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COMMUNITY HEADLINES – MAY 16, 2022

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HEALTHY SAVANNAH AND ASHFORD TEA COMPANY INTRODUCE “HEALTH EQUI-TEATM

(SAVANNAH TRIBUNE) Healthy Savannah and Ashford Tea Company are brewing up something special. The two organizations are introducing a new product to Savannahians called “Health Equi-TeaTM.” The new tea will be introduced to celebrate Healthy Savannah’s 15th anniversary on Monday, May 16 at Ashford Tea Company at 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave in downtown Savannah. The public is invited for free tastings from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Health Equi-Tea will be available for sale starting May 16 and a portion of the proceeds will directly support the work of Healthy Savannah. For more information and to purchase Health Equi-Tea, visit www.ashfordtea.co. To learn more about Healthy Savannah, visit www.healthysavannah.org

https://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/healthy-savannah-ashford-tea-company-introduce-health-equi-teatm/

FIRST MONTHLY LDSS MEETING MAY 19

(LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY) The first monthly meeting for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will be held on Thursday, May 19th, 2023 at 6:30pm at 1525 Dean Forrest Road, Suite 100, Savannah, GA 31408. There will be a guest speaker for the evening and light refreshments will be provided.

FEED A TRUCKER CONTINUES JUNE 13

(SAVANNAH, GA) Veteran Carriers and Enmarket continue their Feed A Trucker Campaign

with $8 vouchers given to truckers for a free fresh meal on Monday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. at Enmarket located at 1264 Hwy 80 East in Pooler GA.

https://enmarket.com/enmarket-teams-with-veteran-carriers-for-feed-a-trucker-campaign/

13TH COLONY SOUND: SUMMER HARMONIES

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) The 13th Colony Sound Chorus has survived the pandemic and is planning a show at the Tybee Post Theatre on Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. Celebrating 50 years of acapella singing, the Savannah Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presents “Summer Harmonies,” a musical tribute to family, friends, and country and the songs that make the summertime special. General admission seats are available for $20.

https://ci.ovationtix.com/36415/production/1121639?performanceId=11069288

COMMUNITY FOOD GIVEAWAY AND COVID-19 VACCINE AWARENESS EVENT

(GARDEN CITY, GA) A community food giveaway and event to promote awareness of the COVID-19 vaccine will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 21 at Jesus First Community Church, 2202 U.S. Highway 80 West in Garden City. Enter a chance to win a gift basket worth $150.

https://www.facebook.com/jesusfirstcc/

INSTAGRAM ALGORITHM CHANGES, NFTs, AND MORE

(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Explore Instagram changes with Michael Stelzner and Natasha Samuel.

MOTORS FOR MOMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Shelter From the Rain Inc. announces “Motors For Moms” Charity Car Show to raise funds for single mothers on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 11 AM to 2 PM. The car, truck and bike show will be held at Exclusive Engravings located at 9701 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill, GA 31324, and is open to the public with a $5 suggested donation. For registration, sponsorship or donations, please visit www.Motors4Moms.com.

COASTAL HEALTH DISTRICT REMINDS RETAILERS OF TOBACCO 21 LAW

(WTGS) Georgia Dept. of Health, Coastal Health District and Healthy Savannah have launched a new campaign with Savannah area retailers on Georgia’s Tobacco 21 Law. Coastal Health District officials said they want the community to be aware of the law since it was passed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Georgia’s Tobacco 21 Law was passed in July 2020, making it unlawful for any person to sell or barter, directly or indirectly any cigarettes, tobacco products, tobacco-related objects, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products to any individual under the age of 21. The law also makes it unlawful for anyone under 21 to purchase such products or for anyone to purchase such products for those under 21. It also prohibits vaping within a school safety zone.

https://fox28media.com/news/local/coastal-health-district-reminds-retailers-of-tobacco-21-law

ENMARKET ARENA VIP EXPERIENCE

(ENMARKET) Looking for a special VIP experience for your group of 25+ at an upcoming Enmarket Arena show? Check out Enmarket Arena’s 13 Secrets VIP Suite — the ONLY suite available for rental on an event-by-event basis. For more information about the space, or to book your show, contact Samantha Exler at sexler@enmarketarena.com.

https://www.facebook.com/enmarketarena

FREE CLASS: 3 STRATEGIES TO INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY, CREDIBILITY, AND POSITIVE WORD OF MOUTH

