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January 2017

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 30, 2017

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HOW TO HANDLE DIVORCE LATER IN LIFE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Financial Analyst Sam Hubbard discusses the increasing trend of “gray divorces,” which have more than doubled in recent years. To learn more, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-01-24/hubbard-how-handle-divorce-later-life

SBA SEEKS HOSTS AND CONTESTANTS IN GEORGIA FOR 2017 INNOVATEHER COMPETITION

(ATLANTA, GA) SBA announces 2017 InnovateHER, a nationwide women business competition designed to drive attention and resources to innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. Contestants have until May 12 to enter and vie for $70,000 in prize money. For more information, visit https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/wbo/resources/1465581

CAT DROPS LATE-NIGHT WEEKEND BUS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The officials of Chatham Area Transit (CAT) have decided to discontinue bus route #75, the weekend late night service. The discontinuation of this route will result in roughly $29,000 in savings for the remainder of the budget year. For more information, visit http://www.catchacat.org

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT SALARIES

(WEBINAR) OfficeTeam, a Robert Half Company, presents a webinar “Straight Talk About Salaries: A Guide To Administrative Hiring and Getting Hired.” This free webinar, on Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. eastern, will cover hiring and compensation trends, in-demand jobs, and negotiation do’s and don’ts. To register, visit http://forms.web.roberthalf.com/administrative_2017SalaryGuide_webinar

FILM ALLIANCE FOUNDER LAUNCHES TV, MOVIE SUPPORT SERVICES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Business and entertainment attorney Charles Bowen has announced new venture, Southern Gateway Production Services (SGPS). The company mission is to strengthen Savannah’s reputation as a desirable shooting location. By offering new incentives and benefits to movie and television production companies, SGPS will ensure that those coming to the Savannah area are properly vetted and legitimate while also protecting union and non-union workers. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/local-savannah-attorney-founder-savannah-film-alliance-launches-southern-gateway-production-services-meet-growing-demand-film-industry-georgia/

BUILDING A NEW LIFE – AN ADULT DAY CAMP FOR THOSE GRIEVING A LOSS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah invites you to join the caring and compassionate bereavement counselors of Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle for a day of healing as you journey towards building your new life on Saturday, Feb. 18. To find out more or to register, visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/fullcircle

RECOGNIZE, HONOR YOUR GOOD NEIGHBOR

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah announced the Good Neighbor Awards. The program honors those who make a difference in the community without seeking or receiving recognition for their efforts. For more information or to make a nomination, visit http://www.savannahga.gov/goodneighbor

SAVANNAH RESTAURANT WEEK IS HERE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Restaurant week is back, offering diners a prix fixe meal with 3 courses for $30 Jan. 27-Feb. 5. To see participating restaurants and get more information, visit http://dining.savannahnow.com

LEARN HOW YOUR PHONE CAN MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Heather Radtke of the Savannah-based technology company, Speros, presented to the Savannah Chamber of Commerce “Five Things Your Phone Can Do To Make You More Productive.” To watch her presentation visit, https://youtu.be/xmR-5qNwGYk

STARLAND FOOD TRUCK PARK MOVES FORWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) A food truck park could be coming to the Starland District after the City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals approved the use of the vacant lot at 2411 DeSoto St. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-01-26/starland-food-truck-park-gets-early-ok

WHAT TO DO IF A BAD PRESENTATION GOES VIRAL

(BRAUDCAST) Crisis communications and media relations experts weigh in on, “What should you do if an executive does a presentation that goes badly and it ends up going viral on social media?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpHsWotrTI0&feature=em-subs_digest

THE EMERGING WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA VIRTUAL REALITY

(MASHABLE) Facebook’s VR Social Network is Stunning.
http://mashable.com/2017/01/23/facebook-oculus-rooms-vr/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#SfRdiOvF25qs

SCHNEIDER LOGISTICS SUPPORTS LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) recently received a donation from Schneider Logistics in support of the nonprofit organization’s program and educational endeavors. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

SAVANNAH CHAMBER RELEASES ECONOMIC FORECAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The chamber’s annual economic outlook luncheon provided attendees with a economic forecast for both Savannah and Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/chamber-news/state-local-business-forecasts-given-economic-outlook-luncheon/

PORT OF SAVANNAH SETS DECEMBER RECORD

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Port of Savannah reported its busiest December ever due to a 12% jump in container cargo volume. For more information, visit http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/associated_press/news/state/port-of-savannah-reports-record-cargo-numbers-for-december/article_3c107480-ef81-531e-9b3b-a4d615ab230c.html

MIGHTY EIGHTH CELEBRATES 75th ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Eighth Air Force. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is located right in our backyard. For more information, visit www.mightyeighth.org

KEEP UP WITH YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Now is the time when New Year’s resolutions start to waver. Kelley Boyd, teacher and owner of Savannah Yoga center reveals some secrets to remaining successful. http://m.wtoc.com/wtoc/db_350145/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=bWkfiIMP

GEORGIA CHAMBER OFFERING DISCOUNT ON TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia Chamber has introduced the Human Resources Compliance Center to provide small businesses with easy-to-access tools and information they need to effectively run their businesses while staying compliant to federal and state labor laws. For more information, visit http://www.gachamber.com/HR

GRAY’S REEF SANCTUARY CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Jan. 16, 1987, President Jimmy Carter designated Gray’s Reef as a national marine sanctuary. Learn more about the history of Gray’s Reef at http://graysreef.noaa.gov/about/history/welcome.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=GovDelivery

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA ANNOUNCES 2017 CLASS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce 28 program participants from across the region have been selected for the LSEGA class of 2017. The five-month program is designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-announces-2017-class/

SAVANNAH BEST PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AS A MOVIEMAKER — AGAIN

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the second year in a row, Georgia Film News has named the city of Savannah the #1 best place to live and work as a moviemaker. Georgia Film News attributes Savannah’s film-friendliness to Georgia’s 30 percent tax credit, an additional 10 percent local rebate for Savannah projects, and relocation incentives for crew. For more information, visit https://georgiafilmnews.com/2017/01/the-best-places-to-live-and-work-as-a-moviemaker-2017-savannah-1/

RANSOMWARE ATTACKS ON THE RISE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jason Ryals, chief technology officer at Savannah-based technology firm, Speros, warns of ransomware – a type of malware that encrypts your company’s data so you can’t access it, and holds it hostage. In the wake of another hospital falling victim to a ransomware attack, it is more important than ever to be vigilant when online. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-01-17/ryals-ransomware-attacks-rise-0#

NO MIRRORS FOR SKIN CARE, PLEASE

(SAVANNAH, GA) A magnifying mirror makes you want to pick and squeeze, which is the worst thing you can do to your skin. If you have acne, think of your face as a no-fly zone for your hands. For more information, visit lcderm.com

CHANGE YOUR APPROACH TO PRODUCTIVITY

(INC) 10 Ways To Avoid the Afternoon Slump (And Stay Productive)
http://www.inc.com/matthew-jones/10-ways-to-avoid-your-afternoon-slump-and-stay-productive.html

FIRM OFFERS RIDES TO ATL AIRPORT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah16 Motor Coach Lines provides transportation from Historic Savannah to Atlanta Airport www.savannah16.com

