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November 2015

The Savannah Mall Hosts Event to Generate Completed Identification Kits For Children

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WHO: The Savannah Mall

WHAT: GACHIP-the GeorgiA CHild Identification Program

WHEN: Saturday, November 21, from 12:05 p.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Located on the lower level near Dillards

WHY: GeorgiA CHild Identification Program is one of the most comprehensive Child Recovery, Identification, and Abduction Awareness programs ever to be offered to parents in the state of Georgia.
NOTES: Each person progresses through several stations taking about 10 to 15 minutes for the entire process. The recorded information is presented to the child’s parent or guardian to take home for safekeeping. There is no age limit.

GACHIP provides a small computer disk that includes:

• Full color digital photographs showing various poses of the child: These color photographs can be circulated by the police to the media in the case of abduction and can be used in the Amber Alert Program.

• A complete set of digital fingerprints: Everyone’s fingerprints are unique and are a well known tool for recovery, investigation and identification.

• DNA and Scent: The swift recovery of a missing person can be aided by tracking dogs.
Information about the child including: Distinguishing features such as hair and eye color, scars, etc. The disk will also contain contact information for parents or guardians.

Cost: FREE

RSVP: No

For more information: http://www.gachip.org/about_us.php

Event Organizers:
Billy Underwood 912.313.6753
Mike Nichols 912.313.3474

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, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, 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, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli 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 Dough Boys. 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, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or borsi@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

Tytan Pictures Announces Head of Production Jim Wacker

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Tytan Pictures, a film production company based on Tybee Island, Ga., announces Jim Wacker will serve as the company’s new Head of Production. In his new role, Wacker will oversee day to day operations, filming logistics, and a slew of other production needs.

About his job with Tytan Pictures, Jim said, “Being a part of the Tytan family is very rewarding. It is very exciting to see the direction that we are heading.“

Wacker has an extensive background in video and film production. His work with Tytan Pictures includes serving as a producer on the recent documentary film Storm Soldiers II, the second of a planned trilogy exploring the lives and work of electrical utility linemen. He is a native of Bernardsville, NJ and the father of two young daughters.

Jim Wacker

Jim Wacker

ABOUT 5417 HOLDINGS and TYTAN PICTURES
5417 Holdings is a global producer of film and production materials. Tytan Pictures, a subsidiary of 5417 Holdings, oversees production, distribution, entertainment, products, services and technologies. Specializing in cinematography and film production and integration, Tytan Pictures’ national team of seasoned storytellers travel across the country allowing people, products, and personalities, to convey their unique story in “their best light.” As branding strategists and entertainment executives for over 30 years, Tytan Pictures’ perspective provides an insight into projects such as documentaries, short films and commercials. The company is located at 1006 HWY 80 on Tybee Island, Ga. 31328. For more information, please go to tytancreates.com.

CONTACT
Caitlin Lee
Project Manager
Tytan Pictures
(912) 786-9006 Ext. 151
Clee@tytancreates.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
(912) 856-9075
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Local Business Woman Expands McDonald’s Franchise to Sandfly Area

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Nina Tracy Gompels to Open Sixth Location in Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) The McDonald’s on Montgomery Cross Rd, the sixth location to be owned and operated by Nina Tracy Gompels (NTG) Enterprises, is set to open on Tuesday, November 24. In conjunction with the grand opening, this McDonald’s will host a number of events, such as “free Big Macs for a year” for the first 100 customers; the “Find Happiness Around Sandfly” scavenger hunt and several community nights for local organizations.

McDonald’s collaborated with the Savannah Tree Foundation (STF) on the design of the landscape to enhance environmental resources on the site and maximize tree counts. Additionally, there will be wall graphics inside the store utilizing photographs from local Isle Of Hope photographers and a mural depicting the local Ronald McDonald House.

Gompels bought her first McDonald’s from her father back in 2001. In total, the six restaurants owned by Gompels provides 320 jobs to our area.