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Thursday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m., the City of Savannah will be hosting “3 Strategies to Increase your Visibility, Credibility and Positive word of Mouth.” This free workshop will be on Zoom and in person at the Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, 801 E. Gwinnett. The workshop will be presented by publicist Marjorie Young, who will share powerful tips on how to position yourself as the authority in your field, how to create brand ambassadors by forming an Advisory Board, and how to create a Repeatable Tagline™ that helps the positive buzz spread easier and faster. Registration is required and can be done here: https://www.savannahga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=5060&month=4&year=2022&day=27&calType=0

FREE AT-HOME COVID TEST KITS NOW AVAILABLE AT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

(COASTAL HEALTH DISTRICT) Over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits are convenient and offer quick results, and now they’re available for free at your local county health department in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh Counties. The tests, also called at-home tests or self-tests, can be taken anywhere, and work whether or not you have symptoms. The rapid antigen tests give results in just a few minutes and do not need to be dropped off at a laboratory. To get a free at-home test kit, visit one of the local county health departments or CARE centers in the 8-county Coastal Health District and request a test kit. Each individual can receive up to 10 free tests. You do not have to provide health insurance information and no ID checks are required. For more information about how to use a self-test kit and what to do if you test positive, visit our website at coastalhealthdistrict.com/selftest.

DRAEGO NEEDS A HOME

(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Draego is a young adult chihuahua who walks well on a leash. He is crate/house trained and gets along with his foster animals. He lets his foster mom know when the Amazon packages arrive but otherwise is a quiet, easy-going guy!

https://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2022-d-058-draego/

HEALTHY SAVANNAH CELEBRATES 15th ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH TRIBUNE) Healthy Savannah celebrates its 15th anniversary in May. Healthy Savannah was formed as the Healthy Savannah Initiative in 2007 by the Savannah mayor at the time, Otis Johnson. Mayor Otis Johnson realized the importance of acknowledging the ways in which health disparities in our cities lead to chronic health issues and set about creating an organization that would instill a culture of health in Savannah.

https://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/healthy-savannah-celebrates-15th-year-anniversary/

MOVERS FOR MOMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Movers for Moms is a community service project from Two Men And A Truck in which they partner with Safe Shelter of Savannah and 98.7 The River. Collection boxes are set up at various sites around the city to accept donations needed by the shelter and its residents. They ask that you consider dropping off donations in honor of Mother’s Day. Besides the collection box at Country Financial in Rincon, they have several other collection sites in Pooler and Savannah for members of our community to donate to. There are 4 collection sites. Find out more here: https://987theriver.iheart.com/featured/mark/content/2022-04-29-movers-for-moms-helping-safe-shelter-and-its-residents-for-mothers-day/

SAVANNAH TREE FOUNDATION GALA

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) Spring in Savannah means the social scene is in full swing, with dozens of events to choose from. Bunny in the City shares her visit to the Savannah Tree Foundation’s Green Gala at Tiedeman Park on April 23.

https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/savannah-tree-foundation-gala/Content?oid=18311918

UNION MISSION ANNOUNCES KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR 2022 RAISING HOPE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Union Mission will host its 7th Annual Raising Hope on Thursday, June 7 at the Savannah Convention Center. The event is presented by Oliver Maner LLP and Nine Line Apparel and will be emceed by Rabbi Robert Haas, Leader of Congregation Mickve Israel. Special Honorary Sponsors include The Sarah Mills Hodge Foundation and Parker’s. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. featuring Jeremy Davis & the Equinox Jazz Trio and travel silent auction items, followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.unionmission.org/RaisingHope. For more information, contact Mark Toth, Union Mission’s Director of Major Gifts & Organizational Strategy at (248) 770-3933 or mtoth@unionmission.org.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS 4 MIGRATION: HOW TO PREPARE

(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Are you ready to shift from Universal Analytics to Google Analytics 4 (GA4)? Wondering how to prepare and what to expect when the change comes? Discover exactly how Google Analytics is changing, what GA4 is, how to prepare, and how to set proper expectations with your boss or clients for the future of their data.

TELFAIR MUSEUM DAYS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Jepson Center and Telfair Academy are now offering FREE admission on the weekends through August 28. The museums are open to residents of Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, and Liberty counties in Georgia, and Beaufort and Jasper in South Carolina. The Jepson Center and the Telfair Academy are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

www.Telfair.org

SHE HUSTLES ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Creative Coast has announced the Spring 2022 SHE HUSTLES keynote speaker and panelists. SHE HUSTLES offers Savannah’s women entrepreneurs and leaders a chance to network, learn, and inspire. This season’s event, which is sponsored by the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA), will take place on Thursday, May 19 at Front Porch Improv, 210 W Victory Drive starting at 6 p.m. Visit https://thecreativecoast.org/programs/shehustles to learn more and grab your tickets. Please contact Kaitlin Lance at kaitlin@thecreativecoast.org with inquiries.

