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November 2018

Park Place Outreach Given $4,200 Worth of Plumbing from Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

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Park Place Outreach Given $4,200 Worth of Plumbing from Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah donated $4,200 worth of plumbing equipment to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter as part of their “Give the Gift of Plumbing” program.

Sherry Daniel and Julie Wade

Sherry Daniel and Julie Wade

The home, which serves runaway, homeless and at-risk youth ages 11-17, received seven new toilets, a new garbage disposal and a new kitchen faucet.

“We received a call that Roto-Rooter wanted to come by and take a look at our plumbing system to see how they could help,” said Julie Wade, executive director of Park Place Outreach. “As you might imagine with a full house of teenagers, it’s really important to keep plumbing essentials working properly. We are very excited by this partnership.”

Kyle Hagemes with Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

The home is open 24 hours a day and temporarily houses as many as 12 kids or teenagers at any time. All services are free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school.

“We didn’t have to think twice when we learned about Park Place’s mission,” said Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers. “Plumbing usually isn’t a priority until it has to be. We recognize the impact that this home has for our local youth, and we wanted to take anything we could off their never-ending to-do list.”

“Give the Gift of Plumbing” is a program offered by Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah that allows individuals and organizations to pre-order plumbing products and services to fulfill others’ plumbing needs.

For more information, visit https://www.rotosavannah.com

Since opening in 1984, Park Place Outreach has served more than 6,500 at-risk teens. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

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.

ABOUT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH
Roto-Rooter plumbers in Savannah provides full-service plumbing maintenance and repairs and clogged drain cleaning, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including toilet repairs. Roto-Rooters Plumbers of Savannah offers industrial, residential and commercial plumbing services. Trusted and recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooter is the premier provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in Savannah, GA. The company’s specialty is emergency services. Roto-Rooter Plumbers stand by their estimates and guarantee their work. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570 or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

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

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Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


LDSS KICKS OFF 3-21 CAMPAIGN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that people with Down Syndrome have three copies of chromosome 21-? The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) has kicked off their 3-21 Year End Giving Campaign which will run through December 31. You can donate at ldssga.org

BETHESDA ACADEMY FARM FEATURED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy Farm and Gardens Director, Merrin Slocombe shares the value and importance of Bethesda’s farm for students in this Connect Savannah article: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/back-to-the-farm/Content?oid=11060534

NLAWS AT HOME DELIVERS FRESH GROCERY ORDERS TO ST. JOSEPH’S / CANDLER

(SAVANNAH, GA) NLaws Produce at Home recently launched a partnership with St. Joseph’s/Candler to deliver fresh groceries to health system co-workers in a convenient manner. Co-workers can log in with their badge numbers on NLaws at Home’s website to customize weekly orders of food items. The local grocery delivers the orders to both hospital campuses every Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. EmployAbility, a local non-profit that is focused on workforce development and community integration for adults with developmental disabilities, has partnered with NLaws at Home to make delivery packaging easier. For more information, please visit http://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/nlaws-produce-at-home-partners-with-st-josephs-candler-to-deliver-fresh-groceries-to-employees/

(Left to right) Jesse Lewis, James Watson, Kevin Roberts, Maria Poncy and Cimerion Watson, volunteers with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph's / Candler orders.

(Left to right) Jesse Lewis, James Watson, Kevin Roberts, Maria Poncy and Cimerion Watson, volunteers with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph’s / Candler orders.


SAVANNAH VET, A SCORE BIZPITCH WINNER, LAUNCHES PET CARE APP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Jason King, CEO of Live Oak Veterinary Neurology, has launched the new “Heel!” veterinary network app to promote quality pet care and medication compliance. The free app will send medication reminders to pet owners and helps them communicate with veterinary professionals on prescription refills, therapy details and other pet health issues. For more information, please visit www.heelapp.com Read more here: https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/computers-technology/8760-nov-19-savannah-vet,-dr-jason-king,-launches-pet-care-reminder-app,-%E2%80%9Cheel%E2%80%9D.html

100 WOMEN WHO CARE DONATE TO LDSS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) recently received more than $3,500 from 100 Women Who Care of Savannah. “This generous gift will directly support the 2019 Camp Buddy program,” said LDSS Executive Director Kayla Johnson. “Each summer, Camp Buddy offers programs to prepare children for the upcoming school year with the goal of promoting information retention from the previous year.” For more information about LDSS, visit LDSSGA.org. For more information for 100 Women Who Care of Savannah, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2018/11/100-women-who-care-donate-3500-plus-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society/

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

(RIGHT) Lois Modell, Executive Director of Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, on behalf of the 100 Women Who Care, presented the donation to (LEFT) LDSS Executive Director, Kayla Johnson. The 100 Women Who Care chose LDSS as the recipients of their quarterly gift, which will be used to help fund Camp Buddy 2019.


