The Local Newswire
YAPPY HOUR ST. PATRICK’S DAY EDITION
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Subaru in Hardeeville is inviting the public to “eat, drink and be Irish” with a free Yappy Hour event on Thursday, March 12, to celebrate the love of furry family members and to support the Hilton Head Humane Association. The festivities will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at 111 Drivers Way. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/642912036443430/.
THE SECOND ANNUAL ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah held its second annual Royal Flush Casino Night to benefit the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity. The casino-themed party took place at the Savannah Station, featuring heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music by the Mainstreet Dance Band and complimentary casino games including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Wheel of Fortune. For photos from the event and more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20200307/bunny-in-city-guaranteed-hit-with-habitat-for-humanity.
FORMER JAGUAR DESIGNER TURNED SCAD PROFESSOR PRESENTS ON DESIGN & ENGINEERING
(BLUFFTON, SC) Former Jaguar designer Cesar Pieri will keynote an evening lecture on design and engineering in the brand’s high-performance sports cars on Tuesday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jaguar Hilton Head at Peacock Auto Mall, 145 Drivers Way, Hardeeville, S.C. Pieri spent six years as a designer with Jaguar before becoming chair of the Industrial Design Department at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His lecture will cover the heritage and evolution of Jaguar design, with a special focus on the F-TYPE. Admission to the evening lecture is free, but RSVPs are required by Thursday, March 19, to jaguardreams.eventbrite.com.
LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce its 2020 Board of Directors. The officers include John Bogardus, president; Michael Holton, Jr., vice president; Joe Marchese, secretary; and Stephen Greene, treasurer. They are joined on the board by Nicole Allen, Jason Ambrose, Brian Hussey, Kayla Johnson, Tom Kenkel, Harris Martin and Dr. Ben Spitalnick. LDSS has grown from a group of four families who shared the experience of having a family member with Down syndrome to a society that has attracted thousands of parents, children, advocates, community volunteers and corporate supporters. For more information visit ldssga.org.
YOUNG EARNS DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY IN ROBOTICS FROM GEORGIA TECH
(ATLANTA, GA) Dr. Carol Young earned her Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Robotics Engineering. Her thesis is titled “Quantitative Analysis of Adaptiveness and Consistency of a Class of Online Learning Algorithms.” Young worked at Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut before she started her Ph.D. Her undergraduate degree is from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a dual B.S in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Japanese. Young graduated from Savannah Country Day in 2006. Young was an ARCS recipient (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) during her Ph.D. studies. For more information visit https://gatech.meritpages.com/stories/Carol-Young-Receives-Degree-from-Georgia-Tech-/23813478.
THIRD ANNUAL SAVANNAH ROTARY READ-IN CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that children who are read to at home enjoy a substantial advantage over those who are not, with the number of words in a child’s vocabulary being an important indicator of later academic success, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. To support the kids here locally, several Rotary clubs and community volunteers in the greater Savannah area are hosting the third annual Savannah Rotary Read-In (SRRI) on Wednesday, March 25, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. SRRI 2020 will be reading to 35 schools and over 630 classrooms in the SCCPSS, reaching over 14,000 students in total. The group is currently calling for volunteers. To learn more, visit https://www.southernmamas.com/2020/savannah-rotary-read-in-2020/.
CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS® MARKS 25TH ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc. observed its 25th anniversary on March 6, marking a quarter of a century of service to the region’s small business community. As a lead-up to the anniversary, Young published “Reputation Matrix,” a step-by-step guidebook to help small businesses increase their visibility, credibility and positive word-of-mouth in the community and online. Once released, the book will be available on Amazon. For more information, visit www.carriagetradepr.com or contact 912-844-9990.
PINNACLE MEDICAL GROUP IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF TEDxHILTONHEAD 2020
(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) Pinnacle Medical Group is a proud sponsor of this year’s TEDxHiltonHead, which will take place on Saturday, March 14, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The 2020 theme is Making Waves, and will be celebrating the Lowcountry’s movers, shakers and big ideas. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/36982.
LLS 2020 MAN, WOMAN, & STUDENT OF THE YEAR KICKS OFF
(SAVANNAH, GA) Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic and passionate candidates engage in a spirited fundraising competition to raise critical funds for blood cancer research for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) through the Man & Woman of the Year and Students of the Year campaigns. LLS celebrated the individuals who will compete to earn the titles of Man, Woman and Students of the Year at the Charles H. Morris Center on Friday night with a crowd of over 200 supporters. This year’s candidate class includes fourteen community leaders, as well as eighteen student candidate teams, comprised of 42 high school students from eleven different schools. As a class, these candidates aim to raise over $900,000 in ten weeks to fight blood cancer. To learn more about the Man & Woman of the Year, visit www.mwoy.org/ga.
LSEGA 2020 PROGRAM HOLDS FIRST SESSION IN GLYNN COUNTY
(GLYNN CO, GA) The Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) class of 2020 launched its first session with a close look at the coastal region’s natural resources in Brunswick, Ga., and on Little St. Simons Island. The class learned about the many ways our Georgia coastline is unique from the nationally recognized conservation efforts to the biology itself. Heard Galis, LSEGA graduate and one of two principals at Galis/Stewart Insurance in Brunswick’s Historic District, was the session coordinator for the first of the five weekends. To learn more, visit https://savannahceo.com/features/2020/02/leadership-southeast-georgia-launches-2020-program-glynn-county-study-natural-resources/.
