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May 2012

Vascular Anomalies Medical Expert Receives Debut Liam’s Land Grant of $40,000 for Lymphatic Malforma

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Vascular Anomalies Medical Expert Receives Debut Liam’s Land Grant of $40,000 for
Lymphatic Malformation Research

LEFT TO RIGHT::
Janet Steffen, Executive Director and founder of LLO, Angie Barton Mixon, Jerry Barton,Lydia Barton,and Dr. Wm Ralston IV. Jerry and Lydia’s grand_daughter died from LM Angie is Aunt to Kathyn and daughter to Jerry and Lydia

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (May 4, 2012)/SAVANNAH, GA (May 30, 2012) – A
vascular anomalies expert at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research
Institute (ACHRI) and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
(UAMS) is the inaugural recipient of a medical grant from Liam’s Land,
a non-profit founded in Savannah, Georgia that champions research into
lymphatic malformations.
Gresham Richter, MD, a surgeon and researcher on the ACH campus, will
receive the $20,000 Kathryn Barton Hobbs Medical Grant funded by
Liam’s Land each of the next two years to continue his investigations
into the causes of lymphatic malformations; research geared to finding
treatment options and prevention strategies. Dr. Richter is also an
associate professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology in the UAMS College of
Medicine.
“Children with lymphatic malformations deserve more answers and a
cure,” Richter said. “We are excited to have Liam’s Land as a resource
to help kids affected by this disorder.”
Lymphatic malformations are clusters of channels and cysts that fill
with a type of fluid that is difficult for the vascular system to
process, resulting in intense swelling. They typically develop in the
neck or underarm areas, though they may affect any part of the body.
Researchers have yet to find a cause of lymphatic malformations,
though there is evidence they begin during fetal development. More
than 1 in 4,000 children are born with lymphatic malformations, and
they usually undergo dozens of surgeries before adulthood and can
suffer breathing and eating impairments as well as levels of
deformity.
The program where Richter works at ACHRI is one of only a few in the
world dedicated to identifying a cure for lymphatic malformations and
other vascular anomalies affecting children.
“Identifying what drives lymphatic malformation growth is vital
information. If Dr. Richter and his lab can identify what promotes
this development, there is great hope for finding an antidote to stop
growth and cure this challenging disease,” said Janet Steffen, RN,
founder and executive director of Liam’s Land Organization (501c3).
The Steffens’ son, Liam, was born with lymphatic malformation in 2010.
Just over 2 years old, Liam has already endured multiple surgeries and
MRIs. The organization’s first grant is named in honor of Kathryn
Barton Hobbs, who lost her life to lymphatic malformation more than 10
years ago.

In addition, Steffen has launched an international LM registry to
track the incidence and prevalence of LM as well as examining medical,
environmental, and workplace exposures to parents while pregnant.
The registry will also help track outcomes in order to insure proper
medical treatment and care.  Steffen reports that many physicians may
see LM once in their career and not be fully experienced in treatment.
Unfortunately this can lead to poor outcomes.   Steffen stresses that
parents ultimately seek physicians and institutions that care for many
LM cases.  It is her hope that Liam’s Land will be a resource for
prestigious multi-institutional children hospitals in their work
developing “stands of care and best practice” to encourage proper
treatment and procedures for lymphatic malformation patients
everywhere.

“We are excited about funding ACHRI and UAMS’s research.  Dr.
Richter’s initial success is already a beacon of hope for those with
lymphatic malformation, “stated Steffen.  Arkansas Children’s Hospital
is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the
largest in the United States serving children from birth to age 21.
The campus is celebrating 100 years of providing Care, Love and Hope
in 2012.  The private, nonprofit healthcare facility boasts an
internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and
intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking
medical research – all dedicated to fulfilling our mission of
enhancing, sustaining and restoring children’s health and development.

ACHRI provides a research environment on the ACH campus to meet the
needs of the UAMS faculty. Research scientists at ACHRI conduct
clinical, basic science, and health services research for the purpose
of treating illnesses, preventing disease and improving the health of
children everywhere.
For more information about lymphatic malformation and the work Liam’s
Land is providing to find the cause, treatment, and cure, go to
www.liamsland.org.

