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July 2018

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 30, 2018

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COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

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PEACOCK SUBARU LOVES TO CARE CAMPAIGN 

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) In partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Peacock Subaru delivered blankets and arts/craft kits to two local cancer centers as part of the Loves to Care campaign. The donations were presented to patients at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Hilton Head/Bluffton Radiation Oncology Center and the St. Joseph’s/Candler S.C. Cancer Specialists-Hilton Head. For more information visit

ROTARY CLUB OF SAVANNAH NAMES PRESIDENT AND BOARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowell Kronowitz, president and fourth-generation family owner of Levy Jewelers, has been named president of the Rotary Club of Savannah.  Kronowitz will be joined on the Rotary board of directors by secretary/treasurer Diana Morrison, sergeant-at-arms Roger Moss, along with Louisa Abbot, Todd Groce, Cecilia Russo Turner, Rick Belford, Jamie McCurry, Swann Seiler, Ellen Bolch, Trip Tollison, Dale Critz Jr., David Rosenblum and Marjorie Young. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/rotary-club-savannah-announces-lowell-kronowitz-president-names-2018-board/

Lowell Savannah Rotary President

Lowell Kronowitz, Savannah Rotary President


DR. CANFIELD FITS PLAYERS FOR CUSTOM MOUTH GUARDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield fitted the football teams of Savannah Christian Preparatory School and Jenkins High School for their custom mouth guards as part of the 2018 Canfield Mouth Shield Program. Mouth guards provide stability to the players’ jaws and cushion blows that can cause severe dental injuries such as broken teeth, fractured jaws, gum lacerations and injuries to their lips or tongue. For more information, visit
http://fox28media.com/news/local/local-dentist-helps-jenkins-football-players-guard-against-concussions

Custom Mouth Guard Fittings

Dr. Angela Canfield fits the football players of Jenkins High School and Savannah Christian Preparatory School for custom mouth guards.


SAVANNAH IS ‘KILLING IT’ IN THE FILM INDUSTRY

(SAVANNAH, GA) According to Charles Bowen, Savannah is on track for a record year in film spending. Check out his interview with Georgia Entertainment News for the latest on the local film landscape. https://georgiaentertainmentnews.com/2018/07/charles-bowen-savannah-on-track-for-a-record-year-in-film-spending/

EDUCATOR CREATES SPECIALIZED LEARNING PROGRAM AT BETHESDA ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Susan Boatright, a credentialed educator, counselor and learning specialist, is developing a student success program for Bethesda Academy that will model an individualized learning plan for each student and provide academic, organizational and motivational support. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/bethesda-academy-hires-new-learning-specialist-and-creates-specialized-success-program-on-campus/

Susan Boatright New Learning Specialist at Bethesda Academy

Susan Boatright, Bethesda Academy’s New Learning Specialist


HINNERS NAMED ART DIRECTOR AT CLARK CREATIVE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nate Hinners, an art director and designer with 10 years of experience, has been named Art Director at Clark Creative Communications.  Hinners’ position is one that will help Clark Creative continue to fulfill their mission of accelerating brands to generate results. His background in a variety of media – both traditional and digital – will allow the company to fulfill their strategic plan to become the creative force behind the South’s most inspirational brands.  For more information visit https://clarkcreativedesign.com/

Nate Hinners


ENMARKET SPONSORS SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Philharmonic announces Enmarket, as the new presenting sponsor for Savannah’s largest outdoor cultural event, Picnic in the Park. This year’s Picnic in the Park, in historic Forsyth Park is slated for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, and around 20,000 people are expected to enjoy this year’s festivities, which are free and open to the public. For more information about the Savannah Philharmonic, please visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org Savannah Philharmonic

PPO RECEIVES DONATION FROM SUSTAINATIVITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is the recipient of an over $5,000.00 donation from Sustainativity for new energy efficient appliances. The Shelter, located at 514 East Henry Street, is open 24 hours a day and offers a safe and loving environment to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 11 to 17. For more information, please visit
https://carriagetradepr.com/over-5000-presented-to-park-place-outreach-youth-emergency-shelter/

Park Place Outreach

Tommy Linstroth, founder of Sustainativity, presents a check of over $5,000.00 to Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, for energy efficient appliances for the shelter.


2018 ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES LECTURE 3

(SAVANNAH, GA) Certified fitness trainer Janet McCarthy will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28, during the third of four 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. McCarthy will discuss the importance of fitness in the workplace and how it can benefit personal effectiveness, as well as, the organization’s bottom line. To RSVP for this or any of the upcoming lectures, visit www.healthysavannah.org. Seating is limited to 90 people.  Seats are still available for this presentation, but the lecture will be livestreamed on Healthy Savannah and the Enmarket Facebook pages. For more information visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com/fitness-expert-janet-mccarthy-to-speak-at-aug-28-enmarket-encourage-health-education-event/

