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February 2017

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 27, 2017

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NATIONAL MAGAZINE FEATURES SPEROS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher of Speros was recently featured by national tech magazine, Business Solutions. He was specifically chosen because of his innovative program that allows business owners to rent their hardware giving them access to state of the art tech at a fraction of the upfront cost. For more information, visit  http://speros.com/keith-fletcher-speros-featured-national-magazine-business-solutions/

ENMARKET RAISES $15,000 TO FIGHT OBESITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket has announced that during its recent campaign for The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), it raised $15,000 in support of the partnership’s mission to help solve the nation’s childhood obesity crisis. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-raised-15000-partnership-healthier-america-help-end-childhood-obesity/
HILTS RETIRES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Linda Hilts, executive director of Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, has announced she will retire after 20 years with the organization. Under Hilts’ leadership, 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. For more information, visit  www.parkplaceyes.org

HURRICANE DAMAGE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hurricanes may only be an imminent threat for a short time but their effects on your home can be long lasting and costly. In Chatham County alone, costs are now estimated at close to $37 million dollars. Full Turn Services’ water intrusion division is the biggest in the area. Problem Solved. For more information, visit www.fullturnservices.com

 
 
 
22ND ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc. is celebrating 22 years in business this March. They help businesses increase the positive word-of-mouth in the community and online using their trademarked REPUTATION MATRIX™ method. For a PR Assessment contact marjorie@carriagetradepr.comcall 912-844-9990 or visit  www.carriagetradepr.com
FILM BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Business and entertainment attorney Charles Bowen has announced his new company Southern Gateway Production Services. The company’s mission is to strengthen Savannah’s reputation as a desirable shooting location and help more out-of-towners make movies in Savannah. To read more, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-02-20/savannah-lawyer-makes-helping-film-productions-business
BOARD MEMBERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees recently announced their 2017 Board of Directors and Executive Officers. Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations®, is the incoming President and will serve in this position until 2018. To see a complete list of the Board or for more information on the Savannah Jaycees, visit www.savannahjaycees.com

YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING STRATEGY 
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DISTILLERY OPENS IN DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) After three years of hard work, planning and construction, Ghost Coast Distillery has begun production on some of the finest spirits in the Southeast, right in the heart of Downtown Savannah in their newly renovated 17,000 sq. ft. facility. Guests can select from two historic tour options to see the facility and taste-test the spirits. Felder & Associates was the architecture firm that repurposed the building. Updates include installing two large storefront windows to shine light on the eye-catching large copper stills and other equipment, removing a small patio area, replacing doors and windows and applying new paint and signage. For more information, visit https://ghostcoastdistillery.com

INTERIM PRESIDENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The University System of Georgia has named Dr. Jennifer Frum as the interim president of Armstrong State University. She will begin on July 1. To read more, visit  http://www.wtvm.com/story/34532409/dr-jennifer-frum-named-interim-president-of-armstrong-state-university  

THRIFT SHOPPE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Foundation has signed a lease to open a thrift shoppe in Pooler later this spring. Donations are being accepted at 1674 Chatham Pkwy., and volunteers are being recruited to aid in this new endeavor. A short online application is available at www.HospiceSavannah.org/Thrift. For more information please call 912-629-1055.

CHANGE OF COMMAND
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Command Sergeant Major Change of Responsibility Ceremony will occur Wednesday, March 1, at 11 a.m.  The Command Sergeant Major (CSM) is the garrison’s most senior Noncommissioned Officer, and CSM Bruce Rock will relinquish responsibility to CSM Lavander Wilkerson. For more information on Hunter Army Airfield, visit http://www.stewart.army.mil/homepage/default.asp
 
 
PERSONAL CHEF
(SAVANNAH, GA) Personal Chef Nora Von Duyke is celebrating eight years in business. She is known for her small dinner parties of up to 20 people and her four-course meals, prepared at your home. She plates, serves and cleans up. Great for birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette parties and bridal luncheons. www.pantryelf.com 912.898-8458
MATILDA JANE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Happily Ever After Ball was held by The Next Generation benefiting the Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center this past weekend at Brockington Hall. Robyn Shirley of Matilda Jane Clothing was delighted to be a sponsor of this worthwhile event. To learn more about Matilda Jane clothing, visit https://www.facebook.com/mjcrobyn/?fref=ts
 

Pictured are Clara Vaughn, Annabelle Vaughn, Adelaide Shirley, Anna Camden Shirley, and Robyn Shirley

 (From Left to Right) Pictured are Clara Vaughn, Annabelle Vaughn, Robyn Shirley,  Adelaide Shirley and Anna Camden Shirley.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF SAVASANA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Every class at Savannah Yoga Center end with savasana. Here’s why: http://www.active.com/outdoors/articles/why-savasana-is-important-to-your-yoga-practice

SALICYLIC ACID: FRIEND OR FOE?
(SAVANNAH, GA) Salicylic Acid is a common ingredient seen in acne products. To learn more about this ingredient, what it is, and how it treats acne, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzk3PSA2uSY. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com/
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

TEA AT MRS. DAVENPORT’S
(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum will host a special Tea program Thursdays and Fridays in March (2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23 and 30) at 5 p.m. Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. Tickets are $18. For more information, visit  http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/ 

