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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 14, 2019

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The Local Newswire

 

THE FIFTH ANNUAL BRA PROJECT WILL WRAP UP WITH BRAS & BUBBLY EVENT

 

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) The Fifth Annual Bra Project will conclude its tour of the Lowcountry with the Bras & Bubbly evening event on Thursday, Oct. 24, when the winner of the student competition for best-designed bra will be revealed. Bras & Bubbly will also hold a silent auction featuring pieces donated by local artists who have a breast cancer story to share. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thibault Gallery at 815 Bay St., Beaufort, Sc. You can purchase tickets at the door or online with eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2VnGBeJ. All proceeds from the event benefit DragonBoat Beaufort and local cancer survivors. To learn more about the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/669092870274765/.

 

 

14TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society held its 14th Annual Buddy Walk in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. A festival followed the walk, complete with face painting, pumpkin painting, bouncy houses, games, music and refreshments. For more information, visit https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/hundreds-walk-to-advocate-for-people-with-down-syndrome/.

 

 

STEM BOOKS DONATED THROUGH PEACOCK LOVES LEARNING INITIATIVE

 

(JASPER CO, SC) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, as part of its effort to improve education in its community, donated 150 award-winning STEM books to Okatie Elementary School. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) partnered with Peacock Subaru Hilton Head to supply the books for donation. For more information visit https://youtu.be/g-ICjOrqY0E or call 843-208-1258.

 

 

2019 GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces its seventh annual charity luncheon and purse auction, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at The Plantation Club at the Landings. The auction will include gently-used, vintage and new designer handbags, bags from local designers and special new silent auction packages that include trips, tickets to events and other local and regional items. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction and to learn more about sponsorships and donations, visit  https://www.horizonssavannah.org/ or call 912-961-8854.

 

 

5TH ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY ANNIE OAKLEYS CHARITY CLAYS TOURNAMENT

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Annie Oakleys, in partnership with United Way of the Coastal Empire, held its 5th Annual Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Charity Clays Tournament to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, and United Way of the Coastal Empire. Along with sporting clays, the day-long event included a 75 shot tournament, Lewis Class scoring, raffles, chef station, Bourbon tasting, and after-party with awards, cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, and live music. To learn more visit www.lowcountryannieoakleys.com.

 

FINAL LECTURE OF 2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2019 season of the Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series will wrap up on Tuesday, Oct. 29, with a presentation by sports science professional Katie Balthrop, founder of Savannah Sport & Wellness, on the benefits of strength training at any age. For more information, visit healthysavannah.org.

 

Katie Balthrop , Savannah, Sport and Wellness


HAPPY FALL, Y’ALL!

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Do corn mazes, hayrides and pumpkin patches sound like a good time to you too? WTOC has put together a list of pumpkin patches in our area that you and your family can check out. Read about them here: https://www.wtoc.com/2019/10/10/pumpkin-patches-you-can-visit-savannah-area/.

 

SCISA PLAYER OF THE WEEK, BETHESDA’S WRIGHT

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy running back, senior Jaden Wright, is SCISA Player of the Week. Jaden had 9 carries for 137 yards and 5 touchdown along three two point conversions in a big win Friday night. To learn more, visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/.

 

 

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS

 

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center are in need of some donations to help their patients. They are asking for new or gently used dolls and doll clothing for doll therapy, stuffed animals, air diffusers, time period trivia books, toiletry bags, arts and craft supplies, an indoor floor basketball hoop, among other items. If you have items you would like to give, contact Lauren or Latoya at 912-756-6131 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bryan-County-Health-and-Rehabilitation/138743449521576.

 

CHRIS TILTON: FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FUN

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, President of Dewitt Tilton Group, discusses the activities he enjoys with his family when he is not at work. To watch the interview, visit http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/10/friday-funday-chris-tilton-dewitt-tilton-group-time-family/.

 

 

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE GALA HONOREES

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance (SFA) honored eight outstanding local professionals from Savannah’s thriving film and television community at the inaugural SFA Honors Gala. The star-studded event had the theme of “Old Hollywood” and was open to the public. It was a night of “Lights! Camera! Action!”, and the entertainment community pulled out all the stops that evening, evoking classic Hollywood with lights, a red carpet, live music – even paparazzi. For more information visit www.savannahfilmalliance.org.

 

 

FOREIGN TRADE ZONES: SHOW ME THE MONEY

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) will host “Foreign-Trade Zones: Show Me the Money,” a Global Education Program, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1:30-5 p.m. at World Trade Center Savannah, 131 Hutchinson Island Road. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required at www.wtcsavannah.org.

 

JAGUAR LAND ROVER COLUMBIA WINS REGIONAL LAND ROVER TREK 2020

 

(COLUMBIA, SC) Jaguar Land Rover Columbia took first place in the regional Land Rover TReK 2020, Land Rover North America’s off-road driving skills competition. Represented by Dustin Nielsen, Jeffery Thomas and Matt Wheeler, Jaguar Land Rover Columbia competed against 52 teams in six waves. Their team will now go on to compete against five other regional teams California in January. For more information, visit https://www.jaguarcolumbia.com/ or https://www.landrovercolumbia.com/.

 



PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter announced a federal grant of $200,000 for Park Place Outreach. The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be used to fund their 24 hour emergency shelter for children. For more information, visit https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/park-place-outreach-getting-more-federal-dollars-to-help-fight-teen-homelessness/.

 

 

BETHESDA HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy, a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through 12, has hired a veteran teacher with state and national credentials as director of admissions. Tia Adkins comes to Bethesda with nearly two decades of experience in the classroom. To learn more, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org.

 

 

NEW DATE FOR SCORE’s 2ND ANNUAL BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Nov. 1, 2019, Savannah’s award-winning chapter of SCORE will present its popular “BizPitch Savannah™” entrepreneurial competition. This “Shark Tank”-style event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. For more information about “BizPitch Savannah™ 2019,” go to http://bizpitchsavannah.com.

 

BETSY PORTUNE HIRED BY ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Betsy Portune has joined Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah as business manager. Her duties at Roto-Rooter will include maintaining company policies and procedures, handling employee relations, assisting with recruitment and overseeing daily reconciliations and banking. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/09/betsy-portune-joins-roto-rooter-plumbers-savannah-business-manager/.

 

Betsy Portune, Roto Rooter Plumbers of Savannah


SANDY VIRGIN HIRED BY LOCAL DENTAL PRACTICES 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon are pleased to welcome Sandy Virgin to the general dentistry practices. Her duties as patient coordinator will entail greeting visitors and patients, answering the telephone, scheduling patient appointments, maintaining patient files and submitting and processing insurance claims and payments. For more information, call 912-826-4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/.

 

 

CYNTHIA CRADDUCK PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc., and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, presented a Public Relations training session at the National Jaycees Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. Cradduck is vice president of communications for the Georgia Jaycees and is an active and experienced member of the Savannah chapter. To learn more, visit https://carriagetradepr.com or https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

 

 

UNITED WAY DISTRIBUTES SCHOOL SUPPLIES

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire distributed five pallets of school supplies to children in need at Title 1 Schools throughout the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools System. The school supplies were generously donated by Publix Super Markets. This year, United Way Community Fund invested $677,500 in programs and services that strengthen literacy, help children stay on track in school and graduate high school. For more information, please visit uwce.org.

 

 

WINNERS OF THE BIZPITCH 2019 COMPETITION

 

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Three locally owned women’s businesses have won the inaugural Thrive Lowcountry BizPitch competition for women entrepreneurs. Each winner received over $8,000 in cash and professional services (and prizes) to support them in their business development. For more information visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/.

 

 

THRIVE CONFERENCE

 

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young spoke on Public Relations at the Thrive Lowcountry Women’s Conference. Picture below, Mayor John McCann of Hilton Head, Tina Tyus-Shaw of WSAV, Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations and William Miles, President and CEO of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. 

 

 

ISLE OF HOPE ART & MUSIC FEST

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mark your calendars: the Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest is returning Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Come enjoy great food and music and shop at over 100 artists stalls. Bring the kids for fun activities too. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/IsleOfHopeArtMusicFest/?eid=ARBkvtjIY-fbtdu_rRSVNFllRzqaLtO0sEmZctgvAcOpFQST3m8EMjYzs8TcM87YynYLHX0eEd5UxcVT.

 

 

KOMEN BIG WIG PARTICIPANT, TANYA MILTON

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune has been selected as one of this year’s Komen Big Wig participants. As such, Milton is raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.  To donate to Milton’s campaign, visit http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/goto/tanya.

 

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SAVANNAH

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The latest excerpt from “Brews and Views” community forum, presented by Savannah Morning News, focused on affordable housing and homelessness in Savannah. Panelists included Union Mission Director of Operations, Josua Rine, and other community partners. To view the full video, visit https://www.unionmission.org/2019/09/24/brewsandviews/.

 

 

SAVANNAH SCORE WORKSHOP

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) What do you need to know to create a successful business? Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a small business owner, you need real-world tools, knowledge and insights in order to succeed. The “Business Launchpad: How to Start, Manage, and Grow a Successful Business” offers exactly that. The workshop, led by expert SCORE Business mentors, will take place on Saturday, April 13, at SCORE Savannah. To register, please call the Savannah SCORE office at 912-652-4335 or email us at scoresav70@gmail.com. The session fee is $49 ($20 for Students and members of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce), and includes all workshop materials, lunch, beverages and a flash drive with all workshop content.

 

WHAT IS THE LUTZIE43 CAMPAIGN?

 

(BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive is partnering with the Town of Bluffton and the Bluffton Police and Fire Departments on the Lutzie43 campaign to fight distracted driving in the Lowcountry. Captain Lee Levesque explains more about the Lutzie43 campaign in the video here. And for more information visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/lutzie-43.htm.

 

JA SAVANNAH BUSINESS HALL OF FAME

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 20th Annual JA Savannah Business Hall of Fame will take place Thursday, November 7th at 6 pm at the Savannah Convention Center. This event will honor Craig Harney of WTOC and Cliff McCurry of Sterling Seacrest Partners (pictured left to right). For more information, visit http://www.georgia.ja.org/hall-of-fame-savannah.

 

 

MEET MILA

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet international supermodel Mila! As sweet as she is beautiful! When she isn’t strutting her stuff on the catwalk she is busy taking care of her luxuriously silky fur coat.  Mila’s adoption fee has been generously sponsored. To adopt Mila visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-023-mila/.

