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7 PR Strategies Businesses can Implement Themselves

7 PR Strategies Businesses can Implement Themselves
by Cecilia Russo Turner

If you are a small business, you know the importance of building and maintaining a good relationship with the public. However, as a small business owner, it may not be fiscally possible for you to hire a firm to handle your public relations needs. Still, if you are willing to put in the effort and time, creating and managing your own PR program may not be out of reach.

1. Share your story
Storytelling can help identify your brand and create trust among consumers and your peers. You can tell the fascinating story of how your brand came to be and let your customers share the stories of their experiences with your business. Be sure to divulge the history of your brand: why your business exists, its values, how the brand evolved and the full picture of your business. Transparency can be key in earning the trust of your target audience.

2. Smart networking
In Savannah, there are plenty of networking opportunities each week. Don’t get burned out by trying to attend every single one and meet every single person. Create a plan for whom you’d like to meet and then figure out what events these individuals would most likely attend. Introduce yourself. Let them know why you think you may be a good business partner or referral contact. But be sure not to be too self-promotional in your comments. Remember: Do-it-yourself PR is all about being authentic and trustworthy.

3. Be prepared before you begin
Only start a PR campaign if your product or service is truly ready. One negative review early on can be detrimental to a start-up or small business. Not sure if you know what “ready” is? Get a small group of your trusted friends or colleagues together to test drive your services. This survey sample can provide insights into your business, website, operations and customer service to provide you with feedback that could help you make last-minute changes to your final product or service if needed.

4. Send your news to the right people
Create a media list and develop a short write-up about your good news. Be personal with any media outreach. Figure out whether the reporter or editor prefers using email, telephone or social media for communications. Keep your message short and to the point, and if via email, make sure your subject line is attention-grabbing and won’t be mistaken for spam. Furthermore, your message will be taken more seriously if it is objective. You might think your product or service is the best, but not everyone will agree. Stick to the facts and keep adjectives out of your content.

5. Create impactful content
Just because something is of interest to you doesn’t mean your target audience thinks the same. Check to ensure your content is newsworthy and engaging. Events, significant business changes or accomplishments are noteworthy items to include in a press release. If you have an exciting event coming up, it’s helpful to send a media advisory to local outlets as an invitation to cover the affair. News columns and videos are other useful media to share opinions, educational pieces or business news. No matter the platform, ensure your content is relevant and interesting.

6. Educational marketing
Share trending developments in your field. You need to be the industry expert. Set up Google Alerts and Twitter Mentions to be notified of certain keywords. Follow the top industry influencers on social media, and find out what your competitors are doing. Don’t just keep this information to yourself, though. Share your knowledge through videos, blog posts and speeches. Booklets and e-booklets are another easy way to educate your audience. Don’t forget to disperse the content on your social media platforms as well. This is a great way to build trust and credibility with key elements of the public.

7. Worthy cause marketing
Get involved in your community. Choose a local charity that you’re passionate about and set aside a portion of your resources and time for it. Donating your expertise or money to a charity can help the philanthropy spread their own message and will give you an opportunity to grow as an active member of their organization. Additionally, people want to support companies that align with their values and actively participate in their communities.

As you grow, there will be a point at which you could benefit from hiring a PR firm, but take that step when you are ready. If you follow these seven strategies, maintaining your day-to-day PR plan will be a realistic and viable option for you and your small business.

Cecilia Russo Turner is the owner and president of Cecilia Russo Marketing, specializing in reputation management strategies used to create and control businesses’ word-of-mouth in the community and online. For more information visit crussomarketing.com or email info@crussomarketing.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 17, 2017

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CAMP BUDDY
(SAVANNAH, GA-WTOC) Camping is all about the experience, and in Savannah this week, children with different abilities are having the time of their lives learning with their buddies. The camp, run by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, helps children with Down syndrome retain information they learned during the previous school year and gets them ready for the upcoming one. Camp Buddy for Chatham County began on Monday, July 10, and will continue through Friday, July 21 at Marshpoint Elementary. For more information, visit:

 http://www.wtoc.com/story/35869059/good-news-camp-buddy


SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL AIDS ‘KIDS CAFE’

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, has announced her offices will be collecting donations in July and August for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program, which helps feed area children who have limited food to eat during the school year. For more information, please visit

http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com or


GOLF OUTING FOR A CAUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 14th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 9 a.m. at The Club at Savannah Harbor. The entry fee of $100 includes lunch, prizes and beverages on the course; $125 also includes two mulligans and more. For more information or to register to play, visit http://www.robbiegolf.com/. Learn more about Hospice Savannah at https://hospicesavannah.org

SUBMIT TO THE TLC COVER PHOTO CONTEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Tourism and Leadership Council is looking for a cover photo for the 2018 edition of Savannah: A Southern Journey, a visitors guide for guests in Coastal Empire lodging properties. Submit photos that capture a distinctly Savannah scene by Sept. 1, 2017. For rules and submissions, visit www.tourismleadershipcouncil.com/southernjourneycover

DEWITT TILTON GROUP DONATES ROOF TO SAVANNAH JAYCEES  
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a commercial construction firm in Savannah, donated their services to the Savannah Jaycees to rebuild a BBQ pit roof that fell during stormy weather. Guerry Lumber, a Lumber Company that has served Savannah since 1927, and ABC Supply, the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States, have also donated materials to the project.  For more information, please visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com  or http://savannahjaycees.com.

GUEST DINNER PROGRAM AT PPO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, a support shelter for at-risk children and teens, will launch a guest dinner program in August to connect its residents with community leaders. Every other Wednesday night, children and teens who are living in the shelter will prepare a meal and invite a guest speaker to join them for dinner. Ann Levett, superintendent of the Savannah-Chatham public schools, will speak at the first guest dinner program on Wednesday, Aug. 9.  For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Every sixty minutes, a person dies from oral cancer. The disease is typically associated with long-term tobacco use, but it is becoming more frequent in young adults who have never smoked. Learn more from Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental and Premier Dental Designs: http://www.wtoc.com/clip/13488732/dr-canfield

COMPLEX QUESTIONS IN ENTERTAINMENT LAW

(BOWEN LAW GROUP) Complex questions routinely arise in the entertainment field and may cause many challenging issues regarding financing, production and licensing. For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/


DR. THOTA ELECTED ROTARY DISTRICT GOVERNOR

(BRUNSWICK, GA) Rotary District 6920 is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Hamsa Thota of the St. Simons Island Rotary Club as the new District Governor for 2017-2018. Dr. Thota will oversee 3200 Rotarians in 63 clubs in the central, south-central, southeast and coastal Georgia areas. For more information, visit: http://www.rotarydistrict6920.net

ECONOMIC IMPACT ON SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen presented “The Economic Impact of the Entertainment Industry on Savannah” to the Hinesville Rotary Club on July 11. Bowen is recognized within the Savannah film community for his formation of the Savannah Film Alliance and as owner of Southern Gateway Production Services. Click here to see Bowen’s presentation https://youtu.be/gvK_hIm7CyQ

BETHESDA ACADEMY FOOTBALL TEAM DONATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, with Sandfly Family Dental, will donate custom-made mouth guards to the Bethesda Academy football team. Canfield will take impressions of the players’ teeth at Bethesda on July 27. In total, Canfield will donate $19,360 to the football players of Bethesda. The warranty also pays $1,093.75 per injured or replaced tooth and up to a maximum total liability of $35,000 per incident. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

