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

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SOUTHERN MOTORS ACURA GRAND OPENING CAR GIVEAWAY RESULTS

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

Southern Motors Acura Grand Opening Car Giveaway

Southern Motors Acura Grand Opening Car Giveaway


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

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

#SmallBizSav17


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE’S SANTA’S WORKSHOP

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

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa's Workshop

Peacock Automotive Presents Santa’s Workshop


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE ACQUIRES SAVANNAH HYUNDAI

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

Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Auto Mall


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

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

INSTAGRAM STORIES WITHOUT THE APP

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

ENMARKET RAISES OVER $30,000 FOR LLS

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

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


FELDER & ASSOCIATES ARCHITECT FOR YMCA

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Q&A WITH MIKE HUGHES 

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

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

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


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

WINE & FRIES WITH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

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


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

INTRODUCING OREO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Oreo, a 9 year old male beagle mix.  Oreo was dropped off at a shelter when his family moved before being rescued by Coastal Pet Rescue.  He is a distinguished gentleman who loves belly rubs and nap time. He does well with all other dogs and children.  To view Oreo and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-365-oreo/
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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 13, 2017

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


PEACOCK HYUNDAI SAVANNAH ACQUIRED

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

Savannah Hyundai, Peacock Automotive

Savannah Hyundai, Peacock Automotive


MATTHEW REARDON CENTER OPEN HOUSE NOV.15

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

Matthew Rearden Center for Autism Open House


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

MARSH HARBOR HIGH TIDE MOONLIGHT MINGLE NOV 15

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

Moonlight Mingle Open House

Moonlight Mingle Open House


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

9 PHRASES BOSSES SHOULD USE TO MOTIVATE

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

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


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

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


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

REBRANDING PEACOCK COLLISION CENTER

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

Peacock Collision Center

Peacock Collision Center


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

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

$19,019 DONATION TO SECOND HARVEST

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


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

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

SAVANNAH YOUTHS WITHOUT A HOME

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

Julie Wade Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Julie Wade


ENMARKET RAISES OVER $30,000 FOR LLS

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

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


ROTARY GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE

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


ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT GOES TO GIRL SCOUTS

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

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

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


EVERYONE CAN CODE

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


STATESBORO YMCA BY FELDER & ASSOCIATES

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 6, 2017

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Award Winners: http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-11-02/savannah-coffee-roasters-honored-business-year

REBRANDING PEACOCK COLLISION CENTER

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

Peacock Collision Center

Peacock Collision Center


MATTHEW REARDON CENTER OPEN HOUSE NOV.15

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

Matthew Rearden Center for Autism Open House


ADOLESCENTS  WITH DOWN SYNDROME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Just like all young people, teenagers with Down syndrome will experience the physical, hormonal and emotional changes that come with growing up. Young people with Down syndrome will go through puberty at a similar age to other children. It’s very important to help your child understand these changes, so make time to help them understand what is happening with their body and their feelings. See more at http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/for-families-and-carers/teenagers-and-young-adults/puberty/

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

THERAPY HORSE SPONSORSHIP

(FAITH EQUESTRIAN) Did you know?  Faith Equestrian has opportunities for folks to sponsor a therapy horse.  http://www.faithetc.org/meet-the-horses/

JUNKLUGGERS OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) An eco-friendly and caring alternative to traditional junk removal is coming to Savannah. The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire will haul away items people no longer want or need but also strive to donate and recycle as much as possible to keep items out of landfills. Junkluggers also returns a tax-deductible receipt for anything they are able to donate on their customer’s behalf. For more information, visit www.junkluggers.com.

The JunkLuggers Logo

The JunkLuggers Logo


5 WORDS THAT WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER LEADER

(INC) A Dead Simple Mantra to Instantly Level Up Your Leadership

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/5-little-words-that-will-make-you-a-much-better-le.html


BOWEN ADDRESSES GA ENTERTAINMENT 101 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen was a featured speaker at the Georgia Entertainment 101 Event in Atlanta. Bowen’s presentation highlighted the importance of Savannah’s rising star as a production destination, with local spending on motion pictures and television in the area having risen from $18 million in 2014 to an all-time high of $60 million in 2016.  For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050.

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

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


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

KEYS FOR MANAGING STRESS & SLEEP
(SAVANNAH, GA) View Dr. Davana Pilczuk’s presentation ‘The Keys to Forgotten Health’ at Enmarket’s Encourage Health Series final offering for 2017:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-_s3XbkwlA&feature=youtu.be

SAVANNAH JAYCEES 75TH ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees recently celebrated their 75th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, Oct 21. Representative Buddy Carter was the keynote speaker for the gala. During the sold-out event, the organization presented several awards and honors and heard from several other speakers, including Cliff McCurry, Savannah Jaycees alumnus and Director of Business Development at Sterling Seacrest Partners; Jay Blackburn, alumnus and attorney at Wiseman, Blackburn & Futrell; Dale Karacostas, former Jaycees president (1973-1974) and owner of CelebriTees; and Jordon Chinouth, Georgia Jaycees State President. For more information, visit http://savannahjaycees.com

