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ApartmentSavannah.com, which is owned by Kole Management Acquires Carriage House Apartments

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ApartmentSavannah.com, which is owned by Kole Management Acquires Carriage House Apartments

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management, a Savannah-based apartment management company, has acquired Carriage House Apartments, a 144-unit apartment community located at 125 Tibet Ave. Kole Management now owns and operates 12 apartment communities comprising approximately 1,900 total units.

“We are delighted to acquire Carriage House,” said Kole Management President Jeff Kole. “ It is a well maintained and upgraded property with nice landscaping, and is a perfect complement to our Southside Savannah properties of Timberland, Edgewater Trace, Windsor Arms and Ridgewood.” Complete information about these properties is available at Kole Management’s Web site, www.apartmentsavannah.com.

Located between Savannah’s two malls, Carriage House Apartments features large living rooms, private front and back porches/patios, washer/dryer connections and new black appliances. The property offers amenities such as an Olympic-size swimming pool and sundeck, pest control, trash pickup, and 24/7 emergency maintenance. Carriage House Apartments is pet friendly. For more information on floor plans and availability, visit http://www.carriagehousesavannah.com/

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ABOUT KOLE MANAGEMENT

Kole Management Company, the largest apartment management firm in the Savannah area, owns and operates 12 apartment communities in Savannah and surrounding areas, comprising more than 1,900 units. Residents of Kole Management apartment communities enjoy many benefits, including the ability to pay rent and request work orders online. The company employs more than 40 maintenance, management and leasing personnel, all of whom are local and able to assist residents with their immediate needs. In addition to managing the apartment communities, Kole Management owns and operates six warehouse distribution facilities in the Savannah area. For more information on Kole Management, please visit www.apartmentsavannah.com  or www.KoleMC.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Jeff Kole
Kole Management Co.
Ph: 912.232.3555, ext. #13 
Fax: 912.495.9100
Jkole@kolemc.com
1719 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA. 31401
www.KoleMC.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

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Enmark Stations Raises $1000 for Savannah Bicycle Campaign

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Enmark Stations Raises $1000 for Savannah Bicycle Campaign

(SAVANNAH, GA) Matching proceeds raised from John Bennett’s “5 Ways to Make Bicycling a Healthy Part of Your Daily Life”, the third of five lectures in the Enmark Encourage Health Education Series 2014, Enmark Stations raised $1000 for Savannah Bicycle Campaign, a nonprofit organization working to build a better Savannah through bicycling.

Enmark presented the check to John Bennett, Executive Director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign at the forth Enmark Encourage Health Educational Lecture on Tuesday, August 26.

“Support of this kind is tremendously important as we seek to meet the needs of Savannah’s growing cycling population and harness the numerous and significant benefits that bicycling brings to our community," said Bennett, “The generous donation from Enmark will be used to continue and expand our efforts to encourage people to make bicycling a healthy part of their daily lives and to educate cyclists and drivers on best practices for safely sharing our streets.”

Enmark partnered with Healthy Savannah, the Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, WJCL and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9 to present this premier series of five wellness lectures benefiting local nonprofit organizations focused on wellness.

The Encourage Health Educational Series happens on the last Tuesday of the months of February, April, June, August and October. The series features presentations from the area’s most respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. The next Encourage Health Education Lecture will be October 28 with Bert Tenenbaum, Corporate Director of Wellness at Reliance Steel & Aluminum, presenting “Corporation’s 5 Waypoints on their Journey to Wellness." The selected charity of Tenenbaum’s presentation is the YMCA of Coastal Georgia.

Lunch and Lecture Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. Checks should be made payable to the benefiting charity for that particular lecture. Enmark will match all proceeds and will present a check to the designated charity at each of the lectures. For more information, visit http://myenmarkenjoy.com/Files/EncourageHealth

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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 celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 60 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina that offer high quality and competitively priced gasoline, food and beverages, cigarettes, lottery services and more. Enmark’s gasoline is filtered through a trademarked Double Filtered System, resulting in gasoline and diesel that is clean and 100-percent water-free. Enmark customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using an Enmark Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. For more information on Enmark Stations, Inc., please call 912-236-1331 
or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com .