NOVEMBER OPEN FOR BUSINESS® WEDNESDAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Our monthly Open for Business® will be THIS Wednesday, November 29, at noon. This month’s topic is “The Value of Interns.” Joining us this month is Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah. Join us next Wednesday as we dive into the power and value of interns. You can find this month’s article here: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/why-hire-interns-1986579 And learn more on our Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/429019974294271/ 

UNITED WAY 2018 CAMPAIGN SURPASSES GOAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire’s 2018 fundraising campaign reached a total of $8,285,608 or 102% over the goal! In front of a crowd of nearly 500 donors and volunteers, Campaign Chair Larry Silbermann, Vice President and General Manager of WTOC-TV, was proud to announce the 2018 fundraising campaign exceeded its goal. For more information, please visit https://www.uwce.org/

JUNIOR LEAGUE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah is now accepting applications for Community Projects through November 30, 2018. Community Projects are organizations that partner with the Junior League of Savannah to gain volunteers and funding for a specified project. This year, the Junior League of Savannah will select Community Projects that align with the current focus of K-12 Education Performance. To apply, please visit the Junior League of Savannah’s website at www.jrleaguesav.org or call 912-790-1002.

SPEROS PRESENTS MONTHLY TIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Think about the information and material you store and save on your computer and other devices. When we are notified of a “virus alert,” our instinct is to fix it right away. Meanwhile, scammers are using their tricks in in convincing ways to steal our PII and sensitive data. In this month’s tip, learn about how these tech support scams work and how to stay alert. Learn more here: https://www.pii-protect.com/MicroTrainings/micro_training_view/118?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=1463

FACEBOOK ADVERTISING COSTS BY INDUSTRY

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Check out the Facebook advertising costs broken down by industry from 2018: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/how-much-does-facebook-advertising-cost/

ENMARKET LAUNCHES FRICTIONLESS CHECKOUT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket convenience stores are making an enhancement to their mobile app that will allow customers to buy items through their phones and save a trip to the register. Enmarket, one of the first convenience store chains in the U.S. to use the new mobile payment technology, has partnered with Skip, a mobile self-checkout service. The technology is designed to reduce the speed of checkout from an average of 60 seconds to an instant checkout action controlled by the customer. For more information on Skip Frictionless Checkout, please visit


DEWITT TILTON GROUP LAUNCHES REDESIGNED WEBSITE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a commercial construction firm located in Savannah, has launched a redesigned website. The new website provides prospective clients with information on the commercial design and construction process along with a portfolio of projects in progress and completed work. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/68-state-regional-news/8713-nov-9-dewitt-tilton-group-launches-redesigned-website.html The Dewitt Tilton Group

HUNT, FISH & SHOOT RAISES $22,000 

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) The Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County raised $22,000 at its largest annual fundraising event, the Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party, which was held at Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat at 265 Drivers Way in Hardeeville. Local businesses, corporations and individuals donated prizes, and all raffle ticket purchases supported the club’s programs and services. For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County, please visit http://www.bgclowcountry.org. For more information on Peacock Automotive, visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ To watch a video recap from the event, visit https://youtu.be/Kbv_LSLdcdQ

HORIZONS SAVANNAH HOSTS GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah held their 6th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called Grab a Bag for Kids. The event featured pop-up shops from Kendra Scott and Charleston Shoe Company, as well as, gently-used vintage and new designer handbags, bags from new local designer Garland Bags, clutches, evening bags, totes, beach bags and leather backpacks. For more information, please visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org

SEO TIPS

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) The top 25 SEO strategies, tips and tricks from the pros: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/seo-strategies-tips/ 

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY HOSTS OPEN HOUSE TO BENEFIT CIS KIDS’ CLOSET

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology hosted an open house to unveil a new treatment designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address common signs of aging. Low Country Dermatology is the only dermatologist office in the area certified to offer this new treatment known as Cutera Secret RF. Guests who brought donations for Communities in Schools (CIS) of Savannah Kids’ Closet received a 15% discount. For more information on Low Country Dermatology, please visit lcderm.com 

