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March 2019

March Open for Business®: The Four Stages of Social Media Issue and Crisis Management

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March Open for Business®: The Four Stages of Social Media Issue and Crisis Management

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. for the March session of their monthly Open for Business® series. This month’s topic is the importance of issue and crisis management on social media, and Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner, will host the conversation.

Open for Business

The interview takes place via Facebook Live on Wednesday, March 27, at 10:30 A.M. Interested parties can find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/417320049002245/

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. It is held 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.

MEDIA CONTACT
Elizabeth Poole
912.695.4791
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

Roto-Rooter CEO Sherry Daniel Appointed to Park Place Outreach Board of Directors

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Roto-Rooter CEO Sherry Daniel Appointed to Park Place Outreach Board of Directors

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors for Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, a non-profit organization that supports runaway, homeless and at-risk kids and teenagers from ages 11-21.

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

“The mission of Park Place Outreach and its Youth Emergency Shelter is to assist young people in difficult circumstances by reuniting them with their families when possible and helping them develop into productive citizens,” said Daniel. “I believe every young person has great potential, and becoming part of an organization that helps develop that potential is very important to me.”

Prior to joining the Park Place board, Daniel has led her company’s participation in radiothons for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that have raised at least $60,000 for each of the past four years. In addition, she has supported a number of other community needs for the past 45 years, including Toys for Tots, filling the needs of veterans, supporting a women’s shelter and organizing blood drives.

“It is an honor to give back to the community that has been so good to me,” said Daniel. “I am enthused about this new opportunity to help young people achieve a future they may never have envisioned, or even imagined.”

Other members of the Park Place Outreach 2019 Board of Directors include:

• Salita Hill (president), Vice President of Community Banking, Wells Fargo
• Dr. Ann Linton (vice president), Owner, Abercorn Family Dentistry
• Denise Denison (treasurer), Vice President of Commercial Banking, Synovus
• Chris Sotus, (secretary), Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
• Jennifer Barrett, Talent Strategy Manager, TitleMax
• Garth Gabriel II, Human Resources Business Partner/Senior Manager, Gulfstream
• Alexander A. Inglese, Associate Broker of Commercial Real Estate, Long & Foster
• Alfred D. McGuire, Jr., Principal, Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School
• Tammy Stokes, Chief Judge, Chatham County Recorder’s Court
• Julie Wade, Executive Director, Park Place Outreach

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services, 514 E. Henry St., supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11-21, through a variety of residential and after-school programs. Serving teens since 1984, Park Place’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. The Emergency 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. Park Place Outreach’s other programs include the Street Outreach Program to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets, Family Preservation for Teens to help teens remain safely in their homes to maintain family stability, and the new Mission: Possible Transitional Living Program for males ages 16-21.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Services 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-Rooter 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

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc.
912-856-9075
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
www.carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, March 18, 2019

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COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

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SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS DONATES TO BETHESDA ACADEMY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia presented a $3,000 donation to Bethesda Academy. This donation will directly support Bethesda’s scholarship program. The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia has a long history of supporting Bethesda Academy. For more information visit http://www.wtoc.com/2019/03/14/ga-society-colonial-wars-presents-bethesda-academy-with-k-donation/

The Society of Colonial Wars of America Present Check to Bethesda Academy

CAPTION: (LEFT TO RIGHT) John Reddan, Director of Institutional Advancement of Bethesda Academy, Allen Williams, Governor General of the Society of Colonial Wars of America, Dr. Michael Hughes, President of Bethesda Academy, and Robert Groves, Deputy Governor General of the Society of Colonial Wars.


ENMARKET OPENS ON POOLER PARKWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, a Savannah-based chain of convenience stores, built a new 6,366-square-foot store on Pooler Parkway across the street from the soon-to-open St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler Campus.The new store features the chain’s first drive-through window, serving fresh food and beverages from Enmarket’s proprietary restaurant, The Eatery. It also features touchless restrooms, exposed ceilings, spacious parking and outdoor seating. For more information, visit https://csnews.com/enmarket-opens-its-first-store-drive-thru  Enmarket Pooler Location Exterior

