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Dean Burnette, of Best Business Brokers, named President of Georgia Association of Business Brokers

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Dean Burnette, of Best Business Brokers, named President of Georgia Association of Business Brokers

(Savannah, GA) Dean Burnette, founder of Savannah-based Best Business Brokers (B3), has been named president of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) for 2019.

GABB members help business owners establish sales prices, create marketing plans and strategies for the sales, identify and qualify potential buyers and protect owners’ and buyers’ confidentiality.

Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers (B3)

Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers (B3)

“I am excited about the many opportunities that the current economic conditions and recent economic events have created in Georgia,” said Burnette. “We have a powerful group of very connected leaders in Georgia who will be on the board this year, and I’m proud to serve alongside these talented folks.”

Burnette has more than three decades of business ownership and management experience in a variety of industries. He has been a member of the GABB Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Club and is a member and past president of the Savannah Small Business Chamber. He also belongs to the Savannah CFO Council, Savannah Traffic Club, Savannah Real Estate Commercial Alliance, Georgia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and serves on the Education Advisory Committee for the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

Additional GABB officers for 2019 include Judy Mims, vice president, qualifying broker for Childcare Properties; Jon Roman, treasurer, business intermediary, franchise consultant and developer at Transworld Business Advisors; and Nick Modares, secretary, president and managing broker of Business Brokers Inc./Atlanta Business Advisors.

Other board members include Jeffery Merry, founder and owner of the Business House; Matthew Wochele, founder of Preferred Business Brokers; Michael Ramatowski, president of Georgia Business Associates; and Kim Eells, vice president and of SBA Lending at Renasant Bank.

ABOUT BEST BUSINESS BROKERSB3
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, Ga. 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.

The Greatest Year Ever for Savannah’s Film and Television Industry

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The Greatest Year Ever for Savannah’s Film and Television Industry
By Charles J. Bowen

Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen

What do an aging assassin hunting his clone, a football-playing private investigator trying to exonerate his daughter, an escaped slave interacting with famous historical figures, and an upper-class cocker spaniel falling in love with a street smart mutt all have in common? They are all leading characters in movies filmed in Savannah in 2018.

These films do not even begin to demonstrate the breadth of last year’s film and television industry in Savannah. From film noir in John Travolta’s “The Poison Rose” to the science fiction action thriller “Gemini Man” starring Will Smith to Disney’s live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp,” Savannah has played host to almost every possible genre of production.

Over 200 professional film and television productions were filmed in the Savannah area in 2018 with another 147 student productions on top of that. Whether large or small, each and every production served as an economic engine pumping cash into every corner of the local economy.

According to the Savannah Regional Film Commission, these productions accounted for $120 million in direct spending locally and had a total economic impact of well over $250 million in 2018 alone. These figures shattered the record set in 2017 of $65 million in direct spending with $138 million in total local economic impact.

As founder of the Savannah Film Alliance, I see the tremendous financial impact these productions have daily on a diverse range of local businesses. In addition to food and lodging, film crews utilize dry cleaners, pet sitters, massage therapists, and countless other local professionals. Small businesses across the city are finding a windfall in income from these productions, and every month, more and more businesses that service the entertainment industry are moving to town.

One of the major reasons for this boom in the local film and television industry is the Savannah Entertainment Production Incentive offered by the Savannah Economic Development Authority. This program provides cash rebates to qualified film and television productions that schedule a majority of their shooting days within 60 miles of Savannah City Hall. Since this rebate applies to local spending only, it encourages productions to hire local crew and utilize local businesses and service providers.

The reason this incentive is so effective is that it is offered on top of the very generous production incentives offered statewide by the State of Georgia. But all this government support would mean nothing without the many local crew members, small business owners, industry leaders, and educators, such as the Georgia Film Academy at Savannah Tech, that have worked tirelessly to transform Savannah into one of the most popular filming destinations in the world.

While these statistics are certainly reasons to celebrate, it is crucial to remember that all of this progress can be instantly destroyed by one ill-informed swipe of our new governor’s pen. As North Carolina discovered after its infamous “bathroom bill,” any effort to roll back the civil rights gains of the last 60-plus years under the guise of “religious liberty” could decimate Georgia’s film and television industry. Just last year, a bill that would have allowed private adoption agencies to legally discriminate based on “sincerely-held religious beliefs” made it all the way through the Georgia Senate before failing. Thus, it is important to remain vigilant lest any such efforts resurface.

Looking forward to 2019, Savannah looks well-positioned to hold onto its status as the second most filmed city in Georgia behind Atlanta. Numerous productions have either committed to or expressed interest in filming in Savannah this year. Remember, there is a lot more at stake than simply the chance to spot a movie star at a local restaurant or to recognize a familiar site on the screen. Entire livelihoods and real money supporting real families are being built by the local film and television industry and you never know where the flow of that money will ultimately land.

While recently browsing a local antique mall, well-removed from the lights-camera-action world, a friend ran across a prop master buying rotary phones for the 2019 local filming of “The Glorias: A Life on the Road,” a Gloria Steinem biopic. The film dollar travels far and wide. The pocket in which it winds up may well be yours.

 

Charles Bowen is an entertainment attorney and founder of the Savannah Film Alliance. He may be contacted at 912.544.2050 or cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 18, 2019

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DEAN BURNETTE NAMED PRESIDENT OF GABB
(Savannah, GA) Dean Burnette, founder of Savannah-based Best Business Brokers (B3), has been named president of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) for 2019. GABB members help business owners establish sales prices, create marketing plans and strategies for the sales, identify and qualify potential buyers and protect owners’ and buyers’ confidentiality. For more information, visit http://B3Brokers.com 

SAVANNAH’S WILL GRUVER TO REPRESENT REGION IN NATIONAL FUNDRAISING COMPETITION SUPPORTING LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) – Savannah, GA is proud to announce that Will Gruver will represent Savannah as an All Star Alumni Candidate in the annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign. The ten week fundraising competition will begin on February 21, 2019 and run through May 3, 2019. The 2018 Savannah campaign raised nearly $500,000 and nationally the campaign raised $59.4 million for the mission of LLS. For more information, please email Hope Gruver at hopedgruver@gmail.com

PREVENT AND REVERSE DIABETES WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) A wellness workshop which will present information to prevent and reverse diabetes will be held Saturday, March 23, from 9am to 5pm at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Pooler, Ga. Sponsored by One Life One Choice, Inc., wellness experts will present new research and lifestyle measures to change your life. Contact One Live One Choice at (912.398.3413) or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-health-summit-spring-2019-tickets-56591261988#tickets

COLONIAL FOUNDATION RECOGNIZED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Colonial Foundation and Mr. Rob Demere were presented with the John R. Chandler Award at the 2019 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The award recognizes the long-term support of a corporation or foundation toward the advancement of independent schools. St. Andrew’s School nominated Colonial Foundation and Mr. Demere for their longstanding philanthropic support to the independent school. They have given lead gifts for every major capital campaign in the 40-year history of the school, provided funding for financial assistance to qualified students through Georgia’s special tax redirection program, and have been a champion for the school in the local community. For more information on St. Andrew’s, visit https://saslions.com

