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Savannah Film Alliance Announces Eight Honorees for Upcoming Inaugural Gala

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Savannah Film Alliance Announces Eight Honorees for Upcoming Inaugural Gala

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance (SFA) has chosen eight outstanding local professionals from Savannah’s thriving film and television community to be honored at the inaugural SFA Honors Gala, slated for Saturday, Sept. 28, at Victory North, 2603 Whitaker St.

The star-studded event has a theme of “Old Hollywood” and is open to the public. Attendees can expect a night of “Lights! Camera! Action!” at the gala, intended as a glamorous and high-profile new event on Savannah’s social calendar. The entertainment community will pull out all the stops that evening, evoking classic Hollywood with lights, a red carpet, live music – even paparazzi.

The honorees being recognized that night include:

  • Nora Clark, a production coordinator with credits on at least six film and television projects, now at work on a documentary about the life of Chicago tap dance legend Bril Barrett;
  • John Grace, who has worked as director of photography and camera operator on theatrical features and commercials, including work for ABC, NBC, CBS, HBO, ESPN, PBS and Walt Disney Studios, among many others. He is also a faculty member of the Georgia Film Academy and teaches technical production classes at Savannah Technical College;
  • Genevieve Hawkins, with credits as a production and location coordinator, has worked on such Savannah-filmed projects as “Lizzie,” “Peanut Butter Falcon,” “The Act,” and “Council of Dads”;
  • Amanda Kulkoski, documentarian, cinematographer, and film professor at Savannah College of Art and Design;
  • Witt Lacy is an assistant director who has worked with a variety of productions before setting up base in Savannah to work on “Underground,” “Poison Rose,” “Lady and the Tramp,” and “The Glorias,” among others;
  • William Martin, documentarian, cinematographer, and educator, has 15 years of production experience in television news;
  • Buck Meeks, location services and period actor, first worked in period costume locally 30 years ago in the filming of “Glory”;
  • Anthony Paderewski, whose background includes a wide array of roles in the film industry, including photographer, acting coach, producer, location scout, location manager and actor.
Honoree, Nora Clark
Honoree, Nora Clark
Honoree, John Grace
Honoree, Genevieve Hawkins
Honoree, Genevieve Hawkins
Honoree, Amanda Kulkoski
Honoree, Amanda Kulkoski
Honoree, Witt Lacy
Honoree, Witt Lacy
Honoree, William Martin
Honoree, William Martin
Honoree, Buck  Meeks
Honoree, Buck Meeks
Honoree, Anthony Paderewski
Honoree, Anthony Paderewski

“The local entertainment industry adds so much to Savannah, enriching our culture and tremendously boosting our economy,” said Charles Bowen, founder of the SFA. “Yet many of the people who work so hard in the field are laboring under the radar, unrecognized and unheralded. The Savannah Film Alliance chose to remedy that by starting a tradition of recognizing our local talent.”

The event also offers an opportunity to offset the negative attention that has been spurred by Georgia’s adoption of anti-abortion legislation and the resulting threat that the entertainment industry will boycott the state should that legislation be enforced, Bowen said. “This is a chance to put the focus back onto all of the positive and fun aspects of the movie and television industry,” he said.

A cross-section of the local entertainment industry selected the inaugural class of honorees, each of whom will receive beautiful trophies at the event. Their accomplishments and the recognition of the breadth and health of Savannah’s professional film community will be at the core of the upcoming celebration. Victory North, where the gala will be held, is a distinctive new event space in Savannah’s charming Starland District.

In addition to saluting these honorees, the event will showcase the best of the local entertainment scene and will celebrate its role in our local economy. Last year, the entertainment industry was responsible for $120 million in direct spending in the Savannah Area, according to the Savannah Regional Film Commission.

Tickets to the inaugural gala are $75 for general admission or $150 for VIP admission. To learn more and buy tickets, please visit www.savannahfilmalliance.org.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOWEN LAW GROUP
Based out of Savannah, Charles Bowen is a business attorney who focuses on commercial and entertainment law. Bowen attended Mercer University in Macon, Ga., where he graduated summa cum laude with honors in both psychology and political science. Upon graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, he moved to Savannah and established a corporate law practice. Bowen was named “Business Advocate of the Year” in 2015 by the Savannah Morning News. He won the “2016 Helen V. Head Business Leader of the Year Award” presented by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. He also chaired the 24th Annual Kiss-a-Pig campaign on behalf of the American Diabetes Association. Bowen has received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest rating based upon confidential surveys sent to other attorneys. He also has been selected by the members of the State Bar of Georgia as one of Georgia Trend’s 12th Annual Legal Elite in two categories: Business Law and Corporate Law. He is the author of three eBooks. With panoramic views of the city and the Savannah River, The Bowen Law Group is located on the top floor of the Manger Building at 7 East Congress Street. For more information, call 912.544.2050 or visit thebowenlawgroup.com. Follow The Bowen Law Group on Twitter at @bowenlawgroup.