TRENDING HASHTAGS FOR BUSINESS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leveraging the power of social media is a key component for any business, small or large, trying to strengthen brand messaging. In this article, local public relations executive Cynthia Wright offers Savannah businesses insights on how to leverage social media using hashtags and other built-in advantages. It’s not enough to be present on social media. To grow your business and stick out as a brand, using the proper strategies is key. Wright’s article is a guide to taking a business’s social media a step further. Read the article here http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-19/wright-capture-trending-hashtags-business-social-media-accounts

Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing_5920

Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing


CAVITY AND DISEASE PREVENTION RELATED

(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) Cavities and diseases alike are caused by bacteria buildup. A few great ways to prevent bacteria from harming your teeth are brushing, flossing and rinsing. This is a dynamic trio, so you should make time in your day for all three. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

ENMARKET RAISES OVER $30,000 FOR LLS

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

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


HELPING THE HOMELESS: BE READY TO HELP TODAY
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Carry with you gift cards from fast food or grocery store chains in your wallet. This way you will be helping your homeless neighbor get something to eat, as well as the opportunity to get out of the street and rest inside a store or restaurant. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

BETHESDA 9TH ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy’s 9th annual Sporting Clays Tournament will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Forest City Gun Club. The tournament includes a wild game lunch and wild game hors d’oeuvres cocktail reception, both prepared by Chef Kirk Blaine. All sponsorship and event proceeds benefit Bethesda’s scholarship program for young men in grades six through twelve. For sponsorship and registration information, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/sporting-clays/

Bethesda Clays 2017

Bethesda Academy 9th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament


ROTARY GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE
(ROTARY) The local district of Rotary has selected seven members to begin training for its Group Study Exchange (GSE) team to Hyderabad, India, in early 2018. Team members will stay in Rotarian homes, attend Rotary Club meetings, have vocational days, visit Rotary-sponsored humanitarian projects and visit cultural sites. To learn more about Rotary’s Group Study Exchange program, please visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Rotary-District-6920-GSE-Team-511818292351886/

ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT GOES TO GIRL SCOUTS

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

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

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


COLD EMAILS THAT C-LEVEL EXECS WILL OPEN
(INC) How to Customize Your Cold Emails

https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/3-cold-emails-that-c-level-execs-will-open-answer.html


YMCA GRAND OPENING IN STATESBORO
(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has announced the grand opening of a new $2.5-million, fifty thousand square foot facility in Statesboro, Ga., scheduled for Saturday, October 28. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for 10:00 a.m. Felder & Associates of Savannah served as architect for the project. For more information, visit http://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/

AMERICAN RED CROSS YOUTH HERO AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia has launched its Youth Hero Award Nominations for 2018.  The Red Cross Youth Hero nominations will identify local students who are giving back to their communities by volunteering at school as well as for religious organizations, various non-profits, camps and more. To nominate a Youth Hero today visit http://www.redcross.org/southeastgeorgia.


(SAVANNAH, GA) Cinnamon Bear Stores are holding a writing contest for military children and their families to win a trip for four to New York City. The ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’ is open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member who will be deployed during the holiday season. For more information, visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/cinnamon-bear-stores-present-red-write-and-thank-you-christmas-contest/ 

MALE READERS NEEDED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Communities In Schools of Savannah is proud to be participating in Haven Elementary School’s 10th Annual Real Men Read event.  This special event will take place on Nov. 7, 8 and 9. Reading sessions will start at 9 a.m. and run every thirty minutes until 2 p.m. Books will be provided, or you may bring one of your favorites.  SIGN UP HERE: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4FA4A928AAF49-real1

BUSINESS ADVOCATE AWARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) President and CEO, Marjorie Young, received the Helen V Head – Small Business Advocate Award from the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING NOV. 9TH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance will meet Thursday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Savannah Tech. Those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to discuss their goals and how to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. To RSVP, contact Bo Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com.

“WEAR GREEN DAY” NOV. 10

(SAVANNAH, GA) Greenbriar Children’s Center and HUGS (Heads-Up Guidance Services) have partnered with Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter to invite the public to participate in “Wear Green Day” on Friday, Nov. 10, in conjunction with the 2017 National Runaway Prevention Month. The theme of this year’s event is “Friends Helping Friends.” For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/park-place-outreach-presents-wear-green-day-november-10/

Park Place Outreach Wear Green Day

Park Place Outreach Wear Green Day


WORDS TO SAY TO YOURSELF TO BE UNSTOPPABLE
(INC) The language you use can mean the difference between empowerment and determination, versus disempowerment and giving up.

https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/here-are-two-words-you-need-to-say-to-yourself-in-order-to-become-unstoppable.html


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

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


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

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

ACURA CAR GIVEAWAY AT SOUTHERN MOTORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) As part of their grand opening celebration of the new Acura Dealership at at 102 Park of Commerce Dr. on Chatham Parkway, Southern Motors invites the public to enter to win a free two-year lease on a new Southern Motors Acura ILX. For rules and contest entry, visit http://savannahnow.com/SMAcuraGiveaway#/gallery

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

INTRODUCING LLOYD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Lloyd, one of four chihuahua mix puppies born in the rescue center.  These small puppies would be great with other pets and kids.  To view Lloyd and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-357-lloyd/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 30, 2017

