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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 17, 2018

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CECILIA RUSSO TURNER AWARDED ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing received the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual business awards banquet on September 13. The event honors Savannah area individuals and businesses that represent local economic drivers including hospitality, manufacturing and small business. Watch a video of the award ceremony here: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/856577054547609/

Diana Morrison, right, former Chair of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, presents the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Cecilia Russo Turner, left, of Cecilia Russo Marketing at the 2018 Chamber Business Awards Banquet.


BETHESDA ACADEMY HOSTS 10TH ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy will hold the 10th annual Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Forest City Gun Club. All sponsorship and event proceeds benefit Bethesda’s scholarship program for young men in grades six through twelve. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/bethesda-academy-hosts-2018-sporting-clays-tournament/ 

PEACOCK JOINS AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive is pleased to announce that president and CEO Warner Peacock has been appointed to the board of directors for the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association. The organization has about 250 members who account for more than 90 percent of new vehicles sold in the state. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/warner-peacock-joins-automobile-dealers-association-board-of-directors/

Warner Peacock Headshot

Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive


LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY TO UNVEIL NEW TREATMENT AT OPEN HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) A new treatment designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address common signs of aging will be announced by Low Country Dermatology during an open house on Thursday, Nov. 8. Low Country Dermatology is the only dermatologist office in the area certified to offer this new treatment known as Cutera Secret RF. Guests are encouraged to bring donations for the Communities in Schools (CIS) of Savannah Kids Kloset. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/549428002141834/.

2018 ENMARKET SAVANNAH BRIDGE RUN ANNOUNCES CORPORATE CHALLENGE

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the first time, the 2018 Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run will have a corporate division, which will offer companies a chance to compete against each other while promoting the importance of team building, healthy living and office camaraderie. The fastest CEO and the organization with the most participating employees will be recognized with new awards. To sign your company up, please visit

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE TO OPEN AUDI DEALERSHIP IN S.C. LOWCOUNTRY 

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive will hold a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 4, for its new $6 million Audi Hilton Head dealership prominently located at the entrance to Peacock Auto Mall on Highway 278 in Hardeeville, S.C. A VIP reception will be held that evening at 5:30 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony with Audi representatives, Peacock Automotive representatives and local officials will take place at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ or https://www.audihiltonhead.com or call (843) 208-1258.

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BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™ ANNOUNCES THREE WINNERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces three winners of SCORE’s “Bizpitch Savannah™.” Each winner receives a cash prize and professional services. For more information, please visit https://youtu.be/WFdw3ORKOo8

WELCOME ELIZABETH POOLE

(SAVANNAH, GA) We are pleased to announce that we have added a new member to our growing team! Elizabeth Poole will serve as the new Director of Communications for Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC. and Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and native to Savannah. For more information visit

ENMARKET ASSUMES OPERATIONS OF JOKER JOE’S TRUCK STOP

(HARDEEVILLE, SC/SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, a convenience store chain with operations in three states, has bought Joker Joe’s Truck Stop in Hardeeville, S.C., a move that expands the company’s reach in a market that extends from Savannah to Charleston, S.C. Savannah-based Enmarket assumed operations of Joker Joe’s on Sept. 6. In addition to growing the retailer’s services and territory served, the purchase will significantly enlarge its diesel fuel business. For more information, visit http://www.blufftontoday.com/news/20180907/enmarket-buys-joker-joes-truck-stop-in-hardeeville

FUN WALK OCT. 20

(SAVANNAH, GA) ‘The Joy of Life Family Fun Walk’ October 20th , 2018 will take place at Lake Mayer. This is a fund raiser for the Savannah Care Center, a local non-profit pregnancy resource center serving the Savannah Community for 32 years. For sponsorship opportunities and more information, call (912) 236-0916.