SECOND ANNUAL SAVANNAH ROTARY READ-IN ATTRACTS 572 VOLUNTEERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah’s second annual Savannah Rotary Read-In drew 572 local volunteers who served as community readers and read for one hour to students in 600 pre-k through third-grade classrooms in 32 schools. Interested parties may donate to the Savannah Rotary Read-In by visiting the website online. All proceeds are used for the local event and the purchase of books for Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPPS) schools. Read about the annual event here: https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190313/savannah-rotary-read-in-draws-572-readers-to-classrooms 


2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH KICKS OFF MARCH 28

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket will present the selected speakers for its sixth annual Encourage Health Educational Series during a kick-off party Thursday, March 28, at Cha Bella Restaurant, 102 East Broad St. The launch party will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and is free to the public. Light appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar will be available. RSVP here! More information is available from Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org  Encourage Health

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY – MARCH 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) March 21 is the global awareness day for those with Down syndrome and has officially been observed by the United Nations since 2012. On this day (3/21 chosen for the third copy of the 21st chromosome pair unique to those with Down syndrome), people with Down syndrome and their families, friends, employers and supporters organize and participate in activities to raise awareness for rights and inclusion. Locally, members of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society encourage people to wear mismatched socks and start conversations about diversity, acceptance and equality. For more information contact Kayla Johnson (kjohnson@ldssga.org) or visit www.worlddownsyndromeday2.org

MARCH OPEN FOR BUSINESS® ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join us on Wednesday, March 27, at noon for our monthly session of Open for Business®. This month, we will be covering crisis management on social media. Tune in for 30 minutes of educational fun! Check out our Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/417320049002245/

MAJOR SPONSORS DONATE $51,000 TO 2019 LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA PROGRAM

(SOUTHEAST GA) Businesses from our 10-county region have donated $51,000 to Leadership Southeast Georgia for its five-month leadership development program in 2019. Major sponsors include Evans General Contractors, Gulfstream Aerospace, Advanced Door Systems, The Sack Company, Georgia Power, Georgia Southern University, the Savannah Airport Commission, LS3P ASSOCIATES, LTD. and FirstPage Marketing. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

Leadership Southeast Georgia

(Left to right) Mayra Martin, FirstPage Marketing; Emily Zimmerman, Evans General Contractors; Ruel Joyner, Past Chairman of Leadership Southeast Georgia; Kendria Lee, Georgia Southern University; Lee Beckmann, Chairman of Leadership Southeast Georgia; Paul Roesel, The Sack Company; Neil Dawson, LS3P ASSOCIATES, LTD.; Erica Palmisano, FirstPage Marketing; Lucas Renfroe, FirstPage Marketing Missing from Photo: Mark Bennett, Gulfstream Aerospace; Klas Anderson, Advanced Door Systems; Jason Coley, Georgia Power; Greg Kelly, Savannah Airport Commission; Candace Carpenter, Savannah Airport Commission


NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR TENTH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is asking for nominations for its 10th Annual Night of Champions celebration scheduled for May 9. The event recognizes employees with different abilities in the Savannah area who excel in their workplace and their employers who have come to understand the value and importance of inclusive employment. Employee nominations may be submitted online until Friday, March 29. To nominate an individual, please visit https://nightofchampions.org/nominations/ 

BLUFFTON ENTREPRENEUR STARTS EMPOWERMENT MOVEMENT FOR WOMEN DURING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

(BLUFFTON, SC) Local entrepreneur and well known Lowcountry native, Latia Nelson has launched a women’s empowerment statement t-shirt line called, Bossè Sociètè. Bossè Sociètè is an initiative geared towards all women, with the purpose of spreading self-love, self-awareness, and self-acceptance among women. The t-shirts feature bold declaring statements that promote positive affirmations to shape self-perception and self-esteem. Bossè Sociètè will be releasing new designs every month. To be featured on Bossè Sociètè’s Instagram, those who support the movement are encouraged to use the hashtag girlpower and tag @bossesocietebrandapparel in their posts. Statement t-shirts are now available for purchase at www.bosseapparel.com

CREATE GOOD DENTAL HABITS AT AN EARLY AGE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Every child should learn good dental habits from their parent(s) or guardian(s). Wondering where to start? Dr. Angela Canfield can offer a few words of wisdom to those doing the teaching in this article: https://www.prlog.org/12758148-creating-good-dental-habits-at-an-early-age-by-angela-canfield-dds.html

