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October 2009

(New York, NY) Acqua Smeraldina to Promote Artesian Water

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Acqua Smeraldina to Promote Artesian Water at Prestigious New York City Events

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(New York, NY) Acqua Smeraldina will participate in two exciting and high-profile trade shows in New York City in November as part of a campaign to introduce its premium pure artesian water to New Yorkers. In addition, the company will reach out to New York restaurants to promote its renowned sparkling and still waters.

Acqua Smeraldina will participate in Cook. Eat. Drink. Live. November 6-8 at the Tunnel/La.Venue, 608 W. 28th St., in New York City. The show, which is open to the public, is a foodie’s paradise. This tasty three-day event will feature a large sampling of gourmet food and beverages, as well as appearances from world-renowned chefs and industry experts including Chef Jean-Louis Dumonet, television personality Ted Allen and Epicurious.com Editor-in-Chief Tanya Wenman Steel.

Visitors to Cook. Eat. Drink. Live. will not only indulge their senses with delectable food and the world’s finest beverages, they will also learn what goes into a great meal, discover the ingredients that help create delicious dishes, and learn tips and trends to make the most of the upcoming holiday season.

Acqua Smeraldina’s pure premium artesian water will be featured at Cook. Eat. Drink. Live. at a pavilion sponsored by Gruppo Ristoratori Italiani (GRI), a nonprofit association that promotes an awareness of fine, authentic Italian cuisine.

Acqua Smeraldina will also participate in the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show November 8-10 at the Javits Center, 655 W. 34th Street, in New York City. The industry trade show will feature the latest products and industry trends and will include seminars and networking events for participants. This exciting and informative event, which is expected do draw 35,000 industry professionals, will feature exhibitors from all sectors of the hospitality industry including food and beverage, equipment, furnishings, linens, technology, amenities and tableware, among others. In addition, the show will feature product launches from more than 1,000 exhibitors.

Among the 35,000 attendees at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will be lodging and restaurant owners and operators, as well as catering and specialty food service establishments, owner groups, purchasing companies, design firms, equipment dealerships, resorts, casinos and more. These attendees represent the most influential buyers in the industry.

At both the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show and Cook. Eat. Drink. Live., Acqua Smeraldina will showcase its elegant and sophisticated glass and plastic bottles, which were recently redesigned. Acqua Smeraldina’s president, Mauro Solinas, who is based in Sardinia, will attend both shows.

As part of Acqua Smeraldina’s New York campaign, the company plans to send letters to more than 100 New York restaurants promoting its pure artesian water. Ten restaurants have also been designated to receive bottles of Acqua Smeraldina.

“Acqua Smeraldina is growing, and presenting ourselves to the New York market is a priority,” says Giuseppe Pinna, vice president of the Smeraldina Corporation. “The State of New York Department of Health recently granted Acqua Smeraldina a Certificate of Approval to Operate a Bottled Water Facility. Only about five Italian bottled water companies are Certified with the State of New York, and we are proud to be among them.”

Acqua Smeraldina natural artesian water is available in the United States through the recently opened distribution centers in Chicago and New Jersey. Additional centers will open soon in Miami and Los Angeles. Smeraldina bottled water comes from Sardinia, a small Italian island located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. Sardinia is considered a “blue zone” because of the number of residents who live active lives past the age of 100. Smeraldina water is filtered for 200 years through the granite rocks of Gallura in an underground aquifer 1,000 feet under the Mountain of God. Numerous doctors and experts recommend Smeraldina Natural Artesian water for its perfect balance of sodium, chlorides and bicarbonates, which help to correctly maintain arterial blood pressure, and for its diuretic properties. For more information, please contact Giuseppe Pinna, vice president of the Smeraldina Corporation, at 414-732-6501 or visit www.smeraldina.us.

Smeraldina Corporation, The Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, 59th Floor, New York, NY 10118.

