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March 2014

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, MARCH 24, 2014

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(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) 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.    

 

(INC) The Secret to getting Noticed on Linkedin: http://www.inc.com/rene-siegel/one-simple-way-to-beef-up-your-linkedin-profile.html 

 

(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  

 

(CHARLESTON, SC) Shore Development and Construction, LLC has announced today that it has been engaged by Medient Studios (OTCQB:MDNT) and contracted as the construction manager for the Medient Studioplex which is located in Effingham County, Georgia. The project which will be comprised of four phases includes: 2 million square feet of sound studio, offices, outdoor entertainment venues and onsite lodging and housing.
Upon its completion, the project will include the largest soundstage in the world. http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140320-913504.html  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 25 Cedar View Dr. in Savannah, a 5 bedroom/ 6 1/2 bath home priced at $1,295,000. The agents can be reached at 912.272.9711 for Carolyn or 912.272.3250 for Lavinia. For more information on this property, visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/25-cedar-view-drive/  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dedicated wireless connectivity from Wright Security Systems, Inc. gives protection even if the phone line is cut, the Internet goes down or the security panel is damaged. The wireless technology will operate for 24 hours on back-up battery power, keeping the property secure during a power outage. For more information, contact Noel Wright at 912.354.2692  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue offers thanks to all who donated food; the supplies provided for three animal foster homes. Please continue to send food donations to Lisa Scarbrough at 2391 Downing Ave., Savannah, GA 31404-3925. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. For more information, visit http://amzn.com/w/3D0NUTZN4OJX3 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Midtown Miracle Community Garden Ribbon Cutting featuring Mayor Edna Jackson Mon.,3/31/14 at 11:30 at the MMCGarden, Abercorn and E 64th Street 31405. Bring produce and protein products to donate to Second Harvest. Lite reception provided by Jamie Deen of the Lady & Sons. Free parking available three blocks away provided by the JEA RSVP MStarArts.org/Midtown Miracle.html or FB@Midtown Miracle Community Garden or MStarArts@gmail.com 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Wins ‘Best in Category’ in Franchisee Satisfaction for Seventh Consecutive Year in Franchise Business Review Ranking  ARTICLE 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Rich Electronics Announces XplorerBoard a KickStarter Project Incorporating Arduino https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1576747460/portable-dual-arduino-micro-xplorerboard   

 

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

 

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Donal, an 8 week old Golden Retriever/American Bulldog/Hound Mix. Donal is a male, who was turned over for adoption because his family just had a baby themselves. All shots are current. To apply for the adoption of Donal, visit

http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2014-d-036-donal/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bernard Williams & Company recently announced the addition of Account Executive, Ryan Gibson. Gibson will handle Commercial Property and Casualty accounts, including both new and renewal business. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1475&Itemid=16

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of National Youth Art Month (YAM), the Savannah Mall will showcase 34 artwork panels created by local youth. Unveiling March 1, the displays will feature creative works from students in Chatham County public schools. YAM is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children, and to encourage support for quality school art programs. This year’s theme is "Folk Art on my Mind." For more information, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com


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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, MARCH 23, 2014

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(AUGUSTA, GA)  SNSA at Phinizy Swamp participated in Cabela’s Grand Opening. See Cabela’s Phinizy Swamp permanent feature wall.  http://naturalsciencesacademy.org/2014/03/14/cabelas/

(AUGUSTA, GA) Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell’s article, "Heart of the Community," in the March 2014 issue of Augusta Magazine captures the rich cultural, and economic history of the Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. www.augustamagazine.com/Augusta-Magazine/February-March-2014-1/Heart-of-the-Community/

(AUGUSTA, GA) Photos of Cabela’s, over 2500 folks waited in line for the grand opening last week.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/slideshow/2014-03-20/cabelas-grand-opening#slide-1

(AUGUSTA, GA)  Registration open for annual Swamp Stomp 5k & 10k at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.  Register early and receive a t-shirt.  http://naturalsciencesacademy.org/2014/03/14/swamp-stomp-5k-10k/
 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Paine College Competes with 64 HBCUs to Win a Home Depot Renovation Grant. You can help Paine win: Voting is just a click away! www.retoolyourschool.com/vote-now/.  Vote early. Vote daily. Vote often. Funds will be used to weatherize student residence halls to enhance efficiency and cost-effective energy conservation. Hurry! Voting ends April 14th.

