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July 2017

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 31, 2017

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Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire

AMBUCS NIGHT WITH SAVANNAH’S BEST 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s BEST Connections will host a fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 2,  for the Celebrity Bowlers participating in Savannah Ambucs’ Bowlapalooza event. This event is open to the public at Billy’s Place, 20 E. Perry St., from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for supporters to cheer on their favorite bowler. Guests may enjoy door prizes, a 50/50 Raffle and heavy Hors D’oeuvres for a $5 entry fee, which will be donated to the Savannah Ambucs. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1390869794323205/

‘YAPPY HOUR’ SUCCESS AT SUBARU HILTON HEAD
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Subaru of Hilton Head held their July “Yappy Hour” at the dealership in the New River Auto Mall to benefit local animal shelters. Guests were encouraged to bring their pets and donations for local animal shelters to enjoy an evening of food and live entertainment. Jasper Animal Rescue Mission was also on site with pets available for adoption. Visit the YouTube link to learn more: https://youtu.be/vCFZL4EQfoQ

Pictured (left to right) Susan Schake, volunteer at Jasper Animal Rescue Mission; Georgia, a one year old terrier mix located at Jasper Animal Rescue Mission; and Jill Jauch, Marketing and Advertising Manager at Peacock Automotive.

Subaru of Hilton Head Hosts Yappy Hour


MOUTH GUARD DONATION TO BETHESDA ACADEMY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, with Sandfly Family Dental, donated custom-made mouth guards to the Bethesda Academy football team for its 2017 season, made in the school colors of navy and gold. The full fitting, molding and examination of each player’s mouth guards usually cost $440. Canfield donated approximately $19,360 in mouth-protection gear to Bethesda Academy students.For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/.

Angela Canfield Sandfly Family Dental Donates Mouth Guards to Bethesda Academy - 2017 Canfield Mouth Shield

Canfield fitting Bethesda Academy football player for custom-made mouth guard

Angela Canfield Sandfly Family Dental Donates Mouth Guards to Bethesda Academy - 2017 Canfield Mouth Shield

Bethesda Academy football player gets fitted for custom-made mouth guard


ENCOURAGE HEALTH: ‘THE GOLDEN HEALERS’
(SAVANNAH, GA) Wellness company executive Ross Harding will present ‘The Golden Healers: A Study of Ginger and Turmeric’s Effect on Health’ on Tuesday, Aug. 22, during a lunchtime lecture presented as part of the 2017 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series.  For more information, please visit http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/Encourage Health Education Series

YOGIS UNITE FOR CAREGIVERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Power Yoga will host the second annual Yoga Relay on Friday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. Individuals or teams will participate in a relay of one hundred sun salutations at the Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. Registration is $30 and includes drinks, appetizers, a silent auction and an after-party. All proceeds benefit the Edel Caregiver Institute, a program of Hospice Savannah. Register at www.SavannahPowerYoga.com/workshops. To read more about Hospice Savannah, visit www.hospicesavannah.org

RETIREMENT SAVINGS TIPS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Mark Howard, President and founder of Howard Financial Group, will be the featured speaker at The Savannah Jaycees meeting on Tuesday, August 1st. Open networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the program will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Savannah Jaycees’ headquarters, located at 101 Atlas Street. Howard will present “Avoiding the 3 Biggest Retirement Mistakes” during the Jaycees August gathering as a part of their “Leadership Now” series. For more information, visit www.savannahjaycees.com

FREE SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING FORUM
(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern, along with the Creative Coast present a panel of experts to discuss funding options available for your business on August 25th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online registration required.  For more information, visit

http://www.georgiasbdc.org/small-business-financing-forum/


CONSIDERING AMAZON FULFILLMENT OPTIONS?

(INC) Here is How to Decide

LEGAL MATTERS IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS

(BOWEN LAW GROUP) Legal matters may result at any time in the entertainment production process. Ensure that you have all documents and contracts in order when beginning a project. For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/


COASTAL CANVAS PRODUCTS ADDS MANAGER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Canvas Products announces that Triet Bui has joined the company as operations manager. Triet Bui comes with a wealth of management experience and knowledge, having spent the last 30 years at The Landings Company.  Active in the Savannah community, Bui is the past President of the Benedictine Athletic Association and is a board member of the Benedictine Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Savannah Knights of Columbus.Coastal Canvas Products, founded in 1975 manufactures and installs custom canvas awnings, metal canopies, shade sails, fabric tension structures, walkway covers, motorized screens, cabanas, decorative metal railings, tarpaulins, porch curtains and similar fabric and aluminum products. Coastal Canvas Products also sells and installs various products for solar protection, hurricane protection, and insect screens. www.coastalcanvas.net

Triet Bui


BUSINESS PROFILE: MEET COURTNEY ZECHMAN 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Please Meet Courtney Zechman: Lead medical esthetician at Low Country Dermatology: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-07-19/professional-profile-courtney-zechman-low-country-dermatology 

Courtney Zechman, Licensed Esthetician, Low Country Dermatology

Courtney Zechman, Licensed Esthetician, Low Country Dermatology


MAINTAIN DENTAL HYGIENE AT HOME
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) The most important dental work you’ll ever have done to your teeth is what you do at home. Keep up a good hygiene routine between visits to the dentist to maintain a healthy smile. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?
(BUSINESS INSIDER) 18 Hobbies You Can Turn into a High-paying Side Gig

