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September 2013

PARK PLACE OUTREACH EMERGENCY YOUTH SHELTER RECEIVES $3,000 GRANT FROM MACYS

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter recently received a $3,000 grant from Macy’s. It was the second year in a row the department store chain granted funds to the Savannah-based emergency shelter. The grant money will enable Park Place Outreach to continue its mission of providing shelter and services to homeless, abused and runaway youth.

“We are deeply appreciative of Macy’s for its continued support,” said Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach’s executive director. “The funds will enable Park Place Outreach to continue serving vulnerable youth who are desperately in need of the types of outreach services we provide.”

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy’s Foundation, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in 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 and runaway youth. The shelter is also a valuable resource for youth who may be contemplating ways 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.”

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, SEPT 23, 2013

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Paula and Jamie Deen Named Grand Marshals of 8th Annual Buddy Walk on Oct 5  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVBOc6xWpFE&feature=youtu.be

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter recently received a $3,000 grant from Macy’s. It was the second year in a row the department store chain granted funds to the Savannah-based emergency shelter. The grant money will enable Park Place Outreach to continue its mission of providing shelter and services to homeless, abused and runaway youth. http://parkplaceyes.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2013 Buddy Walk will be held Saturday, October 5, at 10 am in Forsyth Park. The eighth annual fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). Registration is $12 per person or $40 for a family of four. For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Have you ever wondered what happens to your donation once you drop them off at Goodwill of the Coastal Empire? Watch behind the scenes to see how your good will helps them serve the community.

http://goodwillsavannah.org/wsav-southern-style-see-how-donations-change-lives-in-the-coastal-empire/#sthash.cKVH1R6o.dpuf

(SAVANNAH, GA) The tenth annual Veterans Stand Down for Homelessness Resource and Job Fair will be held on October 8 & 9, 2013 respectively at the Savannah Civic Center from 8:00 am until 2:00 PM. 40 Social Service agencies will be available. For for info call 912-790-3400

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmark Player of the Week is Calvary Day Quarterback Michael Peterson. http://www.thecoastalsource.com/2013/09/18/calvarys-michael-peterson-is-enmark-player-of-the-week/

(SME) 6 Creative Ways to Use Embedded Facebook Posts http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/embedded-facebook-posts/#!

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Agribusiness Conference GSU and UGA are hosting Sept 25-26.
http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/conferences/iace/iaceaccommodations/

(MASHABLE) 6 Things to Consider Before Expanding Your Business http://mashable.com/2013/09/16/business-expansion/

(SAVANNAH, GA) StartupLounge (ATDC & TCC) – Entrepreneur applications due Oct 3! Investors MUST register: http://www.thecreativecoast.org/programs/startuplounge/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ocean Exchange Sept 29-Oct 1: http://www.oceanexchange.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Midtown Miracle Community Garden will hold potluck on September 25 from 4:30 to 6pm, bring donations of fresh produce, herbs, spices or canned food for Second Harvest Food Bank. Garden is at the Corner lot on Abercorn and East 64th Street/ Savannah, GA. For more info contact MStarArts@gmail.com/ 912-352-1238. Like on Facebook for more info.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Students who successfully complete the Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) program at Savannah Technical College will be offered an interview with Kole Management Company, a member of the Savannah Apartment Association. CAMT is offered through the College’s Professional Continuing Education (PCE) courses and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute. The 90-hour training will be offered on Thursdays and Fridays from September 26 through November 1 at the College’s Savannah campus, 5717 White Bluff Road. CAMT training includes: interior and exterior maintenance, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and appliances. To register go to www.savannahtech.edu/EconomicDevelopment.

(HILTON HEAD, SC)  ImagiNATION 2013, a four-day ideas festival with the nation’s top thought leaders. It will be held on October 23-26 at the Honey Horn Plantation. Randi Zuckerberg speaks the morning of October 25th:
http://www.imaginationhhi.com/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local presents: What SEDA and WTC Savannah Do and Why It Matters by Vice President Brynn Grant on Thursday, September 26, at the Pirate’s House at 11:30am. Event Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013 RSVP: www.buylocalsavannah.com Contact: Michele Thompson, 912-272-6767

