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September 2020

COMMUNITY HEADLINES – SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

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ENMARKET DONATES 10,000 REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES TO STUDENTS IN BRYAN COUNTY
(BRYAN COUNTY, GA) The Enmarket convenience store chain has donated 10,000 reusable 20-ounce water bottles to returning students in Bryan County’s public school to ensure that all 9,600 students in the county’s eleven schools have water bottles as they return to classes. Enmarket offered to donate the water bottles after officials learned that state guidelines recommend schools turn off water fountains during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-donates-10000-reusable-water-bottles-to-students-in-bryan-county/
Enmarket Donates 56,000 Reusable Water Bottles to Students in Chatham, Effingham, and Bryan Counties
VIRTUAL BUDDY WALK OCT 3
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold its 15th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Due to COVID they had to create a virtual Buddy walk this year. They hope you can continue this tradition of walking to help raise awareness and making change. Individual registration is $10. Register here: https://www.classy.org/event/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-2020-virtual-buddy-walk/e293811.
LDSS Lowcountry Down Sydrome Society Virtual Buddy Walk
SAFE SHELTER HOSTS FUNDRAISER PARTY OCTOBER 8TH
(SAVANNAH, GA) SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is inviting the community to participate in a virtual party featuring the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Set to premiere Thursday, October 8th at 7:00 p.m., the organizers hope to raise funds needed to serve the growing number of victims of domestic violence in the Chatham County area due to the COVID pandemic. The organization is currently facing a 15 percent reduction of funding from across-the-board cuts in state aid, coupled with the cancellation of its traditional fundraising event. https://carriagetradepr.com/safe-shelter-announces-virtual-fundraiser-with-fabulous-equinox-orchestra-oct-8-at-7pm/
SAFE SHELTER ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER WITH FABULOUS EQUINOX ORCHESTRA OCT 8 AT 7PM
BIZPITCH SAV 2020 ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETITION DEADLINE OCT 2
(SAVANNAH, GA) Got an idea for a unique, exciting new product or service? Then consider becoming a BizPitch Savannah™ 2020 entrepreneurial competition contestant. BizPitch Savannah™ offers aspiring local entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and win over $10,000 in cash and free professional services to help launch their new businesses. Online applications are available at http://bizpitchsavannah.com/pre-application/
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Chatham County Justice Center and Healthy Savannah are seeking donations of tablets, computers, and gift cards for its back to school giveaway. The center is also seeking assistance with identifying children in the community with the most need. For more information, please contact Sheryl Jones at smjones@chathamcounty.org or Deidre Grim at deidre@healthysavannah.orghttps://www.facebook.com/ChathamCountyFJC
EMMAUS HOUSE EMPTY BOWL FUNDRAISER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Emmaus House will celebrate its 10th Annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser on Sunday, November 1 in Reynolds Square on Abercorn St. in Historic Downtown Savannah. Empty Bowl is the main fundraiser that allows the organization to feed, shower, and launder our community’s homeless population. Organizers are currently seeking sponsors and donors to make this event a huge success. Ticket purchasers will enjoy a take-out soup lunch that will directly benefit the Emmaus House mission of providing vital services to the unsheltered homeless population.
CREATIVE COAST AND CAREER KARMA DONATE LAPTOPS TO COMMUNITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Creative Coast has partnered with Career Karma to help give laptops to community members affected by the pandemic. The goal is to help women, people of color, the disabled, veterans, and/or low-income households work towards building a new skill set that will allow the participating individuals to re-enter the workforce with a strong foundation. The campaign is particularly focused on helping those who do not already own a computer, who do not have a job, or their job has been impacted by the pandemic in some way. https://thecreativecoast.org/goodnews-creative-coast-partners-with-career-karma-to-reskill-america
WJCL AND HEALTHY SAVANNAH PARTNER IN DRIVE FOR GOOD INITIATIVE
(WJCL) WJCL is launching a new initiative called Drive for Good to spotlight helping agencies who are assisting so many in need during the COVID-19 pandemic and to highlight ways that you can support them. For the month of September, WJCL’s partner is Healthy Savannah, a nonprofit focused on making “a healthy choice the easy choice.” The organization works to ensure all residents have access to healthy, affordable food, activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations, and a community infrastructure that supports them. Since 2007, Healthy Savannah has created and collaborated with a coalition of 200 organizations to lead policy, systems, and environmental change efforts. https://www.wjcl.com/article/wjcl-s-drive-for-good-how-healthy-savannah-is-helping-the-hostess-city-live-better/33863458
SAVANNAH JAZZ FESTIVAL SEPT 23-27
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival 2020 will be live-streamed from its fixed venue at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, September 23 – 27. A small live audience with socially-distanced seating will also help ensure efforts to keep members, artists, attendees and production partners safe from COVID-19. https://savannahjazz.org/festival/
ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The first of four 2020-21 Enmarket Encourage Health in partnership with Healthy Savannah’s Educational Series LIVE broadcasts will kick off Thursday, October 1 with a conversation on “Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety During COVID”. The program will be livestreamed at 1:00 p.m. on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/healthysav/)
CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION HIRES SAVANNAH AREA BRANCH MANAGER AND ASSISTANT MANAGERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union has named Emily Hopper as the in-store manager for its new Savannah area branches set to open in September. The financial institution has also hired Mary Thomas and Yalanda Henderson as assistant managers. The two new Center Parc Credit Union locations will be located at the Pooler Walmart, 160 Pooler Parkway, and the Savannah Walmart, 6000 Ogeechee Road. Center Parc Credit Union is a division of APCU, the oldest credit union in the state of Georgia. https://carriagetradepr.com/center-parc-credit-union-hires-savannah-area-branch-manager-and-assistant-managers/
Center Parc Credit Union Announces Three New Hires in Savannah, GA
HOSPICE SAVANNAH SUMMER NIGHTS PARTY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The auction site is live for Hospice Savannah’s first-ever virtual Summer Nights Party & Auction. The fun, fast-paced virtual event will be held Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. with proceeds supporting the vital Healing Arts of Music & Massage Therapy. Auction items include a fabulous trip to Alaska with a three-year window, personal planning concierge and no black-out dates. Paintings by seven local artists and jewelry from three local jewelers will also be offered. Register to be entered for a $50 gift card: text SN2020 to 22454 or visit SN2020.afrogs.org
PARK PLACE OUTREACH RAISES $13K
(SAVANNAH BUSINESS JOURNAL) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services recently hosted a Derby Delivered benefit in partnership with The Olde Pink House and Woodford Reserve which raises $13,000. https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news/nonprofits/sept-15—-park-place-outreach-raises-13k-during-derby-delivered-benefit/article_1042b38e-f69c-11ea-8a11-2f2fc65c2cab.html
3 PART WEBINAR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Technical College’s Professional Continuing Education department, the Greater Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce and SCORE have created a series of live, online workshops called Black in Business. This free series will empower Black entrepreneurs and business owners to launch, climb and excel with the series of three online workshops. Sessions will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 23, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7. Register now.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that the Hero Database can help you find resources dealing with COVID related assistance? The H.E.R.O (Health Effective Resource Organizations) Database is an online health and social services resource for Savannah-Chatham county residents. It is funded by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through grant funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control’s REACH program to eliminate disparities in health outcomes based on race and income in Savannah and Chatham County.
FLOWER NEEDS A HOME
(COASTALPETRESCUE.ORG) Flower is super sweet, lovable and calm. She enjoys cuddling on the couch and gets along well with other animals. To adopt Flower, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2020-d-186-flower/.
LIVE VIDEO STRATEGY: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE RESULTS
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Live video expert Luria Petrucci explains how to create strategic live video content that delivers results.
Live Video Strategy: How to Improve Your Facebook and YouTube Results
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Enmarket Donates 10,000 Reusable Water Bottles to Students in Bryan County

