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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 12, 2018

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LSEGA CLASS VISITS GLYNN COUNTY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a premier regional leadership development program, held its first of five sessions at Little St. Simons Island in Glynn County. This year’s participants were offered a glimpse of homeland security essentials on day one with a tour of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Brunswick, the nation’s largest provider of law enforcement training for all agencies that protect our homeland. Day two focused on examining communication preferences and styles and the impact on one’s approach to leadership by taking the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The next session will be held in Bryan and Liberty Counties. For more information, visit: http://www.lsega.com/

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Mayor Eddie DeLoach today at 6:30 p.m. for the State of the City address. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Can’t make it tonight? Watch it LIVE on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/392975407809523/), SGTV Channel 8 or www.savannahga.gov/SGTV

DEWITT TILTON GROUP BREAKING GROUND ON LIVINGOOD’S
(SAVANNAH, GA) Livingood’s Appliances and Bedding will break ground on a new Pooler location on Wednesday, February 21 at 11 am.They are a 42-year-old company. The Dewitt Tilton Group, a commercial construction firm based in Savannah, Ga., has been hired to build the12,000-square ft. structure and it should only take seven months to complete. For more information on the Dewitt Tilton Group, visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com. For more information on Livingood’s Appliances & Bedding, visit https://www.livingoodsonline.com/

ENMARKET TO PURCHASE 34 BRABHAM OIL STORES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Enmarket Stations, Inc. is boosting its convenience store reach with a 34-store deal that will bring the company total to 122 operating stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. In mid-April, Enmarket will assume operations of the Brabham Oil’s stores, which are branded as E-Z Shop. The deal includes the purchase of a wholesale fuel distribution company as well. For more information on Enmarket, visit

SURVEY OF SATISFACTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah is launching a survey to gain feedback from business partners, identifying areas for improvement in the procurement process. To participate in the short, 8-question survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DOINGBUSINESSWITHSAVANNAH

FILM DAY AT THE CAPITOL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance will lead a delegation of film and television professionals from the Savannah area to participate in Film Day at the Capitol in Atlanta on Tuesday, Feb. 27.The purpose of the event is to demonstrate to state legislators how significantly the film and television industry impacts the state and to emphasize how crucial it is to protect the tax credits and other incentives that have made Georgia the top filming destination in the country. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050.

PURCHASING DIVISION MOVES 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah’s Purchasing Division is moving to a new location,
1375 Chatham Parkway, 2nd floor, as of Monday, Feb. 26. The final day to submit responses to bidding opportunities in City Hall is Friday, Feb. 23. If you have any questions, please call 912.651.6425 or visit https://www.savannahga.gov/491/Purchasing

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY TO READ TO STUDENTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Several Rotary clubs and community volunteers in the greater Savannah area will host the inaugural Rotary Read-In on Thursday, March 22, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Rotarians and community volunteers will participate with students from kindergarten to third grade in 31 schools and almost 600 classrooms in the Savannah-Chatham County area. To register to read on March 22, sign up here by Thursday, March 15https://savannahrotaryreadin.com/

CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE AND YOUR BRAIN
(TIME) Going outside may change the way your brain works.

FIT KIDS FEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah announces their 6th Annual Fit Kids Fest on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at Savannah State University, 3219 College Street. One of the year’s most anticipated free community events, Fit Kids Fest teaches the importance of growing a fit body and mind through a fun and interactive day designed for children of all ages and their parents. To learn more visit:  https://www.jrleaguesav.org.


AVA’S LAW SUPPORT AUTISM 

(WJCL) Ava’s Law, passed in Georgia in 2015, requires some insurers to provide insurance for children with autism up to the age of six. The state senate is voting this week on an amendment which would raise that coverage to the age of 12. If the bill passes, it will move to the house. See the full story at http://www.wjcl.com/article/georgia-state-lawmakers-considering-expanding-avas-law/16639262

ATL APARTMENT ACQUISITION BY KMC
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Company (KMC), a Savannah-based real estate investment and management company, has acquired Heritage at Riverstone, a 240-unit apartment community in Canton, Ga.  Heritage at Riverstone is the sixth apartment community acquired by KMC outside Savannah and is the first apartment community in the greater-Atlanta region. KMC also owns and operates seven apartment properties in Savannah, Garden City and Richmond Hill. Collectively, KMC owns and operates about 2,500 total apartment units. For more information on Kole Management, visit Kolemc.com

THAYER NEW COO OF PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) A new Chief Operations Officer has been named at Peacock Automotive, which is headquartered in Jasper County. Retail automotive veteran, Jim Thayer has more than 30 years of experience in the retail automotive business and has started immediately at Peacock Automotive, overseeing operations of dealerships in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. For more information visit  www.peacockautomotive.com/

Jim Thayer, COO, Peacock Automotive


CAST YOUR VOTE
(GUYTON, GA) Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a provider of equine-oriented experiences and therapy for children with disabilities, is in the running to win a National Award from SCORE’s American Small Business Championship. FETC hopes to be one of two top Georgia small businesses to achieve this national recognition.  Since its inception 12 years ago, FETC has grown to having 11 horses and 65 volunteers and staff serving over 120 deserving children with disabilities. To help FETC win this well-deserved award, please go to the following link and click on “VOTE”. It just takes one click.

SPEROS DESIGNS WEBSITE FOR CAMENS ARCHITECTURAL GROUP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Camens Architectural Group is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website www.camensarchitecturalgroup.com. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the visually striking site provides clients with a fully interactive and inspiring experience during the home design and build process. For more information, visit camensarchitecturalgroup.com or www.speros.com

SAVANNAH-CHATHAM DAY 2018
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Chatham Day is set for Thursday, February 15 in Atlanta. The cost to attend the Savannah Chamber-member only event is $125. Reserve your spot at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=72 or contact Jared Downs at 912.644.6406 for more information.

SAVANNAH BOOK FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 11th annual Savannah Book Festival runs from Thursday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 18. For more information or to see the complete schedule for the free author sessions on Saturday, Feb. 17, visit  https://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance will meet Thursday, February
22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 7126 in the Academic Commons building (the main building) at Savannah Technical College. Parking is in the visitor parking next to the school entrance. All those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to share their updates, discuss their goals, and brainstorm ways to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL WORKSHOP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is hosting two free workshops, Understanding Business Financials, on Thursday, March 1 or 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.513 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Suite M. Space is limited. To apply, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/small-business-success-academy/

2018 AUTISM CONFERENCE MARCH 2
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save The Date: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is hosting their third annual Autism Conference on March 2. There will be workshops and learning opportunities for parents, caregivers, educators and, of course, individuals with any level of autism. For more information, please visit http://www.2018autismconference.com/ or http://savannahnow.com/accent/column/2018-01-26/hart-heart-savannah-conference-all-about-acceptance-those-autism

4th ANNUAL HOOPS FOR HORIZONS – MARCH 3
(SAVANNAH, GA)  The fourth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Savannah Country Day School. Honorary tournament chair and basketball celebrity Larry “Gator” Rivers, former Harlem Globetrotter, will be on hand sharing coaching tips and motivation for all players.  Named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014, this tournament is an opportunity to bring together players of all ages and abilities, local Savannah Basketball Legends and Horizons supporters to celebrate Louise’s lifelong love of learning and her legacy at Horizons.  The event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to teams of boys and girls grades fifth through adults.  For registration, a youth team, which includes 5th through 12th graders, are $50; teams with 18 year-olds to 30-year-olds are $75, and if the team is over 30 years old, the registration is $100.  For more information, to register a team, sponsor a youth team or sponsor the event visit www.horizonssavannah.org
or call 912-961-8854.

PACKING TIPS FOR THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Discussion on ‘Preparing for and Hiking the Camino de Santiago’ will be presented on Thursday, March 8 at 5:45pm at Outside Hilton Head. Marjorie Young will share her experience on preparing, packing, training and hiking the ancient 500-mile trek through northern Spain. RSVP to Olivia Baddley at olivia@outsidebrands.com. The event is free to attend. https://vimeo.com/251088160

AMERICAN RED CROSS AWARDS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save the Date for American Red Cross Youth Hero Volunteer Awards Breakfast honoring Youth Heroes for their volunteer work on Friday, April 20.  The event will also honor Cecilia Russo Turner, youth mentor, community advocate and Youth Hero event originator.  For more information or to sponsor a table contact  esther.sheppard@redcross.org or 912-651-5349.

INVITE CHRISTMAS INTO YOUR HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Christmas, a female Tortie point Siamese cat who needs a forever home. Christmas is about 2 years old and joined the Coastal Pet Rescue Family this past December. Christmas is incredibly affectionate and enjoys naps. To view Christmas and any other animals available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-135-christmas1/
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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 5, 2018

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EMCEES FOR HEARTS FOR HEALING GALA
LAST WEEK TO BUY TICKETS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center has selected Joe Marchese, immediate past president of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) in Savannah, and Ariella Scalese, forecaster for the WSAV Storm Team 3, as co-emcees for their 2nd annual Hearts for Healing Gala. The gala will be held February 9th at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, 243 Appaloosa Way in Guyton, GA. 31312, exists to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through the power of the horse. The program serves children ages 4 to 18 with all types of challenges, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. For more information visit http://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/. Please purchase tickets at http://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/
Ariella Scalese

Ariella Scalese

Joe Marchese

Joe Marchese



METRO SAVANNAH ROTARY’S ANNUAL ROASTARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Metro Savannah Rotary’s 7th annual Roastary, sponsored by Thomas & Hutton, will feature a chili cook off, raffle items, beer and wine and of course…OYSTERS! Proceeds benefit Loop It Up Savannah as well as Rotary International. Come prepared to play some cool outdoor games like beer pong and corn-hole courtesy of Savannah Sport and Social. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Date: February 10th. Time: 5:30-9:30pm. Place: 5909 LaRoche Avenue http://metrosavannahrotary.org/event/roastery/

ATL APARTMENT ACQUISITION BY KMC
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Company (KMC), a Savannah-based real estate investment and management company, has acquired Heritage at Riverstone, a 240-unit apartment community in Canton, Ga.  Heritage at Riverstone is the sixth apartment community acquired by KMC outside Savannah and is the first apartment community in the greater-Atlanta region. KMC also owns and operates seven apartment properties in Savannah, Garden City and Richmond Hill. Collectively, KMC owns and operates about 2,500 total apartment units. For more information on Kole Management, visit Kolemc.com

THAYER NEW COO OF PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) A new Chief Operations Officer has been named at Peacock Automotive, which is headquartered in Jasper County. Retail automotive veteran, Jim Thayer has more than 30 years of experience in the retail automotive business and has started immediately at Peacock Automotive, overseeing operations of dealerships in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. For more information visit  www.peacockautomotive.com/

Jim Thayer, COO, Peacock Automotive


TOOLS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE is offering a workshop series in Savannah: Tools to Grow Your Business. The second of this series will address Business Differentiation Strategies and will be held on February 22 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the SCORE Conference Room, 111 E. Liberty St, Savannah. Registration is required. To register and find out more about the session or the series, call SCORE at (912) 652- 4335.

