(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 13, 2017

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PEACOCK HYUNDAI SAVANNAH ACQUIRED
(SAVANNAH, GA) Peacock Automotive has announced it bought the Savannah Hyundai dealership at 7011 Abercorn Street from previous owner Mark Medinger on Nov. 8. With the addition of the new Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock Automotive has expanded its Savannah footprint to cover more than 15 acres with four conveniently located dealerships. For more information, visit www.peacockhyundaiofsavannah.com.

Savannah Hyundai, Peacock Automotive

Savannah Hyundai, Peacock Automotive


MATTHEW REARDON CENTER OPEN HOUSE NOV.15
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism has recently expanded their existing 6,000-square-foot facility by 1,000 square feet. The Center for Autism operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism as part of the ADVANCE Academy. The Open House will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30-7:00 pm. For more information visit http://www.matthewreardon.org/ or watch this news clip from WTOC http://www.wtoc.com/clip/13865830/matthew-reardon-center

Matthew Rearden Center for Autism Open House


DEADLINE EXTENDED: NOV 17
RED, WRITE AND THANK YOU CHRISTMAS CONTEST
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cinnamon Bear Stores are holding a writing contest for military children and their families to win a trip for four to New York City. The ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’ is open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member who will be deployed during the holiday season. The deadline to enter is Friday, November 17. For more information, visit http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-27/gift-store-holds-writing-contest-children-deployed-military-personnel 

MARSH HARBOR HIGH TIDE MOONLIGHT MINGLE NOV 15
(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a “Marsh Harbor High Tide Moonlight Mingle” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 15, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Coastal Georgia. Featuring music, dancing, food and drink, the event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitemarsh Island home of Donald and Carole Arpin. For more information or to RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1936730639880830/

Moonlight Mingle Open House

Moonlight Mingle Open House


WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL LEADER?
(INC) Remember These 5 Things Before You Post on Social Media

https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/want-to-be-a-successful-leader-remember-these-5-things-before-you-post-on-social-media.html?cid=hmside3


PUTTING HUNGER OUT OF BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) What does hunger in coastal Georgia look like? It’s a mother of three, juggling multiple jobs to afford daycare and feed her children; an elderly man living on social security and attempting to pay for the expensive, life-saving medicines he needs to survive; a child struggling to concentrate in class after eating a candy bar for breakfast. Mary Jane Crouch, executive director of Second Harvest, wrote an article about the facts surrounding hunger in our area, and what programs Second Harvest has set up to help end this crisis. Visit http://savannahnow.com/accent/2017-11-09/put-hunger-out-business to read the article. 

NATIONAL AMBUCS ELECTS PRESIDENT FROM SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan, a local businessman and former president of Savannah AMBUCS, was elected to serve as president for the National AMBUCS organization during their recent convention in Osage Beach, Mo. Sheehan’s term, which began in October, runs for one year. For more information, visit https://savannahambucs.com

YOUNG RECEIVES HELEN V. HEAD AWARD
(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations is the recipient of the 2017 Helen V. Head Business Advocate Award. The honor, presented by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, recognizes one individual each year for her/his belief in and support of small businesses. Hear from Marjorie Young at  https://youtu.be/Ld7t6VDV298 

NEW CHILDREN’S SAVANNAH-BASED BOOK, BY LOCAL AUTHOR MAXINE PINSON, DUE TO ARRIVE IN LATE NOVEMBER
(SAVANNAH, GA) “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is a laugh-out-loud children’s book with valuable life lessons to be learned. Written by local author Maxine Pinson, author of “Lowcountry Delights Cookbook and Travel Guide” (co-authored with her daughter Malyssa), “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah” is expected to be available in late November–just in time for Christmas shopping.  Readers of Carriage Trade are offered $1 off each book ordered, plus free shipping (up to 4 books sent to same address) if ordered by Nov. 18th.  In addition, a “Sammy the Squirrel” coloring sheet will be included with each book ordered, as long as the limited supply lasts.  Plus, there will be a drawing for an adorable 8″ plush gray squirrel (just like Sammy!) from orders received no later than Nov. 18th  For complete details and ordering information, go to “How to Order Book Online” link at www.sammyandgrammy.com and follow the directions, using PROMO CODE: CT. 

JUNKLUGGERS OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE OPENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) An eco-friendly and caring alternative to traditional junk removal has opened in the greater Savannah area. The Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire will haul away items people no longer want or need but also strive to donate and recycle as much as possible to keep items out of landfills. Junkluggers also returns a tax-deductible receipt for anything they are able to donate on their customer’s behalf. For more information, visit www.junkluggers.comThe JunkLuggers Logo

9 PHRASES BOSSES SHOULD USE TO MOTIVATE

(INC) 45% of employees say words of affirmation are the primary way they like to be shown appreciation in the workplace.

