(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 18, 2019

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DEAN BURNETTE NAMED PRESIDENT OF GABB
(Savannah, GA) Dean Burnette, founder of Savannah-based Best Business Brokers (B3), has been named president of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) for 2019. GABB members help business owners establish sales prices, create marketing plans and strategies for the sales, identify and qualify potential buyers and protect owners’ and buyers’ confidentiality. For more information, visit http://B3Brokers.com 

SAVANNAH’S WILL GRUVER TO REPRESENT REGION IN NATIONAL FUNDRAISING COMPETITION SUPPORTING LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) – Savannah, GA is proud to announce that Will Gruver will represent Savannah as an All Star Alumni Candidate in the annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign. The ten week fundraising competition will begin on February 21, 2019 and run through May 3, 2019. The 2018 Savannah campaign raised nearly $500,000 and nationally the campaign raised $59.4 million for the mission of LLS. For more information, please email Hope Gruver at hopedgruver@gmail.com

PREVENT AND REVERSE DIABETES WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) A wellness workshop which will present information to prevent and reverse diabetes will be held Saturday, March 23, from 9am to 5pm at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Pooler, Ga. Sponsored by One Life One Choice, Inc., wellness experts will present new research and lifestyle measures to change your life. Contact One Live One Choice at (912.398.3413) or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-health-summit-spring-2019-tickets-56591261988#tickets

COLONIAL FOUNDATION RECOGNIZED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Colonial Foundation and Mr. Rob Demere were presented with the John R. Chandler Award at the 2019 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The award recognizes the long-term support of a corporation or foundation toward the advancement of independent schools. St. Andrew’s School nominated Colonial Foundation and Mr. Demere for their longstanding philanthropic support to the independent school. They have given lead gifts for every major capital campaign in the 40-year history of the school, provided funding for financial assistance to qualified students through Georgia’s special tax redirection program, and have been a champion for the school in the local community. For more information on St. Andrew’s, visit https://saslions.com

GIRLS ON THE RUN OFFICIAL CHARITY PARNER FOR  SAVANNAH GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Girls on the Run (GOTR) Is an official charity partner for the Web.com/Savannah Golf Championship. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets to watch the PGA-qualifying can be found here: www.savannahgolfchampionship.com

CHAT BOT WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marketing expert Michael Renahan will lead a free web marketing and chat bot workshop on Feb. 26 at 9 am. The workshop is free to attend. Renahan is a productivity expert at software giant, HubSpot. In this talk, he will dive into how chat bots don’t solve for one part of your organization but are actually a key driver across the entire organization and customer journey. This event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Creative Coast/Bull Street Lab, 2222 Bull Street RSVP: www.hugsavannah.com

OWNER OF ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH CELEBRATES LIFE AND 45 YEARS IN BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Sherry Daniel, owner of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, is celebrating 45 years in business. “And I think I’m the luckiest girl in the world to own the rights to a name that’s recognized all over the world like Roto-Rooter is and because of that I’m the one that ended up with it. I was the one who was willing to make the sacrifices and I still do this day.” She tells her full story here: https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190210/roto-rooter-of-savannah-owner-celebrates-life-her-45-year-love-for-plumbing 

2019 AUTISM CONFERENCE – FEB. 28 – MARCH 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) Autism activist Temple Grandin, widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most accomplished and best-known autistic adults, will be the keynote speaker when the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism hosts its 2019 Autism Conference Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Savannah Convention Center. The conference comes as estimates indicate that one in 59 children born in the United States will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. With a full list of speakers and a reverse job fair, the conference is an excellent education resource for our region. For more information, please visit  https://2019autismconference.com/  or watch this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOm7iKItMi0&feature=youtu.be  2019 Autism Conference

CHRIS TILTON ON BEING THE LOCAL STAR REP IN THE AREA 

(SAVANNAH CEO) Chris Tilton, President of the Dewitt Tilton Group, talks to us about them being the star rep in the area and what exactly that means. Learn more in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/02/chris-tilton-being-local-star-rep-area/ 

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA 2019 KICKS OFF

(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia kicked off at Little St. Simons in Glynn County. This year’s participants were offered a glimpse of Coastal Georgia’s natural resources on day one with a tour of the Brunswick port and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Day two focused on examining communication preferences and styles and the impact on one’s approach to leadership using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and featured a leadership challenge scavenger hunt with participants exploring three different terrains on the island. For more information, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-georgia-2019-class-kicks-off-at-little-st-simons-in-glynn-county/

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2019 Class Kicks Off

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2019 Class Kicks Off


SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “LESSONS LEARNED DURING THE EARLY YEARS OF OWNING A SMALL BUSINESS”

(SAVANNAH, GA) As part of the “Tools to Grow Your Business” Seminar Series, SCORE is presenting a panel of successful small business owners from Savannah who will share strategies and tips to overcome typical challenges, operational issues and pitfalls as faced by entrepreneurs during the early stages of building a business. Intended for entrepreneurs planning to start a business or in the early launch stage, the session will provide an opportunity for attendees to seek advice on a broad range of topics. The panelists are Greg Stinson, former owner of Comfort Keepers, Diana Morrison, owner of Advertising Specialty Services, and Gregg Black, owner of Patriot Postal Services. This panel discussion is on Thursday, February 21, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. The session fee is $20, payable in advance or at the door. To register call SCORE at 912-652-4335. For more information, please visit https://savannah.score.org/

TYBEE TIME BUSINESS CONNECTION – FEB. 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Are Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Feb., 21 for an after-hours business connection meeting at The Deck Beachbar & Kitchen! What better way to end the day? Read more here: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/tybee-time-business-connection-february-21/

ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT – FEB. 28 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah will present “The Royal Flush Casino Night” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St., with all of the proceeds going to benefit families at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. The casino-themed party will feature heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, dancing and complimentary casino. Individual tickets for the event are $55 and $85 per couple. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Guests can “go all in” to support this event, which will feature Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Wheel of Fortune with the opportunity to win up to $3,500 in cash and other prizes. To buy tickets for the Royal Flush Casino Night, please visit https://rotosavannah.com/royal-flush-casino-night Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

CREATIVE PEOPLE NEED TO PROTECT THEIR WORK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The entertainment industry is growing in Savannah. Producers, directors, talent, writers and other creative professionals need to be considering ways to protect their work, especially when dealing with financing, production, and licensing, location releases and labor and union counsel. For more information, please visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/ The Bowen Law Group, Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, Savannah Public Relations


HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR PEACOCK SUBARU’S PUPPY BOWL WATCH PARTY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Peacock Subaru was featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XV on Super Bowl Sunday, giving national recognition to some of the adoptable pups under the care of the Palmetto Animal League. In celebration of the event, Peacock Subaru held a Puppy Bowl Watch Party, complete with tailgating refreshments provided by One Hot Mama’s and music from co-host 104.9 The Surf. The Palmetto Animal League brought adoptable dogs to join the party, and guests were welcome to bring their own pups! Hundreds came out to support the feature on national television. For more information, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFZlRe0SMwo&feature=youtu.be 

JANUARY OPEN FOR BUSINESS®: THE POWER OF LEADERSHIP TRAINING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you miss the January session of Open for Business®? You can still watch the video and chime in with questions! We discussed the power of leadership training and had Lee Beckmann, Chair of Leadership Southeast Georgia, join us to give us an expert opinion. To view the video, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/316533875643375/

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ENMARKET ANNOUNCES NEW HEADQUARTERS LOCATION ON CHATHAM PARKWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, the Savannah-based convenience store chain, plans to build a new headquarters building as part of a new complex at Ogeechee Road and Chatham Parkway. The lot has been cleared and site work is currently underway. The company will build a new 22,000-square-foot office structure along with a second building of equal size that will be used as flex space and will provide room for future expansion. For more information, please visit https://cstoredecisions.com/2019/01/24/enmarket-plans-new-headquarters/ 

Enmarket

(Left to right) Peter Meyer, Director of Construction & Facilities; Angie Bivens, Director of Finance; Doug Carroll, Director of Real Estate; Matt Clements, Vice President of Marketing; Brett Giesick, President; Libby Bates, Vice President of Operations; Brent Scoggins, Construction Manager


FELDER & ASSOCIATES LAUNCHES NEWLY DESIGNED WEBSITE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates has just launched their redesigned website, felderassociates.net. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company in Savannah, the site has been restructured to better feature the architecture and design firm’s growing portfolio of work specializing in historic preservation, architectural design, project management, construction administration and interior design. Felder and Associates New Website

NATIONAL STUDY CONFIRMS HORIZONS SAVANNAH’S APPROACH TO STUDENT SUCCESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) A recent national study confirms that students who participate in Horizons programs have better school attendance, higher academic outcomes, fewer disciplinary referrals and fewer grade retentions. For the full story, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/01/national-study-confirms-horizons-savannahs-long-term-approach-student-success/ Horizons Savannah

SPEROS PRESENTS WEEKLY TIPS

(SPEROS TECHNOLOGY) Mystery shopping can be a great way to earn some extra cash by providing feedback on your shopping experiences at specified retailers. Although many legitimate mystery shopping programs exist, phony opportunities are out there, so do your homework before you sign up! Watch the video to learn more here: https://www.pii-protect.com/MicroTrainings/micro_training_view/127?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=53755 

2018: THE GREATEST YEAR EVER FOR SAVANNAH’S FILM AND TV INDUSTRY

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) WHAT DO an aging assassin hunting his clone, a football-playing private investigator trying to exonerate his daughter, an escaped slave interacting with famous historical figures, and an upper-class cocker spaniel falling in love with a street smart mutt all have in common? Read Charles Bowen’s film column in Connect Savannah to find out: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/2018-the-greatest-year-ever-for-savannahs-film-and-tv-industry/Content?oid=11550628

OPTIMIZING FACEBOOK

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LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

(WTOC) Dawn’s Daughter holds quarterly session focusing on empowering young women: http://www.wtoc.com/2019/01/20/dawns-daughters-holds-quarterly-session-focusing-empowering-young-women/ 

TEDX SAVANNAH CALLS FOR SPEAKERS FOR 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) TEDxSavannah is now taking speaker applications. The theme for the 10th anniversary event is “Southern Momentum.” In your application, you will need to communicate how the theme will drive the content of your TEDx talk. Apply here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/TEDxSavannah1/TEDxSavannah2019SpeakerApplication

LOCAL ROTARY CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah is searching for volunteers to serve as community readers for the second annual Savannah Rotary Read-In on Wednesday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Last year’s inaugural event drew 526 volunteer readers who read to students in 566 classrooms. This year, Savannah-Chatham public schools plans to add pre-kindergarten to the list, which means Rotarians and volunteers will read to students in 600 pre-k through third-grade classrooms in 32 schools. To register to read at the Savannah Rotary Read-In, please sign up here by March 7: https://www.srri-signup.com/ 

MEET SARABI

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Sarabi! Sarabi is a 3-year-old domestic short hair. Sarabi has undergone horrible abuse in her short life, but her past doesn’t stop her. This soft sweetheart loves to lounge and cuddle. She would love to have humans of her own who will promise her a safe future! For more information on Sarabi or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-130-sarabi/
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