GEORGIA JAYCEES ANNOUNCE OUTDOOR RAFFLE

(GEORGIA) The Georgia Jaycees have launched the Georgia Outdoor Raffle with 52 opportunities to win prizes throughout the year. This raffle supports the Georgia Jaycees’ mission to provide development opportunities that empower young professionals in Georgia to create positive change. There are two prizes left for March: Bose noise canceling headphones and season passes to Six Flags. Read about all of the prizes here: https://go.rallyup.com/georgiajaycees Tickets can be bought from Cynthia Cradduck at 912-856-9075 or c.n.cradduck@gmail.com

SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS” WORKSHOP

(Savannah, GA) As part of the “Tools to Grow Your Business” Seminar Series, SCORE presents the “Business Model Canvas” workshop. This workshop describes the use, purpose and location of the nine essential elements describing your company. The layout encourages your management team to think about how the pieces interact as your business goes through various phases of growth. By understanding the anatomy of a successful business, you will be positioned to create real value for your customers and stakeholders and move ahead of competition. This workshop will be facilitated by Allen Torpie. An experienced member of the Savannah SCORE team, Allen holds an MS degree from Cornell in organizational behavior and an MS degree in management from MIT. During his business career he held senior management positions within the electrical wire and cable industry. This panel discussion is on Thursday, March 21 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. The session fee is $20, payable in advance or at the door. To register call SCORE at 912-652-4335. For more information, visit https://savannah.score.org/

REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP ALOHA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle Grief and Loss counselors and volunteers facilitate a weekend overnight camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. Camp Aloha runs from the evening of May 3 through the afternoon of May 5. For more information, please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha

YOUNG LEADERS’ LEARNING LUNCH – RSVP NOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way’s next Young Leaders’ Learning Lunch will take place on Thursday, March 28, at noon. Diana Morrison, Founder and President of Advertising Specialty Services, will present “The Dirty Dozen of Networking.” For more information and to RSVP, pleas visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2184633541557564/

LIBRARIES ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Live Oak Public Libraries is accepting donations of gently used books, DVDs, and audiobook CDs to support the Library’s collection and library partnerships with community organizations. Donations must meet specific criteria that can be found online. Those interested in donating or wishing to learn more can find additional information here: https://liveoakpl.org/connect/donate

GET CERTIFIED AS A LIFEGUARD

(BLUFFTON, SC) Lifeguard training at the Bluffton Pool will be March 16-22 if enough students sign up for the course. The class meets 5 times. Applicants must take a 500-yard swim test to qualify for the class. Come to the pool to qualify on March 13 from 4-6 p.m. or by appointment during the rest of this week.  Cost of the class is $175. Ages 16 and older. Address: 55 Pritchard St. Bluffton, SC. Call 843-255-6792 for more information.

10 STORIES, 10 WEEKS, ONE CAUSE VIDEO CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Will Gruver, the local candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society All-Star Campaign, has launched a new social media campaign to share stories from someone who has been affected by blood cancer. Each Wednesday during the 10-week campaign, one video will be shared on Gruver’s Facebook page. Last week, Boy of the Year for 2019, JD Fulcher shared his story of how Leukemia has effected his life. Watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/willgruverallstar/videos/254944945411261/

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT AND HIRES NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has announced the launch of a new transitional living program and the hiring of Cheri Dean as the Program Director. The Transitional Living Program is an 18-month residential program that prepares homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/03/park-place-outreach-receives-federal-grant-transitional-living-program-and-hires-new-program-director/

Cheri Dean, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Cheri Dean, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah


ENTERTAINMENT INCENTIVES EXTENDED

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) “Savannah did not become a preferred filming destination based solely upon Mother Nature’s bounty. While warm weather, beaches, forests, creeks, and marshes (not to mention some of the most beautiful architecture on the planet) can offer up a feast to any camera’s lens, the truth is that the lifeblood of the film industry is illusion.” Read Charles Bowen’s full article on the extended entertainment incentives and how to make them work for you in this Connect Savannah article: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/entertainment-incentives-extended/Content?oid=11799688