 WTOC’S JODY CHAPIN RETIRES

(SAVANNAH, GA) After more than 30 years with WTOC, Jody Chapin says goodbye.

http://www.wtoc.com/story/35871266/after-more-than-30-years-jody-chapin-says-goodbye


RAISING YOUR FIRST ROUND OF OUTSIDE CAPITAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) For many entrepreneurs, finding outside funding is a necessary but mysterious first step to launching or growing their new ventures. James Flannery, of ATDC Georgia Tech, will demystify the process through a talk about the types of investors that exist, the time it will take to raise and the documentation you’ll need. Questions are welcome. 1 Million Cups, 2222 Bull Street, Upstairs at Bull Street Labs. 9a, July 26th. FREE. www.1millioncups.com/savannah

ECLIPSE TO OCCUR AUG. 21
(TIME) A total solar eclipse occurs at a given spot on the planet only once every 375 years. Here’s why: http://time.com/4834676/total-solar-eclipse-2017-rare/?xid=newsletter-brief

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH NEW MEMBER SOCIAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah is hosting a networking event for prospective members at Kayak Kafe Midtown on Thursday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. Kayak Kafe Midtown is located on 5002 Paulsen Street. For more information on the event and the Junior League, visit https://www.jrleaguesav.org

SAVANNAH RANKED THIRD BEST CITY IN U.S.
(SAVANNAH, GA) “From New York to Santa Fe, Honolulu to Nashville, American cities represent some of the world’s most thriving hubs for art, culture, music and incredible regional cuisine.” Of all of these cultural centers, Savannah is ranked third by Travel and Leisure. To read more, visit: http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/cities-in-us#santa-fe-new-mexico

GEORGIA’S FILM INDUSTRY IMPACTS ECONOMY
(OFFICE OF THE GOV.) Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia film and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion in fiscal 2017. This includes $2.7 billion in direct spending. Read the full press release at https://gov.georgia.gov/press-releases/2017-07-10/deal-film-industry-generates-95-billion-georgia%E2%80%99s-economy

NEW PRESIDENT OF DEFENSE LAWYERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sarah B. “Sally” Akins, a partner at Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams in Savannah, was installed as the 50th President of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association during the organization’s Golden Anniversary Annual Meeting. For more information, visit  http://www.gdla.org/

NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 CLASS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia is seeking nominations for Class of 2018. Applications are due Aug. 4. Online
form:  http://www.lsega.com/

TIPS FOR “POSTS ON GOOGLE”
(INC) How To Use Google’s New “Posts on Google” Feature

KEEPING CARRIAGE HORSES COOL
(WSAV) Savannah carriage companies committed to keeping horses cool this summer. http://wsav.com/2017/07/07/new-efforts-underway-to-keep-carriage-horses-cool-in-savannah-streets/

ROTARY HOSTS NAMESAKE OF ‘CHARLIE TWO SHOES’ MOVIE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah recently hosted Charlie Two Shoes Tsui who is the subject of Stratton Leopold’s upcoming feature film. Read more about this at  http://savannahnow.com/accent/column/news/2017-07-01/bunny-city-rotary-hears-about-charlie-two-shoes-and-his-marines

HEALTHY SAVANNAH SURVEY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Since 2007, Healthy Savannah has been dedicated to making Savannah and Chatham County a healthier place to live. Follow this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KCZ3W2D to complete a short survey and help the Healthy Savannah team strengthen their strategic plan. For more information, visit

WORKING WOMEN IN NEED CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) AWWIN (Assisting Working Women In Need) will celebrate 17 years on Aug. 17 at the Coastal Georgia Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a day of inspiration. Keynote speaker is Ann Levett, Savannah Chatham schools superintendent. This is a free event, but RSVP is required. Vendor tables available at $75. For more info: 912-659-0241 website http://www.handsonsavannah.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=12902

KOLE MANAGEMENT CO. NEW PROPERTY

(SAVANNAH, MACON) Kole Management Co. (KMC), a family-owned property management and investment firm based in Savannah, has acquired Riverstone, a 220-unit luxury apartment community in Macon, Ga. Riverstone, built in 2012, is located near the crossroads of Interstates 75 and 16 less than one mile from the city’s premier lifestyle center, The Shoppes at River Crossing. Kole Management is a family-owned company with a 25-year tradition of owning and operating well-maintained apartment communities. For more information on Kole Management, call 912-232-3555 or visit www.kolemc.com


SPEROS EXECUTIVE JOINS TAG BOARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher, Chief Operating Officer of Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, has been selected to serve on the Savannah Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). TAG provides networking and educational programs for over 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. For more information, visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or visit www.speros.com .

BOWLAPALOOZA KICKOFF AND AUCTION 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Ambucs will host its sixth Annual Celebrity BOWLAPALOOZA Kickoff Dinner and Auction Event on Wednesday, July 19, from 6-10 pm at The Savannah Golf Club on President Street. This event will be a fun evening with a full buffet dinner, DJ, silent and live suction items and a special presentation of an Amtryke (adaptive bicyle). Tickets are $40 or $350 for a table of 10. All proceeds will support Savannah Ambucus programs for people with different abilities. For more information, visit the Facebook event at

HIDDEN COSTS OF PHARMACY BENEFITS
(SAVANNAH, GA) This month’s CFO Council breakfast meeting will take place Wednesday, July 19, at 7 a.m. at The Coastal Georgia Center on Fahm Street. Coffee and breakfast will be served, followed by a presentation on “The ABCs of Rx Contracts – Show Me The Money.” For more information or to RSVP, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/savcfocouncil/


SAVANNAH JAYCEES DATE NIGHT AUCTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees have chosen 20 of Savannah’s most eligible singles to participate in their fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction on Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos, 314 Williamson St. The Jaycees have chosen six local charities toreceive a portion of the proceeds. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2017/06/savannah-jaycees-announce-2017-charity-date-night-participants-auction-be-held-savannah-smiles

HELPING THE HOMELESS ON THE SOUTHSIDE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is invited to a charity auction July 22 to help raise money for homeless people on the southside of Savannah. Even with more than 3,000 homeless people, few resources – if any – are available on the Southside. Organizer Heidi Peterson, of the Southern Soul Survivors, knows this story first hand. “I am hoping to establish ourselves as a resource that provides clothing, hygiene products and, eventually, shelter and shower locations so that those in need might receive help,” Peterson said. For the full story, contact: Heidi Peterson at info@southernsoulsurvivors.org. For more info, www.southernsoulsurvivors.org

SUMMER AND JOBS


LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE 

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Developed for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a hands-on approach to learning the features and functions available to QuickBooks online users. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/july-25th-quickbooks-online-statesboro/

‘BUSINESS ON THE MOVE’ TO MEET AFTER HOURS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council’s quarterly Small Business After-Hours networking event, now Business on the Move, will be held Tuesday, July 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Polished Beauty Lounge, 107 Whitaker St, #A. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for guests. For more information or to RSVP: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-presents-business-move-july-25/

