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

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE REBRANDS
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) In celebration of their 15th anniversary, Peacock Automotive has rebranded New River Auto Mall and is now doing business at Peacock Auto Mall: https://youtu.be/NQqN5C8qt0s
Were you spotted at the unveiling event? http://beta.spotted.blufftontoday.com/galleries?groupId=687596

HEART BALL 2018

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) As the Legacy Sponsor, Audi Hilton Head, hosted the theme unveiling party for the American Heart Association – Southern Coast’s 2018 Heart Ball. View the announcement of the 2018 theme at: https://youtu.be/86TzVJMrRNg

SPEROS UPDATES REALTORS’ TRAINING FACILITIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area REALTORS® is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive upgrade of its corporate training and meeting facilities. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the upgrade has brought up-to-date technology and ease of functionality to multiple areas used for learning services and video conferencing. For more information, visit http://www.Speros.com

CFO MEMBERS: KEYS TO IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The CFO Council of Savannah announces plans for their upcoming meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 a.m. at The Georgia Coastal Center, 305 Fahm St. Communications expert, author and career coach Mary Nestor will share practical tips and scripts from her new book “Say It Now! Say It Right!” that you can use to eliminate elephants, avoid bad decisions and transform fence-sitters into devoted followers. Free of charge for members. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit https://sites.google.com/site/savcfocouncil/

BEER, GUYS & CIGARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire announces plans for their 3rd Annual Beer, Guys & Cigars at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf & Spa Resort on Oct. 8 and 9Sunday evening is all about the brews, food, auction items and cigars. Monday is the annual golf tournament with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. All proceeds benefit critically ill children and their families. For more information or to buy tickets, visit

http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/events/beer-guys-cigars/


NATURAL OILS EVENT TO BENEFIT HOSPICE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the owners of LaTerra Natural Oils at 1520 Bull St. on the evening of Friday, Oct. 6, as they host a tasting and art show to benefit not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. Enjoy appetizers and refreshments, taste premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars and view the exquisite paintings of Mary Ellen McLaughlin. A portion of all product and art sales as well as proceeds from the raffle of a gift basket will be donated. Find out more at www.Facebook.com/hospicesavannahinc/events


PARK PLACE OUTREACH SERVES 125 to 150 KIDS AND TEENS EACH YEAR
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) The shelter at Park Place Outreach can hold 12 clients at any given time, with four beds reserved to guarantee no child in need of emergency shelter is ever turned away. Park Place also provides comprehensive outreach services designed to prevent runaways and homelessness. Through these outreach efforts, Park Place reaches approximately 2,600 kids and teenagers each year. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

LEARN TO CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY FOR YOUR BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Social media expert Lisa Kandra will presents her national program designed to teach business owners how they can leverage social media by implementing a strategy focused on goals and results. For more information, visit  https://www.georgiasbdc.org/creating-a- social-media- strategy-for- your-business/

WHITE DOESN’T MEAN CAVITY FREE
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) Remember, whitening treatments can create a beautiful, confident smile, but they don’t result in healthy teeth. To prevent cavities, practice good dental hygiene at home and visit your dental hygienist regularly. For more information, visithttp://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

ACHIEVE FINANCIAL SUCCESS
(SOUTH MAG) Coastal Capital Management, locally owned and operated, provides informed financial advice. If you were to ask Sam Hubbard to define “financial success” on his own terms, you might be surprised to learn that this Savannah native’s answer is actually quite simple – good news for those of us who still have trouble counting out the correct change for a slice at Vinnie’s. http://www.southmag.com/Coastal-Capital-Management/

DRONES ASSESSING HURRICANE DAMAGE

(INC) Drone Companies Assessing Damage After Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

https://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/storm-damage-irma-harvey-drones.html?cid=hmside4


$90,000 FUNDRAISING GOAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce that its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will sell Light The Night paper icons from Sept. 5 – 3 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night event. The paper icon, which represents the light of hope in the cure for blood cancers, sells for $1 and is personalized with the donor’s name. The icons will be displayed on surfaces inside enmarket stations. The company has set a goal to raise $90,000 in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and improve the lives of patients and their families. For more information, visit http://www.lls.org/georgia/article/georgia-chapter-local-news?src1=22191&src2=


H.U.G.S 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 https://www.headsupsavannah.org or call 912-507-3662.

POSTPONED: THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Due to Hurricane Irma, Savannah magazine has postponed the annual Best of Savannah Party, Thursday, Sept. 14, 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 and updates on the reschedule or to buy tickets to the Best of Savannah Party, visit https://savannahmagazine.com

IPHONE CHANGES SEPTEMBER 19
(BUSINESS INSIDER) 13 Ways Your iPhone Will Change on September 19

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-top-13-ways-your-iphone-is-going-to-change-in-ios-11-2017-6


FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, Sept. 21, join Union Mission at Ghost Coast Distillery for food, music and fun to support an end to homelessness in Savannah. The event “Friends with Benefits” will benefit the work of Union Mission and offer guests a chance to learn more about how community support helps reduce homelessness. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with live music from Junkyard Angel followed by tunes spun by DJ Ob-1 Benobi. Chazitos and Little Diddles Sweetery will be cooking for the event, with signature cocktails created by Ghost Coast Distillery using their own spirits. Entry tickets are $12 and can be purchased at https://www.cityspin.com/savannah/e/friends-with-benefits

CELEBRATE SAVANNAH SPORTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council will host its 2017 Georgia Power Golf Classic & Sports Awards Luncheon on Sept. 26 and 28, respectively. Register for both events at http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Registration-Form2017.pdf

NETWORKING: SAVANNAH STYLE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber’s 3rd annual Taste of the Lowcountry Business Connection is set for Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Savannah Bend Marina, 188 Old Tybee Road in Thunderbolt. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/taste-lowcountry-business-connection-september-28/