PARTICIPATE IN SAVANNAH’S ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM
(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups is a weekly meet up to connect and help grow Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Be active in our community and share your ideas, experiences and be surrounded by like-minded folks that care about Savannah’s future success. Each week 1MC showcases 2 presenters for 6 minutes each, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. No cost. Location: Creators’ Foundry. Every Wednesday 9-10a. See the speaker line up:

http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

SPEROS: RENTING TECHNOLOGY BETTER THAN BUYING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based technology company, Speros, recommends renting technology rather than taking on huge upfront costs for the services required to run a business. For more information, visit http://speros.com/renting-technology-better-buying/

DAVENPORT HOUSE OFFERS TASTE OF SAVANNAH’S “POTABLE GOLD”

(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum will host a special Madeira (wine) program Fridays and Saturdays in Feb. (3, 4, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25) at 5:30 p.m. Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/

PARK PLACE OUTREACH SHELTER TO HOLD CELEBRATION OF LOVE GALA FEB 3

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has announced its annual gala “A Celebration of Love” will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Plantation Club of the Landings. The organization will honor the legacy of longtime director Linda Hilts who will retire on later this year after leading the organization for 20 years. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-announces-annual-gala/

GRAY’S REEF FILM FESTIVAL FEB 3-5

(SAVANNAH, GA) Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary presents their annual Film Festival Feb. 3-5. The festival includes two 3D films. Tickets are free but donations are suggested, $10 for adults and $5 for students/children. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit http://graysreef.noaa.gov/news/features/2017/film_festival_2017/february5.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=GovDelivery

THIRD ANNUAL ISLANDS WOMEN’S DAY FEB 4

(SAVANNAH, GA) The third annual Islands Women’s Day will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Road, Savannah. The event will feature keynote speaker, Gerry Long, who will speak on women’s safety. For more information, visit www.redeemersav.org

THESE THINGS KEEP SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AWAKE

(FORBES) Top 10 Things That Keep Small Business Owners Up At Night
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimblasingame/2017/01/21/top-10-things-that-keep-small-business-owners-up-at-night/#52c8b3828261

FREE ENTRY INTO THE MIGHT EIGHTH AIR FORCE MUSEUM ON FEB 5

(SAVANNAH, GA) Super Museum Sunday is Feb. 5, 2017. Admission to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth is FREE all day. Bring the whole family to Super Museum Sunday, where you are sure to enjoy a tour of the Museum. For more information, visit http://www.mightyeighth.org

MARJORIE YOUNG AT SAVANNAH CHAMBER’S SMART LUNCHEON FEB 7

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations™ will present the first of a two-part series, Five Things to Know about Live-Streaming Videos, at the Small Business Council Smart Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 7 beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-smart-luncheon-february-7/

BEAT THE CANCER BASH FEB 11

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Beat the Cancer Bash will be held on Saturday, Feb.11 at 2:00 p.m. at North Beach Grill, Tybee Island. The event will benefit native Tybee Island resident, Leigh Ryan, as she battles cancer for the second time. For more information, visit http://www.wherevent.com/detail/North-Beach-Bar-Beat-The-Cancer-Bash-for-Leigh-Ryan

BICYCLE CAMPAIGN TO HOST 4TH ANNUAL SAVANNAH TWEED RIDE FEB 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Savannah Tweed Ride will leave from Forsyth Park (near the basketball courts) at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 for a leisurely ride around Savannah. Following the ride, there will be a Lords and Ladies English Lawn Games Tourney featuring traditional English lawn sports. To register, visit http://home.savannahsportandsocial.org/tournaments/222333-lords-and-ladies-english-lawn-games-tourney-charity-event?mc_cid=299a085326&mc_eid=08fa9719ff

GET MARRIED IN THE DAVENPORT HOUSE GARDEN FEB 14

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the first time, Davenport House Museum’s garden will be available for wedding ceremonies on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. There are 24 slots available, and ceremonies will be offered every 15 minutes. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/

“LOVE IS IN THE AIR” SUPPER CLUB SHOW SET FOR FEB 14 & 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Skidaway Island Rotary will present The Savannah Theatre Company’s “Love is in the Air” Supper Club show on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 14 and 15 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at The Plantation Club at The Landings. Proceeds benefit the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation and other local children’s charities. For more information, visit http://www.skidawayrotary.org/

LEARN TO SELL SERVICES TO FILM, TV PRODUCTIONS MAR 3

(SAVANNAH, GA) Attend Georgia’s Business Development Center’s Class on March 3 on on how to become a camera ready vendor. Learn how to sell your services and products to film and TV productions in the Savannah Area. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/becoming-a-camera-ready-vendor/

3RD ANNUAL LOUISE LAURETTI HOOPS FOR HORIZONS TOURNAMENT MAR 4

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons 3 v 3 charity basketball tournament will be held Mar. 4 at Savannah Country Day School starting at 9:00 a.m. This tournament is named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014. All proceeds benefit Horizons Savannah. For more information, visit
http://carriagetradepr.com/3rd-annual-louise-lauretti-hoops-horizons-tournament/

GET FREE VALUATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC TREASURES MAR 4 & 5

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet well-known appraisers and television personalities, Lark Mason, Amanda Everard and Jane Mullino on Friday, with a luncheon and lecture in the Chatham Club, followed by an evening cocktail reception and live auction in the Green-Meldrim House. On Saturday, bring your attic treasures to St. John’s Cranmer Hall for verbal valuations in the morning and afternoon. A lunch and learn lecture will feature a live valuation of selected treasures from the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim collections. A customized John Norris Architectural Trolley Tour will be featured throughout the day. Proceeds will benefit the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim houses. For more information, visit http://savantiquesweekend.com/

MAKE MONEY WITH MINIMUM EFFORT

(BUSINESS INSIDER) 21 Simple Ways to Earn Passive Income
http://www.businessinsider.com/make-free-money-income-2017-1

MARYLAND MIXER MAR 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are from the Maryland area, please join us for an after-hours MARYLAND MIXER on Wed, Mar. 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Ga. RSVP with Marjorie Young at marjorie@carriagetradepr.com or 912-844-9990

HUMANE SOCIETY TO HOST 17TH ANNUAL DOGGIE CARNIVAL MAY 7TH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society for Greater Savannah will host its 17th annual Doggie Carnival on Sunday, May 7 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Forsyth Park. Admission to the carnival is free and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/771789232972402/

WHAT CONSTITUTES MEANINGFUL WORKS

(MASHABLE) Your Company Isn’t Changing the World-Why You Should Stay There Anyway
http://mashable.com/2017/01/13/why-you-should-stay-at-a-company-that-isnt-saving-the-world/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#l68EzpBJMqqk

WE’RE ACCEPTING PUBLIC RELATIONS / MARKETING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing are currently accepting applications for our spring internship program. Intern responsibilities will include media relations, writing press releases and awards, photography, videography, search engine optimization, researching keywords, social media management, and community relations. For more information or to apply, email Cynthia Wright at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com or visit http://carriagetradepr.com/internship/

ADOPT PRINCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Prince was born in April 2016, he came in with his three siblings. Prince is a very cool cat. Black silky fur with a little white heart on the center of his chest. Loves his cat friends and loves playing with toys. For more information, visit

Local Savannah Attorney and Founder of Savannah Film Alliance Launches Southern Gateway Production Services to Meet Growing Demand for Film Industry in Georgia

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Visiting Productions Can Now Access all Necessary Services Under One Roof

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business and entertainment attorney Charles Bowen has announced the formation of Southern Gateway Production Services.

The company’s mission is to ensure a seamless experience for out-of-town producers coming to Savannah to film their projects. Bowen’s overall goal is to continue to build upon Savannah’s stature as one of the country’s most desirable and user-friendly filming locations in ways that will both greatly benefit production companies while also strengthening the relationship between visiting productions and local crew, vendors and service providers.