BUNNY IN THE CITY

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) Bunny Ware announces a partnership of her social column, Bunny in the City, to run as a weekly column in the arts and entertainment magazine, Connect Savannah. Together, Bunny and Connect Savannah bring awareness to events, arts, and entertainment in the greater Savannah area and are excited about this partnership to highlight more of Savannah, the people, and its happenings.

https://www.connectsavannah.com/author/bunny-ware

FRESH EXPRESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah are piloting an expansion of the Fresh Express monthly fresh food distribution with a pop-up event May 27 at Waters Ave and 40th Street, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The no-cost food distribution aims to provide access to fresh fruits, vegetables and bread in neighborhoods with insecure access to healthy foods. Fresh Express’ current distributions take place on the third Friday of each month at Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health at 106 E Broad Street, and the Moses Jackson Advancement Center at 1410 Richards Street.

https://ymcaofcoastalga.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=Health%20%26%20Wellness&refno=14211

COLONIAL GROUP SEEKS ADMINISTRATIVE/LEGAL ASSISTANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Colonial Group is seeking an Administrative Assistant / Legal Assistant. They will work closely with and provide comprehensive support to the CFO and General Counsel. Primary areas of focus will be contract management, know your customer documentation, insurance administration, litigation monitoring, corporate governance documentation, and other general matters. This person is a detail-oriented individual and self-driven team member who will be responsible for gathering information from across the company and business partners and organizing and synthesizing such information. This individual demonstrates excellent internal customer service as well as multi-tasking skills. This is a full-time position at Colonial Group, Inc.’s corporate headquarters in Savannah. Prior experience in a corporate executive office or as a law firm legal assistant or paralegal (corporate or litigation) is preferred, although consideration will be given to other applicable work experience.

https://globalus61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/colonialgroup/Site/CANDIDATEPORTAL/Posting/View/934

TOBACCO-FREE LIVING

(SAVANNAH, GA) #ThisIsQuitting has your back. Text VAPEFREEGA to 88709 to begin your quitting journey.

https://coastalhealthdistrict.org/programs-services/health-promotion-disease-prevention/tobacco-free_living_1/

READY SET GO BACK TO SCHOOL SPONSORSHIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ready Set Go Back to School, Inc. in partnership with Savannah Chatham Board of Education, is gearing up to host its 14th Annual Drive Thru Back to School Giveaway. Last year hundreds of families in our area were provided various back-to-school essentials to help their children jump-start to a productive school year. This year’s event will be on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are now available: https://form.jotform.com/RSGBTS/ready-set-go-back-to-school-sponsor

FAITH AND HEALTH COALITION

(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Are you a faith-based organization in Savannah/Chatham County interested in encouraging a culture of health among your members and the broader community?

Please join the Faith and Health Coalition at our next virtual meeting to discuss the importance of health within our community. Please email FaithAndHealth@healthysavannah.org for the meeting link. For more information visit the Faith and Health Coalition page on the Healthy Savannah website.

Meeting Dates:

March 30th @ 12pm

May 25th @ 12pm

July 27th @ 12pm

September 28th @ 12pm

November 30th @ 12pm

https://healthysavannah.org/the-faith-and-health-coalition/

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COMMUNITY HEADLINES – MAY 2, 2022

