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February 2015

Savannah Friends of Music Rhythm and Style Luncheon and Fashion Show Fundraiser

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 (SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Friends of Music will hold its 12th annual luncheon and fashion show fundraiser on Tuesday, March 10, at 11:00 a.m. in the Plantation Club at The Landings. The event will start with a social hour and a raffle from 11:00 a.m. to noon. After the social hour, the luncheon and the fashion show will commence. Throughout the event, Coastal Winds Quintet will be entertaining.

 

This year the fashion show will feature Stein Mart fashions. Tickets are $50 per person or $100 for a patron’s ticket with recognition in the program. Tickets may be purchased per person or for a table of 10 for $500.00 or a table of 12 for $600.00. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible and proceeds raised will go to the Savannah Friends of Music.

 

Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 per ticket or $10 for three tickets. All of the proceeds from the raffle tickets will go to Savannah Friends of Music. Raffle prizes include jewelry from Anderson Jewelers, value $3,500; season tickets to the Savannah Philharmonic, value $880; golf package for 4 at The Landings, value $375; and a fragrance basket from Belk, value $450.

 

"The Savannah Friends of Music’s 12th annual Rhythm & Style Luncheon and Fashion Show continues the 47-year tradition established by the Savannah Symphony Guild," said Mr. Raymond Patricio, President of the Savannah Friends of Music. "This is one of our most exciting and successful fundraisers that we do throughout the year."

 

For more information regarding reservations or purchasing tickets, visit http://www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com or call 912-598-3798.

 

MORE INFORMATION ON FRIENDS OF MUSIC

Savannah Friends of Music (SFOM) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support, sponsor, and promote classical music programs and music education in the greater Savannah area. SFOM was founded in May 2003. The organization has supported the Savannah Music Festival, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, the Savannah Children’s Choir and Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra. Now in its upcoming 12th year of operation, SFOM, whose membership nears 300, has raised and disbursed over $600,000 in fulfillment of its mission. For more information, visit their website at http://www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com  or call 912-355-5601.

 Contact:

Annie Moncour 

912-598-3798

anniestan@comcast.net

 

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Kaitlyn DeLong 
CarriageTrade PR
912-660-6378

savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com 

 

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Partnering with Olde Pink House Offers March Cooking Cla

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Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Partnering with Olde Pink House Offers March Cooking Class

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, Inc. has teamed up with Olde Pink House to offer monthly cooking classes. One of Pink House’s expert chefs will conduct the culinary course from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. The class will be conducted at Park Place Outreach, followed by dinner at The Olde Pink House at 6:30 p.m.

The program was the brainchild of Pink House General Manager, Craig Jeffress, after meeting with two residents of PPO who worked in restaurants. Jeffress took a tour of the shelter and was impressed by what he had observed. He decided he wanted to do more for the organization than the traditional gift certificates for auction items. This fun, instructional program of hands-on involvement was the result.

Park Place Outreach is the only facility in Savannah and Chatham County that serves youth age 11 to 17, who are going through a stressful period at home or who are victims of physical and/or mental abuse.

The cost to participate is $125 per person, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit PPO. Space is limited to eight people. To RSVP, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY 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 us on Facebook.

For more information, contact:
Linda Hilts, Executive Director
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter 
912-234-4048 
hiltssrh@aol.com  
http://parkplaceyes.org  
Facebook: Search for “Park Place Outreach”

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Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Savannah Jaycees Recognized at Georgia Jaycees State Convention in Athens

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Savannah Jaycees Recognized at Georgia Jaycees State Convention in Athens

(SAVANNAH, GA) At the Georgia Jaycees State Convention held in Athens earlier this month, the Savannah Jaycees was awarded Outstanding Chapter of the Year. Previous president, Sarah Westberry was also recognized as Member of the Year. Both awards were presented by 2014 Georgia Jaycees President Josh Melton.

Westberry said, “It was such an honor to receive Jaycee of the Year award. I would have never received it without the support and dedication of the members of our organization. The Jaycees has brought such joy and compassion to my life. I am truly grateful to be involved in our community and for the friends I have made from the Jaycees.”