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Charles J. Bowen, Founder
The Bowen Law Group
912-544-2050
cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com
thebowenlawgroup.com

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Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc.
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

The Fifth Annual Bra Project Announced for October to Benefit DragonBoat Beaufort

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The Fifth Annual Bra Project Announced for October to Benefit DragonBoat Beaufort

(Bluffton/Beaufort, SC) In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Pinnacle Medical Group announces “The Bra Project” will once again benefit DragonBoat Beaufort and local breast cancer survivors. This is the fifth consecutive year that the group has presented the event.

Local students from Hilton Head High School, May River High School and Bluffton High School have been invited to custom-design a bra and enter the competition. In total, 10 bras will be selected.

A kickoff unveiling event for these bras will be held at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery on Thursday, October 3, at 4 p.m. “The Bra Project” will then go on tour throughout the Lowcountry for the entire month.

“The Bra Project” student competition tour dates will be announced soon. Locations include:

Votes and donations will be collected for the public’s favorite submission at each of the exhibit locations.

This year, the Pinnacle Medical Group is inviting local artists to participate in a non-competitive portion of “The Bra Project”. Artists’ submissions should be inspired by someone with a history of breast cancer and can be created in the medium of their choice. The deadline to enter as an artist is Friday, September 13.

All pieces will be auctioned off at the grand finale celebration, “The Bra Project: Bras and Bubbly”, which will be held at the Thibault Gallery on Thursday, October 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

During the “Bras and Bubbly” event, the students’ bras will be on display and the winner will be announced. Proceeds for the event will benefit DragonBoat Beaufort. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bras-bubbly-event-tickets-69224118201.

“So many of our patients are affected by breast cancer and we see first hand how someone’s family, work, confidence and overall quality of life can be impacted,” said Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group. “As a practice, Pinnacle Medical Group is dedicated to supporting the breast cancer community and our neighbors who are facing the fight with cancer. This annual fundraiser is our way of helping and we encourage everyone in the Lowcountry to join in our effort.”

According to breastcancer.org, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer along with 62,930 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. in 2019 alone. Overall, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

DragonBoat Beaufort is a non-profit organization that started in 2012 when a group of cancer survivors was inspired by “Awaken the Dragon,” a documentary shown at the 2012 Beaufort International Film Festival. The goal of the organization is to assist cancer patients who live, work or receive treatment in the Lowcountry.

For more information on the events, the student competition or ways to get involved, please contact Melody Jones at mjones@pinnaclemd.com or 843.815.6699 ext. 1009.

ABOUT THE PINNACLE MEDICAL GROUP
The Pinnacle Medical Group is the locally owned and operated parent company of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, PURE Medical Spa and Beaufort Dermatology. Principal, Dr. Audrey Klenke is the only board-certified female plastic surgeon in Bluffton, South Carolina and is affiliated with multiple outpatient centers in the area, as well as, Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital. Pinnacle Plastic Surgery and PURE Medical Spa are located at 7 Mallet Way, Bluffton, SC 29910. Beaufort Dermatology is located at 1096 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC 29902. For more information, please call (843) 815- 6699, or visit http://pinnaclemd.com/, http://pinnacleplasticsurgery.com/, http://puremedspamd.com/ and http://www.beaufortdermatology.com/.

Enmarket Encourage Health Lecture Disclosed the Facts and Fictions of CBD Oil

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Enmarket Encourage Health Lecture Disclosed the Facts and Fictions of CBD Oil

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah chiropractor Michael Vaughn focused on the facts and fictions of CBD oil during the third presentation of the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, held at the Charles H. Morris Center.

Union Mission received the nonprofit grant, which is awarded at each Encourage Health lecture. A healthy lunch was provided to all attendees by Enmarket before the lecture.