THRIVE CONFERENCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Friday, Sept. 29, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE chapter will host the first THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference. The conference will feature a series of thought-provoking keynote speakers and five breakout sessions that will cover 20 topics, including Cynthia Wright, with Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, to discuss social media. For more information, please visit http://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/thrive-lowcountry-womens-summit/ To register, please visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eedzcijv9ff2e23e&oseq=&c=&ch

ARE YOU MAKING THESE GRAMMAR MISTAKES?
(INC) Incredibly Common Grammar Mistakes

https://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/more-incredibly-common-grammar-mistakes-to-drive-y.html?cid=hmside1


LDSS BUDDY WALK 2017
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Buddy Walk for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed immediately by a Family Fun Festival. This one-mile fundraising event raises awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. To learn more about the Buddy Walk or to register, visit https://www.facebook.com/lowcountrydownsyndromesociety/

SAVANNAH GREEK FESTIVAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 through Saturday, Oct. 14 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. The 67th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit www.savannahgreekfest.com

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/

SPONSORS NEEDED FOR JAYCEES ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are seeking sponsors for their 75th Anniversary gala on Saturday, Oct. 21. For more information on sponsorship levels and needs, please contact Cynthia Wright at savannahjaycees@gmail.com or 912-856-9075

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

SUPERCHARGE YOUR DAY


BOY SCOUTS TO HOST HOLIDAY AUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the annual Holiday Auction hosted by Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will take place at 6 p.m. at the Landings Plantation Club. Your support of the Holiday Auction will help pay for inner city kids 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. 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 sponsor.

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED TO HELP AT- RISK TEENS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter needs auction items for its gala on Friday, Feb. 2. Park Place is a temporary residential home for at-risk kids and teens ages 11-17 at 514 E. Henry St. Please call (912) 234-4048 to coordinate or visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/

FREESPIRIT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Freespirit is a 2 year old, female, American Staffordshire Terrier available for adoption. She does well in a crate and loves to play with her foster puppy siblings. Freespirit loves to cuddle and is good with other dogs and children. To view Freespirit and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-119-free-spirit/


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Savannah Area REALTORS® Remodels Training Facility with New Technology

Savannah Area REALTORS® Remodels Training Facility with New Technology

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area REALTORS® is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive technology upgrade to its corporate training and meeting facilities, located at 7015 Hodgson Memorial Drive.

Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the upgrade has brought up-to-date technology and ease of functionality to the institute’s wide range of in-house and distance learning courses. The improvements include new infrastructure including HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) video and a comprehensive wireless gateway, along with intuitive, advanced hardware ranging from projectors to monitors, touch panel controls, and an advanced presentation system.

“This was a comprehensive project that gave SAR the technology backbone it needed to conduct training and business in a smarter, more productive way,” said Rik LaSpisa, account executive for Speros. “One of the most impressive upgrades is an advanced touch controlled presentation system with integrated video that allows individuals to interactively tour a listed home, and which also provides video teleconferencing capabilities.”

The advanced presentation system is ideal for the software that allows users to interactively explore properties, and the integral HD camera and microphone make the presentation system a complete video teleconferencing tool.

“The touch interactivity of the presentation system brings a sense of virtual realization that a standard computer monitor can’t provide,” said Patrick Kelley, who serves as director of the Savannah Multi-List Corporation, a division of the Savannah Area REALTORS®. “We can also add annotations over maps and drawings as well as save satellite pictures and email them right from the video monitor.”

In another classroom, Speros installed a new wall-mounted touch-screen system controller that simultaneously deploys a large video screen and video projector as well as four large video monitors for those seated in the back of the room. The simple, effective control system and wireless gateway allow instructors to bring any device to teach the class.

“In the past, our staff was continuously called upon to operate the audiovisual equipment for a class,” Kelley said. “Now, students can clearly see and hear the presentation and the instructors can easily display their content regardless of the type of computer or phone they bring to class.”

The upgrade also includes updates to a board conference meeting space, along with new Wi-Fi access points that are secure and have separate corporate and guest Wi-Fi portals that retain high and consistent strengths, regardless of the number of students attending classes or number of devices used across the institute’s classrooms and conference rooms.

Patrick Kelley at Savannah Board of Realtors Showing New Technology upgrades by Speros

Patrick Kelley at Savannah Board of Realtors Showing New Technology upgrades by Speros

ABOUT THE SAVANNAH AREA REALTORS
The Savannah Area REALTORS® (SAR) is the trade association for REALTORS® in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties, representing approximately 1,700 members. The organization is committed to serving as a valuable resource to its members and the public. Its mission is to educate and promote the highest professional and ethical standards and to address the changing needs of members while protecting private property rights.

MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS
Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Speros team members continually stay updated on leading-edge, certified technologies to maximize solutions and ensure businesses succeed in this fast-paced, technology-driven world. For more information, visit speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com.

CONTACT
Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer
Speros
kfletchers@speros.com
912.354.8900

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-665-0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.
912-844-9990
VisTeam@carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 5, 2017

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE 15th ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, Sept. 7,  Peacock Automotive will host an unveiling event for its rebranding of the New River Auto Mall. A new name and logo will be released in recognition of Peacock Automotive’s 15th anniversary. The unveiling will take place at Audi Hilton Head at 137 Auto Mall Boulevard in Hardeeville, S.C. During the event, the American Heart Association will announce the gala theme for the 21st Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. Audi Hilton Head is the Legacy Sponsor for the Heart Ball, which will be held on Feb. 5. For more information on the Heart Ball, visit www.southerncoastheartball.org. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
Peacock Automotive Logo

SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL GIVES BACK 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon presented numerous donated food items to Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program. From peanut butter, granola bars, peanut butter crackers and macaroni and cheese, to cereal, juice boxes and water, non-perishable items were donated to help provide children who are at risk for hunger a safe haven during the school year where they can get nutritious food. For more information on Canfield’s offices, visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/. For more information on the Kids Cafe, visit http://support.helpendhunger.org/home.cfm/page/Our_Programs/Program/Kids_Cafe.html

MILLION DOLLAR IDEA

(SOUTHERN GATEWAY PRODUCTION SERVICES) A common dream for many writers includes selling movie rights. But what if that happens in real life? How do you protect your idea or know how much it’s worth? For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com


SEND FOOD TO HURRICANE VICTIMS 

(SAVANNAH / HOUSTON) Second Harvest Food Bank is paying it forward! In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the Houston Food Bank came to the aid of Savannah locals by sending a truck full of food for those displaced by storm damage. It’s our turn to return the favor. Second Harvest will be collecting food to send to Houston and we need your help. America’s Second Harvest and local Bank of America locations will be collecting the following items that will be boxed up by volunteers and delivered to the Houston Food Bank. Please drop off the following items at any local Bank of America or at Second Harvest on President Street to help our friends in Houston: (SEE ITEMS) https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/how-savannah-can-help-houston/


ENMARKET SELLING ‘LIGHT THE NIGHT’ BALLOONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce that all of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will sell Light The Night paper icons from September 5 – 31, 2017 in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night event. The paper icon, which represents the light of hope in the cure for blood cancers, can be purchased for $1 and personalized with the donor’s name. The icons will be displayed on surfaces inside participating enmarket stations. The company has set an aggressive goal to raise $90,000 in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and improve the lives of patients and their families. For more information, visit http://www.lls.org/georgia/article/georgia-chapter-local-news?src1=22191&src2=

FACEBOOK VS. SNAPCHAT

(INC) Facebook is Losing Steam With Teens
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Friday, September 29, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE chapter will host the first THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference. The conference will feature a series of thought-provoking keynote speakers and five breakout sessions that will cover 20 topics, including Cynthia Wright, with Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, to discuss social media.  For more information, please visit  http://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/thrive-lowcountry-womens-summit/  To register, please visithttps://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eedzcijv9ff2e23e&oseq=&c=&ch

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, Sept. 21, join Union Mission at Ghost Coast Distillery for food, music and fun to support an end to homelessness in Savannah. The event “Friends with Benefits” will benefit the work of Union Mission and offer guests a chance to learn more about how community support helps reduce homelessness. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with live music from Junkyard Angel followed by tunes spun by DJ Ob-1 Benobi. Chazitos and Little Diddles Sweetery will be cooking for the event, with signature cocktails created by Ghost Coast Distillery using their own spirits. Entry tickets are $12 and can be purchased at  https://www.cityspin.com/savannah/e/friends-with-benefits


THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah magazine announces plans for the annual Best of Savannah Party, Thursday, Sept. 14 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


SAVANNAH GREEK FESTIVAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 through Saturday, Oct. 14 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. The 67th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit www.savannahgreekfest.com

MILLIONS OF HOMELESS TEENS HIT THE STREET

(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Between 1.6 and 2.8 million kids and teenagers run away in a year. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org


ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

(ROTARY) Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/barry-rassin-of-the-rotary-club-of-east-nassau-new-providence-bahamas-is-the-selection-of-the-nominating-committee-for-president-of-rotary-international-for-2018-19/


NETWORKING: SAVANNAH STYLE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber’s 3rd annual Taste of the Lowcountry Business Connection is set for Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Savannah Bend Marina. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/taste-lowcountry-business-connection-september-28/


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/


WILLING TO SERVE?

(SBJ) Public invited to apply for boards, commissions, and authorities.

SPONSORS NEEDED FOR JAYCEES ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are seeking sponsors for the 75th Anniversary gala to take place on Saturday, October 21. For more information on sponsorship levels and needs, please contact Cynthia Wright at savannahjaycees@gmail.com or 912-856-9075

CELEBRATE SAVANNAH SPORTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council will host its 2017 Georgia Power Golf Classic & Sports Awards Luncheon on Sept. 26 and 28, respectively. Register for both events at http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Registration-Form2017.pdf


BAD HABITS YOU NEED TO QUIT?

(MASHABLE) Stop Bad Habits with this Shock Inducing Wristband: http://mashable.com/2017/08/25/pavlok-electro-wristband-shock-therapy-bad-habits/?utm_cid=hp-r-3#_XFqrEXLamqk


SAVANNAH IS TOPS

(U.S. NEWS) Savannah is the #1 travel spot this fall
(WSAV) Boasso America entered a guilty plea for transporting and dumping hazardous waste in a Savannah neighborhood. http://wsav.com/2017/08/26/louisiana-company-pleads-guilty-to-dumping-hazardous-waste-in-savannah/


BETHESDA LEADERSHIP TRAINING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy has announced a new Leadership Development Program to be introduced into the school’s curriculum. The sequenced, age-appropriate program will be integrated into the Bethesda curriculum for all students from grades six through 12 with academic classes. Staying true to the vision of founder the Rev. George Whitefield, the leadership curriculum will have three tiers: Leadership Training, Experiential Learning with opportunities to practice/apply leadership skills, and an Expert Speaker and Conference series where successful leaders from all walks of life share their wisdom with Bethesda students. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org


10 WAYS TO UTILIZE WORKERS WITH DIFFERENT ABILITIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Joe Marchese, past president and founding member of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), will be the keynote speaker for ‘Power Hour,’ presented by the Savannah Area Chamber’s Small Business Council on Tuesday, Sept. 12. His presentation will highlight the “Top Ten Ways to Contract and Utilize Workers with Different Abilities.” RSVP: http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=61For more info contact spainter@savannahchamber.com


