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LDSS Night of Champions 2017 Recipients

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Honors 2017 Champions at Annual Gala

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) recognized five outstanding individuals and their employers during the organization’s eighth Annual Night of Champions gala, held Thursday, May 11 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Savannah.

The organization’s 2017 Champions are adult workers who demonstrate exemplary dedication and commitment as employees and are recognized as integral team members at their places of work.

The awards went to:

“By living to their fullest potentials, the LDSS Champions are advocates for themselves and others with Down syndrome or other cognitive or developmental challenges, proving themselves truly able,” said the 2017 Night of Champions chairwoman, Allyson Harvin. “Each year, we recognize those Champions who, through their paid or unpaid work, bring about a greater public awareness and understanding of people with Down syndrome and all differently-abled adults.”

The President of LDSS, Candy Bogardus presented the President’s Award to Bonnie Rachael, founder and CEO of Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center. Located in Guyton, Georgia, Faith Equestrian began back in 2006 with the mission of, “We exist to improve the lives of individuals with different abilities through the power of the horse.” The center now has 12 horses, a donkey, and offers two primary programs, the Therapeutic Riding program and the EFL Program. For more information on the Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, visit http://faithetc.org.

Over 600 Savannah area business leaders, employees and advocates attended the event. The National Down Syndrome Society’s Chief of Staff delivered welcoming remarks and Savannah’s own Jamie Deen, TV personality and best-selling cookbook author, served as master of ceremonies. Deen, who sits on the LDSS Board, is a strong advocate for hiring individuals with Down syndrome and other different abilities.

2017 Night of Champions Attendees

2017 Night of Champions Attendees

2017 CHAMPIONS

NICHOLAS BROWN came to the Savannah International Airport in 2014 and worked in the airport terminal before he was offered a job as a groundskeeper. His supervisor, George Miller, says Brown demonstrates commitment, dedication, personal care and pride in his work. He also has been recognized by WTOC as a Community Champion.

MACKENZIE HANCOCK has worked for Polka Dots Gifts & Accessories for the past year. Hancock has several tasks that she does regularly but is always willing to try something new. Her manager, Jackie Pickering, says Hancock comes to work happily, has an enthusiastic personality and does whatever she is asked to do. Her coworkers say she is incredibly funny, caring, kind and loving and is personable with staff and customers.

GEORGE GATES has worked as a custodian with Goodwill Southeast Georgia for 15 years. He greets his co-workers with a smile, a sincere “hello” and his signature hug. His supervisor, Runella Black, says Gates comes to work early and never hesitates to work late if the facility is short-staffed. He impresses others with his work ethic, compassion, friendly personality and ability to work well under pressure. He demonstrates superlative customer service and enjoys speaking (and taking pictures) with the various dignitaries who tour the building. He also loves sharing his success story of how Goodwill has impacted his life.

DENNIS PICKETT has been employed as a warehouse team member with Fulfillment.com for eight months. His employment specialist, Alina Rickards, says Dennis volunteered in the cafeteria while he still was in school and expressed a desire to become part of the Fulfillment.com workforce. After completing a job assessment, Pickett joined the Fulfillment.com warehouse team.

BRENTON SCOTT has been on the team at Coastal Pet Rescue for a year. His supervisor, Jennifer Taylor, and the facility’s director, Lisa Scarborough say Scott’s family had spent several years trying to find a place where the young man could work on developing his independence. He first was teamed with a senior volunteer to work one day a week in the kennels to provide proper diets, perform all sanitary cleaning and make sure the dogs got daily exercise. After about four months, he started joining coworkers on weekends to attend adoption events to promote the dogs he cared for and to help them find new homes.

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Night of Champions 2017

Jamie Deen, Jennifer Taylor, and Brenton Scott

MORE ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/. Find LDSS on Twitter at @LowcountryDSS.

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912-663-8573

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Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1000 Encourage Health Grant to The Living Vine

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1000 Encourage Health Grant to The Living Vine

(SAVANNAH, GA) At the first of four lectures in the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series, The Living Vine Christian Maternity Home was presented with a $1000 grant to be used for basic needs such as food, electricity, education, and transportation.

