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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, AUG 17, 2014

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(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) The Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc, (FOA) announces its 16th Annual Auction, "Purrr-a-Vida, An Evening in Costa Rica" on Saturday, August 23 at Savannah Station, located at 601 Cohen Street, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. $45.00 per person includes food stations, auction and bar tickets. This year’s grand auction item is a week’s stay in a villa in Costa Rica. Proceeds from this event will benefit these local animal welfare groups: Bryan Animal Caregivers, PAWS of Effingham, Islands Feral Cat Project, Save-a-Life Animal Welfare, Second Chance Animal Rescue and the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. For more information, contact Chris Comas at 912.661.1758 or visit www.friendsofanimalscoastalga.org.

(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

(THUNDERBOLT, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents: 3311 Bannon Dr., Thunderbolt, GA. Historic Sears Kit House circa 1900: $225,000. Contact agent, Stewart.marshall@sothebysrealty.com at 912-655-5599. http://celiadunnsir.com/savannah/idx/mls-125852-3311_bannon_drive_thunderbolt_ga_31404

(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 official start of this year’s STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES on Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Ballroom at the American Legion, located at 1108 Bull Street. Festivities include music, food and lots of spirit. The STEP OUT 5k Walk will take place Saturday, October 11 at 9 a.m. at Forsyth Park. To learn more and register, call 1-888-DIABETES or visit diabetes.org/stepoutsavannah

(MASHABLE) 6 Tips for Managing People Who Are Older Than You: http://mashable.com/2014/08/11/managing-older-employees/

(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) Strength training can reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions, including back pain, arthritis, obesity, heart disease and diabetes. To find out how strength training can reduce your symptoms, attend Kerri Goodrich’s Encourage Health Lecture Series Aug. 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/

(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) TIP: 10 Great Exercise Ideas for Family Fitness: Exercise doesn’t have to be all about calisthenics. These activities help you make it fun! http://www.everydayhealth.com/kids-health/exercise-ideas-for-family-fitness.aspx

(LINKEDIN) The Strange, Difficult Questions CEOs Ask in Job Interviews
 https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140807094555-20017018-13-ceos-share-their-favorite-job-interview-questions?trk=tod-home-art-list-small_1

(EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA) Medient expects first building by end of this year. Read more at: http://savannahnow.com/effingham-now/2014-08-12/medient-expects-first-building-end-year#.U-6KafldWb0

(EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA) Medient Studios presents revised plan to Effingham IDA: http://wjcl.com/2014/08/12/medient-studios-presents-revised-plan-to-effingham-ida/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hiring Event: AUG 22: Westin resorts will be hiring at the Sallie Mood Goodwill Job Connection 10 am – 2 pm

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sherlock is a black and white spotted kitten in need of a good home. He is believed to be 18 weeks old. Even though Sherlock is extra small (weighing in under 10 lbs.), he is playful and already housebroken. Sherlock loves his feather toy, other kitties and children. All of his shots are current and he is microchipped. To see a photo of Sherlock and to learn how to apply for his adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2014-c-026-sherlock/

(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

(WRIGHT SECURITY SYSTEMS) Most homes have smoke detectors to notify you of danger when you’re at home, but what if the alarm goes off when you’re away? Make sure you’re protected from dangerous conditions with monitoring for fire, smoke, carbon monoxide and flood. Wright Security’s Elements immediately signals the central monitoring station for emergency response when fire is detected, so you can rest assured that your home will be attended to even if you’re not home to call for help. For more information, contact Noel Wright at 912.354.2692

(DR ANGELA CANFIELD) Caring for Your Teeth and Gums. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/teeth-and-gum-care

(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) Wilderness Southeast’s nature discovery tours expand fun outdoors into teachable moments where participants can see their part, and their footprint, in the natural world, by observing wildlife, habitats, food chains and seeing the forces of the Georgia coast at work. For more information, visit http://www.naturesavannah.org/

(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/

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Self-driving cars are on the way.  Who is responsible if one causes an accident?  http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/2014/03/i-robot-car-who-is-responsible/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces the Top Ten Tips Lecture Series, entitled "Top 10 Questions Small Businesses Ask about Business Insurance". 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/