“The idea came from weeks of strategy sessions with the City of Savannah, the Savannah Area Film Office, local service providers, and the unions and guilds,” said Bowen. “Because of Georgia’s industry-leading tax credit program and Savannah’s additional generous rebate incentive offered by the Savannah Economic Development Authority, inquiries and interest in filming in the Savannah area are at an all-time high. Total local spending on motion pictures and television in Savannah in 2014 was slightly over $18 million. In 2015, that number jumped to nearly $60 million, and 2016 is expected to significantly surpass that figure.”

After going through a significant vetting process, Southern Gateway Production Services became signatory to all IATSE National Term Agreements. IATSE is the union that represents the vast majority of film and television crew. This allows Southern Gateway clients to gain access to the most favorable terms and conditions offered in the industry.

Rather than charging a set fee for access to the National Term Agreements, Southern Gateway will instead allow its clients to simply pay a percentage of their actual savings in an effort to make certain the service is accessible and affordable to film and television productions of all sizes.

Bowen is recognized within the Savannah film community for his formation of the Savannah Film Alliance in 2015. The organization promotes the film community within Savannah and the greater Coastal Empire through advocacy and action via education, outreach and collaboration. As the founder of The Bowen Law Group, he has also developed a reputation as one of Savannah’s most experienced attorneys in entertainment law.

He plans to put that expertise to use at the helm of Southern Gateway Production Services by offering motion picture and television productions access to an array of exclusive services. This not only includes access to the National Term Agreements, but the company will also facilitate production loans, broker the sale of Georgia tax credits, and provide extensive legal services including handling the application process for both the Georgia tax credits and the local incentive. Southern Gateway also serves as a one-stop shop for production companies coming to Savannah by vetting and providing connections and referrals to the full spectrum of local services required by productions at a discounted price.

“My overall objective is to ensure the continued growth and success of the Savannah entertainment industry,” Bowen said. “The film and business community are working hard to make Savannah the premier film destination in the country. I am confident that these new exclusive services provided by Southern Gateway will significantly contribute to the accomplishment of that goal.”

Southern Gateway Production Services is located at 7 East Congress St, Suite 1001. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050.

ABOUT CHARLES BOWEN
Based out of Savannah, Charles Bowen is a business attorney who focuses on commercial and entertainment law. Bowen attended Mercer University in Macon, Ga., where he graduated summa cum laude with honors in both psychology and political science. Upon graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, he moved to Savannah and established a corporate law practice.

Bowen was named “Business Advocate of the Year” in 2015 by the Savannah Morning News. He won the “2016 Helen V. Head Business Leader of the Year Award” presented by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. He also chaired the 24th Annual Kiss-a-Pig campaign on behalf of the American Diabetes Association.

Bowen has received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest rating based upon confidential surveys sent to other attorneys. He also has been selected by the members of the State Bar of Georgia as one of Georgia Trend’s 12th Annual Legal Elite in two categories: Business Law and Corporate Law. He is the author of three eBooks.

With panoramic views of the city and the Savannah River, The Bowen Law Group is located on the top floor of the Manger Building at 7 East Congress Street. For more information, call 912.544.2050 or visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com. Find The Bowen Law Group on Twitter at @bowenlawgroup.

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

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
http://www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Ransomware Attacks on the Rise

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By Jason Ryals, Chief Technology Officer at Speros

In the wake of another hospital falling victim to a ransomware attack, it is more important than ever to be vigilant when online. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your company’s data so you can’t access it, and holds it hostage.

The encryption process doesn’t happen instantly, so you may not know your system is infected for a week or more. Once your system has been taken over, you will get a notice when you try to access your data that demands you pay a ransom in order to get it back.

Prevent Data Compromises
Ransoms can be anywhere from a couple hundred, to tens of thousands of dollars. The Cyber Threat Alliance estimates a total of $18 million in damages from CryptoWall Version 4. By paying the ransom, you are in no way guaranteed to get your data back. We’re talking about cybercriminals after all. The good news is there are measures you can take to protect your company data from being held hostage.

Back up Your Data
Regularly backing up your data is an important security measure to take in general. In the event ransomware takes over your system, a backup is the only way to recover your data without paying the ransom. In this day and age there is no excuse for not backing up your data. Programs exist to help back up your personal data to the internet, and a good IT company has the capability to create regular backups of your entire server, and store them in a secure, offsite location.

Keep Your Software Current
The most common way people become infected with ransomware is by downloading what appears to be an Adobe Flash or Javascript update. Googling for software updates should never be done. Always download software updates directly from the manufacturer’s website, or enable automatic updates within the program itself. This isn’t fool-proof, however, so when in doubt, consult your managed services provider. They should be handling your system updates for you.

Avoid Phishing Scams
Phishing is a malicious attempt to get access to your personal information or company data by appearing to be a reputable source. Emails can be sent under the guise of a person or business you are familiar with. These emails will ask you to click on a link and input personal information, or download a file onto your computer. Red flags that the email is not legitimate are attachments or links that end in ‘.exe’, ‘.vbs’, and ‘.src’, or receiving an encrypted fax in an email.

Follow Safe Browsing Practices
Keep your browser up-to-date. Whether you use Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer, if you receive a prompt to update, do so. Browsers are updated to protect you against security vulnerabilities. Also, enable the built-in security features in your browser settings to warn you about websites or images that appear to be malicious in nature.

Do Not Use Unknown Devices
Believe it, or not, people have infected their systems with malware by plugging devices, such as USB drives, they have found into their computers. USB drives are pretty common place, and provide an easy way to share documents with colleagues. But, as we were taught as kids not to take candy from a stranger, if you don’t know where the drive came from, do not plug it into your computer.

Ransomware attacks are becoming more common, with more variants of this type of malware cropping up all the time. By staying informed, setting best practice guidelines for web and email usage in your business, and working closely with your IT company, you can prevent your data from becoming compromised.

Jason Ryals is the Chief Technology Officer at Speros. Ryals’ certifications include VMware Data Center, ADTRAN Technical Support Professional, SonicWALL CSSA&CSSP, Microsoft Certified Enterprise Administrator, Linux & A-plus, Cisco, and IBM AIX Unix based server systems. He has in-depth knowledge on troubleshooting Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks, routing, VMware and complex software designed data centers, and SD-WAN solutions. For more information, visit http://www.speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com.

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Announces Annual Gala

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Shelter to Honor Linda Hilts During Festivities

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has announced it will hold its annual gala “A Celebration of Love” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Plantation Club of the Landings. During the event, the shelter will honor the legacy of longtime director Linda Hilts who will retire later this year after leading the organization for 20 years.

The event, which also will recognize 33 years of love and safety provided by the only local shelter for young people, will feature dinner, a silent auction, a live auction and live entertainment by vocalist Trae Gurley.

Hilts joined Park Place Outreach on Jan. 6, 1997, after serving as the director of Hope House of Savannah and as an employee of Candler Hospital. Her legacy will include the development of several shelter services, including the Street Outreach Program team, which hires teens to be part of the team, and offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults, up to age 21, who are in need but might not wish to come to the shelter.

She also spearheaded a major renovation effort in 2008, during which the 24-hour shelter became one of Savannah’s first LEED-certified nonprofit buildings and has since provided a high-quality living and healing environment for children and families, as well as a good working environment for staff.

Since its inception, Park Place Outreach has helped more than 6,200 area young people find emergency shelter and thousands more find stability through its non-residential programs.

