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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.”

Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing_5920

“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

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.

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

Laurie Brown
Program Coordinator and Co-Creator
(843) 415-8230

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

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 or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621

Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations

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,

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

Ellen Blossman

Ellen Blossman

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

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 Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

Matt Clements
Director of Marketing

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.

(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 or call 912-598-3500.



RESULTS – APRIL 30, 2011

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

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)







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