(INC.COM) 4 Secrets to Success Richard Branson Learned From Nelson Mandela BY MARK THOMPSON: http://www.inc.com/mark-thompson/don-t-get-mad-here-s-how-to-get-even-amp-win.html

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Suites at Station Exchange is inviting everybody to enjoy a train themed event and hear a special announcement to celebrate National Senior Citizen’s Day on Thursday August 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Railroads and locomotives are the inspiration for this fun -filled evening at Station Exchange at 3205 TSX Grand Central in Richmond Hill. For more information about this evening and the Suites at Station Exchange please visit www.thesuitesatstationexchange.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) GoWP announces a FREE WordPress training webinar on August 20, 2014 at 1pm: Using WordPress Plugins, online session will demonstrate how to research, install and configure popular plugins. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4420834249679551745

(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) Health Issues in an Aging Population: http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/aging.htm

(SAVANNAH, GA) PRESS CONFERENCE, Aug 21, 2014, on the Rooftop of the Manger Building, 1pm: Info about OVER THE EDGE fundraiser to benefit Scoutreach, an inner city Scouting program by the Boy Scouts of America. https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/savannah-press-conference-aug-21-1pm-roof-of-manager-building/

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

(SAVANNAH SPOTLIGHT) on Cynthia Wright. 8 Things You Did Not Know about Cynthia:  http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/savannah-spotlight-on-cynthia-wright/

(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
 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES™, AUG 11, 2014

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 321 Washington Ave. in Savannah, Georgia. This four bedroom, three bath home located in historic Ardsley Park is listed at $575,000. The spacious kitchen is updated and features stainless steel appliances. A recently completed outdoor oasis is perfect for entertaining or relaxing in your private fenced backyard. For more information on this listing, http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/321-washington-avenue/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business attorney Charles Bowen of The Bowen Law Group has been approved by the Georgia Supreme Court to register with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution as both a General Civil Mediator and a Domestic Relations Mediator. By procuring his certification with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution, Bowen is eligible to handle both private mediations as well as court-ordered cases. For more information, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/savannah-business-lawyer-charles-bowen-earns-mediation-certification/

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc, (FOA) announces its 16th Annual Auction, "Purrr-a-Vida, An Evening in Costa Rica" on Saturday, August 23 at Savannah Station, located at 601 Cohen Street, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. $45.00 per person includes food stations, auction and bar tickets. This year’s grand auction item is a week’s stay in a villa in Costa Rica. Proceeds from this event will benefit these local animal welfare groups: Bryan Animal Caregivers, PAWS of Effingham, Islands Feral Cat Project, Save-a-Life Animal Welfare, Second Chance Animal Rescue and the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. For more information, contact Chris Comas at 912.661.1758 or visit www.friendsofanimalscoastalga.org.

(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) Learn how the SkinPen can eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation and stretch marks, while improving your skin’s texture. Public is welcome to attend this free info session and demonstrations.  Space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please schedule a time by calling Low Country Dermatology 912-354-1018 or email Zechman at czechman@lcderm.com. http://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/low-country-dermatology-invites-you-to-their-skinpen-launch-wednesday-aug-13/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah to host Many Faces One Dream Symposium. Find out more information at https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/savannah-to-host-many-faces-one-dream-symposium/

(ENMARK ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATIONAL SERIES) Tufts University’s recent study results show that strength training decreased osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis pain by 43%, increased muscle strength and general physical performance, improved the clinical signs and symptoms of the disease, and decreased disability. To find out how strength training can reduce your arthritis pain, attend Kerri Goodrich’s Encourage Health Lecture Series Aug. 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, GA) The YMCA of Coastal GA, Inc., on behalf of the Healthy Savannah Initiative has been awarded $150,000 in grant funding, as a part of a three year program from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation to fight childhood obesity. Healthy Savannah will use the funds in the local community to expand and strengthen existing community-based collaborations and partnerships, reduce behavioral and environmental risk factors among under-served individuals and communities, and expand or develop community awareness and health promotion campaigns. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1604&Itemid=16

(EFFINGHAM, GA) Interview with the Medient’s CEO: http://www.effinghamherald.net/section/22/article/27782/

(SAVANNAH, GA)  ESPN Radio Savannah/Hilton Head will be the home of Georgia football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and the "Bulldog Hotline" in the area. Find out more information at:  http://wjcl.com/2014/08/06/espn-savannah-is-new-local-home-for-georgia-bulldog-sports-network/

(PR DAILY) 16 alternatives to Google Analytics http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/13760.aspx

(SAVANNAH, GA) On opening weekend of the 2015 Savannah Music Festival, the Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) and Savannah Music Festival (SMF) will co-produce a full-scale opera – a first in the SMF’s 26-year history. Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica will be presented on Friday March 20th 2015 at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, featuring the Savannah Philharmonic.

