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March 2018

Peacock Automotive Expands into Brunswick with Acquisition of Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Hyundai Dealerships

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Peacock Automotive Expands into Brunswick with Acquisition of Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Hyundai Dealerships

(BRUNSWICK, GA) South Carolina-based Peacock Automotive has announced it is expanding into Brunswick with the purchase of two area dealerships — AutoNation Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and AutoNation Hyundai at 5400 Altama Ave.

With this acquisition, Peacock Automotive has added more than 18 acres and nearly 30,000 square feet to its footprint of 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

“We have fallen in love with Coastal Georgia, and we love these brands,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “There’s a great synergy since we already own franchises for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Hyundai, and we’re pleased to be able to bring these brands and our commitment of great treatment, service and selection to the Brunswick market.”

Peacock Automotive owns 13 dealerships at the Peacock Auto Mall in Jasper County, S.C., along with the Hyundai, Volkswagen, Fiat and Alfa Romeo dealerships in Savannah.

The acquisition of the Brunswick properties is expected to increase Peacock Automotive’s inventory by 1,000 new and pre-owned vehicles and add 40 jobs to the group, which now employs about 600 people at its franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. The company is headquartered at the Peacock Auto Mall at the I-95 Hilton Head Island gateway near Bluffton, S.C.

For more information about Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Brunswick and Peacock Hyundai of Brunswick, visit www.peacockcjdrbrunswick.com or www.peacockhyundaibrunswick.com. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

Peacock Automotive Expands in Brunswick

Peacock Automotive Acquires Two Dealerships to Expand in Brunswick

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

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

Leadership Southeast Georgia Continues 2018 Classes with Session Three

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Leadership Southeast Georgia Continues 2018 Classes with Session Three

(CAMDEN COUNTY) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held its third of five sessions to focus on the impact of the region’s military installations on economic development and how those military resources interconnect with the leadership program’s topics.

The session, held in Camden County, also addressed the region’s disaster preparedness and resources in the wake of recent hurricanes.

“This session was highly beneficial for the entire 2018 class,” said Lee Beckmann, the leadership program’s chairman. “Our region has a very strong military presence; so to expand on the economic implications and resources of the bases was an important piece of our program.”

On the first day of the session, the class was given a tour of the Kings Bay naval base and a presentation on the economic impact of the base and other military elements in the area followed by a trip to the waterfront to view the U.S.S. Trident, a submarine anchored there.

Later, in the city of St. Mary’s, Camden County emergency services director Chuck White discussed disaster preparedness and response. That was followed by a panel with U.S. Coast Guard personnel on hurricane response.

The group began its second day at the St. Mary’s Convention & Visitors Bureau with talks on Spaceport Camden and the St. Mary’s Marine Center. The class then addressed the issue of leadership with a review of performance management strategies, led by facilitator Suzanne Kirk, HR Consultant with Employee Development Strategies, Inc.

Since January 1999, representatives of business, government, education and non-profit organizations in 10 southeast Georgia counties have taken part in creating a leadership network for regional community and economic development.

The annual five-month program is designed to grow and inspire engaged community leaders to improve the overall quality of life in the area. This year, the class is sponsored by Evans General Contractors, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Georgia Southern University and The Sack Company (SACK).

The next session will be held in Bulloch and Screven counties in April.

Leadership Southeast Georgia Session 3 Class of 2018 Group Photo.

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Discussion.

Susanne Kirk Speaks at Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Dinner.

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Dinner Venue.

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Submarine.

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Group Breakout.

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Presentation.

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2018 Session 3 Speech.

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a 501c(3) regional leadership program designed to advance the economic and community development in the 10-county southeast Georgia region and effectively build a network of regional leadership across county lines. With a focus on leadership and economic development, the program explores topics such as health and public safety, natural resources, military installations, education, agriculture, and transportation and infrastructure across Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Screven counties. Since 1999, Leadership Southeast Georgia has graduated 15 classes representing approximately 325 graduates from throughout the region. For more info visit: http://www.lsega.com/

CONTACT
Lee Beckmann
Leadership Southeast Georgia
LBECKMANN@gaports.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9075

Jason Ryals of Speros in Savannah Receives Microsoft Windows Server Certification

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Jason Ryals of Speros in Savannah Receives Microsoft Windows Server Certification

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jason Ryals, chief technology officer of Speros, a full-service technology company based in Savannah, has completed a MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) certification program.

The certification confirms Ryals has the skills and knowledge to implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in a new or existing enterprise environment.

Microsoft is the number one operating system and computer hardware system for businesses across the globe. Companies that use IT (information technology) personnel who have earned Microsoft certifications can be assured they are competent to do the work needed and also committed to the IT industry. Students are required to undergo a rigorous skills overview process and pass three exams to earn the certification.

“In the current IT market, there is a huge demand for Windows Server,” said Ryals. “Because I now have this technology certification in Windows Server skills, it is a greater assurance to our clients that Speros is equipped with the resources to help them reduce their IT costs and deliver more business value to their organizations.”