Tickets for the gala are $125 apiece or for tables of ten for $1,150. Proceeds from the dinner, silent auction and live auction will benefit Park Place Outreach and the shelter program. Last year’s celebration raised $31,425.

For more information, to buy tickets or to make a donation, please call 912.234.4048 or visit http://www.parkplaceyes.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. The Street Outreach Program team offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults up to age 21 that are in need and might not come into the shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, Park Place Outreach has helped more than 6,200 area young people find emergency shelter and thousands more find stability through its non-residential programs. Park Place Outreach is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048
Fax 912-651-3621
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 23, 2017

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SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES

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SPEROS CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER PRESENTS TO SAMGMA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher of Speros presented to the Savannah Area Medical Group Management Association (SAMGMA). Fletcher is the Chief Operations Officer at Speros and has been a C level executive with multinational corporations for the past 30 years. Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Fletcher can be contacted at 912.665.2429 or kfletcher@speros.com

CARRIAGE TRADE PR’S CYNTHIA WRIGHT PROFILED IN GENERATIONNEXT Q&A

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations’ junior partner, Cynthia Wright, was awarded the GenerationNEXT Rising Stars in Business award and has been featured in a Business in Savannah Q&A profile. To read Cynthia’s Q&A, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-01-19/gennext-cynthia-wright-qa

GEORGIA CHAMBER OFFERING DISCOUNT ON TOOLS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia Chamber has introduced the Human Resources Compliance Center to provide small businesses with easy-to-access tools and information they need to effectively run their businesses while staying compliant to federal and state labor laws. For more information, visit http://www.gachamber.com/HR

POWER UP YOUR MORNINGS

(INC) Do These 3 Things Before Bedtime To Power-up Your Day
http://www.inc.com/betty-liu/need-to-power-up-your-mornings-start-the-night-before.html

FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Interagency Diversity Council is hosting a workshop January 28 to help businesses and individuals recognize the signs of human trafficking and comply with the law. More info:

FOOD TRUCK PARK PROPOSED FOR STARLAND NEIGHBORHOOD

(SAVANNAH, GA) A group of citizens will present their plans to turn a large vacant lot in the Starland neighborhood into a food truck park at the Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. For more information, email gpd@daicommercial.com

SHOULD MEN WEAR MAKEUP IN A MEDIA INTERVIEW?

(BRAUDCAST) Crisis communications and media relations expert Gerard Braud poses a question for his colleagues asking, “Should men wear makeup in a media interview?” He is asking public relations professionals to weigh in on the discussion question on his social media pages. To participate in the discussion, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teVa-vW78nc&feature=em-subs_digest

MY HISTORIC DISTRICT SERIES EXPLORES LANDMARK DISTRICT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah wraps up its series, My Historic District, with a look at the Landmark District. To view the episode, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9vy625ZZis&feature=em-subs_digest

GRAY’S REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) On January 16, 1987, President Jimmy Carter designated Gray’s Reef as a national marine sanctuary. Learn more about the history of Gray’s Reef at http://graysreef.noaa.gov/about/history/welcome.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=GovDelivery

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST ANNOUNCE 2017 CLASS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce 28 program participants from across the region have been selected for the LSEGA class of 2017. The five-month program is designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-announces-2017-class/
ATTORNEY BO BOWEN TALKS ABOUT THE SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based attorney, Bo Bowen, spoke with Georgia Film News about the value of the film industry in the state and the creation of the Savannah Film Alliance. To watch his interview, visit https://georgiafilmnews.com/2017/01/attorney-bo-bowen-talks-about-the-savannah-film-alliance/

SAVANNAH AREA FEEL BIG IMPACT FROM 2016 FILM
(SAVANNAH, GA) More than 280 feature films, television shows, commercials, and student projects used Savannah and surrounding areas as a backdrop IN 2016. Those projects contributed nearly $132 million to the local economy. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-01-19/savannah-area-feels-big-impact-2016-filmtv-numbers
SAVANNAH IS THE #1 PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK AS A MOVIEMAKER
(SAVANNAH, GA) For the second year in a row, Georgia Film News has named the city of Savannah the #1 best place to live and work as a moviemaker. Georgia Film News attributes Savannah’s film-friendliness to Georgia’s 30 percent tax credit, an additional 10 percent local rebate for Savannah projects, and relocation incentives for crew. For more information, visit https://georgiafilmnews.com/2017/01/the-best-places-to-live-and-work-as-a-moviemaker-2017-savannah-1/
RANSOMWARE ATTACKS ON THE RISE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Jason Ryals, chief technology officer at Savannah-based technology firm, Speros, warns of ransomware – a type of malware that encrypts your company’s data so you can’t access it, and holds it hostage. In the wake of another hospital falling victim to a ransomware attack, it is more important than ever to be vigilant when online. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-01-17/ryals-ransomware-attacks-rise-0#
BUS TO ATLANTA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah16 Motor Coach Lines provides transportation from Historic Savannah to Atlanta Airport www.savannah16.com

GOULD ELEMENTARY TEACHERS TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR ACHIEVEMENT JAN. 24
(SAVANNAH, GA) Gould Elementary teachers Kathleen Holliday and Ashley Koncul have been selected as the SCCPSS Co-Teaching Team of the Year. They will be presented with the award on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 8:00 a.m. at Gould Elementary, 4910 Pineland Dr., Savannah. For more information, visit http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/schools/gould/default.aspx
THE WORLD NEEDS MORE YOGA TEACHERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) While Savannah Yoga Center is gearing up for another intensive yoga teacher training, beginning Feb. 20, yoga instructor and recent grad, Joe Basler, reflects on why the world needs more instructors: http://savannahyoga.com/blog/2016/05/12/why-the-world-needs-more-yoga-teachers

ARMSTRONG STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS SURVEY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The newly formed Small Business Institute at Armstrong State University along with the Armstrong Department of Economics has released its inaugural State of Small Business survey, which examines the growth and challenges faced by local small businesses. Read more: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2016-12-19/armstrong-releases-state-small-business-survey
Participate in Savannah’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups is a weekly meet up to connect and help grow Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Be active in our community and share your ideas, experiences and be surrounded by like-minded folks that care about Savannah’s future success. Each week 1MC showcases 2 presenters for 6 minutes each, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. No cost. Location: Creators’ Foundry. Every Wednesday 9-10a. See the speaker line up:

CAT CELEBRATES 30 YEARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) is proud to announce 30 years of service to the Savannah-Chatham County community. Formally established as an Authority in January 1987, CAT continues the long, storied history of transportation in this area dating back to the 1800s and the horse-drawn streetcars of the Skidaway and Seaboard Railway Company. For more information, visit http://catchacat.org
SAVANNAH CHATHAM DAY SEAFOOD FEST THURSDAY, JAN 26
(ATLANTA, GA) At Savannah Chatham Day 2017, Savannah Chamber members will meet and mingle with local and state elected officials, which includes legislative meetings and a seafood reception on Thursday, January 26 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The legislative meetings will be held at the Atlanta Capitol building, and the reception will be at Georgia Freight Depot. For more information, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=19
NOT ONLY GETTING YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO GO…

(MASHABLE) Google Maps Will Soon Help You Park
http://mashable.com/2017/01/18/google-maps-finds-parking-spots/?utm_cid=hp-h-11#dN5SrWQ22aqI

