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April 2016

Dawn Baker and Fleet Feet Sports Savannah Present Movement in the Park

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Zumba, Walk, Run, Dance! It doesn’t matter how you move … just move!

SAVANNAH, GA. Join the third annual “Movement in the Park,” a health and wellness fair for all ages on Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 2:00P.M.-5:00P.M. in Forsyth Park.  Participants can join in the “Dawning of a Miracle Mile” (a one mile walk/run), Zumba and all kinds of dances, health screenings, vendors, refreshments, fun and a whole lot more. It is a way of introducing everyone to fun ways to move and get active and start a healthier lifestyle.

Sponsored by News Anchor and Author –Dawn Baker and Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, the health and wellness fair benefits “The Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship,” (administered by Savannah Community Foundation) a $1,000 scholarship awarded every year to a Chatham County Public or Private School college-bound female graduating senior who has a chronic/life-threatening illness, or has experienced serious hardship and has succeeded in spite of adversity.
Donation for this event is only $10.00.

We are urging everyone to join us for the fun, refreshments and give-a-ways.
You may register online at: http://dawnbakeronline.com/index.php?id=30.

For questions or additional information, please call (912) 232-6048 or email us at: contactus@dawnbakeronline.com.

Contact: Lula L. Baker, Public Relations Manager
Phone: 912-232-6048 or 888-749-9133
Email: contactus@dawnbakeronline.com

Picture Caption- Participants Working Out at “Movement in the Park”

 

The Metropolitan Savannah Hispanic Chamber raising funds and emergency supplies for the victims of the 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador. Death toll is nearly 800. SUPPLIES NEEDED: tents, mosquito netting, toilet paper, flashlights and batteries, canned food, adult and baby diapers, baby food, women sanitary pads, baby wipes, light blankets, isopropyl alcohol and antibacterial soap. Drop off at Chatham Parkway Subaru . For more info call Araceli Harper – Tel 912-272-4579.

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Metropolitan Savannah Hispanic Chamber “Hands for Ecuador” Campaign

The Metropolitan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in coordination with the Ecuadorian Consulate in Atlanta, are working in a relief effort for the victims of the 7.8-magnitude quake rocked Ecuador’s coast on April 16, killing hundreds and injuring thousands more. Given the current death toll—nearly 800—it is the deadliest earthquake to strike the country since 1987.

We have started a campaign to assist in raising funds and collecting emergency supplies at various locations through the Metropolitan Savannah and Liberty County from April 25 to May 16, 2016.  We also have suggested links for monetary support that go directly to the affected needs – water and medical needs.

SUPPLIES NEEDED: tents, mosquito netting, toilet paper, flashlights and batteries, canned food, adult and baby diapers, baby food, women sanitary pads, baby wipes, light blankets, isopropyl alcohol and antibacterial soap.

LOCATIONS: As of this release locations are: (Make sure that you call prior arriving with a donation)

  1. Chatham Parkway Subaru –  7 Park of Commerce Way, Savannah, GA 31405 Tel. (912) 695-5038    Contact: Malcolm Williams                      Drop-off hours: Mon-Fri  8am–8 pm    Sat: 8am – 6 pm
  2. Mucho Gusto Latin Market – 612 US Highway 80 W.  Savannah, GA 31408 (912) 330-4248
    Contact: Iris Sarria                                     Drop-off hours: Mon-Sat  11am – 8 pm.

 

  1. 3. Centro Hispano – 1 Gamble Rd. Savannah, GA 3140 Tel. (912)

Contact: Samuel Rodriguez                         Drop-off hours: Tue-Fri 10am-3pm

 

  1. Mi Mundo Supermarket – 5934 Ga Highway 21 S Rincon, GA  31326-5505 (912) 826-0377

 

  1. Hinesville Georgia – Contact Denise Dudley at (912) 463-3348

 

MONETARY: We suggest that monetary donations are done through one of the following channels:

Samaritan’s Purse has added an Ecuador specific fundraising page. They will be sending a Tier-2 emergency field hospital with emergency staff. They also plan on bringing clean water for 50,000 people and shelters for 5,000 families. In addition to the overwhelming medical need, Samaritan’s Purse is also working to bring clean water to 50,000 people and meet the shelter needs of 5,000 households.
LifeStraw is an organization working to make clean water available to everyone on the coast is through water purifiers. LifeStraw currently has a team of staff and partners in Ecuador that are managing logistics, partnerships, deliveries, monitoring and training. We have setup a link to group donations from the Savannah region. Donate here to help this effort.