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Helen Stone will present at the Sandfly Women’s Business Owners Coalition meeting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Bethesda Academy. To RSVP, contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

SEE TURTLES HATCH

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Beachside Turtle-Hatching Experience: Ossabaw Island Loggerhead Turtle Overnight Trip is August 4 – 6, 2017http://www.ossabawisland.net/

DONATION DRIVE FOR ‘KIDS CAFE’
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, has announced her offices will be collecting donations in July and August for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program, which helps feed area children who have limited food to eat during the school year. For more information, please visit

MOTHER NATURE & COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION 
(THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP) Earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods – oh my! Determine if your commercial construction site is in an earthquake, hurricane or flood zone, and its proximity to wetlands. This is another good opportunity to pick your general carpenter’s brain on location. For more information, visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

GRIEF: HOSPICE SAVANNAH 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah will commence “Alternative Path to Grief” meetings for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. This group will explore creative, activity-oriented methods for processing grief. The first of four weekly meetings will take place on Thursday, August 10 at Full Circle, 6000 Business Center Drive from 6 – 7 p.m. The meetings are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call 912.303.9442 or visit  http://www.hospicesavannah.org/fullcircle/ 

LOCALIZED DIGITAL MARKETING

(FORBES) How Brands Like Airbnb Are Leading the Way

PARK PLACE OUTREACH DINNER PROGRAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, a support shelter for at-risk children and teens, will launch a guest dinner program in August to connect its residents with community leaders.  To learn more about Park Place Outreach’s guest dinner program, visit

NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 CLASS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia is seeking nominations for Class of 2018. Applications are due Aug. 4. Online form:  http://www.lsega.com/leadership southeast georgia, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

LEARN HOW TO USE LINKEDIN TO BUILD INFLUENCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern present a class on Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn from LinkedIn expert and UGA SBDC Business Consultant, Peter Williams, as he presents his national program teaching easy to follow steps to build influence, promote business expertise, and maximize effective networking. For more information, visit  https://www.georgiasbdc.org/using-linkedin-to-build-influence/

GOLF OUTING FOR A CAUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 14th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 9 a.m. at The Club at Savannah Harbor. The entry fee of $100 includes lunch, prizes and beverages on the course; $125 also includes two mulligans and more. For more information or to register to play, visit http://www.robbiegolf.com/. Learn more about Hospice Savannah at https://hospicesavannah.org

WORKING WOMEN IN NEED ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) AWWIN (Assisting Working Women In Need) will celebrate 17 years on Aug. 17 at the Coastal Georgia Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a day of inspiration. Keynote speaker is Ann Levett, Savannah Chatham schools superintendent. This is a free event, but RSVP is required. Vendor tables available at $75. For more info: 912-659-0241 website http://www.handsonsavannah.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=12902

SECOND HARVEST SUMMER FOOD SERVICE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program until Friday, Aug. 28. Meals will be provided to all children without charge at First African Baptist Church at 23 Montgomery Street in Savannah from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and at Good Will Baptist Church at 167 Blandford Street in Rincon from 6:30-7 p.m. Learn more about second harvest at https://www.facebook.com/Help.End.Hunger.Ga/

SPEED NETWORKING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber will hold a speed networking session on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with the program at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 for Chamber members only. For more information or to RSVP,  http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/making-connection-speed-networking-august-30/

TLC COVER PHOTO CONTEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Tourism and Leadership Council is looking for a cover photo for the 2018 edition of Savannah: A Southern Journey, a visitors guide for guests in Coastal Empire lodging properties. Submit photos that capture a distinctly Savannah scene by Sept. 1, 2017. For rules and submissions, visit www.tourismleadershipcouncil.com/southernjourneycover

MEET MOLLY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Molly is a female short-haired cat currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. She is almost a year old and loves the company of people and other cats, as well as dogs. Molly loves to play and loves parkour and hide-and-seek. To view Molly and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-c-181-molly/

Dentist Angela Canfield Donates Mouth Guards to Bethesda Academy Football Team

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Dentist Angela Canfield Donates Mouth Guards to Bethesda Academy Football Team
Sandfly Family Dental Presented Custom-Made Mouth Guards to Students at Bethesda Academy in Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, with Sandfly Family Dental, donated custom-made mouth guards to the Bethesda Academy football team for its 2017 season, made in the school colors of navy and gold.

Angela Canfield Sandfly Family Dental Donates Mouth Guards to Bethesda Academy - 2017 Canfield Mouth Shield

Angela Canfield, Sandfly Family Dental

Canfield and Dental Assistant Kim Jackson went to Bethesda to take impressions of each players’ teeth.

Custom-made mouth guards provide stability to the players’ jaws and cushion blows that can cause severe dental injuries such as broken teeth, fractured jaws, gum lacerations and injuries to their lips or tongue.

Angela Canfield Sandfly Family Dental Donates Mouth Guards to Bethesda Academy - 2017 Canfield Mouth Shield

Bethesda Academy football player gets fitted for custom-made mouth guard

“Evidence shows that properly fitting mouth guards can reduce impacts that lead to concussions and other severe injuries,” Canfield said. “Anything I can do to protect local athletes from severe injuries is worth my time and expertise, and I’m happy to help.”

