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October 2017

Local Rotary Announces 2018 Group Study Exchange Team to Travel to India in January

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Local Rotary Announces 2018 Group Study Exchange Team to Travel to India in January
The local district of Rotary has selected seven members for its Group Study Exchange (GSE) team to travel to Hyderabad, India in mid-January 2018.

(SAVANNAH, HINESVILLE, JESUP) Rotary District 6920, located in southeast Georgia, is sending a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team to Hyderabad, India in early 2018.

John Neely, Past District Governor and Savannah East Rotary Club member, has been designated as the group’s team leader. “I’m thrilled to lead this outstanding group of individuals to India come January,” said Neely. “Each one of us is excited to partake in Rotary’s motto of ‘Service Above Self.’”

During the month-long trip, team members will stay in Rotarian’s homes, attend Rotary Club meetings, have vocational days, visit Rotary-sponsored humanitarian projects and tour cultural sites. Members will also participate in Polio National Immunization Day, as the eradication of polio is one of Rotary’s largest missions.

Neely will be joined by four of the following team members that are undergoing training for the trip:

Brigitte Shanken, Assistant Governor and Hinesville Rotary Club member.
Joey Darley, member of the Jesup Rotary Club.
Jasmine Head, of Savannah.
Cari Phelps, Metro Savannah Rotary Club member.
Lisa Grove, member of the Savannah Rotary Club.
Jose Dacruz, member of the Savannah East Rotary Club.

The remaining two members will be designated as alternates.

A team from District 3150 in India will travel through our District 6920 in April and attend the District Conference in Jekyll Island. Clubs wanting the India team to visit their communities should contact GSE Co-Chairs Justin Godchaux or Andy Lohn.

To apply for the GSE, individuals’ applications were solicited, and applicants were interviewed by Neely and the GSE Committee. It is anticipated that a team will travel again next year to Sri Lanka.

To learn more about Rotary District 6920, please visit: http://www.rotarydistrict6920.net/ Follow the 6920 team on Facebook at Rotary District 6920 GSE Team.

2018 Group Study Exchange Team

From left to right: Cari Phelps, Lisa Grove, Jasmine Head, Brigitte Shanken, John Neely, Jose Dacruz, Joey Darley

About Rotary District 6920
District 6920 consists of 62 clubs with a membership of over 3,200 members scattered throughout southeast Georgia to include Macon, Augusta, Valdosta, Brunswick, Camden, Tift, and Savannah.

About Rotary International
Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. For more information, please visit https://www.rotary.org/

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

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Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


CAREERS IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) With development increasing and the commercial construction workforce declining, local Savannah entrepreneur Chris Tilton of the Dewitt Tilton Group is encouraging young Americans to consider a career in commercial construction. In a recent column, Tilton contests popular misconceptions about the construction industry and makes the argument for fellow commercial construction companies to reframe how they are perceived by millennials. Read the article here http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-19/tilton-commercial-construction-needs-workers-projects-rise

Chris Tilton

Chris Tilton, Dewitt Tilton Group, a Commercial Construction Company


DOWN SYNDROME SUPPORT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The DSA Helpline offers information, support and advice on any question or concern you have related to Down syndrome. Please call us and ask to speak to one of our information officers, who will be happy to talk through your questions or concerns with you. For more information, visit http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/for-families-and-carers/helpline/

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PICASSO
(SAVANNAH GA) Happy Birthday Pablo Picasso from Jim Cone: Visit,
http://savannahnow.com/column/opinion/2017-10-24/jim-cone-happy-birthday-art-rebel-pablo-picasso

BABY TEETH NEED DENTAL CARE
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) Don’t disregard the health of your child’s baby teeth just because they’re temporary. Primary teeth hold space in children’s jaws for permanent teeth and can affect a child’s speaking, chewing and smile. To prevent crowded or crooked teeth, pay attention to the health of your child’s baby teeth. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

SPEROS CONTINUES TO EXPAND OPERATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, has expanded its operations and promoted Rik LaSpisa from Account Executive to Director of Sales. He brings more than fourteen years of experience of solutions selling in integrated technical systems design and integration in southeast Georgia to the newly created position of Director of Sales. For more information, please visit  http://www.speros.com

