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April 2017

The Cone Collection Art Exhibit Set For May 18

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Cone Art Exhibit Reception to Benefit Anderson Cancer Institute Announced for May 18

Savannah Artist Unveils Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures at 24e Design Co.

(Savannah, GA) The Savannah artist Jim Cone announces a fine art exhibition with the opening reception to be held on Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 24e Design Co., located at 24 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401. The exhibition will be showcased at 24e and run from Thursday, May 18 until Sunday, June 25.

Showcasing different fine art works such as drawings, paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces, this art exhibition will be a rare opportunity to view Cone’s work as he does not often publicly show his art. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center. ACI provides cancer screening, diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, support services, and long-term follow-up for cancer patients.

Cone has been creating art for over 40 years, but after a recent bout with cancer, he has been energized with creativity and decided he wanted to use his talent to help others.

Ruel Joyner, owner of 24e Design Co., has known Cone for a number of years and feels honored to showcase his work at 24e Design Co., calling Cone’s work a pure form of passion. “Jim has painted for pleasure for over four decades. He started his artistic works in his spare time while working a full-time job at Georgia Power, and after his cancer he really focused on his talents. In a way, Dr. Guy Petruzzelli and the professional staff at Memorial gave him a new lease on life, and presented him with a new creative chapter in his life after cancer.”

At the exhibit, somewhere between 100 and 150 pieces will be unveiled including, “Tybee Nudes” and “Street People”. Street People, a series of paintings, was inspired by a found object (a round piece of metal) from the streets of Savannah, which had been bent into a shape that portrayed the image of a face. There are 20-plus “Street People” in the series to date.

“I offer the ‘Street People’ series as an artful way to introduce the viewer to a personality of a person living on the streets,” said Cone. “I want you to really see that person as an individual and feel that person’s struggle. We should all be inspired in our hearts to reach out and help the homeless street people in our community.”

In his distinctive style, and with vibrant colors, Cone pushes cubism forward. Considered to be the first abstract style of modern art, Cubist artists try to piece together fragments from different vantage points into one painting. With the spirit of inclusion, one can see the incorporation of cubism in almost all of Cone’s artwork. The bold expression of color often separates and defines Cone’s cubist works from those cubist works by others like Picasso and Braque.

Cone said, “For me, there needs to be a perfect mixture of creative energy, thought and muse, along with colorful paint, and countless brush strokes onto a wanting canvas, all to bring about a wonderful work of art. It’s making creative love.”

For more information on the Anderson Cancer Institute, visit aci.memorialhealth.com

For more information and to see samples of the artwork, visit https://conecollection.com
To make a reservation for the May 18th art reception, visit https://www.conecollection.com/contact

Flier for The Cone Collection Exhibit Benefitting Anderson Cancer Institute

ABOUT CONE COLLECTION

Jim Cone began painting in the mid-‘70s and works mostly with oil on canvas, often embellishing each piece with found objects such as paper, wood and metal. Inspired by nature and artists Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Cezanne, Cone’s collection includes drawings, paintings, mixed media assemblages, sculptures, and art sticks. To view his work, visit https://conecollection.com

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 17, 2017

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‘NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS’
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will present the Night of Champions gala on Thursday, May 11 at 6 pm. The event recognizes area businesses that employ differently abled adults, including those with Down syndrome, and celebrates the contributions made by these employees. Table Sponsorships ranging from $200 to $5,000 and individual tickets are available. Sponsorships and contributions are tax-deductible. For more information, please visit

PRECIBALL USA OPENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Preciball USA, the world leader in the manufacturing and supply of industrial ball bearings, became the newest Pooler resident on Tuesday as officials cut the ribbon to the company’s new North American distribution center in the Westside Business Park on Highway 80. The Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah recently completed construction on a 40,000 square foot building which has received several awards for the commercial construction project. For more information, visit

 
COLONIAL GROUP LAUNCHES YACHT CENTER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Colonial Group of Savannah is spending $50 million to transform the former Intermarine shipping yard on Lathrop Avenue into a world-class yacht repair and refit facility. To read more, visit  http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-04-08/passage-tax-bill-savannah-yacht-center-become-reality

HUNTER HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING
(SAVANNAH,GA) The Tuttle Army Health Clinic at Hunter Army Airfield recently unveiled a new 3-D Tomosynthesis Mammography unit. Hunter provides medical care for more than 56,000 people. For more information from the ribbon cutting ceremony, visit
FOOD BANK INCREASES SERVICES
(SAVANNAH, GA) America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia held a ribbon cutting on a 10,000 square foot volunteer center. Colonial Group Inc. sponsored the addition which will increase the Food Bank’s services by approximately 10 percent. For the complete story, visit http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-04-13/america-s-second-harvest-coastal-georgia-opens-new-volunteer-center
HEALTHY LUNCH & LEARN
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Encourage Health Education Series begins on Tuesday, April 25 with Dr. Patricia Stewart and Margaret L. Clay presenting “AROMATHERAPY: How are Essential Oils Making a Place in Healthcare?” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lecture will be hosted at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah. Attendance is free and open to the public. RSVP to http://healthysavannah.org/events/the-science-of-aromatherapy-to-enhance-health-relaxation-and-inner-peace/
YOGA: KEY TO LONGEVITY?
(SAVANNAH, GA) In a recent article published in the United Kingdom, (
http://metro.co.uk/2016/02/23/this-100-year-old-yoga-loving-grandma-is-the-ultimate-fitspiration-5713327/ ) a 100-year-old grandma, Jean Dawson, credits yoga for her health and vitality. She began her yoga journey at the age of 67 and has moved forward ever since. Savannah Yoga Center celebrates yogis of all ages with an array of gentle classes to get you started. Like Jean says, “It’s never too late to think about your health, and age should never be a factor.” To learn more about classes offered at Savannah Yoga Center:
 
