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June 2014

Goodwill Savannah Earns Top Accreditation Status

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(SAVANNAH, Ga.) The Council on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF), recently reaccredited Goodwill of the Coastal Empire for its Community Employment Services, including Employment Supports and Job Development, Organizational Employment and Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation. The three-year accreditation awarded to Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is the highest mark of excellence offered by CARF, and is the 10th time Goodwill of the Coastal Empire has earned a three-year seal. www.goodwillsavannah.org

CARF accreditation is considered the hallmark of excellence for rehabilitation organizations throughout North America and other parts of the world. The widely-respected credential attests to a service provider’s commitment to continuous improvement of services, encourages consumer input in finding evidenced-based strategies to serve the community better. Accreditation guides service providers in best practices, thereby improving the quality of services and meeting internationally-recognized quality standards. Consumers, their families, and the public look for CARF accreditation as assurance that providers strive to offer the highest quality services.

By pursuing and achieving accreditation, Goodwill demonstrates that it meets the rigid international quality standards and is committed to pursuing excellence in providing quality services to persons with disabilities. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is a not for profit organization celebrating nearly 50 years of providing a full array of community employment and job search and placement programs for people with disabilities and barriers to employment in 33 counties of the Coastal Empire.

ABOUT GOODWILL OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE, INC.

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501©3 not-for-profit organization with nearly 50 years of service provision and 850 employees. Goodwill is dedicated to the mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. 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 . When community members donate, shop, or make a monetary contribution Goodwill is able to serve more individuals. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org . Find Goodwill Savannah on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow on Twitter: @SavGoodwill. Learn more about CARF Accreditation at: http://carf.org

GOODWILL OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE CONTACT:
Jan Bass, Director of Marketing
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
Phone 912-354-6611 ext. 10213
jbass@goodwillsavannah.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 2, 2014

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(EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA) Medient Studios, Inc. announced today that former New York Governor David Paterson has accepted his nomination to join the Board of Directors at Medient Studios (www.medient.com).

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Encourage Health Educational Series announces John Bennett to speak on ‘5 Ways to Make Bicycling a Healthy Part of Your Daily Life’ Tuesday, June 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from this lecture will go to the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. For more information, visit enmarkenjoy.com or RSVP at  http://bicyclecampaign.org/shop/enmark-encourage-health-educational-series/   

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lunch and Learn: "Wind Energy: Will it work for GA?"

Meeting is on  Friday, June 20, 2014 from 10am to 12 noon.

at Georgia Power headquarters, 28 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA. To RSVP contact  

The Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols: timothyechols@gmail.com 

https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/lunch-and-learn-wind-energy-will-it-work-for-ga-june-20-hosted-by-tim-echols-public-service-commissioner/   

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Morning News is pleased to announce the
Ruth’s Chris annual anniversary sale is underway. In celebration of 49 years of sizzle, Ruth’s Chris is offering $79 gift cards for just $49 now through June 8th. https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/the-savannah-morning-news-is-pleased-to-announce-the-ruths-chris-annual-anniversary-sale-is-underway/ 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Goodwill Awarded for Services to Veterans.
Recognized for Veteran Programs for Providing Education and Job Resources. http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/savannah-goodwill-awarded-for-services-to-veterans-recognized-for-veteran-programs-providing-education-and-job-resources/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Georgia Tech’s Underwater Robotics Summer Camp for Rising 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders starts July 28 and runs through August 1. Students will understand remote operated vehicle (ROV) principles, use underwater cameras to investigate underwater, and test their skills in the open air freshwater pond. Cost is $200. For more info contact: gtscamps@ceimsc.gatech.edu. RSVP at https://gtspeaks-ceismc.gatech.edu/jumppage   

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC Selects Holly Muhlhan for Summer Internship. http://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/cecilia-russo-marketing-llc-selects-holly-muhlhan-for-summer-internship-2/ 

 

