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November 2017

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

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COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

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PEACOCK HYUNDAI SAVANNAH ACQUIRED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Peacock Automotive has announced it bought the Savannah Hyundai dealership at 7011 Abercorn Street from previous owner Mark Medinger on Nov. 8. With the addition of the new Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Automotive has expanded its Savannah footprint to cover more than 15 acres with four conveniently located dealerships. For more information, visit www.peacockhyundaiofsavannah.com.

Savannah Hyundai, Peacock Automotive

Savannah Hyundai, Peacock Automotive


MATTHEW REARDON CENTER OPEN HOUSE NOV.15
(SAVANNAH, GA) 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, Nov. 15, 5:30-7:00 pm. For more information visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/ or watch this news clip from WTOC http://www.wtoc.com/clip/13865830/matthew-reardon-center

Matthew Rearden Center for Autism Open House


DEADLINE EXTENDED: NOV 17
RED, WRITE AND THANK YOU CHRISTMAS CONTEST
(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. The deadline to enter is Friday, November 17. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-27/gift-store-holds-writing-contest-children-deployed-military-personnel 

MARSH HARBOR HIGH TIDE MOONLIGHT MINGLE NOV 15
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a “Marsh Harbor High Tide Moonlight Mingle” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 15, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Coastal Georgia. Featuring music, dancing, food and drink, the event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitemarsh Island home of Donald and Carole Arpin. For more information or to RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1936730639880830/

Moonlight Mingle Open House

Moonlight Mingle Open House


WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL LEADER?
(INC) Remember These 5 Things Before You Post on Social Media

https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/want-to-be-a-successful-leader-remember-these-5-things-before-you-post-on-social-media.html?cid=hmside3


PUTTING HUNGER OUT OF BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) What does hunger in coastal Georgia look like? It’s a mother of three, juggling multiple jobs to afford daycare and feed her children; an elderly man living on social security and attempting to pay for the expensive, life-saving medicines he needs to survive; a child struggling to concentrate in class after eating a candy bar for breakfast. Mary Jane Crouch, executive director of Second Harvest, wrote an article about the facts surrounding hunger in our area, and what programs Second Harvest has set up to help end this crisis. Visit http://savannahnow.com/accent/2017-11-09/put-hunger-out-business to read the article. 

NATIONAL AMBUCS ELECTS PRESIDENT FROM SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan, a local businessman and former president of Savannah AMBUCS, was elected to serve as president for the National AMBUCS organization during their recent convention in Osage Beach, Mo. Sheehan’s term, which began in October, runs for one year. For more information, visit https://savannahambucs.com

YOUNG RECEIVES HELEN V. HEAD AWARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations is the recipient of the 2017 Helen V. Head Business Advocate Award. The honor, presented by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, recognizes one individual each year for her/his belief in and support of small businesses. Hear from Marjorie Young at  https://youtu.be/Ld7t6VDV298 

NEW CHILDREN’S SAVANNAH-BASED BOOK, BY LOCAL AUTHOR MAXINE PINSON, DUE TO ARRIVE IN LATE NOVEMBER
(SAVANNAH, GA) “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is a laugh-out-loud children’s book with valuable life lessons to be learned. Written by local author Maxine Pinson, author of “Lowcountry Delights Cookbook and Travel Guide” (co-authored with her daughter Malyssa), “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is expected to be available in late November–just in time for Christmas shopping.  Readers of Carriage Trade are offered $1 off each book ordered, plus free shipping (up to 4 books sent to same address) if ordered by Nov. 18th.  In addition, a “Sammy the Squirrel” coloring sheet will be included with each book ordered, as long as the limited supply lasts.  Plus, there will be a drawing for an adorable 8″ plush gray squirrel (just like Sammy!) from orders received no later than Nov. 18th  For complete details and ordering information, go to “How to Order Book Online” link at www.sammyandgrammy.com and follow the directions, using PROMO CODE: CT. 

JUNKLUGGERS OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE OPENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) An eco-friendly and caring alternative to traditional junk removal has opened in the greater Savannah area. The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire will haul away items people no longer want or need but also strive to donate and recycle as much as possible to keep items out of landfills. Junkluggers also returns a tax-deductible receipt for anything they are able to donate on their customer’s behalf. For more information, visit www.junkluggers.comThe JunkLuggers Logo

9 PHRASES BOSSES SHOULD USE TO MOTIVATE

(INC) 45% of employees say words of affirmation are the primary way they like to be shown appreciation in the workplace.

