(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 12, 2018

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ENMARKET LAUNCHES FRICTIONLESS CHECKOUT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket convenience stores are making an enhancement to their mobile app that will allow customers to buy items through their phones and save a trip to the register. Enmarket, one of the first convenience store chains in the U.S. to use the new mobile payment technology, has partnered with Skip, a mobile self-checkout service. The technology is designed to reduce the speed of checkout from an average of 60 seconds to an instant checkout action controlled by the customer. For more information on Skip Frictionless Checkout, please visit https://getskip.com/businesses/ Enmarket Mobile Payments


DEWITT TILTON GROUP LAUNCHES REDESIGNED WEBSITE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a commercial construction firm located in Savannah, has launched a redesigned website. The new website provides prospective clients with information on the commercial design and construction process along with a portfolio of projects in progress and completed work. For more information, please visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com The Dewitt Tilton Group

BETHESDA TO HOST OPEN HOUSE NOV. 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy will host an open house on Thursday, Nov. 15, for prospective students and their parents or guardians to get a glimpse of the quality of education, and the focus on leadership and tradition of excellence the historic school offers in addition to day-school and boarding enrollment options. New to Bethesda this year is Susan Boatright, a credentialed educator and learning specialist who has implemented a student success program which includes an individualized learning plan for each student, particularly those with recognized learning issues. Guests will have an opportunity to meet Boatright at the open house. For more information about the open house or to submit an application, contact Brandi Simpson, director of admissions, at 912.351.2068 or brandi.hebron@bethesdaacademy.org

HUNT, FISH & SHOOT RAISES $22,000 

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) The Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County raised $22,000 at its largest annual fundraising event, the Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party, which was held at Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat at 265 Drivers Way in Hardeeville. Local businesses, corporations and individuals donated prizes, and all raffle ticket purchases supported the club’s programs and services. For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County, please visit http://www.bgclowcountry.org. For more information on Peacock Automotive, visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

Peacock Automotive
LEFT TO RIGHT Lamar White, Summer Davis, Jill Jauch, Nykahla Garvin and the Hardeeville, SC Mayor Harry William and Bob Valentino

HORIZONS SAVANNAH HOSTS GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah held their 6th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called Grab a Bag for Kids. The event featured pop-up shops from Kendra Scott and Charleston Shoe Company, as well as, gently-used vintage and new designer handbags, bags from new local designer Garland Bags, clutches, evening bags, totes, beach bags and leather backpacks. For more information, please visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY HOSTS OPEN HOUSE TO BENEFIT CIS KIDS’ CLOSET

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology hosted an open house to unveil a new treatment designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address common signs of aging. Low Country Dermatology is the only dermatologist office in the area certified to offer this new treatment known as Cutera Secret RF. Guests who brought donations for Communities in Schools (CIS) of Savannah Kids’ Closet received a 15% discount. For more information on Low Country Dermatology, please visit lcderm.com 

HOSPICE SAVANNAH HOSTS 27TH ANNUAL TREE OF LIGHT GATHERING

(SAVANNAH, GA) On December 2, Hospice Savannah will host their 27th annual Tree of Light Gathering. Guests will share stories, music, reflection and candlelight to honor those we remember. Miranda Briggs, a young veteran whose husband is one of the 22 veterans who die by suicide every day, will be the guest speaker. For more information, please visit https://www.hospicesavannah.org/

LDSS HOSTS POTLUCK TOMORROW

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host their annual holiday potluck meal tomorrow, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at ConneXion Church. Please RSVP for the Potluck Meal with the number of people who will be attending and the side dish and/or dessert you will be bringing. Email Candy at cbogardus@ldssga.org or via text at 912-663-8573.

BETHESDA ACADEMY GETS NEW WEIGHT ROOM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy has had an incredible run this football season, and the team’s success is partly due to the school’s new weight room, which can be traced directly to the Women’s Board of Bethesda, a group of supporters that gifted the school a brand new, professional quality weight room last year. It’s been the secret to the teams’ strength in 2018. Check out this “Good News” story regarding the new weight room and the Blazer football team here: http://www.wtoc.com/2018/11/06/good-news-bethesda-gets-new-weight-room/

JUNKLUGGERS SAVANNAH FOCUSES ON PHILANTHROPY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Junkluggers Savannah, a junk removal service, was featured in Savannah Morning News’ Small Business Profile. Check out the article here:  https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181109/small-business-profile-junkluggers-brings-philanthropy-to-forefront

CHRIS SCHUELER PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY WRITING SEMINARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Schueler, a 23-time Grammy winning producer, will present “Writing the Documentary,” an intensive seminar on document writing, on Friday, Nov. 30. Two sessions will be held, one at 9:30 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m. The seminar costs $50, and RSVP payments should be made at ChristopherProductions.org 

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 18-19


UNITED WAY RECEIVES $2 MILLION FROM GULFSTREAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire on Wednesday announced
it received $2 million from Gulfstream Aerospace as part of the organization’s annual campaign. The donation provides a major boost in the campaign, putting the organization 88 percent or $7,170,335 toward its $8,133,333 fundraising goal. For more information, please visit www.uwce.org

SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “SHOULD I INVEST IN A FRANCHISE?”  