HEAR STORY OF NEW MEADERY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The mind behind South Carolina’s first production Meadery will speak at 1 Million Cups on Sept. 6. Mead, an ancient fermented beverage made from honey, is experiencing exponential growth in the craft beverage sector. Learn about this new regional business, sourcing honey from beekeepers throughout the Southeast, as it enters the market. 1 Million Cups is held from 9-10 a.m. every Wednesday at Bull Street Labs on the second floor at 2222 Bull St. There is free coffee, easy on-street parking and no cost to attend.  http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah


ABBIE DELOACH FUNDRAISER

(SAVANNAH, GA) All Robert W. Groves Alumni are invited to an Epic All-Class High School Reunion. The Abbie DeLoach Foundation will host an afternoon of food, football and fun on Sept. 9. History is being made by uniting not only a high school but a community. Buy tickets online. Each ticket includes a $25 donation to the Foundation. Abbie DeLoach was one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students who were killed in a car-truck accident on Interstate 16 on April 22, 2015. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rw-groves-alumni-for-abbie-tickets-36939272358?aff=alumniforabbie


TALKING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(FORBES) How Openly Should Entrepreneurs Share Their Ideas
(SAVANNAH, GA) In celebration of 36 years of service, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is hosting an all-day volunteer pack-a-thon on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.The goal is to pack 3,600 food boxes for hungry people in our community. Volunteer your time at https://helpendhunger.volunteermatrix.com


FREE TRIP TO INDIA

(ROTARY DISTRICT 6920) Seeking Rotarians and non Rotarians to submit an application for a month-long trip to India starting in mid January 2018. Applications due before Sept. 15https://youtu.be/xHNDa88ktD4

CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn from social media expert Lisa Kandra as she presents her national program designed to teach business owners how they can leverage social media by implementing a strategy focused on goals and getting results. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/creating-a- social-media- strategy-for- your-business/

LDSS BUDDY WALK 2017

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Buddy Walk for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed immediately by a Family Fun Festival. This one-mile fundraising event raises awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. To learn more about the Buddy Walk or to register, visit https://www.facebook.com/lowcountrydownsyndromesociety/

ARE YOU MAKING THESE GRAMMAR MISTAKES?

(INC) Incredibly Common Grammar Mistakes

SLAM POETRY AND WEIGHTLIFTING
(PERFORMANCE INITIATIVES) Nia Walker wrote this poem in a Slam Poetry class at her school, Savannah Classical Academy. Performance Initiatives partners with our members schools and families to provide after school programs that will assist youth in building confidence and reaching their potential on and off the platform. Nia is quick to credit our volunteers in helping her learn to read and excel.
PI programs are provided through partnerships in our community and your support.


SPONSORS NEEDED FOR JAYCEES ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are seeking sponsors for their 75th Anniversary gala on Saturday, Oct. 21. For more information, please contact Cynthia Wright at savannahjaycees@gmail.com or 912-856-9075


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

HOLIDAY AUCTION HOSTED BY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the annual Holiday Auction hosted by Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will take place at 6 p.m. at the Landings Plantation Club. Your support of the Holiday Auction will help pay for inner city kids 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. 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 sponsor.


AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED TO HELP AT- RISK TEENS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter needs auction items for its gala on Friday, Feb. 2. Park Place is a temporary residential home for at-risk kids and teens ages 11-17 at 514 E. Henry St. Please call (912) 234-4048 to coordinate or visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/


INTRODUCING ZSA ZSA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue is introducing Zsa Zsa, a 5-year-old female retriever mix. Zsa Zsa is a medium size dog who was recently returned to Coastal Pet Rescue by her owners who could no longer keep her. She is waiting for her forever home. To view Zsa Zsa and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-071-zsa-zsa/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 28, 2017

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10 WAYS TO UTILIZE WORKERS WITH DIFFERENT ABILITIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Joe Marchese, past president and founding member of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), will be the keynote speaker for ‘Power Hour,’ presented by the Savannah Area Chamber’s Small Business Council on Tuesday, Sept. 12. His presentation will highlight the “Top Ten Ways to Contract and Utilize Workers with Different Abilities.” RSVP: http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=61For more info contact spainter@savannahchamber.com.


ENMARKET & HEALTHY SAVANNAH: $1,000 GRANT 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Urban Garden Alliance received an Encourage Health grant of $1,000 during the third lecture of the enmarket 2017 Encourage Health Education Series. The garden alliance works to increase access to local, healthy food by promoting gardening and raising awareness for the benefits of homegrown food. It is one of four local nonprofit groups to receive grants during the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series. For more information, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com.

ENTERTAINMENT TAX CREDITS
(SOUTHERN GATEWAY PRODUCTION SERVICES) The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office offers production incentives worth up to 30 percent of production expenditures for qualifying projects. To check on whether your project qualifies, visit, http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com

AUDI HILTON HEAD DEALERSHIP 

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive broke ground Aug. 22 on its new 30,000-square-foot Audi Hilton Head dealership at the New River Auto Mall. PHOTOS: 
http://beta.spotted.blufftontoday.com/mediadetail/31069242?channel=26609&gId=686516Estimated cost of the new facility is $6 million, and it is expected to create 20 jobs. Construction will begin immediately and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2018.  Visit  http://www.audihiltonhead.com/, or call (843) 208-1258.

