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October 2013

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, OCT 21, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Jerusalem Sounds, a New Orleans style gospel jazz band based in Augusta’s United House of Prayer, will perform Saturday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. as part of 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. This free concert series is presented by the City of Augusta and Heritage Pine Homeowners Association. Join us October 26 for Joe Collier & Friends and November 2 for Tim Sanders & UNITY. Full press release:  http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Jazz-Series-Comes-Home_Oct-7-2013.pdf  

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The I.M Pei designed building, located in the center of Broad Street and 6th (and former site of the Augusta Chamber of Commerce), is being converted to a jazz club, bar, and offices as part of the Augusta Regional Collaboration’s efforts to revitalize Augusta’s urban core with culture and arts.  

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/The-old-Chamber-of-Commerce-building-will-be-in-use-soon-227269941.html?device=phone 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) With planning for Augusta’s 15th Street Corridor Project now coming to an end, implementation is beginning with the creation of a mural designed by Jace McTier to adorn the Rosa T. Beard Memorial Bridge. Included in the mural design are the T.W. Josey High School mascot, a majestic eagle; a young couple dreaming of their bright future; a young child imagining his future career; a Georgia peach tree; an American flag; and beautiful, safe green space being enjoyed by residents.
 http://m.chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-10/first-brush-stroke-painted-bridge-mural  

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Paine College launches WE CARE campaign. In an effort to enhance the living, learning and overall working environment for Paine College students, faculty and staff, Dr. George Bradley issued a mandate to members of his Cabinet to develop a strategic plan that would review and address areas of campus life to facilitate improvements. 

 

AUGUSTA, GA) Tuesdays at the Wallace branch of the East Georgia Regional Library (located on Laney Walker Boulevard) are filled with community events. Tuesday, Oct. 8th is no exception, with programs ranging from community health to computer literacy.
 http://www.ecgrl.public.lib.ga.us/index.php?option=com_gcalendar&view=gcalendar&Itemid=324#year=2013&month=9&day=30&view=month  

 

(AUGUSTA,GA) Every Friday, the Mayor’s Weekly Digest is released electronically, focusing on Business, Community, and Lifestyle events in and around Augusta. For more information: 

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d11e89beacbd2be3d0208a7cc&id=cb03eed379&e=a38bc99b5d

 

(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. Speakers for the event have now been selected. For more information: tedxtelfairstreet.com.

 

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“Time Starts Now!” Fundraiser to Benefit LDSS

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) invites Savannah area businesses and groups to participate in the second annual “Time Starts Now!” Competition. The event will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Benedictine Military School’s gym. Teams will compete in “Minute To Win It”-style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. Proceeds will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society programs and activities.

“It’s always fun to raise money for a good cause, but the people involved in this event had smiles plastered on their faces for the entire event. And for hours after!” said event emcee and WSAV Anchor, Andrew Davis.

Each team of ten members or half-team of five members will receive a competition t-shirt, dinner ticket, and two drink tickets. Dinner will be catered by Corleone’s Trattoria. The full team entry fee is $ 1,000 and the half-team entry fee is $500. Prizes and gifts will be awarded to the winning team and door prizes will also be drawn throughout the evening. Competitors should arrive by 6:00 p.m. and the games begin promptly at 6:30 pm.

Event Chairperson Marcie Moxley believes this event is a perfect fit for the LDSS organization. “One of the main goals of LDSS is to promote awareness and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. The first step in reaching that understanding is realizing that everyone has value and something special to offer the world. This is as true for those with Down syndrome as it is for you and me,” she said.

The idea for this business-centric competition developed several years ago after Moxley attended the annual LDSS Night of Champions, which recognizes Savannah-area businesses which employ differently-abled adults, including those with Down Syndrome, and celebrates the contributions made by these employees. “It dawned on me that local businesses that are already in competition with each other could come together to raise funds for a great cause, do some networking, and also get in some friendly and fun competition – away from the workplace,” Moxley added.