Janet McCarthy Encourage Health

Janet McCarthy


PHOTOS FROM MEGYN JEFFERSON’S LECTURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you miss the second lecture of the Encourage Health Series? Megyn Jefferson spoke on “Cornerstones of Healthy Living” and a grant was presented to Flux Nourishment. View photos from the event in the Spotted gallery: http://www.savannahnow.com/photogallery/GA/20180723/NEWS/723009999/PH/1

DON’T BE A VICTIM: AVOID TECHNOLOGY SCAMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher, COO of Speros, discusses today’s tech support scams and how to avoid them. See the full interview here: http://www.wtoc.com/story/38614595/dont-be-a-victim-tech-support-scams

ROTARY AND KIWANIS CLUBS OF SKIDAWAY ISLAND HOST SECF FUNDRAISER

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Skidaway Island and the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway hosted “A Nashville Night,” benefiting the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation (SECF) on Wednesday, July 18. In combination with items auctioned, the event raised $10,886 for SECF. For more information about SECF, visit http://www.savannahecf.org

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Left to right; Tom Stephens President of Kiwanis, Margaret Jacobs, Rotary District 6920 Governor, Toni Marwitz, Immediate Past President of the Skidaway Rotary, Paul Fisher, President of Savannah Early Childhood Foundation


YOGA RELAY AND SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT FAMILY CAREGIVERS

(SAVANNH,GA)  Kate Doran, owner of Savannah Power Yoga and SPRY Mind & Body is coordinating the third annual Yoga Relay and silent auction benefiting the Edel Caregiver Institute, a program of not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. The Yoga Relay is on Friday, August 24, at Service Brewing Company.  Individuals or teams may sign up for the Yoga Relay of one hundred sun salutations at www.SavannahPowerYoga.com/workshops, or call 912.349.2756. Registration is $30 and includes one drink ticket at the brewery and a swag bag. Yoga begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. and the silent auction closes at 8:30 p.m.

LDSS HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) has hired its first executive director. Kayla Johnson will be responsible for administering the growing organization’s activities and annual events, including the one-mile Buddy Walk, the Night of Champions gala dinner and Camp Buddy. For more information, visit http://www.ldssga.org/.

Kayla Johnson, Low Country Down Syndrome Society Executive Director

Kayla Johnson, Low Country Down Syndrome Society Executive Director


LOCAL KIDS RECEIVE CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) Audi Hilton Head and the Hilton Head Boys & Girls Club’s Fund-a-Need program provided scholarships for area children to attend sailing camp at the South Carolina Yacht Club at Windmill Harbour Marina. Kids were chosen for the sailing scholarships based on their responsibility, a desire to learn how to sail and a high level of comfort on the water. http://www.wtoc.com/story/38751935/subaru-of-hilton-head-donates-blankets-craft-kits-to-2-local-cancer-centers

CHRIS TILTON FEATURED ON WRUU

(SAVANNAH, GA) WRUU’s Savannah Business Showcase featured Chris Tilton, President and Co-Founder of the Dewitt Tilton Group, speaking about the group’s recent community workshop and luncheon on “Critical Steps to Starting a Commercial Construction Project.” Watch the interview and learn about Tilton’s insider perspective on the topic on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=ZEqMJ5xYL9I&feature=youtu.be

FIVE COMMON SOCIAL MEDIA MISTAKES

(SAVANNAH NOW) Avoid common mistakes! Our own Cynthia Wright, junior partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, discusses five social media mistakes that are common for businesses to make. Read the full article here: http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180719/wright-five-common-social-media-mistakes

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


QUESTFEST BRINGS THOUSANDS OF GIRLS TO SAV

(SAVANNAH NOW) About 1,100 Girl Scouts stormed Savannah for the 2018 Girl Scout QuestFest, “a scavenger hunt of epic proportion” through the Historic District of Savannah, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. For three days, teams of about 10 to 15 scouts each set out in search of an experience, rather than an item, according to Sue Else, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia CEO. Read the full story at http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180713/more-than-1000-girl-scouts-storm-savannah-for-2018-questfest

OELSCHIG NURSERY INSTALLS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Southeast’s oldest floral and landscape nursery has gone high tech. Founded in 1882, Savannah’s family-owned and -operated Oelschig Nursery, Inc., was recently outfitted for the 21st century by Speros, a full-service technology company in Savannah. The upgrade allows the business to maintain better client data as well as track and control inventory. For more information, visit speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.comOelschig's Nursery

SECOND ANNUAL THRIVE CONFERENCE TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 5-6 ON HILTON HEAD ISAND

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Thrive, the second annual Women’s Conference presented in partnership by SCORE and The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, will take place at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island September 5th and 6th. Marjorie Young, founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations®, will be one of the keynote speakers. Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, will be one of the breakout speakers. More information and registration is available here: https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/2018-thrive-lowcountry-womens-conference/

ENMARKET BIGGEST MOVER ON CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS TOP 100

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, a Savannah-based convenience store chain, has jumped spots from #108 to #54 on the Convenience Store News Top 100 list this year, which makes it the biggest mover of all ranked convenience store chains. It has nearly doubled its footprint in the Southeast, and is looking forward to even more growth. Read more here: https://csnews.com/top-100-smaller-chains-are-biggest-movers Enmarket

