(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 1, 2019

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CHARLES BOWEN HONORED BY GEORGIA STATE SENATE

(ATLANTA, GA) A resolution passed by the Georgia State Senate has recognized Savannah attorney Charles “Bo” Bowen for his services to both the state’s entertainment industry and to its legal profession. In addition, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger honored Bowen as an “Outstanding Georgia Citizen.” Congratulations, Bo! Read the full story here: http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/03/attorney-charles-bowen-honored-georgia-senate-resolution-and-outstanding-georgia-citizen-award/

Charles Bowen

(Left to Right): State Sen. Lester Jackson, State Rep. Craig Gordon, Alayna Bowen, Charles ‘Bo’ Bowen, State Sen. Ben Watson and Alexandra Bowen.


SIXTH YEAR OF ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES KICKS OFF

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah announced the selected speakers for its sixth annual Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series at a kickoff event at Cha Bella Restaurant, 102 East Broad St. The popular speaker series presented in a lunch-and-learn format offers the public a free opportunity to hear local experts discuss health-related topics in a non-commercial atmosphere. The first lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 30. For more information on the 2019 series and the kickoff event, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/events-opportunities/9086-march-29-enmarket-and-healthy-savannah-kickoff-sixth-annual-enmarket-encourage-health-educational-series.html  Enmarket Encourage Health Kickoff Event


WARNER PEACOCK NAMED JASPER COUNTY’S BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Warner Peacock, chairman and CEO of Peacock Automotive, has been named the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year.The announcement came during the chamber’s March 28 banquet at the Chelsea Plantation. The event marked the 60th annual installation and awards banquet for the group, as well as the 29th annual Jasper on the Move Celebration. The Jasper County Chamber of Commerce presents its business person of the year annual award to an individual judged to exhibit “the qualities of a model business person.” For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9087-march-29-warner-peacock-named-jasper%E2%80%99s-business-person-of-the-year.html 

Caption: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Marty Sauls, President of Jasper County Chamber of Commerce; Jill Jauch, Marketing Director of Peacock Automotive; Sheree Darien, Jasper County Chamber of Commerce Board Member.


CYNTHIA CRADDUCK APPOINTED TO STATE JAYCEES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Cradduck, a Savannah-based marketing and public relations professional, has been elected to the Georgia Jaycees’ state executive committee, where she will serve as Vice President of Communications. She is joined on the executive committee by Danielle Fields, President; Katie Harris, Vice President of Community Development; Allen Farley, Vice President of Membership and Chad Brown, Chairman of the Board. Congratulations, Cynthia! We are so proud of you! For more information on the Georgia Jaycees, please visit www.georgiajaycees.com Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing_5920

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HOSTS SECOND SESSION

(STATESBORO, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held the second of its five sessions for 2019 in Bulloch County with an agenda that took the members from Georgia Southern University’s campus to a working farm in Brooklet. The recent session had two focuses: agribusiness and educational opportunities in the region and their impact on economic development. Among the locations the group visited were Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro campus, Southeast Bulloch High School, Nellwood Farms in Brooklet and Ogeechee Technical College. For more information, please visit http://www.lsega.com/

WRIGHT SECURITY SYSTEMS CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY IN BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based home and office security provider, Wright Security Systems, Inc. celebrates 30 years in business. Wright Security Systems, an authorized Alarm.com dealer, specializes in the design, installation, service and monitoring of security and fire alarm systems. The company also offers video recording and in-home automation for both residential and commercial markets. For more information, visit wrightalarm.com/ 

UNITED WAY ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire will recognize organizations, businesses, and individuals for their support over the past year during their annual meeting on Thursday, April 4 from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm. The meeting also includes the election of new officers and board members. The event is open to the public. For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit http://www.uwce.org/events/ 

10 STORIES, 10 WEEKS, 1 CAUSE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Will Gruver is running as an All Star Alumni Candidate in the annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign. Will initially ran as a Candidate in the spring of 2014. Since that time, he has been heavily involved with the campaign. He decided to run again as an All Star candidate, in which he will represent Savannah on a National stage, competing against others from around the United States. As part of the “awareness” portion of his campaign, Will has created a video series intitled ’10 Stories, 10 Weeks, 1 Cause’. To go along with the ten week fundraising competition, he has chosen ten local individuals who each have a chance to tell their story about how cancer has affected their life. Now in it’s fifth week, the videos have created a buzz on Facebook with people excited to hear the next one each Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. The video can be viewed here: https://hopedgruver-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/Redirect?ukey=13vfp5wrRvPlmPIKzdFFG38P-moTLDD2ViYGcj8A70aw-2124829771&key=YAMMID-10366635&link=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fwillgruverallstar 


