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September 2017

Horizons Savannah Announces Grab a Bag for Kids Event, Charity Luncheon and Purse Auction

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Horizons Savannah Announces Grab a Bag for Kids Event, Charity Luncheon and Purse Auction

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces the 5th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place on Friday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club, located at 1661 E President St.

Featured at the auction, both silent and live, are designer handbags, from gently used to new, including premier brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Saint Laurent, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors to name a few.

A silent auction will kick off the event at 11 a.m. with lunch being served at noon. The tickets are $35 per person or $350 for a table of 10.

“This event allows guests an opportunity to purchase high-end designer bags in an effort to support Horizons Savannah,” said Christy Edwards, Horizons Savannah Executive Director. “It’s a win-win for everyone. You’ll leave with a beautiful new purse, and know that your donation went to help the summer learning program for at-risk children in Savannah.”

Grab a Bag for Kids offers sponsorship opportunities for businesses as well. The different levels include Prada at $250, Dior at $500, Chanel at $1,000 and Hermes at $2,000. Donations are also still being accepted for the bag auction. For more information on sponsorship or donations, contact Alexis Shin at 912-665-3715 or alshin63@gmail.com.

For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

ABOUT HORIZONS SAVANNAH
Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School welcomes over 200 low-income students each summer to a six-week summer enrichment program that helps prevent “summer slide”: the loss-of-learning that occurs during the summer. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, recreational and cultural activities, nutritious meals and snacks, caring professional teachers and creative, challenging instruction, we unlock a student’s potential to achieve. During the program, students gain an average of two months’ growth in reading and three months’ growth in math. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or info@horizonssavannah.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/horizonssav/.

Contact:
Christy Edwards, Executive Director
912-961-8854
info@horizonssavannah.org

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces Annual Buddy Walk To Be Held On October 7

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Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces Annual Buddy Walk To Be Held On October 7

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will hold their 12th annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park. The event is open to all ages and abilities; LDSS encourages those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers to attend. Pets are welcome too.

LDSS

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

Last year’s event welcomed over 5,000 participants. This year, LDSS hopes to have even more of the community come out to raise awareness and support local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

Tickets for the walk will be $15.00 per person or $50.00 for a family of four. Registration includes a T-shirt, lunch and admission to the family-fun festival.

The family-fun festival will take place in the park immediately following the walk. Participants can expect activities such as face painting, pumpkin painting, princess and pirate booths, bounce houses, games, music and refreshments.

“October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month,” said Candy Bogardus, President of LDSS. “Each year we celebrate by promoting acceptance and inclusion. Our mission with this walk is to positively influence local and national policies and practices towards people with Down syndrome.”

Proceeds from Savannah’s Buddy Walk help sponsor LDSS events such as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services.

For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505, jcbogardus@gmail.com or visit www.ldssga.org to register online.

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

CONTACT
Candy Bogardus
jcbogardus@gmail.com
912-728-8505

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 18, 2017

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COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

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PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE REBRANDS
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) In celebration of their 15th anniversary, Peacock Automotive has rebranded New River Auto Mall and is now doing business at Peacock Auto Mall: https://youtu.be/NQqN5C8qt0s
Were you spotted at the unveiling event? http://beta.spotted.blufftontoday.com/galleries?groupId=687596

HEART BALL 2018

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) As the Legacy Sponsor, Audi Hilton Head, hosted the theme unveiling party for the American Heart Association – Southern Coast’s 2018 Heart Ball. View the announcement of the 2018 theme at: https://youtu.be/86TzVJMrRNg

SPEROS UPDATES REALTORS’ TRAINING FACILITIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area REALTORS® is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive upgrade of its corporate training and meeting facilities. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the upgrade has brought up-to-date technology and ease of functionality to multiple areas used for learning services and video conferencing. For more information, visit http://www.Speros.com

CFO MEMBERS: KEYS TO IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The CFO Council of Savannah announces plans for their upcoming meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 a.m. at The Georgia Coastal Center, 305 Fahm St. Communications expert, author and career coach Mary Nestor will share practical tips and scripts from her new book “Say It Now! Say It Right!” that you can use to eliminate elephants, avoid bad decisions and transform fence-sitters into devoted followers. Free of charge for members. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit https://sites.google.com/site/savcfocouncil/