(SAVANNAH YOGA) Hari Om Hips Super Session with Melissa DeLynn on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Pooler. For more info http://savannahyoga.com/events/hari-om-hips/

(GPB PODCAST) Please meet Chad Darnell, producing Medient’s upcoming R.I.P. http://services.gpb.org/sites/default/files/podcast/mp3/Chad_podcast.mp3

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Trial by Combat is real (and not just in Game of Thrones).  http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/2014/05/trial-combat-united-states/

(MASHABLE) 8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users: http://mashable.com/2014/08/07/linkedin-tips-and-tricks/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kerri Goodrich is speaking about "Five Ways Weight Lifting Helps Burn Body Fat" Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. Kerri’s lecture is sponsored by Enmark, Healthy Savannah, WJCL, Savannah Magazine, GPB and the Savannah Morning News. The proceeds from the lecture benefit Performance Intiatives, Inc. To find out more information, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/five-ways-weightlifting-helps-burn-body-fat-by-kerri-goodrich/

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The American Traditions Competition (ATC) launches its 2015 season at a summer soiree from 5.00-6.30pm on Sunday August 17th hosted by the Savannah Coffee Roasters at 215 West Liberty Street in downtown Savannah. www.americantraditionscompetition.com

(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 Coffee Roasters invites the public for a jazz filled evening with saxophonist Bernard Rose on Friday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. The event will take place at Savannah Coffee Roasters located at 215 W. Liberty St. Tickets are $18. All proceeds benefit Community Health Mission. For more information, call 912.598.6208 or visit www.savannahcoffee.com

(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) Lifestyle changes may ease the risk of Alzheimer’s. Call Hospice Savannah for help with loved ones with advanced Alzheimer’s. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/14/lifestyle-exercise-diet-cataract-surgery-alzheimers/12317995/

(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.

(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) The SPLENDID TABLE® Eating on the Wild Side: http://www.splendidtable.org/episode/539

(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) 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

(FILM INDUSTRY) Movie Industry Has $5B Impact In Georgia  http://www.times-herald.com/local/20140807-film-industry-impact

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mohsen Badran, President and CEO of Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, announced that he will be leaving the nonprofit organization effective Friday, September 26 after almost four years of service. Badran plans to return to New York City to be closer to his family who remained in NYC over the past four years. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1607&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces the Top Ten Tips Lecture Series, entitled "Top 10 Questions Small Businesses Ask about Business Insurance". 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) Dan Pavlin of Bernard Williams talks with Pearl Fyderek about his upcoming presentation with Savannah SCORE, September 25, and the Top Ten Questions Small Businesses Ask about Business Insurance, and how to navigate the insurance landscape for small businesses. Listen now: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/savannahopenforbusiness/2014/08/06/open-for-business-top-10-insurance-tips-for-small-business-owners-1

(WRIGHT SECURITY SYSTEMS) Personal Security starts with your online protection. An Ingenious Way To Keep People From Spying On Your Password: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/08/07/privacy-enhancing-keyboard/ .  For more ways to keep your safety in mind, visit the Wright Security Systems’ FB page at https://www.facebook.com/savannahwright24monitoring?ref=hl

(INC.COM) 7 Tips to Being a Power Networker: http://www.inc.com/drew-hendricks/7-tips-to-being-a-power-networker.html

(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal GA, Inc., on behalf of the Healthy Savannah Initiative has been awarded $150,000 in grant funding, as a part of a three year program from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation to fight childhood obesity. Healthy Savannah will use the funds in the local community to expand and strengthen existing community-based collaborations and partnerships, reduce behavioral and environmental risk factors among under-served individuals and communities, and expand or develop community awareness and health promotion campaigns. For more information, visit http://savannahnow.com/news/2014-07-31/healthy-savannah-receives-grant-targets-childhood-obesity#.U9vowfldWb0