(SAVANNAH, GA) This seminar, the latest in SCORE’s popular “Tools To Grow Your Business” seminar series, will help attendees understand franchising and how owning a franchise compares to starting a business from scratch. Michael Siegel, former franchise owner and Certified Savannah SCORE Business Mentor will discuss topics such as key reasons to consider buying a franchise and the financial considerations of owning a franchise. The seminar is on November 14th, from 11:30AM to 1:00 PM at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. The cost is $20, payable in advance or at the door. To register call SCORE at 912-652-4335. For more information on SCORE, https://savannah.score.org/

BANDS IN THE BALLPARK RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 29

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Bands in the Ballpark” on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Grayson Stadium. All previous registrations will be honored on the new date. If you would like to request a refund or need more information, please contact Brooke Phillips at BPhillips@SavannahChamber.com or 912.644.6459.

RON STEPHENS VISITS MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM

(SAVANNAH, GA) State Representative Ron Stephens was at the Matthew Reardon Center on last week for the announcement that he is the recipient of the prestigious Marie McGaughey Childhood Philanthropy Award due to his long history serving as a powerful champion for Georgia’s children, particularly those with developmental disabilities like Autism. To see photos from the Matthew Reardon Center’s open house and award announcement, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/photogallery/GA/20181031/NEWS/103109994/PH/1

(Left to right) MRCA Board Chair, Sue Adler; MRCA President, Patti Victor; St. Francis Cabrini Pastor Fr. Gabe Cummings; State Rep. Ron Stephens

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive is pleased to announce the addition of retail automotive executive Mark Ventrillo as its new fixed operations director. Ventrillo’s responsibilities include the development of all of Peacock Automotive’s parts and service departments along with increasing the company’s revenue and productivity. For more information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com/

Mark Ventrillo, Peacock Automotive
Mark Ventrillo, Peacock Automotive

CHATHAM COUNTY 4-H RECEIVES $1,000 GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented a $1,000 grant to the Chatham County 4-H Youth Development program as part of the 2018 Encourage Health Education series. To see photos from the event, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/photogallery/GA/20181031/NEWS/103109998/PH/1

Check Presentation to Chatham County 4-H Club at Encourage Health
Melody McCarthy of Enmarket (far left) and Paula Kreissler of Healthy Savannah (far right) present the $1,000 grant to Martha Morris (second from the left), Tonia Rudrow (third from the left), Rachael Andrews (third from the right) and Celeste Sims (second from the right) of the Chatham County 4-H Club.

SPEROS PRESENTS MONTHLY TIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Reporting security incidents is a critical aspect of a security-focused culture. All workforce members play an integral part in this concept so it’s important to know what to report, when to report and why it should be reported. In this month’s Security Newsletter, learn more about the importance of reporting security incidents and which types of incidents to report. Read more here: https://www.pii-protect.com/security_news_letters/send_file/38/attachment/?brand_key=uyjmd

BUDDY CARTER VISITS PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach, Inc. was honored to welcome Congressman Buddy Carter to Park Place Outreach to meet with other group home providers about the impact of the Family First Preservation Services Act, a federal law that restricts group home placement for teens. For more information on Park Place Outreach, please visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/

SAVANNAH’S WILL GRUVER TO REPRESENT REGION IN NATIONAL FUNDRAISING COMPETITION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) – Savannah, GA is proud to announce that Will Gruver will represent Savannah as an All Star Alumni Candidate in the annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign. The ten week fundraising competition will begin on February 21, 2019 and run through May 3, 2019. The 2018 Savannah campaign raised nearly $500,000 and nationally the campaign raised $59.4 million for the mission of LLS. For more information, please visit www.LLS.org

PEACOCK FIAT SPONSORS HILTON HEAD ISLAND ITALIAN FESTIVAL

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) Peacock Fiat is a sponsor of the 2018 Hilton Head Island Italian Heritage Festival. The festival, scheduled for Saturday, November 17, will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. For more information, please visit https://www.hiltonheadisland.org/events/hilton-head-italian-heritage-festival. And for more information on Peacock Fiat, visit https://www.peacockcjdrfhiltonhead.com/

TRAIN YOUR NEXT EXECUTIVE

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Sherry Daniel, owner of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, explains how to train your next executive through internships and apprenticeships. Read the full article in Savannah Morning News here: 

AVOID GETTING SUED

(SAVANNAH CEO) Hear what Charles “Bo” Bowen has to say about avoiding getting sued in this video interview by Savannah CEO: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/10/charles-bowen-how-not-get-sued-avoid-crazy-people/ Charles Bowen

12TH ANNUAL CHAMBER CUP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 12th annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament on Monday, November 19, at the Club at Savannah Harbor. For tickets, please visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=131&utm_campaign=

ENMARKET RAISES ALMOST $130K FOR LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Due to the outpouring of community support, Enmarket is pleased to announce that the company has raised $128,240.88 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk. Since the company started this annual fundraiser in 2013, Enmarket has raised a total of $481,744.75 for LLS. For more information, please visit www.lightthenight.org/ga

Enmarket Donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Enmarket Donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

SUSAN SPEROS TALKS TECH TRENDS

(SAVANNAH CEO) Susan Speros, President and CEO of Speros, talks about some recent trends in technology she is seeing, one of those being security in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/10/susan-speros-recent-trends-technology/ Susan Speros, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

MEET BRADLEY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Bradley, a ten-month old male labrador mix. Bradley loves to play but knows how to entertain himself too. He loves meeting new people and is friendly to all. He really is the perfect pet! To adopt Bradley or to view other animals available for adoption visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-439-bradley/
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