(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, April 8, 2019

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ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH PRESENTS $7,896.48 TO LOCAL RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah presented $7,896.48 to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire to support their mission to provide a restful, comfortable place for children and their families to find refuge and support as they receive medical treatment at nearby hospitals. The funds were raised during the organization’s inaugural Royal Flush Casino Night attended by more than 200 people on Feb. 28 at the Savannah Station. For the full story, please visit https://www.wtoc.com/2019/04/02/roto-rooter-plumbers-presents-check-ronald-mcdonald-house/

Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

Bill Sorochak, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire (left), accepts a $7,896.48 check presentation from Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah (center), and Shantina Ferguson-Waldburg, Operations Coordination Department Manager (right), from proceeds raised at the 2019 Royal Flush Casino Night.


BETHESDA ACADEMY AND GEORGIA SOUTHERN PARTNER TO CONDUCT RESEARCH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Students at Bethesda Academy, a residential and day school for boys in grades six through 12, are joining forces with chemistry students from Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus to try to answer questions on how gardening methods impact the nutritional value of produce. Bethesda will offer the local organic testing ground and, in exchange, students will get the opportunity to engage with chemists in hands-on learning activities. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/04/bethesda-academy-and-georgia-southern-university-partner-agricultural-research/

Bethesda Academy

(Left to right) Miranda Smith, Biochemistry Student at Georgia Southern University; Amari McDonald, Biochemistry Student at Georgia Southern University; Suzanne Carpenter, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University; Merrin Slocombe, Director of Farm and Garden at Bethesda Academy; Jakari Flowers, 10th Grade Student at Bethesda Academy; Richard Wallace, Professor of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University


ROUSH’S DELIVERY SERVICE TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW WAREHOUSE FLEX SPACE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based commercial construction firm, the Dewitt Tilton Group will hold groundbreaking ceremonies on Thursday, April 18, in Garden City for a 30,000-square-foot warehouse/office building for Roush’s Delivery Service. The groundbreaking will be at 11 a.m. at the construction site, Lot 6 West Chatham Business Park in Garden City. For more information, please
visit https://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/RoushDeliveryServiceInc/?rf=92309277441852 


2019 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. Interested parties can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=59453115870 

MEDITATION FOR STRESS RELIEF LECTURE APRIL 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) The first of four 2019 Enmarket 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


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’ 10th Annual 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 https://ldssga.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=31c9dac9bc122b5c21e069c62&id=20f4ede193&e=74ce931be4 

YOUNG NAMED AS HOSPICE SAVANNAH OFFICER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah has named its 2019-20 Board of Directors and Officers. William Keightley was named as Chair and Marjorie Young, founder and CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations, was named as the Secretary for the coming year. For a full list of the officers and board members visit, https://www.augustachronicle.com/business/20190330/newsmakers-hospice-savannah-names-board-officers 

Marjorie Young, CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.

Marjorie Young, CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.


LOCAL SCORE NAMED CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

(SAVANNAH, GA) The local SCORE Chapter was named the “2019 Mid-Market Chapter of the Year” in recognition of its achievements and contributions to Savannah’s entrepreneurial and small business community. For more information, please visit https://savannah.score.org 

BUILD AN ENGAGED LINKEDIN COMMUNITY

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Wondering how to build an engaged community on LinkedIn? Read this informative article: https://business.linkedin.com/marketing-solutions/blog/l/linkedin-groups-101-how-to-build-an-engaged-community-on-linkedin  

CHARLES BOWEN HONORED BY GEORGIA STATE SENATE

(ATLANTA, GA) A resolution passed by the Georgia State Senate has recognized Savannah attorney Charles “Bo” Bowen for his services to both the state’s entertainment industry and to its legal profession. In addition, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger honored Bowen as an “Outstanding Georgia Citizen.” Congratulations, Bo! Read the full story here: http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/03/attorney-charles-bowen-honored-georgia-senate-resolution-and-outstanding-georgia-citizen-award/

Charles Bowen

(Left to Right): State Sen. Lester Jackson, State Rep. Craig Gordon, Alayna Bowen, Charles ‘Bo’ Bowen, State Sen. Ben Watson and Alexandra Bowen.


SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS WORKSHOP FOR GROWING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

(Savannah, GA) What do you need to know to create a successful business? Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a small business owner, you need real-world tools, knowledge and insights in order to succeed. The “Business Launchpad: How to Start, Manage, and Grow A Successful Business” workshop offers exactly that. This workshop will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00am – 3:30pm at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. Please call the Savannah SCORE office at 912-652-4335 or email us at scoresav70@gmail.com. The session fee is $69 ($39 for students) includes all workshop materials, lunch, beverages, and a flash drive with all workshop content.

SIXTH YEAR OF ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES KICKS OFF

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah announced the selected speakers for its sixth annual Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series at a kickoff event at Cha Bella Restaurant, 102 East Broad St. The popular speaker series presented in a lunch-and-learn format offers the public a free opportunity to hear local experts discuss health-related topics in a non-commercial atmosphere. The first lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 30. For more information on the 2019 series and the kickoff event, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/events-opportunities/9086-march-29-enmarket-and-healthy-savannah-kickoff-sixth-annual-enmarket-encourage-health-educational-series.html  Encourage Health

WARNER PEACOCK NAMED JASPER COUNTY’S BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Warner Peacock, chairman and CEO of Peacock Automotive, has been named the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year.The announcement came during the chamber’s March 28 banquet at the Chelsea Plantation. The event marked the 60th annual installation and awards banquet for the group, as well as the 29th annual Jasper on the Move Celebration. The Jasper County Chamber of Commerce presents its business person of the year annual award to an individual judged to exhibit “the qualities of a model business person.” For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9087-march-29-warner-peacock-named-jasper%E2%80%99s-business-person-of-the-year.html 

Caption: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Marty Sauls, President of Jasper County Chamber of Commerce; Jill Jauch, Marketing Director of Peacock Automotive; Sheree Darien, Jasper County Chamber of Commerce Board Member.


CYNTHIA CRADDUCK APPOINTED TO STATE JAYCEES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Cradduck, a Savannah-based marketing and public relations professional, has been elected to the Georgia Jaycees’ state executive committee, where she will serve as Vice President of Communications. She is joined on the executive committee by Danielle Fields, President; Katie Harris, Vice President of Community Development; Allen Farley, Vice President of Membership and Chad Brown, Chairman of the Board. Congratulations, Cynthia! We are so proud of you! For more information on the Georgia Jaycees, please visit www.georgiajaycees.com Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing_5920

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HOSTS SECOND SESSION

(STATESBORO, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held the second of its five sessions for 2019 in Bulloch County with an agenda that took the members from Georgia Southern University’s campus to a working farm in Brooklet. The recent session had two focuses: agribusiness and educational opportunities in the region and their impact on economic development. Among the locations the group visited were Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro campus, Southeast Bulloch High School, Nellwood Farms in Brooklet and Ogeechee Technical College. For more information, please visit http://www.lsega.com/ leadership southeast georgia

WRIGHT SECURITY SYSTEMS CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY IN BUSINESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based home and office security provider, Wright Security Systems, Inc. celebrates 30 years in business. Wright Security Systems, an authorized Alarm.com dealer, specializes in the design, installation, service and monitoring of security and fire alarm systems. The company also offers video recording and in-home automation for both residential and commercial markets. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/04/wright-security-systems-celebrates-30th-anniversary-business/

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GOOGLE ANALYTICS

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Are you confused or intimidated by Google Analytics? The platform is useful and powerful, but users have to really understand how to navigate it. The ultimate guide to learning how to use Google Analytics in 2019 can be found here: https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/google-analytics 

UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE CELEBRATES 2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire celebrated the local impact made possible by the successful $8.4 million fundraising campaign in 2018 led by Campaign Chair Larry Silberman. Outgoing Board Chair Steve Pound, board members, and volunteers whose efforts made the campaign and work of the United Way possible over the past year were recognized and new board members honored. Read the full story here: https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190404/united-way-of-coastal-georgia-recaps-year-of-community-support 

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 sixth 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/846143859063374/ 


VOLUNTEER WITH DAWN’S DAUGHTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Looking for volunteer opportunities? Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy is looking for guidance counselors willing to volunteer their time! Learn more information here: https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190323/volunteer-opportunities 

RUSSO’S FRESH SEAFOOD IN BLUFFTON TO OPEN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Third-generation “fishmonger,” Charles Russo III will open Russo’s Fresh Seafood in Bluffton, a 4,050-square-foot production facility and and wholesale market, this summer. For 73 years, the Russo family has been serving and providing “boat to table” seafood to the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry. For more information, please visit https://www.islandpacket.com/news/business/article227130764.html?fbclid=IwAR1fi3_sjQku7EdsbqKg_mVm1oR3gx6ZSN7AVF5SJGfzqIODgWhln-8iKsU