15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) What started out with just one woman trying to help neighborhood cats has grown to over 100 volunteers providing care for around 700 dogs and cats each year. February 5th will mark the 15th anniversary for Coastal Pet Rescue, which accepts homeless and owner surrendered pets from Chatham, Effingham and Bryan Counties. For more information, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/events or call 912-228-3538.

CAST YOUR VOTE
(GUYTON, GA) Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a provider of equine-oriented experiences and therapy for children with disabilities, is in the running to win a National Award from SCORE’s American Small Business Championship. FETC hopes to be one of two top Georgia small businesses to achieve this national recognition.  Since its inception 12 years ago, FETC has grown to having 11 horses and 65 volunteers and staff serving over 120 deserving children with disabilities. To help FETC win this well-deserved award, please go to the following link and click on “VOTE”. It just takes one click.

SPEROS DESIGNS WEBSITE FOR CAMENS ARCHITECTURAL GROUP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Camens Architectural Group is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website www.camensarchitecturalgroup.com. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the visually striking site provides clients with a fully interactive and inspiring experience during the home design and build process. For more information, visit camensarchitecturalgroup.com or www.speros.com

SAVANNAH-CHATHAM DAY 2018
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Chatham Day is set for Thursday, February 15 in Atlanta. The cost to attend the Savannah Chamber-member only event is $125. Reserve your spot at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=72 or contact Jared Downs at 912.644.6406 for more information.

SAVANNAH BOOK FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 11th annual Savannah Book Festival runs from Thursday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 18. For more information or to see the complete schedule for the free author sessions on Saturday, Feb. 17, visit  https://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance will meet Thursday, February
22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 7126 in the Academic Commons building (the main building) at Savannah Technical College. Parking is in the visitor parking next to the school entrance. All those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to share their updates, discuss their goals, and brainstorm ways to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL WORKSHOP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is hosting two free workshops, Understanding Business Financials, on Thursday, March 1 or 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.513 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Suite M. Space is limited. To apply, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/small-business-success-academy/

CELEBRATION OF LOVE FOR PARK PLACE OUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter held the annual Celebration of Love gala at the Plantation Club at the Landings. Watch Executive Director – Julie Wade’s email here: http://wsav.com/2018/01/31/community-corner-park-place-youth-outreach-hosts-celebration-of-love-gala/

SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Heritage Society’s five museums will participate in the 2017 Georgia History Festival’s “Super Museum Sunday” on Feb. 11. Guests can enjoy interactive exhibits and engaging tours at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Pin Point Heritage Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum and Savannah History Museum. For specific information on each site, visit http://www.chsgeorgia.org/

OLD SAVANNAH TOURS HIRES COURTNEY RAWLINS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Old Savannah Tours announces the recent hire of Courtney Rawlins as a Relationship Manager for the only locally owned tour company. Rawlins will manage the 26 concierges in the company’s partner hotels, build and strengthen relationships with community partners, and support group sales for the 39 year old company. In addition, Rawlins will foster Old Savannah Tours’ commitment to area non-profits by creating unique opportunities for the company to give back to the community. For more information, visit https://oldsavannahtours.com

2018 AUTISM CONFERENCE MARCH 2
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save The Date: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is hosting their third annual Autism Conference on March 2. There will be workshops and learning opportunities for parents, caregivers, educators and, of course, individuals with any level of autism. For more information, please visit http://www.2018autismconference.com/ or http://savannahnow.com/accent/column/2018-01-26/hart-heart-savannah-conference-all-about-acceptance-those-autism

4th ANNUAL HOOPS FOR HORIZONS – MARCH 3
(SAVANNAH, GA)  The fourth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Savannah Country Day School. Honorary tournament chair and basketball celebrity Larry “Gator” Rivers, former Harlem Globetrotter, will be on hand sharing coaching tips and motivation for all players.  Named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014, this tournament is an opportunity to bring together players of all ages and abilities, local Savannah Basketball Legends and Horizons supporters to celebrate Louise’s lifelong love of learning and her legacy at Horizons.  The event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to teams of boys and girls grades fifth through adults.  For registration, a youth team, which includes 5th through 12th graders, are $50; teams with 18 year-olds to 30-year-olds are $75, and if the team is over 30 years old, the registration is $100.  For more information, to register a team, sponsor a youth team or sponsor the event visit www.horizonssavannah.org

or call 912-961-8854.

PACKING TIPS FOR THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
(HILTON HEAD, SC) “Discussion on ‘Preparing for and Hiking the Camino de Santiago’ will be presented on Thursday, March 8 at 5:45pm at Outside Hilton Head. Marjorie Young will share her experience on preparing, packing, training and hiking the ancient 500-mile trek through northern Spain. RSVP to Olivia Baddley at olivia@outsidebrands.com. The event is free to attend. https://vimeo.com/251088160

AMERICAN RED CROSS AWARDS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save the Date for American Red Cross Youth Hero Volunteer Awards Breakfast honoring Youth Heroes for their volunteer work on Friday, April 20.  The event will also honor Cecilia Russo Turner, youth mentor, community advocate and Youth Hero event originator.  For more information or to sponsor a table contact  esther.sheppard@redcross.org or 912-651-5349.

READING DAY AT HANCOCK DAY SCHOOL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women Business Owner’s Coalition supported literacy efforts on National Reading Day, Tuesday, Jan. 23, by spending time at Hancock Day School reading to first- and second-grade students. Dr. Angela Canfield, a coalition member, said: “We are excited to share our love for reading with these young students, and what better gift can we give to our children than the encouragement of literacy?” To view the days event, visit:  http://www.wtoc.com/story/37332178/hancock-day-school-participates-in-national-reading-day

Dr. Angela Canfield Reads To Hancock Day School Students


JOSH REDDICK VISITS BETHESDA ACADEMY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Major League Baseball’s Josh Reddick, Houston Astros’ Right-Fielder, presented “Pitching Success” to Bethesda Academy students.  Reddick, who was born in Savannah and attended South Effingham High School in Guyton, spoke to students during Bethesda’s Chapel time. Reddick spoke about hard work and dedication being his key to success, in spite of people telling him he could not make it as a pro-baseball athlete. For more information on Bethesda Academy, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org
Josh Reddick Visits Bethesda Academy

Josh Reddick Visits Bethesda Academy


PLEASE MEET ANNIE
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Annie is a sweet momma who was surrendered by her owner. She has had plenty of puppies and is looking forward to a forever home. She loves playing with toys and is a super snuggler. Her foster mom says; “What a great dog! Knows sit, no, and outside. No accidents; she goes to the door. Love her.” For more information, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-022-annie/


(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 29, 2018

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 HESS TO SPEAK AT WORKING FAMILIES NETWORK
(SAVANNAH, GA) Trevor Hess, of Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, will be the keynote speaker at the Working Families Network meeting Feb. 1 at the Wesley Community Center in Savannah. Hess will discuss the benefits of developing a business model to support nonprofit organizations. The working families collaborative of more than 45 organizations tries to build the capacity of community-based organizations to help low-income residents achieve economic mobility. For more information, visit  www.junkluggers.com.
Trevor Hess Headshot

Trevor Hess


THAYER NEW COO OF PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) A new Chief Operations Officer has been named at Peacock Automotive, which is headquartered in Jasper County. Retail automotive veteran, Jim Thayer has more than 30 years of experience in the retail automotive business and has started immediately at Peacock Automotive, overseeing operations of dealerships in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. For more information visit  www.peacockautomotive.com/

Jim Thayer, COO, Peacock Automotive


NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED BY SPEROS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Camens Architectural Group is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the visually striking site provides clients with a fully interactive and inspiring experience during the home design and build process. For more information, visit camensarchitecturalgroup.com or speros.com

OPEN FOR BUSINESS™: 
2018 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations® and Cecilia Russo Marketing announce the 2018 Open for Business™ Online Social Media Article Review Series, where we will review current marketing articles that will help your business become more competitive. Think of this as a new-age book club. We will meet the last Wednesday of each month at noon, on a Facebook Livestream. What’s this month’s topic? Social media trends for 2018 and how to incorporate into your marketing. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/144658929530395/

PREPARING FOR AND HIKING 

THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

(HILTON HEAD, SC) “Discussion on ‘Preparing for and Hiking the Camino de Santiago’ will be presented on Thursday, March 8 at 5:45pm at Outside Hilton Head. Marjorie Young will share her experience on preparing, packing, training and hiking the ancient 500-mile trek through northern Spain. RSVP to Olivia Baddley at olivia@outsidebrands.com. The event is free to attend. https://vimeo.com/251088160


