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August 2018

Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing Hire Elizabeth Poole as Director of Communications

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

Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing Hire Elizabeth Poole as Director of Communications

(SAVANNAH, GA) Elizabeth Poole, a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, has been named as the new director of communications for collaborative companies Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC.

Poole, a Savannah native, has an undergraduate degree in public relations from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications and earned a master of arts in public relations and advertising. She also earned a minor in fashion merchandising as well as a certificate in new media.

“We are thrilled Liz has joined our growing team,” said President, Cecilia Russo Turner. “Liz’s communications experience coupled with her passion and energy enhance our firms’ skill set and client offerings. We’re looking forward to her contributions for both new and existing accounts.”

Poole previously was an intern with Felicities PR of London and Liz Lapidus PR in Atlanta. At UGA, she served on the event planning committee for the Drewry chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and was the 2016 Host and Decor chair for the largest student-run networking event at UGA, AdPR Connection.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to join this powerful group of women who have really become my mentors over the past 16 months,” Poole said. “I’m confident that I can bring a unique perspective along with new ideas to the table. It’s going to be an exciting first year.”

Poole said she will invest her spare time in Community Bible Church of Savannah and local animal shelters.

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS®, INC.
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. is Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX method.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC was founded by Cecilia Russo Turner in 2008. The firm puts the power of publicity to work, helping organizations, businesses and individuals move the needle and achieve their specific communications objectives through key reputation management strategies. For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
912.856.9075
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

8 Secrets to Success for TV Interviews

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

8 Secrets to Success for TV Interviews
By Cynthia Wright

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

You may be asked to complete a two-minute pre-recorded news interview or appear on a live show for twenty minutes; preparing for these interview opportunities is essential.

Carriage Trade Public Relations™ and Cecilia Russo Marketing offer eight insights to ensure your success on camera:

1. Choose Your Outfit Wisely
Avoid distracting patterns or prints. We recommend bold/bright solid colors. A classic white, blue or black works well. Keep accessories to a minimum. Big, chunky or dangling jewelry can be distracting. For makeup, apply slightly bolder than you might wear day-to-day and darker lipstick. Do not wear anything too short as you may be seated on a low sofa.

2. Practice Your Sound Bites
Spend time thinking about the key points you want to get across. Practice with your media consultant answering questions. Studies have found that the average TV soundbite is around seven seconds long. Even if you’re interviewed for 10 minutes, the news station will likely edit the footage down to just a minute or two. On live interviews, the time goes much quicker than you realize; try to get all of the vital information out early. Concentrate on three points that you want to get across, and additional information will be a bonus.

3. Control Your Body Language
You’ll likely be nervous or very excited during your interview; relax. Maintain eye contact with your interviewer and avoid glancing offset. Hand gestures can help you make your point but try not to use them excessively. Cross your legs at the ankles rather than the knees. Leaning in towards the interviewer looks more flattering than leaning away from the camera. Appear confident.

4. Slow Down Your Speech
Most people speed up their speech whenever they get excited or nervous, and sometimes this makes it very hard for the viewer to follow along. If you feel yourself speeding up, pause, take a breath, and respond slowly and clearly. This will give you time to think about what you are saying, and help you avoid those awkward “ums” and “ahs.”

5. Practice Ahead of Time
It can make you more comfortable if you practice a faux interview beforehand, either with a friend or in front of a mirror. Use a stopwatch. Film yourself and re-watch your session. This will give you an idea of how your body language comes across.

6. Forget Your Audience
If the idea of thousands of people watching you on television terrifies you, don’t think about it. Instead, focus on the fact that this interview is a conversation between you and the interviewer. Make and hold eye contact. Focus on the person asking the questions and not on the camera. The more your eyes move around, the more uncomfortable your audience will become.

7. De-stress Just Before You Go On
If you’re a nervous ball of energy before your interview, tense up all the muscles in your body for a few seconds, then release them. Close your eyes and breathe for a few seconds. Turn off your cell phone and remove any coins from your pockets. Absolutely no gum!

8. Arrive Early
Arrive at least 30 minutes early. This will give you time to relax and get used to the environment. If you rush in, the interview will come across as distracted which will reflect poorly on you.

BONUS TIP: If you are able to interject some appropriate humor, that will help make the conversation more enjoyable for the viewing audience. For most interviews, the idea is to keep things light. This can help, at times, even if the discussion is about a serious matter.

