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March 2014

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Announces May Job Fairs

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Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Announces May Job Fairs

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Goodwill Week, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire plans to provide ten job fairs open to the public throughout the region. 

As a leader in job preparation, training, and placement services, Goodwill Job Connection Centers will host job fairs beginning Tuesday, May 6 through Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m. Local residents can learn about Goodwill training resources and job opportunities within their community. Employers in attendance will share information about their organizations and offering employment opportunities to qualified job seekers. Various industries will be represented, including hospitality, retail, aerospace, and manufacturing. It is recommended that job seekers bring resumes and dress professionally.

Jesup                     Tues, May 06                    990 North Macon St, Jesup

Savannah              Weds, May 07                   7220 Sallie Mood Dr, Savannah

Savannah              Weds, May 07                   1110 May St, Savannah

Pooler                    Weds, May 07                   115 West Grand Central Blvd, Pooler

Richmond Hill        Weds, May 07                   9701 Ford Ave Suite 1, Richmond Hill

Rincon                   Weds, May 07                   410 S. Columbia Ave Suite B, Rincon

Brunswick              Weds, May 07                   #249 Village at Glynn Place, Brunswick

Waycross               Weds, May 07                   2101 Memorial Dr, Waycross

Statesboro             Thurs, May 08                   24015 Highway 80 East, Statesboro

Lyons                     Fri, May 09                       105 Moore Circle, Lyons

“Goodwill Job Connection Centers provide resources, technology and support services designed to help job seekers secure and maintain employment,” Brenda Pollen, Vice President of Mission Services. “In 2013, Goodwill served 19,518 and placed 1,672 in employment throughout the region. Our recent expansion to new locations enables us to provide additional services throughout our region”

 

Community

Provided Services

Placed into Employment

Savannah       

Brunswick       

Statesboro      

Lyons/Vidalia

Richmond Hill

Jesup             

Rincon

Waycross

Other areas    

9,846  

2,045  

2,314  

757     

1,504  

178     

401     

1,443

1,030

1,122

200

70

60

34

4

51

131

Job Seekers can learn more about Goodwill Job Connection Centers, Goodwill Job Fairs and how Goodwill can help you find a job at www.goodwillsavannah.org or call 912.354.6611 for more information.

About Goodwill Week:

Goodwill Week was first celebrated in May 1951 as a way to encourage local Goodwill agencies to educate their communities about their mission of helping people with disabilities help themselves.  Every year during the first full week of May, Goodwill agencies across the United States and Canada celebrate the power of work through local events and promotions.

About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire:

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 850 employees. In 2013, Goodwill provided services to 19,518 people and placed 1,672 into employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 19 retail locations, and ten 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) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, MARCH 30, 2014

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SAVANNAH, GA) Jolene Byrne, a candidate for Savannah Chatham County School Board president, was honored as a COMMUNITY STAR Friday during a tribute ceremony at Savannah Technical College http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/jolene-byrne-a-candidate-for-savannah-chatham-county-school-board-president-was-honored-as-a-community-star-friday-during-a-tribute-ceremony-at-savannah-technical-college/

(SAVANNAH, GA) MaschioPack North America LLC has launched as a wholly owned subsidiary of Colonial Group, Inc., exclusively licensed by MaschioPack GmbH, to manufacture and sell Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC’s) throughout North America. For more information, https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1495&Itemid=16 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2014 Savannah Man & Woman of the Year class includes the following individuals: http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/the-2014-class-for-the-savannah-man-woman-of-the-year-campaign-has-been-chosen-for-the-leukemia-lymphoma-society/ 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations, Inc., is pleased to announce that all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will once again sell Light The Night paper icons in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) annual Light The Night Walk. The paper icons will be sold in all stores from May 1-31 and will cost $1 each. For more information about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk, call 912-436-3280 or visit www.lightthenight.org/ga. For more information about Enmark Stations, Inc., call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com. 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Medient Studios (OTCQB:MDNT) announced that the first movie in the 2014 slate will be "The Damned." This will be Medients’ fifteenth feature production and follows the successful production and release of the British horror film "Storage 24." Written by Georgia based writer Chad Darnell, "The Damned" is a possession horror genre film set in Savannah, Georgia. It is anticipated that principal photography will begin in third quarter of this year. For more information, http://medientblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/medient-announces-production-number-15.html 