The full fitting, molding and examination of each player’s mouth guards usually cost $440. With 44 players on the Bethesda team, Canfield donated approximately $19,360 in mouth-protection gear to Bethesda Academy students.

Angela Canfield Sandfly Family Dental Donates Mouth Guards to Bethesda Academy - 2017 Canfield Mouth Shield

Canfield fitting Bethesda Academy football player for custom-made mouth guard

The mouth guards have a one-year warranty that covers dental expenses incurred by players who are injured while wearing the mouth guards. The warranty also pays $1,093.75 per injured or replaced tooth and up to a maximum total liability of $35,000 per incident.

The American Dental Association estimates the use of mouth guards prevents approximately 200,000 injuries a year in high school and college football.

This marks the 4th year Canfield picked a local sports team to receive free mouth guards as part of the Canfield Mouth-Shield Program. Applications for the 2018 Canfield Mouth-Shield Team should be submitted to her office. Applications must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 1 to be considered.

ABOUT DR. ANGELA CANFIELD
Dr. Canfield is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentist. She owns and practices at two dental offices: Premier Dental Designs in Rincon at 5871 HWY 21 South and Sandfly Family Dental in the Norwood Market in Savannah. Both offices provide Family/Preventative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontic Dentistry, Digital X-Rays, E4D One Day Crowns, Electronic Claims, Intra Oral Camera and Paperless Charting. The offices are open Monday through Friday and offer evening appointments. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/.

For more information, contact:
Angela C. Canfield
molar799@yahoo.com
912-713-1398 Cell
912-826-4037 office

Media inquiries, contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-665-0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Subaru of Hilton Head Hosts “Yappy Hour” to Benefit Local Animal Shelter in Conjunction with Clear the Shelters Initiative

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Subaru of Hilton Head Hosts “Yappy Hour” to Benefit Local Animal Shelter in Conjunction with Clear the Shelters Initiative

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Subaru of Hilton Head held their July “Yappy Hour” at the dealership at the New River Auto Mall in Hardeeville, S.C.

“Yappy Hour” was free and open to the public and their pets. Guests were encouraged to bring donations for local animal shelters.

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the stray and neglected dogs and cats of Jasper County, S.C., was on site with pets available for adoption.

During the event, guests enjoyed food from Skull Creek Boathouse and live entertainment from Brad Wells. Animal rescue staff was also on site with pets available for adoption.

Wish list items for the shelters include dry dog and cat food, dry puppy and kitten food, Clorox bleach, Fabulousa, Dawn dish soap, kitchen garbage bags (13 and 55 gallon drawstring), dog and cat toys, Rawhides & Nylabones, poop scoopers, powdered laundry detergent, crates and cat carriers, blankets, towels, collars and leashes, office supplies, cat litter and gift cards.

“Yappy Hour” was held in conjunction with the launch of the Clear The Shelters campaign, a nationwide pet adoption drive. Subaru of Hilton Head announced the launch of Clear the Shelters on Thursday, July 13. The community was encouraged to bring pet supplies to fill a fleet of Subarus; participants received a pet gift and ice cream as a thank you for their donation.

Clear the Shelters offers incentives such as free heartworm prevention medication for dogs, two months of free flea treatment for cats and prizes such as pet toys. Nearly 700 shelters are participating nationwide. Last year, Clear the Shelters found homes for 50,000 animals.

Seven shelters are participating in the Clear the Shelters initiative, including the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, the Palmetto Animal League, Hilton Head Humane Society, Effingham County Shelter, Georgia Animal Rescue & Defence, Humane Society of Greater Savannah, and One Love Animal Rescue. Donations are being collected for each of these shelters at Subaru of Hilton Head.

Pictured (left to right) Susan Schake, volunteer at Jasper Animal Rescue Mission; Georgia, a one year old terrier mix located at Jasper Animal Rescue Mission; and Jill Jauch, Marketing and Advertising Manager at Peacock Automotive.

Subaru of Hilton Head Hosts Yappy Hour

Subaru of Hilton Head is located at 111 Drivers Way, Hardeeville, S.C., at the New River Auto Mall. For more information about Subaru of Hilton Head, visit http://www.subaruofhiltonhead.com.

ABOUT THE NEW RIVER AUTO MALL
Established in 2002, the New River Auto Mall (NRAM) is owned by Peacock Automotive, which also owns and operates dealerships in Savannah, Ga., Columbia, S.C., and Orlando, Fla., the New River Wellness Institute and the NRAM Collision Center. The Auto Mall covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. Under the leadership of Warner Peacock, the NRAM location employs approximately 300 people and features 13 brands. Those include Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the NRAM, Savannah, Ga., and Orlando, Fla., dealerships all offer in-house Allstate agencies. In September, NRAM will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the launch of a new name and logo. https://www.newriverautomall.com/ 
https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
(843) 208-1258

CONTACT:
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
jj@peacockautomotive.com
O: 843-208-1217
C: 912-507-7171

Mark Howard to Present “Avoiding the 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make Regarding Retirement” to Savannah Jaycees

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Mark Howard to Present “Avoiding the 3 Biggest Retirement Mistakes”

(Savannah, GA) Mark Howard, President and founder of Howard Financial Group, will be the featured speaker at The Savannah Jaycees meeting on Tuesday, August 1st. Open networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the program will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Savannah Jaycees’ headquarters, located at 101 Atlas Street.