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Saturday, September 28, 10:30am at The Exchange on Waters, 6710 Waters Avenue, Savannah.  Polio survivors and guests are invited.  For information call
912-927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces its September Top Ten Lecture Series entitled "Applying Design Thinking to Your Business." The presentation will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on September 25. Lecturer will be Giselle Rahn. The program is free; bring your lunch. Please RSVP by calling the SCORE office at 912-652-4335. https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1356&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall hosts the Model Circus Builders Club October 11-13.  The free event will allow visitors to look at displays of miniature circuses based on actual Big Tops. http://youtu.be/1nhoJdvcjnk
                                   
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2013 Georgia Green Economy Summit is being held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 8:30 am  4:00 pm in the Savannah State University Student Union Ball Room, 3219 College Street. The theme of the 2013 summit is "What will it take for the Coastal Empire to become the Silicon Marsh?" The theme is intended to stimulate thought on what it will take to position the coastal region of Georgia as a center for high tech activity similar to that found in the Silicon Valley of California.

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Photography Festival, Inc. presents “Reframing the Subject: Photographing Transformation in Laney Walker/Bethlehem” September 27-29, 2013. This weekend-long event kicks off Friday evening, September 27 at 7:00 PM with a talk on the history of Augusta’s African-American neighborhoods by Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell, chairman of the Center for the Study of Georgia History, Georgia Regents University. For registration and more information, visit http://augustaphotofestival.org.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Garden City Jazz presents Jazz on Pine, a four-week celebration of local music and art, taking place in the pocket park at Heritage Pine, the flagship development of Laney Walker/Bethlehem. Join us for free concerts 6:00 pm Saturdays, October 12: Doc Easton Smooth Jazz; October 19: Jerusalem Sounds, October 26: Joe Collier & Friends, November 2: Tim Sanders & UNITY.
Info: (706) 821-1797. http://www.heritagepineaugusta.com/news-events/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art features photographer Greg Kinney discussing his exhibit, “Formal Candids,” Friday, September 27 at noon. http://themorris.org/calendar/calendar.html

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (GAHRA) Annual Conference will be held in Augusta, September 22-24, at the Marriott and Conference Center. The conference will feature presentations on the Laney Walker/Bethlehem and other redevelopment activities underway in Augusta. www.gahra.org/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The City of Augusta will hold its first-ever TED talks on January 30, 2014, with will take place at the Augusta Library on Telfair Street. For more information: tedxtelfairstreet.com.

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Photography Festival, Inc. presents "Reframing the Subject: Photographing Transformation in Laney Walker/Bethlehem" September 27-29, 2013. This weekend-long event kicks off Friday evening at 7:00 PM with a talk on the history of Augusta’s African-American neighborhoods by Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell, chairman of the Center for the Study of Georgia History, Georgia Regents University. For photo workshop registration and more information, visit http://augustaphotofestival.org. 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council will hold the 33rd Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival in historic downtown Augusta, GA, September 20 – 22, 2013, to take place on the Augusta Common adjacent to Broad Street.
http://www.artsintheheart.com/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Garden City Jazz is thrilled to announce it Jazz on Pine concert series, a four-week celebration of local jazz talent, to take place this October in the Heritage Pine pocket park.
http://www.gardencityjazz.com/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is featuring photographer Greg Kinney discussing his exhibit entitled "Formal Candids," Friday, September 27th at noon.
http://themorris.org/calendar/calendar.html 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) This week’s mayoral focus is a conversation between Mayor Deke Copenhaver and John Dubia regarding the recent TechNet Conference in Augusta.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGyIKZq_q-Q&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (GAHRA) Annual Conference will be held in Augusta, September 22-24, at the Marriott and Conference Center. The conference will feature presentations on the Laney Walker/Bethlehem and other redevelopment activities underway in Augusta. http://www.gahra.org/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Chronicle recently reported that the National Association of Home Builders now considers Augusta to be an improving housing market. The two-year-old index is designed to track housing markets throughout the country that are showing signs of improving economic health. 