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(BRYAN COUNTY, GA) The Enmarket convenience store chain has donated 10,000 reusable 20-ounce water bottles to returning students in Bryan County’s public schools to ensure that all 9,600 students in the county’s eleven schools have water bottles as they return to classes.

Enmarket offered to donate the water bottles after officials learned that state guidelines recommend schools turn off water fountains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When we became aware of this need, we saw a way to give back to the community, give back to the education system and to make school a safe experience for students,” said Enmarket president Brett Giesick.

Bryan County Assistant Superintendent Dr. Trey Robertson said the schools appreciate the donation.

“We are extremely grateful to have such great community partners willing to meet the needs of our students,” Robertson said. “The water bottles provided by Enmarket will be extremely useful for all of our students and staff throughout the year.

In August, Enmarket also provided 32,000 bottles to Savannah-Chatham students and 14,000 to Effingham students.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, Savannah’s largest convenience store chain, employs more than 1,300 people and operates 127 convenience stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants, and a fast-casual restaurant as the 49th largest convenience store operator in the country. Founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, 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. www.enmarket.com

Dr. Denise Scott, Director of Student Services,
with the Bryan County School holding one of the
new water bottles that will be given to the students.

 

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Vice President of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Founder and President
Carriage Trade Public Relations
Phone:
912-844_9990
Email: marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
Website: www.carriagetradepr.com

Speakers Announced for 2020-21 Enmarket Encourage Health Series LIVE

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The seventh annual series launches Oct. 1 with live-streamed conversations featuring leading voices on nutrition, physical fitness, and wellbeing.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Encourage Health Series in partnership with Healthy Savannah’s Educational Series LIVE broadcasts will kick off Thursday, October 1 with “Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety During COVID”

The program will be live-streamed at 1:00 p.m. on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page. It will also be rebroadcast at a later date on the City of Savannah’s Government Channel and on SavannahNow.com/podcasts.

Now in its seventh year, the series pivoted from its traditional lunch-time lecture format to an online broadcast this year due to the COVID-19 virus, and the new format offers the opportunity for a wider audience to tap into and interact with experts as they provide important information on nutrition, physical fitness and wellbeing.