UNITED WAY ADDS CECILIA RUSSO TURNER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce its selection of Cecilia Russo Turner, CEO and founder of Cecilia Russo Marketing, to join its 2018 board of directors. Turner joins a board of 33 community leaders who operate under the direction of a 13-member executive committee. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/united-way-adds-cecilia-russo-turner-to-board-of-directors/Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing

FREE HOMEBUYER’S SEMINAR SETP. 26

(SAVANNAH, GA) Free Homebuyer’s Seminar, Wednesday, September 26th, 6:30-7:30pm, Keller Williams Realty, 329 Commercial Dr, Savannah, GA 31406. Join local industry experts to determine how to get qualified to finance your home, how to shop for your home, how to insure your home, how to ensure the home you are buying has been well taken care of, and how to complete the purchase of your home and sign on the dotted line. This seminar is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by registering here: https://savannahhomebuyingseminar.eventbrite.com  For additional information contact Jessica Neeley at 912-355-9814 or neelej2@nationwide.com.

LADIES, GUNS & AMMO 2018

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Republican Women will hold the second annual Ladies, Guns and Ammo event on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Savannah Golf Club. The event is intended to instruct women on the laws associated with handguns and proper safety protocols. Rachel Campos-Duffy, a FOX News and FOX Business Contributor, the wife of Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, and a recurring guest host on hit shows, FOX & Friends and Outnumbered, will be the featured keynote speaker for the luncheon. There will also be two instructional classes available for participants. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-area-republican-women-announces-second-annual-ladies-guns-ammo/

CLOVER HEALTH HOSTS SENIOR EXPO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Clover Health will host a senior expo as part of the Clover JOY (Just Older Youth) Series on Thursday, September 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. With 25 local vendors showcased and a host of entertainment scheduled, the expo will be two hours celebrating the “just older youth” of Savannah. Raffle prizes will include a gift box from Nourish Bath and Body Works, a three-month membership to the Habersham YMCA, gift cards for local restaurants, a voucher for the Income Training Course and so much more! We’ll even have a special performance by the Savannah Bananas Nanas. The expo is free to attend and open to the public. Grab a friend and join us! For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2208021749474782/

2018 TEN WORKING WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS GALA

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 16th AWWIN Top Ten Working Women of the Year Awards Gala and Silent Auction will take place on Friday, October 19, at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. This year’s theme is “Turning Dreams into Vision,” and the featured speaker will be Kim Gusby of WSAV-TV. For more information, please visit www.awwininc.org

CHARLES BOWEN FEATURED ON LEADERS FORUM INTERNATIONAL 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bo Bowen, owner of The Bowen Law Group and founder of the Savannah Film Alliance, was recently featured on Leaders Forum International. Watch his interview here: http://www.facebook.com/bo

BUSINESS CONNECTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber hosts Bands in the Ballpark on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Historic Grayson Stadium. The networking event includes food and live entertainment from Bucky & Barry, Irritating Julie, and Wassaw Sound. Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $25 for guests. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=121

SEPTEMBER OPEN FOR BUSINESS® ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The September Open for Business® will be held on Wednesday, September 26, at noon on Facebook Live. This month’s topic is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 101. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1846597912094801/ 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SURVEY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber has placed a top priority on workforce development. And in an effort to gather additional data, the organization asks individuals to take a few minutes to complete a brief survey by Friday, Sept. 21 at http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4131009/Workforce-Survey.

TAKING YOUR WEBSITE BEYOND BORDERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The World Trade Center Savannah announces plans for a hands-on website workshop on Tuesday, September 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Program topics include website tips to effectively market products and services internationally, search engine optimization, simple website enhancements, and much more. Cost to attend is $25 and registration is required. For more information or to register, https://www.wtcsavannah.org/events/taking-your-website-beyond-borders/

13TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host their 13th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Forsyth Park. This event, which is open to individuals of every age and ability, is held to support individuals with Down syndrome and their families. A new element this year will be a focus on healthy lifestyles. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/13th-annual-buddy-walk-by-the-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-october-6/ 