 

(HUBSPOT) 11 Things You Didn’t Know You Were Doing Wrong on Twitter http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/things-you-didnt-know-you-were-doing-wrong-on-twitter 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Starting March 31, Carrabbas on Abercorn at Tibet in Savannah, will start serving lunch every day (Monday through Saturday) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Monday April 7, Chris Martindale, the manager of Carrabbas, will generously donate 50% of all lunch sales, eat in or take out, to 98.7 The River’s Christmas Wish 2014 program. For more information, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/eat-lunch-at-carrabbas-and-help-98-7-the-rivers-2014-christmas-wish-families/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Skidaway Island Rotary Club announces SPRING FLING on May 10, 2014. Celebration of Spring, with an open street festival, held in the Village near the Landings. Runs between 10:30am and 3pm. Event is free. Exhibitors include the Village Library, Landings Art Association selling art, Corvette Club will have many cars on display, Old Model Car Club with dozens of cars, Moon Bounce for children, children’s train rides, kayaks on display. Lunch sold by the Rotary Club by Smith grocery, Southern Motors is a sponsor. For more info visit: http://www.skidawayrotary.org/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE announces the SPEED MENTORING event will take place on June 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Savannah Morning News auditorium, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway. Business owners and entrepreneurs seriously considering opening their own small business are invited to attend. Ten subject area experts will present information on cash flow, customer relations, and techniques to create a successful business. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space limited to 50 attendees. Call (912) 652-4335 to register or visit http://savannah.score.org/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Small Business Council Smart Luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway. Jen Roberts, President and Founder at Difference Consulting, will discuss the common origins of stress, the science behind the energetic stress reaction and how to consciously change thought patterns to positively impact how you feel and perform every day. Lunch provided by Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant & Catering Company. Tickets are $12. Contact Stephanie Boaen for more information at 912.644.6458 or SBoaen@SavannahChamber.com

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE and Wells Fargo to Sponsor The State of Small Business Conference on April 23, 2014. Must RSVP, FREE Seating is limited to 200.    http://savannah.score.org/localworkshops/stae-small-business-2014  

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wright Security Systems’ Wellness key offers a secure and cost-effective option for elderly independent living for your family member. Monitor activity pattern and get an alert if your loved one’s routine is out of the ordinary. Simplify daily tasks with automated temperature, light and security settings. The product integrates with other existing Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS). For more information, contact Noel Wright at 912.354.2692

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Rotary announces the 5th Annual Play It Forward Concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 at The Ships of the Sea Museum from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. CONCERT is a tribute to Ben Tucker.  Eighty percent (80%) of all funds raised  will go toward the Centennial playground project and twenty percent (20%) will go to the Rotary Foundation. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/concert-play-it-forward-may-31-a-jazz-tribute-to-ben-tucker/ 