Current president of the Savannah Jaycees, Randi Hempel said, “I was thrilled to accept the award on behalf of the Savannah Jaycees. I couldn’t be more proud of all of our members and the amount of time and dedication they have all put into rebuilding the Savannah Jaycees. Sarah Westberry had an amazing vision and leadership that allowed me to step into the position this year to further lead our efforts of rebuilding and in making a difference in our community.”

At the convention, Hempel and Westberry were asked to speak on a panel about how the chapter worked to grow their membership to 55 individuals after from the few people they had previously.

For more information, contact Randi Hempel at rhempel@rcsavannah.com .

ABOUT THE SAVANNAH JAYCEES
The Savannah Jaycees received its Charter in January of 1942. Our mission: We inspire leadership growth through community involvement. The Jaycees is a national and international organization made of up business men and women between the ages of 21 and 40. The United States Jaycees was founded in 1920. The Jaycee vision is to be the leading global network of active young citizens. The Jaycees was created to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create a positive change. For more information on the Savannah Jaycees, visit http://www.savannahjaycees.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/savannah.jaycees?ref=br_tf

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Cynthia Wright
Communications Committee Member
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, FEBRUARY 23, 2015

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(SAVANNAH, GA) TOMORROW: Enmark’s 2015 Encourage Health Educational Series presents "5 Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity," presented on Tuesday, February 24 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium: RSVP FOR A FREE LUNCH:  http://healthysavannah.org/event-sign-up-page/?utm_source=Feb+9+2015+sav&utm_campaign=2%2F2%2F2015&utm_medium=email Sponsors: Enmark, Healthy Savannah, Gulfstream Aerospace, Chatham Area Transit, Sandfly Family Dental, Stevens Hale and Associates and Pediatric Associates of Savannah.
Media Sponsors: Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, WJCL, and GPB Savannah.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to participate in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade: https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/savannah-hispanic-chamber-of-commerce-to-participate-in-the-st-patricks-day-parade/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The hips are a complex joint comprised of many powerful muscles, ligaments and tendons and these tender areas are the powerful energetic home of the second chakra. Join Melissa Delynn and Savannah Yoga Center for a hip opening Yoga Workshop to explore and nourish you.http://savannahyoga.com/events/hari-om-hips-melissa-delynn/ 

 

(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) Coping with the Death of Your Pet: How to take care of yourself, your family, and other pets when you’ve had to say goodbye. http://www.hospicesavannah.org/PetPeaceofMind 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local of Savannah presents their February Luncheon speaker Tara Baraniak of Pace Out. This luncheon will take place on Thursday, February 26 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at The Pirate’s House where Tara will talk about the "three reasons why I said, ‘why not’, to myself when contemplating starting my own business." For more information: http://buylocalsavannah.com/events/ 

 

(BUSINESS INSIDER) Science says people decide these 9 things within seconds of meeting you
http://www.businessinsider.com/science-of-first-impressions-2015-2 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Construction Loan Inspection Group, Inc. can help you increase the checks and balances on your Construction Loan Portfolio and improve the quality and conformity of the Construction Loan Inspection Process. They do Inspections in Beaufort, SC, Statesboro, GA, Brunswick, GA and the surrounding area. For more information, call Sonny Colley, at (912) 272-6797.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Keep Chatham Beautiful names 8 new board members to 2-year terms. Joining the Keep America Beautiful affiliate established in 2012 are: Jeff Schofield, Owner, Green Choice Custom Homes, llc; Patty Smith, previously in sustainability with Walt Disney Studios & Walt Disney World; Marion Leith, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners; Maureen Eason, custom window fashions; Charlotte Keenoy, board member with Clean Coast of Savannah and Savannah Presbytery M.K. Pentecost Ecology Fund; Bob Eason, Legislative Liaison, Georgia State Fraternal Order of Police; Jan Lynes, Lynes Realty & Development Company, KC Allan previously with Savannah Tree Foundation.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Friends of Music offers a Puppet Program to introduce children to Classical Music. The puppets are musical instruments, each instrument represents the string, brass, woodwind, and percussion sections in a symphony orchestra. Savannah Friends of Music is starting to schedule shows now for February throughout April at local schools in the Savannah area.