Acqua Smeraldina: www.smeraldina.us
Cook. Eat. Drink. Live: www.tastingsnewyorkcity.com
International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show: www.ihmrs.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Four Savannah Families Will Get Help Repairing Their Homes This October

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www.rebuildingtogethersavannah.org
www.sustainablefellwood.com

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of volunteers and area companies, the nonprofit group Rebuilding Together Savannah will repair four houses in West Savannah near Sustainable Fellwood.
 "We wanted to give back to the communities close to where we are building Sustainable Fellwood," said Denis Blackburne, Chief Financial Officer of sustainable developer Melaver Inc. "The Rebuilding Together Savannah organization gave us the unique opportunity of doing exactly what we wanted to achieve. When I approached the development team I was overwhelmed by the collective positive response and generosity. The most exciting part is that it will be the individuals and employees of the sponsoring companies that will be carrying out the work.
"There is already excitement in the air," Blackburne said. "Everybody wins in such community involvement."

The work is done by volunteers and there is no charge to homeowners. The nonprofit focuses on health and safety concerns first, providing modifications for handicap accessibility or repairs the homeowner needs. The sponsors cover the cost of the materials and repairs.

"It changes people’s lives to have their home made safer and sounder,’ said Ellen Hatcher, executive director of Rebuilding Together Savannah. "It makes all the difference in people’s lives to have someone come in and fix things." Some of the repairs are desperately needed and allow the homeowners to stay in their homes. Many are retired or handicapped.

"I think that what we do changes the homeowners’ lives and changes the volunteers’ lives as well," Hatcher said. "You can see the difference you made. You know you helped." Many volunteers keep coming back because they find the work so rewarding, said Hatcher, who volunteered for the group since 1997 and then took on the staff position two years ago.

The Rebuilding Together organization selected the four homes, and eight companies are co-sponsoring the rebuilding.

The companies sponsoring the rebuilding are: Melaver, Inc.; Parallel Housing, Inc.; Progressive Redevelopment, Inc.; S&ME, Inc.; Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C.; Long Engineering Inc; Lane Management, LLC; and Catamount Constructors Inc.

Rebuilding Together Savannah is a volunteer organization that in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled, and families with children so that they may continue to live in warmth, safety and independence. Among the recipients are the elderly, the disabled, military veterans and families in need. Rebuilding Together Savannah is part of the national organization Rebuilding Together Inc., which has more than 200 affiliates nationwide.
www.rebuildingtogethersavannah.org

About Sustainable Fellwood:
Sustainable Fellwood is a mixed use, mixed income Housing Authority of Savannah redevelopment.  Master Developer: Melaver, Inc., in partnership with Parallel Housing Inc., Progressive Redevelopment Inc., and Vanguard Developers.  In collaboration with: Lott Barber, Architecture and Planning, Catamount Constructors, Inc., City of Savannah, and CHSA Development of Savannah.  www.sustainablefellwood.com
 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Movie Tours, Inc. CEO Ron Higgins Featured National Geek Library Campaign

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http://www.geekthelibrary.org/
http://savannahmovietours.net/

Ron Higgins, president and CEO of Savannah Movie Tours, Inc., is the newest face of the Geek the Library’s popular "I Geek" campaign. Higgins is featured on video and television clips talking about his lifelong interest in ghosts.

"I grew up just four blocks from the Bull Street Library and went there often as a child, so helping support our libraries is an important priority for me," says Higgins, whose Scary Ghost Tour drew the attention of Geek the Library campaign officials.

In August, a national film crew arrived in Savannah and filmed footage of Higgins at Colonial Park Cemetery. During the 30-second clip, Higgins talks about how he first became interested in the supernatural and describes how someone can identify if a ghost is present. The clip ends with Higgins saying his variation of the campaign’s popular catch phrase, "My name is Ron, and I geek ghosts."

The I Geek Ghosts clip featuring Higgins was recently released online and has been featured on television. The clip may be viewed online at Geek the Library.