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT HOSPICE CARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah, a member of the National Partnership for Hospice and Innovation, is pleased to share myths and facts from the organization about end of life care. Read the 15 myths vs. facts about Hospice care at http://www.hospicesavannah.org/de-bunking-hospice-myths/

NEW EVENT DESIGN COMPANY, JARDINIERE

(BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC) With over thirty years of combined experience in event planning and floral design, Dakotah Terrace and Terry Simmons have launched a new Event Design company, Jardiniére. Headquartered at 61 Arrow Road, STE. E, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Jardiniére’s facility features a consultation showroom, reception, office and studio workroom. The company offers services in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Mt. Pleasant and Charleston areas, as well as the greater Savannah area. Distinguishing themselves from planners and coordinators, Jardiniére owners affirm that they create one-of-a-kind experiences for clients by achieving the desired decor looks through typography, linens, rentals and florals. For more information, visit www.jardiniereevents.com. The company is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jardiniereevents/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jardiniere_events/

DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT SKINCARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology shares skincare facts: “The melanocytes in freckles double as a natural sunscreen, but that’s no excuse for skipping the SPF. They are still a risk factor for skin cancer. Those who produce a lot of freckles in the sun should be vigilant with their sun skincare routine!” To learn more about Low Country Dermatology, visit https://lcderm.com/

BIZPITCH SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Got an idea for a unique exciting new product or service? Then consider the new “BizPitch Savannah” entrepreneurial competition, a kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank.” It’s a chance to pitch your idea to a panel of judges with the potential to win $2500 in cash and a package of professional start-up business services worth an estimated $7,500. Must apply before Aug 1, 2018. Competition rules and application forms are available at http://bizpitchsavannah.com.

BizPitch Savannah™, presented by the Savannah SCORE

BizPitch Savannah™, presented by the Savannah SCORE


LSEGA 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2019 course. The deadline to nominate is Friday, Aug. 3. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or regional leaders, or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations may be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com). 

SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com
(GUYTON, GA) Join Faith Equestrian for their 1st Annual Boots and BBQ fundraising event. Come dressed in your favorite boots and cowboy hat to enjoy a Yee Haw evening of BBQ, country dancing and a great auction. Also get ready to compete in the best boots, best hat contest where you can win prizes, all to benefit Faith Equestrian’s Program to serve individuals with special abilities in our community. Saturday, Aug 18 at 6 PM. $40 single ticket, $70 couple. https://www.facebook.com/events/229427577674467/

PLAY GOLF FOR HOSPICE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament, presented by USI Insurance Services, will be held at The Landings Club’s Plantation Course on Friday, September 7, 2018. Driving range and lunch will be available at noon, with a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start. Greens fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. Registration and sponsorship information is available at www.HospiceSavannah.org/Golf

GEORGIA POWER PRESENTS SPORTS AWARDS LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council will host its 2018 Georgia Power Sports Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 26 at the Savannah Golf Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.The luncheon honors local athletes and business partners who have excelled at their given sport or profession. To purchase a table or tickets for the annual event, visit http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/sports-luncheon-registration-2018.pdf

MEET WAFFLES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Waffles.  He is just as sweet as syrup!  The “M” on his head stands for Mama’s Boy, and he follows his foster mom everywhere.  He loves to play with his foster brothers and sisters and has a mischievous streak!  To view Waffles or other animals available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-050-waffles/

Jenkins High School and Savannah Christian Preparatory School Received Custom Mouth Guards from Sandfly Family Dental

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Football teams from Jenkins High School and Savannah Christian Preparatory School received free custom mouth guards courtesy of the 2018 Canfield Mouth Shield Program sponsored by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon.

This was the fifth year Canfield has donated mouth guards to local schools. These custom-made mouth guards provide stability to the players’ jaws and cushion blows that can cause severe dental injuries such as broken teeth, fractured jaws, gum lacerations and injuries to their lips or tongue.

Savannah Christian has three football teams that benefited from the donation: a fifth- and sixth-grade team, a seventh- and eighth-grade team and a high school team.

“We are excited to use this gift as a chance to educate our players on safety fundamentals,” said Eddie Wilson, a school board member and volunteer head coach for the SCPS fifth- and sixth-grade team.

Jenkins High School is the first Savannah public school to win consecutive regional football titles during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons. Canfield’s donation will allow the team to put more of its booster club’s fundraising capacities toward providing pre- and post-game meals for its players.

“Properly fitted mouth guards are proven to reduce the damage of impacts that often lead to concussions and other severe injuries,” Canfield said. “It is a privilege to put my time and expertise toward protecting local athletes from these types of injuries.”

The full fitting, molding and examination of each player’s mouth guards usually costs $440. Between Jenkins and SCPS, 177 players will benefit from this donation, which amounts to $51,480 of donated protection pieces.

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

Jenkins High School football team gets fitted for custom mouth guards by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental and Premier Dental Designs.