HOSPICE SAVANNAH HOSTS 27TH ANNUAL TREE OF LIGHT GATHERING

(SAVANNAH, GA) On December 2, Hospice Savannah will host their 27th annual Tree of Light Gathering. Guests will share stories, music, reflection and candlelight to honor those we remember. Miranda Briggs, a young veteran whose husband is one of the 22 veterans who die by suicide every day, will be the guest speaker. For more information, please visit https://www.hospicesavannah.org/

BETHESDA ACADEMY GETS NEW WEIGHT ROOM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy has had an incredible run this football season, and the team’s success is partly due to the school’s new weight room, which can be traced directly to the Women’s Board of Bethesda, a group of supporters that gifted the school a brand new, professional quality weight room last year. It’s been the secret to the teams’ strength in 2018. Check out this “Good News” story regarding the new weight room and the Blazer football team here: http://www.wtoc.com/2018/11/06/good-news-bethesda-gets-new-weight-room/

JUNKLUGGERS SAVANNAH FOCUSES ON PHILANTHROPY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Junkluggers Savannah, a junk removal service, was featured in Savannah Morning News’ Small Business Profile. Check out the article here:  https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181109/small-business-profile-junkluggers-brings-philanthropy-to-forefront

CHRIS SCHUELER PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY WRITING SEMINARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Schueler, a 23-time Grammy winning producer, will present “Writing the Documentary,” an intensive seminar on document writing, on Friday, Nov. 30. Two sessions will be held, one at 9:30 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m. The seminar costs $50, and RSVP payments should be made at ChristopherProductions.org 

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 18-19


BANDS IN THE BALLPARK RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 29

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Bands in the Ballpark” on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Grayson Stadium. All previous registrations will be honored on the new date. If you would like to request a refund or need more information, please contact Brooke Phillips at BPhillips@SavannahChamber.com or 912.644.6459.

RON STEPHENS VISITS MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM

(SAVANNAH, GA) State Representative Ron Stephens was at the Matthew Reardon Center on last week for the announcement that he is the recipient of the prestigious Marie McGaughey Childhood Philanthropy Award due to his long history serving as a powerful champion for Georgia’s children, particularly those with developmental disabilities like Autism. To see photos from the Matthew Reardon Center’s open house and award announcement, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/photogallery/GA/20181031/NEWS/103109994/PH/1

MEET DAKOTA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Dakota, a one- to two-year old female mixed breed. A few things about Dakota. She is heart worm positive, but don’t let this stop you from considering her adoption! Dakota is a lover with lots of energy to go around. She went through the Operation New Hope program where she learned a lot and was loved by all! To adopt Dakota or to view other animals available for adoption visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-302-dakota/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 12, 2018

By | Local NewsWIRE

Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


ENMARKET LAUNCHES FRICTIONLESS CHECKOUT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket convenience stores are making an enhancement to their mobile app that will allow customers to buy items through their phones and save a trip to the register. Enmarket, one of the first convenience store chains in the U.S. to use the new mobile payment technology, has partnered with Skip, a mobile self-checkout service. The technology is designed to reduce the speed of checkout from an average of 60 seconds to an instant checkout action controlled by the customer. For more information on Skip Frictionless Checkout, please visit https://getskip.com/businesses/ Enmarket Mobile Payments


DEWITT TILTON GROUP LAUNCHES REDESIGNED WEBSITE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a commercial construction firm located in Savannah, has launched a redesigned website. The new website provides prospective clients with information on the commercial design and construction process along with a portfolio of projects in progress and completed work. For more information, please visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com The Dewitt Tilton Group

BETHESDA TO HOST OPEN HOUSE NOV. 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy will host an open house on Thursday, Nov. 15, for prospective students and their parents or guardians to get a glimpse of the quality of education, and the focus on leadership and tradition of excellence the historic school offers in addition to day-school and boarding enrollment options. New to Bethesda this year is Susan Boatright, a credentialed educator and learning specialist who has implemented a student success program which includes an individualized learning plan for each student, particularly those with recognized learning issues. Guests will have an opportunity to meet Boatright at the open house. For more information about the open house or to submit an application, contact Brandi Simpson, director of admissions, at 912.351.2068 or brandi.hebron@bethesdaacademy.org