GIRLS ON THE RUN OFFICIAL CHARITY PARNER FOR  SAVANNAH GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Girls on the Run (GOTR) Is an official charity partner for the Web.com/Savannah Golf Championship. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets to watch the PGA-qualifying can be found here: www.savannahgolfchampionship.com

CHAT BOT WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marketing expert Michael Renahan will lead a free web marketing and chat bot workshop on Feb. 26 at 9 am. The workshop is free to attend. Renahan is a productivity expert at software giant, HubSpot. In this talk, he will dive into how chat bots don’t solve for one part of your organization but are actually a key driver across the entire organization and customer journey. This event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Creative Coast/Bull Street Lab, 2222 Bull Street RSVP: www.hugsavannah.com

OWNER OF ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH CELEBRATES LIFE AND 45 YEARS IN BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Sherry Daniel, owner of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, is celebrating 45 years in business. “And I think I’m the luckiest girl in the world to own the rights to a name that’s recognized all over the world like Roto-Rooter is and because of that I’m the one that ended up with it. I was the one who was willing to make the sacrifices and I still do this day.” She tells her full story here: https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190210/roto-rooter-of-savannah-owner-celebrates-life-her-45-year-love-for-plumbing 

2019 AUTISM CONFERENCE – FEB. 28 – MARCH 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) Autism activist Temple Grandin, widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most accomplished and best-known autistic adults, will be the keynote speaker when the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism hosts its 2019 Autism Conference Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Savannah Convention Center. The conference comes as estimates indicate that one in 59 children born in the United States will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. With a full list of speakers and a reverse job fair, the conference is an excellent education resource for our region. For more information, please visit  https://2019autismconference.com/  or watch this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOm7iKItMi0&feature=youtu.be  2019 Autism Conference

CHRIS TILTON ON BEING THE LOCAL STAR REP IN THE AREA 

(SAVANNAH CEO) Chris Tilton, President of the Dewitt Tilton Group, talks to us about them being the star rep in the area and what exactly that means. Learn more in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/02/chris-tilton-being-local-star-rep-area/ 

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA 2019 KICKS OFF

(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia kicked off at Little St. Simons in Glynn County. This year’s participants were offered a glimpse of Coastal Georgia’s natural resources on day one with a tour of the Brunswick port and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Day two focused on examining communication preferences and styles and the impact on one’s approach to leadership using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and featured a leadership challenge scavenger hunt with participants exploring three different terrains on the island. For more information, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-georgia-2019-class-kicks-off-at-little-st-simons-in-glynn-county/

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2019 Class Kicks Off

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2019 Class Kicks Off


SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “LESSONS LEARNED DURING THE EARLY YEARS OF OWNING A SMALL BUSINESS”

(SAVANNAH, GA) As part of the “Tools to Grow Your Business” Seminar Series, SCORE is presenting a panel of successful small business owners from Savannah who will share strategies and tips to overcome typical challenges, operational issues and pitfalls as faced by entrepreneurs during the early stages of building a business. Intended for entrepreneurs planning to start a business or in the early launch stage, the session will provide an opportunity for attendees to seek advice on a broad range of topics. The panelists are Greg Stinson, former owner of Comfort Keepers, Diana Morrison, owner of Advertising Specialty Services, and Gregg Black, owner of Patriot Postal Services. This panel discussion is on Thursday, February 21, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. The session fee is $20, payable in advance or at the door. To register call SCORE at 912-652-4335. For more information, please visit https://savannah.score.org/

TYBEE TIME BUSINESS CONNECTION – FEB. 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Are Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Feb., 21 for an after-hours business connection meeting at The Deck Beachbar & Kitchen! What better way to end the day? Read more here: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/tybee-time-business-connection-february-21/

ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT – FEB. 28 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah will present “The Royal Flush Casino Night” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St., with all of the proceeds going to benefit families at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. The casino-themed party will feature heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, dancing and complimentary casino. Individual tickets for the event are $55 and $85 per couple. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Guests can “go all in” to support this event, which will feature Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Wheel of Fortune with the opportunity to win up to $3,500 in cash and other prizes. To buy tickets for the Royal Flush Casino Night, please visit https://rotosavannah.com/royal-flush-casino-night Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

CREATIVE PEOPLE NEED TO PROTECT THEIR WORK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The entertainment industry is growing in Savannah. Producers, directors, talent, writers and other creative professionals need to be considering ways to protect their work, especially when dealing with financing, production, and licensing, location releases and labor and union counsel. For more information, please visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/ The Bowen Law Group, Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, Savannah Public Relations


HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR PEACOCK SUBARU’S PUPPY BOWL WATCH PARTY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Peacock Subaru was featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XV on Super Bowl Sunday, giving national recognition to some of the adoptable pups under the care of the Palmetto Animal League. In celebration of the event, Peacock Subaru held a Puppy Bowl Watch Party, complete with tailgating refreshments provided by One Hot Mama’s and music from co-host 104.9 The Surf. The Palmetto Animal League brought adoptable dogs to join the party, and guests were welcome to bring their own pups! Hundreds came out to support the feature on national television. For more information, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFZlRe0SMwo&feature=youtu.be 

JANUARY OPEN FOR BUSINESS®: THE POWER OF LEADERSHIP TRAINING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you miss the January session of Open for Business®? You can still watch the video and chime in with questions! We discussed the power of leadership training and had Lee Beckmann, Chair of Leadership Southeast Georgia, join us to give us an expert opinion. To view the video, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/316533875643375/

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ENMARKET ANNOUNCES NEW HEADQUARTERS LOCATION ON CHATHAM PARKWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, the Savannah-based convenience store chain, plans to build a new headquarters building as part of a new complex at Ogeechee Road and Chatham Parkway. The lot has been cleared and site work is currently underway. The company will build a new 22,000-square-foot office structure along with a second building of equal size that will be used as flex space and will provide room for future expansion. For more information, please visit https://cstoredecisions.com/2019/01/24/enmarket-plans-new-headquarters/ 

Enmarket

(Left to right) Peter Meyer, Director of Construction & Facilities; Angie Bivens, Director of Finance; Doug Carroll, Director of Real Estate; Matt Clements, Vice President of Marketing; Brett Giesick, President; Libby Bates, Vice President of Operations; Brent Scoggins, Construction Manager


FELDER & ASSOCIATES LAUNCHES NEWLY DESIGNED WEBSITE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates has just launched their redesigned website, felderassociates.net. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company in Savannah, the site has been restructured to better feature the architecture and design firm’s growing portfolio of work specializing in historic preservation, architectural design, project management, construction administration and interior design. Felder and Associates New Website

NATIONAL STUDY CONFIRMS HORIZONS SAVANNAH’S APPROACH TO STUDENT SUCCESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) A recent national study confirms that students who participate in Horizons programs have better school attendance, higher academic outcomes, fewer disciplinary referrals and fewer grade retentions. For the full story, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/01/national-study-confirms-horizons-savannahs-long-term-approach-student-success/ Horizons Savannah

SPEROS PRESENTS WEEKLY TIPS

(SPEROS TECHNOLOGY) Mystery shopping can be a great way to earn some extra cash by providing feedback on your shopping experiences at specified retailers. Although many legitimate mystery shopping programs exist, phony opportunities are out there, so do your homework before you sign up! Watch the video to learn more here: https://www.pii-protect.com/MicroTrainings/micro_training_view/127?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=53755 

