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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 16, 2018

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


QUESTFEST BRINGS THOUSANDS OF GIRLS TO SAV
(SAVANNAHNOW) About 1,100 Girl Scouts stormed Savannah for the 2018 Girl Scout QuestFest, “a scavenger hunt of epic proportion” through the Historic District of Savannah, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. For three days, teams of about 10 to 15 scouts each set out in search of an experience, rather than an item, according to Sue Else, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia CEO. Read the full story at http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180713/more-than-1000-girl-scouts-storm-savannah-for-2018-questfest

CHAIR OF SOUTHERN COAST HEART BALL NAMED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce Catherine Donaldson will chair the 22nd Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. The Heart Ball will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The AHA’s local Life is Why sponsor, Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, is also excited to be part of this incredible event. The AHA is also pleased to announce that Audi Hilton Head will be this year’s legacy sponsor for the fifth year in a row. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/catherine-donaldson-named-chair-of-the-southern-coast-heart-ball/

Catherine Donaldson, chair of Southern Coast Heart Ball

Catherine Donaldson


DON’T BE A VICTIM: AVOID TECHNOLOGY SCAMS

(Savannah, GA) Keith Fletcher, COO of Speros, discusses today’s tech support scams and how to avoid them. See the full interview here: http://www.wtoc.com/story/38614595/dont-be-a-victim-tech-support-scamsKeith Fletcher, Chief Operations Officer, of Speros


SANDFLY WOMEN’S BUSINESS OWNERS COALITION MEETING JULY 18

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women’s Business Owners Coalition will hold a meeting on Wednesday, July 18, at 8 a.m. at Cutter’s Point Coffee. Organized by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental, members meet biannually to discuss the current state of business in Sandfly and to exchange insight on new businesses and news in our community. The meeting is open to any female business owner in the Sandfly, Isle of Hope, Dutch Island, Landings or Southside area. For more information, call 912.826.4037.

LDSS HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) has hired its first executive director. Kayla Johnson will be responsible for administering the growing organization’s activities and annual events, including the one-mile Buddy Walk, the Night of Champions gala dinner and Camp Buddy. For more information, visit http://www.ldssga.org/.

Kayla Johnson, Low Country Down Syndrome Society Executive Director

Kayla Johnson, Low Country Down Syndrome Society Executive Director


MAKE YOUR WEBSITE GDPR COMPLIANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are becoming increasingly popular, and your business needs to know how to comply with the rules. Lauren Dingus, Director of the Web and Social Media Department at Speros, explains how to do so. Read the full article here: http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180707/dingus-make-your-website-gdpr-compliant

TEAMS SELECTED FOR CANFIELD MOUTH SHEILD PROGRAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Two teams have been selected for the 2018 Canfield Mouth Shield Program – Jenkins High School and Savannah Christian Preparatory School.  Each team will receive free custom-made mouth guards in school colors. Mouthguards provide stability to the players’ jaws and cushion blows that can cause severe dental injuries such as broken teeth, fractured jaws, gum lacerations and injuries to their lips or tongue.  For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/angela-canfield-jenkins-and-savannah-christian-mouth-guards/

SUBARU 2017 SHARE THE LOVE EVENT DONATION

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head presented nearly $23,000 to the Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine. This marks the fourth year in a row that Peacock Subaru has chosen Volunteers in Medicine to receive a local share made available in conjunction with Subaru of America, Inc.’s Share the Love program. For more information visit


GEORGIA’S HANDS-FREE LAW: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you haven’t yet heard about the new Hands-Free Georgia Act, you’re at risk for receiving a ticket. Joanie Iaco of Peacock Automotive helps citizens understand the new law in her article which navigates the rules and implications for all drivers. Read the full article here: http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180703/letters-to-editor-wednesday-navigating-georgias-new-hands-free-law

Joanie Iaco, Peacock Automotive

Joanie Iaco


TIPS FOR MILLENNIAL ENTREPRENEURS

(FORBES) Whether you are a startup founder or a small business owner, how you work with others and the personality you project can have a significant impact on the success of your company.  To read more visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/07/03/nine-tips-for-millennial-entrepreneurs-to-improve-their-leadership-potential/#4545d1465288

LEARN ABOUT THE SUPER SHARKS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society encourages locals to participate in ‘Super Sharks Day’ on July 22 from 5-7pm. Super Sharks is a special needs competitive cheerleading team who practice and compete throughout the year. For more information, call 912-856-4078. To register, contact bhjavino@gmail.com. To learn more about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, visit https://ldssga.org/.

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT HOSPICE CARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah, a member of the National Partnership for Hospice and Innovation, is pleased to share myths and facts from the organization about end of life care. Read the 15 myths vs. facts about Hospice care at http://www.hospicesavannah.org/de-bunking-hospice-myths/

FAMILY TIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates, a Savannah architecture firm, was recently asked to work on a project that would encompass renovating an historic Tybee raised cottage that had sheltered four generations of one family. They were also commissioned to build a companion structure on the adjacent lots.  Savannah Magazine published an article on the home’s history and the work Felder & Associates did on the renovations.  To read the article, visit http://www.savannahmagazine.com/family-ties/ House built by Felder & Associates

LEGAL PERSPECTIVE: GDPR

(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a data privacy law that gives citizens of the EU far more control over their personal data and requires businesses to keep all such data private, safe and protected. Any company that collects data on people who live in the EU must follow the new regulations, no matter where the company is based. That means that if you own a company in Savannah but sell to a European customer, you are subject to the new GDPR privacy rules. Learn more http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180707/bowen-everything-you-need-to-know-about-gdpr

NEW EVENT DESIGN COMPANY, JARDINIERE

(BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC) With over thirty years of combined experience in event planning and floral design, Dakotah Terrace and Terry Simmons have launched a new Event Design company, Jardiniére. Headquartered at 61 Arrow Road, STE. E, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Jardiniére’s facility features a consultation showroom, reception, office and studio workroom. The company offers services in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Mt. Pleasant and Charleston areas, as well as the greater Savannah area. Distinguishing themselves from planners and coordinators, Jardiniére owners affirm that they create one-of-a-kind experiences for clients by achieving the desired decor looks through typography, linens, rentals and florals. For more information, visit www.jardiniereevents.com. The company is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jardiniereevents/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jardiniere_events/

EIGHT TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL MEDIA INTERVIEWS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join us for our July session of our monthly OPEN FOR BUSINESS® series. This month, we are helping you prepare for all of your upcoming media interviews! Join the conversation on our Facebook event page where you can find this month’s article and all of the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674276016019586/

DAWNS DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GETS TWO THUMBS UP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sixty young ladies from the surrounding area recently began the 2018- 2019 session of Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. During the first week-long session, twenty- three experts from Chatham and Bulloch Counties put on interactive workshops that focused on leadership, financial management, self-esteem and character building, public speaking, goal setting, time management, SAT prep, tips to overcome bullying, and more. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/students-give-dawns-daughter-leadership-academy-two-thumbs-up/

Dawn's Daughter 2018

Dawn’s Daughter 2018-2019


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE PURCHASES COLUMBIA PROPERTIES