BEER, GUYS & CIGARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire announces plans for their 3rd Annual Beer, Guys & Cigars at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf & Spa Resort on Oct. 8 and 9Sunday evening is all about the brews, food, auction items and cigars. Monday is the annual golf tournament with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. All proceeds benefit critically ill children and their families. For more information or to buy tickets, visit

http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/events/beer-guys-cigars/


NATURAL OILS EVENT TO BENEFIT HOSPICE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the owners of LaTerra Natural Oils at 1520 Bull St. on the evening of Friday, Oct. 6, as they host a tasting and art show to benefit not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. Enjoy appetizers and refreshments, taste premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars and view the exquisite paintings of Mary Ellen McLaughlin. A portion of all product and art sales as well as proceeds from the raffle of a gift basket will be donated. Find out more at www.Facebook.com/hospicesavannahinc/events


PARK PLACE OUTREACH SERVES 125 to 150 KIDS AND TEENS EACH YEAR
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) The shelter at Park Place Outreach can hold 12 clients at any given time, with four beds reserved to guarantee no child in need of emergency shelter is ever turned away. Park Place also provides comprehensive outreach services designed to prevent runaways and homelessness. Through these outreach efforts, Park Place reaches approximately 2,600 kids and teenagers each year. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

LEARN TO CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY FOR YOUR BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Social media expert Lisa Kandra will presents her national program designed to teach business owners how they can leverage social media by implementing a strategy focused on goals and results. For more information, visit  https://www.georgiasbdc.org/creating-a- social-media- strategy-for- your-business/

WHITE DOESN’T MEAN CAVITY FREE
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) Remember, whitening treatments can create a beautiful, confident smile, but they don’t result in healthy teeth. To prevent cavities, practice good dental hygiene at home and visit your dental hygienist regularly. For more information, visithttp://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

ACHIEVE FINANCIAL SUCCESS
(SOUTH MAG) Coastal Capital Management, locally owned and operated, provides informed financial advice. If you were to ask Sam Hubbard to define “financial success” on his own terms, you might be surprised to learn that this Savannah native’s answer is actually quite simple – good news for those of us who still have trouble counting out the correct change for a slice at Vinnie’s. http://www.southmag.com/Coastal-Capital-Management/

DRONES ASSESSING HURRICANE DAMAGE

(INC) Drone Companies Assessing Damage After Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

https://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/storm-damage-irma-harvey-drones.html?cid=hmside4


$90,000 FUNDRAISING GOAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce that its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will sell Light The Night paper icons from Sept. 5 – 3 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night event. The paper icon, which represents the light of hope in the cure for blood cancers, sells for $1 and is personalized with the donor’s name. The icons will be displayed on surfaces inside enmarket stations. The company has set a goal to raise $90,000 in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and improve the lives of patients and their families. For more information, visit http://www.lls.org/georgia/article/georgia-chapter-local-news?src1=22191&src2=


H.U.G.S BOO BASH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Head-Up Guidance Service (HUGS) announces plans for their Halloween “Spooktackular” on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7 – 11 p.m. at Alee Temple, 100 Eisenberg Drive, 31406. $50 tickets include food & “spirits,” dancing, entertainment and a costume contest. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://www.headsupsavannah.org or call 912-507-3662.

POSTPONED: THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Due to Hurricane Irma, Savannah magazine has postponed the annual Best of Savannah Party, Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Hutchinson Island. This event will honor winners of the annual readers’ poll in the categories of dining, nightlife, shopping, services and community. Carriage Trade Public Relations/Cecilia Russo Marketing were voted as one of the best public relations firms in Savannah, winning as runner-up in the category. For more information and updates on the reschedule or to buy tickets to the Best of Savannah Party, visit https://savannahmagazine.com

IPHONE CHANGES SEPTEMBER 19
(BUSINESS INSIDER) 13 Ways Your iPhone Will Change on September 19

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-top-13-ways-your-iphone-is-going-to-change-in-ios-11-2017-6


FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, Sept. 21, join Union Mission at Ghost Coast Distillery for food, music and fun to support an end to homelessness in Savannah. The event “Friends with Benefits” will benefit the work of Union Mission and offer guests a chance to learn more about how community support helps reduce homelessness. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with live music from Junkyard Angel followed by tunes spun by DJ Ob-1 Benobi. Chazitos and Little Diddles Sweetery will be cooking for the event, with signature cocktails created by Ghost Coast Distillery using their own spirits. Entry tickets are $12 and can be purchased at https://www.cityspin.com/savannah/e/friends-with-benefits