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


CAREERS IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

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

Chris Tilton

Chris Tilton, Dewitt Tilton Group, a Commercial Construction Company


DOWN SYNDROME SUPPORT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The DSA Helpline offers information, support and advice on any question or concern you have related to Down syndrome. Please call us and ask to speak to one of our information officers, who will be happy to talk through your questions or concerns with you. For more information, visit http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/for-families-and-carers/helpline/

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PICASSO
(SAVANNAH GA) Happy Birthday Pablo Picasso from Jim Cone: Visit,
http://savannahnow.com/column/opinion/2017-10-24/jim-cone-happy-birthday-art-rebel-pablo-picasso

BABY TEETH NEED DENTAL CARE
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) Don’t disregard the health of your child’s baby teeth just because they’re temporary. Primary teeth hold space in children’s jaws for permanent teeth and can affect a child’s speaking, chewing and smile. To prevent crowded or crooked teeth, pay attention to the health of your child’s baby teeth. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

SPEROS CONTINUES TO EXPAND OPERATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, has expanded its operations and promoted Rik LaSpisa from Account Executive to Director of Sales. He brings more than fourteen years of experience of solutions selling in integrated technical systems design and integration in southeast Georgia to the newly created position of Director of Sales. For more information, please visit  http://www.speros.com

Speros, Rik LaSpisa

Rik LaSpisa, Speros


NOW, WATERPROOF
(FORBES) Amazon Announces New Waterproof Kindle Oasis

TRENDING HASHTAGS FOR BUSINESS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leveraging the power of social media is a key component for any business, small or large, trying to strengthen brand messaging. In the article, Cynthia Wright offers local Savannah businesses insights on how to leverage social media using hashtags and other built-in advantages. It’s not enough to be present on social media. To grow your business and stick out as a brand, using the proper strategies is key. Wright’s article is a guide to taking a business’s social media a step further. Read the article here http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-19/wright-capture-trending-hashtags-business-social-media-accounts

ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT TO GIRL SCOUTS

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

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

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


PPO SEEKS PART-TIME OUTREACH MANAGER

SAVE THE MOST BREASTS

(KOMEN GA) Dr. Daniel Most has joined the fight against breast cancer in the 2017 Komen Big Wig Campaign in the memory of his mother, who passed away due to breast cancer.  His practice is largely focused on breast reconstruction, and he would like to help stop the curse that is breast cancer once and for all. This is your last chance to donate at http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR/BIgWig/SAV_CoastalGeorgiaAffiliate?px=23627469&pg=personal&fr_id=7024. Learn more about Dr. Most’s campaign at https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheMostBreasts/

NEED MORE WEBSITE TRAFFIC?
(FORBES) 7 Strategies to Grow

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2017/10/10/want-more-website-traffic-7-strategies-to-grow-what-you-already-have/#5b4a004e3d46


(SAVANNAH, GA) Cinnamon Bear Stores are holding a writing contest for military children and their families to win a trip for four to New York City. The ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’ is open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member who will be deployed during the holiday season. For more information, visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/cinnamon-bear-stores-present-red-write-and-thank-you-christmas-contest/ 

SUPER SHORTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s Student Story Space Announces Finalists and Semi-Finalists for 2017 (S)3 StudentSuperShorts.com Film Contest. Finalists in each category will be shown live at the Trustees Theater on Wednesday, November 1 at 10 a.m.

NEW CAR GIVEAWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) In celebration of the new dealership opening in November, Southern Motors Acura is giving away a free car. For rules and contest entry, visit  http://savannahnow.com/SMAcuraGiveaway#/gallery 

2017 CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS BANQUET
On Thursday, November 2, the Savannah Chamber will hold its 2017 Chamber Business Awards Banquet at The DeSoto Savannah. These annual awards will honor standout leaders from the Savannah area and recognize individuals and businesses that represent local economic drivers including hospitality, manufacturing and small business.  For more information visit https://www.savannahchamber.com/for-members/business-calendar/554

GOLF CART RAFFLE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island is holding a raffle for a new electric club car furnished by The Landings Golf Cart Center. Tickets are $50 each, and the service group is only selling 300 total. The Drawing will be held November 4 at the Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off. For tickets, see any Kiwanis Member or call Bobby Gilliam at 912.598.5451.  http://www.kiwanisofskidaway.com/

COMPANIONS FOR HEROS EVENT NOV 4
(SAVANNAH, GA) Companions for Heroes helps our honored military veterans with PTSD by providing canine companions. These wonderful companions come from animal rescue organizations in our communities. This event will include an oyster roast, low-country boil, barbeque and libations. There will be live music and sponsorship by Service Brewing Co. Tickets are $25.00 per person and are available online at CompanionsForHeroes.org/C4H-Events

MALE READERS NEEDED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Communities In Schools of Savannah is proud to be participating in Haven Elementary School’s 10th Annual Real Men Read event.  This special event will take place on November 7th, 8th and 9th, 2017. Reading sessions will start at 9:00 a.m. and run every thirty minutes until 2:00 p.m. Books will be provided to you or you may bring in one of your favorites.  SIGN UP HERE: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4FA4A928AAF49-real1

A NEW MINDSET
(TIME) 7 Daily Habits of Extremely Successful People

http://time.com/money/4974599/7-daily-habits-extremely-successful-people-swear-by/?xid=homepage


KICKLIGHTER JAZZ CONCERT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kicklighter Resource Center hosts the 3rd annual Soul of Kicklighter Jazz Concert on Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 3 West Liberty Street. Music is provided by Jody Espina and friends. All proceeds from the event support the organization’s community outreach programs. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/KicklighterAcademy/

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING NOV. 9TH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance will meet Thursday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Savannah Tech. Those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to discuss their goals and how to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. To RSVP, contact Bo Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com.