HUNT, FISH & SHOOT RAISES $22,000 

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) The Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County raised $22,000 at its largest annual fundraising event, the Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party, which was held at Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat at 265 Drivers Way in Hardeeville. Local businesses, corporations and individuals donated prizes, and all raffle ticket purchases supported the club’s programs and services. For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County, please visit http://www.bgclowcountry.org. For more information on Peacock Automotive, visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

Peacock Automotive

LEFT TO RIGHT Lamar White, Summer Davis, Jill Jauch, Nykahla Garvin and the Hardeeville, SC Mayor Harry William and Bob Valentino


HORIZONS SAVANNAH HOSTS GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah held their 6th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called Grab a Bag for Kids. The event featured pop-up shops from Kendra Scott and Charleston Shoe Company, as well as, gently-used vintage and new designer handbags, bags from new local designer Garland Bags, clutches, evening bags, totes, beach bags and leather backpacks. For more information, please visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY HOSTS OPEN HOUSE TO BENEFIT CIS KIDS’ CLOSET

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology hosted an open house to unveil a new treatment designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address common signs of aging. Low Country Dermatology is the only dermatologist office in the area certified to offer this new treatment known as Cutera Secret RF. Guests who brought donations for Communities in Schools (CIS) of Savannah Kids’ Closet received a 15% discount. For more information on Low Country Dermatology, please visit lcderm.com 

HOSPICE SAVANNAH HOSTS 27TH ANNUAL TREE OF LIGHT GATHERING

(SAVANNAH, GA) On December 2, Hospice Savannah will host their 27th annual Tree of Light Gathering. Guests will share stories, music, reflection and candlelight to honor those we remember. Miranda Briggs, a young veteran whose husband is one of the 22 veterans who die by suicide every day, will be the guest speaker. For more information, please visit https://www.hospicesavannah.org/

LDSS HOSTS POTLUCK TOMORROW

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host their annual holiday potluck meal tomorrow, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at ConneXion Church. Please RSVP for the Potluck Meal with the number of people who will be attending and the side dish and/or dessert you will be bringing. Email Candy at cbogardus@ldssga.org or via text at 912-663-8573.

BETHESDA ACADEMY GETS NEW WEIGHT ROOM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy has had an incredible run this football season, and the team’s success is partly due to the school’s new weight room, which can be traced directly to the Women’s Board of Bethesda, a group of supporters that gifted the school a brand new, professional quality weight room last year. It’s been the secret to the teams’ strength in 2018. Check out this “Good News” story regarding the new weight room and the Blazer football team here: http://www.wtoc.com/2018/11/06/good-news-bethesda-gets-new-weight-room/

JUNKLUGGERS SAVANNAH FOCUSES ON PHILANTHROPY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Junkluggers Savannah, a junk removal service, was featured in Savannah Morning News’ Small Business Profile. Check out the article here:  https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181109/small-business-profile-junkluggers-brings-philanthropy-to-forefront

CHRIS SCHUELER PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY WRITING SEMINARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Schueler, a 23-time Grammy winning producer, will present “Writing the Documentary,” an intensive seminar on document writing, on Friday, Nov. 30. Two sessions will be held, one at 9:30 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m. The seminar costs $50, and RSVP payments should be made at ChristopherProductions.org 

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 18-19


UNITED WAY RECEIVES $2 MILLION FROM GULFSTREAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire on Wednesday announced
it received $2 million from Gulfstream Aerospace as part of the organization’s annual campaign. The donation provides a major boost in the campaign, putting the organization 88 percent or $7,170,335 toward its $8,133,333 fundraising goal. For more information, please visit www.uwce.org

SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “SHOULD I INVEST IN A FRANCHISE?”  

(SAVANNAH, GA) This seminar, the latest in SCORE’s popular “Tools To Grow Your Business” seminar series, will help attendees understand franchising and how owning a franchise compares to starting a business from scratch. Michael Siegel, former franchise owner and Certified Savannah SCORE Business Mentor will discuss topics such as key reasons to consider buying a franchise and the financial considerations of owning a franchise. The seminar is on November 14th, from 11:30AM to 1:00 PM at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. The cost is $20, payable in advance or at the door. To register call SCORE at 912-652-4335. For more information on SCORE, https://savannah.score.org/

BANDS IN THE BALLPARK RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 29

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Bands in the Ballpark” on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Grayson Stadium. All previous registrations will be honored on the new date. If you would like to request a refund or need more information, please contact Brooke Phillips at BPhillips@SavannahChamber.com or 912.644.6459.