Enmarket Encourage Health Series CBD Presentation
Enmarket Encourage Health Series CBD Presentation

Cannabidiol oil, better known as CBD, is a heavily trending product derived from non-intoxicating elements of marijuana or hemp and sold over the counter for the treatment of a variety of health problems.

In his talk, Dr. Vaughn covered the history of the cannabis plant and gave a brief overview of the human endocannabinoid system before providing examples of the believed benefits of CBD: improved sleep, anxiety reduction, and relief from musculoskeletal pain, brain injury and epilepsy.

Dr. Vaughn also discussed CBD’s legal status, safety and marketing. Studies on long-term effects have yet to be completed, but he shared some insights on this developing field.

“This is a fascinating subject that holds the potential to be of great benefit to many people, but the jury is still out on many aspects of CBD oil,” Vaughn said. “I believe many people can find relief through CBD products, but I realize it is poorly understood by the public and that many in the medical field are skeptical.”

Dr. Vaughn has practiced chiropractic medicine in Georgia for decades. A product of Savannah Christian Preparatory School and Armstrong State College, he graduated from a chiropractic program at Parker College in Dallas, Texas. He completed post-grad work leading to diplomat status with the American College of Chiropractic Neurology. He has worked with world-class competitive athletes, including serving with the USA Weightlifting Federation and serving as treating chiropractor for the Greece Olympic track team during the Atlanta-hosted 1996 Summer Olympic Games. He is currently in private practice at Savannah Chiropractic Center, where he specializes in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders and rehabilitation. In addition, he continues to serve in a variety of educational and regulatory roles in his profession.

The Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series is a wide-ranging presentation of diverse health topics. Previous subjects this year included meditation for stress relief and food insecurity issues in Savannah. The upcoming October presentation will focus on the value of strength training at any age. The popular free series is presented in a lunch-and-learn format, with each session offering the community the opportunity to hear local experts discuss health-related topics in a non-commercial atmosphere.

This marks the sixth year for the series in partnership with Healthy Savannah, the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees’ Garden, Cha Bella, David’s Dry Cleaners, the City of Savannah, Clover Health, Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine, St. Joseph’s/Candler and WRHQ.

For more information, visit healthysavannah.org/encourage-health-education-series-august-27-2019/

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 was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store News in 2018. 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 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Vice President of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah Hires Kenneth Hintz

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Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah Hires Kenneth Hintz

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, a leading local provider of plumbing and drain maintenance, introduces Kenneth Hintz to its staff as a service technician.

Roto Rooters of Savannah, Kenneth Hintz
Roto Rooters of Savannah, Kenneth Hintz

Originally from Midland, Michigan, Hintz was previously the general manager for a sewer service company.

“Kenneth is an exceptional addition to our growing team,” said Sherry Daniel, owner and CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah. “In a time when true skill and diligence are hard to come by, we are fortunate to welcome Kenneth to the Roto family.”

Hintz has two sons, ages 21 and 13. In his spare time, Hintz enjoys fishing, golf, video games and cars.

ABOUT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH
Roto-Rooter plumbers in Savannah provides full-service plumbing maintenance and repairs and clogged drain cleaning, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including toilet repairs. Roto-Rooters Plumbers of Savannah offers industrial, residential and commercial plumbing services. Trusted and recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooter is the premier provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in Savannah, GA. The company’s specialty is emergency services. Roto-Rooter Plumbers stand by their estimates and guarantee their work. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570 or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc.
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

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Best Business Brokers Marks 10 Years in Business

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Best Business Brokers Marks 10 Years in Business

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ten years have passed since Dean Burnette launched Best Business Brokers to help people buy and sell businesses and commercial real estate in Georgia, South Carolina and elsewhere in the Southeast.

“It’s a great privilege to have reached this milestone in a business where performance and reputation matter so much,” said Burnette, who launched the firm in 2009.

In addition to operating Best Business Brokers, Burnette serves as president of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.

Best Business Brokers, also known as B3, specializes in manufacturing, technology and logistics businesses with revenues between $1 million and $30 million. The firm currently employs three brokers. It primarily represents business owners who are looking to sell but is also engaged in industrial commercial real estate.

Burnette, who is a native of Louisiana, owned various businesses for more than 20 years before he launched Best Business Brokers.