Howard will present “Avoiding the 3 Biggest Retirement Mistakes” during the Jaycees August gathering as a part of their “Leadership Now” series. Attendees will learn:

· How to earn consistent returns in today’s economy

· What “true diversification” is.

· The hidden costs of the most common form of investments.

Howard has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry. He is recognized as an expert on Retirement Income Planning and has been featured many times on news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Barron’s Magazine, South Magazine, AM 750 WSB, AM 1290 WTKS and Savannah Morning News.

In 2014, Howard founded Howard Financial Group, which is headquartered in Savannah. His firm focuses on strategies to grow their clients’ retirement dollars while taking less risk. “We specialize in protection of principle, providing a reasonable rate of return over time, and keeping things simple for our clients”, said Howard.

Howard Financial Group services clients from all over the country, many that are recognizable names from the world of sports, entertainment and politics.

Last year, Howard and his firm were chosen to be a part of Advisors Excel, an elite group of financial advisors nationwide that were recently highlighted in the New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game, written by Tony Robbins.

“From our work helping thousands of families and individuals from all walks of life prepare and transition into retirement, I’m able to give a unique perspective into what works and what doesn’t,” said Howard. “I hope to share some timely information with this group of young business professionals and area leaders to help them avoid the same mistakes so many others have made.”

For further information, or to register, visit the Savannah Jaycees web site at http://savannahjaycees.com/savannah-jaycees-leadership-now-series/ or visit them on facebook at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savannah.jaycees/

For more information on Howard Financial Group, visit www.howardfinancialgroup.com or call 912-777-6944.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE SAVANNAH JAYCEES
The Savannah Jaycees is a nonprofit organization of young professionals, between the ages of 21 to 40, whose mission is to inspire leadership development through community involvement. The Savannah Jaycees have been an organization since 1942 and are celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year. Among the Savannah Jaycees’ most notable projects were the installation of voting booths throughout Chatham County, spearheading efforts to build the Civic Center, helping to build the Kicklighter School and Chatham Nursing Home, founding Toys-for-Tots with the Marines and the fire department, renovating the Forsyth Fountain, and creating Jaycees Park on Tybee Island. The United States Jaycees was founded in 1920 with vision is to be the leading global network of active young citizens. To learn more, visit http://savannahjaycees.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/savannah.jaycees?ref=br_tf

Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-665-0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Wellness company executive Ross Harding will present ‘The Golden Healers: A Study of Ginger and Turmeric’s Effect on Health’ on Tuesday, Aug. 22, during the 2017 enmarket Encourage Health Education Series.

Verdant Kitchen™ Co-Founder and CEO Ross Harding to Speak on the Healing Properties of Ginger and Turmeric During August 22 Encourage Health Education Lecture

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Wellness company executive Ross Harding will present ‘The Golden Healers: A Study of Ginger and Turmeric’s Effect on Health’ on Tuesday, Aug. 22, during a lunchtime lecture presented as part of the 2017 enmarket Encourage Health Education Series.

The presentation will take place at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required, as a healthy lunch will be provided.

Harding, a longtime energy consultant and native of Australia, is the co-founder and CEO of Verdant Kitchen, a gourmet and wellness company that crafts artisan foods and beverages with a focus on the health benefits of the ginger and turmeric family of spices.

The company is the result of a collaboration between Harding and Savannah businessman Howard Morrison. It features products made of ginger and other foods including organic ingredients grown at Morrison’s historic Lebanon Plantation in Savannah.

Their effort was launched after they learned Savannah’s soil was perfect for growing ginger, which is a booming business in Harding’s native Australia. By mid 2013, Verdant Kitchen had developed a product line and, by early 2014, Harding was sampling the products in regional farmers markets.

Now, Verdant Kitchen’s ginger, galangal and turmeric are delivered to customers through a network of distributors, gourmet and wellness retailers, farmers’ markets and internet sales.

The Savannah Urban Garden Alliance (SUGA) has been selected to receive a $1,000 Encourage Health grant that will be presented during the Aug. 22 luncheon. SUGA is one of four local nonprofits selected to receive donations as part of the 2017 lecture series to recognize their efforts in promoting healthy homegrown food by developing gardens at local schools and educating students on basic gardening skills.

This is the fourth year enmarket has partnered with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9 to host the Encourage Health Education Series.

The series features four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who share insights on nutrition and fitness plus general tips for healthy living.

To RSVP for the Aug. 22 luncheon, visit http://healthysavannah.org/2017-encourage-health-series/. For more information, visit www.enmarket.com

Wellness company executive Ross Harding will present ‘The Golden Healers: A Study of Ginger and Turmeric’s Effect on Health’ on Tuesday, Aug. 22, during the 2017 enmarket Encourage Health Education Series.

Wellness company executive Ross Harding will present ‘The Golden Healers: A Study of Ginger and Turmeric’s Effect on Health’ on Tuesday, Aug. 22, during the 2017 enmarket Encourage Health Education Series.

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 www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

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

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Photos from the Savannah Jaycees 2017 Charity Date Night Auction

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees held its fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction on Thursday, July 20 at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Eligible bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities, including the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire, Reed House, Art Rise Savannah, Blessings in a Bookbag, One Love Animal Rescue and Savannah Jaycees.