Custom Mouth Guard Fittings

Dr. Angela Canfield fits the football players of Jenkins High School and Savannah Christian Preparatory School for custom mouth guards.

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

CONTACT
Angela C. Canfield
molar799@yahoo.com
912-713-1398 Cell
912-826-4037 office

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

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

The Rotary Club of Savannah Announces Lowell Kronowitz as President and Names 2018 Board

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The Rotary Club of Savannah Announces Lowell Kronowitz as President and Names 2018 Board

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowell Kronowitz, president and fourth-generation family owner of Levy Jewelers, has been named president of the Rotary Club of Savannah.

Kronowitz will be joined on the Rotary board of directors by secretary/treasurer Diana Morrison, sergeant-at-arms Roger Moss, along with Louisa Abbot, Todd Groce, Cecilia Russo Turner, Rick Belford, Jamie McCurry, Swann Seiler, Ellen Bolch, Trip Tollison, Dale Critz Jr., David Rosenblum and Marjorie Young.

Lowell Kronowitz, Rotary Club of Savannah President

Lowell Kronowitz, Rotary Club of Savannah President

In addition to his new position, Kronowitz currently serves as chairman of the 200 Club. He is a member of both the Bethesda Foundation Board and a past treasure of the Bethesda Union Society. His previous positions include serving as the Rotary Club’s secretary/treasurer and membership on the Telfair Museum and United Way boards.

Kronowitz attended Savannah Country Day and Gould Academy, then received his bachelor’s degree from Hobart College and attended the University of Michigan for an MBA. He returned to Savannah to assume leadership of Levy Jewelers and has remained here with his wife, Hilary, and three children.

“The club’s motto, ‘service above self,’ is a core foundation for me,” said Kronowitz. “I am honored to stand amongst the many great business and civic leaders of our city who have led the club before me.”

The Rotary Club of Savannah includes 225 community leaders and volunteers. Over the past 103 years, the club has championed local and regional developments that include completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Most recently in recognition of its 100th anniversary, the club raised funds and built an all-accessible playground in Forsyth Park.

The club also sponsored the organization of new Rotary clubs in Augusta, Brunswick, Statesboro, Blackshear and Savannah West. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication and other global health initiatives.

Meetings are held each Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DeSoto Hotel, 15 E. Liberty St. For more information, visit www.savrotary.org

CONTACT
Rotary Club of Savannah
P.O. Box 11105
Savannah, GA 31412
912.272.9711

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912.665.0005

Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs of Skidaway Island Hosted a Fundraiser Benefiting the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation

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Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs of Skidaway Island Hosted a Fundraiser Benefiting the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Skidaway Island and the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway hosted “A Nashville Night,” benefiting the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation (SECF) on Wednesday, July 18.

The fundraiser featured the Michael and Jennifer McLain Bluegrass Band and a live auction to benefit the SECF. Over 200 tickets were sold, and in combination with items auctioned, the event raised $10,886 for the SECF throughout the evening.

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Left to right; Tom Stephens President of Kiwanis, Margaret Jacobs, Rotary District 6920 Governor, Toni Marwitz, Immediate Past President of the Skidaway Rotary, Paul Fisher, President of Savannah Early Childhood Foundation

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Michael and Jennifer McLain Bluegrass Band

The SECF is dedicated to providing parents of children younger than five years of-age with the resources and support they need to cultivate stimulating and quality learning environments in the home.

According to SECF President Paul Fisher, the money raised will be matched by gift from Donald and Sandy Mayer. The funds will be used to expand reach and impact of the SECF by creating new modules for learning and implementing programs to reach more parents including a new male/father specific module.

“The KiwanisRotary partnership represents a new beginning for both clubs,” said Toni Marwitz, Rotary Immediate Past President. “The possibilities for future collaboration are endless. The night was a huge success. We look forward to jointly expanding our programs to benefit the Savannah community.”

ABOUT KIWANIS

Helping the children of Savannah.

https://www.kiwanisofskidaway.com

ABOUT SAVANNAH EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION

Established in 2011, the Savannah Early Childhood Foundation (SECF) is a first-of-its-kind organization working to stitch together community resources to ensure that all Savannah children are ready for school. Combining public and private resources, SECF is uniquely focused on helping parents create high quality learning environments for their children starting at birth through age five. http://www.savannahecf.org

ABOUT ROTARY

Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Rotary District 6920 consists of 63 clubs with a membership of over 3200 Rotary members throughout southeast Georgia including Macon, Augusta, Valdosta, Brunswick, Camden, Tift, and Savannah. http://www.rotarydistrict6920.org/

Speros Wins Local Food Drive Competition: Bytes for Bites, Benefiting Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

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Speros Wins Local Food Drive Competition: Bytes for Bites, Benefiting Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
Over 70,000 Donated and 9,000 Pounds of Food Collected

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Technology Association of Georgia has announced that Speros, a full-service technology company in Savannah, won Most Points Per Employee and Total Points for the Savannah area in the 3rd annual Bytes for Bites — a two-week fund and food drive competition benefitting Georgia food banks.