RON STEPHENS VISITS MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM

(SAVANNAH, GA) State Representative Ron Stephens was at the Matthew Reardon Center on last week for the announcement that he is the recipient of the prestigious Marie McGaughey Childhood Philanthropy Award due to his long history serving as a powerful champion for Georgia’s children, particularly those with developmental disabilities like Autism. To see photos from the Matthew Reardon Center’s open house and award announcement, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/photogallery/GA/20181031/NEWS/103109994/PH/1

(Left to right) MRCA Board Chair, Sue Adler; MRCA President, Patti Victor; St. Francis Cabrini Pastor Fr. Gabe Cummings; State Rep. Ron Stephens

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive is pleased to announce the addition of retail automotive executive Mark Ventrillo as its new fixed operations director. Ventrillo’s responsibilities include the development of all of Peacock Automotive’s parts and service departments along with increasing the company’s revenue and productivity. For more information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com/

Mark Ventrillo, Peacock Automotive

Mark Ventrillo, Peacock Automotive


CHATHAM COUNTY 4-H RECEIVES $1,000 GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented a $1,000 grant to the Chatham County 4-H Youth Development program as part of the 2018 Encourage Health Education series. To see photos from the event, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/photogallery/GA/20181031/NEWS/103109998/PH/1

Check Presentation to Chatham County 4-H Club at Encourage Health

Melody McCarthy of Enmarket (far left) and Paula Kreissler of Healthy Savannah (far right) present the $1,000 grant to Martha Morris (second from the left), Tonia Rudrow (third from the left), Rachael Andrews (third from the right) and Celeste Sims (second from the right) of the Chatham County 4-H Club.


SPEROS PRESENTS MONTHLY TIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Reporting security incidents is a critical aspect of a security-focused culture. All workforce members play an integral part in this concept so it’s important to know what to report, when to report and why it should be reported. In this month’s Security Newsletter, learn more about the importance of reporting security incidents and which types of incidents to report. Read more here: https://www.pii-protect.com/security_news_letters/send_file/38/attachment/?brand_key=uyjmd

BUDDY CARTER VISITS PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach, Inc. was honored to welcome Congressman Buddy Carter to Park Place Outreach to meet with other group home providers about the impact of the Family First Preservation Services Act, a federal law that restricts group home placement for teens. For more information on Park Place Outreach, please visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/

SAVANNAH’S WILL GRUVER TO REPRESENT REGION IN NATIONAL FUNDRAISING COMPETITION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) – Savannah, GA is proud to announce that Will Gruver will represent Savannah as an All Star Alumni Candidate in the annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign. The ten week fundraising competition will begin on February 21, 2019 and run through May 3, 2019. The 2018 Savannah campaign raised nearly $500,000 and nationally the campaign raised $59.4 million for the mission of LLS. For more information, please visit www.LLS.org

PEACOCK FIAT SPONSORS HILTON HEAD ISLAND ITALIAN FESTIVAL

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) Peacock Fiat is a sponsor of the 2018 Hilton Head Island Italian Heritage Festival. The festival, scheduled for Saturday, November 17, will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. For more information, please visit https://www.hiltonheadisland.org/events/hilton-head-italian-heritage-festival. And for more information on Peacock Fiat, visit https://www.peacockcjdrfhiltonhead.com/

TRAIN YOUR NEXT EXECUTIVE

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Sherry Daniel, owner of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, explains how to train your next executive through internships and apprenticeships. Read the full article in Savannah Morning News here: 

AVOID GETTING SUED

(SAVANNAH CEO) Hear what Charles “Bo” Bowen has to say about avoiding getting sued in this video interview by Savannah CEO: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/10/charles-bowen-how-not-get-sued-avoid-crazy-people/ Charles Bowen

12TH ANNUAL CHAMBER CUP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 12th annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament on Monday, November 19, at the Club at Savannah Harbor. For tickets, please visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=131&utm_campaign=

ENMARKET RAISES ALMOST $130K FOR LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Due to the outpouring of community support, Enmarket is pleased to announce that the company has raised $128,240.88 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk. Since the company started this annual fundraiser in 2013, Enmarket has raised a total of $481,744.75 for LLS. For more information, please visit www.lightthenight.org/ga