CLEAR THE SHELTERS: YAPPY HOUR
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Subaru of Hilton Head will host “Yappy Hour” in conjunction with the Clear the Shelters initiative on Wednesday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the dealership at the New River Auto Mall in Hardeeville, S.C. “Yappy Hour” is free and open to the public and their pets. Guests will enjoy food from Skull Creek Boathouse and live entertainment from Brad Wells and are encouraged to bring donations for local animal shelters. Animal rescue staff also will be on site with pets available for adoption. For more information on the event and wishlist donation items, visit the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1447889955513756/permalink/1692288937740522/

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON 
(BLUFFTON, S.C.) The Ladies Lowcountry Luncheon – Summer Session will be held by Aunt Laurie’s in Bluffton at the Hampton Lakes Lakehouse on July 28. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-summer-session-tickets-35372967498

SNAPCHAT DOESN’T HAVE THIS
(MASHABLE) Instagram’s New Feature

SEE TURTLES HATCH

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Beachside Turtle-Hatching Experience: Ossabaw Island Loggerhead Turtle Overnight Trip is August 4 – 6, 2017.  www.ossabawisland.net 

LEARN HOW TO USE LINKEDIN TO BUILD INFLUENCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern present a class on Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn from LinkedIn expert and UGA SBDC Business Consultant, Peter Williams, as he presents his national program teaching easy to follow steps to build influence, promote business expertise, and maximize effective networking. For more information, visit

WOMEN IN BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Helen Stone will present at the Sandfly Women’s Business Owners Coalition meeting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Bethesda Academy. To RSVP, contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

SPEED NETWORKING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber will hold a speed networking session on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with the program at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 for Chamber members only. For more information or to RSVP,  http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/making-connection-speed-networking-august-30/

MEET CHRISSY, LEADER OF THE PACK 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chrissy is a female american bulldog mix who is about 6 months old and currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. She loves to play and her siblings tend to follow her lead. Chrissy is current on shots and come with a microchip. To view Chrissy and other dogs and cats available for adoption, visit:

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 10, 2017

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WORRIED ABOUT ORAL CANCER?

CARS AND COFFEE BENEFITS BETHESDA ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Oglethorpe Driving Club Hosts Coffee and Cars at Bethesda.  All proceeds will benefit Bethesda Academy Academy. https://youtu.be/z4PzhPGWa24

SUBARU AIDS LOCAL CANCER CENTERS

(HILTON HEAD, SC)  Subaru of Hilton Head delivers blankets and craft kits to two local cancer centers. http://wsav.com/2017/07/06/hilton-head-cancer-patients-get-a-special-delivery-of-warmth-and-hope/

KOLE MANAGEMENT CO. NEW PROPERTY
(SAVANNAH, MACON) Kole Management Co. (KMC), a family-owned property management and investment firm based in Savannah, has acquired Riverstone, a 220-unit luxury apartment community in Macon, Ga. Riverstone, built in 2012, is located near the crossroads of Interstates 75 and 16 less than one mile from the city’s premier lifestyle center, The Shoppes at River Crossing. Kole Management is a family-owned company with a 25-year tradition of owning and operating well-maintained apartment communities. For more information on Kole Management, call 912-232-3555 or visit www.kolemc.com

EFFECT CHANGE, GENERATE CASH

(INC) Promising Industries for Millenial Entrepreneurs

CYBER SECURITY TIPS
(SPEROS) Tech experts in Savannah comment on the latest cyber attack: http://www.wtoc.com/story/35773031/tech-experts-in-savannah-comment-on-latest-cyber-attack

Keith Fletcher, Chief Operations Officer, of Speros


FIND A PLACE TO GO TO GET OFF THE STREET
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) The majority of young people who live on the street are there because they have nowhere else to go. Runaway and homeless kids are often endangered, with the risk of victimization on the street increasing for those who have been victims of abuse. Having a safe place for youth to find shelter is so important. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org 

 SPEROS EXECUTIVE JOINS TAG BOARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher, Chief Operating Officer of Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, has been selected to serve on the Savannah Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). TAG provides networking and educational programs for over 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. For more information, visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or visit www.speros.com .

LDSS CHATHAM’S CAMP BUDDY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host their ninth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Chatham County on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday, July 10, to Friday, July 21, at Marshpoint Elementary School. Camp times are 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for kids ages 3 – 5 and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. for ages 6 – 9. The curriculum is designed by occupational, physical, special education and speech therapists to bridge the gap created by summer break. Effingham Camp Buddy began earlier in June. For more information, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

$20K DONATED TO ACI
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah artist Jim Cone has presented a $20,000 check to the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center. Cone donated 50 percent of his profits from his first public fine art exhibition, which was held at 24e Design Co. on Broughton Street featuring drawings, paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces. For more information on the artwork, visit https://conecollection.com

Jim Cone donates $2,000 to Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute


BECOME MORE MINDFUL

MARCH AGAINST VIOLENCE TO SAV CITY HALL
(SAVANNAH, GA) An estimated two hundred people gathered on Thursday, July 6, to march in protest of the escalating violence in Savannah, and in honor of Scott Waldrup, who was killed in a deadly car crash following a shooting in City Market after July 4th festivities downtown. The march began at Sorry Charlie’s restaurant on Ellis Square and ended at City Hall, where the peaceful  protesters filled the council chambers to communicate the need for city leaders to increase their efforts towards finding solutions to violence in the city. For more information, visit:  http://wsav.com/2017/07/06/scores-march-on-savannah-city-hall-following-deadly-downtown-violence/

SPEED NETWORKING

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber will hold a speed networking session on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with the program at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 for Chamber members only. For more information or to RSVP,  http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/making-connection-speed-networking-august-30/

SITE CONDITION KEY IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION 
(THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP) The assessment of site conditions will be instrumental in developing the construction schedule as well as bids. Differing site conditions may cause schedule delays, cost increases and dangerous working conditions. They can also invalidate design assumptions, putting project performance at risk. For more information, visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

HOMELESS ON THE SOUTHSIDE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is invited to a charity auction July 22 to help raise money for the homeless on the southside of Savannah. Even with more than 3,000 homeless people, few resources — if any — are available on the Southside. Organizer Heidi Peterson, of the Southern Soul Survivors, knows this story first hand. “I am hoping to establish ourselves as a resource that provides clothing, hygiene products and, eventually, shelter and shower locations so that those in need might receive help.” For the full story, contact: Heidi Peterson at info@southernsoulsurvivors.org. For more info, www.southernsoulsurvivors.org

MEET THE ARTISTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is hosting a reception on Thursday, July 13from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for the newest mixed media show which features works by Liza Crowley Judson, Christina Edwards, and Doris Grieder. The summer show hangs through the end of September and, as always, a portion of sales will help provide the many extra services and programs offered by Hospice Savannah. For more information, visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery

SCHOOLS HOST LITERACY EDUCATION SEMINAR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools (SCCPSS) will hold a professional development seminar for educators on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, called “Experts at Your Door,” hosted in part by Scholastic. Literacy expert and author Dr. Ernest Morrell will provide over 300 teachers, administrators and literacy coaches with the best practices to transform students into “Super Readers.” For more information, visit: http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/default.aspx