BOWEN LAW GROUP ON BANK REGS
(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) As one of The Bowen Law Group’s biggest clients, banks can rest assured that Charles Bowen and his litigation team members are well versed in the unique regulatory framework of commercial banks, investment banks, and other asset-based lenders. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com
 

TASER REBRANDS, LAUNCHES PR CAMPAIGN
(TIME) A police tech company is rebranding with a new name and a bold marketing initiative to provide police departments across the country with free body cameras. Read more at http://time.com/4726775/axon-taser-free-body-cameras-police/



JOIN ENTREPRENEURS AT 1 MILLION CUPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups is a weekly meet-up to connect and help grow Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Be active in the regional community and share your ideas and experiences and be surrounded by like-minded folks who care about Savannah’s future success. Each week an entrepreneur presents a business idea or concept, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. No cost. Location: Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull Street. Every Wednesday 9-10a. See the speaker line up: http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

PAY ONLY PART OF HOME RENOVATION UPFRONT
(SAVANNAH, GA) A good rule of thumb is to only pay the contractor 30-50% of the total project upfront; if your contractor asks you to pay more, you should walk away. Problem Solved. For more information, visit www.fullturnservices.com
 
 
ROTARY SEEKS ‘PLAY IT FORWARD’ SPONSORSHIPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah is recruiting sponsors for the annual Play It Forward event that raises funds for at-risk youth in the area. Sponsorship dollars, at a variety of levels, support Mayor Deloach’s Summer Intern program for 11th and 12th grade students. Contact the Play It Forward committee at RotariansPIF@gmail.com for more details or to become a sponsor: https://www.facebook.com/Rotarians-Play-It-Forward-362452323450/
PEPSI AD MISSES THE MARK
 (TIME) Pepsi Pulls Controversial Ad After One Day

http://time.com/4726500/pepsi-ad-kendall-jenner/?xid=newsletter-brief

HOMELESSNESS HAPPENS TO GOOD PEOPLE
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Myth: Runaway and homeless youth are ‘bad kids.’ They are typically good kids caught in bad situations. For more information, visit
HELP END HOMELESSNESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Union Mission for a fund raising event, Raising Hope, on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah. The keynote speaker, Bertice Barry, will share her inspirational message of hope and the importance of community support in ending homelessness. To purchase tickets, please visit the Union Mission website http://www.unionmission.org or call (912) 236-7423.

  

 
SMALL COMPANIES, BIG IMPACT
(FORBES) Creative Ways for Micro Companies to Give Back
NOMINEES WANTED FOR 40 UNDER 40
(GEORGIA) Every year Georgia Trend honors the state’s best and brightest under 40. If you or someone you know makes a difference in the community send their nomination to Georgia Trend by April 28th. For more information, visit http://www.georgiatrend.com/40-Under-40-Nomination-Form/
GEORGIA SOUTHERN MBA OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia Southern University College of Business Graduate Office will host an informative MBA open house on Tuesday, April 18 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah 31401. College representatives will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information, call 912.478.5767, or visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/new-members/georgia-southern-hold-mba-open-house-april-18/
JEWELS AND JEANS FUNDRAISER TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Help fight childhood hunger in the Lowcountry and join America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and Bank of America in their annual Jewels & Jeans fundraiser Thursday, April 20th from 7-10 p.m. There will be fabulous food, drinks, music, and a silent auction to benefit those in need. With only 100 tickets left, buy your ticket before they’re sold out. For more information: http://www.helpendhunger.org/event/jewels-jeans-2017/
CAREER DAY 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Haven Elementary School will hold its Annual Career Day on Thursday, April 20. Professionals from various fields will share their educational background and their professional experiences with students in 2nd thru 5th grade. Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations will be presenting about Marketing. For more information, visit www.cissavannah.org
SAVANNAH VOLUNTEER AWARDS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 38th Annual United Way HandsOn Savannah Volunteer Awards Celebration is set for Wednesday, April 26 at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St, Savannah, GA 31401, from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. All nominees will be announced and award winners will be recognized for going above and beyond. Lunch is included. To purchase tickets, visithttp://www.uwce.org/event/38th-annual-united-way-handson-savannah-volunteer-awards-celebration/
50 JOBS ON LIST FOR EARLY RETIREMENT

(TIME) Is your profession on the list?

CHANGE YOUR SHOES, CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire (RMHC) will host its fourth annual Wine, Women & Shoes, on Thursday, April 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, located at 2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401. With 11 pouring stations set up featuring 30 different wines, as well as food from over 16 local restaurants, the signature fundraiser for the RMHC is a night of tasteful fashion for a good cause. For tickets or more information contact RMHC® at 912.350.7641 or on the web athttp://winewomenandshoes.com/savannah
“FEED THE HUNGRY” DOCUMENTARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Technical College’s Georgia Film Academy class will screen the documentary “Feed the Hungry: the Vision, the Outreach, the Community Changer” on Friday, April 28 at the Savannah Technical College auditorium. The screening begins with a red carpet photo op at 6 p.m., the documentary showing at 7 p.m. and a Q & A session at 7:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. Reservations required with a donation to Feed the Hungry, Inc. Call 912.436.7380 for tickets. To preview the student-produced documentary, visit https://vimeo.com/207498878
 
CAMP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Camp Aloha, to be held May 5 – 7, is for children ages 6 – 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. More information, videos and the camper application form are available at www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha.
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/
LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on May 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Developed for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a hands-on approach to learning the features and functions available to QuickBooks online users. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/may-9th-quickbooks-online-savannah/.