5 ARGUMENTS BUSINESS OWNERS SHOULD AVOID
ANTIQUES & ARCHITECTURE WEEKEND
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend, March 3-4, is filled with luncheons, lectures, tours, a live auction, and cocktails in a historic mansion.  Bring your treasures to What’s in Your Attic for valuation by professional appraisers seen on TV.  Proceeds will benefit the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim houses. http://savantiquesweekend.com/
STEEL MAGNOLIAS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Grab your gal pals and head to “Steel Magnolias,” opening March 3 at 7:30 and running through March 12 at Asbury Memorial Theatre in Savannah. As Clairee might say, “You’re gonna love it more than your luggage.” Tickets are available at the door and online at http://asburymemorial.org/theatre/
3RD ANNUAL LOUISE LAURETTI HOOPS FOR HORIZONS TOURNAMENT 

(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
http://carriagetradepr.com/3rd-annual-louise-lauretti-hoops-horizons-tournament/

LEGAL RISKS OF LIVE-STREAMING
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen, of The Bowen Law Group, will present the second in a two-part series, The Legal Risks of Live-Streaming Videos, at the Small Business Council Smart Luncheon on Tuesday, March 7 beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit  http://www.savannahchamber.com/for-members/business-calendar/530
CORNHOLE TOURNEY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The teen board at the Ronald McDonald House has planned a cornhole tournament to raise funds for the House on Saturday, March 11, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Forsyth Park. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/ronald-mcdonald-house-coastal-empire-cornhole-tournament-set-march-11/.

LEARN TO GROW HEALTHY FOOD
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Mindful Eating series offers mindfulness tools to approach food and eating (habit) patterns with new awareness, intention and attitude. On March 23, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Baha’i Unity Center, 2416 Waters Avenue, learn how we begin to live garden to table. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit https://events.blackbirdrsvp.com/mindful-eating-series
FLY IN
(MIDWAY, GA) Grass Strip Foundation presents its 8th Annual FLY IN & Open House on March 25. Fly or drive to Berg Park Aerodrome 9GA2 – Unicom 123.00 or drive to 580 Old Gress Island Road, Midway, GA 31320. Call Steve Berg for more information, 912-884-8666. Donations are encouraged. For pilots: Nonprofit dedicate to vintage and general aviation aircraft and their preservation.

MARATHON & 5K 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K highlights Savannah’s beautiful Historic District in 13.1 miles of tree-lined streets and city squares on April 7-9. The event will also be featuring a fashion-fitness expo and post-race party. To learn more, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/publix-savannah-womens-half-marathon-5k-april-7-9/ or to register, visit http://www.savannahwomenshalf.com
MEET ANCHOVY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Anchovy is such a sweet little guy, it’s crazy to think he was initially found on his own on a ramp for I-16. He’s been without a good groom for awhile, thus his Rasta style. Anchovy enjoys cuddling and sits perfect in a chair. He also gets along well with other dogs his size. For more information on Anchovy and other dogs, visit  http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-023-anchovy/

Keith Fletcher of Speros Featured in National Magazine, Business Solutions

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Keith Fletcher of Speros Featured in National Magazine, Business Solutions

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business Solutions, a monthly publication dedicated to helping IT solutions providers grow their businesses, featured Keith Fletcher, Chief Operating Officer of Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah.

According to the article, “The Real Secret To Creating A Managed Services Differentiator,“ written by Jay McCall, Speros has solved a common pain point for a majority of its customers and increased the company’s monthly recurring revenue. McCall is the publication’s editor of networking, managed services and storage.

Susan Speros brought Keith Fletcher onboard 3 years ago as Chief Operating Officer, making him the newest member of the management team to facilitate growth and expand the company.

Over the last 3 years, Speros has evolved from a telecom consultant with an IT division to the largest technology services company in the region and in doing so has more than doubled business over a three-year period. The growth was fueled by focusing on monthly reoccurring revenue, and one major component has been a unique Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) program which started with Speros’ firewall manufacturer, SonicWALL, but the article also credits him with an even bigger win.

Several months ago he approached Speros’ routing and switching manufacturing partner, ADTRAN, got them on board with HaaS and, in doing so, found new opportunities to further strengthen the company’s partnerships as well as its bottom line.

“When I approached ADTRAN about the possibility of starting a HaaS program, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they liked the idea,” Fletcher said. “After all, switches are a key component of the network infrastructure and even wireless access points have to connect to switches, which can slow down a network as they age. But when ADTRAN said they also wanted to bundle their management suite with the hardware, I knew we were on to something that would allow our technicians to see and do much more in managing their network’s performance, health and data usage.”

Since the ADTRAN HaaS program kicked off in June 2016, Fletcher said, “there has been a fantastic reaction by our customers, being able to have a truly state of the art infrastructure for a small monthly fee is very attractive to everyone.”

The difference between the Speros/Adtran/Blue Socket/SonicWALL program is that this is a true manufacturer’s program. All of these enterprise class technology companies have developed programs that Speros administers to provide the highest caliber technology to the business community.

This is very different from programs from other technology companies where the technology company purchases the equipment and then “rents” it to their customers.

“An average company with 100 employees and the usual office IT infrastructure might spend about $15,000 on switches and firewalls, compared to $500 a month to rent,” Fletcher said. “When you add additional costs for PCs, printers, telephones and paying someone to run your IT department, the capital outlay would be huge compared to pennies on the dollar to rent all of it. Also, instead of having to buy equipment that depreciates every five years, HaaS allows entrepreneurs to stay current across the board.”