COMMUNITY GIVING DAY FOR HEALTHY SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah is the recipient of Whole Foods Market Savannah 5% Day. The Community Giving Day is Thursday, Aug. 31, and 5% of the entire day’s net sales will be donated to Healthy Savannah. Whole Foods Market Savannah is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store is located at 1815 Victory Dr. For more information, call (912) 272-9494or visit http://healthysavannah.org

SPONSORS NEEDED FOR JAYCEES ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are seeking sponsors for the 75th Anniversary gala to take place on Saturday, October 21. For more information on sponsorship levels and needs, please contact Cynthia Wright at savannahjaycees@gmail.com or 912-856-9075

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED TO HELP AT- RISK TEENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter needs auction items for its gala on Friday, February 2. Park Place is a temporary residential home for at-risk kids and teens ages 11-17 at 514 E. Henry St. Please call (912) 234-4048 to coordinate or visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/

SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING TRENDS
(INC) With so many marketing tactics to choose from, creating your own marketing plan can be challenging.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

(THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP) It may be time to schedule a commercial construction preventive maintenance visit. If you never bother to have your HVAC cleaned or don’t think your restaurant construction budget allows for an annual jetting of the pipes, you could be in for a world of hurt and lost revenue. On average, preventive maintenance costs are far lower than the cost to replace major equipment. For more information, visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

HEALING PROPERTIES, THINGS TO KNOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) Verdant Kitchen™ Co-Founder and CEO Ross Harding Speaks on the Healing Properties of Ginger and Turmeric During August 22 Encourage Health Education Lecture. For more information, visit enmarket.com

HEAR THE DETAILS OF SOUTH CAROLINA’S FIRST PRODUCTION MEADERY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The mind behind South Carolina’s first production Meadery will speak at 1 Million Cups on Sept. 6. Mead, an ancient fermented beverage made from honey, is experiencing exponential growth in the craft beverage sector. Learn about this new regional business, sourcing honey from beekeepers throughout the Southeast, as it enters the market. 1 Million Cups is held from 9-10 a.m. every Wednesday at Bull Street Labs on the second floor at 2222 Bull St. There is free coffee, easy on-street parking and no cost to attend. http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

FRUIT JUICE MAY HARM CHILDREN’S TEETH

(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) The Academy of Pediatrics recommends that fruit juice not be given to children under 12 months of age. The high levels of sugar found in these juices can be harmful to young ones’ teeth. Fruit juice intake for older children should also be limited. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/


LEND A HAND

(SAVANNAH, GA) In celebration of 36 years of service, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is hosting an all-day volunteer pack-a-thon on Thursday, September 14 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. The goal is to pack 3,600 food boxes for hungry people in our community. Vounteer your time at https://helpendhunger.volunteermatrix.com

FIVE WAYS TO NAVIGATE ZONING REGULATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) If you’ve ever seen one of those yellow signs posted on a building or empty lot announcing a zoning change petition, you probably know the property owner or potential owner wants to build something new or alter the current building’s purpose and must first seek permission from the governing municipality to rezone the lot.  While zoning issues are unlikely to affect most people, they can be a complicated and lengthy process for a zoning petitioner.  For tips on how to navigate zoning regulations, please visit http://savannahnow.com/2017-08-17/thomas-five-ways-navigate-savannah-s-zoning-regulations.

CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY  
(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern present a class on Sept. 26th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn from social media expert Lisa Kandra as she presents her national program designed to teach business owners how they can leverage social media by implementing a strategy focused on goals and getting results. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/creating-a- social-media- strategy-for- your-business/

EMAILS AND PROFESSIONALISM
(INC) Is it unprofessional to use emoticons in work emails?

DONATION TO MILITARY FAMILIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Cinnamon Bear Stores, a family-owned group of high-end gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years, has donated $1,040 to the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, a 501(c)3 non-profit, social and welfare organization that supports the military community through social outreach, academic scholarships and welfare grants. The donation came from proceeds raised during the Cinnamon Bear Stores grand opening celebrations for their new location in the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn St. For more information, visit https://cinnamonbearstores.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/


RED CROSS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is invited to celebrate 100 years of the local Red Cross. View memorabilia and learn about Red Cross work in the community. The event is Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. at Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian St., Savannah, GA 31401. Please RSVP to esther.sheppard@redcross.org  or 912-651-5300 x349 This event is free. Must be 21 to enter, No children or infants.

ABBIE DELOACH FUNDRAISER
(SAVANNAH, GA) All Robert W. Groves Alumni are invited to an Epic All-Class High School Reunion.  The Abbie DeLoach Foundation will host an afternoon of food, football and fun on Sept. 9.  History is being made by uniting not only a high school but a community. Buy tickets online. Each ticket includes a $25 donation to the Foundation. Abbie DeLoach was one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students who were killed in a car-truck accident on Interstate 16 on April 22, 2015. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rw-groves-alumni-for-abbie-tickets-36939272358?aff=alumniforabbie

COMPANY CULTURE
(FORBES) Checking the Pulse of your Company Culture

FREE TRIP TO INDIA
(ROTARY DISTRICT 6920) Seeking Rotarians and non Rotarians to submit an application for a month-long trip to India starting in mid January 2018. Applications due before Sept. 15https://youtu.be/xHNDa88ktD4

LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
(HILTON HEAD, SC) THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference, Sept. 28,. Cynthia Wright, with Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing’s will discuss social media.  Registration is open for this new women’s event, and an early bird rate is available.  A limited number of vendor tables are available.  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eedzcijv9ff2e23e&llr=rlupm5cab&showPage=true 

LDSS BUDDY WALK 2017
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Buddy Walk for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed immediately by a Family Fun Festival. This one-mile fundraising event raises awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. To learn more about the Buddy Walk or to register, visit https://www.facebook.com/lowcountrydownsyndromesociety/

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

BUSINESS GROWTH
(INC) 10 Cities Where Businesses are Growing Like Crazy

HOLIDAY AUCTION HOSTED BY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
(SAVANNAH, GA)  On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the annual Holiday Auction hosted by Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will take place at 6 p.m. at the Landings Plantation Club. Your support of the Holiday Auction will help pay for inner city kids 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. 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 sponsor.