HOSPICE SAVANNAH – YEAR IN REVIEW

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah held their 2019 Annual Meeting recently. With so much excitement and so many new changes, they decided to create a quick newsletter to update you with all things Hospice Savannah. Check it out here: https://files.constantcontact.com/c6a91b43201/56cc70a2-b95b-4cd0-b325-6150f9625e77.pdf 

VOLUNTEER WITH DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Looking for volunteer opportunities? Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy is looking for guidance counselors willing to volunteer their time! Learn more information here: https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190323/volunteer-opportunities 

RUSSO’S FRESH SEAFOOD IN BLUFFTON TO OPEN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Third-generation “fishmonger,” Charles Russo III will open Russo’s Fresh Seafood in Bluffton, a 4,050-square-foot production facility and and wholesale market, this summer. For 73 years, the Russo family has been serving and providing “boat to table” seafood to the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry. For more information, please visit https://www.islandpacket.com/news/business/article227130764.html?fbclid=IwAR1fi3_sjQku7EdsbqKg_mVm1oR3gx6ZSN7AVF5SJGfzqIODgWhln-8iKsU

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY AND JASPER COUNTY OPEN NEW LOCATION

(HARDEEVILLE, SC) The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry and Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County opened a new location at Hardeeville Elementary. Peacock Automotive is a proud supporter of the Boys and Girls Club. For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County visit, www.bgcjaspercounty.org or the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry visit,  www.bgclowcountry.org. For more information on Peacock Automotive visit,  https://www.peacockautomotive.com

SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS DONATES TO BETHESDA ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia presented a $3,000 donation to Bethesda Academy. This donation will directly support Bethesda’s scholarship program. The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia has a long history of supporting Bethesda Academy. For more information visit http://www.wtoc.com/2019/03/14/ga-society-colonial-wars-presents-bethesda-academy-with-k-donation/

The Society of Colonial Wars of America Present Check to Bethesda Academy

CAPTION: (LEFT TO RIGHT) John Reddan, Director of Institutional Advancement of Bethesda Academy, Allen Williams, Governor General of the Society of Colonial Wars of America, Dr. Michael Hughes, President of Bethesda Academy, and Robert Groves, Deputy Governor General of the Society of Colonial Wars.


ENMARKET OPENS ON POOLER PARKWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, a Savannah-based chain of convenience stores, built a new 6,366-square-foot store on Pooler Parkway across the street from the soon-to-open St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler Campus.The new store features the chain’s first drive-through window, serving fresh food and beverages from Enmarket’s proprietary restaurant, The Eatery. It also features touchless restrooms, exposed ceilings, spacious parking and outdoor seating. For more information, visit https://csnews.com/enmarket-opens-its-first-store-drive-thru  Enmarket Pooler Location Exterior

SHERRY DANIEL JOINS BOARD FOR PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. For more information, visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9058-march-19-roto-rooter-ceo-sherry-daniel-appointed-to-park-place-outreach-board-of-directors.html

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah


CELEBRATE TRIUMPHS OF THOSE WITH DOWN SYNDROME

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kayla Johnson, Executive Director of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), shares her story in this beautiful article regarding World Down Syndrome Day. Read the full article here: https://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20190320/kayla-johnson-column-celebrate-triumphs-of-those-with-down-syndrome-and-their-families

FREE ORAL HEALTH SCREENINGS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that the month of April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? In the United States, one person dies every 60 minutes because of oral cancer. In an effort to help people detect the disease early on which can increase survival rates to as much as 90 percent, Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental and Premier Dental Designs is offering free cancer screenings at both locations on Thursday, April 11 and Thursday, April 25. The exams only take a few minutes, but they normally cost as much as $80. While the screenings will be free, an appointment is necessary. For more information in Rincon, please contact Premier Dental Designs by calling (912) 826-4037 or visiting http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/. For Savannah residents, please call (912) 349-0472 or visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/ 