Spectators are invited to attend and cheer on their favorite team. For more information, call Marcie Moxley at 912-713-6865 or visit www.timestartsnow.org

You can view pictures from last year’s event and get updates on the 2014 Time Starts Now by going to their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Time-Starts-Now/378809658890333

(SAVANNAH, GA) 5 Things to Teach Your Child about Bullying

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http://savannahnow.com/accent/2013-10-11/5-things-teach-your-child-about-bullying#.Ulw63MTD9Yc

About Victoria DiNatale

Victoria DiNatale is one of the nation’s youngest experts on the topic of bullying. At 22 years old, she has shared her anti-bullying message with thousands of students and adults across the southeastern United States. DiNatale has been featured in numerous talk shows, blogs, newspaper and magazine articles, and she wrote the introduction to The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying by Rachelle Lohmann. Called a “motivational powerhouse,” DiNatale is certain to deliver students with a presentation of hope, help, and perseverance. For more information about DiNatale’s ‘Standing Victorious’ message or to schedule an interview with her, call (912) 695-2813 or visit http://www.standingvictorious.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEDLINES, OCT 14, 2013

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Jerusalem Sounds, a New Orleans style gospel jazz band based in Augusta’s United House of Prayer, will perform Saturday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. as part of 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. This free concert series is presented by the City of Augusta and Heritage Pine Homeowners Association. Join us October 26 for Joe Collier & Friends and November 2 for Tim Sanders & UNITY. Full press release: http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Jazz-Series-Comes-Home_Oct-7-2013.pdf 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The I.M Pei designed building, located in the center of Broad Street and 6th (and former site of the Augusta Chamber of Commerce), is being converted to a jazz club, bar, and offices as part of the Augusta Regional Collaboration’s efforts to revitalize Augusta’s urban core with culture and arts.
http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/The-old-Chamber-of-Commerce-building-will-be-in-use-soon-227269941.html?device=phone 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) With planning for Augusta’s 15th Street Corridor Project now coming to an end, implementation is beginning with the creation of a mural designed by Jace McTier to adorn the Rosa T. Beard Memorial Bridge. Included in the mural design are the T.W. Josey High School mascot, a majestic eagle; a young couple dreaming of their bright future; a young child imagining his future career; a Georgia peach tree; an American flag; and beautiful, safe green space being enjoyed by residents.
http://m.chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-10/first-brush-stroke-painted-bridge-mural 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Paine College launches WE CARE campaign. In an effort to enhance the living, learning and overall working environment for Paine College students, faculty and staff, Dr. George Bradley issued a mandate to members of his Cabinet to develop a strategic plan that would review and address areas of campus life to facilitate improvements. 

http://www.paine.edu/blog/post/2013/10/10/Paine-College-Launches-WE-CARE-Campaign.aspx

 

AUGUSTA, GA) Tuesdays at the Wallace branch of the East Georgia Regional Library (located on Laney Walker Boulevard) are filled with community events. Tuesday, Oct. 8th is no exception, with programs ranging from community health to computer literacy.
http://www.ecgrl.public.lib.ga.us/index.php?option=com_gcalendar&view=gcalendar&Itemid=324#year=2013&month=9&day=30&view=month 

 

(AUGUSTA,GA) Every Friday, the Mayor’s Weekly Digest is released electronically, focusing on Business, Community, and Lifestyle events in and around Augusta. For more information: 

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d11e89beacbd2be3d0208a7cc&id=cb03eed379&e=a38bc99b5d

 

(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. Speakers for the event have now been selected. For more information: tedxtelfairstreet.com.

 

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Goodwill and Girl Scouts Partner to support National Disability Employment Month

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire and Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia are teaming up to do a ‘good turn’ for the community by donating clothing and household items to the annual Good Turn Day Drive on Sat., Oct. 26th. Collected goods will be sold at Goodwill’s retail stores to fund Goodwill’s job training programs for people with disabilities or barriers to employment.
Registered Girl Scouts who participate will earn a special patch to commemorate their participation. The Good Turn Day collaborative service project has offered Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia the opportunity to make a positive impact in their community while recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October.