Speros, Rik LaSpisa

Rik LaSpisa, Speros


NOW, WATERPROOF
(FORBES) Amazon Announces New Waterproof Kindle Oasis

TRENDING HASHTAGS FOR BUSINESS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Leveraging the power of social media is a key component for any business, small or large, trying to strengthen brand messaging. In the article, Cynthia Wright offers local Savannah businesses insights on how to leverage social media using hashtags and other built-in advantages. It’s not enough to be present on social media. To grow your business and stick out as a brand, using the proper strategies is key. Wright’s article is a guide to taking a business’s social media a step further. Read the article here http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-19/wright-capture-trending-hashtags-business-social-media-accounts

ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT TO GIRL SCOUTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia were awarded a $1,000 Encourage Health grant on Oct. 24 during the fourth luncheon and lecture of the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series, held at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium in Savannah. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Melody McCarthy, Events Coordinator at enmarket; Mark Bennett, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Sue Else, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Tom Feldman, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Paula Kreissler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Melody McCarthy, Events Coordinator at enmarket; Mark Bennett, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Sue Else, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Tom Feldman, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Paula Kreissler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah.


PPO SEEKS PART-TIME OUTREACH MANAGER

SAVE THE MOST BREASTS

(KOMEN GA) Dr. Daniel Most has joined the fight against breast cancer in the 2017 Komen Big Wig Campaign in the memory of his mother, who passed away due to breast cancer.  His practice is largely focused on breast reconstruction, and he would like to help stop the curse that is breast cancer once and for all. This is your last chance to donate at http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR/BIgWig/SAV_CoastalGeorgiaAffiliate?px=23627469&pg=personal&fr_id=7024. Learn more about Dr. Most’s campaign at https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheMostBreasts/

NEED MORE WEBSITE TRAFFIC?
(FORBES) 7 Strategies to Grow

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2017/10/10/want-more-website-traffic-7-strategies-to-grow-what-you-already-have/#5b4a004e3d46


(SAVANNAH, GA) Cinnamon Bear Stores are holding a writing contest for military children and their families to win a trip for four to New York City. The ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’ is open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member who will be deployed during the holiday season. For more information, visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/cinnamon-bear-stores-present-red-write-and-thank-you-christmas-contest/ 

SUPER SHORTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s Student Story Space Announces Finalists and Semi-Finalists for 2017 (S)3 StudentSuperShorts.com Film Contest. Finalists in each category will be shown live at the Trustees Theater on Wednesday, November 1 at 10 a.m.

NEW CAR GIVEAWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) In celebration of the new dealership opening in November, Southern Motors Acura is giving away a free car. For rules and contest entry, visit  http://savannahnow.com/SMAcuraGiveaway#/gallery 

2017 CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS BANQUET
On Thursday, November 2, the Savannah Chamber will hold its 2017 Chamber Business Awards Banquet at The DeSoto Savannah. These annual awards will honor standout leaders from the Savannah area and recognize individuals and businesses that represent local economic drivers including hospitality, manufacturing and small business.  For more information visit https://www.savannahchamber.com/for-members/business-calendar/554

GOLF CART RAFFLE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island is holding a raffle for a new electric club car furnished by The Landings Golf Cart Center. Tickets are $50 each, and the service group is only selling 300 total. The Drawing will be held November 4 at the Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off. For tickets, see any Kiwanis Member or call Bobby Gilliam at 912.598.5451.  http://www.kiwanisofskidaway.com/

COMPANIONS FOR HEROS EVENT NOV 4
(SAVANNAH, GA) Companions for Heroes helps our honored military veterans with PTSD by providing canine companions. These wonderful companions come from animal rescue organizations in our communities. This event will include an oyster roast, low-country boil, barbeque and libations. There will be live music and sponsorship by Service Brewing Co. Tickets are $25.00 per person and are available online at CompanionsForHeroes.org/C4H-Events

MALE READERS NEEDED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Communities In Schools of Savannah is proud to be participating in Haven Elementary School’s 10th Annual Real Men Read event.  This special event will take place on November 7th, 8th and 9th, 2017. Reading sessions will start at 9:00 a.m. and run every thirty minutes until 2:00 p.m. Books will be provided to you or you may bring in one of your favorites.  SIGN UP HERE: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4FA4A928AAF49-real1

A NEW MINDSET
(TIME) 7 Daily Habits of Extremely Successful People

http://time.com/money/4974599/7-daily-habits-extremely-successful-people-swear-by/?xid=homepage


KICKLIGHTER JAZZ CONCERT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kicklighter Resource Center hosts the 3rd annual Soul of Kicklighter Jazz Concert on Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 3 West Liberty Street. Music is provided by Jody Espina and friends. All proceeds from the event support the organization’s community outreach programs. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/KicklighterAcademy/

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING NOV. 9TH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance will meet Thursday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Savannah Tech. Those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to discuss their goals and how to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. To RSVP, contact Bo Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com.