2018: THE GREATEST YEAR EVER FOR SAVANNAH’S FILM AND TV INDUSTRY

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) WHAT DO an aging assassin hunting his clone, a football-playing private investigator trying to exonerate his daughter, an escaped slave interacting with famous historical figures, and an upper-class cocker spaniel falling in love with a street smart mutt all have in common? Read Charles Bowen’s film column in Connect Savannah to find out: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/2018-the-greatest-year-ever-for-savannahs-film-and-tv-industry/Content?oid=11550628

OPTIMIZING FACEBOOK

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LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

(WTOC) Dawn’s Daughter holds quarterly session focusing on empowering young women: http://www.wtoc.com/2019/01/20/dawns-daughters-holds-quarterly-session-focusing-empowering-young-women/ 

TEDX SAVANNAH CALLS FOR SPEAKERS FOR 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) TEDxSavannah is now taking speaker applications. The theme for the 10th anniversary event is “Southern Momentum.” In your application, you will need to communicate how the theme will drive the content of your TEDx talk. Apply here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/TEDxSavannah1/TEDxSavannah2019SpeakerApplication

LOCAL ROTARY CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah is searching for volunteers to serve as community readers for the second annual Savannah Rotary Read-In on Wednesday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Last year’s inaugural event drew 526 volunteer readers who read to students in 566 classrooms. This year, Savannah-Chatham public schools plans to add pre-kindergarten to the list, which means Rotarians and volunteers will read to students in 600 pre-k through third-grade classrooms in 32 schools. To register to read at the Savannah Rotary Read-In, please sign up here by March 7: https://www.srri-signup.com/ 

MEET SARABI

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Sarabi! Sarabi is a 3-year-old domestic short hair. Sarabi has undergone horrible abuse in her short life, but her past doesn’t stop her. This soft sweetheart loves to lounge and cuddle. She would love to have humans of her own who will promise her a safe future! For more information on Sarabi or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-130-sarabi/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 11, 2019

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OWNER OF ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH CELEBRATES LIFE AND 45 YEARS IN BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Sherry Daniel, owner of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, is celebrating 45 years in business. “And I think I’m the luckiest girl in the world to own the rights to a name that’s recognized all over the world like Roto-Rooter is and because of that I’m the one that ended up with it. I was the one who was willing to make the sacrifices and I still do this day.” She tells her full story here: https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190210/roto-rooter-of-savannah-owner-celebrates-life-her-45-year-love-for-plumbing  

2019 AUTISM CONFERENCE – FEB. 28 – MARCH 1

(SAVANNAH, GA) Autism activist Temple Grandin, widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most accomplished and best-known autistic adults, will be the keynote speaker when the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism hosts its 2019 Autism Conference Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Savannah Convention Center. The conference comes as estimates indicate that one in 59 children born in the United States will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. With a full list of speakers and a reverse job fair, the conference is an excellent education resource for our region. For more information, please visit  https://2019autismconference.com/  2019 Autism Conference

CHRIS TILTON ON BEING THE LOCAL STAR REP IN THE AREA 

(SAVANNAH CEO) Chris Tilton, President of the Dewitt Tilton Group, talks to us about them being the star rep in the area and what exactly that means. Learn more in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/02/chris-tilton-being-local-star-rep-area/

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA 2019 KICKS OFF

(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia kicked off at Little St. Simons in Glynn County. This year’s participants were offered a glimpse of Coastal Georgia’s natural resources on day one with a tour of the Brunswick port and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Day two focused on examining communication preferences and styles and the impact on one’s approach to leadership using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and featured a leadership challenge scavenger hunt with participants exploring three different terrains on the island. For more information, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/leadership-southeast-georgia-2019-class-kicks-off-at-little-st-simons-in-glynn-county/

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2019 Class Kicks Off

Leadership Southeast Georgia 2019 Class Kicks Off


HOSPICE SAVANNAH OYSTER ROAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Hospice Savannah for their second annual oyster roast in memory of Sammy Moore. The event will be on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Isle of Hope Marina. Come and enjoy locally harvested oysters, chili, beer, wine, other beverages, and desserts. Live music provided by Midtown Pickers. All proceeds will support Hospice Savannah’s life enriching programs and services. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hospice-savannah-oyster-roast-tickets-53644847182

SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “LESSONS LEARNED DURING THE EARLY YEARS OF OWNING A SMALL BUSINESS”

(SAVANNAH, GA) As part of the “Tools to Grow Your Business” Seminar Series, SCORE is presenting a panel of successful small business owners from Savannah who will share strategies and tips to overcome typical challenges, operational issues and pitfalls as faced by entrepreneurs during the early stages of building a business. Intended for entrepreneurs planning to start a business or in the early launch stage, the session will provide an opportunity for attendees to seek advice on a broad range of topics. The panelists are Greg Stinson, former owner of Comfort Keepers, Linda Fuller, owner of La Terra Natural Oils, and Gregg Black, owner of Patriot Postal Services. This panel discussion is on Thursday, February 21, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. The session fee is $20, payable in advance or at the door. To register call SCORE at 912-652-4335. For more information, please visit https://savannah.score.org/

TYBEE TIME BUSINESS CONNECTION – FEB. 21

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Are Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Feb., 21 for an after-hours business connection meeting at The Deck Beachbar & Kitchen! What better way to end the day? Read more here: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/tybee-time-business-connection-february-21/

ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT – FEB. 28 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah will present “The Royal Flush Casino Night” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St., with all of the proceeds going to benefit families at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. The casino-themed party will feature heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, dancing and complimentary casino. Individual tickets for the event are $55 and $85 per couple. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Guests can “go all in” to support this event, which will feature Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Wheel of Fortune with the opportunity to win up to $3,500 in cash and other prizes. To buy tickets for the Royal Flush Casino Night, please visit https://rotosavannah.com/royal-flush-casino-night Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

CREATIVE PEOPLE NEED TO PROTECT THEIR WORK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The entertainment industry is growing in Savannah. Producers, directors, talent, writers and other creative professionals need to be considering ways to protect their work, especially when dealing with financing, production, and licensing, location releases and labor and union counsel. For more information, please visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/ 


HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR PEACOCK SUBARU’S PUPPY BOWL WATCH PARTY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Peacock Subaru was featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XV on Super Bowl Sunday, giving national recognition to some of the adoptable pups under the care of the Palmetto Animal League. In celebration of the event, Peacock Subaru held a Puppy Bowl Watch Party, complete with tailgating refreshments provided by One Hot Mama’s and music from co-host 104.9 The Surf. The Palmetto Animal League brought adoptable dogs to join the party, and guests were welcome to bring their own pups! Hundreds came out to support the feature on national television. For more information, please visit http://www.wtoc.com/2019/02/04/peacock-subaru-palmetto-animal-league-featured-animal-planets-puppy-bowl-xv/  

JANUARY OPEN FOR BUSINESS®: THE POWER OF LEADERSHIP TRAINING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you miss the January session of Open for Business®? You can still watch the video and chime in with questions! We discussed the power of leadership training and had Lee Beckmann, Chair of Leadership Southeast Georgia, join us to give us an expert opinion. To view the video, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/316533875643375/