“I’m so pleased we are bringing McDonald’s to our customers that commute and frequent the Sandfly area,” said Gompels. “It’s exciting to continue developing community programs in conjunction with area schools, churches and other area organizations. I’m also very happy to be able to add new jobs to the local economy, plus offer corporate training opportunities and scholarship programs to those new employees.”

McDonald’s offers community support through McTeacher’s nights, various Ronald Programs for reading and good citizenship, the Archways to Opportunity for tuition assistance and a free on-line high school diploma program and the John Cisna Nutrition, Education and Awareness program.

The store will execute the all day breakfast option. Gompels said, “We’ve seen a lot of enthusiasm from people who are happy to be getting their breakfast biscuit any time of day, although burgers still are the heavy hitters for lunch.”

To celebrate the opening of this new location, Gompels will hold several Community Nights. Also, on Saturday, December 12, McDonalds will hold a “Find Happiness Around Sandfly” scavenger hunt. Thirty happy meal boxes will be hidden around various locations in the area, and participants will be given hints on the locations to then find the giant meal box and return it to the restaurant for great “local happiness” prizes.

For more information on the new store or grand opening opportunities, visit https://mylocalmcds.com/1941-montgomery/.

MORE INFORMATION ON NINA GOMPELS and NTG ENTERPRISES
Nina Gompels is the president for NTG Enterprises, which owns six Savannah area McDonald’s restaurants. The restaurant’s hours are 5:30 a.m. (lobby opens at 6 a.m.) until 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit the Sandfly McDonald’s at 1941 E. Montgomery Cross Road, Savannah, GA, 31406, online at https://mylocalmcds.com/1941-montgomery/ or call call 912-692-0021.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Tytan Pictures Promotes Jessica Thomas to Associate Creative Director

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Tytan Pictures, based on Tybee Island, Ga. announces Jessica Thomas has moved up in the company to become the new Associate Creative Director. Thomas, a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, and native of Anchorage, Alaska, has a degree in Motion Graphics.

With regard to working at Tytan Pictures, and her new role, she said, “I am happy to work at Tytan because it is the place that I have the most opportunity in Savannah to create new and amazing things. An associate creative does everything. I am a second shooter, and animator; [I] oversee creatives, editors, color correctors, photo editors, freelancers, and everything in between.”

Thomas has worked at Tytan for several years, and is proud of the progress the company has made over the last several months. This includes her role as Visual Effects Supervisor during the production of Storm Soldiers II, the second installment of a planned trilogy exploring the electrical utility industry.

Jessica Thomas

Jessica Thomas

 

ABOUT 5417 HOLDINGS and TYTAN PICTURES
5417 Holdings is a global producer of film and production materials. Tytan Pictures, a subsidiary of 5417 Holdings, oversees production, distribution, entertainment, products, services and technologies. Specializing in cinematography and film production and integration, Tytan Pictures’ national team of seasoned storytellers travel across the country allowing people, products, and personalities, to convey their unique story in “their best light.” As branding strategists and entertainment executives for over 30 years, Tytan Pictures’ perspective provides an insight into projects such as documentaries, short films and commercials. The company is located at 1006 HWY 80 on Tybee Island, Ga. 31328. For more information, please go to tytancreates.com.

CONTACT
Caitlin Lee
Project Manager
Tytan Pictures
(912) 786-9006 Ext. 151
Clee@tytancreates.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
(912) 856-9075
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Savannah Mall Unveils 50-Foot Traveling Exhibit Commemorating Fallen Soldiers

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“Remembering Our Fallen” honors Georgians and South Carolinians who have died in war zones since 9/11

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall unveiled “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers. A motorcycle brigade brought in the exhibit to be displayed on the upper level of the mall, next to Payless Shoes.

The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia and South Carolina who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display now through January 3, 2016 and open to the public.