Photo Credit: McKenzie Burnsed

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos

 

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

 

 

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

 

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE SAVANNAH JAYCEES
The Savannah Jaycees is a nonprofit organization of young professionals, between the ages of 21 to 40, whose mission is to inspire leadership development through community involvement. The Savannah Jaycees have been an organization since 1942 and are celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year. Among the Savannah Jaycees’ most notable projects were the installation of voting booths throughout Chatham County, spearheading efforts to build the Civic Center, helping to build the Kicklighter School and Chatham Nursing Home, founding Toys-for-Tots with the Marines and the fire department, renovating the Forsyth Fountain, and creating Jaycees Park on Tybee Island. The United States Jaycees was founded in 1920 with vision is to be the leading global network of active young citizens. To learn more, visit http://savannahjaycees.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/savannah.jaycees?ref=br_tf

CONTACT
LeAndrea Mikell
Savannah Jaycees
VP of Communications
leandreamikell@yahoo.com
843.783.3042

 

Subaru of Hilton Head Announces “Yappy Hour” to Benefit Local Animal Shelter in Conjunction with Clear the Shelters Initiative

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Subaru of Hilton Head Announces “Yappy Hour” to Benefit Local Animal Shelter in Conjunction with Clear the Shelters Initiative

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Subaru of Hilton Head has announced their July “Yappy Hour” will be held on Wednesday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the dealership at the New River Auto Mall in Hardeeville, S.C.

“Yappy Hour” is free and open to the public and their pets. Guests are encouraged to bring donations for local animal shelters.

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the stray and neglected dogs and cats of Jasper County, S.C., will be on site with pets available for adoption.

During the event, guests will enjoy food from Skull Creek Boathouse and live entertainment from Brad Wells. Animal rescue staff also will be on site with pets available for adoption.

Wish list items for the shelters include dry dog and cat food, dry puppy and kitten food, Clorox bleach, Fabulousa, Dawn dish soap, kitchen garbage bags (13 and 55 gallon drawstring), dog and cat toys, Rawhides & Nylabones, poop scoopers, powdered laundry detergent, crates and cat carriers, blankets, towels, collars and leashes, office supplies, cat litter and gift cards.

“Yappy Hour” will be held in conjunction with the launch of the Clear The Shelters campaign, a nationwide pet adoption drive. Subaru of Hilton Head announced the launch of Clear the Shelters on Thursday, July 13. The community was encouraged to bring pet supplies to fill a fleet of Subarus; participants received a pet gift and ice cream as a thank you for their donation.

Clear the Shelters has offered incentives such as free heartworm prevention medication for dogs, two months of free flea treatment for cats and prizes such as pet toys. Nearly 700 shelters are participating nationwide. Last year, Clear the Shelters found homes for 50,000 animals.

Seven shelters are participating in the Clear the Shelters initiative, including the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission, the Palmetto Animal League, Hilton Head Humane Society, Effingham County Shelter, Georgia Animal Rescue & Defence, Humane Society of Greater Savannah, and One Love Animal Rescue. Donations are being collected for each of these shelters at Subaru of Hilton Head.

Yappy Hour

Subaru of Hilton Head Hosts “Yappy Hour” July 26, 2017

Subaru of Hilton Head is located at 111 Drivers Way, Hardeeville, S.C., at the New River Auto Mall. For more information about Subaru of Hilton Head, visit http://www.subaruofhiltonhead.com. To RSVP for “Yappy Hour,” please register at cleartheshelter.eventbrite.com

ABOUT THE NEW RIVER AUTO MALL
Established in 2002, the New River Auto Mall (NRAM) is owned by Peacock Automotive, which also owns and operates dealerships in Savannah, Ga., Columbia, S.C., and Orlando, Fla., the New River Wellness Institute and the NRAM Collision Center. The Auto Mall covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. Under the leadership of Warner Peacock, the NRAM location employs approximately 300 people and features 13 brands. Those include Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the NRAM, Savannah, Ga., and Orlando, Fla., dealerships all offer in-house Allstate agencies. In September, NRAM will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the launch of a new name and logo. https://www.newriverautomall.com/ https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ (843) 208-1258

CONTACT:
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
jj@peacockautomotive.com
O: 843-208-1217
C: 912-507-7171

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 24, 2017

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Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire

CLEAR THE SHELTERS: YAPPY HOUR
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Subaru of Hilton Head will host “Yappy Hour” in conjunction with the Clear the Shelters initiative on Wednesday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the dealership at the New River Auto Mall in Hardeeville, S.C. “Yappy Hour” is free and open to the public and their pets. Guests will enjoy food from Skull Creek Boathouse and live entertainment from Brad Wells and are encouraged to bring donations for local animal shelters. Animal rescue staff also will be on site with pets available for adoption. For more information on the event and wishlist donation items, visit the event Facebook page:

 COASTAL CANVAS PRODUCTS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Canvas Products announces that Triet Bui has joined the company as operations manager. Triet Bui comes with a wealth of management experience and knowledge, having spent the last 30 years at The Landings Company.  Active in the Savannah community, Bui is the past President of the Benedictine Athletic Association and is a board member of the Benedictine Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Savannah Knights of Columbus.Coastal Canvas Products, founded in 1975 manufactures and installs custom canvas awnings, metal canopies, shade sails, fabric tension structures, walkway covers, motorized screens, cabanas, decorative metal railings, tarpaulins, porch curtains and similar fabric and aluminum products. Coastal Canvas Products also sells and installs various products for solar protection, hurricane protection, and insect screens. www.coastalcanvas.net