 

(MASHABLE) Facebook adds Craigslist-like features for buying and selling
http://mashable.com/2015/02/10/facebook-for-sale-groups/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces the Top Ten Tips Lecture Series, entitled "Top 10 Tips to Make Your Small Business Lawsuit-Proof." The presentation will be held in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, on Wednesday, February 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The expert speaker will be business attorney Charles Bowen, founder of The Bowen Law Group. The lecture is free and open to the public. Please RSVP with SCORE at 912-652-4335. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1750&Itemid=16 

 

(BUSINESS 2 COMMUNITY) 12 Tactics for Handling Challenging Speaking Situations
http://www.business2community.com/communications/12-tactics-handling-challenging-speaking-situations-01155341 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) By popular demand, the Hostess City Toastmasters Club of historic downtown Savannah is extending its 2015 special membership offer for new members signing up through the end of February. Members improve public speaking skills through practice and feedback. Contact t hostesscitytm@gmail.comor 912-209-4521www.toastmasters.org. 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bowen Law Group is pleased to announce that Emily L. Rice has joined the business law firm as a Legal Assistant. Rice will be responsible for client relations, legal research and comprehensive litigation support. For more info, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/the-bowen-law-group-appoints-new-legal-assistant/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA.) Terry Beaudreault has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as a sales associate. Bringing a wealth of corporate experience, Beaudreault excels at understanding what buyers want, accurate pricing, handling negotiations, listening, and paying attention to details, as well as understanding financials. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/terry-beaudreault-joins-celia-dunn-sothebys-international-realty-as-a-sales-associate/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Center for Developmental Services, Inc. (CCDS), a leading local service provider for adults with developmental disabilities, is happy to announce that Kendra B. Boyle has been hired as its new Financial Manager. In this role, Kendra will conduct and supervise all agency financial transactions.www.ccds-sav.org 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome, announced that it has rebranded. LDSS will begin operating under the new logo effective immediately. The rebrand is the positive outcome of the nonprofit organization’s growth and advancement in the greater Savannah area, recent achievements, and increasing recognition. For more information, visithttps://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/ldss-unveils-new-logo-portraying-heart-and-21-connection/ 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

(MIDWAY, GA) The Grass Strip Foundation and the Coastal Empire Miata Club invite everyone to attend the 2015 Wings & Wheels Fly In at the Berg Park Aerodrome on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like more information, contact Steve Berg at stevebee@coastalnow.comor call (912) 884-8666. See video from last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1422503916&x-yt-cl=85027636&v=_Fpkn721fpU 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Learn to become an advocate for change in your community. LIFE Disability Resource Center for Southeast Georgia is offering a 1 day class on April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the LIFE Conference Room. For more information, visit http://www.lifecil.com/about-us/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wine, Women, and Shoes will be holding an event to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. The event will be held on Thursday, April 16 from 7pm-10pm and will include a fashion show, fine wines, savory foods, and more. For more information:http://winewomenandshoes.com/savannah 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join AWWIN (Assisting Working Women In Need) on Friday May 8, 2015 at the Mighty Eight Air Force Museum in Pooler, GA as they will honor some trailblazing women in our communities. Guests will have the opportunity to meet ten outstanding women leaders in the community as they are honored as the AWWIN Top Ten Working Women Of The Year. To purchase tickets: http://www.awwin.org/content/get-your-2015-tickets-awwin-top-ten-gala 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the month of March, the Savannah Mall will use Dillard’s Court to showcase visual arts projects created by students from 53 area schools in recognition of National Youth Art Month (YAM). An opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 28, with the exhibit extending through Sunday, March 29. The theme of this year’s event is "Make it Pop!" For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/the-savannah-mall-celebrates-youth-art-month/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the 3rd year the American Red Cross will host the Youth Hero Volunteer Service Awards breakfast and honor 15 youth and local business leader Celia Dunn, set for 8:00 am Friday, April 17, 2014 at Savannah State University. 