FOR A FULFILLING 2018, TRY THIS
(INC) Science shows this type of tool can increase calm, focus and well-being. https://www.inc.com/elisa-boxer/this-fun-5-minute-technique-can-help-you-your-kids-feel-better-in-2018.html

FILM INDUSTRY BRINGS $137 MILLION TO LOCAL ECONOMY LAST YEAR
(BiS) Entertainment industry contributes $137 million to Savannah economy in 2017: http://savannahnow.com/news/2018-01-27/entertainment-industry-contributes-137-million-savannah-economy-2017

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance will meet Thursday, February
22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 7126 in the Academic Commons building (the main building) at Savannah Technical College. Parking is in the visitor parking next to the school entrance. All those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to share their updates, discuss their goals, and brainstorm ways to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050

HEARTS FOR HEALING GALA
(FAITH EQUESTRIAN THERAPEUTIC CENTER) Did you know… most children with disabilities have limited activities outside of the home.  Faith Equestrian fills a Gap in our community by giving this under served population of children a place to learn, grow and thrive in a safe, fun, environment. A place they can call their own. Please support this cause by attending the Gala on the second annual Hearts for Healing Gala on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. Please purchased tickets at http://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/

SANDFLY WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS COALITION SUPPORTS NATIONAL READING DAY AT HANCOCK DAY SCHOOL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women Business Owner’s Coalition supported literacy efforts on National Reading Day, Tuesday, Jan. 23, by spending time at Hancock Day School reading to first- and second-grade students. Dr. Angela Canfield, a coalition member, said: “We are excited to share our love for reading with these young students, and what better gift can we give to our children than the encouragement of literacy?” For more information on National Reading Day, visit https://national-reading-day.org/. To view the days event, visit:  http://www.wtoc.com/story/37332178/hancock-day-school-participates-in-national-reading-day

Dr. Angela Canfield Reads To Hancock Day School Students


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL’S JOSH REDDICK VISITS BETHESDA ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Major League Baseball’s Josh Reddick, Houston Astros’ Right-Fielder, presented “Pitching Success” to Bethesda Academy Students on Tuesday, Jan. 23.  Reddick, who was born in Savannah and attended South Effingham High School in Guyton, spoke to students during Bethesda’s Chapel time. Reddick spoke about hard work and dedication being his key to success, in spite of people telling him he could not make it as a pro-baseball athlete. For more information on Bethesda Academy, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.
Josh Reddick Visits Bethesda Academy

Josh Reddick Visits Bethesda Academy


SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is hosting two free workshops, Understanding Business Financials, on Thursday, March 1 or 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.513 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Suite M. Space is limited. To apply, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/small-business-success-academy/

GEEKEND THIS WEEKEND! 
(SAVANNAH, GA) This February 2 and 3, join Savannah’s movers, makers, doers, thinkers and creators at this two-day conference for tech and innovation. Geekend showcases the best and brightest from tech, education, design and business building products, companies and experiences in Savannah and beyond. Featuring keynote speaker Jesse Cole, owner of the Savannah Bananas and author of Find Your Yellow Tux and Pitch Circus, Savannah’s answer to Shark Tank where six startups compete for $5,500 in prizes. Free public events on Friday and Saturday include an Hour of Code workshop, AR/VR Showcase, Indie Game Arcade, and the ProjectMQ Indie Game Awards, where attendees will have a chance to win a Nintendo Switch, sponsored by Avant Games, and other games and merchandise. Discover more and buy your tickets now at www.geek-end.com

SAVANNAH BOOK FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 11th annual Savannah Book Festival runs from Thursday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 18. For more information or to see the complete schedule for the free author sessions on Saturday, Feb. 17, visit  https://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

2018 GenerationNEXT HONOREES HONORED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Morning News and Business in Savannah for the eighth year in a row recognized Savannah’s top up-and-coming business leaders during the annual GenerationNEXT Rising Stars of Business reception. A special congratulations to: 

A HIRING PROCESS THAT WORKS

(INC) In building your team there is a huge difference between good, better, and best. https://www.inc.com/carter-and-courtney-reum/there-is-no-i-in-entrepreneur-hiring-in-todays-startup-world.html?cid=readmoretext1

ENMARKET OPENS NEW LOCATION IN SWAINSBORO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Enmarket Stations, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a new full-sized convenience store in Swainsboro, Ga. Located at 609 S. Main Street, the 4,300-square-foot market features a variety of healthy and flavorful food options and provides 20 fueling positions that offer gasoline, diesel, off-road diesel and ethanol-free fuel. For more information, visit www.enmarket.com.
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THREE DAYS LEFT: 

18 DAYS OF THE NEW YOU SKINCARE GIVEAWAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s a new year, and if one of your 2018 resolutions isn’t to take better care of your skin, then go ahead and add it to the list! Low Country Dermatology is going to help you start off the new year right with our “18 Days of the New You” Skincare Giveaway and offering tips for keeping your skin healthy all year long. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology/

FELDER & ASSOCIATES CHOSEN AS ARCHITECT FOR POOLER CATHOLIC CHURCH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Pooler Catholic Community announces that Felder & Associates has been chosen as the lead architect for the Corpus Christi Catholic Church project and that they have now broken ground to begin construction. The $4.2 million project is expected to be complete by the fall of 2018. The new 17,000-square-foot pastoral multipurpose building will be used for worship, pastoral offices and religious education until a sanctuary is built at an unspecified time in the future. For more information visit http://www.poolercatholiccommunity.org/home.html or www.felderassociates.net

BUILDING LOCAL “BUZZ” FOR YOUR BUSINESS  

SOLD OUT
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Did you know that 74% of consumers cite “word-of-mouth” as a key influence in their decision making? However, most businesses leave so much good news on the table. Learn how to build a positive reputation simply by leveraging the great content that already exists in your business and in your marketing. Marjorie Young – a veteran public relations consultant – shares  five secrets for creating positive word-of-mouth for your business, so that you will thrive and grow

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces plans for a series of 6 workshops designed for existing and new business owners, which kicks-off on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the SCORE Conference Room, 111 E. Liberty Street. This first session focuses on tips for effectively managing cash flow. For Savannah Chamber members, cost is $10 per session or $45 for all 6 sessions. Call Savannah SCORE at 912.652.4335 to reserve a seat. For more information on SCORE, visit https://savannah.score.org/about-us-24

4 PIECES OF CAREER LAUNCHING ADVICE FOR MILLENIALS

(INC) Success doesn’t start with degrees or skills. It starts with getting your head in the game. https://www.inc.com/wanda-thibodeaux/4-pieces-of-career-launching-advice-every-millennial-should-hear.html

CELEBRATION OF LOVE GALA FEBRUARY 2
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter will hold its 2018 Celebration of Love Gala to commemorate its 33rd anniversary on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island. Park Place Outreach, at 514 E. Henry St., provides temporary shelter support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. This annual gala is one of their biggest fundraisers throughout the year. For more information visit https://one.bidpal.net/celebrationoflove/welcome.

WOMEN’S DAY 2018
(SAVANNAH, GA) Irene Wood, LPC, the Director of Clinical Services at Coastal Harbor Health System, is the keynote speaker for the 4th annual Islands Women’s Day on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Road. The event also includes break out sessions on financial wellness, mindful eating, healthy relationships, finding balance in your life and more. Individual tickets are $20 and include lunch. For more information, call 912.897.1133 or visit http://redeemersav.org/ministries/womens-day/

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCHEON
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce announces plans for the 2018 Economic Outlook Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Westin Harbor from noon – 1:30 p.m. Attendees will be given the 2018 Economic Trends booklet, compiled by research from Georgia Southern University. Register by Feb. 2 at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=74 or call Margaret Mary Russell at 912.644.6432 for more information.

SCORE MENTORS TO BE PRESENTED AWARDS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian will be recognizing Denis Healy and Michael Siegal at the Hearts for Healing Gala on February 9.  Don’t miss out.  Tickets available at Hearts For Healing Gala – Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center: 

https://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/?utm_source=January+8%2C+2018&utm_campaign=JAN+8+2018&utm_medium=email


SAVANNAH-CHATHAM DAY 2018
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Chatham Day is set for Thursday, February 15 in Atlanta. The cost to attend the Savannah Chamber-member only event is $125. Reserve your spot at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=72 or contact Jared Downs at 912.644.6406 for more information.

2018 AUTISM CONFERENCE MARCH 2
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save The Date: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is hosting their third annual Autism Conference on March 2. There will be workshops and learning opportunities for parents, caregivers, educators and, of course, individuals with any level of autism. For more information, please visit http://www.2018autismconference.com/

ANTIQUES & ARCHITECTURE WEEKEND
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Second Annual Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend will be held on March 2 and 3. This antique appraisal fundraiser is surrounded by events with tours, speakers, presentations on antiques, architecture, and interior design. Meet celebrity TV stars and appraisers, and have your own treasures appraised. All events benefit the The Green-Meldrim House and Andrew Low House Museum. Details and tickets: www.SavAntiquesWeekend.com

4th ANNUAL HOOPS FOR HORIZONS – MARCH 3

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The fourth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Savannah Country Day School. Honorary tournament chair and basketball celebrity Larry “Gator” Rivers, former Harlem Globetrotter, will be on hand sharing coaching tips and motivation for all players.  Named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014, this tournament is an opportunity to bring together players of all ages and abilities, local Savannah Basketball Legends and Horizons supporters to celebrate Louise’s lifelong love of learning and her legacy at Horizons.  The event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to teams of boys and girls grades fifth through adults.  For registration, a youth team, which includes 5th through 12th graders, are $50; teams with 18 year-olds to 30-year-olds are $75, and if the team is over 30 years old, the registration is $100.  For more information, to register a team, sponsor a youth team or sponsor the event visit www.horizonssavannah.org

or call 912-961-8854.