UNDER WATER EXPLORATION TO BE LIVESTREAMED
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m., Georgia Public Broadcasting and the University of Georgia (UGA) Marine Education Center and Aquarium will be live streaming a virtual tour of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the UGA Aquarium. Divers and biologists will be available to answer questions. To register a class for this educational event, visit http://www.gpb.org/education/explore/grays-reef?platform=hootsuite&utm_medium=email&utm_source=GovDelivery 
JUST ADD SUNSHINE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Jethrine is a 2-year-old female tabby ready for a new home. Her orange coat matches her sunny disposition and her love to bask in the sun. To view Jethrine and all animals available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-019-jethrine/

Preciball USA Holds Grand Opening of New Distribution Center in Pooler

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Preciball USA Holds Grand Opening of New Distribution Center in Pooler

(POOLER, GA) Preciball USA hosted the grand opening of its almost 40,000 square ft, North American distribution center. A grand opening reception was held at the facility in the Westside Business Park on U.S. Hwy. 80 in Pooler, just west of Savannah.

Preciball, the world leader in the manufacture and supply of industrial ball bearing products, engaged the Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah to build the new facility near the Port of Savannah at the Westside Business Park. After the ribbon cutting, guests were invited to tour the new facility.

“We are excited about showing off our new building, which was thoughtfully designed and constructed with energy efficient features and effective land use,” said Don Peak, Vice President of Preciball USA, Inc. “It has a number of unique aspects in that it provides this flexible space and is adaptable to Preciball’s rapidly expanding growth. The interior of the building was designed by my partner, Elizabeth Hancock, and finished in such a way as to preserve the industrial-modern feel of our business and accommodate future staffing additions.”

Chris Tilton, President and co-founder of Dewitt Tilton Group, said his firm is honored that Preciball selected them for the project.

“One of the more interesting aspects of this project was placing the building on a very challenging site, but we were able to come up with a design that fits well in the space and works well with high-volume truck traffic,” Tilton said. “The exposed ductwork and spiral staircase leading to the second floor really gives the space a feel of a New York City industrial loft. We also designed the building with translucent paneling throughout to optimize natural lighting.”

Dewitt Tilton Group was honored with Star Building Systems’ Master Builder Award for its Preciball project. This award recognizes member builders for excellence in design and construction. The Best of the District Award for the Mid-South District went to Dewitt Tilton Group at Star’s 2017 National Meeting.

The structure itself incorporates office suites and warehouse space. Preciball occupies about half of the facility; the remaining space is leased by two other businesses. Key features include the building’s high-efficiency warehouse lighting and HVAC equipment, as well as dock-high loading doors and dock levelers. The warehouse space has wide clear-span truss construction.

From its Savannah distribution center, Preciball provides products manufactured all over the world to customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, which made the company’s proximity to Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, the Georgia Port, interstates I-95 and I-16 a key factor in the company’s decision to select the Pooler site.

For more information on the grand opening or the building, call (912) 777-3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Chris Tilton, Dewitt Tilton Group, Co-Owner; Kim Thomas, Dewitt Tilton Group, Director of Operations; Andrew DeWitt, Dewitt Tilton Group, Co-Owner; Don Peak, Preciball USA, Inc., Vice President​

LEFT TO RIGHT: Chris Tilton, Dewitt Tilton Group, Co-Owner; Kim Thomas, Dewitt Tilton Group, Director of Operations; Andrew DeWitt, Dewitt Tilton Group, Co-Owner; Don Peak, Preciball USA, Inc., Vice President

 LEFT TO RIGHT: Mike Clark, Preciball, Operations Manager; Wayne Rogers, Preciball, Buyer; Kim Thomas, Dewitt Tilton Group, Director of Operations; Chris Tilton, Dewitt Tilton Group, Co-Owner; Andrew DeWitt, Dewitt Tilton Group, Co-Owner; Brian L. Dart, Commercial Banker, Bank of America; Don Peak, Preciball USA, Inc., Vice President; Elizabeth Hancock, Preciball, Office Manager; Mayor Mike Lamb, City of Pooler; Commissioner Rebecca Benton, City of Pooler; Lisa Brucker, Preciball, Sales; Martha McAllister, Preciball, Accounts Receivable; Caitlin Knutsen, Preciball, Accounts Payable

LEFT TO RIGHT: Mike Clark, Preciball, Operations Manager; Wayne Rogers, Preciball, Buyer; Kim Thomas, Dewitt Tilton Group, Director of Operations; Chris Tilton, Dewitt Tilton Group, Co-Owner; Andrew DeWitt, Dewitt Tilton Group, Co-Owner; Brian L. Dart, Commercial Banker, Bank of America; Don Peak, Preciball USA, Inc., Vice President; Elizabeth Hancock, Preciball, Office Manager; Mayor Mike Lamb, City of Pooler; Commissioner Rebecca Benton, City of Pooler; Lisa Brucker, Preciball, Sales; Martha McAllister, Preciball, Accounts Receivable; Caitlin Knutsen, Preciball, Accounts Payable

MORE INFORMATION ON PRECIBALL USA
Preciball is the world leader in the manufacture and supply of industrial ball bearings. Established in Belgium in 1923, the company has provided tailored solutions to a wide variety of industries for nearly 100 years. This long-standing commitment to excellence and dedication to customers has earned customer appreciation for the company’s advanced expertise and a thorough understanding of hundreds of specific applications and processes in industries around the globe. Preciball USA, located in Savannah, Ga., is Preciball’s North American distribution center for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information about Preciball USA, call (912) 988-5900 or email preciballusa@saluc.com

MORE INFORMATION ON DEWITT TILTON GROUP
The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm located in Savannah, Ga., specializes in commercial construction. The principals, Andrew Dewitt and Chris Tilton, have more than 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry. The firm manages every aspect of a commercial project from pre-construction to the final walk through. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities that guarantee a smooth construction process for each client. The firm is located at 2807-A Roger Lacey Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call (912) 777-3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/.