  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) A total of 37 organizations created centerpieces for the United Way Annual Meeting and Luncheon. The centerpiece with most likes on our Facebook page will be awarded $1,000. Voting ends at noon on April 2. For a vote to count, the individual must like the United Way of the Coastal Empire’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/unitedwaycoastalempire . Vote for your favorite centerpiece by liking the photo on the United Way of the Coastal Empire’s Facebook Album at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151960040922051.1073741848.84625177050&type=1 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 1 Tanaquay Court, Savannah, Ga., a 3 bedroom/ 3 bath home priced at $485,000. This 2,502 sq ft. home overlooks the lagoon. For more information on this property, visit http://celiadunnsir.com/savannah/idx/mls-120542-1_tanaquay_court_savannah_ga_31411 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmark Encourage Health Educational Series will continue Tuesday, April 29, with a presentation by Paula Kreissler from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News. Lunch and lecture tickets are $20 and proceeds benefit Girls on the Run. To purchase tickets, https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/Encourage-Health-Educational-Series or for more information, visit www.enmarkenjoy.com 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah announces ten recipients have been selected for the Century Service Award, given in honor of the club’s 100th Anniversary. The Century Service Award, comprised of ten $1,000 grants, is designed to provide funds for projects that aligned with the Rotary motto, "Service above Self", and the 4-way test. For a list of the recipients, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1494&Itemid=16 

 

 (SAVANNAH, GA) Vote for Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter’s centerpiece : UNITED WAY 

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Last Supper, an 80 minute musical theater of Leonardo da Vinci’s most challenging creation, The Last Supper. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church 1008 East Henry Street at Waters Avenue Sunday April 13th, 3pm Matinee; Monday April 14th & Tuesday April 15th (Passover) Show at 8:00pm with Dinner Served at 7:00pm. Tickets: Show only $15.00 students $10.00 Dinner & Show $30.00 students $25.00 All proceeds go to Maritime Bethel of Savannah, Habitat for Humanity, The Wesley Community Centers, and Mission on the Move. Tickets and information at www.maritimebethelatsavannah.org  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Vote for Goodwill’s centerpiece: UNITED WAY 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Toastmasters announces the graduation of the 2014 Savannah Speechcraft for Professional Women class. The 4-session course was developed by Toastmasters International to boost professional women’s communication skills. For more information, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/savannah-toastmasters-speechcraft-graduates-march-2014-class-of-professional-women/ 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Five Strategies for Busy Families to Stay Healthy by Paula Kreissler. Kreissler serves as the Director of Healthy Living & Community Development at Healthy Savannah Initiative, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live, in association with YMCA of Coastal Georgia, and the President & CEO of Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. Read her article here https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1502&Itemid=16 

 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Telly Awards has named Savannah’s Cosmos Mariner Productions the winner of one Silver and four Bronze awards in the 35th Annual Telly Awards. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1503&Itemid=16 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) "Avatar® ReSurfacing® Weekend Workshop Apr 5-6th, 9am-7pm at Anahata Healing Arts Studio. Change your beliefs and change your life. Learn a skill to quickly and effectively change your beliefs and line up with your true power and potential. Call Brie 912-429-9981 for more info and to register."  

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah restaurateur and TV personality Jamie Deen will Emcee the Fifth Annual Night of Champions Sponsored by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort & Spa. This inspiring evening includes the awards ceremony, a silent auction, dinner and cash bar. Doors open at 6 p.m. and business attire is requested. Tickets are $25 per person or reserve a table for ten for $250. Tickets can be purchased online at nightofchampions.org  

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) "THE CRAWL of the SOUTH" is attempting to break the Guinness Book Record’s Largest Bar Crawl on Saturday, May 31. It is expected to bring 5,000 participants to 30 local bars in historic downtown Savannah. Currently, tickets are priced at $5. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/279211618909173/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The inaugural Hoofs 4 Healing Gymkhana event will start April 12 at 1514B Old Dean Forest Rd, Savannah. Festivities include games on horseback, performances from the Rebel Rider’s Drill Team, and a cash competition grand finale. Proceeds will go to support special needs and wounded warrior therapy program. For more information, call (912) 675-0434, e-mail hoofs4healing@yahoo.com, or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/223227011218169/?notif_t=plan_user_invited  

 

 

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The 35TH Annual Telly Awards awarded to Savannah’s Cosmos Mariner Productions

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Telly Awards has named Savannah’s Cosmos Mariner Productions the winner of one Silver and four Bronze awards in the 35th Annual Telly Awards.  With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

 

·         The Silver Telly (the highest level of Telly Award) in the category TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces—Documentary, was captured by “Isaiah Davenport:  Portrait of a Master Builder,” a half-hour documentary Cosmos Mariner Productions created for the Isaiah Davenport House Museum.