Since 1996, 377 women have called The Living Vine “home.” The Living Vine Christian Maternity Home connects pregnant women in crisis with quality obstetric, dental and vision care at no cost to the resident.

During the luncheon, Dr. Patricia Stewart and Margaret L. Clay presented “AROMATHERAPY: How are Essential Oils Making a Place in Healthcare?” at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah.

In total, the series features four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who will share insights on nutrition and fitness plus general tips for healthy living. A healthy lunch was provided. Attendance was free and open to the public, but RSVPs were required at Healthy Savannah’s website.

During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will be presented a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education. The next presentation will be on June 27 with Dr. Robert Rollings to present “7 Ways Your Heart Health is Linked to a Healthy Lifestyle.” Dr. Rollings is cardiologist certified in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology who has completed a fellowship in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases. He practices at Memorial Savannah Cardiology. A $1,000 grant will be presented to Savannah Striders.

This marks the fourth year for the enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.

To RSVP for the lectures, visit http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/. For more information, visit http://enmarkstations.com/EncourageHealthSeries

 

Encourage-Health-Education-Check-Presenation-from-enmarket-and-Healthy-Savannah

 

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 60 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high-quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

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Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

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Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
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Local Kiwanis Club Announces Upcoming Guest Speakers

Local Kiwanis Club Announces Upcoming Guest Speakers

Skidaway Island Kiwanis Club Announces Upcoming Guest Speakers for the Second Quarter

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island is pleased to announce their spring 2017 line-up of guest speakers. The club meets every Thursday morning at 7:25 a.m. in the Plantation Ballroom, The Landings, 1 Cottonwood Lane, Savannah, Ga 31411.

Guests are encouraged to attend the weekly program, and the organization is always accepting new members. To make a reservation for a particular program, please call Chris Butler at 912-443-1492. For more information on the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island, visit https://kiwanisofskidaway.com

SPRING 2017 PROGRAMS

Thursday, April 27
Bill Hubbard, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, May 4
Herb Windom, Anecdotes of Early Skidaway Island

Thursday, May 11
Jennifer Mykins, Army Combat Aviation Battalion

Thursday, May 18
Dr. Johnston, Medical Program

Thursday, May 25
Jerry Davis, Revenue Logistics, Supply Chain Expert

Thursday, June 1
Dan Pavlin, Buy Local & Landings Race

Thursday, June 8
Andrew Wilford, Patent Attorney

Thursday, June 15
Chris Roberts, Local Artist

Thursday, June 22
Allison Newberry, Mars Theatre

Thursday, June 29
Gary Sanchez, AT&T Regional Director

 

Kiwanis of Skidaway Island

Kiwanis Club of Skidaway is a service organization comprised of 133 men and women in the Savannah area. Since 1988, the club has raised and distributed more than $1.4 million and invested more than 300,000 service hours toward their mission of supporting at-risk children in our region.

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Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Announce Aromatherapy Speech to be Featured at Encourage Health Education Series Luncheon

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Announce Aromatherapy Speech to be Featured at Encourage Health Education Series Luncheon

Encourage Health Grant to be Presented to the Living Vine

(SAVANNAH, GA) At the first of four lectures in the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series, Dr. Patricia Stewart and Margaret L. Clay will present “AROMATHERAPY: How are Essential Oils Making a Place in Healthcare?” on Tuesday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lecture will be hosted at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah.

In total, the series features four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who will share insights on nutrition and fitness plus general tips for healthy living. A healthy lunch will be provided. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website, http://healthysavannah.org/events/the-science-of-aromatherapy-to-enhance-health-relaxation-and-inner-peace/

Stewart is a psychologist and professional clinical counselor. Margaret Clay is a certified life coach with more than 20 years of experience in providing experiential learning for clients of all ages for the purpose of self-development, team development and leadership development.

During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will be presented a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education. The selected benefiting nonprofit organization for this presentation is The Living Vine.