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ENMARKET ANNOUNCES NEW HEADQUARTERS LOCATION ON CHATHAM PARKWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, the Savannah-based convenience store chain, plans to build a new headquarters building as part of a new complex at Ogeechee Road and Chatham Parkway. The lot has been cleared and site work is currently underway. The company will build a new 22,000-square-foot office structure along with a second building of equal size that will be used as flex space and will provide room for future expansion. For more information, please visit https://cstoredecisions.com/2019/01/24/enmarket-plans-new-headquarters/ 

Enmarket

(Left to right) Peter Meyer, Director of Construction & Facilities; Angie Bivens, Director of Finance; Doug Carroll, Director of Real Estate; Matt Clements, Vice President of Marketing; Brett Giesick, President; Libby Bates, Vice President of Operations; Brent Scoggins, Construction Manager


FELDER & ASSOCIATES LAUNCHES NEWLY DESIGNED WEBSITE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates has just launched their redesigned website, felderassociates.net. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company in Savannah, the site has been restructured to better feature the architecture and design firm’s growing portfolio of work specializing in historic preservation, architectural design, project management, construction administration and interior design. Felder and Associates New Website

NATIONAL STUDY CONFIRMS HORIZONS SAVANNAH’S APPROACH TO STUDENT SUCCESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) A recent national study confirms that students who participate in Horizons programs have better school attendance, higher academic outcomes, fewer disciplinary referrals and fewer grade retentions. For the full story, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/01/national-study-confirms-horizons-savannahs-long-term-approach-student-success/ Horizons Savannah

SPEROS PRESENTS WEEKLY TIPS

(SPEROS TECHNOLOGY) Mystery shopping can be a great way to earn some extra cash by providing feedback on your shopping experiences at specified retailers. Although many legitimate mystery shopping programs exist, phony opportunities are out there, so do your homework before you sign up! Watch the video to learn more here: https://www.pii-protect.com/MicroTrainings/micro_training_view/127?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=53755 

2018: THE GREATEST YEAR EVER FOR SAVANNAH’S FILM AND TV INDUSTRY

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) WHAT DO an aging assassin hunting his clone, a football-playing private investigator trying to exonerate his daughter, an escaped slave interacting with famous historical figures, and an upper-class cocker spaniel falling in love with a street smart mutt all have in common? Read Charles Bowen’s film column in Connect Savannah to find out: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/2018-the-greatest-year-ever-for-savannahs-film-and-tv-industry/Content?oid=11550628

OPTIMIZING FACEBOOK

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) How to optimize Facebook advertising in 7 steps:

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

(WTOC) Dawn’s Daughter holds quarterly session focusing on empowering young women: http://www.wtoc.com/2019/01/20/dawns-daughters-holds-quarterly-session-focusing-empowering-young-women/ 

“A WORLD APART” WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL HONORED BY JEWISH WAR VETERANS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jewish War Veterans in Chatham County gathered to honor Eric Meyerhoff, a retired architect and one of the men responsible for River Street’s World War II monument and the Savannah Riverwalk. The memorial, which honors local Jewish War Veterans and is titled, “A World Apart,” represents the Pacific and European theaters of war. The project’s fundraising campaign was led by founder and president of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, Cecilia Russo Turner. Visitors can walk through the globe structure and read the names of those who served. For the full story, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190113/jewish-war-veterans-post-320-salute-eric-meyerhoff-for-design-construction-of-a-world-apart-world-war-ii-memorial 

SHOPPING BOUTIQUE AND PLANT SALE BENEFIT LOCAL CHARITIES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Market at 3 West Ridge, a unique Shopping Boutique and Plant Sale, will benefit two local charities, HUGS (Heads-Up Guidance Services) and Family Promise of Greater Savannah.  This three day event sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Skidaway Island at 3 West Ridge Road) begins Tuesday evening, February 12th, 5pm-7:30pm with wine and hors d’oeuvres. It continues on the 13th (10am-5pm) and the 14th (10am-4pm).
Your $5 ticket and fabulous purchases help support two worthy community causes! For more information, please visit https://www.thecoastalbuzz.com/2019/01/15/st-peters-to-raise-thousands-for-family-promise-hugs/

TEDX SAVANNAH CALLS FOR SPEAKERS FOR 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) TEDxSavannah is now taking speaker applications. The theme for the 10th anniversary event is “Southern Momentum.” In your application, you will need to communicate how the theme will drive the content of your TEDx talk. Apply here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/TEDxSavannah1/TEDxSavannah2019SpeakerApplication

LOCAL ROTARY CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah is searching for volunteers to serve as community readers for the second annual Savannah Rotary Read-In on Wednesday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Last year’s inaugural event drew 526 volunteer readers who read to students in 566 classrooms. This year, Savannah-Chatham public schools plans to add pre-kindergarten to the list, which means Rotarians and volunteers will read to students in 600 pre-k through third-grade classrooms in 32 schools. To register to read at the Savannah Rotary Read-In, please sign up here by March 7: https://www.srri-signup.com/ 

MEET PRUDENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Prudence! Prudence is a 2-year-old small mixed dog. Prudence loves a good routine. She is extremely smart and happy young lady. She loves older children, she’s a little afraid of cats, and she loves other dogs. She would love a family of her own above all else, however! For more information on Prudence or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-356-prudence/

Peacock Subaru and Palmetto Animal League Featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XV

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Peacock Subaru and Palmetto Animal League Featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XV

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Subaru in Hardeeville, S.C., was jammed Sunday afternoon with several hundred people who turned out for a watch party for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XV.

Peacock Subaru was featured in Puppy Bowl XV to give national recognition to adoptable pups currently under the care of the Palmetto Animal League.

Peacock Subaru

Included in the turnout was a puppy named Cameron, pictured with Jill Jauch with Peacock Automotive and Brendan Peavy with the Palmetto Animal League.

Included in the turnout was a puppy named Cameron, pictured with Jill Jauch with Peacock Automotive and Brendan Peavy with the Palmetto Animal League.

Animal Planet crews were in the area in December to film puppies between 3- and 6-months old at the dealership and PAL’s facilities. Footage from the shoot was incorporated into vignettes aired as commercial messages for Subaru during Puppy Bowl XV. Subaru of America picked Peacock Subaru for the spots because of its involvement with local animal welfare organizations.

The Palmetto Animal League brought adoptable dogs to Sunday’s party. Supported solely by individual donors and “Partners in Rescue” such as Peacock Subaru, PAL’s no-kill shelter serves as a temporary residence for about 200 dogs and cats.

The puppy bowl began when Animal Planet, a cable network focused on animal-themed shows, confronted the question of what to program against the Super Bowl with a mock football game featuring puppies playing on a gridiron-marked rug. The idea caught on and now attracts millions of viewers. Since its inception, the program has starred adoptable puppy “players” and has since added kitten “cheerleaders” and other pets looking for a hom.

Subaru is a national sponsor of Puppy Bowl XV.