Enmarket Donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


SUSAN SPEROS TALKS TECH TRENDS

(SAVANNAH CEO) Susan Speros, President and CEO of Speros, talks about some recent trends in technology she is seeing, one of those being security in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/10/susan-speros-recent-trends-technology/ Susan Speros, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

MEET BRADLEY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Bradley, a ten-month old male labrador mix. Bradley loves to play but knows how to entertain himself too. He loves meeting new people and is friendly to all. He really is the perfect pet! To adopt Bradley or to view other animals available for adoption visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-439-bradley/

100 Women Who Care Donate $3,500-plus to Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

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100 Women Who Care Donate $3,500-plus to Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) recently received more than $3,500 from 100 Women Who Care of Savannah.

“This generous gift will directly support the 2019 Camp Buddy program,” said LDSS Executive Director Kayla Johnson. “Each summer, Camp Buddy offers programs to prepare children for the upcoming school year with the goal of promoting information retention from the previous year.”

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

(RIGHT) Lois Modell, Executive Director of Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, on behalf of the 100 Women Who Care, presented the donation to (LEFT) LDSS Executive Director, Kayla Johnson. The 100 Women Who Care chose LDSS as the recipients of their quarterly gift, which will be used to help fund Camp Buddy 2019.

LDSS is a nonprofit that works to help people with Down syndrome and their families through a variety of efforts.

100 Women Who Care of Savannah includes women from Savannah and the surrounding areas who are dedicated to making an immediate impact in the community. The group meets four times a year to select one local non-profit organization to receive funding for that quarter.

For more information about LDSS, visit LDSSGA.org. For more information for 100 Women Who Care of Savannah, visit https://facebook.com/100WomenWhoCareInSavannahGa/

MORE ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education, and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit LDSSGA.org. Find LDSS on Twitter at @LowcountryDSS.

CONTACT
Kayla Johnson
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
912.436.3626
kjohnson@ldssga.org

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Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR
912-844-9990
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Enmarket among the First Convenience Stores to Launch Skip Frictionless Checkout

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Enmarket Mobile Payments

Customers Scan Items they want on the Enmarket App and Pay via Their Phone, Saving Time

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket convenience stores are making an enhancement to their mobile app that will allow customers to buy items through their phones and save a trip to the register.

Enmarket, one of the first convenience store chains in the U.S. to use the new mobile payment technology, has partnered with Skip, a mobile self-checkout service. The technology is designed to reduce the speed of checkout from an average of 60 seconds to an instant checkout action controlled by the customer.

 

It also is configured to provide easy access to promotional deals and in-store items at the pump or prior to arrival.

Skip Frictionless Checkout helps customers bypass the checkout line and helps us enhance their experience by focusing more on merchandising and customer service,” said Brett Giesick, president of Savannah-based Enmarket, which operates 123 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. “It allows us to give back the most priceless of resources to its customers- their time.”

Enmarket sales associates are notified when Skip users arrive and can monitor their purchases. The new technology will allow employees to spend more time on guest satisfaction, food service and maintaining their stores.

“This technology helps us achieve our mission of providing a best-in-class convenience store experience by offering an instant checkout action controlled by our customers,” continued Giesick. “Enmarket will continue to explore innovative ways to make it easier for customers to patronize our stores.”

Skip is a hybrid of mobile payments and AmazonGo’s “just walk out” experiences. When customers finish shopping, they don’t have to wait in a line. They can finalize payment in the app and be on their way.

“Getting our product into stores like Enmarket is a perfect fit” said Chase Thomason, Skip founder and CEO. “There are some fantastic similarities in our respective missions to the end customer, and we definitely share the appreciation of valuing the consumers’ time in the fast-paced world that we live in.”

Enmarket will implement Skip Frictionless Checkout in early 2019.

For more information on Skip Frictionless Checkout, please visit https://getskip.com/businesses/

To download Enmarket’s free mobile app, please visit your Apple or Google App Store or visit www.enmarket.com.

ABOUT ENMARKET
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 and was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store News in 2018. 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 123 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party Raises $22,000 for Local Boys & Girls Club

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Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party Raises $22,000 for Local Boys & Girls Club
Hosted by Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) The Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County raised $22,000 at its largest annual fundraising event, the Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party, which was held at Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat at 265 Drivers Way in Hardeeville.

