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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 16, 2018

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


QUESTFEST BRINGS THOUSANDS OF GIRLS TO SAV
(SAVANNAHNOW) About 1,100 Girl Scouts stormed Savannah for the 2018 Girl Scout QuestFest, “a scavenger hunt of epic proportion” through the Historic District of Savannah, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. For three days, teams of about 10 to 15 scouts each set out in search of an experience, rather than an item, according to Sue Else, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia CEO. Read the full story at http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180713/more-than-1000-girl-scouts-storm-savannah-for-2018-questfest

CHAIR OF SOUTHERN COAST HEART BALL NAMED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce Catherine Donaldson will chair the 22nd Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. The Heart Ball will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The AHA’s local Life is Why sponsor, Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, is also excited to be part of this incredible event. The AHA is also pleased to announce that Audi Hilton Head will be this year’s legacy sponsor for the fifth year in a row. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/catherine-donaldson-named-chair-of-the-southern-coast-heart-ball/

Catherine Donaldson, chair of Southern Coast Heart Ball

Catherine Donaldson


DON’T BE A VICTIM: AVOID TECHNOLOGY SCAMS

(Savannah, GA) Keith Fletcher, COO of Speros, discusses today’s tech support scams and how to avoid them. See the full interview here: http://www.wtoc.com/story/38614595/dont-be-a-victim-tech-support-scamsKeith Fletcher, Chief Operations Officer, of Speros


SANDFLY WOMEN’S BUSINESS OWNERS COALITION MEETING JULY 18

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women’s Business Owners Coalition will hold a meeting on Wednesday, July 18, at 8 a.m. at Cutter’s Point Coffee. Organized by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental, members meet biannually to discuss the current state of business in Sandfly and to exchange insight on new businesses and news in our community. The meeting is open to any female business owner in the Sandfly, Isle of Hope, Dutch Island, Landings or Southside area. For more information, call 912.826.4037.

LDSS HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) has hired its first executive director. Kayla Johnson will be responsible for administering the growing organization’s activities and annual events, including the one-mile Buddy Walk, the Night of Champions gala dinner and Camp Buddy. For more information, visit http://www.ldssga.org/.

Kayla Johnson, Low Country Down Syndrome Society Executive Director

Kayla Johnson, Low Country Down Syndrome Society Executive Director


MAKE YOUR WEBSITE GDPR COMPLIANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are becoming increasingly popular, and your business needs to know how to comply with the rules. Lauren Dingus, Director of the Web and Social Media Department at Speros, explains how to do so. Read the full article here: http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180707/dingus-make-your-website-gdpr-compliant

TEAMS SELECTED FOR CANFIELD MOUTH SHEILD PROGRAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Two teams have been selected for the 2018 Canfield Mouth Shield Program – Jenkins High School and Savannah Christian Preparatory School.  Each team will receive free custom-made mouth guards in school colors. Mouthguards provide stability to the players’ jaws and cushion blows that can cause severe dental injuries such as broken teeth, fractured jaws, gum lacerations and injuries to their lips or tongue.  For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/angela-canfield-jenkins-and-savannah-christian-mouth-guards/

SUBARU 2017 SHARE THE LOVE EVENT DONATION

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head presented nearly $23,000 to the Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine. This marks the fourth year in a row that Peacock Subaru has chosen Volunteers in Medicine to receive a local share made available in conjunction with Subaru of America, Inc.’s Share the Love program. For more information visit


GEORGIA’S HANDS-FREE LAW: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you haven’t yet heard about the new Hands-Free Georgia Act, you’re at risk for receiving a ticket. Joanie Iaco of Peacock Automotive helps citizens understand the new law in her article which navigates the rules and implications for all drivers. Read the full article here: http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180703/letters-to-editor-wednesday-navigating-georgias-new-hands-free-law

Joanie Iaco, Peacock Automotive

Joanie Iaco


TIPS FOR MILLENNIAL ENTREPRENEURS

(FORBES) Whether you are a startup founder or a small business owner, how you work with others and the personality you project can have a significant impact on the success of your company.  To read more visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/07/03/nine-tips-for-millennial-entrepreneurs-to-improve-their-leadership-potential/#4545d1465288

LEARN ABOUT THE SUPER SHARKS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society encourages locals to participate in ‘Super Sharks Day’ on July 22 from 5-7pm. Super Sharks is a special needs competitive cheerleading team who practice and compete throughout the year. For more information, call 912-856-4078. To register, contact bhjavino@gmail.com. To learn more about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, visit https://ldssga.org/.

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT HOSPICE CARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah, a member of the National Partnership for Hospice and Innovation, is pleased to share myths and facts from the organization about end of life care. Read the 15 myths vs. facts about Hospice care at http://www.hospicesavannah.org/de-bunking-hospice-myths/

FAMILY TIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates, a Savannah architecture firm, was recently asked to work on a project that would encompass renovating an historic Tybee raised cottage that had sheltered four generations of one family. They were also commissioned to build a companion structure on the adjacent lots.  Savannah Magazine published an article on the home’s history and the work Felder & Associates did on the renovations.  To read the article, visit http://www.savannahmagazine.com/family-ties/ House built by Felder & Associates

LEGAL PERSPECTIVE: GDPR

(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a data privacy law that gives citizens of the EU far more control over their personal data and requires businesses to keep all such data private, safe and protected. Any company that collects data on people who live in the EU must follow the new regulations, no matter where the company is based. That means that if you own a company in Savannah but sell to a European customer, you are subject to the new GDPR privacy rules. Learn more http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180707/bowen-everything-you-need-to-know-about-gdpr

NEW EVENT DESIGN COMPANY, JARDINIERE

(BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC) With over thirty years of combined experience in event planning and floral design, Dakotah Terrace and Terry Simmons have launched a new Event Design company, Jardiniére. Headquartered at 61 Arrow Road, STE. E, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Jardiniére’s facility features a consultation showroom, reception, office and studio workroom. The company offers services in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Mt. Pleasant and Charleston areas, as well as the greater Savannah area. Distinguishing themselves from planners and coordinators, Jardiniére owners affirm that they create one-of-a-kind experiences for clients by achieving the desired decor looks through typography, linens, rentals and florals. For more information, visit www.jardiniereevents.com. The company is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jardiniereevents/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jardiniere_events/