CONTACT
Don Peak
Preciball USA Inc
90 Columbia Drive Suite A
Pooler, GA 31322
(912) 988-5900
preciballusa@saluc.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
(912) 844-9990
visteam@carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 10, 2017

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RAFFLE SUPPORTS FOOD BANK

(SAVANNAH, GA) America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is raising funds with a raffle for a trip for two to Tuscany. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $100 each. The winning ticket also receives $2,000 cash, which may be used toward airfare, shopping, dining or excursions. Proceeds from the raffle provide hunger relief for those in need. To buy a raffle ticket or to get more information, visit http://www.helpendhunger.org/event/tuscany-raffle/

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Jaycees volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank on Saturday. This group of young professionals ages 21-40 have a mission to inspire leadership development through community involvement. For more information, visit savannahjaycees.com
 
PRO-BUSINESS BILLS
(SAVANNAH, GA) During the 2016-17 Georgia General Assembly, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs staff effectively lobbied for the passing of legislation that supports Savannah area businesses. Read more about HB 125 at
GETTING OUT OF THE MILITARY?
(FORBES) 8 Great Jobs for Veterans
TIPS FOR PASSWORD PROTECTION
(SAVNNAH, GA) Lauren Dingus, web and graphics designer at Speros, shares tips on creating and maintaining passwords for your personal online accounts.

 

 
 
ATTORNEY BOWEN PAYS IT FORWARD 
(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Charles Bowen, founder of The Bowen Law Group, realizes the importance of educating our youth. He spends his spare time coaching local high school students in statewide mock trial competitions and volunteers with the Georgia bar’s mentorship program. For more information, visit

www.thebowenlawgroup.com

 
 
1 MILLION CUPS ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION  
(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups has been meeting in Savannah for more than two years to help grow Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join entrepreneurs at a new location (previously at the Creators’ Foundry) to share ideas to grow business and our community. No cost. Location: Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull Street. Every

Wednesday9-10 a.m. See the speaker line up:

YOGA BENEFITS MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Yoga exercises increase physical fitness, discipline the mind and make you more focused and confident as well as cure health disorders and give you a calmed and relaxed mind, elements that are equally, if not more, relevant to military personnel. Savannah Yoga Center offers military discounts to all members of the armed forces and accepts MyCAA money for teacher training programs. For more information, visit:

 

NLAWS PRODUCE@HOME RIBBON CUTTING  

(SAVANNAH, GA) NLAWS Produce has launched a new division, NLAWS Produce@Home, that allows customers to place online grocery and produce orders to be delivered to their doorstep. A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony were held at the new 3,215-square-foot operation at 701 US-80 West #51, Savannah, GA 31408. Guests were invited to tour the facility and enjoy a light lunch. Spotted photos can be found here: http://beta.spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries?groupId=681912. For more information, http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-03-30/nlaws-produce-launches-home-delivery-service or visit their site directly at https://www.nlawsathome.com/

KEEP YOUR HOME REMODEL ON BUDGET 
(SAVANNAH, GA) A recent survey showed that only 36 percent of all home owners stay on budget during a remodel or renovation project. With a Lead Problem Solver assigned to each account, Full Turn Services guarantees their quotes will not go up mid-project. For more information, visit www.fullturnservices.com
HOMELESS CAMPS IN SAVANNAH
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Savannah has about 20 homeless camps, containing an estimated 955 people, mostly located beneath and around highway overpasses on the east and west sides of downtown. The larger homeless population is estimated to be about 4,000, which includes people who are in and out of homelessness and people temporarily without a home. In Chatham County, 54 percent of homeless are men, 28 percent female, 10 percent female kids and teenagers and 8 percent male kids and teenagers. For more information, visit
PRECIBALL USA WILL HOLD GRAND OPENING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Preciball, the world leader in the manufacture and supply of industrial ball bearing products, plans to open its first North American distribution center in Pooler in April. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the more than 40,000-square-foot building will take place on Tuesday, April 11, at 11:00 a.m. at 90 Columbia Drive, Pooler, GA 31322. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/preciball-usa-announces-grand-opening-new-distribution-center-pooler/

 
  
MONEY SAVING APPS
(TIME) From maximizing your credit cards to financial planning, these 36 apps have been identified as top picks for saving money. http://time.com/money/4715103/best-apps-to-save-money/?xid=newsletter-brief
BUILDER WINS NATL AWARD FOR PRECIBALL PROJECT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a Savannah-based commercial construction company, has been recognized by Star Building Systems with a 2016 Master Builder Award for its Preciball building project. The 40,000-square-foot facility in Pooler, Ga., is the North American distribution center for Preciball, the world leader in the manufacture and supply of industrial ball-bearing products. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call (912) 777-3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

BUSINESS PROFILE WITH ANGELA CANFIELD

(SAVANNAH, GA) This week’s Open for Business Interview was with Dr. Angela Canfield from Sandfly Family Dental. She hosted the Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition and gave us a special tour of her office. https://youtu.be/9xEDNu51Bo4?t=4m16s

STRESS AFFECTING YOUR SKIN?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Courtney Zechman of Low Country Dermatology looks at the relationship between stress and your skin to come up with plan to help you look your best in her article for the Savannah Morning News. To read more visit, http://savannahnow.com/accent/2017-03-20/your-skin-taking-beating-stress or for more information, visit http://lcderm.com/

