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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 20, 2019

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BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING THIS THURSDAY
(BEAUFORT, SC) Beaufort Dermatology, a unit of Pinnacle Medical Group, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate new ownership of the practice under Dr. Audrey Klenke. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 23, at 11:00 a.m. Beaufort Dermatology is located at 1096 Ribaut Road in Beaufort, SC. The ribbon-cutting will be an opportunity to introduce the new management and physician/owner, Dr. Klenke. For more information, please visit

HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS $5,000 DONATION TO XCEL STRATEGIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah presented a $5,000 donation to Savannah-based mentoring group Xcel in support of the 2019 Dust and Grain Woodworking Competition  held on Saturday, May 18, at Maven Makers, 415 Boundary St. Xcel is a Savannah mentoring nonprofit organization that concentrates on moving young men ages 15 to 25 into the workforce via the trades. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190516/home-builders-donate-to-mentoring-group  

CHARLES BOWEN TO SPEAK AT BUY LOCAL SAVANNAH LUNCHEON THIS THURSDAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Looking to learn a thing or two about Savannah’s booming film industry? Join Buy Local Savannah this Thursday, May 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Cohen’s Retreat to hear from Charles “Bo” Bowen of the Bowen Law Group. Registration closes tomorrow, so act fast! https://www.buylocalsavannah.com/luncheon-registration/?fbclid=IwAR2IFJXtCr0TYfxD8gXQMCFHKrx89e9MI_gvUADjGsLL0a3RX5EuY-4v4oM 

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY DONATES TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has presented Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services with a bi-annual donation of $1,250. Since 2018, Delta Sigma Theta has partnered with Park Place Outreach to try to provide an updated and fashionable clothing closet for shelter residents.Since the clothing closet began, Delta Sigma Theta has provided Park Place Outreach with clothes along with money and gift cards that can be used to buy new clothing for kids and teenagers at the shelter. For more information on Delta Sigma Theta visit http://www.dstsavalum.com/ 

UNION MISSION’S RAISING HOPE HONORS DON AND KAYE ROBINSON KOLE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Union Mission’s largest fundraiser, Raising Hope, honored Don and Kaye Robinson Kole. The Koles’ involvement with Union Mission spans nearly three decades. In 2007, the Don & Kaye Kole Center was established to provide those experiencing homelessness with a place of refuge. The center (now serving as the Magdalene Project) currently provides emergency accommodations to homeless women and their children. Don Kole is the founder and chairman of Kole Management Company, a property management company overseeing numerous apartment properties in Savannah, elsewhere in Georgia and in surrounding states. For more information, please visit http://www.unionmission.org/2019/02/19/raising-hope-2019-legacy/ 

BOYCOTTS AND GEORGIA’S HEARTBEAT BILL

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) We have all heard the news about the Heartbeat Bill. Looking for an insider’s view? Bo Bowen, entertainment attorney and founder of the Savannah Film Alliance, wrote an educational piece in Connect Savannah. Check it out here: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/boycotts-and-georgias-heartbeat-bill/Content?oid=12601666 Charles Bowen


SAVANNAH SCORE, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONDECK, PRESENTS “SIMPLE STEPS TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT FINANCING”

(SAVANNAH, GA) Helping small business owners know all of their financial options is essential to their ability to be successful. This workshop will help entrepreneurs learn how to access capital to fuel their business’s growth, understand all the different financing options available and become a more educated and savvier borrower. The workshop will highlight the “Simple Steps for Choosing the Right Financing” and “The Fundability Quiz”. Participants will finish the workshop knowing how likely they are to get approved for funding, how to apply for financing and what to expect after the application is submitted. This workshop will take place on Thursday, May 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Savanna SCORE location, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost is $15.. For more information and registration, please go to https://savannah.score.org or email Savannah SCORE at scoresav70@gmail.com

SAVANNAH CHAMBER TO HOST BUSINESS ON THE MOVE JUNE 11

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business on the Move is a  networking opportunity offered several times a year to highlight local Chamber businesses. On Tuesday, June 11, The Cork House is inviting Chamber members and guests to an after-hours networking opportunity from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/business-on-the-move-at-the-cork-house-june-11/ 

LUNCHEON RAISES $33,000 FOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH’S STORYKEEPING PROGRAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the week before Mother’s Day, one hundred guests gathered at Hospice Savannah’s Demere Center for Living for an elegant luncheon honoring and remembering their mothers or mother figures. Featuring guest speaker Rev. Billy Hester of Asbury UMC, the luncheon served as a fundraiser for Hospice Savannah’s StoryKeeping program, started many years ago by Founding StoryKeeper Dottie Kluttz. She, and husband Jim, matched each sponsorship dollar for dollar. For more information, please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org 

BETHESDA ACADEMY HOSTS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GALA FOLLOWED BY 2019 GRADUATION CEREMONY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy’s 2019 Scholarship Gala was held the evening of Friday, May 10, at the Plantation Club at The Landings. The Bethesda class of 2019 graduated the following day at the school gym at 10 a.m The speaker for the scholarship gala was Robert L. Brown, principal/owner of R.L. Brown and Associates, an Atlanta architectural firm. Bethesda’s class of 2019 has 15 members. For more information, please visit


10TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS RECOGNIZES FIVE INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR EMPLOYERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Five “Champions” and their employers were recognized at the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s tenth annual Night of Champions held at the Savannah Convention Center. The event recognized local businesses that hire and retain differently-abled people, including those with Down syndrome, and the contributions made by these employees who are designated as Champions. To read the full story, please visit https://www.wtoc.com/2019/05/10/outstanding-citizens-honored-night-champions-event/  

ENMARKET AND HEALTHY SAVANNAH PRESENT $1,000 TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH AND HOST SERVICE DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented $1,000 to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Services as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series. The check presentation was followed by a service day at the Park Place Outreach house with volunteers from Enmarket. Enmarket representatives volunteered at the House in the sun garden by planting fresh herbs and cleaning up the yard and sidewalks. For more information, please visit

https://fox28media.com/news/local/enmarket-presented-check-to-savannah-outreach-program 

Enmarket Encourage Health Series Park Place Outreach Volunteer Day and Check Presentation


QUICKBOOKS ONLINE HOSTED BY UGA SBDC AT GSU

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University, a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia and Jerry McNair, CPA, will host QuickBooks Online Thursday, June 13th. SPACE IS LIMITED! To register and for a detailed program description, visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern and see our available courses or call 912-651-3200 with questions.