The certification has also better equipped Ryals to oversee the daily efforts of the 10 engineers of Speros’ IT team as he helps train, coach and mentor them. He is also certified in VMware Certified Professional DataCenter Virtualization, Linux Plus, Sonicwall certified Security Administrator, ADTRAN Technical Solutions Professional (ATSP). Ryals’ career in IT spans more than 15 years.

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

CONTACT
Jason Ryals
Chief Technology Officer
Speros
jryals@speros.com
912.354.8900

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

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, MARCH 26, 2018

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GIRL SCOUTS QUESTFEST SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) In honor of women’s history month, the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia are celebrating strong G.I.R.L.s (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ by holding a QuestFest inspired Facebook contest. The winner will receive one free QuestFest registration and a basket of Girl Scout/Savannah themed swag. The 2nd annual QuestFest takes place July 12 – 15 in historic downtown Savannah. Learn more about QuestFest or participate in the Facebook contest at https://www.facebook.com/events/331974713926723/permalink/434455893678604

HEALTH INSURANCE TO INCLUDE DENTAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know the No. 1 reason people don’t visit a dentist in the U.S. is the financial burden? Individuals with dental insurance and those without avoid dental exams because of cost. This unfortunate truth has serious implications for the healthcare system and patients alike. Dr. Angela Canfield recently wrote an opinion article about health insurance and dental insurance. Read it here: https://carriagetradepr.com/why-dental-care-should-be-included-in-healthcare-plans-angela-canfield/
For more information on Sandfly Family Dental, visit https://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

JUNKLUGGERS PRESENTS 

AT LOWCOUNTRY HOME & GARDEN SHOW

(BLUFFTON, SC) The Junkluggers of the the Lowcountry and its sister company Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire were one of the featured presenters at the 33rd annual Lowcountry Home & Garden Show. The program focused on ways to declutter your life in an environmentally friendly manner. Learn more about The Junkluggers at https://www.junkluggers.com

BLUE ZONES: SECRETS OF THE WORLDS HEALTHIEST & HAPPIEST PEOPLE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Luke Curtsinger III will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, April 17, during the first of four 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. Curtsinger will speak on The Blue Zone and how its nine life-guiding principles can promote longevity, well being and overall happiness. Blue Zones are rare longevity hotspots around the world where elderly people live with vim and vigor to record-setting ages. To RSVP for this or any of the upcoming lectures, visit www.healthysavannah.org. Seating is limited to 90 people.

CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo Marketing is observing a decade of service in coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Cecilia Russo Turner founded the firm in 2008 to help businesses and non-profit organizations increase their visibility locally, nationally and globally through reputation management strategies. For more information, visit https://www.ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com

MASERATI & ALFA ROMEO GRAND OPENING
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive cut the ribbon on the 18,000-square-foot Peacock Maserati & Alfa Romeo dealerships located at the Peacock Auto Mall. Area dignitaries were invited to join Peacock executives for the ribbon cutting and party to officially welcome the area’s first and only signature brand Maserati luxurious car-buying experience to the Peacock Auto Mall, along with a new Alfa Romeo dealership. During the grand opening, guests were invited to bring donations for the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry, located on Hilton Head Island. For more information, visit http://www.peacockmaseratihiltonhead.com or http://www.peacockalfaromeohiltonhead.com,or call 843-208-1500.

BETHESDA ACADEMY PAVILION RIBBON CUTTING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Barnbuilders, a local volunteer group, have finished work on the newly renovated pavilion for students and guests at Bethesda Academy. The school hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completed structure. The Barnbuilders doubled the size of the pavilion and added a screened-in area. The group built the picnic pavilion in 2000 and have been expanding and improving it since. The pavilion will be used for school functions and will be available for guests to rent for events. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

LSEGA SESSION THREE HELD IN CAMDEN CO.
(CAMDEN COUNTY) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held its third of five sessions to focus on the impact of the region’s military installations on economic development and how those military resources interconnect with the leadership program’s topics. The session, held in Camden County, also addressed the region’s disaster preparedness and resources in the wake of recent hurricanes. For more info visit: http://www.lsega.com/

SPECIAL OLYMPICS GLOBAL CLINICAL ADVISOR 
TO SPEAK TO LDSS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Patrick J. Nunan will present “Foot Health and Exercise: Keeping patients on their feet and in the game!” to members of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society tomorrow at their monthly meeting held at 6:30 p.m. at Benedictine Military School, located at 6502 Seawright Dr, Savannah, GA 31406. Dr. Nunan started a program called “Fit Feet”, and serves as the programs’ Global Clinical Advisor. Fit Feet is one of 7 disciplines in the Healthy Athletes program of the Special Olympics. For more information about LDSS, visit www.ldssga.org

FACEBOOK IN CRISIS
(US NEWS) Read what some crisis-management experts are saying about Facebook’s handling of the data-mining scandal at https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-03-21/facebook-crisis-management-lesson-what-not-to-do

