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Savannah Business Lawyer Earns Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

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Savannah Business Lawyer Earns Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business attorney, Charles Bowen has received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest rating based upon confidential surveys sent to other attorneys. For more than 130 years, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ have helped legal service clients recognize, assess and decide the most suitable counselor for the job.

Martindale-Hubbell facilitates and analyzes questionnaires of members of the bar and the judiciary (lawyers and judges) in the United States and Canada, in similar areas of practice and/or industries as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers must demonstrate that they know or have worked with the lawyer under review, and are able to rate them on their professional ethical standards and legal ability. A peer can submit only one report for a specific lawyer within a one-year period.

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ indicate a combination of achieving an Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. The General Ethical Standards rating signifies adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to carrying out professional responsibilities. Those lawyers who meet the criteria of General Ethical Standards can advance to the Legal Ability rating process. Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five fundamental areas: Legal Knowledge; Analytical Capabilities; Judgment; Communication Ability; and Legal Experience.

The numeric ratings range coincide with the appropriate Certification Mark: AV Preeminent® (4.5-5.0); BV Distinguished® (3.0-4.4); and Rated (1.0-2.9). The AV Preeminent serves as a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Bowen of The Bowen Law Group has received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest rating based upon confidential surveys sent to other attorneys. Based out of Savannah, Bowen is a business attorney who focuses on commercial, banking and manufacturing law and offers mediation services. Bowen attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He graduated summa cum laude with honors in both of his majors: psychology and political science. Graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, Bowen is a certified mediator in both civil and domestic relations cases. To view Bowen’s ranking, visit http://www.martindale.com/Charles-Jackson-Bowen-Jr/5025893-lawyer.htm?view=cr

 

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MORE INFORMATION ON THE BOWEN LAW GROUP 

The Bowen Law Group was founded in 2012 by Savannah business attorney Charles Bowen. Bowen received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the Georgia Bar. Bowen opened The Bowen Law Group after running the Savannah branches of two large Atlanta law firms for eight years and previously serving for ten years as a partner in a respected Savannah litigation firm. The Bowen Law Group focuses on commercial, banking and manufacturing law and also offers comprehensive mediation services. Corporate law has deep ties to the Bowen family. Bowen’s great-grandfather (whose desk and other heirlooms are on display in the office) was an esteemed business attorney in New Orleans, a legacy that Bowen hopes to continue in Savannah. With panoramic views of the city and the Savannah River, The Bowen Law Group is located on the top floor of the Manger Building at 7 East Congress Street. For more information, call 912.544.2050 or visit thebowenlawgroup.com .

For More Information:
Charles Bowen
912.544.2050
cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com

For Media Inquiries,
Marjorie Young
912.844.9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Original Skin Tattoo Parlor Opens at the Savannah Mall

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Original Skin Tattoo Parlor Opens at the Savannah Mall

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall announces the grand opening of Original Skin Tattoos and Piercings, located on the upper level of the Savannah Mall. Opening on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m., the Original Skin artists will offer a variety of tattoo styles, emphasizing on 3D realism, portraits, and cover ups, body piercing and custom airbrushing.

As part of the grand opening celebration, Original Skin will be launching “Tattoos for Ta-Tas” month-long charity fundraiser benefiting the Susan G. Komen foundation. All Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons, Survivor, and Memorial tattoos will be at a discounted rate and proceeds will be donated to the foundation. Donations will also be accepted at the counter.

First-time business owner, Jason Chaplin and his team of four tattoo artists will consult and design all ideas for the client’s satisfaction. Originally from the Savannah/Richmond Hill area, Chaplin has previously worked at Brass Anchor Tattoo and Tattooz by Pete.

“To deny that tattoo culture is consistently becoming more and more mainstream would be ignorant. I want our tattoo parlor to break away from the stereotype and provide a place for the public to experience where art of all mediums and entertainment meet and creativity can run rampant,” said Chaplin.

In the front of the new tattoo shop, a gallery will be showcasing multiple local artists, to display paintings, hand made metal and leather jewelry and accessories, photography, and skin care products.

As Original Skin artists’ specialties include cover up tattoos, once every month a social media contest will be held to determine a worthy candidate for up to four hours of free cover up work. Conjointly, Original Skin Tattoo parlor will be endorsing a charity every month in which a percentage of proceeds with be donated, kicking off with Susan G. Komen. To find out more information about Tattoos for Ta-Tas or to make a donation, visit http://www.info-komen.org/site/TR/PassionatelyPink/HeadquartersSite?team_id=312368&pg=team&fr_id=4396

For more information about Original Skin tattoo parlor, contact Jason Chaplin at originalskinartworks@gmail.com , or visit the Original Skin Facebook page at www.facebook.com/originalskinartworks .