To read the full article, visit http://www.bsminfo.com/doc/the-real-secret-to-creating-a-managed-services-differentiator-0001

Keith Fletcher, COO of Speros

Keith Fletcher, COO of Speros

Speros, which was founded 1984, has reported a 2015 sales growth rate of 40 percent and a 2016 projected sales growth rate of 25 percent. The company has 27 employees. For more information, visit speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com.

MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS

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

CONTACT
Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer
Speros
912-354-8900
kfletcher@speros.com

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Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
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The Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire Cornhole Tournament Set For March 11

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Teen Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) announces plans for the 4th annual cornhole tournament set for Saturday, March 11 in Forsyth Park from 12 noon until 3 p.m.

Cornhole team registration is now open for two-member teams and is open to all ages. The cost is $50 per team. Space is limited and participation will be based on the date of registration. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

The event proceeds directly support families who need a place to stay while a child seeks treatment in a nearby hospital.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the event, ranging from Presenting sponsor at $1,000 to a supporter at $100. Individuals, businesses, or organizations are encouraged to sponsor the RMHC fundraiser.

The Teen Board is comprised of students in grades 10 through 12 who volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House or family rooms at area hospitals.

“This is my second year serving as a teen volunteer, and I know we are making a difference,” said Malcolm Williams Green. “We really try to cater to the families we serve by preparing meals, running errands, or just giving parents a short break from being in the hospital with a sick child.”

For more information or to register a team for the cornhole tournament, please visit https://www.rmhccoastalempire.org.

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire is a registered 501©3, non-profit that operates solely on donations. The cornerstone program is the Savannah Ronald McDonald House that provides more than 4170 family night stays each year with a “Home away from home.” Other core programs include the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms® in St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital and Children’s Hospital at Memorial Hospital Medical Center and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, a mobile dental clinic providing free dental cleanings and examinations, care to underserved, school-aged children in Beaufort County (SC).

CONTACT
Bill Sorochak
Executive Director
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of the Coastal Empire
bill@rmhccoastalempire.org
t. (912) 350-7641 ext. 304
f. (912) 350-2309
c. (864) 906-8496
https://www.rmhccoastalempire.org
4710 Waters Avenue
Savannah, Georgia, 31404

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Junior Partner
Cecilia Russo Marketing
(912) 856-9075
info@ceciliarussomarketing.com

Enmarket Raised $15,000 for the Partnership for a Healthier America to Help End Childhood Obesity

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Through a month-long customer donation campaign, enmarket, a convenience store chain operating in more than 60 locations in the U.S., raised $15,000 to support the Partnership for a Healthier America’s mission to ensure all kids grow up at a healthy weight.

Customers at enmarket’s convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina could add $1 to purchases at checkout in support of a healthier future for our nation’s children. PHA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier.

“Access to healthy foods is essential for making sure kids live long, healthy lives. This campaign and enmarket’s commitment to providing healthier options in convenience stores will help us make healthy choices easier for children and families — no matter where they live,” said PHA President and CEO Lawrence A. Soler.

Since partnering with PHA in May 2016, enmarket has increased the number of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat and nonfat dairy available in its stores. Additionally, enmarket works to provide healthier options for Grab and Go items and makes sure healthier options remain affordable.

“Enmarket is proud of our strong partnerships both in the local community and with the nationally renowned Partnership for a Healthier America. We are pleased to be able to assist them in their efforts to help eliminate childhood obesity,” said Matt Clements, enmarket’s director of marketing. “We are grateful for the generosity of our customers in support of our continued mission to provide healthier food options and make a positive difference in the lives of the people and communities we are fortunate to serve.”

To learn more about enmarket’s commitment to making healthier choices easier, visit http://www.enmarket.com.

ABOUT PARTNERSHIP FOR A HEALTHIER AMERICA
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with – but independent from – First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! effort. PHA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is led by some of the nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity. Most important, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased, third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making. For more information about PHA, please visit http://www.aHealthierAmerica.org and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.

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 60 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 http://www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com
http://www.enmarket.com

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

College and Career Fair Open to the Public at Sol C. Johnson High School

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The MEGAGENESIS XI College and Career Fair is set for Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. at Sol C. Johnson High School in Savannah, GA. The event, sponsored by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, Chatham County Youth Commission, The 100 Black Men of Savannah, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., includes college recruiters, career workshops, and corporate exhibits.

The program is designed to highlight the importance of higher education and is open to all students, grades 5-12, and their parents. High school seniors are encouraged to bring their transcripts. Some colleges will conduct on-site admission and provide scholarship information. A complimentary lunch will be provided for all attendants, participants, and presenters.

“In the past ten years, students have received over $6 million in scholarships through connections at MEGAGENESIS,” said Dr. Zke Zimmerman, event coordinator.

In addition, the event includes a presentation from Semaj Clark, Motivational Speaker and founder of the FIRE organization, which stands for forgiveness, introspection, respect, and education. His program is dedicated to the empowerment of young people through the teaching of basic life skills that are necessary for success.