CELEBRATE SAVANNAH SPORTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council will host its 2017 Georgia Power Golf Classic & Sports Awards Luncheon on Sept. 26 and 28, respectively. Register for both events at http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Registration-Form2017.pdf

NETWORKING: SAVANNAH STYLE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber’s 3rd annual Taste of the Lowcountry Business Connection is set for Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Savannah Bend Marina, 188 Old Tybee Road in Thunderbolt. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/taste-lowcountry-business-connection-september-28/

THRIVE CONFERENCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Friday, Sept. 29, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE chapter will host the first THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference. The conference will feature a series of thought-provoking keynote speakers and five breakout sessions that will cover 20 topics, including Cynthia Wright, with Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, to discuss social media. For more information, please visit http://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/thrive-lowcountry-womens-summit/ To register, please visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eedzcijv9ff2e23e&oseq=&c=&ch

ARE YOU MAKING THESE GRAMMAR MISTAKES?
(INC) Incredibly Common Grammar Mistakes

https://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/more-incredibly-common-grammar-mistakes-to-drive-y.html?cid=hmside1


LDSS BUDDY WALK 2017
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Buddy Walk for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed immediately by a Family Fun Festival. This one-mile fundraising event raises awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. To learn more about the Buddy Walk or to register, visit https://www.facebook.com/lowcountrydownsyndromesociety/

SAVANNAH GREEK FESTIVAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 through Saturday, Oct. 14 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. The 67th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit www.savannahgreekfest.com

BUSINESS CONNECTION AT THE BALLPARK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber for networking with area professionals as bands play on the field at Historic Grayson Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 19. This is a casual musical and sports-themed business connection event. For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/bands-ballpark-business-connection-october-19/

SPONSORS NEEDED FOR JAYCEES ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are seeking sponsors for their 75th Anniversary gala on Saturday, Oct. 21. For more information on sponsorship levels and needs, please contact Cynthia Wright at savannahjaycees@gmail.com or 912-856-9075

ART TOUR ISSUES CALL FOR ARTISTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Arts Resource Collective of Savannah (ARC) is partnering with Hospice Savannah, Inc. to present this year’s Arts and Artisans Tour on Thursday, Nov. 2. The tour features art and artists in several homes in the Historic District. Applications for the juried show can be found at http://www.arcsavannah.org/aanda2017. For more information, contact info@arcsavannah.org

SUPERCHARGE YOUR DAY


BOY SCOUTS TO HOST HOLIDAY AUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the annual Holiday Auction hosted by Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will take place at 6 p.m. at the Landings Plantation Club. Your support of the Holiday Auction will help pay for inner city kids from low income homes to learn outdoor skills, have mentors and participate in the proven leadership and life skills development programs of the Boy Scouts of America. Call Angela Phillips at the Scout Office at 912-927-7272 x 204 to reserve your place or to sign up as a volunteer or sponsor.

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED TO HELP AT- RISK TEENS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter needs auction items for its gala on Friday, Feb. 2. Park Place is a temporary residential home for at-risk kids and teens ages 11-17 at 514 E. Henry St. Please call (912) 234-4048 to coordinate or visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/

FREESPIRIT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Freespirit is a 2 year old, female, American Staffordshire Terrier available for adoption. She does well in a crate and loves to play with her foster puppy siblings. Freespirit loves to cuddle and is good with other dogs and children. To view Freespirit and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-119-free-spirit/



Enmarket Sets $90K Fundraising Goal for Local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Convenience Stores to Sell Paper Icons during Blood Cancer Awareness Month

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Enmarket Sets $90K Fundraising Goal for Local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Convenience Stores to Sell Paper Icons during Blood Cancer Awareness Month

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, all of the enmarket stores will be selling paper icons to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). These donations will directly benefit LLS’ Light the Night in October.

All enmarket stores across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will be featuring the paper icons. Customers who purchase the paper icons will be able to personalize it with their name and it will then be displayed on surfaces inside the store.

The paper icons will be sold from Tuesday, September 5 to Saturday, September 30. The company has set an aggressive goal to raise $90,000 in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families.