TV INTERVIEWS: 8 SECRETS TO SUCCESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Do you have a TV interview coming up? Cynthia Wright, the junior partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, shares eight tips to help you prepare. Read her article here: http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180824/cynthia-wright-eight-secrets-to-success-for-tv-interviews

VIP BUSINESS EXPO

(SAVANNAH, GA) VIP Office & Paper Clip will bring its annual Business Expo to its Savannah customers and business community.  A tailgate/football inspired, customer appreciation and vendor experience will happen October 4, 2018 from 10-2, at the YMCA Youth Center 6400 Habersham Street, Savannah. Free event.  RSVP for lunch to vipexpo@vipoffice.com

MEET BUGGY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Buggy, a 6 week old male puppy. Buggy is a Dachshund mix. He is a big time cuddler. He loves everyone and every animal he meets, and is already learning “sit”, and “no”. Buggy is a medium energy puppy who is eager to learn and love! To adopt KT or to view other animals available for adoption visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-345-buggy/

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Names Cecilia Russo Turner as Entrepreneur of the Year

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Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Names Cecilia Russo Turner as Entrepreneur of the Year

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing received the2018 Entrepreneur of the Year from the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual business awards banquet on September 13.

Diana Morrison, right, former Chair of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, presents the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Cecilia Russo Turner, left, of Cecilia Russo Marketing at the 2018 Chamber Business Awards Banquet.

The event, held at Kehoe Ironworks Building at Trustees’ Garden, honors Savannah area individuals and businesses that represent local economic drivers including hospitality, manufacturing and small business.

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates those who are building and leading growing and dynamic businesses. It’s presented to an individual whose creative vision, talent and innovative thinking develop opportunities for growth, not just in business, but throughout the community. Recipients demonstrate the ability to persevere in the face of adversity and overcome obstacles, learn from experience, foster teamwork and build loyalty.

“I’m truly honored to win the Entrepreneur of the Year award and to be recognized by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce, as well as my peers, with this distinction,” said Turner. “I have spent the past 10 years building my business and put in many hours of hard work, with the results being rewarding and immensely enjoyable.”

Turner said she’s thankful for the opportunity to own a successful boutique public relations firm and is grateful to be leading a team of like-minded, accomplished women and men who make it possible.

Turner launched Cecilia Russo Marketing in 2008 and has grown the company from a one-woman shop to a staff of four full-time and 10 contract employees. She focuses on harnessing publicity to help organizations, businesses and individuals increase their community visibility and online positioning. She also provides executive consulting, media relations, crisis communications strategies and social media platform plans.

“My advice to anyone, especially to small business owners, is to roll up your sleeves and give your best effort in everything you do,” Turner said. “Always be an indispensable team member, and show your dedication through your commitment, conviction and some old-fashion grit.”

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
Cecilia Russo Turner
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
crussomarketing@gmail.com
912.665.0005

Bethesda Academy Hosts 2018 Sporting Clays Tournament

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Bethesda Academy Hosts 2018 Sporting Clays Tournament
10th Annual Benefit to be held at Forest City Gun Club

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy will hold the 10th annual Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Forest City Gun Club, located at 9203 Ferguson Ave. All sponsorship and event proceeds will benefit Bethesda’s scholarship program for young men in grades six through twelve.

The tournament includes a wild game lunch and wild game hors d’oeuvres cocktail reception, both prepared by chef Kirk Blaine. In addition, participants may attend a safety and shooting clinic.

Registration opens at 11 a.m.; lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The safety and shooting clinic will take place at 12:45 p.m. and the tournament will begin at 1 p.m.

The live auction, award ceremony and wild game cocktail reception will be held after the tournament at 5 p.m. Auction and raffle items include a hunting trip with Whiddon Wingshooting in Argentina, a condo on Cudjoe Key, a Ford Plantation discovery trip, a pheasant tower shoot, a Pig Pickin’ Party for 30, an oyster roast for 20 and much more.