(JASPER CO., S.C.) Peacock Automotive, headquartered in the Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina, has announced it is expanding in Columbia with the purchase of Jim Hudson Hyundai and Genesis at 310 Greystone Blvd. The acquisition of the Columbia properties will increase Peacock Automotive’s inventory by 350 new and pre-owned vehicles and add 30 jobs to the group, which employs more than 700 people in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. With this acquisition, Peacock Automotive has added more than six acres and a little over 33,000 square feet of facilities to its footprint of 24 automotive dealerships in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, thereby giving the company a total of 538,054 square feet of facilities and 122 acres of land. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

SAVANNAH LEADING THE WAY IN TECHNOLOGY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia legislature has designated Savannah as a logistics technology innovation corridor along Interstate 16 and Interstate 95. Keith Fletcher, COO of local technology services firm, Speros, played a key role in achieving this status by appearing before the Senate study committee on two separate occasions. Fletcher was able to highlight the some of the many advantages Savannah brings to the table. He also heads a local task force that has been working on the corridor. Read more about the new designation at
(FORBES) Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don’t believe you’ll succeed, you won’t.  To read more, visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2016/08/02/8-unrealistic-expectations-that-will-ruin-you/#76891d9619f0

ENMARK ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the second session of the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Flux Nourishment Community was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for community health research and diet and wellness education. Flux Nourishment Community is a non-profit that uses community-based participatory research and works with community leaders, including those in indigent and minority populations, to bring the message of empowering health through nourishment and to provide services to those in need of nutrition education and wellness coaching. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present Encourage Health Education Grant to Flux Nourishment

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present Encourage Health Education Grant to Flux Nourishment


LEOPOLD AND PRESSLY JOIN BETHESDA BOARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy is pleased to welcome Hollywood movie producer and Savannah businessman Stratton Leopold and educator Paul Pressly to the institution’s board of governors. Leopold, a Savannah native who has been in the film business for more than 40 years, has nearly 60 film and television credits to his name ranging from executive producer and producer to casting director and actor. Pressly is director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance at the Ossabaw Island Foundation and is a past headmaster of the Savannah Country Day School. The two new board members will join officers Cliff McCurry, chair; William T. Moore, vice chair; Quentin Marlin, secretary; Jim Trolinger, treasurer; and fellow members Linda Bleicken, Ellen Bolch, J. Ryan Chandler, Brian Harlander, John C. Helmken, H. Michael Hughes, Diane Ingram, R. Kevin Jackson, Leslie Littlejohn, Joe Marinelli and Donna Stafford. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org

Paul Pressley, Bethesda Academy Board

Paul Pressley,


FOURTH ANNUAL KIDS & PROS FOOTBALL CAMP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Kids & Pros No-Contact Football Camps will be held at two locations in the Savannah area. The first camp will be held on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at Calvary Day School, located at 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404. The second camp will be held on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 at Pooler Recreation Park, located at 900 S Rogers St, Pooler, GA 31322. Sponsors for this year’s camp include Chatham Orthopedics, J.C. Lewis Ford, GenCapital, The Dewitt Tilton Group, Byrd Cookie Company, Neurological & Spine Institute, Memorial Health University Medical Center, SunTrust Bank, Oliver Maner, LLP, Hussey Gay Bell, Walmart and Enviro Vac Industrial Services. For more information on Kids & Pros, visit https://www.kidsandpros.com.

DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT SKINCARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology shares skincare facts: “Experts say you only need 1oz, or 1 shot glass worth of sunscreen each application. That’s about how much it takes to cover exposed skin areas.” To learn more about Low Country Dermatology, visit https://lcderm.com/

“QUICKBOOKS ONLINE” HOSTED AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, will host QuickBooks Online Tuesday, July 24 from 9am – 4pm. Cost $169. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern or call 912-651-3200 for more info.

BIZPITCH SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Got an idea for a unique exciting new product or service? Then consider the new “BizPitch Savannah” entrepreneurial competition, a kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank.” It’s a chance to pitch your idea to a panel of judges with the potential to win $2500 in cash and a package of professional start-up business services worth an estimated $7,500. Must apply before Aug 1, 2018. Competition rules and application forms are available at http://bizpitchsavannah.com.

BizPitch Savannah™, presented by the Savannah SCORE

BizPitch Savannah™, presented by the Savannah SCORE


LSEGA 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2019 course. The deadline to nominate is Friday, Aug. 3. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or regional leaders, or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations may be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com).

ENCOURAGE GIRLS TO PURSUE STEM CAREERS

(TIME) Women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. In the field of engineering, for example, women earned fewer than 20 percent of doctorates in 2014.  To read more visit http://time.com/5338372/girls-stem-careers/

LOCAL COALITION TO SPEAK AT NAT’L CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Members of the local community organizer coalition, The Political Rascals, have been invited to speak at the national Netroots Nation 2018 conference in New Orleans. Their proposal, Moving the Ball Forward in the Deep South: Why What Works in Your Town Don’t Work in Ours, was selected out of 300 proposals and will be one of the main events at the three-day conference. For more information or to donate to their campaign, visit the campaign fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/events/239191990148096/

PERFORMANCE INITIATIVE LIFTERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Eleven Performance Initiative weightlifters compete at 2018 Youth National Championships.  They brought home 3 National Championship titles, 1 silver medalist, 1 bronze medalist, 1 female 13U Best Lifter and 3 national records set. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceInitiatives/

SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com

FAITH EQUESTRIAN BOOTS & BBQ 

(GUYTON, GA) Join Faith Equestrian for their 1st Annual Boots and BBQ fundraising event. Come dressed in your favorite boots and cowboy hat to enjoy a Yee Haw evening of BBQ, country dancing and a great auction. Also get ready to compete in the best boots, best hat contest where you can win great prizes, all to benefit Faith Equestrian’s Program to serve individuals with special abilities in our community. Saturday, Aug 18 at 6 PM. $40 single ticket, $70 couple. https://www.facebook.com/events/229427577674467/

PLAY GOLF FOR HOSPICE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament, presented by USI Insurance Services, will be held at The Landings Club’s Plantation Course on Friday, September 7, 2018. Driving range and lunch will be available at noon, with a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start. Greens fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. Registration and sponsorship information is available at www.HospiceSavannah.org/Golf

GEORGIA POWER PRESENTS SPORTS AWARDS LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council will host its 2018 Georgia Power Sports Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 26 at the Savannah Golf Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.The luncheon honors local athletes and business partners who have excelled at their given sport or profession. To purchase a table or tickets for the annual event, visit http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/sports-luncheon-registration-2018.pdf

MEET NATALIE!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Natalie, a 5 month old female lab mix.  This adorable girl loves to cuddle in your lap and play tug of war.  She is looking for her forever home!  If you are interested in adopting her, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-172-natalie/.  (By the way, her brother Andy is available too!)
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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 9, 2018

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


CHAIR OF SOUTHERN COAST HEART BALL NAMED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce Catherine Donaldson will chair the 22nd Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. The Heart Ball will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The AHA’s local Life is Why sponsor, Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, is also excited to be part of this incredible event. The AHA is also pleased to announce that Audi Hilton Head will be this year’s legacy sponsor for the fifth year in a row.

Catherine Donaldson, chair of Southern Coast Heart Ball

Catherine Donaldson


SANDFLY WOMEN’S BUSINESS OWNERS COALITION MEETING JULY 18

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women’s Business Owners Coalition will hold a meeting on Wednesday, July 18, at 8 a.m. at Cutter’s Point Coffee. Organized by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental, members meet biannually to discuss the current state of business in Sandfly and to exchange insight on new businesses and news in our community. The meeting is open to any female business owner in the Sandfly, Isle of Hope, Dutch Island, Landings or Southside area. For more information, call 912.826.4037.

