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February 2011

(AUGUSTA, GA) Mayor to cut ribbon, March 2 at 5pm at Heritage Pine

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First home sale takes place in Heritage Pine, the City’s flagship development in the overall revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem. Mayor Deke Copenhaver and City Administrator Fred Russell to preside over ribbon cutting on Wednesday, March 2 at 5:00 pm. Housing director Chester Wheeler declares it “a giant leap for the re-positioning of Augusta as a model city.” www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Chester Wheeler, looking as much like a proud new father as the director of the Augusta Housing and Community Development Department announced on Monday, February 28 the sale of the first new home in Heritage Pine, the City’s flagship development in the overall revitalization of Laney
Walker/Bethlehem.

“I am very pleased with our progress,” Wheeler noted. “We have been working for the better part of three years, starting with a vision and master plan and then rebuilding a neighborhood on Pine Street. But there’s something very special when that magical moment appears, you pick your head up out of the minutiae of day-to-day planning, and you see the beginnings of the fruit of so much labor.”

Heritage Pine, the City’s flagship development for Laney Walker/Bethlehem, features approximately two dozen Energy Star homes located on Pine Street between 11th and 12th Street south of Laney Walker Boulevard. Five houses are currently in various stages of construction, with several already under contract. Meybohm Realtors serves as the listing agent for Heritage Pine.

“We’re newlyweds,” noted new homeowner Clayton Andrews, “and we are trying to do the best with what we have, get established as a family. We feel blessed to be homeowners in Heritage Pine.” Andrews, with his wife Minimarie, son Pierce, and daughter Paige, are set to move into their new home on Pine Street in early March. The milestone event will be marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and greetings by
Mayor Deke Copenhaver and City Administrator Fred Russell on Wednesday, March 2 at 5:00 pm.

Wheeler was quick to point out that this watershed moment belongs to the City of Augusta generally. “Without the leadership of the Mayor, the Administrator and the Commission, this vision for revitalizing Laney Walker/Bethlehem would never have gotten off the ground. And without the interest and support of adjoining neighbors and stakeholders – Augusta Tomorrow, the Medical District, Historic Augusta, Paine College and others – this 20-plus year vision may have stuttered along at best. Sure, it’s
just one home being sold along one street in Laney Walker. But it’s a giant leap for the re-positioning of Augusta as a model city for the coming century.”

The revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem got its start in 2008, when the Augusta Commission passed legislation to support strategies promoting an African-American Heritage program in Augusta. Funds are currently being used for land banking, acquisition, planning and improvements for Laney Walker/ Bethlehem. Since passage of the resolution, the Augusta Housing & Community Development Department
has been actively developing an overall master plan for the area, a pattern book to guide development, a roster of pre-qualified vendors (developers, builders, architects, engineers) selected to focus on early- phase catalytic construction, a financial incentives program, and the creation of a marketing plan to promote the overall effort.

Contact: Chester A. Wheeler III, Director, Augusta Housing and Community Development Department,
706.821.1797 or cwheeler@augustaga.gov.

(AUGUSTA, GA) New website for Heritage Pine launches

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(AUGUSTA) – Chester Wheeler, director of the Augusta Housing and Community Development
Department announced the launch of a new website for Heritage Pine, Laney Walker/
Bethlehem’s flagship development project.

www.heritagepineaugusta.com

“This is really a two-for-the-price-of-one announcement,” Wheeler noted. There’s our launch for Heritage
Pine, our model development teeing up the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem. And there’s also
the launch of an extensive marketing andbranding campaign, focusing on Heritage Pine as the initial
phase.”

“What people need to understand about the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem,” Wheeler
continued, “is that it is both a nod to the rich history of the past and also a vision for 21st century in-town
living. It’s an exciting and innovative vision, one that Heritage Pine epitomizes and one that needs more
than just a tag line to communicate. We are launching the Heritage Pine development and the brand via a
new website, where you can see how all the pieces fit together.”

“When you visit the Heritage Pine development, located on Pine Street between 11th and 12th Streets,”
noted Hawthorne Welcher, Assistant Director for the AHCDD,” you will find a number of design
elements that are familiar and comfortable, like wraparound porches and small pocket parks. But you will
also find cutting-edge design elements as well, green features that reduce energy and water consumption
and enhance long-term value for homeowners. Heritage Pine weaves together the three major themes
of Laney Walker/Bethlehem generally: Restoring (the past), Connecting (to the various neighborhoods
bordering Augusta’s urban core), and Transforming (a rich past into a model example for the 21st century
city).”

The revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem got its start in 2008, when the Augusta Commission
passed legislation supporting the promotion of an African-American Heritage program in Augusta.
Funds are currently being used for land banking, acquisition, planning, and improvements for Laney
Walker/Bethlehem. Since passage of the resolution, the Augusta Housing & Community Development
Department has been actively developing an overall masterplan for the area, a pattern book to guide
development, a roster of pre-qualified vendors (developers, builders, architects, engineers) selected
to focus on early-phase catalytic construction, an innovative financial incentive program to catalyze
purchasing, and the creation of a marketing plan to promote the overall effort.

Contact: Chester A. Wheeler III, Director, Augusta Housing and Community Development Department,
706.821.1797 or cwheeler@augustaga.gov.

(AUGUSTA, GA) AUGUSTA HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE INCENTIVE

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AUGUSTA HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR LANEY
WALKER/BETHLEHEM

(AUGUSTA) – Chester Wheeler, director of the Augusta Housing and Community Development
Department announced February 17 a new financial incentive program for potential homeowners in
Laney Walker/Bethlehem. For a limited time, qualified home.buyers can receive up to $40,000 to assist
with down payment, closing costs, and gap financing.”

“There are a number of fairly sophisticated pieces to this program,” Wheeler noted. “But the program
boils down to this: For a limited time only, if you qualify, the City will assist you with the gap financing
necessary to close on a home in Laney Walker/Bethlehem.

Wheeler was quick to point out some of the nuances of this financing program: You have to be
sufficiently creditworthy to qualify for a loan of at least 80% on the house; you have to be able to write
a check for $1,000 at closing; and you have to move fairly quickly, because this financial assistance
program is not going to last indefinitely. “It’s that old adage of the ‘early bird gets the worm,’” noted
Wheeler, “only in this case, the worm is a great financing incentive .”

“When we brainstormed about putting this program together,” noted Hawthorne Welcher, Assistant
Director for the AHCDD, “we knew we had to address some of the financial obstacles that might slow
down the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem. First, the residential market nationwide is slack right
now. Secondly, while we are convinced that there will be a phenomenal renaissance in Laney Walker
Bethlehem in the coming years, we needed to do something that would prime the pump and accelerate
that renaissance. Finally, in order to attract top-notch developers to build in Laney Walker/Bethlehem, we
needed to communicate a message that ‘if they built it, people would come.’

The revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem got its start in 2008, when the Augusta Commission
passed legislation to support strategies promoting an African-American Heritage program in Augusta.
Funds are currently being used for land banking, acquisition, planning and improvements for Laney
Walker/Bethlehem. Since passage of the resolution, the Augusta Housing & Community Development
Department has been actively developing an overall masterplan for the area, a pattern book to guide
development, a roster of pre-qualified vendors (developers, builders, architects, engineers) selected to
focus on early-phase catalytic construction, and the creation of a marketing plan to promote the overall
effort. The development of a financial incentive program rounds out a broad set of resources devoted to
the revitalization effort.

Contact: Chester A. Wheeler III, Director, Augusta Housing and Community Development Department,
706.821.1797 or cwheeler@augustaga.gov.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES – Local BusinessWIRE

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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Trident Sustainability Group announces its new hospitality division called Suite Sustainability. This new division will focus on providing custom sustainability solutions to the hotel and hospitality industry, helping hotel owners and managers achieve utility savings while achieving LEED or GreenSeal certifications for their properties. www.tridentsustainability.com 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, The Landings on Skidaway Island will host the $50,000 Savannah Challenger. This year’s tournament, which will feature 32 world-ranked tennis professionals, takes place April 30-May 8 at The Landings on Skidaway Island.

www.savannahchallenger.com. 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Peace Corps’ turns 50!  The celebration will be held at Leoci’s at 606 Abercorn Street on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. RPCV hosts are John Vant Slot, (Micronesia ’92-’94) and Karen Jenkins, (Madagascar ’95-’98). All Savannah area returned Peace Corp volunteers, friends and family of volunteers and prospective volunteers are invited to attend.  There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. For more info: Karen Jenkins 912-341-0098 or karenblackjenkins@gmail.com 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Make your entrepreneur dream a reality.  FastTrac® NewVenture™ is specifically designed for owners of young companies and entrepreneurs who are in the planning stages.  Program covers 10 modules in 8 three hour classes March 22 – May 17 http://www.georgiasbdc.org/pdfs/Savannah_FTNV_2011.pdf 912-651-3200.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Small Business Council / SMART Lunch Series 

