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(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/


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(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

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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/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 4, 2017

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BETHESDA ACADEMY HOSTS SAVANNAH’S STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS
(STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS)  The 5th Annual State of State of Small Business was held at Bethesda Academy. Savannah’s Small Business sectors presented benchmarks from 2017. Overall, the reports were favorable. For a brief recap of the reports, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-12-02/small-business-experts-savannah-s-thriving or http://fox28media.com/news/local/local-experts-optimistic-for-2018-small-business-outlook
To watch the entire livestream, visit https://youtu.be/GD14761ag2Q


AHA OPEN YOUR HEART CAMPAIGN

(AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION)  Landon Peacock, Chair of the American Heart Association’s Open Your Heart Campaign, speaks about his involvement with the AHA.


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

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


HOLIDAY WISH LIST

(GUYTON, GA)  Spread the Holiday warmth this season by giving back this year.  To view the wish list for Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center visithttps://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/wish-list-for-faith-equestrian-therapeutic-center-in-guyton/

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


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 912.826.4037.

RETENTION IN THE AGE OF JOB HOPPING

(INC) How to nurture your best employees to keep them engaged. https://www.inc.com/hrci/retention-in-the-age-of-job-hopping.html?cid=hmbv3

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

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE TOY DRIVE

(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 15 at 12 p.m.. 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/

Low Country Dermatology Holds Ronald McDonald House Donation Drive

Low Country Dermatology Holds Ronald McDonald House Donation Drive


DECEMBER SPECIALS AT LCD

(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

$1500 PRESENTED TO MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire has selected Marine Toys for Tots as their charity partner For the month of December. Savannah’s eco-friendly and caring alternative to traditional junk removal will assist in the collection of more than 75 cubic yards of toys this holiday season. To kickstart their partnership with Marine Toys for Tots, Junkluggers presented a $1,500 check to the organization. For more information, call 912-712-0227 or visit www.junkluggers.com

Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire Supports Marine Toys for Tots

Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire Supports Marine Toys for Tots


1 INTERVIEW QUESTION THAT HELPS GET YOU HIRED


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

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 speros.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.

REMOTE WORKERS OUTPERFORM OFFICE WORKERS

(INC) Research shows that office workers cannot concentrate at their desks.https://www.inc.com/brian-de-haaff/3-ways-remote-workers-outperform-office-workers.html?cid=landermore

LSEGA ANNOUNCES 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/

WREATH SERVES AS SAFETY REMINDER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Fire Headquarters on Oglethorpe Ave. is displaying a Christmas wreath for all to see as a reminder to practice fire safety this holiday season. Each time there is a reported house fire between now and Jan. 2, a green bulb will be replaced with a red one. View this news story at http://www.wtvm.com/story/36892436/savannah-fire-using-christmas-wreath-to-remind-citizens-to-be-extra-cautious

WINE & FRIES WITH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is hosting a Wine & Fries fundraiser on Thursday, December 7 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, fun food, drinks, music, and more. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-fries-2017-tickets-39251919548. Tickets are $25 for Red Shoe Members and should be purchased by calling the Ronald McDonald House at 912.350.7641. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

10 WORDS TO ADD TO YOUR VOCABULARY NOW


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE’S SANTA’S WORKSHOP

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive plans to host “Santa’s Workshop” from 2-5 p.m.on Saturday, Dec. 9, for local families. The event will be free of charge and will take place at the Peacock Auto Mall. Guests will enjoy photos with Santa Claus, gingerbread cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar and free hot dogs. There will also be a toy collection drive benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry. For more information, please visit www.peacockautomall.com or Peacock Auto Mall’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PeacockAutoMall/

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa's Workshop

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa’s Workshop


THE ANTEBELLUM COOK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Damon Lee Fowler, cookbook author and food historian, is the featured speaker at the Davenport House Museum’s 2017 Harvest Lecture on Monday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m., Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street. Admission is free but reservations are needed. To reserve a seat call 912.236.8097. For more information, visit https://davenporthousemuseum.org

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

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

5 STEPS TO CREATING AN EFFECTIVE SALES STRATEGY

(INC) The following tactics can help you target customers and grow your company.https://www.inc.com/project-entrepreneur/5-steps-to-creating-an-effective-sales-strategy.html?cid=hmpopface3

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/

INTRODUCING GOBO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Gobo, a 4 year old male chihuahua mix.  Gobo loves everybody – especially the other dog in the mirror that looks EXACTLY like him.
He is great with other dogs and children. Gobo loves to play but very easily settles into a routine.  To view Gobo and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-406-gobo/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 27, 2017

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$1500 PRESENTED TO MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire has selected Marine Toys for Tots as their charity partner For the month of December. Savannah’s eco-friendly and caring alternative to traditional junk removal will assist in the collection of more than 75 cubic yards of toys this holiday season. To kickstart their partnership with Marine Toys for Tots, Junkluggers presented a $1,500 check to the organization on Friday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. during their Black Friday event at Toys-R-Us, located at 7400 Abercorn St in Savannah, Ga. For more information, call 912-712-0227 or visit www.junkluggers.com

Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire Supports Marine Toys for Tots

Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire Supports Marine Toys for Tots


