(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services recently hosted a Derby Delivered event which raised $13,000 in partnership with The Olde Pink House and Woodford Reserve.
(BRYAN COUNTY, GA) The Enmarket convenience store chain has donated 10,000 reusable 20-ounce water bottles to returning students in Bryan County’s public schools to ensure that all 9,600 students in the county’s eleven schools have water bottles as they return to classes.
Enmarket offered to donate the water bottles after officials learned that state guidelines recommend schools turn off water fountains during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“When we became aware of this need, we saw a way to give back to the community, give back to the education system and to make school a safe experience for students,” said Enmarket president Brett Giesick.
Bryan County Assistant Superintendent Dr. Trey Robertson said the schools appreciate the donation.
“We are extremely grateful to have such great community partners willing to meet the needs of our students,” Robertson said. “The water bottles provided by Enmarket will be extremely useful for all of our students and staff throughout the year.
In August, Enmarket also provided 32,000 bottles to Savannah-Chatham students and 14,000 to Effingham students.
Enmarket, Savannah’s largest convenience store chain, employs more than 1,300 people and operates 127 convenience stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants, and a fast-casual restaurant as the 49th largest convenience store operator in the country. Founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, 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. www.enmarket.com
Dr. Denise Scott, Director of Student Services,
with the Bryan County School holding one of the
new water bottles that will be given to the students.
Vice President of Marketing
Founder and President
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The seventh annual series launches Oct. 1 with live-streamed conversations featuring leading voices on nutrition, physical fitness, and wellbeing.
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Encourage Health Series in partnership with Healthy Savannah’s Educational Series LIVE broadcasts will kick off Thursday, October 1 with “Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety During COVID”
The program will be live-streamed at 1:00 p.m. on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page. It will also be rebroadcast at a later date on the City of Savannah’s Government Channel and on SavannahNow.com/podcasts.
Now in its seventh year, the series pivoted from its traditional lunch-time lecture format to an online broadcast this year due to the COVID-19 virus, and the new format offers the opportunity for a wider audience to tap into and interact with experts as they provide important information on nutrition, physical fitness and wellbeing.
On the first program, audiences will see a familiar face, as Dr. Davana Pilczuk, who hosted the lunchtime series last year, will present “Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety During COVID”. Pilczuk is an award-winning kinesiologist who specializes in the field of human performance. Pilczuk will be accompanied on the program by her husband, Bill Pilczuk, SCAD Men’s and Women’s Swimming head coach and a former world champion 50-meter freestyle swimmer.
“Stress and anxiety are rampant these days,” said Pilczuk. “According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a third of Americans are now showing clinical signs of anxiety and depression. On top of that, COVID-19 and the resulting economic downturn have packed an unrelenting punch on all of us and our bodies and minds are giving way to it.”
This first lecture is sponsored by Clover Health.
Yearly schedule for the 2020-21 Enmarket Encourage Health Series, LIVE on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page, starting at 1pm.
• October 1: Dr. Davana Pilczuk and Bill Pilczuk “Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety During COVID”
• January 7: Armand Turner, physical activity manager with Healthy Savannah’s and YMCA”s Racial and Ethnic Approach to Community Health (REACH) grant, will present “Activity Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations,” outlining strategies for creating activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations in order to improve physical and mental health.
• April 1: Dr. Nandi A Marshall, assistant professor of Health Sciences with Georgia Southern University, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health; will speak on “Breaking the Breastfeeding Barriers,” which highlights the health benefits for breastfed infants and breastfeeding mothers, the racial disparity that exists for many of those mothers and children, and how businesses can help eliminate those barriers.
• July 1: Courtney Collett-Conner, a dietitian with Medical Nutrition of the Lowcountry, will present “Food Myths,” focusing on how easy and affordable it can be to connect the dots between eating well and lowering the risk for chronic diseases.”
The four programs of the 2020-21 series will be hosted by Frannie Williams, a wellness guide, writer, and certified yoga teacher. Williams received her MFA in performing arts from Savannah College of Art and Design and is the owner of Guided Surender Wellness Studio.
While all of the broadcasts are free and available to the public, organizers are requesting that audience members virtually RSVP at www.healthysavannah.org/
The 7th Annual Enmarket Encourage Health education series is presented in partnership with Healthy Savannah; media sponsor, the Savannah Morning News; and community partners, City of Savannah, Chatham County, Healthy Savannah / YMCA of Coastal Georgia’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health team, Gulfstream and Clover Health. By going digital this year, the series is striving to safely engage with people wherever they are.
Enmarket, Savannah’s largest convenience store chain, employs more than 1,300 people and operates 127 convenience stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants, and a fast-casual restaurant as the 49th largest convenience store operator in the country. Founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, 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. www.enmarket.com
ABOUT HEALTHY SAVANNAH
Healthy Savannah, a 501C (3) public charity is a public/private coalition of over 200 businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, schools, neighborhood organizations, and healthcare and government agencies, It began as an initiative of City of Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson, formed in 2007. Healthy Savannah leads and supports a culture of health in the Savannah area by creating an environment that makes a healthy choice the easy choice; building a collaborative network that identifies and shares resources; collecting and disseminating information, promoting best practices and implementing innovative programs, and advocating for effective policies. Since its inception, this innovative, cross-sector collaboration has vastly benefited the community as evidenced by numerous multi-agency projects, grants, and policy initiatives that have emerged from the initiative to create and sustain a Healthy Savannah. www.healthysavannah.org.
Dr. Davana Pilczuk
Vice President of Marketing
(SAVANNAH, GA) You have less than 45 minutes to respond to a PR crisis. Are you prepared? From data breaches to negative press, a public relations crisis could happen to the best of us. If you are hit with a PR crisis, you’ll need to act quickly to minimize the damage to your brand reputation. Register now for this online workshop for the APF Coastal Georgia Chapter, on Sept 16 at noon. The workshop instructor is Marjorie Young, certified in Crisis PR through the Public Relations Society of America.
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society 11th Annual Night of Champions Honors Differently-Abled Individuals and Their Employers
(SAVANNAH, GA) SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Violence Services is inviting the community to participate in a virtual party featuring the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Set to premiere Thursday, October 8th at 7pm the organizers hope to raise funds needed to serve the growing number of victims of domestic violence in the Chatham County area due to the COVID pandemic. Read More
Center Parc Credit Union has named Emily Hopper as the manager for its new Savannah area branches. The financial institution has also hired Mary Thomas as assistant branch manager of Savannah Walmart location and Yalanda Henderson as assistant manager of the Pooler Walmart branch. Both locations are set to open in September.
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold its 15th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 3, but with a difference from past years.
“Families from throughout the region look forward to the Buddy Walk each October,” said Whitney Lowery, executive director of LDSS. “Due to COVID we had to create a virtual Buddy walk this year. We hope you can continue this tradition of walking to help raise awareness and making change.”