"Hollywood" Ron Higgins is a filmmaker and Savannah native who has been involved in numerous movies including "Forrest Gump," "Training Day," "Remember The Titans" and "Pearl Harbor." He founded Savannah Movie Tours, Inc. in 2003 to give tourists a glimpse into Savannah’s rich movie history. Since then, he has expanded the company’s offerings to include the Scary Ghost Tour and Foody Tour Savannah. In addition to walking tours, many of the tours are conducted on a luxury, air-conditioned bus, which is equipped with state-of-the-art LCD screens. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 912-234-3440 or visit Savannah Movie Tours, Inc.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Newell Recycling & The Creative Coast Alliance’s 2009 Innovation Awards Trophies

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http://www.newellrecycling.com/
http://www.thecreativecoast.org/

Newell Recycling is pleased to announce that pieces of scrap metal from its Savannah shredder plant have been used to create The Creative Coast Alliance’s 2009 Innovation Awards trophies. The trophies will be presented at the Innovation Awards ceremony, Thursday, October 22, at 6 p.m. at the Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
 
The trophies were crafted by Jerry Lancaster, president of Port City Metals, Inc. Lancaster used a mix of shredded auto scraps from Newell Recycling, as well as scraps of granite from Bella Terra Marble & Granite.
 
"Newell Recycling is a great example of a sustainable Savannah business operating and succeeding in Savannah’s creative coast," says Fitz Haile, director of marketing, public relations and web for The Creative Coast Alliance. "Using their recycled materials for this year’s Innovation Awards trophies is a perfect fit for our event. What better way to say ‘you’re innovative’ than by crafting this year’s awards from-you guessed it-recycled cars?"
 
The Innovation Awards, which are presented this year by Lott + Barber, is an event that honors established local leaders, as well as up-and-coming key players who have demonstrated bold innovation in business, nonprofit, education, government and sustainability.
 
Newell Recycling, one of the largest recyclers and processors of recycled metals in the Southeast, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Savannah location in Garden City. The Savannah site features a Newell Shredder, which is capable of grinding the equivalent of 170 cars per hour into fist-sized pieces. In addition to automobiles, the shredder also processes appliances and demolition scrap. The technology allows Newell Recycling to separate the steel and nonferrous metals into a valuable, furnace-ready raw material for steel mills, foundries and smelters. The metal produced by the shredder can be converted into new metals more easily and cost-effectively than mining the earth, thus saving precious natural resources.
 
Founded in San Antonio, Texas in 1935 by Mr. Alton Scott Newell, a pioneer in the scrap metal industry who also invented the Automobile Shredder, Newell Recycling is recognized as a worldwide leader in ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling, research and technology.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sustainable Fellwood Southeast Construction magazine’s “Best of 2009”

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The green affordable housing development Sustainable Fellwood has been honored in Southeast Construction magazine’s "Best of 2009" awards. Sustainable Fellwood was named "Best In Category" for Multi-Family Residential.
The magazine editors noted that this year was especially competitive, with a record-breaking number of entries. The annual competition recognizes construction and design excellence in the four-state region that includes Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
 

The pioneering mixed use, mixed income Housing Authority of Savannah redevelopment Sustainable Fellwood has garnered national attention for its commitment to efficiency and the environment, as well as thoughtful design for a livable community.
 

Amenities for the environmentally friendly mixed-use, mixed income development include the preservation of trees, on-site recycling, cellulose insulation, high efficiency air conditioning and heating units, and low flow water fixtures. The homes have 30 percent less energy usage and 40 percent less water usage than typical construction.
 

Sustainable Fellwood, which serves as a principal component of the City of Savannah’s Westside Development Revitalization Plan, is widely considered a national showcase for environmentally-responsible community planning.
Catamount Constructors, Inc. is the construction company for Sustainable Fellwood. Residents began moving into Phase I, the first 110 housing units, in April 2009. Phase II, which will include another 110 affordable housing units, and single family homes, is planned to begin construction this fall Future phases will include a senior housing apartment building, followed by potential retail, medical and technical space. Construction on Phase I began in Fall 2008.
 

Sustainable Fellwood is being built with sustainable materials with high standards for energy and water efficiency. For example, pervious paving will be used where possible to allow water to naturally infiltrate the ground, reducing the impact on the neighborhood stormwater system.
 