Sponsored by the Georgia Food Bank Association, the goal of Bytes for Bites is to help children in food-insecure homes during the summertime when children no longer have access to free or reduced-cost school meals. According to their website, more than 1 in every 4 Georgia kids at risk for hunger.

Competing against two other technology companies in town, Speros was recognized as the winner for the Savannah area. “We used social media and videos to help gain community support,” said Lauren Dingus, the Director of Web Design and Marketing at Speros. “The response we received from our partners, clients and followers was overwhelming. We truly appreciate everyone’s help to make this a success.”

In total, the Georgia Food Bank Association reported nearly $70,000 raised and over 9,000 pounds of food collected in this year’s statewide competition, which is twice as much food as last year.

For a full list of the 2018 winners, visit http://bytesforbites.org/awards/.
For more information, visit https://georgiafoodbankassociation.org/make-a-difference/campaigns/bytes-for-bites/

Speros Bytes for Bites Competition Speros Bytes for Bites Competition

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.

Speros, Speros Technology, Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, Savannah Public Relations

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

Savannah’s Oelschig Nursery Installs Advanced Technology

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Savannah’s Oelschig Nursery Installs Advanced Technology

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Southeast’s oldest floral and landscape nursery has gone high tech. Founded in 1882, Savannah’s family-owned and -operated Oelschig Nursery, Inc., was recently outfitted for the 21st century by Speros, a full-service technology company in Savannah. The upgrade allows the business to maintain better client data as well as track and control inventory.

Oelschig's Nursery

Fourth generation CEO Kurt Oelschig realized that the business needed a fully integrated system to better serve customers and track inventory. “We went to Speros because we needed new computers but they also provided new point-of-sale computers and a new server computer that archives client data as well as hosts email and bookkeeping software,” said Oelschig. “We added a high definition surveillance camera system to monitor inventory, provide security and ensure safety.”

The surveillance system ensures and monitors the safety of employees, inventory, trucks and other equipment on the grounds. The computer upgrade assures faster and more accurate vendor orders along with a speedier checkout process; the enhanced customer record technology also offers a history of past purchases plus recommendations for automatic reorders.

As a wholesale-only horticulture business, Oelschig Nursery has served the floriculture needs of the coastal Southeast for over a century. Specializing in bedding plants for seasonal color and holiday crops for Easter and Christmas including Poinsettias, lilies, and Dutch bulbs, Oelschigs also has a family and employee honored tradition of supporting non-profit organizations in the Savannah, coastal Georgia, and South Carolina communities it serves.

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 www.speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com.

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

Bethesda Academy Hires New Learning Specialist and Creates Specialized Success Program on Campus

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Bethesda Academy Hires New Learning Specialist and Creates Specialized Success Program on Campus

Susan Boatright New Learning Specialist at Bethesda Academy

Susan Boatright, Bethesda Academy’s New Learning Specialist

(SAVANNAH, GA) Susan Boatright, a credentialed educator and learning specialist is developing a student success program for Bethesda Academy that will include an individualized learning plan for each student, particularly those with recognized learning issues.

Boatright is designing the Bethesda Learning Plan to focus on meeting the individual needs of students by providing academic, organizational and motivational support. The program includes benchmarks to monitor the progress of each student’s grades and academic status and to help them develop soft and executive skills.

“When I was at West Point, I led a program similar to this one and witnessed the real difference it made in the lives of those cadets,” said Bethesda Academy president Michael Hughes. “I am very encouraged about introducing the Bethesda Learning Plan here as we’ll be better able to evaluate and identify the academic and social needs of those students with documentation of diagnosed learning differences.”

The Bethesda Learning Plan includes collaboration with Bethesda’s teachers to develop relevant assignments and tests and is structured to maintain consistent quality communication with teachers, parents and students. It also evaluates learning styles outside the classroom to create a well-rounded program designed to help each individual student succeed.

“I consider finding a student’s style of learning to be like unlocking a door to a world of possibilities,” said Boatright. “I love the challenge of determining what works best for each class or student. This program requires patience but also creativity and passion.”

Boatright, who had taught at Chatham Academy in Savannah since 2014, received a bachelor of science in education and a master of special education from Liberty University. She left Chatham Academy to join the educational team at Bethesda for the 2018-19 school year.

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.

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Five Common Social Media Mistakes in Business

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Five Common Social Media Mistakes in Business
By Cynthia Wright

Social media is the 21st-century version of the backyard fence, allowing people to connect with each other, nurture personal relationships and express their opinions. It also has become a powerful tool for business owners to gain customers and foster visibility.

While people might not mind when friends or family members rave about their perfect kids or rant about the political climate, they are less tolerant of companies that are overly self-promotional or express controversial opinions. When businesses make such social media blunders, the results can be impactful, ranging from lost followers to serious brand damage.

Here are the five most common social media mistakes that companies make and should avoid:

1) Ignoring followers

Your customers want to be heard, and they often turn to social media to engage with you. Don’t you get annoyed when you’re trying to talk to someone and they are clearly not listening? The same is true for your followers if you provide no response or a blanket response.

