(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 25, 2016

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MEET TEACY
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Teacy, a domestic shorthaired cat approximately 6 months old. Teacy is housebroken, up-to-date on shots, and wonderful with other cats and children. To view Teacy and other animals available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-c-022-teacy/

MAY 4 – STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN SAVANNAH 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS, presented by SCORE and Wells Fargo, will be held on Wednesday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.  During the FREE conference, reports will be issued by 10 area experts that will have 3 minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to Savannah’s small business community.  This luncheon is free, but RSVPs are required. To reserve a seat please RSVP to SCORE at 912.652-4335 or visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecbseenif6cafe3a&llr=anwty5eab

$1000

(SAVANNAH, GA) The most recent enmarket Encourage Health Education program included a $1,000 check presentation to The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America, a nonprofit organization that combines educational activities with value driven projects in order to mold young men and encourage them to make ethical and moral decisions throughout their future. For more information, visit http://savannahnow.com/your-good-news/2016-04-20/your-good-news-healthy-savannah-enmarket-present-check-boy-scouts

SAFEGUARD YOUR DATA

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you’re a small business owner, there’s a 50-50 chance your company will be hacked and your digital data will be stolen or lost. Keith Fletcher of Speros will speak to small business owners on the top five ways to safeguard data on April 27 at a luncheon meeting of the Savannah Chapter of SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/technology-expert-keith-fletcher-speak-savannah-score-april-luncheon/

START A BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Why Savannah is a great place for starting a business in Georgia: http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/why-savannah-is-a-great-place-for-starting-a-business-in-georgia

SERVICE FIRST Real Estate Associates

(SAVANNAH, GA) A new real estate enterprise, SERVICE FIRST Real Estate Associates (sfrea™), was recently launched in the Savannah area. Founded by Joe Dyer, former franchisee of Checkers, Bojangles and Cold Stone Creamery, sfrea™ will focus on residential real estate services. For more information, please visit: https://carriagetradepr.com/new-real-estate-enterprise-service-first-real-estate-associates-opens-savannah/

POKER RUN

(SAVANNAH, GA) The local chapter of the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club announces that their annual Poker Run will be held Sunday, April 24 and will benefit the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS).  Registration for the 2.5 hour motorcycle run will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Southern Biker Gear in Richmond Hill.  Proceeds collected from the event will directly support LDSS. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/firefighters-select-lowcountry-syndrome-society-benefiting-charity-annual-poker-run/

SPRING FESTIVAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Skidaway presents its annual Skidaway Village Spring Family Festival Event at the Village on Skidaway Island. April 30 from 10am-3pm. Events include live music, “The Rogues”, face painting for children etc. For Further information, contact Bob Murphy at 912-598-7095, Skidaway Island Rotary Club  http://www.skidawayrotary.org

CITIZEN FOR CLEAN AIR AND WATER

(SAVANNAH , GA) There are 3 schools near Elba Island LNG Storage Facility off of President’s street. Please attend a Meeting Monday, May 2 from 7 to 8pm at a Public Forum sponsored by Citizen for Clean Air and Water. RSVP to: CWBSparalegal@aol.com Contact: Clete Bergen 912-233-8001

CLAY TOURNAMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Diabetes Association is hosting their largest fundraising event of the year – the 4th Annual Lawyers Guns & Money Sporting Clay Tournament. The event will start May 21 at 2 p.m. and be held at the Forest City Gun Club located at 9203 Ferguson Ave, Savannah, GA. The after party will begin at 6 p.m. and include BBQ, bourbon tasting, silent auction and live music by Connellis and The Train Wrecks Band. For more information, visit http://main.diabetes.org/site/Calendar?id=51315&view=Detail&utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=savannahkap2016&utm_campaign=EVENT&s_src=vanity&s_subsrc=savannahkap2016

 
BLOOD DRIVE
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, April 30, The American Red Cross will host the fourth annual Lori Dunham Gordon Memorial Blood Drive at the Savannah Mall, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The blood drive will be located on the lower level of the Savannah Mall, near Center Court between the Stuff Store and GNC. Donors will be entered to win several giveaways. This year’s goal for the drive is 25 units. Appointments are encouraged at redcrossblood.org, searching the Sponsor Code SAVMall. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/american-red-cross-announces-fourth-annual-lori-dunham-gordon-memorial-blood-drive/
DAWN BAKER’S SCHOLARSHIP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The third annual “Movement in the Park” Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Sunday, May 15 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Sponsored by Dawn Baker and Fleet Feet Savannah, the event will have a Dawning of a Miracle Mile walk/run, Zumba, yoga, vendors, and refreshments. Proceeds from this event will benefit Dawn Baker’s scholarship, “The Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship” which is a $1,000 grant awarded to a college-bound graduating female with a chronic/life-threatening illness or a senior who has succeeded in spite of adversity. http://www.dawnbakeronline.com/index.php?id=30

NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS MAY 12

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lead Actor of Where Hope Grows, David DeSanctis will be joining Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society as they present their 7th annual Night of Champions. The event will be held on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom located at 1 Resort Drive. This community event celebrates differently abled adults, including these with Down Syndrome, and recognizes the local businesses that employ them. For more information on this years event, visit http://nightofchampions.org

$12,500 GRANT TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. presented Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter (PPO) with a $12,500 grant to support the organization’s ongoing efforts to improve life for homeless, abused and runaway youth and their families in the Savannah community. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/bank-america-charitable-foundation-awards-12k-grant-park-place-outreach/

GOLF

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 37th annual Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America’s Dodd Family Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Club at Savannah Harbor.  All funds raised will benefit the Scoutreach program for low income, inner city youth.   $500 per team includes lunch, dinner and team photo for each participant, and the $600 Corporate Team also includes Hole Sponsorship.  Trophies and prizes will be awarded to winning teams. Register now by calling Angela Phillips at the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America at 912-927-7272, ext. 204 or email her at Angela.Phillips@Scouting.org.   https://coastalgeorgiabsa.doubleknot.com/event/1884150

JOB HUNTING?