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Claire’s, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, LiveOak Orchids, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-a, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, Saigon Flavors, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Que Rico, Cajun Café and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery, the Nutty Bavarian and Pete’s Italian Ice. The Savannah Mall plans to soon open Toby Keith I love this Bar and Grill, Pole Position Raceway and Wing Shack. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi-Faircloth, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663
 or orsib@urbanretail.com . For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com

CONTACT
Jason Chaplin
originalskinartworks@gmail.com
912 659 5675

Original Skin Tattoos and Piercings
14045 Abercorn St. #2316
Savannah Mall
Savannah, Ga 31419

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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 Celebrates 30 Years

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Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Celebrates 30 Years

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter celebrates 30 Years of providing support to homeless, abused or runaway children and teens between the ages of 11 and 17. Serving youth since 1984 who are going through stressful periods at home or who are victims of abuse, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is the only facility in Savannah and Chatham County serving this sector of the population.

Working with individuals and local organizations, Park Place Outreach plays an important role in the Savannah/Chatham community, having helped over 6,112 individuals through 2013. The organization provides a safe and loving environment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to children and teens who self-admit themselves into the 12-bed shelter.

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter’s Street Outreach Program attempts to help kids on the street up to age 21. This program offers counseling, clothing and personal care items to adolescents in need who might not come to the shelter. Whenever possible the organization attempts to keep kids off of the street and reunify families.

Pat Peshoff served as the Director of Park Place Outreach for six years. Recently visiting the property, Peshoff said, “I left Park Place Outreach in 1992. Since then, the shelter has progressed in many ways. It looks like a much better facility for the youth with more staff support and better services. I was quite impressed by my visit.”

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. Their mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increasing their functional level.

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.

CONTACT
Linda K. Hilts 
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street 
Savannah, GA. 31401 
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621 
www.parkplaceyes.org
visit us on Facebook

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Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
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Colonial Group Expands Chemical Solutions’ Reach with Acquisition of Acme Southern

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Colonial Group Expands Chemical Solutions’ Reach with Acquisition of Acme Southern

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leading independent chemical distributor, Colonial Chemical Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc., is pleased to announce that on Thursday, Sept. 4, the company acquired Acme Southern, Inc. based out of Pineville, NC.

Acme Southern began as Acme Soap & Chemical in Cambridge, Mass. in 1929. The Eichorn family made soaps and detergents for the local wool industry. Since then, the chemical company has been family owned and operated. In the early 1970s, Acme Soap & Chemical became Acme Southern, Inc. Thirty-four years later, Acme Southern relocated from a 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse to their current 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse in South Charlotte. In 2009, Acme Southern celebrated their 80th year as chemical distributors.

Kevin Eichorn, Vice President and general manager of Acme Southern, Inc., speaking on behalf of the Eichorn family said, “putting it simply, this combination of two independent chemical distributors in the Southeast is good for the Eichorn family, is good for the employees of Acme Southern, and we will prove to our mutual customers that it is good for them as well.”

Prior to the acquisition, Colonial Chemical Solutions managed distribution hubs in Savannah, Georgia and Wilmington, North Carolina. The addition of Acme brings Colonial Chemical Solutions into the heart of North Carolina.

Rob Roberts, Vice President and General Manager of Colonial Chemical Solutions noted that “both companies are part of century old, family run businesses and share a common culture where the customer is king. Both do whatever it takes to provide the customer with what they need, when they need it.”

From Colonial Chemical Solutions’ distribution hubs, products are shipped throughout the Southeastern United States and even around the world by rail, tank, trucks, totes, drums and bags. Colonial Chemical Solutions also has a unique Food Grade / Kosher packaging facility enhancing the line of available products. Its Savannah distribution terminal is strategically located adjacent to one of the largest container ports on the East Coast.

Robert H. Demere, Jr., President of Colonial Group sees more growth ahead, “Colonial Chemical Solutions leverages a unique combination of logistical efficiencies and strategic sourcing to deliver tremendous value for their customer base. These advantages help ensure further growth and are the product of a team wholly committed to growing stronger each day they come to work.”

Demere said the acquisition of Acme represents an important milestone for the company and “reaffirms Colonial Chemical Solutions’ expanding reach in the domestic market based upon an unparalleled commitment to delivering the highest levels of value and service to its customers.”