LEARN ABOUT THE SUPER SHARKS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society encourages locals to participate in ‘Super Sharks Day’ on July 22 from 5-7pm. Super Sharks is a special needs competitive cheerleading team who practice and compete throughout the year. For more information, call 912-856-4078. To register, contact bhjavino@gmail.com. To learn more about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, visit https://ldssga.org/.

FAITH EQUESTRIAN BOOTS & BBQ 

(GUYTON, GA) Join Faith Equestrian for their 1st Annual Boots and BBQ fundraising event. Come dressed in your favorite boots and cowboy hat to enjoy a Yee Haw evening of BBQ, country dancing and a great auction. Also get ready to compete in the best boots, best hat contest where you can win great prizes, all to benefit Faith Equestrian’s Program to serve individuals with special abilities in our community. Saturday, Aug 18 at 6 PM. $40 single ticket, $70 couple. https://www.facebook.com/events/229427577674467/

FAMILY TIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates, a Savannah architecture firm, was recently asked to work on a project that would encompass renovating an historic Tybee raised cottage that had sheltered four generations of one family. They were also commissioned to build a companion structure on the adjacent lots.  Savannah Magazine published an article on the home’s history and the work Felder & Associates did on the renovations.  To read the article, visit http://www.savannahmagazine.com/family-ties/ House built by Felder & Associates

LEGAL PERSPECTIVE: GDPR

(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a data privacy law that gives citizens of the EU far more control over their personal data and requires businesses to keep all such data private, safe and protected. Any company that collects data on people who live in the EU must follow the new regulations, no matter where the company is based. That means that if you own a company in Savannah but sell to a European customer, you are subject to the new GDPR privacy rules. Learn more http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180707/bowen-everything-you-need-to-know-about-gdpr Charles Bowen

EIGHT TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL MEDIA INTERVIEWS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join us for our July session of our monthly Open for Business series. This month, we are helping you prepare for all of your upcoming media interviews! Join the conversation on our Facebook event page where you can find this month’s article and all of the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674276016019586/

DAWNS DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GETS TWO THUMBS UP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sixty young ladies from the surrounding area recently began the 2018- 2019 session of Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. During the first week-long session, twenty- three experts from Chatham and Bulloch Counties put on interactive workshops that focused on leadership, financial management, self-esteem and character building, public speaking, goal setting, time management, SAT prep, tips to overcome bullying, and more. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/students-give-dawns-daughter-leadership-academy-two-thumbs-up/

Dawn's Daughter 2018

Dawn’s Daughter 2018-2019


NAVIGATING GA’S NEW HANDS-FREE LAW

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s the law. Georgia motorists will have to put down their phones while driving to comply with the new Hands-Free Georgia Act that became effective July 1.  Joanie Iaco’s Letter to the editor helps clear up was is and is not allowed under this new law.  To read the letter, visit http://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20180703/letters-to-editor-wednesday-navigating-georgias-new-hands-free-law

Joanie Iaco, Peacock Automotive

Joanie Iaco


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE PURCHASES COLUMBIA PROPERTIES

(JASPER CO., S.C.) Peacock Automotive, headquartered in the Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina, has announced it is expanding in Columbia with the purchase of Jim Hudson Hyundai and Genesis at 310 Greystone Blvd. The acquisition of the Columbia properties will increase Peacock Automotive’s inventory by 350 new and pre-owned vehicles and add 30 jobs to the group, which employs more than 700 people in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. With this acquisition, Peacock Automotive has added more than six acres and a little over 33,000 square feet of facilities to its footprint of 24 automotive dealerships in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, thereby giving the company a total of 538,054 square feet of facilities and 122 acres of land. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

FIND A HOME, FIND A PET

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park + Broad Boutique apartments, under Kole Management Company, a Savannah-based real estate management and investment firm, partnered with Coastal Pet Rescue for their Grand Opening on June 28. Park + Broad welcomed pet food and monetary donations and had available adoptable pets while showcasing their new apartments. To view the interview, visit http://www.wtoc.com/clip/14453342/park-broad-and-coastal-pet-rescue. For more information on Kole management , visit www.Kolemc.com.  For more information on the non-profit Coastal Pet Rescue, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/

Kole Management Company and Coastal Pet Rescue

Kole Management cutting the Ribbon at Park + Broad


SAVANNAH LEADING THE WAY IN TECHNOLOGY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia legislature has designated Savannah as a logistics technology innovation corridor along Interstate 16 and Interstate 95. Keith Fletcher, COO of local technology services firm, Speros, played a key role in achieving this status by appearing before the Senate study committee on two separate occasions. Fletcher was able to highlight the some of the many advantages Savannah brings to the table. He also heads a local task force that has been working on the corridor. Read more about the new designation at

ENMARK ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the second session of the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Flux Nourishment Community was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for community health research and diet and wellness education. Flux Nourishment Community is a non-profit that uses community-based participatory research and works with community leaders, including those in indigent and minority populations, to bring the message of empowering health through nourishment and to provide services to those in need of nutrition education and wellness coaching. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present Encourage Health Education Grant to Flux Nourishment

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present Encourage Health Education Grant to Flux Nourishment


GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA-QUESTFEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) This week, Girl Scouts from around the country will once again travel to historic Savannah for an adventure unlike any other. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) is hosting QuestFest, a weekend of fun adventure, challenges and entertainment from July 12-15, in the historic home of Girl Scouting. Last year, there was over 1,000 Girl Scouts in attendance. For more information, visit https://gsquestfest.org/

LEOPOLD AND PRESSLY JOIN BETHESDA BOARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy is pleased to welcome Hollywood movie producer and Savannah businessman Stratton Leopold and educator Paul Pressly to the institution’s board of governors. Leopold, a Savannah native who has been in the film business for more than 40 years, has nearly 60 film and television credits to his name ranging from executive producer and producer to casting director and actor. Pressly is director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance at the Ossabaw Island Foundation and is a past headmaster of the Savannah Country Day School. The two new board members will join officers Cliff McCurry, chair; William T. Moore, vice chair; Quentin Marlin, secretary; Jim Trolinger, treasurer; and fellow members Linda Bleicken, Ellen Bolch, J. Ryan Chandler, Brian Harlander, John C. Helmken, H. Michael Hughes, Diane Ingram, R. Kevin Jackson, Leslie Littlejohn, Joe Marinelli and Donna Stafford. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org

HOSPICE ART GALLERY HONORS VETERANS

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the month of July, Hospice of Savannah will be showing selected photographs celebrating over 10 years of Hospice Savannah patients and families, including “We Honor Veterans” showcasing veteran patients. Join photographer Les Wilkes on July 15 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery. For more information, please visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/les-wilkes/ or email hsfoundation@hospicesavannah.org.

FOURTH ANNUAL KIDS & PROS FOOTBALL CAMP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Kids & Pros No-Contact Football Camps will be held at two locations in the Savannah area. The first camp will be held on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at Calvary Day School, located at 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404. The second camp will be held on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 at Pooler Recreation Park, located at 900 S Rogers St, Pooler, GA 31322. Sponsors for this year’s camp include Chatham Orthopedics, J.C. Lewis Ford, GenCapital, The Dewitt Tilton Group, Byrd Cookie Company, Neurological & Spine Institute, Memorial Health University Medical Center, SunTrust Bank, Oliver Maner, LLP, Hussey Gay Bell, Walmart and Enviro Vac Industrial Services. For more information on Kids & Pros, visit https://www.kidsandpros.com.

DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT SKINCARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology shares skincare facts: “Experts say you only need 1oz, or 1 shot glass worth of sunscreen each application. That’s about how much it takes to cover exposed skin areas.” To learn more about Low Country Dermatology, visit https://lcderm.com/

“QUICKBOOKS ONLINE” HOSTED AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, will host QuickBooks Online Tuesday, July 24 from 9am – 4pm. Cost $169. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern or call 912-651-3200 for more info.

LSEGA 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2019 course. The deadline to nominate is Friday, Aug. 3. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or regional leaders, or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations may be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com). 

GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT HOSPICE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 15th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Robbie Smith was a vibrant, fun, sports-loving young man who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1992. For fifteen years his family and friends have organized a fun-filled day of golf in his memory and in gratitude for the care provided by Hospice Savannah during the last months of his life. This year’s outing has a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain’s choice) format. $100 per person includes lunch, prizes, and beverages on the course; $125 per person also includes two Mulligans, one raffle ticket, Tee Buster on Hole 14, Eagle Putt on Hole 7, and a “Fantasy” scratch-off card for a chance to win a complimentary round of golf. Players may register at www.RobbieGolf.com/register or call Kevin Ainsworth at 912-655-1933. Proceeds will help sustain the life-enriching programs and services of Hospice Savannah, Inc.

LOCAL COALITION TO SPEAK AT NAT’L CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Members of the local community organizer coalition, The Political Rascals, have been invited to speak at the national Netroots Nation 2018 conference in New Orleans. Their proposal, Moving the Ball Forward in the Deep South: Why What Works in Your Town Don’t Work in Ours, was selected out of 300 proposals and will be one of the main events at the three-day conference. For more information or to donate to their campaign, visit the campaign fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/events/239191990148096/

The Political Rascals Representatives

(From left to right): Coco Papy, Amanda Hollowell, Clinton Edminster (who is not going), Moncello Stewart, Molly Lieberman and Edy Gresham


DEWITT TILTON GROUP GIVES UPDATE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group gives an update on one of their projects, Livingood’s Appliance and Bedding. To view, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DewittTiltonGroup/

BITTY & BEAU’S COFFEE COMING TO SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bitty & Beau’s, a Wilmington, North Carolina based coffee shop is expanding into the Hostess City.  Founder Amy Wright named the shop after her two children who have Down syndrome.  The mission of the organization is to employ those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) including Down syndrome, autism, Cerebral palsy, and more.  The goal is to employ 20 people at the Savannah location, a majority of those will be people with IDD.  Visit http://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/more-than-a-cup-of-joe-bitty-beaus-is-coming-to-savannah/1240270216 to view the full story on WSAV.

PERFORMANCE INITIATIVE LIFTERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Eleven Performance Initiative weightlifters compete at 2018 Youth National Championships.  They brought home 3 National Championship titles, 1 silver medalist, 1 bronze medalist, 1 female 13U Best Lifter and 3 national records set. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceInitiatives/

SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com

WANT A DANISH? 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Danish.  Danish is a 3 month old female American shorthair.  She is very sweet, very playful, and loves to climb!  To adopt Danish, or view other animals available for adoption, visit

http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-031-danish/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 2, 2018

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LEARN ABOUT THE SUPER SHARKS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society encourages locals to participate in ‘Super Sharks Day’ on July 22 from 5-7pm. Super Sharks is a special needs competitive cheerleading team who practice and compete throughout the year. For more information, call 912-856-4078. To register, contact bhjavino@gmail.com. To learn more about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, visit https://ldssga.org/.

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE PURCHASES COLUMBIA PROPERTIES
(JASPER CO., S.C.) Peacock Automotive, headquartered in the Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina, has announced it is expanding in Columbia with the purchase of Jim Hudson Hyundai and Genesis at 310 Greystone Blvd. The acquisition of the Columbia properties will increase Peacock Automotive’s inventory by 350 new and pre-owned vehicles and add 30 jobs to the group, which employs more than 700 people in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. With this acquisition, Peacock Automotive has added more than six acres and a little over 33,000 square feet of facilities to its footprint of 24 automotive dealerships in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, thereby giving the company a total of 538,054 square feet of facilities and 122 acres of land. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

FIND A HOME, FIND A PET

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park + Broad Boutique apartments, under Kole Management Company, a Savannah-based real estate management and investment firm, partnered with Coastal Pet Rescue for their Grand Opening on June 28. Park + Broad welcomed pet food and monetary donations and had available adoptable pets while showcasing their new apartments. To view the interview, visit http://www.wtoc.com/clip/14453342/park-broad-and-coastal-pet-rescue. For more information on Kole management , visit www.Kolemc.com.  For more information on the non-profit Coastal Pet Rescue, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/

Park + Broad

Park + Broad


SAVANNAH LEADING THE WAY IN TECHNOLOGY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia legislature has designated Savannah as a logistics technology innovation corridor along Interstate 16 and Interstate 95. Keith Fletcher, COO of local technology services firm, Speros, played a key role in achieving this status by appearing before the Senate study committee on two separate occasions. Fletcher was able to highlight the some of the many advantages Savannah brings to the table. He also heads a local task force that has been working on the corridor. Read more about the new designation at

ENMARK ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the second session of the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Flux Nourishment Community was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for community health research and diet and wellness education. Flux Nourishment Community is a non-profit that uses community-based participatory research and works with community leaders, including those in indigent and minority populations, to bring the message of empowering health through nourishment and to provide services to those in need of nutrition education and wellness coaching. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/ 

GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA-QUESTFEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) This July, Girl Scouts from around the country will once again travel to historic Savannah for an adventure unlike any other. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) is hosting QuestFest, a weekend of fun adventure, challenges and entertainment from July 12-15, in the historic home of Girl Scouting. Last year, there was over 1,000 Girl Scouts in attendance. For more information, visit https://gsquestfest.org/

LEOPOLD AND PRESSLY JOIN BETHESDA BOARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy is pleased to welcome Hollywood movie producer and Savannah businessman Stratton Leopold and educator Paul Pressly to the institution’s board of governors. Leopold, a Savannah native who has been in the film business for more than 40 years, has nearly 60 film and television credits to his name ranging from executive producer and producer to casting director and actor. Pressly is director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance at the Ossabaw Island Foundation and is a past headmaster of the Savannah Country Day School. The two new board members will join officers Cliff McCurry, chair; William T. Moore, vice chair; Quentin Marlin, secretary; Jim Trolinger, treasurer; and fellow members Linda Bleicken, Ellen Bolch, J. Ryan Chandler, Brian Harlander, John C. Helmken, H. Michael Hughes, Diane Ingram, R. Kevin Jackson, Leslie Littlejohn, Joe Marinelli and Donna Stafford. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org

HOSPICE ART GALLERY HONORS VETERANS

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the month of July, Hospice of Savannah will be showing selected photographs celebrating over 10 years of Hospice Savannah patients and families, including “We Honor Veterans” showcasing veteran patients. Join photographer Les Wilkes on July 15 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery. For more information, please visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/les-wilkes/ or email hsfoundation@hospicesavannah.org.