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Brad Pettway joins Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

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Brad Pettway joins Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

(BLUFFTON/HILTON HEAD, S.C.) Brad Pettway has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as a sales associate in the Bluffton and Hilton Head market.

“The Sotheby’s brand brings a level of luxury with it that is not seen with other real estate companies,” Brad said. “With the reputation is also a commitment to the highest levels of customer service and customer respect. I am proud to be working for a company that values each and every customer and client and treats them all with the highest level of respect and professionalism.”

Brad started his real estate career working as an assistant with a top-selling sales associate in the area, learning the intricacies of all aspects of the real estate field. By working alongside a top seller, he honed his skills to ensure the highest level of customer service and professional expertise.

Previously, Brad was a software consultant working for IBM. This position put him in front of executives of Fortune 500 companies, so he had to know how to communicate with whomever his audience was at that time. He also had to understand and identify the clients’ true needs. Working as a software consultant required Brad to be a creative problem solver and work well under pressure.

He attended Northeast Louisiana University and Louisiana State University. Brad volunteers with the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors and the Hilton Head American Heart Association. His hobbies are playing golf, reading, and spending time with his 18-month-old niece whenever possible.

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.

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MEDIA CONTACT 

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com
912.844.9990
https://carriagetradepr.com/

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Announces Stand Down for Homelessness Resource and Job Fair

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Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Announces Stand Down for Homelessness Resource and Job Fair

(SAVANNAH, GA) The eleventh annual Veterans Stand Down for Homelessness Resource and Job Fair plans to be held September 16 and 17 at the Savannah Civic Center from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Participants are offered a hot meal, haircuts, showers and opportunities for a variety of health screenings. Representatives from more than 40 Social Service agencies are available to provide information and outreach on a variety of services including housing options, job resources, resume writing tips, substance abuse treatment, income tax assistance, and accesses to Social Security and Veteran’s Administration services.

This event is a collaboration of Savannah’s military and nonprofit communities to reach individuals in crisis and connect them with programs and services that will end their homelessness. The Stand Down is intended to serve homeless veterans but is open to all individuals and families impacted by homelessness. There is no cost to attend.

Community sponsors include The Department of Veteran Affairs Community Out-base Patient Clinic; The Savannah Vet Center; the American Legion Post 500; Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc.; the Military Order of the Purple Hearts; the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless and the Salvation Army.

Each year over 400 community volunteers assist with the Stand Down, including the Social Work department at Savannah State University that coordinates the distribution of clothes and personal items to veterans experiencing homelessness.

Three hundred (300) veterans experienced homelessness in Chatham County in 2013 according to statistics released by the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless. Traditionally, the Homeless Authority sees veterans from the Vietnam era, however, more and more veterans from the Gulf and Afghanistan conflicts are presenting for various services. These men and women have served their country and we want them to know that the Savannah community is here to help them when they return.

The Stand Down is funded in part by Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. Operation Open Doors, The United States Department of Veterans Affairs, The Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless, and The Salvation Army.

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 nine 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.

About Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH)
The mission of CSAH is to lead the effort to build and sustain community practices to eliminate homelessness. CSAH collaborates and develops a continuum of services for the homeless including child and family development, low income housing development, community outreach, case management, education, training, literacy support, employment, health and nutrition, transportation, and behavioral health services. CSAH works with community leaders to educate the public about why homelessness occurs and how to work together to solve these pressing issues. The most recent homeless count reveals 762 children and youth, 1305 women and 2126 men (300 of these adults are veterans). For more information go online to www.homelessauthority.org .