(AUGUSTA, GA)  Recycled Art Competition to take place at this year’s Earth Day celebration sponsored by Augusta, GA, GRU and SNSA Phinizy.  Free entry with prizes for each age category. http://naturalsciencesacademy.org/2014/03/14/recycled-art-competition/

(AUGUSTA, GA) Looking to move to intown Augusta? Phase I of Heritage Pine, Laney Walker/Bethlehem’s flagship development, is almost sold out. Contact Shawn Edwards, 706.821.4267 or SEdwards@augustaga.gov for home ownership opportunities. www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Georgia Regents University Cancer Center director, Dr. Samir N. Khleif, has been named to the National Academies of sciences’ Institute of Medicine National Cancer Policy Forum. www.gru.edu/

(AUGUSTA, GA) Coming up at the Morris Museum of Art: Exhibition Opening, "Generations: Turned Bowls by Ed, Philip, and Matt Moulthrop," Thursday, March 27 at 6PM. Also at the Morris: Southern Circuit Film Series, "The Winding Stream: The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music," Tuesday, April 1 at 6PM.  www.themorris.org/

(AUGUSTA, GA) Sunset Music & Arts at Heritage Pine (formerly Jazz on Pine) returns to Laney Walker/Bethlehem first Saturdays, March-November 2014. Join us Saturday, April 5 for the Matthew Davis Band, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Heritage Pine pocket park (Pine Street between Laney Walker Blvd. and Florence Street). www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/blog/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History’s Annual Master’s Golf Camp, Tuesday, April 8th -Wednesday, April 9th from 9AM- 1PM, is the perfect time for a child you know to learn about golf! Please call 706.724.3576 for additional information or visit http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/ for camp applications.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Happy Birthday Miss Laney! LCLM dedicates April’s Senior Luncheon to the birth of Augusta legend Lucy Craft Laney. Come celebrate the life and legacy of Augusta’s most beloved educator on Wednesday, April 16th from 11:30AM -1PM. Admission is $10. Call 706.724.3576 to reserve your seat.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The 30901 Development Corporation VITA/TCE Tax Site will provide free income tax preparation at the Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way, Augusta. There is no fee for this service. Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. by appointment only. Walk-ins Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Call 706-722-4999 for an appointment.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Canal’s spring schedule features new Pedal into the Past bicycle events, musical performers, and canal discovery walks. For a complete schedule of events and programs, visit http://www.augustacanal.com/.

 

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(MISSION:PR) April 1, 2014 from noon to 1pm, Complimentary PR class online by Marjorie Young, ‘What to do in a media crisis situation – Crisis PR 101’ RSVP marjorie@carriagetradepr.com.

(AUGUSTA / SAVANNAH) This March Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is celebrating 19 years in business. Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young, to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online through reputation management strategies.  www.carriagetradepr.com. Read more..http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2013-12-30/carriage-trade-pr-2013-small-business-year#.Uy9hcl7TZZs

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, MARCH 16, 2014

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Wins ‘Best in Category’ in Franchisee Satisfaction for Seventh Consecutive Year in Franchise Business Review Ranking  ARTICLE 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Rich Electronics Announces XplorerBoard a KickStarter Project Incorporating Arduino https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1576747460/portable-dual-arduino-micro-xplorerboard  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Party at Blick Art Supply Gallery March 28 – 6-8PM party with music, food, and a some conversation about ‘What’s Next’ for Savannah Rocks! https://www.facebook.com/groups/465286180185853/permalink/646881812026288/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Creative Coast announces the TEDxCreativeCoast Sessions will take place Friday, May 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jepson Center, located at 207 West York Street. Speaker Applications and Nominations due March 24th:
http://www.thecreativecoast.org/programs/tedxcreativecoast/ 