“Every year, we come together as a company to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light Night event,” said Matt Clements, marketing director of enmarket. “Most of us have a close friend or family member that has been affected by some type of cancer. This holds true for blood cancer in the enmarket and Colonial Group family. The cause is near and dear to our hearts, and our company is dedicated to championing the fight against leukemia and lymphoma.”

Blood cancers are cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes that affect normal blood cell production or function. Nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

“Blood cancer can affect anyone, at any time,” said Jennie Brewster, Savannah & Augusta Area Director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter. “There is no way to prevent or screen for most blood cancers, so we are focused on finding cures. Support from companies like enmarket is so important. We and our patients are so grateful for their efforts.”

Savannah’s Light The Night will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13 in Daffin Park. During the event, participants carry different colored illuminated lanterns to signify if they are cancer patients or survivors, supporters or attending in memory of someone.

For more information on Savannah’s Light The Night Walk, visit http://www.lightthenight.org/events/savannah

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which operates 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, 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
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall in Celebration of 15th Anniversary

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Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall in Celebration of 15th Anniversary

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has announced a change in branding to reflect its commitment to bringing top car lines to the Lowcountry.

The former New River Auto Mall, established in 2002, now will be doing business as “Peacock Auto Mall.”

The automobile retailer’s new name and logo were released during an unveiling event on Thursday, Sept. 7. The exterior rebranding was recently completed on U.S. 278 just outside Bluffton, S.C.

“We were excited to celebrate our fifteenth anniversary this year and wanted to celebrate in a very special way,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “The rebranding of Peacock Auto Mall now associates the family name with the property along with showing the connections to our other dealerships.”

As part of the changeover, the company has changed the look associated with the brand, Peacock said.

“We softened up the logo and made some color modifications that better represent the current identity of our company,” he said. “We also added a silhouette of a car to evoke the sense of excitement you feel when test driving the inventory at our dealerships.”

Peacock Auto Mall covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. It employs approximately 330 people and features 13 brands, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen.

Peacock Automotive also owns and operates dealerships in Savannah, Ga., Columbia, S.C., and Orlando, Fla., as well as the New River Wellness Institute and the NRAM Collision Center.

During Thursday’s unveiling, Peacock Auto Mall and the American Heart Association unveiled the “Midsummer Night’s Dream” theme for the 21st Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. Audi Hilton Head is the Legacy Sponsor for the Heart Ball, which will be held on Feb. 5 with 400 guests expected. For more information on the Heart Ball, visit www.southerncoastheartball.org.

Peacock Auto Mall and the American Heart Association also collected heart-healthy food donations, as well as hurricane preparation materials, for Bluffton Self Help. Located at 39 Sheridan Park Circle in Bluffton, the non-profit provides a variety of services such as short-term emergency financial assistance. In 2016, the organization served more than 10,000 people and provided approximately $125,000 to 355 families for short-term emergency assistance. For more information, visit http://www.blufftonselfhelp.org

For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mal

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, and employs more than 600 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. Thirteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Subaru and Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the NRAM Collision Center and the New River Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Savannah Area REALTORS® Remodels Training Facility with New Technology

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Savannah Area REALTORS® Remodels Training Facility with New Technology by Speros

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area REALTORS® is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive technology upgrade to its corporate training and meeting facilities, located at 7015 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the upgrade has brought up-to-date technology and ease of functionality to the institute’s wide range of in-house and distance learning courses.

The improvements include new infrastructure including HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) video and a comprehensive wireless gateway, along with intuitive, advanced hardware ranging from projectors to monitors, touch panel controls, and an advanced presentation system.

“This was a comprehensive project that gave SAR the technology backbone it needed to conduct training and business in a smarter, more productive way,” said Rik LaSpisa, account executive for Speros. “One of the most impressive upgrades is an advanced touch controlled presentation system with integrated video that allows individuals to interactively tour a listed home, and which also provides video teleconferencing capabilities.”

The advanced presentation system is ideal for the software that allows users to interactively explore properties, and the integral HD camera and microphone make the presentation system a complete video teleconferencing tool.

“The touch interactivity of the presentation system brings a sense of virtual realization that a standard computer monitor can’t provide,” said Patrick Kelley, who serves as director of the Savannah Multi-List Corporation, a division of the Savannah Area REALTORS®. “We can also add annotations over maps and drawings as well as save satellite pictures and email them right from the video monitor.”