NEW POOLER LOCATION FOR PLASTIC SURGEON DR. MOST 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Daniel Most, a Savannah-based plastic surgeon, announces plans to cut the ribbon on the Most Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery office in Pooler. This Pooler location will allow Dr. Most to see patients in the West Chatham area on Wednesdays of every week.  Dr. Most will cut the ribbon on Wednesday, November 29 at 11 a.m at 114 Canal St., Suite 102, in the Savannah Acupuncture and Wellness building. The public is invited to join Dr. Most and his staff for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This event will also celebrate Dr. Most’s fifth anniversary of private practice in the greater Savannah area. For more information, contact Dr. Most at 912-303-6678 or visit online at

www.mostplasticsurgery.com

Most Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, PC, Pooler Grand Opening

Most Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, PC, Pooler Grand Opening


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 speros.com

INTERVIEW WITH JUNKLUGGERS OWNER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire recently celebrated their grand opening? Listen to what Trevor Hess, owner and president of the local franchise, has to say about his company and the mission of Junkluggers here: https://www.facebook.com/junkluggers.savannah.1

LSEGA ANNOUNCES 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/ 

10 THINGS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTISM
(SAVANNAH, GA) With 1 in 68 children and 1 in 44 boys, 1% of USA population has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the below list will help parents identify signs and symptoms of autism.  To read a modified modified excerpt from Ron Sandison‘s blog, 10 Things Teachers should know about Autism, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/ten-things-parents-know-autism/. The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism as part of the ADVANCE Academy. For more information visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/

4 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR A PRODUCTIVE TOMORROW
(INC) A little preparation the night before will get your day started on the right foot.https://www.inc.com/rhett-power/4-proven-ways-to-prepare-tonight-for-a-productive-tomorrow.html?cid=hmside2

NEW CHILDREN’S SAVANNAH-BASED BOOK, BY LOCAL AUTHOR MAXINE PINSON, DUE TO ARRIVE THIS WEEK
(SAVANNAH, GA) “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is a laugh-out-loud children’s book with valuable life lessons to be learned. Written by local author Maxine Pinson, author of “Lowcountry Delights Cookbook and Travel Guide” (co-authored with her daughter Malyssa), “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is expected to be available in late November–just in time for Christmas shopping. A “Sammy the Squirrel” coloring sheet will be included with each book ordered, as long as the limited supply lasts. For complete details and ordering information, go to “How to Order Book Online” link at www.sammyandgrammy.comand follow the directions. A book signing for “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” will be held at Henny Penny Cafe (1514 Bull St.) on Thurs., Dec. 14 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

WREATH SERVES AS SAFETY REMINDER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Fire Headquarters on Oglethorpe Ave. is displaying a Christmas wreath for all to see as a reminder to practice fire safety this holiday season. Each time there is a reported house fire between now and Jan. 2, a green bulb will be replaced with a red one. View this news story at http://www.wtvm.com/story/36892436/savannah-fire-using-christmas-wreath-to-remind-citizens-to-be-extra-cautious

GOOD FINANCIAL DECISIONS DURING DIVORCE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) While you’re in the midst of a divorce, you’re going to have to weigh a lot of financial choices while dealing with the weight of strong emotions. You can minimize emotional stress by anticipating what decisions you have to make and understanding what’s involved in making them.  Sam Hubbard, the principal of Coastal Divorce Advisors, LLC, wrote an article on making good financial decisions in a divorce.  To read it, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-11-15/hubbard-divorce-about-making-good-financial-decisions#

DOUBLE DUTY
(FAITH EQUESTRIAN) Did you know that the back of a horse can become a classroom? Check this out at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center: http://www.faithetc.org/programs-2/#eflprogram

PROTECT CONSTRUCTION SITES DURING HURRICANE SEASON
(SAVANNAH, GA) The past few hurricane seasons have not been kind to Savannah, and they can be especially hard on local construction sites. Irma came and went, but local construction sites may still be reeling from the after-effects. Chris Tilton, co-founder of Savannah area construction company, the Dewitt-Tilton Group, shares his expertise on protecting construction sites during hurricane season.  To read the article, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-11-15/tilton-how-protect-construction-sites-during-hurricane-season 

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS EXPECT HIGHER REVENUES
(INC) Sixty-seven percent of small-business owners expect to increase revenues by the end of this year, according to a new survey from Kabbage. https://www.inc.com/emily-canal/new-survey-shows-small-business-owners-expect-higher-revenues-2017.html

$19,019 DONATION TO SECOND HARVEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enterprise Rent-A- Car Foundation donated $19,019.57 to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The foundation’s ‘Fill Your Tank’ program supports America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia efforts to fight hunger.  For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/enterprise-rent-a-car-foundation-donates-19019-57-to-americas-second-harvest-of-coastal-georgia-foundations-fill-your-tank-program-supports-americas-second/

AUTISM GIVING DAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) #GivingDay Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Your donation enables children to master the challenges of autism.  Since 2000, hundreds of children have attended Matthew Reardon Center for Autism ADVANCE Academy, southeast Georgia’s only accredited, year-round day school for children diagnosed with autism and similar developmental delays. Annual per student cost is approx. $34,500; to ensure that every child who needs to attend is financially able to do so, annual tuition is set at $9,350.  Every student at ADVANCE Academy receives the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB10).  PLEASE DONATE HERE: https://matthewreardon.networkforgood.com/projects/39043-unlocking-potential