All funds raised with support the mission to assist victims of disasters. Go towww.redcross.org/ga/savannah  for sponsorship and ticket information or call 912-651-5349.  

  

 

 

 

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Friends Of Music Now Offering Educational Puppet Program For Area Schools

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(Savannah, GA) Friends of Music are now accepting requests from Savannah schools to present their Puppet Program to students. The shows will start later this February and run throughout April at primary and elementary schools in the Savannah area. The purpose of the Puppet Program is to introduce children to Classical Music.  
The puppets, which represent musical instruments,  such as a Viola, French Horn, Oboe and Xylophone, were created by puppet designer, Angela Beasley. Each instrument represents the string, brass, woodwind, and percussion sections in a symphony orchestra. In the show, there is also a conductor and a detective, who is searching for his favorite musical sound. The entire show runs about 25 minutes. 
There are 12 puppeteers who are all members of Savannah Friends of Music. "I have been a puppeteer for 10 years and to see the children’s faces is so rewarding," said Marie Schueremann, chairman of the Savannah Friends of Music Puppeteers, 
"Our goal is to get the children excited about classical music while enjoying the show."
Started in 2004, the Savannah Friends of Music’s Puppet Program began with Bunnie Ludtke’s suggestion that the SFOM adopt the puppet program developed by the Sacramento Symphony Guild for children in the Savannah area.
SFOM has also designed and published a coloring book with drawings of the puppets as an educational material illustrating all the musical instruments of the orchestra. Following every performance, each child in attendance is given a coloring book to reinforce the concepts presented.
For more information or to request a performance at your school, visit their website at http://www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com  or call 912-355-5601.
MORE INFORMATION ON FRIENDS OF MUSIC
Savannah Friends of Music (SFOM) is a non-profit 501c3 organizaton whose mission is to support, sponsor, and promote classical music programs and music education in the greater savannah area. SFOM was founded in May 2003. The organization has supported the Savannah Music Festival, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, the Savannah Children’s Choir and Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra. Now in their upcoming 12th year of operation, SFOM’s membership nears 300, and has raised and disbursed over $600,000 in fulfillment of their mission. For more information, visit their website at http://www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com or call 912-355-5601.
Marie Scheuermann
Chair of Savannah Friends of Music Puppeteers
912-598-1796
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CarriageTrade PR
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MissionPR:MIXER to be Held Friday, April 24 at the Savannah Morning News

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MissionPR:MIXER to be Held Friday, April 24 at the Savannah Morning News

(SAVANNAH, GA) The second annual Public Relations Internship and Nonprofit Organizations MissionPR:MIXER will be held Friday, April 24, in Savannah, GA from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The MissionPR:MIXER is intended to be an opportunity for students to meet leaders of local nonprofit organizations in hopes of getting an interview for a fall internship.

Any college junior or senior who is majoring in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, and Business Communications is invited to participate; any registered 501c3 Non Profit Organization is eligible to register. Participation is FREE, but students and nonprofit organizations must reserve a seat by Friday, April 17.

This year’s MIXER is sponsored by Savannah Morning News, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc., Inc., Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC. and The Savannah Chamber PR Council.

For more information or to register, contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com  . 

ABOUT SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS
The Savannah Morning News is owned by Morris Publishing Group, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morris Communications Company, LLC. The Savannah Morning News publishes six weekly newspapers and numerous monthly publications for the Savannah area, and digitally publishes at savannahnow.com  .