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/9-phrases-bosses-should-say-often-to-inspire-motivate-others.html


LOOP IT UP
(SAVANNAH, G) The Metro Savannah Rotary Club will host their annual service partner fundraiser on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6pm.  This year’s service partner and beneficiary is Loop It Up Savannah, a local non-profit that provides art education and enrichment for children.  Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

http://metrosavannahrotary.org/event/retro-metro-art-bazaar/


UNITED WAY AND HORSES
(FAITH EQUESTRIAN)  United Way helping Faith through horses http://www.faithetc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/WSAV-News-3-at-6-00_2013_11_07.mp4

REBRANDING PEACOCK COLLISION CENTER

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has rebranded its NRAM Collision Center, just down the road from the firm’s Peacock Auto Mall, as the Peacock Collision Center. Peacock Automotive recently celebrated their fifteenth anniversary and rebranded the New River Auto Mall as Peacock Auto Mall. The rebranding of Peacock Collision Center now associates the family name with this facility as well. For more information visit www.peacockcollisioncenter.com

Peacock Collision Center

Peacock Collision Center


SCHEDULE REGULAR DENTAL VISITS
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) While every patient is unique, it’s recommended to schedule a dentist visit at least once or twice a year to maintain your dental health. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

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 

$19,019 DONATION TO SECOND HARVEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enterprise Rent-A- Car Foundation donated $19,019.57 to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The foundation’s ‘Fill Your Tank’ program


YOUTUBE KIDS
(MASHABLE) YouTube is adding another layer of protection to keep inappropriate content off its YouTube Kids app. http://mashable.com/2017/11/09/youtube-kids-new-policy/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#PSdWCMsM4aqc

CARLOS MILLEN
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Carlos Millen of Savannah, Ga represented the USA at the 2017 Youth Pan American Games.  Millen placed 5th as a member of Team USA.  He lifted for his first time on the international competition stage. His efforts resulted in combined lift of 223Kg, placing 5th.  Performance Initiatives (PI), Inc, strengthens hearts, minds and bodies of over 140 children annually through it’s after school programs. PI is home to Coastal Empire Weightlifting Club (CEWC) and Savannah CrossFit and provides classes for both adults and children. CEWC is a United States Amateur Weightlifting (USAW) 2018 Athlete Training Center. https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/carlos-millen-of-savannah-ga-represents-usa-at-2017-youth-pan-american-games/

SAVANNAH YOUTHS WITHOUT A HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) As we look to the holiday season as a time spent with family and loved ones, we also pause in November for National Runaway Prevention Month for youth living on the streets and without the support and security of a safe and loving family. Julie Wade has written an article to raise awareness about the gravity of the problem locally and nationally. To learn more and find out how you can help, read the article here http://savannahnow.com/column/opinion/2017-11-04/julie-wade-too-many-savannah-youths-lack-place-call-home

Julie Wade Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Julie Wade


ENMARKET RAISES OVER $30,000 FOR LLS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. In an effort to help support the fight against blood cancer, enmarket stores sold paper icons to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and raised over $30,000.  For more information, visit www.enmarket.com.

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


ROTARY GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE
(ROTARY) The local district of Rotary has selected seven members to begin training for its Group Study Exchange (GSE) team to Hyderabad, India in early 2018. The 2018 GSE team includes (from left to right) Cari Phelps, Lisa Grove, Jasmine Head, Brigitte Shanken, John Neely (Team Leader), Jose Dacruz and Joey Darley. For the full story, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/local-rotary-selects-seven-members-for-group-study-exchange-to-india/2018 Group Study Exchange Team


ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT GOES 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.


EVERYONE CAN CODE

(MASHABLE) Apple’s initiative has gone global. http://mashable.com/2017/11/09/apple-everyone-can-code-global/?utm_cid=hp-r-1#7NfXT8A8PsqT


STATESBORO YMCA BY FELDER & ASSOCIATES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has announced the grand opening of a new $2.5-million, fifty thousand square foot facility in Statesboro, Ga., held Saturday, October 28. Felder & Associates of Savannah served as architect for the project. For more information, visit http://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/

Felder & Associates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The New Statesboro Facility of YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Felder & Associates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The New Statesboro Facility of YMCA of Coastal Georgia


JUNIOR LEAGUE COMMUNITY PROJECTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah is 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 Nov. 15.

MUSIC IN EDUCATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of Massie are pleased to announce that Roger Moss will be the next speaker for the History and Learning Lecture Series on WednesdayNov. 15, at the Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon St. The doors open at 6 p.m., presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Reservations are required, visit massieheritagecenter.wordpress.com/events or call 912-395-5070.

THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah magazine has announced 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 buy tickets, visit https://savannahmagazine.com

BLUFFTON BOOK FESTIVAL
(BLUFFTON, SC) Bluffton Book Festival is scheduled for November 16th, 17th, & 18th. It features a lecture series, workshops, and other added activities.  Here’s a link to the 60 authors that will be there: https://www.blufftonbookfestival.com/2017-authors


GRAND OPENING: SOUTHERN MOTORS ACURA 
ON CHATHAM PARKWAY NOV 18
(SAVANNAH, GA) On November 18th, from 10:30 am – 5pm, the Kaminski Family invites you to help celebrate the grand opening of their new 32,000-square-foot dealership at 102 Park of Commerce Dr. on Chatham Parkway.  As part of the festivities, Southern Motors will be giving away a free two-year lease on a new Southern Motors Acura ILX. For rules and contest entry, visit http://savannahnow.com/SMAcuraGiveaway#/gallery.  Read the full story at http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-11-11/southern-motors-acura-has-new-home

TOMMY HOLLAND’S MUSICAL TOY DRIVE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Savannah area musicians on Saturday, November 25 for Tommy Holland’s annual musical toy drive for kids from 8-11 pm at bar.food in Savannah’s Habersham Village shopping center.  Enjoy performances by the Midtown Pickers, plus, help inspire the next generation of musicians by bringing a musical toy to be donated to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program. Please give generously and make sure your donation is one any child would be proud to have. Cash donations and gift cards are also welcome. Thanks and giving never felt so good! For more information, visit goo.gl/QXGL7o 

AUTISM GIVING DAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) #GivingDay Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Your donation enables children to master the challenges of autism.  Since 2000, hundreds of children have attended Matthew Reardon Center for Autism ADVANCE Academy, southeast Georgia’s only accredited, year-round day school for children diagnosed with autism and similar developmental delays. Annual per student cost is approx. $34,500; to ensure that every child who needs to attend is financially able to do so, annual tuition is set at $9,350.  Every student at ADVANCE Academy receives the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB10).  PLEASE DONATE HERE: https://matthewreardon.networkforgood.com/projects/39043-unlocking-potential

SPEAKERS SOUGHT FOR 2018 ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and enmarket are accepting speaking nominations for the 2018 Encourage Health Educational Series. This marks the fifth year for the health-focused series, which features speakers on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic and a short description of what the audience would learn. Please attach a bio and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board. Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational program should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30.

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/

SECRETS TO CLOSING SALES DEALS
(INC) Sales superstars share their best advice to closing more sales deals.https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/15-sales-superstars-share-their-best-advice-for-closing-more-deals.html

WINE & FRIES WITH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is hosting a Wine & Fries fundraiser on Thursday, December 7 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, fun food, drinks, music, and more. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-fries-2017-tickets-39251919548. Tickets are $25 for Red Shoe Members and should be purchased by calling the Ronald McDonald House at 912.350.7641. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

SANDFLY HOLIDAY FAIR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Market Place announces plans for Sandfly Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 9 from 5 – 9 p.m.8511 Ferguson Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, pet photos with Santa, food trucks, local art, live entertainment, and more. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/327617697647955/?active_tab=discussion

INTRODUCING MUMBLES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Mumbles, a male Siamese mix.  Mumbles is just over a year old and very small – under 10 pounds.  He is very affectionate and ready for his fur-ever home.  To view Mumbles and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-120-mumbles/

Savannah Man Elected National President of AMBUCS

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Savannah Man Elected National President of AMBUCS
Kevin Sheehan to Serve as President of the Nationwide Organization

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan, a local businessman and former president of Savannah AMBUCS, was elected to serve as president for the National AMBUCS organization during their recent convention in Osage Beach, Mo. Sheehan’s term, which began in October, runs for one year.

AMBUCS is such a wonderful organization, making a real difference in the lives of individuals in so many ways, and I am honored to serve on the national level,” said Sheehan.

Kevin Sheehan of AMBUCS

Kevin Sheehan

The National organization was founded as American Business Clubs, a membership organization dedicated to helping people with different abilities. In 1961, the organization shortened it to AMBUCS. The club now has more than 5,000 members in 159 chapters in 35 states. The non-profit’s mission is to create mobility and independence for people with disabilities.