FOURTH ANNUAL KIDS & PROS FOOTBALL CAMP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Kids & Pros No-Contact Football Camps will be held at two locations in the Savannah area. The first camp will be held on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at Calvary Day School. The second camp will be held on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 at Pooler Recreation Park. Kids & Pros, started by NFL alumni Bobby Butler and Buddy Curry in 2002, highlights on-the-field football instruction as the program teaches football fundamentals and safety techniques and integrates the Game Changers for Life in each component of the clinic. It also offers players guidance on proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. For more information visit https://www.kidsandpros.com

DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT SKINCARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology shares skincare facts: “Experts say you only need 1oz, or 1 shot glass worth of sunscreen each application. That’s about how much it takes to cover exposed skin areas.” To learn more about Low Country Dermatology, visit https://lcderm.com/ 

OGLETHORPE DRIVING CLUB HOSTS CARS AND COFFEE

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third year in a row, The Oglethorpe Driving Club (ODC) will host its July “Cars and Coffee” meeting at Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406, on Saturday, July 7 from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. (rain or shine) to benefit their scholarship drive. On display will be the finest examples of classic, vintage and exotic cars from Savannah and surrounding areas. Donations will be accepted at the event from attendees. For more information about this event visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/186856591591/  and check out the short event promo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwKgGsG8J9w&utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=video_export

“QUICKBOOKS ONLINE” HOSTED AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, will host QuickBooks Online Tuesday, July 24 from 9am – 4pm. Cost $169. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern or call 912-651-3200 for more info.

LSEGA 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2019 course. The deadline to nominate is Friday, Aug. 3. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or regional leaders, or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations may be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com). 

GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT HOSPICE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 15th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Robbie Smith was a vibrant, fun, sports-loving young man who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1992. For fifteen years his family and friends have organized a fun-filled day of golf in his memory and in gratitude for the care provided by Hospice Savannah during the last months of his life. This year’s outing has a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain’s choice) format. $100 per person includes lunch, prizes, and beverages on the course; $125 per person also includes two Mulligans, one raffle ticket, Tee Buster on Hole 14, Eagle Putt on Hole 7, and a “Fantasy” scratch-off card for a chance to win a complimentary round of golf. Players may register at www.RobbieGolf.com/register or call Kevin Ainsworth at 912-655-1933. Proceeds will help sustain the life-enriching programs and services of Hospice Savannah, Inc.

YOUNG WOMEN RECEIVE DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Fifty-six young ladies from Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and Effingham Counties received a Leadership Award for completing the 2017-2018 Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. The accomplishment was celebrated on June 2 at The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island. Dawn’s Daughter, Ltd. is a program founded by WTOC news anchor Dawn Baker dedicated to empowering high school girls of all backgrounds and abilities to set big goals and make positive life choices that will enable them to maximize their full potential. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/dawnsdaughterltd/ Young ladies complete the 2017-2018 Dawn's Daughter Leadership Academy

LOCAL COALITION TO SPEAK AT NAT’L CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Members of the local community organizer coalition, The Political Rascals, have been invited to speak at the national Netroots Nation 2018 conference in New Orleans. Their proposal, Moving the Ball Forward in the Deep South: Why What Works in Your Town Don’t Work in Ours, was selected out of 300 proposals and will be one of the main events at the three-day conference. For more information or to donate to their campaign, visit the campaign fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/events/239191990148096/

The Political Rascals Representatives

(From left to right): Coco Papy, Amanda Hollowell, Clinton Edminster (who is not going), Moncello Stewart, Molly Lieberman and Edy Gresham


DEWITT TILTON GROUP GIVES UPDATE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group gives an update on one of their projects, Livingood’s Appliance and Bedding. To view, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DewittTiltonGroup/ Dewitt Tilton Group, Commercial Construction Savannah, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

BITTY & BEAU’S COFFEE COMING TO SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bitty & Beau’s, a Wilmington, North Carolina based coffee shop is expanding into the Hostess City.  Founder Amy Wright named the shop after her two children who have Down syndrome.  The mission of the organization is to employ those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) including Down syndrome, autism, Cerebral palsy, and more.  The goal is to employ 20 people at the Savannah location, a majority of those will be people with IDD.  Visit http://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/more-than-a-cup-of-joe-bitty-beaus-is-coming-to-savannah/1240270216 to view the full story on WSAV.

PERFORMANCE INITIATIVE LIFTERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Eleven Performance Initiative weightlifters compete at 2018 Youth National Championships.  They brought home 3 National Championship titles, 1 silver medalist, 1 bronze medalist, 1 female 13U Best Lifter and 3 national records set. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceInitiatives/

SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com

NEED SOME COFFEE?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Coffee, a male Jack Russel Terrier mix. He is approximately 2 months old. Coffee is playful and loving as well as litterbox trained. To view Coffee and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-202-coffee/

How to Handle Telephone Hold Times in Your Business

How to Handle Telephone Hold Times in Your Business
By Rik LaSpisa

Prior to the 1950’s, making a phone call without the assistance of an operator was unheard of. In order to make a call you had to wait on hold until an operator connected you to your party. After the introduction of the North American Numbering Plan in the United States, and similar systems in Europe, we have been able to direct dial anyone we wish to call.

Despite this, waiting on hold is still very much a part of our lives. Time magazine reports that a survey commissioned by TalkTo found that Americans spend 13 hours per year on hold. Being on hold is now an unwelcome interruption during most customer service calls. Here are some considerations to ensure your customers remain on the line.

Live Answer vs Auto Attendant

Ideally, you will answers all calls live, however, not every business can do this. If you use an auto attendant, make sure your customers can reach a person after one or two menus. This will improve their opinion of your customer service.

Music on Hold

Hold music has the benefit of easing a customer’s frustration while also making their wait-time seem shorter. Pick hold music that reflects your brand, is relatable to your customers, and is updated regularly. Be aware that you cannot use a radio station or streaming music service for your hold music. You will be required to comply with ASCAP regulations and possibly pay licensing fees. Your phone system may come with pre-programmed hold music, however music that is too simple and generic may not keep your customers on the line.

Messages on Hold

Hold messages offer you an opportunity to educate new and existing customers about products, services, and specials. Surveys have shown that 88% of callers prefer messages on hold to any other hold option, with 16–20% of those callers making a purchase based on those messages. Utilizing hold messages can be appropriate for any business that provides goods or services to customers at their home or business, in store, through phone orders, or online. You can arrange to have custom messages on hold created for your business through your phone system provider.

What not to do

Having a hold strategy is important, but some businesses place their customers on hold to complete silence. According to recent surveys, 55% of callers placed on a silent hold hung up. You should also avoid using the ubiquitous “your call is important to us” message. This will challenge your credibility if customers experience long hold times. Finally, don’t interrupt your music on hold with messages. If you wish to use a combination of messages and music, make sure your messages play during a transition.

Remember, being kept on hold is an annoying inconvenience for customers. Whether you need to look up information related to their account, toggle between another call, or transfer them to another party, try to keep their time on hold as brief and productive as possible.