HIDDEN COSTS OF PHARMACY BENEFITS
(SAVANNAH, GA) This month’s CFO Council breakfast meeting will take place Wednesday, July 19, at 7 a.m. at The Coastal Georgia Center on Fahm Street. Coffee and breakfast will be served at the event, followed by a presentation on “The ABCs of Rx Contracts – Show Me The Money.” For more information or to RSVP for the meeting, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/savcfocouncil/

CHARITY DATE NIGHT AUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees have chosen 20 of Savannah’s most eligible singles to participate in their fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction being held on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at Savannah Smiling Dueling Pianos. The Savannah Jaycees have also chosen six local charities to whom a portion of the proceeds from the auction with be donated. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2017/06/savannah-jaycees-announce-2017-charity-date-night-participants-auction-be-held-savannah-smiles

BOARD MEETINGS DON’T HAVE TO BORE YOU

$21K CHECK DONATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Each year Publix Super Markets Charities holds its “Food For All” campaign during the holiday season. Customers and associates can contribute to the campaign in $1, $3 and $5 increments, and the proceeds are distributed to organizations across America that fight hunger. This year’s donations included a $21,000 check presented to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. For more information, visit: http://www.wjcl.com/article/publix-donates-dollar21000-to-americas-second-harvest/10229255

CHAMBER POWER HOUR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Small Business Council announces that the SMART Luncheon Series has been rebranded as the Savannah Area Chamber Power Hour. For more info contact Stephanie Painter, Small Business and Events Manager, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, 912.644.6458 or visit www.SavannahChamber.com

HEALTHY SAVANNAH POWER HOUR 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber Power Hour is Tuesday, July 11, in the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at noon. Paula Kreissler, director of Healthy Savannah and Encourage Health, will present How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle While Working a 9-to-5-Job. $12 for Chamber members only. For details, contact Stephanie Painter at spainter@savannahchamber.com or visit  http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-smart-luncheon-july-11/

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF A SUMMER JOB?

(TIME) Celebrities and CEOs share stories from summer jobs that helped shape their careers

BOWLAPALOOZA KICKOFF AND AUCTION 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Ambucs will host its sixth Annual Celebrity BOWLAPALOOZA Kickoff Dinner and Auction Event on Wednesday, July 19, from 6-10 pm at The Savannah Golf Club on President Street. This event will be a fun evening with a full buffet dinner, DJ, silent and live suction items and a special presentation of an Amtryke (adaptive bicyle). Tickets are $40 or $350 for a table of 10. All proceeds will support Savannah Ambucus programs for people with different abilities. For more information, visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1784632051848208/?active_tab=about

CLEAR THE SHELTERS YAPPY HOUR
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Subaru of Hilton Head announces the July “Yappy Hour” will take place on Wednesday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the dealership located at 111 Drivers Way, Hardeeville, S.C. in the New River Auto Mall. To RSVP for “Yappy Hour,” please register at cleartheshelter.eventbrite.com

LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE 
(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Developed for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a hands-on approach to learning the features and functions available to QuickBooks online users. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/july-25th-quickbooks-online-statesboro/ 

‘BUSINESS ON THE MOVE’ TO MEET AFTER HOURS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council’s quarterly Small Business After-Hours networking event, now Business on the Move, will be held Tuesday, July 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Polished Beauty Lounge, 107 Whitaker St, #A. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for guests. For more information or to RSVP: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-presents-business-move-july-25/

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON 
(BLUFFTON, S.C.) The Ladies Lowcountry Luncheon – Summer Session will be held in Bluffton at the Hampton Lakes Lakehouse on July 28 by Aunt Laurie’s. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-summer-session-tickets-35372967498

TURTLE HATCHING
(SAVANNAH, GA) A Beachside Turtle-Hatching Experience: Ossabaw Island Loggerhead Turtle Overnight Trip is August 4 – 6, 2017. www.ossabawisland.net .

LEARN HOW TO USE LINKEDIN TO BUILD INFLUENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern present a class on Aug. 10th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn from LinkedIn expert and UGA SBDC Business Consultant, Peter Williams, as he presents his national program teaching easy to follow steps to build influence, promote business expertise, and maximize effective networking. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/using-linkedin-to-build-influence/

WOMEN IN BUSINESS 

Helen Stone will present at the Sandfly Women’s Business Owners Coalition Meeting taking place at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 24 at Bethesda Academy. To RSVP for the meeting, contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

INTRODUCING MITZI

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Mitzi, a 9-year-old female Shih Tzu mix looking for a home. Mitzi loves to dance and give kisses and she is great with dogs, cats and children. She does great on stairs and loves riding in cars. Not only would she brighten any home, but Mitzi has a reduced adoption fee because she is 9 years old. To view Mitzi and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-d-328-mitzi/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 3, 2017

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LDSS CHATHAM’S CAMP BUDDY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host their ninth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Chatham County on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday, July 10, to Friday, July 21, at Marshpoint Elementary School. Camp times are 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for kids ages 3 – 5 and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. for ages 6 – 9. The curriculum is designed by occupational, physical, special education and speech therapists to bridge the gap created by summer break. Effingham Camp Buddy began earlier in June. For more information, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

FELDER & ASSOCIATES DESIGNS BOUHAN FALLIGANT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates has finished construction of an 18,000-square-foot office building for a new Bouhan Falligant office at One West Park Avenue on the south side of Forsyth Park. The building was built in only nine months and features point-of-use controls for HVAC and dimmable LED lighting. For more information on Felder & Associates, visit www.felderassociates.net

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GA GRADUATES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 class of Leadership Southeast Georgia is graduating after five months of training. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program designed to prepare community leaders to effectively promote positive growth and improve the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/class-of-2017.html

$20K DONATED TO ACI
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah artist Jim Cone has presented a $20,000 check to the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center. Cone donated 50 percent of his profits from his first public fine art exhibition, which was held at 24e Design Co. on Broughton Street featuring drawings, paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces. For more information on the artwork, visit https://conecollection.com

STAR BUILDING SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kim Thomas, Director of Operations for the Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah, Georgia, received certification through the Star Building Systems’ Builder School held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Oklahoma City this June. Star Building Systems offers sophisticated building techniques that guarantee fast construction of quality buildings that are built to last, while also being cost and energy efficient, as well as easy to maintain. The four days of instruction exposed participants to the latest and greatest Star techniques. For more information about the Dewitt Tilton Group, visit: http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com

WANT TO CREATE YOUR OWN APPS?
(INC) Apple Will Teach You How To Code-For Free

https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/want-to-learn-to-create-an-app-apple-will-teach-you-how-to-code-for-free.html?cid=hmside3


SAVANNAH 3-STAR WIDE RECEIVER 
(SPARTAN AVENUE) Benedictine football standout Tyleek Collins has named Michigan State as one of his top choices after he graduates next spring.

https://spartanavenue.com/2017/06/25/michigan-state-football-top-schools-tyleek-collins/


SUCCESSFUL CAMP BUDDY IN EFFINGHAM COUNTY

(EFFINGHAM CO, GA) Effngham County’s Camp Buddy 2017 proved to be a successful week for this year’s campers. Camp Buddy was designed by the Low Country Down Syndrome Society to prevent summer slip back for children with Down Syndrome. This year’s campers had a fun week learning, improving skills and even shopping at the camp’s store! Many campers deemed Camp Buddy the best week of summer. For more information, visit http://www.wtoc.com/story/32317770/good-news-camp-buddy or http://www.wtoc.com/story/35762889/good-news-camp-buddy 