Please help us help our brothers and sisters in this really catastrophic event! Also, please remember to pray for the people of Ecuador as they face this disaster. Ask for healing for the hurting, comfort for those who have lost loved ones, and for salvation for those who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ.
CONTACTS:   Araceli Harper – Tel 912-272-4579   or   Susana Herrera (912) 220-9657

What Small Business Owners Need to Know About the New Regulation on Crowdfunding starting May 16, 2016

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It is easy to see the allure of crowdfunding as an option to raise capital for small business owners. Be aware, however, that there are several hidden pitfalls to raising capital through crowdfunding.

Choosing the best model: donation or securities

Donation crowdfunding involves backers donating varying sums of money to support a specific cause or project on websites such as Indiegogo, Kickstarter, or GoFundMe. In exchange for “donations” from investors, the entrepreneur promises to offer services, pre-order of products, and other creative packages. There is very little oversight and the online website serves merely as a facilitator for the transaction between the entrepreneur and the investors.

Securities crowdfunding is subject to far more oversight with the goal of offering more protection for investors. The SEC has passed rigorous rules to make all funding portals register before they will be allowed to facilitate transactions.

Critics of this method argue that these new rules could potentially cost tens of thousands of dollars.

New Regulation Crowdfunding rules
Adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), these new regulations will present new opportunities and obstacles when they go into effect on Monday, May 16.

• Issuers may raise a maximum aggregate amount of $1 million through crowdfunding offerings in any 12-month period.
• Individual investors, in any 12-month period, may invest in the aggregate across all crowdfunding offerings up to the greater of $2,000 or 5% of the lesser of annual income or net worth, if either annual income or net worth is less than $100,000; or 10% of the lesser of their annual income or net worth if both their annual income and net worth are equal to or more than $100,000.
• Aggregate amount an investor may invest in all crowdfunding offerings may not exceed $100,000 in any 12-month period.

The bottom line is that new Regulation Crowdfunding rules will allow anyone, accredited or non-accredited, to invest in a U.S.-based company. Credit scores, collateral, cash contribution from the owner, current cash flow, owner experience, and so forth, are not mentioned.

Intellectual property
After deciding which model to use, an owner must ensure that any designs, names and ideas they plan to use and publish are not currently protected. A search through the database on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s website will let you know if your name or idea is already registered. It’s important to search for the exact name, plus variations of the name including misspellings and similar sounding words or phrases.

In addition, you should do a basic internet search. After verifying that you have not infringed on any current patent and trademarks, be sure to federally register all relevant ideas, names, and designs to ensure that your work is protected.

Deliver on all promises
After a successful campaign to raise capital, a small business owner has continuing obligations to investors. There are numerous horror stories from donation crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter in which entrepreneurs go bankrupt following a successful campaign because they did not plan for the volume they would pre-sell or the additional funds needed to fulfill promises.

There are also commonly legal claims filed against entrepreneurs by investors who did not receive products. Set a realistic monetary goal and plan ahead if you are manufacturing a new product or providing a service. Donation crowdfunding sites serve as facilitators and hold no liability. If you receive the funds; you are on the hook to deliver.

Tax implications
Depending upon your product or service, the money raised may qualify as income or a non-taxable gift. There could also be issues related to sales tax and the issuance of 1099s.

All of these issues should be carefully considered prior to starting any new crowdfunding campaign. While these can be valuable resources of capital, the proper planning, research, and professional guidance will help ensure your great idea enjoys the success it deserves.

