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June 2016

‘Georgia’s Clean Energy Future’ conference on June 23, 2016

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols presents: Georgia’s Clean Energy Future on Thursday, June 23rd 9A – 12N at Savannah Technical College 5717 White Bluff Road. Attendance is FREE but registration is required:
Visit www.CleanEnergyRoadshow.com for more information or call 678-810-0929

 

Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols presents:

Georgia’s Clean Energy Future
Hosted by Savannah Technical College 5717 White Bluff Road

Georgia’s Clean Energy Future

Thursday, June 23rd 9A – 12N

9A-10A: Vehicle and Equipment Display in front of building

10A-12N: Seminar and Panel Discussions

Special Guest Speakers:

• Dr. Kathy S. Love – President, Savannah Technical College

• Georgia State Senator Lester Jackson

• Lee Smith – County Manager – Chatham County (Pending)

• Becoming a “Clean City” Funding opportunities for projects: Partnership for Clean

Transportation- Don Francis

• Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Infrastructure Update and Key Considerations in Preparing a

CNG Station Project

• Georgia Power – Infrastructure rebate programs for EV Charging

• Georgia’s Solar Energy Future and Energy Storage Solutions- Hannah Solar

• Georgia’s Water – Energy nexus – Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

• USDA grants and the Rural Energy for America funding program (REAP)

• The #2 Best Fleet In America on best practices: DeKalb County

• Nissan USA and the all-electric LEAF for fleets

• Propane uses for Agriculture and off-road uses

• Georgia’s Wind Energy Future

• Georgia’s Energy Policy Future and the State Legislature Study Committee

Sponsors: AGL Resources, Georgia Power, Municipal Gas Authority, Hannah Solar, Agility Fuel Systems,

Attendance is FREE but registration is required:

Visit www.CleanEnergyRoadshow.com for more information or call 678-810-0929

Please meet Todd Cellini, Assistant Vice Chancellor for South Campuses and Savannah Campus President; New President of the Board at Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

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Todd Cellini

Todd Cellini

Q: How long have you been at South University?
A: Since July 2008.

Q: What is your background?
After graduating from Binghamton University I went to Oswego (N.Y.) State and became a student hall director. I started to work my way south and moved to the University of South Carolina in Columbus as the resident life coordinator and student life instructor.

Q: What was your first position at South University
A: In 2008 I was the dean of students position. I was promoted to president in 2009.

Q: What duties are you responsible for at South?
A: I run the day to day operations of South University in Savannah, GA and provide oversight to the 12-month MBA Program, along with the Columbia, SC campus, and Virginia Beach, VA campus. I handle all different aspects of the university such as: admissions, academic affairs, student affairs, finance, facilities, public relations and human resources.

Q: What 
part of the 

business
 are
 you
 the 
most 
passionate about?
A: Definitely the students. I had incredible educational mentors and want to return the favor by helping students reach their potential. No day is ever the same. I have 1,500 students and watching their growth from the day they enter South University until their Commencement ceremony is very rewarding. I am a first generation college graduate. I’ve always valued education and it is gratifying to see the difference it makes and how our Alumni help grow their local economies and make life better for all.

Q: What 
notable
 awards 
have 
you 
received?
A: Most recently I was recognized as an Outstanding Contributor by the United Way of the Coastal Empire during their Victory Celebration. While all awards are humbling, these types of awards give me the greatest pleasure as they show the impact I’m having in our local community, beyond just my employment.

Q: How did you first got involved in with Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter?
A: I get multiple requests for my service on nonprofit boards and I’m very selective about which ones I commit too. I was approached a little over two years ago by two board members, Deb Thompson from WSAV and Jack Levine from Morgan Stanley, and as soon as I walked into the facility, I fell in love with it. It lined up well with my personal values and philosophy, and as an educator I find it very important to work with youth.