CECILIA RUSSO TURNER TO BE HONORED APRIL 20, SAVE THE DATE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save the Date for American Red Cross Youth Hero Volunteer Awards Breakfast honoring Youth Heroes for their volunteer work on Friday, April 20.  The event will also honor Cecilia Russo Turner, youth mentor, community advocate and Youth Hero event originator.  For more information or to sponsor a table contact  esther.sheppard@redcross.org or 912-651-5349.

INTRODUCING FARRIN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Farrin is a 10 week old male, lab puppy who is in need of a forever home. Farrin was left with his 4 siblings in December and was dehydrated and not eating. Farrin and his siblings were nursed back to health. He is sweet and gentle and loves puppies and children. To view Farrin and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-452-farrin/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 22, 2018

HEARTS FOR HEALING GALA
(FAITH EQUESTRIAN THERAPEUTIC CENTER) Did you know… most children with disabilities have limited activities outside of the home.   Faith Equestrian fills a Gap in our community by giving this under served population of children a place to learn, grow and thrive in a safe, fun, environment. A place they can call their own. Please support this cause by attending the Gala on the second annual Hearts for Healing Gala on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. Please purchased tickets at http://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/

2018 GenerationNEXT HONOREES ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Morning News and Business in Savannah for the eighth year in a row will recognize Savannah’s top up-and-coming business leaders during the annual GenerationNEXT Rising Stars of Business reception Thursday, January 25 at Cohen’s Retreat.
Meet the GenerationNEXT Rising Stars of Business class of 2018 at Cohen’s Retreat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Tickets and information can be found at cityspin.com/savannah/e/gen-next

MLB PLAYER PRESENTS AT BETHESDA ACADEMY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Major League Baseball’s Josh Reddick, Houston Astros’ Right-Fielder, will present “Pitching Success” to Bethesda Academy Students on Tuesday, Jan. 23. William Joshua Reddick was born in Savannah and attended South Effingham High School in Guyton. He previously played for the Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Dodgers. Reddick won a Gold Glove Award in 2012. He will speak to students during Bethesda’s Chapel time. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

ENMARKET OPENS NEW LOCATION IN SWAINSBORO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Enmarket Stations, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a new full-sized convenience store in Swainsboro, Ga. Located at 609 S. Main Street, the 4,300-square-foot market features a variety of healthy and flavorful food options and provides 20 fueling positions that offer gasoline, diesel, off-road diesel and ethanol-free fuel. For more information, visit www.enmarket.com.

18 DAYS OF THE NEW YOU SKINCARE GIVEAWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s a new year, and if one of your 2018 resolutions isn’t to take better care of your skin, then go ahead and add it to the list! Low Country Dermatology is going to help you start off the new year right with our “18 Days of the New You” Skincare Giveaway and offering tips for keeping your skin healthy all year long. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology/

ONE MAN’S JUNK IS ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire recently cleaned out enough “junk” from one office to donate to twelve local organizations. 100% of the items collected were donated to Susie King Taylor Community School , West Chatham Elementary School, Loop It UpSavannah, Film Biz Recycling, Greater Bluffton, Chamber of Commerce, The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire, Urban Hope, Inc., Union Mission, Georgia Legal Services Program, Fatherless Daughters of America, Second Helpings (HHI), and Sisters Helping Sisters SocialOrg. for Women, Inc. “This is truly what we are about and the practical side of our daily operations. Misty and I are very excited about getting these items to these organizations. Of course, our customer benefits with the tax donation receipts which all organizations have pledged to the customer. I wish we could do this for every job, every day.” – Trevor S Hess, co-owner. To learn more visit https://www.junkluggers.com/georgia.

WOW BENEFITING PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) WOW EVENT, Women Ordering Wine, Featuring Park Place Outreach will be on Thursday, January 25 from 6-9 pm. Cost is $35. https://www.parkplaceyes.org/

EMPOWERING TEACHERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Kelley Waldron, Head of St. Andrew’s School, along with Teach the Future Fellowship are helping area teachers create positive change in their classrooms through an entrepreneurial approach. Read more at https://sais.site-ym.com/news/380763/Stephen-P.-Robinson-Collaboration-Grant-Report-St.-Andrews-School.htm

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance will meet Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 7126 in the Academic Commons building (the main building) at Savannah Technical College. Parking is in the visitor parking next to the school entrance. All those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to share their updates, discuss their goals, and brainstorm ways to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050.

GROW WITH PERISCOPE

(MASHABLE) 13 effective ways your startup can use Periscope to grow the business.

WOMEN’S DAY 2018
(SAVANNAH, GA) Irene Wood, LPC, the Director of Clinical Services at Coastal Harbor Health System, is the keynote speaker for the 4th annual Islands Women’s Day on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Road. The event also includes break out sessions on financial wellness, mindful eating, healthy relationships, finding balance in your life and more. Individual tickets are $20 and include lunch. For more information, call 912.897.1133 or visit http://redeemersav.org/ministries/womens-day/

HOMETOWN HEROES

(SAVANNAH, GA) WTOC selected six Rotary leaders as this week’s Hometown Heroes. These individuals are on a month-long ‘friendship exchange’ in India. See the full story at

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY ANNOUNCES 
NEW YEARS GIVEAWAYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s a new year, and if one of your 2018 resolutions isn’t to take better care of your skin, then go ahead and add it to the list! Low Country Dermatology is going to help you start off the new year right with the “18 Days of the New You” Contest by offering their tips for keeping your skin healthy all year long. They will also be giving away a little treat every day for their followers. They will be posting the prizes for the next 18 days, so stay tuned. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology/

ANTIQUES & ARCHITECTURE WEEKEND
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Second Annual Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend will be held on March 2, 3, 2018. This antique appraisal fundraiser is surrounded by events with tours, speakers, presentations on antiques, architecture, and interior design. Meet celebrity TV stars and appraisers, and have your own treasures appraised. All events benefit the The Green-Meldrim House and Andrew Low House Museum. Details and tickets: www.SavAntiquesWeekend.com

2018 AUTISM CONFERENCE MARCH 2
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save The Date: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is hosting their third annual Autism Conference on March 2, 2018. There will be workshops and learning opportunities for parents, caregivers, educators and, of course, individuals with any level of autism. For more information, please visit http://www.2018autismconference.com/

PEACOCK MASERATI AND PEACOCK ALFA ROMEO
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive announces the addition of a new Maserati and an Alfa Romeo dealership at the Peacock Auto Mall in the Savannah-Hilton Head area.  Peacock Maserati has opened as the first and only dealership in the Savannah, Ga., and Hilton Head, S.C., area to offer the luxurious car-buying experience of the signature Maserati brand. The new 18,000 square foot dealership will offer a large selection of new and pre-owned Maserati luxury vehicles, including parts and service. Peacock Automotive is also pleased to announce that Peacock Alfa Romeo has opened at the Peacock Auto Mall, joining Alfa Romeo of Savannah, located at 10 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah, in offering premiere sales and service of the signature luxury vehicles. For more information visit http://www.peacockmaseratihiltonhead.com or http://www.peacockalfaromeohiltonhead.com,  or call 843-208-1500.

DRIVE SALES WITH CONTENT MARKETING

(INC.) How 10 Small Businesses Used Content Marketing to Drive Sales.http://www.inc.com/sujan-patel/how-10-small-businesses-used-content-marketing-to-drive-sales.html


FELDER & ASSOCIATES CHOSEN AS ARCHITECT FOR POOLER CATHOLIC CHURCH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Pooler Catholic Community announces that Felder & Associates has been chosen as the lead architect for the Corpus Christi Catholic Church project and that they have now broken ground to begin construction. The $4.2 million project is expected to be complete by the fall of 2018. The new 17,000-square-foot pastoral multipurpose building will be used for worship, pastoral offices and religious education until a sanctuary is built at an unspecified time in the future. For more information visit http://www.poolercatholiccommunity.org/home.htmlor www.felderassociates.net

FAITH EQUESTRIAN THERAPEUTIC CENTER RECEIVES DONATION

(EFFINGHAM) COGENTRIX/Effingham Power donates $7,000 to Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center:  http://savannahnow.com/effingham-now/2018-01-05/cogentrixeffingham-power-donates-7000-faith-equestrian-therapeutic-center

SPEROS ENCOURAGES SENATE TO FOCUS ON SAVANNAH AS TECH CORRIDOR

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah and Augusta have been named by a Georgia Senate committee as areas to establish information technology corridors. Keith Fletcher, the COO of local business technology firm Speros, has been a vocal advocate for Savannah as the ideal location for a corridor and the many benefits it would bring. Industries that could benefit from – and contribute to – a tech corridor’s success included logistics, maritime, hospitality and gaming. For more information, visit http://savannahnow.com/news/2018-01-02/savannah-named-focus-area-tech-corridor

JEFF’S BEVERAGE IN RICHMOND HILL 

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Jeff’s Beverage broke ground on the new 12,304-square-foot store for the Richmond Hill area. Jeff’s Beverage will have an open floor plan with a humidor, custom coolers and storage along with office space, restrooms and a private second story conference room. The Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah will begin construction immediately, and the project is scheduled to be completed in July 2018. For more information, please visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/jeffs-beverage-hired-the-dewitt-tilton-group-to-build-new-12304-square-foot-facility/?