 

·         A Bronze Telly, in the category Non-Broadcast Productions—Education (for academic use) goes to “A Deadly Pestilence:  Yellow Fever in Savannah,” another production for the Isaiah Davenport House Museum.

 

·         A Bronze Telly, in the category Internet/Online Commercial—Not-for-profit, goes to “Capt. Matthew Freeman:  The Mission Continues,” a short video created for the website of the Matthew Freeman Project:  Pens and Paper for Peace.

 

·         Two Bronze Tellys, in the categories TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces—Documentary and TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces—Copywriting, go to “Savannah in the Civil War,” a feature-length documentary produced in 2012.

 

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

 

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work.  Entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit.  Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor.  Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly. 

 

Said Cosmos Mariner Productions President Michael Jordan, “It’s a great honor for our work to be recognized by the prestigious Telly Awards.  Each of the productions honored represents just one example of the high-quality work we strive to produce for all of our clients, as well as the accurate and enjoyable historical documentaries for which we’re known in the community.”

 

To find out more about the Telly Awards visit our website at www.tellyawards.com.

 

Cosmos Mariner Productions was founded in 2007 by historian and longtime Savannah journalist Michael Jordan.  Over the years, the company has produced numerous historical documentaries, and has grown to provide video production services for a wide range of nonprofit and corporate clients throughout the Savannah community and beyond.  You may learn more and see examples of Cosmos Mariner’s work at the company’s website, www.cosmosavannah.com.

 

Media inquiries should be directed to Michael Jordan, President of Cosmos Mariner Productions, at (912) 713-8411 or mj@cosmosavannah.com.

 

  

 
Michael L. Jordan, President
Cosmos Mariner Productions
304 Columbus Dr.
Savannah, GA  31405
 

Five Strategies for Busy Families to Stay Healthy by Paula Kreissler

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Five Strategies for Busy Families to Stay Healthy
by Paula Kreissler

Since the early 1970s, I’ve been interested in healthy living. I always like to talk about a book that I read called “Sugar Blues” that really made an impact on my life and made me realize we need to do things differently.

Currently, I serve as the Director of Healthy Living & Community Development at Healthy Savannah Initiative, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live, in association with YMCA of Coastal Georgia, and the President & CEO of Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. I also volunteer in a variety of positions in Savannah, including serving on the Savannah Chatham Food Policy Council.

1) I tell people that it all starts with making healthy choices in food and drink. There are a thousand resources out there about what is good for you and what is not and, there is conflicting data as well. You need to start by eating whole foods–foods that are fresh and local. Most of those, you want to be plants, and you want lots of green things. Greens are so important to your health.

2) Portion control is essential. We live in a city where food drives a lot of commerce. People come here to eat. We get too much food, we’re not exercising enough to burn those calories off, and the food we are eating does not always have the nutrients our bodies need.

3) Don’t try to do this alone. Whatever your family consists of, it’s important to do these things together. It starts with eating together as a family. It is really important, and good quality time being spent. It is taking the opportunity to make healthy choices as to what you are eating, but also doing it while spending quality with those you love.

4) Exercise is Vital. It is really simple: just walk for thirty minutes every day. Walking is the best exercise you can do. Find the time in your day to do it, and I encourage people to do it with their families or even your coworkers. The togetherness part of exercise is important, too. The significant improvement in that is making the healthy choices and doing it with people–being with them.

5) I believe in setting the example. When you adopt a healthy lifestyle in diet and exercise, and you’re sharing these activities with others, not only are you holding yourself accountable for your own commitment, you are encouraging health for those that you care about. Keep a smile on your face and laughter in your heart. It’s so important to be positive. If we have a smile on our face, someone else is going to smile, too.

