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June 2013

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 17, 2013

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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Real estate expert and community leader Celia Dunn has been named 2013 Savannah Country Day School Alumna of the Year. This award honors one alumnus or alumna who has provided extraordinary service to the community or who has achieved outstanding personal, business, or professional success. Celia has been inducted into the Junior Achievement Savannah Business Hall of Fame and was honored by Savannah Technical College as a Community Star. She has received recognition for being in the Distinguished Sales Society of the Savannah Area Board of Realtors for the past 33 years and has been featured on the BBC and HGTV. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Lowcountry of Georgia and South Carolina. www.celiadunnsir.com  

 

SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations, Inc., is pleased to announce that their customers helped raised $65,468 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk. During the entire month of May, the company’s 62 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina sold Light The Night paper balloon icons for $1 each in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families. For more information about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk, call 912-897-1300 or visit www.lightthenight.org/ga. For more information about Enmark Stations, Inc., call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com.  

 

(EFFINGHAM/SAVANNAH, GA): The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) to hold Camp Buddy Summer Camps. These educational, therapeutic and fun camps run over two weeks in Chatham and Effingham counties this summer. Effingham Camp Buddy begins on Monday, June 17, and continues through June 21, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Springfield. Chatham Camp Buddy is July 8, 10, 12 and July 15, 17 and 19 at Marshpoint Elementary School. Visit ldssga.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local Savannah presents a program that outlines the legal dilemmas that can arise when using social media. Benjamin Karpf, attorney with Bouhan Falligant LLP, will discuss the issues that may arise such as intellectual property, privacy, defamation, etc. Attendees will learn how to identify the pitfalls and strategies for avoiding them. Meeting is at The Pirate’s House on Thursday, June 27, starting at 11:30 am with lunch at 12 noon. Cost: members $20; non-members $30. Reservations and advanced payment may be made on-line at buylocalsavannah.com.

 

(HUFFINGTON POST) US Small Business Confidence Hits One-Year High In May: NFIB http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/11/small-business-confidence_n_3420419.html  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Earns Certification from the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness Savannah shelter is listed as a Best Practices Partner https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1317&Itemid=16  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Medient Studios, Inc. will host a Green Charrette with local sustainability experts on Tuesday, June 18 from 11am to 1pm at the Creative Coast on 15 W. York Street. This is a private event.  medient.com 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Top Ten Tips Lecture Series June presentation, "Putting Together an E-Commerce Site." The presentation will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. It will run from 11:30 to 1:00 on June 27,2013. The speaker will be Keith Fletcher. Lecture is free; please RSVP to SCORE at 912-652-4335. www.savannah.score.org 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Thrive has just created a partnership with St. Andrew’s School to feed their students a healthier lunch. They have also launched a Kickstarter project in support of this partnership and are raising funds for necessary start-up equipment. To learn more, follow this link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/437117204/thriving-on-school-lunch.  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Announces a new Council: LaunchSAVANNAH for young professionals:  http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2013-05-27/new-chamber-council-answers-questions-emerging-professionals#.Ub44o-s6fax  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 244 E. Oglethorpe in Savannah. Priced at $1,350,000 and built in 1855, this 4-story brick townhouse is approx. 5112 sq. ft with an elevator and consists of 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. For more information contact Julia Morrison at 912-441-6767 or visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-109675-244-east-oglethorpe-avenue/ 

 

(LINKEDIN) Three Things I’ve Learned From Warren Buffett http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130612065727-251749025-three-things-i-ve-learned-from-warren-buffett?trk=mp-details-rc  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Natalie Hendrix, host of WSAV’s The Southern Scene, was one of the winners of the CarMax Road Rally on May 16, earning $2,000 for Park Place Outreach-Youth Emergency Shelter. The event, in which participants earned money for their designated charities by competing in a series of events, was held in conjunction with the grand opening of the Savannah CarMax, located at 8989 Abercorn St.

http://parkplaceyes.org 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association meets on Saturday, June 22, at 10:30 am at The Exchange on Waters, 6710 Waters Ave. Leigh White, Physical Therapist at Candler Outpatient Rehab, will discuss "Benefits of Physical Therapy when Combined with Nutrition." Polio survivors and guests are invited. For info, call 912-927-8332 or go to coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org.