Contact
Jan Bass
Marketing Director
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
jbass@goodwillsavannah.org
912.663.0685

Media Contact
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com
912.844.9990
https://carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, AUG 25, 2014

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(LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH) See selected class of 2014-2015. Congratulations: http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2014-08-21/leadership-savannah-announces-2014-15-class#.U_pde0i0ZZs

(SAVANNAH, GA) Endurance Race Services is pleased to announce that the Milestone Half Marathon and 10k will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 at West Chatham Middle School, located at 800 Pine Barren Rd, Pooler, Ga. This training event, created to give our local runners an opportunity to check their progress in preparing for the Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon, will be benefiting local High School Youth Sports programs, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the FCA Endurance organization. Registration is $35 for the 10k race, and $50 for the half marathon. For more information about the Milestone Half Marathon and 10k, visit https://www.facebook.com/SavannahMilestone. To register for the race, visit www.savannahraces.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents: 15 E. Oakcrest Drive, Savannah. This five bedroom, five and half bath home located in Southbridge is listed at $599,000. For more information, contact the agent Helen Williams Johnson at 912-658-4638, or visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/15-e-oakcrest-drive/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah based home and office security provider, Wright Security Systems, Inc. celebrates 25 years in business. Wright Security Systems specializes in the design, installation, service and monitoring of security and fire alarm systems. Wright Security also offers video recording and in-home automation for both residential and commercial markets. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1619&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) Junkyard Angel will perform at Bonna Bella Yacht Club on Saturday, September 6 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Join Jim Marshall, Stewart Marshall, Scotty Rahn, Joe Ippolito, Scott Tanner, Allan Hughes and Andrew Gill for food, tunes and dancing. There will be no cover at this event. For more information, www.junkyardangel.net

(SAVANNAH, GA) HIRING: Part-Time Executive Assistant. Start immediately. Flexible hours MondayFriday (15 – 20 hours per week). Office is located on Skidaway Island. Must have excellent customer service and computer skills. Proficient at Excel & Drop Box. Knowledge of Quick Books and Word Press a plus. $15 per hour. Send Resume to: SBF, One Diamond Causeway, Suite 21-331, Savannah, GA 31406.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosts the 5th Annual Run For Jane 5K & 10K Trail Run on Saturday, August 30th at Fort Pulaski.  Runners will enjoy a cannon fire start, picturesque route, a free kiddie run and admission to the fort.  Registration and more details at: http://www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/jane

(SAVANNAH SPOTLIGHT) on Virginia Wiedower. 10 Things You Did Not Know about Ginny:  http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/savannah-spotlight-on-virginia-wiedower/

(ENMARK ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATIONAL SERIES) Strengthening exercises, when done properly and through the full range of motion, increase a person’s flexibility and balance, which decrease the likelihood and severity of falls. To find out how strength training can increase your flexibility and balance, attend Kerri Goodrich’s Encourage Health Lecture Series August 26. Kerri will talk about "Five Ways Weight Lifting Helps Burn Body Fat" as the fourth of five lectures in the Enmark Encourage Health Educational Series 2014. To purchase tickets, visit http://pifitness.org/fundraisers/

(SAVANNAH/RINCON, GA) Angela Canfield, DDS, introduces the Planmeca ProMax to Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, a family and preventative dentistry practice. The Planmeca ProMax is a complete imaging center for digital X-rays that diminishes radiation emissions exponentially. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1618&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA)  TOP TEN TIPS BUSINESS WORKSHOP AUG 27, "EMPLOYER STRESS-DEFINING AND CURING" http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/top-ten-tips-business-workshop-aug-27-employer-stress-defining-and-curing/

(SAVANNAH, GA) "Grief through a Child’s Eye," a touching and inspiring three-minute video filmed during this year’s Hospice Savannah’s annual children’s grief camp, is being featured on the National Hospice and  Palliative Care’s new website "Moments of Life made possible by Hospice"www.MomentsofLife.org