Charles Bowen is a business attorney who focuses on commercial, banking and manufacturing law and also offers comprehensive mediation services. He may be contacted at 912.544.2050 or cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com

Coastal Divorce Advisors, An Affiliate of Coastal Capital Management, Opens for Business in Savannah

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Coastal Divorce Advisors, An Affiliate of Coastal Capital Management, Opens for Business in Savannah

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(SAVANNAH, GA) To provide help with financial planning during a divorce, Coastal Divorce Advisors, LLC has opened in Savannah on 21 East York Street. The goal of the firm is to provide clients with the support and guidance they need to make intelligent, unemotional financial decisions as they navigate the divorce process.

A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at their new office, located at 21 East York Street, Savannah, GA 31401.

“We serve as the financial expert on the divorce team, working hand in hand with our client’s divorce attorney to guide our clients through the complex process of dividing the marital assets and finances,” Sam Hubbard, MBA, CFA, CDFA, who is both founder and principal of the firm. “Since 80 to 85 percent of a divorce is about the financials, it just makes sense to let an expert in divorce financial planning help you move forward with confidence.”

Coastal Divorce Advisors analyzes the assets and considers potential tax implications, evaluates settlement options, and provides short-term and long-term projections to enable the attorney to negotiate the most favorable settlement agreement.

“We also provide expert witness testimony in court to further support your case,” remarked Hubbard. “This helps level the playing field for spouses who may be less involved with the family finances.”

Prior to founding Coastal Divorce Advisors, Hubbard was a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in New York City, where he developed financial plans, asset allocation models, and appropriate investment strategies for high-net-worth clients.

Born and raised in Savannah, Hubbard graduated from St. Andrew’s School. He received a BA from Furman University in Greenville, SC, and an MBA, with a dual concentration in finance and management, from Fordham University in New York City. He also earned both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) designations as well as holds life, health and accident life insurance licenses. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the Atlanta Society of Financial and Investment Professionals (ASFIP), and the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts.

Coastal Divorce Advisors, LLC is affiliated with Coastal Capital Management, LLC. Coastal Divorce Advisors, LLC does not provide tax or legal advice. For more information, visit www.CoastalDivorceAdvisors.com or contact Sam Hubbard at 912-234-3657 or Sam@CoastalDivorceAdvisors.com.

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ABOUT COASTAL DIVORCE ADVISORS
Coastal Divorce Advisors, in Savannah, Ga., helps clients focus on the big picture and key details during a divorce to help ensure a secure financial future. Founded and managed by Sam Hubbard, MBA, CFA, CDFA; Coastal Divorce Advisors provides clients with the support and guidance they need to make smart, unemotional financial decisions as they navigate the often-overwhelming divorce process. Coastal Divorce Advisors is affiliated with Coastal Capital Management and is located at 21 East York Street, Savannah, GA 31401. For more information, visit www.CoastalDivorceAdvisors.com or contact Sam Hubbard at 912-234-3657 or Sam@CoastalDivorceAdvisors.com.

CONTACT
Sam Hubbard, MBA, CFA, CDFA, principal
Coastal Divorce Advisors
(912) 234-3657
Sam@CoastalDivorceAdvisors.com
www.CoastalDivorceAdvisors.com

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Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
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Tuesday, May 3 Savannah Welcomes Minority Leader Stacey Abrams 2016 and Beyond: Charting a Course for Progressive Policy WINs in Georgia The Beach Institute

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MISSION: Georgia’s WIN List is a political action committee dedicated to

changing the face of power in Georgia by recruiting, training, supporting, and

electing Democratic women for statewide and legislative office who will be

effective advocates for the issues most important to women and children,

including the preservation of reproductive freedom.

2016 CHALLENGE: To protect the 10 currently serving endorsed women who

face Primary or General Election challenges. To replace the four women who

chose not to seek re-election and to elect new faces for several open seats.

THE RECORD: Georgia’s WIN List has helped elect more than 50 women to the

Georgia General Assembly, 29 of whom still serve — eight in the Senate and 19

in the House. WIN List has a nationally respected reputation for electing new

faces and helping proven progressive incumbents fight off Republican

challenges. During our 15 year history, WIN List has raised more than $1.5

million to help elect women with direct candidate contributions which multiply

when those in our WIN List donor network rely upon our rigorous endorsement

process to write checks of their own. More than 1,000 women have participated

in WIN List training efforts.

