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

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SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS DONATES TO BETHESDA ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia presented a $3,000 donation to Bethesda Academy. This donation will directly support Bethesda’s scholarship program. The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia has a long history of supporting Bethesda Academy. For more information visit http://www.wtoc.com/2019/03/14/ga-society-colonial-wars-presents-bethesda-academy-with-k-donation/

The Society of Colonial Wars of America Present Check to Bethesda Academy

CAPTION: (LEFT TO RIGHT) John Reddan, Director of Institutional Advancement of Bethesda Academy, Allen Williams, Governor General of the Society of Colonial Wars of America, Dr. Michael Hughes, President of Bethesda Academy, and Robert Groves, Deputy Governor General of the Society of Colonial Wars.


ENMARKET OPENS ON POOLER PARKWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, a Savannah-based chain of convenience stores, built a new 6,366-square-foot store on Pooler Parkway across the street from the soon-to-open St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler Campus.The new store features the chain’s first drive-through window, serving fresh food and beverages from Enmarket’s proprietary restaurant, The Eatery. It also features touchless restrooms, exposed ceilings, spacious parking and outdoor seating. For more information, visit https://csnews.com/enmarket-opens-its-first-store-drive-thru  Enmarket Pooler Location Exterior

SECOND ANNUAL SAVANNAH ROTARY READ-IN ATTRACTS 572 VOLUNTEERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah’s second annual Savannah Rotary Read-In drew 572 local volunteers who served as community readers and read for one hour to students in 600 pre-k through third-grade classrooms in 32 schools. Interested parties may donate to the Savannah Rotary Read-In by visiting the website online. All proceeds are used for the local event and the purchase of books for Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPPS) schools. Read about the annual event here: https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190313/savannah-rotary-read-in-draws-572-readers-to-classrooms 


2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH KICKS OFF MARCH 28

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket will present the selected speakers for its sixth annual Encourage Health Educational Series during a kick-off party Thursday, March 28, at Cha Bella Restaurant, 102 East Broad St. The launch party will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and is free to the public. Light appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar will be available. RSVP here! More information is available from Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org  Encourage Health

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY – MARCH 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) March 21 is the global awareness day for those with Down syndrome and has officially been observed by the United Nations since 2012. On this day (3/21 chosen for the third copy of the 21st chromosome pair unique to those with Down syndrome), people with Down syndrome and their families, friends, employers and supporters organize and participate in activities to raise awareness for rights and inclusion. Locally, members of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society encourage people to wear mismatched socks and start conversations about diversity, acceptance and equality. For more information contact Kayla Johnson (kjohnson@ldssga.org) or visit www.worlddownsyndromeday2.org

MARCH OPEN FOR BUSINESS® ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join us on Wednesday, March 27, at noon for our monthly session of Open for Business®. This month, we will be covering crisis management on social media. Tune in for 30 minutes of educational fun! Check out our Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/417320049002245/

MAJOR SPONSORS DONATE $51,000 TO 2019 LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA PROGRAM

(SOUTHEAST GA) Businesses from our 10-county region have donated $51,000 to Leadership Southeast Georgia for its five-month leadership development program in 2019. Major sponsors include Evans General Contractors, Gulfstream Aerospace, Advanced Door Systems, The Sack Company, Georgia Power, Georgia Southern University, the Savannah Airport Commission, LS3P ASSOCIATES, LTD. and FirstPage Marketing. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

Leadership Southeast Georgia

(Left to right) Mayra Martin, FirstPage Marketing; Emily Zimmerman, Evans General Contractors; Ruel Joyner, Past Chairman of Leadership Southeast Georgia; Kendria Lee, Georgia Southern University; Lee Beckmann, Chairman of Leadership Southeast Georgia; Paul Roesel, The Sack Company; Neil Dawson, LS3P ASSOCIATES, LTD.; Erica Palmisano, FirstPage Marketing; Lucas Renfroe, FirstPage Marketing Missing from Photo: Mark Bennett, Gulfstream Aerospace; Klas Anderson, Advanced Door Systems; Jason Coley, Georgia Power; Greg Kelly, Savannah Airport Commission; Candace Carpenter, Savannah Airport Commission


NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR TENTH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is asking for nominations for its 10th Annual Night of Champions celebration scheduled for May 9. The event recognizes employees with different abilities in the Savannah area who excel in their workplace and their employers who have come to understand the value and importance of inclusive employment. Employee nominations may be submitted online until Friday, March 29. To nominate an individual, please visit https://nightofchampions.org/nominations/ 

BLUFFTON ENTREPRENEUR STARTS EMPOWERMENT MOVEMENT FOR WOMEN DURING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

(BLUFFTON, SC) Local entrepreneur and well known Lowcountry native, Latia Nelson has launched a women’s empowerment statement t-shirt line called, Bossè Sociètè. Bossè Sociètè is an initiative geared towards all women, with the purpose of spreading self-love, self-awareness, and self-acceptance among women. The t-shirts feature bold declaring statements that promote positive affirmations to shape self-perception and self-esteem. Bossè Sociètè will be releasing new designs every month. To be featured on Bossè Sociètè’s Instagram, those who support the movement are encouraged to use the hashtag girlpower and tag @bossesocietebrandapparel in their posts. Statement t-shirts are now available for purchase at www.bosseapparel.com

CREATE GOOD DENTAL HABITS AT AN EARLY AGE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Every child should learn good dental habits from their parent(s) or guardian(s). Wondering where to start? Dr. Angela Canfield can offer a few words of wisdom to those doing the teaching in this article: https://www.prlog.org/12758148-creating-good-dental-habits-at-an-early-age-by-angela-canfield-dds.html