ABOUT ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATIONAL SERIES
Paula Kreissler will speak on April 29, 2014 at the Encourage Health Educational Series from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. Enmark has sponsored with Healthy Savannah, the Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, and WJCL to present this premier series of five wellness lectures benefiting nonprofit organizations focused on Wellness. The benefiting charity for this lecture is Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia. Lunch and lecture tickets are $20. Checks for tickets should be made payable to Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia. To reserve your seat, www.enmarkenjoy.com

ABOUT GIRLS ON THE RUN OF COASTAL GEORGIA
Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia is a transformational learning program for girls ages 8 to 13. The program teaches life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. It culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. For more information, visit http://www.girlsontherun-ga.org/

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Enmark Stations to Sell Paper Icons in Support of The LLS’s Light the Night Walk

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Enmark Stations to Sell Paper Icons in Support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)’s Light the Night Walk during the Month of May

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations, Inc. has made a commitment to once again sell paper icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk. The paper icons will be sold in all stores from May 1-31.

The paper icons, which can be personalized with the donor’s name, can be purchased for $1 and will be displayed on surfaces inside the Enmark stations. The company has set an aggressive goal to raise $75,000 in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families. This is a $10,000 increase over the $65,000 they raised in this same campaign last year.

In addition to the paper icons sales, Enmark Stations will hold two Full-Service Fridays to raise funds for LLS. Full-Service Friday allows customers to pull into the Enmark Store, where members of the Enmark management team will be pumping gas for donations. Full-Service Fridays will take place from 4-6 pm on May 9 at 14000 Abercorn Expressway across from Savannah Mall and again at 3219 Skidaway Road from 4-6 pm on May 23.

“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is an organization that is very dear to me,” said Houstoun Demere, VP/General Manager of Enmark. “I lost my mother to leukemia when I was 6 and my sister was 8. It is in her memory and in support of all of those currently fighting leukemia and lymphoma that Enmark is proud to support LLS’ Light The Night Walk.”

Enmark was recently honored with a National Partner Award from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for their outstanding fundraising support in the 2013 Light The Night Walk campaign. In their first year, Enmark raised an incredible $65,648 to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. In Georgia, Light The Night’s fundraising efforts have grown to more than $2 million dollars at five walks across the state.

Savannah’s Light The Night Walk will take place on Friday, October 17 in Forsyth Park. During the event, walkers carry an illuminated balloon along the walk route. Cancer patients and survivors will carry white balloons as “lights of hope,” supporters carry red balloons and those walking in remembrance of someone carry gold balloons. For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/ga  or call 912-436-3280.

The Savannah Branch of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter hosts five major fundraising campaigns, a volunteer-driven Leadership Committee, a Patient Services Committee and a Patient Support Group. For more information on how to get involved with Savannah LLS, visit: www.lls.org/ga/savannah  or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/llssavannah .

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About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

The Georgia Chapter serves patients with a variety of programs including the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program, the Trish Greene Back to School program for children with cancer as well as financial assistance programs which last year provided over $1.45 million to patients statewide. Currently, the Georgia Chapter funds $2.75 million towards research grants in multi-year agreements with Emory Winship Cancer Institute. There were approximately 4,070 new diagnoses for blood cancer in Georgia in 2011. For more information on the Georgia chapter of LLS, please call 800-399-7312 or 404-720-7900 or visit www.lls.org/ga .

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, 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 .

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Savannah Toastmasters Speechcraft Graduates March 2014 Class of Professional Women

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Savannah Toastmasters Speechcraft Graduates March 2014 Class of Professional Women

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Toastmasters announces the graduation of the 2014 Savannah Speechcraft for Professional Women class. The 4-session course was developed by Toastmasters International to boost professional women’s communication skills.

Participants from business, law, education, and nonprofit organizations prepared and delivered three speeches during the workshop. Seasoned Toastmaster mentors instructed participants on communicating effectively, planning and delivering speeches, and impromptu speaking.