ENTERTAINMENT LAWSUITS MASK HIDDEN RISKS
(BOWEN LAW GROUP) Are you are facing a lawsuit or other legal issues with an entertainment deal? You may be at risk for more than just financial complication. Your job and reputation could be on the line. For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/

TIPS FOR STRENGTHENING WEB PRESENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lauren Dingus, web and graphics designer at Speros, shares her top tips for small businesses looking to optimize their online presence and increase their website’s traffic. Read the full article here: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-07-19/dingus-simple-tips-make-your-website-successful

Lauren Dingus

Lauren Dingus, Speros


PR STRATEGIES WITH A BIG IMPACT 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo Turner shares do-it-yourself public relations strategies that can have major impacts on businesses. Read the full article here: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-07-19/turner-strategies-businesses-can-implement-themselves#Cecilia Russo Turner

SARAH JONES’ FAMILY VS. CSX

(SAVANNAH, GA/WSAV) CSX Railroad Company ordered to pay $3.9 to Sarah Jones’ family

PR PERSPECTIVE: DELTA VS COULTER

(FORTUNE) Public Relations experts weigh in on Delta’s response to Ann Coulter: http://fortune.com/2017/07/17/ann-coulter-delta-air-lines-twitter/?xid=newsletter-brief

DONATION OF OVER 6.5K TO BETHESDA ACADEMY 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Oglethorpe Driving Club (ODC) presented a $6,543.96 donation to Bethesda Academy. Collected during the ODC’s monthly “Coffee and Cars” meeting, this donation will be used to provide Bethesda Academy students with tuition scholarship money. For more information on Bethesda Academy, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376. For more information about the Oglethorpe Driving Club visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/186856591591/

Michael Shortt and Jim Piette Present Check to Michael Hughes of Bethesda Academy

Michael Shortt and Jim Piette Present Check to Michael Hughes of Bethesda Academy


TEACHING FELLOWSHIP ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Teach the Future Fellowship is now accepting applications for interested educators from public and private schools in the Savannah area. The yearlong program connects educators with entrepreneurs and innovators from the local community. In addition, participants develop a network of colleagues to brainstorm and collaborate with around the future of teaching and learning. For more information, to sponsor a teacher, or to apply by

BUSINESS PROFILE: PLEASE MEET COURTNEY ZECHMAN 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Please Meet Courtney Zechman: Lead medical esthetician at Low Country Dermatology: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-07-19/professional-profile-courtney-zechman-low-country-dermatology

Courtney Zechman, Licensed Esthetician, Low Country Dermatology

Courtney Zechman, Licensed Esthetician, Low Country Dermatology


GRIEF

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah will commence “Alternative Path to Grief” meetings for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. This group will explore creative, activity-oriented methods for processing grief. The first of four weekly meetings will take place on Thursday, August 10 at Full Circle, 6000 Business Center Drive from 6 – 7 p.m. The meetings are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call 912.303.9442 or visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/fullcircle/

FAMILY STYLE
(BUSINESS INSIDER) Chick-Fil-A Rolling Out ‘Family-Style’ Meals

SECOND HARVEST SUMMER FOOD SERVICE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program until Friday, Aug. 28. Meals will be provided to all children without charge at First African Baptist Church at 23 Montgomery Street in Savannah from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and at Good Will Baptist Church at 167 Blandford Street in Rincon from 6:30-7 p.m. Learn more about second harvest at https://www.facebook.com/Help.End.Hunger.Ga/

DONATION DRIVE FOR ‘KIDS CAFE’
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, has announced her offices will be collecting donations in July and August for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program, which helps feed area children who have limited food to eat during the school year. For more information, please visit

DEWITT TILTON GROUP DONATES ROOF 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a commercial construction firm in Savannah, donated their services to the Savannah Jaycees to rebuild a BBQ pit roof that fell during stormy weather. Guerry Lumber, a Lumber Company that has served Savannah since 1927, and ABC Supply, the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States, have also donated materials to the project.  For more information, please visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com  or http://savannahjaycees.com

Pictured (Left to Right): Kim Thomas, Chris Tilton and Andrew DeWitt of the Dewitt Tilton Group in front of the newly built BBQ Pitt Roof for the Savannah Jaycees.

Pictured (Left to Right): Kim Thomas, Chris Tilton and Andrew DeWitt of the Dewitt Tilton Group in front of the newly built BBQ Pitt Roof for the Savannah Jaycees.


BETHESDA ACADEMY FOOTBALL TEAM DONATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, with Sandfly Family Dental, will donate custom-made mouth guards to the Bethesda Academy football team. Canfield will take impressions of the players’ teeth at Bethesda on Thursday, July 27. In total, Canfield will donate $19,360 to the football players of Bethesda. The warranty also pays $1,093.75 per injured or replaced tooth and up to a maximum total liability of $35,000 per incident. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

NEW PRESIDENT OF DEFENSE LAWYERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sarah B. “Sally” Akins, a partner at Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams in Savannah, was installed as the 50th President of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association during the organization’s Golden Anniversary Annual Meeting. For more information, visit  http://www.gdla.org/  or https://epra-law.com/

Sarah Akins President

Sarah Akins Installed as 50th President of GDLA


LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE 

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on July 25 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/july-25th-quickbooks-online-statesboro/