ABOUT PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE
Palmetto Animal League is a private, non-profit, no-kill animal rescue organization that saves abandoned, abused and neglected pets and places them in loving homes. Visit PAL’s adoptable cats and dogs at their adoption center, located in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park, Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. These are Lives Worth Saving. Join the No Kill movement today by visiting www.PalmettoAnimalLeague.org.

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 is 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

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 4, 2019

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HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR PEACOCK SUBARU’S PUPPY BOWL WATCH PARTY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Peacock Subaru was featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XV on Super Bowl Sunday, giving national recognition to some of the adoptable pups under the care of the Palmetto Animal League. In celebration of the event, Peacock Subaru held a Puppy Bowl Watch Party, complete with tailgating refreshments provided by One Hot Mama’s and music from co-host 104.9 The Surf. The Palmetto Animal League brought adoptable dogs to join the party, and guests were welcome to bring their own pups! Hundreds came out to support the feature on national television. For more information, please visit http://www.wtoc.com/2019/02/04/peacock-subaru-palmetto-animal-league-featured-animal-planets-puppy-bowl-xv/  

2019 AUTISM CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Autism activist Temple Grandin, widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most accomplished and best-known autistic adults, will be the keynote speaker when the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism hosts its 2019 Autism Conference Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Savannah Convention Center. The conference comes as estimates indicate that one in 59 children born in the United States will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. For more information, please visit https://2019autismconference.com/ 2019 Autism Conference

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia kicked off this weekend! Wondering what all the hype is about? Brynn Grant, Vice Chair of LSEGA and Jesse Bentley, board member of LSEGA, were featured on WTOC’s Mid-Morning Live. Watch the interview to learn more about Leadership Southeast Georgia, and what’s ahead: http://www.wtoc.com/…/2…/01/29/leadership-southeast-georgia/ 

JANUARY OPEN FOR BUSINESS®: THE POWER OF LEADERSHIP TRAINING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you miss the January session of Open for Business®? You can still watch the video and chime in with questions! We discussed the power of leadership training and had Lee Beckmann, Chair of Leadership Southeast Georgia, join us to give us an expert opinion. To view the video, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/316533875643375/

COFFEE CHATS | FEBRUARY 5

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wake up and smell the coffee! At this first-thing-in-the-morning networking opportunity, participants will begin with 30 minutes of open networking! Join the Savannah Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, February 5, at the Alida Hotel from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. For more information, please visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/coffee-chats-february-5/

GOOGLE ADVERTISING

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ENMARKET ANNOUNCES NEW HEADQUARTERS LOCATION ON CHATHAM PARKWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, the Savannah-based convenience store chain, plans to build a new headquarters building as part of a new complex at Ogeechee Road and Chatham Parkway. The lot has been cleared and site work is currently underway. The company will build a new 22,000-square-foot office structure along with a second building of equal size that will be used as flex space and will provide room for future expansion. For more information, please visit https://cstoredecisions.com/2019/01/24/enmarket-plans-new-headquarters/  

FELDER & ASSOCIATES LAUNCHES NEWLY DESIGNED WEBSITE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates has just launched their redesigned website, felderassociates.net. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company in Savannah, the site has been restructured to better feature the architecture and design firm’s growing portfolio of work specializing in historic preservation, architectural design, project management, construction administration and interior design. Felder and Associates New Website

NATIONAL STUDY CONFIRMS HORIZONS SAVANNAH’S APPROACH TO STUDENT SUCCESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) A recent national study confirms that students who participate in Horizons programs have better school attendance, higher academic outcomes, fewer disciplinary referrals and fewer grade retentions. For the full story, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/01/national-study-confirms-horizons-savannahs-long-term-approach-student-success/

SPEROS PRESENTS WEEKLY TIPS

(SPEROS TECHNOLOGY) This year, why not make a resolution to prioritize security awareness in both our personal and professional lives? Sharpening our security skills can help us become better human firewalls to protect the information we access and use. In this week’s security tip video, learn some components of what it takes to become a strong human firewall and how you can take your security awareness to the next level. Watch the video here:  https://www.pii-protect.com/security_news_letters/send_file/42/attachment/?brand_key=uyjmd  Speros, Speros Technology, Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, Savannah Public Relations

2018: THE GREATEST YEAR EVER FOR SAVANNAH’S FILM AND TV INDUSTRY

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) WHAT DO an aging assassin hunting his clone, a football-playing private investigator trying to exonerate his daughter, an escaped slave interacting with famous historical figures, and an upper-class cocker spaniel falling in love with a street smart mutt all have in common? Read Charles Bowen’s film column in Connect Savannah to find out: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/2018-the-greatest-year-ever-for-savannahs-film-and-tv-industry/Content?oid=11550628

OPTIMIZING FACEBOOK

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) How to optimize Facebook advertising in 7 steps:

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

(WTOC) Dawn’s Daughter holds quarterly session focusing on empowering young women: http://www.wtoc.com/2019/01/20/dawns-daughters-holds-quarterly-session-focusing-empowering-young-women/ 

ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE FEB. 28 – BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah will present “The Royal Flush Casino Night” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St., with all of the proceeds going to benefit families at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. The casino-themed party will feature heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, dancing and complimentary casino. Individual tickets for the event are $55 and $85 per couple. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Guests can “go all in” to support this event, which will feature Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Wheel of Fortune with the opportunity to win up to $3,500 in cash and other prizes. To buy tickets for the Royal Flush Casino Night, please visit https://rotosavannah.com/royal-flush-casino-night Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

“A WORLD APART” WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL HONORED BY JEWISH WAR VETERANS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jewish War Veterans in Chatham County gathered to honor Eric Meyerhoff, a retired architect and one of the men responsible for River Street’s World War II monument and the Savannah Riverwalk. The memorial, which honors local Jewish War Veterans and is titled, “A World Apart,” represents the Pacific and European theaters of war. The project’s fundraising campaign was led by founder and president of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, Cecilia Russo Turner. Visitors can walk through the globe structure and read the names of those who served. For the full story, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190113/jewish-war-veterans-post-320-salute-eric-meyerhoff-for-design-construction-of-a-world-apart-world-war-ii-memorial 

DEWITT TILTON GROUP ADDS TWO 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group has announced two new hires. Stephen Cobb has joined the Savannah-based commercial construction company as a superintendent, and Baleigh Youmans has been named an administrative assistant. To learn more about Stephen and Baleigh, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/01/dewitt-tilton-group-announces-new-hires/ 

GEORGIA HOSPICE CARE ANNOUNCES NEW WEBSITE DESIGNED BY SPEROS

(SAVANNAH, GA) GHC (formally Georgia Hospice Care) is pleased to announce the launch of a newly designed website for the hospice provider in Georgia and South Carolina. The design took approximately eight weeks to create and implement the new site. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the site features user-friendly navigation and a clean, professional design. To view the full website, please visit http://ghcholdings.com/ GHC Website designed by Speros

FEBRUARY AFTER HOURS: BUILDER SPEED NETWORKING

(RIDGELAND, S.C.) The Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association (HBA) will host an after hours event on Thursday, February 7, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Peacock Automotive Collision Center located at 1667 Okatie Highway off 170. Space is limited to 30 businesses and is exclusive to one service your company provides. To register, send a completed copy of the below form to info@hhahba.com