EIGHT TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL MEDIA INTERVIEWS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join us for our July session of our monthly OPEN FOR BUSINESS® series. This month, we are helping you prepare for all of your upcoming media interviews! Join the conversation on our Facebook event page where you can find this month’s article and all of the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674276016019586/

DAWNS DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GETS TWO THUMBS UP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sixty young ladies from the surrounding area recently began the 2018- 2019 session of Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. During the first week-long session, twenty- three experts from Chatham and Bulloch Counties put on interactive workshops that focused on leadership, financial management, self-esteem and character building, public speaking, goal setting, time management, SAT prep, tips to overcome bullying, and more. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/students-give-dawns-daughter-leadership-academy-two-thumbs-up/

Dawn's Daughter 2018

Dawn’s Daughter 2018-2019


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE PURCHASES COLUMBIA PROPERTIES

(JASPER CO., S.C.) Peacock Automotive, headquartered in the Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina, has announced it is expanding in Columbia with the purchase of Jim Hudson Hyundai and Genesis at 310 Greystone Blvd. The acquisition of the Columbia properties will increase Peacock Automotive’s inventory by 350 new and pre-owned vehicles and add 30 jobs to the group, which employs more than 700 people in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. With this acquisition, Peacock Automotive has added more than six acres and a little over 33,000 square feet of facilities to its footprint of 24 automotive dealerships in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, thereby giving the company a total of 538,054 square feet of facilities and 122 acres of land. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

SAVANNAH LEADING THE WAY IN TECHNOLOGY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia legislature has designated Savannah as a logistics technology innovation corridor along Interstate 16 and Interstate 95. Keith Fletcher, COO of local technology services firm, Speros, played a key role in achieving this status by appearing before the Senate study committee on two separate occasions. Fletcher was able to highlight the some of the many advantages Savannah brings to the table. He also heads a local task force that has been working on the corridor. Read more about the new designation at
(FORBES) Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don’t believe you’ll succeed, you won’t.  To read more, visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2016/08/02/8-unrealistic-expectations-that-will-ruin-you/#76891d9619f0

ENMARK ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the second session of the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Flux Nourishment Community was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for community health research and diet and wellness education. Flux Nourishment Community is a non-profit that uses community-based participatory research and works with community leaders, including those in indigent and minority populations, to bring the message of empowering health through nourishment and to provide services to those in need of nutrition education and wellness coaching. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present Encourage Health Education Grant to Flux Nourishment

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present Encourage Health Education Grant to Flux Nourishment


LEOPOLD AND PRESSLY JOIN BETHESDA BOARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy is pleased to welcome Hollywood movie producer and Savannah businessman Stratton Leopold and educator Paul Pressly to the institution’s board of governors. Leopold, a Savannah native who has been in the film business for more than 40 years, has nearly 60 film and television credits to his name ranging from executive producer and producer to casting director and actor. Pressly is director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance at the Ossabaw Island Foundation and is a past headmaster of the Savannah Country Day School. The two new board members will join officers Cliff McCurry, chair; William T. Moore, vice chair; Quentin Marlin, secretary; Jim Trolinger, treasurer; and fellow members Linda Bleicken, Ellen Bolch, J. Ryan Chandler, Brian Harlander, John C. Helmken, H. Michael Hughes, Diane Ingram, R. Kevin Jackson, Leslie Littlejohn, Joe Marinelli and Donna Stafford. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org

Paul Pressley, Bethesda Academy Board

Paul Pressley,


FOURTH ANNUAL KIDS & PROS FOOTBALL CAMP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Kids & Pros No-Contact Football Camps will be held at two locations in the Savannah area. The first camp will be held on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at Calvary Day School, located at 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404. The second camp will be held on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 at Pooler Recreation Park, located at 900 S Rogers St, Pooler, GA 31322. Sponsors for this year’s camp include Chatham Orthopedics, J.C. Lewis Ford, GenCapital, The Dewitt Tilton Group, Byrd Cookie Company, Neurological & Spine Institute, Memorial Health University Medical Center, SunTrust Bank, Oliver Maner, LLP, Hussey Gay Bell, Walmart and Enviro Vac Industrial Services. For more information on Kids & Pros, visit https://www.kidsandpros.com.

DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT SKINCARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology shares skincare facts: “Experts say you only need 1oz, or 1 shot glass worth of sunscreen each application. That’s about how much it takes to cover exposed skin areas.” To learn more about Low Country Dermatology, visit https://lcderm.com/

“QUICKBOOKS ONLINE” HOSTED AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, will host QuickBooks Online Tuesday, July 24 from 9am – 4pm. Cost $169. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern or call 912-651-3200 for more info.

BIZPITCH SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Got an idea for a unique exciting new product or service? Then consider the new “BizPitch Savannah” entrepreneurial competition, a kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank.” It’s a chance to pitch your idea to a panel of judges with the potential to win $2500 in cash and a package of professional start-up business services worth an estimated $7,500. Must apply before Aug 1, 2018. Competition rules and application forms are available at http://bizpitchsavannah.com.

BizPitch Savannah™, presented by the Savannah SCORE

BizPitch Savannah™, presented by the Savannah SCORE


LSEGA 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2019 course. The deadline to nominate is Friday, Aug. 3. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or regional leaders, or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations may be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com).

