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Thanks for taking the time to read this message in its entirety. SCORE has partnered with the Small Business Institute at Armstrong State University to develop the 1st Annual State of Small of Small Business Survey. The results of this survey will help to inform business owners, policymakers and educators about the state of the small business sector in the Savannah area. 

Your effort in completing the survey will greatly add to the value of this project. This voluntary survey will take about 12 minutes to complete and all of your responses will remain anonymous  unless you specifically provide the identity of your business.

The results from the survey will be combined and presented, in summary form, at the State of Small Business Conference on May 4th at the Savannah International Trade Center. No individual responses will be revealed.

To complete the survey please click the following link and follow the directions on the page:https://www.armstrong.edu/SmallBusinessSurvey 


(SAVANNAH, GA) Lead Actor, David DeSanctis will be present for a special screening of “Where Hope Grows” on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Savannah Arts Academy located at 500 Washington Ave, Savannah, Ga. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a chance to get a signed copy of “Where Hope Grows” from DeSanctis. The movie will last 96 minutes and afterward, DeScantis and his parents will hold a 30 minute question and answer session. Premiering in theaters last year, “Where Hope Grows” is about a baseball player whose professional career was cut short due to his personal problems and is suddenly awakened and invigorated by a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store. For more information, Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tN7TlwduYsM


(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology introduces Howington Skin Care, a unique product line designed to treat a variety of skin types and conditions featuring 15 new skin care solutions, including acne treatments, anti-aging products, sun screens and moisturizers. Learn more: http://lcderm.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Saturday, April 30, The American Red Cross will host the fourth annual Lori Dunham Gordon Memorial Blood Drive at the Savannah Mall, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The blood drive will be located on the lower level of the Savannah Mall, near Center Court between the Stuff Store and GNC. Donors will be entered to win several giveaways. This year’s goal for the drive is 25 units. Appointments are encouraged at  redcrossblood.org, searching the Sponsor Code SAVMall. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/american-red-cross-announces-fourth-annual-lori-dunham-gordon-memorial-blood-drive/

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(DEWITT TILTON GROUP) The Dewitt Tilton Group ensures faster and safer construction by managing every aspect of a clients project, from pre-construction through completion. The firm brings their financial strength, industry relationships and outstanding reputation to work on every project. For more information, visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com


(MOTTO) The Four Golden Rules of Networking


(SAVANNAH, GA) Breaking Barriers: Exploring Personal Samskaras with Nikki Myers April 8-10. Codependence has been described as ‘the addiction to look elsewhere.’ It’s the belief that something outside of ourselves; people, places, things, behaviors or experiences, can give us fulfillment and joy. Join us during this workshop to learn how yoga can break the barriers of addiction. Full details at  www.savannahyoga.com/workshops


The Sgt John Cain Comeback Charity Challenge 5k is set for Friday evening, April 8th at 6:30 pm at JF Gregory Park


(SAVANNAH, GA) Don’t miss the opportunity to meet painter Randy Akers and sculptor Fran Kaminsky during their opening artists’ reception on Thursday, April 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery located at 1352 Eisenhower Drive. Their work will be displayed through June 30 and a portion of proceeds will go toward supporting Hospice Savannah and funding extra programs and services that are not covered by insurance. For more information, visit http://www.hospicesavannah.org/hospice-savannah-art-gallery/


(MASHABLE) Age of the Freelancer: How a New Breed of Worker is Redefining the 9-5

HB 757

(SAVANNAH, GA) 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://www.thebowenlawgroup.com/blog/send-hb-757-first-amendment-defense-act-to-the-wastebin-of-history


(SAVANNAH, GA) Rose is a 1 year old, female, tabby who is currently residing at Coastal Pet Rescue and looking for a forever home. She is housebroken and good with other cats and children. All animals from Coastal Pet Rescue are up-to-date on shots as well as spayed or neutered. To view Rose and other pets available for adoption, visit:  http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2016-c-040-rose/


(SAVANNAH, GA) Register now for Camp Aloha, a camp for Grieving Children ages 6 – 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. This overnight camp organized by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers will be held April 29 – May 1 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center. www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha 912.303.9442.  $25 registration fee which can be waived if a scholarship is needed. For more information, to view videos from prior camps, or to register your child, please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/CampAloha