“We are deeply honored to present ‘Remembering Our Fallen’ to our community again this year,” said Savannah Mall General Manager Phil McConnell. “During this time of year when families and friends come together to celebrate the holidays, the Savannah Mall would like to take a moment to pause and honor the brave men and women who have given their lives protecting our country. We hope the community will visit the exhibit and take part in this very special and moving tribute.”

“Remembering Our Fallen” was the brainchild of Bill and Evonne Williams, residents of Omaha, Neb., whose four sons have served in the U.S. military. Through their organization Patriotic Productions and with educational sponsorship from Bellevue University, the Williams have created these one-of-a-kind exhibits for states including Georgia, South Carolina, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, North Dakota, Kansas, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Texas.

Each exhibit includes formal military photos, along with favorite personal photos of the fallen soldiers, which have been provided by family members. The exhibits are individually crafted for a particular state and travel from venue to venue.

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, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, 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, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli 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 Dough Boys. 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, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or borsi@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

Live Reading of “The Stupidest Angel”

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What: A live reading of the book The Stupidest Angel, a Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore. This is a fundraiser for Shoestring Theater’s 2016 season.

When: December 11, 12 at 7:00pm; December 13 at 3:00pm

Price: $15/adult; *show not recommended for children due to adult language and situations

Where: 611 W. Jones St., Savannah, GA 31401.
*The venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Summary: What happens when the dumbest angel in heaven is tasked with granting a Christmas miracle to one special child? What if that child thinks he just saw Santa Claus get killed with a shovel and begs the angel to bring Santa back to life, and the angel accidentally raises all of the dead in the graveyard? Suddenly, the residents of Pine Cove, California find themselves trapped inside the Santa Rosa Chapel with an El-Nino fueled storm cutting off all communication and a horde of brain-hungry zombies (led by an angry dead man in a Santa suit) pounding on the doors. No one can save them except the town’s resident crazy lady and a fruit bat named Roberto. Come support the Shoestring Theatre Co. and enjoy this hilarious, inappropriate, and not-at-all-Charles-Dickens modern Christmas classic.

The Experience: This is a staged reading, meaning there is minimal blocking, no set, and the actors have the scripts with them. It’s a bit like listening to a radio show. Many folks who came out last year very much enjoyed the minimalist setup which allowed space for their own imaginations to color everything in. Just imagine you’re a kid again and mom and dad are reading you a story. A funny, vulgar story with zombies and pot-smoking and lots of swear words. Several of the cast from last year return for this year’s production, but there will also be plenty of new faces.

Website: www.shoestringcompany.com

CONTACT:
Bonnie Terrell
Shoestring Theater Company
athenapluto@yahoo.com

Savannah Architectural Firm, Felder & Associates Set to Transform Gas Station into New Casual Dining Spot

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah architect, Brian Felder of Felder & Associates, has been selected as the architectural firm for the highly anticipated new restaurant, Atlantic. Located at the corner of Drayton Street and Victory Drive, the new neighborhood eatery is the brainchild of Jason and Jennifer Restivo. Their concept for the restaurant includes sharing small dishes with friends and family in a casual setting. Jason Restivo was previously with Garibaldi.

“The general contractor, Jimmy Smith with JTVS Builders, introduced me to Jason and Jennifer to discuss the design concept, and we were all in agreement on the direction for the architectural design,” said Brian Felder, managing principal of Felder & Associates. “This has been a good fit for our team and most importantly, a highly creative and collaborative process for all involved.”

The Restivo’s good friend and designer, Elizabeth Demos, is also playing a key role in the design process, introducing materials, colors, textures, furnishings and fixtures. Felder stated that Demos’ decorative direction for the space has been an invaluable contribution as his team moves forward with planning the architectural elements for the existing building.

The building dates back to 1936, when it was the Atlantic Refining Co. Gas Station. More recently the building was a nondescript dental office. To honor the building’s unique history, the exterior plan incorporates subtle cues from the former gas station. According to Felder, there will be ample outdoor seating for patrons to enjoy al fresco dining.