MIRANDA OSBORN JOINS FELDER & ASSOCIATES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Miranda Osborn has joined the architectural and interior design firm of Felder & Associates as office manager. In her role, she will be responsible for administrative duties, including overseeing residential, commercial, industrial, educational, historic and modern designs. To learn more about Osborn, her new position and the firm, please visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/miranda-osborn-joins-felder-associates-as-office-manager/

Miranda Osborn, Felder & Associates

Miranda Osborn, Felder & Associates


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE FEATURED IN FIXED MAGAZINE – INNOVATION IN ACTION

(FIXED MAGAZINE) Peacock Automotive was recently featured in Fixed Magazine in a piece highlighting the company’s innovation. The new Peacock Collision Center is a hub for innovation and was spotlighted in the article. Read the full story here: https://www.fixedopsbusiness.com/articles/2719-innovation-in-action

FIFTH ANNUAL LOUISE LAURETTI HOOPS FOR HORIZONS – MARCH 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) he fifth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 30, at Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Drive. Local basketball legends Larry “Gator” Rivers and Dale Parker will be honorary co-chairs of this year’s event. For more information, please visit www.horizonssavannah.org  Horizons Savannah

HOLES FORE HEROES – MAY 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Georgia Apartment Association will host its third annual Holes Fore Heroes golf tournament benefitting the NLF Veteran’s Village on May 17. The tournament will take place at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Sponsors’ deadline to sign-up is May 3, and golfers may register until May 10. For more information, please visit https://www.coastalga-apt.org/events/2019holesforeheroes

PREVENT AND REVERSE DIABETES WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) A wellness workshop which will present information to prevent and reverse diabetes will be held Saturday, March 23, from 9am to 5pm at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Pooler, Ga. Sponsored by One Life One Choice, Inc., wellness experts will present new research and lifestyle measures to change your life. Contact One Live One Choice at (912.398.3413) or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-health-summit-spring-2019-tickets-56591261988#tickets

MEET TINA 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Tina! Tina is a 2-year-old female domestic long hair. Tina is the life of the party. She has quite the wild side and will keep her family entertained daily. Even better? Tina’s adoption fee has been generously sponsored! For more information on Tina or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-111-tina/

Society of Colonial Wars Present $3,000 Donation to Bethesda Academy

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Society of Colonial Wars Present $3,000 Donation to Bethesda Academy

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia presented a $3,000 donation to Bethesda Academy. Representatives of the organization, Allen Williams, Governor General, and Robert Groves, Deputy Governor General, presented the check to representatives of Bethesda Academy, Dr. Michael Hughes, President, and John Reddan, Director of Institutional Advancement.

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia has a long history of supporting Bethesda Academy. Back in the early 1900s, the organization donated all of the pews that are located in the George Whitefield Memorial Chapel, a gift that was made in honor of all of the founders of Georgia.

The Society of Colonial Wars of America Present Check to Bethesda Academy

CAPTION: (LEFT TO RIGHT) John Reddan, Director of Institutional Advancement of Bethesda Academy, Allen Williams, Governor General of the Society of Colonial Wars of America, Dr. Michael Hughes, President of Bethesda Academy, and Robert Groves, Deputy Governor General of the Society of Colonial Wars.

Bethesda Academy is so grateful to the Society of Colonial Wars for literally over a century’s worth of support,” said Hughes. “This support directly benefits the scholarship program. We are an independent school now, and all of our boys and families pay tuition. This donation will give a student a chance to have a Bethesda education.”

The Society of Colonial Wars was founded in New York in 1892 for the purpose of furthering the interest in, and study of, America’s Colonial history for the period between the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia on May 13, 1607 and the battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775.

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and college preparatory curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

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

Pooler Parkway Location is Enmarket’s Largest Newly Built Store

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Pooler Parkway Location is Enmarket’s Largest Newly Built Store

(POOLER, GA) Enmarket, a Savannah-based chain of convenience stores, built a new 6,366-square-foot store on Pooler Parkway across the street from the soon-to-open St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler Campus.

The store, which offers 20 fueling stations and an electronic vehicle charging station, is Enmarket’s third in Pooler but its first on Pooler Parkway. The two others are on Highway 80.

The new store features the chain’s first drive-through window, serving fresh food and beverages from Enmarket’s proprietary restaurant, The Eatery. It also features touchless restrooms, exposed ceilings, spacious parking and outdoor seating.