Sustainable Fellwood is registered in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Neighborhood Development pilot program and will be guided by the Smart Growth Network’s principles for diverse, walk-able, distinctive, attractive communities. Sustainable Fellwood is also registered in the EarthCraft Coastal Communities through Southface Energy Institute.
 

Sustainable Fellwood is a mixed use, mixed income Housing Authority of Savannah redevelopment. Master Developer: Melaver, Inc., in partnership with Parallel Housing, Progressive Redevelopment, and Vanguard Developers. In collaboration with: Lott Barber, Architecture and Planning, Catamount Constructors, Inc., City of Savannah, and CHSA Development of Savannah. 

 

 

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s 2009 Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park a Huge Success

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http://www.ndss.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival in Forsyth Park was a huge success, with over 3,000 walkers turning out to support families touched by Down syndrome. Savannah’s fourth annual Buddy Walk raised $62,000 this year for the cause. A second Buddy Walk, inspired by the LDSS Buddy Walk in Savannah, held in the combat zone of Afghanistan by Sergeant Samantha Allen-boasted the participation of over 300 soldiers who were unable to be present for the Savannah walk-raising an additional $3,000. Together, these walks garnered an impressive $65,000 in support of those with Down syndrome.

The Buddy Walk is held each year during October which is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, to provide support and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Over 300 Buddy Walks are expected to occur throughout the United States this month.

About the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society:
Established in 2006, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a non-profit family support group designed to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. The LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), a national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

These societies envision and promote a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities. Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care, and positive support from family, friends and the community allow people with Down syndrome to develop their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. http://www.ndss.org

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society now provides outreach to families in eight local counties. Families are encouraged to bring their children with them to meetings, which are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. These gatherings usually include a guest speaker as well as social time for families to meet and share with one another. For more information call John or Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505 or visit the website at http://www.ldssga.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The green affordable housing development Sustainable Fellwood wins “Best of 2009”

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http://southeast.construction.com/PDFs/SEC_Best09Winners.pdf

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(SAVANNAH, GA) – The green affordable housing development Sustainable Fellwood has been honored in Southeast Construction magazine’s “Best of 2009” awards.

Sustainable Fellwood was named “Best In Category” for Multi-Family Residential. The magazine editors noted that this year was especially competitive, with a record-breaking number of entries.The annual competition recognizes construction and design excellence in the four-state region that includes Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The pioneering mixed use, mixed income Housing Authority of Savannah redevelopment Sustainable Fellwood has garnered national attention for its commitment to efficiency and the environment, as well as thoughtful design for a livable community.

Amenities for the environmentally friendly mixed-use, mixed income development include the preservation of trees, on-site recycling, cellulose insulation, high efficiency air conditioning and heating units, and low flow water fixtures. The homes have 30 percent less energy usage and 40 percent less water usage than typical construction. Sustainable Fellwood, which serves as a principal component of the City of Savannah’s Westside Development Revitalization Plan, is widely considered a national showcase for environmentally-responsible community planning. Catamount Constructors, Inc. is the construction company for Sustainable Fellwood.

Residents began moving into Phase I, the first 110 housing units, in April 2009. Phase II, which will include another 110 affordable housing units, and single family homes, is planned to begin construction this fall Future phases will include a senior housing apartment building, followed by potential retail, medical and technical space.

Construction on Phase I began in Fall 2008. Sustainable Fellwood is being built with sustainable materials with high standards for energy and water efficiency. For example, pervious paving will be used where possible to allow water to naturally infiltrate the ground, reducing the impact on the neighborhood stormwater system.

Sustainable Fellwood is registered in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Neighborhood Development pilot program and will be guided by the Smart Growth Network’s principles for diverse, walk-able, distinctive, attractive communities.