    

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 35th annual Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America’s Dodd Family Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Club at Savannah Harbor. All funds raised will benefit the Scoutreach program for low income inner city youth. For more information, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/35th-annual-golf-tournament-to-benefit-boy-scouts/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wright Security Systems’ Energy Management services allows you to remotely adjust lights and thermostats and set energy saving Smart Schedules to fit your lifestyle. Stop wasting energy and start taking control of your energy bills. Contact Noel Wright at 912.354.2692 for more information.

 

(MASHABLE) 14 Google Tools You Didn’t Know Existed http://mashable.com/2013/07/05/google-tools/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) At the 17th annual Georgia Organics conference, Teri Schell received the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award for her leadership in Georgia’s sustainable farming and food movement. She helped found the Forsyth Farmers’ Market and is co-chair of the recently formed Savannah Chatham Food Policy Council. For more information, visit http://savannahnow.com/news/2014-02-24/savannah-local-food-leader-honored#.UyJPrfldWap 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Financial Education Services will sponsor four free financial Education Seminars on March 26 – 27, 2014. Locations for these seminars are Wednesday, March 26th – 7:00P.M. at Second Bethlehem Baptist Church (2501 Waters Avenue) and Thursday, March 27th – 5:00P.M., 6:00P.M. & 7:00P.M. at the Hilton Garden Inn. For additional information, please call (912) 232-6048 or (301) 213-6212.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet March 22, 10:30am at the Lewis Pavilion and Cancer Center, 225 Candler Drive, 2nd floor, room 203. Robert W. Bush, Senior Staff Attorney at Georgia Legal Services, will discuss "Managing Expectations: Important Legal Documents." Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information call 912-927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2014 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award recipient is Cynthia Hayes, Executive Director of Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON). Hayes received the award for the impact her work has had on the network of African-American farmers dedicated to using sustainable growing practices. For more information, visit http://www.jamesbeard.org/awards/leadership/cynthia-hayes 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Donal, an 8 week old Golden Retriever/American Bulldog/Hound Mix. Donal is a male, who was turned over for adoption. All shots are current. To apply for the adoption of Donal, visit

http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2014-d-036-donal/

(MASHABLE) You’re Not Crazy: Google Search Results Look a Little Different  http://mashable.com/2014/03/11/google-search-results-redesign/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 1020 Wilmington Island Road, Savannah, Ga., a 4 bedroom/ 4 1/2 bath home priced at $1,650,000. This property has a guest cottage above 3 car garage with 3 bedroom/ 3 bath, and a private dock with new boat hoist and floating dock. For more information on this property, visit http://celiadunnsir.com/savannah/idx/mls-120438-1020_wilmington_island_road_savannah_ga_31410

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Celebration of Love event, held Friday, Feb. 7, raised $48,500 to benefit The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter and its Street Team program for local youth. The money raised will be used to pay for 356 days of services for the children of the shelter. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1474&Itemid=16

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bernard Williams & Company recently announced the addition of Account Executive, Ryan Gibson. Gibson will handle Commercial Property and Casualty accounts, including both new and renewal business. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1475&Itemid=16