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 7, 2019

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire

14TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society held its 14th Annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. A festival followed the walk, complete with face painting, pumpkin painting, bouncy houses, games, music and refreshments. For more information, visit https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/hundreds-walk-to-advocate-for-people-with-down-syndrome/.

SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC’S 2019 PICNIC IN THE PARK 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Philharmonic’s 2019 Picnic in the Park took place on Saturday with the theme, “Color Your World with Music.” Forsyth Park was full with tents from local businesses, food trucks and picnicking Savannahians, with a best picnic competition sponsored by Enmarket. To learn more about the local and student groups who performed at the event, and the winner of the picnic contest, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20191006/savannah-philharmonic-colors-forsyth-park-with-2019-picnic-in-park.

STEM BOOKS DONATED THROUGH PEACOCK LOVES LEARNING INITIATIVE

(JASPER CO, SC) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, as part of its effort to improve education in its community, donated 150 award-winning STEM books to Okatie Elementary School. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) partnered with Peacock Subaru Hilton Head to supply the books for donation. For more information watch the video here: https://youtu.be/g-ICjOrqY0E

2019 GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces its seventh annual charity luncheon and purse auction, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at The Plantation Club at the Landings. The auction will include gently-used, vintage and new designer handbags, bags from local designers and special new silent auction packages that include trips, tickets to events and other local and regional items. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction and to learn more about sponsorships and donations, visit  https://www.horizonssavannah.org/ or call 912-961-8854.

FINAL LECTURE OF 2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2019 season of the Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series will wrap up on Tuesday, Oct. 29, with a presentation by sports science professional Katie Balthrop, founder of Savannah Sport & Wellness, on the benefits of strength training at any age. For more information, visit healthysavannah.org.



SCISA PLAYER OF THE WEEK, BETHESDA’S WRIGHT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy running back, senior Jaden Wright, is SCISA Player of the Week. Jaden had 9 carries for 137 yards and 5 touchdown along three two point conversions in a big win Friday night. To learn more, visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/

CHRIS TILTON: FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FUN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, President of Dewitt Tilton Group, discusses the activities he enjoys with his family when he is not at work. To watch the interview, visit http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/10/friday-funday-chris-tilton-dewitt-tilton-group-time-family/

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE GALA HONOREES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance (SFA) honored eight outstanding local professionals from Savannah’s thriving film and television community at the inaugural SFA Honors Gala. The star-studded event had the theme of “Old Hollywood” and was open to the public. It was a night of “Lights! Camera! Action!”, and the entertainment community pulled out all the stops that evening, evoking classic Hollywood with lights, a red carpet, live music – even paparazzi. For more information visit www.savannahfilmalliance.org.

THE BRA PROJECT KICKOFF AND STUDENT PROJECT UNVEILING 

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, “The Bra Project” will once again benefit DragonBoat Beaufort and local breast cancer survivors this October. This is the fifth consecutive year that Pinnacle Medical Group has presented the event. Local students from Hilton Head High School, May River High School and Bluffton High School have designed 13 custom bras to enter the competition. A kickoff unveiling event for these bras was held at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery. “The Bra Project” will now go on tour throughout the Lowcountry for the entire month. For more information please contact Melody Jones at mjones@pinnaclemd.com.

JAGUAR LAND ROVER COLUMBIA WINS REGIONAL LAND ROVER TREK 2020

(COLUMBIA, SC) Jaguar Land Rover Columbia took first place in the regional Land Rover TReK 2020, Land Rover North America’s off-road driving skills competition. Represented by Dustin Nielsen, Jeffery Thomas and Matt Wheeler, Jaguar Land Rover Columbia competed against 52 teams in six waves. Their team will now go on to compete against five other regional teams California in January. For more information, visit https://www.jaguarcolumbia.com/ or https://www.landrovercolumbia.com/.

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter announced a federal grant of $200,000 for Park Place Outreach. The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be used to fund their 24 hour emergency shelter for children. For more information, visit https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/park-place-outreach-getting-more-federal-dollars-to-help-fight-teen-homelessness/.

BETHESDA HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy, a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through 12, has hired a veteran teacher with state and national credentials as director of admissions. Tia Adkins comes to Bethesda with nearly two decades of experience in the classroom. To learn more, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org.

NEW DATE FOR SCORE’s 2ND ANNUAL BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Nov. 1, 2019, Savannah’s award-winning chapter of SCORE will present its popular “BizPitch Savannah™” entrepreneurial competition. This “Shark Tank”-style event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. For more information about “BizPitch Savannah™ 2019”, go to http://bizpitchsavannah.com.

BETSY PORTUNE HIRED BY ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Betsy Portune has joined Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah as business manager. Her duties at Roto-Rooter will include maintaining company policies and procedures, handling employee relations, assisting with recruitment and overseeing daily reconciliations and banking. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/09/betsy-portune-joins-roto-rooter-plumbers-savannah-business-manager/.

UNION MISSION DONATION AND SERVICE DAY 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented a $1,000 donation to Union Mission as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series. Following the presentation, 15 volunteer representatives from Enmarket and Healthy Savannah remained onsite to repaint walls at Union Mission’s Ben and Bettye Barnes Center. The center provides permanent supportive housing for up to 16 single women living with disabilities. Program tenants are supported by services such as case management and community resource referrals.  Visit https://fox28media.com/news/local/enmarket-and-healthy-savannah-give-donation-to-union-mission-and-help-paint-their-center for more information.

Left to right: Nichele Hoskins of Healthy Savannah, Patricia Youngquist of Union Mission, Marian Moody of Enmarket, Jackie Coleman of Enmarket, Melody McCarthy of Enmarket, Armand Turner of Healthy Savannah, Sean Fatzinger of Enmarket, Pete Keller of Enmarket, Emily Bressler of Union Mission

SAVANNAH JUNIOR DERBY TAUNTS RECEIVE CUSTOM MOUTH GUARDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Canfield Mouthshield Program, funded and administered by Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, fitted the Savannah Junior Derby Taunts for their new season with custom athletic mouth guards that are awarded by the practice each year. For more information visit https://fox28media.com/news/local/local-dentist-donates-mouthguards-to-girls-derby-team

SANDY VIRGIN HIRED BY LOCAL DENTAL PRACTICES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon are pleased to welcome Sandy Virgin to the general dentistry practices. Her duties as patient coordinator will entail greeting visitors and patients, answering the telephone, scheduling patient appointments, maintaining patient files and submitting and processing insurance claims and payments. For more information, call 912-826-4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

CYNTHIA CRADDUCK PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc., and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, presented a Public Relations training session at the National Jaycees Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. Cradduck is vice president of communications for the Georgia Jaycees and is an active and experienced member of the Savannah chapter. To learn more, visit https://carriagetradepr.com or https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

JO ANN CULLEN JOINS BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY

(BEAUFORT, SC) Nurse practitioner Jo Ann Cullen has joined the staff of Beaufort Dermatology, 1096 Ribaut Road, which recently opened under new ownership after its purchase by the Pinnacle Medical Group. Cullen began her clinical experience as a cardiac nurse in 2001 and later moved into the operating room at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. She became the Clinical Educator for perioperative services at Moffitt while she was working on her master’s degree and later served as the Clinical Specialist for perioperative services. In 2011, she helped launch a new dermatology practice in south Florida. To learn more, visit http://pinnaclemd.com/, http://pinnacleplasticsurgery.com/http://puremedspamd.com /
and http://www.beaufortdermatology.com/.

Jo Ann Cullen of Beaufort Dermatology


UNITED WAY DISTRIBUTES SCHOOL SUPPLIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire distributed five pallets of school supplies to children in need at Title 1 Schools throughout the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools System. The school supplies were generously donated by Publix Super Markets. This year, United Way Community Fund invested $677,500 in programs and services that strengthen literacy, help children stay on track in school and graduate high school. For more information, please visit uwce.org.

WINNERS OF THE BIZPITCH 2019 COMPETITION

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Three locally owned womens’ businesses have won the inaugural Thrive Lowcountry BizPitch competition for women entrepreneurs. Each winner received over $8,000 in cash and professional services (and prizes) to support them in their business development. For more information visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/

LEFT TO RIGHT: Amy Shippy, founder of Blue Poppy Designs, Karen Balerna, founder of Nurse Advocate Partners, LLC., and Katherine Reeves and Jessica Lowther, cofounders of The Refinery Nail Bar and Skin Studio

THRIVE CONFERENCE

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young spoke on Public Relations at the Thrive Lowcountry Women’s Conference. Picture below, Mayor John McCann of Hilton Head, Tina Tyus-Shaw of WSAV, Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations and William Miles, President and CEO of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. 

CLEAN ENERGY ROADSHOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Clean Energy Roadshow in Savannah will take place next Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. at the Georgia Tech campus in Pooler. Admission is free but you must register in advance at cleanenergyroadshow.com. Additionally on Monday, Oct. 7, Rep. Guillard and Tim Eichols are doing an “Empowerment Seminar” at Guillard’s Empowerment Center in Garden City.  

ISLE OF HOPE ART & MUSIC FEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mark your calendars, the Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest is returning Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Come enjoy great food and music and shop at over 100 artists stalls. Bring the kids for fun activities too. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/IsleOfHopeArtMusicFest/?eid=ARBkvtjIY-fbtdu_rRSVNFllRzqaLtO0sEmZctgvAcOpFQST3m8EMjYzs8TcM87YynYLHX0eEd5UxcVT

KOMEN BIG WIG PARTICIPANT, TANYA MILTON

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune has been selected as one of this year’s Komen Big Wig participants. As such, Milton is raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.  To donate to Milton’s campaign, visit http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/goto/tanya

JUNIOR LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah (JLS) announces the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. This team of women exemplifies an assorted set of skills illustrated by previous experience in community involvement, finances and fundraising, and communications.  JLS is proud to welcome it’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors: Jennifer Grafton, Jackie Schott, Brooke Lozier, Gennie Long, Penny Rafferty, Alisha Goldbach, Denise Cooper, Yuntalay Gadson, and Natasha Holmes. To learn more visit https://www.jrleaguesav.org/

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The latest excerpt from “Brews and Views” community forum, presented by Savannah Morning News, focused on affordable housing and homelessness in Savannah. Panelists included Union Mission Director of Operations, Josua Rine, and other community partners. To view the full video, visit https://www.unionmission.org/2019/09/24/brewsandviews/.