TRAINING FUTURE LEADERS: The WIN Leadership Academy, our flagship

program, provides an in-depth year-long training program for a carefully selected

cohort of women who hope to seek office in the future. The 2016 class of 20 is

the largest and most diverse ever! We also conduct regular one-day “boot camp”

style candidate training sessions to expand outreach.

JOIN US: Your CONTRIBUTIONS fund financial and strategic support for

endorsed candidates and training. When you ENCOURAGE women to attend

training or run for office, you become part of our team: Women in Numbers who

elect Women in Numbers!

 

http://gawinlist.com/

 

 

Real Estate Enterprise, SERVICE FIRST Real Estate Associates, Launches in Savannah and Cuts Ribbon at New Office

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(SAVANNAH, GA) A new real estate enterprise, SERVICE FIRST Real Estate Associates (sfrea™), was recently launched in the Savannah area. Founded by Joe Dyer, former franchisee of Checkers, Bojangles and Cold Stone Creamery, sfrea™ will focus on residential real estate services.

A ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration will be held at their first office at 101 West DeRenne Ave. On Thursday, May 12, there will be an invitation only event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30. Their public grand opening will be Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with prize drawings being held at the close. During the grand opening celebration, Dyer will be collecting donations for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Associates at sfrea™ will serve as buying and listing agents for clients. As a buyer’s agent, sfrea™ associates will assist the client during the entire purchasing process with sourcing the properties, negotiating the best possible price, financing and insurance coverages, as well as helping the client during the legal process to complete their home purchase. As a listing agent, sfrea™ associates will evaluate the property and perform an intensive comparative market analysis on the home to ensure that the seller has vital information concerning the property listing and pricing points.

“With SERVICE FIRST we will be setting the tone for customer-pleasing service not seen before. Ecstatic buyers and sellers are what we are all about. We will also focus on helping first time home buyers achieve the American dream of home ownership. Part of our service will be item-by-item consumer assistance, leaving no leaf unturned that might benefit one of our clients,” said Dyer. “In all regards we will live by the Golden Rule, and treat each and every client as family.”

Dyer’s wealth of life and business experience before becoming a real estate agent includes being a multi-unit restaurant manager, a franchise-operating partner, and a southeast regional property manager for a major restaurant chain, as well as preparatory experiences in construction and of all types of insurances, as evidenced by recently saving one family over $10,000 annually on their home owners insurance package.

Dyer will be assembling a team of like-minded, service-oriented professionals, believing that service to others is the ultimate client-pleasing way of building and conducting a successful enterprise.

For more information about the grand opening celebrations, contact Joe Dyer at 912-598-6150, or Laura Rayno, sfrea™ Office Manager, at 912-661-9649 or emailLaura.Rayno@ServiceFirstRealEstateAssociates.com.

ABOUT SERVICE FIRST Real Estate Associates
SERVICE FIRST Real Estate Associates (sfrea™) is a residential real estate enterprise based in Savannah, GA. Founded by business veteran Joe Dyer, sfrea™ focuses on delivering only the highest levels of service to its clients, treating each as though they are very close friends and family. The initial office is located at 101 West DeRenne Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, call 912-598-6150.

CONTACTS:
Joe Dyer
Realtor and Principal
SERVICE FIRST Real Estate Associates
912-598-6150
joe.dyer@ServiceFirstRealEstateAssociates.com

Laura Rayno
Office Manager
SERVICE FIRST Real Estate Associates
912-661-9649
Laura.Rayno@ServiceFirstRealEstateAssociates.com

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

Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005

info@crussomarketing.com

Joe Dyer, SERVICE FIRST Real Estate Services

Joe Dyer, SERVICE FIRST Real Estate Services

Enmarket Encourage Health Series Presents “Eat Well and Boost Your Energy With Phytochemicals” on June 21

By | Local NewsWIRE, Uncategorized, Visibility Team

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, June 21, Ellen Blossman, Ph.D. will present, “Eat Well and Boost Your Energy With Phytochemicals” as the second of four lectures in the 2016 Encourage Health Education Series. The lecture will be hosted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway.