CANFIELD MOUTHSHIELD PROGRAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, with Sandfly Family Dental, will donate custom-made mouth guards to the Bethesda Academy football team. Canfield will take impressions of the players’ teeth at Bethesda on July 27. In total, Canfield will donate $19,360 to the football players of Bethesda. The warranty also pays $1,093.75 per injured or replaced tooth and up to a maximum total liability of $35,000 per incident. For more information on the mouth guard program,

MEET THE ARTISTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is hosting a reception on Thursday, July 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for the newest mixed media show which features works by Liza Crowley Judson, Christina Edwards, and Doris Grieder. The summer show hangs through the end of September and, as always, a portion of sales will help provide the many extra services and programs offered by Hospice Savannah. For more information, visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery

SMALL BUSINESSES GET INTO FILMING
(BIS) Savannah’s film industry is on a roll and local businesses are reaping the rewards. http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-06-21/film-roles-mean-big-bucks-savannah-business

CHARITY DATE NIGHT PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees have chosen 20 of Savannah’s most eligible singles to participate in their fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction being held on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at Savannah Smiling Dueling Pianos. The Savannah Jaycees have also chosen six local charities to whom a portion of the proceeds from the auction with be donated. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2017/06/savannah-jaycees-announce-2017-charity-date-night-participants-auction-be-held-savannah-smiles

ROTARY NAMES INCOMING PRESIDENT AND BOARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah named Nina Gompels, owner and operator of five Savannah area McDonald’s restaurants, as the new president. On Monday, June 26, the Rotary gavel was passed to Gompels from outgoing president Camille Russo, chief financial officer at Alta Innovations. Gompels will be joined on the board by 14 other newly elected members.For more information on the Rotary Club of Savannah, visit www.savrotary.org

TROUBLE COMMUNICATING?

(TIME) Millennials Claim GIFs Can Communicate Better Than Words

http://time.com/4834112/millennials-gifs-emojis/


$21K CHECK DONATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Each year Publix Super Markets Charities holds its “Food For All” campaign during the holiday season. Customers and associates can contribute to the campaign in $1, $3 and $5 increments, and the proceeds are distributed to organizations across America that fight hunger. This year’s donations included a $21,000 check presented to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. For more information, visit: http://www.wjcl.com/article/publix-donates-dollar21000-to-americas-second-harvest/10229255

ENMARKET’S ENCOURAGE HEALTH: HEART HEALTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Robert Rollings presented “Seven Ways Your Heart Health is Linked to a Healthy Lifestyle” at the second lecture of Enmarket’s 2017 Encourage Health Education Series. Rollings is a cardiologist certified in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology who practices at Memorial Savannah Cardiology. During this event, a $1,000 Encourage Health grant was presented to the Savannah Striders for promoting an active lifestyle. Click here to see Dr. Rolling’s presentation: https://youtu.be/sAL_vLCNvhU.  The Savannah Striders was awarded a $1000 Encourage Health grant during the second luncheon and lecture of the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series. To learn more about enmarket or this series, visit: www.enmarket.com

CELEBRATE READING WITH YMCA
(BRUNSWICK, GA) YMCA Hosts Celebrate Reading Day

http://goldenisles.news/news/ymca-hosts-celebrate-reading-day/article_10a5632f-1793-5570-8c9d-0dbd1741be0c.html


CHARGE!

SHARE AND LEARN WITH 1 MILLION CUPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups welcomes Jarrod Haning with MINDSET PERFORMANCE who will be speaking about his organization’s assessment tools to reveal new a set of leadership, productivity, and teamwork tools for clearing the path to run free. This is a 6-10 minute presentation followed by interactive questions and answers between the audience and speaker. 1 Million Cups will be held at Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull Street, Second Floor. Free coffee, easy on-street parking, and no cost to attend. For more information: www.1millioncups.com/savannah

CHAMBER POWER HOUR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Small Business Council announces that the SMART Luncheon Series has been rebranded as the Savannah Area Chamber Power Hour. For more info contact Stephanie Painter, Small Business and Events Manager, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, 912.644.6458 or visit www.SavannahChamber.com

HEALTHY SAVANNAH POWER HOUR 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber Power Hour is Tuesday, July 11, in the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at noon. Paula Kreissler, director of Healthy Savannah and Encourage Health, will present How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle While Working a 9-to-5-Job. $12 for Chamber members only. For details, contact Stephanie Painter at spainter@savannahchamber.com or visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-smart-luncheon-july-11/

SUMMER GADGETS

(INC) 9 Cool Products of the Summer

BOWLAPALOOZA KICKOFF AND AUCTION 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Ambucs will host its sixth Annual Celebrity BOWLAPALOOZA Kickoff Dinner and Auction Event on Wednesday, July 19, from 6-10 pm at The Savannah Golf Club on President Street. This event will be a fun evening with a full buffet dinner, DJ, silent and live suction items and a special presentation of an Amtryke (adaptive bicyle). Tickets are $40 or $350 for a table of 10. All proceeds will support Savannah Ambucus programs for people with different abilities. For more information, visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1784632051848208/?active_tab=about

LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE 
(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Developed for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a hands-on approach to learning the features and functions available to QuickBooks online users. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/july-25th-quickbooks-online-statesboro/ 

SURVIVING THE STREET
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Nine percent of runaway youth in a non-random sample of over 1,600 youth reported engaging in survival sex at some point in their lives. Survival sex includes the exchange of sex for shelter, food, drugs, or other subsistence needs. Having a safe place for youth to find shelter is so important. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON 
(BLUFFTON, S.C.) The Ladies Lowcountry Luncheon – Summer Session will be held in Bluffton at the Hampton Lakes Lakehouse on July 28 by Aunt Laurie’s. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-summer-session-tickets-35372967498

TURTLE HATCHING

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Beachside Turtle-Hatching Experience: Ossabaw Island Loggerhead Turtle Overnight Trip is August 4 – 6, 2017. www.ossabawisland.net .

SAVANNAH PR FIRM AWARDS INTERNSHIP 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC. are pleased to announce that Amanda Gall has been selected as an intern for the summer of 2017. Gall is a Savannah native and is currently attending Georgia Southern University as a junior. She is pursuing a degree in public relations with a minor in hospitality management.  Gall will work closely with the Visibility Team to gain invaluable experience as a public relations practitioner. To learn more about our internships, visit www.carriagetradepr.com

HANK AARON NEEDS A HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hank Aaron is a 3 month old white and grey male siamese kitten currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. He was rescued along with his mom and siblings from Effingham Co. Animal Control. To view Hank, his siblings, and other pets for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-045-hank-aaron/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 26, 2017

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CARS AND COFFEE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Oglethorpe Driving Club will hold its monthly “Coffee and Cars” meeting on July 1 at Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave., Savannah, GA 31406, from 7 – 11 a.m. On display will be the finest examples of classic, vintage and exotic cars from Savannah and surrounding areas. Donations will be accepted, with all proceeds benefiting Bethesda Academy. For more information about the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/186856591591/

