The Local Newswire
BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™ ANNOUNCES THREE WINNERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces three winners of SCORE’s “Bizpitch Savannah™.” Each winner receives a cash prize and professional services. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.
com/business/20180907/ savannah-entrepreneurs-shine- at-bizpitch-competition
WELCOME ELIZABETH POOLE
(SAVANNAH, GA) We are pleased to announce that we have added a new member to our growing team! Elizabeth Poole will serve as the new Director of Communications for Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC. and Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and native to Savannah. For more information visit
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ENMARKET ASSUMES OPERATIONS OF JOKER JOE’S TRUCK STOP
(HARDEEVILLE, SC/SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, a convenience store chain with operations in three states, has bought Joker Joe’s Truck Stop in Hardeeville, S.C., a move that expands the company’s reach in a market that extends from Savannah to Charleston, S.C. Savannah-based Enmarket will assume operations of Joker Joe’s on Sept. 6. In addition to growing the retailer’s services and territory served, the purchase will significantly enlarge its diesel fuel business. For more information, visit https://www.
blufftontoday.com/news/ 20180907/enmarket-buys-joker- joes-truck-stop-in-hardeeville
LADIES, GUNS & AMMO 2018
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Republican Women will hold the second annual Ladies, Guns and Ammo event on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Savannah Golf Club. The event is intended to instruct women on the laws associated with handguns and proper safety protocols. Rachel Campos-Duffy, a FOX News and FOX Business Contributor, the wife of Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, and a recurring guest host on hit shows, FOX & Friends and Outnumbered, will be the featured keynote speaker for the luncheon. There will also be two instructional classes available for participants. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.
com/savannah-area-republican- women-announces-second-annual- ladies-guns-ammo/
CLOVER HEALTH HOSTS SENIOR EXPO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Clover Health will host a senior expo as part of the Clover JOY (Just Older Youth) Series on Thursday, September 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. For more information, please contact Tanya Scott-Pilcher at tanya.scottpilcher@
CHARLES BOWEN FEATURED ON LEADERS FORUM INTERNATIONAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bo Bowen, owner of The Bowen Law Group and founder of the Savannah Film Alliance, was recently featured on Leaders Forum International. Watch his interview here: https://www.facebook.com/
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber hosts Bands in the Ballpark on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Historic Grayson Stadium. The networking event includes food and live entertainment from Bucky & Barry, Irritating Julie, and Wassaw Sound. Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $25 for guests. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://savannah.
BUDDY CARTER VISITS BETHESDA ACADEMY STUDENTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) U.S. Representative Buddy Carter visited the students of Bethesda Academy last week. Check out this video to get a glimpse into his visit https://youtu.be/Obb_J2BPSpk
SEPTEMBER OPEN FOR BUSINESS® ANNOUNCED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The September Open for Business® will be held on Wednesday, September 26, at noon on Facebook Live. This month’s topic is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 101. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SURVEY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber has placed a top priority on workforce development. And in an effort to gather additional data, the organization asks individuals to take a few minutes to complete a brief survey by Friday, Sept. 21 at https://www.123formbuilder.
TAKING YOUR WEBSITE BEYOND BORDERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The World Trade Center Savannah announces plans for a hands-on website workshop on Tuesday, September 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Program topics include website tips to effectively market products and services internationally, search engine optimization, simple website enhancements, and much more. Cost to attend is $25 and registration is required. For more information or to register, https://www.
UNITED WAY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF
(SAVANNAH, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire announced a goal of $8,133,333 at the 2018 campaign kick-off last Thursday. This year’s United Way Campaign is chaired by Larry Silbermann, Vice President and General Manager of WTOC-TV. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.
TEACH THE FUTURE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications are now being accepted for Teach the Future Fellowship, a yearlong fellowship for public and private educators dedicated to transforming their schools and classrooms to prepare all students for the world as it is and will be, not as it was. Fellows identify a challenge in their classroom or school that they want to explore and for which they want to develop a unique solution. Program cost for the year is $350. For more information or to apply by September 11, visit https://teachthefuture.
co. Teach the Future is sponsored by St. Andrew’s School.
13TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host their 13th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Forsyth Park. This event, which is open to individuals of every age and ability, is held to support individuals with Down syndrome and their families. A new element this year will be a focus on healthy lifestyles. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.
com/13th-annual-buddy-walk-by- the-lowcountry-down-syndrome- society-october-6/
SPEROS PRESENTS SECURITY TIPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros’ security tip of the week is “Advanced Fee Loan Scams.” Watch this informational video for more information on how to prevent these scams from happening to you or a loved one: https://www.pii-protect.
com/MicroTrainings/micro_ training_view/110?brand_key= uyjmd&ID=53755
TV INTERVIEWS: 8 SECRETS TO SUCCESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Do you have a TV interview coming up? Cynthia Wright, the junior partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, shares eight tips to help you prepare. Read her article here: https://www.savannahnow.
com/business/20180824/cynthia- wright-eight-secrets-to- success-for-tv-interviews
MINIATURE MASTERPIECES SILENT AUCTION BENEFITTING HOSPICE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The community is warmly invited to the closing reception of the Miniature Masterpieces Silent Auction benefiting Hospice Savannah on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Over 50 local artists and artisans have donated mini pieces to this eclectic show. Final bids will be taken at 7:00 p.m. with all proceeds supporting the life-enriching programs and services of not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is located at 1352 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah and work can be viewed prior to the closing reception doing normal weekday business hours. For more information, please visit https://www.
CAST YOUR VOTE
(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s time to vote in Southern Living’s annual Best of the South awards for 2019. Savannah is well represented in a variety of categories from Best Bar to Best Barbecue and much more. Vote now at https://www.southernliving.
com/southsbestvote and show your Savannah support.
(SAVANNAH, GA) VIP Office & Paper Clip will bring its annual Business Expo to its Savannah customers and business community. A tailgate/football inspired, customer appreciation and vendor experience will happen October 4, 2018 from 10-2, at the YMCA Youth Center 6400 Habersham Street, Savannah. Free event. RSVP for lunch to email@example.com
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 https://www.
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(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces KT, a 5 month old female kitten. KT is a gorgeous little girl with the softest thick gray and white fur ever. She purrs the moment you pick her up and yes, please, do pick her up because in your arms is her favorite place to be. When not snuggling, her favorite hobby is giving her toys one serious hard time; she plays for real and she does it well. She will make one Forever Family ever so lucky. To adopt KT or to view other animals available for adoption visit https://coastalpetrescue.