Blossman said, “The goal of this presentation is to raise awareness of the role of phytochemicals for our health and inspire the audience to choose nutrient-dense foods that will boost the immune system and, thereby, promote better health.”

A healthy lunch will be provided to attendees. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website, http://healthysavannah.org/event-signup-form-eat-well-and-boost-your-energy-with-phytochemicals/.

While scientific research supports the role of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes for our health, Blossman plans to bring another nutritional category, called phytochemicals, to our attention. Now that scientists are now able to measure and classify them, and have found they contain “anti-aging, anti-disease, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.”

Blossman is a certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She also is certified in Advanced Food Healing Science and a Holy Fire Karuna Reiki® Master. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Language and is co-founder of Blue Heron Holistic Healing in Savannah, GA. Throughout her career, Ellen has given presentations in the United States, France, Spain, Mexico, and Brazil.

During Blossman’s presentation, Urban Hope, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on helping the inner city children in Savannah create better lives for themselves, was selected to receive the $1,000 enmarket Encourage Health grant.

This presentation is sponsored by enmarket, Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9. For more information on this presentation or the enmarket Encourage Health Series, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries

Ellen Blossman

Ellen Blossman

MORE INFORMATION ON THE ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
Enmarket’s 2016 series of wellness lectures is sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9. The series features 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 are awarded a $1,000 grant from Encourage Health Education Sponsors and allotted an enmarket Dollar Day, along with a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the series. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 61 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 25, 2016

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MEET TEACY
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Teacy, a domestic shorthaired cat approximately 6 months old. Teacy is housebroken, up-to-date on shots, and wonderful with other cats and children. To view Teacy and other animals available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-c-022-teacy/

MAY 4 – STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN SAVANNAH 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS, presented by SCORE and Wells Fargo, will be held on Wednesday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.  During the FREE conference, reports will be issued by 10 area experts that will have 3 minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to Savannah’s small business community.  This luncheon is free, but RSVPs are required. To reserve a seat please RSVP to SCORE at 912.652-4335 or visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecbseenif6cafe3a&llr=anwty5eab

$1000

(SAVANNAH, GA) The most recent enmarket Encourage Health Education program included a $1,000 check presentation to The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America, a nonprofit organization that combines educational activities with value driven projects in order to mold young men and encourage them to make ethical and moral decisions throughout their future. For more information, visit http://savannahnow.com/your-good-news/2016-04-20/your-good-news-healthy-savannah-enmarket-present-check-boy-scouts

SAFEGUARD YOUR DATA

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you’re a small business owner, there’s a 50-50 chance your company will be hacked and your digital data will be stolen or lost. Keith Fletcher of Speros will speak to small business owners on the top five ways to safeguard data on April 27 at a luncheon meeting of the Savannah Chapter of SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/technology-expert-keith-fletcher-speak-savannah-score-april-luncheon/

START A BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Why Savannah is a great place for starting a business in Georgia: http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/why-savannah-is-a-great-place-for-starting-a-business-in-georgia

SERVICE FIRST Real Estate Associates

(SAVANNAH, GA) A new real estate enterprise, SERVICE FIRST Real Estate Associates (sfrea™), was recently launched in the Savannah area. Founded by Joe Dyer, former franchisee of Checkers, Bojangles and Cold Stone Creamery, sfrea™ will focus on residential real estate services. For more information, please visit: https://carriagetradepr.com/new-real-estate-enterprise-service-first-real-estate-associates-opens-savannah/

POKER RUN

(SAVANNAH, GA) The local chapter of the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club announces that their annual Poker Run will be held Sunday, April 24 and will benefit the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS).  Registration for the 2.5 hour motorcycle run will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Southern Biker Gear in Richmond Hill.  Proceeds collected from the event will directly support LDSS. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/firefighters-select-lowcountry-syndrome-society-benefiting-charity-annual-poker-run/

SPRING FESTIVAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Skidaway presents its annual Skidaway Village Spring Family Festival Event at the Village on Skidaway Island. April 30 from 10am-3pm. Events include live music, “The Rogues”, face painting for children etc. For Further information, contact Bob Murphy at 912-598-7095, Skidaway Island Rotary Club  http://www.skidawayrotary.org