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-09/augusta-makes-list-improved-housing-markets

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Recent economic data provided by the Hull School of Business indicates that the employment index for Augusta has reached its highest point since the fall of 2008.
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Augusta-Economic-Commentary-August-2013.html?soid=1102207048241&aid=lZQ_SBqWHTk 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The City of Augusta will hold its first-ever TED talks conference on January 30, 2014, with will take place at the Augusta Library on Telfair Street. For more information:
tedxtelfairstreet.com 

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, SEPT 16, 2013

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(WASHINGTON, DC)  Healthcare Call with the President and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a conference call on Sept.16th at 1:40pm EDT to discuss the October launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace, Date: Monday, Sept 16, 2013 at 1:40 PM (EDT) RSVP:  Healthcare Call with the President
http://presidenthealthcarecall.eventbrite.com/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Manu Kumaran, chairman and CEO of Medient Studios Inc. (OTCQB: MDNT), received an award for promoting film and media business between the United States and India. http://savannahnow.com/effingham-now/2013-09-12/manu-kumaran-medient-given-award#.UjZGMLyE7aw

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy a $50 Raffle ticket for a chance to win a used car
from Kenny Grainger’s Cash-N-Carry Motors. All proceeds go to a
fundraising effort by local celebrity, Bill Edwards of WTKS Radio for
AMBUCS. Tickets can be purchased online https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=P6F5MRWUQTZ5S
or at Savannah Pennysaver, Morris and Templeton Insurance, Coach’s Corner, 24e and Hester and Zipperer. For more info please call Kenny 912-313-8083
See car: http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/50-raffle-for-a-used-car-from-cash-n-carry-motors-helps-local-savannah-charity-ambucs/

(MASHABLE) 14 Twitter Tips and Tricks for Power Users http://mashable.com/2013/05/22/twitter-tips-tricks/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

(HILTON HEAD, SC)  ImagiNATION 2013, a four-day ideas festival with the nation’s top thought leaders. It will be held on October 23-26 at the Honey Horn Plantation. Randi Zuckerberg speaks the morning of October 25th:
http://www.imaginationhhi.com/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Julie Wilde and Austin Smith will be producing a big band album in Paris this December. Fundraising for "The Mystery of Love, In Paris" has begun. Please visit the Indiegogo page to learn more. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-mystery-of-love-in-paris-a-big-band-gypsy-jazz-rendezvous/x/4682111

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local presents: What SEDA and WTC Savannah Do and Why It Matters by Vice President Brynn Grant on Thursday, September 26, at the Pirate’s House at 11:30am. Event Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013 RSVP: www.buylocalsavannah.com Contact: Michele Thompson, 912-272-6767

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Saturday, September 28, 10:30am at The Exchange on Waters, 6710 Waters Avenue, Savannah.  Polio survivors and guests are invited.  For information call
912-927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org.
 
(MASHABLE) 10 New Social Media sites to watch: https://www.facebook.com/mashable?hc_location=stream

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations, Inc., founded in 1963 as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. The Savannah-based company, which today operates 59 stations in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, has remained in the Demere family and is currently under the direction of Houstoun Demere, who serves as the company’s vice president. For more information about Enmark Stations, Inc., call 912-236-1331 http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2013-09-14/enmark-celebrates-50th-anniversary#.UjZHm7yE7aw

 (SAVANNAH, GA) Tickets are on sale for best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, who will speak at Trustees Theater on Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, 2013, in a special appearance sponsored by the Savannah Book Festival. Sparks, author of 11 New York Times #1 best-selling books, including The Notebook, Message in a Bottle and The Last Song, is visiting Savannah as part of a national tour for his new book, The Longest Ride. Tickets for the event, which begins at 6 p.m., cost $10.
912.525.5050, or going online to www.SavannahBoxOffice.com.
www.savannahbookfestival.org,

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Jepson Café Grand Opening,  Thursday, September 19  ~  6-8pm at the Jepson Center. Tickets are $12, which includes food and museum admission.
https://3288.blackbaudhosting.com/3288/Jepson-Cafe-Grand-Opening

(INC MAGAZINE) 10 Reasons Customers Will Pay More http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/the-10-reasons-customers-pay-more.html?cid=sf01002

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire, in partnership with Kole Management Company, launches the Independent Housing Collaborative (IHC), an innovative initiative between many local agencies and companies dedicated to helping qualified individuals and families build stable housing and self-sufficient lives.  The initiative serves homeless individuals and families who are currently enrolled in local human service programs or those who have been displaced by fire or any other disaster. http://savannahnow.com/news/2013-09-06/local-partnership-assists-transition-better-life