ABOUT COLONIAL GROUP, INC 

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

CONTACT   

J. Ryan Chandler
Colonial Group, Inc.
Vice President of Business Development 
912.236.1331 (office)

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Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
CEO and President
912.844.9990
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SCORE’s “Key Questions Small Business Owners ask about Business Insurance” Lecture on September 25

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SCORE’s “Key Questions Small Business Owners ask about Business Insurance” Lecture on September 25

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces the Top Ten Tips Lecture Series, entitled “Top 10 Questions Small Businesses Ask about Business Insurance”. The presentation will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. It will run from 11:30 to 1:00 on Sept. 25, 2014. 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 SCORE 912-652-4335.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Business insurance protects businesses against a variety of work related risks that could result in lawsuits and devastating financial damages. Pavlin will discuss the frequently confusing questions owners have when purchasing and continuing business insurance, including:
1. I’m just getting my business started. Do I need insurance right away? 
2. Why do I need workers compensation?
3. Is insurance coverage different for different businesses?
4. Why do insurance carriers audit?
5. What types of property insurance should I consider buying?
6. What is a wind and hail deductible? 
7. What is happening with flood insurance?
8. Should business loans be insured? 
9. How does Progressive have all their competitor’s rates?
10. When do the penalties hit for Obama Care?

ABOUT DANIEL PAVLIN: Daniel Pavlin has been with Bernard Williams & Company for over 10 years. A Graduate of Savannah Christian Preparatory School and Milligan College, he lives in Richmond Hill with his wife Lauren and their four children. Dan has a passion for serving the community through endurance sports and special events, is a member of Savannah Christian Church, and is on the leadership team of Buy Local Savannah, Savannah Harbor Foundation, and FCA Endurance Savannah.

ABOUT SCORE: SCORE is a national non-profit organization which, in partnership with the Small Business Administration, offers advice and mentor expertise to entrepreneurs desiring to start their own businesses, or to business owners who want to grow , tailor or fine tune their existing businesses. SCORE has 31 local mentors and a backup roster of 13,000 mentors nationwide. All of our services are free of charge. Please visit our web site at www.savannah.score.org or call the Savannah office at 912-652-4335 to schedule an appointment with one of our mentors.

For more information, contact:
Marjorie Young 
Carriage Trade PR, Inc. 
912.844.9990
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com
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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, SEPT 14, 2014

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Registration is now open for the annual Mayor’s Small Business Conference. The conference will be held Thursday, September 25th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, go to www.savannahga.gov/businessconference or contact the Economic Development Department at (912) 651-3653. The conference is free and includes a continental breakfast, workshops and a networking lunch.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) American cook, restaurateur, and TV personality, Jamie Deen will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Buddy Walk. The ninth annual event begins Saturday, October 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park. Thousands of people are expected to attend this year’s event to raise awareness and funds for local programs, including Camp Buddy and Night of Champions. Walkers, strollers, piggy-backers and pets are welcome. To find out more information or register for the festival, visit http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/ninth-annual-buddy-walk-names-jamie-deen-as-grand-marshal/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) 2015 Bonaventure Historical Society Calendars, will be available for single purchase or multiple copy (family and corporate/employee gifts) October 1. Visit www.bonaventurehistorical.org and click on Store, then 2015 Calendars for the details.

(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) Planning Your Doctor Visit http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/planningyourdoctorvisit/01.html 

 

(BLUFFTON, SC) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents: 393 Old Palmetto Bluff Road » Bluffton, South Carolina. This 6 bedroom, 7 & 2(1/2) bath home overlooking the May River is listed at $6,495,000. For more information, contact the agent Mike Jones at 910.551.3796, or visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/flagship-point-palmetto-bluff-real-estate/ 

 

(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) 10 Reasons to Get on a Bike: There are a lot of ways cycling is good for the body and the soul. http://www.mensfitness.com/weight-loss/burn-fat-fast/10-reasons-to-get-on-a-bike#sthash.glzG6ELm.dpufhttp://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/bicycle-fitness 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Calling all cheerleaders and high-spirited merry-makers to help out on the LDSS 9th Annual Buddy Walk. Interested persons are asked to line the corners of the Forsyth Park (Dayton and Gaston; Drayton and Park; Whitaker and Gaston; and Whitaker and Park) to encourage and Hi-Five all the walkers at the one-mile fundraising walk taking place Saturday, Oct. 4. The LDSS team will be recognizing three cheerers from the crowd, based on: "Most Spirited" ; "Puts a Smile on My Face" ; "Unsung Hero". Group Cheer Squads are welcome too! For more information, contact Candy Bogardus at 912-663-8573, jcbogardus@gmail.com or Joe Marchese at 912-213-9999, Jmarchese@ldssga.org.

