(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, February 29, 2016

By February 29, 2016Local NewsWIRE
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SWIFT REACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department began using SwiftReach, an emergency community notification system. While home phone numbers are automatically entered, mobile phone numbers are not and SCMPD encourages everyone to register their mobile device in order to ensure important information is distributed to community members as quickly as possible. Registration is free and will be able to alert the public to missing persons, severe weather, evacuation orders, and other urgent public safety scenarios. Each SCMPD precinct will have Crime Prevention Officers on hand Wednesday, March 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to help sign people up. For more information, and a step-by-step how to video, visit http://scmpd.org/swiftreach-faq/

FAST PITCH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Creative Coast will host their annual FastPitch competition on Friday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. until the end of happy hour. In addition to being a great place to network, speak with mentors, and gain exposure, it will also feature 24 3-minute pitches. All they need to make the night perfect would be someone to be able to video tape the pitches. Think you might be interested? For more information, visit https://www.thecreativecoast.org/creative-coast-gearing-up-for-fastpitch-competition/#.VtB5SLS3MUU

INTERN ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Colleen Ridder, senior at Virginia Tech, was selected as Carriage Trade PR, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC’s intern for Spring 2016. She will be responsible for writing press releases; search engine optimization; creating social media calendars and digital press kits; compiling media lists and coordinating interviews. For more information, visit:https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/carriage-trade-pr-and-cecilia-russo-marketing-announces-new-intern-from-virginia-tech/

CAT MEETING

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Chatham Area Transit Authority meeting will be moved from its regularly scheduled time on the third Tuesday of every month to Tuesday, March 22 in consideration of the Savannah City Council meeting regarding the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The meeting will be open to the public and held at the Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center located at 610 West Oglethorpe Avenue. For more information, visit http://www.catchacat.org 

NOTRE DAME CLUB

(SAVANNAH, GA) Presented by The Notre Dame Club of Savannah, The University of Notre Dame Glee Club will host a concert on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. This free event will take place at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, located at 1707 Bull St. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the internationally acclaimed Club perform during their 100th anniversary Spring Tour. For more information, visit www.ndgleeclub.com

MOVEMENT IN THE PARK

(SAVANNAH, GA) The third annual “Movement in the Park” Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Sunday, May 15 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Sponsored by Dawn Baker and Fleet Feet Savannah, the event will have a Dawning of a Miracle Mile walk/run, Zumba, yoga, vendors, and refreshments. Proceeds from this event will benefit Dawn Baker’s scholarship, “The Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship” which is a $1,000 grant awarded to a college-bound graduating female with a chronic/life-threatening illness or a senior who has succeeded in spite of adversity. http://www.dawnbakeronline.com/index.php?id=30

WHY I GIVE

(GOODWILL OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE) Why I Give: Andrea Evans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKTGTGm393M

HEALTHY EATS!

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2016 JCB MudFest is excited to announce a new partnership with Enmarket. Enmarket will be supplying healthy eats for the event this year. For more information, visit http://jcbmudfest.com

SPEECH ON REPUTATION MANAGEMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young will present the workshop, “Strategies to Boost Your Professional Reputation,” during the 2016 GAWDA (Gases and Welding Distributors Association) Spring Management Conference on Monday, April 4 in Savannah at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. For event information,  https://www.facebook.com/WomenOfGasesWelding/?fref=nf

HB 757

(SAVANNAH, GA )  OnFebruary 19 the Georgia Senate passed House Bill 757, also known as “First Amendment Defense Act,” in a 38-14 vote. The bill is now being considered by the Georgia House of Representatives. If passed into law, the bill would allow any taxpayer-funded, faith-based nonprofit or agency to deny all services based on religious beliefs. For more information on the potential long/short-term implications of this law’s passage, visit: http://carriagetradepr.com/send-hb-757-first-amendment-defense-act-to-the-wastebin-of-history/

OUTSOURCING YOUR SALES

(SCORE) Join score on Thursday, February 25 at 1 to 2 p.m. for their free webinar, “How To Increase Revenue and Close More Deals by Outsourcing Your Sales” and answer the age old question about how to get more bang for your buck. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/XPoSn

RMHC

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire (RMHC) is pleased to announce three new members have joined its 2016 Board of Directors. The Board has also elected executive committee members for the upcoming year. RMHC is a nonprofit organization that provides a home away from home for families who have critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at Savannah area hospitals, For more information, please visit http://carriagetradepr.com/the-ronald-mcdonald-house-charities-of-the-coastal-empire-announces-2016-board-members/

KOLE MANAGEMENT 

(MACON, GA / SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Co. (KMC), a Savannah-based apartment management & investment firm, recently acquired Legacy at River Crossing, a 200-unit apartment community in the affluent North Macon neighborhood of Arkwright. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/savannah-based-apartment-management-firm-kole-management-acquires-new-macon-property/

POTLUCK

(SAVANNAH, GA) Free Potluck and Movie Night at Savannah Yoga Center March 12 at 5:30 for a community screening of the movie, Forks Over Knives and make sure to bring your favorite vegetarian/vegan dish to share with everyone. Free and open to the public. For more information visit, http://savannahyoga.com/workshops

7 BOOKS

(BUSINESS INSIDER) Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey Says These 7 Books Changed His Life
http://www.businessinsider.com/books-that-inspired-jack-dorsey-2016-2

DATE NIGHT AUCTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Jaycees is now accepting nominations for Savannah area singles to be featured in the 2016 Charity Date Night Auction. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 20 at midnight. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/savannah-jaycees-call-for-nominations-for-2016-charity-date-night-auction-singles/

HOW WELL IS SMALL BUSINESS DOING IN CHATHAM?

(SAVANNAH, GA) STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS announces 2016 speakers and topics. For complete list, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/score-and-wells-fargo-to-sponsor-the-state-of-small-business-conference-on-may-4-2016/

UBER

(INC) Uber’s Safety Crisis Create Opening for Rivals: http://www.inc.com/christine-lagorio/uber-competitors-on-safety.html

MEET LIMPY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Limpy, a male tabby rescued on November 21 who is in need of a forever home. He is 4-5 months old, housebroken, and great with other cats. To view Limpy and other animals available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-117-limpy/

YOUTH ART MONTH AT SAVANNAH MALL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall will showcase students’ works of art during the month of March, in recognition of National Youth Art Month (YAM). Projects created by students from 53 area schools will be displayed in the Dillard’s Court from Saturday, March 5 to Sunday, March 27. For more information visit, http://events.savannahnow.com/event/arts-crafts/youth-art-month-exhibit

KILT AND KOLOR RUN

(SAVANNAH, GA) SAVE THE DATE: 3rd annual Kilt and Kolor Run on Saturday, March 19, benefiting the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. For more information, please visit: http://www.savannahnow.com/accent/2016-02-12/calendar#

NEED VOLUNTEERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-Chatham County Animal Control is seeking volunteers to help with the animal shelter on Sallie Mood Drive throughout the year. No prior animal experience is necessary. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, children who are 16 or older can volunteer with a parent present. To sign up for volunteer orientation email jarmstrong@savannahga.gov. For more information, visit http://animalcontrol.chathamcounty.org

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