“We are so grateful for the community’s support of the sporting clays tournament, which has grown in both scope and appeal over the past decade,” said Bethesda Academy president Dr. Michael Hughes. “Proceeds from this event provide critical funds which allow us to ensure that cost is never a hindrance to a family’s ability to send their son to Bethesda Academy.”

Registration is open for teams of four to participate in the tournament. Team registration is $1,000 before Friday, September 21 and will be raised to $1,250 after that date.

Area businesses are also invited to consider sponsorships for the fundraiser with sponsor levels ranging from $7,500 to $500.

For sponsorship and registration information, please visit https://app.etapestry.com/cart/BethesdaAcademy/default/category.php?ref=587.0.199317577

For more information about the event, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-Bethesda-Sporting-Clays-Sponsorship-Registration.pdf

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and college preparatory curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Junior Partner
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912-856-9075
www.crussomarketing.com

Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive, Joins Automobile Dealers Association Board of Directors

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Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive, Joins Automobile Dealers Association Board of Directors

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive, has been appointed to the board of directors for the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA).

Warner Peacock Headshot

Warner Peacock, President and CEO of Peacock Automotive

The organization has about 250 members who account for more than 90 percent of new vehicles sold in the state. The association works on behalf of its members on public policy, regulatory issues and economic developments that impact the automotive industry.

SCADA is one of the most respected trade associations in the state, and I am honored to become a member of its board,” said Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “Being part of a larger voice that forges meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships between South Carolina’s auto dealers and our local, state and federal representatives reinforces our mission at Peacock Automotive to create positive experiences for and lasting relationships with our customers.”

SCADA was formed in 1937 to represent independently owned automobile and truck dealerships. It offers title services, business forms, information industry publications, educational forums and a fully licensed insurance agency. The majority of its members are family-owned businesses that have been serving customers in local communities for generations.

Peacock Automotive operates a network of dealerships in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina that employs more than 700 people and annually sells more than 16,000 cars and trucks. The company is headquartered at the Peacock Auto Mall near Bluffton, S.C. For more information about Peacock Automotive, please visit www.peacockautomotive.com/

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 24 automotive dealerships representing 31 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Alfa Romeo, Peacock Maserati, Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Jaguar Hilton Head, Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Peacock Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Peacock Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843)-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

United Way Adds Cecilia Russo Turner to Board of Directors

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United Way Adds Cecilia Russo Turner to Board of Directors

(SAVANNAH, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce its selection of Cecilia Russo Turner, CEO and founder of Cecilia Russo Marketing, to join its 2018 board of directors. Turner joins a board of 33 community leaders who operate under the direction of a 13-member executive committee.

Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing

The mission of United Way to improve lives by mobilizing the power of communities is parallel to the values that Turner stands behind. Turner has assisted a plethora of businesses and organizations with public relations, fundraising and visibility management.

Through her graduation from and involvement with Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA), Turner is well accustomed to the four counties that United Way serves: Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

“Rallying the community behind an incredible cause is one of my passions,” said Turner. “To have the opportunity to assist the board of the United Way is an honor, and I’m ecstatic to bring my expertise to this powerful group.”

During her 23-year career, Turner has a developed a proven record among local top-tier non-profit and for-profit organizations, businesses and corporations in the areas of fund development, marketing, public relations, community relations, professional counsel and event planning. Her firm, Cecilia Russo Marketing, increases businesses and organization’s visibility locally, nationally and globally through reputation management strategies in Southeast coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Turner, a native of Savannah, is a graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy and the University of Georgia. Aside from her new position on the United Way board, Turner serves on the board of the Savannah Technical College Foundation, Rotary Club of Savannah and Horizons Savannah. Previously, she served on the boards of the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island, Senior Citizens, Inc., and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo, of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, is an acknowledged marketing professional with a proven record among Savannah’s top-tier non-profit and for-profit organizations, businesses and corporations in the areas of fund development, marketing, public relations and event planning. As a native Savannahian, Cecilia’s knowledge and experience give her unique insights into channeling the efforts of volunteers and constituents into effective, mission-driven public relations activities that translate into measurable results. She was voted one of Savannah’s “40 Business Leaders Under 40” by the Savannah Business Report and Journal in 2005. For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