By | Local NewsWIRE
SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC WILL PERFORM LIKE NEVER BEFORE THIS COMING SEASON
(WSAV) Savannah Philharmonic has built their upcoming 2022-2023 season on the idea that music is music and will have something for everyone. Conducted by Keitaro Harada, Savannah Philharmonic will be performing in local neighborhoods, bringing subscriptions back in a new and accessible way, and programming like never before.
MOM GOES FREE: BUY 4 TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF 3
(SAVANNAH, GA) Share a special experience full of laughter and love with Mom at CRYSTAL. Packed with all the thrills, wows, and jaw-dropping originality you expect from Cirque du Soleil. Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to present its coolest arena show yet – CRYSTAL – in Savannah. This one-of-a-kind performance blends circus art and the world of ice skating. CRYSTAL will take the audience on a journey into a whimsical frozen playground where ice skating of all kinds mingles with acrobatics and aerial feats. CRYSTAL will relaunch its North American arena tour with 5 performances only at Savannah’s Enmarket Arena from Thursday, May 5 through Sunday, May 8.
WHAT TEENS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FINANCIAL LITERACY
(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Center Parc Credit Union has a podcast aimed at high school students with the goal of giving young people the financial know-how they need to thrive as adults. Episodes of the podcast range from four to five minutes and cover a wide financial spectrum: credit cards, payment apps, setting up a savings plan, buying a car and more. The podcast can be reached via the website https://elementsofmoney.com/centerparc/.
HIRE DYNAMICS CUTS RIBBON ON STOREFRONT IN JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT COLONIAL GROUP DISCOVERY CENTER
(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Hire Dynamics, a commercial staffing company serving the Southeast including the Savannah area from a location in Pooler, cut the ribbon Tuesday on its “storefront” in the Junior Achievement (JA) Colonial Group Discovery Center, located on the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University.
FRESH EXPRESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah are piloting an expansion of the Fresh Express monthly fresh food distribution with a pop-up event May 27 at Waters Ave and 40th Street, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The no-cost food distribution aims to provide access to fresh fruits, vegetables and bread in neighborhoods with insecure access to healthy foods. Fresh Express’ current distributions take place on the third Friday of each month at Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health at 106 E Broad Street, and the Moses Jackson Advancement Center at 1410 Richards Street.
TIKTOK INFLUENCER MARKETING 101 FOR SMALL BUSINESS
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Want to get more traction for your brand on TikTok? Wondering if a paid partnership would do the trick, but aren’t sure how to get started? In this video, TikTok expert Giselle Ugarte walks you through how to get started with influencer marketing on the fastest growing platform, even if you’re a small or medium-sized business. Learn the 4-step process to launching a successful TikTok influencer marketing campaign. You’ll find out how to source influencers that fit your brand, what to say when you reach out, exactly what to ask for in your contract, and how to measure your results. Plus, you’ll discover a unique way to find relevant influencers that isn’t only for big brands with deep pockets.
COLONIAL RETIREES REFLECT ON 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
(BULKTRANSPORTER.COM) Savannah, Ga.-based Colonial Group recently presented a group of company retirees with copies of “Mixing Oil and Water,” an anniversary book 100 years in the making during a luncheon at its Enmarket subsidiary’s headquarters. Colonial—whose subsidiaries also include Colonial Oil Industries and Colonial Terminals—said it wanted to place the 100th-anniversary book in the hands of people who helped develop it into one of the country’s largest privately held companies. While Colonial still is family owned and led by the fourth generation of the Demere family, at its heart is a group of more than 2,000 dedicated employees, also known as the “Colonial family.”
FEED A TRUCKER CONTINUES JUNE 13
(SAVANNAH, GA) Veteran Carriers and Enmarket continue their Feed A Trucker Campaign
with $8 vouchers given to truckers for a free fresh meal on Monday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. at Enmarket located at 1264 Hwy 80 East in Pooler GA.
SIMON NEEDS A HOME
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Simon is a gentle giant who warmly greets volunteers & visitors in his sweet voice when he isn’t enjoying a nap in a comfy cat bed. Simon would be a great companion for someone who works outside the home and who wants a sweet friend to curl up & watch Netflix with after a long workday. Don’t let Simon’s size fool you – he does enjoy moderate exercise and has been known to quite enjoy being engaged with feather & ribbon wands. His personality is just as handsome as his looks! Let him come crash on your couch for the rest of his days and enjoy being pampered like he deserves. He will certainly & happily return all the love you give him!
FIRST MONTHLY LDSSS MEETING MAY 19
(LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY) The first monthly meeting for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will be held on Thursday, May 19th, 2023 at 6:30pm at 1525 Dean Forrest Road, Suite 100, Savannah, GA 31408. There will be a guest speaker for the evening and light refreshments will be provided.
HEALTHY KIDS DAY
(YMCA OF COASTAL GEORGIA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is celebrating 30 years of Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, May 7, with events at all ten branches across the association! The Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids, Healthy Kids Day encourages families to take a moment to help kids be kids and set them up for a summer of success. Events at branches will include group fitness and healthy snack demos, games and races, vendors, and the opening of outdoor pools for the summer. Learn more at YMCAofCoastalGA.org/HealthyKids.
44th ANNUAL SAVANNAH SCOTTISH GAMES MAY 7
(SOUTHMAG.COM) A grand celebration of Scottish heritage, this Savannah staple draws thousands as one of the oldest of its kind in the southeast. Participant or audience, the events leave no Braemar Stone unturned: Caber/Sheaf Toss, Scottish Hammer Throw, Open Stone Put, Border Collie Sheepherding, USIR Highland Dancing Southern Regional Championships, and a range of reenactments from the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) including armored combat, “shaking General Oglethorpe’s hand,” and interactive demos on calligraphy, cooking, armoring, metalworking, carpentry, and needlework. Register your Clan or Society, visit Clan booths, but for best of show, leave room for the boon of foodstuffs like neeps and tatties, and haggis and such. Bethesda Academy, Savannah GA. Tickets & Info: savannahscottishgames.com