Q: What has surprised you most about working with Park Place Outreach?
A: There are so many incredible things about the organization. All of their services are free and in addition to being dedicated to the kids, they even work to reunite families through counseling and other aids. Although there are a lot of great aspects to PPO, the most unbelievable part is the level of connection that the staff makes with the children- it makes everything we do there worthwhile.

Q: Tell me about someone who has influenced your decision to work with PPO?
A: Deb Thompson from WSAV was on the board and originally told me about the organization. The tour of the home she gave me sealed the deal. Besides that, being recognized by the United Way of the Coastal Empire also showed me that the organization was worth my investment and time.

Q: Tell me three things that might surprise someone about you?
A:
1. I am a first generation college graduate.
2. For a good cause/charity I’d do almost anything, like edge off a building in the name of fundraising,
3. I was an Environmental Studies/Geography major in undergraduate school.

Q: What do you think will change about Park Place Outreach over the next five years?
A: Somethings will never change, like how much Park Place Outreach will continue to help youth in the area. However, I think Park Place Outreach will become a leader in youth outreach in our community, not just a Youth Emergency Shelter.

Q: What do you like to do when you aren’t working or volunteering?
A: I spend time with my wife, Kristen, and son Doran. We enjoy local parks and eateries. On the weekends you can usually catch us at any local playground followed by a meal out at one of our favorite local restaurants.

Q: Where are you from?
A: I’m originally from Monticello, NY, a small town in upstate New York.

Q: What high school did you go to? / What college did you attend? What was your major?
A: I graduated from Monticello High School and then went to Binghamton University where I received a Bachelor Degree in Geography and a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Studies. I stayed at Binghamton to also get my Masters in Social Sciences (Student Affairs Concentration). After that I attended Argosy University and obtained a Doctorate in Education with a focus in Organizational Leadership.

Q: Who is or was your professional mentor?
A: I’ve had a few in my career at each level but throughout the years I’d say it has been combination of my parents. My father, Tony was a politician for 40 years in the Town of Thompson. My mother, Linda worked for nonprofit organizations like United Way and YMCA her entire career. If you mix those two occupations together you get a blend of how I’ve led my professional career.

Q: Tell me about your family.
A: My wife Kristen works for Bluknowledge, a local education consulting firm in Savannah; she is the person that motivates me every day and has brought stability and an equal partnership to my life. We have a two-and-a-half year old son Doran. He is the ball of energy that makes every day exciting.

Q: What is your favorite book to read?
A: My favorite book is “Tuesday with Morrie” by Mitch Albom. The story reinforces what is most important in life. Recently, I’ve been hooked by author Patrick Lencioni who writes a bunch of different organizational health/management books.

Q: What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
A: Time with my family. I work hard; I volunteer hard but they keep me grounded.

Q: What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
A: Baseball – I’m a huge New York Mets fan.

Q: What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
A: Possibly edge off the building for Park Place Outreach. Over the Edge happens every year on Halloween day and organizations raise money to either send someone over the edge, or keep them from doing it! It’s a great way to raise moral in the workplace and experience something you’ve never done before.

Savannah Based Kole Management Company Hires Director of Property Management

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Khrista Villegas has joined Kole Management Company (KMC) as Director of Property Management. In this key executive position, Villegas will have primary oversight of operations for 14 multifamily properties comprising more than 2,500 total units in Savannah, Charleston, Augusta and Macon. She will also be focused on continued growth of the company through seeking further development, acquisitions and investment opportunities.

Prior to joining KMC, Villegas was a Senior Regional Manager with Greystar, the nation’s largest 3rd party apartment management company. Previous to that, she served as Director of Operations for the Archetype Management Group, Johnson Development Associates and Colonial Properties Trust.

Villegas graduated from SCAD in 1998 BFA Interior Design. She currently serves on the Board of the Greater Savannah Apartment Association.

“Khrista brings a wealth of property management expertise and know how to KMC,” said President Jeff Kole. “She is already helping us improve our operations and professionalism and will be an invaluable resource as we continue to grow our portfolio and improve our capabilities.”