CONTACT
Cecilia Russo Turner
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
crussomarketing@gmail.com
912.665.0005

September Open for Business ®: Search Engine Optimization 101

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC for the September session of their monthly Open for Business® series. This month’s topic is search engine optimization (SEO). The conversation takes place via Facebook Live on Carriage Trade Public Relations’ Facebook page. This month’s session will be held on Wednesday, September 26, at noon. Interested parties can find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1846597912094801/

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. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month at noon via Facebook Live.

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 10, 2018

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BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™ ANNOUNCES THREE WINNERS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces three winners of SCORE’s “Bizpitch Savannah™.” Each winner receives a cash prize and professional services. For more information, please visit http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180907/savannah-entrepreneurs-shine-at-bizpitch-competition

WELCOME ELIZABETH POOLE

(SAVANNAH, GA) We are pleased to announce that we have added a new member to our growing team! Elizabeth Poole will serve as the new Director of Communications for Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC. and Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and native to Savannah. For more information visit

ENMARKET ASSUMES OPERATIONS OF JOKER JOE’S TRUCK STOP

(HARDEEVILLE, SC/SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, a convenience store chain with operations in three states, has bought Joker Joe’s Truck Stop in Hardeeville, S.C., a move that expands the company’s reach in a market that extends from Savannah to Charleston, S.C. Savannah-based Enmarket will assume operations of Joker Joe’s on Sept. 6. In addition to growing the retailer’s services and territory served, the purchase will significantly enlarge its diesel fuel business. For more information, visit http://www.blufftontoday.com/news/20180907/enmarket-buys-joker-joes-truck-stop-in-hardeeville 

LADIES, GUNS & AMMO 2018

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Republican Women will hold the second annual Ladies, Guns and Ammo event on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Savannah Golf Club. The event is intended to instruct women on the laws associated with handguns and proper safety protocols. Rachel Campos-Duffy, a FOX News and FOX Business Contributor, the wife of Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, and a recurring guest host on hit shows, FOX & Friends and Outnumbered, will be the featured keynote speaker for the luncheon. There will also be two instructional classes available for participants. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-area-republican-women-announces-second-annual-ladies-guns-ammo/

CLOVER HEALTH HOSTS SENIOR EXPO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Clover Health will host a senior expo as part of the Clover JOY (Just Older Youth) Series on Thursday, September 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. For more information, please contact Tanya Scott-Pilcher at tanya.scottpilcher@cloverhealth.com

CHARLES BOWEN FEATURED ON LEADERS FORUM INTERNATIONAL 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bo Bowen, owner of The Bowen Law Group and founder of the Savannah Film Alliance, was recently featured on Leaders Forum International. Watch his interview here: http://www.facebook.com/bo

BUSINESS CONNECTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber hosts Bands in the Ballpark on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Historic Grayson Stadium. The networking event includes food and live entertainment from Bucky & Barry, Irritating Julie, and Wassaw Sound. Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $25 for guests. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=121

BUDDY CARTER VISITS BETHESDA ACADEMY STUDENTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) U.S. Representative Buddy Carter visited the students of Bethesda Academy last week. Check out this video to get a glimpse into his visit https://youtu.be/Obb_J2BPSpk

SEPTEMBER OPEN FOR BUSINESS® ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The September Open for Business® will be held on Wednesday, September 26, at noon on Facebook Live. This month’s topic is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 101. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1846597912094801/ 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SURVEY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber has placed a top priority on workforce development. And in an effort to gather additional data, the organization asks individuals to take a few minutes to complete a brief survey by Friday, Sept. 21 at http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4131009/Workforce-Survey.