TOTES TO TOTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is partnering with Totes to Tots and the Georgia Department of Human Services to collect new and gently-used suitcases and backpacks between now and their Healthy Kids Day event on May 7 to benefit the 304 children currently in Chatham County’s foster care system. Many foster children have to move from location to location with their belongings packed in a garbage bag. Bags can be dropped off at the Habersham, West Chatham, Islands, Tybee and Effingham branches, or at the Habersham branch’s Healthy Kids Day event where Totes for Tots will be present to celebrate the drive’s success. Learn more at https://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/2022/04/18/ymca-news/donate-new-or-gently-used-backpacks-and-bags-between-now-and-healthy-kids-day/.
COASTAL HEALTH DISTRICT WORKS TO COMBAT UPTICK IN VAPING RATES
(WSAV) Georgia’s Tobacco 21 law took effect in July 2020 — but officials say awareness was overshadowed because of the pandemic. The new law makes it illegal to sell cigarettes and tobacco or vapor products to those under 21. Non-compliance will result in a misdemeanor. The CHD recently organized an awareness campaign to shed light on the rules. Officials said it comes as the use of tobacco and e-cigarette products is growing in high schools.
ENCOURAGE HEALTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) In partnership with the American Heart Association and as a sponsor of the 2022 Southern Coast Heart Ball, Enmarket donated PE Equipment to the students of Windsor Forest Elementary School in Savannah, GA.
Pictured left to right: Jordan Holmes – PE Teacher, Brandi Brown – School Principal, Melody McCarthy – Enmarket Marketing Manager, Royceann Friedman – Development Director AHA
TWITTER CRYPTO, CREATOR FEATURES, AND MORE
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Explore Twitter changes with Michael Stelzner and Madalyn Sklar.
FUNDRAISER
(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) The Tybee Island Art Festival for Ukrainian Children will be held on May 5, 2022, from 3-8 p.m. at North Beach Bar and Grill. The proceeds will go to the Polish American Children’s Relief Fund for Ukraine, polafund.com. For more information, contact Michael Matthews at 912.996.5157.
KAREEM MCMICHAEL
(SAVANNAH, GA) On May 13th, Brightside Child & Family Advocacy (formerly Savannah CASA) will host the 14th Annual Dancing with Savannah Stars (DWSS) at Victory North. On this day, thirteen community members paired with professional dancers will show off their dance moves to compete for the coveted DWSS trophy. In addition, each dancer will take on an ambitious fundraising goal of $10,000. Kareem McMichael will be dancing and raising money. To give directly, visit https://savannahcasa.networkforgood.com/projects/149666-kareem-mcmichael-s-fundraiser.
COLONIAL GROUP SEEKS ADMINISTRATIVE/LEGAL ASSISTANT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Colonial Group is seeking an Administrative Assistant / Legal Assistant. They will work closely with and provide comprehensive support to the CFO and General Counsel. Primary areas of focus will be contract management, know your customer documentation, insurance administration, litigation monitoring, corporate governance documentation, and other general matters. This person is a detail-oriented individual and self-driven team member who will be responsible for gathering information from across the company and business partners and organizing and synthesizing such information. This individual demonstrates excellent internal customer service as well as multi-tasking skills. This is a full-time position at Colonial Group, Inc.’s corporate headquarters in Savannah. Prior experience in a corporate executive office or as a law firm legal assistant or paralegal (corporate or litigation) is preferred, although consideration will be given to other applicable work experience.
TOBACCO-FREE LIVING
(SAVANNAH, GA) #ThisIsQuitting has your back. Text VAPEFREEGA to 88709 to begin your quitting journey.
WE REMEMBER MAMA LUNCHEON – MAY 6
(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) Tickets are now available for Hospice Savannah’s annual We Remember Mama luncheon on Friday, May 6th at 12:00 p.m. at the Palmetto Club. Proceeds from this elegant and wonderfully moving luncheon support Hospice Savannah’s Story Keeping program, one of our Healing Arts. Story Keeping gathers memories and life stories from our patients for their loved ones to cherish for generations to come. No other hospice in this area offers such a meaningful way to honor and remember the significant moments in someone’s life. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-remember-mama-luncheon-tickets-313747977647
READY SET GO BACK TO SCHOOL SPONSORSHIPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ready Set Go Back to School, Inc. in partnership with Savannah Chatham Board of Education, is gearing up to host its 14th Annual Drive Thru Back to School Giveaway. Last year hundreds of families in our area were provided various back-to-school essentials to help their children jump-start to a productive school year. This year’s event will be on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are now available: https://form.jotform.com/RSGBTS/ready-set-go-back-to-school-sponsor
FASTPITCH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Creative Coast’s FastPitch event is back. The event allows contestants to each make a 5-MINUTE PITCH of their ventures in front of a live audience, including investors. FastPitch 2022 will take place live and in person on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Service Brewing, which is located at 574 Indian Street. Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://thecreativecoast.org/programs/fastpitch/.
FAITH AND HEALTH COALITION
(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Are you a faith-based organization in Savannah/Chatham County interested in encouraging a culture of health among your members and the broader community?
Please join the Faith and Health Coalition at our next virtual meeting to discuss the importance of health within our community. Please email FaithAndHealth@healthysavannah.org for the meeting link. For more information visit the Faith and Health Coalition page on the Healthy Savannah website.
Meeting Dates:
March 30th @ 12pm
May 25th @ 12pm
July 27th @ 12pm
September 28th @ 12pm
November 30th @ 12pm
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COMMUNITY HEADLINES – APRIL 25, 2022