RENTING TECHNOLOGY IS BETTER THAN BUYING ACCORDING TO SPEROS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based technology company, Speros, recommends renting technology rather than taking on huge upfront costs for the services required to run a business. For more information, visit http://speros.com/renting-technology-better-buying/
CAMERA READY VENDOR CLASS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Class March 3 on becoming a camera ready vendor. Learn how to sell your services and products to film and TV productions in the Savannah Area. For more info: https://www.georgiasbdc.org/becoming-a-camera-ready-vendor/
THE ORIGINAL SAVANNAH LIP SYNC BATTLE JAN 26

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Original Savannah Lip Sync Battle will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. A $5.00 donation at entry includes five “vote” tickets, and additional “vote” tickets will be available for $1.00 each. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1550373701656514/

HOSPICE SAVANNAH COMMUNITY LUNCH AND PANEL DISCUSSION JAN 27
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah will hold a community lunch and panel discussion on Friday, Jan. 27 at 12:00 p.m. at Mercer School of Medicine Auditorium, 1250 E. 66th Street. For more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Annual-Lecture-Series
FREE ENTRY INTO THE MIGHT EIGHTH AIR FORCE MUSEUM ON FEB 5
(SAVANNAH, GA) Super Museum Sunday is February 5, 2017. Admission to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth is FREE all day. Bring the whole family to Super Museum Sunday, where you are sure to enjoy a tour of the Museum. For more information, visit http://www.mightyeighth.org
“POTABLE GOLD”:  SAVANNAH’S MADEIRA TRADITION DURING THE MONTH OF FEB
(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum will host a special Madeira (wine) program Fridays and Saturdays in February (3, 4, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25) at 5:30 p.m. Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/
THIRD ANNUAL ISLANDS WOMEN’S DAY FEB 4

(SAVANNAH, GA) The third annual Islands Women’s Day will be held on Saturday, February 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Road, Savannah. The event will feature keynote speaker, Gerry Long, who will speak on women’s safety. For more information, visit www.redeemersav.org

MARJORIE YOUNG AT SAVANNAH CHAMBER’S SMART LUNCHEON FEB 7

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations™ will present the first of a two part series, Five Things to Know about Live-Streaming Videos, at the Small Business Council Smart Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 7 beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-smart-luncheon-february-7/

GOOD WORK FOR SOCIETY VS DOING WELL FINANCIALLY 

(BUSINESS INSIDER) How To Give Back To Society And Maintain Financial Security
http://www.businessinsider.com/sc/ways-to-give-back-to-society-2016-11?jp_cmp=en/10264199/ext/76570755/137216067

BEAT THE CANCER BASH FEB 11

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Beat the Cancer Bash will be held on Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m. at North Beach Grill, Tybee Island. The event will benefit native Tybee Island resident, Leigh Ryan, as she battles cancer for the second time. For more information, visit http://www.wherevent.com/detail/North-Beach-Bar-Beat-The-Cancer-Bash-for-Leigh-Ryan

SAVANNAH BICYCLE CAMPAIGN ANNUAL SAVANNAH TWEED RIDE FEB 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Savannah Tweed Ride will leave from Forsyth Park (near the basketball courts) at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 to go on a leisurely ride around Savannah. Following the ride, there will be a Lords and Ladies English Lawn Games Tourney featuring traditional English lawn sports. To register, visit http://home.savannahsportandsocial.org/tournaments/222333-lords-and-ladies-english-lawn-games-tourney-charity-event?mc_cid=299a085326&mc_eid=08fa9719ff

GET MARRIED IN THE DAVENPORT HOUSE GARDEN FEB 14
(SAVANNAH, GA) For the first time, Davenport House Museum’s garden will be available for wedding ceremonies on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. There are 24 slots available, and ceremonies will be offered every 15 minutes. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/
THE SAVANNAH THEATRE COMPANY’S “LOVE IS IN THE AIR” ON FEB 14 & 15
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Skidaway Island Rotary will present The Savannah Theatre Company’s “Love is in the Air” Supper Club show on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 14 and 15 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at The Plantation Club at The Landings. Proceeds benefit the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation and other local children’s charities. http://www.skidawayrotary.org/
WHAT’S IN A NAME

(FORBES) Three Tips To Craft The Perfect Startup Name
http://www.forbes.com/sites/levelup/2017/01/18/three-tips-to-craft-the-perfect-startup-name/#116679081fa7

3RD ANNUAL LOUISE LAURETTI HOOPS FOR HORIZONS TOURNAMENT MAR 4
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons 3 v 3 charity basketball tournament will be held March 4 at Savannah Country Day School starting at 9:00 a.m. This tournament is named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014. All proceeds benefit Horizons Savannah. For more information, visit

MARYLAND MIXER MAR 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are from the Maryland area, please join us for an after-hours MARYLAND MIXER on Wed, March 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Ga. RSVP with Marjorie Young at marjorie@carriagetradepr.com or 912-844-9990
THE HUMANE SOCIETY FOR GREATER SAVANNAH DOGGIE CARNIVAL MAY 7

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society for Greater Savannah will host its 17th annual Doggie Carnival on Sunday, May 7 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Forsyth Park. Admission to the carnival is free and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/771789232972402/

ACCEPTING PUBLIC RELATIONS / MARKETING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing are currently accepting applications for our spring internship program. Intern responsibilities will include media relations, writing press releases and awards, photography, videography, search engine optimization, researching keywords, social media management, and community relations. For more information or to apply, email Cynthia Wright at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

FOREST LOOKING FOR A HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Forest is a spunky, fun loving guy who enjoys climbing cat trees, playing with laser lights and chasing toys. He is good with dogs both large and small, other adult cats and with his foster sister who is near the same age. He is litter trained with standard clumping litter for both hooded and open litter boxes. He has very unique and beautiful coat, white under coat with black tabby outer coat. For more information, visit

Leadership Southeast Announces 2017 Class

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(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce 28 program participants from across the region have been selected for the LSEGA class of 2017. The five-month program is designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region.

Beginning in January 1999, leaders representing the business, local government and education communities in 10 southeast Georgia counties set about the difficult task of creating a regional strategic plan for community and economic development.

All of the participants live and work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties, which together are known as Georgia’s Coastal Region.

The members of the LSEGA Class of 2017 are:

Brad Brookshire, Ameris Bank (Bryan)
John Petrino, Georgia Ports Authority (Bryan)
Gary Sanchez, AT&T (Bryan)
Christy Sherman, Richmond Hill CVB (Bryan)
Lori Grice, Lori Grice Photography (Bulloch)
Kendria Lee, Georgia Southern University (Bulloch)
Terry Landreth, Camden Bicycle Center (Camden)
Charles Bowen, The Bowen Law Group (Chatham)
Carol Coppola, Sun Trust (Chatham)
Alfred McGuire, Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School (Chatham)
C.A. Miller, C.A. Miller Enterprises (Chatham)
Chris Nowicki, Gulfstream (Chatham)
Lynn Tootle, Gro-Masters (Chatham)
Mike Tucker, Coastal Workforce Services (Chatham)
Mark Wilcox, Seacrest Partners (Chatham)
Jennifer Abshire, Abshire PR (Chatham)
Sheila Burtz, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (Effingham)
Phillip Scroggin, Hargray (Effingham)
Ryan Thompson, Thomas & Hutton (Effingham)
Randy Mayfield, Georgia Power (Evans)
Heard Galis, Phillipps Galis Insurance (Glynn)
Christy Jordan, Southeast Georgia Health System (Glynn)
Tonya Miller, Glynn County (Glynn)
Joey Strength, Hunter Maclean (Glynn)
Rick Townsend, College & Career Academy (Glynn)
Chuck Moss, U.S. Army Garrison Fort, Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield (Liberty)
David Southerland, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield (Liberty)
Elise Stafford, Coastal Manor (Long)

“We have almost every county in the region represented, and they are a diverse group from various ages and experience,” said Lee Beckmann, a graduate of LSEGA’s class of 2013 and current vice chair for the 2017 board of directors. Beckmann is also the manager of governmental affairs with the Georgia Ports Authority. “I look forward to working with this group and watching their ideas develop into meaningful projects for our region.”