BETHESDA 9TH ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy’s 9th annual Sporting Clays Tournament will be held on Friday, November 10 at the Forest City Gun Club. The tournament includes a wild game lunch and wild game hors d’oeuvres cocktail reception, both prepared by Chef Kirk Blaine. All sponsorship and event proceeds benefit Bethesda’s scholarship program for young men in grades six through twelve. For sponsorship and registration information, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/sporting-clays/.

Bethesda Clays 2017

Bethesda Academy 9th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament


JUNIOR LEAGUE COMMUNITY PROJECTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah is now taking applications for Community Projects and Community Assistance Funds that align with their current focus of K-12 education performance. For more information or to apply, visit https://jrleaguesav.org. The application deadline is November 15, 2017.

MATTHEW REARDON CENTER OPEN HOUSE
The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism has recently expanded their existing 6,000 square foot facility by 1,000 square feet. The Center for Autism operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism, as part of the ADVANCE Academy. The Open House will take place Wednesday, November 15th, 5-8 pm. For more information visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/

11 TEDx TALKS ON FAILURE
(MASHABLE) Long-Term Success Comes From Embracing Our Failures, Not Denying Them

http://mashable.com/2017/10/18/tedx-talks-on-failure/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#kgjrvQqQPqqB


THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah magazine announces plans for the annual Best of Savannah Party, Wednesday, Nov. 15,  at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Hutchinson Island. The event will honor winners of the annual readers’ poll in the categories of dining, nightlife, shopping, services and community.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://savannahmagazine.com

BOY SCOUTS’ AUCTION TO BENEFIT SCOUTREACH
(SAVANNAH, GA)  On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the annual Holiday Auction and Dinner benefitting the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will take place at the Landings Plantation Club, beginning at 6:15pm. Your support of the Holiday Auction will help pay for inner city youth 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.  Dinner seating is limited, but reservations are required. 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 visit http://www.coastalgeorgiabsa.org/

BETHESDA ACADEMY’S 2018-19 OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Please join us at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 for  Bethesda Academy’s 2018-19 Open House for an information session on becoming a Bethesda Academy Blazer for the upcoming academic year. Established in 1740, our core values remain the same: a love of God, a love of learning and a strong work ethic. We can’t wait to meet you! http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/

INTRODUCING DUNKIN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Dunkin, a male tabby available for adoption. Dunkin is almost 2 years old and made a lot of friends at his local Dunkin Donuts store in Port Wentworth before being rescued by Coastal Pet Rescue. To view Dunkin and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-119-dunkin/

How to Capture Trending Hashtags for Business Social Media Accounts

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How to Capture Trending Hashtags for Business Social Media Accounts
By Cynthia Wright

Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing_5920

Leveraging the power of social media is a key component for a business trying to strengthen brand messaging.

With 313 million active users, for example, Twitter is one of the most popular and powerful social media networks worldwide. It’s a proven influencer of brand connection and purchasing decisions and can even boost offline sales.

The successful Twitter marketing strategy should focus on listening to and joining in discussions to hear what matters to your audience, rather than trying to force-feed the conversation.

One of Twitter’s recent offerings, the Twitter Poll, is a great way to connect with audiences, gain insights into your follower base and provide short, clear and engaging context around marketing campaigns and efforts. One of the best ways to take advantage of polls is by using timely events such as holidays, sports events, news stories and viral hashtags to encourage conversations and retweets.

Most people have heard of hashtags at this point but may not know this content sorting system was created by Twitter. It should not be overlooked as one of the most powerful ways to network, inform and influence.

As a general rule, a tweet with a hashtag will receive higher engagement in the form of shares and retweets, which means more people will see it. Businesses can strike gold by using a trending hashtag, which represents topics currently receiving the most traffic on Twitter.

If thousands of Twitter users are using a trending hashtag while tweeting about a popular topic and that topic might relate to your company’s brand, product or mission, it would make sense for you to join that conversation with thoughtful, related content.

While trending hashtags change continually, some of them tend to trend consistently for each day of the week, which is especially helpful for business owners. Below is a quick list for the Monday through Friday trends:

Monday: #MusicMonday, #MilitaryMonday, #ManCrushMonday or #MCM, #MondayBlues, #MondayMemories and #MarketingMonday.

Tuesday: #TravelTuesday, #TrendyTuesday, #TipTuesday, #TopicTuesday, #TransformationTuesday and #TuesdayTreat.