Since 1955, the National organization has donated $8.8 million in scholarships to students pursuing physical, occupational and speech therapy degrees; donated almost 30,000 three-wheel bicycles, known as amtrykes, for children and adults who cannot ride regular bicycles; and coordinated a variety of community service projects to raise funds and awareness for the organization.

To learn more, visit https://www.ambucs.org/. For more information on the local organization, visit https://savannahambucs.com

Second Harvest Food Bank: Putting Hunger Out of Business

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Putting Hunger Out of Business
By Mary Jane Crouch

What does hunger in coastal Georgia look like? It’s a mother of three, juggling multiple jobs to afford daycare and feed her children; an elderly man living on social security and attempting to pay for the expensive, life-saving medicines he needs to survive; a child struggling to concentrate in class after eating a candy bar for breakfast.

Considered one of the most prosperous nations in the world, the United States has an abundance of food resources. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that Americans throw away 29 percent of all food that is grown, manufactured and processed in the U.S. This might imply that we have enough to waste, yet according to the Georgia Food Bank Association, 18.7 percent of Georgians are food insecure, which means they aren’t guaranteed their next meal.

Over 700,000 children in Georgia live in food insecure households, and consequently, one in four children in Georgia does not have access to food.

Georgians are not ignoring this paradoxical issue, especially here in the greater Savannah area. Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is initiating creative ways to feed hungry people while strengthening local communities. Established in 1981 in Savannah and now serving 21 counties, Second Harvest distributes over thirteen million pounds of food to 151,000 people through 275 non-profit partners. By utilizing the food bank to distribute resources, our partners save more than $9 million annually, which enables them to strengthen their programs and help more people in need.

These initiatives provide support for all ages, from our community’s very youngest to some of the area’s most seasoned citizens.

Kids Cafe, now a nationwide program, started in Savannah almost 30 years ago as a response to two young boys searching for food in a local housing project. Today, Chatham County has 45 Kids Cafes that serve over 3,200 hot evening meals to children during the school year. The cafe also provides children with tutoring and structured learning games during after school hours. And the program continues to expand. During the summer months, more than 6,000 meals are served daily at over 50 locations.

Second Harvest also has an outreach program geared toward the elderly, a group that is often overlooked in discussions of those at-risk for hunger. Brown Bag for the Elderly provides emergency food assistance to low-income seniors. Each month, volunteers pack 1,500 bags of food, which are delivered to seniors who struggle to make ends meet and must often decide between food and medication. Brown Bag for the Elderly provided 18,000 bags of food to at-risk seniors in 2016 alone.

The Partner Distribution program provides food to homeless shelters, congregate feeding programs, pantry programs and backpack programs for children. In 2016, the food bank provided more than 13.2 million pounds of food through these nonprofit organizations.

Even with these programs, some communities are still not reached. In an effort to provide food to these under-served areas, a Mobile Food Pantry distributes fresh food directly to low-income areas in rural communities with the assistance of volunteers.

The numbers speak for themselves. At a bird’s eye view, Second Harvest distributes over 9.6 million meals annually, providing nourishing options through Kids Cafes, brown bags to low-income seniors, a food pantry on wheels, and hundreds of caring partners. However, none of this could be accomplished without support from our sponsors, allies, and volunteers.

Despite our success at feeding more and more families each year, we hope to grow our programs to serve those outside of our reach. Second Harvest will continue to provide that next meal to someone in need. Our goal: putting hunger out of business.

Mary Jane Crouch is the executive director of Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Established in 1981 in Savannah Georgia, Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is a locally inspired, volunteer-driven non-profit food bank and community partnering organization. Second Harvest serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at-risk for hunger throughout Southern Georgia. For more information, visit www.helpendhunger.org

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

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Award Winners: http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-11-02/savannah-coffee-roasters-honored-business-year

REBRANDING PEACOCK COLLISION CENTER
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has rebranded its NRAM Collision Center, just down the road from the firm’s Peacock Auto Mall, as the Peacock Collision Center. Peacock Automotive recently celebrated their fifteenth anniversary and rebranded the New River Auto Mall as Peacock Auto Mall. The rebranding of Peacock Collision Center now associates the family name with this facility as well. For more information visit www.peacockcollisioncenter.com

Peacock Collision Center

Peacock Collision Center


MATTHEW REARDON CENTER OPEN HOUSE NOV.15
(SAVANNAH, GA) 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, Nov. 15, 5:30-7:00 pm. For more information visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/ or watch this news clip from WTOC  http://www.wtoc.com/clip/13865830/matthew-reardon-center