(MASHABLE) 61% of Consumers Prefer Companies With Custom Online Content: http://mashable.com/2014/08/11/content-marketing-roi-data/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue is very excited to announce that they have been selected as one of three finalists for a $2,000 grant from BarkBox that will be used to help our foster homes in fostering and promoting their pets for adoption. Voting is open now through August 25 at 11 am ET, and you may vote once daily. Please take a moment to support the Coastal Pet Rescue: http://bit.ly/1pESGHI

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Bryan County Bark Park announces a Yappy Hour celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales Restaurant on Tuesday, Aug 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fish Tales Rstaurant at Fort McAllister Marina. The Bark Park is supporting the Bryan County Animal Control in the adoption of shelter animals.  Animal Control will bring adoptable dogs as well as fliers with details of other dogs in need of a forever home as well as collecting food for animals in need. The opening date for the Bark Park will be announced at this celebration. For more information, contact Ashley Roberts at (912) 220-2976

(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Active, Outdoor Teens Are Happier Teens: And those who spend more time indoors in front of screens are more likely to feel lonely, shy. http://www.everydayhealth.com/kids-health/0622/active-outdoor-teens-are-happier-teens.aspx

(SAVANNAH, GA) Actors and singers are invited to attend auditions for the Asbury Memorial Theatre’s 2014 fall production of The Fantasticks which will be performed from November 7th – 9th and November 14th – 16th 2014.Auditions will be held at Asbury Memorial Theatre at 1008 E. Henry Street from 6-8pm on both Monday August 25th and Tuesday August 26th with callbacks on Thursday August 28th.  Actors are asked to prepare a short monologue and 16 bars of a traditional musical theatre song or perform a song from The Fantasticks.  The show requires a wide range of up to six male roles from ages 18-70 years, a female lead role for the role of Luisa – the daughter – aged 15-25, and a mute pantomime role which can be played by a man or woman. For more information about the auditions and roles, please visit www.asburymemorial.org/theatre

(SAVANNAH, GA) Five Ways Weightlifting Helps Burn Body Fat, http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/five-ways-weightlifting-helps-burn-body-fat-by-kerri-goodrich-2/

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire is offering a Living Well Coastal Workshop, a free six-week program focused on managing patient symptoms, medications, pain, fatigue and depression for chronic health conditions such as diabetes, breathing difficulty, back problems, heart disease and arthritis. The workshop will take place every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 2 and running until Oct 7. Located the Richmond Hill Goodwill center, the workshop will be held in the upstairs conference room. This workshop is free, but seating is limited. For more information, contact LaDonna Cook at 912.663.0828

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) If you have a patent, beware of trolls.  http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/2014/02/obama-administration-takes-aim-at-patent-trolls/

(POOLER, GA) Hiring Event: Tues, Sept 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CRSCO/Diamond Staffing Services, Inc. is seeking to fill temp to long-term Positions: Warehouse Laborers; Lumping; Verifiers; IC- Inventory control;  and Equipment Operators. This hiring event will take place at the Pooler Goodwill Job Connection Center located at 115 Grand Central Blvd.

(INC.COM) 3 Easy Ways to Get the Sales You’ve Been Missing : http://www.inc.com/morgen-newman/3-easy-ways-to-get-the-sales-youve-been-missing.html

(SAVANNAH, GA) Local teens give back to others less fortunate through a unique program at Park Place Outreach in Savannah. Watch the shelter’s interview with The Southern Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz4LW807qMU

(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen has been awarded the highest AV rating based upon confidential questionnaires sent to other attorneys. For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the AV® Preeminent™ rating. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers – members of the bar and the judiciary. To view Bowen’s ranking, visit http://www.martindale.com/Charles-Jackson-Bowen-Jr/5025893-lawyer.htm?view=cr

