By February 10, 2013Local NewsWIRE


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(SAVANNAH GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire and its partners in the community invite the public to attend a ground breaking ceremony for their new retail store and Job Connection Center at 10 am, Thursday, February 14 at the corner of Godley Station Boulevard on Pooler Parkway. Brian Felder & Associates, Thomas and Hutton Engineering, and J.T. Turner Construction are custom developing the estimated 17,079 sq. ft. building to be the most energy efficient of all the Coastal Empire Goodwill facilities.  

Goodwill staff, the Pooler Chamber of Commerce, local business owners, community and Pooler government leaders will gather for the event at the site, located just of the Pooler Parkway at the Corner of Godley Station Boulevard. Light refreshments will be served. www.goodwillsavannah.org  



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(BLUFFTON, SC) Enmark Stations, Inc. will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location in Bluffton, SC on Friday, February 22 from 11 am to 2 pm. The station, located on the corner of Highway 278 and Island West Park (501 Island West Park), is the company’s fourth store in Bluffton. The ribbon cutting will take place at noon. For more information on Enmark Stations, Inc., please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarkstations.com.


(SAVANNAH, GA) Small business owners are invited to attend the SPEED MENTORING CONFERENCE April 4 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Top executives will share their tips on SEO, social media, marketing, and more. Tickets are $19.95; includes lunch. The keynote speaker is Professor Luke Pittaway from the Center for Entrepreneurial Learning and Leadership at Georgia Southern University. Sponsored by SCORE, University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and Savannah Morning News. RSVP at www.savannah.score.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) Cathey Petkash to speak at SCORE’s Top Ten Tips Monthly Lecture Series, on Thursday, February 28 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Small Business Resource Center, 111 East Liberty Street. She will speak about Top Ten Tips for Choosing a Winning Franchise Business. Lecture is free. RSVP to info@scoresav.org. 912-652-4335


(ST MARYS, GA) Marjorie Young, President of SCORE, will give a workshop on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 1 – 4 pm on Strategies to Improve your Visibility online and Connect with the Community. Join the workshop LIVE ONLINE at http://www.stmarysvod.com/score or RSVP to SCORE, St. Mary’s 912-882-3583 for a seat.


(SAVANNAH, GA)  February 7,  2013 representatives from the Georgia Association of School Psychologists presented Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. with a check for $1,867. This donation was made possible by proceeds from their silent auction. Funds will benefit Wesley’s Early Childhood Center and The Lady Bamford Center. Both Centers serve children from homeless and low income families. 912-236-4226.


(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents 1520 Walthour Road on Wilmington Island. $895,000. This marsh front property sits on 2+ acres that features 100 feet of waterfront with dock and outdoor grill. Custom built and designed by the homeowner. Contact agent Staci Donegan, 912-234-3323,


(SAVANNAH, GA) The inaugural "Time Starts Now!" event held on Thursday, January 24 raised $25,000 to benefit the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) and its educational, outreach and advocacy programs for local families. Meridth Lamas and her team of State Farm Insurance agents took top prize at the event. www.ldssga.org 


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(SAVANNAH, GA) Help is on the way for women in the Coastal Empire area who are having difficulty advancing their careers. Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is one of 45 Goodwill® agencies across the country selected to provide job training and placement services to women. The program, known as Beyond Jobs and funded through a $7.7 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, will now create a larger impact by reaching more women who are unemployed or underemployed. Interested applicants can contact Ansley Williams at (912)354-6611 ext. 113 or at (912) 429-4293  


(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management, a Savannah-based apartment management company, is pleased to announce that Amy Williams has joined the company as director of marketing. Williams previously served as publisher and marketing sales manager at Apartment Guide and also worked at John Deere as marketing and data coordinator. For more information on Kole Management, please visit www.apartmentsavannah.com.


(SAVANNAH, GA) On May 3rd at 1 pm, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Annual Golf Tournament will take place at Southbridge Golf Club. $400/foursome or $100 for single players. Proceeds from this event benefit NAWIC and are not tax deductible. Contact TJ Baggett for event and sponsorship information: 912.721.5748


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Sat., Feb. 23, 10:30am at The Exchange on Waters, 6710 Waters Ave., in Savannah. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information call 912-927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org.


(SAVANNAH, GA) ‘Behind the Veil’ will showcase the area’s top wedding professionals on Sunday, March 3. The boutique bridal salon, presented by Savannah Weddings, the Telfair Museums and the editors of Savannah magazine, will feature more than 50 wedding planners, caterers, florists, photographers, venues and more. Tickets are $15 in advance at http://behindtheveil2013.eventbrite.com/# 


(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter  and Horizons Savannah have been designated to receive a portion of the proceeds from the second annual St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s The Market, 3 West Ridge on Skidaway Island. The shopping event will take place February 19 and 20 and will feature 20 handpicked vendors offering a wide array of upscale items including, clothing, jewelry, housewares, culinary items, art and personal gifts. For more information, contact Diane Oxnard at 912-656-8974.


(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) Oyster Roast, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Isle of Hope Marina 6:00-9:00 pm, $30 per person at the door. Call 655-7475. This is a fund raiser for the IOH pool.


(WASHINGTON, DC) Update on what the Affordable Health Care Act means to small businesses with Employers with fewer than 25 employees. http://www.sba.gov/healthcare 


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(SAVANNAH, GA) Lecture by Wayne B. Jonas, MD, a foremost physician researcher in integrative medicine, will speak Thursday, February 28, at the William and Iffath Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research at Memorial University Medical Center. 5:30pm.  For more information call 912-350-7845. The event is free and open to the public, no registration required.



(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast Georgia is looking for a Youth Hero Nominations for their upcoming  Youth Hero Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast on  April 26, 2013.

(SAVANNAH, GA) No  time  to  volunteer,  but  want  to  assist  those  in  need?  100 Women Who Care in Savannah will have their first meeting on Tuesday, February 19 at 6pm at the Savannah Civic Center, 2nd floor Bryan room. 100%  of  your  donation  to  go  directly  to  a  LOCAL  charity. Any 100+ Women  member  can  nominate  a  local  non-­profit  charity/cause. The  nominations  are  put  in  a  bowl  and  three  names  are  drawn  at  random. 100  women  x  $100  =  $10,000! Call Linda  Drake,  912-­897-­ 3936.

(SAVANNAH, GA) SPEED NETWORKING! Tuesday, February 12 at 11:30 – Small Business Council / SMART Lunch at the Savannah Morning News Auditorium. Cost $11 for Chamber Members, $35 for Non Members.
RSVP IS REQUIRED call. Cally D’Angelo, 912.644.6459


(SAVANNAH, GA)  Bouhan Falligant, LLP is pleased to announce several additions to the 2012 Georgia Trend Legal Elite List. Attorneys Glen M. Darbyshire, Andrew H. Dekle, J. Daniel Falligant, Leamon R. Holliday III, Kathleen Horne and Susannah Rogers Pedigo have been listed in the magazine’s prestigious annual list. They join Todd M. Baiad, Carlton E. Joyce, Benjamin W. Karpf, John G. Lientz, John B. Manly, Melanie L. Marks and Gregory G. Sewell, who were also named Legal Elite by the magazine. For more information on Bouhan Falligant, LLP, please call 912-232-7000 or visit www.bouhan.com.


(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s time for the 2013 Fast Pitch Competition to help promising local entrepreneurs start new ventures or grow existing ones.  Deadline for applications is February 18 at 5 PM, with competition day being March 28th from 8 AM to 4 PM.  For more information charisse@thecreativecoast.org or 912.447.8457   





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