Matthew Rearden Center for Autism Open House


ADOLESCENTS  WITH DOWN SYNDROME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Just like all young people, teenagers with Down syndrome will experience the physical, hormonal and emotional changes that come with growing up. Young people with Down syndrome will go through puberty at a similar age to other children. It’s very important to help your child understand these changes, so make time to help them understand what is happening with their body and their feelings. See more at http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/for-families-and-carers/teenagers-and-young-adults/puberty/

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

THERAPY HORSE SPONSORSHIP

(FAITH EQUESTRIAN) Did you know?  Faith Equestrian has opportunities for folks to sponsor a therapy horse.  http://www.faithetc.org/meet-the-horses/

JUNKLUGGERS OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) An eco-friendly and caring alternative to traditional junk removal is coming to Savannah. The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire will haul away items people no longer want or need but also strive to donate and recycle as much as possible to keep items out of landfills. Junkluggers also returns a tax-deductible receipt for anything they are able to donate on their customer’s behalf. For more information, visit www.junkluggers.com.

The JunkLuggers Logo

The JunkLuggers Logo


5 WORDS THAT WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER LEADER

(INC) A Dead Simple Mantra to Instantly Level Up Your Leadership

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/5-little-words-that-will-make-you-a-much-better-le.html


BOWEN ADDRESSES GA ENTERTAINMENT 101 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen was a featured speaker at the Georgia Entertainment 101 Event in Atlanta. Bowen’s presentation highlighted the importance of Savannah’s rising star as a production destination, with local spending on motion pictures and television in the area having risen from $18 million in 2014 to an all-time high of $60 million in 2016.  For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050.

Attorney Charles Bowen, Founder of The Savannah Film Alliance and Southern Gateway Production Services

Attorney Charles Bowen, Founder of The Savannah Film Alliance and Southern Gateway Production Services


SPEAKERS SOUGHT FOR 2018 ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and enmarket are accepting speaking nominations for the 2018 Encourage Health Educational Series. This marks the fifth year for the health-focused series, which features speakers on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic and a short description of what the audience would learn. Please attach a bio and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board. Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational program should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30.

KEYS FOR MANAGING STRESS & SLEEP
(SAVANNAH, GA) View Dr. Davana Pilczuk’s presentation ‘The Keys to Forgotten Health’ at Enmarket’s Encourage Health Series final offering for 2017:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-_s3XbkwlA&feature=youtu.be

SAVANNAH JAYCEES 75TH ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees recently celebrated their 75th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, Oct 21. Representative Buddy Carter was the keynote speaker for the gala. During the sold-out event, the organization presented several awards and honors and heard from several other speakers, including Cliff McCurry, Savannah Jaycees alumnus and Director of Business Development at Sterling Seacrest Partners; Jay Blackburn, alumnus and attorney at Wiseman, Blackburn & Futrell; Dale Karacostas, former Jaycees president (1973-1974) and owner of CelebriTees; and Jordon Chinouth, Georgia Jaycees State President. For more information, visit http://savannahjaycees.com

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 this article, local public relations executive Cynthia Wright offers 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

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

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


CAVITY AND DISEASE PREVENTION RELATED

(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) Cavities and diseases alike are caused by bacteria buildup. A few great ways to prevent bacteria from harming your teeth are brushing, flossing and rinsing. This is a dynamic trio, so you should make time in your day for all three. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

ENMARKET RAISES OVER $30,000 FOR LLS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. In an effort to help support the fight against blood cancer, enmarket stores sold paper icons to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and raised over $30,000.  For more information, visit www.enmarket.com.

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


HELPING THE HOMELESS: BE READY TO HELP TODAY
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Carry with you gift cards from fast food or grocery store chains in your wallet. This way you will be helping your homeless neighbor get something to eat, as well as the opportunity to get out of the street and rest inside a store or restaurant. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

BETHESDA 9TH ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy’s 9th annual Sporting Clays Tournament will be held on Friday, Nov. 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


ROTARY GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE
(ROTARY) The local district of Rotary has selected seven members to begin training for its Group Study Exchange (GSE) team to Hyderabad, India, in early 2018. Team members will stay in Rotarian homes, attend Rotary Club meetings, have vocational days, visit Rotary-sponsored humanitarian projects and visit cultural sites. To learn more about Rotary’s Group Study Exchange program, please visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Rotary-District-6920-GSE-Team-511818292351886/

ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT GOES 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.


