(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, March 11, 2019

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SPONSORS DONATE $51,000 TO 2019 LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA PROGRAM
(SOUTHEAST GA) Businesses from our 10-county region have donated $51,000 to Leadership Southeast Georgia for its five-month leadership development program in 2019. Sponsors include Evans General Contractors, Gulfstream Aerospace, Advanced Door Systems, The Sack Company, Georgia Power, Georgia Southern University, the Savannah Airport Commission, LS3P ASSOCIATES, LTD. and FirstPage Marketing. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

Leadership Southeast Georgia

(Left to right) Mayra Martin, FirstPage Marketing; Emily Zimmerman, Evans General Contractors; Ruel Joyner, Past Chairman of Leadership Southeast Georgia; Kendria Lee, Georgia Southern University; Lee Beckmann, Chairman of Leadership Southeast Georgia; Paul Roesel, The Sack Company; Neil Dawson, LS3P ASSOCIATES, LTD.; Erica Palmisano, FirstPage Marketing; Lucas Renfroe, FirstPage Marketing Missing from Photo: Mark Bennett, Gulfstream Aerospace; Klas Anderson, Advanced Door Systems; Jason Coley, Georgia Power; Greg Kelly, Savannah Airport Commission; Candace Carpenter, Savannah Airport Commission


NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR TENTH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is asking for nominations for its 10th Annual Night of Champions celebration scheduled for May 9. The event recognizes employees with different abilities in the Savannah area who excel in their workplace and their employers who have come to understand the value and importance of inclusive employment. Employee nominations may be submitted online until Friday, March 29. To nominate an individual, please visit https://nightofchampions.org/nominations/ 

CREATE GOOD DENTAL HABITS AT AN EARLY AGE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Every child should learn good dental habits from their parent(s) or guardian(s). Wondering where to start? Dr. Angela Canfield can offer a few words of wisdom to those doing the teaching in this article: https://www.prlog.org/12758148-creating-good-dental-habits-at-an-early-age-by-angela-canfield-dds.html

REGISTER NOW FOR CAMP ALOHA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle Grief and Loss counselors and volunteers facilitate a weekend overnight camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. Camp Aloha runs from the evening of May 3 through the afternoon of May 5. For more information, please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha 

YOUNG LEADERS’ LEARNING LUNCH – RSVP NOW

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way’s next Young Leaders’ Learning Lunch will take place on Thursday, March 28, at noon. Diana Morrison, Founder and President of Advertising Specialty Services, will present “The Dirty Dozen of Networking.” For more information and to RSVP, pleas visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2184633541557564/

LIBRARIES ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Live Oak Public Libraries is accepting donations of gently used books, DVDs, and audiobook CDs to support the Library’s collection and library partnerships with community organizations. Donations must meet specific criteria that can be found online. Those interested in donating or wishing to learn more can find additional information here: https://liveoakpl.org/connect/donate 

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT AND HIRES NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter has announced the launch of a new transitional living program and the hiring of Cheri Dean as the Program Director. The Transitional Living Program is an 18-month residential program that prepares homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/03/park-place-outreach-receives-federal-grant-transitional-living-program-and-hires-new-program-director/

Cheri Dean, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah

Cheri Dean, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter Savannah


ENTERTAINMENT INCENTIVES EXTENDED

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) “Savannah did not become a preferred filming destination based solely upon Mother Nature’s bounty. While warm weather, beaches, forests, creeks, and marshes (not to mention some of the most beautiful architecture on the planet) can offer up a feast to any camera’s lens, the truth is that the lifeblood of the film industry is illusion.” Read Charles Bowen’s full article on the extended entertainment incentives and how to make them work for you in this Connect Savannah article: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/entertainment-incentives-extended/Content?oid=11799688

MIRANDA OSBORN JOINS FELDER & ASSOCIATES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Miranda Osborn has joined the architectural and interior design firm of Felder & Associates as office manager. In her role, she will be responsible for administrative duties, including overseeing residential, commercial, industrial, educational, historic and modern designs. To learn more about Osborn, her new position and the firm, please visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/miranda-osborn-joins-felder-associates-as-office-manager/

Miranda Osborn, Felder & Associates

Miranda Osborn, Felder & Associates


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE FEATURED IN FIXED MAGAZINE – INNOVATION IN ACTION

(FIXED MAGAZINE) Peacock Automotive was recently featured in Fixed Magazine in a piece highlighting the company’s innovation. The new Peacock Collision Center is a hub for innovation and was spotlighted in the article. Read the full story here: https://www.fixedopsbusiness.com/articles/2719-innovation-in-action