TAKING YOUR WEBSITE BEYOND BORDERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The World Trade Center Savannah announces plans for a hands-on website workshop on Tuesday, September 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Program topics include website tips to effectively market products and services internationally, search engine optimization, simple website enhancements, and much more. Cost to attend is $25 and registration is required. For more information or to register, https://www.wtcsavannah.org/events/taking-your-website-beyond-borders/

UNITED WAY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF

(SAVANNAH, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire announced a goal of $8,133,333 at the 2018 campaign kick-off last Thursday. This year’s United Way Campaign is chaired by Larry Silbermann, Vice President and General Manager of WTOC-TV. For more information, please visit http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180906/united-way-sets-813-million-campaign-goal

TEACH THE FUTURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications are now being accepted for Teach the Future Fellowship, a yearlong fellowship for public and private educators dedicated to transforming their schools and classrooms to prepare all students for the world as it is and will be, not as it was. Fellows identify a challenge in their classroom or school that they want to explore and for which they want to develop a unique solution. Program cost for the year is $350. For more information or to apply by September 11, visit https://teachthefuture.co. Teach the Future is sponsored by St. Andrew’s School.

13TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host their 13th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Forsyth Park. This event, which is open to individuals of every age and ability, is held to support individuals with Down syndrome and their families. A new element this year will be a focus on healthy lifestyles. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/13th-annual-buddy-walk-by-the-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-october-6/ 

SPEROS PRESENTS SECURITY TIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros’ security tip of the week is “Advanced Fee Loan Scams.” Watch this informational video for more information on how to prevent these scams from happening to you or a loved one: https://www.pii-protect.com/MicroTrainings/micro_training_view/110?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=53755

TV INTERVIEWS: 8 SECRETS TO SUCCESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Do you have a TV interview coming up? Cynthia Wright, the junior partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, shares eight tips to help you prepare. Read her article here: http://www.savannahnow.com/business/20180824/cynthia-wright-eight-secrets-to-success-for-tv-interviews

MINIATURE MASTERPIECES SILENT AUCTION BENEFITTING HOSPICE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The community is warmly invited to the closing reception of the Miniature Masterpieces Silent Auction benefiting Hospice Savannah on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Over 50 local artists and artisans have donated mini pieces to this eclectic show. Final bids will be taken at 7:00 p.m. with all proceeds supporting the life-enriching programs and services of not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is located at 1352 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah and work can be viewed prior to the closing reception doing normal weekday business hours. For more information, please visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/hospice-savannah-art-gallery/

CAST YOUR VOTE

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s time to vote in Southern Living’s annual Best of the South awards for 2019. Savannah is well represented in a variety of categories from Best Bar to Best Barbecue and much more. Vote now at https://www.southernliving.com/southsbestvote and show your Savannah support.

BUSINESS EXPO

(SAVANNAH, GA) VIP Office & Paper Clip will bring its annual Business Expo to its Savannah customers and business community.  A tailgate/football inspired, customer appreciation and vendor experience will happen October 4, 2018 from 10-2, at the YMCA Youth Center 6400 Habersham Street, Savannah. Free event.  RSVP for lunch to vipexpo@vipoffice.com

GEORGIA POWER PRESENTS SPORTS AWARDS LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council will host its 2018 Georgia Power Sports Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, September 26 at the Savannah Golf Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.The luncheon honors local athletes and business partners who have excelled at their given sport or profession. To purchase a table or tickets for the annual event, visit http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/sports-luncheon-registration-2018.pdf

MEET KT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces KT, a 5 month old female kitten.  KT is a gorgeous little girl with the softest thick gray and white fur ever. She purrs the moment you pick her up and yes, please, do pick her up because in your arms is her favorite place to be. When not snuggling, her favorite hobby is giving her toys one serious hard time; she plays for real and she does it well. She will make one Forever Family ever so lucky.  To adopt KT or to view other animals available for adoption visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-062-kt/

Enmarket Assumes Operations of Joker Joe’s Truck Stop in S.C.