Girl Scouts and community members are invited to collect and donate gently used clothing, books, housewares, and other items. Girl Scouts must register individually or by troop at www.gshg.org to qualify for patch.
Donation locations include Brunswick, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon, Savannah, Statesboro, Vidalia, Waycross, and Wilmington Island Goodwill Stores. For more information on how you can participate contact Jan Bass at Goodwill of the Coastal Empire at jbass@goodwillsavannah.com or 912.354.6611 ext. 107.

About Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia, in 1912, Girl Scouting has now been around for 100 years.  Juliette imagined that Girl Scouts could be "the magic thread" that would connect girls everywhere, and for 59 million women, the ties have never been stronger. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is rich in heritage and purpose.  For more information on Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia visit www.gshg.org.

 

About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 600 employees. In 2012, Goodwill provided services to 24,427 people and placed 1,406 into employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 15 retail locations, and seven Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as operates an online store at www.shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org. Find us on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Anti-Bullying Activist, Victoria DiNatale, Announces New Anti-Bullying Business

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Twenty-two-year old anti-bullying activist, Victoria DiNatale, has formed ‘Standing Victorious LLC’, a speaking business used to spread bullying awareness to bullies, bullying victims, and their families. As a former victim of bullying, Victoria travels the southeastern United States spreading her Standing Victorious message of hope and perseverance with schools, universities, churches and civic organizations.

 http://www.standingvictorious.com

DiNatale graduated Summa Cum Laude from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in English.

In each ‘Standing Victorious’ presentation, students learn:

Bullying is a decision. A decision to bully is a decision to hurt.
Bullying is not forever. Students have the ability to overcome bullying and rise victorious over bullies.
There is hope and help. Suicide is never an option.

About Victoria DiNatale

Victoria DiNatale is one of the nation’s youngest experts on the topic of bullying. At 22 years old, she has shared her anti-bullying message with thousands of students and adults across the southeastern United States. DiNatale has been featured in numerous talk shows, blogs, newspaper and magazine articles, and she wrote the introduction to The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying by Rachelle Lohmann. Called a “motivational powerhouse,” DiNatale is certain to deliver students with a presentation of hope, help, and perseverance. For more information about DiNatale’s ‘Standing Victorious’ message or to schedule an interview with her, call (912) 695-2813 or visit http://www.standingvictorious.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, OCT 7, 2013

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(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.
Full press release: http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Jazz-Series-Comes-Home_Oct-7-2013.pdf 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The School of Professional Studies at Paine College will hold its First Annual Transformative and Innovative Leadership Conference on Thursday, October 10, 2013. The theme for this conference is “Leading in the 21st Century.” The focus for this conference will be to provide cutting edge knowledge from recent scholarly research and practices that will prepare participants to be better ethical leaders in the 21st century and improve organizational processes.
http://www.paine.edu/blog/post/2013/09/26/PAINE-COLLEGE-HOSTS-LEADERSHIP-CONFERENCE-e2809cLeading-in-the-21st-Centurye2809d.aspx

 

AUGUSTA, GA) Tuesdays at the Wallace branch of the East Georgia Regional Library (located on Laney Walker Boulevard) are filled with community events. Tuesday, Oct. 8th is no exception, with programs ranging from community health to computer literacy.

http://www.ecgrl.public.lib.ga.us/index.php?option=com_gcalendar&view=gcalendar&Itemid=324#year=2013&month=9&day=30&view=month

 

(AUGUSTA,GA) Every Friday, the Mayor’s Weekly Digest is released electronically, focusing on Business, Community, and Lifestyle events in and around Augusta. For more information:
http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=d11e89beacbd2be3d0208a7cc&id=1b1c6dfebf&e=2e62e11691

 

(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.