KOLE MANAGEMENT COMPANY SUPPORTS OTIS ELEMENTARY THROUGH KMCARES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Company presented Otis Elementary with Japanese Plum trees for the school’s garden. Development of the garden is in progress, and it will begin being planted next year. The money that made this donation possible was raised through Kole Management’s KMCares program. For more information on Kole Management Company, please visit http://kolemc.com/ 

WATCH THE LIVESTREAM FROM THE 7TH ANNUAL STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM COUNTY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you miss the 7th annual State of Small Business in Chatham County? You can watch a livestream from the event here: https://youtu.be/vDn2NiGEGJo 

PORSCHE OF HILTON HEAD SPONSORS “PORSCHE EVENT” IN CHARLESTON

(CHARLESTON, SC) Peacock Automotive’s Porsche of Hilton Head sponsored the fabulous Palmetto Region of Porsche Clubs of America (PCA’s) gala banquet event. It was a very “Porsche” event indeed. Check out more here: https://www.postandcourier.com/automotive/a-very-porsche-event-the-palmetto-region-of-porsche-clubs/article_17943328-6b5c-11e9-80df-3b6284f3c537.html 

D-DAY, LIBERTY DAY CELEBRATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019,a celebration will be held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event start at 11:30 a.m. Bells will peal throughout Savannah at 11:14 a.m. This is to honor the the Merchant Marines who served on the Liberty Ships critical to the U.S. effort during  World War II.  We could not  have won the war without them. Dignitaries will be arriving from Canada, the UK, Poland, USA.  We’ll honor anyone still alive who worked on those ships.  Eighty eight liberty ships were built in  Savannah. Tickets are $75 each and a table of 10 is $750. For more information, please call 912.964.7794 (x134) or visit https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200016758347052 

GEORGIA POWER EV CHARGING ISLAND OPENS AT POOLER’S ENMARKET CONVENIENCE STORE

(POOLER, GA) Georgia Power hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new electric vehicle (EV) charging island at Enmaket. The new EV community charging island is part of the company’s development of public charging infrastructure including dozens of charging locations throughout the state. The community charging island features multiple options for EV drivers, including a DC fast charger (CHADeMo/SAE combo plugs) as well as a dual port Level 2, 208/240-volt charger. For more information on Enmarket, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190515/gas-stations-start-to-eye-ev-market 


PARK PLACE OUTREACH BOARD MEMBER RECEIVES 2019 VICKI LOUGHERY ADVOCACY AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Sotus, a passionate and reliable supporter of local non-profit Park Place Outreach, is the winner of the 2019 Vicki Loughery Volunteer Advocacy Award. Vicki Loughrey Volunteer Advocacy Award which is given each year to honor Vicki Loughrey, who died in 2012. In recognition of her legacy of service, this award recognizes the contributions of an outstanding individual in our community, who embodies or demonstrates the spirit of volunteerism. Vicki Loughrey was a dedicated board member and enthusiastic volunteer for EmployAbility (previously Coastal Center for Development Services) and believed strongly in EmployAbility’s mission: to prepare individuals with IDD for employment and community integration. In addition, Vicki was the driving force of EmployAbility’s inaugural Golf Tournament and fundraising event in 2011. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190508/employability-awards-2019-vicki-loughery-advocacy-award 

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2019-2020 Leadership Savannah Class are currently being accepted for the one-year class, which will be limited to 42 people. The selections committee is seeking representation from a cross section of the community, including those 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. For more information, please visit


FOUR ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF READER-GRABBING HEADLINES

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Wondering how to write a headline that will stick? Check out this article by Very Good Copy: https://www.verygoodcopy.com/verygoodcopy-blogs-2/dont-write-another-headline-before-reading-this 

CHRIS TILTON LAUNCHES “INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY” PODCAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group construction firm, recently launched a podcast featuring stories of inspiration, kindness and positivity, and the company will reward people who help find those stories with a $300 donation to the charity of the winning nominator’s choice. The podcast can be accessed at YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and everywhere else podcasts can be found. View the first episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EgdS0dh9UY  Dewitt Tilton Group Inspire Podcast

GET THE MOST OF INFLUENCER MARKETING

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) How to make the most out of influencer marketing? First, you’ll need a plan. Read more here: https://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2019/04/plan-influencer-marketing/ 

PEACOCK SUBARU DONATES $4,875 TO GREATER BLUFFTON JASPER COUNTY VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE

(HARDEEVILLE, S.C.) Peacock Subaru has donated $4,875 to Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine as part of the annual Subaru Share the Love event. The funds were raised during November and December 2018. Each Subaru buyer could decide whether to donate a portion of the purchase price to a national charity or Peacock Subaru’s hometown nonprofit, the local chapter of Volunteers In Medicine. For more information, please visit

http://lowcountryceo.com/news/2019/05/peacock-subaru-donates-4875-greater-bluffton-jasper-county-volunteers-medicine/ 

Peacock Subaru

Peacock Subaru General Manager Ken Kirby presents the Subaru “Share the Love” check to Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers In Medicine Director of Development Dennis Toney.


SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Ships of the Sea for the 200th anniversary of the SS SAVANNAH’S historic trans-Atlantic crossing, which was the world’s first oceanic voyage under steam. In recognition of this achievement, National Maritime Day (May 22) was established in 1933.  On this Maritime Day, Ships of the Sea will celebrate SAVANNAH’S 200th anniversary with a commemorative ceremony provided by the Propeller Club.  The evening will include a performance by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band and a special exhibit by artist Robert Morris.  This singular event will be located in the North Garden Assembly Room decorated in the fashion of the 1819 William Jay pavilion built in Johnson Square for President Monroe’s visit to survey the steamship. For more information please visit:


WJCL ABC 22 PARENT HEARST TELEVISION RECEIVES NAB’S SERVICE TO AMERICA AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hearst Television, owner of WJCL ABC 22 has been honored with the National Association of Broadcasters’ 2019 Service to America Award for Television, in the Ownership Group category. The NAB Leadership Foundation (NABLF), the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), annually presents the Celebration of Service to America Awards honoring the outstanding public service commitment of local television and radio broadcasters. For more information, please visit https://www.wjcl.com/ 