 

 

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Savannah shelter is listed as a Best Practices Partner

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Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Earns Certification from the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness
Savannah shelter is listed as a Best Practices Partner

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, a temporary shelter and outreach service that serves youth from Savannah and the surrounding area, has once again earned certification from the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness (GAEH). The Savannah-based shelter met 100-percent of the organization’s accreditation standards.

Since 1995, the GAEH has been dedicated to finding solutions to the issues surrounding homelessness in the State of Georgia. The organization’s Quality Enhancement Standards & Support Training (QESST) consists of a series of self assessments, peer site visits and client surveys. Organizations receive accreditation when they meet at least 90 percent of the QESST program’s standards. This is the seventh year Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has maintained accreditation in such an exemplary manner. In addition, the shelter is listed as one of GAEH’s Best Practices Partners.

“We take accreditation with the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness very seriously, and we’re proud that once again, we met 100 percent of the organization’s standards,” said Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach’s executive director. “Our designation as a Best Practices Partner is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, volunteers and board members.”

About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, USDA Breakfast/Lunch Program, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please call 912-234-4048, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”

Park Place Outreach-Youth Emergency Shelter Receives $2,000 Donation from CarMax Competition

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Natalie Hendrix, host of WSAV’s The Southern Scene, was one of the winners of the CarMax Road Rally on May 16, earning $2,000 for Park Place Outreach-Youth Emergency Shelter. The event, in which participants earned money for their designated charities by competing in a series of events, was held in conjunction with the grand opening of the Savannah CarMax, located at 8989 Abercorn St.

During the event, Hendrix and other local television personalities competed in a series of events including a parallel parking competition and ‘pack the trunk’ contest. Each participant received $1,000 for his or her respective charity; Hendrix’s win earned her an extra $1,000 for Park Place Outreach.

“We’re delighted that Natalie designated Park Place Outreach as her charity,” said Linda Hilts, the organization’s executive director.” Natalie has been a big supporter of Park Place Outreach, and CarMax’s generous donation on her behalf will go a long way to helping us provide services for youth in need.”

About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, USDA Breakfast/Lunch Program, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please call 912-234-4048, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”

THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY (LDSS) TO HOLD CAMP BUDDY SUMMER CAMPS IN EFFINGHAM(AND CHATHAM

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The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) to hold Camp Buddy Summer Camps. These educational, therapeutic and fun camps run over two weeks in Chatham and Effingham counties this summer.

Effingham Camp Buddy begins on Monday, June 17 and continues through June 21, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Springfield. For children aged 3 and over, Effingham Camp Buddy runs from 9 am – 1 pm and for those under 3, the camp runs 8:30 – 9:15 am daily.

Chatham Camp Buddy is July 8th, 10th, 12th AND July 15th, 17th and 19th at Marshpoint Elementary School. For children aged 3-6 Chatham Camp Buddy runs from 9 am – 12:30 pm and for those over 6 years of age, it runs from 1- 4 pm.

Geared for children with Down syndrome, Camp Buddy offers educational, therapeutic and recreational activities that are specifically designed with these special kids in mind. Special education, occupational, physical and speech therapists have designed a customized curriculum that helps the children retain, over the summer break, what they worked so hard to accomplish during the previous school year.

This year Chatham Camp Buddy will include a “preteen” group. “Our older campers are still in need of a summer camp as they grow older,” said Chatham Buddy Camp organizer Pam Hussey. “We are excited to be able to offer this additional session this year.”

It can be crucial for these kids to not lose momentum when school closes for the summer. Camp Buddy promotes retention of these gains by bridging the summer months and helping prepare the children for the upcoming school year. To date over 40 individuals have attended Camp Buddy, including adults with Down syndrome, who assist the children with camp activities.

Molly Marchese, mother of a child with Down syndrome and a Camp Buddy organizer says, “The therapists, camp counselors and volunteers work as a team to create a wonderful environment for the kids, helping them exercise their motor, speech and social skills, improve confidence, and have a lot of fun too!”

The camp is sponsored by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society and is made possible through the generosity of the community, friends and family of LDSS and events like the Buddy Walk and other fundraisers —requiring participants to pay just $30 for each 5-day camp.