(MASHABLE) 7 Tips for Surviving The Leap From Employee to Entrepreneur

http://mashable.com/2014/05/30/becoming-an-entrepreneur/  

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  4TH Annual 2014 Georgia Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow-
Clean Vehicle Display and Seminar on Friday, June 20, 2014, 2 to 5pm at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Panel discussion about the practicality of implementing alternative fuel transportation solutions and the benefits of swapping out fuel-guzzling gas and diesel vehicles for clean, domestically-produced fuels like natural gas, propane, electricity and biofuels. As municipal leaders, logistics managers and CFOs look for cost-saving solutions, clean fuel vehicles are factoring into their decisions. Cost is $29. RSVP: www.afvroadshow.com

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dermatologist Dr. Howington discussed five tips to prevent skin cancer, given at a free information session at her Low Country Dermatology office: http://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/learn-how-to-protect-your-skin-from-the-summer-sun-with-dr-corinne-howingtons-free-information-session-2/       

 

(EFFINGHAM, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces Effingham Camp Buddy Starting June 23. Proceeds from this camp will go to the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (www.ldssga.org). 

https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/the-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-is-hosting-their-annual-camp-buddy-summer-camp-in-effingham-county-this-educational-and-therapeutic-camp-starts-monday-june-23-and-ends-friday-june-27-at-rinco/

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) South University volunteers to set up IT Dept. at Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter in Savannah, Georgia http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/south-university-volunteers-to-set-up-it-dept-at-park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-in-savannah-georgia/   

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) SMART LUNCH lecture series presents Dr. Allen C. Amason, Dean of the College of Business at Georgia Southern University on Tuesday, June 3 at 11:30 am. His presentation challenges some long-held assumptions about competition and offers some thought provoking ideas about how to better manage competition. Talk held at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. RSVP is required – SBoaen@SavannahChamber.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) June 19 Panel Discussion on Building Your Art Collection. Held   
at the Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center for the Arts.  This panel discussion is free and open to the public . It will feature a discussion on art trends, basics of collecting art, understanding art for aesthetic value or as an investment, and even maintenance of art. For more information, visit www.arcsavannah.com 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Courtney Zechman Joins Low Country Dermatology. http://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/courtney-zechman-joins-low-country-dermatology-2/

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) A career that changes lives. 3 weeks, 200 hours – Intensive Yoga Teacher Training from July 25, 2014 to Aug. 17, 2014 at the Savannah Yoga Center: http://savannahyoga.com/teacher-training/200-hour-3-week-intensive/ 

  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Proclaims June 6th Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Day: https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/georgia-governor-nathan-deal-proclaims-june-6th-leukemia-lymphoma-awareness-day/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) have been nominated for the Georgia Music Awards in the Jazz category – vote for them here https://carolinamusicawards.wufoo.com/forms/ga-music-awards-ballot/ and help a hometown favorite win.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Know the ABCDE Rule to Recognize Melanoma Warning Signs:  http://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/know-the-abcde-rule-to-recognize-melanoma-warning-signs/   

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Coastal Center for Developmental Services on Thursday, June 5 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Wine Cellar for its monthly charity wine tasting benefit. Delicious appetizers and six wine tastings are included in the $15 per person or $25 per couple price. The Savannah Wine Cellar is located in the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn Street. For more information, call 912-644-7475.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Friday, June 20 businesses around the world will observe the 16th Annual Take Your Dog to Work Day: http://www.humanesocietysav.org/ or http://www.takeyourdog.com/Get-Involved/?utm_source=May-June+2014+Tattle+Tails-FINAL&utm_campaign=May-June+TT&utm_medium=email 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Rowan Wolfe announces the publication of Murder in the Park, the third book in a series of fact-based crime/military thrillers.
The story begins with the supposed suicide of an assistant legal counsel to the White House during the Clinton administration. To read more, go to http://www.rowanwolfe.com/read-an-excerpt/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enter Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty "Style that Room" contest to get professional help using your existing furniture and accessories in a budget friendly makeover. Participate by posting a picture of the room in your house on the Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty Facebook page and be entered to win a one-hour free decorating consultation from Visual Accents LLC Staging and Re-design (a $150 value). For the official rules, please visit:  www.celiadunnsir.com/style-room-contest-official-rules/    