COLD EMAILS THAT C-LEVEL EXECS WILL OPEN
(INC) How to Customize Your Cold Emails

https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/3-cold-emails-that-c-level-execs-will-open-answer.html


YMCA GRAND OPENING IN STATESBORO
(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has announced the grand opening of a new $2.5-million, fifty thousand square foot facility in Statesboro, Ga., scheduled for Saturday, October 28. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for 10:00 a.m. Felder & Associates of Savannah served as architect for the project. For more information, visit http://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/

AMERICAN RED CROSS YOUTH HERO AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia has launched its Youth Hero Award Nominations for 2018.  The Red Cross Youth Hero nominations will identify local students who are giving back to their communities by volunteering at school as well as for religious organizations, various non-profits, camps and more. To nominate a Youth Hero today visit www.redcross.org/southeastgeorgia.


(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/ 

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 Nov. 7, 8 and 9. Reading sessions will start at 9 a.m. and run every thirty minutes until 2 p.m. Books will be provided, or you may bring one of your favorites.  SIGN UP HERE: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090B4FA4A928AAF49-real1

BUSINESS ADVOCATE AWARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) President and CEO, Marjorie Young, received the Helen V Head – Small Business Advocate Award from the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.

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.

“WEAR GREEN DAY” NOV. 10
(SAVANNAH, GA) Greenbriar Children’s Center and HUGS (Heads-Up Guidance Services) have partnered with Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter to invite the public to participate in “Wear Green Day” on Friday, Nov. 10, in conjunction with the 2017 National Runaway Prevention Month. The theme of this year’s event is “Friends Helping Friends.” For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/park-place-outreach-presents-wear-green-day-november-10/

Park Place Outreach Wear Green Day

Park Place Outreach Wear Green Day


WORDS TO SAY TO YOURSELF TO BE UNSTOPPABLE
(INC) The language you use can mean the difference between empowerment and determination, versus disempowerment and giving up.

https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/here-are-two-words-you-need-to-say-to-yourself-in-order-to-become-unstoppable.html


JUNIOR LEAGUE COMMUNITY PROJECTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah is 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 Nov. 15.

MUSIC IN EDUCATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of Massie are pleased to announce that Roger Moss will be the next speaker for the History and Learning Lecture Series on WednesdayNov. 15, at the Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon St. The doors open at 6 p.m., presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Reservations are required, visit massieheritagecenter.wordpress.com/events or call 912-395-5070.


MARSH HARBOR HIGH TIDE MOONLIGHT MINGLE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a “Marsh Harbor High Tide Moonlight Mingle” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 15, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Coastal Georgia. Featuring music, dancing, food and drink, the event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitemarsh Island home of Donald and Carole Arpin. For more information or to RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1936730639880830/High Tide Moonlight Mingle

THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah magazine has announced 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 buy tickets, visit https://savannahmagazine.com

ACURA CAR GIVEAWAY AT SOUTHERN MOTORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) As part of their grand opening celebration of the new Acura Dealership at at 102 Park of Commerce Dr. on Chatham Parkway, Southern Motors invites the public to enter to win a free two-year lease on a new Southern Motors Acura ILX. For rules and contest entry, visit http://savannahnow.com/SMAcuraGiveaway#/gallery

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 LLOYD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Lloyd, one of four chihuahua mix puppies born in the rescue center.  These small puppies would be great with other pets and kids.  To view Lloyd and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-357-lloyd/

Speakers Sought for 2018 Encourage Health Series

By | Local NewsWIRE, Savannah, Georgia Public Relations Firm, PR Agency

Speakers Sought for 2018 Encourage Health Series

(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and enmarket are accepting speaking nominations for the 2018 Encourage Health Educational Series. This marks the fifth year for the health-focused series, which features speakers on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. As the event is centered around offering health education to the Savannah community, all speakers are volunteers and do not receive financial compensation for their speech.

Program topics have covered a wide range of subject matter discussed by respected experts in the health field. Popular themes have included training tips for running a 5K, the golden healers of ginger and turmeric, the correlation between heart health and a healthy lifestyle, acupuncture practices and many more.

Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational program should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30.

Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic and a short description of what the audience would learn. Please attach a bio and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board.

The selected speakers will be announced in February. The 2018 lunch and learn series will kick off on Tuesday, April 17. The other lectures will be held on the following Tuesdays: June 26, August 28 and October 30.

Encourage Health Education Series

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
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Entertainment Attorney Charles Bowen Addresses Georgia Entertainment 101 Event

By | Atlanta, Atlanta NewsWIRE, Local NewsWIRE

Entertainment Attorney Charles Bowen Addresses Georgia Entertainment 101 Event

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business and entertainment attorney Charles Bowen was a featured speaker at the Georgia Entertainment 101 Event in Atlanta.