Enmarket Pooler Location Eatery Enmarket Pooler Location Exterior Enmarket Pooler Location Interior

Some features are invisible to customers but will contribute to better service, such things as a redesigned and more efficient kitchen and an improved vendor receiving area. Progressive Builders was the general contractor for the project.

“This is the largest Enmarket we’ve built from the ground up,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “We’re excited to announce this new location, and believe it serves as a fine example of our dedication to providing customers with quality service and food.”

The new store is part of an Enmarket expansion plan that includes the rebuild of the existing store on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in downtown Savannah, a new headquarters complex that will include the rebuild of the Enmarket on U.S. 17 at Chatham Parkway and a future store in Port Wentworth.

Enmarket currently operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants with more than 1,200 employees in Georgia and North and South Carolina.

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 124 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

Horizons Savannah Announces Fifth Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons to be Held March 30

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Horizons Savannah Announces Fifth Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons to be Held March 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fifth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 30, at Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Drive.

Horizons Savannah

The tournament is named for former Horizons teacher Louise Lauretti, who died of melanoma in 2014. It’s designed to bring together players of all ages and abilities along with Savannah basketball legends and Horizons supporters to celebrate Lauretti’s love of learning and her legacy at Horizons.

“This annual tournament is a great way for us to raise funds and awareness for a program that serves more than 280 students each summer,” said executive director Christy Edwards.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to teams of boys and girls from grade five through adults. Teams of as many as five players may register to play. The tournament will be “three vs three” with refereed games. Teams will play in age divisions for trophies. Local basketball legends Larry “Gator” Rivers and Dale Parker will be honorary co-chairs of this year’s event.

At the halftime break at noon, there will be a free throw and basketball skills challenge open to all players. For youth teams, which includes fifth through 12th graders, registration is $50. It’s $100 for teams with members 18 and over.

For more information, to register a team, sponsor a youth team or sponsor the event visit www.horizonssavannah.org or call 912-961-8854. All proceeds benefit Horizons Savannah.

ABOUT HORIZONS SAVANNAH
Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School serves over 200 low-income students each summer. Horizons is a transformative experience for youth in Kindergarten through the 12th grade focused on helping low income students close the achievement gap through academic support and confidence building. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or cedwards@savcds.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/, check out our Facebook page.

CONTACT
Christy Edwards
Executive Director
912-961-8854
cedwards@savcds.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, March 11, 2019

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Savannah’s

COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

The Local Newswire


SPONSORS DONATE $51,000 TO 2019 LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA PROGRAM
(SOUTHEAST GA) Businesses from our 10-county region have donated $51,000 to Leadership Southeast Georgia for its five-month leadership development program in 2019. Sponsors include Evans General Contractors, Gulfstream Aerospace, Advanced Door Systems, The Sack Company, Georgia Power, Georgia Southern University, the Savannah Airport Commission, LS3P ASSOCIATES, LTD. and FirstPage Marketing. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

Leadership Southeast Georgia

(Left to right) Mayra Martin, FirstPage Marketing; Emily Zimmerman, Evans General Contractors; Ruel Joyner, Past Chairman of Leadership Southeast Georgia; Kendria Lee, Georgia Southern University; Lee Beckmann, Chairman of Leadership Southeast Georgia; Paul Roesel, The Sack Company; Neil Dawson, LS3P ASSOCIATES, LTD.; Erica Palmisano, FirstPage Marketing; Lucas Renfroe, FirstPage Marketing Missing from Photo: Mark Bennett, Gulfstream Aerospace; Klas Anderson, Advanced Door Systems; Jason Coley, Georgia Power; Greg Kelly, Savannah Airport Commission; Candace Carpenter, Savannah Airport Commission


NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR TENTH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is asking for nominations for its 10th Annual Night of Champions celebration scheduled for May 9. The event recognizes employees with different abilities in the Savannah area who excel in their workplace and their employers who have come to understand the value and importance of inclusive employment. Employee nominations may be submitted online until Friday, March 29. To nominate an individual, please visit https://nightofchampions.org/nominations/ 