BETHESDA 9TH ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy’s 9th annual Sporting Clays Tournament will be held on Friday, November 10 at the Forest City Gun Club. The tournament includes a wild game lunch and wild game hors d’oeuvres cocktail reception, both prepared by Chef Kirk Blaine. All sponsorship and event proceeds benefit Bethesda’s scholarship program for young men in grades six through twelve. For sponsorship and registration information, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/sporting-clays/.

Bethesda Clays 2017

Bethesda Academy 9th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament


JUNIOR LEAGUE COMMUNITY PROJECTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah is now taking applications for Community Projects and Community Assistance Funds that align with their current focus of K-12 education performance. For more information or to apply, visit https://jrleaguesav.org. The application deadline is November 15, 2017.

MATTHEW REARDON CENTER OPEN HOUSE
The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism has recently expanded their existing 6,000 square foot facility by 1,000 square feet. The Center for Autism operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism, as part of the ADVANCE Academy. The Open House will take place Wednesday, November 15th, 5-8 pm. For more information visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/

11 TEDx TALKS ON FAILURE
(MASHABLE) Long-Term Success Comes From Embracing Our Failures, Not Denying Them

http://mashable.com/2017/10/18/tedx-talks-on-failure/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#kgjrvQqQPqqB


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

BOY SCOUTS’ AUCTION TO BENEFIT SCOUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA)  On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the annual Holiday Auction and Dinner benefitting the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will take place at the Landings Plantation Club, beginning at 6:15pm. Your support of the Holiday Auction will help pay for inner city youth from low income homes to learn outdoor skills, have mentors, and participate in the proven leadership and life skills development programs of the Boy Scouts of America.  Dinner seating is limited, but reservations are required. Call Angela Phillips at the Scout Office at 912-927-7272 x 204 to reserve your place or to sign up as a volunteer, or visit http://www.coastalgeorgiabsa.org/

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

INTRODUCING DUNKIN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Dunkin, a male tabby available for adoption. Dunkin is almost 2 years old and made a lot of friends at his local Dunkin Donuts store in Port Wentworth before being rescued by Coastal Pet Rescue. To view Dunkin and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-119-dunkin/

How to Capture Trending Hashtags for Business Social Media Accounts

How to Capture Trending Hashtags for Business Social Media Accounts
By Cynthia Wright

Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing_5920

Leveraging the power of social media is a key component for a business trying to strengthen brand messaging.

With 313 million active users, for example, Twitter is one of the most popular and powerful social media networks worldwide. It’s a proven influencer of brand connection and purchasing decisions and can even boost offline sales.

The successful Twitter marketing strategy should focus on listening to and joining in discussions to hear what matters to your audience, rather than trying to force-feed the conversation.

One of Twitter’s recent offerings, the Twitter Poll, is a great way to connect with audiences, gain insights into your follower base and provide short, clear and engaging context around marketing campaigns and efforts. One of the best ways to take advantage of polls is by using timely events such as holidays, sports events, news stories and viral hashtags to encourage conversations and retweets.

Most people have heard of hashtags at this point but may not know this content sorting system was created by Twitter. It should not be overlooked as one of the most powerful ways to network, inform and influence.

As a general rule, a tweet with a hashtag will receive higher engagement in the form of shares and retweets, which means more people will see it. Businesses can strike gold by using a trending hashtag, which represents topics currently receiving the most traffic on Twitter.

If thousands of Twitter users are using a trending hashtag while tweeting about a popular topic and that topic might relate to your company’s brand, product or mission, it would make sense for you to join that conversation with thoughtful, related content.

While trending hashtags change continually, some of them tend to trend consistently for each day of the week, which is especially helpful for business owners. Below is a quick list for the Monday through Friday trends:

Monday: #MusicMonday, #MilitaryMonday, #ManCrushMonday or #MCM, #MondayBlues, #MondayMemories and #MarketingMonday.

Tuesday: #TravelTuesday, #TrendyTuesday, #TipTuesday, #TopicTuesday, #TransformationTuesday and #TuesdayTreat.

Wednesday: #WayBackWednesday or #WBW, #WisdomWednesday and #WellnessWednesday.

Thursday: #ThrowBackThursday or #TBT, #ThursdayThoughts and #ThankfulThursday.

Friday: #FridayFunday, #FearlessFriday, #FitnessFriday, #FollowFriday or #FF, #FlashBackFriday or #FBF, #FunnyFriday, #FeelGoodFriday and #FoodieFriday.