Wednesday: #WayBackWednesday or #WBW, #WisdomWednesday and #WellnessWednesday.

Thursday: #ThrowBackThursday or #TBT, #ThursdayThoughts and #ThankfulThursday.

Friday: #FridayFunday, #FearlessFriday, #FitnessFriday, #FollowFriday or #FF, #FlashBackFriday or #FBF, #FunnyFriday, #FeelGoodFriday and #FoodieFriday.

While hashtags can be advantageous to develop content on trending topics, tread carefully. The key to using trending hashtags effectively is taking the time to select one that aligns with the goals and purpose of the organization.

Here’s an example of how to properly use a trending hashtag. If you are raising funds for a puppy shelter, you may want to capitalize on event-related trends such as #NationalDogDay and #NationalPetDay, even if the top hashtag is #Kale. Animal enthusiasts are most likely to sympathize with your goals, so this is the audience you want to reach, even if the trend is limited to specific days of the year.

On the other hand, #Kale will reach nutritionists and foodies who might scroll past your tweet with little more than a passing wonder as to why a puppy shelter has appeared on their feed.

When used purposefully, Twitter Polls and trending hashtags can be pivotal to the visibility and success of a social media campaign. Be watchful for helpful trends as they are surfacing, and your tweets will stay at the top of your audiences’ newsfeeds. Choose the right trend and your tweets can lead conversations that involve hundreds of Twitter users every day.

Cynthia Wright is the Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations™, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, creating word-of-mouth in the community and online through reputation management strategies. For more information, contact Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Commercial Construction: Workload Rising, Workforce Declining. Inspiring Young Americans to Choose a Career in Commercial Construction

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Commercial Construction: Workload Rising, Workforce Declining. Inspiring Young Americans to Choose a Career in Commercial Construction
By Chris Tilton

Chris Tilton

Chris Tilton, Dewitt Tilton Group, a Commercial Construction Company

There’s been a lot of talk recently about how automation may soon replace people in the workforce in areas from transportation to financial sectors and others. Some academic counselors are even advising students not to pursue certain fields of study once thought to be sure bets for good future employment because a job may not be waiting for them when they get out of school.

One exception is the commercial construction industry.

Although it has benefited from many advancements in robotics, the commercial construction industry still needs skilled tradespeople to fill positions now and into the future. They include, among others, carpenters and concrete mixers, crew leaders and office managers with an immediate and ongoing need for qualified workers from entry level to management.

But the industry workforce is not growing as it should, so its leaders must do a better job of inspiring young people to seek careers in commercial construction.

Since the end of the 2008 recession, the workload has been steadily rising, but the workforce has failed to keep pace with qualified applicants needed for mid-level management positions and skilled labor jobs.

A recent study by the Associated General Contractors of America found that 73 percent of construction firms in the U.S. plan to expand their payrolls this year to meet project demands, but those surveyed also expressed concerns about the availability of qualified workers to fill those positions.

Europe is experiencing similar issues. According to a recent report in the United Kingdom’s Daily Telegraph, the construction industry will create nearly 200,000 new jobs over the next five years as demand for new homes fuels a boom in the sector.

So why is there such a large gap in the construction workforce? There are a number of reasons. Those who are in the profession are getting older and many mid-level professionals left during the recession to pursue other careers. Our industry must do more to retain the workers we have and lure back those who left, such as offering incentives like project completion bonuses.

But the big problem is that too few young people are pursuing construction jobs out of high school or college. That’s partly because the construction sector has an image problem and millennials tend to view the industry as old fashioned and not very dynamic. They also want security and variety in their careers and want to be challenged and valued.

So the construction industry has work to do to convince millennials of the value of working in construction. In reality, it has something for virtually everyone, from project management to 3D design and modeling, historic preservation, masonry, carpentry and more.

If we want to attract graduate-level talent from our colleges and universities, we need to change perceptions of our industry. As an example, a study by the National Association of Home Builders found that only three percent of young adults were interested in construction trades, citing the physical demands of difficult work as deterrents.

They also generally underestimated the financial benefits of a career in the construction trades. While it’s only one piece of the total employment package, competitive compensation is important. Normally, base salary is determined by the scope of the employee’s responsibilities, qualifications and years of experience. Construction workers earn an average salary of $31,910 per year. The average salary for a construction manager is $73,087 per year. Most companies offer a variety of programs that expand upon your benefits and compensation package too, and this information needs to be shared with our young workforce.