Felder & Associates have received numerous awards and honors for their architectural work on Savannah’s hottest new restaurant, The Grey. The Savannah firm preserved the distinct features of the former bus depot on Martin Luther King Boulevard by selecting modern materials that complement the historical features of the building.

Felder anticipates another successful transformation for the former gas station. Atlantic opens next spring and promises to be a unique dining addition to the Savannah restaurant scene.

The Atlantic Building BEFORE project

The Atlantic Building BEFORE project

The Atlantic Building BEFORE Project FRONT

The Atlantic Building BEFORE Project FRONT

Victory Elevation Rendering from Felder & Associates

Victory Elevation Rendering from Felder & Associates

Drayton Elevation

Drayton Elevation

 

 

ABOUT FELDER & ASSOCIATES
Established in 2012, Felder & Associates specializes in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building, and neo-traditional building. The firm has a staff of LEED accredited architects and interior designers who focus on sustainability. Locally, Felder & Associates is a member of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Historic Savannah Foundation. The firm is also nationally connected in the American Institutes of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers and the United States Green Building Council. Felder & Associates is a member of the International Interior Design Association. The firm is located at 2514 Abercorn St. Suite 110, Savannah, GA 31401. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call (912) 777-3979, or visit www.felderassociates.net

For more information, contact:
Brian Felder
912-777-3979
brian@felderassociates.net
www.felderassociates.net

Media inquiries, contact:
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Rotary Club of Savannah Erects Marker in Honor of Founder

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah unveiled a historical marker in honor of their founder, John Sherer Banks, in Bonaventure Cemetery (Section A Lot 5). The dedication date was timed to recognize the 100th anniversary of Banks’ untimely death on November 21, 1915.

Banks first became aware of the new and growing organization as a young businessman and Chatham County Road Commissioner in 1913. President of the Banks Music Company, a piano store, he was intrigued by the idea of an organization that valued “service above self.” On January 5 and 12, 1914, Banks, Henry Ludeman and several business partners organized the Rotary Club of Savannah at the historic DeSoto Hotel, where the group continued to meet for 92 of its 100-year history.

The club was originally chartered with 42 members and, not surprisingly, Banks was elected its first president. Under Banks’ leadership, the club quickly became active in the community, taking on several major service projects. These included assistance with building the road to Tybee and an ongoing partnership with Bethesda Home for Boys. Banks was instrumental in organizing the Rotary Club of Augusta later the same year.

In the same spirit of Banks’ early service projects, the club later provided lighting for downtown squares, erected the Rotary Street Clock in City Market and more recently funded an all-accessible children’s playground in Forsyth Park. In addition to his Rotary legacy, Banks was known as a gifted vocalist, active in the choir at First Presbyterian Church and a popular soloist at local events. He was also prominent in the Masons, the Savannah Board of Trade and the Piano Dealers’ Association.

In 1915, Banks’ productive life was cut short by an infection of the heart lining. His obituary in the November 22, 1915 Savannah Morning News stated, in part:
“He was public spirited, was always ready and glad to do what he could for the interest of Savannah and his passing removes a man of whom it may be said that he was a good citizen. He will be remembered specially for the part he played in the organization of the Rotary Club of which he was the first president, an office for which on account of his personality, he was unusually fitted.”

His widow, Mamie Payne Banks, survived until 1966. She is interred beside her husband in Bonaventure Cemetery. The couple had no children.

The Rotary Club’s 100th anniversary serving presidents assisted with the unveiling at the gravesite. This leadership team includes Michael Traynor, Holden Hayes and Rick Monroe. The Bonaventure Historical Society published a biography of John Banks in their August newsletter, and participated in the unveiling. In addition, several relatives of the Banks family attended the dedication.

The Rotary Club of Savannah is now comprised of 225 community leaders and volunteers. Over the past 100 years, The Savannah Club has championed local and regional developments including: completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia, and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. The Rotary Club of Savannah also sponsored the organization of new Rotary clubs in Augusta, Brunswick, Statesboro, Blackshear, and Savannah West. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has also supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication and other global health initiatives.