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces its September Top Ten Lecture Series entitled "Applying Design Thinking to Your Business." The presentation will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on September 25. Lecturer will be Giselle Rahn. The program is free; bring your lunch. Please RSVP by calling the SCORE office at 912-652-4335. https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1356&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2013 Buddy Walk will be held Saturday, October 5, at 10 am in Forsyth Park. The eighth annual fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). Registration is $12 per person or $40 for a family of four. For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505. See PSA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVBOc6xWpFE&feature=youtu.be

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall hosts the Model Circus Builders Club October 11-13.  The free event will allow visitors to look at displays of miniature circuses based on actual Big Tops. http://youtu.be/1nhoJdvcjnk
                                   

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Healthy Savannah launches the LEAN. Community Challenge. A free 10-week community-wide fitness and weight loss challenge focused on healthy lifestyle changes. There will be nutrition educational events, workout and other physical activities sponsored by local organizations. The Healthy Savannah LEAN Community Challenge is free and open to the public. Sponsors include YMCA of Coastal GA, City of Savannah, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Visit Savannah, Coastal Health District. Visit healthysavannah.org or savannahlean.com or contact Paula Kreissler 912-272-9494 or info@savannahlean.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2013 Georgia Green Economy Summit is being held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 8:30 am  4:00 pm in the Savannah State University Student Union Ball Room, 3219 College Street. The theme of the 2013 summit is "What will it take for the Coastal Empire to become the Silicon Marsh?" The theme is intended to stimulate thought on what it will take to position the coastal region of Georgia as a center for high tech activity similar to that found in the Silicon Valley of California.

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 6 LIGHTHOUSE LANE ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND. Priced at $750,000, this 1,140 sq. ft. two-story townhome built in 1974 has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. It looks out on the Harbour Town yacht basin and lighthouse. The second story master bedroom offers views of the Harbour and Calibogue Sound. Call Terri Dengler at 843-415-1132 or Bill Rupp at 843-415-1133 or visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/condos/mls-324398-6-lighthouse-ln-955/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Spine & Sport is hosting its Third Annual Warrior Classic golf tournament at The Club at Savannah Harbor on Friday, September 20, 2013 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. Registration and lunch: 11 am, shotgun start: 1 pm. The Wounded Warrior Project strives to honor and empower wounded warriors and their families by nurturing the mind, strengthening the body, and encouraging economic empowerment and engagement. Please contact BethAnn Walker for more info at 912-713-0777 or bethann@spinesport.org

(AUGUSTA / SAVANNAH) Calling All Photographers! The Augusta Photography Festival, Inc. presents "Reframing the Subject: Photographing Transformation in Laney Walker/Bethlehem" September 27-29, 2013. This weekend-long workshop features classes and photo field trips focused on Augusta’s historic Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. Registration and more information at www.augustaphotofestival.org.

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(MARJORIE) Exciting news that the Vice President will be in Savannah today – along with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Savannah is HAPPENING!… I had such a wonderful birthday last Monday – thank you for all the notes – it was really a fun day!… this is a very interesting video about a woman physician that cured herself from MS using a specific diet…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc

Enmark Stations Celebrate 50th Anniversary

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations, Inc., founded in 1963 as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. The Savannah-based company, which today operates 59 stations in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, has remained in the Demere family and is currently under the direction of Houstoun Demere, who serves as the company’s vice president.

“Enmark Stations is committed to bringing our customers high-quality gasoline and top-notch service at our 59 stations throughout Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina,” Demere said. “During our 50 years in business, we’ve strived to put our customers and our community first. As we look to the next 50 years and beyond, we remain steadfast in our goal of supporting the communities in which we do business and offering our customers the best possible experience every time they visit an Enmark station.”

Enmark recently raised more than $65,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk by selling paper balloon icons at its stations. Over the years, Enmark and its parent company Colonial Group, Inc. have supported a number of local organizations, including America’s Second Harvest Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy, the YMCA and more.

In recent years, Enmark has sponsored the Savannah River Bridge Run, a popular annual race in which participants run or walk over the city’s Talmadge Bridge. The 2013 Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run, which will take place on December 7, will benefit the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP) at St. Joseph’s/Candler.

Enmark’s History
Enmark’s first station, then known as Interstate Stations, was opened by Robert Demere in 1963. In the ensuing decades as business began to grow, Enmark developed a reputation for having outstanding customer service and offering great prices on gas, oil and cigarettes at kiosks throughout Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

In the early 1990s, Enmark underwent a major reimaging campaign, acquiring the look and feel of a traditional gasoline retailer, while still retaining the spirit of an independent business. The company began expanding its line of products in 1997 and added convenience stores, discount tobacco stores and car wash units at select sites.

