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Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing Hire Elizabeth Poole as Director of Communications

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Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing Hire Elizabeth Poole as Director of Communications

(SAVANNAH, GA) Elizabeth Poole, a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, has been named as the new director of communications for collaborative companies Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC.

Poole, a Savannah native, has an undergraduate degree in public relations from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications and earned a master of arts in public relations and advertising. She also earned a minor in fashion merchandising as well as a certificate in new media.

“We are thrilled Liz has joined our growing team,” said President, Cecilia Russo Turner. “Liz’s communications experience coupled with her passion and energy enhance our firms’ skill set and client offerings. We’re looking forward to her contributions for both new and existing accounts.”

Poole previously was an intern with Felicities PR of London and Liz Lapidus PR in Atlanta. At UGA, she served on the event planning committee for the Drewry chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and was the 2016 Host and Decor chair for the largest student-run networking event at UGA, AdPR Connection.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to join this powerful group of women who have really become my mentors over the past 16 months,” Poole said. “I’m confident that I can bring a unique perspective along with new ideas to the table. It’s going to be an exciting first year.”

Poole said she will invest her spare time in Community Bible Church of Savannah and local animal shelters.

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS®, INC.
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. is Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX method.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC was founded by Cecilia Russo Turner in 2008. The firm puts the power of publicity to work, helping organizations, businesses and individuals move the needle and achieve their specific communications objectives through key reputation management strategies. For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
912.856.9075
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

8 Secrets to Success for TV Interviews

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8 Secrets to Success for TV Interviews
By Cynthia Wright

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You may be asked to complete a two-minute pre-recorded news interview or appear on a live show for twenty minutes; preparing for these interview opportunities is essential.

Carriage Trade Public Relations™ and Cecilia Russo Marketing offer eight insights to ensure your success on camera:

1. Choose Your Outfit Wisely
Avoid distracting patterns or prints. We recommend bold/bright solid colors. A classic white, blue or black works well. Keep accessories to a minimum. Big, chunky or dangling jewelry can be distracting. For makeup, apply slightly bolder than you might wear day-to-day and darker lipstick. Do not wear anything too short as you may be seated on a low sofa.

2. Practice Your Sound Bites
Spend time thinking about the key points you want to get across. Practice with your media consultant answering questions. Studies have found that the average TV soundbite is around seven seconds long. Even if you’re interviewed for 10 minutes, the news station will likely edit the footage down to just a minute or two. On live interviews, the time goes much quicker than you realize; try to get all of the vital information out early. Concentrate on three points that you want to get across, and additional information will be a bonus.

3. Control Your Body Language
You’ll likely be nervous or very excited during your interview; relax. Maintain eye contact with your interviewer and avoid glancing offset. Hand gestures can help you make your point but try not to use them excessively. Cross your legs at the ankles rather than the knees. Leaning in towards the interviewer looks more flattering than leaning away from the camera. Appear confident.

4. Slow Down Your Speech
Most people speed up their speech whenever they get excited or nervous, and sometimes this makes it very hard for the viewer to follow along. If you feel yourself speeding up, pause, take a breath, and respond slowly and clearly. This will give you time to think about what you are saying, and help you avoid those awkward “ums” and “ahs.”

5. Practice Ahead of Time
It can make you more comfortable if you practice a faux interview beforehand, either with a friend or in front of a mirror. Use a stopwatch. Film yourself and re-watch your session. This will give you an idea of how your body language comes across.

6. Forget Your Audience
If the idea of thousands of people watching you on television terrifies you, don’t think about it. Instead, focus on the fact that this interview is a conversation between you and the interviewer. Make and hold eye contact. Focus on the person asking the questions and not on the camera. The more your eyes move around, the more uncomfortable your audience will become.

7. De-stress Just Before You Go On
If you’re a nervous ball of energy before your interview, tense up all the muscles in your body for a few seconds, then release them. Close your eyes and breathe for a few seconds. Turn off your cell phone and remove any coins from your pockets. Absolutely no gum!

8. Arrive Early
Arrive at least 30 minutes early. This will give you time to relax and get used to the environment. If you rush in, the interview will come across as distracted which will reflect poorly on you.

BONUS TIP: If you are able to interject some appropriate humor, that will help make the conversation more enjoyable for the viewing audience. For most interviews, the idea is to keep things light. This can help, at times, even if the discussion is about a serious matter.

Most importantly of all, just enjoy it. It is a wonderful opportunity for anyone to get their name and business out there.