CANFIELD MOUTHSHIELD PROGRAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, with Sandfly Family Dental, will donate custom-made mouth guards to the Bethesda Academy football team. Canfield will take impressions of the players’ teeth at Bethesda on July 27. In total, Canfield will donate $19,360 to the football players of Bethesda. The warranty also pays $1,093.75 per injured or replaced tooth and up to a maximum total liability of $35,000 per incident. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON 

(BLUFFTON, S.C.) The Ladies Lowcountry Luncheon – Summer Session will be held in Bluffton at the Hampton Lakes Lakehouse on July 28 by Aunt Laurie’s. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-summer-session-tickets-35372967498


LOCAL ARTIST IS ‘ON FIRE’

WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER VISITS SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Callie Tein, co-owner of Modern Trousseau, visited Savannah in honor of the local wedding boutique’s one-year anniversary. Tein creates one-of-a-kind wedding gowns and mother-of-the-occasion dresses for 42 locations across 23 states and five countries. Savannah is one of only six flagship locations in the Modern Trousseau brand. For more information on Callie Tein’s couture designs, visit http://www.wtoc.com/clip/13436998/modern-trousseau

STRONG, LOCAL ECONOMY PROMOTED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The mission of the Economic Development Department is to facilitate economic development activities that foster a strong local economy, spur business and job growth and provide for a better quality of life in Savannah.

http://www.savannahga.gov/index.aspx?NID=483


WHOLE FOODS PURCHASED BY AMAZON


LDSS NIGHT WITH THE SAVANNAH BANANAS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society and The Savannah Bananas on Thursday, July 6, from 7 – 10 p.m. A portion of each ticket purchased on the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) website supports the organization. Wear mismatched socks to support LDSS. For more information, visit the Facebook event at

https://www.facebook.com/events/1073241619442923/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber Power Hour is Tuesday, July 11, in the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begin at noon. Paula Kreissler, director of Healthy Savannah and Encourage Health, will present How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle While Working a 9-to-5-Job. $12 for Chamber members only. For details, contact Stephanie Painter at spainter@savannahchamber.com or visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-smart-luncheon-july-11/

DEWITT-TILTON GROUP: ‘STAR TECHNIQUES’
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kim Thomas, Director of Operations for the Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah, Georgia, received certification through the Star Building Systems’ Builder School held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Oklahoma City this June. Star Building Systems offers sophisticated building techniques that guarantee fast construction of quality buildings that are built to last, while also being cost and energy efficient, as well as easy to maintain. The four days of instruction exposed participants to the latest and greatest Star techniques. For more information about the Dewitt Tilton Group, visit: http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com

ROTARY SPONSORS TRIP TO INDIA
(CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA) Rotary District 6920 of southeast Georgia is looking for young professionals to apply for a Group Study Exchange Team that will travel to and observe previous Rotarians’ work in India at the start of 2018. The trip is sponsored by Rotary. Applicants must be 25-40 years of age and live in District 6920. Rotarians and Non-Rotarians are welcome to apply. For more information, please visit https://www.rotary.org/

NEW ASSOCIATE JOINS LOCAL DENTAL PRACTICE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Katelyn Sundin as a new associate in the practice. Sundin received her undergraduate degree in biology in 2013 and her doctorate of dental surgery in 2017, both from the University of West Virginia. She is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentistry. For more information, visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/


IMPROVING SAVANNAH AREA BUSINESS

STOP APPS FROM TRACKING YOU

(MASHABLE) Put a Stop to Apps Tracking You When You’re Not Using Them

http://mashable.com/2017/06/07/ios11/?utm_cid=hp-h-1#eLtIErLXaSqI



FURNITURE EXCHANGE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, Park Place Outreach and another local nonprofit made an arrangement that resulted in re-decorated living rooms for all three. Follow the link for more information on the trade. http://www.wtoc.com/story/35666502/good-news-furniture-for-ronald-mcdonald-house

CAMP BUDDY EFFINGHAM 
(EFFINGHAM, CO.) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host their ninth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham County from Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30. Camp Buddy runs from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. for kids ages 3 – 7 and 11 a.m.3 p.m. for kids over the age of 7. For more information, visit http://www.ldssga.org/. Camp Buddy in Chatham Co. will begin in July.

SPONSORS FOR ENMARKET BRIDGE RUN

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Enmarket Bridge Run, scheduled for Dec. 2, is calling for sponsors. This annual race over Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge is known as “the South’s toughest bridge run.” Participants can look forward to medals for all races, a costume contest, live music, free beer and Brunswick stew as part of the Michelob Ultra Post-Race Party, presented by Host South. For more information about the event and corporate sponsorships, please contact Ben Wilder at BWilder@VisitSavannah.com or 912.644.6414

(SOLD OUT) HEART DOCTOR TO OFFER HEALTH TIPS


SAVANNAH PR FIRMS NAME UGA GRAD AS INTERN 


SOCIAL MEDIA: NOT CUTTING IT 


LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE 

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Developed for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a hands-on approach to learning the features and functions available to QuickBooks online users. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/july-25th-quickbooks-online-statesboro/ 

KNOW WHY THEY’RE HAPPY


TURTLE HATCHING

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Beachside Turtle-Hatching Experience: Ossabaw Island Loggerhead Turtle Overnight Trip is August 4 – 6, 2017. www.ossabawisland.net .

JUNIOR NEEDS FOREVER HOME

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Junior, a handsome lab/hound mix who is 1-2 years old and looking for a home.  Junior is good with dogs and kids and is quick to learn and protective of his people. To view Junior and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-d-388-junior-2/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 19, 2017

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NEW ASSOCIATE JOINS LOCAL DENTAL PRACTICE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Katelyn Sundin as a new associate in the practice. Sundin received her undergraduate degree in biology in 2013 and her doctorate of dental surgery in 2017, both from the University of West Virginia. She is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentistry. For more information, visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/
Dr. Katelyn Sundin

Dr. Katelyn Sundin


FURNITURE EXCHANGE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, Park Place Outreach and another local nonprofit made an arrangement that resulted in re-decorated living rooms for all three. Follow the link for more information on the trade. http://www.wtoc.com/story/35666502/good-news-furniture-for-ronald-mcdonald-house

PERFORMANCE INITIATIVES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coach Kerri talks about Performance Initiatives programs/Coastal Empire Weightlifting Team. For more information:  www.PIFitness.org(912) 507-7106, https://youtu.be/hY1hc0wDVSg

WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER VISITS SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Callie Tein, co-owner of Modern Trousseau, visited Savannah in honor of the local wedding boutique’s one-year anniversary. Tein creates one-of-a-kind wedding gowns and mother-of-the-occasion dresses for 42 locations across 23 states and five countries. Savannah is one of only six flagship locations in the Modern Trousseau brand. For more information on Callie Tein’s couture designs, visit http://www.moderntrousseau.com/


SKYLAR LANIER RECEIVES SUMMER INTERNSHIP  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC. have selected Skylar Lanier as one of three public relations interns for the summer of 2017. Lanier grew up in Savannah and will be entering her senior year at the University of Georgia this fall. Lanier will work closely with the Visibility Team to gain invaluable experience as a public relations practitioner. To learn more about our internships, visit https://carriagetradepr.com

Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing Award Skylar Lanier Summer Internship


HERE WHO’S HIRING FOR THE SUMMER

(TIME) Here are the top 10 industries hiring for summer: http://time.com/money/4811140/10-industries-hiring-summer/?xid=newsletter-brief


TURTLE HATCHING

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Beachside Turtle-Hatching Experience: Ossabaw Island Loggerhead Turtle Overnight Trip is August 4 – 6, 2017. www.ossabawisland.net .