SAVANNAH SCORE WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) What do you need to know to create a successful business? Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a small business owner, you need real-world tools, knowledge and insights in order to succeed. The “Business Launchpad: How to Start, Manage, and Grow a Successful Business” offers exactly that. The workshop, led by expert SCORE Business mentors, will take place on Saturday, April 13, at SCORE Savannah. To register, please call the Savannah SCORE office at 912-652-4335 or email us at scoresav70@gmail.com. The session fee is $49 ($20 for Students and members of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce), and includes all workshop materials, lunch, beverages and a flash drive with all workshop content.

WHAT IS THE LUTZIE43 CAMPAIGN?

(BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive is partnering with the Town of Bluffton and the Bluffton Police and Fire Departments on the Lutzie43 campaign to fight distracted driving in the Lowcountry. Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams explains more about the Lutzie43 campaign in the video here: https://youtu.be/6uBNzIz3Tic.  And for more information visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/lutzie-43.htm.

20TH ANNUAL JA SAVANNAH BUSINESS HALL OF FAME

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 20th Annual JA Savannah Business Hall of Fame will take place Thursday, November 7th at 6 pm at the Savannah Convention Center. This event will honor Craig Harney of WTOC and Cliff McCurry of Sterling Seacrest Partners (pictured left to right). For more information, visit http://www.georgia.ja.org/hall-of-fame-savannah.

MEET BAM BAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Though he is small, Bam Bam is mighty! This squeaky little guy could easily be the spokesdog for Red Bull if he only had wings. He goes on bounces more than walks, and loves to be cuddled as much as possible, snuggling in close while giving tons of kisses. He is truly the happiest little man. To adopt Bam Bam, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-144-bambam/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 30, 2019

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SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE GALA HONOREES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance (SFA) honored eight outstanding local professionals from Savannah’s thriving film and television community at the inaugural SFA Honors Gala.  The star-studded event had the theme of “Old Hollywood” and was open to the public. It was a night of “Lights! Camera! Action!”, and the entertainment community pulled out all the stops that evening, evoking classic Hollywood with lights, a red carpet, live music – even paparazzi.  For more information visit www.savannahfilmalliance.org.

THE BRA PROJECT KICKOFF AND STUDENT PROJECT UNVEILING HAPPENING THIS THURSDAY

(Bluffton/Beaufort, SC) In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Pinnacle Medical Group announces “The Bra Project” will once again benefit DragonBoat Beaufort and local breast cancer survivors. This is the fifth consecutive year that the group has presented the event. Local students from Hilton Head High School, May River High School and Bluffton High School have been invited to custom-design a bra and enter the competition. A kickoff unveiling event for these bras will be held at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery on Thursday, October 3, at 4 p.m. “The Bra Project” will then go on tour throughout the Lowcountry for the entire month. For more information about the unveiling event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1597629250362138/

JAGUAR LAND ROVER COLUMBIA IN LAND ROVER TREK 2020

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) Jaguar Land Rover Columbia today announced plans to participate in Land Rover TReK 2020, Land Rover North America’s off-road driving skills competition. The competition is being held this year during the launch of the highly anticipated New Land Rover Defender.  Land Rover TReK 2020 is a two-day competition, comprised of a regional event and final event, for Land Rover retailer staff designed to educate and challenge sales, service and technician personnel with a variety of first-hand off-road experiences and challenges. The competition combines skills testing in off-road driving, navigation and team collaboration to test some of the best off-road driving experts across the U.S. and Canada.  Jaguar Land Rover Columbia will be represented by Dustin Nielsen, Jeffery Thomas and Matt Wheeler.  For more information visit  https://www.jaguarcolumbia.com/ or https://www.landrovercolumbia.com/.

14TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK THIS WEEKEND

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold its 14th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. This year’s event has a fundraising goal of $50,000. A festival will follow the walk, complete with face painting, pumpkin painting, bouncy houses, games, music, refreshments and other entertainment. For more information visit ldssga.org or email buddywalk@ldss.org

LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY

BETSY PORTUNE HIRED BY ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Betsy Portune has joined Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah as business manager. Her duties at Roto-Rooter will include maintaining company policies and procedures, handling employee relations, assisting with recruitment and overseeing daily reconciliations and banking.  For more information visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/09/betsy-portune-joins-roto-rooter-plumbers-savannah-business-manager/

UNION MISSION DONATION AND SERVICE DAY 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented a $1,000 donation to Union Mission as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series.Following the presentation, 15 volunteer representatives from Enmarket and Healthy Savannah remained onsite to repaint walls at Union Mission’s Ben and Bettye Barnes Center. The center provides permanent supportive housing for up to 16 single women living with disabilities. Program tenants are supported by such services as case management and community resource referrals.  Visit https://fox28media.com/news/local/enmarket-and-healthy-savannah-give-donation-to-union-mission-and-help-paint-their-center for more information.

SAVANNAH JUNIOR DERBY TAUNTS RECEIVE MOUTH GUARDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Canfield Mouthshield Program, funded and administered by Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, fitted the Savannah Junior Derby Taunts for their new season with custom athletic mouth guards that are awarded by the practice each year. For more information visit https://fox28media.com/news/local/local-dentist-donates-mouthguards-to-girls-derby-team

SANDY VIRGIN HIRED BY LOCAL DENTAL PRACTICES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon are pleased to welcome Sandy Virgin to the general dentistry practices. Her duties as patient coordinator will entail greeting visitors and patients, answering the telephone, scheduling patient appointments, maintaining patient files, and submitting and processing insurance claims and payments. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

CYNTHIA CRADDUCK PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, presented a Public Relations training session at the National Jaycees Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. Cradduck is vice president of communications for the Georgia Jaycees and is an active and experienced member of the Savannah chapter.

JO ANN CULLEN JOINS BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY

(BEAUFORT, SC) Nurse practitioner Jo Ann Cullen has joined the staff of Beaufort Dermatology, 1096 Ribaut Road, which recently opened under new ownership after its purchase by the Pinnacle Medical Group. Cullen began her clinical experience as a cardiac nurse in 2001 and later moved into the operating room at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. She became the Clinical Educator for perioperative services at Moffitt while she was working on her master’s degree and later served as the Clinical Specialist for perioperative services. In 2011, she helped launch a new dermatology practice in south Florida. To learn more, visit http://pinnaclemd.com/, http://pinnacleplasticsurgery.com/http://puremedspamd.com/ and http://www.beaufortdermatology.com/.

Jo Ann Cullen of Beaufort Dermatology

UNITED WAY DISTRIBUTES SCHOOL SUPPLIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire distributed five pallets of school supplies to children in need at Title 1 Schools throughout the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools System. The school supplies were generously donated by Publix Super Markets.  This year, United Way Community Fund invested $677,500 in programs and services that strengthen literacy, help children stay on track in school, and graduate high school.  For more information, please visit uwce.org.

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE AND WSAV “PAY IT FORWARD” TO LDSS

(SAVANNAH, GA) WSAV, Peacock Automotive and Peacock Hyundai of Savannah honor another deserving organization that gives back to our community. This month they surprised the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at Forsyth Park, the site of the nonprofit’s annual Buddy Walk, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 5. To learn more, watch the video here: https://www.wsav.com/pay-it-forward/pay-it-forward-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society/

CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH EXPANSION

(SIMPSONVILLE, SC) Christ Community Church of Simpsonville, S.C., dedicated its new and expanded worship space at 700 Harrison Bridge Road with a two-hour evening program and service. Felder & Associates served as the lead architect in partnership with the Aspen Group, a design firm that specializes in church construction. The $2.8 million addition and renovation includes a new 5,700-square-foot worship facility that can seat 420 people, along with a new office addition of 1,320 square feet. The existing worship service was converted to “Third Place” space – a welcoming space for connecting that includes a coffee bar and comfortable seating for casual gatherings, group meeting, dining and fellowship. To learn more visit https://www.christcommunitychurchonline.org/

Christ Community Church of Simpsonville, S.C.

WINNERS OF THE BIZPITCH 2019 COMPETITION

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Three locally owned women businesses have won the inaugural Thrive Lowcountry BizPitch competition for women entrepreneurs.  Each winner received over $8,000 in cash and professional services (and prizes) to support them in their business development.  For more information visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/

LEFT TO RIGHT: Amy Shippy, founder of Blue Poppy Designs, Karen Balerna, founder of Nurse Advocate Partners, LLC., and Katherine Reeves and Jessica Lowther, cofounders of The Refinery Nail Bar and Skin Studio

THRIVE CONFERENCE

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young spoke on Public Relations at the Thrive Lowcountry Women’s Conference. Pictured below, Mayor John McCann of Hilton Head, Tina Tyus-Shaw of WSAV, Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade PR and William Miles, President and CEO of the Hilton Head Island – Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

STEWART NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF PORSCHE OF HILTON HEAD

(BLUFFTON, SC) Amanda Stewart, a veteran employee of the Peacock Automotive family of companies, has been named general manager of Porsche of Hilton Head. As general manager, Stewart will manage the new and used inventory, appraise trades, ensure service and parts departments are operating efficiently and take responsibility for customer experience. For more information visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

ISLE OF HOPE ART & MUSIC FEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mark your calendars, the Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest is returning Saturday, October 26, 2019.  Come enjoy great food and music and shop at over 100 artists stalls. Bring the kids for fun activities too.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/IsleOfHopeArtMusicFest/?eid=ARBkvtjIY-fbtdu_rRSVNFllRzqaLtO0sEmZctgvAcOpFQST3m8EMjYzs8TcM87YynYLHX0eEd5UxcVT

NEW FRESH EXPRESS PROGRAM LOCATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Have you heard that the Fresh Express Program is launching at a second location at the West Broad Street YMCA? Fresh produce hand-picked from Second Harvest will be available to the public on the third Friday of every month. Fresh Express locations are supported by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through grant funding awarded through the Center for Disease Control’s REACH program to close the gap in health disparities among priority populations in Savannah and Chatham County. Learn more here: https://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/2019/08/20/ymca-news/ymca-launches-second-location-of-fresh-express-program-to-serve-savannah-s-west-side/

SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM GARDENS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the gardens of the museum have been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat® through its Gardens for Wildlife™ program. The National Wildlife Federation celebrates this effort to create a garden that supports wildlife, provides natural sources of food, water, cover and places to raise young and is maintained in a sustainable way that incorporates native plants, conserves water and does not rely on pesticides. This is a part of the museum’s larger sustainability efforts which includes recycling, no tree-based paper products and a ban of single use plastics in the museum and at museum events. To learn more, visit https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife/certify

JUNIOR LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah (JLS) announces the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. This team of women exemplifies an assorted set of skills illustrated by previous experience in community involvement, finances and fundraising, and communications.  JLS is proud to welcome it’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors: Jennifer Grafton, Jackie Schott, Brooke Lozier, Gennie Long, Penny Rafferty, Alisha Goldbach, Denise Cooper, Yuntalay Gadson, and Natasha Holmes. To learn more visit https://www.jrleaguesav.org/

BETHESDA ACADEMY LIFE SKILLS CLASS LEARNS SWIMMING AND WATER SKILLS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Students at Bethesda learned swimming, stroke improvement and other water skills with the help of volunteers Jodi Encapera, Martha Welsh and Charlotte Brawner Welch this month as part of the Bethesda Academy Life Skills class. https://www.facebook.com/Bethesda-Academy-112707498760536/

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The latest excerpt from “Brews and Views” community forum, presented by Savannah Morning News, focused on affordable housing and homelessness in Savannah. Panelists included Union Mission Director of Operations, Josua Rine, and other community partners. To view the full video, visit https://www.unionmission.org/2019/09/24/brewsandviews/.