Some of the participating colleges include Armstrong State University, Auburn University, Claflin University, Georgia State University, South Carolina State University, Savannah State University, University of Alabama and many more.

For additional information or registration, please contact Dr. Zke Zimmerman at Javarorlz@aol.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/MegagenesisSavannah/

About MEGAGENESIS
MEGAGENESIS was founded in 1995 in Newport News, Virginia by Dr. Zke Zimmerman. In 2007, he began the program in Savannah at Sol C. Johnson High School. Last year’s event included 417 attendees from Savannah, Effingham, Vidalia, Charleston, SC, and Orangeburg, SC. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/MegagenesisSavannah/

MEDIA CONTACT
Lula L. Baker
Home: (912) 232-2015
Cell: (912) 660-6159

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 20, 2017

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ENMARKET BRIDGE RUN RAISES $24,000
(SAVANNAH, GA) Partners in the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run presented a check for more than $24,000 to The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler, the official charity of the Bridge Run, from proceeds of the 2016 race. To read more, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/visit-savannah-news/enmarket-savannah-bridge-run-presents-donation-nancy-n-j-c-lewis-cancer-research-pavilion/
 
 
MARJORIE YOUNG TO SPEAK AT SOUTHERN PRESS INSTITUTE ON CRISIS PR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Majorie Young, president of Carriage Trade Public Relations®, will speak at the 66th annual Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) in the workshop titled, “How PR Pros Can Anticipate Crises at Their Own Organizations (Public Relations Workshop).”  This presentation is scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 23. For more information, visit https://www.savannahstate.edu/news/article.shtml?id=670


 
 
GEORGIA REAPS ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ENTERTAINMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen, of the Bowen Law Group, spoke to the West Chatham Rotary on the economic impact of the entertainment industry in Savannah. Georgia is currently the 3rd largest state for production, trailing only New York and California. 


 
PERSONAL CHEF
(SAVANNAH, GA) Personal Chef Nora Von Duyke is celebrating eight years in business. She is known for her small dinner parties of up to 20 people and her four-course meals, prepared at your home. She plates, serves and cleans up. Great for birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette parties and bridal luncheons. www.pantryelf.com 912.898-8458
 
 
RETIREMENT RULE WORTH REMEMBERING
(SAVANNAH, GA) Sam Hubbard, of Coastal Capital Management LLC, breaks down what the Department of Labor’s review of the Fiduciary Rule will mean to you, your savings, and who is acting in your best interests. To read more, visit

http://savannahnow.com/opinion-column/2017-02-10/retirement-advice-rule-worth-saving

 
 
 
 
 
SHAD MASTER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charlie Russo, Jr., of Russo’s Seafood, can tell you everything you might need to know about Savannah’s seasonal fish delicacy of Shad. To read more, visit
 
SUMMER INTERN

(SAVANNAH, GA) The city of Savannah’s summer internship program will return this year and once again needs help from the local business community to provide hands-on summer work opportunities for high school students. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/member-news/city-savannah-seeking-business-participation-summer-internship-programs/
 
 
MATILDA JANE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Happily Ever After Ball was held by The Next Generation benefiting the Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center this past weekend at Brockington Hall. Robyn Shirley of Matilda Jane Clothing was delighted to be a sponsor of this worthwhile event. To learn more about Matilda Jane clothing, visit https://www.facebook.com/mjcrobyn/?fref=ts
 
Pictured are Clara Vaughn, Annabelle Vaughn, Adelaide Shirley, Anna Camden Shirley, and Robyn Shirley
 (From Left to Right) Pictured are Clara Vaughn, Annabelle Vaughn, Robyn Shirley,  Adelaide Shirley and Anna Camden Shirley.
 
 
 
SIRI VS. ALEXA
(BUSINESS INSIDER) Apple Just Revealed A Big Way Siri Will Take On Amazon Alexa


 
 
COMMUNITY RAISES $10,000 FOR HOSPICE
(SAVANNAH, GA) A community organized Oyster Roast Fund Raiser for Hospice Savannah raised $10,000. These funds will go toward programming run by Hospice Savannah. To learn how you can help raise money or volunteer call 912-629-1043.


 
ENCOURAGE HEALTH NONPROFIT CONTEST 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket invites area nonprofit organizations to apply to be selected as one of the four grant recipients in the 2017 Encourage Health Educational Series. The application process will be held through a Facebook contest at https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations
 
 
YINSTORATIVE
(SAVANNAH, GA) This new class is a unique combination of Yin and restorative, designed to allow you to relax and recharge. This class is suitable for all, regardless of limitations or prior injury. Yinstorative is available Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, http://savannahyoga.com/

THINNER DOESN’T MEAN YOUNGER
(SAVANNAH, GA) A rigorous exercise regimen will make you fitter, but it won’t make you look younger. Thinner and more athletic people over age 40 have less fat under their skin and can look older than overweight people. For more information, visit http://lcderm.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