Rik LaSpisa Speros

Rik LaSpisa is the Director of Sales at Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah. For more information, please visit speros.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 25, 2018

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 GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA-QUESTFEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Registration for the “Quest” part of QuestFest is closed, but due to high demand, the sign up is open for a handful of add-on events, including the Coastal Discovery Tour. Book now at https://gsquestfest.org/

LSEGA 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2019 course. The deadline to nominate is Friday, Aug. 3. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or regional leaders, or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations may be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com).

OGLETHORPE DRIVING CLUB HOSTS CARS AND COFFEE
(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third year in a row, The Oglethorpe Driving Club (ODC) will host its July “Cars and Coffee” meeting at Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406, on Saturday, July 7th from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. (rain or shine) to benefit their scholarship drive. On display will be the finest examples of classic, vintage and exotic cars from Savannah and surrounding areas. Donations will be accepted at the event from attendees. For more information about this event visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/186856591591/  and check out the short event promo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwKgGsG8J9w&utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=video_export

 APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR FREE MOUTH-GUARDS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental, will be accepting applications for the 2018 Canfield Mouth Shield Program for one more week, through Monday, July 2. Local organizations may apply to win custom-fit mouth guards in personalized colors for their entire sports team. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/applications-sought-for-free-mouth-guard-program-for-local-teams/

DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT SKINCARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology shares skincare facts: “Experts say you only need 1oz, or 1 shot glass worth of sunscreen each application. That’s about how much it takes to cover exposed skin areas.” To learn more about Low Country Dermatology, visit https://lcderm.com/

YOUNG WOMEN RECEIVE DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Fifty-six young ladies from Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and Effingham Counties received a Leadership Award for completing the 2017-2018 Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. The accomplishment was celebrated on June 2 at The Club at Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island. Dawn’s Daughter, Ltd. is a program founded by WTOC news anchor Dawn Baker dedicated to empowering high school girls of all backgrounds and abilities to set big goals and make positive life choices that will enable them to maximize their full potential. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/dawnsdaughterltd/
Young ladies complete the 2017-2018 Dawn's Daughter Leadership Academy

DR. CANFIELD PERFORMS HEALTH SCREENINGS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental will be at the second lecture of the 2018 Encourage Health Education series on Tuesday, June 26, performing free health screenings for all attendees. For more information on Dr. Canfield, please visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/ For more information on the Encourage Health Education series, please visit www.healthysavannah.org or www.enmarket.com.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA AT FORSYTH PARK
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Lululemon for International Day of Yoga at Forsyth Park Thursday, June 21st from 6pm-8pm. All proceeds will go to support Performance Initiatives youth programs. Bring a friend, yoga mat and bug spray and have fun! For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/182508255676720/

WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?
(ENTREPRENEUR) Why do you do what you do? This is the question that can really set you apart from your competitors. Make sure you answer it. Everywhere. For more 2018 marketing and PR tips, check out this article: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/307118

“QUICKBOOKS ONLINE” HOSTED AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, will host QuickBooks Online Tuesday, July 24 from 9am – 4pm. Cost $169. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern or call 912-651-3200 for more info.

CORNERSTONES OF HEALTHY LIVING-LECTURE TO BE LIVESTREAMED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Megyn Jefferson, CEO and Health Coach of Flux Nourishment, will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, June 26, during the second of four 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. Jefferson will speak on “Cornerstones of Healthy Living,” which looks at simple lifestyle changes that lead to a fulfilled life above the line of wellness. Registration has been filled for this presentation, but the lecture will be livestreamed on Healthy Savannah and the Enmarket Facebook pages. For more information, please visit www.healthysavannah.org or www.enmarket.com.

LOCAL COALITION TO SPEAK AT NAT’L CONFERENCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Members of the local community organizer coalition, The Political Rascals, have been invited to speak at the national Netroots Nation 2018 conference in New Orleans. Their proposal, Moving the Ball Forward in the Deep South: Why What Works in Your Town Don’t Work in Ours, was selected out of 300 proposals and will be one of the main events at the three-day conference. For more information or to donate to their campaign, visit the campaign fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/events/239191990148096/

SCORE: “TOOLS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS”
(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE will present a key workshop on the planning factors and timing sequence necessary to successfully sell or transfer a small business. The workshop will be on June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the SCORE office, 111 E. Liberty St. Savannah. Call (912)-652-4335 to register.

DEWITT TILTON GROUP GIVES UPDATE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group gives an update on one of their projects, Livingood’s Appliance and Bedding. To view, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DewittTiltonGroup/

BITTY & BEAU’S COFFEE COMING TO SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bitty & Beau’s, a Wilmington, North Carolina based coffee shop is expanding into the Hostess City.  Founder Amy Wright named the shop after her two children who have Down syndrome.  The mission of the organization is to employ those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) including Down syndrome, autism, Cerebral palsy, and more.  The goal is to employ 20 people at the Savannah location, a majority of those will be people with IDD.  Visit http://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/more-than-a-cup-of-joe-bitty-beaus-is-coming-to-savannah/1240270216 to view the full story on WSAV.

KOLE MANAGEMENT ADDS TWO  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Co. (KMC), a Savannah-based real estate investment and management firm, has added two key executives. Hannah Moore, who has worked at Colliers International in Atlanta, is KMC’s new director of talent management. Katie Davis, the company’s new director of marketing, previously worked as a sales executive with RentPath in Savannah and has 10 years experience in marketing. For more information visit
Katie Headshot

Katie Davis, Kole Management Co.

Hannah Headshot

Hannah Moore, Kole Management Co.


PERFORMANCE INITIATIVE LIFTERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Eleven Performance Initiative weightlifters compete at 2018 Youth National Championships.  They brought home 3 National Championship titles, 1 silver medalist, 1 bronze medalist, 1 female 13U Best Lifter and 3 national records set. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceInitiatives/

PORSCHE’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

(JASPER CO., SC) Peacock Automotive brought together sports car lovers, local dignitaries and others from across Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Porsche’s line of premium automobiles at the dealership’s “Sportscar Together Day.” To learn more about the celebration, visit https://savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/ports-transportation/8133-june-18-porsche-70th-anniversary-celebration-held-at-peacock-automotive.html For more information about Peacock Automotive or the Porsche of Hilton Head dealership, visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
Peacock Automotive Celebrates Porsche's 70th birthday

Roy Stine, the General Manager of Porsche of Hilton Head, cuts the 70th birthday cake.


THEY’VE GONE BANANAS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is offering a free banana to customers. Download the Enmarket app for the coupon. Visit

GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT HOSPICE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 15th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Robbie Smith was a vibrant, fun, sports-loving young man who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1992. For fifteen years his family and friends have organized a fun-filled day of golf in his memory and in gratitude for the care provided by Hospice Savannah during the last months of his life. This year’s outing has a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain’s choice) format. $100 per person includes lunch, prizes, and beverages on the course; $125 per person also includes two Mulligans, one raffle ticket, Tee Buster on Hole 14, Eagle Putt on Hole 7, and a “Fantasy” scratch-off card for a chance to win a complimentary round of golf. Players may register at www.RobbieGolf.com/register or call Kevin Ainsworth at 912-655-1933. Proceeds will help sustain the life-enriching programs and services of Hospice Savannah, Inc.