SHOPPING BOUTIQUE AND PLANT SALE BENEFIT LOCAL CHARITIES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Market at 3 West Ridge, a unique Shopping Boutique and Plant Sale, will benefit two local charities, HUGS (Heads-Up Guidance Services) and Family Promise of Greater Savannah.  This three day event sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Skidaway Island at 3 West Ridge Road) begins Tuesday evening, February 12th, 5pm-7:30pm with wine and hors d’oeuvres. It continues on the 13th (10am-5pm) and the 14th (10am-4pm).
Your $5 ticket and fabulous purchases help support two worthy community causes! For more information, please visit https://www.thecoastalbuzz.com/2019/01/15/st-peters-to-raise-thousands-for-family-promise-hugs/

LOGISTICS AND THE LAW

(SAVANNAH, GA) The port of Savannah recently marked 23 consecutive months of growth. The business of shipping and transporting goods involves a diverse number of complex legal issues for shippers, shipping companies, brokers, carriers and other businesses involved in the transportation of goods. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com

TODDLER TOOTH CARE 101

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s hard to keep our little ones’ teeth clean. Learn more about how to properly care for your toddler’s teeth in this Savannah Morning News article written by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental and Premier Dental Designs. For the full article: https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190106/savannah-dentist-offers-tips-for-toddler-tooth-care-101

BETHESDA ACADEMY ALUMNUS EXCELS POST-GRADUATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jones Carter, alumnus of Bethesda Academy’s class of 2018, set an indoor school record in the triple jump in the first track meet for his college career. Carter, who is a freshman jumper at Catawba College, set the record on December 2 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the JDL Early Bird Duels. To read more, please visit http://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/sports-with-walter-moore-528/

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA ANNOUNCES 2019 CLASS 

(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia is pleased to announce 29 people have been selected from 10 counties across the region for its class of 2019. The five-month program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders to help them promote positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region. For more information, please visit http://www.lsega.com/ leadership southeast georgia, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

TEDX SAVANNAH CALLS FOR SPEAKERS FOR 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) TEDxSavannah is now taking speaker applications. The theme for the 10th anniversary event is “Southern Momentum.” In your application, you will need to communicate how the theme will drive the content of your TEDx talk. Apply here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/TEDxSavannah1/TEDxSavannah2019SpeakerApplication

LOVE WALK – FEBRUARY 9, 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc., sponsored by Savannah Early Childhood Foundation, is gearing up for their most important fundraiser of the year, Love Walk, and they need YOUR help! As a non-profit, the agency works hard to do a lot on a tight budget. Child care fees and the grant awards received, do not cover the expenses associated with operations. One of the biggest ways they make up this shortfall is through funds raised at Love Walk. Love Walk 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2019. The 3.6 mile walk begins at 9:00 a.m. at Wesley (1601 Drayton Street) and is a pleasant stroll through each historic square on Bull Street. The return route circles back to Wesley. Please contact Ms. Adrianne Williams-Henderson at henderson_adrianne@yahoo.com or (912) 236-4226 with any questions.

LOCAL ROTARY CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah is searching for volunteers to serve as community readers for the second annual Savannah Rotary Read-In on Wednesday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Last year’s inaugural event drew 526 volunteer readers who read to students in 566 classrooms. This year, Savannah-Chatham public schools plans to add pre-kindergarten to the list, which means Rotarians and volunteers will read to students in 600 pre-k through third-grade classrooms in 32 schools. To register to read at the Savannah Rotary Read-In, please sign up here by March 7: https://www.srri-signup.com/ 

MEET MAX

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Max! Max is a 12-year-old miniature schnauzer. Don’t let his old age fool you! He has plenty of energy to go around and loves to play with this four foster siblings. For more information on Max or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-562-max/

Savannah Autism Conference Features Activist Temple Grandin as Keynote and Announces First Local Reverse Job Fair

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Savannah Autism Conference Features Activist Temple Grandin as Keynote and Announces First Local Reverse Job Fair

(SAVANNAH, GA) Autism activist Temple Grandin, widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most accomplished and best-known autistic adults, will be the keynote speaker when the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism hosts its 2019 Autism Conference Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Savannah Convention Center. The conference comes as estimates indicate that one in 59 children born in the United States will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

2019 Autism Conference

 

The Reardon Center’s fourth annual conference is organized for a diverse audience: professionals and academics who work with autistic people (with continuing education credits in many cases), families affected by autism, autistic people, potential employers and members of the general public who are interested in this growing social and medical challenge.

Grandin will discuss “Autism and My Path Through Life” the final afternoon of the conference as wrap up of the two-day conference, which also features presentations by 22 autism experts and includes a first-in-Savannah Reverse Job Fair to help people with autism find jobs.

General admission tickets for both days are $135, one-day tickets for Thursday or Friday are available for $100 or admission to Grandin’s lecture only is priced at $60. SCCPSS employees are eligible for a specially-discounted, one day ticket, as well. To register and buy tickets, visit www.2019autismconference.com.

Grandin, a best-selling author of multiple books and an internationally recognized expert in animal welfare and behavior, did not speak until she was four-years-old and was diagnosed with autism at a time when it was less well understood than it is today. Her family ignored advice to institutionalize her and she went on to earn a doctorate in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She currently is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and her research in the development of humane systems of handling animals in the meat-production industry is highly regarded and implemented internationally. Grandin is also the subject of a biographical movie and numerous television documentaries.

The 2019 Autism Conference will also feature numerous nationally-respected speakers, addressing topics such as educational strategies for teachers and parents, augmentative and assistive communication, guardianship and other legal issues, bullying and personal accounts from autistic people. A complete list of speakers can be found at https://2019autismconference.com/guest-speakers/autism-conference-speakers/

In addition to diverse workshops and Grandin’s keynote address, the conference will host a Reverse Job Fair, a setting which removes many of the barriers people with autism face when seeking employment.

How will this work? Registered job seekers with autism will prepare in workshops prior to the conference. At the conference fair, each job seeker will set up a table complete with posters and resumes. Potential employers then go from table to table, giving each job-seeker an opportunity to showcase their particular strengths. Interested employers should contact Jim Atkinson at jatkinson@progressiveabilities.org.

The 2019 Autism Conference is sponsored by Memorial University Medical Center, the Savannah Morning News and WTOC.

For more information, to register for the job fair or to purchase tickets, visit www.2019autismconference.com

ABOUT THE MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM (MRCA):
MRCA operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism. They have provided advocacy and outreach services to more than 870 families across southeast Georgia and have hosted professional training and instructional opportunities for more than 4,500 family members, educators, health professionals and self-advocates. The organization was incorporated in 2000 and currently serves 27 students through ADVANCE Academy. They have 14 full-time employees and operate in an 8,800 sq foot school building, formerly St. Francis Cabrini Catholic School, located at 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah, GA 31419. Website: http://www.matthewreardon.org/

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations
912-856-9075
cynthia.cradduck@carriagetradepr.com
www.carriagetradepr.com

Enmarket Announces New Headquarters Location on Chatham Parkway

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Enmarket Announces New Headquarters Location on Chatham Parkway
Plans New Offices, Revamped Retail and Other Buildings at Major Intersection

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, the Savannah-based convenience store chain, plans to build a new headquarters building as part of a new complex at Ogeechee Road and Chatham Parkway. The lot has been cleared and site work is currently underway.