While hashtags can be advantageous to develop content on trending topics, tread carefully. The key to using trending hashtags effectively is taking the time to select one that aligns with the goals and purpose of the organization.

Here’s an example of how to properly use a trending hashtag. If you are raising funds for a puppy shelter, you may want to capitalize on event-related trends such as #NationalDogDay and #NationalPetDay, even if the top hashtag is #Kale. Animal enthusiasts are most likely to sympathize with your goals, so this is the audience you want to reach, even if the trend is limited to specific days of the year.

On the other hand, #Kale will reach nutritionists and foodies who might scroll past your tweet with little more than a passing wonder as to why a puppy shelter has appeared on their feed.

When used purposefully, Twitter Polls and trending hashtags can be pivotal to the visibility and success of a social media campaign. Be watchful for helpful trends as they are surfacing, and your tweets will stay at the top of your audiences’ newsfeeds. Choose the right trend and your tweets can lead conversations that involve hundreds of Twitter users every day.

Cynthia Wright is the Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations™, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, creating word-of-mouth in the community and online through reputation management strategies. For more information, contact Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 23, 2017

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


SAVANNAH JAYCEES CELEBRATE 75 YEARS OF SERVICE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are celebrating 75 years of community service, leadership development and an overall commitment to the Savannah community. Read more about the organization’s distinguished past, present and future at http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-21/savannah-jaycees-celebrate-75-yearssavannah jaycees, junior chamber savannah, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

BETHESDA 9TH ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

Bethesda Academy’s 9th annual Sporting Clays Tournament will be held on Friday, November 10 at the Forest City Gun Club. The tournament includes a wild game lunch and wild game hors d’oeuvres cocktail reception, both prepared by Chef Kirk Blaine. All sponsorship and event proceeds benefit Bethesda’s scholarship program for young men in grades six through twelve. For sponsorship and registration information, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/sporting-clays/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cinnamon Bear Stores are holding a writing contest for military children and their families to win a trip for four to New York City. The ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’ is open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member who will be deployed during the holiday season. For more information, visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/cinnamon-bear-stores-present-red-write-and-thank-you-christmas-contest/

NEW CAR GIVEAWAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) In celebration of the new dealership opening in November, Southern Motors Acura is giving away a free car. For rules and contest entry, visit http://savannahnow.com/SMAcuraGiveaway#/gallery

KICKLIGHTER JAZZ CONCERT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kicklighter Resource Center hosts the 3rd annual Soul of Kicklighter Jazz Concert on Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 3 West Liberty Street. Music is provided by Jody Espina and friends. All proceeds from the event support the organization’s community outreach programs. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/KicklighterAcademy/
(HARDEEVILLE, SC) Peacock Automotive invites the public and pets to a Yappy Hour on Wednesday, October 25 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Peacock Auto Mall, 265 Drivers Way, Hardeeville. The free event benefits Coastal Pet Rescue and includes wine, soft drinks, food from Skull Creek Boathouse and live entertainment. See the donation wish list for Coastal Pet Rescue at http://coastalpetrescue.org/events/calendar-event/yappy-hour-pink-edition-to-benefit-coastal-pet-rescue/ or for more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PeacockAutoMall/
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DO YOU USE SMALL TALK IN INTERVIEWS?
(INC) Your Casual Comments Are Being Assessed

https://www.inc.com/jt-odonnell/heres-what-recruiters-really-think-of-small-talk-in-interviews.html?cid=hmsub4


RUCKER RECEIVES ALUMNI AWARD


SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING NOV. 9TH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance will meet ThursdayNov. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Savannah Tech. Those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to discuss their goals and how to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. To RSVP, contact Bo Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com.

MANI * PEDI CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The owners of ‘bar * food’ and ‘coffee * deli’, Johnny Baker and Paula Letcher, announce the newest addition to their business portfolio, ‘mani * pedi’, a boutique nail salon. A grand opening event will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 25 at 4511 Habersham St., Suite 201, in Habersham Village. A “Socks & Crocs for Survivors” drive will collect new socks and Crocs shoes for survivors served by the Rape Crisis Center; clothing and shoes are often taken for evidence following a sexual assault examination and the organization provides new garments to wear home.  For more information, visit manipedisavannah.com or facebook.com/manidotpedi

GROWING UP WITH DOWN SYNDROME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Children with Down syndrome develop at different rates and in different ways – they have individual strengths, interests, talents and needs. They are helped by being socially included in their families, schools and communities. They are helped to learn new skills by being shown how to do them and by having enjoyable ways to practice. For more information, visit http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/for-families-and-carers/growing-up/

HEALTHY DIET HELPS TEETH
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) Protein-rich foods, leafy greens, calcium-high snacks, fruits and vegetables all contribute to a balanced diet, help build tooth enamel and keep your teeth healthy. The benefits of healthy living are endless.  http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/ Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Dentist, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

PPO SEEKS TO HIRE PART-TIME OUTREACH MANAGER
(JOB OPENING) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter wants to hire a manager to be responsible for conducting outreach to areas frequented by runaway, homeless and at-risk children and teenagers throughout Savannah and for providing educational and awareness opportunities to help them stay off the streets. Application deadline is 10/31/17. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-seeks-to-hire-part-time-outreach-manager-2/park place outreach, savannah youth shelter, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