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST ANNOUNCE 2018 CLASS
(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia is pleased to announce 30 program participants from across the region have been selected for its class of 2018. The five-month program is designed to equip and empower community leaders to work to promote positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/lsega-announces-2018-class/
For more information on the LSEGA program, visit http://www.lsega.com/

THERE’S AN APP FOR PRODUCTIVITY
(BUSINESS INSIDER) 10 apps you should use every day to be more productive. http://www.businessinsider.com/10-productivity-apps-to-use-daily-2015-12/

EFFINGHAM CHAMBER EVENT: JAN 25
PREMIER DENTAL DESIGNS
(RINCON, GA) The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced the first 2018 Afterhours will be held on Thursday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Premier Dental Designs, located at 5871 GA Highway 21 S, Rincon, Georgia 31326. Enjoy an evening of refreshments, door prizes and networking with other Chamber members. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet Premier Dental Designs’ newest team member, Dr. Kate Sundin. Dr. Sundin received her doctorate of dental surgery
from the University of West Virginia. There is no cost to attend the event. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/760556457475336/

BUILDING LOCAL “BUZZ” FOR YOUR BUSINESS,  

JAN 30, 2018 CLASS
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Did you know that 74% of consumers cite “word-of-mouth” as a key influence in their decision making? However, most businesses leave so much good news on the table. Learn how to build a positive reputation simply by leveraging the great content that already exists in your business and in your marketing. Marjorie Young – a veteran public relations consultant – shares  five secrets for creating positive word-of-mouth for your business, so that you will thrive and grow

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces plans for a series of 6 workshops designed for existing and new business owners, which kicks-off on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the SCORE Conference Room, 111 E. Liberty Street. This first session focuses on tips for effectively managing cash flow. For Savannah Chamber members, cost is $10 per session or $45 for all 6 sessions. Call Savannah SCORE at 912.652.4335 to reserve a seat. For more information on SCORE, visit https://savannah.score.org/about-us-24

CELEBRATION OF LOVE GALA FEBRUARY 2ND

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter will hold its 2018 Celebration of Love Gala to commemorate its 33rd anniversary on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island. Park Place Outreach, at 514 E. Henry St., provides temporary shelter support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. This annual gala is one of their biggest fundraisers throughout the year. For more information visit https://one.bidpal.net/celebrationoflove/welcome.

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce announces plans for the 2018 Economic Outlook Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Westin Harbor from noon – 1:30 p.m. Attendees will be given the 2018 Economic Trends booklet, compiled by research from Georgia Southern University. Register by Feb. 2 at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=74 or call Margaret Mary Russell at 912.644.6432 for more information.

SCORE MENTORS TO BE PRESENTED AWARDS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian will be recognizing Denis Healy and Michael Siegal at the Hearts for Healing Gala on February 9th.  Don’t miss out.  Tickets available at Hearts For Healing Gala – Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center: 

https://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/?utm_source=January+8%2C+2018&utm_campaign=JAN+8+2018&utm_medium=email


POWERFUL VS. PITIFUL
(ENTREPRENEUR) 5 Tips for a Winning Presentation. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/271780


SAVANNAH-CHATHAM DAY 2018

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Chatham Day is set for Thursday, February 15 in Atlanta. The cost to attend the Savannah Chamber-member only event is $125. Reserve your spot at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=72 or contact Jared Downs at 912.644.6406 for more information.

4th ANNUAL HOOPS FOR HORIZONS – MARCH 3rd
(SAVANNAH, GA)  The fourth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Savannah Country Day School. Honorary tournament chair and basketball celebrity Larry “Gator” Rivers, former Harlem Globetrotter, will be on hand sharing coaching tips and motivation for all players.  Named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014, this tournament is an opportunity to bring together players of all ages and abilities, local Savannah Basketball Legends and Horizons supporters to celebrate Louise’s lifelong love of learning and her legacy at Horizons.  The event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to teams of boys and girls grades fifth through adults.  For registration, a youth team, which includes 5th through 12th graders, are $50; teams with 18 year-olds to 30-year-olds are $75, and if the team is over 30 years old, the registration is $100.  For more information, to register a team, sponsor a youth team or sponsor the event visit www.horizonssavannah.org

or call 912-961-8854.

CECILIA RUSSO TURNER TO BE HONORED APRIL 20, SAVE THE DATE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save the Date for American Red Cross Youth Hero Volunteer Awards Breakfast honoring Youth Heroes for their volunteer work on Friday, April 20, 2018.  The event will also honor Cecilia Russo Turner, youth mentor, community advocate and Youth Hero event originator.  For more information or to sponsor a table contact  esther.sheppard@redcross.org or 912-651-5349.

INTRODUCING KALEB

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Kaleb, a male American Staffordshire Terrier. He is about one year old and good with other dogs. To view Kaleb, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-479-kaleb/


(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 8, 2018

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We’ve had a wonderful year with you, Savannah. Helping to publish 251 news releases in 2017 is quite an accomplishment, and we’ve picked some of our highlights to share. Thank you for your support and for letting us be a part of your business‘ marketing team. We’re sorry we weren’t able to share everyone’s stories in this five-minute clip, but we promise to keep the good news coming! Here’s to 2018! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ay8adGQGEA&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=January+8%2C+2018&utm_campaign=JAN+8+2018&utm_medium=email

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY ANNOUNCES 
NEW YEARS GIVEAWAYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s a new year, and if one of your 2018 resolutions isn’t to take better care of your skin, then go ahead and add it to the list! Low Country Dermatology is going to help you start off the new year right with the “18 Days of the New You” Contest by offering our tips for keeping your skin healthy all year long. They will also be giving away a little treat every day for their followers. They will be posting the prizes for the next 18 days, so stay tuned. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology/

EFFINGHAM CHAMBER EVENT: JAN 25

PREMIER DENTAL DESIGNS
(RINCON, GA) The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced the first 2018 Afterhours will be held on Thursday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Premier Dental Designs, located at 5871 GA Highway 21 S, Rincon, Georgia 31326. Enjoy an evening of refreshments, door prizes and networking with other Chamber members. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet Premier Dental Designs’ newest team member, Dr. Kate Sundin. Dr. Sundin received her doctorate of dental surgery
from the University of West Virginia. There is no cost to attend the event. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/760556457475336/

2018 AUTISM CONFERENCE MARCH 2
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save The Date: The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is hosting their third annual Autism Conference on March 2, 2018. There will be workshops and learning opportunities for parents, caregivers, educators and, of course, individuals with any level of autism. For more information, please visit http://www.2018autismconference.com/

FOURTH ANNUAL HOOPS FOR HORIZONS

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The fourth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Savannah Country Day School. Honorary tournament chair and basketball celebrity Larry “Gator” Rivers, former Harlem Globetrotter, will be on hand sharing coaching tips and motivation for all players.  Named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014, this tournament is an opportunity to bring together players of all ages and abilities, local Savannah Basketball Legends and Horizons supporters to celebrate Louise’s lifelong love of learning and her legacy at Horizons.  The event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to teams of boys and girls grades fifth through adults.  For registration, a youth team, which includes 5th through 12th graders, are $50; teams with 18 year-olds to 30-year-olds are $75, and if the team is over 30 years old, the registration is $100.  For more information, to register a team, sponsor a youth team or sponsor the event visit www.horizonssavannah.org

or call 912-961-8854.

PEACOCK MASERATI AND PEACOCK ALFA ROMEO
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive announces the addition of a new Maserati and an Alfa Romeo dealership at the Peacock Auto Mall in the Savannah-Hilton Head area.  Peacock Maserati has opened as the first and only dealership in the Savannah, Ga., and Hilton Head, S.C., area to offer the luxurious car-buying experience of the signature Maserati brand. The new 18,000 square foot dealership will offer a large selection of new and pre-owned Maserati luxury vehicles, including parts and service. Peacock Automotive is also pleased to announce that Peacock Alfa Romeo has opened at the Peacock Auto Mall, joining Alfa Romeo of Savannah, located at 10 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah, in offering premiere sales and service of the signature luxury vehicles. For more information visit http://www.peacockmaseratihiltonhead.com or http://www.peacockalfaromeohiltonhead.com,  or call 843-208-1500.

5 SECOND RULE TO FIGHT PROCRASTINATION

(INC) A unique approach to eliminating procrastination and taking immediate action in life.https://www.inc.com/carol-sankar/how-to-kick-habit-of-procrastination-in-5-seconds-according-to-a-bestselling-author-top-speaker.html

FELDER & ASSOCIATES 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is celebrating its fifth year of bringing clients’ visions to life. Specializing in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building, and neo-traditional building, the firm has an extensive background working with owner-occupied- private, commercial and residential properties.  Several recognizable buildings in Savannah the firm has worked on include The Grey, the Bouhan Falligant corporate office, the Atlantic, and Vic’s on the River.  For more information visit www.felderassociates.net.

INTERN LIFE
(SAVANNAH, GA) 20 Tips for being a successful intern: https://carriagetradepr.com/carriage-trade-public-relations-internship-program/

CHATHAM COUNTY IN 2018
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Morning News reached out to community members for their New Year’s resolutions. Read some of their hopes, wishes and dreams for 2018 or share your own at

http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-12-31/peace-unity-and-fun-big-hopes-and-dreams-abundant-chatham-county-2018


LANDON PEACOCK’S SURVIVOR STORY
(SOUTH MAGAZINE) Landon Peacock, Chair of this year’s Open Your Heart Campaign, shares his story with South Magazine.  To read the article, visit http://www.southmag.com/Jan-Feb-2018/Survivors/

AMERICAN RED CROSS YOUTH HERO NOMINATIONS EXTENDED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia is accepting nominations for Youth Hero Volunteer Awards until January 15, 2018.  To nominate a Youth Hero today visit www.redcross.org/southeastgeorgia

ACHIEVE EVERY GOAL YOU’VE SET THIS YEAR


HEARTS FOR HEALING GALA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a non-profit organization founded to improve the quality of life for children with special needs through the therapeutic nature of horses, announces will hold their second annual Hearts for Healing Gala on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. The evening will include dinner, dancing and live music from the John Brackett Quartet. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the silent auction; the reception will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Gala are $150 and may be purchased at http://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/ For more information on sponsoring the Gala or any aspect of the equestrian program, call 912.728.3728 or visit https://faithetc.org

NATIONAL READING DAY JANUARY 18
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women Business Owner’s Coalition will promote literacy efforts on National Reading Day, Jan. 18, by spending time at Hancock Day School reading to first- and second-grade students. “Our hope is to gather other entrepreneurs in the area to join us for this worthwhile cause,” said Dr. Angela Canfield, a coalition member. “We are excited to share our love for reading with these young students, and what better gift can we give to our children than the encouragement of literacy?”  For more information, contact Angela C. Canfield DDS at molar799@yahoo.com