(Augusta, GA) Community Headlines, May 28, 2012

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 (AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is beginning initial
  historical research on African-American heritage in Augsta, as part
  of what eventually will be a Heritage Trail for the City. Anyone one
  having old photographs that will help document life in the community
  should contact Glenda Matute (gmatute@assetproperty.com) or Dr. Lee
  Ann Caldwell (lcaldwel@aug.edu).

   (AUGUSTA, GA) For the third year, the Morris Museum of Art is participating in the
  Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for
  the Arts, Blue Star Families, The Department of Defense, and more than
  1500 other museums across America. The arts community is extending a
  special invitation to military families to enjoy over 1500 museums
  this summer. May 29 to Sunday, September 2, 2012
  www.arts.gove/bluestarmuseums, www.themorris,org,
  www.augustatomorrow.org.

   (AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development Team will be making
  presentations this Thursday,May 31 at the Central Office of the
  Augusta-Richmond County School system. The presentations will focus on
  home ownership opportunities for school employees, Two, 1-hour
  sessions at Noon to 1 pm and 1 pm to 2 pm. Lunch will be provided.
   www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

   (AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Laney Museum of Black History is featuring the photography of David Leigh, highlighting ten years of work capturing majestic images
  of beauty in nature. Opening reception June 3 from 3 – 5 pm.
  http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/events.htm

  (AUGUSTA, GA)  Laney Walker/Bethlehem will be showcased this summer in Washington, DC at the national Neighborhood Revitalization Conference. Chester
  Wheeler, Director of Augusta’s Housing Department, and Jesse Wiles,
  President of APD Urban Planning & Management, which serves as the
  project manager for Laney Walker/Bethlehem, will both be featured in a
  presentation on regenerating the American city.

 

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(佐治亚州,美国5月14日讯)佐治亚理工学院机械工程博士研究生吴大中获得2012-
2013年度佐治亚理工学院萨姆·纳恩奖学金

(佐治亚州,美国5月14日讯)佐治亚理工学院机械工程博士研究生吴大中获得2012-
2013年度佐治亚理工学院萨姆·纳恩奖学金,以鼓励并资助他在基于云的机械设计及制造
领域的科学研究。

吴大中于2004年在湖南大学获得学士学位,2007年获得上海交通大学机械工程硕士学
位。2009年,他开始在佐治亚理工学院机械工程系攻读博士学位,研究课题为“基于云的
机械产品创新设计及制造”。该课题的目标为试图为新一代产品设计及制造系统制定理论
框架,并为其具体实现提供发展规划。2010-2011期间,他还曾担任美国机械工程师萨凡
纳分会主席及佐治亚理工萨凡纳分校中国学生学者联谊会主席。

“很高兴获得萨姆·纳恩奖学金。在此我要特别感谢我的博士导师大卫·罗森博士和德克·舍费
尔博士的指导和资助,让我机会专注于学术研究。”- 吴大中

The Georgia Legal History Foundation presents, ‘Oglethorpe’s Nightmare: Lawyers in Savannah’

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‘Oglethorpe’s Nightmare: Lawyers in Savannah’ seminar will take place May 24-25

 

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – The Georgia Legal History Foundation is presenting a seminar entitled “Oglethorpe’s Nightmare: Lawyers in Savannah” on May 24 and 25. The seminar will take place at the United States Courthouse on Wright Square.

 

Speakers include Judge B. Avant Edenfield, Chief Judge Michael Karpf, Walter Hartridge, Colin McRae, John Lientz, Wade Herring, Bill Franklin, and many others.

 

“It’s wonderful for Savannah to have this seminar with so many fascinating stories about the Cradle of Georgia Legal History, Savannah and Coastal Georgia,” said attorney John Manly of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP, who is helping organize the event. “It also makes the seminar even more interesting because it’s taking place in a city so full of history.” The stories will range from earlier days, such as the Telfair Will Contest, to more recent, as Clarence Thomas’ boyhood friends discuss his life and times.

 

The seminar is open to the public and non-lawyers are welcome. This will be the first time the Georgia Legal History Foundation seminar has been held in Savannah. People from around the state will attend. Register with John Manly of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP at jbmanly@bouhan.com.