 

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Tesla seeking to revolutionize both automobiles and the recall process. http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/2014/01/tesla-seeks-to-reinvent-the-recall/ 

 

(POOLER, GA) Prenatal yoga is reported to help reduce pain, ease stress and prepare new moms for labor. Savannah Yoga Center hosts a nurturing prenatal workshop Saturday 9/20. http://savannahyoga.com/events/pregnancy-yoga-pooler/ 

 

(ANGELA CANFIELD, DDS) Did you know that heavy soda consumption has been linked to tooth decay and other health complications including diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis? Dr. Canfield of Premier Dental Designs and Sandfly Family Dental can teach you helpful home remedies to reverse tooth decay. To schedule an appointment visit  http://premierdentaldesignsblog.com/contact/   

 

(BRUNSWICK, GA) Brunswick Goodwill Job Connection will hold a Job Fair Wednesday, September 24 from 10 am to 1 pm. Job Recruiters will represent: The Department of Labor, G-Star Staffing, Randstad, Troy University, Adecco (for EBay), Pizza Hut, 360 Security, & more.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum, located at 324 E. State Street, presents "Savannah’s Yellow Fever in 1820" on Friday and Saturday nights in October. Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever’s dreadful consequences which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. By candlelight and moving through the house and garden, visitors observe the 19th century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor’s treatment of a fever victim. Limited attendance. 912-236-8097 or info@davenporthousemuseum http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/2014/09/01/in-october-davenport-house-museums-dreadful-pestilence-savannahs-yellow-fever-in-1820/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire announces the eleventh annual Veterans Stand Down for Homelessness Resource and Job Fair will 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. For more information, visit http://savannahnow.com/share/blog-post/jan-skutch/2014-08-27/11th-annual-veterans-stand-down-homeless-vets-set-sept-16-17#.U_4AI_ldWb0 

 

(EFFINGHAM, GA) Jake Shapiro CEO of Moon River Studios addressed a crowd at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Learn session – held at Springfield’s Mars Theatre http://www.effinghamherald.net/section/22/article/28462/    

 

(INC.COM) How Mommy Blogs Can Be Your Marketing Strategy: http://www.inc.com/melissa-kieling/playbook-mommy-blogs-marketing-strategy.html 

 

(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 

 

(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/ 

 

(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) 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/ 

 

 

(LECCO, ITALY) Italian Author Massimilliano Sacchi Speaks on The Secret Power of Symbols: http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/italian-author-massimilliano-sacchi-speaks-on-the-secret-power-of-symbols/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Morning News presents the first annual Savannah Amateur Table Tennis Tournament, "Get It On Like Ping Pong" will be played on October 25 at the Armstrong Center, 10056 Abercorn Street. The net proceeds from the event will benefit Union Mission and The Empty Stocking Fund. Players and guests, including some of Savannah business and community leaders, will be treated to an exciting round robin format of tournament play with many of them in costume. To register as a player or to purchase tickets, go to www.savannahnow.com/tabletennistourney. 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Sat., Sept. 27, 10:30am at the Lewis building on the Candler Hospital campus. The speaker will be Dr. Judith Porter, pulmonologist with Southeast Lung Associates. Polio survivors and guests are invited. There is no charge to attend the event. For information call 912-927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org.  

 