ABOUT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PR COUNCIL
The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Public Relations Council’s mission is to provide educational and networking opportunities for public relations professionals of area member businesses. Currently, there are more than 2,000 diverse member businesses, large and small, in the Savannah area Chamber of Commerce. For more information on the Public Relations Council, Contact Erica Backus at ebackus@visitsavannah.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChamberPRCouncil/

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo, of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, is an acknowledged marketing professional with a proven record among Savannah’s top tier non-profit and for profit organizations, businesses and corporations in the areas of fund development, marketing, public relations and event planning. As a native Savannahian, Cecilia’s knowledge and experience gives her unique insights into channeling the efforts of volunteers and constituents into effective, mission-driven public relations activities that translate into measurable results. She was voted one of Savannah’s “40 Business Leaders Under 40” by the Savannah Business Report and Journal in 2005. For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PR, INC 
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015 as Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method, the firm also established the first local news wire in Savannah and Augusta, COMMUNITY HEADLINES™, and the online TV show, OPEN FOR BUSINESS®. In 2013, Savannah Morning News named Carriage Trade PR its Small Business of the Year. For more information, contact Marjorie Young at 912.844.9990 or marjorie@carriagetradepr.com .

For more information, contact:
Cynthia Wright
Lead Public Relations Coordinator
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.856.9075
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10 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Take Care of Their Teeth

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10 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Take Care of Their Teeth
By Angela Canfield, DDS

Dental hygiene is important to everyone’s overall health, especially when it comes to children. In the early developmental stages, it is critical to take charge of oral health and February is the perfect time, as it is Children’s Dental Hygiene month. Taking care of those little chompers helps prevent plaque, which is a clear film of bacteria that sticks to teeth. Consider these ways to teach your kids to take care of their teeth:

1. Start the hygiene regiment early by cleaning your baby’s gums. After each feeding, wipe your baby’s gums with water and a gauze pad or washcloth. Since the baby cannot spit, don’t try to use toothpaste. Once they become a toddler, you can start brushing them. Make it a routine and have them brush their teeth at the same time every day so it becomes a habit for them.

2. Make sure you are a role model and show children habits you want them to learn. If you brush and floss daily, in front of your children, then they become more receptive to follow you. You can even make it a family affair.

3. On the flip side of that, tooth decay is contagious. If you have a cavity or mouth infection, you can easily pass it on to your children by sharing cups or utensils. Keep your own mouth healthy.

4. Make sure your child will enjoy the flavor of toothpaste and design of toothbrush. There are so many flavors and styles to choose from. There are a full range of characters from cartoons and children’s stories on new toothbrushes, and some even light up. This can be very motivating to some children.

5. Use hand-held flossers instead of regular floss. This might make flossing easier for children and they come in different colors.

6. Encourage your children to brush their teeth with a reward. You could even create a reward chart for monthly, weekly or daily goals. Try to shy away from candy rewards though, for obvious reasons.

7. Read books with your children or watch a fun children video about dental hygiene. This will be a great educational tool to motivate your child to brush their teeth.

8. Try switching kids to an electronic toothbrush. An electronic toothbrush gets teeth cleaner than a manual toothbrush. At the same time, these toothbrushes sometimes sing songs or flash different colors which is just plain fun.

9. When your child becomes older, let them start using mouthwash. A mouthwash with fluoride will help reduce cavities and periodontal disease.

10. One of the questions most asked by parents is, “When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?” According to recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, a child should visit the dentist when they turn 1-year-old. The dentist can then observe the development of your toddler’s mouth and to notice issues before they develop into major problems.

To kids, brushing teeth can seem like a chore, but with the right encouragement, those little tikes could be loving their pearly whites in no time. For more suggestions, please contact me at 912.826.4037

ABOUT DR. ANGELA CANFIELD
Dr. Canfield is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentist. She owns and practices at two dental offices: Premier Dental Designs located in Rincon, GA at 5871 HWY 21 South, and Sandfly Family Dental located in the Norwood Market in Savannah, GA. Both dental offices provide 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 offices are open Monday through Friday and offer evening appointments. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/  or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/ .