Participants were nominated by the alumni of the Leadership Southeast Georgia program and by community business leaders in the coastal region. They will each spend one weekend a month in surrounding counties learning about topics that affect the region such as healthcare, education, economic development and transportation.

Georgia Power, A Southern Company, and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation are the presenting sponsors for this year’s class. Other sponsors include Carriage Trade Public Relations™, Cecilia Russo Marketing, HunterMaclean, Seacrest Partners, Rives Worrell, Savannah Economic Development Authority, Camden County Development Authority, the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Thomas and Hutton.

For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/.

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a 501©3 regional five-month program designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal region. All of the participants live or work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/.

CONTACT
Lee Beckmann
Leadership Southeast Georgia
LBECKMANN@gaports.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9075
http://www.carriagetradepr.com

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Receives $2,300 Donation

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Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Receives $2,300 Donation

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) recently received a $2,300 donation from Schneider Logistics in support of the nonprofit organization’s program and educational endeavors. LDSS is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through a variety of efforts.

“We are very grateful for this generous gift from Schneider Logistics,” said Candy Bogardus, LDSS President. “Having public support, means so much to our organization. These type of unsolicited donations go directly to supporting individuals with Down syndrome and their families in our area.”

Schneider Logistics, located at 250 Grange Road in Port Wentworth, provides a variety of logistics services. For over 80 years, the company has provided truckload services, supply chain management, port logistics, regional services, and much more.

Gifts to LDSS are tax deductible. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/.

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Presented Donation By Schneider

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Presented Donation By Schneider

 

MORE ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education, and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/. Find LDSS on Twitter at @LowcountryDSS.

CONTACT
Candy Bogardus
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
912-728-8505
jcbogardus@gmail.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons Tournament

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The 3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons 3 v 3 charity basketball tournament will be held March 4th, 2017 at Savannah Country Day School starting at 9am. The event is open to teams of boys and girls grades 5th through adults. Teams of up to 5 players may register to play. The tournament will be 3 v 3 play with refereed games. Teams are guaranteed 3 games each and will play in age and affinity divisions. Hosted by Savannah Country Day School, tournament clinics will be provided by local legends Larry “Gator” Rivers and Dale Parker. A former Harlem Globetrotter, “Gator” is also a famous Beach High School Alumnus. Parker retired after leading the Hornets to three title games and winning a state championship in 2000 after 18 years of coaching at Savannah Country Day.

The Savannah Championship Free Throw Contest is back at our halftime break at noon! Players of all ages can come out and attempt to sink the most free throws. Players will shoot for the title of champion on March 4th at the tournament. The contest is free to enter, but players must register in advance.

This tournament is named for beloved Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014. The tournament is an opportunity to bring together players of all ages and abilities, local Savannah Basketball Legends and Horizons supporters to celebrate Louise’s lifelong love of learning and her legacy at Horizons.

For more information, to register your team, sponsor a youth team or sponsor the event visit www.horizonssavannah.org or call 912-961-8854. All proceeds benefit Horizons Savannah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT HORIZONS SAVANNAH
Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School serves over 200 low-income students each summer. Horizons is a transformative experience for youth in Kindergarten through the 12th grade focused on helping low income students close the achievement gap through academic support and confidence building. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or cedwards@savcds.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/, check out our Facebook page.

CONTACT
Christy Edwards
Executive Director
912-961-8854
cedwards@savcds.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 16, 2017

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SAVANNAH’S RISING STARS OF BUSINESS TO BE HONORED JAN 18
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Magazine and Business in Savannah are recognizing Generation NEXT, Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business, including Carriage Trade Public Relations’ own Junior Partner, Cynthia Wright. The 20 winners will be honored at an event hosted at Cohen’s Retreat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18. For more information and tickets, visit

ENMARKET HOLDS JAN. FUNDRAISER TO HELP END CHILDHOOD OBESITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) announces the launch of a month-long customer donation campaign with enmarket, a convenience store chain operating in over 60 locations in the U.S. Throughout the month of January, customers at any of Enmarket’s convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina can add $1 to purchases at checkout in support of a healthier future for our nation’s children. Money raised will go towards supporting PHA’s mission to ensure all kids can grow up at a healthy weight. To find out more about Enmarket’s commitment to making healthier choices easier, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com
LSEGA NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce the election of its 2017 Board of Directors. Ruel Joyner will serve as chair, Lee Beckmann as vice chair, Sherrie Struble as treasurer and Margaret VanHouten as secretary. For more information, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-georgia-announces-2017-board-directors/

SAVANNAH MARITIME DONATES TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Savannah Maritime After Hours presented the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire a $1,000 donation. Maritime community leaders Ben Goldberg, JIT Warehousing and Logistics; Larry Hearn, Savannah River Logistics and Jed Young, Port City Logistics, presented the check to the RMHC executive director, Bill Sorochak. For more information, visit

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY PRESENTS DONATION TO RMHC

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology held a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for RMHC families. The donations were presented to Bill Sorochak, executive director of RMHC. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/low-country-dermatology-presents-donations-ronald-mcdonald-house-coastal-empire/

INTERNET ADDICTS, THE DAY HAS COME
(MASHABLE) JetBlue Now Has Free Wi-Fi

http://mashable.com/2017/01/11/jetblue-free-wi-fi-all-flights/?utm_cid=hp-h-1#p_qkDl0xmPqP

ARMSTRONG STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS SURVEY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The newly formed Small Business Institute at Armstrong State University along with the Armstrong Department of Economics has released its inaugural State of Small Business survey, which examines the growth and challenges faced by local small businesses. Read more: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2016-12-19/armstrong-releases-state-small-business-survey
CCDS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Ken Boyd, previously the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Savannah Technical College, accepted the challenge to take the reins in January as the next CCDS Executive Director. No stranger to CCDS or the businesses of Quantum, Boyd has a decade-long history with the agency. For more information, visit

SHARE BUSINESS IDEAS THIS WEDNESDAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups, fueled by great minds and local coffee, allows 2 presenters to share their new business ideas for 6 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. Come be inspired. Come to share your knowledge. No cost. Location: Creators’ Foundry. Every Wednesday 9-10a. See the speaker line up:

CAT CELEBRATES 30 YEARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) is proud to announce 30 years of service to the Savannah-Chatham County community. Formally established as an Authority in January 1987, CAT continues the long, storied history of transportation in this area dating back to the 1800s and the horse-drawn streetcars of the Skidaway and Seaboard Railway Company. For more information, visit http://catchacat.org
GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT CCDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 6th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Coastal Center for Developmental Services is on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Take part in a Four Person Scramble tournament at The Landings Club’s beautiful Oakridge Course. Golfer Registration includes lunch, greens fees, practice range, cart, swag bag, and fabulous 19th Hole Party. The Early Bird Foursome includes free string and 4 raffle tickets for $600.00. For more information, visit http://www.planmygolfevent.com/29984-CCDSGolf/

SAVANNAH DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE MEETING JAN 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Downtown Streetscape Improvement Initiative will hold its next community meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center. Community meetings will be held throughout the preliminary design phase to actively seek input. For more information, visit http://www.savannahga.gov/streetscape