11 BAD WORK HABITS TO SWEAR OFF OF THIS YEAR
(BUSINESS INSIDER) Stop taking yourself so seriously and lighten up.http://www.businessinsider.com/11-bad-work-habits-everyone-should-swear-off-this-year-2017-11

CALL FOR SPEAKERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and enmarket are accepting speaking nominations for the 2018 Encourage Health Educational Series. This marks the fifth year for the health-focused series, which features speakers on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic and a short description of what the audience would learn. Please attach a bio and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board. Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational program should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30enmarket encourage health, savannah health, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

DEC 1, STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS * L I V E
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 5th Annual State of State of Small Business will be livestreamed, Friday, Dec. 1, at noon. Reports will be issued by 10 area experts who have three minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to Savannah’s small business community. A panel of small business owners will then discuss the implications of the data. The event is free to watch online at: https://stagefront.eduvision.tv/Default.aspx #SmallBizSav17

BETHESDA ACADEMY’S 2018-19 OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Bethesda Academy’s 2018-19 Open House will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 for an information session on becoming a Bethesda Academy Blazer for the upcoming academic year. Established in 1740, Bethesda Academy’s core values remain the same: a love of God, a love of learning and a strong work ethic. For more information, visit  http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/

TREE OF LIGHT CEREMONY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah announces plans for the 26th annual Tree of Light candle lighting and memorial gathering on Sunday, December 3 at 5:15 p.m. This non-denominational and contemplative time of sharing music, stories and memories is held on the patio of the Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Drive. There is no charge to attend this community event, but gifts help provide bereavement counseling and support to any child, teen or adult, ensuring that no one need face loss alone. For more event information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/TreeofLight

12 JOURNALING PROMPTS FOR GRATITUDE PRACTICE

(INC) You can only write down ‘three things you’re grateful for’ so many times before it gets stale. https://www.inc.com/melody-wilding/12-fun-journaling-prompts-to-transform-your-boring-gratitude-practice.html?cid=hmpopface4


WINE & FRIES WITH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is hosting a Wine & Fries fundraiser on Thursday, December 7 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, fun food, drinks, music, and more. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-fries-2017-tickets-39251919548. Tickets are $25 for Red Shoe Members and should be purchased by calling the Ronald McDonald House at 912.350.7641. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE’S SANTA’S WORKSHOP

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive plans to host “Santa’s Workshop” from 2-5 p.m.on Saturday, Dec. 9, for local families. The event will be free of charge and will take place at the Peacock Auto Mall. Guests will enjoy photos with Santa Claus, gingerbread cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar and free hot dogs. There will also be a toy collection drive benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry. For more information, please visit www.peacockautomall.com or Peacock Auto Mall’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PeacockAutoMall/

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa's Workshop

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa’s Workshop


SANDFLY HOLIDAY FAIR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Market Place announces plans for Sandfly Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 9 from 5 – 9 p.m.8511 Ferguson Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, pet photos with Santa, food trucks, local art, live entertainment, and more. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/327617697647955/?active_tab=discussion

THE ANTEBELLUM COOK
(SAVANNAH, GA) Damon Lee Fowler, cookbook author and food historian, is the featured speaker at the Davenport House Museum’s 2017 Harvest Lecture on Monday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m., Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street. Admission is free but reservations are needed. To reserve a seat call 912.236.8097. For more information, visit https://davenporthousemuseum.org

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


INTRODUCING TINK
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Tink, a 4 year old female longhaired calico.  Tink is a small and affectionate beauty with an endearing underbite.  She does well with other cats.  To view Tink and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-131-tink/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 20, 2017

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SOUTHERN MOTORS ACURA GRAND OPENING CAR GIVEAWAY RESULTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Southern Motors Acura held the grand opening of their new dealership at 102 Park of Commerce Dr. on Chatham Parkway. As part of the celebration, one visitor went home with a free two-year lease on a new Southern Motors Acura ILX. The new outlet, with a 32,000-square-foot showroom, will offer new and used car sales and customer service while Southern Motors’ current location, which has been on Broughton Street for 88 years, will continue to provide service for downtown customers. For more information, visit www.southernmotorsacura.com

Southern Motors Acura Grand Opening Car Giveaway

Southern Motors Acura Grand Opening Car Giveaway


NEW POOLER LOCATION FOR PLASTIC SURGEON DR. MOST 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Daniel Most, a Savannah-based plastic surgeon, announces plans to cut the ribbon on the Most Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery office in Pooler. This Pooler location will allow Dr. Most to see patients in the West Chatham area on Wednesdays of every week.  Dr. Most will cut the ribbon on Wednesday, November 29 at 11 a.m at 114 Canal St., Suite 102, in the Savannah Acupuncture and Wellness building. The public is invited to join Dr. Most and his staff for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This event will also celebrate Dr. Most’s fifth anniversary of private practice in the greater Savannah area. For more information, contact Dr. Most at 912-303-6678 or visit online at www.mostplasticsurgery.com