We should work closely with academic and technical colleges, as well as high schools, to provide information about the benefits of a career in commercial construction and its promising future. We should also offer more internships and apprenticeships that encourage young people to try construction and gain work experience while they learn a skill. By working with educators, we can help them define and streamline their programs to better focus on developing skill sets that are critically needed in the commercial construction industry.

Chris Tilton is the co-founder of the Dewitt Tilton Group, a Savannah area commercial construction company. For more information or to contact Tilton, call 912.777.3404 or email chris@dewitttiltongroup.com.

Local Rotary Clubs Donate to MAP International to Assist with Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

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(BRUNSWICK, GLENNVILLE, AUGUSTA, GA) The Glennville and Augusta chapters of Rotary presented $2,250.00 to MAP International in Brunswick to supply over 200 Disaster Health Kits (DHK) to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Dr. Hamsa Thota, District Governor of Rotary District 6920, presented a check for $2,000.00 from the Augusta Rotary Club to MAP International President and CEO, Steve Stirling. The donation will supply 200 DHK’s to Puerto Rico citizens.

“Our desire to aid hurricane victims has tied in nicely with our recent collaboration with MAP International,” said Dr. Thota. “MAP is the perfect partner for us to provide relief to people in Puerto Rico who are in dire need right now.”

MAP International and Rotary launched a program last Tuesday to provide life-saving medicines to uninsured or underinsured low-income people in surrounding areas. At the launch event, Margaret Jacobs, District Governor Elect, and Mike Muldowney, Assistant District Governor, presented an additional $250.00 given by the Glennville Rotary Club and Virginia Ellis, of the St. Simons Rotary Club, to provide 25 DHK’s to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

“MAP is profoundly grateful for the generous support from Rotary,” says Stirling. “Their support through this partnership will save lives here in Georgia.”

Rotary Club of Augusta

The Rotary Club of Augusta Donates to MAP International to aid in Puerto Rico disaster relief.

Glennville Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Glennville donates to MAP International to aid in disaster relief in Puerto Rico.

About MAP International
MAP International is a Christian organization providing life-changing medicines and health supplies to people in need. MAP serves all people, regardless of religion, gender, race, nationality, or ethnic background. For more information, visit map.org

About Rotary International District 6920
Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Rotary District 6920 consists of 63 clubs with a membership of over 3200 Rotary members scattered throughout southeast Georgia including Macon, Augusta, Valdosta, Brunswick, Camden, Tift, and Savannah.

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 Encourage Health Grant to The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia

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Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Present $1,000 Encourage Health Grant to The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia were awarded a $1,000 Encourage Health grant on Oct. 24 during the fourth and final presentation of the Enmarket 2017 Encourage Health Education Series.

Launched in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is designed to develop the girls into successful, well-rounded adults. The scout program focuses on financial literacy, STEM projects, healthy living, environmental stewardship and global citizenship. It has expanded across the nation and now has more than 59 million Girl Scout alumnae.

This local nonprofit is one of four groups to receive grants during the 2017 series. Other recipients include the Living Vine, Savannah Urban Garden Alliance and the Savannah Striders.

Davana Pilczuk, Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series Presenter, discussed “The Forgotten Keys to Health.” Pilczuk is a human performance expert, a Healthy Savannah board member and a columnist for the Savannah Morning News.

The 2017 Encourage Health Education Series featured four lunchtime presentations from respected professionals who shared insights on nutrition and fitness along with general tips for healthy living.

This marks the fourth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9.

For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Melody McCarthy, Events Coordinator at enmarket; Mark Bennett, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Sue Else, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Tom Feldman, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Paula Kreissler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Melody McCarthy, Events Coordinator at
enmarket; Mark Bennett, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic
Georgia, Sue Else, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Historic
Georgia; Tom Feldman, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia;
Paula Kreissler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah.

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

9th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament to Benefit Bethesda Academy

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9th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament to Benefit Bethesda Academy

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy announces plans for the 9th annual Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday, November 10 at the Forest City Gun Club. All sponsorship and event proceeds benefit Bethesda’s scholarship program for young men in grades six through twelve.

Bethesda Clays 2017

Bethesda Academy 9th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament

The tournament includes a wild game lunch and wild game hors d’oeuvres cocktail reception both prepared by Chef Kirk Blaine. In addition, participants may attend a safety and shooting clinic prior to the 1 p.m. tournament start time.

Bethesda Academy is currently seeking area businesses to consider sponsorship opportunities for the fundraiser. There are sponsor levels ranging from $7,500 to $250. Registration is also open for teams of four to participate in the tournament.