ENCOURAGE GIRLS TO PURSUE STEM CAREERS

(TIME) Women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. In the field of engineering, for example, women earned fewer than 20 percent of doctorates in 2014.  To read more visit http://time.com/5338372/girls-stem-careers/

LOCAL COALITION TO SPEAK AT NAT’L CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Members of the local community organizer coalition, The Political Rascals, have been invited to speak at the national Netroots Nation 2018 conference in New Orleans. Their proposal, Moving the Ball Forward in the Deep South: Why What Works in Your Town Don’t Work in Ours, was selected out of 300 proposals and will be one of the main events at the three-day conference. For more information or to donate to their campaign, visit the campaign fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/events/239191990148096/

PERFORMANCE INITIATIVE LIFTERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Eleven Performance Initiative weightlifters compete at 2018 Youth National Championships.  They brought home 3 National Championship titles, 1 silver medalist, 1 bronze medalist, 1 female 13U Best Lifter and 3 national records set. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceInitiatives/

SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com

FAITH EQUESTRIAN BOOTS & BBQ 

(GUYTON, GA) Join Faith Equestrian for their 1st Annual Boots and BBQ fundraising event. Come dressed in your favorite boots and cowboy hat to enjoy a Yee Haw evening of BBQ, country dancing and a great auction. Also get ready to compete in the best boots, best hat contest where you can win great prizes, all to benefit Faith Equestrian’s Program to serve individuals with special abilities in our community. Saturday, Aug 18 at 6 PM. $40 single ticket, $70 couple. https://www.facebook.com/events/229427577674467/

PLAY GOLF FOR HOSPICE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament, presented by USI Insurance Services, will be held at The Landings Club’s Plantation Course on Friday, September 7, 2018. Driving range and lunch will be available at noon, with a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start. Greens fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. Registration and sponsorship information is available at www.HospiceSavannah.org/Golf

GEORGIA POWER PRESENTS SPORTS AWARDS LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council will host its 2018 Georgia Power Sports Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 26 at the Savannah Golf Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.The luncheon honors local athletes and business partners who have excelled at their given sport or profession. To purchase a table or tickets for the annual event, visit http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/sports-luncheon-registration-2018.pdf

MEET NATALIE!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Natalie, a 5 month old female lab mix.  This adorable girl loves to cuddle in your lap and play tug of war.  She is looking for her forever home!  If you are interested in adopting her, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-172-natalie/.  (By the way, her brother Andy is available too!)
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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 9, 2018

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


CHAIR OF SOUTHERN COAST HEART BALL NAMED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce Catherine Donaldson will chair the 22nd Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. The Heart Ball will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The AHA’s local Life is Why sponsor, Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, is also excited to be part of this incredible event. The AHA is also pleased to announce that Audi Hilton Head will be this year’s legacy sponsor for the fifth year in a row.

Catherine Donaldson, chair of Southern Coast Heart Ball

Catherine Donaldson


SANDFLY WOMEN’S BUSINESS OWNERS COALITION MEETING JULY 18

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women’s Business Owners Coalition will hold a meeting on Wednesday, July 18, at 8 a.m. at Cutter’s Point Coffee. Organized by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental, members meet biannually to discuss the current state of business in Sandfly and to exchange insight on new businesses and news in our community. The meeting is open to any female business owner in the Sandfly, Isle of Hope, Dutch Island, Landings or Southside area. For more information, call 912.826.4037.

LEARN ABOUT THE SUPER SHARKS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society encourages locals to participate in ‘Super Sharks Day’ on July 22 from 5-7pm. Super Sharks is a special needs competitive cheerleading team who practice and compete throughout the year. For more information, call 912-856-4078. To register, contact bhjavino@gmail.com. To learn more about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, visit https://ldssga.org/.

FAITH EQUESTRIAN BOOTS & BBQ 

(GUYTON, GA) Join Faith Equestrian for their 1st Annual Boots and BBQ fundraising event. Come dressed in your favorite boots and cowboy hat to enjoy a Yee Haw evening of BBQ, country dancing and a great auction. Also get ready to compete in the best boots, best hat contest where you can win great prizes, all to benefit Faith Equestrian’s Program to serve individuals with special abilities in our community. Saturday, Aug 18 at 6 PM. $40 single ticket, $70 couple. https://www.facebook.com/events/229427577674467/

FAMILY TIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates, a Savannah architecture firm, was recently asked to work on a project that would encompass renovating an historic Tybee raised cottage that had sheltered four generations of one family. They were also commissioned to build a companion structure on the adjacent lots.  Savannah Magazine published an article on the home’s history and the work Felder & Associates did on the renovations.  To read the article, visit http://www.savannahmagazine.com/family-ties/ House built by Felder & Associates

LEGAL PERSPECTIVE: GDPR

(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a data privacy law that gives citizens of the EU far more control over their personal data and requires businesses to keep all such data private, safe and protected. Any company that collects data on people who live in the EU must follow the new regulations, no matter where the company is based. That means that if you own a company in Savannah but sell to a European customer, you are subject to the new GDPR privacy rules. Learn more http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180707/bowen-everything-you-need-to-know-about-gdpr Charles Bowen

EIGHT TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL MEDIA INTERVIEWS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join us for our July session of our monthly Open for Business series. This month, we are helping you prepare for all of your upcoming media interviews! Join the conversation on our Facebook event page where you can find this month’s article and all of the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674276016019586/

DAWNS DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GETS TWO THUMBS UP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sixty young ladies from the surrounding area recently began the 2018- 2019 session of Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. During the first week-long session, twenty- three experts from Chatham and Bulloch Counties put on interactive workshops that focused on leadership, financial management, self-esteem and character building, public speaking, goal setting, time management, SAT prep, tips to overcome bullying, and more. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/students-give-dawns-daughter-leadership-academy-two-thumbs-up/

Dawn's Daughter 2018

Dawn’s Daughter 2018-2019


NAVIGATING GA’S NEW HANDS-FREE LAW

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s the law. Georgia motorists will have to put down their phones while driving to comply with the new Hands-Free Georgia Act that became effective July 1.  Joanie Iaco’s Letter to the editor helps clear up was is and is not allowed under this new law.  To read the letter, visit http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180703/letters-to-editor-wednesday-navigating-georgias-new-hands-free-law

Joanie Iaco, Peacock Automotive

Joanie Iaco


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE PURCHASES COLUMBIA PROPERTIES