Originally from Atlanta, Villegas enjoys white water rafting, hiking, kayaking and anything outdoors in her spare time. She is married to Armando Villegas and the couple has four children.

Contact Villegas at kvillegas@kolemc.com. For more information on Kole Management, call 912-232-3555 or visit Kolemc.com

ABOUT KOLE MANAGEMENT
Kole Management Company owns and operates nine apartment communities in the Savannah area, two in Macon and one each in Charleston and Augusta, which collectively comprise more than 2,500 total units. Residents of Kole Management apartment communities enjoy many benefits, including the ability to pay rent and request work orders online. The company employs more than 70 maintenance, management and leasing personnel, all of whom are local and able to assist residents with their immediate needs. For more information on Kole Management, call 912-232-3555 or visit Kolemc.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
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912.844.9990

Khrista Villegas, Kole Management, Savannah Apartments

Khrista Villegas, Kole Management, Savannah Apartments

Savannah Jaycees Clean Tybee Park and Host “Day at the Park” Event

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees held their inaugural Park Day Celebration, “Day at the Park,” at the Jaycee Park, located at 30 Van Horne Ave. on Tybee Island.

Before the celebration, the Savannah Jaycees worked with the City of Tybee from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., helping to improve the Jaycee Park on Tybee Island. A team rebuilt the horseshoe pit, repaired the trash can receptacles, added mulch to the playground, and repainted and planted around the Jaycee Park sign.

The members held a lowcountry boil and cookout afterwards. Chuck Courtenay Band played live music. The Savannah Jaycees had corn hole, kickball and soccer games going on throughout the day.

Lauren Mathews, event coordinator and VP of Community Development for the Savannah Jaycees, said, “This event was a way for us to celebrate the local Jaycee legacy and impact in the community for over 60 years.”

The event was sponsored by The Savannah Jaycees Foundation, Doc’s Bar, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Creative Approach, Ranco South, Service Brewing, Lawn Bull and the YMCA of Tybee Island.

For more information on the Savannah Jaycees, visit http://www.savannahjaycees.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/savannah.jaycees?ref=br_tf

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
VP of Communications
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Savannah Mall Highlighted Local Stores and Performers During New Second Saturday Celebrations

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Mike Perry (LEFT) and Gordon Perry (RIGHT) perform at The Savannah Mall’s “Second Saturday of the Month” celebration.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall held the new Second Saturday of the Month Celebration, featuring home grown retailers and local talent. The event featured local entertainment from The Perry Brothers and Savannah Steve in Center Court.

“Our one-of-a-kind, locally owned and operated retailers set us apart from other shopping centers in Savannah and we want to honor their uniqueness,” said Savannah Mall Marketing Manager Becky Orsi. “Our shops are 49 percent owned by individuals who live in the Savannah community and have a vested interest in the area’s future.”

G.E. Perry of The Perry Brothers was born in Albany Ga. but grew up in Savannah, Ga. He has been in the music scene since 1965, and has shared the stage with plays like Leon Tinsley Ellis, Leon Russell, Ted Nugent, Sam the Sham, Dru Lombar, The Kingston Trio, The Platters, The Coasters, Indie Arie, Mike Pinero, Mark Chestnut, Lonestar and Shelley Wright.

Savannah Steve is a talented musician, having performed keyboards, guitar and vocals with several professional bands in the New York tri-state region since 1976. Around 1990, Stephen decided he’d had enough of New York and came down south. Now, after 20 years of dedicated service, Savannah Steve has become known for his breezy live renditions of Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Beach Boys and Sinatra.

Second Saturday will continue every month. For more information, visit www.savannahmall.com.

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, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli, Sarah Janes Kitchen and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery and the Nuts About Savannah. 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. Find the Savannah Mall on Twitter at at @savannahmall.