CORPORATION VS. LLC

(SAVANNAH, GA) The CFO Council hosts legal expert Jeffery Williamson at the Wednesday, June 21 monthly meeting, 7 a.m., The Coastal Georgia Center. Presentation topic: Corporations Versus LLCs: Which Entity Is Best For Asset Protection? For more information or to RSVP, visit https://sites.google.com/site/savcfocouncil/

APPLY FOR LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Savannah 2017-18. To apply, visit  www.leadershipsavannah.org and click on the Apply button. Applications will be accepted through June 23.

LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE
(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Developed for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a hands-on approach to learning the features and functions available to QuickBooks online users. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/july-25th-quickbooks-online-statesboro/

SUMMER SIZZLER 5K

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah’s Summer Sizzler 5K will be held Saturday, June 24, at JC Cannon Fields on Wilmington Island. The 2017 Summer Sizzler is the only professionally timed 5K race in the Savannah area in the month of June. The finish line party is a family friendly event that includes cool summer treats and a special awards presentation to age group winners. In place of traditional medals, winners are given summer themed ceramic medals hand painted by Horizons students. For more information, call 961-8854 or visit www.sizzler5k.org

INSTAGRAM AND FACE FILTERS


STEAM FEST 2017 COMING
(SAVANNAH, GA) STEAM Fest is set for Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Georgia Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah. For details, visit

CAMP BUDDY EFFINGHAM 
(EFFINGHAM, CO.) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host their ninth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham County from Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30. Camp Buddy runs from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. for kids ages 3 – 7 and 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for kids over the age of 7. For more information, visit http://www.ldssga.org/ Camp Buddy in Chatham Co. will begin in July.

HEART DOCTOR TO OFFER HEALTH TIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Robert Rollings will present “Seven Ways Your Heart Health is Linked to a Healthy Lifestyle” on June 27 at the second lecture of the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series. The lunchtime event will be hosted in the auditorium of the Savannah Morning News. Rollings is a cardiologist certified in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology who practices at Memorial Savannah Cardiology. During this event a $1,000 Encourage Health grant will be presented to the Savannah Striders for promoting an active lifestyle. To RSVP for this free event: http://healthysavannah.org/events/7-ways-your-heart-health-is-linked-to-a-healthy-lifestyle/

SMALL BUSINESS COUNCIL SMART LUNCHEON
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Council Smart Luncheon is Tuesday, July 11 in the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begins at noon. Paula Kreissler, director of Healthy Savannah and Encourage Health, will present How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle While Working a 9-to-5-Job. $12 for Chamber members only. For details, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-smart-luncheon-july-11/

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SPONSORS FOR ENMARKET BRIDGE RUN 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Enmarket Bridge Run, scheduled for Dec. 2, is calling for sponsors. This annual race over Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge is known as “the South’s toughest bridge run.” Participants can look forward to medals for all races, a costume contest, live music, free beer and Brunswick stew as part of the Michelob Ultra Post-Race Party, presented by Host South. For more information about the event and corporate sponsorships, please contact Ben Wilder at BWilder@VisitSavannah.com or 912.644.6414

JOIN SPEED NETWORKING EVENT 

SAVING FOR RETIREMENT AT AGE 50
(TIME) If you haven’t started saving for retirement, there is still hope. Read the full article at

http://time.com/money/4798284/retirement-saving-401k/?xid=newsletter-brief


CATSINO ROYALE TO BENEFIT ANIMALS 
(SAVANNAH,GA) Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire is hosting their annual auction on Saturday, Aug. 26at Savannah Station (601 Cohen Street) from 7 – 11 p.m. To purchase $45 tickets or for more information, visit http://www.friendsofanimalscoastalga.org/


PET RESCUE INTRODUCES ‘RAINBOW’

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Rainbow, a male shorthaired kitten who was rescued with his five siblings at 2 days old. Rainbow was born to mother, Sky, and is in need of a forever home. To view Rainbow or any other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-037-rainbow/


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

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COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


RIBBON CUTTING FOR CINNAMON BEAR
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Cinnamon Bear Stores, a family-owned group of high-end gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years, will open its fifth location on Tuesday, June 13, at Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn St. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m.; food and refreshments will be available for guests. To celebrate the grand opening, Cinnamon Bear’s owners will donate a percentage of total sales for the month of June to the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield and will offer a 15 percent discount during the grand opening day to those with a valid military ID. For more information, visit https://cinnamonbearstores.com
The Cinnamon Bear Stores

The Cinnamon Bear Team


WEBSITE LAUNCHED
(SAVANNAH, GA) First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville, Ga., is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, http://fpcahinesville.com/. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the site features up-to-date technology and easy functionality that allow school administrators to make their own routine updates. For more information, visit speros.com

Pictured left to right: Chris Sotus, Resident Director for Merrill Lynch presented a $12,500 check from Bank of America to Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter.


LEADERSHIP PRESENTATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Pictured from left to right are Toby Browne Jr., vice president of the Exchange Club of Savannah, Michael Hughes, president of Bethesda Academy and Larry Reid, president of the Exchange Club. Hughes discussed his vision for the future of Bethesda Academy and the new direction the curriculum will take in 2018 when it will focus intensely on #LEADERSHIP. For more information, visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org


APPLY FOR LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Savannah 2017-18. To apply, visit  www.leadershipsavannah.org and click on the Apply button. Applications will be accepted through June 23.

SMALL BUSINESS COUNCIL SMART LUNCHEON
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Council Smart Luncheon is Tuesday, July 11 in the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program begins at noon. Paula Kreissler, director of Healthy Savannah and Encourage Health, will present How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle While Working a 9-to-5-Job. $12 for Chamber members only. For details, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-smart-luncheon-july-11/

YOUTH PASTOR TO ENTREPRENEUR

(FORBES) Learn how one entrepreneur built a six-figure speaking business online. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jrose/2017/06/05/how-to-get-paid-speaking/#328016fc5193

CAMP BUDDY EFFINGHAM
(EFFINGHAM, CO.) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host their ninth annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Effingham County from Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30. Camp Buddy runs from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. for kids ages 3 – 7 and 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for kids over the age of 7. For more information, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

Camp Buddy in Chatham Co. will begin in July.