 TRENDS OF PR

(DIGITAL MARKETING INSTITUTE) Video is the hot trend of 2018 PR and marketing. Learn how to use it to your advantage: https://digitalmarketinginstitute.com/en-us/blog/02-04-2018-the-state-of-video-marketing-in-2018

DEDICATION OF LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach hosted a dedication ceremony that included the installation of the new Little Free Library. The new library will be part of the Flannery O’Connor Book Trail, which runs from Savannah, Ga. to Milledgeville, Ga. The library is located at 514 E. Henry St. To read more about this new Little Free Library, please visit http://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20180609/bunny-in-city-little-free-library-opens-at-savannah-youth-shelter

CAMP BUDDY IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Learn more about Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s Camp Buddy happening this month. Watch the interview with the camp coordinators, Molly Marchese and Pam Hussey, as they talk about what to expect at camp. http://www.wtoc.com/clip/14398867/camp-buddy

For more information about Chatham Camp Buddy, contact Pam Hussey at (912) 220-6429 or pbjhussey@gmail.com. To learn more about Effingham Camp Buddy, contact Molly Marchese at (912) 213-9127 or mollymarchese@windstream.net. To learn more about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

Chatham Camp Buddy Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society 2017

Campers enjoy Chatham Camp Buddy 2017


 TACO TUESDAYS FOR PARK PLACE OUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bull Street Taco has selected Park Place Outreach as the June non-profit for Taco Tuesdays. Every Tuesday in June, Bull Street Taco, 1608 Bull Street, will feature a special menu from which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Park Place Outreach, a temporary residential shelter for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth ages 11-17. Follow this link https://www.facebook.com/events/625341961142718/ for more information on Taco Tuesdays.

AUTISM SCHOOL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Advance Academy is the only year-round day school in southeast Georgia for children, ages 6-18, diagnosed with ASD. Advance Academy is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and is a provider for the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship program. They are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year! For more information, please visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/advance-academy-application/

FREE AND EASY ACCESS TO CUSTOMERS

(INC) Email marketing is not dead! It will cost your business next to nothing, your target audience receives it for free and they can access it easily from any device. For more 2018 marketing and PR tips, check out this article: https://www.inc.com/jeremy-goldman/7-essentials-for-any-digital-marketing-strategy.html

SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com

INTRODUCING TIPPER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Tipper is a male orange tabby currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. This 8 week old kitten loves cuddling and belly scratches and would be a great addition to any home. To view Tipper and other pets for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-057-tipper/

How to Make Your Website GDPR Compliant by Lauren Dingus of Speros

How to Make Your Website GDPR Compliant
By Lauren Dingus, Director of Web and Social Media Department

Lauren Dingus of Speros

Lauren Dingus of Speros

 

With data security becoming more and more of a concern, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) being implemented in the European Union is sure to become the precedent for other countries, like the United States.

Your company can use GDPR as an advantage by becoming compliant with these regulations as soon as possible. By adopting these regulations, you will show your customers that you value their privacy and security. In turn, your customers will trust you. Here are a few quick ways you can get ahead of the competition.

Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions
You want to make sure you have an updated privacy policy. Your privacy policy needs to clearly lay out how you are acquiring data from users, where the data is being stored, how long you intend to keep the data, how users can view the information you’ve stored, and how the user can have the data removed from your systems. Along with your privacy policy, your website should also include its terms and conditions for users on the site. This should briefly outline how users are allowed to interact with your site.

Easy Opt-in and Opt-out
Your website visitors need to be able to opt-out just as easily as the opted in. Normally you have your users subscribe their email as your opt-in option. Opting out should be just as simple. For example, if you are sending your users email marketing, have a link at the bottom where they can choose to opt-out. You can include this link in your privacy policy as well.

SSL Certificate
A Single Socket Layer, or SSL certificate, is a small file that you put into your website. It makes all your content secure between servers, can help your Google search engine optimization (SEO), and help build trust with your customers. The SSL certificate provides the “padlock” symbol that you often see in web browsers and the “https://” in front of your domain name. When your customers see this, they know that your website is secure.

IP Tracking
If your website uses IP tracking that provides you with identifiable details about your visitors, then you need to make it known in your privacy policy. This data is different than what is collected with Google Analytics and is considered personal data.

RE-Marketing
Re-marketing is when a website uses cookies to track your online activity and serve you ads based on your online activity. For example, if you’re on a website that sells a product and then you later log onto Facebook and see an ad from that site, it used cookies to track your information. You must make website visitors aware of this in your privacy policy.

Cookies
Advertising the use of and the acceptance of using cookies is law. It needs to be clear immediately on the website for the user to be able to accept or deny the use of cookies. In addition, it needs to be outlined in your privacy policy that you use cookies and what you use them for.

Social media advertising
If you plan on using email addresses for social media marketing lists you must make users aware. They have to willingly opt into the social media marketing and you must provide them with an easy method to opt-out.

Website forms
Input forms on your website cannot have prefilled form fields. This is considered implied consent. Your forms must be clear and allow your website visitors to give explicit consent for each type of processing. The user must give their consent freely for everything they are opting into.

Online payments
If your website uses a payment gateway like PayPal, your own website may be collecting personal data from the transactions made. You must make sure your website has an SSL certificate to ensure your users it is safe. You need to make it clear in your privacy policy that what information is being collected. If the information is being stored, then you need to make it clear how long the information will be stored, and if the user wants the information removed you must do so.

Data breaches
Lastly, you must notify users of any data breach that takes place within 72 hours. Furthermore, if the breach puts users’ freedoms and rights at risk, then the Information Commissioners Office website must also be notified.

Ultimately you want to get ahead of the competition and comply with the regulations of GDPR as it will quickly become the standard. By doing so you will build trust with your customers and build your company’s reputation as a trusted source.

Lauren Dingusis the Director of Web and Social Media Department at Speros, responsible for the website development division including high-end graphic design, integrated functionality and security components. For information, contact Dingus at ldingus@speros.comor 912.790.5117.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 18, 2018

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GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT HOSPICE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 15th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at The Club at Savannah Harbor. Robbie Smith was a vibrant, fun, sports-loving young man who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1992. For fifteen years his family and friends have organized a fun-filled day of golf in his memory and in gratitude for the care provided by Hospice Savannah during the last months of his life. This year’s outing has a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start with a four-man scramble (captain’s choice) format. $100 per person includes lunch, prizes, and beverages on the course; $125 per person also includes two Mulligans, one raffle ticket, Tee Buster on Hole 14, Eagle Putt on Hole 7, and a “Fantasy” scratch-off card for a chance to win a complimentary round of golf. Players may register at www.RobbieGolf.com/register or call Kevin Ainsworth at 912-655-1933. Proceeds will help sustain the life-enriching programs and services of Hospice Savannah, Inc.

SUPPORT SECOND HARVEST WITH SPEROS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know 64% of children in Coastal Georgia go hungry every day? Join Speros of Savannah and be a part of the solution to this problem by donating food and funds to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. From June 11 – 22, Speros is participating in Bytes for Bites, a two-week food and fund drive done in participation with the Technology Association of Georgia and the Georgia Food Bank Association. To support the cause or for more information, visit https://speros.com/bytes4bites/

DEDICATION OF LITTLE FREE LIBRARY AT PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach hosted a dedication ceremony that included the installation of the new Little Free Library. The new library will be part of the Flannery O’Connor Book Trail, which runs from Savannah, Ga. to Milledgeville, Ga. The library is located at 514 E. Henry St. To read more about this new Little Free Library, please visit http://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20180609/bunny-in-city-little-free-library-opens-at-savannah-youth-shelter

PORSCHE’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

(JASPER CO., SC) Peacock Automotive brought together sports car lovers, local dignitaries and others from across Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Porsche’s line of premium automobiles at the dealership’s “Sportscar Together Day.” For more information about Peacock Automotive or the Porsche of Hilton Head dealership, visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
Peacock Automotive Celebrates Porsche's 70th birthday

Roy Stine, the General Manager of Porsche of Hilton Head, cuts the 70th birthday cake.