(JASPER CO., S.C.) Peacock Automotive, headquartered in the Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina, has announced it is expanding in Columbia with the purchase of Jim Hudson Hyundai and Genesis at 310 Greystone Blvd. The acquisition of the Columbia properties will increase Peacock Automotive’s inventory by 350 new and pre-owned vehicles and add 30 jobs to the group, which employs more than 700 people in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. With this acquisition, Peacock Automotive has added more than six acres and a little over 33,000 square feet of facilities to its footprint of 24 automotive dealerships in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, thereby giving the company a total of 538,054 square feet of facilities and 122 acres of land. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

FIND A HOME, FIND A PET

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park + Broad Boutique apartments, under Kole Management Company, a Savannah-based real estate management and investment firm, partnered with Coastal Pet Rescue for their Grand Opening on June 28. Park + Broad welcomed pet food and monetary donations and had available adoptable pets while showcasing their new apartments. To view the interview, visit http://www.wtoc.com/clip/14453342/park-broad-and-coastal-pet-rescue. For more information on Kole management , visit www.Kolemc.com.  For more information on the non-profit Coastal Pet Rescue, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/

Kole Management Company and Coastal Pet Rescue

Kole Management cutting the Ribbon at Park + Broad


SAVANNAH LEADING THE WAY IN TECHNOLOGY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia legislature has designated Savannah as a logistics technology innovation corridor along Interstate 16 and Interstate 95. Keith Fletcher, COO of local technology services firm, Speros, played a key role in achieving this status by appearing before the Senate study committee on two separate occasions. Fletcher was able to highlight the some of the many advantages Savannah brings to the table. He also heads a local task force that has been working on the corridor. Read more about the new designation at

ENMARK ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the second session of the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Flux Nourishment Community was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for community health research and diet and wellness education. Flux Nourishment Community is a non-profit that uses community-based participatory research and works with community leaders, including those in indigent and minority populations, to bring the message of empowering health through nourishment and to provide services to those in need of nutrition education and wellness coaching. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present Encourage Health Education Grant to Flux Nourishment

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present Encourage Health Education Grant to Flux Nourishment


GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA-QUESTFEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) This week, Girl Scouts from around the country will once again travel to historic Savannah for an adventure unlike any other. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) is hosting QuestFest, a weekend of fun adventure, challenges and entertainment from July 12-15, in the historic home of Girl Scouting. Last year, there was over 1,000 Girl Scouts in attendance. For more information, visit https://gsquestfest.org/

LEOPOLD AND PRESSLY JOIN BETHESDA BOARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy is pleased to welcome Hollywood movie producer and Savannah businessman Stratton Leopold and educator Paul Pressly to the institution’s board of governors. Leopold, a Savannah native who has been in the film business for more than 40 years, has nearly 60 film and television credits to his name ranging from executive producer and producer to casting director and actor. Pressly is director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance at the Ossabaw Island Foundation and is a past headmaster of the Savannah Country Day School. The two new board members will join officers Cliff McCurry, chair; William T. Moore, vice chair; Quentin Marlin, secretary; Jim Trolinger, treasurer; and fellow members Linda Bleicken, Ellen Bolch, J. Ryan Chandler, Brian Harlander, John C. Helmken, H. Michael Hughes, Diane Ingram, R. Kevin Jackson, Leslie Littlejohn, Joe Marinelli and Donna Stafford. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org

HOSPICE ART GALLERY HONORS VETERANS

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the month of July, Hospice of Savannah will be showing selected photographs celebrating over 10 years of Hospice Savannah patients and families, including “We Honor Veterans” showcasing veteran patients. Join photographer Les Wilkes on July 15 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery. For more information, please visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/les-wilkes/ or email hsfoundation@hospicesavannah.org.

FOURTH ANNUAL KIDS & PROS FOOTBALL CAMP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Kids & Pros No-Contact Football Camps will be held at two locations in the Savannah area. The first camp will be held on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at Calvary Day School, located at 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404. The second camp will be held on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 at Pooler Recreation Park, located at 900 S Rogers St, Pooler, GA 31322. Sponsors for this year’s camp include Chatham Orthopedics, J.C. Lewis Ford, GenCapital, The Dewitt Tilton Group, Byrd Cookie Company, Neurological & Spine Institute, Memorial Health University Medical Center, SunTrust Bank, Oliver Maner, LLP, Hussey Gay Bell, Walmart and Enviro Vac Industrial Services. For more information on Kids & Pros, visit https://www.kidsandpros.com.

DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT SKINCARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology shares skincare facts: “Experts say you only need 1oz, or 1 shot glass worth of sunscreen each application. That’s about how much it takes to cover exposed skin areas.” To learn more about Low Country Dermatology, visit https://lcderm.com/

“QUICKBOOKS ONLINE” HOSTED AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, will host QuickBooks Online Tuesday, July 24 from 9am – 4pm. Cost $169. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern or call 912-651-3200 for more info.

LSEGA 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2019 course. The deadline to nominate is Friday, Aug. 3. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or regional leaders, or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations may be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com). 

GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT HOSPICE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 15th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Robbie Smith was a vibrant, fun, sports-loving young man who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1992. For fifteen years his family and friends have organized a fun-filled day of golf in his memory and in gratitude for the care provided by Hospice Savannah during the last months of his life. This year’s outing has a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain’s choice) format. $100 per person includes lunch, prizes, and beverages on the course; $125 per person also includes two Mulligans, one raffle ticket, Tee Buster on Hole 14, Eagle Putt on Hole 7, and a “Fantasy” scratch-off card for a chance to win a complimentary round of golf. Players may register at www.RobbieGolf.com/register or call Kevin Ainsworth at 912-655-1933. Proceeds will help sustain the life-enriching programs and services of Hospice Savannah, Inc.