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce that Stephen Wheelock has joined the company as the new chief financial officer. In his new role, Wheelock will be responsible for overseeing the financial activities of Goodwill of the Coastal Empire including: financial planning, monitoring cash flow, analyzing financial strengths and weaknesses, and suggesting plans for improvement. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1476&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is happy to announce Joe Marchese will serve as the new 2014-2015 President of the LDSS. The 2014-2015 Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Officers consists of: Allyson Harvin, Vice President; Brian Hussey, Treasurer; Traci Shreck, Secretary. LDSS also welcomes Harris Marin, newly elected Board of Director Member, and Attorney with Bouhan Falligant LLP. The 2014-2015 LDSS Board of Directors consist of: John Bogardus, Jamie Deen, Wendy Fears, Allyson Harvin, Brian Hussey, Harris Martin, Joe Marchese, Kristin Nyce, Kevin Sheehan and Dr. Ben Spitalnick. For more information, contact Brian Hussey at bhussey@firstchatham.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter announces that Kenneth J. Brown has joined the organization as coordinator of the Street Outreach Program. Brown has spent more than two decades working in the social services field, most recently as a residential case manager at AmericanWork, Inc. and as a houseparent at Park Place Outreach. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1477&Itemid=16  

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) A 42,000-square-foot Augusta location scheduled to open March 20 is Cabela’s first in Georgia.   http://www.cabelas.com/

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of National Youth Art Month (YAM), the Savannah Mall will showcase 34 artwork panels created by local youth. Unveiling March 1, the displays will feature creative works from students in Chatham County public schools. YAM is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children, and to encourage support for quality school art programs. This year’s theme is "Folk Art on my Mind." For more information, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com


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Rich Electronics Announces XplorerBoard a KickStarter Project Incorporating Arduino

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Rich Electronics Announces XplorerBoard a KickStarter Project Incorporating Arduino

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jason Rich introduces the KickStarter project “XplorerBoard”, a modern day electronics kit featuring Arduino.

The Arduino is considered one of the the most popular and easiest to use microcontroller on the DIY-Maker market. It allows users to learn basic computer code to control hardware projects, and runs on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux Operating systems.

The Xplorerboard also includes a multitude of components that allow users to create just about any electronics project they can dream up.  It’s perfect for students and adults, who are interested in electronics and robotics. The Xplorerboard is also a great resource for schools with its portability, plug and play usability and included tutorials.

"I’m committed to building electronics in the United States.  My KickStarter goal is to raise enough capital to purchase the manufacturing equipment required to produce the Xplorerboard in Savannah, Georgia," says Rich. "I’m equally excited to get it on the market and into student’s hands to inspire the next generation of Engineers."

Rich began his career as an Electrical Engineer by opening a Software Development firm. He wrote one of the first E-Commerce platforms for small to mid-sized businesses who used FrontPage or Dreamweaver for Web Development.


Check out his video presentation and the XplorerBoard on KickStarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1576747460/portable-dual-arduino-micro-xplorerboard

 

About Rich Electronics: 

Rich Electronics is the Electronics Manufacturing division of Rich Media Technologies, Inc. Rich Media Technologies has been incorporated since April 1997, with a portfolio of banking and e-commerce software. Originally Incorporated in Englewood, Colorado, Rich Media Technologies relocated to Savannah, GA in 2005.  www.richelectronics.com

 

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Wins ‘Best in Category’ in Franchise Business Review Ranking

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Wins ‘Best in Category’ in Franchise Business Review Ranking

(MADISON, N.J.) Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it won Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the seventh year in a row.

The Best in Category award measures franchisee satisfaction with their franchisors and is part of the 9th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards presented by Franchise Business Review. In addition to its real estate ranking, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand also came in third overall among the Top 50 “Systems with 250 or more units,” which is a ranking of all franchise systems across all categories with more than 250 locations.

“We are very proud to receive this distinction for the seventh year in a row as it demonstrates that we are providing our network members with quality service and valuable tools and resources,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Our goal is always to help our network achieve greater levels of success. This award is so important to us because it is measured by input from our most important asset: our affiliates.”

Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 26,000 franchisees from more than 350 leading systems for the annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Franchises were evaluated in five areas: training and support, franchise system, franchisor/franchisee relations, financial opportunity and overall satisfaction. Additionally, demographic and lifestyle questions gave a 360-degree view of the franchise ownership experience. Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. For a complete list of this year’s award winners, go to www.FBR50.com.