Bowen’s presentation “The Economic Impact of the Entertainment Industry on Savannah” focused on the importance of vetting production companies coming to the area as well as positioning Savannah as a top-notch provider of the local services required by productions.

Bowen is recognized within the Savannah film community for his formation of the Savannah Film Alliance in 2015, and, more recently, he founded Southern Gateway Production Services, which offers seamless opportunities for out-of-town producers and movie executives to navigate finding the best crews, talent and location services available in Savannah.

“We started the Film Alliance to promote the film community within Savannah and the greater Coastal Empire through advocacy and action via education, outreach and collaboration,” Bowen said. “My overall goal with both entities is to continue to build upon Savannah’s stature as one of the country’s most desirable and user-friendly filming locations in ways that will greatly benefit production companies while strengthening the relationship between visiting productions and local crew, vendors and service providers.”

Bowen’s presentation highlighted the importance of Savannah’s rising star as a production destination, with local spending on motion pictures and television in the area rising from $18 million in 2014 to an all-time high of $60 million in 2016.

The purpose of the Georgia Entertainment 101 event was to connect top-tier professionals at a targeted and strategic networking event. Key financial, legal, banking and governmental leaders were in attendance as well as studio executives and producers. Other presentations focused on event security, investing strategies, entertainment banking and a look at what’s happening in Savannah.

The invitation-only event, held at the Moonshine Post-Production in Atlanta, was sponsored in part by: Argentum Entertainment, Atlanta Sound Guy, Cinema Greens, Creative Financial Group, Endeavor Sound, FilmTribe, MatchKey Consulting, Moonshine Post-production, Paradigm Security, River Oaks Studios, Sapelo Insurance, Sonesta Hotels and Zoe’s Kitchen.

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 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.

Attorney Charles Bowen, Founder of The Savannah Film Alliance and Southern Gateway Production Services

Attorney Charles Bowen, Founder of The Savannah Film Alliance and Southern Gateway Production Services

CONTACT
Charles J. Bowen
Southern Gateway Production Services
912-544-2050
cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com
thebowenlawgroup.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912-856-9075

Enmarket Raises Over $30,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

By | Local NewsWIRE

Enmarket Raises Over $30,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Support of Savannah’s Light the Night

(SAVANNAH, GA) In support of the Light the Night event, all of the enmarket stores sold paper icons to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The grand total raised was $30,174.87.

This fundraiser was in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families. 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.

“Every year, we come together as a company to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event,” said Matt Clements, marketing director of enmarket. “We are so appreciative of our wonderful customers who supported the effort to raise funds again this year for this meaningful cause.”

Savannah’s Light The Night took place on Friday, October 13 in Daffin Park. During the event, participants carried 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

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Check Presentation to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism to Host Open House in Savannah on Nov 15

By | Local NewsWIRE

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism to Host Open House in Savannah on Nov 15

WHO: Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, Inc. (MRCA)

WHAT: Open House and Tour of Expanded School

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7 PM

WHERE: 6602 Abercorn Street, Suite #200

CONTACT: Patti Victor Phone: (912) 355-9098

NOTES:
MRCA has recently expanded their existing 5,000 square foot facility by 1,000 square feet, allowing the organization to increase enrollment to 22 students. The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism, ages 5 to 18-years-old, ADVANCE Academy (AA).

MRCA offers a multi-therapeutic, communication-based approach to academics, and social and life skills education using Applied Behavior Analysis methodology. Additionally, all students receive Speech, Occupational, Physical and Music therapy as part of their curriculum.

Accredited by the Georgia Accreditation Commission, ADVANCE Academy’s teachers communicate with parents daily. Student progress can be monitored by parents through their online system. Parent training workshops are held four times a year in addition to quarterly parent conference and annual IEP conferences. MRCA advocates work with families, both at AA and throughout the community, to ensure they obtain needed support services needed, such as IEP planning and development, SSI, Medicaid and extra-curricular activities.

Student to teacher ratio is 2:1 in elementary and 3:1 in the middle and upper school classrooms. Teachers and staff members have special certifications, including Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and GA Professional Standards Commission Certification. All staff members are Safety-Care Certified and CPR Certified. A master’s degree is required for all lead teachers, and a bachelor’s degree required for all teaching assistants.

Teachers will be available for questions at the open house. Refreshments will be available for guests.

