(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 14, 2019

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PEACOCK SUBARU AND PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE TO BE FEATURED IN ANIMAL PLANET’S PUPPY BOWL XV
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Subaru will be 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 will hold a Puppy Bowl Watch Party before the Super Bowl, complete with tailgating refreshments provided by One Hot Mama’s and music from co-host 104.9 The Surf. The party gets underway on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2:30-5 p.m. at the dealership, 111 Drivers Way in Hardeeville at the Peacock Auto Mall. For more information, please visit https://www.islandpacket.com/entertainment/tv/article224085665.html Peacock Auto and Palmetto Animal League

MAJOR EXPANSION FOR ENMARKET

(SAVANNAH, GA) There’s a major expansion project underway for Enmarket, the longtime Savannah-based company that owns gas stations and convenience stores across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.That project is transforming a large piece of land at the corner of Chatham Parkway and Ogeechee Road, right behind one of the company’s gas stations, which still has the old Enmark branding. Read more here: https://www.wjcl.com/article/major-enmarket-company-headquarters-project-slated-for-savannah/25838450

THE BOWEN LAW GROUP HIRES ATTORNEY RYAN SCHMIDT 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ryan Schmidt, a former touring singer/songwriter, has joined The Bowen Law Group, a corporate and entertainment law firm, as an associate attorney. Schmidt, who toured extensively as a musician prior to law school, appeared on NBC’s “The Voice,” and his music has been featured on the Apple iTunes’ “New Music Page.” He also won “Critics’ Choice” at the Starbucks Music Makers Competition and served as community manager for Redstar Media, a two-time Emmy winning multimedia and production firm in Boston. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/8878-jan-9-the-bowen-law-group-hires-attorney-ryan-schmidt.html

The Bowen Law Group

Ryan Schmidt


TODDLER TOOTH CARE 101

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s hard to keep our little ones’ teeth clean. Learn more about how to properly care for your toddler’s teeth in this Savannah Morning News article written by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental and Premier Dental Designs. For the full article: https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190106/savannah-dentist-offers-tips-for-toddler-tooth-care-101 Angela C. Canfield, DDS

BETHESDA ACADEMY ALUMNUS EXCELS POST-GRADUATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jones Carter, alumnus of Bethesda Academy’s class of 2018, set an indoor school record in the triple jump in the first track meet for his college career. Carter, who is a freshman jumper at Catawba College, set the record on December 2 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the JDL Early Bird Duels. To read more, please visit http://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/sports-with-walter-moore-528/

CHRIS TILTON: SAVANNAH’S GROWTH BOOM

(SAVANNAH CEO) Check out why Savannah’s growth boom isn’t going to last forever in this Savannah CEO video interview with Chris Tilton of the Dewitt Tilton Group: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/12/chris-tilton-why-savannahs-growth-boom-not-going-last-forever/ 

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA ANNOUNCES 2019 CLASS 

(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia is pleased to announce 29 people have been selected from 10 counties across the region for its class of 2019. The five-month program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders to help them promote positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region. For more information, please visit http://www.lsega.com/

HOSPICE SAVANNAH HOSTS OYSTER ROAST FEB. 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enjoy locally harvested oysters, chili, beer, beverages, desserts, a silent auction and live music by the Midtown Pickers on Sunday, February 17, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the beautiful Isle of Hope Marina, 50 W. Bluff Drive. All proceeds support Hospice Savannah’s life-enriching programs and services. Early bird tickets are $40.00. To donate to the silent auction or sign on as an event sponsor, please contact Ophelia Rodriguez in our Hospice Savannah Foundation at 912.629.1027. For more information, please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org 

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

SAVANNAH JAYCEES AND EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH HOST OYSTER ROAST FEB. 2

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Feb 2, The Savannah Jaycees in partnership with the Exchange Club of Savannah will host an Oyster Roast at the Savannah Jaycees Hut, or Clubhouse as roosters call it, located at 101 Atlas Street Savannah, GA 31405. Join us for live music, cocktails and all the oysters you can eat! Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Savannah Jaycees and their mission of #ServicetoHumanity and Dickie Quarles, a former Jaycee. If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation, contact SavannahJaycees@gmail.com.

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND


LOVE WALK – FEBRUARY 9, 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc., sponsored by Savannah Early Childhood Foundation, is gearing up for their most important fundraiser of the year, Love Walk, and they need YOUR help! As a non-profit, the agency works hard to do a lot on a tight budget. Child care fees and the grant awards received, do not cover the expenses associated with operations. One of the biggest ways they make up this shortfall is through funds raised at Love Walk. Love Walk 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2019. The 3.6 mile walk begins at 9:00 a.m. at Wesley (1601 Drayton Street) and is a pleasant stroll through each historic square on Bull Street. The return route circles back to Wesley. Please contact Ms. Adrianne Williams-Henderson at henderson_adrianne@yahoo.com or (912) 236-4226 with any questions.

ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH CELEBRATES 45 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, a locally owned full-service industrial, commercial and residential plumbing company, is pleased to announce its 45th anniversary of serving customers in Savannah and surrounding areas. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/68-state-regional-news/8850-jan-3-roto-rooter-plumbers-of-savannah-celebrates-45th-anniversary.html 

PR WORKSHOP IN ATLANTA

(ATLANTA, GA) Marjorie Young will speak to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on public relations strategies on January 22, 2019. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Georgia Association of Realtors building at 6065 Barfield Road in Sandy Springs at 10:30 a.m. Register here: https://gabb.org/creating-positive-word-of-mouth-for-your-business/  Marjorie Young, CEO and Founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations

PARK PLACE OUTREACH CELEBRATES 35 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is celebrating 35 years of serving runaway, homeless and at-risk teens in the Savannah area. PPO is inviting the public to join them on February 1 at the Plantation Club for their annual gala to celebrate the youth they serve and to learn more about the launch of their new Transitional Living Program. Tickets are $150 per person or $1400 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased at www.parkplaceyes.org/events 

SPEAKERS SOUGHT FOR 2019 ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES – DEADLINE TOMORROW

(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and Enmarket are accepting speaker nominations for the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series, the sixth year for the program that features sessions on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. Program topics have covered a wide range of subject matter discussed by respected experts in the health field. Popular themes have included the correlation between heart health and a healthy lifestyle, blue zones, the benefits of a plant-based diet and other similar issues. Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational speech should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Tuesday, January 15. For more information, please visit http://www.wtoc.com/video/2018/12/28/enmarket-encourage-health-education-series/ 

22ND ANNUAL SOUTHERN COAST HEART BALL SET FOR FEB. 2 

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) The American Heart Association (AHA) will host the 22nd Annual Southern Coast Heart Ball on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The annual black-tie gala, chaired by Catherine Donaldson of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, will celebrate life-saving advances made in the Lowcountry over the last 22 years. Donaldson is chairing in honor of her husband, who served in the U.S. Army Reserves and died of a heart attack in 2016. To reserve your seats or for more information about the 22nd Anniversary Southern Coast Heart Ball, please visit www.SouthernCoastHeartball.org.

100 MOST INFLUENTIAL GEORGIANS

(GEORGIA TREND) Who are the 100 most influential Georgians? Find out here: https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=552370&p=18#%7B%22page%22:26,%22issue_id%22:552370%7D 

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/ 

STOP PROCRASTINATING IN 2019


LDSS RECEIVES $550 GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) received a $550 grant from The Savannah Community Foundation made possible by The Emerging Leaders Committee Fund to be used for capital expenditures. For more information on LDSS, please visit https://ldssga.org/

NLAWS PARTNERS WITH ST. JOSEPH’S / CANDLER

(SAVANNAH, GA) NLaws Produce at Home recently launched a partnership with St. Joseph’s/Candler to deliver fresh groceries to health system co-workers in a convenient manner. Learn more about the new program here: http://www.wtoc.com/video/2018/12/26/nlaws/

SPEROS’ WEEKLY SECURITY TIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Traditional pickpocketing has always been a concern in crowded public locations, but new advancements in technology have allowed scammers to steal sensitive financial information without even touching their victims. Learn more about electronic pickpocketing here:  https://www.pii-protect.com/MicroTrainings/micro_training_view/124?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=53755 

TED TALK TIPS – FREE EVENT TOMORROW

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hostess City Toastmasters is hosting this free event on January 15, 2019. The event will be held at The Creative Coast Labs at 2222 Bull St. For more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ted-talk-tips-tickets-53768211167?aff=eivtefrnd

NEW VETERINARY APP, HEEL!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Jason King, CEO of Live Oak Veterinary Neurology, has launched the new “Heel!” veterinary network app to promote quality pet care and medication compliance. The free app will send medication reminders to pet owners and helps them communicate with veterinary professionals on prescription refills, therapy details and other pet health issues. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190108/savannah-vet-launches-new-app Dr. Jason King

REACH CUSTOMERS ONLINE WITH GOOGLE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern University, along with the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will present a workshop on January 23rd from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Find out what Google knows about your business and get your Google Business Page instantly verified during the session. For more information, visit

BETHESDA ACADEMY PRESIDENT RECEIVES GEORGIA GOAL AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program recently presented Michael Hughes, president of Bethesda Academy in Savannah, with the GOAL Advocacy Award. The award acknowledges individuals who have displayed passion and perseverance when appealing to legislators to preserve, protect and expand the program’s scholarship opportunities. For more information, please visit http://www.wtoc.com/video/2019/01/04/bethesda-academy-president-michael-hughes-talks-about-his-goal-advocacy-award/ Bethesda Academy President Michael Hughes Holds GOAL Award

DEADLINE TOMORROW: ROTARY FELLOWSHIP EXCHANGE

(DISTRICT 6920) Rotary District 6920 is looking for applicants to apply to its 2019 Fellowship Exchange Program in the Caribbean. The program dates will be March 9-29. The cost of the program, homestay, meals and scheduled travel expenses will be covered by the Rotary, but participants should include the costs of any personal souvenirs and outside expenditures in their own budget. The deadline is TOMORROW, January 15. For more information, please visit http://www.rotarydistrict6920.org/carribean/

MEET ESTELLA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Estella! Estella is a two-year old female yellow lab mix. Estella came to the rescue pretty sick, but she is becoming healthier daily! She is a sweetheart who loves “her person.” Maybe that’s you! For more information on Estella or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-417-estella/
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