Local businesses, corporations and individuals donated prizes, and all raffle ticket purchases supported the club’s programs and services.

“We are so grateful of the Jasper and Beaufort County communities for supporting programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County,” said Chris Protz, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry.

Peacock Automotive

Left to right Jeff Schreider, Quentin Frazer, Senator Tom Davis, Nykahla Garven, Jill Jauch

Peacock Automotive

LEFT TO RIGHT Lamar White, Summer Davis, Jill Jauch, Nykahla Garvin and the Hardeeville, SC Mayor Harry William and Bob Valentino

Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat and Derry Plantation were the presenting sponsors for the event, which was free to attend. Raffle items included hunting trips, fishing charters, guns, kayaks, dinners, date nights for men and women and other items.

“We have been supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry for many years, and this is one more way for us to contribute,” said Peacock Automotive president & CEO Warner Peacock.

The Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County has five core program areas — arts, character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills and sports, fitness and recreation. The programs are designed to empower youth to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives.

“Our sponsors and raffle item donors are the intricate piece to this successful puzzle,” said DeLauren White, director of program development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry. “I love seeing our community come together to support the futures of our Lowcountry youth.”

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
For more than 32 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry have enabled young people as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, seven clubs serve 9,814 young people annually. Clubs are located in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Northern Beaufort County and Jasper County. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. In a national Harris survey of Boys & Girls Club alumni, 54 percent said the club saved their lives. Learn more at http://www.bgclowcountry.org and https://www.facebook.com/boysandgirlsclubofthelowcountry.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 20 automotive dealerships representing 14 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 Bluffto n, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, 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

Encourage Health Grant Awarded to Chatham County 4-H

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Encourage Health Grant Awarded to Chatham County 4-H

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented a $1,000 grant to the Chatham County 4-H Youth Development program as part of the 2018 Encourage Health Education series.

The organization helps kids and teenagers in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. 4-H’ers learn through hands-on agricultural and environmental experiences that emphasize awareness, leadership, communication skills, food, nutrition, health, energy, conservation and citizenship.

Check Presentation to Chatham County 4-H Club at Encourage Health

Melody McCarthy of Enmarket (far left) and Paula Kreissler of Healthy Savannah (far right) present the $1,000 grant to Martha Morris (second from the left), Tonia Rudrow (third from the left), Rachael Andrews (third from the right) and Celeste Sims (second from the right) of the Chatham County 4-H Club.

“These funds will help our student members grow and work together to experience and accomplish the extraordinary,” said Sergia Gabelmann, Chatham County 4-H agent. “They can choose from more than 63 projects covering everything from air science to wildlife, and this grant will go a long way in ensuring they will do great things in the year ahead. We are deeply appreciative.”

The presentation was made during the final lunchtime lecture in the 2018 Savannah series.

This marks the fifth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine.

Plans are underway for the series to continue in 2019 with four presentations to be scheduled from April through October.

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

ABOUT ENMARKET 
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 and is expanding its diesel business, filling in the geography from Savannah to Charleston with a strong presence in full-service, 24-hour auto and truck stops. 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 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT 
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

Ron Stephens Recognized at The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism Open House at New Center Location

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Ron Stephens Recognized at The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism Open House at New Center Location

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism (MRCA) announced the selection of Georgia House District 164 Incumbent Republican, Ron Stephens, as the recipient of the 2019 Marie McGaughey Childhood Philanthropy Award at an open house which held at MRCA’s new location on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The award will be officially presented at MRCA’s 2019 Autism Conference on March 1, 2019, at the Savannah Convention Center.

Patti Victor, President and CEO of the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

“Ron was a natural pick for this award,” said Kim Reardon, founder and Director Emerita of MRCA. “He is always ready to lead the fight for positive change in this community.” President and CEO Patti Victor continues, “Ron has been a consistent and effective advocate for quality healthcare and access to vital support services for children with autism and other developmental challenges.”

After spending five years at MRCA’s previous location, the organization outgrew the facility and had the opportunity to move to an 8,800 sq. foot school building, formerly St. Francis Cabrini Catholic School, which can accommodate up to 40 students and features natural light classrooms and outdoor playgrounds.

The brand new Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

The increase in square footage allowed for new students; MRCA has 27 children currently enrolled, a nearly 125% increase since 2015.