“The Enmarket store count has increased by 66 stores since 2017, doubling in the last year alone, and creating more jobs that support our store operations,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “These new jobs that are based out of our Savannah headquarters include positions in accounting, marketing, facilities and maintenance, information technology, and operations. We are excited to have this opportunity to build a state-of-the-art office for our employees.”

Enmarket

(Left to right) Peter Meyer, Director of Construction & Facilities; Angie Bivens, Director of Finance; Doug Carroll, Director of Real Estate; Matt Clements, Vice President of Marketing; Brett Giesick, President; Libby Bates, Vice President of Operations; Brent Scoggins, Construction Manager

The company will build a new 22,000-square-foot office structure along with a second building of equal size that will be used as flex space and will provide room for future expansion.

The Enmarket store currently on the site will be rebuilt as a 5,900-square-foot Enmarket, complete with a 70-foot tunnel car wash. The store, car wash and offices are scheduled to open later this year.

Savannah-based general contractor West Construction Company has been selected as the builder for the project and construction is underway. WCC President Matt West states, “Enmarket has been a great corporate citizen in Savannah since 1963, and we’re proud that they have entrusted our team with this important chapter in their storied history.”

Included in the plans are two out-parcel lots earmarked for future development, sale or lease. The new headquarters is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 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 123 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

ABOUT WEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
West Construction Company is a Savannah, Ga. based general contractor specializing in commercial construction. The company prides itself on its conscientious customer service and dedication to its clients as well as the community. For more information about West Construction Company, go to www.westgc.com.

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

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 28, 2019

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COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

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ENMARKET ANNOUNCES NEW HEADQUARTERS LOCATION ON CHATHAM PARKWAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, the Savannah-based convenience store chain, plans to build a new headquarters building as part of a new complex at Ogeechee Road and Chatham Parkway. The lot has been cleared and site work is currently underway. The company will build a new 22,000-square-foot office structure along with a second building of equal size that will be used as flex space and will provide room for future expansion. For more information, please visit https://cstoredecisions.com/2019/01/24/enmarket-plans-new-headquarters/  

FELDER & ASSOCIATES LAUNCHES NEWLY DESIGNED WEBSITE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates has just launched their redesigned website, felderassociates.net. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company in Savannah, the site has been restructured to better feature the architecture and design firm’s growing portfolio of work specializing in historic preservation, architectural design, project management, construction administration and interior design. Felder and Associates New Website

PEACOCK SUBARU AND PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE TO BE FEATURED IN ANIMAL PLANET’S PUPPY BOWL XV

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Subaru will be featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XV on Super Bowl Sunday, giving national recognition to some of the adoptable pups under the care of the Palmetto Animal League. In celebration of the event, Peacock Subaru will hold a Puppy Bowl Watch Party before the Super Bowl, complete with tailgating refreshments provided by One Hot Mama’s and music from co-host 104.9 The Surf. The party gets underway on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2:30-5 p.m. at the dealership, 111 Drivers Way in Hardeeville at the Peacock Auto Mall. For more information, please visit https://www.islandpacket.com/entertainment/tv/article224085665.html  Peacock Auto and Palmetto Animal League

NATIONAL STUDY CONFIRMS HORIZONS SAVANNAH’S APPROACH TO STUDENT SUCCESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) A recent national study confirms that students who participate in Horizons programs have better school attendance, higher academic outcomes, fewer disciplinary referrals and fewer grade retentions. For the full story, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/01/national-study-confirms-horizons-savannahs-long-term-approach-student-success/

JANUARY OPEN FOR BUSINESS® ANNOUNCED

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC for the January session of their monthly Open for Business® series. This month’s topic is the value of leadership training, and Lee Beckmann, Leadership Southeast Georgia’s 2019 chair, will be the featured guest. The conversation takes place via Facebook Live on Wednesday, January 30, at noon. Interested parties can find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/227739468102170/


SPEROS PRESENTS WEEKLY TIPS

(SPEROS TECHNOLOGY) Each new year brings a wave of new resolutions to help us better improve our health or happiness. Unfortunately, scammers are well aware of these predictable resolutions and are looking to capitalize on our eagerness to reach our goals. In this week’s security tip video, learn how scammers are using New Year’s Resolutions to trick individuals. Watch the video here: https://www.pii-protect.com/MicroTrainings/micro_training_view/126?brand_key=uyjmd&ID=53755 

2018: THE GREATEST YEAR EVER FOR SAVANNAH’S FILM AND TV INDUSTRY

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) WHAT DO an aging assassin hunting his clone, a football-playing private investigator trying to exonerate his daughter, an escaped slave interacting with famous historical figures, and an upper-class cocker spaniel falling in love with a street smart mutt all have in common? Read Charles Bowen’s film column in Connect Savannah to find out: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/2018-the-greatest-year-ever-for-savannahs-film-and-tv-industry/Content?oid=11550628 Charles Bowen

OPTIMIZING FACEBOOK

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) How to optimize Facebook advertising in 7 steps:

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

(WTOC) Dawn’s Daughter holds quarterly session focusing on empowering young women: http://www.wtoc.com/2019/01/20/dawns-daughters-holds-quarterly-session-focusing-empowering-young-women/ 

2019 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2019 Economic Outlook Luncheon at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Monday, February 4, 2019. For more information, please visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/2019-economic-outlook-luncheon-february-4/

ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE FEB. 28 – BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah will present “The Royal Flush Casino Night” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St., with all of the proceeds going to benefit families at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. The casino-themed party will feature heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, dancing and complimentary casino. Individual tickets for the event are $55 and $85 per couple. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Guests can “go all in” to support this event, which will feature Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Wheel of Fortune with the opportunity to win up to $3,500 in cash and other prizes. To buy tickets for the Royal Flush Casino Night, please visit https://rotosavannah.com/royal-flush-casino-night Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

“A WORLD APART” WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL HONORED BY JEWISH WAR VETERANS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jewish War Veterans in Chatham County gathered to honor Eric Meyerhoff, a retired architect and one of the men responsible for River Street’s World War II monument and the Savannah Riverwalk. The memorial, which honors local Jewish War Veterans and is titled, “A World Apart,” represents the Pacific and European theaters of war. The project’s fundraising campaign was led by founder and president of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, Cecilia Russo Turner. Visitors can walk through the globe structure and read the names of those who served. For the full story, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190113/jewish-war-veterans-post-320-salute-eric-meyerhoff-for-design-construction-of-a-world-apart-world-war-ii-memorial 

DEWITT TILTON GROUP ADDS TWO 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group has announced two new hires. Stephen Cobb has joined the Savannah-based commercial construction company as a superintendent, and Baleigh Youmans has been named an administrative assistant. To learn more about Stephen and Baleigh, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/01/dewitt-tilton-group-announces-new-hires/ 