DEWITT TILTON GROUP ATTAINS SC LICENSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-based Dewitt Tilton Group has announced that company president and co-founder Chris Tilton has attained the South Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor’s license. This unlimited license allows his company to take on a greater scope of commercial projects in the Palmetto State, as well as other types of building construction. It also allows Tilton access to take a business law exam in 26 different states for licensing. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE EXPANDS
(BRUNSWICK, GA) South Carolina-based Peacock Automotive has announced it is expanding into Brunswick with the purchase of two area dealerships – AutoNation Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and AutoNation Hyundai at 5400 Altama Ave. With this acquisition, Peacock Automotive has added more than 18 acres and nearly 30,000 square feet to its footprint of 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. For more information about Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Brunswick and Peacock Hyundai of Brunswick, visit www.peacockcjdrbrunswick.com or www.peacockhyundaibrunswick.com. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

PPO VOLUNTEER JOINS CSAH BOARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela M. Grant has recently joined the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH) Board of Directors. The authority works to reduce and eliminate homelessness. Grant is a case management team leader for St. Joseph’s/Candler Georgia Infirmary. She is also a part-time house parent for Park Place Outreach (PPO), which provides services to at-risk kids and teenagers and their families. For more information, please visit

YOUTH HERO AWARDS BREAKFAST
(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia will host its fifth Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast on Friday, April 20, at the Coastal Georgia Center. This fundraising event will recognize local students for their volunteer service to the community and will honor Cecilia Russo Turner for her volunteer work, as well as her philanthropy and advocacy. For additional information, to buy individual tickets or to sponsor a table, email esther.sheppard@redcross.org or call 912-651-5349.

FLOODING

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Essential Guide to Flood Planning & Preparation’. This guide contains helpful information about flooding risks, how flood can affect the value of one’s home or property, and offer some practical tips on flood preparation and safety. Click here: http://www.polygongroup.com/resources/flood-preparation-planning/ to know more about the guide.

WEB.COM TOUR SUPPORTS BETHESDA ACADEMY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Plans are coming together for the Savannah Golf Championship which is set for March 29 – April 1 at The Landings Club’s Deer Creek course. In its inaugural year, the golf tournament is establishing meaningful partnerships with the Savannah community. As an example, the Web.com Tour has chosen Bethesda Academy as the recipient of all parking fees collected during the event. Bethesda is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve, offering a wide range of educational opportunities for students with various learning styles. For more information on Bethesda Academy, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or visit www.savannahgolfchampionship.com for information on the golf tournament.

SAVANNAH JAYCEES ALUMNI OYSTER ROAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2018 Savannah Jaycees membership would like to invite Alumni to the Savannah Jaycees Hut for an Oyster Roast on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 from 5:30pm-8:30pm.The Savannah Jaycees Hut is located at 101 Atlas Street Savannah GA, 31405. There will be no cost for Jaycee Alumni for this event. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/178246899465175/

RYALS OF SPEROS RECEIVES CERTIFICATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Jason Ryals, chief technology officer of Speros, has completed a Microsoft training certification in Windows Server, providing him with the skills and knowledge to implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in a new or existing enterprise environment. The certification has also better equipped Ryals to oversee the daily efforts of the 10 engineers of Speros’ IT team as he helps train, coach and mentor them. For more information visit www.speros.com.

ROTARY READ-IN SUCCESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Several Rotary clubs and community volunteers in the greater Savannah area hosted the inaugural Rotary Read-In, reading to students from kindergarten to third grade in 31 schools and almost 600 classrooms in the Savannah-Chatham County area. For more information, visit https://savannahrotaryreadin.com/

WINE, WOMEN & SHOES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire announce plans for Wine, Women & Shoes on Thursday, May 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Savannah. The evening includes wine tasting, savory hors d’oeuvres, designer shopping, raffles, and more. Proceeds from the event support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. General admission tickets are $75 and may be purchased at http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/savannah/

  PRIVACY ON FACEBOOK

(TIME) What to keep your Facebook data private? That may cost you $75 a year… http://www.time.com/5208618/facebook-cambridge-analytica-subscription/

GIRL SCOUTS HIGH AWARDS CEREMONY
(GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA) High Awards Ceremony will be held on May 6, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please RSVP for either the AugustaAlbanyMacon,  ColumbusSavannah, or Athens location. There is limited space in some areas, so to avoid duplicate registrations, please confirm whether your troop leader has registered your girl before making your reservation.

LDSS SEEKS NOMINATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is requesting nominations for its 9th Annual Night of Champions. The event seeks to recognize Savannah area employees who are differently-abled and excel in their workplace, with an additional acknowledgment of the employers who have given them the opportunity to work. The Night of Champions will be held at the Savannah International Trade Center on Thursday, May 10. Employee nominations can be submitted online at https://nightofchampions.org/ until Friday, April 13.

BRIAN HUSSEY: SPEAKER FOR TEDxSAVANNAH 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Congratulations to Brian Hussey for being selected as one of the speakers for TEDxSavannah 2018.  The event will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on May 11, 2018 with tickets going on sale March 12. To see all of the speakers for this year’s event, please visit http://www.tedxsavannah.com/event-speakers/

FIONA NEEDS A FOREVER HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Fiona is a 7 month old, female, shorthaired kitten currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue. She is very playful and loves climbing on shoulders and loves to snuggle. To view Fiona and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-008-fiona/


Why Dental Care Should be Included in Our Healthcare Plans

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Angela Canfield DDS

Why Dental Care Should be Included in Our Healthcare Plans
By Angela C. Canfield DDS

Did you know the No. 1 reason people don’t visit a dentist in the U.S. is the financial burden? Individuals with dental insurance and those without avoid dental exams because of cost. This unfortunate truth has serious implications for the healthcare system and patients alike.