Most importantly of all, just enjoy it. It is a wonderful opportunity for anyone to get their name and business out there.

Cynthia Wright is the Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations™, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, specializes in reputation management. For more information, contact Cynthia at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 27, 2018

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Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


BIZPITCH SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES 8 FINALISTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces 8 finalists for the September 7 “BizPitch Savannah™” entrepreneurial competition, an event open to the public. More information about the 8 finalists can be found here, https://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-score-announces-8-finalists-for-bizpitch-savannah/

BUDDY CARTER VISITS BETHESDA ACADEMY STUDENTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) U.S. Representative Buddy Carter visited the students of Bethesda Academy last week. Check out this video to get a glimpse into his visit: https://youtu.be/Obb_J2BPSpk

ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATION LECTURE THIS TUESDAY 

(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. The lecture will be livestreamed on Healthy Savannah and the Enmarket Facebook pages. You can learn more about the upcoming lecture in this podcast hosted by the Savannah Morning News: http://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20180824/listen-talking-fitness-in-workplace-and-free-encourage-health-savannah-lecture-series

AUGUST OPEN FOR BUSINESS ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join us for our August session of Open for Business, our monthly online article review series. What’s the topic this month? All things content marketing! You can find us on Facebook live on Wednesday, August 29, at noon. Find more information visit  https://carriagetradepr.com/august-open-for-business-a-full-guide-to-content-marketing/ or view more details on our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1998693787022192/

Open for Business

August Open for Business


TEACH THE FUTURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications are now being accepted for Teach the Future Fellowship, a yearlong fellowship for public and private educators dedicated to transforming their schools and classrooms to prepare all students for the world as it is and will be, not as it was. Fellows identify a challenge in their classroom or school that they want to explore and for which they want to develop a unique solution. Program cost for the year is $350. For more information or to apply by September 11, visit https://teachthefuture.co. Teach the Future is sponsored by St. Andrew’s School.

2018 LDSS BUDDY WALK – OCOTBER 6

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host their 13th annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park on Saturday, October 6, to honor and celebrate individuals with Down syndrome. For more information, visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/623321678044757/
Families of Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society under the arch during the Buddy Walk in Savannah

Families of Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society under the arch during the Buddy Walk in Savannah


DR. LINDA SACKS RECEIVES NSPN AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Linda Sacks, a Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter volunteer, has been awarded the Helping Hands Volunteer Award at the National Safe Place Network conference. This national award is given to an individual who demonstrates extraordinary volunteerism through his or her involvement with an organization dedicated to youth services. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/volunteer-at-park-place-outreach-receives-helping-hands-volunteer-award/

SPEROS PRESENTS SECURITY TIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros’ security tip of the week is “How to Prevent Peeping Toms.” Watch this informational video for more information on Peeping Toms in cyberspace and how you can stop them: https://www.pii-protect.com/MicroTrainings/micro_training_view/108?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

MINIATURE MASTERPIECES SILENT AUCTION BENEFITTING HOSPICE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The community is warmly invited to the closing reception of the Miniature Masterpieces Silent Auction benefiting Hospice Savannah on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Over 50 local artists and artisans have donated mini pieces to this eclectic show. Final bids will be taken at 7:00 p.m. with all proceeds supporting the life-enriching programs and services of not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is located at 1352 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah and work can be viewed prior to the closing reception doing normal weekday business hours. For more information, please visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/hospice-savannah-art-gallery/

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 present at a breakout session. More information and registration is available here: https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/2018-thrive-lowcountry-womens-conference/

Thrive

THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference


PEACOCK COLLISION CENTER RENOVATIONS

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive Collision Center, located at 1667 N. Okatie Hwy in Ridgeland, S.C., recently completed building renovations and earned new manufacturers’ certifications. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/peacock-automotive-collision-center-certifications-and-renovations/

SAVANNAH SCORE RECEIVES NATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) At SCORE’s National Leadership Conference in Jacksonville, FL,
Savannah SCORE received the “Outstanding Client Education Program” award for 2018. SCORE is the largest provider of free business mentoring and business education programs in the nation. Over the last two years, Savannah SCORE, rated in the top 10% of SCORE’s 320 chapters nationwide, has helped establish 299 new businesses and create nearly 500 new non-owner jobs in the Savannah area. Learn more: https://savannah.score.org 

CAST YOUR VOTE

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s time to vote in Southern Living’s annual Best of the South awards for 2019. Savannah is well represented in a variety of categories from Best Bar to Best Barbecue and much more. Vote now at https://www.southernliving.com/southsbestvote and show your Savannah support.