SAVANNAH ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCHEON JAN 18

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber will host the 2017 Savannah Economic Outlook Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. To buy tickets, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=9

JOB ANALYSIS
(MASHABLE) LinkedIn Ranks 20 Highest Paying Jobs

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TELLURIDE MOUNTAINFILM JAN 19 – JAN 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) The ‘Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour’ in Savannah will take place Jan. 19-21, screening over 30 films throughout the three-day festival. The festival will kick off on Thurs., Jan. 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Trustees Theater with the screening of Life, Animated, a feature length film by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. Visit www.mountainfilmsav.org

FREE YOGA WEEKEND ON JAN 21 – JAN 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) Two of our favorite things combined: Yoga + Free. Come get a taste of the good life with classes all January 21-22, ranging from gentle flow to a kick in the asana dynamic. Visit savannahyoga.com for more details, or join the event on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1818254478387356/

SAVANNAH CHATHAM DAY SEAFOOD FEST THURSDAY, JAN 26
(ATLANTA, GA) At Savannah Chatham Day 2017, Savannah Chamber members will meet and mingle with local and state elected officials, which includes legislative meetings and a seafood reception on Thursday, January 26 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The legislative meetings will be held at the Atlanta Capitol building, and the reception will be at Georgia Freight Depot. For more information, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=19
THE ORIGINAL SAVANNAH LIP SYNC BATTLE JAN 26

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Original Savannah Lip Sync Battle will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts. A $5.00 donation at entry includes five “vote” tickets, and additional “vote” tickets will be available for $1.00 each. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1550373701656514/

HOSPICE SAVANNAH’S LECTURE SERIES JAN 26

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s 9th annual lecture series will explore the responsibility and role of the religious community in responding to family caregivers of loved ones who are disabled, elderly, or dealing with dementia. The lecture series will take place on Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27. For more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Annual-Lecture-Series

FREE ENTRY INTO THE MIGHT EIGHTH AIR FORCE MUSEUM ON FEB 5
(SAVANNAH, GA) Super Museum Sunday is February 5, 2017. Admission to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth is FREE all day. Bring the whole family to Super Museum Sunday, where you are sure to enjoy a tour of the Museum. For more information, visit http://www.mightyeighth.org
LESSONS FROM A HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME COACH
(FORBES) Improve Your Health, Improve Your Business

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“POTABLE GOLD”:  SAVANNAH’S MADEIRA TRADITION DURING THE MONTH OF FEB
(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum will host a special Madeira (wine) program Fridays and Saturdays in February (3, 4, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25) at 5:30 p.m. Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/
MARJORIE YOUNG AT SAVANNAH CHAMBER’S SMART LUNCHEON FEB 7

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations™ will present the first of a two part series, Five Things to Know about Live-Streaming Videos, at the Small Business Council Smart Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 7 beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-smart-luncheon-february-7/

SAVANNAH BICYCLE CAMPAIGN ANNUAL SAVANNAH TWEED RIDE FEB 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Savannah Tweed Ride will leave from Forsyth Park (near the basketball courts) at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 to go on a leisurely ride around Savannah. Following the ride, there will be a Lords and Ladies English Lawn Games Tourney featuring traditional English lawn sports. To register, visit http://home.savannahsportandsocial.org/tournaments/222333-lords-and-ladies-english-lawn-games-tourney-charity-event?mc_cid=299a085326&mc_eid=08fa9719ff

THE SAVANNAH THEATRE COMPANY’S “LOVE IS IN THE AIR” FEB 14
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Skidaway Island Rotary will present The Savannah Theatre Company’s “Love is in the Air” Supper Club show on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 14 and 15 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at The Plantation Club at The Landings. Proceeds benefit the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation and other local children’s charities. For more information, visit  http://www.skidawayrotary.org/
GET MARRIED IN THE DAVENPORT HOUS GARDEN FEB 14
(SAVANNAH, GA) For the first time, Davenport House Museum’s garden will be available for wedding ceremonies on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. There are 24 slots available, and ceremonies will be offered every 15 minutes. For more information, visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/
MARYLAND MIXER MARCH 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are from the Maryland area, please join us for an after-hours MARYLAND MIXER on Wed, March 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Ga. RSVP with Marjorie Young at marjorie@carriagetradepr.com or 912-844-9990
THE HUMANE SOCIETY FOR GREATER SAVANNAH DOGGIE CARNIVAL MAY 7

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society for Greater Savannah will host its 17th annual Doggie Carnival on Sunday, May 7 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Forsyth Park. Admission to the carnival is free and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/771789232972402/

LIFE CHANGE FULL OF NEW OPPORTUNITY
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ACCEPTING PUBLIC RELATIONS / MARKETING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing are currently accepting applications for our spring internship program. Intern responsibilities will include media relations, writing press releases and awards, photography, videography, search engine optimization, researching keywords, social media management, and community relations. For more information or to apply, email Cynthia Wright at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

IZZY LOOKING FOR A HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s Ms.Izzy. The most beautiful girl in the world. She’s of an older model, and requires a bit more attention than most, but she is an amazing doggy. Completely trained, potty and leash-wise, she just needs a forever home. A little shy at first, but now she plays and cuddles like a puppy. And then sleeps it off. She even loves baths. She has hearing and sight issues, but we’re finding she can see better than we thought. Very loving girl and would be perfect for someone who is home a lot with time to spoil this angel. For more information, visit

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 9, 2017

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SAVANNAH’S RISING STARS OF BUSINESS TO BE HONORED JAN. 18

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Magazine and Business in Savannah are recognizing Generation NEXT, Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business, including Carriage Trade Public Relations’ own Junior Partner, Cynthia Wright. The 20 winners will be honored at an event hosted at Cohen’s Retreat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18. For more information and tickets, visit
ENMARKET HOLDS JAN. FUNDRAISER TO HELP END CHILDHOOD OBESITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) announces the launch of a month-long customer donation campaign with enmarket, a convenience store chain operating in over 60 locations in the U.S. Throughout the month of January, customers at any of Enmarket’s convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina can add $1 to purchases at checkout in support of a healthier future for our nation’s children. Money raised will go towards supporting PHA’s mission to ensure all kids can grow up at a healthy weight. To find out more about Enmarket’s commitment to making healthier choices easier, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com
DONATION OVERVIEW FROM THE 2016 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) During its 2016 Encourage Health Educational Series, enmarket has donated $5,000 to four area nonprofit organizations: The Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America, Savannah AMBUCS, Savannah Tree Foundation and Urban Hope, Inc. For more information, visit

SPEROS I.T. EXPERT TO SPEAK AT SAVANNAH CHAMBER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Heather Radtke, Vice President of Speros, will present at the Savannah Chamber of Commerce’s SMART Luncheon taking place on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway. Radtke will speak on, “5 Things Your Phone Can Do to Make You More Productive.” Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. For more information, visit speros.com

LSEGA NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is pleased to announce the election of its 2017 Board of Directors. Ruel Joyner will serve as chair, Lee Beckmann as vice chair, Sherrie Struble as treasurer and Margaret VanHouten as secretary. For more information, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-georgia-announces-2017-board-directors/

SAVANNAH MARITIME DONATES TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Savannah Maritime After Hours presented the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire a $1,000 donation. Maritime community leaders Ben Goldberg, JIT Warehousing and Logistics; Larry Hearn, Savannah River Logistics and Jed Young, Port City Logistics, presented the check to the RMHC executive director, Bill Sorochak. For more information, visit