Meetings are held most Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the DeSoto Hilton Hotel, 15 E. Liberty Street. For more information, visit www.savrotary.org

Rotary Club of Savannah
P.O. Box 11105
Savannah, GA 31412
912-272-9711

MEDIA CONTACT
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Cecilia Russo Marketing
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Savannah Rotary Unveils Marker in Honor of Founder

Savannah Rotary Unveils Marker in Honor of Founder

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Savannah Rotary Unveils Marker in Honor of Founder

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 16, 2015

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE FILM INDUSTRY IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Five ways that small businesses in Savannah can get involved in the film industry and sell their services:

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81.3%

(CHATHAM COUNTY) Great news for Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools this week as graduation rates were released and the District beat the state average with a rate of 81.3%. Even better news for Woodville Tompkins High School – one of only seven high schools in the state of Georgia to achieve a 100% graduation rate – and they did so with their first graduating class!

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FELDER & ASSOCIATES CELEBRATES 3RD ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce the Savannah architecture and interior design firm is celebrating its third anniversary of “breathing new life into old buildings.” Felder & Associates specializes in architectural design, historic preservation, project management, construction administration and interior design. For more information, visit http://wp.me/pbgAS-2jt

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HISTORICAL MARKER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah announces plans to unveil an historical marker in honor of their founder, John Sherer Banks, on Monday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. in Bonaventure Cemetery (Section A Lot 5). The dedication date is timed to recognize the 100th anniversary of Banks’ untimely death on November 21, 1915. For more information, contact Chuck Powell at tybeepowell@comcast.net or visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/rotary-club-of-savannah-erects-marker-in-honor-of-founder/

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GIRL SCOUTS SELECT SPEROS AS THEIR TECHNOLOGY PARTNER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia has selected Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, as its technology partner. This partnership is expected to benefit the non-profit organization in information technology cost savings along with upgrades to its technological capabilities and increased data security. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/girl-scouts-of-historic-ga-selects-speros-as-technology-partner/

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BIGGEST CHRISTMAS TREE IN SAVANNAH LIGHTS UP

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Savannah Mall kicks off the holidays with the lighting of the largest christmas tree in the Savannah area – with over half a million lights.

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50-FOOT EXHIBIT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall unveils “Remembering Our Fallen,” a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers. The traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to U.S. troops from Georgia and South Carolina who have died as a result of wounds suffered in war zones since 9/11, will be on display now through January 3, 2016 and open to the public. For more information, visit www.savannahmall.com or visit    http://www.prlog.org/12509466.html

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$5,500

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees presented two $5,500 checks to representatives from HUGS and Compassionate Friends of Savannah. These donations were made possible through proceeds raised at the Jaycees’ annual Charity Date Night auction, comprised of 25 local men and women. The two checks were presented at the Savannah Jaycees’ monthly Leadership NOW meeting, a lecture series focused on leadership, management, and professional skills. For more information, visit     http://wp.me/pbgAS-2kv

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POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that social skills enable children that have Down syndrome to form positive relationships with other people? Through these relationships, children learn family and societal values. For more information, visit http://www.livestrong.com/article/1007019-social-skills-activities-children-down-syndrome/

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EFFECTIVE LEADER?