DR. HUGHES SPEECH FOR SAVANNAH ROTARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Michael Hughes, president of Bethesda Academy, presented “Turning Boys into Men: Leadership Training in the 21st Century” for the Savannah Rotary Club of Savannah South.  To hear the speech, visit https://youtu.be/rAc5cPpeWZM

SPEROS ENCOURAGES SENATE TO FOCUS ON SAVANNAH AS TECH CORRIDOR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah and Augusta have been named by a Georgia Senate committee as areas to establish information technology corridors. Keith Fletcher, the COO of local business technology firm Speros, has been a vocal advocate for Savannah as the ideal location for a corridor and the many benefits it would bring. Industries that could benefit from – and contribute to – a tech corridor’s success included logistics, maritime, hospitality and gaming. For more information, visit http://savannahnow.com/news/2018-01-02/savannah-named-focus-area-tech-corridor

JEFF’S BEVERAGE IN RICHMOND HILL 
(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Jeff’s Beverage broke ground on the new 12,304-square-foot store for the Richmond Hill area. Jeff’s Beverage will have an open floor plan with a humidor, custom coolers and storage along with office space, restrooms and a private second story conference room. The Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah will begin construction immediately, and the project is scheduled to be completed in July 2018. For more information, please visithttps://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/jeffs-beverage-hired-the-dewitt-tilton-group-to-build-new-12304-square-foot-facility/?

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST ANNOUNCE 2018 CLASS
(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia is pleased to announce 30 program participants from across the region have been selected for its class of 2018. The five-month program is designed to equip and empower community leaders to work to promote positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

FINALLY STARTING YOUR BUSINESS THIS YEAR?

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY PRESENTS TOYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology presented over 30 donated gifts to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, marking the fourth straight year the practice has held a holiday donation drive to benefit the non-profit.  The donations raised by Low Country Dermatology will help stock a “holiday store” for families who use the Ronald McDonald house.  For more information visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html

SANTA’S HELPER: SAVANNAH RIVER LOGISTICS 
(BiS) Portside: Savannah River Logistics ramped up, growing. By Mary Mayle: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-12-14/portside-savannah-river-logistics-ramped-growing

SAVANNAH FEATURED IN VOGUE

(VOGUE) Vogue magazine published a list of its top 5 most popular online stories of 2017, featuring “Is This Old Southern Town the Next Brooklyn?” at number three. Read the feature on Savannah and the other top 4 stories for the year at https://www.vogue.com/article/top-travel-stories-year-in-review

FINDING AN INTERNSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) 10 Tips on landing a dream internship: https://carriagetradepr.com/carriage-trade-public-relations-internship-program/

GARBAGE FACTS: DID YOU KNOW?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Americans throw away enough garbage every day to fill 63,000 garbage trucks, which if lined up end to end for an entire year would stretch halfway to the moon. The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire serves as an environmentally friendly junk removal company. For more information, please call 912-712-0227 or visit www.junkluggers.com

VISIT SAVANNAH SHARES HOTEL/MOTEL UPDATE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Review the hotel/motel tax and occupancy rate for October 2017 at http://www.savannahchambernews.com/visit-savannah-news/hotel-motel-tax-occupancy-update-october-2017/


SANDFLY BUSINESS OWNERS PRESENT TOY DRIVE DONATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA)  During the month of December, ten businesses in the Sandfly community held a toy drive for the children of Urban Hope and families at the West Broad Street YMCA.  Used toys were collected at Sandfly Family Dental for the Kids Helping Kids Program of the West Broad Street YMCA. New toys were also collected for Urban Hope.  For more information about these programs and how you can help visit http://www.westbroadstreetymca.org/ and https://www.urbanhopesavannah.org/.

SAVANNAH’S WONDERLAND
(SAVANNAH, GA) Check out drone footage from Will Turner of Savannah in the snow: http://savannahnow.com/news/2018-01-05/video-drone-footage-savannah-snow#

THE IMPORTANCE OF A MORNING ROUTINE
(INC) Morning routines and healthy sleep habits help Casper co-founders stay productive throughout the day. https://www.inc.com/cameron-albert-deitch/why-these-casper-co-founders-swear-by-their-morning-routine-hint-its-not-just-sleep.html?cid=hmsub3

CECILIA RUSSO TURNER TO BE HONORED APRIL 20, SAVE THE DATE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save the Date for American Red Cross Youth Hero Volunteer Awards Breakfast honoring Youth Heroes for their volunteer work on Friday, April 20, 2018.  The event will also honor Cecilia Russo Turner, youth mentor, community advocate and Youth Hero event originator.  For more information or to sponsor a table contact esther.sheppard@redcross.org or 912-651-5349.

POWER HOUR GOES BANANAS
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, Jan. 9, the Savannah Area Chamber hosts the next Power Hour luncheon and networking opportunity for Chamber small business owners and employees at Tubby’s in Thunderbolt. Cost is $12 per person which includes a marketing presentation from Savannah Bananas’ owner Jesse Cole and lunch by Tubby’s. For more information, contact Brooke Phillips at 912.644.6459 or make a reservation at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=84

HOCKEY BUSINESS CONNECTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber announces is hosting its first business connection for 2018 on Thursday, January 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Enjoy an ice-level view of of a Super Goose hockey scrimmage while networking with fellow business professionals. Cost is $15 for Chamber members and $30 for member guests. Make a reservation at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=83

HOSPICE SAVANNAH ART RECEPTION


DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Award winning producer/director Chris Schueler is hosting a two-day intensive seminar on documentary production set for Jan. 12 and 13 at Savannah Technical College. The $100 class includes sessions on budgeting, fundraising, creative design, preproduction, production, and distribution options. To register, http://www.christopherproductions.org/comingup.php. For more information, text 912.433.5196.

WANT TO LAUNCH A BUSINESS?
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE is offering a one day workshop, Business Launchpad 2018, on Saturday, Jan. 20 in the SCORE Conference Room, 111 E. Liberty Street. Cost to learn the basics of opening, growing and operating a successful business is $40 for Chamber members and $49 for non-members. Fee includes all workshop materials, lunch and beverages. Call Savannah SCORE at 912.652.4335 to reserve a seat. For more information on SCORE, visit https://savannah.score.org/about-us-24

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY IN 2018


BUILDING LOCAL “BUZZ” FOR YOUR BUSINESS,  

JAN 30, 2018 CLASS
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Did you know that 74% of consumers cite “word-of-mouth” as a key influence in their decision making? However, most businesses leave so much good news on the table. Learn how to build a positive reputation simply by leveraging the great content that already exists in your business and in your marketing. Marjorie Young – a veteran public relations consultant – shares  five secrets for creating positive word-of-mouth for your business, so that you will thrive and grow

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces plans for a series of 6 workshops designed for existing and new business owners, which kicks-off on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the SCORE Conference Room, 111 E. Liberty Street. This first session focuses on tips for effectively managing cash flow. For Savannah Chamber members, cost is $10 per session or $45 for all 6 sessions. Call Savannah SCORE at 912.652.4335 to reserve a seat. For more information on SCORE, visit https://savannah.score.org/about-us-24

CELEBRATION OF LOVE GALA FEBRUARY 2ND

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter will hold its 2018 Celebration of Love Gala to commemorate its 33rd anniversary on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island. Park Place Outreach, at 514 E. Henry St., provides temporary shelter support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. This annual gala is one of their biggest fundraisers throughout the year. For more information visit https://one.bidpal.net/celebrationoflove/welcome.

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce announces plans for the 2018 Economic Outlook Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Westin Harbor from noon – 1:30 p.m. Attendees will be given the 2018 Economic Trends booklet, compiled by research from Georgia Southern University. Register by Feb. 2 at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=74 or call Margaret Mary Russell at 912.644.6432 for more information.

SAVANNAH-CHATHAM DAY 2018

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Chatham Day is set for Thursday, February 15 in Atlanta. The cost to attend the Savannah Chamber-member only event is $125. Reserve your spot at http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=72 or contact Jared Downs at 912.644.6406 for more information.

SCORE MENTORS TO BE PRESENTED AWARDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian will be recognizing Denis Healy and Michael Siegal at the Hearts for Healing Gala on February 9th.  Don’t miss out.  Tickets available at Hearts For Healing Gala – Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

MINDFULNESS IS SO 2017


INTRODUCING POPPERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Poppers, a 10 month old female Spaniel mix.  Poppers is very sweet, well trained, and plays well with other dogs.  To view Poppers and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-471-poppers/


(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 18, 2017

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


MERRY CHRISTMAS! 
Thank you for a wonderful 2017. This will be our last Community Headlines for the year. We will resume our newswire on Monday, January 8th. For more information, please contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.noel.wright@gmail.com

DR. HUGHES SPEECH FOR SAVANNAH ROTARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Michael Hughes, president of Bethesda Academy, presented “Turning Boys into Men: Leadership Training in the 21st Century” for the Savannah Rotary Club of Savannah South.  To hear the speech, visit https://youtu.be/rAc5cPpeWZM

JEFF’S BEVERAGE BREAKING GROUND IN RICHMOND HILL ON DEC 19
(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Jeff’s Beverage has announced plans to build a new store for the Richmond Hill area. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. at 3945 Hwy 17 in Richmond Hill. The new location will be 12,304 square feet and will bring new inventory, new jobs and economic growth to the area.  The Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah will begin construction immediately, and the project is scheduled to be completed in July 2018. For more information visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2017/12/15/dewitt-tilton-group-build-new-jeffs-beverage/

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY PRESENTS TOYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology presented over 30 donated gifts to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, marking the fourth straight year the practice has held a holiday donation drive to benefit the non-profit.  The donations raised by Low Country Dermatology will help stock a “holiday store” for families who use the Ronald McDonald house.  For more information visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html