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet brothers Benjamin and Jonathan, 2 kittens that need adopting. Rescued in April. Coastal Pet Rescue:

http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2014-c-010-benjamin/
 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees Leadership Lecture Series is on June 3rd, 2014 Keynote Speaker: Joel Zuckerman: STAYING ON COURSE: LIFE AND BUSINESS LESSONS FROM GOLF’S GREATEST CHAMPIONS. Cost for  NON MEMBERS $10.00 .  You can pay by clicking on  the link below or pay at the door. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KG7L4FZRUSTTC 5:30 pm networking, 6:00 pm dinner and program. 101 Atlas Street Savannah, GA 31405  

 

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Save the date! Saturday, July 12, 7 PM – 11:00 PM. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Great Savannah. Entertainment by "Girlfriends" and DJ Barri Marshall Dress is "Tybee Formal" Shirley Sessions at 912-695-0724
shirleysessions@gmail.com.  http://www.tybeefun.com/

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 1, 2014

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(AUGUSTA, GA) "Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals"The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and Augusta Magazine announce 10 of Augusta’s most outstanding young professionals. http://www.augustametrochamber.com/news/2014/05/30/press-release/chamber-announces-2014-top-10-in-10-young-professionals/ 


(AUGUSTA, GA) Friday, June 6 Noon at the Morris Museum of Art, Films on Friday: Of Mice and Men. Based on the famous novella by John Steinbeck, this 1939 film has achieved a reputation as an American masterpiece. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. FREE. www.themorris.org/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Joe Collier Experience performs at Sunset Music & Arts @ Heritage Pine Saturday, June 7, 7:30-9:30 pm.Heritage Pine pocket park (Pine Street between Laney Walker Blvd. and Florence Street).  More information at www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/blog/.

  

(AUGUSTA, GA) The second of three community meetings on the Laney Walker/ Bethlehem Heritage Trail will be held June 9, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the banquet hall of Beulah Grove Baptist Church, located at 1434 Poplar Street, Augusta. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/blog/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Looking for a brand new home close to downtown Augusta? Only a few homes remain available on Pine Street at Heritage Pine, Laney Walker/Bethlehem’s flagship development. See www.heritagepineaugusta.com for property listings or contact Team Kenley, Meybohm Realtors at 803.257.7264 or 706.664.2534.   


(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta, Inc. and the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History present "This Place Matters: Preserving Augusta’s African-American Communities" on June 20-21, 2014 at Williams Memorial CME Church and Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center.  This year’s focus is the Turpin Hill neighborhood.  The cost to participate is $15.  For more information or to reserve a space, call Historic Augusta at 706-724-0436 or the Lucy Craft Laney Museum at 706-724-3576.  


(AUGUSTA CHRONICLE) Dads, enter to win The Augusta Chronicle’s Father’s Day Contest. http://chronicle.augusta.com/fathers  

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta’s Paine College is the proud winner of the Home Depot "Retool Your School" Home Improvement Grant award of $10,000. Paine competed among 58 colleges to win this national award designed to promote preservation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the nation.  www.paine.edu

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Looking for a book club? Join Paine College’s Beautiful Minds Book Club this summer at the HEAL Complex.Open to the public and FREE. All are welcome. For more information contact Leadra Collins at 706-821-8322 or lcollins@paine.eduwww.paine.edu

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Canal Authority receives major grant to clean up Sibley Mill for future redevelopment. http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/200000-grant-to-clean-up-Sibley-Mill-for-future-redevelopment-261032441.html?ref=441 

 

 

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Underwater Robotics Camp, hosted by Georgia Tech-Savannah starting July 28

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Georgia Tech’s Underwater Robotics Summer Camp for Rising 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders Starts July 28 in Savannah

For Immediate Release

(SAVANNAH, GA – May 29, 2014) Dive into summer with the Underwater Robotics Camp, hosted by Georgia Tech-Savannah.

This week-long camp is scheduled for Monday, July 28 through Friday August 1, 2014.

Students in grades rising 6, 7, 8, and 9 are welcome to participate at the Georgia Tech Savannah campus for a week long immersion in underwater robotics and learning.