(ENTREPRENEUR.COM): Are you an effective leader? 3 traits that prove it: http://entm.ag/1PuhuzS

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REDUCE WHAT YOU OWE IN APRIL

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE presents, “Year-End Tax Planning: 5 Clever Moves to Make Now to Reduce What You Owe in April” with guest speaker Micah Fraim, the founder of Fraim CPA and author of “The Little Big Small Business Book.” The webinar begins Tuesday, November 17, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. To register, please visit http://ow.ly/U38lC

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ENJOY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Can’t get your child off the couch? Try activities such as dancing, rock climbing, martial arts, or swimming. It may take several activities before your child finds something they enjoy. For more tips on how to lead a healthy life, visit https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations

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HOMELESS YOUTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) As many as 2.5 million youth per year experience homelessness http://www.nctsn.org/resources/public-awareness/national-homeless-youth-awareness-month

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MATILDA JANE

(MATILDA JANE CLOTHING) Robyn Shirley, Independent Trunk Keeper & Team Leader of Matilda Jane Clothing offers some helpful tips for parents to encourage their children to make their own choices on what to wear. Parents should give their children lots of little choices about things by asking questions. For example, “Would you like to wear the blue shirt or the red shirt today?” When children are given choices it allows them to learn to think for themselves and develop their own choices in life. Check out more tips and information by visiting matildajaneclothing.com/

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HAVE YOU SIGNED UP?

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council launched a redesigned Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run website and logo and is now taking registrations for the 2015 race to be held Saturday, Dec. 5. Each year more than 5,000 participants run and walk the 5K, 10K and Double Pump (a 5K and 10K combined) over Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge. In its 25th year, the 2015 race weekend will begin with the Health and Wellness Expo at the Savannah Civic Center on Friday, Dec. 4 and end with a post-race party in Franklin Square on race day. A portion of race proceeds benefit Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler. To register for the race, visit www.SavannahBridgeRun.com. For more information, contact Jonathan Sykes, Savannah Sports Council event manager at 912.644.6452 or JSykes@VisitSavannah.com

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MAKE FRIENDS

(FORBES) Networking 101: Make Friends, Not Contacts
http://www.forbes.com/sites/richwinley/2015/11/11/networking-101-make-friends-not-contacts/

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VOICE

(SAVANNAH) The gardens of the Ships of the Sea Museum will come alive with light and song of the Savannah Voice Festival artists as music and culture lovers mingle and relax under a starry night sky. The event will take place at the Ships of the Sea Museum on November 20 from 7-9 PM. www.shipsofthesea.org

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NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Academy of Dance will perform ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas on Saturday, December 5 at 6:30 pm. This twist on the holiday classic should be a holiday tradition and will be in the beautifully decorated downtown Savannah Trustees Theatre. The costumes are all hand sewn and as delightful as the performance itself. Stop into Leopold’s for a scoop of Sugar Plum Fairy Ice Cream or a cup of Hot Chocolate. For Tickets please call 912-525-5050.

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NEW CFO

(SAVANNAH, GA) SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services has announced the appointment of four new Board members and a new CFO to the organization dedicated to assisting victims of domestic violence in the greater Savannah area.  For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/safe-shelter-welcomes-cfo-and-new-board-members/

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EMPLOYEES OR CONTRACTORS?

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) How does Georgia Employment Law dictate whether workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors? With tax money on the line, the Georgia Department of Labor and IRS pay close attention to the classification of workers. There are several considerations which must be met in order to establish independent contractor status in Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/georgia-employment-law-employee-versus-independent-contractor

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HISPANIC CHAMBER BANQUET

(SAVANNAH, GA) Metro-Savannah Hispanic Chamber celebrates their 1-Year Anniversary with an Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. in downtown Savannah from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  This Latin-themed gala will celebrate the accomplishments of local Hispanic business owners, chamber members, and community leaders who have championed the values of the organization. Tickets for this event are $40 for chamber members and $50 for non-members. http://www.msavhcc.org

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NUTCRACKER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Ballet Theater is presenting the Nutcracker at the Lucas Theater on December 5 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.  More than 3000 people typically attend this event, and each receives a Playbill program with advertisements. The turnaround is fairly quick, but if you send in your logo, we have a designer that can make it into an ad.  If you are interested in attending, here is a link for tickets: http://lucastheatre.com/schedule/nutcracker-in-savannah/

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MONEY

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 21 Lifestyle Changes To Make If You Want To Save Some Money
http://www.businessinsider.com/lifestyle-changes-to-save-more-money-2015-11

