(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 21, 2019

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ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE FEB. 28 – BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW
(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

“A WORLD APART” WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL HONORED BY JEWISH WAR VETERANS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jewish War Veterans in Chatham County gathered to honor Eric Meyerhoff, a retired architect and one of the men responsible for River Street’s World War II monument and the Savannah Riverwalk. The memorial, which honors local Jewish War Veterans and is titled, “A World Apart,” represents the Pacific and European theaters of war. The project’s fundraising campaign was led by founder and president of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, Cecilia Russo Turner. Visitors can walk through the globe structure and read the names of those who served. For the full story, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190113/jewish-war-veterans-post-320-salute-eric-meyerhoff-for-design-construction-of-a-world-apart-world-war-ii-memorial 

DEWITT TILTON GROUP ADDS TWO 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group has announced two new hires. Stephen Cobb has joined the Savannah-based commercial construction company as a superintendent, and Baleigh Youmans has been named an administrative assistant. To learn more about Stephen and Baleigh, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/01/dewitt-tilton-group-announces-new-hires/ 


GEORGIA HOSPICE CARE ANNOUNCES NEW WEBSITE DESIGNED BY SPEROS

(SAVANNAH, GA) GHC (formally Georgia Hospice Care) is pleased to announce the launch of a newly designed website for the hospice provider in Georgia and South Carolina. The design took approximately eight weeks to create and implement the new site. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the site features user-friendly navigation and a clean, professional design. To view the full website, please visit http://ghcholdings.com/

FEBRUARY AFTER HOURS: BUILDER SPEED NETWORKING

(RIDGELAND, S.C.) The Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association (HBA) will host an after hours event on Thursday, February 7, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Peacock Automotive Collision Center located at 1667 Okatie Highway off 170. Space is limited to 30 businesses and is exclusive to one service your company provides. To register, send a completed copy of the below form to info@hhahba.com

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH MASQUERADE BALL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Annual Junior League of Savannah Masquerade Ball returns Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 6pm – 10pm at the historic Savannah Station. Guests, community partners and media are invited to join in the masked night of fun to benefit the outreach of the Junior League of Savannah. The Masquerade Ball will feature live music by Main Street, fantastic food, cash bar, wine pull, silent and live auction items, Kendra Scott jewelry pull, and 50/50 raffle. Tickets to this black tie optional event are $75 each or $125 for a couple and can be purchased at the event or online at jrleaguesav.org.

SAVANNAH TOP OF FILMMAKERS’ LIST

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) MovieMaker magazine says that Savannah is the place to be if you’re in the movie business. The magazine recently named the Hostess City the No. 1 best place to live and work as a moviemaker. Savannah has been ranked in the top three of the publication’s annual “Best Small Places and Towns to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” list. Read more here: https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190117/savannah-takes-top-spot-on-moviemaker-list

SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “THE BUSINESS LAUNCHPAD” WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, January 26, Savannah SCORE will again present its very popular “Business Launchpad” workshop. Led by a team of experienced SCORE business mentors, “The Business Launchpad” covers all facets of how to start, manage, and grow a successful business. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a small business owner, this workshop will provide you with the real-world tools, knowledge and insights you need to be a success. The workshop is from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the SCORE office at 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, GA. The price is $69 which includes lunch, beverages and a flash drive containing the workshop’s content and other resources to help you launch and grow your business. Register now by calling the SCORE office at 912-652-4335 or emailing SCORE at scoresav70@gmail.com. Seats are limited and only a few more seats are available.

SHOPPING BOUTIQUE AND PLANT SALE BENEFIT LOCAL CHARITIES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Market at 3 West Ridge, a unique Shopping Boutique and Plant Sale, will benefit two local charities, HUGS (Heads-Up Guidance Services) and Family Promise of Greater Savannah.  This three day event sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Skidaway Island at 3 West Ridge Road) begins Tuesday evening, February 12th, 5pm-7:30pm with wine and hors d’oeuvres. It continues on the 13th (10am-5pm) and the 14th (10am-4pm).
Your $5 ticket and fabulous purchases help support two worthy community causes! For more information, please visit https://www.thecoastalbuzz.com/2019/01/15/st-peters-to-raise-thousands-for-family-promise-hugs/

SOUTH CAROLINA: ID-COMPLIANT CARDS

(SOUTH CAROLINA) South Carolina citizens must upgrade their driver’s licenses to comply with federal identification requirements for boarding a plane, entering a federal building or getting onto a military base. Real ID-compliant cards are due before the October 2020. Read more here: https://apnews.com/4b7aef3374c14c899fd7eb78c1e17e88?fbclid=IwAR0bgSnFpFAef0JisFNGSY_UYinuZRMwnXrz63D4A_fLNZcGixIcFdFTVMU 

LOGISTICS AND THE LAW

(SAVANNAH, GA) The port of Savannah recently marked 23 consecutive months of growth. The business of shipping and transporting goods involves a diverse number of complex legal issues for shippers, shipping companies, brokers, carriers and other businesses involved in the transportation of goods. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com

MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM  SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) As the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism (MRCA) gears up for their annual Autism Conference happening Feb. 28 – March 1, the center is looking for help. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2019 Autism Conference, please complete this form: https://matthewreardon.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8619eff7cb87ec28e98a88da3&id=cdb0bdb637&e=e01d78632c

25 GRASSROOTS MARKETING IDEAS

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Looking for some cool grassroots marketing ideas? Here’s 25 that you may not have thought about before: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/grassroots-marketing/ 

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

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/

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.

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.

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 

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/ 

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/

SPEROS’ WEEKLY SECURITY TIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) As we move into the new year, it is imperative that we take lessons from some of the more common cyber threats from 2018 to ensure we are better prepared for the new threats ahead. In this week’s security tip, learn about five threats from the previous year that we should be aware of to better protect our information. Learn more about cyber threats here: https://www.pii-protect.com/MicroTrainings/micro_training_view/125?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=53755 

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

MEET SQUIRT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Squirt! Squirt is is the youngest of ‘The Flying Monkeys’ gang and the only girl in the bunch. Squirt loves shoelaces, so if you have plenty of old sneakers, Squirt would love to take care of them for you. For more information on Squirt or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-085-squirt/
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