Founded in 1985 by a group appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Legal History Foundation, Inc. became one of the first organizations in the nation to be chartered to promote the study and preservation of the legal history of an individual state.

Its mission is to preserve, analyze, and depict the legal history of the State of Georgia, especially that of the Supreme Court of Georgia and other courts of the State and the Bar, and to disseminate that history for the purposes of educating the public and the legal community.

The seminar, sponsored in part by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, will provide 9.5 total CLE hours (1 Ethics, 1 Professionalism, and 3 Trial).

 

Attendees will also attend a reception at the downtown home of Walter and Cornelia Hartridge. The reception will include the presentation of the Nestor Award. Georgia Legal History Foundation’s Nestor Awards program seeks to honor the accomplishments of leading Georgia lawyers.

 

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(GEORGIA) Fondarific Wins Statewide Award

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(SAVANNAH, GA) SBA Names Savannah Business Owners 2012 Georgia Small Business Persons of the Year  

SBA Names Savannah Business Owners
2012 Georgia Small Business Persons of the Year

 www.fondarific.com Candy Craft Creations DBA Fondarific

info@fondarific.com

912-232-4410

ATLANTA– The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Laura Darnall and Lois Judy,
Co-Owners of Candy Craft Creations, the Georgia Small Business Persons of the Year for 2012. They
were nominated by Connie Edwards and Lynn Vos of the Georgia Small Business Development
Center in Savannah.

Candy Craft Creations manufactures and distributes Fondarific; a new type of fondant which offers
improved ease of use as well as a pleasing taste. Fondant has long been used by chefs and bakers to
create the smooth malleable icing that forms round edges. It is rolled into a uniform thickness and
laid over cakes. It is also used for detail work such as making intricate flowers.

Small Business Person of the Year winners from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico
and Guam will converge in Washington, D.C. May 20 -22, 2012 to mark the annual celebration of
National Small Business Week. One of them will be selected as National Small Business Person of the
Year.

The criteria for the award include: Staying power – a substantiated history as an established
business, growth in number of employees, innovativeness of product/service offered, response to
adversity and contributions to community-oriented projects.

With its special qualities, food channel exposure and endorsements by some of the country’s top
chefs and cake artists, it is not an understatement that Fondarific has taken the confectionery world
by storm. In five short years the company has moved from a 10 by 14 foot fabricated building in
Laura Darnall’s back yard into a 10,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution center with 28
full time employees.

Such rapid growth often creates big challenges for new companies. So Laura and Lois turned to the
Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) area office in Savannah to help them manage
critical issues such as cash flow, receivables and inventory growth, just to name a few. And even
more recently the team has been working with the SBDC Export Division to pursue international
markets. Soon the whole world will be in on their “Fondarific” product.

The company was recognized at a luncheon hosted by the Georgia Lender Quality Circle in Atlanta
on May 16. Other Georgia Small Business Week winners are: Financial Services Champion, Colby
Cardin of Columbus; Exporter of the Year, Paresh ‘Perry” Vyas, President of SKAPS Industries of
Athens; Women in Business Champion Judy Randle of Albany; and Susan Taylor, owner of Taylor
Services of Macon, Family Owned Business of the Year.

Contact SBA’s David Perry to coordinate one on one interviews with any of the Georgia Small
Business Week winners 404-331-0267 or david.perry@sba.gov.

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, MAY 21, 2012

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development Team will be making presentations this Thursday, May 24 and the following Thursday, May 31 at the Central Office of the Augusta-Richmond County School system. The presentations will focus on home ownership opportunities for school employees, Noon to 1 pm and 1 pm to 2 pm each week. Lunch will be provided.
www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is presenting a special book signing with Thursday, May 24 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Book signing with Gardening Guru James Farmer. Southern Living contributing editor James Farmer returns to the Morris to sign his two latest books, Porch Living and Sip & Savor: Drinks for Party and Porch, as well as his previous book, A Time to Plant: Southern Style, Garden Living. Thursday, May 24 from 11 am – 2:00 pm.
www.themorris.org 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Laney Walker/Bethlehem will be showcased this summer in Washington, DC at the national Neighborhood Revitalization Conference. Chester Wheeler, Director of Augusta’s Housing Department, and Jesse Wiles, President of APD Urban Planning & Management, which serves as the project manager for Laney Walker/Bethlehem, will both be featured in a presentation on regenerating the American city.

