadline to sign-up is May 3, and golfers may register until May 10. For more information, please visit https://www.coastalga-apt.org/events/2019holesforeheroes

BEAUFORT’S FIRST REALITY TV SHOW

(BEAUFORT, SC) Local entrepreneur Brittney Hiller has partnered with local network WSCG TV, to create FlowCounty.  FlowCountry is a locally filmed 30 minute reality tv style show that will highlight yoga, wellness, and alternative health insight. FlowCountry is estimated to reach over 800,000 viewers. For more information, please contact Brittney Hiller at hello@effervescenceyogaspa.com or 843.263.0320

MEET APOLLO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Apollo! Apollo is a 9-month-old male Jack Russell Mix.  Apollo has LOTS of energy and loves to play with toys, and balls, and run through the tunnel in the play yard. But, he’ll also curl up with you a good snuggle session after all of that vigorous playtime. Apollo’s adoption fee has been generously sponsored! For more information on Apollo or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-549-Apollo/
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