SAVANNAH SCORE WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) What do you need to know to create a successful business? Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a small business owner, you need real-world tools, knowledge and insights in order to succeed. The “Business Launchpad: How to Start, Manage, and Grow a Success Business” offers exactly that. As part of this workshop you will learn from expert SCORE Business mentors how to tell if you have a viable business idea, the key elements of a successful business, how to create an effective business plan, how to manage finances and achieve profitability, how to find possible sources of funding, how to create effective sales, marketing and social media strategies and so much more. This workshop will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. Please call the Savannah SCORE office at 912-652-4335 or email us at scoresav70@gmail.com. The session fee is $49 ($20 for Students and members of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce)  includes all workshop materials, lunch, beverages and a flash drive with all workshop content.

PHILLIP DAVIS JOINS PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Phillip Davis has been hired by the Park Place Outreach Transitional Living Program (TLP) as a resident assistant. Davis, who will live onsite, is responsible for ensuring the safety and health of all TLP residents, while working with the program and case managers to make sure goals are met. To learn more, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

DEWITT TILTON GROUP SHARES PHOTOS OF THE PUMP HOUSE PROJECT WITH GEORGIA PORTS AUTHORITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Pump House project on Georgia Ports Authority has received its first concrete pours. To learn more about the Dewitt Tilton Group and the commercial construction projects it has taken on in our community, visit https://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

WHAT IS THE LUTZIE43 CAMPAIGN?

(BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive is partnering with the Town of Bluffton and the Bluffton Police and Fire Departments on the Lutzie43 campaign to fight distracted driving in the Lowcountry. Watch the video below to learn more about the 5K held to raise funds and awareness for this campaign.

MEET STORM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Storm is the sweetest and most lovable girl, and a recent graduate of Operation New Hope.  She walks beautifully on a leash and on occasion likes to run with you. She will jump up and lay her arms on you gently to come in for a hug. She keeps her kennel tidy. She prefers the company of people but may tolerate another calm dog with the proper introduction. She is happiest sitting with her person and collecting belly rubs. She doesn’t appreciate being alone and would do well with someone who is retired or works from home. She is loyal as they come and will make the right person so happy.  To adopt Storm, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-428-storm/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 23, 2019

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SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE HONORS GALA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s calendar of social events gets a glamorous new entry this year with the launch of the Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala. The Gala will recognize and honor several key professionals for their invaluable contributions to the local film and television industry. The theme of the event will be “Old Hollywood” and will be held Saturday, September 28, at the new event venue, Victory North, located at 2603 Whitaker Street. This event is open to the public, and tickets are now on sale. For more information on tickets, visit www.SavannahFilmAlliance.org
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SAVANNAH JUNIOR DERBY TAUNTS RECEIVE MOUTH GUARDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Canfield Mouthshield Program, funded and administered by Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, fitted the Savannah Junior Derby Taunts for their new season with custom athletic mouth guards that are awarded by the practice each year. For more information visit https://fox28media.com/news/local/local-dentist-donates-mouthguards-to-girls-derby-team
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JO ANN CULLEN JOINS BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY

(BEAUFORT, SC) Nurse practitioner Jo Ann Cullen has joined the staff of Beaufort Dermatology, 1096 Ribaut Road, which recently opened under new ownership after its purchase by the Pinnacle Medical Group. Cullen began her clinical experience as a cardiac nurse in 2001 and later moved into the operating room at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. She became the Clinical Educator for perioperative services at Moffitt while she was working on her master’s degree and later served as the Clinical Specialist for perioperative services. In 2011, she helped launch a new dermatology practice in south Florida. To learn more, visit http://pinnaclemd.com/, http://pinnacleplasticsurgery.com/http://puremedspamd.com/ and http://www.beaufortdermatology.com/.
Jo Ann Cullen

UNITED WAY 2019 FUNDRAISING GOAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) After two weeks’ delay due to Hurricane Dorian, United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2019 annual campaign with a fundraising goal of $8,150,000. Funds raised will be invested into local health and human service programs that improve lives of people in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. The organization announced the goal Thursday afternoon in a kick-off event at the Savannah Civic Center. United Way’s 2019 campaign will run from Sept. 5 through Nov. 21. Individuals can give by visiting uwce.org/give or text UWCE to 565-12.
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PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE AND WSAV “PAY IT FORWARD” TO LDSS

(SAVANNAH, GA) WSAV, Peacock Automotive and Peacock Hyundai of Savannah honor another deserving organization that gives back to our community. This month they surprised the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at Forsyth Park, the site of the nonprofit’s annual Buddy Walk, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 5. To learn more, watch the video here: https://www.wsav.com/pay-it-forward/pay-it-forward-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society/
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CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH EXPANSION

(SIMPSONVILLE, SC) Christ Community Church of Simpsonville, S.C., dedicated its new and expanded worship space at 700 Harrison Bridge Road with a two-hour evening program and service. Felder & Associates served as the lead architect in partnership with the Aspen Group, a design firm that specializes in church construction. The $2.8 million addition and renovation includes a new 5,700-square-foot worship facility that can seat 420 people, along with a new office addition of 1,320 square feet. The existing worship service was converted to “Third Place” space – a welcoming space for connecting that includes a coffee bar and comfortable seating for casual gatherings, group meeting, dining and fellowship. To learn more visit https://www.christcommunitychurchonline.org/
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STEWART NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF PORSCHE OF HILTON HEAD

(BLUFFTON, SC) Amanda Stewart, a veteran employee of the Peacock Automotive family of companies, has been named general manager of Porsche of Hilton Head. As general manager, Stewart will manage the new and used inventory, appraise trades, ensure service and parts departments are operating efficiently and take responsibility for customer experience. For more information visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
Peacock Automotive Amanda Stewart, Peacock Hyundai

NEW FRESH EXPRESS PROGRAM LOCATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Have you heard that the Fresh Express Program is launching at a second location at the West Broad Street YMCA? Fresh produce hand-picked from Second Harvest will be available to the public on the third Friday of every month. Fresh Express locations are supported by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through grant funding awarded through the Center for Disease Control’s REACH program to close the gap in health disparities among priority populations in Savannah and Chatham County. Learn more here: https://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/2019/08/20/ymca-news/ymca-launches-second-location-of-fresh-express-program-to-serve-savannah-s-west-side/

MARJORIE YOUNG GAVE WORKSHOP AT 2019 LEADERSHIP TOWN HALL IN CHICAGO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young has been selected to give a public relations workshop at the 2019 Leadership Town Hall in Chicago focusing on increasing community visibility with the reputation matrix she developed almost 25 years ago with the foundation of her company, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.® To learn more about Marjorie’s reputation matrix, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/ 
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14TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK ON OCTOBER 5TH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold its 14th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. This year’s event has a fundraising goal of $50,000. A festival will follow the walk, complete with face painting, pumpkin painting, bouncy houses, games, music, refreshments and other entertainment. For more information visit ldssga.org or email buddywalk@ldss.org
Buddy Walk 2018

SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM GARDENS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the gardens of the museum have been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat® through its Gardens for Wildlife™ program. The National Wildlife Federation celebrates this effort to create a garden that supports wildlife, provides natural sources of food, water, cover and places to raise young and is maintained in a sustainable way that incorporates native plants, conserves water and does not rely on pesticides. This is a part of the museum’s larger sustainability efforts which includes recycling, no tree-based paper products and a ban of single use plastics in the museum and at museum events. To learn more, visit https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife/certify

JUNIOR LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah (JLS) announces the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. This team of women exemplifies an assorted set of skills illustrated by previous experience in community involvement, finances and fundraising, and communications.  JLS is proud to welcome it’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors: Jennifer Grafton, Jackie Schott, Brooke Lozier, Gennie Long, Penny Rafferty, Alisha Goldbach, Denise Cooper, Yuntalay Gadson, and Natasha Holmes. To learn more visit https://www.jrleaguesav.org/
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BETHESDA ACADEMY LIFE SKILLS CLASS LEARNS SWIMMING AND WATER SKILLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Students at Bethesda learned swimming, stroke improvement and other water skills with the help of volunteers Jodi Encapera, Martha Welsh and Charlotte Brawner Welch this month as part of the Bethesda Academy Life Skills class. https://www.facebook.com/Bethesda-Academy-112707498760536/
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SAVANNAH SCORE WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) What do you need to know to create a successful business? Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a small business owner, you need real-world tools, knowledge and insights in order to succeed. The “Business Launchpad: How to Start, Manage, and Grow a Success Business” offers exactly that. As part of this workshop you will learn from expert SCORE Business mentors how to tell if you have a viable business idea, the key elements of a successful business, how to create an effective business plan, how to manage finances and achieve profitability, how to find possible sources of funding, how to create effective sales, marketing and social media strategies and so much more. This workshop will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. Please call the Savannah SCORE office at 912-652-4335 or email us at scoresav70@gmail.com. The session fee is $49 ($20 for Students and members of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce)  includes all workshop materials, lunch, beverages and a flash drive with all workshop content.