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ABOUT BEST BUSINESS BROKERS • B3
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, Georgia. 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.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc.
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

State Championship Rings Presented to Bethesda Track, Field Team

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State Championship Rings Presented to Bethesda Track, Field Team

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Blazers’ track and field team celebrated their state championship victory during a ring ceremony held at Bethesda Academy.

Thirteen state championship rings were presented to the athletes on the 2018-2019 team which won the state honor in the South Carolina Independent School Association Class A/AA competition at the end of last school year. Several private schools along the South Carolina/Georgia border, including Bethesda Academy, are members of SCISA.

Two graduated seniors from the team returned to their alma mater to accept their rings. Five coaches led by the athletic director Antwain Turner watched as the seniors along with the rest of the track and field team were honored.

“I can’t express how proud of these young men I am,” said head track coach Clevan Thompson. “It’s an honor to hold this title and to coach these outstanding athletes. I’ve watched this team make tremendous strides physically and personally to get to this point, and I can’t think of a more deserving team.”

For more information on Bethesda Academy, please visit www.bethesdaacademy.org

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 STEM 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 Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912.856.9075

Park Place Outreach Transitional Living Program Hosts Open House for New Location

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Park Place Outreach Transitional Living Program Hosts Open House for New Location

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach transitional living program will host an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4-6 p.m. at 818 E. Henry St.

The open house will include refreshments, appetizers, and chance to learn more about the transitional living program.

The event will be held to network with local community members and to celebrate the official launch of the program.

“Every opportunity you have to demonstrate understanding and empathy to homeless youth will support their development, sense of self-worth and future potential,” said program director Cheri Dean.

The transitional living program began accepting residents in February at a former location on Henry Street, and can now serve as many as six males at the new facility. Its mission is to prepare homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency.

The program provides housing, case management services, life skills, personal and community connections and other individualized services.

“Many of the young men we encounter have been abandoned, betrayed, misunderstood or abused by those they trust most,” Dean said. “Gaining their confidence requires a deep understanding of those we serve and their adverse life experiences.”

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/701185240339337/

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 into this shelter. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter 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 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 26, 2019

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ENCOURAGE HEALTH LECTURE TO FOCUS ON FACTS AND FICTIONS OF CBD OIL

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The facts and fictions of CBD oil will be the topic when Savannah chiropractor Michael Vaughn takes the podium at the third presentation in the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, set for tomorrow at the Charles H. Morris Center.  The luncheon is at max capacity, but the presentation will be livestreamed on the Healthy Savannah Facebook page starting at 11:45 a.m.  Tune in here: https://www.facebook.com/Healthy-Savannah-Get-Up-Get-Out-Get-Healthy-135287093182859/

AUGUST OPEN FOR BUSINESS® THIS WEDNESDAY

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) The August session of our monthly Open for Business® will be held on Wednesday, August 28th, via Facebook live. This month’s topic is focused on pitching and how to improve yours. Join the conversation at noon on the 28th and find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/441614443102931/

ROTO-ROOTER HIRES HINTZ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, a leading local provider of plumbing and drain maintenance, introduces Kenneth Hintz to its staff as a service technician.  Originally from Midland, Michigan, Hintz was previously the general manager for a sewer service company.  To learn more, visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

BETHESDA BLAZERS PRESENTED STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Blazers’ track and field team celebrated their state championship victory during a ring ceremony held at Bethesda Academy. Thirteen state championship rings were presented to the athletes on the 2018-2019 team which won the state honor in the South Carolina Independent School Association Class A/AA competition at the end of last school year. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/sports/20190818/bethesda-academy-honors-state-track-and-field-champions

15 HABITS OF INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE

(INC) Being average is the easiest thing in the world. Living an exceptional life is something quite different.  https://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/15-daily-habits-practiced-by-incredibly-successful-people.html?cid=landermore

LAND ROVER HILTON HEAD FEATURED IN SOUTH MAG

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) What comes to mind when someone says ‘power’? Peacock Automotive’s Land Rover Hilton Head Centre Manager, Chris Edenfield, thinks about the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography. Inside and out, this vehicle screams power in every way. Combining luxury with performance, technology and design, the SV Autobiography is unmatched. Check out this feature of Chris Edenfield and your next new vehicle in South Magazine here: http://www.southmag.com/June-July-2019/Powerful-Luxury/

