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May 2011

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™, May 30, 2011

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™, May 30, 2011

(AUGUSTA, GA) The first annual BLOCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL celebration, which took place on Pine Street on May 7, is going “prime time” with the launch of a video of the event by local talent Jason Siegler.
Sneak preview at:
files.me.com/seiglerpro/0xo50f

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 other museums across America that offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Tuesday, May 31 to Sunday, September 4, 2011.
www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums
www.themorris.org

Housing and Community Development Department announced on Friday, May 27th, the close of its third home sale in Heritage Pine, with several additional closings slated in the coming weeks. New home starts are projected to be announced my mid June.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. announces the opening of a new coffee shop and news/gift shop as part of the airport’s recent renovations.
http://ags.skyharbors.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Taking its show on the road. The story of the revitalization effort of Laney Walker/Bethlehem, recently showcased at the Georgia Planning Association’s semi-annual conference in Peacthree City, has various planning directors and municipalities from around the state calling for an encore presentation: June 17th in Americus, GA
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) East Central Georgia Regional Library is launching its Summer Reading to run from May 20-July 22nd. Exciting, educational, and entertaining programs and adventures for children, teens, and Adults. Visit a Public Library to pick up your Summer Reading folders and passports .
http://www.ecgrl.public.lib.ga.us/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History announces its 20th anniversary celebration, to take place on June 11 with a street party and reception. Details forthcoming.
http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/index.htm

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta State University has received a $30,000 grant to fund a summer bridge program for 25 recently graduated African-American high-school males. The selected graduates will attend math, reading, and English workshops and receive mentoring from ASU faculty and students, and community members.
http://www.aug.edu/

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(WASHINGTON, DC) Executive Space Solutions Named Small Business of the Year

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Executive Space Solutions Named Small Business of the Year;

Increases Business by 4,000 % in Economic Downturn

Washington, DC, May 19, 2011 — Executive Space Solutions, the premier service for locating high-
quality and flexible executive office space, was named Small Business of the Year at the 2011 Small
Business Expo of Washington, DC.

The expo, held during Small Business Week, is an annual event designed to connect and promote small
businesses in the DC metro area. Hosted by The World Advisory Company, the expo featured guest
speakers Charlene Nelson and Nigel Williamson, small business exhibitors and an awards presentation.
This year’s event was held on May 18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Rockville/Washington DC at 3 Research
Court in Rockville, Maryland.

“We are pleased to present The Small Business of the Year award to Executive Space Solutions. The firm
provides great value to the business community, and has demonstrated consistent growth in their
market,” said Alexander Johnstone, CEO of The World Advisory Company.

Over the last 18 months, Executive Space Solutions has increased business by nearly four thousand
percent. The firm launched DC Executive Space in 2008 to cover the DC metro market. Since then, the
company has expanded its coverage to 80+ countries and 200+ U.S. cities. “We are honored to receive
this award, and appreciate the opportunity to attend this great event,” said Caleb Parker, Vice President
of Executive Space Solutions. “We work with growing companies of all sizes, but small businesses and
entrepreneurs are our passion.”

Executive Space Solutions is the premier service for locating high-quality and flexible office space. The
firm represents entrepreneurs and growing companies and helps them align the right office strategy
with their business goals, and offers a concierge-style approach and personal service to address the
typical challenges growing companies face: start-up phase, new market entry, unpredictability of
employee numbers, flexibility, total occupancy cost savings, speed to market, and capital expenditure
savings.
For more information, contact Svet Voloshin at (202) 439-1467 or visit
www.executivespacesolutions.com .

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 23, 2011

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Fundraiser for Alabama – Tornado Relief Fund,
June 5 from 1-5pm in Morrell Park on River Street: Mark your calendar now: http://www.facebook.com/SavannahBamaAid

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Trident Sustainability Group announces a new LEED certification- Effingham Career Academy in Rincon, GA. www.tridentsustainability.com

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Free download, Guide to Starting a Business in Georgia
http://www.scoresav.org/

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2011-2012 Leadership Savannah  program will be available on Monday, May 16  http://leadershipsavannah.org/apply

 

(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) The Isle of Hope Marina hosted a talked called, "Keeping the Boating Season Safe and Legal" http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=386838

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business of the Year. Awards will be presented June 28, 2011 at the Savannah Marriott, To nominate or buy tickets call 912.644.6434

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society presents The Night of Champions, June 9 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown at 6pm http://www.nightofchampions.org/