This marks the fourth year for the enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.

To RSVP for the lectures, visit http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/. For more information, visit http://enmarkstations.com/EncourageHealthSeries

Margaret Clay Encourage Health Education Series by enmarket

Dr. Pat Stewart Encourage Health Education Series by enmarket

Encourage Health Series by enmarket

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 60 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high-quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
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Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Name 2017 Encourage Health Education Series Speakers and Benefitting Nonprofits

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah are pleased to announce the speakers for the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series, which will begin in April and end in October.

The series will feature four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who will share insights on nutrition and fitness plus general tips for healthy living.

Each presentation is free and open to the public.

Speakers for the series and their dates, each of them on a Tuesday, include:

– April 25: Dr. Patricia Stewart and Margaret L. Clay will present “AROMATHERAPY: How are Essential Oils Making a Place in Healthcare?” Stewart is a psychologist and professional clinical counselor. Margaret Clay is a certified life coach with more than 20 years of experience in providing experiential learning for clients of all ages for the purpose of self-development, team development and leadership development.

– June 27: Dr. Robert Rollings will present “7 Ways Your Heart Health is Linked to a Healthy Lifestyle.” Dr. Rollings is cardiologist certified in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology who has completed a fellowship in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases. He practices at Memorial Savannah Cardiology.

– August 22: TBD

– October 24: Davana Pilczuk, PhD, an expert in the field of human performance with Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace, will present “Stress and Sleep: The Forgotten Keys to Health.” Pilczuk manages the corporate-wide ergonomics program for Gulfstream. Before coming to Gulfstream, she lived in the United Kingdom and worked as a sports psychology and fitness consultant for the British National Swim Team. She also taught for seven years at Auburn University in the kinesiology department.

During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will be presented a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education. The selected benefiting nonprofit organizations include Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, The Living Vine, Savannah Striders and Savannah Urban Garden Alliance.

This marks the fourth year for the enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.

Each of the presentations in the 2017 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series will take place at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

To RSVP for the lectures, visit http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/. For more information, visit http://www.enmarket.com/.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 60 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high-quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call (912) 236-1331 or visit http://www.enmarket.com/. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
(912) 856-9075
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cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Enmarket Donates $5,000 to Savannah Area Nonprofit Organizations Through 2016 Encourage Health Series

Enmarket Donates $5,000 to Savannah Area Nonprofit Organizations Through 2016 Encourage Health Series

(SAVANNAH, GA) During its 2016 Encourage Health Educational Series, enmarket has donated $5,000 to four area nonprofit organizations: The Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, Savannah AMBUCS, Savannah Tree Foundation and Urban Hope, Inc.

In conjunction with Healthy Savannah and other sponsors, the fuel and convenience store chain presented $1,000 grants during each lecture.

“We are committed to helping Savannah become a healthier community, and the Encourage Health Series is specifically geared to help show all of us how live healthier lives,” said Matt Clements, enmarket’s director of marketing. ”This is a win-win for all of us – those nonprofit organizations receiving the grant money and the audience members who enjoy learning about new ways to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

The company was founded in 1963 as Interstate Stations, then rebranded as “Enmark” in 1983 and most recently as “enmarket” in 2015 to reflect fresh and healthy food options.

To further its commitment to helping people live healthier lives, enmarket established the Encourage Health Series and in conjunction with other local sponsors, has presented a series of four lectures throughout the year for the past three years, calling on respected experts to share insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living.

The 2016 program was co-sponsored by GulfstreamSandfly Family DentalHealthy SavannahSavannah Morning NewsSavannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.

In April, The Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America was selected to be awarded the first of the 2016 series’ $1,000 grants. This nonprofit organization combines educational activities with value-driven projects in order to mold young men and encourage them to make ethical and moral decisions throughout their future. The event featured a presentation by Kevin Klinkenberg, “Going Old School: Walk Your Way to Better Health,” encouraging attendees to make walking a part of their everyday lives.

