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 today from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. at Enmarket located at 1264 Hwy 80 East in Pooler GA.
HEALTHY SAVANNAH AND ASHFORD TEA COMPANY INTRODUCE HEALTH EQUI-TEA
(SAVANNAH BUSNIESS JOURNAL) 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 was introduced to celebrate Healthy Savannah’s 15th anniversary on Monday, May 16 at the Ashford Tea Company. Health Equi-Tea is available for sale 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.
ROTARY CLUB OF SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES HUGH “TRIP” TOLLISON AS 2022-23 PRESIDENT, NAMES BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hugh “Trip” Tollison, President and CEO of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, has been elected as the 2022-23 president of The Rotary Club of Savannah. On June 13, the gavel will be passed to Tollison by outgoing president Marjorie Young, founder and CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc. The ceremony will take place at the DeSoto on Liberty Street at 12:30 p.m.
CAMP BUDDY
(EFFINGHAM COUNTY) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will be hosting its 13th annual Camp Buddy summer camp for Effingham County on June 20-24 at the Ebenezer Elementary School and local places in Rincon for community-based learning opportunities. Contact Molly Marchese to register at mollymarchese6107@gmail.com or. 912-213-9127. Visit ldssga.org.
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
5K FRIENDSHIP FUN RACE
(SAVANNAH, GA) In honor of International Friendship Fun Day, S2S is sponsoring a 5K on July 30. S2S is a community 5013c whose mission is to bridge gaps through diversity, inspiring friendship, empowerment, and community engagement for girls and women aged 9 years and older. The 5K Friendship Fun Race route is certified by USATF, and will be held at the Tanger Outlet in Pooler Ga. starting at 8am, registration at 7am. There are multiple levels of sponsorship opportunities.  Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Pooler/S2S5kFriendshipFunRun
RECENT INSTAGRAM ADS UPDATES
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Explore the latest Instagram Ad Updates with Amanda Bond and Brian Dixon on the Social Media Marketing Talk Show.
LESSONS LEARNED FROM COVID-19 TRAINING SESSION BEGINS JULY 7
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia are seeking members of the community to join the next training session for the Community Health Advocate program beginning on July 7. Attendees meet virtually in small groups of about 10 each and will be trained to develop approaches and reach out within their local communities to improve COVID-19 and flu vaccination awareness, education, and acceptance. In addition to a $500 stipend they’ll receive for completing the training, participants can sharpen their leadership skills, learn about health advocacy, and add to their resumes. To RSVP or to learn more, please email Briana at healthysavannahBW@gmail.com or text to (912) 421-9833.
SAVPHIL CONDUCTOR RECOGNIZED WITH CAREER ASSISTANCE AWARD
(SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC) Solti Foundation U.S. Board Chair Penny Van Horn and Elizabeth Buccheri, Artistic and Awards Committee Chair, announced the young American conductors who have been selected as 2021 recipients of The Sir Georg Solti Career Assistance Award, including Keitaro Harada, Music & Artistic Director of the Savannah Philharmonic and Associate Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
CENTER PARC CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCES WINNER OF $23K AUTO LOAN PAYOFF
(SAVANNAH, GA) Members of Center Parc Credit Union recently had the opportunity to enter a national sweepstakes in which the prize was paying off their auto loan. A winner was chosen from the larger organization of which Center Parc is a part. Member Nelsy Bacon was awarded more than $23,000 to pay off the Jeep she uses on her rural mail route.
PIXEL NEEDS A HOME
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Pixel is one of a litter of four kittens who were rescued without their mother. He is playful and energetic but also loves to proactively cuddle.
ELECTION DAY INFORMATION
(SAVANNAH TRIBUNE) Runoff election day is Tuesday, June 21 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can confirm your registration status and poll location by calling (912) 790-1520 or by visiting mvp.sos.ga.gov/s/.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FREE ORAL HEALTH CLINIC
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council is seeking general volunteers, dentists, dental hygienists, interpreters (Spanish) and vendors for its 2nd Annual Free Adult Oral Health Event. Planned for August 27 & 28 at the Garden City Recreation Department, 160 Priscilla D. Thomas Way in Garden City, the clinic will provide oral exams, oral cancer screenings, fillings, cleanings, extractions and hearing exams to Chatham County residents 18 and over. No ID, insurance or co-pays are required. For more information, contact Reginald Lee at reginaldlee@chlink.org or call 912.661.1355.
COMMUNITY WELL BEING PROJECT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Community Engagement Artist/Activist Joann Morton is looking for community partners to be a part of a creative project to uplift the well-being of our community. For more information email hello@joannemorton.com or call 917-676-4280.
ENMARKET SCAN> PAY> GO
(ENMARKET) Getting what you need on the go has never been easier. Enmarket is now accepting in-store payments from the Enmarket app, Paypal & Venmo.