YOU CAN BLOW IT WITHOUT SAYING A WORD
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TIJUANA FLATS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will host a Spirit Night fundraiser at Tijuana Flats,  405 Pooler Parkway, Pooler, GA, on Monday, Feb. 20, from 5 -8 PM. Join us for great food and fellowship while supporting people with disabilities who live in our eleven-county service area. Make sure to mention LIFE when making your purchase. For additional information, contact Fran Todd at ftodd@lifecil.com or visit www.lifecil.com.
BUSINESS WORKSHOP
(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE Savannah announces a free workshop called “Taking Care of Business” on running a small business. It deals with how you can become aware of business practices to avoid common pitfalls. The event is on Feb. 22 from 11:30-1:00 pm. For more information, visit www.scoresav.org
5 KEYBOARDS THAT CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER
THE HISTORY OF BASKETBALL
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School announces plans for a community-wide program on Thursday, Feb. 23 which highlights the history of basketball. The program, open to all ages, begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit https://saslions.com

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/
12 HABITS OF HAPPY PEOPLE
DISC DOGATHON
(SAVANNAH, GA) World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier February 24-26, 2017 to be held in Savannah. This Classic Disc Dogathon Qualifying event is only given to one city per state. Attendance is free of charge. Event will benefit Local Pet Rescue, Islands High School and Homeless Veterans. For more info, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/world-canine-disc-championship-qualifier-february-24-26-2017-to-benefit-local-pet-rescue-islands-high-school-and-homeless-veterans/
POLIO SURVIVORS TO HEAR SPECIALIST
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:30 am at the LIFE office, 5105 Paulsen St., Suite 143-B, Savannah. The speaker will be Dr. John T. Prather, foot and ankle specialist, of Chatham Orthopaedic Associates. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information, call 912-927-8332.
COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The MEGAGENESIS XI College and Career Fair is set for Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. at Sol C. Johnson High School in Savannah, GA. Some of the participating colleges include Armstrong State University, Auburn University, Claflin University, Georgia State University, South Carolina State University, Savannah State University, and University of Alabama. For additional information or registration, please contact Dr. Zke Zimmerman at Javarorlz@aol.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/MegagenesisSavannah/
BIKE BEAUTIFUL BEAUFORT 
(SAVANNAH, GA) To get a taste of how other bike trails are making communities better, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign is organizing a trip to Beaufort’s Spanish Moss Trail on Sunday, Feb. 26. The ride is free but registration is required, to register visit,  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-2017-bikecurious-ride-spanish-moss-trail-tickets-31541594759?mc_eid=08fa9719ff&mc_cid=e6b64bcf5c 
3RD ANNUAL LOUISE LAURETTI HOOPS FOR HORIZONS TOURNAMENT 

(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/

A WHOLE NEW WORLD
(MASHABLE) Hulu VR-Sit in Your Virtual Living Room with Your Virtual Friends

http://mashable.com/2017/02/08/hulu-vr-app-oculus-avatars-oculus-touch/?utm_cid=mash-prod-nav-sub-st#Fr12NKVSDSq9

FLY IN
(MIDWAY, GA) Grass Strip Foundation presents its 8th Annual FLY IN & Open House on March 25. Fly or drive to Berg Park Aerodrome 9GA2 – Unicom 123.00 or drive to 580 Old Gress Island Road, Midway, GA 31320. Call Steve Berg for more information, 912-884-8666. Donations are encouraged. For pilots: Nonprofit dedicate to vintage and general aviation aircraft and their preservation.

MARATHON & 5K 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K highlights Savannah’s beautiful Historic District in 13.1 miles of tree-lined streets and city squares on April 7-9. The event will also be featuring a fashion-fitness expo and post-race party. To learn more, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/publix-savannah-womens-half-marathon-5k-april-7-9/ or to register, visit http://www.savannahwomenshalf.com
DOGGIE CARNIVAL 

(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/

COASTAL PET RESCUE CELEBRATES 14 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) February marks the 14th anniversary for Coastal Pet Rescue. They have grown from an organization of one woman to nearly 130 volunteers; or a little under 20 pets in 2003 to 489 canines and 207 felines in 2016, and 63 canines and 20 felines so far in 2017! For more information on this organization, visit www.coastalpetrescue.org

Savannah Business Attorney Charles Bowen to speak about “The Legal Risks of Live-Streaming Videos” at the SMART Luncheon March 7

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Business and entertainment attorney Charles Bowen of The Bowen Law Group will speak on Tuesday, March 7 at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Council SMART Lunch Series.

Bowen will present the second installment of the two-part series “The Legal Risks of Live-Streaming Videos” during the monthly luncheon at the Savannah Morning News auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway.

Bowen’s presentation comes as the rise in popularity of livestreaming apps such as Periscope and Meerkat, along with new features in mainstream apps such as Facebook, has inspired many smartphone users to get into the livestreaming game, broadcasting any event live using their device. While these apps ban users from posting content that violates others’ copyright, trademark, privacy and publicity rights in their standard Terms of Service, their warnings are often ignored.

Bowen will address these issues and the challenge of privacy concerns from a legal perspective, particularly when it comes to commercial use.

“Some users have tried to claim that the Digital Millennial Copyright Act’s ‘safe harbor’ provisions should shield them from liability, but that law only protects the livestreaming service itself, not the actual broadcaster,” Bowen said. “That law, which YouTube constantly relies upon to protect itself, states that streaming services are protected if they respond promptly to rights owners’ takedown requests and don’t have ‘constructive’ knowledge of infringement. But this will not protect you from an infringement claim if you knowingly broadcast illegal material.”

Bowen also will review basic livestreaming rules and how ignoring them could land some users in legal hot water.