CREATE GOOD DENTAL HABITS AT AN EARLY AGE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Every child should learn good dental habits from their parent(s) or guardian(s). Wondering where to start? Dr. Angela Canfield can offer a few words of wisdom to those doing the teaching in this article: https://www.prlog.org/12758148-creating-good-dental-habits-at-an-early-age-by-angela-canfield-dds.html

REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP ALOHA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle Grief and Loss counselors and volunteers facilitate a weekend overnight camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. Camp Aloha runs from the evening of May 3 through the afternoon of May 5. For more information, please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha 

YOUNG LEADERS’ LEARNING LUNCH – RSVP NOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way’s next Young Leaders’ Learning Lunch will take place on Thursday, March 28, at noon. Diana Morrison, Founder and President of Advertising Specialty Services, will present “The Dirty Dozen of Networking.” For more information and to RSVP, pleas visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2184633541557564/

LIBRARIES ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Live Oak Public Libraries is accepting donations of gently used books, DVDs, and audiobook CDs to support the Library’s collection and library partnerships with community organizations. Donations must meet specific criteria that can be found online. Those interested in donating or wishing to learn more can find additional information here: https://liveoakpl.org/connect/donate 

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT AND HIRES NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has announced the launch of a new transitional living program and the hiring of Cheri Dean as the Program Director. The Transitional Living Program is an 18-month residential program that prepares homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/03/park-place-outreach-receives-federal-grant-transitional-living-program-and-hires-new-program-director/

Cheri Dean, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Cheri Dean, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah


ENTERTAINMENT INCENTIVES EXTENDED

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) “Savannah did not become a preferred filming destination based solely upon Mother Nature’s bounty. While warm weather, beaches, forests, creeks, and marshes (not to mention some of the most beautiful architecture on the planet) can offer up a feast to any camera’s lens, the truth is that the lifeblood of the film industry is illusion.” Read Charles Bowen’s full article on the extended entertainment incentives and how to make them work for you in this Connect Savannah article: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/entertainment-incentives-extended/Content?oid=11799688

MIRANDA OSBORN JOINS FELDER & ASSOCIATES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Miranda Osborn has joined the architectural and interior design firm of Felder & Associates as office manager. In her role, she will be responsible for administrative duties, including overseeing residential, commercial, industrial, educational, historic and modern designs. To learn more about Osborn, her new position and the firm, please visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/miranda-osborn-joins-felder-associates-as-office-manager/

Miranda Osborn, Felder & Associates

Miranda Osborn, Felder & Associates


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE FEATURED IN FIXED MAGAZINE – INNOVATION IN ACTION

(FIXED MAGAZINE) Peacock Automotive was recently featured in Fixed Magazine in a piece highlighting the company’s innovation. The new Peacock Collision Center is a hub for innovation and was spotlighted in the article. Read the full story here: https://www.fixedopsbusiness.com/articles/2719-innovation-in-action

FIFTH ANNUAL LOUISE LAURETTI HOOPS FOR HORIZONS – MARCH 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) he fifth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 30, at Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Drive. Local basketball legends Larry “Gator” Rivers and Dale Parker will be honorary co-chairs of this year’s event. For more information, please visit www.horizonssavannah.org  

ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT BENEFITS THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah presented the first “The Royal Flush Casino Night” Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Savannah Station. All of the proceeds went to benefit families at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. The casino-themed party featured heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, dancing and complimentary casino. Guests enjoyed Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Wheel of Fortune with the opportunity to win up to $3,500 in cash and other prizes. To view photos from the event, please visit http://www.southmag.com/scenes/The-Royal-Flush-Casino-Night-Presented-by-Roto-Rooter-Plumbers-of-Savannah/?fbclid=IwAR2WMjFXKy59WSoDuWv2vlhw4lCmo8NtsACOPjLyxVfpXlHum0YDk9n2R6A

2019 AUTISM CONFERENCE HELD IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Autism activist Temple Grandin, widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most accomplished and best-known autistic adults, was the keynote speaker at the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism’s 2019 Autism Conference held Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Savannah Convention Center. Estimates indicate that one in 59 children born in the United States will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. With a full list of speakers and a reverse job fair, the conference was an excellent education resource for our region. Hundreds of guests attended the event. Learn more here: http://www.wtoc.com/2019/03/01/autism-conference-held-savannah/