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Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
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Local Movie Filmed in Liberty County, Ga. Receives African Film Oscar at the African Movie Academy Awards

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The film “Ben & Ara,” which was primarily filmed in Liberty County, Ga., and was produced by Savannah native Samone Norsworthy, was nominated and received the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Diaspora feature.
The AMAA’s were held at the Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

“Ben & Ara” follows the struggles of an Islamic woman who falls in love with an agnostic man. It highlights the religious and cultural differences between the two lovers and how the families and community react to their relationship.

“After reading the script for ‘Ben & Ara,’ I immediately fell in love with the story,” said Norsworthy, the movie’s executive producer/production manager. “It has been an honor to produce this film, and I’m excited that it has brought international attention to our local film industry.”

“Ben & Ara” has won more than ten major awards. The film features Savannah native William Mark Mccullough, actor, director and producer, as well as other local cast and crew members.

The AMAAs are considered to be Africa’s most important film event and the most prestigious film award in Africa. AMAA is an offshoot of the Africa Film Academy. The Academy, founded on the historic film values, is geared towards research, training and promoting film making in Africa. For a full list of AMAA winners, visit http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/06/amaa-2016-full-list-winners/

“Ben & Ara” will screen at the Big River Film Festival on Saturday, July 9, in the Johnny Mercer Theater at 5 p.m. The cast and crew will be in attendance and will hold a Q&A session after the show. For more information about “Ben & Ara,” visit http://www.benandara.com. Twitter: @BenandAra

The Big River Film Festival will take place in Savannah, Ga., from Thursday, July 7, to Sunday, July 10. The international film festival will offer access to creative voices through film programming, master classes, live performances and conversations with successful film artists. More than 120 films will be screened, and 41 countries will be represented.
For more information, on the Big River Film Festival, visit www.bigriverfilmfestival.com. Twitter: Big_River_Film

ABOUT THE AFRICAN MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS
The African Movie Academy Awards, popularly known as AMAA and The AMA Awards (dubbed ‘The African Oscars’), are presented annually to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry. Founded by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe and organized through the Africa Film Academy, the awards are aimed at honoring and promoting excellence in the African movie industry as well as uniting the African continent through arts and culture.
The AMA awards are considered to be Africa’s most important film event and the most prestigious film award in Africa. For more information, visit http://ama-awards.com/v2/

ABOUT BIG RIVER FILM FESTIVAL
The Big River Film Festival will take place in Savannah, Ga., from Thursday, July 7, to Sunday, July 10. It is an international film festival that will offer access to creative voices through film programming, master classes, live performances and conversations with successful film artists.
More than 120 films will be screened, and 41 countries will be represented.
The festival is a chance to discover new films and new voices as well as experience the art of film making and explore TV, Web series and alternative media. For more information, follow them on Twitter: Big_River_Film or visit www.bigriverfilmfestival.com. Big River Film Festival is a 501 ( c )(3).

CONTACT
Samone T. Norsworthy
Big River Film Festival
912.977.1632
info@bigriverfilmfestival.com

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Enmarket donates $91,530 to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

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Houstoun Demere (RIGHT) of enmarket, presents check to Sarah Grubbs (LEFT) of LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce the convenience store company raised $91,530 though sales of paper icons and “Full-Service Friday” events in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2016 Light The Night Walk.

This was the fifth year enmarket, formerly Enmark Stations, Inc., has raised money in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families.

The paper icons were sold in all 61 of enmarket’s retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina during May at a cost of $1 each. Each purchased icon could be personalized with the donor’s name and was displayed inside the store. Members of enmarket’s management team also pumped gas for donations to the cause on several Full-Service Friday events at participating stations.

“Enmarket may have provided the means, but it was our customers who put this year’s campaign over the top,” said Houstoun Demere, VP/General Manager of enmarket. “I can’t thank them enough for all of the support they have provided to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.”

In 2011, during its first campaign to support the work of LLS, enmarket raised $8,411. Subsequent years brought in $65,993 (2013), $76,097 (2014) and $90,234 (2015). Combined with the $91,530 raised this year, the company has now contributed a total of $332,265 in the fight against leukemia and lymphoma, and is well within sight of the half-million dollar mark.