CITIZEN FOR CLEAN AIR AND WATER

(SAVANNAH , GA) There are 3 schools near Elba Island LNG Storage Facility off of President’s street. Please attend a Meeting Monday, May 2 from 7 to 8pm at a Public Forum sponsored by Citizen for Clean Air and Water. RSVP to: CWBSparalegal@aol.com Contact: Clete Bergen 912-233-8001

CLAY TOURNAMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Diabetes Association is hosting their largest fundraising event of the year – the 4th Annual Lawyers Guns & Money Sporting Clay Tournament. The event will start May 21 at 2 p.m. and be held at the Forest City Gun Club located at 9203 Ferguson Ave, Savannah, GA. The after party will begin at 6 p.m. and include BBQ, bourbon tasting, silent auction and live music by Connellis and The Train Wrecks Band. For more information, visit http://main.diabetes.org/site/Calendar?id=51315&view=Detail&utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=savannahkap2016&utm_campaign=EVENT&s_src=vanity&s_subsrc=savannahkap2016

 
BLOOD DRIVE
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, April 30, The American Red Cross will host the fourth annual Lori Dunham Gordon Memorial Blood Drive at the Savannah Mall, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The blood drive will be located on the lower level of the Savannah Mall, near Center Court between the Stuff Store and GNC. Donors will be entered to win several giveaways. This year’s goal for the drive is 25 units. Appointments are encouraged at redcrossblood.org, searching the Sponsor Code SAVMall. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/american-red-cross-announces-fourth-annual-lori-dunham-gordon-memorial-blood-drive/
DAWN BAKER’S SCHOLARSHIP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The third annual “Movement in the Park” Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Sunday, May 15 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Sponsored by Dawn Baker and Fleet Feet Savannah, the event will have a Dawning of a Miracle Mile walk/run, Zumba, yoga, vendors, and refreshments. Proceeds from this event will benefit Dawn Baker’s scholarship, “The Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship” which is a $1,000 grant awarded to a college-bound graduating female with a chronic/life-threatening illness or a senior who has succeeded in spite of adversity. http://www.dawnbakeronline.com/index.php?id=30

NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS MAY 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lead Actor of Where Hope Grows, David DeSanctis will be joining Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society as they present their 7th annual Night of Champions. The event will be held on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom located at 1 Resort Drive. This community event celebrates differently abled adults, including these with Down Syndrome, and recognizes the local businesses that employ them. For more information on this years event, visit http://nightofchampions.org

$12,500 GRANT TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. presented Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter (PPO) with a $12,500 grant to support the organization’s ongoing efforts to improve life for homeless, abused and runaway youth and their families in the Savannah community. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/bank-america-charitable-foundation-awards-12k-grant-park-place-outreach/

GOLF

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 37th annual Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America’s Dodd Family Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Club at Savannah Harbor.  All funds raised will benefit the Scoutreach program for low income, inner city youth.   $500 per team includes lunch, dinner and team photo for each participant, and the $600 Corporate Team also includes Hole Sponsorship.  Trophies and prizes will be awarded to winning teams. Register now by calling Angela Phillips at the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America at 912-927-7272, ext. 204 or email her at Angela.Phillips@Scouting.org.   https://coastalgeorgiabsa.doubleknot.com/event/1884150

JOB HUNTING?

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LAW

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Located in Savannah, GA, The Bowen Law Group is a full-service corporate law firm that practices in areas including commercial, banking, entertainment, manufacturing, employment, healthcare, transportation and logistics and mediation services. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com

CRIME STOPPERS 16TH ANNUAL AZALEA RACE

(SAVANNAH, GA)   A challenge is being issued to gain bragging rights for the “Fastest Response Time” among law enforcement.  Register by 4/30 for discounts for CrimeStoppers 16th Annual Azalea Race Against Crime 5-10-15K race. May 7th is CrimeStoppers only annual fundraiser for the reward funds to assist victims of crime.  race/walk registration form or www.Active.com or at Fleet Feet Sports (Waters Ave.) or www.savannahchathamcrimestoppers.org