Marjorie Young, CEO of Carriage Trade PR, Inc. and lead sponsor of the course, said, “The supportive environment was a wonderful growth and development opportunity for Savannah’s professional women to achieve success in their professional, community, and personal lives by improving their communications skills with Speechcraft.”

Jessica Neeley, President of the Small Business Chamber of Toastmasters and chairperson of the course added, “The Toastmasters program has been beneficial to me on a professional level and on a personal level, through meeting other women and men who value professional development and community service.”

Sessions were held at The Creative Coast on York Street downtown Savannah. For information on upcoming Speechcraft courses, email savannahspeechcraft@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/savannahspeechcraft.

The Savannah area Toastmasters clubs that co-sponsored the Speechcraft course included: Savannah Club #705, Small Business Chamber Toastmasters, and Hostess City Toastmasters.

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Savannah Speechcraft for Professional Women Class of March 2014 and mentors. Pictured L to R: Marjorie Young, Beth Logan, Kelly Freeman, Candis Lott, Jessica Neeley, Carla-Mae Crookendale, Terri Todd, Silvia Cartagena, Anne Cordeiro, Joanne Morton, Jennifer McFarland, Julie Warner, Lauren Bordeaux, Cynthia Wright, and Brie Pawlak. 

About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 292,000 members in 14,300 clubs in 122 countries. The state of Georgia, District 14, is the largest district in the world. For information on Toastmasters International visitwww.toastmasters.org. Follow Toastmasters International on Twitter @Toastmasters.

Enmark Encourage Health Educational Series announces Paula Kreissler to Speak

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Enmark Encourage Health Educational Series announces Paula Kreissler to speak on ‘5 Strategies for Busy Families to Stay Healthy’

(SAVANNAH, GA) On April 29, Paula Kreissler will talk about ‘Five Strategies for Busy Families to Stay Healthy’ as the second of five lectures in the Enmark Encourage Health Educational Series 2014. Kreissler is President & CEO of Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. in Savannah, and the Director of Healthy Living & Community Development Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia. The selected charity for Kreissler’s lecture is Girls on the Run.

Kreissler will discuss how to make small habitual changes to transform your health. Her lecture will cover 5 topics, including: making healthy choices in food and drink, portion control, changing together, exercise is vital, and setting the example.

This Enmark Encourage Health presentation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah. Lunch and lecture tickets are $20. Checks should be made payable to the benefiting charity for this lecture; Girls on the Run. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/Encourage-Health-Educational-Series

Girls on the Run will also be raising funds on Saturday, April 26 at the Enmark Station located at 7406 Waters Ave from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this “Enmark Dollar Day” there will be opportunities for Girls on the Run to receive $1 for every car wash, $1 at their charity table and $1 donations will be accepted at the Enmark cash registers. For more information, contact Beth Aldrich, Executive Director of Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia at b.aldrich@girlsontherun-ga.org  or 912.349.1528

The next Enmark Encourage Health Educational Lecture will take place on Tuesday, June 24. John Bennett, Executive Director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, will detail ’Five Ways to Make Bicycling a Healthy Part of Your Daily Life.’ Proceeds for this lecture will go to the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. For more information, visit www.enmarkenjoy.com

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Enmark has partnered with Healthy Savannah, the Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WJCL to present this premier series of five wellness lectures benefiting local nonprofit organizations focused on Wellness. www.enmarkenjoy.com

Janet Boyden to coordinate new project for Bluffton Self Help

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Janet Boyden to coordinate new project for Bluffton Self Help to kick off in April

(BLUFFTON, S.C.) – Janet Boyden, a sales associate with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, will be the volunteer overseeing the new Bluffton Self Help project kicking off in April. 
“Janet Boyden is heading up a new and exciting initiative for Bluffton Self Help,” said Lili Coleman, executive director of Bluffton Self Help. “A group of 100 women will be invited to be a part of a special donor group for the purpose of empowering women/families to work toward self-reliance and independence.”

