(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 26, 2018

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LDSS KICKS OFF 3-21 CAMPAIGN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that people with Down Syndrome have three copies of chromosome 21-? The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) has kicked off their 3-21 Year End Giving Campaign which will run through December 31. You can donate at ldssga.org

BETHESDA ACADEMY FARM FEATURED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy Farm and Gardens Director, Merrin Slocombe shares the value and importance of Bethesda’s farm for students in this Connect Savannah article: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/back-to-the-farm/Content?oid=11060534

NLAWS AT HOME DELIVERS FRESH GROCERY ORDERS TO ST. JOSEPH’S / CANDLER

(SAVANNAH, GA) NLaws Produce at Home recently launched a partnership with St. Joseph’s/Candler to deliver fresh groceries to health system co-workers in a convenient manner. Co-workers can log in with their badge numbers on NLaws at Home’s website to customize weekly orders of food items. The local grocery delivers the orders to both hospital campuses every Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. EmployAbility, a local non-profit that is focused on workforce development and community integration for adults with developmental disabilities, has partnered with NLaws at Home to make delivery packaging easier. For more information, please visit http://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/nlaws-produce-at-home-partners-with-st-josephs-candler-to-deliver-fresh-groceries-to-employees/

(Left to right) Jesse Lewis, James Watson, Kevin Roberts, Maria Poncy and Cimerion Watson, volunteers with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph's / Candler orders.
(Left to right) Jesse Lewis, James Watson, Kevin Roberts, Maria Poncy and Cimerion Watson, volunteers with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph’s / Candler orders.

SAVANNAH VET, A SCORE BIZPITCH WINNER, LAUNCHES PET CARE APP

(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, please visit www.heelapp.com Read more here: https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/computers-technology/8760-nov-19-savannah-vet,-dr-jason-king,-launches-pet-care-reminder-app,-%E2%80%9Cheel%E2%80%9D.html

100 WOMEN WHO CARE DONATE TO LDSS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) recently received more than $3,500 from 100 Women Who Care of Savannah. “This generous gift will directly support the 2019 Camp Buddy program,” said LDSS Executive Director Kayla Johnson. “Each summer, Camp Buddy offers programs to prepare children for the upcoming school year with the goal of promoting information retention from the previous year.” For more information about LDSS, visit LDSSGA.org. For more information for 100 Women Who Care of Savannah, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2018/11/100-women-who-care-donate-3500-plus-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society/

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
(RIGHT) Lois Modell, Executive Director of Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, on behalf of the 100 Women Who Care, presented the donation to (LEFT) LDSS Executive Director, Kayla Johnson. The 100 Women Who Care chose LDSS as the recipients of their quarterly gift, which will be used to help fund Camp Buddy 2019.

NOVEMBER OPEN FOR BUSINESS® WEDNESDAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Our monthly Open for Business® will be THIS Wednesday, November 29, at noon. This month’s topic is “The Value of Interns.” Joining us this month is Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah. Join us next Wednesday as we dive into the power and value of interns. You can find this month’s article here: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/why-hire-interns-1986579 And learn more on our Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/429019974294271/ 

UNITED WAY 2018 CAMPAIGN SURPASSES GOAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire’s 2018 fundraising campaign reached a total of $8,285,608 or 102% over the goal! In front of a crowd of nearly 500 donors and volunteers, Campaign Chair Larry Silbermann, Vice President and General Manager of WTOC-TV, was proud to announce the 2018 fundraising campaign exceeded its goal. For more information, please visit https://www.uwce.org/

JUNIOR LEAGUE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah is now accepting applications for Community Projects through November 30, 2018. Community Projects are organizations that partner with the Junior League of Savannah to gain volunteers and funding for a specified project. This year, the Junior League of Savannah will select Community Projects that align with the current focus of K-12 Education Performance. To apply, please visit the Junior League of Savannah’s website at www.jrleaguesav.org or call 912-790-1002.

SPEROS PRESENTS MONTHLY TIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Think about the information and material you store and save on your computer and other devices. When we are notified of a “virus alert,” our instinct is to fix it right away. Meanwhile, scammers are using their tricks in in convincing ways to steal our PII and sensitive data. In this month’s tip, learn about how these tech support scams work and how to stay alert. Learn more here: https://www.pii-protect.com/MicroTrainings/micro_training_view/118?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=1463

FACEBOOK ADVERTISING COSTS BY INDUSTRY

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Check out the Facebook advertising costs broken down by industry from 2018: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/how-much-does-facebook-advertising-cost/

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


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 https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/68-state-regional-news/8713-nov-9-dewitt-tilton-group-launches-redesigned-website.html The Dewitt Tilton Group

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/ To watch a video recap from the event, visit https://youtu.be/Kbv_LSLdcdQ

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

SEO TIPS

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) The top 25 SEO strategies, tips and tricks from the pros: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/seo-strategies-tips/ 

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/

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


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

MEET DAKOTA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Dakota, a one- to two-year old female mixed breed. A few things about Dakota. She is heart worm positive, but don’t let this stop you from considering her adoption! Dakota is a lover with lots of energy to go around. She went through the Operation New Hope program where she learned a lot and was loved by all! To adopt Dakota or to view other animals available for adoption visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-302-dakota/
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