“Livestreaming is likely here to stay, as it seems to be a perfect fit for today’s smartphone-carrying, internet-connected world,” said Bowen. “The best advice I can give is simply to be smart and use common sense. Do not broadcast copyrighted material that you do not own, do not be creepy and invade people’s privacy and procure releases if you are using your broadcast for business purposes.

“If you follow these simple rules, you will very likely protect yourself from any potentially expensive legal claims.”

The luncheon will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m. and the program at 12 p.m. The cost is $12 for Chamber members. For more information or to RSVP, contact Stephanie Painter at SPainter@SavannahChamber.com or 912-644-6458.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOWEN LAW GROUP
Based out of Savannah, Charles Bowen is a business attorney who focuses on commercial and entertainment law and also offers comprehensive mediation services. 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. Follow 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

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Carriage Trade PR
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912.856.9075

Kiwanis of Skidaway to Hold Annual Pancake Fundraiser to Benefit Local At-Risk Youth

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island announces the annual Pancake Breakfast to be held Saturday, February 25. From 7 a.m. until 11 a.m., at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, located at 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children 8 and under eat free. To purchase tickets in advance, visit http://www.kiwanisofskidaway.com/event/pancake-breakfast/.

“This is one of four events we hold throughout the year to raise funds for our service partners,” said Kevin O’Neill, chairperson for the Pancake Breakfast. “We will have great raffle prizes again this year and encourage the entire community to join us for breakfast.”

All net proceeds from the event directly benefit Savannah’s at-risk youth through community partners, to include: America’s Second Harvest — Kids Cafe, Backpack Buddies, Family Promise of Greater Savannah, Junior Achievement, Local Outreach Volunteer Educators, Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, Special Olympics and Wesley Community Centers of Savannah.

Last year, the club mobilized $62,500 to support these and other projects and programs that serve children. For a complete list of their service partners, visit http://www.kiwanisofskidaway.com/community-involvement/.

Kiwanis Club of Skidaway is a service organization comprised of 125 men and women in the Savannah area. Since 1988, the club has raised and distributed over $1.4 million and invested over 300,000 service hours toward their mission of supporting children in our region.

For more information on the club, visit https://www.kiwanisofskidaway.com.

Media Contact:
Kevin O’Neill
912-713-1733

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 13, 2017

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SEAFOOD OWNER EARNS THE MANTLE ‘SHAD MASTER’
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charlie Russo, Jr., of Russo’s Seafood, can tell you everything you might need to know about Savannah’s seasonal fish delicacy of Shad. To read more, visit
 


 
PR EXEC TALKS LIVE-STREAMING IN BUSINESS WORLD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young, CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations, presented to the Small Business Council SMART Luncheon on “5 things to know about live-streaming.” To watch the presentation, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of3s1z8vEqY


 
TAKE ON A SUMMER INTERN

(SAVANNAH, GA) The city of Savannah’s summer internship program will return this year and once again needs help from the local business community to provide hands-on summer work opportunities for high school students. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/member-news/city-savannah-seeking-business-participation-summer-internship-programs/
 
 
 
ENCOURAGE HEALTH NONPROFIT CONTEST LAUNCHED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket invites area nonprofit organizations to apply to be selected as one of the four grant recipients in the 2017 Encourage Health Educational Series. The application process will be held through a Facebook contest at https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations
 
 

NEW SUPERINTENDENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Following the retirement of Superintendent, Dr. Thomas B. Lockamy, Jr., at the end of the 2016-17 School Year, the Board of Public Education is conducting a search for his successor. A third-party firm has been hired to aid in the search but SCCPSS has also announced a public survey to gain input into the top qualities desired in a superintendent. To read more or to complete the survey, visit www.sccpss.com.
BRING IN THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST
(INC) 6 Keys to Bringing In and Hiring Top Talent

http://www.inc.com/workpop/the-6-keys-to-bringing-in-and-hiring-top-talent.html

BIKE BEAUTIFUL BEAUFORT TRAIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) To get a taste of how other bike trails are making communities better, the Savannah Bicycle Campaign is organizing a trip to Beaufort’s Spanish Moss Trail on Sunday, Feb. 26. The ride is free but registration is required, to register visit, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-2017-bikecurious-ride-spanish-moss-trail-tickets-31541594759?mc_eid=08fa9719ff&mc_cid=e6b64bcf5c 
STATE OF THE CITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach presented his first ‘State of the City’ speech  at the Civic Center, and reviewed the accomplishments of his administration’s first term. To read more, visit https://savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/politics-local-govts/6514-in-state-of-the-city-speech,-mayor-deloach-announces-a-savannah-shines-campaign-and-citys-first-early-childhood-program-with-dr-tom-lockamy.html
2017 InnovateHER COMPETITION

(ATLANTA, GA) SBA announces the 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

TO DELETE OR NOT TO DELETE?
(BRAUDCAST) Crisis communications expert Gerard Braud asks media relations experts, “If someone writes something negative on your corporate Facebook page, should you delete it?” To watch video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsLOJ2_XQAs&list=TLGGZAAfkaW512kwOTAyMjAxNw
WTC WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON TRADE
(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah will host the Global Education Program, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act – Compliance Awareness Workshop, on Feb. 16, 1 p.m. at the World Trade Center Savannah. Tickets are $50 per person. To register or learn more about the event, http://www.wtcsavannah.org
SOUTHERN GATEWAY PRODUCTIONS 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/

