(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 1, 2019

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SECOND LECTURE OF 2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES FOCUSES ON FOOD INSECURITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Food insecurity issues in Savannah was the focus of the second presentation of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series. The presenter was Desirae Suggs, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica who is studying to become a registered dietitian. She is a certified personal trainer who has an interest in nutrition and fitness following weight problems she faced earlier in her life. To watch the full lecture, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWf6iNHDLdw 

Desirae Suggs, Enmarket Encourage Health Series


BO BOWEN ON SAVANNAH’S GROWING ECONOMY

(SAVANNAH CEO) Check out what Bo Bowen of The Bowen Law Group has to say about Savannah’s growing economy in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/06/charles-bowen-bowen-law-group-savannahs-growing-economy/ 

Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen


APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR FREE MOUTH SHIELD PROGRAM FOR LOCAL SPORTS TEAMS – DUE TODAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sports teams in the Savannah area are invited to apply for free custom-fit mouth guards for their upcoming season courtesy of Angela Canfield, a local dentist who operates Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon.Canfield will accept applications until Monday, July 1 for the 2019 Canfield Mouth Shield Program, which will provide mouth guards in team colors, valued at up to $10,000, for the team chosen for the program.For more information or to apply, visit https://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/mouth-shield-program/  Angela Canfield

EQUIPMENTSHARE BREAKS GROUND

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) EquipmentShare, a national equipment rental business, broke ground on a new facility, located at 145 Thunderbird Dr., Richmond Hill, GA. This facility will be used as an equipment rental facility, as well as, one of their installation centers for their Tech company, Equipment Share Track. The Dewitt Tilton Group is the contractor for the project. EquipmentShare is a contractor-focused equipment rental business, giving contractors access to an extensive construction fleet. The company also offers technology solutions and other services to the contracting field. Founded in 2014, it operates 26 facilities in 11 states. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/06/equipmentshare-breaks-ground-new-rental-equipment-facility-richmond-hill/ 

LEFT TO RIGHT: Jonathan Miller, Director of Construction (EquipmentShare); Billy Meadows, Territory Manager (EquipmentShare); David Brown, Director of Business Development (EquipmentShare); Matt Hicks, General Manager (EquipmentShare); Chris Tilton (The Dewitt Tilton Group); Kim Thomas (The Dewitt Tilton Group); Councilman Bill Donahue (Richmond Hill); Suzanne Meadows (The Trisha Cook Team of Keller Williams Realty)

LEFT TO RIGHT: Jonathan Miller, Director of Construction (EquipmentShare); Billy Meadows, Territory Manager (EquipmentShare); David Brown, Director of Business Development (EquipmentShare); Matt Hicks, General Manager (EquipmentShare); Chris Tilton (The Dewitt Tilton Group); Kim Thomas (The Dewitt Tilton Group); Councilman Bill Donahue (Richmond Hill); Suzanne Meadows (The Trisha Cook Team of Keller Williams Realty)


OPEN FOR BUSINESS® FOCUSES ON BUSINESS GOALS

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) The June session of Open for Business® focused on business goals and how to achieve them. Check out this recap video from last month’s session: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/346814392659566/  

SPEAKER SELECTED FROM ST. ANDREW’S

(SAVANNAH, GA) Grace Sotomayor-Mantri, St. Andrew’s School Spanish teacher, was selected to present at the 2019 TEDx Savannah conference this summer. She shared her thoughts on the theme of Southern Momentum. View her presentation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbB6hx_p8bA&feature=share 

AGING IN PLACE: RENOVATION TIPS TO UPDATE A HOUSE FOR STAYING LONG TERM

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s something no one wants to talk about. Where will you (or your parents) go when you “outlive” your home? Stairs and narrow showers aren’t the most accommodating options for individuals in the older years. Sherry Daniel, owner and CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, shares her tips for staying in a home through the aging process in this article published in Mechanical Hub: https://mechanical-hub.com/aging-in-place-ways-to-update-a-house-for-staying-long-term/ 