Sustainable Fellwood is also registered in the EarthCraft Coastal Communities through Southface Energy Institute. Sustainable Fellwood is a mixed use, mixed income Housing Authority of Savannah redevelopment. Master Developer: Melaver, Inc., in partnership with Parallel Housing, Progressive Redevelopment, and Vanguard Developers. In collaboration with: Lott Barber, Architecture and Planning, Catamount Constructors, Inc., City of Savannah, and CHSA Development of Savannah.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buddy Walk raises $62,000 for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival in Forsyth Park was a huge success, with over 3,000 walkers turning out to support families touched by Down syndrome. Savannah’s fourth annual Buddy Walk raised $62,000 this year for the cause. A second Buddy Walk, inspired by the LDSS Buddy Walk in Savannah, held in the combat zone of Afghanistan by Sergeant Samantha Allen—boasted the participation of over 300 soldiers who were unable to be present for the Savannah walk—raising an additional $3,000. Together, these walks garnered an impressive $65,000 in support of those with Down syndrome.

The Buddy Walk is held each year during October which is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, to provide support and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Over 300 Buddy Walks are expected to occur throughout the United States this month.

About the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society:
Established in 2006, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a non-profit family support group designed to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. The LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), a national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

These societies envision and promote a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities. Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care, and positive support from family, friends and the community allow people with Down syndrome to develop their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. http://www.ldssga.org

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society now provides outreach to families in eight local counties. Families are encouraged to bring their children with them to meetings, which are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. These gatherings usually include a guest speaker as well as social time for families to meet and share with one another. For more information call John or Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505 or visit the website at http://www.ldssga.org.

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(SAVANNAH) Rebecca King Named Vice President of Operations of Savannah Movie Tours, Inc.

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Rebecca King has joined Savannah Movie Tours, Inc. as Vice President of Operations. In her new role, King implements the company’s policies and procedures such as quality control, manages day-to-day office duties, oversees scheduling and manages all employees.

Prior to accepting the position of Vice President of Operations, King worked for Savannah Movie Tours, Inc. as a tour guide. She previously worked in the tourism industry as a trolley driver and tour guide for Old Savannah Tours and as tour guide on boat tours in the Prince William Sound in Alaska.

King attended International University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks and received a massage therapy license from the Integrated School of Shiatsu in Fairbanks, Alaska. In addition to running her own business for five years, she served as district manager for Musicland Corp. in Alaska. King moved to the Savannah area in 2004, where she has been a fixture in the local tourism industry. She has also worked as a real estate agent for Keller Williams.

"The history and the beauty of Savannah is why I fell in love with it," says King. "I am excited to work for Savannah Movie Tours, Inc. because we have something to offer people who come to Savannah-as well as locals-that no one else can offer."

"Hollywood" Ron Higgins is a filmmaker and Savannah native who has been involved in numerous movies including "Forrest Gump," "Training Day," "Remember The Titans" and "Pearl Harbor." He founded Savannah Movie Tours, Inc. in 2003 to give tourists a glimpse into Savannah’s rich movie history. Since then, he has expanded the company’s offerings to include the Scary Ghost Tour and Foody Tour Savannah. In addition to walking tours, many of the tours are conducted on a luxury, air-conditioned bus, which is equipped with state-of-the-art LCD screens. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 912-234-3440 or visit Savannah Movie Tours.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™

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(HARDEEVILLE, SC )  Osprey Lake Plantation is Jasper County’s first all-LEED housing development to be registered in the LEED for Homes (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program. Osprey Lake Plantation is a unique lakefront community located less than 10 minutes from Savannah and 15 minutes from downtown Bluffton. Homes start in the low $200,000 price range.  An open house will be held in the fall. Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina.
www.ospreylakesc.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) As more people are finding it harder to make ends meet, four Savannah families will get help repairing their homes this October. Thanks to the hard work and generosity of volunteers and area companies, the nonprofit group Rebuilding Together Savannah will fix up four houses in West Savannah near Sustainable Fellwood. The companies sponsoring the rebuilding are: Melaver, Inc.; Parallel Housing, Inc.; Progressive Redevelopment, Inc.; S&ME, Inc.; Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C.; Long Engineering Inc; Lane Management, LLC; and Catamount Constructors Inc.
www.rebuildingtogethersavannah.org
www.sustainablefellwood.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buddy Walk Festival was held Saturday, October 3rd in Forsyth Park.  See Pictures: http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=368988

