(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 24, 2017

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CLEAR THE SHELTERS: YAPPY HOUR
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Subaru of Hilton Head will host “Yappy Hour” in conjunction with the Clear the Shelters initiative on Wednesday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the dealership at the New River Auto Mall in Hardeeville, S.C. “Yappy Hour” is free and open to the public and their pets. Guests will enjoy food from Skull Creek Boathouse and live entertainment from Brad Wells and are encouraged to bring donations for local animal shelters. Animal rescue staff also will be on site with pets available for adoption. For more information on the event and wishlist donation items, visit the event Facebook page:

 COASTAL CANVAS PRODUCTS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Canvas Products announces that Triet Bui has joined the company as operations manager. Triet Bui comes with a wealth of management experience and knowledge, having spent the last 30 years at The Landings Company.  Active in the Savannah community, Bui is the past President of the Benedictine Athletic Association and is a board member of the Benedictine Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Savannah Knights of Columbus.Coastal Canvas Products, founded in 1975 manufactures and installs custom canvas awnings, metal canopies, shade sails, fabric tension structures, walkway covers, motorized screens, cabanas, decorative metal railings, tarpaulins, porch curtains and similar fabric and aluminum products. Coastal Canvas Products also sells and installs various products for solar protection, hurricane protection, and insect screens. www.coastalcanvas.net

ENTERTAINMENT LAWSUITS MASK HIDDEN RISKS
(BOWEN LAW GROUP) Are you are facing a lawsuit or other legal issues with an entertainment deal? You may be at risk for more than just financial complication. Your job and reputation could be on the line. For more information, visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/

TIPS FOR STRENGTHENING WEB PRESENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lauren Dingus, web and graphics designer at Speros, shares her top tips for small businesses looking to optimize their online presence and increase their website’s traffic. Read the full article here: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-07-19/dingus-simple-tips-make-your-website-successful

Lauren Dingus

Lauren Dingus, Speros


PR STRATEGIES WITH A BIG IMPACT 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo Turner shares do-it-yourself public relations strategies that can have major impacts on businesses. Read the full article here: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-07-19/turner-strategies-businesses-can-implement-themselves#Cecilia Russo Turner

SARAH JONES’ FAMILY VS. CSX

(SAVANNAH, GA/WSAV) CSX Railroad Company ordered to pay $3.9 to Sarah Jones’ family

PR PERSPECTIVE: DELTA VS COULTER

(FORTUNE) Public Relations experts weigh in on Delta’s response to Ann Coulter: http://fortune.com/2017/07/17/ann-coulter-delta-air-lines-twitter/?xid=newsletter-brief

DONATION OF OVER 6.5K TO BETHESDA ACADEMY 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Oglethorpe Driving Club (ODC) presented a $6,543.96 donation to Bethesda Academy. Collected during the ODC’s monthly “Coffee and Cars” meeting, this donation will be used to provide Bethesda Academy students with tuition scholarship money. For more information on Bethesda Academy, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376. For more information about the Oglethorpe Driving Club visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/186856591591/

Michael Shortt and Jim Piette Present Check to Michael Hughes of Bethesda Academy

Michael Shortt and Jim Piette Present Check to Michael Hughes of Bethesda Academy


TEACHING FELLOWSHIP ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Teach the Future Fellowship is now accepting applications for interested educators from public and private schools in the Savannah area. The yearlong program connects educators with entrepreneurs and innovators from the local community. In addition, participants develop a network of colleagues to brainstorm and collaborate with around the future of teaching and learning. For more information, to sponsor a teacher, or to apply by

BUSINESS PROFILE: PLEASE MEET COURTNEY ZECHMAN 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Please Meet Courtney Zechman: Lead medical esthetician at Low Country Dermatology: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-07-19/professional-profile-courtney-zechman-low-country-dermatology

Courtney Zechman, Licensed Esthetician, Low Country Dermatology

Courtney Zechman, Licensed Esthetician, Low Country Dermatology


GRIEF

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah will commence “Alternative Path to Grief” meetings for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. This group will explore creative, activity-oriented methods for processing grief. The first of four weekly meetings will take place on Thursday, August 10 at Full Circle, 6000 Business Center Drive from 6 – 7 p.m. The meetings are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call 912.303.9442 or visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/fullcircle/

FAMILY STYLE
(BUSINESS INSIDER) Chick-Fil-A Rolling Out ‘Family-Style’ Meals

SECOND HARVEST SUMMER FOOD SERVICE 
(SAVANNAH, GA) America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program until Friday, Aug. 28. Meals will be provided to all children without charge at First African Baptist Church at 23 Montgomery Street in Savannah from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and at Good Will Baptist Church at 167 Blandford Street in Rincon from 6:30-7 p.m. Learn more about second harvest at https://www.facebook.com/Help.End.Hunger.Ga/

DONATION DRIVE FOR ‘KIDS CAFE’
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, has announced her offices will be collecting donations in July and August for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program, which helps feed area children who have limited food to eat during the school year. For more information, please visit

DEWITT TILTON GROUP DONATES ROOF 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a commercial construction firm in Savannah, donated their services to the Savannah Jaycees to rebuild a BBQ pit roof that fell during stormy weather. Guerry Lumber, a Lumber Company that has served Savannah since 1927, and ABC Supply, the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States, have also donated materials to the project.  For more information, please visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com  or http://savannahjaycees.com

Pictured (Left to Right): Kim Thomas, Chris Tilton and Andrew DeWitt of the Dewitt Tilton Group in front of the newly built BBQ Pitt Roof for the Savannah Jaycees.