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations announces that 25 stores will now carry UNFI products in an effort to offer customers healthy snacking options. UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1615&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) Farewell Reception for CEO of Goodwill, Mohsen Badran: Wednesday Aug 27 from 5-6:30 at the Goodwill’s Sallie Mood Drive, conference room. RSVP to lgammon@goodwillsavannah.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meme is a black chihauhau mix puppy in need of a good home. She is approximately one year old. Meme is housebroken and good with other dogs.  All of her shots are current and she is microchipped. To see a photo of Meme and to learn how to apply for her adoption, visit  http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2014-d-085-meme/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah will create a pedestrian-only shopping environment Thursday, September 4 from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m., by closing down the core of Broughton Street, from Montgomery St. to Drayton St. Retailers from all over the city will join shop owners downtown to showcase the best that Savannah has to offer in fashion, art and design.  For additional information: https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/ben-carter-enterprises-and-the-savannah-downtown-business-association-support-the-fourth-annual-savannahs-fashion-night-in-collaboration-with-art-rise-savannah/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the American Diabetes Association for the STEP OUT 5k Walk on Saturday, October 11 at 9 a.m. at Forsyth Park. To learn more and register, call 1-888-DIABETES or visit diabetes.org/stepoutsavannah

(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) Senior Care Resource Guide: http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.center.Senior-Care.94.html

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees announce their Charity Date Auction will be held September 18 at the Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Bar.  Money raised during this event, which will last from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., will go directly to Coastal Pet Rescue helping to advance their mission of saving the lives of homeless, abused, and neglected dogs and cats in the Coastal Empire and surrounding areas. Tickets can be purchased from the link on the event page or the evening of the event for only $5. More information about the event can be found on the Facebook event page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469851013258334/ 

(CARRIAGE TRADE PR) Accepting Intern resumes for fall semester. Must be a rising senior in college, majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or Multimedia. 300 Hours. Please send resume and cover letter to Cynthia Wright at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com. Deadline is September 1, 2014 to apply.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2014 Buddy Walk will be held Saturday, October 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah, Georgia. The ninth annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). Online registration is available at www.ldssga.org until Wednesday, Oct 1 at midnight. Participants can also signup starting at 8:30 am the day of the event. Registration is $12 per person or $40 for a family of four, which includes a T-Shirt, lunch and admission to the festival. For more information, contact Candy Bogardus at 912-663-8573 or jcbogardus@gmail.com, or visit www.ldssga.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) WiSE Public School Programs help students investigate the natural world around them, demonstrate that school learning connects with their world, and provide life experiences.  Fish Gotta Swim, Wilderness Southeast’s flagship program, involves public middle school students in water quality investigations at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and Savannah River through a six-month series of field trips and classroom labs. For more information, visit http://www.naturesavannah.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The next scheduled FIRST FRIDAY for Folk Music will be held at Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church on 520 Washington Avenue, Savannah GA on 5th September 2014. Festivities start at 7.30 pm and run till about 10:00 pm. It is a smoke free, alcohol free and family friendly evening of music in a coffee house setting, regularly attended by an appreciative audience of folk music enthusiasts from the greater Savannah and surrounding area. There is a suggested minimum donation of $ 5/- to help support the event and other SFMS activities. All performers play gratis for SFMS. This month’s show will feature two acts, who are both making their first appearance, singer/songwriter "Kyrsten Page", as well as "Clark Byron". For more information, visit http://events.savannahnow.com/event/music/first-friday-folk-music-22

(SAVANNAH, GA) Long-time Savannah independent insurance agency, Bernard Williams & Company, last month received a plaque and letter of commendation from the Utica National Insurance Group headquartered in Utica, N.Y. The plaque, presented to BW’s president Dick Williams by Utica’s Territorial Marketing Manager, Josh Gurley, commemorates a successful 25-year relationship in mutually serving clients of the agency. Read more at:  https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1611&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) An ESG Grant was awarded to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter. The grant supplies $30,000 for their Street Outreach Program and $20,000 for the shelter that provides support to homeless, abused or runaway children and teens between the ages of 11 and 17 in the Savannah/Chatham area. For more information, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-receives-esg-grants-for-the-year/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces the Top Ten Tips Lecture Series, entitled "Top 10 Questions Small Businesses Ask about Business Insurance", will be Thursday, September 25. The expert speaker will be Daniel Pavlin, a Vice President in Commercial Lines at Bernard Williams & Company. The lecture is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at 912-652-4335. For more information, https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/top-10-questions-business-owners-ask-about-business-insurance-lecture-on-september-25/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Early registration for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s BUDDY WALK: October 4: http://www.ldssga.org/registration.html