Mar 1, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – Networking; Noon – Luncheon

Joe Ippolito, President, River Horse Internet Marketing, will present Search Engine Marketing: Secrets for On-Line Success for Small Business.

http://www.savannahchamber.com/for-members/business-calendar/202 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Photos from the Goodwill Reception Party for the new CEO, Mohsen Badran. 
 http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=384178 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents  610 E. Victory Drive. Drastically reduce. Built in 1912 this 4 bedroom home includes a carriage house. Call Agent Lee Wilkes at 912.704.4464.  http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings_detail.asp?listingID=1331 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Armstrong’s Homecoming 2011 is February 14-19. The week long celebration brings hundreds of alumni to the campus to enjoy a variety of events and reunions. The festivities will include a Homecoming parade-a new addition to Homecoming week-and a golden graduate reunion at Leopold’s Ice Cream. www.armstrong.edu   

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chuck Leavell, keyboarder for the Rolling Stones, was in Savannah speaking at the Book Festival about his new book, Growing a Better America. He surprised the audience by ending his talk by playing, Statesboro Blues. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iakxBnXNziY. He also played his new song called Savannah: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs_5qcUBAtQ  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2nd Business Roundtable group is now forming. They will meet Thursday, March 10 at 111 East Liberty Street at 11:30am. Bring a lunch, refreshments will be available. This group will meet 6 times in 2011. Peer to peer problem solving.  Sponsored by SCORE and the SBDC.  912-652-4335. 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Armstrong Atlantic State University, in collaboration with the Savannah-Chatham Public School System, will host "Sailing the Cyber C’s: Communicate, Collaborate, Create," a technology conference designed to provide regional educators and school administrators a better understanding of technology tools available to advance student learning and performance. The conference will be held from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Friday, March 4 at the Coastal Middle School, 4595 US Highway 80 East. To register, visit http://forms.einstruction.com/forms/EdTech_SavannahGA



(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, upcoming events: http://savannahchamber.com/events.php

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Photos from the 2011 Savannah Book Festival

http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/384338/ 

   

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2010-2011 Armstrong Atlantic State University Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture Series continues on Friday, March 4 at 12:10 in University Hall 156 on the Armstrong campus, 11935 Abercorn Street. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Monica Rausch, Armstrong assistant professor of English, will present "More Than Wigs: Women and Nation-building in Ama Ata Aidoo’s Short Stories." For more information visit www.armstrong.edu 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trident Sustainability Group announces its new hospitality division

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(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Trident Sustainability Group announces its new hospitality division called Suite Sustainability. This new division will focus on providing custom sustainability solutions to the hotel and hospitality industry, helping hotel owners and managers achieve utility savings while achieving LEED or GreenSeal certifications for their properties.

“In the US alone, hotels make up 5 billion square feet of space and account for $4 billion in utility bills. Pursuing sustainability initiatives in this market sector can have a huge impact and produce immediate returns for properties”, said Tommy Linstroth, Principal of Trident Sustainability Group. “With buildings that are occupied 24/7, 365 days a year, hotels have a huge ability to operate greener – which provides a better guest experience and marketability while providing significant financial savings to owners and operators.”

Anna Ferreti will serve as Director of the hospitality division. “Anna brings years of green, hands-on hotel development and operations experience,” Linstroth said. “Her in-depth knowledge of the hospitality industry give us a unique perspective with truly understanding and being able to provide sustainability solutions for clients.”

Trident Sustainability Group is a full-service sustainability and green building consulting firm that focuses on providing triple bottom line solutions to a diverse range of clients both locally and nationwide. Trident provides hands on guidance on green building design and construction and offers extensive development-based expertise to help clients achieve LEED certification for their projects. Trident also provides institutional sustainability services to organizations, from nonprofit and small business to municipalities and government agencies looking to decrease energy and water consumption, improve indoor air quality, and reduce their environmental footprint. www.tridentsustainability.com

(WORLDWIDE) $100,000 Prize For The Best Solution That Improves Our World’s Coasts

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Savannah Ocean Exchange Seeks Submissions for $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award

a global search for the best solutions that helps our world’s coasts

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Ocean Exchange Board of Governors announces a call for submissions for the first annual $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award. The award will recognize the business, organization or individual with the best currently operational technology, or solution that improves the world’s coasts. Applications may be submitted online at www.savannahoceanexchange.org between January 30 and June 1, 2011.

