(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 5, 2017

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PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE 15th ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, Sept. 7,  Peacock Automotive will host an unveiling event for its rebranding of the New River Auto Mall. A new name and logo will be released in recognition of Peacock Automotive’s 15th anniversary. The unveiling will take place at Audi Hilton Head at 137 Auto Mall Boulevard in Hardeeville, S.C. During the event, the American Heart Association will announce the gala theme for the 21st Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. Audi Hilton Head is the Legacy Sponsor for the Heart Ball, which will be held on Feb. 5. For more information on the Heart Ball, visit www.southerncoastheartball.org. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
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SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL GIVES BACK 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon presented numerous donated food items to Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program. From peanut butter, granola bars, peanut butter crackers and macaroni and cheese, to cereal, juice boxes and water, non-perishable items were donated to help provide children who are at risk for hunger a safe haven during the school year where they can get nutritious food. For more information on Canfield’s offices, visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/. For more information on the Kids Cafe, visit http://support.helpendhunger.org/home.cfm/page/Our_Programs/Program/Kids_Cafe.html

MILLION DOLLAR IDEA

(SOUTHERN GATEWAY PRODUCTION SERVICES) A common dream for many writers includes selling movie rights. But what if that happens in real life? How do you protect your idea or know how much it’s worth? For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com


SEND FOOD TO HURRICANE VICTIMS 

(SAVANNAH / HOUSTON) Second Harvest Food Bank is paying it forward! In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the Houston Food Bank came to the aid of Savannah locals by sending a truck full of food for those displaced by storm damage. It’s our turn to return the favor. Second Harvest will be collecting food to send to Houston and we need your help. America’s Second Harvest and local Bank of America locations will be collecting the following items that will be boxed up by volunteers and delivered to the Houston Food Bank. Please drop off the following items at any local Bank of America or at Second Harvest on President Street to help our friends in Houston: (SEE ITEMS) https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/how-savannah-can-help-houston/


ENMARKET SELLING ‘LIGHT THE NIGHT’ BALLOONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce that all of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will sell Light The Night paper icons from September 5 – 31, 2017 in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night event. The paper icon, which represents the light of hope in the cure for blood cancers, can be purchased for $1 and personalized with the donor’s name. The icons will be displayed on surfaces inside participating enmarket stations. The company has set an aggressive goal to raise $90,000 in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and improve the lives of patients and their families. For more information, visit http://www.lls.org/georgia/article/georgia-chapter-local-news?src1=22191&src2=

FACEBOOK VS. SNAPCHAT

(INC) Facebook is Losing Steam With Teens
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Friday, September 29, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE chapter will host the first THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference. The conference will feature a series of thought-provoking keynote speakers and five breakout sessions that will cover 20 topics, including Cynthia Wright, with Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, to discuss social media.  For more information, please visit  http://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/thrive-lowcountry-womens-summit/  To register, please visithttps://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eedzcijv9ff2e23e&oseq=&c=&ch

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, Sept. 21, join Union Mission at Ghost Coast Distillery for food, music and fun to support an end to homelessness in Savannah. The event “Friends with Benefits” will benefit the work of Union Mission and offer guests a chance to learn more about how community support helps reduce homelessness. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with live music from Junkyard Angel followed by tunes spun by DJ Ob-1 Benobi. Chazitos and Little Diddles Sweetery will be cooking for the event, with signature cocktails created by Ghost Coast Distillery using their own spirits. Entry tickets are $12 and can be purchased at  https://www.cityspin.com/savannah/e/friends-with-benefits


THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah magazine announces plans for the annual Best of Savannah Party, Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Hutchinson Island. This event will honor winners of the annual readers’ poll in the categories of dining, nightlife, shopping, services, and community. Carriage Trade Public Relations/Cecilia Russo Marketing were voted as one of the best public relations firms in Savannah, winning as runner-up in the category. For more information or to purchase tickets to the Best of Savannah Party, visit https://savannahmagazine.com