“We give a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all those who have helped enhance our children’s quality of life by promoting the acceptance and inclusion of those with Down syndrome,” added Marchese.

This year’s camp includes music, dance time, arts and crafts as well as bike, trike and scooter board riding. At the camp’s conclusion each camper is sent home with an individualized therapy plan, a medal and wonderful sense of accomplishment achieved through this exceptional day camp experience. Once again Chef Nick Mueller (Chef Nick Mueller & Company Catering) will be providing hands on food preparation activities with the campers and Armstrong Physical Therapy students are volunteering their time and skills for Camp Buddy.

The seventh annual Buddy Walk for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society is planned for October 5, 2012 at Forsyth Park. During October, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, more than 300 Buddy Walks will occur throughout the United States. Last year over 4,500 people came out to support Down Syndrome awareness in the Savannah area. For more information about the Buddy Walk, please contact John or Cindy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505. http://www.ldssga.org

About the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society: The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a non-profit support group to benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families through local leadership in support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. We encourage people to bring their children. We are an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. http://www.ldssga.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Junkyard Angel to perform at Bonna Bella Yacht Club Friday June 14, 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Junkyard Angel celebrates CD release “Silent Hero” with live performance at Bonna Bella Yacht Club.

Savannah, GA – Monday June 10, 2013. After almost eighteen months of writing, composing and rehearsing as well as five months plus two days after raising the funds to travel to Nashville to record, Junkyard Angel’s band members are proud to announce the release of their new album “Silent Hero”.

“Silent Hero” features 13 new original songs produced by Junkyard Angel and Nick Worley and was recorded at Skyville and Chump Dog Studios in Nashville, TN.  An additional day of recording was done locally in Savannah at Elevated Basement Studio with Shane Baldwin and Nick Worley during the month of February.

 

The album is available in hard copy and online in the iTunes and cdbaby stores now, with local stores such as Sandfly BBQ and Davis Produce also carrying some copies for sale.  Recorded under the band’s Cedar Hammock Records label, “Silent Hero” is the long awaited follow-up to Junkyard Angel’s successful album “Medicine Jar” which was released in 2009.

 

Junkyard Angel is composed of the following talented musicians and performers: Stewart Marshall on Vocals, Electric Rhythm Guitar; Jim Marshall on Vocals and Acoustic Guitar; Scotty Rahn on Lead Guitar and Vocals; Scott Tanner on Bass; and Joe Ippolito on Drums, Tambourine and Shakers. “Silent Hero” also hosts the musical talents of Margaret Marshall Bishop, Joe Marshall, Andrew Gill, Allan Hughes, and Leland Elliott whose contributions helped bring “Silent Hero” to life.  Keeping it in the family, the band turned to Ann Marshall Bailey (Aunt Annie) for her expertise in graphic design of the cd cover. 

“Junkyard Angel is very grateful to its strong fan base that, in combination with our loyal local communities, made it possible for us to realize our dream of recording in Nashville, TN.  We are excited to share the results of these efforts by bringing the songs of “Silent Hero” live to those who believed in us at our release party on June 14th”," said Stewart Marshall of Junkyard Angel.

Marking its release, Junkyard Angel will have a live band performance with guests at Bonna Bella Yacht Club (210 Livingston Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406) on Friday June 14, 2013 between the hours of 7:00pm and 10:00pm.  In addition to Junkyard Angel CDs, posters and koozies being available for sale, the first 40 attendees will receive a free Junkyard Angel koozie.

Follow the band on Facebook, or website at www.junkyardangel.net.