For sponsorship and registration information, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/sporting-clays/

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and STEM curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

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

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

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Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


SAVANNAH JAYCEES CELEBRATE 75 YEARS OF SERVICE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are celebrating 75 years of community service, leadership development and an overall commitment to the Savannah community. Read more about the organization’s distinguished past, present and future at http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-21/savannah-jaycees-celebrate-75-yearssavannah jaycees, junior chamber savannah, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

BETHESDA 9TH ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

Bethesda Academy’s 9th annual Sporting Clays Tournament will be held on Friday, November 10 at the Forest City Gun Club. The tournament includes a wild game lunch and wild game hors d’oeuvres cocktail reception, both prepared by Chef Kirk Blaine. All sponsorship and event proceeds benefit Bethesda’s scholarship program for young men in grades six through twelve. For sponsorship and registration information, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/sporting-clays/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cinnamon Bear Stores are holding a writing contest for military children and their families to win a trip for four to New York City. The ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’ is open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member who will be deployed during the holiday season. For more information, visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/cinnamon-bear-stores-present-red-write-and-thank-you-christmas-contest/

NEW CAR GIVEAWAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) In celebration of the new dealership opening in November, Southern Motors Acura is giving away a free car. For rules and contest entry, visit http://savannahnow.com/SMAcuraGiveaway#/gallery

KICKLIGHTER JAZZ CONCERT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kicklighter Resource Center hosts the 3rd annual Soul of Kicklighter Jazz Concert on Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 3 West Liberty Street. Music is provided by Jody Espina and friends. All proceeds from the event support the organization’s community outreach programs. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/KicklighterAcademy/
(HARDEEVILLE, SC) Peacock Automotive invites the public and pets to a Yappy Hour on Wednesday, October 25 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Peacock Auto Mall, 265 Drivers Way, Hardeeville. The free event benefits Coastal Pet Rescue and includes wine, soft drinks, food from Skull Creek Boathouse and live entertainment. See the donation wish list for Coastal Pet Rescue at http://coastalpetrescue.org/events/calendar-event/yappy-hour-pink-edition-to-benefit-coastal-pet-rescue/ or for more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PeacockAutoMall/ Peacock Automotive Logo

DO YOU USE SMALL TALK IN INTERVIEWS?
(INC) Your Casual Comments Are Being Assessed

https://www.inc.com/jt-odonnell/heres-what-recruiters-really-think-of-small-talk-in-interviews.html?cid=hmsub4


RUCKER RECEIVES ALUMNI AWARD


SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING NOV. 9TH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance will meet ThursdayNov. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Savannah Tech. Those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to discuss their goals and how to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. To RSVP, contact Bo Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com.

MANI * PEDI CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The owners of ‘bar * food’ and ‘coffee * deli’, Johnny Baker and Paula Letcher, announce the newest addition to their business portfolio, ‘mani * pedi’, a boutique nail salon. A grand opening event will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 25 at 4511 Habersham St., Suite 201, in Habersham Village. A “Socks & Crocs for Survivors” drive will collect new socks and Crocs shoes for survivors served by the Rape Crisis Center; clothing and shoes are often taken for evidence following a sexual assault examination and the organization provides new garments to wear home.  For more information, visit manipedisavannah.com or facebook.com/manidotpedi

GROWING UP WITH DOWN SYNDROME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Children with Down syndrome develop at different rates and in different ways – they have individual strengths, interests, talents and needs. They are helped by being socially included in their families, schools and communities. They are helped to learn new skills by being shown how to do them and by having enjoyable ways to practice. For more information, visit http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/for-families-and-carers/growing-up/

HEALTHY DIET HELPS TEETH
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) Protein-rich foods, leafy greens, calcium-high snacks, fruits and vegetables all contribute to a balanced diet, help build tooth enamel and keep your teeth healthy. The benefits of healthy living are endless.  http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/ Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Dentist, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

PPO SEEKS TO HIRE PART-TIME OUTREACH MANAGER
(JOB OPENING) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter wants to hire a manager to be responsible for conducting outreach to areas frequented by runaway, homeless and at-risk children and teenagers throughout Savannah and for providing educational and awareness opportunities to help them stay off the streets. Application deadline is 10/31/17. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter-seeks-to-hire-part-time-outreach-manager-2/park place outreach, savannah youth shelter, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