Baleigh Youmans - Dewitt Tilton Group - Headshot

Baleigh Youmans, Dewitt Tilton Group

Stephen Cobb - Dewitt Tilton Group - Headshot

Stephen Cobb, Dewitt Tilton Group


GEORGIA HOSPICE CARE ANNOUNCES NEW WEBSITE DESIGNED BY SPEROS

(SAVANNAH, GA) GHC (formally Georgia Hospice Care) is pleased to announce the launch of a newly designed website for the hospice provider in Georgia and South Carolina. The design took approximately eight weeks to create and implement the new site. Designed by Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, the site features user-friendly navigation and a clean, professional design. To view the full website, please visit http://ghcholdings.com/ GHC Website designed by Speros

FEBRUARY AFTER HOURS: BUILDER SPEED NETWORKING

(RIDGELAND, S.C.) The Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association (HBA) will host an after hours event on Thursday, February 7, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Peacock Automotive Collision Center located at 1667 Okatie Highway off 170. Space is limited to 30 businesses and is exclusive to one service your company provides. To register, send a completed copy of the below form to info@hhahba.com

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAVANNAH MASQUERADE BALL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Annual Junior League of Savannah Masquerade Ball returns Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 6pm – 10pm at the historic Savannah Station. Guests, community partners and media are invited to join in the masked night of fun to benefit the outreach of the Junior League of Savannah. The Masquerade Ball will feature live music by Main Street, fantastic food, cash bar, wine pull, silent and live auction items, Kendra Scott jewelry pull, and 50/50 raffle. Tickets to this black tie optional event are $75 each or $125 for a couple and can be purchased at the event or online at jrleaguesav.org.

SHOPPING BOUTIQUE AND PLANT SALE BENEFIT LOCAL CHARITIES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Market at 3 West Ridge, a unique Shopping Boutique and Plant Sale, will benefit two local charities, HUGS (Heads-Up Guidance Services) and Family Promise of Greater Savannah.  This three day event sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Skidaway Island at 3 West Ridge Road) begins Tuesday evening, February 12th, 5pm-7:30pm with wine and hors d’oeuvres. It continues on the 13th (10am-5pm) and the 14th (10am-4pm).
Your $5 ticket and fabulous purchases help support two worthy community causes! For more information, please visit https://www.thecoastalbuzz.com/2019/01/15/st-peters-to-raise-thousands-for-family-promise-hugs/

SOUTH CAROLINA: ID-COMPLIANT CARDS

(SOUTH CAROLINA) South Carolina citizens must upgrade their driver’s licenses to comply with federal identification requirements for boarding a plane, entering a federal building or getting onto a military base. Real ID-compliant cards are due before the October 2020. Read more here: https://apnews.com/4b7aef3374c14c899fd7eb78c1e17e88?fbclid=IwAR0bgSnFpFAef0JisFNGSY_UYinuZRMwnXrz63D4A_fLNZcGixIcFdFTVMU 

LOGISTICS AND THE LAW

(SAVANNAH, GA) The port of Savannah recently marked 23 consecutive months of growth. The business of shipping and transporting goods involves a diverse number of complex legal issues for shippers, shipping companies, brokers, carriers and other businesses involved in the transportation of goods. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com

MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM  SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) As the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism (MRCA) gears up for their annual Autism Conference happening Feb. 28 – March 1, the center is looking for help. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2019 Autism Conference, please complete this form: https://matthewreardon.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8619eff7cb87ec28e98a88da3&id=cdb0bdb637&e=e01d78632c

25 GRASSROOTS MARKETING IDEAS

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Looking for some cool grassroots marketing ideas? Here’s 25 that you may not have thought about before: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/grassroots-marketing/ 

TODDLER TOOTH CARE 101

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s hard to keep our little ones’ teeth clean. Learn more about how to properly care for your toddler’s teeth in this Savannah Morning News article written by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental and Premier Dental Designs. For the full article: https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190106/savannah-dentist-offers-tips-for-toddler-tooth-care-101

BETHESDA ACADEMY ALUMNUS EXCELS POST-GRADUATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jones Carter, alumnus of Bethesda Academy’s class of 2018, set an indoor school record in the triple jump in the first track meet for his college career. Carter, who is a freshman jumper at Catawba College, set the record on December 2 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the JDL Early Bird Duels. To read more, please visit http://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/sports-with-walter-moore-528/

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA ANNOUNCES 2019 CLASS 

(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia is pleased to announce 29 people have been selected from 10 counties across the region for its class of 2019. The five-month program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders to help them promote positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region. For more information, please visit http://www.lsega.com/ leadership southeast georgia, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

TEDX SAVANNAH CALLS FOR SPEAKERS FOR 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) TEDxSavannah is now taking speaker applications. The theme for the 10th anniversary event is “Southern Momentum.” In your application, you will need to communicate how the theme will drive the content of your TEDx talk. Apply here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/TEDxSavannah1/TEDxSavannah2019SpeakerApplication

SAVANNAH JAYCEES AND EXCHANGE CLUB OF SAVANNAH HOST OYSTER ROAST FEB. 2

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Feb 2, The Savannah Jaycees in partnership with the Exchange Club of Savannah will host an Oyster Roast at the Savannah Jaycees Hut, or Clubhouse as roosters call it, located at 101 Atlas Street Savannah, GA 31405. Join us for live music, cocktails and all the oysters you can eat! Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Savannah Jaycees and their mission of #ServicetoHumanity and Dickie Quarles, a former Jaycee. If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation, contact SavannahJaycees@gmail.com.

LOVE WALK – FEBRUARY 9, 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc., sponsored by Savannah Early Childhood Foundation, is gearing up for their most important fundraiser of the year, Love Walk, and they need YOUR help! As a non-profit, the agency works hard to do a lot on a tight budget. Child care fees and the grant awards received, do not cover the expenses associated with operations. One of the biggest ways they make up this shortfall is through funds raised at Love Walk. Love Walk 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2019. The 3.6 mile walk begins at 9:00 a.m. at Wesley (1601 Drayton Street) and is a pleasant stroll through each historic square on Bull Street. The return route circles back to Wesley. Please contact Ms. Adrianne Williams-Henderson at henderson_adrianne@yahoo.com or (912) 236-4226 with any questions.

22ND ANNUAL SOUTHERN COAST HEART BALL SET FOR FEB. 2 

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) The American Heart Association (AHA) will host the 22nd Annual Southern Coast Heart Ball on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. The annual black-tie gala, chaired by Catherine Donaldson of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, will celebrate life-saving advances made in the Lowcountry over the last 22 years. Donaldson is chairing in honor of her husband, who served in the U.S. Army Reserves and died of a heart attack in 2016. To reserve your seats or for more information about the 22nd Anniversary Southern Coast Heart Ball, please visit www.SouthernCoastHeartball.org.

LOCAL ROTARY CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah is searching for volunteers to serve as community readers for the second annual Savannah Rotary Read-In on Wednesday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Last year’s inaugural event drew 526 volunteer readers who read to students in 566 classrooms. This year, Savannah-Chatham public schools plans to add pre-kindergarten to the list, which means Rotarians and volunteers will read to students in 600 pre-k through third-grade classrooms in 32 schools. To register to read at the Savannah Rotary Read-In, please sign up here by March 7: https://www.srri-signup.com/ 

MEET MAX

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Max! Max is a 12-year-old miniature schnauzer. Don’t let his old age fool you! He has plenty of energy to go around and loves to play with this four foster siblings. For more information on Max or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-562-max/