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wilderness Southeast invites you to stretch muscles, mind, and spirit – while you immerse yourself in beautiful and fascinating places. Explore the beautiful coast around Savannah with Georgia’s premier nature tour provider.  For over 40 years Wilderness Southeast has specialized in providing tours to learn about nature and wildlife. All eco-adventures – for individuals, families, and groups of all types – combine information from many fields, including biology, ecology, geology, natural and cultural history. For more information, visit http://www.naturesavannah.org/

(SAVANNAH, GA) GoWP announces a FREE WordPress training webinar on August 13, 2014 at 1pm; Getting Started with WordPress, the session will cover WordPress basics including an overview of the Admin Panel. Open to the public.https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/144450899212088065

(SAVANNAH, GA) GoWP announces a FREE WordPress training webinar on Augusta 20, 2014 at 1pm: Using WordPress Plugins, online session will demonstrate how to research, install and configure popular plugins. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4420834249679551745

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Jaycees Selects Coastal Pet Rescue as its 2014-2015 Service Partner. Read more at: https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/savannah-jaycees-selects-coastal-pet-rescue-as-its-2014-2015-service-partner/

(FORBES) The Future Of Shopping In Three Trends: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jjcolao/2014/08/04/the-future-of-shopping-in-three-trends/

(SAVANNAH, GA) PRESS CONFERENCE, Aug 21, 2014, on the Rooftop of the Manger Building, 1pm: Info about OVER THE EDGE fundraiser to benefit Scoutreach, an inner city Scouting program by the Boy Scouts of America. https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/savannah-press-conference-aug-21-1pm-roof-of-manager-building/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela Canfield, DDS of Sandfly Family Dental makes custom mouth guard donation to B.C. Football team, totally over $9000 worth of materials. Dr. Canfield and Coach Britt talk about it on WJCL Good Day Savannah. Watch the interview: http://wjcl.com/2014/07/31/new-mouthguard-technology-keeping-benedictines-smiles-safe/

(ANGELA CANFIELD, DDS) A Breakthrough in Treating Gum Disease: Oral DNA Testing. http://www.biologicaldentist.com/805/a-breakthrough-in-treating-gum-disease-oral-dna-testing/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cooper is a Blue Heeler/American Bulldog male puppy in need of a good home. He is believed to be 14 weeks old. Cooper is a super sweet boy who loves kids and gets along well with other dogs. He has previously lived with a cat, but would do really well in a home with another canine playmate. Cooper knows his name, how to sit and lay down. All shots are current.  To see a photo of Cooper and to learn how to apply for his adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2014-d-094-cooper/

(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://parkplaceyes.org

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

(ENMARK ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATIONAL SERIES) Strength training reduces body fat, increases lean muscle mass, burns calories more efficiently and maintains your youth. To learn more benefits of strength training, attend Kerri Goodrich’s Encourage Health Lecture Series Aug. 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/

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Join Local Artists, Retailers, Designers and Entertainers For Savannah’s Fashion Night

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah will create a pedestrian-only shopping environment Thursday, September 4 from 6:30 p.m. 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 the region has to offer in fashion, art and design.

Two stages will be set up on each side of Broughton Street to present fashion shows by local retailers and designers, as well as musical performances by local bands and DJs. There will be VIP parties hosted by select sponsors, retailer giveaways, entertainment and food.

On Thursday afternoon, the north and south streets along Broughton Street, between Montgomery and Drayton Streets, will close at 3:00 p.m. Jefferson, Bull and Barnard Streets will close at 5:30 p.m.

Last year, over 30 approved retailers participated, attracting over 5,000 pedestrians from across the United States, including Florida, Georgia, California, Texas, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, New York and Puerto Rico.

“I am excited to see this event return to the streets for its 4th consecutive year. It is refreshing to have an event where everyone can come together and focus solely on boosting our local business community." said Bree Thomas, Savannah’s Fashion Night co-founder, “All of this could not happen without the dedicated support of local sponsors. I am looking forward to the event’s growth, but mostly it’s impact on Savannah’s art, music and retail industries."