 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Southpoint Media announces the launch of their first standalone product, Basepoint. Basepoint is a complete Do-It-Yourself website creation service for small businesses.  www.southpointmedia.com
 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, OCT 7, 2013

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(BLUFFTON, S.C.)  Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is expanding its Bluffton office, adding more sales representatives and increasing services for Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry. The expansion of the Bluffton office is on October 10 at 11 am. Mayor Lisa Sulka will be attending. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. www.celiadunnsir.com

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall will celebrate the circus October 11-13 in the Center Court with an impressive display of miniature circus models created by artisans from Circus Model Builders International. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the Savannah Mall, please visit www.savannahmall.com or call 912-927-7467.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Photos of the 2013 Buddy Walk http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=404043

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah chapter of SCORE will offer a five week program designed to help people start their own businesses.  Called "Simple Steps for Starting Your Business", this program was developed by the SCORE national office with support from Bank of America. 

The program will be offered at the SCORE office, 111 East Liberty, 6 – 8:30 pm each Wednesday starting October 16 and running through November 13. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=anwty5eab&oeidk=a07e87ju1pd3c9c4bed&oseq=a022d7gw3s77jr

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nominations for Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business – Generation NEXT will be accepted through October 22. Generation NEXT recognizes the most promising "Under 40" professionals in the community. Nominees should be focused on philanthropy, community service and progress for our area, as well as on generating business success and growth. businessinsavannah.com/generationnext and savannahmagazine.com/generationnext. Winners will be recognized in the January 15 issue of Business in Savannah and in the January/February, 2014 issue of Savannah Magazine.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Crider Foods in Stillmore, GA has donated 11 pallets of canned protein to Second Harvest. helpendhunger.org 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Heads In Helmets will be giving away hundreds of FREE helmets on October 30 at the Harvest Church of the Nazarene Fall Festival. The event will be from 6 – 8 pm at the church, 5995 Waters Ave. There will be kids’ activities, hot cocoa and fun for all. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Pam at 203-228-8311. headsinhelmets.com 

 

(MASHABLE) Is your Business Spending too much time on Facebook? http://mashable.com/2013/09/30/facebook-small-business/

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sunday’s Best Fashion and Hat Show with a Taste of Gospel takes place on Saturday, October 12, at 5:30 pm at Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 1110 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, with vocalist Comia Flynn and Hostess Sister Sandra Clark. Donations will be accepted for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk to be held on October 18 at 5:00 pm in Forsyth Park.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Toast to the Coast, Oyster Roast & BBQ will be held on November 7, Skidaway State Park, 6 – 9 pm. This is a benefit for Wilderness Southeast’s Fish Gotta Swim, a hands-on science enrichment course on water quality provided to public school sixth graders. Local talent, sustainable food, good times. http://www.wilderness-southeast.org/ Wilderness Southeast’s 40th Birthday! $50/person. 912-236-8115.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Southpoint Media announces the launch of their first standalone product, Basepoint. Basepoint is a complete Do-It-Yourself website creation service for small businesses.  With Basepoint, anyone can build and launch an affordable, professional website in minutes. www.southpointmedia.com

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Joyce Roché, retired CEO of Girls, Inc., will discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success, on Monday, October 28 from 1 – 2 p.m. at Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St. During her presentation on the topic "Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success," Roché will discuss impostor syndrome, a feeling of being a fraud and not deserving one’s success. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please call Park Place Outreach at 912-234-4048 to reserve a spot. http://parkplaceyes.org 

 

 

(COASTAL EMPIRE, GA) Goodwill will host job fairs:

