Low Country Dermatology Expands with Construction of New Complex

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Low Country Dermatology Expands with Construction of New Complex

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology, owned by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Corinne Howington, will expand to a new aesthetic center and professional offices on Waters Avenue to accommodate the needs of its growing practice.

A ceremonial groundbreaking will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at 6510 Waters Ave. The project is scheduled to be finished in October, and the first patients are expected in November.

“We have simply outgrown our present facilities on Eisenhower Drive,” Howington said. “With the new, purpose-built location, we’ll be able to treat our patients in a more spacious and convenient location.”

Low Country Dermatology Architect Plans

Low Country Dermatology Architect Blueprint

Howington said the new site was chosen as a central location and for its convenient access to Memorial Health University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Candler Hospital.

The new facility will include eight procedure and examination rooms, two aesthetic rooms for laser, as well as, chemical peels and facials, a cosmetic consult room and two clinical research rooms.

Howington said she attributes the expansion of the practice to an increased awareness of skin cancer and a growing and repeat demand for cosmetic services.

“With the public having a greater awareness of skin cancer’s risks, especially in this climate, patients are more likely to come in for evaluations,” she said. “Cosmetic patients are definitely returning more frequently, and our wait times for an appointment are increasing. We want to expand our esthetic side so that our patients can have easier access to our treatments and procedures.”

Albee Contracting is the general contractor for the project, and Lynch and Associates is the architect.

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is currently located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406, pending construction of expanded offices. For more information, call 912-354-1018 or visit lcderm.com. To connect on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology

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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, March 4, 2019

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SHAMROCK RUN THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 8
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations by participating in the March of Dimes Shamrock Run happening this Friday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Savannah. The Pirates’ House is the VIP sponsor of this year’s event. For more information or to sign up, please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Savannah/ShamrockRunSavannah

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

COLONIAL FOUNDATION RECOGNIZED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Colonial Foundation and Mr. Rob Demere were presented with the John R. Chandler Award at the 2019 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The award recognizes the long-term support of a corporation or foundation toward the advancement of independent schools. St. Andrew’s School nominated Colonial Foundation and Mr. Demere for their longstanding philanthropic support to the independent school. They have given lead gifts for every major capital campaign in the 40-year history of the school, provided funding for financial assistance to qualified students through Georgia’s special tax redirection program, and have been a champion for the school in the local community. For more information on St. Andrew’s, visit https://saslions.com

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/ 

SAVANNAH’S NEXT OLYMPIC ATHLETE?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Performance Initiative’s youth athletes secured a total of 5 spots on Team USA representing the USA in Fiji at the World Championships:  https://pifitness.org/performance-initiatives-athletes-secure-a-total-of-5-spots-on-team-usa/

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

BUSINESS MANUFACTURING AND THE LAW

(SAVANNAH, GA) When dealing with manufacturing business disputes, ensure a manufacturing business has the necessary tools to ensure a business operates smoothly, successfully and legally. Then identify any trouble spots within the manufacturing business before they flare. For more information, please visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/

GOOGLE ADVERTISING

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JOIN HORIZONS SAVANNAH FOR PANCAKES!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Our friends at Guerry Lumber are hosting a FREE pancake breakfast on
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 7:00 – 9:00 am and will donate $5.00 per attendee to Horizons Savannah (up to $2,000).  For more information, or to RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-short-stack-for-a-tall-cause-tickets-55576138727?aff=efbeventtix

GRETSCH GUITARS

(SAVANNAH) Gretsch was founded in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, and has been led by his descendants for four generations, culminating with current president Fred W. Gretsch. Celebrating her 25th anniversary with the Gretsch Company, is Lena Thomas, the daughter of Fred and Dinah. Lena represents the 5th generation of Gretsch family leadership. For more information, visit https://www.gretschguitars.com/

OPTIMIZING FACEBOOK

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LOCAL ROTARY CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah is searching for volunteers to serve as community readers for the second annual Savannah Rotary Read-In on Wednesday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Last year’s inaugural event drew 526 volunteer readers who read to students in 566 classrooms. This year, Savannah-Chatham public schools plans to add pre-kindergarten to the list, which means Rotarians and volunteers will read to students in 600 pre-k through third-grade classrooms in 32 schools. To register to read at the Savannah Rotary Read-In, please sign up here by March 7: https://www.srri-signup.com/ 

MEET TAURID

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Taurid! Taurid is a 7-week-old dachshund mix. Taurid was born just hours after her mom was pulled from Animal Control. She is bit spunkier than her siblings but such a sweetie! For more information on Taurid or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-531-taurid/

SEDA Entertainment Incentives Extended for Three Years: How to Make it Work for You

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SEDA Entertainment Incentives Extended for Three Years: How to Make it Work for You
By Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen

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. One room with a simple green wall can be instantly transformed into any location in the universe. Thus, despite the breathtaking nature beauty of the Coastal Empire, continued success will not be assured by our looks alone.