In another classroom, Speros installed a new wall-mounted touch-screen system controller that simultaneously deploys a large video screen and video projector as well as four large video monitors for those seated in the back of the room. The simple, effective control system and wireless gateway allow instructors to bring any device to teach the class.

“In the past, our staff was continuously called upon to operate the audiovisual equipment for a class,” Kelley said. “Now, students can clearly see and hear the presentation and the instructors can easily display their content regardless of the type of computer or phone they bring to class.”

The upgrade also includes updates to a board conference meeting space, along with new Wi-Fi access points that are secure and have separate corporate and guest Wi-Fi portals that retain high and consistent strengths, regardless of the number of students attending classes or number of devices used across the institute’s classrooms and conference rooms.

Patrick Kelley at Savannah Board of Realtors Showing New Technology upgrades by Speros

Patrick Kelley at Savannah Board of Realtors Showing New Technology upgrades by Speros

ABOUT THE SAVANNAH AREA REALTORS
The Savannah Area REALTORS® (SAR) is the trade association for REALTORS® in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties, representing approximately 1,700 members. The organization is committed to serving as a valuable resource to its members and the public. Its mission is to educate and promote the highest professional and ethical standards and to address the changing needs of members while protecting private property rights.

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

CONTACT
Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer
Speros
kfletchers@speros.com
912.354.8900

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

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

Enmarket Presents Donation to Houston Texas

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Enmarket Presents Donation to Houston Texas

Enmarket and Colonial Group, Inc. management and employees donate over $14,000 to the American Red Cross Association for the community of Houston, TX. The companies held “All American Day,” encouraging employees to donate and dress in red, white, and blue jeans.

Enmarket employees collect donations for Houston Tx community

Enmarket employees collect donations for Houston, Tx community.

As part of the “All American Day,” employees donated $5 and dressed in red, white and blue jeans. Representatives from enmarket’s corporate office are pictured here. (BACK ROW LEFT to RIGHT) Doug Carroll, Cathy James, Matt Clements, Kelley Miller, Jeannie Sainz, Caroline Sexton, Emily Smith, Angie Bivins, Cory VanVoorhis, Jeanie Fields, Marian Moody and Brent Scoggins. (FRONT ROW LEFT to RIGHT) Rick Howard, Linsey Reynolds and Jackie Coleman.

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which operates 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, 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

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 5, 2017

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Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE 15th ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, Sept. 7,  Peacock Automotive will host an unveiling event for its rebranding of the New River Auto Mall. A new name and logo will be released in recognition of Peacock Automotive’s 15th anniversary. The unveiling will take place at Audi Hilton Head at 137 Auto Mall Boulevard in Hardeeville, S.C. During the event, the American Heart Association will announce the gala theme for the 21st Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. Audi Hilton Head is the Legacy Sponsor for the Heart Ball, which will be held on Feb. 5. For more information on the Heart Ball, visit www.southerncoastheartball.org. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
Peacock Automotive Logo

SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL GIVES BACK 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon presented numerous donated food items to Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program. From peanut butter, granola bars, peanut butter crackers and macaroni and cheese, to cereal, juice boxes and water, non-perishable items were donated to help provide children who are at risk for hunger a safe haven during the school year where they can get nutritious food. For more information on Canfield’s offices, visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/. For more information on the Kids Cafe, visit http://support.helpendhunger.org/home.cfm/page/Our_Programs/Program/Kids_Cafe.html

MILLION DOLLAR IDEA

(SOUTHERN GATEWAY PRODUCTION SERVICES) A common dream for many writers includes selling movie rights. But what if that happens in real life? How do you protect your idea or know how much it’s worth? For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com


SEND FOOD TO HURRICANE VICTIMS 

(SAVANNAH / HOUSTON) Second Harvest Food Bank is paying it forward! In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the Houston Food Bank came to the aid of Savannah locals by sending a truck full of food for those displaced by storm damage. It’s our turn to return the favor. Second Harvest will be collecting food to send to Houston and we need your help. America’s Second Harvest and local Bank of America locations will be collecting the following items that will be boxed up by volunteers and delivered to the Houston Food Bank. Please drop off the following items at any local Bank of America or at Second Harvest on President Street to help our friends in Houston: (SEE ITEMS) https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/how-savannah-can-help-houston/