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY PRESENTS DONATION TO RMHC

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology held a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for RMHC families. The donations were presented to Bill Sorochak, executive director of RMHC. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/low-country-dermatology-presents-donations-ronald-mcdonald-house-coastal-empire/

DONATIONS BEING COLLECTED FOR JINGLE BELLS HISTORICAL MARKER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The story of Savannah as the place where James Pierpont wrote Jingle Bells is a neat part of our Christmas heritage. During a storm, last September, the Jingle Bells historical marker in Troup square broke at its base. A highly qualified manufacturer used by the Georgia Historical Society for all of its historical markers has given a quote for the total cost of repair to be $2,870. Donations are being collected at GoFundMe-Jingle Bells Marker. For more information, contact Gordon Matthews at

ARMSTRONG RELEASES STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS SURVEY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The newly formed Small Business Institute at Armstrong State University along with the Armstrong Department of Economics has released its inaugural State of Small Business survey, which examines the growth and challenges faced by local small businesses. Read more: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2016-12-19/armstrong-releases-state-small-business-survey
INSTAGRAM’S NEWEST UPDATE
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CCDS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Ken Boyd, previously the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Savannah Technical College, accepted the challenge to take the reins in January as the next CCDS Executive Director. No stranger to CCDS or the businesses of Quantum, Boyd has a decade-long history with the agency. For more information, visit

LOCAL BUSINESS ATTORNEY, CHARLES J. BOWEN, GIVES BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT SAVANNAH’S BOOMING ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
(SAVANNAH, GA) As founder of the Savannah Film Alliance and The Bowen Law Group, Charles J. Bowen is preparing and meeting the legal needs of Savannah’s rise to fame in the entertainment industry. Read parts one and two of his interview with Georgia Film News at http://georgiafilmnews.com/2016/12/behind-the-scenes-of-the-savannah-film-alliance-with-entertainment-attorney-charles-bo-j-bowen-part-1-of-2/ 

TWO LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS SHARE BUSINESS IDEAS THIS WEDNESDAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups, fueled by great minds and local coffee, allows 2 presenters to share their new business ideas for 6 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. Come be inspired. Come to share your knowledge. No cost. Location: Creators’ Foundry. Every Wednesday 9-10a. See the speaker line up:

CAT CELEBRATES 30 YEARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) is proud to announce 30 years of service to the Savannah-Chatham County community. Formally established as an Authority in January 1987, CAT continues the long, storied history of transportation in this area dating back to the 1800s and the horse-drawn streetcars of the Skidaway and Seaboard Railway Company. For more information, visit http://catchacat.org
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ANNOUNCED FOR GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT CCDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 6th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Coastal Center for Developmental Services is on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Take part in a Four Person Scramble tournament at The Landings Club’s beautiful Oakridge Course. Golfer Registration includes lunch, greens fees, practice range, cart, swag bag, and fabulous 19th Hole Party. The Early Bird Foursome includes free string and 4 raffle tickets for $600.00. For more information, visit http://www.planmygolfevent.com/29984-CCDSGolf/

HOSPICE TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE JAN 11–MEDIA ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

(SAVANNAH, GA) All media representatives are urged to attend a very brief press conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Full Circle Grief and Loss Center, located at the Demere Center for Living, 6000 Business Center Drive in Savannah. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Chief Joseph Lumpkin, Barbara O’Neal, founder of Mothers of Murdered Sons, and other community leaders will announce a major initiative to be spearheaded by the bereavement counselors of Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle. For more information, contact Beth Logan, Director of Marketing. 912.355.2289

OSSABAW ISLAND FOUNDATION TO CELEBRATE 104TH BIRTHDAY FORMER OWNER AND RESIDENT JAN. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the Ossabaw Island Foundation’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 12, there will also be a celebration of the 104th birthday of Eleanor “Sandy” West, a former owner and resident of Ossabaw Island, who now lives in Savannah. The annual meeting and reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center. For more information, visit http://www.ossabawisland.org/

SOLO SHOW BY NANCY LEBY SOLANA FOR HOSPICE SAVANNAH OPENS JAN. 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is invited to meet local watercolorist and oil painter, Nancy Lebey Solana, during her opening reception on Thursday, January 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery. Nancy’s work was especially painted for Hospice Savannah in honor of her father, Clifford Lebey, who spent the last six weeks of his life in Hospice House. The show will hang through March 31, and a portion of sales will help provide the many extra services and programs offered by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah. For more information, contact Beth Logan at blogan@HospiceSavannah.org

TELLURIDE MOUNTAINFILM ANNOUNCED FOR JAN 19 – JAN 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) The ‘Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour’ in Savannah will take place Jan. 19-21, screening over 30 films throughout the three-day festival. The festival will kick off on Thurs., Jan. 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Trustees Theater with the screening of Life, Animated, a feature length film by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. Visit www.mountainfilmsav.org

FREE YOGA WEEKEND ON JAN 21 – JAN 22
(SAVANNAH, GA) Two of our favorite things combined: Yoga + Free. Come get a taste of the good life with classes all January 21-22, ranging from gentle flow to a kick in the asana dynamic. Visit savannahyoga.com for more details, or join the event on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1818254478387356/

TIPS FOR ASPIRING WRITERS

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SAVANNAH CHATHAM DAY SEAFOOD FEST 2017 TO BE HELD THURSDAY, JAN. 26
(ATLANTA, GA) At Savannah Chatham Day 2017, Savannah Chamber members will meet and mingle with local and state elected officials, which includes legislative meetings and a seafood reception on Thursday, January 26 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The legislative meetings will be held at the Atlanta Capitol building, and the reception will be at Georgia Freight Depot. For more information, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=19
HOSPICE SAVANNAH’S LECTURE SERIES TO FOCUS ON SPIRITUAL CAREGIVING JAN. 26

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s 9th annual lecture series will explore the responsibility and role of the religious community in responding to family caregivers of loved ones who are disabled, elderly, or dealing with dementia. The lecture series will take place on Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27. For more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/Annual-Lecture-Series

FREE ENTRY INTO THE MIGHT EIGHTH AIR FORCE MUSEUM ON FEB 5
(SAVANNAH, GA) Super Museum Sunday is February 5, 2017. Admission to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth is FREE all day. Bring the whole family to Super Museum Sunday, where you are sure to enjoy a tour of the Museum. For more information, visit http://www.mightyeighth.org
SAINT PETER’S TO HOLD CHARITY SHOPPING BOUTIQUE AND SPRING PLANT SALE ON FEB. 15
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold the Market at 3 West Ridge charity shopping boutique and spring plant sale from Wednesday, February 15 through Friday, February 17. All proceeds from door admissions, plant sales, the luncheon, sponsor donations, and 15 percent of vendor sales will be donated to Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club and Horizons Savannah. For more information, visit http://www.stpeterssavannah.org/the-market-at-3-west-ridge.html

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BRADY NEEDS A HOME
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Brandy is a Lab mix who is about 3 years old. She’s is great with kids and other dogs. Brandy was burned with acid as a puppy and because of that, she has permanent bald spots. She has a skin allergy to fleas as well. Brandy is a sweet girl, she just needs someone to give her a chance at a loving home. Profile:

ACCEPTING PUBLIC RELATIONS / MARKETING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing are currently accepting applications for our spring internship program. Intern responsibilities will include media relations, writing press releases and awards, photography, videography, search engine optimization, researching keywords, social media management, and community relations. For more information or to apply, email Cynthia Wright at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com