Movies and television shows can be insightful, inspirational, and uplifting. They have the ability to mentally transport the viewer to another time and place and have motivated some of the greatest leaders of our generation. But first and foremost, they are also a business. That means that money counts. A lot.

The State of Georgia has become one of the top filming locations in the world due to the generous film tax credits offered by the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Those financial incentives are why the dead walk in Senoia, Georgia and the Black Panther’s homeland of Wakanda has an Atlanta ZIP code.

While that is great for the state as a whole, what about Savannah? That is where the Savannah Entertainment Production Incentive comes into play. The Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) has just approved a three-year renewal of this unique set of financial incentives for movie and television productions.

Thanks to SEDA, Savannah became the first city in the state to add additional benefits on top of Georgia’s already generous incentives. These local incentives provide $4 million to qualifying film and television productions that shoot in Savannah. They have also earmarked $100,000.00 of that total for professional auditing to ensure that the guidelines are being followed by the recipients.

So how do these incentives benefit local businesses? In the broad economic picture, everyone in the region indirectly profits due to the boost that productions provide the local economy. Movie and television productions directly spent more than $120 million dollars in the Savannah area in 2018, which equates (according to the experts) to a total economic impact of over $250 million. Landlords, florists, security firms, antiques dealers, equipment rental firms, hoteliers, restaurateurs, and many other industries all shared in that windfall.

If you would like to apply for the incentive directly, however, you must be planning a feature film or television pilot with a budget of at least $2 million with at least $500,000.00 of that amount being spent on approved expenditures within Chatham County. Productions that meet those requirements can qualify for a 10 percent rebate on qualified local spending up to a cap of $100,000.00. Television series have higher budgetary requirements but the annual cap goes up to $250,000.00.

The precise guidelines may be found on the Savannah Regional Film Commission’s website, savannahfilm.org. The incentives previously applied only to Chatham County but now cover any filming within a 60-mile radius of Savannah City Hall.

It should also be noted that SEDA is providing economic incentives to help build the local crew base, as no production would be possible without the myriad of individuals working diligently behind the scenes. If you have five years of verifiable experience as a film or television technician and would like to relocate to Chatham County, the local incentive will reimburse up to $2,000.00 per household for qualified moving expenses. The current budget allocates up to $100,000.00 per year on these crew relocations. That is enough for fifty crew members per year to move to Savannah, helping ensure that producers can find the local crew they need. Even better, the production itself can qualify for a bonus incentive if 50 percent of its official crew is hired locally.

Given the tremendous advantage that Atlanta has over Savannah in terms of both population and infrastructure, Atlanta will likely always remain the top filmmaking destination in Georgia. Indeed, Atlanta showed up No. 2 on MovieMaker Magazine’s January 2019 list of the best major cities for making movies. Savannah, however, claimed the No. 1 spot on that same magazine’s list of best small cities and towns for film and television production. This is a tremendous testament to the hard work of all the individuals in the Savannah Regional Film Commission, SEDA, and the countless other individuals and companies that have tirelessly and diligently labored to help build the Savannah film and television industry.

If your business has benefitted from the entertainment industry, or even if you just enjoy the thrill of wondering whether that person at the corner table in your favorite coffee shop is a movie star who has slipped away from the bright lights, a great deal of the credit goes to the Savannah Entertainment Production Incentive.

Charles Bowen is an entertainment attorney and founder of the Savannah Film Alliance. He may be contacted at 912.544.2050 or cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com

Park Place Outreach Receives Federal Grant for Transitional Living Program and Hires New Program Director

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Park Place Outreach Receives Federal Grant for Transitional Living Program 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.

Cheri Dean, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Cheri Dean, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

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.

To fund the program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family Youth Services Bureau, has awarded Park Place Outreach an annual grant of $180,000 for the next three years.

“Adding this program to our array of services fills a significant service gap by providing housing, long-term stabilization and support services to runaway and homeless young men who cannot immediately be reunited with their families and need support to achieve independence,” said Executive Director Julie Wade.