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/9-phrases-bosses-should-say-often-to-inspire-motivate-others.html


LOOP IT UP
(SAVANNAH, G) The Metro Savannah Rotary Club will host their annual service partner fundraiser on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6pm.  This year’s service partner and beneficiary is Loop It Up Savannah, a local non-profit that provides art education and enrichment for children.  Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

http://metrosavannahrotary.org/event/retro-metro-art-bazaar/


UNITED WAY AND HORSES
(FAITH EQUESTRIAN)  United Way helping Faith through horses http://www.faithetc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/WSAV-News-3-at-6-00_2013_11_07.mp4

REBRANDING PEACOCK COLLISION CENTER

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has rebranded its NRAM Collision Center, just down the road from the firm’s Peacock Auto Mall, as the Peacock Collision Center. Peacock Automotive recently celebrated their fifteenth anniversary and rebranded the New River Auto Mall as Peacock Auto Mall. The rebranding of Peacock Collision Center now associates the family name with this facility as well. For more information visit www.peacockcollisioncenter.com

Peacock Collision Center

Peacock Collision Center


SCHEDULE REGULAR DENTAL VISITS
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) While every patient is unique, it’s recommended to schedule a dentist visit at least once or twice a year to maintain your dental health. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

CAREERS IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) With development increasing and the commercial construction workforce declining, local Savannah entrepreneur Chris Tilton of the Dewitt Tilton Group is encouraging young Americans to consider a career in commercial construction. In a recent column, Tilton contests popular misconceptions about the construction industry and makes the argument for fellow commercial construction companies to reframe how they are perceived by millennials. Read the article here: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-10-19/tilton-commercial-construction-needs-workers-projects-rise 

$19,019 DONATION TO SECOND HARVEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enterprise Rent-A- Car Foundation donated $19,019.57 to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The foundation’s ‘Fill Your Tank’ program


YOUTUBE KIDS
(MASHABLE) YouTube is adding another layer of protection to keep inappropriate content off its YouTube Kids app. http://mashable.com/2017/11/09/youtube-kids-new-policy/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#PSdWCMsM4aqc

CARLOS MILLEN
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Carlos Millen of Savannah, Ga represented the USA at the 2017 Youth Pan American Games.  Millen placed 5th as a member of Team USA.  He lifted for his first time on the international competition stage. His efforts resulted in combined lift of 223Kg, placing 5th.  Performance Initiatives (PI), Inc, strengthens hearts, minds and bodies of over 140 children annually through it’s after school programs. PI is home to Coastal Empire Weightlifting Club (CEWC) and Savannah CrossFit and provides classes for both adults and children. CEWC is a United States Amateur Weightlifting (USAW) 2018 Athlete Training Center. https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/carlos-millen-of-savannah-ga-represents-usa-at-2017-youth-pan-american-games/

SAVANNAH YOUTHS WITHOUT A HOME
(SAVANNAH, GA) As we look to the holiday season as a time spent with family and loved ones, we also pause in November for National Runaway Prevention Month for youth living on the streets and without the support and security of a safe and loving family. Julie Wade has written an article to raise awareness about the gravity of the problem locally and nationally. To learn more and find out how you can help, read the article here http://savannahnow.com/column/opinion/2017-11-04/julie-wade-too-many-savannah-youths-lack-place-call-home

Julie Wade Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Julie Wade


ENMARKET RAISES OVER $30,000 FOR LLS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. In an effort to help support the fight against blood cancer, enmarket stores sold paper icons to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and raised over $30,000.  For more information, visit www.enmarket.com.

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Enmarket Presents Check to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


ROTARY GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE
(ROTARY) The local district of Rotary has selected seven members to begin training for its Group Study Exchange (GSE) team to Hyderabad, India in early 2018. The 2018 GSE team includes (from left to right) Cari Phelps, Lisa Grove, Jasmine Head, Brigitte Shanken, John Neely (Team Leader), Jose Dacruz and Joey Darley. For the full story, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/local-rotary-selects-seven-members-for-group-study-exchange-to-india/2018 Group Study Exchange Team


ENCOURAGE HEALTH GRANT GOES TO GIRL SCOUTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia were awarded a $1,000 Encourage Health grant on Oct. 24 during the fourth luncheon and lecture of the 2017 Encourage Health Education Series, held at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium in Savannah. For more information, visit http://enmarket.com/enmarket-encourage-health-series/

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Melody McCarthy, Events Coordinator at enmarket; Mark Bennett, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Sue Else, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Tom Feldman, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Paula Kreissler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Melody McCarthy, Events Coordinator at
enmarket; Mark Bennett, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Sue Else, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Historic
Georgia; Tom Feldman, Board Member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; Paula Kreissler, Executive Director of Healthy Savannah.