Fashion and design boutiques from all over the Coastal Empire have been invited to take part in this event by creating their own unique and individual sales and events to attract shoppers into their stores.

Savannah Downtown Business Association is pleased to be working jointly with Ben Carter Enterprises. “I am happy to be a part of Savannah’s Fashion Night and support the local businesses that are participating. When I heard about the event I immediately took to the idea,” said Ben Carter, owner of Ben Carter Enterprises. “Fashion Night is a perfect parallel for everything that I am trying to do with my project which is bring life back to Broughton through retail, fashion, art and community collaboration.”

Local Savannah DJ’s PDK Sounds and DJ Will Rock will anchor each stage beginning at 7 p.m. as local Savannah boutiques feature their fashion in a series of runway shows. The evening’s finale is anchored by two fashion shows, one on each stage, curated by lead stylist Ashley Borders and set to live music. Savannah Stopover alum Dent May will play the Drayton Street Stage. The Montgomery Street runway finale will feature rising stars GEMS, the fashion forward Washington D.C. duo who have already been featured in Nylon and W Magazines as well as The New York Times.

Kayne Lanahan, CEO of MusicFile Productions, which is curating all of the music for the event, said, “We are thrilled to be bringing nationally recognized talent across a wide range of musical genres to Savannah’s premier Fashion event. From the danceable, retro pop vibes of Dent May to the modern and ethereal dream wave of Washington D.C.’s rising stars, GEMS; the live runway shows will bring to life the inextricable link between music and fashion.”

Both bands will play at the official Savannah’s Fashion Night after party at Ampersand. In addition, the Broughton Street VIP Tent will feature a third band, Columbia Records recording artist Matrimony, whose ‘harmonies and heels’ aesthetic represents the best of the new south.

This year’s Savannah’s Fashion Night sponsors include Ben Carter Enterprises, Art Rise Savannah, Critz, Savannah Magazine, Savannah Morning News, South Magazine, Judge Realty, Southern Motors, Shop My Savannah, Halo Models, Cecilia Russo Marketing and more.

“Art Rise Savannah is incredibly excited to partner with Savannah’s Fashion Night to highlight and support Savannah’s burgeoning fashion and business communities,” said Clinton Edminster, Executive Director of Art Rise Savannah.

“Art on the Streets” produced by Art Rise Savannah as part of Savannah’s Fashion Night will be highlighting Savannah’s incredible concentration of talented local artists across the entire spectrum of the creative arts.

The activities in the street will look much different than in years past as Art Rise Savannah will create an open-air gallery on Barnard St. which will exhibit four independent works of art paired with a “look” designed by local stylist, Nathan Saludez. Live painting, a form of improvisational art, will be performed by Jose Ray, a staple at the First Friday Art March as part of Vinyl Appreciation 912. More artists are currently being confirmed for an even richer experience of line, color, and texture.

Workshops on the fundamentals of Fashion Illustration will be conducted throughout the night. Fashion Night participants are encouraged to sketch and draw the fabulous costumes and elegant designs found all throughout Broughton Street. Live T-Shirt printing with Steam Printing will be showcasing the process of transferring art onto fabric. From the mechanics to the aesthetics, participants are invited to learn more about the process of screen printing and sustainable clothing creation.

Art Rise photographers will be focusing their eyes on the best dressed ladies and gentlemen throughout the night. A fierce “live-tweeting” team will be keeping the twitter-verse on its toes and sharing photos, comments, styles, and new designs from one end of Broughton to the other.

Art Rise Savannah’s mission is to build a creative economy by supporting the value of arts and providing creative and financial opportunities to local artists. “Savannah’s Fashion Night compliments and advances our mission by showcasing Savannah’s top retailers and designers in an unequaled celebration of art and commerce,” said Edminster.