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

Media inquiries, contact: 
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-665-0005
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Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.
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Enmark Encourage Health Educational Series Announces First Lecture

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Enmark Encourage Health Educational Series Announces First Lecture  will Present “5 Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity”
(SAVANNAH, GA) Tuesday, February 24, the first lecture in the 2015 Enmark Encourage Health Education Series, “5 Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity,” will be presented by Nathan Mikeska, BS Nutrition, CPT, CWC and Courtney Peterson, Certified Health Education Specialist and wellness coach at Ourlife Health. 
Mikeska started his wellness career as a personal trainer in 2005, while he was active duty in the United States Air Force. After the military, he pursued his nutrition degree at Georgia Southern University and graduated in 2012. In January 2014, he started the Wellcoaches Certified Health and Wellness Coach training program. Upon completion in August 2014, Mikesha became certified as a health and wellness coach, and is currently enrolled in the Wellcoaches professional coach training. 
Peterson is a graduate of the University of Georgia Health Promotion and Behavior program and a Certified Health Education Specialist, CHES. She interned with St. Joseph’s Candler Wellness Center and Head Start of Athens-Clarke County, assisting with childhood obesity and wellness programs. Peterson is now a wellness coach at Ourlife Health, helping Savannahians lose weight and create healthy lifestyles.
This Enmark Encourage Health presentation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah. A healthy lunch will be provided by local business sponsors. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website, http://healthysavannah.org/event-sign-up-page/.
Childhood Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) has been selected as the nonprofit organization to be awarded the $2,000 Encourage Health grant during the lecture. The mission of COPE is to combat childhood obesity with a threefold approach – nutrition education, fitness and behavioral health.
COPE will also be raising funds on Saturday, February 28 at the Enmark Station located at 7406 Waters Ave from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this “Enmark Dollar Day” there will be opportunities for the COPE to receive $1 for every car wash, $1 at their charity table and $1 donations will be accepted at the Enmark cash registers.
Along with the Dollar Day, the four selected nonprofit organization chosen for the Encourage Health Grants are competing for a grand prize. The groups will be given a scannable bar code that can be used throughout the year with the Enmark mobile app to rack up points for the different nonprofit organizations. Enmark has also make a bar code available at the store level for those that don’t have a smart phone. The codes can be used in all 64 Enmark stores. Whichever organization has the most points at the end of the year will be the winners of the grand prize. 
The 2015 Enmark Encourage Health Education Series is sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Chatham Area Transit, Sandfly Family Dental, Stevens Hale and Associates, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Pediatric Associates of Savannah, WJCL, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
Enmark has sponsored with Healthy Savannah, Chatham Area Transit, Sandfly Family Dental, Stevens Hale and Associates, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Pediatric Associates of Savannah, WJCL, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9 to present this premier series of wellness lectures. The series will feature four presentations throughout the year, from the area’s most respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. Selected 501c3 nonprofit organizations will be awarded a $2,000 grant from Encourage Health Education Sponsors and will be allotted an Enmark Dollar Day, along with a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the series. www.enmarkenjoy.com
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. The Savannah-based company celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 64 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina that offer high quality and competitively priced gasoline, food and beverages, 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.
MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

SCORE’s “Top Ten Tips To Make Your Small Business Lawsuit-Proof” on February 25

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SCORE’s “Top Ten Tips To Make Your Small Business Lawsuit-Proof” on February 25

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces the Top Ten Tips Lecture Series, entitled “Top 10 Tips to Make Your Small Business Lawsuit-Proof.” The presentation will be held in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, on Wednesday, February 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The expert speaker will be business attorney Charles Bowen, founder of The Bowen Law Group. The lecture is free and open to the public. Please RSVP with SCORE at 912-652-4335.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: What should business owners do to ensure their companies are legal and to protect themselves from personal litigation that could have devastating financial damages? Business attorney Charles Bowen will review ten important, yet simple and affordable, steps, including:

• Setting up the correct business structure 
• Getting the proper insurance 
• Writing simple, enforceable contracts 
• Ensuring agreements are in writing
• Acquiring and filing proper permits and registrations

Bowen will also discuss the importance of including disclaimers in contracts, how to resolve business complaints quickly and directly, and the importance of not cutting any legal corners.

“It costs a lot less than most people imagine to set up a business properly and legally,” said Bowen. “And this is just as important for small business owners as it is for large firms. Spending a few hundred dollars up front for a lawyer to review a contract is much more affordable than a lawsuit that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars later on.”