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Enmarket Assumes Operations of Joker Joe’s Truck Stop in S.C.

(HARDEEVILLE, SC/SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, a convenience store chain with operations in three states, has purchased Joker Joe’s Truck Stop in Hardeeville, S.C., a move that expands the company’s reach in a key market that extends from Savannah to Charleston, S.C.

Savannah-based Enmarket will assume operations of Joker Joe’s on Thursday, Sept. 6. In addition to growing the retailer’s services and territory served, the purchase will significantly enlarge its diesel fuel business.

“This acquisition is a strategic move for us as we have plans to expand our diesel business through new to industry construction,” said Brett Giesick, Enmarket’s president. “But more than that, it is another example of our commitment to further build our brand in the Southeast by filling in the geography from Savannah to Charleston with a strong Enmarket presence in convenience stores, restaurants, and truck stops.”

The new Enmarket store is located just north of Savannah on Interstate 95 at exit 8 in Hardeeville, SC. The busy interchange at US Highway 278 serves as the gateway to Hilton Head Island and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

The 13,000-square-foot facility, which includes nine diesel lanes, will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week while the building and nine-acre property go through a significant remodel.

Improvements will include an enlarged trucker’s lounge, showers, truck scales and laundry equipment as well as a resurfaced parking lot and overnight parking for over-the-road and RV drivers. The updated convenience store will feature freshly prepared hot and cold grab-and-go food options, frozen yogurt, state-of-the-art bean-to-cup coffee brewers and an expanded cooler and beer cave. Enmarket will also continue to be an area destination for fireworks, which is what Joker Joe’s was best known for by many locals and travelers.

As part of the remodel, Enmarket will add Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, an award-winning Baja-style fast-casual Mexican restaurant franchise that features plenty of seating and a full bar. Fuzzy’s Taco Shops have more than 100 franchises nationwide. It marks Enmarket’s first fast-casual style restaurant, with plans to open additional Fuzzy’s locations beginning in 2019.

“The executives at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop are thrilled to introduce the concept to the Savannah area by way of Enmarket,” Giesick continued. “The brand originated in Texas and earned a cult-like following behind a high-quality product served at an affordable price, which makes it an ideal fit for Enmarket and our customers.”

Enmarket currently operates 122 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and recently doubled its presence in the region with the acquisition of 34 E-Z Shop convenience stores in the Palmetto State and 34 Clyde’s Markets in southeast Georgia.

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and is expanding its diesel business, filling in the geography from Savannah to Charleston with a strong presence in full-service, 24-hour auto and truck stops. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

13th Annual Buddy Walk Hosted by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Returns with a Healthy Twist on October 6

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13th Annual Buddy Walk Hosted by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Returns with a Healthy Twist on October 6

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host their 13th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Forsyth Park.

Families of Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society under the arch during the Buddy Walk in Savannah

Families of Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society under the arch during the Buddy Walk in Savannah

Individuals of all ages and abilities — and their pets — are invited, especially those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers.

Last year’s event drew more than 5,000 people, and LDSS officials said they hope to attract even more to this year’s walk to support individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

“We hold the Buddy Walk every year in October as part of National Down Syndrome Awareness month,” said Tom Kenkel, president of LDSS. “Our primary goal, however, is to make positive changes in local and national policies regarding Down syndrome. This event does a phenomenal job of helping us do just that.”

A new element this year will be a focus on healthy lifestyles, Kenkel said.

According to research studies in the US Library of Medicine, children with Down syndrome are at an increased risk for obesity. This could be due in part to physiological expressions of Down syndrome but also to common environmental factors.

With that in mind, LDSS, with participation from Healthy Savannah, Coca Cola, NLAWS Produce and EmployAbility, will provide more nutritious lunch options and additional health education during the event.

“We are taking small steps to eventually host the first Buddy Walk in the country that brings attention to healthy lifestyles as part of the event,” Kenkel said.

