Local headlines distributed each Monday morning on Carriage Trade PR’s Local NewsWIRE.
MARJORIE YOUNG HOSTS TRAINING EVENT FOR CRISIS PR MANAGEMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young, CEO and President of Carriage Trade Public Relations™, trained members of the American Society of Safety Engineers – Savannah Chapter in crisis management strategies. For more information, visit
SAVANNAH BASED FILM COMPANY, SILVER LINE FILMS, ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Silver Line Films, LLC has announced it is set to begin production of a new independent feature film, “Take 2 For Faith,” an inspirational drama starring Patrick Muldoon, Deana Carter, Nia Sioux, Dallas Lovato, Aaron O’Connell and Joel Rush; and directed by Nancy Criss. Janelle Arthur, Top 5 finalist on American Idol and 16 time Grand Ole Opry performer, will be portraying the lead role of Faith Winters in the film. Written by Jason Usry and Kenneth Lemm and produced by Savannahian Chris Helton with Gabrielle Evans Fields, “Take 2 For Faith” is the inspiring story of a Nashville country music legend who seeks refuge in her rural Texas hometown following a public fall from grace. For more information on Silver Line Films, visit http://silverlinetv.com/
SPEROS HIRES RIK LASPISA AS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a Savannah-based technology company, announces they have hired Rik LaSpisa as their new account executive. LaSpisa is a Buffalo, NY native and graduate of Houghton College with a B.S. in Business Management. He brings over thirteen years of experience in integrated IT and audiovisual systems design and integration. To learn more about LaSpisa, visit http://www.speros.com
GOODWILL TO HOLD RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW RETAIL STORE IN KINGSLAND, GA ON SEPT 1
(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire will celebrate the opening of its newest retail location in Kingsland on Thursday, September 1. The 10,758 sq.ft. building at 6100 Highway 40 East, Kingsland, Ga., will house a 6,200 sq.ft. thrift store as well as a drive-up donation center and production facility. Goodwill will host a three-day grand opening celebration beginning with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 1. For more information, visit
COMMISSIONER TIM ECHOLS ANNOUNCES “UNHOLY TOUR” IN SAVANNAH ON SEPTEMBER 20
(SAVANNAH, GA) Commissioner Tim Echols is hosting an “Unholy Tour” in Savannah on Tuesday, September 20 at the Coastal Georgia Center, 05 Fahm Street in Savannah, Georgia. Busses will tour areas susceptible to human trafficking and the sex trade. The tour will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. To RSVP, visit
SANDFLY WOMEN IN BUSINESS MET WITH COMMISSIONER HELEN STONE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition met with Commissioner Helen Stone to speak about current events in the community. To learn more, visit http://www.wtoc.com/clip/
SAVANNAH MALL’S BASS PRO SHOPS HUNTING CLASSIC ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Fall Hunting Classic, an annual tradition for millions of hunters and sportsmen across North America, returns to Bass Pro Shops locations throughout the U.S. and Canada through August 28. Kids are invited to come to their local Bass Pro Shops Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend. This family-friendly, free event includes a free craft, workshop, giveaway, photo download and activities. For more information, http://www.savannahmall.com
SCCPSS IS HOSTING FOUR INFORMATION SESSIONS ON TEACHING WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is hosting “The Alternative Pathway to Teaching” information sessions on Thursday, September 22. These sessions will be located at the Whitney Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah GA. The times for the sessions are 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. All participants must pre-register at http://www.teachsavannah.com. For more information email Dr. Heather Bilton at email@example.com.
SAVANNAH YOGA CENTER WORKSHOP FOR AUGUST 28
(SAVANNAH,GA) Couples Toolbox Labor and Delivery Workshop with Ann Carroll. This hands-on, two-hour class is designed for a mom and her spouse, partner, friend, mom, or whoever will be supporting her during labor and delivery. It’s a unique and fun way to prepare for this special time. Plan to bring an exercise ball. The workshop will be held Sunday, August 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Full details at
SAVANNAH JAYCEES DATE NIGHT AUCTIONS BRINGS IN MONEY AND FUN
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees hosted a date night auction on August 4 at Club One. The Jaycees were able to raise thousands of dollars for the 11 non-profit organizations that they partner with. Bunny Ware, Savannah Morning News, wrote about this “uber successful, hilariously wild, and lightly scandalous charity fundraiser.” Visit
KINGFISHER POND DISCOVERY CENTER PROJECT LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING WEBSITE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges has launched their first major fund-raising campaign. The Kingfisher Pond Discovery Center Project hopes to raise $350,000 to construct a four-season free-standing classroom adjacent to the Visitor Center on the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge on US 17 halfway between Savannah and Hardeeville. For more information, visit their new website at http://kingfisher-
CYNTHIA WRIGHT HOLDS TRAINING SESSION ON SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, Director of Communications at Carriage Trade Public Relations™, presented information on creating a social media policy to the Savannah Spills Response Corporation. For more information, visit
SAVANNAH GREEK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED FOR OCT. 6
(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The 66th 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.
ISLE OF HOPE COMMUNITY POOL AND CLUB HOSTS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m., the Isle of Hope Community Pool and Club will host a cornhole tournament. The cost is $50 per team of two, this includes dinner, beer and pool access. The kid’s tournament is $20 per team of two. Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. and play will begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (912) 695-0131.