“The Sotheby’s International Realty brand has been No. 1 in our Real Estate category since they began surveying in 2008,” said Franchise Business Review president Michelle Rowan. “Their leadership is highly focused on the success of their franchisees, and it shows, year after year, in the culture of the company and the satisfaction of their agents.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 14,500 sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide. Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the network’s brokers and clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC 175 Park Avenue Madison, NJ 07940

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com .

CONTACT
Jennifer Zimmerman
Director, Public Relations and Communications Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC 175 Park Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 407-6375

Jennifer.Zimmerman@sothebysrealty.com

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Cabela’s Prepares for Grand Opening of Augusta Store

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SIDNEY, Neb. (March 13, 2014) Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the grand opening of its Augusta store – the company’s first Georgia location – with a weekend-long celebration featuring special guests, giveaways, family events and more.

Grand opening weekend gets underway at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 20 with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cabela’s executives, including Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner. The ribbon will then be cut by an arrow shot from a bow – marking the official opening of Cabela’s 51st store across North America.  

Special appearances will include Babe Winkelman, Cabela’s Ambassador, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23; Phil King, Cabela’s Pro Staffer, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; and Trevon Stoltzfus, Cabela’s Ambassador, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Cabela’s also will offer giveaways throughout the weekend. The first 500 customers through the door Thursday will receive a Cabela’s gift card valued between $5 and $250. The first 50 Friday will receive a Cabela’s utility bag valued at $14.99. The first 50 Saturday will receive a Cabela’s cap valued at $14.99. And Sunday, the first 50 will receive a Cabela’s gift card valued between $5 and $100. Additionally, customers 18 years and older will have a chance to enter to win a $1,000 Cabela’s shopping spree throughout the weekend.

A variety of activities for the entire family will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, including archery lessons and demonstrations and activities hosted by Fort Gordon and Boy Scouts of America, among other groups.

The 42,000-square-feet Augusta store is located at 833 Cabela Drive on the south side of I-20 at Riverwatch Parkway in the Village at Riverwatch development. To contact the store, call (762) 444-6500. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For additional information, visit www.cabelas.com/augusta .

About Cabela’s Incorporated

Cabela’s Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world’s largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company’s founding in 1961, Cabela’s® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter®. Through Cabela’s growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela’s also issues the Cabela’s CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Cabela’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CAB”.

 

  • Media Session and Photo Opportunity *

Cabela’s will open the doors of its new Augusta location to media early Thursday morning, before the store officially opens to the public at 11 a.m., to accommodate morning shows, live feeds, early interviews and other requests. If planning to arrive early, or to receive additional information, please contact Marjorie Young, 912.844.9990, marjorie@carriagetradepr.com by Wednesday, March 19.

Media Contact:
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

912-844-9990 

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) Calling for Stories

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is calling for stories and tips from families with children with different abilities. LDSS hopes to collect 25 stories that will be published in a book to be sold online. The goal of this project is create a resource for parents and families to learn from each others’ experiences. There are no limitations set on the length of the stories submitted, but entries should include the writer’s full name, a photo to accompany the story, information on your child, and words of wisdom to other families that have a child with Down Syndrome. Stories ideas might include: the diagnosis of Down Syndrome in utero or at birth, what to expect and when, tips on traveling, enrolling in school, immersion, reading, motor skills, health tips, play time, and words of encouragement. All proceeds from ebook sales will benefit the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. Share your story in hopes to help other families on their journey. Please send story submissions to savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com  by March 31.

Jamie Deen to Emcee Fifth Annual Night of Champions Sponsored by the LDSS

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah restaurateur and TV personality star Jamie Deen will Emcee the Fifth Annual Night of Champions Sponsored by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) on Thursday, May 1, at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort & Spa.

Savannah’s own Jamie Deen, TV personality and best-selling cookbook author, will return as emcee for this inspiring evening celebrating differently abled adults who are employed, contributing members of our community. Deen, who sits on the LDSS Board, is a strong advocate for hiring those with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.