Bowen is also offering a free downloadable ebook on The Bowen Law Group’s website that explains how form a corporation, LLC or LLP in Georgia. This, along with other practical information for business owners, is available at thebowenlawgroup.com on the “News” tab.

ABOUT CHARLES BOWEN: 
Based out of Savannah, Charles Bowen is a business attorney who focuses on commercial, banking and manufacturing law and also offers comprehensive mediation services. Bowen attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia where he graduated summa cum laude with honors in both psychology and political science. Upon graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, Bowen moved to Savannah and established a corporate law practice. He has received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest rating based upon confidential surveys sent to other attorneys. Also, Bowen has been selected by the members of the State Bar of Georgia as one of Georgia Trend’s 12th Annual Legal Elite for December 2014 in two categories: Business Law and Corporate Law. This year will mark Bowen’s 20th year in practice as an attorney.

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 services are free of charge. Please visit online at savannah.score.org  or call the Savannah office at 912-652-4335 to schedule an appointment with a mentor.

CONTACT
Charles J. Bowen, Founder, The Bowen Law Group
912-544-2050
cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com
thebowenlawgroup.com

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Marjorie Young 
Carriage Trade PR, Inc. 
912.844.9990
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com
carriagetradepr.com

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Carriage Trade PR CEO to Participate in 64th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute

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Carriage Trade PR CEO to Participate in 64th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade PR, Inc. announces that Marjorie Young, CEO and president, will participate in the 64th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) being held Thursday, February 19 and Friday, February 20 at Savannah State University. The theme for the two-day event is “Stepping Up, Stepping Out: Entrepreneurial Media in a Digital World.” Young is scheduled to be a panelist in a skills building and professional development workshop entitled, “It’s All About the Pitch: Effective PR Writing,” on Thursday, February 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Whiting Hall, room 125.

“We are so honored to have Marjorie participate in the Southern Regional Press Institute,” said Wanda Lloyd, chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Savannah State University. “She has been with us for many years, imparting her knowledge about public relations. Our students are the beneficiaries of her wisdom and her expertise.”

The SRPI workshops are presented by educators and professionals representing some of the nation’s most elite newspapers, magazines, public relations and broadcasting groups; and are designed to aid college and high school students develop educational and career choices. Some workshops are also offered to middle and elementary school students.

The SRPI has also invited Sheila Brooks, an Emmy-award winning journalist and entrepreneur, to be the keynote speaker for the Milledge-Owens Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 20. Brooks, who is a dedicated advocate for minority and women’s issues and small businesses, is the founder, president and CEO of SRB Communications, LLC, a full-service strategic communications agency in Washington, D.C. with offices in Baltimore and Prince George’s County, Maryland and New York City. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the Savannah Ballroom of the King-Frazier Student Center.

A job and internship fair for college students will also be held on Friday, February 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All SRPI events will take place on the campus of Savannah State University, located at 3219 College St, Savannah, GA 31404.

For more information, contact Reginald Franklin, director of the SRPI, at franklinr@savannahstate.edu, at 912.358.3373, or Novella C. Holmes, Associate Professor and Special Projects Coordinator, at holmesn@savannahstate.edu  or 912-358-3378, or visit http://ssusrpi.com.

 

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ABOUT THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL PRESS INSTITUTE: The late Wilton C. Scott founded the SRPI in 1952 to help high school and college students acquire skills in communications. A strong advocate of minority participation in the media, Scott served as the director of public relations at Savannah State from 1947 until 1972. The SRPI is an arm of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and, since 1986, has been under the direction of Novella Cross Holmes. The Institute has grown in size and stature over the years with the addition of a planning committee, regional job fair, new workshops, and an increasing number of awards and grants.

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PR, INC: Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015 as Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method, the firm also established the first local news wire in Savannah and Augusta, COMMUNITY HEADLINES™, and the online TV show, OPEN FOR BUSINESS®. In 2013, Savannah Morning News named Carriage Trade PR its Small Business of the Year. For more information, contact Marjorie Young at 912.844.9990 or marjorie@carriagetradepr.com.

MEDIA CONTACT

Cynthia Wright

Carriage Trade PR

cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075