LAFAYETTE IN SAVANNAH 1825
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House Museum, 324 East State St., is hosting a living history program on Friday and Saturday nights during October. Visitors will embark on a candlelit tour of the historic house and experience events similar to General Lafayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825. Admission is $22 in advance and $25 at the door. Reservations are recommended at  http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/

WJCL WELCOMES NEW SALES LEADERSHIP TEAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) WJCL ABC 22 is pleased to welcome Devin Horenstein as the station’s new general sales manager and Eileen Cole as the new local sales manager. Horenstein will oversee WJCL’s multi-platform sales strategy, including local, national and digital sales, as well as new business development. Cole will work with the sales team to grow local businesses in southeast Georgia and the Lowcountry. WJCL produces local news, sports and weather on-air and on-line at https://wjcl.com


IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP

(ENCOURAGE HEALTH) The lack of sleep and added stress may be the reasons you are not losing weight. Find out more about the science of sleep and stress on your body during the Enmarket Encourage Health Series on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 11:30 a.m. in the Savannah Morning News auditorium, 1375 Chatham Pkwy.  To read a recent article by the program presenter, Davana Pilczuk, visit http://savannahnow.com/accent/column/2017-10-08/finish-line-sleep-freshman-15


NEW GENERATION CONFERENCE
(ROTARY) On Friday, Oct. 27, the Rotaract Club of Armstrong State University will host the first “New Generations Conference” in District 6920 to bring together members of local Rotary clubs and Rotaract executives. Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored community service organization for men and women ages 18 – 30. To learn more about Rotaract and the New Generation Conference, please visit https://www.rotaract6920.org/

‘GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS’ AUCTION 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces the fifth annual ‘Grab a Bag for Kids’ will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club, 1661 E. President St. Featured at the charity purse auction, both silent and live, are designer handbags from gently used to new, including premier brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Saint Laurent, Kate Spade and Michael Kors to name a few.  For more information, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

SPEROS CONTINUES TO EXPAND OPERATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, has expanded its operations and promoted Rik LaSpisa from Account Executive to Director of Sales. He brings more than fourteen years of experience of solutions selling in integrated technical systems design and integration in southeast Georgia to the newly created position of Director of Sales. For more information, please visit  http://www.speros.com 

Speros, Rik LaSpisa

Rik LaSpisa, Speros


JUNKLUGGERS TOOK THE TITLE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, an eco-friendly junk removal company, was pleased to serve as the title sponsor for the 9th Annual Midnight Garden Ride and the Savannah Jaycees 75th Anniversary. For more information on Junkluggers, contact Franchise Owner Trevor Hess at trevor.hess@junkluggers.com or visit https://www.junkluggers.com/georgia/coastal-empire

SAVE THE MOST BREASTS
(KOMEN GA) Dr. Daniel Most has joined the fight against breast cancer in the 2017 Komen Big Wig Campaign in the memory of his mother, who passed away due to breast cancer.  His practice is largely focused on breast reconstruction, and he would like to help stop the curse that is breast cancer once and for all. Donate today at  http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR/BIgWig/SAV_CoastalGeorgiaAffiliate?px=23627469&pg=personal&fr_id=7024. Learn more about Dr. Most’s campaign at https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheMostBreasts/

GOLF CART RAFFLE
The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island is holding a raffle for a new electric club car furnished by The Landings Golf Cart Center. Tickets are $50 each, and the service group is only selling 300 total. The Drawing will be held November 4 at the Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off. For tickets, see any Kiwanis Member or call Bobby Gilliam at 912.598.5451

HAPPIER, MORE ENGAGED CUSTOMERS
(INC) Create Content Customers

https://www.inc.com/rahul-varshneya/4-ways-to-create-happier-more-engaged-customers.html?cid=hmsub3


TRICK OR TROT 5K
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club will present the TRICK OR TROT 5K Annual Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 28. For the best food, most fun, exciting costumes and family entertainment, be at the Islands Family YMCA at  66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. on Whitemarsh Island. The race will begin at 8 a.m. with prizes, face painting and a kiddie race benefiting Ronald McDonald House and other local Rotary charities. Register online at:   https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Savannah/TrickorTrot ; http://www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/races/trick-or-trot-5k . For more information: http://www.trickortrot.net/

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

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

MEET YOLO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Yolo, a male, yellow lab mix available for adoption. Yolo is about 6 years old and is good with other dogs and kids. To view Yolo and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-072-yolo/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 16, 2017

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


HEALTH SERIES FOCUSES ON IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP
(ENCOURAGE HEALTH) The lack of sleep and added stress may be the reasons you are not losing weight. Find out more about the science of sleep and stress on your body during the Enmarket Encourage Health Series on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. in the Savannah Morning News auditorium, 1375 Chatham Pkwy.  To read a recent article by the program presenter, Davana Pilczuk, visit http://savannahnow.com/accent/column/2017-10-08/finish-line-sleep-freshman-15
Davana Pilczuk, Encourage Health Education Series by enmarket.jpg