SAVANNAH’S ‘HIDDEN HOMELESS’ STUDENTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Julie Wade, executive director of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, discusses Savannah’s homeless student population in this FOX 28 interview. Learn more: http://fox28media.com/news/local/homeless-students-in-savannah-are-on-the-rise

MEET ECHO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Echo. Echo is only about 7 months old. Thus far, he has done great with commands and directions although he is still learning proper puppy behavior. He is patiently waiting for his furever family to come scoop him up! To adopt Echo, or to see any other animal available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-299-echo-2/

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 20, 2018

By | Local NewsWIRE

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


PEACOCK COLLISION CENTER RENOVATIONS
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive Collision Center, located at 1667 N. Okatie Hwy in Ridgeland, S.C., recently completed building renovations and earned new manufacturers’ certifications. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/peacock-automotive-collision-center-certifications-and-renovations/.

SAVANNAH SCORE RECEIVES NATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) At SCORE’s National Leadership Conference in Jacksonville, FL, Savannah SCORE received the “Outstanding Client Education Program” award for 2018. SCORE is the largest provider of free business mentoring and business education programs in the nation. Over the last two years, Savannah SCORE, rated in the top 10% of SCORE’s 320 chapters nationwide, has helped establish 299 new businesses and create nearly 500 new non-owner jobs in the Savannah area. Learn more: https://savannah.score.org 

CAST YOUR VOTE

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s time to vote in Southern Living’s annual Best of the South awards for 2019. Savannah is well represented in a variety of categories from Best Bar to Best Barbecue and much more. Vote now at https://www.southernliving.com/southsbestvote and show your Savannah support.

DR. LINDA SACKS RECEIVES NSPN AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Linda Sacks, a Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter volunteer, has been awarded the Helping Hands Volunteer Award at the National Safe Place Network conference. This national award is given to an individual who demonstrates extraordinary volunteerism through his or her involvement with an organization dedicated to youth services. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/volunteer-at-park-place-outreach-receives-helping-hands-volunteer-award/

AUGUST SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The next Savannah Film Alliance meeting will be held this Thursday, August 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Savannah Film Company (611 West Jones Street). Special guests include Scott Harbinson, Sam Reese, and Darla McGlamery of IATSE. All those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to share their updates, discuss their goals, and brainstorm ways to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050

TREVOR HESS ON LEADERS FORUM INTERNATIONAL 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trevor Hess of Junkluggers of Savannah was recently interviewed by Tersh Blissett on the Leaders Forum International Facebook page. If you missed the interview, you can watch it now here: https://www.facebook.com/leadforit/videos/1001600103344469/

AUGUST OPEN FOR BUSINESS ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join us for our August session of Open for Business, our monthly online article review series. What’s the topic this month? All things content marketing! You can find us on Facebook live on Wednesday, August 29, at noon. Find more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/august-open-for-business-a-full-guide-to-content-marketing/ or view more details on our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1998693787022192/

Open for Business

August Open for Business


BIZPITCH SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES 8 FINALISTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces 8 Finalists for the September 7 “BizPitch Savannah™” entrepreneurial competition, an event open to the public. More information about the 8 finalists here: https://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-score-announces-8-finalists-for-september-7-bizpitch-savannah-entrepreneurial-competition-public-invited/

ENMARKET NAMED TITLE SPONSOR FOR SAVANNAH HOCKEY CLASSIC

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council announced that Enmarket is the new title sponsor for its SavannahHockeyClassic, an annual match-up between college hockey teams. For more information, http://www.savannahnow.com/sports/20180802/sports-briefs-enmarket-is-new-title-sponsor--for-savannah-hockey-classic Enmarket

SAVANNAH’S ‘HIDDEN HOMELESS’ STUDENTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Julie Wade, executive director of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, discusses Savannah’s homeless student population in this FOX 28 interview. Learn more: http://fox28media.com/news/local/homeless-students-in-savannah-are-on-the-rise

SPEROS WINS LOCAL FOOD DRIVE COMPETITION

(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 Savannah area in the 3rd annual Bytes for Bites – a two-week fund and food drive competition benefitting Georgia food banks. For more information, please visit http://www.wtoc.com/story/38790869/good-news-speros-wins-region-in-bytes-for-bites-competition Speros Bytes for Bites Competition

YOGA RELAY AND SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT FAMILY CAREGIVERS

(SAVANNAH,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 this 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.