PHILLIP DAVIS JOINS PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Phillip Davis has been hired by the Park Place Outreach Transitional Living Program (TLP) as a resident assistant. Davis, who will live onsite, is responsible for ensuring the safety and health of all TLP residents, while working with the program and case managers to make sure goals are met. To learn more, visit
Philip Davis

5TH ANNUAL BRA PROJECT ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) Did you know that about 1 in 8 U.S. women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime? Perhaps you or someone you love has faced breast cancer. During the month of October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – “The Bra Project” will once again be launched in Bluffton and Beaufort with proceeds benefiting DragonBoat Beaufort and local breast cancer survivors. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/489009758531349/
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SOLAR PAVILION

(SAPELO ISLAND, GA) Vaughnette Goode-Walker and Paul Pressly, both authors and historians, were among the speakers on Sapelo Island during an Aug. 24 ceremony dedicating a new solar-panel pavilion for the Hog Hammock Public Library. Georgia Public Service Commission Vice Chairman Tim Echols visited the island last year and asked what he could do to help the island’s Gullah Geechee community. He then headed the project, where he enlisted volunteers and corporate donors to create the solar array that will power the library’s daytime energy needs for the next 30 years. To learn more visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190823/hog-hammock-library-on-sapelo-goes-solar
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DEWITT TILTON GROUP SHARES PHOTOS OF THE PUMP HOUSE PROJECT WITH GEORGIA PORTS AUTHORITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Pump House project on Georgia Ports Authority has received its first concrete pours. To learn more about the Dewitt Tilton Group and the commercial construction projects it has taken on in our community, visit https://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/
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MEET ONE OF THE SFA GALA HONOREES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Witt Lacy! Lacy is an assistant director who has worked with a variety of productions before setting up base in Savannah to work on “Underground,” “Poison Rose,” “Lady and the Tramp” and “The Glorias,” among others. Congratulations, Witt! To learn more, visit https://www.savannahfilmalliance.org/
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WHAT IS THE LUTZIE43 CAMPAIGN?

(BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive is partnering with the Town of Bluffton and the Bluffton Police and Fire Departments on the Lutzie43 campaign to fight distracted driving in the Lowcountry. Marty Sauls of Beaufort County Farm Bureau Insurance explains more in the video here – https://youtu.be/FlOtYvmx4HY.

LATIN PARTY SEPTEMBER 28

(SAVANNAH, GA) The awaited Latin party is coming soon! Celebrating its 14th year, La Fiesta Latina will take place on River Street (Rousakis Plaza) on September 28th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a free event open to the Savannah community and surrounding cities. Please email lasosavannah1@gmail.com or call Gustavo Gonzalez at 912-428-6831 for more details. This event is sponsored by Latin American Services Organization (LASO). You can also visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2110324139083824/ 


MARJORIE YOUNG TO PRESENT AT 2019 THRIVE LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young, an award-winning public relations consultant and founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., will share five proven strategies for businesses to increase visibility and create positive buzz in the community during the third annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference to be held on Sept. 26 on Hilton Head Island, SC. The premier women’s gathering will focus on enhancing and empowering personal and professional growth. Thought-provoking speakers will network with more than 200 local and visiting women, and special in-depth, skill-based learning workshops will be offered. To register or learn more, please visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/
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MEET AIDAN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Aidan is a very affectionate little boy, preferring often to hang out and snuggle with you over playing with his Cattery roommates.To adopt Aidan, or another pet, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-028-aidan/
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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 16, 2019

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UNITED WAY 2019 CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF SEPTEMBER 19TH

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way has announced its 2019 campaign kick-off will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center on 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Tickets are $30 a person or $300 for a table of ten. To support the campaign or purchase tickets, visit uwce.org/events

CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH EXPANSION

(SIMPSONVILLE, SC) Christ Community Church of Simpsonville, S.C., dedicated its new and expanded worship space at 700 Harrison Bridge Road with a two-hour evening program and service. Felder & Associates served as the lead architect in partnership with the Aspen Group, a design firm that specializes in church construction. The $2.8 million addition and renovation includes a new 5,700-square-foot worship facility that can seat 420 people, along with a new office addition of 1,320 square feet. The existing worship service was converted to “Third Place” space – a welcoming space for connecting that includes a coffee bar and comfortable seating for casual gatherings, group meeting, dining and fellowship. To learn more visit https://www.christcommunitychurchonline.org/

STEWART NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF PORSCHE OF HILTON HEAD

(BLUFFTON, SC) Amanda Stewart, a veteran employee of the Peacock Automotive family of companies, has been named general manager of Porsche of Hilton Head. As general manager, Stewart will manage the new and used inventory, appraise trades, ensure service and parts departments are operating efficiently and take responsibility for customer experience. For more information visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

NEW FRESH EXPRESS PROGRAM LOCATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Have you heard that the Fresh Express Program is launching at a second location at the West Broad Street YMCA? Fresh produce hand-picked from Second Harvest will be available to the public on the third Friday of every month. Fresh Express locations are supported by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through grant funding awarded through the Center for Disease Control’s REACH program to provide close the gap in health disparities among priority populations in Savannah and Chatham County. Learn more here: https://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/2019/08/20/ymca-news/ymca-launches-second-location-of-fresh-express-program-to-serve-savannah-s-west-side/

MARJORIE YOUNG TO GIVE WORKSHOP AT 2019 LEADERSHIP TOWN HALL IN CHICAGO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young has been selected to give a public relations workshop at the 2019 Leadership Town Hall in Chicago focusing on increasing community visibility with the reputation matrix she developed almost 25 years ago with the foundation of her company, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.® To learn more about Marjorie’s reputation matrix, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/

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 14TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK ON OCTOBER 5TH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold its 14th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. This year’s event has a fundraising goal of $50,000. A festival will follow the walk, complete with face painting, pumpkin painting, bouncy houses, games, music, refreshments and other entertainment. For more information visit ldssga.org or email buddywalk@ldss.org

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SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM GARDENS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the gardens of the museum have been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat® through its Gardens for Wildlife™ program. The National Wildlife Federation celebrates this effort to create a garden that supports wildlife, provides natural sources of food, water, cover and places to raise young and is maintained in a sustainable way that incorporates native plants, conserves water and does not rely on pesticides. This is a part of the museum’s larger sustainability efforts which includes recycling, no tree based paper products and a ban of single use plastics in the museum and at museum events. To learn more, visit https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife/certify

BETHESDA ACADEMY LIFE SKILLS CLASS LEARNS BASIC MAINTENANCE WITH 1957 FORD POLICE CAR 

(SAVANNAH, GA) In connection with the Oglethorpe Driving Club, Kevin Iocovozzi brought a 1957 Ford police car to a Bethesda Life Skills class to teach students basic car maintenance. Kevin and his brother were adopted from Bethesda when it served as an orphanage. To read the full story, visit https://bit.ly/2kP9QJB

BEST BUSINESS BROKERS MARKS 10 YEARS IN BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ten years have passed since Dean Burnette launched Best Business Brokers to help people buy and sell businesses and commercial real estate in Georgia, South Carolina and elsewhere in the Southeast. To learn more about the business, visit http://B3Brokers.com

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5TH ANNUAL BRA PROJECT ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) Did you know that about 1 in 8 U.S. women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime? Perhaps you or someone you love has faced breast cancer. During the month of October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – “The Bra Project” will once again be launched in Bluffton and Beaufort with proceeds benefiting DragonBoat Beaufort and local breast cancer survivors. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/489009758531349/

SOLAR PAVILION

(SAPELO ISLAND, GA) Vaughnette Goode-Walker and Paul Pressly, both authors and historians, were among the speakers on Sapelo Island during an Aug. 24 ceremony dedicating a new solar-panel pavilion for the Hog Hammock Public Library. Georgia Public Service Commission Vice Chairman Tim Echols visited the island last year and asked what he could do to help the island’s Gullah Geechee community. He then headed the project, where he enlisted volunteers and corporate donors to create the solar array that will power the library’s daytime energy needs for the next 30 years. To learn more visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190823/hog-hammock-library-on-sapelo-goes-solar

PARK PLACE OUTREACH HOSTED TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach transitional living program hosted an open house to give the community a chance to tour its new home and learn more about the Transitional Living Program (TLP). The TLP began accepting residents in February at a former location on Henry Street, and can now serve as many as six males at the new facility. Its mission is to prepare homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency. For more information, visit  https://www.wtoc.com/2019/09/11/park-place-outreach-holds-open-house-new-facility/

DEWITT TILTON GROUP SHARES EXTERIOR PHOTOS OF CHATHAM EXCHANGE FACILITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group is proud to share aerial photos of the completed Chatham Exchange exterior. To learn more about the coming retail center located on the corner of Ogeechee Road and Chatham Parkway, visit https://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/chatham-exchange

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE HONORS GALA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s calendar of social events gets a glamorous new entry this year with the launch of the Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala. The Gala will recognize and honor several key professionals for their invaluable contributions to the local film and television industry. The theme of the event will be “Old Hollywood” and will be held Saturday, September 28, at the new event venue, Victory North, located at 2603 Whitaker Street. This event is open to the public, and tickets are now on sale. For more information on tickets, visit www.SavannahFilmAlliance.org

MEET ONE OF THE SFA GALA HONOREES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Genevieve Hawkins! Hawkins, with credits as a production and location coordinator, has worked on such Savannah-filmed projects as “Lizzie,” “Peanut Butter Falcon,” “The Act,” and “Council of Dads” Congratulations, Genevieve! To learn more, visit https://www.savannahfilmalliance.org

DANGERS OF CHEWING ICE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that chewing ice is bad for your teeth? It’s made of water, after all, and doesn’t contain any sugar or other additives. But chewing on hard substances can leave your teeth vulnerable to a dental emergency and damage your enamel. For more information on protecting your teeth, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com

WHAT IS THE LUTZIE43 CAMPAIGN?

(BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive is partnering with the Town of Bluffton and the Bluffton Police and Fire Departments on the Lutzie43 campaign to fight distracted driving in the Lowcountry. Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams, explains more in the video here. https://youtu.be/6uBNzIz3Tic

YOGA RELAY

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The fourth annual Yoga Relay and silent auction will benefit the Edel Caregiver Institute, a program of not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. The Yoga Relay is on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street, Savannah.  Music will be provided by City Hotel and wood fired pizzas by Big Bon Pizza will be available for purchase.To pre-register for the Yoga Relay, please visit www.SavannahPowerYoga.com/workshops

YAPPY HOUR DONATION TO HILTON HEAD HUMANE ASSOCIATION

(HARDEEVILLE, SC) During this year’s Yappy Hour event, Peacock Subaru and Renegade Paws Rescue were able to collect donations and supplies for the Hilton Head Humane Association. Watch the video here to learn more.  https://youtu.be/WrMYACfN3Wk

LATIN PARTY SEPTEMBER 28

(SAVANNAH, GA) The awaited Latin party is coming soon! Celebrating its 14th year, La Fiesta Latina will take place on River Street (Rousakis Plaza) on September 28th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a free event open to the Savannah community and surrounding cities. Please email lasosavannah1@gmail.com or call Gustavo Gonzalez at 912.428.6831 for more details. This event is sponsored by Latin American Services Organization (LASO). You can also visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2110324139083824/ 

MARJORIE YOUNG TO PRESENT AT 2019 THRIVE LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young, an award-winning public relations consultant and founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., will share five proven strategies for businesses to increase visibility and create positive buzz in the community during the third annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference to be held on September 26 on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The premier women’s gathering will focus on enhancing and empowering personal and professional growth. Thought-provoking speakers will network with more than 200 local and visiting women, and special in-depth, skill-based learning workshops will be offered. To register or learn more, please visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/

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MEET HARLEY

(SAVANNAH, GA) With a comfortable home, shelter from the elements, regular food and exercise, socialization and exposure to all kinds of situations – this little eight year old fella is enjoying the puppyhood he missed out on and learning what security from a good human feels like. Each day is like Christmas for Harley at the moment. All chores or actions, no matter how mundane, are an absolute treat for him. He “helps” make beds, put things in fridges, move furniture, do laundry, take out the trash, etc. – and loves to carry things. He is very good with children, other dogs and yet frightened of cats – but he will face them head on, only to be intimidated by them when close. Harley is brave, and he is daring, but he’s subservient. He is inquisitive, is always in need of a cuddle – and he is loyal. It’s hard to believe that this dog – who spent seven of his last eight years alone in an outdoor enclosure – can still have so much faith in humans for his survival, and that he has learned to trust even after having been so horribly let down. To adopt Harley, or another pet, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-110-harley-pranschke/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 26, 2019

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ENCOURAGE HEALTH LECTURE TO FOCUS ON FACTS AND FICTIONS OF CBD OIL
(SAVANNAH, GA)  The facts and fictions of CBD oil will be the topic when Savannah chiropractor Michael Vaughn takes the podium at the third presentation in the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, set for tomorrow at the Charles H. Morris Center.  The luncheon is at max capacity, but the presentation will be livestreamed on the Healthy Savannah Facebook page starting at 11:45 a.m.  Tune in here: https://www.facebook.com/Healthy-Savannah-Get-Up-Get-Out-Get-Healthy-135287093182859/
AUGUST OPEN FOR BUSINESS® THIS WEDNESDAY
(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) The August session of our monthly Open for Business® will be held on Wednesday, August 28th, via Facebook live. This month’s topic is focused on pitching and how to improve yours. Join the conversation at noon on the 28th and find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/441614443102931/
ROTO-ROOTER HIRES HINTZ 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, a leading local provider of plumbing and drain maintenance, introduces Kenneth Hintz to its staff as a service technician.  Originally from Midland, Michigan, Hintz was previously the general manager for a sewer service company.  To learn more, visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html
BETHESDA BLAZERS PRESENTED STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Blazers’ track and field team celebrated their state championship victory during a ring ceremony held at Bethesda Academy. Thirteen state championship rings were presented to the athletes on the 2018-2019 team which won the state honor in the South Carolina Independent School Association Class A/AA competition at the end of last school year. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/sports/20190818/bethesda-academy-honors-state-track-and-field-champions
15 HABITS OF INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE
(INC) Being average is the easiest thing in the world. Living an exceptional life is something quite different.  https://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/15-daily-habits-practiced-by-incredibly-successful-people.html?cid=landermore
LAND ROVER HILTON HEAD FEATURED IN SOUTH MAG
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) What comes to mind when someone says ‘power’? Peacock Automotive’s Land Rover Hilton Head Centre Manager, Chris Edenfield, thinks about the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography. Inside and out, this vehicle screams power in every way. Combining luxury with performance, technology and design, the SV Autobiography is unmatched. Check out this feature of Chris Edenfield and your next new vehicle in South Magazine here: http://www.southmag.com/June-July-2019/Powerful-Luxury/
SAVANNAH JAYCEES RIBBON-CUTTING 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees mark the opening of their newly renovated building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony & celebration on Thursday, August 27th at 12 noon.  The members have worked together to update their meeting space in order to carry out their mission and offer the approximately 2300 square foot building to other organizations in the area. There will be networking opportunities, lunch served, and a chance to tour the updated space.  For more information, visit savannahjaycees.com.
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR “BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™ 2019”
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announced the names of the eight aspiring local entrepreneurs who will vie for over $10,000 in cash and professional services at SCORE’s second annual “BizPitch Savannah™” Entrepreneurial Competition. The goals of the event are to recognize and reward entrepreneurial creativity and excellence, to raise awareness of entrepreneurship and the essential role of small business in our community, and to help create new local businesses and jobs.  To learn more about the finalists, visit http://bizpitchsavannah.com/
“PLASTICS MAKE PERFECT” PODCAST LAUNCHED
(BLUFFTON, SC) Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group in Bluffton and Beaufort, South Carolina, has launched a podcast that talks about the trends on all things plastic and cosmetic surgery, skincare and overall wellness.  The podcast, titled “Plastics Make Perfect”, offers a free, reliable and professional source of information on questions Dr. Klenke frequently receives in her practice.  The podcast can be accessed on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and other sites. View the first installment at https://youtu.be/FydAauXAQmo. New podcasts will be posted at regular intervals.
MEET THE SFA GALA HONOREES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet one of the honorees of the inaugural Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala, Buck Meeks! Buck is a native Coastal Georgian from Richmond Hill. Buck recently retired from an extensive career as a museum curator. He is a graduate of the Georgia Film Academy, and his work in film goes back 30 years to ‘Glory’ and includes 6 feature films and over a dozen episodes of 3 different TV series. Throughout his career, his primary work has been providing locations and services for period films. Congratulations, Buck!  To learn more, visit https://www.savannahfilmalliance.org/
IMPROVE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SKILLS
(PUBLIC RELATIONS TODAY) Do you know the latest trends and tips to make your messages soar on social media platforms, from Facebook to YouTube? Here are 15 free-and not so free-options to learn more: http://www.publicrelationstoday.com/?open-article-id=11200290&article-title=15-courses-to-improve-your-social-media-knowledge&blog-domain=prdaily.com&blog-title=pr-daily
SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM GARDENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the gardens of the museum have been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat® through its Gardens for Wildlife™ program.  The National Wildlife Federation, celebrates this effort to create a garden that supports wildlife, provides natural sources of food, water, cover and places to raise young and is maintained in a sustainable way that incorporates native plants, conserves water and doesn’t rely on pesticides.  This is a part of the larger sustainability efforts of the museum which includes recycling, none tree based paper products and a ban of single use plastics in the museum and at museum events.  To learn more, visit https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife/certify
PARK PLACE OUTREACH TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach transitional living program will host an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4-6 p.m. at 818 E. Henry St.  The open house will include refreshments, appetizers, and chance to learn more about the transitional living program.  The transitional living program began accepting residents in February at a former location on Henry Street, and can now serve as many as six males at the new facility. Its mission is to prepare homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/701185240339337/
ENMARKET EMPLOYEE NAMED ONE OF 2019 FUTURE LEADERS IN CONVENIENCE 
(CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS) The second class of Convenience Store News’ Future Leaders in Convenience awards program includes a diverse selection of up-and-comers, as well as young seasoned executives from both large and medium-sized convenience channel retailers.  Among the 15 young convenience retail professionals is Emily Smith, Coordinating Manager, Retail Fuel Pricing, of Enmarket.  To learn more, visit https://csnews.com/convenience-store-news-reveals-2019-class-future-leaders-convenience?fbclid=IwAR1s8-x2M3XPZEXE0RGt6JNs6f5N8GeDNPFkIhiTOmEyFMAbXrQ5BlGfx58
PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE’S LUTZIE43 CAMPAIGN
(BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive is partnering with the Town of Bluffton and the Bluffton Police and Fire Departments on the Lutzie43 campaign to fight distracted driving in the Lowcountry. There is also an effort to pass a “hands-free” bill in the South Carolina legislature.  To learn more, watch the video below or visit https://youtu.be/3xqXcJ7IwHI.

 