Low Country Dermatology Holds Ronald McDonald House Donation Drive


SANTA’S HELPER: SAVANNAH RIVER LOGISTICS 
(BiS) Portside: Savannah River Logistics ramped up, growing. By Mary Mayle: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-12-14/portside-savannah-river-logistics-ramped-growing

HEARTS FOR HEALING GALA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, a non-profit organization founded to improve the quality of life for children with special needs through the therapeutic nature of horses, announces will hold their second annual Hearts for Healing Gala on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. The evening will include dinner, dancing and live music from the John Brackett Quartet. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the silent auction; the reception will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Gala are $150 and may be purchased at http://www.faithetc.org/hearts-for-healing-gala/ For more information on sponsoring the Gala or any aspect of the equestrian program, call 912.728.3728 or visit https://faithetc.org

Gala Logo


SAVANNAH AMBUCS CELEBRATE KEVIN SHEEHAN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah AMBUCS celebrated Kevin Sheehan’s recently being named the national president of the AMBUCS organization.  For more details visit http://www.wave3.com/story/36806220/good-news-kevin-sheehan-named-national-ambucs-president#.WjLVXvs8r7s.facebook


HOW TO LEVERAGE SOCIAL MEDIA IN 2018
(INC) As video is the both the present and the future of content marketing, it’s a good idea to review what works best on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat so you can plan accordingly. https://www.inc.com/bill-carmody/how-to-leverage-social-media-in-2018-a-video-marketing-guide-for-brands.html

HOLIDAYS FOR THE HOMELESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) According to the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless, around 4,500 people are homeless in our community. Join volunteers on Saturday, December 23 on the Holidays for the Homeless: Savannah to hand out Christmas gifts to the homeless community in Savannah. For more information, visit
Donations are also being collected at https://www.gofundme.com/holidays-for-the-homeless-savannah For more information, contact Cynthia Wright atcynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.comor 912-856-9075

CELEBRATION OF LOVE GALA FEBRUARY 2ND
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter will hold its 2018 Celebration of Love Gala to commemorate its 33rd anniversary on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island. Park Place Outreach, at 514 E. Henry St., provides temporary shelter support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. This annual gala is one of their biggest fundraisers throughout the year. For more information visit https://one.bidpal.net/celebrationoflove/welcome.

HISTORIC TAX CREDIT 

SANDFLY BUSINESS OWNERS PRESENT TOY DRIVE DONATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA)  During the month of December, ten businesses in the Sandfly community held a toy drive for the children of Urban Hope and families at the West Broad Street YMCA.
Used toys were collected at Sandfly Family Dental for the Kids Helping Kids Program of the West Broad Street YMCA. New toys were also collected for Urban Hope.  For more information about these programs and how you can help visit http://www.westbroadstreetymca.org/ and https://www.urbanhopesavannah.org/.

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE SANTA’S WORKSHOP
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive hosted a free Santa’s Workshop last Saturday. The event included free face painting, live Christmas carols and, of course, photos with Santa. To see photos from the event, please visit http://beta.spotted.blufftontoday.com/galleries?groupId=711572

HOW TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION

KIWANIS CLUB 20TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway announced the winners of their 20th annual chili cook-off. Congratulations to Jalapenos and Landings North for winning the Presidents Award. For information about the event and to see a full list of winners, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/the-kiwanis-club-of-skidaway-announces-2017-chili-cook-off-winners/

BUILDING LOCAL “BUZZ” FOR YOUR BUSINESS,  JAN 30, 2018 CLASS
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Did you know that 74% of consumers cite “word-of-mouth” as a key influence in their decision making? However, most businesses leave so much good news on the table. Learn how to build a positive reputation simply by leveraging the great content that already exists in your business and in your marketing. Marjorie Young – a veteran public relations consultant – shares  five secrets for creating positive word-of-mouth for your business, so that you will thrive and grow

ANCHOR FOR A DAY SUPPORTS CHARITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) In an effort to raise money and awareness for the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire, WSAV’s Ben Senger and his fundraising partner, realtor Chelsea Phillips, are raffling off the chance to be a news anchor for the day. A show will be written and taped for one lucky winner. For every $15 donation, an individual may submit an entry to win this opportunity. For more information or to make a donation, visit https://www.rccsav.org/

SCORE MENTORS TO BE PRESENTED AWARDS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian will be recognizing Denis Healy and Michael Siegal at the Hearts for Healing Gala on February 9th.  Don’t miss out.  Tickets available at Hearts For Healing Gala – Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

CAREER LAUNCHING ADVICE FOR MILLENNIALS
(INC) Success doesn’t start with degrees or skills. It starts with getting your head in the game.https://www.inc.com/wanda-thibodeaux/4-pieces-of-career-launching-advice-every-millennial-should-hear.html

SNOWBALL EXPRESS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport participated in the 12th annual Snowball Express by helping 1,600 children and spouses of fallen U.S. military members take an all-expense-paid journey to Dallas/Fort Worth,Texas. Snowball Express is a nonprofit organization with the goal of “Serving the Children of Our Fallen Military Heroes” by providing hope and new memories during the holiday season. Before departing from Savannah, families participated in several activities with the USO and the Patriot Guard Riders, met Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoyed entertainment provided by dancers from the Gretchen Greene School of Dance. Read more about this annual event at https://snowballexpress.org

ENR AWARD TO FELDER AND WEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) Engineering News-Record (ENR) has selected Felder & Associates, a Savannah architecture and design firm, and West Construction Co. to receive its Southeast Region Award of Merit for the Bouhan Falligant building at 1 West Park Ave. Felder served as the design firm for the structure that now anchors the south end of Savannah’s Forsyth Park and is the new home for Savannah’s oldest law firm. ENR recognized the $4.65 million project for being completed ahead of schedule in just nine months despite being impacted by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 during construction. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call 912-777-3979, or visit www.felderassociates.net

HOW TO TELL IF SOMEONE IS TOXIC
(INC) If your new acquaintance does any of these things, you should probably stay away.https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/heres-how-to-tell-if-someone-is-a-toxic-person-in-first-5-minutes.html

DECEMBER SPECIALS AT LOWCOUNTRY DERM
(LOWCOUNTRY DERMATOLOGY) Gently exfoliate and smooth the skin’s surface with Dermaplaning. Stimulate Collagen and Elastin causing a plumping effect with the Genesis treatment and finish with a light layer of a brightening Lactic Acid Serum. A quick no downtime Brightening Treatment to prepare your skin for the Holidays. $100 until the end of December.  For more information, visit lcderm.com

HELP END HOLIDAY HUNGER FOR STUDENTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s Santa Pantry is a seasonal food drive benefiting students of Title I schools in the Savannah-Chatham school district. Erin O’Neil Roma, co-organizer of the food drive, expects the pantry to support over 700 students at 31 schools during December. Donation bins are located throughout Savannah. People can also order and send food through the Santa’s Pantry Amazon Wish List or make a monetary donation at a.co/gvggm9k and paypal.me/Lb4foundation. Call 912.433.1448 for more information.

JANUARY SPEAKING SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) During the month of January, Skidaway Island Presbyterian will be hosting a series of lectures for Calvin University. For the full list of speakers and topics, visit https://calvin.edu/january-series/speakers/

WAYS TO STAY PRODUCTIVE AND STREE-FREE
(INC) Enjoying the holidays while maintaining manageable levels of stress isn’t impossible. In fact, it’s simple once you incorporate these six productive habits. https://www.inc.com/julian-hayes-ii/6-simple-habits-to-stay-productive-stress-free-over-holidays.html

INTRODUCING CHARLOTTE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Charlotte, an 8 month old white with grey female kitten.  Charlotte is a fun and sweet kitten who loves to snuggle.  To view Charlotte and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-099-charlotte/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 12, 2017

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HOLIDAYS FOR THE HOMELESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) According to the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless, around 4,500 people are homeless in our community. Join volunteers on Saturday, December 23 on the Holidays for the Homeless: Savannah to hand out Christmas gifts to the homeless community in Savannah. For more information, visit
Donations are also being collected at https://www.gofundme.com/holidays-for-the-homeless-savannah For more information, contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.comor 912-856-9075

CELEBRATION OF LOVE GALA FEBRUARY 8TH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter will hold its 2018 Celebration of Love Gala to commemorate its 33rd anniversary on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island. Park Place Outreach, at 514 E. Henry St., provides temporary shelter support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. This annual gala is one of their biggest fundraisers throughout the year. For more information visit https://one.bidpal.net/celebrationoflove/welcomepark place outreach, savannah youth shelter, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

HISTORIC TAX CREDIT


INTERNET EQUALITY: NET NEUTRALITY 

(SPEROS) This December 14 could mark the end of the internet as we know it.
On that day, the Federal Communications Commission has scheduled a vote that may replace the current “net neutrality” system with a proposal called “Restoring Internet Freedom Order.”
Don’t let the name fool you. under the proposed change, internet service providers (ISPs) would control the flow. They might block websites, slow them down, give some sites an advantage over others, split the internet into “fast lanes” for companies that pay and “slow lanes” for the rest or force consumers to buy special “tiers” to access the sites and services they choose. Therefore, it is imperative for all who value the free flow of internet access to denounce the FCC’s plan and voice support of net neutrality protections. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/internet-equality-dont-let-business-get-stuck-slow-lane-end-net-neutrality/

KIWANIS CLUB 20TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway announced the winners of their 20th annual chili cook-off. Congratulations to Jalapenos and Landings North for winning the Presidents Award. For information about the event and to see a full list of winners, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/the-kiwanis-club-of-skidaway-announces-2017-chili-cook-off-winners/

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY DRIVE FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the fourth consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology will hold a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for families who use the home. Low Country Dermatology will accept donations through Friday, December 15th at 12 pm. For details on wishlist items and the donations being accepted, visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2017/11/27/low-country-dermatology-ronald-mcdonald-house-drive/

To view WSAV’s story, visit http://wsav.com/2017/12/05/low-country-dermatology-collecting-for-ronald-mcdonald-house/

Low Country Dermatology Holds Ronald McDonald House Donation Drive

Low Country Dermatology Holds Ronald McDonald House Donation Drive


DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT SKILLS TO MANAGE?