“SWEET SISSY”: A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Sissy is a female tabby who is about a year old and in need of a home. She is currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue and would love a multi-cat home. She is a friendly lap cat who loves to play with toys and sit on the couch. To view Sissy and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-116-sissy-2/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 21, 2017

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DONATION TO MILITARY FAMILIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Cinnamon Bear Stores, a family-owned group of high-end gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years, has donated $1,040 to the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, a 501(c)3 non-profit, social and welfare organization that supports the military community through social outreach, academic scholarships and welfare grants. The donation came from proceeds raised during the Cinnamon Bear Stores grand opening celebrations for their new location in the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn St. For more information, visit https://cinnamonbearstores.com

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Janis Snaid, Lynne Snaid and Michael Snaid from the Cinnamon Bear Stores presents check to Jenny Petersen, First Vice President of the Marne Community and Spouses Club of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.


BETHESDA LEADERSHIP TRAINING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy has announced a new Leadership Development Program to be introduced into the school’s curriculum. The sequenced, age-appropriate program will be integrated into the Bethesda curriculum for all students from grades six through 12 with academic classes. Staying true to the vision of founder the Rev. George Whitefield, the leadership curriculum will have three tiers: Leadership Training, Experiential Learning with opportunities to practice/apply leadership skills, and an Expert Speaker and Conference series where successful leaders from all walks of life share their wisdom with Bethesda students. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org


WOMEN IN BUSINESS MEETING: CHANGE OF LOCATION AND TIME

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 24, at Cutter’s Point Coffee, located at 7360 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA 31406. Helen Stone, County Commissioner for District 1 of Chatham County, will present business updates from the past half year at the meeting. Organized by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental, the coalition meets bi-annually in Sandfly. For more information, contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carrigetradepr.com


SPEROS LUNCH AND LEARN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros announces an Interactive Presentation System Lunch and Learn event to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 24 at Vic’s on the River. The technology experts will be sharing information on the latest interactive display systems and how to use these in business. Lunch is provided, but RSVPs are required. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, call (912) 354-8900, or visit www.speros.com/events.

KICKOFF FOR NEW AUDI HILTON HEAD DEALERSHIP

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has announced the opening of a new Audi Hilton Head dealership. The groundbreaking ceremony for the 30,000-square-foot facility will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. For more information on Peacock Automotive, visit
https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ For more information on Audi Hilton Head, visit http://www.audihiltonhead.com/
Future Home of Audi Hilton Head

Audi Hilton Head


ABUSE RAISES RISK OF TEENS RUNNING AWAY
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Within the dysfunctional family environments cited by runaway and homeless youth, abuse is often a factor. Verbal abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse before the age of 18 are all correlated with higher runaway rates. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org
HURRICANE SEASON 2017
(TIME) National forecasters are predicting a busy hurricane season.

HEAR THE STORY OF PAPRIKA SOUTHERN
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Aug. 21 with 1 Million Cups, meet the women behind Paprika Southern, the women-focused magazine rooted in southern arts and culture. Their content includes in-depth interviews and stunning visuals. Learn about their journey from an online publication to a printed publication and how the Savannah community has helped along the way. Free. 2222 Bull St.  Similar programs charge as much as $14,900 tuition.  www.1millioncups.com/Savannah

APPLE GOES STEP FURTHER
(MASHABLE) The First Made-for-iPhone Cochlear Implant

SUMMER LEARNING OFFERS SUCCESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah recently completed another action packed six weeks of learning and academics, college tours, cultural activities, swimming lessons, art, music and weekly field trips. At the end of the summer experience, families complete a program survey. One parent’s comment sums up the program: “The teachers taught my daughter to be more independent and she now knows that she can do anything she puts her mind to.” To learn more about Horizons Savannah or for ways to get involved, visit http://horizonsavannah.org


SAVINGS WITH COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
(THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP) About 20 percent of the energy we use in the U.S. goes to power commercial buildings, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. When offices and schools become as energy efficient as possible using the “whole building” approach, they can save as much as  70 percent on energy consumption. For more information, visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

RED CROSS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The public invited to celebrate 100 years of the local Red Cross. View memorabilia and learn about Red Cross work in the community. The event is Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6:00 P.M. Service Brewing Company ,574 Indian St., Savannah, GA 31401. Please RSVP by August 25th to  esther.sheppard@redcross.org  or 912-651-5300 x349.  *This event is free! Must be 21 to enter, No children or infants.


HOLIDAY AUCTION HOSTED BY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

(SAVANNAH, GA)  On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the annual Holiday Auction hosted by Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will take place at 6 p.m. at the Landings Plantation Club. Your support of the Holiday Auction will help pay for inner city kids 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. 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 sponsor.

ABBIE DELOACH FUNDRAISER
(SAVANNAH, GA) All Robert W. Groves Alumni are invited to an Epic All-Class High School Reunion.  The Abbie DeLoach Foundation will host an afternoon of food, football and fun.  History is being made by uniting not only a high school but a community. Buy tickets online. Each ticket includes a $25 donation to the Foundation. Abbie DeLoach was one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students who were killed in a car-truck accident on Interstate 16 on April 22, 2015. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rw-groves-alumni-for-abbie-tickets-36939272358?aff=alumniforabbie


ENTERTAINMENT
(SOUTHERN GATEWAY PRODUCTION SERVICES) We’ve seen a surge in TV and movie production companies coming to Savannah to take advantage of our idyllic landscapes. But what do you do if someone knocks on your door and wants to use your house as a set? For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com

MUST-SEE TED TALKS
(THE ALTERNATIVE DAILY) 10 TED Talks every entrepreneur should see.

TREE DAMAGE

(DAILY MAIL) Savannah city officials seek restitution for damage to historic oak tree.

