(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 28, 2017

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10 WAYS TO UTILIZE WORKERS WITH DIFFERENT ABILITIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Joe Marchese, past president and founding member of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), will be the keynote speaker for ‘Power Hour,’ presented by the Savannah Area Chamber’s Small Business Council on Tuesday, Sept. 12. His presentation will highlight the “Top Ten Ways to Contract and Utilize Workers with Different Abilities.” RSVP: http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=61For more info contact spainter@savannahchamber.com.

ENMARKET & HEALTHY SAVANNAH: $1,000 GRANT 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Urban Garden Alliance received an Encourage Health grant of $1,000 during the third lecture of the enmarket 2017 Encourage Health Education Series. The garden alliance works to increase access to local, healthy food by promoting gardening and raising awareness for the benefits of homegrown food. It is one of four local nonprofit groups to receive grants during the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series. For more information, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com.

ENTERTAINMENT TAX CREDITS
(SOUTHERN GATEWAY PRODUCTION SERVICES) The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office offers production incentives worth up to 30 percent of production expenditures for qualifying projects. To check on whether your project qualifies, visit, http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com

AUDI HILTON HEAD DEALERSHIP 

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive broke ground Aug. 22 on its new 30,000-square-foot Audi Hilton Head dealership at the New River Auto Mall. PHOTOS: 
http://beta.spotted.blufftontoday.com/mediadetail/31069242?channel=26609&gId=686516Estimated cost of the new facility is $6 million, and it is expected to create 20 jobs. Construction will begin immediately and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2018.  Visit  http://www.audihiltonhead.com/, or call (843) 208-1258.

COMMUNITY GIVING DAY FOR HEALTHY SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah is the recipient of Whole Foods Market Savannah 5% Day. The Community Giving Day is Thursday, Aug. 31, and 5% of the entire day’s net sales will be donated to Healthy Savannah. Whole Foods Market Savannah is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store is located at 1815 Victory Dr. For more information, call (912) 272-9494or visit http://healthysavannah.org

SPONSORS NEEDED FOR JAYCEES ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are seeking sponsors for the 75th Anniversary gala to take place on Saturday, October 21. For more information on sponsorship levels and needs, please contact Cynthia Wright at savannahjaycees@gmail.com or 912-856-9075

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED TO HELP AT- RISK TEENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter needs auction items for its gala on Friday, February 2. Park Place is a temporary residential home for at-risk kids and teens ages 11-17 at 514 E. Henry St. Please call (912) 234-4048 to coordinate or visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/

SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING TRENDS
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PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

(THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP) It may be time to schedule a commercial construction preventive maintenance visit. If you never bother to have your HVAC cleaned or don’t think your restaurant construction budget allows for an annual jetting of the pipes, you could be in for a world of hurt and lost revenue. On average, preventive maintenance costs are far lower than the cost to replace major equipment. For more information, visit http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

HEALING PROPERTIES, THINGS TO KNOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) Verdant Kitchen™ Co-Founder and CEO Ross Harding Speaks on the Healing Properties of Ginger and Turmeric During August 22 Encourage Health Education Lecture. For more information, visit enmarket.com

HEAR THE DETAILS OF SOUTH CAROLINA’S FIRST PRODUCTION MEADERY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The mind behind South Carolina’s first production Meadery will speak at 1 Million Cups on Sept. 6. Mead, an ancient fermented beverage made from honey, is experiencing exponential growth in the craft beverage sector. Learn about this new regional business, sourcing honey from beekeepers throughout the Southeast, as it enters the market. 1 Million Cups is held from 9-10 a.m. every Wednesday at Bull Street Labs on the second floor at 2222 Bull St. There is free coffee, easy on-street parking and no cost to attend. http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

FRUIT JUICE MAY HARM CHILDREN’S TEETH
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) The Academy of Pediatrics recommends that fruit juice not be given to children under 12 months of age. The high levels of sugar found in these juices can be harmful to young ones’ teeth. Fruit juice intake for older children should also be limited. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/


LEND A HAND

(SAVANNAH, GA) In celebration of 36 years of service, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is hosting an all-day volunteer pack-a-thon on Thursday, September 14 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. The goal is to pack 3,600 food boxes for hungry people in our community. Vounteer your time at https://helpendhunger.volunteermatrix.com

FIVE WAYS TO NAVIGATE ZONING REGULATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) If you’ve ever seen one of those yellow signs posted on a building or empty lot announcing a zoning change petition, you probably know the property owner or potential owner wants to build something new or alter the current building’s purpose and must first seek permission from the governing municipality to rezone the lot.  While zoning issues are unlikely to affect most people, they can be a complicated and lengthy process for a zoning petitioner.  For tips on how to navigate zoning regulations, please visit http://savannahnow.com/2017-08-17/thomas-five-ways-navigate-savannah-s-zoning-regulations.

CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY  
(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern present a class on Sept. 26th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn from social media expert Lisa Kandra as she presents her national program designed to teach business owners how they can leverage social media by implementing a strategy focused on goals and getting results. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/creating-a- social-media- strategy-for- your-business/

EMAILS AND PROFESSIONALISM
(INC) Is it unprofessional to use emoticons in work emails?

DONATION TO MILITARY FAMILIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Cinnamon Bear Stores, a family-owned group of high-end gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years, has donated $1,040 to the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, a 501(c)3 non-profit, social and welfare organization that supports the military community through social outreach, academic scholarships and welfare grants. The donation came from proceeds raised during the Cinnamon Bear Stores grand opening celebrations for their new location in the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn St. For more information, visit https://cinnamonbearstores.com

SPEED NETWORKING

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber will hold a speed networking session on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with the program at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 for Chamber members only. For more information or to RSVP,  http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/making-connection-speed-networking-august-30/


RED CROSS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is invited to celebrate 100 years of the local Red Cross. View memorabilia and learn about Red Cross work in the community. The event is Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. at Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian St., Savannah, GA 31401. Please RSVP to esther.sheppard@redcross.org  or 912-651-5300 x349 This event is free. Must be 21 to enter, No children or infants.

ABBIE DELOACH FUNDRAISER
(SAVANNAH, GA) All Robert W. Groves Alumni are invited to an Epic All-Class High School Reunion.  The Abbie DeLoach Foundation will host an afternoon of food, football and fun on Sept. 9.  History is being made by uniting not only a high school but a community. Buy tickets online. Each ticket includes a $25 donation to the Foundation. Abbie DeLoach was one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students who were killed in a car-truck accident on Interstate 16 on April 22, 2015. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rw-groves-alumni-for-abbie-tickets-36939272358?aff=alumniforabbie

COMPANY CULTURE
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FREE TRIP TO INDIA
(ROTARY DISTRICT 6920) Seeking Rotarians and non Rotarians to submit an application for a month-long trip to India starting in mid January 2018. Applications due before Sept. 15https://youtu.be/xHNDa88ktD4

LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
(HILTON HEAD, SC) THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference, Sept. 28,. Cynthia Wright, with Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing’s will discuss social media.  Registration is open for this new women’s event, and an early bird rate is available.  A limited number of vendor tables are available.  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eedzcijv9ff2e23e&llr=rlupm5cab&showPage=true 

LDSS BUDDY WALK 2017
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2017 Buddy Walk for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed immediately by a Family Fun Festival. This one-mile fundraising event raises awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families. To learn more about the Buddy Walk or to register, visit https://www.facebook.com/lowcountrydownsyndromesociety/

ART TOUR ISSUES CALL FOR ARTISTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Arts Resource Collective of Savannah (ARC) is partnering with Hospice Savannah, Inc. to present this year’s Arts and Artisans Tour on Thursday, Nov. 2. The tour features art and artists in several homes in the Historic District. Applications for the juried show can be found at http://www.arcsavannah.org/aanda2017. For more information, contact info@arcsavannah.org

BUSINESS GROWTH
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HOLIDAY AUCTION HOSTED BY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
(SAVANNAH, GA)  On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the annual Holiday Auction hosted by Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America will take place at 6 p.m. at the Landings Plantation Club. Your support of the Holiday Auction will help pay for inner city kids from low income homes to learn outdoor skills, have mentors and participate in the proven leadership and life skills development programs of the Boy Scouts of America. Call Angela Phillips at the Scout Office at 912-927-7272 x 204 to reserve your place or to sign up as a volunteer or sponsor.

“SWEET SISSY”: A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) Sissy is a female tabby who is about a year old and in need of a home. She is currently living at Coastal Pet Rescue and would love a multi-cat home. She is a friendly lap cat who loves to play with toys and sit on the couch. To view Sissy and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-116-sissy-2/