A festival following the walk will feature face painting, pumpkin painting, the BOO Boutique, bouncy houses, games, music, refreshments and the Border Pawtrol disc dog team.

The walk begins at 10:00 a.m., and the festivities will conclude at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets for the walk will be $15 apiece or $50 for a family of four. Registration includes a T-shirt, lunch and admission to the family fun festival.

Sponsors of the 2018 Buddy Walk include NLaws Produce, Joe Marchese Construction, Marlow Elementary School, Coca-Cola and Holton Plumbing. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Information booths can be reserved for any organization that provides services for the differently abled community.

For more information on the Buddy Walk, contact Candy Bogardus at 912-436-3626, buddywalk@ldssga.org or visit www.ldssga.org to register online.

ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/

CONTACT
Kayla Johnson
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
912-436-3626
kjohnson@ldssga.org
10701 Abercorn St., #60786
Savannah, GA 31420

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

Savannah Area Republican Women Announces their Second Annual Lunch and Learn Event, Ladies, Guns & Ammo

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Savannah Area Republican Women Announces their Second Annual Lunch and Learn Event, Ladies, Guns & Ammo
Keynote Speaker will be Rachel Campos-Duffy from FOX News

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Republican Women will hold the second annual Ladies, Guns and Ammo event on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Savannah Golf Club, located at 1661 E. President St. The event is intended to instruct women on the laws associated with handguns and proper safety protocols.

Ladies Guns & Ammo

Rachel Campos-Duffy will be the featured keynote speaker for the luncheon. Campos-Duffy, the wife of Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, is a FOX News and FOX Business Contributor and a recurring guest host on hit shows, FOX & Friends and Outnumbered. She is a published author, communications consultant and television personality. Her presentation will focus on political analysis and culture.

There will also be two instructional classes available for participants. Sheriff John Wilcher has partnered with the Savannah Area Republican Women to provide instruction on gun rules/regulations, safety classes and shooting range practice at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Training Facility. Classes are limited to 60 participants. Guests are free to bring their own handgun or one will be provided.

“This event gives our community an incredible and unique opportunity to learn about handgun safety and firearm regulations while bringing attention to the Constitution’s First Amendment which provides freedom of speech as well as freedom to worship, freedom of the press, the right of the people to peaceably assemble and the 2nd Amendment which gives the right of free people to keep and bear arms,” said Marolyn Overton, president of Savannah Area Republican Women. “We can’t thank Sheriff John Wilcher enough for volunteering his time to teach these critical lessons. We are also ecstatic to welcome Rachel to this year’s event as our guest speaker. Her experience and talent offer so much to our audience.”

Tickets for the safety classes, shooting range practice and luncheon are $95; for the luncheon only, tickets are $45. The lunch is open to both men and women but is limited to 150 guests.

Savannah Area Republican Women will hold a raffle for multiple handguns and other items during the event. Winners do not need to be present to claim their prize. Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100. There are also t-shirts available for $20.

Businesses interested in sponsoring the second annual Ladies, Guns & Ammo are asked to contact Savannah Area Republican Women’s president, Marolyn Overton, at (912) 598-7358.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Savannah Area Republican Women’s efforts to promote Constitutional Government, emphasizing the 1st and 2nd amendments, Republican candidates, as well as, the philanthropic efforts of the Savannah Area Republican Women.

For more information, tickets and reservations, visit http://sarw.org/event

ABOUT SAVANNAH AREA REPUBLICAN WOMEN
Founded in 1961, Savannah Area Republican Women (SARW) has stressed that it is not a social club but a serious working organization concerned with issues, recruiting good candidates and getting them elected. The organization meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Carey Hilliard’s Banquet Room, 11111 Abercorn St. Reservations for the luncheon meeting should be made no later than noon on the Monday before the luncheon. For more information, contact SARW’s president, Marolyn Overton, at (912) 598-7358. To RSVP for a luncheon meeting, contact Rebecca Rhinehart at (912) 398-0111 or visit SARW.org/reservations