Sherry Daniel, Roto Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

Sherry Daniel, Roto Rooter Plumbers of Savannah


LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA GRADUATES CLASS OF 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) Twenty-five business and civic leaders from 10 southeast Georgia counties graduated from the 2019 session of Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA), wrapping up with a session in Chatham County. The five-month program, which is in its 20th year, is designed to connect and inspire engaged community leaders to improve the overall quality of life in Coastal Georgia. The group’s fifth and final session included discussions of health and infrastructure, featuring tours of ongoing projects in Savannah, the Waters Professional Health Services Building on the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University, and the Georgia Ports Authority as well as Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Nominations for the 2020 LSEGA program will open on Monday, July 1. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9281-june-19-leadership-southeast-georgia-graduates-class-of-2019-after-studying-healthy-communities-and-infrastructure-in-chatham-county.html

LSEGA Class of 2019

LSEGA Class of 2019


LDSS HOSTS CAMP BUDDY 2019 IN EFFINGHAM AND LOOKS AHEAD TO CHATHAM COUNTY CAMP 

(CHATHAM AND EFFINGHAM COUNTIES) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host its eleventh annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Chatham County later this month. The Effingham County camp was held June 24-28. In Chatham County, it will be held July 8-19. Camp Buddy offers programs to prepare children for the upcoming school year with the goal of promoting information retention from the previous year. Special education teachers along with occupational, physical and speech therapists have worked to design a customized curriculum for the program. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2019-2020 Leadership Savannah class are currently being accepted. This will be a one-year class. The class will be limited to 42 people. The Selections Committee is seeking representation from a cross-section of the community. These leaders and potential leaders will be active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations and ethnic and minority groups and will reflect the diversity of the community. Applicants must have the full support of their organization or corporation they represent. To apply, go to www.leadershipsavannah.org 

FIVE MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN SELLING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Proper planning can mean thousands of dollars in your pocket, and finding the right person to represent your business is key. Best Business Brokers (B3) has worked with hundreds of businesses over the years and knows how to provide help a business owner might not even know to ask for. For more information, visit https://www.thebalancesmb.com/selling-your-small-business-mistakes-2890127 or www.b3brokers.com

PARK PLACE OUTREACH AND GREENBRIAR CHILDREN’S CENTER HOST EMORY LAW PRESENTATION ON FAMILY FIRST PREVENTION SERVICES ACT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services and Greenbriar Children’s Center hosted a presentation by Melissa D. Carter, Clinical Professor of Law and Executive Director of Emory Law’s Barton Child Law and Policy Center; Shelby Zimmer, Acting Family First Director and Federal Plans Manager for the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services; and Gabrielle Kreisley Sheely, Lawyer and Consultant in the child and youth services field. This three-hour session explained the federal Family First Prevention Services Act and how it will impact Chatham County youth. For more information on Park Place Outreach, please visit https://parkplaceyes.org/ and for more information on Greenbriar Children’s Center, please visit https://greenbriarchildrenscenter.org/

Family First Breakfast Meeting hosted by Park Place Outreach


STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS RECAP VIDEO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you miss the 7th annual State of Small Business in Chatham County? Don’t fret! You can watch a full recap here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoTdLN2k1GM&feature=youtu.be 

COFFEE CHATS AT THE CLYDE VENUE – TOMORROW

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wake up and smell the coffee! At this first-thing-in-the-morning networking opportunity hosted by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, participants will begin with 30 minutes of open networking, then spend 30 minutes listening to each attendee share a 10-15 second “elevator pitch” about who they are and what they do. After everyone has spoken, the group will spend another 30 minutes meeting and greeting their new acquaintances. Sip on coffee while you pass out business cards and meet potential clients and partners. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahchamber.com/news-and-events/

THIRD ANNUAL THRIVE LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) The SC Lowcountry SCORE Chapter and the HHI-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce presents the third annual Thrive Conference, the premier women’s event of the Lowcountry. This year’s theme is “Achieving Results” with a goal to educate, empower and engage women and guests of all ages, in all stages of life with intent to motivate every guest to reach their full potential and ultimately realize results. New this year? BizPitch! Learn more here:


“INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY” PODCAST DONATES $1000 IN SUPPORT OF POLICE SGT. ANSARI’S FAMILY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Representatives of Pooler Elementary School and the 200 Club were each presented a check for $500 from the founder of the “Inspire Your Community” podcast, in recognition of the support these organizations provided to the families of the late Savannah Police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari, who died after being shot while investigating an armed robbery the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group construction firm, founded the “Inspire Your Community” podcast and said that the nominations for both organizations aligned perfectly with the mission of the podcast and supports its motto: “Do Good, See Good, Inspire Others.” To watch the video from the donation to Pooler Elementary, please visit https://youtu.be/Uh5oXUAG5I0 To learn more about this donation, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190616/our-community-recognizing-those-who-inspire-your-community 

(Left to right): Chris Tilton, co-principal of Dewitt Tilton Group; Robbie Johnson, student at Pooler Elementary School; Colvin Proto, student at Pooler Elementary School; Carson Abraham, student at Pooler Elementary School; Stacey McPipkin, Principal at Pooler Elementary School; Riley Pack, student at Pooler Elementary School; Liam Clark, student at Pooler Elementary School; Elizabeth Harper, Art Teacher at Pooler Elementary School.

Chris Tilton (right), co-principal of Dewitt Tilton Group, presents $500 to Mark Dana (left), President of the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, as part of the Inspire Your Community podcast.


WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A SUCCESSFUL WOMAN IN THE FIELD OF ARCHITECTURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wondering what it takes to a be a successful woman in the field of architecture? Gretchen Callejas, project architect at Felder & Associates, has a few words of wisdom. In her article, Callejas discusses “the missing 32%”, work-life balance for women in her industry, and the need for female mentors who are willing to assist the next generation of ambitious women who equally love the field. A phenomenal read, you can find her article here: https://www.professionalwomanmag.com/2019/06/successful-woman-field-architecture/ 

Gretchen Callejas
Felder & Associates
AIA, LEED AP Project Architect


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERS WITH TOWN OF BLUFFTON TO END DISTRACTED DRIVING

(BLUFFTON, SC) South Carolina is one of only two remaining states without a hands-free law in effect. In an effort to end distracted driving, Peacock Automotive and the Town of Bluffton have partnered with the Lutzie 43 Foundation. Watch this short video to find out why joining the fight against distracted driving is so important for South Carolina’s safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xqXcJ7IwHI&feature=youtu.be 

COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT IN POOLER

(POOLER, GA) Looking for a new space to house your company or part of your services? 4,500 square feet of commercial space is available for rent in Pooler. Built in 2008, the space includes a fully conditioned warehouse, a new, build-out-of office, two drive-in doors, and a lighted, secure flex space. For more information, please visit https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/1018-Highway-80-W-Pooler-GA/15197015/ 

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON TO BE HELD AUGUST 9

(BLUFFTON, SC) Laurie Brown, founder and owner of Aunt Laurie’s, announced the next Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will once again be held in Bluffton at Venue 1223 on August 9. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. The event will also offer vendors for selling products and services.Attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch at noon with ample time for networking and meeting new friends. Local women business owners will have vendor displays and guests will have time for shopping before and after lunch. Bringing business cards for networking and prize drawings is highly recommended.Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at https://g.co/kgs/bPu1ZS

SAVANNAH CHAMBER HONORS LOCAL BUSINESSES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses for their dedication to the community at their annual Business Awards Banquet. Find out who the winners of the 2019 awards are here: https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190613/savannah-chamber-honors-local-businesses 

5 LINKEDIN FEATURES FOR MARKETERS

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) LinkedIn can be tough for marketers to navigate. For five “under-the-radar” features that could be helpful for you or your business, please visit https://www.toprankblog.com/2019/06/linkedin-features-marketers/ 

UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE ORGANIZES ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire Bryan County office is organizing its annual school supply drive. Donated school supplies will be distributed to low-income students to make sure that they come prepared and ready for success on the first day of school. For more information, please visit www.uwce.org 

7 BRANDS KILLING IT WITH HUMOR ON TWITTER 

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Need a little Twitter inspiration? These seven brands are “killing the game” on the social media platform, and they’re using humor to do it! Check it out here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/335485?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

MEET HUCKLEBERRIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Huckleberries! Huckleberries is a female terrier mix. Huckleberries is new to Coastal Pet Rescue, so information is limited right now, but we do know that Huckleberries is just as sweet as her name and is ready to find her forever family! Could it be you? For more information on Huckleberries or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit  http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-127-huckleberries/ 
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