DEC 1, STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS * L I V E
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 5th Annual State of State of Small Business will be livestreamed, Friday, Dec. 1, at noon. Reports will be issued by 10 area experts who have three minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to Savannah’s small business community. A panel of small business owners will then discuss the implications of the data. The event is free to watch online at: https://stagefront.eduvision.tv/Default.aspx

#SmallBizSav17


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE’S SANTA’S WORKSHOP

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive plans to host “Santa’s Workshop” from 2-5 p.m.on Saturday, Dec. 9, for local families. The event will be free of charge and will take place at the Peacock Auto Mall. Guests will enjoy photos with Santa Claus, gingerbread cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar and free hot dogs. There will also be a toy collection drive benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry. For more information, please visit www.peacockautomall.com or Peacock Auto Mall’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PeacockAutoMall/

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa's Workshop

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa’s Workshop


10 THINGS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTISM
(SAVANNAH, GA) With 1 in 68 children and 1 in 44 boys, 1% of USA population has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the below list will help parents identify signs and symptoms of autism.  To read a modified modified excerpt from Ron Sandison‘s blog, 10 Things Teachers should know about Autism, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/ten-things-parents-know-autism/.The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism as part of the ADVANCE Academy. For more information visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/

PUTTING HUNGER OUT OF BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) What does hunger in coastal Georgia look like? It’s a mother of three, juggling multiple jobs to afford daycare and feed her children; an elderly man living on social security and attempting to pay for the expensive, life-saving medicines he needs to survive; a child struggling to concentrate in class after eating a candy bar for breakfast. Mary Jane Crouch, executive director of Second Harvest, wrote an article about the facts surrounding hunger in our area, and what programs Second Harvest has set up to help end this crisis. Visit http://savannahnow.com/accent/2017-11-09/put-hunger-out-business to read the article.

AUTISM GIVING DAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) #GivingDay Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Your donation enables children to master the challenges of autism.  Since 2000, hundreds of children have attended Matthew Reardon Center for Autism ADVANCE Academy, southeast Georgia’s only accredited, year-round day school for children diagnosed with autism and similar developmental delays. Annual per student cost is approx. $34,500; to ensure that every child who needs to attend is financially able to do so, annual tuition is set at $9,350.  Every student at ADVANCE Academy receives the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB10).  PLEASE DONATE HERE: https://matthewreardon.networkforgood.com/projects/39043-unlocking-potential

HORSES CAN HELP WITH SPECIAL CHALLENGES
(FAITH EQUESTRIAN) Did you know that horses at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center can help children with autism, and other special challenges such as Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and developmental delay? For more information, please visit http://www.faithetc.org/about/

JUNKLUGGERS ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, Savannah’s eco-friendly and caring alternative to traditional junk removal, is holding a food drive to benefit America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia food bank. During November, Hess and his wife, Misty, who is also his business partner, will be asking customers to participate by donating non-perishable foods at the time of service. They hope to raise $2,400 and collect 15,000 food items. For more information, visit www.junkluggers.com. The JunkLuggers Logo

REWARDING EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE
(INC) How to reward one employee without alienating the others.https://www.inc.com/magazine/201711/sheila-marikar/rewarding-employee-performance.html

NATIONAL AMBUCS ELECTS PRESIDENT FROM SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan, a local businessman and former president of Savannah AMBUCS, was elected to serve as president for the National AMBUCS organization during their recent convention in Osage Beach, Mo. Sheehan’s term, which began in October, runs for one year. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/savannah-man-elected-national-president-of-ambucs/

NEW CHILDREN’S SAVANNAH-BASED BOOK, BY LOCAL AUTHOR MAXINE PINSON, DUE TO ARRIVE IN LATE NOVEMBER

(SAVANNAH, GA) “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is a laugh-out-loud children’s book with valuable life lessons to be learned. Written by local author Maxine Pinson, author of “Lowcountry Delights Cookbook and Travel Guide” (co-authored with her daughter Malyssa), “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is expected to be available in late November–just in time for Christmas shopping. A “Sammy the Squirrel” coloring sheet will be included with each book ordered, as long as the limited supply lasts. For complete details and ordering information, go to “How to Order Book Online” link at www.sammyandgrammy.comand follow the directions. 


SOUTHERN SOUL SURVIVORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH DONATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Southern Soul Survivors, a non-profit organization in Savannah, recently donated new back packs to an entire class at East Broad Elementary. The bags were filled with school supplies, toys, crayons, personal hygiene products, and more. The organization keeps their mission simple, “to help others,” and works in collaboration with other non-profit groups to make a difference for those in need. To volunteer your time, make a donation, or learn more about Southern Soul Survivors, visit http://southernsoulsurvivors.org/

ARE YOU HEADHUNTER MATERIAL?