TELFAIR BALL HELD AT BETHESDA ACADEMY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 40th annual Telfair Ball was held under the live oaks of Bethesda Academy, featuring local, handmade art and an auction benefiting The Telfair Museums. To learn more about the ball and see photos of the art and venue, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20200307/art-scene-local-artists-crown-telfair-ball-with-handmade-art.
PLASTICS MAKES PERFECT PODCAST ADDRESSES KEY QUESTIONS ABOUT MOMMY MAKEOVERS
(BLUFFTON, SC) Mommy Makeovers offer a variety of options to help people get back to feeling like they did before pregnancy or weight gain. Dr. Klenke of the Pinnacle Medical Group explores these options and questions people frequently have before making an appointment in this video podcast episode of Plastics Makes Perfect. Listen anywhere you stream podcasts or watch here to learn more:
25 TIPS FOR BUILDING YOUR BRAND AND BUSINESS
(OPEN FOR BUSINESS) Marjorie Young, founder of Carriage Trade PR, shares her top 25 tips from building her own business and brand over the past 25 years.
DIGICON THE SERIES, FIRST SESSION BEGINS MARCH 24
(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, along with M&R Marketing invite small business owners and marketing managers to attend a brand-new four-part digital marketing series. Take the mystery out of the ever-changing platforms, strategies, tactics and tools and gain confidence in your ability to identify digital marketing opportunities to grow your business and the tactical ability to put them into place! Take individual workshops or sign up for all four to save $67. To learn more about dates, times and topics please contact Liz Overstreet at 912-651-3200 or visit www.georgiasbdc.org/digicon-series for a conference brochure and to register online.
PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES DONATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach recently received a generous donation from the Savannah Black Nurses Association. The items donated included many much needed household items. Park Place Outreach is a 12-bed temporary youth shelter for runaway, homeless, and at risk youth ages 11-17. The mission of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. For more information visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/.
PEACOCK FORD OPENS RENOVATED SPACES IN ORLANDO DEALERSHIP
(ORLANDO, FL) Peacock Automotive is pleased to announce the completion of Phase One renovations on Peacock Ford, and has now reopened its showroom, service and parts departments, sales and support offices and customer lounge. Peacock Automotive acquired the Ford dealership in 2017, expanding its established markets in Georgia and South Carolina to Florida. Peacock Ford is located at 1875 S. Orlando Avenue in Maitland and sits on a 10-acre lot that displays nearly 350 vehicles. For more information, visit https://www.peacockford.com/.
LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY CALLS FOR NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS NOMINATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is seeking nominations and sponsors in preparation for its 11th Annual Night of Champions, a celebration of inclusion successes in the workplace, which will be hosted on Thursday, April 2. To nominate an employee with an inspiring story, to sponsor Night of Champions or to donate a silent auction item, visit https://nightofchampions.org. Nominations will remain open until Friday, March 6.
NEW DEVELOPMENT OFF TOWNE CENTER DRIVE IN POOLER
(POOLER, GA) Developer Tony Yang and the Dewitt Tilton Group are working to bring the beautifully designed Towne Center #5 to the Pooler area, featuring a restaurant and five other units. The property is expected to be completed this October. To learn more, visit https://www.wtoc.com/2020/02/19/new-development-coming-pooler-fall/.
ENMARKET GIVING AWAY HONORARY OBSERVER PASSES TO SAVANNAH GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Golf Championship will take place this year from Thursday, April 2, to Sunday, April 5, at the Deer Creek Golf Course at The Landings Club. Enmarket is giving away pairs of Honorary Observer Passes for both Round Three and the Final Round. To enter the giveaway contest, follow @enmarket on Instagram.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND TO HOST ANNUAL SPRING GALA
(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island will host its annual spring gala on Saturday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. All funds raised will support the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island’s programs. For sponsorship and ticket information please visit https://www.bgchiltonhead.org/events/annual-gala-2020.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know coconuts have natural antibacterial properties that help reduce gum disease and tooth decay? Choose this delicious nut for a snack rather than a candy bar to promote gum health.
PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE AND WSAV PAY IT FORWARD TO LOWCOUNTRY DRESS FOR SUCCESS
(SAVANNAH, GA/BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive and WSAV teamed up to benefit Lowcountry Dress for Success, a nonprofit dedicated to providing school uniforms to children in need. To learn more, visit https://www.wsav.com/video/peacock-pay-it-forward-lowcountry-dress-for-success/4356889/.
UNION MISSION ANNOUNCES KEYNOTE SPEAKER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Union Mission for an uplifting and enlightening evening at the 5th Annual Raising Hope event on Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the DeSoto Savannah Hotel. The featured keynote speaker will be affordable housing expert Michelle Norris, who is the Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Growth Strategies for National Church Residences of Columbus, Ohio. To learn more visit https://savannahceo.com/news/2020/02/union-mission-announces-keynote-speaker-5th-annual-raising-hope/.
ADOPT TINY HORRIGAN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Tiny, affectionately called Horrigan by his foster parents, is a great kitten! He’s already learning how to use the litter box! He has mastered meowing for love and wants to be with people. He is a feisty little guy and is always up to play! Best part: HE WAGS HIS TAIL! His Instagram tag is #KittenTinyHorrigan. To adopt Tiny or another animal from Coastal Pet Rescue, visit https://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2020-c-008-tiny/.