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(BiS) In Sandy’s Wake: 5 things you should know about flood insurance: column by Bernard Williams Insurance:  http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2012-12-11/sandys-wake-what-you-should-know-about-flood-insurance#.UM6JdLabMmU


(Generations NEXT) Savannah Magazine and BiS are again seeking the city’s next business leaders under the age of 40 to find the most promising and passionate individuals in our community who are focused not only on profits, but also on progress and philanthropy.

Nominate individuals here:  http://savannahmagazine.com/2012/11/26/catch-a-rising-star/   

Winners will be featured in the March/April issue of Savannah Magazine and in the Wednesday, March 6, issue of BiS. DEADLINE TODAY.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The annual Mountain Film on Tour Festival will be in Savannah the weekend of January 18-19, at the Trustees Theater. Tickets are available NOW at  www.scadboxoffice.com


(SAVANNAH, GA) –Spine & Sport, a local, privately owned physical therapy, occupational therapy, and personal training company, has made Inc. Magazine’s 500|5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America for the fourth consecutive year. www.spinesport.org
(SAVANNAH, GA) Follow SAVANNAH COMMUNITY HEADLINES™ on TWITTER  http://twitter.com/carriagetradepr  

(BUSINESS WEEK) The Worst CEOS of 2012: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-13/the-worst-ceos-of-2012?cmpid=linkedin

(SCORE) Small Business Owners, mark your calendar for the Third Thursday of each month, for area experts giving their TOP TEN TIPS on various subjects. First lecture will be "How to get the most from your Social Media",  on January 17, 2013 from 11:30 – 1pm at 111 East Liberty Street. FREE. RSVP 912.652.4335.  Noah Yaughn, the owner of Arc Media Group will be the speaker.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is invited to 2 groundbreakings for 2 new libraries:
Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 1 P.M. at New Islands Library Site, corner of Johnny Mercer Blvd & Whitemarsh Island Road. The second ground breaking will be at 3:30pm that same day, at the New Garden City Library, 100 Central Ave, Garden City Town Center.
For more information, please contact Warnell Benford
at (912) 652-3603 or benfordw@liveoakpl.org

(LINKEDIN.COM) 6 PR and social media predictions for 2013. http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/45962.aspx# #1) LinkedIn is the new Facebook.

(SAVANNAH, GA) TEAMS FORMING NOW: The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society invites Savannah area businesses and groups to participate in the inaugural "Time Starts Now!" Competition, on Wednesday, January 24, 2013 at Benedictine Military School Gym. Teams will compete in "Minute to Win It"-style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. All funds raised will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society programs and activities. MORE INFO

(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) Park Place Outreach-Youth Emergency Shelter, a temporary shelter and outreach service that serves youth from Savannah and the surrounding area, has received a $50,000 donation from the Joseph & Mary Dobransky Foundation: http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2012-12-12/couple-donate-50000-parkplace-outreach#.UM6KTrabMmU

(GEORGIA TREND) Attorneys from Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP have been selected for 2012 Legal Elite, Georgia Trend’s magazine’s listing of the state’s top lawyers:  Todd M. Baiad, Carlton E. Joyce, Benjamin W. Karpf, John G. Lientz, John B. Manly, Melanie L. Marks and Gregory G. Sewell

(SAVANNAH, GA) The community is invited to attend Alive in Savannah, a three-day, family-friendly event featuring a fitness competition, relay races, live music, inflatables, a rock climbing wall, 5K, 10K and ¼ mile races, and more. The festivities begin on Saturday, December 29 and culminate with a New Year’s Eve celebration on Monday, December 31. All events will take place at Grand Prize Park on Hutchinson Island, and tickets are $25-$60. Visit www.aliveinsavannah.com for more information and to register.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based apartment management company, Kole Management, announces that Scott Winslow has joined the company as Director of Property Management. For more information on Kole Management, please visit


(SAVANNAH, GA) Take a walk back in time! Free walking tours of the historic Bonaventure Cemetery are offered year-round on the second Sunday of each month. Guides depart from the intersection of Mullryne and Wiltberger Ways at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. A typical tour lasts about an hour. www.savannahga.gov


(SAVANNAH, GA.) Mary Ann Horne has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as an Associate Broker. She recently moved to The Landings from New York where she was a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. An Associate Broker who has been in the real estate industry for over 20 years, she was a longtime member of The Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Gold Circle of Excellence as a top producer. Horne is a certified Senior Real Estate Specialist, a Certified Buyer Broker, and a Luxury Real Estate Specialist, and is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. www.celiadunnsir.com   


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