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(SPRINGFIELD, GA) Enmark has cut the ribbon on a new store in Springfield. Services include freshly prepared food including fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, smoked ribs, barbeque, and made to order breakfast. The store also features six flavors of frozen yogurt and a topping bar. Enmark’s Magic Ice is available along with Icee products, brewed tea, and Supreme Bean coffee. Gas, diesel, and car wash are available outside.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The fundraiser, "TIME STARTS NOW" raised $25,000 for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society. See photos from the event.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management, a Savannah-based apartment management company, is pleased to announce that Brian Purtell has joined the company as chief financial officer. Purtell comes to Kole Management from Colony Bank, where he served as vice president. For more information on Kole Management, please visit www.apartmentsavannah.com.


(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) Savannah’s own Bobby Deen and Southern Living magazine Editor-at-Large Kimberly Schlegel Whitman as part of the 2013 Savannah Book Festival taking place February 14-17. Tickets are available for the presentation at 1 PM on Friday, February 15. http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

(FLAVORWIRE) Business Cards of 20 Famous People http://www.flavorwire.com/364847/the-fascinating-business-cards-of-20-famous-people/20

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enjoy a romantic Valentine Wine and Chocolate Tasting on Thursday February 14, 7-9 PM at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.  Enjoy live classical music from violinists Julia and Joanna Sellman while tasting the delights of artisan chocolates from Savannah Chocolatiers paired with fine wines.  All proceeds benefit the construction of the Children’s Garden.
$15 per person, $25 per couple ($5 will be a tax-deductible gift)
Reservations required, please call (912) 921-5460

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty presents:

(TED) The power of introverts: Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. Our world prizes extroverts — but Susan Cain makes a case for the quiet and contemplative http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts.html

(SAVANNAH, GA) In 2012 Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire placed 1,406 people in jobs. www.goodwillsavannah.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) Renowned jazz pianists Bob Seeley and John Cocuzzi will perform in Savannah on Friday, February 8 at 6 PM at the Plantation Club at The Landings on Skidaway Island. The piano showdown will benefit Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter. The evening will also include a silent auction. Tickets are $125 each; for more information or to purchase tickets, donate auction items or reserve a table, please contact Marolyn Overton at 912-598-7358 or Dick Miller at 912-598-5049.


(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Insurance Company Bernard Williams Celebrates 75 Years with CNA. SEE PHOTO 


SAVANNAH, GA) NBC Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb will present her new book at the 2013 Savannah Book Festival. She joins a growing number of best-selling authors participating in the Festival. Now in its sixth year, this world class book festival will take place February 14-17, 2013 with most events free and open to the public.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trident Sustainability Group announces a new LEED certification – Mercer University Admissions and Welcome Center in Macon, GA.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. announces The Love Walk to raise money for critical programs directly impacting women, children and families struggling through poverty.  The 3.6K Love Walk is scheduled for Saturday, February 9 at 9 AM at Wesley on Drayton Street.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Former Vice President, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and bestselling author Al Gore will speak at the 2013 Savannah Book Festival on Saturday, February 16 at 10:15 AM at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Telfair Square. www.savannahbookfestival.org

(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  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Pictures  from the Buy Local  Awards Luncheon  at the Pirate’s House. Keynote Speaker was Ryan Chandler, Vice President of Business Development for the Colonial Group, parent company of several local businesses including Enmark. See winners

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) GOODWILL has a new store on Broughton Street. ARTICLE



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