(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 8, 2019

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CANCER PATIENTS TO BE PRESENTED BLANKETS AND CRAFT KITS

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) Peacock Subaru has again partnered with Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to support cancer patients through the donation of blankets and craft kits at two Lowcountry cancer centers. Blanket donations will be given to adult cancer patients to keep warm during their chemotherapy treatments, and craft kits will be delivered to children. Visitors to the Peacock Subaru dealership were given an opportunity to write a message of hope and encouragement to patients. The blankets and messages will be delivered on Tuesday, July 9, starting at 1 pm at Radiation Oncology, located at 25 Hospital Center Blvd, Suite 101, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. The volunteers will then head to South Carolina Cancer Specialists, located at 45 Hospital Center Commons, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ 


SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE HONORS GALA ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s calendar of social events gets a glamorous new entry this year with the launch of 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.orgSavannah Film Alliance Honors Gala


SOCIAL MEDIA CHANGING PERCEPTION ON PLASTIC SURGERY

(PINNACLE PLASTIC SURGERY) Thanks to Snapchat and Instagram “pretty” filters, it’s easy to imagine what you would look like with larger eyes, a flatter nose, and fuller lips. A new study from Johns Hopkins researchers in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) finds that social media might not just be distorting how we want to look in the digital realm. It could also be related to how we feel about plastic surgery. Read the study here: LINK.


LSEGA CALL 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/


ENMARKET DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO LLS GEORGIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Georgia Chapter is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Fatzinger of Enmarket, to its Board of Trustees. Fatzinger joins a group of 18 fellow Trustees to provide strategic guidance, financial oversight, and fundraising assistance for LLS. Please visit www.lls.org/ga for more information. For information on Enmarket, visit http://enmarket.com/

Sean Fatzinger of Enmarket Named to Board of Trustees for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter


5 STARTUPS THAT ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE TRAVEL: PITCH ON A PLANE

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS) With smartphones at our fingertips and WiFi in the sky, travelling has never been easier. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. British Airways and Founders Forum have partnered up to host Pitch on a Plane, a competition for start-ups that are building innovative technology solutions or services which have the potential to transform customers’ travel experiences. These five semifinalists will pitch to judges in real time as they fly from San Francisco to London for the finals – utilizing the on-board WiFi: https://mashable.com/ad/article/pitch-on-a-plane/

SECOND LECTURE OF 2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES FOCUSES ON FOOD INSECURITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Food insecurity issues in Savannah was the focus of the second presentation of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series. The presenter was Desirae Suggs, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica who is studying to become a registered dietitian. She is a certified personal trainer who has an interest in nutrition and fitness following weight problems she faced earlier in her life. To watch the full lecture, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWf6iNHDLdw 

Desirae Suggs Enmarket Encourage Health Series

Desirae Suggs Enmarket Encourage Health Series


BO BOWEN ON SAVANNAH’S GROWING ECONOMY

(SAVANNAH CEO) Check out what Bo Bowen of The Bowen Law Group has to say about Savannah’s growing economy in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/06/charles-bowen-bowen-law-group-savannahs-growing-economy/

Charles Bowen


SPEAKER SELECTED FROM ST. ANDREW’S

(SAVANNAH, GA) Grace Sotomayor-Mantri, St. Andrew’s School Spanish teacher, was selected to present at the 2019 TEDx Savannah conference this summer. She shared her thoughts on the theme of Southern Momentum. View her presentation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbB6hx_p8bA&feature=share 

METAL BUILDINGS: MODERN MARVELS?

(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) Time was, when you heard the words “metal building,” your lip might well curl a bit. The best that could be said was that they were utilitarian. Now, metal buildings have become a trend, driven by innovation that drove up demand. Today, a metal building may be the proper option for your new build. Learn more at http://www.ccr-mag.com/metal-buildings-modern-marvels/


HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

(BEST BUSINESS BROKERS) Setting the right price when selling a business is one of the most important decisions a business owner may face. Setting an unrealistic price tag may lead to a dead-end street. For more information, visit www.b3brokers.com

REACH CUSTOMERS ONLINE WITH GOOGLE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern University, present a workshop entitled “Reach Customers Online with Google” on three different dates at three different locations.  July 9th in Statesboro, July 16th in Pooler and July 23rd in Vidalia.  All sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. Find out what Google knows about your business and get your Google Business Page verified during the session.  For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/reach-customers-online-with-google/

TEENS: THE HIDDEN HOMELESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Homeless youth, students at every school in the district from the islands to Bloomingdale, are often referred to as the hidden homeless, doubling up or sleeping in cars or motels. They may not identify as homeless, but they have no permanent place to call home. Recently, Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services and representative of District One on the Savannah Chatham County Board of Education, wrote a column for the Savannah Morning News about this issue. Read it here: LINK

LDSS HOSTS CAMP BUDDY 2019 IN CHATHAM  

(CHATHAM COUNTY) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host its eleventh annual Camp Buddy summer camp in Chatham County later this week and next week. Camp Buddy offers programs to prepare children for the upcoming school year with the goal of promoting information retention from the previous year. Special education teachers along with occupational, physical and speech therapists have worked to design a customized curriculum for the program. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/ 

CHANGES COMING TO GOOGLE’S NATURAL DISASTER ALERTS

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS) Google’s SOS alerts are a handy tool to keep people informed in times of crisis, and now they’ll come with even more detail. In the next few weeks, Google will begin to present more visual information for natural disasters, plus introduce a new navigation warning system. For hurricanes, Google Maps will display a forecast cone which will show the hurricane’s projected trajectory, with information on the times it’s expected to hit certain areas. If you’re near the hurricane, a crisis notification card will alert you of the information in the days leading up to it. Learn more here: https://mashable.com/article/google-sos-alerts-visual/

COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT IN POOLER

(POOLER, GA) Looking for a new space to house your company or part of your services? 4,500 square feet of commercial space is available for rent in Pooler. Built in 2008, the space includes a fully conditioned warehouse, a new, build-out-of office, two drive-in doors, and a lighted, secure flex space. For more information, please visit https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/1018-Highway-80-W-Pooler-GA/15197015/

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

UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE ORGANIZES ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire Bryan County office is organizing its annual school supply drive. Donated school supplies will be distributed to low-income students to make sure that they come prepared and ready for success on the first day of school. For more information, please visit http://www.uwce.org

MEET CZAR

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Czar – a 10+ year old shepherd who was left at the pound to die.  Czar came to Coastal Pet Rescue in early June and has since been diagnosed with cancer. They have decided not to treat the cancer, and instead will keep him as pain free as possible and concentrate on his quality of life vs the quantity he has left. He would be a great pet for an older couple or as a hospice pet. What’s important here is that he will not die alone, in discomfort and anxiety, at the pound. For more information on Czar or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-248-czar/
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