POOR DENTAL HYGIENE CAN HURT ENTIRE BODY

(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) Poor dental hygiene has been linked to a plethora of health issues beyond simple tooth decay. Pancreatic cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease have all been tied to a lack of dental attention. Maintaining a healthy routine at home, along with  regular cleaning and checkups, can alleviate those risks. For more information, visit

COMMUNITY SAFETY OUTING WITH MAYOR AS DJ
(WSAV) A safer Savannah community gathering brought community leaders and families together recently in Forsyth Park. Savannah Major Eddie DeLoach took a turn as DJ during the event. More photos and information at http://wsav.com/2017/08/07/mayor-supports-community-event-by-taking-turn-as-dj/

MORRIS COMMUNICATIONS SELLS MORNING NEWS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Morning News has a new owner on the horizon. http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-08-09/morris-publishing-sells-savannah-morning-news-gatehouse-media

LIVESTREAM ON TUESDAY:  
ENCOURAGE HEALTH’S  ‘THE GOLDEN HEALERS’ 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Wellness company executive Ross Harding will present ‘The Golden Healers: A Study of Ginger and Turmeric’s Effect on Health’ on Tuesday, Aug. 22, during a lunchtime lecture presented as part of the 2017 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series.  This event will be LIVESTREAMED on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page. For more information, please visit http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS
(INC) That Won’t Bust Your Budget

CHATHAM COUNTY BUSINESS UPDATE, Q&A

(SAVANNAH, GA) Helen Stone, county commissioner for District 1 of Chatham County, will present business updates from the past half year on Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at Cutters Point Coffee. Event is free. Must RSVP to cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

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

SECOND HARVEST SUMMER FOOD SERVICE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program until Friday, Aug. 28. Meals will be provided to all children without charge at First African Baptist Church at 23 Montgomery Street in Savannah from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and at Good Will Baptist Church at 167 Blandford Street in Rincon from 6:30-7 p.m. Learn more about second harvest at https://www.facebook.com/Help.End.Hunger.Ga/

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/

ENDING AN INTERNSHIP?
(INC) Amazon Hiring Manager Reveals 6 Things to do Before Ending an Internship

LDSS BUDDY WALK 2017
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Buddy Walk for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will be held on Saturday, October 7 in Savannah’s Forsyth Park with the walk beginning at 10amimmediately followed by a Family Fun Festival. This one mile fundraising event raises awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. To learn more about the Buddy Walk or to register, visit https://www.facebook.com/lowcountrydownsyndromesociety/

FREE TRIP TO INDIA

(ROTARY DISTRICT 6920) Seeking Rotarians and non Rotarians to submit an application for a month long trip to India starting in mid January 2018. Applications due before September 15, 2017https://youtu.be/xHNDa88ktD4


LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
(HILTON HEAD, SC) THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference, September 28, 2017. Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing’s own Cynthia Wright will be speaking on Social Media.  Registration is open for this new women’s event and an early bird rate is available now.  Limited number of vendor tables are also available.

 http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eedzcijv9ff2e23e&llr=rlupm5cab&showPage=true 


PETE IS LOOKING FOR A FOREVER HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Pete is a male, American Staffordshire Terrier Mix about 10 weeks old. Pete is thought of as “a very loving guy” that would be an excellent addition to any family and was rescued with his mother and 3 brothers from animal control.  To view Pete, his siblings, or any other pet available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-217-pete/

Speros Presents Lunch and Learn Presentation on New Business Video Conferencing Technology

Speros Presents Lunch and Learn Presentation on New Business Video Conferencing Technology

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a Savannah-based technology services company, announces an Interactive Presentation System Lunch and Learn event to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 24 at Vic’s on the River, located at 26 E Bay St, Savannah, Ga.

“Interactive display systems harness the power of your desktop computer to enhance presentations, video-conferences, training sessions and teaching activities,” said Susan Speros, CEO of Speros. “During our presentation, we will show how this technology can be used as business tools. This presentation system eliminates the old fashion white board, projector and outdated video conferencing units.”

Lunch is provided, but RSVPs are required. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, call (912) 354-8900, or visit speros.com/events.

MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS
Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Speros team members continually stay updated on leading-edge, certified technologies to maximize solutions and ensure businesses succeed in this fast-paced, technology-driven world. For more information, visit speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com.

CONTACT
Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer
Speros
kfletchers@speros.com
912.354.8900

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-665-0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.
912-844-9990
VisTeam@carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 14, 2017

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COMMUNITY HEADLINES™ LIVE
MONDAYS AT 9AM
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Visibility Team is LIVE today at 9am

CHATHAM COUNTY BUSINESS UPDATE, Q&A

(SAVANNAH, GA) Helen Stone, county commissioner for District 1 of Chatham County, will present business updates from the past half year on Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at Cutters Point Coffee. Event is free. Must RSVP to cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

GO BLAZERS

(WSAV) Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental donated custom fitting mouth guards to the entire football team at Bethesda Academy.
http://wsav.com/2017/07/28/sandfly-family-dental-donate-custom-mouth-guards/

Angela Canfield Sandfly Family Dental Donates Mouth Guards to Bethesda Academy - 2017 Canfield Mouth Shield

Canfield fitting Bethesda Academy football player for custom-made mouth guard


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

KICKOFF FOR NEW HILTON HEAD AUDI DEALERSHIP

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has announced the opening of a new Hilton Head Audi dealership. The groundbreaking ceremony for the 30,000-square-foot facility will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. For more information, visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

Future Home of Audi Hilton Head

Audi Hilton Head


ONE YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER IN SAVANNAH
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Kids and teenagers sleeping on the street aren’t there by choice, and there is a huge gap between services available and services needed. There is only one youth emergency shelter in Savannah. Support Park Place Outreach; learn more at http://parkplaceyes.org

CODEBASE WITH 1 MILLION CUPS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) During this week’s 1 Million Cups, learn about Codebase, a new Savannah start-up that wants to build exceptional products and help Savannah retain tech talent. Participate in a group conversation and meet the team that’s offering a nine-week tuition-free iOS training course at 1 Million Cups on Aug. 16, 9 a.m. Free. 2222 Bull Street.  Similar programs charge as much as $14,900 tuition.

