(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 5, 2019

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BETHESDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS ANNOUNCES 2019-20 OFFICERS, NEW BOARD MEMBERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Union Society Board of Governors has chosen its 2019-20 slate of officers, with retired higher education executive William “Ted” Moore serving as chairman. Joining him as officers will be attorney Quentin Marlin, partner with Ellis, Painter, Ratterree and Adams, as vice chairman; Paul Pressley, director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Educational Alliance and longtime headmaster of Savannah Country Day School, as secretary; and retired corporate executive Jim Trolinger as treasurer. Six other new members were appointed as well. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/07/bethesda-board-governors-announces-2019-20-officers-new-board-members/
ENMARKET TO RAISE FUNDS THROUGHOUT AUGUST FOR LLS’ LIGHT THE NIGHT
(SAVANNAH, GA) All 124 of Enmarket’s convenience stores across Georgia and the Carolinas will join the fight against blood cancers in August, marking the seventh consecutive year the stores have helped raise money during the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night campaign. The stores’ month-long campaign will involve selling Light the Night paper icons for $1 each to support the non-profit’s mission to cure blood cancer and to help patients and their families. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/68-state-regional-news/9355-july-31-enmarket-to-raise-funds-throughout-august-for-lls%E2%80%99s-light-the-night.html
$1,000 ENCOURAGE HEALTH CHECK PRESENTED TO WEST BROAD STREET YMCA FOLLOWED BY VOLUNTEER DAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented $1,000 to the West Broad Street YMCA as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series. Following the presentation, representatives from Enmarket and Healthy Savannah remained on-site to volunteer in the community garden, as well as weed and spread mulch on the children’s playground. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/non-profit-organizations/9356-july-31-enmarket-and-healthy-savannah-present-%241,000-enmarket-encourage-health-check-and-host-service-day.html 
JULY OPEN FOR BUSINESS® RECAP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you miss the latest episode of Open for Business®? In July, we covered 6 ways to up your storytelling game. Watch the recap and leave your questions in the comment section on Facebook! Don’t forget, we’ll be back on the last Wednesday of this month to cover another marketing topic! Watch the latest episode here:


MATTHEW REARDON EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY OPENS IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Early Learning Academy will open on August 14th, 2019 at 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah GA, 31419. The Early Learning Academy (ELA) is a place for all children to learn through teacher-guided intentional play, meaningful interactions, and inquisitive exploration. ELA’s goal is to incorporate all children in safe, creative, language-enriched classrooms where learning becomes a fun daily experience. The program is designed to foster all educational and emotional developmental areas for toddlers (18 months) to pre-kindergarten (48-60 months).For more information please visit https://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/matthew-reardon-early-learning-academy-opening-in-savannah/ 
KEVIN O’LEARY TALKS ABOUT WHY COLLEGE ISN’T FOR EVERYONE
(CNBC) Kevin O’Leary, star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” says that going to college isn’t the only route to getting rich. “Be a plumber, they get rich,” he says. “Everybody has to have a plumber, even in a recession.” There are a lot of trade schools that provide a pathway for students to make a lot of money in their futures. Trade schools are usually less than four years and tend to cost less than traditional college options as well. To read the full article, please visit https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/15/shark-tanks-kevin-oleary-college-not-for-everyone-be-a-plumber.html 
THE COMMUTE FEATURES PARK PLACE OUTREACH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Julie Wade, executive director of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services talks about teen homelessness in Savannah on Savannah Morning News’ The Commute. Listen to the episode here: https://omny.fm/shows/from-the-newsroom-savannah-now/the-commute-june-26-2019-amy-condon-on-teen-homele
WTC SAVANNAH BOARD MEMBER ELECTED TO WORLD TRADE CENTER ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah Board of Directors Chairman and National Office Systems owner Scott Center was elected to the World Trade Centers Association Executive Committee during the board’s July meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Center was also elected to the Nomination & Compensation Committee and re-elected to the Investment Committee. He has served on the World Trade Centers Association Board of Directors since 2017 and on the World Trade Center Savannah Board of Directors since 2012. For more information, please visit https://www.wtca.org/


EFFINGHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SEEKS CEO
(EFFINGHAM CO, GA) The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Chief Executive officer. The CEO provides overall supervision and direction for all activities related to administration, programs, finances and strategic plan of the Chamber. The CEO promotes economic growth and health in the Effingham County business community, in alignment with the Chamber’s mission statement. Other key duties include membership cultivation, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Chamber Board of Directors. Salary range of $60,000-$70,000 with bonus opportunities, health insurance, retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation/sick/personal days. All inquiries and resumes should be received by August 30th. Email your resume to: EffinghamChamberCEO@gmail.com
ENCOURAGE HEALTH LECTURE TO FOCUS ON FACTS AND FICTIONS OF CBD OIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The facts and fictions of CBD oil will be the topic when Savannah chiropractor Michael Vaughn takes the podium at the third presentation in the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, set for Tuesday, August 27 at the Charles H. Morris Center. Attendance at the lecture is free and a healthy lunch is provided by Enmarket, but reservations are required at healthysavannah.org. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. A regular feature of the program is the awarding of grants to nonprofit organizations, and at this session, Union Mission is the recipient. For more information, visit healthysavannah.org/encourage-health-education-series-august-27-2019/