The state of our oral health impacts our overall health. Advanced gum disease is linked to heart disease, diabetes and a number of other medical issues. Without healthy teeth, individuals can have difficulty chewing and biting, which could result in adverse diet changes and have negative effects on one’s nutrition.

In addition, 30 percent of low-income adults report that their dental condition affects their ability to interview successfully for a job.

While pushes have been made to begin programs that offer individuals various types of dental care, efforts to initiate a nationwide oral health care policy have been minimal.

I have seen firsthand the effects poor dental health can have on an individual’s general health and overall quality of life. Access to dental care should be available for everyone.

To increase awareness of the change our current system needs, I’ve listed my top five reasons for including dental care in our healthcare system.

1. Dental health corresponds to overall health. Early symptoms of various health issues are actually spotted by dentists first, and poor dental health often leads to other health-related complications.

2. Just as they visit a doctor for annual checkups, individuals should schedule regular dental visits. This isn’t the reality for many people who can’t afford to see a dentist regularly.

3. According to Delta Dental, individuals with gum disease are at a greater risk for heart disease than individuals with healthy gums.

4. Prevention is less expensive than treatment. Visiting a dentist twice a year for routine checkups will cost less than treating a mouth full of years of neglect.

5. Oral infections can cause infections elsewhere. Without a strong immune system, oral bacteria in the bloodstream can affect other areas of the body as well. Infective endocarditis, which affects an individual’s heart valves, is one example.

If you have similar thoughts on the lack of dental care in our healthcare system, please contact U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter at 6602 Abercorn Street, Suite 105B Savannah, GA 31405 or at (912) 352-0101.

In the meantime, remember to visit your dentist regularly and practice excellent oral hygiene daily.

Angela Canfield, DDS, is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentists. She owns and practices at two dental offices: Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, Ga., and Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah, Ga. Contact Dr. Canfield at molar799@yahoo.com or 912-826-4037.

Cecilia Russo Marketing Celebrates 10 Years of Business in Savannah

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Cecilia Russo Marketing Celebrates 10 Years of Business in Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) Founded in 2008, Cecilia Russo Marketing celebrates 10 years in business, helping organizations increase their visibility locally, regionally and nationally through reputation management strategies in coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Cecilia Russo Turner

“Looking back, I often think about the risk I took of launching a business during the worst recession ever, but I dug my feet in, held my head up and kept going kept swimming,” Turner said. “And I went from being a one-woman-shop to now having two full-time employees and 12 contract employees.”

Cecilia Russo Marketing works hard to fulfill the public relations, community relations, marketing, reputation management and philanthropic goals for emerging and high visibility companies.

“Although public relations is one of our strongest services, and I love it – – I won’t offer a list of clients because we don’t normally disclose the companies who hire us,” said Turner. “It’s our responsibility to help manage their reputations and social media platforms, share their good news with the public, encourage their civic involvement, provide executive counsel and assist with signature events. ”

On the fundraising side of her business, Turner has raised millions of dollars in our community and spearheaded many projects and successful campaigns for other non-profit organizations such as the Savannah-Chatham public school system, Benedictine Military School, SAFE Shelter, Inc., American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia, Savannah Technical College and Leadership Southeast Georgia.

“Looking back over the past decade, I am proudest of the opportunities to help organizations achieve their goals,” said Turner. “Perhaps the most striking example, was when I was working with the Veterans Council of Chatham County and the citizens of Savannah, Chatham County and all around the world to erect Savannah’s World War II Monument on West River Street.”

Turner provided strategic direction and major gift solicitation for the most successful fundraising campaign ever held by the veterans council for the outdoor sculpture “A World Apart,” which honors Chatham County’s veterans of the Second World War. It was dedicated in 2010 after almost a decade of planning and development.

In 2013, the Junior Achievement Small Business Hall of Fame named Turner as its Volunteer of the Year, and in 2016 the Susan G. Komen Society of Coastal Georgia recognized her as the “Biggest BigWig of All Time” after she led a breast cancer fundraising campaign to record-setting levels.

Looking ahead to the next decade and beyond, Turner said she expects to continue to nurture what she calls the “strength of good relationships” to help businesses develop their potential and cultivate opportunities for growth by collaboration.

Turner is a graduate of Leadership Southeast Georgia, a five-month program designed to help community leaders promote positive growth and quality of life in southeast Georgia. Her volunteerism includes memberships and board positions on the Rotary Club of Savannah, Horizons Savannah and the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island.

She has previously served on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and Senior Citizens, Inc., and has volunteered on behalf of Junior Achievement of Georgia, St. Vincent’s Academy and the Catholic Diocese of Savannah.