(SAVANNAH, GA) The American Diabetes Association is hosting their largest fundraising event of the year – the 4th Annual Lawyers Guns & Money Sporting Clays Tournament. The event will start at 2 p.m. and be held at the Forest City Gun Club located at 9203 Ferguson Ave, Savannah, GA. The after party will begin at 6 p.m. and include BBQ, bourbon tasting, silent auction and live music by Connellis and The Train Wrecks Band. For more information, visit http://main.diabetes.org/site/Calendar?id=51315&view=Detail&utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=savannahkap2016&utm_campaign=EVENT&s_src=vanity&s_subsrc=savannahkap2016


(INC) 9 Smart Ways To Be More Likable Without Going Overboard


(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, (formerly Enmark) has announced it is investing over $500,000 per year to increase the starting salaries of its convenience store employees and has raised its senior general manager earnings potential to a minimum of $55,000, with a profit sharing bonus. This decision underscores the company’s commitment to building the best workplace in the retail industry. For more information, visit http://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-pumps-500000-employee-starting-salaries-management-wages


(SAVANNAH GA) The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Youth Hero Awards Breakfast to honor local youth who have chosen to give back to their communities through volunteer work. April 15th Eckburg Auditorium 8 a m.  During the event, Red Cross will also honor Don Waters, President and CEO of Brassler USA, Inc. for his local business leadership, community advocate and volunteer achievements. Tickets and sponsorships are available. For more information visit contact  Victoria.tenbroeck@redcross.org or call  912-651-5300 x 348.


(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


(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


(SAVANNAH, GA) RSVP for May 4, 2016 THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS in Chatham, CO. Event is FREE but you must RSVP: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecbseenif6cafe3a&llr=anwty5eab


(SAVANNAH, GA) The Good Scout Service Luncheon to benefit Boy Scout programs throughout southeastern Georgia is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 11:45am-1:00pm at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. This luncheon honors individuals who have helped contribute to the success of the youth in our service area.  Mayor Eddie DeLoach will be the ‘Good Scout’ honoree and Mr. Tom James will be honored as the ‘Outstanding Eagle.’ Register now by calling Angela Phillips at the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America at 912-927-7272, ext. 204 or email her at Angela.Phillips@Scouting.org.  https://coastalgeorgiabsa.doubleknot.com/event/1884157


(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah business attorney Charles Bowen of The Bowen Law Group will be a featured panelist in the Second National Health Policy and Clinical Practice Conference to be held in Savannah from March 31 to April 2, 2016 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf & Spa Resort. The overall purpose of the event, sponsored by the Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center, is to extend an opportunity to interdisciplinary health care professionals and the general public to review, identify and discuss pertinent changes that are impacting and influencing American health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act. For more information, visit https://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/savannah-attorney-invited-to-panel-the-2016-national-health-policy-and-clinical-practice-conference/.


(SAVANNAH,GA) The Savannah Friends of Music are once again offering Summer Music Scholarships to outstanding students who wish to attend summer music camps.  Application forms can be obtained by visiting www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com, under the Grants tab.  The application deadline is April 20, 2016.  For more information please email info@savannahfriendsofmusic.com.


(SAVANNAH, GA)  The USTA Challenger is looking for volunteers. You get to see all the tennis. Volunteers who work a minimum of 3 shifts will get one of the following (their choice): Round of golf at the Landing, Tennis Court time (2 hours) and a can of balls, Tennis Clinic (1- 1/2 hrs). For morE information, email rcgold28@gmail.com


(SAVANNAH, GA) Five of Savannah SCORE’s senior business mentors present the Business Launch Pad seminar to be held Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SBA and SCORE office at 111 East Liberty St. The event costs $30 and includes a light lunch and beverages that will be provided. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to receive essential, practical information on how to start and operate a successful business. For more information and topics that will be covered, visit https://savannah.score.org/localworkshops/business-launchpad-0


(SCORE) Have a crazy schedule? SCORE wants to make sure you can get all of the advice you need whenever you need it by accessing all of their past webinars 24/7 so you never miss a beat. For more information, visit http://ht.ly/MjnQy