MAY 23 ART AUCTION 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s board members invite the community to celebrate 40 years of “The Art of Living” at a Summer Nights Party and Art Auction featuring paintings, sculpture and jewelry from 40 of Savannah’s finest artists. Proceeds from the party will benefit the healing arts of music and massage therapy that help Hospice Savannah’s patients and their families live fully and comfortably through illness. This fun event will take place on Thursday, May 23, at Cha Bella, 102 E. Broad Street between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. There will be an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance through Eventbrite. For more information, including the entire list of artists, or to buy a ticket please visit


RECAP VIDEO FROM ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Remember Roto-Rooter Savannah’s Royal Flush Casino Night? We haven’t forgotten either! Check out this recap video from our favorite night of the year HERE

SUMMER 500 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) The city of Savannah is in need of area business involvement to provide hands-on summer work opportunities for high school students as a part of its Summer 500 student intern program. The program begins with a week of career skills training on Monday, June 3, followed by eight weeks of employment with participating businesses. To become a Summer 500 supporter, visit https://www.savannahga.gov/1856/Summer-500-Businesses or contact Glenn Hull at ghull@savannahga.govor 912.525.3100 Ext. 8977

MEET HESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Hess! Hess is the cutest little orange and white domestic shorthair kitten. He is very affectionate but still likes to have fun. While Hess does just fine with other cats, he sure does love to be the center of attention. For more information on Hess or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-104-hess/  
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Bethesda Academy Scholarship Gala Sets Stage for Graduation

Bethesda Academy Scholarship Gala Sets Stage for Graduation

Bethesda Academy’s 2019 Scholarship Gala was held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m on Friday, May 10, at the Plantation Club at The Landings. The Bethesdaclass of 2019 will graduate the following day.

The speaker for the scholarship gala was Robert L. Brown, principal/owner of R.L. Brown and Associates, an Atlanta architectural firm. Brown is a native of Dublin, Georgia, who worked on Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airportin the late 1970s.

He later founded his own firm. Its portfolio includes such projects as the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center and Music Academics Building at Morehouse Collegeand the Birmingham Civil Rights Institutein Birmingham, Alabama, along with numerous other scholastic and public structures.

“We are excited to be able to bring a speaker of such accomplishment as Robert Brown,” said Bethesdapresident Michael Hughes. “He can demonstrate to our students that privilege is not a requirement when you have hard work, focus and leadership skills on your side. That’s not just how you build a career, but, as Brown has demonstrated, how you build a legacy.”

Bethesda’s class of 2019 has 15 members. Eleven plan to attend college and were accepted by 14 different colleges and universities. One future graduate plans to enlist in the U.S. Air Forceand another will attend an EMT course to enter the medical field. Two others hope to enroll in Georgia Ports Authority’s Y.E.S. program, a mentor-based program that transitions graduates into careers at the port.

Bethesda Academy Class of 2019

Bethesda Academy Class of 2019

Thanks to the school’s dual enrollment program with Point University, many of the college-bound graduates will start their college careers as near sophomores.

“In our junior and senior classes, one in three students is dual enrolled, meaning they are completing high school and at the same time taking college courses for college credit,” said Hughes. “This is not only a testament to the quality of our academic program, but in this day of staggering student-loan debt, it represents fiscal responsibility, leading to solid savings for students and their families.”

Twelve juniors and seniors are involved in joint enrollment classes.

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academyis the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and college preparatory curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.orgor call 912.644.4376.

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 13, 2019

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


BETHESDA ACADEMY HOSTS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GALA FOLLOWED BY 2019 GRADUATION CEREMONY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy’s 2019 Scholarship Gala was held the evening of Friday, May 10, at the Plantation Club at The Landings. The Bethesda class of 2019 graduated the following day at the school gym at 10 a.m The speaker for the scholarship gala was Robert L. Brown, principal/owner of R.L. Brown and Associates, an Atlanta architectural firm. Bethesda’s class of 2019 has 15 members. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190511/bethesda-academy-graduation  

10TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS RECOGNIZES FIVE INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR EMPLOYERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Five “Champions” and their employers were recognized at the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s tenth annual Night of Champions held at the Savannah Convention Center. The event recognized local businesses that hire and retain differently-abled people, including those with Down syndrome, and the contributions made by these employees who are designated as Champions. To read the full story, please visit https://www.wtoc.com/2019/05/10/outstanding-citizens-honored-night-champions-event/  

ENMARKET AND HEALTHY SAVANNAH PRESENT $1,000 TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH AND HOST SERVICE DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented $1,000 to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Services as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series. The check presentation was followed by a service day at the Park Place Outreach house with volunteers from Enmarket. Enmarket representatives volunteered at the House in the sun garden by planting fresh herbs and cleaning up the yard and sidewalks. For more information, please visit https://fox28media.com/news/local/enmarket-presented-check-to-savannah-outreach-program 

Enmarket Encourage Health Series Park Place Outreach Volunteer Day and Check Presentation


BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING MAY 23

(BEAUFORT, SC) Beaufort Dermatology, a unit of Pinnacle Medical Group, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate new ownership of the practice under Dr. Audrey Klenke. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 23, at 11:00 a.m. Beaufort Dermatology is located at 1096 Ribaut Road in Beaufort, SC. The ribbon-cutting will be an opportunity to introduce the new management and physician/owner, Dr. Klenke. For more information, please visit http://www.beaufortdermatology.com/ 

HORIZONS SAVANNAH TO PARTICIPATE IN HORIZONS GIVING DAY THIS WEDNESDAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announced its participation in Horizons Giving Day, a national effort on May 15 with a single goal: to raise money to expand existing Horizons programs and bring Horizons to more students and their families. Horizons Savannah will engage in a competitive, yet friendly, race to raise funds online and in-person with more than 50 Horizons programs nationwide. All funds raised in support of Horizons Savannah will stay in the local community. For more information, please visit https://www.wtoc.com/video/2019/05/08/horizon-day-giving/ 

QUICKBOOKS ONLINE HOSTED BY UGA SBDC AT GSU

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University, a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia and Jerry McNair, CPA, will host QuickBooks Online Thursday, June 13th. SPACE IS LIMITED! To register and for a detailed program description, visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern and see our available courses or call 912-651-3200 with questions.