Wade said as many as five young men would be able to participate in the program at any one time. They will live in a furnished three- or four-bedroom home within a short walk of both the home and public transportation. Staff will provide on-site supervision, and each young man will receive an individualized service plan that identifies his specific needs, strengths and interests.

“Our goal is to ensure each young man will be able to achieve a personal level of well being, positive and permanent connections, educational advancement and gainful employment,” Wade said. “We further expect the transitional living program to reduce costs to the community through savings in social service programs, incarceration and mental health treatment.”

Park Place Outreach partners with a program in Brunswick, Ga., to provide similar services to runaway and homeless females.

All services are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school. The expanded transitional living program addresses a critical need for a longer-term program that serves young males.

As the Program Director, Dean will be responsible for providing oversight and management of the program and its daily activities, management of staff and volunteers, ensuring the conditions of housing and the grounds are maintained, as well as, monitoring security and conducting inspections in the living quarters. She will also serve as the Personal Development Life Coach and support participants with academic and career goals, personal growth, behavior modification and practical skills for success.

“By working with a dedicated team, these young men will gain essential life skills, case management services, and aftercare services that will help them experience and sustain a purpose-filled life,” said Dean. “I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to this important work at Park Place Outreach, and our Savannah community is always invited to join us partner with us in addressing homelessness in our city.”

Previously, Dean has served as the Executive Director of Blooming Hearts LLC, a licensed Maryland Assisted Living Facility. She also served in various sales, marketing, corporate branding, project management and recruitment roles in several Fortune 500 companies, including General Mills, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark and the Ford Motor Company.

Originally from Savannah, Dean is a graduate of St. Vincents Academy, who went on to earn a BA in Economics at Spelman College, an MBA at Duke University, and an MPH at Johns Hopkins University. She has been appointed to the 2019 SEDA (Savannah Economic Development Authority) board of directors.

For more information, please contact Dean at cheri@parkplaceyes.org.

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.

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

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Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
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912.856.9075

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 25, 2019

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ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT – THIS THURSDAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah will present “The Royal Flush Casino Night” this Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St., with all of the proceeds going to benefit families at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. The casino-themed party will feature heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, dancing and complimentary casino. Individual tickets for the event are $55 and $85 per couple. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Guests can “go all in” to support this event, which will feature 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 buy tickets for the Royal Flush Casino Night, please visit https://rotosavannah.com/royal-flush-casino-night Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

2019 AUTISM CONFERENCE – THIS WEEK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Autism activist Temple Grandin, widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most accomplished and best-known autistic adults, will be the keynote speaker when the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism hosts its 2019 Autism Conference Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Savannah Convention Center. The conference comes as 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 is an excellent education resource for our region. For more information, please visit  https://2019autismconference.com/  or watch this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOm7iKItMi0&feature=youtu.be  2019 Autism Conference

OPEN FOR BUSINESS®: THE ART OF EVENT PLANNING

(FACEBOOK) What’s this month’s topic? We will be talking about the art and science behind event planning.  Our article is: https://www.inc.com/entrepreneurs-organization/8-tips-for-planning-a-buzzworthy-event.html  Be sure to weigh in on the topic either in the Facebook event or using the hashtag #VisTeam2019.  For more information, visit 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

COLONIAL FOUNDATION RECOGNIZED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Colonial Foundation and Mr. Rob Demere were presented with the John R. Chandler Award at the 2019 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The award recognizes the long-term support of a corporation or foundation toward the advancement of independent schools. St. Andrew’s School nominated Colonial Foundation and Mr. Demere for their longstanding philanthropic support to the independent school. They have given lead gifts for every major capital campaign in the 40-year history of the school, provided funding for financial assistance to qualified students through Georgia’s special tax redirection program, and have been a champion for the school in the local community. For more information on St. Andrew’s, visit https://saslions.com

GIRLS ON THE RUN OFFICIAL CHARITY PARNER 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

JILL JAUCH ON PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION CENTER

(LOWCOUNTRY CEO) Jill Jauch, Marketing/Advertising Manager with Peacock Automotive, talks to us about their Collision Center and some great renovations that have been completed.  Learn more in this Lowcountry CEO video interview: http://lowcountryceo.com/video/2019/02/jill-jauch-peacock-automotives-collision-center/