Join local artists, retailers, designers and entertainers as they flood Broughton St. for the region’s most iconic shopping and entertainment extravaganza. For additional information, visit www.savannahsfashionnight.com

ABOUT SAVANNAH’S FASHION NIGHT
Since 2011, the first Thursday of September has been dedicated to produce a shopping event in hopes of boosting the local economy. This year’s event will once again see an evening of a pedestrian friendly Broughton Street where shoppers, retailers, entertainers and artists will come together for an evening of fun. Two stages will be set up on each side of Broughton Street to showcase fashion shows by local retailers and designers. As well as, the music of local bands and DJs. There will be VIP parties hosted by select sponsors, retailer giveaways, entertainment and food. For additional information, visit our website at www.savannahsfashionnight.com

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912.665.0005

Ninth Annual Buddy Walk Festival Scheduled October 4

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Ninth Annual Buddy Walk Festival Scheduled October 4

(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). About four thousand people attended the walk last year and thousands are expected to attend the event this year. The Buddy Walk raises awareness and funds for local programs, including Camp Buddy, that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families.

The Buddy Walk Program encourages participants of all ages and abilities. Carriages, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets are all welcome. The goals are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice. Past Buddy Walk events have raised millions to benefit education, research, and advocacy initiatives nationally, as well as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services here in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire.

The walk begins at 10 a.m. with a Family Fun Festival being held immediately thereafter. A wide range of activities including face painting, bouncy houses, other games, as well as music and refreshments will last until 2pm. The LDSS Buddy Walk is one of more than 300 Buddy Walks taking place across the country this October to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

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 http://www.ldssga.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/

Contact
Candy Bogardus
Buddy Walk Coordinator
www.ldssga.org
jcbogardus@gmail.com
912-663-8573

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Carriage Trade PR
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Bernard Williams Receives Commendation from Major Insurance Carrier

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Bernard Williams Receives Commendation from Major Insurance Carrier

(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.

“We were not expecting this honor,” said Alan Williams, senior vice president of BW. “Utica is a good, solid property and casualty insurance carrier. They’re very prominent in the Northeast. They’re been around for quite a while and they’re a financially stable and well respected company.”

The letter presented with the plaque was from Utica’s chairman and CEO, J. Douglas Robinson. “. . . it is with great pleasure that I congratulate you on 25 years of Bernard Williams & Company representing the companies of the Utica National Insurance Group,” said Robinson in his letter dated July 15. “. . .we understand that passing a milestone like this together takes a great commitment to our shared business and service to our mutual customers . . . we look forward to many more years of successful business together.”

Utica National Insurance Group was founded in 1914 and is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. According to their official website, the Utica National Insurance Group claims a place among the top 100 insurance organizations in the nation, with a wide range of commercial and personal coverages.

Established in 1934 by Bernard F. Williams, Bernard Williams & Company is still locally owned and operated and this year is celebrating 80 years of continuous service to their clients and the community. They were recently chosen as the best insurance agency by the readers of both Connect Savannah and the Savannah Morning News.

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About Bernard Williams & Company: 

Founded in 1934 by Bernard F. Williams, Bernard Williams & Company is a leading provider of insurance related products and services in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. Today Bernard Williams serves the insurance and risk management needs of more than 4,000 businesses and families utilizing state-of-the-art technology for efficient customer service and accurate information management. Bernard Williams’ primary objective is to establish a partnership between clients, the insurance carriers, and the agency, providing coverage, loss control services and claim services that are comprehensive, efficient and mutually beneficial. For more information about Bernard Williams & Company, please call 912-234-4476 or visit www.thepoweroftheshield.com .

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Carriage Trade PR, Inc.

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912.844.9990

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Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Receives ESG Grants for the Year

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Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Receives ESG Grants for the Year

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter was awarded $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.

The grants, given by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), are part of the State FY 2015 Emergency Solutions Grant, Shelter Plus Care Matching and Shelter Plus Care Harm Reduction programs. After careful consideration of the 290 tedious applications submitted, The DCA awarded $6.6 million to organizations, which will implement 218 programs to serve individuals across Georgia who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. The funding came from the Federal Emergency Solutions Grant Program and the State Housing trust Fund for the Homeless and will run on a July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 funding cycle.

“Both grants from the DCA support the work on behalf of homeless and runaway youth that the shelter and the street outreach program serve. Without this money, we would not be able to continue the level of care given to this vulnerable population,” says Linda Hilts, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach Emergency Shelter.

Park Place Outreach Shelter works with individuals and local organizations, having helped over 6,112 individuals through 2013. The shelter provides a safe and loving environment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for children and teens who self-admit themselves into the 12-bed shelter. The Street Outreach Team has various mobile outreach sites in the community to reach those up to age 21, offering counseling, clothing and personal care items to the adolescents who might not come to the shelter otherwise. There is also a drop-in site at the shelter. Whenever possible, the organization attempts to keep kids off the street and reunify families.