Turner, a graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy and the University of Georgia, is married to Bob Turner.

“I want to make southeast and coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry a better place to live and work,” she said. “By helping other businesses tell their story and build brand recognition with key publics, we can help attract the best talent and the best companies to our community.”

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo, of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, is a marketing professional with a proven record among Savannah’s top-tier non-profit and for-profit organizations, businesses and corporations in the areas of fund development, marketing, public relations and event planning. As a native Savannahian, Cecilia’s knowledge and experience give her unique insights into channeling the efforts of volunteers and constituents into effective, mission-driven public relations activities that translate into measurable results. She was voted one of Savannah’s “40 Business Leaders Under 40” by the Savannah Business Report and Journal in 2005. For more information, visit online at https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com or call 912-665-0005.

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

Angela Grant Joins Board for Authority for the Homeless

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Angela Grant Joins Board for Authority for the Homeless

(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela M. Grant has recently joined the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless Board of Directors. The authority works in partnership with nonprofit service providers, government officials, the faith community and the business community to reduce and eliminate homelessness.

Grant is a case manager team leader for St. Joseph’s/Candler Georgia Infirmary. This long-established program is designed to help avoid or delay nursing facility placement, decrease hospitalizations and emphasize preventive health care. In addition to helping the elderly, The Georgia Infirmary provides safe and affordable housing for vulnerable populations.

Grant received a master’s degree in public administration and is a part-time house parent for Park Place Outreach, which provides services to at-risk kids and teenagers and their families.

“Angela brings a wealth of knowledge, compassion and understanding to the homeless authority’s board,” said Julie Wade, director of Park Place Outreach. “She’s a beloved house parent for Park Place, and I am thrilled to know she is part of the conversation for ending homelessness in the Savannah area.”

Grant is a St. Joseph’s/Candler Mercy Volunteer who also gives her time to Second Harvest Food Bank, Girls Scouts of America and The Martin de Porres Society of Savannah.

Grant, who is married and has three children, enjoys traveling around the globe, reading and, of course, volunteering.

Angela M. Grant joins the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH) Board of Directors.

Angela M. Grant joins the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH) Board of Directors.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

CONTACT
Julie Wade
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621
www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

Peacock Automotive donates used furniture.

Peacock Automotive Donates Materials from new Brunswick Dealerships to Glynn County Charities

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Peacock Automotive Donates Materials from New Brunswick Dealerships to Glynn County Charities

(BRUNSWICK, GA) Peacock Automotive, assisted by Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, has donated gently used office furniture to The Well in Brunswick and Glynn County’s Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. The automotive company has opened Peacock Hyundai and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealerships at 5400 Altama Avenue. Peacock Automotive donates used furniture.

The Well, a hospitality center for people who are homeless, received two loveseats, two sofas, four club chairs, two benches, a coffee table, and two end tables. The center is provided by FaithWorks, a community-focused ecumenical ministry, to help those who are homeless with opportunities to reconnect with family members and access important services to help them leave the streets and recover from sickness and disease.

Peacock Automotive also donated 50 desk chairs and other office items and furniture to Habitat’s ReStore, a retail outlet operated by Habitat for Humanity that receives donations of new and reusable home furnishings, home improvement and construction items, and then provides them for sale at deep discounts to the public. Proceeds from ReStore sales enable Habitat to build safe, decent and affordable houses in Glynn County.

“Our goal to give back to the communities that support us,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “My family and I know the importance of the work both these organizations do and we’re pleased to be able to assist them in their missions.”

The drop-offs were facilitated by Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, an environmentally friendly junk removal company committed to partnering with local charities in service to the community.

“We are proud to be able to help Peacock Automotive donate to these local organizations,” said Trevor Hess, owner and president of the local franchise. “Our eco-friendly junk removal company’s mission is to reduce landfill waste by donating or recycling the materials we pick up.”

Habitat’s ReStore is located in Lanier Plaza, at 1919 Glynn Avenue. For more information, visit https://www.hfhglynn.org/restore/. The Well is in downtown Brunswick at 1101 Glouscester Street. For more information visit https://faithworksministry.org/

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

ABOUT THE JUNKLUGGERS OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, owned by Trevor and Misty Hess, serves as an environmentally friendly junk removal company for Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty counties in coastal Georgia, plus Jasper and Beaufort counties in South Carolina. The company offers same day and next day appointments. Specializing in both residential and commercial clean-outs, Junkluggers accepts everything from furniture to construction debris, including office equipment, heavy machinery and appliances. All luggers are background-checked and professionally trained and the company is insured with 100% property damage protection. The company is also committed to partnering with local charities in service to the community as well as providing public education on issues such as recycling, donating and repurposing. For more information, please call 912-712-0227 or visit http://www.junkluggers.com.

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

Bethesda Academy and The BarnBuilders Cut the Ribbon on a New Pavilion.

Bethesda Academy Cuts Ribbon for Newly Renovated Pavilion by the Barnbuilders

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Bethesda Academy Cuts Ribbon for Newly Renovated Pavilion by the Barnbuilders

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Barnbuilders, a local volunteer group, have finished work on newly renovated pavilion for students and guests at Bethesda Academy. The school hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completed structure. The event was open to the public and a light lunch was served.