JAYCEES ON POLICE DE-MERGER
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees will host a press conference with other community partners and leaders on Monday, November 20 at 1 p.m., Police Headquarters, 201 Habersham St. to express disapproval of the de-merging of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. For more information on the Savannah Jaycees, visit http://savannahjaycees.com/

DIVORCE IS ABOUT MAKING GOOD FINANCIAL DECISIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) While you’re in the midst of a divorce, you’re going to have to weigh a lot of financial choices while dealing with the weight of strong emotions. You can minimize emotional stress by anticipating what decisions you have to make and understanding what’s involved in making them.  Sam Hubbard, the principal of Coastal Divorce Advisors, LLC, wrote an article on making good financial decisions in a divorce.  To read it, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-11-15/hubbard-divorce-about-making-good-financial-decisions#

PROTECT CONSTRUCTION SITES DURING HURRICANE SEASON
(SAVANNAH, GA) The past few hurricane seasons have not been kind to Savannah, and they can be especially hard on local construction sites. Irma came and went, but local construction sites may still be reeling from the after-effects. Chris Tilton, co-founder of Savannah area construction company, the Dewitt-Tilton Group, shares his expertise on protecting construction sites during hurricane season.  To read the article, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-11-15/tilton-how-protect-construction-sites-during-hurricane-season 

$19,019 DONATION TO SECOND HARVEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enterprise Rent-A- Car Foundation donated $19,019.57 to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The foundation’s ‘Fill Your Tank’ program supports America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia efforts to fight hunger.  For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/enterprise-rent-a-car-foundation-donates-19019-57-to-americas-second-harvest-of-coastal-georgia-foundations-fill-your-tank-program-supports-americas-second/

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE ACQUIRES SAVANNAH HYUNDAI

(SAVANNAH, GA) Peacock Automotive has announced it bought the Savannah Hyundai dealership at 7011 Abercorn Street from previous owner Mark Medinger on Nov. 8. With the addition of the new Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Automotive has expanded its Savannah footprint to cover more than 15 acres with four conveniently located dealerships. For more information, visit www.peacockhyundaiofsavannah.com

Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Auto Mall


CARLOS MILLEN
(SAVANNAH NOW) Hart to Heart: Savannah’s ‘Mighty Millen’ finds strength to rise up: http://sav-cdn.com/accent/column/2017-11-17/hart-heart-savannah-s-mighty-millen-finds-strength-rise

SAVANNAH YOUTHS WITHOUT A HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) As we look to the holiday season as a time spent with family and loved ones, we also pause in November for National Runaway Prevention Month for youth living on the streets and without the support and security of a safe and loving family. Julie Wade has written an article to raise awareness about the gravity of the problem locally and nationally. To learn more and find out how you can help, read the article here http://savannahnow.com/column/opinion/2017-11-04/julie-wade-too-many-savannah-youths-lack-place-call-home

INSTAGRAM STORIES WITHOUT THE APP

(MASHABLE) Instagram’s website just became a much more viable alternative to the full app.http://mashable.com/2017/11/16/create-instagram-stories-without-app/?utm_cid=hp-h-1#C10BPztzRGqQ

ENMARKET RAISES OVER $30,000 FOR LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. In an effort to help support the fight against blood cancer, enmarket stores sold paper icons to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and raised over $30,000.  For more information, visit www.enmarket.com.

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


FELDER & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECT FOR YMCA

(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has announced the grand opening of a new $2.5-million, fifty thousand square foot facility in Statesboro, Ga., held Saturday, October 28. Felder & Associates of Savannah served as architect for the project. For more information, visit http://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/

Felder & Associates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The New Statesboro Facility of YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Felder & Associates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The New Statesboro Facility of YMCA of Coastal Georgia


TOMMY HOLLAND’S MUSICAL TOY DRIVE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Savannah area musicians on Saturday, November 25 for Tommy Holland’s annual musical toy drive for kids from 8-11 pm at bar.food in Savannah’s Habersham Village shopping center.  Enjoy performances by the Midtown Pickers, plus, help inspire the next generation of musicians by bringing a musical toy to be donated to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program. Cash donations and gift cards are also welcome.  For more information, visit goo.gl/QXGL7o 

CALL FOR SPEAKERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and enmarket are accepting speaking nominations for the 2018 Encourage Health Educational Series. This marks the fifth year for the health-focused series, which features speakers on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic and a short description of what the audience would learn. Please attach a bio and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board. Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational program should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30enmarket encourage health, savannah health, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

5 BRILLIANT WAYS TO MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION
(INC) Here are some quick tips to help you be your best self when under pressure.https://www.inc.com/alyssa-satara/5-brilliant-and-simple-ways-to-make-a-good-impression.html?cid=hmside1

BETHESDA ACADEMY’S 2018-19 OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Bethesda Academy’s 2018-19 Open House will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 for an information session on becoming a Bethesda Academy Blazer for the upcoming academic year. Established in 1740, Bethesda Academy’s core values remain the same: a love of God, a love of learning and a strong work ethic. For more information, visit  http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/

Q&A WITH MIKE HUGHES 

(SAVANNAHNOW) An interview with Bethesda Academy President Dr. Michael Hughes: http://savannahnow.com/opinion/column/2017-11-11/interview-bethesda-academy-president-dr-michael-hughes

Bethesda Academy President H. Michael Hughes, Ph.D.

Bethesda Academy President H. Michael Hughes, Ph.D.