ENMARKET OPENS ON POOLER PARKWAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, a Savannah-based chain of convenience stores, built a new 6,366-square-foot store on Pooler Parkway across the street from the soon-to-open St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler Campus.The new store features the chain’s first drive-through window, serving fresh food and beverages from Enmarket’s proprietary restaurant, The Eatery. It also features touchless restrooms, exposed ceilings, spacious parking and outdoor seating. For more information, visit https://csnews.com/enmarket-opens-its-first-store-drive-thru  Enmarket Pooler Location Exterior

SHERRY DANIEL JOINS BOARD FOR PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. For more information, visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9058-march-19-roto-rooter-ceo-sherry-daniel-appointed-to-park-place-outreach-board-of-directors.html

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah


CELEBRATE TRIUMPHS OF THOSE WITH DOWN SYNDROME

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kayla Johnson, Executive Director of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS), shares her story in this beautiful article regarding World Down Syndrome Day. Read the full article here: https://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20190320/kayla-johnson-column-celebrate-triumphs-of-those-with-down-syndrome-and-their-families

Kayla Johnson, Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society


FREE ORAL HEALTH SCREENINGS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that the month of April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? In the United States, one person dies every 60 minutes because of oral cancer. In an effort to help people detect the disease early on which can increase survival rates to as much as 90 percent, Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental and Premier Dental Designs is offering free cancer screenings at both locations on Thursday, April 11 and Thursday, April 25. The exams only take a few minutes, but they normally cost as much as $80. While the screenings will be free, an appointment is necessary. For more information in Rincon, please contact Premier Dental Designs by calling (912) 826-4037 or visiting http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/. For Savannah residents, please call (912) 349-0472 or visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/  Angela Canfield

SAVANNAH NAMED #2 ON SOUTHERN LIVING’S “BEST CITIES IN THE SOUTH” LIST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Our favorite city has landed the no. 2 spot on Southern Living’s top 10 list of best cities in the South. Can we blame them for loving our city as much as we do? Check out the full article here: https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190404/southern-living-savannah-is-second-best-city-in-south-still-cant-leap-charleston-for-top-spot

HOSPICE SAVANNAH CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF THE ART OF LIVING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s  Board members invite the community to celebrate 40 years of “The Art of Living”  at a Summer Nights Party and Art Auction featuring paintings, sculpture and jewelry from 40 of Savannah’s finest artists.This fun event will take place on Thursday, May 23 at Cha Bella, 102 E. Board Street between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. There will be an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and D.J. Basik Lee will be spinning tunes!  The 40 artists include Betsy Cain, Preston Russell, Daniel E. Smith, Bellamy Murphy, Kristen Baird, Susie Chisholm and many more. For more information, including the entire list of artists, or to buy a ticket please visit https://artauction.eventbrite.com 

BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet up with other Savannah Chamber members at April Business Connection on April 11 at the Savannah Country Club. Bring a stack of business cards to exchange while you’re networking at one of Savannah’s most historic golf venues. This event is open to Chamber Members for $10 or guests for $25, for information on becoming a chamber member contact Cynthia at savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com. To RSVP to the event, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/april-business-connection-at-savannah-country-club-april-11/

THANK YOU SAVANNAH AIRPORT COMMISSION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Airport Commission is one of the Excellence Sponsors for the 2019 Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) program. The vision of the Savannah Airport Commission is to provide safe, secure and efficient facilities, to provide air service and to promote the economic development of the airport and the region as a whole. For more information, please visit  https://savannahairport.com/business/about/our-team/ 

HOLES FORE HEROES – MAY 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Georgia Apartment Association will host its third annual Holes Fore Heroes golf tournament benefitting the NLF Veteran’s Village on May 17. The tournament will take place at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Sponsors’ deadline to sign-up is May 3, and golfers may register until May 10. For more information, please visit https://www.coastalga-apt.org/events/2019holesforeheroes

MEET MEL

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Mel! Mel is a four-month old female Shar Pei mix. She is a total love bug, and she is also blind! She uses her other senses to make up for her lack of sight, but this doesn’t stop her! Mel loves humans, other dogs and cats. She is the perfect companion for someone who has the time to devote to her. For more information on Mel or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit  http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-540-mel/