TEETH WHITENING SERVICES ARE FAST 
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) Avoid over-the-counter whiteners that can damage your teeth. It only takes a 20-minute visit to the dentist’s office to attain a noticeably whiter smile in a healthy way. Light-activated technology can actually brighten your teeth two to eight shades whiter. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

TELFAIR MUSEUMS WIN GRANT
(US NEWS & WORLD REPORT) Telfair Museums has won a $250,000 grant to create a new exhibit depicting how slaves lived in antebellum homes.

SAVANNAH BUSINESSES AND THE FILM INDUSTRY  
(SAVANNAH, GA) Film Roles Mean Big Bucks for Local Businesses

LOCAL RADIO STATIONS RECOGNIZED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Alpha Media, Savannah-Hilton Head has announces that G100 (WXYY) was named “Station of the Year” for Division Radio A/Large market by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters on Aug. 5 at Jekyll Island. In addition to “Station of the Year,” G100’s Mark “Shark” Ediss took home Georgia’s “Best On-Air Personality.” In the same category, BOB 106.9 (WUBB) Morning Co-hosts, Tim Leary, Karen “Red” Daiss and Claire Beverly, were recognized with Merit Awards. Rock 106.1 (WFXH) personality, Ryan Koch won a Merit Award for “Best Locally Produced Program Non-News Non-Sports” for his work on “Underexposed,” a local new music program. For more information refer to www.gab.org

SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS
(TIME) Why Social Media Users Should Never Lower Their Guard

CERTIFICATION IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION 
(THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is becoming the main standard. 92.2 percent of LEED-certified new construction projects are improving energy performance by at least 10.5 percent. For more information, visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

DONATION DRIVE FOR ‘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 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  http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com

SAVANNAH UNDER CONSTRUCTION

(WSAV) The city of Savannah recently unveiled a new website called “Savannah Under Construction” to focus on capital improvement projects in the community. The site provides residents with timely updates on projects throughout the city. http://wsav.com/2017/07/27/city-launches-new-website-to-increase-transparency-on-projects/

MASTER YOUR MORNING
(INC) Four Ways To Take Charge

YOGIS UNITE FOR CAREGIVERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Power Yoga is hosting the 2nd annual Yoga Relay on Friday, August 18 at 6 p.m. Individuals or teams will participate in a relay of one hundred sun salutations at the Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. Registration is $30 per person and includes drinks, appetizers, a silent auction, and an after-party. All proceeds benefit the Edel Caregiver Institute, a program of Hospice Savannah. Register at www.SavannahPowerYoga.com/workshops. To read more about Hospice Savannah, visit www.hospicesavannah.org

SOLD OUT * ENCOURAGE HEALTH: ‘THE GOLDEN HEALERS’ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wellness company executive Ross Harding will present ‘The Golden Healers: A Study of Ginger and Turmeric’s Effect on Health’ on Tuesday, Aug. 22, during a lunchtime lecture presented as part of the 2017 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series.  This event will be LIVESTREAMED on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page. For more information, please visit http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/

Wellness company executive Ross Harding will present ‘The Golden Healers: A Study of Ginger and Turmeric’s Effect on Health’ on Tuesday, Aug. 22, during the 2017 enmarket Encourage Health Education Series.

Wellness company executive Ross Harding will present ‘The Golden Healers: A Study of Ginger and Turmeric’s Effect on Health’ on Tuesday, Aug. 22, during the 2017 enmarket Encourage Health Education Series.


FREE SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING FORUM
(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern, along with the Creative Coast present a panel of experts to discuss funding options available for your business on August 25th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online registration required.  For more information, visit

http://www.georgiasbdc.org/small-business-financing-forum/


MOVIE MAGIC TAKES LOT OF HELP

(BOWEN LAW GROUP) Savannah is becoming a hot spot for TV and movie productions. But making that magic happen takes a village. The Bowen Law Group can help you negotiate to protect your local union. http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/


ORGANIZE ALL YOUR IDEAS
(INC) How To Create a Social Media Content Calendar

SECOND HARVEST SUMMER FOOD SERVICE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program until Friday, Aug. 28. Meals will be provided to all children without charge at First African Baptist Church at 23 Montgomery Street in Savannah from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and at Good Will Baptist Church at 167 Blandford Street in Rincon from 6:30-7 p.m. Learn more about second harvest at https://www.facebook.com/Help.End.Hunger.Ga/

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/

LDSS BUDDY WALK 2017
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Buddy Walk for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will be held on Saturday, October 7 in Savannah’s Forsyth Park with the walk beginning at 10am immediately followed by a Family Fun Festival. This one mile fundraising event raises awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. To learn more about the Buddy Walk or to register, visit https://www.facebook.com/lowcountrydownsyndromesociety/ 

FREE TRIP TO INDIA

(ROTARY DISTRICT 6920) Seeking Rotarians and non Rotarians to submit an application for a month long trip to India starting in mid January 2018. Applications due before September 15, 2017https://youtu.be/xHNDa88ktD4


LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
(HILTON HEAD, SC) THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference, September 28, 2017. Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing’s own Cynthia Wright will be speaking on Social Media.  Registration is open for this new women’s event and an early bird rate is available now.  Limited number of vendor tables are also available.

 http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eedzcijv9ff2e23e&llr=rlupm5cab&showPage=true 


INTRODUCING STRIPES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Stripes, female wirehaired terrier mix who is about 1 year old and needs a forever home. Stripes is a very sweet girl who loves to give kisses and plays well with older children. To view Stripes or any other animal available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-278-stripes/