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:
July 27th @ 12pm
September 28th @ 12pm
November 30th @ 12pm
BAT FOUND IN SOUTHSIDE SAVANNAH TESTS POSITIVE FOR RABIES
(CHATHAM COUNTY, GA) A bat found outside of a barracks building on Hunter Army Airfield has tested positive for rabies. Several species of wild animals that are native to coastal Georgia – including raccoons, foxes, and bats – can carry rabies. Rabies is a potentially deadly virus that is primarily spread by infected animals. The Chatham County Health Department Environmental Health Office says to protect you and your family from rabies you should avoid contact with animals you don’t know and make sure your pets receive the proper immunizations and boosters as advised by your veterinarian. Symptoms of rabies in animals include a change in behavior, biting, aggression, showing no fear of natural enemies (such as humans), foaming at the mouth, and paralysis. If an animal ever bites you, seek medical care immediately and contact Chatham County Animal Services at 912-652-6575 and the Chatham County Environmental Health Office at 912-356-2160.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND LACTATION CONSULTANTS GIVE ADVICE ON FEEDING BABY DURING FORMULA SHORTAGE
(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s a situation that has hit parents from Savannah to every corner of the U.S. The nation is experiencing an unprecedented shortage of baby formula due to supply chain issues coupled with recalls and production shut-downs. Local public health and lactation consultants say there are alternatives for parents to consider during the shortage from breastmilk banks to re-lactation and support groups.
SAVANNAH BASED COLONIAL OIL INDUSTRIES EXPANDS WITH ACQUISITION OF PEAK ENERGY/HAYWOOD OIL COMPANY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Colonial Oil Industries, Inc. has announced it has joined forces with Peak Energy/Haywood Oil Company. The combined operation of the North Carolina- based petroleum marketer expands the Savannah-based subsidiary of Colonial Group, Inc. to serve more customers in and around the Asheville market.
USING CONTENT AS A BUSINESS DIFFERENTIATOR
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Looking for something that can give you a unique edge? Wondering if creating the right content can raise you above the competition? Discover why content can be your unique business differentiator and how to do it right the first time.
DEEP SUMMER BLOCK PARTY: ART IN THE TIME OF COVID
(SAVANNAH, GA) Deep Center is hosting the Deep Summer Block Party: Art in the Time of COVID, on Sunday, June 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Art in the Time of COVID will celebrate the release of Block by Block’s 2021-2022 anthology, as well as an opportunity for the community to celebrate and learn more about Deep Center youth and adult programming and will feature poetry, performance, food, and music. The event is completely free, but registration is required for attendance. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/4y5x4xrp.
SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC 2022-2023 SEASON AT A GLANCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) With better subscription packages, accessible prices, and a new season like never before, the SavPhil’s 2022-2023 season was created for YOU and for Savannah. There is something for everyone. Subscriptions are selling at a record pace, so make sure to secure your seats soon. Call (912) 232-6002 or visit https://savannahphilharmonic.org/subscriptions/ to purchase your season subscription.
YMCA PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SWIM INSTRUCTION
(YMCA OF COASTAL GEORGIA) As part of the Y’s commitment to reduce drowning rates and keep kids safe in and around the water, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia will provide scholarships for swim instruction and water safety to children from underserved communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fatal drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages one to 14 years old. In ethnically diverse communities, the youth drowning rate is two to three times higher than the national average, according to a USA Swimming study. For media information, contact Summer Bozeman, director of communications & marketing, at summer.bozeman@ymcaofcoastalga.org or 912-438-0161.
ENMARKET’S ENJOY WINNING SWEEPSTAKES
(ENMARKET) Through August 30, earn a digital game ticket every time you make a qualifying purchase using Enjoy Rewards at Enmarket. Plus, earn bonus game tickets when you purchase specially marked items in store. Every game ticket gives you entry into the daily, weekly, and overall sweepstakes prizes – giving you a chance to be a daily $25 cash card winner, FREE fuel for a year winner, or win the grand prize of $25,000.00. To learn more about the Enjoy Winning Sweepstakes visit www.enmarketenjoywinning.com.
#EnmarketEnjoyWinning #SummerSweepstakes
APPLY FOR A NASE GROWTH GRANT FOR THE CHANCE AT $4000
(CREATIVE COAST) If you have a small business in need of a little kickstart or if you are looking to make improvements, the time to apply for the NASE Growth Grant is now! National Association for the Self-Employed, or NASE, has been assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses in growth, education and developmental tools since 1981. By applying, you could be awarded up to a $4,000 business grant, and winners are selected quarterly throughout the year at the discretion of the NASE team. This round of applications will close at the end of June 2022 and will be reviewed in July 2022. For more information on Growth Grants,visit https://www.nase.org/become-a-member/grants-and-scholarships.
SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC PARTNERS WITH LIVE OAK PUBLIC LIBRARIES
(SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC) The SavPhil and Live Oak Public Libraries are beginning a new partnership to offer programming which combines creative musical exploration and literary discovery across the region. Follow both organizations’ social media to see where we’ll be popping up!
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.
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.
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