Cynthia Wright is the Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations™, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, specializes in reputation management. For more information, contact Cynthia at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Local Executives to Speak at Second Annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference

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Local Executives to Speak at Second Annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference

(HILTON HEAD, SC/SAVANNAH, GA) The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE chapter have announced several local speakers to be featured at the second annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 6.

In her keynote address, Marjorie Young, founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., will present “Life Begins at the Edge of Your Comfort Zone.”

Marjorie Young, CEO and Founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations

Other keynote addresses will include Stephanie DeFreese, vice president of sales for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina; Sandy Johal, vice president and co-owner of Global Capital Group; Catherine Walton of SCORE; and Lori Collins, founder of Savannah Coffee Roasters.

Cynthia Wright, junior partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, also will speak at the conference during a breakout session titled “How to Create Powerful Press Releases – Managing Your Reputation through Media.”

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“Reputation management online and in the media is key to any successful enterprise,” said Wright, who also was a speaker in 2017. “How you position your company determines the kind of credibility your brand commands. I’ll teach some of the basics of how to craft business news into an AP style press release, incorporating the value of uniqueness, timeliness and search engine optimization keywords.”

Laurie Brown, founder and owner of Aunt Laurie’s, based in Bluffton, will present a speech titled “Life is a Mission, Not an Intermission.” Brown is one of the creators and strategic planners behind THRIVE.

Other breakout sessions will cover topics such as digital marketing, vision boarding and women’s health. The presenting sponsor of this year’s conference will be BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina, and the event will be emceed by WSAV’s Tina Tyus-Shaw.

THRIVE will begin with a welcome reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island with entertainment, vendor tables, heavy hors-d’oeuvres and a speakers’ panel with local business owners.

The conference will take place on Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration is $129, with discount rates available for military affiliation. To register or to find more information, please visit www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/2018-thrive-lowcountry-womens-conference/

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS®, INC.
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their positive word of mouth in the community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX method.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC was founded by Cecilia Russo Turner in 2008. The firm puts the power of publicity to work, helping organizations, businesses and individuals move the needle and achieve their specific communications objectives through key reputation management strategies. For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

CONTACT
Laurie Brown
Program Coordinator and Co-Creator
(843) 415-8230
laurie@auntlauries.com

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Launches Guest Dinner Program

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Ann Levett, Superintendent of Savannah-Chatham Public Schools Featured as First Speaker

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, a support shelter for at-risk children and teens, will launch a guest dinner program in August to connect its residents with community leaders.

Every other Wednesday night, children and teens who are living in the shelter will prepare a meal and invite a guest speaker to join them for dinner. Ann Levett, superintendent of the Savannah-Chatham public schools, will speak at the first guest dinner program on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to share a home cooked meal with these young scholars and look forward to hearing the advice they will offer me about how adults can best support them,” said Levett.

Dr. Linda Sacks, a Park Place volunteer, is working with outreach case manager Fran Wilson to plan the menu for each event. Residents at the Shelter have been cultivating fresh fruits and vegetables in an on-site garden since the spring, and they will be incorporated into the menus.

“This exercise will build community among the kids and give them a sense of the opportunities available to them in the Savannah community at large,” Wilson said.

The shelter is typically home to six to 10 kids and teenagers at any given time. Volunteers and house parents will stay involved with them during the dinners to help them set the table, prepare the meal and engage in conversation with the guests.

“We are so thrilled that community influencers want to reach out to our youth through this program,” said Julie Wade, executive director for Park Place Outreach. “Dr. Levett is a product of the local school system, so she is a testament to the success young people can achieve through perseverance in school.”

To learn more about Park Place Outreach’s guest dinner program, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves. The Street Outreach Program team offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults up to age 21 who are in need but might not come into the shelter. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, Park Place Outreach has helped more than 6,200 young people find emergency shelter and thousands more find stability through its non-residential programs. Park Place Outreach is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

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

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Enmarket Encourage Health Series Presents “Eat Well and Boost Your Energy With Phytochemicals” on June 21

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(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, June 21, Ellen Blossman, Ph.D. will present, “Eat Well and Boost Your Energy With Phytochemicals” as the second of four lectures in the 2016 Encourage Health Education Series. The lecture will be hosted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway.

Blossman said, “The goal of this presentation is to raise awareness of the role of phytochemicals for our health and inspire the audience to choose nutrient-dense foods that will boost the immune system and, thereby, promote better health.”

