(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 29, 2019

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10TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 
(SAVANNAH, GA) Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 9! Our favorite event, Night of Champions, is back for its 10th year! Night of Champions is LDSS’ integrated workforce advocacy event. It shares local success stories of the businesses that take a chance on employees who exceed expectations. This year, we are joined by national success-makers: John & Mark Cronin (John’s Crazy Socks) and Amy Wright (Bitty & Beau’s Coffee). For more information, please visit this link. 

7TH ANNUAL STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS – MAY 8

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 7th Annual State of Small Business in Chatham County, presented by Best Business Brokers and Wells Fargo & Company, will be held Wednesday, May 8, at the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College. Five area experts will present reports on measurable benchmarks relating to the health of Savannah’s small business community. The speakers will then hold a roundtable review to discuss the implications of the data and how it relates to small business owners. Doors open at 8 a.m. with refreshments available. Reports start at 8:30 a.m. and the roundtable will begin at 9:30. The event will end at 10 a.m. This event is free and open to the public but seats are limited. Registration is required through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-small-business-in-chatham-county-tickets-59453115870 State of Small Business in Chatham County , Best Business Brokers

RECAP VIDEO FROM ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Remember Roto-Rooter Savannah’s Royal Flush Casino Night? We haven’t forgotten either! Check out this recap video from our favorite night of the year HERE

VIDEO TOUR OF NEW JAGUAR LAND ROVER HILTON HEAD DEALERSHIP 

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Have you seen Peacock Automotive’s new Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Hilton Head? A beautiful facility, you can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe_tnAgKpqA&feature=youtu.be 

KOLE MANAGEMENT SELLS APARTMENT PORTFOLIO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Kole Management Co. is in the process of selling its portfolio of 13 apartment communities in two states to transition exclusively into property management. In its new form, the company will retain management of eleven of those properties.Kole put its multifamily portfolio on the market in November, and all of its properties are under contract with closing expected in April and May. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/commercial-real-estate/9177-april-25-kole-management-sells-apartment-portfolio,-focuses-solely-on-property-management.html  Kole Management company logo


LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA VISITS CAMDEN COUNTY FOR SESSION 3 OF 2019 PROGRAM

(ST. MARYS, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) members toured Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay as part of their third session of the year, as they studied the impact of various military installations on the region’s economy and also took a look at disaster preparedness. To learn more, please visit http://savannahceo.com/features/2019/04/leadership-southeast-georgia-tours-submarine-base-studies-military-impact-and-disaster-preparedness/

Leadership Southeast Georgia LSEGA

Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2019 – Camden County


HORIZONS SAVANNAH TO PARTICIPATE IN HORIZONS GIVING DAY MAY 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announced its participation in Horizons Giving Day, a national effort on May 15 with a single goal: to raise money to expand existing Horizons programs and bring Horizons to more students and their families. Horizons Savannah will engage in a competitive, yet friendly, race to raise funds online and in-person with more than 50 Horizons programs nationwide. All funds raised in support of Horizons Savannah will stay in the local community. To contribute to Horizons Savannah, visit www.HorizonsGivingDay.org/organizations/horizons-savannah

QUICK WAYS TO ENGAGE ON LINKEDIN

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Looking for the quickest (and most colorful) ways to engage on LinkedIn? Check out how to here: https://www.inc.com/amy-george/this-is-quickest-way-to-engage-on-linkedin-it-just-got-more-colorful-fun.html?cid=hmsub4 

PAULA KREISSLER FEATURED ON “DIFFERENCE MAKERS” PODCAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Morning News featured Paula Kreissler, Healthy Savannah’s Director of Healthy Living, on their “Difference Makers” podcast. If you are interested in health in any way (or if you aren’t), check out the podcast episode here: https://omny.fm/shows/from-the-newsroom-savannah-now/difference-makers-episode-23-healthy-savannah-dire 

MARJORIE YOUNG SPEAKS AT MONTHLY BUY LOCAL MEETING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local Savannah hosted Marjorie Young at their monthly luncheon on Thursday, April 25. Young, an experienced public relations consultant and president and CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations, presented “Five Top Business Insights.” To view a video of her speech, please visit https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/281331726107580/ 

Marjorie Young

Marjorie Young


UNITED WAY WOMEN UNITED HOST WOMEN WHO RULE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Women Who Rule is a fundraising event hosted by United Way WOMEN UNITED to support low-income women in finding dependable transportation.  The event showcases four female leaders in our community for an inspirational afternoon. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 8, from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. For tickets, please visit http://www.uwce.org/event


SAVANNAH SCORE AND SAVANNAH TECH PRESENT “HANDS ON QUICKBOOKS ONLINE TRAINING (INITIAL)”

(SAVANNAH, GA) A key to managing a successful business is installing a financial system which provides timely reporting and control. In this workshop, Lisa Reavis, CPA from Sand Dollar Accounting Firm will walk attendees through how to set up their QB Online account, setting up their chart of accounts, entering deposits and expenses, creating a basic invoice, using reports and more. This training will be for functionality of QuickBooks Online. This workshop will take place on May 8th from 11:30am – 1:30pm at Savannah Tech, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. The workshop fee is $30. Please call the Savannah SCORE office at 912-652-4335 or email us at scoresav70@gmail.com.