SAVANNAH CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 12th from 3 pm – 7 pm at the Kehoe Ironworks at Trustees’ Garden for the 2019 Chamber Business Expo & Business Connection. Reserve your spot to be an exhibitor to showcase your business’ products and services to area professionals by purchasing a booth. Take the opportunity to gain access to resources available in our community! For more information, contact Brooke Phillips, Small Business and Events Manager, at BPhillips@SavannahChamber.com or 912-644-6459.
FIRST ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT EVENT
(BEAUFORT, SC) Heal Her, Inc. presents, Painfully, Passionately, Perfectly. Purposed, an event for women, avidly driven toward mental health, support, and the art of healing. The event aims to share the life stories of other women from different walks of life and to celebrate womanhood, femininity, and vulnerability. 100% of the event proceeds will benefit Heal Her, Inc. Restorative Women’s Retreats, a 501c3 non-profit that assists women with fully funded restorative retreat stays, to provide a healing and nurturing environment for whole body and soul replenishment. This year’s event will feature several guest speakers and panelists. Panelists will join in a live interactive discussion with the audience members.   Painfully, Passionately, Perfectly. Purposed will take place at the USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC, with a VIP reception from 1-2pm, a day retreat from 2-5pm, and a closing reception from 5-6pm. Ticket prices start at $30 and are available now at www.Takiya-LaShaune.com/events.
PEER RECOGNITION: AN EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SECRET WEAPON
(FORBES) Many companies are shifting away from the traditional annual boss to subordinate employee evaluation and recognition model and instead embracing more modern approaches. For many organizations incorporating and encouraging peer to peer recognition and feedback is becoming an increasingly effective tool in the employee engagement toolbox.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/danabrownlee/2019/08/25/peer-recognition-an-employee-engagement-secret-weapon/#377217325d40
PREPARE YOUR EXIT STRATEGY
(BEST BUSINESS BROKERS) The best tip for anyone who has a business? To begin with the end in mind. Have your exit strategy prepared from the beginning. Learn more at
EARLY LEARNING CENTER AT HENDERSON E. FORMEY JR. SCHOOL NOW OPEN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah is excited to welcome the Early Learning Center at Henderson E. Formey Jr. School. The school will house over 500 Pre-K and kindergarten students. Formerly East Broad Street K-8 School, the campus has been revitalized for the “Land of the Little People.” The school will provide a digital learning lab, a foreign language program (Mandarin/Chinese), STEM exploration, a musical keyboarding lab, and more. For more information, please visit https://spwww.sccpss.com/Pages/Early-Learning-Center-at-Henderson-Formey,-Jr.-School-Ribbon-Cutting-Ceremony-Held.aspx
CHRIS TILTON PRESENTS AT AUGUST POWER HOUR LUNCHEON
(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, co-principal of the Dewitt Tilton Group, presented “Metal Buildings: Modern Marvels? Businesses Turning to Budget-Friendly Options for State-of-the-Art Appearances” at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s August Power Hour Luncheon on Tuesday, August 6.  Were you spotted there?
PRODUCE BETTER NEWS RELEASE RESULTS
(BUSINESSWIRE) Three trends to adopt to increase interaction and views: https://blog.businesswire.com/three-pr-trends-to-adopt-for-better-news-release-results
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2020 SAVANNAH SPORTS COUNCIL SCHOLAR ATHLETES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Win up to $1,000 for your college education! Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Savannah Sports Council Scholar Athlete Scholarship, which will be presented at the 2019 Georgia Power Sports Awards Luncheon October 2.  This scholarship will be awarded to six students, three male and three female, who best demonstrate excellence in the classroom, community, and athletics Applications are due by September 13, 2019. For more information, visit http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/ai1ec_event/georgia-power-golf-classic-sports-awards-luncheon/?instance_id=771&utm_campaign=
PARK PLACE OUTREACH HIRES TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM CASE MANAGER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services has hired Kevin Foard, who had worked as a case manager for the Basic Center of Park Place Outreach, as its transitional living program (TLP) case manager.  Foard is responsible for providing case management services that include initial screening, record keeping, service coordination, ongoing assessments of residents, aftercare activities and other duties as needed. For more information, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/park-place-outreach-hires-kevin-foard-as-case-manager/
ENMARKET TO RAISE FUNDS THROUGHOUT AUGUST FOR LLS’ LIGHT THE NIGHT
(SAVANNAH, GA) All 124 of Enmarket’s convenience stores across Georgia and the Carolinas will join the fight against blood cancers in August, marking the seventh consecutive year the stores have helped raise money during the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night campaign. The stores’ month-long campaign will involve selling Light the Night paper icons for $1 each to support the non-profit’s mission to cure blood cancer and to help patients and their families. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/68-state-regional-news/9355-july-31-enmarket-to-raise-funds-throughout-august-for-lls%E2%80%99s-light-the-night.html 
MATTHEW REARDON EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY OPENS IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Early Learning Academy opened on August 14, 2019 at 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah GA, 31419. The Early Learning Academy (ELA) is a place for all children to learn through teacher-guided intentional play, meaningful interactions, and inquisitive exploration. ELA’s goal is to incorporate all children in safe, creative, language-enriched classrooms where learning becomes a fun daily experience. The program is designed to foster all educational and emotional developmental areas for toddlers (18 months) to pre-kindergarten (48-60 months).For more information please visit https://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/matthew-reardon-early-learning-academy-opening-in-savannah/ 
 
EFFINGHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SEEKS CEO
(EFFINGHAM CO, GA) The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Chief Executive officer. The CEO provides overall supervision and direction for all activities related to administration, programs, finances and strategic plan of the Chamber. The CEO promotes economic growth and health in the Effingham County business community, in alignment with the Chamber’s mission statement. Other key duties include membership cultivation, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Chamber Board of Directors. Salary range of $60,000-$70,000 with bonus opportunities, health insurance, retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation/sick/personal days. All inquiries and resumes should be received by August 30th. Email your resume to: EffinghamChamberCEO@gmail.com
DOWN SYNDROME EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES
(LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that early intervention services are readily available to babies and toddlers with Down syndrome. Early intervention addresses the areas most challenging to each child and offers language services, family counseling and training, physical and occupational therapy and audiology services to name a few. Follow the link to learn more about early intervention: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/ei-overview/ For more information on our local Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society visit https://ldssga.org
DENTAL EMERGENCIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Whenever you have a dental emergency, visit your dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible. For more information on emergency dental services, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/dental-emergency/ or call (912) 387-2302 if you are having an emergency.
LATIN PARTY SEPTEMBER 28
(SAVANNAH, GA) The awaited Latin party is coming soon! Celebrating its 14th year, La Fiesta Latina will take place on River Street (Rousakis Plaza) on September 28th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This is a free event open to the Savannah community and surrounding cities. Please email lasosavannah1@gmail.com or call Gustavo Gonzalez at 912.428.6831 for more details. This event is sponsored by Latin American Services Organization (LASO). You can also visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2110324139083824/ 
MARJORIE YOUNG TO PRESENT AT 2019 THRIVE LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young, an award-winning public relations consultant and founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., will share five proven strategies for businesses to increase visibility and create positive buzz in the community during the third annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference to be held on September 26 on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The premier women’s gathering will focus on enhancing and empowering personal and professional growth. Thought-provoking speakers will network with more than 200 local and visiting women, and special in-depth, skill-based learning workshops will be offered.To register or learn more, please visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/
MEET MAC
(SAVANNAH, GA) Mac is one handsome fellow! This young man will steal your heart with his zest for life! He is full of puppy love and puppy play, but will also crash hard on the couch (or in the car) with you.  He’s a total cuddle bug unless there’s a tennis ball around – they are his absolute favorite things in the world! He also likes squeaky toys and is an expert at getting the squeaker out with minimal fluff-shed!  Mac enjoys time with people friends as well as canine friends, and can’t wait to find his forever home.  To adopt Mac or view other animals available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-051-mac/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 19, 2019

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BETHESDA BLAZERS PRESENTED STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Blazers’ track and field team celebrated their state championship victory during a ring ceremony held at Bethesda Academy. Thirteen state championship rings were presented to the athletes on the 2018-2019 team which won the state honor in the South Carolina Independent School Association Class A/AA competition at the end of last school year. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/sports/20190818/bethesda-academy-honors-state-track-and-field-champions

LAND ROVER HILTON HEAD FEATURED IN SOUTH MAG

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) What comes to mind when someone says ‘power’? Peacock Automotive’s Land Rover Hilton Head Centre Manager, Chris Edenfield, thinks about the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography. Inside and out, this vehicle screams power in every way. Combining luxury with performance, technology and design, the SV Autobiography is unmatched. Check out this feature of Chris Edenfield and your next new vehicle in South Magazine here: http://www.southmag.com/June-July-2019/Powerful-Luxury/

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR “BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™ 2019”

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announced the names of the eight aspiring local entrepreneurs who will vie for over $10,000 in cash and professional services at SCORE’s second annual “BizPitch Savannah™” Entrepreneurial Competition. The goals of the event are to recognize and reward entrepreneurial creativity and excellence, to raise awareness of entrepreneurship and the essential role of small business in our community, and to help create new local businesses and jobs.  To learn more about the finalists, visit http://bizpitchsavannah.com/

“PLASTICS MAKE PERFECT” PODCAST LAUNCHED

(BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group in Bluffton and Beaufort, South Carolina, has launched a podcast that talks about the trends on all things plastic and cosmetic surgery, skincare and overall wellness.  The podcast, titled “Plastics Make Perfect”, offers a free, reliable and professional source of information on questions Dr. Klenke frequently receives in her practice.  The podcast can be accessed on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and other sites. View the first installment at https://youtu.be/FydAauXAQmo. New podcasts will be posted at regular intervals.
Plastics Make Perfect Episode 1: Dr. Audrey Klenke: Confocal Microscopy
Plastics Make Perfect Episode 1: Dr. Audrey Klenke: Confocal Microscopy

AUGUST YAPPY HOUR – THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

(HARDEEVILLE, SC) Join Peacock Subaru and Renegade Paws Rescue for an August Yappy Hour event on Thursday, August 22, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Peacock Subaru located at Peacock Auto Mall (111 Drivers Way, Hardeeville, SC). Find your perfect new furry friend, bring a donation for the adoptable pups and enjoy live music, appetizers from Serg Catering and door prizes! RSVP to: https://augustyappy.eventbrite.com 

PARK PLACE OUTREACH TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach transitional living program will host an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4-6 p.m. at 818 E. Henry St.  The open house will include refreshments, appetizers, and chance to learn more about the transitional living program.  The transitional living program began accepting residents in February at a former location on Henry Street, and can now serve as many as six males at the new facility. Its mission is to prepare homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/701185240339337/

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ENMARKET EMPLOYEE NAMED ONE OF 2019 FUTURE LEADERS IN CONVENIENCE 

(CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS) The second class of Convenience Store News’ Future Leaders in Convenience awards program includes a diverse selection of up-and-comers, as well as young seasoned executives from both large and medium-sized convenience channel retailers.  Among the 15 young convenience retail professionals is Emily Smith, Coordinating Manager, Retail Fuel Pricing, of Enmarket.  To learn more, visit https://csnews.com/convenience-store-news-reveals-2019-class-future-leaders-convenience?fbclid=IwAR1s8-x2M3XPZEXE0RGt6JNs6f5N8GeDNPFkIhiTOmEyFMAbXrQ5BlGfx58

SAVANNAH CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 12th from 3 pm – 7 pm at the Kehoe Ironworks at Trustees’ Garden for the 2019 Chamber Business Expo & Business Connection. Reserve your spot to be an exhibitor to showcase your business’ products and services to area professionals by purchasing a booth. Take the opportunity to gain access to resources available in our community! For more information, contact Brooke Phillips, Small Business and Events Manager, at BPhillips@SavannahChamber.com or 912-644-6459.

AUGUST OPEN FOR BUSINESS® ANNOUNCED

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) The August session of our monthly Open for Business® will be held on Wednesday, August 28th, via Facebook live. This month’s topicis focused on pitching and how to improve yours. Join the conversation at noon on the 28th and find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/441614443102931/

ENMARKET CUTS RIBBON ON NEWLY RENOVATED DOWNTOWN MLK STORE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Enmarket cut the ribbon on the newly rebuilt and expanded kiosk on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the Interstate 16 on-ramp.The new state-of-the-art convenience store was renovated to integrate its appearance into the surrounding historic district. The design of the new 3,522-square-foot convenience store at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. drew from the site’s transportation-related history with its proximity adjacent to the Central of Georgia Railway and Georgia State Railroad Museum.The non-traditional design includes, among other things, an outdoor dining patio, a green space, and a bike service area. Enmarket contracted with a local artist to design and paint a community-themed mural on one of the exterior walls. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/68-state-regional-news/9374-aug-9-enmarket-opens-newly-renovated-downtown-mlk-store-in-savannah-%E2%80%93-redesigned-with-community-in-mind.html 


FIRST ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT EVENT

(BEAUFORT, SC) Heal Her, Inc. presents, Painfully, Passionately, Perfectly. Purposed, an event for women, avidly driven toward mental health, support, and the art of healing. The event aims to share the life stories of other women from different walks of life and to celebrate womanhood, femininity, and vulnerability. 100% of the event proceeds will benefit Heal Her, Inc. Restorative Women’s Retreats, a 501c3 non-profit that assists women with fully funded restorative retreat stays, to provide a healing and nurturing environment for whole body and soul replenishment. This year’s event will feature several guest speakers and panelists. Panelists will join in a live interactive discussion with the audience members.   Painfully, Passionately, Perfectly. Purposed will take place at the USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC, with a VIP reception from 1-2pm, a day retreat from 2-5pm, and a closing reception from 5-6pm. Ticket prices start at $30 and are available now at www.Takiya-LaShaune.com/events.