‘BUSINESS ON THE MOVE’ TO MEET AFTER HOURS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council’s quarterly Small Business After-Hours networking event, now Business on the Move, will be held Tuesday, July 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Polished Beauty Lounge, 107 Whitaker St, #A. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for guests. For more information or to RSVP: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-presents-business-move-july-25/

RIBBON CUTTING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will celebrate the completion of Juliette Gordon Low Elementary with a ribbon cutting this Wednesday, July 26 at 4 p.m. The new school is located at 15 Blue Ridge Avenue in Savannah. For more information, visit http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/default.aspx

SMILE
(TIME) Apple Releases New Emojis Coming Later This Year

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON 
(BLUFFTON, S.C.) The Ladies Lowcountry Luncheon – Summer Session will be held by Aunt Laurie’s in Bluffton at the Hampton Lakes Lakehouse on July 28. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-summer-session-tickets-35372967498

PARK PLACE OUTREACH DINNER PROGRAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, a support shelter for at-risk children and teens, will launch a guest dinner program in August to connect its residents with community leaders.  To learn more about Park Place Outreach’s guest dinner program, visit

 THE BEST LESSON TO LEARN IN LEADERSHIP

(INC) How To Be Wrong

https://www.inc.com/quora/the-single-best-lesson-to-learn-in-leadership-and-.html?cid=hmhero


 NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 CLASS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia is seeking nominations for Class of 2018. Applications are due Aug. 4. Online form:  http://www.lsega.com/

SEE TURTLES HATCH

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Beachside Turtle-Hatching Experience: Ossabaw Island Loggerhead Turtle Overnight Trip is August 4 – 6, 2017.  www.ossabawisland.net 

LEARN HOW TO USE LINKEDIN TO BUILD INFLUENCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern present a class on Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn from LinkedIn expert and UGA SBDC Business Consultant, Peter Williams, as he presents his national program teaching easy to follow steps to build influence, promote business expertise, and maximize effective networking. For more information, visit   https://www.georgiasbdc.org/using-linkedin-to-build-influence/

GOLF OUTING FOR A CAUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 14th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 9 a.m. at The Club at Savannah Harbor. The entry fee of $100 includes lunch, prizes and beverages on the course; $125 also includes two mulligans and more. For more information or to register to play, visit http://www.robbiegolf.com/. Learn more about Hospice Savannah at https://hospicesavannah.org

ADAPTING TO THE FUTURE

(MASHABLE) 5 Ways To Reinvent Your Career

WORKING WOMEN IN NEED ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) AWWIN (Assisting Working Women In Need) will celebrate 17 years on Aug. 17 at the Coastal Georgia Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a day of inspiration. Keynote speaker is Ann Levett, Savannah Chatham schools superintendent. This is a free event, but RSVP is required. Vendor tables available at $75. For more info: 912-659-0241 website http://www.handsonsavannah.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=12902

WOMEN IN BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Helen Stone will present at the Sandfly Women’s Business Owners Coalition meeting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Bethesda Academy. To RSVP, contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

SPEED NETWORKING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber will hold a speed networking session on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with the program at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 for Chamber members only. For more information or to RSVP,  http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/making-connection-speed-networking-august-30/

SUBMIT TO THE TLC COVER PHOTO CONTEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Tourism and Leadership Council is looking for a cover photo for the 2018 edition of Savannah: A Southern Journey, a visitors guide for guests in Coastal Empire lodging properties. Submit photos that capture a distinctly Savannah scene by Sept. 1, 2017. For rules and submissions, visit www.tourismleadershipcouncil.com/southernjourneycover

WORKING WOMEN AWARDS GALA

(SAVANNAH, GA) “AWWIN Top Ten Working Women Of The Year” Awards Gala & Silent Auction will be Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.Keynote Speaker-Brynn Grant (Chief Operating Officer of SEDA & VP of World Trade Center Savannah) MCs: Kim Gusby (News Anchor of WSAV TV) & Rob Langham (General Manager of Silver Lake Automation). For more info: 912-659-0241 website www.AWWININC.org

INTRODUCING BRILLO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Brillo, a male corgi mix who is about 2 years old. Brillo loves to play, loves car rides, and loves people. He is a medium sized dog, 35 pounds. To view Brillo and any other pet available for adoption, view  http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-181-brillo/

Triet Bui Joins Coastal Canvas Products Management Team

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Triet Bui Joins Coastal Canvas Products Management Team

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Canvas Products (coastalcanvas.net) is pleased to announce that Triet Bui has joined the company as operations manager.

Triet Bui comes with a wealth of management experience and knowledge, having spent the last 30 years at The Landings Company (TLC) where he was fiscally responsible for building and managing the many crews required to maintain TLC’s world class sports facilities.

“Triet joins our team in advance of our move to a new, larger facility later this year. His appointment ensures that as we grow, we will continue to streamline production and sales processes while maintaining the quality of our products and customer relationships,” said Ellen and Andrew Barber, Owners, Coastal Canvas Products.

During Triet Bui’s tenure with The Landings Company, his performance earned him many accolades. He achieved the title of Court Sports Superintendent for his hard work, dedication, and leadership. In 2015, he received national recognition as the recipient of Har-Tru Corporation’s “Love Your Court, Love Your Game” award. He was part of The Landings Club team to be awarded “The Distinguished Emerald Club of the World” by BoardRoom magazine.