LINK BACK TO CONTENT

(ENTREPRENEUR) As a business, you are always looking for ways to get your target audience to visit your website. Make sure to link back to content on your website when you post on social media or send out your news. And here’s a new one: use your voicemail to encourage people to check out your website when they miss you on the phone. For more 2018 marketing and PR tips, check out this article: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/307118

CAMP BUDDY IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Learn more about Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s Camp Buddy happening this month. Watch the interview with the camp coordinators, Molly Marchese and Pam Hussey, as they talk about what to expect at camp. http://www.wtoc.com/clip/14398867/camp-buddy

For more information about Chatham Camp Buddy, contact Pam Hussey at (912) 220-6429 or pbjhussey@gmail.com. To learn more about Effingham Camp Buddy, contact Molly Marchese at (912) 213-9127 or mollymarchese@windstream.net. To learn more about the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

Chatham Camp Buddy Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society 2017

Campers enjoy Chatham Camp Buddy 2017


SOLD OUT – BUT WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED 
PRESCRIPTION FOR LIFE: 4 PILLARS OF HEALTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Evelyn Higgins will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, June 26, during Enmarket’s second of four 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. Higgins will speak on The Prescription for Life: 4 Pillars of Health, which looks at health as more than just the absence of disease by investigating the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual elements of wholeness. The speech will be livestreamed on Healthy Savannah’s and Enmarket’s Facebook pages. For more information, visit www.healthysavannah.org

KOLE TO MANAGE NEW DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park + Broad, a new high-end boutique apartment community in the up-and-coming east side of downtown Savannah, has scheduled a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for Thursday, June 28 at 5:30 p.m. The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will participate. Kole Management Company, a Savannah-based real estate management and investment firm, has been hired to manage the facility. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/kole-to-manage-new-downtown-apartments-in-savannah/

 APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR FREE MOUTH-GUARDS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental, is now accepting applications for the 2018 Canfield Mouth Shield Program. Local organizations may apply to win custom-fit mouth guards in personalized colors for their entire sports team. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/applications-sought-for-free-mouth-guard-program-for-local-teams/

RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS TO PREVENT MELANOMA
(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Cancer Society reports that more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. Dr. Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology shares her melanoma awareness tips to help individuals recognize the signs and take action to prevent melanoma. You can find the full article here http://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20180603/before-beach-recognize-melanoma-warning-signs-keys-to-prevention

BETHESDA FARM IS FOR FOODIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Representatives from Bethesda Academy recently spent an evening on air with The Algonquin Kitchen, a culinary arts show airing every Tuesday at
6 p.m. on 107.5 fm/WRUU Savannah. Listen to the full interview, which highlights the school’s 4.5 acre farm and organic market garden, at https://www.wruu.org/broadcasts/6817/

SUCCESS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
(ENTREPRENEUR) The handbook of successful social media use in 5 simple tips. Check them out here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/249445.  Be sure to visit www.carriagetradepr.com for your public relations needs.

THEY’VE GONE BANANAS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is offering a free banana to customers. Download the Enmarket app for the coupon. Visit http://enmarket.com/

 TACO TUESDAYS FOR PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bull Street Taco has selected Park Place Outreach as the June non-profit for Taco Tuesdays. Every Tuesday in June, Bull Street Taco, 1608 Bull Street, will feature a special menu from which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Park Place Outreach, a temporary residential shelter for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth ages 11-17. Follow this link https://www.facebook.com/events/625341961142718/ for more information on Taco Tuesdays.

BLUE JEANS AND BBQ BUSINESS CONNECTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber’s June Business Connection networking event is set for Thursday, June 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Red Gate Farms, 136 Red Gate Farms Trail. Barbecue will be provided by Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp. Tickets are $10 for Chamber members and $25 for member guests. For tickets or more information, visit:

SCORE: “TOOLS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS”
(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE will present a key workshop on the planning factors and timing sequence necessary to successfully sell or transfer a small business. The workshop will be on June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the SCORE office, 111 E. Liberty St. Savannah. Call (912)-652-4335 to register.

SAVANNAH’S BIGGEST CONVENTION EVER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah is welcoming its largest city-wide convention ever from June 12-20 when the National Beta Club Convention comes to the Savannah Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. The convention for high-achieving students in grades 4th through 12th offers club members the opportunity to share project ideas and showcase their academic and leadership abilities with peers from around the globe. More than 20,000 students and 5,000 adult chaperones will be in attendance, staying in hotels all across the area including Pooler, the Southside, Midtown and the Historic District. Follow this link for more information on the convention http://www.savannahchambernews.com/member-news/is-your-business-ready-for-beta-club-convention-june-12-20/

DAWN’S DAUGHTER
Recap of the week long Dawn’s Daughter, LTD Leadership Academy 2018, which helps young high school women get the competitive edge in life and career. “Young women will increasingly take their place in leadership roles across the world, we are developing the next generation of leaders” says Dawn Baker, founder of Dawn’s Daughter.

GEORGIA  ENTERTAINMENT 102 EVENT
(ATLANTA, GA) Guests are invited to mingle with the who’s who of the entertainment industry as Georgia Entertainment 102 provides an overview of key industry data and reviews the recent legislative session. Charles Bowen of The Bowen Law Group and the Savannah Film Alliance will present again this year. This will be one of the final events at the iconic Moonshine Post Productions location as they are shifting to a new location. This is an invite only event. If you would like an invitation, please contact https://georgiaentertainmentnews.com/contact-us/

AUTISM SCHOOL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Advance Academy is the only year-round day school in southeast Georgia for children, ages 6-18, diagnosed with ASD. Advance Academy is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and is a provider for the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship program. They are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year! For more information, please visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/advance-academy-application/

FACEBOOK FOR PR

(BUSINESS2COMMUNITY) It’s not all about quantity. Learn how to use Facebook like a pro for marketing and PR: https://www.business2community.com/facebook/13-fantastic-facebook-marketing-tricks-tips-2018-02022098

JOB POSTING
(SAVANNAH, GA) A local construction company is looking to hire an administrative assistant as they continue to grow and expand in the Lowcountry. For more information or to apply, please call 912-777-3404.

SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com

KOLE MANAGEMENT ADDS TWO  
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Co. (KMC), a Savannah-based real estate investment and management firm, has added two key executives. Hannah Moore, who has worked at Colliers International in Atlanta, is KMC’s new director of talent management. Katie Davis, the company’s new director of marketing, previously worked as a sales executive with RentPath in Savannah and has 10 years experience in marketing. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/kole-management-adds-two/
Katie Headshot

Katie Davis, Kole Management Co.

Hannah Headshot

Hannah Moore, Kole Management Co.


EDNA NEEDS A FOREVER HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Edna, a female black lab mix who is approximately 14 weeks old. Edna loves to wrestle and play; she loves to be the center of attention. To view Edna and any other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-174-edna/