TREE OF LIGHT CEREMONY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah announces plans for the 26th annual Tree of Light candle lighting and memorial gathering on Sunday, December 3 at 5:15 p.m. This non-denominational and contemplative time of sharing music, stories and memories is held on the patio of the Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Drive. There is no charge to attend this community event, but gifts help provide bereavement counseling and support to any child, teen or adult, ensuring that no one need face loss alone. For more event information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/TreeofLight

WINE & FRIES WITH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is hosting a Wine & Fries fundraiser on Thursday, December 7 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, fun food, drinks, music, and more. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-fries-2017-tickets-39251919548. Tickets are $25 for Red Shoe Members and should be purchased by calling the Ronald McDonald House at 912.350.7641. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.


SANDFLY HOLIDAY FAIR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Market Place announces plans for Sandfly Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 9 from 5 – 9 p.m.8511 Ferguson Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, pet photos with Santa, food trucks, local art, live entertainment, and more. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/327617697647955/?active_tab=discussion

INTRODUCING OREO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Oreo, a 9 year old male beagle mix.  Oreo was dropped off at a shelter when his family moved before being rescued by Coastal Pet Rescue.  He is a distinguished gentleman who loves belly rubs and nap time. He does well with all other dogs and children.  To view Oreo and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-365-oreo/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 13, 2017

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PEACOCK HYUNDAI SAVANNAH ACQUIRED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Peacock Automotive has announced it bought the Savannah Hyundai dealership at 7011 Abercorn Street from previous owner Mark Medinger on Nov. 8. With the addition of the new Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Automotive has expanded its Savannah footprint to cover more than 15 acres with four conveniently located dealerships. For more information, visit www.peacockhyundaiofsavannah.com.

Savannah Hyundai, Peacock Automotive

Savannah Hyundai, Peacock Automotive


MATTHEW REARDON CENTER OPEN HOUSE NOV.15

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism has recently expanded their existing 6,000-square-foot facility by 1,000 square feet. The Center for Autism operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism as part of the ADVANCE Academy. The Open House will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30-7:00 pm. For more information visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/ or watch this news clip from WTOC http://www.wtoc.com/clip/13865830/matthew-reardon-center

Matthew Rearden Center for Autism Open House


DEADLINE EXTENDED: NOV 17
RED, WRITE AND THANK YOU CHRISTMAS CONTEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cinnamon Bear Stores are holding a writing contest for military children and their families to win a trip for four to New York City. The ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’ is open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member who will be deployed during the holiday season. The deadline to enter is Friday, November 17. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-27/gift-store-holds-writing-contest-children-deployed-military-personnel 

MARSH HARBOR HIGH TIDE MOONLIGHT MINGLE NOV 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a “Marsh Harbor High Tide Moonlight Mingle” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 15, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Coastal Georgia. Featuring music, dancing, food and drink, the event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitemarsh Island home of Donald and Carole Arpin. For more information or to RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1936730639880830/

Moonlight Mingle Open House

Moonlight Mingle Open House


WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL LEADER?
(INC) Remember These 5 Things Before You Post on Social Media

https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/want-to-be-a-successful-leader-remember-these-5-things-before-you-post-on-social-media.html?cid=hmside3


PUTTING HUNGER OUT OF BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) What does hunger in coastal Georgia look like? It’s a mother of three, juggling multiple jobs to afford daycare and feed her children; an elderly man living on social security and attempting to pay for the expensive, life-saving medicines he needs to survive; a child struggling to concentrate in class after eating a candy bar for breakfast. Mary Jane Crouch, executive director of Second Harvest, wrote an article about the facts surrounding hunger in our area, and what programs Second Harvest has set up to help end this crisis. Visit http://savannahnow.com/accent/2017-11-09/put-hunger-out-business to read the article. 

NATIONAL AMBUCS ELECTS PRESIDENT FROM SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan, a local businessman and former president of Savannah AMBUCS, was elected to serve as president for the National AMBUCS organization during their recent convention in Osage Beach, Mo. Sheehan’s term, which began in October, runs for one year. For more information, visit https://savannahambucs.com

YOUNG RECEIVES HELEN V. HEAD AWARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations is the recipient of the 2017 Helen V. Head Business Advocate Award. The honor, presented by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, recognizes one individual each year for her/his belief in and support of small businesses. Hear from Marjorie Young at  https://youtu.be/Ld7t6VDV298 

NEW CHILDREN’S SAVANNAH-BASED BOOK, BY LOCAL AUTHOR MAXINE PINSON, DUE TO ARRIVE IN LATE NOVEMBER
(SAVANNAH, GA) “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is a laugh-out-loud children’s book with valuable life lessons to be learned. Written by local author Maxine Pinson, author of “Lowcountry Delights Cookbook and Travel Guide” (co-authored with her daughter Malyssa), “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is expected to be available in late November–just in time for Christmas shopping.  Readers of Carriage Trade are offered $1 off each book ordered, plus free shipping (up to 4 books sent to same address) if ordered by Nov. 18th.  In addition, a “Sammy the Squirrel” coloring sheet will be included with each book ordered, as long as the limited supply lasts.  Plus, there will be a drawing for an adorable 8″ plush gray squirrel (just like Sammy!) from orders received no later than Nov. 18th  For complete details and ordering information, go to “How to Order Book Online” link at www.sammyandgrammy.com and follow the directions, using PROMO CODE: CT. 