CHAT BOT WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marketing expert Michael Renahan will lead a free web marketing and chat bot workshop on Feb. 26 at 9 am. The workshop is free to attend. Renahan is a productivity expert at software giant, HubSpot. In this talk, he will dive into how chat bots don’t solve for one part of your organization but are actually a key driver across the entire organization and customer journey. This event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Creative Coast/Bull Street Lab, 2222 Bull Street RSVP: www.hugsavannah.com

OWNER OF ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH CELEBRATES LIFE AND 45 YEARS IN BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Sherry Daniel, owner of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, is celebrating 45 years in business. “And I think I’m the luckiest girl in the world to own the rights to a name that’s recognized all over the world like Roto-Rooter is and because of that I’m the one that ended up with it. I was the one who was willing to make the sacrifices and I still do this day.” She tells her full story here: https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190210/roto-rooter-of-savannah-owner-celebrates-life-her-45-year-love-for-plumbing 

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/ 

SAVANNAH’S NEXT OLYMPIC ATHLETE?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Performance Initiative’s youth athletes secured a total of 5 spots on Team USA representing the USA in Fiji at the World Championships:  https://pifitness.org/performance-initiatives-athletes-secure-a-total-of-5-spots-on-team-usa/

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

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA 2019 KICKS OFF

(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia kicked off at Little St. Simons in Glynn County. This year’s participants were offered a glimpse of Coastal Georgia’s natural resources on day one with a tour of the Brunswick port and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Day two focused on examining communication preferences and styles and the impact on one’s approach to leadership using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and featured a leadership challenge scavenger hunt with participants exploring three different terrains on the island. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/features/2019/02/leadership-southeast-georgia-2019-class-kicks-little-st-simons-glynn-county/

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2019 Class Kicks Off

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2019 Class Kicks Off


BUSINESS MANUFACTURING AND THE LAW

(SAVANNAH, GA) When dealing with manufacturing business disputes, ensure a manufacturing business has the necessary tools to ensure a business operates smoothly, successfully and legally. Then identify any trouble spots within the manufacturing business before they flare. For more information, please visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/

GOOGLE ADVERTISING

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JOIN HORIZONS FOR PANCAKES!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Our friends at Guerry Lumber are hosting a FREE pancake breakfast on
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 7:00 – 9:00 am and will donate $5.00 per attendee to Horizons Savannah (up to $2,000).  For more information, or to RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-short-stack-for-a-tall-cause-tickets-55576138727?aff=efbeventtix

ENMARKET ANNOUNCES NEW HEADQUARTERS LOCATION ON CHATHAM PARKWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, the Savannah-based convenience store chain, plans to build a new headquarters building as part of a new complex at Ogeechee Road and Chatham Parkway. The lot has been cleared and site work is currently underway. The company will build a new 22,000-square-foot office structure along with a second building of equal size that will be used as flex space and will provide room for future expansion. For more information, please visit https://cstoredecisions.com/2019/01/24/enmarket-plans-new-headquarters/ 

Enmarket

(Left to right) Peter Meyer, Director of Construction & Facilities; Angie Bivens, Director of Finance; Doug Carroll, Director of Real Estate; Matt Clements, Vice President of Marketing; Brett Giesick, President; Libby Bates, Vice President of Operations; Brent Scoggins, Construction Manager


GRETSCH GUITARS

(SAVANNAH) Gretsch was founded in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, and has been led by his descendants for four generations, culminating with current president Fred W. Gretsch. Celebrating her 25th anniversary with the Gretsch Company, is Lena Thomas, the daughter of Fred and Dinah. Lena represents the 5th generation of Gretsch family leadership. For more information, visit https://www.gretschguitars.com/

FELDER & ASSOCIATES LAUNCHES NEWLY DESIGNED WEBSITE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates has just launched their redesigned website, felderassociates.net. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company in Savannah, the site has been restructured to better feature the architecture and design firm’s growing portfolio of work specializing in historic preservation, architectural design, project management, construction administration and interior design. Felder and Associates New Website

NATIONAL STUDY CONFIRMS HORIZONS SAVANNAH’S APPROACH TO STUDENT SUCCESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) A recent national study confirms that students who participate in Horizons programs have better school attendance, higher academic outcomes, fewer disciplinary referrals and fewer grade retentions. For the full story, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/01/national-study-confirms-horizons-savannahs-long-term-approach-student-success/

OPTIMIZING FACEBOOK

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TEDX SAVANNAH CALLS FOR SPEAKERS FOR 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) TEDxSavannah is now taking speaker applications. The theme for the 10th anniversary event is “Southern Momentum.” In your application, you will need to communicate how the theme will drive the content of your TEDx talk. Apply here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/TEDxSavannah1/TEDxSavannah2019SpeakerApplication