LOCAL COALITION TO SPEAK AT NAT’L CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Members of the local community organizer coalition, The Political Rascals, have been invited to speak at the national Netroots Nation 2018 conference in New Orleans. Their proposal, Moving the Ball Forward in the Deep South: Why What Works in Your Town Don’t Work in Ours, was selected out of 300 proposals and will be one of the main events at the three-day conference. For more information or to donate to their campaign, visit the campaign fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/events/239191990148096/

The Political Rascals Representatives

(From left to right): Coco Papy, Amanda Hollowell, Clinton Edminster (who is not going), Moncello Stewart, Molly Lieberman and Edy Gresham


DEWITT TILTON GROUP GIVES UPDATE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group gives an update on one of their projects, Livingood’s Appliance and Bedding. To view, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DewittTiltonGroup/

BITTY & BEAU’S COFFEE COMING TO SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bitty & Beau’s, a Wilmington, North Carolina based coffee shop is expanding into the Hostess City.  Founder Amy Wright named the shop after her two children who have Down syndrome.  The mission of the organization is to employ those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) including Down syndrome, autism, Cerebral palsy, and more.  The goal is to employ 20 people at the Savannah location, a majority of those will be people with IDD.  Visit http://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/more-than-a-cup-of-joe-bitty-beaus-is-coming-to-savannah/1240270216 to view the full story on WSAV.

PERFORMANCE INITIATIVE LIFTERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Eleven Performance Initiative weightlifters compete at 2018 Youth National Championships.  They brought home 3 National Championship titles, 1 silver medalist, 1 bronze medalist, 1 female 13U Best Lifter and 3 national records set. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceInitiatives/

SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com

WANT A DANISH? 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Danish.  Danish is a 3 month old female American shorthair.  She is very sweet, very playful, and loves to climb!  To adopt Danish, or view other animals available for adoption, visit

http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-031-danish/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 2, 2018

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LEARN ABOUT THE SUPER SHARKS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society encourages locals to participate in ‘Super Sharks Day’ on July 22 from 5-7pm. Super Sharks is a special needs competitive cheerleading team who practice and compete throughout the year. For more information, call 912-856-4078. To register, contact bhjavino@gmail.com. To learn more about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, visit https://ldssga.org/.

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE PURCHASES COLUMBIA PROPERTIES
(JASPER CO., S.C.) Peacock Automotive, headquartered in the Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina, has announced it is expanding in Columbia with the purchase of Jim Hudson Hyundai and Genesis at 310 Greystone Blvd. The acquisition of the Columbia properties will increase Peacock Automotive’s inventory by 350 new and pre-owned vehicles and add 30 jobs to the group, which employs more than 700 people in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. With this acquisition, Peacock Automotive has added more than six acres and a little over 33,000 square feet of facilities to its footprint of 24 automotive dealerships in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, thereby giving the company a total of 538,054 square feet of facilities and 122 acres of land. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

FIND A HOME, FIND A PET

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park + Broad Boutique apartments, under Kole Management Company, a Savannah-based real estate management and investment firm, partnered with Coastal Pet Rescue for their Grand Opening on June 28. Park + Broad welcomed pet food and monetary donations and had available adoptable pets while showcasing their new apartments. To view the interview, visit http://www.wtoc.com/clip/14453342/park-broad-and-coastal-pet-rescue. For more information on Kole management , visit www.Kolemc.com.  For more information on the non-profit Coastal Pet Rescue, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/

Park + Broad

Park + Broad


SAVANNAH LEADING THE WAY IN TECHNOLOGY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia legislature has designated Savannah as a logistics technology innovation corridor along Interstate 16 and Interstate 95. Keith Fletcher, COO of local technology services firm, Speros, played a key role in achieving this status by appearing before the Senate study committee on two separate occasions. Fletcher was able to highlight the some of the many advantages Savannah brings to the table. He also heads a local task force that has been working on the corridor. Read more about the new designation at

ENMARK ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the second session of the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Flux Nourishment Community was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for community health research and diet and wellness education. Flux Nourishment Community is a non-profit that uses community-based participatory research and works with community leaders, including those in indigent and minority populations, to bring the message of empowering health through nourishment and to provide services to those in need of nutrition education and wellness coaching. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/ 

GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA-QUESTFEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) This July, Girl Scouts from around the country will once again travel to historic Savannah for an adventure unlike any other. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) is hosting QuestFest, a weekend of fun adventure, challenges and entertainment from July 12-15, in the historic home of Girl Scouting. Last year, there was over 1,000 Girl Scouts in attendance. For more information, visit https://gsquestfest.org/

LEOPOLD AND PRESSLY JOIN BETHESDA BOARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy is pleased to welcome Hollywood movie producer and Savannah businessman Stratton Leopold and educator Paul Pressly to the institution’s board of governors. Leopold, a Savannah native who has been in the film business for more than 40 years, has nearly 60 film and television credits to his name ranging from executive producer and producer to casting director and actor. Pressly is director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance at the Ossabaw Island Foundation and is a past headmaster of the Savannah Country Day School. The two new board members will join officers Cliff McCurry, chair; William T. Moore, vice chair; Quentin Marlin, secretary; Jim Trolinger, treasurer; and fellow members Linda Bleicken, Ellen Bolch, J. Ryan Chandler, Brian Harlander, John C. Helmken, H. Michael Hughes, Diane Ingram, R. Kevin Jackson, Leslie Littlejohn, Joe Marinelli and Donna Stafford. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org

HOSPICE ART GALLERY HONORS VETERANS

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the month of July, Hospice of Savannah will be showing selected photographs celebrating over 10 years of Hospice Savannah patients and families, including “We Honor Veterans” showcasing veteran patients. Join photographer Les Wilkes on July 15 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery. For more information, please visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/les-wilkes/ or email hsfoundation@hospicesavannah.org.