2) Being too self-promotional, political or polarizing

By focusing social media content on hard-sell promotions or product discounts, you’ll likely forfeit the opportunity to build relationships and you may even train your customers to shop with you only when they get a discount.

Instead, consider adding content that provides value. Always balance your site with content your followers are likely to find engaging and encourage their interaction by providing links to helpful information or appealing offers.

You should also avoid posting information that is too political or polarizing. That doesn’t mean ignoring your core values and beliefs, but you risk losing followers and upsetting audiences if your corporate social media posts take political stances for or against issues or political leaders.

3) Forgetting or misusing calls to action

Every post should have a call-to-action, but if you’re simply offering a link to your homepage URL, you’re missing the opportunity to collect leads, increase sales and measure results. Instead, put a link to your purchase offer, downloadable resource or coupon. Send them directly to what they are looking for and you’ll see a significant increase in conversion rates.

4) Being too trendy

One of the biggest mistakes a brand can make is not staying true to its core message. Although a little controversy or edginess might be okay to keep your stream from becoming boring, be careful not to go too far. Don’t attempt to capitalize on trending topics by creating “viral” content that does not relate to the company brand or mission.

Additionally, only use hashtags that are relevant and appropriate to your content, products/services and brand.

5) Having no social media strategy

Be realistic. Get started by focusing on the social media outlets that are a good fit for your business and invest in the long term with strategies to grow your impact.

Set goals and objectives that you can use to measure impact. By identifying your goals, you can monitor and evaluate how well you use your social media channels to distribute content that fosters engagement. Your objectives should also include how the company will respond to comments, questions and backlash.

Regularly monitor any negative feedback and respond authentically on a timely basis. Avoid creating costs or responses that might cause followers to “hide” your posts. Once they are gone, you will probably never see those followers again.

Most of all, remember social media was created to nurture relationships. So use it for that purpose. Develop and build a loyal community that will be connected to and energized by your brand.

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

Cynthia Wright

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 23, 2018

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PPO RECEIVES DONATION FROM SUSTAINATIVITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is the recipient of an over $5,000.00 donation from Sustainativity for new energy efficient appliances. The Shelter, located at 514 East Henry Street, is open 24 hours a day and offers a safe and loving environment to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 11 to 17. For more information, please visit
Park Place Outreach

Tommy Linstroth, founder of Sustainativity, presents a check of over $5,000.00 to Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, for energy efficient appliances for the shelter.


LADIES LUNCHEON


2018 ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES LECTURE 3

(SAVANNAH, GA) Certified fitness trainer Janet McCarthy will present a free lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28, during the third of four 2018 Encourage Health Education Series events in Savannah. McCarthy will discuss the importance of fitness in the workplace and how it can benefit personal effectiveness, as well as, the organization’s bottom line. To RSVP for this or any of the upcoming lectures, visit www.healthysavannah.org. Seating is limited to 90 people. For more information visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com/fitness-expert-janet-mccarthy-to-speak-at-aug-28-enmarket-encourage-health-education-event/
Catherine Donaldson, chair of Southern Coast Heart Ball

Catherine Donaldson


FREE KIDS FOOTBALL CAMPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fourth annual Kids & Pros No-Contact Football Camps will be held at two locations in the Savannah area. The first camp will be held on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at Calvary Day School, located at 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404. The second camp will be held on Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 at Pooler Recreation Park, located at 900 S Rogers St, Pooler, GA 31322. Sponsors for this year’s camp include Chatham Orthopedics, J.C. Lewis Ford, GenCapital, The Dewitt Tilton Group, Byrd Cookie Company, Neurological & Spine Institute, Memorial Health University Medical Center, SunTrust Bank, Oliver Maner, LLP, Hussey Gay Bell, Walmart and Enviro Vac Industrial Services. For more information on Kids & Pros, visit https://www.kidsandpros.com.
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DON’T BE A VICTIM: AVOID TECHNOLOGY SCAMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher, COO of Speros, discusses today’s tech support scams and how to avoid them. See the full interview here: http://www.wtoc.com/story/38614595/dont-be-a-victim-tech-support-scams

Keith Fletcher, Chief Operations Officer, of Speros


LDSS HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) has hired its first executive director. Kayla Johnson will be responsible for administering the growing organization’s activities and annual events, including the one-mile Buddy Walk, the Night of Champions gala dinner and Camp Buddy. For more information, visit http://www.ldssga.org/.
Kayla Johnson, Low Country Down Syndrome Society Executive Director

Kayla Johnson, Low Country Down Syndrome Society Executive Director


LOCAL KIDS RECEIVE CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) Audi Hilton Head and the Hilton Head Boys & Girls Club’s Fund-a-Need program provided scholarships for area children to attend sailing camp at the South Carolina Yacht Club at Windmill Harbour Marina. Kids were chosen for the sailing scholarships based on their responsibility, a desire to learn how to sail and a high level of comfort on the water. For more information, visit http://www.bgclowcountry.org/hilton-head-club
Local Youths Receive Sailing Camp Scholarships from Audi Hilton Head