PREPARE YOUR EXIT STRATEGY

(BEST BUSINESS BROKERS) The best tip for anyone who has a business? To begin with the end in mind. Have your exit strategy prepared from the beginning. Learn more at
Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers: Planning Your Exit
Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers: Planning Your Exit

MCKENZIE PROMOTED AT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, a leading local provider of plumbing and drain maintenance, has promoted Mark McKenzie, a native of Statesboro, as Excavation and Construction Manager. Previously, McKenzie served as the Lead Service Technician.  Learn more at https://rotosavannah.com/

EARLY LEARNING CENTER AT HENDERSON E. FORMEY JR. SCHOOL NOW OPEN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah is excited to welcome the Early Learning Center at Henderson E. Formey Jr. School. The school will house over 500 Pre-K and kindergarten students. Formerly East Broad Street K-8 School, the campus has been revitalized for the “Land of the Little People.” The school will provide a digital learning lab, a foreign language program (Mandarin/Chinese), STEM exploration, a musical keyboarding lab, and more. For more information, please visit https://spwww.sccpss.com/Pages/Early-Learning-Center-at-Henderson-Formey,-Jr.-School-Ribbon-Cutting-Ceremony-Held.aspx

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY HANDLE CONFLICT AT WORK

(INC) Stop thinking about conflict as a fight and start viewing it as a chance to grow and collaborate.  https://www.inc.com/tanya-prive/how-to-effectively-handle-conflict-within-your-team-without-becoming-bad-guy.html?cid=landermore

CHRIS TILTON PRESENTS AT AUGUST POWER HOUR LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, co-principal of the Dewitt Tilton Group, presented “Metal Buildings: Modern Marvels? Businesses Turning to Budget-Friendly Options for State-of-the-Art Appearances” at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s August Power Hour Luncheon on Tuesday, August 6.  Were you spotted there?

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2010 SAVANNAH SPORTS COUNCIL SCHOLAR ATHLETES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Win up to $1,000 for your college education! Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Savannah Sports Council Scholar Athlete Scholarship, which will be presented at the 2019 Georgia Power Sports Awards Luncheon October 2.  This scholarship will be awarded to six students, three male and three female, who best demonstrate excellence in the classroom, community, and athletics Applications are due by September 13, 2019. For more information, visit http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/ai1ec_event/georgia-power-golf-classic-sports-awards-luncheon/?instance_id=771&utm_campaign=

PARK PLACE OUTREACH HIRES TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM CASE MANAGER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services has hired Kevin Foard, who had worked as a case manager for the Basic Center of Park Place Outreach, as its transitional living program (TLP) case manager.  Foard is responsible for providing case management services that include initial screening, record keeping, service coordination, ongoing assessments of residents, aftercare activities and other duties as needed. For more information, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/park-place-outreach-hires-kevin-foard-as-case-manager/

$1,000 ENCOURAGE HEALTH CHECK PRESENTED TO WEST BROAD STREET YMCA FOLLOWED BY VOLUNTEER DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented $1,000 to the West Broad Street YMCA as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series. Following the presentation, representatives from Enmarket and Healthy Savannah remained on-site to volunteer in the community garden, as well as weed and spread mulch on the children’s playground. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/non-profit-organizations/9356-july-31-enmarket-and-healthy-savannah-present-%241,000-enmarket-encourage-health-check-and-host-service-day.html 



BETHESDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS ANNOUNCES 2019-20 OFFICERS, NEW BOARD MEMBERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Union Society Board of Governors has chosen its 2019-20 slate of officers, with retired higher education executive William “Ted” Moore serving as chairman. Joining him as officers will be attorney Quentin Marlin, partner with Ellis, Painter, Ratterree and Adams, as vice chairman; Paul Pressley, director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Educational Alliance and longtime headmaster of Savannah Country Day School, as secretary; and retired corporate executive Jim Trolinger as treasurer. Six other new members were appointed as well. For more information, please visit

http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/07/bethesda-board-governors-announces-2019-20-officers-new-board-members/ 

 

7 WAYS TO USE AGE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE WHEN STARTING A BUSINESS

(FORBES) Entrepreneurship isn’t just for the young. Older adults are finding that starting a business can be the perfect way to turn a lifetime of experience into something meaningful, take control of their time, counter workplace ageism, and, in some cases, make a lot more money.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/allbusiness/2019/08/17/starting-business-older-entrepreneurs-advantage/#5eb237773e0f

BO BOWEN TALKS ABOUT THE FIRST ANNUAL SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE HONORS GALA

(SAVANNAH CEO) Have you heard about the Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala? The Gala will recognize and honor several key professionals for their invaluable contributions to the local film and television industry. The theme of the event will be “Old Hollywood” and will be held Saturday, September 28, at the new event venue, Victory North, located at 2603 Whitaker Street. This event is open to the public, and tickets are now on sale. Sponsorship opportunities, including the title sponsorship, are available at several levels. For more information on tickets and sponsorships, visit  www.SavannahFilmAlliance.org Listen to Bo Bowen, founder of the Savannah Film Alliance, talk about the upcoming event here: http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/07/bo-bowen-talks-about-first-annual-savannah-film-alliance-honors-gala/ 

ENMARKET TO RAISE FUNDS THROUGHOUT AUGUST FOR LLS’ LIGHT THE NIGHT

(SAVANNAH, GA) All 124 of Enmarket’s convenience stores across Georgia and the Carolinas will join the fight against blood cancers in August, marking the seventh consecutive year the stores have helped raise money during the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night campaign. The stores’ month-long campaign will involve selling Light the Night paper icons for $1 each to support the non-profit’s mission to cure blood cancer and to help patients and their families. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/68-state-regional-news/9355-july-31-enmarket-to-raise-funds-throughout-august-for-lls%E2%80%99s-light-the-night.html 

MATTHEW REARDON EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY OPENS IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Early Learning Academy will open on August 14th, 2019 at 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah GA, 31419. The Early Learning Academy (ELA) is a place for all children to learn through teacher-guided intentional play, meaningful interactions, and inquisitive exploration. ELA’s goal is to incorporate all children in safe, creative, language-enriched classrooms where learning becomes a fun daily experience. The program is designed to foster all educational and emotional developmental areas for toddlers (18 months) to pre-kindergarten (48-60 months).For more information please visit https://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/matthew-reardon-early-learning-academy-opening-in-savannah/ 

EFFINGHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SEEKS CEO

(EFFINGHAM CO, GA) The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Chief Executive officer. The CEO provides overall supervision and direction for all activities related to administration, programs, finances and strategic plan of the Chamber. The CEO promotes economic growth and health in the Effingham County business community, in alignment with the Chamber’s mission statement. Other key duties include membership cultivation, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Chamber Board of Directors. Salary range of $60,000-$70,000 with bonus opportunities, health insurance, retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation/sick/personal days. All inquiries and resumes should be received by August 30th. Email your resume to: EffinghamChamberCEO@gmail.com

ENCOURAGE HEALTH LECTURE TO FOCUS ON FACTS AND FICTIONS OF CBD OIL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The facts and fictions of CBD oil will be the topic when Savannah chiropractor Michael Vaughn takes the podium at the third presentation in the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, set for Tuesday, August 27 at the Charles H. Morris Center. Attendance at the lecture is free and a healthy lunch is provided by Enmarket, but reservations are required at healthysavannah.org. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. A regular feature of the program is the awarding of grants to nonprofit organizations, and at this session, Union Mission is the recipient. For more information, visit healthysavannah.org/encourage-health-education-series-august-27-2019/


DOWN SYNDROME EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

(LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that early intervention services are readily available to babies and toddlers with Down syndrome. Early intervention addresses the areas most challenging to each child and offers language services, family counseling and training, physical and occupational therapy and audiology services to name a few. Follow the link to learn more about early intervention: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/ei-overview/ For more information on our local Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society visit https://ldssga.org

DO BABY TEETH MATTER? YES!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Forty-two percent of children aged 2 to 11 have had cavities in their primary teeth according to the National Institutes of Health. Sandfly Family Dental offers a comprehensive set of dental services specifically for children. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/dentistry-children-teens/

LATIN PARTY SEPTEMBER 28TH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The awaited Latin party is coming soon! Celebrating its 14th year, La Fiesta Latina will take place on River Street (Rousakis Plaza) on September 28th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This is a free event open to the Savannah community and surrounding cities. Please email lasosavannah1@gmail.com or call Gustavo Gonzalez at 912.428.6831 for more details. This event is sponsored by Latin American Services Organization (LASO). You can also visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2110324139083824/ 


MARJORIE YOUNG TO PRESENT AT 2019 THRIVE LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young, an award-winning public relations consultant and founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., will share five proven strategies for businesses to increase visibility and create positive buzz in the community during the third annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference to be held on September 26 on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The premier women’s gathering will focus on enhancing and empowering personal and professional growth. Thought-provoking speakers will network with more than 200 local and visiting women, and special in-depth, skill-based learning workshops will be offered.To register or learn more, please visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/

BUSINESS ON THE MOVE – AUGUST 20

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce at Business on the Move on Tuesday, August 20, at Pin Point Heritage Museum. This networking event will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=169 

MEET DELIA

Delia might play a little hard to get, but don’t let her fool you – she really wants your attention – she just wants to be sure of you first.  This sweet girl puts up with her feline room-mates, who are more dominate than her, and might purrfer to be the center of your attention as an only cat.  This beautiful, fluffy girl loves laying in the sun on the catio and being made a bit of a fuss of whenever she can.  To adopt Delia or to view other available animals, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-008-delia/