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/ 

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 present at a breakout session. More information and registration is available here: https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/2018-thrive-lowcountry-womens-conference/

Thrive

THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference


MEET MITZI

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Mitzi.  Mitzi is the shyest of her siblings, and prefers to just stay out of the center of attention and in her corner. She’s a beautiful cat waiting for the right person to come along.  To adopt Mitzi, or to see any other animal available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-080-mitzi/

Savannah SCORE Announces 8 Finalists for September 7 “BizPitch Savannah™” Entrepreneurial Competition

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Eight aspiring local entrepreneurs have been chosen as finalists in Savannah SCORE’s “BizPitch Savannah” ™, a kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank” entrepreneurial competition. On Friday, September 7, the finalists will pitch their business ideas to a panel of five judges. Three winners will be selected and will receive $2,500 in cash and a package of professional business services worth an estimated $7,500 to help launch their new businesses.

The 8 finalists were selected from a large group of applicants by SCORE’s Application Review Committee based on the creativity and innovativeness of the idea, the quality and thoroughness of the proposal, and the financial viability of the proposed business. The finalists and their proposed businesses are, in alphabetical order:

Mark Bruemmer – “XSCapacity.net” – Bringing businesses with underutilized resources together with potential buyers or renters via the Internet

Carrie Christian and Kristie Duncan – “Scribble Subscription Box” – Creative art play for children through innovative craft-projects-in-a-box offered by monthly subscription

Jennifer Farago – “Studio 53” – Community Sewing Center offering people at all levels of sewing skill and experience access to space, equipment, supplies, training and camaraderie

Jason King – “Heel!” – Veterinary Network App designed to foster cooperation and information sharing between veterinarians and pet owners to promote quality pet care and medication compliance.

Latora Bostic – “Geechee Grub” – A restaurant celebrating the unique cuisine, culture, and heritage of the Geechee people of the Low Country.

Michelle-Anne Mallebranche – “Brez-Soleil” Beach Sunshades – Customizable, artistic, easily portable beach sunshades supported by sturdy bamboo posts.

Leandro Perversi – “Mate’ Pods” – K-Cup®-style Yerba Mate Capsules for use in standard coffee machines or specially designed infusion units

Ian Reddick – “Mercury Modular Guitars” – Beautiful professional grade electric guitars that quickly disassemble to fit in carry-on luggage and/or easily convert to different guitar types and sound styles

The event is on Friday, Sept. 7, from 4-6:30 p.m. at The Creative Coast, 2222 Bull St. The public is invited. Admission is free.

“BizPitch Savannah™” is presented by the Savannah Chapter of SCORE, the nation’s largest provider of free business mentoring services and educational programs for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.Sponsorships and donations for the event include those from:
SPONSORS:
City of Savannah Office of Business Opportunity
MassMutual
Savannah Economic Development Authority
Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Assistance Corporation
Wells Fargo – The Private Bank
Yates-Astro
IN-KIND SPONSORS:
Ad Specialty Services
ArcMedia Group
ATDC
Bouhan Falligant
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.
Enmarket
Habersham Beverage
HunterMaclean
Kenkel Design
Podcast On The Go, LLC
Publix
Red Eye Film Productions
Salesdialers.com
Sand Dollar Accounting Services
Savannah Morning News / GateHouse Media
University of Georgia Small Business Development Center
The Creative Coast
The Detail Department

For more info please contact Savannah SCORE at bizpitchsavannah@gmail.com.

Peacock Automotive Collision Center Earns Certifications and Undergoes Renovations

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Peacock Automotive Collision Center Earns Certifications and Undergoes Renovations

(RIDGELAND, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has recently earned new manufacturers’ certifications and completed building renovations at its Collision Center, located at 1667 N. Okatie Hwy in Ridgeland, S.C.

“We have been working on continuous improvement since the facility opened in 2014, continually educating our technicians and estimators,” said Joanie Iaco, Manager of Peacock Collision Center. “We have been able to earn several certifications with additional manufacturers and have added new technicians to our staff.”

Specializing in all types of collision repair from frame straightening to suspension, Peacock Collision Center’s 36,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features precision equipment and computerized paint-mixing systems. To achieve the certified status with manufacturers, the company has worked to maintain its current equipment while investing in new equipment and technology.