FOURTH ANNUAL KIDS & PROS FOOTBALL CAMP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Kids & Pros No-Contact Football Camps will be held at two locations in the Savannah area. The first camp will be held on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at Calvary Day School. The second camp will be held on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 at Pooler Recreation Park. Kids & Pros, started by NFL alumni Bobby Butler and Buddy Curry in 2002, highlights on-the-field football instruction as the program teaches football fundamentals and safety techniques and integrates the Game Changers for Life in each component of the clinic. It also offers players guidance on proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. For more information visit https://www.kidsandpros.com

DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT SKINCARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology shares skincare facts: “Experts say you only need 1oz, or 1 shot glass worth of sunscreen each application. That’s about how much it takes to cover exposed skin areas.” To learn more about Low Country Dermatology, visit https://lcderm.com/ 

OGLETHORPE DRIVING CLUB HOSTS CARS AND COFFEE

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third year in a row, The Oglethorpe Driving Club (ODC) will host its July “Cars and Coffee” meeting at Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406, on Saturday, July 7 from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. (rain or shine) to benefit their scholarship drive. On display will be the finest examples of classic, vintage and exotic cars from Savannah and surrounding areas. Donations will be accepted at the event from attendees. For more information about this event visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/186856591591/  and check out the short event promo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwKgGsG8J9w&utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=video_export

“QUICKBOOKS ONLINE” HOSTED AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, will host QuickBooks Online Tuesday, July 24 from 9am – 4pm. Cost $169. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern or call 912-651-3200 for more info.

LSEGA 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2019 course. The deadline to nominate is Friday, Aug. 3. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or regional leaders, or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations may be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com). 

GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT HOSPICE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 15th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Robbie Smith was a vibrant, fun, sports-loving young man who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1992. For fifteen years his family and friends have organized a fun-filled day of golf in his memory and in gratitude for the care provided by Hospice Savannah during the last months of his life. This year’s outing has a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain’s choice) format. $100 per person includes lunch, prizes, and beverages on the course; $125 per person also includes two Mulligans, one raffle ticket, Tee Buster on Hole 14, Eagle Putt on Hole 7, and a “Fantasy” scratch-off card for a chance to win a complimentary round of golf. Players may register at www.RobbieGolf.com/register or call Kevin Ainsworth at 912-655-1933. Proceeds will help sustain the life-enriching programs and services of Hospice Savannah, Inc.

YOUNG WOMEN RECEIVE DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Fifty-six young ladies from Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and Effingham Counties received a Leadership Award for completing the 2017-2018 Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. The accomplishment was celebrated on June 2 at The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island. Dawn’s Daughter, Ltd. is a program founded by WTOC news anchor Dawn Baker dedicated to empowering high school girls of all backgrounds and abilities to set big goals and make positive life choices that will enable them to maximize their full potential. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/dawnsdaughterltd/ Young ladies complete the 2017-2018 Dawn's Daughter Leadership Academy

LOCAL COALITION TO SPEAK AT NAT’L CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Members of the local community organizer coalition, The Political Rascals, have been invited to speak at the national Netroots Nation 2018 conference in New Orleans. Their proposal, Moving the Ball Forward in the Deep South: Why What Works in Your Town Don’t Work in Ours, was selected out of 300 proposals and will be one of the main events at the three-day conference. For more information or to donate to their campaign, visit the campaign fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/events/239191990148096/

The Political Rascals Representatives

(From left to right): Coco Papy, Amanda Hollowell, Clinton Edminster (who is not going), Moncello Stewart, Molly Lieberman and Edy Gresham


DEWITT TILTON GROUP GIVES UPDATE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group gives an update on one of their projects, Livingood’s Appliance and Bedding. To view, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DewittTiltonGroup/ Dewitt Tilton Group, Commercial Construction Savannah, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

BITTY & BEAU’S COFFEE COMING TO SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bitty & Beau’s, a Wilmington, North Carolina based coffee shop is expanding into the Hostess City.  Founder Amy Wright named the shop after her two children who have Down syndrome.  The mission of the organization is to employ those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) including Down syndrome, autism, Cerebral palsy, and more.  The goal is to employ 20 people at the Savannah location, a majority of those will be people with IDD.  Visit http://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/more-than-a-cup-of-joe-bitty-beaus-is-coming-to-savannah/1240270216 to view the full story on WSAV.

PERFORMANCE INITIATIVE LIFTERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Eleven Performance Initiative weightlifters compete at 2018 Youth National Championships.  They brought home 3 National Championship titles, 1 silver medalist, 1 bronze medalist, 1 female 13U Best Lifter and 3 national records set. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceInitiatives/

SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com

NEED SOME COFFEE?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Coffee, a male Jack Russel Terrier mix. He is approximately 2 months old. Coffee is playful and loving as well as litterbox trained. To view Coffee and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-202-coffee/

Kids & Pros Announces Fourth Annual Football Camps in Savannah

Kids & Pros Announces Fourth Annual Football Camps in Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Kids & Pros No-Contact Football Camps will be held at two locations in the Savannah area. The first camp will be held on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at Calvary Day School, located at 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404. The second camp will be held on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 at Pooler Recreation Park, located at 900 S Rogers St, Pooler, GA 31322.

Kids & Pros, started by NFL alumni Bobby Butler and Buddy Curry in 2002, is a 501©3 nonprofit grounded in five core life principles called Game Changers for Life: Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Integrity, Perseverance and Excellence.

The coaches (one for every 10 kids) include former NFL players, college players and local high school and youth coaches. Kids & Pros offers the only free, character-based, non-contact football skills camp in the area. Founder and executive director Buddy Curry, a former Atlanta Falcons player, will be on hand to share coaching tips and encourage players’ motivation.

“We have designated two locations in Savannah this year to make the camps more accessible and to reach more kids,” said Curry. “Our goals are for the kids to improve their football skills, practice safer playing methods on the field, strengthen their character, gain self-confidence and become better positioned for long-term success.”

Kids & Pros highlights on-the-field football instruction as the program teaches football fundamentals and safety techniques and integrates the Game Changers for Life in each component of the clinic. It also offers players guidance on proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

The camps run from 6-9 p.m. each day and are open to kids of all skill levels from ages 7-13. In addition to three hours of instruction each day, a Parent Info Session will be held the first day of each camp from 6:20-7:20 pm.

Sponsors for this year’s camp include Chatham Orthopedics, J.C. Lewis Ford, GenCapital, The Dewitt Tilton Group, Byrd Cookie Company, Neurological & Spine Institute, Memorial Health University Medical Center, SunTrust Bank, Oliver Maner, LLP, Hussey Gay Bell, Walmart and Enviro Vac Industrial Services.