More recently, Enmark has expanded its food and beverage service at numerous stations, offering items such as frozen yogurt and freshly prepared foods including hot breakfast items, fried chicken, smoked ribs and rotisserie chickens.

In 2013 under the leadership of Vice President Houstoun Demere, Enmark opened new stations in Springfield, Georgia, and Bluffton, South Carolina, bringing the company’s total number of stations to 59. The company is guided by its mission “to be the best service stations and convenience stores, from the customer’s perspective, in all the markets in which we operate.”

About Enmark


Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc. is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today the Savannah-based company, which will celebrate its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 59 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina that offer high quality and competitively priced gasoline, food and beverages, cigarettes, lottery services and more. Enmark’s gasoline is filtered through a trademarked Double Filtered System, resulting in gasoline and diesel that is clean and 100-percent water-free. Enmark customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using an Enmark Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. For more information on Enmark Stations, Inc., please call 912-236-1331 
or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

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(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire, in partnership with Kole Management Company, launches the Independent Housing Collaborative (IHC), an innovative initiative between many local agencies and companies dedicated to helping qualified individuals and families build stable housing and self-sufficient lives.  The initiative serves homeless individuals and families who are currently enrolled in local human service programs or those who have been displaced by fire or any other disaster. http://savannahnow.com/news/2013-09-06/local-partnership-assists-transition-better-life

(EFFINGHAM) SPOTTED photos of the Medient Studioplex ground breaking http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=403243

(SAVANNAH, GA) Julie Wilde and Austin Smith will be producing a big band album in Paris this December. Fundraising for "The Mystery of Love, In Paris" has begun. Please visit the Kickstarter page to learn more. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1389086265/the-mystery-of-love-parisa-big-band-gypsy-jazz-ren

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces its September Top Ten Lecture Series entitled "Applying Design Thinking to Your Business." The presentation will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on September 25. Lecturer will be Giselle Rahn. The program is free; bring your lunch. Please RSVP by calling the SCORE office at 912-652-4335. https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1356&Itemid=16

(MASHABLE) How to erase your online presence: http://mashable.com/2013/08/24/justdelete-me/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Downtown Business Association (SDBA) welcomes Stephen S. Green, Chairman of the Board for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Secretary-Treasurer of Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA), to speak at the September’s luncheon. RSVP at www.SavannahDBA.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2013 Buddy Walk will be held Saturday, October 5, at 10 am in Forsyth Park. The eighth annual fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). Registration is $12 per person or $40 for a family of four. For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505 or visit ldssga.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Friday, September 13,  from 8 – 10 am, World Trade Center Savannah will host "8 Experts, 8 Countries, 8 Opportunities."  Participants will hear and network with representatives from Brazil, India, Czech Republic, Ireland, Turkey, The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Presentations will include topics such as the current status of each country’s economy, business opportunities in each country, and services offered by each Chamber of Commerce to promote global trade. The program will be held at World Trade Center Savannah, 131 Hutchinson Island Road, and is free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit https://internationalchamberprogram.eventbrite.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The September Small Business Council/SMART Luncheon takes place on Tuesday, September 10 with networking at 11:30 am and lunch and program at noon. Location: Savannah Morning News Auditorium, parking: Savannah Morning News visitor parking lot only located across from the main entrance on Police Memorial Drive. Cost: $11 for Chamber members. Non-members or Member guests make arrangements with Tina Hinson, 912.644.6407 or THinson@SavannahChamber.com. Chamber members contact Cally D’Angelo, 912.644.6459 or CDAngelo@SavannahChamber.com, 912-644-6459

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall hosts the Model Circus Builders Club October 11-13.  The free event will allow visitors to look at displays of miniature circuses based on actual Big Tops. http://youtu.be/1nhoJdvcjnk
                                   

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) The 17th Annual Taste of Tybee Business Connection takes place on September 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion. Admission: $10 for Chamber members; $25 for member guests. Contact: Cally D’Angelo, email: CDAngelo@SavannahChamber.com, phone: 912-644-6459. No RSVP is necessary.