‘NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS’ MAY 11

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will present the Night of Champions gala on Thursday, May 11 at 6 pm. The event recognizes area businesses that employ differently abled adults, including those with Down syndrome, and celebrates the contributions made by these employees. Table Sponsorships ranging from $200 to $5,000 and individual tickets are available. Sponsorships and contributions are tax-deductible. For more information, please visit www.nightofchampions.org

CAREER DAY APRIL 20

(SAVANNAH, GA) Haven Elementary School will hold its Annual Career Day on Thursday, April 20. Professionals from various fields will share their educational background and their professional experiences with students in 2nd thru 5th grade. Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations will be presenting about Marketing. For more information, visit www.cissavannah.org

 
HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF ‘UNOFFENDABLE’
(INC) And Still Maintain Your Confidence
MS BENEFIT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA, will host a party on Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in support of the MS Society’s 2017 Walk. The event includes cocktails, a silent auction and live music from Liquid Ginger. All proceeds are in honor of Team Don Logana. For more information on Team Don Logana, visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/GAAWalkEvents?team_id=510732&pg=team&fr_id=28340

EARTH DAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The city of Savannah will present Earth Day Festival 2017 on
Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Forsyth Park. This free event includes interactive art, workshops and free bike valet as well as local food vendors and a variety of exhibits. To learn more about Earth Day Savannah, including volunteer opportunities, visit: www.earthdaysavannah.org.
HELP END HOMELESSNESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Union Mission for a fund raising event, Raising Hope, on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah. The keynote speaker, Bertice Barry, will share her inspirational message of hope and the importance of community support in ending homelessness. To purchase tickets, please visit the Union Mission website http://www.unionmission.org or call (912) 236-7423.

  

NOMINEES WANTED FOR 40 UNDER 40
(GEORGIA) Every year Georgia Trend honors the state’s best and brightest under 40. If you or someone you know makes a difference in the community send their nomination to Georgia Trend by April 28th. For more information, visit http://www.georgiatrend.com/40-Under-40-Nomination-Form/
GEORGIA SOUTHERN MBA OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia Southern University College of Business Graduate Office will host an informative MBA open house on Tuesday, April 18 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah 31401. College representatives will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information, call 912.478.5767, or visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/new-members/georgia-southern-hold-mba-open-house-april-18/
JEWELS AND JEANS FUNDRAISER TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Help fight childhood hunger in the Lowcountry and join America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and Bank of America in their annual Jewels & Jeans fundraiser Thursday, April 20th from 7-10 p.m. There will be fabulous food, drinks, music, and a silent auction to benefit those in need. With only 100 tickets left, buy your ticket before they’re sold out. For more information: http://www.helpendhunger.org/event/jewels-jeans-2017/
SAVANNAH VOLUNTEER AWARDS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 38th Annual United Way HandsOn Savannah Volunteer Awards Celebration is set for Wednesday, April 26 at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St, Savannah, GA 31401, from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. All nominees will be announced and award winners will be recognized for going above and beyond. Lunch is included. To purchase tickets, visithttp://www.uwce.org/event/38th-annual-united-way-handson-savannah-volunteer-awards-celebration/
CHANGE YOUR SHOES, CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire (RMHC) will host its fourth annual Wine, Women & Shoes, on Thursday, April 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, located at 2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401. With 11 pouring stations set up featuring 30 different wines, as well as food from over 16 local restaurants, the signature fundraiser for the RMHC is a night of tasteful fashion for a good cause. For tickets or more information contact RMHC® at 912.350.7641 or on the web athttp://winewomenandshoes.com/savannah
“FEED THE HUNGRY” DOCUMENTARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Technical College’s Georgia Film Academy class will screen the documentary “Feed the Hungry: the Vision, the Outreach, the Community Changer” on Friday, April 28 at the Savannah Technical College auditorium. The screening begins with a red carpet photo op at 6 p.m., the documentary showing at 7 p.m. and a Q & A session at 7:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. Reservations required with a donation to Feed the Hungry, Inc. Call 912.436.7380 for tickets. To preview the student-produced documentary, visithttps://vimeo.com/207498878
 
CAMP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Camp Aloha, to be held May 5 – 7, is for children ages 6 – 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. More information, videos and the camper application form are available at www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha.
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/
LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on May 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Developed for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a hands-on approach to learning the features and functions available to QuickBooks online users. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/may-9th-quickbooks-online-savannah/.

SCOUTING FOR A PET?
(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Scout, a male, golden retriever mix from currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue who is approximately 2 years old. Scout is great with other dogs and children and loves to cuddle and give kisses. To learn more about Scout and other cats and dogs available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-083-scout/

Star Building Systems Awards National Master Builder Recognition to Dewitt Tilton Group, a Savannah Commercial Construction Company

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Star Building Systems Awards National Master Builder Recognition to Dewitt Tilton Group, a Savannah Commercial Construction Company

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a Savannah-based commercial construction company, has been recognized by Star Building Systems with a 2016 Master Builder Award for its Preciball building project. The 40,000-square-foot facility in Pooler, Ga., is the North American distribution center for Preciball, the world leader in the manufacture and supply of industrial ball-bearing products.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a Master Builder by Star Building Systems for our work,” said Chris Tilton, president and co-founder of Dewitt Tilton Group. “It is a great honor to be acknowledged by an industry partner which is so highly regarded for quality products, construction and relationships.”

Dewitt Tilton Group’s winning design for the Preciball building features exposed ductwork and a spiral staircase leading to the second floor to give the feel of a New York City industrial loft. Other key elements include high-efficiency warehouse lighting and HVAC equipment, as well as dock-high loading doors and dock levelers. The warehouse space also features wide clear-span construction.

Oklahoma-based Star Building System’s Master Builder Awards Program is designed to recognize member builders for excellence in design and construction and to encourage professionalism in the building industry. Dewitt Tilton Group received the Best of the District Award for the Mid-South District at Star’s 2017 National Meeting.