CHRIS TILTON FEATURED ON WRUU

(SAVANNAH, GA) WRUU’s Savannah Business Showcase featured Chris Tilton, President and Co-Founder of the Dewitt Tilton Group, speaking about the group’s recent community workshop and luncheon on “Critical Steps to Starting a Commercial Construction Project.” Watch the interview and learn about Tilton’s insider perspective on the topic on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=ZEqMJ5xYL9I&feature=youtu.be

FIVE COMMON SOCIAL MEDIA MISTAKES

(SAVANNAH NOW) Avoid common mistakes! Our own Cynthia Wright, junior partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, discusses five social media mistakes that are common for businesses to make. Read the full article here: http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180719/wright-five-common-social-media-mistakes
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TEAMS SELECTED FOR CANFIELD MOUTH SHEILD PROGRAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Two teams have been selected for the 2018 Canfield Mouth Shield Program – Jenkins High School and Savannah Christian Preparatory School.  Each team will receive free custom-made mouth guards in school colors. Mouthguards provide stability to the players’ jaws and cushion blows that can cause severe dental injuries such as broken teeth, fractured jaws, gum lacerations and injuries to their lips or tongue.  For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/angela-canfield-jenkins-and-savannah-christian-mouth-guards/

QUESTFEST BRINGS THOUSANDS OF GIRLS TO SAV

(SAVANNAHNOW) About 1,100 Girl Scouts stormed Savannah for the 2018 Girl Scout QuestFest, “a scavenger hunt of epic proportion” through the Historic District of Savannah, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. For three days, teams of about 10 to 15 scouts each set out in search of an experience, rather than an item, according to Sue Else, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia CEO. Read the full story at http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180713/more-than-1000-girl-scouts-storm-savannah-for-2018-questfest

ENMARKET BIGGEST MOVER ON CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS TOP 100

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, a Savannah-based convenience store chain, has jumped spots from #108 to #54 on the Convenience Store News Top 100 list this year, which makes it the biggest mover of all ranked convenience store chains. It has nearly doubled its footprint in the Southeast, and is looking forward to even more growth. Read more here: https://csnews.com/top-100-smaller-chains-are-biggest-movers enmarket, savannah enmarket

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT HOSPICE CARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah, a member of the National Partnership for Hospice and Innovation, is pleased to share myths and facts from the organization about end of life care. Read the 15 myths vs. facts about Hospice care at http://www.hospicesavannah.org/de-bunking-hospice-myths/

NEW EVENT DESIGN COMPANY, JARDINIERE

(BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC) With over thirty years of combined experience in event planning and floral design, Dakotah Terrace and Terry Simmons have launched a new Event Design company, Jardiniére. Headquartered at 61 Arrow Road, STE. E, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Jardiniére’s facility features a consultation showroom, reception, office and studio workroom. The company offers services in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Mt. Pleasant and Charleston areas, as well as the greater Savannah area. Distinguishing themselves from planners and coordinators, Jardiniére owners affirm that they create one-of-a-kind experiences for clients by achieving the desired decor looks through typography, linens, rentals and florals. For more information, visit www.jardiniereevents.com. The company is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jardiniereevents/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jardiniere_events/

EIGHT TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL MEDIA INTERVIEWS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join us for our July session of our monthly OPEN FOR BUSINESS® series. This month, we are helping you prepare for all of your upcoming media interviews! Join the conversation on our Facebook event page where you can find this month’s article and all of the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674276016019586/

LEOPOLD AND PRESSLY JOIN BETHESDA BOARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy is pleased to welcome Hollywood movie producer and Savannah businessman Stratton Leopold and educator Paul Pressly to the institution’s board of governors. Leopold, a Savannah native who has been in the film business for more than 40 years, has nearly 60 film and television credits to his name ranging from executive producer and producer to casting director and actor. Pressly is director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance at the Ossabaw Island Foundation and is a past headmaster of Savannah Country Day School. The two new board members will join officers Cliff McCurry, chair; William T. Moore, vice chair; Quentin Marlin, secretary; Jim Trolinger, treasurer; and fellow members Linda Bleicken, Ellen Bolch, J. Ryan Chandler, Brian Harlander, John C. Helmken, H. Michael Hughes, Diane Ingram, R. Kevin Jackson, Leslie Littlejohn, Joe Marinelli and Donna Stafford. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org

DID YOU KNOW? FACTS ABOUT SKINCARE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology shares skincare facts: “Hot water strips your skin of essential oils, drying you right up! In this Savannah heat, a cold shower doesn’t sound so bad to us, & it’ll keep your skin moisturized & healthy, too. Double duty!” To learn more about Low Country Dermatology, visit https://lcderm.com/

“QUICKBOOKS ONLINE” HOSTED AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, will host QuickBooks Online Tuesday, July 24 from 9am – 4pm. Cost $169. Visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern or call 912-651-3200 for more info.