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Healthy Savannah launches the LEAN. Community Challenge. A free 10-week community-wide fitness and weight loss challenge focused on healthy lifestyle changes. There will be nutrition educational events, workout and other physical activities sponsored by local organizations. The Healthy Savannah LEAN Community Challenge is free and open to the public. Sponsors include YMCA of Coastal GA, City of Savannah, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Visit Savannah, Coastal Health District. Visit healthysavannah.org or savannahlean.com or contact Paula Kreissler 912-272-9494 or info@savannahlean.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Vote for a local football player of the week at http://www.thecoastalsource.com/player-of-the-week/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone, Inc. (LIFE) is hosting its annual wheelchair cleaning event on September 14, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, 5105 Paulsen St., Executive Court. Free blood pressure checks cleaning and basic wheelchair inspection. Free Teleride transportation for registered customers. Call 912-920-2414 to RSVP.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2013 Georgia Green Economy Summit is being held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 8:30 am  4:00 pm in the Savannah State University Student Union Ball Room, 3219 College Street. The theme of the 2013 summit is "What will it take for the Coastal Empire to become the Silicon Marsh?" The theme is intended to stimulate thought on what it will take to position the coastal region of Georgia as a center for high tech activity similar to that found in the Silicon Valley of California. For more info: http://www.lancewrightandassociates.com/27june2013/
   
(GEORGIA PUBLIC RADIO) Article by Orlando Montoya, "Bea Wray Settles in at the Creative Coast"  http://www.thecreativecoast.org/bea-wray-settles-in-at-creative-coast/#.UhPj4RbOuDE

(MASHABLE) Nine Crucial Tips and Tricks for Skype http://mashable.com/2013/08/26/skype-tips-2013/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

(SAVANNAH, GA) 2013 Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival takes place on September 12 at the Telfair-Jepson Center; September 13-14 at the Lucas Theater; September 15 at Jewish Education Alliance. For a full schedule of films, please visit: http://graysreef.noaa.gov/news/features/2013/film_festival_2013/welcome.html.

(TED) Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpc-t-Uwv1I&feature=share

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 6 LIGHTHOUSE LANE ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND. Priced at $750,000, this 1,140 sq. ft. two-story townhome built in 1974 has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. It looks out on the Harbour Town yacht basin and lighthouse. The second story master bedroom offers views of the Harbour and Calibogue Sound. Call Terri Dengler at 843-415-1132 or Bill Rupp at 843-415-1133 or visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/condos/mls-324398-6-lighthouse-ln-955/

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) From 6 – 8 pm on September 12, the Bryan County Bark Park is hosting its first Yappy Hour to raise funds for the building of the county’s dog park at Henderson Park. The event takes place at Fish Tales restaurant, 3203 Fort McAllister Rd.; funds raised will enable the Bark Park to open phase one by the end of the year. For more info, visit http://www.bryancountybarkpark.com/ or like the Bark Park on Facebook.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Community Health Mission (CHM) and SouthCoast Imaging will celebrate their partnership with an event, "Share Life … in 3D" on September 25, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Lulu’s, 42 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, in Savannah. For every ten 3D mammograms performed at SouthCoast Imaging, a free 3D mammogram will be donated to a CHM patient. A percentage of the proceeds from the event will be donated to CHM. CHM is a 501©3 medical organization that provides free access to primary health care to uninsured adults aged 18-64 years old who live or work in Chatham County and surrounding areas. For more info: http://chmsavannah.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Spine & Sport is hosting its Third Annual Warrior Classic golf tournament at The Club at Savannah Harbor on Friday, September 20, 2013 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. Registration and lunch: 11 am, shotgun start: 1 pm. The Wounded Warrior Project strives to honor and empower wounded warriors and their families by nurturing the mind, strengthening the body, and encouraging economic empowerment and engagement. Please contact BethAnn Walker for more info at 912-713-0777 or bethann@spinesport.org

(AUGUSTA / SAVANNAH) Calling All Photographers! The Augusta Photography Festival, Inc. presents "Reframing the Subject: Photographing Transformation in Laney Walker/Bethlehem" September 27-29, 2013. This weekend-long workshop features classes and photo field trips focused on Augusta’s historic Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. Registration and more information at www.augustaphotofestival.org.