The competition included approximately 100 entries in 40 award categories with buildings judged on the attractiveness of the exterior, skill of construction and the effective use of products and components.

For more information on the Star Building Awards, visit http://www.starbuildings.com/

MORE INFORMATION ON DEWITT TILTON GROUP
The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm located in Savannah, Ga., specializes in commercial construction. The principals, Andrew Dewitt and Chris Tilton, have more than 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry. The firm manages every aspect of a commercial project from pre-construction to the final walk through. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities that guarantee a smooth construction process for each client. The firm is located at 2807-A Roger Lacey Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call (912) 777-3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/.

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
(912) 844-9990
visteam@carriagetradepr.com

Wine Women & Shoes Annual Fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Announced for April 27

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Wine Women & Shoes Annual Fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Announced for April 27
A Night of Tasting, Shopping and Catwalking to Raise Money for the Critically Ill Children at the House

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Coastal Empire (RMHC®) will host its fourth annual Wine, Women & Shoes, on Thursday, April 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, located at 2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401.

Change your Shoes, Change a child’s life. With 11 pouring stations set up featuring 30 different wines, as well as food from over 16 local restaurants, the signature fundraiser for the RMHC® is a night of tasteful fashion for a good cause.

Shopping stations will be set up throughout, and the event will have a live auction and fashion show. During the Key to the Closet and Key to the Cellar game, two winners will walk away with over $10,000 of items and merchandise. Guests are also encouraged to mingle with RMHC® Shoe Guys to be considered for the “King of Sole” contest.

All the proceeds from this event will directly benefit the RMHC® to ensure care for the critically ill children and their families.

“This year marks our House’s 30th anniversary,” said Bill Sorochak, executive director. “We are proud to feature 12-year-old Brian Murkison and his family. A 2011 car accident brought the entire family to the Memorial Hospital Campus. After a couple of days, the family was released from the Hospital except for Brian who remained in a coma for over a month. The Murkison’s have been a part of our Ronald McDonald House family ever since. We can’t thank the community enough for helping this family and the other families we host at the House.”

The Title Sponsors of the 2017 Wine Women and Shoes event for the 4th year is Ameris Bank.

Other event sponsors include: Advanced A/V, Volvo of Savannah, ExPERCARE (Urgent Care), Savannah Magazine, Savannah Morning News, iHeart Radio, Sadowski & Company, Low Country Dermatology, Periatrix, Chatham Orthopedic Associates, National Distributing, Prime Wine & Spirits, Georgia Power, Savannah McDonald’s Operator’s Association, Memorial Hospital, International Paper, Savannah Coca-Cola Bottling Company, South Georgia Graphics, Seacrest Partners, Cecilia Russo Marketing, John Davis Florist, Roots Southern Salon and hosted by WTOC and emcee Mike Cihla.

For tickets or more information contact RMHC® at 912.350.7641 or on the web at http://winewomenandshoes.com/savannah.

Wine Women and Shoe Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

 

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of the Coastal Empire is a registered 501c3, 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-age 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
www.rmhccoastalempire.org
4710 Waters Avenue
Savannah, Georgia, 31404

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 3, 2017

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SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES™
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NLAWS PRODUCE@HOME RIBBON CUTTING  

(SAVANNAH, GA) NLAWS Produce has launched a new division, NLAWS Produce@Home, that allows customers to place online grocery and produce orders to be delivered to their doorstep. A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony were held at the new 3,215-square-foot operation at 701 US-80 West #51, Savannah, GA 31408. Guests were invited to tour the facility and enjoy a light lunch. Spotted photos can be found here: http://beta.spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries?groupId=681912. For more information, http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-03-30/nlaws-produce-launches-home-delivery-service or visit their site directly at https://www.nlawsathome.com/

ARCHITECTURAL FIRM ASSISTS IN GROUNDBREAKING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates of Savannah recently participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $3.5 million Ministry Center addition to Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, 9050 Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill, GA. For more information on the architectural firm’s role in this project, visit http://www.bryancountynews.com/section/101/article/48456/

PRECIBALL USA WILL HOLD GRAND OPENING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Preciball, the world leader in the manufacture and supply of industrial ball bearing products, plans to open its first North American distribution center in Pooler in April. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the more than 40,000-square-foot building will take place on Tuesday, April 11, at 11:00 a.m. at 90 Columbia Drive, Pooler, GA 31322. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/preciball-usa-announces-grand-opening-new-distribution-center-pooler/

BUILDER WINS NATL AWARD FOR PRECIBALL PROJECT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a Savannah-based commercial construction company, has been recognized by Star Building Systems with a 2016 Master Builder Award for its Preciball building project. The 40,000-square-foot facility in Pooler, Ga., is the North American distribution center for Preciball, the world leader in the manufacture and supply of industrial ball-bearing products. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call (912) 777-3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

FULL SERVICE TECH COMPANY EXPANDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros has expanded its audiovisual systems services to include interactive projection technology and displays, distance-learning systems and audio- and video-equipped conference and telepresence rooms. The expansion offers the best tools on the market for real-time collaboration. To learn more about the additional services offered, visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/computers-technology/6590-mar-10-speros,-full-service-technology-company-headquartered-in-savannah,-announces-audiovisual-systems-services.html

BUSINESS PROFILE WITH ANGELA CANFIELD

(SAVANNAH, GA) This week’s Open for Business Interview was with Dr. Angela Canfield from Sandfly Family Dental. She hosted the Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition and gave us a special tour of her office. https://youtu.be/9xEDNu51Bo4?t=4m16s