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 1 Marshbird Lane in Savannah. Coastal contemporary home, over 6000 square feet, over looking marsh and tidal cree. Contact Franklin Williams franklin.williams@sothebyrealty.com

http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings_detail.asp?listingID=1503

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) CEO of Goodwill talks to Kiwanis Club on Skidaway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld9i7QxqXaU

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) A fund has been set up for Vicki Manibusan to help her continue her battle with cancer. After 7 months of treatments, 6 surgeries,  5 hospital stays, Vicki has now been referred to Sloan Kettering Hospital in NY for her final surgery.  If you would like to contribute to this fund please make a notation on your check "For the Vicki Manibusan Fund" and mail a check payable to: Asbury Memorial UMC 1008 E. Henry Street Savannah, GA  31401 Phone: 912-233-4351 or www.asburymemorial.org  and donate by credit card for her fund  at "Support Asbury", "Type of Donation: General Operational Budget" and put as "Other" with her name (Vicki Manibusan).

 

 

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

 

 (ISLE OF HOPE, GA) Isle of Hope, Georgia will celebrate their 275th Anniversary on Saturday, October 15, 2011.  The celebration is free and open to the public. www.isleofhope275.wordpress.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES – May 23, 2011

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES – May 23, 2011

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™  
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(AUGUSTA, GA) The first annual BLOCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL celebration, which took place on Pine Street on May 7, is going “prime time” with the launch of a video of the event by local talent Jason Siegler.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com
(AUGUSTA, GA) The East Central Georgia Regional Library is launching its Summer Reading to run from May 20-July 22nd. Exciting, educational, and entertaining programs and adventures for children, teens, and Adults. Visit a Public Library to pick up your Summer Reading folders and passports .
www.ecgrl.public.lib.ga.us
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History announces its 20th anniversary celebration, to take place on June 11 with a street party and reception. Details forthcoming.
www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com
(AUGUSTA, GA) An exhibit of Philip Juras’ studies of southern landscapes inspired by the historic travels of naturalist/historian William Bartram opens at the Morris Museum of Art May 28.
www.themorris.org
AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Tomorrow, Inc., inspired by the City’s old moniker as the “Garden City”, is showcasing its transformation of Wheeler Road, through a public/private partnership lead by Augusta Tomorrow’s Gateways Implementation Team. Once full of weeds and dying trees, the roadway has been transformed into a luxurious boulevard replete with new trees, shrubbery and grass. www.augustatomorrow.org.
(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta State University has received a $30,000 grant to fund a summer bridge program for 25 recently graduated African-American high-school males. The selected graduates will attend math, reading, and English workshops and receive mentoring from ASU faculty and students, and community members.
www.aug.edu
(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta announces its annual Cotton Ball gala, a tradition in Augusta since 1988, which will be held on Thursday, May 26 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the gardens surrounding the home of Dr. and Mrs. Greg Gay, located at 1316 Comfort Road. Dinner, live music by The Unmentionables, raffle for a five night stay in Highlands, North Carolina.
www.historicaugusta.org

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iTech Donates SHORETEL Phone System to The Community Health Mission Friday, May 20

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(SAVANNAH, GA) iTech for Business, a leading IT and telecommunications service and equipment provider, is pleased to announce the donation of a state- of- the- art SHORETEL IP phone system to the offices of The Community Health Mission in Savannah this Friday, at 1:00 p.m.  The donation will take place at Community Health Mission whish is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr # 5.

 

The Community Health Mission offers free primary healthcare to approximately 6,000 uninsured residents of Savannah, GA.

The downtime this health provider has endured with their old phone system was unacceptable. The new SHORE TEL phone system will improve communication, eliminate downtime and provide the technology upgrade that Community Health Mission needs to continue serving Savannah’s residents with the best level of care.

"This upgraded phone system will allow us to serve our patients so much more efficiently and will enable us to respond promptly to their needs," said Dr. Miriam Rittmeyer, executive director of Community Health Mission.  "In 2010 CHM provided more than 20,000 patient visits and also provided more than 1,500 specialty care visits, so you can imagine how important an operational phone system is. We are indebted to our volunteers and to the generous financial and in-kind donations we receive. This ITech donation is an absolute God-send and we are so appreciative."

Dr. Julia Johnson was recently named medical director of CHM, taking over the position which was previously held by Dr. Dick Dent.  " I have been serving as Medical Director for just a brief time but have very quickly found that Community Health Mission is playing a critical role in taking care of its own," said Dr. Johnson. "Communication is an essential part of providing seamless care of patients and technical donations such as the new phone system have helped tremendously in that regard."