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USI

(USI INSURANCE) USI has become a premier middle market insurance brokerage firm by leveraging the USI ONE Advantage®, a game-changing value proposition that delivers to clients a robust set of risk management and benefit solutions with bottom line financial impact. For more information, visit visit www.usi.biz

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HOSPICE SAVANNAH’S TREE LIGHTING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Honor your deceased loved ones at Hospice Savannah’s 24th Annual Tree of Light memorial Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5:15 p.m.The non-denominational ceremony will be held on the patio of Full Circle, Business Center Drive. Donations support grief counselors throughout the Coastal Empire at no charge, to make a donation visit HospiceSavannah.org/TreeOfLight or call (912) 629-1055.

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RAFFLE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) of Savannah is selling raffle tickets for an original painting by Tiffani Taylor, valued at $4,000. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $25 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit the RCC. The painting’s winner will be announced on Saturday, December 19 at the Savannah Art Walk. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Tiffani Taylor Gallery (912) 507-7860 and/or Lynne Wolf (912) 346-3691.

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YOUTH HERO

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia is seeking Youth Hero Nominations for the 2016 Youth Hero Volunteer Service Awards.  Nominations will be accepted from any non-profit organization, school, team, religious organization, etc. Eligible youth must be enrolled in 6th-12th grade in a public, private or home school during the 2015-2016 school year.  To nominate a youth or for more information visit www.redcross.org/southeast. Deadline to nominate a deserving youth is December 31, 2015.

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MEET SMUDGY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue presents Smudgy, a black and white, male kitten available for adoption. Smudgy was born on March 26, 2015 and is great with cats and kids. To view Smudgy and other animals available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-083-smudgy/

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(INC) 3 Tips For Dealing With Co-founder Conflict (From Entrepreneurs Who Have Been There)
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E-BOOK

(LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES) Freading is a new e-book service for Live Oak Public Libraries users. Over 20,000 titles are available from a variety of small and independent publishers. New books are added weekly. All books allow for multi-user access, so there is never any waiting for a title. E-books are checked out for 14 days and can be renewed. For more information, visit http://www.liveoakpl.org/

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Savannah Jaycees Presents $11,000 to Local Charities, HUGS and Compassionate Friends of Savannah

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Savannah Jaycees Presents $11,000 to Local Charities, HUGS and Compassionate Friends of Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees presented two $5,500 checks to representatives from HUGS and Compassionate Friends of Savannah. These donations were made possible through proceeds raised at the Jaycees’ annual Charity Date Night auction, comprised of 25 local men and women.

Eligible bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with with gift cards to various local restaurants for dates. There was also a silent auction for those that did not want to bid on participants.

“All funds raised at the event went directly to our two service partners, Heads Up Guidance Services Inc. (HUGS) and the Compassionate Friends of Savannah,” said event coordinator Lauren Mathews, “We are so grateful for the community support we received, and we are honored to be able to present this donation to two well-deserving organizations.”

Funded by community donations and operated by volunteers, HUGS is a non-profit 501©(3) organization making professional counseling and vocational guidance available and affordable to all who need and desire services. For more information on HUGS, visit headsupsavannah.org.

The Compassionate Friends of Savannah is a self-help organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to families grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. TCF has no religious affiliation, and no individual membership fees or dues are charged. All bereaved family members are welcome. For more information on the Compassionate Friends of Savannah, visit tcfsavannah.com.

The two checks were presented at the Savannah Jaycees’ monthly Leadership NOW meeting, a lecture series focused on leadership, management, and professional skills. The series aligns with the Savannah Jaycees mission statement: to inspire leadership growth through community involvement.

Jaycees Check Presentation to Compassionate Friends of Savannah

Jaycees Check Presentation to Compassionate Friends of Savannah

Jaycees Check Presentation to HUGS

Jaycees Check Presentation to HUGS

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

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