(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 25, 2017

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‘GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS’ AUCTION 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces the fifth annual ‘Grab a Bag for Kids’ will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club, 1661 E President St. Featured at the charity purse auction, both silent and live, are designer handbags from gently used to new, including premier brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Saint Laurent, Kate Spade and Michael Kors to name a few.  For more information, visit http://www.horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.

LDSS BUDDY WALK ON OCT. 7
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will hold their 12th annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. Last year’s event welcomed more than 5,000 participants. This year LDSS hopes to have even more community members come out to raise awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. For more information, please visit: http://ldssga.org/registration/

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Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society


ACHIEVE FINANCIAL SUCCESS
(SOUTH MAG) Coastal Capital Management, locally owned and operated, provides informed financial advice. If you were to ask Sam Hubbard to define “financial success” on his own terms, you might be surprised to learn that this Savannah native’s answer is actually quite simple – good news for those of us who still have trouble counting out the correct change for a slice at Vinnie’s.  http://www.southmag.com/Coastal-Capital-Management/ 

A TIP TO HELP THE HOMELESS: JUST SMILE
(PARK PLACE OUTREACH) Homelessness brings a sense of loneliness that erodes the core of a person’s self-value. When you are homeless, having someone offer a simple smile and a word of kindness can make a big difference in a day full of hardship. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy has announced a new Leadership Development Program to be introduced into the school’s curriculum. The sequenced, age-appropriate program will be integrated into the Bethesda curriculum for all students from grades six through 12 with academic classes. Staying true to the vision of founder the Rev. George Whitefield, the leadership curriculum will have three tiers: Leadership Training, Experiential Learning with opportunities to practice/apply leadership skills, and an Expert Speaker and Conference series where successful leaders from all walks of life share their wisdom with Bethesda students. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

STORM RECOVERY LOANS POST IRMA

THE STRONG GROUP’S NEW PARTNERSHIP 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Strong Group, a Savannah-based third generation residential construction firm, has announced a new partnership with Alair Homes, North America’s largest construction management contractor. The partnership will give The Strong Group access to a consolidated back-office management system and a communications platform that will ensure homeowners are updated on key factors such as cost and budget at every step of the process.  Please visit www.alairsavannah.comfor more information.

AUTO MALL REBRANDS
(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) In celebration of their 15th anniversary, Peacock Automotive has rebranded New River Auto Mall and is now doing business at Peacock Auto Mall: https://youtu.be/NQqN5C8qt0s

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mal

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall

Were you spotted at the unveiling event? http://beta.spotted.blufftontoday.com/galleries?groupId=687596

DREAMING OF LAUNCHING YOUR OWN BUSINESS?
(INC) Ask Yourself These Three Questions

RETHINK HOW YOU DRINK
(SANDFLY FAMILY DENTAL) Endless cups of coffee and soda may get you through a busy day, but they aren’t good for your teeth. The acidic nature of coffee changes the pH balance in your mouth, so be sure to rinse with water after each cup of caffeine. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Dentist, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

LOCAL BUSINESSES: HURRICANE IRMA
(CITY OF SAVANNAH) Hurricane Irma Business Survey

SAVANNAH CHAMBER’S ‘POWER HOUR’ SPEAKER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Mark Howard, President and founder of Howard Financial Group, will be the featured speaker at the Savannah Area Chamber’s Power Hour on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Howard will present “3 Retirement Income Strategies to Implement for You and Your Company” during the Chamber’s monthly gathering. Attendees will learn how to implement income planning strategies for their team’s retirement. For more info contact Stephanie Painter, Small Business and Events Manager, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, 912-644-6458 or visit www.SavannahChamber.com For more information on Howard Financial Group, visit www.howardfinancialgroup.com or call 912-777-6944.

SAVANNAH JAYCEES 75TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, Oct. 21, The Savannah Jaycees will celebrate 75 years of service with a gala that will include live music, dinner and dancing. As part of the event, the organization will present its Distinguished Leader Award, an annual tradition of the Savannah Jaycees intended to recognize a local resident who went above and beyond to embody the Jaycees creed “Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life.” The gala will be held in the ballroom of the Embassy Suites at 6 p.m. This event is black tie optional. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/savannah-jaycee-75th-diamond-anniversary-gala-tickets-37148480104?aff=es2. For more information, visit http://savannahjaycees.comsavannah jaycees, junior chamber savannah, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

MONEY TALKS
(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) You’ve come up with the million-dollar idea and someone wants to turn it into a movie franchise. Congratulations. Now what: Do you sell your idea? What does licensing even mean? For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com


BOO BASH
(SAVANNAH, GA) Head-Up Guidance Service (HUGS) announces plans for their Halloween “Spooktackular” on Friday, Oct. 20, from 7 – 11 p.m. at Alee Temple, 100 Eisenberg Drive, 31406. $50 tickets include food & “spirits,” dancing, entertainment and a costume contest. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://www.headsupsavannah.org/ or call 912-507-3662.