MANDALA COLORING MEDITATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Joy Ride for the Body and Soul.  Get reacquainted with your innate childlike freedom and joy during this yoga and mandala coloring meditation workshop.  Sunday May 1 at 1:00 SYC founder Kelley Boyd will lead you through an hour of Vinyassa Fow Yoga followed by an hour of storytelling and mandala coloring!  $20 in advance, $25 the day of.   Full details at www.savannahyoga.com/workshops

THE ROGUES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Skidaway presents its annual Skidaway Village Spring Family Festival Event at the Village on Skidaway Island. April 30 from 10am-3pm. Events include live music, “The Rogues”, face painting for children etc. For Further information, contact Bob Murphy at 912-598-7095, Skidaway Island Rotary Club (Web:  http://www.skidawayrotary.org)

NEWSLETTER

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BLOOD DRIVE APRIL 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, April 30, The American Red Cross will host the fourth annual Lori Dunham Gordon Memorial Blood Drive at the Savannah Mall, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The blood drive will be located on the lower level of the Savannah Mall, near Center Court between the Stuff Store and GNC. Donors will be entered to win several giveaways. This year’s goal for the drive is 25 units. Appointments are encouraged at redcrossblood.org, searching the Sponsor Code SAVMall. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/american-red-cross-announces-fourth-annual-lori-dunham-gordon-memorial-blood-drive/

FIRST IMPRESSION

(BUSINESS INSIDER) How to Make a Brilliant First Impression
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WHEELCHAIR CLEANING EVENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will be hosting its Annual Wheelchair Cleaning Event April 30th from 10-12 at their office located at 5105 Paulsen Street, Suite 143-B. Enjoy food, fellowship, and entertainment while we make your wheelchair or scooter squeaky clean!  For more information, contact Denise Howard at 912.920.2414, dhoward@lifecil.com, or visit www.lifecil.com

ARBOR DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celebrate National Arbor Day with the Savannah Tree Foundation this week. In recognition of National Arbor Day on Friday, April 29th, the Savannah Tree Foundation will hold a fun, family celebration in Kavanaugh Park (Abercorn at E. 46th) from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday, April 27th.  A tree climbing demonstration will take place at 6pm by ISA Certified Arborist Shem Kendrick. Donations support the Savannah Tree Foundation’s tree planting fund. For more information, visit http://www.savannahtree.com/calendar/

DEWITT TILTON GROUP

(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) Andrew Dewitt has developed entire communities, including subdivisions, condominium and town home communities, office parks and historic renovations. He is also President of Dewitt, Cook & Associates, a full-service appraisal firm actively engaged in real estate valuation and consulting assignments including subdivisions, offices, industrial complexes and retail centers. He has been a pillar of the construction and real estate industry for more than 25 years.  For more information, visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

NETWORKING

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GET FIT DON’T SIT DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) May 4 is National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day-Get Up and Move. The American Diabetes Association has compiled a lit of “10 Steps for Success” to aid in encouraging a healthy environment in the workplace for the day such as publicly encourage employees to commit to being physically active throughout the day and engage CEO and senior leadership in leading by example. To get more tips on ways to get an active workplace for National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, visit: http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/wellness-lives-here/mission-engagement-days/gfds/

GARDENING CLASSES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will be hosting a series of Accessible Gardening Classes through the summer on the third Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. starting Wednesday, April 20 at their office located at 5105 Paulsen Street, Suite 143-B. Experienced Gardener, Denise Hutton will teach you how and when to plant your garden and how to properly maintain it. For more information, contact Jessica Mathis at 912.920.2414, jmathis@lifecil.com, or visit www.lifecil.com

By | Local NewsWIRE, Savannah, Georgia Public Relations Firm, PR Agency

Healthy Savannah and Enmarket Present $1000 Donation Check to Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America During Encourage Health Series

(SAVANNAH, GA) The most recent enmarket Encourage Health Education program included a $1,000 check presentation to The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America, a nonprofit organization that combines educational activities with value driven projects in order to mold young men and encourage them to make ethical and moral decisions throughout their future.