By | Local NewsWIRE
THE SOUNDTRACK OF SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Philharmonic announces its 2022-2023 schedule with a wide-ranging musical program that takes advantage of Savannah’s musical traditions and varied venues as it brings “The Soundtrack of Savannah” to downtown squares, Savannah neighborhoods, surrounding communities, and historic sites. Along with the full schedule of all kinds of music, SavPhil unveiled a new and more affordable pricing structure for subscriptions to its ticketed events. Subscription prices for the seven concerts range from $420 to $56 for students. To buy season ticket subscriptions, visit savannahphilharmonic.org or call 912.232.6002.
ENMARKET APPOINTS MATT CLEMENTS AS PRESIDENT
(CSTOREDECSIONS.COM) Matt Clements has been promoted to president of Enmarket, the largest convenience store chain in Savannah, Ga. Clements succeeds Brett Giesick, who had served in the position since 2017 and was recently named chief operating officer for Colonial Group Inc., the Savannah, Ga.-based group of companies that includes Enmarket.
HEALTHY SAVANNAH AND COASTAL HEALTH DISTRICT REMIND THE PUBLIC OF THE TOBACCO 21 LAW
(SAVANNAH, GA) Georgia Department of Health’s Coastal Health District and Healthy Savannah are launching a new campaign with Savannah area retailers to remind the public of Georgia’s Tobacco 21 Law which prohibits tobacco and vaping products from being sold to anyone under 21 years of age. The campaign also provides resources to young people and others interested in quitting. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable and premature death in the United States. Nearly all tobacco use begins during youth and young adulthood. For Healthy Savannah, this current campaign to raise awareness of the Tobacco 21 law aligns with the organization’s long history of striving to raise health outcomes across the Savannah area. In 2010, Healthy Savannah implemented the “BreatheEasy Savannah” campaign to pass Savannah’s Smoke-Free Smoke-Free Air Ordinance, which prohibits smoking from all of the city’s public places and workplaces.
NEW PRICING, NEIGHBORHOOD SERIES, NEW LOOK
(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Savannah Philharmonic leaders Keitaro Harada and Amy Williams talk about making their concerts and events more accessible.
ENMARKET DONATES 500 GALLONS OF DIESEL FUEL TO ASSIST IN BRYAN COUNTY TORNADO CLEANUP
(FOX 28 ) Enmarket, Savannah’s largest convenience store chain, has donated 500 gallons of diesel fuel to assist the residents of north Bryan County with cleanup efforts following last week’s devastating tornado destruction in areas around Pembroke and Black Creek. Enmarket partnered with Badger Rental Services to help fuel fleets of trucks, tractors and construction equipment provided by volunteers helping clean up trees and storm debris. https://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-donates-500-gallons-of-diesel-fuel-to-assist-in-bryan-county-tornado-cleanup/
WHY YOUR FACEBOOK GROUP IS FAILING AND HOW TO FIX IT
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Has your Facebook group engagement dropped off? Want to inject new life into your community? Discover some of the biggest mistakes businesses make with Facebook Groups and how to fix them.
HEALTHY SAVANNAH CELEBRATES 15th ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH TRIBUNE) Healthy Savannah celebrates its 15th anniversary in May. Healthy Savannah was formed as the Healthy Savannah Initiative in 2007 by the Savannah mayor at the time, Otis Johnson. Mayor Otis Johnson realized the importance of acknowledging the ways in which health disparities in our cities lead to chronic health issues and set about creating an organization that would instill a culture of health in Savannah.
FREE CLASS: DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY
(SAVANNAHGA.GOV) What does it take to do business with the City of Savannah? Sign up to find out. This workshop will take place on April 27 at 1:30 p.m. and will give guidance on registering as a supplier with the City, demonstrate how to prepare and submit a bid/proposal responses, and advise of what happens after contract award. There will be time to talk with a representative from the Purchasing division. Registration is required: https://savannahga.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrf-yppjMsHdX0821q1T3Zklw_lP5pzVJr
COLONIAL GROUP RETIREES RECOLLECT 100 YEARS OF COMPANY HISTORY AT CENTENNIAL BOOK LAUNCH