STRESS AFFECTING YOUR SKIN?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Courtney Zechman of Low Country Dermatology looks at the relationship between stress and your skin to come up with plan to help you look your best in her article for the Savannah Morning News. To read more visit, http://savannahnow.com/accent/2017-03-20/your-skin-taking-beating-stress or for more information, visit http://lcderm.com/

ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES SPEAKERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Encourage Health Education Series will be held April through October and feature four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who will share insights on nutrition and fitness plus general tips for healthy living. During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will be presented a $1,000 Encourage Health grant. For more information, visit http://healthysavannah.org/events/the-science-of-aromatherapy-to-enhance-health-relaxation-and-inner-peace/

HOW TO MAKE YOUR 60-SECOND COMMERCIAL POP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees announce plans for their Tuesday, April 4 meeting at their headquarters, 101 Atlas Street. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. with the program from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monthly meeting is free for members and first-time guests, $10 for guests with dinner provided. Program title: Pitch Perfect: How To Make Your 60-Second Commercial Pop! For more information on the Savannah Jaycees or the April program, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/336283020103267

DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY SCHEDULES ‘NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS’

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will present the Night of Champions gala on Thursday, May 11 at 6 pm. The event recognizes area businesses that employ differently abled adults, including those with Down syndrome, and celebrates the contributions made by these employees. Table Sponsorships ranging from $200 to $5,000 and individual tickets are available. Sponsorships and contributions are tax-deductible. For more information, please visit www.nightofchampions.org

CONTROVERSIAL BILLBOARD RAISES PR QUESTIONS
(CNN) Is All PR Good PR? Jewelry store creates controversy with the latest marketing message, “Sometimes, it’s ok to throw rocks at girls.”
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/27/us/rocks-billboard-trnd/index.html
PERMITS REQUIRED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah requires that all projects which require any permits must be done professional Georgia licensed residential contractor. With proven experience, Full Turn Services cuts through the red tape. Problem Solved. For more information, visit www.fullturnservices.com

CAREER DAY INCLUDES PR EXEC, OTHER PROFESSIONALS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Haven Elementary School will hold its Annual Career Day on Thursday, April 20. Professionals from various fields will share their educational background and their professional experiences with students in 2nd thru 5th grade. Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations will be presenting about Marketing. For more information, visit www.cissavannah.org

COCKTAILS AT COHEN’S TO BENEFIT MS SOCIETY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA, will host a party on Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in support of the MS Society’s 2017 Walk. The event includes cocktails, a silent auction and live music from Liquid Ginger. All proceeds are in honor of Team Don Logana. For more information on Team Don Logana, visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/GAAWalkEvents?team_id=510732&pg=team&fr_id=28340

BUY JEWELRY, SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will host a Premier Jewelry Fundraiser to support people with disabilities on Wednesday, April 5, from 5 – 7 p.m. in LIFE’s conference room at 5105 Paulsen Street, Ste. 143-B. Come see beautiful jewelry exhibited by Linda Depue while enjoying light refreshments and spending time with friends. For additional information, contact Fran Todd or Sallie McClelland at 912.920.2414, ftodd@lifecil.com or visit www.lifecil.com

SMALL BUSINESS LOANS AVAILABLE

(FORBES) 10 Key Steps To Getting A Small Business Loan

FLY IN SUCCESS

(MIDWAY, GA) Grass Strip Foundation held their 8th Annual FLY IN & Open House on March 25. Attendees had the option to fly or drive to Berg Park Aerodrome 9GA2 – Unicom 123.00 in Midway, GA. Donations were encouraged to benefit a nonprofit dedicated to vintage and general aviation aircraft and their preservation. Call Steve Berg for more information, 912-884-8666.

6:30 A.M. YOGA CLASSES AT SAVANNAH YOGA CENTER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The early yogi gets the asana at SYC. MondayFriday, start your day off right with a flow or Sun Salutation class. Details here:

HOSPICE SAVANNAH AND BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah Volunteer, Sgt. Major Derrick Mays, talks about volunteering for the #WeHonorVeterans program.

1 MILLION CUPS ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups has been meeting in Savannah for more than two years to help grow Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join entrepreneurs at a new location (previously at the Creators’ Foundry) to share ideas to grow business and our community. No cost. Location: Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull Street. Every Wednesday 9-10 a.m. See the speaker line up: http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah
LYFT VS. UBER

(TIME) How Lyft is Capitalizing on Uber’s Scandals
http://time.com/4712746/lyft-interview-uber/?xid=newsletter-brief

GA LEGISLATORS WIN SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) The U.S. Chamber recently announced this year’s recipients of the Spirit of Enterprise Award for their pro-business voting record in Congress. Georgia Legislators receiving the annual distinction are: Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue; Representatives Buddy Carter (GA-01), Sandford Bishop (GA-02), Robert Woodall (GA-07), Austin Scott (GA-08), Doug Collins (GA-09), Jody Hice (GA-10), Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Rick Allen (GA-12), David Scott (GA-13), and Tom Graves (GA-14). To view Congress’ complete scorecard for 2016, visit https://www.uschamber.com/how-they-voted/2016

CUMULUS MEDIA OF SAVANNAH DEBUTS NEW RADIO STATION, 102.1 THE SOUND

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cumulus Media of Savannah recently unveiled a brand new adult contemporary radio station, 102.1 The Sound. The format features artists such as Rhianna, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, The Weekend and Lorde, and features The Bert Show weekday mornings from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. For more information or to listen live, visit https://www.1021thesound.com

SAVANNAH RANKED SOUTH’S NO. 2 BEST CITY

(ATLANTA, GA) Southern Living Magazine has named Savannah the no. 2 best city in the South for 2017. For more information, visit http://www.southernliving.com/souths-best/cities#souths-best-cities-charleston