The new certifications, which primarily focus on the repair of specific manufacturers’ vehicles, include:
• Assured Performance Certification
• FCA Recognized Certified Repair Facility Program (Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, MOPAR)
• Enterprise Elite Service Partner Program
• Ford National Body Shop Network
• Hyundai Recognized Certified Repair Facility Program
• Kia Recognized Repair Facility Program
• Audi Aluminum & Factory Certified
• VW Factory Certified
• Honda/Acura Profirst Certified
• Nissan/Infiniti Factory Certified
• I-CAR Gold

“We are dedicated to maintaining strong manufacturer affiliations and performance certifications,” Iaco explained. “This helps assure our customers that their vehicles will be attended by a team of experienced technicians who do everything possible to get them back to like-new condition, no matter the extent of the damage.”

Other recent improvements include renovations to the customer lounge and employee lounge. New individual desk spaces were also added to the adjusters’ area.

“Customers can now enjoy watching a big-screen TV from comfortable leather chairs or from new café-style high-top tables while they wait to get back on the road,” Iaco added. “We strive to make the repair process as pleasant and hassle-free as possible, and offer the kind of stellar hospitality that drivers expect from Peacock Collision Center.”

For more information about Peacock Collision Center, visit https://www.peacockcollisioncenter.com or call (843) 645-5500.

Peacock Automotive

Peacock Collision Center

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 24 automotive dealerships representing 31 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Alfa Romeo, Peacock Maserati, Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Jaguar Hilton Head, Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Peacock Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Peacock Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843)-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

August Open for Business: Content Marketing

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August Open for Business: Content Marketing
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC for the August session of their monthly Open for Business® series. This month’s topic is content marketing. The conversation takes place via Facebook Live on Carriage Trade Public Relations’ Facebook page. This month’s session will be held on Wednesday, August 29, at noon. Interested parties can find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1998693787022192/?active_tab=about

Open for Business® is a monthly online social media article review series, where current marketing articles are discussed that will help your business become more competitive. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month at noon via Facebook Live.

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC.
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC was founded by Cecilia Russo Turner in 2008. The firm puts the power of publicity to work, helping organizations, businesses and individuals move the needle and achieve their specific communications objectives through key reputation management strategies. For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
912.856.9075
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

Dr. Linda Sacks, Volunteer at Park Place Outreach, Receives National Helping Hands Volunteer Award

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Dr. Linda Sacks, Volunteer at Park Place Outreach, Receives National Helping Hands Volunteer Award

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Linda Sacks, a Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter volunteer, has been awarded the Helping Hands Volunteer Award at the National Safe Place Network conference.

Dr. Linda Sacks

Dr. Linda Sacks, Volunteer at Park Place Outreach, Receives Award

This national award is given to an individual who demonstrates extraordinary volunteerism through his or her involvement with an organization dedicated to youth services.

Sacks began volunteering with Park Place Outreach in March 2016 when she started “From Farm to Table,” a weekly cooking program for the shelter’s residents. Each Wednesday children help plan the menu, prepare the dinner and set the table. Community leaders are invited to join them for the meal.

Dr. Sacks’ passions for children and for cooking have made this program a tremendous success,” said Julie Wade, executive director of Park Place Outreach. “With her in the kitchen, the kids look forward to Wednesday night every week.”

Sacks is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a medical degree from Columbia University. Since moving to Savannah in 1983, Sacks has practiced clinical neonatology, served in leadership positions at Memorial University Medical Center and held faculty positions at Mercer University School of Medicine and the Medical College of Georgia.

Sacks serves on the board of the Jewish Federation and as chair of the Women’s Campaign for Federation. She also has been president of her synagogue, Agudath Achim.

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., is a 12-bed temporary residential shelter for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11 to 17. Serving youth since 1984, the shelter is open 24 hours a day and provides a safe, secure, and loving environment. Park Place Outreach is the only facility in Savannah where youth can self-admit without an agency referral. The organization’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. Park Place Outreach also operates a Street Outreach Program and Drop-In Center to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets.