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 10, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Heritage Pine Home Owners’ Association will be holding its next monthly meeting on Monday, June 17th, at 6:00 pm at 1228 Pine Street. Also, stay tuned for the upcoming ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for Heritage Pine’s new pocket park, date to be announced shortly.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The City of Augusta and the Augusta Regional Collaboration project are in the final weeks of surveying the general Augusta community about the need for exhibition and workspace for local artists. This survey will be critical to finalizing the scope for an upcoming ArtSpace site to be located in the city’s urban core area. The survey closes Wednesday, June 19th. Go to the “Cultural Augusta” Facebook page and “like” it to stay plugged into the latest updates. https://www.facebook.com/CulturalAugusta. For link to the survey:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1151842/Augusta-Artist-Survey 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is featuring Music at the Morris: The Garden City Chorus. The Garden City Chorus sings a rousing selection of four-part harmonies. FREE and open to the public, Sunday, June 16, 2:00 p.m.
www.themorris.org 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem development team has set its date for the annual Blocks are Beautiful celebration, for Saturday, Sept. 14. Those interested in being part of the planning committee can contact Hawthorne Welcher at hwelcher@augustaga.gov 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s office announced this past week that total revenue from the Local Option Sales taxes is up $16,000 as compared with this time last year.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Effort, in partnership with Antioch Ministries, Inc., is moving forward with Phase 2 of its development of Holley Street Commons. J&B Construction Services has been selected to proceed with construction of a cul-de-sac in this priority development area, which will house an additional five homes. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) At the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s May board meeting, Chester A. Wheeler, Director of the Housing & Community Development Department, unveiled a report card on the nationally-acclaimed Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Effort. Highlights of the report include: total economic impact on the area of almost $21 million, five year return on investment of 82%, and 285 total jobs created.
www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com 

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 10, 2013

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local Savannah presents a program that outlines the legal dilemmas that can arise when using social media. Benjamin Karpf, attorney with Bouhan Falligant LLP, will discuss the issues that may arise such as intellectual property, privacy, defamation, etc. Attendees will learn how to identify the pitfalls and strategies for avoiding them. Meeting is at The Pirate’s House on Thursday, June 27, starting at 11:30 am with lunch at 12 noon. Cost: members $20; non-members $30. Reservations and advanced payment may be made on-line at buylocalsavannah.com.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 27 Ralston’s Way in Savannah. Built in 2008 and priced at $610,000, this 3,602 sq. ft. home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, custom built outdoor slate patio with fire pit, and is located in the Herb River Bend subdivision. For more information contact Staci Donegan at 912-247-2052 or visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-110176-27-ralstons-way/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Watch Simon Cols, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter volunteer, receive his Hometown Hero citation from WTOC at  http://www.wtoc.com/category/240221/video?clipId=8966758&autostart=true  

 

(LINKEDIN) 8 Things Productive People Do During the Workdayhttp://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130515130419-5799319-8-things-productive-people-do-during-the-workday?trk=mp-details-rc   

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management, a Savannah-based apartment management company, is pleased to announce that Andria Dent and Rocio Llerena have joined the company. Dent serves as a property accountant, while Llerena serves as an accounting supervisor. For more information on Kole Management, please visit www.apartmentsavannah.com.  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2013-2014 Leadership Savannah Program are being accepted through June 14.

www.leadershipsavannah.org

 

(BILL DAWERS) Forum gives voice to Savannah small business data:  

 http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2013-06-03/forum-gives-voice-savannah-small-business-data#.UbTtiutSY4U   

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Georgia Public Utilities Commissioner Tim Echols invites the public to the Georgia Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow in Savannah on June 13 from 9 am – 12 pm at Savannah Technical College. The 3-hour event is free and open to the public, showcases options for fleet managers and municipalities to save money and lower maintenance costs when powering their vehicles with biofuels, propane, natural gas and electricity.  A 2-hour roundtable presentation, featuring a series of speakers, follows the showcase, and covers each technology in depth. For more info, visit afvroadshow.com  

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Find out about the Seven Day Diabetes Repair Workshop at a meet & greet information session with Jeff Adams and Carolyn Guilford at Butler Presbyterian Church, 603 W. Victory Drive, on Saturday, June 15, at 1 pm. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/HealthRestoration101 or call Carolyn at 912-236-8987; email her at Carolyn@Healthrestoration101.com.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nicholas Sparks, author of 11 New York Times #1 best-selling books, including The Notebook, Message in a Bottle and The Last Song, is coming here for a Savannah Book Festival special speaking engagement on October 8, 2013. For more info, contact Executive Director Robin Gold at 912-598-4040 or info@savannahbookfestival.org 

     