Annual tuition is $9,350 for the 12-month school term. Students at MRCA participate in the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program, with limited additional tuition assistance available through the GA Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

QUOTE:
“Decades of research data clearly demonstrate that the earlier intervention support begins, the better the outcome for the child and for the entire family,” said Patti Victor, President and CEO of MRCA.

AUTISM STATISTICS:
The CDC estimates that 1 in 66 children in Georgia will be diagnosed with autism. This equates to more than 38,000 school-aged children in Georgia, more than 2,000 of whom live in the Coastal Empire community. One percent of the population of the USA has autism.

ABOUT THE MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM (MRCA):
MRCA operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism. They have provided advocacy and outreach services to more than 800 families across southeast Georgia and have hosted professional training and instructional opportunities for more than 4,000 family members, educators, health professionals and self-advocates. The organization was incorporated in 2000 and currently serves 22 students through ADVANCE Academy. They have 11 full-time employees and operate in a 6000 sq foot suite located at 6602 Abercorn St #200, Savannah, GA 31405. Website: http://www.matthewreardon.org/

DIRECTIONS TO MRCA:
The center is located off the Northeast corner where Abercorn St. intersects with Jackson Blvd. (just north of Chucky Cheese), 2nd floor.

Matthew Rearden Center for Autism Open House

CONTACT
Patti T. Victor, President and CEO
The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, Inc, and Advance Academy
912-355-9098 (office)
912-352-2460 (fax)
pvictor@matthewreardon.org
www.matthewreardon.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations
912-856-9075
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
www.carriagetradepr.com

Moonlight Mingle to Benefit Alzheimer’s Association Planned for Nov. 15

By | Local NewsWIRE

Moonlight Mingle to Benefit Alzheimer’s Association Planned for Nov. 15

Public Event to honor Carole Arpin to be held at her Whitemarsh Island home

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a “Marsh Harbor High Tide Moonlight Mingle” is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 15, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter.

Featuring music, dancing, food and drink, the event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitemarsh Island home of Donald and Carole Arpin. The waterfront estate is located on Turner’s Creek in the Marsh Harbor community.

Festivities will include an appearance by Tommy Arpin to honor his mother, Carole, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Arpin is a participant in the 2018 Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia and will offer a sneak peek of the dance he will perform at the annual Alzheimer’s fundraiser in May. Last year, Dancing Stars events generated more than $2.6 million across the state, including nearly $400,000 at the Savannah event.

Guests at Moonlight Mingle also are encouraged to support the Alzheimer’s Association with a donation in honor of Carole Arpin. Music will be provided by the Marshall Brothers Band featuring Stewart Marshall (Stewart & Winfield, Junkyard Angel) as one of the Low Country Rock five-piece band’s three vocalists and guitarists.

“My parents, who have been married for nearly 60 years, moved to Savannah in 1978 to expand the family’s moving and storage business, and both have been actively involved in the community ever since,” said Tommy Arpin. “Mother was on the Savannah Film Commission and helped bring the ‘Forrest Gump’ movie to Savannah. She played a big part in the St. Mary’s Home fundraisers as well as her children’s school fundraisers. She believes in giving back to the church and other worthy causes. That’s one reason we decided to do this fundraiser to honor her and help find a cure for this disease that is slowly taking her from us.”

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and, every 66 seconds, someone is diagnosed with the disease. Two-thirds of them are women. It is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

The Nov. 15 fundraiser also will showcase the Arpin home, which is listed for sale. The brick home with four bedrooms and three full and three half bathrooms is located on Turner’s Creek at 8 Marsh Harbor Drive. It features sweeping views of the marsh and river, along with a library, two fireplaces, a stately dining room, gourmet kitchen, split floor plan and exquisite custom woodwork.

“This house was built for entertaining,” said Tommy Arpin. “My parents hosted annual Christmas parties there for many years, and my brothers and I often entertained our friends in the game room or out on the dock. We made many good memories in this house, and hopefully, someone else will enjoy this house as much as we did. It made a lot of sense to use the house that we have entertained in so many times for this fundraiser.”

To request Moonlight Mingle event information or to RSVP, please email SavMoonlightMingle@gmail.com.

Photos and additional details on the home are available at http://www.celiadunnsir.com/eng/sales/detail/519-l-965-bv28l5/8-marsh-harbor-drive-savannah-ga-31410

High Tide Moonlight Mingle

CONTACT
Stewart Marshall
Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty
912-655-5599
www.celiadunnsir.com
Stewart.Marshall@SothebysRealty.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-856-9075
www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com