SAVANNAH GREEK FESTIVAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 through Saturday, Oct. 14 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. The 67th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit www.savannahgreekfest.com

MILLIONS OF HOMELESS TEENS HIT THE STREET

(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Between 1.6 and 2.8 million kids and teenagers run away in a year. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org


ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

(ROTARY) Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/barry-rassin-of-the-rotary-club-of-east-nassau-new-providence-bahamas-is-the-selection-of-the-nominating-committee-for-president-of-rotary-international-for-2018-19/


NETWORKING: SAVANNAH STYLE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber’s 3rd annual Taste of the Lowcountry Business Connection is set for Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Savannah Bend Marina. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/taste-lowcountry-business-connection-september-28/


BUSINESS CONNECTION AT THE BALLPARK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber for networking with area professionals as bands play on the field at Historic Grayson Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 19. This is a casual musical and sports-themed business connection event. For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/bands-ballpark-business-connection-october-19/


WILLING TO SERVE?

(SBJ) Public invited to apply for boards, commissions, and authorities.

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

CELEBRATE SAVANNAH SPORTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council will host its 2017 Georgia Power Golf Classic & Sports Awards Luncheon on Sept. 26 and 28, respectively. Register for both events at http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Registration-Form2017.pdf


BAD HABITS YOU NEED TO QUIT?

(MASHABLE) Stop Bad Habits with this Shock Inducing Wristband: http://mashable.com/2017/08/25/pavlok-electro-wristband-shock-therapy-bad-habits/?utm_cid=hp-r-3#_XFqrEXLamqk


SAVANNAH IS TOPS

(U.S. NEWS) Savannah is the #1 travel spot this fall
(WSAV) Boasso America entered a guilty plea for transporting and dumping hazardous waste in a Savannah neighborhood. http://wsav.com/2017/08/26/louisiana-company-pleads-guilty-to-dumping-hazardous-waste-in-savannah/


BETHESDA LEADERSHIP TRAINING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy has announced a new Leadership Development Program to be introduced into the school’s curriculum. The sequenced, age-appropriate program will be integrated into the Bethesda curriculum for all students from grades six through 12 with academic classes. Staying true to the vision of founder the Rev. George Whitefield, the leadership curriculum will have three tiers: Leadership Training, Experiential Learning with opportunities to practice/apply leadership skills, and an Expert Speaker and Conference series where successful leaders from all walks of life share their wisdom with Bethesda students. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org


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


HEAR STORY OF NEW 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


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


TALKING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(FORBES) How Openly Should Entrepreneurs Share Their Ideas
(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, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.The goal is to pack 3,600 food boxes for hungry people in our community. Volunteer your time at https://helpendhunger.volunteermatrix.com


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

CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on Sept. 26 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/

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/

ARE YOU MAKING THESE GRAMMAR MISTAKES?

(INC) Incredibly Common Grammar Mistakes

SLAM POETRY AND WEIGHTLIFTING
(PERFORMANCE INITIATIVES) Nia Walker wrote this poem in a Slam Poetry class at her school, Savannah Classical Academy. Performance Initiatives partners with our members schools and families to provide after school programs that will assist youth in building confidence and reaching their potential on and off the platform. Nia is quick to credit our volunteers in helping her learn to read and excel.
PI programs are provided through partnerships in our community and your support.


SPONSORS NEEDED FOR JAYCEES ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are seeking sponsors for their 75th Anniversary gala on Saturday, Oct. 21. For more information, please contact Cynthia Wright at savannahjaycees@gmail.com or 912-856-9075


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

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.


AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED TO HELP AT- RISK TEENS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter needs auction items for its gala on Friday, Feb. 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/


INTRODUCING ZSA ZSA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue is introducing Zsa Zsa, a 5-year-old female retriever mix. Zsa Zsa is a medium size dog who was recently returned to Coastal Pet Rescue by her owners who could no longer keep her. She is waiting for her forever home. To view Zsa Zsa and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-071-zsa-zsa/