Pictured (Left to Right): Kim Thomas, Chris Tilton and Andrew DeWitt of the Dewitt Tilton Group in front of the newly built BBQ Pitt Roof for the Savannah Jaycees.


BETHESDA ACADEMY FOOTBALL TEAM DONATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, with Sandfly Family Dental, will donate custom-made mouth guards to the Bethesda Academy football team. Canfield will take impressions of the players’ teeth at Bethesda on Thursday, July 27. In total, Canfield will donate $19,360 to the football players of Bethesda. The warranty also pays $1,093.75 per injured or replaced tooth and up to a maximum total liability of $35,000 per incident. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

NEW PRESIDENT OF DEFENSE LAWYERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sarah B. “Sally” Akins, a partner at Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams in Savannah, was installed as the 50th President of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association during the organization’s Golden Anniversary Annual Meeting. For more information, visit  http://www.gdla.org/  or https://epra-law.com/

Sarah Akins President

Sarah Akins Installed as 50th President of GDLA


LEARN HOW TO USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE 

(STATESBORO, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern will present a class on July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Developed for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a hands-on approach to learning the features and functions available to QuickBooks online users. For more information, visit https://www.georgiasbdc.org/july-25th-quickbooks-online-statesboro/

‘BUSINESS ON THE MOVE’ TO MEET AFTER HOURS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council’s quarterly Small Business After-Hours networking event, now Business on the Move, will be held Tuesday, July 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Polished Beauty Lounge, 107 Whitaker St, #A. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for guests. For more information or to RSVP: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/small-business-council-presents-business-move-july-25/

RIBBON CUTTING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will celebrate the completion of Juliette Gordon Low Elementary with a ribbon cutting this Wednesday, July 26 at 4 p.m. The new school is located at 15 Blue Ridge Avenue in Savannah. For more information, visit http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/default.aspx

SMILE
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LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON 
(BLUFFTON, S.C.) The Ladies Lowcountry Luncheon – Summer Session will be held by Aunt Laurie’s in Bluffton at the Hampton Lakes Lakehouse on July 28. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-summer-session-tickets-35372967498

PARK PLACE OUTREACH DINNER PROGRAM
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, a support shelter for at-risk children and teens, will launch a guest dinner program in August to connect its residents with community leaders.  To learn more about Park Place Outreach’s guest dinner program, visit

 THE BEST LESSON TO LEARN IN LEADERSHIP

(INC) How To Be Wrong

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 NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 CLASS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia is seeking nominations for Class of 2018. Applications are due Aug. 4. Online form:  http://www.lsega.com/

SEE TURTLES HATCH

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Beachside Turtle-Hatching Experience: Ossabaw Island Loggerhead Turtle Overnight Trip is August 4 – 6, 2017.  www.ossabawisland.net 

LEARN HOW TO USE LINKEDIN TO BUILD INFLUENCE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern present a class on Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn from LinkedIn expert and UGA SBDC Business Consultant, Peter Williams, as he presents his national program teaching easy to follow steps to build influence, promote business expertise, and maximize effective networking. For more information, visit   https://www.georgiasbdc.org/using-linkedin-to-build-influence/

GOLF OUTING FOR A CAUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 14th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 9 a.m. at The Club at Savannah Harbor. The entry fee of $100 includes lunch, prizes and beverages on the course; $125 also includes two mulligans and more. For more information or to register to play, visit http://www.robbiegolf.com/. Learn more about Hospice Savannah at https://hospicesavannah.org

ADAPTING TO THE FUTURE

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WORKING WOMEN IN NEED ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) AWWIN (Assisting Working Women In Need) will celebrate 17 years on Aug. 17 at the Coastal Georgia Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a day of inspiration. Keynote speaker is Ann Levett, Savannah Chatham schools superintendent. This is a free event, but RSVP is required. Vendor tables available at $75. For more info: 912-659-0241 website http://www.handsonsavannah.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=12902

WOMEN IN BUSINESS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Helen Stone will present at the Sandfly Women’s Business Owners Coalition meeting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Bethesda Academy. To RSVP, contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

SPEED NETWORKING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber will hold a speed networking session on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium, 1375 Chatham Parkway. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with the program at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 for Chamber members only. For more information or to RSVP,  http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/making-connection-speed-networking-august-30/

SUBMIT TO THE TLC COVER PHOTO CONTEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Tourism and Leadership Council is looking for a cover photo for the 2018 edition of Savannah: A Southern Journey, a visitors guide for guests in Coastal Empire lodging properties. Submit photos that capture a distinctly Savannah scene by Sept. 1, 2017. For rules and submissions, visit www.tourismleadershipcouncil.com/southernjourneycover

WORKING WOMEN AWARDS GALA

(SAVANNAH, GA) “AWWIN Top Ten Working Women Of The Year” Awards Gala & Silent Auction will be Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.Keynote Speaker-Brynn Grant (Chief Operating Officer of SEDA & VP of World Trade Center Savannah) MCs: Kim Gusby (News Anchor of WSAV TV) & Rob Langham (General Manager of Silver Lake Automation). For more info: 912-659-0241 website www.AWWININC.org

INTRODUCING BRILLO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Brillo, a male corgi mix who is about 2 years old. Brillo loves to play, loves car rides, and loves people. He is a medium sized dog, 35 pounds. To view Brillo and any other pet available for adoption, view  http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-181-brillo/