In June, a $1,000 grant was presented to Urban Hope, which helps inner city children create better lives for themselves. Ellen Blossman’s presentation, “Eat Well and Boost Your Energy With Phytochemicals,” addressed the role of chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants and help prevent cancer and their relation to overall health.

At the third event in August, the $1,000 Encourage Health grant went to the Savannah Tree Foundation, a 33-year-old nonprofit organization that works to protect trees in Savannah and Chatham County. The lecture featured Denise Grabowski presenting “10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to Healthy Life.” Grabowski said most people spend time indoors and explained how buildings can affect overall physical, mental and social wellbeing.

In October, the final lecture in the series benefitted the Savannah AMBUCS with a $1,000 grant and featured a presentation by Bauer Coslick: “10 Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body to Improve Longevity Through Acupuncture Practices.” Coslick is the owner of Vitality: Acupuncture +Integrative medicine. AMBUCS is an organization dedicated to bringing mobility and independence to people with disabilities, primarily through donating their Amtryke therapeutic tricycles to those in need.

AMBUCS also received a $1,000 grand prize for collecting the greatest number of votes from fans of the four nonprofits. At the beginning of the series, each organization received a QR code to be scanned at any of the 61 area enmarket stores. No purchases were necessary, but supporters had to go into a store to vote.

All of the 2016 enmarket Encourage Health Education Series lunchtime programs were held at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Information about the 2017 program, including speakers, recipients and lecture dates, will be announced in early 2017.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Matt Clements, enmarket; Kevin Sheehan, AMBUCS; Paula Kreissler, Healthy Savannah

 

Enmarket Encourage Health Check Presentation to Boy Scouts

 

Enmarket presents Savannah Tree Foundation 1000 check at Encourage Health Series

 

MORE INFORMATION ON THE ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
Enmarket’s 2016 series of wellness lectures is sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.
The series features four presentations from experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. Selected 501©3 nonprofit organizations are awarded a $1,000 grant from Encourage Health Education Sponsors and allotted an enmarket Dollar Day, along with a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the series. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 60 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high-quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Blessed Sacrament Church Hosts Dr. Allen Hunt to Speak on “The Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic”

Blessed Sacrament Church Hosts Dr. Allen Hunt to Speak on “The Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic”

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dr. Allen Hunt will present Dynamic Catholic’s “The Four Signs: Incredible Possibilities for Your Life and Your Parish.” This event will take place at Blessed Sacrament, located at 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31405.

Dynamic Catholic and Dr. Hunt want guests to come and discover how four life-changing habits can lead you to discover incredible possibilities for life, based on three universal principles:
1. You are here to become the best version of yourself.
2. Virtue is the ultimate organizing principle, whether it is in a person’s life, one’s marriage, or the life of a nation.
3. It is better to live with self-control than without it.

“We invite you to join our parishioners and listen to the powerful message from Dr. Allen Hunt,” said Fr. Brett Brannen, pastor at Blessed Sacrament, Catholic Church. “You will leave this event with a personal plan to help you become the best version of yourself.”

Dr. Hunt is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author. His books include: “Confessions of a Mega-Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church;” “Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody;” and “Nine Words: A Bible Study to Help You Become the Best-Version-of-Yourself.” Hunt was previously a senior pastor at Mount Pisgah in Alpharetta, Ga., outside Atlanta, before stepping down in 2007 to pursue speaking and writing.

“The event is designed to be appropriate for ages 12 and older,” said Maria Oxnard, co-chair for the event. “Youth are encouraged to attend, as well as, husbands and wives, single or married, young or old, Catholic or non-Catholic. All are invited.”

Tickets are $25 per person; visit http://cart.dynamiccatholic.com/The-Four-Signs-Savannah-GA-p/fs100116.htm or call 859.980.7900 for more information.

Allen Hunt

ABOUT DYNAMIC CATHOLIC
The mission of Dynamic Catholic is to re-energize the Catholic Church in America by developing world-class resources that inspire people to rediscover the genius of Catholicism. For more information, visit http://www.DynamicCatholic.com

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