KOLE MANAGEMENT COMPANY SUPPORTS OTIS ELEMENTARY THROUGH KMCARES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Company presented Otis Elementary with Japanese Plum trees for the school’s garden. The garden is currently in progress and will begin being planted next year. The money that made this donation possible was raised through Kole Management’s KMCares program. For more information on Kole Management Company, please visit http://kolemc.com/ 

WATCH THE LIVESTREAM FROM THE 7TH ANNUAL STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN CHATHAM COUNTY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you miss the 7th annual State of Small Business in Chatham County? You can watch a livestream from the event here: facebook/carriagetradepublicrelations


PORSCHE OF HILTON HEAD SPONSORS “PORSCHE EVENT” IN CHARLESTON

(CHARLESTON, SC) Peacock Automotive’s Porsche of Hilton Head sponsored the fabulous Palmetto Region of Porsche Clubs of America (PCA’s) gala banquet event. It was a very “Porsche” event indeed. Check out more here: https://www.postandcourier.com/automotive/a-very-porsche-event-the-palmetto-region-of-porsche-clubs/article_17943328-6b5c-11e9-80df-3b6284f3c537.html 

D-DAY, LIBERTY DAY CELEBRATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019, there will be a celebration at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Event start at 11:30am. Bells will peal throughout Savannah at 11:14 a.m. This is to honor the the Merchant Marines on the Liberty Ships.  We could not  have won the war without them! Dignitaries arriving from Canada, the U-K, Poland, USA.  We’ll be honoring anyone still alive who worked on those ships.  Eighty eight liberty ships were built in  Savannah. Tickets are $75 each and a table of 10 for $750. For more information, please visit https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200016758347052 

GEORGIA POWER EV CHARGING ISLAND OPENS AT POOLER’S ENMARKET CONVENIENCE STORE

(POOLER, GA) Georgia Power hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new electric vehicle (EV) charging island at Enmaket. The new EV community charging island is part of the company’s development of public charging infrastructure including dozens of charging locations throughout the state. The community charging island features multiple options for EV drivers including a DC fast charger (CHADeMo/SAE combo plugs) as well as a dual port Level 2, 208/240-volt charger. For more information on Enmarket, please visit http://enmarket.com/ 

PARK PLACE OUTREACH BOARD MEMBER RECEIVES 2019 VICKI LOUGHERY ADVOCACY AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Sotus, a passionate and reliable supporter of a local non-profit Park Place Outreach (PPO), is the winner of the 2019 Vicki Loughery Volunteer Advocacy Award. Vicki Loughrey Volunteer Advocacy Award which is given each year to honor Vicki Loughrey, who passed away in 2012. In recognition of her legacy of service, this award recognizes the contributions of an outstanding individual in our community, who embodies or demonstrates the spirit of volunteerism. Vicki Loughrey was a dedicated board member and enthusiastic volunteer for EmployAbility (previously Coastal Center for Development Services) and believed strongly in EmployAbility’s mission: to prepare individuals with IDD for employment and community integration. In addition, Vicki was the driving force of EmployAbility’s inaugural Golf Tournament and fundraising event in 2011. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190508/employability-awards-2019-vicki-loughery-advocacy-award 

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2019-2020 Leadership Savannah Class are currently being accepted for the one-year class, which will be limited to 42 people. The selections committee is seeking representation from a cross-section of the community, including those 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. For more information, please visit leadershipsavannah.org. 

THE EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Workplace policy and procedure manuals are vital to protect yourself from dealing with employment disputes. Business owners and management need to become well-versed in the problems that arise in the workplace and to be focused on prevention. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com  The Bowen Law Group, Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, Savannah Public Relations


FOUR ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF READER-GRABBING HEADLINES

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Wondering how to write a headline that will stick? Check out this article by Very Good Copy: https://www.verygoodcopy.com/verygoodcopy-blogs-2/dont-write-another-headline-before-reading-this 

MILITARY APPRECIATION LUNCHEON – MAY 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber’s Military Affairs Council is proud to honor local service members at its annual Military Appreciation Luncheon Wednesday, May 15, from noon – 1:30 p.m. at the Savannah Convention Center. The Chamber is also honored to receive remarks from Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander and Silver Star recipient Lieutenant Colonel Ken Dwyer. This will be one of LTC Dwyer’s final addresses as Garrison Commander before bidding Savannah farewell. For more information, please visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/savannahs-salute-military-appreciation-luncheon-may-15/ 

CHRIS TILTON LAUNCHES “INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY” PODCAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group construction firm, recently launched a podcast featuring stories of inspiration, kindness and positivity, and the company will reward people who help find those stories with a $300 donation to the charity of the winning nominator’s choice. The podcast can be accessed at YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and everywhere else podcasts can be found. View the first episode here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EgdS0dh9UY  Dewitt Tilton Group Inspire Podcast

ENMARKET’S NEW TECHNOLOGY LET MOBILE USERS BYPASS CHECKOUT LINE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket’s convenience stores just got more convenient with the installation of Skip Checkout, a new mobile-based application that enables customers to pay for their goods with their phones and skip checkout lines. The technology is available in all 124 Enmarket stores, making it the largest convenience store chain to adopt the technology in the United States. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190429/enmarket-app-lets-customers-skip-checkout-lines Enmarket Mobile Payments

BETHESDA WINS SCISA STATE TRACK AND FIELD TITLE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda track and field team ran away to win the championship at the SCISA Class A/AA meet held Saturday at Porter Gaud School in South Carolina. The Blazers scored 138, with Palmetto Christian taking second with 104 points. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/sports/20190504/local-sports-bethesda-wins-scisa-state-track-amp-field-title-more-track-results 

GET THE MOST OF INFLUENCER MARKETING

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) How to make the most out of influencer marketing? First, you’ll need a plan. Read more here: https://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2019/04/plan-influencer-marketing/ 

PEACOCK SUBARU DONATES $4,875 TO GREATER BLUFFTON JASPER COUNTY VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE

(HARDEEVILLE, S.C.) Peacock Subaru has donated $4,875 to Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine as part of the annual Subaru Share the Love event. The funds were raised during November and December 2018. Each Subaru buyer could decide whether to donate a portion of the purchase price to a national charity or Peacock Subaru’s hometown nonprofit, the local chapter of Volunteers In Medicine. For more information, please visit

http://lowcountryceo.com/news/2019/05/peacock-subaru-donates-4875-greater-bluffton-jasper-county-volunteers-medicine/

Peacock Subaru

Peacock Subaru General Manager Ken Kirby presents the Subaru “Share the Love” check to Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers In Medicine Director of Development Dennis Toney.


SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Ships of the Sea for the 200th anniversary of the SS SAVANNAH’S historic trans-Atlantic crossing-the world’s first oceanic voyage under steam! In recognition of this achievement, National Maritime Day (May 22) was established in 1933.  On this Maritime Day, Ships of the Sea will celebrate SAVANNAH’S 200th anniversary with a commemorative ceremony provided by the Propeller Club.  The evening will also include a performance by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band, and a special exhibit by artist Robert Morris.  This singular event will be located in the North Garden Assembly Room decorated in the fashion of the 1819 William Jay pavilion built in Johnson Square for President Monroe’s visit to survey the steamship. For more information please visit: www.shipsofthesea.org 

DIABETES CULINARY PROGRAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) A brand new culinary program designed for children and teens with Type 1 diabetes was recently announced. The program is for 6-12th graders and will be held at the Savannah Children’s Museum on May 18 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The new program is hosted in partnership with the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett’s Children’s Hospital, Everyday Diabetes Center and the Forsyth Farmer’s Market. Register for the event by visiting https://www.campkudzu.org/event/food-for-thought-culinary-program/ 

WJCL ABC 22 PARENT HEARST TELEVISION RECEIVES NAB’S SERVICE TO AMERICA AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hearst Television, owner of WJCL ABC 22 has been honored with the National Association of Broadcasters’ 2019 Service to America Award for Television, in the Ownership Group category. The NAB Leadership Foundation (NABLF), the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), annually presents the Celebration of Service to America Awards honoring the outstanding public service commitment of local television and radio broadcasters. For more information, please visit https://www.wjcl.com/ 

MAY 23 ART AUCTION 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s Board members invite the community to celebrate 40 years of “The Art of Living” at a Summer Nights Party and Art Auction featuring paintings, sculpture and jewelry from 40 of Savannah’s finest artists. Proceeds from the party will benefit the healing arts of music and massage therapy which help Hospice Savannah’s patients and their families live fully and comfortably through illness. This fun event will take place on Thursday, May 23 at Cha Bella, 102 E. Broad Street between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. There will be an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance through Eventbrite. For more information, including the entire list of artists, or to buy a ticket please visit https://artauction.eventbrite.com 

RECAP VIDEO FROM ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Remember Roto-Rooter Savannah’s Royal Flush Casino Night? We haven’t forgotten either! Check out this recap video from our favorite night of the year HERE

VIDEO TOUR OF NEW JAGUAR LAND ROVER HILTON HEAD DEALERSHIP 

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Have you seen Peacock Automotive’s new Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Hilton Head? A beautiful facility, you can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe_tnAgKpqA&feature=youtu.be 

KOLE MANAGEMENT SELLS APARTMENT PORTFOLIO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Kole Management Co. is in the process of selling its portfolio of 13 apartment communities in two states to transition exclusively into property management. In its new form, the company will retain management of eleven of those properties.Kole put its multifamily portfolio on the market in November, and all of its properties are under contract with closing expected in April and May. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/commercial-real-estate/9177-april-25-kole-management-sells-apartment-portfolio,-focuses-solely-on-property-management.html  Kole Management company logo


LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA VISITS CAMDEN COUNTY FOR SESSION 3 OF 2019 PROGRAM

(ST. MARYS, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) members toured Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay as part of their third session of the year, as they studied the impact of various military installations on the region’s economy and also took a look at disaster preparedness. To learn more, please visit http://savannahceo.com/features/2019/04/leadership-southeast-georgia-tours-submarine-base-studies-military-impact-and-disaster-preparedness/

Leadership Southeast Georgia LSEGA

Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2019 – Camden County


MARJORIE YOUNG SPEAKS AT MONTHLY BUY LOCAL MEETING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local Savannah hosted Marjorie Young at their monthly luncheon on Thursday, April 25. Young, an experienced public relations consultant and president and CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations, presented “Five Top Business Insights.” To view a video of her speech, please visit https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/281331726107580/ 

Marjorie Young

Marjorie Young


SUMMER 500 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah is in need of area business involvement to provide hands-on summer work opportunities for high school students as a part of its Summer 500 student intern program. The program begins with a week of career skills training on Monday, June 3 followed by eight weeks of employment with participating businesses. To become a Summer 500 supporter, visit https://www.savannahga.gov/1856/Summer-500-Businesses or contact Glenn Hull at ghull@savannahga.govor 912.525.3100 Ext. 8977

THANK YOU TO GEORGIA POWER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Georgia Power is one of the Excellence Sponsors for the 2019 Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) program. Georgia Power is committed to making Georgia the best home for everyone and they do so by helping to preserve the state’s economic vitality through five focus areas of giving – education, arts, environmental, civic and community engagement, and health and human services. For more information, please visit   https://www.georgiapower.com/community.html 

MEET LILLIE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Lillie! Lillie is a eight-to-nine-year-old mix. Lillie does well with both cats and dogs. She loves her morning walks, but she likes to relax inside with her foster mom too. Lillie has a shy temperament and is a wonderful travel buddy. For more information on Lillie or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-020-lillie/ 

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 to Park Place Outreach and Host Service Day

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 to Park Place Outreach and Host Serive Day

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented $1,000 to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Services as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series. The check presentation was followed by a service day at the Park Place Outreach house with volunteers from Enmarket.

Enmarket Encourage Health Series Park Place Outreach Volunteer Day and Check Presentation

Park Place Outreach is one of four area non-profit organizations that will receive a $1,000 grant as part of the 2019 series. Park Place Outreach- Youth Emergency Services supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk young people, ages 11-21, through residential and after-school programs.

Enmarket representatives volunteered at the House in the sun garden by planting fresh herbs and cleaning up the yard and sidewalks.

Enmarket Volunteers at Park Place Outreach for Encourage Health Program

This marks the sixth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series sponsored by Healthy Savannah, St. Joseph’s/Candler, Clover Health, Sandfly Family Dental, the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, Cha Bella, the City of Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WRHQ.