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 3, 2012

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(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) Good news for Small Businesses in the Savannah Area     http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2013-05-30/upbeat-tone-shared-small-business-forum#.Uava8etyTqA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management, a Savannah-based apartment management company, is pleased to announce that Andria Dent and Rocio Llerena have joined the company. Dent serves as a property accountant, while Llerena serves as an accounting supervisor. For more information on Kole Management, please visit www.apartmentsavannah.com.  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2013-2014 Leadership Savannah Program are being accepted through June 14.

www.leadershipsavannah.org

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Foundation Financial Group (FFG) announced its partnership with Goodwill of the Coastal Empire and People Helping People for a clothing distribution event. FFG employees from the company’s Savannah office supported the drive which took place in Forsyth Park. The event was organized to directly benefit the displaced persons of Savannah. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1260508#ixzz2Uco6C7cE  

 

(BOB 106.9)  Hero of the Week: Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter: http://www.bob1069.com/pages/15425641.php 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Diana Morrison, owner of Savannah-based Advertising Specialty Services, received the Women in Business Champion of the Year award given by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). visit www.sba.gov/ga or http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/congratulations-diana-morrision-awarded-women-in-business-champion-of-the-year/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Georgia Public Utilities Commissioner Tim Echols invites the public to the Georgia Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow in Savannah on June 13 from 9 am – 12 pm at Savannah Technical College. The 3-hour event is free and open to the public, showcases options for fleet managers and municipalities to save money and lower maintenance costs when powering their vehicles with biofuels, propane, natural gas and electricity.  A 2-hour roundtable presentation, featuring a series of speakers, follows the showcase, and covers each technology in depth. For more info, visit afvroadshow.com 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Living Vine Christian Maternity Home is asking the public to consider becoming a member of their Gideon’s Army of 300. Each member is willing to commit $1,000 in financial support each year. The Living Vine does not accept government funding. For more information, visit thelivingvine.org or call 912-352-9998.

 

(SCORE) For sample business plans visit:

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(RINCON, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire opened its newest Goodwill Retail Store and Job Connection location in Rincon at 410 South Columbia Avenue (Highway 21) in the Fort Howard Shopping Plaza on May 30. In addition to the retail store, the career center offers assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills, health and wellness education, financial literacy, and other classes. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit goodwillsavannah.org, on Facebook or on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) A team of artists recently began work on a 75-ton sand sculpture in the center court of the Savannah Mall. Work on the sculpture features a summer animal theme and incorporates some of the animals from the mall’s double-decker carousel. For more information about the Savannah Mall, please visit savannahmall.com or call 912-927-7467.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) VOICExperience’s Executive Director Maria Zouves launches Team VOICE as plans gear up for The SavannahVOICE Festival, taking place from August 3-17, 2013. savannahvoicefestival.org or call 855-76-OPERA.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 18 Middle Marsh Retreat in Savannah. Priced at $1,999,500, this 4,830 sq. ft. home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 fireplaces, wood flooring, an elevator, hot tub, sprinkler system, and many more amenities. For more information contact Carolyn Ezelle at 912-272-9711 or visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-109821-18-middle-marsh-retreat/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training is hosting an Info Meeting for people to get more information about their upcoming fall events, including the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & 1/2. Begins at 6:00 pm at Fleet Feet, 3405 Waters Ave. Walkers and runners are welcome. For more info, visit teamintraining.org/ga or call 912-484-2582. View a short video here: http://youtu.be/GMSKG8L6K78 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The June Small Business Council/SMART Luncheon takes place on June 4 at 11:30 am – Networking; 12 noon – lunch and program at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. The topic is "Available Resources for Existing Small Businesses – Part II." Find out what resources are available for existing small businesses. Business Development Coordinator with the City of Savannah Rob Davis; Chief Executive Officer with the Coastal Area District Development Authority (CADDA) Andrew Standard; and Area Director with the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center Kyle Hensel will be speaking and answering questions. Please use the Savannah Morning News visitor parking lot only, located across from the main entrance on Police Memorial Drive. Cost is $11 for Chamber members. Non-members or member guests make arrangements with Tina Hinson, 912.644.6407 or THinson@SavannahChamber.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jack Levine, board president at Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter talks about the 600+ homeless children in the Savannah area. VIDEO

     