  
 

(AUGUSTA, GA) CNN rebroadcast its first Voters in America documentary, Vets Wanted, Sunday, May 19. The documentary features narration by former U.S. Army infantryman and motivational speaker JR Martinez. The documentary took 6 months to produce and much of it was shot in and around Augusta. There is terrific footage from the welcome home ceremony including the speech by the Commissioner Joe Jackson who was in attendance.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES™, May 21, 2012

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Business women take home state award. They started 4 years ago during the recession and now have 30 employees.  ARTICLE IN THE SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Symposium to focus on business lending opportunities in Savannah, May 22: http://savannahga.gov/cityweb/SavannahGaGOV.nsf

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia Legal History Foundation is presenting a seminar entitled "Oglethorpe’s Nightmare: Lawyers in Savannah" on May 24 and 25. The seminar will take place at the United States Courthouse on Wright Square. The seminar is open to the public and non-lawyers are welcome. For lawyers who want CLE credit, the cost is $162.50. For non-lawyers, the cost is $100. Checks should be made payable to the Georgia Legal History Foundation. Register with John Manly of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP at 912-236-2491, jbmanly@bouhan.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has awarded a $42,225 grant to Community Health Mission for breast cancer screening and education among uninsured women especially among those women from vulnerable populations such as African American and Hispanic communities. www.komencoastalgeorgia.org.

(FORBES) Training the Brain of an Entrepreneur: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler/2012/05/14/training-the-brain-of-an-entrepreneur/

 (SAVANNAH, GA) On June 5, Small Business Council SMART Lunch Series presents John Vandaveer, CPA, CVA and Pamela O’Quinn, CPA of Deemer, Dana and Froehle LLP with "Getting your Ducks in a Row: An Overview of Financial Statements and Budgeting." http://www.savannahchamber.com/for-members/business-calendar/272

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that the G-Force program at Goodwill designs and manufactures parts for Gulfstream jets (G450- G550 and G650 models) employing about 50 people and generating more than $1.7mm in revenue in 2011.
GOODWILL

(SAVANNAH, GA) Optimizing the Business – City Relationship, presented by Buy Local Savannah. Speaker; City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney on May 24th. She will  discuss how local businesses can become vendors for goods and services purchased by the City. For more info contact:  www.buylocalsavannah.com. Ray Williams at 844-5751

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents: 2 Bradford Cove on Wilmington Island: http://www.celiadunnsir.com/listings_detail.asp?listingID=1587. AGENT Ted Clarke 912-234-3323   

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Video from the Leadership Savannah class flying in a C130 over Tybee Island with the back door open. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhsoHP7X88Y   

Applications online now: www.leadershipsavannah.com 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dazhong WU receives American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Southeast District F Special Recognition Award.   

  

(SAVANNAH SCORE) Fill out form for free local business mentoring:

(SAVANNAH, GA) Local support group for polio survivors. http://www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org/   

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Calendar  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Follow SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES™ on TWITTER  

 http://twitter.com/carriagetradepr  

 

(Savannah, GA) Dazhong WU receives American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Southeast Distric

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(Savannah, GA) Dazhong WU receives American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Southeast District F Special Recognition Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Savannah, GA) Dazhong Wu, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at the Georgia
Institute of Technology, was recently awarded the ASME Southeast District F Special
Recognition Award for 2011-2012. Special Recognition Award is to recognize individuals
who have taken a leadership role and have demonstrated the commitment and enthusiasm
to accomplish, in an outstanding manner, a specific program or activity in support of the
District.