CONGRATULATIONS BETHESDA BLAZERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Congratulations to Bethesda Academy’s 6th grade Blazers! The basketball team was runner-up in the 2019 SPAL Basketball Championship. The team is coached by Kim Glisson and John Black. A successful season it was! For more information on Bethesda Academy athletics, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/athletics/

HOLES FORE HEROES – MAY 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Georgia Apartment Association will host its third annual Holes Fore Heroes golf tournament benefitting the NLF Veteran’s Village on May 17. The tournament will take place at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Sponsors’ deadline to sign-up is May 3, and golfers may register until May 10. For more information, please visit https://www.coastalga-apt.org/events/2019holesforeheroes

OPEN FOR BUSINESS® RECAP: THE ART OF EVENT PLANNING

(FACEBOOK) In February, we talked about the art and science behind event planning. Looking to plan your next big event? Ensure you don’t miss a beat by watching our video, and leave your own tips in the comments! Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2235689593353304/ Open for Business February

DEAN BURNETTE NAMED PRESIDENT OF GABB

(Savannah, GA) Dean Burnette, founder of Savannah-based Best Business Brokers (B3), has been named president of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) for 2019. GABB members help business owners establish sales prices, create marketing plans and strategies for the sales, identify and qualify potential buyers and protect owners’ and buyers’ confidentiality. For more information, visit http://B3Brokers.com

Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers (B3)

Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers (B3)


PREVENT AND REVERSE DIABETES WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) A wellness workshop which will present information to prevent and reverse diabetes will be held Saturday, March 23, from 9am to 5pm at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Pooler, Ga. Sponsored by One Life One Choice, Inc., wellness experts will present new research and lifestyle measures to change your life. Contact One Live One Choice at (912.398.3413) or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-health-summit-spring-2019-tickets-56591261988#tickets

GIRLS ON THE RUN OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER FOR  SAVANNAH GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Girls on the Run (GOTR) Is an official charity partner for the Web.com/Savannah Golf Championship. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets to watch the PGA-qualifying can be found here: www.savannahgolfchampionship.com

CHRIS TILTON ON BEING THE LOCAL STAR REP IN THE AREA 

(SAVANNAH CEO) Chris Tilton, President of the Dewitt Tilton Group, talks to us about them being the star rep in the area and what exactly that means. Learn more in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/02/chris-tilton-being-local-star-rep-area/ 

CORPUS CHRISTI POOLER CATHOLIC CHURCH WORSHIP SPACE BLESSING CEREMONY

(POOLER, GA) More than 300 people filled the worship space in the multi-purpose building for the blessing of the long awaited home for the Catholic Communty in Pooler.  View a video of the blessing service here: https://animoto.com/play/2yovTHvglmIRHYNqDMPkoA

THE EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Workplace policy and procedure manuals are vital to protect yourself from dealing with employment disputes. Business owners and management need to become well-versed in the problems that arise in the workplace and to be focused on prevention. For more information, please visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/ The Bowen Law Group, Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, Savannah Public Relations

MEET ESTELLA 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Estella! Estella is a 6-year-old yellow lab mix. Estella came into the rescue rather sick, but her health didn’t affect her sweetness! She is extra gentle and really just loves to be with her human. For more information on Estella or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-417-estella/

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Invite Public to Kick Off Sixth Annual Encourage Health Educational Series

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Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Invite Public to Kick Off Sixth Annual Encourage Health Educational Series

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket will present the selected speakers for its sixth annual Encourage Health Educational Series during a kick-off party Thursday, March 28, at Cha Bella Restaurant, 102 East Broad St.

Encourage Health

The popular speaker series presented in a lunch-and-learn format offers the public a free opportunity to hear local experts discuss health-related topics in a non-commercial atmosphere. Past programs have covered such topics as the correlation between heart health and a healthy lifestyle, regions known as “blue zones” for their exceptional longevity, the benefits of a plant-based diet and other subjects related to the themes of nutrition and fitness.

This year’s speakers will include Dr. Michael Vaughn, speaking on CBD oil; Desirae Suggs, addressing food scarcity in Savannah; Katie Balthrop, strength training; and Cleveland Beach, meditation practices. More information about the speakers, their qualifications and the particulars of their topics will be announced prior to their presentations.