EVERYONE CAN CODE

(MASHABLE) Apple’s initiative has gone global. http://mashable.com/2017/11/09/apple-everyone-can-code-global/?utm_cid=hp-r-1#7NfXT8A8PsqT


STATESBORO YMCA BY FELDER & ASSOCIATES
(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has announced the grand opening of a new $2.5-million, fifty thousand square foot facility in Statesboro, Ga., held Saturday, October 28. Felder & Associates of Savannah served as architect for the project. For more information, visit http://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/

Felder & Associates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The New Statesboro Facility of YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Felder & Associates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The New Statesboro Facility of YMCA of Coastal Georgia


JUNIOR LEAGUE COMMUNITY PROJECTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah is taking applications for Community Projects and Community Assistance Funds that align with their current focus of K-12 education performance. For more information or to apply, visit https://jrleaguesav.org. The application deadline is Nov. 15.

MUSIC IN EDUCATION
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Friends of Massie are pleased to announce that Roger Moss will be the next speaker for the History and Learning Lecture Series on WednesdayNov. 15, at the Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon St. The doors open at 6 p.m., presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Reservations are required, visit massieheritagecenter.wordpress.com/events or call 912-395-5070.

THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah magazine has announced plans for the annual Best of Savannah Party, Wednesday, Nov. 15,  at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Drive, Hutchinson Island. The event will honor winners of the annual readers’ poll in the categories of dining, nightlife, shopping, services and community.  For more information or to buy tickets, visit https://savannahmagazine.com

BLUFFTON BOOK FESTIVAL
(BLUFFTON, SC) Bluffton Book Festival is scheduled for November 16th, 17th, & 18th. It features a lecture series, workshops, and other added activities.  Here’s a link to the 60 authors that will be there: https://www.blufftonbookfestival.com/2017-authors


GRAND OPENING: SOUTHERN MOTORS ACURA 
ON CHATHAM PARKWAY NOV 18
(SAVANNAH, GA) On November 18th, from 10:30 am – 5pm, the Kaminski Family invites you to help celebrate the grand opening of their new 32,000-square-foot dealership at 102 Park of Commerce Dr. on Chatham Parkway.  As part of the festivities, Southern Motors will be giving away a free two-year lease on a new Southern Motors Acura ILX. For rules and contest entry, visit http://savannahnow.com/SMAcuraGiveaway#/gallery.  Read the full story at http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-11-11/southern-motors-acura-has-new-home

TOMMY HOLLAND’S MUSICAL TOY DRIVE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Savannah area musicians on Saturday, November 25 for Tommy Holland’s annual musical toy drive for kids from 8-11 pm at bar.food in Savannah’s Habersham Village shopping center.  Enjoy performances by the Midtown Pickers, plus, help inspire the next generation of musicians by bringing a musical toy to be donated to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program. Please give generously and make sure your donation is one any child would be proud to have. Cash donations and gift cards are also welcome. Thanks and giving never felt so good! For more information, visit goo.gl/QXGL7o 

AUTISM GIVING DAY
(SAVANNAH, GA) #GivingDay Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Your donation enables children to master the challenges of autism.  Since 2000, hundreds of children have attended Matthew Reardon Center for Autism ADVANCE Academy, southeast Georgia’s only accredited, year-round day school for children diagnosed with autism and similar developmental delays. Annual per student cost is approx. $34,500; to ensure that every child who needs to attend is financially able to do so, annual tuition is set at $9,350.  Every student at ADVANCE Academy receives the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB10).  PLEASE DONATE HERE: https://matthewreardon.networkforgood.com/projects/39043-unlocking-potential

SPEAKERS SOUGHT FOR 2018 ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and enmarket are accepting speaking nominations for the 2018 Encourage Health Educational Series. This marks the fifth year for the health-focused series, which features speakers on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic and a short description of what the audience would learn. Please attach a bio and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board. Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational program should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30.

BETHESDA ACADEMY’S 2018-19 OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA)  Please join us at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 for  Bethesda Academy’s 2018-19 Open House for an information session on becoming a Bethesda Academy Blazer for the upcoming academic year. Established in 1740, our core values remain the same: a love of God, a love of learning and a strong work ethic. We can’t wait to meet you! http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/

SECRETS TO CLOSING SALES DEALS
(INC) Sales superstars share their best advice to closing more sales deals.https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/15-sales-superstars-share-their-best-advice-for-closing-more-deals.html

WINE & FRIES WITH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is hosting a Wine & Fries fundraiser on Thursday, December 7 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 4710 Waters Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, fun food, drinks, music, and more. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-fries-2017-tickets-39251919548. Tickets are $25 for Red Shoe Members and should be purchased by calling the Ronald McDonald House at 912.350.7641. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

SANDFLY HOLIDAY FAIR
(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Market Place announces plans for Sandfly Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 9 from 5 – 9 p.m.8511 Ferguson Avenue. The event includes a silent auction, pet photos with Santa, food trucks, local art, live entertainment, and more. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/327617697647955/?active_tab=discussion

INTRODUCING MUMBLES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Mumbles, a male Siamese mix.  Mumbles is just over a year old and very small – under 10 pounds.  He is very affectionate and ready for his fur-ever home.  To view Mumbles and other pets available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-c-120-mumbles/