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LAW

(THE BOWEN LAW GROUP) Located in Savannah, GA, The Bowen Law Group is a full-service corporate law firm that practices in areas including commercial, banking, entertainment, manufacturing, employment, healthcare, transportation and logistics and mediation services. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com

CRIME STOPPERS 16TH ANNUAL AZALEA RACE

(SAVANNAH, GA)   A challenge is being issued to gain bragging rights for the “Fastest Response Time” among law enforcement.  Register by 4/30 for discounts for CrimeStoppers 16th Annual Azalea Race Against Crime 5-10-15K race. May 7th is CrimeStoppers only annual fundraiser for the reward funds to assist victims of crime.  race/walk registration form or www.Active.com or at Fleet Feet Sports (Waters Ave.) or www.savannahchathamcrimestoppers.org

MANDALA COLORING MEDITATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Joy Ride for the Body and Soul.  Get reacquainted with your innate childlike freedom and joy during this yoga and mandala coloring meditation workshop.  Sunday May 1 at 1:00 SYC founder Kelley Boyd will lead you through an hour of Vinyassa Fow Yoga followed by an hour of storytelling and mandala coloring!  $20 in advance, $25 the day of.   Full details at www.savannahyoga.com/workshops

THE ROGUES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Skidaway presents its annual Skidaway Village Spring Family Festival Event at the Village on Skidaway Island. April 30 from 10am-3pm. Events include live music, “The Rogues”, face painting for children etc. For Further information, contact Bob Murphy at 912-598-7095, Skidaway Island Rotary Club (Web:  http://www.skidawayrotary.org)

NEWSLETTER

(SCORE) Don’t limit yourself to information when it could potentially help your business grow. Subscribe to SCORE’s newsletter and receive an abundance of educational offering and expert answers. For more information, visit www.score.org/newsletters

BLOOD DRIVE APRIL 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, April 30, The American Red Cross will host the fourth annual Lori Dunham Gordon Memorial Blood Drive at the Savannah Mall, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The blood drive will be located on the lower level of the Savannah Mall, near Center Court between the Stuff Store and GNC. Donors will be entered to win several giveaways. This year’s goal for the drive is 25 units. Appointments are encouraged at redcrossblood.org, searching the Sponsor Code SAVMall. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/american-red-cross-announces-fourth-annual-lori-dunham-gordon-memorial-blood-drive/

FIRST IMPRESSION

(BUSINESS INSIDER) How to Make a Brilliant First Impression
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WHEELCHAIR CLEANING EVENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will be hosting its Annual Wheelchair Cleaning Event April 30th from 10-12 at their office located at 5105 Paulsen Street, Suite 143-B. Enjoy food, fellowship, and entertainment while we make your wheelchair or scooter squeaky clean!  For more information, contact Denise Howard at 912.920.2414, dhoward@lifecil.com, or visit www.lifecil.com

ARBOR DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celebrate National Arbor Day with the Savannah Tree Foundation this week. In recognition of National Arbor Day on Friday, April 29th, the Savannah Tree Foundation will hold a fun, family celebration in Kavanaugh Park (Abercorn at E. 46th) from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday, April 27th.  A tree climbing demonstration will take place at 6pm by ISA Certified Arborist Shem Kendrick. Donations support the Savannah Tree Foundation’s tree planting fund. For more information, visit http://www.savannahtree.com/calendar/

DEWITT TILTON GROUP

(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) Andrew Dewitt has developed entire communities, including subdivisions, condominium and town home communities, office parks and historic renovations. He is also President of Dewitt, Cook & Associates, a full-service appraisal firm actively engaged in real estate valuation and consulting assignments including subdivisions, offices, industrial complexes and retail centers. He has been a pillar of the construction and real estate industry for more than 25 years.  For more information, visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

NETWORKING

(FORBES) 3 Fast Tips from a Master Networker
http://www.forbes.com/sites/garrettgunderson/2016/04/19/3-fast-tips-from-a-master-networker-to-quickly-go-from-zero-to-super-connector/#54b6c8d8bd04

GET FIT DON’T SIT DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) May 4 is National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day-Get Up and Move. The American Diabetes Association has compiled a lit of “10 Steps for Success” to aid in encouraging a healthy environment in the workplace for the day such as publicly encourage employees to commit to being physically active throughout the day and engage CEO and senior leadership in leading by example. To get more tips on ways to get an active workplace for National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, visit: http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/wellness-lives-here/mission-engagement-days/gfds/

GARDENING CLASSES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), Inc. will be hosting a series of Accessible Gardening Classes through the summer on the third Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. starting Wednesday, April 20 at their office located at 5105 Paulsen Street, Suite 143-B. Experienced Gardener, Denise Hutton will teach you how and when to plant your garden and how to properly maintain it. For more information, contact Jessica Mathis at 912.920.2414, jmathis@lifecil.com, or visit www.lifecil.com