Wu has been a student member of ASME since 2009. He was the Chairman of ASME
Savannah section and played a vital role in its revitalization from Spring 2010 to Fall
2011, wherein the ASME Savannah section, had been inactive for a number of years. With
respect to revitalizing the ASME Savannah section, Dazhong worked vigorously upon being
Chairman of ASME Savannah section. He played multiple key roles during the revitalization,
which went above and beyond the expectation from a student member of ASME, as the leader
of ASME Savannah section revitalization project and Chairman of both senior and student
sections. He had a series of outstanding accomplishments that have tremendous impact on the
ASME Savannah section as follows:

In July of 2010, as the 1st milestone, he launched the revitalization project by establishing
the Executive Committee of ASME Savannah section. In order to spread out the latest news
and events at ASME Savannah section, he created the first, well organized and professional
official website for ASME Savannah. In order to get student members ready to enter into
the job market, Dazhong initiated a technical seminar series, called “Seminar for Success”,
with a focus on career path development and equipping students with technical skills for
entering into the market. In July of 2011, inspired by Present Obama’s new policy “No Child
Left Behind”, Dazhong launched a collaborative project with a local home school, Kingdom
Builders Homeschool Co-op (http://kingdombuilderscoop.com/) usually dealing with children
between the ages of 10 to 14 years. The purpose of the this fellowship was to provide free
technical training workshops at Georgia Tech campus for the first LEGO League Robotics
Competition and provide partial sponsorship for one of the teams. The ASME Savannah
sponsored team won the Mechanical Design Award at this year’s local first Lego League
Robotics Competition.
(https://www.facebook.com/pages/ASME-Savannah-Section/145274368936504 )

“I am deeply appreciative to be selected as the recipient of ASME Special Recognition
Award. I am especially pleased to share this award with the Chair of ASME District F Mr.
John Mulvihill and Mrs. Mary Bailey, for their continuous support.” – Dazhong Wu

(SAVANNAH, GA) SBA Names Savannah Business Owners 2012 Georgia Small Business Persons of the Year

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SBA Names Savannah Business Owners
2012 Georgia Small Business Persons of the Year

 www.fondarific.com Candy Craft Creations DBA Fondarific

info@fondarific.com

912-232-4410

ATLANTA– The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Laura Darnall and Lois Judy,
Co-Owners of Candy Craft Creations, the Georgia Small Business Persons of the Year for 2012. They
were nominated by Connie Edwards and Lynn Vos of the Georgia Small Business Development
Center in Savannah.

Candy Craft Creations manufactures and distributes Fondarific; a new type of fondant which offers
improved ease of use as well as a pleasing taste. Fondant has long been used by chefs and bakers to
create the smooth malleable icing that forms round edges. It is rolled into a uniform thickness and
laid over cakes. It is also used for detail work such as making intricate flowers.

Small Business Person of the Year winners from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico
and Guam will converge in Washington, D.C. May 20 -22, 2012 to mark the annual celebration of
National Small Business Week. One of them will be selected as National Small Business Person of the
Year.

The criteria for the award include: Staying power – a substantiated history as an established
business, growth in number of employees, innovativeness of product/service offered, response to
adversity and contributions to community-oriented projects.

With its special qualities, food channel exposure and endorsements by some of the country’s top
chefs and cake artists, it is not an understatement that Fondarific has taken the confectionery world
by storm. In five short years the company has moved from a 10 by 14 foot fabricated building in
Laura Darnall’s back yard into a 10,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution center with 28
full time employees.

Such rapid growth often creates big challenges for new companies. So Laura and Lois turned to the
Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) area office in Savannah to help them manage
critical issues such as cash flow, receivables and inventory growth, just to name a few. And even
more recently the team has been working with the SBDC Export Division to pursue international
markets. Soon the whole world will be in on their “Fondarific” product.

The company was recognized at a luncheon hosted by the Georgia Lender Quality Circle in Atlanta
on May 16. Other Georgia Small Business Week winners are: Financial Services Champion, Colby
Cardin of Columbus; Exporter of the Year, Paresh ‘Perry” Vyas, President of SKAPS Industries of
Athens; Women in Business Champion Judy Randle of Albany; and Susan Taylor, owner of Taylor
Services of Macon, Family Owned Business of the Year.

Contact SBA’s David Perry to coordinate one on one interviews with any of the Georgia Small
Business Week winners 404-331-0267 or david.perry@sba.gov.