SAVANNAH JAYCEES RIBBON-CUTTING 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees mark the opening of their newly renovated building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony & celebration on Thursday, August 27th at 12 noon.  The members have worked together to update their meeting space in order to carry out their mission and offer the approximately 2300 square foot building to other organizations in the area. There will be networking opportunities, lunch served, and a chance to tour the updated space.  For more information, visit savannahjaycees.com

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR “BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™ 2019”

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announced the names of the eight aspiring local entrepreneurs who will vie for over $10,000 in cash and professional services at SCORE’s second annual “BizPitch Savannah™” Entrepreneurial Competition. The goals of the event are to recognize and reward entrepreneurial creativity and excellence, to raise awareness of entrepreneurship and the essential role of small business in our community, and to help create new local businesses and jobs.  To learn more about the finalists, visit http://bizpitchsavannah.com/

“PLASTICS MAKE PERFECT” PODCAST LAUNCHED

(BLUFFTON, SC) Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group in Bluffton and Beaufort, South Carolina, has launched a podcast that talks about the trends on all things plastic and cosmetic surgery, skincare and overall wellness.  The podcast, titled “Plastics Make Perfect”, offers a free, reliable and professional source of information on questions Dr. Klenke frequently receives in her practice.  The podcast can be accessed on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and other sites. View the first installment at https://youtu.be/FydAauXAQmo. New podcasts will be posted at regular intervals. 

MEET THE SFA GALA HONOREES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet one of the honorees of the inaugural Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala, Buck Meeks! Buck is a native Coastal Georgian from Richmond Hill. Buck recently retired from an extensive career as a museum curator. He is a graduate of the Georgia Film Academy, and his work in film goes back 30 years to ‘Glory’ and includes 6 feature films and over a dozen episodes of 3 different TV series. Throughout his career, his primary work has been providing locations and services for period films. Congratulations, Buck!  To learn more, visit https://www.savannahfilmalliance.org/

IMPROVE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SKILLS

(PUBLIC RELATIONS TODAY) Do you know the latest trends and tips to make your messages soar on social media platforms, from Facebook to YouTube? Here are 15 free-and not so free-options to learn more: http://www.publicrelationstoday.com/?open-article-id=11200290&article-title=15-courses-to-improve-your-social-media-knowledge&blog-domain=prdaily.com&blog-title=pr-daily

SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM GARDENS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the gardens of the museum have been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat® through its Gardens for Wildlife™ program.  The National Wildlife Federation, celebrates this effort to create a garden that supports wildlife, provides natural sources of food, water, cover and places to raise young and is maintained in a sustainable way that incorporates native plants, conserves water and doesn’t rely on pesticides.  This is a part of the larger sustainability efforts of the museum which includes recycling, none tree based paper products and a ban of single use plastics in the museum and at museum events.  To learn more, visit https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife/certify

PARK PLACE OUTREACH TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach transitional living program will host an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4-6 p.m. at 818 E. Henry St.  The open house will include refreshments, appetizers, and chance to learn more about the transitional living program.  The transitional living program began accepting residents in February at a former location on Henry Street, and can now serve as many as six males at the new facility. Its mission is to prepare homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/701185240339337/

ENMARKET EMPLOYEE NAMED ONE OF 2019 FUTURE LEADERS IN CONVENIENCE 

(CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS) The second class of Convenience Store News’ Future Leaders in Convenience awards program includes a diverse selection of up-and-comers, as well as young seasoned executives from both large and medium-sized convenience channel retailers.  Among the 15 young convenience retail professionals is Emily Smith, Coordinating Manager, Retail Fuel Pricing, of Enmarket.  To learn more, visit https://csnews.com/convenience-store-news-reveals-2019-class-future-leaders-convenience?fbclid=IwAR1s8-x2M3XPZEXE0RGt6JNs6f5N8GeDNPFkIhiTOmEyFMAbXrQ5BlGfx58

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE’S LUTZIE43 CAMPAIGN

(BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive is partnering with the Town of Bluffton and the Bluffton Police and Fire Departments on the Lutzie43 campaign to fight distracted driving in the Lowcountry. There is also an effort to pass a “hands-free” bill in the South Carolina legislature.  To learn more, watch the video below or visit https://youtu.be/3xqXcJ7IwHI

SAVANNAH CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 12th from 3 pm – 7 pm at the Kehoe Ironworks at Trustees’ Garden for the 2019 Chamber Business Expo & Business Connection. Reserve your spot to be an exhibitor to showcase your business’ products and services to area professionals by purchasing a booth. Take the opportunity to gain access to resources available in our community! For more information, contact Brooke Phillips, Small Business and Events Manager, at BPhillips@SavannahChamber.com or 912-644-6459. 