GEORGIA JAYCEES ANNOUNCE OUTDOOR RAFFLE

(GEORGIA) The Georgia Jaycees have launched the Georgia Outdoor Raffle with 52 opportunities to win prizes throughout the year. This raffle supports the Georgia Jaycees’ mission to provide development opportunities that empower young professionals in Georgia to create positive change. There are two prizes left for March: Bose noise canceling headphones and season passes to Six Flags. Read about all of the prizes here: https://go.rallyup.com/georgiajaycees Tickets can be bought from Cynthia Cradduck at 912-856-9075 or c.n.cradduck@gmail.com

CHATHAM EXCHANGE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESSES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group is making great progress on the brand new Chatham Exchange located on the corner of Chatham Parkway and Highway 17. This retail center will be up and running before we know it! For more information, please visit dewitttiltongroup.com 

REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP ALOHA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle Grief and Loss counselors and volunteers facilitate a weekend overnight camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. Camp Aloha runs from the evening of May 3 through the afternoon of May 5. For more information, please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha

CHAMBER POWER HOUR

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Chamber’s Small Business Council at The Grand Lake Club at Southbridge for a lunch-and-learn and networking opportunity on April 2. This event is open to Chamber Members for $12, for information on becoming a chamber member contact Cynthia at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com. To RSVP to the event, visit

PUBLIX SAVANNAH WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON & 5K AND GIRLS ON THE RUN

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K highlights Savannah’s beautiful Historic District with a brand-new course winding 13.1 miles through tree-lined streets and city squares. Race day is Saturday, April 6. Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry is an official charity of the race. There are special rates for people who want to support Girls on the Run. When you register, you can get 5% off when you use the code, GOTRFUND. For more information visit, http://www.savannahwomenshalf.com

BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet up with other Savannah Chamber members at April Business Connection on April 11 at the Savannah Country Club. Bring a stack of business cards to exchange while you’re networking at one of Savannah’s most historic golf venues. This event is open to Chamber Members for $10 or guests for $25, for information on becoming a chamber member contact Cynthia at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com. To RSVP to the event, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/april-business-connection-at-savannah-country-club-april-11/

PROSPERITY THROUGH TRADE

(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) will host its inaugural Prosperity Through Trade luncheon Thursday, May 9, 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Chief Operating Officer of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Network, Carol Sawdye, will be the keynote speaker. WTCSav will also present the World Trade Center Savannah International Business of the Year Award to a regional company demonstrating excellence in international trade. To purchase tickets, visit www.wtcsavannah.org/events . For more information, contact LeAndrea Mikell at  lmikell@wtcsavannah.org.

TASTE OF DOWNTOWN BUSINESS CONNECTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber for its 18th annual Taste of Downtown Business Connection on May 16, presented by Bank of America, bringing more than 40 member restaurants to historic Johnson Square to share small bites and sips of menu item favorites. With around 2,000 expected attendees, Taste of Downtown is the Chamber’s biggest (and most delicious) networking opportunity of the year! For more information visit, http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=149

THANK YOU GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Georgia Southern University is one of the Excellence Sponsors for the 2019 Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) program. With nearly 26,500 students and 141 degree programs, Georgia Southern is the largest comprehensive university south of Atlanta. The university’s hands-on, practical approach to learning, and faculty dedicated to teaching, ensure students are prepared for their career and life after graduation. For more information, please visit https://www.georgiasouthern.edu/ 

HOLES FORE HEROES – MAY 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Georgia Apartment Association will host its third annual Holes Fore Heroes golf tournament benefitting the NLF Veteran’s Village on May 17. The tournament will take place at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Sponsors’ deadline to sign-up is May 3, and golfers may register until May 10. For more information, please visit https://www.coastalga-apt.org/events/2019holesforeheroes

BEAUFORT’S FIRST REALITY TV SHOW

(BEAUFORT, SC) Local entrepreneur Brittney Hiller has partnered with local network WSCG TV, to create FlowCounty.  FlowCountry is a locally filmed 30 minute reality tv style show that will highlight yoga, wellness, and alternative health insight. FlowCountry is estimated to reach over 800,000 viewers. For more information, please contact Brittney Hiller at

MEET DAFFODIL

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Daffodil! Daffodil is just over a year old. He loves his fur siblings and his humans, but what he really loves are his toys! Once he settles down, he loves “lap time.” For more information on Daffodil or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-035-daffodil/ 
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