WHY SAVANNAH LACKS BIKE TRAILS

(SAVANNAH, GA) John Bennett, Executive Director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, examines the reasons behind Savannah’s lack of bike trails within city limits and the economic benefits that go along with them. To read more, visit

http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/economic-benefits-of-bike-trails-are-passing-savannah-by/Content?oid=3983174

11 WAYS TO HIGHLIGHT YOUR REPUTATION ON LINKEDIN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations, provides a ‘how-to’ checklist all business professionals can benefit from on “11 ways to highlight your reputation through your LinkedIn profile” and how to leverage social media to grow your business. To read more, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-02-08/wright-11-ways-highlight-your-reputation-linkedin-0
SAVANNAH WEDDINGS MAGAZINE ON SALE NOW
(SAVANNAH, GA) From gown inspiration to creative elopements, Savannah Weddings Magazine Spring/Summer 2017 reveals the best and brightest of all things nuptial in the Hostess City. To purchase or learn more, visit http://shopsavannahmagazine.com/products/savannah-weddings-spring-summer-2017
5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS SECURE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Heather Radtke of the Savannah-based technology company, Speros, presents on a subject every business owner has to address, “5 Ways to Keep Your Business Secure.” To watch her presentation, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0-tvxNC1YA
MILLENIALS DUMP SOCIAL MEDIA FOR FASHION ADVICE

(PR NEWSWIRE) Fewer than 7% of Millennials surveyed in new fashion study reported that they are influenced by social media when deciding what apparel and accessories to buy. To learn more about this survey, visit  https://www.bulldogreporter.com/millennial-pr-twist-study-reveals-social-media-is-not-a-major-influence-on-gen-ys-fashion-purchases 

 
YOGA CENTER , TREE FOUNDATION PARTNER FOR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Yoga Center holds two commUNITY yoga classes a week, along with various events through the year, with all proceeds going toward a particular non-profit. From now until June 30, all fundraising efforts will be donated to the Savannah Tree Foundation. Find out more about this partnership at  www.savannahyoga.com/yoga-friends.

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/

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

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

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/

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

(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/

WomenHeart
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Joseph’s/Candler and The National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease announce an open house on Feb. 16 from 5-6:30 pm, to offer support and education for survivors of heart disease or those at a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. For more information, visit sjchs.org/womenheart
BUILDING A NEW LIFE 
(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
DAVENPORT SOIREE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enjoy an afternoon of merriment, fine spirits, and silent auctions celebrating the Davenport House Museum, at the inaugural Davenport Soirée, Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2-5 pm. Tickets are $95. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  www.davenporthousemuseum.org 
DOING BUSINESS IN BELGIUM
(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah will host the Global Education Program, Doing Business in Belgium, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. at World Trade Center Savannah. For more information, visit www.wtcsavannah.org
THE HISTORY OF BASKETBALL
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School announces plans for a community-wide program on Thursday, Feb. 23 which highlights the history of basketball. The program, open to all ages, begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit https://saslions.com

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/

ANTIQUES & ARCHITECTURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend, Mar. 3 and 4, is filled with luncheons, lectures, tours, a live auction, and cocktails in a historic mansion. Bring your treasures to What’s in Your Attic for valuation by professional appraisers seen on TV. Proceeds will benefit the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim houses.  http://savantiquesweekend.com/
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

PR EXEC TO BRING TIPS TO THE CLASSROOM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade PR, will present a Social Media tutorial to Georgia Southern students on Mar. 24. To learn more about Carriage Trade PR, please visit www.carriagetradepr.com
PUBLIX SAVANNAH WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON & 5K 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K highlights Savannah’s beautiful Historic District in 13.1 miles of tree-lined streets and city squares on April 7-9. The event will also be featuring a fashion-fitness expo and post-race party. To learn more, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/publix-savannah-womens-half-marathon-5k-april-7-9/ or to register, visit http://www.savannahwomenshalf.com
DOGGIE CARNIVAL 

(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/

PR INTERNSHIP
(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/

MEET TALBERT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Talbert is your typical yellow lab: up for adventure or a good belly rub. He loves his twice daily walks and would do great in a home that will give him regular exercise to keep him physically and mentally fit. To get more information on adopting Talbert, visit www.coastalpetrescue.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 6, 2017

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ENCOURAGE HEALTH NONPROFIT CONTEST LAUNCHED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket invites area nonprofit organizations to apply to be selected as one of the four grant recipients in the 2017 Encourage Health Educational Series. The application process will be held through a Facebook contest at https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations
MAYOR DELOACH TO PRESENT STATE OF CITY ADDRESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mayor Eddie DeLoach will issue the State of the City address during a Town Hall Meeting at 6:30 pm Feb. 9, in the Johnny Mercer Theater at the Savannah Civic Center. The public is encouraged to attend. To learn more, http://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/mayor-deloach-to-give-the-state-of-the-city-address-thursday-feb-9th/

 
 
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

2017 InnovateHER COMPETITION

(ATLANTA, GA) SBA announces the 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