“These women each donate $100 annually and the funds support the mission of Bluffton Self Help including hosting two events that teach women how to dress, interview and secure sustainable employment,” Coleman explained. Other projects will be developed by these women such as quarterly networking opportunities to interact with other Great Women in our community.

“This is an opportunity for women in Bluffton to help other women,” Coleman said. “We want to show the Heart of Bluffton.” For more information on being one of the supporters, contact Lili Coleman at Bluffton Self Help by email (lili@blufftonselfhelp ) or by calling 843-757-8000.

For more than 25 years, Bluffton Self Help has been helping Bluffton area neighbors get back on their feet. Bluffton Self Help provides food, clothing and a wide variety of services such as short- term emergency financial assistance to working families in a documented crisis. Bluffton Self Help assists people in many other ways, including medical assistance and children’s programs. They also provide scholarships through the Mrs. Ida Martin Scholarship Program, named after the founder. Financial assistance for education is available to persons registered at a local college or a technical program who meet the scholarship guidelines.

“I like the fact they partner with other organizations – I think that’s part of their success,” Boyden said. “They help make other organizations successful.”
Boyden was astonished to learn that Bluffton Self Help has more than 125 involved volunteers, and that information confirmed she had found the right non-profit to help.

“To me, it just spoke volumes about how credible they are,” Boyden said. “For an organization to be able to attract that level of volunteer commitment – it’s just amazing to me.” She never found that level of commitment when she volunteered in Atlanta.
Boyden believes more people are open to volunteering once they find ways they can help.

“I’m a firm believer in helping the community,” Boyden said. “It’s a responsibility. We have to give back. You’ll also enjoy yourself more, because you really get to know the community better when you get involved and volunteer.”
Boyden works as a sales associate in the Bluffton office of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. She moved to Bluffton from Savannah, where she grew up as the daughter of custom homebuilder Bill Boyden. She spent much of her career in Atlanta, where she was named to the Atlanta Board of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club for five consecutive years. She also worked for more than 12 years as a consultant for various Fortune 400 and 500 companies, developing strategic partnerships with top executives throughout the country.

Boyden has dedicated time outside of work serving as a volunteer for her church, Compassion International and the Hope4Guatemala Mission.

For more information on Bluffton Self Help, visit www.blufftonselfhelp.org
Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region’s top property management departments. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 52 Calhoun St. in Bluffton, S.C.

For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty at (912) 234-3323 or visit www.celiadunnsir.com . To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.

Colonial Group, Inc. Unveils Subsidiary MaschioPack North America LLC

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Colonial Group, Inc. Unveils Subsidiary MaschioPack North America LLC to Enter US Intermediate Bulk Container Market

(SAVANNAH, GA) MaschioPack North America LLC has launched as a wholly owned subsidiary of Colonial Group, Inc., exclusively licensed by MaschioPack GmbH, to manufacture and sell Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC’s) throughout North America. Colonial Group, Inc. ranks #59 on Forbes list of America’s Largest Private Companies, and its newest venture is expected to create over fifty jobs, quite possibly in its home state of Georgia.

MaschioPack North America will start production in the 4th quarter of 2014, and their first plant will be located in the Southeastern United States, producing both 275 and 330 gallon IBC’s. Pete Brunn, who started in the industrial packaging industry in 1972, will lead MaschioPack North America as its Vice President and General Manager.

Robert H. Demere, Jr., President of Colonial Group remarked, “We knew after our first visit to Europe that we wanted to support MaschioPack’s drive to emerge as the world’s leading IBC producer. Mr. Maschio and his team focus on long-term results that maximize the customer’s experience, and they invest accordingly, just as we have since 1921.”