The new building is located at 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah, GA 31419.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 59 children in the USA will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This represents an increase of 15 percent over the CDC’s 2014 estimate of 1 in 68.

ABOUT THE MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM (MRCA):
MRCA operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism. They have provided advocacy and outreach services to more than 870 families across southeast Georgia and have hosted professional training and instructional opportunities for more than 4,500 family members, educators, health professionals and self-advocates. The organization was incorporated in 2000 and currently serves 27 students through ADVANCE Academy. They have 14 full-time employees and operate in an 8,800 sq foot school building, formerly St. Francis Cabrini Catholic School, located at 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah, GA 31419. Website: http://www.matthewreardon.org/

Savannah Parents and Students Invited to Bethesda Academy Open House to Meet New Learning Specialist on Nov. 15

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Savannah Parents and Students Invited to Bethesda Academy Open House to Meet New Learning Specialist on Nov. 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy will host an open house on Thursday, Nov. 15, for prospective students and their parents or guardians to get a glimpse of the quality of education, and the focus on leadership and tradition of excellence the historic school offers in addition to day-school and boarding enrollment options.

New to Bethesda this year is Susan Boatright, a credentialed educator and learning specialist who has implemented a student success program which includes an individualized learning plan for each student, particularly those with recognized learning issues. Guests will have an opportunity to meet Boatright at the open house.

Susan Boatright New Learning Specialist at Bethesda Academy

Susan Boatright, New Learning Specialist at Bethesda Academy

“The open house is intended for interested students and parents to get a glimpse of the leadership and quality of education that Bethesda Academy offers,” said Bethesda Academy president Dr. Michael Hughes.

The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Carter Space Building at Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave., Savannah, Ga.

“One of our biggest differentiators is Bethesda’s work study-internship program,” Hughes continued. “Every student leaves Bethesda with entrepreneurial and real-world leadership skills. Sophomores, juniors and seniors all have an opportunity to participate in the work study-internship program. We will be explaining this program in more detail to the attendees of our open house.”

Bethesda Academy at a Glance:
• The school, which dates to 1740, prides itself on transforming every boy into a young man of the utmost character.
• Young men in grades 6-12 benefit from small class sizes, supportive teachers and yearly campus internships.
• The Bethesda experience goes beyond the classroom walls. Its core values, which include a love of God, a love of learning and a strong work ethic, are instilled in every student.
Bethesda boasts a dynamic and disciplined athletic program as well as an outstanding preparatory curriculum focused on career and higher education pursuits.

Applications are being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information about the open house or to submit an application, contact Brandi Simpson, director of admissions, at 912.351.2068 or brandi.hebron@bethesdaacademy.org.

Bethesda Academy Logo

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY:
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. 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 a hands-on comprehensive curriculum that includes technology applications and STEM opportunities. Through its Lead The Way initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

MEDIA CONTACT
Elizabeth Poole
Director of Communications
Cecilia Russo Marketing
elizabeth@crussomarketing.com
912.695.4791

Dewitt Tilton Group Launches Redesigned Website

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Dewitt Tilton Group Launches Redesigned Website

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a commercial construction firm located in Savannah, has launched a redesigned website, www.dewitttiltongroup.com

The new website provides prospective clients with information on the commercial design and construction process along with a portfolio of projects in progress and completed work.

The Dewitt Tilton Group

“The new site helps bring to light almost every aspect of the multi-stage design and build process,” said Chris Tilton, a principal with the firm. “Overall, it allows us new opportunities to share our understanding of and commitment to the commercial building industry, as well as our dedication in helping build up our community.”

The site features construction videos and offers a storehouse of news articles on subjects from job site safety tips and workshops to zoning regulations. It also highlights the company’s commitment to supporting local organizations and non-profit organizations, including the Savannah Jaycees and the Kids & Pros Football Camp.

MORE ABOUT THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP:
The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm located in Savannah, Ga., specializes in commercial construction. The principals, Andrew Dewitt and Chris Tilton, have over 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry. The firm manages every aspect of a commercial project from pre-construction to the final walk through. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities which guarantee a smooth construction process for each client. The firm is located at 2807-A Roger Lacey Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

CONTACT
Kim Thomas
Dewitt Tilton Group
912-777-3404
kim@dewitttiltongroup.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Junior Partner
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912-856-9075
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