For more information on Kids & Pros, visit https://www.kidsandpros.com.

ABOUT KIDS & PROS
Kids & Pros, Inc. is a non-profit organization, started in 2002 by former Atlanta Falcons Bobby Butler and Buddy Curry to teach character and skills through athletics. Kids and Pros will celebrate its 17th Summer Camp season, providing weekly youth football camps, clinics and football safety training across the country including: Lee County, GA, Houston County, GA, Birmingham, AL, Louisville, KY, Lynchburg, VA, Stafford, VA, Huntsville, AL, Chantilly, VA, Hampton, GA, Bozeman, MT, Charlotte, NC, Knoxville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Norcross, GA, Coweta County, GA, Danville, VA, Canton, NC, Bluffton, SC, Savannah, GA, Sylva, NC, Chastain Park, GA. For more information on Kids & Pros, Inc., please log onto our website at www.kidsandpros.com, follow us on twitter @kidsandpros, or connect with us on Facebook at Kids & Pros, Inc.

CONTACT
Buddy Curry
Executive Director
404-849-8314
buddy@kidsandpros.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 25, 2018

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 GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA-QUESTFEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Registration for the “Quest” part of QuestFest is closed, but due to high demand, the sign up is open for a handful of add-on events, including the Coastal Discovery Tour. Book now at https://gsquestfest.org/

LSEGA 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2019 course. The deadline to nominate is Friday, Aug. 3. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or regional leaders, or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations may be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com).

OGLETHORPE DRIVING CLUB HOSTS CARS AND COFFEE
(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third year in a row, The Oglethorpe Driving Club (ODC) will host its July “Cars and Coffee” meeting at Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406, on Saturday, July 7th from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. (rain or shine) to benefit their scholarship drive. On display will be the finest examples of classic, vintage and exotic cars from Savannah and surrounding areas. Donations will be accepted at the event from attendees. For more information about this event visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/186856591591/  and check out the short event promo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwKgGsG8J9w&utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=video_export

 APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR FREE MOUTH-GUARDS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental, will be accepting applications for the 2018 Canfield Mouth Shield Program for one more week, through Monday, July 2. Local organizations may apply to win custom-fit mouth guards in personalized colors for their entire sports team. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/applications-sought-for-free-mouth-guard-program-for-local-teams/

DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT SKINCARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology shares skincare facts: “Experts say you only need 1oz, or 1 shot glass worth of sunscreen each application. That’s about how much it takes to cover exposed skin areas.” To learn more about Low Country Dermatology, visit https://lcderm.com/

YOUNG WOMEN RECEIVE DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Fifty-six young ladies from Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and Effingham Counties received a Leadership Award for completing the 2017-2018 Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. The accomplishment was celebrated on June 2 at The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island. Dawn’s Daughter, Ltd. is a program founded by WTOC news anchor Dawn Baker dedicated to empowering high school girls of all backgrounds and abilities to set big goals and make positive life choices that will enable them to maximize their full potential. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/dawnsdaughterltd/
Young ladies complete the 2017-2018 Dawn's Daughter Leadership Academy

DR. CANFIELD PERFORMS HEALTH SCREENINGS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental will be at the second lecture of the 2018 Encourage Health Education series on Tuesday, June 26, performing free health screenings for all attendees. For more information on Dr. Canfield, please visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/ For more information on the Encourage Health Education series, please visit www.healthysavannah.org or www.enmarket.com.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA AT FORSYTH PARK
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Lululemon for International Day of Yoga at Forsyth Park Thursday, June 21st from 6pm-8pm. All proceeds will go to support Performance Initiatives youth programs. Bring a friend, yoga mat and bug spray and have fun! For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/182508255676720/

WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?
(ENTREPRENEUR) Why do you do what you do? This is the question that can really set you apart from your competitors. Make sure you answer it. Everywhere. For more 2018 marketing and PR tips, check out this article: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/307118

“QUICKBOOKS ONLINE” HOSTED AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, will host QuickBooks Online Tuesday, July 24 from 9am – 4pm. Cost $169. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern or call 912-651-3200 for more info.

CORNERSTONES OF HEALTHY LIVING-LECTURE TO BE LIVESTREAMED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Megyn Jefferson, CEO and Health Coach of Flux Nourishment, will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, June 26, during the second of four 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. Jefferson will speak on “Cornerstones of Healthy Living,” which looks at simple lifestyle changes that lead to a fulfilled life above the line of wellness. Registration has been filled for this presentation, but the lecture will be livestreamed on Healthy Savannah and the Enmarket Facebook pages. For more information, please visit www.healthysavannah.org or www.enmarket.com.

LOCAL COALITION TO SPEAK AT NAT’L CONFERENCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Members of the local community organizer coalition, The Political Rascals, have been invited to speak at the national Netroots Nation 2018 conference in New Orleans. Their proposal, Moving the Ball Forward in the Deep South: Why What Works in Your Town Don’t Work in Ours, was selected out of 300 proposals and will be one of the main events at the three-day conference. For more information or to donate to their campaign, visit the campaign fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/events/239191990148096/

SCORE: “TOOLS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS”
(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE will present a key workshop on the planning factors and timing sequence necessary to successfully sell or transfer a small business. The workshop will be on June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the SCORE office, 111 E. Liberty St. Savannah. Call (912)-652-4335 to register.

DEWITT TILTON GROUP GIVES UPDATE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group gives an update on one of their projects, Livingood’s Appliance and Bedding. To view, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DewittTiltonGroup/

BITTY & BEAU’S COFFEE COMING TO SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bitty & Beau’s, a Wilmington, North Carolina based coffee shop is expanding into the Hostess City.  Founder Amy Wright named the shop after her two children who have Down syndrome.  The mission of the organization is to employ those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) including Down syndrome, autism, Cerebral palsy, and more.  The goal is to employ 20 people at the Savannah location, a majority of those will be people with IDD.  Visit http://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/more-than-a-cup-of-joe-bitty-beaus-is-coming-to-savannah/1240270216 to view the full story on WSAV.