Mr. Maschio first began producing industrial packaging in 1972. He now has manufacturing plants in Germany, France, Spain, and Italy, and his product mix includes IBC’s, Drums and Jerry Cans. Always an engineer at heart, Mr. Maschio also designs proprietary manufacturing equipment and systems for blow molding and plastic applications. These complementary capabilities give MaschioPack unmatched efficiencies in producing high quality, innovative and cost effective industrial packaging.

Pietro Maschio, President of MaschioPack GmbH, said, “This alignment is a tremendous advance for MaschioPack’s global footprint, further expanding our ability to deliver the highest standards of quality, service and innovation to our customers across the Atlantic.” Maschio went on to credit the agreement as a “unique cultural alignment between two great family companies”. According to Brunn, who has previously worked with Mr. Maschio, the North American venture is well-positioned for growth. “Having spent most of my professional career in the IBC industry, I have never encountered a man more driven than Mr. Maschio to be the best in the eyes of the customer. Our goal is to build on that legacy, plain and simple.”

For additional information please contact: 
Mr. Giuseppe Trondo, 
MaschioPack GmbH
Sales & Marketing Director Europe. 
32-473-876-850

Peter Brunn,
MaschioPack North America
Vice President & General Manager 
844.888.4227 (office)
843.290.7811 (mobile)

About MaschioPack GmbH: 
MaschioPack GmbH produces 1000 liter Intermediate Bulk container (IBC) and 220 liter drums and smaller jerrycans (5 – 30L) made of high density polyethylene. MaschioPack GmbH has the experience and a knowledge of more than 35 years. This experience makes it possible to produce a range of high-quality packings for different sectors of industry such as chemistry or food for example. The name Maschio stands for quality, experience, flexibility, development and primarily for success. For more information on MaschioPack and its European subsidiaries please call 0049 2431 948 480 or visit www.maschiopack.de  .

About Colonial Group, Inc.:
A third generation family company founded in 1921, Colonial Group, Inc. (“Colonial Group”) is a diversified energy and port-related company, ranking #59 on Forbes List of America’s Largest Private companies with over 900 employees. Its history is rooted in the marketing, retailing, and distribution of petroleum products for the transportation, industrial, and marine applications. Over the years, its offerings have grown to include natural gas storage and marketing, liquid and dry bulk terminaling, retail fuel & ENMARK convenience stores, industrial chemical supply & distribution, and marine vessel safety and compliance consulting. For more information on Colonial Group, Inc., please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.colonialgroupinc.com .

Rotary Club of Savannah Awards 10 Programs with $1000 Grant

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah announces ten recipients have been selected for the Century Service Award, given in honor of the club’s 100th Anniversary.

The Century Service Award, comprised of ten $1,000 grants, is designed to provide funds for business enhancements. The selection committee received and reviewed 46 grant applications, and selected ten projects that aligned with the Rotary motto, “Service above Self”, and the 4-way test.

The Century Service Award recipients include: Bethesda Academy to create a Spanish program; Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy for new technology; Georgia Historical Society for video and software equipment to support the GHS School Tube site; Georgia Legal Services for new technology; Historic Savannah Foundation to supply the Hands on History program; Live Oak Public Libraries to build a Resume Completion Station; National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force to reprint books and update display cases; Savannah Speech and Hearing for new technology; Savannah Tree Foundation for new wheel barrows; and Telfair Museum of Art to install audio-visual overflow PA system in the Jepson Center Auditorium.

Projects will be fully funded with this grant.

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On January 5, 1914, the Rotary Club of Savannah met for the first time at the DeSoto Hotel. Founded by John S. Banks and a group of local businessmen, this was the second Rotary club established in Georgia. The nation’s first service club, Rotary began in Chicago in 1905 and promotes community and economic development projects at home and abroad. The Savannah club sponsored the formation of eight others around the state. Together, they championed local and regional developments including: completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia, and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has also supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication, and other global health initiatives. For more information of the Rotary Club of Savannah, visit http://www.savrotary.org/

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