(MISSION:PR) PR Webinar: "How to Build a Media List" on Friday, August 29 from noon to 1:00 p.m. Given by Marjorie Young, CEO of Carriage Trade PR. To RSVP for this online class email; marjorie@carriagetradepr.com. Complimentary but donations are welcomed.  www.marjorieyoung.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah will hold its Second Annual Grab A Bag for Kids event on September 10: http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/horizons-savannah-will-hold-its-second-annual-grab-a-bag-for-kids-event-on-september-10/

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Wright Security Systems Celebrates A Quarter of a Century in Business

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Wright Security Systems Celebrates A Quarter of a Century in Business

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah based home and office security provider, Wright Security Systems, Inc. celebrates 25 years in business. Wright Security Systems specializes in the design, installation, service and monitoring of security and fire alarm systems. Wright Security also offers video recording and in-home automation for both residential and commercial markets.

Noel B. Wright III, President and CEO of Wright Security Systems, has been in the residential and commercial security dealers industry for over 30 years. Starting his career as an alarm technician of a small company in Savannah, Wright took a leap of faith and started his own business when his first child was born.

“This company started as my way of helping family and friends get access to tools that would keep their loved ones safe and secure,” Wright said, “It has evolved to give our neighbors and other Savannah residents access to the latest technology in business, home and personal security.”

Last year, 79,992 burglary crimes were reported in Georgia, which is almost a fourth of the total crime reported for the state. In the Savannah area, 2,846 incidences were reported. From those numbers, 2,532 burglaries occurred in Chatham County. For more information on reported crimes in Georgia, visit https://gbi.georgia.gov/crime-statistics .

An article published by Security Journal in June of 2013 found that individual security devices confer up to three times greater protection against burglary with entry than no security. The study also found that combinations of security devices in general afford up to roughly 50 times more protection than no security.

Wright said, “People usually wait to call us until after they get broken into. By then, their belongings are gone, and the family tends to feel violated by the attack. I urge everyone to be aware of the crime activity in our area and take preventative measures to ensure the safety of their family.”

Security seems to run in the Wright family, as Noel’s children have joined the business in the last few years. His eldest son, Andrew now serves as a technician, and his daughter, Cynthia serves as the company’s communications officer. The company now monitors over 700 residents and businesses in Savannah and the surrounding area.

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MORE INFO ON WRIGHT SECURITY SYSTEMS
Wright Security Systems, Inc. is a Savannah based security provider specializing in the design, installation, service and monitoring of security and fire alarm systems. Wright Security also offers video recording and in-home automation for both residential and commercial markets.
Founded by Noel Wright III, Wright Security Systems has been in the Savannah security market for 25 years. The mission of Wright Security Systems encompasses providing superior service to clients, by offering the highest quality products and services at an affordable price. Wright Security backs these products by excellent monitoring service and a friendly staff of experts. Wright Security Systems, Inc. monitors over 700 residents and businesses in Savannah and the surrounding area. In 2013, Wright Security was voted second best security dealer for the Savannah Morning News Reader’s Choice Awards, and was awarded runner-up for the “Best of Savannah” Security Provider by Savannah Magazine. For more information, contact Noel Wright at 912.354.2692

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Cynthia Wright
912.856.9075
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

Dr. Angela Canfield Announces Planmeca ProMax X-Ray Technology

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Dr. Angela Canfield Announces Planmeca ProMax X-Ray Technology

(SAVANNAH/RINCON, GA) Angela Canfield, DDS, introduces the Planmeca ProMax to Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, a family and preventative dentistry practice. The Planmeca ProMax is a complete imaging center for digital X-rays, which allows streaming of digital X-rays from tablet to computer.