PEACOCK CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM FIAT PRESENTS $5,000 TO KIDS & PROS FOOTBALL CAMP
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Bluffton’s annual Kids & Pros Youth Football Clinic kicked off on Saturday, July 21, with a $5,000 check presentation from Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat. Jill Jauch, Peacock Automotive Marketing Manager, presented the donation to former Atlanta Falcons linebacker and five-time All-Pro selection Keith Brooking, former Atlanta Falcons player Buddy Curry, who is the organization’s executive director, and Brad Schultz, Head of School for Cross Schools. For more information, visit https://www.kidsandpros.com
Peacock Automotive Donation to Kids and Pros

Peacock Automotive Donation to Kids and Pros

LEARN MORE ABOUT BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY
(WHHI) Pinnacle Medical Group recently acquired Beaufort Dermatology adding its third practice to the group. Dr. Audrey Klenke is the owner of Pinnacle Medical Group and talks about the group as a whole and its newest addition in this WHHI interview: https://youtu.be/qGtTGgWGZYM 

 

HOW TO MAKE A QR CODE
(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) You’ve probably seen QR codes all around town. For events, for brands, for products. But how do you make one for your own business goals or initiatives? All your questions answered here: https://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/29449/how-to-create-a-qr-code-in-4-quick-steps.aspx
PLEASE MEET DEAN BURNETTE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Do you know Dean Burnette? Dean is the founder and managing broker of Best Business Brokers (B3), as well as, president of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) and a member of the Midtown Pickers! A very talented businessman he is, and if you want to learn more, you’re in luck! You can read Dean’s “Please Meet” here: https://carriagetradepr.com/please-meet-dean-burnette-the-founder-and-broker-at-best-business-brokers-b3/
 

Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers

WELLNESS INSTITUTE CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY WITH SECOND LOCATION

(BLUFFTON AND HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) As the Wellness Institute prepares to mark its fifth year in business, it is opening a Hilton Head Island satellite office and announcing that all three of its physical therapists have qualified to the fellowship and/or board-certified level. Hours for the new 1,300-square-foot Hilton Head location at 1 New Orleans Road, Suite E, will depend on the demand from its clientele but will start with four afternoons a week. The Wellness Institute is a multi-faceted healthcare facility, headquartered at 100 Okatie Center Blvd. North, that offers physical therapy, rehabilitation, wellness instruction, personal training, massage, Qigong and martial arts instruction, yoga (both group and individual) and physical conditioning for golf and tennis.For more information, visit https://wellnessinstitutesc.com/
AUGUST YAPPY HOUR – THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
(HARDEEVILLE, SC) Join Peacock Subaru and Renegade Paws Rescue for an August Yappy Hour event on Thursday, August 22, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Peacock Subaru located at Peacock Auto Mall (111 Drivers Way, Hardeeville, SC). Find your perfect new furry friend, bring a donation for the adoptable pups and enjoy live music, appetizers from Serg Catering and door prizes! RSVP to: https://augustyappy.eventbrite.com 
CHRIS TILTON TO SPEAK AT AUGUST POWER HOUR LUNCHEON
(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, co-principal of the Dewitt Tilton Group, will present “Metal Buildings: Modern Marvels? Businesses Turning to Budget-Friendly Options for State-of-the-Art Appearances” at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s August Power Hour Luncheon on Tuesday, August 6. The cost to attend for Chamber members is $12.00. The event is also open to prospective Chamber members who can contact Tina Mock at tmock@savannahchamber.com for more information. To register for the luncheon, please visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=171

ELLEN B. BOLCH ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF SAVANNAH 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ellen B. Bolch, President and CEO of THA Group, a family of in-home health companies serving coastal Georgia and South Carolina, has been elected president of the Rotary Club of Savannah. Bolch will be joined on the Rotary Board of Directors by Secretary/Treasurer Harvey J. Gilbert, Sergeant-At-Arms Dale C. Critz, Jr., along with Louisa Abbot, Eddie Culver, Mark Dana, Emily Dickinson, Craig Harney, Sam McCachern, Jamie McCurry, Terri O’Neil, Cecilia Russo Turner, Philip Solomons, Jr., and Trip Tollison. For more information, visit www.savrotary.org