(CONNECT SAVANNAH) On Tuesday, April 19, a project one hundred years in the making was placed in the hands of some of the people who helped develop a Savannah-based company into one of America’s largest privately held companies with several diverse subsidiaries. A 100th-anniversary book on the history of Colonial Group Inc. was presented to a group of 70+ Colonial retirees who gathered for a luncheon at the Enmarket Headquarters to receive their copies of the book. While the company is still family-owned and led by the fourth generation of the Demere family, at its heart is a group of more than 2,000 dedicated employees, also known as the “Colonial family.” Many of those gathered had served Colonial since its earliest days and all were instrumental in developing the story revealed on the pages of the book entitled, “Mixing Oil and Water.”
FUNDRAISER
(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) The Tybee Island Art Festival for Ukrainian Children will be held on May 5, 2022, from 3-8 p.m. at North Beach Bar and Grill. The proceeds will go to the Polish American Children’s Relief Fund for Ukraine, polafund.com. For more information, contact Michael Matthews at 912.996.5157.
KAREEM MCMICHAEL
(SAVANNAH, GA) On May 13th, Brightside Child & Family Advocacy (formerly Savannah CASA) will host the 14th Annual Dancing with Savannah Stars (DWSS) at Victory North. On this day, thirteen community members paired with professional dancers will show off their dance moves to compete for the coveted DWSS trophy. In addition, each dancer will take on an ambitious fundraising goal of $10,000. Kareem McMichael will be dancing and raising money. To give directly, visit https://savannahcasa.networkforgood.com/projects/149666-kareem-mcmichael-s-fundraiser.
DD NEEDS A HOME
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Meet DD, approx. 2yr old Lab mix. She is a sweetheart! Loves to play, doesn’t mind cats and wants to meet every other dog she sees. DD likes car rides and is looking for family to love. DD was transferred to Coastal Pet Rescue from the Pembroke Animal Shelter due to loss of power at the facility following the recent tornado.
SAVANNAH-AREA LEADERS CALL FOR CLIMATE ACTION
(THE CURRENT) Over the last decade, Savannah Mayor Van Johnson has noticed how a changing climate has threatened his city, and he’s calling on the U.S. Senate to protect it. Johnson, along with Savannah Alderman Nick Palumbo, a former U.S. Foreign Service Agent, and Army veteran and Chatham County Commissioner Aaron “Adot” Whitely, emphasized the national security risk connected to climate change in their appeal to the Senate. In November, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better plan including $550 billion earmarked for climate and environmental protection solutions. That legislation, however, has stalled in the U.S. Senate.
COLONIAL GROUP SEEKS ADMINISTRATIVE/LEGAL ASSISTANT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Colonail Group is seeking an Administrative Assistant / Legal Assistant. They will work closely with and provide comprehensive support to the CFO and General Counsel. Primary areas of focus will be contract management, know your customer documentation, insurance administration, litigation monitoring, corporate governance documentation, and other general matters. This person is a detail-oriented individual and self-driven team member who will be responsible for gathering information from across the company and business partners and organizing and synthesizing such information. This individual demonstrates excellent internal customer service as well as multi-tasking skills. This is a full-time position at Colonial Group, Inc.’s corporate headquarters in Savannah. Prior experience in a corporate executive office or as a law firm legal assistant or paralegal (corporate or litigation) is preferred, although consideration will be given to other applicable work experience.
SAVANNAH DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS ATTEND COCKSPUR ISLAND COMMUNITY DAY AT FORT PULASKI
(USACE, SAVANNAH DISTRICT) Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District attended the Cockspur Island Community Day at Fort Pulaski National Monument on April 18. The event kicked off the beginning of National Park Week and brought together organizations that work with Fort Pulaski National Monument. For more information on National Park Week, visit: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/national-park-week.htm
RUN FOR WISHES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Run for Wishes has a new location! Join Make-a-Wish Georgia on April 30th for Run for Wishes on Isle of Hope. Whether you’re a runner or walker, you’ll experience beautiful scenery through Isle of Hope, including the final miles along Bluff Drive. Best of all, all the money raised from this event will help life-changing wishes for local children fighting critical illnesses.
BOOST YOUR YOUTUBE VIDEO TRAFFIC
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Are your YouTube videos getting really low (or zero) views? Wondering how to boost traffic on your channel? Discover the keys to attracting more viewers to your YouTube channel.