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 3, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) At the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s May board meeting held this past week, Chester A. Wheeler, Director of the Housing & Community Development Department, unveiled a report card on the nationally-acclaimed Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Effort. Highlights of the report include: total economic impact on the area of almost $21 million, five year return on investment of 82%, and 285 total jobs created. 

www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Heritage Pine Home Owners’ Association will be holding its next monthly meeting on Monday, June 17th, at 6:00 pm at 1228 Pine Street.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is participating in the Blue Star Program, which offers FREE ADMISSION to all military personnel and their families now through Sunday, September 1, 2013. www.themorris.org 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The City of Augusta and the Augusta Regional Collaboration project are in the final weeks of surveying the general Augusta community about the need for exhibition and workspace for local artists. This survey will be critical to finalizing the scope for an upcoming ArtSpace site to be located in the city’s urban core area. The survey closes Wednesday, June 19th. Go to the "Cultural Augusta" Facebook page and "like" it to stay plugged into the latest updates. https://www.facebook.com/CulturalAugusta. For link to the survey: 

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1151842/Augusta-Artist-Survey

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council, which hosts the Annual Arts in the Heart Festival, just announced that this year’s 33rd annual festival, to take place September 20-22, will focus on the celebration of community in order to bring awareness to the abundant diversity of the City of Augusta.
http://www.augustaarts.com/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) This week’s mayoral YouTube video features Eric Parker of the Clubhouse and our very own Mike Blanchard discussing The National Day of Civic Hacking and Super Happy Block Party
http://youtu.be/u8Z2zf8ZJLE?hd=1  

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Downtown Development Authority announced the beginning of an aggressive retail recruitment initiative for the urban core. Chairman Cameron Nixon says, "This is the natural next step in our revitalization strategy."
http://www.myaugustadowntown.com/ 

 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Southpoint Media will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Augusta location Thursday, June 6th at 11 a.m. at historic Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene Street, Suite 80. This new office will be South Point Media’s second location, and is their first outside of the firm’s Savannah home on Broughton Street. Southpoint Media is a web design firm founded in 2004 by Brad Morrison, a technology entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience in the industry. For more information call 706.403.4473 or visit www.southpointmedia.com.

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ANDRIA DENT NAMED PROPERTY ACCOUNTANT, ROCIO LLERENA NAMED ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR AT KOLE MANAGEMENT

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management, a Savannah-based apartment management company, is pleased to announce that Andria Dent and Rocio Llerena have joined the company. Dent serves as a property accountant, while Llerena serves as an accounting supervisor.

Dent comes to Kole Management from Gavilon Fertilizer, where she worked in accounts payable. In her new role as property accountant she is responsible for accounts payable and accounts receivable. Dent, a native of Savannah, received a certificate in accounting from South University. She serves as the treasurer for Savannah AMBUCS and was named 2012-13 AMBUC of the Year for her exceptional volunteer efforts. Dent enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering and devoting time to her church.

“I am very honored to work with such an outstanding company like Kole Management,” Dent said. “I plan on bringing to the company my many years of experience in the accounting field.”

Llerena previously served as an assistant controller for Hole Montes, Inc., in Naples, Fla. As an accounting supervisor at Kole Management, she oversees the accounting department operations, processes payroll and directs accounting representatives for four of the company’s apartment communities. Llerena is a native of Naples and attended Hodges University. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and dog, Jazzy.

“I am pleased to work for Kole Management because they make me feel welcome. I feel valued for my knowledge and the experience that I bring to the business,” Llerena said.

About Kole Management
Kole Management Company, the largest apartment management firm in the Savannah area, owns and operates six apartment communities in Savannah and three in Garden City, comprising more than 1,350 units. The company’s newest community, The Palms, is a 408-unit apartment building located in the West Ashley neighborhood of Charleston, South Carolina. Residents of Kole Management apartment communities enjoy many benefits, including the ability to pay rent and request work orders online. The company employs more than 40 maintenance, management and leasing personnel, all of whom are local and able to assist residents with their immediate needs. In addition to managing the apartment communities, Kole Management owns and operates six warehouse distribution facilities in the Savannah area. For more information on Kole Management, please visit www.apartmentsavannah.com .