A 1991 graduate of Benedictine Military School (BC), Bui credits his BC experience as having the most influence on his team building philosophy. “The BC motto, Forward, Always Forward, is at the core of my approach to team building. Listening, observing and treating people with respect empowers all of us to do our best. I am excited to start a new challenge with Coastal Canvas Products and look forward to being part of the team as we transition to a larger operation. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on delivering top quality products and services,” said Bui. In addition to his Benedictine Military School education, he also attended Armstrong State College and South College.

A native of Saigon, Vietnam, Bui immigrated to the United States and has lived in Savannah, Georgia since 1976. Active in the Savannah community, Bui is the past President of the Benedictine Athletic Association and is a board member of the Benedictine Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Savannah Knights of Columbus.

About Coastal Canvas Products
Coastal Canvas Products, founded in 1975, is a full-service, manufacturing company located in Savannah, GA. with both Georgia and South Carolina Business and Contractors Licenses. Coastal Canvas Products manufactures and installs custom canvas awnings, metal canopies, shade sails, fabric tension structures, walkway covers, motorized screens, cabanas, decorative metal railings, tarpaulins, porch curtains and similar fabric and aluminum products. Coastal Canvas Products also sells and installs various products for solar protection, hurricane protection, and insect screens.

Contact
Ellen Barber, Owner
Coastal Canvas Products
(912) 236 – 2416

MEDIA CONTACT
Anastasia R. Kontos, CEO
619 Tattnall Street
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
Tel: 912-233-9200
Cell: 912-429-9200
email: ak@longwater.com
URL: longwater.com

How to Make Your Website Successful

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How to Make Your Website Successful
By Lauren Dingus

Lauren Dingus

Lauren Dingus, Speros

Whenever I talk to someone about his or her business website, the conversation inevitably goes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Business owners receive countless emails from individuals claiming they cannot find their websites. What follows is usually a list of services, including a guarantee for first page Google rankings. This sets up an unrealistic expectation of how internet search and SEO works.

Unfortunately, there is no cut and dry solution to getting on the first page of Google, let alone achieving the coveted number one spot. Google determines what websites to serve first in a search based on algorithms that take into account a number of factors, including relevance, domain authority, and content quality. In order to make your website successful, you need to create and maintain a presence that your customers find valuable.

Quality Content above All Else

Do not phone it in when it comes to your website. Treating it as an afterthought or looking for the cheapest option available is going to cost you customers. Having a minimal web presence with your name and contact information, and a few keywords sprinkled into a brief list of services is not going to encourage anyone to do business with you. In order for Google to consider your website relevant, and in turn your customers, your website needs to serve as a source of information.

• Write Informative Articles

Customers nowadays are well informed and they are going to do their research before they invest in any product or service. Instead of coming to your business, or calling you, customers are putting their questions into their web browser. You know your customers best. Think of the most common questions your customers ask, or the services they are primarily looking for. Use those questions as topics for articles, or post step-by-step tutorials on how to use your different products or services. According to HubSpot, businesses that update their blog with new content 16 or more times per month get almost 3.5x more traffic than those who post 0–4 times per month. Build up a database of valuable information, and you will see an increase in quality traffic on your website.

• Outline the Benefits

Customers want to know one thing: what is in it for them. If your customers are not able to see themselves using your products or services on the first page, they are not going to click through the rest of your website. Too often business owners want to talk about their company history, experience, or awards they have won. Save that information for an interior page, and let your customers find it when they are ready. Engage your customers by marketing how your product or service can enhance their lives, as well as what they can expect when they choose to do business with you.

Optimize for Local Search

Your business would need to have significant brand awareness (think Target or Best Buy) to rank above every website on the internet for general search terms. Search engines take into account your physical location when they serve you search results, so it is common for a search phrase to include “near me.” Google has stated that 28% of searches for something nearby have resulted in a purchase. Make sure your city is in the page title, you have a local number prominently displayed, and that your address is in the footer of every page so Google knows where your business is located. Claiming and filling out your Google My Business listing will help as well.

Encourage Customers to Review You Online

Online reviews are the modern day word of mouth. Your customers will be reading those reviews, and using other people’s experiences, and your responses, to decide if they are going to do business with you. The only problem is people are more apt to leave a review if they had a negative experience with your business than if they had a positive one. If someone compliments your service, ask that person to consider posting his or her review on Google or Facebook. Just stay away from offering rewards for reviews. You want the feedback to be authentic.

Make Your Website Responsive

Mobile search has outpaced desktop search, so having a mobile-friendly website is necessary. Google also gives priority to mobile-friendly websites in mobile search. With the variety of devices, and subsequent screen sizes that are available, having a responsive website will ensure that your website adjusts to any screen without the need of a separate mobile website. This gives customers the best viewing experience, and prevents them from getting frustrated and leaving your website.

The important thing to keep in mind is that SEO is all about the long game. If you set out with the goal of ranking well, you are selling yourself and your customers short. Your website requires regular attention in order to be successful. Focus on creating a website that offers value to your customers, and you will set yourself up for success.

Lauren Dingus is the web and graphics designer at Speros, responsible for the website development division, including graphic design and branding, content writing, and consulting on digital marketing strategies. For information, contact Lauren at ldingus@speros.com or 912.354.8900