"We have provided IT services to The Community Health Mission over the years, and are familiar with the important medical services they provide in our community. When we realized their dire need for a new phone system for which they lacked funding, we knew that supporting their valuable work was simply the right thing to do. " said iTech President, Alastair Fisher.

 "Savannah is a wonderful place to live and work and we are grateful to have a strong client base. We see it as our duty not only to provide the best solutions and services to our clients, but more importantly, to give back to those like The Community Health Mission.  This will help bring their communications into the 21st century and we are happy to play a part in that", added   iTech Owner, George Powers.

iTech for Business, a Savannah based company, is not only dedicated to providing organizations with predictable, business focused IT services, but they are dedicated to giving back to the surrounding community. To learn more about iTech, visit www.iTech.biz or call 912-239-9909.

(SAVANNAH, GA) New LEED certification for Effingham Career Academy in Rincon

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www.tridentsustainability.com

 


www.tridentsustainability.com

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – Trident Sustainability Group announces a new LEED certification
– Effingham Career Academy in Rincon, GA.

The Effingham Career Academy achieved LEED Gold certification from the US Green
Building Council, and is the Effingham Board of Education’s first LEED certified
project, as well as the first public school in the region to achieve LEED certification.
Trident Sustainability Group served as the LEED consultant for the project.

The new school provides an opportunity to learn career skills for students, who can now
do so in a green environment. Numerous sustainable features were included such as a 30
kw solar system, low flow plumbing fixtures, super efficient lighting tied to occupancy
sensors, and low emitting finishes were used throughout.

“Green schools should be a no-brainer – students are in a better learning environment,
and ongoing costs are much lower”, said Tommy Linstroth, Principal of Trident
Sustainability Group. “Achieving Gold certification was certainly above what was
expected. My hat is off to the Effingham School Board for taking a leadership position
for high-performance, healthy school buildings for our children.”

The architect for the project was JW Buckley and Associates, and the general contractor
was Lavender and Associates.

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, and has helped certify over 30 buildings.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Fund Raiser for Vicki Manibusan

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(SAVANNAH, GA) A fund has been set up for Vicki Manibusan to help her continue her battle with cancer. After 7 months of treatments, 6 surgeries,  5 hospital stays, Vicki has now been referred to Sloan Kettering Hospital in NY for her final surgery.  If you would like to contribute to this fund please make a notation on your check "For the Vicki Manibusan Fund" and mail a check payable to: Asbury Memorial UMC 1008 E. Henry Street Savannah, GA  31401 Phone: 912-233-4351 or www.asburymemorial.org  and donate by credit card for her fund  at "Support Asbury", "Type of Donation: General Operational Budget" and put as "Other" with her name (Vicki Manibusan).

iTech Donates SHORETEL Phone System to The Community Health Mission

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(SAVANNAH, GA) iTech for Business, a leading IT and telecommunications service and equipment provider, is pleased to announce the donation of a state- of- the- art SHORETEL IP phone system to the offices of  The Community Health Mission in Savannah.  The system will be presented Friday,  May 20t at the Community Health Mission office.

The Community Health Mission offers free primary healthcare to approximately 6,000 uninsured residents of Savannah, GA. The downtime this health provider has endured with their old phone system was unacceptable. The new SHORE TEL phone system will improve communication, eliminate downtime, and provide the technology upgrade The Community Health Mission needs to continue serving Savannah’s residents with the best level of care.
“We have provided IT services to The Community Health Mission over the years, and are familiar with the important medical services they provide in our community. When we realized their dire need for a new phone system for which they lacked funding, we knew that supporting their valuable work was simply the right thing to do. ” said iTech President, Alastair Fisher.
“Savannah is a wonderful place to live and work and we are grateful to have a strong client base.
We see it as our duty not only to provide the best solutions and services to our clients, but more
importantly, to give back to those like The Community Health Mission. This will help bring their
communications into the 21st century and we are happy to play a part in that”, added iTech Owner, George Powers.
 

About iTech:

 iTech for Business provides organizations with predictable, business focused IT services that optimize operations, manage risk, and deliver measurable business value.

www.iTech.biz or call 912-239-9909.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 16, 2011

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(WASHINGTON, DC) President Barack Obama hailed small business owners as the backbone of the nation’s economy in his proclamation of the week of May 15-21 as National Small Business Week.