ENMARKET SELLING ‘LIGHT THE NIGHT’ BALLOONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce that all of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will sell Light The Night paper icons from September 5 – 31, 2017 in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night event. The paper icon, which represents the light of hope in the cure for blood cancers, can be purchased for $1 and personalized with the donor’s name. The icons will be displayed on surfaces inside participating enmarket stations. The company has set an aggressive goal to raise $90,000 in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and improve the lives of patients and their families. For more information, visit http://www.lls.org/georgia/article/georgia-chapter-local-news?src1=22191&src2=

FACEBOOK VS. SNAPCHAT

(INC) Facebook is Losing Steam With Teens
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Friday, September 29, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE chapter will host the first THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference. The conference will feature a series of thought-provoking keynote speakers and five breakout sessions that will cover 20 topics, including Cynthia Wright, with Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, to discuss social media.  For more information, please visit  http://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/thrive-lowcountry-womens-summit/  To register, please visithttps://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eedzcijv9ff2e23e&oseq=&c=&ch

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, Sept. 21, join Union Mission at Ghost Coast Distillery for food, music and fun to support an end to homelessness in Savannah. The event “Friends with Benefits” will benefit the work of Union Mission and offer guests a chance to learn more about how community support helps reduce homelessness. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with live music from Junkyard Angel followed by tunes spun by DJ Ob-1 Benobi. Chazitos and Little Diddles Sweetery will be cooking for the event, with signature cocktails created by Ghost Coast Distillery using their own spirits. Entry tickets are $12 and can be purchased at  https://www.cityspin.com/savannah/e/friends-with-benefits


THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah magazine announces plans for the annual Best of Savannah Party, Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Hutchinson Island. This event will honor winners of the annual readers’ poll in the categories of dining, nightlife, shopping, services, and community. Carriage Trade Public Relations/Cecilia Russo Marketing were voted as one of the best public relations firms in Savannah, winning as runner-up in the category. For more information or to purchase tickets to the Best of Savannah Party, visit https://savannahmagazine.com


SAVANNAH GREEK FESTIVAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 through Saturday, Oct. 14 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. The 67th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit www.savannahgreekfest.com

MILLIONS OF HOMELESS TEENS HIT THE STREET

(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Between 1.6 and 2.8 million kids and teenagers run away in a year. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org


ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

(ROTARY) Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/barry-rassin-of-the-rotary-club-of-east-nassau-new-providence-bahamas-is-the-selection-of-the-nominating-committee-for-president-of-rotary-international-for-2018-19/


NETWORKING: SAVANNAH STYLE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber’s 3rd annual Taste of the Lowcountry Business Connection is set for Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Savannah Bend Marina. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/taste-lowcountry-business-connection-september-28/


BUSINESS CONNECTION AT THE BALLPARK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber for networking with area professionals as bands play on the field at Historic Grayson Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 19. This is a casual musical and sports-themed business connection event. For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/bands-ballpark-business-connection-october-19/


WILLING TO SERVE?

(SBJ) Public invited to apply for boards, commissions, and authorities.

SPONSORS NEEDED FOR JAYCEES ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are seeking sponsors for the 75th Anniversary gala to take place on Saturday, October 21. For more information on sponsorship levels and needs, please contact Cynthia Wright at savannahjaycees@gmail.com or 912-856-9075

CELEBRATE SAVANNAH SPORTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council will host its 2017 Georgia Power Golf Classic & Sports Awards Luncheon on Sept. 26 and 28, respectively. Register for both events at http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Registration-Form2017.pdf


BAD HABITS YOU NEED TO QUIT?

(MASHABLE) Stop Bad Habits with this Shock Inducing Wristband: http://mashable.com/2017/08/25/pavlok-electro-wristband-shock-therapy-bad-habits/?utm_cid=hp-r-3#_XFqrEXLamqk


SAVANNAH IS TOPS

(U.S. NEWS) Savannah is the #1 travel spot this fall
(WSAV) Boasso America entered a guilty plea for transporting and dumping hazardous waste in a Savannah neighborhood. http://wsav.com/2017/08/26/louisiana-company-pleads-guilty-to-dumping-hazardous-waste-in-savannah/