LAFAYETTE IN SAVANNAH 1825
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Davenport House Museum, 324 East State St., is hosting a living history program on Friday and Saturday nights during October. Visitors will embark on a candlelit tour of the historic house and experience events similar to General Lafayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825. Admission is $22 in advance and $25 at the door. Reservations are recommended at  http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/

WJCL WELCOMES NEW SALES LEADERSHIP TEAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) WJCL ABC 22 is pleased to welcome Devin Horenstein as the station’s new general sales manager and Eileen Cole as the new local sales manager. Horenstein will oversee WJCL’s multi-platform sales strategy, including local, national and digital sales, as well as new business development. Cole will work with the sales team to grow local businesses in southeast Georgia and the Lowcountry. WJCL produces local news, sports and weather on-air and on-line at https://wjcl.com


IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP
(ENCOURAGE HEALTH) The lack of sleep and added stress may be the reasons you are not losing weight. Find out more about the science of sleep and stress on your body during the Enmarket Encourage Health Series on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 11:30 a.m. in the Savannah Morning News auditorium, 1375 Chatham Pkwy.  To read a recent article by the program presenter, Davana Pilczuk, visit http://savannahnow.com/accent/column/2017-10-08/finish-line-sleep-freshman-15

Davana Pilczuk, Encourage Health Education Series by enmarket.jpg

Davana Pilczuk, Encourage Health Education Series by enmarket.jpg


NEW GENERATION CONFERENCE
(ROTARY) On Friday, Oct. 27, the Rotaract Club of Armstrong State University will host the first “New Generations Conference” in District 6920 to bring together members of local Rotary clubs and Rotaract executives. Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored community service organization for men and women ages 18 – 30. To learn more about Rotaract and the New Generation Conference, please visit https://www.rotaract6920.org/

‘GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS’ AUCTION 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces the fifth annual ‘Grab a Bag for Kids’ will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club, 1661 E. President St. Featured at the charity purse 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.  For more information, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

SPEROS CONTINUES TO EXPAND OPERATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, has expanded its operations and promoted Rik LaSpisa from Account Executive to Director of Sales. He brings more than fourteen years of experience of solutions selling in integrated technical systems design and integration in southeast Georgia to the newly created position of Director of Sales. For more information, please visit  http://www.speros.com 

Speros, Rik LaSpisa

Rik LaSpisa, Speros


JUNKLUGGERS TOOK THE TITLE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, an eco-friendly junk removal company, was pleased to serve as the title sponsor for the 9th Annual Midnight Garden Ride and the Savannah Jaycees 75th Anniversary. For more information on Junkluggers, contact Franchise Owner Trevor Hess at trevor.hess@junkluggers.com or visit https://www.junkluggers.com/georgia/coastal-empire

SAVE THE MOST BREASTS
(KOMEN GA) Dr. Daniel Most has joined the fight against breast cancer in the 2017 Komen Big Wig Campaign in the memory of his mother, who passed away due to breast cancer.  His practice is largely focused on breast reconstruction, and he would like to help stop the curse that is breast cancer once and for all. Donate today at  http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/site/TR/BIgWig/SAV_CoastalGeorgiaAffiliate?px=23627469&pg=personal&fr_id=7024. Learn more about Dr. Most’s campaign at https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheMostBreasts/

GOLF CART RAFFLE
The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island is holding a raffle for a new electric club car furnished by The Landings Golf Cart Center. Tickets are $50 each, and the service group is only selling 300 total. The Drawing will be held November 4 at the Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off. For tickets, see any Kiwanis Member or call Bobby Gilliam at 912.598.5451

HAPPIER, MORE ENGAGED CUSTOMERS
(INC) Create Content Customers

https://www.inc.com/rahul-varshneya/4-ways-to-create-happier-more-engaged-customers.html?cid=hmsub3


TRICK OR TROT 5K
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club will present the TRICK OR TROT 5K Annual Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 28. For the best food, most fun, exciting costumes and family entertainment, be at the Islands Family YMCA at  66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. on Whitemarsh Island. The race will begin at 8 a.m. with prizes, face painting and a kiddie race benefiting Ronald McDonald House and other local Rotary charities. Register online at:   https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Savannah/TrickorTrot ; http://www.fleetfeetsavannah.com/races/trick-or-trot-5k . For more information: http://www.trickortrot.net/

THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah magazine announces plans for the annual Best of Savannah Party, Wednesday, Nov. 15,  at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Hutchinson Island. The event will honor winners of the annual readers’ poll in the categories of dining, nightlife, shopping, services and community.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://savannahmagazine.com