(SAVANNAH, GA) iTech for Business is  donating  a state- of- the- art SHORETEL IP phone system to the offices of The Community Health Mission in Savannah. The new SHORE TEL phone system will improve communication, eliminate downtime, and provide the technology upgrade . The system will be presented Friday,  May 20t at the Community Health Mission office. www.iTech.biz  or call 912-239-9909.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Small Business Chamber announces winners
http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2011-05-04/small-business-chamber-holds-awards-evening

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 415 E. Taylor Street. This free-standing home is just steps from Whitefield Square in the heart of Savannah’s Landmark Historic District. It is a lovely Victorian home built in 1888. Contact Annie Rockwell for more information, (912) 844-5783,   ann.rockwell@sothebysrealty.com
http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings_detail.asp?listingID=1502
 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Edwin D. Robb of the law firm Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP and Kent Shockey, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Staff Officer for Public Education and Member Training, gave legal and safety tips for boaters at a lecture at the Isle of Hope Marina. http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/386838/
(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2011-2012 Leadership Savannah  program will be available on Monday, May 16  http://leadershipsavannah.org/apply
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Challenger Finals Sunday, May 8th:

 http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=386703
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business of the Year. Awards will be presented June 28, 2011 at the Savannah Marriott, To nominate or buy tickets call 912.644.6434

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Bama Aid: Bands for Bama’s Tornado Relief Fund, June 5 from 1-5pm in Morrell Park on River Street: Mark your calendar now: http://www.facebook.com/SavannahBamaAid

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society presents The Night of Champions, June 9 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown at 6pm http://www.nightofchampions.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Monchecourt has joined the Savannah and South Carolina real estate sales experts at Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as a sales associate. 
www.celiadunnsir.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Homebuilder’s Guide to Going Solar
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/pdfs/44792.pdf

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join in on a “Solar Conversation” from 6-7 pm Tuesday, May 17 at SOL Restaurant 1611 Habersham. Jack Star  tel: 912-233-4288

(SAVANNAH, GA) PHOTOS by Kim Thomson of the Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire’s annual company picnic, Friday, May 6. The afternoon’s festivities included games, giveaways, dancing, music, a picnic lunch and an awards presentation. 

SEE PHOTOS OF THE PICNIC

SEE AWARD WINNERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) A fund has been set up for Vicki Manibusan to help her continue her battle with cancer. After 7 months of treatments, 6 surgeries,  5 hospital stays, Vicki has now been referred to Sloan Kettering Hospital in NY for her final surgery.  If you would like to contribute to this fund please make a notation on your check “For the Vicki Manibusan Fund” and mail a check payable to: Asbury Memorial UMC 1808 E. Henry Street Savannah, GA  31401 Phone: 912-233-4351 or www.asburymemorial.org  and donate by credit card for her fund  at “Support Asbury”, “Type of Donation: General Operational Budget” and put as “Other” with her name (Vicki Manibusan).

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES – May 16, 2011

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Georgia Planning Association’s annual spring conference in Atlanta, Georgia (May 12-13) featured a standing-room-only presentation on the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem. Restoring elements of the community’s rich historical legacy, connecting Laney Walker/Bethlehem to adjacent neighborhoods, and transforming Augusta’s city center through public-private partnering and innovative financing comprised the thematic highlights of the presentation.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craf Laney Museum of Black History announces its 20th anniversary celebration, to take place on June 11 with a street party and reception. Details forthcoming.
www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) United House of Prayer and Cafe 209 take home “Best of the Block” cook-off honors at the first annual BLOCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL celebration. For pictures of the event, which featured local musical talents Karen Gordon, Goodman Brown, and Tara Scheyer, go to
http://spotted.augusta.com/display.html?gallery=177658&photo=1031628&imgsize=&sort=&nav=next#photo

(AUGUSTA, GA) New York–based artist Daniel Rozin discusses his high-tech installations and sculptures. Free and open to the public at The Morris Museum of Art, Thursday, May 19th, 6 pm.
www.themorris.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta State University has received a $30,000 grant to fund a summer bridge program for 25 recently graduated African-American high-school males. The selected graduates will attend math, reading, and English workshops and receive mentoring from ASU faculty and students, and community members.
http://www.aug.edu/

(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta announces its annual Cotton Ball gala, a tradition in Augusta since 1988, which will be held on Thursday, May 26 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the gardens surrounding the home of Dr. and Mrs. Greg Gay, located at 1316 Comfort Road. Dinner, live music by The Unmentionables, raffle for a five night stay in Highlands, North Carolina.
www.historicaugusta.org

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