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store News in 2018. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT 
Matt Clements
Vice President, Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 6, 2019

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7TH ANNUAL STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS – MAY 8
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 7th Annual State of Small Business in Chatham County, presented by Best Business Brokers and Wells Fargo & Company, will be held Wednesday, May 8, at the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College. Five area experts will present reports on measurable benchmarks relating to the health of Savannah’s small business community. The speakers will then hold a roundtable review to discuss the implications of the data and how it relates to small business owners. Doors open at 8 a.m. with refreshments available. Reports start at 8:30 a.m. and the roundtable will begin at 9:30. The event will end at 10 a.m. This event is free and open to the public but seats are limited. Registration is required through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-small-business-in-chatham-county-tickets-59453115870 State of Small Business in Chatham County , Best Business Brokers

ENMARKET’S NEW TECHNOLOGY LET MOBILE USERS BYPASS CHECKOUT LINE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket’s convenience stores just got more convenient with the installation of Skip Checkout, a new mobile-based application that enables customers to pay for their goods with their phones and skip checkout lines. The technology is available in all 124 Enmarket stores, making it the largest convenience store chain to adopt the technology in the United States. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190429/enmarket-app-lets-customers-skip-checkout-lines Enmarket Mobile Payments

BETHESDA WINS SCISA STATE TRACK AND FIELD TITLE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda track and field team ran away to win the championship at the SCISA Class A/AA meet held Saturday at Porter Gaud School in South Carolina. The Blazers scored 138, with Palmetto Christian taking second with 104 points. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/sports/20190504/local-sports-bethesda-wins-scisa-state-track-amp-field-title-more-track-results 

PEACOCK SUBARU DONTES $4,875 TO GREATER BLUFFTON JASPER COUNTY VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE

(HARDEEVILLE, S.C.) Peacock Subaru has donated $4,875 to Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine as part of the annual Subaru Share the Love event. The funds were raised during November and December 2018. Each Subaru buyer could decide whether to donate a portion of the purchase price to a national charity or Peacock Subaru’s hometown nonprofit, the local chapter of Volunteers In Medicine. For more information, please visit http://lowcountryceo.com/news/2019/05/peacock-subaru-donates-4875-greater-bluffton-jasper-county-volunteers-medicine/


SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Ships of the Sea for the 200th anniversary of the SS SAVANNAH’S historic trans-Atlantic crossing-the world’s first oceanic voyage under steam! In recognition of this achievement, National Maritime Day (May 22) was established in 1933.  On this Maritime Day, Ships of the Sea will celebrate SAVANNAH’S 200th anniversary with a commemorative ceremony provided by the Propeller Club.  The evening will also include a performance by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band, and a special exhibit by artist Robert Morris.  This singular event will be located in the North Garden Assembly Room decorated in the fashion of the 1819 William Jay pavilion built in Johnson Square for President Monroe’s visit to survey the steamship. For more information please visit: www.shipsofthesea.org 

PARK PLACE OUTREACH TO RECEIVE $1,000 GRANT AT ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERVICE DAY 

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, May 7, the Enmarket Encourage Health Series will recognize the nonprofit Park Place Outreach- Youth Emergency Services that supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk young people, ages 11-21, through residential and after-school programs. Representatives of Enmarket be will volunteering at the House in the sun garden by planting fresh herbs and vegetables and painting interior walls. During the volunteer day, Healthy Savannah representatives will join Enmarket to present Park Place Outreach with the $1,000 Encourage Health grant. For more information on Park Place Outreach, please visit parkplaceyes.org 

BETHESDA ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP GALA TO SET STAGE FOR GRADUATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy’s 2019 Scholarship Gala will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m on Friday, May 10, at the Plantation Club at The Landings. The Bethesda class of 2019 will graduate the following day. The speaker for the scholarship gala will be Robert L. Brown, principal/owner of R.L. Brown and Associates, an Atlanta architectural firm. Brown is a native of Dublin, Georgia, who worked on Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the late 1970s. Tickets to the scholarship gala are $150 and are available at http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/scholarship-gala/

DIABETES CULINARY PROGRAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) A brand new culinary program designed for children and teens with Type 1 diabetes was recently announced. The program is for 6-12th graders and will be held at the Savannah Children’s Museum on May 18 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The new program is hosted in partnership with the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett’s Children’s Hospital, Everyday Diabetes Center and the Forsyth Farmer’s Market. Register for the event by visiting https://www.campkudzu.org/event/food-for-thought-culinary-program/ 

WJCL ABC 22 PARENT HEARST TELEVISION RECEIVES NAB’S SERVICE TO AMERICA AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hearst Television, owner of WJCL ABC 22 has been honored with the National Association of Broadcasters’ 2019 Service to America Award for Television, in the Ownership Group category. The NAB Leadership Foundation (NABLF), the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), annually presents the Celebration of Service to America Awards honoring the outstanding public service commitment of local television and radio broadcasters. For more information, please visit https://www.wjcl.com/ 

10TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 9! Our favorite event, Night of Champions, is back for its 10th year! Night of Champions is LDSS’ integrated workforce advocacy event. It shares local success stories of the businesses that take a chance on employees who exceed expectations. This year, we are joined by national success-makers: John & Mark Cronin (John’s Crazy Socks) and Amy Wright (Bitty & Beau’s Coffee). For more information, please visit https://www.wtoc.com/video/2019/04/29/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-night-champions/  

PADDLEFEST

(AUGUSTA, GA) Savannah Riverkeeper invites you to celebrate our 13th annual Paddlefest on Saturday, May 11. The route will be from downtown Augusta to the boat ramp at Lock & Dam, a winding 10 miles downstream. Registration starts at $25. Participants can sign up at http://bit.ly/paddlefest2019 

MAY 23 ART AUCTION 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s Board members invite the community to celebrate 40 years of “The Art of Living” at a Summer Nights Party and Art Auction featuring paintings, sculpture and jewelry from 40 of Savannah’s finest artists. Proceeds from the party will benefit the healing arts of music and massage therapy which help Hospice Savannah’s patients and their families live fully and comfortably through illness. This fun event will take place on Thursday, May 23 at Cha Bella, 102 E. Broad Street between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. There will be an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance through Eventbrite. For more information, including the entire list of artists, or to buy a ticket please visit https://artauction.eventbrite.com 