GEORGIA JAYCEES ANNOUNCE OUTDOOR RAFFLE

(GEORGIA) The Georgia Jaycees have launched the Georgia Outdoor Raffle with 52 opportunities to win prizes throughout the year. This raffle supports the Georgia Jaycees’ mission to provide development opportunities that empower young professionals in Georgia to create positive change. There are two prizes left for March: Bose noise canceling headphones and season passes to Six Flags. Read about all of the prizes here: https://go.rallyup.com/georgiajaycees Tickets can be bought from Cynthia Cradduck at 912-856-9075 or c.n.cradduck@gmail.com

SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS” WORKSHOP

(Savannah, GA) As part of the “Tools to Grow Your Business” Seminar Series, SCORE presents the “Business Model Canvas” workshop. This workshop describes the use, purpose and location of the nine essential elements describing your company. The layout encourages your management team to think about how the pieces interact as your business goes through various phases of growth. By understanding the anatomy of a successful business, you will be positioned to create real value for your customers and stakeholders and move ahead of competition. This workshop will be facilitated by Allen Torpie. An experienced member of the Savannah SCORE team, Allen holds an MS degree from Cornell in organizational behavior and an MS degree in management from MIT. During his business career he held senior management positions within the electrical wire and cable industry. This panel discussion is on Thursday, March 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, visit https://savannah.score.org/

REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP ALOHA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle Grief and Loss counselors and volunteers facilitate a weekend overnight camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. Camp Aloha runs from the evening of May 3 through the afternoon of May 5. For more information, please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha

YOUNG LEADERS’ LEARNING LUNCH – RSVP NOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way’s next Young Leaders’ Learning Lunch will take place on Thursday, March 28, at noon. Diana Morrison, Founder and President of Advertising Specialty Services, will present “The Dirty Dozen of Networking.” For more information and to RSVP, pleas visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2184633541557564/

LIBRARIES ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Live Oak Public Libraries is accepting donations of gently used books, DVDs, and audiobook CDs to support the Library’s collection and library partnerships with community organizations. Donations must meet specific criteria that can be found online. Those interested in donating or wishing to learn more can find additional information here: https://liveoakpl.org/connect/donate

GET CERTIFIED AS A LIFEGUARD

(BLUFFTON, SC) Lifeguard training at the Bluffton Pool will be March 16-22 if enough students sign up for the course. The class meets 5 times. Applicants must take a 500-yard swim test to qualify for the class. Come to the pool to qualify on March 13 from 4-6 p.m. or by appointment during the rest of this week.  Cost of the class is $175. Ages 16 and older. Address: 55 Pritchard St. Bluffton, SC. Call 843-255-6792 for more information.

10 STORIES, 10 WEEKS, ONE CAUSE VIDEO CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Will Gruver, the local candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society All-Star Campaign, has launched a new social media campaign to share stories from someone who has been affected by blood cancer. Each Wednesday during the 10-week campaign, one video will be shared on Gruver’s Facebook page. Last week, Boy of the Year for 2019, JD Fulcher shared his story of how Leukemia has effected his life. Watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/willgruverallstar/videos/254944945411261/

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT AND HIRES NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has announced the launch of a new transitional living program and the hiring of Cheri Dean as the Program Director. The Transitional Living Program is an 18-month residential program that prepares homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/03/park-place-outreach-receives-federal-grant-transitional-living-program-and-hires-new-program-director/

Cheri Dean, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Cheri Dean, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah


ENTERTAINMENT INCENTIVES EXTENDED

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) “Savannah did not become a preferred filming destination based solely upon Mother Nature’s bounty. While warm weather, beaches, forests, creeks, and marshes (not to mention some of the most beautiful architecture on the planet) can offer up a feast to any camera’s lens, the truth is that the lifeblood of the film industry is illusion.” Read Charles Bowen’s full article on the extended entertainment incentives and how to make them work for you in this Connect Savannah article: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/entertainment-incentives-extended/Content?oid=11799688

MIRANDA OSBORN JOINS FELDER & ASSOCIATES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Miranda Osborn has joined the architectural and interior design firm of Felder & Associates as office manager. In her role, she will be responsible for administrative duties, including overseeing residential, commercial, industrial, educational, historic and modern designs. To learn more about Osborn, her new position and the firm, please visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/miranda-osborn-joins-felder-associates-as-office-manager/

Miranda Osborn, Felder & Associates

Miranda Osborn, Felder & Associates


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE FEATURED IN FIXED MAGAZINE – INNOVATION IN ACTION

(FIXED MAGAZINE) Peacock Automotive was recently featured in Fixed Magazine in a piece highlighting the company’s innovation. The new Peacock Collision Center is a hub for innovation and was spotlighted in the article. Read the full story here: https://www.fixedopsbusiness.com/articles/2719-innovation-in-action

FIFTH ANNUAL LOUISE LAURETTI HOOPS FOR HORIZONS – MARCH 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) he fifth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 30, at Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Drive. Local basketball legends Larry “Gator” Rivers and Dale Parker will be honorary co-chairs of this year’s event. For more information, please visit www.horizonssavannah.org  Horizons Savannah

HOLES FORE HEROES – MAY 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Georgia Apartment Association will host its third annual Holes Fore Heroes golf tournament benefitting the NLF Veteran’s Village on May 17. The tournament will take place at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Sponsors’ deadline to sign-up is May 3, and golfers may register until May 10. For more information, please visit https://www.coastalga-apt.org/events/2019holesforeheroes

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

MEET TINA 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Tina! Tina is a 2-year-old female domestic long hair. Tina is the life of the party. She has quite the wild side and will keep her family entertained daily. Even better? Tina’s adoption fee has been generously sponsored! 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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