A healthy lunch will be provided to attendees. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website, http://healthysavannah.org/event-signup-form-eat-well-and-boost-your-energy-with-phytochemicals/.

While scientific research supports the role of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes for our health, Blossman plans to bring another nutritional category, called phytochemicals, to our attention. Now that scientists are now able to measure and classify them, and have found they contain “anti-aging, anti-disease, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.”

Blossman is a certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She also is certified in Advanced Food Healing Science and a Holy Fire Karuna Reiki® Master. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Language and is co-founder of Blue Heron Holistic Healing in Savannah, GA. Throughout her career, Ellen has given presentations in the United States, France, Spain, Mexico, and Brazil.

During Blossman’s presentation, Urban Hope, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on helping the inner city children in Savannah create better lives for themselves, was selected to receive the $1,000 enmarket Encourage Health grant.

This presentation is sponsored by enmarket, Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9. For more information on this presentation or the enmarket Encourage Health Series, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries

Ellen Blossman

Ellen Blossman

MORE INFORMATION ON THE ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
Enmarket’s 2016 series of wellness lectures is sponsored by Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and GPB Savannah – WSVH 91.1/WWIO 89.9. The series features four presentations throughout the year, from the area’s most respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. Selected 501c3 nonprofit organizations are awarded a $1,000 grant from Encourage Health Education Sponsors and allotted an enmarket Dollar Day, along with a chance to win a grand prize at the end of the series. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/EncourageHealthSeries

ABOUT ENMARKET
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 61 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Results for the April 30, $50,000 Savannah Challenger

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Results for the April 30, Savannah Challenger – and order of play for May 1, 2011. Documents attached. 

 

The 2011 $50,000 Savannah Challenger tennis tournament kicked off Saturday, April 30. Run through MAY 08, 2011. The tournament, presented by Critz Automotive Group and The Landings Club, takes place  at The Landings on Skidaway Island. The 2011 $50,000 Savannah Challenger and all special activities are open to the public. For more information on the tournament, ticket prices and the special events, please visit www.savannahchallenger.com or call 912-598-3500.

 

 

RESULTS – APRIL 30, 2011

Mens
Qualifying Singles – First Round

Qualifying – M Yani (USA) d [WC] D Regan (GBR) 46 62 61
Qualifying – W Odesnik (USA) d [WC] D Bernstein (USA) 63 62
Qualifying – G Rumenov Payakov (ESP) d N Moser (AUT) 57 75 63
Qualifying – L Gregorc (SLO) d [WC] A Pasareanu (CAN) 61 60
Qualifying – M Phillips (GBR) d [WC] A Jackson (USA) 61 61
Qualifying – D Kutrovsky (BUL) d J Cox (USA) 63 75
Qualifying – R Gonzales (PHI) d [WC] R Haywood (USA) 60 61
Qualifying – K Pajkowski (CAN) d [WC] E Martin (USA) 63 63
Qualifying – [WC] M Mydla (SVK) d V Mavropoulos-Stoliarenko (USA) 62 16 64
Qualifying – S Bangoura (USA) d M Irdoja (EST) 67(5) 63 63
Qualifying – T Fogleman (USA) d [WC] P Williams Jr (USA) 61 60
Qualifying – C Kwon (USA) d [WC] D Gillette (USA) 61 61
Qualifying – [WC] E Bonet-De Gispert (ESP) d [WC] P Scocuglia (BRA) 64 61
Qualifying – [WC] T Mule (GBR) d B Rogers (USA) 26 62 62

ORDER OF PLAY – SUNDAY, MAY 01, 2011
CENTER start 10:00 am
Qualifying – W Odesnik (USA) vs [WC] E Bonet-De Gispert (ESP) 
Qualifying – D Cox (GBR) vs R Gonzales (PHI)

COURT 6 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – M Yani (USA) vs T Fogleman (USA) 
Qualifying – A Delic (BIH) vs [WC] M Mydla (SVK)

COURT 3 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – [WC] T Mule (GBR) vs D Kutrovsky (BUL) 
Qualifying – K Pajkowski (CAN) vs L Gregorc (SLO)

COURT 15 start 10:00 am
Qualifying – C Kwon (USA) vs M Phillips (GBR) 
Qualifying – S Bangoura (USA) vs G Rumenov Payakov (ESP)

 

 

 

MDS.PDF RESULTS FOR APIRL 30, 2011

OP.PDF RESULTS APRIL 30, 2011

QS.PDF RESULTS APRIL 30, 2011 

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