TOBACCO-FREE LIVING
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CYBER-ATTACKS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Seimitsu shares 3 ways to mitigate cyber-attacks.
WE REMEMBER MAMA LUNCHEON – MAY 6
(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) Tickets are now available for Hospice Savannah’s annual We Remember Mama luncheon on Friday, May 6th at 12:00 p.m. at the Palmetto Club. Proceeds from this elegant and wonderfully moving luncheon support Hospice Savannah’s Story Keeping program, one of our Healing Arts. Story Keeping gathers memories and life stories from our patients for their loved ones to cherish for generations to come. No other hospice in this area offers such a meaningful way to honor and remember the significant moments in someone’s life. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-remember-mama-luncheon-tickets-313747977647
READY SET GO BACK TO SCHOOL SPONSORSHIPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ready Set Go Back to School, Inc. in partnership with Savannah Chatham Board of Education, is gearing up to host its 14th Annual Drive Thru Back to School Giveaway. Last year hundreds of families in our area were provided various back-to-school essentials to help their children jump-start to a productive school year. This year’s event will be on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are now available: https://form.jotform.com/RSGBTS/ready-set-go-back-to-school-sponsor
APRIL IS NATIONAL MINORITY HEALTH MONTH
(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) This annual campaign from the US Department of Health and Human Services raises awareness of the health disparities that impact racial and ethnic minority populations. The theme for the 2022 campaign is “Give Your Community a Boost.” The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color. The vaccine and booster shots are the best tools to prevent the transmission and spread of the disease. Give Your Community a Boost not only asks participants to share information about the importance of the vaccine and booster, but to stop the spread of COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation. Learn about Healthy Savannah’s community health advocate program: https://healthysavannah.org/community-advocate-program/
TELFAIR MUSEUM DAYS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Jepson Center and Telfair Academy now offer FREE admission on the weekends starting April 2nd to August 28. Now open to residents of Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, and Liberty counties inGeorgia, and Beaufort and Jasper in South Carolina. The Jepson Center and the Telfair Academy are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CHATHAM COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES TEEN MENINGITIS VACCINATION EVENT
(CHATHAM COUNTY) The Chatham County Health Department will hold a teen meningitis vaccination clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at Jenkins High School in the cafeteria. No appointments necessary. Parents who are unsure if their teen needs this immunization are encouraged to call the health department at 912-356-2441.
SAVANNAH CORNER STORE INITIATIVE BRINGS PRODUCE TO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
(WTGS) Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia received a city grant to continue providing healthy food to underserved communities through the three-year-old Corner Store Initiative. In 2019, the pair received a joint $3.4 million Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant to pursue the program. Now, six local corner stores are participating.
FASTPITCH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Creative Coast’s FastPitch event is back. The event allows contestants to each make a 5-MINUTE PITCH of their ventures in front of a live audience, including investors. FastPitch 2022 will take place live and in person on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Service Brewing, which is located at 574 Indian Street. Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://thecreativecoast.org/programs/fastpitch/.
FAITH AND HEALTH COALITION
(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Are you a faith-based organization in Savannah/Chatham County interested in encouraging a culture of health among your members and the broader community?
Please join the Faith and Health Coalition at our next virtual meeting to discuss the importance of health within our community. Please email FaithAndHealth@healthysavannah.org for the meeting link. For more information visit the Faith and Health Coalition page on the Healthy Savannah website.
Meeting Dates:
March 30th @ 12pm
May 25th @ 12pm
July 27th @ 12pm
September 28th @ 12pm
November 30th @ 12pm
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