FIRST ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT EVENT

(BEAUFORT, SC) Heal Her, Inc. presents, Painfully, Passionately, Perfectly. Purposed, an event for women, avidly driven toward mental health, support, and the art of healing. The event aims to share the life stories of other women from different walks of life and to celebrate womanhood, femininity, and vulnerability. 100% of the event proceeds will benefit Heal Her, Inc. Restorative Women’s Retreats, a 501c3 non-profit that assists women with fully funded restorative retreat stays, to provide a healing and nurturing environment for whole body and soul replenishment. This year’s event will feature several guest speakers and panelists. Panelists will join in a live interactive discussion with the audience members.   Painfully, Passionately, Perfectly. Purposed will take place at the USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC, with a VIP reception from 1-2pm, a day retreat from 2-5pm, and a closing reception from 5-6pm. Ticket prices start at $30 and are available now at www.Takiya-LaShaune.com/events

PEER RECOGNITION: AN EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SECRET WEAPON

(FORBES) Many companies are shifting away from the traditional annual boss to subordinate employee evaluation and recognition model and instead embracing more modern approaches. For many organizations incorporating and encouraging peer to peer recognition and feedback is becoming an increasingly effective tool in the employee engagement toolbox.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/danabrownlee/2019/08/25/peer-recognition-an-employee-engagement-secret-weapon/#377217325d40

PREPARE YOUR EXIT STRATEGY

(BEST BUSINESS BROKERS) The best tip for anyone who has a business? To begin with the end in mind. Have your exit strategy prepared from the beginning. Learn more athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMu4HnPZRqU

EARLY LEARNING CENTER AT HENDERSON E. FORMEY JR. SCHOOL NOW OPEN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah is excited to welcome the Early Learning Center at Henderson E. Formey Jr. School. The school will house over 500 Pre-K and kindergarten students. Formerly East Broad Street K-8 School, the campus has been revitalized for the “Land of the Little People.” The school will provide a digital learning lab, a foreign language program (Mandarin/Chinese), STEM exploration, a musical keyboarding lab, and more. For more information, please visit https://spwww.sccpss.com/Pages/Early-Learning-Center-at-Henderson-Formey,-Jr.-School-Ribbon-Cutting-Ceremony-Held.aspx

CHRIS TILTON PRESENTS AT AUGUST POWER HOUR LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, co-principal of the Dewitt Tilton Group, presented “Metal Buildings: Modern Marvels? Businesses Turning to Budget-Friendly Options for State-of-the-Art Appearances” at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s August Power Hour Luncheon on Tuesday, August 6.  Were you spotted there?https://www.savannahnow.com/photogallery/GA/20190807/NEWS/807009990/PH/1?rssfeed=true&fbclid=IwAR09FgseGBEuQdthXt1wefHEebZj80uS-WkhO56P7gp3-59O32W9qfGJbZ8

PRODUCE BETTER NEWS RELEASE RESULTS

(BUSINESSWIRE) Three trends to adopt to increase interaction and views: https://blog.businesswire.com/three-pr-trends-to-adopt-for-better-news-release-results

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2020 SAVANNAH SPORTS COUNCIL SCHOLAR ATHLETES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Win up to $1,000 for your college education! Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Savannah Sports Council Scholar Athlete Scholarship, which will be presented at the 2019 Georgia Power Sports Awards Luncheon October 2.  This scholarship will be awarded to six students, three male and three female, who best demonstrate excellence in the classroom, community, and athletics Applications are due by September 13, 2019. For more information, visit http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/ai1ec_event/georgia-power-golf-classic-sports-awards-luncheon/?instance_id=771&utm_campaign=

PARK PLACE OUTREACH HIRES TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM CASE MANAGER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services has hired Kevin Foard, who had worked as a case manager for the Basic Center of Park Place Outreach, as its transitional living program (TLP) case manager.  Foard is responsible for providing case management services that include initial screening, record keeping, service coordination, ongoing assessments of residents, aftercare activities and other duties as needed. For more information, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/park-place-outreach-hires-kevin-foard-as-case-manager/