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
2017 GEORGIA LEGISLATIVE GUIDE AVAILABLE
(GEORGIA TREND) The 2017 Georgia legislative guide was recently released as lawmakers reconvened at the beginning of Jan. and began working on the new session. The guide contains contact information for legislators and other elected officials and a brief overview of the topics to be addressed. To read more, visit http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?i=379224&p=57#
GLOBAL TRADE EDUCATION WORKSHOP AT WTC
(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah will host the Global Education Program, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act – Compliance Awareness Workshop, on Feb. 16, 1 p.m. at the World Trade Center Savannah. Tickets are $50 per person. To register or learn more about the event, http://www.wtcsavannah.org
SAVANNAH SOCCER PLAYER INVITED TO MLS ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Caleb Drabek is going places with soccer. The 12 yr. old will participate in Atlanta United’s Youth Development Academy, the program that will develop talent for the MLS expansion team. For more information, visit http://www.wtvm.com/story/34381084/good-news-savannah-united-player-invited-to-mls-academy

SAVANNAH VISITOR CENTER LISTS HOTEL ROOMS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The main Visitor Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd keeps a file of daily deals for Savannah’s hotels, motels inns and B&Bs. Make sure visitors know about your rates and specials by faxing in your daily rate to 912-944-0441
 
 
 
CHATHAM COUNTY STORM RECOVERY COSTS TOP $36 MILLION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Chatham County’s budget for Hurricane Matthew is now $36.6 million, and the county’s chief administrator says that number could climb even higher. This new figure is now well over double what Chatham County officials initially estimated for the hurricane’s immediate costs. http://savannahnow.com/hurricane-guide-news/2017-01-27/chatham-county-s-storm-recovery-costs-now-top-36-million
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

SOUTHERN GATEWAY PRODUCTIONS 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 

(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 WEDDINGS MAGAZINE ON SALE NOW
(SAVANNAH, GA) From gown inspiration to creative elopements, Savannah Weddings Magazine Spring/Summer 2017 reveals the best and brightest of all things nuptial in the Hostess City. To purchase or learn more, visit http://shopsavannahmagazine.com/products/savannah-weddings-spring-summer-2017
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

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/

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

NEW JOBS THAT ARE SO 2017
(MONEY) 7 new jobs that reflect what’s important in 2017. To read more, http://time.com/money/4631366/new-jobs-2017/?xid=newsletter-brief
INTENSIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Savannah Yoga Center will hold an intensive 200 hr. 24-day yoga teacher training beginning Feb. 20. This training will inspire potential yogis to increase their own practice while learning the tools to share the gift of yoga to others. There a still a few spots available. More information can be found here: http://savannahyoga.com/pages/yoga-teacher-training-200hr-24days

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/

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

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

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/

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/

NATIONAL GREAT BLACKS IN WAX MUSEUM COMING TO SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Traveling Exhibit will be in Savannah at the Beach Institute Cultural Arts Center from Feb. 4 through Feb. 8. The Center will be open noon – 5:00 pm daily. Admission is free. For Group tours, call 912-335- 8868 To learn more about the exhibit,  http://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/the-national-great-blacks-in-wax-museum-coming-to-savannah/
CITY OF SAVANNAH SEEKS BUSINESSES FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The city needs help from the business community to provide hands-on summer work opportunities for high school students. Mayor Eddie Deloach and the city of Savannah will host a thank you reception Feb. 8 from 5:30-7 pm to thank last year’s participants and share upcoming plans for the program. For more information, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/member-news/city-savannah-seeking-business-participation-summer-internship-programs/
DIGITAL MARKETERS FIND NEW METHODS

(ENTREPENEUR) 5 tactics that haven’t worked for digital marketers until now.

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/

SOIREE TO CELEBRATE DAVENPORT HOUSE MUSEUM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enjoy an afternoon of merriment, fine spirits, and silent auctions celebrating the Davenport House Museum, at the inaugural Davenport Soirée, Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2-5 pm. Tickets are $95. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  www.davenporthousemuseum.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/

WEEKEND TO FEATURE ANTIQUES, ARCHITECTURE AND MORE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend, Mar. 3 and 4, is filled with luncheons, lectures, tours, a live auction, and cocktails in a historic mansion. Bring your treasures to What’s in Your Attic for valuation by professional appraisers seen on TV. Proceeds will benefit the Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim houses.  http://savantiquesweekend.com/
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

PR EXEC TO BRING TIPS TO THE CLASSROOM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade PR, will present a Social Media tutorial to Georgia Southern students on Mar. 24. To learn more about Carriage Trade PR, please visit www.carriagetradepr.com
SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS

(INC) The No 1 Reason Why You’re Not As Productive As You Want To Be
http://www.inc.com/laura-garnett/the-number-1-reason-why-youre-not-productive-even-though-you-want-to-be.html 

PUBLIX SAVANNAH WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON & 5K SCHEDULED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K highlights Savannah’s beautiful Historic District in 13.1 miles of tree-lined streets and city squares on April 7-9. To learn more, visit http://www.savannahwomenshalf.com
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/

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/

RESCUE SAVES 9 SHIH TZUS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Pet Rescue team went into action on Jan. 27th to rescue nine Shih Tzus who had been seized from a local breeder. They were in extremely rough condition and it took a team of volunteers upwards of 6 hours to clean all 9 dogs. For more information or to donate to their care, visit https://www.youcaring.com/coastalpetrescue-746718