(ISLE OF HOPE) A medium size light brown boxer-mix male dog has been found on Isle of Hope.  He appears to be a healthy young dog in the 12-18 months age range.  Samsgrande@aol.com

 

(MARJORIE) Well, 9/9 is a big day for me – it’s my birthday and it is also my last board meeting as the Savannah SCORE president volunteer. These past two years have flown by – I’m so grateful for all the SCORE mentors that have helped this organization grow – thank you Gary, Al, Chuck, Noah, Robert, Allen, Ken, Jules, Bill, Doug, Tim Bob, Fred, Stuart and Jim for your dedication to helping small businesses in the Savannah area.  http://savannah.score.org/node/145418

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Garden City Jazz is thrilled to announce it Jazz on Pine concert series, a four-week celebration of local jazz talent, to take place this October in the newly christened pocket park in Heritage Pine, the flagship development of Laney Walker/Bethlehem. http://www.gardencityjazz.com/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Calling All Photographers! The Augusta Photography Festival, Inc. presents "Reframing the Subject: Photographing Transformation in Laney Walker/Bethlehem" September 27-29, 2013. This weekend-long workshop features classes and photo field trips focused on Augusta’s historic Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. Registration and more information at www.augustaphotofestival.org. 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) After a 51-year hiatus from football, Lions fans and the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) will have the chance to witness Paine College football starting in October. The Paine College Athletics Department has announced that the team will play each of their four club games this season at nearby Lucy C. Laney Memorial Stadium. http://www.paine.edu/blog/post/2013/09/05/Lions-Select-Lucy-Laney-Stadium-for-Home-Games.aspx 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Sharing strategies, trends, and practical advice to help turn innovative ideas into exciting products, services, and companies will be the focus of the inaugural Innovation Summit Sept. 17-18 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. The free conference will feature successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders in innovation sharing their strategies, tips, and lessons learned to help move good ideas into viable products, says Georgia Regents University Associate Vice President for Innovation Commercialization Chris McKinney.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Recent economic data provided by the Hull School of Business indicates that the employment index for Augusta has reached its highest point since the fall of 2008. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Augusta-Economic-Commentary-August-2013.html?soid=1102207048241&aid=lZQ_SBqWHTk 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The City of Augusta is holding its first-ever TED talks conference on January 30, 2014, with will take place at the Augusta Library on Telfair Street. For more information: tedxtelfairstreet.com

 

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Applying Design Thinking to Your Business” Sept 25

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( Savannah, Ga.) Savannah SCORE announces it’s September Top Ten Lecture Series entitled "Applying Design Thinking to Your Business". The presentation will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, from 11:30 to 1:00 on September 25. Our expert lecturer will be Giselle Rahn. The program is free, but bring your lunch. Please RSVP by calling our SCORE office at (912)-652-4335.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The presentation will explain how industrial thinking is a creative tool to identify consumer needs or unique business opportunities. The practice of design thinking emerged from the client oriented approach industrial designers use to develop products. It shifts the way companies understand their clients needs and their own business practices, and links the two. Several large companies such as IBM, P&G, and Johnson and Johnson have created their own in-house design research teams to guide their strategy and products, with the consumer foremost in mind. Some points to consider:

      1. Design thinking is not about making something look good .  It is about making something work really well. That something could be a product, a system or an entire business.
 
      2. Design thinking works best when there is a challenge to address. Start with a query, a problem, something to investigate. This serves as a guide to your research plan.

      3. Develop and execute your research plan. This approach is valuable because solutions generated are grounded in data, but still have human needs backing them. The research can be either broad or narrow, but it must address the intent of the project.

ABOUT GISELLE RAHN: Giselle is a business strategist. She works with clients ranging from industrial manufacturers to local non-profits, examining their current practices and their market potential. Using research strategies to uncover key elements of the business, she crafts system solutions for weak areas. Giselle holds an MFA in Design Management. Her educational and personal interests have influenced her ability to address client needs by expanding their thinking about ideas and practices. In addition to her business consulting, she is a volunteer with the Savannah Bicycle Campaign.

ABOUT SCORE: SCORE is a national non-profit organization which, in partnership with the Small Business Administration, offers mentor expertise to entrepreneurs desiring to start their own businesses, or to business owners who want to grow or fine tune their existing businesses. SCORE has 33 local mentors and a backup roster of 13,000 mentors nationwide. All services are free of charge. Visit our website at www.savannah.score.org or call the Savannah office at (912)-652-4335 to schedule an appointment with one of our mentors.