“Being a champion of change for these wonderful differently-abled folks is very easy, actually. They are just like you and me, wanting to be accepted and longing to contribute in a real way by being excellent employees,” Deen said. “It’s a privilege to work with individuals who are so upbeat and dedicated to their job. I’m proud to be asked to emcee the Night of Champions and look forward to sharing an incredible evening with my LDSS friends and supporters!” he added.

The 2014 Night of Champions is being held in the Grand Ballroom at Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa and the 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

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

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Looking to move to intown Augusta? Phase I of Heritage Pine, Laney Walker/Bethlehem’s flagship development, is almost sold out. Contact Shawn Edwards, Augusta HCD Department, 706.821.4267 orSEdwards@augustaga.govfor home ownership opportunities. www.heritagepineaugusta.com 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) A 42,000-square-foot Augusta location scheduled to open March 20 is Cabela’s first in Georgia.    http://www.cabelas.com/  

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Sunset Music & Arts at Heritage Pine (formerly Jazz on Pine) returns to Laney Walker/Bethlehem first Saturdays, March-November 2014. Seehttp://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/blog/ for lineup, schedule, and location. Sunset Music & Arts at Heritage Pine is presented by Garden City Jazz and the City of Augusta.

  

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Garden City Jazz is seeking a few good artists-music, visual, performance-for Sunset Music & Arts at Heritage Pine. Contactinfo@gardencityjazz.com 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Canal Authority’s spring schedule features new Pedal into the Past bicycle events, musical performers, and canal discovery walks. For a complete schedule of events and programs, visit http://www.augustacanal.com/.

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Join Historic Augusta for its Preservation for Profit workshop and learn how investment in a historic building makes good financial sense. Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the Joseph R. Lamar Boyhood Home, 415 Seventh Street, Augusta. Free for Historic Augusta members; $30 for non-members. Continuing Ed credits available for real estate agents. To register or for more information, contact Historic Augusta at (706) 724-0436 or visit www.historicaugusta.org.

  

(WJBF) A Call to All Who Love the Outdoors: A Sneak Peek of Cabela’s in Augusta.  http://www.wjbf.com/story/24908692/a-call-to-all-who-love-the-outdoors-a-sneak-peek-of-cabelas-in-augusta  

  

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Market at The River starts up March 15 and continues every Saturday through December 6. In preparation for Opening Day, organizers invite farmers, artists, crafters, musicians, performing artists and organizations to participate. Call 706-627-0128 or visit www.theaugustamarket.com for performance and/or partnership opportunities.

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 4 Wylly Island Drive in Savannah, a 4 bedroom/ 3 1/2 bath home priced at $949,000. For more information on this property, visit http://celiadunnsir.com/savannah/idx/mls-119352-4_wylly_island_drive_savannah_ga_31406

 (MISSION:PR) APRIL 1, 2014 * What to do in a media crisis situation – Crisis PR 101 – 12-1 online / Complimentary. RSVP at marjorie@carriagetradepr.com  

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Celebration of Love event, held Friday, Feb. 7, raised $48,500 to benefit The Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter and its Street Team program for local youth. The money raised will be used to pay for 356 days of services for the children of the shelter. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1474&Itemid=16

SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 4 Wylly Island Drive in Savannah, a 4 bedroom/ 3 1/2 bath home priced at $949,000. For more information on this property, visit http://celiadunnsir.com/savannah/idx/mls-119352-4_wylly_island_drive_savannah_ga_31406

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chatham Area Transit announced the St. Patrick’s Day shuttle service will operate from three locations: Garden City, Whitemarsh Island and Savannah Mall. For more information, visit http://savannahnow.com/st-patricks-day/2014-03-06/cat-releases-st-patrick-s-day-schedule#.UxjcHfldWao 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bernard Williams & Company recently announced the addition of Account Executive, Ryan Gibson. Gibson will handle Commercial Property and Casualty accounts, including both new and renewal business. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1475&Itemid=16