FIFTH ANNUAL LOUISE LAURETTI HOOPS FOR HORIZONS – MARCH 30

(SAVANNAH, GA) he fifth annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons “three vs three” charity basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 30, at Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Drive. Local basketball legends Larry “Gator” Rivers and Dale Parker will be honorary co-chairs of this year’s event. For more information, please visit www.horizonssavannah.org  

ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT BENEFITS THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah presented the first “The Royal Flush Casino Night” Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Savannah Station. All of the proceeds went to benefit families at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. The casino-themed party featured heavy hors-d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, dancing and complimentary casino. Guests enjoyed Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Wheel of Fortune with the opportunity to win up to $3,500 in cash and other prizes. To view photos from the event, please visit http://www.southmag.com/scenes/The-Royal-Flush-Casino-Night-Presented-by-Roto-Rooter-Plumbers-of-Savannah/?fbclid=IwAR2WMjFXKy59WSoDuWv2vlhw4lCmo8NtsACOPjLyxVfpXlHum0YDk9n2R6A

2019 AUTISM CONFERENCE HELD IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Autism activist Temple Grandin, widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most accomplished and best-known autistic adults, was the keynote speaker at the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism’s 2019 Autism Conference held Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Savannah Convention Center. Estimates indicate that one in 59 children born in the United States will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. With a full list of speakers and a reverse job fair, the conference was an excellent education resource for our region. Hundreds of guests attended the event. Learn more here: http://www.wtoc.com/2019/03/01/autism-conference-held-savannah/

CONGRATULATIONS BETHESDA BLAZERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Congratulations to Bethesda Academy’s 6th grade Blazers! The basketball team was runner-up in the 2019 SPAL Basketball Championship. The team is coached by Kim Glisson and John Black. A successful season it was! For more information on Bethesda Academy athletics, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/athletics/

HOLES FORE HEROES – MAY 17

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Georgia Apartment Association will host its third annual Holes Fore Heroes golf tournament benefitting the NLF Veteran’s Village on May 17. The tournament will take place at the Club at Savannah Harbor. Sponsors’ deadline to sign-up is May 3, and golfers may register until May 10. For more information, please visit https://www.coastalga-apt.org/events/2019holesforeheroes

OPEN FOR BUSINESS® RECAP: THE ART OF EVENT PLANNING

(FACEBOOK) In February, we talked about the art and science behind event planning. Looking to plan your next big event? Ensure you don’t miss a beat by watching our video, and leave your own tips in the comments! Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2235689593353304/ Open for Business February

DEAN BURNETTE NAMED PRESIDENT OF GABB

(Savannah, GA) Dean Burnette, founder of Savannah-based Best Business Brokers (B3), has been named president of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) for 2019. GABB members help business owners establish sales prices, create marketing plans and strategies for the sales, identify and qualify potential buyers and protect owners’ and buyers’ confidentiality. For more information, visit http://B3Brokers.com

Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers (B3)

Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers (B3)


PREVENT AND REVERSE DIABETES WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) A wellness workshop which will present information to prevent and reverse diabetes will be held Saturday, March 23, from 9am to 5pm at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Pooler, Ga. Sponsored by One Life One Choice, Inc., wellness experts will present new research and lifestyle measures to change your life. Contact One Live One Choice at (912.398.3413) or purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-health-summit-spring-2019-tickets-56591261988#tickets

GIRLS ON THE RUN OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER FOR  SAVANNAH GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Girls on the Run (GOTR) Is an official charity partner for the Web.com/Savannah Golf Championship. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets to watch the PGA-qualifying can be found here: www.savannahgolfchampionship.com

CHRIS TILTON ON BEING THE LOCAL STAR REP IN THE AREA 

(SAVANNAH CEO) Chris Tilton, President of the Dewitt Tilton Group, talks to us about them being the star rep in the area and what exactly that means. Learn more in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/02/chris-tilton-being-local-star-rep-area/ 

CORPUS CHRISTI POOLER CATHOLIC CHURCH WORSHIP SPACE BLESSING CEREMONY

(POOLER, GA) More than 300 people filled the worship space in the multi-purpose building for the blessing of the long awaited home for the Catholic Communty in Pooler.  View a video of the blessing service here: https://animoto.com/play/2yovTHvglmIRHYNqDMPkoA

THE EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Workplace policy and procedure manuals are vital to protect yourself from dealing with employment disputes. Business owners and management need to become well-versed in the problems that arise in the workplace and to be focused on prevention. For more information, please visit http://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/ The Bowen Law Group, Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, Savannah Public Relations

MEET ESTELLA 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Estella! Estella is a 6-year-old yellow lab mix. Estella came into the rescue rather sick, but her health didn’t affect her sweetness! She is extra gentle and really just loves to be with her human. For more information on Estella or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-417-estella/