The lecture, first in this year’s education series, featured Kevin Klinkenberg presenting, “Going Old School: Walk Your Way to Better Health.” Klinkenberg encouraged attendees to make walking a part of their everyday lives and shared many of the health benefits associated with walking.

Matt Clements, Director of Marketing at enmarket, presented the check the representatives of the Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America.

The 2016 enmarket Encourage Health Education Series is also sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.

The second lecture in the series will be “Eat Well and Boost Your Energy With Phytochemicals!” on Saturday, June 18. It will be presented by Ellen Blossman, PhD, Co-founder of Blue Heron Holistic Healing. At Blossman’s lecture, Urban Hope, an organization dedicated to empowering the inner city children of Savannah, will be awarded the Encourage Health grant.

 

(LEFT to RIGHT) Matt Clements, Director of Marketing at enmarket; Dr. Peter Mastopoulos, Executive Board Member of Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America, NESA Alumni and International Scouting Representative; Paula Kreissler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah; Harry Moore, Executive Board Member of Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America, and Endowment Chair; Barbara Foley, Marketing & Outreach Director of Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America; Susie Ryan, Assistant Scout Executive/Resource Development Director of Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America; Nikki Bing, District Executive of Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America; and Virginia Thomas, Work Study Student of Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America.

(LEFT to RIGHT) Matt Clements, Director of Marketing at
enmarket; Dr. Peter Mastopoulos, Executive Board Member of Coastal
Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America, NESA Alumni and International
Scouting Representative; Paula Kreissler, Executive Director of
Healthy Savannah; Harry Moore, Executive Board Member of Coastal
Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America, and Endowment Chair; Barbara
Foley, Marketing & Outreach Director of Coastal Georgia Council, Boy
Scouts of America; Susie Ryan, Assistant Scout Executive/Resource
Development Director of Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of
America; Nikki Bing, District Executive of Coastal Georgia Council,
Boy Scouts of America; and Virginia Thomas, Work Study Student of
Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America.

 

MORE INFORMATION ON THE ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
Enmarket’s 2016 series of wellness lectures is sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9. The series features 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 are awarded a $1,000 grant from Encourage Health Education Sponsors and allotted an enmarket Dollar Day, along with a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the series. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 61 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

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

Technology Expert Keith Fletcher to Speak at Savannah SCORE April Luncheon

By | Local NewsWIRE

Speros COO Presents Top Five Ways for Small Business Owners to Safeguard Digital Data

(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher, chief operating officer of Speros, a business technology solutions firm located in Savannah, will speak to small business owners on the five most important ways for small business owners to safeguard their digital data on Wednesday, April 27 at a luncheon meeting of the Savannah Chapter of SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SCORE’s conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, in Savannah. The lecture is free and open to the public, however, attendees are asked to RSVP to SCORE at 912-652-4335.

“You might be thinking if large corporations can’t seem to avoid cyber crime, there’s little you can do to prevent the same thing from happening to your small business, especially with today’s sophisticated hacking schemes,” said Fletcher. “But there are a number of effective safeguards that will help protect your online data.”

Fletcher’s advice for small business owners attending the SCORE luncheon will include how to watch for the telltale signs of being hacked, and what steps to take to recover compromised data. He will also outline the most effective measures to tighten security to prevent breaches from happening in the first place.

“There are five, generally low-cost, security measures that every small business must take to minimize the risk of a cyber attack,” advised Fletcher. “These include installing a good, true firewall, making frequent and multiple backups, and ensuring your systems are protected with reliable anti-virus and anti-spam software.”

His presentation will include additional details on those security measures, along with the emergency procedures small businesses need to enact immediately if digital data is hacked, plus advice on how small businesses can protect their reputation and best retain customer confidence, if a hack does occur. For more information about SCORE or to register for the luncheon event, please call (912) 652-4335 or visit https://savannah.score.org/

MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS
Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Speros team members continually stay updated on leading-edge, certified technologies to maximize solutions and ensure businesses succeed in this fast-paced, technology driven world. For more information, visit speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com.

CONTACT
Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer
Speros
912.354.8900
kfletcher@speros.com

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

Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

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