DIVA CARE PACKAGES DONATES TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Diva Care Packages donated hygiene care packages to the youth at Park Place Outreach Emergency Services. If you’d like to donate or find a way you can help Park Place Outreach, please visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/how-you-can-help/donations/ 
ADVANCED SEO TECHNIQUES
(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) You know SEO, but do you know advanced SEO? Knowing the basics isn’t enough. Supercharge your marketing and learn how to utilize advanced SEO: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/337422 
LATIN PARTY SEPTEMBER 28TH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The awaited Latin party is coming soon! Celebrating its 14th year, La Fiesta Latina will take place on River Street (Rousakis Plaza) on September 28th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This is a free event open to the Savannah community and surrounding cities. Please email lasosavannah1@gmail.com or call Gustavo Gonzalez at 912.428.6831 for more details. This event is sponsored by Latin American Services Organization (LASO). You can also visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2110324139083824/ 
$13K DONATION PRESENTED TO BETHESDA ACADEMY
(SAVANNAH, GA) A check was presented to Bethesda Academy on Thursday with funds raised during a car event held by the Oglethorpe Driving Club. This is the third year that the organization has used one of the car events as a scholarship drive. For more information, visit https://www.wtoc.com/2019/07/18/oglethorpe-drive-club-fundraiser-contributes-over-k-bethesda-academy/ 
MARJORIE YOUNG TO PRESENT AT 2019 THRIVE LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young, an award-winning public relations consultant and founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., will share five proven strategies for businesses to increase visibility and create positive buzz in the community during the third annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference to be held on September 26 on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The premier women’s gathering will focus on enhancing and empowering personal and professional growth. Thought-provoking speakers will network with more than 200 local and visiting women, and special in-depth, skill-based learning workshops will be offered.To register or learn more, please visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/
DIGICON 2019
(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, and M&R Marketing, invite small business owners and marketing managers to a brand-new digital marketing conference. Take the mystery out of the ever-changing platforms, strategies, tactics and tools and gain confidence in your ability to identify digital marketing opportunities to grow your business and 
the tactical ability to put them into place! For more information please contact Liz Overstreet at (912) 651-3200 or go to www.georgiasbdc.org/digicon for a conference brochure and to register online.
 
CAMP BUDDY CAMPERS VISIT BITTY & BEAU’S COFFEE SHOP 
(WTOC) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society hosted its 11th annual Camp Buddy, and this year, campers had the opportunity to learn more about future opportunities that they might be interested in. Bitty & Beau’s was one of the many activities campers participated in. Learning about employment and gaining advice from their peers, the visit was very educational. Read the full story here: https://www.wtoc.com/2019/07/15/camp-buddy-visits-bitty-beaus/ 
BO BOWEN TALKS ABOUT THE FIRST ANNUAL SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE HONORS GALA
(SAVANNAH CEO) Have you heard about the Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala? The Gala will recognize and honor several key professionals for their invaluable contributions to the local film and television industry. The theme of the event will be “Old Hollywood” and will be held Saturday, September 28, at the new event venue, Victory North, located at 2603 Whitaker Street. This event is open to the public, and tickets are now on sale. Sponsorship opportunities, including the title sponsorship, are available at several levels. For more information on tickets and sponsorships, visit www.SavannahFilmAlliance.org Listen to Bo Bowen, founder of the Savannah Film Alliance, talk about the upcoming event here: http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/07/bo-bowen-talks-about-first-annual-savannah-film-alliance-honors-gala/ 
MEET THE EXPERTS PODCAST SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Brian Judson of Best Business Brokers (B3) Savannah presents a new podcast, “Meet the Experts.” Watch the first episode regarding Economic Opportunity Zones here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOFKFd7XsHo 
BUSINESS ON THE MOVE – AUGUST 20
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce at Business on the Move on Tuesday, August 20, at Pin Point Heritage Museum. This networking event will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=169 
LSEGA CALLS FOR 2020 NOMINATIONS
(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2020 course. The program fosters relationships among leaders in the region and offers professional development related to critical leadership skills and issues such as conflict resolution, self-awareness, communication and strategic thinking. Applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni, their employers or community leaders. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations should be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website, http://www.lsega.com/nominate/
LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON TO BE HELD AUGUST 9
(BLUFFTON, SC) Laurie Brown, founder and owner of Aunt Laurie’s, announced the next Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will once again be held in Bluffton at Venue 1223 on August 9. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. The event will also offer vendors for selling products and services.Attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch at noon with ample time for networking and meeting new friends. Local women business owners will have vendor displays and guests will have time for shopping before and after lunch. Bringing business cards for networking and prize drawings is highly recommended.Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at https://g.co/kgs/bPu1ZS
MEET TINA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Tina! Victor is a 2-year-old female domestic short hair. If you’re looking for a fun cat, Tina is the one for you. She’s not fond of the camera, but my will she do some photo-worthy things! For more information on Tina or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-111-tina/ 
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