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION OFFICE SPACE TIP
(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) Dewitt Tilton Group understands the difficult tasks of determining what kind of office space is best needed for a business or organization. A few questions to consider: What does one do in the office? What sort of feeling does it need to evoke? For example, is one looking for a high-energy environment or one that is more calm and tranquil? For more considerations, visit
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RAPE CRISIS CENTER TO BENEFIT FROM WOMEN ROCK SAVANNAH BEAUTY EVENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Jules More Than Makeup (JMTM) and Women Rock will partner for a beauty event on Saturday, August 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is meant to teach women how to simplify their beauty routine while maximizing their time. 20% of purchases made from JMTM that evening will be donated to the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire. Attendees will also have a chance to purchase a ticket to the upcoming Women Rock! Savannah Conference. The location for the event is at the JMTM Studio on Broughton Street. To register, visit http://
RED, WHITE, AND BLUE MEMORIAL BBQ
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is set to host the Red, White and Blue BBQ. The second annual BBQ, to benefit The Two Hundred Club’s Fallen Heroes Memorial, will feature live music, delicious barbecue, Coca-Cola products and beer. The event will be held in Ellis Square on Saturday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit
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PARK PLACE OUTREACH WELCOMES NEW TREASURER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach is pleased to announce Jennifer Widincamp as the organization’s secretary on the board of directors. Widincamp’s main duties will include budgeting for the organization and financial review. She received her Bachelors Degree in Finance from Georgia State University and her Bachelors in Accounting from Auburn University. To learn more visit
AIR THERM HIRES NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER
(Savannah, GA) Air Therm Company, Inc., of Savannah, is pleased to announce that Beth Bock has joined its team of heating, ventilating and air conditioning professionals as customer service manager. Bock will be responsible for ensuring a satisfactory experience for customers. For more information, visit
STARTING A BUSINESS IN SAVANNAH
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SAVE THE DATE: LDSS BUDDY WALK ON OCTOBER 1
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will hold their 11th annual Buddy Walk at Forsyth Park on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. Last year’s event welcomed over 5,000 participants and this year LDSS is hoping to have even more community members come out and raise awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. For more information on the event, please visit: http://ldssga.org/#
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THIRD WELLNESS WORKSHOP HOSTED BY BUTLER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Butler Presbyterian Church will be hosting it’s third wellness workshop on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6:00 p.m. This is the third out of the four-part series, Dr. Lakeia M. Manor will teach how the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism and how to improve your quality of life. It is located at 603 Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31405. For more information and to reserve your seat, please call the church office at 912-236-7747.
SCORE OFFERS “BUSINESS LAUNCHPAD” WORKSHOP ON SEPTEMBER 10
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE will be offering the “Business Launchpad” workshop again. It will take place on September 10 at the SCORE office, 111 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401. This is designed for people who want to start a business or for people who have recently gone into business. This daylong workshop provides all the key elements of SCORE’S “Simple Steps to Starting a Business.” For more information visit, https://savannah.score.org/
SAVANNAH UNITED IN PRAYER EVENT ON SEPT. 11
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Community Intercessors, a group of Savannah churches, will hold a community event, “Savannah United in Prayer,” on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the band shell in Forsyth Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The public, along with several Savannah-area churches and community members, is invited to gather for a time of group reflection and prayer. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/
BEST OF SAVANNAH PARTY
HOW BUILDINGS AFFECT YOUR MISSION TO A HEALTHY LIFE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Denise Grabowski will present “10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to Healthy Life” as the third of four lectures in the 2016 Encourage Health Education Series. The lecture will be hosted at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah on Tuesday, August 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP at http://healthysavannah.org/
FUNDRAISER FOR ANIMALS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc. (FOA) is hosting its 18th Annual Auction, BARKOUT AT THE O-KAT CORRAL, on Saturday, August 27, at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen Street from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $45.00 per person. Purchase tickets at http://www.
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The world’s largest leadership conference, presented by SCORE, will be held September 16 at the Coastal Georgia Center. For more information, visit http://LeadercastSavannah.com
HAVE A BUSINESS IDEA TO SHARE WITH SAVANNAH?
(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups (1MC), a program of the Kauffman Foundation, is seeking entrepreneurs to share their new business ideas with a weekly audience. Participants receive feedback and exposure with the opportunity to strengthen their idea and gain connections in the Savannah community. 1MC meets every Wednesday at the Creative Coast 9-10a. Apply to present online: www.1millioncups.com/Savannah
EDEL CAREGIVER INSTITUTE HOSTS YOGA RELAY FUNDRAISER
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Edel Caregiver Institute will host a power yoga relay event on Friday, August 26 between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the institute. The cost is a $25 donation per person. The Edel Caregiver Institute is a new community resource supporting unpaid family caregivers through providing practical hands-on classes, wellness trainings, referrals to community resources, and education on caring for loved ones with a serious illness and disability. The Edel Caregiver Institute is located at 6000 Business Center Drive, off Chatham Parkway in Savannah. All participants can register that day or prior to at www.SavannahPowerYoga.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS™ AND CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING ANNOUNCE FALL 2016 INTERN
(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations™ and Cecilia Russo Marketing announce fall 2016 intern, Brooke Sheeler. Sheeler’s responsibilities include media relations, writing and distributing press releases, SEO, researching keywords, social media management, and community relations. She is a recent graduate of Slippery Rock University with a B.S in public relations and a minor in business administration. She will be furthering her studies while working with CTPR and CRM with a master’s in Integrated Marketing and Communications. For more information, visit
ADOPT SAMMY – A FEMALE GREAT PYRENEES
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Sammy is a 9-year-old female great Pyrenees that is looking for a forever home. She is a lovable dog that does well with other dogs, cats and kids. Stop by the Coastal Pet Rescue and visit Sammy, learn more at