(SAVANNAH, GA) EMMY-nominated journalist and filmmaker Michael Jordan is airing a series of half-hour reports featuring more than 2,000 Georgia Army National Guard soldiers serving in Afghanistan.  "A Call to Arms" includes stories Michael shot during three weeks in Kabul, as well as features on their families and loves ones at home.  The next episode airs on Sunday, October 18th, after the NFL game on FOX 28 in Savannah (roughly 4:30pm, though times vary).  Learn more and see previous episodes online at http://www.thecoastalsource.com/content/features/acalltoarms/default.aspx.  To see Michael’s other stories which have aired on CBS Atlanta, click on http://www.cbsatlanta.com/proudtoserve/index.html.

(SAVANNAH, GA & KABUL, AFGHANISTAN) The first ever Buddy Walk for Down syndrome was held in a combat zone October 2nd at Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan. Over $3000 dollar were raised. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOOTAGE
 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Innovation Awards to be held Thursday, October 22 @ 6pm, on Broughton Street. The Awards presentation will follow inside the Theater promptly at 8pm, honoring the best and brightest innovators in and around Savannah’s Creative Coast.  Tickets $60 per person.http://innovation.thecreativecoast.org/tickets

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cindy Meagher, Dir. of Client Solutions for The Sullivan Group recently spoke about Career Development at a Gulfstream Management Association meeting at the Cambria Suites in Pooler. To view more pics click here: http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=368883

(SAVANNAH, GA) Thursday, October 22 from 3pm-6pm "Keep the Lights On" festivities will be held at Performance Initiatives’ Facility at 2021 Tennessee Ave. Minor League Baseball and Softball Academy will hold demonstrations and offer scholarships for inner city youth, Gosihn Jitsu , Olympic Weightlifting and Kid’s Cross Fit demonstrations will be held. This event is open to the community and has open registration for our tutoring, fitness and athletic programs. Kerri Goodrich, Program Director, (912) 507-7106, www.performancinitiatives.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Light the Night photos http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=368983

(SAVANNAH, GA) Walkers, hikers, birders, and nature enthusiasts are invited to join the Savannah Tree Foundation, project partner City of Savannah, and project sponsors Aquafina, the Alliance for Community Trees & the Home Depot Foundation from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the 3rd annual National Public Lands Day event at Bacon Park Forest on Saturday, October 10th, 2009.
Volunteers will help install back-country style natural walking trails in Bacon Park Forest. www.savannahtreefoundation.com or contact STF at 233-TREE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Thursday, October 22 from 3pm-6pm "Keep the Lights On" festivities will be held at Performance Initiatives’ Facility at 2021 Tennessee Ave. Minor League Baseball and Softball Academy will hold demonstrations and offer scholarships for inner city youth, Gosihn Jitsu , Olympic Weightlifting and Kid’s Cross Fit demonstrations will be held.  This event is open to the community and has open registration for our tutoring, fitness and athletic programs. Kerri Goodrich, Program Director, (912) 507-7106, www.performancinitiatives.org

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The Coastal Heritage Society is proud to announce the unveiling of a new website devoted to welcoming German-speaking visitors to Savannah and explaining Savannah’s German history-which dates back to the city’s earliest days.
www.willkommeninsavannah.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Local Physician, Sam Young to give talk in Savannah October 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Savannah Midtown, 5711 Abercorn Street. Each talk will start at 7 PM and end at 8 PM.
Free to the public."All Multiple Vitamins are Not Created Equal"   How to choose quality vitamins. Nutrition
1-800-920-9987 jsy29909@yahoo.com

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Local Physician, Sam Young to give talk in Hilton Head on October 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1575 Fording Island Road. Each talk will start at 7 PM and end at 8 PM and are FREE to the public. "All Multiple Vitamins are Not Created Equal"   How to choose quality vitamins. 1-800-920-9987 jsy29909@yahoo.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) "The world’s most obese and chronically ill nation is the United States of America." says Sam Young, MD, a Family Physician specializing in Complementary and Nutritional Medicine, who will be giving a series of talks about nutrition and optimal dose vitamin therapy for the prevention of chronic disease. Big lecture, Saturday 10 October from 9:00am to 11:30am. Hilton-DeSoto Hotel, 15 East Liberty Street. 1-800-920-9987 jsy29909@yahoo.com
(SAVANNAH, GA) Martin Melaver to speak at the Georgia Tech Impact Lecture Series Oct 7. The IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership". http://ile.gatech.edu/programs/impact.html