BIZPITCH SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Got an idea for a unique exciting new product or service? Then consider the new “BizPitch Savannah” entrepreneurial competition, a kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank.” It’s a chance to pitch your idea to a panel of judges with the potential to win $2500 in cash and a package of professional start-up business services worth an estimated $7,500. Must apply before Aug 1, 2018. Competition rules and application forms are available at http://bizpitchsavannah.com.

BizPitch Savannah™, presented by the Savannah SCORE

BizPitch Savannah™, presented by the Savannah SCORE


LSEGA 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2019 course. The deadline to nominate is Friday, Aug. 3. Applicants may be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or regional leaders, or they may self-nominate. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations may be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website (www.lsega.com).

SAVANNAH TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 143 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tribune is hosting A Biscuit Brunch and Sneaker Ball to celebrate their 143rd year of operation and 191st year for the Black Press on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The DeSoto, 15 East Liberty St. More information is coming soon on the event to include ticket prices, a special salute to journalists and ways to support a charitable organization all in honor of this anniversary celebration. Read The Savannah Tribune online at https://savannahtribune.com

FAITH EQUESTRIAN BOOTS & BBQ 

(GUYTON, GA) Join Faith Equestrian for their 1st Annual Boots and BBQ fundraising event. Come dressed in your favorite boots and cowboy hat to enjoy a Yee Haw evening of BBQ, country dancing and a great auction. Also get ready to compete in the best boots, best hat contest where you can win prizes, all to benefit Faith Equestrian’s Program to serve individuals with special abilities in our community. Saturday, Aug 18 at 6 PM. $40 single ticket, $70 couple. https://www.facebook.com/events/229427577674467/

PLAY GOLF FOR HOSPICE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament, presented by USI Insurance Services, will be held at The Landings Club’s Plantation Course on Friday, September 7, 2018. Driving range and lunch will be available at noon, with a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start. Greens fees are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. Registration and sponsorship information is available at www.HospiceSavannah.org/Golf

GEORGIA POWER PRESENTS SPORTS AWARDS LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council will host its 2018 Georgia Power Sports Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 26 at the Savannah Golf Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.The luncheon honors local athletes and business partners who have excelled at their given sport or profession. To purchase a table or tickets for the annual event, visit http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/sports-luncheon-registration-2018.pdf

MEET POPPINS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Poppins.  This cute little man was found in a chimney!  He’s a playful little thing, but would love a playmate to wrestle with.  To adopt Poppins visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-063-poppins/

Savannah Philharmonic Announces New Partnership with Enmarket for Tenth Anniversary Picnic in the Park

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Savannah Philharmonic Announces New Partnership with Enmarket for Tenth Anniversary Picnic in the Park

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Philharmonic announces a new presenting sponsor for Savannah’s largest outdoor cultural event, Picnic in the Park. Enmarket is already a loyal supporter of the Philharmonic and this new partnership will ensure that the tenth-anniversary Picnic in the Park will be a truly remarkable highlight of the season.

Savannah Philharmonic

This year, Savannah’s annual tradition in historic Forsyth Park is slated for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, and around 20,000 people are expected to enjoy this year’s festivities, which are free and open to the public.

Brett Giesick, President of Enmarket, said, “Enmarket is delighted to be the presenting sponsor of Picnic in the Park in 2018. Our company is deeply rooted and vested in the Savannah community and we have supported music, education and cultural arts for many years. And for us, the opportunity to help the Philharmonic present with this community-wide epic event aligns with our mission to give back.”

Enmarket

In 2015, in partnership with the City of Savannah, Savannah Philharmonic proudly adopted the
development, production and fulfillment of Picnic in the Park in support of their mission.

This dynamic event gives the organization an opportunity to inform, instruct and enrich the
community through orchestral music and to increase community awareness and appreciation for
the arts. This event gives area schools students who participate in their Orchestra Lab
educational programs the opportunity to perform on stage, in a live professional environment,
while family and friends watch-on.

In addition, their long-standing partnership with 3 rd Infantry Division, provide performances by the U.S. Army Band, Color Guard and Salute Battalion. And traditionally, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra takes center stage at 7:00 pm! No, doubt, the 2018 event, which is free and open to the public, will once again provide great camaraderie and live music for all to enjoy.

Terri O’Neil, Executive Director commented, “We could not be more appreciative to Enmarket
for this valuable partnership. Their loyal and generous support strongly demonstrates our
shared commitment to giving back to the citizens of Savannah.”

Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based
Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and
North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many
charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and
competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 stores and 14 quick serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. For more information about Enmarket, visit www.enmarket.com

The Savannah Philharmonic aims to be regarded as one of the most dynamic and engaging
orchestral and choral groups in the U.S. and serves as an essential musical, educational,
cultural, and economic asset to the city of Savannah. The organization informs, instructs and
enriches the community through orchestral and choral performances while promoting and
increasing community knowledge and appreciation of the arts. For more information about the
Savannah Philharmonic, please visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org.