JUNKLUGGERS OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE OPENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) An eco-friendly and caring alternative to traditional junk removal has opened in the greater Savannah area. The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire will haul away items people no longer want or need but also strive to donate and recycle as much as possible to keep items out of landfills. Junkluggers also returns a tax-deductible receipt for anything they are able to donate on their customer’s behalf. For more information, visit www.junkluggers.comThe JunkLuggers Logo

9 PHRASES BOSSES SHOULD USE TO MOTIVATE

(INC) 45% of employees say words of affirmation are the primary way they like to be shown appreciation in the workplace.

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/9-phrases-bosses-should-say-often-to-inspire-motivate-others.html


LOOP IT UP
(SAVANNAH, G) The Metro Savannah Rotary Club will host their annual service partner fundraiser on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6pm.  This year’s service partner and beneficiary is Loop It Up Savannah, a local non-profit that provides art education and enrichment for children.  Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

http://metrosavannahrotary.org/event/retro-metro-art-bazaar/


UNITED WAY AND HORSES
(FAITH EQUESTRIAN)  United Way helping Faith through horses http://www.faithetc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/WSAV-News-3-at-6-00_2013_11_07.mp4

REBRANDING PEACOCK COLLISION CENTER

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has rebranded its NRAM Collision Center, just down the road from the firm’s Peacock Auto Mall, as the Peacock Collision Center. Peacock Automotive recently celebrated their fifteenth anniversary and rebranded the New River Auto Mall as Peacock Auto Mall. The rebranding of Peacock Collision Center now associates the family name with this facility as well. For more information visit www.peacockcollisioncenter.com

Peacock Collision Center

Peacock Collision Center


SCHEDULE REGULAR DENTAL VISITS
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) While every patient is unique, it’s recommended to schedule a dentist visit at least once or twice a year to maintain your dental health. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

CAREERS IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) With development increasing and the commercial construction workforce declining, local Savannah entrepreneur Chris Tilton of the Dewitt Tilton Group is encouraging young Americans to consider a career in commercial construction. In a recent column, Tilton contests popular misconceptions about the construction industry and makes the argument for fellow commercial construction companies to reframe how they are perceived by millennials. Read the article here: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-19/tilton-commercial-construction-needs-workers-projects-rise 

$19,019 DONATION TO SECOND HARVEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enterprise Rent-A- Car Foundation donated $19,019.57 to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The foundation’s ‘Fill Your Tank’ program


YOUTUBE KIDS
(MASHABLE) YouTube is adding another layer of protection to keep inappropriate content off its YouTube Kids app. http://mashable.com/2017/11/09/youtube-kids-new-policy/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#PSdWCMsM4aqc

CARLOS MILLEN
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Carlos Millen of Savannah, Ga represented the USA at the 2017 Youth Pan American Games.  Millen placed 5th as a member of Team USA.  He lifted for his first time on the international competition stage. His efforts resulted in combined lift of 223Kg, placing 5th.  Performance Initiatives (PI), Inc, strengthens hearts, minds and bodies of over 140 children annually through it’s after school programs. PI is home to Coastal Empire Weightlifting Club (CEWC) and Savannah CrossFit and provides classes for both adults and children. CEWC is a United States Amateur Weightlifting (USAW) 2018 Athlete Training Center. https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/carlos-millen-of-savannah-ga-represents-usa-at-2017-youth-pan-american-games/

SAVANNAH YOUTHS WITHOUT A HOME

(SAVANNAH, GA) As we look to the holiday season as a time spent with family and loved ones, we also pause in November for National Runaway Prevention Month for youth living on the streets and without the support and security of a safe and loving family. Julie Wade has written an article to raise awareness about the gravity of the problem locally and nationally. To learn more and find out how you can help, read the article here http://savannahnow.com/column/opinion/2017-11-04/julie-wade-too-many-savannah-youths-lack-place-call-home

Julie Wade Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Julie Wade


ENMARKET RAISES OVER $30,000 FOR LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. In an effort to help support the fight against blood cancer, enmarket stores sold paper icons to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and raised over $30,000.  For more information, visit www.enmarket.com.

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


ROTARY GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE

(ROTARY) The local district of Rotary has selected seven members to begin training for its Group Study Exchange (GSE) team to Hyderabad, India in early 2018. The 2018 GSE team includes (from left to right) Cari Phelps, Lisa Grove, Jasmine Head, Brigitte Shanken, John Neely (Team Leader), Jose Dacruz and Joey Darley. For the full story, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/local-rotary-selects-seven-members-for-group-study-exchange-to-india/2018 Group Study Exchange Team


ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT GOES TO GIRL SCOUTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia were awarded a $1,000 Encourage Health grant on Oct. 24 during the fourth luncheon and lecture of the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series, held at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium in Savannah. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Melody McCarthy, Events Coordinator at enmarket; Mark Bennett, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Sue Else, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Tom Feldman, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Paula Kreissler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Melody McCarthy, Events Coordinator at
enmarket; Mark Bennett, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Sue Else, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Historic
Georgia; Tom Feldman, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Paula Kreissler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah.