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Wilderness Southeast’s field trips allow students to explore wild beaches, wild islands, the estuary, salt marsh, maritime forest, cypress swamps, alluvial rivers, or freshwater marshes. Field trips can be adjusted in length to meet your needs. Their staff with meet with educators before and after the trip to be certain that all of your desired issues have been addressed and that your curriculum needs have been met. For more information, visit http://www.naturesavannah.org 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that one in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome? The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is hosting the ninth annual Buddy Walk, a one-mile fundraising walk followed by a Family Fun Festival Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah, GA to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month. A wide range of activities including face painting, bouncy houses, other games, as well as music and refreshments will last until 2 p.m. To register or find out more information, visit www.ldssga.org.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Colton is a brown, male, super-size Chihuahua that Coastal Pet Rescue saved from going cage crazy. He is approximately one to two years old. He is housebroken and good with kids and other dogs. All shots are current and he is microchipped. He will be neutered shortly and ready for a new family to love. To see a picture of Colton and to learn more information about his adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2014-d-091-colton/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s 2015 Pet Calendar on sale now. For the second year Hospice Savannah is offering a Pet Calendar to highlight the program’s scope and raise additional funds. The 2015 Pet Calendar sales should help. Utilizing many images from Hospice Savannah volunteer and retired orthopedic surgeon, Les Wilkes, the calendar features patients and families impacted by the Pet Peace of Mind© program, as well as several of the hospice’s Hug-a-Pet volunteers. The 2015 Hospice Savannah Pet Calendar is on sale now and can be purchased for a $15 minimum donation to The Pet Peace of Mind© program. They are available during regular business hours from the reception desk at Hospice House, 1329 Eisenhower Drive, and from the reception desk of Hospice Savannah’s administrative offices at 1674 Chatham Parkway. They are also available at Case Veterinary Hospital, 111 Eisenhower Drive. http://www.hospicesavannah.org/2015-pet-calendar 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of September being Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) awareness month, Savannah Surgery Center will be offering two free screening days on the last two Fridays of the month. The screenings will take place at the Savannah Surgery Center, located at 5105 Paulsen St. Suite C-140, on September 19 and 26 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Reservations are suggested but not required. To find out more information on the screenings, contact Lynn at 912.354.8331 or email lynn@savsurgerycenter.com.

 

 

(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. For more information on Kole Management, please visit www.apartmentsavannah.com or www.kolemc.com. For more information on floor plans and availability, visit http://www.carriagehousesavannah.com/   

 

 

(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/  

 

 

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(SAVANNAH SPOTLIGHT) Jaime Hanna – the Education and Events Coordinator, Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/savannah-spotlight-jaime-hanna-the-education-and-events-coordinator-mighty-eighth-air-force-museum/  

 

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Ninth Annual Buddy Walk names Jamie Deen as Grand Marshal

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Ninth Annual Buddy Walk names Jamie Deen as Grand Marshal

(SAVANNAH, GA) American cook, restaurateur, and TV personality, Jamie Deen will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Buddy Walk. The ninth annual event begins Saturday, October 4 at 10 a.m. in Forsyth Park. Thousands of people are expected to attend this year’s event to raise awareness and funds for local programs, including Camp Buddy and Night of Champions. Deen sits on the LDSS board and has also served as Buddy Walk Grand Marshal multiple times.

“I am honored to be named the Grand Marshal for the ninth annual festival. It is amazing to be actively volunteering with the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, an organization dedicated to providing help and support to people with Down syndrome and their families, and I am proud to lead the one-mile march to raise awareness for them,” said Deen.

The Buddy Walk Festival encourages participants of all ages and abilities. Walkers, strollers, piggy-backers and pets are welcome. The ultimate goal of the festival 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 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 2 p.m. The ninth annual 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 a.m. 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 .

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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

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

Media Contact
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, SEPT 7, 2014

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(SPOTTED PHOTOS) Savannah Fashion Night 2014:  http://beta.spotted.savannahnow.com/mediasearch/?q=Savannah+Fashion+Night   

 

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 http://savannahyoga.com/events/overcoming-loneliness/   

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center presents the SBDC GrowSmart™ series for small businesses ready to grow on September 16th. No direct competitors are allow, so an application is required. Online application available at www.georgiasbdc.org/growsmart. For more information, please call 912-651-3200 
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(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Crimes of the Future: Driving while wearing Google Glass.  http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/2014/01/crimes-of-2014-driving-while-wearing-google-glass/   

 

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(POOLER, GA) Hiring Event: Tues, Sept 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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(SAVANNAH, GA) Early registration for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s BUDDY WALK: October 4:  http://www.ldssga.org/registration.html 

  

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Richmond Hill City Center announces a fun new initiative beginning this month which will take place on the second and third Fridays of every month – Festive Fridays. From 5-7pm the City Center will host a relaxing evening with discounted drinks, free snacks and entertainment for all to enjoy and each event will raise money for a different local charity. Friday September 12th sees the first event which will be in aid of the Bryan County Bark Park. People stopping by the first Festive Friday will be able to enjoy music, enter a raffle for a basket of Bark Park goodies and enjoy special dog themed cocktails. Costing $8 each or $22 for three cocktails (a great deal for friends to share), the Richmond Hill City Center is donating 20% of proceeds raised to the Bryan County Bark Park. For more information, contact Ashley Roberts at (912) 220-2976.

 

(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) 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) 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  

 

(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/  

 

(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) 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) 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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