LOCAL ROTARY CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah is searching for volunteers to serve as community readers for the second annual Savannah Rotary Read-In on Wednesday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Last year’s inaugural event drew 526 volunteer readers who read to students in 566 classrooms. This year, Savannah-Chatham public schools plans to add pre-kindergarten to the list, which means Rotarians and volunteers will read to students in 600 pre-k through third-grade classrooms in 32 schools. To register to read at the Savannah Rotary Read-In, please sign up here by March 7: https://www.srri-signup.com/ 

MEET TAURID

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Taurid! Taurid is a 7-week-old dachshund mix. Taurid was born just hours after her mom was pulled from Animal Control. She is bit spunkier than her siblings but such a sweetie! For more information on Taurid or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-531-taurid/

February Open for Business: The Art of Event Planning

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February Open for Business: The Art of Event Planning

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. for the February session of their monthly Open for Business® series. This month’s topic is “The Art of Event Planning.”

Carriage Trade Public Relations Open for Business February

The conversation takes place via Facebook Live on Wednesday, February 27, at noon. Interested parties can find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2235689593353304/

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.
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Bishop Hartmayer blesses Corpus Christi worship space

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Bishop Hartmayer blesses Corpus Christi worship space

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.

In 2015, Fr. Gabe Cummings of St. Frances Cabrini and Barbara Goodwin began searching for a temporary location where a weekly Mass could be celebrated in Pooler. The Reverend David Wesley Lemburg, pastor of Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Pooler, opened its doors to the Catholic community and became the place where the faithful would gather.

Father Thomas J. Murphy, the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes, Port Wentworth, was appointed by Bishop Hartmayer to establish the new community. The first Catholic Mass was offered on May 2, 2015 with a standing-room-only crowd. The group was named the Pooler Catholic Community.

After initiating a capital campaign under the leadership of co-chairs Barbara Goodwin and Dozier Cook, the members of the Pooler Catholic Community raised the funds needed to clear ground donated by the Diocese of Savannah, at 1745 Benton Blvd. As plans for a new church were underway, the groundbreaking took place in October 2017.

On the feast of Corpus Christi, June 15, 2016, the Bishop announced that the new church would be named Corpus Christi Catholic Church — the Body of Christ.

The 17,000 square foot multipurpose building will be used for worship, pastoral offices and religious education. Future plans call for a sanctuary to be built at the location.

Felder & Associates served as the lead architect and R. W. Allen was the commercial general contractor for the project.

ABOUT FELDER & ASSOCIATES
Established in 2012, Felder & Associates specializes in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building and neo-traditional building. The firm has a staff of LEED accredited architects and interior designers who focus on sustainability. Locally, Felder & Associates is a member of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Historic Savannah Foundation. The firm is nationally connected in the American Institutes of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers and the United States Green Building Council. Felder & Associates is a member of the International Interior Design Association. In 2014, Felder & Associates received a historic preservation award from the Historic Savannah Foundation and the best architecture firm award from Savannah Magazine. Felder & Associates recently completed the Grey restaurant in the former Greyhound bus depot in the Savannah historic district. The firm is located at 2514 Abercorn St. Suite 110, Savannah, GA 31401. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call 912-777-3979, or visit www.felderassociates.net

Dean Burnette, of Best Business Brokers, named President of Georgia Association of Business Brokers

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Dean Burnette, of Best Business Brokers, named President of Georgia Association of Business Brokers

(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.

Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers (B3)

Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers (B3)

“I am excited about the many opportunities that the current economic conditions and recent economic events have created in Georgia,” said Burnette. “We have a powerful group of very connected leaders in Georgia who will be on the board this year, and I’m proud to serve alongside these talented folks.”

Burnette has more than three decades of business ownership and management experience in a variety of industries. He has been a member of the GABB Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Club and is a member and past president of the Savannah Small Business Chamber. He also belongs to the Savannah CFO Council, Savannah Traffic Club, Savannah Real Estate Commercial Alliance, Georgia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and serves on the Education Advisory Committee for the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

Additional GABB officers for 2019 include Judy Mims, vice president, qualifying broker for Childcare Properties; Jon Roman, treasurer, business intermediary, franchise consultant and developer at Transworld Business Advisors; and Nick Modares, secretary, president and managing broker of Business Brokers Inc./Atlanta Business Advisors.