APRIL OPEN FOR BUSINESS® FOCUSES ON MICRO-INFLUENCERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) What is a micro-influencer, anyway? You can find out by watching the video from our April session of Open for Business®. Check it out here and leave any questions you have: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/2272231152816006/ 

YAPPY HOUR BENEFITS JASPER ANIMAL RESCUE MISSION

(HARDEEVILLE, SC) Peacock Subaru held another Yappy Hour celebration on April 11, 2019, to benefit Jasper Animal Rescue Mission. The local shelter brought multiple dogs to the showroom who were available for adoption. One lucky winner of THE golf putting contest went home with two tickets to the RBC Heritage golf tournament, including passes to the 104.9 The Surf hospitality tent on the 18th green at Harbour Town. These quarterly events assist animal welfare groups to showcase Peacock Subaru’s “Subaru Loves Pets” philosophy. To watch a video from the event, please visit https://youtu.be/Znrubce4TnI 

SUMMER 500 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah is in need of area business involvement to provide hands-on summer work opportunities for high school students as a part of its Summer 500 student intern program. The program begins with a week of career skills training on Monday, June 3 followed by eight weeks of employment with participating businesses. To become a Summer 500 supporter, visit https://www.savannahga.gov/1856/Summer-500-Businesses or contact Glenn Hull at ghull@savannahga.govor 912.525.3100 Ext. 8977

SAVANNAH AREA CHAMBER HOSTS COFFEE CHATS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Coffee Chats” on Tuesday, May 7, at 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Catholic Diocese Event Venue located at 2170 E. Victory Dr. The cost to attend is $12.00 for Chamber members. Purchase tickets here: http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=146 

2019 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS TO WATCH

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Marketing on social media never sleeps. Watch out for these 7 social media trends that are anticipated to come up in 2019: https://www.inc.com/john-hall/7-social-media-trends-brands-need-to-know-to-prepare-for-2019.html?cid=landermore 

BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY INNOVATES WITH NON-INVASIVE SKIN EXAM TECHNOLOGY

(BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA) Beaufort Dermatology of Pinnacle Medical Group is thrilled to present Vivascope 1500, the newest in skin cancer technology allowing the provider to make a diagnosis without removing any tissue. Pinnacle is the only practice in the area offering this advanced technology. In-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a non-invasive skin imaging modality for detecting diseases of the skin such as melanoma and other cancers. It can be used in place of biopsies in certain cases and is effective in viewing large skin lesions where a biopsy of the entire spot might be difficult. For more information, please visit http://lowcountryceo.com/news/2019/04/beaufort-dermatology-innovates-non-invasive-skin-exam-technology/ 

Dr. Klenke - Confocal Machine - Beaufort Dermatology

Dr. Audrey Klenke of Beaufort Dermatology using the Vivoscope 1500.


ROUSH’S DELIVERY SERVICE BREAKS GROUND ON NEW WAREHOUSE FLEX SPACE

(GARDEN CITY, GA) Savannah-based commercial construction firm, the Dewitt Tilton Group held groundbreaking ceremonies in Garden City for a 30,000-square-foot warehouse/office building for Roush’s Delivery Service. The pre-engineered metal building will include 3,500 square feet of heated and cooled office space. The building is dock-high all the way around, and the office portion will be configured as two stories. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190419/roushs-delivery-service-to-expand

Dewitt Tilton Group

(left to right): Brooke Phillips, Small Business and Events Manager for Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Savannah; Marcia Daniel, Garden City Councilmember; Kim Thomas, Director of Operations at The Dewitt Tilton Group; Andrew DeWitt, Principal of The Dewitt Tilton Group; Chris Tilton, Principal of The Dewitt Tilton Group; Mayor Don Bethune, Garden City Mayor; Mike Roush Jr., General Manager of Roush’s Delivery Service; Mike Roush, President of Roush’s Delivery Service; Debbie Ruiz, Garden City Councilmember; Ed Cook of Roush’s Delivery Service.