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce that Stephen Wheelock has joined the company as the new chief financial officer. In his new role, Wheelock will be responsible for overseeing the financial activities of Goodwill of the Coastal Empire including: financial planning, monitoring cash flow, analyzing financial strengths and weaknesses, and suggesting plans for improvement. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1476&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lisa Wald Chappell has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as a sales associate. Lisa is a graduate of Auburn University. An avid runner, Lisa is married with two teen children. She volunteers at her children’s school and various local charities. She is a member of Christ Church Episcopal. For more information, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/lisa-wald-chappell-joins-celia-dunn-sothebys-international-realty/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wright Security Systems, Inc. integrated their technology with an app, allowing you to check in on your property while at work or on vacation, arm or disarm the system remotely, turn the lights on or off, adjust the thermostat, view live video and send commands to your security system from your smartphone or mobile device. Contact Noel Wright at 912.354.2692 for more information.

(SAVANNAH, GA.) The Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Okefenokee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America have announced that they are combining forces to form a new Coastal Georgia Council. Merger of the two Councils will enhance Scouting in the region by strengthening programs and better utilizing each Council’s resources, making the new larger Council the premiere Scouting organization in this area. For more information, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/merger-confirmed-for-neighboring-boy-scout-councils/

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SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE presents a thought provoking business lecture entitled “Adding L-I-F-E To Your Business”. The event will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty St. Savannah from 11:30 to 1:00 Wednesday, March 26,2014. Our expert speaker is noted Savannah attorney, Howard Spiva. There is no charge for the presentation, but attendees are requested to bring a lunch. RSVP by calling the SCORE office at (912)-652-4335.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America recognized outstanding community leaders and volunteers at the annual Silver Beaver Banquet on Saturday, February 22, 2014. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/coastal-georgia-council-announces-annual-boy-scout-volunteer-awards/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Kalina, a 3 year old Husky/Corgi Mix who was surrendered due to a divorce. Kalina is a medium sized, highly energetic female, and friendly with other dogs and children. All shots are current, and Kalina is neutered, microchipped, and housebroken. To apply for the adoption of Kalina, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2014-d-037-kalina/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter announces that Kenneth J. Brown has joined the organization as coordinator of the Street Outreach Program. Brown has spent more than two decades working in the social services field, most recently as a residential case manager at AmericanWork, Inc. and as a houseparent at Park Place Outreach. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1477&Itemid=16  

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) A 42,000-square-foot Augusta location scheduled to open March 20 is Cabela’s first in Georgia.   http://www.cabelas.com/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Creative Coast announces the TEDxCreativeCoast Sessions will take place Friday, May 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jepson Center, located at 207 West York Street.  Anyone interested in speaking  is asked to contact Charisse at 912.447.8457 or charisse@thecreativecoast.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is calling for stories and tips from families with children with different abilities. LDSS hopes to collect 25 stories that will be published in a book. The goal of this project is create a resource for parents and families to learn from each others’ experiences. There are no limitations set on the length of the stories submitted, but entries should include the writer’s full name, a photo to accompany the story, information on your child, and words of wisdom to other families that have a child with Down Syndrome.  All proceeds from ebook sales will benefit the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. Share your story in hopes to help other families on their journey. Please send story submissions to savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com by March 31.

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of National Youth Art Month (YAM), the Savannah Mall will showcase 34 artwork panels created by local youth. Unveiling March 1, the displays will feature creative works from students in Chatham County public schools. YAM is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children, and to encourage support for quality school art programs. This year’s theme is “Folk Art on my Mind.” For more information, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Wednesday, March 5, the inaugural Mission:PR Intern and Nonprofit MIXER offered a chance for students to meet representatives from a number of nonprofit agencies in the hopes of developing an internship for the upcoming semester. More than 30 students attended, and were matched with 30 nonprofits from Savannah. For more information on the results, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/the-missionpr-intern-and-nonprofit-mixer-matched-30-local-nonprofit-organizations-with-students-from-gsu-and-ssu/

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