Oct 9 Savannah Job Fair at Savannah Civic Center 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct 9 Brunswick Job Fair at Brunswick Job Connection 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct 9 Rincon Job Fair at Rincon Job Connection 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct 22 Richmond Hill Job Fair at Richmond Hill Job Connection 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Employers will share information about their organizations and offer employment opportunities to qualified job seekers. For more information, visit http://goodwillsavannah.org/jobconnection/  or contact Ailerua Crawford at 912-354-6611 or acrawford@goodwillsavannah.org.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Ogeechee Riverkeeper and friends for the 6th Annual Rivers Rock! event on Thursday October 24, 2013; 7 – 10 pm at Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St. Support Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s efforts to protect and preserve clean water. $35 in advance, or $45 the day of the event. www.riversrock.org 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) "Brain banquet" coming to Lowcountry Oct 23-26.http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2013-09-24/brain-bouquet-coming-savannah#.Uk7c4CR7WiQ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Becky Smith of Pet Photography by Becky will be photographing the costume contest for Wag-O-Ween 2013: Trick or Treating for your dog in Savannah on October 26, noon – 5pm. http://www.southernmamas.com/2013/wag-o-ween-2013-trick-or-treating-with-your-dog-in-savannah/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) invites Savannah area businesses and groups to participate in the second annual "Time Starts Now!" competition on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Benedictine Military School gym. Teams will compete in "Minute to Win It" style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. All funds raised will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society.

 

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 1 11th Street, Tybee Island, GA. Priced at $995,000, this 2,898 sq. ft. home built in 1996 has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, vaulted ceilings in the family room, a large deck off a climatized sun porch, new HVAC and roof and an elevator. 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean. Contact Stewart Marshal at 912-655-5599 http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/residential/mls-114322-1-11th-street/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is sponsoring a free health lecture on Tuesday, October 15, with Dr. Donald Brown, N.D. speaking on the topic, Probiotics: Good for What’s Bugging You. The event will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street (behind the Visitors Center), beginning at 7 pm. Free parking is available at the Coastal Georgia Center and at the Visitor Center after 6 pm. For more information on the lecture or speaker, call Brighter Day Natural Foods, 236-4703; or pick up a flyer at the store at 1102 Bull Street or online at brighterdayfoods.com.

 

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Matthew Freeman Project will be hosting its fourth annual Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial 5k and 10k on November 16, 2013 at Waterways Township in Richmond Hill beginning at 8:30 am. There will also be inflatables and a 1k fun run for children and senior citizens. The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens & Paper for Peace is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping children in war-torn countries whose education has been affected as well as Gold Star siblings whose education was affected by the death of their sibling. For more information, visit freemanproject.org.

 

 

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Bryan County Bark Park’s next BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) evening and best dressed Halloween dog competition celebrates "Howl-o-ween" on Thursday, October 24, to raise funds for the building of the county’s dog park at Henderson Park. Special spooky Bryan cocktails will be on sale with Bowser Beer for canine companions. There will be an opportunity to enter your dog for the best Howl-o-ween competition. For more information, please visit bryancountybarkpark.com or email bryan@bryancountybarkpark.com 

 

(ISLE OF HOPE) Art & Music Fest at the Isle of Hope Marina, Oct 26, 2013. Art Show 10-5, Music 1-5pm. www.iohha.com   

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) AWWIN, Inc Presents Ten Men In Black "Talking Real" Roundtable Discussion & Luncheon on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Some Outstanding Men In Our Communities Paying It Forward! For tickets and more info visit: www.awwin.org 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Professional Savannah Photographers Greg Ceo, Rich Burkhart and John McKinnon are donating lowcost mini holiday portrait sessions for your annual greeting cards. Proceeds benefit the Montessori Educational Society of Savannah, 

working to empower teachers by giving them the resources they need to lead their Montessori classrooms.  Pricing $35-$50, Dates: Oct 18-20 www.savannahmess.org 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) AWWIN Top Ten Working Women of The Year Awards Gala Returns Better Than Ever! Friday, May 9, 2014. To nominate an outstanding woman in your city or state, to get tickets and for more info visit http://www.awwin.org/  

 

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FREEMAN PROJECT HOLDS FOURTH ANNUAL MEMORIAL 5K AND 10K RACE

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(RICHMOND HILL. GA) The Matthew Freeman Project will be hosting its fourth annual Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial 5k and 10k on November 16, 2013 at Waterways Township in Richmond Hill beginning at 8:30 am. There will also be inflatables and a 1k fun run for children and senior citizens.

The Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial Race, which has previously been held at J.F. Gregory Park, was started to remember town hero, Capt. Matthew Freeman and raise money for the non-profit project started in his name.

The director of the race will be Georgia Game Changers, a store specializing in “injury-free” running and teaching others about natural running. Sponsoring the race this year is Waterways Township, a 2,300-acre community offering residents an active lifestyle. Many other local businesses are also sponsoring the race. Check out www.freemanproject.org for a list of those sponsors.

About The Matthew Freeman Project:

The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens & Paper for Peace is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to collecting pens, paper, and other school supplies in cities and towns across the United States and sending them to U.S. military personnel for distribution in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other war-torn countries where children’s education has been affected by armed conflict. A scholarship has recently been started through The Matthew Freeman Project to help Gold Star siblings whose education was interrupted by the death of their sibling. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, visit www.freemanproject.org.

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Joyce Roché to Speak at Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter October 28

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Retired Girls, Inc. CEO to discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success

(SAVANNAH, GA) Joyce Roché, retired CEO of Girls, Inc., will discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success, on Monday, October 28 from 1-2 p.m. at Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; please call Park Place Outreach at 912-234-4048 to reserve a spot.

During her presentation on the topic “Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success,” Roché will discuss impostor syndrome, a feeling of being a fraud and not deserving ones success. She will examine how imposter syndrome impacted her own life and the lives of many other successful people whose stories are documented in the book and provide techniques for quieting the voice of self-doubt.

Roché, who serves as secretary of the Park Place Outreach Board of Directors, retired as CEO of Girls, Inc., a 145-year-old nonprofit organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold. She previously served as COO and president of Carson Products Company, now part of L’Oreal, and was the first female African-American vice president of Avon Products, where she oversaw global marketing.

Roche was recently featured in USA Today and the Huffington Post, and she appeared on a segment on Today New York.

In The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success (Berrett-Koehler, 2013), written with Alexander Kopelman, Roché shares her own lifelong struggle with impostor syndrome. She uses her own experiences and those of other high-achieving leaders who have suffered from impostor syndrome to offer advice and coping strategies.

Each chapter of Roché’s book includes first-person accounts by well-known leaders, including BET Network Chairman Debra Lee and former General Motors Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre, who have struggled with impostor syndrome. Throughout the book, readers learn the difference between insecurity and impostor syndrome, common behavioral symptoms of impostor syndrome and strategies for overcoming it. Roché also examines the reasons why women, young professionals, the economically disadvantaged and minorities are especially susceptible to impostor syndrome.

To learn more about impostor syndrome and to take a quiz to find out whether you suffer from it, visit www.empresshasnoclothes.com

About Joyce Roché
Joyce Roché has been a trailblazer in the corporate world for 25 years. She recently retired as CEO of Girls Inc., the nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

Prior to joining Girls Inc., Roché served as COO and president of Carson Products Company, now part of L’Oreal. At Avon Products, she broke new ground, becoming Avon’s first African American female vice president, the first African American vice president of marketing, and the company’s first vice president of global marketing.

Roché has received widespread acclaim for her achievements in the business world. In 1991 and 1994 respectively, Black Enterprise named Roché one of the “21 Women of Power and Influence in Corporate America” and one of the “40 Most Powerful Black Executives.” Business Week selected her as one of the “Top Managers to Watch.” In 2006, she received Black Enterprise magazine’s Legacy Award during the Women of Power Summit. In 2007, Columbia University gave her the Distinguished Alumna Award for Columbia University Women in Business.

Roché holds an MBA from Columbia University and currently sits on the boards of AT&T, Macy’s, Tupperware Brands, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and the Association of Governing Boards. She chairs the board of trustees for Dillard University, her undergraduate alma mater.

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.”