GAME-CHANGING TIPS FOR GETTING DIVORCED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Going through a divorce? Sam Hubbard of Coastal Divorce Advisors shares his four game-changing tips for those in the midst of a divorce. To ensure a successful outcome, you’ll need steady financials, a team of experts, a fair mindset and a strong focus. For more tips and suggestions, check out

SPONSORS FOR ENMARKET BRIDGE RUN  

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Enmarket Bridge Run is calling for sponsors. Taking place on December 2, this annual race over Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge is known as “the South’s toughest bridge run.” Participants can look forward to medals for all races, a costume contest, live music, free beer and Brunswick stew as part of the Michelob Ultra Post-Race Party, presented by Host South. For more information about event and corporate sponsorships, please contact Ben Wilder at BWilder@VisitSavannah.com or 912.644.6414


SUSTAINABLE COAST CONFERENCE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Center for a Sustainable Coast is hosting a celebration and conference on Saturday, June 17, to acknowledge 20 years of protecting Georgia’s coast. The program will discuss a retrospective of Georgia’s coastal issues and the profound challenges that lie ahead. This year’s keynote speaker will be Professor Geoffrey Heal discussing “How Neglecting Nature Threatens Our Prosperity.” The event is open to the public. Fee is $20 and includes buffet. RSVP here: 912-506-5088,   https://www.facebook.com/Center-for-a-Sustainable-Coast-141003446180/timeline/ and www.sustainablecoast.org

KEEP UP WITH VIDEO CALLING

(MASHABLE) WhatsApp is What’s New In Video Calling
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Creative Coast and Bull Street Labs are pleased to announce the recent hire of Courtnay Coco Papy as Community Manager.  She comes to The Creative Coast and Bull Street Labs with a background in community organizing, education and communications. For more information, visit

the Bull Street Labs and Creative Coast websites at http://bullstreetlabs.com and


CHANGES TO GEORGIA BANKING LAW
(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) PNC Bank National Association v. Smith found that lenders must comply with the confirmation statute before they can pursue borrowers or guarantors for further deficiencies after foreclosures. They also found that guarantors and borrowers could waive the requirement that lenders do so (there was no such mention of this ability to waive confirmation protection in the original statute). Find out more changes to the Georgia Banking Law from this decision: http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/changes-to-georgia-banking-law-from-the-recent-georgia-pnc-bank-case

CITY MOVES FORWARD WITH ARENA PLANS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah City Council is moving forward with plans for a new arena and build-out of the surrounding Canal District. Savannah City Manager is recommending approval of a $1.7 million design services contract with engineering firm Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung International Inc. Follow link for more details: http://savannahga.gov/CivicAlerts/SingleAlertItem?alertID=1565

HEART DOCTOR TO OFFER HEALTH TIPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Robert Rollings will present “Seven Ways Your Heart Health is Linked to a Healthy Lifestyle” on June 27 at the second lecture of the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series. The lunchtime event will be hosted in the auditorium of the Savannah Morning News. Rollings is a cardiologist certified in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology who practices at Memorial Savannah Cardiology. During this event a $1,000 Encourage Health grant will be presented to the Savannah Striders for promoting an active lifestyle. To RSVP for this free event:  http://healthysavannah.org/events/7-ways-your-heart-health-is-linked-to-a-healthy-lifestyle/

TUESDAYS AT TYBEE POST THEATRE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Beginning June 13, the Gray’s Reef Film Series returns through August 1. Movies begin at 7 p.m.  For more details, visit http://graysreef.noaa.gov/

JOIN SPEED NETWORKING EVENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Make a connection with other Chamber members on Wednesday, Aug. 30, Savannah Morning News Auditorium. Attendees will have 30 seconds to present who they are and what their company does. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m., and the program starts at 9 a.m. $15 for each Chamber member. To learn more or to RSVP: http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=54

DO YOU KNOW YOUR MONEY?
(TIME) 7 Great Podcasts That Will Teach You Something About Money

IGNORING STORMWATER RUNOFF LAWS?
(THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP) The City of Savannah and Chatham County have regulations to control and minimize the adverse impacts of land development and to control post-construction stormwater runoff rates, volumes and pollutant loads on development and redevelopment sites. If your development process violates the Stormwater Management Ordinance, the local government can order you to stop work, withhold certificate of occupancy, revoke permits and even impose civil and criminal penalties. For more information, visit

RIDE PUBLIC TRANSIT JUNE 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chatham Area Transit announces that it will join other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the twelfth annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 15. For details, visit http://www.catchacat.org/getting-around/dump-the-pump-day/

MISSION OF SAVANNAH JAYCEES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and President of Savannah Jaycees, highlights the mission of the Jaycees organization, “to inspire leadership through community involvement”, and the way the Savannah Chapter reaches out to the community to fulfill it. To see the full talk:

JOB OPPORTUNITY: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Film Office is seeking an administrative assistant. The position will start in July. Please send resumes to nparenti@filmsavannah.org. Job submissions will close on June 16. For details about the job, https://www.savannahfilm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Film-Admin-Asst-Job_Revised_May2017.pdf

STEAM FEST 2017

(SAVANNAH, GA) STEAM Fest is set for Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Georgia Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah. For details, visit

IMPROVE BUSINESS OUTCOMES

(STATESBORO, GA)  The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern present a class on June 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  This workshop covers important tools and resources a business owner needs to establish a solid foundation during its early formative years.  For more information, visit http://www.georgiasbdc.org/starting-a-business-course/ 

CORPORATION VS. LLC

(SAVANNAH, GA) The CFO Council hosts legal expert Jeffery Williamson at the Wednesday, June 21 monthly meeting, 7 a.m., The Coastal Georgia Center. Presentation topic: Corporations Versus LLCs: Which Entity Is Best For Asset Protection? For more information or to RSVP, visit https://sites.google.com/site/savcfocouncil/

$1 MILLION
(ROTARY) Local Rotary Clubs Complete $1 Million Humanitarian Project in Southern India with Support from The Rotary Foundation and Rotary Clubs Abroad

http://goldenisles.news/news/rotary-club-of-st-simons-aids-indian-programs/article_86a242db-4dae-5117-b31b-0aed97f7b49c.html


JUNE’S YAPPY HOUR

(SAVANNAH, GA) Subaru of Hilton Head will host its June Yappy hour at New River Auto Mall on June 14, 5-7pm.  This monthly event benefits Southeastern Guide Dogs and Savannah Puppy Raisers. Yappy Hour is BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) with puppies on site from Savannah Puppy Raisers. Monetary and puppy item donations, especially of puppy training treats, are welcome at the event. Follow the link to a video with more information:

SUMMER SIZZLER 5K
(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah’s Summer Sizzler 5K will be held Saturday, June 24 at JC Cannon Fields on Wilmington Island. The 2017 Summer Sizzler is the only professionally timed 5K race in the Savannah area in the month of June. The finish line party is a family friendly event that includes cool summer treats and a special awards presentation to age group winners. In place of traditional medals, winners are given summer themed ceramic medals hand painted by Horizons students. For more information, call 961-8854 or visit sizzler5k.org

CHARITY DATE NIGHT AUCTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are now accepting nominations for Savannah area singles to be featured in the 2017 Charity Date Night Auction. The fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction will be held on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos,” located at 314 Williamson St, Savannah, GA 31401. To be considered, email nominations to the Savannah Jaycees at savannahjaycees@gmail.com. Nominations should include name, age, contact information, ideal date and an attached headshot.

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CATSINO ROYALE TO BENEFIT ANIMALS

(SAVANNAH,GA) Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire is hosting their annual auction on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Savannah Station (601 Cohen Street) from 7 – 11 p.m. To purchase $45 tickets or for more information, visit http://www.friendsofanimalscoastalga.org/ 


MEET IKE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Ike, a male Siberian husky who is about 2 years old. Ike is a recent rescue to CPR. He has lots of energy and gets along well with other dogs. To view Ike and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-115-ike/