“The Planmeca ProMax machine produces less radiation than conventional x-ray technology that is often used,” commented Dr. Canfield, “To give you a comparison, my machine emits less radiation than the amount a person would be exposed to walking outside or eating a banana.”

The Planmeca ProMax machine incorporates autofocus positions to get perfect images every time and reduces the need for multiple takes and patient discomfort. With clearer images, problem areas can be detected much earlier. The machine also recognizes patients’ anatomy to calculate the placement of bitewings, pans or full mouth series, which is the foam pad that must be placed between the teeth, helping to reduce gag reflex for the patient.

Romexis software, which works with Mac OS and Windows, is upgradable, lowering the out-of-pocket cost for patient X-rays, which is recommended at least once a year. Also, this machine may be used with a cadcam machine to mill crowns. In the future, this machine will be upgradable to be used to take cephalometric and perform implants.

“Our patients will really save because this technology allows us to catch small things faster before they get to bigger, more expensive fixes,” said Dr. Canfield.

The Planmeca ProMax machine will also be introduced to Dr. Canfield’s second location, Sandfly Family Dental, opening in the Norwood Market in September. For more information on the Planmeca ProMax machine, visit http://www.planmeca.com/na .

ABOUT PREMIER DENTAL DESIGNS 

Premier Dental Designs office is located in Rincon, Georgia at 5871 HWY 21 South. Dr. Canfield is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentist. Premier Dental Designs offers Family/Preventative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontic Dentistry, Digital X-Rays, E4D One Day Crowns, Electronic Claims, Intra Oral Camera and Paperless Charting. The office is open Monday through Thursday and evening appointments. Scheduled to open in September is her second dental office in Sandfly, Georgia. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ . For more information about the Sandfly location, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/ .

For more information, contact: 
Angela C. Canfield DDS
molar799@yahoo.com 
912-713-1398 Cell
912-826-4037 office
http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com

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Olympic Runner Gabriela Trana to Race in Savannah’s Milestone Half Marathon

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Olympic Runner Gabriela Trana to Race in Savannah’s Milestone Half Marathon

(SAVANNAH, GA) Endurance Race Services is pleased to announce that Gabriela Trana will be participating in the Milestone Half Marathon as she trains for her next professional race. The Milestone Half Marathon and 10k will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 at West Chatham Middle School, located at 800 Pine Barren Rd, Pooler, Ga. This training event, created to give our local runners an opportunity to check their progress in preparing for the Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon, will be benefiting local High School Youth Sports programs, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the FCA Endurance organization.

Trana has represented Costa Rica in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics including being the flag bearer during the opening ceremony. She has competed on the international stage since 1994 and was the 2013 marathon winner at the Central American Games. This year, she ran a 1:19 half marathon at the World Half Marathon Championships in Denmark placing 75th in the world.

The Milestone Half Marathon and 10k is a low stress environment for runners to set a new distance or time record. The race is intended to provide motivation to train for the longer distance and it is the only Half Marathon in the region at this time.

Runners will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. Registration is $35 for the 10k race, and $50 for the half marathon. There is a no fear registration policy allowing runners to cancel any time for any reason for 100% refunds. For more information about the Milestone Half Marathon and 10k, visit https://www.facebook.com/SavannahMilestone . To register for the race, visit www.savannahraces.com

ABOUT ENDURANCE RACE SERVICES:
Savannah’s home for 5k, 10k, Half Marathons and The Big Nasty Mud Run. ERS provides race hosting and managing services for local charities. ERS is Christian organization committed to family friendly events, strictly positive and on a mission to Run a Race, Make and Impact. For more information about Endurance Race Services, visit www.savannahraces.com

Contact: 
Dan Pavlin 
912-604-3265 
enduranceraceservices@gmail.com

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Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912-844-9990
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