The Barnbuilders doubled the size of the pavilion and added a screened-in area. The group built the picnic pavilion in 2000 and have been expanding and improving it since.

The pavilion will be used for school functions and will be available for guests to rent for events.

The Barnbuilders have a special place on Bethesda’s campus,” said Mike Hughes, president of Bethesda Academy. “Our students and faculty have watched this group dedicate Monday mornings to our school for the last 20 years, and these men are a true example of hard work and genuine character for our young men.”

The Bethesda Barnbuilders have met at Bethesda Academy every Monday since 1998. On average, 12 men work on various projects at the school each Monday between 8 a.m. and noon. The group consists primarily of retired men who live on Skidaway Island. This year, the group received a grant from the Landings Landlovers to offset costs of the pavilion renovations.

As Bethesda’s Maintenance Director, Beau Lynah did an analysis a few years ago to value the work completed annually by the Barnbuilders and believes a conservative estimate is right around $200,000 each year. Projects completed by the Barnbuilders include, among others, a repair of the alumni cottage, an athletic trainer suite and new football lockers for the JV team.

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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 Public Relations®
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, March 19, 2018

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BETHESDA ACADEMY’S NEW PAVILION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Barnbuilders announce a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated pavilion will be held Monday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Bethesda Academy. The event is open to the public and a light lunch will be served. The pavilion will be used for school functions and will be available for guests to rent for events. For more information visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com/bethesda-academy-announces-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-renovated-pavilion/

BRUSHING YOUR TEETH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dentistry offers this key habit for a healthy mouth: Brushing twice a day for two minutes each time. And contrary to what you may have been taught, you should be using a soft-bristled brush on your pearly whites. The proper technique for brushing includes small circular motions on the teeth and light back and forth strokes along the gum line with a fluoride toothpaste. Finish this step by lightly brushing your tongue to remove plaque and to ensure fresher breath. For more information on Sandfly Family Dental, visit https://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

JUNKLUGGERS PRESENTS 

AT LOWCOUNTRY HOME & GARDEN SHOW

(BLUFFTON, SC) The Junkluggers of the the Lowcountry and its sister company Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire were one of the featured presenters at the 33rd annual Lowcountry Home & Garden Show. The program focused on ways to declutter your life in an environmentally friendly manner. Learn more about The Junkluggers at https://www.junkluggers.com

NATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH INTERVIEWS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Talk show host Bill Edwards with NewsRadio 1290 WTKS interviewed several women in Savannah for National Women’s Month. Susan Speros spoke about how she grew her company over the last 3 years: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/1460137664109263/
Jill Jauch with Peacock Automotive was also interviewed:

KMC NEW ACQUISITION 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Co. (KMC) recently acquired Heritage at Riverstone, a 240-unit apartment community in Canton. KMC also owns and operates seven apartment properties in Savannah, Garden City and Richmond Hill. Collectively, KMC owns and operates about 2,500 total apartment units. For more information,  http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180312/kole-management-expands-holdings

YOUTH HERO AWARDS BREAKFAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia will host its fifth Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast on Friday, April 20, at the Coastal Georgia Center. This fundraising event will recognize local students for their volunteer service to the community and will honor Cecilia Russo Turner for her volunteer work, as well as her philanthropy and advocacy. For additional information, to buy individual tickets or to sponsor a table, email esther.sheppard@redcross.org or call 912-651-5349.

DEWITT TILTON GROUP ATTAINS SC LICENSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-based Dewitt Tilton Group has announced that company president and co-founder Chris Tilton has attained the South Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor’s license. This unlimited license allows his company to take on a greater scope of commercial projects in the Palmetto State, as well as other types of building construction. It also allows Tilton access to take a business law exam in 26 different states for licensing. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

“VIVA ITALIA” GRAND OPENING
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) A “Viva Italia” grand opening celebration for the new Peacock Maserati & Alfa Romeo outlet will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at Peacock Auto Mall. At the event, the public will be invited to tour the new 18,000-square-foot Maserati and Alfa Romeo dealerships and enjoy Italian food provided by SERG Restaurant Group. The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island, a charitable service organization dedicated to promoting Italian heritage and culture, is an event partner, and members will be on hand to collect donations for the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry, located on Hilton Head Island. For additional information about or to RSVP for the grand opening celebration, please visit www.maseratialfa.eventbrite.com

STATE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Superintendent Dr. M. Ann Levett will present the State of the District on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts, 649 West Jones St. The presentation will highlight progress and key initiatives, share school year 17-18 success stories, and include the school board’s vision for continued educational excellence. For more information on the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, visit www.sccpss.com

FLOODING

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Essential Guide to Flood Planning & Preparation’. This guide contains helpful information about flooding risks, how flood can affect the value of one’s home or property, and offer some practical tips on flood preparation and safety. Click here: http://www.polygongroup.com/resources/flood-preparation-planning/ to know more about the guide.