FILM CAMP COMING THIS SUMMER

(SAVANNAH, GA) [S]3 Digital Storytelling Film Camp has announced dates for summer 2017. Students, age 10 – 17, are introduced to the fundamentals of digital storytelling – screenwriting, storyboard creations, visual design, cinematography, sound engineering, lighting principles, and editing. For more information or to register for one of the experiential weeks offered, visit https://s3filmcamp.com

NOMINEES WANTED FOR 40 UNDER 40

(GEORGIA) Every year Georgia Trend honors the state’s best and brightest under 40. If you or someone you know makes a difference in the community send their nomination to Georgia Trend by April 28th. For more information, visit http://www.georgiatrend.com/40-Under-40-Nomination-Form/

APPLY FOR LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Savannah will begin accepting applications for its 2017-2018 class beginning April 1. Leadership Savannah seeks to inspire individual leadership growth by providing the learning experiences that lead to a better understanding of our community and preparation for meeting community challenges of the present and future. To apply by June 23or for more information, visit https://www.leadershipsavannah.org

LEARN HOW TO BUY A BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern presents a class Buying a Business on April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Join a growing trend and learn how to start or expand your existing business through acquisition. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/april-4th-buying-a-business-the-path-to-entrepreneurial-success-savannah/

MAKE A CONNECTION FOR YOUR NEW BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s Best Connections, a non-profit group assisting entrepreneurs in making or renewing acquaintances, announces plans for their next gathering on Wednesday, April 5 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Billy’s Place, 21 E McDonough Street, Savannah. Event includes hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and special guest Adrian Peterson, GSU running back and author. For more information on the organization, visit https://www.facebook.com/SavannahsBestConnections/

MEET ARTISTS AT HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is invited to meet local painters Fran Thomas and Donna Bouchillon during their opening reception on Thursday, April 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery. To learn more, visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery

CYBER SECURITY SUMMIT SCHEDULED IN ATLANTA

(ATLANTA, GA) The second annual Cyber Security Summit on Thursday, April 6 from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead will highlight the latest threat landscape through interactive discussion based sessions & demonstrations with experts from best in class cyber companies. For more information or to register, visit http://cybersummitusa.com/2017-atlanta/

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

EATING SERIES FEATURES WORLD FOOD TRADITIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Mindful Eating series offers mindfulness tools to approach food and eating (habit) patterns with new awareness, intention and attitude concludes with “Learning World Food Traditions.” This seminar will be held on April 11, 6-7:30 p.m., at 2603 Mechanics Avenue, and will ask the questions What can we learn from Ayurveda, the Indian health science? How is herbal medicine used around the world and here at home? For more information or to reserve a spot, visit https://events.blackbirdrsvp.com/mindful-eating-series

GEORGIA SOUTHERN MBA OPEN HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia Southern University College of Business Graduate Office will host an informative MBA open house on Tuesday, April 18 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah 31401. College representatives will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information, call 912.478.5767, or visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/new-members/georgia-southern-hold-mba-open-house-april-18/

JEWELS AND JEANS FUNDRAISER TO FIGHT CANCER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Help fight childhood hunger in the Lowcountry and join America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and Bank of America in their annual Jewels & Jeans fundraiser Thursday, April 20th from 7-10 p.m. There will be fabulous food, drinks, music, and a silent auction to benefit those in need. With only 100 tickets left, buy your ticket before they’re sold out. For more information: http://www.helpendhunger.org/event/jewels-jeans-2017/

PORT OPERATIONS SUBJECT OF ROBOTICS COMPETITION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Georgia Southern University STEM Institute present the 2017 MATE ROV competition, Port Cities of the Future on Saturday, April 22 at 9 a.m. Student teams will compete for overall highest points in a mission to maintain operations supporting the commerce, entertainment, health and safety of a thriving port. For more information, visit http://graysreef.marinetech2.org

SAVANNAH VOLUNTEER AWARDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 38th Annual United Way HandsOn Savannah Volunteer Awards Celebration is set for Wednesday, April 26 at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St, Savannah, GA 31401, from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. All nominees will be announced and award winners will be recognized for going above and beyond. Lunch is included. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.uwce.org/event/38th-annual-united-way-handson-savannah-volunteer-awards-celebration/

CHANGE YOUR SHOES, CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire (RMHC) will host its fourth annual Wine, Women & Shoes, on Thursday, April 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, located at 2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401. With 11 pouring stations set up featuring 30 different wines, as well as food from over 16 local restaurants, the signature fundraiser for the RMHC is a night of tasteful fashion for a good cause. For tickets or more information contact RMHC® at 912.350.7641 or on the web at http://winewomenandshoes.com/savannah

“FEED THE HUNGRY” DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Technical College’s Georgia Film Academy class will screen the documentary “Feed the Hungry: the Vision, the Outreach, the Community Changer” on Friday, April 28 at the Savannah Technical College auditorium. The screening begins with a red carpet photo op at 6 p.m., the documentary showing at 7 p.m. and a Q & A session at 7:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. Reservations required with a donation to Feed the Hungry, Inc. Call 912.436.7380 for tickets. To preview the student-produced documentary, visit https://vimeo.com/207498878

OPTIMIZE YOUR TIME OFF

(INC) 7 Things Successful Millennials Do in Their Time Off
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/7-things-todays-most-successful-millennials-do-in-their-time-off.html?cid=hmcol3_1

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/

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

THE PERFECT DOG FOR YOU

(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Remmy is a female American Bulldog that would be a perfect addition to any home. She is good with dogs, cats, and children and because she is a few years old, she is past the puppy stage and ready to be a part of the family. For more information on Remmy or any other dogs and cats available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-d-241-remmy/