KOLE MANAGEMENT ADDS TWO  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Co. (KMC), a Savannah-based real estate investment and management firm, has added two key executives. Hannah Moore, who has worked at Colliers International in Atlanta, is KMC’s new director of talent management. Katie Davis, the company’s new director of marketing, previously worked as a sales executive with RentPath in Savannah and has 10 years experience in marketing. For more information visit
Katie Headshot

Katie Davis, Kole Management Co.

Hannah Headshot

Hannah Moore, Kole Management Co.


PERFORMANCE INITIATIVE LIFTERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Eleven Performance Initiative weightlifters compete at 2018 Youth National Championships.  They brought home 3 National Championship titles, 1 silver medalist, 1 bronze medalist, 1 female 13U Best Lifter and 3 national records set. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceInitiatives/

PORSCHE’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

(JASPER CO., SC) Peacock Automotive brought together sports car lovers, local dignitaries and others from across Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Porsche’s line of premium automobiles at the dealership’s “Sportscar Together Day.” To learn more about the celebration, visit https://savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/ports-transportation/8133-june-18-porsche-70th-anniversary-celebration-held-at-peacock-automotive.html For more information about Peacock Automotive or the Porsche of Hilton Head dealership, visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
Peacock Automotive Celebrates Porsche's 70th birthday

Roy Stine, the General Manager of Porsche of Hilton Head, cuts the 70th birthday cake.


THEY’VE GONE BANANAS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is offering a free banana to customers. Download the Enmarket app for the coupon. Visit

GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT HOSPICE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 15th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Robbie Smith was a vibrant, fun, sports-loving young man who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1992. For fifteen years his family and friends have organized a fun-filled day of golf in his memory and in gratitude for the care provided by Hospice Savannah during the last months of his life. This year’s outing has a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain’s choice) format. $100 per person includes lunch, prizes, and beverages on the course; $125 per person also includes two Mulligans, one raffle ticket, Tee Buster on Hole 14, Eagle Putt on Hole 7, and a “Fantasy” scratch-off card for a chance to win a complimentary round of golf. Players may register at www.RobbieGolf.com/register or call Kevin Ainsworth at 912-655-1933. Proceeds will help sustain the life-enriching programs and services of Hospice Savannah, Inc.

 TRENDS OF PR

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DEDICATION OF LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach hosted a dedication ceremony that included the installation of the new Little Free Library. The new library will be part of the Flannery O’Connor Book Trail, which runs from Savannah, Ga. to Milledgeville, Ga. The library is located at 514 E. Henry St. To read more about this new Little Free Library, please visit http://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20180609/bunny-in-city-little-free-library-opens-at-savannah-youth-shelter

CAMP BUDDY IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Learn more about Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s Camp Buddy happening this month. Watch the interview with the camp coordinators, Molly Marchese and Pam Hussey, as they talk about what to expect at camp. http://www.wtoc.com/clip/14398867/camp-buddy

For more information about Chatham Camp Buddy, contact Pam Hussey at (912) 220-6429 or pbjhussey@gmail.com. To learn more about Effingham Camp Buddy, contact Molly Marchese at (912) 213-9127 or mollymarchese@windstream.net. To learn more about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

Chatham Camp Buddy Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society 2017

Campers enjoy Chatham Camp Buddy 2017


 TACO TUESDAYS FOR PARK PLACE OUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bull Street Taco has selected Park Place Outreach as the June non-profit for Taco Tuesdays. Every Tuesday in June, Bull Street Taco, 1608 Bull Street, will feature a special menu from which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Park Place Outreach, a temporary residential shelter for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth ages 11-17. Follow this link https://www.facebook.com/events/625341961142718/ for more information on Taco Tuesdays.

AUTISM SCHOOL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Advance Academy is the only year-round day school in southeast Georgia for children, ages 6-18, diagnosed with ASD. Advance Academy is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and is a provider for the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship program. They are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year! For more information, please visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/advance-academy-application/

FREE AND EASY ACCESS TO CUSTOMERS

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SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com

INTRODUCING TIPPER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Tipper is a male orange tabby currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. This 8 week old kitten loves cuddling and belly scratches and would be a great addition to any home. To view Tipper and other pets for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-057-tipper/

Oglethorpe Driving Club Hosts Coffee and Cars at Bethesda Academy

Oglethorpe Driving Club Hosts Coffee and Cars at Bethesda Academy

ODC Scholarship Drive Benefits Bethesda Academy

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third year in a row, The Oglethorpe Driving Club (ODC) announces plans to relocate their monthly “Cars and Coffee” meeting to Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406, on July 7th from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. (rain or shine) to benefit their scholarship drive.

On display will be the finest examples of classic, vintage and exotic cars from Savannah and surrounding areas. Donations will be accepted at the event from attendees, there will be a minimum $10.00 registration fee for participants with vehicles on display. All proceeds to benefit Bethesda Academy. Over the last two years, ODC has provided several fully funded scholarships for deserving Bethesda students.

“We are an odd mixture of collectors, racers, and just plain motorheads dedicated to our cars, but we also feel an obligation to give back to the community,” said Michael Shortt of the ODC. “One of our founding members and his brother were adopted from Bethesda, so it is a special place to all of us.”

The ODC was formed in Savannah in 2006 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first United States Grand Prix, which was held in Savannah on November 26, 1908. It’s a 50 member cadre of sports car owners and enthusiasts dedicated to the use and enjoyment of sports cars and auto racing, ODC meetings typically host over 150 cars.

In addition to monthly “Cars and Coffee” meetings, the organization honors its predecessor, the Savannah Automobile Club of 1904, by sponsoring racing competitions, rallies, advanced driving courses, Savannah Speed Classic, the area’s largest Toy Drive each Christmas season and other social events. The ODC also works actively to advance the sport of motor racing in Savannah and to preserve Savannah’s illustrious auto racing heritage.

For more information about this event, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/186856591591/

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is 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 STEM curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

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