ENCOURAGE HEALTH SPEAKERS NAMED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2018 Encourage Health Education Series will begin in April and end in October and feature four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who will share insights on nutrition and fitness plus general tips for healthy living. During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will be presented a $1,000 Encourage Health grant. For more information, visit  www.enmarket.com or https://carriagetradepr.com/tag/encourage-health/. RSVP’s are now open at http://healthysavannah.org/


WEB.COM TOUR SUPPORTS BETHESDA ACADEMY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Plans are coming together for the Savannah Golf Championship which is set for March 29 – April 1 at The Landings Club’s Deer Creek course. In its inaugural year, the golf tournament is establishing meaningful partnerships with the Savannah community. As an example, the Web.com Tour has chosen Bethesda Academy as the recipient of all parking fees collected during the event. Bethesda is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve, offering a wide range of educational opportunities for students with various learning styles. For more information on Bethesda Academy, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or visit www.savannahgolfchampionship.com for information on the golf tournament.

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE EXPANDS
(BRUNSWICK, GA) South Carolina-based Peacock Automotive has announced it is expanding into Brunswick with the purchase of two area dealerships – AutoNation Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and AutoNation Hyundai at 5400 Altama Ave. With this acquisition, Peacock Automotive has added more than 18 acres and nearly 30,000 square feet to its footprint of 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. For more information about Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Brunswick and Peacock Hyundai of Brunswick, visit www.peacockcjdrbrunswick.com or www.peacockhyundaibrunswick.com. For Peacock Automotive information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com or call (843) 208-1258.

SAVANNAH JAYCEES ALUMNI OYSTER ROAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2018 Savannah Jaycees membership would like to invite Alumni to the Savannah Jaycees Hut for an Oyster Roast on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 from 5:30pm-8:30pm.The Savannah Jaycees Hut is located at 101 Atlas Street Savannah GA, 31405. There will be no cost for Jaycee Alumni for this event. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/178246899465175/

OFFICE FURNITURE DONATED TO CHARITIES IN GLYNN CO.
(BRUNSWICK, GA) Peacock Automotive, assisted by Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire, has donated gently used office furniture to The Well in Brunswick and Glynn County’s Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. The automotive company has opened Peacock Hyundai and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealerships at 5400 Altama Avenue. Habitat’s ReStore is located in Lanier Plaza, at 1919 Glynn Avenue. For more information, visit https://www.hfhglynn.org/restore/. The Well is in downtown Brunswick at 1101 Glouscester Street. For more information visit https://faithworksministry.org/

PPO VOLUNTEER JOINS CSAH BOARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela M. Grant has recently joined the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH) Board of Directors. The authority works to reduce and eliminate homelessness. Grant is a case management team leader for St. Joseph’s/Candler Georgia Infirmary. She is also a part-time house parent for Park Place Outreach (PPO), which provides services to at-risk kids and teenagers and their families. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org

VAMPIRE FACIAL-15% OFF IN MARCH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Platelet-Rich Plasma plus Microneedling Facial (AKA Vampire Facial) will be 15% off for the month of March at Low Country Dermatology. Platelet-Rich Plasma plus Microneedling Facial (AKA Vampire Facial) is a facial that essentially uses your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells. Our skin is naturally comprised of red blood cells and serum, which contain our white blood cells and platelets. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com

WINE, WOMEN & SHOES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire announce plans for Wine, Women & Shoes on Thursday, May 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Savannah. The evening includes wine tasting, savory hors d’oeuvres, designer shopping, raffles, and more. Proceeds from the event support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. General admission tickets are $75 and may be purchased at http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/savannah/

TUBBY’S OYSTER ROAST BUSINESS CONNECTION 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Chamber’s annual Oyster Roast Business Connection, presented by BankSouth, will be held at Tubby’s Tank House in Thunderbolt on March 22. The event will be an opportunity to eat, drink and network with live entertainment provided by Bucky & Barry. Join the Chamber to celebrate spring in the sunshine. For more information on the event and how to RSVP, visit:

 FOX & WEEKS DONATES CHROMEBOOKS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors have donated Chromebooks
valued at $1,000 to the students at the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, an accredited year-round education program for students with autism and one of only a handful of such programs in the state. The center provides assistance to children and families dealing with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders in the Coastal Empire and throughout southeast Georgia. For more information, visit  http://www.matthewreardon.org/.

 NEW WEBSITE FOR HOUSING AUTHORITY

(SAVANNAH/HINESVILLE , GA) The Hinesville Housing Authority in Hinesville, Ga., is pleased to announce a rebranding as well as the launch of its new website, http://hinesvillehousingauthority.org. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the updated site has been refreshed with new and innovative features to offer better connectivity and service to the community.