EVERYONE CAN CODE

(MASHABLE) Apple’s initiative has gone global. http://mashable.com/2017/11/09/apple-everyone-can-code-global/?utm_cid=hp-r-1#7NfXT8A8PsqT


STATESBORO YMCA BY FELDER & ASSOCIATES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has announced the grand opening of a new $2.5-million, fifty thousand square foot facility in Statesboro, Ga., held Saturday, October 28. Felder & Associates of Savannah served as architect for the project. For more information, visit http://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/

Felder & Associates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The New Statesboro Facility of YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Felder & Associates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The New Statesboro Facility of YMCA of Coastal Georgia


JUNIOR LEAGUE COMMUNITY PROJECTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah is taking applications for Community Projects and Community Assistance Funds that align with their current focus of K-12 education performance. For more information or to apply, visit https://jrleaguesav.org. The application deadline is Nov. 15.

MUSIC IN EDUCATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of Massie are pleased to announce that Roger Moss will be the next speaker for the History and Learning Lecture Series on WednesdayNov. 15, at the Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon St. The doors open at 6 p.m., presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Reservations are required, visit massieheritagecenter.wordpress.com/events or call 912-395-5070.

THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah magazine has announced plans for the annual Best of Savannah Party, Wednesday, Nov. 15,  at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Hutchinson Island. The event will honor winners of the annual readers’ poll in the categories of dining, nightlife, shopping, services and community.  For more information or to buy tickets, visit https://savannahmagazine.com

BLUFFTON BOOK FESTIVAL
(BLUFFTON, SC) Bluffton Book Festival is scheduled for November 16th, 17th, & 18th. It features a lecture series, workshops, and other added activities.  Here’s a link to the 60 authors that will be there: https://www.blufftonbookfestival.com/2017-authors


GRAND OPENING: SOUTHERN MOTORS ACURA 
ON CHATHAM PARKWAY NOV 18
(SAVANNAH, GA) On November 18th, from 10:30 am – 5pm, the Kaminski Family invites you to help celebrate the grand opening of their new 32,000-square-foot dealership at 102 Park of Commerce Dr. on Chatham Parkway.  As part of the festivities, Southern Motors will be giving away a free two-year lease on a new Southern Motors Acura ILX. For rules and contest entry, visit http://savannahnow.com/SMAcuraGiveaway#/gallery.  Read the full story at http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-11-11/southern-motors-acura-has-new-home

TOMMY HOLLAND’S MUSICAL TOY DRIVE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Savannah area musicians on Saturday, November 25 for Tommy Holland’s annual musical toy drive for kids from 8-11 pm at bar.food in Savannah’s Habersham Village shopping center.  Enjoy performances by the Midtown Pickers, plus, help inspire the next generation of musicians by bringing a musical toy to be donated to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program. Please give generously and make sure your donation is one any child would be proud to have. Cash donations and gift cards are also welcome. Thanks and giving never felt so good! For more information, visit goo.gl/QXGL7o 

AUTISM GIVING DAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) #GivingDay Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Your donation enables children to master the challenges of autism.  Since 2000, hundreds of children have attended Matthew Reardon Center for Autism ADVANCE Academy, southeast Georgia’s only accredited, year-round day school for children diagnosed with autism and similar developmental delays. Annual per student cost is approx. $34,500; to ensure that every child who needs to attend is financially able to do so, annual tuition is set at $9,350.  Every student at ADVANCE Academy receives the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB10).  PLEASE DONATE HERE: https://matthewreardon.networkforgood.com/projects/39043-unlocking-potential

SPEAKERS SOUGHT FOR 2018 ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and enmarket are accepting speaking nominations for the 2018 Encourage Health Educational Series. This marks the fifth year for the health-focused series, which features speakers on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic and a short description of what the audience would learn. Please attach a bio and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board. Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational program should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30.

BETHESDA ACADEMY’S 2018-19 OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Please join us at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 for  Bethesda Academy’s 2018-19 Open House for an information session on becoming a Bethesda Academy Blazer for the upcoming academic year. Established in 1740, our core values remain the same: a love of God, a love of learning and a strong work ethic. We can’t wait to meet you! http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/

SECRETS TO CLOSING SALES DEALS
(INC) Sales superstars share their best advice to closing more sales deals.https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/15-sales-superstars-share-their-best-advice-for-closing-more-deals.html

WINE & FRIES WITH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is hosting a Wine & Fries fundraiser on Thursday, December 7 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, fun food, drinks, music, and more. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-fries-2017-tickets-39251919548. Tickets are $25 for Red Shoe Members and should be purchased by calling the Ronald McDonald House at 912.350.7641. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

SANDFLY HOLIDAY FAIR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Market Place announces plans for Sandfly Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 9 from 5 – 9 p.m.8511 Ferguson Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, pet photos with Santa, food trucks, local art, live entertainment, and more. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/327617697647955/?active_tab=discussion

INTRODUCING MUMBLES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Mumbles, a male Siamese mix.  Mumbles is just over a year old and very small – under 10 pounds.  He is very affectionate and ready for his fur-ever home.  To view Mumbles and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-120-mumbles/