MEDITATION FOR STRESS RELIEF LECTURE TOMORROW

(SAVANNAH, GA) The first of four 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health education events, scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, will feature a free lunchtime lecture on the benefits of meditation for stress relief. The lecture will be presented at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. The session will be presented by longtime meditation instructor Cleveland Beach who has been leading such classes for more than 25 years. For more information or to register, please visit www.healthysavannah.org 

Cleveland Beach, Enmarket Encourage Health Series

Cleveland Beach, Enmarket Encourage Health Series


HEADS-UP GUIDANCE SERVICES, INC. TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL SAVANNAH DERBY DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Heads-Up Guidance Services, Inc. (HUGS) will be hosting its first annual Savannah Derby Day on Saturday, May 4th at 24e. in Savannah. The Kentucky Derby Themed event will hold a fashion contest, a Whiskey Wall Pull and several horse races throughout the night with an array of prizes up for grabs. This ticketed event is open to the public. Tickets must be purchased in advance through either the Eventbrite link or by visiting the HUGS website. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/savannah-derby-day-benefiting-hugs-of-savannah-tickets-59441819081

ROTARY DISTRICT 6920 SEEKING PUBLIC’S HELP IN PACKING 100,000 MEALS ON MAY 4

(SAVANNAH, GA) Rotary District 6920 will host a 100,000 Meals Packing Event on Saturday, May 4, as part of the Rotary partnership with Rise Against Hunger. Participants will work to pack 100,000 meals in only two hours. Rise Against Hunger will send these meals to countries that are in crisis survival mode around the globe. Both conference attendees and members of the public are welcome to volunteer. The event will take place at the Jekyll Island Convention Center, located at 75 Beachview Drive N., Jekyll Island, Ga. For more information, please visit http://www.rotarydistrict6920.org/ 

CHRIS TILTON LAUNCHES “INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY” PODCAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group construction firm, recently launched a podcast featuring stories of inspiration, kindness and positivity, and the company will reward people who help find those stories with a $300 donation to the charity of the winning nominator’s choice. The podcast can be accessed at YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and everywhere else podcasts can be found. View the first episode here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EgdS0dh9UY

CECILIA RUSSO TURNER NAMED 2019 COMMUNITY STAR

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo Turner was recognized at Savannah Technical College as a 2019 Community STAR for her service to Savannah and the southeast region. This award honors people who make our world a better place – through their dedication at work, community leadership, or volunteer service. Congratulations, Cecilia! For more information, please visit http://www.wtoc.com/2019/04/13/savannah-technical-college-honors-tribute-community-stars/  

MIKE HUGHES SPEAKS TO LOCAL ROTARY CLUB

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy president, Mike Hughes, gave a powerful and impactful speech at the Rotary Club of Savannah regarding the “New Bethesda.” Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/112707498760536/videos/977167812489159/ 

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA ANNOUNCES ALUMNI PROGRAM CHAIRS

(SAVANNAH/STATESBORO, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) has named two of its graduates – Jennifer Abshire, of Abshire Public Relations, and Tal Johnson, of Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon – as the chairs of the Leadership Southeast Georgia’s Alumni Program. For more information about LSEGA, please visit www.lsega.com 

HOW TO GET INTO THE FILM INDUSTRY – CHARLES BOWEN

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) Wondering how in the world you could find yourself in the film industry one day? Charles Bowen has an idea! In this Connect Savannah article, he shares his tips and wise words. Check it out here: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/how-to-get-into-the-film-industry/Content?oid=12332716 

Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen


PALLIATIVE CARE – HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that palliative care is NOT necessarily end-of-life care? There is so much help we can offer you, your friends and family members who have a progressive illness. Please watch this 60-second video as Dr. Benton, CEO of Hospice Savannah explains: https://youtu.be/Y3ykDAQNcgU 

10 STORIES, 10 WEEKS, 1 CAUSE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Will Gruver is running as an All Star Alumni Candidate in the annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign. Will initially ran as a Candidate in the spring of 2014. Since that time, he has been heavily involved with the campaign. He decided to run again as an All Star candidate, in which he will represent Savannah on a National stage, competing against others from around the United States. As part of the “awareness” portion of his campaign, Will has created a video series intitled ’10 Stories, 10 Weeks, 1 Cause’. To go along with the ten week fundraising competition, he has chosen ten local individuals who each have a chance to tell their story about how cancer has affected their life. Now in it’s ninth week, the videos have created a buzz on Facebook with people excited to hear the next one each Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. This week’s video can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/willgruverallstar/videos/1173718649476385/ 


THANK YOU TO LS3P ASSOCIATES, LTD.

(SAVANNAH, GA) LS3P ASSOCIATES, LTD. is one of the Excellence Sponsors for the 2019 Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) program. LS3P’s mission is to engage their clients and communities, to design meaningful places, with proven results that transform. For more information, please visit http://www.ls3p.com/ourhistory/ 

MEET LUCY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Lucy! Lucy is a seven to eight-year old female chihuahua mix. Little Lucy was found wandering around by herself in Rincon. She clearly hadn’t been taken well care of, but she’s feeling much better now! She’s just ready for a home. For more information on Lucy or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit  https://www.facebook.com/willgruverallstar/videos/1173718649476385/