Davana Pilczuk, Encourage Health Education Series by enmarket.jpg


OPEN YOUR HEART CHAIR NAMED
(JASPER CO.) The American Heart Association is proud to announce Landon Peacock will be the Open Your Heart Chair of the 21st annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. The Heart Ball is to be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. To find out how to make an Open Your Heart donation or to purchase tickets for next year’s Heart Ball, please contact Carla Raines at 843-540-6338, or visit our website at southerncoastheartball.heart.org

SAVANNAH CONSTRUCTION FIRM PARTNERS WITH ALAIR
(BIS IN SAVANNAH) The Strong Group, a third generation commercial and residential contracting firm, is joining forces with North America’s largest construction management contractor, Alair Homes. This marks the first partnership in the state of Georgia for Alair. Read the full article at http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-09-29/savannah-construction-firm-announces-national-partnership

SPEROS CONTINUES TO EXPAND OPERATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, has expanded its operations and promoted Rik LaSpisa from Account Executive to Director of Sales. He brings more than fourteen years of experience of solutions selling in integrated technical systems design and integration in southeast Georgia to the newly created position of Director of Sales. For more information, please visit  http://www.speros.com 

Speros, Rik LaSpisa

Rik LaSpisa, Speros


GOLF CART RAFFLE
The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island is holding a raffle for a new electric club car furnished by The Landings Golf Cart Center. Tickets are $50 each, and the service group is only selling 300 total. The Drawing will be held November 4 at the Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off. For tickets, see any Kiwanis Member or call Bobby Gilliam at 912.598.5451

BETHESDA ACADEMY’S 2018-19 OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Bethesda Academy’s 2018-19 Open House! Please join us December 3rd, 2017 at 2 pm for an information session on becoming a new Bethesda Academy Blazer for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. Established in 1740, our core values remain the same, A Love of God, A Love of Learning and a Strong Work Ethic. We can’t wait to meet you! http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/ 

HONORING AMERICA’S VETERANS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Honor Flight Savannah recently sponsored 24 military veterans from the local area, on a trip to Washington, D.C. to see the various war memorials built and dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices in past wars. To date, Honor Flight Savannah, established in October 2009, has honored more than 900 local veterans in this endeavor. For more information, visit http://www.honorflightsavannah.org/

MARCH OF DIMES RESEARCH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Some March of Dimes grantees are investigating why errors in chromosome division occur to be able to prevent Down syndrome and other birth defects caused by abnormalities in the number or structure of chromosomes. For more information, visit http://www.marchofdimes.org/baby/down-syndrome.aspx

ENJOY MORE SUCCESS
(INC) By Stopping the Complaining

PARK PLACE OUTREACH SEEKS OUTREACH DIRECTOR
(JOB OPENING) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter seeks to hire a Street Outreach Director who is responsible for managing the Street Outreach Program, Promoting Safe and Stable Families, and the Drop-In Center. Job closes 10/13/17. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-seeks-to-hire-street-outreach-director/

TOASTMASTERS FALL 2017 OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hostess City Toastmasters welcomes you to its Fall 2017 Open House! Located at Bull Street Labs at 2222 Bull Street, Savannah GA, HCTM will feature a 30-minute social hour prior to our Oct. 17 meeting, featuring door prizes and light refreshments beginning at 6:15. The local club new member fee is waived for anyone who joins HCTM at the Open House.  For more information call 912-220-5735, email hostesscitytm@gmail.com, or visit https://hostesscity.toastmastersclubs.org/

THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Magazine announces plans for the annual Best of Savannah Party, Wednesday, Nov. 15  at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Hutchinson Island. This event will honor winners of the annual readers’ poll in the categories of dining, nightlife, shopping, services, and community. Carriage Trade Public Relations/Cecilia Russo Marketing were voted as one of the best public relations firms in Savannah, winning as runner-up in the category. For more information or to purchase tickets to the Best of Savannah Party, visit https://savannahmagazine.com

ESPN REPORTER VIOLATES SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
(THE HILL) Does your workplace have a social media policy? ESPN does and reporter Jemelle Hill is on a two week suspension after sending multiple tweets that reflected negatively on the cable channel. http://thehill.com/homenews/media/354588-espn-suspends-jemele-hill-for-violation-of-social-media-policy

MOUTHGUARDS SAVE TEETH, JAWS
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) Do you have a child on an athletic team? You may want to get him or her a mouthguard. Custom-fitted athletic mouthguards that fit the mouth properly will reduce the risk of severe injuries. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/ angela_canfield_dds_and_staff_out_front_of_sandfly_family_dental_office_resized.jpg

JUNKLUGGERS TAKE THE TITLE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, an eco-friendly junk removal company, is pleased to serve as the title sponsor for the 9th Annual Midnight Garden Ride on Oct. 21. The twilight bike ride around Savannah ends with a live concert at Historic Grayson Stadium. For more information on Junkluggers, contact Franchise Owner Trevor Hess at trevor.hess@junkluggers.com or visit https://www.junkluggers.com/georgia/coastal-empire. Register for the bike ride at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midnight-garden-ride-2017-tickets-36516915076?aff=erelexpmlt