(SAVANNAH, GA) How planning for a disaster helped The Sullivan Group go green http://carriagetradepr.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/human-resource-outsourcing-sullivan-group/

(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) The Isle of Hope Artisans will have their ninth art show and sale at the Isle of Hope Marina Pavilion on Sat. Nov. 14 the from 10AM – 4PM. There will be 21 artists showing their work which includes all aspects of art such as pottery, sculpture, embroidery, oil paintings, water colors and pen and ink drawings, photography, digital art, stained glass, wood art, jewelry and quilted purses. All of our members live on Isle of Hope. Refreshments will be provided by Cutters Point which will also have a preview of the art show at the coffee shop in Sandfly from Oct.31-Nov.12.

(SAVANNAH, GA) SKIRT will feature creative women in Savannah–artists, writers, musicians, etc.–and  how they stay inspired.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Breaking Down Barriers:  Progress for those with Down syndrome. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2009/09/15/down-syndrome-savannah-lowcountry/

(SAVANNAH, GA) WORKSHOP "HOW TO KEEP MORE OF THE MONEY YOU MAKE" Take control of your financial future.  Saturday, October 17, 2009, (Class 10am- 2pm) RSVP 920-2000
http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=2406

(SAVANNAH, GA) Friends of Animals presents "Katta Doga Epsilon", our 11th Annual Auction & Toga Party. To be held on Saturday, November 21st from 7p – 11p at Savannah Station.  $45.00 per person.  Toga optional.  Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that distributes funds from its annual auctions to existing non-profit animal rescue and welfare groups in our area.
For more information, please contact Chris Comas at 912.596.7704

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buddy Walk video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRoPIH5dKCU
(CHICAGO, IL) Each year, the average American consumes a staggering 30 gallons of bottled water, and consumption of bottled water in the U.S. has tripled in the last 10 years. Yet most people who grab a bottle of water off the shelf have no idea what they are putting into their bodies.  To find out what is really in that bottle of water, read the following ARTICLE please visit www.smeraldina.us.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Charming light filled two bedroom one full bath third story condo, hardwood floors, high ceilings, two ornamental fireplaces and a kitchen with full size washer and dryer.  Includes one off-street parking space. 501 E Charlton St., Agent Annie Rockwell, (912) 844-5783 ann.rockwell@sothebysrealty.com
http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings_detail.asp?listingID=1089

(Okefenokee) On October 23 – 25, paddle the black water swamp with Georgia Conservancy and our storied guide Cathy Sakas, host of GPTV’s, The Coastal Naturalist. They will be staying in the accommodating cabins at Stephen C. Foster State Park.
RSVP Bryan Schroeder at bschroeder@gaconservancy.org or
404-876-2900.

(SAVANNAH, GA)  UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Photos from the Leadership Savannah Retreat at St. Simons http://leadershipsavannah.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/retreat-09/#comment-3

(SAVANNAH, GA) CASA Announces "Dancing with the Savannah Stars" LINE UP:  http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2009/09/27/casa-dancing-with-the-stars-2009-nov-12/
Kickoff Party to be held October 6, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Loco’s downtown location.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The next presentation in the Food for Thought Series will be on Thursday, October 15, 2009, "Ten Proven Online PR Methods vs. Traditional PR" given by Marjorie Young.  You will learn how to increase your visibility and credibility online through proven PR techniques. RSVP by Tuesday, October 13th to be included for lunch. Sign up by email to Jane Jordan at jane.jordan@gatech.edu or by calling the office at 912-963-2551. MORE INFO

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Three weeks ago Lydia Ramsey was featured in the WSJ! Congratulations!
  http://mts.typepad.com/blog/2009/09/dining-for-profit-recommneded-by-the-wall-street-journal.html