This highly-specialized camp is offered in conjunction with Dr. Fumin Zhang, Associate Professor, School of ECE, Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Carolyn Perry, program director for Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) and Georgia Institute of Technology’s doctoral student, Carol Young , who also graduated from Savannah Country Day School in 2006.

Students will understand remote operated vehicle (ROV) principles, use
underwater cameras to investigate underwater, and test their skills in the open air freshwater pond.

RSVP to https://gtspeaks-ceismc.gatech.edu/jumppage

Box lunch included daily.

CAMP COST: $200

Parent drop off begins at 8 am, Camp programming begins at 9 am.
Parent pick up begins at 3 pm and ends at 4 pm. There will be no extended day services.

On Friday, August 1 at 2pm, the parents and friends are invited to watch the Underwater Robotics Showcase Event starting at 2pm.

LOCATION OF CAMP
Georgia Tech Savannah
210 Technology Circle
Savannah, Georgia 31407

ABOUT CEISMC
The Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing(CEISMC) (pronounced like “seismic”) is a partnership uniting the Georgia Institute of Technology with educational groups, schools, corporations, and opinion leaders throughout the state of Georgia .
CEISMC ensures that K-12 students in Georgia receive the best possible preparation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as they seek their place in the modern world.

CEISMC is dedicated to the enhancement of STEM education in the schools based on the enormous scholarly accomplishments of GT faculty. CEISMC advocates and participates in efforts for systemic changes that lead to improved appreciation and performance in STEM for all students at the level of K-12, especially those under-represented in STEM education, and to disseminate best practices to districts and through scholarly works. https://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/about-ceismc

TO RSVP
https://gtspeaks-ceismc.gatech.edu/jumppage

FOR MORE INFO:
gtscamps@ceimsc.gatech.edu

“Wind Energy: Will it work for GA?” JUNE 20, hosted by Tim Echols, Public Service Commissioner

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Lunch and Learn: “Wind Energy: Will it work for GA?” JUNE 20, hosted by Tim Echols, Public Service Commissioner

WHAT: Lunch and Learn: “Wind Energy: Will it work for GA?”

WHO: Representatives from GA Power, Department of Natural Resources, GA Tech, Georgia Public Service Commission and others who will speak about technology, cost and what the future might look like.

WHEN: Friday, June 20, 2014 from 10am to 12 noon.

WHERE: Georgia Power headquarters, 28 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA.

WHY: It is an informational meeting for people and companies interested in the future of wind energy.

HOSTED BY: Tim Echols, Public Service Commissioner

FOR MORE INFO AND TO RSVP: Tim Echols: timothyechols@gmail.com

RSVP: Lunch will be served there. Please RSVP if you plan to attend so we can order food accurately. timothyechols@gmail.com

COST: Free

4TH Annual 2014 Georgia Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow-June 20 in Savannah

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4TH Annual 2014 Georgia Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow-June 20 in Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: 4TH Annual 2014 Georgia Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow-
Clean Vehicle Display and Seminar

WHEN: Friday, June 20, 2014, 2 to 5pm.

WHO: This presentation will feature Public Service Commissioner Tim
Echols, and representatives from Georgia Power, AGL, Municipal Gas
Authority, NISSAN, EFACEC-EV Chargers, FlexFuel Awareness Campaign,
Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) and others

WHY: Panel discussion about the practicality of implementing alternative
fuel transportation solutions and the benefits of swapping out
fuel-guzzling gas and diesel vehicles for clean, domestically-produced
fuels like natural gas, propane, electricity and biofuels.

As municipal leaders, logistics managers and CFOs look for cost-saving
solutions, clean fuel vehicles are factoring into their decisions. From
sanitation trucks and transit vehicles to commuter cars and light trucks,
it makes more sense than ever to evaluate alternative fueled vehicles.

WHERE: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center 1 International
Drive, 31402

COST: This event is part of the Georgia Municipal Association Convention,
cost is $29.00 NOTE: If you are seeking continuing education credit for this seminar, you must register through Georgia Municipal Association

RSVP: www.afvroadshow.com