SOLES FOR SOULS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church recently celebrated their home mission’s 89th anniversary by hosting “Soles for Souls.” The congregation collected over 100 pairs of shoes for Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. View the news piece on the event at http://www.wtoc.com/clip/13806748/soles-for-souls-shoe-drive-held-at-park-place-outreach-youth

SAVE THE MOST BREASTS
(KOMEN GA) Dr. Daniel Most has joined the fight against breast cancer in the 2017 Komen Big Wig Campaign in the memory of his mother, who passed away due to breast cancer.  His practice is largely focused on breast reconstruction, and he would like to help stop the curse that is breast cancer once and for all. Donate today at  http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR/BIgWig/SAV_CoastalGeorgiaAffiliate?px=23627469&pg=personal&fr_id=7024 . Learn more about Dr. Most’s campaign at https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheMostBreasts/

LAFAYETTE IN SAVANNAH 1825
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House Museum, 324 East State St., is hosting a living history program on Friday and Saturday nights in October. Visitors will embark on a candlelit tour of the historic house and experience events during Gen. Lafayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825. Admission is $22 in advance and $25 at the door. Reservations are recommended at  http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/

HOSPICE SAVANNAH UNVEILS NEW ART SHOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is invited to meet Larry Levow and his students at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show hangs through the end of the year and, as always, a portion of sales benefits not-for-profit Hospice Savannah. Levow is a self-taught artist whose education and career were in the design field. For more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/hospice-savannah-art-gallery/


BUSINESS CONNECTION AT THE BALLPARK
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber for networking with area professionals as bands play on the field at Historic Grayson Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 19. This is a casual musical and sports-themed business connection event. For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/bands-ballpark-business-connection-october-19/

BOO BASH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Head-Up Guidance Service (HUGS) announces plans for their Halloween “Spooktackular” on Friday, Oct. 20, from 7 – 11 p.m. at Alee Temple, 100 Eisenberg Drive, 31406. $50 tickets include food & “spirits,” dancing, entertainment and a costume contest. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://www.headsupsavannah.org/ or call 912-507-3662.

LADIES GUNS AND AMMO EVENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Republican Women’s Club, in collaboration with Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher, will hold the inaugural Ladies, Guns and Ammo event in the Lunch and Learn series on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Savannah Golf Club, 1661 E. President St.  Ladies Guns and Ammo will be an educational event intended to instruct women on laws associated with handguns, as well as proper safety protocols. The event will feature gun law and safety classes, target practice and a luncheon. Classes are limited to 60 participants, and handguns will be provided.  For more information, visit http://sarw.org/product-category/ladies-guns-and-ammo/

Ladies Guns & Ammo

Ladies Guns & Ammo


SAVANNAH JAYCEES 75TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Oct. 21, The Savannah Jaycees will celebrate 75 years of service with a gala that will include live music, dinner and dancing. As part of the event, the organization will present its Distinguished Leader Award, an annual tradition of the Savannah Jaycees intended to recognize a local resident who went above and beyond to embody the Jaycees creed “Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life.” The gala will be held in the ballroom of the Embassy Suites at 6 p.m. This event is black tie optional. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/savannah-jaycee-75th-diamond-anniversary-gala-tickets-37148480104?aff=es2. For more information, visit http://savannahjaycees.com

INSTAGRAM PASSES TWO MAJOR MILESTONES
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NEW GENERATION CONFERENCE
(ROTARY) On Friday, Oct. 27, the Rotaract Club of Armstrong State University will host the first “New Generations Conference” in District 6920 to bring together members of local Rotary clubs and Rotaract executives. Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored community service organization for men and women ages 18 – 30. To learn more about Rotaract and the New Generation Conference, please visit https://www.rotaract6920.org/

‘GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS’ AUCTION 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces the fifth annual ‘Grab a Bag for Kids’ will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club, 1661 E President St. Featured at the charity purse auction, both silent and live, are designer handbags from gently used to new, including premier brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Saint Laurent, Kate Spade and Michael Kors to name a few.  For more information, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

TRICK OR TROT 5K
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club will present the TRICK OR TROT 5K Annual Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 28. For the best food, most fun, exciting costumes and family entertainment, be at the Islands Family YMCA at  66 Johnny Mercer Blvdon Wilmington Island. The race begins promptly at 8 a.m. with prizes, face painting and a kiddie race benefiting Ronald McDonald House and other local Rotary Charities. Register online at:   https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Savannah/TrickorTrot ; http://www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/races/trick-or-trot-5k . For more information: http://www.trickortrot.net/

ART TOUR ISSUES CALL FOR ARTISTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Arts Resource Collective of Savannah (ARC) is partnering with Hospice Savannah, Inc. to present this year’s Arts and Artisans Tour on Thursday, Nov. 2. The tour features art and artists in several homes in the Historic District. Applications for the juried show can be found at http://www.arcsavannah.org/aanda2017. For more information, contact  info@arcsavannah.org 

PROTECT YOURSELF
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INTRODUCING MOON
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Moon, a male, long haired tabby available for adoption. Moon is about 6 months old and was able to be rescued from animal services. To view Moon and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-074-moon/