Global submissions will be reviewed by a panel assembled by Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Sant chair for Marine Sciences at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The top 10 entries will be judged by the 27 members of the Savannah Ocean Exchange’s Board of Governors, along with a panel of international experts. The most promising solution will be awarded the $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award at the Solutions Exchange gala on September 8, 2011, in Savannah.

The winning technology / solution will drive sustainable change; improve ecological, economic and global connectivity; and respect the unique cultural sense of place of coastal communities. The Savannah Ocean Exchange’s Board of Governors and a panel of experts will work together for 12 months to implement the winning idea.

About the Savannah Ocean Exchange
Founded in 2010, the Savannah Ocean Exchange is an annual event held every September in Savannah, Georgia, USA. The Savannah Ocean Exchange unites global organizations across multiple disciplines and boundaries to distribute and adopt solutions that positively impact oceans and ocean life. The Board of Governors includes 27 thought-leaders from around the globe who represent diverse backgrounds and expertise and share a commitment to innovation and to the protection of the world’s oceans.

The theme for the 2011 Savannah Ocean Exchange is “Shaping the Future of Our Coasts.” The event will include the Solutions Exchange, which will take place September 7-8, along with several Exchanges open to the public during the entire month of September. The Public Exchanges will focus on four areas: culture and cuisine, events and excursions, presentations and performances, and vessels and viewings. For more information about the Savannah Ocean Exchange, the 2011 Solutions Exchange and Public Exchange and details about the 2011 $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award, please visit www.savannahoceanexchange.org .

About Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary
 of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), designs, develops,
 manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most 
technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has 
produced more than 1,900 aircraft for customers around the 
world since 1958. The company employs more than 9,000 people at seven major locations. www.gulfstream.com .

Savannah Ocean Exchange
 Board of Governors
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Director – Danial J. Basta

– Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director – Curtis J. Foltz

– The Coca-Cola Company, Vice President of Environment and Water Resources – Jeff Seabright

– International Financial Services (IFSC), Ireland, Chairman – John Bruton

– Shipbuilding Association of Canada, President – Peter Cairns

– Wallenius Wilhelmsen – Logistics Americas LLC, President of Region Americas, – Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics/Deputy CEO Christopher J. Connor

– Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australia –
Director, Ecosystem Conservation and Sustainable Use – Jon Day

– Savannah College of Art and Design, Chief Academic Officer – Tom Fischer

– Georgia Institute of Technology, -Director Georgia Tech Savannah Vice Provost Georgia Tech – David Frost

UPS, Vice President, Customer Relationship Management – Dale Hayes

– Smithsonian Institution, Sant Chair, Marine Science, Museum of Natural History – Nancy Knowlton

– IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas, Marine Vice Chair – Dan Laffoley

– Vice Admiral U.S. Navy and NOAA (RET.) – Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr.

– Harvard University, Senior Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative – Susan Leal

– Independent Film Producer – Stratton Leopold

– Gulfstream, Executive Vice – President General Dynamics, Aerospace Group and President of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation – Joe Lombardo

JCB, Vice Chairman – John Patterson

– iTECH for Business LLC, CEO – George Powers

– Endeavor, CEO and Founder – Linda Rottenberg

GPB Media, President and Executive Director – Teya Ryan

– Sapelo Foundation, Secretary & Trustee – Irene Reynolds Schier

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries – Eric C. Schwaab

– American Samoa Government, Governor Togiola T. A Tulafono

– Author Jack Uldrich

– SEAlliance, founding partner of Mission Blue,
Google Curator/Content Editor for OCEAN in Google Earth – Charlotte Vick

– Emory University, Director of the Emory Center for Ethics-Paul Root Wolpe PhD.

– Paz Energy LLC, Chairman of the Board of Managers – Brig. Gen. Albert C. Zapanta (Ret.)

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$50,000 Savannah Challenger Returns for Third Consecutive Year

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$50,000 Savannah Challenger Returns for Third Consecutive Year

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, The Landings on Skidaway Island will host the $50,000 Savannah Challenger. This year’s tournament, which will feature 32 world-ranked tennis professionals, takes place April 30-May 8 at The Landings on Skidaway Island.