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org  or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.

Linda K. Hilts 
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter 
hiltssrh@aol.com
912-234-4048 
www.parkplaceyes.org

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Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
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Low Country Dermatology Is Hosting A SkinPen Launch Event

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology is hosting a SkinPen launch event by offering a free information session and demonstration of the treatment Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Low Country Dermatology is now providing SkinPen microneedling to their Savannah and low country area patients. SkinPen treatments are one of the fastest growing anti-aging procedures on the market.

During this launch, Courtney Zechman, Low Country Dermatology’s licensed esthetician and an educator from Bellus Medical will host an information session to discuss and demonstrate how the SkinPen procedure works. Zechman completed her SkinPen Masters Certification through Bellus Medical. Low Country Dermatology was chosen by Bellus Medical to be the exclusive provider of SkinPen treatments in Savannah. Before Low Country Dermatology’s certification, the nearest SkinPen provider was 85 miles away in St. Simons, GA.

SkinPen microneedling stimulates the skin’s natural ability to repair itself with little or no downtime. The SkinPen treatment is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenating procedure that helps eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and stretch marks, while improving your skin’s texture.

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), or microneedling, is the procedure by which the body’s natural response to healing is used to expedite and increase the amount of collagen or elastin in your skin. Microneedling makes your skin look and feel healthier.

Many SkinPen patients report that they feel little-to-no discomfort during the procedure, unlike other skin rejuvenating treatments.

“You can wear makeup the following day and go back to your recommended skin regimen by night three,” said Zechman. “I look forward to providing the utmost in education and care to my patients to fulfill their quest for beautiful and healthy skin.”

Space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please schedule a time by calling 912-354-1018 or email Zechman at ​czechman@lcderm.com.

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
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912.665.0005

 

SAVANNAH, GA: Goodwill CEO Resigns, Re-unites with his family in New York City

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PRESS CONFERENCE
Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014
10:00 am
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
7220 Sallie Mood Drive
Savannah, GA
912.354.6611

Goodwill CEO Resigns, Re-unites with his family in New York City

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mohsen Badran, President and CEO of Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, announced that he will be leaving the nonprofit organization effective Friday, September 26 after almost four years of service. Badran plans to return to New York City to be closer to his family who remained in NYC over the past four years.

Under Badran’s leadership, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire provided services to 19,518 people and placed 1,672 into employment in 2013. Year to date, Goodwill has placed 1,220 people in the Coastal Empire into gainful employment; 96 placements were US Veterans in the community.

Badran said, “I would like to express my gratitude to the full board of directors for allowing me the privilege to lead this great organization in such difficult economic times and implement an ambitious plan of growth and expansion to serve and assist thousands of people who needed help to move from dependency to independence.”

Badran joined Goodwill in NYC in 1989 as an assistant store manager in Harlem and was promoted to store manager, district manager, and marketing director then shifted to industrial contracts director, Vice President. Later, Badran was senior Vice President of New Jersey operations in addition to industrial contract services. In December 2010, he was appointed to lead Goodwill of The Coastal Empire and was recently elected to join the board of directors of Goodwill Industries International.

Explaining that he was very proud of the evolution of the organization over the past three and half years, Badran said, “The organization is strong and blessed with outstanding talent, poised for success and mission impact in the future. However, I will continue take a strong interest in the well-being of Goodwill and will always be available to ensure a smooth transition.”

Badran submitted his resignation to the board of directors on Monday, Aug. 4. Future plans may include opportunities to run a private sector company in the New York area. For now, Badran will be focusing on spending time with his wife and three children.

Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will bid farewell to Badran with a special thank-you celebration on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.

About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with over 850 employees. In 2013, Goodwill provided services to 19,518 people and placed 1,672 into employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina, operating 19 retail locations, and ten Job Connection Centers. Goodwill accepts tax deductible donations of clothing, household items, computers, and car donations, as well as operates an online store at www.shopgoodwill.com. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit www.goodwillsavannah.org. Find us on Facebook: Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter: @SavGoodwill.

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

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Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
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