Savannah’s Light The Night Walk will take place on Friday, October 14 in Forsyth Park. During the event, walkers carry an illuminated balloon along the walk route. Cancer patients and survivors will carry white balloons as “lights of hope,” supporters carry red balloons and those walking in remembrance of someone carry gold balloons. For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/ga or call 912-436-3280.

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
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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 13, 2016

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SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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BIG RIVER FILM FESTIVAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Big River Film Festival announces the Savannah premiere of the action thriller “Hell or High Water” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. The screening will be held on Friday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the Carmike 10 Savannah Theatre. See full PR: http://www.bigriverfilmfestival.com/news.html.

LDSS BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces First Self Advocate Joins 2016 Board of Directors
https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-announces-first-self-advocate-joins-2016-board-of-directors/

CHARLES BOWEN

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Charles Bowen is dedicated to improving the understanding of law on all levels and frequently lectures at business functions, schools, and legal education conferences. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com

FACTS TO KNOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) City Span video story by Ken Slat, on The State of Small Business in Chatham County. https://www.facebook.com/cityofsavannah/videos/10157042241910525/

BUSINESS LESSONS

(MASHABLE) 3 Major Business Lessons Grown-ups Can Learn From These Kid Moguls
http://mashable.com/2016/06/03/kid-business-advice-brandspeak/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#i2crSg4NMEq1

FINANCIAL VS LEGAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sam Hubbard with Coastal Divorce Advisors of Savannah explains difference between a Financial Advisor and a Lawyer: https://youtu.be/Q6CzccInBQk

SYNTHETIC ICE SKATING RINK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall announces that the summer synthetic Ice Skating Rink at the Savannah Mall will run from now until August 7. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/twice-nice-synthetic-skating-rink-savannah-mall-will-open-june-4-aug-7-summer-2016/

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition meeting to be held at Cutters Point on Tuesday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/sandfly-women-business-owners-coalition-meeting-held-cutters-point/

CAMP BUDDY

(EFFINGHAM / CHATHAM) Lowcounty Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) to hold Annual Camp Buddy 2016. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/ldss-announces-plans-effingham-chatham-county-camp-buddy-2016/

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) The Dewitt Tilton Group understands that construction in the Savannah region has many unique challenges. The firm has the local experience and expertise to overcome those challenges and make building projects an unrivaled success. For more information, visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

(SAVANNAH, GA) 24 Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training. Think you’ve got what it takes to teach yoga? Our yoga teacher training intensive is a life and body transformational experience.  Savannah Yoga Center has been offering  programs since 2007 and graduated over 200 students.  www.savannahyoga.com
912-232-2994

TIME MANAGEMENT TOOL

(INC) The Easiest Time-Management Tool Ever
http://www.inc.com/betty-liu/this-is-the-easiest-time-management-tool-ever.html

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GRADUATES

(LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GA) After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2016 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively promote positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region. For a list of graduates: https://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-georgia-program-announces-2016-graduating-class/

CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The weekly meeting place for Savannah’s startups and businesses to get inspired and share ideas – fueled by great minds and local coffee. Every Wednesday at the Creators’ Foundry (415 Boundary Street), 9-10a. http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

WAKE UP ON TIME

(MOTTO) 5 Ways to Actually Wake Up On Time: http://motto.time.com/4356284/morning-hacks-snooze/?xid=newsletter-brief

MEET NEACY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Neacy is a 6 month old, female domestic short-haired currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue but looking for a forever home. Neacy is good with other cats and children. All Coastal Pet Rescue pets are current on shots, microchipped and spayed/neutered prior to adoption. http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-c-023-neacy/

Eat Well and Boost Your Energy with Phytochemicals

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by Ellen Blossman, PhD

Danger! Danger, Will Robinson! We are all Will Robinsons lost in a sea of information and misinformation about what is healthy for us.