“The Challenger continues to grow and become a part of the fabric of Savannah,” says Tournament Chairperson Robin Gold. “As we go in to our third year, people are recognizing that the Challenger is the go-to place for world-class tennis in an intimate setting. We have a great opportunity to witness some of the best tennis players on their way up in world rankings.”

Each year, the USTA hosts 16 Challenger Tournaments around the country. Participants are usually full-time ATP tour players with a world ranking of 40-200 who play in the tournaments to improve their rankings and advance to Grand Slam events.

The 2010 tournament, which was held May 1-9, attracted more than 3,000 fans from around the country, who descended upon Savannah to see some of the world’s best rising tennis stars in action. Kei Nishikori of Japan won the 2010 singles tournament, defeating Ryan Sweeting of the United States 6-4, 6-0, while the doubles team of Jamie Baker and James Ward of Great Britain bested the team of Bobby Reynolds (United States) and Fritz Wolmarans (South Africa) 6-3, 6-4.

Among the professionals competing in the 2010 $50,000 Savannah Challenger, 56 percent went on to compete in the Australian Open, while 50 percent competed in the U.S. Open, 50 percent competed in Wimbledon and 31 percent competed in the French Open.

This year’s tournament will be preceded by a Challenger Qualifying Tournament February 25-27 at The Landings. The winner will receive a Wild Card into the qualifying rounds of the 2011 $50,000 Savannah Challenger.

In addition to the professional competition, the 2011 $50,000 Savannah Challenger will feature a Kids Day Clinic and a Ladies Day, as well as a Pro-Am in which 100 percent or the proceeds will be donated to a local charity.

Both the Challenger Qualifying Tournament and the 2011 Savannah Challenger are open to the public. For more information, please visit www.savannahchallenger.com .

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLiNES, Feb 7, 2011

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 (SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Ocean Exchange announces Gulfstream as Worldwide Sponsor of the $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award 2011.

www.savannahoceanexchange.org  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Founded in 1886,  Bouhan, Williams & Levy celebrate 125th Anniversary this year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mw0u85UQmQ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Guide to starting a business in Georgia, written by a SCORE volunteer.

MORE INFO

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The next Armstrong faculty lecture will present the work of an Armstrong professor, who through the use of the Internet, has found an effective way to help students gain fluency  in French.

The lecture is at 12:10 p.m on  Friday, February 18 on the Armstrong campus. Free and open to the public. 

MORE INFO 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  CityTrex  presents author Lee Smith talking about the Southern influence on modern art,  the state of 21st century publishing, and the The Hostess City of Savannah, GA  http://www.citytrex.com/savannah-book-festival/lee-smith.php 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 211 Lovell Ave on Tybee Island. Great beach house in convenient location just one block from Butler Avenue.  Light filled rooms. Agent is Celia Dunn.  912-234-3323 

  http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings_detail.asp?listingID=1283  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Is your business under 10 years old? SCORE and SBDC are forming a FREE Business Roundtable for peer to peer problem solving and sharing best practices. Lynn Vos and Marjorie Young to facilitate. For more info call SCORE 912-652-4335. Feb 10th first meeting.  

MORE INFO  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that Vince Dooley will be at the Savannah Book Festival? Check out all the authors coming: http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/festivals/2011/



(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, upcoming events: http://savannahchamber.com/events.php

   

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wednesday, February 9th at 6:00 pm – The American Cancer Society hosts Man To Man, a prostate cancer support group, at Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion.  Guest speaker will be Cathy Baxter speaking on the benefits of yoga during treatment.  Call 355-5196 for more information.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) You’re Just A Pup ™ Radio Show and Social Media Company launches in Savannah on NewsRadio 1290 WTKS.    You’re Just A Pup ™ brings you exciting content about aging actively ™.    Navigate to:  www.yourejustapup.com or Facebook: You’re Just A Pup.

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) CityTrexs presents: Gregory Djanikian, an audio tour of of the state of the art in poetry in the 21st century.  http://www.citytrex.com/savannah-book-festival/gregory-djanikian.php   

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leopolds Icecream is renaming ALL of their flavors from Feb. 15-20, 2011,  after various Savannah Book Festival authors.  