The launch party will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and is free to the public. Light appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar will be available. Expected guests are those who have attended the series during its first five years, past and scheduled speakers, non-profit organizations that advocate for health, program sponsors and the general public.

This marks the sixth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, Cha Bella, the City of Savannah, Clover Health, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, St. Joseph’s/Candler and WRHQ.

This year’s lunch-and-learn dates, all of which fall on Tuesdays, will be April 30, June 25, August 27 and October 29. More information is available from Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org.

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

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

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

Creating Good Dental Habits at an Early Age by Angela C. Canfield, DDS

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Creating Good Dental Habits at an Early Age
by Angela C. Canfield, DDS

It’s always a good time to think about the health of your children’s teeth. The routines you set in stone now will carry your children into adulthood and set the stage for healthy teeth.

When it comes to those teeth, a tried-and-true parental friend comes in handy: routine. Brushing and flossing should be a part of your child’s daily routine in the morning and before bed.

But additional routines are needed too. I’m talking about a twice-a-year dental checkup. You don’t want a dental visit to become a time of trauma and dread because of a dental emergency. A positive, cheerful visit with a dentist who understands children’s needs and is experienced in dealing with them should be as much a part of a child’s life as checkups with a pediatrician, back-to-school supply shopping or a photo with Santa.

For parents who want to build dental care into their children’s lifelong habits, the American Dental Association’s consumer website, mouthhealthy.org, can be a useful tool. It isn’t a preachy site full of boring demands to brush, brush, brush. It has helpful, real-world advice that parents can put to good use. The section with suggestions on tooth fairy visits almost reminds me of a sort of Pinterest for teeth.

Someday, your child will be a senior, not just a high school senior, but much, much later, a senior as in “senior citizen.” Whether that future senior citizen is eating with his or her own teeth 75 years from now has a lot to do with what you are teaching your child right now.

You wouldn’t take any aspect of your child’s health for granted, but some parents overlook the fact that dental health is health. Sometimes, a special promotion like National Children’s Dental Health Month is a good reminder to make sure your children have a healthy dental routine.

Angela Canfield DDS

Angela Canfield DDS

Dr. Angela Canfield is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentist. She owns and practices at two dental offices: Premier Dental Designs (www.premierdentaldesigns.com/located in Rincon, GA, and Sandfly Family Dental (https://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/) in Savannah, GA. Contact Dr. Canfield at molar799@yahoo.com or 912-826-4037

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Calls for 2019 Night of Champions Nominations

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Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Calls for 2019 Night of Champions Nominations

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is asking for nominations for its 10th Annual Night of Champions celebration scheduled for May 9.

Low Country Down Syndrome Society Night of Champions Logo

The event recognizes employees with different abilities in the Savannah area who excel in their workplace and their employers who have come to understand the value and importance of inclusive employment.

Night of Champions celebrates employees and their employers whose dedication and leadership shine a light on the possibilities and benefits of inclusive communities and work spaces,” said Night of Champions chairperson Tom Kenkel.

Employee nominations may be submitted online at https://nightofchampions.org/nominations/ until Friday, March 29.

Selected employees and their employers will be invited as special guests to the Night of Champions dinner that will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at the Savannah Civic Center.

Last year’s honorees included Elissa Brown, Kroger; Caroline Campbell, Zaxby’s; Herbert Hudson, Back in the Day Bakery; Marquis Smith, SCAD’s Byte Cafe; Jabari Tukes, Pooler Karate; Iyaona Weathers, Grainger Honda & Nissan.

In addition to dinner, the evening will include a recognition ceremony, a silent auction and a cash bar, with Jamie Deen & Allyson Harvin serving as the night’s emcee. This year’s key note speakers are John & Mark Cronin, owners of John’s Crazy Socks. Amy Wright, the owner of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, is this year’s President’s Award Winner. Business professional attire is requested.

Individual tickets are $50; tables of ten can be reserved for $500 at nightofchampions.org. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and offer a range of benefits. For more information, call 912-436-3626.

ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) supports people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact. LDSS encourages the whole family to attend; children of all ages are welcome. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit ldssga.org

CONTACT
Kayla Johnson
Executive Director
kjohnson@ldssga.org
912-436-3626