Other board members include Jeffery Merry, founder and owner of the Business House; Matthew Wochele, founder of Preferred Business Brokers; Michael Ramatowski, president of Georgia Business Associates; and Kim Eells, vice president and of SBA Lending at Renasant Bank.

ABOUT BEST BUSINESS BROKERSB3
Best Business Brokers (B3) help people buy and sell businesses and commercial real estate in Georgia and South Carolina. The company is based in Savannah, Ga. B3 offers a variety of brokerage services, including confidential targeted marketing, potential buyers’ qualifications, showcasing, transaction negotiations, due diligence management, escrow process management, valuations and pricing, and closings. Their seasoned and award-winning business brokers are all licensed, commercial realtors. B3 specializes in a multitude of industries, such as manufacturing-, technology- and logistics-related businesses and properties. Their headquarters is located at 6605 Abercorn St., Suite 101D, Savannah, GA 31405. For more information, visit http://B3Brokers.com or call 912-349-0940.

The Greatest Year Ever for Savannah’s Film and Television Industry

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The Greatest Year Ever for Savannah’s Film and Television Industry
By Charles J. Bowen

Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen

What do an aging assassin hunting his clone, a football-playing private investigator trying to exonerate his daughter, an escaped slave interacting with famous historical figures, and an upper-class cocker spaniel falling in love with a street smart mutt all have in common? They are all leading characters in movies filmed in Savannah in 2018.

These films do not even begin to demonstrate the breadth of last year’s film and television industry in Savannah. From film noir in John Travolta’s “The Poison Rose” to the science fiction action thriller “Gemini Man” starring Will Smith to Disney’s live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp,” Savannah has played host to almost every possible genre of production.

Over 200 professional film and television productions were filmed in the Savannah area in 2018 with another 147 student productions on top of that. Whether large or small, each and every production served as an economic engine pumping cash into every corner of the local economy.

According to the Savannah Regional Film Commission, these productions accounted for $120 million in direct spending locally and had a total economic impact of well over $250 million in 2018 alone. These figures shattered the record set in 2017 of $65 million in direct spending with $138 million in total local economic impact.

As founder of the Savannah Film Alliance, I see the tremendous financial impact these productions have daily on a diverse range of local businesses. In addition to food and lodging, film crews utilize dry cleaners, pet sitters, massage therapists, and countless other local professionals. Small businesses across the city are finding a windfall in income from these productions, and every month, more and more businesses that service the entertainment industry are moving to town.

One of the major reasons for this boom in the local film and television industry is the Savannah Entertainment Production Incentive offered by the Savannah Economic Development Authority. This program provides cash rebates to qualified film and television productions that schedule a majority of their shooting days within 60 miles of Savannah City Hall. Since this rebate applies to local spending only, it encourages productions to hire local crew and utilize local businesses and service providers.

The reason this incentive is so effective is that it is offered on top of the very generous production incentives offered statewide by the State of Georgia. But all this government support would mean nothing without the many local crew members, small business owners, industry leaders, and educators, such as the Georgia Film Academy at Savannah Tech, that have worked tirelessly to transform Savannah into one of the most popular filming destinations in the world.

While these statistics are certainly reasons to celebrate, it is crucial to remember that all of this progress can be instantly destroyed by one ill-informed swipe of our new governor’s pen. As North Carolina discovered after its infamous “bathroom bill,” any effort to roll back the civil rights gains of the last 60-plus years under the guise of “religious liberty” could decimate Georgia’s film and television industry. Just last year, a bill that would have allowed private adoption agencies to legally discriminate based on “sincerely-held religious beliefs” made it all the way through the Georgia Senate before failing. Thus, it is important to remain vigilant lest any such efforts resurface.

Looking forward to 2019, Savannah looks well-positioned to hold onto its status as the second most filmed city in Georgia behind Atlanta. Numerous productions have either committed to or expressed interest in filming in Savannah this year. Remember, there is a lot more at stake than simply the chance to spot a movie star at a local restaurant or to recognize a familiar site on the screen. Entire livelihoods and real money supporting real families are being built by the local film and television industry and you never know where the flow of that money will ultimately land.

While recently browsing a local antique mall, well-removed from the lights-camera-action world, a friend ran across a prop master buying rotary phones for the 2019 local filming of “The Glorias: A Life on the Road,” a Gloria Steinem biopic. The film dollar travels far and wide. The pocket in which it winds up may well be yours.

 

Charles Bowen is an entertainment attorney and founder of the Savannah Film Alliance. He may be contacted at 912.544.2050 or cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com