 

(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) Isle of Hope residents are planning a BIG celebration in Oct for the 275th Anniversary of the Island.  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Pictures taken of UGA VIII last October at his "MEET & GREET PARTY" PHOTOS 

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Ocean Exchange announces $100,000 Gulfsteam Navigator Award 2011

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Savannah Ocean Exchange heralds Gulfstream as World Wide Sponsor of
the $100,000 Gulfsteam Navigator Award 2011.


(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Ocean Exchange proudly announces Gulfstream as
the World Wide Sponsor of the Gulfstream Navigator Award 2011. The
winner of the Gulfstream Navigator Award 2011 will be awarded $100,000
by Gulfstream’s CEO and member of Savannah Ocean Exchange Board
of Governors Joe Lombardo.

The award is given to the top solution submitted as part of an annual Call for Solutions sent out through the Savannah Ocean Exchange Board of Governors. The governors, currently numbered at 27, have selected "Shaping the Future of Our Coasts" as the theme for this year’s submissions, which are due by April 15. An exclusive panel of experts from various disciplines will select the 10 best entries, which will be presented on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8 to the Board of Governors and invited guests in Savannah. That event will culminate with the announcement of the Gulfstream Navigator Award 2011 winner, who will be presented $100,000 on behalf of Gulfstream by Joe Lombardo, the company’s president.

“Our company was named after the Gulf Stream, a driver of
commercial sea traffic for centuries and a critical part of the
Atlantic ecosystem,” notes Gulfstream Aerospace President Joe
Lombardo. “Living and working in a coastal community, we are
sensitive to the importance of sustainable growth and the protection
of environmental assets. We believe the Navigator Award will further
research and actionable projects focused on oceans and coastal areas.
It will also cast a beacon on Savannah, which is a great home for new
high-tech and environmental businesses and an important maritime
hub.”

 

Savannah Ocean Exchange brings together thought leaders around the
world from cross disciplines that represent industry, education,
research, technology, government and conservation. While most of the
Governors hail from the USA, other countries represented include
Ireland, Switzerland, Australia, England, Canada and American Samoa.

 

“We are thrilled Gulfstream is our inaugural World Wide Sponsor
of the Gulfstream Navigator Award 2011,” says Cort Atkinson,
Co-Founder and CEO of the Savannah Ocean Exchange. “Gulfstream
continually identifies and incorporates the best solutions into their
business. Their world wide reputation for excellence has the power to
bring together thought leaders and solution creators from every corner
of our planet who are committed to our world’s ocean.”

 

 

Each year Savannah Ocean Exchange Board of Governors currently
numbered at 27 meet in Savannah to select an ocean related theme. This
year’s theme “Shaping the Future of Our Coasts” is sent out as a Call
for Solutions through the governor’s national and international
networks. Creators of solutions that best fit the annual theme submit
their proposals by April 15. An exclusive panel of experts from
various disciplines narrows the field to ten and those top ten
solution creators are brought to Savannah in September to present
their work to the Board of Governors and invited guests. Savannah

Ocean Exchange recognizes and rewards the individual, business or
organization with the best currently operational technology, idea or
solution that improves and prepares the world’s coasts for the
future.

 

The 2011 Solutions Exchange will take place September 7-8 and will
culminate with the announcement of the winner of the $100,000
Gulfstream Navigator Award 2011.


To learn more about the call for submissions and the review process,
please visit www.savannahoceanexchange.org.



About Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary 
of
General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), designs, develops,
manufactures,
markets, services and supports the world’s most
technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has
produced more than 1,900 aircraft for customers around the
world since 1958. The company employs more than 9,000 people at seven
major locations. http://www.gulfstream.com.


About the Savannah Ocean Exchange
Founded in 2010, Savannah Ocean Exchange unites international
organizations across multiple disciplines and boundaries to distribute
and adopt solutions that positively impact oceans and ocean life. The
Board of Governors includes 27 thought-leaders from around the world
who represent diverse backgrounds and expertise and share a commitment
to innovation and to the protection of our ocean.


The theme for the 2011 Savannah Ocean Exchange is “Shaping the
Future of Our Coasts.” The event will include the Solutions
Exchange, which will take place September 7-8, along with several
Public Exchanges open to all during the entire month of September. The
Public Exchanges will focus on four areas: Culture & Cuisine, Events &
Excursions, Presentations & Performances, and Vessels & Viewings. For
more information about Savannah Ocean Exchange, the 2011 Solutions
Exchange, Public Exchanges and details about the $100,000 Gulfstream
Navigator Award 2011, please visit http://www.savannahoceanexchange.org.



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Marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

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