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 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

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

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 24, 2018

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SAVANNAH’S ‘HIDDEN HOMELESS’ STUDENTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Julie Wade, executive director of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, discusses Savannah’s homeless student population in this FOX 28 interview. Learn more: http://fox28media.com/news/local/homeless-students-in-savannah-are-on-the-rise

SAVANNAH SCORE RECEIVES NATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) At SCORE’s National Leadership Conference in Jacksonville, FL, Savannah SCORE received the “Outstanding Client Education Program” award for 2018. SCORE is the largest provider of free business mentoring and business education programs in the nation. Over the last two years, Savannah SCORE, rated in the top 10% of SCORE’s 320 chapters nationwide, has helped establish 299 new businesses and create nearly 500 new non-owner jobs in the Savannah area. Learn more: https://savannah.score.org

AUGUST SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE MEETING 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The next Savannah Film Alliance meeting will be held on Thursday, August 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Savannah Film Company (611 West Jones Street). Special guests include Scott Harbinson, Sam Reese, and Darla McGlamery of IATSE. All those with a stake in the entertainment industry are invited to attend to share their updates, discuss their goals, and brainstorm ways to improve the filmmaking experience in the Savannah area. For more information, contact Charles Bowen at cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com or 912-544-2050

AUGUST OPEN FOR BUSINESS ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join us for our August session of Open for Business, our monthly online article review series. What’s the topic this month? All things content marketing! You can find us on Facebook live on Wednesday, August 29, at noon. Find more details on our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1998693787022192/

ENMARKET NAMED TITLE SPONSOR FOR SAVANNAH HOCKEY CLASSIC

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council announced that Enmarket is the new title sponsor for its Savannah Hockey Classic, an annual match-up between college hockey teams. For more information,

Enmarket


SPEROS WINS LOCAL FOOD DRIVE COMPETITION

(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 Savannah area in the 3rd annual Bytes for Bites – a two-week fund and food drive competition benefitting Georgia food banks. For more information, please visit http://www.wtoc.com/story/38790869/good-news-speros-wins-region-in-bytes-for-bites-competition
Speros Bytes for Bites Competition

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


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

Custom Mouth Guard Fittings


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

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/

YOGA RELAY AND SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT FAMILY CAREGIVERS

(SAVANNAH,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.

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 at https://youtu.be/ZEqMJ5xYL9I

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.com.
Oelschig's Nursery
(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/

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 present at a breakout session. More information and registration is available here: https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/2018-thrive-lowcountry-womens-conference/Thrive


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

MEET DOBBY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Dobby, a sweet senior who is approximately 7 years old and is showing a few signs of arthritis. He is dog friendly but in his senior years, he has decided he is done with those puppies, kittens, and young children.  Dobby just wants a quiet home to rest and observe the world. To adopt Dobby, or any other animals from Coastal Pet Rescue, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-192-dobby/

Local Executives to Speak at Second Annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference

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

Local Executives to Speak at Second Annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference

(HILTON HEAD, SC/SAVANNAH, GA) The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE chapter have announced several local speakers to be featured at the second annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 6.

In her keynote address, Marjorie Young, founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., will present “Life Begins at the Edge of Your Comfort Zone.”

Marjorie Young, CEO and Founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations

Other keynote addresses will include Stephanie DeFreese, vice president of sales for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina; Sandy Johal, vice president and co-owner of Global Capital Group; Catherine Walton of SCORE; and Lori Collins, founder of Savannah Coffee Roasters.

Cynthia Wright, junior partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, also will speak at the conference during a breakout session titled “How to Create Powerful Press Releases – Managing Your Reputation through Media.”

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

“Reputation management online and in the media is key to any successful enterprise,” said Wright, who also was a speaker in 2017. “How you position your company determines the kind of credibility your brand commands. I’ll teach some of the basics of how to craft business news into an AP style press release, incorporating the value of uniqueness, timeliness and search engine optimization keywords.”

Laurie Brown, founder and owner of Aunt Laurie’s, based in Bluffton, will present a speech titled “Life is a Mission, Not an Intermission.” Brown is one of the creators and strategic planners behind THRIVE.

Other breakout sessions will cover topics such as digital marketing, vision boarding and women’s health. The presenting sponsor of this year’s conference will be BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina, and the event will be emceed by WSAV’s Tina Tyus-Shaw.

THRIVE will begin with a welcome reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island with entertainment, vendor tables, heavy hors-d’oeuvres and a speakers’ panel with local business owners.

The conference will take place on Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration is $129, with discount rates available for military affiliation. To register or to find more information, please visit www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/2018-thrive-lowcountry-womens-conference/

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS®, INC.
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their positive word of mouth in the community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX method.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC was founded by Cecilia Russo Turner in 2008. The firm puts the power of publicity to work, helping organizations, businesses and individuals move the needle and achieve their specific communications objectives through key reputation management strategies. For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

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