BETHESDA ACADEMY’S 2018-19 OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Please join us at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 for  Bethesda Academy’s 2018-19 Open House for an information session on becoming a Bethesda Academy Blazer for the upcoming academic year. Established in 1740, our core values remain the same: a love of God, a love of learning and a strong work ethic. We can’t wait to meet you! http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/

MEET YOLO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Yolo, a male, yellow lab mix available for adoption. Yolo is about 6 years old and is good with other dogs and kids. To view Yolo and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-072-yolo/

Savannah Film Alliance Announces November Meeting

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Savannah Film Alliance Announces November Meeting

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance meeting will be held Thursday, November 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Savannah Tech. The meeting will be held in Room 7126 in the Academic Commons building (the main building). Parking is in the visitor parking lot right by the school entrance.

The Savannah Film Alliance was founded in 2015 by attorney Charles Bowen. The organization promotes the film community within Savannah and the greater Coastal Empire through advocacy and action via education, outreach and collaboration.

Those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to gather together quarterly to discuss their goals and how to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area.

To RSVP contact Bo Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SOUTHERN GATEWAY PRODUCTION SERVICES
Entertainment attorney Charles Bowen founded Southern Gateway Production Services with the mission to ensure a seamless experience for out-of-town producers by providing connections with local crew, vendors and service providers. Southern Gateway Production Services is a signatory to all IATSE National Term Agreements. Bowen is recognized within the Savannah film community for his formation of the Savannah Film Alliance in 2015. As the founder of The Bowen Law Group, he has also developed a reputation as one of Savannah’s most experienced attorneys in entertainment law. Southern Gateway Production Services is located at 7 East Congress St, Suite 1001. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050.

Cinnamon Bear Stores Present ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’

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Cinnamon Bear Stores Present ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’
A Military Family of Four Will Win Trip to New York City for Christmas

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cinnamon Bear Stores are holding a writing contest for military children and their families to win a trip for four to New York City. The ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’ is open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member who will be deployed during the holiday season.

Participants are asked to submit an 80-word essay on one of the following topics: “I’m proud of my parent, grandparent, sibling because…”; “I would like to win this NY Christmas Trip because…”; “Christmas in the USA is special to me because…”.

All entries must be handwritten and may be turned in to any of the Cinnamon Bear stores in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Savannah, Ga., and Amelia Island, Fla. Entries may also be mailed to the Cinnamon Bear Stores corporate office at 101 Kahn Industrial Court, Suite E, Savannah, Ga. 31405. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 13.

The contest winner will enjoy a two-day, one-night trip to New York City, $500 spending money and tickets to The Lion King musical. The winner and family must be available to fly from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

“As immigrants and proud citizens, we feel blessed to live in this great country, and we recognize the sacrifice made by military members and their families,” said Michael Snaid, co-owner of the Cinnamon Bear Stores. “These soldiers are fighting all over the world during holidays, birthdays and sports games. As Christmas approaches, our family wanted to honor these families and make them feel special by showing them New York City’s bright Christmas lights.”

The family-owned group of high-end gift markets has a history of partnering and supporting military programs and charities. Most recently during the grand opening of their newest store located in the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, the Cinnamon Bear Stores partnered with the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, a 501c3 non-profit, social and welfare organization that supports the military community through social outreach, academic scholarships and welfare grants.

Cinnamon Bear’s owners presented $1,040 to the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield which was raised by collecting a percentage of total sales at the new location. The Cinnamon Bear also offers a 15 percent discount to those with a valid military ID.

‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’ forms may also be picked up at any of The Cinnamon Bear Country Stores:
Savannah, Ga.: 5500 Abercorn St., 309 West St. Julian St., and 205 E River St.
Hilton Head Island, S.C.: 149 Lighthouse Rd F
Amelia Island, Fla.: 107 Centre St.

For full contest rules and to download an entry form, visit https://cinnamonbearstores.com/contest.

Parental consent form and rules Red write and thank you – covering letter Red write and thank you

ABOUT THE CINNAMON BEAR STORES
The Cinnamon Bear Stores is a family-owned group of upscale gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years. With locations in Hilton Head Island, Savannah and Amelia Island, The Cinnamon Bear Stores feature award-winning gourmet products, gifts, toys and books along with a variety of ice creams, coffees and slushies. For more information, contact Michael Snaid at 912-492-6046 or Michael@CinnamonBearStores.com; Lynne Snaid at 912-484-0695 or Lynne@CinnamonBearStores.com; or visit online at https://cinnamonbearstores.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Cecilia Russo Marketing
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com
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