The Local Newswire
LDSS 9TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host its 9th Annual Night of Champions on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m.
at The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event will recognize differently-abled Savannah area employees who excel in their workplace and their employers. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction and a cash bar, with Jamie Deen and Allyson Harvin serving as the night’s emcees. Business professional attire is requested. Individual tickets are $50, and tables of ten can be reserved for $500 at https://nightofchampions.org/
SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS WALKATHON
AT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) In support of Southeastern Guide Dogs, Peacock Automotive is hosted a walkathon. The event was kid friendly and will have local firefighters and a fire truck for children’s interaction throughout the day. People were encouraged to bring their dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services include breeding and training dogs, on-campus instruction and lifetime follow-up for graduates. They’re provided at no cost to students and veterans. In line with the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Lions Club was on site with free vision testing for anyone who is participating in the walkathon. For more information about the walkathon, visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/savannah
. Visit the dealership online at www.peacockusedcars.com
or call 843-208-1400.
GROUND BLESSING CEREMONY
FOR CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) A group of Catholic faithful in the Pooler area, the Pooler Catholic Community, has been raising money to build a facility in the Pooler area. Corpus Christi Catholic Mission kicked off the eight-month construction process with a ground blessing and a groundbreaking. The ceremony, led by Bishop Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM, Conv. of the Diocese of Savannah, was held at the construction site located at 1745 Benton Blvd
. off Pooler Parkway. The $4.2 million project is expected to be complete by early December 2018. Felder & Associates was selected as the lead architect and R. W. Allen was chosen as a commercial general contractor for the project. For more information, visit http://www.poolercatholiccommunity.org/home.html
AMERICAN RED CROSS HONORS CECILIA RUSSO TURNER
(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia hosted its fifth Youth Heroes Awards Breakfast at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St
. in downtown Savannah. This event recognized local students who are giving back to their communities by volunteering at school and for religious organizations, various non-profits, camps and more. It also honored Cecilia Russo Turner for her volunteer work in the community, as well as her philanthropy and advocacy. Learn more at http://www.wtoc.com/clip/14289392/american-red-cross-honors-youth-heroes
JUNKLUGGERS E-WASTE RECYCLING
AT EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s annual Earth Day Festival was held in Forsyth Park. Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire had a special exhibit where they collected electronic waste, such as computers, televisions, monitors, printers, fax machines, small household appliances, and cell phones. The Earth Day Festival also included free workshops, including one from Trevor Hess, the owner of Junkluggers, presenting “Waste to Wealth: How to Use the Three R’s (Reducing, Reusing and Recycling) to Your Advantage.” For more information, visit www.earthdaysavannah.org
ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT PRESENTED
TO LOOP IT UP SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) At the first of four presentations during the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, Loop It Up Savannah was presented with a $1,000 grant to be used for art supplies and food for after-school programs. At the luncheon, Dr. Luke Curtsinger discussed The Blue Zone and how its nine life-guiding principles can promote longevity, well-being and overall happiness. During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will receive a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/
(SAVANNAH, GA) You are invited to an evening of Indian culture, cuisine and music, and to hear about the new Happy Schools Foundation, founded by local Rotarians with a mission to drastically improve the lives of children in need in government schools in India. Learn how to make a difference on Tuesday, April 24 from 6 pm to 8 pm
at 7 Country Club Drive, Savannah 31410 (Whitemarsh Island
, home of John Neely). Suggested Contribution: $30/person. For more information, please visit http://www.jimbruce.org/District6920/Donations/donation.php
or call John Neely at 912-657-1778.
INC.’S FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES
PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES DONATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has received a donation of $3553.59 from 100+ Women Who Care, an organization dedicated to helping our community by finding at least 100 or more women to each contribute $100 on a quarterly basis to charities located in the Savannah/Chatham area. To learn more about Park Place Outreach and how it puts donations like these to use, visit http://parkplaceyes.org
or find Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter on Facebook.
WORKSHOP BY DEWITT TILTON GROUP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group will host a luncheon workshop on May 3
at the Savannah Golf Club for a presentation on “From Buying the Dirt to Obtaining the Permit: The Critical Steps to Starting a Commercial Construction Project.” The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event is intended for realtors, business owners, individuals in commercial construction and anyone with an interest in the field. Space is limited. For more information on the luncheon or on commercial construction, call (912) 777-3404 or visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/
HUBBARD JOINS HOSPICE SAVANNAH FOUNDATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah Foundation recently named its officers and directors for 2018-19. Sam Hubbard, founder and managing director, Coastal Capital Management, joins the non-profit board. Hospice Savannah provides services and resources on living with a life limiting illness, dying, death, grief and loss. For more information on the non-profit, visit http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180413/newsmakers
FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS IN APRIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon will offer free oral cancer screenings throughout the month at both of her offices. These exams normally cost up to $80. The oral cancer screening is noninvasive and takes less than 10 minutes. By using a VELscope to shine a visible blue light in the mouth, Canfield’s staff will be able to detect suspicious tissue that is abnormal. While the screenings will be free, an appointment is necessary. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/free-oral-cancer-screenings-in-april/
ENMARKET ASSUMES OPERATIONS OF 34 E-Z SHOP STORES IN S.C.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket has assumed operations of 34 E-Z Shop convenience stores located throughout South Carolina. The Savannah-based company recently bought the stores from Brabham Oil Company, Inc., based in Bamberg, S.C. The purchase includes Brabham Oil’s wholesale fuel distribution company as well as eleven Subway franchises. It marks the second major purchase in recent months that, together, have doubled Enmarket’s store count. For more information, visit www.enmarket.com
(SAVANNAH, GA) Is your business using Facebook Live? The social tool offers big marketing opportunities for large and small companies alike! Join us THIS Wednesday, April 25, at noon
for our April session of Open for Business where we will be discussing a full guide to Facebook Live. Read the article beforehand and join the conversation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/602993156706721/
(SAVANNAH,GA) Reality, not theory. An independent annual Client Engagement Survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, has found that, in 2017, the Savannah Chapter of SCORE helped establish 166 new businesses and create 213 new non-owner jobs in the Savannah area. For more information about Savannah SCORE or to schedule a free mentoring session with a Savannah SCORE mentor, please go to https://savannah.score.org
DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
(SAVANNAH, GA) All rising 10th or 11th grade girls in Chatham, Liberty, Bryan or Effingham Counties are invited to apply for the 2018-2019 Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy. The sessions will be held June 11-15, 2018
. Two additional sessions will be held during the 2018-2019 school year. Through interactive workshops & field trips, students will learn the skills you need to become successful in their personal & professional lives. Applications are in all school counselors’ offices NOW.For more info., call 912-721-7388