(INC) Research by Gallup has determined that managers with these skills frequently realize 48 percent greater profitability and 22 percent greater productivity. https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/only-1-in-10-people-has-right-skills-to-manage-heres-5-things-they-do-to-succeed-the-other-9-rarely-will.html

BUILDING LOCAL “BUZZ” FOR YOUR BUSINESS, JAN 30, 2018 CLASS

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Did you know that 74% of consumers cite “word-of-mouth” as a key influence in their decision making? However, most businesses leave so much good news on the table. Learn how to build a positive reputation simply by leveraging the great content that already exists in your business and in your marketing. Marjorie Young – a veteran public relations consultant – shares  five secrets for creating positive word-of-mouth for your business, so that you will thrive and grow

ANCHOR FOR A DAY SUPPORTS CHARITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) In an effort to raise money and awareness for the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire, WSAV’s Ben Senger and his fundraising partner, realtor Chelsea Phillips, are raffling off the chance to be a news anchor for the day. A show will be written and taped for one lucky winner. For every $15 donation, an individual may submit an entry to win this opportunity. For more information or to make a donation, visit https://www.rccsav.org/

ENMARKET BUYS CLYDE’S MARKETS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is boosting its convenience store reach with a 35-store deal. Savannah-based Enmark Stations, Inc. assumed operations of Glennville-based Clyde’s Markets, located throughout southeast Georgia, on Dec. 1. For additional information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-12-01/enmarket-acquires-clyde-s-markets 

VOTE FOR FAITH EQUESTRIAN 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian Charity is in the running to receive a $1,500 donation from Landmark 24 Homes as one of the outstanding charities in the area. The equestrian non-profit group improves the lives of individuals with disabilities through the power of horses. Follow this link http://www.landmark24.com/seewhatsnew/passionforcharity/ to vote once per day until December 10. One 501c3 organization, from the five finalists, will receive the donation. For more information, visit https://faithetc.org

8 SECRETS TO GETTING ORGANIZED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

(INC) These tricks will help you have more time for what matter this holiday season.https://www.inc.com/melissa-lamson/8-secrets-to-staying-organized-for-holidays.html

RED, WRITE AND THANK YOU CONTEST WINNER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ki Ventura, a fourth grader from Waldo Pafford Elementary School has won a writing contest sponsored by Cinnamon Bear Stores for military children and their families to win a trip to New York City. A panel of judges consisting of the Cinnamon Bears leadership team, principal and vice principal at a local school and one respected English teacher selected Ki from among more than 50 entrants to win the two-day, one-night trip to New York City, $500 spending money and tickets to The Lion King musical. For more information, visit https://cinnamonbearstores.com

Cinnamon Bear Christmas Contest Winner Ki Ventura & Store Owner Michael Snaid


MOONLIGHT MINGLE RAISED OVER $3,000 

(SAVANNAH, GA) At the “Marsh Harbor High Tide Moonlight Mingle,” the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, raised $3,426. This event was held in honor of Carole Arpin. Festivities included an appearance by Tommy Arpin to honor his mother, Carole, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Arpin is a participant in the 2018 Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia and offered a sneak peek of the dance he will perform at the annual Alzheimer’s fundraiser in May. For more information, visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/moonlight-mingle-raised-over-3000-for-alzheimers-association/

Tommy Arpin

Tommy Arpin


SNOWBALL EXPRESS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport participated in the 12th annual Snowball Express by helping 1,600 children and spouses of fallen U.S. military members take an all-expense-paid journey to Dallas/Fort Worth,Texas. Snowball Express is a nonprofit organization with the goal of “Serving the Children of Our Fallen Military Heroes” by providing hope and new memories during the holiday season. Before departing from Savannah, families participated in several activities with the USO and the Patriot Guard Riders, met Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoyed entertainment provided by dancers from the Gretchen Greene School of Dance. Read more about this annual event at https://snowballexpress.org

SANDFLY TOY DRIVES

(SAVANNAH, GA) From Friday, December 1 to Thursday, December 14, six Sandfly businesses will hold a toy drive for the children of Urban Hope and families at the West Broad Street YMCA.  New toys for Urban Hope – free After School or Summer Camp programs for at-risk youth; Used toys for Kids Helping Kids Program of the West Broad Street YMCA. The Kids Helping Kids Program started in 1981. Traditionally operating through the Savannah Chatham County Public School System, the program collects used toys and then distributes these toys at no cost during the annual Miracle on May Street holiday toy giveaway.  For more information about these toys drives, contact Dr. Angela Canfield, Sandfly Family Dental, at 912-826-4037or visit https://carriagetradepr.com/canfield-announces-toy-drive-for-savannah-families/ 

ENR AWARD TO FELDER AND WEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Engineering News-Record (ENR) has selected Felder & Associates, a Savannah architecture and design firm, and West Construction Co. to receive its Southeast Region Award of Merit for the Bouhan Falligant building at 1 West Park Ave. Felder served as the design firm for the structure that now anchors the south end of Savannah‘s Forsyth Park and is the new home for Savannah‘s oldest law firm. ENR recognized the $4.65 million project for being completed ahead of schedule in just nine months despite being impacted by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 during construction. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call 912-777-3979, or visit www.felderassociates.net

ENR Award Presentation

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Ryan Claus, Felder & Associates; Matt West, West Construction Co.; Brian Felder, Felder & Associates


FOX & WEEKS PRESENTS $1000 GRANT TO MRCA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors presented a Matthews Children’s Foundation grant in the amount of $1000 to the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism to help the facility purchase additional computer equipment for its students.  Fox & Weeks has now awarded nearly $40,000 in Matthew’s Children’s Foundation grants since 2012.  For more information visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-11-28/bis-brief-foxweeks-grant-businesses-promise-robmark-rebrands-ameris-collects-food

INCREASE YOUR MENTAL STRENGTH

(INC) The Simplest Thing You Can Do Every Day to Make Yourself Mentally Stronger, According to Science. https://www.inc.com/amy-morin/the-simplest-thing-you-can-do-every-day-to-make-yourself-mentally-stronger-according-to-science.html

DECEMBER SPECIALS AT LOWCOUNTRY DERM

(LOWCOUNTRY DERMATOLOGY) Have you been thinking about getting rid of your unwanted body hair? Low Country Dermatology is now offering 20% off of Laser Hair Removal Packages. Start now and get beach ready by the spring! Packages must be fully purchased before the end of December. For more information, visit lcderm.com

NEW POOLER LOCATION FOR PLASTIC SURGEON DR. MOST 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Daniel Most, a Savannah-based plastic surgeon, cut the ribbon on the Most Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery office in Pooler. This Pooler location at 114 Canal St., Suite 102, in the Savannah Acupuncture and Wellness building, will allow Dr. Most to see patients in the West Chatham area on Wednesdays of every week.  For more information, contact Dr. Most at 912-303-6678 or visit online at www.mostplasticsurgery.com

Dr. Daniel Most of Most Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, PC cuts ribbon on Pooler office.

Dr. Daniel Most of Most Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, PC cuts ribbon on Pooler office


CAT LAUNCHES MOBILE APP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) has launched a new app designed to help customers track their bus in real-time. The passenger information system is a time-saving initiative that gives customers the estimated arrival time of any bus. The new CAT App is available by searching Chatham Area Transit in the App Store or Google Play. For more information, go to https://catchacat.org

SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN UPGRADES TECH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a Savannah-based technology services company, has installed new campus-wide WiFi capabilities at the Savannah Christian Preparatory School to provide greater technology opportunities for students and enable the school to move closer to its goal of offering a “one-to-one” campus for students. For more information, visit https://speros.com/savannah-christian-prep-school-upgrades-technology-offer-one-one-campus/ 

TEACH YOUR FUTURE LEADES THESE 8 THINGS

(INC) Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful. https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/science-says-kids-who-become-great-leaders-have-parents-who-teach-them-8-things.html

HELP END HOLIDAY HUNGER FOR STUDENTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah‘s Santa Pantry is a seasonal food drive benefiting students of Title I schools in the Savannah-Chatham school district. Erin O’Neil Roma, co-organizer of the food drive, expects the pantry to support over 700 students at 31 schools during December. Donation bins are located throughout Savannah. People can also order and send food through the Santa’s Pantry Amazon Wish List or make a monetary donation at a.co/gvggm9k and paypal.me/Lb4foundation. Call 912.433.1448 for more information.

SCORE WORKSHOP TO IMPROVE CREDIT SCORE

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE Savannah presents “How to Improve Your Credit Score” on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., SCORE Conference Room, 111 E. Liberty St, Savannah. Call SCORE at (912)-652- 4335 to reserve your seat for the $10 workshop. For more information, visit https://savannah.score.org

TOXIC PERSONALITIES DESTROY YOUR SUCCESS


JANUARY SPEAKING SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the month of January, Skidaway Island Presbyterian will be hosting a series of lectures for Calvin University. For the full list of speakers and topics, visit https://calvin.edu/january-series/speakers/

SAVANNAH STOPOVER REVEALS FIRST-WAVE LINEUP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Stopover Music Festival, set for March 8 – 10, has announced some of the bands performing at the 8th annual event. Headlining the 2018 festival are Of Montreal, Wild Child, Larkin Poe, and Public Access TV. To purchase tickets or to see the full lineup, visit www.savannahstopover.com

INTRODUCING GUMBALL

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Gumball, a 9 week old male black mouth curr mix puppy.  He is great with other dogs and kids and is looking for his forever home.  To view Gumball and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-424-gumball/