On the first program, audiences will see a familiar face, as Dr. Davana Pilczuk, who hosted the lunchtime series last year, will present “Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety During COVID”. Pilczuk is an award-winning kinesiologist who specializes in the field of human performance. Pilczuk will be accompanied on the program by her husband, Bill Pilczuk, SCAD Men’s and Women’s Swimming head coach and a former world champion 50-meter freestyle swimmer.

“Stress and anxiety are rampant these days,” said Pilczuk. “According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a third of Americans are now showing clinical signs of anxiety and depression. On top of that, COVID-19 and the resulting economic downturn have packed an unrelenting punch on all of us and our bodies and minds are giving way to it.”

This first lecture is sponsored by Clover Health.

Yearly schedule for the 2020-21 Enmarket Encourage Health Series, LIVE on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page, starting at 1pm.

• October 1: Dr. Davana Pilczuk and Bill Pilczuk “Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety During COVID”

• January 7: Armand Turner, physical activity manager with Healthy Savannah’s and YMCA”s Racial and Ethnic Approach to Community Health (REACH) grant, will present “Activity Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations,” outlining strategies for creating activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations in order to improve physical and mental health.

• April 1: Dr. Nandi A Marshall, assistant professor of Health Sciences with Georgia Southern University, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health; will speak on “Breaking the Breastfeeding Barriers,” which highlights the health benefits for breastfed infants and breastfeeding mothers, the racial disparity that exists for many of those mothers and children, and how businesses can help eliminate those barriers.

• July 1: Courtney Collett-Conner, a dietitian with Medical Nutrition of the Lowcountry, will present “Food Myths,” focusing on how easy and affordable it can be to connect the dots between eating well and lowering the risk for chronic diseases.”

The four programs of the 2020-21 series will be hosted by Frannie Williams, a wellness guide, writer, and certified yoga teacher. Williams received her MFA in performing arts from Savannah College of Art and Design and is the owner of Guided Surender Wellness Studio.

While all of the broadcasts are free and available to the public, organizers are requesting that audience members virtually RSVP at www.healthysavannah.org/encouragehealthlive. Those who register will receive a friendly reminder when each show date draws near, along with special offers that encourage health.

The 7th Annual Enmarket Encourage Health education series is presented in partnership with Healthy Savannah; media sponsor, the Savannah Morning News; and community partners, City of Savannah, Chatham County, Healthy Savannah / YMCA of Coastal Georgia’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health team, Gulfstream and Clover Health. By going digital this year, the series is striving to safely engage with people wherever they are.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, Savannah’s largest convenience store chain, employs more than 1,300 people and operates 127 convenience stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants, and a fast-casual restaurant as the 49th largest convenience store operator in the country. Founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, 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. www.enmarket.com

ABOUT HEALTHY SAVANNAH
Healthy Savannah, a 501C (3) public charity is a public/private coalition of over 200 businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, schools, neighborhood organizations, and healthcare and government agencies, It began as an initiative of City of Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson, formed in 2007. Healthy Savannah leads and supports a culture of health in the Savannah area by creating an environment that makes a healthy choice the easy choice; building a collaborative network that identifies and shares resources; collecting and disseminating information, promoting best practices and implementing innovative programs, and advocating for effective policies. Since its inception, this innovative, cross-sector collaboration has vastly benefited the community as evidenced by numerous multi-agency projects, grants, and policy initiatives that have emerged from the initiative to create and sustain a Healthy Savannah. www.healthysavannah.org.

 

 

Dr. Davana Pilczuk

 

Bill Pilczuk – Photography Courtesy of SCAD

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Vice President of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
912.844.9990
www.carriagetradepr.com
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

MARJORIE YOUNG TO PRESENT WORKSHOP IN CRISIS PR PREPARATION

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(SAVANNAH, GA) You have less than 45 minutes to respond to a PR crisis. Are you prepared? From data breaches to negative press, a public relations crisis could happen to the best of us. If you are hit with a PR crisis, you’ll need to act quickly to minimize the damage to your brand reputation. Register now for this online workshop for the APF Coastal Georgia Chapter, on Sept 16 at noon. The workshop instructor is Marjorie Young, certified in Crisis PR through the Public Relations Society of America.

RSVP HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkd-ytqj0oGdzxoUj-DU0paFnvvKgtRF6N

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Founder and President
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
www.carriagetradepr.com
Author of REPUTATION-MATRIX™

REPUTATION-MATRIX™ Author, Marjorie Young

SAFE SHELTER ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER WITH FABULOUS EQUINOX ORCHESTRA OCT 8 AT 7PM

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(SAVANNAH, GA) SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is inviting the community to participate in a virtual party featuring the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Set to premiere Thursday, October 8th at 7pm the organizers hope to raise funds needed to serve the growing number of victims of domestic violence in the Chatham County area due to the COVID pandemic. Read More