YEARLY MARYLAND GET TOGETHER

(MARYLAND MIXER) If you have any Maryland connections please join us for an after-hours mixer on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 5:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. We will gather at THE WYLE dockside bar. Address: 2740 Livingston Ave, Savannah, GA 31406.  Just show up. Any questions, please call Marjorie Young 912-844-9990.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: LINKEDIN COMMUNITY BUILDING 
(OPEN FOR BUSINESS) On Wednesday, March 28, at noon we will be discussing how to build an engaged community on LinkedIn during our monthly OPEN FOR BUSINESS Facebook live series. Tune in here https://www.facebook.com/events/168035437174340/ 

  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY TO READ TO STUDENTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Rotarians in Savannah are seeking community volunteers to help with a “Read-In” on Thursday, March 22, from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Volunteers will read to kindergarten to third-grade students in 31 schools and almost 600 classrooms in the Savannah-Chatham County area. Jimmy Carter kindly donated a children’s book that he wrote and his daughter, Amy, illustrated to the Read-In. The book is signed and will be read aloud to one of the classes. Did you know that children who aren’t reading at grade level by the end of third grade are four times as likely to drop out of high school? Sign up for the Rotary Read-In today! https://savannahrotaryreadin.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/132496784090364/

AMBUCS AMTRYKE DONATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) National Ambucs President Kevin Sheehan presented a new Amtryke to Kendrick and his family. Sponsored by Bob and Cecilia Turner, Kendrick was able to get his Amtryke before he moved. The smile on his face says it all! For more information, visit http://www.savannahambucs.com/

GIRL SCOUTS HIGH AWARDS CEREMONY
(GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA) High Awards Ceremony will be held on May 6, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Please RSVP for either the AugustaAlbanyMacon,  ColumbusSavannah, or Athens location. There is limited space in some areas, so to avoid duplicate registrations, please confirm whether your troop leader has registered your girl before making your reservation.


CALL FOR ENTRIES
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Local artists are invited to submit work in any medium for the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery’s summer show and silent auction, Miniature Masterpieces. Artists are limited to submitting two pieces no larger than 12″ x 12″ each (including frame). Prizes will be awarded for 1st – 3rd place and artists have the option of receiving 50% of the final sale price. Proceeds support not-for-profit Hospice Savannah’s life enriching programs and services. Entries must be received no later than July 16 and must be accompanied by the submission form downloadable at www.HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery

THE LANDINGS RECEIVED UNIQUE DISTINCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) After nearly five years of planning and execution, The Landings has received designation as the first Certified Sustainable Community in Georgia by Audubon International. Receiving this distinction, was made possible with support from The Landings Association and The Landings Club. The Landings Community was started 46 years ago by the Branigar Corporation. Learn more about this community and distinction at

https://landings.org


SENATE BILL THREATENS GA FILM BUSINESS

(ATLANTA, GA) Lawmakers and representatives of the Georgia’s booming film industry met to celebrate Georgia Film Day. While the day was primarily a celebration, a controversial Georgia senate bill is causing an upset to some in Hollywood. Charles Bowen, founder of the Savannah Film Alliance, commented, “It would be a giant black eye to the state, and I encourage our lawmakers to do the right thing here and make sure everyone who comes to the State of Georgia feels welcomed.” To learn more visit,

http://www.wtoc.com/story/37607167/georgia-senate-passes-anti-lgbt-adoption-bill-hollywood-threatens-ga-film-industry


KIDS WHO CARE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
(SAVANNAH, GA) Junior League of Savannah is now accepting Kids Who Care Scholarship applications which recognize high school seniors who have made a positive difference in the lives of others by volunteering. $5,250 worth of college scholarships are available. Nominations may be made by anyone-principals, counselors, students, community groups and individuals, as well as self-nomination by the student. Visit the Junior League of Savannah website at www.jrleaguesav.org for more information and to complete the application by March 15.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS SCORE WORKSHOP
(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE Savannah announces plans for the Thursday, March 22 workshop, The Business Model Canvas, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the SCORE Conference Room, 111 E. Liberty Street. Attendees will understand the 9 key elements of any business and how these parts fit together to define the customer and the business. Cost is $10 for Savannah Area Chamber members and $15 for non-members. To register for the one day workshop, call 912.652.4335 or for more information, visit

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=anwty5eab&oeidk=a07ef058rrkc2bb246a


LDSS SEEKS NOMINATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is requesting nominations for its 9th Annual Night of Champions. The event seeks to recognize Savannah area employees who are differently-abled and excel in their workplace, with an additional acknowledgment of the employers who have given them the opportunity to work. The Night of Champions will be held at the Savannah International Trade Center on Thursday, May 10. Employee nominations can be submitted online at https://nightofchampions.org/ until Friday, April 13.

BRIAN HUSSEY: SPEAKER FOR TEDxSAVANNAH 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Congratulations to Brian Hussey for being selected as one of the speakers for TEDxSavannah 2018.  The event will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on May 11, 2018 with tickets going on sale March 12. To see all of the speakers for this year’s event, please visit http://www.tedxsavannah.com/event-speakers/

MASTER PLAN 
(SAVANNAH, GA) A community conversation on how Savannah should grow will take place from March 21-27, at the New Covenant Methodist Church located at 2201 Bull Street in Savannah, GA. For more info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1662240763858253/ 

TUMBLE INTO YOUR FAMILY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Tumble, a 14 week old hound mix. He was found in an abandoned field with his mom and siblings. Tumble is good with dogs and kids and loves to cuddle and play. To view Tumble, his siblings, or other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-071-tumble/