ENMARKET TO RAISE FUNDS THROUGHOUT AUGUST FOR LLS’ LIGHT THE NIGHT

(SAVANNAH, GA) All 124 of Enmarket’s convenience stores across Georgia and the Carolinas will join the fight against blood cancers in August, marking the seventh consecutive year the stores have helped raise money during the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night campaign. The stores’ month-long campaign will involve selling Light the Night paper icons for $1 each to support the non-profit’s mission to cure blood cancer and to help patients and their families. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/68-state-regional-news/9355-july-31-enmarket-to-raise-funds-throughout-august-for-lls%E2%80%99s-light-the-night.html 

MATTHEW REARDON EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY OPENS IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Early Learning Academy opened on August 14, 2019 at 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah GA, 31419. The Early Learning Academy (ELA) is a place for all children to learn through teacher-guided intentional play, meaningful interactions, and inquisitive exploration. ELA’s goal is to incorporate all children in safe, creative, language-enriched classrooms where learning becomes a fun daily experience. The program is designed to foster all educational and emotional developmental areas for toddlers (18 months) to pre-kindergarten (48-60 months).For more information please visit https://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/matthew-reardon-early-learning-academy-opening-in-savannah/ 

EFFINGHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SEEKS CEO

(EFFINGHAM CO, GA) The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Chief Executive officer. The CEO provides overall supervision and direction for all activities related to administration, programs, finances and strategic plan of the Chamber. The CEO promotes economic growth and health in the Effingham County business community, in alignment with the Chamber’s mission statement. Other key duties include membership cultivation, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Chamber Board of Directors. Salary range of $60,000-$70,000 with bonus opportunities, health insurance, retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation/sick/personal days. All inquiries and resumes should be received by August 30th. Email your resume to: EffinghamChamberCEO@gmail.com

DOWN SYNDROME EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

(LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that early intervention services are readily available to babies and toddlers with Down syndrome. Early intervention addresses the areas most challenging to each child and offers language services, family counseling and training, physical and occupational therapy and audiology services to name a few. Follow the link to learn more about early intervention: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/ei-overview/ For more information on our local Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society visit https://ldssga.org

DENTAL EMERGENCIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Whenever you have a dental emergency, visit your dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible. For more information on emergency dental services, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/dental-emergency/ or call (912) 387-2302 if you are having an emergency. 

LATIN PARTY SEPTEMBER 28

(SAVANNAH, GA) The awaited Latin party is coming soon! Celebrating its 14th year, La Fiesta Latina will take place on River Street (Rousakis Plaza) on September 28th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This is a free event open to the Savannah community and surrounding cities. Please email lasosavannah1@gmail.com or call Gustavo Gonzalez at 912.428.6831 for more details. This event is sponsored by Latin American Services Organization (LASO). You can also visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2110324139083824/ 

MARJORIE YOUNG TO PRESENT AT 2019 THRIVE LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young, an award-winning public relations consultant and founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., will share five proven strategies for businesses to increase visibility and create positive buzz in the community during the third annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference to be held on September 26 on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The premier women’s gathering will focus on enhancing and empowering personal and professional growth. Thought-provoking speakers will network with more than 200 local and visiting women, and special in-depth, skill-based learning workshops will be offered.To register or learn more, please visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/

MEET MAC

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mac is one handsome fellow! This young man will steal your heart with his zest for life! He is full of puppy love and puppy play, but will also crash hard on the couch (or in the car) with you.  He’s a total cuddle bug unless there’s a tennis ball around – they are his absolute favorite things in the world! He also likes squeaky toys and is an expert at getting the squeaker out with minimal fluff-shed!  Mac enjoys time with people friends as well as canine friends, and can’t wait to find his forever home.  To adopt Mac or view other animals available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-051-mac/

Carriage Trade Public Relations Announces August Open for Business®: Does Your Pitch Pass the Test?

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Carriage Trade Public Relations Announces August Open for Business®: Does Your Pitch Pass the Test?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. for the August session of their monthly Open for Business® series. This month’s topic is focused on pitching and how to improve yours. Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner, will host the conversation on Wednesday, August 28, at noon.

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 on Carriage Trade Public Relations’ account.

The article this month can be found here: http://www.publicrelationstoday.com/pitching/?open-article-id=9999286&article-title=does-your-pitch-pass-the-5-second-skim-test-&blog-domain=prsa.org&blog-title=prsay

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/441614443102931/

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS®, INC.
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is Savannah’s premier 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.

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Cynthia Cradduck
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912.856.9075
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