Our national health is less than optimal, even though we have a top medical system. The CDC and the American Cancer Society have dire stats about heart disease, diabetes and cancer in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every two men and one out of every three women are at a lifetime risk of developing cancer.

So how can we reduce our chances of being one of these statistics from chronic diseases? We can modify our life style to include daily physical activity, contemplative practices, positive social interactions and a nutrient dense diet.

A nutrient dense diet is achieved by incorporating more vegetables and fruits. The plant kingdom provides us with phytochemicals to achieve an optimal healthy state.

The topic of my presentation in the 2016 Encourage Health Education Series is to address the role of phytochemicals in our health paradigm of micronutrients. Phytochemicals occur in smaller quantities than vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. However, phytochemicals are very powerful and protect our health.

The term phytochemical originates from a Greek word meaning plant chemical. Medicinal plants possess naturally occurring valuable phytochemicals. Plants use these chemicals to defend themselves against pests and other natural predators.

Additionally, current research has demonstrated that phytochemicals can protect and defend humans and animals from many diseases. Fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and teas are rich sources of phytochemicals, also called phytonutrients.

While the traditional macronutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates) and the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, fatty acids) are well known by the general public, phytochemicals are the “new kids” on the micronutrient block.

So why haven’t we heard much about phytochemicals before? When you read the labels of the ingredients on a food package wrapping, you probably will not find a list of the phytochemicals. However, everyone has heard about antioxidants in blueberries, right?

Scientists have estimated that there are over 4,000 known phytochemicals. Our technology has advanced so much that science is able to measure the molecular contents of substances with “forensic-like” machines that are used to identify the structural essence and measure the phytochemicals in our foods.

So why are phytochemicals important to you? Consider this: phytochemicals in the vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds and teas help us overcome our present health deficiencies.

Known benefits of phytochemicals are their abilities to:
• Improve overall health and quality of life
• Provide building blocks for our immune system
• Repair unstable oxygen molecules that act as oxidants that damage cells and tissues
• Inhibit growth of cancer cells and block carcinogens
• Help rid the body of toxins, inflammation, and other harmful substances
• Exhibit anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral activities
• Support DNA and RNA replication
• Possess free radical quenching abilities
• Inhibit adverse side effects of synthetic drugs

With such positive benefits, you might be wondering where the phytochemical can be found in plants? Phytochemicals are found in the cellulose fibers and pulp of the plants. Are you throwing these parts away? Most juices discard these medicinal parts. Stick with whole foods and/or use a powerful blender to micronize the fiber and pulp in order to receive the nutrients.

As scientifically advanced as we are, we cannot top Mother Nature in producing all the health benefits that whole foods provide. Whole foods contain a variety of phytochemicals that work synergistically with each other in the same plant and with other plants. Some important phytochemicals are found in cilantro, onions, asparagus, walnuts, blueberries, strawberries, beets, red bell peppers, tomatoes, turmeric, ginger, kale, cinnamon, chocolate, mushrooms, mint, tea, cucumber, apples, brussels sprouts, garlic, etc.

My Encourage Health Education Series presentation will take place on Tuesday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway.

Come and hear how to “Eat Well and Boost Your Energy With Phytochemicals.”

Ellen Blossman, Ph.D., is a certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is certified in Food Healing Science from the Supreme Science Qigong Center. She is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and a Professional Member of the International Center for Reiki Training.

Ellen Blossman

Ellen Blossman

Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition Meeting to be Held at Cutters Point

By | Local NewsWIRE

SANDFLY WOMEN BUSINESS OWENERS COALITION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cutters Point is hosting the next Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition meeting on Tuesday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m.

The goal of these bi-annual meetings is for women business owners in the Sandfly area to network and discuss current events in the community. The meetings discuss the current state of business in Sandfly, as well as share insight on new businesses entering the area.

“It’s important that women in business combine efforts to further our success in this community, said Marjorie Young, President and Founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations, “these meetings open up a forum for communication.”

For more information contact Cynthia Wright at (912) 856- 9075 or email her at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations™, Inc.
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com