BETHESDA LEADERSHIP TRAINING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy has announced a new Leadership Development Program to be introduced into the school’s curriculum. The sequenced, age-appropriate program will be integrated into the Bethesda curriculum for all students from grades six through 12 with academic classes. Staying true to the vision of founder the Rev. George Whitefield, the leadership curriculum will have three tiers: Leadership Training, Experiential Learning with opportunities to practice/apply leadership skills, and an Expert Speaker and Conference series where successful leaders from all walks of life share their wisdom with Bethesda students. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org


10 WAYS TO UTILIZE WORKERS WITH DIFFERENT ABILITIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Joe Marchese, past president and founding member of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), will be the keynote speaker for ‘Power Hour,’ presented by the Savannah Area Chamber’s Small Business Council on Tuesday, Sept. 12. His presentation will highlight the “Top Ten Ways to Contract and Utilize Workers with Different Abilities.” RSVP: http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=61For more info contact spainter@savannahchamber.com


HEAR STORY OF NEW MEADERY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The mind behind South Carolina’s first production Meadery will speak at 1 Million Cups on Sept. 6. Mead, an ancient fermented beverage made from honey, is experiencing exponential growth in the craft beverage sector. Learn about this new regional business, sourcing honey from beekeepers throughout the Southeast, as it enters the market. 1 Million Cups is held from 9-10 a.m. every Wednesday at Bull Street Labs on the second floor at 2222 Bull St. There is free coffee, easy on-street parking and no cost to attend.  http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah


ABBIE DELOACH FUNDRAISER

(SAVANNAH, GA) All Robert W. Groves Alumni are invited to an Epic All-Class High School Reunion. The Abbie DeLoach Foundation will host an afternoon of food, football and fun on Sept. 9. History is being made by uniting not only a high school but a community. Buy tickets online. Each ticket includes a $25 donation to the Foundation. Abbie DeLoach was one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students who were killed in a car-truck accident on Interstate 16 on April 22, 2015. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rw-groves-alumni-for-abbie-tickets-36939272358?aff=alumniforabbie


TALKING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(FORBES) How Openly Should Entrepreneurs Share Their Ideas
(SAVANNAH, GA) In celebration of 36 years of service, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is hosting an all-day volunteer pack-a-thon on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.The goal is to pack 3,600 food boxes for hungry people in our community. Volunteer your time at https://helpendhunger.volunteermatrix.com


FREE TRIP TO INDIA

(ROTARY DISTRICT 6920) Seeking Rotarians and non Rotarians to submit an application for a month-long trip to India starting in mid January 2018. Applications due before Sept. 15https://youtu.be/xHNDa88ktD4

CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn from social media expert Lisa Kandra as she presents her national program designed to teach business owners how they can leverage social media by implementing a strategy focused on goals and getting results. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/creating-a- social-media- strategy-for- your-business/

LDSS BUDDY WALK 2017

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Buddy Walk for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed immediately by a Family Fun Festival. This one-mile fundraising event raises awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. To learn more about the Buddy Walk or to register, visit https://www.facebook.com/lowcountrydownsyndromesociety/

ARE YOU MAKING THESE GRAMMAR MISTAKES?

(INC) Incredibly Common Grammar Mistakes

SLAM POETRY AND WEIGHTLIFTING
(PERFORMANCE INITIATIVES) Nia Walker wrote this poem in a Slam Poetry class at her school, Savannah Classical Academy. Performance Initiatives partners with our members schools and families to provide after school programs that will assist youth in building confidence and reaching their potential on and off the platform. Nia is quick to credit our volunteers in helping her learn to read and excel.
PI programs are provided through partnerships in our community and your support.


SPONSORS NEEDED FOR JAYCEES ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are seeking sponsors for their 75th Anniversary gala on Saturday, Oct. 21. For more information, please contact Cynthia Wright at savannahjaycees@gmail.com or 912-856-9075


ART TOUR ISSUES CALL FOR ARTISTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Arts Resource Collective of Savannah (ARC) is partnering with Hospice Savannah, Inc. to present this year’s Arts and Artisans Tour on Thursday, Nov. 2. The tour features art and artists in several homes in the Historic District. Applications for the juried show can be found at http://www.arcsavannah.org/aanda2017. For more information, contact info@arcsavannah.org

HOLIDAY AUCTION HOSTED BY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the annual Holiday Auction hosted by Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will take place at 6 p.m. at the Landings Plantation Club. Your support of the Holiday Auction will help pay for inner city kids from low income homes to learn outdoor skills, have mentors and participate in the proven leadership and life skills development programs of the Boy Scouts of America. Call Angela Phillips at the Scout Office at 912-927-7272 x 204 to reserve your place or to sign up as a volunteer or sponsor.


AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED TO HELP AT- RISK TEENS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter needs auction items for its gala on Friday, Feb. 2. Park Place is a temporary residential home for at-risk kids and teens ages 11-17 at 514 E. Henry St. Please call (912) 234-4048 to coordinate or visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/


INTRODUCING ZSA ZSA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue is introducing Zsa Zsa, a 5-year-old female retriever mix. Zsa Zsa is a medium size dog who was recently returned to Coastal Pet Rescue by her owners who could no longer keep her. She is waiting for her forever home. To view Zsa Zsa and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-071-zsa-zsa/



Savannah Area Dental Offices Present Donation to Kids Cafe at Second Harvest Food Bank

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Savannah Area Dental Offices Present Donation to Kids Cafe at Second Harvest Food Bank

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, has been collecting donated food items for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program.

Canfield presented the donations to Kids Cafe, which consisted of non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, macaroni and cheese, cereal, juice boxes and water.

Kids Cafe, a program of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia, provides children who are at risk for hunger, a safe haven during the school year where they can get a nutritious dinner, tutoring and homework assistance. Its services are proven to increase the likelihood that these children will complete their education and participate in extra-curricular activities.

Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence can prevent various health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, iron deficiency and dental cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

“A child needs healthy eating options for proper growth and development,” Canfield said. “We are proud to be able to donate these goods to Second Harvest. Their program is changing the lives of these kids.”

The Georgia Food Bank estimates that more than 700,000 Georgia children live in households without adequate food. Kids Cafe, which began in Savannah in 1989, now serves more than 3,200 children each day at sites in Appling, Bulloch, Chatham, Evans, Liberty, Tattnall and Wayne counties.

Kids Cafe is nationally recognized for its balanced evening meals and the mentoring opportunities it offers.

For more information on Canfield’s offices, visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/. For more information on the Kids Cafe, visit http://support.helpendhunger.org/home.cfm/page/Our_Programs/Program/Kids_Cafe.html

ABOUT PREMIER DENTAL DESIGNS AND SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL
Dr. Angela Canfield is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentists. She practices at and owns two dental offices: Premier Dental Designs located in Rincon, GA, 5871 HWY 21 South, and Sandfly Family Dental in the Norwood Market in Savannah, GA. 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 DDS
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

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE chapter will host the first THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference on Friday, Sept. 29.

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The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE chapter will host the first THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference on Friday, Sept. 29.

Thrive

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE chapter, will host the first THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference on Friday, Sept. 29. The conference will feature a series of thought-provoking keynote speakers and five breakout sessions that will cover 20 topics.

Among the speakers, Cynthia Wright, with Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing; who also serves as the president of the Savannah Jaycees, a civic organization that inspires leadership growth through community involvement, will discuss “How to Manage Your Business’ Reputation Using Social Media.”

“I am thrilled that this type of event is coming to the Lowcountry,” said Wright. “This is an area full of successful and passionate women, and it’s the perfect day for us all to unite, share ideas and be inspired by one another. And speaking about social media is nothing new for me, as we use it to help our clients every day at Carriage Trade PR.”

Other breakout sessions will cover topics such as finance, branding and networking. Niki Scott, executive vice president at Suntrust Mortgage, Inc, Heather Srulevich, the chief financial officer of South Carolina’s Blue Cross Blue Shield, Diana Morrison, owner of Advertising Specialty Services and Elizabeth Skenes Millen, founder, owner and publisher of Pink and Paisley Magazines will be among the keynote speakers.

The event will take place at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island. A welcome reception is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., and the conference will be held on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be a special room rate at $159 per night for Sonesta guests who attend THRIVE and use the discount code 0928WOMEN.

Registration for the event is $99, but those who sign up before Sept. 1 receive $10 off.

For more information, please visit http://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/thrive-lowcountry-womens-summit/

To register, please visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eedzcijv9ff2e23e&oseq=&c=&ch

CONTACT
Laurie Brown
Program Coordinator and Co-Creator
(843) 415-8230
laurie@auntlauries.com