RECAP VIDEO FROM ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Remember Roto-Rooter Savannah’s Royal Flush Casino Night? We haven’t forgotten either! Check out this recap video from our favorite night of the year HERE

VIDEO TOUR OF NEW JAGUAR LAND ROVER HILTON HEAD DEALERSHIP 

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Have you seen Peacock Automotive’s new Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Hilton Head? A beautiful facility, you can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe_tnAgKpqA&feature=youtu.be 

KOLE MANAGEMENT SELLS APARTMENT PORTFOLIO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Kole Management Co. is in the process of selling its portfolio of 13 apartment communities in two states to transition exclusively into property management. In its new form, the company will retain management of eleven of those properties.Kole put its multifamily portfolio on the market in November, and all of its properties are under contract with closing expected in April and May. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/commercial-real-estate/9177-april-25-kole-management-sells-apartment-portfolio,-focuses-solely-on-property-management.html  Kole Management company logo


LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA VISITS CAMDEN COUNTY FOR SESSION 3 OF 2019 PROGRAM

(ST. MARYS, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) members toured Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay as part of their third session of the year, as they studied the impact of various military installations on the region’s economy and also took a look at disaster preparedness. To learn more, please visit http://savannahceo.com/features/2019/04/leadership-southeast-georgia-tours-submarine-base-studies-military-impact-and-disaster-preparedness/

Leadership Southeast Georgia LSEGA


HORIZONS SAVANNAH TO PARTICIPATE IN HORIZONS GIVING DAY MAY 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announced its participation in Horizons Giving Day, a national effort on May 15 with a single goal: to raise money to expand existing Horizons programs and bring Horizons to more students and their families. Horizons Savannah will engage in a competitive, yet friendly, race to raise funds online and in-person with more than 50 Horizons programs nationwide. All funds raised in support of Horizons Savannah will stay in the local community. To contribute to Horizons Savannah, visit www.HorizonsGivingDay.org/organizations/horizons-savannah

QUICK WAYS TO ENGAGE ON LINKEDIN

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Looking for the quickest (and most colorful) ways to engage on LinkedIn? Check out how to here: https://www.inc.com/amy-george/this-is-quickest-way-to-engage-on-linkedin-it-just-got-more-colorful-fun.html?cid=hmsub4 

PAULA KREISSLER FEATURED ON “DIFFERENCE MAKERS” PODCAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Morning News featured Paula Kreissler, Healthy Savannah’s Director of Healthy Living, on their “Difference Makers” podcast. If you are interested in health in any way (or if you aren’t), check out the podcast episode here: https://omny.fm/shows/from-the-newsroom-savannah-now/difference-makers-episode-23-healthy-savannah-dire 

MARJORIE YOUNG SPEAKS AT MONTHLY BUY LOCAL MEETING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local Savannah hosted Marjorie Young at their monthly luncheon on Thursday, April 25. Young, an experienced public relations consultant and president and CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations, presented “Five Top Business Insights.” To view a video of her speech, please visit https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/281331726107580/

Marjorie Young


UNITED WAY WOMEN UNITED HOST WOMEN WHO RULE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Women Who Rule is a fundraising event hosted by United Way WOMEN UNITED to support low-income women in finding dependable transportation.  The event showcases four female leaders in our community for an inspirational afternoon. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 8, from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. For tickets, please visit http://www.uwce.org/event


SAVANNAH SCORE AND SAVANNAH TECH PRESENT “HANDS ON QUICKBOOKS ONLINE TRAINING (INITIAL)”

(SAVANNAH, GA) A key to managing a successful business is installing a financial system which provides timely reporting and control. In this workshop, Lisa Reavis, CPA from Sand Dollar Accounting Firm will walk attendees through how to set up their QB Online account, setting up their chart of accounts, entering deposits and expenses, creating a basic invoice, using reports and more. This training will be for functionality of QuickBooks Online. This workshop will take place on May 8th from 11:30am – 1:30pm at Savannah Tech, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. The workshop is free to attend. Please call the Savannah SCORE office at 912-652-4335 or email us at scoresav70@gmail.com.

APRIL OPEN FOR BUSINESS® FOCUSES ON MICRO-INFLUENCERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) What is a micro-influencer, anyway? You can find out by watching the video from our April session of Open for Business®. Check it out here and leave any questions you have: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/2272231152816006/ 

YAPPY HOUR BENEFITS JASPER ANIMAL RESCUE MISSION

(HARDEEVILLE, SC) Peacock Subaru held another Yappy Hour celebration on April 11, 2019, to benefit Jasper Animal Rescue Mission. The local shelter brought multiple dogs to the showroom who were available for adoption. One lucky winner of THE golf putting contest went home with two tickets to the RBC Heritage golf tournament, including passes to the 104.9 The Surf hospitality tent on the 18th green at Harbour Town. These quarterly events assist animal welfare groups to showcase Peacock Subaru’s “Subaru Loves Pets” philosophy. To watch a video from the event, please visit https://youtu.be/Znrubce4TnI 

SUMMER 500 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah is in need of area business involvement to provide hands-on summer work opportunities for high school students as a part of its Summer 500 student intern program. The program begins with a week of career skills training on Monday, June 3 followed by eight weeks of employment with participating businesses. To become a Summer 500 supporter, visit https://www.savannahga.gov/1856/Summer-500-Businesses or contact Glenn Hull at ghull@savannahga.govor 912.525.3100 Ext. 8977

SAVANNAH AREA CHAMBER HOSTS COFFEE CHATS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Coffee Chats” on Tuesday, May 7, at 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Catholic Diocese Event Venue located at 2170 E. Victory Dr. The cost to attend is $12.00 for Chamber members. Purchase tickets here: http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=146 

2019 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS TO WATCH

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Marketing on social media never sleeps. Watch out for these 7 social media trends that are anticipated to come up in 2019: https://www.inc.com/john-hall/7-social-media-trends-brands-need-to-know-to-prepare-for-2019.html?cid=landermore 

BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY INNOVATES WITH NON-INVASIVE SKIN EXAM TECHNOLOGY

(BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA) Beaufort Dermatology of Pinnacle Medical Group is thrilled to present Vivascope 1500, the newest in skin cancer technology allowing the provider to make a diagnosis without removing any tissue. Pinnacle is the only practice in the area offering this advanced technology. In-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a non-invasive skin imaging modality for detecting diseases of the skin such as melanoma and other cancers. It can be used in place of biopsies in certain cases and is effective in viewing large skin lesions where a biopsy of the entire spot might be difficult. For more information, please visit http://lowcountryceo.com/news/2019/04/beaufort-dermatology-innovates-non-invasive-skin-exam-technology/ Dr. Klenke - Confocal Machine - Beaufort Dermatology


ROUSH’S DELIVERY SERVICE BREAKS GROUND ON NEW WAREHOUSE FLEX SPACE

(GARDEN CITY, GA) Savannah-based commercial construction firm, the Dewitt Tilton Group held groundbreaking ceremonies in Garden City for a 30,000-square-foot warehouse/office building for Roush’s Delivery Service. The pre-engineered metal building will include 3,500 square feet of heated and cooled office space. The building is dock-high all the way around, and the office portion will be configured as two stories. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190419/roushs-delivery-service-to-expandDewitt Tilton Group


HOW TO GET INTO THE FILM INDUSTRY – CHARLES BOWEN

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) Wondering how in the world you could find yourself in the film industry one day? Charles Bowen has an idea! In this Connect Savannah article, he shares his tips and wise words. Check it out here: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/how-to-get-into-the-film-industry/Content?oid=12332716

Attorney Charles Bowen, Founder of The Savannah Film Alliance and Southern Gateway Production Services


THANK YOU TO FIRSTPAGE MARKETING

(SAVANNAH, GA) FirstPage Marketing is one of the Excellence Sponsors for the 2019 Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) program. FirstPage Marketing’s mission is to improve businesses’ online visibility and conversions. For more information, please visit  https://www.firstpagelife.com/about-us/ 

MEET RALPH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Ralph! Ralph is a five-month-old bulldog mix. Ralph loves his squeaky toys and likes to fall asleep with them in his mouth. He is such a darling little pup just waiting on his perfect home to come along! For more information on Ralph or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-509-ralph/ 

Peacock Subaru Donates $4,875 to Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine

Peacock Subaru Donates $4,875 to Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine

(HARDEEVILLE, S.C.) Peacock Subaruhas donated $4,875 to Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicineas part of the annual Subaru Share the Love event.

The funds were raised during November and December 2018. Each Subaru buyer could decide whether to donate a portion of the purchase price to a national charity or Peacock Subaru’s hometown nonprofit, the local chapter of Volunteers In Medicine.

Volunteers with the organization provide care to community members in Bluffton and Jasper County who are without medical insurance.

“It’s donations like these that give us the freedom to stop worrying about how we can do it and to start focusing on the people who need it,” said Dennis Toney, director of development for Bluffton Jasper County VIM. “We have outstanding nurses and physicians who donate their time and expertise, but it’s imperative that we have the financial assistance to make a difference, and Peacock Subarujust made that possible.”

The donation will go toward the daily operations of the organization, which is run by approximately 90 volunteers.

Peacock Subaru

Peacock Subaru General Manager Ken Kirby presents the Subaru “Share the Love” check to Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers In Medicine Director of Development Dennis Toney.

“We chose Bluffton Jasper County VIMas our designated hometown charity this year because of the impact they’re making in our local community,” said Ken Kirby, general manager of Peacock Subaru. “This annual event not only allows our dealership to give back, but it allows our customers to participate in the act of giving.”

For more information on Bluffton Jasper County VIM, please visit https://bjvim.org/about-us/overview/.

For more information on Peacock Subaru, please visit https://www.peacocksubaruhiltonhead.com/.

ABOUT BLUFFTON JASPER COUNTY VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE
With the dedicated service of volunteer physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals, the Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine(VIM) provides care to friends and neighbors in Bluffton and Jasper Counties who are without medical insurance. Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicineis one of more than 90 independent clinics under the guidance of the National Volunteers in Medicine Alliance. For more information, please visit, https://bjvim.org/about-us/overview/

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotiveowns and operates 17 automotive dealerships representing 14 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mallon U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mallinclude Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagenand Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Genesis of Savannahand Savannah Volkswagenin Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbiaand Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Fordin the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotivealso owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institutein Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurancein Georgia and South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843)-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Bethesda Academy Scholarship Gala to Set Stage for Graduation

Bethesda Academy Scholarship Gala to Set Stage for Graduation

(Savannah, GA) Bethesda Academy’s 2019 Scholarship Gala will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m on Friday, May 10, at the Plantation Club at The Landings. The Bethesdaclass of 2019 will graduate the following day.

The speaker for the scholarship gala will be Robert L. Brown, principal/owner of R.L. Brown and Associates, an Atlanta architectural firm. Brown is a native of Dublin, Georgia, who worked on Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airportin the late 1970s.

He later founded his own firm. Its portfolio includes such projects as the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center and Music Academics Building at Morehouse Collegeand the Birmingham Civil Rights Institutein Birmingham, Alabama, along with numerous other scholastic and public structures.

“We are excited to be able to bring a speaker of such accomplishment as Robert Brown,” said Bethesdapresident Michael Hughes. “He can demonstrate to our students that privilege is not a requirement when you have hard work, focus and leadership skills on your side. That’s not just how you build a career, but, as Brown has demonstrated, how you build a legacy.”

Bethesda’s class of 2019 has 15 members. Eleven plan to attend college and were accepted by 14 different colleges and universities. One future graduate plans to enlist in the U.S. Air Forceand another will attend an EMT course to enter the medical field. Two others hope to enroll in Georgia Ports Authority’s Y.E.S. program, a mentor-based program that transitions graduates into careers at the port.

Thanks to the school’s dual enrollment program with Point University, many of the college-bound graduates will start their college careers as near sophomores.

“In our junior and senior classes, one in three students is dual enrolled, meaning they are completing high school and at the same time taking college courses for college credit,” said Hughes. “This is not only a testament to the quality of our academic program, but in this day of staggering student-loan debt, it represents fiscal responsibility, leading to solid savings for students and their families.”

Twelve juniors and seniors are involved in joint enrollment classes.

Tickets to the scholarship gala are $150 and are available at http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/scholarship-gala/.

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ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academyis the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and college preparatory curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.orgor call 912.644.4376.

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