ISLE OF HOPE ART AND MUSIC FEST
(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest hosts Savannah area artists, vendors and non-profits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fest includes live music between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/232280987227117/?active_tab=about

SAVANNAH’S ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, through Saturday, Oct. 14, at the St.Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St. The 67th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit www.savannahgreekfest.com

SEE THE SCHOOL IN ACTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School will host an open house for prospective families on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 9 a.m.601 Penn Waller Road on Wilmington Island. This an opportunity to see students in action, meet faculty members and learn more about the age 3 through grade 12 school.  Reserve a spot by replying to hellew@saintschool.com or for more information, visit https://saslions.com

LADIES GUNS AND AMMO EVENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Republican Women’s Club, in collaboration with Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher, will hold the inaugural Ladies, Guns and Ammo event in the Lunch and Learn series on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Savannah Golf Club, 1661 E. President St.  Ladies Guns and Ammo will be an educational event intended to instruct women on laws associated with handguns, as well as proper safety protocols. The event will feature gun law and safety classes, target practice and a luncheon. Classes are limited to 60 participants, and handguns will be provided.  For more information, visit http://sarw.org/product-category/ladies-guns-and-ammo/

$90,000 FUNDRAISING GOAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce that its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will sell Light The Night paper icons from Sept. 5 – 30 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night event. The paper icon, which represents the light of hope in the cure for blood cancers, sells for $1 and is personalized with the donor’s name. The icons will be displayed on surfaces inside enmarket stations. The company has set a goal to raise $90,000 in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and improve the lives of patients and their families. For more information, visit http://www.lls.org/georgia/article/georgia-chapter-local-news?src1=22191&src2=

CELEBRATE SAVANNAH SPORTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Sports Council will host its 2017 Georgia Power Golf Classic & Sports Awards Luncheon on Sept. 26 and 28, respectively. Register for both events at http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Registration-Form2017.pdf

LEARN TO CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY FOR YOUR BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Social media expert Lisa Kandra will presents her national program designed to teach business owners how they can leverage social media by implementing a strategy focused on goals and results. For more information, visit  https://www.georgiasbdc.org/creating-a- social-media- strategy-for- your-business/

EMPLOYEES WORKING REMOTELY?
(FORBES) 5 Ways Remote Working Can Boost Productivity as an Entrepreneur

NETWORKING: SAVANNAH STYLE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber’s 3rd annual Taste of the Lowcountry Business Connection is set for Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Savannah Bend Marina, 188 Old Tybee Road in Thunderbolt. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/taste-lowcountry-business-connection-september-28/

THRIVE CONFERENCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Friday, Sept. 29, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE chapter will host the first THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference. The conference will feature a series of thought-provoking keynote speakers and five breakout sessions that will cover 20 topics, including Cynthia Wright, with Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, to discuss social media. For more information, please visit http://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/thrive-lowcountry-womens-summit/ To register, please visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eedzcijv9ff2e23e&oseq=&c=&ch

Thrive

THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference


NATURAL OILS EVENT TO BENEFIT HOSPICE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the owners of LaTerra Natural Oils at 1520 Bull St. on the evening of Friday, Oct. 6, as they host a tasting and art show to benefit not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. Enjoy appetizers and refreshments, taste premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars and view the exquisite paintings of Mary Ellen McLaughlin. A portion of all product and art sales as well as proceeds from the raffle of a gift basket will be donated. Find out more at  www.Facebook.com/hospicesavannahinc/events

BUSINESS CONNECTION AT THE BALLPARK
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber for networking with area professionals as bands play on the field at Historic Grayson Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 19. This is a casual musical and sports-themed business connection event. For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/bands-ballpark-business-connection-october-19/

SPONSORS NEEDED FOR JAYCEES ANNIVERSARY
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees are seeking sponsors for their 75th Anniversary gala on Saturday, Oct. 21. For more information on sponsorship levels and needs, please contact Cynthia Wright at savannahjaycees@gmail.com or 912-856-9075

ART TOUR ISSUES CALL FOR ARTISTS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Arts Resource Collective of Savannah (ARC) is partnering with Hospice Savannah, Inc. to present this year’s Arts and Artisans Tour on Thursday, Nov. 2. The tour features art and artists in several homes in the Historic District. Applications for the juried show can be found at http://www.arcsavannah.org/aanda2017. For more information, contact info@arcsavannah.org

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED TO HELP AT- RISK TEENS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter needs auction items for its gala on Friday, Feb. 2. Park Place is a temporary residential home for at-risk kids and teens ages 11-17 at 514 E. Henry St. Please call (912) 234-4048 to coordinate or visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/

INTRODUCING KOTTER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Kotter, a male silky terrier who is about 2-3 years old. Kotter is low energy and loves hanging out with his people. He loves walks outside and looking out the window. To view this handsome little guy, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-328-kotter/